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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....
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Congressional Delegation
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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.






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NOTICE: Restoration of Involuntarily Merged Lots (more...)
 
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New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

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

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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.
Click here to go to their website.
 
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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


NOTICE
If you own real estate lots that were involuntarily merged by municipal action, you may be able to have those lots restored to their pre-merger status.
 
Your property may qualify if... (more)


Office Closures
On Monday, July 4th the Selectmen's Office and the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office
will be closed for the holiday.

On Wednesday, July 13th the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed.

 

New Hampton Honors the Loss of Firefighter/A-EMT "Doug" Clement



 
 
 
Tuesday’s funeral service was a fitting end to a very painful week for our community, and especially New Hampton's dedicated First Responders.  We are sure that the support shown to Firefighter Clement's family and the New Hampton Fire / EMS Department from local businesses and community groups will be a source of comfort in the weeks ahead as the healing process begins.
 
Doug was a valuable member of the department who would do his utmost for those in need.  Doug had a larger than life personality and could always be counted on for a light hearted remark when it was needed most.
 
In his almost 20 years of service as a Firefighter/Advanced EMT, Firefighter Clement responded to calls for service throughout the Lakes Region as part of the Lakes Region Mutual Aid System.  His passing is not only a loss for New Hampton but for our region as a whole.
 
Neil G. Irvine, Chairman of Selectmen
Nathaniel H. Sawyer, Jr., Selectman
Kenneth A. Mertz, Selectman



Donations can be made payable to the “New Hampton Firefighters Association” in memory of Douglas Clement.
 


 

New Hampton Fire Department Receives Award

Pictured above L-R: Town Administrator Barbara Lucas, Selectman Neil Irvine, Fire Chief Michael Drake, department personnel - Jamie Brown, Kyrsten Brunt, Kendall Hughes and Ingrid Heidenreich

On May 17th, during Emergency Services Medical Week the New Hampton Fire Department was awarded a Unit Citation "In recognition of excellence in patient care on 1/24/2016" by LRGHealthcare at their annual award banquet which honors units and individuals who distinguished themselves during the past year.  The department worked together to convince a resident to be transported to the hospital with a failing heart.  The patient later commended the department for their effort in saving his life.  Recognized for their service was Kevin Lang, Kendall Hughes, Doug Clement, Matt O'Neill, Steve Marsh, and Jamie Brunt.


 
Resident Recognized by CADY Organization




The CADY (Communities for Alcohol and Drug-Free Youth) Board awarded the first Mary R. Cooney Restoring Futures Award to long-time volunteer Bob Pollock.  This award was established  to honor a CADY volunteer who is dedicated to the CADY  mission and has made a personal commitment to our region’s most vulnerable youth.




Click here to read the recognition.


Mary R. Cooney & Bob Pollock

 
Full-Time Job Opening
NEW HAMPTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
FULL-TIME JOB OPENING
FOR TRUCK DRIVER/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
 
Candidates should possess a New Hampshire Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B, with a DOT medical card (or able to obtain one within 90 days). Heavy and light equipment operation experience. They should have knowledge of road construction and related equipment and be able to perform manual tasks related to highway maintenance, as well as general vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance.  Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test, medical examination and background check will be required.
 
Includes employee benefit package.  Pay commensurate upon experience.   A job description is available on line www.new-hampton.nh.us . 
 
Interested and qualified persons can obtain an application at the town office or submit a resume to:  Attn: Public Works Department at the Town Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH 03256, no later than 4pm on June 30, 2016. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Seasonal/Temporary Job Opening
NEW HAMPTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING
SEASONAL/TEMPORARY POSITION FOR
TRUCK DRIVER/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
 
Candidates should possess a New Hampshire Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B and some equipment operation experience. They must be able to perform manual tasks related to highway maintenance.    This seasonal temporary position from June - September 2016 will be 3-4 days a week, 10 hour days.
 
