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The changing foliage around a wetland in Francestown. Experts recommend leaf peeping around wet areas.

Nature's bounty: A look at fall foliage season

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

There is no perfect day in the fall season. Leaves will fade and fall on one tree, while they will remain green on another. The beauty is in the unpredictability and uniqueness of each day. “It’s the change that happens that is amazing,” said Steve Roberge, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension’s Cheshire County Forester, who has lived in New …

Jaffrey: Green thumb on campus

Monday, September 28, 2015

As Shannon Tremblay sits on a bench in front of the Jaffrey Grade School, she notices something out of the corner of her eye and immediately becomes distracted. “That will definitely be on my list for things to do next year,” says Tremblay, who gestures toward a grouping on unkempt bushes and plants …

Rindge: Parking for scoping an issue

Monday, September 28, 2015

With the final scoping session for Kinder Morgan’s proposed gas pipeline looming, Rindge town officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the venue’s parking constraints. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s scoping session will be held today at 6 at Franklin Pierce’s Field House. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the session will end at 11 p.m., regardless of how many people have yet …

Dublin: Con Comm works to fight knotweed

Monday, June 15, 2015

The battle against invasive Japanese knotweed in Dublin has been going on over the past four years, and a recent survey of the town by the Conservation Commission shows it has yielded great results. The knotweed problem in …

Grants critical for solar

Monday, June 15, 2015

Five Monadnock region projects are currently competing for grant or rebate funding from N.H. Public Utilities Commission for solar projects, totaling $2.92 million in requested funds to offset approximately $7.71 million in projected project costs. These grants and rebates are a part of a three-tiered program offered by …

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in …

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa …

Hancock: Harris Center: No cat trapping

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Harris Center has taken a stand against bobcat trapping, challenging N.H. Fish and Game Department’s rationale for considering reinstating a season. Meanwhile, the department’s commission has tabled the proposal because it recognizes the subject is controversial, said Fish and Game Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. “We do …

Dublin: Solar project moves forward

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DUBLIN — Yankee Publishing is moving forward with finalizing engineering plans for a proposed solar project, after the Planning Board granted two waivers Thursday. With the waivers in place — which minimizes the amount of land surveying that needs to be completed — Yankee Publishing is now working …

Peterborough: Arsenic levels high in local water

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Water from over 20 percent of artesian wells tested for arsenic has levels above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation of 10 parts per billion. “That wasn’t a surprise,” said Chair of the Water Resources Advisory Committee Beth Alpaugh-Cote, since this percentage is equivalent to the …

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 …

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 …

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 …