Planting on Railbed Trail

On Saturday, September 26, Selectman Michael Rollo and members of the Tri-City Trailblazers ATV/Snowmobile Club organized the planting of native trees and shrubs along a section of the old railbed right-of-way that connects Scoutland to Old Indigo Hill Road.   The objective is to create a natural barrier between the railbed trail and a house that is otherwise vulnerable to trespassers.  Chief Rutherford and the RFD supplied water for the transplants.   Residents Nancy and Charlie Dionne were also on hand to help.

Militia Muster and Market Fair at the Wentworth House

Travel back in time 240 years to the beginnings of the American Revolution at the Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House. On Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, the Revolutionary era will come to life at a colonial market fair with 18th century craftspeople and artisans at work, while the militia gathers to enlist and train as they did in October 1775.

At this two-day living history event, Revolutionary War reenactors will portray the men of Captain John Wentworth’s Company as they re-enlist for the new Continental army. The militia men will demonstrate musket firings and military drills, display and explain their equipment, and raise a Liberty Pole and flag as they prepare to join General Washington’s army for the next campaign.

Meanwhile, artisans in period attire will demonstrate such crafts as shoemaking, cabinet making, coopering, and gun smithing, along with period cooking and other aspects of everyday life in the 18th century.

The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm on both days at the Wentworth House which is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH. Admission is free for children and a donation of $5 is suggested for adults.

Built in 1701, the Wentworth House is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) as an educational and cultural center. For more information, consult the ARCH website at or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

Rollinsford Garden Cleanup Day

Rollinsford Garden Cleanup Day

Community Gardens

Nature Trails

Cross Street


9-11 am

Come help your Rollinsford neighbors maintain and clean up our community spaces.

Community Gardens: Repair raised garden beds. Team leader, building materials provided; need rakes, shovels, mallets, battery-powered electric drills.

Nature Trails: Clear existing trails. Team leader provided; need loppers, hand saws, clippers.

Cross Street: General cleanup. Team leader provided; can use weed whacker, trimmers, loppers, rakes, tarp.

If you can help, please call 742-5410 or email

The Community Gardens and Nature Trails are located on Foundry Street. The Cross Street Garden Walkway is upper Cross Street, off Third Street.

This event is co-sponsored by the Rollinsford Town Clerk and the Rollinsford Garden and Local Sustainability Club.

Family Fun Day Thank You

The Select Board wishes to thank Denise Knowles, chair of the Salmon Falls Family Fun Day organizing committee, for the wonderful community event that was held in town on Saturday, September 19.   Our thanks and appreciation extend to the entire organizing committee, the many town departments, town businesses and residents who sponsored or otherwise contributed to making this day a success:  from the many outside experiences to the spaghetti dinner, dance recital and, of course, the spectacular fireworks display by the Salmon Falls River!

Throughout the day we saw many young children:  with parents, with grandparents, with extended family.  It was a wonderful sight.    Events like this help thread communities together, give us a sense of place and of community pride.

Well done, everyone!

Suzanne Huard

Michael Rollo

Jodi Lavoie-Carnes

CAUTION: Runners on roadways 9/19

Please use caution: there will be multiple runners on the roadway Saturday morning, 9/19 between 10:30 and 11:30. The Salmon Run 5K will take place on Locust, Pine, Silver, Rollins, Greenview, Front and Main Streets. Registration for this event begins at 9:30 at RGS.

Bus Schedule Change for MMS/MHS Students

To the Parents of Marshwood Middle and High School Students,As we alluded to last week, the school board has made a change in the Thursday morning bus pick-up time for all Marshwood Middle and High School students coming from Rollinsford. The change is necessary because the current plan doesn’t allow the buses enough time after dropping off RGS students to pick up MMS and MHS students and get them to school on time for the late-start Thursday schedule.

The new Thursday morning pick-up time for your MMS and/or MHS children will be the same time they are picked up every other day of the week. The kids will get to the schools early along with approximately 35-40 others from South Berwick and Eliot whose parents opt to have their children go to school at the regular start time. The gym and library are open for students to use and there is staffing at the schools during this time.

This solution was chosen from three possible options:

1. The chosen option outlined above.

2. Picking up all MHS, MMS and RGS students together, dropping off RGS students and then MHS and MMS students.

3. Hire two more buses every Thursday morning to do the late start run to MMS and MHS.

The board eliminated option two due to concerns about having our youngest students on the bus with our oldest students; additionally, this would mean the buses would need to cover more territory, potentially changing the morning pick-up time for RGS students one day each week.

The board is still considering option three. Superintendent Jeni Mosca will get a price quote from the bus company to be presented and discussed at the October school board meeting. We welcome feedback from parents and students on this decision. Until the board has this follow-up discussion and communicates any further changes to the community, students will be picked up at their M,T,W,F pick-up time as indicated on the schedule here. An updated schedule will be posted as soon as possible.

If you have feedback to provide on this decision or questions, please email Rollinsford School Board Chair Judy Nelson at

Again, thank you all for your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition.


The Rollinsford School Board