July 29, 2016

Many thanks to Cathy Currier, Donna Gray, Jamie Sabina, June Johnson, Lee Grant, Paul and Linda Brown, Joe Ferris, Cindy and Cort Hanson, Rob Nadler, Rick Hiland and Sara and Steve Knox for  making the Albany picnic the great success it was. Even the weather cooperated!  Somewhere around 100 people attended. The food was terrific, there was a great raffle and the 250th birthday cake fed the crowd well.


The Wednesday selectmen’s meeting began with a public hearing on updates of town ordinances. As of August 2, 2016 the fines on illegal parking and various restricted parking areas have updated as to their fines. Restrictions on loitering and drinking alcohol were also updated.  Check these updates on line at albanynh.org.


The joint meeting of the Conservation Commission and Selectmen will be held August 2 at 6 p.m.  Please attend. Rick Hiland noted that he spoke to Representatives McConkey and Ticehurst at the town picnic regarding changing restrictions on leasing/contracts with farmers on town property in hopes of promoting agriculture in the area.


The selectmen voted to send a letter of thanks and support to all local/adjacent police departments and the Sheriff’s office.  It was felt necessary at this time to show the public how much we in Albany respected and honored these men and women.


The rock walls in front of the Albany Museum have been repaired and looking great. Randy Leach is finishing the landscape now.


The Coleman crew has been hard at work on Bald Hill. They have fixed the sides of the road which should help the road after rains. They are now working on Drake Hill Road.



Gibson Center: Bus heads for Barnstormer’s on Tuesday to see Das Barbecue.  Call 356-3231 to sign up for the trip.


Library:Monday at 5 p.m. join Adult Spanish class. At 5:30 p.m. attend the Harry Potter Party. Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday it’s Story Time for Wee Ones and on Thursday it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours. At 4 p.m. Thursday join the Family Garden Club.


Congratulations to Steve and Sara Knox on the birth of their grandson, Everett Hobday Knox, born to Josh and Melanie last week. They were ever the proud grandparents given the opportunity to hold the baby when he was only six hours old!


Check out the US Forest Service’s new signage at the White Ledge Campground.


Habitat for Humanity is open to people eighteen or older interested in housing. If you can enter into a binding contract and have the ability to pay, you can partner with Habitat to build a house. Contact Habitat for Humanity at 2 Common Court, North Conway on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 356-3832.


Kennett High Alumni Summer Outing will be held July 30 at Fryeburg Fair Craft building. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. The dinner will be prepared by Kennett High School Alumni Board of Directors and served by the Kennett Key Club. Join the fun and renew old friendships and make new ones. The Kennett Class of 1969 will celebrate with a get-together at Chuck and Jane Lyman’s home (66 High Street, Silver Lake) on July 23 at noon. This is a pot luck.  Looking forward to seeing lots of classmates.