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Do, See, Taste

Loudon man wants to build War on Terror Memorial

Monday, May 25, 2015

Preston Lawrence’s vision for a War on Terror memorial in New Hampshire began in Vermont. Lawrence, a longtime Loudon resident and son of an Air Force officer, was visiting a friend who is buried at Vermont Veterans Memorial Ceremony when something caught his eye. “As I was leaving the cemetery, I saw this memorial, and I got out of my …

John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in N.J.

Monday, May 25, 2015

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind, has died along with his …

The reason we celebrate

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hot dogs will be sizzling on the grill. Coolers will be fully stocked. But to Leonard Stuart, the program information officer at the New Hampshire …

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them – or why. At 3.3 million years old, …

A new ketchup that just might inspire condiment excitement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New ketchup in town We all have that food, the food we eat when nobody else is looking. Mine involves ketchup. Unless you are a ketchup freak like me (and most people above the age of 8 are …

Picnics aren’t just sandwiches and chips! Think dessert, too

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

When it comes to packing a picnic, the savory items are easy. Sandwiches and wraps. Potato and pasta salads. Chips and dips. It’s all very transportable and all very easy to eat while perched on a blanket in …

World Trade body rejects country of origin labels on meat

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WTO rejects country of origin meat labels Labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of meat in the United States that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered will have to be dropped or revised after a World Trade Organization ruling. The office of the U.S. …

USDA develops new label for GMO-free products

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms. The …

Beauty in the beast? No. But chefs say maybe in the veg

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

pril Bloomfield is a wizard with a pig’s ear and a lover of kidneys, trotters and all the so-called “nasty bits” that animals have to offer. What many people don’t know is that she also has a mean …

Helmet camera captured deadly Dean Potter Yosemite cliff jump

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Video from a helmet camera might reveal what went wrong when two men wearing wingsuits and attempting an illegal cliff jump at Yosemite National Park crashed to their deaths, a park official said. Footage from the GoPro camera …

AmeriCorps lends a hand to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

At any given moment, Teresa Paradis is responsible for 70 horses, dozens of kittens and puppies, two tribes of goats, the odd pig, duck and bird, and a deformed Canadian goose called Crooked Bill, who thinks he’s a …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC’s Breaking Bad – and what might have happened if the real-life legal system …