This week I am “Thankful” for Linda Boles who just happened to stop in our office. I was struggling with how I would write our story because I remember the very first time we would be hosting and really celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with my Canadian family. I love my Sunday morning writi…

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Sometime before the end of this year, a federal task force is expected to release a report on the effect of drug shortages on the nation's health care system. It should be an eye-opener for Congress and for the general public, as emerging evidence paints a picture of a drug delivery infrastr…

Robert E. Holden was granted a patent in 1965 for his invention that would later become known as the packing peanut. At some point later Mr. Holden sold that patent to the Dow Chemical company, and the rest, they say, is history.

There are few sights more enraging while stopped for a school bus than to see another driver miss or ignore the bus' stop signal arm and blow past a bunch of kids trying to cross the street.

Of all the infrastructure that makes a community tick — from its roads and bridges to water, sewer and reliable electric service — internet is probably the least visible. But it’s just as important as the rest, not only because it tethers businesses to customers and suppliers in other states…

One of summer’s nuisances has turned into something deadly serious, and even those who consider themselves too tough or ornery to apply insect repellent should think again before wandering outside at dusk unprotected.

With the rapid expansion of legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts and more than 30 other states, it was high time someone made progress developing a device to detect THC on a person’s breath. 

When a person is considering suicide, access to a crisis call center is often a matter of life and death. Fortunately, there is much that can be done to make it easier for a person in pain to quickly and easily get the help they need.

A bucket brigade of spring water being pulled off store shelves early this month 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.

Well, first and foremost, the first birthday we must talk about is our towns' 300th anniversary birthday celebration. The reason I'm highlighting the word towns is that it means we were working together 300 years ago when our Nutfield area was established by many brave and daring men, women …

The sun is setting on summer vacation and nobody trying to squeeze in one last beach day with the kids wants to think much about what’s in the water. A recent report suggests we’d all do well to spend more time considering what’s happening to the public waterfront and our role in polluting it.

As I'm about to start our story this week, I'm looking at my Boot Scootin' Boogie 5K race number. It is just so funny when last week we were talking about a Nashville band and this week I had no idea I would have a bib number with a cowboy hat and those words on it. We never know what the ne…

The festival that overtook an alfalfa field at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm — and, really, the entire Catskills region — 50 years ago last Thursday was singular for its music. Thirty-three acts stretched over three days ranged in quality but left the world with unforgettable performances from the…

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.

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