Environment

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather town input on whether the Commission should spend money from the Conservation Fund for an executory interest on the Bullard Hill/Brennan Brook … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led by representatives from High Mowing School, the Wilton Conservation Commission and Ian McSweeney from the … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional skills to help them “find their voice” in sustainability. Students are demonstrating the role of … 0

Green Living: Where that road salt ends up

Monday, January 27, 2014

There is a lot of salt on the roads this time of year. Salt reduces the freezing point of water, so it is useful for keeping our roads, parking lots, and sidewalks free of ice. Salt is also cheap, so we tend to use a lot of it. … 0

Keene: Students promote community solar

Monday, January 27, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Name that scat

Monday, January 27, 2014

To be clear, let’s talk about animal poop – also known as wildlife scat. Sure, you can tell a lot from tracks, browse and other wildlife sign, but finding a single scat is like reading a whole chapter … 0

Green Living: Discover your own connection to natural world

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bit of wisdom I read in school, and came across again recently, is that a person won’t protect what they don’t love, and they can’t love what they don’t know. I’ve found this to be true of … 0

Francestown: Hold on recyclables is over

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The town’s Transfer Station was a backed up for a couple days when mixed paper and plastic recyclables were not picked up as scheduled. The Transfer Station was still accepting trash and can-like recyclables on Jan. 4 and 5, but anyone who wanted to bring any … 0

Jaffrey:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Snow falls Thursday morning on Cheshire Pond off Route 202. And, snow begins to build up on Route 202 in Jaffrey on Thursday by Howard Memorial Park. … 0

Antrim: Ordinance could revive Antrim Wind project

Monday, December 30, 2013

ANTRIM — Wind energy may get a new life in Antrim after a petition warrant article with 42 signatures was submitted to go before voters at Town Meeting in March. The language asks residents to amend the zoning … 0

Green Living: That global coffee with a splash of local flavor

Monday, December 30, 2013

As 2013 comes to a delicious close, I cannot resist indulging in a bit of sweet celebration. The parade of seasonal holidays may be winding down, but from where I’m standing, the magic of winter is just warming … 0

Viewpoint: Really small and good beer to be found in New Hampshire

Monday, December 30, 2013

Once known as a “beer wasteland,” New Hampshire is making its mark in the world of good beer. Becoming the first state in the nation to license “nanobreweries” is part of the reason. Smaller than a microbrewery, a nanobrewery produces less than 2,000 barrels of beer annually. That’s … 0

Peterborough: Solar expansion

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sitting atop the Microspec Corporation building on Route 202 in Peterborough are four mounted solar panels, gleaming even in the pale winter sunlight. On the side of the building, another 36-module unit catches the sunlight from the south. … 0