Epsom Boy Scout Troop 80 is having a chicken dinner fundraiser on
Friday April 17th at the Epsom Fire Department from 5:00 PM to 7:30
PM to defer costs to attend the 53rd Annual West Point Boy Scout
Invitational Camporee at the United States Military Academy at West
Point, New York.
Adult prices are $6 each. Children ages 6 to 11 are $4 each.
Children 5 and under are free. Please come and support your local
Boy Scout Troop as they take a what could be one of their Boy Scout
trips of a lifetime.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Epsom Boy Scout
461 New Orchard Road
Epsom, NH 03234
Tuesday night, April 21 at 7:00 PM the Epsom Public Library will be
hosting Ruth Axelrod, University of New Hampshire Cooperative
Extension Master Gardner Volunteer, who will speak on “Easy Herbs
for Scent and Flavor.”
Whether grouped in an herb garden, grown in containers or scattered
throughout your ornamental beds, herbs can be used fresh or
preserved for the cold season. They make wonderful, inexpensive
gifts for friends and family.
In this seminar, learn what herbs to plant, how to prepare the soil,
how to care for, harvest and preserve them and how to use them in
delightful pot pourris and delicious cooking.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, I met with students from Pittsfield on their state house
visit. I couldn’t spend as much time with them as I would have
liked, because my committee was meeting to finish its work for the
year. SB168, clarifying that the DES commissioner, along with fish &
game, has the authority to recommend leases for shellfish
restoration in Great Bay, was debated on an amendment that deleted
some water quality criteria. Many conservation groups felt that the
agreement had been rushed, and there was no urgency to making this
change; much of the committee agreed. That amendment failed, 3-16,
but the bill was recommended to pass, 19-0.
SB16, authorizing use of rear view mirrors instead of an observer
for water skiers on a slalom course, was also debated on the risks
involved. Since this bill only allowed it in very restrictive
circumstances, and mirrors are allowed in other states (including
Florida) most of the committee believed it was the skiers’ choice.
We recommended it to pass, 14-5.
SB38, establishing a commission to develop a long term, integrated
plan for land conservation, was amended to cut the commission from
22 to 11 members and unanimously recommended to pass, as was SB80,
creating a study committee on rail trails, and SB173, a study
committee to look into a club plan for OHRVs, similar to the
snowmobile club system.
SB172, allowing 65” wide OHRVs (up from 62) on public trails in Coos
and Grafton counties, was debated and recommended to pass, 17-2,
since the 65” model is becoming standard and it’s allowed in Jericho
Mountain and some private trails – but not other public trails.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire