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Opinion: No double standard
06-17-2024 6:00 AM

By CHARLES HUCKELBURY

Charles Huckelbury lives in Henniker. It took the jury only three hours to convict Hunter Biden, compared to nineteen hours of deliberation for Donald Trump’s jury. Biden was convicted of three felonies, in contrast to the thirty-four crimes...

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Opinion: New Hampshire picking the wrong side in battle for climate accountability
06-14-2024 6:00 AM

By TONY CAPLAN

Tony Caplan lives in Henniker and represents Merrimack District 8 in the NH House. He is on the Science, Technology, and Energy Committee. After New Hampshire’s warmest winter on record, some of the most catastrophic floods to hit the North Country...


Grant wants to make it easier for schools, businesses to do research
05-28-2024 3:49 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Government grants are the life’s blood of modern science, providing money to help specific questions get answered and specific problems tackled. But a new federal grant has a different goal for the state’s 17 colleges and universities: Making it...


Opinion: Trump’s excuses for not testifying
05-28-2024 3:24 PM

By CHARLES HUCKELBURY

Charles Huckelbury lives in Henniker Any first-year law student knows that putting a criminal defendant on the witness stand is usually a losing strategy. No matter how well coached that defendant might be, they will still be at the mercy of...


Memorial Day 2024 parades and events in Concord and surrounding towns
05-23-2024 1:30 PM

The following list was created from entries from community members who submit content for our weekly Talk of the Towns. Please check your town website for updated information, or if your town is not listed.Allenstown; May 27; Memorial Day Mass; St....


Electric school buses are about to hit the road in Henniker and Weare
04-28-2024 11:08 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The era of electric school buses has finally arrived in New Hampshire bringing less pollution, less road noise and maybe even students who are less rambunctious.“Anecdotally it brings the noise of the students down on the bus, because they’re not...


Henniker forum to focus on Main Street crosswalks
04-21-2024 11:48 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The owner of Superscoops on Henniker’s Main Street says she’s ready to make the ultimate business sacrifice to help the people who flock to her walk-up window in nice weather.“I’m willing to give up two parking spots in front of my store so there’s a...


Gallery: Forty-mile gravel bicycle race draws racers from all over the region
04-19-2024 9:43 AM

Monitor staff

On April 6, the Pavement Ends Gravel Race — the only gravel bicycle race in New Hampshire — began at Pats Peak in Henniker and took riders through Weare and Deering over a 40-mile course. Riders took between two-and-a-half and five hours to complete...


How do you build a college football program from scratch? Kevin Kelly’s working on finding the answer
04-14-2024 12:01 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Of all the places Kevin Kelly’s coached football throughout his career, from high schools in the Northeast to the NCAA Division I level at Georgetown to the New York Guardians of the XFL, New England College in Henniker might be his greatest...


Opinion: Preserve the history of NH Savings Bank
04-12-2024 6:00 AM

By DAVID WOOLPERT

David Woolpert lives in Henniker. The former bank building currently being torn down for a legislators’ parking garage was primarily used by NH Savings Bank, not Mechanics Bank as stated in a recent Monitor article. Before 1980, commercial banks and...


Heat pump gives Concord Quaker meetinghouse many benefits, including a bunch of pre-schoolers
04-04-2024 11:47 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

When leaders of the Concord Quaker meetinghouse replaced their old boiler with a geothermal heat pump, they were excited about operational benefits and with helping out the climate. But the best part, it turns out, is all the little kids.“This is...


New England College professor is state’s new Poet Laureate
03-28-2024 3:29 PM

The director of New England College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is the new Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.Jennifer Militello was nominated by Gov. Chris Sununu and recently confirmed by the Executive Council. Her five-year term...


Opinion: A master class in truth and music
03-22-2024 6:00 AM

By CHARLES HUCKELBURY

Charles Huckelbury lives in Henniker. In a series of lectures for MasterClass, Yo-Yo Ma describes how music brings people together, and he articulates three elements of any musical piece necessary to promote and maintain social cooperation. The first...


Two recent New England College grads shot to death in apparent double murder-suicide in Miami
03-19-2024 1:31 PM

By ARIANNA MACNEILL

Two recent New England College graduates living together in Miami, Florida were killed in what authorities are calling a double murder-suicide over the weekend.Sidney Capolino, 23, and Meghan Moore, 25, were both found shot after police were called to...


Henniker OKs operating budget, money to combat blooms in town ponds
03-16-2024 6:07 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Henniker voters approved virtually everything at Town Meeting including the latest in a long series of steps to limit how often ponds in town turn a nasty, and potentially dangerous, green.“We’re lucky, we haven’t had any illnesses … but Keyser Pond...


Henniker voters to consider pond cleanup at town meeting
03-15-2024 9:56 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The continuing problem of cyanobacteria blooms in French and Keyser ponds, mostly caused by phosphate from runoff and septic systems, would be targeted under a proposal to hire a consulting firm to recommend ways to tackle the problem. The $100,000...


Henniker’s thumbs-up beats Weare’s thumbs-down for John Stark budget
03-14-2024 10:28 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

Henniker said yes more than Weare said no, which means the John Stark School District operating budget passed on election day.The two-town school district often sees a split between its member communities at annual meeting time and this was no...


Henniker school budget, contracts pass
03-13-2024 5:31 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Incumbent Select Board member Kris Blomback was re-elected while Peter Flynn will replace Scott Osgood on the five-person board after Tuesday’s election in Henniker.In the Henniker School District, voters easily passed the operating budget of $10.07...


Creator of ‘Doonesbury’ comic to be New England College commencement speaker
02-28-2024 4:09 PM

Monitor staff

Garry Trudeau, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip, will be the commencement speaker for New England College’s 2024 graduation ceremony on May 18.In addition, the New England College Board of Trustees has authorized the awarding of an honorary...


Henniker man who left girlfriend’s body on the side of road faces one year in jail
02-27-2024 1:06 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Thomas Hanley of Henniker is facing one year in jail after pleading guilty to charges that he left his girlfriend’s body on the side of Interstate 89 after she jumped out of a moving vehicle.Hanley, 31, pleaded guilty at the Merrimack County Superior...


Henniker proposed town budget up 6%
02-14-2024 1:44 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Henniker voters will face a town operating budget of $6.66 million, up 6% from the amount approved last year, on election day as well as a $1.5 million bond to continue upgrades of the wastewater system.Tuesday’s budget hearing contained some debate...

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