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Gilmanton voters to discuss library money, ballot voting at deliberative session

Thursday, January 29, 2015

For the second year in a row, Gilmanton voters will consider a trimmed-down budget at the town’s deliberative session. Town officials have requested a $3.43 million operating budget. That’s a 2.3 percent decrease from the current $3.5 million budget. Town Administrator Arthur Capello said the decrease came from “a lot of small stuff,” like renegotiating the contract for the town’s phone service to get a better deal. Capello said he …

Happy birthday, Gilmanton Library

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy birthday, Gilmanton Library Sept. 12, 2009, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library celebrated its grand opening with many visitors, most receiving library cards. Five years later, the library has 1,653 card holders and some 13,500 items on the shelves. But numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. In addition to two weekly story time sessions, children’s programming has grown to include the wildly popular …

Letter: Support your library

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library provides a central meeting place for a town so widely spread out. Besides books and magazines, DVDs, computer use, scheduled children’s and adult programs, the GYRL hosts many group meetings in comfortable community space. Some of the groups meeting regularly this year at the year-round library have included a crafter’s group, a book club, a murder mystery group, home …

Letter: Don’t believe the hype

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It’s back – Mediscare! And it’s just as false and misleading as ever. In December 2013 New Hampshire began being bombarded with ads attacking Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter which tried to scare us into believing that the Affordable Care Act was denying us the opportunity to renew our policies …

PHOTOS: Pond gliders

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Finn Baldwin (left), 13, and his friend Stanley Medley, 13, chat after putting their mountain bikes into Finn’s dad’s truck after riding on Rollins Pond in Gilmanton on Sunday, March 23, 2014. The pair, who have been best …

Four-alarm fire in Gilmanton destroys barn, damages home

Monday, March 24, 2014

A four-alarm fire destroyed a barn and damaged a single-family home in Gilmanton yesterday afternoon. A passer-by went into the fire station to alert the department of the blaze at 1765 Route 140 about 11:10 a.m., Gilmanton fire …

Gilmanton Year Round Library will continue to serve community

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The board of directors of the Gilmanton Year Round Library and library staff wish to thank Gilmanton voters for their support on March 11. The library will continue to serve the community because of the successful vote. Library staff is committed to offering programs to meet the needs …

Gilmanton library gets $52,500 in close vote

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The privately owned Gilmanton Year-Round Library will remain open after voters narrowly approved $52,500 to cover costs over the next year. If the motion was defeated, the library would have closed. The petitioned warrant article passed, 500-483. “We are very excited to see the support,” said Anne Kirby, …

Letter: In Gilmanton, vote for McCormack

Sunday, March 9, 2014

To Gilmanton voters: We write in support of Steve McCormack for Gilmanton selectman. McCormack is native to the Lakes Region and has lived in Gilmanton since 1987. He had a career in the military and worked for the State Employees’ Association before retiring in 2011. He is an …

Vote will decide library’s future in Gilmanton

Sunday, March 9, 2014

If Gilmanton voters don’t agree to pay for the privately owned Gilmanton Year-Round Library in their tax bills this year, it will close Saturday – just four days after the election. The library was built in 2008 and runs on a $70,500 operating budget. On Tuesday, the residents …

Voters to take up teachers contract, modular classrooms

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Some teachers have rolling carts for their supplies instead of their own classrooms. Part of the library has been converted to class space. The art teacher and the Spanish teacher share one room. “We are really cramped for space at the Gilmanton School,” Superintendent John Fauci said. That …

Letter: Important dates for Gilmanton voters

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Since this is only the second year that Gilmanton voters have conducted town meeting under the so-called SB 2 system, some people may still be unaware of the dates for important town issues, including electing a selectman, other town officers and school board members; voting on budgets for …

Letter: Critical vote in Gilmanton

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

To Gilmanton voters: The Gilmanton Year-Round Library board of directors is asking for your support on March 11. Please vote Yes for library funding, which will ensure continued operation of the year-round library. With funding, the library will be able to provide all the services currently offered for …