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Atkinson




AROUND TOWN

Town government: Three-member Board of Selectmen. Chairman Paul A. Sullivan. Town Hall, 603-362-5266.

Green space: More than 350 acres of conservation land, hiking trails, a canoe-launching ramp at Big Island Pond, plus community recreation area with fields for baseball, softball, field hockey, tennis courts, covered picnic area and public restrooms. Tyke Towers playground at Woodlock Park, Pope Road; Community Bird Garden at Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St.; Town center, Academy Avenue.

Recreation Community Center, 603-362-5531. Commission chairwoman, Patti Mangini.

Animal problems: Animal Control Officer Warren Seckendorf, 603-362-4739.

In emergencies: The town is part of the statewide 911 emergency service.

Police Department, Police Chief Philip V. Consentino, 603-362-4001, atkinsonpolice.us

New Hampshire State Police, 1-800-525-5555 (in-state emergency), 603-271-2575 (non- emergency), nh.gov/safety/nhsp

Fire Department, Fire Chief Michael M. Murphy 603-362-5611.

Senior citizens: Elderly Affairs director, Philip V. Consentino, 603-362-4001.

Vic Geary Center, regional senior citizen center, hot lunch program, Meals on Wheels, 603-382-5995.

Recycling: Curbside collection of recyclable goods every other week includes bundled newspapers and magazines. Please do not use plastic bags to bundle newspapers because plastic cannot be included and the entire package will be rejected. Check with Town Hall for your neighborhood schedule.

Recycling Center, Pope Road, next to Woodlock Park Recreation Area. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m. Accepting clean aluminum cans, cardboard and glass beverage containers sorted by color. For disposal of white goods, metals and stumps, and demolition materials, brush and metals dump is on Pope Road behind the parking lot. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information, Town Hall, 603-362-5266. For requirements, permits and fees, see town-atkinsonnh.com

Permits and licenses: Dogs must be licensed by April 30. To register a car, boat or dog, obtain a marriage license, dredge and fill permit, and register to vote, contact Town Clerk Linda S. Jette, Town Hall, 603-362-4920.

Building: Building Inspector Robert Jones, Code Enforcement Officer James Kirsch. Planning Board administrative assistant is Shirley Galvin. Planning Board chairman is Susan Killam, 603-362-5761.

Paying taxes: Tax rate is $15.49 per $1,000. Assessed value is equal to 85.3 percent of fair market value. Taxes collected July and December. Tax collector is Debra L. Desimone, Town Hall, 603-362-5357.

Family: Family Mediation and Juvenile Services, 16 Academy Ave., 603-362-9957.

Library: Kimball Public Library, 3 Academy Avenue, 603-362-5234. Preschool and summer reading programs. kimballlibrary.com

On the Web: town-atkinsonnh.com

SCHOOLS

Atkinson Academy Elementary, 17 Academy Avenue, Principal Heidi Webster, 603-362-5521.

Timberlane Regional Middle School, 44 Greenough Road, Plaistow, Principal Michael Hogan, 603-382-7131.

Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow, , Principal Charles Coker, 603-382-6541.

Timberlane Regional superintendent is Dr. Douglas B. McDonald, Plaistow, 603-382-6119.

CHURCHES

Baptist: Pentucket Baptist Church, 6 East Road, the Rev. Frank Haggarty, 603-362-5006. Sunday services are 11a.m., 6 p.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Wednesday bible study, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Congregational: Atkinson Congregational Church, 101 Main St., Rev. Paul H. Dionne, Associate Pastor Rev. William Wildman. Sunday worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m., September to mid-June. Summer worship, 9 a.m. Office hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 603-362-5519.

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