World War II at the Wentworth House

The public is invited to stop by the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH on Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for a living history day showcasing America’s role in World War II.
Reenactors in period uniforms and in civilian clothing will display the uniforms, equipment and weapons of the US soldier. Visitors will be able to see a newspaper from the day after Pearl Harbor while listening to radio broadcasts from that momentous event, try out a 1940’s baseball glove, see a US machine gun crew in action, and learn about Maine and New Hampshire in World War II. 
The circa 1701 Colonel Paul Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). Tours of the house will also be offered during the event. Admission is $5 for adults; the event is free to children and ARCH members. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at

Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016

Plans are in the works for Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016 on SUNDAY, September 25th in Rollinsford, NH!  Many exciting activities are planned to bring the families of Rollinsford together again including the Salmon Run 5k Road Race, a  scavenger hunt,  amazing games for the kids, Fire Department children muster and demonstrations, and a free pasta dinner made by our very own Police Officers! To top off the event organizers are planning to keep the tradition with amazing fireworks display over the Salmon Falls River.  All these activities are being held at the Rollinsford American Legion on Foundry Street starting at 12 noon.

Donations are very much appreciated to help sponsor our fireworks and events during the day.  Please consider donating to support this memorable community tradition.   It is a wonderful feeling to see the smiling faces of the children and adults alike and know you helped to make it all possible.   We will make sure we share the news of your generosity.     So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

Thank you for your generosity,

Salmon Falls Family Day Committee

Select Board Meetings

Thursday, September 8, 2016

4:30 PM at Water and Sewer District (Off of the Lower Mill Parking Lot) 

The Select Board is meeting with the Water District Commissioners in order to review the rights and responsibilities associated with WDC work that is done on the town’s public roads.


6:30 PM at Town Hall

The Select Board is hearing budget proposals from Department Heads for the 2017 fiscal year.

Town Cleanup Day




Saturday, October 1st,  9 am to noon

   Come help your Rollinsford neighbors maintain and cleanup

   our  community spaces!

Report to your preferred location at 9 am to receive your instructions.

BICENTENNIAL PARK:  general spruce-up, trash removal.  Team leader provided;  gloves advised.

COMMUNITY GARDENS:  rebuild raised garden beds, repair/paint picnic table. Team leader provided, building materials provided: can use rakes, shovels, mallets, battery-powered electric drills

NATURE TRAILS:  clear existing trails.  Team leader provided; can use loppers,  hand saws, clippers, rakes

TOWN HALL SECOND FLOOR:   general cleaning  Team leader provided; can use vacuums, brooms, dust pans, dust masks advised  Volunteers 18 and up.


 To help, please contact Kate Nesman 742-2510, or

 Michele Small 988-3222. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Garden and Local Sustainability Club.




Proposed Sale of Property in South Berwick

The Select Board proposes to sell to Lawrence Fogarty of South Berwick, Maine a 0.56 acre portion of the parcel of land located in South Berwick, Maine, across the Salmon Falls River, next to the Town hydroelectric plant.  The land in question is not required to operate the hydroelectric plant and has no impact on the FERC operating license.

According to RSA 41:14-a, a process authorized by the March 2016 town meeting, the proposed sale requires the review of the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission followed by two public hearings, scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 pm:  PLANNING BOARD Review/Recommendation

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 pm:  CONSERVATION COMMISSION  Review/Recommendation

Monday, September 12, 6:00 pm:  PUBLIC HEARING #1

Monday, September 26, 6:00 pm:  PUBLIC HEARING #2

Monday, October 3:  SELECT BOARD vote (as part of regular meeting)

All meetings/public hearings will be held at the Town Hall



The Planning Board is seeking candidates to fill an opening for an alternate. If interested, please submit your name and contact information via email or in person at the Town Hall by September 9th. Please include why you are interested in the position and any relevant experience or education you may have.