Byline: By KATY BURNS

Katy Burns: Town meeting under siege

3/25/18

I fear a lot of town residents out there – and I include myself – have taken to shutting out the depressing clamor of recent news. And in tuning...

Washington, a charmingly scenic town about 40 miles west of Concord, boasts that it’s the first town in the brand new United States named after...

Less than two weeks ago the first small white snowdrops – a pretty little uber-early flowering bulb – had pushed their way through the icy ground...

Katy Burns: I miss them all

3/11/18

The photo – of a very little black girl staring up in rapt awe at a portrait of a regal Michelle Obama – flashed like wildfire across the internet...

Katy Burns: Those All-American guns

2/17/18

To open every school day at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, someone reads what they call an “affirmation” – likely an innocuous...

What is with Donald Trump’s infatuation with the military?I ask this after seeing the latest symptom of his swoon for all things martial: His...

The hot new epithet for followers of President Donald Trump is “chain migration,” spat out as if it were just under the Black Death on humanity’s...

In the end it’s all about the power of the press. Or, literally, the power of the presses. They’ve been the stars of two recent critically...

Will Lilibet – now Elizabeth – reconcile motherhood with ruling an empire? Will Philip ever stop being in a royal snit? And will Margaret find with...

Katy Burns: What war on Christmas?

12/3/17

The pumpkins are in the compost pile. The last of the turkey soup is gone, and the remnants of the feast were hauled off by the trash collectors...

You know you’re of a certain age when you think a potato chip should taste like a potato chip. Potatoes. Oil. Salt.In fact, those have been the...

Katy Burns: A Granite State gem

11/12/17

One of this country’s most beloved artists – if one not always esteemed by critics – was New England’s own Norman Rockwell, who gained fame and a...

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