---- — SALEM — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the opening of the new temporary southbound on-ramp at the Exit 2 interchange with Pelham Road and Interstate 93. Work crews anticipate opening the ramp on Friday, weather permitting.
Construction operations will require motorists traveling on Pelham Road eastbound to be in the right lane while traveling towards the intersection in order to access I-93 southbound.
Motorists traveling westbound will need to be in the left lane to access I-93 southbound. Both of these traffic movements are the opposite of what is currently in place.
The new on-ramp will merge with I-93 south of the new interchange instead of the current location north of the existing bridge.
Message boards and new signing along Pelham Road will be in place to assist motorists with the new traffic configuration. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.
This work is part of the I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2. The general contractor for the $41 million project is George R. Cairns and Sons Inc., of Windham.
Sanborn students are ready to help out
KINGSTON — Sanborn Regional High School’s Class of 2014 is going to continue the Sanborn tradition of giving back to the community during the annual Community Day of Caring.
Anyone from Fremont, Newton or Kingston can call the high school if they have any jobs big or small that can be attended to by students of the senior class. There are more than 180 students in the senior class.
If you need some wood stacked, fall cleaning, yards raked, furniture moved, porches and basements cleaned, or other tasks; call the school at 642-3341, and leave a message for Mr. Moore about the Day of Caring or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Chamber honors award winners
SALEM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will recognize the winners of its sixth annual Hidden Jewel Awards at a luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The winners are Elsie Talanian, Mother of Pearl Award; Nicole Dill and Crystal Napoli, Diamond in the Rough Award; Gretchen Meisner, Sapphire Award; Sue Desjardins, Emerald Award; Madeline Berni, Ruby Award; Sandra Dennehy, Pink Diamond Award.
The awards, presented in conjunction with Salem Cooperative Bank, honor the area’s most priceless women — women who are “precious gems,” according to the Chamber. They are women who have excelled in their field, defined their role through their initiative and achievement, and established a record of leadership and involvement.
The awards will be presented at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club & Event Center at 210 Howe St. in Methuen. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.
Tickets are $25 per person and available by calling 893-3177 or online at email@example.com
Sununu will speak to Derry GOP
DERRY — The Derry Republican Town Committee will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Halligan Tavern, 32 West Broadway.
The featured speaker will be Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, followed by a brief business meeting
Light refreshments will be served.
Sign up for Parenting & Play Group
SALEM — Families with young children in the greater Salem area are invited to a free Parenting & Play Group on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 171 Zion Hill Road.
This session of the popular Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 program will introduce moms, dads, family care-givers and their children to the fun and educational activities enjoyed by families every week.
Limited space is available for this session. Families can secure a spot by registering at salemfamilyresources.org, and by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 898-5493.
Flu shot clinics for seniors in Atkinson
ATKINSON — The Atkinson Senior Fund will be conducting their annual senior flu shot clinic on Oct. 16.
The clinic will be held at Atkinson Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to noon.
The cost of the shot is covered by Medicare and many insurance companies. The cost of the shot without insurance is $31.99.
Atkinson Congregational Church is located at 101 Main St.