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Barnstead NH News

May 2, 2018

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Congressional Candidate Levi Sanders To Speak In Barnstead

Submitted By Evelyn A. Blais


Two speakers headline May’s meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats— Congressional District 1 candidate Levi Sanders and NH Representative Edie DesMarais. All local Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to attend this continuing series of meetings focusing on November’s mid-term elections.              


Sanders has spent the bulk of his career working as a Social Security benefits specialist and has worked as a part-time senior paralegal for a legal service program in the Boston area.  Levi advocates for Medicare-for-all, tuition-free public college, equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage to $15, sensible gun laws, and addressing the opiod epidemic.


NH Representative Edie DesMarais, recent special election winner in Wolfeboro, will join the group to talk about her success story and how it can shape the Tri-Town Democrats’ candidate strategy going forward.


The guest speakers will be followed by actions items and community organizing. These monthly meetings give you the opportunity to learn about local and state political issues and how you can participate in making a difference.  You will share the evening with like-minded individuals and have the chance to express your opinions and experiences.


The May meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday May 7th at 6:30 pm will be held at the Barnstead Town Hall at 108 South Barnstead Road in Barnstead.  Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.


This meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged but not required.  For more information, email or visit the “Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook page.


This communication does not infer an endorsement or favorability of any kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in competitive primary contests.



“Boxes Boxes All Over The Floor, Recycling Shouldn’t Be A Chore”


The staff at BCEP is frequently asked - Are pizza boxes recyclable?  Yes and No. CLEAN of leftover food particles and not soaked with grease, pizza boxes are very recyclable. 


DIRTY pizza boxes are bad for recycling. Because paper doesn’t get heated during its recycling process, grease and oil combine with the pulp, which can ruin the batch.  Bales of cardboard and paper waiting to be shipped to the mill or waiting to be processed once at the mill, can sit in storage for weeks, where food particles and grease turn rancid, and attract insects or animals.  Once the paper or cardboard is cleaned with soapy water and sometimes chemicals to remove inks and glue it is mixed with clean water to create “slurry”. Once in the slurry, the remaining oil floats to the top.  It becomes impossible to separate the oil from the paper fibers at this point.  


When in doubt, cut off the clean tops of your pizza boxes, if it’s a paperboard box recycle the tops in mixed paper.  If it is a “rippled” or corrugated box, recycle the clean tops in the cardboard.  Always discard all soiled bottoms in the trash. 


PLEASE empty all Styrofoam and plastic wrapping from your cardboard boxes and flatten them BEFORE disposing in the cardboard bunker.  Food waste, hygiene products, and DIAPERS belong in the trash NOT left in your cardboard boxes or the mixed paper. Please take note, the new product “Kitty Poo Club” is not a recyclable product, PLEASE DISPOSE OF THESE IN THE TRASH.  The staff at BCEP greatly appreciates your cooperation.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

2nd Annual Prom Makeover Event!


Want to look fabulous for prom on Saturday, May 12th? Sign up to have your hair and makeup done free at the library, starting at 10am. Bring along a picture of how you would like your hair and makeup to look (or ask for recommendations from our prom stylists!) You can also bring your dress (or a picture of your dress) for reference.


What you will need:

• Bring along the makeup you would like us to use for your makeover. We will have some basics available here, but it’s best to have your own mascara, foundation/concealer and anything special you would like us to use.


• Any decorative headband/hair accessories you want us to include in your style.


• Wear a shirt or dress that unbuttons so you don’t mess up your hair when you change into your dress.


Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register online at or by calling 603-717-6606.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about our programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.



Belknap County Democrats Congressional District 1 Candidate Forum


On Thursday, May 3, the Belknap County Democrats will present a round table forum with all 8 Democratic candidates for NH Congressional District 1, the seat currently held by Carol Shea-Porter.  This fast-paced forum, which will have a speed dating format, will take place at the NH Veterans Home at 139 Winter St. Tilton, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Doors will open at 6, and child care will be available.  There will be 8 tables for the public, with the candidates rotating between the tables to allow  voters to ask questions of each.


The candidates are: Mark MacKenzie (former Manchester firefighter, former NH AFL-CIO President, currently a NH State Representative from Hillsborough); Deaglan McEachern (Portsmouth businessman now working in the technology sector, co-founder of NH for Amazon); Mindi Messmer (a scientist with her own environmental consulting firm, currently a NH State Representative from Rye); Terence O’Rourke (Rochester City Attorney, Bronze Star Iraq veteran, former prosecutor in Rockingham and Carroll counties); Chris Pappas (owner and manager of a restaurant in Manchester, former NH State Representative (2 terms), currently on the NH Executive Council); Levi Sanders (legal services analyst and Social Security disability insurance specialist); Lincoln Soldati (former Stafford County Attorney, former mayor of Somersworth, Army veteran); and Maura Sullivan (US Marine Corps Iraq veteran, former Assistant US Secretary of Veterans Affairs).


The public is invited to meet the candidates and join the Belknap County Democrats at this round table discussion.








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