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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February 2022