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Salem Community Patriot 10-12-2012

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Supported Through Advertisers An Independent Weekly Newspaper 
 Volume 6 Number 15October 12, 2012 12 Pages
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submitted by Stephanie DuBois,Congressman Bass’s Office
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, KellyAyotte, Congressmen Charles F. Bass andFrank Guinta honored members of NewHampshire’s law enforcement communityat a ceremony in Concord on Monday forexemplary service to law enforcement.“Every day we are reminded of theincredible risks and sacrices made bylaw enforcement personnel to keep ourcommunities safe. These heroes deserve ourthanks and appreciation for their dedicatedservice to our state,” said Shaheen, Ayotte,Bass and Guinta. “We are truly honored tostand with the citizens of New Hampshireand recognize these ofcers today for theiroutstanding efforts.”The New Hampshire Congressional LawEnforcement Awards were started in 1998by Bass and former Congressman John E.Sununu. All New Hampshire lawenforcements ofcers – whether theyare serving full or part time – areeligible to be nominated.
Lieutenant Gary Fisher (Pelham),Lieutenant Brian McCarthy (Pelham),Ofcer Dennis Moriarty (Lowell, MA),Trooper Chad Lavoie (NH State Police),Ofcer Joseph DeFeudis (Salem) andOfcer Eric Pappalardo (Salem) – Aboveand Beyond the Call of Duty Award:On October 22, 2011, these ofcersplaced their own personal safety in dangerby confronting and engaging an armed andsuicidal person who had threatened harm tohimself as well as other police ofcers.The suspect had ed from the Lowell, MA,Police Department after committing a felony-level domestic violence assault against afemale. The Lowell Police and Dracut, MA,police pursued the suspect in his vehicleacross state lines and into Pelham, wherethe pursuit was terminated by Pelham policeofcers who disabled the suspect’s vehicle bydeploying spike strips to his tires.Upon stopping his vehicle, the suspectgot out of his vehicle and began waving ahandgun and threatening to take his own lifeas well as threatening to shoot it out withpolice.After a period of failed negotiation, thesuspect entered his vehicle again, brokethrough a police car roadblock, andattempted to ee the scene again. LieutenantMcCarthy, recognizing the danger of thesuspect to the public at large, took immediateand decisive action by placing his own safetyin danger by ramming his police vehicleinto the eeing suspect’s vehicle therebypreventing him from escaping.With his vehicle disabled, the suspectexited the vehicle again and pointed his gunat responding ofcers. The other ofcers tookdecisive and immediate action by shootingthe suspect before he was able to re hisweapon.Although the suspect tragically died as aresult of his own actions, the actions of theseofcers certainly prevented the suspect fromharming any other members of the public atlarge.
Sergeant Robert Morin (Salem) –Dedication and Professionalism Award:Sgt. Robert Morin has been a supervisorfor the Salem Police Department since2008. In addition to his duties as a PatrolSergeant, Sgt. Morin runs the Salem PoliceDepartment’s K-9 Unit and Cover Shift.He also is a member of the Southern NewHampshire Special Operations Unit (SOU) asa negotiator. Sergeant Morin is a member of the Salem Police Department’s Use of ForceProgram as well as the Department’s DREProgram. Sgt. Morin takes it upon himself to mentor his ofcers not only on work-related issues but on personnel issues as well.Ofcers and staff constantly seek out SergeantMorin for his input on issues. Sgt. Morinleads his ofcers by example. He will neverassign a job that he would not do himself.Recently, the Salem Police Departmentexperienced the loss of one of its ofcersto cancer. Sergeant Morin took on the rollas liaison for the family. Sergeant Morincoordinated visits, haircuts, nances, andthen, after over a month of treatments, thefuneral arrangements for our fallen comrade.While handling this care taking function,Sgt. Morin did not miss a day of work andhandled the numerous duties that he isassigned at the department without missinga beat. He was, and remains, a source of assistance not only for the family in thissituation but for the agency as well.He has volunteered to help with the Toysfor Tots Program, National Night Out and theTorch Run. In his off-duty time, Sgt. Morin’scommitment to the community is withoutquestion. He has organized teams for theRelay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness,conducted Toll Booths for these events, andhas participated in the Penguin Plunge. Hevolunteers his time coaching the SalemHigh School Wrestling Team and leads theseathletes by example. In addition to coachingthe wrestling team, he volunteered his timeto coaching Salem Youth Hockey as well asSalem Lacrosse. Sgt. Morin is a constantmotivation to the youth of the communityto refrain from drug and alcohol abuse. Heconstantly pushes the athletes that he coachesto be better citizens as well as athletes.
