Archive for October, 2013

Living in Scary Times

Today is Halloween, and if you did a quick survey of people you know, you’re likely to find that it’s the favorite holiday of many of them. Most of us harbor plenty of good memories of trick-or-treating amidst the fall leaves, more candy than we could easily consume, and the fun of dressing up and, […]

Hampstead/Timberlane Boosts Pay for Substitute Nurses

Superintendent Earl Metzler told the School Administrative Unit (SAU) 55 Board that an emergency exists in the area of nurse substitutes. SAU 55 covers the Hampstead and Timberlane districts; Timberlane encompasses Sandown, Plaistow, Atkinson and Danville. Metzler told the board last week that there is no pool of substitute nurses for Hampstead and Timberlane, and […]

Multi-Purpose Room’s New Roof Poses Problem

CHESTER – Recreation department officials are concerned about the new roof of the town’s Multipurpose Room (MPR). Recreation’s Corinna Reishus and Michelle Trask met with the selectmen on Thursday, Oct. 24, in see what could be done. The roof was installed over the summer following authorization from voters at Town Meeting. A new kind of […]

SAU Budget Includes Boost in Merit Pay, Human Services Salary

Donna Green, a resident of Sandown, questioned the School Administrative Unit (SAU) 55 Board on the reasoning behind a $93,000 increase in insurance in the proposed SAU budget.

Chester Plow Rates Set with New Fuel Calculator

CHESTER – Together with road agent Mike Oleson, the board of selectmen has authorized new plow rates and a new system to track and compensate plow drivers for their fuel costs.

Hampstead School Budget Still Work in Progress

HAMPSTEAD – Assistant Superintendent Roxanne Wilson told the Hampstead School Board that administrators are still putting all the budget pieces together and the personnel piece is the biggest, as usual.


Spooky and Sweet

The annual Parent Teacher Student Association’s (PTSA) Halloween Party for Hampstead Central School students, preschool through Grade 4, was held Friday, Oct. 25, at Hampstead Middle School. With the new venue, attendees spread out over a number of rooms and enjoyed dancing, games, crafts and food. Pictured, Riley Carter and Kaylie Sheahan have a blast […]

Sandown Man Creates His Own Halloween Treat

SANDOWN – For the past few autumns, a Sandown man has taken it upon himself to bring a smile to the faces of elementary level special education students in the Timberlane Regional School District. Joseph McKinnon was busy this month getting a tally of all of the children on the autistic spectrum or who are […]