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The Old Beach Highway

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the world has changed around you. Either the changes are incremental enough or natural enough that it’s hard to say what it used to be before. And it’s only in conversation and reflection that we recall how things used to be. I stumbled into this trap on the way […]

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Building A Gateway

Every day, my commute to and from work takes me past a construction project in Candia. Just beyond the offramps of Exit 3 off Route 101, a gas station sits in the middle of a work zone, earth movers and machines carving pieces of the terrain away bit by bit. It’s a dramatic sight if […]

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The Track Experience

Earlier this year, I looked back at the history of New Hampshire’s largest sporting venue, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. What I wanted to do, before I slipped into story-telling mode, was to make a sales pitch. And with the track’s final September race weekend a week away, and weather looking favorable for the moment, now […]

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What Once Was Meadowbrook

Live music is hardly a seasonal treat. Given the right stage and the right sound, it’s a treasure you can appreciate all year long. But there is something special about bringing music out-of-doors. I’m not only talking about full-on outdoor shows. Even a streetside busker with a guitar or a little Muzak piped through speakers […]

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Eighteen Miles

A while ago, an acquaintance of mine asked why lobster is associated with New Hampshire, when New Hampshire is hardly a coastal state. I gently, and jokingly, corrected him: “Hey, we have eighteen miles of coastline, and we’re proud of every one.” On that number, your mileage may actually vary. It all depends how you […]