Sandown Recreation participants took to the field behind the town’s recreation facility on Thursday, Aug. 1, to compete in the annual Olympic Games. Campers divided up into teams representing 10 countries throughout the week, earning points toward overall standings in hopes of winning various trophies. Thursday’s events included: sack races, a three-legged race, 100-yard dash, […]
Archive for August, 2013
Andy Medolo of East Hampstead stands proudly between his two seven foot-high tomato plants. Medolo planted them in May and never thought they would get as large as they stand now. The Sun Sugar Cherry and Early Girl tomato plants tower over the others he planted and are now bearing average-sized fruit. Photo by Chris […]
Northern water snakes like this one make their home around the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area, sometimes surprising people, but posing no real threat.
Like clockwork, we’re asked to advise readers of vacancies on town boards and commissions. And like clockwork, we remind readers to consider those openings, as well as to take a crack at signing up to serve on town councils and boards of selectmen. So there’s no time like the present to send out the message […]
HAMPSTEAD – Jason Gaff, 37, of 8 Johnson Meadow Road in Hampstead was arrested by Plaistow police shortly after he allegedly committed an armed robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Garden Road in Plaistow on Sunday, July 28, about 3:20 p.m. According to Plaistow Police, the suspect fled from the robbery scene in a […]
SANDOWN – During Old Home Days, residents will have a chance not only to tour one of the town’s most treasured historical buildings but also to attend a non-denominational service inside a structure that has been hosting services and community events for 239 years. An open house takes place on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 […]
SANDOWN – It’s been a perfect summer for hatching and growing mosquitoes, according to Sarah MacGregor of Dragon Mosquito Control, and it’s no surprise that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been discovered in a batch of Sandown bugs. Sandown contracts with Dragon for mosquito surveillance and control, and part of its efforts in town consist […]
HAMPSTEAD – Kevin McCarthy and his fiancée, Nancy Gorman, are eager to purchase a lot at 130 Mill Shore Drive from Marie and Edward Lombardi. Thanks to Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) approval of their request for a Special Exception to build on an undersized lot and for a variance to allow the rear setback […]
HAMPSTEAD – The Conservation Commission has been trying to complete its purchase of Joan Emmert’s 16-acre parcel off Collette’s Drive for more than a year, and now it is a step closer to happening, thanks to the Planning Board’s conditional approval to the proposed subdivision Monday night. Initially the Planning Board had set requirements that […]
Emily Paradis, 8, cruises across the finish line to victory during last week’s Olympic Games Week at the Sandown Recreation Summer Camp at the town’s recreation field. Emily was representing Russia, one of the 10 countries in the activity. See more photos page 9 of the Tri-Town Times Newspaper.
HAMPSTEAD – Michael Hall, facilities director for the Hampstead School District, had a budget of $160,000 to complete 10 projects over the summer, and he is pleased to note that he is going to come in slightly under budget. The most expensive project was replacing a well water storage tank and adding a new water […]
CHESTER – The board of selectmen has formally approved the creation of a committee to investigate the feasibility of bringing the town’s ambulance service in house. While board members have said they previously discussed the matter and agreed to the committee, selectman Joe Castricone asked for an official public motion, agreed to by all selectmen […]
SANDOWN – It’s that time of year when the town sets aside a full weekend to celebrate itself, with residents encouraged to visit with neighbors and try to eat as many hotdogs as they can in three minutes. It’s Old Home Days this weekend. The events begin on the night of Friday, Aug. 9 and […]
August has arrived. The flowers are blooming, the garden is ripe for the picking, fall sports practices are starting soon, and there’s still plenty of time to sit on the porch and enjoy the fine weather. Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for town festivals. Hampstead gets a two-fer – in […]
SANDOWN – Sandown police responded to a single vehicle accident last week that saw both driver and passenger transported to Parkland Medical Center in Derry for review. The police were called to Sargent Road at 6:36 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to find a vehicle traveling east had left the road around a corner and struck […]
CHESTER – On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the planning board will sit down with those who are looking to repurpose the Chester College of New England property during two site plan reviews. The board is set to meet first with Phil Cassista, who recently obtained a special exception from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) for […]
While the Timberlane and Hampstead School Districts earlier announced the amount of refunds they expected to receive from the New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC), based on an order by a state Bureau of Securities Regulation hearings officer to reimburse districts from the medical and dental insurance risk pools’ surplus, those figures were not complete. […]
CHESTER – Kathryn “Kat” McDonough, one of the persons arrested in connection with Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott’s death, has pleaded guilty to all charges and agreed to work with prosecutors on their case against her former boyfriend Seth Mazzaglia. On Thursday, July 25, McDonough pleaded to conspiracy, witness tampering and hindering prosecution in the strangling death […]
SANDOWN – The board of selectmen has historically refrained from deeding properties for back taxes, and with the latest round of unpaid properties, the board again decided to give extensions. Tax collector Michelle Short presented five properties with unpaid 2010 taxes to the board at its July 29 meeting. While there are seven properties that […]
Chester Recreation Summer Program participants roasted marshmallows during last week’s “Hunger Games” themed events week. Groups worked on a variety of skills during the week, with games taking place on Friday. See additional photos page 9.