Coos County Democrat

AG will say "yes" or "no" to four-hospital Affiliation by Dec. 31

BERLIN — A public hearing led by CEO Russ Keene was held on Monday night, Nov. 16, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) on the proposed formal Affiliation of four nonprofit voluntary corporations that operate North Country hospitals — AVH, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook and Littleton Regional Healthcare — creating North Country Healthcare, Inc., a Parent corporation to be located in the Physicians Medical Building on Route 3 South in Whitefield....more>

Sinocare agrees to buy Nipro Diagnostics, including P.J. Noyes

LANCASTER — Elected state officials and business leaders agree that the Granite State is now very much a part of the fast-moving global economy. The experience over the last two-and-a-half years at P.J. Noyes — one of the county seat's signature companies — supports this view. ...more>

SPNHF files lawsuit vs. Northern Pass in Cos Superior Court

LANCASTER — Likely, few were surprised that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) ended up on Thursday, Nov. 19, filing a lawsuit against Northern Pass Transmission, LLC (NPT). But surely most of those who've followed the five-year saga during which NPT has tweaked and adjusted its routes and strategies were surprised that the venue turned out to be Cos Superior Court....more>

Lancaster taxpayers are reeling from total school tax

LANCASTER — Property taxpayers in the county seat experienced sticker shock when they opened up their property tax bills 10 or so days ago. The total rate jumped $4.09 — from $23.40 per thousand in assessed valuation in 2014 to a startling $27.49 in 2015....more>

JROTC Spartan drill team wins championship

WHITEFIELD — On Saturday, Nov. 14, the JROTC Spartan drill team won the overall championship for the Northern New England Drill League. The drill team is an extension of JROTC that members can elect to partake in. The season lasts for roughly four months. Each team is made up of a minimum of 13 cadets that are required to perform a series of drill maneuvers in a very precise and exact manner in accordance with the guidelines specified in Army Regulation 3-21.5. ...more>
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