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Peterborough: Storybook walk through Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All are invited to take a self-guided storybook walk along an easy section of the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail in Peterborough. The featured book is “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow,” written by Joyce Sinclair and illustrated by local artist Beth Krommes. Pages from the story are laid out along the trail to read as you go, providing … 0

Dublin: ConCom battles invasives

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is working toward the eradication of two invasive plant species. Plans to quell the growth of Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Conservation Commission deciding to use herbicides to fight knotweed and insects to battle loosestrife. “The effect of last year’s spraying … 0

Francestown: Residential solar options expand

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Residents in Francestown will soon be able to install solar panels on or next to their homes for an average of $1,500 less than standard installation costs, as a part of a new solar pilot program. Francestown will host a Solar Up launch event on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town offices. The event will give interested residents an opportunity to meet … 1

Francestown: Garden Club to hear mason bees talk

Friday, March 20, 2015

Join the Francestown Garden Club on Tuesday March 24 at 7 p.m. when President of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs Michelle Mensinger visits to educate attendees on the power of mason bees. The honeybee population is in … 0

Antrim: Grange ponders community garden

Monday, March 23, 2015

Antrim Grange has kicked off its second try at a community garden in town, members said, and this effort will focus on “location, location, location.” At a Wednesday night meeting that drew six members and eight non-members, the … 0

Peterborough: ML

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A picture of Peterborough’s Vintage but powerfull snowblower widening a road in Peterborough and i would ,along with many others i’m sure, Thank the Peterborough Highway Dept for keeping the town clear after one heck of a snowy … 0

Jaffrey: State demands action on Labin Ainsworth Dam

Monday, March 2, 2015

JAFFREY — Concerned residents and the Conservation Commission gathered Wednesday evening for a presentation by state and federal representatives, calling for removal of the 52-year-old Labin Ainsworth Dam located near the intersection of Gilmore Pond Road and Sandy … 0

Local farms already planting seeds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Despite still frigid temperatures and masses of snow covering frozen land, many local area farmers are already beginning to plant seeds to grow their crops for the upcoming season. Starting seeds, the process of planting and growing seeds … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0

Reimers Reason: Mixing it up with farmers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chances are, you’ve bought something directly from a farm in the past year. Maybe you picked up eggs or soup bones at Sunnyfield Farm, cheese at Boggy Meadow Farm, or your produce through 1780 Farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. There are more than 4,000 farms in New … 0

Winter 2015: Buried underneath

Monday, February 16, 2015

With snowfall nearing record levels after Saturday’s storms, and arctic winds now whistling in their wake, many in the Monadnock region aren’t letting the buildup of snow or frigid temperatures stop them. “As long as the machines keep … 0

To honor, or to hunt? Bobcat resurgence prompts multiple movements

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After bobcats nearly disappeared from New Hampshire several decades ago, their population is flourishing, according to a recently published study by the University of New Hampshire and the N.H. Dept. of Fish and Game. Because of this discovery, … 0

Rindge: Kinder Morgan open house is postponed

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kinder Morgan has postponed a scheduled open house that would have been held today, due to Monday’s inclement weather, which prevented their representatives from traveling. The open house, which was to be held tonight at Hidden Hills Banquet Facility in Rindge, has yet to be rescheduled, said Kinder … 1