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Do, See, Taste

You never know what you’re going to find at the flea market

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rain clouds blanketed the Davisville Flea Market early last Sunday as a chilly drizzle began to fall – foreboding signs for most fairweather hagglers. But John Stark, a portly Vermonter and self-described “pickah,” meandered about in shorts and a T-shirt, practically giddy. “I love buying and selling stuff,” he declared, balancing a Tonka truck and a handmade wind toy under …

Take Me Outside: Signs of summer’s unavoidable end

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I love the palette of wildflowers that decorate the landscape and mark the stages of summer. In June the roadsides were blanketed with daisies and …

Whirlpool recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air ovens due to burn risk

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

The Insiders: Music on the lawn continues at the library with the N.H. Ukeladies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Unfortunately, as hard as it is to admit, the summer is starting to slip away from us. The day are getting shorter and before you know it, fall will take over and we all know what comes after that. So in a nut shell, we’d like you to …

Cuba, Malaysia taken off blacklist

Monday, July 27, 2015

The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. …

Boy Scouts of America votes to end controversial ban on openly gay scout leaders

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Boy Scouts of America, facing litigation, shrinking membership and sweeping acceptance of gay rights, voted Monday to lift its ban on openly gay troop leaders and employees. The national organization will no longer allow discrimination against its paid workers or at BSA-owned facilities. But local troops and …

PHOTOS: Roller derby in Concord

Monday, July 27, 2015

Granite State Roller Derby’s home teams the Demolition Dames and Fighting Finches faced off during a bout on Saturday evening at Everett Arena in Concord, July 25, 2015. The two teams and the Granite State All Stars play …

Who should play Doctor Who?

Monday, July 27, 2015

The ninth season of Doctor Who will soon be upon us, and that means the show’s alumni have already started popping up and offering their thoughts on all things TARDIS-related. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy thinks the Doctor should absolutely remain a man and a man only. “I’m a …

Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘I Am Cait’ debuts

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the opening moments of E!’s highly anticipated, certainly heartfelt but anticlimactic reality show, I Am Cait (which premiered Sunday), we travel to the top of the severely parched hills that overlook Malibu, where Caitlyn Jenner sits in her house surrounded by those who act as friends or …

‘Southpaw,’ ‘Ant-Man’ are box hits

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ant-Man crept past new opener Pixels to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total …

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during …

Justice Deptartment: Virginia ignored court order on funding for the disabled

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department says Virginia is not being serious enough about efforts to comply with court-ordered reforms to its program for people with disabilities. A letter to the federal judge overseeing a 2012 federal settlement, sent by the Justice Department last month, points as evidence to the …

Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization’s clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization’s charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after the release of two stealthily …