Second-grader Emma Daviduk gets a warm greeting from Hampstead Central School Principal Dillard Collins at the school’s Open House on Monday, Aug. 24. The first day of school was Wednesday, Aug. 26. Photo by Chris Paul
CHESTER – Once again, the question of whether the elected road agent should be allowed to utilize his own equipment to serve the town has been raised, this time by new selectman Dick Trask.
At the board of selectmen’s Thursday, Aug. 20 meeting, Trask called the practice of road agent Mike Oleson’s renting equipment and personnel to the town a clear conflict of interest.
HAMPSTEAD – Julia Forbes and Bill Keating addressed the Board of Selectmen Monday evening with their individual fence issues. Forbes was low key but Keating was upset by what he characterized as the board’s threats to remove his fence and inaccuracies about the issue.
Board Chairman Sean Murphy read several letters from the public weighing in on the fence erected by the Carlos Paz family on Ordway Park property. All of the letters supported the notion that the fence provides a benefit to the park because it reduces the sounds from across Main Street at the commercial development Depot Crossing.