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Opinion: Making the belonging case for diversity
04-10-2024 6:00 AM

By JACOB A. BENNETT

Dr. Jacob A. Bennett lives in Chester. Last year I conducted research into the meaning and value of diversity in education contexts, a project that resulted in the publication of “The Belonging Case for Diversity,” a focused literature review that I...

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Opinion: Defend the rights of voters: Oppose HB 1569
03-20-2024 3:32 PM

By LOIS COTE

Lois Cote of Manchester is a retired child and family therapist. Currently New Hampshire residents who are eligible to vote can register at the polls on any Election Day. If by chance they are missing any of the required identification documents,...


Chichester approves its budget, but not without a fight
03-16-2024 6:39 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Select board chairman Ed Millette did his best to explain why Chichester’s operating budget and tax rate needed to increase, saying that costs were up everywhere and more money was needed to meet the needs of residents.In classic fashion this time of...


Seniors and a family with a rich history could benefit in Chichester Saturday
03-15-2024 10:39 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

Three proposed articles seek to raise community spirit, two by easing the financial burden on disabled seniors and one by considering ownership of Hook Cemetery.A pair of articles seek to increase property tax exemptions for seniors who earn less than...


Push to add new teacher fails to pass in Chichester
03-09-2024 5:54 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

In years past, Tara Blaney, a member of the Chichester Budget Committee, has carried a fiscally conservative voice into town and school meetings, trying to balance the welfare of the town with the health of its bank accounts.Saturday, though, at the...


Chichester school district seeks small tax increase
03-06-2024 5:49 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Hot topic: While many school districts in the region are facing potential double-digit tax increases to pay for their children’s education, Chichester Central School will seek just a 61-cent hike in the tax rate, from $11.73 to $12.34, or an...


Opinion: Why climate education is necessary
03-05-2024 6:00 AM

By ANN PODLIPNY

Ann Podlipny lives in Chester. In the summer of 2023, forty teachers from New York gathered for a four-day training session, the goal of which was to expose educators to the topic of climate literacy so they could integrate it into their lesson...


Opinion: Long term care: Medicare vs. Medicaid
02-16-2024 6:00 AM

By RICHARD MOORE

Richard Moore lives in Chichester. A couple dozen of my middle-income baby boomer Medicare friends and I have been contemplating our potential Long Term Care (LTC) needs over the next few years. The middle-income Medicare LTC outlook appears bleak and...


Puppies fly to NH to find their forever homes
12-26-2023 5:26 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Just in time for Christmas, Hondo, Sadie, Chloe, Tilly, and Lola touched down on a flight from Georgia, wagging their way into rescuers’ hearts at a Chichester shelter.These puppies, all under eight months old, left behind rougher times for a chance...


Hometown Hero: Hard work, volunteerism and unselfishness
11-22-2023 1:45 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Marilia Procopio, the portfolio manager at Elm Grove Companies in Manchester, is flexible like Gumby.How else to explain how she crams three sections of her busy life into one neat little daily package? She’s a single mother raising her 14-year-old...


Opinion: Overcoming the scourge of drugs in America
10-05-2023 6:00 AM

By ANDREW DEMERS

Andrew Demers is a political and public affairs professional who has worked on congressional, Senate, and presidential campaigns. He lives in Manchester. Several Republican presidential candidates have shown growing enthusiasm on the campaign trail...


Opinion: It’s time for the EPA to ban vinyl chloride
10-03-2023 6:00 AM

By ANN PODLIPNY

Ann Podlipny lives in Chester. In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the EPA in order to protect human health and the environment. In 1972, his administration passed the Clean Water Act. In 1974, the toxic chemical vinyl chloride was designated a...


Public hearing to be held Wednesday on Turnkey landfill expansion
09-05-2023 4:40 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In response to concerns from residents and state officials about the proposed expansion of the Turnkey Landfill in Rochester, the state Department of Environmental Services will hold a public hearing to discuss the plan’s potential impacts on both...


Opinion: Anne Frank, detained immigrants, and a long history of suffering
09-02-2023 6:00 AM

By ANN PODLIPNY

Ann Podlipny lives in Chester. During the pandemic, the Immigrant Solidarity Network’s rallies to support imprisoned immigrants took place outside the Strafford County detention center in Dover. Inmates banged on windows to show appreciation for...


Hearing set on fixing Main Street/Route 28 intersection in Chichester
04-17-2023 5:16 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

The state wants to know your ideas for improving one of the hairiest intersections in Chichester, where Main and Depot streets meet Route 28.A public information meeting will be held Monday, April 24, to discuss options for the intersection, which is...


Granite Geek: The benefits of ‘electrify everything’ are real but they’re harder to achieve for industry
04-10-2023 3:18 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

“Electrify everything” – the philosophy at the heart of recreating an economy that will flourish without destroying the ecosystem, is well on its way for transportation and home heating and appliances. Industrial machinery, however, is another...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 26, 2023
03-28-2023 8:58 AM

ALLENSTOWNElderly database■Just In Case Program - Safety Net for Elderly and Vulnerable Community Members. The Just In Case Program is a comprehensive town-wide registry of elderly vulnerable community members of dementia, autism, and more. The...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 19, 2023
03-21-2023 11:43 AM

ALLENSTOWNChurch anniversary■St. John the Baptist celebrates its 150th Anniversary with the birth of St. John the Baptist falls on June 24 and starts that day with a special mass at 4 p.m.; followed by a catered dinner, music, and a featured speaker....


Chichester residents debate reducing town worker salaries, cemetery ownership in town meeting
03-18-2023 7:07 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

In the gymnasium at Chichester Central School on Saturday, one of the 18 warrant articles at Town Meeting was not like the others.Immediately after reading through the operating budget, one resident proposed an amendment to the overall pay increase of...


Suncook Valley town crier for the week of March 12, 2023
03-14-2023 11:20 AM

ALLENSTOWNSt. Patrick’s Day supper■Allenstown Town Elections will be held on March 14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall at 10 School St.■St. John the Baptist Parish Nurse Program and the Community Table will be closed on March...


Special education, transportation drive up Chichester school taxes
03-11-2023 3:17 PM

By JAMIE L. COSTA

Chichester residents approved the school district’s proposed operational budget of $7.43 million – a nearly 9% increase from last year – most of which comes from an increase in special education funding and transportation expenses.The need for...

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