The Board of Selectmen will resume 4th Tuesday meetings for work sessions at 5pm.

The Effingham ZBA will not meet July 5th due to the holiday, and will meet at their next regularly scheduled meeting on August 2nd.

GWRSD Summer Food Service – July 5th to August 4th, 2107

The Governor Wentworth Regional School District is sponsoring a Summer Food Service in Effingham. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Effingham Elementary School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7/5 to 8/4 this summer.

Breakfast will be served from 7:45 – 8:15 am; Lunch will be served 11 – 11:30 am.

Pine River Cherubini Preserve

On June 15, Bob and Ginny Cherubini came to Effingham to oversee the installation of a handsome black granite bench which they generously gave to the Pine River Cherubini Preserve on Pine River Road. The Cherubinis were the previous owners of this property and wanted to give this bench to the preserve in memory of Bob’s parents. Please stop by the preserve to sit on this bench and take in the view.

There will be a grand opening of the preserve later this summer.

Effingham Elementary School Earth Day Poster Contest winners!

The Effingham Conservation Commission’s annual Earth Day Poster Content 2017 theme was “The Wonders of Water”. Shown in the photo are the winners with their book prizes, except that K-Louis Haynes is not shown:5-Kayla Armstrong, 4- Miya Cumberland, 1-Lexi Maloney, 3-Samantha Perry, 6-Alexis Walbridge, and 2-Eva Scott.


 Michael Pilkovsky, Elected Official of the Year, Edith Sharp, Special Citizen of the Year, Mark Bussiere, Employee of the Year, Tom Thompson, Volunteer of the Year

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!