NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 10, 2014

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

Seabrook Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — 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 www.seabrooknh.org, 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.

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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.”

The NRC regulates and inspects all the nation’s nuclear power plants.

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At 6:30 pm on Thursday, Seabrook Library will present, “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.”

The book’s author Richard Rubin, will be at the event to bring out the individual voices and individual experiences to one of humanity’s most devastating conflicts, the Doughboys, the name given to WWI soldiers.

Rubin, who lives in New York and Maine, is the author of the best-selling “Confederacy of Silence.” He has written for magazines such nationwide magazines as the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian.

The program is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 474-2044.

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Seacoast native and comedian, Jon Rineman, is returning home on Saturday, March 29 to do a fundraiser for his alma mater Winnacunnet High School. Rineman is the head monologue writer for Jimmy Fallon, Jenny Z from the Boston Comedy Festival, and Anthony Scibelli, writer from Cracked.com.

Proceeds raised will support the non-profit Friends of Winnacunnet Foundation and the Winnacunnet High School Alumni Association with their annual scholarships. Ticket costs are $20 per ticket. With a limited quantity, advance purchase is recommended.

The show takes place at the Ashworth Hotel at Hampton Beach, starting at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m.

For reservations, contact HAWHSAlumni@atown.com or www.winnacunnetalumni.org.

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Selectmen have rescheduled their second meeting this month to March 24, at 10 a.m. The meeting was previously scheduled for March 17.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for the Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com or at 978-961-3147.