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Pipeline: What’s to be done?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some people may be asking, “What can I do to have my voice heard on the pipeline?” Whether you are for or against the plan, here are some ways to get involved. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the final authority on interstate natural gas pipelines — will be accepting written comment on the Northeast Energy Direct project through Oct. 16. Here’s what to do: Go to elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/docket_search.asp online and …

Pipeline: Voices from the pipeline path

Monday, October 5, 2015

Darren Coppel and his partner Patricia Canaday had big plans for their property when they moved to New Ipswich in April of 2014. Their sprawling home seemed perfect to transform into a bed and breakfast, and the surrounding land was ideal to bring back to glory and fill with farm animals and gardens. …

PUC OKs utilities contract

Monday, October 5, 2015

The N.H. Public Utilities Commission Friday approved an agreement that allows Liberty Utilities to source gas from a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the Monadnock region. The PUC announced that it approved a 20-year contract between the two companies that would allow 115,000 dekatherms per day of gas to go to Liberty Utilities if the pipeline is approved. The approval …

Birth announcement: Ryker Benji Somero

Monday, September 28, 2015

Born at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough: SOMERO: A boy, Ryker Benji, to Darrel and Katelyn (Henault) Somero of New Ipswich, Sept. 4, 2015. Grandparents are Benji and Shirley Henault, and Todd and Marla Somero, all of New Ipswich. …

Viewpoint: Kinder Morgan pipeline: A citizen’s perspective

Friday, October 2, 2015

Since this project was moved to Southern New Hampshire last December, we all have been inundated with information about it from all sides. I have attended several dozen informational sessions, hearings and community meetings. I have represented Temple …

Editorial: Just what is driving FERC?

Monday, October 5, 2015

The 1973 oil crisis, and the long gas lines that plagued that decade, brought attention to the fact that Americans need alternative sources of energy. At that time, price controls on natural gas — a readily available alternative — were too low to encourage its development. Something needed …

Viewpoint: Natural gas will benefit New Hampshire

Friday, October 2, 2015

Freezing temperatures. Never-ending snowfall. School and business closures. These are all stark reminders of winter in New England. For New Hampshire, a state that uses fuel oil as a key source of fuel, the economic impact of energy …

Birth announcement: Parker Grace Long

Monday, October 5, 2015

Born at Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Florida: LONG: A girl, Parker Grace, weighing 8 pounds, to Kevin and Abby (Saari) Long of Cocoa Beach, Sept. 2, 2015. She joins siblings Cameron, Harrison and Sydney. Grandparents are Ken …

Peterborough: Innovation and inspiration

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

To commemorate New Hampshire Manufacturing Week, the region will play host to several events to not only celebrate innovation, but also to inspire a younger generation. ConVal High School students will tour New Hampshire Ball Bearings. Conant students will tour Teleflex. And Mascenic students will tour Millipore. “Within …

Rindge: Pipeline foes stay true at FPU

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RINDGE — As the end of the pre-filing comment period for the proposed Tennessee Gas natural gas pipeline approaches, Hillborough County was given one last chance to air concerns in person to the regulating agency that will have …

Wilton: Tipping point: Wilton agrees to oppose pipeline

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wilton has joined the roster of towns that have taken an official anti-pipeline stance. Wilton is not on the proposed pipeline route, but the pipeline comes within hundreds of feet of the Wilton border . The town and Select Board have not remained completely silent on the subject. …

Peterborough: Alvarez wins Bauhan poetry prize

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bauhan Publishing announced that Desiree Alvarez is the winner of the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. As a result, her collection “Devil’s Paintbrush” will be published by the press in 2016. This year’s judge was Mekeel …

New Ipswich police log: Oct. 1, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Sept. 18 911 hang-up: At 2:42 p.m., police responded to Tricnit Road for an open 911 line at SK Maintenance. Police found that it was a phone line that was not hung up. There were no issues. Animal control: At 4 p.m., police received a …