Town Officials

Except for Justices of the Peace, Town Officers are elected by ballot vote in March of each year; term lengths depend on the office and are from one to three years. Justices of the Peace are elected in November of even-numbered years for two-year terms starting February 1 of the following year.

Elected Officials




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These positions are appointed by the Board of Selectmen at a public meeting on or before April 15th of each year.


Appointed Officials


Frequently Asked Questions

What do you have of interest to genealogy researchers?

We have land and vital records beginning in approximately 1779 and continuing through present. We also have books listing veterans who served in wars going back to the war of 1812 that have proven to be most helpful.

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Is there a date and time when grievances are held?

While anyone can "grieve" at any time, there has to be an official "cut-off" date or the Grand List would never be printed. The listers set the date and it is warned in the newspaper, town office, and post office. The reason for the grievance should be submitted to the listers in writing. Any owner not satisfied with the listers' decision can then meet with the Board of Civil Authority (BCA). This is accomplished by submitting a letter to the town clerk asking for a BCA hearing. She will set the date and time for the BCA hearing.

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May I do business in my home?

Yes. However, all "home occupations" must be approved by the Development Review Board. Examples include child care, computer related businesses, a small bakery, etc.

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Board Looks to Install Generator

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Primary Election Results

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