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Epsom NH News

July 1, 2015

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The Epsom Public Library will show the Family Movie, “The Dog Who Saved Summer,” on Monday, July 6th at 6:30 pm. The movie is rated PG and popcorn and drinks will be provided.


On Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 pm, the library is pleased to have the  Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Program, “High Flying Heroes.” Join us for this  fun science filled hands on journey through the basics of flight and aviation’s greatest heroes!


Registration is required for this special program as space is limited. Please sign up at the library circulation desk or call 736-9920 to register.



Congratulations to Shannon Yeaton of Epsom who has earned a spot on the spring 2015 Dean’s List at William Woods University.


A total of 205 William Woods University students were honored for academic accomplishments during the 2015 spring term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.



Letter To The Editor


The Fed.


Why hasn’t the Fed raised interest rates?


It has been talking about raising interest rates for years.


Obviously, raising interest rates must be important.


So why hasn’t the Fed raised rates? 


Unemployment is way down.


The stock market is in record territory.


If not now, when?


Does the Fed know something you don’t know?


Fact is, the Fed has a tiger by the tail.


The Fed knows that years of maintaining  artificially low interest rates along with its policy of credit expansion has led to all kinds of “malinvestments”, i.e., loans that shouldn’t have been made, construction projects that never should have happened, manufacturing facilities that never should have been built or expanded, and the like.


The Fed also knows that if/when it raises interest rates, those malinvestments will be revealed as unprofitable mistakes which will ultimately have to be liquidated.


And that means layoffs, business closings, loan defaults, and bankruptcies, with a significant drop in the stock market leading the way.


Been here before?


But, on the other hand, if the Fed doesn’t raise interest rates now, then business people will, because of the artificially low interest rates, continue to make more and more malivestments, thereby making the day of reckoning even worse.  


And while the Fed has some control over when it raises rates, it cannot keep interest rates artificially low forever and they know it.


Hence the Fed’s constant talk/threats about raising interest rates.


Unfortunately, thanks to the Fed, a recession/depression is already in the pipeline.


Once the Fed starts to raise interest rates, as it must do at some point, it will set in motion the events which will make the next recession/depression a reality.


Jack Kelleher



Letter To The Editor



SVS June 24: Jack Kelleher wrote “Scrap the present tax code.” I would bet good money that about 85% of Americans also agree. I’d also bet the 10 to 15% who want it left in tact are those who benefit from current tax code i.e. lawyers/accountants/loophole facilitators along with H&R Block, JacksonHewitt, TurboTax et al. So, why can’t Congress get this done?


I disagree with everything else on Mr. Kelleher’s list and there, I suppose, is the rub. Our country is split in half re role(s) of our Federal Government. Come fall (after gardening season is over), I will submit “My Top 10 Favorite Federal Departments/Agencies” and why I believe they are essential to a strong America.


Nancy Heath




Epsom Old Home Day’s

Aug 8th & 9th 2015

“Blast From The Past”


Come out and show your town spirit and enjoy the festivities. Aug.7th -traditional burying of the beans 5:45 pm.


Any one interested in participating and to register for our parade on Aug 8th, contact Dick Verville at 857-205-2841 or Georgia Perry at 736-8802.


For the Antique/Classic Cars contact Jay Beauchesne at 969-0914 or e-mail: [email protected].


For booth info contact Dick Frambach at 496-9404.


Sunday 9th 4K Road Race & 2K walk sponsored by Northeast Delta-Dental. For race info and to register go on line to:


For more details of the weekend events go to Inquiries: [email protected].


To be a general sponsor please make funds payable to Epsom Old Home Day Association. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please send all mail to Georgia Perry, 190 North Rd, Epsom, NH 03234.



Youth Baseball Camp returns to Pembroke


2015 IHB Youth Baseball Camp will take place Monday July 13th thru Thursday July 16th, 2015 9:00am to 1:00pm daily.   camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6 to 13. Camp will be held at Pembroke Academy High School.


The camp itself is a fundraising event with proceeds benefiting ChaD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth)  The Red Sox Foundation, NHHSBCA (NH High School Baseball Coaches Association) Scholarship and other charities.


Special Guests for this years camp include- Boston Red Sox/MLB Alumni Pitchers-Jim Corsi and Skip Lockwood, current players with the NH  Fishercats and Portland Seadogs, The New England Patriots Cheerleaders, Miss Teen NH USA 2015-  Eleanor Lathram, Laura from Greg and the Morning Buzz Morning Radio Talk show and much more.


Campers will receive  instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and then will play a double header baseball game each day.  Campers will also be treated to 2 tickets to the NH Fishercats home game, Friday Night July 17th vs Portland.


For more details and how to register go to  or contact John Bly  Assistantt Coach at Pembroke Academy HS Baseball at 603-558-1320 or email at [email protected]  



Epsom Library News


The Epsom Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program, “Escape the Ordinary” is up and running.  The first evening presentation will be Dan Szczesny, a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire, who will discuss his book, “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, a Hiking Journey of Discovery”,  on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 PM.  The book is a hiking memoir about a one-year, 225-mile journey through some of New Hampshire’s least known wilderness that Dan took with his 10-year-old foster daughter.  Amazon calls the book “a personal memoir and travelogue of two friends, a seasoned middle-aged climber and an energetic fourth-grader, as they set off on a bonding journey through the White Mountains that will change both their lives”.


Dan is also Associate Publisher of The Hippo, the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal.  He will have books available for purchase.  Perhaps a chance to buy an autographed copy for a Christmas gift.


Also save the date of July 21 when Liz Barbour of Creative Feast will be at the library cooking some dishes featuring fresh vegetables from her garden.  Reservations are required for this program.  Sign up at the front desk.  There will be more information in upcoming issues of The Sun.





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

This week the House had its last session until mid -September (probably.) We passed the budget, as negotiated between the House and the Senate, 196-161, mostly on a party line basis. Compared to the House budget, this one took advantage of improving revenues to put more money towards local schools and UNH, emergency shelters for the homeless and 10 more beds for the severely mentally at NH Hospital, replenishing the rainy day fund, and (marginally) cut business taxes. That position was debated: the claim that most of the benefit goes to large, out of state corporations is because those corporations also pay most of the taxes!


Then, since the governor had promised to veto the budget, we also passed a continuing resolution to fund the state government at 2015 levels for six months. Democrats argued to use the new budget’s numbers, since that increased funding for mental health and other priorities, but the motion was defeated as cherry-picking the budget, since very few of the law changes (and definitely not the business tax cuts) would be included in this resolution. I spoke in favor of the resolution because with better revenue estimates, we could fund other priorities: school building aid, more for charter schools, state aid to local wastewater plants, or more revenue sharing to communities. And we could use the expected surplus from this budget to fund one-time expenses, rather than operating expenses: fix the first responder radio incompatibility, finish gold-plating the State House dome, polish the state’s websites so they’re more effective and more user friendly.


The governor has vetoed the budget already, so it’s a good thing we had the continuing resolution ready.


Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details than fit here.


Representative Carol McGuire

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"Shining a New Hope” – That’s what’s happening at Epsom Bible Church!  The gathering at 398 Black Hall Road welcome Ric Garland as their new Lead/Teaching Pastor.  “There’s an excitement stirring,” says one of the Elders; “A brand new anticipation of what God is going to do in and through all of us!  You can see it on the faces of those walking through the door.”  Ric arrives at E.B.C. after serving with an international ministry for over 34 years, whose focus was reaching youth with the Gospel.  His heartbeat is for discipleship and creating personal opportunity for the Spirit of God to work a revival in individual’s hearts.  He arrives with great zeal and passion and an obvious heart to encourage and strengthen everyone who he becomes in contact with.  Ric is crazy in love with his wife of 32 years, Ellen who serves alongside of him loving on women of all ages and loving being a Pastor’s wife!  They have 3 grown children and two grandchildren.  Ric and Ellen are ready and watching for a living God to do a mighty work at E.B.C.  We welcome YOU to join us at 10:30 Sunday mornings!




Sandra Eileen Baker


Epsom – Sandra Eileen Baker, 79, passed away on June 19, 2015 at the Presidential Oaks Health Care Center in Concord.


The daughter of the late Orrin and Elsie (Johnson) Davis, Sandra was born on October 9, 1935 in Manchester.


She worked various jobs during her life, including work at Pawtuckaway State Park, NH Ball Bearings, Aubuchon’s Hardware, and Millapore, where she worked for more than 20 years. In addition she was a volunteer at the Concord Hospital as a medication bridge and senior companion.


She loved her family first and foremost, but also enjoyed the beach, NASCAR, animals, gardening, camping, and hockey.  She was a 65 year member of the Grange and a 47 year member of the Rebekahs, and had held various offices in both. 


She was predeceased by her husband Leonard Baker, who died in 1996 and to whom she had been married 42 years and her sister Virginia Churchill. 


Sandra is survived by 2 daughters and their husbands, Wanda Boston and Robert of Pittsfield, and Donna Frost and Robert of Epsom; 7 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren.  She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


A celebration of her life wase held on June 30th at the Epsom Fire Station.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandra’s name may be made to the NH Cancer Society.


Tom Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at






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