Wilton

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, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 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 to 2012 — shows he is ill-equipped to deal fairly and equitably with people, that … 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

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 0

Wilton: Forum Wednesday on Master Plan

Monday, October 27, 2014

WILTON — As the town works to update its Master Plan, the Planning Board has turned a particular eye to what Select Board member Kermit Williams referred to as an oft-neglected portion of the document: the economic development chapter. Williams, who is the Select Board representative on the … 0

Wilton: A natural classroom

Monday, October 27, 2014

Starting fires without matches, identifying edible and medicinal plants, tracking animals, identifying trees, building woodland shelters. These are the skills that aren’t much required in today’s world of modern conveniences. They’re the kinds of skill that you don’t … 0