, Kingston, NH


June 5, 2014

Heritage Commission Receives Award

DANVILLE —The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance recently presented the Danville Heritage Commission with an achievement award for the saving and preservation of the Webster Stagecoach Stop and Store, now located at 1 Sandown Road. Originally located on the east side of Main Street (Route 111A), the building suffered from ever increasing road width, run-off associated within snow plowing as well as collisions by careless drivers and plows. It was filled with clutter, and artifacts, accumulated over the past one hundred years. The Heritage Commission successfully applied for LCHIP and Moose Plate grants and, in steps, undertook a comprehensive restoration project to stabilize, repair and restore the building for public access. Robert Pothier was hired to install a new dry-laid stone foundation, make many structural repairs and install new exterior cedar shingle siding and a new cedar shingled roof. This year interior plaster and woodwork repairs will be completed by Mr. Pothier with funds raised by the Heritage Commission, all of the glass windows will be restored by Steven Decatur with budget funds approved by the Town, and the restoration work the Heritage Commission undertook in 2008 will finally be complete. The Town has also entered into a Stewardship Agreement with LCHIP to assure that the architectural, historic, and cultural features of the Webster Stagecoach Stop & Store will be retained and maintained in substantially their current or better condition for conservation and preservation purposes. Historically, the building will continue to provide a snapshot of the site of the first recorded postal activity in Danville, as well as a facet of early public transportation in a by-gone era. For the community, which embraced this project with donations and support, it has been an opportunity to actively engage in preserving and honoring a part of Danville’s past. The Heritage Commission is proud to share this honor with their partners in this venture, without whose able assistance it may never have come to pass. They are grateful to: NH Department of Transportation, NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, NH Conservation License Plate Program, NH Division of Historical Resources, Jack Stilkey Building Movers, First Period Colonial Restoration, Decatur Window Restoration, Monadnock Archaeology, Bruce Caillouette & Sons, Wayne Brown, Carl Rogers, Thomas Waters, and Alan Blaney.

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    Atkinson Academy Elementary School has named its Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Timberlane Regional High School graduate Ashley Higham, right, received the award from teacher Meredith Bastien, pictured left. Ashley volunteered her services three days a week for two hours in 5-K Intensive Needs classes during the school year.

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    Kingston Artist Participates in Exhibit Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
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    Gideon Masonic Lodge No. 84 of Kingston, made a substantial donation to three students from the Seacoast School of Technology of Exeter, during a fundraiser held at the lodge on Church St., in Kingston. The young men (all welders), will represent the State of NH in the National Skills Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured above, from left, are: Linda Murray, parent advisor; Tim Lavelle. Gideon Lodge secretary; and the three technology students: Tiger Thongchanh, Jeremy Claar, and Ryan Murray.

    Masons Donate to Seacoast Updated 47 days ago 1 Photo
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    Family of the Year Updated 47 days ago 1 Photo

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