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Salem Community Patriot 4-18-2014

Salem Community Patriot 4-18-2014

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The Salem Community Patriot is a free bi-weekly newspaper delivered to every home in Salem New Hampshire every-other Friday.
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by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
A local business is being called a neighborhood nuisance by some living in the area, leaving the business’s future in the hands of selectmen.Multiple complaints against Rocco’s Used Auto Parts, one of several names of the business operating at 55 Park Avenue, has captured the Salem Board of Selectmen’s attention, prompting members to question if operations should continue on the site.Assistant Town Manager Leon Goodwin informed the board Monday of complaints filed by neighbors, but said the license for a salvage yard on the property could only be revoked if it was a common law nuisance. The salvage yard license is renewed annually by the town, and Rocco’s has operated for more than 45 years.A variance was granted in the sixties allowing for the salvage yard to operate in the residential neighborhood, Goodwin said.But neighbors continue to file complaints against current owner
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 Volume 7 Number 20 April 18, 2014 16 Pages
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Centerpoint Community Church, 101 School St.Good Friday, April 18
Service - 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20
Continental Breakfast - 9 a.m.Easter Worship - 10 a.m.
First Congregational Church of Salem,15 Lawrence Rd., SalemEaster Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunrise Service - 6 a.m., Salem Center Park Gazebo, Breakfast to follow at the ChurchEaster Worship Service - 10 a.m.
Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 8 Pleasant St.Good Friday Service, April 18
Held jointly with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church - 7 p.m.
Easter Service, April 20
Sunrise Service - 6 a.m., Scottish Highlands Golf Course, 79 Brady Ave., jointly with United Methodist Church; Continental Breakfast to followTraditional Easter Service - 9 a.m.
Rockingham Christian Church, 5 Industrial WayEaster Sunday, April 20
Worship - 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saints Mary & Joseph ParishSt. Joseph Church, 40 Main St.Good Friday, April 18
Stations of the Cross - 3 p.m.Lord’s Passion - 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20
Masses: 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. in the Church and 11 a.m. in the Auditorium
Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Rd.Holy Saturday, April 19
Easter Vigil - 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20
Masses: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Rolling Tunder NH 1 and 2, along with veterans and selectmen, dedicated a POW/MIA memorial at town hall Monday.Bob McGuian, center, POW/MIA chair offi cer for Rolling Tunder New Hampshire 1; Janice Maramaldi, president of New Hampshire Rolling Tunder 1; and Selectman Patrick Hargreaves dedicate the POW/MIA memorial at Salem own Hall.
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Maintenance of Canobie Lake Water Pumps
One of three raw water  pumps in the Canobie Lake Pump House was removed  for service uesday. Te pump is used to lift water to the treatment plant. Below: Inside the Canobie Lake Pump House where one of three pumps was removed for service. Te town is currently using Arlington Pond for the water supply as is traditionally done during the winter.
Staff photos by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Te pump was covered in tuberculation. Utilities Manager Frank Giordano said the  pumps haven’t been serviced in over 20 years.
Selectmen Could Scrap Salvage Yard Business
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
A chance to step back in time and model history’s heroes is an exciting project second graders at Fisk School look forward to each year.Fisk teacher Clelsea Ford said students conducted biography research projects during the month of March and used what they learned to create a “Biography Wax Museum.”For almost an hour Friday, second grade students were dressed as the subject of their projects and stood still as parents, teachers and other students toured the displays.The wax museum isn’t the only way students shared their research; they also created a more permanent display. “One way that we had students present their reports was by creating a life-size portrait of their chosen person,” Ford said. The portraits were displayed around the rooms during the wax museum.
‘Biography Wax Museum’ Turns Heads
 Mateo Caro, center, poses during the biography wax museum Friday. Students appear as the subjects of their research projects at Fisk Elementary School during the Biography Wax Museum.
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Neighbors have filed multiple complaints against Rocco’s Used Auto Parts on Park Avenue saying the business is a neighborhood nuisance.
continued to page 7- Salvage Yard 
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Good Friday Service April 18, 7:00 PM• Continental Breakfast April 20, 9AM Easter Worship April 20, 10:00 AM• Egg Hunt for Children after worship 
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Curry College is proud to announce that
Meghan Breen
 has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society was formed in 1953 when a group of nurses attending Boston University set out to establish an organization that would represent the best of what nursing offered in this part of the world. The Curry College chapter was formed soon after, chartered at the time as only the seventh chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Members of the Honor Society are routinely sent to leadership conferences, academic events, and member forums.Keene State College’s 14th Annual Academic Excellence Conference took place on April 5. This student professional conference is designed to showcase the academic work of Keene State students and the collaborative work between students and faculty. It allows students to share excellent work with a broad audience, and prepares them for submitting proposals to professional conferences. One-hundred eighty-three students presented oral and poster projects, exhibits, panel discussions, and workshops this year.Among the participants were the following Salem residents:
Stephen Day
(Environmental Studies) presented “Functional Value Assessment of Wetlands at the Harris Center for Conservation Education” and
Annan Walker
 (Education) presented “Fostering Collaboration Among Professionals.
