Environment

Ruth Behrsing and Peter Jones were the first two in Francestown to install solar panels as a part of the Solar Up program.

Francestown: Solar Up begins house installs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — A 16-panel solar array that takes up a considerable portion of one’s backyard may not be desirable to most, but for Ruth Behrsing and Peter Jones, the choice easy to make. “The more that we can do to be energy conscious, the better, said Behrsing, whose solar install went live a week and a half ago. “I don’t … 0

ConVal: School board to ‘hear both sides’

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board will not take a stance on a proposed natural gas pipeline sited near Temple Elementary School until it gives Kinder Morgan a chance to address the board. “As educators, we like to hear both sides in the classroom. We would like to hear both sides here,” said … 1

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo

Monday, August 10, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After nearly 40 years, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has redesigned its logo, replacing its black and white picture of its office on Wilton Road with a colored rendering of Mt. Monadnock and the Contoocook River. “We wanted something regionally noticeable that also showed movement,” said Executive Director Sean Ryan. … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Six things to do before summer is over

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer slides into place and we settle in, enjoying long days and easy times. By the time we’ve caught our breath and recall the distant memories of dirty snowbanks, we glance at the calendar. It’s late July, leaving … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

$230k available in state ‘moose plate’ grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has announced that the 2016 conservation “moose plate” grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25, Eligible applicants include municipalities, county conservation districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools, county cooperative extension natural resource programs … 0

Peterborough: Recyclers salvage 77 tons

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For the month of June Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled a total of 76.99 tons. Tons of: Newspaper: 3.84 Cardboard: 9.1 Mixed paper: 21.06 Plastics: 2.61 Aluminum cans: .29 Steel cans: .88 Food waste: 1.06 Glass: 21 Textiles: 4.96 Scrap metal: 8.37 By recycling a total of 76.99 … 0

Dublin: Dublin School’s solar project OK’d

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DUBLIN — Dublin School will move forward with their proposed 375-kilowatt solar array to fulfill all of the school’s energy needs after the Planning Board approved the project Thursday evening. Despite a reluctance to approve the project from … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 1

Peterborough: Campers cut wood for those in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A dozen teenagers from the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield gathered at the River Center in Peterborough Tuesday to cut, split and stack firewood for needy families. The River Center Wood Bank has been operational for the … 0

Peterborough: Storybook walk through Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All are invited to take a self-guided storybook walk along an easy section of the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail in Peterborough. The featured book is “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow,” written by Joyce Sinclair and … 0

Dublin: ConCom battles invasives

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is working toward the eradication of two invasive plant species. Plans to quell the growth of Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Conservation Commission deciding to use … 0