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Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:05 am

SALEM — A crew from Dragon Mosquito will be in town next week to check for mosquito larvae.

The crew will use various insecticides if larvae are found during its check of swamps, marshes, woodlands, ditches, storm drains and other areas with stagnant water.

Mosquito spraying will be done this year at Salem High School, Woodbury School and the Field of Dreams. If Eastern equine encephalitis or West Nile virus are found, several locations — including local schools and parks — will also be sprayed.

Residents who do not want their wetlands treated may use Dragon’s no-spray online registry at or write to: Dragon Mosquito Control, P.O. Box 46, Stratham, 03885.

Residents should include their name, address, phone number and a description of their property with boundaries. Residents who want a free mosquito check of stagnant water should call 734-4144 or email

Questions may be also be directed to the Salem health officer at 890-2050. More information about the spraying is available in the health section of the town website,

Open houses are Saturday at Windham businesses

WINDHAM — Open houses are set for Saturday at four Windham businesses.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Thamer Photography Studios, 57 Range Road; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Therapeutic Massage of Windham, 46 Lowell Road; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Absolute Water System, 127 North Lowell Road; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sophisticakes, 25 Indian Rock Road.

The Community Development Department and Economic Development Committee are sponsoring the open houses.

Endowment aids Nesmith Library

WINDHAM — Windham Endowment for Community Advancement has donated $847 to Nesmith Library. The donation was through the Underhill-Levin-Gross library fund.

Vesta Roy program honors Carson

LONDONDERRY — Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, is being honored by the Vesta Roy leadership program for Republican women for excellence in public service.

The event is April 10 in Concord.

Pelham theater programs starting

PELHAM — Theater programs for children begin April 16 and 17.

Productions are of the “Wizard of Oz” and “Enchanted Attic,” with shows to be held in Sherburne Hall in June.

The cost is $145 per participant, $115 for additional family members. For more information, visit or call 635-2721.


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