June 27 County Budget and Weekend Update

County News

On Monday, the Sullivan County Delegation will vote on the next county budget. There was no controversy this cycle.The staff, Commissioners, and County Manager recognize that these are uncertain times. No one can accurately predict what the economic picture will be next year. Consequently, we are looking at a level funded budget. There are no raises in elected official salaries, no increased programs. You’ll see that the Sheriff may have some new cars soon. This money came from a reserve fund and there is no budget impact. Sheriff Simonds found a Sullivan County vendor to give us a great deal on replacing the units that are pushing 100,000 miles hard. He also gave us a proposal that did not ask for any extra money. A couple of the current cars will have to last a little longer. In general, the county government runs a pretty lean operation and we are grateful for that.

The Sullivan County Delegations’ FY21 County Convention will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at the Sullivan County Administration Building, 14 Main Street – 3rd Floor Probate Courtroom, Newport, NH, 03773.

This meeting will also be held via Zoom.  Limited seating is available (8-10 chairs) and we encourage the general public to join the Zoom webinar.  You may access the conference using:

  • Zoom Phone: 1 312 626 6799
  • Webinar ID: 922 2142 0396
  • Password: 450681

We will also be live streaming this through the Sullivan County New Hampshire Government Facebook page.

Feel free to contact our office at 863-2560 or via email at commissioners@sullivancountynh.gov for help accessing any documents or joining the virtual meeting.

Homeowners Firewood Program

On occasion, Sullivan County may enroll designated areas of County lands in Unity, NH, into the Sullivan County Homeowners Firewood Program.

About the Program (PDF)

Prescription Discount Card

For a list of participating Pharmacies, plan details and to print a card please visit the National Association of Counties Free Prescription Discount Program website; or call 1-877-321-2652

Free Enrollment

  • Average Savings of 20 percent
  • No Limits
  • No age requirements – you do not need to be a Medicare beneficiary to enroll
  • No income requirements
  • Family coverage
  • Use it anytime your prescription is not covered by insurance

You may pick up a card at the

  • Sullivan County Commissioners Office 14 Main Street Newport NH
  • Sullivan County Unity Complex, Health Care Facility 5 Nursing Home Drive Unity NH
  • Your town clerks office
  • Claremont City Hall

Sullivan County Press Release about discount card program

Sullivan County Sober Housing

Sullivan County is working on a project to establish a sober housing facility in Claremont.  This facility will fill a critical gap for people in substance use recovery by providing safe, clean, and affordable housing so residents can continue working on their sobriety and working in new jobs in a structured, supportive environment.  This proposal is still being developed and has not been officially approved.  The County will continue coordinating with the City of Claremont, property abutters, and the community to educate, inform, and solicit feed back on the project.

The links below contain more information about the project.

The Frequently Asked Questions document provides answers to many of the questions that have been asked on social media and at the County’s previous community engagement forum.

East Lempster

Sullivan County Calendar


What We Love About Sullivan County, New Hampshire

This is a map of the cool things that exist in our county. You can add places that are missing. Sullivan County Map of Attractions

Map of Current Positive Cases

Map of Cumulative Positive Cases


Click to access covid-19-update-06262020.pdf

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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