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John Harrigan

Courage to say no; pluck of a partridge

I'm pretty sick and tired of the whole Northern Pass controversy.

Dick Pinney

Dick Pinney's Guidelines: Opportunities for fly fishermen

FLY ANGLERS and other trout and salmon fishermen needn't go underground for the warm months of summer, as there are unique opportunities that the warm water conditions make that concentrate these cold-water species in big numbers and they are willing and hungry, just like they are in the cooler months of spring and fall.

Stacey Cole

Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Owlish behavior

BARRED OWLS are perhaps the most commonly seen owls in New England. Along with the great horned owl, these two species are the largest of our native owls.

Animals

An adult loon stretches its wings while out fishing in the waters of Clement Pond in Hopkinton. The large diving bird is known for its distinctive plumage and its often eerie calls that echo across the water.

Slow growth for state's loon population

The head biologist and director of The Loon Preservation Committee reported a marginal increase to the state's loon population, but stressed that lead sinkers are still to blame for half of all loon fatalities.

Eight lives left: Utah cat revived after rescue from inside wall

He said a female appraiser working at the home in Layton, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, heard noises coming from behind a sheetrock wall and made a hole to rescue the cat.

Outdoors

More than 250 people attended a hearing Tuesday night on Mount Sunapee's new five-year master plan.

Most who speak at public hearing favor Mount Sunapee plans

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Of the more than 250 people attending a hearing on Mount Sunapee's five-year Master Development Plan Tuesday night, the majority of speakers favored the plan.

Mark Race of Loudon works with Mike Sylvester, a Ruger volunteer, during an adaptive shooting clinic at the Monadnock Rod & Gun Club in Peterborough on Thursday.

Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports brings back adaptive shooting clinics

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After a successful pilot program last summer Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports has brought back its adaptive shooting clinics to the Monadnock Rod & Gun Club.

Derry to begin spraying program after mosquitoes test positive for EEE

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After two batches of mosquitoes recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), town officials said Friday they plan to begin a spraying program early next week.

Manchester’s fall Senior Walks schedule announced

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Manchester Police have released the fall Senior Walks schedule, with the first walk set for Sept. 8.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Lightning strike is not the best path to enlightenment

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A FRIEND admitted to me recently that she is petrified of thunderstorms.

New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 20

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Rare Bird Alert, Aug. 20.

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