LOCAL SERVICES

Car Repair/Towing
Orford Servicenter 603-353-4555
Pierce Enterprises 603-353-4356
Tony’s Auto Body 603-353-4793

Churches
United Congregational Church of Orford
603-353-4897, Rev. Jane Elizabeth Wilson
Worship at 10:30 am Sundays

Orford-Fairlee Food Shelf – located at the Fairlee Town Hall
Non-perishables and Frozen foods can be dropped off at the Fairlee Town Hall
Non-perishable only can be dropped off at the Orford Town Office and Orford Congregational Church
For more information, please contact Georgette Wolf-Ludwig at the Fairlee Town office at 802-333-4363 or 802-333-0187

Orford Cares – for more information, please see the box below

Rubbish Removal
Floyd’s Rubbish Removal 603-353-4240

Transfer Station – off Townshed Road, Orford, NH
Open Saturday’s from 8am – 11am for trash collection and recycling
White Kitchen bags $3 each, 30/33 Gallon bags $4 each, and Contractor bags $5 each
Please note: anything heavy may be charged an additional fee at the discretion of the attendant 

2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Schedule

Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 9:00 AM – Noon
Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover Street (off Route 120)

Saturday, June 3, 2023 – 9:00 AM – Noon
Newport Highway Garage, 449 South Main Street (Route 10 S)

Friday, July 14, 2023 – 9:00 AM – Noon
Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover Street (off Route 120)

Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 9:00 AM – Noon
Newbury Highway Garage, 50 South Road (tricky location–watch for signs: Route 103 to Village Road to South Road)

Saturday, September 30, 2023 – 9:00 AM – Noon
Lebanon High School, 195 Hanover Street (off Route 120)

ORFORD CARES

We are in this all together and now may need each other more than ever.  In that vain, we want you to know there are Orford neighbors who are available to assist with errands such as grocery shopping, picking up medications and other needs that may come up.  For assistance, please respond to this email, [email protected], or contact our Administrative Assistant, Esther Marsh at the Town Office 353-4889 or via email [email protected].

Every Tuesday from noon to 5:00 p.m., there will be bags of fresh produce available in front of the United Congregational Church of Orford.  All are welcome to help themselves at no cost.  This service is provided by Willing Hands, a non-profit agency serving the Upper Valley distributing free, wholesome food to neighbors in need.

The Fairlee-Orford Food Bank is open by appointment.  Contact Georgette, Cell 802-333-0187, or leave message at Fairlee Town Office 802-333-4363, Ext 1.  Also, Wings Market will take phone orders and deliver; Fairlee store # 802-333-9790 or Thetford Store # 802-785-2163.

Please do not be shy to make that call for assistance.  Please share the above information with friends and neighbors who may not have access to a computer and our listserv or Orford’s website. This will be posted at the Orford Post Office as well.

Please respond to [email protected] or contact Esther if interested in volunteering during this difficult time, indicating activities with which you would be interested in assisting. Thank you.

Take care and stay well. Orford Cares (Jenny Littlewood, Carol Boynton, Eva Daniels and Ann Green)

2024 Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Days

Sat, May 4th – DHMC Lot 27, 52 Labombard Road, Lebanon
Sat, June 1st – Claremont Highway Garage, 8 Grandview Street, Claremont
Fri, July 12th – DHMC Lot 27, 52 Labombard Road, Lebanon
Sat, August 3rd – Sunapee Highway Garage, 621 Route 11, Sunapee
Sat, Sept 28th – DHMC Lot 27, 52 Labombard Road, Lebanon

Lebanon, NH Solid Waste Permits

On August 7, 2023 the City will be offering 15 & 30 gallon customized purple trash bags.  Locations will be announced where these bags will be sold.

  • For all Non-Lebanon Residents.  Punch cards will ONLY be able to be used until December 31, 2023.  Beginning January 1, 2024, non-Lebanon residents who bring waste directly to the landfill will be required to dispose of bagged waste in customized purple trash bags, and to pay for other forms of waste via credit card.
  • Beginning January 1, 2024, credit cards will be the required form of payment to dispose of all non-bagged itemized or scale-weighed bulky waste.  Residential loads will no longer be estimated for weight and will be required to be weighed by use of the scales.
  • Residential users of ALL communities will be required to have an updated permit issued through the new online platform.  Applications for updated permits will be open when the new software is launched (date to be announced) but will not be effective until January 1, 2024.  ALL USERS are asked to apply for their permit as soon as the application becomes available.
For more information please click on the link below to the Lebanon Landfill click here

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Electricity
New Hampshire Electric Coop 1-800-698-2007
Public Service of New Hampshire 1-800-662-7764

Propane/Fuel Oil
Dead River Company 1-800-788-3002
Thomson Fuels 1-802-222-3330

Telephone
FairPoint Communication 1-855-828-7813
Topsham Communication 1-802-439-5325

Television
Dish Network 1-855-471-8007
Direct TV 1-877-841-8936
Topsham Communication 1-802-439-5325

Internet
FairPoint DSL 1-855-828-7813
Topsham Communication 1-802-439-5325

Banks
Ledyard National Bank 603-640-2704
Mascoma Savings Bank 1-888-627-2662
Wells River Savings Bank 1-800-371-2361
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank 603-747-2735

Real Estate
Lang McLaughrey Real Estate 1-802-333-4701
Martha Diebold Real Estate 603-795-4816

Fuel Assistance Program

If you or someone you know is having trouble paying for heat during the winter season, the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) may be able to provide some relief.

