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

Delegation Sub-Committee Proceedings - 2015
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Maplewood Task Force Findings - 2014

Announcing four public information sessions:

The Cheshire County Commissioners want to hear from you regarding the future of the 40 year-old Maplewood Nursing Home.

        Thursday,        Monday,        Thursday,           Thursday
             Oct. 9                Oct. 20           Oct. 23                Oct. 30

    7:00pm            7:00pm               7:00pm
          Chesterfield    Keene High    Alstead  Vilas     Jaffrey VFW

           Town Hall            School       Middle School
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YouTube Link - Video of Chesterfield Meeting 10/9/14
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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
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The Future of Maplewood Nursing Home
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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 Keene, NH


National Weather Service Forecast for Keene, NH


2015 Adopted Budget


2013 Cheshire County Annual Report
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