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…
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.
Wall Street could never be confused for a democratic institution. Nowhere in the world are the haves divided from the have nots with so much ice cold efficiency as lower Manhattan.
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.
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…
Inauguration Day, was a major test for democracy in America, a country that has struggled with profound divisions over the past year while facing the ongoing test of the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Given all we’ve been dealing with for the last 10 months, it’s easy to pass on doing the little things, like making sure your car is completely clear of snow and ice before you hit the highway.
It seems like you can’t go anywhere without driving by an Amazon Prime van pulled to the curb for a delivery at almost any hour of the day or night. And if it’s not an Amazon van, it’s a U.S. Postal Service truck dropping off boxes with the Amazon “smile” logo on the side.
It seems almost every week we have been reminding each other to check on others around our towns. We have been trying to think of ways we can help yet still keep ourselves and our families safe too.
The pandemic has turned things upside down, forcing us to make countless adjustments, big and small, in every aspect of our lives.
Given the rancor over politics and race in recent years and a growing anti-immigrant sentiment in some quarters, the data from the FBI’s hate crime report for 2019 should come as no surprise.
Last week our town moderator Jonathan Kipp had our debrief meeting after the biggest, most unprecedented election in our history. Before Jonathan could even start our meeting, I said something to everyone like, "I know this sounds crazy, but I miss us all being together!"
We celebrated a few weeks ago when the U.S. Census Bureau announced it had nearly completed its decennial count of America’s population despite so much wrangling and litigation over deadlines. The bureau said it eventually contacted all but a tenth of a percent of the country’s households, r…
It is hard to believe that our general election is now behind us. All the timing, planning and worry are complete. It is time for all of us to look ahead, work together, achieve great things and unite as one.
If you work in a city or town clerk’s office or showed up as a poll worker at the primary in September or the general election on Tuesday, this process was like none you’ve ever seen.
I bet only a handful of us will remember where this catchy little song came from many years ago. The show was called “Community Auditions” and it was a family favorite in and around New England.
This year’s presidential election is more consequential than any in three generations. The country is deep in crisis. A pandemic, a battered economy, racial unrest and a surge in extremist violence are crushing. The person we put in the White House for the next four years will face unique, d…
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