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Science behind the smile

AMHERST – Why is the United States never in the top 10 in worldwide surveys of happiness? Can money buy happiness? And what is happiness? Maria Sanders, who teaches philosophy at Plymouth State University, has been tackling those weighty questions for years. The “Quest for ...

In 2017, celebrate another first in the nation for NH

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, and is the first state library in ...

Ice skating, hockey, food and more highlight winter festival

BROOKLINE – The weekend of Feb. 17-19 marks the return of the Brookline Winter Festival, a celebration of all of the things that make small, northern communities special this time of year. On a cold night in January 2016, Tad Putney, Joe Kifer and Dan Molinari were working on the ...

HB robotics team educates young students at STEM fair

The Hollis Brookline High School Robotics team volunteered their time to educate young students during this year’s STEM Fair at Richard Maghakian Memorial School. The STEM Fair was started by Jenny Lynch, RMMS’ technology integrator, as part of the ongoing effort to ...

Chili/chowder cook-off set for Feb.19

BROOLINE - Brookline's second annual Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-Off was a great success! What a crowd we had! About 300 visitors packed the room where 14 professionals and amateurs brought the best chilis and soups we ever tasted. The event was so successful that some competitors ran out of ...

NH Audubon Society needs help with statewide bird survey

CONCORD - New Hampshire Audubon's Backyard Winter Bird Survey is celebrating 30 years of tracking the state's winter birds, and biologists need assistance from residents to get a clear picture of what's really happening with the birds. The survey will take place Saturday-Sunday, Feb. ...