Epsom NH News

October 24, 2018




Epsom Bible Church is hosting “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween night from 5:30-7:00 PM. We are located at 398 Black Hall Road in Epsom. We will have over 50 cars to visit for treats as well as hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and hot chocolate. Come dressed up. Everyone is welcome!






The Epsom Library and the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Meet-the-Candidates Forum for the Epsom/Pittsfield State Legislative candidates on Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Epsom Library on Rte. 4 Epsom.


Candidates for the NH State Senate and the NH House of Representatives have been invited. Epsom and Pittsfield residents are invited to come and meet the local citizens who will be on the November ballots.


There will be two constitutional amendments on the ballot in November. Former Epsom state representative Dan McGuire will be on hand to explain these proposed amendments and answer questions.



Sea Monsters of the New England Coast is the topic that Mike Faiella will be presenting at the Epsom Library on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 PM.  Native Americans, ship Captains, clergymen, government officials and residents of the seacoast have all reported to have seen an enormous sea creature off the coast of New England. Are there these stories to be believed?  Are they fact or fiction?  Mr. Faiella will examine the legend and the reality of the great sea serpent.


Get ready to kick up your heels as the movie matinee on Wednesday, October 31 at 1:30 is “Mama Mia Here We Go Again”.  This new musical sequel lets the viewer see how it all began.  With songs from ABBA, this film is sure to leave you smiling and singing.





Voters of Epsom, 

This letter is in support of J. C. Allard in his quest to be seated as State House Representative, District 21, which includes Epsom and Pittsfield. So why vote for Jim Allard? Because he is responsible, knowledgeable, and experienced. As a Colonel in the US Army, he dealt with 


people, problems, and situations day after day. He was Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry and held numerous other positions of leadership throughout his career including having the responsibility for the Reserve Officers Training Corps program for the 16 seacoast states from Maine to Puerto Rico. 


Jim Allard, now retired, is a native of NH, lives in Pittsfield, a graduate of University of NH, a Pittsfield Selectman and now Chairman of the Board. For the last 14 years he has written a monthly column for The Maine Sportsman. He is married to the former Gail Stevens of Alton. They have a son, Jason, also a sportsman. 


Jim wants to see that Epsom and Pittsfield are vigorously represented in the House where he knows how to make himself heard. He knows how to think on his feet and spends a ton of time studying the issues before he opens his mouth. He wants to give both of our towns a voice in our future. 


Jim Thyng






A MESSAGE FROM PITTSFIELD TO EPSOM; rest assured that your voices will be heard just as loud in the State House as those from Pittsfield if James Allard is elected to the NH Legislature, representing our two towns.


Having served nearly three years with Jim on the Pittsfield select board, I can assure Epsom residents that he is the kind of man who will represent our towns with equal fervor. Jim will be just as accessible to Epsom residents as he is to Pittsfield, which is fast and responsive. Your issues, wants and needs will become his as well. He’s quick to see a need or an opportunity and how to capitalize on it for the better of his constituency. Jim will only be satisfied with his own performance when he sees results-  results for the betterment of Pittsfield, and equally as important, for the betterment of Epsom.


Don’t miss a chance to have a real voice at the State House- vote for James Allard on Nov. 6.


Carl Anderson




Letter To The Editor


I see too many signs reading “John Reagan - Tax Fighter.” NOT TRUE. John Reagan shirks the State’s responsibilities by downshifting costs from State of NH to local property tax payers.


John Reagan has voted for and supports downshifting the State portion toward school building costs, downshifted other education costs as well as eliminating State contributions to city/town employee pension funds and medical insurances increasing costs that have to be raised by local property taxes.


Senator John Reagan wrote Senate Bill 193 which would have diverted local property tax money for public education to private, home, and parochial schools. He has vowed, if re-elected, to continue bringing and legislate diversion of local property tax funds to these private schools.


