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March 10, 2014

Polls open tomorrow at 7 a.m. for town election

Spring election is tomorrow with polls open at the Community Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for registered voters to make their choices for the town, and the Seabrook School District and Winnacunnet School District warrants.

Voters are reminded they should bring photo IDs to the polls, as it is required now in order to vote. Those who are not yet registered to vote may do so at the polls, and should bring proof of residency and age, along with a photo ID.

Seven people are running to fill two seats on the Board of Selectmen, with three running for two seats on the Seabrook School Board. Voters will also choose two who will serve on the Winnacunnet School Board. Voters will also make decisions on the town’s and school districts budgets for the coming year.

The town warrant carries a number of important questions. For example, voters will approve or reject purchasing a new ladder truck for the fire department, supporting a number of social service agencies that help local residents, and funding the rescue of Seabrook’s historic Old South Meeting House, among many others.

Voters can find this year’s warrant posted on the town website at, as well as in the recently released town of Seabrook 2013 Annual Report. The report hold an enormous amount of important information, including contact information for all town offices.

Copies of the Town Report are available at Town Hall, the Library and the Community Center.


Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its annual assessment letter to NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant.

According to NRC’s March 4 letter, based on physical inspections at the plant and reviews of documentation, the agency “. . . . determined that overall, Seabrook (Station) operated in a manner than preserved public health and safety and met all cornerstone objectives.”

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