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Peterborough: Storybook walk through Saturday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All are invited to take a self-guided storybook walk along an easy section of the Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail in Peterborough. The featured book is “Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow,” written by Joyce Sinclair and illustrated by local artist Beth Krommes. Pages from the story are laid out along the trail to read as you go, providing … 0

Dublin: ConCom battles invasives

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is working toward the eradication of two invasive plant species. Plans to quell the growth of Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Conservation Commission deciding to use herbicides to fight knotweed and insects to battle loosestrife. “The effect of last year’s spraying … 0

Francestown: Residential solar options expand

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Residents in Francestown will soon be able to install solar panels on or next to their homes for an average of $1,500 less than standard installation costs, as a part of a new solar pilot program. Francestown will host a Solar Up launch event on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town offices. The event will give interested residents an opportunity to meet … 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

Conservation: Legislative breakfast for conservation, Feb. 8

Friday, January 23, 2015

Conservation NH will host their 8th Annual “Green Eggs and New HAM-shire” Legislative Breakfast at the Grappone Center on Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. Conservation NH will bring together lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and the general public to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues … 0

Wilton: Proposed deal with Milford causes rift

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wilton Water Commission is in contention with the town of Milford over a proposed agreement regarding the two town’s shared sewer and water responsibilities. Wilton currently uses Milford’s wastewater treatment plant to process their sewer. Because there is overlap between the two towns, with each town servicing … 0

Jaffrey: Thorndike Pond property conserved

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Monadnock Conservancy recently announced the donation of a conservation easement from Susan and David Lawrence and family, protecting a total 21.9 acres on Thorndike Pond in Jaffrey. The property has been in Susan Lawrence’s family since 1904. … 0

Mason: ConCom says no to pipeline

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MASON — The Mason Conservation Commission has come out in opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through southern New Hampshire, saying that the pipeline could impact several parcels of conserved land and threaten the … 0

Peterborough: Solar array construction is now underway

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction began last week on the largest solar array in New Hampshire, which will have about 3,100 solar modules on the former sewage lagoons on Pheasant Road. Jordan Macy, Borrego Solar’s site superintendent for the project, … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0