Epsom NH News

November 7, 2018


We are going into the archives for the movie matinee on Wednesday the 7th  at 1:30 at the Epsom Library.  “Finding Forrester” was released several years ago but the story resonates today. Jamal Wallace is a 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester, played by Sean Connery, is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize winning novelist who never released a second novel.  The two meet accidentally and Forrester becomes James’ unlikely mentor helping develop his writing skills.  An apt student, Jamal is accused of plagiarism in the school’s writing contest and  the two learn lessons from each other and about life and the value of friendship. 





Dear School Board Members,

One of the parents after the last meeting had asked about a school board’s charge, and what their responsibility is to the school. I decided to look it up online and found the NH School Board Association and wanted to bring this to your attention: “Schools exist to provide appropriate educational opportunities for our children. With this in mind it is vital to maintain the principle that all board decisions and actions of individual board members should be prioritized by what is best for students and what enhances student achievement.” Please also see the full link for your own reference -



Hopefully you will take your responsibility for “prioritizing what’s best for the students and what enhances student achievement” into consideration when you cast your vote for Full Day Kindergarten next week. If you have any specific questions about the benefits of Full Day Kindergarten in Epsom, I hope you will take the time to speak with the superintendent, principal or elementary school teacher yourself. Thank you.


Carol Zink-Mailloux

Epsom Resident




Maurice C. Philbrick

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EPSOM – Maurice C. Philbrick, 85 of Epsom, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Hospice House in Concord.


Born on September 1, 1933 in Concord, he was the son of the late Ellsworth B. and Doris A. (Bachelder) Philbrick


Maurice was educated in the local schools and later earned his Associates degree in Forestry from UNH. In 1952 Maurice enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Elwood O. Wells Post 112 in Epsom. He was employed for over 22 years with the State of New Hampshire as a Radiological Technician for Civil Defense until his retirement. Maurice enjoyed collecting antiques, attending gas and steam engine shows and hunting in his younger years.


He is survived by his wife Martha L. (Brousseau) Philbrick of Epsom with whom he shared 42 years with, sons, Robert C. Philbrick of Sunapee and David C. Philbrick and his wife Carin of Epsom, granddaughter, Emily Philbrick and a cousin Mary Frambach and her husband Richard of Epsom.


A graveside service with Military Honors was held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00pm at McClary Cemetery in Epsom. The Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Epsom Fire Association, 1714 Dover Road, Epsom, NH 03234. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.stilloaks.com












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