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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 indoors or in a greenhouse before the ground has thawed, is a long-used process that farmers have been implementing to ensure that … 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 more people and species at risk each year. Transportation is the largest source of warming … 0

Reimers Reason: Mixing it up with farmers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chances are, you’ve bought something directly from a farm in the past year. Maybe you picked up eggs or soup bones at Sunnyfield Farm, cheese at Boggy Meadow Farm, or your produce through 1780 Farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. There are more than 4,000 farms in New Hampshire, and the Monadnock Region has an especially bountiful crop of farms. New Hampshire’s farms … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

Peterborough: Making smart energy choices

Monday, November 17, 2014

Margaret Dillon, an energy consultant from Jaffrey, emphasized Saturday that if you are pursuing energy projects just to save money, like with solar arrays or geothermal heating, you often lose sight of other, sometimes larger benefits of renewable … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Greenfield: Ayotte to speak, hike at Crotched today

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will join stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor industry and forestry industry, members of the conservation community, and local officials for a roundtable discussion today at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield at 9:30 a.m. The focus will be on the economic benefit of preserving … 0

Lyndeborough: ‘Significant Trees’ group works to restore preservation

Monday, October 13, 2014

A local group has turned its eye to a state-preserved stand of dogwood trees, to discuss the best ways to bring the overgrown area back to its former glory. The Significant Trees of Wilton and Lyndeborough group originally formed after the cutting of a 200-year-old oak tree in … 0

Jaffrey: Cutting to the Corps

Monday, September 29, 2014

JAFFREY — A short walk from the entrance to Children’s Woods on Stratton Road, there are a group of people busily working among huge logs of hemlock. The logs have been felled and dragged to their current location … 0

Reimer’s REason: Don’t let nuisance law come down on you

Friday, September 26, 2014

You have probably heard of the legal concept of “nuisance.” Maybe your neighbor’s rooster seems like a nuisance. Maybe the noise, traffic, and dust from the quarry next door are bothersome. Maybe someone has called your unruly dog a nuisance. You don’t want to be a nuisance. Being … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: The speckled beauty: Hope in a stream of challenges

Friday, September 26, 2014

As birds are flying south and deer are in the rut, another species is moving in the quest to fulfill its life cycle. The Eastern brook trout is swimming its way upstream, into little brooks that wind through … 0