County of Cheshire New Hampshire


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Cheshire County is value and service driven.  Cheshire County will be known as an   innovative and progressive leader providing cost effective county services that are required by statute.  Others will benchmark against Cheshire County as an example of the best in local government as we partner to meet the unique or unmet needs of county residents.  The citizens and Board of Commissioners will be proud of the staff and have a firm belief in the reliability, truth and strength of the organization. 

Cheshire County, New Hampshire covers 23 towns and 729 square miles in the southwestern corner of the state. The Connecticut and Ashuelot (Ash-WHEEL-ot) rivers run through the county and the most hiked mountain in the world, Mt. Monadnock (3,165ft.) is found in Cheshire County.  The 2013 estimated population of Cheshire County is 76,610.  The County seat is Keene, NH.

Cheshire County government consists of two branches; a Legislative Branch, referred to as the county delegation, which is comprised of twenty-four Representatives elected for 2 year terms, and an Executive Branch consisting of three commissioners. Two of the commissioners are elected for 2 year terms and one is elected for a 4 year term on a rotating basis. The  Cheshire County commissioners appoint a full-time county administrator to oversee the daily operations of the county.


Commissioners Meeting for June 22, 2016 at Maplewood Nursing Home will begin at 10:30AM in instead of the regularly scheduled time of 9:30AM


Maplewood Nursing Home



Delegation Sub-Committee Proceedings
2015 & 2016

EGA Presentations - Parts 1, 2 & 3 - PDF's
PowerPoint's, Costs, and
Summary P&L's - All Scenario's

Maplewood Task Force Findings - 2014

YouTube Link - Video of Chesterfield Meeting 10/9/14
1:34 hours in-length  
YouTube Link -
Video of Keene Meeting 10/20/14
1:59 hours in-length
YouTube Link - Video of Alstead Meeting 10/23/14
1:58 hours in-length
YouTube Link - Video of Jaffrey Meeting 10/30/14
2:19 hours in-length

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
 Public Comment email

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
Frequently Asked Questions

Green House Feasibility Study
 Financial Worksheets

Posted 9/24/14

Report of The Maplewood Task Force
June 17, 2014


1st Compendium Report Regarding
 Maplewood Nursing Home

Posted 6/27/13
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MNH Task Force Minutes 2013 - 2014
Posted 06/30/14

MNH Task Force Members
Posted 4/14/14


Old Cheshire County Court House (County Hall) Keene, NH



Cheshire County Delegation Announces:
County Conversations

Maplewood Nursing Home

 The Cheshire County Delegation invites you to five (5) hearings to be held across the County

Share your thoughts for the future of the County’s
 role in Long Term Care.

The Delegation is seeking your input on the future of the Maplewood Nursing Home and the role the County has in Long Term Care

We want to hear YOUR voice!
Join us for the conversation at any
of the following locations and dates:

v Sullivan - Sullivan Town Hall, 452 Centre St., Sullivan, NH
June 8th, 2016 - Doors open at 6:00pm

Westmoreland - Westmorland School, 40 Glebe Rd.
Westmoreland,  NH - June 15th, 2016 - Doors open at 6:00 pm

Winchester - Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road,Winchester     June 20th, 2016 - Doors open at 6:00 pm

v Keene - County Hall Building, 12 Court St., Keene, NH
June 22nd, 2016 - Doors open at 6:00 pm

Jaffrey - Jaffrey Town Hall, 10 Goodnow St., Jaffrey, NH 03452            June 27th, 2016 - Doors open at 6:00 pm


Board of Commissioners Resolution:
Opposition to the Funding of Private Pipeline Projects through
 Regional Tariff Assessments via Electric Utility User Fees

New Hampshire's  Right to Know Law's - 2016
March 21, 2016 Presentation
Participant Handout (PDF)
Presented by:
Matthew H. Upton, Esq.
Law Firm of Drummond Woodsum

Posted 3/29/16


2016 Cheshire County Adopted Budget

Employment Opportunities Maplewood Nursing Home

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Monadnock Regional Council

for Community Transportation

2014 Cheshire County Annual Report - Posted 7/24/15
5.9 MB File


 County of Cheshire Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


National Weather Service Forecast for Keene, NH