Historic District Commission Work Session on Monday, January 23rd at 7pm in the Meeting Room of the Municipal Offices. The purpose of this work session will be to:

  1. Review the application process for the State of New Hampshire Historical Markers program and available source materials related to completing an application for a marker for the New England Masonic Charitable Institute.
  2. Any other business which may come before the Commission.

The public may attend but opportunity for public comment may not occur.

Civic Awards Presentation

Monday January 30@6:00pm at the Effingham Elementary School. This is open to all current and past board members,employees and family members of the recipients.
Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share with others.

Link: Budget Committee 2016-17 Budget Review Schedule

 February 9, 2017  6:30pm meeting, 7pm Public Hearing on 2017 Budget


The Selectmen are currently working on continuing the tradition of awarding the Boston Post Cane to Effingham’s oldest resident. While guidelines and procedures can be set by the selectmen the discovery of the town’s oldest resident requires input from the public. Let it here be announced that all those who think they may be in the running for this honor or have a relative or friend who may qualify are asked to make themselves known to the Selectmen for consideration of the award.

A fine replica of the cane has been purchased by the town and efforts for the proper engraving are in progress. A plaque listing recipients is under consideration and certificates honoring awardees have been ordered. All that is needed now is folks to be considered when awarding the cane. Please consider participating.

Please submit all nominations to the Selectmen’s office.

1st place winners of the Effingham Elementary Earth Day Poster Contest

Earth Day 2016

This year’s theme was “Good Bugs/Bad Bugs”. From seated left in the photo K-6:
K-Wyatt Caulkins, 1-Zeze Davis, 2-Haylee Hammes, 3-Stella Lunt, standing from left 4-Carly Johnson, 5-Alexis Walbridge, Emelyn Albert Chair, ECC, 6-Nick Plamondon

Beginning April 2016 the Zoning Office hours will be Tuesday evening from 5 – 6:30

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”.


POSTED: Town Meeting Minutes 2016

POSTED: Effingham Town Report 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.

POSTED: Municipal Bridge Structural Assessment Report 12-01-15 (click)

Presented by Chris Fournier at the December 15, 2015 Selectmen’s meeting.

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


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. 

Effingham profiled in Upstate NH