escalating costs for disposal of trash and construction debris, the
District Committee has voted to increase the scale fee to $0.10 per
pound, effective July 1, 2018.
who does not separate their refuse under the mandatory recycling
guidelines, MUST pay for disposal at the facility regardless if you
are a resident or property owner in the District. The same
applies to construction debris. This policy has been in effect
since January of 1991. **********************
Recycling markets worldwide are in crisis and it is getting harder
and harder to sell an acceptable load for shipment. Some loads we
are paying to ship to market. This has had a very negative
impact to our budget. More and more recyclable materials are
going back into the trash purely because we cannot sell them, the
cost to ship them is too high or we do not have enough room to store
them indefinitely. On the other side of the issue, New
Hampshire is running out of landfill space to bury all this trash.
The committee is actively exploring options to secure the shipment
and movement of all our waste and recyclables.
put up a stink – tell us what you think!
BCEP Solid Waste District Committee is hosting an informal survey to
gather input on changing hours of operation. We would like to
know if opening earlier by one hour each day would be helpful or
remaining open later one evening during the week would be more
beneficial. Evening hours would only be available from April
1st – Columbus Day weekend. Please call 435-6237 or email
Foss Memorial Library News
Understanding Bobcats in NH
at the library on June 21st at 6:00pm for a presentation on bobcats
in New Hampshire. Increased sightings and captures of bobcats in the
past 10 years or so suggest that they are becoming more abundant in
NH. Learn about the natural history, related research and management
activities in NH for North America’s most common wildcat. A Fish and
Wildlife Steward from NH Fish and Game will help us learn more about
this important predator.
creative at the library on June 14th! Craft Meetup is held every 2nd
Thursday from 6pm-8pm at the library. Bring your crafts to the
library to work on in a group! We will provide refreshments and some
supplies (including our Cricut machine), you provide the creativity!
Danielle will be available to help out with any crafting questions,
and library staff will also be happy to help you find a crafting
book on the subject of your choice.
& Eat- Saturday Book Brunch
at the library on June 16th from 10:30am to 12:30pm for our Saturday
Book Brunch! Come see what books are new at the library and give
recommendations for some of your favorites. Our book brunch is held
monthly on every third Saturday. Refreshments will be served.
Preschool Movie Matinee
for a showing of “Dumbo” on Tuesday, June 19th at 11:00am. Children
up through age 5 are welcome. We will provide snacks and some comfy
seating but extra pillows and stuffies are always welcome.
gaming? Want to challenge your friends and neighbors? Come to the
library for Game Night on the fourth Friday of each month at 6:00pm
for some free family fun! Our WiiU will be available to play on the
large screen TV, we also have several kindles and laptops for use,
or you can feel free to bring your own games and technology along.
We will also have card games like Exploding Kittens and Superfight
available for use! Light Refreshments will be served.
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.
University of New Hampshire Announces May 2018 Graduates
following local students graduated from the University of New
Hampshire in May 2018. Students who received the honor of summa cum
laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0; students who received the
honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and
students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of
3.50-3.64. Students are only graduated after the Registrar’s Office
has certified that all degree requirements have been successfully
completed. Participating in the commencement ceremony is the act of
honoring and celebrating academic achievement.
Cassandra Russell of Barnstead - BA in Chemistry
Mousseau of Center Barnstead - BS in Economics
Shaw of Center Barnstead - BA in German Magna Cum Laude
Guptill of Center Barnstead - BS in Wildlife&Conservation Biology
Hennessey of Center Barnstead - BA in Political Science
Carter of Center Barnstead - BS in Nursing Cum Laude
Stohlberg of Center Barnstead - BSME in Mechanical Engineering
Samantha White of Gilmanton - BA in English
MacAllister of Chichester - AAS in Veterinary Technology
Samantha Corwin of Northwood - BA in Theatre:Youth Drama Magna Cum
Samantha Pollari of Northwood - MED in Secondary Education
Rhodes of Northwood - BS in Animal Science
Nicholas Derocher of Northwood - BS in Kin:Health&Physical Education
Mele of Northwood, NH - AAS in Civil Technology
Anatone of Northwood - BSCIVE in Civil Engineering
Gilbert of Pittsfield - MA in English: Language & Linguistics
Reading Program Kickoff Event
Library, Strafford July 12, 2018
– bring your own picnic and purchase dessert from our fund-raising
– Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals will perform
Hill Library will have a 6 week summer program from July 12 through
August 23. Children are encouraged to sign up at the library or on
our website, HillLibrary.org. There will be weekly crafts,
activities, and movies throughout the program. Children who come
into the library can enter to win prizes every week. Prizes have
been donated by Chucksters, Clemento’s Pizza, The Children’s
Museum, Target, WalMart, Hilltop Fun Center, and Cooper Hill
Pizzeria. Sign up today and join us for the kickoff on 7/12.
