Evergreen Lodge #53 and Ivy Green Lodge #36 are hosting this year’s
Annual Dinner Show “Epsom Rocks” scheduled for Friday, October 2nd
at 6 pm & Saturday, October 3rd at 6 pm at the American Legion Hall.
The show is directed by Elizabeth Lent and features all local
talent. Dinner includes, appetizers, salad, turkey, roast beef,
vegetables, beverages and dessert. For reservations call Vickie
Benner at 736-4707. Plan to join the fun! Proceeds will benefit the
Odd Fellows Hall restoration project and community outreach.
ROCKET INTO SCOUTING!!!
Pack 80 will be holding sign up/registrations Thursday, September
24th, at Epsom Central School (ECS) on Black Hall Road from 6-8pm.
Any boy from grade 1 through 5 is welcome to join.
more info see
epsompack80.org or call 435-0396.
at Deerfield, a nonprofit home specializing in dementia care, is
hosting a Flu Clinic on Thursday, September 24 from 2 to 4 PM.
Concord Regional VNA will be providing flu shots for ages 3 and
over. The cost is $30, cash or check. However, if you have insurance
through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Part B, Medicaid,
Harvard Pilgrim or Anthem (prefix of NHN, NHP, YGG, EHH or Federal),
your insurance will be billed for the immunization. You must have
your insurance ID card with you at the clinic.
is located at 34 Ridge Road in Deerfield. Appointments for the flu
shot are encouraged, but drop-ins will be welcome as supplies allow.
Please contact Kelly at 463-7002 or
[email protected] for
questions or to make an appointment.
constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
House met for the final time this year, on the governor’s vetoes. As
expected, only the budget was serious: the rest were essentially
party-line votes, with Democrats supporting the governor and
Republicans opposed. All failed to get the necessary 2/3 votes.
budget was much more interesting, because of the “deal” reached with
the governor. The Senate passed and sent it to us as SB9. It wasn’t
a bad deal, actually: the business tax cuts were accelerated, and
further tax cuts would apply if revenues grew as expected; there
were no increased taxes or fees; the only extra spending was to fund
the negotiated state employee contract – and most of that would come
from the savings of 2 1/2 months of the continuing resolution. If
this had been the budget that came from the committee of conference,
I’d have gladly voted for it.
However, the “deal” had been negotiated in the backroom, and even
worse, was presented to us as “take it or leave it.” Questions,
suggested changes – even very small ones – were derided as not in
the deal and argued, not on the merits but on the authority of those
creating and agreeing to the deal. That attitude bothered me a great
deal – it compares to the tactics in Congress, where you have to
pass the bill to know what’s in it. So I (and Dan and Michael
Brewster) voted in favor of every amendment, and against SB9. We
were in the minority, SB9 passing 291-73. The final vote on the
override of the budget (needed to incorporate the changes in SB9)
was 321-25, with the three of us in favor.
Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details
than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Old Home Day 2015
Congratulations to Priscilla Thompson! On August 8th she was honored
as Epsom’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.
you to our sponsors: Tim’s Truck Capital, Griggs Enterprises-Concord
Home Sales, Carol & Dan McGuire, Suncook River Veterinary Clinic,
Davis Fuels Of Epsom, Inc., George Foster III Complete Auction
Service, Hilltop Pizza, Keeler Family Realtors, Stevens Insurance
Agency, Mr. & Mrs. G. Wheeler, Barbara Smith, John Moulton, and Joe
thanks to the Epsom citizens, volunteers and everyone who helped
make this year’s Epsom Old Home Day weekend a wonderful event.
Old Home Day Committee
almost into Fall, so our needs will be greater as far as the canned
goods go. Soups, hash, beef stew, hot cereal, pancake mix, syrup,
and we can always use breads, especially white bread. That seems to
be a favorite of folks. And as I always say, anything is gratefully
the receipients of a donation from two lovely ladies monthly. Bravo
to them. It is amazing, the donations I get from Town folks and I
can only thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The running of
the Pantry, as I have said many times, would not be as efficient as
it is without the steady hand of Ken Brown, the buying and shopping
of Liz Robinson, and the handling of the finances by Cheryl
Arvanitis. And of course the devotion to the Pantry of our