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Lorie McClory

February 20, 2009

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on Feb. 20 in memory of Arnold Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Naomi Sanborn and families.


Meet your candidates

Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grantham Town Hall, lower level. Don’t miss this fun and informative evening moderated by Town Moderator Victoria Smith.

There are two contested races this year: Selectman: Harold Haddock Jr., Russell E. Lary, Simon J. Mayer; and Planning Board: Carl Hansen, Tanya McIntyre and Karen Ryan.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear their positions on town issues.

Although the other candidates are running unopposed, they may be on hand to give a brief bio and answer questions. They are: 


Trustee of Trust Funds: Don Noordsy
Trustee of Dunbar Free Library (two positions) Edward C. Jenik Jr., Tanya McIntire
Cemetery Trustee: no one filed.


School Board (two positions): Leslie Brown, Robert McCarthy
Moderator: Carl Hanson; Clerk: no one filed
Treasurer: no one filed.

Grantham Town Meeting will be held on March 10. Voting for officers and zoning amendments will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; deliberative session and voting on the budget will begin at 5 p.m.

Town Reports will be available March 3. Contact the Selectmen's Office with questions: 863-6021 or


Potluck March 7

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. March 7 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.


• Anne Goucher concludes her six-week lecture and exercise series at 6 p.m. Monday at The Center at Eastman. Cost is $10. Drop-ins encouraged. More information at 863-7659 or

• The ice skating rink located on Shedd Road is open every day. The March 1 skating party theme is Dr. Seuss's Birthday: drop your name in the raffle for a chance at winning some great books and trinkets (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). For more information, contact Activities Coordinator Laurie Field,

• Grantham artist JoAnn Pippin has an exhibit of New England landscapes and close-ups of nature at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Doctors Building, 3rd Floor Clinic, through the end of February.

• Food donations continue to pour in at the collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations will be brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for babies and toddlers with an adult, and at 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult.

• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• Adult volleyball at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Grantham Village School gym (Len Angelli at 603-398-4025 or

• Adult basketball at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Grantham Village School gym (Keith Grohbrugge at

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at

PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can be retrieved on the Archives page.

Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to to let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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