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: Gardeners coming to town

Friday, June 20, 2014

On Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Cornucopia Project will host organic farmers and bestselling authors Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch at two community garden parties. The events will celebrate Cornucopia’s gardening partnerships with the Town of Peterborough and the ConVal School District with “open gardens” at … 0

The Bobcat’s Tail: Five great summer hikes

Friday, June 20, 2014

With summer officially here and the days getting warmer, it’s time to start planning a few hikes. So, here, in no particular order, are a few great hikes to get you thinking. Oh, and this skips one of … 0

Hancock: Upcoming Harris Center events

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Wild, Historical Tea Party Hancock, Friday Andrea Marshall, professional wild foraging instructor, will teach children and families basic concepts of sustainable and ethical wild foraging. We’ll learn to identify safe and nutritious plants that have been historically enjoyed by humans in tea, root beer, salad, soup, and … 0

Green: The country girl and the city boy

Friday, June 20, 2014

I’m a “country girl” married to a “city boy.” Dave grew up in a Boston suburb, blighted by neglect, pollution, high rents, and sprawl. New Hampshire and Maine were places to get away to, to steal a break … 0

Greenville: Sewer rate for estates up $1.27

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENVILLE — Sewer rates for the Greenville Estates housing development will be rising by $1.27 this year, set by the Select Board as $6.05 per 1,000 gallons of usage during a public hearing on Wednesday. Greenville Estates pays … 0

Peterborough: Private well survey now online

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Residents who have private wells are being encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College that’s intended to develop information about exposure to contaminants in private well water. Information from the survey will be used by the … 0

JAFFREY-RINDGE: Recycling policy expands

Monday, June 9, 2014

Less than a year ago, Conant High School in Jaffrey did not practice recycling. As of today, the school has filled a four-cubic-yard recycling container 11 times, which translates into tons and tons of paper, cardboard, plastic, cans … 0

Peterborough: Volunteer Day at Cornucopia Garden

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Cornucopia Project will be holding an all-day volunteer day on Saturday, May 31st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornucopia Community Garden on Elm Street. All skill levels are welcome to pitch in to build … 0

Greenfield: SOMETHING’S BREWING

Monday, May 12, 2014

The smell of coffee permeates the small building of the Northeast Cafe in New Boston. A perfectly normal scent for a cafe, but in this case, it’s not coming from freshly-poured cups of coffee. Instead, it is coming … 0

Hancock: Porcupine sighting on Kimball Road

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lunchtime! A hungry porcupine tries some Maple buds for lunch, outside a Kimball Road house in Hancock recently. … 0