Dear Abby

Boyfriend's belittling sister mkes woman feel small

   DEAR ABBY: I've been with my boyfriend, "Jake," for two years. We are both 32. Since the beginning, his sister, "Michelle" (who is 26), has never liked me. Jake admits there's no reason for it. Full Story


Another milestone is reached and passed

   First, look at today's deal and auction. Can you think of a rational explanation for the bidding, especially by South? Amazingly, this is my 8,000th column. Full Story


   CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Avril Lavigne, 32; Gwyneth Paltrow, 44; Tamara Taylor, 46; Meat Loaf, 69.  Full Story

Ask Dr. K

Dementia isn't always to blame for fuzzy thinking

   DEAR DOCTOR K: Lately my mind and memory have not been as sharp as usual. Could something other than aging or dementia be to blame?   Full Story

Busted in Belknap

SEPT. 26, 2016

   Who's been arrested in Belknap County? Full Story

Danica Patrick

Nascar Weekend

September 2016

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Former Masters champion Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot prior to the first round of the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

(David J. Phillip/AP File)

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

   Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. Full Story


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Hints from Heloise

     Too soon for holiday decorations        ---        Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about the early holiday decorations already up in many stores. Full Story

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   CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christina Milian, 35; Serena Williams, 35; Jim Caviezel, 48; Olivia Newton-John, 68. Full Story

Dr. K

   GOOD PAIR OF GLASSES WILL CORRECT MOST CASES OF ASTIGMATISM      DEAR DOCTOR K: At my last visit, my eye doctor told me I have astigmatism. He told me what that means, but I still don't really understand what it is. Full Story

BILL WINGARD stands in front of a 438-year-old replica of the legendary Shroud of Turin. The original shroud is said to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Wingard discussed the history, science and mystery surrounding the Shroud of Turin. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

Shroud of Turin remains a mystery

Expert Bill Wingard spoke at Sacred Heart in Laconia

   LACONIA- The Shroud of Turin is one of the world’s greatest mysteries, as it is said to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ that actually has markings of his face and body. Full Story

BRIAN AND VANESSA Traill were at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend with their daughters Caydence, right, and Harper. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

NASCAR races draw thousands

   LOUDON- Thousands of hardcore NASCAR fans rolled into New Hampshire Motor Speedway last week in anticipation for the weekend’s races and festivities, which culminated with the Bad Boy Off Road 300 as part of the Spring Cup Series. Full Story

LSU head coach Les Miles reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. 

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LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron

   LSU has fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. Full Story

Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

   LOUDON — Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.Harvick ran out of fuel late last year to lose and fac Full Story

Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia, left, scores a run on a fielding error by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile, right, after Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz doubled during the 10th inning of a game Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox won 3-2 in 10 innings. 

(Luis M. Alvarez/AP)

Pedroia's baserunning helps Red Sox beat Rays 3-2 in 10

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STUDENTS AT THE Inter-Lakes PTO Walk-A-Thon pose for a group shot toward the end of the fundraising event on Sunday. (BOB MARTIN/CITIZEN)

I-Lakes PTO Walk-A-Thon expected to raise $10,000

   MEREDITH- The Inter-lakes High School track and field were filled with teachers, children and their families on Sunday afternoon for the ninth annual Inter-Lakes PTO Walk-A-Thon, which is expected to raise around $10,000. Full Story

UNH's swarming defense helped deliver a win at Rhode Island on Saturday. 


Wildcats get road win; prep for Homecoming

Plymouth's Reisert plays key role in victory

   DURHAM -- It's called a "muddle huddle" approach to collecting extra points and it was part of the UNH football team's plan to have a more aggressive nature overall in Saturday's game at Rhode Island.The Wildcats rode the "muddle huddle," sophomore q Full Story

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, center, alongside head coach Bill Belichick, right, congratulates quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) after LeGarrette Blount's touchdown run during the second half of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. 

(Steven Senne/AP)

Pats' QB for Week 4 still up in the air

   The New England Patriots could be headed into Week 4 with both of their available quarterbacks injured.But coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem fazed.He deferred comment Sunday on the status of both Week 3 starter Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Gar Full Story

David P. Samson, center, president of the Miami Marlins, covers his face during press conference to announce the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. 

(Gaston De Cardenas/AP)

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

   MIAMI — Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.Fernandez's heroic backstory made his death ea Full Story

Fire caused by electrical wiring issue

   NORTHFIELD- Tilton-Northfield Fire and EMS crews are being credited for saving the majority of a two-story single family home that caught fire in the middle of the night on Sunday. Full Story

Back-to-back for Eddie Mac

Picks up 9th career NHMS win in ACT invite

   LOUDON – Eddie MacDonald knows what it takes to win an American-Canadian Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He’d just never done it in an even-numbered year before. Full Story

In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo provided by the New Hampshire Fish and Game, Fish and Game officers patrol All Terrain Vehicle trails at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, N.H. New Hampshire is home to one of the largest interconnected trail networks within the Northeast. A boon to North Country businesses and tourism, but a challenge to law enforcement trying to keep up with accidents and promote safety. (Tim Acerno/New Hampshire Fish and Game via AP)

More all-terrain riders means officers' resources challenged

   CONCORD — More all-terrain vehicle riders are being seen on New Hampshire trails — and now, on some local and state roads — and the Fish and Game Department's 42 conservation officers are feeling a bit stretched.  Full Story

In this image released by Sony Pictures, Chris Pratt, right, and Denzel Washington appear in a scene from "The Magnificent Seven." Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. (Sam Emerson/Sony Pictures via AP)

'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

   NEW YORK — Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend.  Full Story

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Patterson pulls 'The Murder of Stephen King'

   NEW YORK — James Patterson has decided that an upcoming novel, "The Murder of Stephen King," wasn't a good idea after all and is having the scheduled Nov. 1 publication withdrawn.  Full Story