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Owen Farm teaches yurt-building to remember a friend

Friday, July 3, 2015

Building a round structure with rectangular lumber is hard. With more than 50 people helping with construction, it’s a little bit easier. And when the finished product, a new yurt at Owen Farm in Hopkinton, is a dream come true, it’s all worth it. Ruth Owen, one of the farm’s owners, had wanted a yurt for a while before she …

The Insiders: It’s almost time to celebrate America’s independence so rest up

Friday, July 3, 2015

We hope that most of you are rereading this in your swim suit and arm floaties as you ramp up to celebrate America’s independence. It’s …

PHOTOS: American flag flies for the Fourth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An American flag is suspended between two cranes over the Route 3A bridge replacement construction site at Exit 12 of Interstate 93 in Concord on …

With more people trying it, safety is key to adventurous driving

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bryce Mazzochi had wanted to try autocross for about a year. And when the 17-year-old from Strafford did try it earlier this month in the S1 parking lot of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, he learned a lot. “It helps you find the limits of your …

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67. The band posted a statement …

Fireworks are fabulous, but safety is key

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, and in New Hampshire, people are stocking up for next weekend’s festivities. Fireworks are both a family tradition and business at Champny’s Fireworks in Bow, where owner Deborah Colby is gearing …

Fireworks displays for the Fourth of July

Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you’re not up for setting off your own Fourth of July fireworks, here’s a list of some area towns that will put on a display for you: July 3 Ashland: Fireworks at dusk at L.W. Packard Ball Field. Rain Date: July 5. Weirs Beach: Fireworks at midnight …

Former Durst prosecutor writing about book about murder case

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The former district attorney from New York who tried to convict millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is writing a book. Jeanine Pirro’s He Killed Them All will be published Nov. 3, Gallery Books announced Tuesday. According to Gallery, a Simon & Schuster imprint, the former Westchester County D.A. …

Don Winslow returns to drug wars in thriller ‘The Cartel’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Don Winslow is obsessed, and he knows it. “People refer to this as the ‘Mexican drug problem’ and it’s not the Mexican drug problem. It’s the American drug problem. It’s the European drug problem,” the crime novelist said …

In this year’s best beach reading, Jane Austen meets Singapore

Sunday, June 28, 2015

If summer is a time when we allow ourselves to simply enjoy our entertainments, there’s no timely cocktail I’d rather recommend than China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to Kevin Kwan’s lively Crazy Rich Asians. The story of Rachel …

New Edna O’Brien story anthology spans 5 decades

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Put on a pot of tea and curl up with The Love Object, the new collection of Edna O’Brien stories. If you’re lucky, it’ll be cold, damp and misty outside. Many of the 31 stories published between 1968 …

Willie Nelson memoir is a gift to fans

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In 2012 the city of Austin erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in the heart of the business district. Schoolchildren, churchgoers, tourists, slackers, conventioneers, tech geeks – everybody, it seems – now congregate around this ponytailed …

The crossroads of racism

Sunday, June 28, 2015

From the riots in Ferguson to the movie about Selma, race has been at the forefront of the national conversation recently. On the news and at our dinner tables, the country is discussing how far we still have …