HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead town fields and school areas were to be sprayed against mosquitoes Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m., after the Tri-Town Times went to press. Hampstead Health Officer Kris Emerson posted the intention of Hampstead’s mosquito control vendor, Dragon Mosquito Control, Inc., to spray, following the recent discovery of a […]
CHESTER – Police officers, Chester residents, victims and their relatives were pleased to hear Rockingham Superior Court Judge N. William Delker give former Chester resident Gary Britton, 61, more years in state prison than he likely has left to live.
HAMPSTEAD – The proposed pavilion for students at Hampstead Middle School is still $2,000 shy of the needed donations to make it possible. Organizers of the project are appealing to parents and businesses in Hampstead to help out.
CHESTER – Pending a decision by the school board the Chester school district can retain up to $194,883 of its 2012-2013 surplus to address any unanticipated expenses in the current year. It’s a new way to handle the school district’s finances made possible by a recent decision of the NH state legislature and approved of […]
SANDOWN- The board of selectmen has been making quick work of numerous small budget proposals this budget season, and their meeting on Sept. 9 was no different. Most of the budgets that came up Monday were quickly approved, though the conservation commission’s numbers did see some scrutiny, largely by selectman Brenda Copp.
CHESTER – The planning board quickly approved the site plan for the field leveling work to be done at the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area this fall. Engineer Bill Gregsak presented plans to the board at their Sept. 4 meeting, but members indicated that they had already heard about or seen most of what […]
HAMPSTEAD – There were only two hearings scheduled for the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) on Thursday, Sept. 5 and both involved construction. The board heard both requests and unanimously approved both. The first request came from State Rep. John Sedensky and his wife Beverly to add a garage at their 147 Wash Pond Road […]
CHESTER – At its most recent meeting, the board of selectmen agreed to continue, with 139 other towns across the state, a lawsuit involving the state’s primary telephone utility, Fairpoint, and its claims that the company should not have to pay property taxes on utility poles. It’s been a contention between telephone utilities and one […]
HAMPSTEAD – The Board of Selectmen and the Police Building Committee met in workshop session with a view to getting the answers needed to push a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction of the new police station as far along as possible. As the Board of Selectmen will take ownership of the RFP and […]
HAMPSTEAD – Assistant Superintendent Roxanne Wilson said that despite New England School Development Council (NESDEC) projections, the Hampstead School District is down 18 students from last year. Wilson said there are several new families at the middle school level, although several families have moved out. “We are up at every grade level at the middle […]
CHESTER – At a recent selectmen’s meeting, resident Colin Costine questioned during public comment why the Chester Fire Association was looking at purchasing an ambulance. The selectmen responded that they had no information on that matter, and Costine went on to surmise that should the department buy a vehicle, the cost to the taxpayer would […]
Assistant Superintendent Roxanne Wilson addresses the Hampstead School District kick-off session last week. Photo by Penny Williams
Hampstead Central School Assistant Principal Jennifer Marino greets parent Zoe Schwalje and her two sons, Logan, 5, entering kindergarten and Taylor, 7, going into Mary-Anne Lazzaro’s second grade. Photo by Penny Williams
Art Intructor and Hampstead teacher Michael Terrile and his son Anthony Terrile found just the right spot in the Town Forrest on West Road in Hampstead Sunday morning for capturing a scene to draw during the Hampstead Conservation Commission’s “Art in Nature” sketching workshop. Photos By Chris Paul
Students going back to school at Chester Academy got a chance to get back in the swing of things at the annual Back to School Barbecue on Monday. Clockwise from above, preschooler Isabella Bolduc gives kindergardener Octaviana Lopez a hug; Abby and Adam Bold dig into some hotdogs; sixth-graders Kayla Reid and Leah Dunwoody help […]
HAMPSTEAD – The Conservation Commission members learned that the land the commission has been trying to purchase for most of the year will result in a 17.27-acre parcel, not the 22 acres expected. The purchase is just steps away from completion. Chairman Tim Lovell said at the Wednesday, Aug. 21 meeting that registry data entry […]
CHESTER – The board of selectmen has agreed to hold a special meeting to review bids for field leveling work at Wason Pond. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has recently been sent out, with a bid deadline of Sept. 6. While the project has been held up for months, by the time the bids come […]
HAMPSTEAD – There are changes ahead for the Hampstead Recreation Commission. Chairwoman Kim Colbert has been at the helm for a number of years and announced at last week’s meeting that this is her final year. Colbert asked for a volunteer from the commission to serve as co-chairman for the coming year in order to […]
SANDOWN – The board of selectmen has officially entered budget season, reviewing and approving a number of the smaller town budgets at their Aug. 26 meeting. Reviewed were the finance department, supervisors of the checklist, moderator, patriotic purposes, assessing and a few debt accounts. These budgets saw little to no change from the numbers brought […]
SANDOWN – The town’s statistical revaluation has been completed and reviewed and at their Aug. 26 meeting, the board of selectmen signed off on the process. Representation from Vision Government Solutions, which performed the update, and town assessor Municipal Resources Incorporated (MRI), which reviewed it, met with the selectmen Monday to update them on the […]