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submitted by NH Department of Health & Human Services
The New Hampshire Department of Health andHuman Services (DHHS) and the New HampshireColorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP)would like to remind New Hampshire residentsabout the importance of screening when it comes topreventing colorectal cancer (CRC) or nding it early.Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causesof cancer deaths, but it’s also one of the few cancersthat can be prevented. Most colorectal cancers beginas polyps, a few of which may turn into cancer over aperiod of 5-10 years or longer.“By removing any polyps that are found withscreening,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of theDivision of Public Health Services (DPHS) at DHHS,“we can reduce the chances that those polyps can laterdevelop into colorectal cancer. That’s why screening isso important for this type of cancer.”“Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women aged 50 andolder in the United States,” said Lynn Butterly, MD,Director of Colorectal Cancer Screening for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Medical Director forthe NHCRCSP. “Four years ago, New Hampshire wasawarded a grant by the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) to increase high quality colorectalcancer screening for New Hampshire residents age 50and older.”NHCRCSP is working with partners across the Stateto increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80percent for individuals in New Hampshire over age 50by 2014. The latest New Hampshire Behavioral RiskFactor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), a telephone surveyto New Hampshire households, indicates signicantimprovement in screening rates from 66.9 percent in2006 to 74 percent in 2011.Tobacco is a major risk factor for developingcolorectal cancer. In an effort to provide coordinatedpreventive care, NHCRCSP and DPHS collaborate sothat providers can refer clients who report tobaccouse to the NH Tobacco Helpline through QuitWorks-NH for no-cost assistance in quitting. In addition, allwomen who are not part of the New Hampshire Breastand Cervical Cancer Program are referred to this Stateresource.Research shows that a primary care physician’srecommendation is a major motivator for colorectalcancer screening. The NHCRCSP is working with 40percent of primary care providers in New Hampshireto increase screening rates. NHCRCSP staff offerconsultation and training to physicians, nurses, andofce staff on how to integrate colorectal cancerscreening into routine care. One New Hampshirehealthcare system has increased its rates from 63percent to 78 percent over a four-year period. Othershave seen their rates increase by 10 percent the rst yearthey worked with NHCRCSP.Through a statewide project with endoscopy, sitesthe NHCRSP also provides free colorectal cancerscreenings to uninsured low-income residents; this freecolonoscopy program includes patient navigation. Todate the program has performed over 1,000 screeningtests with zero no shows and notication of test resultsto all clients and their primary care providers. TheNHCRCSP has also captured attention with a smallmedia campaign that is aimed at older adults whohave never been screened. In a unique collaboration,NHCRCSP is teaming up with the AARP to hand outyers to everyone who comes for help at their 2013tax clinics. The yer, which features senior citizens,was funded by a mini-grant from New HampshireComprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC).“We are pleased that the CDC has awarded NewHampshire this signicant grant, and the opportunityto build upon evidence-based strategies in order toincrease the important initiative of colorectal cancerscreening in New Hampshire,” said Montero.For more information about the NH Colorectal CancerScreening Program go to: www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/ NHCRCSP.For free help quitting tobacco: www.TryToStopNH.org.For more resources related to cancer prevention andrisk factors visit the following websites: www.cdc.gov/ cancer/colorectal/basic_info/risk_factors.htm, www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdpc/bccp/index.htm, and http:// www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/tobacco/index.htm.
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Greater Hudson Chamberof Commerce to HoldCommunity ExpoRoad ClosedDue to DWI Crash
Citizens Bank Looking forStudents Who are Good Citizensfor Scholarships
submitted by Hudson Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Hudson Chamberof Commerce will hold its AnnualCommunity Expo on Tuesday, May 14,from 4 to 7 p.m. at Alvirne High School,200 Derry Road, Route 102 in Hudson.This event will showcase Alvirne’s activitygroups and organizations as well as toallow local businesses the opportunityto introduce their products and servicesto the public as well as chance for thecommunity to learn more about andmeet with the many businesses in thearea. The Greater Hudson Chamber isoffering exhibitor space and sponsorshipopportunities. Any business interestedin participating can contact the GreaterHudson Chamber ofce at 889-4731.The Expo will be open to the public atno cost. There will be rafes and give-a-ways. For more information visit theGreater Hudson Chamber of Commercewebsite at www.hudsonchamber.com orcontact the ofce at 889-4731.
submitted by Hudson Police Department
On March 30, at 6:38 p.m. members of the Hudson Police and Fire Departmentsresponded to the intersection of FerryStreet and Library Street for a collisionbetween a motorcycle and motorvehicle. Upon the ofcers’ arrival it wasdetermined that Alexander Pelkey, 21,of Nashua, was operating a 2008 HarleyDavidson motorcycle and traveling weston Ferry Street, and Amanda Kuhlman,27, of Londonderry, was driving a 2007Nissan Maxima and traveling south onLibrary Street. An on-scene investigationdetermined that Pelkey drove into theintersection with Library Street againsta red trafc signal and collided withKuhlman.Kuhlman was wearing her seatbelt;there was no airbag deployment and noreported injuries.Pelkey was not wearing a helmet,and was transported to Southern NHMedical Center in Nashua by Hudson Firepersonnel to be evaluated for potentialserious injuries. Shortly after midnighton March 31, Pelkey was released fromthe hospital with minor injuries. He wasthen transported to the Hudson PoliceDepartment where he was processed andcharged with one count of AggravatedDWI. Pelkey was released on $1,500personal recognizance bail and given acourt date of April 11 at the 9th DistrictCircuit Court in Nashua.The Hudson Police Department CrashInvestigation and Reconstruction Teamresponded to the scene, and portions of Library Street and Ferry Street were closedto trafc until 9: 30 p.m. to conduct theinvestigation.
