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Video: Sweet Time; Sugaring at Killam Farm in Barnard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Steve Killam of Barnard, has been sugaring on his farm with friends and family for decades, and the Vermont tradition provides a once-a-year setting for …

Entertainment Highlights: Singer-Songwriter Will Share His Musical Journey, in Haverhill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

C hris Smither swears he won’t be looking ahead to next week’s appearances in his childhood home of New Orleans during his Saturday night concert …

Photos: Readable, Edible Books at Baker Library

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dartmouth students, from left, Cindy Sun and Vivian Chen, and Mimi Curphy, a retired Dartmouth College library employee, look over an edible book creation called …

CBS Takes a Gamble on Stephen Colbert For its ‘Late Show’

Monday, April 14, 2014

With Stephen Colbert joining CBS, late-night TV’s generational shift is complete — and the real battle for viewers, onscreen and online, can begin. America’s most-watched network announced Thursday that it had picked Colbert, the 49-year-old host of Comedy Central’s news sendup The Colbert Report, as the next host …

Jam Session

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dartmouth senior Kara Hedges browses jams and jellies from Thompson Goat Farm in Springfield, Vt., at the 13th annual Flavors of the Valley event at Hartford High School on Sunday. Valley News — Will Parson …

Steinway, Not for Sale: Memories Block Hanover Seller’s Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

On Nov. 13, 1928, the big stories on the New York Times front page included the sinking of the steamship Vestris off the Virginia coast with a loss of 140 lives, and the pledge of New York Democratic …

Dartmouth Jazz Guitarist Releases Album

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ever since Michael Blum began devoting his time to the electric guitar as a Dartmouth freshman several years ago, he’s experienced it as a solitary pursuit. While playing in the school’s practice rooms, his only audience is himself. …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during …

Group Wants People to Take a Chance on Senior Dogs

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Los Angeles — Erin O’Sullivan wants to change lives by finding new homes for old dogs. Visitors to her popular Facebook page say she has done just that by helping them discover the pets they didn’t know they …

Fort at No. 4 Plans Two Archeology Talks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 will host two archaeology talks this month. The events, set for April 19 and April 26, at 6:30 p.m., are part of New Hampshire Archaeology Month. On Saturday, Kris Damon will present “Historical Archaeology in New England,” a look at local …

Miss Manners: Change the Subject to Silence Guest

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear Miss Manners: I am a political appointee. At a dinner party recently where I was a guest, one of the other guests asked about a controversial policy issue relevant to my agency. I attempted to answer factually, but this seemed to inflame the guest further (she had …

Shelby Lyman on Chess: How Computers Influence Play

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hint and Explanation: Sacrifice and Mate Sports and games, including chess, reflect life. In particular, they reflect combat and struggle. Contemporary sports seem to have turned up the intensity a notch. Football is a prime example. Players are …

Around the Remote: ‘Fargo’ Goes From Movie to TV Series

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Don’t Miss: Fargo — This instantly addictive 10-part drama series captures the spirit of the beloved 1996 Coen Brothers cult hit, but presents an all-new “true crime” story with new characters. Among them is Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), a mysterious and manipulative drifter who lures hapless small-town …