ALERTS: Town Hall CLOSED, Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th. The Transfer Station will be CLOSED, Monday, May 30th. Monday's rubbish will be picked up on Tuesday's the 31st.

Chris Herren Comes to Seabrook

I am looking forward to a visit to Seabrook by Chris Herren, speaking to our kids about drug addiction, and giving them lessons drawn from his very significant life story. He is an inspirational speaker, and I am looking forward to hearing this exciting presentation. The event will be at the Seabrook Recreation Community Center on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Register for event at Seabrook Recreation Center.

The media coverage of the Chris Herren visit.

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Merrimack Valley Credit Union Comes to Seabrook

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen welcomed the Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union to Seabrook with a ribbon cutting that displayed the great new facility that was recently completed. Congratulations and thank you for the investment to CEO Peter Matthews and his team, and we look forward to a long and successful presence in Seabrook.

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IHOP Ribbon Cutting

It was a pleasure to join the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Selectmen at the ribbon cutting for the new IHOP that has opened in Seabrook. Thanks to the Chamber for a great event, and thank you to IHOP for making the investment in Seabrook.

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Video of American Legion Citizen of the Year Award to Margaret Fogg

At the July meeting of the Board of Selectmen Margaret Fogg was honored as citizen of the year by the Seabrook American legion and the Board. Margaret has truly been an “outstanding citizen,” with a long list of contributions to the Town of Seabrook. The Legion and the Board of Selectmen offered this award and recognition of a lady who has epitomized what public service is. Thank you, and congratulations to Margaret Fogg.


Rockingham Community Action Opens New Building in Seabrook

Rockingham Community Action cut the ribbon on their new building in Seabrook this week. This beautiful new building will bring the Head Start program to Seabrook, with new and modern class space, new and expanded space for the Women, Infants and Children Program, the Fuel Assistance Program, educational and employment counseling, and a modernized food pantry. Thank you to the terrific staff, and the leadership at the CAC, which had the vision to create this wonderful new facility.

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Congratulations George Penniman, Volunteer of the Year

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen recognized resident George Penniman for his strong support of the Seabrook Recreation Department and its programs by awarding him the Volunteer of the Year citation. The Board thanked George for his coaching time, as well as his financial support for the Programs. Congratulations and a big thank you to George for all that he does for our kids.

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The media coverage of the Volunteer of the Year award.


Congrats to Theresa Doane, Awarded the Boston Post Cane

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen, on Monday August 15, 2016, awarded Theresa Doane the Boston Post Cane, in recognition of her being the oldest resident of Seabrook New Hampshire. Theresa gave the Board and audience some terrific remarks, and her presence was a delight for the Board and attendees of the meeting. Congratulations Theresa.

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Media coverage of the Boston Post Cane award.

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Tales of Old Seabrook-Old Home Day Presentation

Seabrook, N.H. – “Tales of Old Seabrook” (1636- 1956) is the subject of this year’s Annual Old Home Day slide show be presented on August 15, 2016.

The program consists matching the Society photos to written materials from years past (diaries, newspaper articles, journals, and records of country stores, business records, town records, church records, court records. In addition to Seabrook organizations, such as Atlantic Cornet Band, Grand Army of the Republic, and the 1915 Club.
Over 80 slides will be shown, which include old buildings, landmarks and roads in all section of town – Crowtown, Route 1, Seabrook Village, Farm Lane, Walton Road, Smithtown, South Seabrook and Seabrook Beach.

It will also show members of many old time Seabrook families –Beckman, Boyd, Bragg, Brown, Chase, Cilley, Dow, Eaton, Felch, Fogg, Fowler, Gove, Gynan, Knowles, Locke, Perkins, Philbrick, Rowe, Sturgis, Walton, Weare, and many more.

The program will be held at the Seabrook Recreation Center on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 7 p.m. A donation of $5.00 for adults and $2 for children will be collected at the door to help defray the cost of this program.


Portsmouth Regional Hospital Comes to Seabrook

The Board of Selectmen welcomed Portsmouth Regional Hospital to Seabrook this week to announce the placement of a full service Emergency Room in Seabrook, in partnership with Waterstone Development. This is a terrific development for Seabrook, bringing vital medical services into the community, 45 new jobs to start, and substantial tax revenue. My thanks to Dean Carucci of Portsmouth Regional Hospital and the folks at Waterstone Development. From the joint press release from the Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seabrook ER, a freestanding ER for the communities of Seabrook, Hampton and Hampton Falls in New Hampshire and Amesbury and Salisbury in Massachusetts will be located at 603 Lafayette Road, at the Intersection of Route 1 and Route 107, in Seabrook, New Hampshire. “The Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital have mutually committed to address the critical need for a convenient local healthcare access point close to major arteries such as Interstate 95 and Route 1,” stated William Manzi III, Seabrook town manager. “The freestanding Seabrook ER will also provide needed employment for the area and will continue Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s tradition of quality patient-centered care for the communities it serves,” stated Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital CEO. “We hope to create an estimated 45 new healthcare jobs with this project,” Carucci continued. Key Features: 24/7/365 Freestanding Emergency Room Fully integrated department of Portsmouth Regional Hospital Approximately 10,000 square feet Fully integrated department of Portsmouth Regional Hospital Approximately 10,000 square feet Approximately 10 emergency room bays, including a fully equipped Trauma bay Separate pediatric waiting area, triage, and a dedicated bay State of the art imaging, including CT, Ultrasound, and Radiology Covered ambulance entrance for patient drop-off/pick-up and EMS lounge Portsmouth Regional Hospital will provide a tax base for the Seabrook community Seabrook ER will employ 45-50 people (approximately 43 FTEs) Seabrook ER will be staffed by experienced professionals, including emergency nurses and board certified emergency care physicians Located at 603 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874 at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 107 in Seabrook Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a Chest Pain Accredited Hospital and Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center Vital information for heart patients will be able to be transmitted to the Seabrook ER, just as EMS crews would do at PRH Patients needing to be admitted to an inpatient bed will be transported to the main campus with seamless care handoff to our excellent intensivist and hospitalists Anticipate opening in the summer of 2017.

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The press coverage of the announcement by the Town of Seabrook and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.


The Seabrook Water Restriction Ordinance

I have attached the Seabrook Water Restriction ordinance passed by the Board of Selectmen on July 7, 2016. (The text is also below)

The ordinance was necessitated by severe drought conditions, as well as by a winter that did not fully replenish our well system. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Seabrook Water Department at 603-474-9921 or the Town Managers office at 603-474-3252.

This post has been amended on Monday July 11, 2016, as the Board of Selectmen, in Special Session, further amended the water restriction ordinance by allowing the full watering of gardens on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Board also specifically excluded the non-commercial washing of cars. Those changes are reflected below.

Emergency Water Ban Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that the Seabrook Board of Selectmen, in their capacity as the Board of Water Commissioners, intends to formally adopt the following emergency ordinance regulating the excessive use of water at its meeting on July 7,2016 pursuant to the powers granted in Seabrook’s Municipal Water System Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), the Seabrook Home Rule Charter and the Revised Statutes of the State of New Hampshire, as amended:

WHEREAS, there exists in the Town of Seabrook (the “Town”) drought conditions which have created a critical situation for the water systems ability to meet peak summer demand; and

WHEREAS, an adequate supply of water is necessary for the public health and safety; and

WHEREAS, the Town’s Board of Water Commissioners are charged with promoting the implementation of prudent and effective water conservation measures, protecting the health and safety of consumers, protecting the Town’s source waters and safeguarding the public water supply; and

WHEREAS, under the current drought conditions, restrictions on the use of Town water for secondary purposes are necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare;

THEREFORE, be it enacted pursuant to Section 6:5 of the Ordinance “Curtailment of Use”:

PROHIBITION OF THE EXCESSIVE USE OF WATER

1. The use of Town water in excess of current uses and amounts by persons, firms, or corporations is hereby prohibited, and the use of Town water outside of the primary domicile or place of business other than for drinking, cooking, and hygienic reasons is prohibited. Specifically prohibited is the filling of swimming or wading pools, the non-commercial washing of cars, the watering of lawns, trees, shrubbery, or gardens (except gardens operated for commercial purposes) and the utilization of irrigation systems in that use. The ordinance allows, as an exception, the use of “water buckets” only to provide water for non-commercial gardens, except on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, when normal watering will be allowed (for vegetable gardens only) between the hours of 7:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Exception is also made for water used in the maintenance of livestock.
2. Upon notification of a violation of this ordinance the Seabrook Water Department shall have the authority to investigate the alleged violation and reserves the authority to terminate water service, pursuant to Sections 6.7 and 6.8 of the Ordinance, in the event that a violation is found to have occurred. Said water supply will remain turned off until the Water Department or Board of Water Commissioners are satisfied that the violation will not continue or recur.
3. The Board of Water Commissioners reserves the right to pursue additional legal action against violators of this ordinance to include injunctive relief, a cease and desist order, civil penalties, and criminal prosecution pursuant to Sections 12.10 – 12.12 of the Ordinance, where it is deemed appropriate.
4. There shall be, in addition to any other penalties provided by law a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for each separate violation of this ordinance.
5. This ordinance shall be effective until October 1, 2016 or as may be determined by the Board of Water Commissioners in consultation with the Water Superintendent.
6. If any provisions of this ordinance or any portion of such provision or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the remainder of such provision and the application thereof to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.