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On the Move: A night to care for caregivers

On Thursday evening from 5 to 8, Service Link of Merrimack County and Community Action for Belknap and Merrimack County Elder Services will present its second annual Bowls for Care program, at the Audubon…

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Growing possibilities

For years I have had a bad case of pergola envy. (If you are wondering, a pergola is a garden structure that looks like an arbor on steroids.) I would practically drive off the road rubbernecking back…

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What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety - a national park at…

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'Golem of Hollywood' disappoints

The first collaboration by father-and-son Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman - The Golem of Hollywood - tries to showcase the best that each author brings to his individual novels, but, ultimately, is overwritten.…

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'The Human Age' says there's hope of saving the world

In Paris, flowers, butterflies and birds live on the exterior of the Quai Branly Museum, a cultural destination that doubles as a natural ecosystem. A garden stuffed with breathing plants in the thousands,…

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Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis release memoirs

Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an…

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17th-century Amsterdam reimagined

Jessie Burton's accomplished first novel, The Miniaturist, is many things - a deftly plotted mystery, a feminist coming-of-age drama and a probing investigation of marriage. Burton evokes the sights, sounds…

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A tale of a dangerous double life

A gent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA reads like a screenplay for a James Bond movie written by Joel and Ethan Coen. An unlikely double agent from Denmark infiltrates al-Qaida. His managers,…

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'Epilogue' lacks shape, movement, humor, appeal

Now in his mid-30s, Will Boast has not had an easy life. When he was a boy, his parents uprooted him from his native England and moved to Wisconsin, where his father had found work as a "project manager…

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A beautiful dwelling - inside and out

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details,…

Sep 20
Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green - a 52-year-old computer technician with…

Sep 20
Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due to lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical…

Sep 20
Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Turkish authorities said they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men…

Sep 20
El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. The former army general has faced…

Sep 20
Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

President Obama's military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside the…

Sep 20
Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Assessment teams sought yesterday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed…

Sep 20
Dartmouth rallies past Central Connecticut 35-25

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Kyle Bramble scored two first-half touchdowns and Ryan McManus dove into the end zone for another as Dartmouth rallied past Central Connecticut State 35-25 on Saturday night.