Rollinsford Hydroelectric Project: Notification of Agency/Public Joint Meeting and Site Visit

On behalf of the Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, Consolidated Hydro New Hampshire, LLC (CHNH) is preparing to relicense the Rollinsford Hydroelectric Project (Project) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission). CHNH, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), operates and manages the Project under a lease agreement with the Town of Rollinsford. The Project (FERC No. 3777) is located on the Salmon Falls River, which establishes the border between the States of New Hampshire (NH) and Maine (ME), in Strafford County, NH and York County, ME. The FERC license expires on August 31, 2021.

The Town of Rollinsford to providing notice to interested parties that it will be holding its agency/public joint meeting and site visit on Wednesday November 30, 2016. Details are described in the attached file and below:

Site Visit

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to Noon

Location: Bicentennial Park (just upstream of the Project dam)

Address: Corner of Front Street and Scoutland Road, Rollinsford, NH 03869

Joint Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Rollinsford Town Hall

Address: 667 Main Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869

Nesman to Receive Heritage Award

The story of a community is told through the documents and objects people leave behind but sadly, these are often dispersed over the years. In recognition of his efforts to bring these objects home and tell our story, the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) has chosen Robert Nesman as the recipient of the 2016 ARCH Heritage Award. Given annually to recognize significant contributions to the preservation of the history, heritage and culture of Rollinsford and the lower Salmon Falls Region, the award will be presented to Nesman this Saturday night, November 12, at the organization’s annual dinner and auction at Spring Hill in South Berwick, Maine.

Over the past twenty years Mr. Nesman has amassed a significant collection of ephemera and objects related to the history of Rollinsford. A lifelong resident of the town, he began collecting in the 1990s when he happened upon a piece from Salmon Falls and realized that more items could be found if he looked for them.

Today Nesman’s collection numbers over 500 pieces, much of it documents such as deeds, wills, letters from mill girls, advertising handbills from local businesses, and postcards but which also includes objects such as police and fire badges, items from fraternal organizations, and a bottle from Nutter’s Pharmacy. The oldest item in the collection is a deed for property in the Baer Road area dating to 1750 and bearing the name of Daniel Clements. His favorite object in his collection? “The one I haven’t found yet!” One of Nesman’s greatest pleasures is reuniting photographs and other items with families which still reside in the area, and he has also generously shared his collection with local historical societies.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Rollinsford and the lower Salmon Falls region, ARCH maintains the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Water Street in Rollinsford. For more information, please contact (603)742-4747 or consult the website at

Winter Parking Ban

The Rollinsford Police Department would like to remind residents the winter parking ban goes into effect November 15 and ends April 1. During this time all vehicles are prohibited from parking on any street between midnight and 6 am. Vehicles found in violation of the ordinance are subject to a fine and if found hindering snow removal operations, towed at the owner’s expense. All residences are required to have off street parking. Occupants of apartments should contact their landlord if additional off street parking is required.

Holiday Food Baskets by the RPBA

The Rollinsford Police Benevolent Association will be distributing food baskets to the less fortunate for Thanksgiving and Christmas, a service we began in 1983. 

 The RPBA is accepting donations for the Annual Holiday Food Basket Program. Items needed: cash, Market Basket gift cards, non perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned pie fillings, canned gravy, canned cranberry jelly/sauce. 

 Please contact Chief Robert Ducharme at 742-8549, ext. 303, or at for more information or to arrange for delivery to the station or pickup. 

 Should you know of a deserving Rollinsford family please contact the Chief. 

 The RPBA is a non profit charitable organization and is registered as such with the NH Attorney General and the IRS.

Polling Location Reminder

 Voting will take place at the Rollinsford American Legion from 7AM to 7PM on Tuesday, November 8th.

The Town Clerk and Tax Collector’s offices will be closed Tuesday 11/8 and Wednesday 11/9 due to voting.