Goffstown's Historic District of Grasmere, NH - 8 March 2014: Nature's Sweet Secret Sugar House located at 41 Tirrell Hill Road, Goffstown, New Hampshire is OPEN for business. Patrons continue to enjoy a visit to the Sugar House for various reasons. Jessica and Nick came by with their son Austin to see just how maple syrup is made. Who knew it's 98 percent water when coming into the sugar house through the lines. Many visitors have no idea. Eddy Caron, who was working the fire and tending to the temperature of the syrup is always ready to tell visitors what it takes to turn tree sap into a high quality final product. Eddy told us that "it takes time, the outside temperature has to cooperate and be warm enough for the sap to move from the trees and through the lines. This season, it's been different with the extended cold weather, but we do have sap in our holding tanks. This weekend should be very cooperative for the tanks to fill and for us to produce syrup".
The Sugar House is OPEN from 9am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday from mid-February to the end of March and possibly into mid-April 2014 due to the colder weather this season. ...read more and watch the video...
Goffstown - 7 March 2014: On the heels of just a few hours, newly appointed SAU#19 Superintendent of Schools, Brian Balke had his hands full. Just after 11 am this morning a building wide power outage took place at Goffstown's Mountain View Middle School. The cause was immediately not known. Goffstown Officer, Mitchell said everything was under control and the students are fine. With the normal course of a building wide power outage, water and phones became an immediate issue. Bathrooms were shut down until responders could identify the problem. Not to long after the loss of power, the on site power generators took over. Electricity to a large part of the building was restored, however high consumption areas such as the kitchen remained with out power.
PIZZA anyone? Superintendent Balke first assured that the safety of our children was in order and calls were made to the three Pizza restaurants in town. Pizza was soon arriving so the children could enjoy lunch. Subsequent to the arrival of a PSNH crew which isolated the incident to the building transformer unit as going out due to a malfunction. As oil was evident around the unit, Goffstown Fire Chief, Richard O'Brien had an absorbent fire retardant material placed in and around the transformer with firefighters on the scene to ensure safety for ...read more...
Keith Allard, SAU #19 School Board Chair remarked, “the SAU#19 School Board is very pleased to have Brian Balke as the Superintendent. During a period of great complexity and transition, Brian’s work as Interim Superintendent served the communities of Dunbarton, Goffstown and New Boston well”.
Mr. Balke brings a strong educational background and experience to the position. Brian has worked in public education in a number of positions for the last 20 years. Prior to his employment with SAU#19, Mr. Balke was the Director of Pupil Services for the Londonderry School ...read more...
Goffstown Babe Ruth Softball is now accepting registration for the 2014 Spring season. Any girl between the ages of 5 -16 years of age, residing in Goffstown or Dunbarton, are welcome to register to play. A $50 registration fee for 8U instructional league and a $70 registration fee for 10U, 12U and 16U divisions include registration and uniform. Online form registration is available here. Forms are also available at the schools or at the Sunday morning winter clinics at GHS. Contact Bruce Rand ...read more...
NASCAR - by Steve Pouliot - 5 March 2014: 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kurt Busch agreed to a deal with Andretti Autosport that will put him in the cockpit of an open wheeler for the Indianapolis 500. This will allow Busch to attempt the double, the first driver to try it since Robby Gordon qualified for both races in ...read more...
GoffstownToday.com editorial by Jerri Stanford - Managing Partner and Marketing Director - 3 March 2014: Allow me to start out by laying down a few positions that some people may not realize or understand;
We DO NOT support or endorse any candidate in the current Goffstown Election or in New Boston, Dunbarton or Weare.
GoffstownToday.com is a community news online newspaper covering the news for Goffstown, New Boston, Dunbarton and Weare.
Goffstowntoday.com offers paid political advertisements that are available to any candidate in our market area for a small fee.
As the Managing Partner and Marketing Director for GoffstownToday.com, I set the guidelines for GoffstownToday.com's political advertisements and ANY CANDIDATE can purchase an ad with us.
We were forced to modify our requirements for people sending us LETTERS to the EDITOR on Candidates two weeks ago. It was getting too nasty, name calling, obvious untruths, etc. GoffstownToday.com would not have any part of people writing in with these type of submissions. I made the decision two weeks ago, after receiving two very negative letters about Candidate Peter Georgantas regarding his candidacy for ...read more...
Goffstown: Shake up the community at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown, Sunday March 9 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for their Zumba fundraiser! Shake, sweat, and dance with friends at this two hour event to benefit The Granite YMCA annual Reach Out for Youth and Families campaign. This annual fundraising campaign is dedicated to the Y mission of improving and enhancing the lives of our members, their families, and the community. Just last year, they provided $1,623,000 in scholarship funds to more than 18,773 disadvantaged youth and families to ensure the Y is a welcoming place for everyone in the communities they serve.
The Zumba fundraiser includes 90 minutes of Zumba from local instructors, raffle prizes, member ...read more...
Goffstown - 1 March 2014: GoffstownToday.com was contacted mid day on 28 February 2014 with the first caller advising that a Goffstown Selectman was attaching a brochure (see left photo text added by GoffstownToday.com - click here for non-text added image) to mail boxes in the Pinardville area. Shortly following, another contact came in with the same information. At this point in time we felt it necessary to follow up. After all, Goffstown has had it's share of Code of Conduct discussion in recent weeks involving elected officials.
GoffstownToday.com located a postal carrier on Kermit Street in Pinardville and discussed the brochure placement on mailboxes. He stated that just about every box in Pinardville was adorning a brochure which he noticed mid morning on his route on both sides of Mast Road secondary streets. The carrier was returning to his postal depot with a brochure which he said would be turned in. He stated that it is a federal offense to do what is being done and has a stiff fine. We notice that Lemay's mailbox on Rochambeau Street in Pinardville was the only box in the area without a ....read the full story....
