New 13-15 Babe Ruth Baseball Teams
The EYAA is expanding its baseball program for boys ages 13-15.
Visit eyaasports.net for the registration form or attend one of the
registration sessions Feb. 20 5:30-6:30 pm at the Epsom Library or
Feb. 23 10-11 am in the ECS gym lobby. Cost is $115 per player. All
registrations are due March 1.
Epsom Central School Staff and Faculty
Mrs. Kathleen Conway, Language Arts Teacher, 6th And 7th Grades
As a visitor walks into Kathy’s classroom late in the day, she looks
up from a group of kids clustered around her desk and welcomes you
with a warm smile. Kathy teaches writing to several middle school
classes. She holds a BA in English from UNH, a BA in Education from
Baldwin Wallace College, and over 30 credits towards a Masters. She
taught high school for four years in Ohio, and has been at ECS for
15 years. Kathy has worked on the school newspaper and managed the
book, writing, and drama clubs. She teaches guitar lessons as a mini
courses. She says that she loves working with “her” kids, and always
tries to present her curriculum in ways that kids will be able to
use in real life situations.
Kathy loves Epsom and the whole small town atmosphere. She also
likes the K-8 concept as she sees whole families coming up through
the grades. Having worked in a more urban area in Ohio, she says,
“When I heard a horse whinny and a rooster crow during my interview
here, I knew this was the place for me.” Kathy enjoys laughing with
her students; she once asked a student about the definition of
“prose.” The response was “athletes that are paid a lot of money.”
Kathy says that admin is always friendly and helpful, and that “my
team is the best; we take care of one another.” She would like
smaller class sizes for the sake of the students. Kathy would
recommend that parents be aware of the work their children are doing
in school, and “let them see you reading and writing.”
Kathy lives on a lake in Northwood with Steve, her husband of 14
years, and two sons, aged five and seven. The family looks after
chickens and a cat. They enjoy all that the lake has to offer,
including fishing, boating, swimming, and skating.
Local Residents Named To Stonehill College’s Fall 2012 Dean’s List
Stonehill College recently named the following local residents to
its Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester.
Katherine A. Stiles, class of 2014.
Stephanie M. Allen, class of 2013.
Jessey C. Campbell, class of 2013.
To qualify for the Dean’s List at Stonehill, students must have a
semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have
completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.
The Epsom Central School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both
finished as tournament runners-up in the recent St. Paul’s Holiday
Tournament in Franklin. Each team won a pair of games to advance to
their respective championship games before losing in the finals,
both to the Concord Boys and Girls Club.
To the residents of Epsom:
My name is Mike Tisley and I am a Candidate for Road Agent, 2013.
I’ve been working in Property Maintenance and Construction for 17
years, building and making communities and neighborhoods beautiful
places to live. Epsom has the potential of being one of the best
kept towns in NH, but without attention to detail, hard work, public
input, good management practices, efficiency, and the ability to
identify issues early on, we will be facing high repair cost, higher
taxes, and depletion of our roads and capital investments.
We won’t need to spend extra money to get things done. By working
twice as hard physically, and twice as efficiently, I plan to stay
within a balanced budget, improving customer service to meet the
public’s concerns, and tackle maintenance issues one by one,
immediately! I plan to use the skills I have learned in the private
sector and bring our Highway Department into the 21st century by
using the tools already available.
Please contact me at
for any questions, concerns, or comments. Feel free to post pictures
or comments at Mike Tinsley for Epsom’s Roads 2013 on Facebook.
Looking for your vote on March 12, 2013,
I have noticed lately that it has become trendy to fly/display the
American Flag upside down for whatever political reason or
statement. As a fifteen year infantry veteran with Service in the US
Marines and the US Army I do not agree with this practice.
It is my belief that flying the Flag upside down only provides
motivation and propaganda to those who would use that image to
undermine the strength of America. Even more important, it affects
the morale and motivation of the American men and woman still
serving in the Military defending our freedoms. These young patriots
who sacrifice so much for our Country can become disheartened and
demoralized when they see Old Glory flown in this manner at home
while they still fight the fight.
As a Veteran who helped defend your right to freedom of speech and
expression I would respectfully request that you think just a little
about how your decision affects our veterans and present service
members, before you fly your flag upside down on a pole or in a post
or as an icon on Facebook.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
This week, the House met on 25 bills, 18 of which we voted on
simultaneously. HB131, on payment of medical services for county
prisoners, gives the superintendent more authority to negotiate
favorable rates with providers. It passed without comment. HB159, on
patriotic exercises in schools on Constitution Day, essentially
restated a federal mandate while giving schools more flexibility in
the exercises. It passed, 326-29; Dan voted against it as
unnecessary while I and the other Representatives from the area
voted for it (in my case as harmless).
HB106, on the demand for rent and repealing the landlord agent
requirement, allows landlords to demand other contractual fees along
with late rent and increases the cap on reimbursed expenses in an
eviction from $15 to $165. It was debated between those who felt
tenants should pay their contractual obligations and that $15 was
less than the cost of an eviction, and those who were concerned that
tenants might not be able to pay. The landlord agent requirement is
inconsistently enforced, and unnecessary in towns where the code
enforcement officers are willing to talk to the tax collector, but
popular in cities. HB106 was killed 214-140, with Dan and I in
HB116, on executors taking over social media, was tabled so the
proponents could work on an amendment. Dan’s HB117, on driveway
permits, was debated at length over whether the Department of
Transportation’s permit process works or whether the definition of
“lot” should be more recent than 1971. The committee was convinced
DOT was doing fine and most of the House agreed with them: the bill
died, 273-79, with Dan and me on the losing side.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Town Of Epsom Road Agent Report 2012
Submitted By Gordon Ellis, Road Agent
As most of you know, we did extensive drainage projects this year in
hopes of cutting down on road washouts during heavy rains. We
worked on Chestnut Pond Road hill, which seemed to always washout.
We added four catch basins with closed drainage and under drain.
We also worked on Sanborn Hill Road off Center Hill Road adding a
dozen catch basins with closed drainage and under drain. This
project could not have happened without the help and cooperation of
Ed and Glenna Nutter and the patience for the inconvenience of all
who live on Sanborn Hill Road. The Nutters allowed us to cut
hundreds of trees and tons of brush.
On Center Hill Road we added four catch basins with closed drainage
and under drain, but what set this job apart was that it was repaved
and looks wonderful. On each of these jobs huge inconveniences was
had by all who travelled these roads and I thank you all. These
projects were 75% FEMA projects.
We also did some paving and reconstruction on New Rye Road, Swamp
Road, and Griffin Road.
In 2013, we are planning on doing drainage on Goboro Road and River
Roads for which we have purchased the drainage pipe. We also plan on
doing a FEMA culvert/bridge project on River Road separate from the
This was a very positive year. Thank God we had no major weather