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Economic Development September 14, 2016

Town Crier for October 23

The Read Meet & Talk book club will discuss “Still Life with Breadcrumbs” by Anna Quindlen. The book club meets at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center  on Tuesday, October 25th   at 10:30.  Stay for a leisurely lunch afterward.

The Pittsfield Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7pm at the Community Center, lower level.  New members are always welcome – for more information, contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or

The Pittsfield School District Community Conversation Series will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6-7:5pm at the PES Café.  The topic of discussion will be: Exploring Competency-Based Education in Pittsfield’s Schools – How is CBE different from school as we knew it?   Why are we making this change?  All are welcome -come and learn about OUR school.  For more information, contact Susan Bradley at 435-6701 or

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the Town Hall on Thursday, October 27th from7:00pm – 7:30pm to make corrections and register new voters for the State General Election to be heldNovember 8, 2016.

Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Poinsettia Sale.  Order forms are available at the library through Nov. 7.  Plants will be ready for pickup at the library during the first week in December.

The Board of Selectman will be meeting with the Budget Committee to start reviewing the 2017 municipal budget on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6pm at the PES Library.

The PES PTO is sponsoring Trunk Or Treat on Friday, Oct. 28 at the PMHS Student Parking Lot.  Trunk entry is from 6-6:30pm (no entry after 6:30pm) and Trunk or Treat runs from 6:30-7:30pm.  Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Win a prize for best decorated trunk.  Win a prize for best costume. Candy donations welcome.

The Braiders of the Lost Art cordially invite you to attend our open house on Oct. 23 from 1-3pm at the Northwood Community Hall at the corner of Main and School Streets.  Braiders will be on hand to demonstrate and explain their passion for this old time craft.  Check out our Facebook page for more information on our guild.

The Pittsfield Conservation Commission will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7pm at the Town Hall.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop  will hold Drop-In hours Mon – Fri from 3-6pm.  A few highlights for the week include:  Mon- Board Games – LIFE;  Tues- Pumpkin Carving;Wed – Cooking Matters Class from3:30-5:30pm –   The youth will practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks, and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost, and tasty; Thurs & Fri- Haunted House Set Up.  Don’t forget to stop in on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8pm and go through the Haunted House..  For more information, contact Zach Powers or Paula Martel at 435-8272.

4-H Candy Bars are Here!!  Six flavors are available – milk or dark chocolate, caramel, crisp, and almond.  The bars are $1.00 each.  The candy bars are available from any Victory Workers 4-H Club member or leader or you may call Mark Riel at 435-6346 if you would like to purchase some.

The Pittsfield Fire Department is sponsoring the Secret Santa program.  This program assists approximately 200 children (ages birth – 14) in our community.  Toys, a warm outfit and any needed winter outerwear is provided to the children.  The program runs on donations – new, unwrapped toys or clothing can be dropped off at the fire station by Nov. 15.  Monetary donations (payable to Pittsfield Secret Santa) are gladly accepted also.  For more information, contact Kris at the Fire Dept at 435-6807.

Trick or Treat in Pittsfield is on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-8pm.

The PES Halloween Parade will be held on Friday Oct. 28 starting at 1:15pm – parade route is through the downtown area.

A very special Happy Birthday wish to my nephew, Jackson Riel on Oct. 25 – Happy 25th!!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Tim & Terry Riel on Oct. 27; Stacey & Kevin Wittenberg and Allison & Jim Buttafuocco on Oct. 28.

November 3 – Planning Board Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance

The Pittsfield Planning Board will hold public hearings pursuant to RSA 675:3, II, on four zoning ordinance amendments (numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4) proposed by the planning board. The time and place of each public hearing is Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00 PM, at the Pittsfield Town Hall, 85 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH. Copy of the full Notice Of Public Hearing Zoning Ordinance and all documents are located on the Planning Board page.

November 3 – Planning Board Public Hearing on Subdivision Regulations

The Pittsfield Planning Board will hold a public hearing on amendments to the board’s subdivision regulations and to the board’s site plan review regulations. The time and place of the public hearing is Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00 PM, at the Pittsfield Town Hall, 85 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH. Copy of the full Notice Of Public Hearing Subdivision Regulations and all documents are located on the Planning Board page.

Town Crier for October 2

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed., Oct. 5 at 6pm at the Community Center, lower level.  For more information, please contact Donna Keeley at

The American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 will meet on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:30pm at the Post Home, Loudon Rd.  For more information, contact Merrill Vaughan at 344-0264.

The Victory Workers 4-H Club will hold their first monthly meeting of the year on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:45pm at the Community Center, lower level.

The PES PTO will meet on Tuesday, Oct 4 at 6:30pm at the PES Library.  For more information, contact Lisa English at 340-4831 or

The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders will hold their monthly meeting on Wed, Oct. 5 at 7pm at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station.  For more information, visit their website at

Mark your calendars – on Wed, Oct. 12 at 7pm, the Historical Society will present “Cider – New Hampshire’s “Official” Beverage”.    Celebrate with us the history of cider in New England and our own local Cider Mill.  Laurie Houle will have films of the local mill in operation. Bring your favorite recipes, photographs and memories to share with other cider lovers.  Refreshments featuring cider will be served.  The meeting will be held at the Undercroft at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 50 Main Street.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 9-11am at the First Congregational Church.  Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes.  Everyone is welcome.  Please use the Chestnut Street entrance.  Monetary and product contributions are most welcome.  Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange for drop off.

On Tuesday, October 11 at 12:30 PM at the Senior Center – Dana Sansom, an Associate Professor at UNH for Horticulture Technology, will be teaching a flower arrangement class.  She will give ideas on how to make seasonal and beautiful flower groupings using silk and dried flowers.  If you have a small basket and items that you would like to use you can bring them to the class. Otherwise some items will be provided.  The demonstration is immediately after lunch so come in for lunch and stay for the class.

The Pittsfield School Board meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the PMHS Library.  The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting.

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop  will hold Drop-In hours each from 3-6pm.  A few highlights for the week include:  Monday – Board Games, Wed – Cooking Matters Class from 3:30-5:30pm –   Anne Dunn from The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will teach the basics of COOKING AND HEALTHY EATING in FREE Hands-On Cooking Classes. The youth will practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks, and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost, and tasty; Thursday – Arts & Crafts – Make your own T-Shirt Totes.  For more information, contact Zach Powers or Paula Martel at 435-8272.

Happy Birthday wishes to Laurie Vien on Oct. 3; to Alice Young on Oct. 6; and Leslie Vogt on Oct. 7.  Enjoy your special day!

Josiah Carpenter Library – October News

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai on Thursday, October 6th  between 7-8:30 pm at the library

Preschool story hour 10:00 am – 11:00 am October 13, 20 & 27 Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack.
Ages 2 – 5

Fall 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Celebration will be held at the Pittsfield community Center October 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Parents in the community have signed up 53 of their children aged 5 and under to participate in a state wide initative to read 1,000 boks before entering Kindergarten. Have you received your book bag, notebook and free book yet? Have you read 100 or more books? Registered participants are invited to a Curious George Birthday party celebration where parents and children who have read 100 books or more will be recognized. Storytime, craft and birthday cake included.

October 19 th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express Daycare to read stories from the library from10:00-11:00 am

Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.  Read More

Economic Development Plan

2016 Pittsfield Economic Development Plan FINAL (1.9 MiB)

Police Department Promote “See Something/Say Something” Campaign

In partnership with the U.S Department of Homeland Security and the State of New Hampshire, the Pittsfield Police Department is proudly participating in the “see something/say something” campaign.  It takes a community to protect a community.  Please report any suspicious activity to the Pittsfield Police Department, together we can keep our town safe.

myPittsfield Newsletter Now Part of Town Website

The first edition of the Pittsfield Community News was sent and is now a weekly feature of Formerly the myPittsfield News, the newsletter will continue to be sent to the previous subscribers. New subscribers can sign up here. The newsletter is only for community news and will be updated to include town news in the future.

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