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TEWKSBURY, Mass. — A Tewksbury man will serve up to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to charges connected to a contractor scam that cheated 17 victims out of more than $1 million.

Violent rampages carried out by "active shooters" increased significantly in 2021, with 61 such shootings last year - up from 40 in 2020 and double the number seen before the pandemic, according to an FBI report released Monday.

TOKYO - President Joe Biden stressed Tuesday that his policy toward Taiwan had not changed, one day after forcefully pledging - as he has done before - that the United States would defend the island if it came under assault by neighboring China.


BOSTON - This topsy-turvy Eastern Conference finals, in which leads inflate and two teams alternate role-playing as the unworthy stooge of the night, makes no sense. How can the two best representatives of the conference, judged not only through their work in the regular season but also by h…


A helicopter crashed and ended up on its side at Nashua Airport Monday morning after being seen flying at a “very low altitude,” according to fire officials.


A rescue team helped carry out an injured 69-year-old woman from the Galehead Hut in the Pemigewasset Wilderness Sunday afternoon.


The one thing Christina Brunson really wants to complete her collection is an antique medical lobotomy kit.


Billie Eilish is happier than ever to answer questions about her oft-misunderstood experience with Tourette’s.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

ASK AN old-timer, and he will tell you this year’s weather is not the New Hampshire he remembers. In February we had temperature swings from 15° to 70° and back again, and in May from 35° to 90°. Ask a meteorologist, and he will tell you that average weather in New Hampshire — in other words our climate — has changed.

Monday, May 23, 2022

LIKE THE MAJORITY of women across New Hampshire and the country, I was outraged by the draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. If that opinion stands, the court would take away women’s rights to privacy that have been in place for almost 50 years. If that decision stands, we as women would not be able to control our own bodies or our own futures, and th…

FORMER Rochester City Councilor Chris Rice faced a trial before his fellow councilors last week. Rice was accused of four counts of misconduct including harassment of a fellow councilor, making fraudulent claims to a city employee, and intimidation of two elected officials. At the end of the trial, all four counts against Rice were deemed to be “true” and he was removed from office in a 9-…

Sunday, May 22, 2022

IN 1980, because I was an idealistic conservative eager to do my bit for democracy, I volunteered for my local Republican Party as a poll watcher. When polls closed, election officials asked us to gather around as they opened the backs of the machines one by one and tallied the votes. We could all see what was happening, and we all gave our assent that the totals were correct.