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David Brooks

David Brooks

Saving NH’s only native rabbit means saving some pretty inelegant terrain

What should a wildlife conservation area look like in New Hampshire: Scrubby, nondescript and inelegant, with no big trees to speak of, right? No? Then you’re obviously not a rabbit. … Full story  


Joe Marchilena

Joe Marchilena

Getting Fit: Consider getting more fish into your diet

The line between bravery and stupidity easily gets blurred, but last week, I felt like I was closer to the former when I decided to make a trip to Whole … Full story  


Tony Paradiso

Tony Paradiso

Small but positive news

Forget everything I said about the government’s compulsion to continually cover old ground. The first – but not last – revision of second-quarter GDP is in, and it’s good news. … Full story  


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Plant lover’s query: ‘Can you dig what’s growing on in the garden?’

Reds, oranges, pinks and whites, blooming colors vivid and bright – a pleasure to view; fragrant, too – a plethora of perennial delight! With a timely transplant and proper care, … Full story  


Benjamin Garber

Benjamin Garber

Don’t send your kids back to school!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This poem by Dr. Benjamin Garber has run previously in The Sunday Telegraph. It’s August. The kids are tired of sunshine and parks and pools. They whine almost … Full story  


Dean Shalhoup

Dean Shalhoup

From lazy, hazy beach days to reality in one day

Remember when the Wednesday after Labor Day was always the first day of school, no matter what? If I’m not mistaken, no kid, at least in these parts, ever dreamed … Full story  


Full Plate

Full Plate

A sweet start to a milestone new school year

Each new school year is a milestone for parents and kids alike. You can’t help but be surprised at how grown-up she’s becoming, how tall … and in my case … Full story  


Kathleen Palmer

Kathleen Palmer

Something ‘Wicked’ this way comes in September

One of the incredible gifts of my job is the chance to meet and interview people who excel at their passion. This week, I went full-on fan geek when I … Full story  


George Pelletier

George Pelletier

Speaking English as a second – or third – language

A few years back, I was driving a visiting girlfriend back to Logan Airport to catch her flight. We were on Interstate 95 when she turned to me and asked, … Full story  


Tina Forbes

Tina Forbes

Nashua’s Gate City Charter School for the Arts ready for its debut

MERRIMACK – Among New Hampshire’s four new charter schools opening across the state this fall is an arts-oriented K-8 charter school in Merrimack. The new Gate City Charter School for … Full story  


Tom King

Tom King

Like it or not, Logan Mankins’ time with Patrtiots was up

Logan Mankins, we will miss you. But perhaps it was time. No, this isn’t a “In Bill We Trust” opinion. The New England Patriots did what a lot of teams … Full story  


Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Long life vs. good life: Income planning in the 21st century

One of the things we frequently do for community outreach and to attract new clients is Social Security workshops. These are held several times a year at various colleges and … Full story  


George Scione

George Scione

Taking out insurance for fantasy players is going a bit too far

Quick question. Did your insurance premiums go up in the last year? No, not car, health or dental. Well, technically I guess it would be considered health insurance. If you … Full story  


Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Marv mysteriously returns to ‘Sin City’

Marv is dead. Honestly. You remember Marv. He was the one-man wrecking ball, played by Mickey Rourke in “Sin City” (2005), with an undisclosed mental “condition” that made him plenty … Full story  


Alan Greenwood

Alan Greenwood

Boston Red Sox work their back into New England’s conversations

Having reached their destination for the season – that would be nowhere – several weeks ago, the Red Sox managed to work their way back into conversation by signing Cuban … Full story  


Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Album review: Tom Petty’s ‘Hypnotic Eye’ sees all

“Hypnotic Eye,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Reprise Records. In my mind, a fair statement might be that the truest lyrics ever penned by Tom Petty are “the waiting is … Full story  


Sandy Philpott

Sandy Philpott

Sibling rivalry: Sometimes, they just have to fight it out

When I was pregnant with my second child, people would often ask if I was hoping for another boy or for a girl this time. Having grown up in a … Full story  


Scott Flegal

Scott Flegal

Market Basket’s competing philosophies a hot topic in business circles

Is there any business more interesting than a family business? The relationships between family business owners make the relationships between owners of other privately owned companies look like child’s play. … Full story  


Don Himsel

Don Himsel

Past and present from the Millyard stack

The original image was made by Frank Ingalls, who I can see was braver than I am. This is the second of two photographs I’ve been able to secure from … Full story  


Kevin Landrigan

Kevin Landrigan

Republican primary for governor likely to get tougher

The first forum of Republican candidates for governor is history, and while no knockout blows were thrown, it surely revealed this race is bound to get rougher heading into the … Full story  


Jessie Salisbury

Jessie Salisbury

Silk industry once thrived in NH

Our part of New Hampshire has long been associated with textile manufacturing, cotton and wool – but silk? I associate silk with China, or at least warmer places than this … Full story  


Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer

Plants can thrive while you’re on vacation

Sometimes life interferes with being a gardener. At midsummer, most of my vegetables were nearly ready to be eaten or to be put up for the winter. But I was … Full story  


Eric Stanway

Eric Stanway

All we know is, it was definitely not Benedict Arnold …

As I believe I’ve pointed out in the past, food history is a pretty inexact science. After all, when I began to research the history of the humble Sloppy Joe, … Full story  


Gary Trahan

Gary Trahan

Embracing the unexpected paradoxes we meet in life

A tanker was recently traveling in front of me on Interstate 293 at 60 miles an hour while chains hung off the back end, violently sending off small streams of … Full story  


June Lemen

June Lemen

Enduring the stench  weasels of Summer

We have a skunk visiting next door. I am not a big fan of skunks, although I adopt a “live and let live” policy where most critters are concerned. (Moths … Full story  


Doug Webster

Doug Webster

July 2014: Warm and sunny with a rainfall rebound

Summer 2014 has certainly been admirable so far with a higher than average number of sunny, pleasing days and a noted lack of steamy, sultry conditions. July has followed the … Full story  


Marc Bouchard

Marc Bouchard

Grilling up some fresh summertime ingredients

I’m always looking for unusual dishes that take advantage of freshest seasonal produce and my desire to use my grill as much as possible. The following are examples, par excellence. … Full story  


Teresa Santoski

Teresa Santoski

Sometimes skipping class is the best education of all

Though it seems impossible that this much time has passed this quickly, it has now been 10 years since I graduated from college. I attended my reunion and they had … Full story  


J. Daniel Marr

J. Daniel Marr

Judge rules UNH contract termination isn’t racial, gender discrimination

Employment discrimination laws do not protect an employee who is part of a racial minority from adverse employment action. The law protects her from action against her because of a … Full story  


Mike Morin

Mike Morin

Mr. G will see rise in popularity

I can tell you the most famous person visiting Martha’s Vineyard for two weeks starting Saturday will be President Barack Obama. I also can say with firsthand certainty that one … Full story