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Town Offices Closed to Public Due to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 Federal and State declarations of emergency and to protect Town of Walpole citizens and personnel, the Selectboard has enacted the following interim measures (updated 3 April 2020):

• Walpole Town Offices will be closed to the public effective March 18, 2020, and will continue to be closed until further notice.

• Town personnel will be available by phone and/or email to answer questions or to set – up any necessary appointments.

• All Town board/committee/commission meetings and sponsored events, excluding the Selectboard, are suspended until further notice. There will be no public business discussed at Selectboard meetings; only Town business will be on the agenda.

• The Selectboard recommends and encourages all people to use the online options for registrations with the Town Clerk /Tax Collector ’s Office. If citizens cannot register online, contact the Town Clerk’s Office for assistance.

• The Selectboard Office and Town Clerk / Tax Collectors offices will be staffed for regularly scheduled hours. Phone first to determine if an in-person meeting is required.

• There will be no functions held at Town Hall until further notice. The Selectboard will review and update this directive as new NH State mandates are received.

• Town libraries are closed as of March 18, 2020.

• The Police Department’s lobby area will be closed for non-emergency business effective immediately March 18, 2020. The Police Department will continue to answer phone calls.

• The Recycling Center-Transfer Station will be open as regularly scheduled. The Highway Department will continue normal operations.

• Town parks and recreation areas are closed to the public until further notice.

Watch the CLARION website and THE WALPOLEAN for updates.


DEADLINE FOR May 2020 Issue – April 23

Please Note – depending upon the month, the CLARION closing deadline may vary from the 20th to 22nd of the preceding month. For a reminder of  upcoming deadlines, please sign up (see column to the right) for email notifications from this “blog”.

Click on the link below to see that:
Let’s get together to Plant Ahead

The Walpole Common – 3 June 2017

Aerial Photo by RAY BOAS

Just about perfect – 29 December 2016


Click here for  images of leaves around town October 20, 2016 including a comparison with the image below

Looking at the Village from North Road – October 18, 2015


Photo by Ray Boas

WALPOLE FROM THE AIR — While living in Walpole, researching the opening chapter of his novel HAWAII, James Michener called Walpole “the quintessential New England Village.”


You may click on the image for a larger size.

I took this video 19 September 2013 from the top of Walpole’s Town Hall. Probably my favorite stereo views (seen in my book – AS IT WAS…AND STILL IS – WALPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE) were taken from the Town House Observatory in 1874/5. Looking at those images, and the video below, not much has changed except the trees

And, this was fun to see
SNOW ATOP MT. ASCUTNEY – October 23, 2016
click on image for full panorama


2 Responses to

  1. Madeline Seney Helmer says:

    beautiful……takes me back home with great memories. Thanks

  2. Lovely paper!! And great photos!!

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