EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 30, 2014

Selectmen's chairman won't seek re-election

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SANDOWN — Selectmen’s Chairman Thomas Tombarello will not be seeking another term on the board.

Tombarello said he won’t be running for re-election in March because he wants to devote more time to his position as one of three Rockingham County commissioners.

“I want to focus on being a better commissioner,” he said.

Tombarello, 55, is completing his third term and sixth year as a selectman.

He was elected to the county commission in November 2012. Tombarello also served on the Planning Board and is the town’s electrical inspector.

He is an Essex County sheriff’s deputy in Massachusetts and a self-employed electrician.

Three seats are available on the five-member board. There are two three-year seats open and a single two-year position.

Selectman James Devine’s term is also expiring. The third seat has been vacant.

Cook or taste some chili Saturday

KINGSTON — The Kingston Veterans Club Auxiliary will hold its fourth Chili Cook-off Saturday, starting at 1 p.m., at 36 Church St.

The event is open to the public. The tasting fee is $5.

That’s also the entry fee. Chili must be delivered hot and ready to serve by 12:45 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit New Horizons Food Bank.

Call 642-3419 for more information.

Learn more about Common Core

KINGSTON — There will be a forum on Common core in New Hampshire schools tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 163 Main St.

Featured speakers will be Dr. Sandra Stotsky, an authority of English language arts standards, and Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute’s director of school reform.

Join the conversation. The event is free and open to all.

Take a chance on some tax help

HAMPSTEAD — The Friends of Hampstead Public Library have resumed their monthly raffles.

This month’s raffle is appropriate for the time of year — tax preparation time. H&R Block donated a $100 gift certificate, to be used for tax preparation services.

Tickets are available at the library front desk. Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5.

The winner will be drawn Feb. 11 at a Friends’ program with balladeer John Perrault, but you don’t have to be present to win.

Sign up for a benefit virtual golf event

ATKINSON — The fourth annual Atkinson Youth Baseball and Softball League Virtual Golf Tournament will be held Feb. 21 at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive.

The tournament will run from 4 p.m. to midnight, with play in two-hour increments. Prizes will be award to first, second and third place finishers.

There also will be raffles and all participants will receive a T-shirt.

Tickets are $50 a person, $200 a team.

Call or email Joanne Lakin at (617) 388-9203 or joanne.lakin@comcast.net.