Wyatt Britton adds some points onto the tally for team Brazil during the Homerun Derby competition at the Sandown Summer Recreation’s annual Olympic Week on Monday at the Central School ball park. Individual and team games will continue throughout the week to decide a winning country. See more photos page 8. Photo by Chris Paul
CHESTER – At the Wednesday night, July 12 meeting of the Chester Planning Board, the application for the Crowley Woods Development by DAR Builders for was accepted.
The 60-lot subdivision involves both the towns of Chester and Candia, and will also possibly impact Raymond tangentially.
Eric Mitchell of Eric C. Mitchell and Associates presented the subdivision information to the crowded hearing room. He explained that the plan has already been before the Candia Planning Board, to which it was presented as a minor subdivision since only one of the 60 lots will be in Candia. But, because the subdivision development will have a regional impact, that board rejected the application. Mitchell will return and present the plan as a major subdivision application.
Mitchell then said that the wetlands permit and the Alteration of Terrain permit have been applied for, and the proposed plan has been reviewed by the Chester Town Engineer, Jeff Adler. His questions and concerns in his first letter to DAR have been answered, so Mitchell explained that at this point, the process is going forward in both Candia and Chester.
SANDOWN – While much of the conversation during the Thursday, July 13 meeting of the Sandown Conservation Commission was dominated by the milfoil issue at Phillips Pond, environmental presentations for the Sandown community were prominent topics discussed as well.
Commission member Jillian Winmill informed the commission of the monthly event planned that will see the commission, in partnership with the Sandown Public Library, host Jane Kelly and her Raptor Education talk, ‘On the Wing,’ on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Sandown Town Hall. Kelly will be bring five of her feathered education ambassadors with her. Winmill said she is excited that youngsters will have the opportunity to get to meet Kelly’s bird educators up close and personal during her talk while learning about them.
According to Winmill, Kelly is a federal and state licensed rehabilitator, educator, and falconer, specializing in raptors. A little over seven years ago, she found 10 dead barred owls along the shoulder of Route 101 between Auburn and Hampton. She took the experience as a calling that she couldn’t ignore and decided to get involved, bridging the gap for wildlife through education and rehabilitation. Kelly says rehabilitation is a team effort, with ‘On the Wing’ as just one part of an amazing team; Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital, New Hampshire Fish and Game, local animal control officers, local and state law enforcement, and the general public all work together to make a difference for wildlife.