September 4th, 2020

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The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office will be closed Saturday, September 5th and Monday, September 7th.


The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be open Monday, September 7th from
3:00 - 5:00 pm to receive absentee ballots only

Brush burning permits will no longer be issued due to drought conditions.

Campfires are still permitted but please be careful with fire.


State of New Hampshire Primary
This Coming Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Voting at Canaan Fire House

62 NH Route 118
Canaan, NH
8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Bring your I.D.


For the nomination of Candidates for the following offices:

United States Senator
Representative in Congress
Executive Councilor
State Senator
County Officer
State Representative
Delegate to the Republican State Convention (election)


The Canaan Moderator will start processing Absentee Ballots at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for the State Primary Election at the Canaan Fire Station at 62 NH Route 118.




It would be a shame to make the extra effort to vote during Covid-19 only to have your ballot tossed out!

Read and follow the directions!

If you're planning to vote absentee in November, mail your ballot in early. 

New Hampshire is among the states that got a warning letter from the US Postal Service that delays could mean uncounted votes. The state recommends requesting an absentee ballot at least 7 days ahead of the election; the USPS says that may not be enough time, and urges voters to send in their completed ballots no later than October 27. You might want to mark your calendar.

For the full Washington Post article, click HERE.


You may have Covid-19 and not know it.
The mask keeps your invisible infection from the people around you.
Don't be named in a Covid-19 trace as the cause of a chain of infections.

The Canaan Board of Selectmen strongly
recommends the use of MASKS 

inside of buildings and stores and where social distancing isn't possible . . . 



AND social distancing 




Qualified Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Mechanic

For Full Job Description, Click HERE


Responsibilities include repair and preventive maintenance on a variety of heavy-duty diesel trucks, construction equipment, fire equipment, solid waste equipment, small engines and police cruisers.  

Candidates must have the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair engines, drive-train, hydraulic and electrical systems for heavy equipment, tractors, trucks and automobiles including gas and diesel vehicles.

Candidates must have experience with computerized diagnostics including electrical systems. A complete understanding of mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, structural design, and electrical skills are necessary, along with all types of welding and fabrication skills. 

Candidate should have experience with maintenance of fleets with up to twenty five vehicles. A Class A or B CDL license is preferred, along with appropriate certifications as needed.  ASE certifications are desirable. Vocational training at either public or private programs is desirable. Must be self directed and able to coordinate repairs for six departments.

Good organization and communication skills are necessary. Familiarity with computerized maintenance records and inventory is desired. A minimum of three (3) years experience is required.

Candidates must be available in emergency situations and pass initial and periodic drug screens. Candidates must be located within 45 minutes drive time of Canaan. Current salary range is $45,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications. We offer excellent benefits including health, dental, short-term disability, life insurance and retirement. Please submit resume, application and cover letter. Job Application may be found at on the right side of the Welcome page or by picking up an application at the Town offices at 1169 US 4 in Canaan. Applications should be submitted to Town of Canaan, PO Box 38, Canaan, NH 03741 or by email to Call 603-523-4501 x 5 for information.

Water & Sewer

The Town is working to secure funding to replace the water main from Canaan Street Lake to the Water Plant on Fernwood Farms Road and from the Plant to the Village.

So far, the Town has been awarded loan capacity of $550,000 from the NH State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund towards a project cost of $1.2 million dollars.

Next week, the Town will apply to the Drinking Water Ground Water Trust Fund for a grant of up to $600,000. 

The loan will require us to increase user fees later this year. We will communicate our plans as soon as we prepare projections for different ideas. We know that costs are very tight for everyone and we will do our best to keep costs as low as possible.

As you travel around Canaan you may notice John Coffey, the Town of Canaan's Water and Sewer Operator, working on the roads with an intern from the University of New Hampshire.  They are measuring and mapping the water system in the Village.  We are will be using this information as a base point to locate and confirm our existing water system.


John Coffey, studying a map diagram


Flushing of the water lines was performed between the bank and Canaan Street to remove sediment built up over time.


The Village of Canaan draws water from Canaan Street Lake, which is down 10 to 12 inches and the region is in abnormally dry conditions.  Please click HERE to check out these suggestions on the Town of Canaan website to help conserve water.  









Those gals on Goose Pond are doing it again!

