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Administrative Assistant Needed

The Town of Dorchester Is seeking a self-motivated problem-solver who has excellent written and verbal communication skills to fill the position of ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to the Board of Selectmen. This position is multi-faceted and requires the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Must be proficient with computers, organized, and able to multi-task. Knowledge and understanding of RSAs and municipal matters a plus. Position is part-time, under 30 hrs/wk, and includes attendance at bi-weekly evening meetings. No benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Resume may be emailed to .

Licensed Forrester Needed

The Town of Dorchester Is seeking a licensed forester. Must be licensed, have experience helping municipalities with yield taxes, and have conservation forestry experience. Please email to schedule an interview.

Temporary change of office hours for Select Board and Planning Board

Monday 9am-12pm
Tuesday 9am-12pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9am-12pm
Friday 9am-12pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Firewood Assistance

If you need firewood assistance, contact the Friends of Mascoma via

Food Pantry

A food pantry is open now at 9 Mechanic Street in Canaan behind Canaan Hardware. The pantry is open to any resident of Enfield, Canaan, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton. Hours of operation:

Mondays 5-7 PM
Wednesdays 11 AM-1PM

Proof of residence required. You can shop once a week.
Call: 603-306-7831

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Dorchester Notes

A local Dorchester resident currently publishes a monthly newsletter which we are happy to share. Click here to view the latest edition.

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Upcoming meetings

All meetings are in the Town Hall unless otherwise indicated.

Conservation Commission
May 17, 2016
7:00 PM

Selectmen's Meeting
May 19, 2016
6:30 PM

Events Happening

Play Mascoma Valley
The Mascoma Valley Parks and Recreation are offering spring and summer events. Click here to learn more.