Selectmen, Heritage Committee Agree to Try Again

CHESTER – The board of selectmen and members of the heritage committee have agreed to continue to work toward a design for a memorial honoring Chester’s important citizens. According to discussions at the selectmen’s Thursday, April 10 meeting, the heritage committee will be looking to meet in the coming weeks, develop a new design or […]

Selectmen Hear That Hampstead Insurance Rating Improves

HAMPSTEAD – The Town’s ISO – Insurance Services Office – rating has dramatically improved. That was the word from Hampstead Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer Kris Emerson to the Board of Selectmen on Monday night. Emerson explained that ISO is an insurer-supported organization with the primary mission of providing advisory insurance underwriting and rating […]

Bathhouse Warrant Article Nixed by Selectmen

CHESTER – After removing funding for a bathhouse restoration project from the Wason Pond Commission’s budget earlier this budget season, the selectmen also put aside a warrant article for the same matter, which was forwarded to them recently by the commission. In February the Wason Pond Commission presented the bathhouse project along with its budget. […]

Easement for Natural Area Pending

CHESTER – The conservation commission agreed to have Chester take the deed for 19.61 acres off  Sandown Road (Route 121A) as part of an open space subdivision there. The town’s subdivision regulations allow for clustered home lots on less than two acres if at least 50 percent of the land is left as protected open […]

Hampstead School Lunch Prices to Rise in May

HAMPSTEAD – The cost of meals at Hampstead schools is going up in May. Whitsons, the Hampstead School District food provider participating in the National School Lunch Program, must review its paid lunch revenue to assure compliance, and that review determined that for the school year 2014-2015, companies that on average charged less than $2.65 […]

Town Officials Evict Woman From Dilapidated House

SANDOWN – Town officials recently had to evict a woman and her child from their home on Elizabeth Road for the severely dilapidated nature of the structure, and at the Monday, April 14 selectmen’s meeting, a neighbor came in to see what else the town can do to clean up the area. Though commiserating with […]

Five-Year Property Re-Valuation Begins in Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD – The Town faces a mandatory five-year property re-valuation this year, and the Board of Selectmen has approved hiring Cross County Appraisal Group to do the work. The property re-valuation process will begin this month and will be completed over the course of the next few months, with Cross Country saying there will be […]


Pinkerton Laxmen Ready To Make Another Push for the Top

No two boys’ lacrosse programs are more firmly woven into the very fabric of their sport here in New Hampshire than the ones from Pinkerton Academy and Bishop Guertin High School of Nashua. The road to a Division I championship – which veteran coach Brian O’Reilly’s Astros haven’t won since back in 2006 – runs […]