Environment

The Wilton Energy Committee is seeking a grant to look at energy conservation possibilities in the Town Hall.

Wilton: Audit to target Town Hall’s energy usage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WILTON — The town will be looking at ways to improve energy efficiency at the Town Hall, the Select Board decided Monday night. They will start with an energy audit, which could lead to a warrant request for energy upgrades at this year’s Town Meeting. During the board’s meeting on Monday night, Select Board member Rick Swanson said he supported efforts to make the building energy efficient. “We spend $100,000 on electricity and heating oil every year, and that’s significant,” he said. The Wilton Energy Committee noted that they have identified and applied for a $1,000 grant but will need an additional $600 to complete … 0

Conservation: Watcher of the water

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meg Harrington looked frazzled late that August morning. The 22-year-old conservation biologist, on her last survey of the summer, combed Pleasant Pond in her kayak for over an hour. Harrington was searching for a pair of the blackish-blue and checkered-white loons and their furry brown chicks. She found cracked eggshells in a cove … 0

Jaffrey: Farmers Market suspends operations with plans to reinvent in 2015

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Jaffrey Community Farmers Market is suspending operations for the remainder of the 2014 season. “A late crop season, a lack of market patrons coupled with a dwindling the number of available farmers at the Saturday time has led to an overall decline in weekly traffic at the market this season,” explained volunteer market manager Bill Humphrey. Humphrey has worked to promote the … 0

Peterborough: Yard waste boosts recycling

Monday, January 27, 2014

Peterborough and Sharon residents recycled 391.68 tons in December. The elevated December figure includes yard waste from the spring and fall. Measured in tons, recycled materials included n ewspaper (4.48), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (17.94), plastics (2.7), aluminum cans (0.4), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), … 0

Green Living: Where that road salt ends up

Monday, January 27, 2014

There is a lot of salt on the roads this time of year. Salt reduces the freezing point of water, so it is useful for keeping our roads, parking lots, and sidewalks free of ice. Salt is also cheap, so we tend to use a lot of it. … 0

Keene: Students promote community solar

Monday, January 27, 2014

This spring, a group of five students from Antioch University New England are teaming up with the Monadnock Sustainability Network to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. The name of the project is the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative, or MCSi, which reflects the strong focus on community … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Name that scat

Monday, January 27, 2014

To be clear, let’s talk about animal poop – also known as wildlife scat. Sure, you can tell a lot from tracks, browse and other wildlife sign, but finding a single scat is like reading a whole chapter … 0

Green Living: Discover your own connection to natural world

Monday, January 27, 2014

A bit of wisdom I read in school, and came across again recently, is that a person won’t protect what they don’t love, and they can’t love what they don’t know. I’ve found this to be true of the forests, mountains and lakes of our Monadnock, and even … 0

Francestown: Hold on recyclables is over

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The town’s Transfer Station was a backed up for a couple days when mixed paper and plastic recyclables were not picked up as scheduled. The Transfer Station was still accepting trash and can-like recyclables on Jan. 4 and 5, but anyone who wanted to bring any … 0

Jaffrey:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Snow falls Thursday morning on Cheshire Pond off Route 202. And, snow begins to build up on Route 202 in Jaffrey on Thursday by Howard Memorial Park. … 0

Antrim: Ordinance could revive Antrim Wind project

Monday, December 30, 2013

ANTRIM — Wind energy may get a new life in Antrim after a petition warrant article with 42 signatures was submitted to go before voters at Town Meeting in March. The language asks residents to amend the zoning … 0

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 up. One of the best feelings in the world is … 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