Archive for July, 2013

Chester School Board to Keep Food Service In House

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 […]

District Responds to Middle School Access Road Concerns

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 […]

Candia Road Triangle Lot Rehearing Continued, Again

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 […]

Hearing Continued on Variances for Chester College Property

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 Selectmen Appoint Deputy Fire Chief

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 […]


Staying Cool

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 Seeks to Work with Derry on Pinkerton Academy Contracts

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 […]

Resident Concerned Over Hampstead Hospital Runaways

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 […]