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Do, See, Taste

New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

Sunday, October 19, 2014

On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They’re not just gazing at foliage – they’re looking at cold, hard cash. Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. Officials say tourists will spend upward …

‘Fury’ blasts ‘Gone Girl’ from top of box office

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theaters this weekend. Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two …

Review: ‘The Lost Key’ is compelling thriller

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A sub that disappeared near the end of World War I plays a key role in a modern-day murder in Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison’s …

Old Ways Days works to keep traditions alive

Thursday, October 16, 2014

These days when you want a nice table, bookshelf – heck, even a canoe – the first step is usually to get in the car or hop online and find a favorite store from which to buy it. But it wasn’t so long ago that whatever you wanted, …

Franklin veterinarian, author and songwriter debuts ‘old’ pastime

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Franklin veterinarian showcases his musical ‘Doc” Barry Taylor – longtime Franklin veterinarian – is embarking once again upon a new “old” pastime of directing his own musicals, to which he plays the accompanying piano. And the first fruit …

Fourth annual Cemetery Walk to be held in Hopkinton’s Stumpfield Cemetery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time for a cemetery walk in West Hopkinton The Hopkinton Historical Society will hold its fourth Cemetery Walk at the Stumpfield Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Visitors will hear the stories of West Hopkinton’s “former” residents, portrayed by actors in period costume, who will share …

Giffords hosts Concord roundtable on women, gun control

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Former U.S. representative Gabby Giffords yesterday urged women across the state to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, and to continue working toward stricter laws to protect domestic violence victims. Speaking in Concord as part of …

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner. …

Art studio on the move in Boscawen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boscawen’s new artist gallery and workshop was very slowly on the move yesterday. The former town office building had been loaded onto a flatbed and was blocking traffic as it inched toward the split of routes 3 and …

The Insiders: You’re nobody’s puppet, but you should still go to tonight’s poetry reading at Gibson’s

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

File under things we didn’t know existed: Puppetry International magazine. File under things you didn’t know until right now: The editor of said magazine will be in Concord tonight as part of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s …

PHOTOS: Grazing until the cows come home

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cows graze in a field behind LAD Welding and Fabrication on Fisherville Road in Concord yesterday. …

2 young marrieds make NBC’s new sitcom ‘Marry Me’

Monday, October 13, 2014

After dating Jake for six long years, Annie figured he would pop the question during their romantic island getaway. He didn’t, and when they return home, Annie throws a comic hissy-fit fit over her ringless state – at …

New documentary is witness to Snowden NSA leak

Monday, October 13, 2014

With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room. Laura Poitras’s highly anticipated documentary Citizenfour premiered Friday night at the …