April 2022

The April Advocate opens with news about the Howe Reservoir drawdown, which will last many months longer this year so that repairs can be made to upstream side of the dam. Come to an information session April 4 at 4:30 via Zoom to learn more.

The ConComm catches us up on climate change in New England, where it is said NH is quite hard hit.

Continuing in the Nature theme for the Earth Day issue, salamander crossing brigades sponsored by the Harris Center are in full swing; Monadnock Conservancy has a book discussion April 15 viz Zoom; and we are asked to invest in a partnership with our planet.

The results from Town Meeting are accompanied by our new officers, who all got sworn in together. Thanks to Brie Morrissey for the photos she took of the momentous events. The Citizen of the Year award was presented posthumously by Chris Raymond to May Clark. On April 9, his family will be holding a celebration of Tim Clark’s Life.

As always poll workers are thanked by the Supervisors of the Checklist. With Summer Playground coming, positions are available to join in the fun; and scholarships applications from our two DCF and DTTF are being accepted.

DCS’s new pavilion is now complete and all are thrilled. We have a call out for news from 2022 graduates to announce their plans; and the Hundred Nights shelter needs are most carefully listed.

Our School Board rep catches us up on the lastest ConVal business; the 6 ton load limit has been set for all town roads; and Yankee has a couple lovely gardening books to peruse.

Dublin School won three NEPSAC Championships this winter; and DCA students did very well at the New England Regional Competition.

We lost a resident who is to receive full military honors; and two musicians give their all in Harrisville.

The Hub events are listed, a new couple to town is profiled, and a new school is planning to open in September.

The DHS invites all to the Jennie B. Powers event via Zoom; the history quiz #3 is in place, and the DHS is calling all businesses.

The Advocate’s own treasurer Bill Goodwin is stepping down and Susie Vogel will take his place.

Raylynmor Opera is back with three shows, and Community Suppers are for everyone.

The Rotary is sending funds to aid the Ukraine refugees, a 2022 Hunger Walk id planned, aand help us all as we collect food for our hungry schoolchildren.

The CCCD has a community supported solar campaign, and the Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources.

A quilt show can be seen in Harrisville to draw attention to George Floyd, and Edith Tuttle shares her art.

Alas, we feast our eyes on the little Saw-Whet Owl, and anticipate the return of the season with wonder.

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March 2022

The March issue opens with a preview of the town warrant, excerpted, and an announcement for the March 1 Pre-Town Meeting to go over all it contains. We will vote (for 3 proposed Planning Board changes, the candidates for public office, the school district budget) at Town Hall March 8, and hold Town Meeting March 12 to vote on the rest among fellow townspeople. We can meet the candidates March 5 at the DPL.

We welcome a new policeman, hear that the Energy Committee is meeting, and local ads call for several summertime recreational positions to be filled.

We have the School Board report, are reminded to turn our clocks forward for DST, and the new Chamber has a survey for us to fill out.

The Trustees of Trust Funds offer annual scholarships, the local nonprofits seeking funding for human services display their associated costs, and our town honors five people who have died in the last month.

The Ceramics Studio is opening, the Historical Society has another quiz (with answers in the back pages), and the monthly community take-out supper is always for anyone who can call ahead.

We read our monthly news from our little elementary school, and get invited to a Sugar on Snow event March 20.

The Community Center shares all its offerings, a local young man is welcomed to the Franklin Pierce University football team, Ascentria is housing Afghan refugees, we read a dear story about a “blended pet family,” and hear about a wildlife visit from a bobcat and her litter.

A recent Advocate staffer details the history of maple sugaring in town and brings it right up to the present day, The River Center shares its parenting and tax-help offerings, and donations are always sought to feed our hungry schoolchildren over the weekends.

The state and federal Commission on Aging offer tips for well-being, and the local shelter shares its wish list; all donations are welcome.

The Peterborough Players is back on stage this summer and you can get or give a ride with CVTC.

The NH Coverts Training describes its work, and DCA students place well in a moot court. Our calendar is once again filling the back page! Please let our advertisers know you saw them here, and stay well.

 

February 2022

The February issue is in the mail, and Dubliners will read about how our Emergency Management team is revitalizing Dublin’s Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors program, as well as preparing for emergency communications. Once in place, may you never need it.

The Library shares its offerings, the plaques to honor recent war veterans from town are ready for installation, and the Rec Committee is seeking volunteers.

Sterling Abram, former selectman, has been aptly named the interim town moderator, the town is seeking to hire a new Summer Playground Director, masks are required in the Town Hall, we have a new full-time police officer, and we learn how the ARPA funds were spent.

The School Board rep preps us for the vote on the new budget, our town budget hearing is set, and our Town Meeting will be in March at DCS.

