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

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he … 0

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month … 0


Monday, August 10, 2015

Francesca DeIeso-Frechette of Temple and Burton Owen of Wilton, both class of 2016, were named to the highest honors list for the spring term at The Derryfield School, Manchester. To make the list students must maintain at least an A-minus average with no grade below a B. Maryelisabeth … 0

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he … 0

Peterborough: Camera helps rowers, pilots

Monday, August 10, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As Melissa Thompson, a diehard rower, watched the Head of the Charles, she wondered about the rowers who bumped into each other. There had to be a way, she thought, to help them see what’s behind … 0

Wilton police log: Aug. 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wilton Tuesday, July 28 Blasting complaint: At 1:02 p.m., police received a complaint from Fairfield Drive resident concerning the size of the blasting at the Granite State Pit off Forest Road. Police advised the resident to contact the building inspector to check on the blast size guidelines. Court … 0

Business: NHBR seeks nominations for business excellence

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Hampshire Business Review is seeking nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards. Nominate your own New Hampshire-based business or nonprofit, or other organization you think deserves recognition for its imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements. Since 2003, N.H. Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards have honored the best and … 0

Editorial: Celebrate the dead, by living

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two events this weekend shared a common theme. The MacDowell Colony’s Medal Day and the Uplift Music Festival both were, on the surface, a celebration of art and music and community and all that makes our region great. Under bright blue skies, tunes were picked, honors were bestowed, … 0

Rindge: Study of self true gift of semester abroad in Spain

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

While many college students take off the summer to unwind, Margaret Bell of Wilton has been preparing for a nearly 700-mile journey on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Bell, a member of the Class of 2018 at … 0

Wilton: Silent railroad film series continues Sunday

Monday, August 3, 2015

The summer series of silent railroad films continues with“Red Signals,” a 1927 film about sabotage on a western railroad, screening at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The train-themed movies in this series are all … 0