Chichester NH News

March 7, 2018


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 Day!


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, Caroline!


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 and visiting.


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.





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 



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 Budget Committee. 


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 meeting. 


Thank you for your consideration. I hope to see you at the polls on March 13th.


Stephen MacCleery












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