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Epsom NH News

January 30, 2013

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Vehicle travel on Goboro Road has increased since 1990 for several reasons. First, heavy trucking drivers are aware that our uniformed state police hide behind a rig that is seemingly taking a break at the gas station just 20 feet south of the Epsom traffic circle. Hence the “breaker one nine” words get out fast and Goboro Road becomes an innocent target for abuse, noise, glass rattling vibration and the beating away of what was a one peaceful road.  


Second, motorists think this cut off to avoid the circle is a real short cut. Surprise, it’s not.


The costly part of this whole picture is: the annual average added repair costs has reached $259 per motorist caused by bad roads. One (we have many) nasty pothole can lead to a front-end repair bill in the thousands by today’s prices.


William (Jim) Breagy

Goboro Road




Epsom Central School Staff & Faculty

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Mrs. Carol Verity, Science Teacher, 5th and 8th Grades


Carol earned a BS in Biology from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She worked as a dental assistant and in various capacities in a bank, but had always loved working with kids and wanted to be in education. Since Stonehill did not offer a dual major, Carol enrolled at Notre Dame College and earned an M.Ed. A firm believer in the old saying that “everyone has three careers,” she has now been a classroom teacher at ECS for 15 years.


Working at ECS means an hour’s commute each way for Carol, and she could get a position at a larger school closer to home, but she sums up her love of ECS in one word: “small.” “It’s personal,” she says, and she enjoys watching children coming up from lower grades. She would say to parents that your children have enormous potential and parents should have faith that their children will turn out OK, and that they will use what they know to become caring and responsible adults.


Carol says, at times, she gets random thoughts in class, since “so many things about science go through your brain.” She and her husband care for rescued animals including three mules, a mammoth donkey, a pair of Toulouse geese, a Canada goose, a guinea hen, chickens, two dogs, and six rabbits. Carol says that her students see that she draws many science lessons from what’s going on in her life. In her classes, she starts the year with ecology and focusing on what there is to see out of doors. For example, last summer, she saw movement by her barn one day and realized that it was a lynx.


Carol and her husband have been married for 16 years and live on a 51 acre farm in Hill. Her home and animals keep her busy with chores and give her lessons for life and her classroom.



Valley Artisans Thank You


We at Valley Artisans want to thank all the local residents who have made it a point to come to our shop year after year. In this time of financial hardships and with so much of what we buy coming from overseas, we are thankful for everyone who is buying local, and values New Hampshire and American made quality items. Whether buying for themselves or for a loved one, each product you purchase is made with love and pride, and those old values of having pride in what you craft/produce to give everyone the best products money can buy.


We will be opening again for the 2013 season on May 6th. Our hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to become a member/consignor when we reopen, during the winter you can send an email to Rachel Brown at [email protected] and she will send you all the information you will need. When we reopen, please call the shop at 736-8200.


You can also follow us on Facebook for all our updates and photos of our members/consignors products or go to our website at

Have a safe and fun filled winter. See you in the spring.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:

This week, House committees held public hearings on 100 bills. ED&A heard the usual wide assortment: HB190, clarifying that the dental board has authority over misconduct of hygienists, as well as dentists; HB216, repealing the prospective ban on local officials’ use of the title “fire marshal”; HB207, requiring registration and inspection of coin operated “kiddie rides”; HB254, abolishing the Liquor Commission “chief” positions since they now have “directors”; HB 252, consolidating two divisions within the Department of Revenue Administration; HB234, requiring professional licensing boards to recognize relevant military training and experience; and HB186, exempting the Department of State from some administrative requirements. I presented HB173, repealing the authority for supplements to judicial pensions, and HB225, on the rule making authority of the Liquor Commission. We will be voting on these, plus last week’s bills, plus two more to be heard Tuesday morning, on Tuesday afternoon. I’m working on an amendment to “abolish” the Revenue positions, since we learned from the Liquor Commission study that just repealing the authority for a position doesn’t get rid of it!


At the hearing for HB173, the director of the Judicial Retirement System explained the status of a lawsuit against the system and how passing HB173 could prejudice the result. Given that, I may not fight too hard to pass the bill – one settlement would cost more than a lifetime of supplemental allowances.


I also presented to other committees HB177, clarifying labeling requirements for homestead food products, and HB193, forbidding sharing driver’s license data with a federal identification database. At that hearing, the Department of Safety presented their concerns, and finally managed to mention that they don’t object to a ban on wholesale sharing of personal data. The sponsors will work with them to reword the bill so it doesn’t seem to forbid the use of specific information in useful, interstate criminal databases.


Representative Carol McGuire

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Edward J. Wladkowski


Edward John Wladkowski, 93, of Black Hall Road, died January 26th at the Concord Hospice House following a brief illness.


He was born in Halifax, MA. the son of Joseph F and Katherine (Hubek) Wladkowski. He lived in Troy, NH moving to Chichester over 60 years ago. He has lived in Epsom for the past 6 years. Prior to retirement he was a self employed auto mechanic. He was a Staff Sargent in the US Army having served in the Ordinence  Corp during the Normandy invasion. He was a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge, Pittsfield, the Bektash Temple, The Consistory and the Elwin –Wells American Legion Post 112 of Epsom.


He is the widower of Violet Wladkowski who died in 1985, Verna Wladkowski who died in 2004 and is survived by a daughter Linda Ann Melo of Winterport, ME; 1 Grandson, Christopher, several Nieces and Nephews, and his companion for the past several years, Eris Terrill.


There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 1:00 PM in the New Rye Congregational Church. The Rev James Young  will officiate. An urn burial will be held in the Leavitt Cemetery, Chichester in the spring.  To sign an on line guest book, log on to  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elwin Wells American Legion Post #112 Epsom, NH 03234.






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