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Grantham gnome pix?

From Richard Kaszeta on Facebook:

I’m wondering if anyone here has a picture: in South Grantham, right by the Grantham/Croydon line, there’s a really beat up chainsaw art gnome that was badly damaged by some pranksters several years ago.


Anyone have pictures of that gnome from before it was damaged?

He would like to get the gnome replaced and rebuilt! If you have any old pics, please reply to Richard or send it to me at mcassidy@vnews.com and I’ll pass it along!

The Grantham police chief’s winter storm warning is a keeper

Image via National Weather Service Burlington.

I actually don’t understand about 30% of the references, but maybe you have to be from Grantham or something. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The following is from Police Chief John Parsons:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Grantham News & Events <granthamnews@granthamnh.net>
Date: Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 1:25 PM
Subject: A Winter Storm Update From Chief Parsons
To: news@granthamnh.net

Once again, we here in New England will be treated to that time honored tradition that is a winter storm.  Can I get a Bronx cheer?


Here is the latest from the State as of noon on March 1.


Precipitation should start around midnight tonight, in the form of rain, and continue through mid- afternoon on Friday.  The heaviest periods of cascading liquid fun are predicted to be after 7am.  Temps are expected to be at or slightly above freezing. If the temps are in our favor, we may see anywhere from ½” to 1” of rain.  If we draw the short straw, then snow amounts could range from 3” to 5”, with some local areas getting up to 8”.  The snow will be of the back breaking heavy/wet variety, so now would be a good time to add Icy Hot to the shopping list.  Wind gusts are expected to be between 30-45mph.  For Saturday and Sunday, temps are going to be in the low 40’s, with wind gusts of 30mph.


For those of us who will be joining the Lone Ranger in taking our trash “To da dump da da dump da dump dump dump” on Saturday, our local Girl Scout Troop will be there selling their delicious boxes of happiness.  For those making a journey to the Post Office, our Scouts will also be at Closet Treasures.  I know that most of us may not want to increase our bottom line, so close to taxes being due.  But in supporting our local youth, we help to enrich their lives ten times over.


Hi Ho Thin Mint away!!

Chief Parsons


Bits and pieces of the now-closed Grantham Indoor are for sale

Fred’s FC players Wesley Leuthauser, of Lebanon, N.H., left, and Glenn Halleck, of Newport, N.H., warm up before their 35-and-older men’s league game at Grantham Indoor in Grantham, N.H., on Dec. 4, 2017. The facility’s owners have announced they will be closing in January 2018 after selling the building, which will become a warehouse. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Cross-posted from the listserve, here’s the list of items for sale, if you want a little piece of Grantham Indoor for yourself:

  • Player Benches
  • Wooden Restaurant Style Booths
  • High Top Tables and Stools
  • Folding Tables and Chairs
  • 3 E6/S8 Full Swing Golf Simulators
  • 5 Bag golf Bag Holders and a plethora of older clubs
  • 22″ Golf Ball Collector
  • Office equipment (contact us for more info on this)
  • A sound / pa system
  • Scoreboard with scoreboard control box
  • Small field dasher boards with player benches (PROBABLY enough to make an 80 x 80 field, we have to get more detailed info on this item)
  • 12×12 sections of turf, we do have some larger sections as well
  • Heavy duty set of lacrosse goals
  • Lacrosse balls, as well as screens and corners for the goals
  • Multi-Sport Game Standards (2 sets)
  • Plastic yard fencing
  • Lots of Netting (If you are interested in netting, please note that we will not be able to accommodate your request until the spring time, however you should still email us now and be very specific about what size you are looking for).

The owners say that if you’re interested in any of the above, please contact them for pricing at info@granthamindoor.com or 603-865-9800.

RELATED: Grantham Indoor Closing as Retirement Beckons Owner

Grantham Indoor is closing

Parker Mason, 10, of #LebanonNH, watches his father Shawn play in a 35-and-older men’s league #soccer game while having fries and chicken fingers with his mother Amye at Grantham Indoor in #GranthamNH on Monday evening. Parker and his older brother also play in soccer leagues at the facility. Its owners have announced they will be closing in January 2018 after selling the building, completing a 19-year run. “We love it here,” said Amye, whose family have been playing soccer at Grantham Indoor for the past eight years. ➡️ Read more at www.vnews.com. Direct link in profile. ⬅️ (Valley News – Geoff Hansen hansen_geoff) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #granthamindoor #nh #sports #recreation #workout #play #family #green #603 #news #localnews #photojournalism #closing

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RELATED: Grantham Indoor Closing as Retirement Beckons Owner

Places to get warm, charge your phone following today’s widespread power outages

Gabriel Bates, 13, of Canaan, N.H., walks with his drink from Canaan Village Pizza to dry land on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Canaan, N.H. An overnight storm caused the Indian River to flood. Gabriel’s dad works at Canaan Village Pizza and was helping deal with the flooding. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Cross-posting these announcements from town officials below. If you know of anything else that should be on this list, email me at mcassidy@vnews.com. Click here to read the Valley News’ full reporting on power outages, flooding, blocked roads, etc.


The Dunbar Free Library is open today until 7:30PM and we have phone, heat, power, Wi-Fi and coffee (compliments of the Friends, donations welcome). We still plan to be open for “town wide trick-or-treating” tomorrow from 5:30-7PM, so drop in and watch the costume parade from a warm spot!

Dawn Huston, Director
Dunbar Free Library
PO box 1580
401 Rte. 10 South
Grantham, NH 03753


Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:17:24 -0400
From: EOC Lyme <lymeeoc@LYMENH.GOV>
Subject: Weather event 10/29-10/30/2017

*The Lyme Emergency Operations Center is monitoring* the current situation
which continues secondary to loss of power for about 301 residences. Both
NH Electrical Coop and Eversource customers are affected. The power outages
involve a wide area involving NH, Massachusetts and Maine. The power
companies expect a multi day response. Winds and possible rain are still
expected this afternoon.

Dorchester Rd is passable after High Street but please do not violate the
road block at Lyme Inn.
Dorchester Road is one lane in the #420-500 area secondary to downed power
River Road South has downed trees on wires as does River Rd north above
East Thetford
Pout Pond is blocked by fallen tree.

For those of you *without power and no generators* the Dowd Country Inn and
private residences have offered warmth and shelter, thank you for your
hospitality. You may call me for further information at 795-4457 if you
have questions.
For those of you *with generators* please make sure you have adequate fuel
and run those generators with adequate ventilation. That goes for kerosene
heaters as well.

*Lastly* the barriers that have been erected around active power lines are
not meant to be used as an obstacle course to maneuver around. Severe
injuries including death can be sustained if you mess with a live wire. Be
safe. Margaret

Margaret Caudill-Slosberg
Emergency Management Director
Town of Lyme


The Abbott Library has power and heat! If you need to warm up, check your email or charge your electrical devices, please stop by! Tell your friends and neighbors too! Also, please see the notice below from the Sunapee Police Department. Thank you and stay safe.

The Sunapee Police and Sunapee Fire Departments are aware that there are Sunapee residents still without power after Sunday’s storm. If you, or anyone you know, is in need of a warm place or an opportunity to take a warm shower, please call or stop by the Sunapee Safety Services building. The building is open to residents to get warm and use the facilities. We realize that due to power outages, residents may not be getting these messages so please help us by directing someone you know who is still without power to the Safety Services building for anything we can help with. Please call 763-5555.

The Sunapee Police & Fire Departments are proud to serve our community.

Vermont National Guard

Vermont State Emergency Operations Center
October 31, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Contact: Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS, 802-839-6717

Vermont National Guard armories open for those without electric service

WATERBURY, VT – The Vermont National Guard is opening the doors to some of its armories to allow the public to charge their cell phones, access running water and toilets, and warm up.

The facilities are now open and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Friday:

99 Fairground Rd., Bradford
134 Pearl St., Enosburg Falls
4 Overlook Dr., Lyndonville
45 Farr Ave., Morrisville
18 Fairfield St., St. Albans
13 Ferris St., Swanton
23 Armory Ln., Westminster

Overnight Red Cross shelters will also open later today. Locations will be announced when plans are finalized.

The Vermont State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains staffed to assist with wind storm recovery.