Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mysterious family of Bigfoot spotted in downtown Rochester

The Rochester Police Department has received several reports of Bigfoot sightings in the downtown area. Fearing possible attacks, concerned citizens and business owners remain vigilant. Todd Radict, owner of Skeletone Records, reports that he saw Bigfoot browsing the AC/DC section of his store. Unfortunately, no...

Looking ahead: September is National Recovery Month

Each September, Recovery Month promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the existence...

Downtown vandalism on the rise, Police offer cash rewards to credible tipsters

According to the Rochester Police Department, spray paint vandalism is on the rise in...

Adopted NH Local Welfare Administrators Assoc. guidance fosters increased emergency housing throughout state

The New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association’s Executive Board unanimously approved an Ethics Resolution...

Long vacant former Hoffman Building demolished for new development

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the building located at 55 North Main Street was demolished...

Governor Chris Sununu Signs SB 234

Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing SB 234, requiring student...

Reminder: National Night Out returns Tuesday, August 2, 5:30-8pm, movie to follow

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood...

Monthly Community Coffee returns August 4th

After a two-month hiatus, Community Coffee will return on Thursday, August 4th at 9:30am,...

NH DHHS Seeks Demonstration Waiver Extension from CMS to Support and Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Services

Department Seeks Public Input on Request to Expand Behavioral Health Services for Individuals Transitioning...

Public Works: Smoke Testing to be conducted 5/15 to 9/30/2022

In order to improve the sewer service in your area, on behalf of the City of Rochester, Weston & Sampson will be conducting smoke testing of the sanitary sewer between August 15 and September 30, 2022. Testing will take place from 7:00 a.m. to...
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WATCH: City Council – 8/2/22

VIDEO: City Council - 8/2/22. Communications from the City Manager, City Manager’s Report, Communications from the Mayor, Reports of Committees (with action items), several...

Monthly Community Coffee returns August 4th

After a two-month hiatus, Community Coffee will return on Thursday, August 4th at 9:30am, in the Community Room, at the James W. Foley Memorial...

Important: The Rochester Post transitions to .GOV domain

The City of Rochester has officially transitioned from .NET to .GOV for all online services, including The Rochester Post website. Officials are encouraging readers...

WATCH: Rochester Rewind (June 2022)

Meeting Highlights from the Rochester Government Channel Includes links to video and agenda.City Council 7/5/22  Public Hearing - Resolution Authorizing Supplemental Appropriation - $299,000.00 -...

Police Chief seeks nominations for Red Hayes Community Ambassador Award

Chief Gary M. Boudreau is pleased to announce that the Rochester Police Department is accepting nominations for the Rochester, NH Patrol Officer Community Service...

WATCH: Planning Board – 7/25/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 7/25/22. Public comment, New Applications: Site Plans for daycare centers (2). Proposed Zoning Ordinance Change – Solar Panels, Review of...

Public Works: Smoke Testing to be conducted 5/15 to 9/30/2022

In order to improve the sewer service in your area, on behalf of the City of Rochester, Weston &...

WATCH: Codes & Ordinances Committee – 8/04/22

VIDEO: Codes & Ordinances Committee - 8/04/22. Public Input, Amendment to Chapter 167 of the General Ordinances of the...

Downtown vandalism on the rise, Police offer cash rewards to credible tipsters

According to the Rochester Police Department, spray paint vandalism is on the rise in the downtown area.Police are encouraging...

WATCH: Public Works & Buildings Committee – 7/21/22

VIDEO: Public Works & Buildings Committee - 7/21/22. Public Input, Update Evans Road, Sewer System Master Plan (SSMP) Summer Operations, Rt. 202A Water Main...

WATCH: City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting and Workshop – 7/19/22

VIDEO: City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting and Workshop - 7/19/22. Public Hearing(s) - Included several items, please refer to the agenda for details....

WATCH: School Board – 7/14/22

VIDEO: School Board - 7/14/22. The agenda included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Public Comment, Committee Reports (action items), Special Committee Reports, and Other.Click here...

