Epsom NH News

August 13, 2008



Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 is having a dance on Sat. August 16th at 7:30 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall. The public is invited to join us for an evening of fun music and dancing. For info call 736-4707.


Epsom Police Notes

The following is a summary of calls made by the Epsom Police Department for July 28-August 3, 2008. It is compiled by the Department.

Complaints: Littering, 1; Civil, 4; Phone Harassment, 2; Suspicious Activity, 4; Animal 2; Domestic Situation, 1.

Assists: Agency With Service Of Paperwork: 9; Rescue Squad, 2; Arrest, 1; Fire Dept., 1; Agency With Well Being Check, 1.

Reports: Criminal Mischief, 1; Missing Person (later located), 1; Theft Of Money From Vehicle, 1.

Checks: Road Hazard, 1; Suspicious Vehicle, 2; Suspicious Subjects, 2; Suspicious Activity, 1.

Responses: Alarm Activations: 4; Juvenile Complaint, 1; Domestic, 1.

There were three Arrests.



Epsom Central School Bus Routes 2008-09

**Students should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

Red Bus
8:00 AM - Center Hill Rd (Stops)
8:12 AM - Left onto Route 4 West
8:13 AM - Right onto Ridgewood Circle
**Stops:  #top of hill
**Stops:  #bottom of hill
8:16 AM - Right onto Route 4 West
8:17 AM - Left onto Black Hall Rd (All Stops on Black Hall only)
*Note: Cutter’s Devp. Stops on #R9-Pink Bus
8:27 AM - Right onto Water St.
Arrive @ school unload
*PM line-up: 7th bus in line.
** PM run: Stops on Black Hall, Ridgewood Circle, Center Hill, and PM Only: Precious Angels, Old Dover Rd. (from Cumberland Farms up)

Green Bus
8:10 AM - Route 28 North (Stops)
8:13 AM - Right onto Depot end of Goboro Rd. (Stops)
8:18 AM - Oakridge Dr.
8:19 AM - Carriage Hill
8:21 AM - Colonial Dr.
8:22 AM - Highland Ave.
8:23 AM - Apartments-Travel Route 4 to Black Hall to school
8:27 AM - Arrive @ school
*PM line-up: 2nd bus in line     
       PM run: same as AM  Pink Bus
7:43 AM - Route 107 (Stops)
7:47 AM - Left onto Route 4 East (Stops)
7:50 AM -  Turn around @ Sign Shop/mini mall- Continue Stops on Rt. 4 (westbound)
7:53 AM - Right onto Lords Mill Rd. (Stops) - Left onto Route 4 (westbound)
8:00 AM - Left onto Black Hall Rd.
8:03 AM - Left onto Towle Pasture - Travel up to Woodland
8:04 AM - Stop @ Towle Pasture + Woodland Dr.
Turn around, travel back down
8:06 AM - Stop @ Towle Pasture + Leighton Brook
Right onto Leighton Brook, left onto Old Town Rd.
8:10 AM - Stop @ Deer Lane + Old Town Rd.
Travel back down . . .
8:12 AM -  Stop @ Old Town Rd + Colby Rd.
8:14 AM - Stop @ intersection of Old Town + Leighton
students from Pinney Hill + Colby Rd. can board this stop  
8:16 AM - Left onto Leighton Brook, right onto Prospect St.
8:17 AM -  Stop @ Easy St.
8:18 AM - Travel back to Black Hall, left onto Black Hall to school
8:20 AM - Arrive @ school - unload on Water St. by gym.
*PM: 3rd in line.  **PM Route:  Cutters Devp./Route 4/Lords Mill/Rt. 107

Purple Bus
7:40 AM - Elkins Rd @ Whitetail Dr.
7:42 AM - Route 28 South @ Lane Rd. (1 Stop)
Continue Route 28 S (Stops)
7:46 AM - Right onto Drolet Rd. (Stops ) - turn around @ Martin
Back to Route 28 S
7:55 AM - Right onto North Pembroke Rd. (Stops)
Left onto Lena Lane
7:57 AM - Lena Lane @ Spring St. (Stop)
turn around, back to North Pembroke (Stops)
Travel back to Route 28 S, left onto Route 28 (Stops)
8:05 AM - Route 28 @ Buck St. Extension
Continue Rt. 28 (Stops-headed towards circle)
8:12 AM - Rt. 28 @ Webster Park Lane (Stop)
8:15 AM - Right onto Short Falls Rd. (Stops)
Left onto Black Hall Rd. (Stops)
8:20 AM - Arrive @ school- unload on Water St.-by gym
*PM: 5th in line.    **PM Run: same as AM

Blue Bus
7:32 AM - Travel through Epsom Circle to Route 4 West
7:35 AM - Route 4 West - Stops to town line
7:39 AM - Epsom Circle to Route 28 South, left onto Short Falls
Travel New Rye Rd., left onto Swamp Rd.
7:52 AM - Sanborn Hill Rd. (Stops)
7:57 AM - Mt. Delight Rd. (Stops)
8:03 AM - Dow Rd. (Group Stop)
Turn around @ Dow, head back out towards New Rye   
8:10 AM - Swamp Rd. (Stops)
Travel back out to New Rye, to Short Falls to Black Hall
Left onto Water St.
8:20 AM - Arrive @ school - unload.
*PM: 6th in line
** PM run: Swamp/Mountain Rd/Mt Delight/Route 4 West

