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Ray Duckler: A look at the life of a Yankee

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Judson Hale is not a hugger. Never has been, never will be. There are cracks in his stoic armor, however, certainly more than his father once showed decades ago in a rich Boston suburb. This, the editor-in-chief of Yankee Magazine and the Old Farmer’s Almanac says, shows that you can’t shoehorn Yankee traits into a one-size-fits-all label. “I’ve been trying …

The Insiders: It’s an independent film marathon at Concord High tonight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It sure is hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend. Like just about everybody else who enjoyed three straight …

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A group of scientists and fishermen in Maine is working on a new tool they say will allow seafood consumers to learn the backstory of …

Two hours, 12 high school, 25 films: N.H. High School Film Fest showcases nuggets of creativity

Thursday, May 21, 2015

‘ S tar Wars was not the first film that George Lucas ever produced. Steven Spielberg didn’t start his career with Jurassic Park. Lucas began filming car races when he was in junior college. Spielberg made his first …

The Insiders: Run, walk or watch just be a part of Rock ‘N race tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sure you can spend your afternoon working up a sweat listening to music on your head phones at the gym, but does that sound as fun as running around the streets of Concord among thousands of people while …

The FDA has a plan to prevent the next ice cream disaster

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Months after an outbreak of deadly bacteria in ice cream that killed three and sickened seven more, U.S. regulators are near making food producers like Blue Bell Creameries have safety plans to minimize future outbreaks. There hasn’t been a federal requirement that all food producers have a written-down …

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 …