Epsom NH News

June 7, 2017


On Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30, the Epsom Library will be showing the movie “Gold.”  The film stars  Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break.  He teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Loosely based on a true story, the film is rated R.

Congratulations to Jaime M. Hodgdon of Epsom. Hodgdon received the degree of bachelor of science magna cum laude from St. Lawrence University and majored in biology and business in the liberal arts. Hodgdon attended Tilton School.


Congratulations toSarah Harkness, of Chichester, majoring in communication,  who has made the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University for the Spring 2017 semester.


To qualify for the President’s List for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, it’s the budget again. Monday, I attended a briefing on the Senate Finance committee budget. It’s very similar to the House budget, but includes a further cut in business taxes. With later revenue numbers, the Senate almost always has more flexibility than the House. Since it passed the Senate late yesterday, it will go to committee of conference as soon as we get it.


The session started with agreeing with the Senate on a number of bills, and setting up committees of conference on others. HB525, my committee’s bill on acupuncture for substance abuse, was set up for a committee of conference since the rulemaking provisions the Senate added were considered by the supporters to completely gut the bill.


We debated SB225, an update to the state’s trust laws; the opposition wanted to require regulations for family trusts. It passed, 217-137. SB66, creating the crime of fetal homicide, was also debated at length. The minority amendment was the same “enhanced penalties” offered the last few times this bill was submitted, and failed 162-192. An amendment to protect all pregnancies, from conception instead of 20 weeks plus, also failed, 49-306. I voted against because it would not be acceptable to the Senate, and 20 weeks is a reasonable position. After lengthy debate, the bill passed, 186-170.


Representative Carol McGuire



Epsom Public Library June Youth Events


Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm.  Children listen to stories, sing songs and do craft activities. June themes include pond life, and flowers.


Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm everyone is welcome!


Toddler Time:  Tuesdays at 10 am. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities and a craft! (Please Note: No Toddler Time during the summer from June 20th thru September 5th!)


Infant Time: Tuesdays June 13th and June 27th at 10:15! Children and their parent/caregiver socialize and enjoy simple stories, songs, movement activities and play with age appropriate toys.


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!












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