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Reminder-The 2021 Lancaster Town Meeting will be held Saturday, March 13, at 10AM at the Lancaster Elementary School, 51 Ice Pond Road. Those attending will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. The meeting will also be live-streamed for those wishing to view the proceedings. Either of the links below will allow you access to the meeting:
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Ballot voting of town officers, school district officers and the school budget will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Town Hall Auditorium, 25 Main Street. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Town business meeting will NOT immediately follow the election. It will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Lancaster Elementary School, 51 Ice Pond Road, to act upon the remaining articles of the Town Warrant.
It has been a while since we have provided an update concerning the Town’s ongoing COVID19 response. With reported active cases hovering over 3 dozen for the last few weeks and vaccinations efforts beginning to progress it is time to resume occasional updates. Much of what is included was gathered from other organizations such as Weeks Medical Center and The NH Department of Health and Human Services. I do encourage you to visit these sites as this has been a very fluid response with plans changing weekly, if not daily.
First, an update on our active cases in Town. We have been consistently trending up in our active cases, peaking at 40 last week. I know this is concerning for many people but I want to assure you that this does not mean we are seeing substantial community spread. Although there are several cases of people in the community included in these daily numbers more than half are residents of Country Village Nursing Home. Country Village is experiencing an outbreak which dates back to shortly after Thanksgiving. The staff has been actively treating those residents that become infected and managing the rest of the population to minimize any spread. There work has paid off with daily cases beginning to decrease. More good news is the facility began there vaccinations last week and expect to have that completed by next month.
The State’s vaccination plan as now opened up to the next eligible population, the Tier 1b group. This population includes:
As for the Town, our Emergency Management Team has been and continues to stay busy responding to this emergency. A few activities we have been and continue to be involved in are:
I hope this brief summary gives you some comfort that although you have not been provided more frequent updates the Town has continued to be actively engaged in this response here and throughout the region. I do hope to follow this with more information as it becomes available and time allows. If you do have questions feel free to reach out to me, Benjamin Gaetjens-Oleson, at 603-788-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talking Up Lancaster
Lancaster Public Meeting – Wed., Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Lancaster residents are invited to learn about an ongoing marketing project to answer the question “How do we talk about Lancaster?” The marketing project is part of a multi-faceted community revitalization effort that the Northern Forest Center has been working on with the town for the last few years, the most visible part of which is the current rehabilitation of the prominent Parker J. Noyes building on Main Street.
Through the marketing project, the Center and a volunteer committee have engaged a marketing consultant, Nimble Forces of Vermont, to help us refine how we communicate about Lancaster - its story, amenities and assets, and its strengths. The goal is to create shared language we can all use in future conversations and communications by the Town, by local businesses recruiting new workers, by realtors attracting new residents. Come learn about the process, the conclusions, and the proposed language and designs to represent Lancaster.
For everyone’s safety and comfort masks are encouraged and seating is subject to social distancing practices.
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