Read Across America At Gilmanton Corner Library
Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness
program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate
reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr.
Seuss. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student
achievement and creating lifelong readers.
Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more
time reading do better in school.
The Gilmanton Corner Library has over 25 Dr. Seuss books and DVDs.
Please join us in our celebration of Read Across America with Dr.
Seuss and receive Free hats, tattoos, badges and activity pages.
Looking for something to do on those cold weekends? Pick up free
museum passes to the Currier Museum, Manchester with the Samari
Exhibit, The SEE Science Kids Museum, Manchester, that lets the
whole family plus grandparents in, and the New Hampshire Historical
Museum a beautiful museum to learn about New Hampshire’s past.
Please call 267-6200 to request a book or renew a book, Mondays &
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
Please Vote Yes On Article #38. “It’s A Matter Of Dollars And
Dear Gilmanton Taxpayers:
Article #38 provides an opportunity to make and save money for our
community. It’s a simple matter of dollars and sense. Here’s how it
By recycling, we increase income from the sale of recyclables. If
recyclables are kept out of the dumpster (waste stream) we decrease
our trash expenses. It’s as simple as that! FYI: about 50% of our
transfer station budget is used to haul and dispose trash. Feeling
For new recyclers, help is on the way. A 3-part support system will
help get you started.
1. Our Select-Rep’s will outline simple to follow guidelines that
will help us transition to unified recycling.
2. Our Transfer station employees will provide support,
encouragement and education.
3. A team of volunteers will help get you started. We’ll work with
you to set-up a recycling system that works for you and your home.
The steps to make this a successful program are in place. All we
need now to make it possible is your support. Please vote “Yes.”
Two Peas In A Pod
Dear Fellow Gilmanton Resident:
We have a three person Board of Selectmen so it is very important
that we elect selectmen that are truly independent. On March 12th,
we can elect Betty Ann Abbott to serve as a truly independent voice
as our next Selectman!
Betty Ann is not only knowledgeable, dependable and thorough; she
will not be unduly influenced. She has previously served us as
Selectman including as Chairperson. She was not a rubber stamp for
anyone and delved into issues to reach the best results for the
Town. She will be a good steward of our tax dollars and bring much
needed professionalism to the Board.
While I am thrilled to vote for such an outstanding candidate as
Betty Ann, I am worried that my fellow voters will listen to and
fall prey to glad handing and good old boy promises from her
opponent, Don Guarino. His prior record as selectman shows
inconsistency in terms of attendance, punctuality and follow through
We don’t need a selectman that is unorganized or inattentive to
details. We need a selectman who is independent and not a rubber
stamp for another selectman. Don Guarino actively campaigned and
supported Brett Currier last year and it is clear to me they would
be two peas in a pod. This is not the kind of leadership our town
I encourage you to vote for Betty Ann Abbott for Gilmanton
Selectman. She will be an independent voice!
Letter To The Editor
I write in support of Don Guarino for selectman in Gilmanton. Town
folk should ask themselves one question before casting their vote:
do I want to be represented by a believer in small, efficient
government and local control or is it better to be represented by a
quixotic promoter of centralized governmental power?
With government now consuming in excess of 40% of gross domestic
product and the ever present cry for more revenue, I hope that the
voters of Gilmanton will opt in favor of a man of common sense who
will place his community and its needs above any sense of personal
Don is tapped into the very fiber of Gilmanton and has served the
community with honor and attention to duty.
Please give him your vote on March 12.
State Rep. Gilmanton and Alton, District 5
NH GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn To Address
Belknap County Republican Committee
The next meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be
held on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town
Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd, Belmont. Guest speaker at the meeting
will be Jennifer Horn, recently elected Chairman of the NH
Republican State Committee. Chairman Horn will share her plans for
the NH GOP, provide insight into how she intends to accomplish them,
and then lead a Round-Table Discussion with members and guests at
Belknap County Republican Committee meetings are open to all
Republicans and like-minded Independents. Although the county
Republican meeting begins at 6:30 pm, if you’re interested in having
dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting,
please plan to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m.
In an effort to help those in the community who are less fortunate,
the Committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food
item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.
For more information, please check
www.BelknapCountyRepublicans.org or send an email to
Under Utilized Community Resource
Gilmanton – does it make economic sense to separate recyclables from
First, Gilmanton is ideally positioned for separation of recyclables
because of its population, current recycling facility and associated
land, and ability to market processed recyclables.
From 2007 to 2011, our cost to incinerate trash has gone up $24.25
per ton. The 2012 rate was $66.80 per ton. Costs to haul have gone
up $5,234.60. This contract is to be negotiated this year and the
hauling company has been sold. As you can clearly see, disposal
costs have and will rise. That’s the downside of trash.
