Thursday, August 25, 2016
Meet The Candidate-Sylvia Arcouette For New Hampshire State Representative

From Sylvia Arcouette:
I have been a resident of Farmington for 51 years. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I am retired from Strafford County Human Services after serving as a Mediation Coordinator for Parent/Child mediation. Currently, I am involved in several public service organizations.  I serve as Vice Chairman of the Farmington Budget Committee and Vice President of the Farmington Historical Society. I remain active in the Farmington Woman’s Club and am a Past President of the  organization. I always offer and make myself available to help out any civic group in our town that needs help.
Recently, I began volunteer work at Farmington Responds, a peer support center for people with substance use disorder who want to find their pathway to recovery.  Like many other families in the state,I have personally been affected by the opioid epidemic we face.  I believe we need to work to bring more money into our struggling New Hampshire communities. Naturally, I would support distributing some of that money to the Town of Farmington to help end this crisis.
My hobbies consist of quilting and embroidery and riding motorcycle with my husband Ronald. We have traveled cross country two times and will continue to do so for as long as our bodies will allow us.
I am running for State Representative because I want to help make this wonderful State of New Hampshire a more prosperous state to live in.  I would like specifically to bring more resources into Farmington in order to create more opportunities for the families that live here. Our little community  of Farmington is growing and I would like to help put it at the top of the list for quality education, successful business environment, and healthy recreational activities that support conservation and sustainability.
There is so much I would like to accomplish for Farmington.  The first step will be learning how to do it, and  with support from the voters of Farmington, I know I can make that happen.  While I have little desire to play political games, I have real experience in local government.  I know what our town needs, and I will bring that knowledge to Concord and put it to good use. I intend to Watch, Listen and Learn.
I want to stay connected with the citizens of Farmington below is my contact information. Please feel free to contact me with any question you have.
Sylvia Arcouette
49 Hancock St
Farmington, NH 03835
Home Phone 603-755-2373
Cell Phone 603-923-2194

Please vote for me in the Primary election on September 13th and in the General Election on November 6th

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​Creating A Cohesive Candidate Message Workshop-Thurs Sept 1st 6:30- 8:15 PM

Hi Everyone,

There is a very helpful campaign training opportunity available to local Strafford County candidates and campaign managers and to town chairs seeking additional training. If town chairs from nearby counties believe their local candidates or Committee members could benefit from additional training please let them know of this training opportunity.  

There will be a campaign communications workshop on Thursday, September 1, from 6:30 to 8:15 PM, in the Rochester Public Library's second floor large conference room. 

Creating a Cohesive Candidate Message that Attracts and Keeps Voters

Candidates for local office often struggle with how to craft messages that will resonate with their potential voters.  The broad messages at the national level can help, but also can drown out your campaign and leave voters in the dark about who you really are as a candidate and as a person. In this workshop, you will explore how to use the progressive narrative to craft positive messages that will not only resonate with voters but also will showcase your values as a candidate. You will be able to use your messages to give short speeches, develop candidate introductory flyers, add content to your website or Facebook page, and write effective and positive letters to the editor.  

This workshop is appropriate for all candidates, campaign managers, campaign volunteers, and anyone interested in developing a positive message that promotes an America that works for all of us. 
​Workshop content and resources are available at

We are fortunate to have Stan Freeda, a Democratic leader and activist from Farmington, as the Workshop Facilitator. As online learning specialist, Stan coordinates the NH e-Learning for Educators project, which offers online professional development courses for teachers through OPEN NH.

If you plan to attend please register using this link: .  If you wish ask additional question about the workshop, you can contact Stan directly at: . It is not necessary, but you can use a laptop, iPad, or smart phone if you want.  You should also come with a pen/pencil, as you will be doing some writing!      

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing many of you there!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Rochester NH Gay Pride September 10th

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBT community (and those who love them) to Downtown Rochester for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 12-5pm with remarks at 2pm. There will be live music, vendors, and special guest speakers.

Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

There will be remarks by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, Pastor - First Church Congregational; Mayor Caroline McCarley, Rochester; Mayor Dana Hilliard, Somersworth; and Carol Shea Porter, former U.S. Representative.

This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.) An after party gathering will take place around 5:00pm at Revolution Taproom & Grill.

Rochester Gay Pride

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBT community (and those who love them) to Central Square in downtown Rochester for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 12-5pm with remarks at 2pm.  There will be live music, vendors, and special guest speakers.

Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm - Live Music

2:00pm - Remarks by:
Rev. Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, First Church Congregational
Mayor Dana Hilliard, Somersworth
Mayor Caroline McCarley, Rochester
Carol Shea Porter, former U.S. Representative

3:00pm - Live Music
5:00pm - After Party at Revolution Taproom & Grill

This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.)  An after party gathering will take place around 5:00pm at Revolution Taproom & Grill.

Downtown Sponsors

 At Peace Body Arts
Bernier Insurance Inc.
First Church Congregational
The Garage at The Governor's Inn
The Governor's Inn

 Jetpack Comics & Games
Lilac City Grille
Magrilla's Restaurant
Revolution Taproom & Grill
RiverStones Custom Framing and Gallery
Rochester Opera House

 Skeletones Records
Spaulding Steak & Ale
Studley's Flower Gardens
Tri-City Bicycles
Under the Moon Shoppe

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Farmington Hay Day Saturday, August 20th 9- 4

The Farmington Democrats will have our booth as we do each year. Same place same great people. Come down and see us! We will have campaign information & signs. Some of the local candidates are planning on stopping by as well. We'll have house plants for sale and a raffle going on. Hope to see you all there!

Hay Day Fireworks: August 19; events start at 6:00pm
Hay Day: August 20; 8:00am-4:00pm
Hay Day 5K: August 21


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tri Town Dems Meet Thursday, August 11th At 7pm Emma Ramsey Center

TriTown Democratic Committee
11 August 2016

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order

Presentation - Joe Casey, Candidate for NH Senate District 6, (@JoeCaseyNH), New CC Person Landon Webb

Secretary's Report

Treasurer's Report

Digital and Social Media Report   

Old Business
Farmington Hay Day
Attendance and Raffle items

Milton Pride Day
Attendance and Raffle items

Local Elections and Candidate Campaigns
Farmington - Sylvia Arcouette, Joe Casey, Andru Volinsky.
Milton - Larry Brown, John White, Mike Cryans

New Durham - Bob Perry (Strafford) and Ellen Phillips (ND), Joe Casey, Mike Cryans.

Other Old Business Items

New Business

Scheduling Upcoming Guest Speakers
August - Joe Casey, Candidate for Senate District #6
September -
October - Peter Miller, NEA - NH Eastern Region Uniserv Director
November -
December - Brian Hawkins,  SEA-SEIU Local 1984 Government Relations Coordinator

Strafford County Committee
Caroline French and Elise Britton resigned.  They will be looking for replacement for at large member and treasurer.

Other New Business Items

Upcoming Events

  • Hay Day August 20th
  • 2016 New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast Sept 5th 9-12
  • September 13th NH State Primary
  • Strafford County Candidates Forum, September 21, the Castle, Rochester
  • Fall Social, no date set yet.
  • Save the date-Walk a Mile for Racial Unity -Sat, Oct 1st at 10AM -Red Brick Church of Exeter
  • Apple Harvest Day, October 1, 2016 Dover, NH
  • Farmington Town Players/Farmington Community Band present “DaShow Must Go On”, a celebration of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving with live music coupled a performance of “Thanks”.  Farmington Town Hall, 7:00 PM November 18 and 19.
  • Strafford County Winter Social, December 3, 2016. Just a social, but will have a donation bucket.

Next Meeting
Our next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 PM in the New Durham Library, New Durham, NH.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Meet & Greet For @JoeCaseyNH Monday, Augusr 8th 5-6:30 Rochester

 NH senate district 6 (Rochester, Farmington, New Durham, Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton).

The SEA political education committee is inviting you to attend an event with NH senate candidate Joe Casey (district 6) on Monday, August 8 at the Rochester Community Center.

The SEA has endorsed Joe, and this is a great opportunity to meet and learn more about him. This event is sponsored by SEA PAC, the SEA-NH/SEIU Local 1984’s Political Action Committee.

Please RSVP to

Learn about Joe Casey at
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Vision. Action. Community.

The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.