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The Other Clam Chowder: Clear Broth Is a Tribute to Rhode Island

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In the last U.S. Census, the population of New England was just shy of 14.5 million. The New York borough of Manhattan has a population …

Raise Your Glass: A Crisp, White Wine for Summer

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Oyster Bay, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand, $11 In general, I think it’s safe to say that to like New Zealand sauvignon blanc, it …

Notes From the Garden:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daylilies are wonderful. All beginning gardeners should have several clumps — you essentially can’t kill them. Like many plants, they prefer good rich soil and …

Church Abuse Case Settled In Milwaukee

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Madison, Wis. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be part of a reorganization plan submitted to …

PBS Chief Talks 2016 End Of ‘Downton Abbey’ and a Rose Parade

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PBS is really going to miss Downton Abbey. So much so that the public broadcaster is going to give the British costume drama a stylish send-off early next year with a Rose Parade float. “No, I won’t be …

Brian Williams Is Still Weeks Away From Reappearing at MSNBC

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New York — Next week marks the end of Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC News for exaggerating his role in news stories, but he isn’t expected back on the air in his new job at MSNBC for at least another month. Williams was suspended on Feb. 10 …

En Plein Air

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Woodstock resident Kathy Fiske, left, rushes to help Sandy Waldo, of Swanzey, pack up her easel as a storm approached Tuesday over Cornish. Fiske and Waldo like to meet at locations between their two homes to paint. Valley …

Cutting the Losses

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kerry Smith of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation tries to pull a tree branch away from a utility pole Tuesday at the side of Route 12A in Cornish following a storm Monday evening. A section of 12A …

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Evening Ride A Pakistani family enjoys a camel ride at the Karachi beach in Pakistan on Tuesday. ap …

How Insects Dine

Monday, August 3, 2015

Insects and flowering plants (angiosperms) are so evidently made for each other that scientists have long assumed it was the emergence of plants with flowers 125 million years ago that led to the sudden expansion and diversification of …

Lions Are in Trouble

Monday, August 3, 2015

Washington — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big …

Florida Tries to Stop Protecting Panthers

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Florida panther this week was struck and killed by a car in Collier County, Fla. Florida motorists have killed 17 of the big cats so far this year. Given that the best estimates put the remaining wild …

Opera North’s ‘West Side Story’ Has Relevance, Albeit Soft-Spoken

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

On your way to the Lebanon Opera House for West Side Story tonight, or for one of the four subsequent stagings, cross your fingers — before snapping them in time with the Jets and the Sharks — that …