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The School Board discussed the implications of the Smarter Balanced test.

WLC: Tests used for planning

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WILTON — Results from the district’s state testing results are being considered as the district moves forward with its curriculum decisions for the coming year. Smarter Balanced is the state test that replaced the NECAP assessment this year for grades 3-8 and grade 11. The test measures English and language arts in one portion and math in another. The test …

Rindge: Pipeline open house is Wednesday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In anticipation of Tennessee Gas Pipeline applying for a Certificate of Site and Facility at the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, the company and state regulatory committee are holding a joint information session next Wednesday in Rindge. Tennessee Gas Pipeline is proposing to build a 71-mile, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline through the southern portion of the state, as part of a multi-state transmission …

WLC: Hearing held to OK video laws

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — The Wilton-Lyndeborough held a perfunctory hearing regarding its use of educational filming to fill new law requirements during its Tuesday meeting. The hearing was held as required by a newly enacted state law that requires a public hearing be held and permission obtained before any filming inside classrooms is done. The …

KM files for FERC’s certificate of approval

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc. filed for a permit for its proposed 30-inch natural gas pipeline with federal regulators on Friday, starting the clock on what is expected to be at least a year-long approval process. The immense filing, with more than 20,000 pages in all, has been a …

Monadnock region a fertile ground for Ironmen

Monday, November 23, 2015

As David Bedard headed down the home stretch of the Ironman Florida course earlier this month, he had one thing on his mind — “I’m never going to do another Ironman race again.” When he entered the chute …

Rindge: O’Malley speaks at FPU

Monday, November 23, 2015

RINDGE — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley gave an ethics lesson to the students of Franklin Pierce University Monday, just over a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris believed to be carried out by members of the …

Spiritual exploration expands our horizons

Monday, November 23, 2015

I grew up on a cattle ranch in Florida my great-grandfather started in the 1920s. We went to church every Sunday and, when I wasn’t in school, spent long days in the sun, climbing trees, picking pecans and …

InterfaitH Soul Food: Opportunities at Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving is not only an opportunity to celebrate the practice of gratitude. It’s also an opportunity for personal growth and learning about projection, all of which are food for nourishing our spiritual natures. When my husband and I …

In support of Plaid Friday

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Black Friday, or Plaid Friday as local businesses now celebrate, is just around the corner, and the Ledger-Transcript is asking local store owners what special things they’re doing to attract customers to their shops and to keep shopping local. Whether it’s cider and cookies, special holiday discounts or …

Viewpoint: ‘Addiction deserves all the same life-saving measures any other disease demands’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maia Szalavitz, a proponent of the use of Naloxone, the medication used to reverse drug overdose, recently wrote that opioid overdoses kill around 17,000 Americans each year, and stressed the need to have Naloxone available over the counter …

Viewpoint: ‘Instead of Narcan administration, let’s have the public learn CPR’

Friday, November 20, 2015

Narcan and Naloxone are two different names for the same medication. Narcan has been around for decades. When I became an EMS in 1984, Narcan was on the ambulances, available to advanced-level EMS providers . Heroin is also …

The feel-good gift of gratitude

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is so much more than a meal. While the opportunity to spend time with family and friends on the holiday is a wonderful thing, it is also a time to look past the turkey and trimmings and appreciate the true feast — the life we have today. …

Wilton: A new twist on Main Street business

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In each nook and corner of Local Share, there is something new to discover. In the front, locally sourced goods. In the back, a coffee shop with comfy chairs and tables overlooking the river. In one corner, a …