The Fuel Assistance Program is New Hampshire’s arm of the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which is funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services. While the Department of Energy administers the program, the on-the-ground work is done by local Community Action Agencies with whom the Department contracts.

As funds become available, the Fuel Assistance Program provides benefits to qualified New Hampshire households to assist with heating costs. The Fuel Assistance Program can also help households during a heating emergency by securing an emergency delivery of fuel, delaying a shut-off notice, or referring clients to another source of assistance.

Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be paid back.

Fuel Assistance benefits range from $158 to $1,575, depending on household income and energy costs. Benefits are calculated taking into account household income, energy costs, number of heating degree days within a region, and housing type. This targeting allows FAP to provide those households with the lowest incomes and the highest energy costs with the highest benefits. (See the eligibility guidelines.) The average benefit is $889.00. Fuel Assistance benefits are not counted as income when applying for other assistance programs.

How to Apply

To apply for Fuel Assistance, contact your local Community Action Agency (CAA) to set up an appointment or to learn more about the application process.

Other Resources

  • The Electric Assistance Program provides income eligible customers with a discount on their monthly electric bills.  The Weatherization Assistance Program assists those low-income households most vulnerable to high-energy costs and without the means of making cost-effective energy conservation improvements to their homes.
  • Even if you find that you are not eligible for either FAP or WAP, you may still be able to save money on your energy costs through other programs. See our Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives page for more information.
  • SAFETANK Financial Assistance Program– Financial assistance is available to help eligible New Hampshire homeowners repair or replace aging home heating oil storage tank systems.

Website Links

Swim with a Mission
Swim with a Mission (SWAM) raises awareness and support for programs that directly support and serve Veterans and their families. Click on the link for more information on their fund raising activities and events.

About Assisted Living
Our missions at AboutAssistedLiving.org is to help the disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully. We have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options, financial support, and free resources that are available in every state.

Keys to the Valley
Safe and affordable places to live are key to the long-term success of our region. The Keys to the Valley Initiative seeks to help address the this critical issue and lead to action.

Step up Parents

The mission of Step Up Parents, a non-profit group,  is to provide financial assistance and support to grandparents and other relatives who have stepped up to raise the children of parents with substance abuse disorder.

Click here to learn more about this group
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Upper Valley Ambulance

The Upper Valley Ambulance is a pre-hospital service whose primary focus is to provide high quality emergency care to our nine member towns. Our organization is committed to providing efficient, prompt and creative transportation systems both on a local and regional basis. We will meet the ongoing healthcare needs of the communities that we serve, and strive to provide total customer satisfaction. We will be proactive in seeking new opportunities to fulfill this mission.

Become a member of the UVA – Your continued support “Helps Us Help You”
Contact UVA or the Town of Orford for an Application

Membership Facts
The Cost is $50 per household * The principal subscriber and all persons claimed as dependent on your most recent Federal Income Tax return residing in our normal call area will be covered under this membership *  Upper Valley Ambulance, Inc. reserve the right to bill any available third-party insurance agency * Additional donations are tax deductible * Medicaid patients already have full coverage for services covered by Medicaid
Membership Advantages
Unlimited local Emergency Transport twenty-four (24) hours a day within our coverage area * Membership income has helped offset increased expenses to UVA, maintain a lower tax rate and helps members who use our services * Member discounts are given for all local emergency services to cover any deductible or co-payments

Health & Wellness Initiatives

FamilyWize Health & Wellness Initiative gives individuals, families and employees the tools they need to better afford their prescription medication.

Our mission is to improve people’s lives by providing access to affordable prescription medications.  We were founded by Dan and Susan Barnes in 2005 to help people in the Lehigh Valley.  Susan was a nurse and saw too many people come in, get prescribed medications, and never be able to afford them—so they created FamilyWize.  We work with United Ways, American Heart Association, Mental Health America, National Council on Aging, and local organizations and government agencies like yours to help bring this free assistance to people who struggle affording their medication.  Through our collaborative efforts over 15 million people have been able to get needed medication.

The health and productivity of your community is important to both of us and we believe that the FamilyWize Prescription Savings card could be a great resource to add to your county’s wellness initiatives. The program includes a free prescription savings card, optional monthly health and wellness tips, and a drug price lookup tool that makes finding the lowest price locally very easy.

  • Average savings of 45% for most FDA approved prescription medications
  • Anyone can use the free card—there are no eligibility requirements, paperwork or administrative work
  • Patients simply present the card to their pharmacist when purchasing medications and they will receive the lowest price available to them: the negotiated FamilyWize discounted rate, retail price, or insurance price, if they have a health plan.

More information about FamilyWize  and how to apply for your free Drug Discount Card can be found at FamilyWize.org

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