Town Crier for Jan. 20, 2019

Published: 1/18/2019 6:37:36 PM
ALLENSTOWNCribbage competition

■The period for Declaring Candidacy for Town Offices in Allenstown is Wednesday to Feb. 1. Contact Town Clerk Kathleen Pelissier for more information and to get the form to declare your candidacy for these positions. Spots are available for: budget committee, library trustee, trustee of trust funds, cemetery trustee, sewer commissioner, road agent, selectmen and treasurer.

■Allenstown Town Office will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■The Suncook Senior Center will be closed on Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost is $5 per class.

■Pastel Art class is held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. Classes are $45 for a six-week session and includes materials.

■Bone Builders will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■The Cribbage Club will be holding their Cribbage Tournament on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■The new Zumba Gold Class will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The classes fee is $70 for 10 classes or $10 per class. Call Phyllis for more information at 485-4254.

■Bingo is held on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.

■Tai Chi moving meditation is held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The classes are $5 per class and is a great way to improve balance flexibility and strength.

■The Community Table is held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School St.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVERLower your heat costs

■The Andover Supervisors of the Checklist will meet at Town Hall on Tuesday, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., to make any additions and corrections to the checklist. Changes in party registration will also be accepted at this time. The meeting is timed so that anyone planning to run in the March 12 Town Election can get onto the checklist before filing begins on Wednesday. One must be a registered voter in Andover to run for an Andover town office.

■Andover residents interested in running for town office must file between Wednesday and Febr. 1, in the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall. Office hours during the filing period will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. and Feb. 1, 3 to 5 p.m. To learn which positions are open, call the Town Clerk at 735-5332, ext. 4.

■Andover residents interested in lowering their heating costs are invited by the Andover Energy Group to join those from surrounding towns at 2 p.m. on Saturday for the kick-off event for “Weatherize Kearsarge,” a six-town project which offers residents low-cost energy audits, up to 50 percent rebates on weatherizing work for homes that qualify, and an opportunity to work with qualified and vetted contractors. The kick-off event will be held at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church on Route 11 in New London and is the best opportunity to meet the volunteer team and partner contractors, learn what to expect from the Weatherize program, and get the nitty-gritty on costs, benefits, financing, and incentives. This event is free and open to the public. Snow date is Feb. 2, same time and place. For further information, contact Larry Chase at Lbchase@aol.com.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@gmail.com

BOSCAWENFirst Friday features

■Have you heard about live music performances at the High Street Coffee House held at the Boscawen Town Hall (Boscawen Congregational Church basement at 14 High St.) on the first Friday of every month? “Entangled Strings” will be playing Feb. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., and will wrap up the evening. In between, there will be open mic slots featuring musicians, poets and comedians from the audience. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be sold. Admission is free for this family friendly event but the bucket is passed for donations that are split between the performer and the church (sponsor).

■If you are interested in running for a town government position, the deadline for filing is fast approaching on Feb. 1. Boscawen has an array of openings for election on March 12. Available opportunities include Cemetery Trustee, one three-year term, Library Trustee, one three-year term, Selectman, one three-year term, Supervisor of the Checklist, one six-year term, Town Clerk, one two-year term, Trustee of the Trust Funds, one three-year term. Stop by the Town Clerk’s office to declare your candidacy from Wednesday to Feb. 1. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on the last day of filing.

■In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Town Municipal Offices, the Boscawen Public Library and Merrimack Valley Schools, including Boscawen Elementary, will be closed on Monday.

MARY ALLARD

753-8576

boscawenpl@gmail.com

CANTERBURYLibrary winter meeting

■Elkins Public Library will host an event Tuesday entitled Death Cafe, led by Moving On Gracefully, discussion facilitated by Randi Boyer, hospice professional. This is not appropriate for children nor the very recently bereaved.

■Young Readers’s Book Group will meet at the library Jan. 28 at 3:15 p.m. and TAG, Teen Advisory Group, at 6:30 p.m.

■Friends of Elkins Public Library will hold its winter meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Elkins. All are welcome – please join us! Refreshments will be served.

■Canterbury Police Department is hoping to receive police memorabilia to display for a period prior to returning them.

