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NEW HAMPTON CONNECTION - July 14, 2020
  
Straits Road Paving
 
The Highway Department anticipates the start date for paving on Straits Road will be Thursday, July 16th.
Paving could begin as early as 6:30 am.
 
Expect Delays

    
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2020 Old Home Day
 
At the Selectmen’s meeting on July 9th and after ongoing discussion over the past several weeks, the Selectmen made the difficult decision to cancel Old Home Day, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The board considered various ways to continue this tradition while maintaining safety for the organizers, Town departments, residents and visitors.   With the precautionary measures that would have been necessary the resulting celebration would not have looked like an Old Home Day - where attendees can get together to socialize and enjoy food, music, and dance.  As we are all discovering 2020 will not be a typical year for many activities, but we are hopeful that Old Home Day will return next year on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
 
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2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Lakes Region Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program
Saturday, July 25th and August 1st, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
For the past 30 years, the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) has coordinated regional HHW collections at various locations in the region.  This annual event provides a safe disposal option for residents in our participating communities.
 
* July 25th at: Belmont Fire Station, Franklin Public Works Garage & Gilford Public Works Dept.
* This year Meredith will NOT be a host site for 2020 Collections.  
 
August 1st at: Newfound Regional High School **new site location**, Laconia Public Works Dept. & Moultonborough Hwy Garage. 
 
ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the following communities have decided NOT to participate in the 2020 HHW Collections: Bridgewater, Meredith, Northfield, Ossipee, Tamworth, Tilton.  Residents can either hold onto their materials until next year or seek alternate disposal options.
 
COVID-19 Safety Precautions – Attendees MUST:
  • STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE !!
  • Put their HHW in the car trunk or truck bed.  Do not hand it out the window or have it in the back seat. 
  • Please have your trunk open when coming on site.  Site staff will remove materials from the vehicle for safe disposal.
  • Avoid bringing gas cans and plastic storage containers they want back.
  • Wear a mask on site.
  • Put any donations in a designated donation bucket – do not hand money to site staff.

Complete details about the LRPC HHW Program may be found at: https://lakesrpc.org/serviceshhw.asp.
 
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Absentee Ballots
Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from voting

 
New rules allow any NH voter to use the “physical disability” reason to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 election. Help keep voters and poll workers safe and request your absentee ballot now.
 
Contact the Town Clerk at 744-8454 for further information.
 
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