Our backyard garden show and sale will take place on 
640 Goose Pond Road, Canaan, NH
Look for the red banner on the lake.



Come visit our garden and one-person-at-a-time gallery and see all the beautiful new handmade functional pottery we have produced. Masks and hand sanitizer is available.

And introducing Donna Onacki, Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner, who will present her herbal teas, tinctures and flower essences.

Get your immune system up to par and get your friends and family handmade gifts!




We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Rachelle Capo for all the time and organizing that she had done to make the Canaan Farmers and Artisan's Market a vibrant and growing event.  The high number of vendors and shoppers is a testament to her efforts. It's great to see so much foot traffic in Canaan Village on Sunday! We appreciate her hard work and dedication.  Say Hi and Thank You when you see her at her booth on Sundays.


Canaan Farmers and Artisans' Market


Sunday, September 6th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Catch another great market this Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm with lots of beautiful summer produce, delicious berries, fresh baked breads & treats of all kinds, local raw honey, maple syrup, a variety of pastured beef, pork, & chicken; free range eggs; jams, sauces, and pickles; soup mixes, hand carved kitchen utensils and locally made cutting boards, nature-inspired & color changing jewelry, beeswax candles, one-of-a-kind hiking and walking sticks and canes; birdhouses and baskets, handmade quilts, blankets, and kitchen linens, all kinds of fun tie-dyed goods, perennials for your flower garden, all natural soaps and shampoos, and more!   

Keep up with us on Facebook for What's Ripe recipe ideas, pictures, and more information:




Recipes for all that wonderful meat and produce!   


            Follow us on Facebook.

SNAP and Granite State Market Match available at the Canaan Farmer's and Artisan Market now-- and there's so much great produce to choose from!


SNAP EBT households: When you use your SNAP benefits at farmers markets, you get up to $20 (free!) to spend on market fruits and veggies. Every week! With no paperwork.

Here's how it works: In New Hampshire, the program is called Granite State Market Match and matches your farmers' market SNAP EBT spending, up to $10.

In Vermont, it's called Crop Cash, and it doubles your SNAP EBT spending. And benefits aren't restricted to the state you live in: New Hampshire residents can get these benefits at Vermont farmers markets, and vice versa.

Learn how to claim those benefits at the links above, and if you are curious whether you qualify for SNAP benefits, click here for VT, and here for NH



We still need to close Potato Road from the bridge to South Road  one day next week to replace a 36" culvert prior to paving. Please watch for signage to indicate status. 



The paving contract has been awarded to Blaktop for repaving Potato Road from the bridge to the Enfield Town line and over the new culvert on Prospect Hill Road. 


No grading scheduled for the next two weeks.


Click HERE to View PDF,

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Patch Project

Hey everyone it is that time of year again.  Please help support us with our Pink Patch Project by buying one of our patches for only $10.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Canaan Police will be selling a pink collectible Canaan Police patch to show support for those members of our community who are battling breast cancer, have survived their battle and those who have lost their fight...

A portion of the proceeds from these pink patches will be donated for cancer research and treatments. 

If you would like one, either come by the station or send check/cash to Canaan Police Department, PO Box 38, Canaan NH 03741 along with a a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail you one back.

Thank you all for your continued support.

*Please note that these patches are for collection and display purposes only and do not convey any police authority.


Canaan Street Beach is OPEN.  
E. Coli level was 14.8 which is safe.


The New Hampshire advisory limit is 156 or 10 times the current level at the beach.


If you want a safe beach, DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS. They are cute but they defecate.






Special Thanks to the person who broke the gate at the Williams Playground. Your appreciation of the play area is great!

Loon Preservation Committee
Lead Tackle Buy-Back Program


So far this year, we have documented four loon deaths due to lead poisoning in New Hampshire—three adults and one immature (1-2 years old). The loon pictured here was one of those unlucky four. Unfortunately, although it was rescued by LPC Field Biologist Elaina Badders and brought for treatment, it did not survive. Loon deaths from lead poisoning are entirely preventable—if you have not already done so, please switch to using loon-safe, lead free tackle. We'll even buy your old lead tackle back from you! For more details on our Lead Tackle Buyback program, please visit

Please also watch your boat speed as a loon died on Mascoma Lake this year from being hit by a boat.

Photo credit: Sue Lichty and Elaina Badders
Loon Preservation Committee
PO Box 604
Lee's Mills Rd
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Phone: 603-476-5666.



these two things are not alike - and it’s not related to packaging.

A lot of people have grown gardens this year and many are now canning those crops.  Modern home canning requires a minimum of 5% acidity for vinegar. The product on the left is 5% and the product on the right is not declared. Never can with an undeclared acid. Online research last night revealed the vinegar on the right was 4% - today we are hearing 50 grain=5%, we urge you to research and read labels. Some vinegar being sold by the gallon is definitely marked 4%. You might be able to add acid to a recipe using citric acids, lemon powder, or commercial lemon or lime juice per a recipe or substitutions offered by a state Extension Service. Never can your hard work with 4% vinegar. We use it for cleaning and it’s okay for other purposes.

A big Thank You to the Canaan Lions Club for putting together this great music series.  It was enjoyed by SO many!  We look forward to more music next year !







Listen to some of their songs from their August 11th concert:

East Tennessee Blues
I Still Miss Someone
Little Maggie
The Grandfather Clock
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Fox on the Run
When Bluebirds Sing
Mason-Dixon Line
Mansion Over the Hill

The East Bay Jazz Ensemble played July 28th on the Canaan Green.

Click below to listen to some of their wonderful songs:






The State of New Hampshire established a process for registering to vote by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance and instructions can be found via the @NHSecretary website: or click HERE


*Any voter who is concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 may vote absentee in the 2020 elections.  Any voter may request an absentee ballot for the 2020 Elections based on concerns regarding COVID-19. Any voter who is concerned about COVID-19 should check the “disability” box. *

*You can also vote absentee IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:  

Absence: You won't be in town during polling hours on election day.  

Disability:  You are unable to vote in person because of a disability or  illness. This includes concerns about COVID-19.  Work obligation, childcare or caring for infirm adults during polling hours.  Religious commitment prevents you from appearing in public at the polls.*

To vote absentee:  

You need to be registered with the town you live in to vote.  If you are not a registered voter and want to register online, start by clicking HERE.

1. Check your registration to make sure you are
registered correctly by clicking HERE.  

2.  Request your ballot now by submitting the completed Absentee Request Application for each election to your town or city clerk's office by mail, email, fax, or in person.  This form should be available at your town clerk's office and can also be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s homepage by clicking HERE for “Voting During the COVID-19 State of Emergency.  

3. Check your mail for your official ballot. Your ballot usually arrives about 30 days before the election.  

4. Fill out your ballot from home. Make sure to sign it.  Read the instructions carefully and make sure you sign the envelope.  

5. Return your ballot to the town or city clerk's office.  You can send it in the mail or drop it off in person.

* The last day to request an absentee ballot in person is the day before the election. The New Hampshire State Primary is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,  2020.  Because the day before the Primary is Labor Day, the Town Clerk's office will only be open between 3PM and 5 PM.

The New Hampshire General Election is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020.

For additional questions about voting, please call the Voter Assistance
Hotline at 603-466-VOTE

You can now visit the Canaan Library by Appointment !


The library will be open by appointment three days a week. You will be able to schedule a 30 minute appointment for you and members of your household (up to a total of 8 people, infants and toddlers count!) to use the library.

Face masks will be required and we will ask you to sanitize your hands when you enter the library. We also ask that you practice social distancing while in the library. A limited number of 30 minute in-person appointments will be available each week.

You can:
• browse the stacks
• check out materials
• use a computer
• send a fax
• make photocopies

For folks who would like to grab their library materials and go -- Library Take Out is a great option!

Please call 523-9650 or email to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Please remember that we are excited to see you and your families, but currently, there will not be time to visit or linger. We will be happy to assist you in finding materials and answering reference questions. To make appointments available for a larger group of patrons, we ask that you be prepared to check out materials that can last you and your family 3 weeks. If you need to supplement these materials, feel free to use our Library Take Out program.

For more information please visit our website: Library by Appointment

To read the complete August newsletter, click HERE.

Library Take Out time (Mondays, 5-7 pm, Thursdays, 1-2 pm, Saturdays 10-12 pm)

Want to give Take Out a try?  Check out more information on our website: Library Take Out.

Learn how to put items on hold in the Library Catalog.

Learn how to browse the new shelves.

