Former Paperboy Grows Up; Receives Boston Post Cane

   BETHLEHEM – More than 80 years after delivering the old Boston Post newspaper, Richmond Trainor took delivery of the Boston Post cane Saturday morning, receiving the tribute established by the paper to honor a long life. Trainor, 95, has waited a couple of years for this honor; he missed being feted as the town’s…

Awaiting the End of the World

(First published in 1997) SUGAR HILL In the midst of a hard-scrabble life, followers of a Vermont man more than a century ago patiently awaited the end of the world. The man was William Miller – army captain, deputy sheriff, farmer, prophet. His followers, called Millerites, numbered in the thousands and believed with him that…

The Old Man Rocks On

Reprinted from the May 9, 2003 edition of The Union Leader on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the fall of the Old Man of the Mountain.     FRANCONIA – The man had waited until Monday to come down from Littleton to Franconia Notch, partly to avoid the crowd of the curious on Sunday…