This official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire, provides information about the town government and the community for residents and visitors.

Ashland is a picturesque rural community, gateway to the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. The community of Ashland is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake. Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices

Beards for BucksSponsor the Ashland Police Department as they raise funds during October in support of our region’s Child Advocacy Center (at CHAD) to provide high-quality, specialized services for abused children and their families to heal, survive, and thrive. Donations are accepted here.

Operation Santa Claus — see the flyer for application dates and requirements.

To Be Re-scheduled — A future BOS meeting will include a presentation from NHDES and engineering consultant Woodard & Curran about our Asset Management Plan (AMP) for Ashland Water & Sewer.  The presentation will focus on Ashland Water & Sewer’s inventory, assess the current state of the town’s infrastructure, and the steps we need to take to improve the management of our assets.

  • “Asset management is the practice of operating and maintaining infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of owning and operating them while delivering the service level customers desire. It is a tool to record all system practices and strategies used to manage system assets and a means to pursue and achieve sustainable infrastructure to move systems from crisis management to informed decision making, facilitate more efficient and focused operations, and improve financial management to make the best use of limited resources.”

October 25 — last date to change party affiliation prior to the 2020 Presidential Primary. See the Town Clerk at the Town Office; or the Supervisors of the Checklist, October 25, 7:00-7:30pm, Town Office.

October 26 — National Drug Take Back Day at the Ashland Police Station. Discard old or unwanted medications in a safe manner.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector — updated October schedule is available here.

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT — October 31 (Thursday), from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Fuel Assistance and the Electrical Assistance programs through TCCAP for 2019-20 are available. A general information flyer is HERE and the application form is HERE.

A Little Free Pantry is now available to anyone at the Ashland Town Library during open library hours. “Take What You Need, Leave What You Can.” Donations will be accepted to keep the pantry stocked — list of suggested items to donate. This is a great way for neighbors to help neighbors and show that we care about each other.

At the September 16 BOS meeting, the NH Department of Transportation presented preliminary information regarding the rehabilitation of the Rt 3/25 bridge over the Pemigewasset River between Ashland and Bridgewater, which is scheduled for 2022. Conditions of the bridge, timing of the rehabilitation and possible detours were among the issues discussed in a Powerpoint available at this link. Forward any comments or questions to the Town Office.

Appointment Policy on Boards, Committees, and Commissions” and Appointment Application available on the Appointments page.

Sidewalk Replacement for Main Street (Gordon to West St.) is in a design phase and will be updated periodically at BOS meetings. An updated design presented May 21 showed suggested changes near West Street and Gordon Street, suggested addition of locust and sugar maple trees, and the removal of bump outs near Gordon Street. A previous design was presented on May 7. Large-scale versions of the engineering design are available for viewing upstairs in the Town Hall.

Japanese Knotweed, Best Management Practices here

“Meeting announcements for each public body of the Town of Ashland (committee, commission, board, trustees, etc.) will be posted on the Town of Ashland website calendar, under each meeting’s scheduled date, with time and location indicated. Meeting announcements, per RSA 91:A,  shall be posted on the Town’s website, Town Office bulletin board, and/or outside showcase and various public places, which may include the Ashland Post Office and the Ashland Utility Building outside showcase.”
“The minutes for each public body of the Town of Ashland are posted on the respective public body’s page on the website, listed by date and in pdf format. Copies of minutes are also available from the Town Clerk in the Town Office. “