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603-744-5423
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603-744-2735
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Tapply-Thompson Community Center
Recreational Opportunities and Events
 
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Gordon-Nash Library
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Web Site Policy Regarding Information and External Links
The Town of New Hampton website is for informing the residents of New Hampton of civic activities within the town of New Hampton, Newfound area and surrounding Lakes Region area. It is not for soliciting, sales/promotional activities or promoting political agendas. The Town will only allow information and links to county, state, federal governmental agencies, school activities, activities of civic or non-profit organizations and related services that are determined may benefit the New Hampton residents. Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 4/19/2010


DISCLAIMER:
This website does not contain all Town regulations and ordinances. Additional ordinances are posted in the lobby of the Town Office.

The Town of New Hampton has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only. It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the "linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of the Town and the Town is not responsible for or warranty the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. The Town provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town, of the site or any association with their operations.






Latest News: 

State Fire Marshal's September Safety Educator (more...)

New Hampton Historical Society Upcoming Programs (more...)

Take Precautions Against Multiple Diseases Carried by Ticks (more...)

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Free NH Alerts Cellphone App from NHDOS (more...)

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)
 
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New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

New pedestrian trail...Take a nice stroll (more...)

Click here for Trail Guidelines

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New Hampton Historical Society
The New Hampton Historical Society, established in 1945, is dedicated to historic preservation and education. The Society collects and preserves artifacts and information from and about the town of New Hampton.
Website: www.newhamptonhistory.org
Click here to go to their Facebook page. 
 
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In Need of Transportation??
Mid-State Regional Ride Resource Directory lists transportation services throughout NH, connecting people to transportation services in the community. Some services listed are free, some by donation, and some have reduced fees.
 
Go to www.midstatercc.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 
 
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Community Action Program
Your Resource for Healthy Aging – serving communities throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties.
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
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Rural Transportation Services offers door to door demand response transit services through their senior centers. Or become a volunteer through the Volunteer Driver Program.
 
Go to: www.bm-cap.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 


Health Tips
From the NH Dept of
Health and Human Services

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Prevention Guidelines for West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Risk Map for New Hampshire


Tick bites and Lyme Disease Treatment


Newfound Area Nursing Association
Our Mission

  The Newfound Area Nursing Association is committed to providing quality home health care to all families in our communities.

  Our services, programs and clinics are designed to promote quality of life, independent living through treatment and education, a sense of well-being through compassionate care and optimism for improved future health.

Click here to be directed to their website.



Well Testing
Information about water quality testing for private wells - from the N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services



Fall on the Pemigewasset River




Photo courtesy of Ken Mertz - taken from the Central Street Bridge


 

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office Closures

The office will be closed October 18th - 20th for a Conference.
 
Prime Wetland Protection Proposed for New Hampton's Snake River
 
PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

Town Office Meeting Room, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton
  
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Prime Wetland Protection designation for the Snake River in New Hampton. 
 
The Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board and Conservation Commission agreed that this is a very important project for further protection of our water resources.   According to the 2007 Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) of the town, wetlands were noted as a particularly valuable natural resource worthy of protecting. The abutting town of Center Harbor has already designated its half of the Snake River wetland as a Prime Wetland (see https://www.centerharbornh.org/sites/centerharbornh/files/pages/prime-wetlands-report-phase-2.pdf).   The New Hampton Conservation Commission has also secured the permanent protection of three parcels on the New Hampton side.  The Waukewan Watershed Overlay District (WWOD) specifically promotes the protection of water quality of lands within the watershed of this drinking water supply for Meredith:
  • To promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community and specifically of those consumers that depend on Lake Waukewan as the source of public drinking water.
  • To prevent the degradation of water quality to Lake Waukewan and throughout the Lake Waukewan watershed.
  • To protect the sensitive natural resources that contributes to water quality conservation.
  • To guide the nature, intensity and location of development within the watershed to protect water quality.
The Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm for this project.   You are encouraged to attend this meeting.  

Click here for FAQ's regarding the Prime Wetland designation.
Click here for Snake River Proposed Prime Wetland aerial map
Click here for Snake River proposed Prime Wetland USGS map
 
Trick or Treat Hours



October 31st

5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

The Grange in New Hampton

The New Hampton Historical Society will present a program dedicated to memories of the New Hampton Grange No. 123 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton, NH.

