Environment

Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Peterborough: Campers cut wood for those in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A dozen teenagers from the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield gathered at the River Center in Peterborough Tuesday to cut, split and stack firewood for needy families. The River Center Wood Bank has been operational for the past three years, utilizing volunteers — typically adolescents — in order to harvest firewood to … 0

Peterborough: Storybook walk through Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All are invited to take a self-guided storybook walk along an easy section of the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail in Peterborough. The featured book is “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow,” written by Joyce Sinclair and illustrated by local artist Beth Krommes. Pages from the story are laid out along the … 0

Rindge: Warning issued for Lake Monomonac

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A cyanobacteria warning was issued for Lake Monomonac by the Department of Environmental Services Monday afternoon, discouraging any contact with the water by residents or pets. This warning is intended as a precautionary measure to prevent short-term exposure to cyanobacteria toxins, which can cause irritation of skin and … 0

Their passion is in the woods

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

In Karen Bennett’s profession, many clients aren’t quite sure what they want. “Many people, when they call the county forester, they don’t know what they want — and those are some of my favorite visits. You can give … 0

Peterborough: Recycling numbers for month of April

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled a total of 66.36 tons in the month of April. Tons of: Newspaper - 3.84 Cardboard - 7.8 Mixed Paper - 21.06 Plastics - 3.42 Aluminum cans - .58 Steel Cans - 1.32 Food Waste - 1.14 Glass -21 Textiles - 6.2 By … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Game cameras: a tool for research, conservation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Game cameras are one of the coolest gadgets to reach the wildlife—lovers’ market. These handy motion—activated cameras have come a long way in the past 15 years, evolving from clunky film relics to high—tech tools with apps that … 0

Peterborough: Three-strikes policy at Recycling Center

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New policies in place at the Recycling Center regulate how residents turn another’s trash into their treasure. The Recycling Center task force, formed in fall of 2014, developed policies for how items discarded at the Recycling Center are reserved. It also established a three-strike rule, approved … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Keene: Wildflower walk at Horatio Colony

Friday, April 24, 2015

Before trees fully develop their leaves, which shade the understory, ephemeral spring wildflowers grow and bloom. On May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, discover some of these New England floral gems on a hike with Emily Hague of the Monadnock Conservancy and Antioch University intern. This hike … 0

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on … 1