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Cap on net metering before House

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — David Fisch, a former Wall Street compliance officer, assessed a solar installation on his home as he would any stock or bond. “Spending money on this was a better return than if I invested my money in a bank and earned less than 1 percent interest,” said Fisch, whose 12.5 kilowatt solar installation was completed in December. “In …

Conservation series: ‘We have to engage many more people’

Friday, January 15, 2016

I’m pleased to write about conservation and the environment through the eyes of a town conservation commission member — Peterborough’s ConCom, in my case. Our work is natural resource protection, no small task. Members are volunteers who by varying paths have come to know the importance of taking care of forest and farmland, …

Reimers Reason: On selling food that you make in your kitchen

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Over the holidays, a friend gave us nicely jarred strawberry jam that she made at home. Another friend spent a Sunday in our kitchen pickling various vegetables, including cauliflower, golden beets, candy cane beets (that was the first I ever heard of those), and radishes. I heard someone tell each of these people …

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 …

Francestown: Solar Up to hold a Q&A with installer

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Francestown Solar Up program will hold a question and answer session with the program’s solar installer this Thursday. The event will be held at 102 Gerrish Road in Francestown from 6 to 8 p.m. Chris Milner of Milhouse Enterprises will be at the event to answer any …

Rindge: FPU hosts scoping meeting

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will be the site of a federal hearing to get more public input about Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s scoping session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at Franklin Pierce’s Field House. The session is an …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …