Book of the week: Ghosts abound
Mar24

Book of the week: Ghosts abound

A House of Ghosts By W. C. Ryan (372 pages, mystery, 2019) It is the winter of 1917 and Kate Cartwright is in London in the intelligence service working on codebreaking. But she is asked by her superior to join her parents and her former fiancé to a house party at Blackwater Abbey, an island off the Devon coast. Lord Highmount, an armaments manufacturer, has arranged for a séance with a spiritualist. He and his wife are hoping to...

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COVID-19 virus lasts longest on shiny, hard surfaces 
Mar24

COVID-19 virus lasts longest on shiny, hard surfaces 

As the COVID-19 shutdown spreads, we know not to get close to other people. But what about pets? Swingsets in the park? The daily copy of the Concord Monitor? Should we stay away from those, too? This virus is so new that answers are still being developed, but a study published Tuesday provided some guidance. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases sprayed the virus in an aerosol that duplicated the...

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What’s open near you: A resource list
Mar24

What’s open near you: A resource list

We all know many places have closed. But others remain open for business. A list will be maintained at concordmonitor.com, and we’ll published edited versions daily ‘Monitor’ in the paper as space allows. To be added to the list, email jmattes@cmonitor.com. (Last updated March 23, for most updated list, visit concordmonitor.com/coronavirus.) ALLENSTOWN Olympus Pizza: Normal hours for pick-up and delivery BEDFORD Ameriprise Financial:...

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This week in history

March 25, 2003: The House votes to require doctors to notify the parents of girls under 18 seeking abortions. The margin is slim, 187-181. But the outcome marks a momentous political shift in the House, which has rejected dozens of attempts to limit access to abortion over the last 20 years.     March 25, 1998: Concord officials propose a change in the city’s policy toward low-income housing. If the council approves, Concord...

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Meet Chamber’s student leaders (part 2)
Mar24

Meet Chamber’s student leaders (part 2)

The Chamber’s Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. Last week, you met the first half of this year’s cohort, this week is the second set. For more information about the Capital Area Student Leadership program, visit concord-nhchamber.com/casl. Eliza Fisher Pembroke Academy One word that describes you: Confident Two qualities of a...

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