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Rindge: Drug use affects everyone around the user

Friday, January 23, 2015

Drug use isn’t something that solely affects the user — it’s a disease which touches everyone in their life, explained Amelie Gooding, the program director of the Keene chapter of the Phoenix House. Phoenix House is a nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agency with 45 programs and facilities throughout New England, including ones in Keene and Dublin. The program provides social detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents, and aftercare … 0

Peterborough/Dublin: New documentary challenges parenting styles

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

When you have a toddler, every day can feel like a struggle, every small decision like a fight. But what if parenting didn’t have to be that way? That’s a question posed by one filmmaker in her new documentary, “Taking Our Places.” And, two local women are helping answer that question. “Taking Our … 0

Peterborough: Playing her part in the fight against Ebola

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus — a virus that can lead to a hemorrhagic fever — claimed the lives of 7,095 worldwide by Dec. 31, according to the World Health Organization. In an effort to stifle the virus from ravaging western Africa, where it originated, the U.S. has deployed 4,000 … 0

Peterborough: December changes for support group

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Peterborough Brain Injury Support Group is holding its annual Holiday Pot Luck gathering at Crotched Mountain’s Carter Hall on Dec. 12. The regular first Tuesday on the month support group meeting will not be held in December. Regular meetings will resume in January at The Monadnock Community … 0

Parent Wise: Entitlement: The byproduct of indulgent parenting

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘These kids today” are the words out of every older generation, referring to the next generation. It’s hard to accept change. Every generation thinks they got it right, and now the youth are messing around with the status … 0

Temple: Superhero midwives run for Children’s Hospital

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cynthia “Cindy” Dunleavy of Temple and Sherry Stevens of Meredith don’t often have the freedom to go on long runs. Both New Hampshire Certified Midwives, the two are constantly on-call, and need to be ready at a moment’s … 0

Peterborough: Essential oils talk at Library Nov. 20

Friday, October 31, 2014

Have you ever been curious about essential oils and how they are used? The Peterborough Town Library will offer an informational workshop on the benefits of essential oils on Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall. Learn about basic recipes, storage, benefits to physical wellness, aroma … 0

Peterborough: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0