Champion Hill Road will be closed Monday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 15 for road repairs. Expect delays, watch for signs.

Trustees of Trust Funds will meet January 15th at 3:15pm at the town offices 68 School St.

The Selectmen will meet Jan. 15th at 4pm, at the town offices 68 School St.

Link: 2018/2019 Budget Review Schedule BOS & Budget Committee Updated 12-17-2018

Budget Committee will meet Tuesday 1/15 @6:30 at the town offices, 68 School Street, and, if canceled due to weather, will meet on Wednesday 1/16 same time and place.

Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing

The Effingham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 17, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm at the Town Offices located 68 School St., Effingham to consider the following amendments to the Town Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board.

  1. Petitioned repeal of the Town Zoning Ordinance.
  2. Amend section 1004 to correct citation for Aggregate Extraction (Housekeeping)
  3. Amend Section 302 Definitions – consolidate definition of RV types, and add Park Model.
  4. Amend Section 605 – Motor Vehicle/Trailer Storage – add “RV” to heading. (Housekeeping)
  5. 5. Amend section 1008 Campgrounds – use simplified definition of RV. (Housekeeping)
  6. Amend Section 302 Definitions to add Solar Energy System.

And any other business that comes before the Board.

Copies of the proposed changes are available for review at the Town Office, 68 School St. and at this link: Proposed Zoning Amendments 2019

If a second hearing is required, it will be held January 24, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm.

The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet in public session for corrections and additions to the checklist on Tuesday, January 22 from 7 pm to 7:30 pm at the Town Offices, 68 School St.


In accordance with RSA 669:19 the filing period for candidates for the following positions in the March 12th Town Election will be Wednesday, January 23rd through Friday, February 1st, 2019The Town Clerk’s office is open to receive filings:

Tuesday & Thursday 10 – 6  Wednesday & Friday 8 – Noon

 For candidate filing only: the office will open Friday, February 1, 2019 3pm – 5pm

Local Elections, Candidate Filing Dates, Town Official Vacancies 2019


The Effingham Conservation Commission received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the NH Association of Conservation Commissions at the 2018 annual meeting.

Ferry Beach Ecological Camp 2018 – Effingham Elementary School

2018 Ferry Beach Eco Camp 35d Grade EES

2017 Civic Awards: Emelyn Albert, Karen Payne, Dianne Park, Mike Cahalane

Emelyn Albert, Volunteer of the Yr; Karen Payne, Special Citizen of the Yr; Dianne Park, Employee of the Yr; Michael Cahalane, Elected Official of the Yr.


On August 26, 2017, the Effingham Conservation Commission held a leaf cutting for the new preserve and a short walk on a new trail that connects to an existing logging road leading down to the Pine River. Everyone who joined in the opening enjoyed the views of the river and surrounding wetlands.

All are welcome to come by and enjoy this special place (trailhead: Pine River Road).

Building Permits Required in the Town of Effingham

For any questions about whether a home or driveway project requires a permit, please contact the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Rebecca Boyden, at 539-7147. Permit applications, Grid and Zoning Ordinance are available online: “Docs, Forms & Applications”.


NH Dept. Of Safety Community Notification Program. Click link below and fill in the appropriate information to be notified by local emergency response officials in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

Reflective Address Marker

Click here to order Reflective Address Markers from the Fire Department.
Print out the form, complete the information and mail it to the Fire Department.

Effingham profiled in Upstate NH!