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Dunbarton Old Home Day Celebration set for Saturday 19 August 2017 on Town Common

Dunbarton, NH by Don Larsen: The 2017 Dunbarton Old Home Day celebration will be Saturday August 19th. It will be held on the Dunbarton Town Commons at Robert Rogers Rd and Stark Hwy South (State Hwy 13). This years festival promises to have more for kids and families, hours are 8am to 4pm.


Kick-off the Old Home Day celebration with the Fire Explorers Breakfast, 8am-10am at the Fire Department’s garage on Robert Rogers Rd. The Dunbarton Elementary School will be hosting a car wash behind the Police/Fire Department building noon to 4pm. Bring that dirty car or truck in, go home with a clean shiny one, its for a good cause!


The Old Home Day parade kicks off at 11:30 AM from Barnard Hill Rd thru the center of town. See town organization’s floats, antique cars and tractors and much more. Many will be on display after the parade at the Town Commons. The Nevers' Band will be playing at the bandstand on the Commons during and after the parade until 1:00pm. The Nevers’ Band has been performing for audiences across New Hampshire and other New England States for more than a century. Following the Nevers Band will be Danny Van Kalken with Dominic the Drummer, Sherpa Lizz Expedition and the Goffstown Pickers till 4pm..... READ MORE and VIEW SEVERAL IMAGES ....





Local Author Talks on Weare History at the Weare Public Library on 14 September 2017


Weare: Local author Connie Evans will talk about her new book “Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot” on Thursday, September 14, at 7pm at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane, in Weare. The book is a fictionalized version of one of the most important, and least recognized, events in New Hampshire history. On April 14, 1772, Ebenezer Mudgett and a small group of resolute settlers lit the fuse to bloody revolution, and ultimately, the independence of millions of Americans. The odious Pine Tree Law had pushed Ebenezer, a forty-six-year old liquor merchant, and his friends, normally circumspect and honorable colonists, to the breaking point. Based on the true story of New Hampshire colonists who defied British rule in the spring of 1772, foreshadowing the Boston Tea Party.


Connie Evans is a retired high school Spanish teacher who has lived in Weare since 1972. She lives in an old farmhouse with her husband Gary, who happily tends to the chickens and sheep. After retiring, she finally had time to address her keen interest in the town’s history, which led her to learn more about the early settlers and their challenges. Books will be available at the event to buy and have signed.

For more information on this and other programs at the Weare Public Library, email wearepl@comcast.net, call 529-2044, or visit the library online at wearepl.wordpress.com.





3rd Annual Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta 10k & Kids Pumpkin Dash set for Sunday 15 Oct.

GOFFSTOWN: The 3rd annaul Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta 10k and Kids Pumpkin Dash takes place on Sunday, Oct 15th!

10k starts at 8:30 a.m.
Kids Pumpkin Dash starts at 10:15 a.m. (free to kids 11 and under)

The Race is followed with a post race celebration at the Village Trestle and the last, and most excited day, of the Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta when Giant pumpkins are turned into boats and raced down Glen Lake. The Regatta includes live music, games, pumpkin catapulting, Art Show-off, Pumpkin Cook-off, kids pumpkin hunt, children's activities and much, much more. Do not miss out on this event. It's fun for the entire family!

Location: Goffstown Village

Online registration closes 24 hours prior to event. Day of registration will be available.

Early Bird Registration Fees.......READ ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS EVENT & REGISTER ON LINE.....
Some by Air, Some by way of the Alaskan Highway, a meet up in Alaska was the goal

ALASKA - 26 July 2017: The vacation plans for John and Phyllis Burt and  David and Meridith Suitor came together this summer with both couples traveling to Alaska.  The couples were both touring Alaska with RV’s and crossed paths just south of Delta Junction (top left & photo at bottom: The Meetup - The Burts and the Suitors meet up on an Alaska Highway. l-r, Don St. Onge, Tabby Burt, ­­ Jim Burt, Phyllis Burt, John Burt, Meridith Suitor, and Dave Suitor).


John and Phyllis flew into Anchorage and rented a beautiful Class C motor home. John and Phyllis were traveling with John’s brother Jim and sister-in-law Tabby of Bristol Vermont and Phyllis’ father Don St. Onge of Goffstown.  The group headed north to Denali National Park, then on to Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs.  The entourage made further stops in Chicken, Valdez, and several towns on the Kenai Peninsula.  After 2 weeks of touring the Burts dropped their RV back in Anchorage and flew home.


David and Meridith took a different route to Alaska.  Fulfilling Dave’s dream to drive the AlCan highway (Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction, AK), David and Meridith traveled with  their small travel trailer from Goffstown to Alaska, 4400+ miles.  The Suitors traveled to the Fairbanks  ......READ MORE AND VIEW ADDITIONAL STILL PHOTOS.....






David Beauley of New Boston wins 1st place in Men's, Jen Larkin of Weare wins 1st place in Women's in the 1st Annual "Berry Classic" Road Race in Goffstown

GOFFSTOWN - 22 July 2017 (Full Race Video start/finish line, Awards & Still Images):  On this date the folks at the Goffstown Historical Society held their Annual "Berry Fest".  


What is new this year is the 1st Annual "Berry Classic" Road Race.  Forty-five entries were on hand for the starting line at 7:30am this morning.  The weather was a comfortable 76 degrees with overcast skies.  Winners on the male side of this event were David Beauley of New Boston, #43 with a race time of 34 minutes and 7 seconds for 1st place.  Second place, also a New Boston native was Dick Jardine, #40 with a race time of 38 minutes and 26 seconds.  Third place was taken by Chase Hall 12 years old, #25 of Goffstown with a race time of 39 minutes and 38 seconds.  On the Womens side, 1st place was captured by Jen Larkin, #28 of Weare with a race time of 42 minutes and 16 seconds.  Second place finish was Jean Gallagher, #24 of Goffstown with a race time of 42 minutes and 44 seconds.  Third place finisher was Melissa Rosenthal, #33 of Bedford with a race time of 44 minutes and 19 seconds.  


Runners had positive feelings about the course saying it was a rolling course at times and a good run overall.  Many remarked that they would definitely return next year.  Timing was provided by Granite State Race Services, www.gsrs.com.  Of note, one entrant from Sun City, Arizona, Suzanne Boisclair came in with a 27th place finish, the most distant runner in today's entry field.    ....WATCH THE RACE VIDEO and STILL IMAGES....





New Boston Recreation August and Fall 2017 programs and activities

New Boston Recreation Mike Sindoni, Director (603) 487-2880 Sheri Moloney, Assistant Hours: 8am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday

www.newbostonnh.gov/recreation


Check us out on Facebook and “Like” our page


Register & pay online at https://newboston.recdesk.com

For Adults and Seniors

Senior Citizens: Do you get the Center of Gravity Gazette in your mail? This is our monthly newsletter which contains information about programs and events in the community. Contact us to be added to the mailing list. Foot Care Clinic: Usually the first Thursday of each month at the New Boston Community Church for a fee. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (800) 541-4145. Senior Lunches are on Thursdays at the New Boston Central School at 10:50am when school is in session. Lunch cost is $2 (or whatever you can afford). The menu and more information are in the Center of Gravity Gazette or on the school website. Check out the Center of Gravity Gazette or contact our office for details on Monthly Movies in the Old Engine House and Monthly Trips.


ZENgevity: Body, Brain, Balance -Are you ready to change your life, to stay independent, get energized, be strong, be happy and live longer? This fitness program is a combination of .....READ MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS, TRIPS & FUN.....





New Boston Resident David Weaver takes the Gold Medal in the National Senior Games

Targeting gold

Competitors from across the Northeast compete in

2017 NH Senior Games Archery Tournament


New Boston, NH:     (July 18, 2017)      More than 30 archers-including National Senior Games medalists-competed in the 2017 NH Senior Games Archery Tournament held earlier this week at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club.  “The sport is growing in popularity in all age groups,” said Dana White, who has directed the tournament for the NH Senior Games for more than 10 years.  “It is also a sport where people of all abilities can participate and have fun.”  Mr. White, an accomplished archer and coach, also took part in the competition.


Among the competitors at the event were Ron and Patti Gauvin of Milton, NH.  Ron, who has participated in competitions for many years, has had to alter his shooting style due to a brain tumor which has limited use of one of his arms.  He competes by holding the bow in one hand and releasing the arrow with his mouth (a special tab is attached to the string).  “I enjoy the competition and the people you meet,” said the 59-year old.  “It’s a lot of fun.”  Patti noted that she had watched Ron’s competitions for many years before deciding to try archery herself a few months ago.  “I’m now hooked,” she said.  “You meet the most wonderful people in this sport.  It’s also fun to challenge yourself to improve.”  Patti added that Northeast Passage, an organization that provides support and opportunities for athletes with disabilities to participate in sports, has been an immense help in working with Ron to adapt his archery equipment.......READ THE FULL ARTICLE.....





Weare Patriotic Celebration 2017, a parade of "Christmas in July" amusement rides and more

WEARE - 15 July 2017 (Parade video and Fireworks):  The annual Weare Patriotic Celebration began on Friday evening, a two day event hosting amusement park rides set up in and around the Common in Center Weare.  Visitors were treated to a great day of fun and the weather cooperated.  Another fantastic BBQ chicken meal was prepared by American Legion Post #65 and it sold out.  


The parade kicked off at 10:30am and the roadway was lined with patrons from Weare and surrounding Towns. Another grande parade with the theme of "Christmas in July" brought in floats designed by various groups.  While the parade on Saturday morning was a highlight, visitors began to enjoy the amusement rides throughout the day into the evening.  As in the past a wonderful Fireworks display was provided just after dusk. We have the fanali courtesy of Gary Hopper of Weare who filmed it.  ....WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE PARADE AND FIREWORKS FANILI....  VIEW 155 STILL IMAGES OF THE WEEKEND EVENT


Jane Kelly, Falconer, Raptor Rehabilitator, and Educator visits the Weare Public Library

WEARE 17 July 2017: (watch the video and view more still images) Falconer, Raptor Rehabilitator, and Educator Jane Kelly was at the Weare Public Library providing an in depth overview to many young children and adults.  The room was quite full.


Kelly rehabilitates birds of prey for the Epping-based rehab center On The Wing. She has been interested in bird rescue since moving 10 dead owls off of Rte. 101 over a two-month period, all hit by cars on the shoulder of the highway. She volunteered at a wildlife center where she started in rehabilitation and eventually worked in education with raptors, mammals and turtles. Yearning to gain more knowledge of raptors, she took up the sport of falconry.


Jane has partnered with Tim and Selvi Lampman, of Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital of Brentwood, NH. In their state of the art hospital, injured birds receive emergency care .....READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH OUR VIDEO.....





New Boston Recreation Department opens Concerts on the Common to enthusiastic crowd

NEW BOSTON 11 July 2017:  New Boston Recreation opened its CONCERTS ON THE COMMON with the Karen Morgan Pony Express Band.  It's been two years since Karen played on the Common and she also noted that years back her band played even prior to the building of the Gazebo.  Visitors were welcomed with Strawberry Shortcake provided by the Community Church of New Boston.  Reverend Robert "Woody" Woodland stated that all proceeds from sales would be donated to a needy family in town currently undergoing some difficult times.  Mike Sindoni, Director of the New Boston Parks and Recreation Department opened the evening with general announcements and that the folks from the New Boston Rail Trail would be providing some great food from the grill as well as snacks and beverages.     ....READ MORE & WATCH THE VIDEO....





Goffstown Rotary Club passes gavel to incoming President and presents two awards for Rotarian of the Year

Goffstown - 27 June 2017:  As usual every Tuesday morning the Goffstown Rotary Club holds their meeting at the Village Trestle, and today was the Changing of the Gavel ceremony!  Outgoing President, Glenn Krull, passed the gavel to incoming President, Michele Sheppard.  Pictured here (left photo), Michele is presenting Glenn with the President's Recognition award.

Our Rotarian of the Year award was shared this year, by members Durwood Sargent and Robin Morrell.  Michele presented each with a Rotarian of the Year plaque today as well!

Thank you, Glenn, for your leadership over the past year, and congratulations Durwood and Robin!

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Goffstown Senior, Gloria Benjamin Captured a Gold Medal in the 85-89 Singles Division

Nashua, NH:   (June 25, 2017) Greely Park was the scene as the 30th annual NH Senior Games kicked off with the annual Horseshoe tournament on Sunday, June 25th.  A dedicated group of athletes competed in singles and doubles with several stand-out performances.


89- year-old Gloria Benjamin captured a gold medal in the 85-89 singles division. The Goffstown resident, who has been talking part in senior sports for many years, says she not only enjoys the competition, but also the camaraderie that comes with sports.  “You are able to meet the nicest people at the events,” she shared.  “Sports really bring people together.”  Ms. Benjamin also competes in Pickleball and Shuffleboard, both of which are competed later this summer as part of the NH Senior Games.


Paul Yankowskas, a sturdy 60- year old from Londonderry, struck gold twice with a gold medal in the 60-64 singles division and a gold medal in the 60-64 doubles division where he teamed up with Harold Turner of Nashua.  A veteran of numerous competitions, Mr. Yankowskas has participated in Senior Games events in all six New England States as well as New York.  ....READ THE FULL STORY....





Falconer, Raptor Rehabilitator, and Educator Jane Kelly will be at the Weare Public Library on Monday 17 July 2017

Weare - 23 June 2017: Join falconer, raptor rehabilitator, and educator Jane Kelly, along with two of her live raptors, on Monday, July 17, at 7pm at the Weare Public Library for an intimate peek into the world of these amazing birds. Kelly rehabilitates birds of prey for the Epping-based rehab center On The Wing. She has been interested in bird rescue since moving 10 dead owls off of Rte. 101 over a two-month period, all hit by cars on the shoulder of the highway. She volunteered at a wildlife center where she started in rehabilitation and eventually worked in education with raptors, mammals and turtles. Yearning to gain more knowledge of raptors, she took up the sport of falconry.


Jane has partnered with Tim and Selvi Lampman, of Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital of Brentwood, NH. In their state of the art hospital, injured birds receive emergency care any time, day or night, in hopes of getting these birds back into the wild.


This program is free and open to the public.


The Weare Public Library is located at 10 Paige Memorial .....READ MORE....





Free Concerts by the Hopkinton Town Band begin 21st June, every Wednesday following through to 8th August


Celebrate the summer season with the Hopkinton Town Band at the Jane Lewellen Band Stand in Contoocook every Wednesday evening at 7:00. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music.  


The summer concert series runs from June 21st through August 9th, and concerts are rain or shine (in the event of rain, concerts are held at the Maple Street Elementary School).  The summer concert series features a wide range of selections with something for everyone, from marches, show tunes and big band music to standards, novelties, and rock & roll.  Other upcoming performances include July 7th at 6:30 at the Mary Haddad Band Stand in New London and a special concert at Hopkinton’s historic Beech Hill Farm and Ice Cream Barn on Friday July 28th at 7 p.m.  


Join us as we celebrate our 52nd consecutive year as your own hometown band.  


For more information, go to hopkintontownband.org or contact band managers Lucy Gaskill and Melissa Mandrell at pertice_c@comcast.net, or the band’s conductor, Jim Wojewoda, at wojewodajim@gmail.com.





Roomful Of Blues to headline Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston at the 4-H Fairgrounds on 5 August 2017

By Bill Copeland: The 47 year old national and international touring band Roomful Of Blues will be making their first appearance at the Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston, New Hampshire on Saturday, August 5th. Taking place at the 4H Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire, The Barnful Of Blues Festival is hosted by Granite State Blues Society. The event will run from noon until 8:00 p.m.


Roomful got the nod to headline this year’s Barnful of Blues Festival after one of the New Hampshire blues society’s board members reached out to the Rhode Island based swing-jump blues band. Board member Diana Shonk owns Blues Audience Newsletter, a hugely popular blues oriented publication in New England, which Roomful has been advertising in for years.


“We’ve wanted to get them here, but we never thought we’d be able to,” Shonk said. “But, we called Chris, and he was generous enough to say yes. It’s very nice of them to do this. It’s not free, but they’re not charging us full price. We could never pay full price for any of these headliners.” Shonk has known the various Roomful members going all the way back to the early 1970s.


“I think they’re the best little big blues band in the world,” Shonk said. “They’re like a full orchestra because they have the horns. It worked out this year, and we are very thrilled to have them here. I think they’re playing from six ‘o clock to 7:30.” ....READ THE FULL STORY....     .....VIEW THE EVENT FLYER FOR ALL INFORMATION ON THE BARNFUL OF BLUES SCHEDULE.....





Goffstown Police respond to NH State Liquor Store on Mast Road for a report of shoplifting

GOFFSTOWN — On Wednesday, 06/14/2017, at approximately 10:00 AM, The Goffstown Police Department responded to the NH State Liquor Store, located at 605 Mast Rd., Goffstown for a report of shoplifting. Surveillance footage revealed that on Tuesday, 06/13/2017, at approximately 5:45 PM, a female took three bottles of liquor, hid them in her purse and walked out of the store without paying for them. The suspect is described as:


DARK SKINNED FEMALE    


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR LARGE IMAGE WITH MORE DETAIL


HT: 5’ 04’’

WT: 150

EYES: BROWN

HAIR BROWN


THE SUSPECT’S HAIR WAS IN A PONTAIL


SHE WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT AND DARK PANTS


SHE APPEARS TO HAVE A TATTOO ON THE TOP OF HER RIGHT HAND


According to an employee, the suspect left in a 2000-2003 Honda Accord, color green with an unknown New Hampshire registration. The female suspect was a passenger in the vehicle and no information is currently available on the driver of the vehicle. If you can identify this suspect please call Goffstown Police 603-497-4858.    






UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center celebrates 25 years in the community helping those with developmental disabilities

GOFFSTOWN - 9 June 2017: (VIDEO) UpReach celebrated 25 years in helping those in need.  Karen Kersting, Executive Director presided over the evening of events whereby UpReach Volunteers assisted those with developmental disabilities in riding showmanship during the evening.  

Karen joined UpReach as Executive Director in 1998. She initially became involved with the program in 1993 when her band “Karen Morgan & Pony Express” donated their services for the UpReach Hoedown. As a former vice-president in Cash Management at Citizens Bank, Karen brings her skills in financial analysis, product development, and project management to the organization. A Summa Cum Laude Graduate .....PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND WATCH THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION ON VIDEO....






Congratulations to All 

Goffstown High School 

graduating students - Go 

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Nikki Watterson awarded New Boston Recreation's 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

New Boston Recreation Director Mike Sindoni, on behalf of the Recreation Commission, presented Nikki Watterson, at a softball game on June 1, with the department's 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.

Nikki was the department's Softball Director for many years, resigning at the end of the 2016 season.  The Softball Director has many time-consuming responsibilities and Nikki performed them to the highest level.  

Thank you Nikki for your dedication to the softball program, Recreation Department and the New Boston community!




Goffstown, Dunbarton and Bow Police Departments come together for Medical / Mental Health Registration Event set for 17 July 2017

MEDICAL/MENTAL HEALTH REGISTRATION EVENT


Monday, July 17th


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Bow High School Library, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304


The Bow and Dunbarton Police Departments, in conjunction with the Goffstown Police Department’s Communication Center, is pleased to announce a Medical/Mental Health Registration Event to be held on 

Monday, July 17th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Bow High School Library located at 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304.


The Medical/Mental Health Registration program allows any citizen to provide information regarding themselves, a family member or friend so police can be better prepared to effectively assist an individual that may be suffering from a mental health emergency or medical condition. This program is intended to aid Emergency Dispatchers and Police Officers in their response to calls for assistance involving individuals with mental health or medical impairments in order to provide the best possible level of service.  The registration may also include key lock box information in the event there is an emergency at your home and first responders need to make entry into your home.   .....READ MORE.....






Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Crash that occurred at Page's Corner

Dunbarton - 25 May 2017: A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a March 11th fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Concord Stage Road (Route 77) and Stark Highway North (Route 13), otherwise known as “Page’s Corner.”

Stephan Buckley, 55, of Andover, MA, has been charged with vehicular assault, simple assault, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

An investigation revealed that Buckley was speeding and ran a stop sign before crashing into a Toyota RAV4 being operated by Mike Whittier of Dunbarton. Buckley was travelling eastbound on Concord Stage Road towards Clinton Street in his Ford F-250 and crashed into Whittier who was crossing northbound through the intersection toward Jewett Road. 

Whittier sustained broken ribs and a ruptured spleen in the crash. He later passed away at a local hospital on March 19th from complications arising from injuries sustained in the crash.

Buckley (above photo) turned himself in to Dunbarton Police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear for arraignment in the 6th Circuit – District Division – Concord on Monday, July 10th.

The New Hampshire State Police Collision Reconstruction and Analysis (CAR) Unit assisted Dunbarton Police in the investigation.




Dunbarton Police issue summon's to two individuals for illegal dumping off of Long Pond Boat Launch area

Dunbarton 23 May 2017 - As reported by the Dunbarton Police Department: 'Tis the season for home renovations, construction projects and new mattresses.... but please do not use our recreational areas or the private property of the citizens of Dunbarton as your dump. 

Today we received a call from a concerned citizen who observed a truck heading down the the Long Pond Boat Launch area, thankfully he followed his instinct in thinking that with a bed full of bricks, the two male occupants were not there for fishing or an afternoon of kayaking. He contacted DPD with the plate of the vehicle and said he had seen them unloading the bricks onto  the property and confronted them. Sgt Remillard and Detective Cattabriga were able to respond quickly and find the two males actively trying to pick up all of the bricks they had already dumped over the embankment. Both males were summonsed for Illegal Dumping - a Class B Misdemeanor and given a June 26, 2017 court date. 

Please continue to call if you feel something is suspicious, these are quality of life issues that we as a Department want to be notified of.




New Boston Recreation announces Summer Programs and activities for Kids, Adults and Everyone, including the Summer Concert Series Tuesday evenings on the Common

New Boston Recreation Mike Sindoni, Director (603) 487-2880 Sheri Moloney, Assistant Hours: 8am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday

www.newbostonnh.gov/recreation


Check us out on Facebook and “Like” our page

Register & pay online at https://newboston.recdesk.com

For Adults and Seniors


Senior Citizens: Do you get the Center of Gravity Gazette in your mail? This is our monthly newsletter which contains information about programs and events in the community. Contact us to be added to the mailing list. Foot Care Clinic: Usually the first Thursday of each month at the New Boston Community Church for a fee. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (800) 541-4145. Senior Lunches are on Thursdays at the New Boston Central School at 10:50am when school is in session. Lunch cost is $2 (or whatever you can afford). The menu and more information are in the Center of Gravity Gazette or on the school website. Check out the Center of Gravity Gazette or contact our office for details on Monthly Movies in the Old Engine House and Monthly Trips.


ZENgevity: Body, Brain, Balance - Are you ready to change your life, to stay independent, get energized, be strong, be happy and live longer? This fitness program is a combination of gentle and joyful movements designed for ages 50 and better; Open to all fitness levels to exercise mind, body, and spirit. Class is at the Old Engine House on Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am. The current session started May 24 and runs through June 21. Drop-ins welcome for $5 per class.

Yoga: Reduce stress and pain, increase flexibility and strength and learn better breathing techniques. Relax your mind and strengthen your body.....CONTINUE REAEDING.....





Saint Matthew's Church will be ready for you on 3rd June for their Annual "Spring Thing" Yard Sale

GOFFSTOWN: The Outreach Committee of St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown, will be holding it’s annual “Spring Thing” Yard Sale on Sat. June 3, from 8am to 1pm.  Everything imaginable in a huge yard sale will be available, from furniture to housewares to books: toys, games, sports equipment…. “Early Birds” will be able to shop before 8am for a $5. fee.

The grill will be ready to serve breakfast and lunch.  There will also be fried dough and a variety of baked goods for sale.

Our popular “Bling Thing” table will be selling jewelry of all kinds.  Look for antique pieces as well as trendy costume jewelry.

Please stop by the Community Clothing Center that day.  The Community Clothing Center next door will be having a bag sale.  For just $10.00 one can buy a bag and fill it full with all the clothing that will fit!

This is a fun event that helps support St. Matthew’s Community Outreach ministry that makes small grants to help people in the local area who are in need.  The Outreach ministry also makes small donations to vetted organizations nationally and worldwide for health needs such as food, water, shelter and clothing.




Giselle Lemieux Taken Into Custody on Multiple Warrants by Dunbarton Police Department

Dunbarton, N.H. – 2 May 2017:  An individual wanted by the Dunbarton Police Department on three different warrants was taken into custody during a motor vehicle stop in Dunbarton on Monday, May 1st at 10:12 PM. Dunbarton Police arrested Giselle Lemieux, 48, during a traffic stop in the area of Twist Hill Road and Ordway Road. 

Lemieux was subsequently charged with bail jumping, criminal mischief, five counts of default or breach of bail conditions, operating without a valid license and an electronic bench warrant for failure to appear in court. 

Lemieux is currently out on bail after being arrested by Dunbarton Police on March 7th for the financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, a class A felony. While out on bail, Lemieux contacted the victim, stayed at the victim’s home and violated other stipulations of her bail conditions. Lemieux also failed to appear for her arraignment on the financial exploitation offense, leading to the electronic bench warrant and bail jumping charges. 

Lemieux was transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections and arraigned in the 6th Circuit – District Division – Concord on May 2nd where bail was set at $4,000 cash.




Water Line Replacement starts up again at 7pm 30 April 2017 in the Village

GOFFSTOWN - The Goffstown Village Water Precinct announces road construction work related to the water line replacement on Main St. The project will restart Sunday, April 30th at 7:00 pm and will last a few weeks. The work zone will be between the Pleasant Street intersection and Depot Street. Single lane alternating traffic will be necessary at times. Delays should be expected 7am - 5pm, Monday – Friday and additional night work may also be necessary 7pm - 5am. Please contact; The Goffstown Water Precinct at (603) 497-3621 with any questions. 

Thank you for your patience.




Friends of the Goffstown Public Library invite you to their 10 May Dessert and Beverage Meeting

Goffstown - 27 April 2017: Hello from the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library, and thank you for your past support of the Goffstown Public Library, Friends' activities, and/or for volunteering for Library or fundraiser events.

Meet Us on May 10
Today, the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library are advertising a May 10, Dessert and Beverage Meeting, at Stark Hall, 6:35 to 7:30. The yearly public revenue and expenditure report will be given for the Friends' nonprofit activities. And we want to chat with supporters, to enjoy the tasty treats, and, hopefully, to gain some volunteers.

Museum Pass Program
In a quick update, the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library continue its primary mission to support the Library Museum Pass Program, which enables patrons to reduced or free entry fees to diverse institutes of art, history, science, and nature in NH and Boston. The Friends just expanded the passes to the Children's Museum of NH in Dover and added the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Success of the annual June and October book sales and the November “Once Upon a Pie” event had enabled the Friends to allocate all money for all museum passes in 2016 and has again in 2017. Thank you for your support.

We Support the GPL
The Friends also continue to support the Human Library, Gingerbread House construction, summer guest performers, educational games and exploratory  .....CONTINUE READING.....




Dunbarton celebrates John Stark Day at the Town Common with a salute to its History

DUNBARTON 24 April 2017: Today was a beautiful event at the Dunbarton Town Common, which brought in celebrants and local residents to enjoy the annual event of John Stark Day.  Dunbarton is proud to display a statue of Caleb Stark near the Common for visitors to learn more about the history of John Stark and his son, Caleb Stark.


Caleb Stark (December 3, 1759 – August 28, 1838) was the eldest son of General John Stark and his wife Molly Stark.


Caleb was born December 3, 1759, at Dunbarton, New Hampshire. During the American Revolutionary War Caleb served with his father in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Trenton and Princeton as an Ensign. After his father resigned his commission Caleb remained in the Continental Army, serving the rest of the war and rising to the rank of major. In 1787, Caleb married Sarah McKinstry. In 1811, Caleb Stark started the first cotton mill in Suncook, New Hampshire. Stark practiced law and became a historian, and a member of the New Hampshire State Senate. The term during which he served in the New Hampshire Senate lasted from 1818 to 1819. In 1828, he moved to Oxford Township, Ohio, where he would later die on August 28, 1838.



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Jenna Van Dyke and Nicole Bullis of the Dunbarton Silverbirch 4H Club participate in the Merrimack County 4-H Fashion Review Show 

DUNBARTON by Nicole Bullis:  On Thursday April 20th, Jenna Van Dyke and Nicole Bullis of the Dunbarton Silverbirch 4H Club participated in the Merrimack County 4-H Fashion Revue Show Members of various 4H groups throughout Merrimack County model their outfits they have sewn during the 2016-2017 season. 


The Fashion Review was held at the Merrimack Valley Middle School.


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LARGER IMAGE





Dunbarton Silverbirch 4H Club spends time with Master Gardener, Mr. Ken Koerber

Dunbarton by Nicole Bullis:  On Friday April 14th The Dunbarton Silverbirch 4H club learned about gardening and potting plants. Mr. Ken Koerber, a Master Gardener, presented a program on gardening alongside with Mrs. Chanti Labrecque. 


The members prepared a potted plant to bring home. Pictured is Mr. Koerber and Mrs. Labrecque with the members. The next Silverbirch 4H meeting will be held May 5th at 7 PM in the Dunbarton Elementary Library.


Read more about 4-H Youth Development





Celebrate Gen. John Stark Day In Historic Dunbarton, NH

Revolution War Reenactors - Musket Salute


Ceremony Honoring Revolutionary Hero Gen. John Stark


Dunbarton, by Don Larsen, Larsen Media Services, LLC:  Historical Dunbarton the location of the Molly Stark House, will be celebrating Gen. John Stark Day Monday April 24, 2017 on the Town Commons. Mingle and have photos taken with Revolutionary War reenactors. Festivities start at 12:15pm, gather by Maj. Caleb Stark’s bronze statue, the General’s son, to hear speeches, stories and the laying of a wreath.


Stark accepted a colonelcy in the New Hampshire Militia and was given command of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment. In the battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, Stark led his men to the low ground between the Mystic Beach and the hill, preventing the British from flanking Col. Prescott’s positions on Bunker Hill and allowing them to retreat safely.


Four months later, his home state offered Stark a commission .....READ MORE.....





Letter to the Editor: My Road to Recovery and how others who find themselves in a similar position can get help and support they need

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - My Road to Recovery (16 April 2017)

By the time I set out on my journey of recovery, my life had spiraled out of control. My life changed dramatically as soon as I swallowed my pride and reached out for help.

I started using mind and mood altering substances to deal with my obsessive-compulsive behaviors. In active addiction, life felt like being on a roller coaster, and no matter what I did I couldn’t get off.
When I finally entered Ambrosia Treatment Center the miracle of sobriety began to happen. I found a clear and defined path to follow, helping me be an accountable, responsible person again.

By playing an active role in my 12-step fellowship, I learned that I must turn my will and my life over to a power greater than myself to succeed. For me, being able to share what I have learned with newcomers is the best part of sobriety.

Today, I still lean on others for support and accountability – key to my sobriety.  If you’re struggling to overcome addiction and don’t know where or who to turn to, I encourage you to seek help through Ambrosia’s “We Do Recover” Movement, WeDoRecoverMovement.com  – it provides valuable support systems and tools for addicts, as well as those in recovery.

John Beliveau
Goffstown, New Hampshire




Two arrest made in 11 March 2017 burglary of Bob Nadeau's Sub Shop in Pinardville
Arrests made in Nadeau’s Sub Shop Burglary

GOFFSTOWN - 30 March 2017: On March 11, 201, at approximately 0516AM, The Goffstown Police Department responded to Bob Nadeau’s Sub Shop for a reported burglary. With the assistance of the Manchester Police and tips from the public, both suspects were identified and arrest warrants were sought and granted. 

Both Suspects, who reside in Manchester, have been arrested and charged with Burglary.  The 2 individuals charged with Burglary are identified as:

Ian Forsberg
11/30/97
and
Matthew Cotoni
03/04/99

Both suspects have been arraigned on the charges and are awaiting trial. 

Forsberg’s bail was set in the amount of $3,000.00 cash, with conditions that he not return to Nadeau’s, and to have no contact with Cotoni.  A Probable Cause hearing is scheduled for April 6, 2017 at 9:30 in the 9th Circuit Court – District Division – Goffstown.

Cotoni’s bail was set in the amount of $10,000.00 Personal Recognizance, with conditions that he not return to Nadeau’s and to have no contact with Forsberg.  Cotoni continues to be held on unrelated charges from another jurisdiction.  Cotoni’s Probable Cause hearing is scheduled for April 13, 2017 at 9:30, in the 9th Circuit Court – District Division – Goffstown.




Six Goffstown High School Students coached by Krista Scarlett to Face-Off in FinLit300

NH Teens Will Face-Off in FinLit300 – A Financial Literacy Competition

Goffstown - 24 March 2017: Almost 60 of New Hampshire’s most money-savvy teenagers will compete for the title of NH FinLit300 State Champion when they meet at the Grappone Center in Concord April 11th. Organized by the New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition, FInLit300 is a powerful educational opportunity that helps to teach teenagers in Grades 9-12 to be smart, responsible, and financially literate adults. The April 11th competition will be an exciting nine match elimination tournament using a game show/quiz bowl format. The Question Masters for the State Championship are Jeff Feingold, Editor of the NH Business Review; Marc Hebert of the Harbor Group, and Sean McDonald of WMUR-TV.


Nine teams compiled the top scores and earned the right to meet for the state crown after several weeks of study and on-line competition. Each member of the championship team will receive a crisp, new $100 bill. Additionally, the winning coach/coaches will receive free registration to the National Jump$tart Teacher Conference in November, 2017 in Washington, DC......  READ THE FULL STORY.....




New Boston Police Chief Brace Presents two Lifesaving Awards to Officers Moran and Byam

NBPD presents two lifesaving awards!  

New Boston - 20 March 2017: Following the introduction of our newest officers, Chief Brace was proud to present two lifesaving award's to Officer James Moran and Officer Jesse Byam. 

