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Horoscopes by Holiday: July 3, 2018

If you feel your eyes well up at the experience of a particularly effective commercial, or if a seemingly ordinary personal connection somehow has you turning on the waterworks, you can blame an emotional trine of the Pisces moon and the Cancer sun. The benefit is that tears have healing power. ...

Dear Abby: Son tries to break up budding romance

DEAR ABBY: I am a 64-year-old widow who lost my husband 5 1/2 years ago. I became reacquainted with a former classmate at a high school reunion, and we started dating. He makes me laugh, takes me to dinner and movies, and we have a great time together. One night, I let him stay over because ...

Horoscopes by Holiday: July 4, 2018

For Americans, Independence Day is fireworks, family, barbecue and the birth of a nation. The spiritual Pisces moon offers thoughtful moments to consider what freedom means and what it costs in these times. No man or nation can stand totally alone. It is wise to honor not only our independence ...

Ding. You are now free to move away from me

I’ll talk to anyone, anywhere. Except on a plane. I’ll take the chance on a five-minute conversation in the Shaw’s checkout line, but a cross-country plane ride is another story. The thought of getting trapped next to a non-stop babbler terrifies me. One time, I spent two hours on a ...

Choreographer Gillian Lynne of ‘Cats’ fame dies

LONDON (AP) – Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. He ...

Carol Handy

Carol Ann (Gaines) Handy, 73 of Wilton, NH passed away on June 29, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. Carol was born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts on August 21, 1944 to Francis and Frances (Bruce) Gaines. She attended school in Turners Falls and was a ...

Merrimack’s Schaller leaves Bruins to sign with Vancouver

The area's Boston Bruins connection the last two years is now a Vancouver Canuck. Merrimack's Tim Schaller, who was a reliable fourth line player for the Bruins in his two Boston seasons, reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $1.9 million per with the Canucks on Sunday, the first day of ...

Emergency crews rescue hiker

New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Merrimack Fire and Police departments respond to a call for help from a hiker on the Skyline Trail behind Merrimack High School Sunday afternoon. The hiker, a woman in her 50s, called for help after she began to feel faint and dizzy. She was transported to a ...

Sullvan has his place in Silver Knights and Holman history

The Mayor was back at Holman Stadium on Saturday night. No, not hizzonor, James Donchess. He'll be there enough in the next few weeks with July 4 festivities and July 17 Holman 80th Birthday Celebration. We're talking about former longtime Nashua Silver Knight Ryan Sullivan. Believe it or ...

Hot Pots: Barbour dispels rumors at library event

AMHERST – Just the words “pressure cooker” can strike fear into the heart of anyone who grew up with stories of boiling hot stew exploding all over the kitchen. Liz Barbour tried to dispel that anxsiety during a recent Amherst Public Library evening program on using the new electric ...

200-plus attendees at EPA’s first PFAS event

The first of the EPA’s community engagement events dedicated to the PFAS crisis took place June 25 and 26 in Exeter, NH, where community activists had their say on the Saint-Gobain water contamination crisis that has rocked the Merrimack area. In a statement to more than 200 attendees on ...

Lyndeborough mulls lighting options

LYNDEBOROUGH – The South Lyndeborough Village area has about 20 street lights, most dating back to about 1947. Some don’t function properly, while others may no longer be needed where they are. Still others may prove more useful elsewhere. During the March Town Meeting, voters approved ...

Porcello paces Red Sox on mound and at plate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rick Porcello hit a three-run double off former teammate Max Scherzer and allowed two runs in six innings to power the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in the opener of their three-game interleague series Monday night. Porcello’s first major ...

Yvette G. (Beaudoin) Dutil

LITCHFIELD - Yvette G. (Beaudoin) Dutil, 76, died peacefully at her home in Litchfield, NH on Thursday evening, June 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 28, 1941 in St. Ephrem, Beauce, Quebec; she was the daughter of the late Placid and Aurore (Veilleux) ...

Senate District 9 race is on; five vie for seat

Three Democrats are hoping to break the GOP lock on state Senate District 9, a seat now held by Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), one of a long succession of Republicans who have held the seat for decades. Sanborn has filed for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District and can’t keep his senate ...

Fisher Cats’ Davis achieves milestone

Over the weekend, the Red Sox and Yankees engaged in the latest chapter of their endless rivalry while their Double-A affiliates squared off against the Granite State’s own Eastern League squad. Here’s a look back at some recent items of note for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Davis ...

Prep school sex abuse cases lead to victim therapy funds

CONCORD (AP) – An elite prep school’s decision to pay for therapy for sexually abused alumni mirrors an increasingly successful approach taken by other institutions, according to victims and their advocates. St. Paul’s School in Concord recently announced three initiatives to support ...

Familiar contenders in World Cup quarterfinals

Over the weekend, the Red Sox and Yankees engaged in the latest chapter of their endless rivalry while their Double-A affiliates squared off against the Granite State’s own Eastern League squad. Here’s a look back at some recent items of note for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Davis ...

Evangelical leaders downplay potential reversal of legal precedent

NEW YORK (AP) – For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald ...