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Sunday was so beautiful. I got Alexa to play my favorite song in the world, “Lovely Day.” If you get a chance to listen to it, maybe it will make you smile, too.

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“It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.”

Robotic rovers — the wheeled vehicles decked out with solar panels and cameras — have been slowly racking up mileage on the Martian surface since 2004, when Spirit and Opportunity dropped in for a look around. If you’re counting, there are five rovers there now: Sojourner, Opportunity, Spiri…

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After last week’s story of poo and puppies, I thought it was definitely time for us to move on to more pressing issues like new businesses and great people in our area.

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After seven years of hoping and dreaming that someday we would bring back a rabies clinic to our area, this past Saturday it happened. As with all good things, it really did take a village. Also, when the timing is right, and things are meant to be, they do seem to fall into place.

Warmer weather is arriving just as the pandemic loosens its grasp on our daily lives. New Englanders are being vaccinated at a pace that outstrips their fellow Americans, and with a newfound sense of security comes a desire to leave the house and head for the woods.

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Here it is Saturday morning, and I was struggling a little with what we should talk about this week, just as I thought this week might not be meant for “On The Road With Sherry.” As often happens, suddenly that changes, and a phrase or thought comes to mind.

Words are inadequate to describe the depth of evil visited upon humanity at the Nazi complex in Auschwitz.

Flowers are blooming and so is COVID-19. And at the risk of sounding like a scold, a combination of warmth and a neighbor’s vaccination shouldn’t lure us to lower our masks and start standing too close to strangers at Market Basket.

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On Saturday, John and I had the best luck running into Esther Hughes, who just happened to be working behind the counter at our local Staples store. 

This column is provided by historian/author Richard Holmes and is a look back at Hood Park in Derry. Written in 2006, the park since then has become a major priority of the town.

When it’s time to talk about New England sports heroes, the names that immediately jump to mind are Ted Williams, Bill Russell, Bobby Orr and Tom Brady.

Last week we talked about some of the new places we discovered in and around our towns and we also talked about the upcoming town elections, too.

Even amid their tortured rollout, it is well worth the time to pause and again appreciate the stunning scientific achievement represented by the vaccines against COVID-19.

With the solemnity befitting his office and empathy born from his own family tragedies, Joe Biden paid homage Feb. 22 to the more than 500,000 people who have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus.

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Well, here it is 8:10 Saturday morning. John is asleep in a reclining chair in our family room, I’m wide awake typing to you, and our newest family member is exhausted and sleeping under my desk. Oh, what a night it was — you just can’t make this stuff up.

Surrounded as we are by breakdowns of science, engineering and imagination — just ask anyone who's tried to navigate the online system to register for a COVID-19 vaccination — an image from a Mars rover landing the same day more than 129 million miles away was a refreshing reminder of the co…

Coronavirus was just surging across China this time last year — more than 1,770 deaths had been tallied since the outbreak began in December — and was seeping over oceans and across borders into other parts of Asia. Americans exposed while on a cruise ship were being flown by chartered jet f…

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I had planned to title our story this week, “Chasing My Tail” in honor of all the things I have to get caught up telling you about and about Gigi, too.

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Well here it is, 3:33 a.m. on Monday, and I still have not started our story yet for this week. Why you might ask? We both know our time together starts first thing Sunday morning.

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I can ask anyone for anything when it means that I can help someone that does not have a voice or if it’s for the right thing. I never do it in a pushy, nasty way. I do ask with appreciation and gratitude in my voice, always giving the person I’m asking the comfort of no pressure.

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There’s a story about Henry Aaron breaking into major league baseball that surely resonates with any Red Sox fan. The Milwaukee Braves were playing in spring training against the Boston Red Sox in Sarasota, Florida, on March 14, 1954, the story goes, when a 20-year-old kid called up to repla…

Bill Belichick has accumulated more wins as an NFL coach than anyone else alive, with the single exception of Don Shula. His teams have won more playoff games, won more conference championships and won more Super Bowls than those of any other NFL coach, living or dead. His trophy case runneth over.

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Just yesterday in the office this phrase came to mind: Fighting the good fight. Of course, I had to look up the definition and simply put it means, “Working tirelessly to try and make good choices and help others. This person wants to improve the world around them.”

Among the more striking images taken the day of the last presidential inauguration, on Jan. 20, 2017, were those showing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeting President-elect Donald Trump and future First Lady Melania Trump at the White House.

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Well here it is the year 2021! Finally, we can put 2020 behind us and look to the hopes, dreams, and most of all everyone’s safety in the year ahead.

With each new year comes a crop of familiar resolutions: Exercise more and eat less. Spend less time in front of the TV and more time with your friends. Travel more, and really see the world.

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Here it is Dec. 26,  the day after an unprecedented Christmas 2020, and there’s that word again.

Fairness dictates that New Hampshire workers who’ve been cut off by COVID-19 from their offices in Massachusetts should not have to pay income tax on work they do at home. If fortune has blessed them so that they may keep their jobs while teleworking from their kitchens or living rooms, the …

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It is so hard to believe that in just a few days it will be Christmas Eve. We are still in the middle of Hanukkah, too. We are blessed to be in the midst of joyful celebrations. Many religions and people coming together to celebrate the good in each other.

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