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    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.



    This Outage Could Last Days

    NH Electric Coop says it will take a day or two just to assess the damage. Its website says 60,000 people in the state are without power. Meanwhile, our dirt roads have been hit hard by the storm. 

    If you hear any reliable news, please email Jay to put it up on this site.


    New uploads on Orangenh

    We're seeing a big uptick in the use of the town's website, thanks to the new forms page. Some users were having problems with the Intent to Cut form, so we did new scans of the instructions and the form itself.

    And the history page has a great new addition. Andrew Terhune offered the September 10, 1969 Mascoma Week newspaper commemorating the Orange Bicentennial. He is donating the original paper to the Orange Historical Commission. The issue has plenty of great stuff about the mountain, the town, and the people. You can read the whole thing here.

    Finally, we've gotten caught up with Select Board minutes. This page contains official records of meetings going back four years. While it doesn't all make great bedside reading (Sandi does do a brilliant job of it!), we think it's important to have an online archive, just for the record.

    If you have any ideas, information, or photos for the site--or just want to tell us what we're doing wrong--you can email Jay here.


    Good Dogma and the Old Schoolhouse

    Winston, Dumbledore, Luv, Zen and Yoga pose in front of the Old Schoolhouse across from Orange Pond, on the Collins-Laines property. Paula Bergeron, owner of the Good Dogma Canine Rehabilitation and Training Center on Orange Pond Road, took this picture and gave us permission to use it.

    Jim Collins has been preparing to move the schoolhouse back from the road to protect it and give it a good foundation. 


    Town Forms Are Up on the Site

    Sandi sent us pdfs of town forms and regulations. Print them out at home and fill them out to save time at the Town House. You can acces them here.

    The forms include the abatement application,building permit,  intent to cut, state highway driveway application, training request, veteran tax exemption, and more. PLUS online state vehicle registration and dog licenses and vital forms request.

    The same page offers useful documents such as the Town's Class VI Road Policy, Orange Buillding Ordinance, and more.

    To see the page, click on the link above. Or go to Orangenh.US and dlick on the Forms tab at the top.