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
Letter To The Editor
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
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
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
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.
Letter To The Editor
OMG! JACK KELLEHER & I AGREE!!
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.
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
For the Antique/Classic Cars contact Jay Beauchesne
at 969-0914 or e-mail:
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
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
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
www.ihbbaseball.net or contact John Bly
Assistantt Coach at Pembroke Academy HS Baseball at 603-558-1320 or
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
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
"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
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
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
Tom Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home is assisting
with arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at