The Epsom Public Library will show the Family Movie, “ Song of the
Sea” on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30 pm. The movie is rated PG and
popcorn and drinks will be provided.
On Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM the Epsom Library will be showing
the move, “The Imitation Game”. Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch
plays the role of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan
Turing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists,
chess champions and intelligence officers, Turing was credited with
cracking the so-called “unbreakable” codes of Germany’s World War
II Enigma machine. “The Imitation Game” follows a genius who under
nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save
millions of lives. By anchorbayent This movie is rated PG-13.
Epsom Central School Honor/Effort Roll Term 2 2014-2015
Epsom Central School would like to congratulate the following
students on their Honor and Effort Roll status for Term Two.
Grade 3 Effort Roll
Daisy Baldner, Sean Bonisteel,Taylor Cotnoir, Madeline Decker,
Madison Emerson, Joshua Goyette, Emma Hahn, Alex Hanson, Alyssa
LaValley, Matthew Lyon, Isabelle May
Grade 4 Effort Roll
Laurel Beauchesne, Lauren Bennett, Samantha Canning, Alivia Duffy,
Benjamin Dugas, Joslynn Hurley, Owen Michael, Angelica Whitney
Grade 4 High Honor Roll
Alivia Duffy, Benjamin Dugas, Owen Michael, Angelica Whitney
Grade 4 Honor Roll
Daniel Adams-Gagne, Laurel Beauchesne, Lauren Bennett, Connor
Bouchard, Samantha Canning, Nathaniel Decker, Kylie Flewelling,
Nikolai Gentes, Joslynn Hurley, John (J.T.) Keane, Jack Manchester,
Christian Noel, Xander Noel, Francesca Pagano, Landon Pearson,
Grade 5 High Honor Roll
Emily Downey, Lucas Fries, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ethan Katsirebas,
Nolan Smagula, Demetrios Tsirovakas
Grade 5 Honor Roll
Sarah Bennett, Destiny-Ann Bilodeau, Nathan Clark, Patrick Keane,
Robert Kelsea, Chloe Lacourse, Megan Lawrence, Lillian May, Kati
Mills, Austin Perreault, Hunter Perreault, Dominic Rosario, Madison
Roux, Gage Sargent, Matthew Tetreault, Colin Wills
Grade 6 High Honor Roll
Reilly Beaulieu, Shawn Burrows, Alexis Carignan, Hayden Goyette,
Taylor LeBlanc, Paige Merrill, Giovanni Minasalli, Owen Thomas,
Savannah Wallace, Nick Whitney, Jordan Whittier
Grade 6 Honor Roll
Harrison Army, Kaycee Blodgett, Alexandra Canning, Logan Commerford,
Mason Cummings, Kylee Fontaine, Camryn Gatchell, Iris Hall, Sarah
Josephson, Alaina King,Connor Lawrence, Madeline Manchester,
Samantha Muise, Mitra Nutter, Saige Reed, Graeme Roberts, Casey
Rondeau, Cassidy Rondeau, Robert Silva, Samantha Squires
Grade 7 High Honor Roll
Nathan Carter, Nathan Fries, Ashley Gatchell
Grade 7 Honor Roll
Peter Apgar, Christopher Bouchard, Madison Bowen, Kaelyn Dekraai,
Nadia Kozinski, Austin Ladd, Eileen Manteau, Calvin Michael,
Madison Prusia, Cayla Rondeau, Mitchell Stebbins
Grade 8 High Honor Roll
Madison Bennett, Abigail Downey, Emily Duffy, Alyssa Hubbard,
Katherine Muise, Katelyn Young
Grade 8 Honor Roll
Christian Army, Jarrod Bingham, Jane Bradley,
Connor Canning, Autumn Chase, Macey Cotnoir, Hunter Evans, Nathan
Lamontagne, Kassidy Larson, Kelsey Larson, Benjamin Lewis, Connor
Manteau, Jakob Mavity, Hannah May, Erin McFarland, Lucciano
Minasalli, Ashton Ramsdell, Tyler Tripp
Letter To The Editor
“What do we mean by the American Revolution?” asked John Adams in a
letter to Hezekiah Niles in 1818.
“Do we mean the American War?
[No] The Revolution was effected before the war commenced.
The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people... this
radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and
affections of the people was the real American Revolution.”
What was the “radical change” Adams spoke of?
In 1760 most Americans viewed themselves as loyal subjects of the
king. His word was law. Disobeying him inconceivable.
By 1775, most Americans viewed the King as the biggest single threat
to their right to life, liberty and to own and control their own
The “change” Adams spoke of was that in the years between
approximately1760 and 1775, most Americans adopted as their own John
Locke’s concept of Natural Law, i.e., that every individual has a
right to their life, their liberty, and to own and control their own
As a result, Americans stopped seeing themselves as “subjects”.
Instead, they started seeing themselves as individuals having
certain rights, rights that should be protected by their government,
Most Americans today view government in much the same way as
Americans viewed the King before the revolution.
Most Americans today all but worship government.
They cannot imagine life with so much as one less government
program, department, or worker.
Despite all the flag waiving (sic) and chest-pounding, most
Americans do not have the desire, the will, or the courage to be
They are, in fact, petrified at the very thought of being free and
the responsibilities that come with being free.
For that very reason, we need another revolution... a radical change
in the hearts and minds of the American people...
Letter To The Editor
Spring is here and what a beautiful day!
Spring work is going fine…
We are scheduling a special joint meeting with me, the engineer Tom
French, the Board of Selectmen and the residents of Chestnut Pond
Road to come in and discuss their concerns on the proposed paving to
Chestnut Pond Road on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm. If
interested, please meet in the Town Offices Meeting Room.
Have a wonderful day and week.
Your Road Agent
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House met very briefly. SB101, prohibiting the state
from mandating Common Core, had a confusing debate; the proponents
talked about how wonderful common Core is, and then insisted it
wasn’t mandated! Our discussions with school board members have
shown that most school boards think it is – so clarifying that
detail seemed important. SB101 passed, 202-138.
SB195, encouraging (not requiring) schools to teach cursive
handwriting and multiplication tables, was also debated, both on the
merits of learning cursive and whether or not we should require it
(or “encourage” it!) It finally passed, 186-155; I voted against
after finally deciding that we shouldn’t “encourage” teaching
I proposed an amendment to SB181, which allowed Fish & Game to
impose a new registration fee for hunter education classes, making
the fee a credit against a hunting license. The committee chair
opposed this amendment, claiming that the department was unable to
put the fee into the same account they used for license fees – and
revealing that the hunter education classes were fully funded by
federal funds, so the registration fee would displace federal money!
I wasn’t the only one who thought that Fish & Game was poorly
managed: the amendment passed, 183-162, but the bill was then
tabled, by the committee, 188-158.
SB47, repealing authorization of subminimum wages for disabled
people, was only before us for the speeches. It passed by
acclamation. SB16, exempting slalom water skiers from needing an
observer on board, passed without debate. SB46, creating a 45-member
commission on radio interoperability, was briefly debated and
passed, 214-124; I voted against it because I had doubts about a 45
member group being able to accomplish anything.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Loudon Village Arts At The Epsom Public Library
Currently on display at the Epsom Library is a selection of
paintings by members of Loudon Village Arts: Martha Butterfield,
Frank Curatolo, Edna Greenfield, Ken Krzewick, Frank Moulin, Dick
Pratt and Anthony Williams. A vibrant exhibit by a multi-talented
group, the show includes works in oil, acrylics, pastels and
watercolors in a wide range of subject matter, and is the perfect
welcome to the long-anticipated spring.
The exhibit runs through May 30 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 the
library at 736-9920 or visit