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Salem Community Patriot 8-24-2012

Salem Community Patriot 8-24-2012

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Boys and Girls Golf Fundraiser
to be Held in Memory of Bill Flynn

Salem Community Patriot

Salem Community
original mission of providing children with the opportunity to play golf. This year the Salem Boys & Girls Clubs Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser hosted by the Windham Country Club will be dedicated to the Memory of Bill Flynn. Bill who founded the Windham Country Club in 1995 died at the age of 74 in July of 2011. He was an accomplished club pro, champion player, business owner with three country clubs, and junior golf pioneer. Although few have accomplished as much as Bill has in the golfing world he is best remembered by those closest to him as a man who was not only humble, but also quietly generous and gracious and someone that made a tremendous difference in the lives of children through golf. Bill Flynn began his love of golf when he accepted a job as a caddy at the Old United Shoe Golf Club in Beverly, MA, in 1946 at the age of 10. Although neither of Bill’s parents golfed and he was born with a partially paralyzed right arm that never healed, he did not let it deter him from learning to play. He was a natural righty but his desire and determination drove him to learn to golf from the unorthodox left side. He turned pro at the age of 17 and four years later won the 1959 Vermont open at 22 with a 64-67131 at Lake Morey, one of the lowest scores continued to page 5 - Bill Flynn Golf

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Volume 6 Number 7 August 24, 2012 12 Pages

Rev. Theresa Novak Chabot the New-Norm?
submitted by Pat Blodgett The buzzword ‘new-norm’ refers to a paradigm shift from traditional ways, exemplified by women throughout history who courageously brought about change as a newnorm to society, such as Suffragettes, Civil Rights demonstrators, female CEOs, Congresswomen, and most recently, women serving in the military. Rev. Theresa Rev. Theresa Novak Chabot Novak Chabot, New Hampshire’s first Roman Catholic Woman Priest, is one of thousands of women and men working to bring about a new-norm to their religion. A product of a strict Polish Catholic upbringing, the New Hampshire native received a Masters in Theology in Pastoral Ministry/Spirituality from St. Michael College in Vermont, intending to become a hospital chaplain. From 2003-2006, she was Director of Development for NH Catholic Charities, heading marketing, public relations, and fundraising efforts for the state’s largest private, non-profit, social service agency that is affiliated with the Diocese of Manchester. Those close to Rev. Chabot knew of her yearning to serve the Catholic Church as a priest and a married woman, and empathized with her frustration at being excluded only because of her gender. She describes the first time she attended a Mass celebrated by a Woman Priest in New York state, saying, “I sobbed the entire time. I was joyful about what I was witnessing, but it was extremely painful, knowing I would have to give up my many parish ministries that I loved if I were ordained. In spite of the pain and uncertainty, in 2008 she made the decision to answer her call to ordination through Roman Catholic Women Priests, a movement from within the Catholic Church. Following additional study and liturgical preparation, she was ordained a deacon in 2009 in Weston, MA, and a priest in 2010 in Rochester, NY . Rev. Chabot is a very soft-spoken woman, and speaking with her leaves no doubt about her sincerity and passion for serving people as a Catholic priest. In spite of her frustrations and struggles of the past, you won’t see a fist raised in anger against the Church. “It’s not about power, and it’s not a reaction to the abuse controversy. I simply followed what was in my heart. I knew I needed to say “Yes” to ordination not only for myself but for the women who will follow in the future. I was not afraid to do this, but I was afraid not to do what God had wanted of continued to page 5 - Rev. Theresa Novak Chabot
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Israel Larriu, Teen Director at the Salem Boys & Girls Club along with the kids attending the golf program and Joanne Flynn, Director of Golf, Windham Country Club. Missing from photo: Jay Ramano, assistant golf pro. by Mary Reese On Monday mornings at the Windham Country Club this summer the average player on the putting green practicing their chipping technique was younger than usual. The Salem Boys & Girls club is one of 50 clubs nationwide that was chosen as a satellite to launch a new golfing program for children. The kids who were bused to the country club as part of the Boys & Girls Club’s summer camp program could not hide their enthusiasm for the game. Many are the same age as Bill Flynn the founder of the Windham Country Club was when he started his love affair with golf. The children’s golf program continues Bill Flynn’s

Sean Corey Thanks Fire Station for Making his Dreams Come True
by Kristen Hoffman When the fire truck rolled up to Patricia Corey’s house on August 9, sirens and lights blaring, spirits were high. The scene was familiar, but the emotions were not: Patricia was not in a panic. Unlike all the other times, there was not a medical emergency at Corey’s south Salem residence. At five years old, her son, Sean Corey has seen his fair share of fire trucks, and paramedics. Born with multicystic dysplastic kidney, he has been rushed to the hospital numerous times. But on that day, the trucks arrived with a message of hope: he got to live out his lifetime dream: become a firefighter. Members of the Salem Fire Department in conjunction with the Windham Fire Department helped make Sean’s dreams come true, by taking him on his very own mock training mission, “It was a day of hope for him,” Patricia said. According to Firefighter Mike Marchand, it took almost a month to coordinate the visit. Marchand added that everybody on the department was more than willing to help make the boy’s dream come true. Sean was fitted with his own Salem Fire Department uniform, and an official, navy blue, Salem Fire Department T-shirt. With the help of the Windham Fire Department, who donated a simulated smoke machine, Sean was able to help fight a simulated fire at Rockingham Park Sean is essentially surviving with the help of his right kidney, which is about 90 percent formed. Despite a primarily grim outlook, Sean has managed to beat the odds. His right kidney continues to grow while his left kidney dissolves, which, according to Patricia is the best-case scenario. According to his mother, he has been fascinated with them since a young age. “I remember they came for an emergency call, and he pointed at the fire truck, and said, ‘mommy, I want to go to the hospital in that truck,” Patricia said. From that point on, he has been interested in fire trucks, and the lives of firefighters. Though his illness has left him fragile, his spirit remains high. “We’ve come a long way,” Patricia added. Sean has had a tough life so far. He spends most of his time in and out of the hospital. But it’s impossible to see that when you look at him. All you can really notice is his infectious smile, “He’s a trooper, it’s really amazing,” she continued. A week later, the boy decided to thank the departments that helped make his day. On August 17, Sean presented a hand painted picture to Salem’s Lawrence Road Fire Station 3. Lieutenant Chris Hamilton, and Firefighters Nick St. Pierre and Bryan Murray were more than happy to accept the gift. The men then showed Sean around the fire station. Unsurprisingly, Sean was able to name most of the parts of the fire truck, and was able to describe what the different apparatuses do. Patricia said that all of the attention from the fire departments has really made an impact on Sean, “every morning, he comes in,

Staff photo by AJ Dickinson

School Board Looks at Solid Waste Management Alternatives
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan An increase in solid waste removal price for the Salem School District is causing the board to look for a more cost efficient solution. The district currently holds a contract with Casella, according to Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty, but since the town has recently severed their relationship with the company, costs are increasing. Delahanty said the district would look into two other companies, Waste Management and E.L. Harvey. Estimates from both companies were not received prior to the meeting. Delahanty said Waste Management, the company currently contracted by the town to operate the transfer station, had not returned the quote over a week after being contacted. He said the extra time provided the staff the opportunity to contact E.L. Harvey, a company that submitted a bid to operate the transfer station. “We did have the opportunity to talk to a third party,” Delahanty said. “We provided all the companies with the exact services we are being provided now.” Estimates from the companies will help the board determine if they should put the service out-to-bid. This would allow any company interested to submit offers for the contract. The district has maintained their current relationship with Casella over the past 10 years, Delahanty said.

Lt. Chris Hamilton, Sean, and Firefighters Brian Murray and Nick St. Pierre and says, ‘firefighter Sean reporting for breakfast,” she said. She added that she has to wash his Salem Fire Department shirt every night, because he wears it every day. On Friday, Sean was treated to yet another tour of the fire station. Unsurprisingly, he was able to name the different parts of the fire truck, and describe what different apparatuses did. Murray even set him up on the fire pole, but, with a coy smile, Sean refused to slide down it. Patricia said that Sean plans to bring gifts to the other stations that helped make his dreams come true. She added that the Fire Departments have done amazing things for her son, “Now he wants to save and rescue people,” giving her hope for her son’s future.

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“Bach” to the Future at St. Joseph’s Parish
Staff photos by Gloria Lavoie Sullivan

by Gloria Lavoie Sullivan The ominous and thrilling sound of Toccata and Fugue played on the pipe organ was just the first thing that enchanted the guests as they sat in St. Joseph’s Church last Friday night. Musicians Nicole Routhier and Christopher Pelonzi organized an evening of music and charitable giving in their hometown of Salem to the delight of a full house. Routhier, a 21-year-old flutist is pursuing Flute Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She explained, “We’re both music majors home from college for the summer and we both wanted to do something special for the community.” Pelonzi, a 21 year-old organist who is in his last year at McGill University for organ performance said, “This is what we like to do. This is our passion so we figured we would share it and help somebody at the same time.” In just five week’s time, the two young Salem residents began recruiting other musicians and performers to join them for a night in which they could showcase their

skills and give back to the Community. Father John suggested that guests could be encouraged to bring non-perishable items to donate to the food pantry. Guests also filled a “Free Will” donation box in appreciation of the evening’s offerings. Professional musicians, emerging professionals and music students from the area donned the stage in their formal finery and filled the night air with their voices and music. The evening’s entertainment was aptly named “Bach to the Future” to illustrate the variety of music that would be heard. The music genre varied from classical, to Jazz, to Christian rock, to folk songs. Pelonzi and Routhier hope that this event will not be the only one to be hosted by the Parish. They were so thankful by the support they received by the Parish, the Community and the other musicians. Pelonzi’s mother, Pat Kulesz, proudly stood and chatted with guests at the entrance to the Church during intermission. “It’s so nice to see young people doing this. They are only 19, 20 and 21 and they are putting on music of a very high quality,” she stated. The performers all gathered on stage

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Ashley Wright plays clarinet with Anna Willis on piano

Nicole Routhier performs on flute and Christopher Pelonzi plays piano

School Meals Meet Tough New Nutrition Standards
submitted by Salem School District As Salem students return to school this fall, they’ll find healthy new choices in their school cafeterias. Salem will be serving school meals that meet tough new federal nutrition standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Also available this year, Salem School District will be offering an online application for applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online. The process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Visit our WebPage at www.sau57.org.

Parishioners Helping Others
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submitted by Saints Mary and Joseph Parish Sixteen teens and five adults of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem recently participated in a Group Workcamps project Your advertisement in the Salem in Hamilton, Patriot serving elderly and low-income residentsCommunity OH, with approximately 400 youth from other Christian denominations will reach every home in Salem. from around the country. Their theme was “Look! I am making everything new.” They tackled projects like roofing, painting, building wheelchair ramps, porch railings, etc. Next year they are planning on participating in Appalachia. Additionally, they are also planning a “Big Day of Serving” here in the Salem area in the fall of 2013. Hope is that in the future, a school or other facility in the Salem area would be able to provide housing for 400-plus youth to allow them to participate in a week-long workcamp project.

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The Word Around Town...
Letters to our Editor
William F. Klessens, Salem

Insight Into Obama’s Prior Life
I just finished Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “Roots of Obama’s Rage” and his analysis of the first three and a half years of the President’s time in office is chilling as well as interesting. He does in-depth research into the earlier years of Obama’s life to try to decipher why he might be acting as he is as President. Some of the questions he asks as groundwork for his analysis are: Why was Obama so intent on getting our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan ... and why would he tell the world the deadline for the removal. Why was he making so many decisions that are detrimental to small businesses (those who made more than $250K) and therefore the life of our economy? Why would he work to get funding for offshore drilling in South America but refuse to be open to drilling off our own shores? Was his decision to plunge the nation into deeper debt than ever before really an attempt to stimulate the economy? If so, why was so much money used in “public” projects rather than to help businesses expand and hire more employees? Is a concern for the poor really behind his push for national healthcare? Mr. D’Souza suggests that there is a hidden agenda behind these decisions and much of it springs from his father’s history. Barack Obama Sr. had a deep hatred for the nation that colonized Kenya and exploited the country for all its wealth and resources. Mr. D’Souza also brings to our attention the individuals who most influenced a young Obama prior to his involvement in politics; Edward Said, Roberto Unger both anti-colonists who taught him at Harvard. Both Said and Unger preached strong messages of the evil of nations that would impose their will on the poor people of developing countries. Because it’s so hard to capsulize the message of this book, I urge all who read this to go to the movie, “2016: Obama’s America”, which is opening at the Methuen 20 theater at the Loop on Friday, August 31. Judge for yourselves if there is a hidden agenda behind the man we call our President. It may well influence your vote in November; it should! David Costello, Salem

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Mitt Embraces Socialism
Mitt Romney’s lavish praise of Israel’s Healthcare system is well deserved. The Israeli system has created a longer life expectancy for both men and women. The infant mortality rate is much lower. The per capita spending is only one – third that of the United States and expenditures as percentage of GDP is half (see page A10 August 1, 2012 Boston Globe). All senior citizens are covered by health insurance. The healthcare system is run by the government and all citizens are expected to purchase health insurance, in other words Israel has a socialistic healthcare system with more controls than Obamacare. This should not be too surprising since 95 percent plus of the industrial nations in the world have a health system that is controlled completely or partially by the national government. Required participation in an insurance program is what makes a wide variety of healthcare systems work effectively. This is no surprise to Mitt Romney, which is why as Governor he signed the Health Care Reform Act in Massachusetts. Endorsing the notion that government can do anything well violates the core belief of the Tea Party; who as we all know have all the answers to all the country’s problems. The real reason that Republicans are against the Affordable Care Act is that it was signed by a Democratic President, which violates a second core belief, “No Democrat shall receive credit or credibility for any piece of legislation.” Mitt knows very well that government involvement in healthcare is necessary for an effective system whose goal is healthcare for citizens and not maximum profits for insurance companies. Pandering to the right wing Tea Party only makes the problems within the healthcare system more difficult to solve. Obamacare is not perfect but it is a good beginning. In order to improve it will require the cooperation of both political parties, this will happen when the Republican Party reclaims leadership from the radical Tea Party that has taken control. I can’t wait for the Romney - Ryan voucher plan to end government involvement in Medicare. I wonder why current seniors are exempt if it is such a great idea? Without government controls will insurance companies cover seniors with pre-existing conditions? Will lifetime limits on coverage be re-instituted? Will all seniors be guaranteed access? And here is a real difficult question: Will health insurance companies’ profits dramatically increase? I think the time has come for Mitt and Paul to get very specific on where they are going to take senior citizens when the current Medicare system is gone. John Mosto, Salem continued to page 5 - Letters to our Editor

ink About the Future, Not the Past is Election Season
February 8, 2008, George Bush signed the stimulus package which allowed many of us on Social Security to get checks for $300. Congress went along with it but they did not cut spending at that time, therefore, when President Bush left office, we had a $10 trillion deficit. This caused higher oil prices and inflation. That was the first stimulus package. Our leaders knew that we were in trouble. How big was this trouble? Did anyone know? President Obama’s stimulus plan didn’t fix everything the way we would have like it to but what would have happened without it? A repeat of 1929 when people lost everything and many jumped out of windows to their deaths. Did anyone realize just how bad the economy was? I think not! No one died and stocks will recover. Economists say that it will take five years to fully recover. Our auto industry is on the mend because of President Obama. I believe that those who have the money (corporations as well as those earning over $250,000) don’t want to invest in energy of the future. They are just sitting on their money, hoping that President Obama will not be re-elected Then they will invest in coal and oil. Is that caring about our country? If Mr. Romney wins our millionaires will be happy because they get to pay less taxes (per cent age wise) (Keeping the first million, tax free, isn’t enough?) Under the republican plan only two of American households will benefit from their proposal. President Obama is thinking about the future. Long range programs. What is good for the long term, not a quick fix and then we have to rethink everything again. His health Care Plan is not a quick fix. It is a great beginning. Our Republicans friends want to continue with coal and oil (even though, we ,the people subsidize the oil industry) (The oil companies make the profit and we help them with subsidies.) Exxon, made the highest profits of anyone this year and we, the taxpayer Helped them.. Do we, as a people not want to have clean air, and water for our future generations. How can we not believe that our earth is in danger from climate change? The ice is melting oceans are rising, polar bears are becoming extinct (because of the melting) yet we continue with the oil industry in charge. Oil, is not clean energy (note the oil spills in our oceans (will they be cleaned up in our life time? I doubt it!). Investing in new energy will create jobs and protect our world for the generations to come. We, constantly say, that we want a better future for our children and grandchildren. This earth was given to us by God and we were to take care of it but greed seems to have overtaken us and we think that getting our deficit down is the only important thing. Our world is what we leave our children and many of our law makers still don’t believe that the climate is changing( I understand that Paul Ryan is one of them. Please, independents and those that believe that we are at a crossroads. Is the future really only about money or are we a better society than that?. President Obama is thinking ahead. Our world is at stake. Catherine Panciocco, Salem

