Epsom NH News

June 20, 2018


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 www.concordnhlittleleague.org, by emailing Gary Ford, Coordinator at gford15@comcast.net 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 strong violence.



“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.



Congratulations to  Andrew Goulet of Epsom who graduated May 13 from Saint Michael’s College with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude in information systems.



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.


Representative Klose 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. 


Representative Carol McGuire





Epsom Public Library Youth Events


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 Programs

Teen Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Friday, June 22nd 6:30pm rated PG 13. Pizza and drinks provided.


Teen Exercise: Monday, June 25th 6pm. Join the fun. Tacos/burritos, chips and drinks for dinner after.


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

Webster Park


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 www.epsomnh.org.


Inquiries: EpsomOldHomeDay@yahoo.com . 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 https://www.lightboxreg.com/epsom-old-home-day-4-miler?func=&mobile=0  












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