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Gayle Hedrington

February 8, 2010

* Updated Feb. 21

*Updated Feb. 11

* Updated Feb.21 -  Voting for Town officers & Warrant "9th day of March 2010, at 11:00 o’clock in the forenoon, (polls not to close earlier than 7:00 o’clock in the afternoon), to act upon Article One; and to meet at the said Hall on Saturday the 13th day of March 2010 , at 9:00 o’clock in the forenoon to act upon remaining warrant articles." See the Warrant on the Croydon Town website for appropriating  $371,339.

* Updated Feb. 11 - The Historical Society Meeting scheduled for Feb. 13 is now going to be on Saturday, Feb. 20. 

The Croydon Historical Society's business meeting is on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 p.m. in the Croydon Town Hall. The activities meeting  will meet on another date, not yet determined.

This year's Town Meeting Book is dedicated to Bert Smith, who passed away this past September. I couldn't think of a more fitting tribute, Bert always made his presence and opinions known at all of the Town Meetings. He is missed.

The Annual Budget Hearing for The Town of Croydon is Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm in the Selectmen’s Office.

Speaking of Town Meeting, registration is closed for the Town and School Officers. If you want to run for a office you will need to run as a write-in candidate. Voting is on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm in the Croydon Town Hall for officers. The Annual Town and School Meetings are on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Town Hall.

Town Officers

1 Moderator-.2 year term - Willis Ballou

1 Selectboard Member-3 year term - John Clements

1 Trustee of Trust Funds and Cemeteries-3 year term - Bap Kresse

1 Supervisor of the Checklist-6 year term - Lawrence Rawls

Patti Lusier is stepping down from Supervisor of the Checklist an office she has held for years. Thank you Patti for all the years of service.

School Officers

School Board member-3 year term - Meshial Wittasek and Gayle Hedrington

School Moderator-1 year term Willis Ballou

School Secretary-1 year term Kim McKinney

School Treasurer-1 year term

Linda Schultz is stepping down from her position on the Croydon school board . Thank you Linda for all your service. It is not one of the easiest offices.

As you can see I am running for a position on the school board, because of this I will not report on the meetings. However I will give dates and times for meetings and the agenda when available. Minutes from the meeting should be available from the SAU.

Projected tuition rates for the 2011 school year are:

Elementary School (grades 4-6) $11,068.00

Middle School (grades 7-8) $11,606.00

High School (grades 9-12) $14,404.00

Please note there is a Budget Hearing scheduled for Feb. 20, 2010 although I do not have the time as of this writing. Look for more information next week.

Police Chief Richard Lee reports he is working on a 429-page manual that spells out police policy and procedures that will be available for Croydon residents to view. The only portion that is not available to the public is a section on tactical procedures.


This and That

Happy Birthday to Linda Schultz and Ben Platt, both Linda and her son Ben have birthday on Feb.14.

The Croydon Historical Society’s business meeting is on Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 p.m. in the Croydon Town Hall. The activities committee is meeting at 9:30 to get the years events in order.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game is seeking volunteers for Hunter Education Instructors. The course emphasizes core hunting ethics, safe practices, responsible gun handling, and knowledge of firearms and ammunition. Students also learn about wildlife identification, conservation and the role of the hunter in wildlife management

Interested parties can download an application at:


On The Cheap

94th Newport Winter Carnival Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010.

The Hunt will start at the Gazebo on the Newport Common at 6:00 pm; Register your team( 4 people) at Newport Rec on Belnap Avenue, Newport. You will need a digital camera.

The event is sponsored by the Newport Recreation Department and Prizes will be awarded.

You can find a list of all Winter Carnival Events at

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day and that the day finds you surrounded by love.


Please contact me with your information, news, announcements or just to say hello at Have a great week.

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