We are happy to be back to getting books and materials out to everyone using the Take-Out System.

We also continue to offer online opportunities through our website,

If you need your library card number or a password, please email for assistance.



Local Art Show at the Library
There's new art in the show!  Check it out!

Local folks have taken creating art to a new level and the library is loving the results!  In the interest of sharing the creativity of our community, the library will be curating these amazing pieces of digital art. 

Introducing the library's new art project: Recreations: for the love of art and sanity.

Vincent Van Gogh. Sunflowers, 1888. Recreated by Tracy Guest.

The library will be curating your art recreations.  Submit entries to and we may add them to our library website for people to enjoy.  Please include your name and contact information, and the name of the piece of art and artist's name that has inspired you.  

Your submissions are your consent for the library to use your creations on all of our social media and online platforms.  In the future, maybe we will even have an "in person" art opening.

Join in the fun!

Library Take Out Update: We are feeling confident with Library Take Out, and are happy to report that we are eliminating our 3 item limit on orders. We do, however, still reserve the right to limit how many items we check out at one time. Our new model is, if it fits in the bag, you can have it. Limit of 3 DVDs at a time is still in place. 

You can also follow the Town of Canaan Library on Facebook


There have been so many wonderful ideas and resources in the past months that you can now access archives of past newsletters by clicking HERE.


Face Masks Available

Thanks to a few of our patrons, the library has cloth face masks to hand out, they are available when you place a Library Take Out order.

Add a mask to your order. While supplies last, you may add a reusable, cloth face mask to your order. When you call or email, just let us know if you would like a mask to be placed in your take out bag (limit of two masks).  Right now, you may also choose from small, medium, or large masks.

These masks have been donated to the library and we are offering them free of charge. We encourage folks to wear face masks when picking up their take out orders, and are happy to provide masks to you while supplies last.


These masks are for you to keep and use not only when you pick up your library take out, but as you make your way through your day.


wifi is available

Wifi is available if you need it 24/7. Look for Network CTL.  Parking spaces in front and to the side of the building should have access. Please do not park in the driveway behind the building, those spaces are reserved for town employees, thanks!  


The Book Drop is Open.  



Mark your calendars..... 

Click HERE to view PDF



We need your help.  Canaan Lions MX is in need of track help.  As many of you know, the track is run by the Canaan Lions Club. The Lions, are the largest service organization in the world. This is an all-volunteer group and all proceeds raised go toward causes such as eyesight and hearing testing, diabetes research, eliminating hunger and helping with medical needs in our community and around the world. 

Some of our members, are now considered High Risk and will not be able to return to the track. In order for this to be a successful race season, we need flaggers, gate attendants, and help with registration. We are not looking for a season commitment (that would be great), but we are trying to get a list of people to fill in, as needed. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated and together we can keep Canaan Lions MX a fun, family-friendly place to ride and race. If you would like to help, please send an email to

Thank you!


Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Canaan Lions MX will be following all Federal, State, and Local Laws and Regulations. Please check the Website, Facebook, and Instagram for updates.


MEETINGS:  These meetings are open to the public. 

Board of Selectman Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the conference room on the lower level of the Library at 5:00 pm.  


Friends of Canaan Village will meet at the log cabin at Williams Field at 10:00 am on September 8th.


The Trustees of the Library  meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm and will meet on the lawn of the Library.  Please bring a lawn chair. 


Meeting of the Planning Board shall be the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 5:00 pm at the Fire Department Meeting Room.  The next meeting is September 10th.  The Meeting on September 24th will be at 6:00 while the rest of the meetings will be at 5:00 pm.


Meeting of the Budget Committee will be Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the Fire Station.


Meeting of the  Historic District Commission, shall be held the third Monday of the month at 7:15 pm in the meeting room at the Fire Station.  



Because of Covid concerns this year we will not be holding the Orange Harvest Festival in Orange, N.H.  We appreciate all the support we have gotten in previous years and hope to continue this popular tradition next year. 

We want everyone to stay safe, we will beat this bump in our lives.


Orange Harvest Committee,  Orange , N.H.

Thank you.  Anita Garland

Mascoma Community Health Center now offering COVID-19 and COVID-19 Antibody Testing!

The Mascoma Community Health Center is now offering on-demand testing for COVID-19.   If you are currently feeling sick and worried it might be COVID-19, please give us a call to set up an appointment and test. We will take care of you!

If you were previously sick and want to learn if you have developed antibodies against COVID-19, please give us a call to set up an appointment and test. We will take care of you!

The providers at Mascoma Community Health Center have been here throughout the COVID-19 crisis taking care of all your health-related needs.

Call 603-523-4343 – We Will Take Care of You!


An Update on Friends Feeding Friends Food Distribution

Canaan Food Pantry
 Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm
at the FOM and MTD garage bays


 Here is what the new set up will look like:


·       Walk up only.  No pre-registration is required.

·       All shoppers and volunteers must have a mask.  If you do not have one, one will be provided to you.


·       All shoppers are to practice appropriate social distance guidelines.

·       Enfield Pantry: Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm behind the Enfield Police Station out of the EPD garage bay


·      ·       Who are these pantries for?: Our pantries are open to anyone in need of a 3-day supply of groceries that lives in one of the 5 Mascoma Valley Towns: Canaan, Dorchester, Grafton, Enfield and Orange.


·       How often can someone visit the curbside pantries: Once a week at either location.  If you cannot make it to either location during those hours and don’t have a family member or friend who can pick up for you, please call 603.632.4542 or email our Executive Director Eula Lee Kozma. 


·       If you are not able to physically get to the either location due to health reasons or other serious matters please call 603.632.4542 or email our Executive Director Eula Lee Kozma.  Special arrangements will be made on a case by case basis. 


·       What information is required: If you are a new pantry shopper, for statistical tracking purposes, we ask many questions. They are simple questions that do not require any paperwork on your part. Please come prepared to verbally let us know the name of your head of household, date of birth, relationship to head of household, and town and state of residence for each member of the household, as well as the number of and ages of all people in the household. If you are an existing pantry shopper we may confirm a few details, but you will not have to answer all questions again.



Canaan Businesses That are Open:


Barney Insurance

Open, Walk-ins Welcome.  Please wear a face covering.
Also business by phone and email

BIG AL’s Fries by Al & Flo’s Concessions
by Williams Field in Canaan Village

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  Haddock, Scallop and Haddock/Scallop Dinner for $20.00


Wednesday, Thursday. 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday:. 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday. 11:00am to 6:00pm
closed Monday and Tuesday

Canaan Food Mart


Canaan Hardware:  

Open Regular Hours


We maintain 6' isolation distance

We will take orders by phone and you can pick up at our door.


Canaan Pizza

Sunday to Thursday 11-8
Friday and Saturday 11-9


223 NH Route 118, Canaan . One mile from Canaan Village



Located at Suzan's house at 223 NH Route 118 . One mile from Canaan Village.

Dyers & LineX

Open Mon - Thurs  8 - 4,  523-4442

Evans Expressmart
Open regular hours  523-7578



Golden Ming

Takeout only

Phone (603) 523-7979
Status Today 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue - Thu: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri - Sat: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Hair Salon of Canaan

Now, open by appointment
Becky Jones, Stylist
26 NH Route 118, Canaan


open Monday-Saturday, 9-5pm
603) 523-2029 

Heartstone Therapeutic Massage is open by appointment.  Relax after all this stress !

Independence Acres
311 Gristmill Hill Road, Canaan

Call or Text:  (603) 370-9782

Like us on Facebook 




Hersey’s Transmission:
632-7669, Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Iron Dog

Available for for Dog Boarding

Jakes - Canaan

OPEN 6-9 Mon-Sat and 6-8 Sun

We are now offering curbside pick-up at our Canaan, NH, location, for any item available in the store.  Curbside pick-up will be available 8am – 3pm, 7 days a week. Please call us at 603-632-1230 and say, “I’d like to place an order for Curbside Pick-Up."


We are now serving ice cream at our Canaan Store 11:00 am - 9:00 pm daily!  Although we'd love to use our window, we will be serving customers inside at our deli counter. We look forward to celebrating summer with you, one cone at a time :)


We have locally made facemasks that will sell for $5.50 each.  Feel free to call your local Jake's to check on availability.

Here is the link to our contact information for each store:


Jim’s Garage: 632-7957, Monday to Friday 8-5


Mascoma Auto 632-4810, Monday to Friday 8:30 -6:30, Saturday 9-2


Mascoma Bank




Peanuts: 632-4966, 8-5, Monday to Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-12 until May


Perry’s Garage 252-8602, by appointment


Pleasant Valley Store

253 US-4, Canaan, NH

Monday to Saturday 5am to 8pm
Sunday 7 am to 7 pm.

Tell them what you need and they will bag it up and bring it out to your vehicle.  Handicapped seating only in the store.

Prepared take-out meals available - click HERE for PDF of Menu

They will deliver for a $5.00 charge.




“RWB takeout is in full swing!  Hours are THURS-SUN 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Come to the window or call ahead.   (603.523.2062)   

We WILL be allowing customers to come inside ONE AT A TIME (customers/families in the same party are fine) to view our bakery case.  We ask that you wear a mask while inside and only touch what is necessary.  We encourage ordering at our takeout window and we still offer plenty of outdoor seating on our new deck and in our backyard and are happy to take orders over the phone! 603.523.2062.  

We now do Micro Catering and Wedding Cakes.  Give Nellie a call.


Sign up for RWB Rewards next time you checkout.  1 point earned for each 1$ spent.  When you reach 50 points you get a 5$ reward.






603 Bakery & Cafe

Take Out and the Dining Room is open with 6' distancing

Great Baked Goods and Bread

The 603 Bakery & Cafe
1182 US Rte 4, Canaan,
(603) 523-7709

Tuesday to Sunday 6am to 1pm

Menu:   Breakfast handhelds, Breakfast, LunchDrinks, Smoothies


We will be open Monday-Saturday 6am to 11am offering breakfast, lots of bakery items & coffee/espresso drinks. We are happy to introduce a full SMOOTHIE menu!!!! We are offering call ahead & curbside for those who request it, others can come on in and grab food & drink, safely & quickly.

We tried the order ahead for baked goods and customers were very happy, we will do this everyday!!!! So please, please order the day before for any bakery orders of 6 or more items & we will have it ready for quick pick up! As always, especially during these uncertain times CASH IS KING! 

Suds Your Duds 

6 AM - 9 PM -- Last Load in by 8 PM


You're Beautiful Salon & Day Spa

We are now open and taking appointments for Haircuts and root retouches only....The state is requiring that you call to book your appointment with us.  Please call Stephanie at 603-523-7415 or Paty (Golden Comb) at 603-523-7442.  You MUST book your appointment by calling and leaving a message.  1 client per stylist allowed at a time. There is no other person allowed but you are welcome to sit outside (socially distancing of course).  We are unable to blowdry your hair. They are also requiring masks to be worn and washing or sanitizing your hands upon arrival. If you are sick, been around anyone sick or been out of state the past 14 days please re-schedule your appointment.


NEWS! Revised rules.
Town of Canaan Public Spaces

Canaan Street Beach will now be open to residents for swimming and relaxing but the 6 foot safety distance must be maintained.  People may use chairs at the beach BUT MUST KEEP 6' DISTANCE. Unless swimming, please use a face mask.  Please use common sense if the beach is crowded and stay safe.  If people do not respect the 6 FEET, we may have to close it down again. Bathroom is NOT open due to repairs but there is a porta-potty on site.

Elliott Field No team sports - walking and chairs with 6' isolation are ok. Wear mask.

Williams Field
The horseshoe pits are open BUT MAINTAIN 6' isolation distance and use masks.

The use of the Log Cabin covered area is available for use by small groups but you must maintain 6' separation and wear a mask. Call to reserve.

Basketball is still not allowed. No team sports with spectators.
Bathroom is open.

Williams Field Playground is open

Reginald Barney Park (Depot Street) Walking is fine and chairs with 6 foot distance and mask.

Meeting House - Small groups may use BUT must have 6 feet of separation and masks. Register for use. Currently approved for religious service with separation and mask.

Meeting House Common 6' distance - Wear mask. Schedule events. Currently approved for Yoga on the grass area and at the beach.

Village Common 6' distance - wear mask.
Farmers Market is open with these rules.
The Lion's Club summer concert series will run BUT with 6' isolation distance and masks.

We will continue to re-evaluate the situation. All group ball teams please take note.

People may park in the parking lots
Maintain 6' isolation distance and wear masks.

