Merrimack Valley region town crier for April 3, 2022

BOSCAWEN rabies clinic

■There is a low-cost Rabies Clinic on Saturday from 1 to 3 pm It is sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Hospital and will be held at the Town Municipal Offices. The cost for a dog and/or cat is $25. Once vaccinated, head to the Town Clerk’s window (open on April 9) to license your dog with the town. Altered dogs cost $7.50, males or females cost $7.50, and unaltered males or females are $10. Senior Citizens pay $2 for the first dog, a group license for five or more dogs with the same owner costs $20.

■A free Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 16 from 9 am to noon at the Horace Chase Lodge. Bring your own basket. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Priscilla Chapter 51.

■The Town Clerk and Tax Collector’s business hours are modified for the week of April 11: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:30 am to noon and from 1 to 4:30 pm Their offices are closed on Wednesday for a Tax Collector training conference . Their Thursday afternoon hours are extended from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

■Fight osteoporosis! Bone Builder classes held at the Boscawen Public Library on Monday and Friday starting at 9 am Donations are accepted.

Mary Allard


CANTERBURY Cemetery meeting

■ The Canterbury Cemetery Trustees will hold a public hearing to provide information and receive input regarding the resumption of burials at Shell Meeting House Cemetery on Baptist Hill Road. A trustees’ recommended addendum to the town cemetery rules and regulations for the burial of cremains at SMC and the establishment of new internment fees will be presented. Cemetery rules and regulations can be viewed on the town website. The hearing will be held on April 12 at 9 am at the Meeting House.

■The Canterbury Community Farmers Market is looking for three to four talented teenage musicians to play for the market on Aug. 3 from 4 to 6:30 pm Each musician would get a 30-minute slot to perform. It is preferred to have prior experience performing for a crowd for an extended period of time. For inquiries, please email our Music Manager, Ray Craigie at Responses appreciated by April 10.

■The Old Man Boring Book Club will meet on April 7 at 6 pm This group of interesting men and women brings titles to share and discuss. So many new books are discovered by the suggestion of others, consider coming this month.

■Story Time: Record numbers of families are having fun with Miss Cheryl in the Children’s Room every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Featuring new titles and old favorites. This program is best suited for children birth to 5. Stay after the program for a craft to keep for years to remember this time in your little one’s life.

■Tunes, Tales and Tumbles: If wiggling is your thing, come to this program for children ages baby through preschool. This new program incorporates the five early literacy skills – read, sing, talk, write and play – that are so important in preparing your child for reading. Join us Thursday mornings at 10 am for a program filled with music, stretching, rhymes, stories and fun!

Rachel Baker

SALISBURY Egg hunt returns

■The Planning Board will meet on April 4 at 6:30 pm at Academy Hall. The public is always welcome. See the town’s webpage at for Zoom information and agendas.

■The Board of Selectmen will meet on April 6 at 7 pm at Academy Hall. All are welcome to attend. Please see the town’s webpage for the alternative Zoom link if you cannot make it in person.

■The Recreation Committee will meet on April 10 at 10 am at the Maplewood Ball Field. The public is welcome.

■The Salisbury Elementary PTG is holding their famous and fun Egg Hunt at Salisbury Elementary School on April 9 at 10 am Please bring a container for your eggs as well as your camera to take photos with the Bunny!

■The Friends of the Library and Webster PTO are holding a multi-town wide yard sale day on May 21 from 8 am to 2 pm This conjoined Town-Wide Yard Sale will benefit the Webster PTO and the Salisbury Friends of the Library. For more information please contact or

■The Board of Selectmen is looking to hire a Grounds Keeper for grounds maintenance and mowing in the Salisbury. Letters of Interest and detailed proposals based on the town’s specifications should be submitted by April 5 and will be opened and reviewed by the Selectmen at their April 6 Selectmen’s Meeting. Interested applicants should request specifications from the Salisbury Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 214, 9 Old Coach Road, Salisbury, NH 03268, or by calling 648-6320 or emailing

■Effective as of March 8, pursuant to RSA 231:191, the Salisbury roads have been posted for restrictive weight limits until further notice.