Questions? 603-664-2800 or
VNA Offers Summer Grief Support Groups & Arts Workshops
summer, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will offer adult
bereavement support groups in Wolfeboro and Laconia along with
expressive arts workshops for individuals and families of all ages.
“Living with Grief” support groups are open to adults who are
grieving the loss of loved ones. Each group will meet for 1 ½
hour sessions for 7 consecutive weeks. One group will meet in
Wolfeboro on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:30pm starting on June
19 and ending July 31. The other group will meet in Laconia on
Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:30pm starting on June 21 and
ending August 9.
groups offer adults the opportunity to learn about the grief
process, to discuss ways of coping with loss, and to gain the
support of others in a safe and caring environment. Although
grief is a unique experience through which each person finds their
own path, there are common threads we all share.
Participants tells us it takes courage to come to a group,
acknowledging that due to their loss they are now “members of a club
that they never wanted to be a part of.” And yet within this
pain, they describe how nourishing and healing it is to be with
caring others whose lives have also been changed by loss.
everyone grieves out loud or in words, and many children, teens,
adults, and families of all ages have found that they experience and
express their grief through art, music, nature, poetry, or other
creative paths that connect the body, heart, and mind.
this summer Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will again offer our
“Expressive Arts Studio” workshops for people of all ages with
guidance from local potters, authors, painters, musicians,
metalworkers, anglers, woodworkers, and farmers. At each
session participants have an opportunity to explore one or several
activities to remember and celebrate loved ones.
“Expressive Arts Studio” workshops will take place in Laconia from
6:00 – 8:00pm on Thursday, June 28 and Thursday, July 26. You
are welcome to come to one or both and to come with family/friends
or on your own. All materials are provided. Youth under
18 must be accompanied by an adult.
register or for location details and more information about any of
these programs, please contact Dan Kusch, Bereavement Care
Coordinator at Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice at 1-800-244-8549
or firstname.lastname@example.org .
This program, as with all Central VNA offerings, is free and open to
To The Editor
18th Barnstead holds a Special SAU #86 Town Meeting to vote on
increases in the Salary/Benefit packages for BEA and PMHS. The
overall package reduces the original three-year collective
bargaining agreement by 9.5% for BEA and 0.4% for PMHS.
Warrant Articles are approved the Tax implication for 2018-2019 will
raise taxes by 33 cents per thousand, but by the third year, the
total tax implication will be $1.25 per thousand. Please note,
from 2014 to 2017 the national cost of living increase per year was
1.1% or 4.4% over four years, while the BEA received what was equal
to nearly a 14% increase in salary/benefits over the same period.
say that you received anywhere near a 14% increase in pay/benefits
in the last four years? Apparently, BEA and PMHS ignored the vote
last March. If you add in the cumulative increases being asked
for, that will equal a 23% increase from 2014 – 2021. Wow!
This, of course, does not include the 9% increase in the overall
operating budget or the other school related warrant articles that
have also been approved over the last four years or future unknown
and four percent increases, year after year after year is not
sustainable. Overall, Barnstead taxes have increased by 24% in
the last four years, and 75% is attributable to funding our schools.
School costs have spiraled out of control while funding from Concord
and Washington continues to shrink. Enough is Enough! I
urge you to Vote NO on June 18th and to write your elected
officials, demanding more funding for our schools so we don’t
continue to bear the unfair tax burden and we can vote in the
affirmative for reasonable increases to education funding.