Upcoming Select Board Meetings and Cancellations

The Select Board will meet onThursday, June 15th at 2:30pm in Non-Public Session to review elderly exemptions and veterans’ credits.
 At 3:30pm the Select Board will open and review bids for the culvert projects in public session. After opening the bids, if necessary, the Board will go back into non-public session to continue the review of exemptions and credits. The Select Board may conduct other business before returning to exemptions and credits, if deemed necessary by the Board.

The Select Board meeting of Monday, July 3rd is cancelled.

Parking at Town Hall During Drainage Project

Gagnon Construction has begun the exterior drainage work at town hall. Chief Ducharme has agreed to help provide parking logistics during the duration of the project. 

Gagnon Construction will be starting on the side of town hall where the RPD currently parks its vehicles. RPD vehicles and officer vehicles will be parked on Fourth Street during the duration of the project. Town Hall visitors and Town Hall officials/staff will continue to park in the front of the building. 

When work moves to the Main Street side of the building, Town Hall visitors and Town Hall officials/staff will park on the side of the building. We may be able to provide some parking in the front as well.  

If you are disabled or require some special assistance reaching town hall during this time please call town hall or the RPD.

The Select Board appreciates the town’s patience during the duration of this project and thanks Chief Ducharme and the RPD for its logistical help and RPD vehicle accommodation.

Baseball with the Police Department

The Rollinsford Police Benevolent Association’s annual trip to see the NH Fisher Cats play the Portland Seadogs in Manchester is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, at 6pm. The RPBA has tickets to the event which includes bus transportation to and from the Rollinsford Grade School, and meal ticket which includes a hot dog,chips, and a drink. There will be a fireworks display after the game. The tickets are FREE and available on a limited basis. To reserve your tickets please contact Chief Robert Ducharme at 742-8549, ext. 303, or at rducharme@rollinsfordpolice.org

Summer Rec Applications Due on Monday 

There are only 4 days left to sign up for the summer rec program! Camp Rolly Summer Rec applications need to be in by Monday, June 12th. You can download a registration packet from the town website.
If you need help printing out a registration packet, you can go to the library and and they will help you out! (The library is open on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.)

Don’t miss out on a summer program filled with fun and friends!


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




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


Rollinsford Planning Board