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Hampstead School Board Discuss District Transportation Issues

Hampstead Selectmen Continue Discussion of Residency Definition and Hampstead Hospital Police Coverage

Hampstead Fire Station Building Expansion Presented to Hampstead Planning Board

Hampstead School Board Approves Class Size Increases and New Hires and Resignations

Hampstead Town and School Together Open and Accept the Bid for Heating Fuels

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve Water Ordinance

Hampstead Planning Board Rejects Incomplete Cameron Court Elderly Housing Application

Hampstead Water Resource Committee Ask Selectmen to Consider Water Conservation Ordinance

Hampstead Selectmen Sell F350 Truck to Highest Bidder, Water Bills Increase 34 Percent

Hampstead Residents Express Objection to Planning Board about Proposed Elderly Development

Hampstead Selectmen Considering Changing from Road Agent to Public Works Department

Hampstead School Board Announce New Estimated Cost of Central School Project

Hampstead Selectmen Accept Road Agent Jonathan Worthen’s Resignation

Hampstead Planning Board Continued Public Hearings for Bonnies Way Subdivision, 546 Route 111, Cameron Commons and Two for Owens Court

Hampstead Superintendent Thompson Introduces Two Design Concepts for Central School Project

Hampstead Selectmen Seek Consultant to Put Cell Tower Lease Out to Bid

Hampstead School Board Heard New Plans for Central School Construction

Hampstead Selectmen Appoint Committee Members and Learn Fire Department Wants to Purchase Pick-up Truck

Hampstead Planning Board Approves One Route 111 and Two Danville Road Site Plan Applications

Recycling and Waste Disposal Pilot Program Approved by Hampstead Selectmen

Hampstead School Board District Changes Last Day of School to June 23

Hampstead Selectmen Agree to Create Energy Committee, Discuss Cell Tower Lease and Appoint Committee Members

Hampstead Planning Board Appoints Bob Villella as Full-time Member

Hampstead Selectmen Given Planning Board Master Plan Update

Hampstead School Board Decides to Break School Project into Phases

Hampstead School Board Announce Erin Milbury as Middle School Principal

Hampstead Selectmen Re-elect Sean Murphy as Chairman and Elect Steve Morse as Vice Chair

Hampstead Planning Board Grants 90-Day Conditional Approval to DeSilva Motor Sports

Hampstead March 8, 2022 Election Results

Hampstead School District Moves to Optional Mask

Hampstead Planning Board Denies Jurisdiction for Elderly Housing Site Plan

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve Community Health Services Contract

Hampstead School District Superintendent Said Daily COVID Emails will Stop

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Set Operating and Default Budgets

Hampstead Selectmen Hold Public Hearing on Warrant Articles and Budget

Hampstead School Board Prepares for Deliberative on February 8

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Review Articles for Budget Public Hearing

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Old and New Business to February Meeting

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Hampstead Selectmen Hold Public Hearing for Unanticipated Funds

Hampstead School Board Learn Universal Masking to Remain Until January 10

Hampstead Selectmen Hear UNH Risk Assessment of Town Hall Issues

Hampstead Planning Board Approve Rolling Hill Road Conditional Use Permit and Continue Seven Other Applications

Hampstead School Board Learned Total District Costs for Taxpayers Are Less than Last Year's

Hampstead Selectmen Concerned over Lost Revenue Due to Hampstead Hospital Sale

Hampstead Public Library News for November and December

Despite COVID Increases Hampstead School Board Sticks with Targeted Mask Plan

Rockingham Planning Commission Explain Age Friendly Community Project to Hampstead Selectmen

Hampstead Planning Board Reviewed Stormwater Management Regulations

Hampstead School Board Denies Special Meeting Petition

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve List of ARPA Projects

Hampstead Selectmen Continue ARPA Fund Distribution Discussion and 2022 Draft Budgets

Hampstead School Board Receives Petition for Special Meeting Regarding Masks

Hampstead Planning Board Denies 200 Central Street Subdivision

Hampstead Superintendent Thompson Seeks Authority to Determine Universal Masking

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Raising Resident Town Beach Parking Rates

Hampstead School Board Increases Scholarship Awards to $1,500 per Recipient

Hampstead Selectmen Approve December 5 Live Christmas Parade and Waste Oil Project

Hampstead Planning Board Approve Stony Ridge Road Lot Line Adjustment

The Hampstead School Board Decision on Optional Masks Called Compromise

Hampstead Selectmen Concerned with Department Heads Making ARPA Recommendations

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Approve New Heater for Garage

Hampstead Planning Board Discuss Camp Tel Noar, 27 Hazel Drive and Owens Court

Hampstead School District Superintendent Thompson Provides Updates Regarding Opening Plan

Hampstead Selectmen Open Library Light Post Bid and Discuss American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Hampstead Planning Board Workshop Decisions and Master Plan Survey Information

Hampstead Selectmen Learn School Street Crosswalk Cost at $50,000

Hampstead’s New Superintendent Robert Thompson Provides Entry Plan

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Three Public Hearings: 200 Central Street, 651 Main Street Subdivision and 27 Hazel Drive

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Discretionary Preservation Easement

Hampstead Selectmen Decide that Masks are  Now Optional in Town Hall

The Hampstead School Board Lifts Masks for Out of Doors

Hampstead Planning Board Continues Belle Hearing, the 200 Central Street Subdivision Hearing, the 27 Hazel Drive Hearing and Approves Edwards ADU and Winchester Heights Condos

Hampstead School Board Accepts $318,179.00 in Unanticipated Funds

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Official Code Enforcement Vehicle

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Tabled Cell Tower Lease Sale

Hampstead School District 2021- 2022 Calendar Approved

Hampstead Planning Board Address Accessory Dwelling Unit Requests and Subdivisions

Hampstead Selectmen Appoint Firefighters and Promote Officers

Hampstead School Board Learns that Schools Are Reopened Fulltime

Hampstead Selectmen Approve Library Pavilion Proposal and Fireworks in June

Hampstead Planning Board Approves East Road Lot Line Adjustment

Hampstead School Board Vacant Seat Filled

Controversial Conservation Parking Lot Discussion Dominates Hampstead’s Selectman’s Meeting

Hampstead School Board Reorganizes and Addresses Safe Learning Plan

Hampstead Election and Warrant Article Results March 2021

Hampstead Selectmen Raise Some Municipal Service Fees and Look for Stormwater Committee Members

Hampstead Planning Board Continues All Four of Its Hearings

Hampstead Selectmen Hear Civic Club Plans to Hold Fishing Derby

Abutter Questions Legality of Lot Line Adjustment Request to Hampstead Planning Board

Hampstead School Board Hears Safe Learning Model Still Undetermined Following February Vacation

Hampstead Selectmen Accept Labrador Lane as Town Road

All Articles Moved to the Ballot at Hampstead Town Deliberative

Hampstead Public Library News for February thru March 2021

Hampstead School District 2021 Deliberative Moves All Articles Unchanged

Hampstead Has Two Candidates for Superintendent

Hampstead's Central School Principal Collins Retires After 40 Plus Years

Hampstead Selectmen Continue Discussion On Labrador Lane

Hampstead 2021 Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing

2021 School Budget Approved by the Hampstead School Board

Service Organizations Speak to Hampstead Board of Selectmen

Hampstead School Board Approve Central School 60s Wing Project Article

Hampstead School Board Need to Identify Funding for Project

Hampstead Planning Board Reviews Zoning Amendments

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Hampstead Board of Selectmen Halt Conservation Commission Criticism

Hampstead Police Department Loses Two Officers

Hampstead School Board Presented with Multi Million Dollar Central School Plan Which Doesn't Include 60s Wing

Hampstead Public Library December News

Hampstead Planning Board Approve 2021 Zoning Proposals

Hampstead School Board Names Superintendent Search Committee Members

Hampstead Selectmen Hear More Public Concern Over Conservation Commission Right to Know

Hampstead Board of Selectmen Set 2021 Tax Rate

Hampstead School Board Hears Plan on Renovating Central School

Hampstead Planning Board Tackles Route 111 Emerson Avenue Development Issues

Hampstead School Board Votes to Move Forward to Hybrid Learning

Hampstead Selectmen Heard Seniors Holiday Dinner Will Be Pick-up Only

Hampstead School Board Members Decry Facebook Post

Hampstead Public Library Fall Program and Two New Employees

Hampstead School Board Heard About Difficulty of In-Person Learning with Six Foot Distancing

Hampstead Selectmen Review the 2021 Town Budget

Hampstead School Board Discussed Return to In Person Safe Learning

Hampstead Planning Board Continues Five Old Business Hearings

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Hampstead Selectmen Approve of Modified Christmas Parade

Hampstead School Board Hears about Successful Start of School

Hampstead Selectmen Hear From the Water Resource Committee

Hampstead Planning Board Deals with Route 111 and Emerson Avenue Subdivision

Hampstead School Board Tentatively Approves New Hampstead Central School Plan

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Hampstead School Board Member Karen Yasenka Addresses Community Facebook Comments

Hampstead Selectmen Discuss Election Assistance and Absentee Ballots

Hampstead School Board Present District SAU Transition Plan

Hampstead School Board Discuss Virtual Safe Learning Project

Hampstead Selectmen Delay Opening Veterans Memorial Gym

Hampstead School Board Recommendation Passes with Three to Two Vote

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Hampstead Police Chief Wonders About School Resource Officer Position

Hampstead School Board Plans Public Forum

Metzler Out as SAU 55 Superintendent but Hired as Hampstead Consultant

Kent Farm Transfer Station Swap Shop Opens This Saturday

Hampstead Public Library Youth Services Librian Leaving

Hampstead Selectmen Award Paving Contract to Busby Construction

Hampstead Lieutenant Robert Kelley Promoted to Deputy Chief

Hampstead Incident and Arrest of Shaine Clarke Reynolds

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Hampstead School Board  Discusses How to Introduce Single Status to Public

Hampstead Selectmen Heard from Hampstead Area Water Co. About Decontamination Change

Hampstead Recycling and Waste Disposal Committee (RAWD), the Hampstead Public Library Trustees, and the Recreation Commission News

Hampstead Fun in the Sun Summer Programs for Kids

Hampstead School Board Increases Fund Balance Retention

Hampstead Selectmen Postpone Fourth of July Fireworks

Hampstead Middle School Eighth Grade Graduation

Hampstead Planning Board Reorganizes and Hears Full Agenda

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Hampstead Selectmen Approve Stipend for First Responders

Hampstead School Board Moves Forward With Construction Committee

Hampstead School Board Decides Future Meetings will be Held in the Schools

Hampstead Selectmen Continue Police Lieutenant Pay Discussion

Hampstead Public Library Will Reopen in Phases

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Hampstead Selectmen Discuss Lieutenant Robert Kelley's Pay Issue and Delay Mowing Contract

Hampstead School Board Approves Last Day of School, May 29

Hampstead Selectmen Pick Chairman and Discuss Multiple Contracts

Hampstead School Board Wins Court Case Decision to Receive SAU 55 Report

Hampstead School Board Reorganizes and Looks Ahead at SAU Separation

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Library Friends Honor Long-Time Program Coordinator Louise Pryor

Community Action Fuel Assistance Program Accepting Applications

New Homes For Heroes® Program Comes to Raymond Area Towns




















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