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Large-scale white supremacist rallies, like the deadly 2017 gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, have become less frequent, but that that doesn’t mean the racism and anti-Semitism that fueled those gatherings has abated.

For the second time in as many years, members of the band Godsmack turned up in schools in Derry for a little help with their music. And, for the second time, it appears they made lasting, positive impressions on the kids.

Somehow, we all survived the exciting, worrisome, busy, never boring election day and night here in the great state of New Hampshire.

You’ve heard the call before and you’ll hear it again because the need for blood donors doesn’t end. But certain times of year push the blood supply to the limit, and shrivel the pool of potential donors of blood or platelets. 

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It is hard to believe but by the time you're reading our story this week, the first-in-the-nation, 100th New Hampshire primary will be over. We should know which candidate for each party won. Will it be Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump, or will other front runners emerge? Today, Sun…

The week started with a wonderful man, Ralph Langone, stopping by my office because he wants us to spread the word that Home Depot offers military members and veterans 10% off their purchases. As Ralph said, even on things like paper towels — which can really make a difference.

If you could, what's one question you would ask a candidate running for president?

Americans dropped by the library more often last year than they went out for a movie, to a sporting event or a casino, judging from Gallup Poll results from a survey in December.

Partisan divisiveness doesn’t get much thicker than it is now in the chamber of the U.S. Senate, where President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is taking place. But look about 10 blocks north of the Capitol and you’ll find another example of the political gridlock that has hamstrung Washin…

This week, I want to tell you about many great things that have been going on for our seniors in our towns but also in our great state.

Well, how strange is this, my week started with the WZID Bridal Expo, with Neal and Marga on Sunday and it ended with John and I in New Jersey for the funeral of John’s Aunt Kay, age 97. I bet you’ve heard the saying, too, that weddings and funerals bring out the best and worst in people.

The police blotter wasn’t a good place to see your name in the newspaper even in the days before it ended up on the internet. Now, in this modern era, its digital twin is especially troubling for those among us who wish they could wipe away traces of their arrests. Online news is a tricky th…

Here it is Sunday morning and I just ask Alexa what the temperature was outside. It feels much warmer in our house than it has been in months.

No one wants to dump cold water on so many well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym or cut out the midnight snacks, but in case you missed the news in the New England Journal of Medicine last month, despite all efforts to the contrary,  our collective weight problem is gettin…

How much are you following all the presidential candidates visiting this area?

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell…

I have so much to tell you this week. I still can’t believe it myself.

As of Monday, anyone over the age of 21 who is in the Granite State could legally place an online bet on a professional sporting event, if the technology was in place for that to happen.

In December 1944, Nazi Germany launched what would be its last major offensive campaign during World War II. This attack caught the Allied forces in the Ardennes Forest by surprise, and in the ensuing battle – the Battle of the Bulge – our troops faced record low temperatures, dwindling supp…

Getting your flu shot is a smart thing to do. It assures nothing, but you do it anyway. It’s like throwing the deadbolt on your front door, putting air in the car’s tires or seeing your doctor for a checkup. None of these guarantees you won’t be robbed, get a flat tire or contract some horri…

Normally I love to start talking to you on Sunday morning about all the things that have happened in the week. Here it is now 2:56 a.m. and John and I have been up since 2:05. Well, we woke up to that horrible dreadful sound of fire alarms going off all throughout our house! We all jumped up…

The following appeared in The Sun, of New York City, on Sept. 21, 1897, and remains among the most famous newspaper editorials ever published. Its authorship is attributed to Francis Pharcellus Church, who wrote editorials for the newspaper.

No matter what you believe or who you believe, this beautiful season sparks something in all of us to want to “make a little dent” in the places and people around us. Do a little good, spread a little cheer, be a little more patient, share a couple hugs or reach a little deeper into our own …

This week’s two-day storm brought us the requisite silly images of TV reporters standing alongside Route 128 at the first flake, scraping snow from the ground to judge its snowball suitability as cars, trucks and semis speed past on dark pavement. We had shots of people lining up to buy snow…

This week, I have been struggling to come up with just the right title. At first it was going to be titled, “Oh, that kind of nap,” because just last week I took an afternoon nap which is something I don’t really do well.

It’s a fall phenomenon as dependable as Thanksgiving turkey: Cities and towns set their tax rates for the following year. And, in the midst of a robust economy with rising property values, that usually brings an increase for homeowners, with a heightened effect on those living on modest, fix…

The 2020 presidential election is in full swing and as Granite Staters we are privileged to have unfettered access to candidates, their campaigns, and engage in a way other states do not. While many of the faces have changed since we last hosted the first-in-the-nation presidential primary o…

If you don’t know what double-cupping is, you’re probably from away and prefer hot tea in a china cup to a large iced mocha with a double shot. 

Here it is Thursday morning and you know I never write to you during the week.

If Rob Gronkowski wasn’t one of the best tight ends to ever play pro football, no one around here would be giving his will he or won’t he act a second thought.

A small arsenal of weaponry arrayed on tables at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston last week was tangible proof of the violence permeating the North of Boston region, particularly Lawrence. There were pistols and revolvers, AR-15 style rifles and bullet proof vests. In all, 79 weapons…

This past week, I was honored to be part of many solemn promises and oaths, taken by great people that were willing to serve us. 

Here’s a small glint of good news for the Red Sox this fall: Dwight Evans is finally getting some consideration for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

There is something to be said for ambition, and it would be hard to criticize the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board for laying out a sweeping plan to upgrade the Massachusetts’s commuter rail system — frequently used by many New Hampshire residents.

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Obituaries

Derry - Lena E. Vaudrien, 96, of Derry, NH died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry. Lena was born in Claremont, NH on November 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Cyril and Flora (Lavoie) Lariviere. She had been a resident of Derry since 1957, formerly living in Clarem…