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Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Windsor -- When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it's taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary isn't…

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A Life: Willard M. Hathaway

Unity -- In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and family. "Even…

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The Outside Story: Snakes and Toads Eat Garden Pests

Encountering a snake in the garden causes many people to shriek or even panic. Yet snakes and another often unloved creature, the American toad, are among the most effective forms of pest control. If you…

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Editorial: Yes, Guns Do Kill People

America's ritualized response to gun violence is no more comforting for being so familiar. The initial burst of horror. The ricochet of blame. The benumbed kin struggling to understand why guns are so…

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The Book on Clean Water

Pittsburgh -- Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water? That's the hope of Theresa Dankovich, postdoctoral…

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Column: Raising Pandas for Profit

With spin that would make even P.T. Barnum blush, the keepers at the National Zoo are claiming that taking newborn cubs away from panda mother Mei Xiang is for her own benefit. She has strenuously resisted…

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Column: Islamic State Needs Oil Money

The battle for Baiji, site of one of Iraq's major oil refineries, is heating up again. Since May, Islamic State fighters have been chipping away at the Iraqi government's control. Now it seems possible…

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Column: Questions for the Next Debate

In a few weeks, the Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and if it's anything like the first, it's bound to be a doozy. The continued ascent of Donald Trump, and his unmitigated displays…

Aug 29
When Finances Dictate Wedding Attendance

I accept more out-of-town wedding invitations than I turn down. If I can make it work with my schedule and my bank account, I like to celebrate my friends. I'll tack vacations or family visits on to the…

Aug 29
Since Katrina, Better Response Helps Pets, People

Los Angeles -- Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals at a time when rescues focused on…

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What's Not to Like? Not a Thing

Lake Placid, n.y. -- Rare is the vehicle that makes perfect sense. The 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi with all-wheel drive is that rarity. It meets all criteria -- pricing, perfect size for urban use, accommodating…

Aug 29
Column: Goodell Takes a Page From the Autocrat's Playbook

On the surface, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is acting strangely in the "Deflategate" controversy. He launched an expensive crusade against one of the league's great players over what is at most a tiny…

Aug 29
At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon -- Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan…

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Column: Meet Roger Stone, Practitioner of the Political Dark Arts

"Oh, I went to an orgy there once." That was Roger Stone's response after I answered his question on my New York City hotel of choice. He's standing shirtless and wearing khakis inside his pied-a-terre…

Aug 29
Goodwill Opens Upscale, Chic Boutiques

Orange County, Calif. -- The trappings of an upscale boutique are there: exposed brick, mannequins draped with flashy clothing and designer brands. But the prices are decidedly cheap chic -- the Stuart…

Aug 29
'Purity' Isn't Franzen's Best

Jonathan Franzen's career offers a cautionary narrative -- for us as much as him. As far back as 1996, with Perchance to Dream, his long essay published in Harper's on the state of contemporary fiction,…

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Authors' Lives Fodder for Rom-Coms

A film company is hoping to turn the life of author Jane Austen into a romantic comedy. They couldn't have picked a worse subject. Austen is a classic novelist, one whose books Emma, Sense and Sensibility…

Aug 29
Felicia Day Loves the Internet, Despite Trolls

Felicia Day is well aware that not everyone knows who she is. Those are the people who aren't immersed in the gaming culture, who haven't spent wide swaths of their lives playing World of Warcraft, or…

Aug 29
Randolph-Area Kids Program Serves 2,756 Summer Meals

Randolph -- A summer program for needy kids provided 2,756 meals this summer, an increase of almost 1,000 over last year. Organized by the Randolph Area Food Shelf, the program works to prevent kids from…

Aug 29
Editorial: Managing Change in Hartford, Lebanon

This month marked the changing of the management guard in two of the Upper Valley's biggest communities, with Dennis Luttrell being introduced as Lebanon's new city manager and Hunter Rieseberg, longtime…

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Column: How Do You Say Awkward Moment in French?

Admit it: when you have friends in from out of town, you like confusing them with a little harmless local lingo. "Want to run down to West Leb to check out the Power House?" Or, "What's your mood: C&As,…

Aug 29
Miss Manners: Not Every Email Has to Be Read Right Now

Mail delivery used to be a sport for the whole family. The dog was excited to see the mailman (as he was likely to be then), even if the mailman was not excited to see the dog. The baby loved to rip up…