Danielle Roberts of Epsom, who received a bachelor’s degree from
Lasell College during its 164th commencement ceremony on May 12. The
College granted 398 bachelor’s and 125 master’s degrees. Roberts
majored in Communication during their time at Lasell.
On Friday, June 1, at the
Epsom Library at 7 p.m., Tim Patterson will discuss the everyday
life of the Civil War soldier. This program will cover such things
as clothing, food, equipment, weapons and the like. At the end of
the program Tim will be available to answer questions.
The movie matinee at the
Epsom Library on Wednesday, June 6 at 1:30 is “The Commuter”.
Liam Neeson stars as an insurance salesman whose train commute home
takes a dangerous turn. He must race against time to uncover
the identity of a passenger on his train as he is swept conspiracy
with life-and-death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.
(from the container).
Melissa Allen of Epsom
was recently named to the Emmanuel College Dean’s List for the
Spring 2018 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel
students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a
16-credit semester. Congratulations, Melissa!
Evergreen Lodge #53 and
American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring a Fishing Derby on
Saturday, June 2nd from 8-11. This event is free to youth ages 15
and under. Bring your favorite fishing pole and bait. Some loaner
poles and bait will be available. Prizes will be given to the top 3
in each age group. Refreshments will be available. Location is
Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info call Gary Benner
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 will be hosting a Baby Shower/Tea to benefit the Concord
Hospital Family Health Center Baby Infant Layette Program on Sunday,
June 3rd at 2pm at the Epsom Public Library. Items needed include
new baby clothing 0-6 months, onesies, pajamas, bibs, toiletries,
receiving blankets, sweaters, socks, etc. Everyone is welcome
to attend this worthwhile event. Tea refreshments will be provided.
Items may be dropped off at the library if you can’t attend.
Please call Vickie for more information at 736-4707.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House had
its last session day, to vote on the committee of conference
reports. It was a little easier than most sessions, because these
reports cannot be amended, only voted yes or no.
HB 317, requiring
legislative approval to the systems benefit charge, was debated as a
partisan issue, with the opponents emphatically opposed to anything
that might delay or interfere with their planned transition to 100%
renewable power. It was not tabled, 158-180, then passed on a voice
vote. I spoke in support of the committee of conference report on HB
1565, accrediting the secure psychiatric unit as a behavioral health
facility. The opposition was the sponsor, who argued that this
continued to criminalize mental illness; my main point was that we
weren’t considering building a secure psychiatric hospital in this
bill (no money, no plan – we don’t even know how big it should be!)
and that accreditation would assure that the treatment given was
appropriate and that patients were well treated. The House agreed
with me on a voice vote.
My committee’s HB 1415,
which the committee of conference had amended to include both the
House line of duty death benefit for school employees and the Senate
$10 million appropriation for school emergency readiness, was not
debated but passed, 262-76. I spoke for our HB 1254, a study
committee on code adoption, which was debated on the grounds that
the moratorium on code changes impaired the committee’s work; it
Only two conference
reports failed: HB 1614, which had been amended to include the
non-governmental registration of non-resident semi-trailers, and SB
438, postponing local elections. Both were strongly opposed by local
officials, and the votes showed it: 150-187 and 118-225.
Michael Briggs Spaghetti Dinner Thank You!!
We would like to extend
our thanks to everyone involved with making our night a success.
We would like to start
with the staff of Epsom Central school for volunteering their time
and monies selflessly. Thank you Epsom Circle Market for your hard
work in baking the Italian bread used for our garlic bread and the
yummy cookies. Both were a great hit! McBride’s Advantage was
key in helping us get the word out that yet again, a blizzard
changed our date. Much appreciation to them for changing their sign
for all onlookers and passers by at the traffic circle. And finally,
a HUGE SHOUT OUT goes to Nam Knights, Manchester Police Department,
Flowers For All Seasons, Davis Fuels of Epsom and the countless
others who donated food, time, or funds to make this annual event
the huge success that it was. We raised close to $2,000.00 and
served 258 people! We truly appreciate the entire Epsom community,
and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Mrs. Brodeur and Mrs.
Princess And Pirates Show At Prospect Mountain High School
Ballet North will be
presenting a dance performance of Sleeping Beauty and Pirates of the
Caribbean on Saturday, June 2nd at Prospect Mountain High School in
Alton with 1 pm and 6 pm shows. The production will be
complete with beautiful fairies, exciting lifts and partnering,
sword fights, and fun for all in a show full of Princesses and
Dancers from the towns of
Epsom, Northwood, Barnstead, Pittsfield, Gilmanton, Chichester,
Deerfield, Strafford, Alton, Nottingham, Pembroke, Concord and
Epping have worked for months on this production and are excited to
perform. Act I will be Sleeping Beauty, with Princess Aurora
played by Lexi Carignan of Epsom, Maleficent played by Kirsten
Gunderson of Nottingham, and the Lilac Fairy played by Eva Roy of
Northwood. Act II will be Pirates of the Caribbean, with
Elizabeth Swan played by Megan Lawrence of Epsom, Jack Sparrow
played by Logan Hales of Barnstead, and the Lead Siren played by
Abigail Giuda of Barnstead and Epsom.
Both the 1pm and 6pm
shows are the same and will have both Sleeping Beauty and Pirates of
the Caribbean. Tickets can be purchased online at
www.BalletNorthNH.com. Adults are $13 and kids up to and
including age 16 are just $6.
SNHU Announces Winter 2018 Dean's List
It is with great pleasure
that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the
following local students on being named to the winter 2018 Dean's
Eligibility for the
Dean's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade
point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the
Jessica Massey of Epsom
Collin Ramsdell of Epsom
Letter To The Editor
Don’t Kill People, People Do
simple, but is it?
I am a retired Air Force
officer with a ribbon as a small arms expert. My husband is a
retired pilot, fighter pilot, educator, former hunter, and owner of
many guns, including handguns, shot guns, and rifles. I do not
advocate taking guns away from him or any sensible, careful gun
But, I am sickened by the
ongoing outbreaks of gun violence in schools and other gathering
places. There are too many young people dying at the hands of
their peers. It is an epidemic. When faced with an
epidemic of any type, action is mandatory. This epidemic is no
different. I am calling for action from our leaders. I am
calling for common sense actions. I guess I’m asking what can be
done to prevent those “People who kill people” from doing so.
In my mind, the first
things that need to happen are communication and a readiness to
compromise. Let’s tone down the rhetoric and begin to consider
options that both sides could accept. The pro-gun lobby and the
anti-gun advocates need to work together and craft solutions.
Even conservative Justice
Scalia did not feel the second amendment prevents laws from
possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill or carrying
firearms in sensitive places. We can support the second amendment
and enact gun reform.
universal background checks, 48H waiting period for gun
purchases/transfers, permits for concealed carry, temporarily
restrict certain people from owning a gun if signs of potential
violence are present. * Notice these are all aimed at control
of people, not guns.
I for one am looking to
our leaders to initiate the necessary conversations and I think we
cannot wait. Governor Sununu, Senator Reagan, Representatives Klose,
McQuire, and Brewster, are you listening?
Carole Flanders, 75 of
Epsom, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018 at her
Born on February 14, 1942
she was the daughter of the late Gus and Helen (Bednarzyk)
Carole enjoyed cooking,
camping and trips to Maine, she also enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was also known for
spoiling her dog Buddy.
Carole is survived by her
husband of 31 years, Roger Flanders of Epsom, her brothers, Joseph
Janowiec and his wife Charlotte of Milford, Paul Santinelli and his
wife Penny of Hernando, Fl, and her children, Suzanne Troyer and her
husband Ron of Alton, Brenda Kelley and her husband Ray of
Barnstead, Stanley Williams and his fiance Susan Bailey of
Hopkinton, Bette Pinto and her husband Gregory of W. Stewartstown
and Walter Williams and his wife Shaina of Colebrook, a
step-daughter, Stephanie Flanders and her fiance Dustin Morman of
Wilson, NC, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life
will be held on June 9, 2018 from 1-5pm at the Epsom Valley
Campground, 990 Suncook Valley Hwy, Epsom, NH 03234 .. Donations in
Carole’s memory may be made to Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm
Road, Concord, NH 03301 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105T he Still Oaks Funeral and
Memorial Home in Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To
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