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Tree's Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Unity -- Sometimes a bronze glow isn't what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the…

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Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Newport -- In the past, searching Richards Free Library's newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic…

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Column: Think You Know Pitching? Here's Five Strikes Against You

"Baseball is like church," former major league infielder and manager Leo Durocher once said. "Many attend, few understand." And pitching is one of the most lionized, misunderstood and mythologized aspects…

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Mining for Tourists

Seco, Ky. Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines -- the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above -- will help to draw visitors here. Their Highland…

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Column: How Grant and Lee Forged a Perfect Moment at Appomattox

A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. It was not the Lincoln assassination; that happened five days later. It…

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'Mad Men' Set New Wave Of Old Styles

As the first of several final episodes signaled, Mad Men, the most fashion-influential TV show since Sex and the City, is coming to an end. AMC's 1960s period drama about slick ad men and curvy women…

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Coloring Books Draw Adults

New York -- The No. 1 and No. 2 best-selling books on Amazon earlier this month were coloring books for adults. Let that sink in for a few minutes. And it's not just a fluke -- there are several other…

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At the Hospitals: April 19, 2015

TDI Receives $800,000 For Neonatal Care Study Lebanon -- The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation for a…

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Sunday Forum: Train Safety

Speak Up About Railroad Safety To the Editor: " Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg does not mince words when talking about what might happen if a major rail catastrophe were to take place in…

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Winged Volunteers Fly Rescued Pets Home

Los Angeles -- For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Thousands of pooches facing euthanasia -- some just hours from death -- get loaded on planes each year and flown…

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Editorial: States All In On Gambling

News that the New Hampshire Legislature is, yet again, considering a bill that would bring big-time casino gambling to the state raises two concerns. The primary one, of course, is that lawmakers will…

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Nuts and Bolts: 2015 Range Rover Evoque

Bottom line: If you are shopping primarily for prestige, compare the Evoque with the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class. If you are shopping essentially for comfort and value, look…

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Wheels: The Marketing Pitch Has Swagger

This column is about the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque sport-utility vehicle. But the annoyance of two General Motors television commercials -- one for Buick, the other for Cadillac -- keeps grating…

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The Hidden Costs Of Swimming Pools

If you're thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, then chances are the cost of the project is a top concern. Asking a local pool company how much a project will cost, however, is like asking…

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King Arthur Flour Honored as 'Best for Workers' by B Lab

Norwich -- B Lab, the Wayne, Pa.-based nonprofit organization that certifies companies on standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, has named King Arthur Flour…

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Turkey Program Unites Students And Mentors

Dousman, Wis. -- Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years. Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn't…

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Python Hunt Planned in Fla.

Come to South Florida. Lie on the beach. Play golf. Kill pythons. The nation's hunters will again be invited to visit South Florida to take out the Burmese pythons that have staked a claim to the top…

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Robust, Active Baits Attract More Trout

Scent, taste, color, size, position in the water -- all contribute to a fish's attraction to food. But in most cases, if the food isn't moving, the game fish is moving on. That's why they call it "live"…

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Theft of Your Medical Records Can Be Life-or-Death Situation

Identity theft to many people is not a big deal because it has become synonymous with the minor hassle of dealing with a stolen credit card number. You get another card, and you're not out any money.…

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Greece Default Fears Shake Stock Markets

New York -- Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders were making little…

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Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' Still on Guard in North, South

Saratoga Springs, n.y. -- After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century…

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New England's Long Winter Delays Gardening Season

Montpelier -- The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses -- and gardeners clamoring…

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Annie B. Gaiko

Bethel, Vt.--Funeral Services for Annie B. Gaiko, 98, of Bethel, who died Dec. 22, 2014, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Sat., April 25, 2015 at the United Church of Bethel, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating.…

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In Aaron Hernandez Murder Case, Question Lingers: Why?

Fall River, Mass. -- Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee…

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State: Mobster Discussed Stolen Boston Art

Hartford, Conn. (ap) -- A reputed Connecticut mobster suspected of a connection to the artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 discussed the paintings with an undercover FBI…