Environment

Bobcat’s Tail: Six things to do before summer is over

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer slides into place and we settle in, enjoying long days and easy times. By the time we’ve caught our breath and recall the distant memories of dirty snowbanks, we glance at the calendar. It’s late July, leaving a month or so of summer, depending on how you define it. With only a few weeks left, what are you going … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from time to time. In New Hampshire law, there is something called “timber trespass.” Timber trespass … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 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

Peterborough / sharon: Recycling numbers for December, by ton

Friday, January 23, 2015

Through the efforts of Peterborough and Sharon recyclers for the month of December a total of 261.64 tons have been recycled. ∎ Newspaper - 4.48 ∎ Cardboard - 11.7 ∎ Mixed Paper - 18.72 ∎ Plastics - 2.43 ∎ Aluminum cans - .58 ∎ Steel Cans - 1.76 ∎ Food Waste - 1.56 ∎ Glass … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Some Dams Need to Go

Friday, January 23, 2015

Follow any stream around here and sooner or later, it’ll be blocked by a dam. If that stream itself isn’t held back by a dam, the river it feeds is jammed with a dozen or more dams, blocking … 0