This does not apply to the Rail Trail

Helping You Stay Safe –
Telehealth at Mascoma Community Health Center


Mascoma Community Health Center can now offer you a real-time office visit in the safety of your home using your computer, smartphone, ipad or regular phone. It is just like a real office visit with only a few limitations (for example, we can’t take your temperature but you can do it for us).  It is called and is simple as pie:

  1.  Call 523-4343 and we will schedule an appointment just like normal;

  2. We send you an email confirming the appointment that contains the link and an easy to understand YouTube video;

  3. At the time of your appointment you click on the link and are taken to an online ‘Waiting Room’ until,

  4. Your provider brings you into the virtual ‘Exam Room’ for your visit.

This is a great way we can help you with all your health concerns while at the same time keeping everyone safe.  If you are interested in checking out the technology go to

If you don’t have a computer or smart-phone, and would just prefer speaking to your provider over the phone, don’t worry, we can set up a Telehealth phone appointment for you just as easily.

Remember, your health is important to us and we want to be here for you during these challenging times.


The Staff at Mascoma Community Health Center


 Mascoma Valley Parks & Recreation 
Regional Recreation Update

Click HERE to read the Summer Newsletter




Canaan, NH Fire Department & Emergency Management

Due to the changing situations with COVID-19, our facility will be closed to the public. This has not been an easy decision to make for us but we do feel it is necessary to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

Please use the online burn permit system if you need a fire permit:

Our meeting room has been closed to all outside use. This does not affect our emergency response.




Thank you for your understanding.



Happening this week:

Full Details and all the upcoming Events available on the Town Website

Sep 5

Goose Pond Art Show & Sale (10 pm - 4 am)

Sep 6

Farmers & Artisan Market @ Town Green (10 am - 2 pm)

Sep 7
Labor Day  

Sep 8

First Day of Mascoma District Schools (7:30 am - 2:30 pm)


Friends of Canaan Village @ Log Cabin/Williams Field (10 am - 11 am)

Sep 9

Food Pantry @ FOM & MTD Garage (4 pm - 6 pm)

Sep 10

Meeting of SMART Recovery @ 44 Roberts Road (5 pm - 6 pm)


Planning Board Meeting @ Meetinghouse Lawn (6 pm - 8 pm)


Free Math Tutoring by phone 781-929-7524 with Paul DeSantis (6 pm - 7:30 pm)

Shop Local:

We hope that more businesses will take the opportunity to let local people know about the services and sales that could be of benefit to Canaan residents.  All ads are free and may include photos.  If your business would like to advertise here, please email a word document (or other editable format) to

Advertising is limited to Canaan Businesses and businesses must present copy that is appropriate to a general audience.  All ads are subject to approval. The Town reserves the right to restrict overuse.

Propane, Heating oil & Kerosene Fuel Delivery
Heating Equipment Sales, Service & Installation
Closed cell sprayfoam insulation, Mini split AC systems, Kohler generators

Owner: Kevin McCullough
Learn more at:




Happy, Grass fed beef for sale by the quarter cow, the half cow or the whole cow.
If interested in information or to place an order, call Pat Bryson at 603-443-2009 or


Auto and Light Truck Repair  ***  State of NH Inspection Station.

941 US Route 4, Canaan, NH


Sierra Bishop



Home, Pet/Animal, Child/Elder Care

Affordable rates for exceptional services 

All your household needs - I can do it all !


Suds Your Duds Laundromat

1182 US Route 4
Canaan, NH 03741

Self-service Laundromat
Open daily 6am- 9pm
Last load at 8pm


The 603 Bakery & Cafe
1182 US Rte 4
Canaan, NH 03741


Serves breakfast, baked goods, hand-held sandwiches, specialty beverages, smoothies, bagels, and more.


Travel Cuts, LLC


Tonjia Glascock

(603) 523-2226


"Let ME Come to You"

Hair cuts in your home:  providing services for people that are disabled, have limited mobility or have limitations that keep them from leaving their residence.  Will travel in a 50 mile radius of Canaan.  Plan a "Hair Cutting Gathering" of five or more people for a haircut and I will reduce the price of each by $5.  Punch card discount system available.

Hours are Monday thru Friday 6am - 6pm but can be flexible if needed. 


For More Information:


Mike Samson, Town Administrator:
523-4501 x 5

Cathy Stark, Web Site & Communications:
523-4501 x 8

Our Website:


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