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    Transfer Stickers (And Where to Put Them)

    Sandi gives us the downlow on Canaan waste transfer stickers. Remember, Casela will no longer collect our trash in 2018. You'll need to get a sticker and bring your trash to the Canaan Transfer Station.

    From Sandi:


    The distribution of the Canaan Transfer Station stickers go well! Again, you can get them at the Canaan Town offices, Monday through Friday, or here at the Orange Select Board's office on Monday and Friday mornings.  We will also be here this Saturday morning, December 30 between 8 and 11 AM to issue stickers. You must bring in the registrations for the vehicles you want a sticker for. 
    We have been asked, "Where do I put the sticker on my car or truck???" I stopped into the Canaan office this morning and was told: CANAAN TRANSFER STICKERS GO ON THE FRONT BUMBER ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.
    If your bumper curves to the side of the vehicle, that's fine, it can go there... as long as it's on the bumper.




    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.