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      Burnt Hill Road Will Be Closed Friday Afternoon

      Scott Sandborn, our Road Agent, says that Burnt Hill Road will be temporarily closed for about 2 to 4 hours beginning around 3pm this Friday, September 23, so that some large tree snags can get removed.

      In the meantime, he says to use caution on Burnt Hill, especially when it's windy. Cones mark the area with the snags.



      Primary Day Is Tomorrow

      Sandi reminds us that primary voting is Tuesday 11am to 7pm at the Town House. Town Moderator Danny Hazelton wants to remind everyone that during voting political signs are not allowed on town property unless a person is with the sign.

      Because of voting, the Selectmen will meet tonight (Monday) at 7pm. Charlie Chandler, Democratic candidate for NH Senate Distict 2, will be in attendance. 

      Danny Hazelton needs one more person to be on the ad hoc Salary Study Committee. It is anticipated that you would only need to meet a couple of times. The 2014 Wage and Salary Survey, published by the Local Government Center, will be available for your reference. The last recommendations from a Salary Study Committee were in 2010. If you would be willing to serve on this year’s committee, please call Danny at 523-4268 (cell: 304-9704) or email him at dmhazelton@hotmail.com.

      Also, we're sad to hear of the death of Henry Minasian. who served on the Orange Select Board. Services for Henry were held yesterday. The Rikert Funeral Home put out this obituary:


      Henry Minasian, 64, passed away Wednesday September 7, 2016. Henry was born and educated in Massachusetts. He worked as an engineer specializing in gear design. He has held four US patents with his design work. Henry has been on a first name basis with several top motor companies and is proud of his relationship with Pollack Engineering Company. He was a lifelong Mason and was a member of Social Summit Lodge #50 F&AM of Canaan, NH. He was also a Boy Scout leader for fifteen years. His son Derek and stepsons Carl both earned their Eagle Scout and Dan the Life Scout. Henry was a great cook and enjoyed cooking his traditional Armenian meals. Henry was a strict conservative republican and was proud to vote. He was a former selectman for the Town of Orange. He was a licensed fire arms instructor. Henry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that New Hampshire had to offer.

      He leaves behind his loving wife Jeanne Minasian, a daughter Chrissy Hunt and her husband Tom, a son Derek Minasian, stepson Dan Satterlund and fiancé Holly Rose, stepson Carl and Christina Satterlund and two grandsons CJ & Joseph; he also leaves behind many dear friends and his beloved hunting crew. 


      Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting

      Beth Difrancesco asked to post this:

      The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet at the Orange Townhouse on Tuesday, September 6, 7-7:30 p.m.  No changes to the checklist may be after this session until election day. 

      The primary election is September 13, and the general election is November 8. You'll find these and other Orange dates on the online calendar.


      Big Eagle and Large Trash

      Lots of excitement in town. Paul Dick reports a bald Eagle doing some aggressive loon-watching at Orange Pond:

      "Last week I had the privilege to observe an adult Bald Eagle scoping out the loons on Orange Pond. I had taken my dog for a walk and was hanging out at the public landing talking to Hanna Arnold as our dogs played. Suddenly we heard the loons cry and saw a rather large black bird with a totally white tail fly into the trees on the far side of the pond. The loons managed to stay clear of the eagles talons. Ten minutes later the eagle gave up his pursuit of them and flew off but not before giving us a fabulous view of itself. That was my first sighting of an eagle at the pond and hopefully it won't be my last. They are magnificent birds and I'm glad to seem them in the area!!"

      Sharon Duffy sent along a request for volunteers by the building community of the new Community Health Center. The building site on the corner of Route 4 and Roberts Road needs willling hands to cut, haul and chip the trees marked for removal. Work starts this Saturday, August 27, and will continue for four to six hours. Bring chainsaws and brush cutters if you have them, though they mostly need strong backs. Email Phil Salvail or call him at 304-5511.
      Don't forget Large Trash Day this Friday, August 26. See the previous post for details.
      Finally, Sandi sent the most recent approved minutes of the Select Board. You can read them here.


      Large Trash Pickup

      Sandi reminds us of the date, Friday, August 26. Excluded items: hazardous waste, paints, chemicals, and fluorescent bulbs.

      Fee items include:

      • Tires: $15 each
      • Items containing freon (such as refrigerators and freezers): $35 each
      • Television or computer monitors: $25 each

      Because the town is not paying for these items, residents will need to either leave a payment out with the item or prepay by calling Denise Durkee at Casella: 802-295-2660.

      Like other events and meetings, the Large Trash Pickup is on the town calendar. More and more Orangeites seem to be using it. Let me (Jay) or Sophie Seace in the Town House know if you want something added to it.