Chichester Fire-Rescue Public Information Night
Officers and members of
Chichester Fire-Rescue will be hosting a public information night on
Wednesday March 14th at 6:30 PM at the Fire-Rescue Building. The
purpose of this meeting is to explain our Town Meeting requests for
cardiac defibrillators, and increased funding in order to hire
per-diem personnel to provide for weekday staffing. We invite you to
come and hear our information, ask questions and be better informed
of what we need in order to provide an adequate level of service to
you, and our Community.
It’s time to participate
in Town governance. Voting will be on Tuesday, March 13, from 10 a.
m. to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Town Meeting will be Saturday,
March 17, starting at 10 a.m. at Chichester Central School.
Chicken Tetrazzini will
be on the menu for the Community Supper on Wednesday, March 14th.
Come to the Chichester United Methodist Parish Hall at 6 p.m. to
enjoy a good meal with neighbors and friends. These suppers are free
of charge and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and
used to buy food for future suppers.
2018-19 School District Meeting
The date of the School
District meeting and voting for 2018-¬19 is Saturday, March 10, 2018
starting at 9 AM. Attendance at the School District Meeting is
important as participation in the process will help citizens make
informed decisions for our school and community. On this date, in
addition to other business, the school budget is set and approved
for the coming 2018-19 school year.
In order to vote at the
March 10th School District meeting, citizens must be registered to
vote. Voter registration takes place at the Chichester town offices.
Read Across America Week
The week after winter
vacation will be the annual Read Across America week at school.
There will be reading themed days, activities, and a Reading Game
night. Read Across America week celebrates the birthday of Dr.
Seuss and the endless world that books and literature bring to all
of us. Chichester Central School celebrates readers!
Out Of Your Attic
Thrift Shop News
Submitted By Carol Hendee
Welcome to March!
Easter items are out as Easter comes early this year- April 1st to
be exact! Also, pick up your green shirt for St. Patrick’s
If anyone has some safety
pins they no longer want or use, we can use them! This week,
all toys are 1/2 price! Come in to 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy
(Rte 28) Chichester on Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed.11-4 &
Sat. 10-4. 247-7191--Like us on Facebook!
Chichester Town Library News
March is shaping up to be
a very busy month for the library, thanks to our new librarian,
Caroline. Just last Saturday, on the 3rd, a birthday
celebration for Dr. Seuss was held at the library. Thanks,
On Thursday, March 15th,
following Preschool Story and Crafts (meets at 10:30 a.m.), there
will be a child’s St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt.
Then, on Wednesday, March
21st, the library will be hosting a “Meet the ‘Souper’ Librarian”
soup supper, starting at 6 p.m. More details will be
forthcoming as the Lovers of the Chichester Library work them
through; but it should be a wonderful opportunity for some food, fun
The Memory Café will be
held at the Epsom Library on Monday, March 12th at 2 p.m.
Residents from Chichester, Epsom and Pittsfield who have memory
issues have a wonderful time visiting with others. It is also
a great opportunity for caregivers to get together.
Also on Monday the 12th,
the Library Trustees will be meeting at 4 p.m. This is a
meeting open to residents of Chichester who may want to learn a bit
more about the overall workings of the library.
On Wednesday, March 14th,
the Evening Book Club will be meeting at the library at 7 p.m.
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
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.
Letter To The Editor
My name is Stephen
MacCleery and I am running for Selectman in the town of Chichester.
I had the honor of serving in this capacity for six years and would
very much like to serve you again.
Holly and I have run our
family farm here for over 42 years. Since the late 1980’s I have
served as former Chairman of the Planning Board as well as many
school committees. I am currently on the BOA, Ag Commission, and
I realize that we need to
provide services to the town, but we also need to watch the bottom
line of the budget so we can continue to afford to live in our
homes. I am willing to work with department heads as well as each
citizen to help make that happen.
I feel that far too many
expenses, that are not operating expenses, have been paid for out
of department funds instead of being put on the warrant, much like
it was in the past. That way we can have a good accounting as to how
much each department is costing us to run. By doing this it also
allows for good debate of the expenditure.
In talking with many
residents, they are frustrated and feel their vote doesn’t count and
they don’t get out to vote or attend school or town meeting. If I am
elected, I will do everything in my power to make sure you have a
say on one-time expenses through warrant articles. Whether at the
polls or town meeting, every vote counts. I encourage you to not
give up and to participate in the tradition of school and town
Thank you for your
consideration. I hope to see you at the polls on March 13th.