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Environment

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities of Houston, Texas and Beaverton, Oregon, and … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New Hampshire. In fact, they are one of the most common mammals in the Granite State. … 0

Peterborough: Making smart energy choices

Monday, November 17, 2014

Margaret Dillon, an energy consultant from Jaffrey, emphasized Saturday that if you are pursuing energy projects just to save money, like with solar arrays or geothermal heating, you often lose sight of other, sometimes larger benefits of renewable energy. These range from just lowering a building’s longterm maintenance costs to reducing greenhouse gases … 0

Peterborough: ‘Junk game’ getting tougher

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just before every school year, the Peterborough Recycling Center saves discarded three-ring binders for Elizabeth Hanson of Hancock. Hanson cleans and buffs the notebook binders, and delivers over 100 of them to the teachers of South Meadow School in Peterborough before the first day of school, saving the … 0

Speaker: ‘Forests are essential’

Monday, August 11, 2014

JAFFREY — Jane Difley, president of the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests, said one of her organization’s present goals is for those living in cities to care as much about conserving forests as those living … 0

Harrisville: Art for Water explores new ways to spread its message

Monday, July 28, 2014

When Harrisville artist Christine Destrempes first became really aware of the impending world water crisis in 2002, she decided to spread her awareness through art. But Destrempes’ artistic style wasn’t allowing her to say everything she wanted, she … 0

Reimers Reason: Hope floats at LakeFest

Friday, July 25, 2014

I must disclose that I have a personal interest in the subject matter of this month’s column. I am on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Lakes Association. On this coming Sunday, Aug. 3, N.H. Lakes is hosting its second annual LakeFest on Lake Winnipesaukee. I … 0

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Peterborough: Groundwater cleanup ongoing

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Since mid-April, construction trailers have lined the former railroad bed at the edge of the New Hampshire Ball Bearings plant on Route 202, as workers install tubing to create what’s known as a “permeable reactive barrier” … 0

Peterborough: Off to market

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Hancock: Educational programs on edible, medicinal plants and fungi

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock will offer two educational programs that will focus on local edible and medicinal plants and fungi: “Wild Historical Tea Party” for all ages on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., … 0

Monadnock region leads the way on renewable energy

Friday, June 20, 2014

There is a state law that requires electric utilities, such as Public Service Company of NH and Unitil, and competitive electricity suppliers to get a certain percentage of the electricity they distribute from renewable sources such as solar, … 0

Peterborough: Gardeners coming to town

Friday, June 20, 2014

On Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Cornucopia Project will host organic farmers and bestselling authors Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch at two community garden parties. The events will celebrate Cornucopia’s gardening partnerships with the Town of Peterborough and the ConVal School District with “open gardens” at … 0