Supporting Kuster

is Election

Annie Kuster, Democrat candidate for Congress in our Second District, inherited her political drive and ambition from her two parents, her father who was mayor of Concord and ran for governor as an Independent and her mother who served as a state senator. She ran a brilliant campaign two years ago against present incumbent Charlie Bass, losing by 1 percentage point (48-47). Bass was the recipient that election of New Hampshire’s Republican Red Tide, a conservative resurgence that due to GOP enthusiasm and Democrat inaction has led to both rampant job loss and destructive education cuts in the Granite State, as well as the ugly right-wing social engineering by Bill O’Brien’s House of Representatives in Concord. Kuster’s June 7 announcement to run once more against Bass was great news to both citizens who have watched the scuttling of our former “New Hampshire Advantage” that governor John Lynch built over his eight years in office, as well as for Independents and Democrats alike who are tired of the anti-everything agenda of the Grover Norquist-cowed Republicans in Washington, DC. Along with her legal career with law firm Rath, Young and Pignatelli (which included work as an adoption attorney), Annie worked on the presidential campaigns of both John Kerry and Barack Obama. She also has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations including founding and vice-chairing the Women’s Foundation of New Hampshire, as well as helping to create the Granite State’s unique College Savings Plan and the New Hampshire Medication Bridge Program. Unlike Bass, who has demonstrated the same lurch-to-the-right voting record and ideology that most modern-day Republicans “boast” in order to gain any traction with their Tea-Party mandated madness (see latest example Missouri Congressman Todd Akin), Kuster has the backs of America’s middle class, a constituency that is under siege currently by the GOP on both state and national levels. While the priorities of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan collaboration is an open-faced boon for the nation’s affluent and a knockout punch for our middle class and poor, Kuster’s centrist platform is a common sense series of policies that will raise the boats of most of our citizens while reducing the national deficit. Here is a good overview of her platform from the candidate herself: “I believe we need to cut wasteful government spending - like the billions in subsidies for oil companies, the corporate tax breaks for moving jobs overseas, and the billions more spent on redundant weapons systems that our military leaders have identified as wasteful and unneeded. But instead of these cuts, the U.S. House of Representatives is cutting what we need most: education, public safety, and the clean energy research that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It makes no sense. America can do better than this - so, it’s time for all of us to do something about it.” Kuster will work and vote to end the obscene $4 billion in subsidies that our tax dollars inexplicably still funnel to Big Oil every year, as well as stop the annual windfall realized by offshore corporations and direct those funds to creating more jobs here in New Hampshire. She will fight the financiallynonsensical GOP aims to change Medicare to a voucher program, invest in the welcome national trend to renewable energy to reduce our overlong dependency on foreign oil, and increase college student loans while keeping their interest rates low. Annie Kuster has a present small lead over Charlie Bass in current polling, a lead that won’t mean a thing in November unless voters who want to restore our state to where it was two years ago, as well as prevent America from falling to the anti-middle class morass promised by Romney/Ryan, exercise their voting rights more purposefully than they did in 2010. She will be a welcome panacea to the O’Brien-led devolution of the state we all love, as well as a sure vote in Washington to counter the erosion of everything 99 percent of us are working for in order to line the pockets of the nation’s

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A Vote for Ryan is a Vote Against Women

Women must be aware! Paul Ryan is a troubling choice as Romney’s running mate. The facts:  Paul Ryan voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay act. He apparently doesn’t believe women should get the same pay as men get for the same job.  Ryan opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest. He voted 59 times against a woman’s right to choice. He would let a woman die rather than An extra 10% OFF your entire purchase (includes sales) have an abortion. from 8-10 am every morning. Good Aug. 24-Aug. 30  Ryan has repeatedly said he would defund Planned Parenthood. This would Hurry, Discount ends at the registers 10 am promptly. leave millions of women without access to reproductive healthcare and preventative healthcare services such as mammograms. MUMS ARE HERE! Great Selection!  Ryan would criminalize some forms of birth control. Not only does he oppose the health care law’s  requirement that insurance companies cover birth control, he supports legislation that would outlaw some forms of birth control.  Ryan laws would make In Vitro fertilization very difficult, driving practitioners out of the business. Women around the world use In Vitro fertilization routinely as they Rochelle Moore, Client currently do here in the U.S. The In Vitro process is used by some of the estimated 10 percent to 15 percent of couples who want to have a child but are having trouble getting pregnant. Women’s healthcare and reproductive rights should not be legislated. A woman should be able to choose what is right for her and her family based on her own and her family’s personal, private situation and beliefs.

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Library ------------------Thursday, September 21 st The Kelley Library and the Salem Historical Society will present their annual joint lecture at 7 p.m. This year’s lecture is entitled “The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?” and will be presented by Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of New Hampshire.

Saturday, August 25 In an effort to raise funds for a Boy Scout th Eagle Scout project, Will Carpenter of Windham Boy Scout Troop 266 will hold a Car Wash at AJ Letizio’s on Indian Rock Road (Route 111) in Windham from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Carpenter, who is an Eagle Scout candidate and a freshman at Windham High School, has recently received approval from the Windham School Board and the Eagle Board of Review to construct a buffer around the newly installed solar arrays and wind turbine on the grounds of Windham High School. Carpenter also plans to landscape the area and return it to its pre-construction condition. Donations to benefit his community service project will be gratefully accepted. Saturday, August 25 th The Mall at Rockingham Park will host its final “Movie Under the Stars.” The event will include an evening of activities including live local musical performances, inflatable bounce houses, and other fun activities for kids. The Windham High School Athletes will be on hand selling concessions to benefit the Windham Jaguars Booster Club, of which all proceeds will go to the school’s organization. The evening’s festivities will lead up to the special feature presentation, a drive-in showing of the week’s movie on a spectacular 40’ screen. In case of rain, Saturday’s events will be moved to the following evening. Movies Under the Stars Family Drive-In is sponsored by Canobie Lake Park, Country 102.5, and Lord and Taylor.

Saturday, September 15 Neighbors Helping Newborns will have th a Salemfest booth at the Kelley Library, corner of Main Street and Geremonty Boulevard, featuring raffles and handmade items for sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Saturday, September 15 Honor Flight of New England will be a part of Salemfest this year at Greystone Farm on Main Street, Salem, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 15. To help our veterans, they will sell Honor Flight New England Mugs and have raffles to more than ten New Hampshire tourist attractions, plus two raffles to two different golf courses.



Religious Events ----Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 th Grace Assembly of God church, 199 Zion Hill Road, Salem, will hold a Back To School Kidz Weekend on Saturday, August 25 from 5-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 26, at 11 a.m. On Saturday, hotdogs and other snacks will be served at 5 p.m. sharp with games and a craft following. Ministry will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday and also at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. The special guests will be “The Lord Family.” They use puppets, drama, human videos, object lessons, music and large screen projection to reach all ages.

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Saturday, September 15 th Salemhaven will hold thier Annual Fall Fair beginning with a Waffle Breakfast from 8-9 a.m. There is a small cost for the breakfast. Shopping hours for the Fair will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be fabulous grilled food for lunch, crafters, vendors, White Elephant tables, baked goods, a cupcake walk and raffles, all indoors. There will also be a kids’ area, the Elks Drug Awareness Van, live music by Bob Baker from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Don Smith from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Dianne’s Miniature Horses will be here from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Seminars & Courses--Wednesday, September 19 The Rockingham VNA and Hospice will th sponsor the Salem Senior Center Diabetes Support Group, with the next meeting being held on September 19 from 10:3011:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way, Salem. The facilitator will be Brenda DeMaria RN, CDE. For more information, call 1-800-540-2981.


