Posts Tagged ‘Town’

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 […]

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 […]

Future of Chester Memorial Remains in Doubt

CHESTER – Disagreement over what a monument to important Chester citizens should look like has halted work that voters approved at last year’s Town Meeting and has prompted a warrant article to be considered at the upcoming Town Meeting that would defund the project.  John Colman, chair of the heritage committee, the group overseeing the […]

Voters Will Face Maintenance Questions for Spring Hill Farm

CHESTER – This year voters will have the chance to decide whether they want to once again take over regular maintenance of the buildings at Spring Hill Farm. The matter has been making the rounds of selectmen and budget committee meetings in recent weeks but just what the property is, who owns the buildings and […]

Selectmen Reach End of Road
with Town’s Historical Society

SANDOWN – Once again, progress on drafting an agreement between the board of selectmen and the Sandown historical society over use of the Train Depot Museum quickly vanished. But with an agreement nearly within their grasp, board members showed their frustration over the continued lack of progress, as once again they charged historical society president […]

Recreation Commission Hopes
to Continue Running Town Fair

CHESTER – After running a successful town fair last year, the recreation commission is looking to continue that work in years to come, and during budget talks with the board of selectmen last week, members suggested using the department’s revolving account to pay for and take in revenues for the event.  Commission chair Ed Karjala […]

Pinkerton Explains Enrollment, Costs to Hampstead Board

HAMPSTEAD – The Hampstead School Board raised a number of issues and had numerous questions for Pinkerton Academy, particularly in the area of enrollment and Pinkerton’s budget, and Headmaster Mary Anderson and Financial Administrator Glen Neagle arrived to provide the answers. At the Tuesday, Jan. 28 School Board meeting, member Greg Hoppa asked for validation […]

Plenty of Contested Races in Hampstead Town Election

HAMPSTEAD – Candidates for open seats for the Town and the School District are now set and the voters will make the final decision on Tuesday, March 11, in the contested races. On the Town side, two candidates are running for the single three-year Board of Selectmen seat – incumbent Sean Murphy and Joe Guthrie. […]