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.

The Commissioners Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday May 25th at the Department of Corrections will be now will be held at 12 Court Street in the Commissioners  Conference Room at 9:30AM with the new Correctional Officer Graduation Ceremony  to follow at 12:00PM

 Commissioners Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday June 15th  will be held on Monday June 13, 2016 at 12 Court Street in the Commissioners  Conference Room at 9:30AM


Maplewood Nursing Home


Maplewood Delegation Sub-Committee
 Meeting Monday May 23, 2016 @ 10:00AM
County Hall Building
Commissioners Conference Room
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

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
Caution: This PDF file is over
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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



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