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 2020-07-07 22:03 

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PPP loans going to more than 170 companies and non-profits in Concord area...

More than 3,400 businesses and non-profits in New Hampshire have received loans of at least $150,000 from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, including 174 in Concord.In Concord, according to a federal database, the biggest recipients were......

 2020-07-07 22:02 

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Concord Fencing Club to shut its doors due to loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus...

After putting sabres, epees and foils in local hands for more than 20 years, the Concord Fencing Club shut its doors at the end of June due to loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic."It has been difficult to see all the hard work done by.....

 2020-07-07 21:51 

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Pandemic puts pop-up clinics on hold...

The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire has suspended its health and foot clinics for the time being as the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health affiliate works to find ways to safely provide the much-needed service to the Upper Valley's......

 2020-07-07 21:49 

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Laconia, Concord temples on list for security grants...

New Hampshire houses of worship, including Temple B'Nai Israel, will share in $635,000 through a federal program to improve security, the state's congressional delegation announced this week.The Laconia temple is to receive a $38,500 grant.Ira Kel...

 2020-07-07 21:22 

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Hotel business improves as out-of-staters permitted...

Area hoteliers and B&B owners are seeing business again after COVID-19 emergency orders relaxed, but acknowledge they're taking guests at their word as they conduct COVID-19 screenings with guests both in and out-of-state."I feel like we should ha...

 2020-07-07 21:18 

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Tilton family recounts harrowing river rescue from Canterbury's Pebble Beach on Fourth of July...

For every 30 chest compressions David Sullivan performed on the man, his wife, Traci, gave two rescue breaths.Those few minutes spent trying to revive a stranger on the shores of Pebble Beach in Canterbury felt like an eternity as they waited for......

 2020-07-07 12:31 

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COVID-19 update: As new cases decline, some groups continue to bear the brunt...

The number of new COVID-19 cases and new hospitalizations in New Hampshire continues to decline, but the disease is still taking an outsized toll on certain groups: people in nursing homes, Blacks and Latinos, and men. Long-term care facilities:About......

 2020-07-06 22:41 

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Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans...

An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million......

 2020-07-06 22:19 

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If you want a tree that will last a century, what should you plant?...

If you want more geek in your week, subscribe to David Brooks' free weekly newsletter at GraniteGeek.org. You can also listen to him talk about his stories on the GraniteGeek podcast, granitegeek.concordmonitor.com/podcast, or talk with Chris Ryan on....

 2020-07-06 22:17 

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Second wave may hit NH hard...

New Hampshire may be particularly susceptible to a second wave of COVID-19. The United States reported more than 250,000 new cases of coronavirus in the first couple days of July, leaving state officials anxious about what a second wave might look......

 2020-07-06 22:12 

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UNH increases efforts to address racism in its curriculum, culture...

The University of New Hampshire started evaluating its curriculum and culture to address institutional racism in response to renewed international calls for change.Black, indigenous and other people of color involved in these efforts emphasize the......

 2020-07-06 22:01 

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Well-seasoned: Lebanon man's collection of salt and pepper shakers is 2,000 pairs strong...

When Bob Joslin built his Stoney Brook Road home in 2004, he made sure it included a special room.He needed somewhere to store and display his salt and pepper shakers a couple thousand pairs."There';s some from everywhere," Joslin, 80, recalled...

 2020-07-06 21:57 

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Concord skateboarders work to create their place at the park...

A group of Concord skateboarders are breathing new life into the city's skatepark on Loudon Road.The park's regulars came together this spring to clean up litter and repaint the area behind Everett Arena. The effort is part of a push to make the s...

 2020-07-06 21:51 

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Role of police officers questioned, justified in Concord schools...

Amid growing calls for reform in police practices across the country and school discipline in New Hampshire, the role of the school resource officer is receiving some renewed scrutiny, including in Concord.In a list of recommendations to the Concord......

 2020-07-06 18:22 

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Wrong-way driver charged with DWI in Northfield...

Police say a Massachusetts motorcyclist was impaired when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 93 in Tilton on Sunday.Christopher Maher, 27, of Woburn, Mass., was intercepted by police on the northbound side of I-93 in Northfield. He was subsequently......

 2020-07-06 17:44 

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Police: Man driving impaired at 112 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow...

A New York man faces a drunk driving charge after a state trooper clocked him traveling at 112 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow on Sunday.Rafael Dasilva-Costa, 27, of Schenectady, N.Y., is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and reckless......

 2020-07-06 14:32 

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Announcements for July 3, 2020...

