Chichester NH News

August 2, 2017


The Chichester Grange Fair exhibit won Best of Show at Stratham Fair this year. Congratulations to Mary West and Kevin Belval who put it together.



Happy Birthday to Eric Harris on August 8.



Check Your Social Media Settings


According to Pew Research Center, people are lacking confidence in how social media sites protect their personal data. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is encouraging customers to review their social media privacy settings following several social media sites recently changing their privacy policies to track user data or make data more visible.


“Many customers continually express concern about internet privacy,” said DeAnne Boegli, national public relations manager at TDS Telecom. “One of the best ways they can protect their privacy is to consistently check and update privacy settings on all social media sites.”


Social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, regularly update their settings and notify customers. It is then up to customers to read the notices and take steps to protect their privacy. For example, Twitter recently changed its privacy settings for all users — automatically. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Twitter made the announcement with a screen overlay describing how the changes would make Twitter “more relevant” by connecting “your visits to (other) sites with Twitter content.”


Any Twitter user who simply clicked “sounds good,” was also agreeing to the changes. The reason for the change, Twitter can now track user locations and the sites they visit and, in turn, be in a better position to send targeted advertising. To manage what the site can track, users should review settings / privacy and safety / personalization and data. 


LinkedIn also updated their privacy settings this summer. The changes make user profiles more visible. While the settings were changed for all, members can easily turn them off in their profile settings.


TDS also encourages customers to be cautious when engaging in online activities that can allow access to your data, such as taking Facebook quizzes with automatically-generated results. For example, when you “login with Facebook” to take a quiz, you are granting the site access to your personal profile. Facebook users can view and remove which sites have access to their profiles. The permissions can be found under Settings / Apps.


“Always watch for messages from social media sites, especially ones concerning privacy settings. Don’t disregard them until you fully understand what you are agreeing to or what is changing,” said Boegli



Chichester Town Library News


The Down Cellar Poets are meeting on Monday, August 7th, at 7 p.m.


Next Wednesday, August 9th, the Evening Book Club will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, at 7 p.m.


The Summer Reading Program (SRP) continues until August 25th.  Booklets relative to the theme of Build a Better World, can be turned in anytime for a prize.  The fun of the SRP continues Monday, August 7th at 7:00 p.m., when the ever-popular Lego Derby will be held at the Grange.  There are limited spaces for this, so please sign up.  Thanks to Bob Shaw who makes this happen.


The Knitting Group meets every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.  Craft displays for Halloween are already in evidence, so it is suggested that knitters and other handicrafters think ahead and plan to start their holiday crafts of love.



Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News

Submitted By Carol Hendee


Still time left to request a backpack for your child. Call or sign up at the shop. Leave the child’s name, age, gender, and phone number.


Summer Clearance on shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits underway.  A few lunch bags are on the shelves.


Bag of books back to $2.00 per bag, thanks to your generous donations.  If you have extra veggies, the Chichester Food Pantry is in need.  We can get them to the Town Hall, just drop them at the store.  We are at: 345 Suncook Valley Hgwy, Chichester/Pittsfield Town Line.  Open Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4; & Sat. 10-4.  247-7191 and check Facebook.












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