Archive for August, 2013

Planning Board Takes Action on Jenkins Farm Subdivision

CHESTER – Due to an expired performance bond, the planning board voted earlier this month to issue a stop work order on the Jenkins Farm subdivision off Haverhill Road. While the decision to direct the code enforcement officer to issue the cease and desist was later mitigated to only restricting further permits for the 64-lot […]

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Middle School’s Assistant Principal Sets Focus on Students

Lori Collins, the new assistant principal at Hampstead Middle School, said her primary focus is on the students and making sure they have the requisite tools to ensure they get a 21st Century education. Photo by Penny Williams

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‘Dinosaur Dig’ Popular Event at Hampstead Library

Joshua Iannuzzi, 6, Parker Lukow, 5, and Thatcher Stearn, 5, are pictured at their “dig” during the Hampstead Library’s Boston Museum of Science “Dig into Dinosaurs” program. Photo by Penny Williams

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Sue Dupouy, Louise Chartier Named Citizens of Year

Sue Dupouy and Louise Chartier pose with the Citizen of the year plaque they received early Saturday morning during the town’s Old Home Days celebration. Photo by Chris Paul

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Old Home Day Celebrated

Residents looking for fun found that there was a lot to choose from at last Saturday’s Old Home Days events. From frog jumping to pie eating to road races to just visiting with friends, it was hard not to have a good time. Top left clockwise, Boy Scouts hold the Old Home Day banner during […]

Transparency in Practice

Would you like to know what your tax dollars are paying for? Who wouldn’t. But sometimes it’s easier said than done, even when the latest buzz word for public officials is “transparency.” Our local officials handle public information in different ways. In the Timberlane SAU (School Administrative Unit), which includes Sandown and Hampstead, there’s a […]

Planning Board to Meet Sept. 4 on Chester College Parcel

CHESTER – A planning board meeting with resident Peter Smith is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 4, to discuss the use of approximately 70 acres of former Chester College of New England property. Smith has previously met with the planning board to give an overview of his intended use of the property as elderly housing, but […]

Depot Crossing Abutters Appeal to Supreme Court

HAMPSTEAD – The opponents of the Depot Crossing project aren’t going away quietly. They are instead mounting a second appeal effort, this time to the state Supreme Court, and filed their appeal Monday, Aug. 12, the deadline to do so. Their initial appeal in Rockingham Superior Court was dismissed by Judge N. Williams Delker. His […]