Letter To The Editor
excited to announce my run for school board. By way of introduction, my
husband and I moved to Barnstead in 2000. We have two daughters in the
fifth and first grades at BES. I am a paralegal at a Laconia law firm,
am actively involved in the BES PTO, and am in my third year with the
Barnstead Parks and Recreation Commission. Previously, I served four
years as a Girl Scout leader for my oldest daughter’s troop.
attend school board meetings at BES and PMHS. I enjoy watching the
process and learning first hand what’s happening in our schools and why.
Last year I began serving on the BES Space Needs Committee and the BES
Strategic Planning Committee. I see what’s going on at BES on a daily
basis, I receive the school communications and I know the staff members
and administration that interact with my children. It’s important to me
to be tuned in, and I will see that the parents’ perspective continues
to be represented on the board.
bring an open mind to all topics of discussion, and will fully inform
myself on the issues that come before the Board. As a fellow tax payer
I sympathize with the hardships that property tax increases impose. At
the same time, I consider education to be an investment. It is our duty
as parents and citizens to provide a quality education and the best
possible opportunities for our children. That said, I will do my best
to prioritize expenditures and weigh the cost vs. benefit of each
forward to serving our children and our town in this capacity. I
appreciate your support and look forward to meeting you at the polls on
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Foundation will be holding Tax-Aide sessions at the Oscar Foss Memorial
Library on Thursdays from 1pm-4pm starting on February 5th and running
through March. Representatives will be on site to answer questions and
to help you file your taxes. Call 211 to make an appointment.
non-perishable, unexpired food item to the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
during the month of February and have your fines forgiven! We will also
be accepting monetary donations and winter clothing items (coats, etc.),
all of which will be given to the Barnstead Food Pantry & Thrift Shop.
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more
information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday;
5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
Belknap County Republicans
Wednesday, February 11
County Republican Committee has announced that their next monthly
meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm at the
Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.
Presidential election activities already in full swing, one of the hot
topics to be discussed will be about the numerous Republicans who are
considering throwing their hats into the ring and the various events
that have already been scheduled with these Presidential hopefuls here
in New Hampshire.
Announcement of the guest speaker for the February 10 meeting is
pending; it’ll be posted on the Committee’s website,
County GOP meetings are open to ALL Republicans and like-minded
Independents. Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested in
having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the
meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:00 pm.
Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to please bring
a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food
information, please check their website at
www.BelknapCountyGOP.org, or send
an email to [email protected].
Meet On Tuesday, February 10
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has announced
that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at
6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook
Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.
Committee will provide an update regarding the various events featuring
potential Presidential candidates in New Hampshire, and discuss how to
get involved in the campaigns of your favorites. Announcement of the
BARC’G guest speaker for the February 10 meeting is pending; it’ll be
posted in the local daily newspapers and on the Committee’s website.
meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from
Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.
usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your
option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early
Committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup,
tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food
information, please send an email to
or [email protected].
Season, LLC, Brings A New Beginning To A Main Street Building
1890, the quaint, sage green building at 119 Main Street in Alton is
once again a store. Linda Sanders who operates Always in Season, LLC
there, purchased the building in July of 2014 and states that over the
years, the building was the site of a barber shop, doctor’s office,
pharmacy, a soda fountain, and offices for an oil company before being
vacant for a number of years. “Many people have come in to the store and
shared what they remember about it and they are happy that once again,
they can come inside.” The Always in Season, LLC store features locally
made products such as jams, soy candles, jewelry and quilts along with
antiques and a great selection of supplies for the fishing enthusiast
and is open 10:00 am – 5:30 pm everyday except Wednesday and Thursday.
Provencal passed away in November of 2014, AKA “Pops.” Arthur was
survived by many Brothers and Sisters.
He was a
good man and friend to many. Please join us as we celebrate the life
and times of Arthur Provencal.
In lieu of
flowers it has been requested that donations be made to the Center
Barnstead Christian Church.
Barnstead Christian Church will be hosting the funeral for Arthur
Provencal, Saturday Feb 7th at 2:00 pm. Some food and drinks will be
served after the service downstairs in the Church.
further info please contact Center Barnstead Christian Church at