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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: Candlelight vigil

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A vigil for the homeless was held outside the Peterborough Town House on Monday. …

Peterborough: MCH task force fights addiction

Monday, December 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In June of last year, Lori received a call that no sister wants to receive: her younger brother had overdosed and died. “His life had fallen apart in the course of a week,” said Lori, which …

Peterborough: MCH holds Narcan training

Monday, December 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Monadnock Community Hospital held a Narcan training forum last week — the first of its kind in the Monadnock region, according to LeeAnn Clark, hospital spokesperson. Registration was anonymous, and those who attended were given a …

Greenville: A helping paw goes a long way

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

As Tom Gallagher sits at a table and talks, lying quietly beside him is his yellow Labrador retriever, Romer. In the kitchen, there is a loud clatter as someone drops a pan. Romer lifts his head and looks …

Antrim: Mom shares story of addiction

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

ANTRIM — When Donna Hanley talks about addiction and how it led to the death of her son, she compares the disease to Russian roulette. Each time her son, Nick Stringfield, tried drugs or alcohol, it was as …

Heywood honors its physicians

Friday, November 27, 2015

Members of the medical staff on Heywood Healthcare in Gardner, Massachusetts, were honored for their commitment to their patients during an annual physician recognition dinner on Nov. 17. Dr. Owen Christensen, a well-known and respected physician and wound …

Hancock / Concord: Jo Adcock Service Award

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The N.H. Association for the Blind’s Client Services Committee has awarded the 2015 Jo Adcock Service Award to Charlie McCaffery. Since 2001, McCaffery has been providing volunteer assistance to the association and its clients, mainly as a driver …

Antrim: A mother’s voice is heard in drug war

Monday, November 30, 2015

One of the most difficult pieces of the battle against addiction is when the fight is lost, and those left behind must deal with the aftermath. The ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is holding their December addiction program, …

Health: Listening to our bodies is the key

Friday, November 27, 2015

Every other person you talk with it seems is suffering from back pain these days. We asked Dr. Saibhung Kaur Khalsa, doctor of chiropractic and proprietor of Peterborough Chiropractic, LLC on East Mountain Road in Peterborough, to help …

Parent Wise: In times of tragedy, keep them close by letting go

Friday, November 27, 2015

The nature of tragedy is that it is out of our control. Ultimately so is just about everything. The nature of parenting is the desire to maintain control. The irony is that in order to best handle times …