Congratulations to Samuel
Yeaton, a Mechanical Engineering major from Epsom who received a
bachelor’s degree at Florida Institute of Technology’s Spring
Commencement on May 5.
Applications for Concord
Little League Summer Baseball are now being accepted for kids league
age 8 through 12 from Concord and surrounding communities.
Summer baseball is a fun and relaxing league with the expectations
that each player plays when they can for their team. Play begins the
second week of July and finishing the second week of August and
played at Concord fields. Teams will be comprised of approximately
15 players per team to cover for players who want to go on vacation,
camp, special nights, etc. Games are only played on weekday
evenings, no Fridays. The cost is $40.00 per player and each
player receives a team t-shirt and hat which they can keep. Forms
can be found under the “CLL Resource” page of our website at
by emailing Gary Ford, Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org and also
at the Grappone Park Concession Stand in Concord. Applications are
due on June 27th.
The movie matinee
scheduled at the Epsom Public Library on Wednesday, June 27at 1:30
is “Hostiles.” Christian Bale stars as a US Army Captain who
reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his
family back to tribal lands. They encounter hostile Comanche and
vicious outliers along the way. This film is rated R for
“Why Do Animals Do That?”
Why do they throw up when they’re not sick or why do they gnaw on
wood if they don’t eat it? Those questions and more will be
answered when the Epsom Public Library hosts a representative from
The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and some live animal
ambassadors. Please join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.
Andrew Goulet of Epsom who graduated May 13 from Saint Michael’s
College with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude in information
Epsom Public Library
Presents Recent Work By Kathy Hanson
The library is pleased to announce its current exhibit,”
Recent Work: Deer Series,” by Deerfield artist, Kathy Hanson.
Well-known for her bright, often whimsical pottery, Kathy has
recently returned to her artistic roots to re-explore drawing and
painting alongside her ceramic work. Of this new exhibit, she
says: “The ink paintings and ceramic sculpture in this exhibit
represent a place where reality meets imagination, a significant
location that acts as a symbolic sanctuary for myself and for
woodland animals. As I walk the path into my woods, I come to
a small clearing that is overseen by a large boulder. It is a
quiet spot where I can sit and listen to the forest sounds. It
is also a place where there are often signs of deer having bedded
down for the night. They gather in the dusk and disappear with
daylight. I like to imagine the deer as the protective spirits
of this woodland place. Unseen, but ever watchful.”
This reflective and
interesting exhibit runs to July 31, and may be viewed during
regular library hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and
Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call the library at
736-9920 or visit www.epsomlibrary.com.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This year, I was the
prime sponsor of two bills, and both passed. HB 1276, exempting some
raffles from needing a license, passed both the House and Senate on
voice votes, including a minor Senate amendment to make all raffle
licenses good for up to 10 raffles or one year. The exempted raffles
are the ones that everyone thinks don’t need a license now: tickets
sold at an event and drawn at that event, such as the 50/50 raffles
at the Pittsfield Players or Old Home Day or political rallies. I
also exempted these raffles from the need to have the sponsor’s
information printed on the tickets, which was still law despite the
rolls of raffle tickets sold every year in this state.
HB 1823, requiring the
retirement system to adopt layered amortization, has already been
signed by the governor. It’s a fairly minor technical change,
recommended by the decennial commission, that will smooth out the
repayment schedule in the future, without affecting the payment of
the current unfunded liability.
I co-sponsored 37 more
bills, with somewhat less success. Seventeen passed, seventeen
killed, two in interim study, and one (HB 298) that passed the House
and Senate in completely different version, and then died when they
couldn’t be reconciled. Of course, I didn’t work as hard on these
bills; in fact, except for the ones in my committee, I let the prime
sponsors do all the work.
didn’t submit any bills this year. Representative Brewster submitted
30 bills, all killed except for HB 1243. This bill, which increased
the value of an automobile exempt from attachment in a court case
from $4,000 to $10,000, passed the House and went to interim study
in the Senate.
Epsom Public Library
Summer Reading Program
“Libraries Rock” signups begin Monday, June 18th thru Thursday, June
28th. Programs for ages infant thru teens.
Family Movie: Paddington
2 Monday, June 25th 1:30pm rated PG. Snacks and drinks provided
Teen Movie: Star Wars:
The Last Jedi Friday, June 22nd 6:30pm rated PG 13. Pizza and drinks
Teen Exercise: Monday,
June 25th 6pm. Join the fun. Tacos/burritos, chips and drinks for
Teen Movie: Tuesday, June
26th 6:30pm. Maze Runner: The Death Cure rated PG 13. “Make your
subs” and drinks for dinner. Please sign up and let Mrs. Benner know
your meat choice!
Epsom Old Home Days
Aug 11th & 12th 2018
Up Up And Away
Come out and enjoy the
festivities. Friday, August 10th, traditional burying of the beans
at 5:45 pm. Saturday, August 11th, anyone interested in
participating to be in the parade, please contact Kelly at the
Selectmen’s office, 736-9002.
To register to be in the
Antique & Classic Cars or to help with this year’s event, contact
Georgia Perry at 736-8802. For vendor booth info, contact Dick
Frambach at 736-9295. For more details of the weekend events, go to
To be a general contributor for the Epsom Old Home Day Event, please
make funds payable to Epsom Old Home Day Association. To submit a
letter for Citizen of the Year Award (letter entry deadline 7/28),
please send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd., Epsom, NH
03234. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Fireworks display at dusk
at the Epsom Central School Field. For fireworks info, contact
Selectman Chris Bowes, 736-9002. Donations are being accepted at the
town office to help with the cost of the fireworks.
On Sunday, August 12th,
4-mile Road Race & 2-mile Walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental.
For race info and to pre-register, go online to