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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

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors said the … 0

Pakistan protesters march on prime minister’s residence

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police officers battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister’s official residence and the adjacent parliament … 0

Texas Sen. Cruz blames White House for shutdown talk

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend – including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky – were outshined by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, whose raucous, rabble-rousing speech centered on a hawkish foreign policy, … 0

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said last night. … 0

Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct … 0

Groups hope to restore World War I memorial in Laconia

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Residents in Laconia are hoping to spruce up the town’s World War I memorial, which is in disrepair because of exposure to the elements. Three bronze plaques are inscribed with the names of nearly 600 veterans from Laconia who served during the war. The 67-inch memorials are mounted … 0

Maine man dies after Mount Jefferson hike

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Authorities said a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain. His companions performed CPR while rescue hikers and … 0

Police: Men tried to pull UNH student into trunk

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The police said three men tried to force a University of New Hampshire student into the trunk of their car. The university’s police department said the attempted abduction happened early Friday morning adjacent to campus. No arrests have been made. The student told investigators two of the men … 0

Negative mailers, debate over full-day kindergarten heats up District 15 primary

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This week, the fliers dropped quietly into mailboxes across state Senate District 15. One asks: “Who will invest in every child and every family?” Flip it over to see the green check mark next to a photo of … 3

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

Saturday, August 30, 2014

As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight. … 0