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*** Event Highlights ***

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Raymond

Raymond Coalition For Youth 16th Family Fun Night - Raymond

Raymond Town Deliberative Session - Raymond Saturday - Feb. 5

Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo- Manchester

Valentine's Prime Rib Dinner Dance with "The Timeout Band"- Epping

Raymond School Deliberative Session - Raymond Saturday - Feb. 12

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Sandown

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Hampstead

*** OPINIONS: LTE’s & Editorials ***

Opinions: Letters to Editor and Editorials

******** NEWS ********

Chester Selectmen Work on More 2022 Warrant Articles

Hampstead Public Library News for January and February 2022

Raymond School Board Discusses Sixth and Eighth Grade Student Trip Issues

Sandown Planning Board Continues Public Hearings for Two Odell Road Properties to February

Chester Selectmen Review 2022 Budget and Warrant Articles

Hampstead Selectmen Hold Public Hearing on Warrant Articles and Budget

Chester Planning Board Conditional Approval Extension for Subdivision on Pulpit Rock Road Approved

Hampstead School Board Prepares for Deliberative on February 8

Sandown Selectmen Set 2022 Meeting Schedule and Discuss Budgets and Warrant Articles

Hampstead Public Library to receive NH State Library ARPA Grant Funding

Raymond Board of Selectmen Introduce New Public Works Director and Discuss a Few Warrant Articles

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Review Articles for Budget Public Hearing

Raymond School Board Ratifies Raymond Educational Support Staff Contract

Raymond Planning Board Approves McDonald's Improvements and Have Three Open Seats in March

Chester Selectmen Reach Agreement with Revision for Solar Installation at Town Landfill

Scott Subdivision Conditionally Approved by Chester Planning Board

Social and Emotional Learning Program Reviewed by Chester School Board

Raymond School Board Discuss Provision of Social and Emotional Services at Length

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Old and New Business to February Meeting

******************* December 2021 *******************

Sandown Selectmen Approve a List of Encumbrances and Review Warrant Articles

Hampstead Selectmen Hold Public Hearing for Unanticipated Funds

Chester Selectmen Appoint Phil Gladu As New Fire Chief

Cronin Subdivision Hearing Requests Another Continuation at Sandown Planning Board Meeting

Raymond Selectmen Approve Sandy Brook Drive As Town Road and Discuss a Few Warrant Articles

Raymond Planning Board Continued Liberty Woods LLC Green Road Properties Application and Conditionally Approved Harbor Realty LLC Dominos Pizza Restaurant

Chester Board of Selectmen and Planning Director Discussed Capital Improvement Plan

Raymond School Board Receives Complaints About Overnight COVID Mitigation Plans and Hears Changes to the 2022-2023 High School Program of Studies

Hampstead School Board Learn Universal Masking to Remain Until January 10

Sandown Selectmen Discuss Phillips Pond Treatment and Holiday Events

Hampstead Selectmen Hear UNH Risk Assessment of Town Hall Issues

Chester Selectmen Discuss Establishing a Public Works Department

Chester Planning Board Discuss Zoning Amendments and CIP

Hampstead Planning Board Approve Rolling Hill Road Conditional Use Permit and Continue Seven Other Applications

Chester Academy Principal Lacroix Moving On at Year-end

Chester Selectmen Learn that Transfer Budget Overspent

Raymond Planning Board Needs a Planner and Discuss Multiple Applications and Other Issues

Chester Planning Board Discuss Garabedian Pit Plan and Two DJ Development Conceptual Subdivisions

Raymond Schools Losing More Teachers and 2022 Budgets Approved

**************************** November 2021 ****************************

Sandown Selectmen Reviewed More Budgets and Discussed Draft Warrant Articles

Raymond Selectmen Pick New Water Tower Site and Vote to Stop Mega-X Project

Hampstead School Board Learned Total District Costs for Taxpayers Are Less than Last Year's

Hampstead Selectmen Concerned over Lost Revenue Due to Hampstead Hospital Sale

Chester Selectmen Discuss Use and Scheduling of Town Owned Buildings

Raymond Planning Board Continues Kristopher Lane Subdivision Application

Raymond School Board Forwards Unapproved Budget to Budget Committee

Sandown Planning Board Approves Hoyts Diane Lane Subdivision with Conditions

Sandown Selectmen Approve Police, Fire and Public Works Department ARPA Fund Requests

