CHESTER – While many of the responsibilities of the town clerk/tax collector’s office can be handled by the assistant town clerk when 40-year veteran Barbara Gagnon retires, the board of selectmen will be contracting for an experienced clerk for one day a week to handle those items she can’t. The town does not currently have
SANDOWN – The first draft of the Timberlane Regional School District budget comes to $71,384,766, up from the current year’s $68,321,710. The difference represents a 4.8 percent increase. The budget process for the coming year is in its infancy but business administrator George Stokinger went over the basics at the school board’s Nov. 19 meeting.
HAMPSTEAD – The selectmen and Road Agent Jon Worthen have been considering a $5 per hour raise for plow and sand truck drivers in town, and at a previous meeting, Worthen was asked to check what surrounding towns were paying their drivers. Based on the surrounding towns’ compensation, it appears Hampstead is in the middle