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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act might have had to switch doctors or … 0

Jaffrey: Coping with illness as patient, caretaker

Monday, August 4, 2014

“But you don’t look sick” is one of the phrases that Kristin Camp of Jaffrey hears often. It’s one of the frustrations of living with what Kristin refers to as an “invisible illness.” But Kristin said she needs constant help to get through her day with the persistent pain that comes with the … 0

Dog Tales: Thor — he was the best dog, ever

Friday, August 1, 2014

I’d like to tell you that I will be graceful, that I won’t cry, that I can handle doggie old age, but that would be a lie. I can’t. Of course the reality is, if you are living with an aging dog, you have to deal with their old age, right? What choice … 0

Parent Wise: Discipline that’s punitive doesn’t work

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Discipline? Absolutely — as long as it’s positive Often when I talk about the benefits of shared power, connection and problem-solving, a parent will ask me, “Are you saying that we shouldn’t discipline our children?” or “Isn’t that undermining my authority?” Great questions. Historically our parenting culture has … 0

Dog Tales: Punishment works, but should you use it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the 1980s when I first started training dogs, everything was taught through the use of punishment. If the dog moved out of heel position, he got a swift and meaningful “pop” on the metal choke chain. If … 0

Ageing concerns: Why getting a dementia diagnosis makes sense

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Getting a formal diagnosis of dementia helps people to realize they need to plan for their future as soon as possible — while the person with the diagnosis can still make decisions. This is the time to meet … 0

Keene/Rindge: Colleges collaborate with substance abuse prevention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monadnock Voices for Prevention, the Regional Public Health Network for Substance Misuse Prevention, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and Cheshire County are partnering in a collaborative effort on The Partnership for Success II Grant. The grant coordinates each of these organizations to construct and implement a plan … 0

Peterborough: 5K run for recreation scholarship fund

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Well School will host a 5K charity fundraising event on June 1 at 9 a.m.  All net proceeds from this event will be donated to The Peterborough Recreation Department Scholarship Fund. This fund is used specifically to offer opportunities to youth throughout the area to participate in … 0

Rindge: Drug suspects arrested again

Monday, March 3, 2014

Two suspects arrested as part of a heroin probe by Rindge Police last month have been arrested again for receiving stolen property and breach of bail conditions. Tammy Nagle, 52, of Rindge, and Joseph Nagle, 54, of Rindge, were arrested on Feb. 27 after Detective Jeffrey Seppala along … 0

Jaffrey: Serving up a Friendly Meal

Monday, March 3, 2014

There is still half an hour before lunch is served. Already, the Jaffrey VFW Hall is filled with people, chatting over coffee, playing cards, and some making their way over to a room off of the entry hall … 0

Why raising a shy dog takes more than love

Friday, February 28, 2014

I have worked with hundreds of families and their dogs, maybe even thousands of rowdy, barky, peeing in the house, run-away dogs. But, surprisingly, the most challenging dogs I’ve worked with are the shy, fearful ones. These are … 0

Handling the ups and downs of life: How resilient is your child?

Friday, February 28, 2014

How well does your child deal with adversity, cope in difficult situations, become stronger after disappointments? In other words, how resilient is she? We often think that our job is to protect our children from life’s tough lessons, … 0

Best way to communicate with those with dementia

Friday, February 28, 2014

Have you noticed how hard it is to redirect a person with dementia? As you fill your need to correct them, the argument is getting louder. And the more you try to convince them that what they are … 0