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Barnstead NH News

February 27, 2013

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Attention Barnstead Parents


BYBSA Baseball and Softball signups will be held on the following dates:


• Monday, March 4, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Oscar Foss Library


• Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School


• Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School


Anyone with questions about signups feel free to email [email protected]. Please bring back any uniforms you have from prior years. Thank you!





My name is Beth Drew.  I am running for the office of Selectman for the Town of Barnstead because I believe that I can offer a fresh perspective to the administration of the town.  My experience arises from my position as a working professional who is a property owner, a parent of students in our school system, a member of Barnstead Fire-Rescue, and the manager of a household who has to balance multiple and difficult budgetary decisions.  Every aspect of the operation of this town affects not only my family but every family in our community.  Knowing this, I am willing to work to ensure the administration of this town is as efficient as possible.


I believe that certain members of recent Boards of Selectmen have attempted to micro-manage the Town departments.  This has negatively impacted the current operations of the Board and has prohibited forward progress.  This must stop.  Egos and attitudes are not conducive to effective town management. The relationships between departments must be rebuilt on the foundations of trust, respect, and open communication. 


Like the majority of people, my family lives on a budget. We have needs that must be met before we can get our “wants”.  Barnstead’s finances are no different. While what is considered a “want” by one may be considered a “need” by another, the current situation in our Town goes beyond that simple premise.  Walls of animosity have been created and there is currently such a gridlock in this town that many elected officials are unwilling to listen with an open mind to the budgetary information being presented by Department Heads.  


It is time for the micro-management of our town to stop. It’s time for integrity and accountably.  I am willing to push for change. I ask for your support on March 12.


Bethany Drew



Eric Briscoe To Speak At CBCC In March


Center Barnstead Christian Church is pleased to welcome evangelist Eric Briscoe, Sunday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m.  Eric is the OAC/USA Director for the Open Air Campaigners ministry.


Eric grew up in Massachusetts and was saved at the age of 13 at Happy “T” Ranch in Rumney, New Hampshire. After graduating from Boston State College with degrees in Political Science and Math, Eric attended Word of Life School of Youth Ministries. During student days at Word of life, Eric was introduced to the Open Air Campaigners ministry. It was in the spring of 1982 that the Lord made it clear that he was to do the work of an evangelist. That year, he joined the OAC Philadelphia branch as an evangelist. Then, in 1986, he became the Boston Branch Director. An additional ministry came Eric’s way as he was appointed OAC/USA Field Director in 1991.


The mission of Open Air Campaigners is to take the gospel of Christ out from the church and into the public arena. Day in and day out you will find their evangelists proclaiming Christ on busy city sidewalks, in marketplaces, in parks, on college campuses, and in neighborhoods. Anywhere that people move and gather, you will find their pulpit.


Open Air Campaigners believe that local churches play a key role in fulfilling the work of God in the world. OAC seeks to enter into a partnership with local churches that want help in “jump-starting” their evangelistic ministries.  Eric and his wife Diane will bring their experience, strength and hope, as they share the gospel with all who will hear it. There are key groups of people that they wish to reach, however. One is children; this work is critical since the average American child today is not being reached by the church. Another key group consists of individuals who have come to America from counties that have little or no exposure to the gospel. 


Come join us and learn how you, too, can share your faith in the public square! The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall.  For further information contact the church at 269-8831.



Meet The Candidates


A reminder that Meet the Candidates Night will be held tonight, February 27th at the Barnstead Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.  The Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Center Barnstead is pleased to sponsor this event again this year.


All candidates for Town and School offices have been invited to attend and be on the panel. There are several different Town and School positions open this year. Come and talk with the candidates.  Bring along your questions and have a chance to hear the candidates speak on the issues.


There is parking at the Town Hall and also parking behind and beside the Library.


Please Note: There is no snow date for this program. If the weather conditions are so terrible that we cannot travel safely, then the program will be cancelled.



Barnstead Nighthawk Seniors News


The Nighthawk Seniors of Barnstead met at the Barnstead Town Hall on February 6, 2013 at 12 pm and enjoyed a delicious pot luck lunch. Please note: If the regular meeting is not held on the first Wednesday of the month due to inclement weather, we will skip that month entirely and meet the next month on the first Wednesday.


Following the business meeting, the members and guests enjoyed playing games. Our president, Christine Sanborn of Alton, displayed her plaque, which she received from the Alton Business Association on January 25th as she was selected and honored as the Alton Citizen of the Year. We were all very happy and proud of her.


Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12 pm at the Barnstead Town Hall. Two of our members will prepare a delicious corned beef dinner. The cost is $5 and members are asked to bring bread or dessert. A musical entertainment is planned. Please call Deb Fedorchak at 776-6899 by March 1st if you plan to attend.


The Nighthawk Seniors welcome new members. Dues are only $4 a year. For information, call Christine Sanborn, President at 875-2676




Barnstead Must Look To The Future To Preserve The Past


The Barnstead Historical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. It does not have a building, unlike our neighboring towns. The Society’s ‘future planning committee’ was formed in 2011 with Ken Burt and Ken Pitman as co-chairs. They saw a need for a space where we could carry out our mission; ‘to preserve and present Barnstead’s history. Also, people are reluctant to donate historically significant items until there is a place where they can be properly taken care of and, most importantly, where they can be exhibited to the public.


The people of Barnstead, now, have the opportunity to obtain a building for use by the Historical Society. It is the Pinkham property at 96 South Barnstead Road, and includes an 1859 Cape, attached shed and large barn/garage on 1.17 acres. This property has 203 ft. frontage and is contiguous with Town property, next to the Bandstand and Center Fire Station. 