John Reagan is not a “Tax Fighter.” He is a local property “TAX HIKER!”


Vote Chris Roundy November 6th.


Nancy Heath




Epsom Food Pantry


Good afternoon, everyone. Well, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  I do hope that everyone has signed up who wants a turkey.  As I told you before, if you cannot get to the Pantry, call me at 219-3025. We will be distributing the boxes on the Saturday before Thanksgiving which is the 17th of November from 10:00 to 12:00.  If you do not have a ride to pick up, you need to let me know so that I can make arrangements for you. 


Again, many thanks to all the folks who support us. 


Until next time,






As your community contemplates whether to implement full-day kindergarten, I have been asked to share a few thoughts. I am the first governor in New Hampshire to deliver a full-day kindergarten program for communities across our state that choose to expand it. We did this with the goal of closing the opportunity gap and providing students equal access to get an extra step up as they enter first grade.


The benefits of full-day kindergarten are undeniable. It offers more time for crucial social, emotional, and cognitive development. Children in these programs show lasting gains in academic achievement, increased graduation rates, and reduced crime rates.


From my perspective, full-day kindergarten is good for children and families, and a critical tool in retaining our future workforce. It is a priority for many when considering the quality of a community’ s public education and when choosing a place to raise their families.


I appreciate that one area of consideration is funding. Under the law passed, the state will provide an additional $1,100 per full-day kindergarten student. The legislature chose to tie the possibility for communities to receive the full cost of adequacy to KENO lottery revenue. Thus far, that revenue is strong and I am optimistic that additional support will be available in the future.


As you deliberate on whether full-day kindergarten is best for Epsom, I encourage you to consider these positive impacts. I believe we must analyze it from a 21st century perspective. What are we doing to ensure students are on a pathway to prosperity? 


Expanding kindergarten to a full-day program continues the progress New Hampshire has made and it helps us create an education system that works for all. Thank you for the opportunity to share my support for full-day kindergarten.



Christopher T. Sununu




Epsom Public Library Youth Events


Family Movie “Paw Patrol: Halloween Heroes” Tuesday, October 30th 1:30 pm. Join us for this fun movie with snacks and drinks. Costumes are encouraged and contributions of Halloween snacks are always welcome. (No Story Time).



Letter To The Editor



Most Americans revere the idea of Socialism and its principal proponent, Karl Marx.


They may wave the flag, celebrate the Fourth of July, and stand for the Star Spangled Banner, but they reject the principles upon which our country was founded.


Instead, they crave Socialism.


Cannot envision anything else.


To wit: 

Marx listed ten things that he felt were critical to bringing about a Socialist society in an “advanced State” such as the United States, chief among them are the following:


1.  Land/Property.  All land must be owned and/or controlled by the government.  

(Between what the Federal  government owns in Alaska and the Western States and what local governments control through zoning ordinances, there is hardly a square inch of land in America that isn’t “owned” by the government);


2.  Taxes. “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax”. (To facilitate the transfer of wealth from the citizenry to the government);


3. Money and Banking. “[The]Centralization of credit in the hands of the State by means of a national bank...”   (sounds a lot like “the Fed”?);


4. Education.  “A free education for all children in public [government] schools.”  

(Marx recognized the role government schools could play in inculcating the government’s viewpoint on young, unshaped minds).


Americans view the above (and other socialist policies) as normal.


They accept and passionately defend what Marx advocated as though it were gospel... 


But should Americans make Socialism the “American way,” there would be no reason whatsoever to believe that Socialism in America would look any different than what Socialism looked like in other countries that have tried it in the past, i.e., Russia/the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and Red China...


Personal assurances of America’s socialists/progressives to the contrary notwithstanding.


Jack Kelleher



Letter To The Editor

Just Saying


Hey, I just wanted to say, all the Halloween decorations look great! I travel Rt. 4 East - it’s good to see and think of something fun - for a change.


Pat Dail












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