Community/Civic Involvement

This week, bipartisan legislation to delay impending cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program – essential to providing support for hospitals that serve vulnerable populations – was approved in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. H.R. 2328, co-authored by Rep. O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Rep. Stefanik (R-NY), delays more than $7 billion in cuts to DSH program, as well as reduces the cut to DSH in 2022 by $4 billion. The bill also secures and extends funding for the Community Health Center Fund, which provides support to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Read more →

Five Rivers Conservation Trust and the Hopkinton Conservation Commission have collaborated to permanently protect a 55-acre farm field in the center of Contoocook Village from future development. The Houston family owns the field, located behind Dimitri’s restaurant and Colonial Plaza, as part of its Pine Lane Farm.  The family has a long history of farming in Contoocook. Rich Houston, the third-generation of the family to manage Pine Lane Farm, has seen many acres of farmland lost to non-farm uses, so he wanted to permanently protect this prime agricultural land along the Contoocook and Warner Rivers. Houston says, “The viability of the farm depends on having enough good farmland to grow the corn silage and hay needed to feed our 450 milking cows”. Read more →

The rally is in coordination with a nationwide effort to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants, especially children, held at government-funded, privately run detention centers in the United States. At least seven other events are being held across New Hampshire, along with upwards of 500 across the country.   Read more →

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 9 in the appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act in 2018. In a lawsuit brought by Republican-led states, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the entire ACA after Congress repealed the tax penalty that was enforcing the law's individual mandate. Twenty-one Democratic attorneys general are appealing the ruling and the House of Representatives has intervened to defend the ACA in the case. Read more →

Saturday August 3, 2019 at Waterville Valley Town Square 9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach. All boats must be made of tape and cardboard. 11:30 a.m. Boat “Oughtta... Read more →

At its annual Awards evening, held this year on June 20 at the Capital Commons building in Concord, Plan NH revealed this year’s Merit Award projects.  The projects were selected from a field of nominations by a jury of diverse professionals within the planning, design and development industries. Read more →

Waterville Valley, NH - One of Waterville Valley’s most exciting summer traditions, the Kirby Youth Fishing Derby, is marking 10 years on Corcoran Pond. On Saturday June 15th, the annual Fishing Derby is back and there are fun activities- from... Read more →