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Announcements and Notices
August 25, 2016
Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year, based on data through June. See Graphs and read more at EIA.
August 23, 2016
2016-2017 zoning amendment calendars for traditional and official ballot ("SB2") towns with March and May town meetings have been added.
August 23, 2016
On a recent overcast spring day in Franklin, New Hampshire, Concord Monitor journalist Elodie Reed visited retired teacher and new business owner George Mansfield as he sat outside his bookstore. Mansfield recently closed his bookstore in Tilton, NH and opted to set up shop in Franklin instead. Surveying Central Street, he said, "I think it’s starting on an upward trend, downtown here especially."
August 19, 2016
In the hope of lowering New Hampshire energy costs, the Public Utilities Commission has approved a three-year plan to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption.
August 18, 2016
Did you know ninety percent of homes in the US are under insulated
? August brings that cool morning breeze reminding us summer only lasts so long. Get ahead of heating bills this winter by making sure your home is sealed up tight