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Epsom NH News

May 4, 2016

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Epsom Roadside Clean-up 2016


Thanks to all who volunteered to do Epsom Roadside Clean-up in honor of Earth Day 2016. I would like to say it is not too late to help out and if you notice the litter in your neighborhood and want to contribute you can pick up bags and complimentary Pumpkin seeds at the Epsom Library.


I would especially like to thank the Girl Scouts who volunteered to do North Road to Samuel Drive and Old Turnpike Road. Some of the through roads are particularly bad. I hear North Pembroke Road is very  bad and there were no volunteers for any part of that road. The following roads were cleaned up. Elkins Road, Whitetail Drive, Lantern Lane, Colonial Drive, Parts of Goboro Road, Carriage Hill Road, Depot Road, Black Hall Road from EBC to Short Falls, Highland Drive, Center Hill Road, Mountain Road, The Town Forest, New Orchard Road, Mill House Road, and I am sure there will be more reports coming in. Thank your Neighbors or join the effort. It is such a joy to see the clean roads.


In appreciation the Epsom Conservation Commission


If you have any questions please e-mail the Conservation Commission: [email protected]





To my constituents in Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield, This week my committee met to finish its work for this session (except for HB1517, on seasonal docks, which we have in interim study.) The subcommittee had done a wonderful job with SB363, on the definition of the owner of an OHRV or snowmobile. The original bill was very confusing and open to misinterpretation, so they went to the sponsors to find out what the problem was. When the subcommittee learned that it was currently difficult to register these vehicles when owned by a trust (and many people have revocable trusts now, with their vehicles owned by the trust,) they simply amended the statutes to allow trusts to designate a person to register the machine. Very simple and easy to understand, so we recommended it to pass 16-0. SB383, creating a commission on hiking trail maintenance, also had a clarifying amendment and a more focused charge for the commission, and was also recommended to pass, 16-0.


SB324, on the other hand, was more contentious. This bill, entitled “eliminating the land use board and requiring approval of federal land acquisitions by the governor and executive council” generated opposition from people who thought this was a new requirement. In fact, the approval has been state and federal law since 1935, as has the limitation of 2% of the state owned by the federal government. After some debate, the committee amended the bill to more clearly define the process of this approval, including public hearings so that the affected areas can understand what’s happening. The US fish and wildlife service has been particularly opaque as it designates vast swathes of the state as wildlife refuges. We recommended it to pass, 10-7.


Interested readers can email me for my newsletter, with more details than fit here.


Representative Carol McGuire

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Epsom Library Notes


On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:30 PM, “Movie Matinees” will continue at the Epsom Public Library with the showing of “And Then There Were None.”  Based on the bestselling novel by Agatha Christie, the story unfolds on isolated Soldier Island where 10 strangers have been invited.  With seemingly nothing in common, the guests wonder why they have been brought together.  But  the ominous reason for their visit soon becomes clear … and by the end of the night, the first of them dead.  A classic whodunit!


The Library will have its annual book sale May 7th through the 14th.   Clean, relatively current books will be accepted during our normal open hours April 30 through May 5.  No encyclopedias or textbooks will be accepted.  Please do not leave books outside the library.






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