Byline: By Dan Mackie

Happy New Year! One of my traditions is to start the year by dusting off the old crystal ball and predicting — with uncanny accuracy — the news of...

It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” when I am again confronted by the fact that I am not a wonderful Christmas shopper.Although I grew up...

Who turned out the light? I’m sure you’ve noticed, as have I, that yet another time change has robbed us of the vigor of the late afternoon sun...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so is Leftovers Week, which is a little like Shark Week on TV. We transform into nature’s perfect...

In case you haven’t been paying attention to happenings in the quaint Route 12A shopping district, the news has caught up to the rumor mills: The...

It’s a funny thing to get nostalgic about, but I’ve recently been getting wistful about the gas stations of yore.I blame, or credit, the Lebanon...

When I wrote recently about dogs in the Upper Valley and elsewhere, I didn’t mean to slight another constituency that deserves our respect and...

Over Easy: Lebanon by the numbers

9/24/21

Lebanon isn’t one of those cities that never sleeps. I think I can speak for many when I say that a good, sound, peaceful, comfy, restorative sleep...

As a retired newsman, I am always sniffing around for trends, and recently my nose for news led me to this one: Dogs are upping their game.As I...

A small, forgotten banner on a Main Street light pole contains a remarkably grandiose greeting: “Welcome to the Crossroads of New England. West...

For some reason, the troubled state of America has me thinking of the nuns who lorded over us more than half a century ago in my otherwise pleasant...

Over Easy: Billions and billions

7/30/21

Our billionaires are getting restless. After accumulating wealth beyond our wildest dreams, though not theirs, they are looking for new diversions...

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