Epsom NH News

June 13, 2018


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.  **********************


Recycling markets 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 of 2019.


No need to get out of your vehicle, the kids will empty for you!


Thank 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 staff@bcepsolidwaste.com with your opinion. 



Congratulations to Chelsea Bard of Epsom, who was recently named to the Castleton University Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year.


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 Literacy” program!


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 teens.


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 Youth Events


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 drinks provided  


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 kgillis@live.com.


Kim Gillis













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