On Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM the Epsom Public Library will host
award-winning and bestselling novelist Margaret Porter who will
speak about her latest book, “A Pledge of Better Times” The
characters step from the pages of history: Lady Diana de Vere and
Charles Beauclerk confront betrayals, scandals, and tragedies that
threaten to divide them. Neither the privileges of birth
nor proximity to the throne can ensure their security, their
advancement – or their happiness.
Margaret’s research took her to palaces and aristocratic residences
in addition to major research libraries. A former Epsom resident,
Margaret returns to Great Britain annually to research her books.
Epsom Public Library June Youth Events
Super Hero/Heroine Breakfast: Saturday, June 20th at 9:30 am. Join
the fun as we celebrate our favorite heroes and heroines featured in
books, movies and television. Dress in your favorite costume and
enjoy stories, breakfast and a craft! All ages are welcome! Space is
limited so sign up at the circulation desk or call the library!
Summer Reading Program Sign Ups: June 22nd thru July 2nd This year’s
theme, “Every Hero Has a Story” features an early literacy program
for toddlers and preschoolers, and a program for youth in grades
K-5. Teens have their own program, “Unmask: Discover the Hero
Within.” Come into the library to sign up, pick up a SRP packet
which includes a full schedule of events, and a book mark. We will
also have raffle tickets for prizes each week during the summer. For
more information call Mrs. Benner. FAMILY MOVIE: The Spongebob
Movie: Sponge Out of Water! , Monday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm. The
movie is rated PG and popcorn and drinks will be provided!
TEEN EVENT: Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group: Tuesday, June
16th 6 pm. The group will be reading, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by
Holly Black. Refreshments will be provided. Copies of the book are
available at the library.
Letter To The Editor
Our country is the first and only country founded upon the belief
that every citizen has a right to their life, liberty, and the right
to own and control their own property.
While our founding fathers were primarily concerned with securing
political and religious freedom, their emphasis on the right of
every citizen to own and control their own property led straight to
the creation of the market economy.
As a result of the market economy, for the first 100 to 120 years of
our existence, mankind made the greatest leap forward in history
with regard to the standard of living. We went from cabins and
candles to electricity, the light bulb, telephone, automobiles,
Beginning around 1900, another idea came along: socialism, a system
under which the government controls/regulates virtually every aspect
of life, money, credit, land, income, business, education, and the
In Europe, socialism was first tried in Russia and Germany with
catastrophic consequences. Millions of people systematically
murdered by their own government.
In the United States, socialism has been implemented piecemeal.
First with the establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913
and then with the “New Deal” in the 1930’s. Ever since then, we
have been adopting more and more socialistic policies and
As government has expanded its control, individual freedom has
shrunk and the market economy hampered/crippled to the point where
even the government is trying desperately to get it going again.
Americans are slowly killing the goose that laid the golden egg,
i.e., the market economy.
No coincidence that Americans have never been less free than they
And that the poverty that socialism invariably brings is just over
Restoring the market economy, unhampered by government, is the key
to restoring freedom and prosperity. It is still
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To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
After a three week break, the House met to vote on all remaining
Senate bills. Probably the most important was SB179, clarifying
requirements for voting and requiring a 30 day domicile in New
Hampshire before voting. This was debated at length, mostly on the
new 30 day requirement, and passed, 211-145. I voted for it because
it makes it harder for people just passing through the state to vote
here, as has been the case for campaign workers and other
transients, but should not affect actual residents.
Another very important bill, also debated at length, was SB133,
which would reform the workers’ compensation system. The committee
had developed a complex methodology for the Insurance department to
develop a database of costs for typical procedures, which the Labor
department would use to resolve conflicts between providers and
insurors. They believed that it would cut costs for workers’ comp,
which is very expensive in New Hampshire. Dan and I were convinced
that it was a price-fixing scheme, and he spoke against the
committee amendment. It failed, 132-198, and a simpler amendment –
only repealing the requirement that workers’ comp medical bills must
be paid as presented – passed, 231-100. SB133 passed, 264-67.
We finished the day by debating SB213, which creates a study
committee to examine the distribution of rooms & meals tax revenue.
This is distributed to towns in accordance to their populations, and
towns with lots of tourist attractions (Hampton, Conway, Portsmouth)
feel that they don’t get enough to cover the expenses of producing
that revenue. SB213 was not killed, 122-180, then passed by
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
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Representative Carol McGuire
Epsom Food Pantry
Well, another busy week at the Pantry. That marvelous garden that
the Girl Scouts are working on looks just wonderful. We are so
fortunate to have Master Gardener, Nancy Heath, in our town to help
these young people.
On that note, folks, the Pantry could use a little help in canned
goods of really any variety, as we have been extra busy and our
sources have cut back. This affects us, of course. We are truly
grateful for anything. Also, our phone is giving us a fit lately so
if you call and cannot get an answer, call me until we get it up and
running (219 3025).
Again, many thanks to that wonderful church St. Stephens in
Pittsfield. They never forget our Pantry. Aren’t we lucky. Have a
good week and water those gardens as we are looking forward to fresh
Until next time,