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Chichester NH News

March 2, 2016

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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. Please mail form and payment to: Chichester Youth Association, P.O. Box 394, Epsom, NH  03234.



Happy Birthday to Megan Morey on March 5.



The Chichester School District Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 5, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Chichester Central School. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and usually runs until about noon.


Please come a little early to allow time to make sure your name is on the checklist and receive a voting card. Only voters registered in the Town of Chichester may vote on the budget and other issues.



Voting for Town and School District Officials will take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Town/Grange Hall. Your vote is important for good town governance.



The Chichester Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 12, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Chichester Central School beginning at 10 a.m.



The menu for the Community Suppers at the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall on Main Street this month is Chicken Tetrazzini on March 9 and Swedish Meatballs on March 23. The meals are served at 6 p.m.   These suppers are free, but donations are gratefully accepted and used to buy food for future meals. Come join your friends and neighbors for food and fellowship.



Curry College is proud to announce that Ashley Chapman of Chichester has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.30 GPA, have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester. Full-time students must carry 12 or more graded credits for the semester.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


March is here!  Check the new 25¢ color clothing tag for the month, it’s on our sign on the desk, which also lists the specials for the day and week!


There are St. Patrick’s Day items and Easter items too. Remember, Easter is very early this year, end of March!  Hope the bunny does not have to hop through snow!


Hoping for the best, capris and shorts will be coming out, along with tees.  Spring toys will be coming out too: bike helmets, jump ropes, play balls, come in and see!


Located at 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester; Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


If March comes in like a lion, please remember the Library follows the school precedence for closing.


Book Club meets today at noon.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the conversation.


The pre-school and kindergarteners will meet tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. for another fun-filled story and craft hour.


The Down Cellar Poets will meet on Monday, March 7th at 7 p.m.


Missing the Book Sales?  For your convenience, you can access the Down Under Book Store when the Library is open and staffed.


Don’t forget to come to the Library for access to Fun Pass “tickets” for a variety of family-friendly activities at over 100 New England attractions.  Come into the Library and see a staff member to access the page(s) for the activity you and the family would like to do.  There are so many opportunities in the entertainment books, you wouldn’t want to miss it.


The Chichester Town Library and the Epsom Library will be hosting a Memory Café the 2nd Friday of every month at 2:00.  This program is for seniors who are struggling with Alzheimer disease or other memory issues and their caregivers.


This month the program will be held at the Epsom Library on Rt. 4 in Epsom.  We have lots of fun things planned and refreshments will be served.



Letter To The Editor

Chichester Tax Payers Part #2


We need representatives with the moral standing, that our rights are from God and not man, we need representatives that know the difference between needs and wants of the community and respect the rights of individual. We should not be held responsible for those who want more than their needs and are willing to take your personal property to get it and we have far too many in government that see a valley of wealth for the taking by legalized plundering and do not see the wealth and property of an individual that earned it by hard work.


“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freeman or slaves; whether they are to have property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them” (George Washington) Mr. Carl Dow



Colorful Applique Bird House Quilt Raffle Created as a group project by the members of the Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church of North Barnstead to be raffled off at the end of March.  The queensized quilt is on display at the Chichester Country Store at 357 Main Street, Chichester where tickets are also available.  The raffle will benefit multiple commmunity outreach programs.  Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20.





Chichester Voters: Vote NO on Lighting Amendment Warrant Article On Tuesday March 8, 2016, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall, Chichester residents will be asked to vote on an amendment to the lighting ordinances on the town ballot.  I urge you to vote NO on the amendment in order to preserve the rural and bucolic atmosphere of the town, and not to have avenues of light that would cause glare, light trespass, and sky glow.


The lighting ordinance, as it stands now, allows an exception for patriotic flags on residential homes to be lit.  The proposed amendment would expand that exception to commercial uses.  That may at first sound like a reasonable request; but it gets a little more involved, as it was discussed during the Planning Board hearing on January 17th.  For example, if this amendment gets approved, it will allow any amount of glare, light trespass, and sky glow on commercial/industrial sites as long as they seem to be aimed at a flag.  As it was reported in the January 18th Concord Monitor, “In a town with otherwise strict rules to prevent light pollution, it could open up the possibility that powerful searchlights would be allowed to beam into the sky, as long as they’re directed at a federal, state, local or military service flag….”


We are not questioning the option of flying of flags by businesses in the commercial/industrial zone.  They can do so even at night as long as its lighting complies with the lighting ordinance.  Furthermore, as the Flag Code implies, any business has the option of taking its flag down at sunset.  


Chichester’s Planning Board voted in a 4-3 majority not to recommend the petition warrant article. 


Please consider voting NO on the lighting amendment.


John F. Conway




Letter To The Editor


One year ago this March I was reelected to serve as your Selectman by an overwhelming write –in vote even with the understanding that I would not be able to serve out my full term. I was extremely humbled, and remain so by the confidence entrusted in me.


