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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, …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Valley Regional Offers Free Info Session on Health Insurance O ptions Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital has announced that, beginning in January, it will be included in the following networks through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Assurant Health; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and …

Investigator’s Report on Claremont Property Dispute Is Due Thursday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Claremont — The long-awaited report from a private investigator on the actions by city staff last June at the former home of Roy Hunter has been completed and will be reviewed by the City Council at a special meeting Nov. 20. Mayor Jim Neilsen said Thursday that investigator …

Elwin “Red” Royce

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Elwin “Red” Royce, of Claremont, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Lempster. He was born in Meriden, N.H., on May 20, 1922, the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah (Avery) Royce. At a very young age his parents had …

Ski Hill Work Might Have Broken Rules

Friday, November 14, 2014

Claremont — The consulting firm that designated some wetlands in the area of the tubing hill at the Arrowhead Recreation area will make the final determination whether recent work on the tubing lanes by the Arrowhead club encroached on those wetlands, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin said …

Business Notes Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hanover — Amidon Jewelers close its store in the Nugget Arcade building on Hanover’s Main Street, the company announced last week. Owners Katie Goode and Steve Doubleday plan to sell off the inventory, and Goode said that will keep the store open at least through the holidays. “Hanover …

Willard Munson Hathaway

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Willard Munson Hathaway passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the same manner he arrived, at a family farm surrounded by those who loved and admired him. Willard’s life began on Dec. 30, 1928. He was welcomed by his mother Josephine at …

Claremont Monument to Shine Light on City’s Civil War Sacrifice

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Claremont — It would be inconceivable today for Claremont to bear the death of 230 of its young men and women in war over a four-year period. Yet, between 1861 and 1865, nearly 450 men from Claremont, ages 18 to 45, went to fight for the Union cause …

Bow Stops Stevens Soccer in Semis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Nearly knocking Bow from its two-year undefeated perch three weeks ago didn’t do the Stevens High girls soccer team any favors in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III semifinals. The top-ranked Falcons took to the fourth-seeded Cardinals like a Doberman to a Delmonico, rolling to a 5-1 …

Democrats Sweep Claremont

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although House Democratic candidates swept Claremont, it appeared Republicans gained a seat in the county delegation with wins in Newport and Charlestown. In Claremont, the largest community in the county, state Rep. John Cloutier, D-Claremont, was re-elected to his 12th two-year term in the Legislature Tuesday, defeating state …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …