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At Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, students of all levels find strength and fun

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last week was a big one for Max Morrisette. He had just turned 4, for starters, and was all smiles when he arrived at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton for his weekly Thursday lesson. When Max started at Back in the Saddle – BITS, for short – a few months ago, he spent his half-hour sessions … 0

Pappas waiting in wings in Executive Council District 4 race

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The winner of the Republican primary for the Executive Council District 4 seat will likely face incumbent Manchester Democrat Chris Pappas in the general election. … 0

Bob Burns, Jim Adams tout personal backgrounds in Executive Council Republican primary

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jim Adams and Bob Burns, Republican contenders in the Executive Council District 4 Republican primary, don’t seem to have much in the way of common … 0

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king … 1

Business notes

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Friends of Carroll County Adult Tutorial Services was chosen as one of 13 nonprofit agencies from the Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund in 2014. The $5,000 grant will help defray the cost of tuition and provide other materials … 0

Lakes Region Community College gets auto education grant

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia recently received an automotive education grant as part of statewide funding for short-term automotive technician training. The award was provided by the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation. Multiple sections of the eight-week training sessions will be provided at all four of the … 0

Business people

Monday, September 1, 2014

Heather Krans and Robert Stein of Stein Law Firm were selected for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Krans, who has been practicing law since 1998, was also recently named “Lawyer of the … 0

Apple said to team up with Visa, MasterCard on iPhone wallet

Monday, September 1, 2014

Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard and American Express and will be unveiled Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said … 0

Ray Duckler: Labor of love as Market Basket employees celebrate holiday

Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday each September. And thanks to a New England-based grocery store chain, the last Wednesday each August should also be declared Labor Day, a different one of sorts. At least around … 0

Locals reflect on shorter Hopkinton State Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014

Now in its 99th year, the Hopkinton State Fair wraps up today. But it was the delayed start of festivities on Thursday that brought mixed reactions from town residents. Annual fairgoers learned months ago that the traditionally five-day … 1

Iraqi-led forces end ISIS siege of town

Monday, September 1, 2014

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, … 0

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Monday, September 1, 2014

When Charla Mayotte moved to New Hampshire from upstate New York earlier this year, she and her husband, Clark, didn’t expect to have so much trouble finding the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar they used regularly in their kitchen. So when the Mayottes couldn’t track down … 5

Marine Patrol urges caution after crashes

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Hampshire Marine Patrol officials have been busy responding to crashes this weekend, and they’re reminding boaters to be careful. Marine Patrol, the state police and local authorities all responded Saturday night when two boats collided on Lake … 0