Read the Mayor's Inaugural Address of January 1, 2014

On January 1, 2014, an Inauguration Ceremony was held for the Mayor and newly elected City Councilors.  At the ceremony our newly elected officials were sworn into their respective offices.  Mayor Lane read the following Inaugural Address:

"I would like to welcome you all here today and thank you for coming as we begin the 2014-2015 session of the Keene City Council. 

First, I would like to thank those members of the staff who are here and in particular, Patty Little, City Clerk, Tom Mullins, City Attorney and John MacLean, City Manager.  It is only with their assistance and direction that the city runs smoothly and the policies of the City Council are accomplished.

Next, I would like to congratulate all those who have been sworn in to serve on the new City Council and in particular, our 3 new Councilors, Sheryl Redfern, Emily Hague and Randy Filiault.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with them for the future best interest of the City.

Keene has seen many accomplishments during the past 2 years.  We have continued our investments in our roads; sewer and water systems, Robin Hood Dam, lower Washington Street, Railroad Street, Grove Street, Winter Street, Summer Street and School Street have all been rebuilt or are currently underway.  The new Central Fire Station and the new Cheshire County Court House are now open for business.  The Keene District is no longer sharing this space as it did for the past 30 years. We have worked diligently this past year to mitigate the impacts of flooding on Beaver Brook as we face the realities of changing storm patterns in Keene"....READ MORE