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Phone Numbers
Town Administrator
603-744-3559
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
603-744-8454
Public Works Department & Transfer Station
603-744-8025
Non-emergency Police Dept.
603-744-5423
Non Emergency Fire Dept..
603-744-2735
For all other numbers....
See the individual department and board/commission pages



TOWN CLERK ONLINE SERVICES
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(Vehicle Registrations, Dog Licensing and Vital Records requests)

TAX COLLECTOR ONLINE SERVICES
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(Tax Payments)




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Welcome to the
"New Hampton
Connection"

About the Connection,
and how to sign up


Click here to read current
and past Connections...


Congressional Delegation
Click here to be redirected to the nh.gov website to get information on New Hampshire’s Representatives.

Executive Council – District 1
Click here to be redirected to the nh.gov website Executive Council webpage.

New Hampton’s Legislators
Click here to be redirected to the NH General Court’s website to get information on New Hampton’s Senator and Representative.


QUICK LINKS:
 
Tapply-Thompson Community Center
Recreational Opportunities and Events
 
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
Gordon-Nash Library
Access their new "Online Catalog" by clicking here to be redirected to their website.
 


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 December Safety Educator (more...)

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

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

Introducing the new "Belknap House" (more...)

Track Your Ballot (more...)

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

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)
 
VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS ITEMS...


New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

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

Click here for Trail Guidelines

Facebook page and facebook page disclaimer

 



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



Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NEW HAMPTON PLANNING BOARD   
PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
Town Office, Second Floor Meeting Room
6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH
 
First Hearing: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 7:00 pm
                    Snowdate:  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:00 pm
**Second Hearing (if necessary): Tuesday, January 9, 2018–7:00 pm
                   Snowdate:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 7:00 pm.
 
The New Hampton Planning Board will hold the First Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to discuss the following amendments to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance.

1.  Amend Article V, Section R - allowing an apartment in an accessory building, such as a garage.  All Districts that allow a single family dwelling shall allow an apartment or accessory dwelling unit by special exception.
2.  Add to Article XIV definitions for Structure and Accessory Structure. 
Click here to read the proposed language for items #1 and #2 above.                                      

3.  Add language to Article V General Provisions, new Section S. – to clarify that an accessory structure is permitted on a lot without a principal /primary structure, if it is compatible with the permitted uses in that District and complies with all other regulations (if applicable). 
Click here to read the proposed language for item #3.                                                        

4.  To remove the General Parking Regulations in the Village District under Article IV, Section F(9) and in the General Provisions section under Article V, Section B(2) amend the off street parking regulations for Residential, Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Places of Assembly and Other Business and Commercial uses for all Districts.
Click here to read the proposed language for item #4.                                                     

5.  Replace Article V, Section P, on Buffers with regulations to address Screening and Buffers between residential and non-residential uses, along State of NH surface waters and adjacent to wetlands.These regulations also include: Vegetative green space to be a minimum of 50% of the site; Dumpster locations shall be screened with fence and storage areas shall be fenced or screened from on-site or adjoining parking areas. 
Click here to read the proposed language for item #5
  
** If necessary, the second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7pm, if substantive changes are made at the first public hearing.
 
The full text of the proposed zoning amendments is also available for public review at the Town Office and Public Works Department.
 
Volunteers Help to Shape the Future of the Kelley-Drake Conservation Area
A Special Place in New Hampton

Community volunteers have been working all summer and fall to clear cellar holes and build hiking trails at the Kelley-Drake Conservation Area in New Hampton.  This fall the trails system was laid out by Lew Shelly, Snowhawk, LLC, and since then volunteers have been diligently working to clear brush and blowdowns, build rock steps, water bars, cribbing and cutting switchbacks along the steep terrain of the hillside. The area is open year-round and is not only ideal for hiking, but also snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting or just enjoying a walk along the old stone walls and open meadow.

The Kelley Drake Conservation Area signifies the origins of New Hampton. In 1775 Samuel Kelly (1733-1813) brought his wife and two young sons from Exeter, NH to New Hampton and built a log cabin adjacent to Kelly Pond (now known as Pemigewasset Lake).

Click here to read the article resident Gordon DuBois wrote for the Laconia Daily Sun about this conservation area in New Hampton.

 
Winter Sowing of Seeds
 
Resident and New Hampton Garden Club’s Master Gardener Theo Denoncour has provided information on ways start seeds outdoors in mid-winter in our area.  This is winter sowing, which allows nature to decide when to germinate the seeds.   Winter sown plants are strong and stocky and naturally hardened off.

Click here to read Mrs. Denoncour’s article (including links to additional information). 


 
2018 Dates for Budget and Deliberative Sessions

Town of New Hampton
Budget Hearing: Thurs., January 11th at 7:00 PM – Town Office 2nd floor meeting room, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road.
Snow Date: Mon., January 15th (same time and location as above)
2nd Budget Hearing, if necessary: Wed., January 17th at 7:00 PM – Town Office 2nd floor meeting room, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road.
Snow Date: Thurs., January 18th (same time and location as above)

 
Deliberative Session: Tues., February 6th at 7:00 PM – Fire Station, 26 Intervale Drive
Snow Date: Wed., February 7th (same time and location as above)

2nd Session Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13th at the Town House.

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Newfound Area School District
Budget Hearing: Fri., January 12th at 6:30 PM – Newfound Regional High School
Snow Date: Sat., January 13th (10:00 AM and same location as above)

Deliberative Session: Sat., February 3rd at 10:00 AM – Newfound Regional High School
Snow Date: Mon., February 5th (6:30 PM and same location as above)

 
2017 Tax Rate Has Been Set
The NH Department of Revenue has set New Hampton’s Tax Rate at
 $19.04 per thousand dollars in assessed valuation.

Tax Rate Breakdown

 
           2016                   2017         
Municipal/Town $6.65 $6.50
County $1.15 $1.10
School (State portion) $2.21 $2.20
School (Local portion) $7.99 $9.23

Click here for the NH Dept of Revenue's Tax Rate Breakdown for the town.

We anticipate the tax bills will be mailed on November 22nd with a due date of December 29, 2017.
 

Fall on the Pemigewasset River




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


 

Seeking Volunteers

Town Committees, Boards and Commissions are looking for new members.  We are currently in need of residents willing to serve on the Planning Board and Heritage Commission.  Please click on the Board and Commission overview below to learn how you can contribute to your community and the time commitment involved with each.

Overview of each Board and Commission

We are also looking for a representative to work with Lakes Region Planning Commission on the Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection planning and collection days in July and August.

Interested residents may complete the Volunteer Interest Form below and submit it to the Selectmen’s Office.

Volunteer Interest Form  
 

 
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!!
 

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.

 
 

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 November

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