Sign on High on Mount Lafayette

In 1890, photographer H.C. Peabody took a picture of Mount Lafayette in the spring. Figuring prominently on the slope is a cross.

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Awaiting the End of the World

(First published in 1997) SUGAR HILL In the midst of a hard-scrabble life, followers of a Vermont man more than a century ago patiently awaited the end of the world. The man was William Miller – army captain, deputy sheriff, farmer, prophet. His followers, called Millerites, numbered in the thousands and believed with him that…

The Comeback Cane

A great story of lost and found BETHLEHEM – Dick Robie has spent more than 10 years looking for something that’s been missing for decades – until Tuesday, when he became the youngest recipient of the Boston  Post Cane. “It’s been 35 or 40 years since it’s last been seen,” said Robie, who is a…

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…

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…