Community will benefit from combining of Coos County Family Health Services and Mountain Health Services

The successful award of a federal grant will improve access to health care and provide significant savings to residents of Coos County. The Boards of Directors of Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) and Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) have announced their decision to file an application to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services for funding to improve access to health care for community residents and to support ...

Hit and Run driver arrested

A 29-year old Berlin man was arrested yesterday for the hit and run snowmobile accident in Success that seriously injured a Maine dogsledder. Denis Lancey of 22 Arlington Street was charged in Berlin District Court with conduct after an accident, a Class B felony that carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison. The victim, Stephen Hessert, 51, of Portland, Me., was left behind on the trail, injured with two broken legs, in subzero weather. According to the arrest affidavit, ...

Senate committee will hold hearing in Berlin Friday

Seeking input on two bills aimed at helping economically depressed areas

Local residents will have an opportunity Friday to provide input to a state Senate committee considering two bills designed to help economically deprived areas of the state. North Country state Senator John Gallus, who sits on the Energy & Economic Development Committee, has arranged for the committee to hold a public hearing on the bills at the N.H. Community Technical College in Berlin from 10 a.m. to noon ...

Dummer residents to vote on 13-article warrant March 11

Dummer residents will gather at their town hall on Tuesday, March 11, at 6:45 p.m. to vote on a thirteen article warrant, nine of which are money articles. The first article is a ballot vote for town officers. Article 2 asks voters to raise and appropriate $57,777 for general government operations, $21,000 of which is for town officers salaries and $7,800 for town officers expenses. The article is recommended by selectmen. Article 3 asks for $16,176 for public health and safety, which ...