Congratulations to Jaime M. Hodgdon of
Epsom who has been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for
academic achievement during the Fall 2015 semester at St. Lawrence
University in Canton, New York.
Hodgdon is a member of the Class of 2017
and is majoring in biology. She attended Tilton School.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a
student must have completed at least four courses and have an
academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.
On Wednesday, March 9 at 1:30, the Epsom Public Library will be
showing “Bridge of Spies.” Directed by Steven Spielberg and
starring Tom Hanks, this film tells the story of a Brooklyn lawyer
who finds himself thrown into the center of the Cold War when he is
asked to facilitate an exchange of a Soviet spy for American U2 spy
plane pilot Gary Francis Powers. The Chicago Times called this
movie “absolutely brilliant and totally riveting.” For more
information, call the library at 736-9920.
MCPHS University is pleased to announce
Molly Macrae of Epsom has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall
Molly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in
Premedical and Health Studies. Molly will graduate in 2016 from the
Boston, Massachusetts campus.
The Dean’s List recognizes those students with a full-time course
load who have achieved outstanding scholarship with a 3.5 GPA
or higher for the academic term.
School Parents of Performing
Presents Studio Two
The Epsom Central School Parents of
Performing Arts Organization is hosting the Beatle’s Tribute Band
“Studio Two” on Saturday, April 2nd at the Epsom Central School
Gymnasium. Back by popular demand for the 3rd year in a row!
Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the
early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era.
Featuring graduates from Berklee College of Music and Beatles
devotees, Studio Two band mates met in a “cellar full of noise” in a
town slightly west of Liverpool (Milford, New Hampshire!) to pay
homage to the greatest rock band of all time. Band members are
experienced musicians of today’s generation dedicated to preserving
the memory and fan culture of The Beatles generation. By recreating
the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two
performs your most favorite hits that will bring people to the dance
floor This show will be fun for all ages! The doors open at 6:30
with the show at 7:00. Pre-sale tickets are $8.00 for adults
and $3.00 for students. At the door, $10.00 for adults and
$4.00 for students. Pre-sale for a family of 4 is $20.00, at
the door $23.00. Tickets available at the ECS main office or
at the door. For more information, please call Maryann at (603)
568-5278. All proceeds of this event will benefit the
performing arts programs at Epsom Central School.
Studying Abroad Through St. Lawrence University
Jaime M. Hodgdon of Epsom is participating
in an off-campus study abroad program during the Spring 2016
semester through St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.
Hodgdon is participating in St. Lawrence
University’s Spring off-campus program in Denmark. She attended
Nearly two-thirds St. Lawrence University
students study off campus at some point during their undergraduate
experience at either one its international or domestic study abroad
Friends Of The
Library Bake Sale
Submitted By: Virginia Drew
Friends Of The Epsom
Calling all Epsom Bakers! The Friends of the Epsom Library are
having their Annual Election Day Bake Sale on March 8! Please
help us make it a success and make one of your favorite baked goods!
Pies and breads are always the most popular items!
Baked goods can be dropped off at the Epsom Public Library on Monday
during regular business hours or at the Epsom Central School
gymnasium Town Polls any time after 7:30 am and before 10 am.
(Polls open at 8 am) All the proceeds go to our Friends of the
Library who do so many great things to support our amazing library
and lucky citizens! Any questions, email
[email protected] or call
736-9020. Thank you for your support and don’t forget to VOTE!
There are many important warrant articles! And as a reward for
voting, buy yourself a nice treat and support the library!
Letter To The
I am writing this in support of Lenny
Gilman for the one year term of the Epsom Budget Committee.
Lenny has been a business owner since 1979. Lenny also serves
on the BCEP Committee as an alternate for the Town of Epsom.
Lenny has attended many Selectmen meetings over the years and is
familiar with the budget process.
Please consider Leonard Gilman as a write
in candidate for the one year term for the Epsom Budget Committee.
Center And Concord Regional VNA Offers Better Choices, Better
Suncook Senior Center and Concord Regional
VNA are offering Better Choices, Better Health™ in Epsom, a six-week
self-management program to help adults living with ongoing health
conditions feel better, regain control of their health, and start
doing the things they want to do.
The program is on Mondays beginning March
14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Suncook Senior Center, Epsom Bible
Church, 398 Blackhall Road in Epsom.
Ongoing health conditions include but are
not limited to back pain, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure,
arthritis, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
congestive heart failure, obesity, and fibromyalgia.
There is no fee to attend this program and
space is limited. To register, call (603) 485-4254.
Letter To The
The new Town Office proposal is great! The only tax impact is
the first five years. Then no TAX impact until the bond is
paid off. The total break-even point is within 15 years.
The estimated savings over last year’s
proposal is about a $400, 00 and we have a brand new building,
meeting all the safety requirements!
In the end, we will own instead of renting
a poorly insulated building with a leaky roof.
Your Road Agent,
To the residents of Epsom:
It is time again to do what is right
rather than what is easy. It has come to my attention that there is
an open seat up for grabs through write-in on the Budget Committee
that you will be voting on in a couple weeks.
Based on my past experience on the Board
of Selectmen and the Budget Committee, and my knowledge of the
intentions of some of the current members of the Budget Committee, I
have decided to run as a write-in candidate for the one year term
for Budget Committee.
