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Leach Library to Host Talk on Tickborne Diseases

On Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m., Carolyn Fredette will discuss “Tickborne Diseases” during an educational presentation at the Leach Library.

Carolyn Fredette is the Vectorborne Disease Epidemiologist at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS).  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences-Medical Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2011 and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from UNH in 2014.

Ms. Fredette will review the signs and symptoms of tickborne diseases as well as the ways to prevent illness. The audience will learn about the health hazards ticks pose in our area and have the opportunity to ask questions.

This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.  Light refreshments will be served.


“A Fond Look Back at Railroading in Northern New England” at Leach Library

On Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will have Mr. Brian Jennison present “A Fond Look Back at Railroading in Northern New England”.

Mr. Jennison was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, attended high school in Durham and then the University of New Hampshire.  He received a doctorate in Zoology from U.C. Berkeley, and, after a career in air quality management on the West Coast, Brian moved back to New Hampshire, where he worked for the New Hampshire Department for Environmental Services, and, later, for the Springfield Terminal Railroad.  He lives in Newmarket on the old Boston & Maine line.

This slideshow presentation journeys through the history of New England railroads with an emphasis on the Boston & Maine (B&M) Railroad.  Mr. Jennison’s collection of photos will detail some construction of precursor railroads, their eventual acquisition by the B&M, and their decline throughout the 20th century due to highway and airline competition.  The presentation will also include color slides from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.  Light refreshments will be served.