The Chichester Historical Society’s 4th Cemetery Walk will be held
on Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. in the Leavitt Cemetery on
Canterbury Road. Wear your walking shoes and be ready to meet Viola
Robinson, Charles Saunders, and three other distinguished deceased
citizens of Chichester. End your afternoon with refreshments at the
Historical Society Museum. Parking near the cemetery is limited, but
you may park in the lot beside the Town Hall and walk or take a
shuttle to the cemetery.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
If you use crochet thread, come see us. We had a box full delivered
If your intent is for the Attic to resell what you drop off as a
donation, Do Not leave it outside when we are not open and there to
take it in. Sunday, large bags were left by the back door. A
volunteer saw them on her way to Concord, but did not have a key. On
her way back, they were gone. Please, no furniture, TVs computers
or anything large and make sure we are open.
Thank you to whomever gave us a large collection of very nice
costume jewelry. It will be out soon. Come see us. We have a
couple of girls backpacks left for those who need them.
We are 5 miles north of the Epsom Circle in Chichester and are open
Mon. 8-12; Tues. and Thurs. 8-4; Wed 11-4; Sat. 10-4. You can call
us at 247-7191.
Chichester Agricultural Commission Regroups
recent meeting of the Chichester Agricultural Commission resulted in
the reactivation of the group as well as the election of officers.
Steve MacCleery was voted as Chair; Teresa Paradis, Vice-Chair; and
Ann Davis, Secretary.
The Commission was originated in 2010 and among its accomplishments
was the passing of RSA 79-F regarding the taxation of farm
structures and land under farm structures.
In 2008 the general court found it to be in the public’s interest to
encourage the preservation of productive farms and associated
structures. These structures are important in sustaining the
economic viability of the state’s farms, ensuring a reliable and
safe local food supply, and providing an attractive environment for
recreation, tourism, and wildlife. Farming in New Hampshire has a
long and proud history which shaped our state’s landscape. It is
further declared to be in the public interest to prevent the loss of
farms and their associated structures due to property taxation at
values incompatible with their usage.
The selectmen or assessing officials in any municipality adopting
the provision of 79-F shall appraise: (a) qualifying farm
structures for no more than their replacement costs less
depreciation; and (b) the land under the qualifying farm structures
to no more than 10 percent of its market value.
The Agricultural Commission’s responsibility is one of oversight to
protect Chichester’s farmland and to encourage agricultural-based
business. The Chichester Agricultural Commission is offering its
assistance and technical support to other land-use committees
regarding any zoning issues pertaining to agricultural land and the
Rural and Agricultural section of the Master Plan.
The purpose of an agricultural commission is to protect farmland,
support the local agricultural economy, preserve rural character and
promote local agriculture to community members and visitors. As
ambassadors of the farming community, agricultural commissions act
as educators, advisers and promoters to help keep agriculture viable
in New Hampshire. In other words, the Chichester Agricultural
Commission is an advocate for farming in Chichester and general farm
The Chichester Agricultural Commission which meets on
the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Town Hall,
currently has openings for one member and up to five alternates. If
anyone is interested in becoming a Chichester Agricultural
Commission member, please contact its secretary Ann Davis at
All are welcome to the monthly meetings.