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New Oxfam report shows New Hampshire beating national income averages, despite lowest minimum wage
07-10-2024 5:01 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Nearly one out of every five New Hampshire workers makes less than $17 per hour.While that’s below the national average of 23% – 39 million people nationwide – the Granite State still has a long way to go to lift wages for its workers, according to a...

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Hiking bunny continues to bring joy to family after loss
07-20-2024 9:59 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Meet Poppy Rose, the most accomplished bunny in New England.With three years on the trails and about 250 peaks under her belt – including all 48 New Hampshire mountains over 4,000 feet – Poppy can keep up. All she needs is her harness and her hiking...


After her daughter’s death, a mom learns to write through grief
07-06-2024 12:00 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Tina Hedin never considered herself a writer.She knew she had creative instinct, but beat herself up for lacking the drive to do much with it. At 60 years old, she was constantly pestered with life’s unanswered questions: Was I successful? What other...


Ukrainian immigrant celebrates Fourth in NH amid concerns for her homeland
07-03-2024 6:58 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

For Ukrainian immigrant Olivia Babin, fireworks evoke fond memories. They remind her of Ukrainian Independence Days in Kyiv as a child — everyone gathering in Maidan, the main square, and mingling below the sparkly sky. This year, her 23rd in the...


Hometown Hero: Becky Field spotlights diversity and finds family through her camera lens
06-30-2024 6:57 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

As a photographer, Becky Field is always searching for the story.Her camera gravitates toward contrast. For the last 12 years, it has led her to the often-sidelined immigrants, refugees and New Americans who, one way or another, found themselves...


Young trailblazer: Webster 4-year-old becomes youngest to summit all 48 New Hampshire 4,000-footers
06-26-2024 12:06 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

On her final hike, Lydia Pearson wasn’t in a rush. She pranced up the trail, stopping to watch the train go by (every time) and examining the various plants sprouting around her. Her pace was slow, but steady – and as a preschooler climbing up Mount...


Update: ‘It’s a big loss’ – Massive early-morning fire destroys Boscawen sawmill
06-24-2024 10:24 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Joe Colby was jolted awake in the middle of the night by a nearby lightning strike and the crack of thunder. It sounded so close that he got out of bed and trudged across Route 4 in the dark to check on his sawmill.Nothing seemed amiss, so he went...


Three gubernatorial candidates gather for forum
06-20-2024 4:32 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

The candidates vying to replace Chris Sununu in the governor’s seat don’t agree on much. Democrat Cinde Warmington thinks that renewable energy is the future, while Republican Chuck Morse thinks that it puts a chokehold on New Hampshire’s...


City officials absent from Concord Juneteenth event
06-20-2024 3:39 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Tiny hands flipped regular-sized bottles under the tables. Plastic cafeteria stools squeaked relentlessly. A constant buzz of young whispers filled the air, frustrating the few adults in the room who tried and failed to quell it. No matter how...


Pedaling for peace: Jewish Concord man to bike 700 miles for peace in Gaza
06-17-2024 2:59 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Protests against the war in Gaza are often dismissed as antisemitic. As a Jewish anti-war advocate, Bob Sanders thinks the opposite: that the killing of Palestinians must be stopped.“It’s not the same scale, and it’s not as methodical,” Sanders said,...


Concord crew team rows its way to a national title
06-11-2024 3:08 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Concord Crew might not be as large or exclusive as clubs from around the country that sent teams to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships this weekend, but that didn’t stop two Concord rowers from walking away with a first-place finish.Head...


NH Secretary of State reports on efforts to strengthen voter confidence
06-10-2024 5:03 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Secretary of State David Scanlan outlined a number of new campaigns aimed at promoting trust in election officials and informing voters, including a new pocket voter guide, and tent cards dispersed in local offices and diners that read, “Local...


Baseball: Belmont’s quest for a championship falls short at the hands of Monadnock
06-09-2024 12:32 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

MANCHESTER – Usually teams with only one senior don’t expect to make it to the championship game. But Belmont baseball was an exception.After a thrilling victory over No. 1 Conant on Tuesday, No. 4 Belmont (17-3) had the chance to play for a state...


‘Loving, fun and incredible’: Pittsfield celebrates the 35 graduates in Class of 2024
06-08-2024 3:32 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

Seemingly every graduation speech throws around the word “family.” For the 35 graduates of Pittsfield Middle High School, the term is more than a cliché.“This town, this school, these people will forever be ingrained in our personality,” said...


Second Start celebrates six adults receiving high school diplomas
06-08-2024 9:00 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

With six kids, a full-time job for Butler Bus Company and pet snakes, dogs and goats, Sarah Hodgdon didn’t have much free time. But this year, she earned her high school diploma.Her house was too hectic for her to be able to focus, so she took...


Baseball: No. 4 Falcons fly into state championship, beating No. 1 John Stark in D-II semifinals
06-06-2024 12:02 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

CONCORD — If you had asked Bow head coach Ben Forbes at the start of the season if his team could reach the Division II state championship game, he might’ve told you his group was a bit too inexperienced.“I probably would have said, ‘Maybe in a...


Baseball: Five-run outburst leads No. 4 Belmont to victory over No. 1 Conant in Division III Semifinals
06-05-2024 12:37 AM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

LACONIA — Trailing 1-0 to Conant in the top of the sixth inning, Belmont was hungry. Aside from a walk that was promptly erased by a double play, the Red Raiders’ offense had been shut down at the plate. They were in desperate need of a run.They...


Recovery advocates urge Cinde Warmington to drop out of governor’s race
06-04-2024 4:23 PM

By SOFIE BUCKMINSTER

As a clinical social worker and master alcohol and drug counselor, Jason Snook doesn’t spend a lot of time around the State House.“I pull people out of the trenches, the trenches that people fall into because of poor legislation,” he said. On Tuesday,...

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