General Election November 8 – polls open from 8am – 7pm
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS) – REVERSE 911
You are encouraged to visit the link below to sign up for the NH Alerts with your contact information to receive emergency notifications by cell phone &/or email addresses. Everyone with a land-line (home phone) is already in the system.
Use this link to register: www.readynh.gov
To get on a list to receive pertinent notices, please e-mail the Selectmen’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first settlers came up the Connecticut River in canoes from Northfield, Massachusetts in 1741, after the original charter was granted by the Massachusetts governor in 1736. A subsequent charter was granted by King George II of England in 1752, and the town was incorporated under the name of Westmoreland in honor of an English Lord of that name. Westmoreland, while basically an agricultural community, supported many mills and other small industries during the late 1700’s and throughout the 1800’s. In 1800, the population was recorded at 2,066. Today’s population is 1,730 and includes residents of the Cheshire County Nursing Home located in Westmoreland. Further interesting history may be found in The History and Genealogy of Westmoreland, NH published in 1976. A copy may be purchased from the Selectmen’s Office.