Epsom NH News

January 17, 2018


On Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 the Epsom Library will be showing the film Atomic Blonde.  This R-rated film is a high-stakes action thriller taking place in Berlin on the eve of the wallís collapse. Charlize Theron plays a top-level spy for MI6 (think female James Bond) who is sent to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring.  She must use all her skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the Westís entire intelligence program.



SNHU Announces

Fall 2017 Deanís List


It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the fall 2017 Deanís List.


Eligibility for the Deanís List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester.


Ashley Lewis and Collin Ramsdell of Epsom.



Epsom Food Pantry


Good morning everyone. Another busy week at the Pantry.  Along with orders to put away and general work of the Pantry, the furnace decided to give us a ďfit.Ē So, when that quits, so does the bathroom.  After much running around and with the help of Don Harty and Ken, we were able to restore heat to our home of food. 


I am still receiving donations to the Pantry in memory of Bob Hahn.  Also, let me tell you a tale of a church here in Epsom, New Rye Congregational, that donated their Christmas offering to the Pantry and that same churchís Ladies Aide group also gave us  lovely donation, along with churches from Pittsfield that through the year never forget us make me realize what wonderful caring folks that we live with every day.


We also received a donation from Steve Hambleton, Camp Carpenter manager, in memory of Bob. Lastly, our dear friends, the Werner sisters.  Thank you one and all.


I received a thank you note from the Care Net Staff for our donation of diapers and baby food. Well, letís hope the weather improvesand the ice melts. Be careful and...  


Until next time,






To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, the legislaturee met to consider the remaining 2017 bills. HB 287, creating a committee to study sex work, was debated and passed, 177-134. HB 656, legalizing possessing and growing marijuana, was debated at length, not killed, 162-183, then passed, 207-139. I supported both these bills because it seems to me that prohibiting these behaviors causes more harm than the behaviors themselves.


HB 317, prohibiting the public utilities commission from increasing the system benefits charge without legislative approval, was debated and passed, 173-171. My committee defended its recommendation to kill HB 92, updating the building code and HB 168, updating the fire code. After fairly brief debates, both were killed, 188-157 and 183-149. HB 413, requiring the state to pay some of the employer contributions to the retirement system, was also debated and killed, 172-166, since the House had included funds for this purpose in the budget.


SB 48, creating a commission to study the funding of the Fish & Game Commission, was debated at length, not killed, 160-177, not tabled, 164-175, then passed on a voice vote.


My committee started its hearings with HB 1738, which transferred the division of film from natural and cultural resources to the division of travel and tourism. This bill was supported by both agencies and the division (one person and $1000 per year for marketing); we were ready to pass it immediately except the sponsor wanted to change the effective date. HB 1434, consolidating the council on developmental disabilities under the governorís council on disabilities, brought out more than 30 people who worked with the council and were opposed to any change. They and the sponsors of the bill gave us different interpretations of the overarching federal laws, so the bill went to subcommittee for analysis.


Representative Carol McGuire





Epsom Public Library Youth Events


Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts. Themes include snowmen, polar animals, and winter weather.


Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10am. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts.


Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large collection of legos.


Childrenís Movie: Tuesday, January 16th 1:30 pm. Guess How Much I Love You ďSomeone SpecialĒ Join us for the movie, snack and drinks!


Family Movie: Saturday, January 27th 10:30 am. Cars 3 The movie is rated G. Donuts, snacks and drinks will be provided. 


Teen Movie Friday, January 19th 6:30 pm Spiderman Homecoming rated PG 13 and pizza and drinks are included! Donations of chip, cookies etc. are appreciated!





Are You Willing To Share Your Skills in Epsom?


Do you have an interest in building and improving Epsom?   


We have a number of positions that need to be filled in the upcoming March elections.  They include the Budget Committee which helps each winter to establish and recommend a budget to fellow voters, the Planning Board which directs land use priorities in town and shapes the tone of development and Trustee positions empowered to protect the treasures of our community as well the positions of Selectman, Overseer of Public Welfare and our Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 


We are fortunate in Epsom that the spirit of volunteerism exceeds that of any partisanship.  All committees enjoy support from the town office staff and usually involve a commitment of 3 or 4 hours a month to help Epsom grow and prosper.   So if you have skills or an interest in finance or engineering or plain old common sense, we invite you to contact the Town Clerkís office at 736-4825 between the filing dates of January 24, 2018 to 5:00 pm on February 2, 2018.  


Current positions open for election in the on March 13, 2018 include:


Budget Committee, Cemetery Trustee, Library Trustee, Overseer of Public Welfare, Planning Board Members, Selectman, Supervisor of the Checklist, Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Treasurer, and Trustee of Trust Funds.


We look forward to having you join us.


Your Epsom Board of Selectmen;

Don Harty, Hugh Curley, Chris Bowes



SNHU Announces Fall 2017 Presidentís List


It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the fall 2017 Presidentís List.


Eligibility for the Presidentís List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the semester.


Chelsea Carlson of Epsom, Randall Dowling of Northwood, Amelia Duane of Barnstead, Sawyer Fournier of Epsom, Julianna Hromis of Chichester, Conner Martin of Chichester, Jessica Massey of Epsom, William Ohrenberger of Northwood, Matthew Olive of Center Barnstead, Eric Ryan of Center Barnstead, John Sanborn of Chichester, Samuel Schreier of Chichester, Quinn Steeves of Pittsfield, Kayla Wirtz of Epsom, and Jason Wynne of Pittsfield. 












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