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The action of a Dungeon and Dragons game is interspersed with jokes and playful ribbing at Dragon Maze Gaming Center in Newport, N.H., on April 8, 2014. "We kind of make it our own within the confines of the game," said Dragon Maze co-owner Reggie DuBois, who serves as Dungeon Master to help guide the unique story that develops within each campaign. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Battling Dragons in Newport: Gamers Gather to Play, Slay ... And Stay All Day

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Business owners usually have a pretty good idea of what time they’ll lock up shop on a given night. But not Paul DuBois and Reggie DuBois, brothers who own a gaming center on North Main Street. “A role-playing game has no beginning and end,” Reggie DuBois said. People don’t go home because they slew the dragon. “They …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging …

Letter: Emerson Wouldn’t Approve

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Emerson Would Not Approve To the Editor: To both the Lebanon School Board and the Lebanon Zoning Board: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Toy Storey Norwich …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …

Letter: An End to Sexual Assault

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: Thank you for your Sunday editorial observations on the recent rape trial and Dartmouth’s student life (“After the Verdict,” April 6). I sympathize with your wish to point out the “uncomfortable truth” that “the world is full of dangers.” During my interviews and preparations for …

Letter: Roberts Court Ignores Common Sense

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: The recent decision of the Supreme Court in McCutcheon (joined by the Republican National Committee) v. the Federal Election Commission sheds light on the path our nation is going down. The April 8 commentary by E.J. Dionne illuminates the reasoning of the court majority, which …

It’s a Co-op Effort: Help Is Always There In RMS P.E. Classes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hanover — Physical education classes at Richmond Middle School are constantly uncovering new and creative ways for students to work in unison. This academic quarter, students in grades 6 through 8 this academic quarter have been immersed in …

Letter: A Solution for the Co-op

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To the Editor: As someone who concluded a decade of service on the board of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society a year ago, I read your account of this year’s annual meeting (“Co-op Meeting Takes Acrimonious Turn,” April 6) with great interest. You described efforts by Hanover attorney …

Letter: A Solution for the Co-op

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Transformation for the Co-op? To the Editor: As someone who concluded a decade of service on the board of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society a year ago, I read your account of this year’s annual meeting (“Co-op Meeting Takes Acrimonious Turn,” April 6) with great interest. You described …

Letter: Propaganda for Good

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the Editor: Uncle Sam (I want YOU for the U.S. Army) and Rosie the Riveter (We can do it!) both evoke positive images for those of us who are old enough to remember the “golden age” of propaganda. In her letter (“The Power of Propaganda,” March 27), …

Patricia “Pat” Molloy

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lakeway, Texas — Patricia “Pat” Molloy, 57 of Lakeway passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Pat was born in Albany, N.Y. on May 6, 1956 to William G. and Margaret D. Burns. Pat grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., attending Immaculate Heart Academy and later graduated from Union …

Letter: Take On Men’s Behavior

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the Editor: Instead of spending a lot of column inches talking about dorm locks and whether they would have prevented sexual assault at Dartmouth, Jim Kenyon (“Open Door Policy,” March 30) could have focused on behavior instead. Door locks and street lighting and walking in pairs and …

Small Foodmakers Ponder Chances for a Big Commercial Kitchen

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

When Lisa Johnson started Yummy Yammy, a food business dedicated to encouraging the consumption of sweet potatoes, it didn’t take long for her to outgrow the kitchen in her Norwich home. She made the first sale of her …