Enjoy the September issue of the Dublin Advocate! Fall in Dublin is for outdoor activities like e-biking (read about the Monadnock Biker Chicks!), hawk-watching, and end-of-season plant sales (see the Harris Center), the Annual Art Tour (including seven Dublin artists!), for farm stores (like Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm in Peterborough), and the semi-annual Dublin Community Church Rummage Sale!

We also note two seasonal celebrations, with reflections on the origins of Labor Day (September 4), and on the history of the United States Constitution in observance of Constitution Day (September 17).

There is a transition happening at the Dublin Public Library, with Director Rachael Lovett leaving. Two new trustees are replacing retiring trustees, and new staff member Dominique Wheeler is eager to meet patrons and participants in the library’s children’s programming.

The Select Board announces there will be no petitioned special town meeting this fall, and they have voted unanimously to join Cheshire Community Power to provide default energy supply for Dublin residents. The Town Administrator’s Office will be closed the week of Labor Day.

The Housing Committee continues its work to involve the community in discussions, interviews, and educational events, including a September 18 film on “missing middle housing.” Please take time to participate in one or more of these opportunities!

The 51st Annual Dublin Gas Engine meet will be held September 8-10, and the Dublin Women’s Community Club honors longtime member and leader Jill Lawler, while thanking members, volunteers, and employees for a successful summer at the Women’s Club Beach.

Our ConVal School Board representative reports on the process for evaluating school district consolidation and reorganization. He encourages all Dublin residents to participate in town meetings, online forums, and an online survey on the subject.

Dublin favorite Del Rossi’s Trattoria has new owners, Wayne Asbury and Bill O’Mahony, who are grateful to original owners David and Elena Del Rossi for their mentorship, and to long-time staffers whose experience and dedication will smooth the transition.

In this issue you can also read about two long-time Dubliners: architect Dan Scully talks about his long legacy of design in the Monadnock region and beyond, and Yankee Publishing CEO Jamie Trowbridge recalls a vivid learning experience from the fifth grade.

As always, the DubHub is hopping with activities, ongoing and new. Read about this month’s art show and reception featuring four area artists, a new theater program for kids, a new monthly storytelling open mic, and more.

There will be a monthly Forum, also at the DubHub, on “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,” and the Conservation Commission informs us about insidious noise pollution that not only damages our hearing but affects our wildlife friends as well.

Finally, do you like to write? The Dublin Advocate is looking for a few good wordsmiths to help us cover what goes on in our busy little town, as well as introduce us to people, projects, activities, and issues that make Dublin the special place it is. Contact us at dublinadvocate@nullgmail.com.

September 2023