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Peterborough/wilton: Epic trek helps raise funds for MD

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Tonya Dreher considered giving up. She took a tumble hiking Mt. Monandock this summer, bruising her chin and straining her torso. But, her husband, Steve, reminded her why she was training in the first place — to complete a challenge her 10-year-old son with Duchenne muscular dystrophy couldn’t. Dreher and six teammates will embark on a 17-day expedition from Lukla, Nepal, to Everest Base Camp, which is just under 17,600 ft. They left for Nepal yesterday. “Every single day is hard for Gus to move around and walk,” said Dreher. “Had I ever done something that was really hard? Mount Everest came to …


Monday, October 5, 2015

Cancer strikes one in two men and one in three women in their lifetimes. If you’ve never had cancer, chances are that you know someone that has. That’s the basic premise of the One Degree Project — we are all one degree of separation or less from someone with cancer. The American Cancer …

10 ways to encourage school motivation

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Parents typically and inadvertently teach their children that school performance is for the parent and the teacher — not for them. Parents place so much value on grades and performance that the message to the child is: I care more about how you do than what you do. For too many children, school is a prison sentence to endure, and if they don’t …

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a …

Peterborough: Medicinal pot plan aired out

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With the town’s approval in hand, a company expects to start growing medical marijuana in November in what is now a vacant warehouse in the Brookstone Business Center across the street from ConVal High School. John …

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the …

Peterborough: Medical pot grow center takes root

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company leasing space in the business park across the street from ConVal high school will go before selectmen Tuesday to seek support for a medicinal marijuana facility. According to Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of Concord, which signed a lease with the Brookstone Business Center, the …

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the …

Dog Tales: Dogs are dogs and humans are humans

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I’m telling you, your dog is not sorry he pooped on your bed. Recently I was working with a client who has such a lovely adolescent dog I’m not sure why she called me. He lies around the …

Peterborough: Acupuncture finds followers

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mitty Ticknor was tired of feeling achy and dragged down by her rheumatoid arthritis, and tired of the major side effects that she was experiencing trying to manage her pain with prescription drugs. So, despite a childhood fear …

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try …

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: E. coli counts up after heavy rains

Monday, August 3, 2015

After large rainstorms last week, E. coli counts in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are up again this week, leaving swimmers cautioned against taking a dip to cool off in the August heat. The Souhegan River had very high bacteria counts when tested by the Souhegan Watershed Association …

New Ipswich / Greenville / Wilton: E. coli counts back to normal levels

Monday, July 20, 2015

E. coli counts in the Souhegan River have dropped to well below acceptable levels, after heavy rains earlier this month caused large spikes in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The Souhegan River, along with the Merrimack River, is …