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A bucket brigade of spring water being pulled off store shelves last week was just the start. With strict new limits on the appearance of certain man-made chemicals in the water, New Hampshire and states surrounding it are sure to see ripple effects — some of which will be costly.

Everyone keeps asking me how I feel about some not-so-nice things that have been going in and around our towns. Sad is all I can say and sad is all I will say.

We here in New England consider ourselves to be a hardy bunch, known for withstanding ice, freezing cold and snowstorms that are measured in feet rather than inches. Once shorts weather comes around, however, we get weak-kneed at the prospect of dealing with Tabanus nigrovittatus, better kno…

Cheers to Joe Bertagna, the commissioner of Hockey East, for whom the upcoming 2019-2020 college hockey season will be his last on the job. The popularity of hockey in the region -- at all levels, not just college -- owes much to his work over the past two decades.

This past weekend we headed to Wall Township, New Jersey. I don’t know if I ever got to tell you this before, but John’s mom Arleen is still with us, but about 20 years ago, so hard to believe it’s been 20 years but at the age of 61, and sadly just after John’s dad died, she suffered a horri…

What the heck happened to our weather this past weekend? Dear goodness! The great thing was that it did make us think about and watch out for each other a little more. The tough thing was it was just so darn hot out! I cannot remember the last time that I could actually feel heat on my arms …

New England Aquarium is poised to become a regional leader in the effort to educate about the impact of rising oceans and the need to stop using them as the world’s dumping ground.

Swiss researchers have come upon a way to combat the growing threat of climate change, and it’s a surprisingly low-tech solution:

Megan Rapinoe has swagger. If you’d never seen her touch a soccer ball before Sunday’s World Cup final, then you knew it in the 61st minute of the match against the Netherlands.

I have to tell you straight up that last week something just seemed a little off when I submitted my story. I mentioned our Fourth of July, but I just didn’t feel as though I said enough.

Today’s teens and tweens have grown up casually using cutting-edge technology their parents never possessed. These “digital natives” can work their way around an iPhone or Android like a concert pianist at the keyboard, connecting to millions of people in the world at large in the time it ta…

Just about every week, I think we are going to head in one direction and then something gets us completely turned around.

I wonder if anyone remembers that little jingle of the past? I have to stop to think what it pertained to! I remember we used to all sing it back in the '60s. Even today we still hear it often on the radio or again as part of commercial jingles.

To celebrate the first day of summer, or what officially is known as the Summer Solstice, June 21 at 11:54 a.m. to be exact, I thought I'd keep things a little light and breezy.

Anyone laboring under impression that Facebook actually plans to do something about the waves of “fake news” flooding the social media platform got a wakeup call recently. Or at least it should be a wakeup call.

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June 6, 1944 was a day that no French or America citizen during World War II will ever forget.

Thousands of commuters pass by the statue every day. Bobby Orr captured forever in bronze, flying through the air, face suffused with joy after scoring the game-winning overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in the 1970 Stanley Cup finals.

This week I can bet that I have driven more miles in one week than most people in New Hampshire! It started off with a quick turn around inexpensive Mother's Day weekend to Bethany Beach, Delaware, and ended with a take your breath away University of New Hampshire law graduation ceremony for…

Why is it important to help others during Little Lancer Day at Londonderry High?

May 8, 2019, has been a date I have dreaded for just about five years. You might be wondering why? Well, this is something I never wanted to admit, but it has crossed my mind at least a few times each week.

Combatting tobacco use among teenagers was hard enough when the enemy was cigarettes, with their tell-tale traces of yellowed skin, stained teeth, a rattling cough and, above all else, a stale odor so sticky it could imprint on just about anything. This generation’s habit is far cleaner.

Most of my friends know that once, long ago, I was in the United States Army and that I had served in Vietnam.

Let’s start this week with a very special Happy Mother’s Day out there to all of us moms.

Now that we've observed Earth Day on April 22, let’s take a moment to reflect on the power of the grassroots movement behind that first celebration in 1970, which led to dramatic changes that improved the quality of our lives through cleaner air and water. Shocked by the massive oil spill th…

Last week we ended with me promising to finally answer the question asked by Lois: How did “On The Road With Sherry” get started?

My big plan for this week's story was to tell you how "On the Road with Sherry" got its start.

This Week's Circulars


Antrim, NH - Gayle M. Contraros, 72, resident of Antrim, NH, died at her home after a period of declining health. She was born on October 12, 1946 in Cambridge, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Choquette) MacKinnon. She graduated from Brighton High School and went right into the work…

Londonderry, NH - Joan (Tobio) Dirienzo, of Londonderry, NH, died after a brief illness, July 26. Beloved wife of 47 years of Dominic. Loving sister of Mary Tompkins and Louise Scalzi of Framingham, Ruth Tobio of Burlington, Irene MacDonald of Waltham and the late John, Anthony and Salvatore…