Historic Homes of Main Street
A Walking Tour
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1–4 pm
New Hampton Community Church, on Main Street
NEW HAMPTON – The New Hampton Historical Society has developed a walking tour scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 4 pm, of the historic homes of Main Street. Two structures along the route have been designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Several generous homeowners will open their homes for a rare look at interiors.
The Society, volunteers, friends, and residents of Main Street have been working over the past several months to gather historical information about these homes, such as the names of the original owners and the roles they played in the history of New Hampton.
The self-guided tour begins at the Gordon-Nash library located at 69 Main Street and provides ticket holders with a map and guidebook about the historic and architecturally interesting homes found on Main Street.
DATE: Saturday, June 1, 1 to 4 pm. (rain date June 8)
LOCATION: Start at Gordon Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton, NH 03256
COST: Tickets are $10/per person, for sale only on the day of the tour, at the library.
CONTACT: Gordon DuBois at firstname.lastname@example.org; 603 279-0379 or Stacy Nowaj at email@example.com; 603 677-2885
New Hampton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, June 1st
The New Hampton Garden Club will hold its annual sale featuring plants, baked goods, and garden related items on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Rossi's Restaurant on Route 104 in New Hampton. Come and check out our plants - grown and nurtured just for you, our delicious, homemade baked goods and lots of unique treasures to enhance your gardens.All proceeds help to support the many gardens and projects sponsored by the club.
Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office Closed
The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be closed on Friday, June 7, 2013, for the purpose of attending a Town Clerk's meeting.
2013 Reassessment / Revaluation
This year the Town will perform a Statistical Revaluation to update your current property assessment. In the budget approved in March the voters authorized the necessary funds to perform the reassessment of properties.
This statistical update is a verification and analysis of all market sales to maintain proportionality by an update of assessments on all properties based on the property sales study. Verification of sales should include confirming the existing property record card, with a physical inspection of the sale property to determine accuracy and making any needed corrections. This reassessment is to ensure the assessments are uniform, equitable and is the only way to be sure that the taxpayer is being taxed fairly and is taxed the same as other comparable property.
The statistical update/revaluation is underway for 2013. Commerford, Neider and Perkins (CNP), our contracted assessing firm for the revaluation, will be inspecting recently sold properties and performing a sales analysis to be used in determining property values for New Hampton properties. Notices will be sent this summer to advise you of the new assessment and meetings will be scheduled if you wish to discuss the valuation of your property. The new tax rate and new assessed values will be seen on the December 2013 tax bill.
Click here to learn more of what the statistical update/revaluation process is all about?
NH Department of Revenue
Low & Moderate Income Homeowner's Property Tax Relief
Form DP-8 is now available at:
Forms are also available at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Selectmen's Offices.
The filing period is May 1st to June 30, 2013.
2013 Town Warrant Results
Click here for the results to the Second Session of the 2013 Town Meeting, held on Tuesday, March 12th.
Go to http://www.sau4.org/ to be redirected to the Newfound Area School District home page where you can see the Newfound Area School District Warrant results.
*The New Hampton SUBWAY has relocated from one location on NH Route 104 to another just a couple hundred feet down the road. SUBWAY now occupies the prior FSB bank location in Exit 23 Plaza. Renovations were completed last week and they reopened on March 6th!!!
*At the February Planning Board meeting, site plan approval was granted to Lakes Region General Hospital to open a medical practice. In the same Exit 23 Plaza on NH Route 104, Lakes Region General Hospital has begun extensive interior renovations and will open their medical office on or about June 1st , with Monday – Saturday hours. We are looking forward to LRGH opening medical offices at this location on NH Route 104.
*New Hampton School is beginning two major construction projects that will transform the physical plant and create a swirl of activity on campus over the next 18 months. Construction of the Ralph S. O’Connor ’44 House began on February 12, and the restoration of historic Meservey Hall on the main academic row will begin on May 25. The O'Connor House will be ready for use for the 2013-2014 academic year. Meservey Hall will reopen its doors in the Fall of 2014. The general contractor for both projects is CCI and the architect is Samyn-D’Elia Architects of Ashland.
New Hampton Oral History Project
Historical Society to capture New Hampton's history
New Hampton Historical Society Oral History Project
STORIES FROM A SMALL GORE OF LAND
The New Hampshire Humanities Council has awarded the New Hampton Historical Society a grant for training and consultation in a year long project to capture and record the oral histories of town residents. Jo Radner, Ph.D., former professor of American history at American University in Washington, D.C. will serve as the consultant for the project. The New Hampton Historical Society wants to capture their town’s history through its stories, traditions and culture from the voices of the people who lived that history. By looking back we can better understand the roots our town’s history.
Over the next several months board members Bob Curry, Gordon DuBois, Pat and Manfred Hoertdoerfer will be facilitating discussions with individuals who are willing to share their stories about life in their community. People's stories will be recorded on video tape and archived at the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton. If you are a long-time resident of New Hampton and would like to be interviewed for this project you may call Gordon DuBois at 279 0379.
Police Department Activity
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Northern Pass Project
The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected an integrated team of professionals from three environmental consulting firms to prepare the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing the Northern Pass Presidential Permit application. This integrated team is composed of SE Group www.segroup.com , Ecology & Environment www.ene.com, and Lucinda Low Swartz www.lucindalowswartz.com.
A description of the Northern Pass NEPA contractor team is now posted on the EIS website, along with the Memorandum of Understanding and disclosure statements concerning preparation of the EIS.
CURRENTLY THE "NORTHERN PASS” APPLICATION IS BEFORE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. In response to public requests, DOE reopened the scoping period on April 15, 2011. The reopened scoping period ended 60 days after this date on June 14, 2011. DOE has extended the scoping period to a date as yet to be determined beginning June 15, 2011.
You may submit public comments several different ways: You may mail, call, fax or email them to:
Senior Planning Advisor
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20)
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
NORTHERN PASS WILL MAKE APPLICATION TO THE STATE SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE THAT DESCRIBES THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE PROCESS: WWW.NHSEC.NH.GOV . YOU WILL FIND CONTACT INFORMATION AND THEIR JURISDICTION DESCRIBED UNDER RSA 162-H:1-20 Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation.
Please be advised that the State deemed that this project was to be reviewed by the NH State Site Evaluation Committee, which means the town may not review the project for compliance with local regulations.
Click here for the members of the NH State Site Evaluation Committee