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  • Durham Storm Report for Winter Storm “Juno”

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:30 AM

    Dear Members of the Community,

    Winter storm “Juno” has arrived and we estimate that 16+ inches had fallen as of 10 AM in Durham.

    By and large the storm response is going smoothly.  Most people have taken the advice of staying off of the roads. 

    A big blue pickup truck zoomed past me this morning as I turned from Canney Road onto Route 108 heading to the Town Hall.  The pickup truck driver tried to turn quickly onto the onramp to Route 4 and unfortunately … slid off into the ditch!  The driver was luckily able to back out and proceed on his way … much more slowly. 

    The conditions outdoors can be described at times as white out conditions.  If you do not have to be out of doors, please stay home and stay safe.

    Durham resident Duane Hyde sent a very nice email this morning that said,“Unbelievably, the ever reliable DPW came and got our trash!!!! Crazy.” 

    The reason we are running only one trash vehicle today is that typically we ha

    ve one person on the packer that collects trash and a second person on the recycling vehicle.  Durham is one of the few communities that collects trash in house and with one person per truck.  Unfortunately, during these blizzard conditions it is not safe to run the vehicles with only one driver so we are only running the packer today.  All other personnel are on the plow routes.  Please see more information below about today’s collection and the fact that the Transfer Station & Recycling Center is closed.

    Here is the latest report from Durham …

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Friday Updates

  • The Town of Durham New Hampshire
    Durham Town Treasurer Karl Van Asselt had been listening to WBZ radio, the all news Boston station, and wrote to Administrator Selig earlier this month about a story he had heard. The host of the show was talking about how one measures the economic vitality, excitement, growth, and economic importance of what is going on in a community. The criteria? The number construction cranes rising above the city. The winner? Boston with the many developments throughout the metropolitan area. Karl tried to find out who finished in second place and while driving in downtown Durham, there were six, yes SIX cranes, swinging in Durham. Karl did the math. On a per population basis, Durham beats Boston hands down. Using census data, Durham has one crane for every 2,563 people. Karl reports Boston has one for every 200,000 people. This unscientific statistic emphasizes what we all as residents know -- that there is a lot of economic activity, investment, and change taking place in Durham at the present time. As a result, there is considerable discussion amongst residents in terms of what these changes mean to the community, its identity, the downtown's economic vitality, quality of life, expansion to the tax base, and more. The level of change to the downtown will be a topic of significant discussion in the coming months.