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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, “When Addiction Leads to Death,” on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., at Great Brook School in Antrim. As part of the 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 us sort through some of the issues and share what can be done about it. …

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 of tragedy and to best maintain influence over our children, we first need to let …

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 …

Hancock / Rindge: Norway, Pearly ponds have algae blooms

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

High bacteria readings have been reported at beaches in Hancock and Rindge. Samples of lakes with public beaches and swimming areas are monitored by the state Department of Environmental Services. During testing last week, samples from the Hancock Town Beach on Norway Pond exceeded the state standard for …

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 …