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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...

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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...


Opinion: Finding hope in the midst of despair
06-15-2024 6:00 AM

By SCOTT DICKMAN

Scott Dickman lives in Concord. In a world saturated with news of conflict and division, we easily become entrenched in the belief that certain disputes are intractable, that certain people are destined to live in perpetual conflict. The...


Rolling out the red carpet for Concord High prom
06-14-2024 4:00 PM

Main Street in Concord rolled out the red carpet for Concord High School Thursday night as students dressed in gowns and tuxedos attended their prom at the Bank of NH Stage. Check out a full gallery of photos from the Concord High prom.


Opinion: Outstanding issues at the Broken Ground site
06-14-2024 2:46 PM

By BERT COOPER

Bert Cooper lives in Concord. Concord citizens are rightfully upset with the proposal to relocate the middle school to Broken Ground. After years of school board plans showing a new building at the Rundlett site, after years of board delay pursuing a...


Concord’s new ice cream shop offers unique flavors
06-14-2024 12:12 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Before you can even decide which sweet treat you want, the moment you step into the Social Club Creamery in Concord, you are hit with the rich aroma of freshly made waffle cones.This irresistible scent sets the stage for the delightful dilemma –...


City appoints diversity committee members following hiatus
06-13-2024 5:14 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

The 12 new appointees to Concord’s committee on diversity includes people with both personal and professional experience, from lawyers to case workers to teachers. They represent a broad swath of city residents, including New Americans of different...


At Concord middle school Q&A, questions about location remained dominant
06-12-2024 5:11 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

If Concord School Board members wanted guidance as to where residents’ priorities lie beyond the location of the new middle school, they didn’t get it.Instead, at the first of two question-and-answer sessions on the new design and cost estimate...


As Concord city council debates bus stop location, larger concerns about homelessness continue
06-11-2024 4:21 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

On the granite stoop outside of the Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell law firm, Sean Downs took a seat to wait for the bus.The Capital Area Transit stop on North Main Street sits between two driveways for the law firm, but without a bench at the stop...


Concord crew team rows its way to a national title
06-11-2024 3:08 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Concord Crew might not be as large or exclusive as clubs from around the country that sent teams to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships this weekend, but that didn’t stop two Concord rowers from walking away with a first-place finish.Head...


‘Dog Man’ has his day at Beaver Meadow
06-10-2024 4:50 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Drumroll, please.A pattering of tiny hands erupted, and a celebrity waltzed onto the blue gymnasium floor. The kids at Beaver Meadow elementary school cheered, pumped their fists in the air and waved at Dog Man.Monday afternoon, Gibson’s Bookstore...


Following middle school price estimates, Concord’s city leaders encourage school district to improve community access to schools
06-10-2024 9:00 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A day after Concord’s School Board unveiled long-awaited cost estimates for its middle school project, city leaders encouraged the school board to ensure and communicate that the school buildings are shared community assets.“Taxpayers are saying,...


At Bishop Brady, seniors graduate alongside special honoree
06-08-2024 12:14 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Farhaan Siddiqui knows how to use the Python programming language, and was running scripts for the University of New Hampshire’s engineering school as a high school student. But away from his computer, he gravitated to a different challenge – scaling...


Opinion: The perils of shortsighted pride
06-08-2024 7:00 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 President Biden recently spoke from the White House on the occasion of Israel’s 75th anniversary: “Today, we are still...


Aissa Sweets blends Syrian flavor with innovation
06-07-2024 4:25 PM

By CHLOE RATTEE

Ahmad Aissa, owner of Concord’s Aissa Sweets, said his favorite part of owning his wholesale bakery is innovation.“That’s [the] area I love, fixing machines, assembling production lines, make sure we can output, let’s say, a ton per day and stuff,...


New estimate puts Concord middle school project between $136 million and $166 million
06-06-2024 8:28 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Spending on Concord’s new middle school could be capped at as high as $166.6 million or as low as $136.2 million depending on a range of decisions still to come, according to long-anticipated cost estimates presented at a meeting Thursday night.The...


Shurtleff to leave NH House after 20 years, seeks county seat
06-06-2024 4:12 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In his 20 years as a state representative, Steve Shurtleff has been minority leader, majority leader, house speaker and his current title of speaker emeritus — the first New Hampshire representative to hold all four positions, according to the house...


Murder trial in killing of Concord’s Zackary Sullivan will likely not be until June 2025
06-06-2024 2:08 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A 32-year-old Concord man accused of killing his half-brother in January will likely not stand trial until at least next June, a Merrimack County Superior Court judge indicated on Thursday.Discussion of scheduling a trial date came during a...


Home prices in New Hampshire surge, inventory low
06-05-2024 2:27 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s median home price has soared to an all-time high, reaching the highest point in the past decade. With a continuous dearth of properties for sale, it’s a seller’s market like never before, say real estate experts.In the state capital of...

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