Environment

Local farms already planting seeds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Despite still frigid temperatures and masses of snow covering frozen land, many local area farmers are already beginning to plant seeds to grow their crops for the upcoming season. Starting seeds, the process of planting and growing seeds indoors or in a greenhouse before the ground has thawed, is a long-used process that farmers have been implementing to ensure that … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting more people and species at risk each year. Transportation is the largest source of warming … 0

Reimers Reason: Mixing it up with farmers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chances are, you’ve bought something directly from a farm in the past year. Maybe you picked up eggs or soup bones at Sunnyfield Farm, cheese at Boggy Meadow Farm, or your produce through 1780 Farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. There are more than 4,000 farms in New Hampshire, and the Monadnock Region has an especially bountiful crop of farms. New Hampshire’s farms … 0

Winter 2015: Buried underneath

Monday, February 16, 2015

With snowfall nearing record levels after Saturday’s storms, and arctic winds now whistling in their wake, many in the Monadnock region aren’t letting the buildup of snow or frigid temperatures stop them. “As long as the machines keep … 0

To honor, or to hunt? Bobcat resurgence prompts multiple movements

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After bobcats nearly disappeared from New Hampshire several decades ago, their population is flourishing, according to a recently published study by the University of New Hampshire and the N.H. Dept. of Fish and Game. Because of this discovery, … 0

Rindge: Kinder Morgan open house is postponed

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kinder Morgan has postponed a scheduled open house that would have been held today, due to Monday’s inclement weather, which prevented their representatives from traveling. The open house, which was to be held tonight at Hidden Hills Banquet Facility in Rindge, has yet to be rescheduled, said Kinder … 0

Peterborough / sharon: Recycling numbers for December, by ton

Friday, January 23, 2015

Through the efforts of Peterborough and Sharon recyclers for the month of December a total of 261.64 tons have been recycled. ∎ Newspaper - 4.48 ∎ Cardboard - 11.7 ∎ Mixed Paper - 18.72 ∎ Plastics - 2.43 ∎ Aluminum cans - .58 ∎ Steel Cans - 1.76 ∎ Food Waste - 1.56 ∎ Glass … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Some Dams Need to Go

Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow any stream around here and sooner or later, it’ll be blocked by a dam. If that stream itself isn’t held back by a dam, the river it feeds is jammed with a dozen or more dams, blocking … 0

Conservation: Legislative breakfast for conservation, Feb. 8

Friday, January 23, 2015

Conservation NH will host their 8th Annual “Green Eggs and New HAM-shire” Legislative Breakfast at the Grappone Center on Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. Conservation NH will bring together lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and the general public to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues … 0

Wilton: Proposed deal with Milford causes rift

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wilton Water Commission is in contention with the town of Milford over a proposed agreement regarding the two town’s shared sewer and water responsibilities. Wilton currently uses Milford’s wastewater treatment plant to process their sewer. Because there is overlap between the two towns, with each town servicing … 0

Jaffrey: Thorndike Pond property conserved

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Monadnock Conservancy recently announced the donation of a conservation easement from Susan and David Lawrence and family, protecting a total 21.9 acres on Thorndike Pond in Jaffrey. The property has been in Susan Lawrence’s family since 1904. … 0

Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the … 0

Peterborough: Solar array construction is now underway

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction began last week on the largest solar array in New Hampshire, which will have about 3,100 solar modules on the former sewage lagoons on Pheasant Road. Jordan Macy, Borrego Solar’s site superintendent for the project, … 0