Friday, August 17, 2018

Selectmen's Office

The Selectmen's Office will be closed on August 20-22nd re-opening on the 23rd at 9:00 am. Be aware:  This has nothing to do with the Tax Collectors Office, which will be open on Tues. & Wed. 
The Board of Selectmen will have a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 @ 6:00 pm. 

Transfer Station


Per order of Selectmen:
The Town of Wentworth will NO LONGER be accepting:

  • Propane tanks of any size
  • Any unit that contains FREON                                            such as; refrigerators, ac's, freezers, dehumidifiers, and etc.
Be aware that new pricing sheets will be available at the Transfer Station with the updated info.
For further questions: please come to a Select Board Meeting or call the Selectmen's Office at (603) 764-9955.

Transfer Station Position

The Town of Wentworth is currently seeking an individual for a part-time / employee position, working as a  Supervisor of the Transfer Station.  The Town is also in search of a part-time, fill in position during absences, working as an Attendant.

  • 18 hrs. a week
  • Wednesdays 3-6 pm. (1-4 pm Nov. - Feb)
  • Saturday and Sundays 9-3 pm.
The Attendant will be responsible for the following: 
  • Must be certified with the State of NH (training available for qualified individual)
  • Opening and closing the Transfer Station gates according to schedule.
  • Direct incoming vehicles to proper disposal areas and check for appropriate station identification.
  • Collect and record all required disposal fees, and must be able to fill out daily paperwork, and submit to Admin. Office biweekly.
  • Oversee the separation of materials.
  • Coordinate and schedule pick up of disposal and recyclables, manage universal wastes including mercury products, computer monitors, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, tires, and etc. 
  • Keeping the Transfer Station clean, picking up debris, maintaining a clean Attendants Station.
  • Attend Seminars and Training as required by The Board of Selectmen.
This position will require yearly certification through NHDES.
To Apply:
Application may be obtained at the Town Offices or found on the Town of Wentworth Website at: of Wentworth Employment Application.pdf
Completed application may be subitted by mail to the Town of Wentworth, Attn: Transfer Station, PO Box 2, Wentworth, NH 03282 or hand delivered to the Selectmen's Office during office hours of Tues. 1-5 pm., Wed. & Thurs. 9-1:00 pm.  If you have questions please contact the Selectmen's Office at (603) 764-9955.  Thank you.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Selectmen's Meeting

The Selectmen's Business Meeting for August 14th at 6:00 pm has been canceled. 

Wentworth E. Coli Water Test Results

Attention Residents:

Please be aware that the recent E. Coli CTS water testing results were expedited for the Town of Wentworth because of last month's level of concern.  Today, Aug. 13, 2018, the Town received the results from NH Public Health Laboratories Dept. of Health & Human Services. NO LEVELS OF CONCERN this month were reported.  Lisa Doner with Baker River Watershed - Plymouth, says the Town of Wentworth can relax their restrictions on the swim beaches.
The following are abbreviations that will assist you in interpreting your report.
CTS/100 mL = Counts per 100 milliliters
CFU = Colony forming unit

For assistance in interpreting your lab results and obtaining information regarding water treatment; go to and search “Be Well Informed.” or go to

On August 6th:
Silver Bridge (Saunders Hill Rd.)  -   40 CFU/100ml
Town Beach Hamilton Field   -   40 CFU/100ml
Town Park (Riverside)   -   60 CFU/100ml  

The florescent orange warning signs may be removed from the Hamilton Field gate and swim hole area, along with the signs at the Silver Bridge (Saunders Hill Road). 
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please call the Selectmen's Office at: 
(603) 764-9955.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Warning: High E. Coli Reported in Wentworth

Please be aware that the water test results are back from NH Public Health Laboratories.  The message that was received discusses that Wentworth is having trouble at the Silver Bridge (Saunders Hill Rd.) again.  It also states that the Town Park Hamilton Field is remarkably high also, considering that just upstream values are only 20 counts per 100 mL.  

May 29th:
Silver Bridge   -  <10
Town Beach Hamilton Field   -  10
Town Park (Riverside)   -   <10

July 5th:
Silver Bridge   -   100
Town Beach Hamilton Field   -  70
Town Park (Riverside)   -   20

The two locations: Town Beach at Hamilton Field & The Silver Bridge at Saunders Hill Rd. have been posted with fluorescent orange signs stating the issues, concerns and levels of E-Coli.

