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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

The Bobcat’s Tail: Five great summer hikes

Friday, June 20, 2014

With summer officially here and the days getting warmer, it’s time to start planning a few hikes. So, here, in no particular order, are a few great hikes to get you thinking. Oh, and this skips one of … 0

Hancock: Upcoming Harris Center events

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Wild, Historical Tea Party Hancock, Friday Andrea Marshall, professional wild foraging instructor, will teach children and families basic concepts of sustainable and ethical wild foraging. We’ll learn to identify safe and nutritious plants that have been historically enjoyed by humans in tea, root beer, salad, soup, and … 0

Green: The country girl and the city boy

Friday, June 20, 2014

I’m a “country girl” married to a “city boy.” Dave grew up in a Boston suburb, blighted by neglect, pollution, high rents, and sprawl. New Hampshire and Maine were places to get away to, to steal a break … 0

Greenville: Sewer rate for estates up $1.27

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENVILLE — Sewer rates for the Greenville Estates housing development will be rising by $1.27 this year, set by the Select Board as $6.05 per 1,000 gallons of usage during a public hearing on Wednesday. Greenville Estates pays … 0

Peterborough: Private well survey now online

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Residents who have private wells are being encouraged to participate in a survey being conducted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College that’s intended to develop information about exposure to contaminants in private well water. Information from the survey will be used by the … 0

JAFFREY-RINDGE: Recycling policy expands

Monday, June 9, 2014

Less than a year ago, Conant High School in Jaffrey did not practice recycling. As of today, the school has filled a four-cubic-yard recycling container 11 times, which translates into tons and tons of paper, cardboard, plastic, cans … 0

Peterborough: Volunteer Day at Cornucopia Garden

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Cornucopia Project will be holding an all-day volunteer day on Saturday, May 31st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornucopia Community Garden on Elm Street. All skill levels are welcome to pitch in to build … 0

Greenfield: SOMETHING’S BREWING

Monday, May 12, 2014

The smell of coffee permeates the small building of the Northeast Cafe in New Boston. A perfectly normal scent for a cafe, but in this case, it’s not coming from freshly-poured cups of coffee. Instead, it is coming … 0

Hancock: Porcupine sighting on Kimball Road

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lunchtime! A hungry porcupine tries some Maple buds for lunch, outside a Kimball Road house in Hancock recently. … 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