LaconiaLeadership programLeadership Lakes Region is now accepting applications for its next class which begins in October. The Leadership Lakes Region program, modeled after the Leadership N.H. Program, is designed to educate and inform area......

 2020-07-06 14:30 

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Contoocook River region town criers for July 5, 2020...

BOWCar show pushed Bow Mills United Methodist Church is offering a BOLT Vacation Bible School from July 27 to 31 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The first three days of the program (July 27 to 29) will be family friendly videos and backyard activities......

 2020-07-06 14:29 

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Private purpose schools on the front line...

It's 8 a.m., and the students begin trickling in. They say hi to their teachers, and start telling each other about what they did the night before. One shares photos he took of birds in his backyard while another shows off a new yo-yo trick he......

 2020-07-06 14:27 

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UNH dean's list for spring 2020...

The following local University of New Hampshire students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester. Highest honorsAndover: Kevin Barry, Carl HubbardBarnstead: Jacob Blair, Kelsey Hoyt, Tabitha Kelley, Gordon Unzen Belmont: Courtney......

 2020-07-06 14:26 

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Suncook Valley town crier for July 5, 2020...

Barnstead Shop the market Please join us every Saturday at the Barnstead Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at the corner of Route 28 and 96 Maple Street. Veggies, plants, beef, breads, baked goods, maple lattes and many more products are....

 2020-07-06 14:25 

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Franklin town crier for July 5, 2020...

Concerts return There will be a public hearing on Monday at 6 p.m. regarding an amendment to the Franklin Municipal Code, Water Commodity and Sewer Disposal Fees charged by the City Water Department. Contact to this online meeting by calling......

 2020-07-06 14:24 

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Announcements for July 4, 2020...

HopkintonBoat rentalsHopkinton Recreation Department is offering kayak and canoe rentals at Kimball Cabins. Weather permitting, rentals are now available Monday and Tuesday, 2 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.......

 2020-07-06 14:22 

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Concord crier for July 5, 2020...

EAST SIDE Nevers' Band returns Great news for Nevers' Band summer concert fans, the band will be in concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Kiwanis Riverfront Park, behind the Everett Arena. Please a lawn chair, wear a mask and practice social distancing....

 2020-07-05 20:33 

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Advocates ask state to direct more COVID relief aid to communities of color...

A group of Black, Latino and immigrant business owners and community advocates is calling on Gov. Chris Sununu and lawmakers to direct more COVID-19 relief money to minority communities.In a letter addressed Friday, the group asked officials to direct......

 2020-07-05 19:58 

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Growing appreciation for a legend in the field...

George Hamilton is more used to dealing with outbreaks of insects and crop disease than with an outbreak of a pandemic.Hamilton, a field specialist at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, works to develop and share educational......

 2020-07-05 19:36 

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COVID tracking: Test numbers slip but other factors remain good...

The Concord Monitor is keeping track of four measurements as indicators of how the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing. This is our fifth weekly update and the news continues to be good, although state testing numbers have slipped.At the same time, news......

 2020-07-05 18:44 

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Restaurants like Chuck's BARbershop in Concord have chosen not to reopen...

A new surge of COVID-19 infections in Southern states has reversed Texas's and Florida's statewide reopening plans. New York City announced last week that it would postpone indoor dining indefinitely as infections in other states have been traced ...

 2020-07-05 18:41 

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Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won't survive...

Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus stop the fun.But things will be different this summer at this camp and......

 2020-07-05 18:38 

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Moving toward restorative justice...

If a student is being mouthy and deliberately disobedient in a New Hampshire high school, chances are the punishment will be an out-of-school suspension with a strict warning to stay away from school property or else the police will be called.In the......

 2020-07-05 18:35 

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Rescuers respond to report of possible drowning on Merrimack River Saturday...

Rescue crews from the Concord area responded to a report of children in distress in the Merrimack River Saturday evening in Canterbury.The rescue call came on a hot holiday weekend that attracted hundreds of people to the river looking to cool off as......

 2020-07-05 16:03 

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Reopen rally in Concord, DWI arrests on highway over holiday weekend...

The Fourth of July had many of the traditional summer holiday trappings despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues. But absent were large crowds and most public fireworks displays on Saturday.The pandemic contributed......

 2020-07-04 20:08 

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Congress extends the deadline for Payroll Protection Program loan applications...

The principal federal law providing financial and tax relief to business owners and others to help them deal with the coronavirus pandemic is the CARES Act, and, for most business owners, the principal benefit available to them and their employees......

 2020-07-04 20:06 

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50 Businesses, 50 Solutions: At Gondwana, a virtual style of engagement...

It's not the 25th anniversary year that Pam Peterson was envisioning for Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co., the boutique on North Main Street in Concord that she owns with her daughter Amanda Perkins.Instead of hosting sales and events to celebrate a......

 2020-07-04 20:06 

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50 Businesses, 50 Solutions: A return to the drive-in...

Barry Scharmett has been around the Milford Drive-In Theater in Milford since his parents purchased the business back in 1969. That was the heyday of drive-ins, but in the decades since, the Milford Drive-In, one of just three in New Hampshire, has......

 2020-07-04 20:01 

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Suspensions, expulsions are used disproportionately to discipline N.H. students of color...

For years, data has shown that Black students in New Hampshire schools are more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their white classmates for the same misbehaviors.Concord school officials are now re-examining their own discipline......

 2020-07-04 20:00 

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N.H. health officials take center stage during coronavirus pandemic...

In early March, state health officials sent out a press release with grave news: COVID-19 was here in New Hampshire and residents needed to take immediate precautions.Stay home and avoid public places if you feel sick, the public was told. Wash your......

 2020-07-04 19:59 

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Ex-St. Paul's student details assault at 15 and subsequent cover-up in new memoir...

Lacy Crawford spent years trying to find a word or phrase that would best describe what happened to her as a 15-year-old on the campus of St. Paul's School."Rape"; was too severe, inaccurate even, and so for a long time she refused that word to...

 2020-07-03 19:31 

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Feds stop sending nursing homes gowns described as useless...

The federal government is no longer sending nursing homes disposable isolation gowns described in New Hampshire as useless garbage bags and instead is providing a different style, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management......

 2020-07-03 19:18 

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Hospital officials: The need for blood is critical...

Anthony Sebattus has been donating blood for 55 years.The Meredith resident who lives on Lake Waukewan started when he was an undergraduate at the New England College of Pharmacy in Boston. He said the $25 he would get would "be beer money for the......

 2020-07-03 19:17 

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March highlights racism problem, offers solution...

When he was four months old, Chris Remick came to the United States from South Korea. Adopted by white parents and raised in Gilford, he became the only Asian student in his classes at school. He also became accustomed to jabs about his skin color.......

 2020-07-03 19:15 

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New hybrid summer education model may foreshadow next school year...

Concord High School teachers, students, and administrators say they are gearing up for a summer school like no other.After the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close in mid-March, assistant principal Kaileen Chilauskas spent much of the rest of the......

 2020-07-03 19:12 

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Officials for beach areas prepare for 4th...

Beach businesses are hopeful warm weather and live entertainment will result in a successful holiday weekend despite a year without a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.The fireworks show, also a weekly Wednesday night staple at Hampton Beach, was......

 2020-07-03 18:45 

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Hundreds of acres in Webster to be preserved with thought for future generations...

More than 400 acres of forest and farmland near the Blackwater River in Webster will be preserved for nature, farming and perhaps for public use although that last one won't be for a while yet."We're getting on, and it's time to start thin...

 2020-07-03 18:04 

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Pizza dreams smothered by coronavirus cancelations...

When Rhonda Gelinas bought a 4,000-pound mobile pizza oven last winter, she was counting on a summer jam-packed with birthday parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, and all kinds of events where she'd sell dozens of hot, fresh pies.Gelinas, along with.....

 2020-07-02 21:56 

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International story upends small town life for a day...

The national and international media scrambled to get the scoop connected to the day's biggest crime story.The scoop we already had.The Miami Herald called businesses in town. So did the Baltimore Sun, and others newsrooms from New York to London.......

 2020-07-02 21:13 

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Advocate wants public input on shutoffs...

New Hampshire's utility consumer advocate wants more transparency and public input on plans to lift the state's ban on utility shutoffs this month.In a new emergency petition, ratepayer advocate Don Kreis says the state's electric, water and g...

 2020-07-02 21:11 

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One and done on chairlift ceremony...

School officials were so impressed with how this year's Kennett High graduation went on the summit of Cranmore Resort, some wonder if this might become the new method for Eagles to receive their diplomas."It was an almost a cathartic experience fo...

 2020-07-02 21:09 

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Unemployment claims continue to fall in N.H....

The reopening of New Hampshire's economy continues to pick up steam, according to the latest unemployment claims numbers released Thursday morning.Continuing claims fell by 7.3%, to 85,994, for the week ending June 20 the week that the stay at home......

 2020-07-02 20:41 

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COVID makes nursing shortage more severe...

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating a longstanding problem for most nursing homes and assisted living facilities: not enough nurses in New Hampshire.County nursing home officials say, and a state official confirms, that even before the spread of the......

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