Norton Brook Cemetery Opening on May 1, 2024


Keene’s new Norton Brook Cemetery – including a Natural, or Green Burial section, is opening May 1, 2024.   The new town-run cemetery is near the bottom of Spruce Hill, the corner of Rts. 9N and 73.  It is next to the town’s original Norton Cemetery, where the first burial was in 1838.   That cemetery is essentially full, and is now closed except for those families that have already contracted for burials there. The new 11-acre cemetery is divided into three sections:  one for Green Burials, one for traditional casket/headstone graves, and a third for cremation remains.   Keene’s Green Burial [...]

Norton Brook Cemetery Opening on May 1, 20242024-04-22T15:03:47+00:00

Town Update: Watching the Eclipse From Marcy Field


Marcy Field is a great spot to view the eclipse with plenty of room to spread out, and it’s free to the public! General parking is located at the hiker shuttle parking lot on Airport Road Those with limited mobility will be allowed to park closer to the main field at the Holt House lot on Route 73 Attendants will be on hand to help direct traffic Portable toilet facilities will be available, but no additional services will be provided With substantial snowfall expected in the region this week, please prepare for wet and muddy conditions.

Town Update: Watching the Eclipse From Marcy Field2024-04-22T15:03:20+00:00

Town Update on April 8 Total Solar Eclipse


The town has taken the following steps to help manage the expected traffic on Eclipse Day.  No one knows exactly what the weather will be, or how many people will pass through Keene or stop to view the eclipse here, so we have tried to prepare as fully as possible. You can pick up free Eclipse Viewing glasses at the town hall. Marcy Field is our public viewing area.  Parking will be in the hiker parking lot off Airport Rd. Parking for people with limited mobility will be at the Holt House.  We will have glasses available here as well. The [...]

Town Update on April 8 Total Solar Eclipse2024-04-22T15:03:35+00:00

Road Work: Chapel Pond Area


Starting today, March 6th, the DOT is installing temporary signals on Route 73 between Chapel Pond and Roaring Brook falls for emergency slope repairs. The signals will be there 24-7 for an estimated 3 weeks. The road will not be closed. It will be open to one-way alternating traffic.

Road Work: Chapel Pond Area2024-03-06T19:06:34+00:00

Keene Energy Benchmarking Report From NYSERDA


The Town of Keene's recent Energy Benchmarking Report produced as part of Keene's ongoing participation in the NYSERDA Clean Energy Community Program is attached for public review. Benchmarking Report (pdf)   Details from NYSERDA: Communities that complete at least four high-impact actions earn initial Clean Energy Communities designation and are eligible to apply for grants to fund additional clean energy projects. Earn points for high-impact actions your community completes. Once your community earns a certain number of points, it becomes eligible for 1 to 5-Star Designations and larger grant awards.   Go to NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities page for more information [...]

Keene Energy Benchmarking Report From NYSERDA2024-03-01T14:15:35+00:00

Apply For a Community Enhancement Fund Grant!


The first cycle of Community Enhancement Fund awards is about to start.  If you have a project or program that may fit the goals of this grant, please consider applying.  We also need 2-3 community members to serve on the award committee.  If you are interested in serving on the award committee, please send a letter of interest to the town hall.  If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit an application that includes a detailed description of the project and a detailed budget.  A final report with receipts, photos, and a brief write-up of the completed project will be [...]

Apply For a Community Enhancement Fund Grant!2024-03-01T13:21:33+00:00
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