In 2011, we spent $290,000 plus on the Transfer Station. This year
we are budgeted for around $267,000, but with contract negotiations
for hauling and disposing pending, who knows? What we do know for
sure is that the more we divert from the waste stream, the more we
process that material, the greater the savings and higher the
revenue. So I feel the answer to my question is yes. If we come
together as a community with a common goal of reduction in volume of
our trash, it does make sense. Let’s not let that revenue stream,
our trash, become a whirlpool that sucks our dollars down the drain.
Action now (voting) is wiser than sitting aside and sighing and
waiting and watching the costs rise.
Don’t waste your waste. Vote Yes on Article #38.
Don Guarino is campaigning for the position of Selectman in
Gilmanton so I’d like to give you a little information about him
before you vote in a few weeks.
I’ve had the opportunity to attend many Selectman meetings while Don
was Selectman a couple of years ago and saw him work to keep our
Town budget low, understand and work side by side with all town
departments and commissions, and still find time to help anyone who
came before him at the Selectman’s weekly meetings.
Don is not someone to shy away from any issue and does his research
when he needs to know more. He was terrific when the pressure was
on between the Town and our School District and handled that, and
all related meetings, with understanding and control. He is a hard
working person who will not overlook anyone who comes before him and
gives them all due respect and attention.
Please consider his record and vote Yes for Don Guarino as
Gilmanton’s next Selectman.
Our town elections are on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 7 am to 7 pm
at the Academy Building. See you at the poles.
Gilmanton Iron Works
Letter To The Editor
We urge our friends and neighbors to join us in voting for Betty Ann
Abbott for Gilmanton Selectman on Tuesday, March 12. Betty Ann has
extensive experience in the workings of local government, both as a
Selectman and working in the Town Clerk’s office. We
know that she will keep in mind the best interests of all of the
Town’s citizens, and will be open to suggestions and input from a
wide spectrum of opinions.
Carolyn and Peter Baldwin,
Dear Gilmanton Residents:
I would like to be, as your Selectman, more proactive in attracting
business to the business district on Route 106. The State of New
Hampshire has a Film Board that works to attract production
companies to this beautiful state. I would like to establish a
board of professional business leaders who would assist the
Selectmen in this venture. The Speedway is next door, maybe a large
hotel chain would look at Gilmanton. I imagine that in the future
this business district can be a great source of property tax
Letter To The Editor
We are writing to support Betty Ann Abbott who is running for
Selectman in Gilmanton. She previously served as a Selectman from
2008 to 2011 and has decided to run again. She has a record of being
informed on the issues, following through on commitments and
providing leadership. She also has served as Deputy Town Clerk and
Tax Collector prior to that for 3 years. She is very familiar with
our town operations and the laws and regulations that govern it.
She has an impressive prior career in business, working for large
and small companies. We need that kind of skill and talent on the
It is important to have a balanced board. We believe varied work
experience, skill sets, interests, and gender work to enhance the
committees in our town. We feel Betty Ann will bring the balance
this Board needs. She has the independence, determination and skills
to address the increasingly complicated issues our town is facing.
She will not be influenced by politics and personal agendas that
undermine the integrity of the office to the detriment of the town.
In the last year, there has been an inordinate number of nonpublic
sessions to deal, allegedly, with so-called personnel matters or
items that would affect a person’s reputation. We have no idea what
has been said in those sessions, but it is important that our
Selectmen, when acting, are mindful of our state and town
regulations and respect the laws of due process. Betty Ann’s
experience in Human Resources will be a valuable needed asset.
We believe that Betty Ann Abbott is the best person at this time for
the job. Please join us in voting for her.
Deborah Chase and John Funk
Gena Sapiro and Graham Wilson
Meg and Joe Hempel
Ella Jo Regan
Nancy Ball and Mark Mallory
Heather and Christopher Hottel
Stan and Alice Bean
Mary Alice and Allan McCulloch
Dear Gilmanton Residents,
My name is Malcolm MacLeod. I am asking for your support as a
candidate for the Gilmanton School Board.
I have lived in NH for the majority of my life. I have a degree in
accounting and I currently work in business to business sales. My
wife and I moved to Gilmanton three years ago. We have been blessed
with four children, two of whom are currently attending Gilmanton
School and two more who will be attending in the future. My wife and
I have enjoyed our experience as parents of Gilmanton School
students. Our school is a welcoming and positive environment for our
I applied to fill-in for a short time as a member of the school
board and I was honored with being selected to fill that position.
This was my first experience in public service and I spent the time
learning about the processes involved in running our school, as well
as some of the opportunities and challenges we face as Gilmanton
Our school needs to be managed in a fiscally conservative way to
minimize or reduce the tax burden while providing each student with
an education which meets their individual needs. I don’t have all
the answers, but I believe in the power of people to work together
to solve problems. I have learned to expect some lively discussion
and strong opinions while we work to determine the best path to take
for the people of Gilmanton and its school. If elected to continue
to serve on the school board, my goals will be to improve
communication between the town and the school, and to find the
balance between fiscal discipline and maintaining the quality
education and positive atmosphere which exists at our school.
Please vote for me on March 12. 2013.