Merrimack Valley region town crier for the week of Oct. 2, 2022

Published: 10/3/2022 10:57:09 AM
Modified: 10/3/2022 10:52:52 AM
BOSCAWENHawk watch

■Come join noted raptor expert Bob Vallieres on a hawk watch atop Raleigh Hill in the Niebling Family Forest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon (rain date is Oct. 9). Enjoy a short uphill hike, 1/3 of a mile, in the fall foliage and if conditions are right, a chance to see hundreds of migrating hawks of all species. Look for signs on where to park at 102 Water St., Boscawen. Be sure to wear suitable shoes and bring binoculars. Refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Charlie Niebling at or call/text (603) 965-5434.

■On Friday, the High Street Coffee House returns to the sanctuary of the Boscawen Congregational Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Second Wind, featuring the duo of Suzi Hastings and Terry Ray Gould, open the evening followed by Open Mic performers and the Second Wind closes out the night. Free admission with light refreshments for sale. To sign up for an open mic slot, email Liz at Additional Coffee House shows will be held on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

■A Town-Wide Yard Sale and Craft Sale will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date is Oct. 9). Spots are available for $10 at the Town Municipal Office Complex, or put your address on a map for $5. Turn your form into the Town Clerks/Tax Collector’s office with payment by Oct. 1. All proceeds will support Old Home Day events in 2023.

■“Digging Into Native History In New Hampshire,” another terrific presentation from the NH Humanities Council, will be held at the library on Oct. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. Robert Goodby, the guest speaker, discusses Abenaki history that has been concealed for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. He reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence in New Hampshire, inches below the earth’s surface.



CANTERBURYLibrary programs

■Elkins Public Library Speakers Series on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., “The 1943 Center Fire Program.” Author, historian and presenter Mark Stevens will be in the Town Hall for an evening program to tell the story of a fire in the center of Canterbury.

■Special program: “Avoiding and Recovering from Digital Scams,” with Katy McKay hosted by the Elkins Public Library on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Meeting House. This presentation will teach you how to detect and avoid the most common types of digital scams. This type of fraud can occur through the phone, text message, email, etc. and can be difficult to spot. Learning what to expect and how to handle it will reduce the chances of being taken in by con artists and hackers. We will also cover what to do when a scam is successful. Knowing ahead of time how to recover when your private information or money is stolen will let you respond quickly and stop further harm.

■Join Brookford Farm & NOFA-NH for a pizza party, live music and farm tour on Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m! This exciting event at Brookford Farm is set to be an afternoon of family fun complete with live music, an exhibitor fair, children’s activities, and educational opportunities. Enjoy house made, brick oven pizzas and sides loaded with farm fresh, organic ingredients, a hay maze, seed bomb making, apple cider pressing, soil microscopy demonstrations, fabulous exhibitors, a walking farm tour at day’s end, and so much more! Enjoy music from Warner based folkgrass/rock band The DoBros as you feast, learn, and play on the farm! The afternoon will conclude with a tour of this dynamic farm as a part of NOFA-NH’s 2022 CRAFT Program (Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training).

Rachel Baker

SALISBURYHaunted Barn and Trail

■The volunteers at the Salisbury Haunted Barn and Trail, located at 19 Franklin Rd., Salisbury, NH, is open for the season. Tickets are $15 per person (Opening Night on Oct. 1 has a discounted admission of $10 per person) are now on sale through They are open every Saturday in October and are open Oct. 21 and 28, from 7 to 10 p.m! The Salisbury Haunted Woods is a 501c 3 charity supporting local education and community organizations. If you would like to volunteer to act in the haunt please reach out to the Organization President Brett or Secretary Lisa Walker at

■In Salisbury Historical Society news, the final event of the season will be the Annual Christmas Sale to be held tentatively on Dec. 3 and 10, in the museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Society. For further information on Historical Society news please visit you may also reach out to Curator Linda Denoncourt by email at

■Notice is hereby given in accordance with RSA 676:4 & 675:7 that an application for: A 1-lot minor Subdivision at 289 New Rd., (Map 254, Lots 1.1) the parcel is owned by Timothy and Kathleen Jarvis. The subdivision plans will be submitted to the Planning Board on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall, 9 Old Coach Rd., Salisbury, during a regular meeting of the Board. The Board will vote to accept the application as administratively complete and a public hearing on the merits of the proposal will follow immediately. Should a decision not be reached at the public hearing, the proposal will stay on the Planning Board agenda until such time as it is either approved or disapproved. Anyone needing assistance to attend this meeting should contact the Planning & Zoning Office one week prior to the scheduled date. Meeting agendas can be found on the Town’s website

■The Select-board will meet on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall. Please see for the agenda and Zoom information.

■The Town’s Assessors began their cyclical review of Salisbury properties on Sept. 16 and will continue over the next few weeks. DRA employees will have decals on their vehicles and appropriate identification. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Town Administrator, April Rollins at 648-6320 or email

■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. The position requires medium to strenuous activity such as frequent bending, lifting and possible use of equipment (i.e., bucket loader). This position will work every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and may be asked to cover every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 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 the application to the Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 214, Salisbury, NH, 03268 or email

■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 may also be found at the Salisbury post office bulletin board and on the bulletin board at Academy Hall.



WEBSTERPublic hearing

■The Select Board will be holding a public hearing on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall at Town Hall. The Select Board will consider an application submitted by Richard Parez for a Historical Barn Discretionary Preservation Easement pursuant to RSA 79-D. The Barn is located on Map 8 Lot 3-1 at 174 Gerrish Road.

■Webster Conservation Commission will meet on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall.

■Roadside Mowing will be underway within the next few weeks on Webster Town Roads. Please remove any signs or other items from the right of way to facilitate mowing. Your help is appreciated.

■The library will present “Forgotten Plane Crashes” with Nichols Wallner on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.

Nancy Picthall-French


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