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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…

Jan 31
My Turn: Beyond bipartisanship: Full partners on common sense

An idea is rapidly gaining force around the country, finding support across the political spectrum. Red states Arkansas, Alaska, South Dakota and Nebraska voted last November to join bright-blue cities…

Jan 31
About face: Mug shows Old Man facing wrong way

Someone in the general store at the Welcome Center in Hooksett told Barbara Francis to look a little closer at the mug she was thinking of buying. It didn't take long for Francis, of Bow, to figure it…

Jan 31
Matthew Reilly writes action-packed 'Great Zoo of China'

Matthew Reilly takes elements from Michael Crichton's classic Jurassic Park and gives them a high fantasy spin in his latest action masterpiece, The Great Zoo of China. Reptile expert Dr. Cassandra Jane…

Jan 31
An icon through the eyes of a friendship

This book appears just in time. How many people under age 50 even recognize the name Gore Vidal? No, he's not television's onetime horror host Count Gore De Vol. Possibly some millennials will recall a…

Jan 31
A study of deception, and other stories

You can't judge a book by its cover, but how about what's written on it? Since The Way Home (2009), George Pelecanos's jackets have promoted him not as Washington's premier crime novelist, but as someone…

Jan 31
Behind the scenes and long ago

'Earmuffs For Everyone!' Like her 2010 picture book, Pop, a delightful history of bubblegum, Meghan McCarthy's new book, Earmuffs for Everyone! gives young readers a behind-the-scenes look at how a familiar…

Jan 31
Richard Pryor - man and persona

At the end of the cultural and political tumult called the 1960s, five major African-American stand-up comics were poised to achieve crossover greatness. Each, in his own way, represented a clear break…

Jan 31
My Turn: And end double-dipping will fix the system

A simple solution to help fund the New Hampshire Retirement System's shortfall is eliminate the so called double-dipping once and for all. Any person who works for an employer who participates in the…

Jan 31
People from Alton, Bristol, Belmont, Canterbury, Henniker for Jan. 31, 2015

ALTON Spencer Goossens, son of Lynda and Timothy Goossens, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He is a physics major. Kyle Gilbert, Air Force Airman…

Jan 31
The Scene: Prepped for the big game

Moose, a Valley Bulldog, is dressed for the Super Bowl. Owner Jane Toumpas writes, "Don't mess with Bull Mooseichick. . . . He is ready to go bird hunting. Look out Seahawks!" The Patriots play the Seattle…

Jan 31
Announcements for Jan. 31, 2015

HOPKINTON Free ski clinic Blackwater Nordic Ski Club is offering a free adult ski clinic at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds on Jan. 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Rob Nadeau and James Doneski will offer tips…

Jan 31
Hillsboro-Deering Honor Roll

The following students earned honors for the second term at Hillsboro-Deering Middle School in Hillsboro. Grade 8 High Honors: Cheyenne Elliott, Ryan Gillett, Adanja Minard, Kimberly Rodier, Izabella…

Jan 31
Woman hiker on Mount Washington rescued by companions

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire wildlife officials say a woman hiking with four others on Mount Washington lost consciousness before her companions decided to haul her down the trail in a sleeping bag to get medical attention.

Jan 31
Irsay says he's confident NFL will solve deflated footballs

PHOENIX (AP) - Colts owner Jim Irsay says he's confident NFL investigators will figure out how the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

Jan 31
Princeton beats Dartmouth 64-53

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Spencer Weisz scored 16 points with six rebounds and led four players in double digits as Princeton beat Dartmouth 64-53 on Saturday night.

Jan 31
No. 19 Princeton women cruise past Dartmouth 83-65

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Alex Wheatley scored 17 points and Annie Tarakchian and Blake Dietrick each had 15 to lead No. 19 Princeton to an 83-65 win over Dartmouth on Saturday.

Jan 31
AP-BKC--Dartmouth-Princeton Box

Boehm 1-4 0-2 2, Golden 0-0 0-0 0, Maldunas 6-8 0-0 12, Mitola 1-8 3-4 5, Wright 4-7 2-4 10, Carpenter 1-1 0-0 2, Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Ngwudo 0-0 0-2 0, Johnson 0-1 4-4 4, Gill 2-4 0-0 4, Crescenzi 0-2 0-0 0, Dickinson 3-5 0-0 6, Harrison 3-4 0-1 6. Totals 22-45 9-17 53.