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Environment

The Wilton Energy Committee is seeking a grant to look at energy conservation possibilities in the Town Hall.

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for energy upgrades at this year’s Town Meeting. During the board’s meeting on Monday night, Select Board member Rick Swanson said he supported efforts to make the building energy efficient. “We spend $100,000 on electricity and heating oil every year, and that’s significant,” he said. The Wilton Energy Committee noted that they have identified and applied for a $1,000 grant but will need an additional $600 to complete … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove … 0

Jaffrey: Farmers Market suspends operations with plans to reinvent in 2015

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Jaffrey Community Farmers Market is suspending operations for the remainder of the 2014 season. “A late crop season, a lack of market patrons coupled with a dwindling the number of available farmers at the Saturday time has led to an overall decline in weekly traffic at the market this season,” explained volunteer market manager Bill Humphrey. Humphrey has worked to promote the … 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

Region: Time to beware of bears

Thursday, April 24, 2014

N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are reminding area residents that bears are now out and have resumed looking for easy meals. Natural food supplies are in short supply in early spring and as a result, bears are raiding bird feeders, dumpsters, chicken coops, etc. In order to … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Staring into the Eyes of the Eastern Coyote

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was a bright Saturday afternoon in March when my son and I were driving home from a fairly remote spot in Hancock. We were on our way back from pulling a disk of images from my game … 0

Monadnock Earth Journal: Ubuntu: What it means to be human

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ubuntu. The word doesn’t translate perfectly into English, but in the Nguni languages of southern Africa, it is the sum of all it means to be human, to be one of the human family. It means even though … 0

Reimers Reason: A few tips on participating in planning and zoning hearings

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some proposed developments generate a lot of interest, and the planning and zoning board hearings considering those developments often are crowded and, sometimes, contentious. Often, landowners who abut a proposed development have concerns that the development will have … 0

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led … 0