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Hudson~Litchfield News 1-10-2014

Hudson~Litchfield News 1-10-2014

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 Volume 24 Number 26 January 10, 2014 12 Pages
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by AJ Dickinson
The staff of Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson held their annual screenplay this past Tuesday, January 7. This year’s performance of
 A Christmas Carol 
 might have been their best play yet. While slightly altered from the original, the passionate acting of the Fairview staff members whose characters really seemed to “fit the script” brought this hysterical classic to life. The staff, who had never rehearsed the play as a group before, was led by Activities Director Kevin McGee who played the main role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Kevin explained that because he played the main character he could work with each person individually practicing his or her lines at the most convenient time for each actor. The play contained all of the good elements of a grand performance consisting of a bit of comedy and drama mixed with some song and dance. Kevin reflected on the performance by saying, “It’s nice for them to see us all in a different light, rather than just buzzing up and down the hallways … We like to have fun on the floor and we like to have fun doing this.” The residents seemed to fully enjoy the performance, as they laughed and gave a round of applause, one resident even started dancing with a staff member causing laughter to spread throughout the room. These plays not only give the residents something to look forward to, but they also give them something to joke about year round.
 
 A Christmas Carol 
 Brings Laughter to Fairview Residents
by Doug Robinso
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Award winning local artist, author and children’s book illustrator Lisa Greenleaf was the featured Artist of the Month for  January at the Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson.Greenleaf displayed dozens of her original artwork creations and had many of her publications available for sale and autographing in the library’s community room. Greenleaf’s artwork and publications include the children’s book,
The Barefoot Boy 
,
When Rivers Burned 
,
Women of the Granite State
,
Women of NH
 and her newest book,
Feathers and Trumpets
and many more. She has earned the distinction of being awarded the 2011 Bronze Moonbeam Children’s Book Award-Best Illustrated, 2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards, Finalist, 2013 Green Book Festival Award, 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Environmental Issues and the 2014 Award for Outstanding Science Trade Book.A graphic designer by day, Greenleaf has followed her passion and love of art for all to enjoy. “Lisa Greenleaf creates fine art drawings, giclee prints and note cards that will be treasured forever,” according to Greenleaf’s website, www.lisagreenleaf.com. Using graphite pencil, colored pencil, watercolors, acrylic paints, along with combined mediums, Greenleaf’s commissions of fine art come to life on the printed page. Spending as much as 24 hours on a single painting, Greenleaf’s passion and precision with her art is breathtaking
.
 
“Art is in My Heart!”
Gift of Wheelchair Ramp for Litcheld Family 
submitted by Rick Riley 
On January 1, a priceless spirit of giving plus over $450 of donated materials from the Litchfield Lions and contractor donated labor provided a ramp so a wheelchair-bound man can enjoy the feeling of being outdoors.Andrew Fragala, 27, involved in a serious motorcycle accident while attending college at UTI, Orlando, Florida, was confined to a wheelchair as a result of the injuries he sustained. In November 2013, after several months of rehabilitation at an extended care facility, Andrew was moved back home with his parents, Rick and Wendy Fragala, so they can care for him while he continues his journey to recovery.
Hudson Community Continues to Support One of Its Own
by Laurie Jasper 
As reported in the
Hudson~Litchfield News
, 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe was diagnosed just over one year ago with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Family and friends of McKenzie continue to work to obtain 100,000 signatures on a petition to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the White House to grant McKenzie a compassionate exemption to begin treatment with Antineoplastons (ANP) drug, which is not FDA approved. According to the petition, which may be found at www.Change.org, The FDA has made 471 exemptions for this treatment to date. An amazing 61,200 signatures have already been obtained in just a few short months, but over 38,000 are still needed. Senator Kelly Ayotte wrote an impassioned letter in December to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on McKenzie’s behalf and continues to assist the family. Despite starting the New Year in the hospital with a stomach bug and bad sinus infection unrelated to the tumor, McKenzie has recovered from her illness and is back at Hudson Memorial School with her classmates. The family is hopeful that permission will be granted for ANP, but time is of the essence. Because the drug is not FDA approved, health insurance will not cover the high cost of the treatment. The Hudson community is rallying once again with several fundraisers to assist McKenzie and her family.For the month of January, Sweet Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Shops, with locations in Hudson and Londonderry, will donate their Change for a Cure proceeds to McKenzie’s fund. Sweet Kiwi owner Laura Calamari explained: “Since we are a self-serve shop, there is no need to have a tip jar, but people still want a place to throw their Having made the initial preparations which included installing two stair lifts so Andrew could move about the home, the Fragalas wanted to install a ramp off an existing deck so Andrew could have access to their yard while also providing a secondary emergency egress from the home. That’s when the Litchfield Lions stepped in. Peter Antonucci, friend and neighbor of the Fragala family, contacted the Lions Club about the need for the handicap ramp. Lions Club member Rick Riley then met with Kevin Lynch, Litchfield Building Department, to get the ball rolling on the project. What took place next was truly amazing.
