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Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

Sunday, April 26, 2015

An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets. Experts blame the epidemic on a strain called H3N2 that is seen in Asia and leaves pets feeling lousy for about two weeks. Veterinarians believe the strain, …

Autism Speaks offers grants for lifesaving swim lessons

Sunday, April 26, 2015

‘Ian, Ian, Ian,” squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly …

New England’s snowy winter pushes back gardening season

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Snowy winter delays gardening season The historic barrage of snow and cold in New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left …

Entertainment or bust!: Newport Opera House the glue that binds a town

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A high school freshman, local undertaker, construction company owner and elementary school principal. Forty-five munchkins ranging from age 5 to 15. Veterans of the stage, front and back. The generations of Newport area residents who pulled off a …

Entertainment or bust!: New London shares stage with pro actors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s risky to venture beyond the familiar to seek a more satisfying life, and there’s no guarantee of happiness when you do. But there’s no happiness in staying where you don’t quite belong, either. The Northern New England …

Cinderella singer’s solo tour stops in N.H.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Need an ’80s pick-me-up? Well, this week there’s at least three chances to immerse yourself in a little nostalgia. First up, the lead singer of rock group Cinderella – the one that had us all swinging our lighters …

Concord veteran’s time as a prisoner during WWII preserved in video

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Leaning over a small table, Robert Fortnam held a model B-17 aircraft and thumbed through his 70-year-old journal. The model plane, given to him after his service in World War II, is a replica of the plane he …

PHOTOS: Krazy Kids put pedals to the metal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It was off to the races for the children playing outside at the Krazy Kids Play and Party Center in Pembroke on Tuesday April 21, 2015. There were cones set up for the kids to weave the pedal …

The Insiders: How do woodcocks find a mate? Go to the Audubon tonight and see for yourself.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some in the birding community insist that spring has not arrived until you see the woodcock do its annual courtship flight. Or at least they say something along those lines. Well, we say get ready for spring to …

Simple guide for mastering salmon seasonality

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Add salmon to the long list of foods Americans have mostly lost touch with in terms of seasonality. It’s an understandable lapse. After all, salmon certainly seems to be available all year. And indeed, farmed Atlantic salmon is …

Coho

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Coho, also known as “silver” salmon for its bright silver sides, offers a lighter, more distinctly flavored fish than king or sockeye. Coho’s orange-red flesh is moderately fatty and flakes well. “For fresh, it’s great to just think …

Sockeye

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sockeye, also called red salmon, is known for its distinct, bright red flesh, which retains its color even once cooked. It is prized for its firm, fatty meat and its pronounced, yet versatile flavor. Though less buttery than …

King

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

King salmon, also known by its Native American name “chinook,” earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they’re landed at 20 to 30 pounds. King …