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SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern is calling on the family of Meat Loaf to encourage COVID vaccines after the singer and actor’s death.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- As omicron sweeps through households in Florida, more pet owners are reporting their dogs or cats show signs of coronavirus.

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Provincial utility Hydro-Quebec has stopped construction on the Canadian section of a transmission corridor that would hook up to the now-stalled $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect project in Maine.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute confirmed to MassLive that an investigation is underway after a student was found dead in their off-campus apartment over the weekend.

Albuquerque is No. 1, again — for the fourth consecutive year.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Tuesday that she is running for reelection, citing the "crucial" need to defend American democracy through legislation on voting rights and other issues.

Twenty-three men and 17 women join the party we like to call 40 Under Forty! I guess you could refer to them as honorees 801 through 840 from the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 21st year of celebrating movers, shakers and difference-makers across the Granite State.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

We doubt that Aldermen Joe Kelly Levasseur and Ed Sapienza were satisfied with the non-answers they received on the matter of costs to Manchester taxpayers to restore train service to Boston. They have been around City Hall long enough to know that “we don’t know yet” is not a good sign.

Now that a Manchester firefighter has said he was wrong about others illegally collecting extra pay, will that be an end to the matter? The man had claimed that some in the department were being paid for fire calls to which they did not respond when off-duty.

DURING THE legislative session last year, I introduced and worked to pass right-to-work legislation. I believe each worker deserves a choice of whether to join a union and should not be forced to pay union dues. I have paid union dues for 60 years and in retirement I still pay hundreds as a retired member, not thousands like during working years. And while the right-to-work law didn’t pass…

I WAS IN LAS VEGAS last Saturday, walking down the street at 7 a.m., looking for a breakfast joint, a bitter cold wind blowing past the neon avenues of casinos, and finally, feeling I was on the road to perdition, I walked into the Golden Nugget and was directed by a security guy past several acres of flashing dinging slot machines to a café back in the corner and there, among flashing lig…

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

AT THE STATE HOUSE, attention has returned to New Hampshire’s so-called “divisive concepts” law. The law, enacted in 2021, bars public K-12 teachers from engaging in certain forms of instruction on issues of race, gender, and other forms of discrimination. The Legislature is presently considering bills both to repeal the law and to extend it to higher education.

Monday, January 24, 2022