Snowmobile Safety Course
with the Suncook Valley Snoriders. November 10,2018 at the Barnstead
Fire & Rescue 8:00a-3:00p. Lunch is provided. Students must be 12
years old by the end of the riding season. Parents are encouraged to
attend. Please pre-register and any questions contact Joe Hough
Suncook Valley Snoriders
18th annual Ham&Bean Supper, November 10, 2018 at the Barnstead
Parade Fire Station from 5:00p-7:00p. Adults: $8.50; Ages 6-12
$5.00; Ages 5 and under eat Free. We invite our SVSR trail system
Landowners to come on down for a free hot meal and a hearty Thank
you from the Suncook Valley Snoriders snowmobile club.
The movie matinee at the
Epsom Library Wednesday, November 7 is “The Face of Love.” It
stars Annette Bening as Nikki, a widow, who meets Tom played by Ed
Harris. Tom could be her late husband’s exact double and Nikki
is drawn to him. As their relationship deepens, she struggles with
how and when the truth must come out. This emotional drama is
about how we live in the moment, wrestle with the past and
ultimately must find a way to move forward.
The Women’s Club of
OLOL/St.Joseph will be holding their annual Xmas Bazaar on Sat.,
11/3/18, from 9:00-2:00 pm in the parish hall in Northwood, NH.
(Next to Northwood town hall). There will be a white elephant table,
craft items, knitted goods and our cookie walk. We will have a lunch
to enjoy while you shop and new this year, a children’s corner where
they can shop for Xmas gifts and also enjoy making some crafts.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my committee
met for the last time to recommend our interim study bills. As
usual, the recommendations were nearly unanimous. In only one case
was there a split, and both sides agreed that the bill in question
should not go forward in its current form: the disagreement was what
to call it when we liked the concept but not the bill! HB 1818,
changing the criminal penalties for licensing violations to civil
penalties, was recommended 7-6 after defining what a proper bill on
the topic should include.
HB 593, classifying some
positions in corrections as Group II, was the only other one
recommended for further legislation, also as a total rewrite. (The
subcommittee has already rewritten the bill for next year.)
HB 1764, local cost of
living information, was not recommended because the bill had been
poorly written, even though most members thought the information
might be useful.
HB 1434, combining two
agencies dealing with the disabled, was not recommended because they
have different functions and limitations, even with similar sounding
HB 631, a cash balance
pension plan, was not recommended because it’s a modified defined
benefit plan, not a defined contribution plan, and neither
supporters of the current pension plan nor opponents wanted this
HB 636, establishing a
department of veteran’s affairs, wasn’t recommended because the
governor has already created an office of military and veteran’s
affairs by executive order, avoiding the cost of a complete
department. HB 1767, creating a multiple employer retirement plan,
is apparently being preempted by a federal system.
HB 1604, renaming
Columbus Day, had no real support even with the concerns about his
Remember to vote all the
way down the ballot on November 6!
Letter To The Editor
If you don’t have
borders, you don’t have a country. The answer to immigration
problems is Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Republicans have had two
years owning both Houses of Congress as well as the White House.
Republicans: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House
Speaker Paul Ryan have sat on their hands (no doubt cheering) while
President Trump fear mongers the issue. Does anyone, even Trump
supporters, actually believe Democrats would promote/finance 5,000
Central American immigrants to illegally cross our borders? Those
who would gain from this mass Central American exodus are
Republicans and, of course, Putin’s Russia.
Democrats do not want
violent gang members, drug/human traffickers, rapists allowed
anywhere near borders of the United States of America. By the way,
separating children from parents of illegal entrants is a completely
Would someone with power
in the Democratic Party please make a very strong point of this!?
Dems wrote Comprehensive Immigration Bill, but former Republican
Speaker of the House John Boehner refused to bring it up for a vote.
Thus came the “Dreamers” executive order to allow children brought
to USA illegally by their parents, who speak English and have never
had citizen ties to Latin America or Mexico, to be able to remain in
US A until Comprehensive Immigration Reform becomes law.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen,
Maggie Hassen and Representatives Annie Kuster, Carol Shea-Porter:
Would you ‘pullease’ get in the ears of ie Joe Biden, Cory Booker
and others considering 2020 presidential run (they have the biggest
platform). Tell them to hold a press conference and make a very big
deal of Trump’s disinformation!
Letter To The Editor
To the Editor,
The general election is
just a week away and the voters in Merrimack County District #21
will then decide who will represent them in the State House. This is
an important decision for as the grammatically incorrect saying
goes, “all politics is local.” Over the next two years the
legislature will debate questions of great and lasting importance to
the communities of Epsom and Pittsfield, as well as the rest of New
Equitable public school
funding, the future of renewable energy projects, state pension
shortfalls, ‘right to work’ legislation, and economic development
will all be debated in the coming session of the General Court. Each
one of these questions impacts the quality of life in the Suncook
Valley. Who represents you and speaks on your behalf matters.
I served 31 years in the
United States Army and an additional seven years in the Federal
Civil Service. I have almost nine years of municipal office
experience serving in various positions of increasing
responsibility. I have the experience to represent you and be your
voice in Concord.
I ask for the privilege
of your vote on Tuesday the 6th of November.
J. C. Allard
Letter To The Editor
On Tuesday the 6th we go
to the polls to hire a Governor, Executive Councilor, legislators,
and county officials for the next two years. Republicans have been
in charge (mostly!) for the past term and the results, especially
economic results, have been very good. Jobs are plentiful and
incomes rising. The state has kept spending under control and
lowered business tax rates, leading to surplus revenues and
healthier reserves. Aid to municipalities was increased,
particularly for road and bridge maintenance, special education, and
school safety. Republicans deserve your continued support.
There are also two
non-partisan items on the ballot; proposed constitutional
amendments. In order to pass they require a super-majority of two
yes votes for every no.
The first one restores
the ability for citizens to bring cases to court when they think
government is violating the constitution or laws and misspending
public funds. Such cases were commonplace for 200 years, but lately
our Supreme Court has got the notion that citizens lack “standing.”
This amendment was resoundingly approved by the legislature, 309 to
9 in the House and 22 to 2 in the Senate.
The second proposed
constitutional amendment updates our 4th amendment rights against
unreasonable search for the modern world where personal information
is no longer physically in our homes and papers, but is in the cloud
with email, cell phone data, medical records, etc.
Please support both
questions. More details can be found at
yesonnh1.com and yesonnh2.com.
Dear School Board:
I wasn’t able to attend
the October School Board Meeting and cannot attend the November
meeting. I am writing to you, hoping to convince you to vote in
favor of adding full day kindergarten (FDK) for the 2019 school
I am a 75 year old
resident and have no children or grandchildren affected by full-day
I believe that FDK is
important to the development of our children in this day and age.
It is supported by Governor Sununu and by our principal and teachers
in Epsom. Our educators are the experts, therefore it seems logical
that we should value their opinion.
While cost is a factor,
it is rather insignificant in view of the entire budget. And
by not having FDK in Epsom, we are losing state funded dollars
through the Keno program which is very successful for education
funding (over 90% of NH towns have FDK).
If the town of Epsom
wants to develop into a vibrant 21st Century Town, we need to
develop the future leaders of our town. While some of the
older generation don’t support FDK as they survived without it;
times have changed and life is different today than in their youth.
Our town needs to get out of the dark ages and deal with today’s
complex lifestyle for our youth and young parents.
While I am concerned
about our tax rate, the addition of FDK with state support is not
going to be a significant impact on our taxes. For Seniors on
a really tight budget, there is elderly assistance if necessary to
help them with their tax burden.
So I urge you to vote to
support a Warrant Article for FDK and let the voters of Epsom decide
the fate of FDK. Thanks!
Letter To The Editor
Formerly modern day,
In reality, modern day,
Virtually every program
Progressives advocate involves a transfer of wealth, via taxes, from
individuals to the government and/or... an increase in governmental
control over the property owned by individuals such as land,
businesses, and/or money.
All of which results in a
steady increase in governmental power and a steady decrease in
Progressives do not care
one wit about the loss of individual freedom suffered by their
All that counts for
Progressives is that their pet projects become law.
Busting with self
righteousness, they are convinced that they are doing the world a
Virtually all of the
programs put forth by modern day Progressives are socialistic in
The goal of Progressives,
whether stated or not , is to bring about a socialistic society in
which the market economy is effectively killed off, private property
is nonexistent, individual freedom is unknown... and government
What would a socialistic
society look like under Progressives?
It would likely look like
any other society that tried to implement socialism on a large
scale such as Germany under the National Socialist Workers Party
(the Nazi’s), Russia/Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Red
The idea that socialism
in America would somehow be different from socialism elsewhere,
i.e., in other large countries that tried to implement socialism
such as Germany, Russia/Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Red
China, flies in the face of all history.
Personal assurances by
Progressives that socialism in America would turn out substantially
different from socialism in Germany, Russia/Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, and Red China are absolutely worthless and
Calvin Briggs Yeaton
Calvin Briggs Yeaton died
at his home in Epsom, NH on September 29, 2018. Calvin was born at
home in Epsom, NH on June 27, 1931 to Madeleine Brown Yeaton and
George Samuel Yeaton. He attended Pembroke Academy, graduating in
1950, and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
from UNH in 1954 He was in the Air Force ROTC while at UNH and
served two years active duty from 1954 to 1956. Calvin was called
back to active duty in 1962 during the Berlin Crisis and served 10
months before being honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.
Calvin was employed at
Western Electric in Andover, MA in his field of engineering for
almost forty years, retiring in 1996. He met his wife, Nancy Marquis
Yeaton, at Western Electric, and married her in 1964. They had 54
wonderful years together, with two children, Jennifer Yeaton-Parris
of Epsom and James Yeaton of Watertown, MA
Calvin was an avid skier
and golfer in his earlier years. He also enjoyed woodworking and was
juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsman when he was in his
eighties. His motto was “If you aren’t working, you are wasting
time.” However, at his core, Calvin was a family man and can be
described as warm, gentle, and strong.
Calvin is survived by his
loving wife, Nancy, his two children, Jennifer and James, his
son-in-law, Richard Parris, his granddaughter, Paige Parris, his
brothers, Charles Yeaton of Epsom and Philip Yeaton of Concord, his
sister, Nancy Claris of Epsom. He was predeceased by his brothers,
Theodore Yeaton and Sydney Yeaton, and his sisters, Patricia Yeaton
Crafts and June Yeaton.
A Celebration of Life
will be held at the Yeton Tavern, 105 North Road, Epsom, NH on
November 4, 2018. A service will be held at 1:00 pm and followed by
calling hours from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Donations in Calvin’s name
can be made to the Concord VNA, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH