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Privacy Policy
Updated: 12/10/2019
The Town of New Hampton operates .  This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
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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

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.

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Request for Proposals - Winter Snowplowing (more...)

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New Hampton Historical Society Membership form (more...)

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

Social Day Care Program for Seniors with Alzheimers (more...)

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

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)

New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

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

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New Hampton Transfer Station Hours
Mon......8 am - 4 pm
Wed....10 am - 4 pm
Sat........8 am - 4 pm

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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.
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Community Action Program
Your Resource for Healthy Aging – serving communities throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties.
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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.
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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

Notice of Public Session

The Supervisors of the Checklist encourage citizens of New Hampton to register to vote BEFORE the Election, Nov. 3rd.  We will meet on: Sat., Oct. 24th, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. and Tues., Oct. 27th, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.  If you can't make it on these dates, please make an appointment with the Town Clerk (Mon,Tues,Wed from 8 am - 5 pm, Closed 12-1; or Thurs from 10-7:00 pm, Closed 12-1). 

Thank you,
Cindy Ossola, Mike Dowal, and MaryJo Vien
Supervisors of the Checklist

General Election

To the inhabitants of the Town of New Hampton in the county of Belknap, New Hampshire.  You are hereby notified to meet at 86 Town House Road on Tuesday, the third day of November, 2020.  The polls will be open between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Click here for a sample of the Ballot.
Celebrate Halloween Safely
The Board of Selectmen, after consulting with both Fire and PD, confirm that Halloween will take place this year on Saturday October 31st, from 4pm – 6pm.  We believe we can manage to have a fun night while being responsible, and safe.
Unfortunately, to avoid people congregating, there will not be a “Trunk or Treat” but members of both Departments will be out handing out candy and making sure everyone is safe.
We encourage the following steps to keep yourself, your family and others safe this Halloween:
  • Stay in your own family groups, “your home bubble”, and avoid joining up with others.
  • Maintain appropriate physical distancing on the street and when receiving treats.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it frequently.
  • If you are planning on giving out candy, consider having “goodie bags to go” prepared in advance.  This reduces cross contamination from many hands in the one pot.
  • Wear a mask, but remember costume masks are no substitute for a cloth mask! Make it part of your costume but DO NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask, that makes it too hard to breath properly.
See the CDC website for more information on enjoying Halloween safely this year

Pemi Lake Outlet

Photo courtesy of Ken Mertz

Public Hearing Notice
New Hampton Planning Board 

**Meeting being conducted remotely through the ZOOM app
First Hearing: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – 7:00 pm
Second Hearing (if necessary): Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 7:00 pm

                        Snowdates:  Not applicable; Meetings being held virtually
The New Hampton Planning Board will hold the First Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to discuss the following amendments to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance.

1.   Article IV, Section D – to amend the Table of Uses to add uses by Special Exception and change previously permitted uses to use by Special Exception in the BC2 District.
      Click here for 1. proposed amendment.
2.   Article IV, Section D:5 – to amend the Special Exception criteria to better define the criteria to be considered by the ZBA during Special Exception applications for the BC2 District.
      Click here for 2. proposed amendment.
3.   Article XIV, Definition for “Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)” – adding clarifying language that ADU’s must meet additional life safety requirements as stipulated in State Statute.
4.   Article XIV, Definition for “Bed & Breakfast / Tourist Home” – adding clarifying language that these properties must meet additional life safety requirements as stipulated in State Statute.
5.   Article XIV, Add Definition for “Impermeable Material”.
      Click here for 3, 4, & 5 Definition amendments and additions.
6.   Adding language to clarify that impermeable material is included in the maximum lot coverage calculation for:  a. Article IV, Section A:4v – GR District, b. Article IV, Section B:4v – BI District,
c. Article IV, Section C:4v – MU District, d. Article IV, Section D:4v – BC2 District, and e. Article IV, Section E:4v – BC3 District.
      Click here for 6. proposed amendments.
7.   Amend the Special Exception criteria in each District to remove specific percentage and reference Maximum Lot Coverage, as follows: a. Article IV, Section A:5 vii – GR District,  b. Article IV, Section B:5 vii – BI District, c. Article IV, Section C:6 vii – MU District, d. Article IV, Section D:5 vii – BC2 District, e. Article IV, Section E:5 vii – BC3 District.
      Click here for 7. proposed amendments.
8.   Article XIV, Add Definition for “Private Event”.  Click here for proposed definition.
9.   Article V, Add new Section T – Private Events.  Click here for proposed Section.
10. Article VIII, Section B:5 - adding language to better define the percentage of completion of a construction project.  Click here for proposed amendment.

