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David Brooks

David Brooks

Nashua officials prepare for ... tornados? We are overdue

On the list of things we have to worry about these days, tornadoes don’t seem to rank very high. All six New England states combined see an average of seven … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

NFL Draft offers plenty of intrigue for football fans

Have you seen the movie “Draft Day”? It came out about a year ago, was kind of a bust and has now swept through the pay-movie channel circuit. It stars … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Brady AWOL – who cares?

In an encouraging sign of sanity, the Tom Brady White House Snub story dropped from DefCon 1 to DefCon 4 in less than 48 hours. As it unfolded Thursday afternoon, … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Container gardener’s growing needs call for usual – and unusual – planters

“Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells, and so my garden grows” is the oldest known version of this popular English nursery … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

May Day presents a bounty in Lawnchair Land

Mercury was at one time perhaps the least well known of all the planets in the solar system, especially in regard to popular culture, where Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

Nashuan part of elaborate Lincoln funeral re-enactment in Illinois

At first blush, it might seem odd that members of the extended Coe family are planning their reunion next week around a mammoth funeral procession for a man they never … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Brian Wilson’s “No Pier Pressure” steeped in nostalgia

“No Pier Pressure,” Brian Wilson. Capitol Records When I first listened to “No Pier Pressure,” the 11th solo studio album from Brian Wilson – the genius composer and creative driving … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Time passages – it may be ‘time’ for a new columnist …

EDITOR’S NOTE: The word ‘time’ appears in this column 76 times. It may be ‘time’ to start assigning topics to my freelancers … just kidding. I’ve been frustrated with time … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Lots of options for enjoying beautiful music this weekend

I’m always pleased to share the diversity of our arts community with you, and this week is no different. Looking over the offerings in my table of contents, it looks … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

Pick your pain – running Boston Marathon or getting a tattoo

Tattoos and running. Two unrelated topics that emote a similar response when asked, what would make any sane person get one or go for one? Nothing. OK, perhaps that’s a … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

‘Last Things First’ for retirement thinking

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This nugget of pure gold from Albert Einstein is one of my favorite all-time quotes, … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Kennedy, Cuba and Nashua

EDITOR’S NOTE: Imagine Nashua: Then & Now is a weekly photo column by Don Himsel. Each week, he will feature an old photo within a more recent photo, along with … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Comics celebrate the middle-age woman

While comics aren’t in any danger of becoming a girls club, many recent graphic novels are female oriented, either in subject matter or protagonist. The quality is uneven, but they’re … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Investing in kids requires investing in yourself

If raising children were an investment option, your portfolio manager would advise against it. Frankly, you’d be better off buying stock in a company selling air conditioners in Antarctica, purchasing … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

It’s not all Mother’s Day, sticky kisses and handpicked flowers

Last week I had a girls’ night out with some very dear friends who I don’t often get to see. As always, we were swapping stories about our lives and … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

College decisions made even more difficult as prices skyrocket

It’s that time of year again. Parents and their soon-to-be high school graduates are agonizing over a most impactful decision: choice of college. For the graduating senior, the decision sets … Full story  


June Lemen

June Lemen

Student concerts music to my ears

When I worked in the Wheaton College Philosophy Department, one of my professors was the mother of two musical daughters. She rarely talked about work-life balance, except to describe the … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Wilton owns rare book of temperance union minutes

The usual vision of women involved in the temperance crusades of the late 1900s is that of Carrie Nation with her hatchet chopping up barrooms and terrorizing the patrons. While … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Spuds were duds when first introduced to Europeans

What would a summer barbecue be without a huge bowl of potato salad, holding court at the table? As with many foods, it’s something so ubiquitous, we just don’t give … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

The Seven-Year Itch: Marital fact, or Marilyn fiction?

This weekend I will be celebrating my seventh wedding anniversary. Naturally, my husband and I have been hearing plenty of jokes about the “seven-year itch.” It’s a term I’ve heard … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Blood pressure myth-busting: Pass the salt

You know the drill. You’re at your annual physical and you blow the blood pressure cuff off like a bad date. Are you about to throw a clot? Hopefully not, … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

The holy trinity of seafood can be quick and easy to make

Shrimp, tuna, salmon. In that order. Those are the three most popular, most purchased and most consumed types of seafood in America. And it’s not surprising there’s suddenly been an … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

A diamond by any other name would still be a lousy birthstone

Over the past year, an unprecedented number of my friends and relatives have either become pregnant or given birth, inundating my Facebook timeline and my postal mailbox with birth announcements, … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Disgruntled employees have limits when suing co-workers and boss

A recent New Hampshire federal trial court decision discusses the limits that a disgruntled employee has in bringing claims against their co-workers and boss. In the case of Lorettann Gascard … Full story