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    The Trash Collection Is Disrupted

    This just in from Sandi:


    Due to the snow, Casella cannot provide trash-pick-up service today for the following roads:
    Next trash pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, December 30




    Town Clerk Hours, Registration

    Sophie Seace says the office will be open this Friday, 9-11 a.m., as well as the next two Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7. 

    She reminds us that you can process your registration renewals online here. Or just go to Orangenh.US and click on the Registration or Form tab at the top. If you have any questions, email Sophie at orangetownclerk@myfairpoint.net

    Sophie wishes "you all a safe and joyous season."


    The Nature Conservancy Preserves a Site Once Targeted for Industrial Wind

    Here's a reason to celebrate: The Conservacy is permanently protecting Kimball Hill, a 2,700-acre parcel of undeveloped land in the area of Sculptured Rocks. "This land would have been a component of the proposed Spruce Ridge Wind facility," according to an announcement by New Hampshire Wind Watch.

    The land will be managed for wildlife habitat and recreation; a conservation easement will prohibit industrial wind, transmission lines, and cell towers.

    The Nature Conservation is using $2.1 million, much of it in the form of a loan, to buy the land. The organization is seeking $500,000 in donoations, and says that more than half has already been collected.

    TNC and NH Wind Watch are planning to celebrate the purchase on Please join us for a very special event on Saturday, December 2, 4-6 PM, at the Inn on Newfound Lake, 1030 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, with appetisers and cash bar. RSVP here by November 26 if you plan to come. 



    27,000 Still Without Power

    We've been following NH Electric Coop on Twitter. Last night they posted that 27,000 customers were still without power--a bit less than half of the total who went down a bit after midnight yesterday. 

    The crews headed home at 10 last night for mandatory rest, and plan to return at 6 this morning.


    Roads Out

    Sandi reports that as of 11:20am today (Monday), Burnt Hill Road is closed from a washout. Scott Sanborn, our road agent, hopes to have it passable before the afternoon commute.

    At the same time, Cardigan Mountain Road was flooded at the intersection with 118. Only vehicles with high clearance can get through.

    In the East Neighborhood, River Road through Grafton was impassable this morning. The only way out is by Gifford Hill to Wild Meadows--"precarious but passable," Sandi says.

    122 of the 124 NH Electric Coop customers in our town remain without power.