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Three Big Events on Sunday, December 1

THREE EVENTS ON DECEMBER 1 WELCOME THE HOLIDAYS AND CONCLUDE BOLTON’s 275th CELEBRATION! DON’T MISS THEM!  11th Annual Wreath Festival: Noon until 5 p.m., Bolton Historical Society, 676 Main Street. Enjoy and bid on gorgeously decorated wreaths by Bolton artists and organizations. The … Continue reading

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Wreath Festival—Historical Society—Sunday!

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Final version of proposed Local Historic District Bylaw

Click here for the final proposed version of the Local Historic District Bylaw. This bylaw encourages preservation and protection of the historic assets in the town center. The draft has undergone substantial review and revision over the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Calendar: Historical Society Wreath Festival—Sunday!

Don’t forget to stop in at the barn beside Sawyer House this Sunday for the 9th annual Wreath Festival. Bolton Historical Society, 676 Main Street, Sunday, Dec 4, noon to 5:00 pm. You can view the latest wreaths by Bolton wreath … Continue reading

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Calendar: Local Historic District Study Committee forum, Monday, Dec 5

The Local Historic District Study Committee will host a town wide forum on Monday, Dec 5th, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, Harold E. Brown, Jr. Training Room.  This is an opportunity for town residents to hear what the … Continue reading

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Deborah Kellett

Deborah Sharon Kellett, long-time resident of Main Street in the center, died on April 29, 2011. She was born Sept. 22, 1944. For many years she was active in the Bolton Historical Society. She was also a member of the … Continue reading

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The end of time—Part III (and last)

Many Bolton residents, going all the way back to 1795,  have climbed the steeple stairs each week to wind and tinker with the old town clock. Some of the more recent caretakers have signed the walls in the clock room— … Continue reading

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A Saturday night ghost story

In keeping with the season, Paranormal Activity 2 was the winner at the box office this past weekend. I didn’t see it. Didn’t need to. Cia and I and about a dozen others were engaged in a paranormal activity of … Continue reading

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Bolton and the Hurricane of 1938

With hurricanes on our minds these days, I thought it would be fun to take a brief look back at “The Great Hurricane of 1938.” The photos are presented courtesy of the Bolton Historical Society, our town’s wonderful, under-appreciated gem. … Continue reading

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The realest people I have ever known

BOLTON, 1893 This extraordinary essay about Bolton in the 1890’s is excerpted from the book, The Locomotive-God, by William Ellery Leonard (1876-1944), published in 1927 by Century Company. Leonard was a poet, playwright, and scholar. He was the son of The Rev. … Continue reading

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