PITTSFIELD — Driven in large part by China’s increasingly strict criteria for the quality of imported recycled material, residents of the four towns who use Pittsfield’s Solid Waste Facility should expect big changes to the way they sort their recyclables in 2019.

DERRY — The town of Derry has an opportunity to use 10 acres of an old landfill site to build a 1 megawatt solar farm that would supply 40 percent of the town’s overall usage and about 80 percent to 90 percent of the department of public works’ needs, according to Derry Net Zero Task Force C…

CONCORD — A slight hike in the rooms and meals tax, a $1 million increase in support from the state general fund and a mandatory registration fee for canoes and kayaks are among the recommendations to emerge from yet another study on the future of the Fish and Game Department.