Environment

Lyndeborough: ‘It just keeps on growing’

Monday, September 15, 2014

Over the top of Stew Ross’ porch spills the leafy green limbs of his Yellow Sungold cherry tomato plant. Within arm’s reach, green tomatoes are growing, and yellow buds are still sprouting in the mid-September morning. It wouldn’t be an uncommon sight for a backyard gardener — except for the fact that Ross’ porch is on the second floor, and the tomato plant is planted in the ground, 16 feet below. At 82 years old, Ross said he doesn’t have the ability to maintain and upkeep a big garden. But he is able to keep a small potted tomato plant on his porch, which he … 0

Peterborough: Task force to review town’s ‘picking’ policy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner presented several scenarios about a 30-year-old copper pot at the Select Board’s meeting Tuesday to illustrate her office’s concerns about the practice of “picking” at the Recycling Center. In one scenario, a 53-year-old Peterborough resident tries to take home the pot, but the Recycling Center’s staff informs … 0

Peterborough: Two dams of cultural significance are up for inspection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — When Rodney Bartlett first spoke to the public about inspecting the two-centuries-old Transcript Dam downtown and the North Village Dam, the director of public works proposed breaching one of the dams, if found too costly to repair. Breaching and flooding the dam would destroy it. At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, Bartlett … 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

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