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PHOTOS: Picking flowers at Apple Hill Farm in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With the sun high overhead, three workers with bare feet plucked bright splotches of color from rows of plants at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on Wednesday, dropping stems in buckets of water to keep them fresh amid the high temperatures that offered only a sporadic breeze. “I’d still rather be outside than anywhere else,” said Kim Proulx of Tilton, … 0

Ray Duckler: Wright knew what was right when it came to fire fighting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dick Wright, modest and gentle, is 81 years old and lives alone in Loudon. His house, though, is filled with muffled voices, high-pitched beeps and … 0

The Insiders: It’s an anniversary party and you’re invited

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s been 40 years since the Pierce Brigade officially saved the Pierce Manse from demolition and opened the estate to the public. And what better … 0

PHOTO: Protest of violence in the Middle East

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A group of protesters went to the front of State House in Concord to call for an end to the violence in Gaza. Several speakers insisted on a cease-fire and for the Israelis to end their involvement in … 1

’Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

Monday, July 21, 2014

Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who … 0

110 bicyclists re-create historic photo on Main Street in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

Early yesterday morning, 110 bicycle enthusiasts lined up on Main Street to recreate an 1890s photo taken at the same site, representing what several organizers think of as the second wave of a “bicycle boom” in Concord. The … 3

TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies at 86

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further … 2

Fonda, Kardashian voice Fox animated episodes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman are among the guest voices on The Simpsons this fall, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of American Dad. Fox said yesterday that Kardashian plays an alien in the woods who has a fling with Roger when … 0

A zombie book where your brain feels a little nibbled on

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“The Girl With All the Gifts,” by M.R. Carey. Orbit. Most zombie stories follow the same formula: Brawny dudes use guns and makeshift weapons to protect nerds, women and children from the ravenous dead and from other survivors. Yawn. M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts is … 0

Sci-fi publisher Tor.com launches novella platform

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Naturally, the people who tell us about intergalactic travel and robot romance have no fear of newfangled publishing formats. After all, the web, the ebook, the hyperlinked novel – they’re all science fiction come true. And readers of science fiction have been some of the most passionate early … 0

‘Dark Aemilia’ a treat for Shakespeare lovers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sally O’Reilly’s wildly romantic novel Dark Aemilia is a pleasure for anyone who enjoys well-crafted historical fiction and a special treat for Shakespeare lovers. Drawing on the biography of a real-life woman proposed by some scholars as the … 0

‘The Mockingbird Next Door’ a world caught just in time

Sunday, July 20, 2014

There are many reasons to be grateful for The Mockingbird Next Door, Marja Mills’s wonderful memoir of Harper Lee and her sister, and being enticed to reread To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of them. Improbable as … 0

Author of ‘Unruly Places’ reminds us we can still be explorers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Now that we all carry around constantly updating, infinitely detailed maps on our cell phones, the world should feel small and brightly lit, right? Not so, says Alastair Bonnett, a “psychogeographer” at Newcastle University, which is somewhere off … 0