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by Susan Miner
On October 12, after a couple of weather delays HoseHouse No. 2 got a new bell and bell tower. The originalbuilding was built back in 1906 at a total cost of $996.Nobody is quite sure when it stopped functioning as aHose House, but it has also served as a town meetingplace, a school building, a museum and even had four jailcells in the basement where they held prisoners beforethey went to court.The Hose House has been undergoing renovationsfor some time. It has gotten a new roof, there has beenmasonry work done on the foundation, drainage wascorrected around the building, ag pole and rope andpulleys xed, the building was scraped, primed and givena fresh coat of paint and nally the bell and bell towerhave been replaced. The belltower is now enclosed andthe bell is now protected fromthe elements. The outsiderenovations are expected to becompleted by the end of fall.During the winter therenovations inside the HoseHouse will continue. Fivewindows will be replaced andthe rest of the windows will berepaired, new screens will bemade for the windows, oorswill be sanded, woodworkto be stained and lights to bexed and replaced.The Historical Societyis looking for any hose house artifacts and stories fromremen. The Historical Society plans to have a dedicationceremony in the summer once all of the renovations arecomplete.
Hose House No. 2
Gets New Bell and Bell Tower
Te new bell tower is enclosed to protect the bell from the elements.
S t a f f p h o t o s b y S u s a n M i n e r
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Town water customers will soon need to schedule an appointmentto have their existing meter replaced or they could nd themselvesrunning dry.A plan to replace failing water meters town wide with updatedelectronic ones will require all residents to schedule an appointmentwith the Department of Public Works, according to Town ManagerKeith Hickey, or they could be shut off.Hickey said Winwater Services would be doing the installation,and sending out letters to inform water customers about the neededupgrade. He said the company would send out three letters, eacha month apart, and if a customer failed to respond, would receive afourth from the town. If no response was heard 25 days after the lastletter, the department would cut off water service to the house
.“What we’re proposing is to follow the code that’s in place,” Hickey said.Selectman Stephen Campbell raised concern that water servicemay be turned off to customers who do not receive the letter becausethey are away for a substantial time period. He also feared the letterscould be sent to tenants and not landlords of rented property. “It’d benice if there was some sort of fail safe,” he said.Hickey said often people spending a sizable amount of time awayfrom their property could have a mail forwarding service.Selectman Michael Lyons agreed with Hickey saying the currentplan would work. “This policy captures 99.99 percent,” he said,adding the town often deals with waivers.Selectman Everett McBride, who was not physically present butattended the meeting via conference call, was indifferent on thematter. “I’m not quite sure how you would avoid that issue,” he said.Hickey said currently a bill is sent out to the residence and also tothe owner, if addresses are different. He also said the town only hasthe local resident’s phone number on le.Campbell suggested the town observe the house and water usageto see if occupants looked to be home. “Use some common sense,”he said.Hickey said the staff would go the extra mile to solve problems.“We will use common sense,” he said adding, “It is not our intentionto cause anyone inconvenience.”The board decided to proceed following the written policy alreadyin place.
by Kara Thomas, Salem High School Intern
Salem High School has a program thatallows students hands on experience inthe work eld. The students go out onan internship to any work place they areinterested in. They have a work-site mentorand a School-to-Careers supervisor, LindaMichalczyk. The mentor coordinatesacademic and occupation skills thatstudents learn and apply on the job.“The students are enhancing the skillsthey develop in the classroom, anddeveloping more skills out on the sites.They get to see rsthand what it’s really likeout in that environment,” Michalczyk said.There is a various amount of internshipsthat students are in. Some of thoseinternships are with the Salem PoliceDepartment, WXRV 92.5, The River, SouleSchool, and the Child Health Center.“I get to see what police ofcers do everyday and how to respond to emergencies.It prepares me mentally for the future howto react to those type of situations,” SalemPolice Department intern Cody Sharpesaid. “I want to be a police ofcer for mycareer and this is a great way to learn howto do it,” Sharpe added.Shannon Foglia interns at the radiostation WXRV 92.5 The River. She isinterested in studying public relations andmarketing in college. “My favorite part ismeeting famous bands that come by. Weget to plan their performances and theirinterviews. I have experienced a varietyof things as well. Business Management,Dj, commercial, video, talk hosting. Thisinternship really allows me to see anoverview on everything,”Foglia said.The Soule School inSalem has been getting alot of help from their internMelissa Genna. “I really lovewalking into the elementaryschool and seeing the kidsand having that hands onexperience of teachingthem. I help out with thewriting part of the day andwalk around looking overthe kids work.
