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Max Morrissette, 4, rides his horse taught by Kathy Mauzerall, left, OT-R in the SpiritHorse autism intervention program and led by Ariel Huffman, center, and Max's aide Kaite Martinelli. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

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 Morrissette. 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. His opponent, Manchester resident Maria Chilson, has not actively campaigned since filing paperwork to run against Pappas in the Democratic primary. A spokeswoman for the state Democratic Party … 1

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 ground. But it’s there. They were both born and raised in New Hampshire. Both describe themselves as loyal conservatives, in person and online: They say they’re committed to … 1

PHOTOS: All is fair at the Hopkinton State Fair

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The 99th annual Hopkinton State Fair got under way yesterday. The fair, which features food and different types of fun, runs through Monday. … 3

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

Law puts tighter limits on push polling

Friday, August 29, 2014

As the election season heats up in New Hampshire, so too does the barrage of polling and campaign calls. Ahead of this campaign cycle, the state has narrowed its definition of push polls, a phone call that sounds like a polling survey but instead is used to spread … 2

New Hampshire search dog finds disoriented man

Friday, August 29, 2014

A New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer and his four-legged partner made quick work of finding a missing man with Alzheimer’s. The Bethlehem and Franconia police were notified about 11 p.m. Thursday that a 69-year-old man had wandered away from his Bethlehem home. When a quick search … 0

PHOTOS: Goats on the pasture

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A yn Whytemare has devised a unique plan to clean up vegetation around stone walls at a property along Route 3 in Pembroke: enlisting the help of a goat crew. Two goats, Zippy and Chewbacca, are in a … 0

Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its … 4

More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More visitors – and more spending – are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies said about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That’s up by 3 percent over last year. They’re expected to spend about $80 million, up by … 0

Letter: ‘Monitor’ needs to offer clarity on state of housing

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Monitor’s editorial on the Vegas Block (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 15) is so muddled that it gives us little solid idea of whether its conclusion is correct or not. We are told that housing downtown is skewed toward low-income housing because 267 units are subsidized in one fashion … 2

N.H. Supreme Court lets tax credit dollars flow to religious schools

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a controversial education tax credit to remain in place, despite a lower court’s decision that it unlawfully diverts public money to religious schools. The court did not rule on the merits of the program, as many had anticipated, but said instead that … 4

Weighing in on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s tax credit decision

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Several interested parties and policy groups weighed in yesterday on the state Supreme Court’s education tax credit ruling. Here’s a sampling of their statements. New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn: “We are pleased that the court’s decision will allow this worthy program to continue to benefit New … 3