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PHOTOS: All is fair at the Hopkinton State Fair

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The 99th annual Hopkinton State Fair got under way yesterday. The fair, which features food and different types of fun, runs through Monday. … 0

Daughter: Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital yesterday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office. Melissa … 0

The Insiders: It’s a holiday weekend, so get out and explore

Friday, August 29, 2014

So it’s the first day of a much needed holiday weekend and you’re looking for something fun to do. Well, you’ve come to the right … 0

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted Little House on the Prairie fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living. Pioneer Girl: … 0

‘The End of Absence’ an insightful look at digital-age clutter

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quentin Coldwater – a moody, man-child magician – is finally growing up. And just in time to save everything, mostly, that’s ever mattered to him. The Magician’s Land is the final book in the three-book Magicians trilogy, a … 0

Pack like a pro

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I’m not the type of traveler who shows up at the airport without her passport. And I’ll never leave town without my son’s asthma medication. But, given that I’m usually packing for five, I will, on every trip, forget something. A night light for the kids, a phone … 0

‘Back Channel’ re-imagines Cuban Missile Crisis

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stephen L. Carter, the author of this fictionalized account of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, is both a law professor at Yale and a prolific writer. His nonfiction books offer serious reflections on politics, race, religion and law. … 0

‘Sixteen Handmade Doors’ the story of a house, and more

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It’s a two-bedroom cedar-shingle on the Kennebec River in Maine, a woodsy getaway built by a painstaking do-it-yourselfer in the 1950s. But to the house’s current owner, Petroski, a professor of engineering and history at Duke University, it’s … 0

‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here’ a book for everyone

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Courtney Maum’s first novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, is a publicist’s dream. Its snappy title promises ironic humor, and it leaves one wondering if the “I” will end up with the “you.” The … 0

Book series continues ‘Frozen’ adventures

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa of Frozen fame will continue, at least on paper. Random House Children’s Books announced recently that they will launch a new series next year tied to the blockbuster Disney movie. The first two books, Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the … 0

Deciding to downsize: Picking what’s right

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Until a year ago, my husband, Bud, and I pooh-poohed the idea of downsizing and moving out of our four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Bow. After all, we’re healthy and still have all our marbles. Our part-time work schedules … 0

PHOTOS: Allenstown and Pembroke Old Home Day parade

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Spectators at the Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day parade on Saturday morning could expect to get a lot of candy thrown their way. But the crowds were also on the receiving end of flying fresh produce, thanks … 0

The Insiders: Look at some shiny things – and enjoy a lot of family fun

Friday, August 22, 2014

For anything to last 51 years is quite an accomplishment. And for those who aren’t so great at math that’s just over half a century (which is 100 years). Don’t feel bad, we had to look it up too. Any who, if you feel like being a part … 0