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Gilmanton

Letter: Gilmanton blame game

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

To Gilmanton taxpayers: There have been many inaccurate statements made regarding issues within the selectmen’s office. Apparently it is easier for the new town administrator to place blame rather than taking ownership of his own mistakes. It has stated that one of the reasons for such a huge tax increase was because I “may have underestimated the revenue.” I have no way of knowing if this statement is true as …

Ray Duckler: The highs and lows of a diabetic grade school boy

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Luc Gautreaux, 7, pulled off the top like a pen cap, exposing a pinpoint sharp enough to pop a balloon. He pricked the end of his index finger and squeezed, creating a tiny pool of blood, then smeared it onto a strip inserted into what looked like an old cell phone. His sister, …

Birth announcement: Morgan Clemans

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A son, Morgan Murphy Clemans, was born Nov. 11 at the Family Place at Concord Hospital to Jeremy Clemans and Emma Sisti of Concord. Grandparents include Trish Murphy and Bob Blair of Concord and Mark and Jane Sisti of Gilmanton Iron Works. …

Gilmanton School District seeks modular classrooms

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Gilmanton School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, is looking for more space. Hoping to respond to a growing number of students in younger grades, the district is again asking voters to approve the installation of modular classrooms at the school. The total cost of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Business people for Jan. 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

David Patrick is the new director of conservation at the Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire. Patrick has a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, Orono, and comes to the Conservancy from Paul Smith’s College in …

People for Jan. 13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CONCORD Debony Lahue is the new head coach for the Granite State Roller Derby 2015 season. She is a seasoned roller derby skater with extensive skating experience as well as playing and coaching team sports both on and off the track. Austin Erickson was named to the dean’s …

Downed trees, wires, power outages focus of local officials

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The snow had long stopped, but local officials needed yesterday to get a handle on the damage caused by the Thanksgiving eve snowstorm. “We got hammered with the snow. Like other places, trees came down and took out …

New Hampshire author and illustrator is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Standing in front of a class of eighth-grade students yesterday morning, Marty Kelley asked if they wanted to first hear the good news or the bad news. “The bad news is you’re going to work really hard this …

Letter: The wrong pledge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recently, state Sen. Sam Cataldo of Farmington signed a “Pledge of Allegiance” to Americans for Prosperity, a Virginia-based, Koch brothers founded and funded, right-wing political advocacy group. This means that Cataldo now cannot vote for any bill, no matter how beneficial it would be for New Hampshire citizens, …

Canterbury kitchen helps Lakes Region Community College culinary program grow

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the heart of historic Canterbury Shaker Village, chef Patrick Hall is building a culinary arts program from scratch. He took the vision he had for years and added a small group of students. Then, he created and …