Environment

Peterborough: Recycled cassette is link to a family’s past

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Caitlin Selby and her 9-year-old daughter Lucy recently stumbled on a treasure while sifting through used cassette tapes at the Mini Mall, or swap shop at the Peterborough Recycling Center. In between used albums by Wham! and Sting was a tape with a handwritten label, “Poetry – Swift Corwin Jr.” Corwin was Selby’s longtime neighbor, starting all the way back … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: 100 years since the last passenger pigeon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Imagine for a minute a bird that flies in flocks so enormous that they blot out the sun, taking hours to pass and in such intensity of sound that you’d swear a freight train was passing near. Imagining is the now only way you can experience the passenger pigeon. It has been extinct … 0

Keene: Antioch alums beat back beech to help restore woods

Friday, August 22, 2014

The American beech is a stalwart of the New England forest and a favorite of wildlife who thrive on its mast crop, beechnuts. But today the beech, threatened by disease, often ends up as a scrubby and aggressive competitor and pushes out other tree species. An intern for the Monadnock Conservancy and a new graduate of Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental … 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

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