Several appointments were made to
Hudson boards and committees during
the April 14 and April 28 Board of
Through a unanimous vote taken
during the April 14 meeting, Stuart
Schneiderman was selected to \ufb01 ll the
single vacant alternate slot on the
Nashua Regional Planning Commission
(NRPC). An accountant who has
resided in Hudson for over four years,
Schneiderman is also a member of the
Planning Board and part of the Hudson
\u201cI\u2019d like to see Hudson, my
neighbors, all of us, get our fair share
of development,\u201d stated Schneiderman,
citing preferences such as the return of
the rail to south Nashua.
On April 28, Ron Routhier was
appointed to the single vacant alternate
seat on the Conservation Commission
with a term to expire on 12/31/09. A
Hudson resident since 1992, Routhier
explained to the board that he
became interested in the Conservation
Commission after speaking with a
Three applicants surfaced for the two
vacant member seats on the Recycling
Committee \u2014 Lisa Elliot, David Reidt,
and Peter Beaupre.
Elliot is a 15-year Hudson resident
whose children are involved in baseball
and other town activities. Describing
herself as \u201can avid recycler,\u201d Elliot
mentioned better ways to communicate
recycling messages, such as through
banners at ball \ufb01elds, newspaper
advertising, and more Website visibility.
Reidt is the evening manager at
Hannaford in Hudson, who revealed his
desire to \u201cgive back something of my
time to the town.\u201d
Beaupre, who could not attend the
selectmen meetings due to a scheduling
con\ufb02 ict, was interviewed on a previous
occasion by Selectmen Ben Nadeau and
Based upon a special suggestion
stemming from Selectman Nadeau, all
three applicants were appointed to the
Recycling Committee. \u201cThis is the \ufb01 rst
Sometimes a major
be derailed by the
smallest things. In the
case of Matt Preston\u2019s
Eagle Project, it was
During the month
of October, their buzz
vied with that of saws
and punctuated with
\u201cSlap! Got one!\u201d in
Joe Underco\ufb02 er\u2019s
nothing stopped Matt
or more than a dozen
Scouts who showed up to assist him in
completing his project. Working every
weekend and several weeknights, the
team constructed three storage benches
for the Behavior Health Unit at Southern
New Hampshire Medical Center. The
Unit wished to begin a gardening
program for patients, and Matt\u2019s boxes
are an integral part of this program. The
boxes are constructed of weather-resistant
Hardi-Board, and their design allows
gardening tools to be stored within,
while the closed lid is a comfortable seat.
While the idea was simple, the process of
constructing them wasn\u2019t.
\u201cThe road to Eagle is not a short
trip,\u201d says Assistant Scoutmaster Joe
Underco\ufb02 er. \u201cThis was essentially a
management project and Matt was
the contractor. The benches were a
According to Matt, paperwork was
the hardest part. \u201cI had to keep re-doing
it. Council wanted it detailed, and I\u2019m
not a detail guy.\u201d But Matt persevered.
He completed paperwork and got his
approval for the project, and then it
was time to start. His dad, John, said,
\u201cThey expected him to be a contractor
and know how to do it. He didn\u2019t.\u201d But
there was help. Assistant Scoutmasters
Paul Hamilton and Joe Underco\ufb02 er had
carpentry experience and tools, and were
able to guide Matt into the leadership
role he needed to assume to complete the
project. And when work began, younger
Scouts from Troop 20 showed up, as
they always do, to help. According to
Matt, \u201cSome kids showed up every weekend. That\u2019s
Of course, there
They had to re-
design some things
on the \ufb02 y, change
the hardware, adjust
the design of the
bench lids. Matt said
he felt like quitting
sometimes but did
not because, \u201c \u2026
my parents would
have killed me,
something I wanted
to achieve since starting Scouts, and
having come that close I wasn\u2019t about to
\u201cOne of the most amazing things about
the Eagle Project was that Matt learned
it is a process,\u201d says Deb Preston. Paul
Hamilton adds, \u201cIt\u2019s about leadership
and a transition to adulthood. That\u2019s the
biggest thing an Eagle can take away from
Everyone agreed that the best day was
the one when the benches were delivered
to Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center. Deb Preston said, \u201cHospital
workers came out to say thank you, and
they made a sign with pictures of the
Project saying \u2018Thank you, Matt\u2019.\u201d Snacks
were offered by hospital staff, which the
boys happily devoured. Southern New
Hampshire Medical Center Behavior
Health Director Donna Lee Elliot
McCabe personally thanked Matt for his
At his Eagle Court of Honor on
Sunday, April 26, Matt honored Assistant
Scoutmasters Paul Hamilton and Joe
Underco\ufb02 er in his speech, and offered a
bouquet to each of their wives \u201cfor giving
up all those weekends with your family.\u201d
Hamilton said, \u201cIt\u2019s rewarding to work
with the guys, and there\u2019s a reason we all
do this. It\u2019s about mentoring.\u201d
As an Eagle Scout, Matt plans to
continue working with Troop 20 as an
Assistant Scoutmaster and teach a couple
of merit badges. Ultimately, he hopes to
be an advisor for someone else\u2019s Eagle
Hudson VFW Post 5791 held its annual Loyalty Day Dinner
The program began
with the posting of
colors by members
of the post color
guard, the invocation
was presented to Ed
Shiebler, who was
cited for his many
years of service to the
department, \ufb01 rst as a
\ufb01re\ufb01ghter and later as a
very active volunteer.