submitted by Andy Hoglund
To help students supplement the cost of their collegeeducation and reward them for their volunteer efforts,Citizens Bank today announced that it once again isoffering the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program.Now in its third year, Citizens Bank will award a totalof $50,000 in college scholarships to students whodemonstrate good citizenship through communityvolunteerism and leadership.The application period for the TruFit Good CitizenScholarship began on Monday, April 1 and will runthrough Friday, April 19, or until 3,000 applicationshave been received, whichever occurs rst. Winnerswill be announced this summer.A total of 40 college scholarships will be awardedto U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older andare attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and whohave been active in community service. The schoolscholarships will be awarded this summer for the 2013-2014 academic year.“As a company that helps students nance theircollege education, we created this scholarship programas a way to highlight and reward students who aredevoting their time and effort into making theircommunities better places to live,” said Joe Carelli,President, Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, NewHampshire and Vermont. “We believe in contributingto the health and prosperity of our communitiesand look forward to seeing this year’s applicantsand the contributions they are making in their localneighborhoods.”Citizens Bank will award 40 college scholarshipstotaling $50,000. One winner will receive $5,000;four winners each will receive $2,500; and 35 winnerseach will receive $1,000. Applicants are asked tosubmit an essay of no more than 250 words or a videoup to 60 seconds long that describes their communityvolunteerism and leadership. They must also providetwo references that are directly connected to theircommunity involvement. For full details, rules and toapply, go to citizensbank.com/scholarship.As part of its commitment to students and makingeducation more affordable, Citizens Bank’s TruFitStudent Loan product is available to students who live orattend school in the continental U.S. The TruFit StudentLoan is a private student loan available with a xed orvariable rate and exible repayment terms of ve, 10 or15 years, giving students the choice to select the optionthat best ts their needs. Borrowers receive interest ratereductions for automating their payments.Citizens Bank also offers online tips and tools to helpstudents prepare and save for college as well as ndinformation on how to apply for nancial aid, federaland private student loans. The site includes a nancingcalendar with important dates and deadlines forsecuring funding and a student loan calculator to helpstudents determine how much they will need to borrowto pay for college and how much they will owe oncethey graduate.Information about the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarshipprogram can also be found on Citizens Bank’s Facebook.
submitted by Hudson Junior Woman’sClub
The GFWC is pleased to announcethat we are once again offering one$1,000 and two $500 scholarship awards.Candidates need to be Alvirne HighSchool or Bishop Guertin graduatingseniors who have demonstratedcommunity service, leadership, andacademic achievement. To qualify, eachapplicant must be a Hudson residentand ofcially accepted to an accreditedvocational/technical school, communitycollege, or university.Also available is a $500 scholarshipfor a graduating senior currently enrolledin the Veterinary Science program at theWilbur H. Palmer Vocational TechnicalCenter. This candidate has the intentto study animal sciences at an instituteof higher learning. Applications areavailable at the AHS and BG guidancedepartments or www.hudsonjuniors.org.For additional information contactLorna at email@example.com. Thedeadline is May 15.
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Part Time Recreation Position Not Filled
by Doug Robinson
“The voters have given us a message” commentedSelectman Ted Luszey during the discussion involving thehiring of a part time recreation position.The Board of Selectmen’s discussion involving thehiring of a part time maintenance person was “tabled”until Recreation Director Dave Yates provided the Boardwith a comprehensive job description for the position hewas requesting. Yates did not attend the BOS meeting.The part time position was presented to the Board dueto a resignation.We need “a clear list of what the person does anddoes not do” commented Selectman Ted Luszey, duringthe hiring of a part time maintenance person for theRecreation Department. Chairman Richard Maddoxcommented, we “need more clarication … what arethey doing.”Selectman Roger Coutu defended the hiring of a parttime employee stating that “time matters.” He referencedthe marking of the elds, repair of picnic tables and“I know the summer program is about to begin thebeginning of June. There is a lot of maintenance to dowith the building (Community Center). “Sweeping, kidsprograms, parking lot lights lit.”Selectman Luszey commented that the Town of Hudson has a custodian at Town Hall, and at the PoliceDepartment. The town has a highway department thatcuts the grass. “We need a clear list of what the persondoes and does not do. What are the tasks of the dailymaintenance, how much maintenance do we have andare we utilizing them effectively.”Chairman Maddox agreed with Luszey by stating, we“need more clarication. I have serious concerns aboutwhat we are getting here. Let’s see what Yates says.”On a motion from Coutu, selectmen advertised the jobbut have not approved the position being lled.