School Activities ---------Starting Now The Salem School District’s school Now bus routes are now posted online and available to students and parents. The link is the school district’s website, www.sau57.org and routes can be found under the Parents and Students portion of the site. Monday, August 27 Back to school brings up many different thoughts and approaches. One traditional event for St. Joseph Regional Catholic School is the annual Bar-B-Que, being held on August 27. This year, in addition to welcoming all students, parents and staff back with hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon, the school will be having an Open House to the general public from 3 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon. The Open House will be followed with the annual Open House for new and returning families and students. The Parent Guild sponsors the Bar-B-Que event, putting together not only the food and other refreshments but also some activities for the students.

Saturday, August 25 th The Spicket Lodge Club 85 will sponsor a Ham and Beans Supper from 4-7 p.m. at the Salem Masonic Hall, Main Street (across from Salem Cooperative Bank). Tickets will be sold at the door (children under age 8 eat free), and all proceeds will go to benefit the scholarship fund. Come enjoy a nice family dinner.


Saturday, September 22 nd A Used Book Sale will be held in an effort to raise funds for a Boy Scout Eagle Project by Corey Nowak. Come on out and support this community service project from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elk Club, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. The sale will feature over 1,500 used hard and soft cover books for all ages.

Sports & Recreation --Saturday, September 15 The Salemfest 5K Run/Walk, for both th serious runners and families, will be held on September 15, with registrations being taken from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m. You may also preregister online at http://rccsalem.com/salemfest5k/. Rockingham Christian Church organizes this event to include a scenic 5K walk/run providing professional timing services and Kids Trot with awards, prizes, goodie bags, event T-shirts (for the first 150 registered), and great food. We also have a live band and activities after the race for families. In an effort to continue the community idea, all net proceeds will go to support two non-profit organizations in the Salem community.



Library ----------------------------Wednesday, August 29 Kelley Library th Join theas they discuss Book Group at 7 p.m. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, facilitated by Joan Fardella. Stop by the main desk of the library to borrow a copy of the book to read before meeting night. New members are always welcome. Find more information about this and other book groups at the Kelley Library at www.kelleylibrary.org.



Tuesday, September 4 The Supervisors of the Checklist of Salem will be in session from 7-8 p.m. on the lower level of the Municipal Office Building. Residents of Salem who will be 18 years of age by September 11 may register to vote at this session with acceptable documentation. A picture ID and proof of domicile is required. Naturalized citizens must show a passport or documented citizenship papers. After this session, no new additions or corrections to current data may be made until the State Primary on September 11, 2012.



Saturday, September 8 th The Fifth Annual Benefit Ride in Memory of Chris Macy will be held, featuring a cookout and live band, raffles, auction items and much more! Fee includes a free t-shirt. All proceeds to benefit Salem Boys and Girls Club Playground Fund and local youth sports and Dollars for Scholars. The event will be held on September 8 at the Salem Derry Elks. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the ride leaves at 9 a.m. sharp. Cookout starts at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Ring at 591-7073 or Elissa Macy at 303-8550.


Thursday, September 13 The Greater Salem Artists Association has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present Russian Iconography. This will be presented on September 13, at 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, Salem. Marina Forbes will lead a public discussion on Russian Iconography. Traditional Russian icon painting is truly one of the great artistic movements in the history of the world and has been a living and evolving art form for more than 1,000 years. This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes deals with the spiritual and secular significance of Russian religious art from the 10th century to the present day. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the Council and its work at www.nhhc. org. For more information, contact Linda Hall at ljhall04@gmail.com.



Seminars & Courses--Monday, September 10, Wednesday, th September 12 The Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way, Salem, will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class. The 2-session class will be held from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more. Several insurance companies that do business in NH offer discounts after taking this class. There are no tests. Class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. Course fee is $14 and $12 for AARP members. To register call Senior Center at 890-2190.


Saturday, September 29 The Sixth Annual Rhoades 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held beginning at 8 a.m. at the Salem High School Track. This is a 3.1 mile run over the Salem High School cross country course. The walk is a 1 mile around SHS track. There is no fee to participate. Donations will be accepted and will go towards the Bob Rhodes Scholarship Fund, which is part of Salem Dollars for Scholars. If anyone has any questions, please contact Mike O’Shaughnessy at bobrhoadesrun@gmail.com. If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, please mail your donation to: Bob Rhoades Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 1731, Salem, NH 03079.



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Salem Regular Meetings & Events
American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Board of Selectmen meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room); first, second, and fourth Monday. 7 p.m. Budget Committee meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cancer Support meetings, Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sand Hill Road, first and third Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CareGiver Support Group, Silverthorne Adult Day Center, third Wednesday, 4 – 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Paula Faist at 603-893-4799. CHADD–Nashua-Windham Chapter, Windham Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conservation Commission meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Council on Aging meetings, Ingram Senior Center, fourth Tuesday of April, May, June, August, September and October, 11 a.m. (890-2190) Democratic Town Committee, Kelley Library, first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Disabled American Veterans, W.T. Barron Chapter 25, American Legion, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids, Rockingham Christian Church, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-DC-AT-RCC. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Blackwater Grill, 43 Pelham Road, Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope/NAMI, Kelley Library, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – noon Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September through May. Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Salem Boys & Girls Club, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, last Thursday, at 7 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, first Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall, second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Atkinson Country Club, Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Grandparents as Parents Support Group Groups, third Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Greater Salem Caregivers. 287 Lawrence Road (Foss School Building). (898-5493) Cindy Jury, Executive Director, Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Salem Community Emergency Response Team, Trustees room, ADP, 11 Northeast Blvd, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. New recruits are welcome to attend. Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Kelley Library, email: lisa.withrowinc@comcast.net or david.garcia.nhgop@gmail.com. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Winning Speakers Club, Senior Center, Lowell Road, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Women’s Club (GFWC) Salem Chapter, Kelley Library, Beshara Room, first Tuesday, noon – 2 p.m. (No July, August or December) Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Town Hall, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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Counting the “Untruths” in Romney and Ryan’s Rhetoric
While driving today I listened to Mitt Romney on the radio, he spent 20 minutes saying nasty things and untruths about the President and not one thing on how he would govern if elected. The latest untruth is about Medicare how the President took $716 billion from Medicare; the truth is the Affordable Care Act Medicare portion saves $716 billion over 10 years. The savings will come from reducing the increase to providers (agreed to by the providers), removed subsidies to insurance and drug companies, waste and fraud. Waste is 15 percent of Medicare costs, caused mostly by redundant testing. This waste will be removed with the new delivery system. The ACA is not telling how they will deal with fraud, by telling us they would be telling fraud committers. Today the best fraud detectors are seniors checking their CMS Summary. The $716 billion in savings will increase the life of Medicare by eight years. There have been improvements to Medicare. Medicare covers annual wellness physicals. Now seniors will get free preventive care, like mammograms, colon screening, cancer screening and flu shots, etc. Seniors that fall in the donut hole gets a 50 percent discount on prescriptions and by 2020 the donut hole will be closed. Also primary care providers and specialists across the country in areas that have a shortage of doctor gets a bonus payment from Medicare, which helps make sure that everyone can get the care they need. It is a lie when Republicans say that Medicare has been weakened by the ACA, it has been strengthen with best practices, with these improvement no benefits have been cut from Medicare. Check it out at www.medicare.gov. I can’t figure out why Romney picked Ryan. Ryan says he is a fiscal conservative, the definition of which is: Don’t spend anything if you can’t pay for it. Ryan voted for the Bush tax cuts, the two wars, part D in Medicare, and TARP (Wall Street Bailout) all unpaid for. Obama is still paying for all that so it keeps his budget high. Ryan came up with Ayn Rand’s dream budget. (Rand’s favors the rich, do everything to protect the rich). In making Medicare a voucher program (in 2020 seniors would have to pay an additional $6,400 out of pocket for insurance) he takes $716 billion paid by Medicare recipients to give tax breaks for the rich. He now adds traditional Medicare as an option. Romney favors a mix of traditional Medicare and vouchers and does not take the $716 billion; he has neither price control nor a system to cut out waste or fraud. How in the world would they be able to score either plan not knowing what a person turning 65 would do? When I turned 65 the last thing I wanted to do was deal with insurance companies, I love Medicare. Rebecca Fee, Salem On behalf of the Salem Firefighters Relief Association, we would like to thank the participants and sponsors of our 26th Annual Dog Days Open Golf Tournament that was held on August 9 at Merrimack Golf Club in Methuen, MA. Due to the generosity of our players and sponsors, we were able to donate $2,000 to the New Hampshire Police, Fire, and EMS Foundation. Their mission is to be a resource for the needs of Police, Fire and EMS personnel and their families in dealing with a crisis or catastrophes not covered by insurance, employing agencies, or workers compensation funds. Further information about NH Police, Fire, and EMS Foundation can be found at www.nhpfef.com. We would ask that people support and patronize the following sponsors that made our donation possible: Santo Insurance, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Salem Cooperative Bank, Canobie Lake Park, Home Depot, Firematic Equipment, Streamlight, Atkinson Graphics, Atkinson Country Club, Best Buy, Woody’s Towing, Two Guys Smoke Shop, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Murray’s Tavern, , Eastern Bank, Gemini Electric, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, Bergeron Protective Clothing, Molan Milner and Krupski, LLC, Tuscan Kitchen, Plaza Azteca, Balduccis Pizza, Polcaris, T-Bones, Buono Panini, Esco Awards, Market Basket, Scrub-A-Dub Car Wash, It’s All About Moi, Vibe Salon, Salem Kiwanis, and the Holiday Inn. Thanks for everyone’s support. Hope to see you next year! Lieutenant John C. Hall, Dog Days 26 Chairman, and Assistant Chief Paul J. Parisi, Dog Days 26 Vice-Chairman, Salem

