Below is a selection of articles written about the town of Lempster, New Hampshire, where I lived from 1980 to 2014. In 2001, I founded a The Lempster Owl, a community newsletter. With the help of David Diehl and Erik Walker, and the many Lempsterites who contributed articles, we published four issues a year for almost ten years. I served as a trustee of the town’s public library for many years, and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the library, I published an article about how the library came to be in the state historical journal, Historical New Hampshire.
Living in Lempster was a great way to experience direct democracy in the form of New England Town Meetings. Here’s a description of elections in a small town of 1000 people with about 300 registered voters.