Wilton

Wilton: New nonprofit set up for ambulance service

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WILTON — The business of running the Wilton Ambulance is a complex one. Not just the day-to-day operations, which by themselves have the same challenges as any emergency service agency. But the inner workings of Wilton in particular are not so simple, Dan Donovan explained to the Select Board during its Monday meeting. Here’s the breakdown: In 1974, when the ambulance service was founded to serve the towns of Wilton, …

Wilton: Main Street Association considers food coop for downtown space

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In the midst of Wilton’s downtown sits a gaping empty space that was once a grocery store. The Main Street Association thinks there could be one again. Well, not exactly a grocery store, but a food cooperative, which is something slightly different. The Main Street Association is applying for a grant to help …

Cross-country: Local high school runners ready to make noise

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Conant, ConVal and Mascenic cross-country teams are looking to make some noise this fall on the wooded trails of Derryfield Park and Mines Falls. With the youth movement in place and team member numbers on the rise, hopes for a strong season are on the rise. The ConVal boys team is looking …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a …

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic …

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in …

Wilton: Downtown a ‘desperate situation’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WILTON — Wilton needs a game changer. Two more storefronts closed their doors on Wilton Main Street this summer — The Color Shop and More and Roam Cafe. It’s left a Main Street that was far from capacity even more depleted. “With Roam closed, we’re looking at a …

Wilton: Subdivision creates 5 ‘estate’ lots on 70 acres

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WILTON — The Planning Board approved a plan to subdivide a 70-acre lot to create five new housing lots during its meeting Wednesday. Provost Trust owns approximately 70 acres of land on Cram Hill Road, extending into Lyndeborough. …

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves …