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Thursday, May 19, 2016
WILTON - They call themselves "DSGD." "That stands for DangerDoor Super GallyGuac DestinEagles," Raven Bartlett said, "a combination of all the names we've used over the past eight years." Some …
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Wall Street Journal columnist hit nail on the head with piece I am going to steal (or copy or borrow, have it your way) many words from the April 30 …
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
MILFORD - More than 100 people - some pushing strollers, others with dogs in tow - walked the route of their choice on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8, in …
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | By DEAN SHALHOUP Staff Writer
I think I'm beginning to hate sports, because it's too much - just too much - especially around here, where it seems EVERYBODY cares about the Celtics, the Bruins, the …
Thursday, May 5, 2016
WILTON - All of the students in grades 3-5 at Florence Rideout El­ementary School spent more than a week creating a glass mosaic under the guidance of artist-in-residence Lizz Van …
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
There is an anti-Donald Trump Republican PAC called Our Principles PAC, the principal prin­ciple of which seems to be stopping Trump from get­ting the GOP nomination for president and replac­ing …
Thursday, April 28, 2016
WILTON - It's the show with all the great songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sun­rise, Sunset," "Matchmak­er" - and with a story that spurred a record-setting eight-year Broadway …
Thursday, April 21, 2016
p> WILTON - The Abbot Hill community, includ­ing High Mowing School and the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, will host its annual May Day Festival from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, …
Thursday, April 21, 2016
> I was reading Shirley Leung's column in the Globe about Gay Talese and started thinking about women writers who had inspired me when I was young. If you missed …
Thursday, April 21, 2016
  AMHERST - With a $15,000 gift from Edward Smith, founder of Col­lege Bound Movers, the leaders of the Joshua's Park project in Amherst announced Monday that they had hit …
Thursday, April 21, 2016
  AMHERST - It's not easy being green. Just ask that big, hulking guy over there. Dale Thomas Byrd will play the namesake green ogre when the Amherst PTA presents …
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN PALMER Staff Writer
LYNDEBOROUGH - In spite of computers and learning to properly use a keyboard, cursive writing is alive and well at Florence Rideout Elementary School. "Now the kids can read the …
Thursday, April 14, 2016
MILFORD - Wile E. Coyote ver­sus Big Bad Wolf. We think wolves and coyotes are two different animals, and we think we know how they differ. Coyotes are small, scrawny, …
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
I watched EXACTLY four minutes of the NCAA men's basketball cham­pionship this year. That might not sound like a lot to you, but it's the most I've watched since 1994, …
Thursday, April 14, 2016
LYNDEBOROUGH - A sandy-colored alpaca named Smoky peered over the side of a tempo­rary enclosure in the li­brary parking lot, viewing his visitors with curiosity and offering his soft curly …
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
The population of New Hampshire, as well as much of the Northeast, reached a high point about 1840. The Erie Canal had opened in 1825, and young people were moving …
Thursday, April 7, 2016
If you really want to keep snakes out, build a wall So, my wife called me and said a snake was sunning itself on the stoop outside her office. "I …
Thursday, April 7, 2016
MILFORD - In a different era, milk was delivered by horse and wagon, left in a box on the front step and stored in an ice box. It stayed fresh …
Thursday, March 31, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
Casting Latina actress to play Nina Simone was a bad idea I am a HUGE Nina Simone fan, and as is the case with the late singer's family, I am …
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A con is only acceptable whenboth sides have chance to win Every once in awhile, I get a call from some robo schnook telling me I'm behind on my credit …
Thursday, March 24, 2016
They lived in long rows of boardinghouses with other young women and worked 60 hours a week, with Sundays off to go to church. They were the young women who …
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
When my wife came home from work the other night, I said: "You're not gonna believe this." "What?" "Rene's ALIVE!" She said, "Who?" I said, "Rene. Sarah's husband." Kathy said, …
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | By Michael Cleveland
MERRIMACK - A time-trav­eler from the 1600s would find much that is familiar in present-day New Hampshire, especially wildlife such as deer, coyote, moose and beaver and their habi­tat - …
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Pondering some alternatives to the ascension of the Donald I don't know about you, but I'm practicing, and in a few ways: President Donald Trump. President Donald J. Trump. "Ladies …
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | By Michael Cleveland
LYNDEBOROUGH - In 1937, Charlie and Lucie Beebe opened Temple Mountain Ski Area on Route 101 in Peterborough. It stayed in the family until 1984, through the ups and downs, …
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
So, a couple of times a day, I use my little Kindle to check Google News or NPR headlines (and, of course, the New York Daily News and the New …
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | By Mike Cleveland
MILFORD - Ice cream making started weeks ago, and when passersby noticed the employees' cars parked at Hayward's, they stopped in to find out when the stand would open. Someone …
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
MILFORD - At the time Amherst Label was founded, America was reeling from the 1970s "energy crisis," a dire situation that caused gas and electricity shortages and fueled interest in …
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Submitted to The Cabinet
If you watch the news, notice how the reporter always nods Well, folks, here are some random thoughts: • Mankind's greatest invention was neither fire nor the wheel. It was …
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This photo of Eagle Hall in Milford reminds us that the Oval once had a hardware store and a Rexall Drug Store. …
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Museum security director discusses art forgery AMHERST - If you see Anthony Amore and 40 FBI agents digging up a backyard, you don't have to wonder what they're looking for. …
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Just need funding, assistance in obtaining more funding Want to know what I think about the New Hampshire primary? Of course you don't, but I'm going to tell you anyway. …
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Pottery business has past in Lyndeborough Pottery - the plain red ware used to make milk pans, bean pots, jugs and mugs - was an essential for the frontier housewife. …
Thursday, February 11, 2016 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
But if we give it to them, they can protect us from our wives Commercials for divorce lawyers? The pitchmen all sound as if they come from Alabama, and they …
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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