Defending the Frontier at the Wentworth House 

In March 1690, a sudden attack by French and Native American raiders devastated the English settlement along the Salmon Falls River in what is now South Berwick, Maine. As the English, French and Native Americans all struggled for control of New England in the late 1600s, English colonists in the Piscataqua region lived under constant threat of attack. To demonstrate how English colonists defended their homes, historical re-enactors portraying Benjamin Church’s Company of rangers will be encamped at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18.

Considered by some to be the forerunner of today’s US Army Rangers, Benjamin Church’s Company was organized to defend English frontier settlements and used fighting tactics learned from Native Americans to carry out offensive strikes against the French and hostile Indians. In addition to displays and demonstrations of military equipment and tactics, demonstrations of early American home life and crafts will be offered from 10 am to 4 pm on both days, along with tours of the house. A donation of $5 is suggested for adults; the event is free to children and ARCH members.

To understand the conflict from the opposing side, on Saturday visitors may cross the river into South Berwick, where the company of “Les Mousquets du Roi,” French re-enactors from Montreal, along with Penobscot interpreter Ken Hamilton, will be encamped next to the Counting House Museum on Liberty Street.

The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH).  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.

 

Advertisement for Bids: Culvert Work

Proposed Culvert Replacements Willey Street, Pine Street, Lower Mill OutfallTown of Rollinsford

Rollinsford, NH

 

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Proposed Culvert Replacements Willey Street, Pine Street, Lower Mill Outfall will be received at the Town of Rollinsford Town Hall, 667 Main Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869, until 3:30 PM local time on Monday, June 15, 2017, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. Full project details are available online here, or in person at the Town Hall. 

Public Hearing: Site Plan Review for Self-Storage Facility

ROLLINSFORD PLANNING BOARD

ROLLINSFORD, NH 03869

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

JUNE 6, 2017

The Rollinsford Planning Board will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Rollinsford Town Hall to take Public Comment on a Site Plan Review submitted by Alternative Self Storage, LLC, 115 Goodwin Road, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

The application is for a proposed project to construct a self-storage building facility on a vacant parcel at 120 Green View Drive, Tax Map 2, Lot 22-2. The facility as proposed will have seven (7) steel self-storage buildings which will have mostly 10’ x 10x storage units. The facility as proposed will not be manned and will not have an office on-site.

Copies of the proposed plans are available for review at the Rollinsford Town Offices.

Respectfully Submitted,

Myles England

Chairman

Rollinsford Planning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE ROLLINSFORD ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Case #: 17-01

The Rollinsford Board of Appeals will be in session on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall to continue the following appeal:

Herbert LaPanne of 160 General Sullivan Way, Rollinsford, NH is seeking a LOT LINE SETBACK VARIANCE to install a pre-fabricated shed 3’ from the existing lot line where as the Zoning Ordinance calls for 15’.

Case #: 17-02

The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Appeals will be in session on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall to hear the following appeal:

Oak Street Storage, LLC of 163 Cranberry Meadow Road, Berwick, ME is seeking a VARIANCE from Article 5.4.2.a and Table 6.9: Permitted Uses to allow for the construction of a self-storage facility, without sewer or water utilities, in the Country Residential District, Tax Map 3, Lots 37 and 38.

 

Joe Caouette, Chairman

Rollinsford Zoning Board of Appeals

Rec Committee Meetings

Recreation Committee Meetings are scheduled as following: Sunday June 4, 2017

And

Sunday June 11, 2017

All the above stated meetings start at 7:00pm and are held in the conference room of the Town Hall.  

Last Call for Summer Rec T-Shirts

There are just a few more days to preorder Camp Rolly shirts and support the Rollinsford Summer Rec program. These vintage-style “Rolly Army” shirts are $12 each and two for $20. 100% of the proceeds wil go to the Summer Rec program. Join the Rolly Army and support our kids!

We will buy a few extra shirts to sell at a later date, but preordering ensures that you get your size! You can choose from a Children’s size S, M, or L or Adult sizes XS through 2XL. To sign up for a shirt, email us at RecreationCommittee@rollinsford.nh.us

Office Closure

The Select Board Secretary’s Office will be closed Thursdays until August 3rd. If you need assistance with Welfare or assessment cards, please call to make an appointment or stop in during office hours on Monday-Wednesday or Friday. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.