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Rep. Bates’ Motives
Rep. Bates attempts to title his weekly statementas a legislative update. Simply put, Rep. Batesmisleads and twists the facts. Issue number oneis concerned with permitting guns in the StateHouse. Obviously, he would prefer to satisfy theso-called gun lobby rather than protect schoolchildren who visit daily. What occurred inArizona concerning Congresswoman Giffordsspeaks volumes and should not be repeated inthe New Hampshire legislature, especially whereinnocent children are taught democracy.The second part of the article deals with thestate constitution concerning Article 31 and 32.These articles were intended in 1784 to be amethod for the people to communicate with thestate representatives. Under no circumstanceswas the intention of the article to give the GeneralCourt greater power than the Judiciary. Does Rep.Bates ignore the separation of powers as he hasignored the separation of church and state?In order for you to receive the full truth aboutany issue in the state house, you may review thosesessions by viewing them at www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house. Click on “Streaming Media” andchoose “House Sessions” or “House CommitteeMeetings.”
Anthony R. DiFruscia - Windham
GOP Town Committee Meeting
The Windham GOP Town Committee will meeton Tuesday, January 18, at 7 p.m., at the WindhamSenior Center. The guest speaker will be ShawnJasper, NH House Deputy Majority Leader, whowill speak on what’s happening in Concord nowthat the Republicans are back in the majority forthe rst time in four years.Mr. Jasper is in his ninth term in the NHHouse, and has been active in House Republicanleadership for many years. He lives in Hudsonand serves his community as a Selectman.Chairman Pam Skinner states, “We are verypleased to bring a senior member of HouseRepublican leadership to Windham, and arelooking forward to hearing the party’s plans tobring the state back to scal soundness in thesetrying economic times.”This meeting is a public service open to all,no matter what party afliation. NH residentswho want to know how the Republican Party isresponding to the current scal crisis are urged toattend this very informative session.However, after the program, there will be aTown Committee meeting open to registeredWindham Republicans only. The purpose of thismeeting is to elect ofcers for the coming term.If anyone has questions or wishes furtherinformation, they may call Pam Skinner at 893-6825 or Margaret Crisler 595-7625.
Margaret McKee Crisler - Windham
Pelham CommunicationCommittee Gets Underway
At long last, the Pelham School Board’s (PSB)newly formed Communication Committee istaking shape.The committee is charged with exploring newways to reach out to our community servedby the Pelham School District. In forming thecommittee, I believe the PSB understands thevalue of sustained communication with all of itsstakeholders. Whether your interest in the PelhamSchool District is high or not so high, we’relooking to keep you informed of their activitiesquickly, easily, and proactively.While part of its charge is to review currentpractices and to develop a communications planfor the Board’s consideration, the committee isalready making it easier for you to follow currentevents. A new Facebook page has been created toprovide a gateway for new events, links, and otherthings of interest. Just sign in to your Facebookaccount and search for “Pelham School District.”Add the page to your ‘Like’ list and you won’t missanother PSB event again!Keep an eye out for further developments in thecoming weeks. Facebook is just the beginningand I, for one, am excited about the possibilitiescoming down the pike.And lastly, effective communications isa two-way street. If you have any ideas,questions, suggestions, or even want toserve on the committee (there’s one placeopen as of this writing), send an e-mail email@example.com.
Thomas Gellar - Pelham
Regional Services and Education Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the honors and high honorsrecipients for it alternative high school programs. From the Summit School in Amherst is
of Windham (Academic Merit); and from Regional Service and Education Center Academy inAmherst is
of Windham (Honors).The University of Massachusetts-Lowell women’s novice fourplaced fth in a eld of 23 boats to lead a host of solid results atthe 2010 Head of the Fish Regatta at the Saratoga (NY) RowingClub. The novice four covered the 3.5K course in 17:23.39 secondsand placed behind Williams, who won the event in 16:38:55, theUniversity of Montreal, Williams ’B’, and Sacred Heart. (16:57.81).Leading the four was sophomore coxswain
, daughter of Paul and Robin Cino of Windhamspent the fall semester studying abroad in Krakow, Poland througha program run by Saint Michael’s College. Cino was a studenta Jagiellonian University. She is a junior history major at SaintMichael’s and a graduate of Salem High School.Austin preparatory School has announced the followingstudents were named to the honor roll for the rst quarter of theacademic year: From Pelham,
, Grade12 (Distinction),
, Grade 11 (Honors), and
, Grade 9 (Honors). From Windham:
, Grade 6 (Honors), and
, Grade 9(Honors).
of Pelham was inducted into Ithaca College’s OracleHonor Society in November. The ceremony honors students whohave completed their rst semester ranked in the top ve percentof their academic schools. Ely is a Writing major in the college’sSchool of Humanities and Sciences.The following Pelham residents have been named to the HonorRoll at Lawrence Academy: Andrew Cerretan (senior), Joshua Fyffe(sophomore), and Victoria Stabile (junior).
