Archive for September, 2013

Fields Sprayed After Positive West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Found

HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead town fields and school areas were to be sprayed against mosquitoes Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m., after the Tri-Town Times went to press. Hampstead Health Officer Kris Emerson posted the intention of Hampstead’s mosquito control vendor, Dragon Mosquito Control, Inc., to spray, following the recent discovery of a […]

Britton Sentenced to 50 to 100 Years for Sexual Crimes

CHESTER – Police officers, Chester residents, victims and their relatives were pleased to hear Rockingham Superior Court Judge N. William Delker give former Chester resident Gary Britton, 61, more years in state prison than he likely has left to live.

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Fashion on the Field

Isabel Povey, 9, came to the annual Hampstead Junior Olympics dressed for success, as she leaped over one of the hurdles in the obstacle course event at Depot Fields. This was just one of the many challenges that youths aged 6-17 took part in on Saturday. See additional photos on page 9 of this weeks […]

Hampstead School Board Bans Electronic Devices at Meetings

HAMPSTEAD – Although a resident asked the Hampstead School Board to revisit its decision to ban the use of electronic devices at board meetings, the board’s decision to keep the ban in place appears to fly in the face of the state’s Right to Know law. Resident Suzanne Finocchiaro had asked the school board to […]

College Property Could Take Six Months or Longer for Approval

CHESTER – While planning board members have said there is value to having elder care apartments in town, they also note concern that a plan to do just that is far outside their current regulations. In a planning session Sept. 11 to review resident Peter Smith’s plans for the former Chester College of New England […]

Sandown Goes Gold for September for Cole

SANDOWN- For the last year Tony Stoddard, with the help and support of his wife, Michelle Stoddard, has been working to raise awareness of childhood cancer and in so doing to make certain that his son, Cole Stoddard, lives on through that work. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and gold is its color. Tony […]

Say No to Censorship

Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend John Adams, “I cannot live without books.” He literally spent a fortune on building a library. The author of the Declaration of Independence knew the value of free speech, and worked diligently to include it in the Bill of Rights. Books – and the freedom to read, something Jefferson […]

Season’s Greeting

Last week, Governor Maggie Hassan picked the ceremonial “first apple” of the season, and proclaimed that day as New Hampshire Apple Day. While we would have preferred that she did the honors at one of Londonderry’s venerable apple orchards, apple season has started. And that says we’re leaning more into fall than summer. In spite […]