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Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Lyndeborough: Hiker falls to her death

Monday, January 26, 2015

A 50-year-old Massachusetts woman died following a hiking accident in the area of Purgatory Falls on Sunday afternoon. Dorie Goldman, 50, of Amherst, Massachusetts, was hiking with a companion at the town line of Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough, when she slipped from the edge of a steep embankment, falling 15 feet into the … 0

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record levels of snowfall. Chief David Chamberlain of the Jaffrey Fire Department summarized this attitude Monday … 0

Legislative outlook 2015: New Hampshire has a customer problem

Monday, January 12, 2015

The most important task of the Legislature is creating a budget that will fund state operations for the next two years. This budget will determine the services and resources New Hampshire will provide its residents and businesses, and … 0

Roundup: Litts flirts with quadruple-double

Thursday, January 8, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors dominated in their win at Nute Friday night. WLC won 86-45; star Jordan Litts had an incredible game, with 18 points, 13 steals, 12 rebounds and seven assists — three shy of a … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: ML

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Front row: Ephram Ducharme, Anabelle Bergstrom, Mackenzie Parker-Christou Back: Jacob Boette, Cody Swett, Valari Vander-Heyden Ephram and Anabelle are 6th, Jacob & Valari are 7th, and Cody and Mackenzie are 8th. … 0

Concord: Unemployment tax rate reduced in NH

Friday, January 9, 2015

As a result of a healthy Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund that had a balance of more than $275 million every day in the fourth quarter of 2014, Gov. Maggie Hassan and Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis announced a 1-percent reduction in the unemployment tax rate for all New … 0

Viewpoint: China and the United States in an economic race

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Chinese and American economies could be going in opposite directions, at least for the short and midterm, given the fact that presently we are running neck to neck. Let us first examine the U.S. economic trends. We know that low rates may be good for stocks, as … 0

Viewpoint: Time to start over

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Here we go again — we have reached the official “starting over” month. This means that it is out with last year’s cream-filled donuts and in with one of those skinny, uninteresting, low-fat English muffins — well, maybe with just a touch of butter and jam on it. … 0

Capital beat: Balancing budget may involve raiding state’s dedicated funds

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Editor’s note: This story appeared in print in the Jan. 4 edition of the Concord Monitor. It’s now officially 2015, and time for legislators to start cobbling together the state’s next two-year budget. The start of that process kicks off the desperate search for revenue, which in years … 0

Dublin: Granny D walk, play are on

Monday, January 5, 2015

Supporters of Doris “Granny D” Haddock will walk from Keene to Dublin on Jan. 17, before passing through Peterborough, Bennington, Henniker and Hopkinton to converge in Concord on Jan. 21 for a rally. Last January, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig led a walk from Dixville Notch to Nashua, … 0

Parent Wise: Five don’ts of effective careers — oh, and parenting, too

Friday, January 2, 2015

Instead of telling you what to add for the new year, I’m going to tell you what to avoid. I saw a Business Insider article about the five behaviors that may be killing your career. As I read them, I realized that the same holds true in parenting. … 0

Health: How to stick with your New Year’s resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015

One in three Americans resolved to better themselves in 2014 and the vast majority of resolutions were about health. Unfortunately, at the six month point, 54 percent of those folks who had good intentions had already given up! … 0