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Superintendent Pays Visit to
Sandown Board of Selectmen

SANDOWN – School Administrative Unit (SAU) 55 superintendent Earl Metzler met with the board of selectmen Monday, April 14, for an informal sit down about the Timberlane Regional School District. Metzler set up the meeting in an effort to get feedback from residents on the district and to ask and answer questions, and while a […]

Chester Petition Article for
Town Administrator Forwarded to Warrant

CHESTER – Thanks to a petitioned warrant article spearheaded by members of the budget committee, voters at Town Meeting in May will have a chance to weigh in on whether they think Chester is ready for a town administrator.  The article was recently received by the selectmen, and members weighed in with mixed reactions at […]

School Board Takes No Action on
Proposed Thank-You Party for Staff

HAMPSTEAD – While School Board member Jaye Dimando had previously proposed holding a district-wide school employee thank you celebration at the end of the year, the lack of action by the board became a decision in itself. The board discussed the proposal at its previous meeting, and at the Tuesday, April 8 School Board meeting, […]

Timberlane School Board Amends
Rules Challenged Over Free Speech

SANDOWN – The Timberlane Regional School District school board has voted to amend two of its rules that were challenged by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union (NHCLU), and members of the public, on grounds that they infringed on First Amendment rights.  At the board’s organizational meeting last month, members approved newly penned rules about […]

Article Rescinded That Would
Have Defunded Memorial

CHESTER – Stating that the point had been made, selectman Jack Cannon moved successfully to take an article off the warrant that would have sought to remove funding from the heritage committee’s efforts to erect a granite memorial to the town’s best citizens. The selectmen and committee have not seen eye to eye on what […]

Lighthouse Lane Subdivision
Continued at Planning Board

HAMPSTEAD – A hearing before the Planning Board on a request from Scott Lancaster for subdivision of 4-plus acres on Lighthouse Lane (Estee Road) was continued Monday night to the May 5 meeting. It had previously been continued from the March Planning Board meeting. The case involves a request by Lancaster for a subdivision of […]

Budget Committee, Selectmen
Are Far Apart on Numbers

CHESTER – After a meeting between the two groups on Thursday, March 27, it looks like the budget committee and the selectmen will be going to Town Meeting with two different budgets for voter review. The two groups could not agree on the numbers last Thursday, and by the end of the night their budgets […]

Timberlane Restricts Board
Members’ Right to Speak to Press

SANDOWN – At the first meeting of the new Timberlane Regional School District school board, members voted to restrict all communication with the press to the chair. That led to a letter from the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union arguing that the action violates free speech. The Timberlane District encompasses Sandown, Danville, Plaistow and Atkinson. […]