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New Hampton Village Cemetery Association
PO Box 363,
New Hampton, NH 03256

The New Hampton Village Cemetery Association is a volunteer group that is comprised of members who have a stake in the NHVCA. 
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Privacy Policy
Updated: 12/10/2019
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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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New Hampton Transfer Station Hours
Mon......8 am - 4 pm
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Sat........8 am - 4 pm

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Transport Central
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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.
Click here to see the Mid-State Transport (MST) flyer with information on services provided to seniors and disabled persons or if you would like to volunteer.
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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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New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

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Health Tips
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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

2020-2023 Full Cyclical Revaluation

Town of New Hampton News Release

     New Hampton has contracted with the assessing firm of Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC (CNP) for the four-year revaluation of property for the Town of New Hampton.  They continue to visit all of the properties in the town, but will do so in sections.  The Maps to be visited in 2021 are R04, R11, R16, R17, R19, R20, U01, U07 & U17.
     If the homeowner is not home, the appraiser will leave a notice stating that they visited the property and measured the buildings, and also indicate that the homeowner will receive a letter in the future, which will provide information regarding the interior inspection process.
     Due to the continued issues with COVID19, the data collector may perform an interior inspection if both parties are comfortable with doing so and a mask will be worn by both parties. An interior inspection typically should not take more than 10 minutes. No property will be entered unless there is someone 18 years of age or older at home at the time of the visit. They will be looking for information such as: quality of construction, year built, functional utility, condition, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type of floors, type of interior walls, and type of heat.
Completing the Revaluation Process 
     In the late fall of 2023, the final values will be set for all properties based on the current market conditions at that time.  Each property owner will receive a letter with their new assessed value and detailed information regarding taxpayer hearings if there are questions or concerns regarding the value. Once these hearings have been completed the new valuations will be used to generate the new tax rate and tax bills.  If a property owner is still aggrieved by their value, they may then file an abatement with the town by March 1st, 2024.
Halloween in New Hampton
Sunday, October 31st
Trunk or Treat and Haunted Maze are 4:00 pm to dark
Regular Trick or Treat hours are 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm


We would like invite you to a Trunk or Treat and Haunted House at the Public Safety Building (24 Intervale Drive) on October 31st 2021 from 4:00 PM until dark. Trunk Or Treat will be to the rear of the building and the haunted house will start at the back of the police department. The New Hampton Police and Firefighters Association will be sponsoring these events.  We invite all town residents that want to offer you cars for the Trunk or Treat to arrive between 2-3 PM to park and decorate your cars. Please park to the rear of the building along the far edge of the parking lot. Regular Trick or Treat throughout town will be from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Admission to the Haunted House is free but donations are appreciated and any proceeds will go to local charities.

Road Closures and Delays

Beginning on Monday, October 18th and depending on weather, paving on the following roads will begin between the hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
This will take a minimum of 3 days. 
Drake Road
Sinclair Hill Road
Pinnacle Hill Road (from Sinclair Hill Road towards Meredith)
Hillside Drive
Ridge Road

Eversource to Begin Line Rebuild in New Hampton

Eversource is starting preparation work for the line rebuild between New Hampton and Franklin.  Residents should anticipate activity in and around the Eversource right-of-way.  

Click here to go to a link for the project website.

Police Dept 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.  Each officer makes an initial donation as a “buy in” to participate.

Please support Police Chief Tyrrell, Sergeant Cremin, Corporal Killam and Officer Kuc who are fundraising for The Granite State Children's Alliance on JustGiving by clicking here.

The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center provides assistance to all of Belknap County. We work with them on a dozen or so cases a year on everything from children in the homes of domestic violence to felony sexual assaults. They also provide medical and counselling services to victims and support to families. They are an amazing resource.

Go to to learn more about this organization.

