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Francestown: Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area

Friday, November 20, 2015

“While hiking with the dogs, we discovered a beautiful granite gorge within the Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area, and there was a skim coating of ice on the brook itself. Very cool indeed!” said Deb McGrath of Francestown. …

The Bobcat’s tail: Stepping into our land’s time machine

Friday, November 20, 2015

If you want to see how our forests have changed over the past 300 years, just drive down to Petersham, Massachusetts, 30 minutes south of Rindge. The Fisher Museum looks like a small, simple academic building, just off Route 32, at the edge of Harvard University’s sprawling research forest. Inside you’ll see an …

Francestown: Increase seen in solar installations

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — A program to encourage solar energy use tripled the number of installations on homes this summer. Solar Up New Hampshire facilitated the installation of 8 more solar arrays, raising the total in town from 4 to 12. “I though it went fantastic,” Jack Mann told the Ledger-Transcript, after he spoke to the Select Board about results of the program at its …

Peterborough: Sludge no more

Monday, November 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — It wasn’t easy turning a six-acre sewage lagoon into a solar array. The N.H. Public Utilities Commission denied the grant application the town and Borrego Solar submitted the first time they applied. The sludge workers encountered …

Climate change conference for NH voters

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

On Nov. 14, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is sponsoring a free public teach-in for New Hampshire voters to “Make Climate Change THE Issue in 2016.” The teach-in will feature speakers, a panel discussion, and group sessions. Speakers will include world-renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and other climate change …

Sharon: Reminiscing about Temple Mountain

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Friends of the Wapack held their annual meeting at the Sharon Meetinghouse last Saturday. Mike Beebe talked about the evolution of ski equipment and changes in the sport over the years. …

Hancock: Volunteers are Harris’s heroes

Monday, October 19, 2015

HANCOCK — Citizen scientists for the Harris Center for Conservation Education assemble a brigade that carries migrating salamanders across highways, hunts fickle vernal pools and scans the skies for the endangered nighthawk. Parents and teachers team up with …

Nature's bounty: A look at fall foliage season

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

There is no perfect day in the fall season. Leaves will fade and fall on one tree, while they will remain green on another. The beauty is in the unpredictability and uniqueness of each day. “It’s the change …

Jaffrey: Green thumb on campus

Monday, September 28, 2015

As Shannon Tremblay sits on a bench in front of the Jaffrey Grade School, she notices something out of the corner of her eye and immediately becomes distracted. “That will definitely be on my list for things to …

Rindge: Parking for scoping an issue

Monday, September 28, 2015

With the final scoping session for Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline looming, Rindge town officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the venue’s parking constraints. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s scoping session will be held today at 6 at Franklin Pierce’s Field House. Doors will open at 5 p.m. …

Dublin: Water contamination, beetle plan discussed

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission may need a new source for purple loosestrife-eating beetles next year, as the lab that supplies the insects may lose its funding. “It was an 18-year program and they are in year 18 …

Peterborough: ML

Monday, September 21, 2015

N.H. Audubon celebrated their annual hawkwatch Saturday by releasing two hawk into the wild at Miller State Park atop Pack Monadnock. The hawks were rehabilitated by Maria Colby in Henniker. The birds are released during migration time so …

New Ipswich: KM open house not enough for some

Monday, September 14, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Mascenic Regional High School gymnasium was a sea of yellow and blue shirts Wednesday evening, with both sides cheering on their respective team. Adorned in blue polos, a team of approximately 25 represented Kinder …