Effingham, NH – Based on a report from the Disability Rights Center Governor Maggie Hassan is stopping the state, or any other agency, from placing new patients into Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham. The disability Rights Center alleges that due to a long term pattern of abuse and neglect Lakeview needs to be closed down. According to WMUR-TV Lake view disputes the centers findings stating that none of the incidents are new and all were properly reported and investigated by the appropriate authorities. The Governor is directing a number of immediate actions including a daily monitoring of the facility in Effingham, a review of all current patients, and having an outside authority review the Department of Health and Human Services handling of Lakeview, and its response to recent incidents there.
Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the Disability Rights Center’s reports on the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham:
“The reports alleging systemic deficiencies at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center that threaten the health, safety and well-being of patients who they are supposed to be helping are deeply disturbing. As a State, we should be working together with families, caregivers and providers to enhance the health, safety and human dignity of all our patients, including those living with the most complex health and developmental needs who have been placed at Lakeview. My office has met with the Department of Health and Human Services about this report. In response to this report, I am directing a number of immediate actions: the implementation, in coordination with the area agencies, of daily monitoring of the Lakeview facility in Effingham; a review of all of the patients currently placed in Lakeview to determine whether they can safely transition to community-based care; and the Department of Health and Human Services to engage an outside expert to oversee a licensing and complaint review of Lakeview. In addition, I will be initiating an outside review of the Department of Health and Human Services handling of Lakeview, and its response to recent incidents at Lakeview. While this matter is pending, the State of New Hampshire will not place, or allow area agencies to place, any new patients at Lakeview, and we will notify other states with patients at Lakeview of our decision. As the reports highlight, we must continue to move away from isolated institutionalization and toward stronger systems for community-based care in order to ensure that all New Hampshire citizens are empowered to become fulfilled members of their communities. The allegations of abuse, neglect and inadequate care at Lakeview are deeply troubling, and we must strive to meet our commitment to our most vulnerable populations by continuing to improve our community-based approach to providing high quality care to those who experience disabilities and to all Granite Staters in need.”
Maine State Police is asking for the public help in locating an Otisfield man who fled Tuesday afternoon from a state trooper’s car, still in handcuffs. Police are now looking for 27 year old Maxx Noble who is 6 feet tall, weighs 180 pounds and has multiple tattoos on his face, neck and arms.
Troopers Adam Fillebrown and Jason Wing, went to a residence on Ahonen Rd in Otisfield looking for Noble who was facing several felony charges stemming from an investigation by MDEA and State Police. Troopers located Noble and took him into custody, handcuffed him and placed him in Trooper Wing’s cruiser . While the two Troopers were inside a residence, Noble was able to unbuckle his seatbelt, unlock the cruiser door and fled into nearby woods, still in handcuffs and wearing only socks on his feet. Over the next four hours Troopers aided by tracking dogs, the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office and Oxford Police searched a wide area near the Harrison town line without success. Deputies and Troopers also were stationed around the neighborhood , alerting neighbors and motorists. Noble was last seen wearing a blue jacket, a hooded sweatshirt with grey sweatpants and white socks. His sneakers had been removed following his arrest. As a result of the incident Maxx will face a number of new charges including escape and theft . Anyone with information of Noble’s whereabouts is asked to contact State Police in Gray at 657-3030 or the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department. Police say Noble is desperate and the public should avoid any contact with him.
Kennett High School Football Continues to Roll
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Giant State Record Catfish is the Last Fish of an Epic New Hampshire Angling Quest
It took three years, but two fishermen have finished their one year quest to catch and eat every species of freshwater fish in New Hampshire and they did it with a recordbreaking trophy. Dave Kellam from Exeter and Clay Groves from Conway, known as the Fish Nerds, caught a massive 12.3 pound channel catfish in the Connecticut River; besting the previous record by a little more than four ounces.
“I kissed that fish hard when we got it out of the water” confessed Clay. “I don’t think I have ever been happier to see a fish in my life.”
It was a fitting end to a quest that targeted 48 species of Granite State fish and included bloodsucking lampreys, venomous catfish, giant minnows and iconic trout. All fish were legally caught and most were captured using a hook and line. The two men created their own recipes, often using alliteration as their guide with such culinary gems as pickled pickerel, falafel fallfish and madtom mousse. Their final meal of the quest was a charbroiled channel catfish with
“We are the only ones to have caught and eaten this many fish species in New Hampshire,” noted Dave. “It was a great adventure that gave us great memories and some indigestion.” NH Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries thinks that more channel catfish stories are on the way. “In my opinion, the channel catfish record will continue to be broken in the NH section of the Connecticut River in coming years as anglers become more aware of the opportunities that exist there for this species. Anglers should be aware that these fish are not native to NH and that it is illegal and unwise to transfer them to other water bodies. “ The Fish Nerds are now looking for a new quest to challenge their fishing prowess. They are accepting suggestions posted to their Facebook page or submitted to their Fish Nerds hotline at 607-378-FISH.