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Sue Mooney, president and ceo at Alice Peck Day Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO James Weinstein speak of the communication and collaboration process the two hospitals are undergoing in the midst of a merger while in a meeting at Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., on August 27, 2015. 
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Lebanon Hospitals To Affiliate

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s fifth affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. Under the agreement, which was modeled on previous D-H agreements with New London Hospital and Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, the two entities would work over time to integrate services, particularly in the areas …

Hartford Bolsters Arena Access Road

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hartford — After months of delay, a plan to build an access road for the newly renovated Wendell A. Barwood Arena was given a boost …

N.H. Prepares Narcan Rollout

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Concord — As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire maintain last year’s record pace, the state soon will begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to …

Alice Peck Day, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Affiliate; Changes to Birthing Center Likely

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s newest affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. APD, an 83-year-old community hospital in Lebanon, said it would focus on …

Detour on I-91 Northbound Planned Until Monday Morning; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in White River Junction this weekend as construction crews plan to shut down the …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of …

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the …

Lebanon Pathway On Hold

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to connect the Lebanon Middle School to the Lebanon Veteran’s Memorial Pool and the city’s downtown now is stalled due to a lack of support from school officials. School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey cited …

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded …

Lawyers Recommend New Settlement in Milk Suit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A class action lawsuit that accused two dairy groups of manipulating the Northeast milk market and driving small farmers out of business is one step closer to being settled. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America have asked U.S. District Court …

Vt. Calls for Level-Funded Budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The Shumlin administration is asking departments and agencies to submit level-funded budgets for the coming fiscal year. In a letter, Justin Johnson, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, urged commissioners and secretaries to be “extremely cautious and restrained” as they develop budgets. The budget instructions …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move advocated by the police chief. Spurred by the availability of a $5,000 state grant, police Chief Doug Robinson proposes to provide his officers …