Swanzey, New Hampshire
Area: 45.3 square miles
Swanzey Center, Route 32, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., 8 a.m.-noon; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; town clerk, selectmen’s office, tax collector, 352-7411
Tax Rate: $23.96; properties within the North Swanzey Water & Fire Precinct, $24.54
Registered Voters: 4,526
Fire Department: Chief, Norman Skantze; 911 or 358-6455 non-emergency
Police Department: Chief, Thomas DeAngelis; 911; 352-2869 non-emergency
Town Administrator: Shane P. O’Keefe
Tax Collector: Lori Belletete
Planning Board: Glenn W. Page; Scott Self; Alfred “Gus” Lerandeau; June Fuerderer; Jeff Goller; Joseph Smith; Bob Audette, alternate
Zoning Board of Adjustment: W. William Hutwelker 3rd, Keith F. Thibault, Charles R. Beauregard Sr., Robert A. Mitchell, Jerry A. Walker; alternates, Bryan Rudgers, Sarah Tatro, Jim Vitous, Charles R. Beauregard Jr.
Moderator: Patricia Haselton
Public Works: Lee Dunham, 352-7116
Recycling Center: transfer station, 97 Pine St.; 357-3808; Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Public Schools: Mount Caesar (K-3), Cutler (4-6), Monadnock Regional Middle/High School (7-12)
Board of Education: Monadnock Regional School District representatives: Robert Smith, Eric Stanley, Patricia Bauries, Michael Blair, Michael Morrison, Dan Koffman and Barry Faulkner
State Representatives: Jane B. Johnson, R-Swanzey; Alfred C. Lerandeau, D-Swanzey; Bruce L. Tatro, D-Swanzey
State Senator: Molly M. Kelly, R-Keene
Selectmen: Nancy L. Carlson, Deborah J. Davis, Kenneth Colby
Library: Mount Caesar Union, Swanzey Center, 357-0456, Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed. 2-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stratton Free, West Swanzey, 352-9391, Tues. and Thurs. 2:30-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Churches: First Congregational Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Westport Church, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Village Church, Christian Life Fellowship, Seventh-Day Adventist, West Swanzey Community Church
Parks & Recreation: Brown Memorial Field, West Swanzey; Richardson Park, Swanzey Lake; Lane Field, East Swanzey
Major Businesses: Arthur Whitcomb Inc., Baudelaire Inc., Cheshire Family Funeral Home, Cheshire Oil, Rymes Oil, Cheshire Horse, Cheshire Builders, Frazier & Son, Honda of Keene, Port-O-Lite Co. Inc., Keene Tree Service, Nissan of Keene, Sam’s Department Store, Turmoil, MoldPro, Hyundai of Keene, Toyota of Keene, Volvo of Keene, Moore Nanotechnology Systems, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation District 4, First Student, Airgas, Gomarlo’s Food and Circus, Powers Generator Service, Pappagallos, Nick’s Restaurant, Monadnock Humane Society, Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Market Basket, Keene Gas.
Points of Interest: Revival of “The Old Homestead” play, Potash Bowl, Swanzey Historical Museum and information center (352-4579), open June to October. Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., four covered bridges.