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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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Ida J. (Pike) Barber

St. Albans, Vt.-- Ida J. (Pike) Barber, 89 of St. Albans, Vt. died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at her home in St. Albans with her loving family by her side. A celebration of Ida's life will be held on Monday,…

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Jennie (Currier) Patten

Springfield, N.H. -- Jennie (Currier) Patten, 98, of Main Street died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at The Clough Center in New London. She was born in Cornish, N.H. on Jan. 17, 1917 the daughter of D.…

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Susan (Perry) Coffin

Montpelier, Vt. -- A celebration of the life of Susan (Perry) Coffin, 65, lover of history and activist for children, will take place 3 p.m. Friday, April 24 at The United Church of Bethel. Rev. Thomas…

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Andrew Lewis Logan

Carlisle, Mass.--Andrew Lewis Logan, 91 years old, of Carlisle Massachusetts passed away on April 8th 2015 after a period of declining health. Andrew was born on Oct. 31st 1923 in St. Johnsbury, Vt., son…

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Five Years After Oil Spill, Gulf Still in Recovery

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life -- a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface…

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College Roundup: Brown Snaps Dartmouth Softball's Win Streak

Hanover -- For the second straight season, the Brown Bears played the spoilers role and upset the Dartmouth College softball team, ending the Big Green's 11-game unbeaten streak on Saturday afternoon.…

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Money Talk: Business Credit Cards Lack Protections

Question: I have a business credit card that offers cash rebates. It has an interest rate of 15.24 percent on purchases and 25.24 percent on cash advances. I carry balances in each category. Each month…

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High School Roundup: Marauders Again Rule in Overtime

Nashua, n.h. -- A word of caution to opponents of Hanover High boys lacrosse: if fortunate enough to play the Marauders to overtime, don't let them win the opening faceoff. For the second straight game…

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Wizards Pierce Raptors

Toronto -- Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round…

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Tampa Bay Ties Series

Tampa, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. …

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LeBron Looks for Payback vs. Celtics

Cleveland -- Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he'd quit on the Cavaliers. Today, in his first…

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Kenseth Has No Intention to Retire Soon

Bristol, Tenn. -- Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season. The 43-year-old former champion won't use Gordon's exit as a reason…

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Suicide Bomb Kills Dozens

Kabul -- The Islamic State, or a militant group linked to it, has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 34 people and injured 125, according…

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Replica of French Frigate Sets Sail for Boston

Fouras, France -- With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday…

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Mixed Emotions for Roy at 40

Boston -- Fifteen rows up, Travis Roy watched from his wheelchair as the goalie for his former team scored for the opponent in the NCAA championship game. He could sense Matt O'Connor's heartbreak.…