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Selectmen's Office
603-744-3559
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
603-744-8454
Public Works Department & Transfer Station
603-744-8025
Non-emergency Police Dept.
603-744-5423
Non Emergency Fire Dept..
603-744-2735
For all other numbers....
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TOWN CLERK ONLINE SERVICES
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(Vehicle Registrations, Dog Licensing and Vital Records requests)

TAX COLLECTOR ONLINE SERVICES
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(Tax Payments)




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Connection"

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and how to sign up


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and past Connections...


QUICK LINKS:
 
Tapply-Thompson Community Center
Recreational Opportunities and Events
 
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Access their new "Online Catalog".
 


Congressional Delegation
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Executive Council – District 1
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New Hampton’s Legislators
Click here to be redirected to the NH General Court’s website to get information on New Hampton’s Senator and Representative.

Town of New Hampton - Online Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
Updated: 12/10/2019
 
The Town of New Hampton operates   http://www.new-hampton.nh.us .  This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
 
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Information Collection And Use
    While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and/or email address for the purpose of distributing our community newsletter.
     EB2gov.com: In the process of making online tax payments, licensing of dogs, motor vehicle registration and vital records requests, the Town of New Hampton use the services of EB2gov.com.  To learn more about EB2gov.com, click on this link: https://www.eb2gov.com
    When you choose to use the online tax payment system, you are voluntarily making the choice to share your personal information with EB2gov.com.  In order to process your payment they collect, among other things, your name, address, credit card information. EB2gov.com is solely responsible for the protection and management of your personal information when you use their online service.
    To read the Privacy Policy of EB2gov.com, click on this link:
https://www.eb2gov.com/privacy-policy.asp 


Log Data
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Communications
Cookies
Security

Changes To This Privacy Policy
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Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: Town of New Hampton: 603.744.3559.
Board of Selectmen:  selectmen@new-hampton.nh.us
 


Web Site Policy Regarding Information and External Links
The Town of New Hampton website is for informing the residents of New Hampton of civic activities within the town of New Hampton, Newfound area and surrounding Lakes Region area. It is not for soliciting, sales/promotional activities or promoting political agendas. The Town will only allow information and links to county, state, federal governmental agencies, school activities, activities of civic or non-profit organizations and related services that are determined may benefit the New Hampton residents. Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 4/19/2010


DISCLAIMER:
This website does not contain all Town regulations and ordinances. Additional ordinances are posted in the lobby of the Town Office.

The Town of New Hampton has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only. It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the "linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of the Town and the Town is not responsible for or warranty the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. The Town provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town, of the site or any association with their operations.






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Latest News: 

NH residents encouraged to use online fire permit program - AND -
Caution Urged with Disposal of Woodstove Ashes (more...)


Fire Marshall's Office - January Safety Educator with information on winter safety in the home (more...)

The Belknap County Drug Task Force along with participating area law enforcement agencies cannot be successful without the assistance and support of the citizens.  We welcome... (more...)

New Hampton Historical Society Upcoming 2019-20 Programs (more...)

New Hampton Garden Club (more...)

Take Precautions Against Multiple Diseases Carried by Ticks (more...)

Social Day Care Program for Seniors with Alzheimers (more...)

Introducing the new "Belknap House" (more...)

Track Your Ballot (more...)

Free NH Alerts Cellphone App from NHDOS (more...)

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)
 
VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS ITEMS...


New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

New pedestrian trail...Take a nice stroll (more...)

Click here for Trail Guidelines

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New Hampton Transfer Station Hours
Mon......8 am - 4 pm
Wed....10 am - 4 pm
Sat........8 am - 4 pm

 
Click here to go to Transfer Station page
with more information. 
 
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In Need of Transportation??
Mid-State Regional Ride Resource Directory lists transportation services throughout NH, connecting people to transportation services in the community. Some services listed are free, some by donation, and some have reduced fees.
 
Go to www.midstatercc.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 
 
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Community Action Program
Your Resource for Healthy Aging – serving communities throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties.
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
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Rural Transportation Services offers door to door demand response transit services through their senior centers. Or become a volunteer through the Volunteer Driver Program.
 