Town Seeking Contractors for Snowplowing
The Town of New Hampton Public Works Dept. is seeking proposals from contractors for the 2021-2022 season to perform snowplowing, sanding and salting of town roads, parking areas, etc. as designated by the Public Works Director. 
Successful contractor 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 (when 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 policies and contract call the Town Office at 744-3559 and one will be mailed to you, or you may pick it up at the Town Office.
Proposals shall be in a sealed envelope and marked “Town of New Hampton Request for Proposal (RFP) Winter Road Maintenance” 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 are due by 4:00 PM, November 3rd, 2021
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 4th, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Job Opening in the Highway Department

The Town of New Hampton has an opening for a
Laborer/Transfer Station Attendant/Truck Driver
40 hour a week full-time position with the Public Works Department in support of the day-to-day operations for both Highway and Transfer Station. The work schedule will include Saturdays at the Transfer Station/Recycling Center and will include operating a skid steer and backhoe. 
Must be able to perform manual tasks related to highway maintenance, solid waste handling and plowing and sanding.  Sanding and snowplowing experience is a plus.  CDL-B preferred but willing to train to obtain the CDL-B within 12 months of hire.
This is a non-exempt full-time position with benefits.
Interested and qualified persons can obtain an application at the Town Office or click here to download the application.

Send completed application and resume to:  Town of New Hampton, Attn:  Public Works Department, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH 03256.  This vacancy will remain open until the filled.
The Town of New Hampton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opening in the Town Office

Vacancy for Assistant Town Clerk/Tax Collector
The Town Clerk/Tax Collectors’ office is accepting applications for a part-time Assistant Town Clerk/Tax Collector. Applicants for this position must be a New Hampton resident. 
Candidate must have a strong background in bookkeeping and familiarity with computers and common software programs, as well as other standard office machines. The individual must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and have 1-2 years of documented experience in general office practices.  The ability to work cooperatively in a small office environment, dealing with the public, is essential. 
The average work week will be up to 30 hours.  Starting wage is commensurate with knowledge, skills and abilities.  The selected candidate must successfully complete pre-employment testing, criminal background and reference check.
This position will remain open until filled.
Please submit a completed application (click here to download the application) and resume, with 3 work references to or:
                                                Town Clerk/Tax Collector
                                                P.O. Box 538
                                                New Hampton, NH  03256
New Hampton is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Job Openings
The New Hampton Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy in the full-time officer classification.  The successful candidate will perform law enforcement services including patrol, investigations, and traffic enforcement in a very pro-active community-oriented department.  Working conditions include external carriers and a lenient tattoo policy, currently working a 5/2 schedule but will revert back to a 4/3 when fully staffed.
High School graduate and State of New Hampshire Full-time Law Enforcement certification from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council preferred.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  This is an hourly position at $20.50 to $23.00 per hour depending on experience and training. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal time. Health & dental insurance plus long and short-term disability also offered. N.H. Retirement with optional supplemental Valic retirement plans.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:
Chief Joshua Tyrrell, 24 Intervale Dr. New Hampton, NH 03256

Any selected applicant will go through an extensive background investigation including but not limited to:
  • Physical Ability Screen
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Medical/Psychological Screen
  • Drug Screen
  • Polygraph Interview
Additional Information available by contacting:
Joshua Tyrrell, Chief of Police at

DEADLINE:  This vacancy will remain open until filled, with applications being reviewed as received. We will continue to accept applications until a qualified candidate is selected to join our Team.
The Town of New Hampton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pemi Outlet

Photo courtesy of Ken Mertz

Historical Society News

We invite you to join us this Summer at our Museum at 30 Dana Hill Road.  We will be open each Saturday through August featuring our special theme "Historical New Hampton Buildings''.  Click on the link below to see "A Short History of the Museum" and visit us to find out more about other historic meetinghouses and prominent Town buildings such as the Village Church and the Gordon-Nash Library.   

Click here for a short history of the museum.