■CCFMA Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner will be held at the Parish House on Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. onwards. Please bring a dish to share and your own plate and cutlery. Snow date is Jan. 31. Please RSVP to canterburyfarmersmarket@gmail.com so chairs can be set out for all interested in attending.

■Robert Burns celebration night will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at 322 Shaker Road, with music by the Wind in the Timothy House band; bring a Scottish snack dish to share. Call 783-4719 or email dudleylaufman@gmail.com for more information.

LOIS SCRIBNER

scribnerlois@gmail.com

CHICHESTERMeetings relocated, rescheduled

■On Monday, the library will be closed, as it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■Chichester Town Budget Meeting first session will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Selectmen will meet prior to meeting with the Advisory Budget Committee (if needed) The second session will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall for budget discussions (if necessary). The Grange public hearing will be Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. A continued Grange public hearing will be Feb. 12, if necessary. Check with the Selectmen to confirm budget hearings.

■Due to a scheduling conflict, it has become necessary to reschedule and relocate the public hearings for the proposed zoning ordinances. The first public hearing will be held on Monday at the Grange Hall at 6:30 p.m. The second hearing will be held on Feb. 4 at the Grange Hall at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the proposed changes are available in the Suncook Valley Sun, Jan. 16, edition (online also) and copies are available in town hall. There are 13 changes to be decided upon. These changes are very important for the future of Chichester.

■The filing period for the declaration of candidacy for the election of officers begins Wednesday and ends Feb. 1. Positions to be filled include: selectmen, one for three years; selectmen, one for two years; trustee of trust funds, one for three years; library trustee, one for three years; library trustee, one for one year; cemetery trustee, one for three years. Written declaration of candidacy must be filed with the Town Clerks Office prior to 5 p.m. on Feb. 1.

■The library will be holding a basket making class on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. The class will be taught by Diane Perry-Mann. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $7. The basket will be a pencil holder/flower pot. Call the library to secure a spot. The class is open to all and limited to eight people. Call 798-5610 or stop in.

■The library will have it’s regular activities this week: Toddler Time and Coffee & Color on Tuesday morning; Pre-School Story Time on Thursday at 10:45 a.m.; and Wednesday afternoon knit and crochet for beginners to experts at 3:30 p.m.

■Chichester school proposed budget will be available online at ccs.sau53.org. Voting will take place March 9 at 9 a.m. at the school.

CAROL HENDEE

247-7191

alexsmeme@hotmail.com

DUNBARTONCreate a valentine for our veterans

■Schools closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Offices are also closed.

■Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a session for correction of the checklist at the Town Office on Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

■Reading to Dogs next session at the library will be Thursday. Call the library to reserve your time. A few spots are left.

■On Thursday, Barbara Francis of Penobscot Baskets will present at the library at 6 p.m. Come hear her story and see her work.

■Dunbarton Board of Selectmen will be holding a public forum Thursday at 7:15 p.m., to discuss the Energy Committee’s proposed Ground-mount Solar Farm to be installed at the Dunbarton Transfer Station. The Dunbarton Board of Selectmen would like your input.

■Another concert will be happening in the Town Hall Restoration concert series. The next one will be held Friday at 7 p.m. Come enjoy the band Peabody’s Coal Train in the town hall foyer. Suggested donation is $20. Get your tickets now! Check out upcoming events and updates at tinyurl.com/DunTownHall.

■Valentines for veterans! Send a little love to some very special seniors. The library will have all the materials needed to make a card out on the table and ready to use. Come create a card by Feb. 9. Our librarian will hand deliver to the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., on Feb. 10.

■Join the DCC Book Club and read The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passerlay. This is the story of a 12-year-old refugee’s extraordinary journey across half the world. The story will be discussed in February. Joyce Ray will host at the Vestry. Everyone is welcome.

■Chair Yoga meets Jan. 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dunbarton library with instructor Sherry Gamble. Please wear comfy clothes! A great workout for adults.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOMFull-day kindergarten presentation held

■Full-Day Kindergarten Presentation to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the library.

■On Monday, the B.C.E.P. will host a plastics workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the district facility. The staff will be on hand to educate the public regarding tighter contamination restrictions for marketing of recyclables and de-mystifying the sorting changes for plastic recycling. The facility will not be open for trash disposal on this day. For more information, call 435-6237.

■Movie matinee this week at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Epsom Public Library is Crazy Rich Asians. This romantic/comedy film shows that the only thing crazier than love is family.

■The Epsom Board of Selectmen will hold three consecutive public hearings on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Epsom Town Offices at 940 Suncook Valley Highway, to hear public comment on the King’s Towne Crossing Cooperative Project, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) housing grant application to the N.H. Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).

■ECS basketball games vs. Barrington will take place at the school Tuesday. Girls team will play at 5 p.m.; boys play at 3:45 p.m.

■ECS basketball games will take place at the Strafford school on Thursday. Girls team will play at 5 p.m.; boys play at 3:45 p.m.

■This message is for the parents and guardians of our eighth-grade class. We need a baby picture and a brief congratulatory message for your graduate. Pictures can be emailed to rbruce@sau53.org or brought into school to be scanned. Any pictures that are brought in will be quickly returned. Our hope is that we can include a baby picture and message for all of our graduates. Any picture that was taken between six months and five years of age would be greatly appreciated. Messages should be no longer than two or three sentences. Please submit photos and messages by Saturday.

■Just a reminder that World Strides requires all student accounts be paid in full by Jan. 31 for the Eighth Grade 2019 Historical Trip. The final fundraising deposit will be sent to World Strides during the second week of January to be applied to the accounts of those students qualified. For questions about your account, call World Strides at 1-800-468-5899. Call Mr. Dougherty or Mrs. Yeaton if you have questions.

■Story times are Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts.

■Toddler Time takes place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft.)

■Thursday is Lego Club, everyone welcome at 3:30 p.m. at the library.

■Like to learn the “king of card games?” Come to the Epsom library Mondays at 2 p.m. for free bridge lessons and play (and snacks). Warning: once you start playing bridge, it’s hard to play anything else.

■The Epsom Supervisors of the Checklist will be meeting on Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Epsom library. Change in party registration may be accepted. Supervisors are Nancy Claris, Terry Riel and Betsy Bosiak.

Happy birthday wishes to Carol Zink-Mailloux on Tuesday, Roger Metcalf on Wednesday and Roberta Brooks on Thursday.

TERRY RIEL

rielt397@gmail.com

FRANKLIN57th Winter Carnival

■The 57th Annual Winter Carnival sponsored by the Franklin Outing Club begins several weeks of activities starting Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a casserole supper, bonfire and sledding at Veterans Memorial Recreation Area, 266 Flaghole Road, Franklin. Individual pricing for adults $8 ($6 for FOC members), kids 12 and under $5 ($3 for FOC members) or a family of five $30 ($20 for FOC members). Visit franklinoutingclub.org or email franklinoutingclub@gmail.com. Consider becoming a member for reduced prices for event.

■Franklin Area Lions Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. at The Soda Shoppe on Monday. Contact LionCherylPwrs@aol.com or call 848-3373 fore questions.

■The Junior Youth Group of Franklin will be participating in the MLK day of service in Concord on Monday, as they have done in the past. More information can be found by calling Karen at 770-1851.

■Franklin Public Library Cookbook Club meets to share recipes and sample creations Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call 934-2911 with any questions.

■The Franklin School Board meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school library.

■Tai Chi is offered at the TRIP Center at Bessie Rowell Community Center with a session beginning Thursday and the next six-week session on March 4. Contact the center at 934-4151 or drop by between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you live in the Franklin, Tilton, Northfield area and need a ride, we can accommodate you Monday through Thursday. A wheelchair accessible bus will come to your door and take you where you want to go. Call the TRIP Center at 934-4151 for more information.

■The Baptist Church of Franklin is having a “Winter Tailgate Dinner” on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner cost is $10 per person; $25 for family of four. Menu offerings: wings, hot dogs, chili or chili dogs, taco fixings, delicious brownie ala mode. If you have any questions, email thebaptist@metrocast.net.

■Canyon Run returns to the Franklin Opera House on Saturday at 7 p.m. Enjoy their original material as well as country cover songs. The group has the ability to engage with the audience in a lighthearte4d way. Visit franklinoperahouse.org or call 934-1901 for tickets. Tickets also available at the box office one hour prior to the show.

