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Editorial: Taxing Questions

A few facts to keep in mind about New Hampshire's "Medicaid Enhancement Tax": It doesn't have much to do with Medicaid. It doesn't enhance health care for the poor and disabled. And though long used as…

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Welcome Spring, Welcome Bulbs

I've been paying attention to snowdrops and crocus since I was 9 years old -- I recently found entries in my diary that tell me so. My entry for March 7, 1956, in its entirety was this: "Spring is getting…

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Moving Asparagus to the Center of Your Plate

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos -- literally, "to spring up." But however it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers…

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Readers Suggest Home Remedies for Cracked Fingertips

Dr. Roach Writes: I wrote a column on cracked fingertips, and once again received a wealth of suggestions for prevention and treatment from readers. For prevention, some suggestions I liked included…

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Column: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Montpelier Last Sunday in church, we read, as has been our custom for several decades now, the so-called Passion of Christ: the story of the last few days of Jesus' earthly life, from the palm-strewn…

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Technology Offers a Relief Valve for Teens

If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table.…

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The 'Marriage Penalty' Victimizes the Poor

In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears -- before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love -- that she's willing to…

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Mourning a Shooting Death

Julia West kneels in front of Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on Tuesday after she and her mom, Gerrie West, placed flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the pharmacy where owner…

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NYPD Stops Tracking Muslims

New York -- A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.…

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Boston Pauses to Remember

Boston -- Solemn but resolute, this city marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday by remembering the dead and wounded, acclaiming the heroism of first responders and celebrating…

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Ukrainian Troops Move To Oust Armed Separatists

Moscow -- Ukraine's interim government on Tuesday made good on threats to move against pro-Russia separatists occupying eastern cities, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand U.N. condemnation…

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Students Back After Attack

Murrysville, Pa. -- Franklin Regional Senior High School students and teachers will return to normal schedules today, one week after the knife attack that injured 21 students and a security guard. Hundreds…

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Court Sides With EPA On Mercury Emissions

Washington -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld regulations adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut mercury and other emissions from large power plants, a setback for states and energy…

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Claremont Charter Commission Divided

Claremont -- Charter Commission member Joe Osgood said Tuesday that the recommendation to change from a city manager/city council form of government to a mayor/board of aldermen would improve public participation…

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Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

West Lebanon -- By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground -- or at least to…

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Red Sox Lose on Error in Ninth

Chicago -- Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. With the game…

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Edible Books

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 "The Rocky Road Not Taken, by Robert Frosting."…

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Hartford Adds Rules For Public Lands

Hartford -- Residents will no longer be allowed to let dogs roam free on town park grounds, forest land and conservation areas, as the Selectboard voted Tuesday night to add provisions to the municipal…

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Legend's Son Lands On NECBL Team

Laconia, n.h. -- The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire. Mariano Rivera Jr.…

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Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Hanover -- Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College's new women's soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last eight seasons at the helm of the…

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No NBA Draft for Tarczewski, Yet

Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are leaving Arizona for the NBA. One of the top freshmen during the 2013-14 season, Gordon was widely expected to leave after one season in Tucson. Johnson built up his draft…

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Marlins End Slide

Miami -- Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals…