Pot Roast is on the
menu for the February 28th Community Supper at the Methodist Parish
Hall on Main Street at 6 p.m. These suppers are free to all,
although donations are gratefully accepted and used to purchase food
for future suppers. Come join your neighbors and friends for good
food and fellowship.
Chichester Grange will
meet on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Grange Hall.
The annual Chichester
Youth Association Spring Dance is April 7th. Please contact any
board member to purchase your tickets. This year there is a live
band, Back to Back!
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Well, this month has
flown by quickly! The ice has melted and here comes March!
St. Patrickís Day items and Dr. Seuss are the March headliners.
We need crochet hooks and
knitting needles and 33 gallon trash bags. We also are a drop-off
place for the Chichester Food Pantry (they cannot accept expired
canned goods or any food product).
Find us on Rte. 28, near
the Pittsfield Line-watch for the OPEN FLAG on Mon. 8-12; Tues. &
Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4. 247-7191.
Chichester Town Library News
This week is a break for
school kids. Bring them to the library to find a great book to
read, puzzles to work, a movie to watch, etc. Unless there is
a weather event, the library will be following its normal hours.
If you have a child who
is interested in knitting, today is a great day to bring them to the
library. The Knitting Circle will be meeting this afternoon
(Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m. and they can get help and encouragement
There will be no
Preschool Story and Craft Hour tomorrow.
Monday, March 5th, the
Down Cellar Poets group will be meeting at 7 p.m., facilitated by
Gail Laker-Phelps of the
Chichester Photo Group presented Evelyn Pike, Chichester Town Clerk,
with a check for the Chichester Food Pantry. $735 was raised from
the sale of the 2018 calendar Chichester: Then and Now, created by
the group in collaboration with the Chichester Historical Society.
Special appreciation to the Chichester Town Library for logistical
support, and to Historical Society members for sharing their
knowledge and resources. Photo Group members worked for two years to
research, select, and prepare the calendar with Barbara Sinclair
Pappas serving as layout designer.
Letter To The Editor
A Choice for Voters:
Allow More Flags to be
exempt from meeting Chichesterís Outdoor Lighting ordinance or not.
On Tuesday, March 13th,
Chichester voters will be given a Zoning Ballot with four
Amendments to consider. Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 4 on this
ballot are both regarding the Outdoor Lighting ordinance.
Voting yes on
Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the Planning Board, will
allow more flags in the commercial district to be exempt from
meeting any of the current Outdoor Lighting regulations regarding
light trespass, glare and sky glow.
Voting yes on Amendment
No. 4 as submitted by citizens petition will not allow additional
flags in the commercial district to be exempt from meeting the
current Outdoor Lighting regulations regarding light trespass, glare
and sky glow. With this option, flags may,
of course, be lit, but they must meet the current regulations.
With the availability of fixtures providing downward lighting of
flags, businesses can consider and choose those options.
The technology is
available to meet both commercial advertising needs and continue to
preserve Chichesterís rural character and night sky.
I hope you will
vote yes on Amendment No. 4 .
Kate Rafferty Hall