Library Children’s Programs:
Children’s Cooking Class Monday, January
25, 2016 3:45 pm Instructor, Heather Bowes will show the children
how to make some fun, tasty snacks for school and sports. Snacks
will be school appropriate and peanut free. The class is for
children in grades K-5 and the fee is $3.00. Reservations are
required. Sign up at the library or call 736-9920.
New Infant Program: Tuesday, January 12,
2016 1:30 pm and Tuesday, January 26, 2016 1:30 pm. Infants and
their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, music, simple stories,
movement activities and play with developmentally appropriate toys.
The program will be coordinated by Nancy Zink-Mailloux. Older
siblings are invited to Story Time! For More information call Vickie
Epsom Healthcare Center staff and
residents would like to thank everyone for their wonderful donations
to our facility and our residents this past holiday season!!
A special thank you to The Globe, Eames
insurance and the Chichester Grange!
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom,
This week, the legislature started the new
year with two full session days to vote on the bills held over from
last year. First came HB266, Representative Michael Brewster’s bill
to study taking child custody cases involving abuse or neglect from
the family courts; he spoke in favor of the bill, but the committee
had voted against it, saying they believed such cases belong in
family court. It was killed, 265-89. HB513, clarifying complaint
investigations by the guardian ad litem board, was passed without
discussion. HB515, requiring the guardian ad litem board to collect
and analyze parent feedback, was killed without debate.
HB128, authorizing purchase of health
insurance, was debated at length. The committee chair rather
sneeringly told us that although it sounded like a good idea, no
insurance company would go for it and hasn’t in the states that have
authorized this already. He then went on to say that if a company
came to them wanting to sell out of state policies, they’d jump on
it in a heartbeat. Why, then, didn’t they recommend passing the bill
and delaying the detailed regulations until a company expressed
interest? In any event, the bill was killed, 221-140, despite the
votes of all representatives from the district.
HB512, expanding the prohibition on
seizing guns during an emergency, passed 231-121 without debate.
HB582, repealing the license requirement for carrying a concealed
weapon, was debated and passed 206-146, in a declaration of
principle, since the governor vetoed a similar bill last year.
HB617, requiring state police to wear cameras, was amended to simply
provide ground rules on the use of such cameras if a department
chooses to use them, and passed by acclamation.
HB218, additional funding for grade
Rep. Carol McGuire