Town Crier

Town Crier for April 21

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce is offering its annual $500 Scholarship to a deserving graduating Senior. Students from Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom & Pittsfield are eligible to apply. Our Chamber has been awarding Scholarships for the last 15 years to deserving matriculating area seniors. Our application may be found on our website. We are now accepting applications and will be until the 31st of May. Any applications received after that date will not be considered for the Scholarship. Applications should be mailed to the GPCC at PO Box 234, Pittsfield NH 03263. Please feel free to email questions to . We look forward to reviewing your application.…

Stand Up Pittsfield!  group has changed their meeting date to be the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the Media Center at PMHS.  The next meeting on May 14.

The PYW (Pittsfield Youth Workshop) is holding a Pasta Dinner on Wed, April 24 from 5-7:30pm.  Dinner will include your choice of pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.  All for $5.00 for Adults and $3 for Children under 12.  The wonderful youth of PYW will serve you (buffet style) and clean up after you!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  will be Saturday, April 27, 2019.  National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The last Take -Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.    Pittsfield Police Department is a permanent year-round prescription drug disposal site.

The Pittsfield Panthers Class of 2022 is hosting a CAR SHOW on Sun, May 5 at the PMHS Parking Lot.  Entry time begins at 8am and there is a $10 per car donation fee that includes ticket into door prize raffle. ALL makes and models are welcome.  For more information, contact

The Historical Society thanks the Pittsfield Trustee of Trust Funds for their second major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building.

The Historical Society is extremely pleased to thank John and Rosemary Kost for their major contribution towards its new headquarters and museum building

The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce, which includes Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood and Pittsfield, is sponsoring our 22nd Annual Multi-Town Yard Sale. The advertised times will be from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 31st, June 1st and 2nd. Participants choose if they participate one, two or all three days. Those wishing to hold yard sales/barn sales/garage sales at their home or business on this weekend, may register the address of their sale to be included in an online map and printable address list. Individual registration is a modest $7 to help cover advertising costs. Group or Multifamily locations pay a $12 registration fee, and have an enhanced listing. As always, the registration fee is waived for non profits. Donations to the Banner project (in Pittsfield) are always welcome for those wishing to add a few dollars to their registration.  Again this year, there is a community yard sale location at Dustin Park on Saturday June 1st, 8am-2pm. You must register to set up in Dustin Park. The same $7 registration fee applies. Anyone may register for the Dustin Park location regardless of their hometown. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m., and all items must be cleared from your designated space by 3 p.m. Restrooms will be available for those registered.  Any address in the seven member towns listed above may register their yard sale. Registration forms are available at Epping Well and Pump at 26 Main Street, PO, Library or online at and mailed to the Chamber at GPCOC, PO Box 234, Pittsfield, NH 03234.  Questions can be directed to

Preschool registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on May 8 from 9:30-12:30 p.m. If your child will be 3 years old by July 31 and you are a Pittsfield resident, your child is eligible to attend the PES preschool program. Please call the main office at 435-8432 to schedule an appointment.

The adult book club, Read, Meet, Talk will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday April 23rd at the Pittsfield Senior Center to discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

At the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St.on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 7 a.m., the customary Sunrise Service will be held in the sanctuary with breakfast immediately following (about 8 a.m.) in the vestry. The traditional Easter worship service will commence at 10:00 a.m. with special music by the Chancel Choir and JuBellation Handbell Choir. Come and worship at either service and join us for breakfast!  There is parking as well as a wheelchair accessible entrance at the rear of the church at Chestnut Street. For more information about any of these services, call the church office at 435-7471 and speak with Rev. Dave Stasiak.

Update on the Floral Park Cemetery Fence – This is a reminder from Carole Richardson that funds continue to be collected for the last phase of the Floral Park Cemetery Fence.  The estimate to complete the fence is $16,000, and there is currently $2,332.67 in the fund.  Checks can be made payable to the “Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund” and sent to the Pittsfield Town Hall, 95 Main Street, Pittsfield, N.H.   With Memorial Day fast approaching this would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one.  Thank you in advance for your continued support for this wonderful project.

The Pittsfield Historical Society, in conjunction with New Hampshire Humanities, will host the program: A Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes presented by Adair Mulligan.  She will explore the origins of cellar holes and what secrets they may hide.  See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape. This program is free and open to the public.  Please join us on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Historical Society, 13 Elm Street.

Save the date, Sat July 13 for Old Home Day.  The theme this year is CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  We are hoping for ALL organizations to participate in the parade this year!!

The Circle of Home & Family group will meet on Thurs, April 25 at 6:30pm (NOTE – NEW meeting time) at the Community Center, lower level.

The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club will meet on Tues, April 23 at 6pm at Main Street Grill.

Dogs must be licensed by May 1st each year under State Law RSA 466:1.  There are three ways to license your dog(s)- (for all cases we need record of the current rabies vaccination)-.  Come into the town hall and see the town clerk; Online through the town website: purple “dog licensing” icon under “E-Services” or By U.S. mail.  Questions- contact the Town Clerk at 435-6773 ext 15 or by email:

The PES Food 4 Kids Program is expanding! All of the food is donated to the program.  Students bring home a bag of groceries each Thursday. If your family could benefit from this, please contact Mike Curtin at 435-8432.

Happy Birthday wishes to Jeannette Engelmann on Wed; to Tracy Demers on Thurs; to Greg Martin on Sat and a Very Special Happy Birthday wish to my nephew, Nathan Fries on Fri.  I hope you all enjoy your special day.