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New Boston is a bucolic, historic New England town with a Norman Rockwell central village. A quiet, rural town, it is convenient to major highways, and is only 20 minutes to the Manchester airport. The Piscataquog River runs through the town, providing year-round recreational opportunities such as kayaking, fishing, bicycling, snow shoeing, X-C skiing and nature walks.

The town was first settled in 1736 by grantees who were former residents of Boston, MA. The name of New Boston was first used by the township in 1751. New Boston recently celebrated its 250th incorporation.

During the Revolutionary War, New Boston militia under the command of General John Stark help defeat Hessian troops at the Battle of Bennington. The cannon used, named the Molly Stark Cannon, was awarded to this militia by General Stark. On display at the Historical Society, the cannon is still maintained by the New Boston Artillery Company and is fired every year as part of the 4th of July celebrations.

The town’s history is rooted in its agricultural past. When the railroad came to town in 1893, entrepreneur JR Whipple supplied his 3 Boston hotels with fresh farm products from the town. Passenger train service to New Boston was ended in 1931, and the railroad was abandoned in the 1970’s. Today the railroad bed has been converted to a walking/biking/skiing trail enjoyed by the residents of New Boston.

In World War II, Joe English Pond was used for target practice. This area became the New Boston Air force Base, and satellite tracking antenna were installed. In 1948 Roger Babson established the Gravity Research Foundation, drawing notable scientists to conferences held here. The Foundation was relocated to Babson College in the 1960s, and still holds its annual essay contest.

Today the townsfolk of New Boston love their town! Excellent schools, preservation of country character, and strong community spirit make New Boston is a special place to live that has much to offer. Come find out why New Boston could be the perfect community for you!

 

Quick Facts about New Boston, Hillsborough County, NH 03070

Type of Government: Town Meeting
Total Area = 45 Square Miles
Population per 2010 Census: 5320
Population Density: 120 People per Square Mile
17 Miles to Manchester, NH Airport
70 Miles to Logan Airport, Boston
2014 tax rate: $25.45
2013 Town Budget: $3,131,113

Departments & Services in New Boston

Town Offices: 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd • (603) 487-2500 • www.newbostonnh.gov

Police Dept: Full time 24 hour coverage • 116 Old Coach Rd • 487-2433 (non-emergency)
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Police

Fire Dept: 4 Meetinghouse Hill Rd • All-volunteer, with Auxiliary & Cadets programs. • 487-5532
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Fire

Transfer Station: New Boston has mandatory recycling. Going to the dump is a social event! Meet your neighbors & friends at the re-use-it room. Local private companies also contract for trash pick-up.
• 412 Old Coach Road • 487-5000 • www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Transfer/index

Whipple Free Library: 67 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-3391 • www.whipplefreelibrary.org

US Post Office: 71 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-2245
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_WebDocs/usps

New Boston Recreational Department: Offers ongoing sports & education programs for children & adults, as well as senior outings and events, Summer Concerts and special seasonal events. • 5 Meetinghouse Hill Rd • 487-2880 • www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Recreation/index

New Boston on Facebook

The place to go for all the latest on what is going on around town. Go to these pages and Join Group.

• New Boston, NH: Conversation group for current, past & prospective New Boston residents
• New Boston Area Yard Sale: Local yard sale group
• New Boston FREEcycle: Give or get items for free for New Boston residents
• New Boston, NH and Surrounding Towns Business Group: Local businesses and service providers

Organizations & Clubs in New Boston

Historical Society: 2 Central Square • 487-2526 • www.newbostonhistoricalsociety.com

Joe English Grange: 7 Meetinghouse Hill Rd (upstairs town hall) • 487-2219

New Boston 4th of July Committee: Contact Laura Bernard • 487-2556

New Boston Garden Club: Contact Maddy Perron  • 487-2736 or Mary Lanzillotti • 487-2139

New Boston Lions Club: Contact Jane Warren •   486-8778  •  jcwmanch@comcast.net

Knitting Groups: Contact Whipple Free Library • 67 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-3391

Piscataquog Quilters: Contact Pat Hansen • 487-2115

Medical Facilities In & Near New Boston

Elliott at New Boston: Family Medicine • 52 High St • 487-3429 • www.elliotdocnewboston.com

New Boston Dental Care: 52 High St • 487-2106 • www.newbostondentalcare.com

New Boston Physical Therapy:
• 16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd • 487-3933 • www.newbostonphysicaltherapy.com

Ingrando Chiropratic: Denise Ingrando • 56 Woodbury Rd • 487-1259

Deb Gilligan, LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Heath Counselor):   79-H Mont Vernon Rd • 487-2246

Erin Gilligan, Individual & Family Therapist, MSW, LICSW:  79-H Mont Vernon Rd • 361-7595

Elliott Hospital: 1 Elliott Way, Manchester • 669-5300 • www.elliothospital.org/website/index.php

Catholic Medical Center: 100 McGregor St, Manchester • 668-3545 • www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

Churches in New Boston

There are 3 houses of worship New Boston. Surrounding towns house other denominations and faiths.