WATCH: Zoning Board of Adjustment – 7/13/22

VIDEO: Zoning Board of Adjustment - 7/13/22. Agenda items included: Rehearing request for administrative decisions and variance, applications for special exceptions, Review and adoption...

LISTEN: One thing leads to another

In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about "going down rabbit holes" of books, authors, and other various subjects. One thing leads to another...

WATCH: Finance Committee – 7/12/22

VIDEO: Finance Committee - 7/12/22. Public Input, Non-Union Merit-Track Compensation Plan, City Clerks & Tax Office Hours of Operation, Reports from Finance & Administration,...

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Looking ahead: September is National Recovery Month

Each September, Recovery Month promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the existence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication...

Governor Chris Sununu Signs SB 234

Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing SB 234, requiring student...

NH DHHS Seeks Demonstration Waiver Extension from CMS to Support and Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Services

Department Seeks Public Input on Request to Expand Behavioral Health Services for Individuals Transitioning...

Adopted NH Local Welfare Administrators Assoc. guidance fosters increased emergency housing throughout state

The New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association’s Executive Board unanimously approved an Ethics Resolution Guidance Agreement to improve fair and equitable financial liability best practices and foster increased municipal government support for emergency housing sheltering, including overnight winter warming centers throughout the state.  The resolution’s...

“Follow the yellow brick road” to the 2022 Chamber Raffle

All 325 tickets are sold out for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce annual Chamber Raffle for a chance to win a 2022 Harley-Davidson...

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Mysterious family of Bigfoot spotted in downtown Rochester

The Rochester Police Department has received several reports of Bigfoot sightings in the downtown...

Public Works: Smoke Testing to be conducted 5/15 to 9/30/2022

In order to improve the sewer service in your area, on behalf of the...

WATCH: Codes & Ordinances Committee – 8/04/22

VIDEO: Codes & Ordinances Committee - 8/04/22. Public Input, Amendment to Chapter 167 of...

Looking ahead: September is National Recovery Month

Each September, Recovery Month promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the existence...

Downtown vandalism on the rise, Police offer cash rewards to credible tipsters

According to the Rochester Police Department, spray paint vandalism is on the rise in...

Adopted NH Local Welfare Administrators Assoc. guidance fosters increased emergency housing throughout state

The New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association’s Executive Board unanimously approved an Ethics Resolution...

WATCH: City Council – 8/2/22

VIDEO: City Council - 8/2/22. Communications from the City Manager, City Manager’s Report, Communications...

Long vacant former Hoffman Building demolished for new development

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the building located at 55 North Main Street was demolished...

Governor Chris Sununu Signs SB 234

Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing SB 234, requiring student...

Reminder: National Night Out returns Tuesday, August 2, 5:30-8pm, movie to follow

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood...

Monthly Community Coffee returns August 4th

After a two-month hiatus, Community Coffee will return on Thursday, August 4th at 9:30am,...

NH DHHS Seeks Demonstration Waiver Extension from CMS to Support and Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Services

Department Seeks Public Input on Request to Expand Behavioral Health Services for Individuals Transitioning...

“Follow the yellow brick road” to the 2022 Chamber Raffle

All 325 tickets are sold out for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce annual...

Lauren Krans is the new Director of Rochester Recreation and Arena

In June 2022, following the retirement of Chris Bowlen, City Manager Blaine Cox announced...

NH DHHS Identifies Season’s First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Batch in Manchester

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified...

Dover couple bringing Crumbl Cookies to The Ridge in Rochester after success in Newington

Megan Fernandes Fosters Daily DemocratAnna and Ben Stice, who recently celebrated six months since opening a...

City Officials tour new SIG SAUER facility on Milton Road

On Friday, July 22nd, City officials had the opportunity to tour the new SIG...

The Sound of Music returns to the Rochester Opera House

For the first time in nearly a quarter century, the Rochester Opera House presents...

