2014 Heritage Awards
On October 20th, Heritage Commission Chair Linda Frawley and Selectboard Chair Ruth Mooney presented the 2014 Heritage Awards to recipients Everett Bailey, Thomas Garfield and Chester A. Lewandoski. Daily Sun 10/21/14 Photo Daily Sun/Gail Ober
NH DES Recommends Testing Private Water Wells
Have You Tested Your Drinking Water?
Hundreds of cases of cancer of the lung, bladder, or skin could be avoided in New Hampshire by convincing private well users to test and treat their water to remove naturally occurring arsenic, according to a report prepared by Dartmouth College for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS). The study was conducted by a team of researchers from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, and Superfund Research Program. Funding for the study came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report is available at http://m1e.net/c?63106604-6tgdem05pw7i.%40182803283-oBL74489daVi2under "Hot Topics.” For more information about the study, please contact Paul Susca, NHDES at (603) 271-7061 or Mark Borsuk, Dartmouth at (603) 646-9944.
NHDES Commissioner Thomas Burack noted, "It has been clear for a number of years that drinking water from untested, untreated private wells is a significant public health issue in New Hampshire, where nearly half of the population uses private wells, and about one in five of those wells have unhealthy levels of arsenic. Radon is even more prevalent than arsenic, and there are other contaminants of concern as well. NHDES urges all private well users to have their water tested, consult water treatment professionals, and then install and operate appropriate treatment systems.” Read Suggested Water Quality Testing for Private Wells for more information on testing.
NH State General Election - November 4th
The State General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Belmont High School which is located at 255 Seavey Road. Polling hours are 7AM-7PM. This election, we will be voting for our Governor, U.S. Senator, and State Representative among other offices.
The last day for voter registration at Town Hall is October 25, 2014; otherwise you may register at the polls, make sure to bring photo ID and proof of domicile in Belmont.
We are expecting to get our absentee ballots mid month, but you may submit a request in writing, must have a written request per voter, any time now. When the absentee ballots arrive, we will mail your ballot to you at the address you specify. We look forward to seeing you at the polls!
A Sample Ballot is available for review.
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