August 5, 2016

The selectmen’s office will be closed on Monday, August 8.


The selectmen met on Wednesday and completed updating the town’s Rules and Procedures by which they operate. The security video policy was also accepted.

The joint meeting of the selectmen and the Conservation Commission was held on Tuesday. The selectmen felt it had gone very well.  They spoke about the farmers’ leases. They discussed the need to work with the Conway boards since the farmland was actually in Conway. Selectman Rick Hiland, having spoken with Mark McConkey, plans to meet with the other two state representatives, Susan Ticehurst and Ed Butler and perhaps Jeb Bradley regarding these leases, though he thinks he might wait until after the November elections to make sure he speaks with those who can actually help with issues regarding the farmland.

Selectman Hiland will also meet with business representatives from Albany and the North Country Council in late September to help businesses in our town.

There are several upcoming events that may be of interest to Albany residents. On September 27 the NH Municipal Association will hold their budget meeting in Bartlett. Eastern Slopes Airport will hold it’s annual meeting on August 19 followed by a BBQ. All are invited.

The Planning Board will meet on August 8 at 7 p.m. for a hearing on World Fellowship’s expansion.  They are adding cabins, a rest room and shower house.


Add this to your calendar: the Conway Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, September 17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conway Transfer Station on East Conway Road. There is a strict 10 gallon limit per household. (Local contractors cannot transport waste to this event. Call 447-3811 ext. 123 for contractor information.)


World Fellowship: Call 447-2280 for tickets to the Thomas Rodriquez Trio playing Venezuelan and Cuban folk music.


Gibson Center: There is a fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels at Flatbreads on Tuesday, August 9 from 4-9 p.m. On August 10 board the bus at 8 a.m. for a trip to St.Gauden’s. Saint-Garden was a prolific sculpture a century ago and some of his work is featured on the grounds of his family home, now a national park. Bring a bag lunch or pick up something at the rest stop. Call (365-3231) to sign up for the trip. The cost is $36.


Library: Monday at 5 p.m. is Adult Spanish Instruction. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Twos and on Wednesday it’s Story Time for Wee Ones. At 4 p.m. the Summer Reading finale has Steve Blunt in a musical performance. At 6 p.m. the Teen writing Group meets.  On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours and at 4 p.m. the Family Garden Club meets. At noon on Friday the summer reading program ends.


Saturday is Art in the Park at Schouler Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for beautiful artworks created by talented local artists.


It’s going to be a lovely summer weekend.  Get out and enjoy!  Have a great week.