The Supervisors of the Checklist will be holding a session on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (longer if needed) at the Town Clerk’s office, located at 25 Main Street for any additions, corrections, or change of party affiliation that may be needed to the Voter Checklist. RSA 654:28, 654:32
Last day for voters already registered to change or declare a party affiliation. Only undeclared voters will be able to declare a party at the polls on primary election day. RSA 654:34
**Governor Sununu has established remote means for voters to change their party affiliation through Executive Order #43. Please visit our website homepage at www.lancasternh.org to download the change of party application or contact the town clerk’s office at 603-788-2306 to have a form sent to you. The change of party form must be returned to the town clerk via mail or drop box (located outside the town office main entrance), by 5:00 p.m. June 2, 2020.
Supervisors of the Checklist
Sandra Doolan Ellie Emery Sharon Wilkinson
ANCASTER CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that there will be NO public meeting of the Lancaster Conservation Commission on April 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Lancaster Town Hall, second floor, 25 Main Street,
regarding the following:
Meeting Cancellation Notice
Related to Stay at Home guidelines during Covid 19 precautions.
There are no known time-sensitive matters before the Commission.
The next scheduled meeting of the Lancaster Conservation Commission is on May 11, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Lancaster Town Hall, second floor, 25 Main Street 03584.
If you have matters to bring to our attention, you may contact us via the numbers and address below. You may also contact the Commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lancaster Water/Sewer Department will begin conducting water meter readings for the first 2020 water and sewer billing. Most readings do not require entrance to your home, only access to the meter pad located on the exterior of your home. In instances where a reading can’t be obtained the billing will be based on an average of previous years’ readings. Any work orders generated from the readings will be held until the COVID19 mitigation strategies are no longer necessary, unless it is an emergency. If you have any questions you may contact the Town Office at 603-788-3391
Fact & Fiction
We know there is a lot of information floating around about the COVID-19 outbreak, and a lot of the seemingly credible sources are actually misinforming people. We want you all to keep track of information from the most credible sources, like the World Health Organization and the CDC, rather than looking to notoriously untrustworthy news sites. Here are some websites you SHOULD look at if you want the most accurate, up to date information on the Coronavirus:
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Local information is also put together and posted on the Town of Lancaster Police Department’s Facebook Page, and the Town’s Emergency Management and Resident Notice website pages. Find them here:
Lancaster PD Facebook
Lancaster Emergency Management
Lancaster Resident Notices
There are also many amazing people offering their services to create positive change during the COVID-19 outbreak, but many are using their skills maliciously and taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities and anxieties during this time. Please be extra vigilant when visiting sites that are offering coronavirus updates -- hackers can steal your information like login credentials. Also be cautious when you receive emails from unknown individuals with links to click. We recommend deleting any email you get from an unknown individual BEFORE opening it. If you have any questions on whether an offer for help or information received is valid or not please contact the Lancaster Police Department at 603-788-4402
Be safe out there everyone. Stay healthy. We will get through these trying times together!
It’s difficult to predict the longevity of this new “normal” we’ve had to assume, but we do predict that we’ll need all the help we can get from our valued North Country community members. We’re looking for volunteers and we have placed signs around the region to recruit them.
We are not sure what we will need, where we will need it or when we will need it but we do know it will take the full support of the North Country to take care of each other. If you would be willing to lend a hand in the upcoming days, weeks, or months please email email@example.com and let us know who you are, what experiences you have and where you are able to provide help. A more formal Volunteer Registration Form can be found at the link provided. Any skill set is appreciated and resources will be directed to wherever is preferred by the volunteer or where the needs calls for. Thank you all! We will get through this together.
