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

Windham




AROUND TOWN

Town government

Windham has a town meeting-selectmen-town administrator form of government. Main offices, 603-432-7732.

Library: Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, 603-432-7154. Summer hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter hours: Monday, through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and holidays. Visit nesmithlibrary.org

Paying taxes: The 2005 tax rate was $19.46 per $1,000 of assessed value. Valuation rate is 70 percent. New rate is set in the fall. Bills are issued twice a year, July and December. Tax Collector Ruth A. Robertson, 603-432-7731.

Building permits: Apply at Building Department, 5 N. Lowell Road, 603-432-3806.

Dog licenses: Obtain through the Town Clerk's office, 603-434-5075.

Voting: Voters register at Town Clerk's office weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday until 8 p.m.

Day care: The Child Care Service of Rockingham Community Action Program lists day care facilities throughout the county, 603-893-8446.

Recreation: Family passes at the town beach on Cobbetts Pond Road are free, but required. Beach use is for residents only. Obtain hunting, fishing, dirt bike and boat licenses at Town Clerk's office.

Green space: Deer Leap is a rock ledge overlooking Moeckel's Pond. The trail to this conservation area is located just past the end of Marblehead Road. Foster's Pond and Deer Leap are managed by the Conservation Commission. The Bayberry Conservation Area, also managed by the Conservation Commission, featuring ponds and streams, blue heron nesting areas and a wide variety of foliage, is located in the southeast corner of town at the end of Bayberry Road, off Langdon and Range (Route 111A)roads.

Town Common, Church Street

Windham Country Club's 18-hole golf course is off Londonderry Road.

Windham Wonderland Community Playground, Fish Road off Ministerial Road, behind Cemetery on the Plain.

Landry Ski Area, managed by the Conservation Commission, is 70 acres off Lowell Road, next to Golden Brook School. The land has trails 410 feet high at one point. Woods are home to deer, moose, fox and coyotes; the pond, herons. Hikers can park on Lowell Road and enter to the far right of the cornfield.

Animal problems: Call Alfred E. Seifert, Windham animal control officer, contacted through police dispatchers at 603-434-5577.

Reporting a pothole: Call Road Agent Jack McCartney through Town Hall at 603-965-1211.

Recycling: The town recycles plastic, corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, newspaper, glass, aluminum cans, scrap metal, tires, used clothing and magazines at the transfer and recycling station, 1 Ledge Road, off Route 111, 603-426-5102.

In emergencies: 911 is available for emergency calls.

Police emergencies, call 603-432-2278; general calls, 603-434-5577.

Fire emergencies, call 603-432-5367; general calls, 603-434-4907.

For the needy: For information on town welfare, contact the Town Administrator's office, 603-432-7732.

For history buffs: Since its founding in 1976, the Windham Historic Committee has either received or pledged items pertaining to town history. Patricia Skinner and Marion Dinsmore are members of the committee.

On the Web: windhamnewhampshire.com

SCHOOLS

Public:

Superintendent Dr. Elaine Cutler, 19 Haverhill Road, Route 111, 603-425-1976.

Golden Brook: Lowell Road, Principal Beth McGuire, 603-898-9586.

Windham Center: Principal Maureen B. Bass, 603-432-7312.

Windham Middle: Lowell Road, Principal Stephen Plocharczyk, 603-893-2636.

High School: Salem High, Principal William Hagen, 603-893-7069.

CHURCHES

Bible: Windham Bible Chapel, 14 Cobbetts Pond Road, 603-898-9899. Pastor Jeff Spanos. Sunday school, 9:30; service, 10 a.m. Summer service, 9:30 a.m.

Catholic: St. Matthew Parish-Rectory, 2 Searles Road, 603-893-3336. Msgr. Donald J. Gilbert. Mass Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30, 9:30 and

11:30 a.m.

Presbyterian: Windham Presbyterian Church, 1 Church St., 603-432-2150. The Rev. James E. Stuart. Summer services: Sunday, 9 a.m. Fall services, Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m; Sunday school, 9 a.m.

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