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June 18, 2012

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KINGSTON — The Conservation Commission will host the Wild Kingston Photo Contest.

The contest is only open to amateurs. The categories are: wildlife, landscapes, and waterscapes and wild plants. Up to three photos may be submitted for each category.

Judging will be done in two age groups: youth (18 and under) and adult (19 and older). Prizes will be awarded during Kingston Days this summer. A juried exhibition will be on display at the new town library. For more information and contest rules, visit kingstonnh.org.

Child abuse prevention training

METHUEN — Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training will be held Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Methuen YMCA, 129 Haverhill St. Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Trainings are open to the public and may be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, schools, teachers, faith centers and other service organizations. Free to all. To register or learn more, contact the Methuen YMCA at (978) 683-5266 or www.mvymca.org.

Road repairs underway in Salem

SALEM — Road work is being done from Veterans Memorial Parkway to Cluff Crossing and Pattee Road to Hillcrest Road.

Milling began last week. The work is being done from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Utility employees will be working along that route during the daytime all this week. Night paving will begin Sunday.

Pelham VFW gets national award

PELHAM — The John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFW Post 10722 recently received a national community service award.

The presentation came with other awards for the VFW post at the state convention.

Both the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary combined for more than a half dozen awards recognizing youth activities, support for cancer research, involvement with the Voice of Democracy program and community activities.

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