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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 trail to read as you go, providing … 0

Dublin: ConCom battles invasives

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is working toward the eradication of two invasive plant species. Plans to quell the growth of Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Conservation Commission deciding to use herbicides to fight knotweed and insects to battle loosestrife. “The effect of last year’s spraying … 0

Francestown: Residential solar options expand

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Residents in Francestown will soon be able to install solar panels on or next to their homes for an average of $1,500 less than standard installation costs, as a part of a new solar pilot program. Francestown will host a Solar Up launch event on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town offices. The event will give interested residents an opportunity to meet … 1

Rindge: Residents voice concerns about pipeline impact

Monday, March 30, 2015

RINDGE — Residents came out in full force Wednesday to air their grievances to Kinder Morgan about its proposed gas pipeline. With a crowd of over 100 people in attendance at Kinder Morgan’s informational meeting, the town stood unified in saying that the pipeline was not wanted nor … 0

Mason: Kinder Morgan proposes natural gas for Mason

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MASON — Many residents were outraged with Kinder Morgan representatives at an informational presentation Tuesday, after company officials said bringing the proposed pipeline and lateral line through town would directly benefit the community. According to Kinder Morgan Director … 0

Dublin: ConCom still seeking environment consultant

Monday, March 23, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission discussed alternative ways to fund the hire of an environmental consultant who would be tasked with evaluating town-owned land, after a corresponding petition article was shot down by voters at Town Meeting. The … 0

Hancock: Salamander Brigade training

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Harris Center Offers Two “Salamander Crossing Brigades” Volunteer TrainingsAs the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys … 0

Antrim: Library planting talk set for Saturday

Thursday, March 19, 2015

To kick off the second year of the Tuttle Library Seed Lending Program, UNH Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator, Jeremy Delisle, will be speaking at the Tuttle Library in Antrim on March 28 at 11 a.m. Delisle will cover a variety of topics including vegetable types, soil testing and … 0

Nominations sought for N.H. Audubon awards

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Hampshire Audubon’s Board of Trustees seeks nominations for the Tudor Richards and Goodhue-Elkins awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the membership. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2015. The Tudor Richards Award is presented annually to the person who best exemplifies Tudor’s love and … 0

Solar Up offers workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission has announced a new pilot program called Solar Up NH. A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, at SNHPC. Solar Up NH is based on a residential group purchasing model designed to bring down the cost of solar … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0

Hancock/Keene: Waterfowl safari Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015

On Saturday, residents are invited to join the 32nd Annual Waterfowl Safari along the Connecticut River. Through carpools and a little walking, the group is likely to see a variety of ducks and other species northward-bound in spring migration. The Safari will have two groups, one heading north … 0