Public Notice

The Board of Recount will meet Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 9am at the Municipal Offices, 68 School St. Effingham, NH

The Budget Committee seeks to fill a 1 year term vacancy, interested people please bring a letter of interest detailing your experience and reasons for wanting to join the committee to the next meeting: 4/3/2018 at 6:30 pm @Municipal Office Bldg.

Link -> Offical Election Results 03.13.2018

Selectman Result: Michael Cahalane 274; Lawrence Edwards 264

Link -> 2018-town-warrant

Town Meeting Results (refer to town warrant link above):

Articles 14-18 passed; Article 19 passed with amount changed to $900; Articles 20-25 passed; Article 26 failed; Articles 27-28 passed, Article 29 failed; Articles 30-31 passed; Article 32 passed with amount changed to $3,000; Article 33 failed; Article 34 passed with changes adding $9,994, totaling $1,604,955; Article 35 – 37 passed.

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 on Pine River Road).

2017 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.

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!