NB Community Church: 2 Meetinghouse Hill Rd • 487- 2160 • www.communitychurchnewboston.org

Chestnut Hill Chapel: 219 Chestnut Hill Rd • 472-2709 • www.chestnuthillchapel.com

New Boston Baptist: 184 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-2713

Schools Servicing New Boston

There are 2 private preschools in New Boston, a public elementary (K-6), and an area agreement with the Town of Goffstown for middle & high school.

SAU 19: 11 School St, Goffstown • 497-4818 • www.goffstown.k12.nh.us/SAU19

New Boston Central School: Arts-integrated, community-involved grades K-6 . An integrated pre-school is available for children needing early services
• 15 Central School Rd • 487-2211 • www.nbcs.k12.nh.us

Mountain View Middle School: Grades 7-8
• 41 Lauren Lane, Goffstown • 497-8288 • www.goffstown.k12.nh.us/MV

Goffstown High School: 2014 US News Best High School Silver Winner, grades 9-12
• 27 Wallace Rd, Goffstown • 497-4841 • www.goffstown.k12.nh.us/GHS

Pre-schools:
Little People’s Depot: 20 River Rd • 487-5561 • www.littlepeoplesdepot.com
Chestnut Christian Preschool & Kindergarten:
• 219 Chestnut Hill Rd • 472-2709 • www.chestnutchristian.com

Other Area Private Schools:
Academy of Science and Design: Charter Public School Grade 6 – 12 • 486 Amherst St #1, Nashua
• 595-4705 • www.asdnh.org

The Derryfield School: Grades 6 – 12 • 2108 River Rd, Manchester • 669-4524 • www.derryfield.org

Homeschooling: While there is not currently an official New Boston home schooling group, contact Karina Betrand for more info on area resources. • 487-2102 • www.nhhomeschooling.org

Music & Art Lessons

Art Lessons for Kids: Jeanne Bisceglia • 448 Clark Hill Rd • 487-2572

Art Lessons for Adults: Eileen Belanger • 24 Francestown Rd • 487-5522

Music Lessons: The New Boston Central School offers band for 5th & 6th graders, with music lessons available. The middle & high school also offer band as well as strings. There are also private lessons available from area musicians.

Piano • Ann Marie Ashford • 25 Davis Lane • 487-2608

Piano • Joyce Smith • 428 Clark Hill Rd • 487-2917

Piano • Karina Betrand • 253 Francestown Rd • 487-2102

Piano & Guitar • Lynn Bowers • 420 Clark Hill Rd • 487-5445

Drums • Tim Jones • 66 Summit Dr • 487-5004

Viola & Violin • Rebecca Blom Carle • 77 Summit Dr • 487-3267

Area Grocery Stores

Market Basket Bedford: 539 Donald St, Bedford • 222-1471

Market Basket Milford: 21 Jones Rd, Milford • 672-4558

Hannaford Goffstown: 605 Mast Rd, Goffstown • 626-4488

Sully’s Superette: 10 North Mast Rd, Goffstown • 497-8176

Fresh Food Sources in New Boston

Farmers Market: Fresh offerings on Saturday mornings on the town common in summer and fall. Contact: Karina Bertrand • 487-2102 • www.newbostonfarmersmarket.webs.com

Middle Branch Farm: 280 Colburn Rd • 487-2540 • www.middlebranchfarm.com

Dodge’s Ice Cream & Vegetable Stand: Contact: Claire Dodge • RT 77, Weare Rd • 487-3339

Apple Knoll Farm: Family-farm raised beef. Contact: Gretchen Anderson • 88 Beard Rd • 487-2900

Eggs: A drive down New Boston’s back roads will find many “Eggs for Sale” signs, and a query on the New Boston Facebook page will get a response to see who has eggs currently available. Locals that usually have fresh eggs available:
Karina Betrand • Greentwist Acres • 253 Francestown Rd • 487-2102
Shirley Sullivan • 332 Tucker Mill Rd • 487-2213
Jessica Plamondon • 501 Mont Vernon Rd

