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Epsom NH News

July 8, 2015

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Epsom Town Band


The first band concert of the season will be held on Friday, July 17th, at 7:00 p.m. at Webster Park.  The band has been rehearsing for several months to provide this free concert series for young and old.  It’s a great opportunity for families to gather and enjoy an “old-fashioned concert in the park.”


Additional concerts are scheduled for July 24th and July 31st.  The band will also perform during Epsom’s Old Home Day on Saturday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m.  August 14th will be a rain date if it is needed.  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and plan to attend!  For more information, you may call Bruce or Penny Graham at 736-9044.



The Epsom Public  Library will be offering “Book Crafts” for children on Wednesday, July 15th at 2 pm. Join the fun decorating a book bag, making book marks and more! Snacks will be provided. Sign up at the library circulation desk or call the library as space is limited!  Teen Events include “Fueling the Youth Athlete,” on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm. Join other teen athletes and their parents for this free discussion on nutrition presented by Heather Bowes. Geared for youth in grades 6-12, Heather will discuss variety, balance and moderation in food choices to ensure optimal intake for health, growth and nutrition. Refreshments will be provided.  Friday, July 17th at 6:30 pm: Teen Movie, “Jupiter Ascending,” rated PG-13. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. For more info about any of these programs call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920.



Annual NH Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ride

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The Law Enforcement Memoral Committee, the Police Escort and the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club pose with the Wreath prior to the placement at the Memorial


On June 27, 2015 The Annual NH Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ride that was co-sponsored by The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club and the NHTI, Concord’s Community College Criminal Justice Club.


The NKMC Granite State Chapter donated $500.00 to pay for the food and drinks for the 80+ bikes that participated and the NKMC White Mountain Chapter donated $300.00 to purchase a wreath and plaque that was placed at the memorial. 


The combined efforts of all helped raised $1,700.00 for the NH Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.



Epsom Central School Effort & Honor Roll For Term 3 2014-2015


Grade 3 Effort Roll

Taylor Cotnoir, Madeline Decker, Reagan Ellsworth, Joshua Goyette, Alex Hanson, Megan Katsirebas, Alfred Kozinski, Alyssa LaValley, Matthew Lyon, Isabelle May, Kaylee McFetridge, Justin Perry


Grade 4 Effort Roll

Lauren Bennett, Jacob Carignan, Rachael Curtis, Carson Dail, Alivia Duffy, Benjamin Dugas, Michael Fournier, Joslynn Hurley, Jack Manchester, Owen Michael, Francesca Pagano, Charles Ransom, Angelica Whitney


Grade 4 High Honor Roll

Joslynn Hurley, Jack Manchester, Angelica Whitney


Grade 4 Honor Roll

Daniel Adams-Gagne, Laurel Beauchesne, Lauren Bennett, Stephen Briggs, Lillianna Campbell, Samantha Canning, Nathaniel Decker, Alivia Duffy, Benjamin Dugas, Nikolai Gentes, John (J.T.) Keane, Owen Michael, Christian Noel, Xander Noel, Francesca Pagano


Grade 5 High Honor Roll

Emily Downey, Samantha Goodson, Nolan Smagula, Demetrios Tsirovakas


Grade 5 Honor Roll

Sarah Bennett, Nathan Clark, Braden Currier, Lucas Fries, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ethan Katsirebas, Patrick Keane, Hannah Keeler, Chloe Lacourse, Lillian May, Austin Perreault, Hunter Perreault, Logan Osborn Robinson, Dominic Rosario, Matthew Tetreault, Colin Wills


Grade 6 High Honor Roll

 Reilly Beaulieu, Taylor LeBlanc, Owen Thomas, Nick Whitney, Jordan Whittier


Grade 6 Honor Roll

Madeline Apgar, Harrison Army, Kaycee Blodgett, Shawn Burrows, Astoria Campbell, Alexis Carignan, Spencer Cassidy, Mason Cummings, Lilly Curtis, Joshua Fonseca, Kylee Fontaine, Adrianna Goodson, Hayden Goyette, Iris Hall, Michael Harris, Alex Kiander, Alaina King, Connor Lawrence, Madeline Manchester, Sydney McCullough, Paige Merrill, Giovanni Minasalli, Samantha Muise, Michael Nericcio, Mitra Nutter, Saige Reed, Graeme Roberts, Robert Silva, Savannah Wallace


