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Nov 28
Editorial: Claremont Council Says Trust Us

When the Claremont City Council voted unanimously in July to hire an outside investigator to look into the circumstances surrounding the removal by city employees of personal property from a home that…

Nov 28
Column: Yes, Upper Valley, AIDS Is Still With Us, and Testing Is Essential

This coming Monday is World AIDS Day. Each Dec. 1 for the past 28 years, World AIDS Day has been an opportunity for those infected and affected, caregivers, volunteers and all those engaged in prevention…

Nov 28
'Theory' Is More Than Hawking's Story

Although the awards race officially gets started in early September, when spiffed-up contenders make their debuts in film festivals from Venice to Telluride to Toronto, Academy Award season doesn't get…

Nov 28
Capsule Reviews of Current Releases at Upper Valley Theaters

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned…

Nov 28
Column: Dartmouth Professor to Obama: Take The Lead

Every great president since George Washington has also been a great partisan. President Obama, however, has been reluctant to present himself as a partisan, much less as the leader of a party. This leaves…

Nov 28
Gift Conundrum: What to Get for Someone Who Streams Everything?

New York -- Buying presents is hard. A good gift must be personal, but not too personal; affordable, but not cheap; useful, but not utilitarian. Ideally, it's a physical object large enough to be worth…

Nov 28
Column: Know More, Eat Less at Chain Restaurants

The airwaves are alive with Thanksgiving and Christmas calorie stories. Makes sense. But are those pecan pie dissections really all that relevant? After all, holidays come around once a year. What's more…

Nov 28
'Penguins of Madagascar' Is a Delightful Sequel

The career trajectory of the four wisecracking cartoon penguins introduced as minor characters in Madagascar has been one of meteoric ascendancy, with return appearances in two sequels, a couple of…

Nov 28
Demand Up at Food Pantries

White River Junction -- Two of the Upper Valley's largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they've ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families…

Nov 28
Richard (Pinky) F. Provost

Derby, Vt. -- Richard (Pinky) F. Provost, age 92, died at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was born Sept. 29, 1922, at home in Derby, to Louis and Bertha (Couture) Provost. On Aug. 27, 1947, he married…

Nov 28
Nielsen: Plenty of Holiday TV

New York -- If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to hunt for holiday-themed shows. The Nielsen company said on Wednesday that some 875 hours of such shows were on broadcast…

Nov 28
Betty C. Smith

Grantham, N.H. -- Betty C. Smith, 79, of Grantham died on Monday, Nov. 24 of lymphoma. Born in Tyringham, Mass. on Oct. 15, 1935, Betty was the daughter of Wilbur and Carrie (McCarthy) Clark. She grew…

Nov 28
Gloria Ann Clarke

Randolph, Vt. -- Gloria Ann Clarke, 93, of Randolph, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her daughter's home in Barnard. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Day Funeral Home.…

Nov 28
Defense Chief Hagel Learns That Nobody Likes a Doormat

Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence…

Nov 28
Jeannette W. DeGrasse

Taftsville, Vt. -- Jeannette W. DeGrasse, 92, died Monday evening Nov. 24, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital. Jeannette was born on Oct. 2, 1922, in Taftsviile the daughter of Oscar F. and Bertha Elizabeth…

Nov 28
Stanford Spoils UCLA's Playoff Hopes

Pasadena, Calif. -- Kevin Hogan passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Stanford crushed No. 9 UCLA's hopes for the Pac-12 South title and a College Football Playoff spot with a 31-10 victory Friday.…

Nov 28
Oil Price Drop Will Both Help, Hurt Economy

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump,…

Nov 28
Secret Donors Buffeted House Races in 2014

Washington -- Last June, Scott Renfroe, a Colorado state senator running in a crowded GOP congressional primary, was hit with a slashing attack ad that accused him of supporting "taxpayer-funded bailouts"…

Nov 28
Nationwide Black Friday Gets a Little Less Frenzied

New York -- Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied,…

Nov 28
Schools Seek To Restore Building Aid

Concord -- When Toni Weinstein, of Newmarket, N.H., was deciding whether to enroll her fifth grade son in private school, the condition of the town's junior-senior high school crossed her mind: classrooms…

Nov 28
World & Nation Briefs for Saturday, Nov. 29

Fighting Against Islamic State Militants Turns Corner Kobani, Syria (ap) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned,…

Nov 28
Neighbors Have Different Opinions of Shooter in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas -- Larry Steven McQuilliams, the shooter who opened fire on several downtown Austin buildings Friday morning, had moved to Austin a year and a half ago looking for a fresh start that he failed…

Nov 28
Study: Kids Need Sunlight

It's long been thought kids are more at risk of nearsightedness, or myopia, if they spend hours and hours in front of computer screens or fiddling with tiny hand-held electronic devices. Not true, scientists…

Nov 28
Scores Dead in Blast at Nigerian Mosque

Kano, Nigeria -- Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said. One-hundred and fifty others also sustained various degrees…

Nov 28
Rangers-Flyers Sum

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