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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

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

Letters: What is the damage?

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: John Vance in his letter to the editor in the Aug. 14 issue accuses the “Tea Party Republicans” of causing “damage” and attempting to “scuttle the ship of state.” What? I can only recount what I observed with one “Tea Party” group but I think … 0

Wilton: Community potluck soup swap Saturday

Friday, October 17, 2014

The 2nd Congregational Church in Wilton is hosting a potluck soup swap on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. sponsored by the Wilton Community Center Bring a pot of your favorite soup to share and enjoy a warming meal with good company. While dining, be entertained by family-friendly … 0

Wilton: Chaney films featured for ‘creepfest’

Monday, October 20, 2014

A creepfest of silent horror films will be screened at the Town Hall Theater on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. Two movies starring Lon Chaney, “West of Zanzibar” from 1928 and “The Unholy Three” from 1925, will … 0

Cross-country: LaBrie leads the way for Boynton at middle school race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On a dark and overcast day that both threatened rain and breaks of sun, 2900 middle school cross country athletes took to the trails of Londonderry to contest the 41st New Hampshire Middle School cross country championships. The … 0

Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, … 0