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in tournament history. He went on to win the Massachusetts Open in 1963, became the New England Professional Golfers Association of America (NEPGA) Champion in 1968, and purchased Lakeview Golf Club in Wenham, MA, in 1972. He served on the Board of the NEPGA as secretary-treasurer in his early years and eventually became the organizations national Vice President. He inaugurated the North Shore Amateur Championship three years later which recently played their 36th annual event. After winning the “professional of the year” award by the NEPGA he purchased his second golf course in 1977, Far Corner in Boxford, MA. Over

“There is no better game for getting kids off the streets, keeping them out of trouble and giving them a chance to have some fun than golf.” Bill Flynn (1936 – 2011); NEPGA Hall of Fame Member and pioneer of junior golf.
the next 10 years he managed Mount Hood Golf Course in Melrose, MA, and introduced “free Monday,” a teaching playing clinic for children, and was awarded a second “professional of the year” award by the NEPGA. In 1992 Bill began the development of the Windham Country Club, and the 18-hole course opened in 1995. Bill’s love of golf showed through his encouragement to others as he was known to inspire club members, caddies, and young people to get involved in the game in any way that they could. He gave indoor lessons to hundreds of women before anyone else. Bill pioneered junior golf in the 1970s before it was expected or in vogue for athletes to support their sport through volunteerism. While managing Mount Hood, George Wright in Hyde Park, and

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me. I know I have been called by God to serve those who have left the Catholic Church but who still long for the Eucharist and the sacraments.” Rev. Chabot celebrates Mass for the members of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Manchester in house settings much like the early Church, but is searching for a larger location for Sunday mornings. She is available to speak to groups throughout the state and can be reached at www. holyspiritnh.org. In her words, “Every Catholic woman should experience seeing a woman at the altar, just to know that there is hope. It’s a very profound experience.”

Franklin Park Golf Course he started the first revolutionary golf camps that believed in giving inner city kids from Dorchester and Lowell, MA, the chance to experience golf in a safe and healthy environment. He wasn’t just a facilitator of the golfing camps he was in the trenches working with the kids when there were 500 there at a time. Bill has been quoted as saying that “There is no better game for getting kids off the street, keeping them out of trouble and giving them a chance to have some fun then golf.” Bill’s children are committed to carrying on his legacy in the way that he conducted business, in supporting the community by hosting charity events and by introducing golf to children. Bill’s sons, Bob and Michael, manage the two golf courses in Massachusetts, Far Corner and Lakeview. Bill’s daughter Joanne is a PGA member and the Director of Golf at the Windham Country Club which hosted 75 charity events last year. Joanne supports the Salem Boys & Girls Club and has chaired the annual auction for several years while currently serving as the Vice President of the Board. She is also a Board Member of the Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL). Bill Flynn’s legacy and his ability to succeed both on and off the course has had a positive impact and left a lasting impression on many people including the current generation that is learning to play golf in Windham through the Boys & Girls Club. When I attended this week’s lesson I couldn’t help but notice how happy the kids were to be playing golf. After putting on their new golf t-shirts and getting their clubs I overheard Aiden Azevdo and Devin Dimento discussing their game. “I don’t like to chip” Aiden commented, “I would rather drive” responded Devin. When I asked Lee Poulin what his favorite part of golfing was he responded with a big smile “I like it all.”

Importance of Social Interaction Subject of Upcoming Seniors Count Workshop
submitted by Beth Quarm Todgham, Southern New Hampshire Services As they age, many older adults find it harder to drive, walk, think clearly, remember and manage stress. Staying home, watching TV and limiting social activities can easily become a simple solution to making their lives more manageable. Staying close to home can be an effective way to address these challenges of aging and reduce anxiety, but on the flipside, the lack of social interaction can have an effect on an individual’s overall health, including their emotional and psychological health. The “Danger of Isolation for Older Adults” is the theme of the September Seniors CountNashua workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, September 10, at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua. The free workshop begins at 1 p.m. Workshop presenter is Alice Cassidy from the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Call Beth Todgham, Seniors CountNashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at 889-3440, ext. 629 for more information. Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Pre-registration for lunch is required. Call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly at the Senior Activity Center by Seniors Count-Nashua. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past workshops have included topics on senior fraud and identity theft, senior driving issues, gizmos and gadgets to stay safe in your home, clutter control and understanding what a loved one with dementia is experiencing. All programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel 99. Programs are broadcast Mondays at 1 p.m. and can be viewed on-line at http://nashua. ezstream.com.

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School Supplies Donated During Boys and Girls Club Event
by AJ Dickinson Marlinda Garcia, a third term state representative from Salem, recently partnered with the Office Depot Foundation, in an attempt to donate colorful new sackpacks containing essential school supplies to the Greater Salem Boys and Girls Club. The Foundations 2012 National Backpack program is in partnership with the Nation Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). A non-profit , non-partisan organization that serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. “It is critical that we ensure that all youth have the supplies they need to be successful inside the classroom,” said. Garcia. “I am honored to have the opportunity to present these sackpacks to deserving students. Public-private partnerships like this are crucial during tough economic times. As New Hampshire’s NFWL Education Team Leader, I must commend the Office Depot Foundation on its efforts to help children succeed by providing basic school supplies, which many of us take for granted,” she added. The NFWL who has been partnering with the backpack program for the past seven years will be provided more than 15,000 sack packs for distribution this year, by female officials in all 50 states. By the end of this year the Office Depot Foundation which began in 2001 has helped more than 2.9 million children get the supplies they need for school. “While we are working to improve education standards and setting the stage for our children to acquire the skills and knowledge they will need in the future to be able

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Lee Poulin (left) enjoying himself alongside his friend Patrick Smith (right) after they received their new sackpacks. to compete in an increasingly competitive job market, we need to make sure those in need do not have to worry about the stigma of not having school supplies,” said Garcia. The new 2012 drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven different two-color combinations that will appeal to both male and female children. Each of the 300 sackpacks includes a zippered pouch containing essential back-to-school items including a ruler, crayons, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners and a eraser.

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Charlie Bass Meets With Small Business Owners
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School Lunch vs. Bag Lunch: What’s Best for Your Kids?
Bag it or buy it? What’s healthier and what will they eat? It’s a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there’s an assumption that bagging is better, but there’s also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can help make this year’s lunchtime decisions a breeze. New school lunch initiatives Much attention has been paid to children’s health and there’s an increased awareness that lunch at school is a critical source of nutrition for students. New federal guidelines have been introduced to ensure that menus provide more whole grains, more fruits and vegetables and less fat and sodium. Thanks to dedicated efforts driven by schools, parents and the federal government, many positive changes are occurring. “There’s a lot happening in the lunch line,” says Dr. Brian Wansink, researcher and professor at Cornell University. Wansink and Dr. David Just, researcher and associate professor at Cornell University, created Smarter Lunchrooms, a multi-faceted program that provides schools with tools that can improve children’s eating behaviors in the cafeteria. “It’s a common misconception that kids won’t eat healthy foods, but our work shows that not to be the case. We can encourage healthy choices in the way we present foods to kids,” says Wansink. He and his team have carefully studied the cafeteria line and how kids choose foods. The placement of foods on the lunch line, how foods are named on the menu and offering choices significantly affect which foods kids select. For example, moving fruit from a commercial bin to an attractive fruit bowl near the end of the line is proven to increase selection. “Banning favorite foods such as tacos and pizza from a cafeteria can backfire,” adds Wansink. “When kids feel restricted or forced into a decision, they rebel and may choose not to eat. Nobody wins in that scenario. We know a healthy lunch is necessary for good school performance.” Companies have stepped up to improve nutrition by creating new versions of kid-favorite foods that meet the new USDA school meal rules. Stir-fry, tacos, pastas and pizzas have become healthy fare as lower fat, lower sodium, whole grain versions have been introduced. For example, Schwan’s Food Service created Big Daddy’s(R) Cheese Pizza with a 51 percent wholegrain crust. It contains 25 percent Daily Value (DV) fruit drinks, and popular energy drinks and sports drinks lack calcium and often contain added sugars. That’s a problem. Up to 90 percent of a person’s bone density is formed by age 18 and those school years are crucial for building bone strength to last a lifetime. Be sure to pack a calcium-rich drink. New grains and new ways of making bread mean better whole grain bread choices are available for sandwiches. Breads can be soft and moist yet still deliver whole grain goodness plus, in some cases, enough nutrients to rival fruits and vegetables. Food safety is a big concern for bag lunches. Perishable foods need to be eaten within two hours if they’re left at room temperature and most brown bag lunches sit in a desk or locker for longer than that, turning them into bacteria havens and making them risky to eat. Home-packed meals need to be put in insulated, chilled bags that will keep foods in a safe temperature zone, sometimes for four or five hours. If your child isn’t keen on carrying an insulated bag (many older kids aren’t), or to reduce overall food safety risks, school lunches are an easy, nutritious fix. Lunchtime is a highlight of many school days and an essential part of a productive one. Talk with your kids about what they eat and how lunch can help or hold them back from learning, running faster at recess or performing their best in after school activities. A healthful lunch will keep them fully fueled for the rest of their day. - ARA Content

of calcium, as well as healthy amounts of potassium and protein, for less than 320 calories. Spicier sauces and more ethnic food choices are meeting students’ expanded flavor palates, too. As of this fall, school lunches will also offer more produce, including dark green, red and orange vegetables, dry beans and legumes, all of which are nutrientrich. More farm-to-school programs add the option of locally grown produce for portions of the school year. Bag lunch betterments Much like the cafeteria, the quality of a bag lunch hinges on what’s been chosen and eaten. To paraphrase Wansink, it’s not nutrition until it’s eaten. One easy step to improve the quality of a bag lunch and the chance it will be enjoyed is to increase your kids’ involvement in the process. Have them help shop for foods and talk to them about which food categories make a lunch that makes a difference. Then have them help bag it up. Remember that drinks matter at lunchtime. Soda,

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Dentist Charged with Simple Assault on a Child
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Peeping Tom Hid Under Mobile Trailer for Two Days
without incident. The investigation revealed that two weeks ago Hobbs hooked up two baby monitors, one in bedroom, and one in dryer duct, in the Christian Hobbs residence while doing work. Officers were able to determine he then came back and snuck under the trailer and cut holes in the floor and then in the floor vent under the bathroom. He had been under the trailer for nearly two days with food, beverages, tissues, observing, and taping her when she was in the bathroom. Hobbs had 16 one-minute videos of the female, some including her nude toddler son. Hobbs was charged with Prowling, Criminal Mischief, Violation of Privacy, Unlawful Wiretapping, Manufacture of Child Porn, Criminal Trespassing, and Burglary. He refused bail services and was transported to Rockingham County Jail pending arraignment in the 10th Circuit Court in Salem.
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Bathroom floor view submitted by Salem Police Department Salem Police responded to Friendship Drive on Wednesday, August 15, at approximately 8:36 p.m. for a report from a resident that a male subject was peering up at her from underneath her bathroom floor. The female stated she knows the subject as she purchased the trailer from him a couple years ago. He had also done work for her two weeks ago on the trailer. The female had noticed movement in the air duct and looked into it, only to see a male looking up at her. The male simply said “hello.” She immediately called 911. Responding Officers located the male walking southbound on Route 28 and as soon as they confronted him he said, “I did it, it was me under the trailer.” The subject, identified as Christian Hobbs, 44, of Orleans, MA, was taken into custody

Suspects Taken into Custody after Fleeing from Police
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“Thumbs down to Obama and his supporters. He is such a liar. He has ruined this country. There are so many screw-ups, I don’t have time for it. He is evil, and has a secret agenda planned for us if re-elected. We can’t let that happen. Can’t you supporters see the face behind the face? Michelle should zip it, too. She is almost as annoying as him. In the beginning I heard that the public said she was so much like Princess Diana. Are you kidding me?” “Thumbs down to the inconsiderate tenants who seem to think that everyone wants to listen to the booming bass of your music day in and day out. If you want to ruin your hearing, so be it, put on headphones and give the rest of the tenants a break from the annoying pounding.” “Thumbs up to those who want Republicans and Conservatives out of their bedroom. We will be happy to leave when you stop asking us to pay for what you do in your bedroom!”

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about our town, not negative complaining and bashing. Give us some positive feedback about our town, not whiny, annoying complaints.” “Thumbs down. My daughter saw on channel 17 (SCTV) to contact police for a permit if you have an alarm. What?! We have an alarm and we don’t need a permit! It is ‘private’ and we don’t want people to know so when someone breaks in, it will be a surprise! You think we’d announce our alarm to police? Or to anyone? No! That would be ‘gossip’ for them to tell and talk about, all over town. Don’t tell anyone you have alarms! No one!”

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each of us must decide for ourselves and our family whether we continue the corporate agenda, or do what’s right. And that day may come soon. We know it, and we have our own integrity to protect, as well as our families and neighbors. Rest assured, we will do the right thing.” “Thumbs down to the person with the comment about the other lady at the Salem Transfer Station. She does her job. There where other people there, and you where throwing out wood. Next time tell the whole story.” “Thumbs up to that woman at the Salem Transfer Station. I find her to be professional and helpful. If I have any questions regarding where a particular item should be disposed of, she directs me to the proper area. I have never seen/heard her yell at anyone, and she has not been rude to me.”

“Thumbs down to the Call NOW!! Valid until 9/30/2012 person who keeps pushing Trinity Ambulance service for Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10–5 ember Salem. That person must have M a personal interest, own stock Thur : 10-8, Sun: 12-4 of or work for Trinity. I work in Lowell and have heard from many people who have had experience with poorly trained and unprofessional employees of Trinity. Should I get sick and corporations that pay for their lives. Complainers, need ambulance service, I want paramedics who look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, know what they are doing. If it costs a little more, ‘what have I done for myself?’ The answer is, so be it. You get what you pay for.” nothing.”

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“Thumbs down to the person who wrote, ‘the gas prices are sharply rising under Obama, and the liberal media mentions nothing.’ That makes you a liar, because gas prices on the rise have been in the news of late. Actually, six months ago, Fox News and other Republican critics where blaming Obama for rising gas prices. Then gas prices went down and no one credited Obama for that, of course. Lastly, comparing George Bush to Jesus tells us readers just what a nit-wit you really are!” “Thumbs down. My husband was just reading a comment in regards to Wanda at the dump. All summer long, my son and I have been doing a lot of work on our home here in Salem, and we go to the dump about 3-4 times per week to get rid of stuff. Everytime we leave there we say how kind she is. I’m not disabled and I’m not elderly. I’m 50 years old and my son is 18, and she is the most kind and helpful woman, and we say that every time we leave. Whoever left that comment is so wrong. He’s got the wrong person.” Thank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs up or down, are anonymous and not written by the Salem Community Patriot staff. Thumbs comments can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at thumbs@areanewsgroup.com. When submitting a Thumbs comment, please specify that you would like it printed in the Salem Community Patriot. During the election campaign, no comments will be allowed that are direct endorsements or censure of candidates on the thumbs page. No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. Comments should be kept to 100 words or less.

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December 2012 and funding will be available to successful applications in April 2013. Further information about the SCC Conservation Grant program is available at SCC. nh.gov. The 2013 Conservation Grant Application instructions and form may be downloaded through the website. The SCC Conservation Grant Program is funded through the purchase of Conservation From: Maura McCarthy License Plates, known as “Moose Plates.” The Area News Group, Tel# 880-1516 State of New Hampshire dedicates all funds raised through the purchase of Moose Plates Paper: SCP to the promotion, protection and investment PO#_______________ in New Hampshire’s natural, historical and Please call with PO# if required cultural resources. To buy a Moose Plate, visit your Please call me with your approval of the following ad proof: municipal office in person when registering your car. Gift certificate may be purchase at www.mooseplate.com. For further information, contact Dea BricknerWood, Administrator, SCC Conservation Grants, 868Public Notice 6112, bluesky24@comcast.net or visit SCC.nh.gov. The Town of Salem will hold its


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submitted by Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator, SCC Conservation Grant Program The State Conservation Committee (SCC) has announced that the 2013 Conservation “Moose Plate” Grant applications are available. Applications are due on October 1. Eligible applicants include municipalities, County Conservation Districts, County Cooperative Extension natural resource programs, municipal an, Admin. Assistant,agencies, Public Works groups, conservation Dept. of schools, scout ci.salem.nh.us and other nonprofit entities engaged in natural resource conservation programs. x3 Approximately $255,000 is available for the 2013 grants. Awards will be announced in & 8-31-12

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Ronald R. “Dick” Bazinet, 78, of Salem died August 21, 2012, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He was born in Chicopee, MA, grew up, and was educated in Somerville, MA. He was a resident of Salem for the past four years, formerly of Haverhill and Medford, MA. Dick was a Veterans Benefits Councilor for the Veterans Administration in Boston, MA. He was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was an avid reader and loved history. Most of all, Dick loved his job helping veterans and their families. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Cooper) Bazinet of Salem; sister, Marie Jones of Cambridge, MA; several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 26, from 1-4 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Drive, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.

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RAYS Score a Silver at Summer States
submitted by Rhonda Bleeker The Rockingham Area Youth Swim (RAYS) team rounded out their spring/ summer long-course swim season with a strong second place finish among nine Division I teams at the Granite State Swim Association Championship meet held at the RACO pool in Manchester. Scoring at this meet were the first 16 places per event. The 10 & Under GSSA Champs were held on August 4. Local swimmers scoring for the RAYS in this age category were as follows: 8 & Under Girls: Erin Prendergast (Windham) – 10th in 50 Free and 25 Breast; Elisabeth Bamford (Salem) – sixth in 25 Free, 16th in 25 Back; Jillian Bamford (Salem) – 11th in 25 Fly 8 & Under Boys: Miller Swank (Windham) – first in 25 Fly, second in 25 Breast and 100 IM 9-10 Girls: Amy Prendergast (Windham) – second in 50 Breast, third in 50 Free, sixth in 100 IM. 9-10 Boys: Bradley Valo (Windham) – third in 50 Back, fifth in 100 IM, sixth in 50 Fly. The 11 & Over swimmers competed on Sunday, August 5. Swimmers scoring in this age category were as follows: 11-12 Girls: Sasha McNeal (Salem) – first in 50 Free, fourth in 100 Free, seventh in 50 Fly; Hannah Pickett (Windham) – second in 50 Back, fifth in 50 Free, 12th in 50 Fly; Emily Martsolf (Windham) – sixth in 50 Back, seventh in 50 Breast, ninth in 200 IM. Meredith Richard (Windham) – 13th in 50 Breast; Alyssa Daniels (Salem) – 14th in 50 Fly. 11-12 Boys: Jason Domogala (Windham) – first in 50 Free, fourth in 200 Free, fifth in 50 Fly; Max Swank (Windham) – 11th in 100 Free and 50 Back. 13-14 Girls: Anna Matsco (Windham) – fourth in 100 Fly, fifth in 50 Free; Kyana Baiguy (Windham) – ninth in 100 Fly, 12th in 200 Free; Ashley Domogala (Windham) – 11th in 100 Breast, 12th in 200 IM, 13th in 50 Back; Laura Pomeroy (Windham) – 12th in 100 Fly 15-16 Girls: Meghan O’Connor (Windham) – first in 100 Back, second in 100 Fly, third in 100 Free; Emily Matsco (Windham) – first in 100 Free, fourth in 100 Breast. 17-19 Girls: Julia Bushell (Windham) – second in 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Back. Angela Bleeker (Windham) – second in 200 IM

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and 100 Breast, third in 100 Back The RAYS relays teams scored particularly well at this meet, greatly contributing to the overall score since the relays are double points. For the 8 & Under age group, the girls team of Brooke Bodkin, Erin Prendergast (Windham), Jillian and Elisabeth Bamford (Salem) placed fifth in the 100 medley relay and Erin, Jillian and Elisabeth were joined by Makenzie Bodkin to also placed fifth in the 100 freestyle relay. The boys 8 & under team of Owen Caprioglio (Litchfield), Jack McCarthy, Miller Swank (Windham) and Owen Nelson scored first in both the 100 medley relay and the 100 freestyle relay and also broke the RAYS team record in both races. For the 9-10 age group, the girls 200 medley team of Emi Caprioglio (Litchfield), Amy Prendergast (Windham), Sarah Leinback and Emma Stahly placed first and the team of Maddie Kessel, Corrine Richard (Windham), Nadine Sader and Kira Farrell (Windham) placed ninth. Amy, Sarah and Emma were joined by Nadine S. to place sixth in the 200 freestyle relay and Samantha McCarthy teamed with Kira, Corrine and Emi to place eighth in the same event. The 9-10 boys team of Luc Lafond, Ryan Golabiewski, Bradley Valo (Windham) and Alex Bielecki placed third in the 200 freestyle relay. The RAYS fielded two relays teams in all of the older girls age groups, but were only able

to field one 11-12 boys team and one 15-19 boys team. For the 11-12 age group, the girls 200 medley team of Hannah Pickett and Emily Martsolf (Windham), Sasha McNeal (Salem) and Alyssa Daniels (Salem) placed third and the team of Ally Gillespie and Madison Martin, Caitlynn Mahan (Litchfield) and Meredith Richard (Windham) placed eighth. Caitlynn and Emily swapped teammates in the 200 freestyle relay and the teams placed fourth and sixth, respectively. The 11-12 boys medley team of John Racca, Anthony Bielecki, Jason Domogala (Windham) and Christian Nelson placed second. Christian, Jason and Anthony were joined by Max Swank (Windham) to place first in the 200 freestyle relay. For the 13-14 girls relays, Sara Muller, Jules Teichert, Hannah Terry and Anna Matsco (Windham) teamed to place second in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. The 13-14 girls team of Laura Pomeroy, Ashley Domogala and Kyana Baiguy (Windham) and Justine Aho (Pelham) placed ninth in the medley relay and seventh in the freestyle relay. In the 15-19 age group, the girls team of Julia Bushell (Windham), Brianna Nowicki, Meghan O’Connor (Windham) and Tori Claverie placed first in the 200 medley relay and the team of Angela Bleeker (Windham), Aimee St. Germain, Allison McCarthy and Emily Matsco (Windham) placed fifth. Emily joined Julia, Meghan and Tori in the 200 freestyle relay

to take first place and the Emma Garner joined Angela, Brianna and Allison to place fourth in the freestyle relay. The following local swimmers broke RAYS team records at this meet: Emily Matsco – 17-19 girls100 LCM freestyle. Also, the boys 8 & under relay team of Owen C. (back), Jack M. (breast), Miller S. (fly) and Owen N. (free) broke the 8 & under 100 LCM medley relay as well as the 100 LCM freestyle relay records. In addition, several swimmers set or broke RAYS records at other meets throughout this season. These included Windham swimmer Emily Matsco. Emily Matsco broke the 17-19 girls 1500 LCM freestyle record. The New England Championship meet also took place over the same weekend at the Harvard University Blodgett Pool. Swimmers must achieve qualifying times in events to compete at this meet. Swimmers representing the RAYS at the 14 & Under New England LCM Championship meet included Sasha McNeal and Hannah Pickett for the girls 11-12 group and Bradley Valo for the 9-10 boys group. Sasha competed in the 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle events and Hannah competed in the 100 backstroke event. Both girls achieved personal bests in all the events they competed in. Bradley competed in the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, 50 butterfly and 200 freestyle events and achieved personal bests in all but the 50 butterfly event. For the 15 & Over LCM Open Champs, Meghan O’Connor was one of the three RAYS representing the RAYS, competing in the 100 backstroke and 200 butterfly events. Congratulations to all of the RAYS swimmers that competed at these meets! For more RAYS team information including records, meet results and information on the upcoming fall/winter swim season sign-ups in early September, visit rays-nh.org.

