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FILE- This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

The Remains of the Day: For Some, Thanksgiving Leftovers Are The Main Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One of the best parts of a Thanksgiving celebration is what’s left over after everyone leaves — not the dirty dishes, but the extra food. …

Gifts for Use in the Garden

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again: time to find the perfect present for Aunt Edna, Uncle Bob and everyone else we love. Gardeners on my …

Cost of Thanksgiving Rises, But Not by Too Much

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here’s something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won’t empty …

A Memorable Pizza From a Nashua Childhood

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — It’s one of those haunting food memories I’ve tried, foolishly, to escape for nearly 25 years. And it’s ruined me for any facsimile since. I’m speaking of the pizza joint — for in the days …

Documentary Explores Life of Kurt Cobain

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New York — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network …

Street Ball

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford High School football players Walkker Judd and Daniel Giguere, both juniors, play football while hanging out after school in White River Junction on Monday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Step to It

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hylene DeVoyd, of Hartland, right, picks up the steps taught by Jamie Orr, of Enfield, during a weekly line dancing group at Damon Hall in Hartland on Monday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

A Visit From the Tooth Fairy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NHTI dental hygienist student Tanya Tisdale hands out stickers to Boys and Girls Club after-schoolers at the club’s gym for the Dental Hygiene Program’s Dental Wellness Fair this week in Concord. Students of NHTI set up stations to …

Rooms for Altering Moods

Monday, November 24, 2014

In the dimly lit room, Tiara Santos lounged on the beanbag chair, stared at the bubble tubes and played with glow-in-the-dark toys, and then slowly, the demeanor of the autistic girl began to transform. “Before we came in …

New Hampshire Leads Nation In Average Student Debt Load

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Washington — It may house some of the most esteemed colleges in the country, but if you want to graduate without backbreaking debt, steer clear of schools along the eastern seaboard. That’s what a series of new reports …

Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Swift Takes a Dig at Spotify From AMA Stage

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The American Music Awards are usually a jumbled collection of different genre artists trying to outdo each other with crazy performances. But it actually got pretty topical on Sunday night. Host Pitbull got things started early with a shout-out to President Obama’s immigration plan. “We’ve got everybody here …

Cast of ‘Today’ Trying to Rebound From a Difficult Week

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New York — It’s rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs. That’s where Willie Geist and Natalie Morales found themselves during the most difficult week for NBC’s Today show in two years. At its end, an NBC …