Happy Birthday to Karen Michael on July 4 and Derek Duford on July
Chichester Grange meets only once in July. That meeting will be the
Eat Out on July 15 at the Windmill Restaurant in Concord.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Now we’ll see who reads our article in The Sun! Special: 1/2 price
on ALL merchandise, clothing, everything in the store Thursday, July
2nd. Ladies summer tops, sandals, toys (even Elmo & porcelain
dolls), picnic stuff with utensils being 2/25¢!
Happy 4th of July to everyone and we will be closed so our
volunteers can celebrate with their families. Regular hours: Mon.
8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & St. 10-4. 247-7191.
Chichester Central School Graduation
On June 18, 2015, at 6 p.m. twenty-seven eighth graders marched
under the light blue and silver balloon arch in the Multi-Purpose
Room at Chichester Central School to the strains of “Pomp and
Circumstance.” They were led by class marshals Lauren Lehoullier and
Jade Pescinski and followed by flag bearers Jacob Marden and Jeff
Wagner, all members of the seventh grade class.
After class vice-president Jack Lehoullier led the Pledge of
Allegiance, class president Nolan Sykes gave a welcome address. New
this year was a brief message delivered by Dr. Gail Paludi,
co-superintendent of SAU 53, congratulating the graduates. Alysse
Cleasby then gave the commencement address.
The class officers presented a class gift of lights to be used for
dances. They then recognized Mr. and Mrs. Fifty, who are retiring
this year for 34 years (Mrs.) and 41 ½ years (Mr.) of service to the
school. All 27 graduates marched off the stage to give gifts to Mr.
Fifty. (Mrs. Fifty was not there and received her gifts the next
day.) While everyone was off the stage, the eighth graders shared
their history video of World War II. The video was followed by Mrs.
Dockham’s annual slide show. This year the pictures of each graduate
were accompanied by music loud enough for a school dance.
Principal Brian Beaverstock presented the Sanborn Scholarship to
Emma Donzello-Jewett and the Allan Clark/Freda Jones Volunteer Award
to Betsy Purvis. Harvey Harkness of the Epsom American Legion Post
112 awarded the American Legion medals to Alysse Cleasby and Levi
Putman. The PTO Awards were given to Jacquelyn Arell and Nolan Sykes
by PTO President Heather Chiavaras.
Evelyn Pike, Jason Weir, and Mason Weir, representing three
generations of the Ricker family, came to the stage to present the
Ricker Awards. The Irene Ricker Awards went to Samantha Weir and
Sean Menard. Sarah Miner received the Kempton Ricker Award. On
behalf of the Thomas family Jason Weir presented the Chris Thomas
Award to Kati Cummings.
Kate Mara, President of the Chichester Teachers’ Association, gave
the Sue Williams Scholarship to Madison McCormack. Janet Anderson
awarded the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal to Jack Lehoullier. Bea
Douglas presented the Michael Pszonowsky Award to Mikayla Cadorette.
Alysse Cleasby received the Scholastic medal.
Following brief remarks by Principal Brian Beaverstock, he and Sally
Kelly of the School Board presented diplomas to Jacquelyn Arell,
Angelo Besho, Jordan Birkle, Tiara Brierley, Patrick Browall,
Mikayla Cadorette, Eric Chapman, Alysse Cleasby, Kati Cummings,
Matthew Flanders, Trystyn Gouin, Michaela Holst, Jack Lehoullier,
Madison Lewis, Sean Marden, Madison McCormack, Sean Menard, Sarah
Miner, Derrik Pierson, Tim Pitman, David Preve, Levi Putman, Brianna
Randall, Hannah Ricker, Nolan Sykes, Samantha Weir, and Lucas Wood.
After singing the traditional “Farewell to Chichester” accompanied
by Miss Paula Jacobson on the piano, the graduates marched out to
their class song “Centuries” by the Fall Out Boys.
Letter To The Editor
First, I want to thank Jeff and Mike for their faith and support for
appointing me to the planning board. I may be a little outspoken at
times, but I believe the townspeople need to know what’s going on.
Last week I mentioned the no trucking signs on King Road, one week
they’re there, next week gone. The road agent took it upon himself
to post the signs, the selectmen did not AUTHORIZE the signs. So why
were they put up?
According to the road agent, it was a test, he wanted to know where
the trucks would go (Really). Now, I could agree with this if either
King Road or Canterbury Road had any kind of traffic meters or
counters. They don’t. No way to monitor the traffic before the signs
were posted, no way during the posted week, and again, no way once
the signs taken down.
Unless, the town paid the road agent to sit on the side of the road
and count each truck as it went by, THERE IS NO WAY to monitor the
The selectmen have talked about posting No Trucking on both
Canterbury Road and King Road. I believe they have the right idea. I
cannot urge enough that the people on both those roads should
support the selectmen on this.
An open letter to my constituents in Chichester and Pembroke:
You need to know what the state budget that was passed by the House
and Senate in Concord on June 24th will cost you.
According to the New Hampshire Public Radio website (NHPR.org) the
additional costs which will be downshifted to property tax payers in
these two towns (which I represent as Merrimack County Dist. 20)
will be $60,113 for Chichester and $246,519 for Pembroke,
respectively. That’s over a quarter of a million dollars so that a
tax cut for multi-state corporations could be accommodated in the
Oh yes, in-state businesses will benefit also, estimates are that
average small business will see approximately $150 savings a year!!
Not quite enough to hire even one new worker or invest in much
The rest of your property tax increase will likely stay at the
out-of-state headquarters of those large corporations never to be
seen in New Hampshire again.
That is one of the reasons why I voted against this budget and
Governor Hassan has exercised her veto. There are other reasons,
such as not funding the contract for state employees and not
increasing funding for creating more marketable employees in our
state. A well educated workforce was a top priority businesses in
New Hampshire testified that they need and want.
Chichester Town Library News
Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., the parent/librarian-led Summer Story,
Activity and Craft group will meet. The program is “Wild Animals,”
with the books Dear Zoo and Good Night Gorilla to be featured.
The Down Cellar Poets’ Workshop for Adult Writers meets the first
Monday of the month. Come join this contemporary poetry writing and
study workshop on July 6th at 7 p.m.
Chess players and future chess players should mark their calendars
for Friday, July 10th at 2 p.m. The Library is trying to put
together a group of people who enjoy the game, as well as those who
would like to learn it.
The Library is a collection site for the Chichester Food Bank.
Please don’t forget your neighbors who may need a helping hand for
their families this summer. Donations of non-perishable
food items in cans, boxes or other non-breakable containers are
appreciated, as well as paper goods and personal hygiene items.
With summer here, food for the younger set would also be a great
idea, such as peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese,
breakfast cereal, snack packages, child-friendly canned meals,
applesauce, puddings, juice boxes and graham crackers.
Fred Miller, a long-time member of the Photography Club, has an
exhibition of his works on display at the Library. These
photographs are so artistic, with lighting and color so real it is
unreal, they could be the paintings of a master. They really have
to be seen to be properly appreciated. Please come in and enjoy
these beautiful pieces.
Submissions of works of various media from Chichester artists are
still being accepted for exhibit at the Library in August or at
another time. Please contact Lisa, the Librarian, at 798-5613 for
The display of the summer raffle times of the Kewpie doll, blanket
and porcelain tea set are beautifully displayed at the Library for
interested parties to see. Tickets are three for a dollar and the
winner will be selected at the beginning of September.
Chichester Central Quarter 4 Honor Roll 2014-15
Joe Bourbeau, Dale Brown, Colby Despres, Matthew O’Rourke, Michael
Strazzeri, Jim Valotto
Isaiah Berkeley, Brayden Casey, Ayslin Claudio, Kaydence Corson,
Myles Davison, Isaac Dolan, Lydia Jameson, Camden Kunitake, Tristan
Laflamme, Kelsey Montambeault, Tyler Nolan, Landon Raymond,
Ryan Ardine, Emma Losey, Allison Miner, Summer Pescinski, Mason
Pillsbury, Michael Pitman, Abigail Randall, Nathan Smith
Olivia Berkeley, Lucas Crowell, Brooke Davison, Laci Grillo,
Marshall Hanna, Brooke Robinson, Matt Wagner
Ryan Casey, Alex Chiavaras, Rachel Clark, Helen Cika, Corey Cleasby,
Katie Edmonds, Sophia Gulo, Tim Harris, Lindsay Hawkins, Leah
LaCross, Bridget Mercier, Robert Shaw
Brett Cassel, Macayla Fisher, Jack Harkness, Benjamin Kunitake,
Amelia Lewis, Jason Quinno
Jessica Boyajian, Katie Jameson, Lauren Lehoullier, Stone Marston,
Colby Mitchell, Jade Pescinski, Jacob Skidmore, Jeff Wagner
Alexandra Bonacorsi, Levi Cooper, Emma Cox, Isobella Gill, Riley
Kennedy, Jacob Marden, Iain McCormack
Alysse Cleasby, Levi Putman, Nolan Sykes
Jackie Arell, Angelo Besho, Eric Chapman, Jack Lehoullier, Samantha
Weir, Tim Pitman, Sarah Miner, Madison McCormack