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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: Veterans Day — a time for reflection

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every year on Memorial Day, you were sure to find New Ipswich’s Eddie Aho riding high in the convertible carrying the town’s remaining World War II veterans along the parade route. Each year, since he returned from his service as a member of the Navy Construction Battalion after … 0

Shaheen defeats Brown

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen just slipped by Republican Scott Brown to win re-election Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, making the most expensive Senate race in New Hampshire history, and one of the Democratic party’s most decisive wins Tuesday, … 0

Kuster holds off Garcia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rep. Annie Kuster, a first-term congresswoman from Hopkinton who rode to Congress in 2012 by defeating incumbent Charlie Bass, scored a decisive victory over her Republican challenger, Marilinda Garcia on Tuesday. Kuster’s showing in the bellwether Monadnock region … 0

Wilton: Whiting Hill School students work with Open Cupboard Pantry

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Whiting Hill School is an one-room elementary school in Wilton with a multi-age group of students in grades 1 - 6. In November, these students will contribute their time and energy filling 100 Thanksgiving boxes for the Open Cupboard Pantry, a food source for those families in need … 0

Editorial: Granite Staters vote free, too

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Once again, New Hampshire voters proved their independence on Tuesday. On the national level, the election results were clearly bad news for President Obama and the Democratic party, as Republicans captured enough seats to take control of the U.S. Senate, regardless of how a couple of close races … 0

Wilton: Tax rate down by 22 cents

Monday, November 3, 2014

The tax rate is down by 22 cents, dropping from $26.02 per $1,000 of valuation last year to $25.80 this year. Those who have a home valued at $200,000 can expect to pay taxes equaling $5,160 for the year. The majority of the drop is attributed to the … 0

Wilton: Re-imagining downtown

Monday, November 3, 2014

What is the vision for the future of Wilton? That was the question posed at an economic development forum at the Town Hall on Wednesday night. The answer, as given by multiple business owners who attended the forum, … 0

Cross-country: Wet conditions slow Meet of Champs

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Mascenic men’s cross-country team was holding onto the hope that it might squeak its way into the New England championships with a top six finish this past Saturday at the Meet of Champions held at Nashua South … 0

Peterborough: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw … 0