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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 fish, altering natural flow regimes and sometimes putting downstream communities at risk. Every river and major tributary in the Monadnock Region is … 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 state legislators face in the upcoming session and beyond. What can we agree on? What … 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 some customers in both towns, the two towns are required to have a intermunicipal agreement. … 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

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

Peterborough: Making smart energy choices

Monday, November 17, 2014

Margaret Dillon, an energy consultant from Jaffrey, emphasized Saturday that if you are pursuing energy projects just to save money, like with solar arrays or geothermal heating, you often lose sight of other, sometimes larger benefits of renewable … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Greenfield: Ayotte to speak, hike at Crotched today

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will join stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor industry and forestry industry, members of the conservation community, and local officials for a roundtable discussion today at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield at 9:30 a.m. The focus will be on the economic benefit of preserving … 0

Lyndeborough: ‘Significant Trees’ group works to restore preservation

Monday, October 13, 2014

A local group has turned its eye to a state-preserved stand of dogwood trees, to discuss the best ways to bring the overgrown area back to its former glory. The Significant Trees of Wilton and Lyndeborough group originally formed after the cutting of a 200-year-old oak tree in … 0