Report: NH’s child welfare system needs more mental health, substance abuse and prevention services

Priority recommendations include adopting and expanding the principles of system of care that are currently in place; strengthening DCYF’s partnership with the Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health; contracting with Medicaid managed care organizations to create and support a continuum of community-based services for youth with complex needs; ensuring adequate staffing; and leveraging federal funding available through the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. READ MORE


Mountain M…er, Fisher Cats avoid sweep

Sunday, July 8, 2018 Andrew Sylvia 0

The franchise that eventually became the New Hampshire Fisher Cats almost became known as the New Hampshire Mountain Men. On Sunday, the Fisher Cats donned “Mountain Men” jerseys and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, earning a 14-2 matinee victory. READ MORE


Community gardens grow in city, and plots are available now on Spruce Street

Thursday, July 5, 2018 Laura Aronson 0

Nestled into south-facing woods, the large garden is divided into individual plots that the gardeners fence, plant, and equip. Scattered picnic tables and a shaded group seating area (constructed by the welding students from the community college) provide places to rest, eat, and talk. There is an orchard. A nature trail in the woods is a magnet for children.  Water hoses connect to the closest college building. Honey bee hives nestle in a garden corner. READ MORE


July 3 prayer vigil for immigrants

Monday, July 2, 2018 Laura Aronson 0

There will be an Interfaith Prayer vigil for immigrant justice July 3 at 8:30 a.m. outside the Norris Cotton Federal Building to support immigrants required to appear that day before Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The READ MORE

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