Currently, The Hamilton Field gate and a tree near the swim hole area, are posted with info stating to "Swim at own Risk" and the Saunders Hill Rd. (Silver Bridge) is currently closed. "No Swimming allowed". If you have any questions, please call the Selectmen's Office at (603) 764-9955.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wentworth Veterans Committee Meeting Schedule

The Wentworth Veterans Memorial Committee meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.

The next meeting will be held at the Wentworth Elementary School on August 8th @ 7:00 pm. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak with the chairman of this committee, please contact Dan Nelson, (603) 764-4338. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

September Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting

There will be a Supervisors of the Checklist meeting (for any additions or corrections) on September 4th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Town Offices board room.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018 Selectmen's Meeting Canceled

The Selectmen's Meeting for 7/10/2018 has been canceled due to no quorum.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Future School Board Minutes

As of July 2018, all School Board minutes will be posted on the Wentworth Elementary School's website at

The Town of Wentworth website will continue to keep the archive of minutes dating back to the 2004-2005 school year on its School Board Minutes page.


Upcoming Veterans Memorial Discussions

The discussion of a Veterans Memorial will continue on the following dates:
  • July 11 at 7 pm at Wentworth Elementary School
  • July 25 at 7 pm at Wentworth Elementary School
Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Selectmen's Notice to General Public

The Selectmen would like the General Public to know that the Riverside Park & Hamilton Park/Swim Hole are closed for no other reason, other than: 
The Board is awaiting approval from NHDES (New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services) on the required clearance needed for the permitting process. 
Also, once the clearance has been given, The Town's insurance company (Primex) will be notified of the clearance for a release of liability. The Town is hopeful that this clearance will be given  on June 5th. We will keep you updated.  The Selectmen are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Black Bear info for Town Residents

Information sent to the Selectmen's Office by:
Mac Schmalz, Bear Specialist USDA
APHIS Wildlife Services
59 Chennell Drive, Suite 7, Concord, NH 03301 - (603) 223-7786

Our office (USDA Wildlife Services) works closely with the NH Fish and Game Department to mitigate human-bear conflicts throughout the state. We are reaching out to towns in NH in the hopes that we can get some information about black bears and mitigating bear concerns on town website and Facebook pages.

Prime black bear habitat includes deciduous forests (oaks, maple, beech etc.), wetlands, and riparian (along rivers) zones. The natural areas surrounding your town provide very good habitat for black bears. Many human-bear conflicts arise when bears frequent properties to access food attractants that are found around homes. The most common attractants are birdfeeders, unsecured garbage, and compost piles which include food scraps. Livestock, such as chickens and pigs, can also attract bears when not properly protected. Electric fencing is the most effective way to protect livestock. In most cases removing the attractant the bear(s) are utilizing eliminates the bear problem. It is also helpful to harass bears with noise, such as banging pots and pans, or using compressed air horns to scare them away.

Helpful links: 
Bears and unprotected chickens:
Why you should not keep your bird feeder up past April 1: 
Example of a bear-proof dumpster:
Example of a non-bear-proof dumpster: 

Thank you for your consideration.


Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Market Day - Saturday, August 4

Market Day
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Wentworth Common, 9-2
Featuring: bouncy house, music, booths, the Fire Department food fest, a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Friends of Wentworth Parks and Recreation, and duck races starting at 1 pm.

Download this flyer (94 KB PDF)
(Updated August 2, 2018)

Selectmen's Meeting for 6/19/18

Reminder:  The Selectmen's Meeting will be held at 5:00 pm due to Wentworth Elementary School's 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony.  Thank You.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Transfer Station Ramp Bids Reopened

The Board of Selectmen opened (1) bid for the Ramp at the Transfer Station.  It was refused as it did not meet the required minimum bid of acceptance, which was $700.  Selectman, Pete made a motion and seconded by Doug and approved to re-open the bid for the ramp (for the 2nd time) with the required bid of $400. or more.  The bids will be opened on the Evening of June 26th.  If you have any questions on a sealed bid process, please call the Selectmen's Office for more information.  Thank you!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

ChangeDetection is now Visualping

If you normally track updates made to the Wentworth website using you have probably received an e-mail stating the ChangeDetection is now part of Visualping.

ChangeDetection used to just track text changes made to the website.  Visualping allows you to track textual and visual parts of the page (like just the Recent Updates section on the Wentworth home page), and more.   There is still a free option which allows users to perform 62 free checks each month (i.e. one page twice per day or several websites checked once per week) as well as paid options for greater customization as listed on their website.

The Track Website Updates section now shows Visualping's new widget and the Track Website Updates page now shows this new information.

For more information about Visualping, visit their website at

Disclaimer: is a third-party tool not in any way affiliated with the Town of Wentworth.  The Town of Wentworth is not liable for any changes or updates made by Visualping.

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 29 Selectmen's Meeting Cancelled

The scheduled Selectmen's Meeting for May 29th @ 6:00 pm has been canceled due to no quorum. 
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 National Grid Herbicide Spraying Notice

National Grid will be spraying herbicides on rights-of-way during the months of July through October 15.

Please see the attached notification for additional information.

2018_national_grid_herbicide.pdf  (PDF, 1.4 MB)


Monday, May 21, 2018

Webster Memorial Library June and July Book Club Cancelled

The Webster Memorial Library's June and July Book Club meetings are cancelled due to the floor refinishing work.

Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting June 5

The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of  Wentworth will be in session on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm at the Wentworth town offices.  The purpose of the meeting is to make corrections to the checklist and to register new voters.  Last day for voters already registered, to change or declare a party affiliation.  Only undeclared voters may declare a party and vote on primary election day. 

The Supervisors of the Checklist
Susan Bliss
Paula Davis
Deborah Vlk

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Webster Memorial Library June Book Club Cancelled

The Webster Memorial Library's June Book Club meeting on June 11 is cancelled due to the floor refinishing work.

Property Inventories (PA28)

A friendly reminder:   

The Selectmen's Office has not received many (approx. 200) of the completed 2018 Inventory of Taxable Property forms as required by RSA 74:7a, which were due no later that April 15th. 

On behalf of the Select Board,  we are asking that you please send in your forms or stop by the office for another copy. Let's keep the costly postage fees to a minimum, by returning your forms today. 

You can find instructions to assist you in filling out this form, on the back side.  Please insure that all 7 steps are completed. (If no one lives at the property, please indicate so by "0" or "none" on step 5).  Also, be sure that both property owners (if applicable) sign Step 7.

Beginning the first week of June, letters will be sent out with a new Inventory form attached, for your convenience.  This will be the Second Notice.  The completion of that mailing must be received by our office, no later than July 12th, 2018, to prevent being penalized, by which will be reflected on your second tax bill.

Should you have any questions, please contact the office at: (603) 764-9955.
Respectfully, Arlene

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Webster Memorial Library Closure

Webster Memorial Library
will be having an extended closure from
May 28TH – June 13TH or 16TH
due to having the floors refinished.
All items borrowed will reflect this closure. 
Normal borrowing periods will resume upon reopening.
The exact date will be posted on the library page 
of the town website and our Facebook page.

Monday, May 14, 2018

East Side Cemetery Association Meeting June 6

The East Side Cemetery Association will be meeting on Saturday, June 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Town Offices per Stephen Davis.

May 15th Selectmen's Meeting Cancelled

There will be NO Selectmen's Meeting held this Tuesday, May 15th.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Thank you.

Veterans Memorial Meeting June 6

There will be a meeting held at the Wentworth Elementary School on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm to discuss the Veterans Memorial on the town common.  All are welcome.

May 24th Conservation Commission Meeting

The Conservation Commission will meet Thursday, May 24th at the town offices at 6:00 pm. 

Future meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome!

May 14: Trustees of the Trust Funds Meeting

The Trustees of the Trust Funds will meet tonight (5/14/2018) at the town offices at 5:00 pm.

May 14th Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board will meet tonight at 6:30 pm at the town offices. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


WE WILL RESUME ON MAY 08, 2018 @ 6:00 PM.

