More News & Announcements

12.22.16  The Office of the Selectboard will be closed from Wednesday, December 21, until 4pm on Monday, December 26.  The Selectboard will not meet on Friday, December 23.  The Selectboard will meet on Monday, December 26.

11.15.16  The Office of the Selectboard will be closed Friday, November 25, 2016, and the Selectboard will not meet that day.

11.1.16 The CREA Management Plan has been posted to the CREA Page.

10.4.16 DISCRETIONARY PRESERVATION EASEMENT PUBLIC HEARING: Pursuant to RSA 79-D, the Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Cornish Town Office, 488 Town House Road .  There are 8 renewals for Discretionary Preservation Easements for Historic Agricultural Structures.  The hearing is to accept public input on why or why not each structure will receive a reduction in its tax assessment.  A list of easements and easement information is available at the Town Office for public inspection.

9.19.16 From NH DOT:  Cornish Public Informational Meeting Reconstruction of a Section of Saint Gaudens Road

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a Public Informational Meeting will be held in Cornish on the planned reconstruction of Saint Gaudens Road from NH Route 12A to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the Cornish Town Hall, 488 Town House Road, in Cornish, NH.

The project work includes removal of the existing pavement structure, improvements to the subsurface structure, placement of new pavement, earth work, and other miscellaneous activities. The work also includes the installation of underdrains on both sides of the roadway and the replacement of the existing cable guardrail along the westerly side. A final pavement overlay will be placed from the NH Route 12A intersection to the Visitor’s Center with a future NHDOT project.

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project and to solicit public input in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment. Accordingly, NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience. If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the proposed project, call (603) 271-2171. Other information about the project can be found on the NHDOT web site at http://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/specifics.htm

9.3.2016 The Planning Board will hold a Scenic Road Public Hearing on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7pm, regarding proposed tree cutting on Paget Road by the NH Electric Co-op.  Please visit the Planning Board page for more information.

9.3.2016 The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. 

8.29.2016 The Office of the Selectboard will be closed and the Selectboard will not meet on Friday, September 2, 2016 and on Monday, September 5, 2016.

8.15.2016 Parsonage Road is closed for thru traffic from Townhouse Road to the Town Garage on Friday, August 19, 2016  6:00 am to 11:00 pm; Saturday, August 20, 2016  6:00 am to 11:00 om; and Sunday, August 21, 2016  6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Per Order of The Cornish, NH, Selectboard and Road Agent.

8.15.2016 The Office of the Selectboard will close on Tuesday, 8/16/16, at 12 noon and will reopen on Monday, 8/22/16 at 12:30pm.  The Selectboard will not meet on Friday, 8/19/16.

8.5.2016 The NH Department of Transportation will hold a combined Public Officials/Public Information meeting at the Cornish Town Offices on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 6 pm.   NHDOT will discuss the reconstruction of Saint Gaudens Road from NH Route 12A to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

8.4.2016 Road closed to thru traffic on School Street, Thursday, August 4th for paving.  Road closed to thru traffic on Cornish Stage Road, Friday, August 5th for paving, weather permitting. – Cornish Highway Department

7.25.2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: The Selectboard will be meeting on August 12, 2016, at 3pm upstairs in the Town Office to update the Town of Cornish Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This required update will allow the town to apply for Hazard Mitigation Grants.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

6.20.2016 The Selectboard Office  will close at noon on Tuesday, June 28 and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8:30am.  The Selectboard will NOT be meeting on Friday July 1st or Monday July 4th.

4.27.2016  Dog Licenses are due April 30.  Licenses may be purchased from the Town Clerk. Fees may be mailed to the Town Clerk with a self addressed, stamped ($0.70 postage) envelope included.
neutered/spayed: $6.50
unaltered: $9.00
puppy: $6.50
senior (owner over 65): $2.00
Dogs must have a valid rabies certificate in order to be licensed.

1.18.2016 The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed 1/18/2016.

1.5.2016 PUBLIC HEARING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016, 7PM, CORNISH TOWN OFFICES
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed removal of trees identified as hazards by Eversource along the following town of Cornish roads designated as scenic: Lang Road, Platt Road, Saint Gaudens Road.
For a map and listing of proposed removals, please click here.  The full text of the notice can be found on the Planning Board Page.

