Epsom NH News

June 14, 2017


On Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30 the Epsom Library’s movie matinee will be “The Last Word”, starring Shirley McLaine as a retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end.  To have her life story told “her” way, she pays off her local newspaper who assigns a young journalist to write the obituary.  Amanda Seyfried plays the journalist who refuses to follow Shirley’s wishes.  This confrontation leads to a life-altering friendship.  This movie is rate R for language.


That evening, June 21, at 7:00 PM Monique Chretien, an Animal Behavior Consultant, will present her program “Creating a Happy and Fun Life For Your Cat.”  The program focuses on having a behaviorally healthy cat.  Learn how to offer your feline friends the things they like from their points of view and how to help them act out their true feline ways.

Congratulations to Danielle Roberts of Epsom who has been named to the Dean’s List of Lasell College for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2017 semester. A student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher to receive Dean’s List recognition.


Congratulations to Jacob Courser of Epsom who graduated from the University of Hartford on Sunday, May 21. Courser, an electronic engineering technology major, received a Bachelor of Science from the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.



New Exhibit, “Through The Years” At Epsom Public Library


The library is pleased to present “Through The Years,” an exhibit of paintings by accomplished Manchester artist, Frank Moulin.


The work will be on display from June 17 to August 8, and may be viewed during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.


The public is cordially invited to meet the artist at a special reception on Saturday, June 17, 4  - 6 pm. 


For more information, call the library at 736-9920 or visit www.epsomlibrary.com.


In honor of her outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College has named Melissa Allen of Epsom to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.


Congratulations Melissa!


Dean College is pleased to announce that Erin Burns of Epsom has earned a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.


Congratulations Erin!





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House met briefly to agree - or not - with Senate amendments, and to set up more committees of conference. The last two bills from my committee, HB334, on exemptions from the new medical imaging license, and HB468, improving reciprocity for mental health practitioners, were agreed since the amendments were clarifying rather than substantive.


The budget is still being negotiated, but it has some excellent provisions I hope will become law: further business tax cuts, a work requirement for expanded Medicaid recipients, more funds for charter schools, and no new taxes or fees. The opposition to the budget is in two camps: most Democrats think it should spend more on various human services; some Republicans think it spends too much in general. I’ve been at various caucuses where spreadsheets battle over inflation, and spending, trying to convince us that the budget grows more/less than inflation, in whatever metric is considered an appropriate measure. I’m in between: I agree it meets minimum requirements for an acceptable budget, but would have preferred less spending. However, I don’t get to revise priorities, and so will vote for it.


My committee met this week to plan work on two retained bills. HB192, on rulemaking of the Department of Corrections, was discussed with a crowd of interested parties. We all agreed that the concerns that sparked this will be adequately addressed during the current Rulemaking and there was no further need for the bill. HB593, granting Group II status to various positions in corrections, was also discussed with stakeholders. We agreed that these positions, because they have job descriptions stating, they qualify for Group II, should be; but we didn’t like having to approve “administrators” as Group II. We then decided that the process needed to be fixed so that future positions with these job descriptions are in Group II without specific legislative action. We will meet again in August to consider suggested language to do this.


Representative Carol McGuire



Epsom Library Youth Summer Reading Program


Youth Summer Reading Program Sign Ups at the Epsom Public Library begin Monday, June 19th thru July 5th  Plan to visit the library, pick up a packet of info with a  schedule of events and reading log. The SRP encourages youth of all ages to read for pleasure during  summer vacation.


Usborne Children’s Book Sale:  Begins June 13th in the small conference room. Check out the great selection of books and materials for children! Great gift ideas!


Children’s Author “Julia Walsh” Monday, June 26th 6:30 pm. 

Please join us for a wonderful presentation and book signing by children’s author, Julia Walsh. Her beautiful book, Wings in the Wind tells the story of young Julie and her explorations along the banks of the Merrimack River where she quietly observes the ducks through the tall sea grass. Books may be preordered for this event at the circulation desk.