Self Prevention/Self Care
During this time it is very important to practice preventative care. Life has to go on and by taking simple precautions you not only minimize the risk of contracting COVID19 but also the typical flu and common cold. Practice appropriate social distancing - keeping your personal space not only creates a bubble of comfort but also a bubble of security, minimizing the spread of any germs. Wash your hands periodically during the day and before meals and snacks - a main source of germs and illnesses is through contact when you touch an infected surface and then touch with your face. These easy to follow directions may not guaranty you don’t get sick but the more people that do them the less chances illness is spread.
There are also measures a person can take to make their bodies as strong as possible and most able to fight viruses and infections. Self-care, especially during stressful and uncertain times like this, is extremely important. You have to find ways to stay sane, relaxed, and positive during social distancing and, worst case, quarantine.
Here are a few self-care tips and tricks to try out:
Support Local Businesses:
The uncertainty of these times is daunting, we know, but we will get through it. Now more than ever, it’s important that we stand together to support each other, and to support our local businesses! How can you do that when restaurants are closed for eat-in service, and even simply going to a store is concerning? Call and order ahead -- all you have to do is pick up the food or product you desire!
Many of our local restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery. See the list below and click on each for phone numbers and specifics!
The Granite Grind
The Polish Princess
North Country Family Restaurant
Lancaster House of Pizza
The Inn at Whitefield
Sunny’s Pizza and Jillian’s Pub
The Moody Mug Cafe
Some stores and other businesses are either closed or being creative on how they accommodate patrons during this challenging time. Consider buying gift certificates now to be used as gifts or to celebrate the resumption of normal life. Here are a few to consider.
Root Seller Marketplace
Dalton Country Store
And let’s not forget our grocery stores that are working tirelessly to ensure the shelves are stocked as soon as product is delivered to them. They all are also dedicating certain days and times for our older population to shop, creating a much more comforting environment for them to purchase what they need.
North Country Shop and Save
Whitefield Market and Deli
So, please, support local businesses as best as you can. Visit the Facebook pages for each provided as links to their names. If there are others you feel should be added please let us know. We need to come together -- even if it’s virtually! -- in times like this. Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay local.
It has been overdue for the residents and visitors of the Town of Lancaster to get some information on the community’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost the Town’s Emergency Management Team has been constantly working to plan and prepare for the disruption this event has and will continue to cause. It has been a main topic of discussion and activity for over 2 weeks and this is where we are at as a community:
We want to assure you all that the Lancaster Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and all Town personnel take this issue and your safety very seriously. We are all working tirelessly to ensure everything within our power is being done. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lancaster’s Emergency Management Director, Benjamin S. Gaetjens-Oleson at firstname.lastname@example.org of Ted Joubert, Assistant Fire Chief/Health Officer at email@example.com. If you have certain skills or experience and would like to put your name on a list to volunteer or know someone with particular health issues we should be aware of please visit the Town’s Emergency Management Page and complete the Volunteer Registration Form or Functional Needs Form.
Lastly, please take care of yourself, your family and your greater community. Practice self-care by keeping proper social distance, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and do not go out if you are feeling ill. Keep watch of your older neighbors and if you have to go to the store check with friends and see if they need anything. Lastly, support the local economy anyway you can. Buy takeout, order gift certificates, do what you can to keep us moving forward. We will come out of this better, stronger and better prepared for future incidents.
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Town Offices will be on Restricted Access by appointment only until further notice.
Motor vehicle renewals, dog licenses, and vital record requests can be processed online or through the mail as well as property tax and water & sewer payments at our website www.lancasternh.org and navigating to the Town Clerk or Tax Collector’s pages. You are encouraged to utilize our online services.
If you need a new motor vehicle registration, a transfer, a marriage license or any other service which must be completed in person, call our office at 603-788-3391 to schedule an appointment. Please note, all 20 day temporary plates in the State of NH issued after March 1, 2020 have now been extended to April 30, 2020. If you have a temporary plate which now expires on April 30, 2020, you will not be given an appointment at this time.
Appointments will be granted for emergencies only.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-788-3391 with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe!
Lancaster Board of Selectmen
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