1.4.2016 The Selectboard will hold a budget work session on Wednesday, January 6, 6:30 pm, in the Town Offices.

12.20.2015 Holiday Hours at the Town Offices.
Selectmen’s Office: Closed
December 24 , 25 and January 1.  The Selectmen will not meet December 25.
Town Clerk: Open Monday, December 21, 5-7 pm.
Town Clerk & Tax Collector: Open Tuesday anTd Wednesday, December 22 and 23, 4:30-7pm.
Closed Friday-Saturday, December 24-26.  Open Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29, 4:30-7pm.  Closed December 30 and 31.  Back to regular schedule in January.

11.20.2015  The Cornish Planning Board will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Subdivision Regulations.  For the full text of the amendments please visit the Planning Board page.  Time and place: Thursday, December 3, 2015,7 pm, Cornish Town Offices.

11.20.2015 The SAU Planning Committee  will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 7 pm, at the Cornish Elementary School.  Please visit the SAU Committee page for the full report, a report summary, and the full text of the notice.

11.18.2015 Reminder: Property Tax Bills are due December 7, 2015.  Please visit the Tax Collector page for more information.

11.3.2015 Election Day: There are no elections in Cornish today.

10.8.2015 The next meeting of the Cornish Historical Society is October 12, 2015 at 7 PM when Gary Ward speaks on “THE MEDAL OF HONOR AND AN UPDATE TO THE GETTYSBURG STORY.” For more information see our News and Notes. The meeting is at the Cornish Town Office, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.

Police Station9.17.2015   SAFETY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE:  Sunday, October 4, from 12-2 pm at Engine One Fire Station (across from the school).  Eat lunch with members of the fire department, police department, rescue squad. Touch our trucks! See our equipment! Ask questions! Get a few goodies! Displays from NH E911, NH Division of Forestry, NH Poison Control and more. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks! Parking on the upper portion of the CREA property just East of the fire station.  For more information, contact Chantelle (please click here for email)
or Dale (please click here for email) .

9.14.2015 The catalog of the Cornish Historical Society is now online! CHS has also mounted, with the approval of the Select Board, an exhibit at the Town Office, Second Floor.  The collection on School Street focuses on art, history(past history), and the Cornish Colony.  As a supplement, the exhibit at the Town Office has a theme of more current history and showcases items relevant to persons presently living in the town.  A Finding Guide to the exhibit is available also at the collections page.

Please visit the Collections page to access the catalog.

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Steve Taylor will be the featured speaker at the 9/14 Historical Society meeting.

9.4.2015  The Cornish Historical Society has posted its News and Notes Newsletter. The newsletter has the meeting schedule for this Fall and next Spring. The next meeting is at 7:00 PM on September 14 at the Cornish Town Offices with Steve Taylor presenting “ New Hampshire’s Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs.” All are welcome.

9.4.2015  The Office of the Selectmen will be closed and the Board of Selectmen will not meet on Friday, September 4, 2015, and Monday, September 7, 2015.

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66th Annual Cornish Fair: August 21-23.

8.19.2015 Parsonage Road will be closed to through traffic from Townhouse Road to the Town Garage.
– Friday, August 21,2015 6:00AM to 11:00PM
– Saturday, August 22,2015 6:00AM to 11:00PM
– Sunday, August 23,2015 6:00AM to 7:00PM

8.19.2015 The Office of the Selectmen will be closed and the Board of Selectmen will not meet on Friday, August 21, 2015.

7.31.2015 The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Meeting on major maintenance work involving scour protection to the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge:
· Date and Time: Friday, July 31, 2015, 3pm
· Location: Cornish Town Offices, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH

7.27.2015 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: You are hereby notified that the Cornish Selectboard will hold a public hearing pursuant to NH RSA 31:95-b, Appropriation of Funds Made Available during the Year, to accept a gift of $80,000 from the estate of James C. Kibbey. Time and place of said hearing is as follows:
Monday, August 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
Cornish Town Offices
488 Town House Road
Cornish, NH 03745

7.14.2015
Cornish Old Home Day will take place on July 25 at the Church on Center Road.  For more information, please visit the Old Home Day page.