Concord-Epsom Elks Lodge 1210
Submitted By Heather White


Our ongoing Corn hole tournament started on 6/13 at 6:30 pm. This will be a weekly event and we would love to see you there every Tuesday except 7/4. There is no cost, must be 21+ and will be held on the patio of the members lounge.


Our Elks Riders 1210 are hosting a bike week, all you can eat breakfast on June 17th, 10 am -1 pm. This breakfast isn’t limited to the riders. Eggs & omlettes to order and  juices, milks, coffee and teas included in your cost. The cost is Riders $15, Passengers $10,  Non- Bikers adults $10 and kids inder 10yo $5. This breakfast is a fundraiser to support our veterans at the Liberty House in Manchester.  For those bikers planning to join us on ride following breakfast, Kick stands up at 1pm.  50/50 raffle.


I would like to Thank Boy Scout Troop 30 & Girl Scout troop 51640 for your participation in our flag day Ceremony we held on June 14, 2017. It is a great way to incorporate all out fellowships for one amazing event.** Please keep up to date with our facebook page.**



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Amber G. Gelinas D.M.D., daughter of Mark and Jill Gelinas of Epsom, NH, a member of the inaugural graduating class of 2017 at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at commencement ceremonies held at the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  UNE graduated 62 dentists at the ceremony.  On the following day, the dentists received their hoods the most symbolic part of the academic regalia at a separate hooding ceremony at UNE’s Innovation Hall. The Hooding Address was delivered by Richard Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. Dr.  Gelinas will be employed by/completing a residency at Kokua Kalihi Valley Dental Clinic, Honolulu, Hawaii.



Epsom Food Pantry


Good Day. Well, we have had a busy few weeks what with food pick-ups, cleaning the pantry, and just general chores.


This week I had the opportunity to go on the USDA pick up with June and Armand, and I was so impressed with the folks at the warehouse. Very efficient and assisted by so many volunteers in the loading of our vehicle. Men and women stepping up to the plate to make this easier on us. A lot of awfully nice caring folks in the Concord area. Thank you from Epsom. And we do get a lot of very nice food from them.


Also do not forget the veggies for this summer.We look forward to them. And to all the nice folks who leave food at our doorstep, Thank you. One item we could use are some baked beans. We are out and they do go good with hot dogs.


Until next time,



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CONGRATULATIONS to Terry Riel on receiving the Capitol Region Board of Realtors 2017 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR AWARD! Terry joined Century 21 Thompson Real Estate on October 2, 2008 and she has become a very valuable member of our sales team. We feel so lucky to have her in our family. The worth of a good agent is when your next customer is a repeat customer, because you did your job in a professional and efficient manner and they look for you the second time around, or they refer you to a relative, friend, or co-worker! Terry is involved in a number of organizations and she gives 100% to each of them. We are proud to have her as an agent in our office!




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Henry M. Smith


Epsom – Henry M. Smith, 85 of Epsom, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 2 at Epsom Healthcare Center.


Born on August 14, 1931 in Greenwich, CT, he was the son of the late William and Laura (Crowther) Smith.


Henry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. After his military service, he worked at Sprague Electric before moving on to work for the State of NH in the Air Resources Division for 20 years until his retirement.


Henry was a long time member of the American Legion and a Mason of 52 years. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, fishing and trips to the beach and camping with his family. He was an avid bowler for 10 years in the Sunday Night Mixed League in Concord. His pride and joy was his family and 61 year marriage to beloved wife, Barbara. Always known for being a “character,” Henry brought a smile to, not only his many grandchildren and great grandchildren’s faces, but all those who interacted with him.
Besides his parents, Henry was predeceased by two brothers – William and Bernie Smith.


He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Mosher) Smith of Epsom, sons Donald M. Smith of Epsom, Douglas E. Smith and Pam Halen-Smith of Epsom, Dean A. Smith of Pittsfield, daughter, Debra S. Smith of Northwood, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


A private burial service will be held at the McClary Cemetery on Center Hill Road in Epsom and a Celebration of Life for all those who can attend on Saturday, August 5th from 12 – 5pm at his home on 67 Windymere Drive in Epsom.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Concord VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) in his memory. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com












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