• Hanover Senior Planner Vicki Smith talks with Barrett Williams, of Thetford, and his son Carter, 10, as they reach the front of the line to receive special deer management permits at the town offices in Hanover, N.H., Wednesday, August 30, 2018. The town distributed 100 of the free permits from New Hampshire Fish and Game. Each allows the taking of two antlerless deer within designated deer management areas in Hanover which include, but are not limited to, Oak Hill, the Trescott Reservoir Lands, Velvet Rocks and Mink Brook. Officials cited an increase in cases of Lyme disease, damage to residential landscaping and overbrowsing of native plants as reasons to reduce the deer population in town. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Friday, August 31, 2018