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Environment

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities of Houston, Texas and Beaverton, Oregon, and … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New Hampshire. In fact, they are one of the most common mammals in the Granite State. … 0

Peterborough: Making smart energy choices

Monday, November 17, 2014

Margaret Dillon, an energy consultant from Jaffrey, emphasized Saturday that if you are pursuing energy projects just to save money, like with solar arrays or geothermal heating, you often lose sight of other, sometimes larger benefits of renewable energy. These range from just lowering a building’s longterm maintenance costs to reducing greenhouse gases … 0

Jaffrey: gift of memory

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Those that regularly pick up the paper will recognize the name of Joe Steinfield. For more than eight years, the stories of his family history, life’s little coincidences and daily observations have been part of the makeup of … 0

Peterborough: Rotary sponsors Cruz-In

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Peterborough Rotary Club will continue their annual Cruz-In event for the fourth season this summer. The first Enhanced Cruz-in event of the year will be on Sunday in Depot Square, downtown Peterborough from 9 a.m. to 1 … 0

Jaffrey:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The sunset Tuesday night highlighted Mount Monadnock’s features from a Jaffrey view on Mountain Road. … 0

Region: Time to beware of bears

Thursday, April 24, 2014

N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are reminding area residents that bears are now out and have resumed looking for easy meals. Natural food supplies are in short supply in early spring and as a result, bears are raiding bird feeders, dumpsters, chicken coops, etc. In order to … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Staring into the Eyes of the Eastern Coyote

Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was a bright Saturday afternoon in March when my son and I were driving home from a fairly remote spot in Hancock. We were on our way back from pulling a disk of images from my game … 0

Monadnock Earth Journal: Ubuntu: What it means to be human

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ubuntu. The word doesn’t translate perfectly into English, but in the Nguni languages of southern Africa, it is the sum of all it means to be human, to be one of the human family. It means even though … 0

Reimers Reason: A few tips on participating in planning and zoning hearings

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some proposed developments generate a lot of interest, and the planning and zoning board hearings considering those developments often are crowded and, sometimes, contentious. Often, landowners who abut a proposed development have concerns that the development will have … 0

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional … 0