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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News and feature stories from independent writers.
Cost and Funding of Police Space Needs Study Still Unknown By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Six weeks after voting to hire an independent firm to assess the police department’s space needs, the Bristol Board of Selectmen is no closer to seeing the initiative move forward. At the time they took the vote, the selectmen were considering the purchase of a..
First Hike of the Season By Thomas P. Caldwell After a long, seemingly endless winter, we were anxious to get into our hiking boots and out onto the mountain trails once again. Recognizing that we were out of shape and not ready to take on anything too strenuous, and not sure whether we might be encountering muddy areas we’d have to slog through, we were looking for something relativ..
Celebrities In Our Midst: Author Calder Willingham By Thomas P. Caldwell The Lakes Region of New Hampshire attracts visitors looking to get away from the big city, but also famous people seeking a little anonymity and a bit of peace and quiet. Whether spending a summer beside the lake or seeking a permanent country retreat, New Hampshire has provided the ideal setting f..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Students at Newfound Regional High School will have an unusual field trip opportunity next spring when the art department sponsors a trip to Iceland. The six-day experiential learning tour scheduled for April vacation in 2016 will take students to Iceland’s glaciers, geysers (geysir in Iceland), and hot springs, as well as the Reykjav..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — The state has agreed to let the town replace the back-in parking in Central Square with traditional, head-in parking. Responding to citizen and business owner complaints about the back-in spaces created when the town reconfigured the downtown area two years ago, selectmen had decided to change back to the more familiar par..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — While political groups continue to debate the merits of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a local woman is pressing the Newfound Area School District for answers to her concerns about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Tests after refusing to let her children participate in the new testing program, or any standardized testing. After the Newfound ..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Cheers erupted at the Newfound Area School Board’s April 13 meeting when it appointed Assistant Principal Paul Hoiriis to succeed Principal Michael O’Malley at Newfound Regional High School. Hoiriis was one of two finalists for the position who met with community members prior to the board’s final decision. The other candidate was Chri..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Responding to the complaints of residents who say they no longer try to park downtown, and merchants who claim they have been losing business since the reconfiguration of Central Square, selectmen on April 9 voted to replace back-in parking with traditional, face-in diagonal parking on North Main Street and the southern end of the square. They als..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — The Newfound Area School Board on March 23 accepted the resignation of Bristol Elementary School Principal Mollay Jallah, effective at the end of the school year. The action came after the board went into non-public session to discuss the matter. Superintendent Stacy Buckley had not responded to a request for a copy of Jallah’s letter of resignation..
By Thomas P. Caldwell BRISTOL — Having lost his bid for selectman by five votes in 2014 and then being denied an appointment to the board because of partisan rivalries, Paul Manganiello prevailed in this year’s election and he took his seat at the table on March 26, bringing the board to its full complement for the first time since Joe Denning resigned, shortly after town meeting last y..
• Santa's Village at 60: A popular program that captures and shares the magic of Christmas opened at the Bristol Community Center (now Tapply-Thompson Community Center) 60 years ago. We will interview people who were there at the beginning and who took part through the years, either as workers or spectators, as well as following the construction and presentation of this year's Santa's Village.
• Vera Meyer plays Ben Franklin's Glass Harmonica (Video version)
• Building Upon a Dream: Keene Castle
• Monarch School of New England
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The Veteran's Forum
Part of the US Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, "The Veteran's Forum" is a series of interviews with combat veterans conducted by a former US Navy Seabee, Bob Stevens.
This interview is with Ronald Barcomb, a resident of the NH Veterans' Home in Tilton, who served in the US Army from 1968 to1971, during the Vietnam Conflict.
The Liberty Independent Media Project teamed up with Bob Stevens for the first time with this interview, and will be releasing additional interviews, approximately once a month.
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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Samantha Silver produced an audio documentary, "Skin Deep", which focuses on the Maine naturist community. Click on the following link: http://soundcloud.com/samanthabsilver/skin-deep.
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