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Bridgewater is a small community located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Its residents and property owners value the rural qualities of the town and the region. They like the small town atmosphere. It is safe and friendly, and is a good place to raise a family or to retire. They value the forests, pastoral open spaces, and water bodies as locations for outdoor recreation, and for the scenic beauty they provide.

Bridgewater received its charter on February 12,  1788, when it was part of the town of New Chester. New Chester encompassed a land area from Franklin, NH to Plymouth, NH. New Chester was separated into Bridgewater and Hill, and at a later date, was further divided into Bristol, Danbury, and Wilmot. Early settlers of the area were from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, giving the town its name. Bridgewater was officially incorporated by John Sullivan, who was President of New Hampshire before the title was changed to Governor. The town line follows the eastern shore of Newfound Lake.


Blood Drive Town Hall on Rte. 3A 297 Mayhew Turnpike, Friday June 27, 2017 from 2pm to 7pm.


Public Hearing and Special Town Meeting: The Bridgewater Board of Selectmen will hold a public bond hearing on Thursday June 8, 2017at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room located at 297 Mayhew Turnpike.The purpose of the bond is for supplemental road surfacing.


The Bridgewater Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Thursday June 8, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room located at 297 Mayhew Turnpike The purpose is to explain and hear public comment on the necessity to hold a Special Town Meeting.


The purpose of the special town meeting is to see whether the voters will ratify the vote taken in March to raise and appropriate $95,000 for supplemental road surfacing and to authorize the issuance of not more than $95,000 in notes or bonds for this purpose.  The meeting is necessary to correct certain procedural defects with the original warrant article.  Specifically, because the article creates long term debt, a written ballot vote was necessary to approve the article.  This requirement was not met.  This vote is therefore necessary to correct that defect. 


The Special Town Meeting will be held on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Help Wanted: The Fire and EMS Department has openings It is a paid on-call department. Contact Don Atwood 603-744- 6047.


2016 Town Report, Click, here     2016 Selectman's Newsletter, Click here  2015 Selectman's Newsletter Click here 


Wind Tower Update: For the latest update, click on 12/5/15 WIND Call to action!!

Please continue to support the long and short term goals of the above groups to finally end these projects around this scenic lake.


Notice: Building permits are required.  Please contact the building inspector at 744-5055 before starting your projects. If your project/upgrade generates w‚Äčaste, please plan for the expense relative to the fees at the refuse facility. See the following linkHB Reports For an online building permit application, see the following link: Permit


Public Notice:  If you plan to have a gathering of 50 or more, a permit is required. The purpose of the permit is to plan for parking and other public safety matters prior to the event. See the following link: or contact the town hall for further information.  



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