The rent money generated from Chester’s Spring Hill Farm property on Towle Road will now go directly to the Town’s general fund rather than to the Spring Hill Farm Trust. The trustees hope the Town will return at least some of the rent to the trust. Photo by Chris Paul
SANDOWN – A Durham man has brought suit against School Administrative Unit (SAU) 55 for alleged Right to Know violations that occurred when the SAU board reviewed and then voted to award superintendent Earl Metzler an annual raise and bonus earlier this year.
The petition was filed in Rockingham Superior Court on the first day of the month by David K. Taylor, of 16 Surrey Lane in Durham, a town outside of SAU 55 and the county.
SAU 55 encompasses the Timberlane Regional School District and the Hampstead School District. The SAU 55 board is comprised of both of those districts’ school board members.
CHESTER – After more than an hour of discussion at its Aug. 11 meeting, the board of selectmen made no decision on whether to install gates at the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area, preferring to table the request from the Wason Pond Commission until a later, unspecified date.
Though the selectmen made a relatively quick decision to hire a private security company to help mitigate ongoing problems at Wason, they were largely against putting up gates, an initiative that the Wason Pond Commission stated was supported by the chief of police and would cost somewhere around $1,000.
The security firm is estimated to cost around $7,000. Continue reading