On Wednesday, February 24, the Epsom Public Library will be showing
the film, “Everest”. This film tells the story of the 1996
Everest disaster drawn from the accounts of several survivors.
It stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightly and Rob
Wright. This film is rated PG-13. If there is a snow
storm, please call the library at 736-9920 to confirm that the film
is still being shown.
The Epsom Public Library will show the following family movies
during February school vacation. “Hotel Transylvania 2:”
Monday, February 22nd at 2:30 pm and “ Goosebumps:” Wednesday,
February 24th at 6:30 pm. Both movies are rated PG and popcorn
and drinks will be provided.
The “Infant Program” continues on Tuesday,
February 23rd at 1:30 pm.
The next children’s cooking class “Fun with Chocolate” will be on
Monday, February 29th at 3:45 pm. Registration is required. $3.00
materials fee. Sign up at the library circulation desk or call
736-9920 for more information.
Epsom Boy Scout Troop 80 is having a spaghetti and homemade meatball
dinner on Friday February 19th. The dinner is going to take
place at the Epsom Fire Department between the hours of 5:00 PM to
7:00 PM. This is a Boy Scout Eagle fundraiser to finish
Nicholas’s Eagle Scout project that is going on at Webster Park.
This project is to double the size of the concession stand that is
used for old home day ham and bean meal. This construction
also includes a “U” shaped deck around it. This is the concession
stand by the big pavilion. The cost is going to be $7 for age
12 to adult , $4 for 6 years to 11 years old and ages 5 and under
are free. Please come down and support our local Boy Scout
that is working towards his Eagle Rank.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom,
and Pittsfield, This week, the House met to consider all bills that
need to go to another committee. The most significant was HB1696,
continuing the expanded Medicaid program another two years, past its
current sunset of 12/31/16. This was something I’m wholly opposed
to, since expanded Medicaid is for able bodied, childless adults
under 65 who earn less than 138% of the federal poverty level. Since
this is less than a full time worker at Walmart’s would make, it’s
clear that this program is for people who choose not to work full
time – or who are working “under the table” or otherwise have
un-reportable income. We all know of people who enjoy this program
so much that they have chosen not to work any more – from the
dishwasher who refuses overtime to the small business person who
declines jobs once he’s reached the Medicaid income limit.
I spoke against this, since it’s a very
poor bargain for the state. Traditional Medicaid, requires one to be
be poor and have another contributing factor: disability, severe
illness, or pregnancy. New Hampshire has negotiated full coverage
for this population at about $6,000/year: the expanded Medicaid
population is expected to cost $10,000/year for able bodied,
If you qualify you’re not working full
time – and I can’t see that we should prioritize health care for
these people over the handicapped or developmentally disabled, who
will suffer if the state chooses to spend more on healthy adults.
After an extended debate, and a number of amendments, HB1696 passed,
207-135, even though all representatives from the district opposed
Interested readers can email me for my
newsletter, with more details than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire
Suzanne Walsh of Century 21 Thompson Real Estate Named Top
Agent For 2015
Steve DeStefano, owner of Century 21 Circa 72 in Concord and Century
21 Thompson Real Estate in Epsom has announced that Suzanne Walsh of
Pembroke, NH was named Top Agent for 2015 for the Century 21
Thompson office for the sixth time!
Suzanne has been engaged in real estate for 10 years and teams with
her husband, Tom Walsh, a retired 28-year veteran of NH law
enforcement. Together they endeavor to professionally assist
their clients in all aspects of real estate transactions 7-days a
week. They encourage anyone contemplating buying or selling in
the Greater Concord Region, particularly Pembroke where they have
lived for 25+ years, to give them a call to meet and discuss your
respective wants and needs. Both can be reached at the Epsom
office 736-9700 ext. 27 or via their cell phones – Suzanne:
496-6690 and Tom: 545-1182. They look forward to the
real estate opportunities of 2016!
Epsom Central School Students At The Epsom Library
The Epsom Public library presents ECS
students’ artwork in our most colorful exhibit ever! A feast
for the senses, this delightful show encompasses a wide variety of
exciting projects in a broad range of mediums, including a selection
of whimsical, carnival-bright sculptures influenced by the exuberant
work of glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
Congratulations to the talented young artists at Epsom Central
School, and our heartfelt thanks to ECS art teacher, Joann Teune,
for her vision and skill as a teacher, and for the many extra hours
she put into mounting this exhibit The exhibit runs through March
19, and may be viewed during regular library hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
For more information call the library at 736-9920 or visit
Letter To The Editor
The Board of Selectman of Epsom would like
to thank the residents who came out to the Deliberative Session. The
discussion was lively and positive. We would also like to thank the
people who came out to support the articles discussed, including the
committee responsible for almost a year and a half worth of work
preparing plans which led to Article I, regarding a Town Office
Epsom will be placing their vote for
Article I as proposed on March 8th. The article includes some unique
financing options that would save Epsom taxpayers $75,000 in
interest by using excess funds from an unreserved fund balance
account. Article I is supported by the Board of Selectmen and the
Options to Article I include continuing to
rent space at the current location, which would cost taxpayers
$457,000 over the next ten years and a total of $1,071,400 over the
next 20 years with no ownership of a building. Choosing to build
reduces the cost to the taxpayer down to $427,000. The plans allow
for future growth of the town and its municipal needs.
The plan calls for the new Town Offices
building to be built on land next to the Police Station.
The 2016 Warrant is available on the Town of Epsom website,
www.epsomnh.org, listed under public notices. Please contact the
Board of Selectmen or the Town Office if you have any questions. The
phone number is 603-736-9002.
Public Information Officer