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
Annual NH Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ride
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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
If you are interested in Conservation and community
efforts please contact the Epsom Conservation Commission c/o
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
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’
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
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
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
Epsom Food Pantry
Do hope this finds all our Pantry friends enjoying this wonderful
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:
For booth info contact Dick Frambach at 496-9404. To submit a
Citizen of the Year nomination, entries must be received by July
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.
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.