The July Advocate is in everyone’s homes by now, and with it, an invitation to join peaceful demonstrations in the village on Saturdays from 11:45 to 1. Come to listen to the call for justice, stand in vigil 6 feet apart, join with others for creating a more equitable society for all people. Our police chief speaks out in solidarity for those whose lives have been unnecessarily lost and for serving well all citizens of Dublin. Scattered throughout this issue are statements from organizations that have taken a stand of support for confronting and opposing the systemic racism in this country.

Our Selectperson explains the latest developments on Broadband service, which is progressing; and the offices at Town Hall are open by appointment. Our health officer shares a few words; absentee voting is both available and recommended; and poll workers are being recruited for the two upcoming elections. There a link to a last-minute newspaper story on Dublin’s Mud Pond dam; and the fireworks are canceled this year.

Summer Playground is still up in the air; the DPL offers big reads and state park passes; and the Dublin Community Foundation awarded five organizations that benefit Dublin youth and families, as well as three scholarships to Class of 2020 graduates toward their college education.

Due to COVID-19, the Dublin Women’s Club is all but shut down, you may swim at your own risk with no amenities, and the board will revisit the decision July 6 to see if it can open availability to members as summer progresses.

The Planning Board invites all to attend its regular meetings on Zoom, and a hearing will consider a request by Eversource to cut trees around their power lines on scenic roads.

Memorial Day was honored in three places by three veterans, very unlike Dublin’s usual turnout for remembrance. Thank you, gentlemen.

The Labyrinth and Garden Sanctuary is open to all — it is wheelchair accessible; the ConComm is looking for new members; the school board rep looks ahead; and we have three more graduates to applaud in 2020! What a year it has been for these students.

A former local presiding judge walks us through the tough talk on advance directives; and serious COVID links / resources are available for quick perusal.

Nancy Good Cayford has written a story by and about Larry Foley’s adventure with a Rolls — Larry has recently moved to a rehab facility and we miss him.

The Walden School for Music is doing everything online; and the DubHub mostly is too — except for the monthly take-out luncheons!

The town has lost a well-loved member of the faculty and administration of the Dublin Christian Academy, Kevin Moody, who devoted his whole life to the school and his family. His many contributions are articulated in a fond remembrance by the family.

A scant recount of what’s off — and on — in town is followed by a call for volunteer drivers. The Lyceum has gone live, as has a backyard summer camp by NH Audubon, and Rotary antique cars paid tribute to essential workers in several towns in a drive-by.

Craig Thompson writes about food insecurity during this pandemic and how our region is responding; Tom Warren shares details on the lives of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks; and don’t forget the Peterborough Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays…

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July 2020