Chesterfield, New Hampshire
Area: 48.1 square miles
Town Offices: Route 63, 1 mile south from Route 9; selectmen’s office, 363-4624, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Fridays; town clerk, 363-8071, Mon. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Wed., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the last Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; tax collector, 363-4527, Mon. and Thurs., 4-7 p.m.
Tax Rate: $17.57 for Spofford; $17.33 for Chesterfield and West Chesterfield, ratio of assessment 116.2 percent
Registered Voters: 2,625
Fire Department: Chesterfield chief, Jeffrey Chickering, 911, 352-1291; Spofford chief, Gordon Rudolph, 911, 363-4300
Police Department: chief, Lester C. Fairbanks; 911; 363-4233 non-emergency
Town Administrator: Rick Carrier
Tax Collector: Elizabeth A. Benjamin
Planning Board: Chairman, Brad Chesley
Zoning Board of Adjustment: Chairman, Burton Riendeau
Moderator: Michael P. Bentley
Road Agent: Stephen “Bart” Bevis
Recycling Center: transfer station, Brattleboro Road; for Chesterfield, West Chesterfield and Spofford residents. Open Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The station is not open on Tuesdays that follow a Monday holiday. 256-3016
Public Schools: Chesterfield School (K-8), Keene High (9-12)
Board of Education: Martin Mahoney, Genienne Hockensmith, Jamileth Card, Ege Cordell, Bruce Platt
State Representatives: William Butynski, D-Hinsdale; Paul Berch, D-Westmoreland; Tara Sad, D-Walpole; Lucy Weber, D-Walpole
State Senator: Molly M. Kelly, D-Keene
Selectmen: Chairman Jon McKeon, Elaine Levlocke, James Larkin
Library: Chesterfield Library, 524 Route 63, Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. 1-8 p.m., Wed. 1-5 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 363-4621.
Churches: Asbury United Methodist; First Universalist, West Chesterfield; Grace Community Evangelical Free; Pioneer Baptist Church; New Life Chapel.
Parks & Recreation: Two public beaches on Spofford Lake
Major Businesses: D.L. Thomas Construction, United Natural Foods, Foard Panel, Stowaway Marine, Ames Performance, Carl B. Thomas Construction in Spofford; Prospect Communications, Tire Warehouse in West Chesterfield, Chesterfield Tire and Perkins Lumber.
Points of Interest: Chesterfield Gorge, Pisgah State Park, Spofford Lake, Connecticut River, Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial.