Keene, New Hampshire

Vital Information
Zipcode: 03431
County: Cheshire
Population: 23,610
Area: 34.7 square miles
City Hall: 3 Washington St., Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; clerk, 352-0133; city manager, 357-9804; revenue collector, 357-9801, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tax Rate: $32.75; ratio of assessment, 100 percent
Registered Voters: 16,902
Fire Department: Chief, Mark Howard; 911, non-emergency 357-9861
Police Department: Chief, Kenneth J. Meola; 911, nonemergency 357-9815
Mayor: Kendall W. Lane, 357-9805
City Manager: John A. MacLean, 357-9804
City Councilors: Ward 1, Sheryl A. Redfern, Janis O. Manwaring; Ward 2, Mitchell H. Greenwald, Bettina Chadbourne; Ward 3, David C. Richards, Terry M. Clark; Ward 4, Robert J. O’Connor, James P. Duffy; Ward 5, Philip M. Jones, Thomas Powers; At-large Emily P. Hague, Kris E. Roberts, Randy L. Filiault, Carl B. Jacobs, David R. Meader
City Clerk: Patricia A. Little, 352-0133
Tax Collector: 357-9801 or Fax: 357-9898
Planning Administrator: W. Rhett Lamb, 352-5474
Planning Board: Chairwoman Abigail Abrash Walton, Christine Weeks, Eleanor Vander Haegen, Michael Welsh, James Duffy, Nathaniel Stout, Gary Spykman, Mayor Kendall W. Lane, staff Andrew Bohannon, alternate Maria Temple
Zoning Board of Adjustment: Chairwoman Louise Zerba, Nathaniel Stout, Dave Curran, Joseph Hoppock, alternates John Norton, June Jones
Public Works: Director, Kurt D. Blomquist, 352-6550
Recycling Center: Route 12 North; Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; 352-5739
Airport: Dillant-Hopkins, North Swanzey; Director, Edward J. Mattern, 357-9835
Public Schools: Daniels, Franklin, Fuller, Symonds, Wheelock elementary schools (K-5), Keene Middle (6-8), Keene High (9-12)
Other Schools: Keene State College, Antioch University New England, River Valley Community College, Keene Community Education, St. Joseph Regional School (pre-K-8), Monadnock Waldorf School (preschool-8), Monadnock Waldorf High School (9-12), Montessori Schoolhouse (toddler program- K), Keene Montessori (preschool-K), Trinity Christian School (preschool-8)
Board of Education: Neil W. Donegan, Christopher C. Coates, Carl A. Panza, Kris E. Roberts, John Stewart, Susan C. Fratus, Ann F. Szot, Susan Hay, Marjorie Droppa
State Representatives: Cynthia L. Chase, Larry R. Phillips, Vacancy, Timothy N. Robertson, Kris E. Roberts, Gladys Johnsen, Charles F. Weed, all Democrats
Executive Councilor: Colin Van Ostern, D-Concord
State Senator: Molly M. Kelly, D-Keene
Library: Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., 352-0157, Mon.- Thur. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. summer hours (June-August) Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hospital: Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, 580 Court St., 354-5400
Churches: Assembly of God, Christian Science Reading Room, Church of Christ, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of the Nazarene, Congregation Ahavas Achim synagogue, Keene Evangelical Free, First Baptist of Keene, Christian Science Society of Keene, Grace United Methodist, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Hope Chapel, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Keene State College Campus Ministry, KSC Newman Center, Monadnock Covenant, Salvation Army, St. Bernard, St. George Greek Orthodox, St. James Episcopal, St. Margaret Mary, Sturtevant Chapel, Trinity Lutheran, Keene Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ
Parks & Recreation: Keene Parks and Recreation Department, 357-9829; Robin Hood Park; Wheelock Park; Ashuelot River Park
Major Businesses: TD Banknorth, C&S Wholesalers Grocers, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, Cheshire Oil Co., People’s United Bank, Home Depot, Keene Publishing Corp. (The Sentinel), Keene State College, Markem-Imaje, The Melanson Co., Monadnock Radio Group, Monadnock Shopper News, N.H. Forge, NGM Insurance Co., PC Connection, Liberty Mutual, Smiths Medical, Tidland Corp., Timken Super Precision (MPB), Arthur Whitcomb Inc., Samson Manufacturing, Whitney Brothers Co.
Major Retail Areas: The Center at Keene, Colony Mill Marketplace, Key Road, Sears Plaza, Main Street, Monadnock Marketplace, Riverside Plaza, West Street Shopping Center
Points of Interest: Ashuelot River Park, Keene State College, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Wyman Tavern Museum, Horatio Colony House Museum, historic United Church of Christ on Central Square, Colony Mill Marketplace, historic markers noting location of Keene glass industry and Hampshire Pottery, Historical Society of Cheshire County
Web Site: www.ci.keene.nh.us