Town Crier

Town Crier for February 25

Winterfest will be held Sat, 2/24 – Fri, 3/2 during School Vacation.
Sun from 1-2pm- Wildlife Encounters at the Bicentennial Room, Community Center
Sun – 6:30 pm – Cookies & Mile PJ Storytime at the Bicentennial Room, Com Center (PJs encouraged).
Mon – 1—3 pm – Candy Bar Bingo at the Bicentennial Room, Com Ctr
Mon – 11-4 pm – Indoor Rock Climbing Trip (PYW), Cost $10
Wed – 11-5 pm – Escape Room & Mall Trip (PYW), Cost $10
Fri – 10-4 pm – Snow Tubing & Ice Castle Trip (PYW), Cost $15
Donations of food welcomed at all events to benefit PES Food 4 Kids

Sponsored by: Pittsfield Park & Recreation, Rotary, Carpenter Library, Suncook Valley Area Lions Club, Girls Scouts, Pittsfield PTO (PES) and Victory Workers 4-H Club

The Read, Meet & Talk Book Club will meet on Tues, Feb. 27 at 10:30 am at the Pittsfield Senior Center.

Save the Date, Mon, March 5 for Meet the Candidates Night. The event will be held at the PES Gym, 6 pm for refreshments and 6:30-8:30 for the event. All candidates running for a town or school position have been invited to attend and the public is invited to meet with them to ask questions and to hear why they would like you to vote for them. For more information, contact Pittsfield Listens at 312-0695 or info@pittsfieldlistens.org or Chamber of Commerce (Andi Riel) 435-6346 or pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com.

Pittsfield has been chosen as one of the communities in New Hampshire to participate in a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide distribution, installation and education grant program. Requirements: 1. Owner-occupied homes only (sorry, no rentals). 2.Children under 6 yrs old and/or adults over 60 yrs old residing in the home. To sign up for a Home Safety Inspection and Free Smoke and CO Alarms installed by a volunteer member of the Fire Department call 435-6807 or email dtyler@pittsfieldnh.gov.

If you enjoy seeing the beautiful flowers at the Town Hall and Police Station, please consider making a donation to help defray the costs of purchasing the plants and the maintenance of them. This project is organized and managed by a volunteer, Ted Mitchell. Please note in the check’s memo line “For Town Hall Flowers” and mail to Ted Mitchell, 77 Dowboro Road, Pittsfield.

A dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Wed, Feb. 28 at Dominick’s Pizza, Pasta & Things from 4-8pm. A modified dinner menu will be available and $2.00 from each entrée will be donated to the cause. Dominick’s will be assisting Parker Bolton and his “CHAD buddy”, Chichester Officer Phil Arnone raise funds for the Battle of the Badges challenge in mid-March. There will also be a raffle with donations from local businesses. Tickets are $1.00 each with the proceeds going to C.H.A.D.

Free movie night at Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Rd on Fri, March 2 at 6 pm. The movie “Ferdinand” will be shown – everything is free – Movie, popcorn, candy, and drinks.

The PES PTO is hosting “POP OPEN A BOOK” (Reading Across America) on Fri, March 16 at 5:30 pm at PES. There will be Special guest readers, light snacks, and crafts.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest comes to the Scenic Theatre, Home of the Pittsfield Players as part of their 50th anniversary season, March 9, 10 16, & 17, 2018. It is sponsored by The Iron Dragon of Pittsfield. Tickets are now available by ticketleap at www.pittsfieldplayers.com.

Pittsfield Youth Workshop is accepting Craft Fair Registrations for the 37th Annual Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally. Early bird special rates – for more information please contact Zach at 435-8272 or info@pittsfieldyouthworkshop.org.

Happy Birthday wishes to my favorite Sister-in-law, Terry Riel on Friday. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Police department public notice

The Pittsfield Police Department has reached a staffing level that currently will not allow us to continue 24/7 police coverage for the immediate future. Because of this shortage we will no longer have the ability to provide midnight coverage 7 days a week. We have been working with numerous outside agencies to maintain safety in our community to the best of our ability. Temporary agreements have been reached with outside agencies to cover emergency calls after we secure so our community will be covered.  However, response times will be longer than normal and non-emergency calls may have to wait until one of our officers returns to duty. We are working diligently on this situation and will do everything we can to provide continuity of police coverage for our community while we fill our vacancies and re-staff our department.

Respectfully,

Jeffrey M. Cain
Chief of Police