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The Park Department proposed new monuments for the firemen and
our veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. With funding
approved, these monuments are now installed. We plan for dedications
with the American Legion and Firemen in the Spring. The beauty of
these monuments is a fitting tribute to these men.

The Highway Department was busy with hot-topping several roads,
laying new drainage lines, servicing the Seabrook Beach area, keeping
our Cemeteries in fine condition, and excavating and gravel packing
more than 600 feet on Ledge Road. We would hope funds will be granted
to complete this road, opening it for easier access to the Western part
of Seabrook. This would save time for emergency vehicles to reach this
area.

The men of the refuse pick-up detail did a good job this year.
The new packer saved return trips as i t is of larger capacity. Our
disposal sight has received commendations from State inspectors.

We commend our Fire and Police Department for their fine service
to our people. Both Departments have on-going training programs
and strive to keep their men in constant service.

We have two ambulances to serve you with men fully qualified to
assist and operate emergency equipment. Their service is invaluable.

The Police Department has adopted Rules and Regulations and a
full-time Juvenile Officer has been appointed. A Cadet training
program was in effect this summer. Three local young people were

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hired. The program worked well and will be continued next summer.

These men are well trained in Police procedures, perform a great
service to our town, and meet many challenges every day and night.
The men displayed great restraint under wery trying conditions of
yet another Protest Demonstration on our Memorial Day Week-end. We
can hope their head quarters will be located in a new building at a
more central location in our town.

The Board of Adjustment and the Planning Board have had a very
busy year. Along with several special meetings the regular scheduled
meetings have had busy agendas. The Thoresen Group was hired to
assist the Planning Board with a specially funded report on the
impact of the nuclear power plant on the Town of Seabrook. This will
be used in a Master Plan, along with 1979's Coastal Study Report.

We share our Town Office space with several other Departments,
namely the Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Town Treasurer.

Virginia Fowler, Town Clerk, works under crowded conditions.
Some of her work load of research could be eliminated with more micro-
filming of town records and "Readers" made available to the public.

Fred Felch, Tax Collector, has this department under good control.
Because of his perseverance, our old books have been cleared of back
taxes and monies turned into our town. I note here: With all monies
appropriated at our town meeting in March, our tax rate dropped to a
low figure. With careful spending we have realized many improvements
to benefit all of us. Projects proposed for 1981 will be kept within
the limit we can afford and still give us many new improvements.

Carol Perkins, Town Treasurer, is very conscientious in her
position. Her records have received compliments from our Auditors.
With the help of our Administrative Assistant, a program of re-
investment of surplus funds has earned much interest on our money.

The Selectmen are in a position to observe our town office
personnel. We couldn't ask for a more capable group of employees.
Each girl performs her duties well, plus extra duties. They work
well with each other in a friendly and capable manner. After minimal
training they have mastered our new computer.

The Selectmen deal directly with all the departments, committees

and personnel. Many hours are spent with special meetings for
specific problems. James Eaton serves on the Budget Committee,

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James Falconer serves on the Recreation Commission and Pollution
Control Committee, and as a director on the Community Action Program
and head of the Welfare Program, spending many hours at this part-
icular job. I serve on the Planning Board, as Chairman of the Board
of Selectmen and as a member of the Executive Committee of the
New Hampshire Municipal Association.

We have met with our new Civil Defense Director, Frank Palazzo,
to make this a good working organization; our Health Officer, Frank
Valli, on health and sewage problems; the Building Inspector, Ralph
Eaton, on questionable building permits; State agencies and many
local groups.

The Chase Homestead building is being utilized for office space
for our Recreation Director, Civil Defense headquarters, a meeting
room for several special committees and offices for the Community
Action Program. Selectman James Falconer was instrumental in getting
the group tocome to Seabrook to accommodate our people, alleviating
the need to travel to Portsmouth for their services. They assist in
referrals to other agencies, fuel allotments, building improvements,
plus many other services. The Selectmen have asked them to inquire
into a mini-bus service to aid the elderly and handicapped. The
Day Care Center is a part of this program, being partially funded by
the Title XX program.