Our original program scheduled for this evening included progress of plans to move the Grange building  to another site.  Despite support for this move from the Town and concerned citizens, the building was razed in September.

Peter Gulick, NHHS President, will discuss the history of the Granger Movement of 1867, and the part the New Hampton Grange played. Highlights will be a power point presentation of the history and an auction of a birdhouse made from boards of the old grange hall.

Peter, a graduate of Hobart College, has advanced degrees from Dartmouth College, University of Maine, Orono and Plymouth State University.  He retired from his position as Guidance Counselor at Plymouth High School and before that he taught history at the New Hampton School and chaired the History Department.

Our programs are free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served and fundraising items will be available for sale.

Visit our website at www.historynewhampton.org
 
Drug Take Back Day on October 28th
NEWS RELEASE
The New Hampton Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28, 2017 at the New Hampton Police Department lobby located at the Public Safety Building, 24 Intervale Drive, New Hampton, NH
 
New Hampton, NH – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the New Hampton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the lobby of the New Hampton Police Department located at the Public Safety Building at 24 Interval Drive, New Hampton, NH 03256.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
 
Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.
 
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
 
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website [or add your own information here].

 
Request for Proposals for Contractor Snowplowing & Sanding
 
The Town of New Hampton Public Works Dept. is seeking proposals from contractors for the 2017-2018 season to perform snowplowing, sanding and salting of town roads, parking areas, etc. as designated by the Public Works Director.  Must provide truck with snow plow, sander, and operator.  The contractor must be available on call for snow and ice storms.  The proposals must include a detailed description of the equipment offered and a separated hourly rate for the equipment and the operator. Certificates of Insurance and Workers Comp (if necessary) are required to be submitted with the proposal.
 
If you have any questions call the Public Works Director – Jim Boucher at 744-8025.  To receive a copy of the town’s policy’s and contract call the Town Office at 744-3559 and one will be mailed to you, or you may pick it up at Town Office.
 
Proposals shall be in a sealed envelope and marked “Town of New Hampton Request for Proposal (RFP) Winter Road Maintenance”.  All Proposals are due by 4:00 PM, November 2, 2017 and can be delivered or mailed to: Town of New Hampton, Office of the Selectmen, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH  03256.
 
All proposals received by the required date shall be opened in the Selectmen’s Office, New Hampton Town Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, on November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
 
New Hampton Garden of the Month
The New Hampton Garden Club awards a homeowner the distinction of Garden of the Month. The Club members nominate gardens of residents or businesses to show an appreciation for their hard work and to encourage the beautification of our community.  A sign is placed at the garden for the month for all to see.
 

 
The award for the month of September goes to:
Wally Orvis
Old Bristol Road, New Hampton

 
This old stump at the corner of Blake Hill Road and Old Bristol Road is being awarded the Garden of the Month for September to recognize the re-use of an item to support the art of gardening. 
Well done!!
 

Ballot Inspector Positions Open
 
Are you interested in working the elections in our town? Have you ever wondered how the process works? The Town Clerk’s office is looking for individuals to fill the vacancies for Ballot Inspectors.
Positions open are:
  • Two (2) all day positions open for Democrat
  • One (1) all day position open for Republican
Note: If you are unable to commit to all day, there may be something else available.

What does a Ballot Inspector do?
  1. Mark registered voters on the Checklist
  2. Hand out the Ballots to the voters
  3. Other duties that the Moderator may need done
What do you need to do to become a Ballot Inspector?
  • You need to be a registered voter in New Hampton
Why become a Ballot Inspector?
  • You get to meet the people in your town.
  • It is fun.
Please contact Regina at the Town Clerk’s Office if you are interested. The phone number is 744-8454 or email her at radams@new-hampton.nh.us.
 
CAUTION - Invasive Plant Japanese Knotweed in New Hampton


This perennial can reach heights of 10 feet.  The stems are similar to bamboo and flowers are small and whitish.  It is found in woodland sites, open spaces, ditches, roadsides, and riverbanks.  It is very aggressive and spreads quickly along surface waters and in right-of-ways.  DO NOT MOW.
 
Click here for handout with additional information and ways to destroy the plant.

