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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: Making Strides Breast Cancer walk

Friday, October 3, 2014

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday at Depot Square in Peterborough. Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event will … 0

Peterborough: Health workers win scholarships

Friday, October 3, 2014

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services recently named the first recipients of the Barbara R. Duckett scholarships, which are awarded annually to HCS employees who are pursuing higher education in fields related to health care. The scholarships were awarded to Courtney Davis, LNA, who is working toward an … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, was removed from the Monadnock Community Hospital staff after his state medical license was temporarily suspended, a hospital spokesperson said on Friday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Eye surgery sought for 7-year-old

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dustin Allen Whitney-Bechard turned 7 last week, just a few days after he started a new year as a second-grader at Jaffrey Grade School. Although Dustin now lives in Rindge, he entered school in Jaffrey when his family … 0

Peterborough: Lending an ear

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hope Pettegrew of Hancock has never missed a Peterborough Players’ show. Even when her hearing started to fail in the 1990s, she soldiered on, still attending even when she was getting most of the dialogue from her husband … 0

Antrim/Peterborough: Making a splash with a cool challenge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A line of 30 teachers and staff stand in a row in the parking lot of Great Brook Middle School in Antrim. At their feet sit buckets of varying size, each filled with water and — by now … 0

Getting in on the icy fun

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Having just watched dozens of people pour ice water on their heads, I’m not terribly keen to try it myself. But a challenge has been issued, and it’s a now or never moment. As the teachers of Great … 0

Dog Tales: Finding the right dog, for you and them

Friday, August 1, 2014

We don’t get to pick our family members. You are born into a family unit with all the history, traditions, warts and all. But our life partners are selected, carefully hopefully. We watch for red flags, such as … 0

Parent Wise: A new school year means new expectations

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As much as I hate to think of summer ending, it’s time to wrap our heads around the beginning of a new school year. To begin is to start or start again. A new start should not be … 0