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Santa's Village

Santa's Village in Bristol NH celebrated its 60th year in 2014. The Liberty Project followed the event through from set-up to take-down, and spoke with some of the people who have been part of Santa's Village through the years.

Find out what goes into putting the village together each year, and some of the mishaps that have occurred behind the scenes of a project that has brought joy to generations of families.

Santa's Village prompted the creation of Christmas Village in Laconia NH and countless similar events around the world. BUY

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Workforce Housing10-Feb-2016

Bristol Project Would Provide Affordable Housing By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Faced with a state population that is aging, with younger residents moving away to find jobs and more affordable places to live, a number of studies have recommended job training and more affordable housing to encourage younger people to remain here. The New Hampshire Legislature passed a law..

Alton Deliberative Session07-Feb-2016

Alton Deliberative Session Lasts More Than Four Hours By Thomas P. Caldwell ALTON — An anonymous letter took issue with the lead petitioner of an article seeking to discontinue the Alton Water Commission, and the resulting discussion took up a quarter of the town’s deliberative session on Feb. 3, with questions about some of the outside agencies seeking taxpayer support a..

Bristol Budget05-Feb-2016

Bristol’s Proposed Operating Budget Stands At $5.9 Million By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Following some last-minute corrections by town officials, the Bristol Budget Committee, in a 10-1 decision, voted to recommend a $5,867,692 operating budget for 2016, an increase of $106,106, or 1.8 percent, from the 2015 appropriation. The selectmen on Feb. 4 voted, 4..

NASD Deliberative Session30-Jan-2016

Voters increase trust fund appropriation By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Voters at the deliberative session of the Newfound Area School District Annual Meeting finished their business in 45 minutes, increasing the amount to go into an expendable trust fund for building maintenance but otherwise going along with the proposed warrant articles as written. Modera..

Bristol Town Warrant28-Jan-2016

Selectmen finalize warrant that adds $588,000 to town spending By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Selectmen is recommending $588,000 in spending for special warrant articles, with the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association reimbursing $50,000 of the cost of a new communications tower on Hemp Hill Road. The Bristol Budget Committee will be..

Police Assessment25-Jan-2016

Wrangling Over Police Department Needs Continues By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Selectmen are recommending special warrant articles that would add nearly half a million dollars in spending on top of the town’s regular operating budget, with $119,500 associated with the groundwork for a possible expansion and renovation of the Bristol Municipal Building. Sel..

Hill School District Budget14-Jan-2016

Budget Committee Tackles Hill School District Costs By Thomas P. Caldwell HILL — The Hill Budget Committee got its first look at the proposed school district budget for 2016-17 on Jan. 13 and did not like all that it saw. More than that, members complained about some of the numbers they did not see. School Business Administrator Amanda Bergquist said she wou..

School District Warrant11-Jan-2016

School Board Establishes District Warrant By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — The Newfound Area School Board has finalized its three-article warrant for the deliberative session that will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30. The board, meeting on Jan. 11, did not anticipate any petitioned warrant articles, although residents of the seven-town school district had one more day to ..

Bristol Town Warrant10-Jan-2016

Selectmen Work At Nailing Down Town Warrant By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Town Meeting Day is approaching, and the Bristol Board of Selectmen devoted the bulk of its Jan. 7 meeting to the town warrant, with the 2007 wage study remaining an issue of uncertainty. Selectmen have been divided on the validity of the wage study, which had not been acted upon sin..

Town Administrator Named28-Dec-2015

Bristol Names New Town Administrator, Works To Finalize Budget Proposal By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — The Bristol Board of Selectmen has extended a conditional offer to Nicholas Coates to serve as town administrator, replacing Michael Capone, whose resignation was effective on Nov. 10. Merelise O’Connor of Municipal Resources, Inc., is serving as part-ti..

SAU Assessment to Hill17-Dec-2015

Hill To See Drop in SAU Assessment By Thomas P. Caldwell HILL — Diving into the proposed school district budget for next year, the Hill School Board received welcome news from School Administrative Unit 18: Hill’s SAU assessment drops from $93,711 in the current fiscal year to $68,275 in 2016-17. As Franklin continues its withdrawal study that potentially c..

Twilight Culture

This episode is simple in concept and execution yet broad in implications (as the best are). The political commentary is clear-cut and eternal, yet holds a special significance these days. The message? The transformative nature of a state of absolute surveillance.

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Building Upon a Dream: Keene Castle

Monarch School of New England


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Video Projects


The Invisible People

Invisible to many, the homeless nevertheless exist in most cities and towns. Now there are programs to help them discover hidden talents and find their way to a fresh start.

This documentary highlights an art and photography project in Laconia NH and a transitional program in Canaan NH.

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