Notice of Public Hearing – Appropriation of Unanticipated Funds

Town of Litchfield
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Appropriation of Unanticipated Funds

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in accordance with RSA 31:95-b on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Town Office Meeting Room, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH for the purpose of receiving public comment concerning the acceptance and expenditure of $68,205.54 for 2020 paving projects and purchase of a wood/brush chipper for the Highway Department. Residents wishing to speak on this matter are invited to attend or residents may send comments by email to: Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or mail to Town of Litchfield, Troy  Brown, Town Administrator, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052. 

PSA – Pennicheck Water Shut Down Alert

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 – Scam Artists Targeting Customers

New YearSame Old Scams

Eversource and NH PUC offer ways to avoid becoming a victim in 2019   

MANCHESTER, N.H. (January 28, 2019) – The New Year is in full swing and so are scams targeting utility customers across the country and right here in New Hampshire. Already this year, customers in many towns around the state have been approached by scammers, either on the phone or at their door. To warn customers, Eversource and the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) are teaming up to ensure that people know the tell-tale signs of scams, so they can avoid becoming a victim.

“The scammers, often sounding legitimate and quite convincing, threaten to shut off electric service immediately unless instant payment is made,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “These scammers can be relentless but they’re only successful if they catch our customers off-guard and scare them into making a payment. We remind customers, if something doesn’t sound right or feel right, trust your gut, and don’t pay.” 

“One similarity in many utility scams is a sense of urgency, with scammers often convincing consumers that payment must be made immediately,” says Amanda Noonan, Director of Consumer Services and External Affairs for the NHPUC. “The more we educate consumers on the basic red flags of a scam, the less likely they are to become victims.”

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim: 

·     Eversource representatives never demand instant payment over the phone, require the use of pre-paid debit cards or request customers meet at a payment center to make the payment.

·     Never provide personal financial or account information to any unsolicited person on the phone, at the door or online, even if they seem legitimate.

·     Beware, some sophisticated scammers can manipulate their caller ID to say the caller is with Eversource.

·     Customers who are scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive a written notice that includes information on how to maintain their service.

·     Customers can verify they are speaking with an Eversource representative by asking for some basic information about their account like the name on the account, the account address, and the exact past due balance. 

Customers can verify they are speaking with an Eversource representative by asking for some basic information about their account like the name on the account, the account address, and the exact past due balance. Eversource urges anyone who has doubts about the legitimacy of a call, visit or an offer, to contact the company directly at 1-800-662-7764. Eversource.comprovides more information on how to protect personal information and avoid being a victim of utility scams.

Check out this story to learn how one business avoided falling victim to a scammer.