 
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Sergeant Robert Morin is congratulated for his Dedication and Professionalism Award by Congressman Bass 
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by Mary Reese
When Joe Faro was growing up in an Italian family in “the Valley”in Methuen, MA, the cooking started on a typical Sunday at 7 a.m.and continued until everyone in the family sat down to eat around3 p.m. and drifted into a food coma or fell asleep shortly thereafter.The experience of growing up in a family that farmed and cookedinspired his love of feeding people and helped create his vision of theTuscan Market which will open to the public on November 3. Joe’sgrandparents taught him an appreciation of fresh ingredients as heworked on their half-acre farm harvesting fresh produce includingtomatoes, eggplant, fennel and herbs. Eventually Joe used the atticspace of his family’s bakery to make homemade ravioli by hand usinga tin can as a mold. He packaged and sold the ravioli, personallydelivering it to Hotels and Restaurants in the Boston Area. Whatstarted as a three person homemade pasta business grew into Joseph’sPasta Company founded in 1979 in Haverhill MA, a $50 millionbusiness that employed 450 people. Part of the success of his pastabusiness was a result of Joe traveling to Italy and working with themachinists that made pasta machines. Enhancements to the traditionalpasta machines allowed for an entire lobster claw to be put inside of apiece of ravioli or a piece of whole roasted shrimp included in a shellof pasta. The modications provided a different approach and whatwas traditionally only handmade could now be produced by Joseph’sPasta Company efciently in bulk. A variety of avors, textures andunique offerings were well received by many Italian restaurants and Joseph’s Pasta Company became a supplier for restaurant chains suchas the Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Thebusiness evolved as it grew and was not just a product manufacturer; Joe also had a team of eight chefs and provided culinary consultantservices throughout the restaurant industry. The demands of runninga large business and his attention to detail resulted in long days thatkept him away from his young family more than he liked. In 2006Nestle Prepared Foods purchased Joseph’s Pasta Company and Joeremained with the company for about a year to guide them throughthe transition. With far too much energy for an early retirement and adesire to reconnect with his original love of feeding people Joe startedto focus on his next project. Joe was shown the property that is now the Tuscan Kitchen andTuscan Market on Main Street. To the average person the former homeof the retail store “Craftmania” appeared to be an old, unattractive,grafti clad building. Joe had a vision for the property as the futurelocation of a Market Place that would allow him to share his love of Italian products and food and bring people together while creating thetype of culinary experience he grew up with. He started by purchasingthe homes surrounding the property that were not part of the real estatethat was for sale. Once he knew he would have the room required forthe entire project he bought the restaurant and “Craftmania” buildingand started by reworking and updating the restaurant. The menu wascreated as a result of his lifetime of experiences with home bakedbread, handmade pasta and simple fresh ingredients that naturallyhighlight the avor of food. The restaurant has been open for almosttwo years now and the biggest compliment he has received has beenthe consistent requests by his patrons to be able to purchase his food tobring home. A combination of the ambiance, the menu, and the wellappointed staff has made the Tuscan Kitchen a destination restaurantthat draws 50 percent of its patronage from Salem and 50 percent fromthe market that starts in Manchester and ends in Winchester, MA. TheTuscan Market will allow Joe’s customers to purchase the menu itemsthat they enjoy in the restaurant already prepared or ready to cook athome.The beauty of the market concept is that it takes all of our favoritetraditional Italian experiences that we love to enjoy and usually visitindividually and combines them all under one roof. The experiencebegins and invokes all of the senses long before the rst bite of foodis tasted. If the cobblestone piazza, beautiful fountain and classicpergola columns don’t make you feel like you are in an Italian Villageas you approach the Tuscan Market, the sights and smells that greetyou when you step inside will. The aroma of fresh baked bread, slowcooked sauces, homemade pizza, Panini and Italian-espresso willgreet guests that have come to shop or eat. The open concept providesvisitors with the ability to watch all types of food being prepared fromhomemade pasta and cannoli shells to 25 avors of gelato that havebeen rened to perfection. In addition to prepared foods a butchershop, cheese selection, variety of produce, a wine cellar featuring over3000 bottles of imported Italian wines, and an extensive selectionof specialty products imported from various regions in Italy such asTuscany, Sicily, Puglia and Emilia Romagna are available for purchase.If you would like to linger for a while the café includes seating for 65where you can enjoy coffee, espresso and a bite to eat and the 50-seatpatio will be open for lunch or a late afternoon snack. For those thatrequire instruction on how to create an Artesian Italian experience inyour own home, cooking demonstrations and classes will be available.