continued to page 7- Wheelchair Ramp
 McKenzie (right) and her cousin Michelle
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continued to page 7- McKenzie
Lisa, with her multi-award winning book,  John Greenleaf Whittier’s, Te Barefoot Bo
continued to page 7- Lisa Greenleaf 
Staff photos by AJ Dickinson
Te complete cast of Fairview Nursing Home’s production of
 A Christmas Carol
Bailey Baird is shown playing Mrs. Marley Chris Plye (as iny im) is shown with  Matt Farley (as Bob Cratchit)  Activities Coordinator Carolyn Beaulieu is seen dancing with resident Adrien Salvas after the performance Kevin McGee as Scrooge and Matt Farley as Bob Cratchit 
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A Special Treat for Hudson Seniors
If you would like to submit a recipe or a comment for our article contact Lori Bowen at lbowen@hudsonnh.gov or stop by and see her at the Community Center Tuesdays through Thursdays.
by Lauri Bowen, Hudson Senior Services Coordinator 
Happy New Year!Since it is the beginning of the year, it seems that on everyone’s mind is the dreaded New Year’s Resolution! Whether your resolution is to get more sleep, travel, become more organized or just to spend more time with friends and family; I wish you good luck and hope that 2014 is good to you.We have a large amount of our senior friends that volunteer for various organizations and I just want to take a moment and say thank you! Your efforts are so greatly appreciated, especially during the busy holiday season.Remember, if there is no school in Hudson due to snow or weather, the community center will not be open for senior activities including community dining.Driving tip of the week is to double check! The snow banks are getting high and are getting harder to see around so check twice before entering a road. The coffee club meets on Tuesday Mornings from 9 to 11 for coffee and conversation, but you can stop by any day and enjoy Mary’s great coffee!The new center is moving right along, the drywall is being hung and things are progressing! We have been sharing lots of stories over coffee lately, funny and sad, travel stories and family memories. These are treasures and please keep bringing them and sharing!There is a questionnaire available weekdays at the community center and online on the town website at www.hudsonnh.gov you can drop it off at the community center during the week or bring it by the recreation office any day. This is a great way to share ideas and let Lori know she is on the right track!Lucille has planned some new trips to start off the year, stop by and see her on Wednesdays and Thursdays to sign up.If you are interested in playing or learning mah-jong, please stop by the community center on Tuesday mornings around 9. Be sure to check out Hudson Cable channel 22 for updated daytime activities offered currently at the community center for the seniors.Wishing all our friends with January birthdays a very happy day, and to all our anniversaries, we wish you congratulations!There is still a need for whist players and bridge players for Tuesdays, if you are interested please stop by and visit with us.
For the Kitchen
This is the bread dough recipe I use for pizza crust or to make rolls and bread with. At our house, when I make a batch, my daughters immediately want to make their own pizzas using it. It makes a nice pizza crust and can be rolled, braided, tossed and molded. Create your own pizzas or use your imagination tonight!Ingredients:1 tablespoon yeast½ cup sugar1 cup lukewarm water3 cups flour plus 1 cup for rolling½ cup olive or vegetable oilPlace in large bowl or mixing bowl:1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon yeast. Wait for yeast to react, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup oil. Add in 1 cup of flour at a time, stirring or use a bread hook. For a lighter dough, let sit for 20 minutes to rise, but can be used right away. Braid, spread or roll dough to use as desired. Bake at 325 or 350 in oven for 15-20 minutes or until edges are browned. Enjoy!
No Injuries When Vehicle Crashes Into Hudson Market
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GMS First Grade Collects for Marguerite’s Place
submitted by Sandie Johnstone, Griffin Memorial School 
For the month of December, the first graders of Sandie  Johnstone’s classroom at Griffin Memorial School participated in a community service-learning project for Marguerite’s Place in Nashua. Marguerite’s Place is a shelter that provides “physical, emotional, educational and social support for homeless women with children” writes Marguerite’s Place materials. The children learned to demonstrate responsibility and the importance of giving back. The children humbly and generously donated simple everyday items on the shelter’s wish list. Their wish list contained necessities such as diapers, laundry detergent, towels, soap, etc.Debra Leo, a shelter representative (in photo) visited the school to receive the donations and express the shelter’s gratitude.“It was a gratifying character-building experience for these first graders. It was clear by the look on their faces as the donation boxes grew that this was a surprise,” commented first grade teacher Sandie Johnstone.
