Happy Birthday to Skip
Jarvis and Colby Despres on October 8 and Brianne Stone and Camdyn
Despres on October 9.
It’s not too early to put the Historical
Society’s Harvest Fair on your calendar. This is a family friendly
event with Fall-focused crafts and activities for all ages. Paint a
pumpkin, put together a scarecrow using clothing and accessories
provided by the Historical Society and enjoy freshly-pressed cider
and donuts. This special event will be held on Sunday, October 16th,
from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum. 49 Main Street. All are welcome. The
event is free of charge.
The Chichester Heritage Commission will
sponsor the program, “The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns”
by John Porter on Thursday, October 20th, at 7 p.m. at the
Grange/Town Hall, 54 Main Street. Mr. Porter uses photo
illustrations of barns around the state to show the evooution of
barn architecture. This free program is for anyone interested in old
barns and/or New Hampshire’s agricultural history.
Have you been considering becoming a Realtor? We are looking for a
few good agents!! EXIT Reward Realty and EXIT Realty Great
Beginnings will be hosting a real estate pre-licensing class!
November 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, and 13. You will complete the course in
2 weekends! Hours are 1pm to 5pm Friday and 8am to 5pm Saturday and
Sunday. Classes will be held in Concord. Please email Sandy Kelley
to register, [email protected] or call
435-7800 ext. 201.
Out Of Your
Attic Thrift Shop News
We have been receiving wonderful donations of clothes. More for
shoppers to choose from! Thanks! Some things we can use
are: black garbage bags, bubble wrap, light bulbs (if you are
changing over to LED, we can still use the old ones to test lamps),
jewelry, and kitchen items.
A special school program can use “Cause &
Effect Toys” such as baby toys (push this button and you get) type
Located on Rte 28 near the Pittsfield line. Mon. 8-12; Tues. &
Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Public Library News
Don’t forget the Knitting Circle on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30
p.m. The hats that have been knitted by the group and others
have been gratefully acknowledged by the Pease Greeters. Great
There is a basket-making class scheduled for tonight, but space has
been limited. If you’re interested, make a quick call to the
library, to see if there’s still room. Diane Mann is
graciously teaching this class.
Pre-School and Kindergarten Story and Craft Hour will be held
tomorrow, October 6th, at 10:30 a.m. It is scheduled now for
every Thursday, except school vacations, unless unforeseen
Also tomorrow, at noon, the Book Club will be meeting to discuss the
book The Ginger Tree. Come, too, to help decide the book of
the upcoming month. There are three choices, at this time,
from which to choose.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 10th, for the
observance of Columbus Day. However, the Trustees will still
be meeting at 4 p.m.; and this meeting is open to interested
A quick reminder to all that the October Book Sale will be next week
on Saturday, October 15th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Also on that day,
the documentary “Pieces of the Past” will be presented by the Teen
Advisory at the Grange Hall at 7 p.m. It is hoped that their
efforts, as well as those featured in the film, will be acknowledged
by many residents choosing to attend.
To the Voters of Pembroke and Chichester:
Please exercise your right to vote in November, particularly for
candidates for the NH Senate and House of Representatives. It
may be worthwhile to consider what the Democratic Candidates stand
for and what the Republican candidates oppose.
Democratic candidates support permanent Medicaid expansion, marriage
equality, women’s health care and the right to make their own health
choices, access to affordable, comprehensive health care, strong
public education and keeping public dollars in public schools,
full-time kindergarten funding, worker’s rights to organize and to
collective bargaining. Democrats also support increasing the
minimum wage, funding commuter rail, reasonable and responsible gun
laws and the right to everyone to vote without unreasonable
Republicans generally support “right to
work”, repealing the concealed handgun carry permit, moving public
money to private education, repeal of the Affordable Health Care
legislation, defunding women’s health care organizations, and
restricting voting rights.
I would encourage voters to become more
educated by examining the platforms of the two political parties and
research the voting records of the incumbent senator and members of
the House. Also please look at the literature from candidates
of both the Senate and House.
I am very grateful that you nominated me
in the primary for the chance to serve Merrimack District 20 as
State Representative. Already, I was able to represent Chichester
and Pembroke at the Republican State Convention, for which I thank
you. With your vote on November 8, I look forward to serving you in
the State House as well.
My history includes earning a Ph.D. in
mathematics with a specialty in Algebraic Geometry from Purdue
University. With this degree I have taught elementary, high school,
college, and graduate level students.
As your State Representative, I will work
tirelessly for school choice. As a teacher I see first-hand the
value of an education tailored to a student’s abilities, which I
believe can best be selected by that student’s family. We have seen
this philosophy implemented successfully in the town of Croydon, NH.
In Croydon, families are able to choose specialized education, which
resulted in a lower cost to taxpayers. The Croydon school board is
under fire from the NH Attorney General for providing this benefit,
and that seems wrong to me. I intend to work hard to facilitate
choices like the one that Croydon made.
I also expect that my background in
education and mathematics will allow me to make a meaningful
contribution to discussions about taxpayer dollars. I wish to cast a
mathematical eye to budget issues and maximize the use of tax
dollars in Concord.
To achieve these ends I humbly ask for
your vote on November 8 to serve you as State Representative.
To the Voters of Chichester and Pembroke:
On November 8 you will have a clear
Doug Hall, Democrat of Chichester, will
again represent us well in the legislature as he did 25+ years ago
when he won “Legislator of the Year” awards from the NH Public
Health Association, the Alliance for Children and Youth and the
Incumbent Democrat Representatives Diane
Shuett and Dave Doherty have voted for stronger gun safety laws,
raising the minimum wage, funding women’s health care and commuter
rail, Medicaid expansion (healthcare for the very poor) and full day
And voted against Anti-voting rights,
Right-to-Work legislation (aimed at destroying the power of the
state workers), and repealing the concealed handgun carry permit.
Republican (Libertarian) Representative
Seaworth has voted exactly opposite on ALL of the above issues.
When you think about voting this year, I encourage you to vote
Democrat up and down the ticket. Dems brought you the five day
work week, social security, the civil rights act, and women’s right
to vote. This is the party that cares about you.
Representatives Schuett, Doherty, and their running mate, Doug Hall,
will continue in this proud tradition.