As I recall, Julie told me it was a
lot of work, but as I cleaned the school at night I couldn’t be on the
school board when I was scheduled to clean the school.
However, when I left the school in 2011, this opened a window of
opportunity for me to put my name in and run for school board.
I have been unable to win with the same school board members constantly
running every year, until 2017.
This year, there were 2 openings and
only myself and Michele Brown put our names on the ballot.
So, I figured I had a good chance of winning; and as such had an
obligation and duty to serve three years of my time to the school
and the people of Barnstead; and to be present at all meetings to vote.
I would never disappoint the people of Barnstead
by not serving the full three year term, or missing board meetings, or
by being a fraud by promptly resigning immediately after winning a seat
on the school board. Nor would I commit fraud by having the
deceptive motive of winning an election, and quitting so the school
board could pick who they really want; someone with the same views; or
perhaps same political party affiliations as the board members.
also wouldn’t go on the facebook page of the Barnstead NH
Community Group as a school board member, especially if I myself was not
running for re-election, and tell voters who I myself was voting
for nor ask the voters to vote for these same candidates, which is
To Be Continued
Memorial Library News
Jungle Jim’s Minecraft Madness!
will be performing his Minecraft Madness show on June 6th at 9am at the
Barnstead Elementary School. Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy
and improve, this action packed performance is a Minecraft fan’s dream!
Over a dozen audience volunteers join Jungle Jim on stage for activities
such as the Building Block Madness Tournament, Zombie Chase, Balloon
Firework Rocket Extravaganza, and Giant Slime-ball Creation!
event is sponsored by the Oscar Foss Memorial Library, including funds
provided by a KBA grant. Funding for this Kid’s Books & Arts event is
provided by the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell
Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State
Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as
funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute
of Museum & Library Services.
Please call the library (269-3900) or
visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about any of our
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and
Democrats Of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton
The next meeting of the
Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton, is on June 5th at
6:30 in Alton at the Alton Community Senior Center at 7 Pearson Road. We
will be joined by two special guests from the New Hampshire Democratic
Party--Erin Turmelle, Political Director, and Erin Cotton, Operations
Director. We will discuss strategic action plans, participation in
exciting NH grassroots movements, future trainings for local activists,
legislator accountability, outreach, and community organizing.
meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and
Gilmanton who consider themselves liberal, progressive, or like-minded
independents. Refreshments to share are welcome but not necessary. For
more information, please contact Heather Carter at
visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.