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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative request completed ballots by June 10

PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) have until Wednesday, June 10 at 4:30 p.m. to return their completed ballots for the four seats open on the board to NHEC headquarters in Plymouth. A postage-paid return envelope is included in the ballot mailing. Winners of the Board election will be announced at the 76th Annual Meeting of Members, to be held June 16 at Prospect Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University. All Co-op members are welcome to attend.

Four candidates are seeking election this year to four seats on the Co-op's 11-member Board of Directors. All four candidates were nominated by the NHEC Nominating Committee, which reviews the qualifications of each candidate and recommends those it feels would best contribute to the successful operation of the Cooperative. All candidates are required to be members of the Cooperative.

This year's candidates selected by the Nominating Committee include incumbent Board members Chuck Braxton of Meredith, Ken Colburn of Meredith, Sharon Davis of Campton and Dave Talbot of North Woodstock. NHEC members are receiving statements from the candidates in support of their candidacies along with a ballot.

Ballot counting will take place Thursday, June 11 at Co-op headquarters in Plymouth. Newly-elected Board members will be seated immediately following the Annual Meeting on June 16 and will serve three-year terms.

NHEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric distribution company serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:37

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Alton Bay Fire Station subject of historical society talk

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will be hosting a program by Fire Chief Scott Williams and Bob Witham on the history of the Alton Bay Fire Station from it's beginning as Alton Bay Hose Co. No.2 in 1894 to present on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the lower level of the Gilman Library.

The presentation will include some pictures and stories, such as how they dried the hoses by hanging them up through the ceiling into the attic and up into the hose tower. Alton Historical Society programs are always Free and open to the public. A brief business meeting will be held prior to the presentation and refreshments will be served following the program.

The Society's Museum, also on the lower level of the library, is open before and after the program and on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To learn more, visit altonhistoricalsociety.org or call Marty Cornelissen at 875-5456.

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Job fair to be held at Belknap Mall on May 19

BELMONT — NH Employment Security (NHES) is hosting the Laconia Job & Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belknap Mall located at 96 Daniel Webster Highway. Job seekers will have access to employers seeking candidates to fill positions in a broad range of industries, including hospitality, health care, finance, education and many more. A full list of participating employers will be available on the day of the event.

"New Hampshire Employment Security's Job and Resource Fairs, which connect New Hampshire's talented workers with employers looking to hire, are an important part of our efforts to expand middle class opportunity and keep our economy moving in the right direction, and I'd like to thank New Hampshire Employment Security and participating employers for working together to make this fair possible," Governor Hassan said.

According to New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis, "New Hampshire Employment Security is pleased to sponsor the Laconia Job and Resource Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to help the people of New Hampshire find new job opportunities and strengthen their resumes. I encourage all those seeking new employment, or better employment to attend the Laconia Job & Resource Fair"

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with many local companies that are hiring, who will be pre-screening candidates on the spot as well as taking resumes and applications. It also allows job seekers to network with employers and organizations obtain career information and gain experience speaking with prospective employers.

NHES provides free services, resources, and tools to assist both job seekers and employers with the entire job search process, hiring and employment needs. NHES has services available online and onsite to assist job seekers including an automated Job Match System, internet access, local papers, employment counseling, and career assessments, as well as, workshops on job searching, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

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Lecture on history of theater in Laconia on May 18

LACONIA – Judith Buswell will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society on Monday, May 18.

Buswell will present her lecture entitled "Standing Ovation – The History of Theater in Laconia." In addition to her presentation, those attending will have the rare opportunity to visit one of Laconia's most beautiful theaters as the Society has made arrangements to hold this monthly lecture program at the former Gardens Theater in downtown Laconia.

"The beauty of this theater is overwhelming," says LHMS Executive Director Brenda Kean "This is one of Laconia's hidden jewels."

The lecture program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Gardens Theater Auditorium – 634 Main St. Because the theater is not handicap-accessible, a second presentation of this program is scheduled for July 13 at 7 p.m. at The Taylor Community.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information about this lecture program, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org

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