Eaton, NH

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Welcome to Eaton, NH!!! A small town built around a mountain lake that will not only take you back in time, but will take your breath away. Outside of it's natural beauty, we have some wonderful Inns and businesses that will leave you warm & cozy and wanting to come back for more.

From a piece of heaven,,,,,,,,



EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 2/20/24 447-5635


Come to the Wetlands Conservation Conversation on Thursday, February 29, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Eaton Town Hall. Wetlands trap sediment; promote groundwater infiltration; protect surface and groundwater from degradation; and reduce downstream flooding, erosion, and property damage. These services are critical as we experience more severe storms in a changing climate. Wetlands also provide important wildlife habitats and are a scenic asset of the town.

Come participate in a discussion about wetlands, how they are identified, ways to protect them, and resources such as the National Wetlands Inventory and the NH State Wildlife Action Plan. The program will be presented by Dan Coons, a natural resource scientist at Ilex Wetlands Consultants in Wolfeboro.

This is the continuation of a series of presentations sponsored by the Eaton Conservation Commission with topics including surface waters, forestry, wildlife, stone walls, and Eaton’s Natural Resource Inventory. For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at

Some of you will want to know what positions are taken and vacant as a Public Notice for the Town of Eaton: 1 Selectmen Term 3 years - Dick Fortin; 1 Moderator Term 2 years - vacant; 1 Town Clerk/Tax Collector Term 3 years - Robin Nuccio; 1 Trustee of the Trust Funds Term 3 years - Elaine Klose; 1 Supervisor of Checklist Term 6 years - Bethany Hicks and Nella Thompson; 1 School Moderator Term 1 year - vacant; 1 School Board Member Term 1 year - Susan Wiley; 1 School Clerk Term 1 year - vacant; and 1 School Treasurer Term 1 year - vacant. The Office of the Town Clerk is open on Tuesdays, 8 a.m. until 12 noon and 4 to 6 p.m.

I certainly hope lots of you are coming down to the Eaton Village Store for breakfast or lunch (or both), because Maggie is cooking up a storm. Just this past week she offered Huevos Rancheros, Hungarian Mushroom Soup, and a Tuna Melt, all of which looked delicious. Maggie and her helpers Rachel and MaryAnn, are delightful, friendly, funny, and capable ladies who are so happy to serve you with a smile and a laugh. Don’t miss it.

I’d like to let you know about the voting and Town Meeting this year as things have changed. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open at the Eaton Town Hall on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 3 to 5 p.m. to distribute and receive absentee ballots.

The polls will be open for voting on Tuesday, March 12 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The School Annual Meeting will be held also on Tuesday, March 12 at 5 p.m. at the Eaton Town Hall.

The Business Portion of the Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Town Hall. Because of the discussion of the proposed bonds for renovations of the Town Hall and the Town Garage, this meeting may take a while. Please read up on all the information about these bonds and renovations ahead of time, as we have a lot of decisions to make. Many townspeople have worked very hard to put this all together for everyone to understand and be informed. Thanks to all of you!

When I think of Meg Gospodarek, who died on December 24, 2023, I can tell you what a great person she has always been, what a dedicated and compassionate nurse she was for 34 years, and what joy she found with her family in Eaton (and elsewhere), and her second family at Memorial Hospital. Born to Frank and Mary Gospodarek, who lived in Eaton for many years, Meg and her husband Kevin Maynard loved everything about Eaton and our beautiful surroundings. My deepest sympathies go out to Kevin; to Meg’s children Emily (Phillips) MacRae, and Scott Phillips; to her surviving siblings Beth, John and Rena; to her co-workers and to the wonderful friends she made throughout her life. A memorial service will be held this summer, Meg’s favorite time of year. It will be a time to honor someone whom everyone loved.


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