Of\ufb01 cer Patrick
the Hudson Police
was recognized for his
excellent police work in
a case that began with a
motor vehicle stop and culminated with
the arrest of individuals responsible for a
number of counterfeit bills that had been
passed in New Hampshire.
Jennifer Riel received the Town
of Hudson Employee Award for
her outstanding work in the Water
Department, especially her ability to
work with delinquent accounts and
arrange payment plans.
Athletic Director Karen Bonney
received the Alvirne High School Award.
Her resume included many examples of
her dedication to her students and her
enthusiasm for her chosen \ufb01 eld.
Dolores Barry from Hills Garrison
School was named recipient of the
Hudson Elementary School Award.
Unfortunately, a family emergency
prevented her from being present to
accept the award. Also unable to attend
was Linda Linscott, the Hudson Middle
School awardee. Both will be presented
their awards at a later date.
Bob Rosentel received the VFW
Service Award and was cited for his work
as Hospital Chairman.
presented to Marilyn
Miller, who has been
doing \u201cdouble duty\u201d
Brenda Gora at many
functions over the past
was also made
during the ceremony.
We often hear or
read about \u201cacts of
enters a burning
building to rescue
a person overcome
by smoke and fumes
- a police of\ufb01 cer steps
between a drunken
and his intended victim
- a medic rushes onto a
battle\ufb01eld to tend to a
All are acts of
The Grange is
a family fraternal
dedicated to the
Night to honor
a difference in
someone\u2019s life or in
Following the salute to the
\ufb02 ag led by Claire Gagnon, the
Reverend David Howe delivered
an inspirational invocation. Master
Jerry Leclerc then welcomed
and thanked all those present
who joined us in honoring our
community citizens who have gone
above and beyond the call of duty.
Pat Bailey, Flora of Hudson
Grange, served as master of
ceremony and gave a brief history
of the Grange and our community
McMcMillan, the Animal Control
Of\ufb01 ce (ACO) at the Hudson
Police Department. Lady Assistant
Steward, Sarah Leclerc presented
her with this award and explained
the reason for her nomination. On
October 27, 2008 ACO McMillan
distinguished herself by responding
to a Hudson residence to check on
the homeowner. She located the
elderly lady but knew something
was not right by the way the victim\u2019s
dog was acting. It appeared the
lady had suffered a stroke and
ACO McMillan immediately
began \ufb01rst aid and cared for her
until the Fire Department arrived.
Her compassion shows how she
conducts her job.
The Fire\ufb01 ghter Award went to
Helen Cheyne. Treasurer Rick
Bailey presented her this award
after reading the recommendations
that earned her this honor.
Helen\u2019s primary responsibility as
Administrative Aide is working
with the Fire Prevention Division
and is always looking to \ufb01 nd new
ways to make the Fire Department
more successful and ef\ufb01cient.
Helen\u2019s willingness to put her best
effort forward was seen during
the Ice Storm this last December.
She assisted in staf\ufb01 ng the Town
sponsored shelter. She also helps
with the Police Blood Drives, at Old
Home Days and several other civic
Cadorette. Steward Rachel Bailey
presented this award to a deserving
teacher at the Nottingham West
Elementary School. Beth is
teaching at the \ufb01 rst grade level and
includes a nurturing environment
for the cognitive, emotional and
social well being of her students.
She \ufb01 nds ways to make the
curriculum fun and interesting. She
is the kind of teacher that creates
a love of learning for the young
minds. Beth is pursuing a degree in
Educational Administration to attain
and remain at the top of her career.
The Community Citizen Award
went to Roger Coutu. Overseer
Bob Haefner presented him
this certi\ufb01 cate and a gift. We
chose Roger for two efforts he
accomplished during his \ufb01 rst year
in of\ufb01 ce as one of our selectmen.
