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In Rockford Illinois – a blueprint for reducing homelessness, 1,050 miles from Concord
06-23-2024 5:04 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Rockford, Illinois, was the type of place where for those growing up there, the goal was to get out. To Larry Morrissey, that became a challenge to transform his hometown – especially when it came to addressing homelessness. Morrissey grew up in...


Opinion: The communities and identities of Christianity
06-22-2024 8:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com In contemporary society, identifying as “Christian” invites more confusion than clarity. Last year, Pew Research...


Knitting together to foster conversations on democracy
06-22-2024 7:00 AM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Eve Jacobs Carnahan had a long career as an elections lawyer before her experiences with the American electoral system gave her the idea for something different. In 2018, she started “Knit Democracy Together,” a project that aims to fuel productive...


Concord Ethics Board to weigh merits of complaints against two city councilors
06-21-2024 4:45 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Concord’s Board of Ethics will weigh a handful of recent complaints against city officials, including against two city councilors at a meeting Monday morning.The board will evaluate whether the complaints merit a public hearing or to dismiss them. The...


Concord downsizes middle school plan to reduce costs but keeps firm on unpopular location
06-21-2024 4:44 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

While maintaining that Broken Ground is the ideal site for the new middle school due to its ample space, the Concord School Board has started downsizing the building and cutting amenities, bringing the project cost to a tentative $152 million.This is...


Concord celebrates World Refugee Day with song and dance
06-20-2024 4:30 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

A few things in the world can reliably bring different people together: Soccer, food, a nice sunset. Shakira. When the Colombian singer’s 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka,” came on, the jumble of kids swaying nervously on the gym floor threw up their...


Granite State Games championship rosters filled with athletes competing for the love of the game
06-20-2024 1:43 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Concord local Alyssa Leppard planted her feet, clutched her bat and swung hard. She missed the yellow softball by several inches.Her coach, Jen Boyden, standing behind third base, met Leppard’s eye. They both laughed.It was the bottom of the fourth...


50th annual Market Days opens during heat wave
06-20-2024 1:26 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The 50th anniversary of Market Days kicked off Thursday in the middle of a heat wave, transforming downtown Concord into a sizzling celebration of summer, filled with the aroma of chicken on the grill for freshly made gyros, local artists and vendors...


‘It’s kind of embarrassing’: Performing arts leaders ask district to expand CHS auditorium as part of middle school project
06-19-2024 4:37 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Every time Concord High puts on a concert, Gabe Cohen rents a U-Haul. The Christa McAuliffe Auditorium at the high school —  the district’s largest performance space — has 397 seats, just enough to seat one grade of its student body of 1,400....


More Concord Coaches will be on display Saturday than anywhere
06-19-2024 12:12 PM

by DAVID BROOKS

You expect to see Concord Coaches when Tom Prescott puts his collection of Abbot-Downing on display at his company’s annual open house.  This Saturday, in fact, you can see more of these handsome stagecoaches in one place than anywhere else on...


Large solar array coming to land along Merrimack River in Concord
06-19-2024 12:09 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

A solar array that could power close to 1,000 typical homes is coming to scrubland along the Merrimack River in Concord.The project would involve more than 11,000 panels, capable of tracking the sun during the day, producing 4.58 megawatts AC. It...


Opinion: Three reasons the 2024 presidential election is a sign of the times
06-19-2024 6:00 AM

By A. J. KIERSTEAD

A. J. Kierstead is a resident of Concord and the editor and host of The New England Take. The current collapse of political norms was inevitable. It is apparent the neolib/neocon movement, the lukewarm attempt at “centrism,” has imploded and the...


Three charged following investigation into human remains found at Airport Road home in Concord
06-18-2024 5:39 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Three people are facing charges after police reported the discovery of human remains at 58 Airport Road in Concord earlier this month.Concord residents Todd Spataro, 57, Jocelyn Cote, 47, and Ryan Holton, 34 were all charged with abuse of a corpse and...


Hometown Hero: With patience and an open heart, Terry Irwin has supported Concord’s New Americans
06-18-2024 5:32 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Odette Kanzayire pulls a thin workbook from her purse, placing it on the table beside a spiral notebook whose edges are worn round. On its cover is splashed the title “Survival English.”Kanzayire has been tutored by Terry Irwin, a volunteer with...


New Hampshire's population is increasing, especially in rural areas
06-18-2024 4:12 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Over the past three years, New Hampshire’s population has grown by more than 23,000 residents – about as many people live in the entire town of Bedford – with some communities like Pembroke growing a lot and others like Durham shrinking, according to...


Cannonball Countdown: All 7 Concord city pools open Friday
06-17-2024 10:45 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Just in time for summer, with schools letting out for the year last week and a major heat wave beginning on Tuesday, all seven of Concord’s public pools will open at the end of this week.It’s the first summer since pre-pandemic times that’s been...


Through perseverance, Concord 2024 grads take life ‘by the horns’
06-15-2024 5:25 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

When Alexavier Hildreth begins business classes at Southern New Hampshire University this fall, his mother Jillian Fox will also be enrolled. He’s the reason she’s there. “I didn’t get to do this,” Fox said, tears welling behind her sunglasses, as the...


Opinion: New Hampshire’s growing tax burden
06-15-2024 8:00 AM

By RALPH JIMENEZ

Ralph Jimenez of Concord served on the Monitor editorial board. Slim envelopes have been arriving in the mail that, if their exterior betrayed their contents, would be ruddy, glowing and emitting sulfurous fumes. They are June property tax bills. The...


Opinion: How I’m celebrating Father’s Day this year
06-15-2024 7:00 AM

By BRINKLEY BROWN

Brinkley Brown of Concord is a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving as an English teacher in Rwanda. Years ago, my dad wrote a story for the Monitor about Father’s Day. He said that while this day usually means kids honoring their dads, it’s also...


Opinion: Divisions, decisions, democracy: Overcoming the demand for only one way
06-15-2024 6:30 AM

By JOHN BUTTRICK

John Buttrick writes from his Vermont Folk Rocker in his Concord home, Minds Crossing. He can be reached at johndbuttrick@gmail.com Recently, I participated in a discussion about the purpose of possessing guns. Some asserted that the sole purpose of...

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