Go to: www.bm-cap.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 


Health Tips
From the NH Dept of
Health and Human Services

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Prevention Guidelines for West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Risk Map for New Hampshire


Tick bites and Lyme Disease Treatment


Newfound Area Nursing Association
Our Mission

  The Newfound Area Nursing Association is committed to providing quality home health care to all families in our communities.

  Our services, programs and clinics are designed to promote quality of life, independent living through treatment and education, a sense of well-being through compassionate care and optimism for improved future health.

Click here to be directed to their website.



Well Testing
Information about water quality testing for private wells - from the N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services



Party Affiliation
Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting

The Last Day to Change your Party Affiliation
before the NH State Primary is June 2, 2020.
Click here for the "Application to Change Party Affiliation" fill-in form.
 
PUBLIC NOTICE
SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST
To:  Residents of the Town of New Hampton
  
The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of New Hampton will be in Session on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Town Offices, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, New Hampshire. 
 
The purpose of this Session is to accept voter registration applications and to make corrections or additions to the Checklist, including Change of Party or return to Undeclared.  This is your last chance to change party affiliation before the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
 
Click here to see “Temporary Modifications to Requirements for Change of Party Affiliation” under Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #43
 
Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register.  Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, citizenship, and domicile.

Supervisors of the Checklist: Lucinda Ossola, Mike Dowal, and Mary-Jo Vien


 

Sarah Dow MacGregor Scholarship

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND RETURNING COLLEGE STUDENTS
 
If you have been a full time New Hampton resident for at least 2 years, you are eligible for the Sarah Dow MacGregor Scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable for your 4 years of college.
 
The application is available on the Town of New Hampton website.  Click on "Boards/ Commissions" on the top bar, then scroll down to the Sarah Dow MacGregor Scholarship Committee on the left side of the page.  At the bottom are the links for the applications.  Be sure to choose the correct application for your circumstances (high school student or college student).
 
For this year only we will not require the signature of principal or guidance counselor for the high school application.  References and transcripts are still required.  Transcripts do not need to be official. 
 
Applications are due to the town office by 3:00 on May 29, 2020.  No late applications will be considered.

 
Volunteers Needed for Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program
Call for Volunteers
 
The annual Lakes Region HHW collections are currently scheduled for July 25, 2020 and the August 1, 2020. The HHW program is organized by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) and supported financially by the Town of New Hampton. The Town is seeking volunteers for two roles:

Town HHW Coordinator
The Town HHW coordinator will:
  • Attend four monthly meetings (May, June, July, Aug/Sept)
  • Communicate with the Town Select Board
  • Conduct local outreach
  • LRPC provides resources and support to the HHW Coordinators
HHW Collection Site Volunteers
  • HHW collection site volunteers will be assigned tasks at a collection site of their choosing on the collection day. Site volunteers may assist with traffic flow and conduct an anonymous survey while people wait in their vehicles. Specialized HHW staff will then unload and sort the hazardous wastes. The hours are from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

The nearest collection sites to New Hampton are Meredith (July 25th) and Bristol (August 1).
Complete details about the LRPC HHW Program may be found at: https://lakesrpc.org/serviceshhw.asp

Please email selectmen@new-hampton.nh.us with your expression of interest in either or both volunteer roles.

 
Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief

The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.

An eligible applicant for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is:
  • Single with adjusted gross income equal to or less than $20,000; or
  • Married or head of NH household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and
  • Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and
  • Has resided in that homestead on April 1 of the year for which the claim is made.

Applications for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief are accepted only during the statutory filing period - after May 1, but no later than June 30.  The law allows 120 days for processing from the date of receipt of your completed application.  Click on the link below to understand the circumstances in which NHDRA will allow for a later submittal of your federal income tax return, which is required to be submitted with the Low and Moderate application:  https://www.revenue.nh.gov/publications/press/documents/low-moderate.pdf

Forms are available at the Town Office or can be filled in or printed from the NH Dept of Revenue website at http://revenue.nh.gov/forms/low-moderate.htm

 
Job Opening for Part-Time Employment
The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector is accepting applications for a part-time deputy.  This position is open until filled. 

