Town Office Closings in December
Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on:
Monday, December 9th and Monday, December 16th
Selectmen’s Office and Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office will close:
Tuesday, December 24th at noon on Christmas Eve, and December 25th, Christmas Day.
New Hampton Community Gift Program
Please help with the gifts and clothing needs of families in need
in the New Hampton area this holiday season!!
There are tags at the:
Gordon Nash Library, 69 Main St. and the New Hampton Community Church on Main Street, New Hampton.
Gift items need to be returned by Saturday, December 14th (to the Church or library). Cash donations are also appreciated.
Thank you all for your help.
Any Questions: contact Lisa Emery @ 707-0190 or Amy Robinson @ 630-2998, coordinators
Governor Hassan Issues Call for Special Election...
...to Fill Executive Council District 1 Seat
Primary to be Held on January 21, General Election March 11
Governor Maggie Hassan today issued a precept for a special election to be held to fill the Executive Council District 1 seat left vacant by the passing of Councilor Ray Burton. The primary election will be held on January 21 with a general election to follow on March 11, town meeting day. The filing period for the election will be November 25, 26, and 27 as well as December 2.
Notice to New Hampton Residents
There have been reports to police recently that someone has been making phone calls to residents attempting to obtain social security numbers. This notice is just to remind residents to never give out information of a personal nature such as date of birth, social security number or family member information to someone that has called you. Although these calls are difficult to trace as they usually originate out of state or even out of the country, please notify the police if you receive such phone calls.
Sgt. Monica Cunningham, Police Prosecutor
New Hampton Police Department, 24 Interval Drive New Hampton, NH 03256
The Nature and Fitness Trail is Nearly Ready to Start Construction...
...But your help is still needed.
We have received many donations from individuals and businesses! Additional donations are still needed to begin the construction of the trail, and volunteers can assemble and install the 20 fit stations that have arrived.
The next step is the trail construction, which will include stumping, grubbing the sites, installation of culverts, grading and leveling the trail surface. Ledge pack is also planned to improve the access and provide a firm trail base for the elderly or disabled that will be ADA compliant. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. The fit stations have been purchased. Culvert pipe has been purchased and a permit to install the culverts has been granted by the State. We are so close but are quickly approaching the winter season. If you can, we would greatly appreciate your help!
How you can donate:
Tax Deductable Donations in the form of a check must be to:
"Nature and Fitness Trail Fund”
c/o New Hampton Trustees of Trust Funds
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256
You can also drop off your donation at the Selectmen’s Office – or –
in the jar located at the Town Office.
Every contribution of any amount will be acknowledged on a sign at the end of the trail.
The Nature Fitness Trail is not only for fitness buffs for people to walk, jog, or use the exercise stations while enjoying the sights and sounds of the river and the natural world around them.
Click here to see the proposed Fitness Trail with station locations.
TRAIL PROJECT SUPPORTERS AND MAJOR DONORS
(l-r) Patricia Schlesinger (Resident, Citizen Committee member and Fundraiser),
Jennifer & Jason Harvey (Live Free Home Health Care),
Selectwoman Valerie Fraser, David Lloyd (Intertia Physical Therapy),
John & Amy Southland (Davidson’s Countryside Campground)
This Nature-Fitness Trail will be on the 99 acre wooded area behind the Public Safety Building near the Pemigewasset River. The Trustees of the Trust Funds have created a separate expendable trust fund, "Nature-Fitness Trail Fund”, for the purpose of receiving donations that will cover the construction and continued maintenance of this trail system. Some of the trail work will be done with volunteers.
Click here for the "Nature and Fitness Trail Announcement” with further information.
New Hampton Stage Curtain Restoration Project
The New Hampton Stage Curtain Restoration Project is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Hampton Historical Society and the Town of New Hampton have been awarded a grant to restore two painted stage curtains found in the Grange Hall and the Town House, which will be a Fall through Spring community project.
A hundred years ago, grand drapes and painted backdrops were the primary artistic feature of the cultural life of almost every village and town in Northern New England and were found in town and grange halls, theaters and opera houses. Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery.
Curtain painted by Arthur S. Ives (1896-1955)
Curtain painted by George A. Thompson (1905-1983)
Scoping Comments Still Encouraged
Northern Pass Proposed Improved North Country Route
LET YOUR POSITION BE KNOWN!
Scoping comments are still encouraged and should be addressed to:
Brian Mills, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585;
or by fax at 202-586-8008.
Click here for the comments submitted by the New Hampton Board of Selectmen on Nov. 5, 2013.
U.S. Department of Energy held a second round of scoping hearings, at the end of September. These hearing were required based on the proposal is to place 1,200 megawatt power lines through New Hampshire to bring electricity from Quebec into the New England grid. The first hearings were held in March 2011. Northern Pass has now proposed a new route consisting of 160 miles with eight miles of it being buried in the North Country.
PSNH and Northern Pass announced the new proposed route at a Press Conference. The new plan includes major investment in underground construction.
Click on any of the following for further information:
The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an integrated team of professionals from three environmental consulting firms to prepare the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the Northern Pass Presidential Permit application. This integrated team is composed of SE Group www.segroup.com , Ecology & Environment www.ene.com, and Lucinda Low Swartz www.lucindalowswartz.com.
A description of the Northern Pass NEPA contractor team is now posted on the EIS website, along with the Memorandum of Understanding and disclosure statements concerning preparation of the EIS.
NORTHERN PASS WILL MAKE APPLICATION TO THE STATE SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE THAT DESCRIBES THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE PROCESS: WWW.NHSEC.NH.GOV . YOU WILL FIND CONTACT INFORMATION AND THEIR JURISDICTION DESCRIBED UNDER RSA 162-H:1-20 Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation.
Help Save Jackson Pond
Jackson Pond is disappearing, as passersby will have noticed. Provest Land Associates, LLC, who own the dam at the outlet of the Pond and 11 adjoining acres, have started draining the Pond and are planning to remove the dam after the necessary permitting processes are completed.
Provest’s owners, Tony Randall and Don Latulippe, stated in a meeting at the New Hampton Town Offices on February 19th that they would prefer to sell the lot but have been unable to do so because responsibility and upkeep expense for the dam is tied to the property.
A non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Friends of Jackson Pond, is being formed to save the Pond, but it needs help to meet Provest’s asking price. The organization will take over the responsibility and expense of maintaining the dam, keeping the property in Current Use, and continuing to provide access to the Pond for New Hampton residents.
The Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation has offered Friends of Jackson Pond a $5,000 challenge grant and will match all contributions dollar-for-dollar. The Friends urgently welcome any contribution, large or small, to meet this challenge and support their efforts. Please contact email@example.com. Updates and more information to come shortly.
Click here for this information with additional photos of Jackson Pond in New Hampton.
Police Department Activity
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Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks