Archive for May, 2013

Sandown Remembers

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kevin Major invited area child to place remem- berances at the the war monument at Sandown Town Hall during the town’s observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. This was stop the parde made on its way to Central Cemetery.

Pinkerton Gets Bronze Ranking Among Best High Schools

Pinkerton Academy has been named one of the Best High Schools in America on the U.S. News and World Report website’s annual school ranking. Pinkerton was one of seven New Hampshire schools receiving a Bronze ranking. Twelve New Hampshire schools received Silver ranking; there were no Gold rankings in New Hampshire. Chris Harper, academic dean […]

Pinkerton and Hampstead Academy teams in Top 20 at DI Globals

Two local teams went to Knoxville, Tenn. last week to compete in the Global Finals of Destination Imagination (DI) from May 22 through 25, and both cracked the top 20 in their categories. The Pinkerton Academy team, titled How Many Dragons Have You Fought? competed in the Technical category in the secondary level for the […]

Beach Committee Disbands with Project Complete

HAMPSTEAD – The Beach Committee has worked hard over the last couple of years to get drainage and erosion control measures designed, funded and implemented at the Town Beach. The run-off of water in rain storms from the roads in the beach area had been eroding the beach every year, and had created a variety […]

Conservation Questions Proposed Access Road for Middle School

HAMPSTEAD – The Conservation Commission received the Dredge and Fill application for a proposed emergency second access road for Hampstead Middle School, and has reservations with the project. Commission members discussed the application and noted that there appear to be three areas of fill into wetlands, with no retention ponds proposed to treat the areas […]

More Questions Than Answers on Unfinished Subdivision Roads

CHESTER – Unfinished subdivision roads and what the town can do to ensure developers finish them came up again at the town planning board. The issue has been forced by residents of Lincoln Lane, who reside on a road owned by Abdallah Construction. According to all reports, Abdallah has no interest in completing the road […]

Honesty Works Best

Maybe it’s the Live Free or Die philosophy gone haywire, but the State of New Hampshire does not have an ethics code or disciplinary mechanism for local officials. That’s left to individual municipalities, and many have none. Even in towns with written ethics codes, it’s not uncommon to hear a local official take a swipe […]

Sandown Remembers War Dead, Soldiers Missing in Action

SANDOWN – Every Memorial Day, area residents come to Sandown to pay tribute to the nation’s war dead in a solemn and moving way. They come to listen to Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kevin Major tell the tale of one individual who sacrificed his or her life for their country and in so doing, they recognize […]