We are protecting Dublin Lake, one corner at a time, starting at the Pumpelly Trailhead, as pointed out in the cover story of this month’s April issue. Our recycling efforts can be back in full operation mid-April, the Town Hall staff remain without visitors until all are vaccinated, the library Friends plan a big book sale next month, and our Town Meeting will be on May 1  — outdoors.

Two public hearings are scheduled for Zoom, the pre-town meeting will be on Zoom, and we announce the new officers. Roads are posted. Photos for town site are wanted.

The Checklist folks thank the poll workers, it’s important to register your dog(s) — pandemic or no, and this newsletter takes no stand with any opinions we print re town issues, so marked.

The schoolchildren at DCS patiently await springtime, the Dublin Christian Academy schoolchildren baked and delivered more than 80 meals to area residents, and we call for May’s college or technical grads to send us their news!

The update from the School Board Rep includes the recount turnaround, the Peterborough Farmer’s Market opens this first week of April, and there’s another voice calling for an end to systemic racism.

Two scholarships open up for our town’s high school seniors, the Rummage Sale will be two full days outdoors, we’re invited to take or donate foodstuffs to Ending 68 Hours of Hunger, and also to partake in the Church’s monthly take-out supper.

Now that many homes in Dublin are hooked up to fiber optic, there are details to consider. The CDC shares vaccine news, our village flag flies at half-mast for those lost to COVID, and several Opinion pieces relate to the Town Warrant: funding sought for 11 nonprofits, two opinions about SB2, and Rotary eyes improvements in the Park on Howe Reservoir. CVTC won nonprofit of the year from the Peterborough Chamber; and grants are available for humanities-based projects.

We lost two gentlepeople, Earth Day is coming up, and there are events at the Hub, not the least of which is Complex Conversations — this month’s topic is Mental Health.

All during the pandemic, the Hub handed out monthly lunches, our PB secretary designed a handy poster detailing which forms you need to make changes on your property, and Dublin welcomes 35 new families to town, based on that many homes sold.

In Peterborough, the MAxt Makerspace has something for everyone,  the new Rotary is running a speech contest on its Four Way Test, and a Humanities program is offered.

Crossing brigades help the annual migration of salamanders across busy roadways, it’s time to pull in the birdfeeders, get savvy about fire permits, recycle hazardous waste responsibly, and check out the owlet! Morning Star Maple is steaming away and NH Saves offers rebates. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

We have a couple interesting new advertisers this month, see if you can figure out who they are. Happy April, stay well.

April 2021