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by Jacob Gagnon past of making Salem a football town. Take everything day by day. He has really engrained himself in all That is the attitude that the new levels of the program. Hopefully, I Salem High School Football head can be even close to how successful coach Adam Gagne is instilling in he is. It’s great to come in and follow his players as they prepare for the in his footsteps,” said Gagne. upcoming 2012 season. “We don’t The footsteps may seem as big and talk about or worry about anything deep as moon craters, but Gagne down the line. We’re worried about is confident in his ability to match next practice,” said Gagne. The them. Even more so, Gagne is Blue Devils’ sole motivation will confident in the group of kids who come from one another. “We don’t will make up his inaugural football use any future games or any future season in Salem. “The kids have rivals or anything like that to stay been showing up and working hard. motivated. We’re worried about our They’ve been really buying into the day-to-day operations. We work new systems. They are attacking that Adam Gagne, Salem High on getting better day by day,” said learning curve with excitement and School football coach Gagne. enthusiasm,” said Gagne. The beginning of football season is always a “The seniors have really provided great time of excitement, especially for high schools. leadership. They’ve done everything we’ve asked Teams prepare in the August heat with two-a-day them to and have done it one hundred percent,” practice sessions. Sweating boys become men said Gagne. “They’re the catalyst for this team.” who dream of achieving the glory that the gridiron Coach Gagne’s goal is simple: to get Salem provokes in athletes. Salem is no different. as excited about the high school football team Although in Salem, the excitement is even greater as they always have been. The Blue Devils will than usual. That is because for the Salem High officially kickoff the 2012 season on the road School Blue Devils, 2012 will be the first season on August 31 against Keene High School at in nearly 37 years without longtime head coach, Alumni Field. This will be the true test of Salem’s Jack Gati, at the helm. preparation, mentally and physically, as they open Gati won 121 games in his 18 years as Salem’s a new chapter of their program’s storied history. head coach. Following Gati’s retirement last For the younger players, it is a beginning. For the winter, Adam Gagne was selected to fill his seniors, it is a chance to carry the torch and light enormous void in the Football coaching position. the way for the future of Salem High Football. Gagne is a former offensive coordinator at Perhaps 2012 will be the defining year for a Westford Academy in Massachusetts. Gagne program in transition and a new coach looking to understands better than anybody what it means to prove himself. But Gagne and his players aren’t walk the path paved by Gati’s legendary coaching looking that far ahead. They are focused on career. “Coach Gati has done a great job in the tomorrow, and taking things day by day.

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submitted by Susan Gray The Salem Youth Baseball Triple A Champions - Durham Bulls! Front, left to right: John Powers, Andrew Aribached, Bailey Coco, Josh Powers, and Alex Gray. Back: Frankie Gulezian, Jack Lacey, Matt Jones, Ben Fifer, Alex Greenwood, Evan Moore. Coaches: David Moore, Eddie Powers, and Bruce Gray

By Jacob Gagnon True competitors are rarely content. That is why the Salem High School Field Hockey team is not going to depend on last season’s accomplishments for this year’s motivation. “Our goal is to improve on what we’ve done in the past,” said head coach John Gatsas. Two seasons ago, the Blue Devils made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs. They finished last season with a record of 11-2-1 and were ranked third in New Hampshire. Their championship hopes were dashed, however, following a devastating first-round defeat to Merrimack in the playoffs. While Gatsas and his team may never forget the loss, it is in their rear-view mirror as they prepare to make an even harder run at a state title. Gatsas is well aware of where his team needs to improve. “We’d like to become a more efficient team in scoring from the corners and aggressive play and moving the ball up the field,” said Gatsas. Salem will need production more than anything else this season, on both sides of the ball. Rachael Denning, Mikaela Gauvain, Brianna Rastelloare, Salem’s goalkeeper, and the twins, Danielle and Erika Smith, are all going to be crucial components in Gatsas’s championshipcaliber plans. After Gatsas and his coaching staff narrowed down the number of field hockey hopefuls from 55 to 41, they were ready to compete on Saturday, August 18th, in a jamboree in Keene. “We felt

Field Hockey’s Pursuit of Greatness Continues
pretty successful there. We played aggressive. We moved the ball up the field. We played the corners pretty well. So, we’re going in the right direction,” said Gatsas. There was another, somewhat surprising thing that happened in Keene. The youth of the team shined throughout the competition. “I was very impressed by some of the younger players.” The younger players not only hope to be the future of the Salem High School Field Hockey program, but the present as well. Most of them are currently vying for a spot on this season’s varsity roster. Lizzy Twoney, a forward, played aggressively and moved the ball up the field smoothly. Mikayla Ramstell, Alexandria Sirmaian and Aly Twoney all played strong, aggressive styles defensively that caught Gatsas’s eye. Salem’s solid jamboree performance set the tone for yet another successful season, with ever expanding hopes. “We need to keep our intensity up. I think that the players, especially the junior and senior class, are very dedicated to the hard work and are expecting to have a good season. (They) want to repeat on what we did last year and, hopefully, do even better,” said Gatsas. Not being satisfied with merely good Salem’s Field Hockey program will continue to strive to be great this season. Then again, the competitor’s spirit is never satisfied.

District Baseball Team Wins Salem Tournament Championship

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Back Row: Eric DeMinico, Steve Wall, Jim Ribaudo. Middle row: Mark Kassis, TJ MacGregor, Brandon Wall, Andrew DeMinico, Chris Jones, Dylan McMenemy. Front row: Trevor DeMinico, Anthony Survillais, Cooper Ribaudo, Colby Major, Will Marggraf, Ty Morris. submitted by Barbara DeMinico The Salem 10 year old district baseball team won the championship in the annual Salem tournament. They played against excellent teams from both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Coaches were Steve Wall, Jim Ribaudo and Eric DeMinico.

Blue Devils Boys’ Soccer is Staying Focused
by Jacob Gagnon Tunnel vision is the tendency to focus on a specific goal without letting peripheral distractions interfere. It is a philosophy that Salem High School Boys Soccer coach Anthony Karibian is embracing this season. “One game at a time. Every match we play, every event we have is just one day,” said Karibian regarding his young team’s motivation this season. His idea is to focus on specific elements in order to grow as a team. It is Karibian’s coaching style that the team hopes will propel them to the playoffs this season as well as maintaining an overall record above .500. While the youth of the squad may seem like a challenge, Karibian views it as an opportunity to start something special. “We have a lot of youngsters in the group so getting them up to speed is going to be important,” said Karibian. The Blue Devils, as well as Karibian, will be relying heavily on the veteran players to help guide the team. The team captains, Andrew Zani and Josh Given are already looked at to lead while also setting examples for the younger players that are coming up in the ranks. The Righini brothers, Todd and Darren, are also going to be pushed this season which Karibian believes will not be a problem for the tandem. “They are both attacking players.” “We have some very, very good technical players in our midfield. We have kids that can really shine on their own but we’ve also got players who are very athletic. A lot of different components working together,” said Karibian. “That’s our strength.” On Saturday, August 18, the Salem High School Boys Soccer team participated in a jamboree in Amherst. The team continued to work out its preseason kinks, a necessary process for all programs. Like always, Karibian had a plan for his team going into each section of the jamboree. “Each game was a different goal. Like let’s do this properly. Let’s spread the field properly. Let’s defend well,” said Karibian. The Blue Devils finished the afternoon with two wins and two losses. Most importantly, the event gave Karibian a feel for this season’s boys soccer team. According to Karibian, the boys still need to work on the defensive aspect of their play which will be a critical tool as the season progresses. From his “one game at a time focus”, however, Karibian was pleased with his squad’s performance. “We scored goals. We developed some good looking attacks,” said Karibian. The rest of the season, Karibian hopes, will be as focused a venture for Salem as the jamboree. That is how this team, Karibian’s team, will develop into a force in the New Hampshire high school soccer community. “Each game had a goal and that’s how we’ll get through the season.” The team will remain focused, their tunnel vision set for the next game, $ .99 while their minds can’t help but PROPANE 20lb. tank fill wander into the playoffs and We fill larger tanks up to 100lbs & RVs $1.84 /gal $1.96 beyond. price subject to change +/- .


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