Famously secretive, rails are usually heard rather than seen. But this is the time of year when you might spot one, and the best place to try is just a few miles from the lake.
Among the many newspaper men and women we’ve met in our 16 years, Tom Beeler held a special place for us.
Work on the long-delayed dam project won’t start this spring as hoped, but could begin in summer if more money is approved in Concord.
The term “Cyanobacteria” popped into view when the state twice last summer warned Danforth Pond residents to avoid swimming where they could see blue-green algae scum patches with colored flecks. While cyanobacteria are natural components of water bodies, excess nutrient loads can cause them to trigger toxins harmful to people and pets. Addressing the threat of cyanobacteria will be the subject of a public meeting on Saturday, May 11.
An aging 3.2-mile stretch of Route 16 and crumbling bridges over the Lovell and Bearcamp rivers will be brought up to standard in an $18 million state project that will extend into 2021.