Interested and qualified persons can obtain an application at the town office or submit a resume to:  Attn: Public Works Department at the Town Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH 03256.  The position is open until filled. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 
Temporary, Part-Time Opening at Transfer Station/Recycling Center
TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON
Public Works Department
 
The Public Works Department has an immediate opening for a Temporary, Part-Time employee to work in the Transfer Station/Recycling Center, June through September, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and additional time if needed.  Please submit a letter of interest with a completed employment application which can be obtained at the New Hampton Selectmen’s Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH or call and one can be mailed to you.  The completed application can be returned to the Selectmen’s Office during normal business hours, Mon-Fri., 8:30 to 4PM.  The position is open until filled.
 
New Hampton is an equal opportunity employer.
 
For Sale by Sealed Bid

NOTICE
FOR SALE BY SEALED BID 

 
The Town of New Hampton is accepting sealed bids for a 1985 Ford LN 9000 Fire Truck  with a 6V92 Detroit Diesel Motor Turbo Charged 350 HP, 7 speed Spicer Standard Transmission, 1000 gallon Poly Water Tank, 1000 Gallon per minute Waterous Midship Pump (passed pump test in 2015), 2-person cab, tire size 12R 22.5 and Mileage: 28,389. 
Click on each to see additional photos of the truck:  Photo 1     Photo 2      Photo 3
 
The Board of Selectmen will consider bids for this item.  Interested bidders are advised to inspect the truck and equipment prior to submitting their bids.  Separate envelopes shall identify each item by number and must be clearly identify it as a “Sealed Bid for 1985 Fire Truck”.  All bids must be received in the Town Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH  03256, by 4:00 PM on June 30, 2016.  If mailed, the bid submission should be in similarly marked separate sealed envelope to protect against the bid being opened in error. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in a bid, as it deems to be in the best interest of the Town.  Bids will be opened at 7:00 PM at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on June 30, 2016.
 
Truck will be sold as is, where is.  The Town makes no expressed or implied warranties beyond the face thereof, including, but not limited to suitability for use, merchantability or fitness for particular purpose.
 
The truck can be viewed by appointment.  Call the Fire Department at 744-2735.
 
Historical Society's Museum Opens June 25th
 
Our museum is opening a display of old bottles this summer, and we are hoping to have some old bottles from folk in the community.  If you do have a bottle with a story, please call Carole Curry at 744-9798 about lending or donating them to us to enhance our collection.  

Our display, entitled “Message in a Bottle”, will feature bottles of all types from ink wells, perfume and medicine to ancient gin and whiskey.   Information and books about collecting and identifying bottles will be available.  There is so much history hidden in old bottles.  Many were found in the walls of houses in New Hampton and other towns.  There is nothing quite like going on an “old bottle dig”!
 
The Museum on Dana Hill Road will be open this summer on Saturdays June 25th through August 27th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.  Please stop in on Old Home Day when we will be open all day. Visits may also be scheduled with our Curator, Carole Curry, by calling 744-9798.  Drop in sometime and see how the museum has developed over the last ten years.  There have been many folks who have lived in New Hampton for decades and yet have never been in to see our collections.  Recently, I came across this quote: “If you don’t know where you have been, then you won’t know where you are going.”  Come in and see where we have been in our town, New Hampton!

Hope to see you there, 
Carole Curry, Curator


 
Selectmen's Meeting Schedule
PUBLIC NOTICE 
TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON
 
Town Office Meeting Room
at 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton
Thursday evenings, 6:30 PM
 
The Board of Selectmen will be holding their regular Public meetings every other week during the summer months beginning in May.  The following dates will be when the Board of Selectmen will meet.  Meetings are subject to change as additional dates may be added. 

May 19, 2016
June 2, 2016
June 30, 2016
July 14, 2016
July 28, 2016
August 11, 2016
August 25, 2016
*September 8, 2016
 
*Beginning September 8, 2016 the regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meetings will meet every Thursday evening.

 
Low & Moderate Income Home Owners Property Tax Relief
The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.

An eligible applicant for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is:
  • Single with adjusted gross income equal to or less than $20,000; or
  • Married or head of NH household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and
  • Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and
  • Has resided in that homestead on April 1 of the year for which the claim is made.
Applications for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief are accepted only during the statutory filing period - after May 1, but no later than June 30.  The law allows 120 days for processing from the date of receipt of your completed application.