Grade 7 High Honor Roll

Nathan Carter, Nathan Fries


Grade 7 Honor Roll

Peter Apgar, Jaggar Beauchesne, Danielle Blanchette, Christopher Bouchard, Madison Bowen, Tylor Campbell, Chloe Carignan, Ashley Gatchell, Timothy Griggs, Nadia Kozinski, Austin Ladd, Eileen Manteau, Calvin Michael, Madison Prusia,  Mitchell Stebbins


Grade 8 High Honor Roll

Abigail Downey, Emily Duffy, Katelyn Young


Grade 8 Honor Roll

Madison Bennett, Connor Canning, Autumn Chase, Hunter Evans, Alyssa Hubbard, Nathan Lamontagne, Kassidy Larson, Kelsey Larson, Connor Manteau, Jakob Mavity, Hannah May, Lucciano Minasalli, Katherine Muise, Ashton Ramsdell, Constantina Tsirovakas



Epsom Historical Association

Annual Ice Cream Social 


The Epsom Historical Association will sponsor an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 19th, at 2:00 p.m.  It will be hosted at the home of Betsy Bosiak, 613 Mountain Road (off Swamp Road) in Epsom.  Please follow the signs from Short Falls to the event.


The program will focus on the history of the Mountain District in Epsom.  Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this area of the town.  Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs.  For more information, please call 736-4477.



Town of Epsom Swimming Lessons


The Town of Epsom sponsors American Red Cross Swimming Lessons to all Epsom Children ages 5 and older. Please join us weekdays at Northwood Town Beach July 20th through July 31st daily. Registration will be from 8-9:00am on July 20th followed by 2 hours of swim testing which will allow children to be placed in classes according to their skill level. On succeeding days children will be enrolled in daily ½ hour lessons, scheduled between 9:00 and 11:00. Children should come prepared to swim. Hair pulled back from faces, plenty of sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the weather. 


There is a $5.00 Red Cross registration fee for each child. Children will learn swimming and safety skills.


Epsom has had a successful swimming program for many years thanks to the dedicated teachers, aides and families who know how important it is to teach children how to swim and about water safety. We hope to see you at the beach. If you need more information please contact Alison Parodi at [email protected] or Sonia Noyes at [email protected]



Thank You

Thanks to all the Volunteers Who Help With Epsom’s Roadside Clean-up


You have seen them, walking with a trash bag. Dedicated to picking up litter. Sadly it is a job we have to do over and over again. On the road I travel each day there is a daily walker who picks up litter on her daily walks. We as neighbors on Center Hill appreciate what she does. It seems stretches of road without houses are more prone to litter. Fast food, cans, bottles are tossed out and it is hard to understand why.


To celebrate Earth Day each year the Epsom Conservation Commission  asks residents to help with roadside clean-up and they are eligible for a sapling as a small reward. This year New Orchard Road, North Road, Center Hill and Mountain Road, Goboro Road, Highland Drive, Sanborn Hill, Lantern Lane, Colonial Drive, Carriage Hill, North Pembroke Road, Whitetail Drive, Elkins Road, Mill House Road and Black Hall Road were ,just some of the roads that residents reported cleaning up.  One family and the scouts helped with litter in the town Forest. Residents reported collecting over 40 bags of roadside litter.  We understand Epsom Central involves school children to help with the school yard. 


Perhaps you take care of your neighborhood and do it for the reward of a litter free neighborhood. On behalf of all residents in Epsom thank you for your contribution to cleaning up our roadsides. This is a beautiful rural community and your contributions contribute to the beauty.


If you are interested in Conservation and community efforts please contact the Epsom Conservation Commission c/o [email protected]


Alison Parodi





To my constituents:

I wanted to give you more detail about the governor’s budget veto. There are three main areas of disagreement between the legislature and the governor: taxes, expanded Medicaid and employee pay raises.  


