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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.

Maplewood Nursing Home

Employment Opportunities Maplewood Nursing Home

2017 - Reconstruction of Maplewood Project

April 14, 2017 - Managed Long Term Care Meeting - 12 Court Street, Keene, NH

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


Cheshire County Delegation Announces:
County Conversations

Maplewood Nursing Home

v Sullivan - Sullivan Town Hall, 452 Centre St., Sullivan, NH - June 8th, 2016 - Video Link Here - 1:36:04

v Westmoreland - Westmorland School, 40 Glebe Rd. Westmoreland,  NH - June 15th, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Winchester - Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester NH - June 20th, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Keene - County Hall Building, 12 Court St., Keene, NH - June 22nd, 2016 - Video Link Here -

v Jaffrey - Jaffrey Town Hall, 10 Goodnow St., Jaffrey, NH - June 27th, 2016 - Video Link Here
- 1:54:36


Maplewood Task Force Findings - 2014

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
 Public Comment email

The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
Frequently Asked Questions

Old Cheshire County Court House (County Hall) Keene,

Cheshire County Executive Committee and Delegation Meeting

Cheshire County Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, August 14, 2017 5:30PM


1.      Conduct the second quarter budget review.
Discuss amendments to the 2017 budget.
Discuss any other matters that come before the Committee.

Cheshire County Delegation Meeting
Monday, August 14, 2017 7:00 PM


1.      To amend the 2017 budget for the receipt of Pro Share Funds
         and any other budget amendments necessary.

Maplewood Expansion Renovation Project Update.
Court House Renovation Project.
Keene Senior Citizens Home Based Services Presentation.
To discuss any other matters that come before the Delegation.

August 16, 2017
Cheshire County Commissioners

The Cheshire County Commissioners will hold two public hearings at 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 in the second floor conference room.  An application to the NH Community Development Finance Authority for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be discussed.  CDBG funds are awarded on a competitive basis in New Hampshire and may be used for housing, public facilities, and economic development projects which have primary benefit to low- and moderate-income people.  A municipality can apply for up to $500,000 in the housing and public facilities category, up to $500,000 in the economic development category, and $12,000 for feasibility studies.

The proposal to be considered by the Commissioners is a Public Facilities grant for up to $500,000.  The funds, less administrative costs, will be utilized for the Maplewood Nursing Home Renovation project.  The project will renovate the Maplewood Nursing Home to address the current building’s inadequacies, and build an addition to the existing building.  This public hearing has been scheduled to provide residents with specific information regarding the grant requirements.  A second public hearing will be held to adopt the Relocation and Anti-Displacement Plan specific to this project.

Interested people are invited to attend and comment on the projects.  Please contact the Cheshire County Commissioner’s Office, (603) 352-8215 or via Relay NH at 1-800-735-2964, in advance if you have a disability and need assistance to attend or participate in the hearing.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments prior to the hearing should address them to the Cheshire County Commissioners, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431. 

Cheshire County
Summer Concert Series

Bring Your Lunch! - Air Conditioned Comfort! - Handicap Accessible!


“Old Courthouse” 12 Court Street, Keene, NH


Apple Hill Duo
June 22nd & August 16th

12:00 - 1:00

Zach Trombly / Noah Ramirez / Christian Raabe
Jazz Trio
June 29th & July 27th
12:30 -1:30

Jayna Leach - Violinist
July 20th

12:00 -1:00

Contact: Chris Coates, County Administrator
Email: ccoates@co.cheshire.nh.us or (603) 355-3031


2017 Budget Final

2016 Annual Report



2015 Annual County Report

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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