Election time is here again and a very important election for a new Selectman.  Since I will be resigning my position most probably this summer the two sitting Selectmen will be responsible for appointing a new Selectmen. Therefore, who you elect this March is of upmost importance.


As a Selectman I have had the opportunity to see Ann Davis, over the last several years, become increasingly involved in our Town affairs. She has taken on numerous ‘assignments’, and has volunteered to serve, and been appointed by the Selectmen, to several important committees, most notably the Capital Improvements Program Committee and the Planning Board.  She also serves on the Heritage Commission and has had the leadership role on the Agricultural Commission.


I have observed Ann on numerous occasions demonstrating her adeptness in making  thoughtful and objective judgments and decisions. Ann has also shown me that she is one to be respectful, polite and courteous to everyone she is dealing with, which is what I have always strived to do as your Selectmen for the last 13 years.  You should expect nothing less of your Selectmen.


I believe that Ann Davis is well suited to be your next Selectman and also to act on the future appointment when I resign. She would not appoint anyone based on old friendships, or loyalties to repay old favors. She would appoint a new Selectman who would best balance the Board of Selectmen and a person who would serve only the best interest of the Town.


Richard DeBold



Letter To The Editor


Over 50% of Chichester residents are female; yet there has not been a woman selectman for years and only one woman on both the Planning Board and Advisory Budget Committee.  I feel strongly that women should have more of a voice and involvement in town government which is one of the reasons I am running for Selectman As a 38-year resident, I raised four children, worked an outside job and helped maintain a small farm.  Later, I commuted to Keene for 10+ years to work at a hot meals and food pantry non-profit organization providing nearly one million meals to the needy in 2010.  For six years I served as its Executive Director in charge of 1,500 volunteers and up to 16 staff, grants and proposals, special events, community outreach and three-quarters of a million dollar budget.


Upon retirement, I became more involved with the town by attending selectmen, committee and town meetings and public hearings, and have often shared my views and opinions in the newspaper.  I initiated the biennial Historic Chichester Garden Tour involving local gardeners, artisans and farmers market bringing some 100 visitors to town.  I currently serve on the Heritage Commission and Charrette Team, Capital Improvement Program and Planning Board.  I am the owner of a home cleaning-gardening service and small farm stand business providing homemade baked goods, dog treats, seasonal plants, produce.


Moving to Chichester because of its rural character and proximity to Concord, I feel it important we work together to preserve its character and encourage controlled growth while providing adequate business development to help with our tax base.  I feel strongly that our infrastructure is paramount for a safe and enjoyable life and encouraging land-home sales.  Objectivity and good management practices are essential to the success of any business - private or municipal. 


Ann Davis




Letter To The Editor


My name is Stephen MacCleery and I’m running for the office of Selectman for Chichester. My wife, Holly, and I own and operate a farm in town which we’ve run for over 40 years. We have two grown children who went to Chichester Central and we were involved in sports coaching and served on several school committees.


I am currently on the BOA, Ag. Comm., and  Budget Committee as well as past member and Chairman of the Planning Board. I have served the town in various forms of government since the late 1980s.


As a former Selectman for 6 years, I feel I bring a wealth of knowledge to this position and I’m committed to serving the citizens of our great town.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 798-5720. Thank you for considering me as your next Selectman on March 8th.


Stephen MacCleery





Dear Chichester Voters

During my time as Planning Board Chairman I had to make difficult decisions that were not always popular. Even though it was hard on me personally, I always made sure I was doing what I felt was in the best interest of the town.


As Chairman I tried to treat each applicant the same, creating consistency and fairness.  During this time, I chaired some very volatile and contentious public hearings.  In those situations I stayed calm and kept my personal opinions to myself.


By respecting both sides I was able to  diffuse the situation and made sure the meeting moved forward with civility.


If elected, I feel these experiences will allow me as a selectman to make difficult decisions and ensure consistency and fairness in my decisions.  Please consider voting for me for selectman but more importantly please vote.


Thomas Jameson






To the Residents of Chichester,

My name is Gilbert Vien and I am running for Selectman. I have lived in Chichester for 32 years and have two children. I have been involved with the operations of the town as a cemetery trustee, a trustee of the trust funds, a member and chief of the fire department, as well as an employee of the highway department.


From these experiences I understand how to budget and how the town departments operate. As Fire Chief, I held a level budget for three years.


I believe with a lot of hard work the town should be able to control the budget and the tax base from getting out of control. This is a challenge I would look forward to taking on as a member of the Chichester Board of Selectmen. I’m not afraid to take a stand and to make the hard decisions that would be best for the residents of Chichester.


It has been said that any person running for a Selectman’s seat in the town has an agenda. This is true and mine. My goal as your selectmen is to keep taxes at a level where we can afford to live in Chichester and also help our town departments keep functioning in a safe, orderly and productive manner for the residents of Chichester.


For anyone that would like to speak to me about my views or ask any questions, you can call me at 603-435-7296 It’s now time to get Chichester back on track and make the Board of Selectmen more objective.


Please get involved and vote.



Gilbert Vien






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