Barnstead Historical will be meeting on June 28, 2018, at the
Barnstead Town Hall, at 6PM for a” Pot Luck Supper” follow by a
business meeting at 7PM. Included on the agenda is possible
activities for this summer. Bring your ideas!
keep History alive in Barnstead! All are welcome. For information
Congratulations to Rebecca Ray, of Center Barnstead who graduated
with a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration/Marketing-Communication/Advertising from Western New
England University during the Saturday, May 19, 2018 commencement
Summer Concert Series will start July 7th at 6pm-8pm at the
Barnstead Parade Grounds. We are very excited with wonderful new and
repeat groups. We will have flyers and schedules available soon,
sprinkling of our new musician’s will be: “Wheel House,” Jordon
Tirrell-Wysocki, “Windham Community Band,” “North River Band” --
coming back favorites— “Rockin Daddio’s” and Chis Bonoli.” We
look forward to seeing you!!!
Letter To The Editor
running for state representative in Belknap County District 8, which
includes Alton (where I live), Barnstead, and Gilmanton. In
the weeks between now and the general election of November 6, I will
be talking with voters and potential voters in these 3 towns to get
input on what issues within the county and at the state level need
attention. And I will be offering my views on many of the
issues that have arisen in the past few years, to let the people of
this District know how my votes would have differed from those of my
recent example of our difference is on House Concurrent Resolution
13, a symbolic legislative statement condemning hate crimes and
racism. This strong bipartisan resolution, a measure that did
not cost the taxpayers a dime, passed the NH House on February 15,
2018 by a 234 to 69 vote. In other words, it was supported by
the vast majority of both Republicans and Democrats. My
opponent voted against it. I would have stood with the
majority in voting in favor.
during the election cycle is to keep the tone of my campaign
informational and civil, even while pointing out policy differences
between myself and my opponent. While I hope to speak with as
many of you as I can in person, I will also use social media as a
platform for communicating and discussing my positions on issues
with all of you. Through this process, I hope to earn your
support and the honor of representing you in the NH House of
Representatives and in the Belknap County Convention.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Reading Kick Off!
Our Summer Reading kick off was a huge success! The Magic
by George performance at Barnstead Elementary School on June 7th was
fantastic and wonderfully interactive. Children in grades 1-6,
staff, and community guests all enjoyed the amazing tricks and
comedy of the show. This event is sponsored by the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library, including funds provided by a KBA grant. Funding
for this Kid’s Books & Arts event is provided by the Jack & Dorothy
Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is
supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds
administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute
of Museum & Library Services.
Summer Reading at the Library!
Registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!”
will begin July 6th and will continue throughout the program. The
program will run from July 8th through August 18th, with weekly
activities planned for July and August. Our summer reading program
is for all ages and materials will be available for participants at
the library. There will be many raffles throughout the program, as
well as prizes and awards for individuals who complete the program.
Participants can register online or at the library beginning July
6th and start logging books July 8th. Check the events calendar on
our website for activities or pick up a printed copy at the library.
Please contact the library with any questions about the program.
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.
Democratic Candidate Series Continues In Gilmanton
local Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to attend
July’s meeting in the continuing series focusing on November’s
mid-term elections. Molly Kelly, Gubernatorial Candidate, and Chris
Pappas, Congressional District 1 Candidate, will speak at the July
meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and
Kelly served as a NH State Senator from Keene for five terms. While
serving in the Senate, she stood up for public education, jobs and
skills training, women’s rights, marriage equality, and common sense
gun safety measures. Since leaving office in 2016, Molly has
facilitated forums for the Center for Civic Engagement addressing
challenges facing the community. Kelly wants to focus on workforce
development and improve NH’s education system. Molly believes she
learned an important lesson growing up in a large family: if one is
to succeed, then all must succeed.
Pappas was born and raised in Manchester where he attended public
schools. He is a small business owner and community leader. He
served as a State Representative for two terms beginning in 2002.
Since 2013, Chris has represented District 4 on the NH Executive
Council, where he took action to secure funding for substance abuse,
prevention, treatment, and recovery programs, provide support for
law enforcement and extend insurance coverage for substance abuse
treatment. When he’s not serving his constituents or restaurant
patrons, Chris is deeply involved in the local community and is an
active member of several non-profit boards.
guest speaker will be followed by actions items and community
organizing. These monthly meetings give you the opportunity to learn
about local and state political issues and how you can participate
in making a difference. You will share the evening with
like-minded individuals and have the chance to express your opinions
June meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday July 2nd at 6:30 pm
will be held at Wagner Barn, 63 French Road in Gilmanton. Come
for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.
meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton
who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats
or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged
but not required. For more information, email
visit the “Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook page.
This communication does not infer an endorsement or favorability of
any kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in
competitive primary contests.