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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

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt … 0

Roundup: Sturges scores two for ConVal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal beat Manchester West 4-1 on Tuesday Max Sturges scored two goals in the first ten minutes of game, assisted by Aiden Hall on the first and Noah Cail on second. Nate Sullivan scored the third goal off a pass from Ian Szep. Manchester West … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Roundup: Cougars fall in OT vs. Hollis-Brookline

Monday, October 13, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal lost once again to rival Hollis-Brookline on Thursday. The Cavaliers came out and scored in the first two minutes of the game. The ConVal boys fought back and scored with a bit over 29 minutes remaining in the first half. Max Sturges scored the … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0

Wilton: Town gets $1,000 grant for energy efficiency work

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WILTON — Two town buildings will be looked at to determine potential ways to save energy, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the New England Grass Roots Environmental fund and a donation from an anonymous resident. Rick Swanson, who is both a Select Board member and a member … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Wilton: ‘Sex on the Moon’ discussion at library

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

“Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History” by Ben Mezrich will be the topic for the book discussion on Oct. 23., at 7 p.m. In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever conceived — steal NASA’s precious … 0

Wilton: Children’s Service held Saturday

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Christian Community: A Movement for Religious Renewal will hold the Children’s Service at 10 a.m. and the Act of Consecration of Man at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the eurythmy room of The Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton. This is a monthly event usually on the … 0