The Trustees of Trust Funds will meet on Tues. Nov. 24 at 1:30 at town offices. Open to all.

The Board of Selectmen’s office will be closed 11/26 and 27 for Thanksgiving.

 Town Clerk/Tax Collector holiday office closings will be:

Thursday & Friday, 11/26-27, Thursday & Friday 12/24-25, Thursday & Friday, 12/31 & 1/1


We want our children to be warm and safe! When you purchase winter clothing for your family, pick up something extra for a family in need: Sweat pants for grades 1 through 4 (sizes S to M); Warm Heavy Socks for boots as well as Regular Socks to replace wet ones; Waterproof Ski/Snow Pants for play and ski trips; and Knitted & Water Proof Mittens & Hats appreciated. All items can be left at the Elementary School, Effingham Library or the Town Offices. Monetary donations can be left with staff at the above locations “Attention: Maureen Spencer, GAA” and shopping will be done for needed items. Any questions can be directed to the Elementary School Nurse 539-6032 or Maureen Spencer 539-4964.

Other organizations will collect winter coats. The Fire Dept. coat bin is at the Town Office.

Fire Chief Randy Burbank is reaching out to the town’s people to see who may be interested in attending a CPR class. There needs to be 10 individuals registered in order to schedule a class. Anyone interested can call Chief Burbank at 539-7956.

The Annual Town of Effingham Recognition Awards 2015:

Barbara Thompson, Employee of the Year; Neil Eric Potter, Special Citizen of the Year; Sheila Jones, Elected Official of the Year; and below, Jonathan Burbank, Volunteer of the Year.

Vol award 2015


The NH DOT inspected/ordered closed the Granite Rd. bridge over the South River.

Granite Road from Province Lake Road (Rt 153) will go through to Chase Mill Road near #50 Granite Road. Also from Clough Road will end at #71 Granite Road. An alternate route is over Nutter Road.

Building Permits Required in the Town of Effingham

If you have any questions as to whether a building project requires a permit, please contact the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Rebecca Boyden, at 539-7147. The permits, Grid and Zoning Ordinance are available online at the Frequent Requests link in the left side bar under “Docs, Forms & Applications”.

Link to NH Dept. of Revenue Admin.: Statewide Tax Rates for 2014


To enroll in the NH Dept. Of Safety Community Notification Program, click the 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.

  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. 

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