Merrimack Valley Area Town Crier for April 17, 2022

BOSCAWENSpring Break

■ Time to start raking! The city will begin leaf collection on May 2 and end on May 6. Please bring your batteries to the curb. Only leaves will be picked up.

■ If you are looking for spring break ideas for your school-aged children, the Boscawen Public Library would like to let you know that they are offering a craft group on April 28th. The party starts at 2 p.m., the children will celebrate Mother’s Day. cards and gifts. All materials will be provided *In addition, discounted passes to the See Science Center and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center are available to library patrons.

■ A special town meeting will be held Friday at Boscawen Elementary School beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will consider whether the City will vote to remedy any deficiencies in posting the 2022 Town Meeting Notice and ratify the action taken Meeting.

■ Registrations are open for the Old Home Day Town-Wide garage sale, scheduled for May 21 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Your address will be placed on a map for $5 or you can get a table at the office complex for $10. Your form must be filed with the City Clerk/Tax Collector’s office by May 14. Forms can be downloaded from

■The Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting dynamic summer camp counsellors. Ideal candidates enjoy working with children, are enthusiastic and are at least 16 years old. They must be available to work from June 27 to August 19. Nominations are available on the town’s webpage at or by email at [email protected]



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CANTERBURYEaster breakfast

■Easter Breakfast is back April 17th at the Parish House from 7-9pm Sponsored by the CUCC, Everyone is welcome! Come celebrate the joy of everything “new” with your friends and neighbors. Immediate families are $20, seniors 10-65 are $7, seniors (65 and older) and children (six to nine) are $5, and children five and under are free . A hearty spread awaits before you dip into your Easter treasures. Please join us!

■ Evening reading group at the library on April 20 at 6 p.m. We will read “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Copies are available at the library and can be downloaded from Hoopla and NH Downloadable Books. Rose hosts this group on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

■Café Elkins. Join Rachel by the fire on April 21 at 2 p.m. for one hour. Come and have a coffee or tea and sit down together. It is a time for group discussion and activity; we start the time with fellowship, then work through our program. Adults of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.

■Granite VNA hosts the “Focus on Health and Wellness” program. Join us to discuss the community benefits programs and services offered to enrich the health of our communities. Brooke from Granite VNA will introduce us to the many special programs they offer. We will ask you how to start a walking group!

■The City of Canterbury is updating its 2017 Risk Mitigation Plan. The Risk Mitigation Committee is seeking your advice regarding severe weather events, hazardous occurrences and the mitigation of these risks in Canterbury. This survey may remain open throughout the planning process, so feel free to enter your response at any time. Only one survey per household, please.

■ The administrators of Canterbury Cemetery bring an action for termination and forfeiture of the owners’ rights and interests in the abandoned burial sites identified on the 1934 map of Maple Grove Cemetery. Including: A-2, a burial lot belonging to Charlotte Field, Canterbury Fire, NH; B-8, a burial lot belonging to Charles F. Plastridge, late Canterbury, NH; C-3, a burial plot belonging to Addie Whiston, deceased of Canterbury, NH; C-4, a grave lot belonging to Roxie Morrill, deceased of Canterbury. If anyone has any information regarding the above mentioned owners or the location of their heirs, please contact the administrators of Canterbury Cemetery within 60 days of this notice to end forfeiture proceedings. Call (603) 783-9955 or mail Canterbury Cemetery Trustees, PO Box 500, Canterbury, NH 03224.

■ Cemetery statutes and regulations require that all ornaments around headstones, except for American flags and military candlesticks, at Maple Grove Cemetery be removed by November 1 for winter maintenance. It is requested that all abandoned ornaments from last fall be claimed by May 10th. These ornaments are currently located on the stone wall near the southwest corner of the MGC.

Rachel Baker

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SALISBURYGarage sale

■The City of Salisbury Council has begun planning the establishment of a Highways Department and is actively seeking a property to purchase located in Salisbury to house these municipal services. The council would preferably like to find vacant land located on U.S. Route 4 or U.S. Route 127. Residents who may have an interest in discussing a land sale with the city can contact City Administrator April Rollins by email [email protected] or by phone at (603) 648-6320.

■The planning committee will meet at 6:30 pm on April 18 at Academy Hall.

■ Trust Fund Trustees will meet in Academy Hall on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

■The Board of Selectors will meet on April 20 at 7:00 pm at Academy Hall. All are welcome. Please see the city webpage for the alternate Zoom link if you cannot do this in person.

■The Conservation Commission will meet on April 27 at 7:00 pm at Academy Hall.

■ Friends of the Library and Webster PTO are hosting a Multi-City Garage Sale Day on May 21 from 8 am to 2 pm. Registration forms for Salisbury are available: outside the post office, Academy Hall, on the city’s website (, or by emailing and requesting one from [email protected] com. For more information about Webster Garage Sales, please contact [email protected] The Town of Boscawen is also holding its townwide garage sales on May 21st. Please see their city’s webpage for more information.

■Effective March 8, in accordance with RSA 231:191, Salisbury roads have been flagged for restrictive weight limits until further notice.

■ The Library Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Library on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Non-public meetings will be convened as needed in accordance with RSA 91-A: 3, II. If you cannot attend the meeting in person and would like to attend remotely, we can connect via Zoom, but we require 24 hours notice. Please call or email the library at [email protected] or phone (603) 648-2278

■ KLS Food Pantry, serving several cities including Salisbury and Andover, has food distribution hours on Wednesdays (5:30-7:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:00-11:30 a.m.). The location is at the First Baptist Church. They also receive donations and are a 501 3c non-profit organization.

■City Hall is now open to the public for in-person indoor service. Visit for more information.

■Please welcome the new Library Director, Melissa Lesniack. For more information about the library, visit



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WEBSTERBridge Update

■ The engineers for the Clothespin Bridge replacement, VHB Engineering, will attend the selection committee meeting on April 18th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Webster Town Hall. This meeting is to review plans for the replacement of the bridge. The bridge is to be replaced during the period from 2022 to 2023. Citizens who have questions about this project are invited to attend.

■ Webster Elementary School PTO is having a citywide yard sale on May 21, but did you know Salisbury and Boscawen are having one on the same day? The Boscawen sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Salisbury sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start collecting money to be ready to take home some great deals!

■The jury will meet on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

■The town planning council will meet on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

■ Spring Break is approaching and if you’re looking for things to do, consider heading to the See Science Center in Manchester. The library has center passes which might be useful.

■It’s back! Makerplay Mondays are back at the library after a break. Every Monday (1 p.m. to 8 p.m.), toys encourage imagination and creative problem solving in a playful way. This month, drop by and build something with everyone’s favorite, Legos.

Nancy Picthall-French

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