Epsom NH News

February 22, 2017


On Wednesday, March 1 at 1:30, the Epsom Library will be showing the film The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins’ bestseller.  Rachel, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple that her train passes every day.  Everything changes one day when she see something shocking happen there and she becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.



Epsom Public Library Youth Events


The Epsom Public Library will show the following Family Movies during school vacation:


Monday, February 27th 2pm: Surfs up 2: Wave Mania rated PG


Tuesday, February 28th 2pm: Alpha & Omega: Big Fureeze rated G


Wednesday, March 1st 6:30pm: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life PG


(popcorn and drinks provided at all the movies)


The library will host another “Teen  Dance Event” Monday, February 27th at 6pm.  Featuring the popular “Just Dance” program! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Pizza and drinks will be provided for supper following the workout. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call Mrs. Benner 736-9920. (In case of snow, the makeup date will be Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm.)

Suncook Valley Sno-Riders Poker Run, Saturday, February 25. Registration at Tilton Hill ball field from 9:00-11:00am. Parking available for snowmobile trailers.


Mary Brown, owner of Classic-U in Epsom, NH is pleased to announce she has decided to move on with the next phase of her career at Scizzors of 163 Manchester Street, Concord, NH where she will continue to serve her clients as well us new ones under the title of Master Colorist.


Mary is very grateful to the community in supporting her success at the Classic-U salon and hopes to continue to see many of her regular clients in her new location. Mary states that if you have received any gift cards to Classic-U, please come in and use them soon as her last day at her current location is February 25. Once again Mary thanks everyone for their support and patronage.



Epsom Food Pantry


Extra busy week for Ken as two of our food sources were picked up. He and Armand, along with June and Eve, were really busy packing it all away. And by the way, the phone was out of order again. Hopefully it will get fixedproperly, but if you need us and cannot get through 736-4024, call me at 219-3025 and I will help you.


This past week I had to get us hamburg again as Market Basket had it on sale. As I am a sissy with winter driving, Liz picked it up for me, 80 pounds in 1 lb. packages. It is so funny when you pick up and wait in line to pay out. The comments we get, “some barbecue” or “are you feeding the army?”


On to business. Many thanks to the Manager of our Dollar Store  who brought us a contribution of food and goodies. And to all our faithful weekly donors many, many thanks. Keep warm, and to our seniors, let someone else do the heavy shoveling.


Until next time,



Epsom Friends Of The Library

Meet The Candidates & Bake Sale
Submitted By Dianne Bird, Friends Of The Epsom Library


The Epsom Friends of the Library are hosting the Meet the Candidates Forum at the Epsom Public Library on Sunday March 5th at 2pm at the Library.  Snow Date will be Sunday, March 12, at 2pm.


This is a great opportunity for citizens to meet the people running for office in our community.  This is your chance to hear from them and ask questions.


We are also seeking bakers for the upcoming March 14th Election Bake Sale and hope to have homemade pies and breads from our wonderful Epsom chefs!  Election will be held at the Epsom Central School and baked goods can be dropped off at the library on Monday or at the gym at Epsom Central School.   Thank  you all for your support of the Friends of the Library!


As always, the Friends of the Library events are Free and open to the public!



Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210


Every Wednesday, 7 pm- 9 pm **FREE TRIVIA**  Cash bar,  21+ in the lounge, Weekly prizes sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages.
2/25/17  Mardi gras party in the lounge at 7pm, DJ , semi smoke free,  Cash bar, must be 21+. Costumes optional, raffles, free pool, great time to be had by all. We can’t wait to see you !


Are you looking to volunteer somewhere and just can’t think of anywhere? Well, we could use your help!  Whether it is setting up for events, helping host events, cleaning, repairs and maintenance. We welcome all who are looking to join us in giving back. Please contact Heather White at 603-799-9580.



Letter To The Editor
Seeking to Serve the Town I Love


I love Epsom!  I’ve been active in Epsom since 1984 and have served on a number of boards including School Board, Budget committee, and Library trustee.   I have given serious thought to running for selectman the past few years and with my terms on the Budget and Library ending this March, the time is right.


I’ve always been willing to serve.  I’m a founding member of both the Friends of the Library (1984) &  EYAA (1989). I coached softball, baseball, and soccer, volunteered at the library, ECS, PTO, Granite State Ambassadors, and was a leader in Girl and Boy Scouts.  I’m a member of the Historical Association and help keep the Historical building open a few hours a week. 


During my years on the school board, I served as Vice Chair, AREA Bd. Chair, and SAU Bd. Chair.  I commit my time and energy to every position I serve.  I take advantage of training opportunities to increase my knowledge. I work for the legislature and have a strong understanding of our government.  I serve on the Executive Board for the National Legislative Services and Securities Association and have had training as well as given presentations in public safety and security.


I have served on town building committees, capital improvement plans, secretary to the Planning board, worked on the creation of the Jeremy Charron Baseball field, the Cutter Athletic fields, and several group efforts to create a town community center.   I bring experience, an open mind, and love of our community.  I would like to continue my service to Epsom.  Please Vote Virginia Drew for Selectman!


Virginia Drew





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House meets on two days, to vote on all bills going to second committees. From my committee, HB97, on drones, passed with the committee amendment, 317-37. HB171, prohibiting the state and its subdivisions from assisting in the collection of electronic data without a warrant, passed on a voice vote; neither bill had any debate. I spoke on HB413, having the state pay 15% of localities’ pension contributions, mostly to emphasize that, while the majority of the committee supported the idea of state contributions, 15% was not cast in concrete and the bill gave no suggestion of how to fund this expenditure. It passed, 267-83, and went to Finance to figure that out.


My bill HB470, on local sewer penalties, was killed after a brief debate. At least some members of the committee understood the point of the bill and seemed familiar with other local ordinances. HB350, prohibiting possession of a firearm at polling places, even with a license, was debated and killed, 204-144. My HB386, technical corrections to the education tax credit, passed without comment. My HB291, removing veterinarians from the prescription drug database use, was amended to make that use optional (as requested by veterinarians) and passed without debate.


HB647, creating education savings accounts for children with disabilities, was debated over the usual issues for school choice: the proponents talked about opportunity and flexibility; the opponents concentrated on the spectre of tax dollars being used away from the public schools. The bill passed, 184-166. HB621, which would create a “road usage fee” assessed on registration for all vehicles getting more than 22.5 mpg, was tabled on a voice vote before it could be debated.


Interested readers are invited to write me for my newsletter, with more data than will fit here.


Representative Carol McGuire





Epsom Residents,
The Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission works closely with the Town with our Master Plan, Economic Development and Transportation programs.


This is the year to update the biennial transportation improvement program.


It’s never too late to get started with planning our future economy!


The plans for improvements are reviewed every two years.  There is a great deal of competition for limited funds. The CNHRPC with NHDOT will work together to address two critical aspects of the transportation network.  One is the “preservation of existing transportation assets” and the other one is “improving safety deficiencies.”


If we would like to nominate a new project this year, we can notify CNHRPC and they will assist us in the planning!


Our current transportation need would be Route 4 access – especially left hand turns for safety and for encouraging economic development.


We are looking for your input.  Please contact the Town Office at 736-9002 or Selectman Chris Bowes directly at 1-443-465-0557 and let us know your ideas.


Epsom Board of Selectmen












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