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 …

‘We Made It Work’: A Family’s 13-Year Journey From the Other Side of the Valley

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Editor’s Note: In 2000 and 2001 Jim Kenyon spent 10 months reporting and writing the stories of four working families living on the edge of economic uncertainty. The resulting series, The Other Side of the Valley, put names …

Canada Firm Buys Mascoma Corp.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lebanon — Eight years ago Mascoma Corp. was launched by two Dartmouth College engineering professors and an associate to convert waste paper sludge and inedible biomass into ethanol fuel to help wean the world off its addiction to …

ClearChoiceMD Opening on Miracle Mile

Sunday, November 9, 2014

West Lebanon — ClearChoiceMD will open its second urgent care center in the state on Thursday in the Miracle Mile Plaza. The center provides medical care for conditions requiring immediate attention, but does not treat life-threatening injuries . …

Feeling Flushed

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lebanon Department of Works electrician Rick Brown pours water back into a stream of water flowing out of a hydrant in West Lebanon on Friday. Brown was checking to make sure the water was running clear before shutting …

Late to Bed, Early to Rise

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lebanon — Meridith Theriault, a Lebanon High School freshman, sets her alarm for 5 a.m. on weekdays. The early buzzer is necessary, Meridith said, in order for her to have sufficient time to get dressed, do her makeup …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fairlee Man Pleads Not Guilty To 130-mph Car Chase St. Johnsbury, Vt. — A Fairlee man pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court to charges that he led police on a drunken car chase on Interstate 91 and around Lake Morey in Fairlee early Friday morning. Richard Pike, …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …

Teaching Uno, Dos, Tres Earlier

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norwich — French teacher Allison Litten greeted a group of Marion Cross School third graders with “Bonjour!” one afternoon in October. Litten invited the group of 16, seated at four round tables, to identify a variety of Halloween …

Co-op Denies Wrongdoing In Dismissals

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woodstock — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society has denied in court filings that it violated the rights of two former employees who filed a wrongful termination complaint last month. The Co-op also has asked to have the complaint thrown out because it was filed in Vermont, where the …

Grafton County Commissioners Retain Seats

Friday, November 7, 2014

North Haverhill — Democrats have retained control of both the Grafton County legislative delegation and the county commission. All three county commissioners won re-election, according to election returns posted Thursday on the Secretary of State’s website. Hanover Democrat …