The Seabrook Library will be hosting an event tonight Thursday May 7th at 6:30 p.m. by Dr. Ann McClellan on the popularity of Sherlock Holmes. Looks like a very interesting presentation, and there will be light refreshments served. Hope to see you there.
(Not So) Elementary,
My Dear Watson
The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes
Presented by Dr. Ann McClellan
The Seabrook Library will be having a big book sale this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at 9:00 am and running through 2:00 p.m. Some terrific titles available. Come on down and get your summer reading books at great prices! The Seabrook Library is located at 25 Liberty Lane! Hope to see you there.
The Board of Selectmen, at their April 20, 2015 meeting, honored and recognized Police Officer Justin Murphy for bravery in the line of duty for actions while on a mutual aid call in Salisbury. Police Chief Bitomske and Deputy Chief Gallagher were on hand to add their recognition, and words of appreciation as well. We had an opportunity to live stream the event using the “Periscope” technology that we have been using occasionally. That video is below. Congratulations Officer Justin Murphy.
The Seabrook Board of Selectmen honored Adeline Rita Caruso at the meeting of April 20, 2015. The Board recognized Adeline for a lifetime of achievement, and noted that she is the oldest Seabrook resident. Congrats to Adeline! We used the “Periscope” technology to send out a live feed of this presentation, which is posted below.
The Historical Society of Seabrook will proudly sponsor the NH Humanities Council program The Creep of Surveillance: From “Big Brother” to Mom and Dad on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 6:30 pm at the Seabrook Library, 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, NH. The program is presented by David Mackey, Professor of Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University.
Technology has been used to monitor offenders, consumers, workers, students, and even children. This same technology has enabled law enforcement and other agents of social control to uncover a range of information and behavior that previously went undetected. This presentation explores the expanded use of technology for monitoring people’s compliance, performance, and even personal legitimacy. The legal, social, and ethical implications are also discussed.
The program is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Seabrook Library at 474-2044.
The Town of Seabrook this week utilized the brand new technology called “Periscope”, which is a live video feed sent out through the “Periscope” app, currently available only on IOS devices. While the technology is new and there are not a whole bunch of users just yet I can say that I see real potential for some positive utilization for Town government. The app will actually let you ask real time questions, which can be answered by the folks doing the video. I hope to be able to bring some interesting live feeds out with Periscope, and I hope that we are able to get a little bit of interaction with residents as well. For now we are taking the technology for a test drive. Our first effort was “Five Minutes With the Chief” with Fire Chief Bill Edwards. I have uploaded the video to You Tube, so that we are able to show what went out live over Periscope. If you have any ideas for what might be an interesting use of the technology please drop me a line.
The voters of Seabrook passed four collective bargaining contracts this past election cycle. These agreements were negotiated over the course of the past year, with a clear mandate from the Board of Selectmen that health care cost sharing be a part of any new agreements. These agreements accomplished that very important goal for all four unions. It is important to note that the Board themselves actively participated in these negotiating sessions, and we managed to do one years worth of negotiating without having the expense of legal counsel. Congratulations to everyone involved, including our partners in organized labor representing the men and women who work so hard for our community. The Board signed all four contracts last Friday, which is pictured below.
Just a note of congratulations to all of those newly elected last Tuesday. It is gratifying to see so many good people willing to offer their service to the residents of Seabrook. I look forward to working with all!