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

Wilton/Lyndeborough/Temple: Ambulance service work gets a reward

Monday, May 4, 2015

Good work is its own reward. But occasionally, it comes with a bonus. When the Wilton Ambulance crew transports a person to the hospital, that’s usually the end of the interaction. But recently, one of their patients, a contractor, came back to offer them a special kind of thanks — the donation of time and materials to do some renovations to the ambulance … 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: Court upholds farming events

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Neighbors of Four Winds Farm dropped a lawsuit last month which sought to prevent the farm from holding agritourism events, after a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the farm and town in a summary judgment. Judge Diane Nicolosi of the Hillsborough Superior Court Northern … 0

Peterborough: The benefits of hiking

Monday, April 27, 2015

Whether it’s sunny or overcast, Craig and Janet Altobello hike. On a misty April morning, the Peterborough couple hiked the paved road of Miller State Park. Janet listed the holistic benefits of hiking. “We hike for the exercise, … 0

Interview by Priscilla Morrill: Advice for the third quarter of life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Q: What are some of the factors relevant to wellness in the third quarter of life? A: How we view ourselves as we age is relevant to our wellness. Being a “glass is half full” person may lead … 0

Diagnosis 101: What is bone density loss, and what can be done about it?

Monday, April 27, 2015

The question: What is bone density loss, who is at risk, and what can be done about it? The expert: Wendy Walthers, radiology lead in mammography at Monadnock Community Hospital. Walthers does bone density loss screenings every day … 0

HealthFirst: Put out the fire: Prevent age-related disease

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inflammation is part of the body’s defense system, so it is essential to the healing process. Without it, injuries and simple infections could be deadly. But too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Chronic low-grade inflammation … 0

HealthFirst: How to live well in retirement

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The first problem that I have with the preparation of this article is to figure out how we can get those under 60 years of age to read it. Clearly, the best way to live well during retirement … 0

HealthFirst: Key points on end-of-life planning

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Editor’s note: The following appeared in the April 7 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. Despite the emotional and circumstantial obstacles that sometimes interfere with end of life planning, every person should address the following things prior to death: 1. … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Hanging in the balance: support for Fish and Game

Friday, April 24, 2015

While our streams and forests are springing to life, the Statehouse halls in Concord are stirring with conversations about New Hampshire’s commitment to wildlife. In the N.H. Senate, the House and the governor’s office, they’re talking about how … 0

Baseball: Cougars still seek first win

Monday, April 27, 2015

ConVal baseball is looking for its first win, after the Cougars lost their first four games. They most recently lost to Milford 8-5 on Friday. Sophomore Danny Allen was three for three, and scored two runs. Jared Booth … 0

ConVal: Cougars open season with loss

Monday, April 27, 2015

ConVal girls’ lacrosse lost their season opener to No. 1 Kearsarge Thursday in a snowy game at Colby-Sawyer College. Coach Derek Sorbello said the Lady Cougars had plenty of scoring opportunities and shots but couldn’t capitalize. They lost 13-3. Freshman Lily Sheridan scored twice and junior Briana Jones … 0