WINDHAM — Selectmen, as expected, voted unanimously, 5-0, this week to keep the skatepark closed.
Officials last September shut the skatepark in Griffin Park because of problems with skaters that included profanity, littering and refusal to wear helmets.
Selectmen gave proponents the chance to come up with a plan to supervise skaters and keep it open, but none emerged over the winter as the board requested.
Selectmen have directed recreation coordinator Cheryl Haas to remove and store the skatepark equipment.
There’s a possibility a skatepark might one day return. The board asked Haas to confer with proponents to consider alternative locations.
Pelham police warn of thefts
PELHAM — Police are warning about thefts from vehicles in neighborhoods around Old Gage Hill Road.
The thefts are happening at night. Purses, credit cards, GPS systems and loose change are among stolen items.
Police are asking people to lock vehicles and refrain from leaving valuables in them.
People who see suspicious activity should call police at 635-2411.
Celebrate poetry at Gale Library
NEWTON — Celebrate National Library Week at Gale Library with art and poetry in April.
Come see the works of talented Newton residents, both young and old. Several pieces of artwork by middle school students are already on display.
If you have artwork, photography, needlework, sculptures or anything that you would like to display, contact the library at 382-4691.
April is Poetry Month. The PoeTree will be set up in the children’s room, waiting for patrons to add their poems to the branches or to read those already there. Try the magnetic Haiku board. Make poems and Haikus by rearranging words until you have the perfect poem.
Open Mic Nite is Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Read poems, sing karaoke, or sing along with Pam and Rob. Come enjoy a good time either participating or being a good audience.