On Wednesday, September
5, the Epsom Library will be showing the film “The Book Club” at
1:30. An all-star cast , Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen
and Mary Steenburgen, play four lifelong friends who have their
lives changed forever after reading “50 Shades of Grey” in their
monthly book club.
Monday, September 10 at
7:00 PM the library will host Stephen Hale of Open World Explorers
who will present his program on “Backyard Birds.” Mark your
calendar for this interesting presentation.
Letter To The Editor
Our primary election is
coming up on (easy to remember) Sept. 11. Here are my
recommendations for Republicans and independents who take a
Blankenbeker. She’s a nurse, attorney, captain in the Navy reserves
who has served overseas and former state rep. While the four main
candidates are all quite good, an important consideration is a
candidate’s ability to win the general election. Lynne is the only
Republican in recent memory to be elected to the state house from
Concord, proving her appeal to all voters.
Executive Council: Jane
Cormier. Jane is from Hooksett and is also a former state rep. She
is a very principled conservative. The executive council is our
primary elective body to combat corruption and cronyism. The best
person for that job is an outsider, like Jane, who will not be a
rubber stamp for business as usual.
James Allard. Jim is retired from his military career and has been
an excellent selectman in Pittsfield. He’s easy to get along with
and will be a dedicated state rep.
County Attorney: Paul
Halvorsen. Both candidates are quite experienced. Paul works in our
county, is friendly, even-tempered and has the endorsement of our
excellent sheriff, Scott Hilliard.
Finally if you are from
Epsom, please write me in for delegate. I simply forgot to sign up!
Epsom Food Pantry
Well I certainly have been lax in writing my Pantry news, but
hopefully I will do better in the next months. As usual, we
have been busy. The members have been enjoying our homegrown veggies
and we could use more. Don’t forget us when you are harvesting your
crop. Cal Preston has been so faithful with his donations. Thanks so
much. And thanks to the Lions Club and grand donation, much
appreciated. Also, I want to say many, many thanks to Planet Aid
Inc. They are so generous and have sent us many donations over
the years. They are the folks with the yellow containers that
we see around town collecting clothes, etc
School will be starting
soon, so when shopping, if you can pick up some snacks
suitable for the Epsom Central backpacks, as we like to give the
school people a helping hand.
To that gentleman who
wishes to remain our mystery man, thanks for the eggs and milk.
You are very thoughtful and kind and we appreciate it. Until next
time, enjoy what is left of summer.
Epsom Public Library Youth Events
Our annual “Touch A
Truck” event will be on Saturday, September 8th, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Join us for a fun, hands on opportunity to explore different
community vehicles including a fire truck, police car, and
construction vehicles from local businesses. We will once again have
a Bounce House provided by “Blake’s Bouncy Business,” coffee and
drinks courtesy of White Mountain Coffee and a raffle of two Lego
building sets and a toy garbage truck. Refreshments will be
provided. Truck drivers are invited to a complimentary breakfast
beginning at 9 am. Call the library for more information at
Story Times: Mondays
10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their
caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts.
September themes include sunflowers, apples, leaves and Fall
Toddler Time: Wednesdays
10am. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement
activities and simple crafts.
Lego Club: Thursdays at
3:30pm Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large
collection of Legos.
Common Sense Gun Safety
Submitted By Miriam Cahill-Yeaton
Gun safety is an issue we
need to work on. The second amendment does not guarantee everyone
the right to carry a gun in all places. That’s where common
sense laws and regulations come in.
I support universal
background checks and closing “gun show” loopholes. This is a
simple way to keep some guns out of the hands of people who should
not have them. Private sales at gun shows and online or
classified sales do not require background checks. I am not
anti-gun; I am pro-safety.
40% of Americans own a
gun or live in a household with guns. Our rate of
murder/manslaughter is the highest in the developed world.
Every day 96 people die from gunshot wounds and 7 children and teens
die in the US from gun violence. A 2016 study in the American
Journal of Public Health found a strong relationship between higher
levels of gun ownership in a state and higher firearm suicide rates
for both sexes.
Guns are often used to
commit suicide. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide
by firearm accounts for nearly half of all suicides. Of a
total of 34,000 deaths by gun in 2014, approximately 21,000 were
suicides and about 11,000 were homicides. A 48-hour waiting period
for gun purchase leads to 51% fewer gun-related suicides.
We have a multifaceted
problem that is going to require change in the way we think about
guns. It is a public health issue and will require education,
thoughtful laws and regulations, and review of some of the violence
so prevalent in our society today (games, movies, TV). If we
don’t at least try to work on this problem, then we’ve already
88% of Americans support
background checks. So why do our legislators vote against
them? Don’t they represent us?
Letter To The Editor
I am Miriam Cahill-Yeaton
from Epsom, NH. I am a democratic candidate for State Representative
in Merrimack District 21 – Epsom and Pittsfield. I grew up poor, the
oldest of 11 kids. I’m a retired nurse/nurse practitioner and Air
Force officer. As a big sister, wife, mother, nurse, and
grandmother, I learned to care for and about people. I’m a serious
person and study/work hard at whatever I do.
Why should you vote for
me? I am honest. I’m not a genius, but I’m smart enough to get the
job done, have common sense, and a wide range of experience. I know
how to study a problem and come up with solutions. I’ll work harder
than anyone else for what I believe is right for the people of
I support universal
healthcare and a woman’s right to choose what is right for her.
I support a person’s
right to marry the person they love, regardless of gender. Liberty
and justice for all.
I know about the drug
problem in this state. I saw it in the Concord Hospital ER, where I
worked when I retired, and we moved to back to Epsom.
I have seen how difficult
it is for seniors to pay rent/taxes. We need to preserve Medicare
and Social Security.
I support a living wage
for working people.
I believe in quality
public education and know we need to change the way it is funded in
this state. Your kids should not receive a second-class education
because they live in a property-poor town.
I believe we must protect
our kids with better gun laws. I do not want to take away anyone’s
Vote for me November 6,
so I can continue my life’s work of caring for and about people.
Epsom Central School Bus Routes 2018-19
School Board Approved 8/14/18
**Students should arrive
at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to
7:42 AM Route 4
Westbound-stop on Old Dover Rd.@ Old Tpke Rd.
7:45 AM Route 4 Eastbound
from Cumberland Farms to Old Dover Rd.
7:50 AM Center Hill @
7:55 AM Epsom/Deerfield
town line - Griffin Rd. (Stop)
- Center Hill Rd
7:56 AM c/o Echo
8:05 AM Left onto Route 4
8:08 AM Left onto Black
Hall Rd (All Stops on Black Hall only)
*Note: Cutter’s Devp.
Stops on Pink Bus
8:12 AM Right onto Water
St. Arrive @ school unload *PM line-up: 3rd bus in line.
** PM run: Stops on Black
Hall, Rt. 4 East up to Center Hill, Old Dover Rd., Center Hill ,
Route 4 W stops-includes up to Ridgewood Circle)
7:50 AM Circle
7:52 AM Highland Ave
7:54 AM Colonial Dr.
7:56 AM Carriage Hill
7:57 AM Oakridge Dr.
- Goboro Rd.
changes to Depot Rd. in Chichester
8:04 AM Left onto Rt. 28
S towards Epsom Circle
8:05 AM Left onto Old Rt.
28 (2nd entrance) *Stop
8:06 AM Left back onto
Rt. 28 S (stops to circle) -- Travel around Epsom Traffic
Circle-take Rt. 4 E. No stops on Rt. 4 E to Black Hall-see Yellow
-- Right onto Black Hall
8:13 AM Arrive @ school
*PM line-up: 7th bus in
PM run: same as AM:
Goboro Rd. from Rt. 4, travel Depot Rd., Rt. 28 southbound towards
7:45 AM Route 107
7:47 AM Right onto Route
4 East (Stops)
– Turn around @
Sign Shop/mini mall
7:47 AM Continue Stops on
Rt. 4 (westbound)
7:48 AM Right onto Lords
Mill Rd (Stops)
7:55 AM Right onto Route
8:00 AM Left onto Black
Hall Rd. (no stops)
Left onto Towle
8:02 AM Stop @ Towle
Pasture + Leighton Brook
Left onto Leighton
Brook, left onto Old Town Rd
8:04 AM Stop @ Deer Lane
+ Old Town Rd Turn around, travel back down
8:05 AM Stop @ Old Town
Rd + Colby Rd
8:06 AM Stop @
intersection of Old Town + Leighton
Left onto Leighton
Brook, right onto Prospect St.
8:08 AM Stop @ Easy St.
Left onto Black
Hall (no stops)
8:10 AM Arrive @
school—unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 5th in line.
**PM Route: Cutters Devp./Rt. 4 East after Rt. 107/Lords
**NEW stops on Rt. 28 S
between Windymere + Elkins Rd.
7:40 AM Route 28 South
(stops between Windymere + Elkins Rd.)
7:41 AM Elkins Rd @
7:42 AM Route 28 South @
Lane Rd. (1 Stop)
Continue Route 28 S
7:47 AM Right onto Drolet
Rd. (Stops) --turn around @ Martin + Fowler
Back to Route 28 S
7:52 AM Right onto North
Pembroke Rd. (Stops)
Left onto Lena Lane
7:55 AM Lena Lane @
Spring St. (Stop)
turn around, back to North Pembroke (Stops) Travel back to Route 28
8:00 AM Left onto Rt. 28
(Stops-headed towards circle)
8:06 AM Right onto Short
Falls Rd. (no stops)
8:07 AM Left onto Black
Hall Rd. (Stops)
8:10 AM Arrive @
school—unload on Water St.-by gym
*PM: 3rd in line.
**PM Run: route runs same as AM.
**New Rt. 28 S stops
between Windymere + Elkins-approx. drop off 3:15 PM
Epsom Circle –onto Rt. 28 North-turn around
7:30AM Learning Tree
Travel back to
Epsom Circle, take Route 4 West
7:34 AM Route 4 West
–Stops to town line, turn around
Stops to Epsom
Epsom Circle to
Route 28 South, (1 stop before Windymere)
Left onto Short
Travel New Rye Rd.
Left onto Swamp
7:53 AM Stops after
Sanborn Hill Rd.
7:58 AM c/o Mtn View Rd.
8:00 AM Mt. Delight Rd.
8:03 AM Dow Rd. (Group
Turn around @ Dow
8:08 AM Swamp Rd. (stops to Sanborn Hill) Right onto New Rye Rd.
Right onto Black Hall
Left onto Water St.
8:13 AM Arrive @
** PM run: D/o
Swamp Rd./Mountain Rd/Mt Delight/Route 4 West
7:41 AM New Rye Rd. @
Turn around @ New
Turn right onto
7:44 AM c/o Sanborn Hill
Rd. (head back to New Rye)
Right onto New Rye
7:46 AM New Rye Rd.
(Stops headed down hill)
7:50 AM Left on River Rd.
8:00 AM Left onto Short
Falls Rd. (Stops)
8:02 AM Right onto Route
28 (Stops-right side only)
8:03AM Colby Brook Estates trailer park (group stop)
(stops) NEW Travel around circle, right onto Rt. 4 East
Stops on Rt. 4 East
to Black Hall
8:07 AM Bartlett MHP
8:12 AM Arrive @
school—unload on Water St. by gym
*PM: 7th in line
**PM run: New Rye, River
Rd, Short Falls, Route 28 S- stops right side,-(headed towards
Circle) Colby Brook, Windymere, Rt. 4 E stops
*Note: stops on Rt. 28 S
between Windymere Dr. and Elkins-on Purple bus 7:40 AM pick up.
Approx. 3:15-3:20 drop off.
begin on North Rd from
Rt. 4 (stops)
7:35 X-mas Tree Trailer
c/o Ox Bow + Berry
c/o Wimbledon Rd.
7:44 AM Chestnut Pond Rd
Left onto Webster
7:50 AM c/o Locke Hill Rd
Left onto New Orchard Rd
7:57 AM Locke Hill Rd
Continue New Orchard
8:00 AM Range Rd (Stop)
Travel to bottom of New
Orchard Rd (Stops)
Right onto Route 4,
left onto Black Hall
8:09 AM Arrive @
school—unload on Water St.
*PM- loads on Water
St.—1st in line
**PM: Run same as AM
**Note: Parents must pick
up students in front of the school on Black Hall, no vehicles are
allowed in the bus loading zone on Water St. until all busses have