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Dry tinderbox conditions raise concern about another drought

A messy nor'easter wasn't enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials say. People are already being urged to conserve water in parts of western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire officials ...

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at Windsor Castle, in accordance with strict ...

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 ...

Amherst’s RR Auction deals on global stage

AMHERST – According to RR Auction’s executive vice president Bobby Livingston, the local, internationally renowned RR is much more well-known in London, than in Londonderry. “With our auctions, since 1976, we have been a national and international company,” he said. “We don’t ...

Some Nashua students to return to school Monday

NASHUA – Nashua school students will be back at their classroom desks on April 19 as a response to emergency order #89. Students may opt for full time distance learning or hybrid instruction. Schools must provide in-person instruction five days per week for all students who elect that ...

All systems go for 14th Nashua International Sculpture Symposium

NASHUA – Three artists, one a native of Argentina now living in Boston, another from upstate New York and the third a former New York City resident who recently moved to Mid-Coast Maine, all have their sights set on Nashua and the 14th annual Nashua International Sculpture Symposium coming up ...

Transition to 10-digit dialing announced

CONCORD – New Hampshire residents may have recently heard that how they place calls to their family and friends will be changing. Instead of dialing seven digits to make a phone call to anywhere in the state, residents will soon have to dial 10 digits. Last summer, the Federal ...

33rd annual Gourmet Festival & Online Auction set

NASHUA – For the second year in a row, the Front Door Agency is turning its Annual Gourmet Festival & Auction into an exciting online event that will run from May 6-16. The online auction features 100-plus unique items, including home improvement packages, weekend getaways, designer ...

Afternoon teas being offered in Milford

MILFORD – It’s high time for tea as the Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline is hosting a Mother/Daughter/Friendship afternoon tea on May 2 and a Garden afternoon tea on June 13. Both events will take place at Gatherings located in the Colonel Shepherd House, 29 Mont Vernon St. in Milford. ...

CTE student helps others get mobile

MILFORD – What started as a search for parts on Craigslist last year for an engineering class at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center has yielded a completed mobility scooter that will change lives at Crestwood Center. Located in Milford, Crestwood Center is an 81-bed ...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind gusts hit 60 mph (96 ...

Historic Star Island to reopen in June

PORTSMOUTH – Since 1915, Star Island has been an oasis for people to relax and renew. Located about 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, Star Island is home to one of New England’s landmark grand hotels. And after being closed last year due to the pandemic, the beloved ...

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

LONDON (AP) – Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to – and participated in – many of the century’s upheavals: World ...

Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot Friday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows and burglarized businesses during demonstrations that started earlier in the day after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a ...

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say fingerprints on an ...

Biden’s appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into his presidency, ...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday — McClelland, at a ...