In December 2016, both officers responded to a report of a 21-year-old man who was not conscious and barely breathing; the result of an apparent overdose. Upon arriving on scene, the officers partnered to deploy the AED and begin an assessment of the victim. Following their assessment, CPR was administered. During the resuscitation efforts, a pulse was registered and the victim begin breathing on his own. 

In partnership with the New Boston and Goffstown EMS Departments, the victim was transported to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester where he fully recovered from the medical event.  

The actions of these two young officers resulted in a life being saved.

Each officer was presented with a commendation and a life saving pin for their effort. 

We would like to congratulate both officers on a job well done




Weare to host information session to raise awareness of the needs of all residents

Weare Age-Friendly Community Assessment


WEARE - 21 March 2017: In cooperation with the Southern N.H. Planning Commission (SNHPC), the town of Weare is hosting an information session to raise awareness of the needs of adult residents of all generations in Weare, from millennials to seniors, and examine opportunities for cross-generational synergies through a moderated discussion.  The discussion will be held Thursday, April 6, from 9:30-11:30am at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane. A delicious brunch and beverages will be available, provided courtesy of AARP.


Representatives from town departments, school offices, senior housing organizations, youth groups, churches, civic organizations, health providers, and recreational organizations are all encouraged to attend, and all are welcome.


The discussion will be led by Commission staff.  They are doing similar sessions at all of the communities in their region.  This allows them to better assess age-friendly opportunities and issues regarding housing and zoning, transportation and accessibility, recreational space, social/civic engagement, community communication and support, and business and economic development.


Please R.S.V.P. by March 31 by calling Michael Sullivan, Director, Weare Public Library, at 529-2044, or by sending email to wearepl@comcast.net

If you can’t make the meeting but would like to provide input to our resident survey, please participate in our age-friendly resident survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BecomingAgeFriendly





New Boston Deputy Town Clerk makes it official for two new Police Officers

NEW BOSTON - 20 March 2017: Tonight, the New Boston Police Department were  proud to formally introduce our two newest officers to the New Boston Board of Selectmen.  

Officer Jesse Byam was hired in October 2016 as a certified part-time officer and completed his training in November.  Tonight, Officer Byam was appointed to the newest full-time position effective April 2nd.  

Officer Andrew Vollaro was hired in January 2017 as a part-time Officer.  He is currently completing his training at Police Standards in Concord and is scheduled to graduate on May 5th.  

In front of a large crowd of friends and family, both officers were formally sworn by Deputy Town Clerk Cathy Strausbaugh then had their badges pinned on by family. 

Congratulations to Andrew and Jesse!  (VIEW ADDITIONAL IMAGES)




“Murder Is A Game” -  A Dinner Theatre Presentation by The Majestic Theatre.”


About the show: A Murder Mystery by Fred Carmichael.


Laughter, suspense, intriguing characters, sparkling dialogue, plot twists and irresistible mystery are all here. A successful, married mystery writing team has dried up so their publisher gives them an anniversary present of a weekend in an old mansion built for a movie set and peoples it with hired characters unknown to each other to act out a murder plot. The couple, Sloan and Toby Bigelow, delight in the game and solve the fake murder but then there is a real murder and further hilarious plot twists. The actors all have delightful opportunities to act as imaginary people and then themselves during this sophisticated, laugh filled mystery evening.


Majestic’s production is directed by Kelsey Domeny of Londonderry, and stars: Michael Domeny of Londonderry, Mitch Fortier of Manchester, Mary Fraser of Derry, Caity Glover of Manchester, Cady Hickman of Merrimack, Jessi Pepper Nappo of Derry, Melanie Rodrigue of Nashua, and Mike Wood of Litchfield.


All inclusive dinner theatre on March 31 & April 1 at 7:00pm and on April 2 at 1:30pm. $42.00 Friday/Saturday and $38.00 Sunday.


All performances will be held at The Executive Court Banquet Facility located at 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester.


Don’t miss out! Order your tickets today by visiting or calling the box office at 603-669-7469 or visit www.majestictheatre.net to purchase online. 


Advance reservations are required 24 hours minimum. Limited tickets available up to 3 hours prior to event start. Parties wishing to sit together are encouraged to reserve together. 


The Majestic is a non-profit NH community arts organization. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for more information.




Taking Shape!  Center for Youth and Teen Leadership under construction at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown

Goffstown, NH:   (March 9, 2017) Hundreds of area young people will soon be able to enjoy a safe and healthy place they can call their own, thanks to a major project currently under construction at the YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown.


We’re excited about the progress of our new Center for Youth and Teen Leadership,” says Bob McKenney, Branch Director at YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown.  “We expect to have programs in place for the late spring and then be fully operational for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.”

The new Center-which will be housed at the YMCA- will provide a broad spectrum of services and programs aimed at area youth said Mr. McKenney.  They include:


· Leadership development, training, college and career support

· Healthy lifestyles

· Academic support, tutoring services and mentoring

· Positive peer interactions


Educational and exercise programs will be also be offered and the Center will serve as a meeting place for the Teen Leaders Club and other groups.


During school hours, the Center will serve a dual purpose by serving a site for many of the Y’s Life Long Wellness Programs, which are aimed at active older adults.  Mr. McKenney added that another exciting component of the center would be multi-generational offerings in which teens collaborate....  READ THE FULL STORY





Bingo at Osborne Memorial Hall 2017 Schedule 

Weare - 9 March 2017: The South Weare Improvement Society, (SWIS) announces its bingo schedule for 2017 at Osborne Memorial Hall, 16 Deering Ctr. Rd., Weare, as follows: March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, and Oct. 21. 

The games are played on Saturday evenings and begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Bingo sheets, daubers, and pull-tabs are for sale, as well as a variety of refreshments (proceeds benefit Osborne Memorial Hall renovations, so please do not carry in). No one under 18 is allowed.

The South Weare Improvement Society’s new book celebrating 100 years of the organization that built Osborne Hall (Centennial) is available at all of the organization’s activities, and at Country 3 Corners in Weare and Howe’s Pharmacy in Goffstown.

Osborne Hall is for rent for events. Please call Rad at 529-7282 for more information.



Mental Health / Medical Registration Night

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 18, 5:30-7:30pm

Mental Health/Medical Registration Night

The Weare Police Department is holding a voluntary registration for the collection of pertinent medical information to be used by emergency first responders to include, but not limited to, Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury, Deaf, Blind, Mental Health challenges, and other physical disabilities.

We would also like to register homes, to collect information on hide-a-key locations, garage door codes, oxygen in house, wheel chair bound individuals, etc. 

Having this information on file saves time which in return could save lives!!

Any questions, contact Officer Sheila Savaria - Sheila.savaria@wearepolice.com



The Hopkinton Town Band wants YOU!  1st rehearsal is 8 March - Just lots of music-making and good times

Hopkinton Town Band is Seeking New Members


Do you play a wind instrument?  Did you ever play a wind instrument?  If so the Hopkinton Town Band wants YOU!  The Hopkinton Town Band is a volunteer community band comprised of musicians of all ability levels from beginners to experts, ranging in age from teens to 80s.  


The band learns and performs a wide variety of music under the baton of conductor Jim Wojewoda, including marches, show tunes, big band arrangements, and classics.  The emphasis is fun and camaraderie.  There are no competitions and no auditions, just lots of music-making and good times.  


The first rehearsal of the 2017 Hopkinton Town Band season is 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 8 at the Maple Street School in Hopkinton, and the band rehearses every Wednesday evening until the concert season begins with Memorial Day festivities and then Wednesday evening summer bandstand concerts.  


Please dust off your horn and join us!  For more information, contact band managers, Lucy Gaskill and Melissa Mandrell, at pertice_c@comcast.net.




New Boston Central School "Parade of Floats" with Mrs. Frarie's 3rd Grade Class
NEW BOSTON CENTRAL SCHOOL 22 FEBRUARY 2017 - Parade of Floats.

New Boston - 22 February 2017: It was a special day at the New Boston Central School today, there was a State float parade put on by Mrs. Frarie's third grade class.  The crowd cheered them on as they walked down the hallway with proud smiles on their faces.  

Each child chose a state to study, and their assignment was for them to create a miniature parade float that represented their chosen State. They had to include some basic facts like the state bird, state tree, state flag, and the rest was up to the students. They used their creativity and imagination to make very unique floats. They came in all different sizes and colors, but every one was perfect!  

To view all still images, feel free to watch the video below. 

