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It’s the calm before the storm at the State House

“Summertime and the living is easy/Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.” The famous George Gershwin song from his opera Porgy & Bess always comes to mind when Concord lawmakers finish their work, except for the governor’s vetoes. This week the House and Senate acted on the ...

Remember fallen on Memorial Day

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...

Looking back at Watergate, 50 years later

In the cloying humidity and purple shadows of twilight on August 8, 1974, massive crowds gathered across from the White House waiting to learn the fate of Richard Nixon, America’s 37th President. They, along with the rest of the world, didn’t have long to wait. Just twenty four hours later, ...

Remembering holidays, family gatherings and childhood summer activities

Thinking about Memorial Day weekend, as I worked outside trying to make the yard look presentable in preparation for summer, I started thinking about past warm weather holidays we had as kids in Nashua and all the fun we had doing what we now might consider, goofy things. At the top of the ...