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The Dispatch September 21st, 2021

 September 21st, 2021

Town of Peterborough - The Dispatch

CDC Covid-19 guideline: Per updated CDC guidelines, it is recommended that members of the public entering Town buildings wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status) and practice social distancing of six (6) feet.

Public Notice: Thursday, September 23rd, 10:30am-noon, Town buildings, including the Town House, the Library, the Recreation Department and Public Works will be closed to the public for a staff training.

Public Notice Public Works:  The Peterborough Water Department will begin its biannual hydrant-flushing program on September 20th, to run through November 19thth. Flushing will occur between 8:00am and 3:00pm. These dates and times are approximate and are subject to change due to scheduling and/or weather conditions.

Customers may experience discolored water, low water pressure, or a disruption in water service during this time. Residents are urged to reduce water use and consumption during flushing periods.  Please wait until the evening hours (after 4:00pm) to do laundry, and refrain from using bleach, as bleach enhances iron levels in the water and can cause discoloration in clothing. If you find that your water appears cloudy or discolored, open all cold-water faucets, and wait until the water runs clear before using it.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

 Conval School District Community Forum: Thursday September 30th, 7-9pm. Link for more info: Here

The New Fire Station – Municipal Campus Project: has a current FAQ informational sheet available for viewing: Here

Job Posting: DPW Truck Driver / General Laborer Full Time / On Call visit Here for more information and a link to download an application.

Local Events:
Monadnock Art: Celebration Party: Oct. 2, 4-7pm
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture 19 Grove St. Peterborough, NH
Saturday Oct. 2 Art Tour Preview Exhibit with a day of fun, food, and ART!  Indoor at Bass Hall visitors can preview ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glassworks, fibre art, much more by each of the artists and grab a map to plan their itinerary for the Oct. 9,10,11 tour while, outdoors, they enjoy live music, cider & donuts, and an art raffle!  All works are available for purchase and the exhibit continues through Oct. 30 with new works being added throughout the month.

Monadnock Art Open Studios Tour: Oct. 9,10,11 10am-5pm daily, This event has been delighting visitors every fall since 1995.  For three days over the long weekend artists open their studios to let the public in on where the magic happens.  This year's tour features 70 artists in 60 studios throughout 7 towns of the Monadnock Region.  Complete details, artist websites, and a printable map can also be found at free and family friendly.

Programs Available:

Pizza and Dodgeball at the PCC for teens, September 24 from 5:30-7pm
Tree I.D. Walk with the UNH Co-op Extension, September 28, 10-12pm
Pollinator Gardens Talk with the UNH Co-op Extension, October 6, 5-6pm
National American Touch Tag Day Celebration, October 8, 2:30-4pm
Tree I.D. Walk with the UNH Co-op Extension, October 9, 9-11am
Wings of the Dawn Raptors, October 9, 2-3pm
Roller Skating at the PCC, October 13, 7:30-8:30pm
Toddler Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement, Thursday mornings in October
Teen Apple Orchard Visit, October 22, 3-5pm
Howl-o-ween, October 30, 12:30-2:30pm
Trunk or Treat, October 30, 3:30-5pm

Information on all these programs can be found on Request to sign up for our monthly program newsletter by emailing

Highlighted Department: Tax Collection & Utility Payments
Did you know that you can easily access your payment histories and check for current balance due amounts for both your property taxes, as well as, your utility payments online? Go to this link
and select either property taxes or the utility payment option. Then decide how you want to run the search for your account (Map/Parcel number or Account ID or Address or Last Name).  Once you've located your account, you can view your current balance, forecasted balance and your payment history.

Peterborough Tips & Tricks: Did you know? (All archived Tips & Tricks are now recorded on the About Peterborough page of the Town’s website).

  1. Sign up for Town of Peterborough’s Emergency Alerts: here
  1. Why are there no fast-food or beverage drive-through windows intown? There is a town zoning ordinance (245-5H) that prevents the addition of drive-through windows for food or beverage service(s). Banks and pharmacies are permitted to have drive-through windows.
  1. Old Railroad Trail Facts: Length 2.7 miles, Trailhead near Peterborough Recycling Center and Forest Road in Hancock, Trail surface is dirt, activities: bike, mountain biking, walking, cross country skiing are allowed.
  1. I must update my mailing address for my utility bills and property tax bills? Please, in writing (email or on paper), provide the admin office updated mailing address information: If you are not the homeowner but are responsible for paying the utility bill, please contact with your billing address.
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