If necessary, the second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm, if substantive changes are made at the first public hearing.

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Fundraiser for Granite State Children's Alliance
Beards for Bucks

Chief Tyrrell is pleased to announce that, with the support of the Board of Selectmen, members of the New Hampton Police Department are participating in the Beards for Bucks campaign this October in support of the Granite State Children’s Alliance.

Chief Tyrrell, with Officers Kuc and Killam invite you to learn more about the beards for Bucks campaign and the services provided to children of suspected abuse by NH Child Advocacy Centers at and join them in supporting this important organization.
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New Police Chief

Chief Tyrrell being pinned by his wife Robi

The Town of New Hampton is pleased to announce that Joshua Tyrrell has been selected as the Town’s new Police Chief.  Chief Tyrrell is New Hampton’s 10th Chief in 81 years since the position was first occupied by Chief Wallace in 1939. The incoming Chief will be responsible for continuing the departments high level of police services, expanding community outreach and public safety awareness.

Chief Tyrrell, surrounded by his family, was sworn in Thursday night before a large crowd that included members of his Department, officers from neighboring communities, local and State elected officials and members of the community.

Chief Tyrrell stated he was humbled by the level of support for his appointment and belief in him to lead the team at New Hampton Police Department that share his commitment to serving this community.

Ken Mertz, Chair of the Board of Selectmen, said “We had a very robust selection process, Chief Tyrrell competed well and stood out as someone whose philosophy of community engagement and connection to the Town will be important assets for the department and the Town”.

Change in Selectmen's Office Hours

Beginning immediately the Selectmen's Office Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday.... 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday... 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Governor's Proclamation

Due To Fire Danger

…it shall be unlawful for any person in the State to
o   Kindle an open fire, including fires built for camping, the burning of debris, or warming, on all public trails or other public property, excluding public campgrounds
o   smoke a pipe, cigar and/or cigarette outdoors in or near public woodlands or on public trails
o   kindle a category 3 “fire;” a fire greater than 4 feet in diameter or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material
What this means is:
·        All fires are prohibited on public lands, except in a campground
·        Category 3 fires “brush piles” are banned everywhere, public and private lands
·        Category 1 and 2 fires are allowed on private property with a fire permit
·        No smoking is allowed in or near public woodlands or on public trails
Eversource Activity in New Hampton

Eversource will be performing activity in the power line corridor.  It will include wetland delineation and data collection, inspection and treatment of structures, and survey work. 
Click here for further details.
Voting and COVID-19

COVID-19 related registration and voting instructions:

Click here for information on registering absentee (by mail) and voting absentee (by mail).
Click here for the State Absentee Ballot Request form.

Office Hours During State of Emergency

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's new office hours
during the State of Emergency, are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm
10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm

Reminder: make an appointment if your business cannot be done
by phone, online, or through the mail.


Face Masks Required

Please be advised that when you're visiting the Town Offices
to transact any business
we are requiring that you wear a face covering.



To mark this July 4th weekend an anonymous donor has come forward to assist the Town of New Hampton to complete it’s plans for the creation of a memorial recognizing those from our community who have served in the US military.

Donations will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $5,000
Double the impact of your contribution by considering a donation during the Matching Donor Challenge.  Please make your check payable to: “New Hampton Veterans Memorial Trust

Job Opening for Part-Time Employment
The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector is accepting applications for a part-time deputy.  This position is open until filled. 

Click here for further information.

Elevated Wildfire Risk
NH’s dry summer has elevated wildfire risk
With all of New Hampshire experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions, the N.H. Forest Protection Bureau and the N.H. Fire Marshall’s Office are asking all residents and visitors to New Hampshire to pay extra attention to how their summertime activities might unintentionally start a wildfire.

Ninety percent of wildfires in New Hampshire are caused by human factors, including campfires, unattended cooking fires and fireworks. The state experiences 200 wildfires on average each year, with a total of 200-250 acres impacted.

Dry conditions throughout the region have increased the quantity of available fuels that can easily ignite and quickly become a wildfire. A single ember from a campfire or an errant spark from fireworks landing on dried grass, leaves or other combustible items can ignite and become a wildfire that results in property damage, personal injury or even loss of life.

