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Troy 2015 – the details

Troy 2015:  From Keene Sentinel 4/10/2015
Zip code: 03465  Population: 2,145  County: Cheshire  Area: 17.7 square miles

Town Hall: 16 Central Square, 242-7722, selectmen’s office hours: to be determined

Selectmen meet Mon. 5 p.m.

Town clerk and tax collector, 242-3845, Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tues. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 12:30-7 p.m.

Tax Rate: $35.10

Registered Voters: 1,312

Fire Dept.: Chief, Mark D. Huntoon.; 911, non-emergency 352-1100; 242-7759

Police Dept.: David B. Ellis Jr.; 911, non-emergency 242-7992

Town Clerk: Marcy R. Johnson; deputy town clerk, Ralph E. Heald

Administrative Assistant: None

Tax Collector: Marcy R. Johnson

Planning Board: Meghan Allyn, Jon S. Collins, Francis H. Fournier Jr., Curtis C. Hopkins, Robert G. Luopa, Henry Underwood. Alternate, Janet L. McCullough

Budget Committee: Allan B. Bailey, Rebecca Hackler, Bert W. Lang, Lisa Marie Stearns, Robert Stearns, Mikel Steadman, Richard H. Thackston 3rd, Sydney Walsh

Zoning Board of Adjustment: Jeffrey L. Beal, Hebert A. Drugg Jr., Charles G. McLeavy, Beth A. Richardson, David W. Rollins, Tom Walsh

Moderator: Richard H. Thackston 3rd

Road Agent: James E. Dicey

Recycling Center: Quarry Road; Fri. noon-4:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 242-3500

Public Schools: Troy Elementary, Monadnock Regional High in Swanzey

School board: Monadnock Regional District representatives: Scott Peters, Lisa Steadman

State Representatives: Bruce L. Tatro, D-Swanzey; Marjorie J. Shepardson, D-Marlborough

State Senator: Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford

Selectmen: Chairman Howard M. Sheats Jr., William T. Matson, Gideon L. Nadeau Sr.

Library: Gay-Kimball Library, Main Street, 242-7743,

Hours:  Tues. 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Wed-Thurs. 1:30-7:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Librarian, Catherine Callegari

Churches: Christ Lutheran, Immaculate Conception, Trinitarian Congregational, Troy Baptist

Parks & Recreation: Sand Dam Recreation Area, a softball field on Marlborough Road, many miles of snowmobile, skiing and off-road trails

Major Businesses: Surrell Accessories Inc., Troy Arctic Cat, Inn at East Hill Farm

Points of Interest: Veterans Memorial Monument, the former Troy Mills, views of Mount Monadnock, Cheshire Railroad Depot

Background: The first settlement here occurred in 1762; by 1815 the community had grown so much that it sought its own incorporation. Troy is a small township made up of parts of Marlborough, Fitzwilliam, Swanzey and Richmond.

Troy Mills Inc., which started making horse blankets in the mid-1800s, served as the backbone of the town’s economy for nearly 100 years. It declared bankruptcy in late 2001 and ceased operations in 2002. Woodenware, pottery and fine building stone were also once the products of Troy industries. The town hall, built in 1813-1814 near the rail-fenced common, was originally the village meeting house. Troy enjoys some superb vistas of nearby Mount Monadnock.