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Ear, ear: Maine town celebrates inventor of the earmuff

December 5, 2015 FARMINGTON, Maine — Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years. more »»

Winter in the Copper Country

December 5, 2015 A wet, heavy snow fell through the night, settling on the trees and blanketing the ground as the communities peacefully slept. more »»

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

December 5, 2015 iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Nov. 26, 2015: Top Songs 1. Hello, Adele 2. Sorry, Justin Bieber 3. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber 4. When We Were Young, Adele . more »»

Roasted duck is easier — and more delicious — than you think

December 4, 2015 The prospect of roasting a duck strikes many a home cook as a mountain too high, but I’m not sure why. more »»

The biggest movie ever?

November 21, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new “Star Wars” movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to g. more »»

Dinosaur claws among items on list of dangerous toys

November 21, 2015 BOSTON — Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday. more »»

Giving thanks

November 21, 2015 This time of year, we are reminded how important it is to give thanks. more »»

Don’t let the airlines lose your suitcase this Thanksgiving

November 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. more »»

Copper not the sole industry of the Copper Country

November 21, 2015 While the Lake Superior copper district created a world-famous mining industry built on native copper, this one industry greatly overshadowed others in the region, yet other industries did exist,... more »»

Sugar, corn industries settle sweetener spat; terms secret

November 21, 2015 By Brian Melley Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sugar and corn industries ended their billion-dollar bitter battle over sweeteners Friday in a secret out-of-court settlement. more »»

A cheesy, spicy cracker that’s good enough to give as a gift

November 21, 2015 When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. more »»

Locals vie for NaNoWriMo success

November 14, 2015 HOUGHTON — Colleen Hix likens novel writing to a marathon. And as with marathons, finishing is better than falling short, which is exponentially better than never having started. more »»

The Copper Country’s first common carrier

November 14, 2015 The Calumet and Hecla mining companies surprised the industry with the richness of both the conglomerate lode, mined by the Calumet, and the Hecla’s amygdaloid lode. more »»

A brave stray

November 14, 2015 Veterans Day is one of many ways we show appreciation for those who have sacrificed for our country. Some other ways we show appreciation are with statues, memorials and monuments. more »»

Study: ‘Happiness advantage’ over age 30 is vanishing

November 7, 2015 By Martha Irvine AP National Writer Are you happy? Very happy? If you’re in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you’re less likely to answer “yes” than your parents were. more »»

A brief Veterans Day history

November 7, 2015 Veterans Day has long been a part of culture in the United States, but over the decades, the origins of the holiday has become largely forgotten, particularly by younger generation. more »»

Study: ‘Happiness advantage’ over age 30 is vanishing

November 7, 2015 Are you happy? Very happy? If you’re in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you’re less likely to answer “yes” than your parents were. more »»

The Elvis cake, a memory book among Oprah’s Favorite Things

November 7, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A Kardashian-worthy phone case rimmed with tiny lights, a keepsake book of “Letters to My Love” and a banana, peanut butter and chocolate cake called the Elvis are among Oprah’s... more »»

Veterans Day Events

November 7, 2015 The following Veterans Day programs and ceremonies were submitted to the Gazette as of Friday afternoon. To submit your Veterans Day event, email more »»



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