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Snow could drop more than 14 inches in southern-most tier

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Northern New England will be hit with another winter storm Monday, and once again the southern tier is expected to get the most snow.

Today at 11:27AM
Boston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic gold

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope all that gold, silver and bronze adds up to green.

Today at 10:12AM
Letter: Undermining America

While there is considerable criticism from the militant right about President Obama's foreign policy, there are many of us who welcome a return to the "walk softly" part of Teddy Roosevelt's famous quote.…

Today at 10:11AM
Letter: Always endangered

In regard to the article headlined "State to consider bobcat season" (Monitor Local & State, Jan. 22), I felt compelled to write. With certain species of our state's wildlife under siege from insect…

Today at 10:11AM
Letter: A social spot

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library provides a central meeting place for a town widely spread out. Besides books and magazines, DVDs, computer use, and scheduled children's and adult programs, the GYRL…

Today at 10:11AM
Letter: Wrong about Ayotte

Sen. Kelly Ayotte is with us and our moose on climate change. A letter in the Monitor on Monday about Sen. Ayotte being a climate denier couldn't be more wrong. She voted five times last week saying…

Today at 10:11AM
Letter: 11 million at risk

The Social Security program was signed into law in 1935 under Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was altered in 1956 when Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general…

Today at 10:03AM
Community investment group reaches 40th anniversary

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - An organization that helps build businesses and jobs in northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Today at 09:57AM
Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties.

Today at 09:27AM
Housing organization marks milestone in Nashua

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A nonprofit organization that provides housing and other help to low-income, homeless and disabled Nashua-area residents is celebrating the milestone it reached last year and preparing to match it this year.

Today at 03:09AM
Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago.

Jan 31
Local towns pitch in to assist Henniker after fire destroys town garage, plows

Less than 12 hours after the late Friday night fire was extinguished, neighbors were clambering to help the town of Henniker. "At this time, the Henniker Highway Department is in a bad condition," said…

Jan 31
Our Turn: State needs to make an investment in full-day kindergarten

Most economists agree that investments in full-day kindergarten produce high long-term returns for our economy. Full-day kindergarten also reduces costs in elementary school by making sure children don't…

Jan 31
Take Me Outside: The secret lives of squirrels

At this time of year many people enjoy feeding birds. Inevitably if you put up bird feeders, you'll also end up feeding squirrels. While this can be frustrating, rather than spending energy and funds on…

Jan 31
Sunbeam recalls Holmes space heaters that can spray hot oil

Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries. The plug-in heaters are filled with oil. The U.S. Consumer…

Jan 31
The crazy amount of calories Americans eat during the Super Bowl, in one chart

If you were to add up the calories per serving for every food item a household purchased during the week of the Super Bowl, it would equal more than 6,000 calories, according to a recent study. That's…

Jan 31
Neurologist demonstrates that laughter may really be the best medicine

The Internet is awash in the remains of abandoned blogs, and nowhere is that truer than in the health-care field. You notice it when you get intrigued by a couple of heartfelt posts by, say, a pediatric…

Jan 31
Tip of the week: Time to prune?

Winter is a good time to rejuvenate twiggy, deciduous shrubs such as forsythias, viburnums and flowering quince by removing suckers along with stems that are weak, dead, rubbing against one another or…

Jan 31
Katy Burns: Beware foreign invaders!

We have a lot of politicians lately who've worked themselves into a lather over the illegal immigrants who are ending up on our shores. While I don't share their concerns, I'm almost awed by their single-minded…

Jan 31
Board of Contributors: My memories of Saudi King Abdullah are of a kind and generous man

I photographed Prince Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud several times in Saudi Arabia - long before he became king. In the early years that I used to travel to the kingdom, certainly before the assassination…

Jan 31
Book Review: 'Fear the Darkness' is solid story

Relationships require a certain amount of vulnerability - the willingness to expose yourself emotionally, hoping that happiness is the ultimate goal, but realizing that being hurt comes with it, too. …

Jan 31
Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

From brain-devouring zombies in The Walking Dead to crime-scene bloodshed on CSI, special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally…