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Environment

Lyndeborough: ‘It just keeps on growing’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the top of Stew Ross’ porch spills the leafy green limbs of his Yellow Sungold cherry tomato plant. Within arm’s reach, green tomatoes are growing, and yellow buds are still sprouting in the mid-September morning. It wouldn’t be an uncommon sight for a backyard gardener — except for the fact that Ross’ porch is on the second floor, and the tomato plant is planted in the ground, 16 feet below. At 82 years old, Ross said he doesn’t have the ability to maintain and upkeep a big garden. But he is able to keep a small potted tomato plant on his porch, which he … 0

Peterborough: Task force to review town’s ‘picking’ policy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner presented several scenarios about a 30-year-old copper pot at the Select Board’s meeting Tuesday to illustrate her office’s concerns about the practice of “picking” at the Recycling Center. In one scenario, a 53-year-old Peterborough resident tries to take home the pot, but the Recycling Center’s staff informs … 0

Peterborough: Two dams of cultural significance are up for inspection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — When Rodney Bartlett first spoke to the public about inspecting the two-centuries-old Transcript Dam downtown and the North Village Dam, the director of public works proposed breaching one of the dams, if found too costly to repair. Breaching and flooding the dam would destroy it. At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, Bartlett … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

Speaker: ‘Forests are essential’

Monday, August 11, 2014

JAFFREY — Jane Difley, president of the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests, said one of her organization’s present goals is for those living in cities to care as much about conserving forests as those living … 0

Harrisville: Art for Water explores new ways to spread its message

Monday, July 28, 2014

When Harrisville artist Christine Destrempes first became really aware of the impending world water crisis in 2002, she decided to spread her awareness through art. But Destrempes’ artistic style wasn’t allowing her to say everything she wanted, she … 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