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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Peterborough: Groundwater cleanup ongoing

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Since mid-April, construction trailers have lined the former railroad bed at the edge of the New Hampshire Ball Bearings plant on Route 202, as workers install tubing to create what’s known as a “permeable reactive barrier” — an underground wall of iron particles intended to treat contaminated groundwater. “It’s like the … 0

Peterborough: Off to market

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Green Living: That global coffee with a splash of local flavor

Monday, December 30, 2013

As 2013 comes to a delicious close, I cannot resist indulging in a bit of sweet celebration. The parade of seasonal holidays may be winding down, but from where I’m standing, the magic of winter is just warming … 0

Viewpoint: Really small and good beer to be found in New Hampshire

Monday, December 30, 2013

Once known as a “beer wasteland,” New Hampshire is making its mark in the world of good beer. Becoming the first state in the nation to license “nanobreweries” is part of the reason. Smaller than a microbrewery, a nanobrewery produces less than 2,000 barrels of beer annually. That’s … 0

Peterborough: Solar expansion

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sitting atop the Microspec Corporation building on Route 202 in Peterborough are four mounted solar panels, gleaming even in the pale winter sunlight. On the side of the building, another 36-module unit catches the sunlight from the south. … 0

Exploring nature’s classroom

Monday, December 30, 2013

On one of the coldest mornings in December, a bus from South Meadow School in Peterborough stops along a remote stretch of Old Greenfield Road and unloads a few dozen eighth graders. From the warmth of the bus, … 0

Keene: Animal adaptation program set

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve will host a Winter Adaptation Program on Jan. 11, from at 10 a.m. to noon. Find out what unique adaptations animals use to survive the long and cold New England winters. Participants will look for signs of animals and learn about what strategies … 0

Keene: Registration open for Climate Conference

Monday, December 30, 2013

Registration is now open for the LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference to be hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on May 19 to 21, 2014, in Manchester. Participants will learn how to use related tools and best practices to help … 0

Peterborough: Recycling saved $11,840 last month

Monday, December 30, 2013

Peterborough and Sharon residents have recycled at total of 63.45 tons through the Peterborough Recycling Center. By category and by tons, the recycled materials include newspaper (4.48 tons), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (16.38), plastics (2.31), aluminum cans (0.2), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), textiles (4.96) … 0

New England stormwater issues to be addressed

Monday, December 30, 2013

This fall, the New England Water Works Association, New England Water Environment Association, and New England chapter of the American Public Works Association formed the New England Stormwater Collaborative. The group will identify and determine New England-wide stormwater educational and informational needs, and ways the collaborative can most … 0

Peterborough: No rebound in sight for bats

Monday, December 9, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — In 2006, New England states started observing a disturbing trend in the local population of bats — a fatal new fungus was killing off thousands of bats across several species lines. Seven years later, more is … 0

Parasites have moose in their crosshairs

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Hampshire sits right on the line — just southern enough to support a deer population, and just northern enough to also spot the occasional moose. But as recent milder winters have caused the local deer population to … 0