Archive for January, 2014

Playing an Active Role

Deliberative sessions are the times specifically set aside to discuss and potentially change warrant articles. Residents don’t vote on whether or not to approve the warrant article at deliberative session – they vote instead to send the article to the warrant, and on Election Day, they vote the warrant article up or down. At deliberative […]

Green Challenges Numbers at Timberlane Budget Hearing

SANDOWN – Though she was ready to participate by phone, the Timberlane Regional School District Budget Committee voted not to allow Sandown representative Cathy Gorman to take part in the meeting immediately following its public budget hearing Thursday, Jan. 16. Sandown’s other representative, Donna Green, made the motion to allow Gorman to participate, but received […]

Deliberative Session Saturday
for Sandown Town Warrant

SANDOWN – This coming Saturday, Feb. 1, residents have the chance to head to Town Hall to spend a few hours listening to their neighbors and elected leaders discuss where their tax dollars will be spent in the coming year. The deliberative session is open to all registered voters, and while attendance hasn’t been great […]

Costs Released for Proposal
Design for School Bond Projects

HAMPSTEAD – At the recent public hearing on the School District Bond warrant article for a renovation and construction project at Central and Hampstead Middle schools, a question about how much money had already been spent on the proposal did not receive a complete answer.

Road Agent Says Time Nearing
to Create Highway Department

CHESTER – Road agent Mike Oleson is asking the town to think about creating an independent highway department in the next five years or so. While he admitted that the current system is likely the most economical way to run the department, it relies heavily on the fact that the road agent has and uses […]

Tyler Cassidy goes in for another taste of his dad’s chili entry.

Crock Pot Cook-off

Twelve contestants presented their best chili at the annual Chester Parent Teacher Association-sponsored Chili Cook-off at Chester Academy last Friday night. Tyler Cassidy, 2, goes in for another taste of his dad’s entry.  Photo by Chris Paul

Sandown Voters Face Options for New Police Station

SANDOWN – Police chief Joe Gordon is urging voters to come out this year to support a project they’ve been saving for during the last five years, the construction of a new police station. And the opportunity has arisen to complete that project at a significant savings, thanks to the timely arrival on the market […]

Filing Deadline Friday for Candidates

SANDOWN – With the Friday, Jan. 31 deadline approaching to file for town and school district elected office, some residents have already signed up. The filing period closes Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The Town Clerk’s office will be open that day from 3 to 5 p.m. for election filings only. Three selectmen seats are […]