News Digest

Brookline Public Library

to have Open House

BROOKLINE – Members of the community are invited to join the staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Brookline Public Library for their Open House on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Our theme this year is “Celebrating Community,” and we will have several ways to learn about and support the volunteer efforts of the many community organizations that help make Brookline a great place to live.

Learn about all the services and resources offered by the library. A great selection of books, audio books and magazines is enhanced with online services like NH Downloadables, public computers for research and homework, copy, print and fax services and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Get to know the volunteer organizations that contribute to our great community and learn how you can help. Bring a donation for the Brookline Food Pantry or for the Lions Club Back to School Supply Drive, which is looking for school supplies as well as socks and underwear for kids.

Public hearings set to review state DOT 10-year plan

Pursuant to RSA 228:99 and RSA 240, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is composed of the five executive councilors and the commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, announces that public hearings will be held to review and receive input on the update of the State’s 10 Year Transportation Improvement Plan (2019-28).

The purpose of these hearings is to receive public comments/testimony on transportation projects and priorities included in the draft 2019-28 10-Year Transportation Improvement Plan as recommended by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to GACIT. Those not able to attend the meetings can submit written testimony within 10 days of the completion of the hearings. (no later than Nov. 6, 2017 at 4 p.m.)

Copies of any documents related to the 10-Year Transportation Improvement Plan will be available for review on the NHDOT website prior to the first hearing: or contacting the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance at the Department of Transportation, by calling 271-3344.

Written Comments should be addressed to: William E. Watson, P.E., Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance New Hampshire Department of Transportation, John O. Morton Building, 7 Hazen Drive P.O. Box 483, Concord, N.H. 03302-0483.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact Sharon Allaire, 271-3344, NHDOT, P.O. Box 483, Concord, N.H. 03302-0483 – TDD access: Relay N.H. 1-800-735-2964.

The projects developed through the 10-Year Plan process will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Upcoming public hearing dates:

• Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., at Merrimack Town Hall – West Wing, Matthew Thornton Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road.

• Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at Bedford Cable and Meeting Room, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford.

• Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., at Peterborough Town Hall, 1 Grove St.

Local meetings broadcast

live for Sept. 14-19

This week on BCTV, channel 22 will be a live meeting of the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:45 a.m. and a live broadcast of the Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting Also, visit our website to view the live stream of all three BCTV channels – 16, 22 and 23.

Be sure to check out the variety of programming airing on channels 16 and 23. You will find talk shows, local town events, political programs, outdoor recreation, cooking shows, music shows, lectures, history programs and much more on channel 16. On channel 23 you can watch sporting events and educational programs. Don’t forget if you missed a program or a live meeting you can watch it on demand by visiting You can also find programs and broadcast times for all three BCTV channels (16, 22 and 23) by visiting our website or by calling the station at 472-8288.

Also, DVD and USB copies of the 2017 Bedford High School graduation along with previous year graduations can be ordered by emailing BCTV at Copies cost $20 each.

Featured artist bio for Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Show

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Nature Center is hosting its 37th annual Fall

Festival & Art Show from 11 a.m.-5 pm. Sept. 23 and 24. This year’s featured artist is Heather Crowley of East Kingston.

Art has always been an integral part of Crowley’s life, even though she has no formal training. She grew up surrounded by easels and paint brushes while her mother taught numerous art classes out of her childhood home. Trained as a physician, she chose pathology as a specialty after being drawn to the beautiful world she experienced under the microscope’s lens. To deal with the stress of her career, Crowley turned to yoga and daily meditation. Unexpectedly, these methods of self-exploration led her to realize she needed to make more time and space in her life to explore her creative path. So in 2009, she left her pathology practice of six years for a part time position with another group in order to do just that.

Crowley has found that the process of creating is meditation for her. Multiple washes and dry brush work bring the natural world to life in bright colors in her traditional watercolors and mandalas. She believes our modern lives have become so overfilled with technology and multitasking that we seem to take for granted the beauty that is all around us. She hopes her artwork will serve as a vehicle to remind us and reawaken us to the beauty and mystery of nature and spirit.

The Beaver Brook Annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show will be held at Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road. Free admission. Submissions of artwork accepted: Sept. 15-18. (Visit the website for drop off times.)

For more information, call 465-7787 or visit