Epsom NH News

April 4, 2018






Per Vote Of The District Committee




Opportunity for your long term well being.


Come to the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club information night at the Chichester Library on April 5 at 6:30pm for an informational night and learn about Lions Volunteering Projects.  gibjudi@gmail.com or 736-9942



Because of ECS early release April 11 there will be no Adult Movie Matinee at the Epsom Library.



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 concentrated on public hearings on Senate bills. SB 334, on temporary licenses for professionals from other states, had an extended hearing. First, the sponsors complained about the changes and offered an amendment to restore their original language, which was a straightforward temporary license for six medical professions, from several specified states. I presented an amendment to address the issues from a previous hearing: needing a valid license from another state to get a temporary one; no working in the state without a New Hampshire license of some sort; and that each board should determine that some specified state(s) license was not equivalent to ours and need not be considered, as well as allowing an existing reciprocity program to exclude the profession from this program. The hearing continued with opposition from various licensed professionals concerned with competition from outsiders: the real estate agents even used the word “poaching.”


SB 55, on backflow devices, also had a well attended hearing. This bill did two things: it moved the boundary between “plumbing” and a water supply operator’s responsibility to include backflow devices other than the one at the meter; and it stripped the state fire marshal and his employees of their arrest authority. This was a reaction to some over-reach from the mechanical (plumbing and gas fitting) inspectors, but unfortunately also included the fire investigators – fully trained law enforcement officers who investigate arson and other specialized crimes throughout the state – and rendered them unable to perform their duties. The sponsor brought in an amendment to limit the repeal to the inspectors, which was supported by everyone involved. The plumbers came out in force to protest the intrusion on their responsibility.


Representative Carol McGuire





The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club’s White Mountain Chapter Vice President Buddy “Magic” Vetter presents a check  to Mrs. Donavan at the Epsom NH Central School. This is the fifth year the White Mountain Chapter of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club has Donated a check for $1000.00 to the Officer Michael Briggs Memoral Scholarship at the Epsom NH Central Schools Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Vice President Vetter commented that,  “Our mission Is to honor the memory of American Veterans and Police Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It our sincere hope that we can continue to honor Officer Briggs by supporting this worthy cause for many years to come.”



Epsom Public Library Youth Programs


Story Times: Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts. April themes include spring weather, rabbits and chicks.


Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10am. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement activities and simple crafts.


Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30pm Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large collection of legos.


Family Movie Wednesday, April 11th 2:30pm: “Aliens Ate My Homework” rated PG Popcorn and drinks provided. (Early release for ECS)​



Epsom Earth Day Clean-Up 2018

Volunteers Will Receive Sunflower Seeds


In honor of Earth Day the Epsom Conservation Commission is offering Epsom residents who volunteer to assist with roadside clean-up a packet of Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds. Since Earth Day 1990 the Commission has encouraged residents to volunteer their time to clean up some area or section of road or trail in Epsom that is meaningful to them. Won’t you volunteer to help? It is easy. Do it when you can and the area you chose. Seed Packets will be at the Town Library the week of Earth Day, April 22nd.  If you would like trash bags they will also be available at the library. There will be a sign up sheet there to note who cleaned up, what areas you cleaned up, and how much litter you collected.


Many of you volunteer each year.  Those of you who do are noticing the emerging trash as the snow recedes.There is a feeling of community pride seeing clean roadsides and community areas. Won’t you help?  Do it at a time that works for you or your group.  If you would like to bring unsorted roadside trash to our BCEP Recycling Center in Pittsfield you must do it from April 18th through the 25th and let the attendant know it is Roadside Trash for Epsom Earth Day. 


For questions or comments contact alisonparodi@metrocast.net. We hope you will volunteer for this community effort in honor of Earth Day April 22, 2016.


Help Keep Epsom Beautiful!


The Epsom Conservation Commission












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