The movie matinee at the
Epsom Library on Wednesday, January 16 at 1: 30 is “In Harm’s Way.”
After the attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans’ morale,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to risk it all and bomb
Tokyo. Following the bombardment, the crews are forced
to bail out over coastal China due to lack of fuel. A young
local widow risks her life to hide the injured American pilot.
Recycling Changes Coming For 2019
New guidelines for
separation and contamination of recyclables. All items; bottles,
cans, paper and cardboard must be free of food residue, liquids and
grease. Think “Clean in the Recycle Stream.” We cannot
sell product to the marketplace that does not meet strict
guidelines. Rejected loads are very costly to the District. Dirty
recyclables end up in the trash. So please help us keep costs down
and revenue flowing by RINSING AND SORTING AT HOME FIRST.
Please be aware, a large
separation shift for plastics is taking place at the facility.
Beginning in early 2019, we will no longer be accepting #1 - #7
plastics all in one bin. The ONLY plastic we will be
processing for recycling is: #1’s and #2’s
#1 PETE – think bottles
like water, juice and soda, or plastic jars like mayo, peanut
butter, or spaghetti sauce –rinsed out and food residue removed.
NEVER anything made from
#2 HDPE Natural – think
CLEAR store brand jugs that contain milk, cider, orange juice and
water – clear or “translucent” ONLY in this category – empty of all
#2 HDPE Colored –
assorted colored bottles such as detergent, plastic coffee
containers, etc.– rinsed and emptied. NEVER anything made from
All other plastic
products belong in the trash.
AS ALWAYS, containers
that held automotive oil, automotive fluids, pesticides, chemicals,
and Medical Waste SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF in the trash. Bring
needles “sharps” into the office.
Look for our new brochure
just posted to the website!
Brochures available at
the transfer station and your local town offices.
Letter To The Editor
I’ve been living in Epsom
for thirteen years, and even though I do not have children, I feel
our town should provide working parents the help they need with
having extended Kindergarten hours. Times have changed and we need
to move forward with them. About 90% of NH communities now offer
full day kindergarten. What is it that Epsom’s residents don’t seem
to understand that the majority of this state does understand? Full
time kindergarten would be a huge benefit for the children, not just
Concerned Epsom resident
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, the House met
to hear the election results for Governor and council (no surprises)
and introduce bills. We also adopted changes to the House Rules
proposed by the new majority. Some were routine: adding a
subcommittee on Mental Health and Addiction to Health & Human
Services, restricting the reporting date for study committees to
November 1, and setting deadlines for the biennium. I spoke against
a change to eliminate the possibility of “Interim Study,” and
defeated it, 190-196.
Amending the Rules to
forbid deadly weapons in the chamber aroused more interest: there
were 12 speakers, two in favor. A motion to table the change failed,
164-221, and it passed, 220-163, overwhelmingly on party lines. A
new rule mandating training on sexual discrimination and harassment
was debated, partly as opposition to a mandate, and partly because
the suggested training did not include due process and the rights of
the accused. This also passed, 284-92.
After four amendments to
the new rule on deadly weapons failed, largely on party lines, a
motion to print the entire debate in the permanent journal passed,
289-87. A motion to require the Speaker to vote on all roll calls
failed on a voice vote. A motion to require committee chairs to call
constituents before lobbyists at hearings was briefly debated and
passed, 200-169. I voted against it because it infringed on the
authority of chairs, and the problem only applied to mass hearings:
in most cases, the committee is delighted to hear from the public.
It’s only when hundreds of people show up on a hot button issue
(Medicaid, hunting bobcats, un-licensing cosmetologists) that the
public gets short-changed.
Interested people can
email me for my newsletter, with more information than can fit in
Letter To The Editor
Like to learn the “king
of card games?” Come to the Epsom library Mondays at 2pm for
free bridge lessons and play (and snacks!). Warning: once you
start playing bridge it’s hard to play anything else...
New Exhibit At The Epsom
Like Father, Like
Daughter: Exhibit II
As noted in the title,
this is Exhibit II of paintings by Doug Richards and his daughter
Laura Aldridge. Exhibit I was displayed at the Society for the
Protection of New Hampshire Forests in Concord, NH during the spring
of 2018. This is a continuation of that exhibit rather than a
duplication of it, featuring current artwork as well as many other
paintings not previously framed and displayed.
About The Artists
Doug: I was born and
raised in Concord, NH and the Concord area continues to be my home.
Many of my paintings, naturally enough, reflect what is familiar to
me in Northern New England where I spend most of my time. I paint
primarily in oil but also enjoy working in watercolor. I am
primarily a self-taught artist.
My paintings are joyful
to create and a ‘listen to the quiet’ kind of experience for me.
Most hopefully many of my paintings will assist the viewer to take
pause from busy daily life as well.
Laura: Laura was born and
raised in Bow, NH and presently makes her home in beautiful Nelson
County, Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains greatly inspire her work
both as to composition and her use of peaceful soothing colors.
She says of her
paintings: “My work reduces the natural landscape to a series of
lines, shapes and layers depicting a very stripped down simplified
version of the landscape. I exaggerate the colors I find in nature
striking a balance between observation and imagination with each
Laura studied at the
McGuffy Art Center in Charlottesville, VA while pursuing her degree
at the University of Virginia.
The exhibit runs from
January 12 to February 23 during regular library hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
There will be an Opening
Reception with the artists on Saturday, January 12, from 11 am to 1
pm. All are welcome.
For more information,
call the library at (603) 736-9920 or visit