Barnstead NH News

May 24, 2017


Letter To The Editor



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.


I 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 election fraud!


Kevin Genest
To Be Continued



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Jungle Jim’s Minecraft Madness!


Jungle Jim 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!


This 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 ( 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 Monday: closed.



Tri-Town 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.


The 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 or visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page. 













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