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May 8, 2013

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Help Samantha Weir fund her People to People Student Ambassador Trip to Western Canada. Join us for a fun night of Dancing with DJ Phil Miles, Friday, May 10, 2013 at Circle 9 Ranch, Epsom, NH from 8:00 pm  – 11 pm. BYOB


Donation: $15 per person. Light snacks provided and 50 / 50 Raffle.


Thank you for your support!


For tickets or information please call 603-491-3232 or 798-5600; hope to see you there. Please pass the word, share on Facebook, bring your family and a group of your friends too!



Due to unforeseen circumstances the Epsom Central School Class of 2014 has had to cancel the Goodthrift Fundraiser. Please support your local thrift stores with your donations.



Epsom Public Library


The musical Les Miserables will be shown at the library on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same title, the plot takes place in 19th Century France. The leading character, Jean Valjean, has been hunted for years by the ruthless, but idealistic, law enforcer, Javert, after Valjean breaks his parole. (He had been incarcerated and at hard labor for years for simply stealing a loaf of bread for someone who badly needed it.) When a factory worker, Fantine, is on her death bed, Valjean agrees to look after her daughter, Cosette. This decision forever changes their lives. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway star.


Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.


Thanks to a grant from the NH Humanities Council, the Friends of the Library are pleased to announce the presentation of “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region” on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.


The Epsom Central School’s Artists Reception will be held at the library on Monday, May 13, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.


The exhibit itself, which will be at the library from May 11 – June 22, will feature the art work of many ECS students of all grades. Art teacher Joann Teune said that all kinds of projects will be on display.  Families and friends of the students are cordially invited to attend the reception and to stop in to view the students’ work.


The movie Foodfight! (Rated PG) will be shown Wednesday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. This is an early-release day for ECS.  The animated comedy features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Eva Longoria, and Hilary Duff.  Join the fun as some of the world’s most recognized food brands, Twinkie, Charlie the Tuna, etc., take on the devilish Brand X. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.



iPads, Smartphones, and Other Forms Of Torture?


Your children have given you a new device such as a Smartphone, an iPhone, an iPad, an eBook, etc.  Wonderful.  Except you don’t know how to even turn it on! Do not despair! Help is here. A volunteer is available on Saturday mornings to help you with any problems you are having with your device.  This is by appointment only.



Epsom Central School Staff and Faculty

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Kimmy Kiley, Cafeteria


A visitor to the ECS kitchen is hesitant to interrupt Kimmy in her mid-morning preparation of French toast sticks, but she soon walks over with a pleasant smile and a hint of cinnamon about her. She has been working since 6:30 and has helped serve a good breakfast to over 20 children. Next on the agenda are milk, snacks, or ice cream. The bulk of food prep, however, is for the four midday lunch periods, each accommodating two grades.


Kimmy, along with Rita Kiley (Kimmy’s Mom) and Ruth Bachelder, make up the cafeteria team called “The Gourmet Gals” by the teachers. Kimmy is proud to tell anyone that her team prepares most of the food they serve from scratch. Today’s lunch, aside from the toast sticks will be homemade turkey soup with fruits and vegetables. Tomorrow, they’ll serve spaghetti pie and the next day ham and cheesy rice. Healthy yogurt trays and salads are always available, but not too popular on pizza days, when 440 pizza slices are swiftly devoured by children and staff alike. On average, over 270 children are served lunch every day.


Kimmy graduated from Hesser College with a degree in Massage Therapy, and started at ECS in 2006. She loves children and always wanted a job where she could see them throughout the day. Kimmy also loves working with Ruthie and her Mom. She says that, “We are a true team and get along very well with one another.” With regard to Epsom children, Kimmy says that, “They are very well behaved, polite, and respectful.” She lives in Barnstead with her parents, sister, and nieces. Kimmy’s family is her biggest preoccupation. Throughout college, she played three sports, four when she could, and stays active by coaching girls soccer at Bishop Brady. Kimmy also helps coach the ECS softball team. She loves walking and playing with her three dogs and riding her motorcycle during nice weather.



Epsom Public Library News


The Epsom Public Library will show the family movie “Foodfight” on Wednesday, May 15th at 2:30 pm; early release for Epsom Central School. This animated comedy is rated PG. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information call 736-9920.


Story Time is on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. and features stories, songs and crafts. Lego Club is Thursday at 3:30 pm. The library has a great selection of legos. Children are encouraged to make a lego creation and display it in the library. Toddler Time is Wednesdays at 10 am. Mrs. Benner would like to thank everyone who helped make our “Eric Carle” event such a great success. The children and their families enjoyed stories, a pancake breakfast and a caterpillar craft.





