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The Kelley Library held a presentation o\ue000
\u201cBaked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food
Defnes a Region,\u201d which was led by New
Hampshire-based author Edie Clark, o\ue000 whom the
Library was proud to host due to her renowned
presence in New England.
Clark has been writing and editing \ue000rom her
New Hampshire home \ue000or the past 30 years. She
has also written extensively about New England
in \ue000eature stories \ue000or Yankee Magazine, where
she served as Senior Editor \ue000or 10 years and then
Senior Writer and Fiction Editor \ue000or another 14
years. Her multiple-part series on topics such as
has established her reputation as one who writes
about ordinary lives changed by one extraordinary
act or circumstance.
\ue000or the past 20 years. Rooted
in the Monadock region o\ue000
New Hampshire, the \ue000arm,
which grew corn and \ue001ax
and was the home to sheep
and horses, once belonged
to a woman named Mary.
Clark bought this \ue000arm 12
years ago, and now grows
only hay\u2014and stories.
and Reader\u2019s Digest. Also, she has taught many workshops and lectured \ue000requently about writing and reporting.
A Baked Bean Cook-o\ue000\ue000 \ue000ell on the heels o\ue000
Clark\u2019s presentation held Thursday, February
18. Kicking o\ue000\ue000 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February
20, contestants submitted their recipes in two
categories: Traditional \ue000rom Scratch, which start
\ue000rom dry beans, and Altered Beans, which start
\ue000rom canned beans. Altered Beans contestants
included Tammy Laroche, Marcia Harris, Joan
Shu\ue000elt, and Susan Pendleton, while Traditional
\ue000rom Scratch contestants included Stan Mikutel,
Sarah Allen, Theresa Staples, Charlotter Goossens,
and John Gagne.
Each recipe entry o\ue000\ue000ered something di\ue000\ue000erent
to try, and the smell \ue000rom the judging area was
to die \ue000or. Cook-o\ue000\ue000 judges included Kevin Breen
(Fire Chie\ue000), Jonathan Smith, Patricia Altomare
(\ue000ood columnist \ue000or the Eagle Tribune), Stephanie
Beaudet (BJ\u2019s Wholesale Club) and Eric Boucher
(McKinnons). People came in nonstop to sample
the di\ue000\ue000erent entries, and everyone le\ue000t \ue000ull and
with new ideas to try.
On January 12,
2010, one o\ue000 the
worst earthquakes in
history struck Haiti
destruction, killing an
people and impacting
300 million people
or sanitation, and
needed help badly.
wanted to do their
part in responding to
this disaster by inviting the students and \ue000amilies to
contribute to the American Red Cross Emergency
Response Fund. As a goal to collect and raise
$200 \ue000or purchasing much-needed supplies, the
total amount o\ue000 over $1,000 surpassed anything
expected. As an incentive \ue000or reaching this goal
and to promote awareness o\ue000 this compassionate
cause, the Student Council sponsored a Hats
\ue000or Haiti Day. Any student was welcome to
participate, with encouragement to students
to make a voluntary contribution o\ue000 $1.00 by
February 12. Parents could contribute greater
amounts i\ue000 desired, but any contribution in any
denomination was appreciated, no matter how
large or small.
Special hats o\ue000\ue000 to the American Red Cross, Barron School, and all students who helped to make this event a success.
RabbitAir, Inc. recently made
an incredible donation to Fisk
School, Salem, to help keep the
kids and teachers \ue000eeling their
best. This company donated
20 air purifers and had them
shipped \ue000rom Cali\ue000ornia, \ue000ree o\ue000
cost. The total donation came
to over $7,000.
RabbitAir, Inc. has been in
business since January 2001,
with an \u201cAA\u201d rating by the Los
Angeles Area Better Business
Bureau. Focusing on providing
high-quality air purifers to its
customers, their mission is to
search around the globe and
collaborate with top-notch
manu\ue000acturers in the air-
Last Thursday evening, February 18,
the Greater Salem Chamber o\ue000 Com-
merce hosted a Candidates Night
at the Salem High School television
studio. Candidates \ue000or all town and
school elected posts were invited
to participate in the public \ue000orum.
Moderator Joel Olbricht opened the
evening by explaining the ground
rules and introducing the panelists,
Len Lathrop \ue000rom the Salem Com-
munity Patriot, Jarret Bencks \ue000rom the
Eagle Tribune and Dr. Manny Sousa.