“Allowing our customers the opportunity to see all of our productsbeing prepared gives them the chance to “look under the hood” andsee how we make the food that they enjoy.” Joe’s vision has taken him back to his culinary roots and his businessexperiences have led him to be people centric. “My goal is to providepeople with a true Artisan Italian experience. There is no greatersatisfaction for me than seeing the pleasure people experience whenthey enjoy our food.” Additionally Joe has enjoyed the leadership sideof owning a business and working with a staff that he has been ableto help develop and evolve into new roles. “I am so fortunate to havesuch a great staff and so many of the people that work for me havebeen with me since the beginning.” Joe has graciously shared his success through his involvement withlocal veterans, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem and Lawrence MA,the Lazarus house and numerous other causes. When you look at allof his overall accomplishments and what he is managing on a day-to-day basis you realize the drive and boundless energy that is required.“People ask me how I do it all” said Joe. “It doesn’t feel like work tome because I am doing what I love.”The Tuscan Market will be open seven days a week; Monday toThursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., andSunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Blessing of the Animals
by Susan Miner 
On the morning of October 6, at Queen Mary of Peace Church there was a Blessing of the Animalsceremony performed by Father John Michaelowski. This is the second time this ceremony was held and itwas held in honor of the Feast of St. Francis.A large group of pets and owners from both St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s joined Father John on abeautiful October morning to have their animals blessed. The teen group at the church played a largepart in this event. They organized, participated in, and helped promote the event throughout thecommunity. This year the group of pets to be blessed was said to be about 50 percent larger thanthe group last year.The event started by God of Wonders being sungas the attendees gathered on the lawn. Father John read some passages, Katie Courtois readfrom Genesis and Samantha Riel, MorganMcPherson, Joshua Mele and LaurenGriskevich each took part with a readingand the crowd joined in the refrain. Therewere further readings from Katie Courtoisfollowed by a prayer from Father John.Father John then invited the petowners to process their animalsthrough “the gateway” where Father John blessed each and every animalbrought before him. The majorityof pets were dogs, but there weresome cats and even a guinea pig.After each pet was blessed by Father John the teens passed out medalsand prayer cards for each animal.A nal prayer was said by Father John then “All Creatures of OurGod and King” was sung as the sending forth song. All the songs of the event were sung witha guitar accompaniment by Brenda Terry who is the Vocal Director at St. Joseph’s. It was abeautiful event and all the animals enjoyed each other’s company throughout the entire event.
 Jim Robertson, member of St. Joseph’s waiting with his Golden Retriever Cody for the Blessing ceremony to start.Ed Pratt brought his two St. Bernards for Father John Michaelowski to bless.
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Grant Field Comes Alive with 17th AnnualInvitational Band Show 
by Kristen Hoffman
No cold, nor dark, nor spitting rain could keep the crowdsaway from Salem High School’s Grant Field for the 17th AnnualInvitational Band Show on October 6.Sixteen high school and college marching bands from across NewHampshire and Massachusetts took part in the show.The show serves as a eld exhibition for the schools attending.Bands large and small, from Lynn (MA) High School’s 32-memberband, to Londonderry High School’s 305-member band took to theeld for exhibition.Host school Salem was the last high school to take the eld. Thisyear’s show “On My Own,” showcases the music “Les Misérables.”The 125-piece band and color guard performed under the directionMarty Claussen, and the color guard, under the direction of AngelaCulot and Rob Godin captivated the eld for several minutes.The four hour long exhibition consisted of 16 bands, with atotal edging near 1,000 students. Other schools in attendanceincluded Concord High School, Nashua North and South HighSchools, Marshwood High School, Burlington High School,Pinkerton Academy, Spaulding High School, Dover High School,Manchester West, Merrimack High School, Alvirne High School, theUniversity of New Hampshire Marching Band, and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Marching Band.