 
 

Assessing Firm Has Begun Annual Visits to Properties
 
The assessing firm of Commerford Nieder Perkins LLC is in the process of their annual review of properties in New Hampton.  They will be visiting properties to re-measure and re-list assessment data, requesting access to the interior whenever possible to be sure properties are accurately listed.  They will carry photo identification with them and will leave yellow tags on doors to notify residents they have visited their property.  These visits are required by the NH Dept. of Revenue to ensure all properties within the town and the state are being fairly assessed.

Visits will be performed by the following people from the firm:
Jason Bickford (2011 Brown Kia Sportage - Plate #2917412 or 2017 Copper Kia Sportage - Plate #3068247); Joe Jenkins (2013 gray Subaru Impreza - Plate #2346648); Dan Ward (2012 Grey Ford Fusion – Plate #3626602) or John Hatfield (2006 Blue Ford Explorer – Plate #1529373).
 
Permanent Medicine Collection Box Available at the Police Department

If you have unused or expired medications, you now have a way to safely and regularly dispose of them! The New Hampton Police Department is happy to announce the opening of a new permanent medication collection box in the town of New Hampton. The collection box is located in the lobby of the New Hampton Police Department at 24 Intervale Drive.
 

Did you know?? Approximately 70% of those who abuse prescription medications get them from family or friends, often from the medicine cabinet. (SAMHSA, 2006) This permanent medication collection box addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. By taking unused and expired medications out of our community, it significantly reduces the opportunities for misuse and/or abuse.
 
Protect our Groundwater! Flushing medications is NO LONGER recommended! Research shows that certain medications are not thoroughly flushed out during water treatment, and can end up contaminating our groundwater.

The following guidelines apply to the Town of New Hampton Medication Collection Box:
  1. Collection box is accessible Monday & Wednesday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  2. ONLY pharmaceutical drugs are to be placed in the box (prescription or over-the-counter medications).
  3. NO needles, syringes, lotions, aerosol cans, inhalers, or lancets will be collected.
  4. This voluntary collection process is FREE and ANONYMOUS.
  5. The collection box is constructed in such a manner and of materials that make it tamper proof.

Any questions regarding the collection box can be directed to any Law Enforcement Officer at the New Hampton Police Department at 603-744-5423.

For more information on safe and secure storage of medications, and for tips on how to talk to your family about prescription drug abuse, please contact Traci Fowler at Partners in Prevention, an initiative of the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health: www.pipnh.org * 603-528-2145 x1800

 
Boston Post Cane Awarded to Edwin Huckins

Pictured above L - R:  Jeanette, Ed and daughter Judy
 
The Boston Post Cane was awarded by the Selectmen on April 20, 2017.


TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON, N.H.

 A Proclamation
Whereas, the town of New Hampton has transmitted since 1909, to the oldest citizen of the town, the Boston Post Cane; and

Whereas, the town of New Hampton is privileged to be  one of the few towns still presenting the original cane; and

Whereas, it is appropriate for us in New Hampton to continue the tradition of presenting the cane and honoring the recipient;

Now, Therefore, We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of New Hampton hereby proclaim on April 20, 2017 that Edwin C. Huckins, at the age of 96 years, shall be the holder of the Boston Post Cane.

  

Kenneth A. Mertz
Neil G. Irvine 
Mark T. Denoncour
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
 
Situational Awareness Alert - CARFENTANIL
  • Carfentanil has been found in New Hampshire for the first time and is extremely potent.
  • Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid approximately 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
  • Exercise extreme caution: Only properly trained and outfitted law enforcement professionals should handle any substance suspected to contain fentanyl or a fentanyl-related compound. If encountered, contact local authorities.

Click here for additional critical information
 
Public Statement Hearings for Northern Pass
The SEC has announced the days when public comment on the project will be taken. Members of the public that do not have Intervener Status in the proceeding but have an interest in the subject matter of the Northern Pass Project will be afforded an opportunity to state their positions.

The public comment days are June 15, 22, and July 20th, all from 9am-12pm.  To participate, a person must send an email to the SEC as directed in this Notice of Final of Adjudicative Hearings and Notice of Public Statement Hearings.

 
Northern Pass
Click here to read the New Hampton Board of Selectmen's position statement
on the latest plan for the Northern Pass Project
as presented at the Northern Pass Meeting held on 9/10/15,
at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia.


 

Northern Pass Project
 
Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

Month of September 2017

Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks