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The Big Dig Meeting Update

The second public information meeting to discuss the upcoming utility project on Lincoln, Front, Winter, and Main Streets will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Nowak Room (Town Office) . We will be discussing the schedule and traffic control for the project, followed by a question and answer period. A representative from Joseph P. Cardillo & Son will be there to answer questions also. The meeting will also be on Channel 22 and online at for those that can’t attend.

Have a great weekend,

Jennifer Mates, P.E.
Assistant Town Engineer
Public Works Department
13 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 418-6431

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Big City

That line of course is simply the glass panel on the edge of the hotel roof, the new tower is massive.

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Brooklyn roof

Can you spot her?


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“When we have the deepest affection for a dog, we do not possess that love but are possessed by it, and sometimes it takes us by surprise, and overwhelms us”

Dean Koontz  “A Big Little Life”

Linda and I had to take Bailey in last evening for his final rest and it was most difficult to let him go. It was our first time having to do this and it will not be repeated as Bailey was enough dog for a lifetime.

That is what you must do though as a responsible  pet owner, you take the pain so they do not suffer.

He had begun to fail since we moved from Locust Ave and his dignity in the end was paramount to us.

All the family albums are packed away from our move so I have no photos to share  of the camping trips when he was  a pup, nor photos of Bryce and Jeff loving him up. I have a photo of him and his Mom too buried someplace when we picked him up from our breeder Irene Selden. This post is for everyone that got a chance to meet Bailey and also  so we can visit it from time to time, though all the images  and feelings are stored  forever in our hearts.

Bailey did maintain that  game exuberance,  “let’s go for walk ” right up until a few weeks ago. Anyone that met him about Town was amazed at his age.

He was a good boy.

2008 Bailey


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Bailey 18


bailey boating



bailey10He would agree to this sort  of fun for one holiday photo, only one.


bailey and me

 Thanks  so much to the staff at Exeter Veterinary in Stratham for last night and to Bittersweet Kennel in Newfields for all the care they rendered  over the years.



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summer storm

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eastern painted turtle

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Monday on Brattle


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friday morning

Stepped out of the apartment with the dog early this morning and met this fellow coming up the stairs. We are currently camping at the Mill along the river as we sold our home.

In two days.

I am not crowing, just a word to the wise. Formulate  a plan if you catch the bug to sell because all the campgrounds are full.

This is an an area that is chock full of wild things. My own yard was the same way with woodland beasts.   I tried to pick him up but as you saw in the other snapper photo, they have long necks. You lift from the rear and just behind his head, but he was having none of that .


2015-05-29 05.57.34 So I grabbed a hamper and it just fit.

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Back to Clemson Pond for the wandering turtle.

On our walk this am we saw the Exeter FD responding to a brush fire in the PEA woods.

2015-05-29 06.26.57-3Have a nice weekend,


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Not a sunset


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sunday morning

IMG_8293Icy blast from the past.


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