The Epsom Library will be showing the movie,”My Old Lady” on
Tuesday, February 17 at 2:00 PM. Academy Award winners Kevin Kline
and Maggie Smith star in this witty and heartfelt drama about
surprising inheritances and unexpected connections. Popcorn and soda
will be served. If there is a snow storm, please call the Library
at 736-9920 to determine if we are open.
Novices, Pros or in betweens
Submitted By Nancy Heath
UNH Cooperative Extension
Volunteers (individuals/groups) are needed for garden projects
enhancing Epsom historical buildings and new library.
Projects include: Establishing Circa 1900 period garden at Epsom
Historical Association (old library) with perimeter garden of Native
American plants. The Old Town Hall gardens need revitalizing. We
also need decorative greenery for the Meeting House (no formal
garden planning yet).
For the new library, Librarian Nancy Claris would like to see a
children’s vegetable garden located outside the children’s reading
room. The fresh veggies to be donated to the Epsom Food Pantry.
All who are interested, please send an email to
[email protected] (subject line: Epsom gardens) or call 603-736-9428. Thank
Letter To The Editor
In the past couple of weeks I have introduced myself as a candidate
running for the position of Road Agent in Epsom. I have previously
outlined some of the steps I would take to more efficiently and
effectively operate the Highway Department, if elected.
As your Road Agent, I would utilize the work program offered by the
NH Department of Corrections. This program allows towns to take
advantage of minimal to no cost labor. It is a great program that
will assist me in accomplishing a great deal of labor intensive
work, and will also keep us on track with our everyday activities
that can’t be neglected.
The Highway Department’s budget is limited, therefore, in order to
get the most from our taxpayer dollars, working sensibly would be my
During the warmer months I will organize roadside clean-up days
throughout our town. I feel this type of interaction would give
residents the opportunity to provide suggestions, concerns and
possible deficiencies about our roads, while at the same time show
the respect we all have for our community.
I welcome any questions or comments you may have for
me, I can be reached by phone at 509-0595, or email at
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week the House met to consider a few bills and take care of
some housekeeping issues. Most importantly, ten bills were
reassigned from one committee to another, more appropriate one.
Various Representatives have introduced five petitions for redress
of grievances against the state government, and since they all
happened to deal with matters arising from family court, were asked
to be referred to the committee on Children and Family Law. This
wouldn’t require more than reading the reports and possibly holding
a public hearing. But leadership opposed even doing that, and the
motion failed, 135-272. Alan Turcotte was the only Representative
from the district to vote against this motion.
Twelve non-controversial bills were dealt with by one vote, and
HB115, repealing the law establishing how much of the highway fund
can be used for anything but roads and bridges, was amended and
passed without comment. The amendment simply added more recipients
to a report of how the highway fund is spent. The problem with
putting a limit like that into law is that future legislatures can
change the law if they want, and that clause has been repeatedly
HBB144, creating a study commission on the port authority, was
killed without discussion.
HB181, adding right to know requirements to “non-meetings” -
assemblies or conversations that are specifically exempt from right
to know requirements – was briefly debated and killed, 302-52. I
voted to kill it because it would require that email discussions
about pending legislation – exempt from right to know because only
Republicans are on the list, so this is a caucus – would need to be
noticed, reported, and minutes kept.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
To the voters of Epsom
I am a candidate for a 3 year term as Selectman in the March 10th
Having recently served as a Selectman for 3 years, I am well aware
of the responsibilities and the time commitment that go along with
If elected, I would work closely with the other Selectmen to ensure
that our town government works efficiently to provide the services
that Epsom residents need while at the same time staying out of the
way of residents and businesses that want to live and prosper in our
A major goal that I would have as a Selectman is to look closely at
the ever-growing zoning ordinances that we as voters have put in
place over the years that now tend to be overly restrictive, not
only to business owners, but also private homeowners.
I have had the pleasure of serving with many dedicated public
officials in my 9 years as a Selectman and a School Board member.
Working with Chris Bowes and Hugh Curley would be a great
opportunity to do the work needed to ensure that Epsom continues to
be a great town in which to reside and do business.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions and would appreciate your
support on Election Day.
To the inhabitants of Epsom, NH,
I am writing to acknowledge and thank the Epsom Road Agent, Gordon
Ellis and the rest of the crew that keeps our roads passable despite
the many recent severe snow storms. Despite the fact that I live on
a gravel, dead-end road and have never missed a day of work due to
the road being impassable. I know Gordon to be a very conscientious,
hard working individual who has worked tirelessly throughout the
years to maintain our roads to the best of his ability. Thank you
Gordon and keep up the good work!
Letter To The Editor
Last year was a really good year and this year is going to be even
better. Last year, besides the everyday maintenances, such as
grading, brush cutting, ditching, dust control, pot hole repair and
many more, we did extensive work on Goboro, Highland and River
Roads, which amounts to many other things including paving. This
year we will be finishing the paving on Goboro and Highland and
finishing the shoulder work. This will pretty much finish up last
This year we are planning on reclaiming the gravel and pave the hill
on Chestnut Pond Road and also do some shim and overlay paving on
New Rye and New Orchard. And if things go well, do some spot shim
and overlay on some other roads.
This year we are also planning on replacing the culverts on Echo
Valley Farm Road with an open bottom box culvert with 80% of the
funds coming from the state bridge aid program, which gets its funds
from the gas tax we all pay.
Your Road Agent
Spinal Health seminar coming To Get Fit NH Epsom
Local Clinician to discuss importance of spinal health and posture
Get Fit NH has invited Dr. Chelsea Doughty of Archeus Chiropractic
and Wellness to discuss back pain issues with their clients and the
general public at 6pm on February 11 at their Epsom location,167 New
Orchard Road. As a clinician, Dr. Doughty pulls from her personal
experiences and professional expertise to guide her patients as they
pursue improved health. Her seminar, “Spinal Health: Who’s Got Your
Back?,” will offer important insight into how spinal balance impacts
overall health and also your ability to train and thrive.
Back pain is multi-faceted and often does not have a mechanical root
cause. Dr. Doughty will discuss what other issues can cause pain and
what impact that has on you and your family. She will focus on the
importance of posture for spinal health and go over some common
postural syndromes. Dr. Doughty will be giving examples of exercises
and cues to follow to make posture a priority throughout your day.
Much of the session will be informal and focus on question and
answers from those in attendance.
Letter To The Editor
Hey, I know my rights!
What do you have for rights?
You have a right to your life, your liberty, and the right to own
and control your own property. Period.
No one has a right to interfere with your right to life, liberty and
to own and control your own property and you have no right to
interfere with the equal rights of others.
The sole, legitimate purpose of government is to protect those
There is no right to a job, housing, food, medical care, a pension,
an education for your kids, or anything else.
You are free to pursue those things if you like, but nobody owes you
a job, housing, food, or anything else.
You may need or want one or more of the above-mentioned things, but
you have no right whatsoever to go to your neighbor and use force or
threats of force to compel your neighbor to give those things or to
give you the money to buy them.
Nor do you have a right to hire some thug to go to your neighbor in
your place and use force or threats of force to compel your neighbor
to give you any one or all those things or to give you the money to
And you certainly have no right to go to the government and have the
government go to your neighbor and use force or threats of force to
compel your neighbor to give those things or to give you the money
to buy them.
But that is precisely what most Americans do.
They run to the government to have the government do what they
themselves could not do without committing a crime.
All the while, telling themselves and anyone who will listen, what
fine, upstanding citizens they are.