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Fire When Ready

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys shooting black powder guns for several reasons: “They’re fun, cheaper, and just as accurate (as modern guns),” Colburn said, “though they’re a …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks …

New Thetford AD Suddenly Resigns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy will start its school year today knowing that it will eventually have to find a replacement for Noah Crane as its …

‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’: Mass. Amputee Uses Endurance Swim for Awareness

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Every day, Mike Welsch faces the reality that his own alcohol-related motorcycle crash 35 years ago left him with an amputated lower right leg. Yet every day he appreciates that he can still walk, run …

Big Papi Remains An Asset

Monday, August 25, 2014

Boston — David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have liked — Boston dropped its seventh straight game in an 8-6 defeat to Seattle …

Time Is Now To Forgive Pete Rose

Monday, August 25, 2014

I received numerous phone requests over the last few days to comment on the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s banishment from baseball. Seems like only yesterday, rather than 15 years ago, when I met Pete in Milwaukee for …

Quarterbacks Suffer Misfortunes of Preseason Life on the Job

Monday, August 25, 2014

The optimism of Saturday night turned into a Sunday afternoon nightmare for the St. Louis Rams. Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that quarterback Sam Bradford suffered new damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, needs additional …

M’s Sweep Sox

Monday, August 25, 2014

Boston — Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss. Ackley had a …

Hairline Rib Fracture Slows Panthers’ Newton

Monday, August 25, 2014

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs that has left his availability for the start of the regular season in question. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI on Sunday morning revealed the fracture in the lower portion of Newton’s right midsection. Rivera …

Messi Opens With Pair

Monday, August 25, 2014

London — Lionel Messi Helped 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season’s disappointments behind him. Messi …

Hwang, Choi Push S. Koreans to Title

Monday, August 25, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday’s Little League World Series championship game. Hwang gave up one hit in two-plus innings while striking out four. …

Nationals Explode On S.F.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Washington — Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each homered and drove in two runs as the streaking Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 14-6 Sunday. Jose Lobaton doubled among his three hits, drove in a run and scored twice for the …

Fresh Faces Dot Men’s Draw

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York — Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year’s U.S. Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent …