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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 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. 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 … 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 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 … 0

Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing

Monday, August 25, 2014

The outsourcing of jobs emerged as a hot topic yesterday following a report last week that linked U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown to a company that has sent jobs abroad. Democrats hammered Brown yesterday over the report, published in the Telegraph, that Brown earned $270,000 from a Massachusetts … 30

Meredith to try fake coyotes to scare off geese

Monday, August 25, 2014

Residents in one Lake Winnipesaukee town are trying to scare off Canada geese that foul the grass near a sculpture walk – they’re adding some fake coyotes to the stone and brass artwork. The decoys will be added at night to the sculpture walk in Meredith. The trick … 1

Monday, August 25, 2014

U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter are joining together this week to honor Women’s Equality Day. The four elected officials will appear at office openings across the state in a kick-off for the state Democratic Party’s Granite State … 0

New Hampshire Hospital plans to add beds in new crisis unit, plus other renovations

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ten beds might not sound like a lot – but officials at New Hampshire Hospital are hoping its new crisis unit will alleviate the strain on the rest of the state’s mental health system, even slightly, when completed next year. The new 10-bed crisis unit will be staffed … 0

Ray Duckler: After years of struggle with an eating disorder, woman knows she needs help

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Katherine Drouin calls it “The Zone.” It’s a place of focus and addiction, of eating more food than you or I could ever eat, of a distant, glazed look in her eyes that tells you she’s some place … 2

A battle with bulimia: Photo editor was determined to show woman’s life through his viewfinder

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monitor photo editor Geoff Forester knew he’d be shooting powerful images of Katherine Drouin, who has suffered from an eating disorder for more than 20 years. But Forester underestimated just how much the photos would affect him. “I’ve … 0

Downtown: Recipe for healthy downtown housing is a hard one to cook up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 30-odd apartments in the Vegas Block in Concord are empty. What happens to them next is anyone’s guess – and the city’s dream. Since the building was declared uninhabitable due to a litany of fire and life-safety code violations earlier this month, the blighted brick building became … 1

New England governors’ energy effort on hold

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A nearly year-long effort by New England’s governors to collectively address the region’s high energy costs is on hold now that some have voiced concerns about the initiative’s dual strategy of importing Canadian hydropower and investing in new natural gas pipelines. Energy officials from the six states have … 3

At GOP picnic in Chichester, Rick Perry says it’s important New Hampshire selects a Republican to serve in the Senate

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry focused on the 2014 midterm elections when he stopped by the Merrimack County GOP picnic yesterday. In the final public visit of his two-day tour through the state, Perry emphasized the importance of electing … 0

Suggestions welcome for structures needing TLC

Saturday, August 23, 2014

With a few strokes of a pen or a keyboard, residents have the chance to help save a historic New Hampshire structure that’s fallen into disrepair. The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is now taking nominations for this year’s “Seven to Save.” Since 2006, the program has focused attention … 0