“While summer is a fun season, every year people are injured and property is damaged because of individuals who are not aware that their activities can lead to wildfire incidents,” said State Fire Marshal Paul J. Parisi.  “One of the best ways to help control loss caused by wildfires in New Hampshire is by obtaining a fire permit before you start your burn,” said Forest Protection Bureau Chief Steven Sherman. “Fire permits give local first responders the opportunity to inform the public about current fire conditions in the area and whether or not it is safe to burn that day.”

In New Hampshire, fire permits are required for all open outdoor burning, which includes debris fires, campfires and bonfires. Seasonal permits are available for specific locations that may have recurring fires, such as home fire pits and campgrounds. The permits are available online at
The N.H. Forest Protection Bureau is part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Division of Forests and Lands, which protects and promotes the value provided by trees, forests and natural communities. For more information about the Division of Forests and Lands and the work of its Forest Protection Bureau, visit or call 603-271-2214.

Transfer Station to Begin Some Recycling
 Effective on Monday, June 15th the Transfer Station will begin taking
clean cardboard (corrugated) and cans

We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. 

While the State of Emergency remains in effect we will continue to direct glass and plastic into the compactor with all household trash.   We continue to limit the number of vehicles at the compactor to a maximum of 2.  The “mall” will remain closed for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Gordon-Nash Library Update
September 4, 2020

Renovations to the Gordon-Nash Library are now complete. Students will begin using the facility next week and we look forward to welcoming the larger community soon. NHS is developing curbside pickup for community members and are studying a reopening plan for the health and safety of the larger community. For news, photos and videos on renovations, etc. visit their frequently updated website ( and to “friend” our Facebook page ( ).
Please contact Library Director Jerrica Blackey via email at, or call the circulation desk at 603-677-3740 with any questions.

Bringing the Presence of the Past into the Present
The History Corner
When Ralph Waldo Emerson Spent the Night in New Hampton

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was one of the most famous American philosophers of the 19th century here and across the globe. He was the author of many books and, over his long career, delivered thousands of lectures across the country. “Waldo,” as he was known to friends, was invited to speak to the three literary societies at New Hampton School. Traveling with his daughter, Ellen, he addressed the societies on the evening of June 30, 1875, and spoke at commencement the next day. The Emersons spent the night in the boarding house of Abigail and William Dyer at 36 Main Street (now “Harvey House”). Waldo and Ellen were led in a parade to speak in the evening – and again to commencement the next day. As reported in the NHS Annual Catalogue for 1874-75, The anniversary exercises were made especially interesting and memorable by the presence of one of America’s ripest and ablest scholars, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who listened with manifest interest to the exercises, and expressed his satisfaction to the students in a few simple and beautiful words, at its close.”
After the ceremony, Waldo and Ellen headed north to Plymouth, then and on to the White Mountains for a “vacation” through July 6. We are fortunate to have a detailed account of his visit in a letter that Ellen Emerson wrote to her sister, Edith. They traveled by train to Bristol, which is where the excerpts below begin.
Mr. McIntyre [graduating NHS senior who went on to Dartmouth] received us at Bristol at about five o’clock. He had a carryall for us, and we first drove by one of the finest falls I ever saw – indeed two, one on each side of the bridge… and then through enchanting scenery under a perfect sky for about five miles to New Hampton, where we stayed at Mrs. Dyer’s, a place after my own heart.
A marshal with portentous baton took Father, and a humbler one with pink ribbons on a cane took me, and assigned us our places in the procession, and we marched in unbroken silence with infinite solemnity to the Academy… We were brought with much pomp into the Hall, which was very well filled… The audience was unusually responsive for a country audience, and a universal scream of delight hailed Miss Fanny Forbe’s speech about dress, though Father trembled a little beforehand lest they should be too orthodox and strait-laced to bare it.[In his address, “Social Aims,” Emerson quoted the experience of a woman who declared that being perfectly well-dressed gives an inner tranquility that cannot be found in religion!].     

          Waldo enjoys the morning news       

Waldo and Family in Concord, MA. Ellen is standing on the left
When we had been marshaled home, a pile of autograph-books was brought in from the Academy… The first thing after breakfast the band of music and Academic Procession appeared at the gate and carried us once more to the Hall where they had regular Commencement Exercises till one o’clock. Mr. McIntyre had won our hearts driving us over… He was first scholar and had the Valedictory.