Watch channel SCTV-17 \ue000or replay.
the Salem Boys and Girls Club, located at
3 Geremonty Drive, \ue000rom 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The theme o\ue000 the event is Lil\u2019 Italy, and
there is a small cost \ue000or the dinner, which
will include spaghetti, meatballs, dessert,
and garlic bread. Tickets can be purchased
at the door.
older who are unable to per\ue000orm their
own \ue000oot care at the Salem Senior Center,
Sally Sweet Way. Clients will receive a
basic nail trimming and \ue000oot assessment,
but no treatment o\ue000 corns or calluses.
Appointments are necessary \ue000or this clinic,
and there is a suggested donation \ue000ee.
For more in\ue000ormation, or to schedule an
appointment, call 432-7776 (Derry) or
The Derry-Salem Elks Lodge #2226, Route
111, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, will
host the Regional Spelling Bee, \ue000or students
in grades 3-8, starting at 9 a.m. This event
can last several hours depending on the
contestants. The top winner will go on to
the State Spelling Bee, which will be held
at Bed\ue000ord High School on March 21.
The Derry-Salem Elks Lodge #2226, Route
111, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, will
hold their annual Irish Night, \ue000eaturing a
\ue000ull corned bee\ue000 and cabbage dinner. The
evening will start with cocktails at
6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and \ue000eaturing Irish
Dancers sometime around 8-8:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the
Lodge. Anyone interested in tickets can
call the lodge at 898-7941. Ticket are not
usually available at the door, as it is usually
a sold out event
The Kelley Library, 234 Main Street, Salem, will hold a Movie Night at 7 p.m., \ue000eaturing a classic flm starring Gregory Peck.
3:30-4:30 p.m. Join the Library sta\ue000\ue000 \ue000or this
in\ue000ormal computer class in which they will
discuss what to look \ue000or in a new PC.
The Kelley Library is pleased to welcome
Dennis Webster Greene o\ue000 Webster Greene
Antiques and Interiors o\ue000 Methuen, who
will present \u201cTreasures in Your Attic.\u201d Join
us \ue000or an in\ue000ormative discussion o\ue000 antique
collecting at 7 p.m. at the library.
organization assisting Salem cancer patients
with the upkeep o\ue000 their established
gardens. Volunteers interested in learning
more about our program are invited to
attend our meetings at the Kelley Library,
Route 97, Salem, \ue000rom 10 a.m.-noon. You
may also call 870-9395 to speak with
Sandy, or leave your name and telephone
number \ue000or a return call.
cut patterns \ue000or dolls and clothes at their
meeting on Tuesday, March 2 \ue000rom noon
to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room o\ue000 Kelley
Library. The cloth dolls, complete with
handmade outfts and yarn hair, will be
sold local cra\ue000t \ue000airs and other events and
the proceeds will be donated to the club\u2019s
scholarship \ue000und and various community
projects. Women are asked to bring
scissors and pins. The work session will
\ue000ollow lunch. New members are always
The Salem Historical Society will host
a travel presentation by Robyn Hatch,
reporter and photographer \ue000or the Salem
Community Patriot. Robyn is a pro\ue000essional
photographer and has traveled extensively
in Europe and elsewhere with her camera.
We will see some o\ue000 the resulting pictures
\ue000rom her trip to Mexico. The meeting is at
7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall Museum,
310 Main Street, Salem, and is open
to the public and \ue000ree o\ue000 charge. Light
re\ue000reshments will be available a\ue000ter the
meeting. For details call 893-8882 or
Kathy Youkstetter, a clinical psychologist
and cancer survivor will be a guest speaker
at the Salem Cancer Support Group on
March 15 at 6 p.m. Kathy graduated with
her master\u2019s degree \ue000rom Boston College
in 2000 and has worked at the Center \ue000or
Li\ue000e Management in various capacities
since that time. At 31 years old and with
two small children, she was diagnosed
with an aggressive \ue000orm o\ue000 breast cancer.
She underwent a single mastectomy along
with chemo and radiation and completed
her reconstructive surgery in September.
A\ue000ter her diagnosis, Kathy decided that
going \ue000orward, she wanted to help and
support other cancer patients and believes
that the Salem Cancer Support Group at
Granite United is a great \ue000orum \ue000or her to
begin her work. The Cancer Support Group
meets at Granite United Church, 1 Sandhill
Road, Salem. For in\ue000ormation, contact Ron
Demers at 603-893-4662.
the television studio at Salem High School.
There will be no \ue000ormal presentation. This
will be an opportunity \ue000or residents to ask
questions about the planned renovation
project as well as all other proposed
warrant articles. This will be a fnal
opportunity to have questions answered.
previous years, more than 50 percent o\ue000
the parents o\ue000 our students didn\u2019t vote, and
more than 900 households with children
in school don\u2019t have a registered voter.
Attending the Deliberative Session and
then voting on March 9 will give you an
opportunity to make your opinion count. I\ue000
you have any questions, \ue000eel \ue000ree to contact
Mike Delahanty, Superintendent o\ue000 Schools,
at 893-7040. You can also visit the school
district Website, www.sau57.org, \ue000or \ue000urther
in\ue000ormation and details.
\ue000or the 2010/2011 school year during the
\ue000ollowing dates and times: Tuesday, March
16 \ue000rom 8\u201311 a.m.; Wednesday, March 17
\ue000rom 8\u201311 a.m.; Thursday, March 18 \ue000rom
2:30\u20136:30 p.m. Registration procedures
will be conducted at the O\ue000fce o\ue000 the
Superintendent o\ue000 Schools, 38 Geremonty
Drive, Salem. I\ue000 you have not yet received
registration materials in the mail, please
noti\ue000y us as soon as possible by calling
the Bank o\ue000 America, 220 North Broadway,
Salem, \ue000rom 6-9 p.m. The sessions are
\ue000ree and open to the public, but seating is
limited. To make reservations, call 1-800-
640-7239, extension 7393. Home Buyer
seminars are the logical frst step in the
complicated and o\ue000ten con\ue000using process
o\ue000 purchasing a home. New Hampshire
Housing seminars provide a comprehensive
program in a neutral environment to learn
about the home-buying process and the
responsibilities o\ue000 home ownership. The
seminars are supported by the Mortgage
Bankers and Brokers Association o\ue000 New
Hampshire, New Hampshire Association o\ue000
Realtors, New Hampshire.
Spring 2010 season. Register online now,
or on Tuesday, March 2, \ue000rom 6:30-
8:30 p.m. at the Salem Boys and Girls Club,
3 Geremonty Drive. Register soon to avoid
delayed placement on a roster.
Salem Youth Baseball is excited to be
hosting a Dinner Dance Fundraiser at
the Harris\u2019 Pelham Inn, 65 Ledge Road,
Pelham, at 7 p.m. This event will not only
be a great night out, but an important
\ue000undraising \ue000unction \ue000or the league as
well. The Salem Youth Baseball league
has made tremendous improvements to
Michele Park through \ue000undraising and
countless volunteer man-hours, to make
it one o\ue000 the fnest youth sport \ue000acilities
in the state. This night will celebrate the
hard work that our volunteers dedicate to
the league and children o\ue000 Salem, raise
\ue000unds to keep registration \ue000ees manageable,
and help pay \ue000or these past and \ue000uture
improvements. The theme o\ue000 our dinner is
\u201cLight Up the Night,\u201d meant to showcase
our latest endeavor, the recently installed
lights on our most utilized feld. We have
a great \ue000unction hall, a DJ with a portion
o\ue000 the night dedicated to a \u201cBaseball
Idol\u201d karaoke contest, delicious \ue000ood,
ra\ue000\ue001e items, silent auction, and a sports
memorabilia auction. Donations \ue000or ra\ue000\ue001e
items, silent auction items, and dinner/\ue000ood
items will be grate\ue000ully accepted. For more
in\ue000ormation, visit our Website at:
Exchange Club, Jonathan\u2019s (Park Plane Lanes), Thursdays, 12 p.m.
Families Cope, Kelley Library, Room B, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. \u2013 noon
Family Fun Night, Boys & Girls Club o\ue000 Salem, frst Friday o\ue000 the month, 6 \u2013 8 p.m.
Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m.
Kiwanis, Salem Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m.
Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Lions Club, Pentucket Bank, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, third
Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, frst Saturday, 9 a.m. \u2013 noon.
Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday o\ue000 the month.
Military Moms, Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 \u2013 9 p.m.
