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March 7, 2013

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Goodbye to Postal Favorites

With a total of 53 years of truly dedicated service to the public, two of Kingston's Post Office finest have said a final farewell. Nancy Griswold, left, has twenty-seven of years of service and friend Elaine Tidd has twenty-six years of serving the community. Nancy plans on spending more time with her family, her pet pooches, and doing volunteer work. Elaine will join her daughter who creates dresses for the Miss New Hampshire Pageant. Elaine stressed that retirement is going to be grand but will truly miss all the wonderful friends she's made along the way in Kingston, thoughts echoed by Nancy as well. At right giving some parting words of wisdom is Kingston Postmaster Rhett Walton. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Sons of the American Legion

The Sons of the American Legion Carl G. Davis Post 34, Main Street in Plaistow, presented a check for Legion Community Support to members of Gideon Masonic Lodge No.84 of Kingston. The presentation was made at the Masonic Hall, Church Street, Kingston. Pictured from left, Sean Wallace, Legion Father/Son; Shaun Pierce, Sr/Jr. Vice Commander, Sons of American Legion; Gerald Parziale, Gideon Worshipful Master; Ken Weyler, Gideon Treasurer; and David Anderson, Gideon Senior Warden. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Gold Circle Partnership

Kathleen Dayotis, principal of the Atkinson Academy in Atkinson, left, presented the Gold Circle School Partnership award to the Atkinson Garden Club for their work with the school and students. This award was given by the New Hampshire Partners in Education in recognition of exemplary educational partnership during the 2011-2012 academic year, which was made possible through the collaborative efforts of school and community. Atkinson Academy nominated the Atkinson Garden Club as one of its community partners for this award. Susan Miner received the award for the club at a school meeting. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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Kathleen Dayotis, principal of the Atkinson Academy in Atkinson, left, presented the Gold Circle School Partnership award to the Atkinson Garden Club for their work with the school and students. This award was given by the New Hampshire Partners in Education in recognition of exemplary educational partnership during the 2011-2012 academic year, which was made possible through the collaborative efforts of school and community. Atkinson Academy nominated the Atkinson Garden Club as one of its community partners for this award. Susan Miner received the award for the club at a school meeting.

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