 

Goffstown Police arrest one of two suspects with K-9 on Hilcrest Road for Felony Burglary
Residential Burglary  **ARREST MADE**

Goffstown - February 20, 2017: On Monday February 20, 2017 at 10:24am, the Goffstown Police received a call of a residential burglary in progress on Hillcrest Rd.  A woman arrived home to find a car in her driveway that subsequently left the scene prior to the police arriving.  There were signs of forcible entry and indications that a second person fled the house on foot.  Responding officers quickly contained the scene and a K9 track was started.  The K9 unit tracked from the rear of the residence establishing a direction of travel for the suspect.  Officers were directed to that area where an officer discovered the suspect emerging from the woods onto Paige Hill Rd.  The suspect was immediately taken into custody without incident.  He had in his possession jewelry, electronics, and several other items from the house.  

The suspect was identified as: 

Robert G. Smith Jr – 3/1/93 (23)
Goffstown, NH

Smith was taken into custody and charged with one count of Burglary, a Felony, and was held on $10,000.00 Cash Only Bail.  He will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit District Court – Goffstown on Thursday, February 21, 2017. 

Further investigation led police to New Boston where the vehicle involved was located.  The driver of that vehicle has been identified and the investigation into their involvement is ongoing.



Casey George of Weare awarded PACESETTER 40 Award at 2017 Annual Meeting

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE AWARDED PACESETTER 40 HONOR BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

Financial Security Company Recognizes Representative for Excellence


MANCHESTER, NH, FEBRUARY 14, 2016 – Casey George of Weare, NH was awarded the PACESETTER 40 award during the 2017 Annual Meeting of Financial Representatives of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI.


Pacesetter 40 honors Financial Representatives who sell 40 life policies during their first six months in the business.

George recently joined Northwestern Mutual of Manchester, which provides expert guidance and innovative solutions for a variety of needs and goals. Northwestern Mutual in Manchester, is part of Northwestern Mutual Northern New England office in Manchester.




Citizens Bank Goffstown Village Bank Robbery - Suspect arrested within five hours of crime

Citizens Bank Robbery
**ARREST MADE**


Goffstown: 9 February 2017


On Wednesday February 8, 2017 at about 4:33pm, the Citizen’s Bank located at 11 Church St reported a robbery where a male passed the teller a note, demanding cash. No weapon was shown and the male suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money.


Following an active investigation with great help from both our media and community partners, a suspect was quickly identified as:


LIVE STREAM VIDEO BY GOFFSTOWNTODAY.COM


Robert A. Ruggiero – 11/11/93 (23)
New Boston, NH


Ruggiero was taken into custody within five hours of the time of the call and charged with one count of Robbery, a Class B Felony and has held on $10,000.00 Cash Only Bail. He will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit District Court – Goffstown on Thursday, February 09, 2017.    VIEW BANK SURVEILLANCE IMAGES





DRIVER CITED WITH FAILING TO YIELD FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

Dunbarton, N.H. - On Friday, February 3rd 2017 around 1:30 P.M., Dunbarton Police Officer Ralph McClellan and Dunbarton Fire/EMS personnel were dispatched to the intersection of Stark Highway North (Route 13) and Concord Stage Road (Route 77), otherwise known as "Page's Corner," for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles with entrapment and injuries.

On scene investigation revealed that a GM pickup truck being driven by Robert Boutwell of Contoocook, NH had stopped at the intersection and then proceeded to travel southbound towards Stark Highway North from Jewett Road. Boutwell pulled out in front of a tractor trailer being driven westbound by Jeffrey Divoll of Sandown, NH. Divoll couldn't stop in time to avoid colliding with Boutwell in the intersection.

Boutwell had to be extracted from his pickup truck and sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was evaluated on scene by Dunbarton EMS personnel. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage in the crash and were towed from the scene.

Boutwell was issued a citation for failing to yield the right-of-way.  VIEW MORE IMAGES HERE



The Goffstown School Board is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Cornerstone and Dream Keeper Awards.


6 February 2017: The Cornerstone Award is presented by the Goffstown School District to recognize a staff or community member working within our schools who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in support of student learning.

The Goffstown School District seeks to recognize individuals whose service has been truly outstanding to the overall educational climate of the school district and who exhibits commitment, good human relations skills, loyalty, dedication and good organizational and work habits.



2017 Cornerstone Award winners:


Mrs. Valerie Oljey (above photo) – Guidance Counselor at Maple Avenue Elementary School

Mr. Armand Paquin – Custodian/Maintenance at Goffstown High School

Please view the video recognizing the award winners HERE.


What is the Dream Keeper Award?

The Dream Keeper Award is presented by the Goffstown School District to recognize people or organizations that truly have gone the extra mile to make the Goffstown dream of providing a superior education a reality.


The Goffstown School Board has established the Dream Keeper Award to recognize exceptional service to our school district.

2017 Dream Keeper Award winner: Dolores Siik – International Exchange Student Program Coordinator

Please view the videos recognizing the award winners HERE.




Celebration planned at Goffstown Hannaford 4 February begining at 7am sharp


Goffstown, N.H. – The Goffstown Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy will host a Grand Reopening event on Saturday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the completion of a renovation project that brought a wide variety of new products and services to the store.


The supermarket now offers made-to-order foods such as stir fry and other from-the-grill offerings, along with handcrafted sandwiches and in-store produced Paninis. Customers can eat at the store's new Wi-Fi equipped café or take the food home for an easy meal.


"Shoppers will find many new healthy and affordable products here in Goffstown, including 175 additional organic and natural items," said Store Manager Carl Provencher. "The entire supermarket has a fresh look.  We hope the whole community will come celebrate with us and see all that their Goffstown Hannaford has to offer."  ....READ THE FULL STORY & FIND OUT MORE about GIVEAWAYS....




Goffstown Police arrest motor vehicle operator for DWI and conduct after an accident


GOFFSTOWN 28 January 2017 (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO):  In the late afternoon on 24 January 2017, Goffstown Police and Emergency Services personnel responded to a report of erratic operation of a motor vehicle which caused damage to property.  As Goffstown Police investigated the accident and apparent locations of where the vehicle traversed it was found the operator traveled an additional seven tenths of a mile beyond Wallace Road and drove into a field across from the former Villa Augustina School along Mast Road.  Reports also indicate the operator of this plow truck began with hitting an automobile along Main Street in the Village of which his snow plow came in contact with, and then continued on Mast Road toward the Wallace Road Round-a-Bout.  The truck also came in contact with the Round-a-Bout and took down a few traffic signs.


Taken into custody was Mark Capps, 31 of Goffstown.  Capps' arraignment will be on 2 February in the Goffstown District Court.  He is charged with driving while intoxicated and conduct after an accident.  Capps was released on Personal Recognizance Bail.


A motorist (name withheld by request) who witnessed the accident first hand as the truck was travelling over the front yard of the property tells us;  I was the first coming from Wallace into the roundabout when he literally got air over the roundabout median and landed in this yard! I had her yard sprayed onto my car! I can't believe no one was hurt!!! He almost took my head off! Such a close call!!! And then he took off through two more yards! 

...READ THE FULL STORY and watch the VIDEO http://www.goffstowntoday.com/dwi-pink-house-damage




Goffstown Mothers Club Scholarship fund event "Chocolate Lovers Fantasy 2017"

Goffstown - 28 January 2017: Mark your calendar for 12 February 2017 from 4pm to 6pm to enjoy this annual event.  

This is a chocolate tasting event of many chocolate pastries, candies, and other unique chocolate creations from many local businesses. Stonebridge Country Club, our venue sponsor, will also have specialty cocktails and beverages available for purchase. During the event raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win numerous fantastic gift certificates and gift cards from our gracious donors.

Admission tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Howe's Pharmacy on Main St. and Chiggy's on Mast Rd in Goffstown, NH or by purchasing online using the tickets link which will direct you to PayPal (subject to service charge $1.00).  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets on line. Please print the receipt and bring to the chocolate lovers.  Your purchased tickets will be waiting for you at the check in desk. 

Proceeds from this event will be used for the Goffstown Mothers Club Scholarship fund.  Tickets are non refundable for this charity event.

Goffstown Mothers Club was established to"provide a study group for mothers and to sponsor a scholarship for a deserving pupil of Goffstown High School".



Residents are encouraged to complete February DMV transactions by 16 February

STATEWIDE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCESSING INTERRUPTION DURING FEBRUARY


GOFFSTOWN - NEW BOSTON - DUNBARTON - WEARE: (courtesy of Goffstown Town Clerk) The Town Clerk encourages residents with motor vehicle registrations due during the month of February to complete their transactions by Thursday, February 16th to avoid processing delays and inconvenience.


The State of NH Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) has announced implementation of the new driver licensing system (VISION) during the month of February. During the implementation of the new system there will be a period of time when the State’s DMV computer system will be unavailable statewide.


An implementation schedule has been planned around the February 20th, the President’s Day holiday weekend.  Beginning, Friday, February 17th the Town Clerk’s Office will be subject to limited motor vehicle registration processing according to DMV .....READ MORE.....





