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Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

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 snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 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 inside her farm stand. McLeod quickly noticed this apple wasn’t just any larger, wider apple. … 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 New Hampshire’s natural resources and protecting outdoor recreational lands. Ayotte will discuss her efforts to … 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

The Bobcat’s Tail: Five great summer hikes

Friday, June 20, 2014

With summer officially here and the days getting warmer, it’s time to start planning a few hikes. So, here, in no particular order, are a few great hikes to get you thinking. Oh, and this skips one of … 0

Hancock: Upcoming Harris Center events

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Wild, Historical Tea Party Hancock, Friday Andrea Marshall, professional wild foraging instructor, will teach children and families basic concepts of sustainable and ethical wild foraging. We’ll learn to identify safe and nutritious plants that have been historically enjoyed by humans in tea, root beer, salad, soup, and … 0

Green: The country girl and the city boy

Friday, June 20, 2014

I’m a “country girl” married to a “city boy.” Dave grew up in a Boston suburb, blighted by neglect, pollution, high rents, and sprawl. New Hampshire and Maine were places to get away to, to steal a break … 0