Wilton

Wilton: Bridge replacement may need more funding

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WILTON — While the town will not be requesting any funds this year, the looming replacement of the King Brook Road Bridge may require one more addition to the capital reserve next year. Department of Public Works Director Steve Elliott told the Select Board on Monday that King Brook Bridge is slated to receive State Bridge Aid funds in 2017. Currently, the bridge is on the state’s red list. Red-listed … 0

Wilton: Select Board wants tax hit reduced

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WILTON — As the Wilton Budget Committee poises to finalize the proposed budget on Saturday, the Select Board is calling for either deeper cuts or more revenues to offset the expected rise in the taxpayer’s contribution. The board discussed the proposed budget of $4,778,214 on Monday. That proposal is a 2.82 percent increase over last year’s approved budget. The main concern of the … 0

Wilton police log: Jan. 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wilton Saturday, Jan. 17 Arrest: At 4:34 p.m., police arrested Jessica Bird, 24, Wilton, and charged her with assault. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of March 10 at the 9th Circuit Court, Milford. Sunday, Jan. 18 Vehicles off the road: At 11:57 a.m., police responded to Isaac Frye Highway for a report of several vehicles … 0

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory … 0

Lyndeborough: Hiker falls to her death

Monday, January 26, 2015

A 50-year-old Massachusetts woman died following a hiking accident in the area of Purgatory Falls on Sunday afternoon. Dorie Goldman, 50, of Amherst, Massachusetts, was hiking with a companion at the town line of Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough, … 0

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record … 0

Dublin: Fulfilling Hayashi’s dream

Monday, January 26, 2015

Editor's note: The Harris Center has postponed the Jan. 31 hike through the former Camp Chenoa property to Feb. 8, due to expected weather conditions. As a group of nearly 30 hikers winds through the woods, Meade Cadot … 0

Concord: Small Business Day planned, Feb. 13

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Business and Industry Association’s annual Small Business Day will be held Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers. Topics to be discussed this … 0

Keene: United Way nears its goal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monadnock United Way fundraising campaign is now at $1,755,960, or 83 percent of the goal, according to a report given by a Jan. 21 meeting by campaign chair John Round. While the amount is an increase of $81,289 over what was reported two weeks earlier, $350,274 still … 0

Peterborough: Grant writing workshop at The River Center

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is looking for a few detail-orientated people to join a four-week “Grant Writing Mentoring Circle.” Participants will gain experience in researching, writing and proofing grant applications. Completed applications will be submitted on behalf of The River Center. The program will run on Thursdays, starting this … 0

Walpole: Monadnock Menus annual meeting

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monadnock Menus, a program launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Viewpoint: Dropping out of RGGI would be a mistake

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One terrible proposal being presented up in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to remove New Hampshire from the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It would result in a substantial loss of income for the state and loss of greatly needed help for our … 0