Environment

The Wilton Energy Committee is seeking a grant to look at energy conservation possibilities in the Town Hall.

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for energy upgrades at this year’s Town Meeting. During the board’s meeting on Monday night, Select Board member Rick Swanson said he supported efforts to make the building energy efficient. “We spend $100,000 on electricity and heating oil every year, and that’s significant,” he said. The Wilton Energy Committee noted that they have identified and applied for a $1,000 grant but will need an additional $600 to complete … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove … 0

Jaffrey: Farmers Market suspends operations with plans to reinvent in 2015

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Jaffrey Community Farmers Market is suspending operations for the remainder of the 2014 season. “A late crop season, a lack of market patrons coupled with a dwindling the number of available farmers at the Saturday time has led to an overall decline in weekly traffic at the market this season,” explained volunteer market manager Bill Humphrey. Humphrey has worked to promote the … 0

Peterborough: Mini Mall remains mainstay in town

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In the Mini Mall at the Peterborough Recycling Center, Tracy Tomic-Craig and her children, Jack and Kate, rummaged through knick-knacks in boxes and on shelves, while another woman dropped off trinkets she was through with. This swap program … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

Speaker: ‘Forests are essential’

Monday, August 11, 2014

JAFFREY — Jane Difley, president of the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests, said one of her organization’s present goals is for those living in cities to care as much about conserving forests as those living … 0

Harrisville: Art for Water explores new ways to spread its message

Monday, July 28, 2014

When Harrisville artist Christine Destrempes first became really aware of the impending world water crisis in 2002, she decided to spread her awareness through art. But Destrempes’ artistic style wasn’t allowing her to say everything she wanted, she … 0

Reimers Reason: Hope floats at LakeFest

Friday, July 25, 2014

I must disclose that I have a personal interest in the subject matter of this month’s column. I am on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Lakes Association. On this coming Sunday, Aug. 3, N.H. Lakes is hosting its second annual LakeFest on Lake Winnipesaukee. I … 0

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Peterborough: Groundwater cleanup ongoing

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Since mid-April, construction trailers have lined the former railroad bed at the edge of the New Hampshire Ball Bearings plant on Route 202, as workers install tubing to create what’s known as a “permeable reactive barrier” … 0

Peterborough: Off to market

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Hancock: Educational programs on edible, medicinal plants and fungi

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock will offer two educational programs that will focus on local edible and medicinal plants and fungi: “Wild Historical Tea Party” for all ages on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., … 0

Monadnock region leads the way on renewable energy

Friday, June 20, 2014

There is a state law that requires electric utilities, such as Public Service Company of NH and Unitil, and competitive electricity suppliers to get a certain percentage of the electricity they distribute from renewable sources such as solar, … 0