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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

ML: Myopia: Bad for New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was quite concerned when I read the letter to the editor written by Mr. Cleveland of Rindge. In the last paragraph of his letter he stated that “liberals cry for bipartisanship only when it benefits them.” As a progressive “liberal” and a member of … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0

Achievement:

Monday, October 6, 2014

The following first-year students are attending Plymouth State University this fall: from Greenville: Mikayla Logan; Jaffrey: Jenna Sirois; New Ipswich: Briana Sullivan; Peterborough: Michael Allen, Meaghan Hodge; and Wilton: James Edmunds, Kimberly Edmunds, Sophie LeVert. … 0

Letter: Media is no longer a service

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: I participated with my family at the NYC People’s Climate March on Sept. 21. Despite the massive turnout and visible participation of key politicians and world leaders, there was very little media coverage. The main topics in the media of that day were the “NFL … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0

Market Basket: An extraordinary story of employee support

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First, some background: DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc., under the trade name Market Basket, is a chain of 71 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass. From 1990 through late August 2014, the company was the center of controversy as the families of cousins … 0

Wilton: Vintage railroad films screening Sunday

Monday, September 22, 2014

Two vintage silent railroad melodramas will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The films, rarely seen, are “The West-Bound Limited,” 1923, and “Transcontinental Limited,” 1926. In “The West-Bound Limited” a fired employee takes revenge on the railroad by setting a trap for … 0

Wilton: Cabin permit dispute settled

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WILTON — A controversial cabin on Isaac Frye Highway has been ruled exempt from a building permit, and Monday, the Zoning Board approved a new motion in hopes of avoiding similar disputes in the future. The cabin became … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Jaffrey: Lyons wins Gilmore triathlon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool conditions and sunny weather greeted the triathletes Sunday morning for the first annual Gilmore Pond Triathlon. The cooler conditions and hilly course did not deter some strong performances however. The first athlete to arrive at the finish … 0