Our scheduled presentations for 2021-2022 feature New Hampshire Humanities' speakers and programs: Glenn Knobluck-Historic and Unusual Weathervanes; Margo Burns-The Capital Crime of Witchcraft; John C. Porter-The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns; Adair Mulligan-The Secrets of Cellar Holes; Jennifer Carroll-The Woman Who Dares; Paul Wainwright-New England's Colonial Meetinghouses.  Our color brochure with additional info and dates will be available soon.  All Programs will be held at the Gordon-Nash Library.
We thank you all for your continued support. 

Update for Transfer Station and Recyclables

Due to favorable market conditions
the Transfer Station/Recycling Center  is now taking #1 and #2 plastics.


Spotting an Online Shopping Scam

The past year we’ve changed our habits and taken more of our shopping online, and scammers have taken notice. Scammers are creating legitimate-looking websites using stolen images and fake promises to take advantage of people purchasing from unfamiliar sellers. Some are even preying on people looking to buy a pet or a big-ticket item, touting fake offers for “contactless delivery” that could leave you empty-handed and out hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Four signs to look for:
  1. Unreal deals. Scammers may lure you in with a deeply discounted offer that seems too good to be true, only to tack on additional fees or communicate backorder status on the item once you make the first payment.
  2. Unknown sellers. Anyone can set up an online shop or post an ad on social media. Legitimate sellers will have no problem doing a Zoom type meeting to let you see what you’re buying, especially if it’s a big-ticket item like a used car or pet. If you are looking for a pet, please consider adopting locally to help ensure a safe experience.
  3. Pressure to buy. Be wary of any seller who pressures you to buy right away or asks you to pay using a digital payment service such as Zelle®, Wire transfers, or Gift cards — none of which provide payment protection.
  4. Bad reviews. Do an online search on the seller, product, and related scams by using terms like “review,” “complaint,” or “scam”. No reviews can be a red flag too. A search for the same product will often return the legitimate item, large differences in price should be questioned.

Gordon-Nash Library Re-opening

Gordon-Nash Library
New Hampton School
69 Main Street, New Hampton, NH 03256

The Gordon-Nash Library celebrated their re-opening  on Tuesday, June 8th. They are now open and ask that you maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings inside the building.

Check out the Gordon-Nash Library website or Facebook page.

Updates to Town Offices, Transfer Station and Police Dept Procedures
We are encouraging customers to continue making appointments to conduct business.  This helps us to advise you on what may be needed to complete your transaction so you don’t need to make multiple trips.  It also allows us time to prepare for your visit and have everything ready when you arrive.  Walk-ins are still welcome but will be taken as time allows, while anyone with an appointment will be taken in first.  At this time the Town Office doors will remain locked allowing us to limit the number of people in the building at any one time.  We will allow up to 2 parties of people into the lobby at one time, and request that you maintain physical distancing.  Following state and federal guidelines we are recommending face masks for anyone not fully vaccinated or if it makes you feel more comfortable. 
Until further notice hours will remain as follows:
Town Clerk/Tax Collector  Mon., Tues., Wed.                8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Call 744-8454 for Appt.       Thursday                              10:00 am to 7:00 pm
                                            Friday – CLOSED
                                            CLOSED DAILY from noon – 1:00 pm
Selectmen’s Office            Mon., Tues., Fri.                    8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Call 744-3559 for Appt.       Wed. & Thurs.                     10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Transfer Station will be accepting recyclables at the window again, except for paper, due to the current market for those items.  This could change based on market conditions.  The attendants will be looking to ensure physical distancing remains in place.
The Police Department is allowing visitors into the lobby, with the recommendation that unvaccinated individuals wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing.

Beware of Scam
Police Chief Tyrrell has advised that there are two scams currently being circulated involving Eversource.
  • One is a demand for past due payments with a threat that a service truck is on it’s way to the residence to disconnect power.
  • The other is telling people they need a meter replacement to continue receiving service and the cost of replacement of $400.00 which they are asking for over the phone.

Honor our Veterans
Fundraiser for Veteran's Memorial


In July an anonymous donor came 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

Gordon-Nash Library Curbside

Curbside is now open at Gordon-Nash Library!

Please see their website,, for reservation instructions.

