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New Administrative Assistant - Linda Dowling

The Town of Dorchester is wishing Holly Buker, Administrative Assistant of the Select Board farewell as she moves on to other employment challenges which certainly pay more. The Select Board has announced the hiring of Linda Dowling to replace Holly. It is clear she is joining us at a very busy time of year and Holly will be providing some backup as the Town moves into compiling Annual Reports, preparing 2015 budget and preparing for Town Meeting. Please stop in and introduce yourself to Linda and be as helpful as possible as we move thru the next few months.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is offering free flu vaccine clinics. The schedule is posted on their website.

Logo Design

If anyone would like to submit a design for a logo to be used as the emblem on the Town of Dorchester Hwy equipment, please contact the RA, Dean Stockwell,

No Water at Town Hall

For all Boards, Committees, and anyone who is thinking of utilizing the Town Hall for an event in the near future - there is currently no water supply to the Town Hall. For an explanation, please see the attached. The Select Board is currently working with our Road Agent, Dean Stockwell; a licensed well digger; and State agencies to expedite the construction of a dug well to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. In the interim, a portable toilet has been placed at the Town Hall, along with a water tank near the rear door in case of an emergency. The Select Board asks for your patience as they deal with this matter and apologize for any inconvenience it has caused.


Through the efforts of Dorchester's Emergency Management team, Dorchester residents can now subscribe to the Grafton County Sheriff's Department CodeRED emergency notification services. For a full description of this service, and information to subscribe, please see the attached information sheet.

Conservation Commission Gets Grant

The Conservation Commission has been awarded an almost $16,000 grant from the NH Bureau of Trails to build bridging, a wildlife/birding observation deck, and trails in the town forest. As the project goes forward we'll be looking for community volunteers to help with the work involved. We expect work will start sometime in June. If interested contact Maria Weick at 786-2852.

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Dorchester Notes

A local Dorchester resident currently publishes a monthly newsletter which we are happy to share. Click here to view the latest edition.

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Upcoming meetings

All meetings are in the Town Hall unless otherwise indicated.

HDC & Heritage Commission
November 4, 2014
5:30 PM

Selectmen's Meeting
November 6, 2014
6:30 PM

Planning Board
November 12, 2014
7:00 PM

Conservation Commission
November 18, 2014
7:00 PM

Events Happening

Play Mascoma Valley
The Canaan & Enfield Recreation Departments, and Mascoma Valley Parks & Recreation don't stop offering programs just because the weather cools down. We have a number of exciting programs and events coming up this Fall and Winter. Click here to learn more.

Zumba with Rose! "Ditch the workout - join the party!" Tuesdays, Starting September 30th
Click here to learn more.

WHALE of a 5K & DASH for the PASS at Whaleback Mountain
SATURDAY, October 4th 2014 Click here to learn more.

3rd Annual Race to Save the Mill on October 11th
Click here to learn more.

"Let's see what's there! An exploratory hike along an old Class VI road!" --- A local hiking meetup!
Click here to learn more.

Quilting Class Sunday, November 9, 2014
Click here to learn more.