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      Select Board Minutes and News

      We've posted the approved March 9 minutes here. Sandi included the following news with the minutes:
      • Effective immediately, the regularly scheduled Select Board meetings will be held on the second and fourth TUESDAY of the month instead of Monday.
      • There is a vacancy on the Planning Board, term to run until the March 2016 town meeting. The Planning Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. If you have an interest in serving or would like more information, please contact Planning Board Chair Scott Sanborn at 523-7240 to 667-8237 or Planning Board Secretary Bob Proulx at 523-4590.  A little birdie recently told me that the meetings are very pleasant and relaxed... even fun!
      • Our new informational directly will be mailed soon. Included in the mailing will be information about our 2015 town-wide reval.

      Don't forget, you can always go to the town calendar or the discussion boards.


      The Wind Project Is on Hold

      The Union Leader reports that EDP Renewables is delaying the application for the Spruce Wind project. “We’re not looking at submitting an application in the foreseeable future," project manager Jeffrey Nemeth told the paper. "It could be late this year, it could be next year, it could be two years from now." 

      The Portuguese company had filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration, and had announced plans to present the project to Orange and our neighboring towns during the first quarter of 2015. Nemeth claimed the delay has nothing to do with the overwhelming votes against the project. (Orange, with 94% voting against, was the most strongly opposed.)

      So, for a while at least, we can take a breather.


      Need an Absentee Ballot?

      The Orange Town Clerk will be available in the Town House office Monday, March 7, from 3 to 5 pm. 


      Kathy Stacy for School Board

      Orange does have a candidate for the Town's school board rep. Kathy Stacy, who has been serving, will be running again. 

      We'd be happy to post other notices by candidates, along with anything that tells us what you'd do in office.


      Opening for School Board Rep

      The seat for Orange representative to the Mascoma District School Board is open this year, and we need a candidate or two to run for the office on the school ballot. The reward: fostering education in Orange, and $750 per year.

      If you're interested, sign up at the Mascoma SAU office on Route 4 in Enfield (across the street from Dunkin Donuts) between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Deadline is January 30.