John keeps repeating, "I'm sorry Honey. It only happens to you. Hey, we should call these 'Sherry-isms." He's laughing and I still can't believe it.

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Through snow, rain, heat, and night – and now an unprecedented pandemic – postal workers in the Granite State and across the United States do everything that they can to deliver mail safely and on time.

Our skies are hazy with the cross-continental drift of smoke blowing from the West Coast wildfires, but that’s not why some people are holding their breath. A persistent drought — still somewhere between “moderate” and “severe” throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire — and a hot summer ha…

This week I really wanted to revisit together the way we ended last week's story. I am so grateful to each of you that reached out and said that my little story touched your heart.

With every new crisis, it seems, comes a new scheme aimed at defrauding unsuspecting consumers. Earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, we learned how scammers were targeting seniors by offering “free,” unsolicited COVID-19 tests to Medicare recipients. There were no tests, of course — it was a…

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It’s hard to believe that I recently turned 60. Grateful is all I can say.

If being kicked out of college for a semester isn’t shameful enough, 11 students tossed from Northeastern University on Friday and their parents are out $36,534. That’s how much it costs to participate in the “N.U.in Program,” which usually involves some study abroad but was modified this ye…

Not stressing over a high-stakes college admissions test is to a high school junior what sleeping late is to a Saturday morning. If the apparent demise of SAT and ACT scores as benchmarks of young human potential were reduced to an analogy favored by the authors of those exams, maybe it woul…

The divide between Massachusetts and New Hampshire is as much about taxes as it is geography. The Granite State’s famous distaste for income or sales taxes — the “New Hampshire advantage,” it’s sometimes called — entices many who work in and around Boston to buy houses and move their familie…

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In the last few weeks, a few people have stopped by or just mentioned to me that our stories together are "homey."

Who would have guessed when our pup Ellie came up with that fun little phrase to try and encourage everyone to come on out and vote that our world would have changed so much.

There has been encouraging news on the COVID-19 vaccine front in recent weeks. In a matter of months, researchers across the globe have developed treatment approaches that are ready for large-scale testing.

This weekend I had the honor of sharing in a very happy time with Jim and Doreen De Montier, who were married at the Alvirne Chapel in Hudson.

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It seems suddenly "spot on" has made a comeback.

It is difficult to not feel at least a small shred of hope in the news that at least one of the dozens of vaccines in development to fight COVID-19 has shown signs of efficacy in testing.

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This has always been one of my favorite phrases, especially now. I love that talking to you spurs me to look things like this up and find out where they originated, or who might have said them first.

Nothing finds cracks in a pipe like a surge of water pressure, and nothing exposes the weak spots in a government agency or program like a crisis. It’s a lesson that could cost state unemployment agencies around the country as much as $26 billion, according to one official’s estimate.

Last year saw the lowest number of on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. since the National Fire Protection Association started keeping those records in 1977. The toll was 48, a grim statistic but still a sharp drop from the yearly average of 65 deaths.

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 I find as we are growing older together, you and I, that often I want us talk about things after they happen rather than before. More of the how did they turn out, what was it like, how did it touch our hearts and sometimes hurt our hearts. As I looked up the definition of legacy, I realize…

Baseball is back. Sort of. No one is certain just how long it will last, and it’s going to look strange and unfamiliar while it’s here. And it will likely serve as a COVID-era test case for other sports — from the largest professional associations to U-8 youth soccer leagues — looking to hit…

“I honestly feel that it would be best for the country to keep baseball going. ... Baseball provides a recreation which does not last over two hours or two hours and a half, and which can be got for very little cost. And, incidentally, I hope that night games can be extended because it gives…

One of my favorite things or characters in people will always be a willingness to simply volunteer. It worries me that volunteering is slowly going by the wayside, but then maybe it’s not.

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As I’m writing our story this week, I wish I could say I thought of it myself, but first thing this Sunday morning, John announced that June 14 is Flag Day in our great country.

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"The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree" was one of John’s dad’s favorite sayings and he reminded us of it often. Poppa John used it mostly as it pertained to family life. It can definitely fit with other things, too

“I honestly feel that it would be best for the country to keep baseball going. ... Baseball provides a recreation which does not last over two hours or two hours and a half, and which can be got for very little cost. And, incidentally, I hope that night games can be extended because it gives…

We can understand the disappointment of the hundreds of local runners — and the thousands from the United States and across the world — when Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and race organizers announced last week that the 2020 Boston Marathon would be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Most times all our lives go on pretty much in the same pattern, same routine every day, especially now.

Forty drivers, all wearing masks, engaged in serious, high-speed social distancing recently, blasting around the oval track for NASCAR’s “Real Heroes 400” race – with a huge virtual audience and barely a soul in the grandstands in Darlington, South Carolina.

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Even though Ellie has only been here for a little under four months, and she is still a little under 4 pounds, she has some big thoughts on what our world needs right now.

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Hi everyone!  Ellie here with just a few small reminders about things going on at your local town halls.

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Seldom does this happen but this week, the week of May 3-9 which would have been my mom Pearl Cummings, beloved employee of our Shaws of Londonderry for years, 88th birthday, we have three groups of people to celebrate and thank. Not to mention May 10 is also Mother’s Day.

There’s never been a better time to be a dog — well, most dogs. With their people forced inside the house, either because of social distancing or because work has dried up, dogs are getting a lot more one-on-one time and walks.

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At the start of 2020, I never would have guessed that I’d be writing a story to you about the lost art of home economics.

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I think many of us having been using this never-dreamed-of time self-quarantining to organize and get rid of lots of clutter around our homes.

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