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
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
www.chichesteryouth.com for the form and more information about
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
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.
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
“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
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
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
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.
Your School Board
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
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
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).