■Karen Testerman is at the TRIP Center the fourth Tuesday of the month to answer your Medicare questions. This month’s session will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Call 934-4151 with questions.

■There is a free blood pressure clinic the fourth Tuesday of each month, provided by the Franklin VNA. This month, the clinic will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. If you have questions, call 934-4151.

JUDITH ACKERSON

934-2543

franklintowncrier@gmail.com

HENNIKER / WEARENo school Monday

■There is no public school Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■Henniker Community School is having its Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the gym.

■Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki will be presenting his renowned N.H. Humanities-to-Go program, “Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music,” at the Tucker Free Library in Henniker on Jan. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. Jordan is an award-winning fiddler with a lifelong passion for history that helps bring to life the traditional music around which he built his career. Free and open to all. Call 428-3471 or go to tuckerfreelibrary.org.

■The Trustees of the Tucker Free Library invites Henniker residents to an information session on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. (Snow date: Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.). The Trustees will share the preliminary results of the feasibility study regarding the future uses and needs of the library building.

■Two Weare sisters have come up with a community project on their own.Isabella’s Kindergarten teacher Mr. Ward’s class would like to collect winter clothes items for adults. Sofia’s preschool teacher Mrs. Tucker’s class would like to collect winter clothes items for children of all ages. All clothes must be washed. Underwear and socks need to be brand new and in packaging. There will be two boxes in the lobby of Center Woods through Feb. 1.

TOM DUNN

dunn.t@comcast.net

HILLSBOROUGH / DEERING‘Do You Remember?’

■Knitting Purls meets at 1 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Public Library. Bring your knitting questions, patterns to share and enjoy the company of other knitters.

■Scrabble Group (they will be playing other games) meets at the Fuller Public Library at 1 p.m. every Thursday, bring a game of your own to play with others!

■STEAM for kids! Reserve your spot at Fuller Library, space is limited for building Scribble Bots at 10 a.m. Build a robot that will bounce and wiggle and color on your paper! Call 464-3595 to sign up.

■The Hillsborough Historical Society will be hosting a “Do You Remember?” series of round table discussions. Do you remember Susan and/or Mary Pierce? These sisters, grand-nieces of Hillsborough’s native son President Franklin Pierce, were very active in the greater Hillsborough community into the 1970s. They will be the topic of the first discussion which will be held in the Society’s Heritage Museum on 5 Central St., at 11 a.m. Jan. 28. Snow date is 11 a.m. Jan. 30. The Society invites both those who can share memories of these sisters and those who want to learn about them. If you are unable to attend, please submit your memories by mail: Hillsborough Historical Society, P.O. Box 896, Hillsborough, N.H. 03244; by phone at 464-3637; by email at Hillsboroughhistory@gmail.com; or drop by the Heritage Museum on any Wednesday or Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

NANCY SHEE

nshee71@gmail.com

HOPKINTON / CONTOOCOOKPickup basketball

■Pickup basketball for women runs on Sundays through Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at Hopkinton Middle High School. For women 18 and up. Register at hopkintonrec.com.

■Senior lunch at the Slusser Center is on Wednesdays at noon at the Slusser Senior Center for a suggested donation of $4. Menu: Ham, mac and cheese, peas, cornbread, salad and apple crisp with ice cream.

■Supervisors of the Checklist give notice that they will be in session for the purpose of additions and corrections to the checklist at the Bates Building (former Town Clerk’s Office), 846 Main St., in Contoocook on Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. (Please use front entrance).

■Farmers Market is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Hall. SNAP/EBT accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/ContoocookFarmersMarket.

■The Hopkinton Democrats Democratic Caucus will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library Community Room. Registered Hopkinton Democrats are eligible to vote in the caucus elections for town Democratic committee officers, for town delegate to the Democratic State Convention and to the county Democratic committee. We encourage you to participate in your local caucus. For more information, contact Kathy at 545-5997.

■The Hopkinton Historical Society is hosting a Studio Sale of Boyan Moskov Pottery on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 3 from 12 to 3 p.m. One hundred pieces of pottery that have been marked down 75 percent will be available for sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase beautiful pottery at unbelievable prices! Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 746-3825 or nhas@tds.net.

■At the library on Jan. 27 from 4 to 4:45 p.m., “The Norman Magic Experience” will be held. The show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy and audience participation. Ages 5 and up are invited to see Norman’s original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of storytelling, action, and audience interaction. This program will take place in the Community Room.

■Stay ‘N’ Play Cafe will be Feb. 21 and March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A time for parents and children to play! Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa provided. Come in out of the cold and have fun at the library! For all ages. This program will take place in the Community Room.

■Enjoy The Listening Walk by Paul Showers, illustrated by Aliki on the path behind the Slusser Center and playground. Walk in boots or wear your snowshoes!

■Hopkinton Library Story Time is on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children between age three and five and a caregiver. Laptime will be held Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for children birth to 2½. Siblings are welcome to join the fun!

■The Hopkinton Historical Society will hold its third Learning from History program on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is the evolution of education from education for the common good to education for the individual. Specific topics include early history of education in the U.S., curriculum, inclusion of immigrants, teacher qualifications, and special education. This discussion will be moderated by Susan Covert. All are welcome; many opinions make for a lively discussion. For more information, contact the Society at 746-3825 or nhas@tds.net.

■Persons wishing to submit warrant articles for inclusion in the warrant for the 2019 Hopkinton School District Warrent must submit such warrants to the school board or one of its members no later than Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Persons wishing additional information may contact the Superintendent of School’s Office at 746-5186.

■Persons interested in being a candidate for the follow school district offices may file for these positions. Candidate filing begins Wednesday through Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. Persons wishing to file should contact the Town Clerk at 746-3180. Open positions include one school board member for a three year term, one moderator for a one-year term, one treasurer for a one-year term and one clerk for a one-year term.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

PITTSFIELDWinterfest fun

■Winterfest 2019 Activities will run as follows: Today from 1 to 2 p.m., Wildlife Encounters at Pittsfield Elementary School Café and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., cookies and milk PJ Storytime (pajamas encouraged) at the Josiah Carpenter Library; Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., Candy Bar Bingo at the Pittsfield Community Center Bicentennial Room and Ice Castle Trip – contact PYW (cost is $7); Tuesday, PYW Drop-In from 2:45 to 6 p.m., (sixth- to 12th-grade) and Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., sledding at the PMHS/PES Hill and PYW Drop-In from 1 to 6 p.m. (sixth- to 12th-grade). Donations of food welcomed to benefit PES Food 4 Kids. Events are sponsored by: Pittsfield Park & Recreation, Suncook Valley Area Lions Clu b, Josiah Carpenter Library, Girl Scouts and Pittsfield PES PTO.

■PES Winter Concert for grades 5-6 will be held at the PMHS Gym on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

■The PMHS Winter Concert will be held at the PMHS Gym on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

■The PHS Class of 1979 is making plans for their 40th Class Reunion. Class members are asked to contact Randy Severance at ransev@comcast.net for details. Help is needed in locating class members.

■PMHS’s Food Pantry has been selected to participate in the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. During the month of January, every Fight Hunger bag sold at the Hannaford store located at 174 First N.H. Turnpike, Northwood, will generate a $1 donation to support the food pantry! For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com.

■The TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Road, Pittsfield. Programs with helpful health tips are offered to assist each member also. We would love to have new members join us. For questions, call Beth at 435-7397.

■The Josiah Carpenter Library Story Hour for babies, preschoolers, families and caregivers meets on Thursday at 10 a.m. and will be having fun exploring winter and transportation. The Adventures Club (kindergarten though third-grade) that meets on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., Creating Adventures (third- through sixth-grade) that meets Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. will also explore winter, then take on some Lego design challenges.

■The Pittsfield Circle of Home and Family Group will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. We will be working on our Community Outreach Project – a sewing project for Blueberry Express Daycare. For more information about joining our group, please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346.

■The Pittsfield Players are holding auditions for their spring show The Innocents today at 6 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. at the Scenic Theatre.

■Declarations of Candidacy for Town Office positions will begin on Wednesday and expire on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. You may file at the office of the Town Clerk at 85 Main St., during regular business hours. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. The declaration forms will also be available to download from the town website.

■Declarations of Candidacy for School District positions will begin on Wednesday and expire on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. You may file at the office of the Town Clerk at 85 Main St., during regular business hours. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on Feb. 1. The declaration forms will also be available to download from the town and school district website.

■At the Josiah Carpenter Library, the Pittsfield Writer’s Circle will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bring your latest work to share and hone with this dedicated group of writers. The adult book club, will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Pittsfield Senior Center to discuss The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui; which is described as “a book to break your heart and heal it.” Anyone who would like to join the book discussions can pick up the books at the library, come and enjoy some spirited conversation.

■Kid’s Money Workshop at the Josiah Carpenter Library on Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. New Hampshire author Kathy Stoughton will be at the library introducing her book Where Did All The Money Go? There will be a mini workshop, some crafts, and games with playing store! The book is written for four to six year olds, but bring the whole family to the workshop. The snow date is Feb. 16. It can be FUN and important to teach young kids about money. Come and see how you can help young children build strong thinking skills and acquire the building blocks to manage money.

■Town offices, schools and the senior center will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■Happy Birthday to Roger Metcalf on Wednesday. I hope you enjoy your special day!

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURYCyclical work begins

■The Salisbury Fire Department and The MV Future Business Leaders of America club are participating in the deterra bag project. If you have not heard of the bags it is a safe way to get rid of unused prescription drugs. The Salisbury Fire Department will have these bags on hand as a pick-up spot for our community members to pick up and use. You can contact any member of the Salisbury Fire Department to pick up your bag. Visit wmur.com/article/new-program-aims-to-help-granite-staters-dispose-of-prescription-drugs/22815794 for more information.

■The Hazard Mitigation Committee will hold its first meeting on Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Safety Building, 273 Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury. Additional meetings will be scheduled at this time. The draft Salisbury Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2019 document is anticipated to be completed in summer 2019. All unique perspectives from stakeholders, engaged citizens, businesses, and organizations are invited to attend and participate in the town’s hazard mitigation discussion and decision making. For more information, contact Margaret Warren, town administrator, at 648-6320 or salisburyadmin@tds.net.

■Beginning this month, appraisers from Cross Country Appraisal Group, LLC will be working in town. The appraisers will begin the annual cyclical measuring of the next 1/4 of the properties in town and the data collected will be used for the revaluation for 2022. The appraisers will be measuring the exterior of all buildings on the property and if the homeowner or occupant is home, they’ll ask to walk through the interior of the buildings. If nobody is home the appraisers will measure the outside of the buildings and leave a note stating that they were at the property and that the homeowner will be contacted at a later date to request an interior inspection. All appraisers have ID badges and signs on their cars. A list of the appraisers with their pictures and license information are available at the Town Office and on file with N.H. State Police. The appraisers will only enter a building if there is a person 18 years of age or older to show them through the building. Entrance to your property is not mandatory but it will help insure that your next assessment will be accurate. If you do not want an appraiser going onto your property, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at 648-6321, or by contacting Rick Earls at 344-0031.

■Salisbury is now accepting letters of interest for a part-time Winter Maintenance position to assist with shoveling at all town buildings. Hours to be determined based on weather events. Minimal skill in performing a series of routine procedures. Includes shoveling snow and treating walks, ramps and stairs. Hourly rate to be determined. Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Please forward to the Selectmen’s Office, c/o Margaret Warren, P.O. Box 214, Salisbury, N.H., 03268, or to salisburyadmin@tds.net.

WARNERSchoodacs series

■New series at Schoodacs this year on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Each week will be original music from regional musicians. Find more details on their website or Facebook page. Schedule is at follows: Today, Ben Dobrowski; Jan. 27, The Sequoias; and Feb. 3, Derek Russell Fimbel.

NEIL NEVINS

456-3614

info@mainstreetbookends.com

WEBSTERFiling period for candidancy begins

■Town offices and town clerk will be open regular hours on Monday.

■Webster Free Public Library will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session on Tuesday from 7 to 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of correcting the checklist for the upcoming town elections.

■The Webster Free Public Library trustees will meet on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the library. The public is welcome.

■Filing period for March Town Elections is from Wednesday to Feb. 1. Filing is done at the Town Clerk’s Office. Please check for town clerk hours, including extra hours open for filing. Information regarding open town positions can be found on the town website.

SARAH CHALSMA

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