The Selectmen want to alert Albanians and others that Eversource has issued a news release advising customers that payment scams continue to target residents and businesses. They are urging all customers to be aware of this scam demanding instant payments of bills over the phone. Eversource never demands payment over the phone. For more information go to www.eversource,co/Content/nh/residential/safety/protect-you-your-family-from-scams. Or, www.stamfordadvocate.com/business/article/Eversource-issues-scam-warning-6553377.php.
It was learned at the Wednesday selectmen’s meeting that a letter will be sent to DOT to ask that the passing lane at Nickerson Road be removed due to dangers of collisions from those coming out onto Route 16. Also, it was reported that there will be six surveillance cameras installed at Town Hall. The town will be have to pay only half of the cost of the cameras with the other half paid for by a grant. The town tax bills will be coming shortly and they will include the extra cost due to the county supplemental budget. Jessica Rosman, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator spoke to the selectmen and those in attendance at the meeting regarding what her group does for the county and its people. Their programs are dedicated to improving public health in Carroll County. They operate three programs; Substance Misuse Prevention, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and School-based Flu Immunization Clinics. They also oversee the regional Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps. Their mission is to improve the health, safety and wellness of the citizens of the county. Jack Rose reported that the Historical Society has closed the museum for the year. He also said that the town has applied to the DOT for a permit to add additional off road parking on the Kancamagus Highway. Cathy Ryan reported that all the selectmen attended a workshop on the basic laws of budgeting which they found quite helpful. Kelly Robitaille is looking into the option of the town setting up a TANs account to avoid the problems that occur every year at this time of not having funds to pay all the town’s bills on time. He has talked to two banks and is continuing to pursue this possibility. It appears that should the board choose this option, they may have to change banks. The other possibility is to go to billing Albany taxpayers twice a year.
The town offices will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.
Waldorf School: There was a very successful Michaelmas Festival held on September 27. The day began with a lively kick ball game for parents followed by a Giants, Knights and Farmers game for the children. Early Childhood students pressed apples to make cider and others used a hay fort for their ice cream shop, pizza shop and a cave where they hid from the dragon. One class dressed in a dragon costume and was tamed by middle school students. A graduate of WMWS class of 2014 played Saint Michael. After the dragon was led away, the middle school performed an original composition using Tibetan Singing Bowls. Everyone enjoyed the day thoroughly.
World Fellowship: On October 18 from 2:30 to 7pm there will be a Farmers’ Harvest Dinner in celebration of locally grown food. Eight farmers will participate with appetizers and dinner will feature hearty dishes made with local ingredients. BYOB. There will be Irish music by Siena Kaplan, Dexter Harding and Mike Levine, a campfire and lots of family fun. Meet local, state and national candidates or their representatives. A special guest will be Rep. Steve Shurtleff, NH House Democratic Leader. There is a $25 suggested donation per person. Farmer sponsors also welcome donations. For further information call Sheldon at 323-7001.
Gibson Center: Check out the Artisan & Crafts Show this weekend on the Center’s lawn. The Center is closed on Monday for Columbus Day. Starting at 11:30am on Wednesday Sally Swenson and her musical friends will entertain with traditional German music for Octoberfest. At 12;30 there is the Care for the Caregiver Support Group. Join the Belly Dancing group at 9am on Thursday for six weeks of fun. The cost is $16 for Gibson Center Members and $12 for non-members. On Thursday from 10:30am to 3pm travel through Pinkham Notch and enjoy the colors, and then have lunch at Town & Country. There’s a $41 charge for lunch, entertainment and bus ride. Call 356-3231 to make reservations.
Library: Tuesday at 10:30am it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday it’s Story Time for Wee Ones. At 5pm there’s a Vision Workshop, “Free Life Coaching”. At 10:30am on Thursday it’s Story Time for Preschoolers. At 11am there’s Yoga for Kids and at noon have Lunch and Learn with Sarah.
Mary Leavitt would like to thank all those who prayed for her well being, sent her cards and flowers. It has helped.
Marge and George Shubley and Cheryl and Peter Carlson came to visit the Holmes family on Bald Hill. They enjoyed a great harvest dinner in preparation for the snowbirds’ departure from New England.
Bobbie Brousseau, Bernadine Dobois’ son, came to help Bernadine prepare for winter. They had a great visit.
Russell Kohrs, of Madison, was in an accident on Route 16 near Moulton Drive. He needed to be extracted from his auto that had landed on its side. Fortunately neither he nor the two minors with him were seriously hurt.
The Fryeburg Fair has brought loads of visitors to our area. It’s increased traffic but that was to be expected. Take a day and check out what is happening at the fair. It’s fun. There’s sure to be many things there you’ll enjoy. Have a great week!