Dear Stratham Residents,
Please read below for news and notes from the Town of Stratham. In this edition:
- Police Dept Announces Promotions and a New Officer
- Congrats to Chief Denton & Deputy Chief Crow!
- Energy Commission News - Community Power
- Christmas Tree Pickup (Fundraiser for SMS 5th Grade) & Community Bonfire - January 7
- Trail Management Advisory Committee - Public Forum - January 26
- Historical Society Program - Digging Into Native History in NH
- Events Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
Please remind your neighbors about this resource for keeping on top of information from the Town. To sign-up for these updates and other notifications, please visit this section on our website and check the "Select Board" box under News and Announcements.
The Select Board
Michael Houghton, Chairman Allison Knab, Vice-Chair Joe Anderson
On December 19th, the Stratham Police Department, with members of the Select Board, the Town Administrator and family and friends, recognized the promotion of 3 members of the department and welcomed a new member! Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Chris Call, Sergeant Ken Gauthier and Sergeant Mike Doucette. Let's also give a warm welcome to Officer Taylor Dezotell! Taylor is already a certified patrol officer in the State of NH and will begin her training with SPD in January.
CONGRATULATIONS FIRE CHIEF DENTON AND DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF CROW
Congratulations to Fire Chief Denton and Deputy Chief Crow who recently passed their exams and are now State Pro Board certified Fire Inspectors!
ENERGY COMMISSION NEWS
Stratham Takes First Step to Explore Community Power
On December 19th, the Select Board - on the recommendation of the Stratham Energy Commission (SEC) - appointed an Energy Aggregation Committee for the purposes of creating a plan for Community Power in Stratham in accordance with New Hampshire RSA 53E. Communities all over the state are exploring their ability to join together and combine purchasing power to offer lower costs to residential customers. The members, who are the same members who also serve on the Energy Commission, will begin their work in January 2023. If you have questions or are interested in this effort, please reach out to email@example.com and she will connect you with the Energy Aggregation Committee. To learn more about community power in NH, please read this article and or visit Community Power Coalition of NH.
With current electric prices at all-time highs, there is no need to wait for those residents looking for alternative supply options for electricity. See the link to NH residential competitive electric supply companies here.
CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP & COMMUNITY BONFIRE - January 7, 2023
Leave the tree removal to us and help support a good cause! Your donation for tree pickup will help fund year-end activities for SMS 5th Grade students. The collected trees will be donated to Stratham Parks and Recreation for a community bonfire that night. Thank you and Happy Holidays! Check out this flyer or click here to register.
TRAIL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE- PUBLIC WORKSHOP- January 26, 2023 - 7:00 pm
TMAC (Trail Management Advisory Committee) has been hard at work over the last few months. Come meet with the Committee and learn about their progress and be a part of conversation regarding potential policy changes at the Trail network. Those attending will be broken into groups to take a deeper dive into some of the topics that TMAC is currently working through. Unable to attend? Please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
STRATHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS DIGGING INTO NATIVE HISTORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire via ZOOM. Presenter will be Franklin Pierce University Professor Robert Goodby, PhD. This program made possible by a grant from NH Humanities. Find more details here. Interested? Register here!
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