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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...


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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 police investigating Thursday night fight at popular swimming spot

06-21-2024 4:05 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSONand SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Concord police and St. Paul’s campus security responded to a report of violence between two groups near the private school’s docks Thursday on Turkey Pond, a popular spot for young people in the Concord area to swim.Witnesses said a fight broke out...


Seized and sold: ‘It saved me’ – Pandemic property tax payment program that helped thousands ended. Now what?

06-21-2024 3:33 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI / Monitor staff

Patricia Ingemi stood on the front lawn as she watched her house go up in flames. The fire grew fast, and the sound of her nine cats shrieking inside haunts her a decade later. In a matter a minutes, the single-family house she owned since 1981 was...


This camp can stay cool even if the power goes out

06-21-2024 1:36 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Amid all the ways people in New Hampshire have been coping with this week’s heat dome, only one would be familiar to our distant ancestors.“This tradition hasn’t changed much in 125 years!” wrote Natalie Ward, general manager for Rockywold-Deephaven...


Lebanon landfill gas to energy project under construction

06-21-2024 1:36 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Work crews are beginning to construct a $6.6 million facility that will convert greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s landfill into electricity that will be redistributed to the electrical grid and used to power the city’s buildings. The...


More cyanobacteria warnings expected on Lake Winnipesaukee: 'This is unprecedented.’

06-21-2024 1:05 PM

By GABRIEL PERRY

This story was originally produced by the Laconia Daily Sun. NHPR is republishing it in partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative.The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued new warnings and alerts for blue-green...


Pelham stream gage invites visitors to become ‘citizen scientists’

06-21-2024 12:58 PM

By AMANDA PIRANI

On Wednesday mornings, Dena Hoffman puts on long black fishing boots and wades into the murky waters of Beaver Brook in Pelham. Hoffman is an environmental specialist with the town and works to monitor stormwater and water quality in natural water...


City officials absent from Concord Juneteenth event

06-20-2024 3:39 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Tiny hands flipped regular-sized bottles under the tables. Plastic cafeteria stools squeaked relentlessly. A constant buzz of young whispers filled the air, frustrating the few adults in the room who tried and failed to quell it. No matter how...


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...


Heat wave: Mt. Washington breaks daily record

06-20-2024 11:05 AM

By DAYMOND STEER

As a heat wave with temperatures in the 90s rolled through the area this week, and a daily record for June 19 was broken atop Mount Washington.Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Observer and Education Specialist Alex Branton said the high recorded...


Survivors of New Hampshire motorcycle crash that killed 7 urge a judge to keep trucker off the road

06-20-2024 8:06 AM

By MICHAEL CASEY

Relatives and friends of seven motorcyclists who died in a 2019 crash urged New Hampshire officials Wednesday not to allow the trucker back on the state’s roadways.A jury in 2022 found Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty of multiple manslaughter and...


‘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....


Traffic changes set during NASCAR race for I-93, NH Route 106

06-19-2024 4:06 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The arrival of NASCAR racing in Loudon on Sunday means changes to traffic patterns in the area.More than 42,000 spectators and 15,000 vehicles are expected to attend the NASCAR Cup Series Race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The race starts at...


Riverbend Community Mental Health to end adult outpatient counseling, citing finances

06-19-2024 1:01 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

Riverbend Community Mental Health plans to shut down a counseling program that serves more than 300 people by the end of the summer, citing financial pressures.The Concord-based nonprofit says its outpatient program for adults – known as Riverbend...


Officers identified in Pelham man's fatal shooting

06-19-2024 12:30 PM

By ANGELINA BERUBE

NASHUA – Authorities have released the names of the three police officers who used force in the fatal shooting of a Pelham man outside the Lowe’s at 143 Daniel Webster Highway two weeks ago.Ryan Prudhomme, 41, of Pelham died of a single gunshot wound...


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...


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