Maple Syrup: When the sap is flowing in early spring, the smoke from the sugar houses is rising!
Mt Crumpit Farm: Dale Smith • 207 Lull Rd • 487-3047
Maple Butternut Farm: James Danes • 487-5508
Cody’s Sap House: Cody Barrier • 445 Francestown Rd • 487-2708
Townes Family Sugarhouse: Charles Peak • 266 South Hill Rd • 487-5047

Restaurants & Places to Eat

Molly’s Tavern: 35 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-1362 • www.mollysnh.com

New Boston Pizza: 81 Mont Vernon Rd • 487-2800

Northeast Café: 8 Mill St • 487-3930

Dodge’s Country Store: 7 Central Sq • 487-5255

Dodge’s Ice Cream & Vegetable Stand: RT 77, Weare Rd • 487-3339

Just Like Mom’s Bakery & Restaurant: 353 Riverdale Rd • 529-6667

Community Dinners • Community Church held monthly
http://www.communitychurchnewboston.org/church_events.htm

Fireman’s Breakfast • Held 1st Sunday of the month at the firehouse • 487-5532

Getting Outdoors

New Boston is blessed with a natural environment that is conducive to many outdoor recreational activities and conservation of land resources is a high priority. As of 2012, there were 10,486 acres in Current Use, 2,589 of these with documented stewardship. Many of the properties have public access on them. You can learn more information about the specific restrictions for access and permitted activities with each stewardship/ownership organization. In addition to conserved land, the 3 branches of the Piscataquog River flow through New Boston. There is plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy walking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, horse-back riding, kayaking and fishing!

New Boston Conservation Commission:
• 487-5504 • www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Conservation/trails

State of NH Lang Station Forest: www.nhdfl.org/new-hampshire-state-lands/state-owned-reservations

Piscataquog Land Conservancy: 5A Mill St, New Boston • 487-3331 • www.plcnh.org

The Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests • 224-9945 • www.spnhf.org

Piscataquog Area Trailways: A non-profit, volunteer-based organization that fosters trail activities such as horse-back riding, hiking, biking, cross country skiing & snow shoeing.
• 487-3377 • www.piscataquogareatrailways.com

Bailey Pond: An 18 acre, warm water pond suited for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. There is a town-owned boat launch at the end of road.
• Bailey Pond Rd • www.wildnh.com/Fishing/bathy_maps/bailey_newboston.pdf

Joe English Hill: 2800 acre grounds upon the New Boston Air Force Base’s including the iconic Joe English cliff face. Hiking and fishing are permitted with prior permission.
www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/new-boston.htm
An alternate approach is through the Joe English Reservation trails in adjoining Amherst.
www.svlt.org/trails/TractMap.asp?TownName=Amherst&TractName=Joe+English+Reservation

Kid’s Activities

The New Boston Recreational Department: Ongoing sports & education programs for kids from
18 months on up. The Rec also runs events such as the Easter Bonnet Parade, after-school care,
Summer Camp Coolio for kids, Scarecrow Alley & Halloween Party, Breakfast with Santa & Tree Lighting. • 487-2880 • www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Recreation/index

Whipple Free Library: Offers story time, crafts, and many programs for toddlers to teens. • Contact Children’s librarian Barbara Ballou • 487-3391 • www.whipplefreelibrary.org

YMCA: Full facility for family swim, sports, after school care and camps.
• 116 Goffstown Back Rd, Goffstown • 497-4663 • www.graniteymca.org/index.php?page=allard

Boy Scouts: Contact Pack 123 Scoutmaster Tom Lazott • 487-3423 • www.newboston123.mytroop.us

Girls Scouts: There are many troops in New Boston with girls from Kindergarten to College
• 888-474-9686 • www.girlscoutsgwm.org

Creation Station & Mom’s Group: Monthly craft & activity classes are held at Little People’s Depot. Open to the community, geared for 2-5 year olds. Prior to class, an informal mom’s group meets.
Contact: Julie Kirklin • 487-5297 • lpdcreationstation@gmail.com

Hiking/Snowshoeing Club: New Boston Central School offers both a hiking club and a snowshoeing club for kids. • Contact Jackie Moulton • 487-2211

Theatre for Kids: New Boston Central School, Mountain View Middle School and Goffstown High School all offer theatre groups. The high school has an award-winning program which present multiple shows per year. Many of the productions feature children of all ages.
• Contact: Josh Desrochers • ghs_music@goffstown.k12.nh.us

Other Performing Arts Centers:
Palace Youth Theatre & Palace Teen Company: • 80 Hanover St, Manchester • 668-5588
www.palacetheatre.org/about-us/palace-youth-theatre/default.aspx

