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Gilmanton

A real family treat

Thursday, February 26, 2015

We just wanted to voice our support for the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. What I would like to focus on is how our family and many like ours in town have greatly benefited from the year-round library. This library has been a real treat to our family and we have used it for books, movies and even shared in the different fun events that the library hosts. Just last weekend our …

Announcements: Contra dance rescheduled

Friday, February 20, 2015

GILMANTON Rescheduled dance The contra dance at Gilmanton Town Hall, Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works was rescheduled to tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner following. CONCORD Speech contest Students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to participate in the Rotary Club of Concord’s Four Way Test speech contest by preparing and presenting a five to seven-minute speech that clearly …

People for Feb. 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GILMANTON Jessica Stone was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. HILLSBORO Ashley Wing received a Who’s Who Among Students award from Colby-Sawyer College. She is a nursing major. LACONIA Ashley Snow was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at …

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 …

Letter: Support Gilmanton Year-Round Library

Friday, February 28, 2014

Former first lady Laura Bush has said that the most important thing in her wallet is her library card. I am in complete agreement. Libraries contribute to the educational success of children. Research shows that the amount of time children spend with books is crucial to reading achievement …

Cake auction raised money for Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242 would like to thank all who participated in our cake auction on Feb. 15. The auction included 12 cakes and raised $94 for our overnight trip to the Montshire Museum in Vermont in March. The cake that raised the most, a three-layer …

St. Michael’s College dean’s list

Monday, February 24, 2014

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.: ALTON Alexander Dugas, son of Gary and Sherry Dugas. He is a senior English major. Sarah Fraser, daughter of Catherine and Wayne Fraser. She is a senior …

Letter: We can’t afford not to fund Gilmanton library

Friday, February 21, 2014

Some folks think they can’t afford the additional taxes if the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is funded. Quite the opposite is true. Many residents cannot afford not having the library. Discounted hard-cover books at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon and BJ’s generally run from $17 for fiction to $24 for …