We are members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association .
Administrative Assistant Steve Coes , has been working with a
representative of this association to perfect a Wage and Salary pro-
gram for our town. This will base our employees' pay on a scale
with surrounding towns and cities, allowing our employees compensation
for longevity and merits earned. We have been working to this end
for several years. It will be implemented in 1981.

Our town will realize Cable Television in the Summer of 81 .A
company was hired after assurance the entire town would be serviced.
Planning routes and obtaining all necessary permits are now being
worked on.

The Mosquito Program was continued this year. Robert Spencer
replaced Dan Gretsch who had expressed a desire to leave this pro-
gram. Reports indicate another successful year.

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We've been faced with all problems and decisions throughout the
year. I will list some of these:

Clearing of Rights of Ways at Seabrook Beach; Parking problems;
final removal of possible hazardous wastes buried on K.J. Quinn
property; meetings with New England Telephone executives (with a
promise of a new system by 1983); Greyhound racing ("midnight special")
special town meeting on Sunday racing; Railroad Ave. bridge problems
(with a promise by the State Highway Department to level this area
to a grade-crossing in 1982); forming new committees for special
projects; Old Home Day meetings with Lions' Club members; Back Dune
and Oceanfront dunas, with several meetings with State officials and
the Oceanside Community Association; new ordinances enacted and
posted; gravel operations in the western part of town with many
meetings with residents of this area. Tax Payers Association and
their lawyer; house numbering; zoning violations with court actions;
towns peoples complaints and many other things throughout the year.
We've made several trips to Concord on official business, met with
the town Attorney, Gary Holmes on specific issues and listened to
many reports from our many department heads.

The Selectmens' duties are many and varied. We hold many special
meetings to deal with specific problems. This office is open five days
a week. Special mention is made of one other person serving your
needs, our Administrative Assistant, Steve Coes. We cannot stress
enough his importance to this town. Many hours are spent on off-duty
time, attending special meetings and working on projects for our review.
His deligence to the position is exemplary. His daily presence makes
the entire system work.

We thank all those who serve on Committees without compensation.
Their many hours of service to the town express a genuine interest in
wanting to be a part of the overall workings of our Community.

We strive to make our town function in an efficient manner. Not
all goals are reached nor all problems easily solved. With cooperation
from everyone, we can have a town of which we can be proud.



Board of Selectmen
Town of Seabrook
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ASSESSING DEPARTMENT

The work of the Assessing Office for the year 1980 began
with transfering all new owners of property. Along with this
work all file records and maps must in turn be changed.

Mailed out the State Inventory of Property in March, had a
slightly larger return and hopefully this will continue in
future years.

April began a new year of appraising new construction.
Spring Pick Up this year was delayed slightly, due to rainy
days, which made it hard to do on-site inspection. With better
than 200 additions and the Power Plant appraisal, considerable
time and research went into this work.

The clerical help began work on learning to program and
run the Town's new computer. They programed the 1980 Resident
Tax List and ran the bills and warrant for 1980.

The largest problem of the office is keeping a list of
current addresses. The sale of Mobile Homes from one individual
to another is especially troublesome. It is asked that this
office be contacted when such a transaction takes place. An
active list of notification (dictated by State Law) and dated
mailings of numerous materials require us to be constantly
updated with material available to this department.

For the coming year the Assessing Department plans a new
filing system, which will include a photo of each property.
This will include assessment cards, building applications,
sewage permits, and the like. All information that is present-
ly filed will be placed in this new Property Portfolio File
and will be a continous case history of each individual piece
of property.

