Five Things: Filing Period Opens Today
There are several vacancies on both the town and school side.
1. TODAY'S FORECAST: A mostly sunny day with a high of 15 will make way for a bitter cold night and a low of 5.
2. FILING PERIOD OPENS: The filing period for town and school candidates begins today. Those interested in running for town positions can file at the Town Clerk's Office at 33 Geremonty Drive between until Feb. 1. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be a registered voter in Salem.
Those seeking a school position can get their paperwork between Jan. 23 and Feb. 1 at the Superintendent of Schools office at 38 Geremonty Drive. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must be a registered voter in Salem.
3. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SCHOOL SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS APPROVED: According to a report on Facebook from the Salem Community Patriot, Salem School Board members unanimously approved $105,000 to lock Salem schools and install electronic entry systems. The changes should come in the next few months.
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs--now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees.
5. A FUNDRAISING OFFER THEY CAN'T REFUSE?: A Nottingham resident sent a letter to the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police this week asking whether they would stop a gun fundraiser set to take place in May if he can raise the $30,000 himself. Learn more here.