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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April 2022