We took the cars in Ashland and left them at the Pemmigewasset House at Plymouth. There we took tea, went to walk, saw a most lovely sunset, and I went to bed before dark you may be sure. The next forenoon we went strawberrying, and right after dinner took the stage for the Flume House. We had the box seat with the driver. The day was perhaps the most heavenly ever seen – clear July glory – and I being dressed for a sleigh ride was able to forgive the coldness of the wind, so there was no drawback, and Father enjoyed every inch of the way and could not have done praising everything. He thinks he never had such a delightful drive.…

We’re to take stage for Franconia at 1:20. We need to spend the night at the Flume House. We have bought a mug and tin-pail that I may go strawberrying. This amuses Father. He almost dies over it… He feels very rich, however, with the New Hampton money, and we are going to blow it out straight and have all the luxuries. He paid for the tin pail with pleasure. 

The next time you are driving down Main Street, imagine a solemn procession, led by a marshal with a baton, marching along with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his daughter, Ellen at the front. Perhaps Waldo might be smiling at the thought of all those strawberries he would be collecting as he enjoyed his honorarium from the Academy - after all, pie was his favorite dish for breakfast!

For more information on the history of the town, please visit the New Hampton Historical Society website at
Kent Bicknell
Curator of Special Collections
The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School
May 4, 2020


BEWARE - Scams Related to Covid-19

Criminals are using concerns about the coronavirus for email and phone scams

SCAM ALERT - 4/14/20, from the NH Attorney General's Office: Stimulas Payments

Avoiding Scams, 3/26/20 - from the NH Det. of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
  1. If you are looking for news or information on the coronavirus, visit known reputable websites like the N.H. Dept. of Health & Human Service, U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization.
  2. Social Media companies are cracking down on ads spreading coronavirus conspiracies and fake cures, some ads may make it past their review process. Remember, it’s best to seek information on the disease from official sources like those mentioned above.
  3. Be on the lookout for phishing emails, which may appear to come from a trusted source. Remember, you can look at the sender’s details – specifically the part of the email address after the ‘@’ symbol – in the ‘From’ line to see if it looks legitimate.
  4. Be wary of emails or phone calls offering unexpected or unprompted information. Also be aware of emails from unfamiliar sources that contain links or attachments. Do not click on these links, as they could be embedded with malware.
  5. Remember, the no Governmental agency or reputable business will call you and ask for your Social Security number, Bank details, PIN numbers / passwords or other personally identifiable information.
In just the past few days we have seen emails advertising:
  • Cures – there is no cure or preventative vaccine.
  • Stock opportunities for companies about to announce a cure.
  • Programs to purchase early disbursement of Federal stimulus money.
  • Free phones for people quarantined at home
  • Charities and Crowdfunding… Don’t let anyone to rush you into making a donation, especially if they want the donation in cash, gift cards or wire transfer.

Guidance on When to Call 911

IMPORTANT: In an effort to assist residents and visitors with the decision to call 911 and/or to go to the emergency department, the State of New Hampshire EMS has created a Public Service Announcement (PSA).  The PSA linked below is an in depth two-minute video available on YouTube.  

2-minute PSA Video Link

Covid-19 Information

Refer to the following reputable websites for up-to-date information:

NH Dept of Health & Human Services -
DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.  Click here to get day by day updates.

NH Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

(CDC) US Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

New Hampton Town Offices
Friday, March 20th
Effective Immediately … The door to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Selectmen’s offices will be locked during business hours, though personnel remain available to serve you by phone, email, mail, or by appointment, as we continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials.  We are taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.  For the duration of the State of Emergency we are implementing a ‘by appointment’ only.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.”

Many of the services of the Town Office, Clerk and Tax Collector can be provided via the internet, mail or telephone.

Please call the appropriate office and we will be happy to assist you:
Selectmen's Office         744-3559
Town Clerk / Tax Collector        744-8454

If after discussing your needs we determine you still need to come to the office we will schedule you an appointment based upon your needs .
  •  If you have traveled internationally in the last 14 days OR have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected of having the Coronavirus
  • You have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath
...please do not come to the Office or attend Public Meetings.  The recommendation of Public Health officials is to isolate yourself at home and call your doctor’s office for advice.


Police Department - Limited Access

We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials, taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community; therefore, effective immediately, the Police Department will begin limiting access to the Public Lobby of the Police Department.  Individuals needing copies of Police Reports, Pistol Permit Renewals, or initial Applications should call the department at 603-744-5423 to speak with an Officer or the Administrative Assistant.

New Hampton Police Department will have officers available to respond to emergency calls, crimes in progress, and preventative patrol within the community.  Department personnel remain available to serve you by phone, mail, or by appointment.  The 24-hour connection to the Dispatch Center is available by using the Call Box located to the right of the department’s front door.

We understand these precautions are not ideal, but we feel they are necessary to protect the public, our employees, and help our agency provide the Town with the best possible police service to keep our community safe and healthy. 

Emergency Orders

State of New Hampshire
Office of the Governor

The following are Emergency Orders pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04:

Order #2 - Temporary prohibition on scheduled gathering of 50+ people and onsite food & beverage consumption.
Order #3 - Temporary prohibition on disconnection or discontinuance of certain services.
Order #4 - Temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosures.
Order #5 - Access to State employment benefits for individual impacted by Covid-19.
Order #11 - Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.
Order #12 - Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A.
Order #16 - Temporary prohibition of scheduled gatherings of 10 or more attendees.
Order #23 - Temporary modification of municipal & local government statutory requirements.


COVID-19...Information for Businesses

(from the NH Dept of Business & Economic Affairs)
The past few weeks have presented challenges not only here in New Hampshire, but all over the world. The Department of Business and Economic Affairs has already heard from hundreds of businesses and we are working with our federal and state partners to bring forward resources to help address the needs of our business community.
I wanted to let you know that we have just launched a one-stop resource for businesses needs during this difficult time and it will be updated regularly.  The following link will direct you to the the website:
Governor Sununu requested a disaster declaration from the US Small Business Administration to speed the delivery and access of federal low interest loan products to New Hampshire businesses.  On March 18, New Hampshire received a statewide declaration of disaster from the Small Business Administration, which means that business in all counties within New Hampshire are eligible for the loan program. More information is available on our web portal (above).
This situation is unlike anything we have seen before.  On the upside, we go into this downturn with many strong economic fundamentals.  Our goal is to do whatever we can to reduce the financial burden facing businesses across this state in hopes that when we come out the other side of COVID-19, we do so in as strong of a position as possible.  I urge you to use BEA and other state resources to help you in this regard.  We will not be able to solve every issue but we are damn well going to try.  I say all the time our strength in this state are our communities, and among the most admirable of those is New Hampshire’s business community.  
I wish you, your families, and your employees the best for whatever is next.  BEA and the State of New Hampshire are here if you need us.  
Taylor Caswell, Commissioner
Department of Business & Economic Affairs

Meredith CAP Office - Temporary Closure

The Community Action Program - Meredith Area Center will be closing as of Monday March 23rd in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) and protect our employees and those we serve in the community.

The Laconia Area Center will remain open, but will not be accepting applications in person.  Call 603-524-5512 for assistance in making a virtual application.

The Meredith Food Pantry will remain open at this time, but in an effort to reduce large gatherings of people please call 603-279-4096 to discuss how your needs can be addressed.

Thank you for your understanding.
Road Surface Management System Report Results

In March the town voted to approve appropriations to perform an inventory and evaluation of paved town roads using a road surface management software (RSMS) to develop a detailed management plan with recommendations for future improvements.  The Lakes Region Planning Commission performed this assessment and created this plan in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation and UNH Technology Transfer Center. Inventory and Assessments were entered into the RSMS software for analysis, prioritization, and generation of repair strategies. Repair strategies and a 10-year budget plan have been prepared in partnership with the town and presented within this report.  This management plan will be used as a tool by the Highway Dept. 

Click here for the results of that report.
Stop the Spread of Japanese Knotweed

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food has provided the Selectmen’s Office with more information relative to Japanese knotweed.  This is a highly invasive plant.  The intent of the information is to modify municipal roadway construction and/or maintenance, and residential and commercial development to help stop the spread of Japanese knotweed as well as managing existing populations.
Click here to see the publication: Preventing the Spread of Japanese knotweed, Best Management Practices.

Click here to see the publication: NH Guide to Upland Invasive Species.

Click here for the invasive species information, control measures, and fact sheets on the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food website.

Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

September 2020

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