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Highway department issues top agenda for Barnstead selectmen

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Board of Selectmen began its July 22 meeting with a highway department meeting, discussing matters at length with Road Agent Jim Doucette. Doucette informed the board the highway department was nearly finished with the work on Cold Bath Road. He assured the board his crew would be "off that road" by the end of the following week. He also informed the board of a letter he received from the state of New Hampshire informing of their intent to overlay parts of Route 126, which would include an area from Route 28 to the town line....more>

Julie Couch hired as BES Assistant Principal

Board also fills other vacancies

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead Elementary School Board met in the Barnstead Elementary School on July 22. The board began its agenda by reviewing recent nominations and positions to be filled. The first nomination reviewed was the acceptance of Julie Couch (who was present at the meeting) as new assistant principal. Next, Principal Tim Rice raised the subject of determining a new fifth grade special ed teacher. ...more>
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Taking a few shots for the first time in ages

NEW DURHAM — It was maybe Barry Conservation Camp in the late 1980s. Or maybe it was at Boy Scout camp in the early 1990s. However, no matter how you slice it, the last time I had fired a firearm of any sort was many, many years ago. However, while covering a women's firearm safety course at the Farmington Fish and Game Club in New Durham a few months back, club members asked if I'd be interested in doing some shooting myself. I informed them of my lack of experience and I suggested that if it was something we did, they might want to have an ambulance on hand for when I injured myself....more>
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