Bedford Performing Arts: Music, dance & theatre. • 155 Route 101, Bedford • 472-3894 • www.bypc.org

Kids & Animals

4-H: There are many clubs in the area for kids to learn about animals as well as family sciences, environmental education & communication arts. www.extension.unh.edu/About-4-H-How-Join
For a chart on the clubs and areas of interest in Hillsborough County:
www.extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource002102_Rep3107.pdf

Equine 4-H Clubs:
• Manes-to-Tails • Lin Pare • 40 Helena Dr • 487-2183 • www.toadhillfarm.net
• Hoofbeats • Jo Gelinas • 365 Worthly Rd, Goffstown • 497-4004 • www.mountainsidestablesnh.com

Pony Club: Frog Rock Pony Club • Elizabeth Aksten • Ashwood Farm • 41 Thornton Rd • 487-5009

Horse Back Lessons: Local lessons from beginner to Olympic hopeful.
• New Boston Livery • Betsy Moody • 15 Baker Ln • 487-3379 • www.home.comcast.net/~bndmoody
• Toad Hill Farm • Lin Pare • 41 Helena Dr • 487-2183 • www.toadhillfarm.net
• Apple Knoll Farm • Gretchen Anderson • 88 Beard Rd • 325-5771 • www.appleknollnh.com
• Ashwood Farm • Elizabeth Aksten • 41 Thornton Rd • 487-5009
• Bunkerhill Stables • Heidi Akerman • 252 Bunkerhill Rd • 487-3573 • www.bunkerhillstables.com

Pets

Medical Care:
Town & Country Animal Hospital • 289 Francestown Rd • 487-2520
Dr. Mark Anderson, DVM • Large animal care • 88 Beard Rd • 487-2900

Boarding/In-home Care:
Pedzik’s Pets • Christine Pedzik • 762 River Rd • 497-8747 • www.pedzikspets.com
Flansbury Animal Care Services • Darla Barss • 854-2566
Toad Hill Farm • Lin Pare • 40 Helena Dr • 487-2183 • www.toadhillfarm.net
Next Best Thing Pet Services • Julia Daniel • 487-3878

Meanwhile Farm • Tami Randell  • 560 Clark Hill Rd • 487-1254 or 325-0659

Grooming:
Pedzik’s Pets • Christine Pedzik • 762 River Rd • 497-8747 • www.pedzikspets.com
The PawLour • Katie Napierkoski • 66 Parker Rd • 497-3403

Rescue:
Canine Commitment • Ross Norwood • 733 Bedford Rd • 361-4350 • www.caninecommit.org

Community Calendar – Town Wide Events

April: Library Auction • Live auction of new, old & unique items to benefit Friends of the Library.
• Whipple Free Library • 487-3391 • www.whipplefreelibrary.org

May: Clifford Nyquist Duck Race • Games on town common, rubber duck race on the river scholarship fund raiser. New Boston Community Church • 487-2160 • www.communitychurchnewboston.org

May: Memorial Day Program • New Boston Central School • 487-2211

June: Town Wide Yard Sale to benefit local non-profit organizations • Locations throughout town
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_CommunityEvents

June: PTA Kick Off to Summer 5K Road Race/Walk run to benefit PTA
www.teacherweb.com/NH/NewBostonCentralSchool/PTA/ap2.aspx

Summer Concerts on the Common • Sunday afternoons on the town common throughout the summer
• 487-2880 • www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Recreation/special/concerts

July 4th: Parade through town, Activities at Fair Grounds during the day, Fireworks at night
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Bcomm/fourth

September: Hillsborough County Fair, weekend after Labor Day • Fairgrounds • www.hcafair.com

October: Annual Cider Fest • Watch cider being made by 100 year old press, to benefit the New Boston
Food Pantry • Apple Jacks Cider Mill • Eileen Belanger • 24 Francestown Rd • 487-5522

October: Rails to Entrails 5K Fun Run • Be chased by zombies in this 5K obstacle run to benefit the rails-to-trails efforts • www.railstoentrails.com/Rails_to_Entrails_Website/HOME.html

October: Halloween • Costume parade, pumpkin carving contest & trick-or-treating
www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Recreation/special/halloween

December: Various Christmas Activities such as Christmas Tree lighting & Breakfast with Santa
• www.newbostonnh.gov/Pages/NewBostonNH_Recreation/

December: Wassail Celebration at Whipple Free Library • Refreshments, carols & catching up with friends!
•  Whipple Free Library • 487-3391 • www.whipplefreelibrary.org

 

 

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