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Published Tuesday Sep 7, 2021

The Buzz Online

In the spotlight: The Chameleon Group in Dover was designated a safe, judgement-free “Place” by the Dover Mental Health Alliance. Chameleon Group’s management team received Mental Health First Aid Training which teaches people how to recognize and respond to someone else who may be in emotional distress. The group also received Adverse Childhood Experience training.

Jewett Construction Company, a New England regional design-build construction management firm and general contractor, hired Mason Westover as an assistant project manager. He started his career as a project coordinator.

The certified public accounting firm of Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association promoted certified public accountant Abby Lamothe to supervisor. She has worked in the firm’s Dover office since 2018.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness NH will receive $124,914 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to train first responders and law enforcement to respond to individuals in a mental health crisis more effectively. The training is also intended to promote mental wellness for law enforcement and first responders in response to increased rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.

Jason “Jay” Aube of TFMoran Seacoast Division in Portsmouth has earned his certified wetland scientist license for the State of New Hampshire from the Board of Natural Scientists. Aube joined TFMoran as an environmental permitting specialist in October of 2020.

Monadnock Farm and Community CoalitionFood Connects, and the Monadnock Food Coop have joined forces to develop a "Local Food STAR Restaurant" campaign in the region. The goal is to connect the public with the finest farm to table dining and provide much-needed income to local farmers. Selected restaurants receive a free toolkit of materials - window decals, logos for menus and for use on social media platforms, and will be featured in the Monadnock Table Magazine.

The N.H. Humane Society is encouraging individuals to help Louisiana animal shelters in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Due to lack of running water, large scale power outages and disruptions of energy due to a lack of gasoline, animal shelters are struggling to care for the animals under their charge. Donations can be made to N.H. Humane Society through the online portal or directly to the Humane Society of Louisiana and their Hurricane Ida disaster relief fund and to the Villalobos Rescue Center, which has significant needs right now and has launched a GoFundMe campaign.

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