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Published: 07/28/2006    print this story   email this story  

Pelham, N.H.

Around Town

Town government

Selectmen's Office, Town Hall Annex, 6 Village Green, 603-635-8233. Chairman Victor Danevich, Vice Chair Edmund Gleason, Jean-Guy Bergeron, Harold Lynde, Thomas Domenico.

Green space

Pelham Veteran's Memorial Park, 56 acres, south end of town off Mammoth Road.

Swimming at the town beach at Long Pond, picnic tables, tennis and basketball courts, and areas to walk.

Pelham Skate Park, 6 Village Green.

Muldoon Park, 50 acres on the corner of Nashua and Mammoth roads, soccer and baseball fields, walking trails, picnic tables and a toddler playground.

Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park, 200-plus acres. Private overnight use requires permission from the Park and Recreation Department. Limited hiking trails available for day use. Located a quarter-mile west of Mammoth Road on Keyes Hill Road. Soccer and multiuse playing fields.

Peabody Town Forest, off Old Lawrence Road, southeast of Atwood Road. Limited public access.

Thomas J. Kirby Town Forest, 30 acres off Woodlawn Circle. Limited public access.

Golden Brook Park on Windham Road, one baseball field, one softball field.

To register a car, dog, etc.: Town Clerk's office, Town Hall, 6 Village Green. Town clerk is Dorothy Marsden, 603-635-2040. Residents also can register to vote, get a marriage, hunting or fishing license and general town information.

Paying taxes: The 2005 tax rate was $31.25 per $1,000 valuation. Valuation is 43.3 percent. The new rate is set in the fall. The tax collector's office is in Town Hall, at 6 Village Green. Phone is 603-635-2040.

Animal control: Animal Control Officer Timothy Vincent, 6 Village Green, 603-635-2411.

For the needy: Help from the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund is available by contacting Mary Anne Roche, or Frank Sullivan, 603-635-3457. To donate, send a check payable to Pelham Good Neighbor Fund, Box 953, Pelham, N.H. 03076.

Scouting: Boy Scouts, Daniel Webster Council, Nutfiled District, Greg Osborn, district executive, 603-625-6431. Girl Scouts, Swiftwater Girl Scout Council, Region Five, Pelham Service Unit contact is Rose Ann Puddister, 603-635-9442.

For senior citizens: Senior Citizens Center, 8 Nashua Road, 603-635-3800, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recreation: Pelham Veteran's Memorial Park, open to residents only. Summer hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m. Beach stickers may be purchased at the beach at $30 a season for the first vehicle and $10 for each additional vehicle. Day passes can also be purchased for $5 through lifeguard on duty.

To report a pothole: Pelham Highway Agent Donald Foss, 603-635-8526.

Library: Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, is open year-round Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Director Sue Hoadley, 603-635-7581.

Recycling: Containers for recycling are set up for residents to use at the Transfer Station on Windham Road, 603-635-3964. Bottles, cans, metal, cardboard and newspaper can be deposited in the appropriate container. Transfer station open Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:55 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

In emergencies:

Police Department, 14 Village Green. Police emergency, 911 or 603-635-2121. Chief Evan Haglund, 603-635-2411.

Fire Department, 65 Old Bridge North. Fire emergency number, 911 or 603-635-2421. Chief Michael Walker, 603-635-2703.


Public: Superintendent Dr. Elaine F. Cutler, 603-890-3760.

Pelham High Principal Dr. Dorothy Mohr, 603-635-2115.

Pelham Memorial School Principal Catherine Pinsonneault, 603-635-2321.

Pelham Elementary School Principal Alicia La France, 603-635-7165.

Private: St. Patrick School Principal Roger Dumont, 603-635-2941.


Baptist: CrossRoads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, 603-635-1556. Sunday worship services, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Pastor Matthew Kyzer.

Catholic: St. Patrick Rectory, 12 Main St., 603-635-3525, the Rev. Robert Guillemette. Summer Masses Monday through Wednesday, at 8 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. Prayer Service. Rest of the year, Masses are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Congregational: First Congregational Church of Pelham, Main Street, 603-635-7025. The Rev. Geoffrey Knowlton. Worship services Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m.

Pentecostal: New England Pentecostal Ministries, 327 Gage Hill Road, 603-898-4637. Bishop Stanley Choate and Pastor Ruth Choate. Sunday worship service, 11 a.m. Bible study Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

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