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April 11, 2013

Roller derby opens, helps rescue league

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — MANCHESTER — Salem Animal Rescue League will benefit when N.H. Roller Derby opens its season Saturday at the JFK Coliseum, 303 Beach St.

It’s a double-header: Nightmares on Elm Street against Granite Skate Troopers is at 5 p.m., followed by Rideau Valley and SFOD at 7 p.m.

The doors open at 4 p.m. People who bring something from SAL’s wish list will get $1 off the ticket price.

To see SARL’s wish list, visit sarlnh.org/Wish_List.html. To learn more about the roller derby, visit nhrollerderby.com.

Night work continues on I-93 at Exit 2

SALEM — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is doing night work associated with the construction of the new Interstate 93 Exit 2 interchange in Salem.

Weather permitting, the installation of portable concrete barrier and paving work along I-93 northbound will continue through Friday, April 19, from approximately 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. It’s anticipated this work will take eight nights to complete, although additional nights may be required.

Traffic on I-93 north will be reduced to one lane. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.

This work is part of the $41 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2.

Shaheen staffers in Windham Monday

WINDHAM — Members of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s staff will hold office hours at Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, on Monday, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Staff members will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans’ benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration and Social Security.

All area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 647-7500.

Kingston Town Hall closed for training

KINGSTON — Town Hall will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday.

Town employees will be receiving mandatory training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Atkinson residents, it’s time to clean up

ATKINSON — The Recreation Commission is sponsoring a townwide beautification week from Saturday through April 19.

The town is encouraging families to clean up neighborhoods and public spaces. Stop by Atkinson Community Center Saturday between 8 and 11 a.m. to pick up garbage bags, gloves and free bright yellow T-shirts. Shirts can also be picked up at Atkinson Community Center during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Hassan will speak at Chamber breakfast

WINDHAM — Gov. Maggie Hassan will discuss economic development at the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Economic Development Breakfast.

The event is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Castleton Event Center, Route 111.

The cost, which includes breakfast, is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information or reservations, call 893-3177.

Toy train enthusiast speaks at library

WINDHAM — A local toy train collector will speak at the next meeting of the Windham Historical Society at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road.

John Freeston, a member of the Train Collectors Association, has lived in Windham for nearly 40 years, and has owned toy trains for more than 60 years.

He will discuss his life-long interest in this hobby, which began with his grandfather’s vocation as an engineer. He now owns hundreds of trains and accessories. He will bring some of his favorites and answer questions.

All are welcome to this free program. For more details, call Mary at 898-5237 or Diane at 434-7196.