Chairman Ken Ross-Raymond Present
Selectman Pete Ballou Present
Selectman Jim Hoyt Present
Town Administrator Margaret Warren Present
Municipal Assistant Jill Colardeau Present
Visitors: Steve Wheeler, Marcia Murphy, Sandy Miller, Bill MacDuffie, Gayle Landry.
Chairman Ross-Raymond opened the meeting at 6 PM.
Chairman Ross-Raymond congratulated Joe Landry on his retirement after 38 years with Unitil. He gave a big thank you to Joe for his help volunteering with the Christmas decorations over the years and providing a bucket truck for some of the projects in town.
September 4th - Board of Selectmen meeting 6 PM at Academy Hall - Public Notice RE: Broadband in Salisbury. Representatives from Consolidated Communications will discuss current & future broadband options/plans.
Please attend w/questions or concerns to resolve current issues with overall broadband speeds or coverage.
It’s that time for me. I have decided not to run for another term on the city council.
When I was elected six years ago, I had anticipated only serving two terms.
So before I do a post mortem of my time on the city council, it is important for me to tell you that I have been humbled by the trust you have placed in me and that it has been a privilege to represent you.
What follows are some of my thoughts on the city council and the city.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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