7.14.2015 The Office of the Selectmen is closed today, July 14.  Town Clerk will hold regular hours.

7.1.2015 The Office of the Selectmen will be closed Friday, July 3, and the Selectboard will not meet that day.

7.1.2015 First bill 2015 Property Taxes are due today.  Please visit the Tax Collector page for more information.

6.16.2015 The Office of the Selectmen will be closed June 22-26, and the Selectboard will not meet that week. The Town Clerk and Tax Collector offices will maintain their usual hours.

6.9.2015 Pictures of the Town Memorial Day Service have been posted to the Cornish Historical Society Facebook Page.

5.28.2015 
Property Tax Bills have been mailed and are due July 1, 2015.  Please visit the Tax Collector page for hours and more information.

5.22.2015 The Town of Cornish Memorial Day Service  will be held on  Saturday, May 30, at 10 am on the Meeting House Lawn in Cornish Flat.

5.4.2015  Town Forest trails are ready for walking!  To read the full announcement please click on the link.

4.27.2015  Dog Licenses are due April 30.  Licenses may be purchased from the Town Clerk. Fees may be mailed to the Town Clerk with a self addressed, stamped ($0.70 postage) envelope included.
neutered/spayed: $6.50
unaltered: $9.00
puppy: $6.50
senior (owner over 65): $2.00
Dogs must have a valid rabies certificate in order to be licensed.

2.27.2015  The 248th Cornish Town Report is available at the Town Office, Cornish Elementary School, and the 12% Solution.

2.9.2015  Town Meeting Day: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Cornish Elementary School Gym.
Ballot voting begins at 10:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm.  Business portion begins at 12:00 noon.

2.9.15  Town of Cornish 2015 Budget Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 7pm in the Cornish Town Office.

1.1.2015 Cornish Zoning Ordinance Amendment  The Cornish Planning Board will hold a public hearing under RSA 675:3 on January 15, 2015, at 7pm in the Cornish Town Office  on a proposed amendment to the Cornish Zoning Ordinance to adopt a digitized copy of the current 1992 Cornish zoning district map. The new map was reproduced using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The boundaries of all zoning districts remain as shown on the 1992 map.  Click here for the full text of the amendment. A full scale copy of the new map and the full text of the amendment are available in the conference room at the Cornish Town Office, 488 Town House Road.

12.16.2014  Office of the Selectmen December Hours: The Office of the Selectmen will be closed December 25-26, 2014, and January 1, 2015.  The Selectboard will not meet on Friday, December 26.  The Selectboard will hold its regular meeting on Friday, January 2, 2015, from 3-5 pm.

12.16.2014 Town Clerk December Hours: The Town Clerk’s Office will be open Mon-Thurs from 5-7 pm the week of 12/15.  For the weeks of 12/22 and 12/29,  the Town Clerk’s Office will be open Monday and Tuesday (12/22-23 and 12/29-30) from 5-7 pm.

12.16.2104 The Cornish Meeting House has been awarded a $54,100 grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) in addition to a $7,500 grant from the New Hampshire Preservation Society.  Click here for more details.

12.16.2014  The Cornish Historical Society has posted pictures of and transcripts from the diaries of William Balloch on its page.

11.10.2014  Property Tax bills will be mailed this week.  Bills are due December 11, 2014.  For more information please visit the Tax Collector’s page.
2014 Tax Rate Calculation

11.6.2014  The Board of Selectmen will meet Friday, November 7, 2014, at 7am in the Cornish Town Offices.

11.4.2014  HELL HOLLOW ROAD will be closed from 7am, Monday, November 10, 2014, to 5:30pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, due to culvert replacement.

10.28.2014   SCHOOL STREET will be closed from the juncture of School Street and NH Rt. 120 to Claremont Savings Bank on Friday, October 31, 2014, from 4:30pm – 8pmThe bank parking lot will remain accessible via East Road.

10.27.2014   STATE GENERAL ELECTION is November 4, 2014.  Polling Place: Cornish Elementary School, 274 Town House Road.  Polling Hours: 8am – 7pm.

7.20.2014  The Town is currently considering a Management Plan for the CREA property.  For more information about CREA, visit the CREA page on this website.