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
(popcorn and drinks provided at all the movies)
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
Until next time,
Epsom Friends Of The
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Representative Carol McGuire
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.
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
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