Presidential Primary – Register to Vote/Change Party Affiliation

LAST DAY TO CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION FOR FEB. 11, 2020 PRIMARY: Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Friday, Oct 25th from 7-7:30 PM for additions and changes to the voter checklist. This session is in the modular behind the municipal building for new voter registrations and party registration changes.


The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention was alerted late Friday Sept. 6th of a positive test for EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in a horse in York County. The horse, which was not vaccinated against the disease, was euthanized Friday. This is the first case of a horse contracting EEE in Maine since 2013.

USED OIL cannot be accepted at the Transfer Station at this time; the containment failed to meet requirements. Collection of used motor oil takes place on Household Hazardous Waste Day, annually held the First Saturday of August.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT – On Saturday, June 22, as part of the Effingham Preservation Society Street Fair, the Effingham Conservation Commission sponsored a live animal presentation titled “Creatures of the Night” put on by the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Over 50 people attended the show at the Historic Society and enjoyed seeing a Big Brown Bat, a banana eating Porcupine and a Barred Owl.
Winning posters of the Effingham Elementary School Earth Day Poster Contest.
Theme: What does Climate Change mean to you and our earth?

Winners: (L-R) Vada Scott, Stella Lunt, Anna Johnson, George Bull, Autumn
Lunt, Justin Sanborn-Eldridge, Rosy Peterson, Kayden Tyler.
(There was a tie in the kindergarten class).

2018 Civic Awardees: David Strauss, Crystal Hoyt, Chuck Fuller, (missing) Carol Pfister

Budget Committee and ZBA Chair, David Strauss, Elected Official of the Year; Librarian Crystal Hoyt, Employee of the Year; Chuck Fuller, member of the Budget Committee, ZBA, Capital Improvement Plan Committee and spearhead of the Historic Town Hall Project, Library Trustee and active with the Historical Society, Volunteer of the Year; and Carol Pfister (not shown) is Special Citizen of the year for having the uncanny ability to be many places at many times helping in many significant ways.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the Effingham Conservation Commission awarded by the NH Association of Conservation Commissions!

PINE RIVER CHERUBINI PRESERVE now OPEN! Trailhead off Pine River Rd.

Click above link to order Reflective Address Markers from the Fire Deptartment. Print out the form, complete the information and mail to the Fire Dept.

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 and fill in your contact information to be notified by local emergency response officials in the event of emergency or critical community alerts.