You may recall a number of years ago an
attempt to put a stronghold on some people (good people) in town
through efforts of a previous Board of Selectmen, roughly around the
years of 2000-2004. Some of us stepped in and cleared the air. We
now have the strongest Board of Selectmen I have known since
becoming a resident in 2004. Those attacks, however, are being
regenerated through the efforts of some through the Budget
Committee. It’s no surprise, really. There is a constant battle
between progress and status quo.
I, and many others, are on the side of
progress. I would like to see our town grow and flourish into a
center for business for our great state. We need a Budget Committee,
Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Department Heads, who all
are focused on doing what is right for the Town of Epsom, not what
fits the personal agendas of a select few.
Please write me in for Budget Committee.
March 8th the polls are open from 8:00-7:00 PM. See you there.
Public Information Officer
Town of Epsom, NH
Library Children’s Events
“Favorite Books Story Time & Breakfast:” Saturday, March 19 at 9am
Join us for story time, breakfast and a craft all with a favorite
books theme as we kick off the “NH 1000 Books before Kindergarten”
project! Breakfast will include pancakes, green eggs and ham, hungry
caterpillar fruit kabobs, and more book related foods!
Children birth through kindergarten will receive a canvas book bag
and book. Older children will receive an Epsom Library book bag and
book. The bags and books are generously donated by the Epsom Friends
of the Library! The Library is pleased to participate in this
project that encourages children and their families to read at least
1000 books before and during kindergarten. The 1000 Books Project is
funded by CHILIS, NH Academy of Family Physicians, NH Family Voices
and The NH State Library. Registration is required as space is
limited! Sign up at the library circulation desk or call the library
for more information at 736-9920.
Family Movie: The Good Dinosaur, Tuesday,
March 8th at 2:30pm. The movie is rated PG and popcorn and drinks
will be provided!
Story Times are Mondays at 10 am, Tuesdays
at 1:30 pm and Thursdays at 3:30 pm.
Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10 am.
Lego Club meets Thursday afternoons at
Letter To The
On March 8th, Epsom voters will have a
choice. They can continue to rent space for their town office or
they can vote to build a new town office facility on town-owned land
next to the police station. If we chose to continue to rent, it will
cost taxpayers $457,000 over the next ten years and a total of
$1,071,400 over the next 20 years with nothing to show for this huge
expenditure of tax dollars. If we chose to build, the cost to the
taxpayer will be $427,000 and the building will be paid for.
This will be accomplished by funding half
of the project using funds that the town has put away in the
unassigned fund over the years. The new building will not be a fancy
Taj Mahal like some of the towns in the state have built at a cost
of millions. It will be a practical building that meets our needs
and provides for better security, public access and a much better
facility for our residents and staff.
We have been renting for many years and all the money we spent over
those years is gone and we still face ever increasing costs going
forward, if we continue to rent. Every year we put this decision off
costs us close to $40,000. On March 8th please consider the
future of Epsom and vote to approve Article one at Town Election.
Letter To The
To the Editor,
Almost two years ago I was asked to
consider serving and appointed to the Epsom Board of Selectmen to
fill the remaining term of Bob Blodgett. As a relative newcomer in
Epsom I was very honored to be selected and then voted in to fulfill
the last year of the term.
Through this experience I have come to
understand more about the important issues facing the town as well
as the routine items that help the town run smoothly. In my service
I have enjoyed to opportunity to get to know many more residents and
to have an appreciation for the impact the decisions by the Board of
Selectmen will have on them.
Now I have put my name on the ballot for a
full three year term for the Board of Selectmen. I look forward to
the opportunity to continue to serve and apply my best judgment to
the issues facing the town.
I hope we can see the new town office
facility be constructed and then move on to breathe new life into
the Meeting House by finding alternate constructive and creative
uses that will benefit both old and young. I too look forward to
establishing an email newsletter that will provide updates from
municipal department heads and the Boards and Committees. My hope is
that all citizens will have a better idea of what is going on in
town and may be able to see where their particular talents will help
fill a community need.
In closing, I want I would be remiss if I
did not thank my colleagues, Betsy Bosiak, Chris Bowes and Don Harty
who have taught me so much in the past two years.
Selectman, Town of Epsom
Letter To The
Re Epsom Warrant #1: While there are good
points regarding the new Town Office proposal, there are several
1. Building is not finished for all
2. This year’s tax increase is .02 per
thousand but next year’s increase will be 20 cents; offset current
rent payment, there will be net 9 1/2 cent increase.
3. Files will be stored basement level;
there is no handicapped access to lower level.
4. Nearly $400,000.00 is being taken from
5. Not a doubt in my mind BOS will be back
for more funds for this building while we are not maintaining
Letter To The
WRITE IN TIM RIEL FOR RE~ELECTION FOR THE EPSOM SCHOOL BOARD to be
held on March 8th.
Tim has served for 6 yrs on the ECS school board previously
and jumped in to fill in a vacancy just recently. His
contributions to our town are huge he and would love to have your
vote for this position that he has a genuine compassion for
the kids that attend the ECS. SO VOTE WRITE IN TIM RIEL FOR
SCHOOL BOARD ON MARCH 8th.