Raymond Selectmen Name Fire Chief Paul Hammond as Interim Town Manager

Hampstead Public Library News for November and December

Chester Planning Board Continues More Department Capital Improvement Plans

Despite COVID Increases Hampstead School Board Sticks with Targeted Mask Plan

Rockingham Planning Commission Explain Age Friendly Community Project to Hampstead Selectmen

Chester Academy School Board Approves Symptomatic Testing Program

Raymond Planning Board Continues Three Applications to the December Meeting

Chester Selectmen Approve Dog Regulations for Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area

Chester Planning Board Continue Capital Improvement Plan Discussion

Raymond School Board Vote Down a Special Meeting Request

Raymond Is Without A Town Manager Again

Sandown Selectmen Deny Special Meeting Request

Hampstead Planning Board Reviewed Stormwater Management Regulations

**************************** October 2021 ****************************

Chester Selectmen Continue 2022 Budget Review of 15 More Items

Chester Planning Board Discussed Planning Director's Need for Help

Raymond School Board Hear Assessments and Interventionists Reviews

Hampstead School Board Denies Special Meeting Petition

Raymond Town Manager Reviews Department Budgets

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve List of ARPA Projects

Chester Board of Selectmen Review More 2022 Budgets

Raymond School Board Adjusts Capital Improvement Plan and Receives Special Meeting Request

The Sandown Planning Board Continues Hearings to November

Sandown Selectmen Learn Nothing Irregular in Election Results and Continue 2022 Budget Discussions

Chester Selectmen Approve Conservation Commission’s Purchase of 7 Acre Parcel

Hampstead Selectmen Continue ARPA Fund Distribution Discussion and 2022 Draft Budgets

Hampstead School Board Receives Petition for Special Meeting Regarding Masks

Raymond Planning Board Receives Two Resignations

Chester Selectmen Discuss Wason Pond Area Leash Ordinance

Chester School Board Continues the Universal Mask Mandate at Chester Academy

Raymond School Board Close Raymond High School Due to Covid-19 Cluster

Chester Planning Board Determine Ark Animal Homecare Doesn't Need Full Site Plan Review

Sandown Selectmen Send 2022 Budgets to Budget Committee

Hampstead Planning Board Denies 200 Central Street Subdivision

**************************** September 2021 ****************************

Chester’s 300th Anniversary Committee Seeks Approval for Potential Events

Hampstead Superintendent Thompson Seeks Authority to Determine Universal Masking

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Raising Resident Town Beach Parking Rates

Chester Selectmen Discuss 2022 Budget Expectations

Chester Planning Board Holds Conceptual Discussion on 11 lot Open Space Subdivision

Raymond School Board Goes With New Hampshire School Board Association for Superintendent Search

Sandown Planning Board Continues Three Public Hearings to October: Odell Rd Subdivision and Two Applications for Diane Lane

Sandown Selectmen Delay Employee Salary Increase Until October

Raymond Selectmen Address Governor's Lake Issue Again and Discuss Flint Hill Water Tower

Chester Selectmen Approve Fire Department Roofing and Parking Lot Paving Bids and Deputy Fire Chief Ben Clark Resigns

Raymond School Board Vote to Increase Substitute Teacher Pay

Hampstead School Board Increases Scholarship Awards to $1,500 per Recipient

Sandown Selectmen Accept ARPA Funds and Old Home Day Planned for September 23 to 26

Hampstead Selectmen Approve December 5 Live Christmas Parade and Waste Oil Project

Chester Selectmen Fill Housekeeper Position and Continue Stevens Hall Restoration Discussions

Chester Academy School Board Maintains the Mask Mandate

Conservation Open Space Suggestions Made to Sandown Planning Board Regulations

Hampstead Planning Board Approve Stony Ridge Road Lot Line Adjustment

Raymond Planning Board Conditionally Approve Tom & Dee’s Auto Sales Application

Chester Selectmen Discuss Expenses for Fire Department Parking Lot and Roof

Raymond School Board Discuss Athletic Transportation Problem Due to Lack of Drivers

**************************** August 2021 ****************************

Raymond Selectmen Accept Overlook Drive as a Town Road and Approve $80,192.95 for Parks and Recreation Truck

Sandown Board of Selectmen Votes to Discontinue Land Sale

Chester Selectmen Review and Vote to Complete Stevens Hall Repairs

Chester Academy School Board Goes with Mask Mandate

Chester Planning Board and Garabedian Gravel Pit Engineer Reach Agreement

Sandown Selectmen Cancel Current Town Land Sale Agreement for a New Appraisal

The Hampstead School Board Decision on Optional Masks Called Compromise

Raymond Selectmen Revisit the Governor’s Lake Improvement Proposal and Hold Public Hearings on Hazard Mitigation Plan and Emergency Management Plan

Hampstead Selectmen Concerned with Department Heads Making ARPA Recommendations

Raymond Planning Board Approves Grants' Towing Application

Issue of Face Masks Brings Out Residents to the Raymond School Board Meeting

Sandown Planning Board Hear Ferguson Lane Open Space Protected with Conservation Easement

Garabedian Gravel Pit Engineer Continues Controversial Presentation to Chester Selectmen

Chester School Superintendent Locke Suggests New Position to Address Substitute Teacher Issues

Raymond School Board Member John Harmon Pushes for Level Funded Budget

Chester Planning Board Has Concerns With Garabedian Gravel Pit Proposal

Sandown Selectmen Hear Residents Request to Add Hand Count of Ballots

Residents Continue to Express Concern for Use of Voting Machines at Raymond Selectmen Meeting

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve New Heater for Garage

Raymond Planning Board Hears Two Cases With Potential Town Mistakes

Raymond School District Seeking Grants for Classroom Speaker Project

Hampstead Planning Board Discuss Camp Tel Noar, 27 Hazel Drive and Owens Court

**************************** July 2021 ****************************

Chester Selectman D'Angelo Wants Ability to Vote as Liaison to ZBA

Hampstead School District Superintendent Thompson Provides Updates Regarding Opening Plan

Chester Planning Board Hear Final Drowne Gravel Pit Reclamation Plan and Discuss Carkin Road Cul-de-sac

Raymond Selectmen Hear Residents Express Election Concerns and Accept American Recovery Plan Act Funds

AIG Retirement Services Presented to Sandown Selectmen

Hampstead Selectmen Open Library Light Post Bid and Discuss American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Chester Selectmen Approve Lincoln Lane Bridge Conservation Funds To Be Used For Another Project

Raymond School Board Vacancy Filled and Miss Raymond Scholarship Program Pays off Student Food Service Debt with $7,466 Donation

Sandown Planning Board Hears Two Applications for Diane Lane from David Hoyt

Hampstead Planning Board Workshop Decisions and Master Plan Survey Information

Raymond Planning Board Approves Mareld Company Application and the Mountain Road Application With Conditions

Drowne Gravel Pit Discussion Continued Again at Chester Planning Board

Hampstead Selectmen Learn School Street Crosswalk Cost at $50,000

Sandown Selectmen Accept American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)Funds

Raymond Selectmen Appoint Christine Rousseau as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector

Chester Selectmen Approve Plow Contracts and Fire Department Lieutenant's Position Still Unfilled

Chester Academy School Board Discuss Summertime Academic Programs

Hampstead’s New Superintendent Robert Thompson Provides Entry Plan

Chester Planning Board Continued Drowne’s Mill Pine Subdivision Gravel Pit Excavation and Police Department Impact Fees Approved

Raymond School Board Reviews Staff Resignations and One Hire

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Three Public Hearings: 200 Central Street, 651 Main Street Subdivision and 27 Hazel Drive

Raymond Planning Board Approves Two-lot Subdivision at 324 Route 27 and Continues Three Other Applications

**************************** June 2021 ****************************

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Discretionary Preservation Easement

Chester Selectmen Review Operating Budget and Warrant Article Encumbrances

Raymond School Board Discuss Capital Reserve Fund Expenditures

Raymond Board of Selectmen Discuss Cemetery Issues and Route 27 Bridges

Raymond Planning Board Hearings: Grant’s Towing, the Loon Lake Trading Post and 11 Ham Road All Continued

Sandown Selectmen Return all Boards and Commissions to In Person Meetings

Sandown Planning Holds Conceptual Review of Five Lot Subdivision on Titoranko Property

Stevens Hall Project Continues to be an Issue for Chester Selectmen

Raymond School Board Change Fall Re-Opening Plan and Interim Superintendent David DeRuosi Jr. Starts July 1

Hampstead Selectmen Decide that Masks are  Now Optional in Town Hall

Chester Selectmen Address Unlicensed Dogs Issue in Chester

Chester School Board Approves Re-Opening Plan

Chester Planning Board Held Conceptual Discussion about Detached B&B

The Hampstead School Board Lifts Masks for Out of Doors

Sandown Selectmen Approved Fire Engine Tank Replacement

Hampstead Planning Board Continues Belle Hearing, the 200 Central Street Subdivision Hearing, the 27 Hazel Drive Hearing and Approves Edwards ADU and Winchester Heights Condos

Raymond Selectmen Approve All Model Growth Plans and 4th of July Volunteers Needed

Raymond Planning Board Reviewed and Discussed Onway Lake Village Conceptual

Chester Selectmen Decide Opening of Chester Municipal Buildings to Take Place on June 7

Raymond School Board Discussed Year End Events Policy Decision

**************************** May 2021 ****************************

Chester Selectmen Remove Six Selectman Liaison Assignments

Chester Planning Board Approves Vissing Home Rental and Eversource Line Transmission Structure Replacement

Sandown Selectmen Accept Phillips Pond Association $15,000 Contribution

Hampstead School Board Accepts $318,179.00 in Unanticipated Funds

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Official Code Enforcement Vehicle

Chester Selectmen Reorganize and Welcome New Board Member Steve Couture

Raymond Board of Selectmen Proposed Land Use Fee Schedule Discussed

Raymond Planning Board Approves Jackson Lumber 13,750 square foot Addition

Raymond School Board Approves "No Cost" Athletic Trainer Services

Sandown Planning Board Holds Conceptual Discussion on Little Mill Road Development

LRES 2nd Grade Letters From The Heart 2021 to Raymond Residents

Chester 2021 Town Meeting Results

Raymond Planning Board Approves Clifford Lot Line Adjustment and Continues Old Ham Rd Sub-division

Chester Planning Board Reached No Resolution in the Drowne Reclamation Plan and Jenkins Farm Subdivision

Sandown Selectmen Hear from Police Department About Combining Two Part Time Positions

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Tabled Cell Tower Lease Sale

2021 Chester Election Results

Chester Selectmen Discuss Mask Requirements and Zoom Meetings Will Continue

Chester Academy School Board Reviewed the April 21 School Openings

Chester Planning Board Held Conceptual Discussion with Ark Animals Homecare Veterinary

Raymond School Board Learns About Project Aware

Hampstead School District 2021- 2022 Calendar Approved

Hampstead Planning Board Address Accessory Dwelling Unit Requests and Subdivisions

Raymond Selectmen Fill Barnes’ Vacant Selectman Seat and Appoint Bean Tavern Steering Committee

********************** April 2021 **********************

Sandown Selectmen Discuss Mask Mandate, Phillips Pond and Pot Holes

Hampstead Selectmen Appoint Firefighters and Promote Officers

Raymond Selectmen Discuss Mask Requirements and Interview Board Candidates

Chester Selectmen Approve Manchester Water Works Gate on Old Chester Turnpike

Raymond School Board Plan To Provide Student Learning Support and Recovery

Sandown Planning Board Reorganizes and Hold Three Public Hearings

Raymond Planning Board Rescinds Previous Decision About Town Engineer Reviewing All Subdivisions

Chester Selectmen Approve 20 Acre Conservation Property Purchase

Building Fire Alarm Interrupts Chester Planning Board Meeting

Hampstead School Board Learns that Schools Are Reopened Fulltime

Raymond Selectmen Address Capital Reserve Fund Requests

Wal-Mart Donates Thousands of Masks to Sandown Fire Department

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Library Pavilion Proposal and Fireworks in June

Chester Board of Selectmen Decide to Reopen Chester Cautiously

Chester School Board Vote for Chester Academy to Return to Five Day Schedule

Chester Planning Board Approves Two Applications: a Beauty Salon and a Short Term AIRBnB Rental

Raymond School Board Hears That Transportation is the Biggest Issue for Spring Sports

Hampstead Planning Board Approves East Road Lot Line Adjustment

Raymond Planning Board Continues Blaisdell Subdivision for the Fourth Time

Chester Selectmen Ask Town Manager to Reorganize and Number Warrant Articles

**************************** March 2021 ****************************

Raymond School District Superintendent Tina McCoy Resigns

Hampstead School Board Vacant Seat Filled

Sandown Selectmen Concerned about Old Home Day Date

Chester Board of Selectmen Send Warrant to Budget Committee

Raymond School Board Calendar Changes Dominates Meeting

Chester Planning Board Public Hearing on Pulpit Rock Road Subdivision Canceled When Variance Denied

Longtime Raymond Selectman Jack Barnes Retires

Controversial Conservation Parking Lot Discussion Dominates Hampstead’s Selectman’s Meeting

Chester Resident Robert St. Amand to Clean up Town Pound

Raymond Planning Board Delays Solar Ordinance Discussion

Raymond School Board Reorganizes and Resolves Default Budget Issue

Hampstead School Board Reorganizes and Addresses Safe Learning Plan

Sandown Planning Board Conditionally Approves Hoyt Subdivision

Sandown Selectmen Reorganize and Appoint Other Board and Committee Members

The Raymond Board of Selectmen Move Forward with Bean Tavern Purchase

Chester School District Names Dr. Sharon Locke, Ed.D. as New Superintendent

Chester Selectmen Approved Window in Building Inspector Office

Chester Planning Board Holds Conceptual Discussion of Processed Glass Aggregate Proposal

Sandown Election and Warrant Article Results March 2021

Hampstead Election and Warrant Article Results March 2021

Hampstead Selectmen Raise Some Municipal Service Fees and Look for Stormwater Committee Members

Chester Selectmen Approve the Town Administrator to Handle Impact Fees $5,000 or Less

Chester Planning Board Hear Jenkins Farm Residents' Concerns

Raymond School Board Discussed the Raymond High School Class Sizes

Chester School District Warrant Approved Without Comment

Sandown Selectmen Draft Updated Hazardous Mitigation Plan

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Four of Its Hearings

********************** February 2021 **********************

Chester Selectmen Looking for Hard Numbers for Stevens Hall Project

Chester Planning Board Approves Wellness Counseling and Retail Herbal Sales

Sandown Selectmen Decide to Holdoff On Phillips Pond Treatment Prepayment

Hampstead Selectmen Hear Civic Club Plans to Hold Fishing Derby

The Raymond Selectmen Push Getting RCTV Cable Server

Raymond Planning Board's Blaisdell Hearing Continued Again to April

Chester Academy Changes School Reopening Plans

The Raymond School Board Support Plans to Hold Safe Senior Prom

Abutter Questions Legality of Lot Line Adjustment Request to Hampstead Planning Board

Lot Line Adjustments Dominate the Sandown Planning Board Meeting

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Use of Jack Road

Hampstead School Board Hears Safe Learning Model Still Undetermined Following February Vacation

Chester Planning Board Move Zoning Amendments to Ballot and Warrant

Sandown Selectmen Decide to Holdoff On Phillips Pond Treatment Prepayment

Hampstead Selectmen Accept Labrador Lane as Town Road

Raymond 2021 Deliberative Zoning Amendment Articles Challenged

Raymond Planning Board Continues Blaisdell Subdivision After Discussion

Parents Push Chester School Board for In Person Schooling

All Articles Moved to the Ballot at Hampstead Town Deliberative

Chester Selectmen Approve Maintenance Department Truck Purchase

Raymond School Board Hears About Support for Students Struggling with Remote Learning

Hampstead Public Library News for February thru March 2021

Chester Public Library Programs for February 2021

Hampstead School District 2021 Deliberative Moves All Articles Unchanged

********************** January 2021 **********************

Chester Selectmen Move Dates of Election and Deliberative to May

Raymond School District Operating Budget Was the Most Contentious Article at Deliberative

Sandown 2021 Deliberative Runs Smoothly

Hampstead Has Two Candidates for Superintendent

Teaching Kindness Begins At a Young Age

Chester Planning Board Reviews Zoning Amendments

Hampstead's Central School Principal Collins Retires After 40 Plus Years

Sandown Board of Selectmen Assign Articles to Members

Hampstead Selectmen Continue Discussion On Labrador Lane

Raymond Planning Board Continues Blaisdell's Bald Hill Road Project

Chester Selectmen Still Undecided on Town Deliberative Date

Raymond School Board Tackles Several Important Issues

Sandown Planning Approves and Moves Stormwater Ordinance to Warrant

Chester Board of Selectmen Vote to Extend CARES Act Coverage

Raymond Planning Board has Design Review on 4 Freetown Road Project

Chester Planning Board Public Hearings Continued or Withdrawn

Sandown Selectmen and Budget Committee Hold Joint Public Hearing

Hampstead 2021 Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing

2021 School Budget Approved by the Hampstead School Board

Sandown Selectmen Vote on Per Diem Firefighters

Raymond Budget Committee Addresses both Town and School Budgets

Raymond Board of Selectmen Continue Discussion of Cable Committee Budget

Service Organizations Speak to Hampstead Board of Selectmen

Hampstead School Board Approve Central School 60s Wing Project Article

Chester Selectmen Vote to Send Out Stevens Hall RFP

Hampstead School Board Need to Identify Funding for Project

Chester School Board Told Part Time Superintendent Search Is Underway

Raymond School Board Reviews 2021 Warrant Articles

Sandown Board of Selectmen Reviewed 2021 Warrant Articles

Hampstead Planning Board Reviews Zoning Amendments

































































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