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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 kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

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 deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and depression. Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms. This microbiome we … 0

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month … 0

New Ipswich: NED route on sacred land?

Monday, August 10, 2015

At first glance, it looks and sounds like any other hay field — knee-high grass dotted with purple clover and the soft buzz of insects. Above, powerlines mark where electrical lines may provide right of way for the … 2

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he … 0

New Ipswich: Texas pipeline explosion raises questions here

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kinder Morgan has scheduled a second round of open houses to answer questions about a proposed 30-inch pipeline and 41,000 horsepower compressor station that would run through the southern half of the state. Safety and emergency management concerns have remained high on the list for residents of Mason, … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0

Peterborough: Camera helps rowers, pilots

Monday, August 10, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As Melissa Thompson, a diehard rower, watched the Head of the Charles, she wondered about the rowers who bumped into each other. There had to be a way, she thought, to help them see what’s behind … 0

Hancock: Daniels new special ed. director in Weare

Friday, August 7, 2015

Scott Daniels has been named special education director for the Weare School District serving Center Woods Elementary, Center Woods Upper Elementary and Weare Middle Schools. Daniels comes to the Weare District from the ConVal District, where he served … 0

Love, lift us up

Monday, August 10, 2015

The fourth annual Uplift Music Festival came to Greenfield on Saturday for a day of music, art, community and fun. The proceeds were donated to Monadnock Community Hospital’s financial assistance program for cancer patients. (Photos by Ben Conant … 0

Business: NHBR seeks nominations for business excellence

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Hampshire Business Review is seeking nominations for its annual Business Excellence Awards. Nominate your own New Hampshire-based business or nonprofit, or other organization you think deserves recognition for its imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements. Since 2003, N.H. Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards have honored the best and … 0

Editorial: Celebrate the dead, by living

Monday, August 10, 2015

Two events this weekend shared a common theme. The MacDowell Colony’s Medal Day and the Uplift Music Festival both were, on the surface, a celebration of art and music and community and all that makes our region great. Under bright blue skies, tunes were picked, honors were bestowed, … 0