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Fire Ban

 Due to extremely dangerous fire conditions, the Fire Warden is prohibiting all outdoor burning, including previously permitted seasonal campfires.  See below the order by the Chief of the New Hampshire Forest Protection Bureau.  These restrictions will not be lifted until a substantial change in the weather takes place.  Please check with any of the three Wardens in town about getting burn permits in the future.

Ken Callahan, Fire Warden, Town of Sharon  924-3726

Peter Paris, Deputy Fire Warden  924-4078

Francis Guptill, Deputy Fire Warden  924-3013




172 Pembroke Road Concord, New Hampshire 03301



To: Forest Fire Wardens, Deputy Wardens, Special Deputy Wardens, Fire Departments

From: Steven Sherman, Chief, NH Forest Protection Bureau

Date: September 25, 2020

Subject: State Prohibition on Open Fires and Smoking in and near woodlands


Today the Governor and Council signed a Proclamation prohibiting open fires and smoking in and near woodlands.  This was done because of the fire conditions we have and will continue to have as we enter Fall.  The drought conditions are severe across the state and wildfire indices are at the point where the potential for large fire activity exists.

What prohibitions are contained in the Proclamation?

Also to note: The online fire permit system has been shut down until weather conditions shall be unlawful for any person in the State to Kindle an open fire, including fires built for camping, the burning of debris, or warming, on all public trails or other public property, excluding public Campgrounds, to  smoke a pipe, cigar and/or cigarette outdoors in or near public woodlands or on public trails, to kindle a category 3 fire; a fire greater than 4 feet in diameter or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material

What this means is:

All fires are prohibited on public lands, except in a campground

Category 3 fires are banned everywhere, public and private lands

Category 1 and 2 fires are allowed on private property with a fire permit

No smoking is allowed in or near public woodlands or on public trails


Post the Proclamation Signs in public places and at access points to public lands in your town. A

copy of the sign is attached to this letter for you to print and post.    Contact public and private campgrounds to discuss fire prevention measures, staffing at

campgrounds, and ensure all extra campground requirements are still in place for each campfire.

o Advise your Forest Ranger when fire danger conditions change in your community as well as any

permit restrictions in place.  While not prohibited in the proclamation, per Res 5601.04(a)(5)

Category 1 and 2 permits may be suspended by the Forest Fire Warden if they determine weather

conditions to be unfavorable.  Res 5608.01 Unfavorable weather conditions shall include, but not

be limited to, wind, lack of precipitation, or any other factor which could increase fire hazard



Steven Sherman

Chief, New Hampshire Forest Protection Bureau

Primary Election Results

 Republican   60 voters

Governor     Testerman 9,  Nobody 1,   Sununu 50
US Senator Bolduc 19,  Martin 1, Messner 33, Beloin      Bozo t clown 1, Nobody 1
Rep in Congress   Clemmer 7, Negron 24, BJelobrk 3, Blankenbeker 18    Nobody 1
Exec Councilor  Wheeler 39, Clegg 15     Nobody 1
State Senator  Ricciardi 41     Nobody 1
State Repr    Kelley 37, Somero 36      nobody 1
Sheriff   Holmes 13, Connelly 33  Carl Newton 1   Nobody 1
County Attorney Coughlin 24, Hynes 24     Bruce Rootsela 1   Nobody 1
County Treasurer   Fredette 41    Craig Rautiola 1  Nobody 1
Register of Deeds   Sapienza 20, Flanagan 21    Nobody 1
Register of Probate Recupero 26, Moreau 15    Nobody 1
County Commissioner Rowe 41      Fran Rautiola 1   Nobody 1
Delegate to the State Convention  Fran Rautiola 1, Chester Bowles 1, Jack Ogren 2, Cory Lewendowski 2

Democrat   78 Voters
Governor  Feltes 34, Volinsky 42
US Senator Krautman 5, Shaheen 71
Rep in Congress Kuster 75, Mirzoeff 3
Exec Councilor Pignatelli 71
State Senator Dietsch 74    Mark Fernald 1
State Rep Crooker 53, Lynch 60
Sheriff    Barry 61
County Attorney Conlon 64
County Treasurer Bryk 63
Register of Deeds O'Connell 14, Crowell 48
Register of Probate Ropp 66
County Commissioner Radhakrishnan 29, Ketteridge 31

36 Absentee Ballots were cast

Election Worker Thank You

 To all of our Election Officials:

Thanks to all of you, we had a successful Primary Day that required a great deal of effort and understanding from everyone.  Many of you have done this for years.  Incredible service.  The Town can be proud of all of our citizens for cooperating during these trying times.

Also, thanks to the volunteers who helped at the polls:  Chet Bowles, Gracie Hartman, Candice and Tim Conner, Mark Fernald, Robert Hauser, and Ken Callahan.  Now we just have to do it all over again on November 3.

Select Board and Planning Board meetings


The September 15, 2020 Select Board meeting will be held at the Old Brick School House 

at 5:30 pm.

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Meeting House.