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February 1, 2003 - Shaker Regional School District
Feasibility Study of Gale School RELOCATION, Memorial School RENOVATION, and Middle School ACCESS.
​Christopher P. Williams Architects
March 24, 2001 Shaker Regional School District Annual School District Meeting - held at the Belmont Middle School.

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12-06-2006 Laconia Citizen Gale School receives and early present
12-04-2006 Laconia Citizen Effort to Save Gale School continues
11-24-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School group hearing very little that sounds like encouragement

11-21-2006  Gale School Committee Minutes

11-11-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Save Gale school effort just part of historical society revival
11-02-2006 Winnisquam Echo Gale School may get $4,800
10-30-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Waterson approaching Gale School from two different angles
10-27-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School Plans remains Undecided
10-26-2006 Winnisquam Echo Architect hired to look at Shaker's long-term plans
10-25-2006 Laconia Citizen Gale School Committee airsits frustration
10-25-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Save Gale School group is prepared to offer its own warrant article
​10-24-2006 Laconia Daily Sun With no major school projects planned, Gale School group fears inaction
10-24-2006 Laconia Citizen Gale School fate on line in Belmont
10-19-2006 Winnisquam Echo Gale School not on "Seven to Save"
10-16-2006 Laconia Citizen Historic Belmont School gets cleanup
10-16-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Volunteers clear Gale School of 9 truckloads and one dumpster full of old desks & debris
10-12-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School cleanup set for Saturday; Committee seeks volunteers, donations

FALL 2006 Belmont Better Times

10-10-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Concord St. site for Gale School to be investigated
10-10-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Cleanup the Gale School on Saturday
9-28-2006 Winnisquam Echo Committee raising funds to save Gale School
9-23-2006 Manchester Union Leader Belmont residents try to Save Gale School
9-22-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Original Gale School painting to be raffled
9-21-2006 Winnisquam Echo Board delays Gale School decision
9-21-2006 Laconia Citizen Own a piece of history
9-15-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker Board decides to think about Gale School building for awhile longer
9-15-2006 Laconia Citizen Fate of historic school tabled
9-15-2006 Concord Monitor No decision on historic building the old Gale School Could be put on Sale

9-12-2006 Gale School Committee Minutes

9-10-2006 Concord Monitor Gale School is worth Saving; now's the time
9-7-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Attend the school district meeting and help save the Gale School
9-3-2006 Manchester Union Leader Ashland and Shaker Regional districts striving to preserve schools
9-2-2006 Laconia Citizen Gale School fundraiser continues this weekend
8-24-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Corrective notice, "Save Our Gale School" effort grows article from 8-23-2006
8-24-2006 Winnisquam Echo Gale School Committee asks board for support
8-24-2006 Laconia Citizen Gale School worth preserving
8-23-2006 Laconia Daily Sun "Save Our Gale School" effort grows
8-23-2006 Laconia Citizen Options studied for Gale School
8-23-2006 Manchester Union Leader Group raises $650 for school

8-22-2006 Gale School Committee Minutes

8-22-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Selectmen advise Gale School Committee they'll need outside help to save the structure
8-21-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Superintendent points to Memorial building as possible solution for Shaker's space needs
8-11-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Residents organize to save Historic Gale School

8-10-2006 Shaker Regional School District School Board Minutes
8-9-2006 Gale School Committee Minutes

7-24-2006 Laconia Daily Sun No move has been made yet to Save Belmont's Gale School
7-20-2006 Winnisquam Echo Gale School's fate hangs in the balance
7-14-2006 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker board moves to get ride of Gale School

7-13-2006 Shaker Regional School District School Board Minutes
This page was last updated: March 30, 2016
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2016
3-9-3016 Winnisquam Echo Shaker voters rally in support of preserving the Gale School
3-8-2016 The Citizen Shaker Regional School voters approve $21.7 million budget
3-8-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School survives Shaker voting
3-7-2016 The Citizen Gale School save from destruction
3-4-2016 Laconia Daily Sun The Gale School is a beautiful example of Belmont's history
3-2-2016 The Citizen Gale School's fate to be decided Friday
3-1-2016 The Citizen Last Chance to Save Gale School
2-26-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Embree, Caruso vie for Shaker Board Spot
2-26-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Asking voters to instruct Shaker board to use Gale School
2-23-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Once Gale School is gone there is no going back; vote 'yes'
2-22-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Will the Sun Set this Year on the Gale School?
2-9-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School to come before voters in three different warrant articles in March
2-9-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Let me explain the 2 Warrant Articles Dealing with the Gale School
2-9-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Please Vote to Save the Gale School at Shaker Voting on March 4
2-9-2016 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School to come before voters in three different Warrant Articles
2-5-2016 Concord Monitor Shaker Regional School District proposals to switch to SB2, raze Gale School
2016 Public Hearing Presentation Handout
Confused About Warrant Articles?
INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE for March 4, 2016 Voting & WARRANT ARTICLES FOR MARCH 4, 2016 MEETING

2015
03-09-2015 Laconia Citizen Shaker Regional School District voters approve, kindergarten, pay raises
03-07-2015 Newspaper Article Shaker voters put off vote on taking wrecking ball to Gale School for a year
03-06-2015 Laconia Citizen Gale School saved for another year
02-19-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker drops full-day kindergarten in favor of half-day pre-K
02-19-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Save Our Gale School committee submits last-minute plan to Shaker School Board
02-18-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Let's not give up on Saving Gale School; come to March 6 meeting
02-14-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Let's move Gale School to solid foundation & convert to SAU office
01-20-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker Board Asking Voters for Universal Pre-K (Gale voted to demolish preserve bell)
01-15-2015 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker board delays vote on Gale School until asbestos costs are known

2014
12-24-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker superintendent wishes Gale School donor had approached board
12-23-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Donor surfaces as Gale School preservation appeared to hit a wall
11-14-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Estimates to raze Gale School in $43,000 range​
11-13-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Gale School Unwanted
09-02-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Shaker Board wants price tag for demolition of Gale School
01-15-2014 Laconia Daily Sun Gale Group meets with Board of Selectmen
2013
11-12-2013 Laconia Daily Sun Trustees nix idea of converting Gale School to Library
09-2013 Laconia Daily Sun Save Gale School Committee encouraged after meeting with Shaker board again​
09-12-2013 The Citizen - Laconia, NH Group suggests use for Gale School
08-30-2013 Laconia Daily Sun Group determined to Save Gale School say building is sound
2013 ​Gale School Inspection - Omega Structural Engineers (hired by Save Our Gale School Committee)
2013 Gale School Inspection - Town of Belmont
2013 The Citizen-Laconia, NH Gale School Belmont, NH
08-28-2013 Laconia Daily Sun State tells Belmont that Gale School has historical significance
07-24-2013 Laconia Daily Sun Committee will make 1 last effort to Save Belmont's Gale School Building
2010
6- 4 & 5-2010 Plan NH- Charret
2008
5-29-2008 Gale School Committee Minutes
4-17-2008 Winnisquam Echo Gale School question continues at annual meeting
4-15-2008 Laconia Daily Sun Town and school think over future of Belmont's Gale School
4-11-2008 Laconia Daily Sun Army engineers, Huot students could reduce cost of saving Gale School
2007
11-29-2007 Shaker Regional Proposed Capital Needs
08-29-2007 Laconia Citizen Capital plans to be addressed in Belmont (consideration given to move Gale School)
2006
2003
2002
2001
March 8, 2002 - Shaker Regional School District - Annual School District Meeting - held at Belmont Middle School.

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Letters of Support

Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter 01-2016​
Belmont Historical Society 01-2016
NH Preservation Alliance 09-2006
NH Division of Historical Resources 08-2006
NH Division of Historical Resources 06-2001 
     Letter of Resources
Arnold M. Graton Associates 
     Restoration Conservationist 08-1999
NH Division of Historical Resources 11-1998
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