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News from Sullivan County Government
Sullivan County NH government has released a Request for Qualifications/Proposal for Construction Management Services Sullivan County Sober Housing with proposals due no later than Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00pm. This request for proposal, as well as any updates/addendums, may be viewed on the County's Website Here. Questions regarding the request for proposal may be directed to the Sullivan County Manager, Derek Ferland via email or (603) 863-2560.

Sullivan County Government has released an Invitation to Bid for Vending Machine Services, with proposals due no later than Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00pm. This request for proposal, as well as any updates/addendums, may be viewed on the County's Website Here. Questions regarding this invitation to bid may be directed to Sullivan County Director of Community Development, Nichole Cassidy via email or (603) 542-9511 ext. 292.
West Central Behavioral Health Announces New Medication-Assisted Treatment Program
 West Central Behavioral announces the opening of a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for opioid addiction with client intakes to begin March 9, 2020. The new MAT Program will be located at West Central’s Substance Use Services clinic at 251 Elm Street in Claremont, NH.

The MAT Program will be highly personalized and use suboxone treatment. Individualized therapy and individual medication checks will also be offered.

According to Dr. Robert Morrell, director of West Central’s Substance Use Services clinic, “Our goal is to help people break the vicious cycle of opioid addiction with a personalized program that treats clients compassionately and offers them expert care.”

West Central Behavioral Health is the non-profit community mental health center for the Upper Valley and Sullivan County regions. It ensures access to advanced counseling, treatment, and support for people of all ages and income levels. Its vision is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders so people will seek out help when they need it most.

With locations in Claremont, Lebanon, and Newport, NH, West Central offers adult outpatient services, child & family services, substance use services, 24/7 emergency services, and residential services. Its Emergency Services crisis line phone number is 800-564-2578. To schedule an appointment call 603-542-5128. Learn more online at: www.wcbh.org.  
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Public Event Series Focuses on Climate Resilience and Soil Health
Events Open to All Who Want to Build a More Livable, Resilient Region & Planet

What is good for the soil is good for our communities. That’s the theory behind a six-event discussion series, Climate and Community Resilience: Lessons from the Soil. The events will be held on six dates from late March through mid-May. Details are available at vitalcommunities.org/soil .

Attendees will collaborate with presenters and facilitators to explore information about the land and inhabitants of the Upper Valley at different periods throughout time—the past, present and future. Ideas about soil health and how to take action in a time of climate, ecological, social and economic transformation will be shared. This six-event series will unpack the science of whole systems landscape function, explore how land and society change together and offer practical ways to engage with the landscape for community resilience and social justice.
Our soil, and the web of life within our soils, keeps our landscapes whole, letting life thrive,” said Cat Buxton, co-founder of Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition. “If humans can mimic this brilliance, we may be able to build upon the social mycelium that holds our communities together.”

The entire series will take place in White River Junction. The first five events will be held at Bugbee Senior Center; the final event will be held at Sunrise Farm. All of the events are free, open to all and offer childcare. Refreshments will be provided by Hanover Co-op Food Stores and Upper Valley Food Co-op. Registration is encouraged online here.

Sunday, March 22, 2 to 6 p.m.: Earth’s Cycles: Foundations of Energy and Matter
Sunday, April 5, 2 to 6 p.m.: Historical Landscape: Learning from the Past
Monday, April 13, 5:30-8 p.m.: Here and Now: Human Impacts
Sunday, April 26, 2 to 6 p.m.: Systems Collapse: Climate and Ecological Crisis
Monday, May 4 5:30 to 8 p.m.: Revolutionary Resilience: Creating a Different Future
Sunday, May 17, 2 to 6 p.m.: Fertile Ground: Reclaiming Power and Possibility. This culminating event will bring us together at Sunrise Farm to reflect on the power of natural systems and community collaboration.

The Climate and Community Resilience: Lessons from the Soil event series is a collaboration of Vital Communities, Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, Hanover Co-op Food Stores, Upper Valley Food Co-op, BALE, XRVT and Grow More Waste Less. More information is available at vitalcommunities.org/soil .
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Community News & Events
2020 Labor Law Training Seminars Offered by NH DOL
The New Hampshire Department of Labor is offering a Labor Law training seminar on how to stay in compliance with NH Labor Laws. The United States Department of Labor will join us again this year. The seminar will be offered on 16 dates at a variety of locations throughout the state. These events are free and open to employers, businesses and the public. These seminars are made possible by the generosity of the businesses donating their establishment’s function room to host these events.
Please note: This year’s seminars are starting at 8:30am and ending at 12:00pm in an attempt to give the presenters and the audience more time for Q & A.
If you have 10 or more persons to register, please contact the NHDOL to discuss scheduling a separate training session.
To register for one of these training events please refer to the “Register for Labor Law Seminars?” link under the “How Do I …” section on the  Labor website’s home page .
Session dates and locations:
March 9, 2020            Alan’s of Boscawen Restaurant, Boscawen
March 11, 2020          Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham
March 17, 2020          Portsmouth Country Club, Greenland
March 24, 2020          The Falls Event Center, Manchester
March 26, 2020          Derry Opera House, Derry
March 30, 2020          Beane Conference Center, Laconia
April 1, 2020              Havenwood – Heritage Heights, Concord
April 6, 2020              The Atlantic Grill, Rye
April 14, 2020            Sky Meadow Country Club, Nashua
April 16, 2020            Keene Ice, Keene
April 21, 2020            Comman Man, Claremont
April 28, 2020            Rochester American Legion, Rochester
April 30, 2020            Gorham Town Hall, Gorham
May 4, 2020               Haverhill Town Hall, North Haverhill
May 6, 2020               Wolfeboro Town Hall, Wolfeboro
May 12, 2020             Service Credit Union, Portsmouth
If you have difficulty registering online for any of these events, please call the NH Department of Labor at 603-271-0127 or email  InspectionDiv@dol.nh.gov