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Peterborough: Faster group meets tonight

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Lynn Naylor tried to remain supportive while her son struggled with addiction, but it was a difficult time. After regularly attending a weekly peer-support group for those on the sidelines of the substance abuse problem, Naylor now realizes she isn’t to blame for her son’s addiction. “Just coming I feel stronger,” she said in the reception area of the Bond Wellness Center, while the rest of the support …

Dublin: Phoenix House Academy is now closed for good

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The last teen to complete Phoenix House Academy has been released and the residential treatment facility is preparing to accept 18- to 25-year-olds currently on a waiting list, according to Jayson Pratt, clinical director for the New England region. Phoenix House Academy, a three-to six-month residential treatment program for teens aged 13 to 18, officially closed on Monday. It was the last substance …

Peterborough: A hard-to-detect disease takes a 10-year toll

Friday, October 9, 2015

It started in 2004. I had a low-grade fever on and off for weeks, headaches and body aches. My doctor said it was a virus. I had traveling, crippling pain in my hips and knees. I went to chiropractors, then to a physical therapist, then to a rolfer. I was desperate as the …

Peterborough: Papers filed for pot plant

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company that plans to grow medical marijuana in a facility in the Brookstone Business Center is waiting to be waved ahead by the state and town. “It’s all moving forth at this moment,” said John Glowik, CEO of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of Concord. “We’re …

Peterborough: MCH to review systems failure

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After a four-day systems outage, Monadnock Community Hospital regained access to its network Thursday and plans to conduct a review of its failed upgrade. “We didn’t anticipate that this disruption would be as long as it …

UPDATE: MCH accepting patients again after four-day outage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

UPDATE: Friday, 1 p.m. After a four-day systems outage, Monadnock Community Hospital began performing surgeries today (Friday), according to hospital officials. The operating room was the last part of the hospital that hadn't yet resumed operations after a …

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch …

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your …

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep …

Hospital raises funds for rehab center

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heywood Hospital’s Golf Classic held on Aug. 17 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, raised $100,000 for the Gardner, Massachusetts based hospital. The funds will allow Heywood Healthcare to continue to move forward with critical mental health, suicide prevention and addiction service initiatives, including the recently approved plans for The Quabbin …

Peterborough: Health screenings available Sept. 18

Monday, August 31, 2015

Life Line Screening will hold screenings at Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord St., on Sept. 18. Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required. Screenings can check for the level of plaque …

Peterborough: Brain injury group tonight at MCH

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Peterborough Brain Injury Group will meet tonight, the first Tuesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 1 & 2 at Monadnock Community Hospital. For more information, call Tom Badgley at 588-2979 …

Building healthy communities

Monday, August 31, 2015

Healthy Monadnock recently hosted a workshop for several community partners to help them improve engagement in the Monadnock Region. The workshop was led by ReThink Health, an innovative nationwide program that partners with regional leaders and peer organizations to help build healthier communities. The workshop guided attendees in …