is seeking Community Service volunteers on Saturdays to assist
patrons with their recycling needs.
Please contact Lisa at 435-6237 if you would like to help out.
Lauren Lucille Graham of Epsom has been recognized on the dean’s
list at Norwich University for the fall 2018 semester.
Catcher Was a Spy” is the movie being shown at the Epsom Library on
Wednesday, February 27 at 1:30. This true story brings to life
the incredible story of Moe Berg the professional baseball player
who became a World War II spy. His mission was to go behind
enemy lines and assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist.
This is a gripping espionage thriller and is rated R for violence
Concord/ Epsom Elks Lodge will be hosting a spaghetti and meatball
social Sunday, February 24th from 1-5pm. This event is to raise
money for flags on past members’ gravestones. The cost is $10 per
person and will include karaoke and entertainment. This will
be a fun event! We can’t wait to see you there!!!
Letter To The Editor
March 12th we will vote on 19 different Warrant articles. All are
important to our Town. Article 17 asks the voters of Epsom if
they are in favor of purchasing a used six-wheel truck for the Epsom
write this, we are the only Town in the State of New Hampshire that
does not have one. In the past we relied on contracts with various
companies to provide us with the equipment we needed to maintain our
roads, and were often limited by availability.
all of you know, road maintenance is a constant undertaking. At any
time weather (snow or rain) can change the condition of our roads.
Having the equipment we need to address these changes is important.
With a six-wheel truck we will have the ability to plow, haul
material, grade, and maintain our culverts and ditches when it needs
to be done. Not when outside companies are available. The Board of
Selectman unanimously supports Article 17. I hope you will
voters in the town of Epsom:
running to fill the one year vacancy on the Epsom Central School
Board. Running for this position was an easy decision on my part. I
served on the parent advisory boards for both the elementary and
high schools when I lived in Sutton, MA, a town very similar to
Epsom. I know a strong school system is the best advertisement a
town can have. New families, new businesses, and new community
members want to know that the town values education and supports the
next generation of citizens.
importantly, the well-being of children has been the focus of my
entire career as a Pediatrician. I have spent my whole life working
with and for children and their parents - and school is one of the
most important aspects of a child’s life. It is a natural extension
of my professional life to want to help ECS thrive.
interest in education stretches back to my childhood upbringing. My
grandfather was a high school principal, my mother taught 3rd and
4th grade for 40 years, my sister taught 6th grade Language Arts for
a similar time, and my son teaches high school English now. I know
what goes into being a teacher. I have watched my three
step-children progress through the ECS system. The people teaching
our children are dedicated, hardworking, and caring. The
administration in Epsom works well with the SAU to keep the school
running efficiently. The Board should enable those working at
ECS to continue their high level of success while at the same time
being realistic about the town budget and recognizing that there is
always room for improvement.
look forward to working for the children of Epsom and appreciate
your support on election day, March 12, 2019.
P. O’Sullivan, MD
Letter To The Editor
people in town have been talking about winter road maintenance so
I’ll try and address.
the T2 UNH Roads Scholar Program says “sand is your enemy” over and
over again. They also think stone is a benefit.
use sand on roads costs over twice as much as stone. And when
the new EPA regulations kick in, probably around 2022, sand will
cost about 5 times more than stone and these costs do not include
the extra ditch cleaning, catch basin cleaning, road sweeping and
the time lost in the summer not grading and not using that time and
money toward paving and making our roads better. The total
cost to apply sand to roads and then clean it up is between $60-$80
per ton and when the new EPA regulations kick in between $130-$160
per ton and that doesn’t include the hundreds of hours the Highway
Department loses not doing positive things. The cost of stone
is about $30-$35 and saves the Highway Department time in all 4
seasons. The stone also has practically eliminated mud season.
Using sand on the roads all winter actually makes mud season worse.
Using stone to treat icy roads all winter means the stone is already
in place when the roads get muddy.
not only fills in the ditches but it also gets into the brooks,
streams, ponds, lakes and rivers which has a negative effect on
wildlife and the environment. The airborne silica affects the
respiratory systems of humans and wildlife. Not using sand
will help in the effort to clean up the environment and save you
High Season Artists At The Epsom Public Library
Epsom Public Library is pleased to present “The Fabric of Our Lives:
Party Dresses Piecing It Together,” an exciting new exhibit by the
High Season Artists, a group of New Hampshire artists who gather to
make art, explore creativity and exhibit locally. This group’s shows
are invariably fascinating, thought-provoking, and delightful.
You won’t want to miss their inspired Party Dresses!
Participating artists include Donna Catanzaro, Kathy Hanson, Russet
Jennings, Mary Nichols, Ann Saunderson, Mary Straub and Teresa
are invited to meet the artists and enjoy some snacks at the Opening
Reception on Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 pm.
exhibit runs through April 13 and may be viewed during regular
library hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am
to 1 pm.
more information, call the library at 736-9920 or visit
Letter To The Editor
Cheryl Gilpatrick for Epsom Selectman
vote on March 12th for the one-year term for Selectman in Epsom is
for Cheryl Gilpatrick. She is hard-working, smart, cares about the
Town, and will help make Epsom the best it can be.
have every confidence that Cheryl will listen to Epsom residents
when they have an issue or question, and help solve problems as they
arise. If you’d like to learn more about Cheryl, attend the Friends
of the Library Meet the Candidates on March 3rd.
Letter To The Editor
you want the facts of the “Kenogarten” bill and its potential to run
out of money, it legally cannot.
Senate Bill 191, signed into law by Governor Sununu in 2017, states
“(Paragraph Ib) For fiscal year 2019, once pupils enrolled in an
approved full-day kindergarten program have been counted in the
school district’s average daily membership in attendance as defined
in RSA 198:38, I, a school district, or a chartered public school
based on its kindergarten average daily membership enrollment
number, shall receive, in addition to any funds received pursuant to
RSA 198:40-a, an additional grant of $1,100 per kindergarten pupil
attending a full-day kindergarten program. The commissioner shall
certify the amount of the grant to the state treasurer and direct
the payment thereof from the education trust fund established in RSA
198:39 to the school district or chartered public school.“
“(Paragraph III a) For fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year
thereafter, in addition to any funds received pursuant to RSA
198:40-a, the department of education shall distribute a total
kindergarten grant, pursuant to RSA 198:40-a, for the remaining 1/2
of each average daily membership not counted under RSA 198:40-a to
each school district or chartered public school that operates an
approved full-day kindergarten program. If the amount of revenue
raised through keno is insufficient to fully fund the distribution
of grants under this section, the revenue shall be prorated
proportionally based on entitlement among the districts entitled to
a grant. The prorated portion of this grant shall not be less than
the per pupil amount disbursed under paragraph I(b).“