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Environment

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 was a tape with a handwritten label, “Poetry – Swift Corwin Jr.” Corwin was Selby’s longtime neighbor, starting all the way back … 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 is the now only way you can experience the passenger pigeon. It has been extinct … 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 the Monadnock Conservancy and a new graduate of Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental … 0

Greenville: Sewer rate for estates up $1.27

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENVILLE — Sewer rates for the Greenville Estates housing development will be rising by $1.27 this year, set by the Select Board as $6.05 per 1,000 gallons of usage during a public hearing on Wednesday. Greenville Estates pays … 0

Peterborough: Private well survey now online

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Residents who have private wells are being encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College that’s intended to develop information about exposure to contaminants in private well water. Information from the survey will be used by the … 0

JAFFREY-RINDGE: Recycling policy expands

Monday, June 9, 2014

Less than a year ago, Conant High School in Jaffrey did not practice recycling. As of today, the school has filled a four-cubic-yard recycling container 11 times, which translates into tons and tons of paper, cardboard, plastic, cans … 0

Peterborough: Volunteer Day at Cornucopia Garden

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Cornucopia Project will be holding an all-day volunteer day on Saturday, May 31st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornucopia Community Garden on Elm Street. All skill levels are welcome to pitch in to build … 0

Greenfield: SOMETHING’S BREWING

Monday, May 12, 2014

The smell of coffee permeates the small building of the Northeast Cafe in New Boston. A perfectly normal scent for a cafe, but in this case, it’s not coming from freshly-poured cups of coffee. Instead, it is coming … 0

Hancock: Porcupine sighting on Kimball Road

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lunchtime! A hungry porcupine tries some Maple buds for lunch, outside a Kimball Road house in Hancock recently. … 0

Farmers’ markets set to begin this week

Monday, May 12, 2014

The sun is out, and across the region, green things are springing from the earth. This week marks the opening for many open-air farmers’ markets around the region, where not only local growers, but also craftsmen and producers … 0

Jaffrey: gift of memory

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Those that regularly pick up the paper will recognize the name of Joe Steinfield. For more than eight years, the stories of his family history, life’s little coincidences and daily observations have been part of the makeup of … 0

Peterborough: Rotary sponsors Cruz-In

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Peterborough Rotary Club will continue their annual Cruz-In event for the fourth season this summer. The first Enhanced Cruz-in event of the year will be on Sunday in Depot Square, downtown Peterborough from 9 a.m. to 1 … 0

Jaffrey:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The sunset Tuesday night highlighted Mount Monadnock’s features from a Jaffrey view on Mountain Road. … 0