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Racecar driving school topping Lee ballot articles

LEE – Voters will take to the polls Tuesday to weigh on each of the six warrant articles that prompted debate, discussion and some revision during a well-attended deliberative session last month. Prompting the most discussion was the racecar driving school, Article 3 on the warrant, ...

Please keep those yummy cookies hidden

The phone call took place late Monday night. I was on my way back to the office after a basketball game and decided to make a call home to say I wouldn’t be back until later in the night. And that’s when I got the news no one’s self-discipline wants to ...

Killebrew autograph worth $10 on sports bar napkin

Dear Babe: In 1994 my wife and I traveled to Washington D.C. for a vacation. A new sports bar, “Senators,” had just opened on the street level of our hotel. In the bar, we noticed a man that people were talking to, getting pictures of and signatures from. I was told it was ...

A New Adventure: Maine huts, trails

“Newton’s Revenge.” That’s the apt name of the trail you take to reach the Stratton Brook Hut, the newest gem in the Maine Huts and Trails system (www.mainehuts.org). Stratton Brook is spectacularly sited on the top of a hill with Sugarloaf Mountain to ...

When it comes to hoops, The Madness eludes New Englanders

ESPN NH 900-AM host Matt Perrault will write periodic columns for nashuatelegraph.com. He can be heard weekday afternoons on The Home Team. Welcome to March, the best sports month of the year in my opinion, or as New England sports fans call it, the third month on their Red Sox ...

Maine backcountry adventure offers plenty of fun

Greetings from Maine, where my sweetheart Marilyn and I are transitioning from several days of absolutely splendid Alpine skiing at Saddleback and Sugarloaf to what should be several days of exceptional backcountry Nordic skiing. We got up early and skied into Stratton Brook Hut, the ...

Housework equals calories burned

My better half and I are four months into the married life, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if things are different. To my delight – or I suppose for some, dismay – I can proudly say, married life isn’t that much different, ...

Experts agree – bat signatures aren’t real

Dear Babe: I am hoping you can help me with a mystery. I have a regular no name bat that is stamped “1962 Sportswriters Convention.” There are several signatures on the bat, but not long ways, but around the bat. The one signature that I believe was from the event is Casey ...

Late goal pulls UNH even with Massachusetts

DURHAM - The final minutes of hockey games don’t get much crazier than the 2-2 tie between the University of New Hampshire men’s team and Massachusetts Friday night at the Whittemore Center.After a somewhat pedestrian 58 minutes that had the teams knotted a goal apiece, ...

Bittersweet end for Zajac at RPI

The end was a heartbreaker, a 72-63 loss to Hobart in a Liberty League final that they were leading for most of the game. But senior Jamie Zajac can still look back as his senior season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the highlight of his college basketball career. Zajac was still ...

Cold yes, but Sweeney warms to shorter junior season in Ontario

Think it’s been a cold winter in New England? Here’s what the typical early morning temperature was this time of year in Iroquois Falls, Ontario: “Oh, about 40 below,” Hudson’s Phil Sweeney said. “It’s another world up here. ...

UNH men’s hockey leaves Vt. with tie

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Style points don’t matter. Hockey East points do. The University of New Hampshire hockey team picked up another one Saturday with a 1-1 overtime tie against Vermont at Gutterson Field House. The Wildcats (17-8-5, 12-7-4 HE), who entered the contest tied ...

Physicals offer insight into positive, negative changes in body

I finally did it. This past week, I bit the bullet and went to see my doctor for the dreaded P-word. I got a physical ... and I am alive to tell you about it. Well, to tell you about some of it. It was mostly good news. Certainly, better news than whenever I went for physicals when I was home ...

Even planet’s smallest corners offer relaxation

Appearing like an apparition from the middle of a snow shrouded mist, the small hawk keeled sharply in a tight banking turn as he saw my form beneath his path of flight. Just as suddenly as he had materialized, he quickly melted back into the veil of whiteness falling from the sky. The ...

Sliding snowshoes are perfect for snow fun

Imagine you are playing the TV game show Jeopardy and this answer came up “pure, silly fun and great exercise in the snow.” Your question would be “What are sliding snowshoes?” Sliding snowshoes bridge the gap between snowshoes, which can go almost ...

Mickleson will sign box, just not balls inside

Dear Babe: I have a box of golf balls that Phil Mickleson signed at the NEC tourney at Firestone one year. In the box are logo balls of every tourney that was ever played at Firestone CC – from the Rubber City Open to the current NEC tourney. He signed on the cover of the box. I ...

Amherst’s Howard comfortable at Saint Rose

Spring is coming, and for Amherst’s Eric Howard, the new season won’t be quite the same. For years, the routine was to climb out of the pool and on to the pitchers mound. Howard was a standout in both swimming and baseball at Souhegan High School. Now at the College of ...

Hope springs for recovering prospect Zapenas

He was in sunny Arizona, away from all the snow and cold of New England, and with that sunshine brought even more hope to the always optimistic Brad Zapenas. That optimism was put to the test last year when, in late May, he tore his labrum diving to make a play at third base for the Peoria ...

Final chapter closing for DWC’s Bosques

This week it could all come to a sudden end, and that will be a shame. It’s local college conference tournament week, and that means that every time Daniel Webster College senior scoring sensation Vanessa Bosques takes the gym floor, it could be for the last time as an ...