The purchase of this property will be voted on at Town meeting: Article 4;  to purchase the Pinkham property and Article 5; to take $40,000 out of the ‘Historical Society building capital reserve. I think of the purchase of the Pinkham property as an investment which will grow many times over.    Barnstead citizens, ask yourself, is it worth 40 cents a thousand, this year only?


I, for one, am totally committed to supporting this project; the purchase, helping with the necessary renovations, to fundraising and to making the Barnstead Historical Society Museum and History Center a part of our Town.


I hope you will take a moment to consider voting Yes on Articles 4 and 5 at the Town Meeting on March 16th to preserve Barnstead’s history.


Thank you for your consideration,

Sandy Burt, 

Barnstead Historical 

Society Past President 




New Hampshire Students Named To Dean’s List At Southern New Hampshire University


The following students from New Hampshire have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.  To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.0-3.49    


Center Barnstead

Adam Lecain, AS Business Administration, Adam Lecain, BS Information Technology



Ashley Fosher, BS Sport Management



Sean Carlson, BS Business Administration, Sarah Carson, BA Creative Writing/English, Jacinta Guerreiro-Crocker, BA Law and Politics



Matthew Abbott, BS in Operations/Project Mgmt., Nikki Grunst, BS Justice Studies, Brian Ward, BS Business Administration



New Hampshire Students Named To President’s List At Southern New Hampshire University


The following students from New Hampshire have been named to the President’s List for the Fall 2012 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.5 -4.0.


Center Barnstead

Paul Pirozzo, BS Accounting/Finance



Alyssa Douglas, BA Psychology, Bryce Yeaton, BS Business Administration, Dennis O’Brien, BS Business Studies, James Kilian, BA Game Design and Development, Tammy Michael, AS Accounting



Brian Pearl, BS Information Technology



Rachel Stevens, BA Psychology



Nathan Thorsell, BS Business Administration





To my fellow Barnstead residents,

I am writing to encourage you to vote for Bruce Marriot for library trustee. Bruce has been a trusted and valuable member of the library board of trustees for some time and is running for another term. The board has begun some important work to guide the library into its next phase; his experience and knowledge will be critical in making the necessary transitions.  Please vote for Bruce on March 12.


I would also encourage you all to be sure to make time to go to the voting booth on Tuesday, March 12 to elect all of your town officials. It has been said all government is local and we have an opportunity and a right (some would even say a duty) to choose who those elected officials will be. If you are not sure who is running or what they hope to accomplish, come to the Town Hall on Wednesday, February 27 at 7PM to meet the candidates to hear their thoughts and to ask your questions. 


You also have a voice in how your tax dollars are spent by attending the Town and School District meetings. Hope to see you all there.


Suzanne Allison





Howard Foster Nichols


Howard Foster Nichols, 84, of Boston and Barnstead Parade, NH, died on Thursday, February 21st  at home after a long and full life.


He was born May 21, 1928 in Amesbury, Mass., the son of Harold Everett and Gladys Foster Nichols.  Fizz or Foster, as he was known to his friends, grew up in Needham, Mass. and graduated from Needham High School in 1946.


He graduated from Dartmouth College, class of 1950, and was commissioned that year as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.  He served mainly in the South China Sea throughout the Korean Conflict.


Howard began his professional career in 1954 at the Old Colony Trust Company, the trust affiliate of the First National Bank of Boston.  He earned his Masters of Business Administration  at Boston University and qualified later as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


He worked for the Bank of Boston for 35 years, chiefly as vice president with responsibility for managing closely-held companies for which the bank had a fiduciary responsibility.  He built long-lasting business relationships with a network of New England firms, many family-owned.  On retiring in 1989, Howard continued to serve as a director on the boards of Bemis and Doble Engineering, among others.


Nick, as he was also known, especially enjoyed gardening, skiing, photography, refurbishing old homes and furniture, and socializing within an extensive community of Dartmouth alumni and friends.


He is survived by his wife, Margery Pyne Nichols, of Barnstead Parade, New Hampshire and his three daughters and their families:  Lucy Prentiss Nichols, James Farquhar, and Benjamin Foster Nichols-Farquhar of Greenfield, New Hampshire; Nancy Jean Nichols, James McKim, and Andrew Nichols McKim and Katherine Gibson McKim of Goffstown, New Hampshire; and Sally Foster Nichols and Gerald Lemoine of Swans Island, Maine.  He is also survived by his first wife, Jean Edmands of Amherst, New Hampshire.


A Funeral Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Friday, March 1st at 7 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 5- 7 PM prior to the service. Interment will be private.


Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Dartmouth College c/o Dartmouth College Development, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755 or to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Head and Neck Oncology Department P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.



Dorothy Ann Constant 

August 23, 1949 -  February 12, 2013


Dorothy Ann Constant,  63, of Alton Bay, died February 12, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.


She was born August 23, 1949 in Belmont, MA, the daughter of Michael and Wilma (Richey) Drouin.


Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family at the family camp on Suncook Lake in Barnstead, NH. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun with her husband Guy, sister Wilma and cousin Janet. She also enjoyed her collection of gemstones and genealogy.


She enjoyed her lottery scratch tickets, “It has been rumored that the sweepstakes commission is going to have to lay off a few employees, due to a drop in sales.”


Survived by her husband of 42 years: Guy A. Constant, their three daughters; Nicole St. George of Pittsfield, Stacy Swain of Concord and Jenifer Constant of Barnstead, her grandchildren; Tyler, Willard, Michaela and David St. George, Michael, Steven and Jacob Gray and Ryan Swain; her sister Wilma Twinam of Jamestown, NY, also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Fred Drouin.


Services will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. 


Arrangements by Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, to express condolences, please visit:








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