Archive for August, 2013

Copp Questions Donations to Old Home Days Committee

SANDOWN – Despite much talk from acting chair Brenda Copp, the board of selectmen decided to accept two donations to the Old Home Days Committee, one made to the group and the other facilitated by it. The agenda item for the matter indicated that the board was to decide on accepting a donation to the […]

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Recycling Contract Extension

HAMPSTEAD – Recycling and Waste Disposal Committee Chairman Pat Bracken made a successful case Monday night for extending the Kent Farm Transfer Station contract with Casella for a year, rather than putting together a Request for Proposal and going out to bid. Bracken told the Board of Selectmen that the committee was prepared to go […]

Selectmen Seek Intersection Improvements, Plan Tree Work

CHESTER – Selectman Jack Cannon, on a suggestion by the Highway Safety Committee, will be asking the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) about some relatively low cost amendments to the intersection at Routes 102 and 121. The intersection has long been a trouble spot and is the site of frequent accidents. For years town […]


Summer Pottery

The Hampstead Public Library provided a summer program for youngsters about pottery making recently. Healing Touch Pottery of East Hampstead brought clay and pottery wheels to the library and took the kids through the steps of creating pottery. Pictured is Healing Touch Pottery representative Josie Braithwaite, helping Nathan Archambault, 8, get his clay ready to […]


Hampstead Summer Recreation Program Deemed a Success

Pictured are some of the Summer Recreation Program counselors for a trip to the Fisher Cats game. From left are: Maria Aiello, Meghan Hickey, Andrew Zuidema, Josh Johnston, and Mary Beth Tyson. Courtesy photo


Hazelton Orchard’s Farm Stand Opens for Season

Kitt Plummer harvests some of his ripe peaches from Hazelton Orchard in Chester. Photo by Chris Paul

Pinkerton Students Prepare for School Year at Band Camp

Danielle Low, a senior from Hampstead, explained how she spent what was left of her summer vacation: getting up with enough time to arrive at Pinkerton Academy by 9:45 a.m. “If you arrive by 10, you’re late,” Low said, as she cradled her tenor saxophone. They came, 190 strong, to a field behind Pinkerton Academy […]

Reporting the News

Contrary to what some people think, our news staff neither takes joy in other people’s misery nor likes to shock our readers. At the same time, it’s not the purpose of this paper to downplay criminal charges, even when they involve matters that make some people uncomfortable. We received two letters and a few phone […]