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Moultonborough Lions Club hosting Meet the Candidates Night on March 1

MOULTONBOROUGH — All candidates for Town and School District offices in Moultonborough have been invited to speak at Meet the Candidates Night 2015 to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Old Route 109. Jerry Hopkins, Town and School District Moderator, will serve as moderator for Meet the Candidates Night.

Each candidate will be given an opportunity to express his/her reasons for running, address their qualifications, and comment on any specific issues that concern them. After all the candidates for Town or School District office have presented, there will be time for questions from the audience.

On the Town ballot, there are five candidates (John R. Anderson, Josh Bartlett, Jean Beadle, Chuck Connell and Kelly Marsh) running for two (2) three-year seats on the Select Board. There are two candidates (Amanda Bergquist and Laura Hilliard) running for one (1) three year position as Treasurer. There are three candidates (Robert St. Peter, Timothy Tinel and Robert W. Zewski) running for two (2) three-year seats on the Zoning Board.

Also on the Town Ballot, the following candidates are running unopposed: Scott Kinmond (Highway Agent for 3 years), Paul Daisy (Trustee of Trust Funds for 3 years), Meg Greenbaum and Carol Bamberry (Library Trustees for 3 years), Kevin D. Quinlan and Joanne M. Farnham (Planning Board Members for 3 years), and Edward J. Charest (Planning Board Member for 1 year).

On the School District ballot, one candidate (Kathy Garry) is running for one (1) three-year seat on the School Board. Also running unopposed on the School District Ballot for three-year terms are Julie Velie (School District Clerk), Harry Blood (School District Moderator) and John Fullerton (School District Treasurer).

Moderator Hopkins will also allow those present to speak in favor of or against petitioned warrant articles that may appear on either the Town or School District warrants.

All residents are invited to attend this event designed to give candidates an opportunity to express their views, and most importantly, give residents an opportunity to ask questions of candidates. Coffee, water and desserts prepared by members of the Moultonborough PTA will be available for all in attendance. The snow date for Meet the Candidates is Sunday, March 8.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:28

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Plymouth police officer, Wolfeboro firefighter to play in annual ‘Battle of the Badges’ hockey game

MANCHESTER — "Team Police" and "Team Fire" have been selected for the 8th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges
Hockey Championship. This event, to be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday, April 11, benefits the
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).
Representatives of police and fire departments from communities around New Hampshire and Vermont will bring their hockey skills to the ice in this exciting game of good vs. good. Plymouth Police Officer, Derek Newcomb, will join this year's battle and Wolfeboro Firefighter, Evan Turcotte, will play on Team Fire.
Team Fire will be led by player/coach Lieutenant Micky Drouin of the Dover Fire & Rescue and Team Police will be
coached by Lieutenant Pete Favreau of the NH Attorney General's Office and captained by Chris Plummer of the Dover Police Department. All three have played a lead role in the game since 2008.
Players dedicate themselves to several practices and a featured game in front of thousands of dedicated fans. Team
members pledge to raise $1,500 each to demonstrate their passion and support for CHaD's mission to serve the region's children. CHaD helps players connect with the cause behind the game by pairing them with "CHaD Buddies," young CHaD patients who serve as special guests at the game.

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Meredith Parks & Rec plans movie night

MEREDITH — In the midst of winter the Meredith Parks & Recreation Department is holding a Family Movie Night on Saturday February 21 at The Meredith Community Center. Doors will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7 pm. The movie is free and concessions such as popcorn, drinks, candy bars, chips etc. will be sold. We are planning on showing Boxtrolls as it is released a few days prior to this event.

With the huge blow up movie screen and surround sound – it feels like being in the theatre but better because you can bring blankets, chairs, sleeping bags and even come in your jammies with friends and family.


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White retires from Franklin VNA & Hospice Board of Directors

FRANKLIN — The Board of Directors of Franklin VNA & Hospice has announced the retirement of its current Executive Director, Jane White. Mrs. White has been the Director of the agency since January 2012 and her last day in that position will be February 27.
Jane came to Franklin VNA & Hospice in 2008 to help the prior, Executive Director, Carol Plumb, with staffing. She worked as a staff nurse, then transitioned to Education/Special Projects in 2009, and then Executive Director in 2012.
She arrived with prior home care experience, including as an Executive Director, hospital based staff and community education, and as a Professor of Nursing in the community college system. Jane has been a Registered Nurse for 40 years, having received her BSN from Rhode Island College and a Master's Degree in Education: Health Education and Wellness Management from Plymouth State University.
"I'm probably the only person to accept a position and give my retirement notice at the same time. My husband and I want to enjoy the "go-go" years and the "slow-go" years before we get to the "no-go" years."
White says "We've really built a strong group of professionals who are able to work together as a productive team and we are dedicated to providing quality care to this community, as is our mission. I knew I could help to transition this agency in light of the recent changes in home health care. I am pleased to have been a part of this dedicated organization."
Under her leadership, and with the help of the Board of Directors, the agency has become one of the most financially stable small non-profit VNAs in the state during a time of repeated government cutbacks on home health payments. Sally Jones, president of the board, says "Jane has done a great job here. She has always been professional, dedicated, hard-working and a great people manager. She will definitely be missed by both staff and members of the Board."
Franklin VNA & Hospice is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1945 to serve the home health care needs of the community. Services offered include skilled medical and non-medical home health and hospice care to residents of Andover, Belmont, Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Hill, Northfield, Sanbornton, Salisbury, Tilton, Webster and surrounding towns, as requested.
For more information, call Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:11

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