Renovations to the Gordon-Nash Library are now complete. For news, photos and videos on renovations, etc. visit their frequently updated website ( and to “friend” our Facebook page ( ).

1828 - When the Town House Hosted New Hampton School Events

The History Corner

1828 – When the Town House Hosted New Hampton School Events
One can hardly conceive, at this day, of the scene… There were tinware peddlers, book peddlers and other peddlers, auctioneering off their goods, and you ought to see how they all deserted the moment the music was begun. Then there was on every side a rush to the Meeting House [the Town House]. There were stands, also, where gingerbread, bakers’ crackers, cigars, pipes, plug tobacco, lemonade and new rum were sold.
Here is a lively account of the early days of both the town of New Hampton and its famous school. This was written by NHS alumni, John Wentworth (1815-1888), who went on to Dartmouth, then west to Chicago where he edited The Chicago Democrat for years. He was the Mayor of Chicago and spent six terms in Washington, D.C. as a U.S. Representative from Illinois. John, originally from Sandwich, NH, was an imposing figure at 6 ft. 6 inches – and “Long John” as he was known was always proud that he helped get Abraham Lincoln elected president.
I entered New Hampton Academy in 1828, when I was but 13 years of age. The brick building [Randall Hall] had not been erected yet, and all the farmhouses for a distance of two miles, and perhaps more, were taxed to their utmost capacity to accommodate the constantly increasing number of students. I boarded with Mr. Peter Hannaford, whose house was the second house, and the first two-storied one, on the right hand side of the way as you go from the Town House to the present location of the Institution [the Village]. After I had left for Dartmouth College, the house was struck by lightning and Mr. and Mrs. Hannaford were killed.
The New Hampton Academy exhibition was always an event that was anticipated with a great deal of interest, as being the only occasion when a brass band would come to town. The younger students, who performed the first day, had no “music by the band,” as one day was all that the trustees could afford to pay for. There was no tavern nearer than the present village [on Main Street]. Near each ends of the present Townhouse there was a building occupied differently as a chapel, recitation rooms, etc. The students met in the chapel and formed a procession to escort the trustees, the faculty, invited guests, parents of students and lady students, into the meeting house [the Town House], as it was then called. We marched around the hill, taking as big a sweep as we could so as to give the townspeople the benefit of the music.
There stands the hill now [57 years later - in 1885], with I suppose the old road still maintained all around it, with the old meeting house in the center; all else has gone. One can hardly conceive, at this day, of the scene which that hill presented on such an occasion. There were tinware peddlers, book peddlers and other peddlers, auctioneering off their goods, and you ought to see how they all deserted the moment the music was begun. Then there was on every side a rush to the meeting house. There were stands, also, where gingerbread, bakers’ crackers, cigars, pipes, plug tobacco, lemonade and new rum were sold. To show the difference between the liquor drinkers of those days and the present it is only necessary to say that each stand would have a single decanter holding about a pint and a half, and at three cents a drink not more than half or three-quarters of such a bottle would be sold during the day. There was no such thing as one man treating another in those days.
The farmers near the hill did a thriving business at “baiting horses,” as it was called; a horse was to have all the hay he could eat, and be watered at noon, for “four-pence-half-penny,” or six and a quarter cent piece in English currency. We had not then adopted our present decimal currency. But men who had driven their horses a great distance always thought it for the best to keep their eyes upon the watering part of the contract.
What was called sacred music in the program meant selections from the anthems in the old Handel and Hayden books, from which, in those days, children were taught singing. The singers were the lady and gentlemen students, who devoted much time in previous practice for the occasion.
We spoke in black silk gowns, and I have often desired, since I got my growth, to see how near I could come to donning the one I used at that time.
Chicago, IL, September 25, 1885                                                                       JOHN WENTWORTH

For more information on the history of the town, please visit the New Hampton Historical Society website at
Kent Bicknell
Historian, NHHS
Curator of Special Collections
The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School
July 5th, 2021

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:

August 2021

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