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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., poses by a hotel room window overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds during a photo session in Tokyo. Biderman is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members, Avid Life Media announced, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. The abrupt departure of Noel Biderman, which came without the appointment of an interim replacement, could be another sign that the website’s days may be numbered, experts …

PHOTOS: Pittsfield man works on old cars and trucks, including early 20th century Ford Model T coupes

Friday, August 28, 2015

Darin Greenleaf of Greenleaf Auto in Pittsfield wants the world to slow down and take a deep breath. He watches people zoom by on Route …

poland: Controversial, iconic rainbow taken down

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Warsaw’s iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland’s leadership in the European Union and of …

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15 rifles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday. The AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles were being sold at less than …

Do This: Celebrate Maxine Kumin and opera this weekend

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The life of Maxine Kumin, beloved New Hampshire icon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will be honored at Gibson’s Bookstore today. Suzy Colt, Kumin’s long-time personal assistant and friend, will present a slideshow presentation of Maxine’s life, and …

Muster Field Farm gears up for busiest weekend of the year

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If you’ve never been to Muster Field Farm Museum in North Sutton, this might be a good weekend to check it out. Saturday and Sunday just so happen to be when Muster Field has its busiest two days …

Review: ‘No Escape’ is taut but deeply troubled

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as No Escape, a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller. Where does No Escape take place? It’s about a Texas family that …

New Mexicans say they dished out world’s longest tamale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning. Luis Hernandez of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce says that a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot-7-inch long …

Stock your freezer with fruit while you can

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last …

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won’t be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won’t be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two less colors. Food makers are purging their products of artificial …

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork …

A “burger” of a different sort. A Middle Eastern shish kebab

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I’m looking for something a little …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …