Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland, New Hampshire

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire. Residents and visitors alike will find information about the town government and the community.

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 (the original location of the movie "On Golden Pond"). Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

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Board of Selectmen Mission Statement

The Ashland Board of Selectmen seek to build and maintain the public's trust and understand the public's needs by providing a friendly proactive leadership, sound financial management practices and operate a cost-effective and efficient open and engaging town government.

  • Collaborative, objective, fact-based decision process
  • Transparent government
  • Honesty and high ethical standards
  • Fair, friendly, and responsive customer service
  • Planning for present and future needs
  • Communication and coordination with town and regional commissions, committees, departments and boards to help ensure inclusive and effective actions

News and Notices

Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the monthly Town Administrator's Report. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

Town Offices and Departments will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

Job Posting -- Town Administrator for Ashland, NH

Town Bulletin -- June 1, 2015

Credit card payment of PROPERTY TAXES and VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, at the Town Office and online. Please read this notice carefully.

New Items

     2015 CIP Plan -- Executive Summary and PowerPoint (Presented Oct 6, 2014)
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit a letter or email of interest to Paul Branscombe, Town Administrator or Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
Zoning Board --
1 regular member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 3 alternate members
Heritage Commission -- 5 regular members and 3 alternate members
Conservation Commission -- 2 regular members
CIP (Capital Improvements) Committee -- 1 regular member
Economic Development Committee -- 3 regular members

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

June 29 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

June 30 -- Ashland Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) -- 6:00 pm, Water and Sewer Commission Office

July 1 -- Planning Board Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria (Note location change)

July 6 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

July 7 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

July 8 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

July 8 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

July 14 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

July 15 -- Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

July 20 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

July 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

July 28 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

July 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

July 29 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

Upcoming Community Events

Register your child for Ashland's Summer Camp Program with Ashland's Park & Recreation Director at the Booster Club or at the Town Office. Session dates are June 29-July 10; July 13-July 24; or July 27-August 7

June 29 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "A Star for Mrs. Blake" by April Smith. Copies are available at the Town Library.

55th ANNUAL 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION

  • July 3 -- Midway Concessions & Entertainment -- 6:00-9:00 pm, Packard Ball Field
  • July 3 -- Fireworks -- 9:30 pm, Packard Ball Field
  • July 4 --Pancake Breakfast -- 7:00 am, Common Man Restaurant
  • July 4 -- Parade -- 10:00 am, Main Street, Ashland

July 10 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the Library desk to reserve your space.

July 10 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Paddington" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

July 11 -- Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library -- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

July 14 -- "Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History," presented by J. Dennis Robinson -- 7:00 pm, Railroad Station Museum. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society

July 16 -- Natural Encounters: New Hampshire Wildlife -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library Lawn. Live animal presentation by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. (Rain location: Ashland Booster Club)

July 23-25 -- Christmas Dollhouses in July -- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Glidden Toy Museum. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

July 24 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Annie" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

July 30 -- Art Harriman Concert, Fundraiser for the Ashland Town Library Building Fund -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library Lawn.

August 7 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Into the Woods" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

August 21 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Guardians of the Galazy" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

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