Scrap Booking Bonanza hosted by Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge #36 will be held on
Sunday, February 8th from 12 pm-6 pm at the Epsom Public Library. Bring
non-perishable food items and toiletry items for our local food pantry.
Every item you bring will help you win the door prizes. Gift bags will be
given to all who reserve a seat. Call Jennifer 736-8681 or Jill 736-9091 to
reserve your spot! This is an event you don’t want to miss so bring your
supplies and enjoy an afternoon of scrap booking and meeting new friends.
Food and beverages will be included in the $7.00 fee.
Epsom Public Library
Story Time continues on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. The
children listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy simple crafts. Toddler time
is on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10-7 and
The Fort Mountain Trailwinders Snowmobile Club will have a meeting
on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at Land Dimensions on Rt. 4 in
Epsom. Drive your car or ride your sled to the meeting. For more
info call Bruce at 736-8818. Access from Bickford’s field.
Letter To The
42 Unit Housing Development Proposed For Epsom
A proposal for a 42 house cluster development off of Depot and Goboro roads
in Epsom was recently placed before the Epsom Planning Board. Despite
assurances by the Nashua developer that all would be wonderful, and that
this was a “good” thing for the town of Epsom… residents present, continued
to share in skepticism that such a project would be of “benefit” to the
A 42 home development would imply 42 couples (or 84 adults). Potentially,
there could be 2 children in each family. Not the fraction of “less” than
one child (3/4 child) that was suggested by the developer. That then implies
84 children added to the Epsom School, plus an addition and more teacher
84 Children, and those 84 adults (168 warm bodies) generates a lot of
vehicle traffic involving jobs, errands, shopping, friends, family,
delivery, and service vehicles, all traveling Goboro and Depot roads plus
adjacent roads in Chichester! Increased vehicle traffic is going to
necessitate significant and costly improvements to these heavily traveled
narrow, tarred roads. A traffic light on Route 28 would be a Safety
Police, Fire support, Road Improvements & Maintenance, plus School expansion
costs, would increase Epsom resident taxes.
A 42 house development would destroy even more of the habitat that the New
Hampshire Conservation commission, and the National Fish and Wildlife
foundation are trying to preserve. That habitat would be gone forever!
It remains to be
seen how adding another 42 concentrated houses along with associated
traffic, problems, and expense to the town is going to benefit anyone in
Epsom. Growth is not always a good thing!
Please attend the next Planning Board meeting on Wednesday night, February
11 th, 6:30 PM at the Epsom town offices building.
Tax impact on warrant articles in Epsom
It has been said (The Law is an A--), and it is trying very hard to prove
that saying true.
Everyone with a computer go to epsomnh.org to read why the tax impact on
each warrant article will no longer be included with our copies of the
articles. The explanation as to why is because the law does not include
mentioning it so it is not permitted by law.
So the NH Local Government Center says that since having the tax impact
printed was not specifically mentioned in the law, therefore they conclude
that it is not permitted by law.
Whoever drew up this absurd law either forgot to include that little fact or
realized it would be assinine to add it to this law.
I can’t remember the date of the town meeting that the townspeople voted to
have the impact fee put at the end of each article, by the Budget Committee,
so we could be more informed as to what we could afford to vote for.
So now, once again, the Epsom voter is being told their votes don’t mean a
I can’t imagine why the Selectmen seem to be trying to make the so called
“uninformed voter” even more uninformed.
I would never buy a car, sign the papers, and then ask ”What is this costing
me?”, and I hope that no one else would either.
Les Cash – Epsom Voter