NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 8, 2013

Drug abuse program delayed for a week

Seabrook Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — Due to the storm, Seabrook Police Department and Seabrook Watchdogs neighborhood watch rescheduled its free Drug Abuse and Narcotic Awareness program to Thursday, March 14. The program will run at Seabrook Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m., according to police Chief Lee Bitomske.

Present at the event will be professionals, such as a local pharmacist, who can answer questions from the public.

Bitomske said the event is not a “gripe session,” but an attempt to reach out to as many people as possible to educate them on drug abuse, with the hope of the community working together with authorities to help solve problems.

“Our goal is to curtail drug-related crimes and issues in our community by increasing people’s understanding of the types of drugs we’re seeing, the signs of abuse, how to report drug activity to the police and other matters related to drug abuse,” Bitomske said.

Seabrook Watchdogs is a citizen-driven, town-wide neighborhood watch organization supported by the Seabrook Police Department. For more information, email seabrookwatchdogs@gmail.com or visit Seabrook Watchdogs on Facebook and Twitter.

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Seabrook’s Community of the Churches has announced its schedule for Holy Week.

Palm and Passion Sunday services will be held at Trinity United Church at 11 a.m., led by Pastor Bill Beddie and will include the traditional distribution of palms.

Maundy Thursday service will be offered at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church with Pastor Beddie providing worship leadership.

Good Friday worship will take place at Four Corners Advent Church with Pastor Bruce Small.

Sunrise Easter Service will be at 6 a.m. on Seabrook Beach. Pastor Beddie will lead the service.

Traditional Easter Resurrection Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church. Planned is an abundance of special music and something for the children.

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A reminder that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Community Center for the annual town election.

Those not yet registered to vote may do so at the polls. Needed is photo identification, proof of age and residency.

A copy of the Annual Town Warrant is available at Town Hall, the post office, library and Community Center. It is also available on the town’s website at www.seabrooknh.gov.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for the Daily News. She can be reached at 978-462-6666. ext. 3271, or at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com.