Firearms Permits

It was reported in the recently released Town newsletter that permits are required for firearms.  This information is incorrect.  Permits ARE NOT required for the purchase or carrying of a firearm.  You may still obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit from the PD if you choose, but they are not required.

Police Seek Public’s Help

On November 7, Rollinsford Police respond to a collision on Portland Avenue in the vicinity of the Baer Road intersection. Two vehicles were involved. The vehicle that caused the collision fled the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Wentworth Douglass Hospital with injuries. RPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle: grey/silver Nissan with drivers side damage. RPD is also asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or was in the area around 7:55 pm to call the RPD at 742-2724.

Understanding Your 2017 Tax Bill

At its morning meeting of November 6, 2017 the Board set the 2017 tax rate at $23.28, leaving unchanged the preliminary tax rate set by the NH Department of Revenue Administration.  

The 2017 tax rate has decreased from $27.98 to $23.28, $4.70 less than the 2016 tax rate but…your tax bill has likely gone up. How come?

Our overall tax burden or tax effort is the amount of money that we need to raise from taxes. The 2017 tax burden has increased by 2.1% with much of the increase due to the county. The Strafford County tax burden/effort grew by more than 25% (over $122,000); the town by about 5%; the school district by about 1.2% and the state education burden decreased by over 18%.

With the revaluation process conducted over the past year, our overall town valuation increased by almost 23% from $227.7 million to $279.5 million.

So how to make sense of your tax bill and your new assessed value? If your overall 2017 tax bill (June and December) has increased from your 2016 bill by more than 2.1% (the increase in the tax effort/burden) then the value of your property has increased more than the average Rollinsford property. If your overall 2017 tax bill has decreased then the value of your property has decreased relative to the average Rollinsford property.

Donations Wanted: Holiday Basket Program

The Police Association is seeking donations for the upcoming Holiday Basket Program.  The Association has provided complete holiday meal baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to local residents in need since 1984.

Items needed:  non perishable food, canned food, boxed stuffing, gift cards to Market Basket or cash donations.

For more information or to arrange pickup, please call Chief Robert Ducharme at 742-8549, ext 303.

Open Gym Basketball

Rollinsford Open Gym Basketball

Come learn skills and have fun!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Fridays until November 22nd

​​Starting this Friday October 26th

5:30 – 6:30 pm for 3rd and 4th graders

6:30 – 7:30 pm for 5th and 6th graders

WHERE: Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium

QUESTIONS CONTACT: ROLLINSFORDBBALL@GMAIL.COM OR

Andrea Anderson at 603-401-0765