Thursday, September 29, 2022

Franklin Gallery to host ‘Change of Seasons’ art exhibit in October

The Franklin Gallery, at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main Street in Rochester, will host an exhibit during the month of October called Change of Seasons.An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be...

Rochester Opera House will ‘Pack The House’ to fight food insecurity

The Rochester Opera House is pleased to announce the second annual Pack the House...

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Announces ‘A Rock & Roll Christmas’ Holiday Parade

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for its annual...

Nighttime work scheduled for Spaulding Turnpike

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will begin roadway milling and paving operations...

RMFA to showcase original sketch from The Simpsons

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the unveiling of an...

Forest Society announces 300 acre expansion of Champlin Forest

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) announced that on...

Bob Marley and Juston McKinney set to return to the Opera House

The Rochester Opera House is pleased to welcome back two regional comedy favorites, Juston...

Chamber of Commerce to host job fair on 10/12

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will host the 2022 Seacoast Area Job Fair,...

Rochester Main Street installs a series of murals honoring Rochester’s history

Rochester Main Street is pleased to announce that 4 vinyl murals depicting historic Rochester...

Mayor: Citywide Trick-or-Treat scheduled for October 30th

Mayor Paul Callaghan is pleased to announce that the citywide Trick-or-Treat will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 4-7pm. The mayor encourages families to "have fun and stay safe." "Our kids look forward to this day all year," said Callaghan. "For their safety, it's...
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Municipal

Mayor to co-host ‘City Chat’, a community engagement hour

City Chat is a 1hr informal meeting held every first Friday at 10:00am in the Community Room, on the 1st floor of the James...

Mayor raises awareness for childhood cancer, delivers proclamation at City Council

During the City Council meeting on September 20th, Mayor Paul Callaghan read a proclamation declaring September 25th to October 1st, 2022 to be Childhood...

WATCH: City Council – 9/20/22

VIDEO: City Council - 9/20/22. Public Hearing - Resolution Pursuant to RSA 47:1-c, IV Rescinding the City of Rochester Economic Development Special Reserve Fund,...

WATCH: Planning Board – 9/19/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 9/19/22. Agenda items included: Public comment, Draft Rezoning Indoor Recreation in Industrial Zones, Manufactured/Affordable Housing Discussion, Surety Release Requests, Review...

WATCH: Public Works and Buildings Committee – 9/15/22

VIDEO: Public Works and Buildings Committee - 9/15/22. Agenda included: Public Input, Municipal Solar Power Projects, Shaw Drive – Pavement Moratorium Waiver Request, Colonial...

Notice of Public Hearing: Rescinding Economic Development Special Reserve Fund

Notice is hereby given that the Rochester City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the...

Public Works begins search for 2022 Downtown Christmas Tree

The Department of Public Works is initiating its search for a Christmas Tree for the annual Holiday Display, in...

WATCH: Public Safety Committee – 9/21/22

VIDEO: Public Safety Committee - 9/21/22. The Committee heard public input and took action on several items of safety...

LISTEN: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

In this episode, Matt talks to Jenry Towle, star of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, at the Rochester...

WATCH: Zoning Board of Adjustment – 9/14/22

VIDEO: Zoning Board of Adjustment - 9/14/22. Agenda items included: Rehearing on two variance cases, Continued Case: variance, New Cases: several variance applications, and...

WATCH: Finance Committee – 9/13/22

VIDEO: Finance Committee - 9/13/22. Agenda items included: Public Input, Assessing Property Tax Exemptions, Pictometry Aerial Imagery Flyover-Fall 2022, Reports from Finance & Administration,...

City Clerk posts city-wide voter returns for the NH State Primary Election

The Rochester City Clerk's Office is pleased to report the official city-wide voter returns for the September 13th NH State Primary. Voter turnout in...

WATCH: Planning Board – 9/12/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 9/12/22. Agenda items included Public Comment, several Applications / Public Hearings for site plans and construction, Planning Update and Other.Click...

WATCH: School Board – 9/08/22

VIDEO: School Board - 9/08/22. Agenda included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Public Comment, Committee Reports – Building, Instruction Committee, Personnel Committee, Special Services Committee,...

Make a plan to vote in the NH State Primary on 9/13

The Rochester City Clerk's Office is reminding voters to make a plan to vote in the NH State Primary on Tuesday, September 13th. Polls...

Regional

Rochester: $1.4 million for child care and 5 more key takeaways from State of City event

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratCity officials delivered their first State of the City addresses since the start of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, and they emphasized...

Gonic residents heard: Plan for 180 affordable housing units at Rochester site called off

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratCatholic Charities New Hampshire of Manchester is backing off a proposal to...

New Hampshire Tourism Officials Project Another Strong Fall Season

The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD) expects the state’s tourism...

Nighttime work scheduled for Spaulding Turnpike

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will begin roadway milling and paving operations on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16) in Dover, in the area of the Dover Toll Plaza, on Thursday evening, September 29th, 2022.Weather permitting, the work will be done between...

