The movie matinee
scheduled at the Epsom Public Library on Wednesday, May 2 at 1:30 is
“The Greatest Showman”. Hugh Jackson stars as the great P.T. Barnum
in this lively, original musical “filled with showstopping
performances”. Zac Efron and Michelle Williams also star in
this film as it follows Barnum who rose from nothing to create a
Epsom Public Library
“Children’s Book Week”
April 30th – May 6th
Please plan to visit the
library and choose a free book for your child’s home library. We
will have a large selection of children’s books to pick from!
Special thanks to the “Friends of the Library” who generously
donated these books! We will also have stickers, and bookmarks for
the children. Story Times will feature books by many of our favorite
author’s! Please join us for the fun!
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 is hosting a Harry Potter “Hogwarts Banquet” at the historic Odd
Fellows Hall is Epsom on Saturday, May 5th 6pm. The event will
feature a “Harry Potter” inspired buffet and special activities
including a potions making station etc. Guests are encouraged to
dress up as their favorite character. Proceeds from this event will
be used to continue our local outreach projects. Reservations
are required and the event is for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10.00.
Call Vickie at 736-4707/496-1877 for tickets.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my committee
heard the last three Senate bills. SB 386, access to criminal
records, allowed someone to submit an electronic hand scan for
record purposes without having to have the request notarized – which
is the only remaining paper step in the process! Requests sent by
mail still need to be notarized, to confirm identity, but that’s not
needed if the subject comes in person to get a hand scan. We
immediately voted, 15-0, to recommend the bill to pass. SB 477,
establishing a therapeutic cannabis medical oversight board, is a
new organization to review the effectiveness of different types of
medical marijuana, and its effects on different conditions. It
consists of ten medical providers, a patient, a representative of
the treatment centers, and the medical director for the state health
& human services department. Since they would all be volunteers,
we’re likely to recommend it.
SB 535, licensing art
therapists, was a continuation of last week’s hearing. We learned
that art therapists are usually some sort of mental health councilor
as well as a specialist in art therapy, and they need a license in
order to bill third party payers (insurance companies, Medicare,
Medicaid, …) I’m not convinced that the state should set up another
new board for a profession that overlaps so significantly with
others, but I expect we’ll pass it regardless.
We voted, 16-0, to
recommend SB 323, which reinstated a preference for laid-off state
workers that had been left out of the budget this year.
Subcommittees met on several of our more contentious bills; I worked
out a compromise amendment to SB 334 that all the stakeholders were
willing to live with, however reluctantly.
Letter To The Editor
Writing this letter is
long overdue. I want to start by apologizing for not
explaining why we would be much more efficient if we had a truck.
Secondly, I want to thank
all of you for the support we have received. Sometimes the
little things make a huge long-term solution.
The storm on April 16th
showed why it’s important to clean out your culverts. A lot of
people downstream, of people who didn’t clean their culverts,
received millions of gallons of water, gravel, leaves, etc. and cost
people lots of time, energy and money cleaning the unnecessary mess
and damage. So once again, PLEASE keep your culverts clean.
We have started our
paving, mowing and grading. Looks like another good year.
Your Road Agent
Art Opening At The Epsom
Teresa Taylor of Salty
Dog Pottery (www.saltydogpottery.com) in
Barnstead and Val Long, an encaustic artist in Epsom, will be in an
exhibit that will open with a reception on Friday, April 27th from
Teresa will be exhibiting
SMALL OBJECTS: ceramic pieces inspired by the natural world, in the
cases at the library. Val will be exhibiting Encaustic paintings,
Come meet both artists,
Teresa and Val, and see their diverse pieces at the opening
The exhibit runs April
28- June 9, 2018; Monday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-1pm.
Epsom Public Library, 1606 Dover Road, Epsom, NH.