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Jones did everything for Patriots except get them a win

Ahhhh Opening Day in the NFL is like the first day of school. You try to look your best, but it doesn't quite work out every time. The New England Patriots and their rookie quarterback Mac Jones looked pretty good in a lot of spots on Sunday, but in the end, as they told us one-by-one after ...

NFL season kicks off this weekend

Sure, there’s one game in the books from Thursday night in the NFL season. But things don’t really begin until Sunday at 1 p.m. And now our Sundays are fully booked all the way – are you ready? – until the Super Bowl on Feb. 13. That’s almost a lifetime away as we’ll be looking ...

Time Travel for Sept. 10-16

SEPT. 10, 1976: “Bob Trowbridge and Mary Zickus won the menís and womenís divisions in the Nashua Swim and Tennis Clubís annual singles tournament. Both the winners were top seeds in their divisions. “Zickus breezed past her opponents, giving up a total of only four games along the ...

End-of-summer brings excitement

Here are a few tids and bits to enjoy over the final holiday weekend of the summer. The season’s last hurrah, if you will: First, we’re going to miss Bill Miller as the Campbell High School boys soccer coach, and the players probably will, too, but will also embrace new coach Brian ...

Time Travel for Sept. 3-9

SEPT. 3, 1971: “The McLaughlin Movers of Nashua pounded out 14 hits and capitalized on three early-inning errors to best Harvey’s Caterers of Rochester in the finals of the second annual Franklin Tourney last night. Harry Gary and Nick Mandravelis shared the batting honors with three hits ...

Newton falls victim to the diabolical mind of Belichick

We spent the better part of August trying to guess. What was Bill Belichick thinking, we asked. Cam or Mac? Mac or Cam? Every throw analyzed to death. In the end, barring any unforeseen injury or circumstance, we found out the answer. As one friend/Patriots fan texted yours truly Tuesday, Cam ...