History, geography, and culture meet up on the "General John Stark Scenic Byway"

Presenting the John Stark Scenic Byway

Michael Sullivan, Director, Weare Public Library


History, geography, and culture meet up on the “General John Stark Scenic Byway”, a presentation by David Pierce, Chair of the Stark Scenic Byway Council, at the Weare Public Library on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to come learn about this community resource and how it affects the life and business climate of the region.


The General John Stark Scenic Byway, established in 2009, is a 34-mile loop through the New Hampshire towns of Dunbarton, Weare, New Boston and Goffstown.  The route is on portions of....  READ THE FULL STORY.....




Goffstown Police and EMS respond to Hannaford on Mast Road for bomb threat in Pharmacy

GOFFSTOWN - 15 January 2017:  The Goffstown Police is investigating an incident that occurred at Hannaford Supermarket located on Mast Road today. An associate received a call stating that there was a bomb in the pharmacy. Goffstown Police and Fire Departments responded to Hannaford and determined there was no threat to the safety of the employees or customers. Goffstown Police are actively investigating the situation and are asking if anyone has any information to please call at 603-497-4858.  CLICK HERE to view the official PRESS RELEASE



YMCA holds 2016 Annual Meeting with thanks and recognition of volunteers and supporters

A healthy celebration!

The Granite YMCA holds 2016 annual meeting, recognizes and thanks key volunteers and supporters


Manchester, NH: (January 9, 2017)  More than 150 volunteers, community supporters, donors and employees gathered in December to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of The Granite YMCA over the past year.


“Our annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year, thank and recognize the many who helped support the Y’s mission, and share our vision for the future,” said Hal Jordan, President and CEO of The Granite YMCA. Among the many highlights of the event were special awards given to key volunteers, employees and organizations.  Those recognized included:


Youth award: Catherine Johnston


As a member of the YMCA of Downtown Manchester’s Leader’s Club for four years, Catherine is serving as the club’s President this year.  During her time at the YMCA, she has also volunteered in a number of areas including child care, camp and sports.  Catherine is deserving of this award for her commitment to the Y’s cause and her hands-on efforts with the Leader’s Club.  Beyond her strong support for Teen Leaders Rallies which have helped boost attendee numbers, she deserves this award for the way she welcomes new members and her uncanny ability to become friends with even the shyest teen within minutes. She is able to encourage people to break out of their shell and challenge their comfort zones. “Catherine is a shining example of what it means to be a leader,” said Mr. Jordan.


Volunteer of the year: Dr. John Lombardi


As a board volunteer for over 12 years, Dr. Lombardi has been....  READ THE FULL STORY with Additional photograph.....




Lauren Hood of Bedford named Musician of the month at MCMS

Pianist Lauren Hood

Named Musician of the Month

At Manchester Community Music School


Manchester, NH – The Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) would like to congratulate Lauren Hood on being named MCMS Musician of the Month for January. Lauren is a 13 years old, home school student from Bedford, NH. She’s been a student at the Music School for the last seven years and has been studying piano with Terry Barton, for the last six years.


“Lauren takes everything I tell her to heart”, commented Lauren’s piano teacher Terry Barton. “She has made so much progress reading music and works very hard for every achievement.”


When asked why she chose the piano, Lauren stated, “I needed structure in my schedule, and I thought practicing piano would help. I like how the piano can create a lot of different sounds. Playing has helped me get out of my comfort zone, especially with recitals!”


The Manchester Community Music School is dedicated to providing high-quality music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. For more information about the Music School visit the website at www.mcmusicschool.org or call the Music School office at 603-644-4548.


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW TWO ADDITIONAL STILL IMAGES




Goffstown Police respond to burglary in progress and arrest one suspect held by homeowner



GOFFSTOWN — On December 17, 2016, at approximately 6:30pm:  The Goffstown Police Department responded to the area of Edmond St for a burglary in progress call.  Once officers arrived on scene they found the homeowner had detained the suspected burglar. After a brief investigation at the scene officers arrested:


JONATHAN PATELLA

08/10/78


Patella was also in possession of burglary tools at the time of his arrest.  Patella was charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools.  He is being held on $50,000 Cash Bail at the Hillsborough County House of Correction.  He will be arraigned on Monday December 19, 2016 at the Ninth Circuit – District Court in Goffstown.








Dunbarton Police Department welcomes New Part - Time Patrol Officer Troy Simpson
NEW PART-TIME PATROL OFFICER SWORN IN

Dunbarton - 15 December 2016: Troy Simpson was sworn in this evening as the agencies newest part-time patrol officer. Officer Simpson is already a part-time certified police officer in the State of NH and also works for the Division of State Police - Marine Patrol Bureau. Officer Simpson will begin his field training in January. Welcome aboard!




Students at Maple Ave. Elementary had a hands on lesson on recycling with a little help from Goffstown DPW and the NRRA.  " Trash on the Lawn - Maple Ave"

Goffstown - 15 December 2016:  Goffstown Television was on scene today for the Maple Avenue Elementary School "Lesson on Recycling" program with students.  


Meghan Theriault from the Town of Goffstown Department of Public Works was on site providing help with going through a days worth of trash to help students identify contents that should belong in recycling.  More trash was brought in to accommodate the afternoon session.  Theriault states the Town of Goffstown does generate a profit from recycling, however recycling has been dropping within the community in recent years. 


In an effort to improve recycling, starting with children could benefit from the knowledge they have learned today and share with family members says, Theriault.  


Suzanne Pryszka, Maple Avenue Elementary School Principal in coordinating efforts going through a days worth of trash worked with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association to help students understand what can be recycled.  "We are helping them get their hands dirty" said Pryszka as students placed trash in proper single stream recycling bins.  


Many thanks to Goffstown Television for producing this video production.    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE








Men of Autumn - Goffstown Grizzlies Football Highlights 2016 courtesy of Goffstown Television








The Weare Public Library presents Local Author Night with Jennifer Hallock on 19 December

WEARE:  Local Author Night: Jennifer Hallock, Monday, December 19, 7pm  Jennifer Hallock spends her days teaching history and her nights writing historical happily-ever-afters. She has lived and worked in the Philippines, but she currently writes at her little brick house on a New England Homestead – kept company by her husband, a growing flock of chickens, and two geriatric border collie mutts. Local authors talk about their work. Books available to buy and sign.

"An hour later they safely stumbled into a cluster of chromatic light. Georgie wondered if she had fallen under some kind of enchantment….Surrounding the church were hundreds of colorful star-shaped lanterns hanging off white-blossomed frangipani trees. Georgie stood frozen in place, overwhelmed by the feeling that she had entered a secret village of wood sprites."

Under the Sugar Sun




Goffstown and New Boston Church Choirs performance Christmas Cantata Dec. 17


The Community Church of New Boston Choir, together with the Hillside Methodist Church Choir of Goffstown and under the direction of Samantha Hershey Gorton, invite you to their Christmas Cantata performance, "Joy!, A Gospel Christmas Celebration." Joy! tells the story of Christ’s birth through choral anthems in a variety of styles including upbeat blues-gospel numbers, ballads, and a calypso tune. Scripture verses partnered with personal stories bring a heartwarming element to the performance.


Mark your calendar for December 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Church of New Boston.This event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. Fellowship and refreshments will be shared following the performance! 


For more information, call (603) 487-2160 or email Community.church@yahoo.com.





Goffstown youth awarded youth chronic conditions awareness honor


CONCORD - A Goffstown youth was recently honored as a "Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent" at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Emily Pepino, of Goffstown, was nominated by School Nurse Jennifer Franz, RN for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions.   She wrote in her nomination:

 

“Emily was diagnosed with CRPS at the age of 11.  She advocated at the NH State House for awareness for the condition and participated in the NSTAR walk for Boston Childrens Hospital for two years, raising money for research.  The first year she was made a “miracle maker” for raising over the limit she was required to raise.  Emily’s dream is to become a nurse practitioner so she can help children and adults like her. She has a great deal of empathy and understanding of others with chronic health conditions and wants to make a difference in this world.”

 

Each year the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions honors several children and youths.  Most are nominated from school nurses and other professionals that engage regularly with children with serious health care issues.



Free Holiday Concert Featuring Jazz Pianist Craig Fahey

Presents

Free Holiday Concert

Featuring Local Firefighter/Jazz Pianist Craig Fahey

 

Grace Episcopal Church

106 Lowell Street

Manchester, NH

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

12:10 pm

 

Manchester, NH – The Manchester Community Music School is thrilled to present Jazz Pianist and faculty member Craig Fahey, as part of the Music’s on the Menu Free Concert Series.  This concert will take place at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm.

