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February 14, 2014

Candidates to have their say at forum Thursday

With election season in full swing, the town will host its annual Candidates Night Forum at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

As in the past, candidates running in town and school district offices will congregate at Town Hall for the forum, which is broadcast live over the town’s cable access channel. It will also be rebroadcast repeatedly until election day, which is Tuesday, March 11.

Due to limited space and number of seats at Town Hall for spectators during the forum, residents are encouraged to watch the proceedings on television, rather than attending the forum in person.


Due to the Presidents Day holiday, town offices will be closed on Monday. As a result, the selectmen’s meeting scheduled for that day will instead take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24.


Seabrook Recreation Department will hold a Vacation Wrestling Clinic during the week of winter vacation. The clinic will be taught by Winnacunnet High School’s head wrestling coach Eric Larcomb and the WHS wrestlers.

The clinic is offered free of charge on two days during vacation week, Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon.

All ages of both boys and girls are welcome to attend the clinic taking place at the Seabrook Recreation/Community Center, located on Route 1. No prior wrestling experience is needed.

Kids should bring workout clothes, such as shorts, sweats, T-shirts and a water bottle to the clinics.


The Seabrook School District will hold a “Child Find” screening on Wednesday, April 2, to identify children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age who may require special education services.

Parents who have concerns about their child’s development in the areas of speech and language, motor coordination, social/emotional growth, vision and hearing or learning abilities are urged to call Angie Ducharme at 603-474-8017 to schedule an appointment.


The Seabrook area Hunter Education Course will begin on Tuesday, April 1, at the Seabrook Public Library, 25 Liberty Lane. For a cost of $5, all sessions must be attended and include the evenings of April 1, April 3, April 8 and April 10, running from 6 to 9 p.m., plus a field day on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In New Hampshire all hunters must show a certificate of completion from a Hunter Education Course in order to purchase a hunting license.

Preregistration is required, and must be done online by March 29 at This course is popular and often fills up early.

For more information, contact Jim Goldthwaite at 603-474-9917.


Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for The Daily News. She can be reached at or at 978-961-3147.

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