Purchase To Go Before Town Meeting In March
Barnstead Historical Society, at its special meeting on Jan. 10, voted
to put the Pinkham Property Purchase for a vote at the Town Meeting in
discussion at a well attended meeting, moderator Ken Burt, co-chair of
the future planning committee, called for a vote, which passed by a
vote was taken on a motion to prepare the necessary warrant articles for
Town Meeting, for the purchase, including use of money in the Barnstead
Historical Society’s Building Capital Reserve fund. This motion also
Representatives from the Pinkham family in attendance, Alan Pinkham and
Mary Ellen (Pinkham) Langer agreed to reduce the purchase price for the
benefit of the Town.
Property is located at 96 South Barnstead Rd and includes a 1859 Cape
with many improvements, attached shed and large barn with attached
garage on 1.17 acres. This property, with 203 feet frontage, is
contiguous with Town property next to the Bandstand and Center Fire
Roscoe W. Tasker Sr.
Tasker Sr. 84, of Beauty Hill Road, died January 5th at his son’s home
on Evans Mountain Road following a long illness. He was born in
Strafford the son of Harold and Mae (Wheeler) Tasker and had lived in
the Barnstead area all his life. He was a farmer and a self employed
contractor. He was a longtime member of the Barnstead Fire Dept. Parade
Co. #1 and had served as Fire Chief for over 15 years. He also was a NH
Fire Warden. He was a member of the Grange, the NRA, and was a member
and past President and Trail Master of the Suncook Valley Snow Riders.
He was a longtime member of the NH National Guard.
survived by his wife of 59 years Janet (Tuttle) Tasker, a son Roscoe
W. “Rocky” Tasker Jr. and wife Gail of Strafford, a daughter Roxann
Krause and husband George “Rusty” Krause II, of Barnstead; six
grandchildren, Tiffany,and Danielle Krause, Kayla Severence, Meghan,
Bryan and Connor Tasker; three great grandchildren, Haylay Berry, Kai
Abel and Brayden Severence; two sisters, Evelyn Locke of Alton and M.
Edith Brown of Strafford; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Cornerstone VNA Hospice Program,
178 Farmington Road, Rochester, NH 03867. The Perkins and Pollard
Memorial Home, Pittsfield, is assisting with arrangements.
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