Superintendent Pays Visit to
Sandown Board of Selectmen

SANDOWN – School Administrative Unit (SAU) 55 superintendent Earl Metzler met with the board of selectmen Monday, April 14, for an informal sit down about the Timberlane Regional School District. Metzler set up the meeting in an effort to get feedback from residents on the district and to ask and answer questions, and while a couple members of the public were in attendance, questions were primarily asked by selectmen.

Though scheduled for a discussion at 7:30 p.m., a related agenda item had Metzler at the table before then. Timberlane budget committee member Cathy Gorman brought concerns to the board about what she sees as a lack of information forthcoming from the district through Right to Know requests.

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Chester Petition Article for
Town Administrator Forwarded to Warrant

CHESTER – Thanks to a petitioned warrant article spearheaded by members of the budget committee, voters at Town Meeting in May will have a chance to weigh in on whether they think Chester is ready for a town administrator. 

The article was recently received by the selectmen, and members weighed in with mixed reactions at their Thursday, April 10 meeting.

While selectman Jack Cannon was in favor of the article, having led a similar effort a few years ago, chair Steph Landau was forcefully against it, saying it was a slap in the face to the board.

Cannon said Landau should not view it that way, and noted the need for a full-time eye on town business was becoming a necessity.

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School Board Takes No Action on
Proposed Thank-You Party for Staff

HAMPSTEAD – While School Board member Jaye Dimando had previously proposed holding a district-wide school employee thank you celebration at the end of the year, the lack of action by the board became a decision in itself.

The board discussed the proposal at its previous meeting, and at the Tuesday, April 8 School Board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Roxanne Wilson brought back three options suggested by the School Administrative Unit for the celebration, each with an estimated price tag.

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