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LRPC Environmental Workshop on Friday, January 31

MEREDITH —  The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) will hold the third in a series of public workshops relating to the Lakes Region Plan on Friday January 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.

The "Natural Resources in the Lakes Region" workshop will provide an opportunity for commissioners, local officials, and other interested persons to hear presentations on major topics including land conservation, agriculture, forestry, water infrastructure and watershed management, followed by break-out sessions where participants will identify key issues and brainstorm projects and implementation steps. Information from the break-out sessions, as well as the presentations, will inform the development of the Environmental and Water Infrastructure components of the Lakes Region Plan.

"These topical workshops provide our member communities and stakeholders with the opportunity to have a direct input into the development of the Lakes Region Plan," stated Jeff Hayes, the new Executive Director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

The Lakes Region Plan is part of the Granite State Future (GSF) project, a statewide project among all of the regional planning commissions coordinated by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and funded through a three-year grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each of the state's nine regional planning commissions is responsible for developing a regional plan.

Some of the objectives of the GSF are to identify important local assets that contribute to lasting prosperity; capitalize on and incorporate shared values and opportunities included in existing plans and research; plan for public infrastructure investment through an open and transparent process; direct capital investments toward locally identified needs; and conserve our natural, social and financial resources.

An association of 30 communities, the Lakes Region Planning Commission has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical assistance, and information services. Register for the workshop as lunch will be provided. Contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 02:34

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Hayes new executive director of Lakes Region Planning Commission

MEREDITH — Jeffrey R. Hayes is the new executive director of the Lakes Region Planning Commission.

Hayes previously served as the executive director of North Country Council,  which is another of the states nine regional planning commissions. He has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning, has earned his American Institute of Certified Planners certification and has 20 years' experience working in the planning field.

"I look forward to serving the communities and pursuing a regional vision which balances new economic opportunities while maintaining and improving the environmental quality in the region", said Hayes

For more information on LRPC,  visit www.lakesrpc.org or contact your town representative to the Commission.

An association of 30 communities, the Lakes Region Planning Commission has active programs in land use and environmental planning, transportation, watershed preservation, economic development, mapping and technical assistance, and information services.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:01

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Plymouth State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's Nursing program has received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the program's Bachelor of Science in nursing. CCNE awarded five years of initial accreditation to PSU, which is the maximum number of years granted for new degree programs. Nursing program Director Mary D. Bantell, EdD, RN, said the accreditation is a significant step forward for the two-year old program.

"We're very pleased to have received the maximum number of years of accreditation from CCNE, which is recognition of the excellence of our program and faculty," said Bantell. "We were successful in our accreditation efforts because of the collaboration with and support of our communities, including all of our hospital and health care agency colleagues."

The CCNE accreditation process included submission of a self-study and on-site interviews.

The PSU Department of Nursing offers a traditional pre-licensure program and an online bachelor's in nursing completion program for nurses. The Nursing Department graduated its first class in May, 2013.

For more information about PSU nursing program please visit: www.plymouth.edu/department/nursing/

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 06:28

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Mayhew Program Elects Seven New Trustees

BRISTOL — At the annual meeting of Mayhew's Board of Trustees, seven trustees were elected to three-year terms.

Newly elected members include Jim Barry of Gilford, Lisa Bottomley of North Hampton, Garvin Eastman of Bridgewater, Graham McSwiney of New London, Steven Rothenberg of Hopkinton, Marty Sink of Manchester, and Scott Stephens of Campton.

Mayhew is a nonprofit program focused on challenging and helping at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best. In 2014, Mayhew is serving 205 boys through its residential summer and school year mentoring programs. Thanks to the generosity of its many contributions, boys participate in the Mayhew Program tuition-free for up to six years.

Mayhew is a partner agency of the Granite, Greater Seacoast, and Monadnock United Ways.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 02:38

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