Dean College is pleased
to announce that Erin Burns of Epsom has earned a place on the
Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. Congratulations Erin!
All registered Democrats
residing in Epsom are eligible to vote in the caucus elections for
“Epsom Town Committee to Elect Democrats.” The caucus will
meet at 3:00 PM June 17, 2018 at the Epsom Public Library.
Officers to be elected: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Delegate at Large (one).
For more information,
call Miriam Cahill-Yeaton 603-736-4738.
Save the Date: June 17,
2018, 3:00 PM, at the Epsom Public Library
The movie matinee
scheduled for Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30 at the Epsom Public Library
is “LBJ.” Woody Harrelson stars as Lyndon Johnson who was
picked to be JFK’s running mate and as Vice-President feels the
frustration of being “in the back seat.” That all changes on
November 22, 1963 upon the assassination of the President. Mr.
Johnson must contend with mentor as well as adversaries as he seeks
to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act.
Solid Waste District
JULY 1, 2018
Due to escalating costs
for disposal of trash and construction debris, the District
Committee has voted to increase the scale fee to $0.10 per pound,
effective July 1, 2018.
Anyone who does not
separate their refuse under the mandatory recycling guidelines, MUST
pay for disposal at the facility regardless if you are a resident or
property owner in the District. The same applies to
construction debris. This policy has been in effect since
January of 1991. **********************
worldwide are in crisis and it is getting harder and harder to sell
an acceptable load for shipment. Some loads we are paying to ship to
market. This has had a very negative impact to our budget.
More and more recyclable materials are going back into the trash
purely because we cannot sell them, the cost to ship them is too
high or we do not have enough room to store them indefinitely.
On the other side of the issue, New Hampshire is running out of
landfill space to bury all this trash. The committee is
actively exploring options to secure the shipment and movement of
all our waste and recyclables.
Aluminum Can Drive
Saturday, June 16th
Epsom Central School
8:30 to 11:30
Please donate your
aluminum cans to benefit the ECS Class of 2019. All proceeds are
used to fund the Washington, DC field trip the class takes in April
No need to get out of
your vehicle, the kids will empty for you!
*Aluminum beverage cans
only, please. No trash or tin cans.
Don’t put up a stink – tell us what you think!
The BCEP Solid Waste
District Committee is hosting an informal survey to gather input on
changing hours of operation. We would like to know if opening
earlier by one hour each day would be helpful or remaining open
later one evening during the week would be more beneficial.
Evening hours would only be available from April 1st – Columbus Day
weekend. Please call 435-6237 or email
Chelsea Bard of Epsom, who was recently named to the Castleton
University Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-18
To qualify for this
academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a
semester grade point average of 3.5.
Epsom Food Pantry
Well, good afternoon,
Friends of the Food Pantry. I must do better or I will get
fired. Just joking. It really is getting busy.
Before I forget, the
Pantry will be closed on Wednesday, the fourth of July. As it should
be for all those good folks who serve us at the Pantry. So, be sure
and come the previous Saturday before the 4th. If all else
fails, call me and I will figure something out.
The Epsom Post Office had
a very large collection for our Pantry. Thank you, thank you,
dear friends. I must remind you that besides June, Eva, Alice, and
Jr., we have two great drivers who pick up, bring back, and help
unload. That and the pencil pushers we have are a great bunch down
here on Dover Road.
Next Tuesday we have our
annual inspection. The Inspector from Manchester comes up and
gives us the white glove once over, and then our freezers, and then
the pantry itself. So far, we have done well.
Now we could use help
with the veggies. Those wonderful gardens must be planted by now. By
the way, our drivers are Armand and Norm. Thanks again for
your support and remember anyone in need is always welcome.
Until next time,
Epsom Public Library
Summer Reading Program
The Library invites
children in grades K-5 to register for the 2018 Summer Reading
Program, “Libraries Rock.” The program begins July 9th. There will
be a variety of activities at the library including arts and crafts,
movies, raffles and special programs.
Children may register for
the program at the library beginning Monday, June 18th. Each
participant will receive a schedule of events and a reading log.
Young children and their families can sign up for our “Early
This year we are again
offering a program for teens! Teens are invited to sign up at the
library and keep track of their reading during the summer. The
library will offer movies, programs and raffle prizes especially for
Library hours are
Mon-Thurs. 10-7 and Sat. 9-1. The Summer Reading Program is
sponsored annually by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire and
it encourages youth of all ages to read for pleasure during summer
vacation. For more information about any of these programs,
please call Mrs. Benner at the library 736-9920.
Live and Let Live Farm’s
Rescue puppies go to High School at Pembroke Academy during the
Awards Ceremonies on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
Epsom Public Library
Story Times: Mondays
10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their
caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts. June
themes include fish, ducks and other pond animals.
Children’s Movie: “Paw
Patrol: Summer Rescue” Tuesday, June 19th 1:30pm rated G. Snacks and
Teen Movie: “Star Wars:
The Last Jedi” Friday, June 22nd 6:30pm rated PG 13. Pizza and
drinks provided. Donations of chips and desserts are appreciated.
Letter To The Editor
This past winter the
community group Epsom DICE (Diversity, Inclusion & Community Equity)
was formed by concerned citizens whose aim is to offer opportunities
for community members to engage across common dividing lines, in
order to better understand one another and to encourage
collaboration. We endeavor to celebrate the non-visible and visible
difference that make up our community by encouraging respect and
compassion for all.
In these politically
divisive and challenging times, in the spirit of collaborative
problem-solving, we are each called upon to make an effort to
understand the views of those that differ from us. While the
polarization of political opinions and social values may offer us
temporary experiences of fortitude and belonging, they have grave
consequences for our ability to collectively meet the challenges of
our world. This polarization keeps us in opposition to one another.
Collaboration across political, economic, racial and social views
will permit us to meet the challenges before us in a sustaining way.
A valuable case in point was recently made by Miriam Cahill-Yeaton
in her letter to the editor calling upon our community leaders to
compromise on gun reform to stem the epidemic of gun violence, which
has taken so many young lives.
As our group moves toward
a better understanding of how to minimize polarization and work for
mutual growth and understanding, we will be sharing our thoughts and
discoveries and organizing a series of community speakers. For more
information about DICE, please feel free to contact me at