Archive for December, 2013

Leading by Example

Sometimes events are such that they just beg for comment, and that’s what happened this past week, both at the Derry Town Council and at the Hooksett School Board – the latter a matter of concern because it involves both Pinkerton Academy and the Londonderry School District. Hooksett board members were rude and disruptive during […]

Hampstead Cable Begins Planning for Summer Concerts

HAMPSTEAD – The Cable Board reviewed the success of its 2013 Summer Concert Series and the recent Don Campbell Winter Concert, and began planning for the summer of 2014. At its recent meeting, the committee members decided to plan on having eight concerts. Members have begun contacting musicians. The recent Don Campbell Winter Concert was […]

Snow Already Totals More This December Than Last

HAMPSTEAD – John Kelley, a Hampstead resident who works with the National Weather Service Cooperative Climatological Station at West Hampstead, tracks the daily weather. With winter snows arriving early this year, he took a look back at last year to see what the town faced during the cold months. This season has already brought 22.6 […]

Town Employee Says Vinyl Siding of Post Office Would Include New Windows

CHESTER – The board of selectmen is still undecided about whether to paint the Ruth Ray building, which serves as the town post office, or to vinyl side it, members largely split between longevity and value and historical precedence. The Ruth Ray building has a long history and once housed the Webster Brothers store, run […]

Chester Residents Urged Not to Throw Snow in Streets

CHESTER – It’s been a bad year for plow drivers having to go back out to clean up the snow that homeowners and their plow drivers have thrown back out into the cleaned streets. Road agent Mike Oleson said that while most residents do a good job with their snow removal, for some reason the […]

Hooksett Board OKs Enrollment Agreement with Pinkerton

While emotions ran high at a Hooksett School Board meeting last week, the majority of the board voted both to pursue a short-term enrollment agreement with Pinkerton Academy and to put a 10-year tuition agreement before the voters in March.


Jingle All The Way

Emma Adrien and Hannah Gagne are excited to hear about their holiday break from school during at the end of Hampstead Central School’s “Jingle Jangle” celebration on Friday. The event, which involved staff members leading students in dance and songs, was the last thing students did before heading out on vacation. See more photos page […]

‘Polar Express’ Comes to Life in Chester Program

CHESTER – Chester children took a ride to the North Pole last Friday in the final days before Christmas as they boarded the Polar Express in a Chester Public Library nighttime story hour at Stevens Memorial Hall. On Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. the lights had been dimmed, the hall largely illuminated by a […]