Rochester farmhouse sells for $2.1M, but Strafford County housing market a different story

Megan Fernandes Fosters Daily DemocratA single-family home on 53 acres in Rochester sold for $2.1 million, one of the highest priced properties in Strafford County to change owners...

All News

Rochester: $1.4 million for child care and 5 more key takeaways from State of City event

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratCity officials delivered their first State of the City addresses since...

Franklin Gallery to host ‘Change of Seasons’ art exhibit in October

The Franklin Gallery, at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main Street in Rochester, will...

Mayor: Citywide Trick-or-Treat scheduled for October 30th

Mayor Paul Callaghan is pleased to announce that the citywide Trick-or-Treat will take place...

Rochester Opera House will ‘Pack The House’ to fight food insecurity

The Rochester Opera House is pleased to announce the second annual Pack the House...

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Announces ‘A Rock & Roll Christmas’ Holiday Parade

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for its annual...

Nighttime work scheduled for Spaulding Turnpike

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will begin roadway milling and paving operations...

RMFA to showcase original sketch from The Simpsons

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the unveiling of an...

Forest Society announces 300 acre expansion of Champlin Forest

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) announced that on...

Bob Marley and Juston McKinney set to return to the Opera House

The Rochester Opera House is pleased to welcome back two regional comedy favorites, Juston...

Gonic residents heard: Plan for 180 affordable housing units at Rochester site called off

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratCatholic Charities New Hampshire of Manchester is backing off a proposal to...

Chamber of Commerce to host job fair on 10/12

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will host the 2022 Seacoast Area Job Fair,...

Rochester Main Street installs a series of murals honoring Rochester’s history

Rochester Main Street is pleased to announce that 4 vinyl murals depicting historic Rochester...

Chamber of Commerce conducts ribbon-cutting for Mass General Brigham’s Primary Care

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony on...

New Hampshire Tourism Officials Project Another Strong Fall Season

The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD) expects the state’s tourism...

Chamber of Commerce to thank its members in person on 10/20

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its Annual Operation Thank You....

Public Works begins search for 2022 Downtown Christmas Tree

The Department of Public Works is initiating its search for a Christmas Tree for...

WATCH: Public Safety Committee – 9/21/22

VIDEO: Public Safety Committee - 9/21/22. The Committee heard public input and took action...

LISTEN: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

In this episode, Matt talks to Jenry Towle, star of The Great American Trailer...

Mayor to co-host ‘City Chat’, a community engagement hour

City Chat is a 1hr informal meeting held every first Friday at 10:00am in...

Rochester farmhouse sells for $2.1M, but Strafford County housing market a different story

Megan Fernandes Fosters Daily DemocratA single-family home on 53 acres in Rochester sold for $2.1...

The Ridge phase 2 in Rochester: Apartments, cinema, restaurants, breweries envisioned

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratA vision that includes 200-plus apartments and venues for eating, drinking,...

MVSB supports Vouchers for Veterans, donates $5k

Vouchers for Veterans recently received a $5,000 donation from MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank)...

Don’t walk, RUN to see ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ at the Rochester Opera House

The Rochester Opera House is currently in the middle of its run of The...

Mayor raises awareness for childhood cancer, delivers proclamation at City Council

During the City Council meeting on September 20th, Mayor Paul Callaghan read a proclamation...

WATCH: City Council – 9/20/22

VIDEO: City Council - 9/20/22. Public Hearing - Resolution Pursuant to RSA 47:1-c, IV...

Rochester Main Street plans new Halloween festivities, Zombie Walk to continue

Rochester Main Street has been hosting the Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Zombie Walk for many...

WATCH: Planning Board – 9/19/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 9/19/22. Agenda items included: Public comment, Draft Rezoning Indoor Recreation...

40th Annual Cocheco Quilters Guild Show returns to Community Center

For 42 years, a dedicated group has been meeting every month to share member...

Rochester Main Street hosts productive fall cleanup and planting in downtown

On Sunday, September 18th, Rochester Main Street hosted a volunteer cleanup day on North...

WATCH: Public Works and Buildings Committee – 9/15/22

VIDEO: Public Works and Buildings Committee - 9/15/22. Agenda included: Public Input, Municipal Solar...

Governor Chris Sununu Signs Emergency Energy Relief Legislation Into Law

On September 15th, Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 2023, an act making appropriations to...

Governor Chris Sununu, New England Governors Meet with Energy Secretary Granholm

On September 15th, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after meeting with a...

Notice of Public Hearing: Rescinding Economic Development Special Reserve Fund

Notice is hereby given that the Rochester City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING...

WATCH: Zoning Board of Adjustment – 9/14/22

VIDEO: Zoning Board of Adjustment - 9/14/22. Agenda items included: Rehearing on two variance...

PorchFest returns on 9/25, featuring more than 30 local bands

The Rochester Performance and Arts Center (RPAC) will be hosting PorchFest, a free outdoor...

Library Director discusses controversial books, defends free speech

At a recent City Council meeting, a controversial topic surrounding a small selection of...

