A "batch" of mosquitoes collected in Candia by Dragon Mosquito Control on September 29th and sent to the state lab has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
This late in the season with evening temperatures below 50 degrees public spraying will not be done due to the short term effectiveness of the treatment.
Local residents are advised to take extra precautions when being outside during the evening hours (dusk till dawn). Clothing with long sleeves and long pants with socks and shoes are recommended. Mosquito repellants should also be used during these peak hours.
The mosquito population has diminished significantly due to the colder temperatures and the single frost that we experienced. Another heavy frost should bring this year’s mosquito population to a close for the season.
If you have any questions please call the Health Department at 603-483-1015.
David R. Murray
Town of Candia
The Cemetery Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing during their next Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 beginning at 6:30 PM in the Town Office Meeting Room at 74 High Street to take public comment on a proposed new Cemeteries Fee Schedule that includes increases in existing fees.
A Public Auction for (4) tax deeded properties in Candia, NH will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10AM. Sale to be held at Candia Town Hall, 74 High Street, Candia, NH. Registration begins at Candia Town Hall at 9AM on day of sale.
Join members of the Candia Conservation Commission at the Hemlock Drive Town Forest for a morning of trail work (rain or shine) from 9 am-12 noon on Saturday, October 17th. For more information, visit Candia Conservation Commission.
SOLAR UP is spearheaded by the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC), in cooperation with Smart Power, NH Sustainable Energy Association and the NH Local Energy Work Group. Candia has selected Granite State Solar as their SOLAR UP partner.
On August 2, 2015, a presentation was given to the residents of the town of Candia regarding the SOLAR UP program. Below you will find the presentation slides, the video of the presentation and the video of the Q&A portion of the presentation.
The Cemetery Trustees, at their July meeting, formally adopted rules and regulations for their conduct of business and for the use of Candia Cemeteries by the public. These are the first set of formal rules and regulations ever adopted for our cemeteries. We welcome public questions and comments. At their August 20th regular monthly meeting, they will be considering the adoption of a formal revised fee schedule for the cemeteries. The public is invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussions.
The Heritage Commission has compiled and published an updated history of the town with an emphasis on residents' personal recollections. The last recorded history was done by the Bicentennial Committee in 1963. The new book begins with the history as it was documented in 1963.
Contributors to the 2014 "Candia: A Sense of Place", were town organizations updating their activities, many Candia residents’ memoirs and Moore School student appreciations of the town. New and old photographs enhance the book.
Copies are available at the Smyth Public Library or Commission members for $15.
The NH Department of Transportation has now completed the Road Safety Audit (RSA) for two of the more dangerous intersections in Candia. These are two of the three corners of the triangle where NH Routes 27 & 43 traffic intersects.
One of those three corner intersections is the “Four Corners” where the state has installed traffic control signal lights, significantly improving the traffic flow and reducing accidents.
The southerly corner intersection, where NH Route 43 traffic between Manchester and the Deerfield area meets Raymond Road, by the entrance to Holbrook Cemetery, is particularly dangerous. Traffic coming from the Deerfield area has to stop and then merge into the traffic coming from the Raymond area going into Manchester. Traffic coming from the Manchester area and going to the Deerfield area has to make a left turn thru that same traffic flow to continue on Route 43.
The easterly corner intersection, where NH Route 27 going from Candia to Raymond has to stop and enter the traffic going to and from Manchester is the least dangerous of the three, but does a poor job of handling turning traffic.
The RSA, a lengthy and comprehensive exercise, was conducted with representatives of the state, the municipality and potentially affected residents last summer. A draft of the results was reviewed by the participants. These final results will now go to NHDOT for design and future construction by the state.
The report and drawing plans of the proposed improvement options can be viewed at the below links.