Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Aug. 7, 2022

Published: 8/8/2022 10:26:26 AM
Modified: 8/8/2022 10:23:10 AM
BOSCAWENReading program ends

■Adults and Kids are invited to “Reptiles On The Move,” an exciting, fun-filled interactive program being held at Boscawen Public Library, tomorrow, at 6:30 p.m. This program concludes the end of the Summer Reading Program and participants are reminded to redeem their stickers for prizes.

■An Indonesian Play Day will be held with Storytime at the Boscawen Public Library on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Indonesian Community Connect and the NH Toy Library are hosting this family-friendly event with snacks and storytelling to learn about this wonderful island nation.

Apples Never Fall, a novel by Liane Moriarty, is the topic of the Book Discussion Group’s meeting on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Boscawen Public Library.

■Boscawen Old Home Week is fast approaching. Kicking off the activities are the life-sized sheep cut-outs displayed through-out town as of Aug. 20. The “Flashy Flock” can be viewed on April Avenue, Park Street, North Main Street, King Street, Queen Street, Water Street, Corn Hill Road and Weir Road.



SALISBURYSoftball tournament

■Youth Recreational Soccer Sign ups have opened as of July 22. Here is the link to sign up ( and if you would like more information you may email

■On Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m. after the Firefighter’s muster, hang around at the Maplewood Ball Field and play in our Annual Softball Tournament. Ages 14 through 100 are welcome to join the fun! Ribbons will be awarded to the winning team! There also will be a kid’s kickball game just before the Tournament begin. For more information, please email Kathleen Doyle at

■The Historical Society is now accepting items for the White Elephant Sale on Old Home Day (OHD), Aug. 13. Items should be clean and in good shape. No electronics, please! Items may be brought to the meetinghouse during open hours on Sundays between 1 and 3 p.m. We are also looking for volunteers for OHD. If interested in selling raffle tickets, society merchandise, White Elephant items, or being a docent, please email Your help would be greatly appreciated. Visit the Salisbury Historical Society’s website at for more information.

■The Old Home Day committee will meet at Academy Hall on Aug. 9 at 7:15 p.m. Please see the town website at for Zoom information if you would like to join virtually. Please join us in the Old Home Day Parade on Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme was chosen by the Students at SES and is “Nature & Space.” Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for each category listed. All children participating will receive a gift card for free ice cream and a 2022 Old Home Day commemorative button. Category A – children and pets; Category E – floats; Category B – bicyclists (kids); Category F – tractors; Category C – individual or group marchers/walkers; Category G – other decorated vehicles; Category D – marching bands/musicians; and Category H – antique/classic cars. For more information, contact Lisa Walker at or by phone at (603) 496-2334. Please sign up by Aug. 8. If you would like to be a vendor please email Old Home days are Aug. 12 to 14. Please see the Salisbury OHD Facebook Page for a schedule and more information. There are posted schedules of events at the post office and Academy Hall.

■The Salisbury Farmers Market is open for the summer now through Aug. 29; hours are 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday afternoon at the Town Green on Route 4. If you are interested in being a vendor at the market, please reach out to Helen Binette at (603) 648-2156.

■Library news: Aug. 13 Old Home Day, book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Puppet Show at 12:30 p.m. and Summer Saturday Library Cafe sponsored by the Friends of the Library; coffee is always available at this event. Children’s Storytime and Crafts continues every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. until Aug. 11. All are welcome, especially children. The Salisbury Free Library has an abundance of new books in all age categories and genres. Please make sure to email (, stop in, or let us know on our Facebook (Salisbury Free Library) page if there are any books you would like the library to acquire. We take requests and would love to keep our collection updated to suit the Salisbury readers. The library is in need of size small/medium cardboard boxes. If you have any - can you please bring them to the library? Searching for ones that wouldn’t be too heavy when filled with books.

■For more information regarding Salisbury happenings please visit the town’s website at and like us on Facebook. For hard copy public notices, meeting dates. town meeting results and more also may be found on the Salisbury post office bulletin board and on the bulletin board at Academy Hall.

■If you have any town-related activities and information you would like added to this column, please contact Jen Hoyt at or call (603) 648-2260.

■If you have any town-related activities and information you would like added to this column, please contact Jen Hoyt at or call (603) 648-2260.



WEBSTERNew treasurer

■Therese Larson was appointed the new Town Treasurer at the Aug. 1 Selectboard meeting.

■The Zoning Board of Adjustments Meeting will be held on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.

■The Conservation Commission Meeting will be held on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Town Hall.

■Pursuant to RSA 31:95-b the Webster Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Meeting House at 1220 Battle Street. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss unanticipated revenues expected from the State of New Hampshire relevant to SB404 and HB1221. As directed by SB 404, the Town expects to receive $61,166.02 to be used for immediate infrastructure expenses for bridges and roads. As directed by HB1221, the Town expects to receive $43,393, and is to be used for road maintenance expenses.

■The Tyler Bridge (on Penacook Road near the Bohanan Farm) will be closed starting on Aug. 1 to repair a bad joint and decking. It is estimated that the bridge will be closed for three months. There are detour signs posted.

Nancy Picthall-French


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