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Peterborough: Medical pot plant size slows process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Registration for the company certified to grow medical marijuana here has been delayed as the firm prepares its facility, which is more than twice the size of any other in the state, said its CEO. “Our facility is the largest by far in the state,” said John Glowik of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire. “In the long run, we will be able to meet any demands …

Hancock: Sober living home faces code hurdles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition formed by two pastors must address a litany of building code violations before it can turn farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences, said the Select Board and town officials Monday. “It’s a disaster,” said Charles Stevenson, the code enforcement officer. “From top to bottom, it’s a disaster.” Arthur Cernota, the farm owner, must either file a …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the late dairy farmer Paul Chabot, of Wilton, relive his days as a farmer at Pheasant …

Peterborough: MCH eyes affiliation with CMC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Board of Trustees at Monadnock Community Hospital Wednesday approved a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. The affiliation will not affect employees, said Cynthia McGuire, president and CEO of MCH. …

ConVal: Wozmak resignation slows school plan

Monday, January 18, 2016

The resignation of the state’s drug czar has stalled one ConVal school board member’s interest in having the district incorporate drug and alcohol prevention into its curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Dick Dunning, a board member from Peterborough, said he would ask the board tonight if it …

Hancock: Variance needed for sober home

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition wanting to convert farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences must first seek a variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, according to the building inspector. “We were told we don’t need a variance,” said Ray McDaid, one of the founders of …

Health: Meditation: ‘It’s a muscle we have to build and grow’

Monday, January 4, 2016

It’s finally 2016 and you want to rededicate yourself to your meditation practice, or you want to start one for the first time. Today in our health section, we asked three meditation teachers to share information, insights and …

Health: Meditation: ‘Follow what feels intriguing to you’

Monday, January 4, 2016

It’s finally 2016 and you want to rededicate yourself to your meditation practice, or you want to start one for the first time. Today in our health section, we asked three meditation teachers to share information, insights and …

Health: Meditation — just get started!

Monday, January 4, 2016

It’s finally 2016 and you want to rededicate yourself to your meditation practice, or you want to start one for the first time. Today in our health section, we asked three meditation teachers to share information, insights and …

Peterborough: Did the stork fly south?

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Birthing Center at Monadnock Community Hospital will have to ring in the New Year late this year. No baby had been born at MCH as of press time yesterday, hobbling the tradition hospitals across the world celebrate …

Parent Wise: Inspiration for 2016: finding connection with children

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! If you’re thinking about making changes in your relationships with your children, here is a story from a client in Australia to jump-start you: I’m nearly two years down the track in being a connective …

Keene: New recruit for women’s health team

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene welcomes Autumn Vergo, CNM, MSN, to its Women’s Health Department. Prior to joining CMC/DHK, she owned and operated the Birth Cottage of Milford, PLLC, a freestanding birth center in Milford. Vergo is a teacher …

Peterborough: Archer to speak at Memory Cafe

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Janet Archer, author of “An Invitation to Pause,” will share her personal insight on how to remain calm and not be overwhelmed when caring for a loved one with dementia on Jan. 7, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerhill Memory Cafe. Her …