Press Release | Town Hall Open for Business on September 14, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE RESIDENTS OF LITCHFIELD, NH TOWN HALL OPEN FOR BUSINESS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 Litchfield Board of Selectmen – September 13, 2020
Effective Monday, September 14, 2020, the Litchfield Town Offices and will be open for walk-in business Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Town Clerk/Tax Collectors Office will offer evening hours by appointment only from 4 to 6 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. Residents are reminded that face masks are mandatory while visiting the Town Offices and everyone must maintain six (6) feet separation. Signs have been posted within the Town Offices for protection of visitors and employees.
2020 Road Paving Projects are scheduled to start Friday, April 3, 2020. Work should be completed within one to two weeks depending on the weather. Roads will remain open but traffic delays are expected. Road Improvement Projects are as follows:
Mayflower Drive Harvest Way Standish Circle Campbell Drive Aron Way Albuquerque Avenue (Hillcrest Road to Griffin Lane) Cranberry Lane (Aaron Way to cul-de-sac) Pinecrest Road (McElwain to Underwood) Brenton Street (White to Newstead)
3/12/2020 – Governor Chris Sununu, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, announced that 211NH has been mobilized to handle all COVID-19 related calls from New Hampshire residents. All residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1.
211 NH is the connection for New Hampshire residents to the most up to date resources you need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide you with health and human service information you may need to get help, give help or discover options. 211 NH is available 24/7/365. To reach 211 NH please utilize the following options:•
Phone: Dial 211 or 866-444-4211 • TTY Number: 603-634-3388 • http://www.211nh.org • Mail: 211 New Hampshire PO Box 211 Manchester, NH 03105
PSA from Eversource – Don’t Let Scams Ruin the Holiday Season
Eversource joins other utilities urging caution to customers
MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 18, 2019) — Whether it’s over the phone, online or at the front door, sophisticated scammers are finding unique ways to exploit people and steal their money, and Eversource wants its customers to beware of the seasonal increase in utility scams. These scammers often pose as Eversource employees to get money, demand personal information for identity theft, or use deceptive marketing tactics to convince customers to switch energy suppliers. This week—as part of Utilities United Against Scams, which is a consortium of over 100 energy companies—Eversource is urging its customers to look for the signs of scammers.
“We always want to protect our customers from scams, and that’s why it’s critical we continue to raise awareness and educate the public about all the different tactics these scammers use,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “If someone shows up at your home or calls you and demands immediate payment, do NOT give it to them. Call us right away at 1-800-662-7764 to verify ANY request for payment or personal information.”
A common utility con involves customers getting phone calls warning that their service is about to be shut off because of unpaid bills. The caller claims to be a billing representative from Eversource who tells a customer that to avoid an immediate shutoff, they need to settle an overdue bill by providing a credit card number or a prepaid debit card. In many cases, the caller ID will display “Eversource.” Both businesses and homeowners are targeted and, unfortunately, scammers are often successful. According to the Better Business Bureau’s 2018 Scam Tracker Risk Report, the median loss for a utility scam victim is $500.
The energy company wants to remind its customers:
Eversource representatives never demand instant payment in person or over the phone.
Eversource representatives do not require the use of prepaid debit cards (such as Green Dot MoneyPak, Vanilla or Reloadit).
Eversource representatives never request customers meet at a payment center, such as a department or grocery store, to make a payment.
Eversource does not solicit door-to-door or on the phone on behalf of third-party energy suppliers.
All Eversource employees carry photo identification; field workers wear company logoed clothing and drive company vehicles.
Eversource urges anyone who believes they are a target of improper solicitation to please alert local law enforcement and contact the company directly at 1-800-662-7764. The energy company tracks these types of customer concerns and reports them to state regulators.
Eversource.com and the Utilities United Against Scams websites provide more information on how to protect personal information and avoid becoming a victim of utility scams. Concerned customers can also report scams and fraudulent activity by calling the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission at 603-271-2431.
Due to a leak found on Albuquerque Ave near Talent Rd, Pennichuck will shut down water on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 9am to 4pm. Affected Roads are 65 through 116 Talent Rd, Albuquerque Ave, Pheasant St, Martin Ln, Blackbird Ln, Cardinal Ln, Mulberry Ln, Foxwood Ln, Country Ln, Bayberry Ln and Sparrow Ct. (see map below). For more information or if you are experiencing colored water contact Pennichuck Customer Service 800-553-5191 or visit their website at www.Pennichuck.com
Eversource will be installing new equipment to upgrade an existing transmission line in Litchfield, N.H. This improvement will allow for remote, automated control of the system and avoid manual operations for maintenance or power outages. The upgrades will improve response time when addressing system issues and improve system reliability.