Click here for further information.

 
New Town Administrator

The Town of New Hampton is pleased to announce the hiring of Neil Irvine as Town Administrator.  Irvine assumed the role of Interim Town Administrator in December of last year after the retirement of Barbara Lucas who retired after serving the community for 30 years.

Kenneth Mertz, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the Town received 13 applications for the opening and assembled a panel that consisted of the remaining Selectmen, Department Head and resident representation as well as a Town Administrator from a neighboring community to interview 5 of the applicants.  “We had a very robust selection process.  Mr. Irvine competed well and stood out as someone with a comprehensive knowledge of ongoing matters involving the Town which will be critical to a successful transition.”

Mertz said “Mr. Irvine has been an active member of the community for the past 10 years, first in the opposition to the Northern Pass project, then joining the Planning Board in 2012, and for the past 7 years as a Selectman.  This commitment to the town demonstrates a vested interest in the success of our community.” 

 
Change in Office Hours During State of Emergency

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's new office hours
during the State of Emergency, are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm
Thursdays
10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm
FRIDAYS - CLOSED 


Reminder: make an appointment if your business cannot be done
by phone, online, or through the mail.

 

BEWARE - Scams Related to Covid-19

Criminals are using concerns about the coronavirus for email and phone scams

SCAM ALERT - 4/14/20, from the NH Attorney General's Office: Stimulas Payments

Avoiding Scams, 3/26/20 - from the NH Det. of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
  1. If you are looking for news or information on the coronavirus, visit known reputable websites like the N.H. Dept. of Health & Human Service, U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization.
  2. Social Media companies are cracking down on ads spreading coronavirus conspiracies and fake cures, some ads may make it past their review process. Remember, it’s best to seek information on the disease from official sources like those mentioned above.
  3. Be on the lookout for phishing emails, which may appear to come from a trusted source. Remember, you can look at the sender’s details – specifically the part of the email address after the ‘@’ symbol – in the ‘From’ line to see if it looks legitimate.
  4. Be wary of emails or phone calls offering unexpected or unprompted information. Also be aware of emails from unfamiliar sources that contain links or attachments. Do not click on these links, as they could be embedded with malware.
  5. Remember, the no Governmental agency or reputable business will call you and ask for your Social Security number, Bank details, PIN numbers / passwords or other personally identifiable information.
In just the past few days we have seen emails advertising:
  • Cures – there is no cure or preventative vaccine.
  • Stock opportunities for companies about to announce a cure.
  • Programs to purchase early disbursement of Federal stimulus money.
  • Free phones for people quarantined at home
  • Charities and Crowdfunding… Don’t let anyone to rush you into making a donation, especially if they want the donation in cash, gift cards or wire transfer.

Guidance on When to Call 911

IMPORTANT: In an effort to assist residents and visitors with the decision to call 911 and/or to go to the emergency department, the State of New Hampshire EMS has created a Public Service Announcement (PSA).  The PSA linked below is an in depth two-minute video available on YouTube.  

2-minute PSA Video Link

 
Covid-19 Information

Refer to the following reputable websites for up-to-date information:

NH Dept of Health & Human Services -
DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.  Click here to get day by day updates.

NH Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

(CDC) US Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization


 
New Hampton Town Offices
Friday, March 20th
 
Effective Immediately … The door to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Selectmen’s offices will be locked during business hours, though personnel remain available to serve you by phone, email, mail, or by appointment, as we continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials.  We are taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.  For the duration of the State of Emergency we are implementing a ‘by appointment’ only.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.”

Many of the services of the Town Office, Clerk and Tax Collector can be provided via the internet, mail or telephone.

Please call the appropriate office and we will be happy to assist you:
Selectmen's Office         744-3559
Town Clerk / Tax Collector        744-8454

If after discussing your needs we determine you still need to come to the office we will schedule you an appointment based upon your needs .
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  •  If you have traveled internationally in the last 14 days OR have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected of having the Coronavirus
AND
  • You have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath
...please do not come to the Office or attend Public Meetings.  The recommendation of Public Health officials is to isolate yourself at home and call your doctor’s office for advice.

 

Changes at the Transfer Station

While the Transfer Station will remain open to serve you, we continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. 

Therefore, for the duration of the State of Emergency we are temporarily closing the recycling windows and directing all household waste to the compactor.   We are also limiting the number of vehicles at the compactor to a maximum of 2.  The “mall” will remain closed for the duration of the State of Emergency.


Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
 
Police Department - Limited Access

We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials, taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community; therefore, effective immediately, the Police Department will begin limiting access to the Public Lobby of the Police Department.  Individuals needing copies of Police Reports, Pistol Permit Renewals, or initial Applications should call the department at 603-744-5423 to speak with an Officer or the Administrative Assistant.

New Hampton Police Department will have officers available to respond to emergency calls, crimes in progress, and preventative patrol within the community.  Department personnel remain available to serve you by phone, mail, or by appointment.  The 24-hour connection to the Dispatch Center is available by using the Call Box located to the right of the department’s front door.

We understand these precautions are not ideal, but we feel they are necessary to protect the public, our employees, and help our agency provide the Town with the best possible police service to keep our community safe and healthy. 

 
Emergency Orders

State of New Hampshire
Office of the Governor

The following are Emergency Orders pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04:

 
Order #2 - Temporary prohibition on scheduled gathering of 50+ people and onsite food & beverage consumption.
Order #3 - Temporary prohibition on disconnection or discontinuance of certain services.
Order #4 - Temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosures.
Order #5 - Access to State employment benefits for individual impacted by Covid-19.
Order #11 - Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.
Order #12 - Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A.
Order #16 - Temporary prohibition of scheduled gatherings of 10 or more attendees.
Order #23 - Temporary modification of municipal & local government statutory requirements.



 

COVID-19...Information for Businesses

(from the NH Dept of Business & Economic Affairs)
 
The past few weeks have presented challenges not only here in New Hampshire, but all over the world. The Department of Business and Economic Affairs has already heard from hundreds of businesses and we are working with our federal and state partners to bring forward resources to help address the needs of our business community.
 
I wanted to let you know that we have just launched a one-stop resource for businesses needs during this difficult time and it will be updated regularly.  The following link will direct you to the the website: https://www.nheconomy.com/covid19
  
Governor Sununu requested a disaster declaration from the US Small Business Administration to speed the delivery and access of federal low interest loan products to New Hampshire businesses.  On March 18, New Hampshire received a statewide declaration of disaster from the Small Business Administration, which means that business in all counties within New Hampshire are eligible for the loan program. More information is available on our web portal (above).
 
This situation is unlike anything we have seen before.  On the upside, we go into this downturn with many strong economic fundamentals.  Our goal is to do whatever we can to reduce the financial burden facing businesses across this state in hopes that when we come out the other side of COVID-19, we do so in as strong of a position as possible.  I urge you to use BEA and other state resources to help you in this regard.  We will not be able to solve every issue but we are damn well going to try.  I say all the time our strength in this state are our communities, and among the most admirable of those is New Hampshire’s business community.  
 
I wish you, your families, and your employees the best for whatever is next.  BEA and the State of New Hampshire are here if you need us.  
 
Respectfully,
Taylor Caswell, Commissioner
Department of Business & Economic Affairs

 
Meredith CAP Office - Temporary Closure

The Community Action Program - Meredith Area Center will be closing as of Monday March 23rd in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) and protect our employees and those we serve in the community.

The Laconia Area Center will remain open, but will not be accepting applications in person.  Call 603-524-5512 for assistance in making a virtual application.

The Meredith Food Pantry will remain open at this time, but in an effort to reduce large gatherings of people please call 603-279-4096 to discuss how your needs can be addressed.

Thank you for your understanding.
 
2019 Annual Report Available

New Hampton's Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2019
is now available at the Town Offices and the Transfer Station. 

Click here for an electronic version.

 

Village Precinct Water and Annual Meeting

March 11, 2020
New Hampton Village Precinct's Water Department has provided an update to the water quality.  Click here for the latest notice.


Click here for status dated 8/29/19.
Click here for information on "Lead in Your Water".
Village Precinct Lead & Copper Results
July - August Water Quality Testing Results

 
Gordon-Nash Library Temporary Closure and Relocation

In an effort to improve the library experience for community members and students, New Hampton School has been consulting with architects and engineers to assess the facility to ensure the building meets today's standards, while also considering renovations that capture the historic nature of the building and address the needs of a modern library.
 
New Hampton School is excited to begin these projects, which will require the library to be closed for a period of time. We recognize that this will bring change to community members who regularly utilize the library resources; however, we want to assure you that we have a plan in place to provide for these individuals and families.
 
The school plans to begin this work as soon as possible, so that the library can reopen for the busy summer. The library will close at the end of the day on Saturday, March 7 and we anticipate the renovations will take 2-3 months.
 
During this time, a satellite location will be opening in New Hampton School’s Academic Research Center on Tuesday, March 24. This satellite location, located at 88 Main Street, will operate under the normal hours of the Gordon-Nash Library and will remain open to the public.   UPDATE: In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order to Stay At Home, New Hampton School students are home and will engage in a distance learning program to begin on April 6, following their spring break until at least May 4 per the Governor’s order. Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of everyone, campus is currently closed to the public. This includes the use of the Gordon-Nash Library and satellite location in the Academic Research Center. Local residents should refrain from walking on campus and using the fields.
 
The Satellite Location on the New Hampton School campus will include the following:
  • Current selections of the new "14 DAY" offerings in Fiction and Non-fiction.
  • Children's books as well as continuation of the children's programs.
  • A selection of current DVDs.
  • Access to the Fiction, Non-fiction, and Young Adult books in the ARC catalogue.
  • Opportunities to borrow books through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • On-campus meeting spaces for current Community groups (Yoga, Tai Chi, Garden Club, Historical Society, LEGO Club, etc.) will be provided.
 
Thank you so much for your cooperation during this time of transition. New Hampton School will reopen the Gordon-Nash Library later this spring in time for a busy and successful summer season and look forward to bringing improvements to the community's experience! Please contact Library Director Jerrica Blackey via email at jblackey@newhampton.org, or call the circulation desk at 603-677-3740 with any questions.

 
Bringing the Presence of the Past into the Present
The History Corner
A Different Kind of Social Distancing

 
We all know the Town Offices as a place filled with friendly people who work hard to support the infrastructure of New Hampton. One hundred and forty years ago that spot was home to one of the many schools scattered throughout the town. For the most part students living anywhere in New Hampton could walk to one of the seventeen schools our taxes supported. The photograph below was taken in 1883, as noted on the back of the stereoscopic card by Mary E. Huse, the teacher (standing, second from the right). Ms Huse married the next year, and in 1885 gave birth to Anna Irene Shaw – a stalwart champion of all things New Hampton for her whole life. The next time you come to apply for a permit, attend a meeting, say hello, pay taxes, and/or renew registrations, ponder a minute to imagine the old school house filled with the sounds of laughter and learning.
 

For more information on the history of the town, please visit the New Hampton Historical Society website at https://www.newhamptonhistory.org/
Kent Bicknell
Curator of Special Collections
The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School
May 4, 2020

 

Road Surface Management System Report Results

In March the town voted to approve appropriations to perform an inventory and evaluation of paved town roads using a road surface management software (RSMS) to develop a detailed management plan with recommendations for future improvements.  The Lakes Region Planning Commission performed this assessment and created this plan in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation and UNH Technology Transfer Center. Inventory and Assessments were entered into the RSMS software for analysis, prioritization, and generation of repair strategies. Repair strategies and a 10-year budget plan have been prepared in partnership with the town and presented within this report.  This management plan will be used as a tool by the Highway Dept. 

Click here for the results of that report.
 
Northern Pass Project
Unanimous Decision by the Supreme Court
Decision of the Site Evaluation Committee was affirmed !!!

 
Click here to read the full decision
 

Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

Feb. 2020

Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks