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Chichester NH News

March 6, 2013

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The Town of Chichester Food Pantry would like to thank all who contributed food during the month of February.



Please plan to attend the School District Meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. Listen to Principal Pamela Stiles give her “State of the School” message. Find out how your school district dollars are being distributed. Do some networking. Pick up a Town Report if you don’t already have one. Come early enough to check in with the Supervisors of the Checklist, because you can’t vote without a card to hold up. Bring a little money in case someone you wish to support is selling something.



Remember that Voting Day for town officials is Tuesday, March 12. The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.



Happy Birthday to Kara Merrill on March 10.



Congratulations to Claudia R. Camerino, a senior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, whom was named to the Dean’s List for her outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 year. Camerino is the daughter of Steven Camerino of Loudon, N.H. and Marsha Rich of Chichester, N.H., and attended Derryfield School.



Letter To The Editor


Dear Editor:

Every two years a new budget is developed for the State of NH. As we have done in years past, we are going around the State conducting public hearings to get input from NH residents of what they want to see (and not see!) in the budget.


Our Finance Committee will be hosting a public hearing for this purpose, tomorrow night, Thursday, March 7th from 4:00-7:00 in Concord at the State House at Representative Hall on the 2nd floor.


Please try to join us and if you have any questions, give me a call at 798-5806.


Rep. Sally Kelly

Rep. Frank Davis

Rep. Dianne Schuett



Open House Held

Submitted By Chichester Library Trustees


An Open House for the new Community Meeting Room was held February 22, 2013. Approximately 50 people attended.  A heartfelt thank you went out to all the volunteers who had worked to create and complete the room. Over 30 volunteers were acknowledged. A craft project for the children was given by Barbara Pappas.  Everyone agreed the tax dollars had been well spent.  


The Meeting Room still needs an ADA bathroom and small kitchenette.  There is a warrant article being presented at Town Meeting, March 16th asking for $10,000 to fund the bathroom and kitchenette.  We ask for your support again this year. The only increase in our proposed budget is for Downloadable Books (e-books and audio books.)  See our librarian, Lisa, to find out how this free service to you works.  


Monthly book sales will begin in April and continue through October.  You can also visit the book store any time the library is open and if no one is using the Meeting Room. Adult books are now 50˘ and children’s books are 25˘, unless marked otherwise.


Library Trustees will be at the Town Meeting to answer any questions about the Budget and Warrant article.  At the Town Official Election on Tuesday, March 12th, please write-in Carolee Davison for Library Trustee. 



Letter To The Editor


Dear Editor:

At Chichester’s town meeting on Saturday, March 16, the voters will be asked to make a big decision about town roads. Chichester has 38.1 miles of town maintained roads, 24.1 miles of which are paved. In recent decades, paved roads have been deteriorating and the town has not invested enough to maintain this network.


In 2005, town voters required the Selectmen to appoint a Road Advisory Committee (RAC) to recommend a long and short term road plan. The RAC has been working diligently and has completed its 2012 plan. A summary is available in the annual town report and the full plan is on the town website.


The average life span of a paved road is 20 years even with regular maintenance. After that it is time to rebuild the road, especially a road that never had appropriate subsurface work done. To keep to a responsible 20 year schedule, Chichester should annually reconstruct about 1.2 miles at a cost of about $375,000 in current dollars. The RAC has created a plan to do just that. The town has been spending only about $100,000 per year, meaning that work has been on a 75 year schedule to get to all the roads.


The Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee understand the problem. They have included a new “road reconstruction” line item of $186,500 in their proposed budget for 2013. This is the first time this has been done and is a great improvement over recent years. But is only half of what is needed for a 20 year schedule. If approved, it will be the beginning of a 40 year schedule.


Voters will have to decide how much they value the town’s paved roads and what rebuilding schedule is appropriate.


Doug Hall

Member of Chichester Road Advisory Committee



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News 

Submitted By Carol Hendee


If you want to dispose of two full size beds, we have a family that is in need of them. Sale items of the week include zippers and seam binding, 25˘ each!  A super bargain. A good supply of yarn and twine are on hand.


It’s not too early to think about the prom. We have a gorgeous pale blue floor length gown, by Juliet,  small for $20.00. Spring hoodies will be out, starting at $1.00.


We have two bridesmaids gowns, new, size 12. We can discuss price. (they were $185) Flower pots are starting to appear.  


We are at 345 Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester and are open on Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 and Sat. 10-4.  Our phone number is 247-7191.





To Chichester Voters:  

I am a candidate for Supervisor of the Checklist.  I would appreciate your vote on March 12th.


I have lived in town for more than 40 years. I am dedicated to the town, which is evident in my past commitments.


I attend the Selectmen meetings regularly, was a Trustee of the Trust Fund for more than 5 years, was an assistant to the Town Moderator for 2 years, am committed to the Old Home Day Committee and currently I have been the Coordinator of the Town Pantry for going on 7 years.  I will continue to be involved in the town with your support.


Thank you,

Donna Chagnon






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