Epsom Central School
2nd Term Honor & Effort Roll
Epsom Central School would like to congratulate the following
students on their Honor and Effort Roll status for term two.
Ethan Katsirebas, Robert Kelsea, Lillian May, Demetrios Tsirovakas
Shawn Burrows, Madeline Manchester
Harrison Army, Reilly Beaulieu, Shawn Burrows, Alexandra Canning,
Alexis Carignan, Lilly Curtis, Camryn Gatchell, Hayden Goyette, Iris
Hall, Bayley Keyes, Harrison Keyes, Alex Kiander, Alaina King,
Connor Lawrence, Paige Merrill, Giovanni Minasalli, Samantha Muise,
Michael Nericcio, Grace Parker, Annie Proulx, Casey Shuman, Owen
Thomas, Emma Tripp
High Honor Roll
Mason Cummings, Taylor LeBlanc, Madeline Manchester, Saige Reed,
Savannah Wallace, Nick Whitney, Jordan Whittier
Sydne Armstrong, Danielle Blanchette, Madison Bowen, Christian
Burbank, Collin Dubois, Ashley Gatchell, Timothy Griggs, Lillian
Hodapp, Nadia Kozinski, Austin Ladd, Maria Lamontagne, Madison
Prusia, Mitchell Stebbins, Samantha Williams
High Honor Roll
Nathan Carter, Nathan Fries
Christian Army, Alexandria Bachelder, Luc Blanchette, Jane Bradley,
Connor Canning, Dylan Canning, Macey Cotnoir, Hunter Evans, Kelsey
Larson, Jakob Mavity, Hannah May, Lucciano Minasalli, Colby Stenner,
Constantina Tsirovakas, Katelyn Young
High Honor Roll
Madison Bennett, Emily Duffy, Jack Lucier, Katherine Muise, Ashton
Jaydon Anderson, Chandler Bean, Timothy Bowen, Ryan Burns, Noah
Cummings, Earnhardt Dail, Jonathan Decker, KC Foss, Sydney Juranty,
Samantha Miller, Michael Perry, Emily Serfass
High Honor Roll
Danielle McNulty, Renee Proulx, Jackson Thomas
Aaron Gagnon, Lauren Graham, McKenna Graham, Robert Griggs, Aubrey
Lavigne, Donald MacCallum, Aimee Payeur, Mackenzie Pettigrew,
Chandler Rondeau, Jensen Stam, Kaitlyn Thompson
High Honor Roll
Derek Ladd, Christian Murchison, Megan Tremblay
Why Volunteer To Adopt A Section Of Road In Epsom?
Submitted By The Epsom Conservation Commission
As winter’s snow banks recede and spring greenery appears, and
before blackflies fly, the Epsom Conservation Commission appeals to
you to adopt a section of road to clean-up any roadside trash. This
endeavor has built-in rewards for you and for your neighbors who may
be unable to volunteer. Since Earth Day 1990 the Commission has
encouraged folks to volunteer their time to clean up some area or
section of road or trail that is meaningful to them.
Over the years we have received lots of feedback, often about how
shocked volunteers were at the amount of trash they collected. Some
who take on this task year-round have reported that they notice less
trash than they originally found. Some have shared their
discouragement when they notice the area littered again. Others
pointed out that as the traffic increases in their neighborhood, so
does the litter.
One elderly citizen called me to ask who she could thank for
cleaning the litter on her road. Many school children have been
encouraged to volunteer with cleaning up litter, if safely
supervised. Some have said it’s a lesson about the number of people
who drink, drive and litter. One neighborhood made it into an
event—and participants celebrated afterwards with a potluck supper.
Many have spoken of the increase of fast food container litter over
the years—the fast food places have donated supplies and worked hard
to maintain their own areas.
It takes the community working together. We have many miles of road.
The commission thanks all those who get out there every year and do
their part. So won’t you help? Adopt a section of road that is
meaningful to you. Do it in honor of spring, the natural beauty of
Epsom, Earth Day, April 22nd and the joy of seeing clean roadsides,
trails and areas. Pick a time that works for you, your family or
Send your clean-up info to
or to the Town of Epsom Conservation Commission, PO Box 10, Epsom,
03234. Roadside trash can be brought to BCEP, our Recycling Center
dirty and at no cost from April 19th through the 28th. Thank you.
