The June issue features our 2020 Graduates in full color, both high school and college, and there are a lot; congratulations to each and every one of them in these challenging times. It looks as if summer beach time and summer playground are still on hold, hoping for a better outcome; and it’s time to register to vote or change your affiliation. Plus, update your census standings — only 43% of Dubliners have responded so far.
The library has all kinds of new offerings, still curbside, and volunteers are sought by its Friends. Recycling is on again, with masks and distancing; and the Trustees of Trust Funds has extended its deadline for scholarship applications to July 1.
Our School Board rep congratulates our grads and speculates on the costs of anticipated changes in the budget (read his explanation). We lost a dear resident; and be sure to sign up for email reminders about meetings from the town site.
School is out, but was remote right up until the end. Eight students graduated from DCA in a parade of vehicles, and the Childcare Center is ongoing. We introduce our new town administrator, and the Historical Society has postponed its Centennial Celebration to summer of 2021. We profile our local bus driver who now delivers food to every child’s home in Dublin who requests it.
There is a local network that focuses on meeting the needs that have been created by COVID-19 — both the illness and its circumstances; and Sununu’s Stay-at-Home poster lists Do & Don’ts.
The ConComm tackles knotweed, yet again, and a pollinator coloring book focuses on Dublin, created by one of our own. The new auditorium in Jaffrey gifted by his family, has been named for Mike King, a Dubliner whose passion was film; and two Rotary clubs collaborated on roadside cleanup this year from here to Peterborough and back. Remember to Share the Road, bicyclists are back and it’s their road too.
The DubHub building may be closed but many programs are ongoing, thanks to Zoom, free facemasks, musicians, and YouTube. Don’t forget about the second monthly Take-Out Community Lunch!
More links to various clips relevant to the pandemic are included, with a plea to wear facemasks; our local hikers are in a new book; a bear was more than seen in the neighborhood; and Audubon can nanotag Monarch Butterflies now to track their migrations.
The River Center offers money coaching and tax assistance; you can recycle your household hazardous materials in Keene; and CVTC never left the road, this whole time.
The eight Dublin youngsters who attend Mountain Shadows School are pictured (also in color) with their Olympic Studies projects, and are a sight to see; and once again, our calendar grid is filled with color photos relevant to town doings. Enjoy and stay safe.