Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge
May 19 at 6pm, Vendor Cardingo. This is our last one until
fall. $10 for 4 sets of cards. Bring donations for the Liberty House
and you will receive additional sets of cards. Food & beverage
available for purchase at our cash bar. Must be 18+ (open to the
Evergreen Lodge #53 and American Legion Post
#112 are sponsoring a Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 3rd from
8:30-11:30 am. This event is free to youth ages 15 and under. Bring
your favorite fishing pole and bait. Some loaner poles and bait will
be available. Prizes will be given to the top 3 in each age group.
Refreshments will be available. Location is 251 Center Hill
Road, watch for signs. For more info call Gary Benner 736-4707.
Congratulations to Jaime M. Hodgdon of Epsom who has been
inducted into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Phi Sigma Tau,
the international honorary society for philosophy.
Hodgdon is a
member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Biology and Business
in the Liberal Arts. Hodgdon attended Tilton School.
must have completed three semesters at St. Lawrence, be in the top
35 percent of her or his class, and must have taken at least two
courses in philosophy with a philosophy average of at least 3.5.
constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
Last week, the
House met Thursday, with a short agenda that should have been
finished by the Sun’s deadline – but wasn’t! First, we considered
the alleged transgressions of Representative Fisher, who made some
injudicious comments on line some time ago. Without actually saying
what he was accused of doing, the minority leader moved to review
and consider them in committee – Legislative Administration, which
considers the qualifications of members. Another member moved to add
Representative Frost, who has been making hostile and inflammatory
comments on social media. After some discussion, the amendment
passed, 182-180, and a motion to table failed, 67-296. The referral
motion passed 307-56, while I voted against – even legislators have
the right to make foolish remarks in public.
We debated SB131,
which creates a drug interdiction program, adds five state troopers,
and increases funding for the state police crime lab. It passed,
252-108; I voted against because prohibition never works. SB191,
funding full day kindergarten programs, was also debated and passed,
247-116. I voted against this bill also, partly because the 2/3 of
towns in the state that offer full day kindergarten set it up
knowing the state only paid for half day, and why should other towns
subsidize them? Also, I’m not convinced full day kindergarten is
good for most children, especially boys.
SB242, this year’s
casino bill, was debated and killed, 275-82, then indefinitely
postponed, 228-129. That means no similar bill can come up again
this session. Finally, we debated SB247, which requires testing all
children for lead before they can go to school or day care, and sets
up a $6M fund to help landlords pay for lead remediation. I was
opposed, since lead paint has been banned for 40 years; the bill
passed anyway, 233-109.
Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom Food Pantry
Well, another cold week. Is it just me or is this out of the
ordinary? I bought an umbrella for the porch table so that I do not
sit too much in the sun. Put on my winter coat and a scarf and sat
under the umbrella. I am sure the neighborswere impressed.
Pantry business. We had our yearly inspection this Wednesday and we
passed with flying colors. I get nervous as I want things to be
perfect so Ken and crew are glad it is over. Liz got us a nice order
of beef. So, along with last week’s hamburg from Market Basket, we
are in pretty good shape. One thing we could use are some small
items that would fit in the children’s backpacks. Peanut Butter
crackers, fruit cups (6 in package), about anything that the kids
would like, and also healthy.
We have had some super donations
lately from Epsom families. Ken will be picking up food from the
Postal Drive this week.Be safe.
Until next time,
Michael Briggs Spaghetti
Dinner Thank You!
We would like to thank the entire staff at
Epsom Central School, Epsom Circle Market (the cookies and Italian
bread were delicious!), McBride’s Water Advantage (changing the sign
due to the blizzard was key in getting the word out we had to change
dates), Nam Knights, the Manchester Police Department, Flowers For
All Seasons (a brand new business at the Epsom Mini Mall), and
everyone else who donated food, time, or funds to make this annual
event a huge success! We raised close to $2,000.00 and served 258
people! We appreciate the support of the entire Epsom Community. We
could not have done this without you.
Epsom Library News
Movie Matinee at the Epsom Public Library continues on Wednesday,
May 24 at 1:30 when the movie “The Founder” will be shown.
Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two
brothers’ fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into one of the biggest
restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition,
persistence and ruthlessness.
That evening, May 24 at 7:00 PM,
Doug Whitfield, a wildlife steward with the NH Fish and Game, along
with Dennis Walsh, will present a program, “Black Bear Happenings in
New Hampshire.” The presentation includes
information about the natural history of the animal, research taking
place, how the information learned will affect management for that
species, and background on the Wildlife Restoration Program that has
made the work possible.
Letter To The Editor
am writing this letter to request recognition of some of the
volunteers to the Epsom Food Pantry.
I read about all the
people who are helped with groceries each week, even having food
delivered to their door, which is something I’ve never heard of
before! Very nice extra service, provided by the volunteers.
Also, the generosity of the donors which is commendable.
But... I never see the names of the volunteers, who selflessly give
of their time, energy and gas money to participate in this
very important program.
I think it is time that they are given a
public accolade for their contribution to this effort, that makes
sure that the neighbors and friends in the Town of Epsom are helped
in their time of need. It would only seem fitting.
confess, I don’t know who they are, or I would name them here. I
will leave it up to Priscilla, to let us know who these great folks