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Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate inside her farm stand. McLeod quickly noticed this apple wasn’t just any larger, wider apple. … 0

Greenfield: Ayotte to speak, hike at Crotched today

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will join stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor industry and forestry industry, members of the conservation community, and local officials for a roundtable discussion today at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield at 9:30 a.m. The focus will be on the economic benefit of preserving New Hampshire’s natural resources and protecting outdoor recreational lands. Ayotte will discuss her efforts to … 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

The Bobcat’s Tail: Right around the corner: the great amphibian migration

Friday, February 21, 2014

It may be late winter, but if you’re a fan of amphibians, you’re already thinking about spring. The Harris Center for Conservation Education is planning for this spring’s big amphibian migration by training volunteers to serve on salamander … 0

Concord: State forest nursery tree seedlings still available

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The New Hampshire State Forest Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, continues to accept orders for bare-root tree and shrub seedlings for delivery in spring 2014. Because of the popularity of the program and limited availability, some items have sold out. The Nursery … 0

Keene: Ecologist to speak on landscape design

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District will be hosting Jeff Littleton, the Principle Ecologist of Moosewood Ecological LLC in a talk exploring how to minimize impacts on the natural environment while creating an outdoor living space.   On March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keene Public Library, … 0