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JROTC Program to Remain at Salem High
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
The Air Force JROTC program will continue to operate in Salem High School despite orders from the Air Force to deactivate due to sub standard enrollments.Superintendent Michael Delahanty explained to school board members he was contacted by the Air Force and told to begin deactivating the program, requiring an inventory of uniforms, supplies and equipment, and returning them to the Air Force.Delahanty appealed the decision, and later learned the appeal was denied and the program would have to end.“The Air Force requires us to have 100 cadets,” Delahanty said, noting since 2000 when the program began in Salem, enrollment reached 100 only once.The decision prompted outrage from current and former cadets, establishing a Facebook group and seeking support for the program.More than 560 members in the group, many past and present cadets, shared positive stories about the program and the impact it had on their lives.Delahanty contacted U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelley Ayotte (R-NH) seeking support to continue the program. Shaheen responded to the request with a letter she received from the Air Force stating the reason for deactivation. “We failed to reach the requirement of 100 cadets,” Delahanty said from the letter.A meeting with students and staff at the high school broke the news to the school. “The kids were crushed,” Delahanty said.But administrators weren’t ready to give up and found a way to maintain the program. JROTC leaders discovered an option called the National Defense Cadet Core, which would allow the program to continue but leave the district to fund the entire $191,000 cost of the program. The Air Force currently contributes almost $60,000 to the program cost and covers uniform replacement and repairs.While the NDCC doesn’t typically cover the Air Force, Delahanty said they agreed to make an exception for Salem, but the school was encouraged to grow the program above the 100-student requirement, and reapply. And if the program doesn’t reach 100 members on the next two years, it could have to deactivate. “If we don’t maintain the 100 in 2016, 2017, we would have to look at deactivating the program,” he said.“I think this is how we have to move forward,” Delahanty said. “We still need to move forward as though we need to meet the threshold.”Board members praised the program and administrators for fighting to keep the opportunity available to students.“They find their place through the JROTC program,” School Board Member Michael Carney said about students. “We have to get this to 110, 115 students as quickly as possible.”Board member Pamela Berry commented on the community involvement by students and leaders. “We see this group representing our school in just about every aspect in this community,” she said. Board member Peter Morgan said it was important to reach the 100-member enrollment soon, adding the district was previously granted extensions. “We need to have support,” he said.Students and faculty are working to share information with prospects for the program about the benefits of JROTC.The board voted unanimously to cover the remaining cost for the program, which the Air Force currently funds.There are currently about 85 students enrolled in the program.
Plans for Kelly Plaza Furniture Store Get Green Light
by Bob Gibbs
The Salem Planning Board recently reviewed and unanimously approved plans for a proposed furniture store at 14 Kelly Road. The site of the furniture store will be adjacent to Ashley Furniture and share the parking lot. The proposed store would be a separate manufacturer of American-style furniture. The new 24,218-square-foot building will be located to the west of Ashley furniture with its back wall facing the building currently housing Sports Authority and other businesses. During the planning board meeting, much discussion focused on required parking spaces. For a building this size, there is a requirement to have 125 parking spaces. Current plans call for 111 spaces. Ross Moldoff, the planning director for Salem, recommended granting the conditional permit for the parking lot. Under this permit, the building must be operated as a furniture store only. Chairman Campbell added that the permit ceases to be valid for any other use. The board approved the conditional permit.Also, signage for the building was considered. The owner requested placing a sign on the Ashley furniture building. There is currently a 270-square-foot sign on this building that has been approved by the town. A second sign would be 100 square feet. After much discussion by the board, Mr. Moldoff, and the owners of the buildings, the board voted 6-1 to allow a 100-square-foot sign facing Kelly Road on the new building and a 100-square-foot sign on the northeast corner of the new building appearing toward the Best Buy parking lot. The requested additional signs, to be added to the existing Ashley Furniture building, were not permitted.The board asked the applicant about lighting for the new building. Since there is a residential abutter to the property, the Planning Board inquired whether the lights closest to this abutter be turned off after hours. The applicants stated that due to security concerns they would not want to do that. There were no abutters present at the meeting to voice concerns.Before the planning board voted, Mr. Moldoff read the following conditions that had to be met by the applicant:1. Prior to the building permit, submit the approval from the Engineering Department;2. Pay for the outside inspections per the direction of the Engineering Department;3. Prior to occupancy, all improvements must be constructed in accordance with the approved plan;4. Provide an as-built site plan;5. Note the conditional-use permits for the parking and the signs on the plan; and6. Operate the business so that the parking lot capacity is not exceeded.The board unanimously voted in favor of this motion.
Staff photos by Bob Gibbs
Kelly Plaza furniture store Kelly plaza site plan
Kelly Plaza  furniture store elevation drawing 
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Field of Dreams Gets Spring Cleaning
by Bob Gibbs
Supporters of the Field of Dreams in Salem held their annual Spring Cleanup on April 12. Members of the Field of Dreams Board and volunteers grabbed their rakes, tarps, shovels, and leaf blowers to bring a fresh look of spring to the park located in the center of Salem. More than 60 volunteers from Salem AF/JROTC, Walgreens, Salem Cub Scouts Troop 160, T-Bones Restaurant, the Salem Rotary, and the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce joined other volunteers in cleaning up the park in preparation for the summer fun. Pat Good, Field of Dreams vice president, stated that the park’s schedule this year includes its summer concert series and new for this year there will be a Pizza Fest. The Pizza Fest on May 17 will bring many of the best Salem pizza restaurants together at the park to compete.The concert series will take place on Thursday nights throughout the summer beginning July 10.As a part of the scheduled park improvements, VP Good spoke of the addition of a new fitness trail. The new fitness stations will be located where a previous fitness trail had been located. The new exercise equipment will be installed with labor donated by local contractors.During the cleanup, Rebecca Lemay, managing operator and owner of T-Bones, presented Field of Dreams President Ross Trecartin and VP Pat Good with a check for $10,940. The money was raised at the Salem T-Bones through employee and customer donations. President Trecartin thanked T-Bones for the donation, stating the money will go to fund a fountain in the park.
Historical Society Hosts Clara Barton
 Addressing the Salem Historical Society, Jessa Piaia portrays the amazing Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, who dedicated her life to serving others.
by Bob Gibbs
The Salem Historical Society hosted “Clara Barton,” the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. As a part of the society’s monthly meeting, Ms. Barton – portrayed by Jessa Piaia-- gave a talk of her life on the battlefields that led up to her forming the American Red Cross.Clara Barton began teaching school at a time when most teachers in the United States were men. After teaching for 13 years, she took a job in the U.S. patent office in Washington, DC. In 1861, the first units of federal troops began to organize in Washington in preparation for the Civil War. Barton saw that many of the troops, having been recently recruited, were under equipped and underfed. She began by taking supplies to the young soldiers of the Sixth Massachusetts Infantry, as many of these soldiers were from her hometown area of North Oxford, Mass. Several of these soldiers were her former students. She saw that many of these men had no bedding and only the clothes on their backs. She started an appeal through her Unitarian Church group to gather supplies from civilians, church and civic organizations and businesses. She eventually required three rented warehouses to store all of the supplies that she was able to obtain.During her work on the battlefields of the American Civil War, she saw great suffering on all sides. She described coming across the many wounded and dead soldiers on the battlefields, and the terrible suffering she observed in the makeshift hospitals of the war. Many of the hospitals were undersupplied with even the most basic needs to help the wounded. Toward the end of the war, she came to realize that the government had no records of the soldiers who had died in battle. She began a campaign to organize the names and other information of the soldiers that had gone to battle and had not returned. She and her group began to compile a list of the soldier’s names, their regiments, and the area that they had fought and died. At Andersonville, Ga., one of the most notorious prisoner of war camps, she and the group discovered that there had been 13,000 soldiers buried there, not the 8,000 that the government had records for. Her group gave these soldiers a proper burial at what is now one of the earliest U.S. national cemeteries. Following the war, Barton saw a continued need for services. As she stated, “The work of the Civil War is not complete until we have cared for the widows and orphans.”Being raised in the Unitarian Church and by her Mason father, she had this deep need to serve. This need to serve led her to organize the American Red Cross. In 1882, following much pressure from Barton, President Chester A. Arthur, signed the Geneva Convention Treaty, which formally recognized the International Red Cross as a neutral organization. In 1900 the U.S. Congress gave the American Red Cross is first official charter.In letters and journals, Ms. Barton stated, that in times of need, “the Red Cross is there time and time again to offer a hand up” and “we will serve until there is no need.” Jessa Piaia’s character portrayals celebrate women of the past whose diverse lives span three centuries. In her poignant and inspiring dramatic vignettes, Jessa reveals the accomplishments, struggles, and contributions of these women to American history.  Jessa depicts each woman’s life set against the historic events and issues of the day. Some of those portrayed - Amelia Earhart, Clara Barton, and Susan B. Anthony - achieved a place of prominence in history. Others, like Rachel Revere, Susanna Rowson, and Mary Dyer, may be less familiar to present-day audiences, but their lives deserve the attention Jessa gives them. Famous or not, all of these women can serve as role models for Americans today.The next program at the Salem Historical Society will be “Hollywood - Wild West to Movie Mecca” on May 8.The Salem Historical Society is based at the Old Town Hall Museum, 310 Main Street. For more information you can visit the society’s website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/salem.
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 Major James Blazak and aylor Specht of the Salem AF/JROC drag leaves out of the park.Nanci Carney  plants bulbs at the front wall of Fields of Dreams.Rebecca Lemay, managing operator and owner of -Bones, center, Field of Dreams President Ross recartin, left, and VP Pat Good with a donation check  from -Bones. Staff of the restaurant is behind. Aja Metcalf and Mike Columbake do their part to  get the Field of Dreams ready.Odin Bradley, 3, and brother Gabe, 5, of Salem would probably rather play in the leaves but decide to help instead.Salem Recreation Director Chris Dillon gets in to rake out the streams running through the Field of Dreams.

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