Archive for June, 2013

Flag Day Pride

First-graders in Cathy Wisecarver’s classroom took part in an annual Flag Day-inspired musical on Friday at Hampstead Central School. The students performed the songs with the help of music teacher Cindi Verrill to a crowd of fellow first-graders and kindergarteners. See more photos page 8.

Middle School Teacher Honored by U.S. Defense Department

HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead Middle School seventh grade science teacher Kathe Cussen and the Military Support Club she founded in 2001 have received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The Hampstead School Board learned of the award at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting. The Military Support Club is still going strong after 12 years, […]

High Fee for Septic Inspection Leads to Changes in Sandown

SANDOWN – After red flags went up on a high priced septic inspection, the selectmen asked septic inspector Ed Mencis to meet with them. Earlier this year Mencis, who has been serving in the role for just a few months, performed an inspection for a 14-home cluster development on Tote Road in the Stoneford development, […]

Stevens Hall Trees Get Clean Bill of Health

CHESTER – A burgeoning plan to remove the trees in front of Stevens Memorial Hall to redesign the area suffered a blow last week when selectmen reported that a tree expert deemed the timbers healthy. A few maples of different varieties and a spruce tree were the subject of discussion at a meeting between the […]

Chester Academy Set to Begin Leasing Technology

CHESTER – Departing from an historical strategy of purchasing computers outright, the Chester school board has authorized administration to begin a leasing program instead. At its June 5 meeting, the school board authorized the lease of 82 computers at a price of a little over $28,000 per year for three years. The decision comes after […]

Chester Academy Middle School Moves to Trimesters

CHESTER – The school board has decided to move grades five through eight at Chester Academy to trimesters. While the younger grades have been on the trimester system for years, the upper grades have been using quarters. An investigation into bringing all grades under the same system was undertaken by eighth grade science teacher Karen […]

Trustees Continue Review of Furnace Purchase

HAMPSTEAD – After receiving more information than they could process at their first meeting of the month, the Hampstead Library Trustees postponed a decision on whether to heat the library with propane or oil until their June 19 meeting. The library is in need of new furnaces. At the meeting Wednesday, June 5, Library Director […]

Meeting House Doors Almost Done

HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead Historical District Heritage Commission member Rob Morris told fellow commissioners that Doug Dupouy is almost finished with the new doors for the Old Meeting House. The hardware has been removed and refurbished and is ready to be attached to the newly crafted doors. Morris expects the doors to be in place within […]