Environment

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 … 0

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 … 1

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. … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Hancock: Salamander Brigade training

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Harris Center Offers Two “Salamander Crossing Brigades” Volunteer TrainingsAs the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys … 0

Antrim: Library planting talk set for Saturday

Thursday, March 19, 2015

To kick off the second year of the Tuttle Library Seed Lending Program, UNH Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator, Jeremy Delisle, will be speaking at the Tuttle Library in Antrim on March 28 at 11 a.m. Delisle will cover a variety of topics including vegetable types, soil testing and … 0

Nominations sought for N.H. Audubon awards

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Hampshire Audubon’s Board of Trustees seeks nominations for the Tudor Richards and Goodhue-Elkins awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the membership. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2015. The Tudor Richards Award is presented annually to the person who best exemplifies Tudor’s love and … 0

Solar Up offers workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission has announced a new pilot program called Solar Up NH. A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, at SNHPC. Solar Up NH is based on a residential group purchasing model designed to bring down the cost of solar … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0