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The Wilton Energy Committee is seeking a grant to look at energy conservation possibilities in the Town Hall.

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for energy upgrades at this year’s Town Meeting. During the board’s meeting on Monday night, Select Board member Rick Swanson said he supported efforts to make the building energy efficient. “We spend $100,000 on electricity and heating oil every year, and that’s significant,” he said. The Wilton Energy Committee noted that they have identified and applied for a $1,000 grant but will need an additional $600 to complete … 0

Wilton: Selectmen thank Hutchinson for a decade of service

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — John Hutchinson of Wilton accepted a plaque, thanking him for 10 years of service to the town as trustee of the Trust Funds, during a Select Board meeting Monday night in the Town Hall court room. Hutchinson’s wife, two daughters, son and two grandchildren attended. Select Board Chair Bill Condra thanked … 0

Wilton: Storm damages bridge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — A storm last week caused damage to the King’s Brook Road stone bridge, closing the road to traffic. During Monday’s Select Board meeting, Department of Public Works Director Steve Elliott termed the situation a “moderate emergency,” saying that the damage would be repaired in house by the DPW, but noting that … 0

Wilton: First church, first minister

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Unitarian Congregational Church in Wilton Center is the oldest church in town, and it all started with the town’s first settled minister, the Rev. Jonathan Livermore, in 1763, a few short decades after the town was settled. … 0

Wilton: The importance of the mill

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mills are the backbone of a country, an economic anchor for a state’s financial ship, and the glue holding communities together. A bold statement you may say, but try to imagine life without them, without the millions of … 0

WILTON: Changes to Main St. parking

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Select Board has made further adjustments to the parking structure on Main Street, eliminating most of the restricted parking on the street during daylight hours, in an ongoing attempt to alleviate long-standing parking issues. On Aug. 4, … 0

Wilton: Andy’s newest original musical opens Friday

Monday, August 4, 2014

“Phantasmagoria — or Voices from the Ether” —is the next offering in the lineup for Andy’s Summer Playhouse this season. The show explores the tale of two young ladies who become famous for communicating with spirits. What started … 0

Wedding announcement: Shane Patten — Sadie Keating

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sadie Keating, daughter of Theresa Kirouac-Little of Francestown and Thomas Keating of Wilton, and Shane Patten, son of Crystal and Richard Patten of Antrim, were married July 12, 2014 at the Old Meeting House in Francestown. The bride … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Monday, August 4, 2014

Nicholas Kennedy of Wilton was named a student of excellence for honor roll by the Official United States Achievement Academy. He was nominated by Jen Ramsell, one of his teachers at Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle-High School where he will be entering 8th grade. The academy recognizes students upon the exclusive … 0

Letter: Another take on the solar array

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: Oh, the poor, poor people of Peterborough. So poor they can’t even afford to flush their own toilets! So it’s understandable that, in their desperation (as this paper reported July 24), they voted to steal, err, I mean “accept,” the money to erect solar panels … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0