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COPS: “Community Orientated Policing Unit”
by Doug Robinson
Hudson Police Chief Jason Lavoie’s open letter to the residents of Hudson states, “In order to best serve our community we employ many models of policing. In 1829 Sir Robert Peele (known as the father of modern policing) said in his
Nine Principles of Policing: ‘ 
the people are the police and the police are the people.’”The Chief continues, “He was talking about community policing. Community Policing is the core model we work with. We also use other methods of policing such as strategic planning and data-driven policing in order to provide the professional police services our community deserves. Embracing these philosophies and open to others, the police work in partnership with the public to solve problems and fight crime.”In an effort to serve the Hudson Community to a superior level, HPD Master Patrol Officer Allison Cummings and Master Patrol Officer Tom Scotti developed an interdepartmental unit called COPS: Community Orientated Policing Unit.In addition to their normal duties, Cummings and Scotti act as first responders when the need arises during an investigation. They assist with information gathering, serving of warrants and partnering with the detective division. Their assistance affords better communications between the individual police departments, ensuring that information flows properly, correctly, and most importantly, in a timely manner. The flexibility offered by the professional skills of Cummings and Scotti affords the detectives time to continue to investigate their assignments, as well as the patrol officers’ abilities to continue to keep the roads of Hudson safe for us all to travel.“We are available to not only execute a search warrant, we have the ability to obtain that search warrant if need be. We work with the detectives, the courts and the patrol division in an effort to connect all the dots of an ongoing investigation. Our efforts afford our fellow officers to continue to do their assignments undisturbed and uninterrupted,” commented Cummings. “And that is the biggest thing. Every day a new emergency arises and we owe it to our community to service them as best and as professionally as we can. We can and we will do what we do better every day as a result of the Community Orientated Policing Unit.”Officer Scotti continued, “We are a hybrid of the detectives. We have the ability to report to work wearing our uniforms, and then should the need occur, we have the ability to change into civilian clothes and assist the detectives. We are able to change our working shifts to meet the needs of the department, or more importantly, meet the needs of the public we serve when the public needs us to serve.
 Master Patrol Offi cer Tom Scotti (11 years with HPD) and  Master Patrol Ocer Allison Cummings (13 years with HPD)
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submitted by David S. Morin, HFD Public Information Liaison
At 10:04 p.m., Monday, January 6, firefighters from the Central Fire Station manning one engine, two command vehicles and a Nashua ambulance were alerted to a car that had crashed into a building at 76 Lowell Road, Palmers Market. First arriving firefighters reported a car had struck the building. Upon entering the building, firefighters found the damage limited to the front entry.The vehicle’s operator and store employee were both evaluated by firefighters, neither was found to have suffered any injury in the crash. The Hudson building inspector and fire prevention division determined the building to be safe and the property was turned back to the owner.A total of eight fire department personnel responded to the scene.
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Tat’s right. You heard me correctly. Scott Brown is perfect. He is a perfect example of what is wrong with the two-party system. He is a perfect example of why the two-party system equals zero choice. He is a perfect example why the lesser of two evils is still evil. And he is a perfect example of why one should always vote principle over party.Did you know that he supported Obama’s jobs bill  while a senator in Massachusetts? Do you really expect him to be different as a U.S. Senator here in New Hampshire?It is the same reason Romney was no better than Obama in the last presidential election. Would RomneyCare – national edition – be that much better than ObamaCare? I doubt it. Would you trust a politician who is pro-choice in his home state, but pro-life on a national stage? I don’t. Now if Romney had said he was pro-choice for Massachusetts but stood mute on the issue on a national stage, or better yet, actually said it is a state’s rights issue, then at least you would know he actually read the Constitution.But Scott Brown is no different than Romney. He made no reference to the Constitution during any of his campaigns for public offi ce. Of course he has a right to run for any offi ce in any state he can establish legal residency in, much the same as Hillary Clinton did in New York. But look at consistency. You see, I can respect people I disagree with. I respect Ralph Nader even though I disagree with him on virtually every issue.  Why? He is consistent. He does not change his message to pander to his audience. Ron Paul is the same way on the other end. I have a recording of when he ran for president in 1988. Other than the references to events that were current back then, one could just as easily be listening to a speech he gave in 2012.People will vote for Scott Brown just because “he is not Jeanne Shaheen.” Tey may even say he is better than Shaheen. How much better? If someone asks you to support Scott Brown, try asking them to say why Scott Brown is the better choice without mentioning our current senator. Ten, assuming he or she can even do that, do the research and see if that message is consistent  with what he said or did as senator from Massachusetts. A friend of mine (yes, I actually have some) who is a Republican state rep in another district once told me that voting for a third party is like expecting a coin to land on its edge. o which I responded, “Voting for a third party may be like expecting a coin to land on its edge. But voting for one of the two larger parties and expecting meaningful change, is like expecting a two-headed coin to land on tails.”
