Environment

Rindge: Residents voice concerns about pipeline impact

Monday, March 30, 2015

RINDGE — Residents came out in full force Wednesday to air their grievances to Kinder Morgan about its proposed gas pipeline. With a crowd of over 100 people in attendance at Kinder Morgan’s informational meeting, the town stood unified in saying that the pipeline was not wanted nor needed in Rindge. “How do you deal with publicly held land?” asked Selectwoman Roberta Oeser. “Do you just take it? The Select … 0

Mason: Kinder Morgan proposes natural gas for Mason

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MASON — Many residents were outraged with Kinder Morgan representatives at an informational presentation Tuesday, after company officials said bringing the proposed pipeline and lateral line through town would directly benefit the community. According to Kinder Morgan Director of Business Development Curtis Cole, bringing the pipeline through the town allows for future residential … 0

Dublin: ConCom still seeking environment consultant

Monday, March 23, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission discussed alternative ways to fund the hire of an environmental consultant who would be tasked with evaluating town-owned land, after a corresponding petition article was shot down by voters at Town Meeting. The article, introduced by the Conservation Committee, did not have the support of the Budget Committee … 0

Wilton: Proposed deal with Milford causes rift

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wilton Water Commission is in contention with the town of Milford over a proposed agreement regarding the two town’s shared sewer and water responsibilities. Wilton currently uses Milford’s wastewater treatment plant to process their sewer. Because there is overlap between the two towns, with each town servicing … 0

Jaffrey: Thorndike Pond property conserved

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Monadnock Conservancy recently announced the donation of a conservation easement from Susan and David Lawrence and family, protecting a total 21.9 acres on Thorndike Pond in Jaffrey. The property has been in Susan Lawrence’s family since 1904. … 0

Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the … 0

Peterborough: Solar array construction is now underway

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction began last week on the largest solar array in New Hampshire, which will have about 3,100 solar modules on the former sewage lagoons on Pheasant Road. Jordan Macy, Borrego Solar’s site superintendent for the project, … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Greenfield: Ayotte to speak, hike at Crotched today

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will join stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor industry and forestry industry, members of the conservation community, and local officials for a roundtable discussion today at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield at 9:30 a.m. The focus will be on the economic benefit of preserving … 0