Fast News for Jan. 18, 2018

Morning of snow shoeing on tap

LYNDEBOROUGH – Piscataquog Land Conservancy is offering a chance to snowshoe to the Rose Mountain Preserve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 4.

The event is the last in a series of three mornings of snow shoeing.

Jan. 20, Florence M. Tarr Wildlife Sanctuary, Goffstown and Bedford, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Jan. 27, Eastman Conservation Easement, Weare, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All events are free and most are open for children. Registration is requested so participants can be notified in case of cancellation due to bad weather.

For information and to register, visit www.plcnh.org.

Other events include Tuthill Harvest Tour, New Boston, on Feb. 10, and Wildlife Tracking in Lyndeborough on March 10.

Article withdrawn

WILTON – A proposed warrant article to place solar arrays on town land and buildings has been withdrawn.

John Zavgren, a member of the town’s Energy Committee, told selectmen on Jan. 15 the company they were dealing with “has changed ownership” and “they are no longer doing small projects.”

The original proposal included a former gravel pit off Route 31 south, but the town land will not be available before 2019, and the preferred site is in private ownership.

Putting an array on the fire station is still a good idea, he said, “but it is too small a project.” The town would have to pay for it.

Putting an array at the high school also is not feasible, because much of the building was constructed under different, and lower, roof-load regulations. The roof is in the process of being replaced. He has not yet discussed it with the school board.

The committee needs to do a lot more work, he said. “So there is no proposal at this time.”

Ash Wednesday

WILTON – The Second Congregational Church will open the Lenten season with a service on Ash Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. Lent is a period of prayer and reflection. The service will include songs, prayers and the placing of ashes on the forehead. All are welcome.

Second Congregational Church is located at 25 Gregg St. in Wilton. The pastor is the Rev. Dr. Regina Kinney.

– By Jessie Salisbury