Dolan named as ranking member on committee

House Republican Dick Hinch recently appointed state Rep. Tom Dolan of Londonderry to serve as Ranking Republican Member on the House Municipal & County Government Committee. Dolan, a Republican, is serving his first term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

“I know Tom has served in local government for nearly two decades. When our prior ranking member resigned from the House due to health concerns, I knew Tom would be a great choice to fill those shoes,” Hinch said. “Tom may be new to the NH House, but his depth of knowledge of county and local government allows him to hit the ground running. He has been a great addition to the Londonderry legislative delegation and the town should be proud to have him as one of their representatives."

A ranking member is appointed by the House Minority (Republican) Leader to organize the minority caucus members on the committee, and provide input and analysis of bills the committee is working on to the House Republican Leader.

Dolan has been a resident of Londonderry since 1985 and has served on the Town Council since 2001. He also serves on the Budget Committee as Town Council Liaison.

Animals benefit from fundraiser

At a recent Town Council meeting, fire Chief Darren O'Brien recognized staff at Crossroads Animal Hospital for hosting a fundraiser to support the Fire Department.

The veterinary hospital hosted a pet photos with Santa event, raising $2,000 to support the emergency pet shelter that is set up at the high school during storms or power outages when shelter is required for residents and their pets.

Back in 2013, town officials agreed an emergency pet shelter plan was needed when the high school was opened as an official emergency shelter. O'Brien thanked the hospital's staff for the support.

Supervisors of Checklist session

The Supervisors of the Checklist meet at the Town Clerk’s office Jan. 3, 2020, from 6 to 7 p.m. to correct the checklist and register voters.

To register, residents much provide proof of Londonderry residency, proof of United States citizenship (passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers), proof of age and photo identification.

Qualified applicants without the proper proof can register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications. Call for information at 603-432-1100, ext. 198.

Scouts host bonfire

The annual Christmas tree burn is set for Saturday, Jan. 4, hosted by Londonderry Boy Scout Troop 521 and held at Mack's Apples near the farm stand on Mammoth Road. Scouts will collect trees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and monetary donations are also welcome. At dusk the bonfire will begin and refreshments will be available. The event began more than 20 years ago as an Eagle Scout project. Trees will not be accepted before the official date and time. All are welcome to attend.

Library hosts wood art program

Leach Library welcomes Stephen Carey with a presentation “Wood Art for the Average Woodworker and Hobbyist” on Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road.

Carey will offer information and tips on how to make unique wood art using average tools and supplies. He will have some of his work on display and explain the process. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Leach Library and is free and open to the public.

Filing period opens Jan. 22

Anyone wishing to sign up to run for open School Board positions can sign up beginning Jan. 22. The last day to file is Jan. 31.

There are two open positions, each for three years, up for election at the polls in March. To make arrangements to file, contact Mary Wing Soares, school district clerk at 603-247-1679. Soares will also be at the school district office on Friday, Jan. 31, 3 to 5 p.m. for final filing.



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