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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 … 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

Hancock/Keene: Waterfowl safari Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015

On Saturday, residents are invited to join the 32nd Annual Waterfowl Safari along the Connecticut River. Through carpools and a little walking, the group is likely to see a variety of ducks and other species northward-bound in spring migration. The Safari will have two groups, one heading north … 0

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