Epsom NH News

March 14, 2018


“Dunkirk” is the film being shown at the Epsom Public Library movie matinee on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:30. This epic action movie depicts the historic evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire and France who were cut off and surrounded by German forces from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France in 1940.  Hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians mounted a desperate rescue mission.  It is said that the 400,000 couldn’t get home so home came for them.



Letter To The Editor


Are you retired or semi-retired? Are you in a position where you could give a little of your time? The time commitment is small or whatever you want it to be, but the need is great. The Epsom/Chichester Lions are looking for great and talented people to join them in serving our local communities.


Some of our present projects are helping at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, awarding a college scholarship to a deserving Epsom and Chichester high school senior, helping at the annual “Blind Walk” in Concord, helping at the Special Olympic games in Durham,  operating the “Kidsight” eye screening program in our local schools and day care centers, conducting our annual “pot of gold” raffle, and of course operating the concession booth highlighting our famous French Fries at Epsom Old Home Days.


Many of these activities fund the programs that we offer to our local communities, such as providing free to low-cost eye and hearing exams as well as glasses and hearing aids to people in need, providing funds to train dogs for those, who because of impairments with vision, hearing, P.T.S.D., need the aid of a well-trained dog, as well as helping financially local charities in need.  


In order for these programs to continue, it is important that we continue to grow to meet these requests. If you have an interest to join and be part of an international organization with a strong vision for serving our local communities, please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday April 5th at 6:30 pm at the Chichester Library. Long time members will be there to answer any and all questions with no obligation to join. I assure you that you will be surprised to see how much your Epsom/Chichester Lions are doing. See you there!     


Tom Langlais





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week, the House met in session for a day and a half - it had been planned for three, but snow happened. Two motions to suspend the rules failed: one, 144-178, to introduce an anti-bump stock bill, and the other, 191-125 (needing 2/3) to introduce an anti offshore drilling resolution. One passed, to move the deadline for bills not voted on to March 15. HB 1668, a self-proclaimed nanny state bill to prevent soda being served in children’s meals, was killed, 292-39. HB 1582, allowing a random recount to verify the machine count of ballots, was debated and killed, 195-139. Considering how many official recounts we have most years, this seems redundant.


There was no debate on my committee’s first set of bills, so we passed HB 1315, 205-118, prevent university funds from being used to fight union organizing; HB 1427, allowing the Manchester superintendant of schools to opt out of the retirement system as long as Manchester paid towards the unfunded liability; and HB 1624, 195-138, which added a second tie breaker of higher wages to state procurement.


Also without debate, we passed CACR 15, 309-9, which restores taxpayers’ right to sue government without being specifically harmed. HB1307, which requires public hearings on default budgets in SB2 towns, passed without debate, on a voice vote. HB 1270, allowing use of mobile devices when stopped, was debated and killed, 232-99. I voted for it as a sensible option.


HB 1685, my committee’s bill on occupational oversight, was debated, not killed, 154-170, then passed, 177-148. This is important to me because we have a patchwork of licensing laws, with requirements, training, and penalties for two similar professions sometimes being very different. A separate commission to review these laws will help coordinate these and possibly reduce some regulations.


Representative Carol McGuire














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