Carl Evangelista was the center of attention during a Veterans Day event at the Nevins Community Center last week. The annual event honors the veterans who live there and this year featured Marilyn Monroe look-a-like Christy Combs as well as a Frank Sinatra impersonator. See more photos page 10. Photo by Chris Paul
In recent weeks, one Presidential hopeful or another could be found chatting and glad-handing residents, or hosting “town hall” question and answer sessions. All just down the road or across town or in the community next door.
And that’s only going to increase, even as the field of candidates shifts, with some regular visitors dropping out and the front runners likely to beef up their appearances.
Welcome to New Hampshire, where every four years, the campaign visits escalate in advance of the first-in-the-nation Presidential primary. Continue reading
The Town’s anticipated health insurance rate increase is primarily attributed to a rise in high-cost medical claims, representatives from Health Trust reported at the Town Council’s Nov. 14 budget workshop.
The Town’s guaranteed maximum rate for FY17 is 15.5 percent, double the rate increase the Town had anticipated.
“We’re definitely seeing it’s twofold – the frequency of access, where employees are accessing more care; and they’re accessing more expensive care. There are more payments with higher than average claims costs for more intensive treatments,” Benefits Coordinator Debie Clayton said. Continue reading