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“We are in a crisis” – Child care costs hit $32k on average
05-20-2024 5:33 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

For Leanna Lorden, one positive to come out of the state’s child care crisis is how the staggering numbers caught the attention of lawmakers.A new estimate reveals that child care costs $32,000 annually for a New Hampshire family with two kids under...


DES’ proposed solid waste rules leave many unsatisfied
05-20-2024 3:52 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Disappointment echoed throughout the state Department of Environmental Services public hearing on solid waste rules as many environmentally conscious citizens took to the microphone to voice their concerns.Adam Plourde, a former Maine resident, found...


Boys and Girls Club denies culpability in sexual abuse lawsuit
05-20-2024 3:04 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The Boys and Girls Club of Central New Hampshire and its executive director say they are not responsible for years of sexual abuse a Concord teenager endured by a former staffer.Teegan Paul, 22, sued the organization in February, accusing it of...


Granite Geek: A museum about N.H. telephones is a whole lot more
05-20-2024 3:02 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

There’s something a little surprising about one of New Hampshire’s best museums, the small but mighty New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner: You’re not supposed to touch most of the exhibits even though they’re the kind of thing we’ve touched all...


Teevens remembered at service
05-20-2024 2:01 PM

By BEN HOOKE

HANOVER — At the stadium that will soon be named in his honor, friends, family and colleagues of late Dartmouth College football coach Eugene F. “Buddy” Teevens gathered on Saturday for an emotional celebration of life.Teevens, a 1979 Dartmouth...


Monitor bids farewell to Ray Duckler
05-20-2024 10:02 AM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET and STEVE LEONE

Ray Duckler, the Concord Monitor’s undisputed leader in bylines published at the paper, is calling it a career.Duckler’s service to Concord area readers and New Hampshire journalism has spanned almost four decades and has included an impressive list...


Opinion: Never again to anyone
05-20-2024 6:00 AM

By JONATHAN P. BAIRD

Jonathan P. Baird lives in Wilmot. May 6 was Holocaust Remembrance Day. The world failed the Jewish people both before and during the years of World War II, with catastrophic consequences. Six million Jews ended up dying in the concentration camps....


Forecasting the future is hard – and it’s harder in the energy transition
05-19-2024 2:30 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The folks who run New England’s power grid think New Hampshire is going to see big changes in the creation and the use of electricity over the next decade, with a ton of new solar panels feeding a ton of new heat pumps and roughly 200,000 more...


Despite using federally funded math coaches, Concord test results are mixed
05-19-2024 1:00 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

It was supposed to be a yearlong effort to help blunt and ultimately reverse pandemic-related learning loss in math.Using relief funding from the federal government, the Concord School District pulled six expert math teachers from their classrooms in...


Environmental advocates wary of state’s industry-friendly solid waste rules
05-19-2024 12:00 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

After years of operating under outdated solid waste regulations, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has proposed updated rules, but environmental advocates are concerned these changes may favor the waste industry over environmental...


High schools: Baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results from this weekend
05-19-2024 1:43 AM

BaseballConcord 7, Spaulding 6Key players: Concord – Mitch Coffey (win, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 K; 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Kaelen Williams (save, 1 IP, 2 K), Noah Chrabolowski (2 hits, run, 3 RBI), Dawson Fancher (2 hits), Alex Turant (hit, run, RBI),...


Who’ll foot bill for water projects?
05-18-2024 1:00 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

With the largest increases in proposed city spending next year tied to major water and sewer projects on the Heights, some city councilors appear open to leaning harder on developers to pay for growth-driven infrastructure improvements.The more than...


Concord solidifies plan to respond to homelessness
05-18-2024 12:00 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Twice a day the fire department can expect a call relating to homelessness in some way, whether it’s a fire at an encampment that needs to be extinguished; the river flooded with high rains and campers are stuck on the banks, or a medical emergency...


Opinion: What it means to be an American
05-18-2024 8:00 AM

By MICHAEL PELCHAT

Michael Pelchat of Webster is a retired pharmacist and current history student. In 1850, Presbyterian minister, James Thornwell of South Carolina, speaking on the major issue of the day, said “they are atheists, socialists, communists on the one...


Opinion: Looking forward to resting in motion
05-18-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Not too long ago, Nancy Jo and I finally buttoned up our estate planning documents. Ours is...


Opinion: Technology and the human brain
05-18-2024 6:00 AM

By JEAN STIMMELL

Jean Stimmell, retired stone mason and psychotherapist, lives in Northwood and blogs at jeanstimmell.blogspot.com Is technology crushing human creativity? That was the question asked in the May 11 article in the Concord Monitor about a recent Apple...


Concord softball’s senior class reflects on a dominant four-year run
05-17-2024 11:38 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD — The Concord softball class of 2024 has basically known nothing but winning. They won the NHIAA Division I state championship last spring after finishing as runners-up the previous two seasons. Now 14-2 this year after a 1-0 walkoff win over...


Softball: An eight-inning no-hitter for Maddy Wachter and a walk-off RBI from Sarah Taylor highlight Tide’s Senior Night
05-17-2024 10:58 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – If you were going to pick a game Tide pitcher Maddy Wachter might be slightly less likely to throw a no-hitter, Friday against Spaulding probably would’ve been a smart pick.Wachter had already pitched a seven-inning, two-hit shutout on...


Hometown Hero: Hopkinton PE teacher Jordan Whitaker ran the Boston Marathon as support runner for para-athlete
05-17-2024 2:27 PM

By CHLOE RATTEE

Hopkinton physical education teacher Jordan Whitaker ran her third Boston Marathon last month – but her first as a support runner to a para-athlete. “It’s awesome to be able to be a part of that,” said Whitaker. “It’s nice to feel like you’re proud...


New book by Mike Pride captures NH literary era
05-17-2024 1:36 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Before he died last spring from a rare blood cancer at age 76, the community knew the local newspaper editor was a well-rounded author, a prolific writer who loved the written word and its ability to summon clear images without being verbose.For...

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