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Bobcat’s Tail: Hanging in the balance: support for Fish and Game

Friday, April 24, 2015

While our streams and forests are springing to life, the Statehouse halls in Concord are stirring with conversations about New Hampshire’s commitment to wildlife. In the N.H. Senate, the House and the governor’s office, they’re talking about how to adequately fund the agency charged with managing our fish and wildlife, their habitats and the healthy outdoors we all need to … 0

ML: Healthy changes in the ongoing food discourse

Friday, April 24, 2015

This month I’d like to give the spotlight to Samantha Bureau, a Franklin Pierce University psychology student and athlete with whom I had the pleasure of presenting at the first Farm to Institution New England Summit on April 9. Together with a team of FPU purchasing, dining, faculty and student leaders, we shared … 0

ML: MtBE: The gas additive that is hard to remove

Friday, April 24, 2015

I barely remember leaded gasoline. All I really remember is being in the backseat of my mother’s Pinto and the question being posed: “Leaded or unleaded?” Lead is harmful to humans, so the federal Clean Air Act required that lead be phased out of gasoline in the late 1970s. The Clean Air Act … 0

Solar Up offers workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission has announced a new pilot program called Solar Up NH. A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, at SNHPC. Solar Up NH is based on a residential group purchasing model designed to bring down the cost of solar … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0

Hancock/Keene: Waterfowl safari Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015

On Saturday, residents are invited to join the 32nd Annual Waterfowl Safari along the Connecticut River. Through carpools and a little walking, the group is likely to see a variety of ducks and other species northward-bound in spring migration. The Safari will have two groups, one heading north … 0

Francestown: Garden Club to hear mason bees talk

Friday, March 20, 2015

Join the Francestown Garden Club on Tuesday March 24 at 7 p.m. when President of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs Michelle Mensinger visits to educate attendees on the power of mason bees. The honeybee population is in … 0

Antrim: Grange ponders community garden

Monday, March 23, 2015

Antrim Grange has kicked off its second try at a community garden in town, members said, and this effort will focus on “location, location, location.” At a Wednesday night meeting that drew six members and eight non-members, the … 0

Peterborough: ML

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A picture of Peterborough’s Vintage but powerfull snowblower widening a road in Peterborough and i would ,along with many others i’m sure, Thank the Peterborough Highway Dept for keeping the town clear after one heck of a snowy … 0

Jaffrey: State demands action on Labin Ainsworth Dam

Monday, March 2, 2015

JAFFREY — Concerned residents and the Conservation Commission gathered Wednesday evening for a presentation by state and federal representatives, calling for removal of the 52-year-old Labin Ainsworth Dam located near the intersection of Gilmore Pond Road and Sandy … 0

Local farms already planting seeds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Despite still frigid temperatures and masses of snow covering frozen land, many local area farmers are already beginning to plant seeds to grow their crops for the upcoming season. Starting seeds, the process of planting and growing seeds … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0