Archive for June, 2013

Hampstead School Board Proceeds with Building Plan

HAMPSTEAD – The School Board has unanimously approved spending $284,750 for design and construction documents for proposed renovations at Hampstead Central and Middle schools. Meeting before the eighth grade Hampstead Middle School graduation ceremony Friday, June 21, the board heard Assistant Superintendent Winfried Fenenberg present an Integrated Project Management Services proposal from the Bread Loaf […]

Zoning Board Expresses Doubt on College Variance Requests

CHESTER – Though the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) didn’t express much confidence in four variance requests from TF Moran Inc., on behalf of Chester College of New England, it did agree to hold off any decisions until after a site walk and future hearing. Representation from TF Moran and Chris Norwood of the NAI […]

A Rally of Support

Friday evening brings the annual Relay for Life of Greater Derry Londonderry to the Pinkerton Academy track. From the luminaria ceremony to the crowds camped close by, the Relay is an emotional, moving and strength-filled show of support for the fight – and the fighters – against cancer. The Relay provides a triple focus – […]

Increase in Recycling is Saving Town Money

HAMPSTEAD – The members of the Recycling and Disposable Waste Committee have been saying all along that if more people would recycle, the Recycling and Waste Disposal budgeted amount would decrease. And the percentage of material recycled by Hampstead residents has risen, reaching 27 percent for May 2013. Tina Harrington, the committee’s recording secretary, said […]

Master Plan Photo Contest Under Way in Sandown

SANDOWN – Those with an eye for photography and knowledge of their town have the chance this month to see their pictures displayed prominently in Sandown’s Master Plan. Not only will their pictures help spruce up the visual aesthetics of the planning document but also make the at times dense text more appealing. The planning […]

Good Evening for Zoning Board Applicants

HAMPSTEAD – Last week’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting proved a good night for applicants, with all of the five hearings having positive outcomes. The ZBA unanimously approved all the five public hearings at its Thursday, June 13 meeting. The ZBA approved a home occupation permit for an in-home hair salon for Samantha Helfrich, […]

Hampstead School Board Wants Warrant Article for Renovations

HAMPSTEAD – The School Board decided it will take action on the facilities studies that have occurred over the past several years, with the goal of presenting a design plan complete with construction costs to the voters in March 2014. The school studies have identified needs at Hampstead Central and Middle schools, and the board […]

Court Finds in Favor of Planning Board Decision

HAMPSTEAD – Rockingham Superior Court Judge N. Williams Delker has upheld the Hampstead Planning Board’s conditional approval of Depot Development, a combination gas station, convenience store and Dunkin’ Donuts plaza on the corner of Main Street (Route 121) and Derry (Hampstead) Road. In his decision, he said the Planning Board had reached a “reasonable” conclusion. […]