Town of Newington, NH E-Newsletter April 2017

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Board of Selectmen

Jan Stuart, Chair

Mike Marconi

Timothy “Ted” Connors

Easter Egg Hunt on this Saturday, April 8th! Old Town Hall- 9:30am

Upcoming Meetings:

Planning Board- Monday April 10 @ 6:30pm @ Town Hall

Conservation Commission- Thursday April 13th @ 6:30pm @ Town Hall

Board of Selectmen- Monday April 17th @ 6:00pm @ Town Hall

Sewer Commission- Wednesday April 19th @ 9:00am @ WWTP

Planning Board- Monday April 24th @ 6:30pm @ Town Hall

Note: As always, these meeting times are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm.

Introducing our new Police Chief!

Chief Michael Bilodeau

A message from the Chief:

I first would like to thank all the residents I have met for welcoming me and making me feel a part of the community. For those of you who have not met me yet, my name is Michael Bilodeau, and I am your Chief of Police. I have been married to my wife, Holly, for 24 years and we have a 14 year old daughter, Addison. We live in Greenland, just over the Newington town line, with part of our property in Newington. Yes, I do pay Newington taxes.

I am a New Englander and say it with pride! I graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1989 and earned by Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Vermont College in 1993.

I started my Law Enforcement career in Virginia and after 5 years, my wife and I decided to move back to New Hampshire to raise a family.

In 1998 I was hired by The Town of Durham, New Hampshire, with the Durham Police Department. During my tenure with the Durham Police Department, I was a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant. In 2010 I had the opportunity to represent The State of New Hampshire and The Town of Durham, at the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA).

Enough about me. The Newington Police Department is here to serve The Town of Newington. I want to hear from you! I believe in community based programs and strong communication.

The police department will be going through some internal changes to ensure improved service to the community, improved delivery of public safety, reduction in risk and liability exposure and to make us more accountable, through national accreditation.

I encourage you to come by the police station so we can meet and talk about any issues affecting you or our community.

Langdon Library News:

Super Saturday April 8th 10 - 2 Drop-In Craft: Finger Puppets with Miss Amy. All ages are invited to make an adorable puppet using pipe cleaners, styrofoam balls and other craft supplies!

Adult Coloring Hour continues every other Weds. from 2 - 3 PM: April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24. Adult coloring has been shown to reduce anxiety, create focus and help you feel restored! You may bring your own books or use the templates we provide. We will also have colored pencils and fine line markers available.

April Book Group meets Friday April 14 at 10:30 AM or Weds. April 19 at

6:30 PM. We are reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Family Hour for children pre-K and younger, caregivers and parents meets weekly on Fridays at 10:30 AM with Miss Amy. Please note: there is no story hour on Friday, April 21.

Earth Day Event Saturday April 22 at 11 AM: Join Kaytee Hojnacki from the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge for a special Earth Day program. All ages welcome!

STEAM Saturday April 29 10 - 2 Drop-In: Flextangles. Color, fold and play with these cool paper toys! All ages welcome.

Special Note: The Langdon Library’s April art display is by none other than Dave Turbide, our newly elected Library trustee!

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Newington School News:

April 14th -The third and fourth grade students are preparing for ourWax Museumwhich is set to take placeduring lunch on FRIDAY, APRIL 14 @ 11:30!Please join us, enjoy Tom's pizza and walk around to see and hear a prepared museum tour. If you'd like lunch, please let Linda Loewy know, so Tom knows how much to prepare. (436-1482 or )

April 19th - 9-11 AM Annual Bike Rodeo/Safety Check with the Newington FireDepartment. Students will be learning rules and safety measures when riding their bikes. The Newington Fire Department will also look over all of the bikes to make sure they are in safe working condition.

April 19th -Come enjoy our NIGHT OF THE ARTS CELEBRATION, 6-7:30 PM. All students will have an art piece on display along with apoetry selection. A handful of students have been preparing a Flamenco dance. The evening will wrap up with a chorus and band concert outdoors. Bring you blanket and lawn chairs. Please let the school know if you are planning on attending. (436-1482 or)

April 24-28 NO SCHOOL April Vacation

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Police Department News:



This program is to assure the safety and the wellbeing of the seniors in the town of Newington and to provide a safe environment for our seniors to live.

Each day, an officer will call the senior between 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. to check to see if everything is alright and if they may need Police or Fire Department Response to their home.

If there is an emergency, do not wait for your call!! Call 911 IMMEDIATELY!!

Seniors or family members of the senior can register at the Newington Police Department by completing a registration form, which will be held at the Newington Police Department. This form needs to be signed by the senior requesting the calls.

Information provided on the registration is to assist the Newington Police Department if there is any type of emergency and a family member or friend needs to be contacted.

If you have any questions regarding “Good Morning Newington Seniors!” Please do not hesitate to contact Chief Michael Bilodeau at The Newington Police Department (603)431-5461 or through email:

Let us all be good neighbors in Newington!!

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Town Clerk News :

The Town Clerk reminds you to register your dogs by April 30th! You can register them on line at or at the Town Clerk’s Office. Office hours are listed below.


Fire Department:

Look for an article on the new Fire Department Forestry truck in the next issue.

Newington Fire Department website:


Volunteers still needed! See Town website for open Board & Committee positions.

Hours of Operation: Town Offices - Mon - Fri 9 - 4:30pm

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Tues 2 - 6pm, Wed and Thurs 9 - 1pm,
Building Dept. - Mon - Thurs 8 - 4pm,

Planning Dept. - Mon - Fri 9 - 4:30pm (Planner by appointment)
Langdon Library - Tues 3 - 8pm, Wed 12 - 7pm, Thurs 10 - 5pm, Fri 10 - 5pm, Sat 10 - 4pm,

Transfer Station Wed 5 - 7pm, Sat 9 - 3pm

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