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Ruth Behrsing and Peter Jones were the first two in Francestown to install solar panels as a part of the Solar Up program.

Francestown: Solar Up begins house installs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — A 16-panel solar array that takes up a considerable portion of one’s backyard may not be desirable to most, but for Ruth Behrsing and Peter Jones, the choice easy to make. “The more that we can do to be energy conscious, the better, said Behrsing, whose solar install went live a week and a half ago. “I don’t …

ConVal: School board to ‘hear both sides’

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board will not take a stance on a proposed natural gas pipeline sited near Temple Elementary School until it gives Kinder Morgan a chance to address the board. “As educators, we like to hear both sides in the classroom. We would like to hear both sides here,” said …

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo

Monday, August 10, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After nearly 40 years, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has redesigned its logo, replacing its black and white picture of its office on Wilton Road with a colored rendering of Mt. Monadnock and the Contoocook River. “We wanted something regionally noticeable that also showed movement,” said Executive Director Sean Ryan. …

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 …

Bobcat’s Tail: Game cameras: a tool for research, conservation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Game cameras are one of the coolest gadgets to reach the wildlife—lovers’ market. These handy motion—activated cameras have come a long way in the past 15 years, evolving from clunky film relics to high—tech tools with apps that …

Peterborough: Three-strikes policy at Recycling Center

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — New policies in place at the Recycling Center regulate how residents turn another’s trash into their treasure. The Recycling Center task force, formed in fall of 2014, developed policies for how items discarded at the Recycling Center are reserved. It also established a three-strike rule, approved …

Bobcat’s Tail: Hanging in the balance: support for Fish and Game

Friday, April 24, 2015

While our streams and forests are springing to life, the Statehouse halls in Concord are stirring with conversations about New Hampshire’s commitment to wildlife. In the N.H. Senate, the House and the governor’s office, they’re talking about how …

ML: Healthy changes in the ongoing food discourse

Friday, April 24, 2015

This month I’d like to give the spotlight to Samantha Bureau, a Franklin Pierce University psychology student and athlete with whom I had the pleasure of presenting at the first Farm to Institution New England Summit on April …

ML: MtBE: The gas additive that is hard to remove

Friday, April 24, 2015

I barely remember leaded gasoline. All I really remember is being in the backseat of my mother’s Pinto and the question being posed: “Leaded or unleaded?” Lead is harmful to humans, so the federal Clean Air Act required …

Keene: Wildflower walk at Horatio Colony

Friday, April 24, 2015

Before trees fully develop their leaves, which shade the understory, ephemeral spring wildflowers grow and bloom. On May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, discover some of these New England floral gems on a hike with Emily Hague of the Monadnock Conservancy and Antioch University intern. This hike …

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on …

Rindge: A pilgrimage for climate change

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Deeply rooted in religious practices, a group of Quakers from New England and beyond have converged at the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline route on a pilgrimage for climate change. A nearly 150-mile and 12-day journey across all …