The Epsom Public Library celebrates spring with an exhibit of
paintings by Chichester residents Frank Curatolo and Richard Pratt.
Works in watercolor, acrylic and oil are included in this bright
display that features a variety of genres, from landscapes to
The exhibit runs through May 4 and may be viewed
during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 7
pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. For more information, call 736-9920
Corey Pinsonneault of Epsom has been named to the Dean’s list at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the Fall 2012 semester. The
dean’s list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point
averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no
grades below “C.” Pinsonneault studies Aeronautical Engineering.
Great “Mac & Cheese” Cook Off News
April 6th is the big day. The Epsom Fire Auxiliary and the
Epsom-Chichester Lions are having a grand Macaroni and Cheese
Cook-Off Supper at the Epsom Fire Hall on Route 4 in Epsom. Who will
be the greatest? The Fire Auxiliary or the Lions?
You will have an opportunity to decide who makes the greatest
Macaroni and Cheese in the Epsom area. Voting will take place
through out the event that is being held from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Salad, a dessert and drinks will also be served.
Bring the whole family to decide the greatest Macaroni and Cheese
cooks in the area. No professionals, just the best cooks around will
Proceeds will benefit the Epsom Fire Department equipment fund and
the Epsom-Chichester Lions Club community funds.
We are looking forward to having a “fun” time.
SAU #53 Child Screening
Do you have concerns about your child’s overall development? SAU
#53, the School Districts of Pembroke, Allenstown, Chichester,
Deerfield, and Epsom, has scheduled a child screening on Wednesday,
April 10, 2013 at the Allenstown Elementary School, Allenstown, NH.
A child screening is a free screening of your child’s abilities in
speech, vision, hearing, motor, and learning skills. The screening
is administered by an Occupational and Speech Therapist and Special
To be eligible for the free screening:
• The child must live within SAU #53
• A parent/guardian must accompany the child
• The child must be under 6 years of age
• Please call for an appointment
For an appointment, please contact Christine Howe at
485-4474, ext. 243 or email:
Parents with concerns about children 6 years old and over should
contact Anthony Blinn, Special Education Coordinator AES and ARD, at
Epsom Public Library
The library will be showing the movie Lincoln on Wednesday, April
10, at 7:00 p.m.
You are invited to an Opening Reception at the library featuring the
combined art work of Chichester artists Dick Pratt and Frank
Curatolo. Working primarily in acrylics and watercolors, the artists
together cover a diverse range of styles and subject matter, from
whimsical to traditional. The reception will be held Saturday
morning, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Coffee and donuts will be
served. The paintings will be one display thru the month of April.
Epsom Public Library Children’s Events
On Wednesday, April 10th at 2:30 pm (Early Release for ECS) join us
for the “Best Animated Feature Film” Rise of the Guardian’s, rated
PG. Great fun for the whole family! Snacks and drinks will be
Story Time on Tuesday, April 16th at 1:30 pm will feature dinosaur
stories followed by the children’s movie “Land before Time, Through
the Mists.” Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
To celebrate National Library Week, the library will have a special
Story Time/Breakfast celebrating children’s author, Eric Carle on
Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 am. The fun begins with story time
featuring such favorites as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Pancakes,
Pancakes and The Very Busy Spider. Breakfast follows with pancakes,
make your own caterpillar kabob, donuts and beverages. After
breakfast children can make a caterpillar craft. Reservations are
required as seating is limited and can be made by calling the
library at 736-9920.
Epsom Historical Association
The Epsom Historical Association would like to thank all the
participants of our “Musical Memories” program on Sunday. Everyone
in attendance had a wonderful time and enjoyed singing with you. The
winners of the March 2013 Raffle were: Norman Drew – 1st prize
($500.00), Pat Crafts – 2nd prize ($300.00) and Chuck Brown – 3rd
prize ($200.00). We thank everyone for their support of this
fundraiser. Stop in and visit us at Epsom’s Historic Center on
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:
This week, the House voted 189-184 to repeal the “stand your ground”
law. HB135 was debated for almost two hours, with several amendments
proposed but not accepted. It wasn’t quite a party line vote: three
Republicans voted for the bill, 17 Democrats against. HB451,
repealing the requirement for a concealed carry license, was debated
heatedly, with disagreements on reciprocity and the value of
forbidding criminals from getting a license. It didn’t look as
though any minds were changed, and the bill was killed, 226-114.
HB617, the gas tax, had been amended by the Ways and Means Committee
to be a 12¢ increase over three years. A floor amendment to limit
the amount spent on “traffic supervision” to 1% of the total failed,
146-217, as the opponents insisted that the state police could only
be funded from the gas tax. Total nonsense, as half their budget
comes from the general fund anyway; they just don’t want to fight
other priorities. After two hours, the bill passed, 206-158, with
Dan and I opposed.
I argued against my committee in favor of HB398, which eliminates a
special privilege some state employees have, “banking” their
accumulated leave to help fatten their pensions if they take a
management position. It was killed, 182-177, much closer than I
expected, considering all the Democrats on the committee voted
against the bill.
HB619, the drone bill, was tabled 278-87 since there was yet another
amendment submitted, and the committee (but not the sponsor)
believed that the language of the amendments was inadequate. By
tabling the bill, proponents can work on it and submit a more
carefully crafted bill for next year.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than can fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire