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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......

 2020-07-05 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......

 2020-07-02 19:57 

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Sununu sets up rent assistance program but lifts cap on evictions...

Gov. Chris Sununu unveiled a new Housing Relief Program to give short-term assistance to those struggling with rent, touting it as a means to provide an "off ramp" for those who have fallen behind on rent.The $35 million, federally funded program....

 2020-07-02 16:42 

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Rollover crash causes delays on Interstate 89 in Bow...

A rollover crash shut down a portion of Interstate 89 in Bow on Wednesday afternoon.New Hampshire State Police said they came upon a 2011 Ford E-350 van owed by Eversource Energy on its side at about 1:46 p.m., just north of Exit 1. Mark Rizzo, 60, of......

 2020-07-02 14:23 

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Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in N.H....

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, the FBI said.Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein and was his frequent......

 2020-07-02 00:22 

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St. John Regional School honor roll, spring 2020...

The following St. John Regional School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter. Fourth grade honors: Cooper Albee, Ella Blanchette, Abigail Brown, Joshua Jabo, Daniella Quezada, Alyssa Rigo, Liam Ryan, Carter Shaver, Carolyn......

 2020-07-02 00:21 

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Announcements July 1, 2020...

Volunteers needed N.H. Senior Companion volunteers are providing friendly check-in calls to older adults who are isolated and would benefit from regular connection to our friendly volunteers. Senior Companions call program participants once a week to......

 2020-07-02 00:18 

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Alternative open air concert...

Fiona Adams and Andie Reed, age 16, of Concord, played violin outside the dining room windows at Havenwood Nursing Home in Concord on June 23. The teenagers have been playing since they were 3. The nursing home residents, unable to receive guests......

 2020-07-02 00:18 

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Company gives away a new roof...

Royal and Eileen Page from Loudon were randomly selected for a home makeover offer from Clear Choice Home Improvements with new roofing, windows, siding, gutters or bathroom products.The Pages have been working hard to remodel the entire house but......

 2020-07-02 00:18 

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So appreciative of displays of support...

A sincere thank you to all staff, faculty and families of St. Paul's School. During the last three months, it's been my pleasure to serve the staff and faculty of St. Paul's. I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to all how have show...

 2020-07-02 00:18 

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SNHU spring 2020 dean's, president's lists...

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Southern New Hampshire University.Allenstown: Nicholas GagnonBarnstead: Haley GagnonBelmont: Matthew PrescottBow: Connor Blandini, Abigail Connor, Nolan......

 2020-07-01 22:27 

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The quest for fairness in education funding...

Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing examination of the effort to restructure the state's approach to education funding.Twenty five school districts, including Concord, Manchester and Nashua, and the state School Boards Association have ...

 2020-07-01 21:58 

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A map of the United States, without a certain flag...

Pat Connors, the principal at Epsom Central School, wasted no time Tuesday erasing a symbol of hatred that had only grown more prominent amid a growing civil rights movement.By a 3-0 vote, the school board chose to cover up an image of the Confederate......

 2020-07-01 21:50 

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Deadly toll at nursing homes...

New data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows a harrowing reality for nursing homes across the state, some of which have had nearly a quarter of their residents die from COVID-19.David Ross, a nursing administrator at Hillsborough......

 2020-07-01 21:46 

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The toll that COVID-19 is taking in Granite State nursing homes is more typical than it seems...

There's no denying the tragic toll that COVID-19 is taking on people living in long-term care facilities in New Hampshire, yet the most-cited statistic about the situation makes the state seem more of an outlier than it actually is.A staggering 80% of...

 2020-07-01 21:18 

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Concord cafe and nightspot True Brew to shut, due to retirement more than COVID...

A decade after it opened in Bicentennial Square as a coffee shop that later expanded into a nightclub, True Brew is closing as its owners retire.Unlike many store closings happening now, the decision has not been forced by the COVID-19......

 2020-07-01 20:21 

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What you need to know before you head out to a N.H. state park...

If you're looking to plan a beach day at one of New Hampshire's state parks, you might want to book your reservations now.The first opening to get in at Wallis Sands State Park in Rye isn't until Tuesday, July 28 and there's only a handful...

 2020-07-01 14:23 

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Retired teachers drawn to education program...

You would think that by the time teachers retire the last thing they'd want to think about is classes. And yet teachers flock to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College both as members and as presenters. For some it's an......

 2020-07-01 14:21 

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A Fourth of July worth a retelling...

It is during the first few days of summer that I spoke with a very dear friend. She is in fact a dear friend, a relative and an ally, for we both enjoy the subject of history immensely. As we enjoy a very cold glass of ice tea on this very warm day we......

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