Environment

Bobcat’s Tail: Some Dams Need to Go

Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow any stream around here and sooner or later, it’ll be blocked by a dam. If that stream itself isn’t held back by a dam, the river it feeds is jammed with a dozen or more dams, blocking fish, altering natural flow regimes and sometimes putting downstream communities at risk. Every river and major tributary in the Monadnock Region is … 0

Conservation: Legislative breakfast for conservation, Feb. 8

Friday, January 23, 2015

Conservation NH will host their 8th Annual “Green Eggs and New HAM-shire” Legislative Breakfast at the Grappone Center on Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. Conservation NH will bring together lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and the general public to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues state legislators face in the upcoming session and beyond. What can we agree on? What … 0

Wilton: Proposed deal with Milford causes rift

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wilton Water Commission is in contention with the town of Milford over a proposed agreement regarding the two town’s shared sewer and water responsibilities. Wilton currently uses Milford’s wastewater treatment plant to process their sewer. Because there is overlap between the two towns, with each town servicing some customers in both towns, the two towns are required to have a intermunicipal agreement. … 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

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 … 1

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 … 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 … 0

Peterborough: Recycled cassette is link to a family’s past

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Caitlin Selby and her 9-year-old daughter Lucy recently stumbled on a treasure while sifting through used cassette tapes at the Mini Mall, or swap shop at the Peterborough Recycling Center. In between used albums by Wham! and Sting … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: 100 years since the last passenger pigeon

Friday, August 22, 2014

Imagine for a minute a bird that flies in flocks so enormous that they blot out the sun, taking hours to pass and in such intensity of sound that you’d swear a freight train was passing near. Imagining … 0

Keene: Antioch alums beat back beech to help restore woods

Friday, August 22, 2014

The American beech is a stalwart of the New England forest and a favorite of wildlife who thrive on its mast crop, beechnuts. But today the beech, threatened by disease, often ends up as a scrubby and aggressive competitor and pushes out other tree species. An intern for … 0

Concord: New report: Electric cars are putting the brakes on pollution

Friday, August 22, 2014

Electric vehicles could prevent more than 162,000 metric tons of climate-changing carbon pollution annually in New Hampshire by 2025, according to a new Environment New Hampshire report. That’s the equivalent of saving more than 18 million gallons of gasoline per year, or eliminating tailpipe pollution from 34,000 of … 0