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Pets of the Week

Fluff: What is a New Englanders favorite kind of sandwich? Peanut Butter and me! Haha – hi, my name is Fluff (hence the joke). I am an adorable five year old Guinea Pig! I have a handsome coat of multi colors, blacks, browns, tans and whites. I need to go home with my best friend forever, ...

Local College Graduates

Colby College Rebecca Berube of Nashua Madeline Pierson of Bedford Timothy Weeks of Bedford Elmira College Connor Powell of Merrimack Ithaca College Raven Bartlett of Wilton Erika Fortune of Bedford Hannah Mahany of Litchfield Gianna Mercier of Wilton Sara Solon of ...

Former Powerball winner dies at age 72

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Andrew “Jack” Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas night in 2002, has died. He was 72. The Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton confirmed it. A funeral home official ...

Former longtime Boys Town leader dies

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Former Boys Town director Rev. Val Peter, who led the iconic home for troubled youth for 20 years before retiring in 2005, died Tuesday at age 85 after battling cancer.

Rudolfo Anaya dead

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) – Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82. Anaya’s niece, Belinda Henry, said the celebrated author died Sunday at his Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...

Glaser, designer of ‘I Love NY’ logo, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) – Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with “I (HEART) NY,” died June 26, his 91st birthday. The cause was a stroke and Glaser had also had renal ...

Reiner, creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) – Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He ...

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — A special French court ordered an investigation Friday of three current or former government ministers over their handling of the coronavirus crisis. COVID-19 patients, doctors, prison personnel, police officers and others in France filed an unprecedented 90 complaints in the ...

Trump reelection effort resumes in-person Nevada campaigning

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign in Nevada has returned to in-person campaigning after moving to an online-only operation for several months because of the coronavirus. Campaign spokesman Keith Schipper told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that door-knocking and ...

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a ...

Arizona health club complies with order as cases skyrocket

PHOENIX (AP) — One of two health club chains in Arizona that had defied a state order to shut down and faced possible legal action said Friday it had closed. Life Time Fitness informed state officials of its decision after getting a letter on Thursday threatening legal action by the ...

Pittsburgh’s spread helps drive up state COVID-19 infections

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rising number of COVID-19 infections in the Pittsburgh area helped drive Pennsylvania's number of confirmed new cases to 667, the state Health Department said Friday. Pennsylvania's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 34 to more than 6,700 since the ...

Sununu ends 14-day quarantine for New Englanders visiting N.H.

CONCORD – Residents of New England can stay at New Hampshire hotels and short-term lodging as of today without the 14-day quarantine requirement and hospitals can start offering elective, non-time-sensitive surgeries with cases of COVID-19 continuing to decline, state officials announced on ...