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Today in History for Jan. 9

Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2021. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 2020, Chinese state media said a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia had identified the probable cause as a new type of coronavirus. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 9

The sign says, "Love like you've never been hurt." Of course, that kind of love is worthless. To love like your skin has been peeled off before -- and it's about to happen again -- that's worth something. The cosmic call of today's Venus and Mars trine is for heart-hardy heroes only. It's for ...

This Week in History for Jan. 10-16

Today is Sunday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2021. There are 355 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for American independence from British rule. ...

From The Telegraph Files

This classic glossy 8x10 black and white photo was taken by the late well-known photographer Bernice B. Perry, a Wilton resident who was not only a prolific documentarian of Souhegan Valley scenes and events but made history by becoming the first woman in New Hampshire to earn a pilot’s ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

From way back in the Telegraph archives comes this vintage photo of the residence of prominent 19th century politician, lawyer and judge Aaron W. Sawyer, which stood for many years on the east side of Main Street where today stands the large brick retail and apartment building at 100 Main St. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 10

Sure, we’re already 10 days into the new year, but cosmically speaking, it’s not too late to delve deeper into your synthesis of 2020 and your intentions for 2021. The lunar tides will be with you. We’re headed for the first new moon of 2021, and the cosmic stillness of this day makes it ...

Hoarding isn’t logical: There’s no way to control the uncontrollable

Dear Annie: My sister is 75 years old. She is a hoarder. She has lived at home her whole life and started accumulating junk soon after my dad died 10 years ago. If something comes into the house, it isn’t going out, as it is with most hoarders. So you can imagine what an appalling situation ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 9

Dear Heloise: I see so many people driving with their dogs sitting right next to them, sometimes called “riding shotgun.” This cannot be safe. Am I right? – Concerned Canine Commentator Concerned, you’re correct to be concerned. The dog must be properly re-strained in the vehicle. In ...

Today in History for Jan. 8

Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2021. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1998, Ramzi Yousef (RAHM'-zee YOO'-sef), the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison without the ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 8

Active skies. Mercury enters Aquarius. Venus enters Capricorn. Mercury squares Mars. If today were a song, it would be "Crosstown Traffic" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Even though there is very little congestion on the actual roads of this pandemic traffic flow, still, many will lament, ...

Lack of intimacy

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. This last year, there has been no physical intimacy between us at all. We vibe very well in our relationship being partners in a small business. He says he is still attracted to me and keeps on blaming our busy work lives for ...

Another look at supplements

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent response to a question about the efficacy of brain supplements. You note there is a paucity of published data, and that there is "no consistent evidence" that supplements help, except perhaps vitamin E. Fair enough. However, the lack of data may indicate ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 8

Dear Heloise: Before anyone moves their entire household, there are some things they should do but often forget about. Since moving from one residence to another is so hectic, here are a few hints to help the movers: 1. First, make a list of what needs to be done. 2. Call the moving company ...

Today in History for Jan. 7

Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2021. There are 358 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1789, America held its first presidential election as voters chose electors who, a month later, selected George Washington to be the nation's first chief ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 7

This is that quiet moment right before things shift. It's the slumber party settling in to sleep, when every noise after stillness seems hilarious. Before you joke around, consider the rules: Comedy is tragedy plus distance. The distance can be created by time or space. The unfortunate thing ...

Dinner guest with no conscience

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a close friend whom, in non-pandemic times, we invited over for dinner or cocktails at least once or twice a week. We've spent many holidays together over the last 10 or so years. We love her like a sister. The only problem is she never brings anything to our ...

The kidneys perform a necessary life function

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 83-year-old white male. I am overweight and have high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. I recently have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure. I'm told that I have three strikes against me with these health issues, and there is not much hope in saving my kidneys ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 7

Dear Heloise: A favorite way to keep my home warmer is to make and use a "snake in the draft." I fill a tall knee sock with UNCOOKED rice or beans. I tie off the end, stretch it out a little bit, and lay it flat against the bottom of the door frame (on the inside). It will probably take two ...

Today in History for Jan. 6

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2021. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 6, 2001, with Vice President Al Gore presiding in his capacity as president of the Senate, Congress formally certified George W. Bush the winner of the bitterly ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 6

Instant gratification is like alcohol served at a party. It may be a festive thing to offer others, though the host is better off partaking very little or abstaining altogether. This Mars entrance into Taurus, the sign of appetite, is an excellent time for temperance. Don't let the execution of ...