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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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CONCORD — The University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees voted unanimously to freeze in-state tuition for academic year 2020-2021 for undergraduates at all four of its institutions – Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound.

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Area College Athletics

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HANOVER – Dartmouth women's soccer had four different scorers on its way to a commanding, 5-0, win over Southern Illinois Tuesday night at Burnham Field. Allie Winstanley netted two goals, while Charlotte Esty, Mollie McGorisk and Ellie Geier found the net as well.

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HANOVER – The Dartmouth men's soccer team fell, 1-0, to Hartford at Burnham Field on Tuesday in its final non-conference match of the season. Aitor Elena scored in the 50th minute to lift the Hawks to the victory.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Rain and colder weather dampened the scores for the third and final round of the Lady Blue Hen Invitational hosted by the University of Delaware as the Dartmouth women’s golf team carding a 329 (+41), falling back three spots into eighth place at 64-over for the tourna…

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Dartmouth men's soccer secured its first road win of the season on Saturday as Tiger Graham scored in the 55th minute to boost the Big Green to a 1-0 victory at Penn.

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Local News

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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.

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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.

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Where in the world is Brenda Burns? Were you able to guess any destinations from last week? If not, maybe you can do better this week. My husband and I sailed the crystal blue waters to the largest Pacific Ocean Port where volcanoes could be seen on the horizon. It was the most colorful Cent…

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NEWPORT — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren greeted a packed venue of local voters last night at the Newport Opera House, taking the stage with her signature song, “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, playing from the speakers overhead. An estimated crowd of 325 were in attendance, acc…

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NEWPORT — For five hours spread over meetings held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Search Committee for next year’s Newport Superintendent worked together to determine the key roles our community needs from next year’s Superintendent.

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CLAREMONT — St. Mary Parish Old-Time Penny Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 in the St. Mary Gymnasium on Main Street. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and drawings start at 6 p.m.

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UNITY — Thanks to the effort of several members in the TRAILS (Transitional Reentry and Inmate Life Skills) program at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, residents at Sullivan County Health Care will have a perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm weather for years to come.

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GOSHEN — The Goshen Grange building, which stands on the bank of the South Branch Sugar River in the center of Goshen, has a new foundation, thanks to a grant from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate grant program.

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NEWPORT — Sandy St. Denis of Sunapee, was winner of Berean Baptist Church of Newport’s chili cook-off recently along with Joshua O’Day and daughter, Kileyanne, of Springfield, gifted from the winner of the apple pie contest, Sarah O’Day, also of Springfield, took their winning flights to see…

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SUNAPEE — The Sunapee Water Department will be flushing hydrants beginning in Georges Mills on Oct. 28, and ending in Sunapee Nov. 1. 

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UNITY — County officials and residents gathered at the Sullivan County complex to cut the ribbon for a new gazebo constructed by Transitional Reentry and Inmate Life Skills (TRAILS) program members as a workforce development project.

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NEWPORT — After more than two years of planning by the Newport Historical Society and having numerous meetings with various community groups, municipal partners, volunteers and sponsors, it all came together on Saturday, Oct. 12th for the Corbin Covered Bridge Festival.

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NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Commissioners voted 3-0 at their Oct. 7th meeting to discontinue plans to purchase and renovate the old Eagle Times building at 8 Sullivan St. in Claremont and renovate it into a sober housing facility.

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SUGAR RIVER BAND members enjoyed entertaining during the Corbin Covered Bridge Festival Saturday in Newport From left, Sophie Orzechowski MacRae, Devon MacRea and Jane Orzechowski.

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NEWPORT — The Newport Economic Development Office is hosting a job fair from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Towle Elementary School on 86 North Main St. in Newport.

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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Imagine your grandparents returning home in a car that just received routine maintenance, such as an oil change and a tire rotation at a car dealership, when a wheel falls off the car and causes them to get into an accident resulting in injury. Upon hearing of your relatives situation, you w…

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Legendary American heroine that she is, there are certain things for which Harriet Tubman is overdue. One is her spot on U.S. currency: Google "Tubman" and "$20" and "Trump." Another is a major feature film based on her life: Google "Tubman" and "Hollywood" and "why so long?"

Nation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — From front-row seats at the White House, two government officials are providing impeachment panels vivid testimony of the Trump administration's efforts pushing Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes toward another set of records, after China said it agreed with the U.S. on a gradual pullback on tariffs if talks progress.

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MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life.

Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone call in which Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democrats.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton failed to show up for an interview with impeachment investigators Thursday, making it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine.

World

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CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a…

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VIENNA (AP) — Iran alleged Thursday that the U.N. inspector it blocked from a nuclear site last week tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, disputed Iran's claim.

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LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street.

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MILAN (AP) — An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor who is a senator-for-life in Italy has unwittingly provoked one of the country's most intense confrontations with anti-Semitism since the end of Italy's Fascist dictatorship during World War II.

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LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — With Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to town, hundreds of people converged on this remote farming community for the first funerals Thursday for the nine American women and children killed in an ambush by drug cartel gunmen.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens.