Epsom NH News

November 8, 2017


The movie matinee at the Epsom Public Library on Wednesday, November 15 at 1:30 is the film, “The Exception,” a riveting World War II thriller.   A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Dutch woman during his investigation.  This film is rated R.



Memory Café


Caregivers and folks living with memory loss are invited to come and savor supportive socialization at the Chichester-Epsom-Pittsfield Libraries Memory Café.  At 2:00pm on Monday November 13th at the Epsom Public Library enjoy music, food, and simple activities to evoke Memories of Thanksgiving.


Through January 2018 the café will continue to meet at the Epsom Public Library on the second Monday of the month at 2:00pm.  On December 11th we will celebrate holiday generosity.  People can make a Cheerio garland for our feathered friends and/or an orange and cloves pomander ball.  Come and be creative and enjoy refreshments and good cheer!



Epsom Food Pantry


Good Morning! Well, we have a busy few weeks ahead of us before the holidays arrive. Saturday, we have a pick from the Boy Scout Food Drive at the Concord Airport. Sounds wonderful.


We are now preparing for Thanksgiving food and turkey distribution. I am going to say again to all our members, YOU MUST MUST pickup on Saturday November 18th between 10:00 AM and 12:00. I cannot emphasize how difficult it is to try and handle orders that have not been picked up.


If you cannot make it, then you need to have someone come for you. I hope I do not sound like a nag. Well I am. Please.


Enough of that, onto good stuff. We had a nice contribution from the Werner ladies.  They are so good and faithful to our Pantry.  As usual, our mystery donor keeps the eggs coming and our milk from Sandy at the Natural Food Store as well.  As you know, our Ken is home mending from his accident and boy is he missed. Armand will be glad to have him back but as I told you, Norm Yeaton has stepped up to the plate and I am so grateful. Our JR, who mans the Pantry with June, Eve, and Alice, is now helping with pickup. Those ladies, let me tell you, are super.


Until next time,




Letter To The Editor


In modern history, no President of the United States has ever personally interviewed a single candidate for one of 93 US District Attorney positions. Since the Justice Dept is meant to be completely independent, the “interviewing buck” stopped at the Attorney General’s office. Until Trump.


US District Attorney candidates for the District of Columbia, 2 in New York plus the District where Maralargo is located are being interviewed personally by President Donald Trump. Hmmm.


It has been said that the Head of the Justice Dept  is not called “Secretary of Justice”, but rather the Attorney General of the United States of America for good reason.


Nancy Heath






To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, my committee met to recommend all our retained bills to the full House. 


We unanimously agreed to pass HB101, on certification requirements for solid waste operators, after amending it to extend the cycle to two years, and exempting volunteers. HB192, requiring the department of corrections to submit more of its rules through the JLCAR process, went to interim study, 17-0, while the department works through its current rulemaking. My HB298, on the mechanical licensing board, was amended and approved, 17-0, after all but the improvements in the plumber apprentice requirements was removed.


HB593, converting some department of corrections positions from retirement Group I to Group II (police/fire/corrections) was debated for a while. An amendment to cut the forty-odd positions in the original bill to fourteen was adopted, 13-4, but the motion to pass the bill failed, 5-12, for a variety of reasons. Mine was that I preferred to settle this issue by adopting an amendment that changed the process of setting the classification to one that focused on the duties and requirements for the specific job, not the title. We voted, 15-2, to keep it for further study.


HB92, adopting a list of building codes in the 2015 version, rather than 2009, was also debated and finally recommended to be killed, 10-7. HB168, updating the fire code, was also debated and killed, 10-7, not because of the fire code itself, but because of the 15 new codes it incorporated by reference. Finally, HB366, repealing the requirement that overtime applied to a pension in the last five years before retirement be limited to the career average, was also debated and killed, 11-5.


Representative Carol McGuire














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