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A castle to call home: Hunt Castle in Rindge mixes castle staples with modern amenities
05-22-2019 9:28 PM


Nestled in the woods of Rindge is an 11,000-square-foot solar-powered castle.The building – commissioned by John Hunt – offers many of the amenities commonly associated with a castle, such as secret passageways, granite fireplaces and chandeliers, but...

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Granite Geek: How Maine is using 3D printers for houses made of wood pulp
12-21-2023 9:01 AM


In my career, I’ve encountered several non-traditional ways to build a home, from stacking hay bales to rolling out plastic tubes to using 3D-printed concrete. They’ve been fun to talk about but never made the slightest dent in the industry. The...

Salinger aside, after 50 years and 18 books, Joyce Maynard of Bennington has earned her own literary fame  
08-09-2021 4:21 PM


Joyce Maynard remains weary. The local author, whose own life has served as the core for much of her nonfiction and fiction work, has conquered mediums of every kind during her 50-year career.She’s written bestselling novels, magazine pieces and...

History: Wild animals posed a threat in settlers days
05-01-2019 2:46 PM

By Jane Eklund

Wild animals are frequently mentioned in the old town histories; settlers had to contend with bear and moose and wolves. Ironically, at the time many of the histories were written, those critters had been largely killed off or driven off to more...

Lyndeborough Village Store is the heart of downtown
02-20-2019 3:46 PM


Kelly Wheeler knows just about everybody who walks through the door of the RK Village Store in Lyndeborough – most of them by name and even more by face.Because for Wheeler, a longtime Village Store employee, it’s about the people as much as it is...

New England Forest Products in Greenfield has a new owner
10-15-2018 12:42 PM


After almost 25 years as owners of New England Forest Products, Dave and Debbie Buxton knew it was time for a change.The longtime owners have gone through a lot over the last year-plus and realized there was “more to life than this,” Dave said. They...

Hidden Hancock antenna helping astronomers explore universe
06-13-2017 11:23 AM


Tucked along a remote section of Windy Row in Hancock, a 260-ton, 82-foot diameter antenna looms behind a patch of trees just out of sight from the public road.A dirt road leads to the unit’s base, and the massive, white orb becomes visible soon after...

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