This is a list of current
public notices that may require action by the citizens
of Town of Pittsfield.
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Absentee Ballot Applications
If you would like to receive absentee ballots for the March
11, 2014 Town and School District Elections, please fill out
the attached applications (Town
Absentte Ballot Form and
School Absentee Ballot Form) and return them by mail to
the Town Clerk’s office at PO Box 98, Pittsfield NH 03263,
or scan the completed forms and e-mail them to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms may also be picked up in
our office. Absentee ballots will be sent to the indicated
address as soon as they are available.
Pittsfield Filing Notice
Declarations of Candidacy for Town Office Positions will
begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and expire on Friday,
January 31, 2014 at 5PM. You may file at the office of the
Town Clerk at 85 Main Street during regular business hours.
The office will remain open until 5PM on January 31st.
form will also be available to download from the Town
Selectman 1 (3) year term
1 (3) year term
Trustee of Trust Funds 1 (3) year term
Library Trustee 1 (3) year term
Cemetery Trustee 1 (3)
Planning Board 1 (3) year term
Moderator 1 (2) year term
Supervisor of the Checklist 1
(6) year term
Erica B. Anthony, Town Clerk261.
Pittsfield Zoning Board of Adjustment
The Pittsfield Zoning Board of Adjustment is seeking
residents interested in serving as Alternates (2) on the
Zoning Board of Adjustment. Interested residents should
submit a letter of interest to Pittsfield Town
Administrator, Town Hall, 85 Main Street, Pittsfield, NH
Register to Vote
Anyone who would like to register to vote may come to the
Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall to fill out a voter
registration form during regular business hours, and it will
be given to the Supervisors to confirm the applicant is
legally qualified to vote in our community (RSA 654:12)
during their next scheduled meeting. The last day to be
added or make any changes to the checklist before the Nov. 6
General Election is October 27th during the Supervisors’
meeting. People may also register to vote on Election Day.
Anyone wishing to register to vote must show proof of their
identity, age, citizenship and domicile. The most common
form of proof is a photo ID in the form of a NH driver’s
license with a Pittsfield address, but other forms may
acceptable. A more complete list can be found in RSA 654:12.
If an individual has an out of state photo ID or a NH photo
ID that does not have a Pittsfield address, the applicant
may also fill out a domicile affidavit or, in Pittsfield,
other acceptable alternative proof of domicile includes a
copy of a utility bill or statement from their landlord in
addition to the photo ID.12.
The Pittsfield Emergency Management Operations Center is looking
for volunteers to man shelters in the event of emergencies,
whether natural causes (weather related) or human caused.
This is an excellent way to help your community when
needed. Training in basic first aid by the American Red
Cross, and how to properly manage the shelter will be
provided. Questions or volunteer submission of interest
should be sent to the Emergency Management Operations Center
(EMOC) Shelter Coordinator Merrill Vaughan’s email
or contact him at his cell phone 603-344-0264.
Concord Regional CrimeLine Needs Your Help!
know of a crime that has been committed, contact the Concord
Regional CrimeLine at (603) 226-3100 or you can go online at
In either case, you will be completely confidential and may
receive a reward of up to $1,000. If you see a crime in
progress, DO NOT attempt to intervene and call 911.
Any information you can safely pass on to the 911 dispatcher
will be appreciated. Then you can call CrimeLine with
the information you provided to the 911 dispatcher.
Attention Pittsfield’s Troops!
Names for the Veterans Memorial at Dustin Park
The American Legion, in
conjunction with the Pittsfield Historical Society, is attempting to
undertake the challenge of honoring all military personnel
sent out from Pittsfield. Those who have served
during times of declared war or conflict will have their names
engraved on the monument at Dustin Park dedicated for this purpose.
We are looking specifically for men and woman who have served after
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Tax Relief for Renovations!
Does Your Downtown Building Need
Renovation? RSA 79E can provide temporary TAX RELIEF. Please
BOSTON POST CANE
The Boston Post Cane
was the brainchild of Edwin A. Grozier, publisher of the now
defunct Boston Post, a large circulation newspaper.
In 1909 he sent gold-headed canes to the Board of Selectmen
in 700 towns throughout New England. Likely the idea was to
publicize his newspaper. Manufactured by J. F. Fradley Co.,
the canes had a 14-carat head with the inscription,
“Presented by the Boston Post to the oldest citizen of [the
town’s name]”. The selectmen were asked to present it to the
oldest person in town, as long as they remained there, and
upon death, pass it on to the subsequent oldest person.
Unlike many towns,
Pittsfield retains its original cane. To avoid losing it, in
1999 the select board asked Paul Richardson to make a case
so that it could be properly displayed in the town office.
Six replicas were purchased and are now given to the oldest
person to keep permanently. Bertha Hammen received the first
one in 2003.
Through the years the
cane has been passed along intermittently. There have been
times when it was returned but not given out for several
years. Unfortunately the town does not have a list of the
persons to whom it has been given. Pittsfield Historical
Society Historian Larry Berkson is putting together a list
and would appreciate receiving any information about
recipients. He can be reached at
email@example.com or (603) 798-3984.