After 40 years of practicing law, Rob Ciandella has retired effective July 1, 2020. Rob wrote in a letter to his clients:
“Practicing law has been consistently rewarding and interesting. Practicing law has also introduced me to people like you, who are “in the arena” and looking to make things happen in this world. Finally, practicing law here at the Firm has put me in the mix of a rich, collegial atmosphere. I am deeply grateful for it all.
Now is my time to turn to other pursuits. I will bring to what comes next all that I have learned from my experience practicing law and servicing clients. Thank you for helping to shape that experience.”
Please join all of us in wishing Rob and his wife Debbie the best in many years of a well-earned retirement ahead
DTC Partner Katherine B. Miller will be speaking on November 14, 2019, at the conference of the Northern New England chapter of the American Planning Association, at the Mount Washington Hotel, in Bretton Woods, NH. Kate will be on a panel with New Hampshire planners, discussing updates to federal laws that planners should know about. Kate will be covering telecommunications law, including recent changes in federal rules on permitting wireless communications facilities, including granting them access to public rights of way. Her Power Point Presentation is included here.
Kate is the Chair of the Telecommunications and Utilities Practice Groups at DTC.
We are very excited to be sponsoring this year’s American Independence Museum’s Beer for History series. Join us on Thursday, September 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern in Exeter, NH for the first event with beer from von Trapp Brewing. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!
[Photo by Paul Royal]
Click here for article on September 26th event
Attorney Chris Boldt and his wife Carolyn will again perform with the Sandwich Singers at three Christmas concerts this year: Wednesday December 12 at the Congregational Church in Melvin Village; Thursday December 13 at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth; and Sunday December 16 at the Methodist Meeting House in Center Sandwich. All concerts will be at 7:00 p.m. and are free, though contributions are gratefully accepted.
For more information, please go to www.artstamworth.org.
DTC Lawyers will be participating as a team in the Exeter Hospital’s United in Wellness Cancer Walk & Trick or Treat Trot 5K on Sunday, October 28th to support the Center for Cancer Care at Exeter Hospital and their patients. Come join us for a morning of Halloween fun and fitness! This 5K is geared towards all fitness levels and they are encouraging participants to embrace the spirit of Halloween by dressing in costume. There will be prizes to top fundraisers, both individual and team, as well as 5K division winners and best costume. After the race there will be snacks, face painting, and more!
Click here for more information.
DTC Attorney John Ratigan will be presenting a lecture on Solar Power & Land Use for the 2018 Municipal Law Lecture Series. These lectures are geared towards municipal officials who hold interest or responsibility in any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.
Attorney Ratigan’s lectures will focus on Model Solar Ordinance & Guidance and will be as followed: Wednesday, September 26th 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Stratham Municipal Center, Wednesday, October 3rd 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Derry Municipal Center, and Wednesday, October 10th 7:00pm –9:00 pm at Cheshire County Hall in Keene.
For more information on the New Hampshire Municipal Association, click here.
DTC is proud to sponsor the 6th annual TEDx event, scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018 at Portsmouth’s historic Music Hall. TEDx focuses on spreading ideas and bringing people together through local, self-organized events. This year’s theme, “That Was Then,” will include fifteen exciting and inspiring speakers as well as several performing acts who will explore big ideas and challenges affecting our community. They will be reflecting on how things were, how things are now, and then begin an exploration of how things will be. Topics will include the environment and planet, community challenges, and ways to revolutionize our businesses and improve our towns.
People who are unable to attend can access a free, online live stream of the event. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, April 7, Paralegal Stephanie Carty, volunteered as a judge for the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire, Junior Oratorical Contest at the NH Institute for Politics on the Campus of St. Anselm College. Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship. The Junior contest, children in 6th through 8th grade, is a pathway to the High School Oratorical Contest. The program is designed to create interest, foster appreciation and gain a better understanding of the United States. A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution is required with a length of 3 to 5 minutes, as well as an “Assigned Topic” that must consume 2 to 4 minutes of the presenter’s delivery. Stephanie is an active member of R.A. Mitchell Unit 51 American Legion Auxiliary. The American Legion family is the nation’s largest veterans service organization. For more information about the American Legion’s mission and programs please go to https://www.legion.org/
What began as the rediscovery of one woman’s incredible paintings has blossomed into five kindred exhibitions opening in Portsmouth. Perfectly timed, spring 2018 kicks off a year filled with vibrant artwork by talented women in the galleries of the Portsmouth Historical Society at Discover Portsmouth and the John Paul Jones House Museum.
Gertrude Fiske: American Master opens April 6 and runs through September 30 in the historic Academy Gallery at 10 Middle Street. A student of top American Impressionists, including Edmund C. Tarbell in Boston and Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine, Fiske developed a unique way of seeing the world. Curated by Lainey McCartney, this diverse collection of 66 works, some unseen by the public, reveals a mastery of the painter’s craft being fully recognized again for the first time since her zenith in the first quarter of the twentieth century.
Gertrude Fiske (1879-1961) dedicated her entire life to her art. Critics in her era recognized Fiske as adventurous, technically superb, bold, and marked “with a power and depth that very few artists, male or female, had ever achieved.”
For more information about the Portsmouth Historical Society and to purchase tickets, click here.
Riverwoods Durham obtained conditional approval from the Durham Planning Board on January 10, 2018 to construct a continuing care retirement community on Stone Quarry Drive in Durham. The community campus is designed for people 62 and over and will consist of 150 independent living apartments and include a 72 bed health center providing assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. The campus will occupy approximately 11 acres and will contain many of the program elements and amenities found at the hugely successful campus at Riverwoods Exeter. Sharon Cuddy Somers serves as land use counsel for the project and, following a review process which began in May 2017, obtained approvals from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Other local members of the development team include Jeff Clifford of Altus Engineering and Robbi Woodburn of Woodburn & Company. Justine Vogel, CEO of Riverwoods Durham says the community is beginning to take deposits from prospective residents now and anticipates construction beginning in June 2018 with an estimated opening of early 2020.
Click here for more information from the article in the Portsmouth Herald.
For more information on Riverwoods Durham click here.
For more information on Woodburn & Company click here.