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Chase Binder

Travel Talk: It’s the perfect time to plan that road trip you’ve dreaming of

Sunday, November 23, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, gas prices are at their lowest in four years. Even better, industry wizards predict that the prices will stay low throughout 2015. At the same time, airfares are so high that Bud and I don’t like to even think about booking flights anywhere. And fares aren’t about to go down anytime soon – airlines have found …

For sale in Concord: The perfect place to come home to

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The elegant brick colonial at 2 Deer Track Lane in Concord is located on a wooded corner lot within the executive neighborhood of Millbrook Farms. Featuring a first-floor master bedroom suite, a lower-level in-law apartment, an additional three bedrooms and a total of five bathrooms, the home offers an abundance of entertaining space …

App review: Wiper, to delete online data

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wiper is trying a novel approach to keep your information safe online: to let you decide when it’s time to delete your own data. Users can share text messages, HD voice calls and YouTube videos with that peace of mind. Hit the delete button on this app, and the company says your information disappears not only from your device, but also from your …

U.N. push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward yesterday at the United Nations, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests. The U.N. General …

Casino cash heading to Massachusetts communities

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Millions of dollars in gambling money will begin flowing into local government coffers in earnest now that the state’s casino law survived an Election Day repeal effort. To be sure, casino payments have been flowing to the state long before the Nov. 4 election, when voters resoundingly rejected …

Bill O’Brien named Republican speaker of the House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rep. Bill O’Brien will again wield the gavel in the state’s House of Representatives. The Mont Vernon Republican defeated Rep. Gene Chandler by four votes yesterday to win the battle to be the next House speaker. The secret-ballot …

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon activates National Guard in advance of Ferguson grand jury decision

Monday, November 17, 2014

With tensions running high, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday issued an executive order activating the National Guard “to support law enforcement during any period of unrest” that might occur following a grand jury’s decision in the fatal shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police …

Verizon to offer 1 GB of free data to customers

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Verizon Wireless recently announced plans to give back to customers during the holidays with Connection Day on Nov. 26. On that day, Verizon will reward MORE Everything customers who register with 1 GB of shareable data per account for the remainder of their current billing cycle, as well …

Parents of slain U.S. aid worker ‘heartbroken’

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The parents of an American aid worker captured by Islamic State militants last year while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria said yesterday they are “heartbroken” by his death at the hands of those militants but “incredibly …

Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding …

Putin leaves G-20 summit early, after tough reception on Ukraine

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Citing a long flight home and the need to catch a few hours of sleep, Russian President Vladimir Putin departed the Group of 20 summit in Australia early yesterday, after fielding a barrage of criticism from Western leaders over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. President Obama said yesterday that …

The perks and quirks of large resorts

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Large resorts are a significant draw for many travelers. All-in-one activity options, happy hour offerings within easy walking distance and included fitness classes make an attractive package when it comes to planning a low-stress getaway. There are perks and quirks with this type of vacation plan, however, and …

Fishermen, NOAA at odds over cod reductions

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Hampshire’s small commercial fishing fleet is reeling as a result of federal regulations aimed at helping cod stock in the Gulf of Maine rebound. The regulations, rolled out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week, close fertile cod fishing areas and limit the commercial haul …