Respectfully submitted:
Margaret B. Weare
Assessing Department



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1980 SUMMARY INVENTORY OF VALUATION

LAND 36,767,885.00

BUILDINGS 414,485,250.00

MOBILE HOMES 5,445,900.00

TOTAL VALUATION BEFORE EXEMPTIONS ALLOWED

457,699,035.00

VALUE CREDITS ALLOWED 1,383,840.00
(Blind & Elderly)

TOTAL VALUATION ON WHICH TAX RATE IS COMPUTED

456,315,195.00

VETERANS CREDIT ALLOWED 26,234.11

PENALTY TAX 3,675.15

TOTAL TAX PAYABLE 4,996,908.19



Number of Accounts



2680



ACCOUNT



JET APPROPIATION



TAX/ $ 1,000 VALUATK



Municipal


$ 2,090,320


$ 5.10


Elementary School


1,166,632


2.47


Winnacunnet


1,246,973


2.63


County


369,308


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$ 4,873,233


$ 11.00



YOUR

1980

TAX DOLLAR




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Taxes to



PROPERTY OWNED BY TOWN
Acquired through Tax Collector's Deed

Descri pti on :



Effie Baoley
Hiram G. Beckman
Chas. Brewster, Hrs.
Chas. Chase
Thomas Charles, Est.
J. Smith Chase, Hrs.
Jos i ah Chase, Hrs.
George Chase



Donal d CI ark
Wal ter CI ark
Joseph Comley, Hrs.
El 1 en Connor, Est.
Phillip or Phyllis Dagget
Joseph Delonq
Albert Dow, Hrs.
William Dow, Hrs.
Charles Eaton, Hrs.

Harrison L. Eaton, Hrs.
Lena Eaton, Hrs.

Amy Evans
Harry Evans

Jerome Evans , Hrs .
Al bert Fl annagan
Fannie Fowler, Hrs.
Willard Fowler, Est.
Willi am Fowl er , Hrs .
Dr. E. B. Goodall
Benjamin Gove, Hrs.
David Gove, Hrs.
Julia Hodgeki ns
Charles F. Janvrin, Hrs.

Peter Jul i ano , Est .
Dennie Laimard

Charles W. A. Lamprey
George Locke, Hrs.
Al bert Merri 1 1
John Moody

Wal ter Morri 1 1 , Hrs .
J . Morri s , Jr. &
Marie B e a 1



1 a. Fowler marsh
Cross Beach

7 a . Til ton 1 d .

2 a. marsh
Eaton 1 d .
Gove marsh
Flats

28 rods. Cradle Id.

la. ( 2 pc . ) marsh , 3% a .

Dow's Island, 1/3 deeded

Janvrin Id.

Certain parcel of Id.

7 a. marsh

3^5 a. stump and wood Id.

River St . Id.

4% a. marsh

Marsh

1 a. Id.

h homestead Id. & bldgs.

So. Main St.

14 a. marsh

h homestead & bldgs.

So. Main St.

Ld . , Lafayette Road

9 a . marsh , 10 a . marsh ,

4 a . marsh

Evans stump & pond wood Id,

Lot 52 Seabrook Beach

Ld. Worthley Ave.

Marsh

Marsh

5 a. Perkins wood Id.
3/4 a. marsh

Sanborn School, Id. & blda.

7 a. Id.

2J5 a. Joy marsh

2 a. flats
Worthley Ave.

7 a. Collins wood Id.
^h a. sprout
\h a . tract 1 d .

2 1 ots , % a . stump 1 d.

3 a. flats
3% a. marsh

12 a. marsh 96 pc.

Pi ckens Ave .
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Property Owned by Town (cont'd.)



Frederick H. Nixon
Ed. L . Perki ns , Hrs .
N. B. Pevear, Hrs.

John & Delores Pettiglio

Carlene Perusse

Seabrook Development, Inc

Ruth Short

Susan Si bl ey , Hrs .

Emily Smith



Jacob Smith, Hrs.
James Smith, Hrs.

Madel i ne Smi th

Elbridge Steven
Charles Sullivan
Joseph Tilton, Hrs.
Edith Thurlow
Howard Towle
Geo . Wal ton , Est.
Jonathan Wal ton , Hrs
John N. Walton, Hrs.
Marie Walton
Theresa Walton, Est.
Wm. H. Walton, Est.



2 a.
3% a

2 a.
Fogg
Ld.
Stor
# 56
7 a.

3 2

1 a.
Roak
IJj P
1 a.
h a.
h a.

4 a.
2% a
Mars
3/4
4 a.
3 a.
Mars
Land
h a.
Mars
Ld.
Mars
Mars



Lockes flats
. marsh

Chase stump, 11 a.

wood Id.
& bldg. So. Main St.
e bldg.

Lake Shore Dr.

marsh
a . pes . marsh

Joy wood, \h a. Lock tillage

Id, h a. Cross Id., h a. valve
erkins Id., 3 a. Gills

Boynton Id.

wood Id., 2 a . Dow

stump

Smith stump, B. Chase Id.
. Pettengill stump
h & Spreading place
a. Id.

marsh

Dow wood, h a. marsh
h

Rowe Id. & homestead
h

& blda. Rocks Rd.
h
h Id. & Philbrick



PURCHASE



Riley Well Fields
Fogg-Pineo Well
Crovetti Well Field
Parkman property
Chase Homestead
Town Shed property
Transfer Station



28.6 Acres

17.3

10.0



GIFT



Gov. Weare Park
Vet. Memorial Park
Hillside Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
Farm Lane Dock



3.5 Acres

7.8
18.2

2.0
Tax Title



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TOWN OWNED ROADS TOWN OWNED BEACH ROADS

South Main Street State Line Street

Washington Street New Hampshire Street

Adams Avenue Amesbury Street

Worthley Avenue Newbury Street

Parkersville Lane Groveland Street

Collins Street Haverhill Street

Lower Collins Street Atlantic Ave.

Fowler's Court Lawrence Street

Pickens Avenue Methuen Street

Causeway Street Andover Street

Farm Lane Dracut Street

Dow's Lane Lowell Street

Woodland Avenue ' Chelmsford Street

Dwight Avenue Tyngsboro Street

Folly Mill Road Nashua Street

Raymond Drive Hudson Street

Virginia Lane Manchester Street

Boyntons Lane Hooksett Street

Pine Street Suncook Street

Small's Avenue Portsmouth Avenue

Rocks Road Ocean Drive

Gove Road Pembroke Street

Page's Lane Concord Street

Dearborn Avenue Franklin Street

Fogg's Lane (formerly Cemetery ) Til ton Street
New Zealand Road Road Bristol Street
Spur Road (between Rte.107) Ashland Street

and New Zealand)
Stard Road Woodstock Street

True Road Plymouth Street

True Lane Eisenhower Street

Service Road Cross Beach Road

Mill Lane River Street

Ledge Road
Blacksnake Road
Pine Cone Drive
Lakeshore Drive
Evergreen Drive
Timber Court
Ayer Circle
Forest Drive
Forest Court
Walton Road
Doris Lane
Alison Drive
Weare Road
Fogg's Corner
Perkin's Avenue
Riley Road
Chase Way
Diane Street

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BUILDING PERMITS



Town Permits


Number


Est. Value


New Homes


5


154,000


Large Remodel ing


18


72,300


Miscellaneous


44


53,709


Businesses/Addition


13


982,049


Mobile Homes


37


506,170


Total Amount


117


1,768,228



Respectfully Submitted
Ralph C.V. Eaton
Buildina Inspector



HEALTH DEPARTMENT

There were 295 complaints made to the Health Officer in 1980:

168 septic system complaints

41 rusty water complaints

4 food poisoning complaints

2 unsanitary motel complaints
6 animal bites

36 streptococcal infections (strep throat)

12 garbage disposal complaints

4 improper pig pen complaints
8 inadequate heat complaints

5 inadequate hot water complaints

3 rodent complaints

6 roach complaints



Respectfully submitted
Francis S. Vail i , Jr.
Health Officer



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Police Report for 1980

1979 1980

9960 8459 Complaints which required Police response

4743 5244 Informational or miscellaneous complaints logged

220 148 Medical and ambulance assists

77 83 Motor Vehicle Stolen

45 61 Motor Vehicles Recovered

485 474 Reported Motor Vehicles Accident 15 cases of reported
personal injuries and no fatalities. This included
10 accidents involving pedestrians.

521 420 Escorts made by cruisers, including money runs for
banks, businesses, escorting boats, etc.

24 9 Missing Persons

On the Department's State and Federal Reports We Have Listed

25 14 Assaults

1979 1980

4 6 Robberies $19,646.00 $1041.00

149 120 Burglaries $77,449.00 $86,830.00

269 237 Thefts $66,409.00 $66,781.00

77 83 Motor Vehicle Stolen $219,447.00 $267,037.00
45 61 Recovered Motor Vehicle

$124,734.00 $153,038.00

Total Property Stolen $382,951.00 $421,689.00
Total Property Recovered $158,879.00 $173,538.00

Report of Seabrook Police Dept. Cases at Hampton District Court



Cases Presented

Guilty

Not Guilty

Nolle prosequi or dismissed, for various reasons

such as bringing a lesser charge, absence of witnesses

etc.

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1979


1980


1978


3108


1279


2636


37


234


96


156



Report of Seabrook Police Dept. Cases at Hampton District Court,



1979


1980




454


142


Cases continued to a latter date


94


72


Defaults


1903


1854


Adults


65


49


Juveniles


16


55


Cases to Grand Jury


22


4


Cases to Superior Court



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FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

I would like to take this time to thank the Board of Selectmen
and all of the Department Heads, the officers and men of my Department
for their help and support over the past year. I have had a very
busy and challenging year, but I have enjoyed it and hope to serve
you next year.

I have four men enrolled in Fire Science Class at the Vocation-
al Technical School. I have enrolled another four men in EMT Classes.

We had a wery successful Fire Prevention Program at the Elemen-
tary School. Also, we were able to color code the Fire Hydrants. I
purchased some much needed equipment and have plans to replace much
more out-dated hose and equipment.

I successfully completed a small building in the rear of the
station to house the second ambulance. I have held monthly drills
which have proven very successful to my men.

I have started a program to inspect wood stoves, furthering
Fire Prevention in the Home. If any one has a wood stove that you
wish to have inspected, please do not hesitate to call the Fire
Department.

I will continue to strive for Fire Prevention in all areas.

Respectfully submitted,
ERNEST B. SANBORN
Fire Chief

AMBULANCE REPORT 1980

Exeter Hospital 178

Anna Jaques Hospital 213

Amesbury Hospital 15

Portsmouth Hospital 1

Called but did not transport 83

Refused attention 5

Mutual Aid to other Towns 10

Transfers 8

TOTAL 513

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FIRE REPORT 1980



15


Buildings/Mobile Homes


51


Woods


30


Grass


9


Food burned on stove


5


Motor Vehicle Accidents


27


Motor Vehicles


1


Lost Child


16


Electrical


16


Dumpster


28


False Alarms


10


Mutual Aid to Other Towns


8


Alarms at Bailey Co.


4


Called Other Town for Mutual Aid


14


Gas Wash Down


4


Flooded Oil Burner


16


Smoke Investigation


5


LP Gas


12


Chimneys


6


Assist to Public


3


Bomb Threats


1


Mattress Fire


4


Dryer Fire


2


Wood Stove


12


Trash


2


Bonfires


1


Tear Gas at Seabrook Bank & Trust


4


Camp Fires




Public Service




Heater Problem




Burning Without Permit




Sprinkler




Air Conditioner


6


Station Coverage



317 TOTAL NUMBER OF CALLS

There were 59 BELL ALARMS and 258 STILL ALARMS
12 Monthly Meetings and Drills



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SEABROOK PLANNING BOARD
1980

The Planning Board has had a busy year, having conducted several
public hearings for subdivision proposals and site plan reviews and
having held numerous consultative and informative meetings. The
Board also completed the zoning map which was printed in color and is
available in the Town Offices at a moderate cost.

The Board has spent considerable time reviewing portions of the
1967 Comprehensive Plan which it feels is relevant in the near future
and which can be the basis for our master plan. With the help of a
federal grant, the Board has hired a planning consultant. The Thoresen
Group, to develop a Seabrook Station Impact Study and Development Plan
which will be used in the formation of our master plan. The town
survey which was mailed to each household in the fall will be a vital
part of this study and of our master plan. As part of this study, The
Thoresen Group will draw up recommendations to aid in updating our
Site Plan Review requirements to be completed shortly.

The Planning Board is asking for funds in the 1981 budget to
finalize and print the Seabrook Master Plan. The State of New Hamp-
shire has made it a "must" for all towns in the state to draw up and
adopt master plans to back up zoning regulations which control growth.

The Planning Board is hoping for the cooperation and support of
all residents in arriving at a fair master plan to guide and protect
our town.

Seabrook Planning Board

James F. Champoux, Chairman

Mildred Siress, Vice Chairlady

Lorraine Fogg, Clerk

Anthony T. Randall

Eric N. Small

Vernon R. Small

Earlene U. Locke, Selectmen's Representative



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SEABROOK BEACH VILLAGE DISTRICT

For the year 1980 a total of thirty three (33)
building permits were issued. Out of this total, two (2)
were for new homes and thirty one (31) were for various
additions and alterations.

The permits issued totaled $ 151,295 in total
value of construction.

Respectfully submitted:

Louis E. Janos
Building Inspector

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

The members of the Board of Adjustment for the Town
of Seabrook are :

Robert Kershaw, Chairman; Leon Clark, Vice-Chairman;
Cynthia Marshall, Clerk; William Dolan; Albert Eaton;
Arthur Miller.

The Board had six applications for variances. All six
were granted. One application for a' special exception was
denied. One application for a rehearing was denied. Three
applications for gravel removal permits were granted.

Respectfully submitted:

Cynthi a Marshal 1
Clerk

TOWN OFFICE STUDY COMMITTEE

The Town Office Study Committee continued to work
with the architects through most of 1980 preparing final
plans and specifications. It came as a great surprise to
us when the bids were considerably more than expected, but
we appreciate the cooperation of the voters in appropriat-
ing additional funds so that the building can be built. It
should be completed on schedule during the summer of 1981.

Respectfully submitted:

Stanley A. Hamel , Chairman
Bruce G. Brown
Bessie S. Hamel



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1980 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SEABROOK RECREATION COMMISSION

The members of the Seabrook Recreation Commission are
Vern Small, Diana Randall, Harry Knowles, Henry Boyd,
James Falconer, Charlotte Dow, and Sal Rubera . In June, the
commission appointed the Town's first full-time recreation
director, Craig Orff.

Programs offered throughout the year included:

A playground program was conducted for six weeks
during the summer. Activities included arts and crafts,
sports, a display by New England Dragway, a puppet show by
a professional puppeteer, a trip to Hampton Beach State
Park and many other special events.

There were approximately 225 youngsters participating
in pony league, little league, and farm league baseball as
well as girls Softball.

The Seabrook Rams, Seabrook's entry in the Seacoast
pee wee football league, were the Seacoast League champions
in 1980. There were approximately 40 youngsters participati
ng.

The Seabrook Happy Seniors Club meets monthly and has
about 180 members. The group takes many trips throughout
the year to such places as Hart's Turkey Farm, Ogunquit
Summer Theater, Niagra Falls, and many other places of
interest.

Other activities include:

Swim lessons for children were held at the Cimarron
Apartments pool.

Volleyball for both men and women.

Exercise and fitness classes for women.

Basketball for men.

Ice hockey for youngsters ages 5-15'

Basketball Instruction for children in grades k,^,6.

A very successful Halloween haunted house was co-
sponsored by the Lioness and Lions clubs of Seabrook.

Special programs were held for children during
school vacations.

At the town meeting in I98O the Town voted to raise
$30,000 to use in acquiring and developing land for
recreational purposes. The appropriation has been used in a
various number of ways including: four sets of bleachers to


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