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From the farm: Are cows better than horses?
04-06-2024 9:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Like many girls, I wanted a pony when I was growing up. That was long ago – in the ‘50s when the Sears catalog was the Internet marketplace of the day. When the 400-page catalog arrived, I would search for the page advertising a $200 pinto pony that,...

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On the trail: New name in race to succeed Kuster in Congress
04-05-2024 9:56 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The wife of a top adviser to President Joe Biden is considering a bid in the race to succeed longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.Maggie Goodlander, a top Biden administration lawyer at the U.S....


On the trail: Kuster not seeking re-election this year
03-27-2024 10:44 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

After six terms in Congress, Democrat Annie Kuster says she won’t seek re-election to the House of Representatives this year.“I always said I wouldn’t be there forever and most of my colleagues don’t realize this,” the Hopkinton lawmaker...


From the farm: The magic of oxen
03-09-2024 10:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Each of the 27 bovines on Miles Smith Farm has a job. Cows give birth; bulls are dads; and steers (castrated bulls) are meat (usually). I had been a vegetarian until I realized that what I hated was the cruelty of feed lots and the abuse of cattle.My...


On the trail: Haley was first in and last out
03-06-2024 2:03 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Gov. Chris Sununu summarized it best.The popular Republican governor, who was a top supporter and surrogate to the now-former GOP presidential candidate, said that “Nikki Haley was the first candidate into the arena to challenge Donald Trump, and...


Love notes to our family home on the Heights
03-03-2024 6:00 AM

By LISA PREVOST

When it came time to clean out my parents’ house to ready it for sale just over a year ago, my brother Rick was nowhere to be found.I thought that he and our other two siblings were in agreement that we would sell our 60-year-old family home on the...


From the archives: Town meeting day — a New England tradition
03-02-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.Every March, citizens from towns throughout New Hampshire gather for Town Meeting day. They discuss issues, raise warrants, and some even eat cake.The practice of...


On the trail: Haley returns to New England ahead of Super Tuesday
03-01-2024 12:00 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

Nikki Haley returns to New England this weekend, in a very different situation than when she left New Hampshire five and a half weeks ago.Haley, the last remaining challenger to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination, campaigns...


Law in the Marketplace: Studs Terkel’s great book on work
02-24-2024 9:00 PM

By JOHN CUNNINGHAM

Studs Terkel was a superb author, actor and activist. He lived from 1912 to 2008. He wrote endlessly about Chicago, the great city where he resided. In 1972, he published his most famous and most widely read book: “Working — People Talk about What...


On the Trail: New Hampshire general’s South Carolina primary mission
02-23-2024 10:19 AM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

GREER, South Carolina – Don Bolduc was once again far from home, on a crucial mission.But this time he wasn’t overseas fighting in the War in Afghanistan.Instead, the retired Army brigadier general and 2022 GOP U.S. Senate nominee in New Hampshire was...


From the farm: Tame cattle won’t gore you
02-17-2024 9:00 PM

By CAROLE SOULE

‘Look at that bull! He’s going to come over here and stab you with his horns!” The boy, about eight years old, was sharing his knowledge of horned cattle with his younger brother at the Deerfield Fair. It was early morning, and I was acclimating one...


From the farm: Coyotes are scary neighbors
02-11-2024 4:00 PM

By CAROLE SOULE

We have coyotes. We hear them at night, howling to advertise their presence to other packs, claiming their territory – the woods on Miles Smith Farm. I picture them, black eyes shimmering in the moonlight as they yowl and yip in a wave of sound....


Vintage Views: A grave concern
02-11-2024 12:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

There are times in life that are most sacred and respected, times such as the birth of a child, care for the elderly, nursing the very ill and ultimately the fate of death that each and every one of us will experience. Many of our sacred events are...


Law in the Marketplace: Sole proprietors versus SMLLC
02-11-2024 10:00 AM

By JOHN CUNNINGHAM

As readers may know, a newly effective federal law called the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) provides that almost all entities formed under U.S. state law except sole proprietorships must, by set deadlines, file reports with FinCEN, the U.S....


From the farm: Cow flipping for fun and profit
02-04-2024 1:00 PM

By CAROLE SOULE

Yes, I’m a cow flipper, not to be confused with a cow tipper. If you’ve watched Chip and Joanna Gaines on TV or read “The Magnolia Story,” you know what a house flipper is. Well, that’s what I do, except with cows. Chip and Joanna work to improve...


From the archives: The legacy of the USS Kearsarge
02-04-2024 8:00 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.One of the most famed naval battles of the Civil War involved a ship created in, and named for, the Granite State.The USS Kearsarge was built in the Portsmouth Naval...


Vintage Views: George Washington’s wedding sword
02-04-2024 7:30 AM

By JAMES W. SPAIN

There have always been people in this world that care a great deal about the past as well as the future. Perhaps they do believe that without knowledge of the past we are doomed to repeat history for better or worse. While some people with particular...


Vintage Views: The war effort in Concord
01-28-2024 11:00 AM

By JAMES W. SPAIN

Sadness has a way of bringing people together. Regardless of the occasion, sadness does have the ability to bring like-minded people together in a group where we mourn as one. Such was the case back in 1941, with our country marching back into war....


On the trail: Primary record set, Sununu’s impact mixed
01-26-2024 1:30 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The real winner on Tuesday was the group of New Hampshire voters who made history.A record 323,166 votes were cast in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary.Equally impressive, 121,152 votes were cast in the Democratic primary in a contest...


Vintage Views: Academy for professionals opened in Concord
01-21-2024 12:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

Back in the year 1835, our ancestors listened as the United States Government claimed President Andrew Jackson paid off all of the national debt for the first and only time. Our ancestors then learned of the first assassination attempt of a United...


From the farm: The mysterious death of Maybelle the cow
01-21-2024 9:00 AM

By CAROLE SOULE

Pregnant Maybelle stood at the 500-pound hay bale, swinging her wide Highland horns at any 15 weaning calves who got too close to her feast. When we set out the calves’ grain, she hung back, but when we opened the gate, Maybelle moved in to clean up...

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