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
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
Don’t miss a chance to
have a real voice at the State House- vote for James Allard on Nov.
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
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
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
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
Instead, they crave
Cannot envision anything
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
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
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.
Letter To The Editor
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.