Epsom Town Band Concerts to Begin!
The Epsom Town Band will begin its summer concert series on Friday,
July 17th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Webster Park. The band has
increased its membership as well as its repertoire of musical
selections under the leadership of Jim Lukeman from Manchester.
The concerts will feature old-time favorites including marches,
overtures, themes from musicals, and other popular songs from the
past. Several new selections will also be performed. Additional
concerts are scheduled for the Fridays of July 24th and July 31st.
The band will also perform on Saturday, August 8th, at 6:30 p.m.
during Epsom’s Old Home Day celebration.
Mark your calendars now, invite your friends and family, and plan to
attend these concerts in the park! For more information, please
contact Penny or Bruce Graham at 736-9044.
Congratulations to Marissa Kibbee who was named to the dean’s list
for the spring semester at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.
She is a health science/pre-physical therapy major.
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Jacob Courser of
Epsom has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2015.
Letter To The Editor
Young people today have no idea the financial mess that the
“Greatest generation” and the “Baby-boomers” have created.
The “Boomers” should, at least, make an attempt to clean up their
mess before dumping it on future generations.
Two things would make for a good start.
Scrap the present tax code.
Americans need to get rid of the present tax code and enact a single
national tax, be it an income tax or a national sales tax, with a
single rate for all, no deductions, no exemptions, including no
deduction for interest on mortgage payments and/or home equity
No capital gains tax. No tax on interest or dividends.
Just one single tax on either income or retail sales.
Everyone pays it.
Concerned about the poor; keep the rate low. Very low.
Hand in hand with one low national tax rate goes a reduction in the
size and, in particular, the scope of the Federal government:
Every reduction in the size and scope of the federal government
allows the market to expand that much more, which is exactly what is
Therefore, for starters, abolish the Departments of Agriculture,
Commerce, Transportation, Labor, Energy, and Education.
All property over which any of those departments has direct
ownership or manages on behalf of the federal government, be it
land, buildings, vehicles, or equipment, should be turned over to
the state in which such property is located.
Between the market and, to a lesser extent, state and local
government, any voids in services that should be filled, could and
would be filled.
Free from governmental interference, the production of all kinds of
goods and services, new and old, would take off almost immediately.
As a result of increased production, millions of Americans would be
far better off than they are now.
E.C.S. Donates $1,000 to Help Heroes
By Emily Duffy
On Friday, June 10th, Epsom Central School’s Student Council
gathered outside on the school’s green and handed Joe Byron of Honor
Flight New England a large check.
Honor Flight is a nonprofit program that sends World War II veterans
to Washington, D.C. For one amazing day, these heroes of the Second
World War tour our nation’s capital while having a large police
escort; visiting monuments, and meeting the grateful people that
they helped to protect.
According to Honor Flight’s statistics, about 1,000 WWII veterans
are dying each day and some of them have not even seen the capital
of the nation that they served for. It is of the utmost importance
to send these veterans to D.C. before it is too late.
Honor Flight New England charters airplane flights to D.C. These
planes are full of happy people. The veterans do not have to pay a
single cent to go on this trip that many have described as “one of
the best days in my life,” generous donations pay for them.
As a student, you are sure to remember being excited for Pajama Day,
or Hat Day, rushing into class and giving your teacher a dollar.
Little did you know, but every time you gave your teacher a dollar
for a student council sponsored event, you were donating money to a
VERY good cause.
Together, Student Council raised an incredible $994! Student
Council’s leader, Mrs. Palermo, decided to give the last six
dollars, making the total money collected $1,000. Mr. Byron was very
happy to receive the money.
If you would like to donate more money to this
honorable cause, send a check to P.O. Box 16287 Hooksett, NH 03106.
For more information on Honor Flight, call 603-518-5368 or visit
Epsom Food Pantry
Good Day. Needless to say, we have all been busy at the Pantry
doing our assigned duties. The Pantry continues to be a source of
much needed food to our members.
Lately we seem to need a little more help, so here it goes with a
few wants: cereal, bags of white rice, jelly, cake mixes, raisins,
canned fruit, and applesauce.
The garden the Scouts are growing looks great. I want to thank the
gentleman who wants to be nameless for his generous donation of
eggs. They are so appreciated. Enjoy the warm weather and watch
out for the sharks.
Until next time,
Laurence “Larry” Yeaton
Epsom – Laurence D. “Larry” Yeaton, 66, a lifelong Epsom resident,
passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from a work
Larry was born in Concord to the late Theodore and Marjorie (Fowler)
Yeaton. He was a 1967 graduate of Pembroke Academy and earned his
degree in Industrial Arts from Keene State College in 1972.
Larry worked for the former Jordan Milton, now Milton Cat, as a
field service mechanic for 43 years.
Active in his community, Larry was a baseball coach, Boy Scout
Leader, and a member of the New Rye Church, the Odd Fellows, the
Concord Church Bowling League, and the Graniteers Model T Club. He
was a former Epsom Selectman.
Larry enjoyed being with his family, performing in the town variety
show, collecting antique cars, farming, and lending a helping hand
to anyone any time. As a Scoutmaster, Larry was proud to help three
of his scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, one of them being his
Larry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary (Wheeler) Yeaton and
his three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeremy and Nancy, Keith and
Melissa, and Matthew Yeaton. He also leaves his grandchildren, who
were his pride and joy, Trevor, Wyatt, Skylar, and Jaedyn; his
brothers, Steve (Audrey) Yeaton and Mickey Yeaton; sisters, Sue
Bailey and Jane (Bill) Virgin; and aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews, as well as cousins.
The family is so thankful for the support shown during this
Services took place on Saturday, June 20th, at the New Rye Union
Congregational Church, with burial following in the New Rye
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: ESSA Larry Yeaton
Award Fund through TD Bank to be used as a future scholarship for a
student in an agricultural/mechanical field.
An on-line guestbook is available at