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      The Valley News Compares Orange with Other Upper Valley Towns

      The 2016 Valley News Almanac features information about the 46 Upper Valley towns, along with art by Shawn Braley. The page for Orange comprises a picture of the Cardigan firetower along with information that comes in part from this website, as well as the Census Bureau and other sources.

      Our population is 308, median age 49. According to the 2010 Census, 42% of our households have children under 18. Fifteen percent of us are self-employed, and almost half of us (47%) were born out of state. 

      We also appear to be slightly older and wealthier than our neighbors.

      Median age: Orange 49, Canaan 46, Grafton 45

      Percentage of adults with bachelor's degree: Orange 30%, Canaan 23%, Grafton 24%

      Median household income: Orange $63,750, Canaan $58,333, Grafton $45,958

      Percentage born out of state: Orange 47%, Canaan 43%

      Median value of owner-occupied homes (five-year estimate): Orange $196,000, Canaan $179,000, Grafton $163,800


      Rimrock, Minutes

      Dorothy Heinrichs had a nice snooze on Rimrock, below the Cardigan South Peak, yesterday evening. Send us your own pictures of Orange scenes and people, and we'll post them in the photo albums.

      Meanwhile, here are minutes from the July 12 Select Board meeting.


      Northern Pass Workshop

      Tomorrow (Tuesday), the lawyer representing the public on the Site Evaluation Committee's Northern Pass decision is holding a workshop in Ashland. The purpose is to identify areas of "beauty, use, history, and tradition" within ten miles of the proposed Northern Pass transmission corridor. 

      Here's a pdf with more information.


      New Welfare Overseer

      At the Select Board meeting on June 30, Don Pfaefflin resigned as overseer of public welfare, citing a full workload. Maureen O'Reilly, who has had experience with the job, stepped up and was sworn in.

      You'll find the minutes here.


      Chickens and Select Board

      Sandi sent us this picture of her chickens in her backyard. If the chicks live up to their mothers' egg-laying feats, she'll have more of best eggs in New Hamphsire. (Click on the thumbnail for the full image.) 

      She also sent us minutes of the past two Select Board meetings, including discussion of Town House Road. You'll find the minutes here, as always.