Suncook Valley town crier for Aug. 23, 2020

Published: 8/24/2020 10:22:28 AM
ALLENSTOWNBridge closed

■Absentee ballots are available at the Allenstown town clerk’s office for the Sept. 8 primary. Call the town clerk’s office at 485-4276 ext. 116 to get your ballot now if you prefer to vote absentee.

■The Allenstown town clerk is looking for people who are interested in working the polls at the September and November elections. Contact the town clerk at or call at 485-4276 ext.116.

■The bridge on Main Street between Allenstown and Pembroke will be closed starting Monday until approximately Sept. 4. Pedestrians will still be able to pass over the bridge, but traffic will be detoured to the Route 3 bridge.

■A concert presenting Crazy Steve and Friends will be on Sept. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Allenstown Town Hall lawn. The fire department will have hot dogs and hamburgers. There will also be an ice cream truck. This concert is put on by the Allenstown Economic Development Committee.



CHICHESTERFood available

■Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Aug. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall, Town Office, 54 Main St., to register voters and make corrections, additions and deletions to the checklist. No party affiliation changes may be made until after the September election. Applicants should bring a photo ID, proof of Chichester residency, proof of U.S. citizenship and wear masks. Qualified applicants who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications. Residents are encouraged to register over the summer rather than wait in line on election day. Go to and contact the town clerk for an appointment to register and to request absentee ballots for the fall elections. The absentee ballot request form may also be obtained by going to The current checklist will be posted on the notice board case outside the Town Office, inside the Town Office and at the library. To check your registration and party status go to

■On Sunday, Katie Bennett, of Backroad Beauty Shop, will give free back-to-school haircuts from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 4 to 18 at Carpenter Park.

■On Tuesday, the Chichester Historical Society will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the museum. Event is open to the public.

■On Thursday, BCEP will meet at 6 p.m. at the transfer station.

■Chichester Central School has openings for a full-time evening custodian and daytime dishwasher. Call 798-5651.

■Sept. 1 is the first day of school. Make sure your child is registered and has bus route information.

■Hope in Christ Church sponsors the Undercover Food Pantry, an anonymous way to get your food needs met. Pick up two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners for a family of four. Coolers are out Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at the church main entrance behind the library if you wish to donate. Call Katie at 731-8345 for information.

■The Town Hall remains closed, but you can call 798-5350 to set up an in-person appointment

■Visit the library and checkout passes to the Currier Museum in Manchester and the WWII Museum in Wolfeboro.



EPSOMVolunteers needed

■ The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Town Offices.

■The Planning Board Committee will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Offices.

■Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Thursday from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Epsom Public Library to add and remove names from the checklist, register new votes and take care of name and/or address changes. No party changes are allowed at this meeting. Please note that June 2 was the final date registered voters were able to change their party affiliation prior to the Sept. 8 primary per RSA 654:34.

■Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office for the Sept. 8 primary. Call 736-4835 to request one. There will be a different set up for voting this year, so please be patient as this will be the first time setting up with all the precautions that are needed for everyone’s safety and health. 

■Volunteers are needed to help paint/scrape the McClary Cemetery fence on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring fluids and snacks. Help to restore this beautiful cemetery fence on Center Hill Road. Questions? Contact 

■Nominations are now being accepted by the Town Office for the 2020 Epsom Citizen of the Year. Written nominations should include the name of the nominee and why you think they should be recognized as Citizen of the Year. Nominations can be emailed to; mailed to Town of Epsom, PO Box 10, Epsom, NH 03234; or  dropped off at the Town Office (940 Suncook Highway) during business hours. Nominations must be received by 3 p.m. on Sept. 1. Don’t miss the opportunity!

■Happy birthday wishes this week to Robin Shargo, Kelli Pierce and Laura Scearbo! Enjoy your special day!

■Happy 6th Anniversary to Rick and Stacy Davis today! 


PEMBROKEPurchase mums

■The Pembroke Woman’s Club will have its annual Mum Sale Fundraiser on Sept. 12 at the Pembroke Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-orders are highly recommended and should be emailed to Kathy at no later than Sept. 5. Sale price is $7.50 each or five for $35. For more information, call Kathy Lacaillade at 848-2349.   

■The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. and on Sept. 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Pembroke Town Hall to register voters and make corrections, additions and deletions to the checklist. Masks are required. To register, you will need to provide proof of your identity, age, U.S. citizenship and Pembroke residency. Proof can be either by documents or by affidavit if you do not have documents with you. Applicants must reach their 18th birthday by Sept. 8 to register to vote in the primary. Applicants may also register with the Town Clerk at the Pembroke Town Hall during business hours through 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. Consult to check if you are registered to vote in Pembroke and for requirements to vote in New Hampshire.



PITTSFIELDBook talk at beach

■The Josiah Carpenter Library/Pittsfield Senior Center Book Club will gather at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Town Beach area. All are welcome to attend and talk about the books you have been reading. The statewide interlibrary loan system will soon be back in business which will allow the group to select books to discuss in the future. Please call 435-8406 or email for information.

■To meet social distancing guidelines, the Sept. 8 election polling location has been changed to the Pittsfield Middle High School gymnasium. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

■Supervisors of the checklist will be in session on Aug. 31 at the Town Hall from 6-6:30 p.m. to make corrections and register new voters for the Sept. 8 state primary. 

■The Pittsfield Beautification Committee would like to thank everyone who continues to support the committee and its gardens. Anyone who would like to join and help plant and maintain the gardens, experienced or not experienced, is encouraged to email Carol Lambert at If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Beautification Committee, please send a check payable to The Pittsfield Beautification Committee, c/o Tine Fife, 1394 Upper City Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263. The committee will not be having its regular mum sale this September.

■The Friday Night Kayaking Group meets in a different location every Friday evening at 6 p.m. For more information about this great activity, please visit

■The Parks & Recreation Committee has decided that the F.B. Argue Recreation Area (aka Town Beach) will be open through Labor Day weekend. The closing date of the Rec Area will be Sept. 7.

■Catamount Womenaid is a volunteer, women-led nonprofit founded in 2011, whose mission is to provide those in need with immediate, short-term financial assistance not available from other resources. Requests for assistance are submitted by a “validator” (a trustworthy source in the community). Catamount Womenaid serves people in Pittsfield, Deerfield, Epsom, Strafford and Northwood.  Money is raised through various fundraising efforts. For more information, please visit

■The Pittsfield Historical Society continues to raise funds for a new museum and headquarters.  A commemorative garden on the museum grounds is being worked on.  A “buy-a-brick” project affords an opportunity for people to buy a brick to honor yourself, loved ones, or whomever you wish to remember. The bricks will be sold for $100 each and may be engraved with three lines of 18 characters each for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Visit for a donation form and instructions. For more information, please call 798-3984. You can also contact Larry Berkson at

■The Pittsfield Historical Society unfortunately must cancel its fall programs scheduled for Sept. 9 and Oct. 7. Please be assured that the society will try to reschedule these programs in the future. 

■Happy anniversary wishes to Rick and Stacy Davis on Sunday and to Jen and Rick Walter on Tuesday!



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