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The Garabrant Equitation Memorial Challenge was held Sunday at Touchstone Farm.

TEmple: Riding in his honor

Monday, May 4, 2015

Before Cat Mikkelson rode Benevolent, her horse, in the Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation Challenge at Touchstone Farm Sunday, she reflected on the competition’s late namesake. “He probably built some of these fences,” Mikkelson said of Garabrant, whose memory now lives on in stark reminders like the white wooden crosses of the post and beam fence ringed ’round the riding arena … 0

Hassan talks about plan to address drug issue

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s an epidemic. That’s how Governor Maggie Hassan views the growing use of opioids. “Everywhere I go in the Granite State, people talk to me about the epidemic of substance abuse,” said Hassan in an interview with the Ledger-Transcript last week. In 2013, the state saw 193 overdose deaths. In 2014, that number … 0

Peterborough: Getting out and getting green

Monday, May 4, 2015

Grange No. 35 could not have chosen a better first day to hold Greenerborough entirely outdoors. The sun shone on Grove Street all day as the temperature hovered just above 70 degrees. Although Ron Lucas, one of the organizers, was busy, he said the celebration was going well. “How can it not, on … 0

Dublin: Lost hiker spends night on Mt. Monadnock

Monday, May 4, 2015

N.H. Fish and Game took to Mount Monadnock early Monday morning, searching for a lost hiker. Conservation officers were called to the mountain around 1:30 a.m. Monday to search for Kara Westbrook, 22, of Peterborough, after she called 911 to report that she was lost. The call was … 0

Girls’ Tennis: ConVal falls to No. 1 Hanover

Monday, May 4, 2015

ConVal had another tough outing last Wednesday. The Cougars (1-3) struggled against the No. 1 Hanover Marauders (6-0), losing 0-9. The team fell 0-8 in all its singles matches, although Coach Greg Morris said in an email that he was proud of his players’ all-around performance regardless of … 0

Charting new waters

Monday, May 4, 2015

With shrinking enrollments and revenue sources, New Hampshire Institute of Art faced the plight of many independent colleges in the recession, and Kate Lenahan was along for the ride. Lenahan earned her undergraduate degree from the Manchester-based college … 0

Baseball/Softball: Cougars win their first

Monday, May 4, 2015

ConVal baseball The Cougars won their first game Friday, as the Cougars beat Goffstown 7-0. Danny Allen, Nate Baker, Will MacPhee, and Isaac Blake each recorded two hits.  Isaac Blake pitched seven innings, gave up four hits and … 0

Lacrosse: Cougars’ win streak snapped by Pelham

Monday, May 4, 2015

No. 1 Pelham snapped the ConVal boys’ lacrosse team’s five-game win streak Saturday. The undefeated Pythons beat the Cougars 17-2. Coach Bob Taylor knew keeping pace with Pelham would be a challenge. Saturday’s loss, however, didn’t diminish the Cougars’ wins against Campbell on Friday and Stevens on Wednesday. … 0

Caring for others, caring for ourselves

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” Parents should be able … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and … 0

Dog Tales: The Matching Law: Use it to your advantage

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal training is a science. No one argues that 2 + 2 = 4, yet dog trainers have so many ways to train dogs it’s an industry joke. Ask five dog trainers how to teach a dog to … 0

Track and Field: Kashulines, Haase, Main have big days

Monday, May 4, 2015

ConVal, Conant and Mascenic competed at Coe-Brown’s 13th Annual Black Bear Invitational on Saturday. ConVal The boys’ and girls’ teams had a strong day with many athletes posting their best times and marks of the season. The boys team was led by junior Dan Kashulines who ran a … 0

Hancock: Leader sought for Association for Blind

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind, established in 1912 in Hancock, will be opening a search for a new president and CEO, after George Theriault announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015. Theriault has worked for the association, now based in Concord, for nearly … 0