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Chichester NH News

February 3, 2016

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The Kids Lyme Disease Support Group being held at the Chichester Library every 4th Wednesday from 6 to 7 in the Community Meeting Room is not being sponsored by the Library.  It will be conducted by people concerned with Lyme Disease.  Any questions about this support group should be referred to Kathy Valley at 998-3445.



The menu for the Chichester Methodist Church community supper on February 10 will be Pork Chops and lots of stuffing. These twice a month suppers are free, but donations are welcomed to defray the costs of future suppers. Come join your neighbors at 6 p.m. for sociability and good food.



The Chichester Historical Society Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 9, the day of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election. After you vote, head across the street to the museum and check out their exhibits. There is a special ballot box exhibit added for this occasion, and free coffee and cookies will be available.



If you want to have a smooth voting experience at the primary election on February 9, please have your photo identification with you. Remember that this is a primary election and votes are cast along party lines. If you are registered as Undeclared you will need to request either a Democratic or a Republican ballot. Your choice of ballot makes you either a Democrat or a Republican. You may return your status to Undeclared by notifying the Supervisors of the Checklist after you cast your vote.



Happy Birthday to Darlene Cavanaugh and Brian Cavanaugh on February 5 and to Cheryl Difronzo on February 8.



Chichester Youth Association is accepting 2016 Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball registrations now through March 6th. If the registration is received between March 7th and March 20th, a $10 late fee will required. No registrations will be accepted after March 20th. Please visit for the form and more information about our program.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Some of the other items you might find in our shop:  mugs, dress scarves, craft supplies, greeting cards, DVDs, VCR tapes, throw pillows, bedding, lots of shoes, jewelry, and soccer socks!


We could use donations of batteries (AA & AAA) for toys.  We have a nice selection of all types of books: romance, kids from infant to high school, cook books, and historical.  Free National Geographic now available.


We are on Rte 28, 5 mi. north from the Epsom circle, Chichester.  Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


There are still a few days left to drop off your homemade Valentines, or to make some, at the Library.  These Valentines are intended to brighten the day of our veterans at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton. 


Pre-schoolers and kindergarteners will be gathering tomorrow morning at 10:30 for their weekly crafts, stories and fun time.


The Book Club will meet tomorrow at noon.  New members are welcome.


“South Pacific” is our classic movie of the week.  Showing at 2 p.m. on Friday, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by James Michener, “Tales of the South Pacific.”  It won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto when it was on Broadway in 1949.  The film version and album were released in 1958.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, February 8th at 3 p.m.  This open meeting welcomes the public.


The Adult and Teen Craft Group is also scheduled to meet on Monday.  They will meet at 6:30 p.m.


The NH Barn Dance with Dudley Laufman and accompaniment was a huge success, with approximately 90 people in attendance.  Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the music, fun and food; and, thanks to all who helped.  (We even found a number of adventurous people who enjoyed the haggis!  Thanks, Lisa, for pushing the boundaries for some of us.) Inspirational speaker Randy Pierce of 2020 Vision Quest will present a program on February 21st at 2 p.m. at the Grange.  This is a family-friendly program from which we can all benefit from Randy’s experiences.



Letter To The Editor



To solve our problems, we need a president who knows how to reach out to Republicans and Democrats alike. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. Alas, Barack Obama does not. And we need a pragmatic president willing to compromise.


So far, six NH daily newspapers out of seven have endorsed Governor John Kasich, his record and his appeal to Republicans, Independents and Democrats.


Chairing the House Budget Committee, John Kasich worked with President Clinton to balance the federal budget four years running, repaying $560 billion of the national debt, or nearly ten percent, in the years 1998-2001. He cooperated with Clinton to reform welfare and the Pentagon.


As Governor of Ohio, John Kasich has worked with the legislature to balance the state budget, converting an $8 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus, cutting taxes $5 billion. Ohio’s economy is roaring, with over 400,000 new jobs, and wages rising faster than the national average. John Kasich brought jobs home from China and Mexico. And he’s addressed the needs of those who struggle, the working poor, the mentally ill, the drug addicted, those without insurance.


During his eighteen years in Congress, John Kasich served on the Armed Services Committee. He is a national security expert right now, requiring no on-the-job training, unlike the other candidates for president.


Governors make better presidents than senators. Compare Reagan and Clinton with Obama, as proof. Among the governors in the race, John Kasich’s record is by far the best. That is why former Senator John E. Sununu, former Congressman Chuck Douglas and I, among many others, have endorsed him.


Gordon J. Humphrey

Former United States Senator

Concord, New Hampshire





Tonight @ 6:00 PM, at school, there will be a public hearing on the proposed school budget.  As always, this budget has been a challenging one, especially when a large portion is based on our increasing enrollment at Pembroke Academy and other items which are fixed costs.


This year, we are testing having a Budget Advisory Group made up of volunteers from the community.  It is a diverse group including parents of children currently in school as well as retired tax payers.


The board is very thankful to this group, all seven of which, attended every school board meeting this fall & winter.  They presented new eyes to help (repeatedly) scrutinize the budget, ask tough questions and really explore various options to cut expenditures.


We’ve heard their input and now it is time to hear input from the rest of the community.  Please join us this evening as we come together to put the finishing touches on our school budget.


All input is appreciated and welcome.


Thank you.

Your School Board

Ben Brown

Sally Kelly

Harold Losey



Letter To The Editor

“Smooth Sailing” Isn’t Quite Accurate


I’d like to cite a quote from the 1/27/16 Concord Monitor Local/State section (page A3 and A4) article “Smooth Sailing at Hearing,” where I must quote, “...budget committee and road advisory committee... wished the proposal would have gone through the specialists in town who are charged with planning for roadways.”


So Mr. Debold, Mr. Paviliglio, and Mr. Jordan answer this: Isn’t the BOS responsible for relaying information brought up by residents at the BOS meetings to the proper town committees AND aren’t you responsible for guiding and encouraging residents to follow process by properly communicating that their issues need to be brought before said committees, whether it be Planning, Zoning, RAC, etc? 


Yes, you are.  So, to read in the Monitor that you “wished” anything is a crock... and you know it.  Save your “wishes” for your birthday. In the meantime, try honesty and accountability.  To hear from Budget Committee members and RAC members that this is “the first they’ve heard of a Hutchinson Road paving request”  is absolutely crazy since past discussions are clearly on record here:


BOS meetings:



Road Advisory Committee meetings:



More to come on this subject next week where I will provide more background.  It’s important to let Chichester residents understand what’s happening with Hutchinson Road and how the situation is wasting your tax dollars year after year (for more than a decade now).



Brenda Roukey






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