Archive for December, 2013

Residents Reminded of Snow Removal and Parking Policies

SANDOWN – While most residents have just their driveways and walkways to shovel snow, and even that may lead to cursing the weather and pondering moves to warmer climes, Sandown director of public works Artie Genualdo has an entire town to clear off. And the last two storms have been big ones, forcing nearly around-the-clock […]

Town, School Officials Ignore Budget Committee Request

HAMPSTEAD – Although the Budget Committee sent out a request earlier in the week asking all department heads, selectmen, and School District officials to meet with it on Thursday night, Dec. 19, to present their budgets and warrant articles, the request apparently fell on deaf ears.

Want vs. Need

The Londonderry Conservation Commission was in the midst of spending up to $28,000 to have the town’s contracted planner prepare a web-based outdoor recreation guide for its conservation land when funding problems brought it to a halt. The concept is interesting, but if ever there were a classic definition of a “want” rather than a […]

Sandown Father and Son Sentenced in Attack on Neighbor

SANDOWN – Judge Marguerite Wageling said it was a rare situation to have both father and son sitting in front of her in orange jumpsuits for the same crime, but that was the scene at the sentencing hearing for Rocco Piccarilli Jr. and Rocco Piccirilli III on Friday, Dec. 13, at Rockingham Superior Court in […]

Conservation Commission Hopes to Protect 40 Acres on Fremont Road

CHESTER – Another 40 acres of Chester’s land will be protected in perpetuity, thanks to efforts by the conservation commission and property owner Bill Ahie. At their Dec. 10 meeting, following a public hearing that did not attract anyone to attend, the conservation commission voted unanimously to place a conservation easement on 40 acres at […]

Recreation Director’s Pay Raise Survives Budget Committee

SANDOWN – The parks and recreation budget was approved without changes by the budget committee, with a 6 percent increase from last year’s numbers and a 15 percent increase in the recreation director’s salary. Steve Brown, budget committee member and husband of the recreation director receiving the raise, motioned to approve the budget as presented […]

Donation Makes Possible Another Bay at Fire Station

CHESTER – According to fire chief Rich Antoine, the Chester Fire Association has received a sizeable donation to make possible an additional bay at the fire station. Antoine told the board of selectmen about the donation and the plans at its Dec. 12 meeting.

Paint or Vinyl for Historic Post Office Building? Still No Decision

CHESTER – Though the board of selectmen included funding for the painting of the post office in the budget approved last May, that work has not yet been initiated, and at their Dec. 12 meeting, selectmen again argued about whether the building should be covered in paint or vinyl siding.