Ballots Ready, but No Voters

There are 25 unincorporated places in New Hampshire, places where no one lives, and probably never have lived.

Still, the state prints up 25 ballots for each of those places, just in case someone shows up on Election Day.

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 Comeback Cane

A great story of lost and found BETHLEHEM – Dick Robie has spent more than 10 years looking for something that’s been missing for decades – until Tuesday, when he became the youngest recipient of the Boston  Post Cane. “It’s been 35 or 40 years since it’s last been seen,” said Robie, who is a…

Get ’em while they last …

March 26 Today is a rather gray day, gray and cold, February cold. And yet, a week from now it will be April. These are the days when nearly anything can be a measure of spring – longer days, less snow in the yard, finding the thought of ever seeing another turtleneck repugnant. Pass by…