Chichester NH News

January 31, 2018


Lasell College in Newton, MA announced today that Shannon Downey of Chichester, Arts Management, Class of 2021, has been  named to the fall 2017 Dean’s List. Students with this accomplishment are full-time degree candidates who completed 12 or more credits in the fall semester, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. This semester’s Dean’s List encompasses students from all class years and over 30 majors, including 157 members of the school’s freshman class.



Congratulations to Raymond Jenks of Chichester who made the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall 2017 semester.



Out Of Your Attic

Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Wednesday, January 31, 2018- the “blue tag 25¢ clothing items” are Free!


Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th (two weeks away) Valentine Merchandise is 1/2 price this week.  We have cards, cute little stuffies, books, etc. Check the shelves in the third room. 


We are located on Rte 28, near the Pittsfield line-next to Parker’s in the grey plaza.  Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.  Like us on Facebook & see our website:  247-7191.



Chichester Town Library News


“Upstairs Downstairs” was a British television series of both the 1970’s and 2010-2012 and was enjoyed by many.  The Chichester Library has its own version of “Upstairs Downstairs” with our layout, as well as our community offerings.  Many are familiar with the upstairs library, where books, audio tapes and DVDs are available for perusing or check-out.  Upstairs also includes our reading room-- a comfortable area to sit, relax and read--as well as a children’s area.  Keep your eyes open upstairs for some great new picture books that have been ordered. 


However, the downstairs is almost as busy an area, as it has a community meeting room, used by Chichester groups for a variety of purposes, and is a host area for library programs.  The other hidden gem of downstairs is that it houses the “Down Cellar Used Books” area.  The selection of books is huge, and the costs are minimal.  Puzzles, DVDs, audio tapes and CDs are also included in this area.  Although book sales are held throughout three seasons of the year, potential customers have access to the area whenever the library is open and there are no conflicts with use.


Save the date of February 12th at 2 p.m. for the Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield Libraries’ Memory Café at the Epsom Public Library.  The theme coincides with Valentine’s Day, as the participants will have fun with playing some trivia games and celebrating romance.  Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come and savor supportive socialization.


Also, please note that the library will be closed on February 19th for Presidents Day. 



Red Cross Winter Blood Shortage Reaches Critical Level


Severe Winter Weather, Seasonal Flu Contribute To Spike In Canceled Donations 


Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. 


More than 550 blood drives have been forced to cancel due to winter weather in January, causing over 16,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected through last week. In New Hampshire, 10 blood drives have been forced to cancel due to winter weather this month, causing 307 donations to go uncollected. In addition, bitter cold and widespread flu have contributed to very low turnout at many blood drives. 


“Blood and platelet donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in,” said Mary Brant, external communications manager of the Northern New England Red Cross Blood Services Region. “Donors are critically needed to restock the shelves for patients in their community as well as areas where donors are unable to give due to inclement weather.” 


Every day, no matter the weather, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations to meet the needs of patients like Finnegan “Finn” Olson. Last January, Finn was born with a rare heart condition. He required multiple transfusions before, during and after heart transplant surgery last summer. Transfusions had an almost immediate effect on his personality and skin’s appearance. 


“Each time Finn received a transfusion, you could see him pink up right away and have significantly more energy,” said his mother, Ali Olson. “We credit blood donation with making Finn stronger and helping keep him alive long enough to receive a new heart. Finn is living proof that blood helps save lives.”


Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 


Upcoming blood donation opportunities 



2/2/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, 22 Main Street



2/8/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Epsom Central School, 282 Black Hall Road





Dear Chichester Residents,

This March will bring to an end the one year term that I was elected to fill on the Chichester Board of Selectman.  I am asking for your vote on March 13, 2018 for another term. 


As a current member of the Board, I feel that we work extremely well as a collective group. The Board, along with our great group of Department Heads, Administrative Staff, and various Town Boards and Committees, have continued to move Chichester in a positive direction with both infrastructure and a long term plan on spending and savings for the future.


I am a lifelong Chichester resident. I attended Chichester Central School, Pembroke Academy, and Plymouth State University where I earned a BS in Business Management.  After finishing college I built my house on Horse Corner Road to raise my own family.  My wife and I own and operate a family-owned business that is based in Rochester, NH, that I am proud to say has been in business for over 53 years.  


Prior to becoming a Selectman, I was a member of the Advisory Budget Committee for 7 years, served on the Old Home Day Committee for 5 years, and have had the opportunity to work with many of our towns’ organizations and committees.  Working with these various groups has allowed me to meet and get to know many of these great volunteers throughout our community. 


As a continuing member of the Board, I will work to get to know as many residents as possible, listen to your ideas, attend events and meetings, and work together to continue to make Chichester a great community to live in and be proud of.  


Thank-you for your consideration, and your vote on March 13th.


Edward Millette












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