Richard B. Kahn, M.Ed., Hudson
ank You For All You Do
I am writing to thank two wonderful groups on our community.I would to thank the Litchfield Lions Club for completing the vision screening for the Griffi n Memorial students. Te Lions are a generous, patient group of volunteers who work beautifully with the students to complete the vision screening every year. Tis provides a necessary service to all the students and I thank Lions Club for their time and effort.I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the staff of Griffi n Memorial School for their generous donations to the “Christmas Angels” project. Every year our staff generously adopts many needy community children and make their Christmas very special. Te students and parents all are involved in this charity. Te staff at GMS always go above and beyond to help these children and families. Te response always warms my heart. Again, a special “Tank you” goes out to the special people in our community. I am sincerely grateful.
Susan G. Seabrook, RNBS, School Nurse, Griffi n  Memorial School, Litchfield 
Reality Check on Climate and Energy 
It is perfectly reasonable to be green minded and work towards conservation of our resources and clean air and  water. But CO2 has been incorrectly blamed for the natural cycles of temperatures and weather extremes of drought, flood, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat and cold. Instead of a health hazard, CO2 is plant food and has helped greatly improve global crop yields and feed the increasing population. Tanks to improved hybrids and farming practices and increased CO2, a 50-year trend of remarkable growth in world grain production has followed. Since 1960, global wheat and rice production has tripled, and corn production is almost five times higher. CO2’s claimed effect on climate has been falsified. Global warming has stopped for 17 years (0.9F cooling here in the northeast in winters during that period) even as CO2 has risen 11 percent. In Europe, the green agenda has led to great increases in the cost of energy as the winters turned sharply colder. In the last decade 280,000 Brits have died from the cold and 10,000 from the heat. We have been focusing on the wrong enemy. Te number of heat records have been declining since the 1930s. wenty-three of the 50 states’ all time heat records occurred in the 1930s and 39 before 1960. More cold than heat records have been set since the 1940s. Te claims about high-ranking months and years is with ‘adjusted’ (manipulated) data. Te heat and cold records are unadjusted. Sea level rise has slowed 43 percent from the 20th century, and there is no upward trend in drought and flood. Hurricane activity globally is at a 34 year low. Sandy was a borderline Category 1 storm. Eight Category 3 or higher hit the Atlantic coast from 1938 to 1960. Te tornado count this year was over 140 fewer than any year since records started in the 1950s. Wildfire numbers were the lowest since modern records began in 1985. Te arctic ice cover bounced back over 50 percent  with the coldest summer on record while new records for ice were set in Antarctica, even trapping a research ship this month, summer in Antarctica. Snow was supposed to become rare. Four of the top five snowiest years for the northern hemisphere have been in the last six years and we have had more east coast snowstorms this decade than any in history just four years in.In Europe had five straight brutally cold winters and scientists are said to be “baffl ed” that their models have failed them. Te UK Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered ministers to ditch the ‘green crap’ blamed for driving up energy bills and making business uncompetitive. In Germany 600,000 homes had their electricity turned off during the last brutal winter as electricity prices skyrocketed, and the country is rushing to build 10 coal fired plants to lower costs. In the UK 12 million people are said to be in fuel poverty, having to choose between heating and eating and 280,000 have died from the cold since 2003. If we follow Kuster’s RES plan, we would lose 1 million jobs by 2020 and average families will pay $2,400 more per year for electricity (Kreutzer, 2010). Why would the governments of the world go down this path? o save the planet?UN Climate Offi cial Ottmar Edenhofer in November 2010 admitted “one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy.” Instead, climate change policy is about how “we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth ...”
