N.H. Backstory
Raw Milk Ice Cream: Is It Healthy?

Raw Milk Ice Cream: Is It Healthy?

August 16, 2019

Concord Monitor columnist Ray Duckler sits down with Jill Fudala, a goat farmer from Pittsfield, to talk about ice cream made from raw milk, which is illegal to sell in New Hampshire.

Remember three important members of the community

Remember three important members of the community

July 8, 2019

Ray Duckler reminisces on three recently deceased members of the community: Tom Friedenberg, Greg Makris and Bill Ahearn. 

Pittsfield School District struggles with education funding

Pittsfield School District struggles with education funding

June 3, 2019

Ray Duckler talked to students, teachers and administrators about the struggles Pittsfield is facing with school funding. 

Arnie’s Place sold to a new owner

Arnie’s Place sold to a new owner

May 24, 2019

On May 24, Tom Arnold handed the reins to a long-time employee to take over his ice cream and burger restaurant, a fixture on the Heights for more than 25 years. 

Pembroke’s mass murder no one remembers

Pembroke’s mass murder no one remembers

April 22, 2019

In 1906, a Pembroke man killed his mother-in-law, his wife and their five children, before setting his house on fire and killing himself as he was about to be caught. 

The Backstory talks about a new road ahead

The Backstory talks about a new road ahead

April 10, 2019

Journalism, in order to survive and thrive, is always changing. Ray Duckler and Geoff Forester discuss a path ahead focuses on local topics and digital platforms. 

Director shares the backstory of ‘Beyond Boobs’ documentary

Director shares the backstory of ‘Beyond Boobs’ documentary

February 25, 2019

Kristen Vermilyea shares the story of breast reduction, how her boobs shaped her identity and how society objectifies women through their appearance. 

Homeless in Franklin

Homeless in Franklin

February 7, 2019

A laundromat owner shares her experiences dealing with people who are homeless in Franklin and a local group's efforts to help combat the growing problem. 

David and Seraphim Afflick are following their dreams in the world of entertainment

David and Seraphim Afflick are following their dreams in the world of entertainment

January 18, 2019

David Afflick - an actor - and his wife, Seraphim - a singer - live in New Hampshire and are pursuing their dreams to be professional entertainers with commercials, movie appearances, stage shows and more. 

The separation of church and state during the holidays

The separation of church and state during the holidays

December 3, 2018

Ray Duckler talks with Jack Shields about his efforts to place a "Bill of Rights Nativity" in Concord's City Plaza as a statement on the religious Nativity located in the same plaza, nearby.