EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 8, 2013

Salem School Board hosts safety, security forum


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — The Salem School Board will hold a public forum regarding school safety and security on Monday at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the television studio at Salem High School.

The forum is open to parents of all students as well as interested citizens who want to learn more about current practices and also to share thoughts about improving procedures.

In light of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, the School Board and administrators want to explain current emergency procedures. Joining school district officials will be Chief Kevin Breen of the Salem Fire Department, and Deputy Chief Shawn Patten of the Salem Police Department.

Breen directs the community’s emergency operations and response. Patten is responsible for the school resource officers and their training. Both men can discuss training and response strategies and respond to questions and concerns.

Most of the time provided by this forum will be dedicated to hearing from parents and members of the public regarding concerns and thoughts about improving school safety practices and protocols.

Watch ‘Pooh’ at Hampstead Library

HAMPSTEAD — In honor of A.A. Milne’s birthday, Hampstead Public Library is taking a trip to the Hundred Acre Woods.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, come see “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.” Celebrate with the magical and heartwarming stories that have delighted families for generations.

This movie is suitable for adults and children of all ages. Feel free to pack a lunch or snack and bring it along for this wonderful “Brown Bag Matinée” movie.

The library is located at 9 Mary E Clark Drive.

Register for babysitter training by Feb. 1

WINDHAM – Windham Recreation is offering the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course for youths ages 11 to 13.

The deadline to register is Feb. 1.

Classes are Monday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The cost is $50. To register, call 965-1208.

Snowshoe by moonlight in Pelham

PELHAM – Moonlight Snowshoeing Hikes with Pelham Recreation begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Raymond Memorial Park, 35 Keyes Hill Road.

Trails will be lighted with candles. There will be a bonfire and snacks, too.

Bring snowshoes or rent them for $15.

For more information email recreation@pelhamweb.com or call 635-2721. Register online at webtrac.pelhamweb.com.

E. Hampstead church needs donations

EAST HAMPSTEAD — East Hampstead Union Church is now accepting donations of used jewelry, beads, watches, settings, etc. for a Jewelry Sale Jan. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 225 E. Main Street, Route 121A, just south of Route 111.

The sale will feature a diverse selection of costume, estate, and craft jewelry, as well as watches, and other items of interest.

The church is an interdenominational Christian fellowship serving the community since 1897. Donations and proceeds benefit the Operating Fund.

Searles hearing

is set for Monday

WINDHAM – Selectmen will hold a hearing Monday, Jan. 14, on a proposal to spend more than $100,000 for renovations to the Searles School and Chapel building off Range Road.

The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Development offices, 3 North Lowell Road.