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In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 photo, a desk is displayed in the exhibit titled "Young Jack" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. An archivist at Choate, the private school in Connecticut where the president studied as a boy, insists the desk didn't belong to him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

This Isn’t JFK’s School Desk

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It seemed too good to be true: An old wooden desk carved with the initials “JFK” from the private school in Connecticut where John F. Kennedy studied as a boy. That’s because it was. The desk was the centerpiece of a new exhibition in November at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston devoted to the 35th …

Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

L o ng b efore television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the main source of images from the campaign trail. As it turns out, the Valley News was founded in 1952, the same year the New Hampshire primary began playing …

Casinos Woo Millennials

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boston — Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele. In New England, where a regional casino war is afoot, Connecticut’s Foxwoods is remaking one of its gambling floors …

N.H. Surplus Centers Home to Excess

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Concord — In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send their unclaimed …

N.H. Sees High Voter Turnover

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Durham, n.h. (ap) — Voter turnout is always important in New Hampshire’s presidential primary, but a new study concludes population turnover also will play a big role. A report by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire estimates that more than 30 percent …

N.H. Woman Who Won Pot Case Dies

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Concord (ap) — A New Hampshire woman who was suffering from late-stage cancer when she won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state died Monday. Linda Horan was 64. Her death was confirmed by state Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, a …

The Outside Story: Have You Seen a Mountain Lion?

Monday, February 1, 2016

In the photo, the mountain lion lies on its side on the shoulder of a Connecticut parkway. Tail lights shine in the distance. A Connecticut state trooper snapped the photo after a motorist had struck and killed the …

New Rail Link to Maine Waterfront Now Operating

Monday, February 1, 2016

Portland, Maine — Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting this once-thriving port by rail …

Photographers Also Battle in N.H. Primary

Monday, February 1, 2016

Concord — Decades ago, the fierce competition to win the New Hampshire primary wasn’t limited to the presidential candidates. News photographers also fought to be first. In just over a week, voters in three tiny northern towns will cast their ballots at midnight, delivering the debut results of …

3 N.H. Towns Vote at Midnight

Monday, February 1, 2016

Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight. On Feb. 9, three tiny northern towns will share the spotlight when their residents cast the first ballots in the presidential primary: Hart’s Location Nestled in the middle …

Vt. Energy Project Foe Faces Criminal Probe

Monday, February 1, 2016

Montpelier — Annette Smith has been fighting the power for more than 15 years, tenaciously opposing energy projects she believes harm the environment or quality of life in Vermont. Now she is the target of a criminal investigation …

Site Where Salem’s ‘Witches’ Killed Is Next to a Walgreens

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The morning of June 10, 1692, started with a hanging. Bridget Bishop, a local woman convicted of witchcraft — though it’s more likely her only crimes were promiscuity (by Puritans’ strict standards) and a tendency to gossip — was escorted to a prominent spot near Salem, Mass. Her …

Pork Rinds, Scissors, Surplus Centers Have It

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Concord — In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? How about a suitcase full of pork rinds? Seek out your nearest state surplus store, where many airports nationwide send their unclaimed …