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Vote Of The District Committee
Ivy Green Rebekah Lodge
#36 is hosting a Harry Potter “Hogwarts Feast” at the historic Odd
Fellows Hall in Epsom on Saturday, May 5th 6pm. The event will
feature a “Harry Potter” inspired buffet and special activities
including a potions making station. Guests are encouraged to dress
up as their favorite character. Proceeds from this event will be
used to benefit our local outreach programs. Reservations are
required and the event is for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10.00.
Call Vickie at 736-4707/49-1877 for tickets and please leave a
On Tuesday, April 17 at
7:00 PM Saundra Maisey from Granite State Giggles will present “The
Benefits of Laughter”. She will explain what laughter therapy
is all about and why laughter is good for you, physically and
mentally. Attendees will participate in the exercises that are
part of her presentation and leave the building feeling happy and
Movie Matinees are back
on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 when we will be showing “Stronger”.
This was originally scheduled for March but we were snowed out.
The film is about Jeff Beauman, who was severely injured in the 2013
Boston Marathon bombing.
Letter To The Editor
President Donald John
Trump is loudly accusing the US Postal Service of delivering parcels
for Amazon at prices below USPS cost and that the difference is
being born by US taxpayers.
Yes, USPS has significant
losses, but, this is complicated by 4th class mail, rural
deliveries, and Congressionally mandated free mailings for a few
large groups of mailers. Rest assured USPS, UPS et al will go the
way of the dinosaur once electronic communication and delivery
drones hit full stride.
But really! President
Donald John Trump, how about the extravagant expenses of your
‘champagne and caviar’ cabinet? I won’t detail as I presume most
voters are aware of the Presidential Cabinet culprits.
Really, really? President
Donald John Trump had, as of March 2018, played golf at a course
owned by himself 106 times/days! (I understand there are several
fine golf courses near the White House.) How many round trips has
Air Force One made just to Mar a Largo? What is the value of free
advertising (publicity) Trump properties and golf courses received
from the capricious comings-and-goings of this president at taxpayer
expense? Is the presidency part of Donald John Trump’s ‘Business
Oh! And one more thing.
Who’s paying for the wall?
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my committee
continued with Senate bills. SB 488, exempting VA doctors from
licensing for the biennium if they work on veterans at other
facilities, was heard with minimal interest from the sponsors, as we
and the Senate preferred HB 1273, which addressed the same issue in
a more comprehensive way. We voted immediately to kill the bill. SB
507, declaring June PTSI month, was amended to be effective on
passage, not 60 days later, and unanimously passed. SB 453,
shielding the name and medical details of an employee injured on
duty from public disclosure, required a fair amount of explanation.
The bill only affects the governor and council’s confirmation that
the employee had been attacked, prior to continuing their full
salary, not just worker’s compensation. With that understanding, we
recommended it to pass, 9-2, with the opposition concerned that
since we were spending state money to keep the employee on paid
leave, we should know about it.
We also voted on all
Senate bills that needed to go to another committee. SB 538, on
moving the Concord campus police force to Group II, was unanimously
voted to pass, since these officers are now fully trained and
certified state police and meet the definition of Group II. We
approved all four bills dealing with emergency medical services,
three unanimously. SB 378, exempting home health care agencies,
laboratories, and residential homes from needing to license their
employees as medical technicians, was strongly supported by almost
everyone except the board of medical technicians. Even the other
opponents agreed that these people were not medical technicians,
they didn’t need registration, but preferred a non-legislative
solution. We voted 18-0 to pass the bill and not leave the issue
open to misinterpretation.
Epsom Public Library
Story Times: Mondays
10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their
caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts. April
themes include spring weather, rabbits and chicks.
Toddler Time: Wednesdays
10am. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement
activities and simple crafts.
Lego Club: Thursdays at
3:30pm Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large
collection of legos.
Family Movie Wednesday,
April 11th 2:30pm: “Alien’s Ate My Homework” rated PG Popcorn and
drinks provided. (Early release for ECS)