March 20th Select Board Newsletter


Dear Residents,

This newsletter is dedicated almost exclusively to updates surrounding the publc health emergency.  Stay tuned to this newsletter as well as the Town's COVID Information Page.

In this edition:

  • Town Offices Closed to Public But Services Continue
  • Coordinated Response Ongoing & Public Safety Messages
  • Latest from the Recreation Department and Library
  • Select Board Meeting to be Held
  • Press releases from the NH Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Market Basket - Senior Hours
  • Rockingham Planning Commission Volunteer Opportunity

Please remind your neighbors about this resource for keeping on top of information from the Town.  To sign-up for these updates and other notifications, please visit:

The Select Board
Michael Houghton, Chairman             Joe Lovejoy, Vice Chair          Allison Knab

Town Offices Closed to Public But Services Continue
Earlier this week, the Town Offices were closed to the public as part of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The Town staff at the Town Offices continue to work and a summary of how best to access services electronically and by phone is included in the closure announcement.  In addition, we have posted this quick reference Town Staff Contact List .  We appreciate your patience, support and understanding as we work through various adjustments and an unfolding situation.

Coordinated Response Ongoing & Public Safety Messages
Members of the Town of Stratham Emergency Management Office; Fire, Police, and DPW departments; as well as the Health Officer, Select Board and Town Administration have been coordinating efforts at response to COVID.  This group will continue to meet and prepare and plan for the Town's response as the emergency continues.  To stay up to date on messages from the Town, you can visit the Town's COVID Information Page.

New messages from the Police and Fire Department have been loaded to the Information page.  Please vist them.

Recreation's Latest Newsletter
The Parks & Recreation Department has compiled a list of activities to check out online.  Check out these great things to access during your time home.

Reminder from the Library
The library is promptly responding to voicemails (772-4346) and emails ([email protected]). For regular information and updates, please subscribe to our email newsletter ( or visit the library web site for links to all the ones that we have sent ( For recommendations of reading, listening or watching on library services, follow us on Facebook (

Select Board Meeting
The Town's Select Board will be meeting on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the large Meeting Room A space at the Town Offices.

Two Updates from the Department of Motor Vehicles
NH Department of Motor Vehicles Press Release 3/17/20 regarding License and Registration extension options.
NH Department of Motor Vehicles Press Release 3/18/20 transitioning to appointment only. 

Dedicated Shopping for Seniors at Market Basket
Market Basket has designated Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 am to 7:00 am. as Senior (people 60 and over) Shopping days.  Visit the Market Basket website for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity Rockingham Planning Commission
Stratham has an open seat on the Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC).  The Rockingham Planning Commission is a public organization established under state law (RSA 36:45-58). Here’s a link to more information:
Of course you may also contact Town Planner Tavis Austin via e-mail at ([email protected] ) 772-4741 ext 147 or Tim Roache, Executive Director of the RPC ([email protected] ).