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The Dispatch, January 10th, 2023

January 10, 2023

Town Buildings will be closed on Monday, January 16th for Civil Rights Day

Human Services:  Keep Peterborough Warm The rising cost of fuel and utilities has made it increasingly difficult for many people to afford their heating bills. The State Fuel Assistance Program has increased the maximum income limit for eligibility this year, broadening the scope of those they can help (both renters and homeowners can apply).
Accordingly, the Town of Peterborough has increased the maximum income limit for eligibility for Keep Peterborough Warm, a program dedicated to easing heating cost burdens incurred by residents in the “new middle.” This program is funded entirely by donations and is intended for those who pay for their own heat but who don’t qualify for the State program. If you are concerned about your ability to pay your heating bills this winter (regardless of fuel/energy type) and do not meet the financial requirements for the Fuel Assistance Program, you are encouraged to apply for Keep Peterborough Warm. Applications are available in the Administration Office or can be mailed or emailed. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Ali Kreutz at akreutz@peterboroughnh.gov or 603-924-8000 ext 112 with any questions.

Library: 
Monadnock Handcrafters is a new group meeting at the PTL every second and fourth Saturday from 10am-12pm. Knitters, crochet, spinners, and all handworkers are welcome! Enjoy time to create and learn from each other. All ages welcome but please note this is not intended to be a class for beginners.
PJ story time Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to listen to stories and sing songs together! PJ Storytime will take place under the tree in the Elizabeth Room! We will read stories, sing a few songs, and maybe offer a craft or snack to take home. PJ Storytime is for all ages but best for Preschool through Elementary School aged children. Please register so we know how many children to expect. We will offer PJ Storytime once a month on the third Thursday of the month at 6pm. Everyone is welcome at our programs. Please let us know how we may ensure this program is accessible for your family. Aimee and Lisa are available to discuss in-person or by phone or email.

 Recreation: Program Refund Policy updated November 2022 – Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.

DPW: Recycling Attendant wanted 5+ hrs. each Saturday and additional hours as needed. There’s a competitive starting wage and is negotiable based on experience. Anyone is welcome to apply and if you know someone looking for a part-time position, please pass this information along.

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Timeline for Annual Meeting:

March 7th Public Hearing on Town Annual Budget

March 22nd First Day for candidates to file declaration of candidacy

March 31st Last Day for filing declarations of candidacy

April 4th Deliberative Session

May 2nd Annual Report available

May 10th Ballot Session

May 11th Open Session, Town Meeting
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