On Friday April 20, 2018 the Seabrook Elementary School unveiled four Mosaics that students and Artist Lizz Van Saun created to help celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Town of Seabrook. What a great program it was, with wonderful music and the unveiling of the four mosaics. Thanks to the School Board, Principal Stephanie Lafreniere, Assistant Principal Mark Dangora, and Music Teacher Katrina O’Brien for a wonderful event. Members of the Historical Commission, the Anniversary Committee, and the Board of Selectmen were on hand to enjoy the mosaics, and the entire program.
Seabrook lost a terrific person who impacted our community for many years as a Police Officer, Jim Cawley. Jim was a terrific person who we lost far too soon. Officer Jim Cawley was brought home to Seabrook, and his procession passed Seabrook Town Hall, the Seabrook Fire Department, and the Seabrook DPW. That procession had throngs of his friends and co-workers standing out of respect, and affection for Jim personally. Thanks to Fire Chief William Edwards, DPW Manager John Starkey, and Police Chief Gallagher and Lt. Kevin Gelineau for bringing Jim home in such a nice way. The Seabrook Board of Selectmen joined in making this statement to the media on Officer Cawley.
“Today’s display of respect and affection for him is indicative of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow police officers, firefighters and the many town workers who knew and admired him,”
The Seabrook Board of Selectmen were on hand Friday April 13, 2018 to help the Brown family to cut the ribbon as they re-opened Brown’s Lobster Pound after rebuilding the facility following a major fire. Brown’s Lobster Pound has been a Seabrook institution for decades, and the Brown family was determined to rebuild this great destination point despite the great challenges, and expense, of the effort. Congratulations to Mr. Bruce Brown and the entire family for the successful grand opening, which has produced a beautiful and modern facility designed to serve the massive customer base of Brown’s for many years to come. Thanks to Executive Councilor Russell Prescott for his attendance, and his kind words. Thanks to Governor Sununu, who sent a citation celebrating the re-opening.
The Board of Selectmen recognized and honored retiring Seabrook Police Officer Chet Felch for his long and distinguished career at yesterdays Board meeting. Congratulations and best wishes to Chet as he embarks upon a well deserved retirement.
The below is a short analysis of the passed 2018 warrant articles, giving the amounts by Department and category. The articles with no 2018 budgetary (tax) impacts have been omitted, including passed articles funded by utilization of fund balance, or by draws on existing capital funds. (Water search (capital funds) and Route 286 outfall pipe repair (Fund Balance.)
The Board of Selectmen, at their March 19, 2018 meeting, honored retiring Tax Collector Lillian Knowles with a Certificate of Appreciation for her 36 years of service to the Seabrook community. The Board wished her well, and noted that newly elected Tax Collector Michele Knowles will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Thank you Lillian Knowles!
Seabrook held the swearing in of new and returning elected officials Friday night. Congratulations to all those candidates who offered their ideas in the campaign, and best of luck to those candidates who won the very important seats working for the people of Seabrook!
The Seabrook election results are below. I have made the results, on the warrant articles, brief in description. I have attached the warrant below so that you can search for more detail on any article that you would like additional detail on. Congratulations to all the candidates!
The Seabrook Town election will be held tomorrow, Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the Seabrook Community Center as scheduled. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General have issued the below statement relative to postponing or rescheduling elections due to storm conditions:
Secretary of State William M. Gardner and Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the town elections scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, 2018:
As set forth in our memorandum to town officials issued on March 6, 2018, New Hampshire law does not contain a provision that authorizes any public official to postpone an election. Although town moderators may postpone deliberative sessions (in SB 2 towns) and the business meetings of the town (in towns that have adopted RSA 39:2-a) due to weather emergencies, the law does not authorize local or state officials to postpone the town elections. For most towns, tomorrow is the town election day and, therefore, cannot be postponed. In the event that a town is scheduled to have both its town election and its business meeting per RSA 39:2-a, only the business meeting of the town may be postponed.
The Attorney General’s Office will be operating its Election Day Hotline tomorrow. That number is (866) 868-3703. In addition, the Attorney General’s Office will be deploying roving teams to monitor and assist towns with implementing the changes to the same-day registration requirements established by Senate Bill 3.