Epsom NH News

February 1, 2017


Wednesday, February 2, the Epsom Library will be showing the comedy The Hollars at 1:30 PM.


The next movie matinee at  the library will be USS Indianapolis – Men of Courage on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30.  Starring Nicholas Cage, Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane, the film recounts the harrowing tale of real-life American heroes shipwrecked in shark-infested waters in the waning days of World War II.



Epsom Public Library Youth Events


“Take Your Child to the Library Breakfast!” Saturday, February 18th 9:30 am. Celebrate with a special Dr. Seuss themed breakfast, stories and a craft. Children will receive a free book, stickers and bookmark! Reservations are suggested! Sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 736-9920 for more information. If you would like to donate food or drinks for the breakfast call Mrs. Benner.


Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm.  Children listen to stories, sing songs and do craft activities. February themes include groundhogs and Valentine’s Day.


Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm


Chess Club 4-6pm. (All ages welcome!)


Toddler Time: New Day! Tuesdays at 10 am. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities and a craft!



Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210


Wednesday Night,  Free Trivia 7 pm -9 pm in the lounge, Must be 21+. Must be 21+  Come out and test your knowledge and have some laughs with our other players. New faces are always welcome.


2/5/17 Breakfast Buffet with eggs and omelettes to order. Milks, OJ, coffee and tea is included. Cost is Adults $8, Veterans $6 and kids under 10yo $4.


Sweet Heart Dinner 2/11/17 at 6 pm -Event Hall (non-smoking)


Dinner menu : Chicken Marco Polo with Ziti,  Caesar Salad, dinner rolls, italian surprise desert with Coffee. $35.00 per couple for the dinner.  Additional beverages may be purchased for an additional cost from our cash bar. Pre purchase tickets only. To buy your tickest or to get more information please contact the lodge at 603-736-8941.


Do you need community service hours ? Call Heather White at 603-799-9580


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Letter To The Editor


Last year was another very productive year.   We did a lot of paving and prep for paving, besides the normal road maintenance.


This year we will be installing the bridge on Echo Valley Farm Road and paving the high maintenance areas on the gravel roads.  This will help with time management and lower long term cost.


The other day we got a call from a resident saying we treated their road differently than the rest of the roads and as it turned out, in fact we had.  I am sorry that it happened and will try not to have it happen again.


Every winter is a little different. This year, so far, it seems and has been a little colder than normal. But look at it this way, only 30-50 days to mud season and 70-80- days to spring! 


Hope this winter is enjoyable and treats you well.


Bless You.
Your Road Agent,
Town of Epsom
Gordon Ellis





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
Another busy week in the state house! My committee heard the first group of pension changes, with HB369, which stretches the amortization of retirement system unfunded accrued liability for another ten years, and HB425, which artificially sets the rate of return at 7.75%, both attempting to manipulate the retirement system to lower local payments for previously earned pensions. Since this was how the state got itself into the pension problems we’re now suffering from – trying to lower town payments against actuarial advice – the committee was not very sympathetic to the measures proposed.


HB 542, requiring retired members employed part-time position to contribute to the retirement system, HB 543, forbidding a retiree to return to part-time employment to the same employer, and HB 561, on contributions by employers of retirees working part-time, and on enforcement of limitations on retired members working part time, all addressed the issue of “double dipping.” Since they could be conflicting, all three went to subcommittee for reconciliation.


I also presented three bills to other committees. HB291, removing veterinarians from the controlled drug prescription program, was supported by many veterinarians, but others had concerns. Local Representatives Howard Pearl (Louden) and Barbara Comptois (Barnstead) are on the committee and are working to craft an amendment that addresses these issues but keeps the intent of my bill. HB386, technical corrections to the education tax credit, went to the Education committeee, rather than Ways & Means, so they had almost no questions. HB470, a repeat of last year’s bill on storm and sewer penalties, went to the committee on resources, recreation and development, but some of the lawyers who killed it last year came to oppose it. I’ll have to work on this one, since they seem unfamiliar with this sort of case.


Representative Carol McGuire












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