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Raymond School Board Decision Made on Buses and John Harmon Voted in as Chairman

Hampstead Planning Board Rejects Incomplete Cameron Court Elderly Housing Application

Chester Planning Accepts DuBois & King Wason Road Drainage Recommendation

Raymond School Board Delay Transportation Decision Until Next Meeting

Sandown Selectmen Hold Public Hearing for Auction of Town Owned Property

Hampstead Water Resource Committee Ask Selectmen to Consider Water Conservation Ordinance

Raymond Selectmen Move the Bean Tavern to the Historic District Commission and Consider Returning Public Comment to Meetings

Chester Selectmen Approve Hourly Rate Increase for Snowplow Drivers

Chester Academy School Board Vote to Replace High Use Doors

Raymond School Board Chair Ada Vadeboncouer Resigns

Sandown Planning Board Hear Residents Claim Hasago Gravel Pit Operations Have Damaged Showell Pond

Chester Selectmen Ban Animals at Wason Pond on July 23 During Anniversary Events

Chester Planning Board Continue Colby Farm Subdivision Hearing

Raymond School Board Discuss Capital Improvement Projects and Busing

Hampstead Selectmen Sell F350 Truck to Highest Bidder, Water Bills Increase 34 Percent

Sandown Selectmen Make No Decision on Request for a No Voting Machine Use Special Meeting

Ernie Creveling Returns to Raymond as Town Manager

Raymond Planning Board Continue Mountain Road Trading Post Hearing

Hampstead Residents Express Objection to Planning Board about Proposed Elderly Development

Chester Selectmen’s July 7 Meeting Cancelled

Raymond Selectmen Decide to Continue Street Sweeping and Police Chief Mike Label Introduced New Officer Busta

Hampstead Selectmen Considering Changing from Road Agent to Public Works Department

Raymond School Board Hear District Hires and Resignations

Chester Planning Board Discuss Southwoods Subdivision

Sandown Planning Board Public Hearings for 65 Odell Road and Showell Pond Road Continued

Sandown Selectmen Told 115 Dogs Still Unregistered and Hear Recreation Department’s Emergency Operation Plan

Raymond Planning Board Hold Design Review of Industrial Drive Warehouse and Continue the IC REED Scribner Road Site Plan Again

Chester 300th Committee Provides Draft Information on Three Events to Selectmen

Hampstead School Board Announce New Estimated Cost of Central School Project

Hampstead Selectmen Accept Road Agent Jonathan Worthen’s Resignation

Raymond Selectmen Sign Contract for Curbside Trash Pick-up with Pinard Waste Systems

Chester Selectmen Approve Three Roads as Town Roads

Chester Academy Chooses Director of Learning and Growth

Sandown Selectmen Deny Special Meeting Request to Ban Voting Machines

Hampstead Planning Board Continued Public Hearings for Bonnies Way Subdivision, 546 Route 111, Cameron Commons and Two for Owens Court

Chester Planning Board Discussed Bonds, Had No Hearings or Appointments

Raymond School Board Discuss the Transportation to Sports Events Issue

******************* May 2022 *******************

Carkin Street Resident Chaze Complains to Chester Selectmen Again

Hampstead Superintendent Thompson Introduces Two Design Concepts for Central School Project

Raymond Selectman Learn Buy Back of PAYT Bags is an Issue and Recycling Pickup Ends

Hampstead Selectmen Seek Consultant to Put Cell Tower Lease Out to Bid

Raymond Planning Board Continue IC REED & Sons Gile Road Site Plan Hearing

Chester Selectmen Approve Truck Purchase and Reverse Abatement Denial

Raymond’s Last Day of School Remains June 20

Sandown Planning Board Meeting Lacked a Quorum

Raymond Water Tower Issues with State Addressed with New Tower Coming in June

Chester Selectmen Discuss Winter Maintenance

Chester Planning Board Discuss Wason Pond Bridge Grant and Lifestyle Homes Development

Chester Academy Close to being Fully Staffed Going Forward

Hampstead School Board Heard New Plans for Central School Construction

Raymond Selectmen Approve Waste Management Extension Agreement but Recycling Ends as of June 1

Sandown Selectmen Approve Cable Coverage Recording Equipment for Recreation Building

Hampstead Selectmen Appoint Committee Members and Learn Fire Department Wants to Purchase Pick-up Truck

Chester Board of Selectmen Discuss Facility Usage Forms

Raymond School Board Approves Accepting and Expending Unanticipated Funds

Hampstead Planning Board Approves One Route 111 and Two Danville Road Site Plan Applications

******************* April 2022 *******************

Carkin Street Resident Expressed Concern about Flooding to Chester Selectmen

Eversource Conditional Use Permit Request Approved by Chester Planning Board

Sandown Historical Society ask Selectmen to Allow Some Old Home Day Events

Recycling and Waste Disposal Pilot Program Approved by Hampstead Selectmen

Raymond Planning Board Appoint Chair, Vice-Chair, Fill Vacant Seat and Discuss Mountain Road Trading Post Expansion

Chester Building Inspector Meets with Board of Selectmen

Raymond School Board Adjusts School Calendars Last Day and Start Day

Sandown Planning Board’s 65 Odell Road Subdivision Hearing Continued and Future Planning Board Meetings start at 6:30 PM

