SRPC Kickoff Event for POP!

Strafford Regional Planning Commission Is Inviting You to a Kickoff Event for Promoting Outdoor Play! (POP!)

Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC) invites you to participate in a fun, family-friendly summer challenge for its Promoting Outdoor Play! (POP!) project. It is primarily aimed towards children and families but includes everyone. SRPC hopes to get you outdoors to explore the amazing recreation spots we have here in our region, and has spent a year collecting information on more than 300 sites! View them all in the POP! Online Map Viewer. Partners include The Childrens Museum of NH and Goodwin Community Health, and the project is funded by the NH Children’s Health Foundation.

SRPC will be holding its event kickoff on Tuesday, Jul. 20 at the Rotary Arts Pavilion in Dover at around 11AM, or just after the summer kids concert series concludes! There will be prizes throughout the summer for participation in our POP! Summer Recreation Passport Program, and for those who log their adventures using the POP! Digital Map Viewer. SRPC hopes to see you there!

Learn more at

CHAT Project Forum 4.22.21

Join Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC) as they partner with the towns of Lee, Madbury and Rollinsford on a community Zoom forum to gather feedback on their Communities for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT) project. This forum was previously planned for Mar. 30 but has been rescheduled. This project seeks to identify strengths towards and opportunities for each regional community providing an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and healthy environment for people of all ages.

To accomplish this SRPC wants to hear from the people that know Rollinsford best, those who live and work in town. Using virtual public engagement tools like Zoom’s breakout rooms and live interactive polling, SRPC will lead a discussion to best understand what residents value about their communities, and opportunities for making it even better.

Please join this interactive opportunity for providing input which will now be held on Thursday, Apr. 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The best part – you don’t even have to leave your house-and you can still participate and share your thoughts!

SRPC looks forward to CHATting with you! Register online at, and contact communications and outreach planner Shayna Sylvia at [email protected] with any questions.

Can’t wait to share your thoughts or won’t be able to make the session, take the online CHAT survey.

Camp Rolly 2021 Is Cancelled

The Recreation Committee is disappointed to announce that due to some factors related to the pandemic and a lack of volunteers for the Rec Committee, Camp Rolly is cancelled again this summer.  The Committee hopes to be open next summer, 2022.

The Recreation Committee is trying to get the word out to “Save Camp Rolly” for 2022… So, if you or any residents you know would be willing to volunteer and help out the Rec Committee please email the committee .

Last Day for Declaration of Candidacy

Today is the final day to file a Declaration of Candidacy for Town Boards and Committees as well as School Board and School District positions

Additional can be found below, and also on the Town Website.

Declaration of Candidacy is available at the Town Office for the following positions:

• One Select Board member and overseer of the poor for a (3) three-year term
• One Town Clerk for a (3) three-year term
• One Town Treasurer for a (1) one-year term
• One Town Moderator for a (1) one-year term
• Three members of the Budget Committee for (3) three-year terms
• One Trustee of the Trust Funds for a (3) three-year term
• One Trustee of the Library Trust for a (3) three-year term
• One Trustee of the Cemetery for a (3) three-year term

The filing period opens Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and closes Friday, January 29, 2021.
If you are interested in declaring your candidacy for any of these positions, please call (603) 742-2510 or send an e-mail. We can then schedule a time for you to come to Town Hall to fill out an official declaration of candidacy form.

A Special Sign-up Session will be also held at Town Hall from 3:00 to 5:00pm on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Rollinsford School District
Legal Notice

The filing period for the following Rollinsford School District officers begins on January 20, 2021 and closes January 29, 2021. Applications will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00AM-4:00PM at: 

SAU 56
51 West High Street
Somersworth, NH 03878

Potential Candidates can also make an appointment with the Rollinsford Town Clerk, Dan Cullity by calling 603-742-2510 or by emailing.

Rollinsford Town Hall will also be open on January 29, 2021 from 3:00PM-5:00PM to submit an application. 

Applications can be found online here

Open Positions 

School District Moderator- One Year 

School District Clerk- One Year 

School District Treasurer- One Year 

School Board Members-Two (2) Three Year 

Help Us Celebrate the Retirement of Chief Ducharme!

After 38 years of continued service for Rollinsford, Chief Robert “Bob” Ducharme is retiring as of December 31st! Starting in 1982 when he became a part-time officer, he quickly moved into a full-time position in 1986, and has served as Chief since 1992.Throughout those years has been an active member of our community including spearheading the Police Benevolent Association drive for holiday food baskets for needy residents.

The Town would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation for his dedicated service and we need your help.We would love to host you all in person and allow you the opportunity to say your fond farewells, but current social distancing requirements make that difficult.

Yet there is a way to celebrate and it takes each of you. We hope you will help Bob remember his time with us and remember it fondly. Maybe you could write him a letter recounting a story of a time he helped you. Perhaps you and he shared a funny moment together. So many things have happened over those years. If you remember things, even as a bystander, now is the time to compliment his service. Most of us were part of his time here in some way, even if it was just a simple “hello” at the Post Office. It could even be a thank-you for that warning he gave you when he pulled you when he could have given you a ticket. Let’s get creative!

We will compile the submissions and put them into a nice book to present to him that he can enjoy for years to come.

Help us make this moment special for him. You can mail them to the Town Hall (PO Box 309,) or put them in the drop box at the Town Hall. We ask that you have your submissions in by Tuesday, January 19th.


Toy Drive 12.6.20

Rollinsford Happenings Toy Drive

SUNDAY December 6, 10:00-2:00

We will be at the Town Hall parking lot to collect toys for Rollinsford families for Christmas. There will be a doggie Reindeer to help Santa.  Help Santa fill our trucks with presents for Rollinsford’s Children on his big night!  BRING YOUR LETTERS FOR SANTA!!!!

In case you cannot make it to the Toy Drive——–

Point of Contact:

Jaimie Adams

Virtual Veterans Day Celebration 2020

Over the years, many from the seacoast area and beyond have had the opportunity to join the Marshwood Middle School community at their annual Veterans Day Celebration and witnessed the care, respect, and genuine dignity that students and staff have fostered for our veterans and first responders. During this current period of uncertainty with the global pandemic, our grade six, seven, and eight students and faculty have created, yet again, a comprehensive program to thank those that protect us. This year marks our twentieth celebration and they would like to share this “Virtual Veterans Day Celebration 2020” with as many of the residents, district families, staff, and leaders of our communities as possible.
We thank you for being in attendance as our honored guests at past celebrations and we hope to share our celebration with you in-person next November.
Please know we are very grateful for your leadership and service as well as your kindness in recognizing the importance of our celebration. Please enjoy the video.

Click here to view the MMS Veterans Day Video

With our sincere thanks and wishes,
Catherine Locke, Ashleigh Locke, and Kristine Bisson
Organizers of Marshwood Middle School Annual Veterans Day Celebration