Dr. Nicole L. Saad
of Windham recently attended graduationceremonies at Oxford University, England. Dr. Saad completed herdegree in November 2008. The delay was due to Nicole wantingto attend graduation the graduation ceremony with several of herclassmates at Oxford. Dr. Saad’s Ph.D. is in Bio/Chem and sheis presently in her second year teaching Chemistry at Tewksbury(MA) Memorial High School. While at Oxford she earned her“Oxford Blues” in golf and two blades while rowing for her college.Dr. Saad is a graduate of Salem High School. She attended theUniversity of Hartford and is the daughter of Tom and Evie Saad.Bryan Toupin of Pelham has been named to the Dean’s List atConcord Community College for the fall semester.The following residents have been named to the Dean’s List forthe fall semester at Keene State College: From Pelham:
Amy A.Decarolis, Alexander Dutton, Rachael Martin Fournier, Kayla P.Gendreau, Chelsea Lyn I’Anson, Caitlin M. Morgan, Chelsea E.Regan
Michael A. Wallace
. From Windham:
Erin L. Gass,Jennifer E. Giusto, Abby K. Hajec,
Seth A. Kaiser
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Town Buildings to Undergo Energy Audit
by Barbara O’Brien
Windham selectmen had decided, previously,to apply for and accept federal funds through theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),but when it came down to actually approving theexpenditure for an energy audit, there was somedisagreement among board members. The UnitedStates Congress passed ARRA in February 2009as part of President Barack Obama’s “StimulusPackage.”The amount of the ARRA grant awarded toWindham for an energy audit totals $14,000.There are no matching funds required of themunicipality, so there is no additional cost to localtaxpayers. “I don’t understand the hesitation,”Sullivan said. The grant application also speciedretrotting some of the town’s outdoor lighting; anissue handled separately by selectmen.Working with the local energy committee, townofcials identied ve town-owned buildings thatcould benet from a professional energy audit,thereby, hopefully, saving taxpayers money on therising cost of heat and electricity. “The reason forthis entire process is to cut energy costs,” TownAdministrator David Sullivan told selectmen.Of the 11 bids received by town ofcials, thelowest was from McCormack in Dexter, ME, ata cost of $4,500. Unfortunately, however, theMcCormack bid did not meet all the requiredspecications. The second lowest bid was fromGECS in Scarborough, ME, in the amount of $5,340. GECS was eliminated, however, asthe company was not responsive to certain bidspecication requests. That left the third lowestbid, from Arbogast Energy Auditing of Westbrook,ME, in an amount totaling $5,950. “With thiscompany, we’ll be getting the specicationscompletely,” Sullivan informed selectmen.Selectman Roger Hohenberger was havingsecond thoughts about spending the money,however. “When we rst started with this, itsounded great,” he said. “But now it’s growinginto more than I expected.” “And I anticipate itwill only grow more,” he added. Hohenbergersaid he felt that the town’s volunteer energycommittee, along with certain town employees,could do the job on their own. “We already havea department [maintenance] that can do this,” hesaid.Selectman Galen Stearns disagreed withHohenberger’s contention. “The department wehave is not an expert on energy auditing,” Stearnssaid, adding that he feels any recommendationsmade by a professional rm would be benecialto the town and “a very worthwhile expense.”Chairman Charles McMahon said he feels thathaving the energy audit done by someone whoknows what they’re doing “would incentivize usto do something about xing energy issues.” “Thisis especially important with the cost of fuel, again,increasing,” he said. “It will give us a tool thathelps us know where to put taxpayer money in thefuture.”Following further discussion, selectmen voted3 to 1 to spend the grant money on the energyaudit. Voting in favor were Selectmen McMahon,Stearns, and Bruce Breton. Only Hohenbergervoted in opposition. Selectman Ross McLeod didnot attend the December 27 meeting.In a separate vote, selectmen votedunanimously (4 to 0) to retrot the lights inthe parking lots outside the Windham FireDepartment, Windham Police Department, andNesmith Library, all located off of Fellows Road.This project will also be paid for through federalARRA money. With the installation of newenergy-efcient light xtures and bulbs, “we willtruly see immediate savings,” Sullivan said.There were 10 bids received on the project,ranging in price from $17,900 to $33,636. Thelowest bid, however, did not meet specications.Therefore, on a vote of 4 to 0, selectmen decidedto award the project to Phillips Brothers of Pembroke in the amount of $20,800, which is theamount allowed through the ARRA grant. PhillipsBrothers had originally bid $21,720, but agreed toreduce the cost to the amount provided throughthe federal grant.