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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

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 rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

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 town administrator would be a good fit for Wilton, they agreed to explore the option. … 0

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 planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

Wilton: ‘The Iron Horse’ screens Aug. 30

Monday, August 17, 2015

The summer series of vintage silent railroad dramas at the Town Hall Theatre will conclude with the 1924 John Ford film “The Iron Horse” on Sunday, Aug. 30. Ford’s film is about the building of the transcontinental railroad … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Rescuing’ homes, finding grants

Monday, August 17, 2015

I closed the door to my work van, after putting in my last tools, and headed south to Mississippi hoping to volunteer my carpentry skill as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After two days of driving I arrived at an abandoned high school in Pascagoula, which was the … 0

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on … 0

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands … 0

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical … 1

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to … 1

Wilton: Roam Cafe closes after three years; rising cost deciding factor

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The ideals that started Roam Cafe — a large, diverse menu, fresh locally sourced ingredients, food made from scratch — ultimately proved too costly to sustain the business, causing the restaurant to close down last week. Roam Cafe … 0

Wilton: ‘Historic moment’: Frye easement final

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s a deal two years and $1.6 million in the making. High Mowing School closed a deal with Gail and Gary Frye on Monday, purchasing and conserving over 100 acres of prime farm and woodland adjacent to the … 0