 Joseph D’Aleo, Co-Founder of the Weather Channel, Hudson
Hudson Fish & Game Club Grateful for anksgiving Dinner Donations
On behalf of the Hudson Fish & Game Club volunteers, we would like to thank you for all of your donations to our annual 2013 Tanksgiving Dinner. Tis year was a huge success due to the donations we received as well as the hundreds of volunteers who prepared and delivered close to 1,200 hot homemade meals which were individually delivered to elderly, homebound, needy or simply those celebrating the holiday in isolation. Deliveries were made within the community of Hudson, as well as surrounding communities of Nashua, Derry, Pelham, Merrimack, Litchfield, Milford and yngsborough, Massachusetts.  Additionally, approximately 100 guests came to our facility to eat in the company of friends. After 23 years, our tradition continues to grow. We rely entirely on charitable donations and volunteers giving of their time and services to bring the holiday  joy to the homes of those who are isolated and alone.  Without your support, many would have gone without a hot meal to celebrate the Tanksgiving Day tradition.  With your help, our volunteers bring warmth to their holidays. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the members of the Hudson Fish & Game Club, the Knox family and volunteers, we thank you and look forward to next year.
 Members and Volunteers, Hudson Fish & Game Club, Hudson
 Your Voting Makes It Worth the Time
Te Budget season in Hudson is my least favorite time of the year; it is two grueling months of deliberation on the School and own budgets, that constantly brings on the ire of the governing Boards as well as the department heads on both School and own sides. Te Budget Committee by its very nature is adversarial to both Boards with the job of second guessing the governing Boards in regards to the budget.People gripe about taxes in the town, but it seems that if I propose changes in police, fire, highway, recreation or schools, I am accused of wanting to see blood flow in the streets, houses burn, peoples’ lives threatened, winter accidents and children hurt. Apparently attempting to be frugal with the taxpayers’ money is not a popular stance to have, but that is part of what the Budget Committee is for.Being on the Budget Committee is not for the faint of heart as attested to by the lack of people running for this Offi ce, but it is a necessary task that I have been doing for years. If you feel as several governing Board members that the Budget Committee is an unnecessary annoyance, then perhaps we should investigate changing to some other form of own Government.Te truth is that neither the Board of Selectmen, the School Board nor the Budget Committee have any power that is not controlled by the axpayers of Hudson. I urge each and every one of you to get involved in the Deliberative Sessions where you can effect change in the budgets and in the Elections to ratify your budgets and elect people who reflect your values.
 John Drabinowicz, Hudson
by Doug Robinson
By a unanimous vote, the Town of Hudson Board of Selectmen has voted to “shutter” (close permanently) the Hudson Skate Park on the corner of Melendy Road and Central Street.At an original cost of $50,000, the park has become subject to ongoing vandalism. The park has been closed since August 2013.Problems with the skate park have been ongoing for years and the selectmen stated it would be closed unless the users took better care of the facility.Hudson Road Agent Kevin Burns’ crew have had to spend many hours cleaning up broken class, removing trash, as well as repainting the facility due to graffiti issues.In August, Burns wrote, “[The skate park] has become a financial drain and is very labor-intensive keeping this centrally located park from becoming an eyesore. When the park was first constructed by the highway department for the recreation department, it was to be a family park (complete with) a separate skate area for little ones ... vending machines, a water bubbler, benches, lighted flag poles, irrigation, fenced-in portable toilets and picnic tables. The cost of the facility was over $50,000. Over time, all of the above items have been destroyed.”A couple of years ago, the selectmen stressed to the public and the skateboarders that the park would be closed unless the users took better care of the facility.During 2013, “It’s gotten worse over the last few months,” commented Selectman Nadeau at the August 2013 meeting. “The crews who are supposed to be maintaining our roads [are] babysitting the skate park every day.”At the January 7 selectmen’s meeting, Nadeau stated, “Nobody has come forward to do anything for the park. At this time, [I suggest we] keep the park closed permanently.”Selectman Ted Luzsey commented, “A group of volunteers needs to come together and come to this body and present to the board how they are going to resurrect the park.”After the vote, Chairman Rick Maddox suggested that the board give the road agent instructions to dismantle the park and to see what needs to be scrapped and what can be salvaged.Selectman Nadeau commented that a few residents have suggested to him that the 1.7 acres of town land be used for “horseshoes or bocce.” Other ideas, suggested by Recreation Director Dave Yates and Burns, have been the possibility of a “combination volleyball court and instructional tennis court.”
Hudson Skate Park “Shuttered”
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