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Bob Rhoades Memorial Scholarship Run-Walk 
submitted by Mike O’Shaughnessy 
The weather was a little damp but spirits were high as runners andwalkers gathered for the Annual Bob Rhoades Scholarship Run-Walk.The reace has been held for the past six years to honor and raisescholarship money in memory of Bob Rhoades, a former teacherand coach at Salem High School. The Run-Walk has become partof Salem High’s Homecoming Weekend and it brought together alarge number of alumni, students, and Salem residents. The RaceCommittee is grateful to Dave Rosmek, Salem High’s AthleticDirector; the Girls’ Cross Country team with their coach GraigRobinson; and the Boys Cross Country team with their coach JasonThibodeau for all their help with equipment and organizing the racecourse.The winners in the various categories are: Open Runners (Male)– Paul Mastrogiacomo, Open Runner (Female) – Liz Vinacci.Alumni (Male) Matt Deschuytner, Alumni (Female) – Brenda Coyle,Educator (Male) – Bob Carpinone, Educator (Female) – Tracy Collier,Woodbury (Male) – Robbie Carpinone, Woodbury (Female) – AshleyLaplante, Student (Male) – Danny Donovan, Student (Female) –Madelyn O’Shaughnessy.The Race Committee isalso indebted to the followingsponsors: Absolute EnvironmentInc., EmbroidMe, Total DeckCare, Kiwanis Club of Salem,Enterprise Bank, Greater SalemCaregivers, Stonyeld, MerrimacValley Sports, Mosaic TechnologyCorporation and Salem Sign.We are also grateful to the Work Success Program, Sonny Tylusand to Tom and Susan Desmet for their support and help. A welldeserving Salem High student will receive a generous scholarship thisspring thanks to many wonderful participants and generous sponsors.Bob would be very pleased!Donations are still being accepted. They may be mailed to: BobRhoades Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 1731, Salem, NH 03079.
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 Anonymous Comments Dont Serve a Purpose
I, like many of you, read umbs Up, umbs Down every week. Iread the submissions seeking comments made about the Town that I needto address, and the occasional compliment to pass on to an employee.However, recently, some of the submissions have crossed the line and havebecome personal. ese types of comments are hostile, divisive, and they cloud the underlying message. All Town employees, me included, acknowledge and accept that every action and decision made will be scrutinized publicly. We welcome publicinput about how to improve the services we provide. I personally assure allof the
Salem Community Patriot’s 
readers that Salem’s Department Headsand Town sta are very dedicated to providing Salem services as eciently and eectively as possible. Like all people, we sometimes make mistakesor take missteps at times and we take responsibility when that happens.Unlike most people, our mistakes become topics for public discussion.Unfortunately, that is not as often the case with the many good things we dofor Salem’s citizens every single day. We all take great pride in our work andthe services we each provide to the taxpayer.Because umbs Up/umbs Down submissions are anonymous, some writers say things I doubt they would if they had to identify themselves. Ihave expressed my concerns with the
Patriot’s 
editor, who indicated he willtry to take more care in reviewing submissions. I appreciate his anticipatedeorts. I am reaching out to this forum to ask all of you to take care withyour submissions, too. Anonymous personal attacks are unnecessary,unproductive and create dissension in the community. I welcome commentsfrom citizens with questions or concerns about how Salem is doing and what we are doing.
Keith Hickey, Town Manager, Salem
Don’t Let the Polls Inuence Your Vote
Can we stop being so concerned about polls and just trust our own sound judgement? For months before an actual election we get pounded withphone calls asking us about how we’re going to vote. At the same time,the media is telling us that “such and such” is leading by three-hundreds of a percentage point and suggesting that we should just give up if we’re forthe opposing candidate. I, for one, am sick of the polling agencies and themedia trying to inuence how the voters will vote come Election Day. Don’tfool yourself that this is just statistical analysis of the voting population andthat they have no interest in inuencing the voting public. I don’t trustanyone to be objective when they’re dealing with these kinds of gures. We’re seen so many cases of people “cooking the books” to their advantage. We’ve seen so many cases of the media publishing what they choose basedon their own biases.Please, NH voters, trust your own judgment of these candidates; don’tfollow the polls like a bunch of lemmings and vote for the candidate they think will win. You trust your heart, make the best choice you can, and letthem be astounded by the results.
David Costello, Salem
 Wasteful Spending in Rockingham County 
Rockingham County spends over $1,000,000 each year to house theoverow of inmates in other counties because our jail is at maximumcapacity. Why?First, the Rockingham County needs to be tougher on violent felons.Every violent felon sentenced to state prison is one less violent felon in ourcounty jail. Second, the current Rockingham County Attorney does notsupport the alternative sentencing and pre-trial services programs that otherCounty Attorneys in New Hampshire utilize for non-violent oenders.Merrimack County has a pre-trial services program that monitors non-violent oenders in the community at a cost of $10.50 per day, which savesthem over $2.8 million annually. Compare that to $80-$90 per day tohouse an oender in our county jail. Straord County invests in similarprograms, and last year they saved up to $8.5 million.It is the County Attorney’s duty to ensure we establish these programs inRockingham County. e 14-year incumbent seems content to continueto spend your money in other counties. I want to address the many issuesthat signify complacency and resistance to innovation in the current County  Attorney’s Oce. e incumbent takes your vote for granted. I want toearn it. Candidate for Rockingham County Attorney.