Dunbarton - 1 March 2014: On Saturday, March 1st around 1:45 PM, Dunbarton Police responded to a residence on Concord Stage Road in the area of Old Fort Lane to investigate a burglary/vandalism incident. The suspect(s) forced entry into the home and stole some copper piping. They also caused considerable damage to the interior of the residence. This crime took place between Thursday, February 27th around 6:30 PM and Saturday, March 1st around 1:45 PM. Anyone who may have seen any suspicious people, vehicle or activity on Concord Stage Road over the past ...read more...
Goffstown – 28 February 2014: Are political signs everywhere? Just about. Candidates are on the move to place signs throughout town in the best spots that can be found. It’s all about high traffic, friends, family, land owners and business owners willing to display them.
In one such case, GoffstownToday.com was contacted twice about a couple of signs belonging to Candidate Peter Georgantas. We did not pay much attention to the first contact we had this past Wednesday, however when the second call came in today, we figured it would be time to take a closer look.
In our travels, we confirmed the large Georgantas sign in question was right where we were told it would be. Upon contact with the land owner ....read more....
Commenting on the name change, The Granite YMCA President/CEO Hal Jordan said, "The Granite YMCA name clearly defines our solid history in strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our new name also more accurately reflects our reach and dedication to communities across New Hampshire. It reinforces our commitment to provide communities with leading programs in youth development and healthy living. As our breadth of services in child care, camp, health and wellness, and other sports and play programs continue to expand, branches will be better positioned to strengthen their individual commitment to the local community while benefiting from the operating efficiencies and long history of an organization ....read more....
Goffstown - 22 February 2014: Steve French, a Senior at Saint Michael's College (SMC) situated in Colchester, Vermont was named to the Northeast 10 Commissioners Student Athlete Honor Roll for the Fall 2013 Semester. Saint Michael's College had 213 student-athletes qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester, of which six were from the men's golf team, and French earned a minimum 3.0 GPA to become eligible for the accolade. This is also the 6th straight semester French has been named to the Honor Roll.
Additionally, Steve French was also named to the Deans List for the fall semester. Steve also captained the SMC golf team this past season.
Steve French is a Finance Major with a Business Minor and will graduate from Saint Michael's College in May 2014. He is the son of Barbara and David French of Goffstown.
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WEARE - 8 February 2014: In the second of ten events planned for 2014 in celebration of Weare's 250th Anniversary, the community filled the hall with chowder and chili entries, judges and crock pots galore. Plenty of tasting was going on and the judges took to their assigned task of; who has the best chowder and chili in Weare? Chili judges went into action and came to their conclusion. There was also a "peoples choice" award as well. Tough decisions had to be made by many people all the while the community was deeply involved in their choice as well.
Winning ribbons (top left photo) were awarded to (from left to right, back row then front row) Jeff Jensen, Ben Goodwin, Cyrus Wheeler with his daughter out front, Cathy Johannison, Elise Dubois ....read more....
The Weare Historical Society and 250th Anniversary Committee announce a grant award
Weare - 16 February 2014: The Weare Historical Society and 250th Anniversary Committee has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present “The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere”. “The Other Side Of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere” will be presented on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Weare Town Hall.
This living history program by Joan Gatturna tells a remarkable story of tea, trouble and revolution related by the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Rachel Revere tells of the Boston Tea Party the Midnight Ride and the siege of Boston. See these events ....read more....
Goffstown - 14 February 2014: The Goffstown Police responded to a Larch Street address just after 1:00PM to investigate a suspicious person complaint from a watchful neighborhood resident. As officers began to investigate, an adult male was seen running from the side entrance of the house. After a foot chase ensued, a police K9 from Manchester Police was called to the scene to conduct a track with assistance from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Goffstown Police Department.
The suspect was located hiding inside an Orchard Street resident’s shed. He was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect is identified as:
JUSTIN REYNOLDS 27 years old
Last Known Address of Merrimack NH
Reynolds was charged with ....read more....
Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth
3-on-3 Charitable Basketball Tournament being held March 22rd
GOFFSTOWN: Goffstown non-profit Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth announces it will host its 14th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Goffstown High School Gym, 27 Wallace Road starting at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is a double elimination format with medals awarded to the first and second place teams in each division. Youth team divisions include elementary school girls and boys grade 4 (coed); middle school girls and boys grades 5 & 6 (coed) and grades 7 & 8; high school girls and boys grades 9 & 10 and 11 & 12. Adult team divisions include men and woman 19 to 29yrs., 30 to 49 yrs. and over 50yrs. The youth pre-registration fee is $15.00. The adult pre-registration fee is $35.00. Participants may .....read more.....
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Although we are well known for high quality value priced work, we are always available to provide a bid on what you would like to have done at your home or business.A. Provencher Service Company is the place to go. Please consider us for your home and business improvement projects.
New Boston Recreation Programs for 2013 - 2014
Friends of Recreation
New Boston Recreation depends upon its volunteers. If you have a few minutes that you can donate, please give us a call. All are welcome at our monthly meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
It would never be possible for us to offer all our programs without the help of our volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers; please give us a call if you would like to donate some time. Chaperones for dances, concession stand workers, coaches, team parents and scorekeepers.
Please feel free to call our Recreation Event Line at 487-5504, press 1 for Town Offices, press 4 for the Recreation Department, then press 3 for the Event Line. .....click here for programs.....
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