Great “Mac & Cheese” Cook Off News
Well, the spring “Mac & Cheese” Cook-off is over. It was a great
fun-filled evening for all who attended. We had 21 different
versions of this traditional comfort food for sampling. Everyone had
ample opportunity to sample all 21 and they did. No one went home
hungry. Salad, brownies and ice cream were served as well.
A big thank you to all who attended to support the Epsom Fire
Auxiliary and the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club. The Auxiliary has
added to their fire equipment fund and the Lions to their community
projects to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids to the needy and
awarding scholarship for local youth.
The winner of the best “Mac & Cheese” was Elaine Palermo of the
Epsom Fire Auxiliary with her wonderful “Buffalo Mac & Cheese.” We
had close seconds from the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club but, Elaine’s
was the very best.
Epsom Library News
On Wednesday, April 24, at 7:00 pm, the Epsom Public Library, as
part of the Adult Programming, will host an evening with author,
nature photographer, and weather observer Eric Pinder. Eric will
share stories from the Mount Washington Observatory, the icy outpost
where he lived and worked for seven years.
Winds blowing stronger than 100 mph, bear and moose sightings, and
lots of ice were just part of daily life for this adventurous young
man. His experiences on the foggy, windswept summit inspired several
books, including his first children’s book, Cat in the Clouds. He
will have a selection of his books with him and will be happy to
sign copies after his discussion.
Refreshments will be served.
Thank you to all who came out to support our Macaroni dinner
cook-off on Saturday, April 6th at the Epsom Fire Station.
Also, thanks to all who cooked their hearts out for us and the
Epsom-Chichester Lions Club.
Congratulations to Elaine Palermo of Epsom for bringing home the
vote for the Epsom Fire Dept. Aux. You appropriately turned the heat
up with your “Buffalo Mac & Cheese” dish, it was a big hit.
This function was a great time for all and we hope to do it again
with the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club in the fall.
Epsom Fire Dept. Aux.
Organize Your Team For Catamount Womenaid’s Bowling Night
Catamount Womenaid is hosting a bowling night on Saturday, May 11th
at 7pm at Stikers East in Raymond. All proceeds benefit Catamount
Womenaid’s mission. A 5 person team will receive 2 hours of
unlimited bowling and rental shoes. Plus a chance to win prizes!
Reserve your lane today by sending a check for $125.00 to Catamount
Womenaid P.O. Box 81, Deerfield, NH 03237.
Catamount Womenaid provides confidential financial assistance to
families in Deerfield, Epsom, Pittsfield and Strafford. Our primary
focus is to fill the gaps in existing resources when one-time grants
of up to $500 would make a difference. We believe that communities
possess the resources to sustain their members and we strive to
provide connections to make this possible.
http://www.catamountwomenaid.org/ for more information. Any
questions can be addressed to
or call Deb Horton at 463-9776.
Town Of Epsom Special Selectmen’s Meeting
The Epsom Board of Selectmen will be holding a special Selectmen’s
meeting on Monday, April 22nd to consider the possible purchase of
the former Pathfinder Academy property for use as a Town office
facility. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Pathfinder
Academy site on Sawyer Avenue (directly across from the police
A tour of all the buildings will be provided and after the tour the
meeting will move to the Town Offices Meeting Room at 940 Suncook
Valley Highway for discussion and public input. If more than 60
people attend, the Board will announce it necessary to re-locate to
the Fire Station Meeting Room (Upper Level) at 1714 Dover Road.
Should the Board of Selectmen decide that it is in the best interest
of the Town to go forward with the possible purchase, a special Town
Meeting will be scheduled where Epsom voters will decide whether or
not to purchase the property. The BOS welcomes any and all input on
this matter and encourages Epsom residents to attend the tour and
meeting on Monday April 22.
State Representative Carol McGuire, stated in her constituents
report SVS April 10, 2013 “...the House passed our version of the
budget...(by) downshifting costs to the counties...” This part of
her statement might lead one to believe that when we receive our
2013 property tax bills, including an approximate 6% increase, it’s
the fault of Democrats now controlling the Legislature. Not so.
This 6% property tax increase is the result of the 2010-11
Republican Legislature, including so-called Free Staters, which
downshifted previous State obligations to local governments. The
Democratic budget has not been signed into law thus not yet