Franklin Gallery to showcase Seacoast LGBT History Project exhibition

The Seacoast LGBT History Project is gearing up for its sixth annual show at...

Potter’s House Bakery and Café receives 2022 Employment Leadership Award

The New Hampshire Employment Leadership and Awards Committee has presented its 2022 Employment Leadership...

Important: The Rochester Post transitions to .GOV domain

The City of Rochester has officially transitioned from .NET to .GOV for all online...

WATCH: Rochester Rewind (June 2022)

Meeting Highlights from the Rochester Government Channel Includes links to video and agenda.City Council...

Police Chief seeks nominations for Red Hayes Community Ambassador Award

Chief Gary M. Boudreau is pleased to announce that the Rochester Police Department is...

WATCH: Planning Board – 7/25/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 7/25/22. Public comment, New Applications: Site Plans for daycare centers...

3D-Printed Home Technology Comes to Rochester

On Friday, July 22nd, City officials had the opportunity to tour the Madco3d facility...

Smitten Yarn Co. included in Great Northern Yarn Haul

Rochester Main Street is pleased to announce that Smitten Yarn Co., located at 86...

Guyer Travel International to distribute 300 backpacks to students in need

For the 8th consecutive school year, Dillon Guyer, owner of Guyer Travel International, is...

Rochester’s Roger Allen 10U and 9U baseball teams are New England runners-up

Brandon Brown Fosters Daily DemocratIt has been a summer to remember in 2022 for the...

Bags That Give Back: SHARE Fund selected to benefit from Hannaford’s ‘Fight Hunger’ bag program

Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in...

WATCH: Public Works & Buildings Committee – 7/21/22

VIDEO: Public Works & Buildings Committee - 7/21/22. Public Input, Update Evans Road, Sewer...

Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon-cutting for Monique Boudreau Photography, LLC

The Chamber was pleased to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the upcoming Grand...

Great Bay Community College to Offer Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Courses

Great Bay Community College will help companies exert more control over their supply chains...

Chamber hold ribbon-cutting for Admiral Property LLC

The Chamber was pleased to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for Admiral Property LLC,...

Rochester getting 545 new houses, apartments, condos. Here’s a look at all of them.

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratThe city is poised to add hundreds of new housing units...

WATCH: City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting and Workshop – 7/19/22

VIDEO: City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting and Workshop - 7/19/22. Public Hearing(s) -...

City Hall and Public Library open for cooling during high temps, Public Pool schedules available daily

With high temperatures forecasted for the next several days, the City of Rochester is...

Chamber of Commerce to host 2022 Seacoast Area Job Fair

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

Erica Seaward of Cornerstone VNA Selected for Mary Ellen LaRoche Scholarship

Erica Seaward, RN, a student at Granite State College and nurse at Cornerstone VNA...

LDI Solutions pays back $3MM obligation to the City of Rochester

The City of Rochester is pleased to report that LDI Solutions has fulfilled its...

Teen cyclist seriously injured, Police issue safety tips

On Friday, July 15th, around 10:30pm, Rochester Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a...

National Night Out to return 8/2, organizers seek vendors and volunteers

Rochester’s National Night Out will be held on August 2nd from 5:30-8:00pm at the...

HRCU awards several scholarships totaling over $10,000

On June 8th, Dana Flanders, HRCU Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brian Hughes,...

988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline Adds to New Hampshire’s Robust Crisis Landscape

On Saturday, July 16th, New Hampshire will join states across the country in adopting...

WATCH: School Board – 7/14/22

VIDEO: School Board - 7/14/22. The agenda included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Public Comment,...

RMFA to feature works by Julie Hamel in August

The Rochester Museum of Fine Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition, featuring...

Pickleball complex with 9 courts coming to Rochester: Here’s what to expect

Karen Dandurant Fosters Daily DemocratA pickleball complex with indoor and outdoor courts is coming to...

WATCH: Zoning Board of Adjustment – 7/13/22

VIDEO: Zoning Board of Adjustment - 7/13/22. Agenda items included: Rehearing request for administrative...

