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April 9, 2013

Watch for night work on I-93 in Salem

SALEM — The state Department of Transportation is doing night work this week at the new Exit 2 interchange on Interstate 93.

A concrete barrier will be installed in the southbound lane each night through Friday, reducing traffic to one lane. Construction will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Additional days of construction may be required, according to DOT.

Food Bank campaign winds down

MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Food Bank and Citizens Bank Foundation continue to cause much ado about “Nothing” throughout New Hampshire with the Nothing Campaign, which launched in March.

Now through Friday, cans of Nothing are available for purchase at grocery stores statewide to help support the Food Bank. Cans of Nothing are empty and represent the reality that so many people in New Hampshire face every day: hunger.

This year, the Food Bank will work with over 400 partner agencies, including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children’s programs, and senior centers, to distribute approximately 8.5 million pounds of food to more than 143,000 food insecure residents in New Hampshire.

“The Nothing Campaign will provide the extra push necessary to supplement incoming donations. Thus far, almost half the cans created for the campaign have been sold, equating to over 88,000 meals.

For more details about where to purchase cans, visit nothing.org/nh.

Salem GOP holds essay contest

SALEM — The Salem Republican Town Committee is calling for entries for this year’s essay contest. To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18 enrolled in a public or private school, or homeschooled, and a resident of Salem.

Win a $300 cash prize for an essay related to American governance. The essay topic this year is: “Why does our government regulate some things and not others – why can’t we ‘Live Free or Die?’”

The deadline for applications is May 30. The winner will be announced and asked to read his or her essay at the June 6 meeting of the Salem GOP at Kelley Library.

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