Lebanon

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 …

Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing and socializing in an impromptu melee with often hundreds of combatants. But on Wednesday, the …

Kelsie Lorraine Gleason

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Kelsie Lorraine Gleason, age 24, a resident of West Lebanon, formerly of Naperville, Ill, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born May 21, 1990 in Hinsdale, Ill. Beloved daughter of Robert W. “Bob” and Mary Kay (nee Jordan) Gleason of Naperville, loving twin sister of Courtney H. Gleason of Sycamore, Ill., adored fiancé of Nathan …

Lebanon Schools Tight on Space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — School officials are weighing options to address a space crunch at the city’s elementary schools, primarily at the Hanover Street School. Though nothing has been finalized, officials discussed a range of options for addressing the school’s space needs — including increasing class sizes, moving the district’s …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is another matter. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the …

Charles R. Tibbs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Charles R. Tibbs of Lebanon died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at age 69. A full obituary to follow …

State Drops Charge In Windsor Shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — Charges have been dismissed, at least for now, against a White River Junction man who was shot by a Windsor police officer after he allegedly attempted to run over the officer during a drug stakeout on Route 5 in Windsor last week. According to …

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, …

A Life: Mimi MacNamee ‘Thought That Her Purpose in Life Was to Help Others’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lebanon — Mary “Mimi” MacNamee liked to fix things. She could take apart your toaster and put it back together. She could re-wire your VCR, or your whole house, for that matter. When her children were young, she …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

West Lebanon Church’s Interfaith Service Speaks to All

Monday, November 24, 2014

West Lebanon — About 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Thanksgiving service at the Congregational church, a man wearing a silk embroidered robe made half the worshipers jump in their pews. He rang a gong. Or more properly a …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

D-H CEO Named to Leaders List Lebanon — Dr. James N. Weinstein, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of the top 100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems in …

Dennis “Denny” Dupuis

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Keystone Heights, Fla. — Dennis “Denny” Arthur Dupuis, 69, of Keystone Heights, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. Denny was born August 6, 1945 in Tyler, Texas to Arthur Henry Dupuis and Frances Katherine Piecuch. He graduated from Lebanon High School in …