NY Times Best Seller Kate Braestrup at Tuftonboro Free Library Saturday

Maine author Kate Braestrup is coming to Tuftonboro on Saturday, January 20, at 11AM, for the first Book & Author Lunch of the year at Tuftonboro Free Library. Braestrup is a minister, chaplain to the Maine Warden Service, and author of numerous books including the best-selling memoir, Here If You Need Me.

Praise for Here If You Need Me:

Can be read as a superbly crafted memoir of love, loss, grief, hope and the complex subtleties of faith. Or it can be read as the journey of a strong-minded, warmhearted woman through tragedy to grace… [Braestrup is] remarkable, steady, peaceful and wise.”
Jane Ciabattari, Washington Post

Even the most jaded secularist would fall for the chaplain of the Maine Warden Service.”
Karen Schechner, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Extraordinary. [Braestrup] writes with affecting gravity about the everyday horrors she encounters. This witty, middle-aged Maine minister has a calm, earthy authority all her own.”
Jennifer Reese, EW

Although laced with tragedy, the book is breezy and humorous – and uplifting.”
-Jerry Harkavy, Boston Globe

For (free) tickets, please stop by the library or call 603-569-4256.

Fire Department and Transfer Station Reports for September

At Monday’s selectmen’s meeting several department heads gave their monthly reports to the board. Attached are the fire department and transfer station reports.

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fire department 2017-9

transfer station 2017-9

Tuftonboro Fire & Rescue Receives Recognition for Ice Rescue

From the Granite State News:

Members of the Tuftonboro Fire Rescue Department received a Unit Citation from the NH Fire and Emergency Medical Services Committee of Merit on Sept. 26 in Concord. They were rec- ognized for their efforts while performing an ice rescue with the air boat off the east end of Rattlesnake Island in Lake Winnipesaukee on Feb. 11. The Members were Lt. Chris Morgan, FF/ Paramedic Skip Galvin and Firefighter Kyle D. Williams. Members receiving recognition, from left to right, were FF Kyle D. Williams, FF/Paramedic Roswell “Skip” Galvin, and Lt. Christopher N. Morgan. Chief Adam L. Thompson was on hand to make the presentation to the members.

*Image of Tuftonboro Fire & Rescue members is from the Granite State News

Public Hearing: Highway Funds

The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9AM to accept the allocation of Highway Block Grant Funds from the NH Department of Transportation in the amount of $70,710.48. The hearing is required by Pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, III (a). The hearing will take place at the Town Offices: 240 Middle Road, Ctr. Tuftonboro, NH.