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Hampstead, N.H.




Around Town

Town government

Town Office: 11 Main Street, 603-329-4100. Contact Town Clerk/Tax Collector Patricia "Tricia" P. Curran, 603-329-4100 for all town offices and information including selectmen, Planning Board, building, assessors, human services, cemetery, welfare, marriage and pet licenses, voter, vehicle, and boat registration, dump stickers and coupons, beach parking stickers, and recycling bins.

Green space: A town-wide trail system is available to hikers, horseback-riders and cross-country skiers. Maps available in the town clerk's office.

On the Web: hampsteadnh.us

Tax rate: $17.23 per $1,000 of assessed value at 98.6 percent. New rate set in October.

To report a pothole: For help with road problems contact the town garage, 603-329-5110.

Recreation: For recreation programs, the town beach or sports teams, contact Recreation Director Angie Ingraham, 603-329-4100 ext. 112.

Recycling: For information about curbside rubbish disposal or recycling of paper, plastic and glass, call Bestway Disposal, 603-778-2116. Bulk disposal permitted at the Kent Farm Transfer Station Facility on the second Saturday of the month, April through November. Dump stickers are required and can be obtained at the town clerk's office. For coupons to dispose of tires or appliances containing Freon also see the town clerk. Dispose of waste motor oil at the town garage the first and third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m

Emergencies: All emergency police, fire and rescue calls should be made to 911.

Police Department, Emerson Avenue, 603-329-5700. hampsteadnh.us/police

Fire Department, 17 Little's Lane, 603-329-6006. hampsteadnh.us/fire

Library: For information about programs and hours, visit the library at Mary E. Clark Drive, 603-329-6411. hampstead.lib.nh.us

For veterans: Call for veterans information. Commander Forrest Brown, VFW Post No. 11254, 603-329-6496. The post meets at the Civic Club on Main Street.

SCHOOLS

Public:

Superintendent Dr. Douglas McDonald and Assistant Superintendent Richard LaSalle, 603-382-6119.

Hampstead Central, 21 Emerson Ave., Principal Dillard Collins, 603-329-6326. Readiness through grade four.

Preschool is at Central School. Fran Beauhmor is director, 329-6326 X#271. hcs.hampstead.k12.nh.us/teachers/teech/preschool.htm

Hampstead Middle, 26 School St., Principal Patricia Grassbaugh, 603-329-6743. Grades five through eight.

Pinkerton Academy, Derry, Principal Charles H. Varney, 603-437-5200. Regional high school.

Private: Hampstead Academy, 320 East Road, ages three through grade eight. Head of School Lyn Kutzelman, 603-329-4406. hampsteadacademy.org

CHURCHES

Baptist: Island Pond Baptist Church, North Salem Road, 603-329-5959. Pastor James D. Wells. Sunday services, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Catholic: St. Anne Parish, Emerson Avenue, 603-329-5886. Rev. Frederick Pennett. Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Congregational: Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., 603-329-6985. Senior Pastor is the Rev. Carol E. Atwood-Lyon. Associate Pastor William Ferguson. Sunday service, 10 a.m.; summer thought Labor Day at 9 a.m. Child care/crib room. Children's programs during the summer. Church is handicapped accessible.

Episcopal: St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, 603-329-4674. The Rev. Miriam Acevedo, vicar. Services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Summer, 9 a.m.

Protestant: East Hampstead Union Church, Route 121A, 603-378-0683. Pastor Paul Sweet. Service at 9:30 a.m. in June, July and August; fall and winter, 10 a.m.

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