Marty, Longtime Mascot of Mount Washington Observatory, Dies

“He might love you one week and the next week, he wouldn’t come near you,” said an observatory official. “Typical cat.”

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In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars

Seatbelt laws were a hard sell in state capitals as opponents argued they were uncomfortable or an imposition on personal liberty. Sound familiar?

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #law-and-legislation, #massachusetts, #michigan, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #new-hampshire, #politics-and-government, #seatbelts, #states-us

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‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show

A rural locale. Few Covid-19 cases nearby. Performers in a bubble. And a man-eating plant that couldn’t quite chow down on its victims.

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

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Trump Onslaught Against Biden Falls Short of a Breakthrough

President Trump has leveled scathing law-and-order attacks on Joseph Biden for weeks. But a new poll shows Mr. Biden ahead in three states Mr. Trump hopes to pick up, and maintaining a lead in Wisconsin.

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Sununu and Shaheen Cruise in New Hampshire Primaries for Governor and Senate

The victories by Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, reinforced the state’s battleground status. Corky Messner, who was endorsed by President Trump, won his primary to challenge Ms. Shaheen.

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A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

Tammi Truax, the Portsmouth poet laureate, writes a weekly poem for the city’s coronavirus newsletter, breaking up grim statistics with verse.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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Trump Rally Postponed, Campaign Says, Citing Weather

The event was set to be held in Portsmouth, N.H., on Saturday. The campaign delayed it amid ongoing concerns about President Trump attracting only small crowds at his events.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-hampshire, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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What Will Trump’s Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It’s Anyone’s Guess

The governor, a Republican, isn’t attending. It isn’t clear how many other G.O.P. elected officials will come. The turnout could be low, or expansive. And fears of the virus hang over the event.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-hampshire, #parscale-brad-1976, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

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Coronavirus Forces School Districts to Adapt

Schools thrust into turmoil by the coronavirus are slowly finding ways to cope.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #google-inc, #greenville-sc, #miami-dade-county-fla, #minneapolis-minn, #new-hampshire, #philadelphia-pa, #rhode-island

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How the Virus Crisis Could Help a Red-State Democrat Stay in Office

In North Carolina, where the governor’s race is tight, and New Hampshire, where a Republican seeks re-election in a blue-trending state, incumbents could benefit from newfound star power.

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