Notice to Marshwood Middle/High School Parents

To parents of Marshwood Middle and High School students,

Important information about Marshwood busing

Morning pickup times: It has come to our attention that this past week Marshwood Middle and High School students have been getting to school late. Due to this, the bus schedule will be revised to pick up students approximately 10-15 minutes earlier. This will begin on Wednesday, September 14.

The online schedule will be updated on Monday once more accurate times have been determined. You can find it here: Please note the revised date to be sure you have the most up-to-date schedule (9-06-2016 is the old schedule).

This change will not affect pick up times for RGS students.

Activities Bus: The school board voted to make a change to the activities bus, also known as the “late bus,” that picks up students from Marshwood Middle and High Schools at roughly 4:05 and brings them to their homes. MSAD 35 has agreed to allow Rollinsford students to ride their late bus that drops students off at Central School in downtown South Berwick at no cost. Due to low numbers in ridership last year and the cost to Rollinsford taxpayers, the board determined the responsible decision would be to take MSAD 35 up on this offer.

Please note, there will be no supervision provided for students when they get to Central School. Students will be responsible for walking or getting a ride to where they need to go once they get off the bus. This change will begin Monday, October 3.

If you have any questions or concerns about either of these changes, please email the school board or come to our next meeting, Oct. 12, 6:30 pm in the RGS gym.

Sincerely, The Rollinsford School Board

The Salmon Run 5K – Register today for early bird prices

The Friends of the Rollinsford Public Library is hosting its fourth annual Salmon Run 5K and Purple FuRPLe Kids Fun Run on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Again this year, the 5k and fun run will kick off Rollinsford Family Fun Day to create a daylong community celebration. The Salmon Run 5K begins at 10 am at the Rollinsford Grade School and combines two miles of roads with a mile of trails bordering Scoutlands bringing you right back to RGS. Register today for the early-bird rate of $20. Registration goes up to $25 on September 12. The student price of $15 for those 19 and under will stick around through race day – but sign up early to ensure you get a t-shirt!

And don’t forget to register the little ones for the FuRPLe Fun Run – a quarter mile dash around the RGS playground starting at 9:30 am with our friendly Purple FuRPLe Mascot! Just $5, and kids get a great tee illustrated by cartoonist John Klossner.

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