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1925:  Comic actor Buster Keaton (1895 - 1966, centre) spends a quiet moment in the comforting presence of friends Snitz Edwards (1862 - 1937, left) and T Roy Barnes (1880 - 1937) in a scene from 'Seven Chances', a silent comedy directed by himself.  (Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Wilton: Keaton films screen Sunday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent film “Seven Chances” will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Adapted from a stage play, the story finds Keaton learning that he’ll inherit $7 million if he’s married by 7 p.m. on his 27th birthday — that very day! His hurried attempts to tie the knot on his own go … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. Some of our local merchants, for example, belong to the nonprofit organization Monadnock Buy Local, … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, … 0

Achievement:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hannah Putnam of Wilton performed in Colby-Sawyer College’s fall theater production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedic play by Oscar Wilde. Performances were held in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College. Putnam is an environmental science/aquatics major and a member of the class of 2018. … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Wilton: DWI charge following accident on Route 31

Monday, November 17, 2014

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible causes of an accident that happened Thursday evening on Route 31. At 10:03 p.m. on Thursday, Wilton police responded to a single-vehicle accident on Route 31 South in the area of Kingbrook Road. The operator of the vehicle, Adam J. … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Community Conversation discusses poverty

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture hosted a Community Conversation on poverty on Tuesday, Nov. 11. … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Students of the Month

Monday, November 10, 2014

Students of the Month Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Principal Tim O’Connell gives out certificates and gifts to October’s Florence Rideout Student of the Month, Zachary Taylor, and Lyndeborough Central School Student of the Month … 0