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Gilmanton

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 Lego Club and early-release day Afternoon at …

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 …

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 upstate New York, where he was an assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife science. For …

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 …

Libraries still matter

Friday, February 7, 2014

Some people may believe that because of the internet, tablets and smart phones, libraries are becoming obsolete. It may surprise you to learn that nothing could be further from the truth! Like libraries across the country, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is getting busier every year. Libraries serve the …

Gilmanton teachers, school board agree on contract

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Gilmanton Education Association and the school board have agreed on a three-year contract, both parties announced yesterday. Voters can learn about the agreement and its effect on their taxes in the school deliberative session in the Gilmanton School gymnasium tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. The agreement calls …

Gilmanton man charged with Laconia arson says fires were accidental

Friday, February 7, 2014

A man charged with setting three fires in Laconia said they were accidental. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he set a fire in September that damaged a parked car and two fires last month on Highland and Academy streets. The police said Clairmont …

Helping scouts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242 recently participated in the Gilmanton School PTA Craft Fair where they raised $250 to help scouts attend an upcoming event. A special thank you to Gilmanton Corner Store, the (Gilmanton) Iron Works Market, Coca Cola, and Jim Gosselin for their donations. CAMERON AJ …

Letter: Wanted: conservation-minded buyers in Gilmanton

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Gilmanton Land Trust has received inquiries about the “For Sale” signs on two of the four tracts involved in the “Gilmanton’s Greatest Views” conservation campaign. We would like to clarify the situation and put to rest any concerns. First, these four tracts are permanently conserved by perpetual …

Letter: Testerman for Senate

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I am supporting Karen Testerman for the office of U.S. Senate to replace Jeanne Shaheen. After getting to know Testerman, I have discovered that she shares the same values that I do. I am pro-family and pro-Constitution and believe in less government intrusion in our lives. The most …

Gilmanton School honor roll

Monday, December 23, 2013

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first trimester at the Gilmanton School: Grade 8 High Honors: Taryn Breton, Cian Brown, Lauren Dean, Samantha Knowles, Olivia Trindade, Ethan Warren and Sophia Wrobel Grade 8 Honors: Connor Adel, Jenna Baumeister, Jackson Brulotte, Julianna Coulstring, Camryn …