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‘Running Start’ teacher honored

CONCORD – On Teacher Appreciation Day, New Hampshire high school teachers were recognized for their work promoting access to college credits by state and college leadership officials. Linda Fox of Pelham High School was among those honored. Fox has been teaching for 50 years, and has been a ...

Main Street Money: The looming ‘care-tastrophy’

There are a lot of things that can literally eat your lunch when it comes to retirement. Inflation, taxes, market risk, outliving your money, making poor decisions – all of these can be retirement killers. Further, they are all exacerbated by longevity. The longer you live, the more each can ...

Communities hit by gas blasts get $80M to fix infrastructure

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) – The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover road repairs and other associated costs of the disaster, officials announced Tuesday. The explosions and fires Sept. 13 ...

Reject original ordinance

After multiple proposed amendments to Nashua’s ordinance that would raise the legal age for nicotine from 18 to 21 failed during the lengthy Monday Personnel and Administrative Affairs Committee meeting, the ordinance was referred back to the Board of Aldermen in its original form. The ...

Deeds have not matched actions

After showering 5% pay raises upon New Hampshire Liquor Commission executives, is the state ready to be as generous to caregivers? A rally in front of the Statehouse in Concord on May 6 showed how energized more than 50 groups are in support of Senate Bill 308, to improve health care workforce ...

Oppose HB 481

On behalf of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians, I speak in opposition of HB 481. As a family physician, the commercialization of marijuana would adversely affect the health and safety of our most vulnerable population, children. While, the Academy supports research and ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack blanks Nashua South

Softball Merrimack 7, Nashua South 0 Emma Camberlain went seven for the shutout win on a two-hitter with two walks and six strikeouts. Dee Gonzalez had two hits, a walk, two steals and a pair of stolen bases. Erin Knauer, Morgan Peffer and Kaleigh Blades all had two hits for ...

If you got snookered by Celtics, don’t feel too badly

It took a stern glower from the man in the mirror this morning to confess: The Celtics played him for a sucker. Yes, last summer it seemed that the Celtics might just might be as good as they unabashedly claimed. Boston was a lock for the Eastern Conference championship. They would face ...

Benintendi homer lifts Sox over Orioles in 12th

BALTIMORE (AP) – Andrew Benintendi homered in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox received a masterful pitching performance from Chris Sale and a game-saving catch from Jackie Bradley Jr. in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. With their fifth win in six games, ...

Bruins set to open against Hurricanes without McAvoy

BOSTON (AP) – The verdict is in on Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy: Good player, but not much of an attorney. Speaking on the eve of Boston’s Eastern Conference final opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, McAvoy said Wednesday he made his case to the NHL’s player safety ...

U.S.-China trade tensions rattle markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 500 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China inched closer to a potential escalation in their costly trade war. The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from ...

Pope makes historic first visit to North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – Pope Francis made the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday and sought to encourage its efforts to integrate into European institutions after its name change resolved a decades-long dispute with Greece. In a meeting with government authorities, ...

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the ...

Myanmar frees jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday. The convictions of Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had drawn condemnation ...

Dems set to hold Barr in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress — the opening salvo in what could be a lengthy, acrimonious court battle between House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration over special counsel Robert Mueller’s ...

Dear Abby: Man’s private mailbox irks wife

DEAR ABBY: I have been happily married for more than 40 years. Since he retired a couple of years ago, it has come to my attention that he has been getting mail at a separate private mailbox. I don’t see a good reason for this, and it is weighing on me heavily. I don’t want to make a big ...

To Your Good Health: Postnasal drip from dust mite allergy triggers cough

DEAR DR. ROACH: For months, I have had a persistent cough that I have been unable to get help with. I saw an allergist about three years ago and was told I am allergic to dust mites (I understand a large number of people fit into this category). I was first referred to a lung doctor where ...

Horoscope by Holiday: May 8, 2019

Cosmic Flow State Goals are a solid thing to have, but they are not the end-all-be-all of a successful person, venture or experience. The conjunction of Mercury and Uranus increases the odds of achieving a state of flow. Such a state transcends the realm of goals (even though, paradoxically, ...

Richard Ross Randlett

Richard Ross Randlett, age 87 passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was born on December 8, 1931 in Milton, Massachusetts to Frederick and Rose (Merrifield) Randlett. He leaves his devoted wife of 62 years, Roberta McFaul Randlett. They met and were married at the First Parish of ...

Bernard F. Reagan

Bernard F. Reagan, 83, of Meredith, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 following a period of declining health. Bernard was born in Holyoke, MA November 3, 1935 to Bernard “Pete” and Barbara (Stott) Reagan. Shortly after high school, Bernard enlisted in the military and proudly served his ...