Chester Board of Selectmen Authorize Fix to Wason Road Culvert and Removal of 25 Trees in Town Right of Way

Chester Planning Board Discuss Emerson Road Extension Subdivision and Wilcomb's Way Subdivision Bond and Ask Chester Rod and Gun Club for New Site Plan

Hampstead School Board District Changes Last Day of School to June 23

Raymond Selectmen Approve Pinard's Option 3 and Accept ARFP Funding

Hampstead Selectmen Agree to Create Energy Committee, Discuss Cell Tower Lease and Appoint Committee Members

Sandown Has a New Recreation Director and Selectmen Learn Oil Expenses Overbudget

Raymond Selectman Reorganize Board and Special Meeting Requested Recount Numbers Stay the Same

Chester Police Chief Berube Warns Board of Selectmen of Increased Department Costs

Raymond Planning Board Hear Plan for Starbucks and More Retail Stores

Raymond School Board Approve Adding Teachers to H.S. Principal Search Committee and Students Express their Concerns

Chester Planning Board Discuss Emerson Road Conservation Easement and Conservation Ordinances

Chester’s 300th Grand Anniversary Event the Only Fall Fair in 2022

Hampstead Planning Board Appoints Bob Villella as Full-time Member

Raymond Residents Vote at Special Town Meeting to Ratify March 8 Results

******************* March 2022 *******************

Sandown Selectmen Discuss Searching for Town Manager Paula Gulla's Replacement

Hampstead Selectmen Given Planning Board Master Plan Update

Raymond Selectmen Plan to Hold Public Hearing for Pinard Waste Disposal Proposal and Learn Mega-X Investigation Has Opposition

Chester Selectmen Hear About Updating Hazardous Mitigation Plan and Emergency Management Operations Plan

Raymond School District Superintendent Ready to Move On From COVID Restrictions and School Board Re-Organized

Chester Planning Board Conditionally Approves Ark Animal Homecare

Raymond Joint Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Held

Hampstead School Board Decides to Break School Project into Phases

Chair of the Heritage Commission Attends Sandown Planning Board Meeting and Odell Road Subdivision Continued

Raymond Planning Board Discusses Rules and Procedures and Continues Loon Lake LLC Application

Chester Road Agent Oleson Shares Town Road Issues with Selectmen

All Warrant Articles Approved at Chester School District Meeting

Hampstead School Board Announce Erin Milbury as Middle School Principal

Raymond Selectmen Hold Public Hearing for April 2nd Special Town Meeting

Sandown Selectmen Elect Jonathan Goldman as Chairman and Thomas Tombarello as Vice Chair

Hampstead Selectmen Re-elect Sean Murphy as Chairman and Elect Steve Morse as Vice Chair

Chester School Board Approves New Chester Academy Principal

Chester March 10, 2022 Town Meeting Results

Sandown March 8th Election Results

Hampstead March 8, 2022 Election Results

Chester March 8, 2022 Election Results


Hampstead Planning Board Grants 90-Day Conditional Approval to DeSilva Motor Sports

One Raymond Planning Board Member Resigns, Another Volunteer Is Appointed Alternate

Raymond School Board Signs Consultant Contract with New Superintendent Terry Leatherman

******************* February 2022 *******************

Raymond Selectmen Select April 2 for Special Town Meeting and Town Manager Seat is Vacant Again

Sandown Selectmen Name Jessica Manning as New Recording Secretary

Chester Selectmen Decline Post Office Building Upgrade Offer and Learn School Board Made Masks Optional

Chester Planning Board Approves Scott/Gawry’s Firewood Processing Operation

Sandown Planning Board Approve Town Site Plan Regulation Changes

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Beer and Wine for 300th Anniversary BBQ

Raymond Planning Board Recusal Dispute Ends in Loss of Quorum

Raymond School Board Discusses the Use of Surplus Funds and Names Three Superintendent Candidates

Hampstead School District Moves to Optional Mask

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve Community Health Services Contract

Hampstead Planning Board Denies Jurisdiction for Elderly Housing Site Plan

Sandown Selectmen Approve Resident Installing Utilities Under Lakeside Drive and Waste Management Requests a Five Percent Increase

Chester Selectmen and Budget Committee Hold Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing

Chester Academy to Reassess Universal to Optional Masks in Late February

Chester Planning Board Discuss Ledge Road Single Lot Subdivision Conceptual Plan

Raymond Planning Board Approve Green Road Special Permit

Public Ways Working Group Recommends Appointing Road Supervisor to Chester Board of Selectmen

Raymond School Board Food Service Director Report's Facing Multiple Challenges

******************* January 2022 *******************

Chester Board of Selectmen Worked on Finalizing CIP Warrant Articles

Chester Planning Board Discuss Using Computers for Meeting Information

Hampstead School District Superintendent Said Daily COVID Emails will Stop

Sandown Selectmen Vote to Unmerge a Previously Merged Town Lot and Receive Request to Run Residential Utilities Under Town Road

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Set Operating and Default Budgets

Raymond Selectmen Discussed Past Due Water Bills, P-A-Y-T Bags and Domestic Partner Insurance

Raymond Planning Board Members Recuse Themselves Creating Quorum Issues

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

































































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