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Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Only drama for Red Sox fans: Jon Lester’s future

With the Red Sox slogging through the fog of their second-most forgettable season in a generation (2012 remains rock bottom, at least for the moment), it is no wonder that … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Spreading the love for Aussie spread Vegemite

“Buying bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of muscles. I said, ‘Do you speak my language?’ He just smiled and gave me a … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

High hopes: A sweeping view of old 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 and an … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

Lester sweepstakes ends Thursday afternoon

Jon Lester may be on his way out of town before free agency even hits. It could be as soon as Thursday at 4 p.m. It’s trade deadline week in … Full story  


David Brooks

David Brooks

E. coli can’t live free or die in our rivers; N.H. standards are unusually strict

New Hampshire, it is fair to say, is not known for imposing overly strict environmental standards – “Live Free or Die,” and all that. But when it comes to E. … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

There is no instant success in fitness regimens

It’s been a good 31⁄2 years that I’ve been writing about fitness, about things that I’ve experienced or read about, and tips and advice I’ve received from those who know. … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Hercules gains exciting new legend

If you’ve seen a Hercules movie at the theater this year, you saw the wrong one. That’s a pretty subjective call, especially since I don’t know you. But here are … Full story  


Gerry Descoteaux

Gerry Descoteaux

Perseids face distraction of August ‘super moon’

No undeserved hype this year – that’s my motto, and I’m sticking to it. Not because I want to, though. Let me explain. Next month is August, and that means … Full story  


Tony Paradiso

Tony Paradiso

Breakfast is now a war zone

Not long ago, I was in the food service business. I owned a small cafe that at one time served breakfast to the grab-and-go crowd. Our breakfast sandwiches were far … Full story  


Kevin Landrigan

Kevin Landrigan

‘Hidden’ real estate tax: Fodder for frontal election-year assault in NH

What do we make of the Senate Republican attack against Gov. Maggie Hassan for pursuing a “new, hidden tax” on ground leases by expanding the state tax on real estate … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Medical equipment on track for patients in need of a lift

The ceiling lift is a newer type of patient lifter. Also known as overhead lifts and track lifts, these battery-powered hoists are guided on an overhead track system to lift, … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

50 years behind the chair: Nashua’s Fleury has lots of ‘style’

Plenty of people in these parts can reel off at least a couple of vivid memories of New England’s famous Blizzard of ’78, or are able to spin the tales … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

It’s time to stop the bleeding

Not long ago, I was watching a movie about a time not so long past. In it, a man had become ill with some kind of dread disease, and as … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Gordon Lightfoot – still traveling that ‘carefree highway’

In a storied career that has spanned more than 50 years, Canadian troubadour and living legend Gordon Lightfoot has given us music so powerful in its simplicity. His emotions come … Full story  


Full Plate

Full Plate

Classic iced tea just like you didn’t make as a child …

Each summer vacation, my brother and I found all number of messes to assuage our inevitable boredom, which took all of three days. We’d complain, “Mom, we’re bored.” She’d fire … Full story  


Melissa Runde

Melissa Runde

The special magic of summer: Being able to keep it real

EDITOR’S NOTE: Parents of young kids: If your reading-age kids still enjoy visits from magical holiday visitors, you might not want to leave this column laying around. :) Ahhh … … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

‘Dream’ becomes a reality; a ‘family reunion’ in Concord

Did you attend the dedication ceremony of the lovely new mural, “Vivian’s Dream,” downtown Sunday? Attendees enjoyed tasty Greek pastries from jajaBelle’s, barbershop quartet music performed by Inside Track, and … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Don’t bother asking Bill Belichick about Rob Gronkowski’s return

Gronk’s back. But shhhhhh. The New England Patriots, or at least Bill Belichick, probably didn’t want that out a day ahead of time. Belichick made major news in Patriots nation … Full story  


Tina Forbes

Tina Forbes

New eBlock period to help students catch up, get ahead

The phasing-in of an “enhancement block” in the city’s two high schools was officially approved by the Nashua Board of Education last week. After several years of development from teachers, … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Wilton’s historic ‘Dummy’ needs restoration

Wilton’s “Dummy,” the square metal signpost at the north end of Main Street that directs drivers to keep to the right, is once again in the news. For someone who … Full story  


Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer

Trees, shrubs made for the shade

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house, there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Play: Valuable part of growing up

What really distinguishes an adult from a child? Size and strength? Worldly experience? Vocabulary? Driver’s license? Debt? None of the above: In fact, the real meaningful difference between children and … Full story  


George Pelletier

George Pelletier

Dogma revisited: Living with and loving your best friend

It’s been said that people don’t trust people that don’t like dogs. While I totally agree, we all know dogs are taught to sit, which is a trick. And I … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

Make a Fall River chow mein sandwich? Hoo-Mee?

I have a confession to make. I collect food. Not just any kind of food, you understand. I just collect strange things – odd brands that attract my attention. That’s … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

June: Sunny, dry, a bit warm

June has the longest days of the year, and June 2014 took advantage of that by supplying us with a very sunny month. Bright sunshine was recorded 67 percent of … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Bathing suit shopping: The true scourge of summer

I am 45 years old and have two children younger than age 5. I have never, not once in my entire adult life, darkened the door of a gym or … Full story  


June Lemen

June Lemen

Purging the Old Beauty

We are preparing to have a yard sale. My husband hates the idea. I cannot say I blame him, because the last time we had a yard sale at the … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Asian influence is great for barbecue, potato salads

“I’ve more than once called Korean food ‘Japanese food with guts,’ not as a slight against Japanese food (wonderful in its own right), but as an endorsement of Korean cuisine’s … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Say it with flowers – but don’t say where you got them

Recycling is a way of life here in New England, and it goes beyond separating out your paper and plastic. We pick up used CDs and DVDs at the flea … Full story  


tina forbes

tina forbes

Report analyzes teacher quality

If you’re looking to go to college in New Hampshire for teaching special education, Keene State College might be a choice institution, according to a teaching standards advocacy group. The … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Supreme court ruling has little effect on employer-employee relations, especially when it comes to sexual harassment lawsuits

As discussed in detail in last week’s Telegraph, the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Riley v. California on cellphone privacy provides a clear indication that the highest court of … Full story