First, for completing the purchase
of the former Benson\u2019s Animal Park
The National Association of Letter Carriers
(NALC), in conjunction with the Rural
Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, will
conduct a Food Drive to help restock
will be held as part of the NALC\u2019s nationwide
response to the ever-increasing need for
food in the battle against hunger. Residents
of Hudson and Litch\ufb01 eld are asked to
leave non-perishable food items by their
mailboxes on Saturday, May 9, for pickup by
their carriers. All food collected will stay in
Hudson and Litch\ufb01 eld food banks.
weekend for Hudson residents from
8-11 a.m. at the Animal Control Facility,
6 Constitution Drive, across the street from
the police department. You are required to
bring the following information in order to
get a tag: the renewal letter from Town Hall
(if the rabies is expired you must bring an
updated certi\ufb01 cate), a copy of current rabies
certi\ufb01 cate (not the tag) for new registrations,
and a copy of a spay/neuter certi\ufb01 cate if new
registrations. Checks with I.D. and cash
will be accepted. For more information, the
phone number is 889-PETS.
for Spring\u201d from 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are
welcome to help open the House after a long
winter. Join us if you\u2019d like to help! Rakes
and other hand tools are also welcome.
The Litch\ufb01 eld School District SAU #27
is having a technology give-away of old
outdated computers, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
These are low-end PC\u2019s that have Pentium
II processors, up to 384 MB memory, (MAX
allowed), and 7.5GB hard drives. They will
have Windows 98 operating system only
installed. If you are interested, a list of
the equipment is available to view on the
Litch\ufb01 eld School District website:
sition%20List.pdf. There is a no return to the
The Alvirne High School Swim Team will
hold a Car Wash Fundraiser at the 7-11
store parking lot, located on Route 111 and
Greeley Street, and will run from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. This is a fundraiser to help offset the
high costs of swimming as a varsity sport. It
is also an opportunity for the town\u2019s people
to meet the student athletes who represent
their town throughout the state and region.
We appreciate all the help and support
from the community. You can also e-mail
email@example.com with any questions.
in Litch\ufb01 eld on Route 3A from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. The BBQ is free, but donations will
be gratefully accepted. Come and support
your Litch\ufb01 eld Lions Club.
opening will begin at noon with speeches
and presentations, followed by tours of the
Library and a good old-fashioned barbeque.
Open to the public.
www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com or call
424-4044 for information about library
events, some of which require registration.
meet from 7-9 p.m. in the meeting room
at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194
Derry Road, Hudson. Items on the agenda
include: election of of\ufb01 cers, membership,
summer plans. New members welcome. For
information, call Jane at 882-9169.
opening will begin at noon with speeches
and presentations, followed by tours of the
Library and a good old-fashioned barbeque.
Open to the public.
Robbins home at 43 Hazelwood Drive,
Hudson, at 7 p.m. For more information,
contact Tim Boland at 881-4284 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Lucille Robbins at
email@example.com. The meeting will be
a wine and cheese social.
Principal Bob Manseau and Assistant Laurie
Rothhaus of Campbell High School, along
with the School Resource Of\ufb01 cer Mike
Corl and Health Teacher Shannon Szepan,
are pleased to offer a Parent Workshop on
the current reality of drugs and alcohol in
Litch\ufb01 eld. The Parent Forum will focus on
educating parents on what the effects can be
of alcohol and drug abuse on the teenage
brain. We are asking parents of all Litch\ufb01 eld
students (not just high school) to attend a
presentation for one night from 6-8 p.m. in
the library. Please contact Chris Ferraro at
Campbell High School, cferraro@litch\ufb01 eld
Uniting to create a new legacy\u2026 The Alvirne
Music Department and Class Act Drama
Club are collaborating to present
stage on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at
1 and 7 p.m. The show will feature students,
faculty, and alumni. There will be raf\ufb02 es and
concessions available. Come and enjoy the
new \u201cTradition.\u201d For more information, go to
Presentation of Mary Academy will hold a
giant Multi-family Yard and Barn Sale on the
school grounds at 182 Lowell Road, Hudson,
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The yard sale will be
held rain or shine.
will be held in the Litch\ufb01 eld Middle School
Library at 6 p.m. Parents and other interested
community members are invited to attend.
For information contact: Patricia Waggoner
at firstname.lastname@example.org; or the program
director, Bill Roy at 660-6349 or
email@example.com; or visit the program\u2019s web
page at http://www.bgcn.com/locations/
High School from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Three
sessions will be offered: \u201cOnline Predators
and Social Networking\u201d - \u201cCyber Bullying\u201d
- and \u201cTaking Control of Your Home
Computer\u201d. For more information, e-mail:
The Hudson Recreation Department will
hold a Father/Daughter Dance from
6-8 p.m. at the Community Center,
12 Lion Avenue. Tickets are on sale at the
Town Clerk\u2019s of\ufb01 ce and the Recreation
Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.
Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., \ufb01 rst Thursday.
Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday.
Hudson/Litch\ufb01 eld Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Library Events: www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com
Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday.
Litch\ufb01 eld Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email
Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., \ufb01 rst Tuesday.
Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday.
Recreation Department activities: www.litch\ufb01 eld.mv.com/commision/recreation_
60 and Over Coffe Club, Rec. Center, 9 \u2013 11 a.m., every Tuesday.
Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Wednesday.
Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Monday.
American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Monday.
Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., \ufb01 rst Saturday.
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst, second, and
Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday.
GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Wednesday.
GFWC Hudson Junior Club, Hudson Police Community Room, 7 p.m., Second
Hudson Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday.
Hudson Lions Club, Valentino\u2019s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday.
Hudson Republican Committee, Town Hall, second Monday, 7 p.m.
Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. \u2013 4 p.m.,
Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday.
Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday.
Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Friday of the month (October
Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday.
VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday
VFW Men\u2019s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., \ufb01 rst Monday
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Michael Ferdinand, a \ufb01rst year graphic design and illustration
student and lifetime resident of Litch\ufb01eld, created a design
for Breathe New Hampshire\u2019s annual T-Shirt Graphic Design
contest that landed in the top three. The design was vying to
win the honor of being imprinted on event T-shirts, which will be
distributed to each participant in the non-pro\ufb01t\u2019s annual Seacoast
Bike Tour scheduled on May 16 and 17.
Ferdinand, a graduate of Campbell High School, is currently
enrolled in Manchester Community College\u2019s Commercial Design
and Illustration Program. He professes to have a keen interest in
drawing and computers.
It seems he has found his niche, as his design was chosen as one
of the top three designs to be used as this year\u2019s design for Breathe
New Hampshire\u2019s annual Seacoast Bike Tour of\ufb01cial T-shirt. Over
400 people voted online, with his design and another student\u2019s
designs splitting the vote for second place.
\u201cEach year we do this, the number of folks who vote increases,\u201d
said Beth D\u2019Ovidio, spokesperson for Breathe New Hampshire.
She added, \u201cWe are always blown away by the quality and
individuality of the designs.\u201d This year\u2019s winning design was
submitted by Shane McGonagle of Green\ufb01eld.
Students are assigned the project of creating the design for the
T-shirt, as part of their course work. The project provides the
students with authentic experience in working with a client and
designing something that may have a real life application.
Ferdinand explained that he conducted his own research on Breathe New Hampshire before he began his design. \u201cI visited their Website to see what they were all about,\u201d he said.
When asked about his process for creating the design, he
explained, \u201cFirst I came up with a few small sketches (thumbnails),
then I decided
the idea of
logo, which is
circular. It all had a moving dynamic to
was hoping the
produce a good
can\u2019t tell you
what grade he
it was a winner
Red Cross Offers Tips
to Avoid the Flu
\u2013 #1: Wash Your Hands!
With rising concerns from recent cases of the swine \ufb02u, the
American Red Cross offers guidelines to reduce the risk of illness
in New Hampshire families and communities. These are important
to follow, regardless of the speci\ufb01c type of \ufb02u. Many are common-
sense precautions that we learned as children.
The best practice is to avoid getting sick in the \ufb01rst place. Eat a
balanced diet, exercise daily, drink plenty of \ufb02uids, manage your
stress, and get enough sleep. To avoid spreading germs, take the
age-old precaution of washing your hands frequently with soap and
warm water; an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used when
soap and water are not available. Minimize your contact with sick
people, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Get a \ufb02u
shot as advised by your healthcare provider.
If you do get sick, avoid contact with other people. Stay home
from work. If necessary, encourage your business and school to
establish policies that support people staying at home when they
are ill. When you sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with tissues
or the crook of your elbow \u2013 then wash your hands with soap and
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the symptoms of swine \ufb02u in people are similar to the symptoms of
regular human \ufb02u, which include fever, cough, sore throat, body
aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people have reported
diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine \ufb02u. Note that having
these symptoms doesn\u2019t always mean that you have the \ufb02u; many
different illnesses have similar symptoms.
Like seasonal \ufb02u, swine \ufb02u may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions. If you develop \ufb02u-like symptoms and are concerned about possible complications, consult your health care provider.
For further information, contact the American Red Cross. Call your local chapter at 603-889-6664, then wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Sixth Grade students of
Presentation of Mary Academy
celebrated Cinco de Mayo with
homemade tortillas and nachos
during their Spanish Class.
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