BCEP is seeking Community
Service volunteers on Saturdays to assist patrons with their
Please contact Lisa at
435-6237 if you would like to help out.
Abigail Wade of
Chichester, NH, was one of nearly 500 University of Dallas
undergraduate students named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List for
earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Wade is majoring in Art -
Chichester Town Library News
“New England Quilts and
the Stories They Tell” is scheduled for the 20th at 6 p.m. at the
Grange. Participants are encouraged to bring in a quilt for display
and comment by the presenter, Pamela Weeks. Pamela is an
authority on quilts, their histories and their stories.
Refreshments will be available. Thanks to the NH Humanities on
the Go program for making this program possible.
School vacation is next
week. The library will be observing regular hours, but Toddler
Time on Tuesday the 26th and Preschool Story and Craft Hour on
Thursday the 27th will not be meeting.
The Knitting Circle will
meet on February 20th and 27th at 3:30 p.m.
A special LEGO Day is
scheduled for Thursday, February 28th, starting at 10:45 a.m.We’re
in the middle of a week of “Random Acts of Kindness.”
We hope the readers of
this are both givers and receivers of such acts. The library
is participating by giving away a book bag filled with books.
The book bag is a Marvel comics tote bag. The three books are
brand new, and a surprise. All patrons have to do is guess how
many books the Library has, not including books in the bookstore.
The winner will be the closest guess to how many books we have in
the Library. The contest started on February 19th and will
continue until we have a winner.
We have great news to
report on the progress of the Children’s Area Renovation Project.
A design has been selected, as well as a vendor for the majority of
shelving and display work. These projects are not easy.
Much appreciation is due to Lucille Noel, Barbara Pappas and
Director Caroline Pynes for their continued efforts. We can’t
think of better individuals to spearhead this project. Stay
tuned as this project continues.
Officer Arnone of the Chichester
Police Department is a member of the Battle of the Badges police vs
fire! This is a great organization that raises money for the
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Joe Darrah of Pittsfield was
generous and made a $500 donation toward Officer Arnone’s $10,000
goal. From left to right Chief Patrick Clarke, Joe Darrah, and
Letter To The Editor
Chichester will have
several proposed zoning amendments on the March ballot, including a
change from the old soils-based zoning to the standard zoning
district method of zoning. However, soils will continue to be a
significant factor in Chichester’s land use development.
The Chichester Wetlands,
Steeplands, and Flood Zone Provisions in our Zoning Ordinance will
continue to be in effect and all of The State of NH Department of
Environmental Services Laws will still apply. NH DES will continue
to enforce septic system designs and installations in accordance
with RSA 485 A:29 – 44 and NH DES will continue to regulate private
well radii per RSA 485A:30-b. NH DES will also continue to regulate
all of the “Alteration of Terrain” permits for disturbances over
100,000 square feet per RSA 483-B Shoreline Protection, Stormwater
Management, Erosion Control, Wetlands Management, Drinking Water
requirements, and all other NH DES programs will continue to be
enforced per RSA.
The proposed zoning
changes in Chichester will not alter the current role of NH DES to
perform their functions to insure public safety. The proposed
Chichester Zoning Amendments change our basis for zoning because the
soils descriptions that are the basis of our current zoning do not
exist anymore. We need a new zoning ordinance that is governed by
the residents of Chichester instead of the current level of
understanding of soil properties.
Please vote YES for the
proposed zoning amendments. Thanks.
Member of the Chichester
News From Chichester Central School
celebrates 100 days of school
Chichester Central School students and staff were able to
celebrate the 100th day of school with some special visitors at
school. The organization Wildlife Encounters, an animal education
and rescue organization, brought six animals representing regions
around the globe that CCS students have been studying for their
upcoming Multicultural Fair. There was a Russian tortoise, Gray fox,
Dumeril monitor, Patagonian Mara, a ferret from Ireland, and a
desert snake. Students were able to see all of the animals up
close and ask many questions during the assembly. After the
assembly, the Chichester PTO treated students and staff to a
special dessert at lunch for our 100th day of school. Thank you to
the PTO for making the day special for the entire CCS community.
March 9th Chichester School District Meeting
The date of the meeting
and voting on the proposed 2019-2020 budget is Saturday, March
9, 2019 at 9 AM. The school district budget encompasses educating
all Chichester students whether at CCS, Pembroke Academy, or
alternative locations. It is important for families to understand
the school budget as this impacts all Chichester students. While the
entire budget is to be discussed and voted upon at the meeting,
specific items that have been proposed for next year’s budget
include the addition of teachers for our growing classes, a band
program, and technology updates. The proposed budget for 2019-2020
includes a teacher position to replace one that moved due to
increased kindergarten enrollment in this school year, a second
teacher position to prepare for the next incoming kindergarten
class, funding to start a Chichester school band, and replenishment
of technology devices to continue our 1-1 program at school. All
Chichester families should mark their calendar for March 9 and plan
on attending and participating in this important School District
meeting as voting on the school budget affects every family.
Childcare will be provided as well as snacks (children must be out
The proposed budget and
warrant articles for citizens to vote upon is available on our
website. A link to the budget documents will also be in the morning
blog. Attendance and participation at the School District
Meeting on March 9 is important for all in our school and community.
CCS Multicultural Night and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
There will be a spaghetti
dinner fundraiser before the annual Multicultural Night showcase at
Chichester Central School. The spaghetti dinner will be Thursday,
Feb. 21 starting at 5 PM at Chichester Central School. Come join us
for a delicious spaghetti dinner with the family before the
Multicultural Night program starts at 5:40 PM. Families can use the
form found by following this link to save money and
pre-register for the dinner:
http://bit.ly/2019CCSdinner Purchase your tickets by Tuesday,
Feb. 19 for the reduced price. Due to snow piles affecting parking
at and around school, families can utilize a shuttle bus from the
Chichester town office which will begin running at 4:45 PM. Thank
you for your support and we hope to see you all at our Multicultural