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Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and had so much fun doing it that they decided to do the same thing again the next year. “The cool thing is … 0

WEdding announcement: Peter Somero — Melodie Gilkerson

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Melodie Gilkerson, daughter of Ronald and Nancy Gilkerson of Woodland, Wash., and Peter Somero, son of Roger and Cathryn Somero of New Ipswich, and the late Bernice Somero, were married Sept. 6, 2014 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hockinson, Wash., officiated by David Coponen and Richard Rhoades, both grandfathers. Maid of honor … 0


Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.: Andrew French of Dublin and Lara Kazo of New Ipswich. To make the list students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation … 0

Mascenic School Board: Public comment process probed

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Mascenic School Board will be reviewing how they take comments from the public, after some board members expressed concerns that its current policies don’t allow an adequate avenue of public feedback. Currently, the school board only accepts public comments on items on each individual meeting agenda. Until … 0

Mason: Residents: Keep natural gas project out of NH

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More than 250 people turned out to the Mason Select Board meeting on Tuesday night to give their opinion of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Mason, as well as several other Monadnock towns. Overwhelmingly, … 0

New Ipswich: Minor injuries after head-on crash

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fire crews were called out to help extract a woman who became trapped in her car after a head-on collision with a tree. On Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m., Carol Yungk, 62, of New Ipswich, was driving her Nissan Versa on Ashby Road when she hit a … 0

Basketball: Eyes on the prize

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It had been quite some time since Mascenic beat Conant in boys’ basketball — so long, in fact, that none of the Vikings’ current roster had ever notched a victory against Conant. But in front of a raucus … 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

Letters: Asking questions of Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To the editor: As I begin my first term in the New Hampshire Senate, representing District 12, I want you to know that I am listening to your questions and concerns related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal and I too have questions and concerns. Which is why … 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