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Faith, Evil and Penance : Jeffrey Lent's New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons -- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes -- -- Emily Dickinson A small religious group started by a charismatic woman is at the…

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On Poetry: For this Poet, Words Provide the Inspiration

The question I'm most frequently asked as a poet, one I mused on in my December column, is "Why doesn't that rhyme?" In this column, I'll look, at least to begin with, at the second most frequently asked:…

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Column: Working Class Behaving Badly? Actually, It's Just the Opposite

New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks Americans have behavioral problems. In a recent column on the struggles of working-class families, he recounts horror stories of domestic violence and drug…

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Column: Joe Biden, in Reserve, Waits for His Chance

Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition…

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Column: Common Core and the Truth About Values

Learning how to distinguish between fact and opinion would seem to be a pretty fundamental piece of any education. In the bizarre world of U.S. public schools, though, it's proving to be controversial. …

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Editorial: An Appropriate EPA Rule

One can understand why critics of the Obama administration are angry about the so-called mercury rule, an Environmental Protection Agency clean-air regulation that they are asking the Supreme Court to…

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Jay Wilson

New London, N.H. -- Jay Wilson's long journey is over and it ended on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The journey started in Minnesota in 1936, where he spent the summer months on a lake in the log cabin built…

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Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Dallas, Texas -- Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves…

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Lt. Col. Louie C. Elliott, Jr.

Dover, N.H. -- Lieutenant Colonel Louie C. Elliott, Jr. (USAF, retired) died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Dover. He was 89 years old. Lou was born in Duke, Okla. on Aug. 20, 1925, to the late Louie Sr.…

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Forum, March 27: Big Tent, Big Troubles; Good Co-op Candidates; Many Books for Many Families

Big Troubles in the Big Tent To the Editor: The opinion column by Dana Milbank published in the Valley News March 12 got me thinking more about what leadership in the Republican Party means today,…

Mar 26
Senate approves new restrictions on welfare purchases

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Republican-led Senate voted Thursday to prohibit more than 12,000 New Hampshire welfare recipients from using their cash benefits to buy alcohol, tobacco, firearms and several other items.

Mar 26
Vermont Senate passes bill on gun purchases

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill setting some new restrictions on firearms ownership.

Mar 26
Vermont House advances tax bill that limits deductions

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has approved a $4.75 billion general fund budget with little debate after airing differences over taxes and spending during debate over a revenue bill earlier in the day.

Mar 26
Fire Damages Claremont Apartments

Claremont -- Tenants of the Union Block apartments on Opera House Square escaped the building safely Wednesday evening, but not before some scary moments caused by heavy smoke from a fire that started…

Mar 26
Vermont House defeats tax increase on high earners

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - By a more than 2-1 margin, the Vermont House has defeated a proposal to raise about $12 million in new revenues by increasing income tax rates on Vermont's top earners.

Mar 26
Murder charge dismissed in grandmother's 2010 slaying

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - One of three men charged with breaking into the home of a 78-year-old grandmother and killing her agreed to cooperate with authorities in exchange for the dismissal of murder charges against him, the prosecutor said Thursday.

Mar 26
New Hampshire eases rules for giving anti-overdose drug

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire safety officials are offering police officers a training course on administering life-saving doses of Narcan to people who overdose on heroin, painkillers and other opioids.

Mar 26
Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms.

Mar 26
Budget writers hit universities to avoid transportation cuts

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - House budget writers are taking money from the university system and the state's renewable energy fund to avoid layoffs in the transportation department.

Mar 26
Son says suspect plea deal 'necessary evil' in mom's death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The son of a Vermont woman killed in her home says the plea deal that dismissed a first-degree murder charge against one of three men accused of killing her is a "necessary evil."

Mar 26
Senate delays workers' compensation reform deal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire's workers' compensation insurance laws.