Mom\u2019s Club of Salem, Kelley Library, \ue000ourth Monday, 9:30 \u2013 11:30 a.m.
Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday.
Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Con\ue000. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. \u2013 noon. Salem Youth Hockey, Kelley Library, Room B, second Wednesday, 5:30 \u2013 8:45 p.m. Son\u2019s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, \ue000ourth Saturday,
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33 Main Street \u2022 Masses: Sat., 4:15 p.m., Sun., 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.;
Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary 6:50 a.m., Mass, 7:15 a.m.;
Wed., Rosary, 6:50 a.m., Eucharistic Service 7:15 a.m., Evening Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Salem Senior Services proudly presents Lunch \u2018n Learn, a
monthly \ue000orum to bring you news and views o\ue000 opportunities and
concerns \ue000or your wellness and that o\ue000 your community. This
month, Town Manager Dr. Henry LaBranche and Superintendent
Michael Delahanty will highlight the 2010 Articles \ue000or the Town
and School District ballots and meetings. They welcome your
questions and want to address your concerns.
Lunch \u2018n Learn will kick o\ue000\ue000 on Wednesday, March 3, at noon
at the Ingram Senior Center. It is \ue000ree to attend. I\ue000 you\u2019d like to
enjoy lunch, too (Ginger Bee\ue000 Stir Fry or Roast Chicken Leg), make
reservations by calling 893-2137. Donation \ue000or lunch.
Salem Senior Services is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ingram
Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet\u2019s Way in Salem, \ue000or residents 60 years
o\ue000 age or older.
Stop by or call us today,
(603) 893-3333, for more
information on how we may
complement your existing
*E\ue001ective date for APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is 2/22/2010. Must have a checking account
with at least one additional service such as online banking with bill pay, debit card, direct deposit
or other ACH electronic transaction, to qualify for 2.00% APY., otherwise, APY will be 1.75%. For
CD (Certi\ue000cate of Deposit) and IRA (Individual Retirement Account) the minimum balance to open
is $500, minimum balance to obtain APY is $.01. Funds must remain on deposit for 15 months.
Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. O\ue001er may be withdrawn at any time.
Cosmetic and esthetic dentistry
Dentures, partial dentures,
crowns, bridges, veneers, bonding, implants
Most insurance accepted
All major credit cards accepted
Our friends at Pelham Fire are hosting an event this weekend and have invited
our readers from other towns to attend. Learn about safety in emergencies
and how to be prepared if something happens within your family.
This all-day event is funded with federal money.
Please come to learn something that could save your life.
Become a member o\ue000 the Pelham Medical Reserve Corps.
(M.R.C.), or the Pelham Community Emergency Response
Team (C.E.R.T.), or the American Red Cross. Disaster can
strike at any time! I\ue000 you join, you will be trained in \ue000amily
preparedness, CPR, and the proper use o\ue000 fre extinguishers.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
150 Bridge Street (Rte. 38)
The Board o\ue000 Selectmen heard \ue000rom septic systems
designer Je\ue000\ue000rey Gray and his attorney, Andrew Shulman,
when Gray challenged the town practice o\ue000 inspecting septic
system test pits when the town ordinance calls \ue000or the town
to \u201cwitness\u201d the procedure.
Reminiscent o\ue000 the impeachment o\ue000 President Clinton
when Clinton \ue000amously stated \u201cit depends on what the
defnition o\ue000 \u2018is\u2019 is,\u201d the Board o\ue000 Selectmen wrestled with
what the defnition o\ue000 \u201cwitness\u201d is.
\u201cTypically, witnessing o\ue000 a test pit is to observe them
[septic designer] dig the hole and then determine the layers
and determine that the water table and any \ue000eatures like
ledge and things like that. It\u2019s witnessing and determining
what the actual \ue000eatures o\ue000 what that test pit is,\u201d Lockard
Selectman Elizabeth Roth, a practicing attorney, asked
the question, \u201cIn all my experience, a witness is in a passive
sense; when did it go \ue000rom passive to active participation?\u201d
To Selectman Pat Hargreaves, a pro\ue000essional locksmith,
\u201cI\ue000 I\u2019m doing a job \ue000or a particular institution and opening
a vault and I need a witness there, anybody \ue000rom that
bank could witness it, as long as there is somebody there
watching me do it and that is what the witness is. I don\u2019t
need a licensed sa\ue000e driller behind me saying, \u201cno, your
inch is over here\u2014not over there.\u201d Like Mr. Gray, I\u2019m highly
trained and certifed and qualifed, and the witness, and
we\u2019re all required to have one, is to stand there and not
inter\ue000ere, and to make sure that when I open it [the sa\ue000e], I\u2019m
not taking anything out o\ue000 it,\u201d Hargreaves said.
