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West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as part of “an historic shift in health care reimbursement.” Payment reform, as it is sometimes referred to, aims to cut costs, focus …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance company hired by the Parks and Recreation Department. The proposal from Sinuosity, of Morrisville, Vt., …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, Lebanon’s Rachael Townsend and Stevens’ Daniel Croteau were chosen for the two Granite State squads, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TESSIER — A son, Colby John Tessier, born on Oct. 18, 2014, to Brianna Wright and Nicholas Tessier, of Claremont. …

Fire Damages 2 Apartments In Claremont

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Residents of a duplex on Route 12A were displaced Saturday following an early morning fire that officials said was likely caused by a malfunctioning oil burner in a basement without smoke alarms. Nobody was injured in the fire reported at 36 River Road about 2 a.m., …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners will see their tax bill drop as a result of the recent citywide reassessment, according to figures provided by Finance Director Mary Walter. …

Stevens High Upgrades Nearly Done

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Claremont ­— Despite the controversy that erupted over replacement of the auditorium stage at Stevens High School earlier this year, a sweeping renovation project seems headed for a happy conclusion. The chairman of the Stevens renovation committee told the School Board this week that an agreement has been …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said in a statement Thursday night. The council met with the …

Concerto Commissioned for Claremont’s 250th Debuts Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — Far from his native Syria and New York City home — both geographically and culturally — composer Kinan Azmeh nonetheless feels a close connection to the rural landscape of Northern New England. It was in New …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the league standings by naming Chad Riley its coach of the year and placing three members of the Big Green on the all-Ivy first …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …