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John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: Pigs, ATV update and the bear facts

IN A RECENT talk, pigs came up - not in persona, from the crowd, but more remotely. The subject being raised, I had a lot of things to say about pigs.

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Vetch grows as a vine and intertwines itself with whatever is in its path.

Nature Talks: Residents of a vacant lot

A couple of weeks ago, I had an appointment for some maintenance on my car.


Rare bird alert throughout New Hampshire

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 15.

A pair of bald eagles nesting has been found to be raising three healthy eaglets.

Hatching demonstrates bald eagle's rebound in N.H.

The most recent sign that the repopulation of New Hampshire bald eagles has been a success is on display on Big Squam Lake this summer – a pair of bald eagles nesting has been found to be raising three big, healthy eaglets.


New Hampshire Community Seafood board member and fisherman Jamie Hayward holds some of his fresh catch. The Portsmouth-based community-supported fishery delivers fresh-caught fish to 13 communities across the state.

Next sign-up begins Aug. 11 for community-supported fishery


New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) was created to be a type of “farm share for fish,” according to Sarah Vanhorn, manager of the community supported fishery.

Claremont begins demolishing old outdoor pool


The demolition of the John McClane Clark Outdoor Pool at Veterans Park is underway.

The Significant Trees of  Wilton and Lyndeborough Committee is compiling a list of memorial trees, such as the tree in honor of former Road Agent Earle Bullard planted at Center Hall in Lyndeborough this past May. His son-in-law, Clayton Brown, helped plant the tree which will be the town’s first Christmas tree in its center.

Group in Lyndeborough, Wilton creating list of trees of significant value in community


The Significant Trees of Wilton and Lyndeborough Committee is compiling a list of memorial trees and trees with significant value and want to educate people on the value of trees around them.

A map showing trails connecting areas in Milford is a wish list of future planning.

Milford pedestrian trails plan unveiled


A plan to connect various town areas by pedestrian trails was presented at the June Planning Board meeting and residents have until July 31 to share their comments and ideas.

Yvette Couser, director of the Merrimack Public Library, stands with the library's new seismograph available for citizen use.

Seeing the Earth move in Merrimack


The first seismograph available for public use in New Hampshire has been installed at the local library.

In anticipation of the July 14 start of the 2014 season, Sheila Fabrizio on Wednesday inspects the incoming blueberry crop at Windy Ridge Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm in North Haverhill. There are 1,000 pick-your-own, high-bush blueberry plants, divided among five varieties, on a two-acre parcel at the orchard which is also well known this time of year for its blueberry pancakes and blueberry wine.

Despite late start in growing season, North Country's blueberry picking season soon to be here


Despite a slight delay due to a colder-than-normal spring, the 2014 blueberry season will soon be here and it should be delicious, say North Country growers and agriculture officials.

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