New Hampshire Tourism Reports Strong Labor Day Weekend

The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development (DTTD) reports strong numbers coming...

WATCH: Finance Committee – 9/13/22

VIDEO: Finance Committee - 9/13/22. Agenda items included: Public Input, Assessing Property Tax Exemptions,...

City Clerk posts city-wide voter returns for the NH State Primary Election

The Rochester City Clerk's Office is pleased to report the official city-wide voter returns...

Chamber of Commerce cuts ribbon at Alex & Associates at Keller Williams Coastal and Lakes & Mountains

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony on...

Governor Sununu, NH DHHS Recognize September as Recovery Month

In partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau...

WATCH: Planning Board – 9/12/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 9/12/22. Agenda items included Public Comment, several Applications / Public...

WATCH: School Board – 9/08/22

VIDEO: School Board - 9/08/22. Agenda included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Public Comment, Committee...

Make a plan to vote in the NH State Primary on 9/13

The Rochester City Clerk's Office is reminding voters to make a plan to vote...

NH DHHS Announces Updated COVID-19 Booster Doses Available in Granite State

The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces the updated COVID-19 Omicron...

Temporary NH E-ZPass Center opens 9/12

Temporary office set up to assist travelers adjusting to the All Electronic Tolls in...

Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon-cutting for Generations Arcade, celebrating 6 months

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to help Generations Arcade celebrate its...

LISTEN: Marie and Katherine talk Comics, Graphic Novels, and more

In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about non-traditional reading materials, such as comic...

WATCH: Police Commission – 9/7/22

VIDEO: Police Commission - 9/7/22. Agenda items included: Public Comment, Oaths of Office: Lt....

Exploring play-based learning in the home environment

The Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce a collaboration with the UNH Early...

Bigfoot scavenger hunt a “roaring” success for Rochester Main Street

The volunteers for Rochester Main Street are pleased to announce the success of the...

City completes transition to .GOV, encourages users to update contacts

The City of Rochester has completed its transition from .NET to .GOV. The transition...

Spaulding High School Football Team to Participate in NH Tackles Hunger Food Drive

Rochester Superintendent Kyle Repucci and Athletic Director Kevin Hebert are pleased to announce that...

Library: September is ‘Library Card Sign-up Month’

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a month where libraries nationwide join the American...

WATCH: City Council – 9/6/22

VIDEO: City Council - 9/6/22. Agenda items included: City Manager’s Report, Communications from the...

City Clerks reminds voters about upcoming State Primary Election: “Make a plan to vote.”

The City of Rochester is reminding residents about the upcoming State Primary Election on...

City teams up with NH Listens to host listening session for Gonic Brickyard zoning

On September 6th, Mayor Paul Callaghan announced that the City of Rochester will be...

Rochester council, and community, reject bid to ban four LGBTQ+ books: ‘This is an attack’

City Councilor Jim Gray's attempt to ban four books dealing with LGBTQ+ topics from the city...

COAST to offer free rides to the polls for State Primary Election

COAST is honored to offer free rides to anyone on their way to vote...

WATCH: Codes & Ordinances Committee – 9/01/22

VIDEO: Codes & Ordinances Committee - 9/01/22. Items included: Public Input, Amendment to Chapter...

Support from MVSB Helps Monarch School of New England’s Gardening Program Flourish

MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank) is proud to continue its support of the Monarch...

Granite State Fair to return 9/15-18 and 9/22-25

The second annual Granite State Fair, formerly and historically known as the Rochester Fair,...

City of Rochester seeks information regarding several “orphan properties”

The City of Rochester is working to determine ownership of several "orphan properties" with...

Chamber of Commerce to host 2022 Seacoast Area Job Fair on 10/12

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will host the 2022 Seacoast Area Job Fair,...

COAST Announces New Bus Tracking Mobile App: Passio GO!

The Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) is thrilled to announce that our new...

RMFA to showcase works by Michelle Peterson in September, reception 9/30

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit a selection of works...

Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon-cutting for Seton Academy

On August 30th, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to conduct a...

NH DHHS Expands Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility, Vaccination Locations

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that individuals at...

Volunteers needed for ‘Fall Cleanup Day’ on 9/18

Rochester Main Street, Rochester Riverwalk Committee, and the Rochester Recreation Department will be partnering...

Rochester Opera House to revive The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Rochester Opera House is thrilled to present The Great American Trailer Park Musical,...

NAMI NH to host Suicide Prevention & Awareness event on 9/13

The Rochester Public Library, in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness New...

Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10th Anniversary of HBL Insurance

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce was pleased to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at...

LISTEN: Revival Day of Hope

In this episode, Matt talks to Tracy Warren, founder of Revival Day of Hope,...

LISTEN: Marie and Katherine interview City Manager Blaine Cox

In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk to Rochester City Manager Blaine Cox about...

Notice to Voters: Upcoming Moderator Sessions 9/2-7

The Moderator for Ward 1 (City of Rochester) shall be in Session on Friday,...