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The Dispatch, November 15th, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday: All Town buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Recycling Center will also be closed on Friday the 25th but open on Saturday the 26th.   

Public Works:
Watering restrictions are no longer in place for Peterborough: NHDES indicates that the region is no longer experiencing significant drought conditions, nor is it expected to return to drought condition status in coming months. Mandatory outdoor watering restrictions for Peterborough have been lifted.

Winter Parking Ban: Pursuant to Peterborough Town Ordinance 156-17, the Town of Peterborough has enacted a winter parking ban effective November 1st to April 1st each year.  This ban prohibits parking in or on the Town roads or right-of-ways (ROW) between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The Town has the right to tow or ticket violators. The purpose of this winter parking ban is to allow winter maintenance crews unobstructed snow removal and ice control routes, as much as possible, to maintain the maximum effectiveness of their efforts.

Recreation Department: Volunteer Coaches needed. The Peterborough Recreation Dept. is looking for several youth basketball coaches. You do not need to have much knowledge of basketball; we will teach you! You must be able to pass a state, local, and federal background check to coach. Please email Julia if interested jchidester@peterboroughnh.gov

Library: Pyramid Lantern Workshop, Presented by the Children and the Arts Committee, Thursday, November 17th 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Peterborough Town Library. Register to make a pyramid lantern for the lantern walk on December 3rd in Putnam Park. Come learn to make a charming pyramid willow lantern. This lantern requires some manual dexterity and would be suitable for 4th graders up to adults - parents will need to attend to help their children.

For Our Community:
Sand for Seniors: Peterborough Fire & Rescue Association and Belletetes, Inc.: With winter fast approaching PFR would like to help our community with our free Sand for Seniors program. To help reduce the risk of slips and falls with the snow and ice coming, we’re offering the delivery of 5 gallon buckets of sand with refills as needed! If you or someone you know within the town of Peterborough would be interested in having sand delivered, please call us at 603-924-8090, extension 2.

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