Selectman Roth suggested that the town manager
and health department look at the ordinance and create
language that would spell out what the witnessing o\ue000 a test
When answering the question put by a Board member
that i\ue000 a situation had ever arisen similar to what this
hypothetical was raising, Attorney Shulman began
answering by re\ue000erencing an incident with a \ue000ormer health
inspector who was a licensed septic designer. He was
interrupted by Acting Town Manager Henry LaBranche,
raising his hand and objecting to the attorney\u2019s testimony.
\u201cI need to object to this testimony at this time. I\ue000 we\u2019re
talking about our \ue000ormer inspector and septic designer, Joe
Chamberlain, who worked in this town \ue000or over 20 years,
and i\ue000 there is some implied thing that occurred, then I
think the horse has been out o\ue000 the barn long enough at this
point in time, and this testimony is inappropriate because
this is not the matter that we were discussing here in the
frst place, and to bring up some history that is irrelevant
to the situation is totally inappropriate and unacceptable,
and I don\u2019t need past sta\ue000\ue000 members impugned at this time,\u201d
\u201cUntil such time that there is an issue, then the ordinances
that we have stand. I\ue000, in \ue000act, Mr. Gray and his attorney
have been aggrieved in some \ue000ashion by Mr. Lockard and
our contracted consultant on a septic design system, then
they can come to the Board o\ue000 Health and give you their
remedy at that point in time. I think to continue this at this
time, I think we know what the issue is. It has been clearly
spelled out, recommendations have been given by the Board
o\ue000 Selectmen as to what they would like to see sta\ue000\ue000 do in
response to the matters raised this evening, and I think it is
time \ue000or us to move o\ue000\ue000 this subject,\u201d LaBranche said.
\u201cWe\u2019ve looked the issue and I think we\u2019ve suggested a
recommendation, so I\u2019m closing this agenda item and we\u2019re
moving on,\u201d Barnes said.
The Salem Fire Department received a unique
donation recently\u2014a brand-new John Deere Gator.
The donation comes a\ue000ter the Arlington Pond Protective
Association raised money through charitable gaming
held at Rockingham Park.
Pictured with the Gator is Firefghter/Mechanic Jay
Drago, who said the department\u2019s typical paint scheme
would be put on the new ATV, and the paint is coming
in the \ue000orm o\ue000 a donation as well. Firefghter Drago
explained the Gator\u2019s uses are endless and are a great
asset to an already outstanding agency.
The Gator can be used at events due to its smaller
size. It can be used to transport a patient out o\ue000 a
wooded area where a large vehicle typically cannot
access, and the Gator is light enough to travel on ice
and can be used on \ue000rozen bodies o\ue000 water where
snowmobile accidents tend to happen around town.
Right next to the actual working clock at the
Town Clerk\u2019s o\ue000fce, there is this clock, deemed by
town workers as \u201cOur Happy Clock,\u201d on which it
is always 5 o\u2019clock (quitting time).
Soule School \ue000ourth graders have been very
busy this month working on their Biography
Book Reports and Projects. Students will
present their reports dressed as the person they
read about in their biographies. We eagerly
await the presentation o\ue000 these \ue000amous \ue000olks
at our Biography Wax Museum, which will
be presented to sta\ue000\ue000, students, and parents o\ue000
Soule School. In addition, li\ue000e-size portraits
o\ue000 these people will be displayed around each
\ue000ourth grade classroom.
Throughout the last two weeks, we have been
exploring the division process and working
together to understand this concept. During
Readers Workshop students have deepened
their thinking about the text by participating
in Guided Reading Groups. Additionally,
the students continue to enjoy choosing their
own books to read during this workshop time.
Many thanks to all parents who contributed to
our Valentine\u2019s Day parties. The parties were
enjoyed by one and all! We wish you all a
happy, healthy, and rest\ue000ul vacation!
Now bringing you back...
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