PUBLIC HEARINGS: Monday, August 7th

The Select Board will be hearing from the public and property owners regarding the removal of dead trees on Baer Road, Sligo Road and Old Mill Lane at 6:00 PM at the Town Hall. 

Following the Public Hearing on the removal of dead trees, the Select Board will open a public hearing (at approximately 6:15PM) regarding recently announced disbursement from the State of an additional $30 million in highway funds per SB 38.

Update on Town Culvert Projects

The Select Board has signed a contract agreement with Parker and Daughters (Pittsfield, NH) to replace the culverts on Willey St and Pine St and to repair the drain pipe at the lower mill.

Construction is scheduled to start on Willey St on Wednesday, August 1 and then proceed to the lower mill about two weeks later; Pine St will be the third and last construction site with no current estimated start date.  The relevant sections of Willey and Pine Street will be closed to traffic during construction; residents will be able to access their driveways throughout.

The project is being funded by financing from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development and by the town’s culvert reserve fund.

Traffic Advisory: Silver Street & Somersworth Road

Paving will start late next week on Silver Street from Route 4 (via Short Street) to the intersection of Rollins Road. Somersworth Road will also be paved next week. The approximate dates are Wednesday, July 26th – Friday, July 28th. Expect delays in those areas and seek an alternate route during that time.

Rollins Road will be paved as well but not until late August. More specific dates are not yet available.

Continental Paving is contracted to do this work on behalf of the State of New Hampshire because these are State roads.

FYI of Construction projects happening in Rollinsford.

 You may notice many activities going on in Rollinsford recently.

Please plan ahead.

• Willey Street will be closed to traffic starting July 17th. ( est time is 2 weeks)

• Paving by NH DOT is continuing on Somersworth Rd., Rollins Road, and Silver St. 

• Later this summer Willy St will have culvert work done as well as the Lower Mill will also have drainage work.

 

 

 

Fashionable Folks at the Wentworth House

From the corsets and crinolines of the Victorian age to the streamlined styles of the Roaring Twenties, women’s fashions were dramatically transformed. “Fashionable Folks: What New Englanders Wore,” a new exhibit at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House, tracks the many changes in taking place in women’s clothing over the course of a century.

Featuring over 40 garments dating from the 1830s through the 1920s, the exhibit is open for visitors from 1 to 4 pm on Sundays until mid-October. Guided tours of the house are also available. Admission is by donation ($5 is suggested), and is free for ARCH members and children under 16.

Maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH), the circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH and hosts living history events, exhibits, and school and youth programs. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

Strafford Regional Planning Presentation

Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Report

Monday, July 17th

6:00 PM at the Town Hall

The Select Board welcomes Kyle Pimental, Principal Regional Planner at Strafford Regional Planning, to give a presentation before the weekly Select Board meeting about the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission’s Report.