---- — SALEM — Selectmen seek six residents to serve on the town’s new Casino Advisory Committee.
Committee members will be asked to determine how much estimated revenue the town would receive if expanded gambling were allowed at Rockingham Park. They would also be asked to study how the town should spend revenue from expanded gambling.
Committee members would report their findings to selectmen and make recommendations as well. The committee would meet at least twice a month, with the first meeting to be held in early March.
Applications must be submitted applications to the town office by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Applications are available at Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, and on the town’s website at townofsalemnh.org.
Interviews with selectmen are tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the upper-level conference room at Town Hall.
SALEM — Selectman Everett McBride will present an overview of the town warrant at the Salem Republican Town Committee’s meeting Thursday at Kelley Library.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. McBride will explain the default budget and the articles on the warrant as amended at the deliberative session Saturday.
The committee meets at the library on the first Thursday of the month. Anyone is welcome to attend.
More information is available at SalemNHGOP.com.
complete ice rescue training
Stephen Coonrod of the Salem Fire Department and Garrett Gelineau of the Hampstead Fire Department joined more than 40 firefighters from all over the state for an ice rescue training program at Lake Sunapee and Half Moon Pond.
Training included work on ice and in the water. Participants trained to develop and implement procedures for recognizing the unique hazards associated with ice rescue, identifying ice characteristics, the operation of surface support equipment used in water or ice rescue operations, recognizing and dealing with a victim’s hypothermia and the safe entry and exit of divers into the water through an ice hole.
The training was conducted by the New Hampshire Fire Academy to increase the capability of New Hampshire’s fire and emergency services.
Heating fuel and electricity assistance are still available for residents of Rockingham County, according to Southern New Hampshire Services.
Fuel assistance is available to renters as well as homeowners, with eligibility determined by family size and gross household income.
To schedule an application appointment, contact the closest Community Action office. In the Derry area, call 965-3029. In the Salem area, call 893-9172.
station takes oil
NEWTON — The town transfer station is now accepting used motor oil.
Residents with questions about bringing motor oil should speak to the attendant at the transfer station.
to Derry next week
DERRY — Derry Public Library will host folklorist and storyteller Rebecca Rule, presenting her program “That Reminds Me of a Story” on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m.
Rule has collected stories about what’s special about New Hampshire for more than 15 years, and includes many of them in her new book, “Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A NH Dictionary (Kinda).”
She recently received an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and contributions to New Hampshire. Her work in Berlin collecting stories of the mills, logging, and the Androscoggin Valley reinforced her idea that New England stories need to be preserved and shared.
In this program, Rule will tell some of her favorites (especially the funny ones) and invite audience members to tell some of their own.
Call the library at 432-6140 for more information.