by Susan Miner
As a follow on to last weeks’ article onTelling Amy’s Story, as part of NationalDomestic Awareness Month on October 11,The Dance Connection hosted the screeningof Telling Amy’s Story by “A Safe Place” inpartnership with The Salem Exchange Cluband The Greater Salem Chamber’s HealthResources Center. There was a discussionpanel after viewing the documentary to helpattendees recognize signs of abuse, helpprevent future abuse and give information onresources for assistance.Karen Taub, an Outreach and EducationCoordinator has been with “A Safe Place”for ten years, she welcomed the group thatgathered and thanked all the partners thathelped make this event possible. Karen thenintroduced Telling Amy’s Story and describedthe happenstance of the making of thisdocumentary lm.The lm is hosted by actress, activist andabuse advocate Mariska Hargitay and thestory was told by Detective Deirdri Fishelwho has handled over 500 cases of domesticviolence. The lm followed the series of events leading up to the tragic death of this mother of two young children. Therewere personal insights shared by parents,co-workers, police, and others who hadinteracted with Amy leading up to her death,all of whom could have or should have doneor said something to help prevent her death.Amy showed up at work with bruises andco workers saw them but did nothing, coworkers saw the start of controlling behaviorby her then boyfriend Vince but did nothing.After years of abuse Amy nally decidedshe had enough and told Vince they aredone, she tells him to get his stuff out of the house, she was going to stay with herparents for a couple of days. Amy goes toher house to pick up bottles, kid’s clothes,and things the kids would need for the nextcouple of days. Amy’s parents sat in the caras Amy goes into the house to pack the kidsnecessities. Amy didn’t realize it but Vincewas home, he had parked his truck in thegarage. Five minutes after Amy went in,Vince came out of the house telling Amy’sparents to call 9-1-1 because he had shotAmy. He had shot her point blank in thehead. The lm ends with the question whatcan we do as a community to “change theending?”Karen Tabue began discussing how ittakes a whole community to make thechange happen. Karen introduced thepanel members and opens the discussionby asking what the signs and symptoms of abuse are. Kathy Jones, Domestic ViolenceSpecialist with A Safe Place explains thesigns as becoming introverted, change inpersonality, change in interests, secrecy inthings going on in their lives, absences fromwork and cancelled plans with friends andfamily. Karen reminds us that if we are goingto try to help somebody who we think is inthe midst of abuse “Be supportive and meetthe person where they are at, it is not goingto be helpful to tell them you have to leavethe relationship because they may not bein a place to do that, for whatever reason.”Acknowledge that you have noticed that theyare acting different. Our guidance shouldcome from a place of concern not judgment.Let them know that you are concerned andask if everything is alright and if they want totalk they will. Denitely give a referral to ASafe Place.
Celia Felsenberg, Director of Adult andEmergency Services at Center for LifeManagement discussed some of the things
Telling Amy’s Story Opens Community Discussion on Domestic Violence
Cody Sharpe observes oﬃ cer Joey Defeudis, pull over a car for speeding.
Melissa Genna (right) is helping student Dimitri Xagaras (red shirt) while Kristen Dacey is teaching a lesson.
Shannon Foglia is learning how to runthe radio with the help of her mentor John Mullet Michael Walsh takes Jennifer Chouinards blood pressure and temperature.Karen aub, A Safe Place, discussed how just a few actions may have changed the ending to Amy’s Story.Te discussion panel (left to right) Lt. Peddle, Salem PD, Lisa Lamphere, Coordinator NH Victims Compensation Commission, Bette (Elizabeth) Dunn, Retired NH Assistant Attorney General/NH Victims Compensation Commissioner , Celia Fulsenberg, Director of Adult and Emergency Services at Center for Life Management and Kathy Jones, Domestic Violence Specialist with A Safe Place.
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Time Running Out
for Water Meters