■The Library Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Library on April 5 at 6:30 pm If you are unable to attend the meeting in person and would like to attend remotely, we can connect you via Zoom, but we need 24 hours advance notice. Please call or email the library at or (603) 648-2278

■There is a School Board Meeting on April 11 at 7:15 pm at Merrimack Valley High School. Please refer to their webpage for Zoom instructions, agendas, updates and directions. The webpage is

■The Old Home Day Committee meets at Academy Hall on April 12 at 7 pm The public is encouraged to come to discuss this year’s plans for the Aug. 12, 13 and 14 festivities. Visit for Zoom instructions if you cannot attend in person. If you are interested in being a vendor at this year’s event on Aug. 13 please contact Mr. Hoyt at (603) 608-6861. If you would like to march in this year’s parade on Aug. 13 at 11 am please contact Lisa Walker at

■The Friends of Forgotten Children food pantry has opened the building to its clients. The pantry is open on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 am, closed for lunch 11:30 am to noon, and reopens for clients from noon to 7 pm. First-time clients should bring proof of residence for each member of the household. This can be your lease, a utility bill, food stamp or other agency approvals, doctor bills. We also have a clothing pantry. For questions please contact Jane Belanger, Finance Clerk of Friends of Forgotten Children, at (603) 753-4801.

■The Town Clerk is now open to the public for indoor in-person service. Please be sure to bring your driver’s license as the clerk is required to see it for all motor vehicle transactions. Vehicle and Dog Registration Renewals may still be completed online. Vehicle Renewal Registration information was mailed to those who need to renew in April. Please follow the directions in the letter enclosed and the town clerk will mail your new stickers and registration to you. This only covers vehicles previously registered in Salisbury, not new vehicles or vehicles of new residents. Online registration for renewals is now live. See the town’s website under the department of the town clerk for that information. The 2022 dog tags are in, dogs are required to be licensed by April 30. It is $6.50 for spayed/neutered dogs and $9 for intact dogs. People 65 years and older get one discounted dog for $2.

■The Library is now open to the public. Please see their website for updated information. The Library’s website at will be up to date with the latest news and details on their services. Open hours are as follows: Monday (10 am to 3 pm), Tuesday (1 to 7 pm), Thursday (1 to 7 pm), and Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Jennifer Hoyt


WEBSTER yard leaves

■Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to join the new Webster Gardeners for a meeting on April 3 at 1:30 pm at the town hall. George Cummings will give a talk on composting. With rising prices, it’s a good idea to make your own to save money plus prevent sending good stuff to the dump. The group plans for casual meetings, sharing information, plants and seeds, and visiting gardens. If you have a favorite tool others might not know about, bring it to the meeting to show and tell.

■The Webster Wild Cats PTO is again having a Town Wide Yard Sale on May 20 from 8 am to 2 pm (rain or shine). Gather your treasures to sell or mark the date for a chance to find new treasures. If you want to have your house listed, contact Maps will be on sale at 8 am in the Webster Elementary School parking lot for $2. The map will guide you from one end of town to the other with several locations to stop at along the way. All profits from the registration and map sales will go directly to the Webster Elementary School PTO. For $10, you will have your name and address on the map. The PTO will take care of all advertising. The deadline for all submissions is May 18 in order to be on the map. The sale will run from 8 am to 2 pm but feel free to stay open longer if you wish. Map numbers will be assigned accordingly. You can pick up your assigned number that morning at the school or we can email it to you to be printed and displayed prominently at your house. For questions, contact or call Heidi Ohlson at (603) 648-2327.

■The Town Clerk reminds all dog owners that dogs must be registered or renewed by April 30. For new dog registrations, a certificate of rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian is required. The fees for dog registration are $7.50 for a spayed or neutered dog and puppies under seven months, and $10 for an unaltered dog. For owners over 65 years old, the registration fee for the first dog is $3.00. For dog license renewals, if rabies is current, it is not necessary to provide a certificate. After that date, there is a penalty of $1 per month late. If dogs are not licensed, additional monetary penalties of civil forfeiture ($25 + service fees) are incurred.

Nancy Picthall-French


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