Wilton: Bridge replacement may need more funding

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WILTON — While the town will not be requesting any funds this year, the looming replacement of the King Brook Road Bridge may require one more addition to the capital reserve next year. Department of Public Works Director Steve Elliott told the Select Board on Monday that King Brook Bridge is slated to receive State Bridge Aid funds in 2017. Currently, the bridge is on the state’s red list. Red-listed … 0

Wilton: Select Board wants tax hit reduced

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WILTON — As the Wilton Budget Committee poises to finalize the proposed budget on Saturday, the Select Board is calling for either deeper cuts or more revenues to offset the expected rise in the taxpayer’s contribution. The board discussed the proposed budget of $4,778,214 on Monday. That proposal is a 2.82 percent increase over last year’s approved budget. The main concern of the … 0

Wilton police log: Jan. 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wilton Saturday, Jan. 17 Arrest: At 4:34 p.m., police arrested Jessica Bird, 24, Wilton, and charged her with assault. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of March 10 at the 9th Circuit Court, Milford. Sunday, Jan. 18 Vehicles off the road: At 11:57 a.m., police responded to Isaac Frye Highway for a report of several vehicles … 0

Jaffrey: a perfect pairing

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Over a year ago, Becky Sakellariou and Patrice Pinette sat in Aesop’s Tables in Peterborough, chatting and admiring photographs that were up on the wall. Both poets, Sakellariou and Pinette started to imagine such a gallery for poetry. … 0

Viewpoint: China and the United States in an economic race

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Chinese and American economies could be going in opposite directions, at least for the short and midterm, given the fact that presently we are running neck to neck. Let us first examine the U.S. economic trends. We know that low rates may be good for stocks, as … 0

Wilton police log: Jan. 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wilton Thursday, Jan. 1 Arrest: At 1:48 p.m., police arrested Joseph Schneider, 19, of Merrimack and charged him with DWI and unlawful transportation of alcohol and Alec Beaulieu, 19, of Merimack, and charged him with unlawful possession of alcohol. Schneider was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and … 0

Viewpoint: Time to start over

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Here we go again — we have reached the official “starting over” month. This means that it is out with last year’s cream-filled donuts and in with one of those skinny, uninteresting, low-fat English muffins — well, maybe with just a touch of butter and jam on it. … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Playhouse announces $1M fundraising campaign

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A bit of 1960’s era caper-mystery, the life of a daughter of an American outlaw, and the culture of cell phones past and present are the subjects of the upcoming 45th season of Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Each year … 0

Capital beat: Balancing budget may involve raiding state’s dedicated funds

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Editor’s note: This story appeared in print in the Jan. 4 edition of the Concord Monitor. It’s now officially 2015, and time for legislators to start cobbling together the state’s next two-year budget. The start of that process kicks off the desperate search for revenue, which in years … 0

Dublin: Granny D walk, play are on

Monday, January 5, 2015

Supporters of Doris “Granny D” Haddock will walk from Keene to Dublin on Jan. 17, before passing through Peterborough, Bennington, Henniker and Hopkinton to converge in Concord on Jan. 21 for a rally. Last January, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig led a walk from Dixville Notch to Nashua, … 0

Parent Wise: Five don’ts of effective careers — oh, and parenting, too

Friday, January 2, 2015

Instead of telling you what to add for the new year, I’m going to tell you what to avoid. I saw a Business Insider article about the five behaviors that may be killing your career. As I read them, I realized that the same holds true in parenting. … 0

Health: How to stick with your New Year’s resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015

One in three Americans resolved to better themselves in 2014 and the vast majority of resolutions were about health. Unfortunately, at the six month point, 54 percent of those folks who had good intentions had already given up! … 0

Dog Tales: On dealing with traumatized dogs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Today in America there are 83 million dogs living in homes. Some of them have suffered severe psychological trauma. These dogs are different than the under-socialized dogs, or the dogs that are genetically nervous or shy. Being afraid of men or the vacuum cleaner is generally a sign … 0