The next date for the Infant Program at
the Epsom Public Library will be on Tuesday, February 9th at 1:30
pm. Infants and their caregivers are invited to join the fun as the
children enjoy songs, stories, movement activities and age
appropriate toys. Story Times continue on Mondays at 10 am, Tuesdays
at 1:30 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm. Toddler Time: Thursdays at 10
am and Lego Club: Thursdays at 3:30 pm. For info about any of these
programs call 736-9920.
The Epsom Public Library will be showing the movie “No Escape” on
Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 PM. This film, starring Owen
Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan tells the story of an American
businessman who has settled with his family in Southeast Asia just
as there is a violent political uprising. They must look for a
safe way out. Pete Hammond of Deadline said “a must see
heart-pounding action that will leave you breathless.” In case
of bad weather, call the library to make sure it is open. This film
is rated R for strong violence throughout and for language.
Marie Byrne, Epsom HealthCare Center’s Admissions
Coordinator is having fun coloring with one of the residents, Helen
Heiwig. Marie was Epsom’s Employee of the Month for December!
Letter To The
I don’t know about you, but I really can’t stand litter bugs.
On Monday, January 25th at approximately 5:30 PM, while stopped at
the end of my driveway, I witnessed a small blue car throwing trash
out their window. Not once, but twice, they threw trash into
I wasn’t able to get a plate number, but if I did, you bet I’d be
calling the police. I’m sure a $500 dollar fine would get your
attention and your wallet, not to mention having it on your record
would be embarrassing.
So, to the person(s) who continue to do
this, just remember people are watching and sooner or later you’ll
Letter To The
I am a little more
Using JFK as what a democrat is and stands
for... it’s interesting to see the Republican Party has five of its
top eight people running for President, being what I would consider
democrats and the Democratic Party top two being a Socialist and a
Can somebody explain? Are there no long
standards and values to follow?
Can you imagine publishing what each stood
for, including values and what they have accomplished, both positive
and negative, and the long and short term results, without using
names or their party!
Half would, in all probability, not even
Looking forward to your feedback.
To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom,
and Pittsfield, This week the House meet briefly, with only seven
bills to be voted on (plus nine more that were dealt with in one
voice vote.) HB1281, on divorce procedures, was quickly killed
without debate. HB1119, allowing the town optional fee on auto
registrations for transportation improvements to increase from $5 to
$10, was not debated but the committee recommendation of “ought to
pass” was defeated on a voice vote while the computer system went
down. We went on to have an old-fashioned standing division vote,
where those in favor stand while the clerk’s staff counts and
recounts, then those opposed stand while the counting is repeated.
The motion to kill the bill passed, 165-127.
HB1562, allowing counties to establish
heroin prevention and treatment programs, was debated at length,
then killed on a standing division vote, 283-43. I voted to kill it
because I don’t think counties are the right level of government for
this sort of program, and because all county programs are funded
through property taxes.
HB1428, Dan’s bill expanding the
definition of antique trailers, passed without comment. (his HB1477,
extending the 10-day grace period before an auto inspection is
necessary to transporters as well as new owner, also passed as a
consent item.) HJR, calling for an investigation and defunding of
Planned Parenthood, was debated at great length, without changing
any opinions. A motion to table was defeated, 112-127, on a manual
roll call vote. The vote was 227-100 to kill it, thankfully back on
the electronic system.
The last two bills were held over until
the next session, as many committees were meeting in the afternoon.
Interested readers can email me for my
newsletter, with more details than fit here.
Representative Carol McGuire