 Joe Plaia, Portsmouth 
Socialism Makes People a Number
 Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: Socialism makes people a mere agent, a number … Democracy seeks equality through freedom, while socialismseeks equality through restraint and servitude.”Prison sta metal workers got the job done for the SS and built the metalslogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” which translates “Work Makes You Free,” “Work is Liberty.at was what the National Socialists (Nazi’s) believed.In America, we believe that we are all endowed by our Creator withcertain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. New Hampshire guarantees property rights to secure liberty. Why then do we adopt the language of other socialists, the Soviets?Public Housing Projects/HUD are now called Workforce Housing, a termthat originated in the ex-Soviet Union, and welfare has been renamed Work Opportunity.Soviet Workforce Housing was built near work centers so that the workerscould walk or bike to work. Only the wealthy and well connected had theprivilege of owning automobiles. What benet do we get out of the Granite State Futures/SustainableCommunities Initiative? Special interests, wealthy well-connecteddevelopers have the special privilege of the builder’s remedy with directaccess to the courts to override the people’s choice under the WorkforceHousing Law. For this unfairness it should be repealed. In a democracy, thepeople need to have equal access to the courts.Bill Scott said he wanted to get new technology for mapping Salem’stopography.He didn’t tell the Selectmen or you what’s included in the Granite StateFutures/Sustainable Communities Initiative:Grass Roots implementation (they have to manufacture grassroots): Action Media (September-November 2012) will conduct trainings in eachof the nine regions, with citizen activists on the use of these materials formobilizing identied populations to participate directly and on an on-going basis in regional planning.Regional-Equity Team Events:Regional planners will engageunderserved and traditionally marginalized populations toserve on a Regional Equity Team… to maximize participation of underserved populations.Communities of Interest:Regional Planners with the Equity Team will identify and engage… underserved populations… including Minority HealthCoalitions, the Latin America Center, Refugee Resettlement,NH Legal Assistance (representing  welfare right organizations).ey want to map more than thetopography! ey want to collectdata on our homes and us. Salemresidents become mere numbers.Otis Graham calls it “A VastSocial Experiment.”Community organizers rarely live in the communities they try toorganize and send their kids to eliteschools of the 1 percent. Why do supporters of theGranite State Futures/SustainableCommunities Initiative view their greatest obstacle to be the obstinatepeople in New Hampshire who cling to their private property rights?e Old Man in the Mountain fell o the precipice hitting rock bottomas fast as we are headed o the scal cli due this kind of proigate spending by federal governmental agencies and unwanted social engineering/experimentation.Maybe the Old Man was trying to warn there’s no future for futuregenerations with Granite State Futures.Please contact your State Representatives to repeal the unfair WorkforceHousing Law!(I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to the BOS for allowing peopleto express their views during the BOS meeting. Hopefully, the Selectmenfully consider all the cost/benets. e Community Development Director who signed the agreement with Granite State Futures without Selectmen’sapproval seems unable to communicate potential unintended consequencesof his actions or does not fully comprehend all the costs including the harmit may do to private property rights that secure our rights under the NHConstitution. Please, Salem Selectmen, do no more until we understandand know what we do.)
 Martha Titcomb Spalding, Salem
We Don’t Need Granite State Future’s Versionof Regional Planning 
Regional planning with surrounding towns is an idea I like. What I don’tlike is “Granite State Future’s” “Regional Planning,” a statewide organizationmade up of unelected members with huge authority. Every town that signson to get promised “free” town planning data is also agreeing to criteria required by 11 additional Federal documents. ey address areas goodfor discussion, but there is a slim chance that towns that sign the MOUagreement will make decisions of their own. eir contract leaves themcommitted to absolute adherence to GSF’s directives if a court decides thatthey are a “grantee” or “subgrantee” of Federal money.“Granite State Future” is the NH arm of the Federal “SustainableCommunity Initiative.” eir program is dened in a 25 page document which can be downloaded - just google “Abstract - NH SustainableCommunities Initiative - CFDA #: 14.703.ey list wide-reaching goals,their target consensus for members, and who can join. eoretically theirmeetings are open, but people I know have not been permitted to attend.In some cases, they do not publish minutes, so there are few meeting records. None of the members of this policy-making group are elected. And all are required to come up with policy that agrees with the SustainableCommunity Initiatives. So even the members cannot stray from the Federal“initiatives.”eir goals of providing “policy-making access,” transportation, andhousing for low-income people sounds compassionate at rst. But closerreading shows that this is not a democratic advisory committee. By signing 
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