Merrimack Valley region town crier for April 11, 2021

Published: 4/12/2021 7:45:43 PM
BOSCAWENCommunity garden plots

■A sure sign of spring is that the transfer station is open for extended hours. The station is now open on Tuesdays from 2:30-7 p.m. in addition to Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

■For residents interested in gardening, it is time to secure your plot at Boscawen Community Gardens. It is located at the intersection of Corn Hill Road and Woodbury Lane. Each plot is 12-feet by 12-feet and costs $15 each, or buy four plots for $45. Gardeners will also have access to a shared herb garden. Applications can be printed from or can be picked up in the Town Office lobby. Mail or drop off completed applications to the Town Offices with your payment. For more information, contact



CANTERBURYLibrary hours expanded

■The next Elkins Public Library virtual trustee meeting is Monday at 7 p.m.

■The library has expanded open hours: Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Masks are required. Please ring the doorbell before entering the building. Four patrons are allowed inside the building at a time. Appointments are required for computer usage in 30-minute time slots. Call 783-4386 to make arrangements. Curbside pickup and all virtual services will continue. Visit, which is packed with local, state and national resources, as well as up-to-date information.

■Opening day of the Canterbury Community Farmers Market will be June 2 from 4-6:30 p.m. The market will be held in the usual spot at 9 Center Road. The market season starts in nine weeks! Visit the “winter vendors” page for the most up-to-date list of local vendors and their online/call-ahead shopping options. In addition to this page, the Canterbury Country Store also sells many local products. This weekly market has shown to be an important venue for the community to connect with local food producers and provide a sense of normalcy. Each membership is $25, which helps support Mary Ellen’s Basket (the market’s charitable giving program), coupons for Loudon Food Pantry patrons, musicians, advertising and insurance. Visit

Rachel Baker


■The Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball and Softball League for children ages 4-16 is starting its season soon. If you would like to register your child to play, please go to The organization is in desperate need of sponsors, coaches and other volunteers. This is a 501(c)(3) organization which cannot run without the help from community members and businesses. If the league does not have more sponsors and volunteers, this might be the last season of the league. If you can help out on anyway or would like to sponsor please contact Julia Jones at or call 717-2506. All donations and Sponsorships are tax deductible.

■The budget committee will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Masks are required. Visit for Zoom information.

■The school board will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Monday. Visit for more information on how and where to join this meeting.

■The planning board will meet on April 19 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Masks are required for all indoor meetings. Zoom link is available at

■The board of selectmen will meet on April 21 at 6 p.m. at Academy Hall. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually. Zoom link may be found at

■The trustees of the trust funds will meet at Academy Hall at 6:30 p.m. on April 27.

■The conservation committee will meet on April 28 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Visit for more information.

■Thank you to the 10 people who’ve said they’ll have a sale at the Town Wide Yard Sale on May 22, but at least double that is needed in order for the sale to run. Register to have a sale either at your house or on the Town Green. The Friends of the Library will make a map of all the sales locations, advertise and sell maps. Proceeds from registrations and map sales support library programs and proceeds from your sale are yours. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Contact as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.

■The Old Home Day Committee is looking for members and volunteers to make this year’s Old Home Day happen. Old Home day is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8. If you would like to see this tradition happen this year and have some time and ideas, please reach out to Jennifer Hoyt at or 648-2260. The committee would like to schedule a meeting as soon as possible to get the ball rolling in planning this year’s events.

■The Salisbury annual town meeting to vote on warrant articles and the town budget will be postponed until May 1 at 1 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Salisbury Safety Building. More details will follow. Stay tuned to postings at the post office, Academy Hall and

■The Salisbury Farmers Market will open on June 21. Hours are 3-6 p.m. every Monday afternoon throughout the summer, except for holidays. If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, please reach out to Helen Binette at 648-2156.

■ The town clerk has completed entering all dog licenses into the new software for town clerk records and is now entering all unlicensed dogs into the system. Given all the chaos in 2020, many people forgot to license their dogs, so there will not be late fees or fines for 2020. However, you need to license your dogs for 2021 before the April 30 deadline. Questions can be directed to Town Clerk Jim Zink-Mailloux at or 648-6322. Fees for dog registration are as follows. Spayed/Neutered dogs are $6.50 each. Dogs that are not spayed or neutered are $9 each. Any resident over 65 only pays $2 for their first license and full price for any additional dogs. The town clerk will not respond to any messages sent through Facebook.

■April vehicle renewal registration information has been mailed to those who need to renew. Please follow the directions in the letter enclosed and the town clerk will mail your new stickers and registration to you. This only covers vehicles previously registered in Salisbury, not new vehicles or vehicles of new residents. Online vehicle registration for renewals and dog licensing is now live. See the town’s website under the department of the town clerk for that information. If you cannot access these services online contact the town clerk’s office by phone (648-6322), fax (648-6658) or email ( for questions about vehicle registration renewals or dog licenses. For new vehicles, marriage licenses and vital records, please email the town clerk and request an appointment.



WEBSTERMunicipal meetings

■The Webster Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

■The Webster Conservation Commission will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

■The Webster Planning Board will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Go to for more information on how to attend meetings.

■The Webster Town Meeting will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Webster Elementary School playground at the rear of the school. The meeting will be outside with social distancing. The rain date will be May 8. The Webster Conservation Commission will give out blue bags for the roadside clean-up after the meeting. If there is inclement weather, you can pick up your bags at the Safety Building.

■The select board will meet on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

■The Town of Webster is officially accepting bids on the Town Hall's gas stove. Bids may be as low as $1 and should be sent to Town Administrator Dana Hadley. You may do this in person, via the drop box at Town Hall, via USPS mail, or via email (will not be sealed if emailed, but bids will not be made known to others until the end of bidding). All bids must be received prior to the select board meeting on April 19, where the number of bids will be announced. The highest bid will win, with preference given to the public over Webster employees or elected officials in the event of a tie. The winner will be required to move the stove to their location. The stove was in working order when disconnected, though the surface could use some care. It is a Vulcan 260L77R. Installation, service, parts and operating manuals are included.

■The library has some new children’s audio books that might be of interest, including “Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters” by Andrea Beaty, “Class Act” by Jerry Craft, “The Mercy Watson Collection” and “The Tale of Despereaux” (both by Kate DiCamillo) and “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan. The library is open on Sunday from 12-3 p.m., Monday from 1-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nancy Picthall-French

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