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PHOTOS: Annual graveside ceremony honors President Franklin Pierce

The Pierce Brigade honored President Franklin Pierce with an annual graveside wreath laying ceremony at Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The ceremony marked the fourteenth president's…

Nov 25
Lifetime's offers fascinating glimpse into convents in 'Becoming Nuns'

Reality television built its success on the occasion of sin, but every so often the genre demonstrates some of its redeeming qualities, as is certainly the case with Lifetime's The Sisterhood: Becoming…

Nov 25
Mother of Epsom teen killed during late night chase sues town, police department

The mother of an 18-year-old Epsom man who died last year during a high-speed police chase is suing the officer involved, claiming he failed to comply with - or even properly learn - the town's vehicle…

Nov 25
Rymes Propane buys Fred Fuller Oil Company, starts deliveries immediately

There were times, even yesterday just hours before a judge signed the paperwork, when John Rymes doubted his offer to buy beleaguered Fred Fuller Oil Co. would become reality. "It's been a roller coaster.…

Nov 25
More Guard troops roll into Ferguson

Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson, Mo., yesterday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision…

Nov 25
Ark., Miss. gay marriage bans struck

Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states yesterday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states…

Nov 25
A cup of holiday cheer

hether you're having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail - sometimes simply to help you deal with those friends and family! So…

Nov 25
First woman named in charge of White House dessert

For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama's office says Susan Morrison is taking over as executive pastry chef after helping make presidential sweets…

Nov 25
A speedy dinner out of a slow braise

We don't often think of braising as a weeknight-friendly approach to dinner. After all, anything that cooks low and slow would seem to be a no go for a workday. But I've found just the opposite. Turns…

Nov 25
Choosing the best wines to go with your Thanksgiving dinner

There are people who know exactly what wine to buy for Thanksgiving dinner, but these tend to be the kind of unpleasant control freaks nobody really wants to dine with. You know the type - the "stay out…

Nov 25
Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Nov 25
Officials warn shoppers about counterfeit goods

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities are warning consumers to be wary of counterfeit products that flood the market in stores and online shopping sites during the holiday season.

Nov 25
Letter: A warning for GOP

I have voted Republican for most of my adult years. One recent exception was in 2012, when I voted straight Democratic for the state offices. I did this because I was disgusted by the news articles describing…

Nov 25
Letter: The cycle of violence

I once again find myself in agreement with the moral and factual thrust of Robert Azzi's "My Turn" column (Monitor Forum, Nov. 23). The tragedy of the Arab-Israeli conflict is that no one side is in…

Nov 25
Letter: It's about people, not power

I am grateful that President Obama is a leader who considers humanitarian motives when establishing an executive order about the immigration situation in our country. It distresses me to hear some commentators…