Get ’em while they last …

March 26 Today is a rather gray day, gray and cold, February cold. And yet, a week from now it will be April. These are the days when nearly anything can be a measure of spring – longer days, less snow in the yard, finding the thought of ever seeing another turtleneck repugnant. Pass by…

The Eagle and I

March 24 I’m not normally a bird watcher, so I wasn’t looking for anything of the feathered family while I was driving along the other morning, taking the back way to Lancaster over Route 135. I should have been watching more for frost heaves (’tis the season), but I was casting an eye to my…

D E M O C R A C Y

March 9, 2011 The Day After the Town Voted LITTLETON –  The town manager, two firefighters and a police officer are among the positions and programs being cut, after Town Meeting voters Tuesday approved a budget $744,000 less than what had been crafted by officials last month. In all, selectmen Wednesday afternoon announced cuts totaling…

Town Meeting ~ Franconia, NH

The Franconia Town Meeting wrapped up in just 50 minutes, the first time in the collective memory of the assembled that the meeting ended before the polls closed. That was hardly enough time for anyone to bother with breaking out the knitting, which gave certain newspaper types with an eye for a photo nothing to…