EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 12, 2013

DMV officials: Make sure to use official website

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — CONCORD — New Hampshire residents renewing their driver licenses online should take care to ensure the site they are on is “An Official State of New Hampshire Government Website” (located at the top right-hand corner of the site) and avoid unofficial sites that charge extra fees, DMV director Richard C. Bailey Jr. said yesterday.

“People should be sure to enter the exact web address that is listed on their renewal notification letter in the web address line, not on a search line,” Bailey said. “If they do a web search to find it they might not reach the official DMV site.”

To reach the New Hampshire DMV, go to dmv.nh.gov.

“The fee for a five-year operator-only driver license renewal is $50. There are no additional charges for renewing a license online.” Bailey said. “Anyone who reaches a website that imposes additional charges should exit that site immediately. These sites don’t offer anything that the official DMV website doesn’t provide for free.”

Anyone with questions about online renewal can call 227-4020 or email NH.onlineDL@dos.nh.gov.

Middle-school dance is Friday night

PLAISTOW — The Knights of Columbus will be holding the fourth Middle School Dance of the school year for children in sixth through eighth grades on Friday.

The dance is held at St. Luke’s Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels) on Route 121 near the Haverhill/Atkinson line. The dance runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The admission cost is $5 and there is also a concession stand. The children are expected to show up in proper attire (school type rules apply). If dance is canceled if school is at Timberlane.

The dance is well chaperoned with 20 or more adults and there is also a policeman on duty inside the dance. If you have any questions about the dance, email Peter of the Knights at pmrpjs6@hotmail.com.

Franklin re-enactor comes to Londonderry

LONDONDERRY — On Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., Leach Library will host founding father Benjamin Franklin as he is brought vividly to life by historical re-enactor J.T. Turner.

Turner is a professional actor, director, voice-talent and a veteran of more than 140 stage productions, with credits in film, radio and television. For more than 26 years, Turner has been bringing his unique talent and humor to audiences around the area with his professional storytelling, seminars and public speaking engagements.

In this one-man show, Turner recreates the rich and colorful life of Franklin, one of the world’s greatest statesmen and authors. Weaving a tale of history and humor, he will recount his life from his youth in Boston through his days as a printer in Philadelphia, and then his years as an inventor, philanthropist and revolutionary.

This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Atkinson Democrats to elect officers

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., to elect town Democratic officers and delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 2013 midterm and 2014 state convention.

Local Democratic Committee officers and delegates have a vote at the annual conventions, to approve the party platform and vote on other matters that come before the conventions.

There is no cost to attend the caucus, and it is open to all members of the public. Any registered Democrat, regardless of past political experience, can run for an officer or delegate position.

Atkinson has six delegates, the four officers and two at-large delegates.

Atkinson Republicans to meet Feb. 28

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Republican Committee will be hosting their first meeting of 2013 at Kimball Library on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Committee members will be elected for two-year terms.

Sen. Chuck Morse, R-Salem, will discuss a bill to legalize gambling in New Hampshire. For more information, email Gene at gene@atkgop.org.