Yellow Bus
Travel up New Rye Rd.- Turn around @ Church (or Wing Rd.)
travel back down
7:42 AM - New Rye Rd. (Stops)
7:50 AM - Left on River Rd. (Stops)
8:02 AM - Left onto Short Falls Rd. (Stops)
Right onto Route 28 (Stops-right side only)
8:05 AM - Colby Brook Estates trailer park (group stop) 
8:12 AM - Windymere Dr. (1 stop)
Travel to Epsom Circle
Route 4 East to Black Hall Rd. (Stops-Bartlett Trlr. Pk., etc)  
8:17 AM - Stop: Precious Angels (AM only; PM Red bus)
Left onto Old Dover Rd. (AM only; PM  Red bus)
Route 4 (westbound)
Right onto Black Hall
8:24 AM - Arrive @ school - unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 4th in line
**PM run:  New Rye, River Rd, Short Falls, Route 28 S- stops right side only -(headed towards Circle) Colby Brook-1 stop, Windymere-1 stop; NEW: Route 4 East stops from Circle to Black Hall Rd. - were on Blue in PM.

Orange Bus
7:45 AM - North Rd. (stops)
7:45 AM - X-mas Tree Trailer Pk.
7:47 AM - Samuel Drive
7:52 AM - Chestnut Pond Rd. (Stop)
7:56 AM - Barton Rd. (Stop)
Left onto Webster Mill
8:00 AM - Locke Hill Rd. (Stop
8:05 AM - Left onto New Orchard Rd. (Stops)
8:08 AM - Locke Hill Rd. (Stop)
Continue New Orchard - stops
8:12 AM - Range Rd. (Stop)
Travel to bottom of New Orchard Rd (Stops)
Right onto Route 4, left onto Black Hall
8:25 AM - Arrive @ school - unload on Water St.
*PM- loads on Water St. - 1st  in line  
**PM: Run same as AM

**Note: Parents must pick up students in front of the school on Black Hall, no vehicles are allowed in the bus loading zone on Water St. until all busses have left.




Mary Brucker

Epsom - Mary Brucker, age 77, formerly of Wakefield, MA, died on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Epsom Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Jamaica Plain,  MA, daughter of the late John and Catherine (McKinnon) Powell. She graduated from Mission High School in Boston, MA.
Mrs. Brucker worked as a secretary for Prudential Life, and had also worked for Pottle’s Florist in Melrose, MA.

She enjoyed spending her summers at Locke Lake in Barnstead; there she enjoyed spending her time with her friends of the Locke Lakers. She enjoyed her winters at Fort Myers Beach in Florida.

Mary loved spending time with her friends and family. She was a wonderful hostess and loved to cook.

She is survived by her son, John Brucker and his wife, Barbara of Amesbury, MA; a daughter, Kathleen Burns and her husband, Michael of New Brockton, AL; her 2 grandsons, Matthew and Brian Burns of New Brockton, AL; 2 brothers, Philip Powell of W. Roxbury, MA, and Rev. Bernard Powell of Braintree, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Brucker Sr. who died in 2007; a sister, Margaret Gill; and 3 brothers, John, Thomas and George Powell.

A Funeral Service was  held on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at in the Chapel of the Waters Funeral Home. Concord. Burial followed at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633 or online at www.alz.org.



Robert P. Cassidy

Epsom - Robert P. Cassidy, 67, of Lane Road, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice House after a long battle with cancer.

Born on Sept. 13, 1940, Mr. Cassidy was the son of Patrick and Yvonne (Kirouac) Cassidy. He grew up in Manchester and lived in Londonderry for 20 years before he moved to Epsom, where he had lived with his wife for the past 10 years.

He began his work career with J. F. McElwain Shoe Co. Then while employed at Redimix Concrete in Nashua for 28 years, he became a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 633, and for the past 19 years, Mr. Cassidy had been employed by Carroll Street Auto in Manchester.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but especially loved time spent with his family, children, and grandchildren.

Mr. Cassidy was a Ham Radio operator with a call sign of RPC940. He also built stock cars and was a member of the Canterbury Doodlebug Club No. 25, a group formed to promote the preservation of homemade antique tractors.

Members of his family include his wife of 30 years, Louise (Hamel) Cassidy of Epsom; children and their spouses, Roland Cassidy of Manchester, Marlene and Scott Dionne of Nashua, Frank and Lori Cassidy of Epsom, Deborah Cote of Hudson, Debbie Schaeffer of Florida, and Scott and Nicole Cassidy of Franklin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Norman Cassidy of Allenstown and Anita Deshaies and Lorraine Boisvert, both of Manchester; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Cassidy was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Raymond and Roland.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, August 11, 2008, at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown. Burial  followed at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. For more information, log on to www.petitfuneralhome.com.













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