Album review: The Chatfield Phoenix offers up duality and emotion on latest release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Nest of Bones,” the new album by Hancock/Peterborough duo The Chatfield Phoenix, is an exercise in duality. Seth Chatfield and Adam Phoenix play off each other perfectly, with a pair of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies twisting and fusing together to form one voice, at sometimes plaintive, at others rising in an animalian snarl. Role reversal plays a big part here, from the album art, the onstage persona and even the music itself. The title track finds the two trailing each other vocally, Phoenix nipping at Chatfield’s heels; the next track, “For the Birds,” flips that script in what may be the catchiest song about … 0


Monday, July 14, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at The University of Maine at Orono: Amber Makela of Lyndeborough and Tyler Savoie of Greenville. To make the list students must complete 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in a tax that has not been increased in over 20 years will cost me about … 0

State elections taking shape

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Monadnock region will be sending at least two new members to the N.H. Senate this fall, as longtime state Senators Bob Odell and Peter Bragdon have announced that they don’t plan to run for re-election. And many … 0

Roundup: Fisher strikes out 700th career batter

Monday, May 19, 2014

ConVal baseball The ConVal varsity baseball team defeated Milford 4-0 on May 14. Cougar ace Ivon Clough pitched six and one-third innings, striking out eight, and giving up just three hits. Clough helped his own cause, adding two … 0

Lyndeborough: Colonial history program at library

Monday, May 12, 2014

A presentation on colonial New Hampshire will be held at the J.A. Tarbell Library on May 23, at 7 p.m. Jere Daniell, Dartmouth College, will explore New Hampshire’s colonial history with a particular emphasis on Lyndeborough. The program is free and is offered through the New Hampshire Humanities … 0

Letter to the Editor: School boards and personnel issues

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the editor: Having dealt with personnel issues from the school board’s perspective I cannot help but agree with the editor’s opinion that the Mascenic School board should be more transparent with their voters. The Right to Know Law protects employees from undue public scrutiny. That is the … 0

Farmers’ markets set to begin this week

Monday, May 12, 2014

The sun is out, and across the region, green things are springing from the earth. This week marks the opening for many open-air farmers’ markets around the region, where not only local growers, but also craftsmen and producers … 0

Lyndeborough: Drain repairs, septic work a go

Monday, May 12, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — Plans to make repairs to two of the town’s municipal properties are under way after a recent Select Board meeting Wednesday. First, the board discussed how to address water gathering in the Citizens Hall basement as … 0

Editorial: Future of schools needs attention

Monday, May 12, 2014

The outcome of last Tuesday’s ConVal School Board meeting was disappointing. In 2013, the District Study Committee — with members from the School Board and area selectmen — was charged with looking at the structure of the district in light of declining enrollment and calls from some quarters … 0

Region: Time to beware of bears

Thursday, April 24, 2014

N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are reminding area residents that bears are now out and have resumed looking for easy meals. Natural food supplies are in short supply in early spring and as a result, bears are raiding bird feeders, dumpsters, chicken coops, etc. In order to … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Elementary construction plan OK’d

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — The WLC School Board approved preliminary designs for a new addition to the Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton, clearing the way for construction to start immediately after students are released for the summer holidays. In … 0