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
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.
Maurice C. Philbrick
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.
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
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