Contact: Elliot Schultz

New HampshireState Senate

Dunbarton , NH – Senate President Theodore L. Gatsas and Miss Hannah Foster, a Dunbarton resident and elementary school student, attended a Dunbarton Selectmen meeting on February 16, 2006.

Miss Hannah Foster sent a concerned letter to her State Senator, Ted Gatsas (R-Manchester) regarding the urgent need for a crosswalk for Route 13 in Dunbarton. Hannah cited the ever increasing safety concerns in the Town of Dunbarton and how a crosswalk would alert the drivers to pedestrians crossing this busy route. Miss Foster specifically requested the help of Senator Gatsas. “As an elected official I am always delighted to help a constituent; when I received Miss Fosters request I was not only pleased to help, but honored to guide a young member of the community through the process,” stated Gatsas.

Miss Foster, read prepared remarks, to the Board of Selectmen expressing her safety concerns over young children crossing the road to attend school. Senator Gatsas offered his assistance in handling the logistics between the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Town.

Hannah Foster, the young architect of this proposed crosswalk commented, “I am happy to help my town and hope that other kids look forways to improve their towns too.”

Gatsas concluded, “I am hopeful that the funds needed for the crosswalk project will be forthcoming.”

Senator Ted Gatsas represents Senate District 16 which is comprised of Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett and Wards 1, 2 and 12 in the city of Manchester.