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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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