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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
Click here to access
(Vehicle Registrations, Dog Licensing and Vital Records requests)

TAX COLLECTOR ONLINE SERVICES
Click here to access
(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: 

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



Job Opportunity

CHIEF OF POLICE
The Town of New Hampton is seeking applicants for the position of Police Chief.   The Police Chief reports directly to the Board of Selectmen and oversees a department of five full-time employees and one part-time with an annual operating budget of approximately $650,000.  Current department personnel include one full-time sergeant, one full-time Detective and three full-time patrol officers, one part-time patrol officer and a part-time administrative assistant.

Minimum Qualifications Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration, or related field with course work in management and budgeting. Currently holds full time certification or have the ability to receive said certification by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council.  At least ten years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement and crime prevention; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be available 24 hours a day.  Although the position is largely administrative and supervisory in nature, the Chief also completes patrols and responds to calls on a regular basis.  The Police Chief is required to live within a reasonable radius of the community.

Applicant must pass all pre-employment requirements to include background checks, polygraph psychological testing and a medical exam. 
  
Job Description          Standard Town Application Form
 
Submit five (5) copies of application letter, resume and standard town application form to the New Hampton Board of Selectmen, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, NH  03256. 
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications.   Competitive salary and benefits DOQ/DOE. EEO Employer.

Deadline:  4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2018

 
Open Air Farmers Market Coming to Town House

Every Saturday, 9am to noon, beginning June 9th.
This will be held at 86 Town House Road, New Hampton

Supporting and showcasing local New Hampshire goodness.

For further information click on each side of their flyer: Side 1     Side 2
 
Change in Hours for Selectmen's Office
Please be advised of a change
to the Selectmen's Office hours on Thursdays.

Office Hours are now:
Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Smokey Get a Face Lift


The Fire Danger sign at the Fire Station has had some upgrades, Smokey got a new coat for the summer and got some red flags to wave too.  The red flags are to warn people not to burn as there is an extreme fire danger due to weather conditions (strong winds, low humidity, high temperatures).

 
Daily Fire Danger
 
Click here to go to the NH Division of Forest & Lands website to monitor daily fire danger.
 

Lake Host Positions

The Lake Winona Improvement Association has paid Lake Host positions.

Click here for further details.

 
Chinese Mystery Snail



WANTED
THIS INVASIVE EXOTIC ANIMAL
HAS BEEN FOUND IN SOME WATER BODIES IN THE LAKES REGION!
Imported from Asia, the Chinese Mystery snail is not native to our waters.  Detrimental to the health of the lake, this animal reproduces rapidly out competing native species for food and habitat adversely affecting the food chain and native eco-system. Additionally, it can host numerous parasites which may be harmful to humans.

Click here for the flyer with further information.

 
Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief
Taxpayer Assistance - Low and Moderate Income Homeowners 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 -
Click here for the fill-in form
Click here for the form to print and complete by hand.

For Online Claim Status Check, Historical Data, and FAQ"s go to the NH Dept of Revenue website at http://revenue.nh.gov/assistance/low-moderate.htm.

 
BEWARE - IRS Scam Affecting Belknap County

A sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. 

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a gift card or wire transfer. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

Click here to be redirected to the IRS website with further information on scams.
 
Promotion
Pictured left to right - Officers Tyler Hazel and Steve Marsh, Detective Joshua Tyrrell, Chief George Huckins
 
Congratulations to Officer Joshua Tyrrell who received a promotion
and was sworn in as Detective on March 29th. 





 

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.

 
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  
 

 
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

 
Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

Month of March         Month of April

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