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Safe driving

AG Supermarkets (Sully’s of Allenstown, formerly Bi-Wise), the Allenstown Police Department, the Pembroke Police Department, and the administration at Pembroke Academy are sponsoring a short film contest to encourage high school students to make good choices when it comes to distracted driving. The goal is to bring awareness to two of the biggest causes of distracted driving: texting and drinking, and the fatal consequences associated with both. Though this issue is always relevant, it becomes more so on prom night.

Prom-eligible students will work in teams, writing and producing an original 60-to 90-second film addressing the issues of distracted and impaired driving.

The community is asked to visit to vote for your favorite video from Thursday at noon to April 14 at 8 a.m. Voters must “Like” their favorite video by clicking the thumbs-up button underneath it.

The top 10 highest-rated videos will move on to final judging by the contest’s advisory board, comprised of members of the school administration, Pembroke and Allenstown police departments, and other members of the community.


Serving the town

The Hopkinton select board is seeking a pool of citizens interested in serving on a town committee or board. The following committees currently have openings: Hopkinton-Webster refuse disposal, human services advisory, open space, recreation, recycling, senior recreation and planning board alternate.

For more information, email Neal Cass, town administrator, at or call 746-2892.


Youth in government

The YMCA’s annual Youth in Government program continues today with Model Legislature Day at the State House in Concord. More than 300 New Hampshire teens from 30 schools will participate. School advisors, YMCA volunteers and high school students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in civics and practice democracy.

Three tons of food

More than three tons of nonperishable food will be distributed by the Capital Region Food Program on Tuesday. The food will go to 15 area food pantries, social service agencies and church groups in the greater Concord area as part of the year-round distribution project.

This program provides food to these organizations each month, at no cost to recipient agencies including Boscawen Congregational Church, Centerpoint Food Pantry, Concord Human Services, First Congregational Church, Friends of Forgotten Children, Gospel Light Church of God, Loudon Food Pantry, McKenna House, Pittsfield Food Pantry, Salvation Army, St. John’s Church–St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Paul’s Food Pantry, St. Peter’s Church–St. Vincent DePaul Society, Suncook CAP and United Church of Penacook.

Visit to learn how to organize a food drive, donate, volunteer and find a list of partner agencies.


Wiffle ball tourney

Help a 6-year-old girl continue to battle Alagille Syndrome (a rare liver disorder) by taking part in NHTI’s annual Wiffle Ball tournament April 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Put together a team to play ball, donate, or volunteer. Contact the office of Student Life at 230-4045 or or visit

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