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General Announcements for the Town of Candia

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Snow, Snow, Snow - Guidelines & Warnings


- Snow Disposal Guidelines

- State Fire Marshal Warns of Building Collapse Danger

- The Candia Recycling Center will be closed if there is a state of emergency or loss of power.


NH House District 32 Special Election - March 31, 2015

A Special Primary Election for state representative for Rockingham 32 [Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham] will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.


Candidates may file with their town clerk on Monday and Tuesday, February 2 and 3, 2015 during normal business hours. Candidates may also file with the Secretary of State, State House, Concord, Monday through Friday, February 2 through 6, 2015.


Filing fee for state representative is $2.00 or a petition containing five names of registered voters.


Barry Conservation Camp Scholarship Application Available

Candia Conservation Commission is pleased to announce the first camp scholarship opportunity for Candia Students. Visit the CCC website for more information.


Calendars for sale: Featuring photos of Candia

Candia Conservation Commission Calendars are now available and are only $10 each. They feature photographs of our natural treasures taken around Candia, and were created as a fundraiser to send students to Barry Conservation Camp.


Proceeds from calendar sales will go into the Debra Bell Levesque Scholarship Fund created for this purpose.


Calendars may be purchased at the town office building, the Smyth Public Library or from Conservation Commission members. Get yours early. Limited quantities available.


Books for sale: "Candia: A Sense of Place"

The Heritage Commission has compiled and published an updated history of the town with an emphasis on residents' personal recollections. The last recorded history was done by the Bicentennial Committee in 1963. The new book begins with the history as it was documented in 1963.


Contributors to the 2014 "Candia: A Sense of Place", were town organizations updating their activities, many Candia residents’ memoirs and Moore School student appreciations of the town. New and old photographs enhance the book.


Copies are available at the Smyth Public Library or Commission members for $15.


Volunteer Opportunity - Cemetery Trustees

At our last Town Meeting, the town voted to reinstate elected Cemetery Trustees in 2015. Well, it’s 2015 now and we’re looking for volunteers! According to State Law, we’ll be electing three (3) of the five (5) new trustees at the March election, one for one year, one for two years and one for three years. The two other trustees will be appointed by the selectmen, also for staggered terms. Future elections will be for three years each, as the terms expire.


If you’re interested, or want more information, contact Selectman Snow, the current Cemetery Trustee Chair, at the Town Office, by letter to 74 High Street, Candia, NH 03034 or by phone at 483-8101.


Road Safety Audit - Intersection of Rt 43 and Rt 27

The NH Department of Transportation has now completed the Road Safety Audit (RSA) for two of the more dangerous intersections in Candia. These are two of the three corners of the triangle where NH Routes 27 & 43 traffic intersects.


One of those three corner intersections is the “Four Corners” where the state has installed traffic control signal lights, significantly improving the traffic flow and reducing accidents. 


The southerly corner intersection, where NH Route 43 traffic between Manchester and the Deerfield area meets Raymond Road, by the entrance to Holbrook Cemetery, is particularly dangerous. Traffic coming from the Deerfield area has to stop and then merge into the traffic coming from the Raymond area going into Manchester. Traffic coming from the Manchester area and going to the Deerfield area has to make a left turn thru that same traffic flow to continue on Route 43.


The easterly corner intersection, where NH Route 27 going from Candia to Raymond has to stop and enter the traffic going to and from Manchester is the least dangerous of the three, but does a poor job of handling turning traffic.


The RSA, a lengthy and comprehensive exercise, was conducted with representatives of the state, the municipality and potentially affected residents last summer. A draft of the results was reviewed by the participants. These final results will now go to NHDOT for design and future construction by the state.


The report and drawing plans of the proposed improvement options can be viewed at the below links.

- Road Safety Audit Report (2 MB)

- Road Safety Audit Concept (12 MB)


Slide Presentation - Vision and master planning for Candia

View the slide presentation on the importance of visioning and master planning for Candia. This presentation was given by SNHPC at the Candia Planning Board meeting of November 5, 2014.


Candia Moore Park Playground - Thank you!

Thanks to our intrepid volunteers and park visitors, we managed to complete spreading the playground surface protection materia today! No Sunday work party necessary, but you're welcome to come and enjoy the park.


Thanks to ALL of you, young and old(er) alike, that love the playground.


Check the Facebook Moore Park page for photos!


2014 Revaluation Information

Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC will be taking calls to schedule an appointment on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday October 27th thru October 29th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Reviews appointments will be held on the following dates: Thursday October 30th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday October 31st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Informal Reviews will be held at the Candia Town Hall, 74 High Street.


- 2014 Revaluation Preliminary Values - Ordered by Owner

- 2014 Revaluation Preliminary Values - Ordered by Map & Lot


PSNH: Helicopter work along powerline corridor

Beginning September 15 and continuing into mid-October, PSNH will be using a helicopter to help string wires along the power lines from Hooksett to Deerfield. PSNH is requesting that we notify residents who have horses or other animals that may be spooked by the helicopters. Any questions may be directed to 1-888-926-5334 or by e-mail at


UPDATE: The  helicopter work referenced above has been completed.  However, an additional step is now needed to complete the entire project.  This step, which will also require the use of a helicopter, will not be performed until January 2015.  When the time gets closer, PSNH will notify abutters of the upcoming work.


DHHS Identifies Positive Test for EEE in an Animal

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing a positive test result for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a mule in the town of Candia. Read the Press Release released by DHHS.


PSNH Announces Automated Meter Reading Service

PSNH is enhancing technology that collects your electric usage every month by installing AMR, or Automated Meter Reading, for you and all our customers across New Hampshire. This safe, proven technology enables our meter readers to read your meter remotely, safely, and accurately, via wireless radio signals.

- What to expect and what to know

- AMR Brochure


Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire

Read the official NH DHHS Health Alert: Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases in New Hampshire.


Candia Town Reports - History Buffs Rejoice!

Copies of many of the original Candia Town Reports going back to the late 1800's are now available on the website in PDF format (many fully searchable, I've been told). A unique historical resource at your fingertips. Check them out and if you know where we can get any of the missing years, let us know.


How to find them? On the left hand menu, select Annual Reports under the “Public Documents” section.


On Sale Now - Water Powered Mill Sites in Candia, NH book

Water Powered Mill Sites in Candia, New Hampshire - Front CoverThe Candia Heritage Commission announces the publication of Water Powered Mill Sites in Candia, NH documented by Diane Philbrick and Jim Lindsey.


There were as many as 15 mill sites in Candia in the 19th century and based on an 1852 map, Philbrick and Lindsey tracked them down. This 100-page book records the history of the mills and gives a photographic account of the present day archeological remains, and the granite rock work of dams and spillways.


To order this book, please visit the town office. All proceeds from this book benefit the Smyth Memorial Building renovation.



View Candia's Scenic Roads

View a map or list of scenic roads in Candia, NH.


Display your photos at the Town Hall

Do you have a knack for photography? If you do and you'd like to display your photos on the wall at the Town Hall, talk to the town clerk, Christine Dupere, and she'll fill you in on the details.