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Sex, drugs and mystification

Stevie Nicks wrote the only No. 1 Billboard hit Fleetwood Mac ever had ("Dreams"), but Zoe Howe's fawning new biography, Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and Rumours, offers ample evidence that talent and…

Today at 08:27PM
A straight-forward look at the war in Afghanistan

Post-9/11 CIA memoirs keep coming with a frequency that must elevate the blood pressure of those Langley traditionalists who believe that the agency's past should be forever entombed. Former CIA directors,…

Today at 08:27PM
Monopoly inventor isn't who you think

Nations, politicians, athletes, icons - they all need their foundation myths. But George Washington did not chop down the cherry tree. Michael Jordan was not cut from his high school basketball team. And…

Today at 12:55AM
My Turn: Gun debate stirs memories of the death of a musical hero

For the same reason that Bob Dylan is celebrated and admired for "telling it like it is," I appreciate what the administrative law judge Jonathan P. Baird says in his recent "My Turn" article (Monitor…

Today at 12:55AM
My Turn: State is following a doomed blueprint

During the 1980s and 1990s, New Hampshire's population grew about 1 percent a year, as many younger, well-educated workers moved here. Now, population growth has slowed to a trickle. According to the…

Today at 12:55AM
Election Day nearing, local candidates can't wait for snow to melt to post signs

Campaign signs are one of the few ways a candidate can boost name recognition in local elections. So making sure those signs aren't blanketed in snow or plowed into a snowbank is important. This is what…

Today at 12:55AM
Weare's sign ordinance could be repealed at town meeting

When the planning board discussed repealing Weare's sign ordinance this winter, Keith Lacasse said business owners came to the meeting with a clear message: "Trust us." "The businesses want to be trusted,…

Today at 12:55AM
Former NH Guard commander sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

Ray Valas, a former New Hampshire National Guard commander convicted last fall of soliciting sex from an underage prostitute, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Valas, 41, of Bow, was found…

Today at 12:55AM
Nimoy, known as Spock of 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

'Someday," producer Gene Roddenberry said many decades ago, "I'm going to make a science-fiction series and put pointed ears on that guy." The series was Star Trek, and the guy was Leonard Nimoy, who…

Today at 12:12AM
High schools: Bishop Brady girls undefeated at home to wrap up No. 3 seed

The Bishop Brady girls' basketball team has a simple mantra: "Defend the home court." For the third straight season, the Green Giants (16-2) accomplished that mission, wrapping up yet another undefeated…

Today at 12:04AM
Family all in

No high school sport demands more dedication than wrestling - maintaining weight, enduring pain and grueling competitions. And no family is more dedicated than the Widmanns from John Stark. They reaped…

Feb 27
Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

HAMPTON, Ga. - When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it…

Feb 27
Headlines from around the world in sports

BASEBALL Braves OF Upton to miss rest of spring with injury KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left…

Feb 27
Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee yesterday. General Manager Gar Forman said the star point…