Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K Road Race/Fun Walk
Barnstead Firefighters Association is pleased to announce its 7th
annual 5K Road Race and Fun Walk to start at the Barnstead Parade
grounds on August 18 at 9am.
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Barnstead
Pre-registration is $20 and must be received by August 14, 2018.
Registration forms are available at www.bfr06.com;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Call: 603-312-5648. Online registration is also available at
www.running4free.com. Race Day Registration is $25.
see you at the races!
Letter To The Editor
a bill to abolish the death penalty in NH, passed both the house and
the senate this past session, with bipartisan support, but was
vetoed by Gov. Sununu in June.
Senate and House will meet on September 13 to vote on whether to
override or sustain bills passed earlier this year, but vetoed by
the Governor. This requires a two-thirds majority in both
chambers or 16 votes in the Senate and two-thirds of however many
Representatives show up on the day of the vote.
pleased to see that my 2 representatives (Reps. Comtois and Howard)
voted yes on the repeal bill. Though I don’t get to say it often, I
thank them both and hope they will be there to vote to override the
veto. My senator James Grey, however, voted nay on SB 593. I urge
him to reconsider.
facts are that the death penalty kills innocent people, does not
deter crime, is extremely costly to taxpayers, unfairly targets the
poor and minorities, has failed victims’ families, and has rapidly
diminishing public support. The time has come to end the death
penalty. It is not justice.
see how your representative voted at
(search for SB 593). You can also find contact information there for
your senator and representatives – please call or email and urge
them to override the veto and repeal the death penalty. It is the
right thing to do.
on Saturday evening, August 18th from 6-8pm on the Barnstead Parade
Grounds for Swing and Concert music by the Windham Band. The Windham
Concert Band was established in May of 1997. The original eight
members quickly grew to over 40 members. The Band is a nonprofit
organization serving musicians in Windham, Derry, Londonderry and
surrounding communities. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join.
The Band rehearses weekly and performs 12 to 15 times per year
throughout southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Most
recently the Band performed at the Boston Band Festival in Faneuil
Hall. So bring your chairs and dancing shoes for some great music.
The Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be selling
refreshments. See you there!!
All Pie Bakers!
the Best Pie Baker in Barnstead? Want to support families
during the Christmas season? Enter your homemade pie in the
Pie Bake Off, hosted by Center Barnstead Christian Church, during
the End of Summer Block Party on August 25 at Oscar Foss Memorial
pre-register to enter a pie in the Pie Bake Off by going to
register in person at the Pie Table on August 25th from 11am to
filling must be completely homemade and must be at least an 8” pie.
We will have no ability to refrigerate the pies. Also, we
recommend you submit your pie in a disposable pie pan because no pie
pans will be returned. You will need to drop off the pie
between 11am and 12pm on August 25 at the Pie Table behind the
Library. We will judge the pies starting at 12pm and announce
the winner at 1pm. We have some exciting prizes lined up for the
1pm we will be selling the remaining pieces of pie (by donation)
with all proceeds going to our Christmas Gift Fund. We use
this fund to purchase gifts for families in Barnstead who need a
little extra support during the Christmas season and to send
shoeboxes packed with gifts overseas via Operation Christmas Child.
If you have any questions about the pie bake off, please call Center
Barnstead Christian Church at (603) 269-8831.
Foss Memorial Library News
Preschool Movie Matinee!
for a showing of “Oliver & Company” on Tuesday, August 21st at
11:00am. We will provide snacks and some comfy seating but extra
pillows and stuffies are always welcome!
join in the fun on Friday, August 24th at 6pm for an outdoor family
game night! We will have several outdoor games available and
individuals can also participate in a “HORSE” tournament on the
on August 25th beginning at 11am for our Summer Block Party and help
us say goodbye to summer with a bang! This event will offer
activities that include contra dancing with Dudley Laufman at noon,
yoga with Mary Ellen Shannon, hot dogs and burgers, a bake and used
book sale, games and activities for the kids and more! Summer
reading program participants will also be able to pick up awards and
prizes. Come spend some time celebrating summer and getting to know
your neighbors! We are still in need of volunteers for this event.
If you are interested in helping out with event activities, baking
or volunteering for the book sale you can sign up by calling
602-269-3900 or online at oscarfoss.org.
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.
To The Editor
at the voting record of Rep. Raymond Howard, Jr., I continue to find
instances where I would have voted differently. Besides his No
votes on the anti-hate crime resolution and on the high school
civics teaching and testing, he also voted No on a lead paint bill.
I am a Democrat, but view Mr. Howard’s votes on these issues as out
of line with the values of our community. It is for that
reason that I am running for NH House District 8, including Alton,
Barnstead, and Gilmanton.
lead paint bill, SB 247, requires blood testing for lead in all
children 2 and under. It also lowers the lead level that
triggers state testing of of lead in rental properties to determine
the possible need to remove hazards, and sets up a $6 million
program loan guarantee program for lead abatement.
lead paint bill passed the NH House 266 to 87, with considerable
bipartisan support. The importance of this bill to the health
of our children is underscored by the fact that New Hampshire
housing stock is among the oldest in the country, much of it built
before lead paint was banned in 1978. Tests done in 2014
showed a significant percentage of NH children to already have lead
is no safe level of lead in the blood. The effects of lead
poisoning include neurological damage often necessitating
special education at an added annual cost of $15,000. Adults
exposed to lead as children earn less and are more likely to engage
in criminal activity, with enormous costs to the community.
for the lead paint bill was the right thing to do, for NH children
of NH and for NH taxpayers. I would have voted “Yes;” Rep.
Howard voted “No.”