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Dec 17
Windsor Parish Weighs Selling Tooker's Work

For much of his long career, the artist George Tooker depicted what the poet W.H. Auden called The Age of Anxiety, painting unsettling images of 20th century women and men trapped in bureaucratic mazes…

Dec 17
'Not One Wrong Note'

It's been more than 20 years since Opera North last staged Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors , which has become a classic of the holiday season, along with Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker…

Dec 17
Tracy Douglas Findley

Lebanon, N.H. -- Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon…

Dec 17
Decision Draws Mixed Response

White River Junction -- Gov. Peter Shumlin's announcement Wednesday that he would not ask the Vermont Legislature to pass taxes and fees to pay for universal, publicly financed health insurance pleased…

Dec 17
City Board OKs School Proposal

Lebanon -- A divided School Board on Wednesday narrowly adopted a $38.8 million budget proposal that voters will be asked to approve in March, along with a new teacher contract for the 2015-2016 academic…

Dec 17
Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Claremont -- The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of…

Dec 17
For Cops, Ignorance of the Law Is an Excuse

Well, you heard it here first: Ignorance of the law is an excuse, so long as you're the police. Or so the U.S. Supreme Court has said in a 8-1 decision that symbolically strengthened the hand of the police…

Dec 17
Editorial: Americans Need Their Sleep

We rise today in defense of sleep. Americans should get more of it and work less, or at least differently. Certainly this is a bold and possibly controversial stand, but according to a Washington Post…

Dec 17
FairPoint Workers Deserve Our Support

In the United Church of Christ, and in other Christian denominations, we are in the midst of the season of Advent, a time of expectation and hope-filled waiting as we move toward the celebration of the…

Dec 17
Horror In Peshawar Violates Our Shared Sense of Humanity

The world seems full of crises and disasters: from political stasis and racial standoffs in Europe and the United States, to the classic conflicts of capitalism in "emerging" economies (inequality, weakening…

Dec 17
Kurt Busch Denies Allegations

Dover, Del. -- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.…

Dec 17
Man Indicted In Kidnapping

Concord -- A man allegedly used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he's accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months,…

Dec 17
Australian PM: Siege Preventable

Sydney -- Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing…

Dec 17
Supreme Court: Ariz. Must Issue Driver's Licenses to Immigrants

Washington -- The Supreme Court decided Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver's licenses to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but were later shielded from deportation by…

Dec 17
Obama Commutes Prison Sentences of 8 Federal Offenders

President Obama on Wednesday cut short the prison sentences of eight federal drug offenders, part of an administration initiative to foster equity in criminal sentencing. Four of the offenders had been…

Dec 17
Coroner: No Evidence Pa. Fugitive Stabbed Himself to Death

Philadelphia -- Brad Stone's lifeless body sat in the woods near his Pennsburg, Pa., home for at least 12 hours before police found it Tuesday, but how the mass killer died remains a mystery, the Montgomery…

Dec 17
Australian Cafe Hostage Planned Daring Escape -- And Lived

Sydney -- The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. And so…

Dec 17
Chandler Center Aims to Expand on Success of Playwriting Contest

The first time Randolph's Chandler Center for the Arts invited aspiring dramatists to enter plays in a writing contest, judge Richard Waterhouse found himself reading 17 scripts in search of five finalists. "It…

Dec 17
Recreation Briefs: Etna's Bedford Adds More Masters Swim Records

Boston -- Etna's Fritz Bedford added two more records -- one national, one world -- during a six-win visit to the New England Masteers Short Course Meters Championship last weekend at Boston University. …

Dec 17
Newcomer Adds to Sunapee Girls' Success

Newport -- After reaching the New Hampshire Division IV final last winter and with much of its roster returning, it was apparent that the Sunapee High girls basketball team would be a favorite to return…

Dec 17
A Drive Toward Fitness: Lebanon Bus Drivers Take a Trip to the Gym

Lebanon -- School bus driving might not seem like a very physically active vocation, but it has been for the last 10 months in Lebanon. Twice per week, the city's school bus drivers gather at CCBA's…

Dec 17
Local Roundup: Lebanon Senior Earns Honor

Lebanon -- Lebanon High School senior Emily Perryman has been chosen among the top field hockey players in the United States, recognized with second-team All-American status by the National Field Hockey…

Dec 17
Sox Add Pitcher

Boston -- The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season…

Dec 17
Niners Cut Player Amid Legal Woes

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a…

Dec 17
Pats' Revis Returns to Old Stomping Grounds

Florham Park, n.j. -- Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he's an enemy. He's a member of the playoff-bound…