Kleta Dudley of New Ipswich tests a section of the Souhegan River in Greenville, a task she does every two weeks as part of a monitoring program.

New Ipswich: Healthy river, healthy towns

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s just after 8 a.m., and raindrops patter on the surface of the Souhegan River — stronger than a misting, but not quite a full-fledged rain. Kleta Dudley of New Ipswich, carrying a vial and a bottle, makes her way down the steep embankment from the road to the river’s edge, stopping on her way to dig out a piece … 0

Wilton: Rummage sale tradition expands to a regularly open thrift store

Monday, August 31, 2015

WILTON — A pair of kid’s athletic shorts, never worn, with the tag still advertising their original $24.99 price, is $1. A working microwave sits among the household appliances, a steal for $10. On shelving filled with small items, knick-knacks and gaming consoles, a commemorative souvenir from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch of the river tested OK as far as Wilton, but from Wilton through Milford and … 0

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, … 0

ML: Real estate transfers, July 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The following are real estate transfers for the month of July. Antrim 389 Clinton Road; Land & Bldg; $65,089; Household Finance Corp 2 to Scott Burnside. 55 Main St.; Land & Bldg; $340,000; Ascentria Community Svcs to Sobriety Centers Of NH. Bennington 69 Birch Glen Drive #; Condominium; … 0

Girls’ soccer: WLC blows out CCA 8-0

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors girls’ soccer team got off to a hot start on Friday, beating Concord Christian 8-0. Abby LeBlanc and Dani Bird contributed a pair of goals apiece; the rest were scored by Ally Schwab, Olivia Skelly, … 0

Wilton police log: Sept. 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wilton Thursday, Aug. 20 Hands free law: At 4 p.m., police issued a summons to a Wilton resident for violation of the hands free law for using an electronic device while driving. Friday, Aug. 21 Identity theft: At 10:18 a.m., police took a report of attempted identity theft … 0

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is … 0

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to … 0

Wilton: Town eyes administrator post

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Does Wilton need a town administrator? The Select Board has been considering the possibility, and has invited in both an administration consultant and Russ Boland, Lyndeborough’s town administrator, to discuss the role of a town administrator. While board members remain divided on whether or not a … 0