Merrimack Valley region town crier for Nov. 7, 2021

Published: 11/8/2021 10:55:30 PM
BOSCAWENSign up for aid packages

■Time is running out to pick up Christmas for Kids applications at the Boscawen Police Station. They must be filled out and returned by Nov. 12. The “Giving Tree” will be on display as of Nov. 17 with tags with the age and gender of the child as well as their specific wish. Stop by to choose a tag, shop for the gift and return to the Police Department by Dec. 7. Monetary donations are always welcomed as well as wrapping paper and scotch tape.

■Thanksgiving Basket sign-up sheets can be picked up at the Food Pantry, beside the Boscawen Congregational Church on Monday, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Pick-up day is Nov. 20 between 3 and 6 p.m. Any monetary donations to help offset the cost of the food for the baskets is greatly appreciated.

■Each Sunday at the Boscawen Congregational Church, there is a “live and in-person” for “in-house” worship at 10 a.m. The service is also live streamed on Facebook. Confidential prayer requests may be sent to and the church’s email is

■The Book Discussion Group of the Boscawen Public Library are meeting on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to give their feedback on the novel “Look to the Mountain” by LeGrand Cannon, Jr. 

■The Town Offices, Library and Elementary School will be closed on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. 



CANTERBURYIndoor markets

■This holiday season, the Canterbury Community Farmers Market invites you to shop here first! Our Indoor Winter Markets will be held in the gymnasium of the Canterbury Elementary School on Nov. 13, and Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our market will have some of the best local food, artists, and craft vendors around! Because our markets will be indoors, we will be requiring all vendors, volunteers, and consumers to wear a face mask. This decision was made out of concern for the health and safety of our community. We appreciate everyone's cooperation. 

Rachel Baker

SALISBURYClean up cemeteries

■The budget committee meets on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. The Public is always welcome to attend.

■Transfer Station Change on Wednesday Hours which went into effect in October. Transfer Station Wednesday hours change to 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday hours remain the same at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found at

■The Town of Salisbury is now accepting resumes and letters of interest for one part-time position of Transfer Station Assistant, to assist with the various operations at the Transfer Station. The position requires medium to strenuous activity such as frequent bending, lifting and possible use of equipment. This position will work every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and potentially be asked to cover on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Must be able to obtain a Solid Waste Operator’s certification. Resumes and a letter of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Please mail to the Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 214, Salisbury, NH 03268 or email to Salisbury Board of Selectmen.

■All artificial flowers and decorations must be removed from all cemeteries by Nov. 15.  The chains will be put up on Nov. 15 for the winter months, per order of the Cemetery Trustees

■The next MVSD Board Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High. School Agenda and Packet - coming soon to the mvsd webpage. Masks are required in MVSD buildings (approved NH DHHS masking exceptions do not apply at MV School Board meetings). Masks are required in the MVHS Auditorium. Those with a medical exemption will be provided with an opportunity to view the live stream of the meeting in a separate room at MVHS. A signup and microphone for public comment will also be available in this room. The live stream link will be posted on the MVSD webpage just before the meeting

■The Salisbury Free Library Trustees meet at the Library for their meeting on Nov. 9 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 town offices will be closed on Nov. 11 for the observance of Veterans Day .

■The Salisbury Haunted Barn and Trail would like to thank everyone who visited as well as volunteered. You all helped make this a fantastic year in which we raised the most money ever for our charities. The Salisbury Haunted Woods is a 501c3 charity supporting local education and community organizations. If you have questions or would like to volunteer for future events please reach out to

■The Friends of Forgotten Children Food Pantry has opened the building to its clients.  The pantry is open on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m., and reopens for clients noon to 7 p.m.  First time clients should bring proof of residency for each member of the household. We also have a clothing pantry. For questions please contact Jane Belanger, Finance Clerk Friends of Forgotten Children, at 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. All are welcome no matter what town you are from. The cost is $5 per person plus ¢25 for every 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 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. 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. See the town’s website under the department of the town clerk for that information.

■The library is now open to the public on Mondays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Tuesdays (1 to 7 p.m.), Thursdays (1 to 7 p.m.), and Saturdays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).  Pickup and delivery may not be available during story time or trustee meetings due to staffing. Story Time is live on Facebook, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 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 1 hour per visit. New Hampshire Park Passes are in. The library’s website at will be up to date with latest news and details on their pickup and online services.



WEBSTEREvening hours at the library

■Tara Gunnigle and Jon Pearson will receive the 2021 First Amendment Award from the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications at the 19th annual ceremony on Nov. 9.  U.S. Representative Liz Cheney will be the keynote speaker at the event.

■Just a reminder that the Wednesday evening hours at the library are back.  The library is open on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Monday from 1 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Nancy Picthall-French


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