Monday, April 30, 2018

NHDOT at Upcoming Selectmen's Business Meeting

The Selectmen's Business Meeting on May 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm will have a special guest from NHDOT, Chris Turgeon, PE, Assistant District 2 Engineer.  Mr. Turgeon was requested by town residents (who abut the proposed Dollar General Development) to address concerns, and answer questions regarding the culvert/water flow at the intersections of 6 NH Rte. 25 and Rte. 25A.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office

Please note:  

The Town Clerk Tax Collector's Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.
The office is aware of your needs and therefore will stay open late (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.  

Thank you for consideration and understanding.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Now accepting sealed bids: 25' ramp with railings

The Selectmen's Office is now accepting sealed bids on approx. a 25' ramp with railings, which can be seen at the Transfer Station. This ramp was used for previous recycling and is made from high grade, pressure treated lumber and trek. 

After a discussion with the Transfer Station Supervisor, the Select Board has agreed to a minimum reserve of $700.00. The highest, winning bidder will be responsible for the removal of this ramp. Arrangements for times of pickup will need to be made ASAP, unless other arrangements have been made and are in writing. The bidding process will close on May 22nd, at the Select Board meeting. 

Please send or drop off all sealed bids to the Administrative Assistant:

Selectmen's Office
c/o Administrative Assistant - Sealed Bid
PO Box 2  -  7 Atwell Hill Rd.
Wentworth, NH 03282

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Update to Road Limit Postings 2018

The town roads have been posted to traffic weighing over 6 tons at the discretion of the road agent.  There are no exceptions.

RSA 232:191

Monday, April 2, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Road Weight Limit Postings 2018

The following roads are closed to all traffic over 6 tons per the road agent:
  • Atwell Hill Road 
  • Beech Hill Road 
  • Buffalo Road 
  • Cape Moonshine Road 
  • Cheever Road 
  • Dufour Road 
  • East Side Road 
  • Ellsworth Hill Road 
  • Ephriam Paige Road 
  • Lookaway Road 
  • Nichols Hill Road 
  • North Dorchester Road
All other dirt roads cannot be accessed without crossing a posted road.  
Roads posted per RSA 231:190 - :191

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Upcoming Meeting Date and Time Changes

The Planning Board will meet Monday, April 9th at the Town Offices at 6:00 pm.  Future Meetings will be held on the 1st Mondays of every month, at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome!

The Wentworth Conservation Commission will meet Thursday, March 29th at the town offices at 6:00 pm. Future Meetings will be held on the 4th Thursdays of every month, at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome!

The Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, March 27th at the Town Offices, Select Board Room at 6:00 pm. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

Wentworth Volunteer Fire Department

First Annual

Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 am
Where: Wentworth Town Common
Cost: Free

Friday, March 9, 2018

Town Meeting 2018: Selectmen's Office Closed

The Selectmen's Office will be closed for town elections on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Elections will be held at the Wentworth Elementary School from 11 am - 7 pm.

Town Meeting 2018: Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office Closed

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 for town elections.

Please vote at the Wentworth Elementary School from 11 am - 7 pm.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Annual School District Meeting

Wentworth Annual School District Meeting
Saturday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.
Wentworth Elementary School

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March 1, 2018 Selectmen's Meeting for Non-Public Cancelled

The Selectmen's Non-Public Meeting is
cancelled on Thursday, March 1st. 
We are sorry for any inconvenience. 
We will move the Non-Publics to
Tuesday evening, after the Public Meeting Session.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 Selectmen's meeting cancelled

There is NO Selectmen's Business Meeting
on Tuesday, February 27th @ 6:00 pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

There will be a non-public meeting on Thursday,
for Selectmen only.

On Wednesday, March 6th there will be a Working
Meeting Scheduled in the Board Room.  The public is welcomed.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tuesday, February 20th Selectmen's Office Meeting Cancelled

There will be NO Working Meeting held this Tuesday, February 20th.   
The Selectmen will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING on a Warrant Article #3"Adoption of Local Tax Cap"
Thursday, February 22nd @ 5:00 pm. at the
Wentworth Elementary School.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

March 2018 Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting

The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Wentworth will be in session on Saturday, March 3, 2018 between the hours of 11:00 - 11:30 am at the Town Offices. The purpose of the meeting is to make updates and corrections to the checklist and register new voters.

Paula K. Davis
Deborah L. Vlk
Douglas G. Campbell

Monday, February 12, 2018

Reminder : Public Budget Hearing and Business Meeting

A Public Budget Hearing & Selectmen's Business Meeting will be held at the Wentworth Elementary School tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13th at 5:00 pm. This meeting will be to review the Annual Budget and Warrant Articles for Town Meeting.