The governor’s budget had $104M in higher taxes, while the legislature cut taxes about $20M.  Since our general and education funds are around $4B, the difference represents roughly 3% of the budget.  I don’t see this legislature ever agreeing to higher tax rates to raise general funds.  Highway funds and the gas tax might be a different story, but that’s a topic for another day.


Expanded Medicaid covers those with low earned income who are not children, elderly, disabled, pregnant, or in one of the other categories that traditional Medicaid covers.  In other words, it mostly covers the unemployed and college students.  Right now this program is 100% paid by the federal government, but it is scheduled to expire at the end of 2016 when the state will have to pay part.  Even though the governor had this in her budget, legislature decided to consider it as a separate bill next year.


The governor negotiated a contract with state employees which would cost an extra $12M next biennium.  The legislature took this out of the budget.  This is one area where compromise might be found.


It’s hard to see what the governor hoped to accomplish by vetoing the budget.  It will be at least four months before we pass another one, and during that time, spending will be at the lower 2015 rate. Maybe she’s gambling that the economy will continue to improve, which would give us more to spend on the pay raises.  But revenue estimates could just as easily drop instead.


Rep. Dan McGuire






To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,

Since there’s no legislative activity in July, I thought I’d update the status of my bills this year. HB205, restricting municipalities from lending in energy efficiency districts (they can still act as a facilitator, if they wish) and cleaning up the statute for these districts, has been signed by the governor. After the lenders, the banking association, and the municipal & county committee worked with me on the language, the Senate passed it immediately without any changes.


HB216, allowing licensing boards to recover the costs of investigations, has been re-referred to Senate Finance. With a new budget required, I’m not sure they’ll actually work on it this summer, but I’ll be keeping an eye on it.


HB310, eliminating a redundant form when a motor vehicle is scrapped, has been signed into law, as has HB408, on chiropractors’ licensing fees.


HB337, regarding the patients’ bill of rights, was killed in the House, but I’ve reached out to the HHS oversight committee and will be talking about the issues involved with their Alzheimer’s subcommittee. The original bill was too broad and poorly written, but I think working with the stakeholders will help me write a better version.


HB369, moving the state retirement system to a defined-contribution plan, was retained in the pension committee, which is actively working it along with HB556,a cash balance plan, which I co-sponsored.


HB425, which updates the process to adopt administrative rules, passed the House and Senate and is on its way to the governor. HB547, which originally repealed the tax on telephone poles, was drastically amended in both the House and Senate. The conference committee was unable to reach agreement, so the bill died.


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


Representative Carol McGuire

[email protected]




Epsom Food Pantry


Do hope this finds all our Pantry friends enjoying this wonderful sunshine.


We, of course, are keeping real busy at the Pantry.  Our supplies are slowly getting replenished,  but our supply of meat, hamburg in particular, has definitely slowed down. I went to Shaw’s this past week and took advantage of a sale, so that has put us back in the green again.  We all have to keep our eyes open for sales and that is what helps keep the larder full.


The girls are keeping our garden going beautifully in back of the Pantry. They will soon be harvesting.


Ken wants me to remind our members who come to the Pantry to try and keep your schedule of coming the same so we do not end up with a crowd all at once.


Also, we had a spectactular donation this week of an employee making a donation and the company they worked for matched it. Boy are we one lucky group, and all done with such love and care.


Until next time,




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. Have fun decorate a float and children decorate your bicycle and  ride it in the parade.


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. To submit a Citizen of the Year nomination, entries must be received by July 30th.


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.




Patricia Ann (Burke) Barker


Patricia Ann (Burke) Barker, age 63, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at her home in Epsom, NH, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Barker.


Born March 22, 1952 in Medford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Fisher) Burke. She graduated from Medford High School in 1970. Patricia worked for Verizon for 30 years before retiring to Epsom, NH.


Besides her husband, she is survived by her two loving daughters, Wendy Egan of Hudson, NH and Lisa LaRose of Litchfield, NH, and her three grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Carol Delmonico of Billerica, MA and her brother, Thomas Burke of Salem, MA, and her many nieces and nephews.






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