First in the Nation effort will provide digital access to Financial Literacy Tools
FRANKLIN, NH (AUGUST 13, 2019) – Franklin Savings Bank has joined a collaborative effort spearheaded by the National Collaborative for Digital Equity to assist low- to moderate-income communities with obtaining access to both digital broadband services and educational resources for students. Other members of the alliance include Sage Sustainable Electronics, Rosen Digital, and EBSCO Information Services. Initially, this venture will provide two computers and 25 subscriptions to financial literacy programs to Franklin High School, the first known use of a bank’s Community Reinvestment Act funding nationwide to support the refurbishment and donation of computers.
Developing our region’s child educator workforce development
CONCORD - The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs announced that NHTI was granted first-time accreditation of its Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. To earn and retain accreditation, programs must demonstrate a number of rigorous standards including curriculum development and field experiences for students. Diana Menard, Department Chair of Child and Family Studies shares that “achieving this accreditation helps demonstrate our important work in developing strong students to enter the Early Childhood field, which in turn supports working families and provides stability to employers around the state.”
What's two miles long and can be ready
Just in time for the long Labor Day Weekend?
In 2017, The Friends of the Concord Lake Sunapee Rail Trail started the project near Exit 7 of I-89 to connect the existing Stevens Rail Trail coming up from Contoocook to a future rail trail that will lead into Warner. A big part of this effort was building a connector around Knoxland Equipment and Nicom Coatings over to Old Warner Road. This project has had a total cost of $118,000 and we are in the LAST FEW FEET of making this section of trail open and available for the community.
Merrimack County Savings Bank Scholarship Recipients Announced
The winners of the annual Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) scholarships are preparing to enter college later this month.
Emma Conley is this year’s recipient of the William Hilton Community Service Award. Conley of Bow, is a 2019 graduate of Bow High School, and will attend the University of Tampa in Florida to study Marine Biology. The Service Award was established in honor of William Hilton, former Bank director, who was a staunch advocate of community service and inspired those around him to serve. Recipients must demonstrate the qualities of determination, willingness to serve, perseverance and outstanding character. Bow High School students interested in learning more about the award should contact their guidance office.
Brianna Hartofelis is this year’s recipient of the Robert E. Boucher Scholarship. Hartofelis of Penacook, is a 2010 graduate of Merrimack Valley High School and will attend the New York School of Interior Design this fall. Awarded jointly by the Merrimack and the Boucher Family, the Robert E. Boucher scholarship is presented every year to one deserving student who demonstrates determination, perseverance and outstanding character. Boucher, an advocate of community service, was known to inspire those around him to serve. Merrimack Valley High School students interested in the Robert E. Boucher Scholarship for 2020 should contact their guidance office.
11th Annual NHARNG Retiree Luncheon Date Set
The New Hampshire Army National Guard (NHARNG) 11th Annual Retiree Luncheon date has been set for Thursday, September 19, 2019 by the luncheon planning committee. The committee is made up of current and retired Army National Guard members. Our immediate goal is to notify all retired NHARNG members about this upcoming event. Retirees who have not attended prior luncheons or have relocated are urged to contact Command Sergeant Major (Ret) David Follansbee via e-mail: email@example.com or (603) 623-7757.
This year’s luncheon will be at the Joint Force Headquarters building on the State Military Reservation in Concord and will feature a briefing on the current status of the NHARNG as well as exhibits and displays of interest to retirees. A group photo is also planned. The luncheon fee is $7.00 at the door.
If you are an NHARNG retiree and plan to attend the luncheon you should RSVP no later than Friday, September 6th.
The planning committee asks if you know of someone who has retired from NHARNG to pass this information along.
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Today is day 32 without a state budget after Governor Sununu vetoed the legislature's compromise budget solely because he didn't get even more corporate tax breaks for large out-of-state businesses.
Last week, state agencies came to the legislative fiscal committee requesting emergency transfers to ensure that critical services were not interrupted. We approved multiple requests including the funding needed to keep our state parks open and funding for persons with developmental disabilities.
Over the past month we've heard from Granite Staters all across the state about the need for a state budget that works for everyone. Tomorrow, the legislature is holding the first of three public hearings on the effects of the continuing resolution. The hearings are open to the public and anyone who wishes to tell their story is welcome to speak. The details are below:
Tuesday, August 13th @ 10:00am
Topic: The effects of the continuing resolution on state departments and agencies other than Education and Health and Human Services
Location: Room 210-211 in the Legislative Office Building
Thursday, August 29th @ 10:00am
Topic: The effects of the continuing resolution on Education
Location: Room 210-211 in the Legislative Office Building
Please remember the truth of the words of Justice Brandeis: "The most important political office is that of private citizen." Not governor, not state senator, not state representative. Private citizen. Keep standing up and speaking out. We need you and your voice now, more than ever!
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu will join Agriculture Commissioner, Shawn Jasper and representatives of the New Hampshire Dairy Industry at Morrill Farm Dairy, in Penacook on August 7th for the signing into law of HB 476, the NH Dairy Premium Bill. The event will take place at 10 am and is open to the public. Morrill Farm Dairy is located at 33 Penacook Road in Penacook.
The purpose of the bill is to provide an avenue for the people of NH to show their support to NH dairy farmers by purchasing specially labeled milk at a fifty cents per gallon premium. The premium payments from milk sales will be collected from the milk processors by the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food which will make payments to New Hampshire dairy farmers. Premiums will be paid on milk in labeled containers sold in New Hampshire. All participating milk products will be identified with a program logo. Producers of New Hampshire dairy products other than fluid milk may also opt to participate in the program. The program will be overseen by a Dairy Premium Fund Board, established by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Once the bill is signed it is anticipated that the premium milk will be available before the end of this year.
For more information about the August 7th signing event, contact Gail McWilliam Jellie, NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food was established in 1913. Its mission is to support and promote agriculture and serve consumers and business for the benefit of the public health, environment and economy. For more information about the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food and its Divisions and programs, visit agriculture.nh.gov, or call 603-271-3551.
Governor Chris Sununu has proclaimed the week of August 4-10, 2019 as the 20th Annual New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Week. It coincides with the 2019 National Farmers’ Market Week and is part of celebrations happening across the country.
Governor Sununu has also proclaimed the month of August as New Hampshire Eat Local Month, the annual celebration of New Hampshire’s food and agricultural production. August is the peak of the summer growing season and when a large variety of foods are available. Farmers’ markets are a great representation of the diversity of NH products and Farmers’ Market Week is the perfect kick off to Eat Local Month.