Forms are available at the Town Office or can be filled in or printed from the NH Dept of Revenue website at http://revenue.nh.gov/assistance/low-moderate.htm.

 
MORE TIME AVAILABLE TO SIGN THE PETITION
INTERVENER STATUS BEFORE THE SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE (SEC)
The Board of Selectmen will be filing for intervener status to ensure they can present further information and testimony to the SEC regarding burying the utility lines instead of overhead towers.  They will also be meeting with other towns in this effort.  We will keep you advised of future meetings.
 
WE STILL NEED MORE SIGNATURES TO SEND THE MESSAGE:
“BURY THOSE LINES !!
 
We are still receiving petitions and plan to submit them to the SEC.  We have received more 700 signatures on the petition.  Our goal is 1,000. If you reside in New Hampton, own property, own a business or work here we welcome your signatures!   If you haven’t already signed or know anyone that hasn’t signed the petition please encourage them to stop by the town office or print a copy of our website, sign it and send it in.
 

Click here for the NORTHERN PASS PETITION.
 
How you can add your name and address to the petition:
  • Petitions will be available at the Town Office during normal business hours.  Please stop by and sign it, or take copies to others who may wish to add their name.
  • If you live out of town, or have a busy schedule, print the petition by clicking on the link above, sign it, and return it to the Selectmen’s Office.Several property owners and residents have sent in copies of the petition with just one or two names on it.
      
IMPORTANT:  If you wish to help us obtain signatures be sure to use these petitions, exactly as written, ensuring that names and addresses appear on the same piece of paper as the wording in the petition.
 
Please return all signed petitions  to the Selectmen’s Office, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH  03256. 


For those of you that do not support this project at all, on April 13, 2011 there was a vote of New Hampton residents and property owners who overwhelmingly approved a Resolution which stated that the town objected to the project as proposed with 80 foot to 130 foot towers along our hillsides!  The project continues to move forward.

As stated on the website for the Northern Pass project, Forward NH Plan, the redesigned Northern minimizes impacts by using existing transmission corridors and public roadways. Northern Pass in August unveiled a modified route that includes an additional 52 miles of underground technology that eliminates the potential for visual impacts in and around the White Mountain National Forest.  The proposed Northern Pass line crosses the Canadian border in Pittsburg and heads south, where it runs mainly UNDERGROUND before reaching Bridgewater, where the line returns to OVERHEAD as it continues through New Hampton and further south.

Map of the proposed project through New Hampton.
 
Public Information Sessions Held for Northern Pass
The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) held five Public Information Sessions, Jan. 11th in Franklin, Jan. 13th in Londonderry, Jan. 14th in Laconia, Jan. 20th in Whitefield, and Jan. 21st in Lincoln.

Under state law, Public Information Sessions were held in each county in which the proposed facility is to be located within 45 days of a project’s application being accepted. Similar to the Public Information Sessions held last September, they gave residents another opportunity to participate in the state approval process.

“The purpose of the public information session is to provide the public with information on the proposed Project, to provide an opportunity for comments and questions from the public, and to explain the process the Subcommittee will follow in reviewing the application,” as stated in a public notice issued by the SEC.


Additional Northern Pass information can be found further down on this homepage.
 
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.


 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement is Available, July 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the proposed Northern Pass project.  The Northern Pass project team has posted updated project information including a link to the EIS in the Northern Pass Project Journal at:
http://blog.northernpass.us/2015/07/21/northern-pass-statement-on-the-issuance-of-draft-environmental-impact-statement/

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its alternatives to be studied on the Northern Pass Project.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has devised this comprehensive list of alternatives. These alternatives to the proposed project will be analyzed as part of DOE's draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). DOE plans to issue its draft EIS by December of this year.

Click here for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0463) Scoping Report Alternatives Addendum, May 2014

In June 2013 Northern Pass proposed a new route consisting of 160 miles with eight miles of it being buried in the North Country.

Click on any of the following for further information:


Police Department Activity
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