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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” — an underground wall of iron particles intended to treat contaminated groundwater. “It’s like the … 0

Peterborough: Off to market

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Moratorium on wind energy killed in House

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bill to put a moratorium on establishing any new wind projects or transmission lines in New Hampshire until the state establishes a comprehensive energy plan died on the House floor Wednesday. The bill would have kept the state’s Site Evaluation Committee from issuing permits to any company … 0

Keene: Free talk on elements of a sustainable culture

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mitchell Thomashow, teacher, author, executive consultant, and former chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England from 1976 to 2006, will speak at an Environmental Studies colloquium on Feb. 7. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held at 11:30 a.m. … 0

Peterborough: Yard waste boosts recycling

Monday, January 27, 2014

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled 391.68 tons in December. The elevated December figure includes yard waste from the spring and fall. Measured in tons, recycled materials included n ewspaper (4.48), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (17.94), plastics (2.7), aluminum cans (0.4), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), … 0

Green Living: Where that road salt ends up

Monday, January 27, 2014

There is a lot of salt on the roads this time of year. Salt reduces the freezing point of water, so it is useful for keeping our roads, parking lots, and sidewalks free of ice. Salt is also cheap, so we tend to use a lot of it. … 0

Keene: Students promote community solar

Monday, January 27, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Name that scat

Monday, January 27, 2014

To be clear, let’s talk about animal poop – also known as wildlife scat. Sure, you can tell a lot from tracks, browse and other wildlife sign, but finding a single scat is like reading a whole chapter … 0

Green Living: Discover your own connection to natural world

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bit of wisdom I read in school, and came across again recently, is that a person won’t protect what they don’t love, and they can’t love what they don’t know. I’ve found this to be true of the forests, mountains and lakes of our Monadnock, and even … 0

Francestown: Hold on recyclables is over

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The town’s Transfer Station was a backed up for a couple days when mixed paper and plastic recyclables were not picked up as scheduled. The Transfer Station was still accepting trash and can-like recyclables on Jan. 4 and 5, but anyone who wanted to bring any … 0

Jaffrey:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Snow falls Thursday morning on Cheshire Pond off Route 202. And, snow begins to build up on Route 202 in Jaffrey on Thursday by Howard Memorial Park. … 0

Antrim: Ordinance could revive Antrim Wind project

Monday, December 30, 2013

ANTRIM — Wind energy may get a new life in Antrim after a petition warrant article with 42 signatures was submitted to go before voters at Town Meeting in March. The language asks residents to amend the zoning … 0