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Opinion: Smoothing life’s bumpy road
06-18-2024 6:00 AM

By DAVE EMERSON

Dave Emerson of Old Ways Traditions lives in Canterbury. It’s no news that the road can get more bumpy as we get older. Life’s often a pretty bumpy road anyway these days. Ignoring the bumps has become more challenging.The beauty of the natural world...

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Memorial Day 2024 parades and events in Concord and surrounding towns
05-23-2024 1:30 PM

The following list was created from entries from community members who submit content for our weekly Talk of the Towns. Please check your town website for updated information, or if your town is not listed.Allenstown; May 27; Memorial Day Mass; St....


Ginger LaPlante has planted roots, not to mention hooves, in Canterbury
04-02-2024 2:14 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

The Canterbrook Farm in Canterbury is quiet these days, but years ago it was a haven for all things equestrian in New Hampshire.Virginia LaPlante, 88, and her late husband, Mike Plisko, moved to the 200-year-old farm in 1969, and over the years, it...


Some electric customers expected to remain without power a little longer
03-24-2024 7:48 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Hopkinton High School junior Matthew Grillo spent his day off from classes ringing up a steady stream of customers at Colonial Village Supermarket.The independent grocery store in Contoocook reopened Monday following a 24-hour power outage that left...


‘You can do it this way’ – At 81, David Emerson still building a model for tiny houses
03-19-2024 5:30 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

It takes David Emerson an extra second these days to climb his ladder and drill a bolt into the beam overhead. At 81, he’s built a number of structures, including his own 3-bedroom home on his 25-acre property in Canterbury.His newest new project is a...


Canterbury Town Meeting: Voters back website upgrade, look ahead to school costs
03-16-2024 10:07 AM

By CATHERINE McLAUHLIN

Some things about Town Meeting never change.For one, Cheryl Gordon said, “the smallest amount of money takes the longest time.”Gordon would know — Canterbury’s town meeting Friday night was her 45th, and final, as a municipal official there. She...


New equipment behind proposed tax increase in Canterbury
03-13-2024 5:39 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Canterbury voters will weigh a 2.9% increase to the town operating budget at their meeting Friday.Wage increases and adding one new town position are largely behind the $94,224 increase, bringing the operating budget up to $3,323,453.In addition to...


Opinion: Two states, one climate crisis - New Hampshire and Oaxaca
03-13-2024 4:54 PM

By JUDITH ELLIOTT

Judith Elliott lives in Canterbury. Like many Granite Staters, my husband and I like to head south when winter comes. Since retirement, we’ve been lucky enough to spend winters in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca (pronounced “wa-HAH-ka”), mostly...


Canterbury residents weigh 2.9% tax increase
02-07-2024 5:29 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

Canterbury residents will consider a 2.9% increase to the town’s operating budget this year, which, in addition to warrant articles for new equipment and a firetruck bond, would increase the tax rate by $1.04,  or about $312 a year for a home worth...


Opinion: We need to protect all Granite Staters
01-31-2024 3:58 PM

By HILLARY NELSON

Hillary Nelson lives in Canterbury. I am the mother of two, a 29-year-old and a 34-year-old. And both of them, when they were adults, came out as transgender.People like me and my family just want to quietly live our lives. And up until a few years...


State rejects possibility of Canterbury withdrawing from Shaker School District
01-04-2024 4:06 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Canterbury won’t be deciding whether to withdraw from the two-town Shaker Regional School District this year, following the state Board of Education’s rejection of a request to put the issue before voters.The five-person state board rejected the...


Opinion: Beavers and us
12-23-2023 7:00 AM

By DAVID EMERSON

David Emerson of Old Ways Traditions in Canterbury is a woodworker. Beavers seem to have it figured out. The human race on the other hand, less so.Beavers, of course, had a head start on us. Estimates of the number of beavers living in North America...


Fight in Concord over removed Gurley Flynn historical marker takes new approach
12-17-2023 8:13 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

One of the supporters of the controversial Elizabeth Gurley Flynn historical marker says the state program that installed and then removed the sign is operating without the necessary legal rules, and he has proposed a solution: He can write...


Canterbury may try to withdraw from Shaker Regional School District
12-10-2023 8:00 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The long-simmering idea that Canterbury should withdraw from the Shaker Regional School District is back at the forefront following a study committee’s support of the idea.This is the third time Canterbury has considered withdrawing from the...


Opinion: Beaver tales
11-18-2023 6:00 AM

By DAVID EMERSON

David Emerson, of Old Ways Traditions in Canterbury, is a woodworker. Recently good friends of ours, a true outdoor couple, invited me and Anne to go on what has been our favorite hike here in Canterbury, Spender Meadow. We hadn’t been there for a...


Canterbury Shaker Village executive director to step down
10-22-2023 8:00 AM

After almost four years in the position, the executive director of the Canterbury Shaker Village will be stepping down next year.Leslie Nolan announced recently that she will be stepping away from her position in May 2024 because she’s moving away....


Canterbury Community Store reopened after renovations completed
10-02-2023 3:39 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The Canterbury Country Store is back in business – mostly – as it gears up for a formal opening this weekend.“We have most of our inventory in. There are a few more things that have to come in,” said Silvia Styles, inventory clerk at the historic...


Canterbury Fire Department upgrading truck, radio equipment
10-01-2023 12:00 PM

By JAMIE L. COSTA

For any fire department, reliable communication and transportation can make the difference between a problem solved and a tragedy.In Canterbury, fire officials are working to upgrade one of their trucks along with the department’s radio equipment...


Tree worker seriously injured due to apparent equipment failure 
09-14-2023 4:30 PM

By JAMIE L. COSTA

An arborist cutting branches along a town road in Canterbury was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when the bucket arm carrying him failed, sending him plummeting to the ground. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was trimming trees over the power...


Canterbury, with a unique community ownership, seeks to break the general-store jinx
08-25-2023 3:27 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Few things are more important for a small New Hampshire town trying to maintain its character than keeping the general store open. And few things are more difficult.“The old way, selling cans of soup, cigarettes, gas and lottery tickets – that’s not...


Granite Geek: Automatic gates are a simple way to tackle some complicated problems
06-26-2023 5:42 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

After spending an hour recently with Jeff Moore of Windswept Maples Farm in Loudon as he demonstrated an automated gate system for beef cattle, I came to a realization: Farming is an optimization problem.Optimization problems are common in computing...

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