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Gayle Hedrington

March 23, 2009

Last Saturday night while watching the Biography Channel featuring a program that was featuring a Police Chief we heard sirens. At first, we thought it was coming from the TV but then blue lights went racing up Brighton Road. It was a first in the 32 years we lived here. According to witnesses, a truck was being chased by the State Police, but the chase ended when the vehicle disappeared after turning on Fletcher Road.


Ice Out Raffle

What day will the ice go out of Spectacle Pond? If you want to take a guess, buy a raffle ticket for $1.00 and put the date and time you believe the ice out will occur. Tickets benefit the Croydon Congregational Church’s Missionary Outreach. Winner will receive one-half of the proceeds. See any church member or stop at the town clerk’s office for tickets. Last date to purchase is April 1.


Spring Fling

The Croydon Historical Society is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a "Spring Fling" luncheon for two on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the Samuel Morse House. Tickets are $5.00 each and good for luncheon for two. Only 100 raffle tickets are available for sale. For more information or to buy a ticket call Cody Kangus at 863-3099, Barbara Kresse at 863-1449, Bert Smith at 863-4027 or Jane Dearden at 863-5353.


Outdoor News

Want to hunt Moose in New Hampshire this fall? You can enter the lottery and try your luck. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable) and are available online at or from any Fish and Game license agent. Deadline for entering the 2009 lottery is May 29, 2009. New Hampshire's moose hunt runs from October 17 to 25, 2009.

It is time to take down your birdfeeders. Bears wake up hungry and seek sunflower seeds. They are more nutritious than most foods found in the woods. Bears love black oil sunflower seeds.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is seeking volunteers to help stock millions of inch-long salmon fry (young salmon) into the Merrimack River basin, several rivers, and streams in the Upper Connecticut River watershed in northern New Hampshire, and the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire's Connecticut River watershed. Dates are April 7, 9, 14, 16, 28 and 30 and several dates in May. Visit or call (603) 352-9669 for more information.


Home Sales

Real estate appears to be on the upswing in Croydon despite the bad economy two homes sold in February, $111,240 - 97 Cash St, Croydon NH, and $184,000 - 70 Croydon Brook Rd, Croydon NH.


More of Betty’s Diary

My Papa bought me an awful pretty dress and Aunt Lucy has gone and packed it away with the others that are too good to wear and I have to go around looking awful homely. When I asked what good they’d do me, she said they’d be nice to show my children and grandchildren. I said according to what she said Papa had hard enough work to clothe us let alone my children and grandchildren and she said I was sassy. I’m afraid I don’t have a real Christian spirit towards Aunt Lucy. I hope she’ll never get disappointed for if she does we couldn’t stand it.

Aunt Lucy gave me some old dark homely aprons. I often told her I’d wash them myself if she’d let me wear little ones. Papa scolded Aunt Lucy so much she is going to let me wear my new clothes to church on Sunday. Papa also bought me a gold charm and pendent.


On The Cheap

Free talk "Downriggers and Trolling" on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. No pre-registration is required. The session is part of Fish and Game's spring series of free fishing talks by expert New Hampshire anglers.

At the talk, registered New Hampshire fishing guides Jason Parent and Travis Williams will introduce their innovative trolling tactics, techniques, and tools.


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