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General Announcements for the Town of Candia

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Planning Board Public Hearing Notice: June 3 at 7PM

Notice is hereby given that the Candia Planning Board in accordance with RSA 675:7, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday June 3, 2015, at 7:00 PM in Candia Town Hall, 74 High Street, Candia NH  03034.

- Public Hearing Notice


Special General Election for State Representative: May 19

The Special General Election for State Representative for our district (Rockingham County District 32) will be Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Candia Town Office building meeting room. Polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.


For more information about this election, visit the Secretary of State-New Hampshire website.


Budget Committee - Seeking Admin Assistant

The Candia Budget Committee is seeking applicants for a part time Administrative Assistant. Duties will include providing clerical work for the Budget Committee including taking and transcribing meeting minutes.


Please send resumes to: Budget Committee, Candia Town Hall, 74 High Street, Candia NH 03034 by May 13th.


Planning Board & Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternates - Open Positions



There are currently vacant positions for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternates.  If you are an interested party, please submit a letter of interest to:


Town of Candia

Attn:  Land Use Office

74 High Street

Candia, NH 03034


If you have any questions, please call the Land Use Office at 434-8588.


Depot Road Bridge CLOSED from April 14 to June 3

The Department of Transportation will be closing the Depot Road Bridge over Route 101 from April 14th to June 3rd for bridge deck replacement.  DOT will be responsible for detour signs directing motorist around the worksite.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  


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.


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.


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.