Barnstead NH News

January 3, 2018




The Prospect Mountain High School Class of 2020 is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser. All collected shoes will be delivered to developing countries, such as Ghana, Bolivia, and Haiti. These shoes are sold at significantly lower prices and create working opportunities.


The sophomore class is profited with every pair of donated shoes. Our goal is to collect 300 bags of 25 pairs each. Shoes must be wearable and have no holes.


Please donate in any of our white cardboard donation boxes stationed at the Alton Town Hall, the Barnstead Town Hall, or in the reception area at PMHS. The fundraiser is currently taking place and will run through January 20th.


Please spread the word around the community. All donations are helpful and are greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact with any question or concerns.



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The Boy Scouts from Barnstead Troop 43 are doing a Christmas Tree Disposal on January 13, 2018. We will be accepting trees for disposal at the drop off site between 9 AM and Noon. The drop off location will be at the intersection of Route 107 and Garland Road just before the Gilmanton Town Line. Donations will be accepted but not required.



Congressional District 1 Democratic Candidate Mindi Messmer to Speak


January’s meeting will feature NH Representative Mindi Messmer. Representative Messmer is a candidate for the 2018 Democratic nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Carol Shea Porter. She is best known for her legislative and advocacy work on cancer clusters in New Hampshire. She has run a small environmental consulting business for 20 years.


The guest speaker will be followed by action items and community organizing.


This meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton will be held on Monday, 1/8 at the Barnstead Town Hall at 108 South Barnstead Road in Barnstead. Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm. 


The meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged but not required. If you have any questions, email



Letter To The Editor

What A Celebration!


The other night, there was a massive ear-splitting cheer that was heard coming from the Koch brothers, the Real Estate Moguls, including Trump and his family, the Corporate CEOs, the Bankers, the Stock Brokers, and the rest of the other Ten-Percenters.


The best government that Big Money could buy finally delivered the payback that their campaign contributors were guaranteed.  I’m sure the champagne was flowing as the Corrupted Republicans worked the room patting each other on the back, while planning their next deception.


The rest of we Ninety-Percenters were tossed the crumbs in an effort to appease “The Working Class” with a paltry sum that will be rolled-back by 2026.  And best of all, we got the old “Trickle Down” trick that has never worked, and never will.  


Oh yes, we also received a $1,500,000,000,000 addition to the National Debt that we Ninety-Percenters, and our children, will now be asked to pay, with interest.


When the Corrupted Republicans return to the Washington Cesspool after the first of the year, they will start crying over deficit spending, the ever-increasing costs of healthcare, and “Entitlement Programs” that “The Working Class” paid taxes for, and are relying on, in order to avoid a life of poverty and bankruptcy when they get older or disabled.  It will be the first things they attack on their New Year Agenda.


November 6, 2018 is fast approaching.  Let’s get together and give these Corrupted Republicans a “Pink Slip” before they destroy our country.


Ronald P. Blais

Center Barnstead













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