Album review: The Chatfield Phoenix offers up duality and emotion on latest release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Nest of Bones,” the new album by Hancock/Peterborough duo The Chatfield Phoenix, is an exercise in duality. Seth Chatfield and Adam Phoenix play off each other perfectly, with a pair of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies twisting and fusing together to form one voice, at sometimes plaintive, at others rising in an animalian snarl. Role reversal plays a big part here, from the album art, the onstage persona and even the music itself. The title track finds the two trailing each other vocally, Phoenix nipping at Chatfield’s heels; the next track, “For the Birds,” flips that script in what may be the catchiest song about … 0

Wilton: Disputed cabin can stay — for now

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WILTON — A prefabricated fishing cabin on Isaac Frye Highway can stay, says the Zoning Board, after a ruling earlier this month that the cabin, which has been a source of dispute in town since 2012, is an allowed use. On July 30, 2012, Building Inspector John Shepardson issued a letter to NTV LLC. and its primary owner Sebastian Valente, the owner of … 0

Wilton: Soccer camp offered week of July 28

Monday, July 21, 2014

Goss Park will be hosting a soccer camp for children in grades 1 through 8. The camp will run Monday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, from 4-6:30 p.m. Campers will need to bring cleats, a soccer ball and water bottle, and a swim suit and towel in case there is time for a … 0

Editorial: Look to balance, in cost savings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Every taxpayer is grateful when they have a governing body that is looking out for their best interests, both financially and when it comes to the level and quality of services provided to residents. The key is knowing what the balance is between the two. Sometimes the decision … 0

Letter: Internet is a basic human right

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: I believe that the Internet should be an egalitarian international global resource. It should be as ubiquitous as air. Internet access should be a basic human right. I know that infrastructure is required to provide such a service and someone needs to pay for it. … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The following students earned dean’s scholarships at Keene State College: Courtney Dillon of Rindge and Adam Teger and Patrick Farrell, both of Wilton. This scholarship recognizes first-year students who display high academic performance. Merit awards are determined from a review of the students’ application for admission to Keene … 0


Monday, July 7, 2014

The following students have been named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Western New England University, Springfield, Mass.: Joseph LaCourse of Greenfield and William Tremblay of Wilton. To make the list students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. … 0

Letter: About the gas tax increase

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: If you already cringe every time you fill up your gas tank, you can look forward to even higher prices now, thanks to the increased state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel that went into effect on July 1. New Hampshire consumers already bear a … 0

Wilton: Bridge to close for repairs starting Monday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WILTON — A state-owned bridge on Route 31, located behind the Label Art Building and connected to Island Street, will be closed to traffic for approximately six weeks, while the state effects a replacement of the bridge’s decking. … 0

Wilton: Generous spirit blossoms in memorial tree

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WILTON — On Sunday, friends and family of Richard Sharkey gathered in an area on Main Street that was once a parking lot. Now, it is a small park, where flowers and trees bloom, and a Farmers’ Market … 0

Wilton: Andy’s Summer Playhouse season focuses on the ladies

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WILTON — It’s the year of the girls at Andy’s Summer Playhouse. The Wilton-based children’s theatre program has dedicated this year to bringing more exposure to its female contingent of child actors. Most of the plays on this … 0

Wilton: A taste of summer’s bounty

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WILTON — Residents from Wilton and surrounding towns turned out to buy produce and wares from the Wilton Farmer’s Market, held in the Main Street Park every Tuesday from 3 until 6 p.m. during the summer months. … 0


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Erik Fong of Wilton graduated from Fairfield (Conn.) University on May 18, earning a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences. … 0