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NEW HAMPTON CONNECTION - March 2, 2022

Town of New Hampton, New Hampshire
2022 Warrant and Budget

 
SECOND SESSION
 
You are also notified to meet for the Second Session of the 2022 Town Meeting, to vote by official ballot Election of town officers, zoning amendments and the warrant articles as they may have been amended at the First Session, to be held at the Town House, 86 Town House Road, New Hampton on Tuesday, the 8th day of March next.  Polls for voting by official ballot at the Town House will open at 11:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. unless the town votes to keep the polls open to a later hour.
 
A PowerPoint presentation from the First Deliberative Session on Feb. 8th, a Sample Town Ballot (as amended on February 8th), the 2022 Town Budget, and the 2022 Default Budget are available on the Town Website homepage.


 
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POSTING OF TOWN ROADS
 
Please be advised that the town roads within the Town of New Hampton are currently posted, for a weight limit of 10 tons It may be possible for you, or a contractor, to receive a special permit to operate over posted roads for a job or operation for specific dates and times based on weather and road conditions.  These permits are available from the Public Works Director Jim Boucher. 
 
Please contact him to request a permit or if you have further questions at 744-8025 or leave a message at the Selectmen’s Office at 744-3559 and we will get a message to him.
 
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The 2021 Annual Town Reports are Available
 
Reports are available at the Town Office, Transfer Station or at the Town House on March 8th.  An electronic version is also available on the Town website under “Info Center”.
 
 

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The History Corner:
“New Hampton... Iowa???”
 
In 1855 the Postmaster of Chickasaw Center, Iowa was Mr. Osgood Gowin. Inspired by his old hometown back in the Granite State, Mr. Gowin suggested a name-change to “New Hampton,” and it stuck! Only 23 miles from Nashua, Iowa (also named by a couple of native New Hampshirites), New Hampton, Iowa flourished. In 1980 the “city with expanding horizons” celebrated its 125th anniversary with a commemorative carbonated drink that tells the story of its name on the back.*
 
Note also the photo of the New Hampton Carnegie Library – the Iowa version of the Gordon-Nash! 
 
* The can, purchased (empty) for the New Hampton Historical Society, was acquired on eBay.

 
  

 
For more information on the history of the town, please visit the newly updated New Hampton Historical Society website at https://www.newhamptonhistory.org/
Kent Bicknell
Historian, NHHS
Curator of Special Collections
The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School
January 25th, 2022
 
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Lakes Region Planning Commission Launches Housing Project
to Assess Needs, Recommend Solutions
 
The Lakes Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) project is launching a community survey, that encourages residents to share what impact the housing situation has had on them; what has worked, and what changes might be beneficial to communities and residents.
 
The link to the Lakes Region’s Housing Needs Survey
is available on the Town website homepage.
 
At the conclusion of the project, the regional planning commission will use this survey data, along with other qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of sources to provide resources, strategies, and recommendations to Lakes Region municipalities, to assist in their efforts to ensure housing availability.
 
Housing is an important Lakes Region issue which largely impacts the current and future economy, character and livability of our communities. In New Hampshire and throughout the country, available housing is scarce, putting a strain on working families and making it difficult for some businesses to recruit and retain workers.
  
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The New Hampton Historical Society Presents:
Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares

Tuesday, March 8th - 7:00 PM
Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton

 
Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire. Jennie was known across the country as "The Woman Who Dares" cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. As a photographic activist, she used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in New Hampshire's Monadnock region and beyond. Presenter Jennifer Carroll has worked as both a curator and executive director of museums and serves as director of education at the Cheshire County Historical Society in Keene and adjunct professor at Antioch University New England.   
 
The Historical Society thanks New Hampshire Humanities for providing our 2021-2022 Presenters and Programs.    
 
Our programs are free and open to the public.  Please note:  Masks will be required at this indoor presentation.
 
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Town Assessing Firm Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC
Visiting Properties and Sending Letters
 
As part of the full 2020-2023 full cyclical revaluation, the assessing firm continues to visit properties in town, and in many cases they are following up with a letter to the property owner to schedule a visit.

 
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