Granite State Power Link in Litchfield

WALTHAM, Mass. - March 28, 2017 - National Grid today announced a proposal to develop an innovative, new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid. To drive down costs, increase efficiency and minimize environmental impacts, the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) will be constructed almost entirely along existing transmission corridors and will maximize use of existing infrastructure.

As proposed, the GSPL comprises two segments: the first is a new high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) overhead line located in Vermont alongside an existing HVDC line in an expanded right-of-way corridor from the international border at Norton, VT, to a proposed converter station on National Grid-owned property in Monroe, New Hampshire. The second segment is an upgrade of an existing National Grid overhead line in NH to accommodate the additional power flow from the new HVDC line. That line runs from Monroe to southern NH, where a proposed switching station would be built.

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Town and School Election is being postponed until March 21, 2017

With the pending winter storm advisory at our doorstep, the safety of our residents is of utmost importance. That said, as a result of a roll call vote taken at an emergency meeting today and given the authority that I have as Moderator for the Town and School in Litchfield via RSA 40:4, we will defer the 2017 TOWN Election Day event until Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 7am to 7pm at Campbell High School.

Notice of Public Hearing - Tax Cap Adoption

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room, located at 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH to discuss the adoption of the provisions of RSA 32:5b, to implement a tax cap whereby the budget committee shall not submit a recommended budget that increases the amount to be raised by taxes, based on the prior fiscal year’s actual amount of local taxes raised, by more than $175,000.00.

Residents wishing to speak on this matter are invited to attend. Residents who are not able to attend may send comments to: or Town of Litchfield, Troy Brown, Town Administrator, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052.

New Driver Licensing System - DMV systems down.



CONCORD, NH – The NH Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to announce the implementation of a new driver licensing computer system later this month that offers improved reliability and enhanced functionality over the current outdated system.

To minimize service interruptions, the DMV will conduct the transition to the new system over President’s Day weekend.

“Our staff is well trained and has made every effort to ensure services will not be interrupted more than necessary during the implementation of the new system,” DMV Director Elizabeth Bielecki said. “We encourage our customers to complete their DMV business ahead of the President’s Day weekend when possible, in order to avoid longer than usual wait times.”

On Friday, February 17, municipal clerks will not be able to process the state portion of registrations. Customers seeking a registration on Friday, February 17, will be issued a 30-day temporary registration and can return at a later date to complete the transaction. In addition, all DMV locations will be closed on President’s Day, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21. All DMV offices will return to normal operating hours and municipalities will be able to complete full registrations starting Wednesday, February 22.

Online services, including Online Driver License Renewal and Online Ticket Pay, will not be available from Wednesday, February 15, through Wednesday, February 22. Tickets may be paid by phone during normal business hours except for President’s Day, February 20, and Tuesday, February 21, by calling 1-800-272-0036.

Most DMV transactions, including driver license and registration renewals, can be completed in advance of their expiration dates.

Answers to frequently asked questions and forms that can be completed in advance to save time during your visit to the DMV are available at the DMV website at

Litchfield Town Clerks office will be closed from Friday, February 17th - Tuesday February 21st. If you have a new vehicle and your 20 plates expire during this time please be sure to come in prior to Friday, February 17th. The Town has no control over this it a overhaul of the State of NH System as stated above.