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(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left o…

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(Family Features) Dental care for dogs is important, but it’s an aspect of care that is frequently overlooked by dog owners. One of the few outward signs of dental problems lurking just below the surface is bad breath. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — My name is Bre and I am famous for my ability to sing and to sing often! I love people, but need to be your only pet. I am a couch potato that loves to go for rides, and since I am only 17 pounds I am easy to take everywhere!

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Millie, a long-haired tabby cat with large green eyes, ended up at the Springfield Humane Society shelter through no fault of her own. For nine years she was a child's pet, but then something in her household changed, and Millie was out. 

Lifestyles

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“Promise must be fulfilled, promise cannot be an end itself.” In “The King,” this is said by Sean Harris’ character, William Chief Justice, to King Henry V of England, played by Timothée Chalamet.

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Woolly bear caterpillars seem to be everywhere these days – creeping across the lawn, along the road when I’m walking the dog, hidden in the wilted cut-back of the perennial garden. Last week, I found a woolly bear curled up in a shoe I had left on the front porch. These fuzzy, black-and-bro…

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I don’t remember the first time I saw a nuthatch. It was likely at my home in Hudson Valley, where the 1.75-acre parcel was covered with large spreading landscape trees in the areas that the elderly owners preceding us had maintained the property and covered with second-growth Norway maple a…

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If your employer offers a 401(k) or similar plan, you’ve got a powerful retirement-savings tool at your disposal. And yet, how well you do with your 401(k) depends greatly on your choices and actions. What steps can you take to maximize the benefits of your plan?

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NEW LONDON —Alex Ager, music teacher at Andover Elementary/Middle School, will make his conducting debut with Kearsarge Chorale at its fall concert.

CLAREMONT — Sullivan County’s effort to provide a sober housing facility is back on track thanks to additional funding support from New Hampshire Housing and the Community Loan Fund.

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CONCORD — Five additional towns, three in Sullivan County and two in Merrimack County have had their 2019 tax rates set by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration.

NEWPORT — Attorney Tom Burack will speak on The Impact of Changing Weather Patterns on Local Business: Challenges and Opportunities, at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 21.

NEWPORT — Saturday's Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale event was a change for the center and is a good change, but not all changes are always good. We hear more and more about Alzheimer’s disease impacting the lives of a loved one and communication becomes more difficult, but with a little he…

CLAREMONT — “Murder in Black and White,” is the murder mystery by Eileen Moushey that Claremont’s Off Broad Street Players will perform at the American Legion, 4 Court St., Windsor, Vt., on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. 

CLAREMONT — The St. Mary parish Holiday Crafters and Vendors Fair held Nov. 2 was a tremendous su ccess, according to Claire Lessard, coordinator.

NEW LONDON — The 88th Summer Season schedule for 2020 at the New London Barn Playhouse has been announced.

NEW LONDON — October marked the sixth annual Return of the Pumpkin People contest in New London. This wildly popular event encourages residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations and town departments to showcase their creative talents by creating “pumpkin people.” Some are scary, some are …

NEWBURY — A combination of world-class snowmaking and favorable temperatures have allowed both Stowe and Okemo to start making snow at higher elevations during the first weekend of November.

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock surgical oncologist Kari Rosenkranz, MD, is one of six finalists announced last week for the 2019 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year® (NCCY) Award, presented by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting…

CLAREMONT — The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be hosting a Toys for Tots drive from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Claremont Walmart.

NEWPORT — The Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild, which meets at South Congregational Church in Newport at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, celebrated its annual Comfort Quilt Day on Oct. 17th by donating 50 beautiful handmade quilts and 18 hand crocheted afghans to three local organizations.

NEW LONDON — The winners of the Return of the Pumpkin People contest in New London organized by the New London Recreation Department have been announced.

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Lottery is encouraging New Hampshire residents to deck out their homes with the most festive flair and the brightest lights this holiday season—for the chance to have their New Hampshire home featured on a special holiday scratch ticket.

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. to local standard time (so they will then read 1 a.m., local standard time).

CONCORD — The first batch of New Hampshire property tax rates for 2019 have been released by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue administration.

NEWPORT — The Newport School Board Superintendent Search Committee met on Monday, Oct. 28 to draft the job posting for the upcoming Superintendent’s position at SAU 43 to be hired for the upcoming school year.

SUNAPEE — The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust added 265 additional acres of protected Sunapee property when sisters Cora Collins Kangas and Sandra Blackington donated a conservation easement on their “Rowell MacWilliams Woodlot” located on Perkins Pond Road.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Boston’s Kemba Walker took his time during the final seconds of the first half before accelerating around one defender and splitting two more while scooping a layup off the glass for the buzzer-beating basket.

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LACONIA —Sunapee’s bid to grab back to back state titles didn’t turn out the way the Lakers had hoped as the #1 seeded Newmarket Mules were looking to avenge last years loss. “ We had this date circled on our calender’s” said Mules head coach Nate Dowst.

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LACONIA — The Lady Lakers reign supreme as they brought the championship Division IV title home to Sunapee after a battle of a game that took an overtime goal from Liz Tchudin to decide it. A very loud escort with fire trucks, police cars and a steady stream of fans greeted the team and floo…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine was “improper,” as Republicans tried to undercut the national security official with pointed exchanges questioning his loyalty to the U.S. during a remarkable day in the impeachment hearings.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned.

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He was in grave condition.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid.

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The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump's directions and decline to cooperate.

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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegri…

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second.

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BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy, gray clouds hung low above a makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia’s border with Croatia, heralding more rain and misery for hundreds of people stuck in the remote tent field as they try to get to Western Europe.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose…

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it stepped up its battle against Iran and its proxies across the region.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.