The news from DCS is always good, and kindergartners are sought; the town’s preschool also gets a little press. Despite options, our healthcare workers are working harder than ever to keep us well, and we thank them. The Historical Society has given us a little history quiz (with answers in the back), and the new building at the recycling center is well under way.

The Simards have lived in town for 50 years and they tell why they love it here. Alan Greene is honored for retiring from decades advocating for people living with disabilities, and be sure to check the ice twice before you set out on it.

The Hub announces its many events, some on Zoom; we cover Howe Reservoir and the Dam as part of a vast network of waterways in and around Dublin; and Ascentria prepares to help refugees resettle in the region. Project Homes has good news on that same topic, and the church again announces its monthly community supper, which is for everyone.

End 68 Hours of Hunger looks back on its success providing healthy foodstuffs for children in the district during the weekends, and there’s an excerpt from an old history book on Dublin.

To commemorate Valentine’s Day, we air news about dogs, both in general and personally; and we share loads of bird news. NH Audubon is conducting a statewide bird survey and welcomes participation, another birdwatcher reports, the hawk watch is highlighted, and of course, Tom Warren’s article on hawks closes the issue.

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January 2022

The New Year is here and with it the January Advocate. All the Nordic Trails at Dublin School are groomed and open to the public, upon signup. The Library is prepared for MLK Jr Day, they won an award, and begin their own email newsletter. Its trustees are looking for responses to a survey.

Our Town Clerk has posted the positions open in town, town employees now will get Juneteenth off, and townspeople are making a difference in ending hunger for our local schoolchildren.

The Planning Board details its proposed changes in amendments for town vote in March, and the elementary schoolchildren enjoy sledding after a snow. The monthly community supper is still take-out but all are invited.

Our School Board Rep keeps us informed, and one small New Year’s resolution sounds good for all. Our newest staffer has gone over the process used by our Town’s Budget Committee, and the next town south invites us to celebrate MLK Jr. Day, with a keynote, a documentary, and a speaker.

We have a rundown of the 911 Emergency Communications team, based in Keene, and run by a Dubliner, and we take a look at the author 20 years after he wrote our town history.

Forest fires out west have repeatedly received the assist of one of our own firefighters, Cornucopia Project is teaching children how to grow and enjoy the fruits of their labors, the Local Rotary made Christmas a happy time for more than 200 local children, and two Chambers of Commerce merged and plan an office in Peterborough.

The DubHub publishes its busy lineup of community activities, we keep tabs on the ongoing struggles with COVID, riders still need rides to essential destinations, and learn how court appointed special advocates help children needing representation.

The Great Gray Owl is covered by Tom this month. Stay tuned to winter storm warnings, and be sure to use our advertisers!

Happy New Year to all.

December 2021

The December Advocate is in our homes, the upcoming holidays take shape, and area churches offer their gatherings. Mold in the Town Hall has been remediated, and we are reminded to mind the plow, along with other ways to prepare for winter.

We thank our poll workers, plan to makes payments online for town taxes, and hear from our elementary school principal as well as our School Board rep. Our library has lots of news.

A very local scrapbook from the 1890s yields seasonal stories, a lanternfest is planned in Peterborough, the Rotary cleaned trails in the park, and a young equestrian has made her mark by graduating from Equine Studies.

Our Town Moderator, who died most unexpectedly, is honored by his colleagues at the Old Farmer’s Almanac, a solid year from his retirement tribute from the same crew. Fairwood offers help to townspeople in our yards, we can donate to Lights of Love to support a transitional shelter, and the Monadnock Chorus is back on stage. Two young ladies share their gardens’ bounty, and the Hub outlines all its many events.

We hear a tad about how NextDoor can help us, and grants are available to develop small tracts of land to welcome pollinators.

An outdoorswoman shares her thoughts, and we are asked to delay filling our birdfeeders until the bears actually hibernate. A high-schooler takes in the moment, a woodpile proudly shows off, and a new school is formed.

The Met returns to the stage at the Players, Rotarians celebrate the holidays, and it’s time to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Another organization speaks to systemic racism, and local health workers are open for home-care consultations.

Our coffers may be full, but many are not. We continue to contribute what the shelter in Keene most needs, to collect foodstuffs for our local schoolchildren who experience hunger, to hear about classes offered by the River Center, and we are cautioned, yet again, to guard against COVID-19 by using all the usual safeguards, as well as getting vaccinated. Not everyone is!

Some thoughts on new ways of looking at the holidays, how to participate in the insect infestation in the state, and all are welcome to the village church’s take-out community supper.

The back page reminds us of a Christmas not that long ago, when we gathered safely to share in lighting the town tree. Fortunately, there is a plan in place to do it again — coming right up.

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May the holidays bring you and yours joy.

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