---- — 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.
Rep. Bianca Garcia of Salem is chairman of the essay committee, assisted by last year’s winner, Rep. Joe Sweeney.
Applications and rules are available at SalemNHGOP.com.
Windham recruiting for Planning Board
WINDHAM — The Planning Board needs two alternates. Applications will be accepted until April 24.
Candidates will attend the meeting May 1 to take questions from the board. Letters of interest should be submitted to the Community Development Department, c/o Community Planner, P.O. Box 120, Windham, 03087.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Wood at email@example.com or 432-3806.
Sign up for hospice training
LONDONDERRY — Do you feel drawn to help people? Join a team of compassionate individuals who believe in helping people with a terminal diagnosis find quality, dignity, and comfort in their remaining days.
Training will take place on six consecutive evenings, starting May 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Amedisys Hospice of Londonderry is conducting the training at their office. Contact Valerie Arnista, volunteer coordinator, at 603-421-0414 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
It’s spring, join Mission Meltdown
SANDOWN — Say goodbye to winter and sweatpants; join Mission Meltdown for eight weeks, starting April 25 at Sandown Parks and Recreation.
The one-hour class is divided into two parts. Part one is 30 minutes of strength training, modified for every level. Part two is 30 minutes of Zumba.
It costs $60 for residents, $65 for nonresidents. Participants must be 16 or older. Sign up for the series or buy a punch card for any number of classes at $9 per class.
Visit sandown.us for registration form and payment information.