LISTEN: One thing leads to another

In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about "going down rabbit holes" of books,...

Hope on Haven Hill Founder Awarded National Pillar of Excellence Award

Kerry Norton, RN and founder of Hope on Haven Hill, one of only two...

State of NH, Partners Launch Marketing Campaign to Address Critical Shortage of Child Care Workers

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a series...

WATCH: Finance Committee – 7/12/22

VIDEO: Finance Committee - 7/12/22. Public Input, Non-Union Merit-Track Compensation Plan, City Clerks &...

Public Health officials provide tips to help residents avoid rodent infestations

In order to keep Rochester homes and neighborhoods safe and clean for all, Public...

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is looking for...

WATCH: Planning Board – 7/11/22

VIDEO: Planning Board - 7/11/22. Agenda items included: Public Input, several New Applications/ Public...

NH Catholic Schools names Ann MacGregor Teacher of the Year

NH Catholic Schools recently hosted the Recognizing Excellence Awards Gala, at the Hilton Doubletree,...

Mark your calendars: Rochester Public Library to present free concert featuring folk duo Hungrytown

The Rochester Public Library is pleased to present Hungrytown on Wednesday, August 24th at...

Lilac Family Fun Festival draws thousands for fireworks, rides, and free activities

The City of Rochester hosted the inaugural return of the Lilac Family Fun Festival...

Rochester woman, 40, drowns in Salmon Falls River incident. Chief issues call for safety.

Megan Fernandes Fosters Daily DemocratROCHESTER — A 40-year-old woman has died after drowning in the...

National Night Out returns to the Rochester Common on August 2

Rochester’s National Night Out will be held on August 2nd from 5:30-8pm, at the...

Rochester Community Education Adult High School Diploma Program Celebrates 42 Graduates

Superintendent Kyle Repucci and Rochester Community Education Coordinator Deborah Roche congratulate the 42 graduates...

Chamber of Commerce to present 48th Annual Golf Tournament and Clambake

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it will hold its...

Frisbie Memorial Hospital to host Chambers July Business After Hours

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, July...

Rochester City Council approves 200-plus housing units at The Ridge: What happens next

Karen Dandurant Foster's Daily Democrat Hundreds of potential residential units got the green light Tuesday when...

City Council fills vacant Ward 5 / Seat A position

At the July 5th City Council meeting, Mayor Paul Callaghan nominated 3 candidates to...

WATCH: City Council – 7/5/22

VIDEO: City Council - 7/5/22. Public Hearing - Resolution Authorizing Supplemental Appropriation - $299,000.00...

WATCH: Codes & Ordinances Committee – 7/7/22

VIDEO: Codes & Ordinances Committee - 7/7/22. Agenda items included: Public Input, “Water Development...

LISTEN: Summer Theatre Series returns to the Rochester Opera House

In this episode, Matt talks to Jenry Towle from the Rochester Opera House about...

City Fireworks set for Saturday, July 9 (4-9pm) at Spaulding High School

The City of Rochester will be hosting the Lilac Family Fun Festival and City...

Municipal Offices CLOSED on Independence Day, trash and recycling delayed 1 day

In observance of Independence Day, Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th....

Rochester Pride Rally to return in late August

Volunteers working in collaboration with Rochester Main Street are pleased to announce that Rochester...

Governor Chris Sununu Statement Following US Supreme Court Ruling

On June 24th, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the United States...

Cornerstone VNA Honors Laars with the 2022 Cornerstone Award

There are many businesses within the community that are quietly engaging with, and generously...

Rochester’s Maple Street Magnet School Students Write and Perform Plays About the American Revolution

Superintendent Kyle Repucci and Principal Dr. Erin Mahoney are pleased to share that Maple...

Eversource: How to save money this summer

Eversource is encouraging customers to act now to save money and energy to help...

Library: “Our Summer Reading Kick-Off was one of the best ever!”

"Our Children’s Room Summer Reading Kick-Off was one of the best ever! And the...