Archive for April, 2013


Billy Ashford, 10, of Hampstead heads to the measuring table with his 15-inch rainbow trout at the annual Hampstead Civic Club Fishing Derby, held Saturday morning at Shop Pond. More than 80 children braved the rain and cold temperature to participate in trying to catch the trout that had been freshly stocked by the state […]

Selectmen Approve Hiring Animal Control Assistant

HAMPSTEAD – The Board of Selectmen heard from Police Chief Joe Beaudoin about the need to appoint an assistant for the Town’s Animal Control Officer, Sheila Johannesen. Johannesen’s assistant resigned to take a full-time position in another town, Beaudoin said. He noted that the assistant position doesn’t involve many hours but is important, and suggested […]

More Discussions Planned on Chester College Property

CHESTER – A public hearing at the board of selectmen’s April 18 meeting on the bond warrant article to potentially purchase the Chester College of New England property fielded some questions and discussion, but much of the proceedings were a formality before Town Meeting. Voters will decide at that time what to do with the […]

Lynne Blaisdell Promoted to Sandown Town Administrator

SANDOWN – Former selectmen’s office manager Lynne Blaisdell has been promoted to the position of town administrator/welfare officer by the board of selectmen. While many reasons prompted the move, the board said that at its core is the fact that Blaisdell has been taking on many responsibilities beyond her job description for a long time. […]