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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.

Friday night we attended the rotary club's seventh annual fall fundraising event as it's come to be known. Rotary’s mantra is “Service Above Self.” Our local rotary groups across our country live this at all time.

The ink was barely dry on the U.S. Constitution when James Madison, the Virginia farmer whose arguments were critical to getting it ratified, drew up a list of changes. The new Congress adopted a version of his proposed amendments six months after the new government set up office, in 1789, a…

It’s meant so much to me that over the last few weeks, many of you have emailed or dropped in to say you like my stories because they are real!

I just started to write to you and I thought our title might be "Let’s wrap up a few loose ends," then I remembered that the saying is “Tying up loose ends.”

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…

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…

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Obituaries

Derry, NH - Ruth Marilyn Smith, 94, of Derry, NH, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, in the Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH. She was born in Somerville, MA on January 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Johnson) Farrell. Ruth was a Charter member of the Windites o…