Archive for August, 2013

Chester Academy Ready for First Day of School

CHESTER – Chester Academy is ready to welcome its students back to school next week. There are a few changes to the building and its staff, but the basics remain the same, according to administration: to welcome the kids back and keep them excited to be learning. The most notable changes to the school halls […]

Hampstead Cable to Offer New, Locally Produced Shows

HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead Town Cable Channel 17 will have a variety of new offerings come fall, with some produced locally by station manager Bianca Nicolosi. Nicolosi will be producing and editing four new segments to be shown on Channel 17. A cooking show, called “The Food Student,” will be hosted by a Pinkerton Academy culinary […]

Two Chester Residents Join Pinkerton Board of Trustees

Two Chester residents are the newest members of the Pinkerton Academy Board of Trustees. Bonnie Eckerman and Edward Karjala will be formally introduced as trustees to School Board members and superintendents from the sending districts at the first group meeting of the school year between Pinkerton and its partner districts Thursday, Nov. 7, at Pinkerton […]

Nov. 1 Ground Breaking Expected for Police Station

HAMPSTEAD – The Police Station Building Committee is working hard to get ready for construction this fall. At its latest meeting last week with architect Kyle Barker, the committee was able to put the finishing touches to the draft site plan, which should be finished by the end of August. The date for the RFP […]

Commission Questions Future of Stonewalls at Depot Development

HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead Historic District Heritage Commission member John Kelley raised a question as to whether member Priscilla Lindquist had gone any further with his earlier query regarding the stonewalls located on the Depot Development property. He noted that statute requires both owners to agree to have them removed. Lindquist said she had spoken to […]


Season Starts

Kit Plummer readies the Hazelton Orchards over the weekend as another fruit picking season is underway. Apples are still a few weeks away from picking but peaches from the orchard are already being sold at the farm stand. See story page 9.

Later Start Time for Sandown Central School

SANDOWN – There’s a new time for the start of school at Sandown Central this year, and principal Douglas Rolph hopes it will help parents with children at both North and Central Schools. North School serves kindergarten through third grade; Central offers fourth and fifth grades. Central School is looking to get kids into the […]

Budget Committee Member Criticizes Way Vacancy Filled

HAMPSTEAD – While last week’s Budget Committee meeting was supposed to be strictly to re-assign liaison seats following the resignation of one member and the approval of his replacement, the way in which that replacement was handled irked member Proctor Wentworth, and he let the committee know how he felt. After liaison assignments were set […]