“Adoption of Local Tax Cap” Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:00 pm at the Wentworth Elementary School to discuss the following:

Warrant Article 3: Adoption of a Local Tax Cap

Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 32:5-b, and implement a tax cap whereby the governing body (or budget committee) shall not submit a recommended budget that increases the amount to be raised by local taxes, based on the prior fiscal year’s actual amount of local taxes raised, by more than 1% (one percent).

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Public Budget Hearing Postponed

The Town of Wentworth 

is Postponing the Public Budget Hearing Meeting due to inclement weather and several business closures tomorrow February 7th, 2018.

The next meeting will be held at the Wentworth Elementary School on February 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Make a Valentine's Day Card

Webster Memorial Library
Saturday, February 10
9 am to 11:30 am
Adults and children of our community are welcome to stop by and make a Valentine's Day card at the Webster Memorial Library.  We have children-friendly supplies like stickers, paper hearts, and lace hearts to make cards for the upcoming holiday. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Town of Wentworth will hold the
Public Budget Hearing at the
Wentworth Elementary School
on February 7th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Webster Memorial Library Book Club February 2018

The February book group title is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Copies are available at the library. Book discussion will be Monday, February 12 at 6 pm.

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Discussion on the Dollar General Plan, by Bohler Engineering

Matt Bombaci, P.E. with Bohler Engineering will be at the next Selectmen's Business Meeting, January 30th, 2018 for a discussion on the Engineering/Architectural design for the Dollar General.  This property is on the corner of Route 25 and 25A (aka: Pease/Blodgett Property).  The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm for Budget and 6:00pm for Business.  Have a great day.

Monday, January 22, 2018


Take notice that we are changing the date of the Town's Public Budget Hearing.  There is a conflict of times and date with the Pemi-Baker School Board 2018-2019 Budget Deliberative Session on February 6th, 2018 at 6:30 pm.   Therefore, the Town of Wentworth's Public Budget Hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16 Selectmen's Meeting Cancelled

There will be no Selectmen's Business/Budget Meeting tonight, January 16th per Selectmen.  The meeting has been postponed until January 23rd @ 5:00 pm .  The Select Board is sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.
This message was posted at the local Post Office, Town Office Building, and sent out via email to those on the Town Tax Collector's email list.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Upcoming Selectmen's Office Closures

The Selectmen's office will be closed to the public on Wednesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 1 for a budget workshop in order to prepare the annual report.

2018 Public Annual Budget Hearing



A public budget hearing will be held
February 06, 2018 at 6:00 pm
at the Wentworth Town Office at 7 Atwell Hill Road
to discuss 2018 annual budget and warrant articles

A public budget hearing will be held
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm
at the Wentworth Elementary School
to discuss 2018 annual budget and warrant articles

A public budget hearing will be held
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
at the Wentworth Elementary School
to discuss 2018 annual budget and warrant articles

RSA 32:5, I

Notice updated Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Filing Period for Town Offices

Registered voters of Wentworth who plan to seek office during the March 13, 2018 election must file a declaration of candidacy with the Town Clerk January 24,2018 through February 2, 2018.

NOTE: The Town Clerk's office will be open 9-5 pm on January 24, and 3-5 pm on February 2.

Download a list of open positions

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting

The Supervisors of the Checklist are meeting at the town offices on January 23 at 7 pm in order to allow any additions, deletions, or changes to the voter registration list.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Help Wanted: Fill-in Transfer Station Attendant

Job Status: Opening
Transfer Station Attendant

Note: This position is for a fill-in position only to cover when needed.

The Town of Wentworth is seeking applicants for the transfer station attendant. The position is part-time, non-benefits.  Applicants must be comfortable dealing with the public and have a solid waste operators license, level 1 minimum or the ability to obtain a license within one (1) year of hire.

Duties include: checking in residents, issuing transfer station permits, writing receipts & collection of monies, ensuring materials are disposed of in proper locations, maintenance and cleaning of facility.
Download the complete job description here
Contact: Arlene Patten, Administrative Assistant,,
PO Box 2, Wentworth, NH 03282, (603) 764-9955