Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217
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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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.
Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the twice monthly Town Bulletin. 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 Administrator's Report -- August 2014
Budget Committee Opening: There is a vacancy on the Budget Committee, for one appointed position until March 2015 election. Ashland residents should submit an email or letter of interest, including qualifications, to David Ruell, Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at P.O. Box 1254, Ashland, NH 03217, by September 15.
New webpage for the Economic Development Committee (EDC) -- Link from the main menu on the left or under Town Government.
Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit letter or email of interest to Paul Branscombe.
Zoning Board -- 1 full member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 1 alternate member
Conservation Committee -- 1 full member
Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015
September 12 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 am, Town Hall
September 15 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 8:00 am, Town Hall
September 15 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library
September 16 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station
September 16 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library
September 16 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)
September 17 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 10:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)
September 18 -- Budget Committee Meeting Agenda -- 5:45 pm, Elementary School Library
September 23 -- 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station
September 23 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office
September 24 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall
October 8 -- HEAL Community Garden Committee Agenda -- 3:30 pm, Elementary School Conference Room
September 12 -- Movie in the Park "Muppets Most Wanted" -- 8:00 pm -- Ballpark. Sponsored by Squam Lake Plumbing and Heating; Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. (Rain Date, September 13)
September 14 -- 150th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration -- 2:00-5:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station. Share your ideas, memorabilia and pictures of Ashland and previous celebrations.
September 18 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.
September 20 -- Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Yard sale maps for sale for $1 at Memorial Park.
September 20 -- Book Sale at the Library -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ashland Town Library on the front lawn.
September 23 -- "New Hampshire's One Room Schools: The Romance and the Reality" by Steve Taylor. 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria. Free, funded by the NH Humanities Council, sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.
September 25 -- Harvest Days Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.
September 26 -- Movie in the Park -- Save the date; more information coming.
September 27 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection -- 9:00 am - Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center.
September 29 -- Book Discussion Group, "The Gravity of Birds" by Tracy Guzeman. 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.
October 3 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.
October 6 -- The Other Book Group, "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.
October 9 -- "The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls" by John Kevin Gardner -- 6:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. Sponsored by the Ashland Town Library.