To my constituents,

I’ve been assigned to the committee working on the casino gambling bill.  We’re taking this issue much more seriously this time because we’re the last stop.  Previously, Governor Lynch opposed gambling so there was no chance it would pass.  Now, both the Senate and the Governor favor it, so the final decision is up to the House.


The bill, SB152, would license a single, large casino, probably at Rockingham Park in Salem.  The big bucks would come from video slot machines, but it would also have table games like blackjack.


I oppose the bill as is for several reasons:


• It creates an unconstitutional monopoly by both part 1 article 10 and part 2 article 83 of the NH constitution.


• Having only one casino is simply a bad idea.  It will cannibalize existing hospitality businesses by denying them the ability to compete on gambling.  Monopolies tend to be more expensive and/or provide poorer quality than competitive businesses.  Also, this might satisfy the gambling urges of those in south-central New Hampshire, what about everyone else?


• There is some evidence that as much as 60% of the casino’s profits will come from problem gamblers.  I’m all for letting people gamble if that is what they like, but it is very hard to vote for something knowing in advance that it will cause many bankruptcies, divorces and other problems.


• Rather than spending the casino revenue on tax relief, just goes to those programs that didn’t quite make the cut into the $11B state budget.


I would be very interested in hearing from you on this issue.


Rep. Dan McGuire

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To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield:

This week, my committee met to hear SB44, disposal of controlled drugs by law enforcement, which had been approved as policy and sent to us for the rule making requirements. Apparently four different agencies are involved in this program, so it’s no wonder the rules are tangled!


We also heard a non-germane amendment to SB90, a study committee on veterans’ preference, which would extend the commission on veterans’ post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. This commission is nearly finished with its initial report, but since the sponsor wants to refocus it to develop action plans rather than just studies, she hopes to continue the commission until the new definition is passed next year.


We also met to recommend three bills. SB184, exempting conservation officers from state licensing for EMS, was unanimously approved since Fish & Game vigorously supports training them as “wilderness first responders” which is more appropriate for their actual duties.


SB189, combining the plumbing board with the gas fitters, water well and fuel oil technicians, is an updated version of last year’s HB517. The subcommittee amendment cleaned up the language a bit, but essentially kept the agreement reached by the professional groups and the state Fire Marshal’s office. Two members objected because this decreased the amount of on the job training time required for a gas fitter’s license, but they were confusing the time needed to gain troubleshooting expertise with the minimum needed to start working alone. Safety in basic gas installations is not that complex.


SB116, combining the natural gas and propane licenses, had been incorporated into SB189. The committee voted to retain SB116 in case problems appeared in that bill, as happened last year.


Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details than can fit here.


Representative Carol McGuire

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To Epsom residents:

Our Town Selectman are dividing personal adventures at the town’s expense by trying to keep taxpayers in the same old style that the town is being run. Let’s not be afraid  modernize our town for future plan. The proposal for the town to purchase The Pathfinders Academy, the town will be asked if us taxpayers should purchase this property for approximately $285,000. The building has approximately $990,000 value. The area is spacious, lots of growth potential, and better yet the buildings can earn the town more revenue, ultimately reducing taxpayers taxes.


The Meetinghouse and  Old Town Hall renovations will cost taxpayers more dollars, that’s not the way I’d like to see use of tax dollars. The Meetinghouse and Old Town Building Committees should look for new ways to generate dollars for these buildings without using our tax dollars. Try Fund One site, your mission could be self funded.


I would support the purchase of the Pathfinders property across from the police station. I would support funding for maintenance of buildings, however not renovating.


Epsom taxpayers and residents keep your eyes and hears opened, we have been blinded by proposals many times. Don’t let the wool be pulled over your eyes again.


Deborah Sargent

Epsom, NH



Hello Golfers And Friends!

Epsom Youth Athletic Association 2nd Annual Golf Tournament! 


Time to register your team and/or sponsor a hole in the 2013 Golf Tournament!


Tournament Date is - Sunday, June9th at the Loudon Country Club


Rain or Shine, 8AM Tee-Off/Shot Gun Start, Lunch/Prizes/Awards, Registration Fee for a Team is $300, Single Registration - $80 per person, Hole Sponsorship - $150. Please send in hole sponsorship forms no later than - May 18th. Please send in your team registration forms no later than - May 25th. You can find the forms on our website: Return all forms to EYAA PO Box 387, Epsom, NH 03234 - Attention - Jenn


For more information contact Jenn Prusia – [email protected]






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