 

Bring your lunch and come and enjoy some fabulous holiday favorites, as Mr. Fahey performs jazzy impressions of the Charlie Brown Christmas, Carol of the Bells, My Favorite Things, as well as other seasonal classics. In addition to his musical pursuits, Mr. Fahey is also a local firefighter/AMET in Bedford and New Boston, NH.

 

The Music’s on the Menu Concert Series is sponsored by Manchester Community Music School, Grace Episcopal Church, Smyth Trust, New Hampshire State Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the Manchester Community Music School visit the website at www.mcmusicschool.org or call the Music School office at 603-644-4548.




Fred Marple presents humorous Guide to New England 3 Dec

NEW BOSTON - Fred Marple presents humorous Guide to New England, Dec. 3 in New Boston


The Community Church of New Boston presents Yankee humorist Fred Marple’s “Guide to New England (for Locals and People from Away)” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm as a benefit for the church Helping Hand Fund.


The Guide to New England is a look at the way we Yankees dress, eat, talk, and behave,” says Fred Marple. “There are a lot of things that seem to confuse outsiders, and even make us scratch our own heads at time.


Fred will explain life in a small town where everyone knows your business--often before you do--and the people who live in those towns, from the cheapskate native to the affluent transplant. He’ll discuss Yankee food--including why we think baked beans and vegetables boiled with a piece of corned beef are examples of haute cuisine--and he’ll examine Yankee fashion, from the ever-present flannel to rummage sale ensembles. He’ll discuss our love affair with old houses, which persists despite bats in the attic and wiring possibly  .....READ MORE and RESERVE YOUR SEAT....




7 Cheerleaders, 7 awesome teenagers, smiles, laughter, hugs and giggles all head to Disney

“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.” 

Emma Thompson


This statement fiercely applies to an amazing group of cheerleaders and teen buddies from the Manchester Eagles Organization. From a team that started with only 1 Challenger athlete who ended up being placed on another team due to not being enough to make a team, the Challengers team has grown to include 7 cheerleaders (disabilities that include Canavan Disease, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis and on), and 7 awesome teenagers that buddy up with the Challengers. Smiles and laughter, hugs and giggles, this team has a heart like nothing experienced before.


The Manchester Eagles Challengers team is the first ever New Hampshire Pop Warner challengers program, and the first challengers team to represent New Hampshire Pop Warner at the .....PLEASE READ THE FULL  STORY and view more still IMAGES.....


We have a go fund me link set up to donate to these beautiful children for an opportunity of a lifetime. It can be accessed at http://www.gofundme.com/mepwchallengers

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to make our cheerleaders dream, our parents dream, OUR dream, a reality. One Team, One Soul, One Dream, One Goal.



THE GRANITE YMCA OPENS ITS DOORS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY

Free Weekend of Fun November 23-27


Manchester, NH-    (November 14, 2016) The Granite YMCA strives to enhance the quality of life in the surrounding communities by helping individuals, children, and families improve their health and well-being. From Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, The Granite YMCA will open its doors for facility members to bring guests for a free weekend of fun. Community and non-members are invited to use any of the five locations of The Granite YMCA by contributing a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the Y Reach Out for Youth and Families Program.


The Granite YMCA locations include:

The YMCA of Strafford County, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.332.7334.


The YMCA of the Seacoast, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, NH. For more information, stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.431.2334.


The YMCA of Greater Londonderry, 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.437.9622.


The YMCA of Downtown Manchester, 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.623.3558.


The YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, NH. For more information, please stop by the Welcome Center or call 603.497.4663


At the community open house, guests will be able to enjoy group.....READ MORE....




Congregational Church of Goffstown Welcomes New Pastor

Rev. Mark Kraines 

Goffstown , N H, November 14, 2016 : The Congregational Church of Goffstown is blessed to welcome Rev. Mark Kraines. Pastor Mark comes to us from First Parish Congregational Church in Lebanon ME where he has been sharing the love of God as the Pastor for the past 8 years. As strong believers in being part of the community, he and his wife Kelley are looking forward to moving to the area. Their 26 years of marriage have, and continue to be, centered on Jesus Christ; serving as solid role models for their 3 adult children. His hobbies include hiking, coaching baseball and construction work.  A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, for more than 25 years Pastor Mark has been pursuing his calling of developing lifelong Disciples of Christ who will advance the Kingdom of God through the local church. Growing up in a Christian home he was very familiar with religion but it was in college when he truly began making decisions based on  ....READ MORE...



LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Mast / Wallace Road Round-a-Bout

12 November 2016


Dear Goffstown,

 

The committee that decided to build the R 114 rotary in Goffstown should be ashamed of themselves.

 

The Rotary is a nuisance and inconveniences 100’s if not 1000’s of commuters daily.

 

I consider its construction an act of negligence by the town and it should be removed immediately

and replaced with a traffic light. It is 2016 , NO ONE with a Civil Engineering Degree would ever would

suggest building a rotary in this day and age. 

 

Mr. Albert Della Volpe

32 year resident of Weare NH



School District Community members encouraged to submit nominations for the Cornerstone Award and the Dream Keeper Award
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11 School St., Goffstown, NH 03045 Tel: (603) 497-4818
Fax: (603) 497-8425
For Immediate Release

Contact:
Dian McCarthy, Goffstown School Board Chair
Brian Balke, Superintendent of Schools

November 9, 2016

Each year, the Goffstown School District seeks to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to support student learning and superior education in our community. This recognition is represented in two different awards: The Cornerstone Award and the Dream Keeper Award. Members of the school district community are invited to make nominations for these awards.

The Cornerstone Award recognizes a staff or community member working within our schools who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in support of student learning....READ MORE and access award forms....



Franklin Opera House Entertainment

Festival of Trees 2 - 4 December 2016


Kick start the Holiday Season at the Historic Franklin Opera House by attending the Festival of Trees  (2 - 4 December) fundraising event that supports our mission to be the resource for distinctive, quality arts, entertainment and enrichment for all members of the Franklin Community and surrounding areas.


If you’ve never visited The Franklin Opera House take advantage of this opportunity to experience the majestic ambiance of the theater.  For the festival, the Opera house will be energized with Holiday Spirit and jam-packed with dazzling full size and table top Christmas trees, magnificent wreaths, festive gift baskets and other items of the Christmas mode.  All items are generously donated by local individuals, families, businesses and organizations. There will be entertainment for your enjoyment as you view the raffle Sinatra!


Sunday 4 December, 10am - 2pm ~ Entertainment: Amanda McCarthy, Award winning, multi genre singer/songwriter, 12pm.  .....READ MORE and review other performances scheduled.....



Silver Birch 4H Club of Dunbarton member achievements and officers sworn in


DUNBARTON - October 14th Silver Birch 4H Club of Dunbarton met to recognize member achievements and acknowledge leaders and the number of  years they have been in the club.  New members were welcomed and this year’s officers were sworn in.


Officers sworn in were:   President Elizabeth Hanson Vice President Lydia Ohman,   Secretary Fallon Labrecque, Treasurer Rebecca Klements, and Reporters Nicole Bullis and Montana Pouliot.

Pictured are Elizabeth Hanson, Lydia Ohman, Fallon Labrecque, Rebecca Klements, and Nicole Bullis.  Missing is Montana Pouliot,  and   David West who serves on the board of directors for the 4-H Foundation of Merrimack County.




Goffstown Arrest Warrant nets Matthew Dube for Indecent Exposure


GOFFSTOWN – 21 October 2016:  On September 19th, 2016 at approximately 3:04PM, the Goffstown Police Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Route 114 Bypass near the Bedford town line following a school bus.  The calling party reported that they were on the bus headed to an athletic event in Goffstown and were being followed by a male driver who appeared to be exposing himself.

Goffstown Police were dispatched to the area and spoke to several students on the bus who witnessed what they described as a pant less male subject operating a vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen turning onto Saint Anselm Drive from Route 114 Bypass while the bus, from different community turned onto Shirley Hill Road. 

Goffstown Police were able to locate the vehicle and the operator and are continuing their investigation.  At this point, the staff from the visiting school and the Goffstown SAU is aware of the incident.  Anyone with information regarding this is asked to call the Goffstown Police Department at (603) 497-4858.

 

Indecent Exposure Arrest

10/19/2016

Goffstown – In response to the September 19th, 2016 Indecent Exposure incident, a thorough investigation was conducted that led to an arrest warrant being issued on September 30th, 2016 for:


Matthew Dube

21 Years Old

Lawrence, MA

 

Mr. Dube was arrested by the Goffstown Police Department on October 17th, 2016 and was held on $5,000.00 Cash Bail with a Probable Cause Hearing set for October 27th, 2016 at the 9th Circuit District Court – Goffstown. 

Mr. Dube was charged with Indecent Exposure, a Class B Felony. 




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