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Vote Of The District Committee
To The Editor
wrong with our local representatives? On February 15, 2018,
the New Hampshire House passed a broad resolution against hate
crimes by an overwhelming majority. The resolution had
bipartisan sponsorship and the vote was 234 in favor, and 69
against. Nevertheless, when we look to our two local
representatives, Barbara Comtois and Raymond Howard, we see that
they both voted against it. Belknap County is making a name for
itself as the only county in New Hampshire that voted against a
resolution denouncing hate crimes. Representatives Comtois and
Howard, and eight other Republican members of our county delegation
can take full credit for embarrassing us all (and the two
Republicans who voted in favor).
should be noted that the resolution was a symbolic gesture that
involved no cost to the taxpayers. All it did was signal that
New Hampshire condemns the hate crimes that have become so common.
It was a way of saying we are better than that. How sad it is
that Representatives Comtois and Howard feel otherwise, and could
not find it in their hearts to make even this small gesture.
Foss Memorial Library News
Preschool Movie Matinee!
for a showing of “Ferdinand” on Tuesday, April 17th @ 11:00am.
Children up through age 5 are welcome. We will provide snacks and
some comfy seating but extra pillows and stuffies are always
at the library on April 19th at 6:00pm and learn how to make a
zippered pouch! Danielle will teach the basics of inserting a zipper
and creating a makeup or pencil pouch. If you have your own sewing
machine, please bring it along. You will also have the option of
learning to sew by hand. There is a minimal cost for supplies and
pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 and is due prior to the
workshop. Registration can be done online at
oscarfoss.org, or by calling 603-269-3900. This workshop is for
ages 12 and up.
is National Poetry Month! Come share your original poem or recite a
favorite poem at our Teen Poetry Slam. The first part of the evening
will be scheduled performers, with an open mic to follow.
Refreshments will be served. Poems must be submitted in advance to
Lindsey or Melissa. They can be dropped off at the library or
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Please add “Poetry Slam” to the subject line and be sure to include
your name and contact information. Contact us at 603-269-3900 with
any questions you may have.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about our programs or events. There is always
something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday:
12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
Of The Suncook River VRAP Training
LeGrow, President of the Friends of the Suncook River, testing the
water from the Suncook River.
join The Friends of the Suncook River for our VRAP training and
information session on Saturday, April 14 at 10 AM in Barnstead!
VRAP, Volunteer River Assessment Program, is run by the NH Dept. of
Environmental Services. It promotes awareness of water quality in
our streams and rivers. In this session, Andrea Hansen, from the
Dept. of Environmental Services, will show us the importance of
water monitoring and how we can help. We will learn how to use field
equipment to test water and report back to the State. Come join us!
Coffee and snacks will be provided. To learn more about the event
and the group, visit our Facebook page
http://facebook.com/friendsofsuncookriver. To learn more about
Barnstead School District
effort to comply with State and Federal Laws governing special
education, to maintain eligibility for Federal Funding, to engage in
sound long range planning and to provide evaluation and programming
where appropriate, the Barnstead School District is making a
conscientious effort to identify any potentially disabled
individuals residing within its jurisdiction.
of children up to 21 years of age who suspect that a child may be
educationally disabled, are invited to contact their special
education director. Assessments will be performed to determine if
children qualify for special education programs and services. Areas
to be screened will include hearing, vision, communication and motor
further information, parents should contact their local school and
ask to speak to the Special Education Secretary: Jackie Therrien,
Barnstead Elementary School, 269-5161 Ext. 304.
BARNSTEAD – Melanie H. Newton, 47, of Center Barnstead, passed away
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her family,
following a courageous battle with cancer.
December 23, 1970 in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late
Burton A. and Lena A. (Caron) Green.
worked for over 19 years for the Pittsfield Elementary School as a
Program Specialist. She had a passion for kids and it showed through
her work over the years. Spending time with family, traveling to the
beach, driving up the Kancamagus to see the leaves changing color,
or enjoying the sight of the fresh fallen snow on the trees; Melanie
never took these things for granted.
survived by her husband, Gary Newton of Center Barnstead with whom
she shared over 30 years, her son, Cody Newton of Center Barnstead,
her daughter, Amanda Newton of Center Barnstead; siblings, Dan Green
and his wife Jean Winfrey of Canterbury, David Green and his wife
Betty Jo of Loudon, Mark Green of Pittsfield, Dawn Green of
Northwood and Scott Day and his wife Melissa of Manchester,
mother-in-law, Linda (Divenuti) Rousseau of Concord as well as
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Melanie’s Life was held on Friday April 6th with a
brief service at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom. To
share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit