Andy Seuss of Hampstead has been racing since before he started school. He recently captured a fourth-place finish at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon in the Town Fair Tire NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 100.
Archive for July, 2013
Nicholas McNeill and Jessica Newnan were presented with scholarships by the Chester school board for being the top academic achievers at Pinkerton Academy from Chester. Newnan graduated this year and McNeill the year before. Courtesy photo by Chip Underhill
Darlene Languirand visits Charlie the week after her dramatic rescue of the dog from the middle of Sunset Lake. Courtesy photo
Science teacher Beatrice Donohue puts the final touches on the engine of Madeline Zambrowicz’s model rocket in the grand finale of last week’s science camp at Sandown Public Library. Photo by Matt Rittenhouse
Derry Medical Center/Londonderry Family Practice recently awarded the 2013 recipients of its annual high school scholarship program, with a $1,000 scholarship going to a 2013 graduate from each of four area high schools – Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and Londonderry, Windham and Salem high schools. Winners graduated in the top 25 percent of their class […]
In the Pit campers at the Hampstead School District summer camp get ready for the race. The front four were ready to roll while the rest were anxious observers. In front are Garrett Pintal, Nicolai Crescenzi, Nate True, Matt Schumacher, and Jeff Reuter, and in back are Owen Remillard, Jack Berrigan, Kenny Houle, and Alex […]
Firefighters familiarize themselves with the newly acquired “Res-Q-Jack system last week during an extraction training exercise session.
Members of the Derry Town Council were correct when they said council meetings are their business meetings, not a meeting of the public. But that doesn’t mean councilors or selectmen have the right to ignore their constituents. And it also doesn’t mean that individual members should denigrate the comments of their fellows. At the July […]
CHESTER – The school board, after reviewing its food service program options, has decided to keep the program in house. The decision was made at the July 17 meeting after months of discussing the issue at meetings and with parents, and after soliciting bids from applicants and professional food service providers. The issue was prompted […]
HAMPSTEAD – In May, Hampstead Conservation Commission member Paul Carideo raised concerns about the Hampstead School District’s proposal for an emergency second access road for the middle school, after a Dredge and Fill application for the proposal went to the commission for review. Commission members discussed the application and noted that there appears to be […]
CHESTER – A rehearing to consider a special exception and three variances for a small triangular lot at the corner of Birch and Candia Roads was again continued at the July 16 Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting. The issue has been ongoing since December, when owner of the property Roger C. Garrett sent representative […]
CHESTER – Representatives for the defunct Chester College of New England again came before the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in search of four variances to enable the property to be sold and again put to use. The former college is looking to subdivide a 1.1 acre parcel from a larger acreage sale it has […]
HAMPSTEAD – The Board of Selectmen expressed surprise that only one application was received for the position of Deputy Fire Chief, before appointing Hampstead Fire Captain Will Warnock to the post. Jim Gilmartin, who had served as long-time deputy fire chief, retired at the end of June. Fire Chief Michael Carrier said he had received […]
Katrina Jordan of Danville was quite comfortable on Friday, July 19 at Wason Pond in Chester. Temperatures approched 100 degrees during the recent heatwave in the area, leaving residents in search of ways to stay cool.
CHESTER – The Chester school board and interim superintendent Jim Gaylord are looking to work with the Derry school board and Derry Cooperative School District superintendent Laura Nelson to review their contracts with Pinkerton Academy and determine if they can work together to improve them. Chester, along with Derry, Hampstead and Auburn, send their high […]
HAMPSTEAD – A Faith Drive resident recently contacted Hampstead Police after an incident involving patients from the private psychiatric facility Hampstead Hospital occurred in front of her house. And while police say the hospital does not generate many police calls, the resident wants the townspeople to be aware of potential dangers. Hampstead Hospital, located in […]
SANDOWN – The Old Home Days Committee is looking at modifying how the traditional frog jumping competition is handled during the annual summer festival. While things have been run in a certain way with the competition for years, the committee was recently approached by a concerned resident and someone who knows a thing or two […]
Whether or not border guards and high fences make any difference in stopping illegal entry into the United States, they have no impact at all the invaders in our midst every day. Conservation officials remind us that invasive plants are a problem in our towns. And they’re a problem in our waterways as well. According […]
HAMPSTEAD – The Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board has expanded its base of operations in Town Hall. With the Town’s Human Resources Department outsourced to Derry, that office, which is next to and connected to the cable studio, became available and Cable snapped it up. The room is the place where Cable began. The extra […]
CHESTER – Trash cans were removed at the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area in an effort to reduce stray trash on site but the effort hasn’t worked, and selectmen have asked that the barrels be replaced. The area is carry in/carry out, which means that users are not supposed to leave their trash behind. […]