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Monadnock Perspectives: Margaret Dillon – The ‘time bomb’ of climate change
03-28-2023 3:00 PM

By MARGARET DILLON

“A climate time bomb is clicking”.This is the statement made on March 20 by U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at the release of the sixth climate assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The assessment, which...


Monadnock Perspectives: Joel Huberman and Bruce Tucker – Why community power?
03-28-2023 2:00 PM

By JOEL HUBERMANand BRUCE TUCKER

In 1996, the New Hampshire Legislature enacted legislation which required New Hampshire utilities, such as Eversource, to give up ownership of their electricity-generating facilities. So now, every six months, Eversource goes out to the energy markets...


Mason Town Meeting adds money for storm cleanup
03-21-2023 5:26 PM

By ORIANA CAMARA

Mason Town Meeting approved all 19 articles before it Saturday morning, including making changes to the budget due to last week’s snowstorm.An amendment increased the emergency management budget from $1,500 to $31,500 to account for storm cleanup....


Lyndeborough Town Meeting approves all articles, including Keno
03-20-2023 3:59 PM

By KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS

The fierce snowstorm last week that dumped 30 inches in Lyndeborough postponed Tuesday’s election, but Town Meeting went off Saturday morning at Citizens’ Hall with about 60 residents in attendance.All the warrant articles passed, including a 38-6...


Nora Stanley to open MacDowell Downtown’s 20th season
02-28-2023 9:00 AM

By JONATHAN GOURLAY

Nora Stanley has been busy.At MacDowell for her first residency, the multi-instrumentalist and composer is taking time out from nonstop session work, gigging and touring in one of MacDowell’s composition studios. She’s composing some arrangements of...


Viewpoint: L. Phillips Runyon III – Rethinking who we honor on Presidents Day
02-16-2023 9:00 AM

By L. PHILLIPS RUNYON III

Presidents Day is upon us again -- the mashup holiday to give us all a February Monday off without being clear about just which presidents we're really honoring. I mean, there have been four presidents born in February -- George Washington and Abraham...


A history of ice harvesting in Cheshire County
02-14-2023 2:12 PM

By MEG GOURLEY

It’s that time of the year again! Time to begin the harvest of the first crop of the year – ice. But blessedly, it’s not 1910 and thanks to the marvels of modern refrigeration, the ice man cometh no more. But what did our forbears go through in trying...


Be the Change: John Letendre – Narcan’s role in fighting opioids
02-06-2023 3:34 PM

By JOHN LETENDRE

The United States has been struggling with an opioid epidemic for approximately two decades. Some say it was was brought on by the now-well-known opioid OxyContin. However, we have heard the names of many other opioids during this epidemic such as...


Jaffrey-Rindge King celebration focuses on environmental justice
01-18-2023 2:08 PM

By PEGGY UEDA

The Park Theatre’s Eppes Auditorium overflowed with a multigenerational crowd on Monday for “Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.,” with livestream to the lounge to accommodate additional audience.The theme this year, “Justice Everywhere,” from King’s...


Ashley Rose Humphreys of Lyndeborough competes at World University Games
01-16-2023 10:25 AM

By KATHLEEN HUMPHREYS

“It’s an honor to be representing Team USA” is what was most on the mind of Ashley Rose Humphreys of Lyndeborough while competing at the World University Games at Lake Placid.Humphreys, a May graduate of Colby-Sawyer College, was recruited by U.S. Ski...


Wilton resident travels to Poland to assist Ukrainian refugees
01-11-2023 2:41 PM

By KEN JACOBUS

In March of 2022, I took a leap of faith and booked a flight to Poland from Boston with little more than a vision to try to make a positive impact. I had never been to Poland, nor did I know anyone from Ukraine. But I wanted to see how I could help...


Ringing in 2023 with First Hikes
01-02-2023 3:40 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Hikers and walkers around the region are ringing in the 2023 with the tradition of getting out on the trails on New Year’s Day.For Jaquelyn O’Connor of New Ipswich, who runs the blog Getting Lost Together, discovering New England trails has become a...


Backyard Naturalist: Keep an eye out for tagged hawks
09-29-2022 10:49 AM

By PHIL BROWN

I arrived at The Dublin School’s Nordic Center trails on a muggy late June afternoon. I had neither skis (obviously) nor a mountain bike in tow; only binoculars, a spotting scope, and…a hard hat. It had already been a long day. I had been out since...


Backyard Naturalist: Mourning cloak butterflies are a sign of spring
03-24-2022 9:06 AM

By SUSIE SPIKOL

Spring is in the air. Look around. Do you see the maple sugaring taps? Have you heard the throaty “Okaree” call of the recently returned red-winged blackbird or the wild monkey-like calls of courting barred owls? The ground is softening, the roads are...


The Avid Reader: Poetry that makes your hair stand on end
09-30-2021 9:29 AM

By ELAINE HOLDEN

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1603) contains a lovely sentence: “I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, thy knotted and combined locks to...


How to survive black fly season
05-22-2020 12:59 PM

By SUSIE SPIKOL

The air is warm. The grass is green and the flowers are up. Finally after months of cold, snow, ice and gray skies, the outdoors beckons us. The ground is soft, the sun is out and our gardens need tending. We want to rake and tidy our front yards and...

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