Merrimack Valley region town crier for Sept. 18, 2021

Published: 9/21/2021 3:31:28 PM
BOSCAWENHistory program

■Juno comes to the Boscawen Public Library on Saturday! Juno, a Great Pyrenees dog who loves children and listening to stories and his owner, Kathy Mathis will attend a special storytime at 11 a.m.

■ “History of Civil Defense” will be presented by the Boscawen Historical Society on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mike Nawoj will talk about the history of Boscawen’s Civil Defense Program that was designed to minimize the effects of the war on civilians, dealing with emergencies and restoring utilities and facilities if damaged in an attack.

■Friends of the Northern Rail Trail invite you to “Celebrate Bike Your Park Day” with them on Saturday at 11 a.m. Join them at Jamie Welch Memorial Field on Depot Street for a 2.5-mile ride escorted tour down the Northern Rail Trail to River Road and to its new trail end at Hannah Duston Island. Bring your favorite non-motorized transportation, and lunch or snack. For more information, email To sign up (not required), go to

■Boscawen Congregational Church is offering a video-based Bible study “Living by Faith” starting on Thursday at 6:30 for six weeks. Sunday school classes for pre-k through high school start on Sept. 19 and Junior Church resumes on the first Sunday of each month beginning Oct. 3. 



CANTERBURYCleaner sought

■ Elkins Public Library Book Group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. We’ll be reading “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Copies are available at the library and can be downloaded on Hoopla and NH Downloadable Books. Our meeting will be in person at the library. Please contact the library for a link to join this program from home.

■Canterbury United Community Church is seeking to hire an individual to clean our church and parish house.  The position is 4-5 hours/week to be completed on the weekend with a degree of flexibility for when the individual schedules their hours from week to week.  This position will include typical weekly cleaning tasks as well as a rotation of deep cleaning as needed. To find out more, call the church office and leave a message for Pastor Sara at (603) 783-9365, or email us at:

Rachel Baker

SALISBURYSpooky walk to return

■ The School Board will meet at MVHS on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Further information and the agenda can be found at

■The Salisbury Free Library Trustees meet at the library for their meeting on Oct.5 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Masks are strongly recommended. If you prefer a virtual option to join the meeting, the library asks that you call 603-648-2278 or email 24 hours before and request that option.

■The Board of Selectmen meets on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Zoom is also available for those who wish to join virtually.  Zoom link may be found on the town’s website,

■The Planning Board will meet at Academy Hall on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

■The Conservation Committee will meet at Academy Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

■The Trustees of the Trust funds will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.

■There is a Flu Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salisbury Safety Complex. Motor Vehicles will be asked to drive through the apparatus bays. For additional information, call the Prescription Center at (603)224-9591

■The volunteers at the Salisbury Haunted woods are busy getting ready for their upcoming haunting season and tickets are now on sale through They are open every Saturday in October and the last two Fridays, which equals seven spooktacular nights. They can’t wait to see you at the haunt. The Salisbury Haunted Woods is a 501c3 charity supporting local education and community organizations. If you would like to volunteer to help get ready for their opening or to act in the haunt please reach out to

■The Friends of Forgotten Children, 224 Bog Road, Concord, food pantry has opened the building to its clients.  The pantry is open on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. (last client to check-in is at 11), closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon.  Reopen for clients noon to 7 p.m.  First-time clients should bring proof of residency for each member of the household. (This can be your lease, a utility bill, food stamp or other agency approvals, doctor bills.)  We also have a clothing pantry Questions please contact Jane Belanger Finance Clerk Friends of Forgotten Children 603-753-4801

■Autumn weekly cribbage every Thursday at 6:p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m.  At the Salisbury Town Hall located at 645 Old Turnpike Rd Salisbury NH. All are welcome no matter what town you are from. The cost is $5 per person plus 25 cents for each 19 hands and crib. At the end of the night, all money is paid out. You do not need a partner to play and you don’t need to come every week. You will pick a partner that you will play with the entire evening.

■The Salisbury Elementary School PTG is starting their annual Wreath Fundraiser, if you would like to order a wreath you may email Julia Jones at for more information and to place your wreath order. All orders are due no later than Friday. Legible checks may be made out to the Salisbury Elementary PTG. Wreaths should be ready for Pick Up the week of Thanksgiving. As always the SES PTG thank you for your continued support. The SES PTG is a 501 3 c nonprofit organization, all donations are tax-deductible.

■The Town Clerk is now open to the public for indoor in-person service. Masks are recommended for all those not fully vaccinated. Please continue to observe social distancing and wait until you are either called or the person in front of you leaves the office. Please be sure to bring your driver’s license as the clerk is required to see it for all motor vehicle transactions, Vehicle and Dog Renewals may still be completed online. Vehicle Renewal Registration information was mailed to those who need to renew in September and October, 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.

■The library is now open to the public. Please see their website for updated information. We are asking that everyone please wear a mask inside the library – including those vaccinated, but not including children under 5 or those with medical conditions with which wearing a mask is not recommended. Please keep your visits short – there is a time limit of an hour per visit. If you do not have a mask with you, we can provide one. Hand sanitizer is available on the table near the door and at the circulation desk. Please do not visit if you are sick. If you have a cough, cold, sore throat, muscle aches, or fever, please do not enter the building. Open hours are as follows: Monday 10 a.m. to 3  p.m., Tuesday 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday 1 to 7  p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Although pickup and delivery may not be available during story time or trustee meetings due to staffing.) Give the Library a call or email, they are happy to work with you to pick out your items and have contactless pickup. If transportation is an issue, they offer delivery. Storytime live on Facebook on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. The library’s website at will be up to date with latest news and details on their pickup and online services.

■For more information regarding Salisbury and goings-on please visit the town’s website at and like us on Facebook.



WEBSTERMeetinghouse reno

■The First Congregational Church of Webster continues to meet for in person services while following the COVID protocols as best we can.  We have met outdoors, we provide proper spacing when indoors, masks are available if desired and we take precautions seriously.

■Notice is hereby given that the Webster Select Board will be holding two public hearings. The first on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and the second on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Grange Hall at Town Hall. The purpose of the hearings is for the board to review and take public comments regarding the proposed sale of Lot 10-1-58 in the Pillsbury Lake District.

■The work has begun on the next step of the Webster Meeting House restoration.  Clapboards are being replaced or repaired, and the final step will be painting the exterior.  The Webster Historical Society gratefully thanks all our donors and the Town of Webster, The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for their grants to complete this restoration. 

■A flu clinic will be held on Oct. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Salisbury Safety Complex. Motor vehicles will be asked to drive through the apparatus bays.  For more information you can call the prescription center at 224-9591.

Nancy Picthall-French


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