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Hudson~Litchfield News 9-14-2012

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Volume 23 Number 10 September 14, 2012 16 Pages

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Hudson Remembers 9/11 at Benson Park Memorial
by Gloria Lavoie Sullivan As the sun set on the evening of September 11, 2012, hundreds of people gathered at Hudson’s 9/11 Memorial at Benson’s Park to pay respect. Eleven years prior, 2,977 people lost their lives in the country’s most devastating terrorist attack. The ceremony included Invocation by Reverend David Howe, National Anthem sung by Police Lieutenant Charles Dyac, Presentation of Colors by Lieutenant Patrick Weaver and Officer Adam Lischinsky, Wreath Laying by Police Chief Jason Lavoie and Fire Chief Shawn Murray, and Presentation of Arms by American Legion Post 48. “Amazing Grace” was played on the bagpipes and the Honor Guard performed a 21-gun salute. The Memorial is a unique tribute to the lives lost on 9/11. The beautiful grounds were originally designed on a napkin, said Murray. The steel beam from Ground Zero soars 23 feet high and stands next to a mirror image manmade tower. The towers are oriented in the same fashion as those that fell in New York City. The grass surrounding the memorial represents the field in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed, the surrounding brick wall is in the shape of a Pentagon, and the path that leads to the towers represents the path in which the Pentagon was struck. There is a lone fruit tree that represents the tree that survived the collapse of the twin towers and is now part of the Memorial in New York City. Fire Captain Dave Morin Billy Collins’ 2002 poem “The Names,” which lists the names of the victims from A to Z, with X standing for the unfound victims. Visitors then waited in line for their chance to view the memorial up close, some laying their hands or faces upon the cold steel, remembering that dreadful day in which 19 hijackers changed the world, as we know it forever. Karen Carchia remembers where she was that day, “I was a nurse. I was working. Both of my children lived in Washington, DC. Yes, I remember it very, very well.” The mood was solemn. In the distance, children could be heard laughing and playing. All too young to remember the attacks of September 11, 2001, they enjoyed the peaceful night of remembrance at the adjacent playground. Upon exiting, visitors could reserve their copy of Journey of a Beam, a pictorial book of 9/11 by Hudson resident Christina Green, one of the members of Hudson’s 9/11 Committee.

staff photos by Len Lathrop

Fire Captain Dave Morin welcomes those in attendance at Tuesday’s memorial. In the background, the honor guard stands ready for the gun salute. A silent salute was made after a wreath was placed on the memorial by Fire Captain D. Morin, Fire Chief S. Murray, Police Chief J. Lavoie, and Lt. P. Weaver.

see “the Names” poem on page 5...

Area Dogs and Owners Enjoy New Dog Park’s Open House
by Karen Plumley Finally there’s a place for dogs to stretch out, frolic, exercise and meet other canine friends in Hudson. The Hudson Dog Park opened for business this weekend, hosting an open house on both Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at Benson’s Park (formally Benson’s Wild Animal Park) the Hudson Dog Park is easily accessible to the right of the entrance to the park. It is also enclosed with a brand new chain-link fence that was paid for solely with funds raised by a group of dedicated volunteers, the Friends of Hudson Dog Park. On Saturday, leashed dogs from all over the area came along to visit. Dogs were able to run around, enjoy special treats, and have fun in the great outdoors. Owners were given the opportunity to meet with volunteers and learn more about the current state of the park and its future plans. According to volunteer Eileen Frechette, funds are currently being collected to purchase benches, agility equipment and seeding for the park grounds. On Saturday while spokes-pups Sir Winston Puddin’ Pup and Cocoa Pup were on hand to greet their canine visitors, Frechette explained that the park concept got started nearly three years ago when concerned citizens approached the town to secure a small plot of land at Benson’s for local dogs and their owners to enjoy. The group of volunteers were then able to raise nearly $24,000 through bake sales, donations gathered at Old Home Days and a local Octoberfest, money collected at a very popular winter dog sledding fundraiser event. Volunteers are still at it, currently selling name plaques to donors. The plaques are being placed on the fence surrounding the dog park. During the open house, owners and their precious pups were briefed on expected behaviors for animals (and their humans) in the park. Volunteers offered dog owners pointers on how to slowly acclimate their pets to the social atmosphere of a dog park. Owners are required to clean up waste and provide water for their pets.

staff photos by Karen Plumley

Volunteers greet guests at the Hudson Dog Park on Saturday. Friends of Hudson Dog Park volunteer Barry Merrill holding Sir Winston Puddin’ Pup, Vice President Jess Barker, volunteer Eileen Frechette holding Cocoa Pup, and Treasurer Niki Dubuque. Also for safety reasons, children under the age of ten will be not be permitted in the park, because there is no leash rule inside the Dog Park The Hudson Dog Park, which is self-maintained, will be open every day from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on etiquette rules and future plans for expanding park facilities, check the dog park website at www.HudsonDogPark.com or friend the FriendsOfHudsonDogPark Facebook page. For specific questions, e-mail dog park volunteers at info@hudsondogpark.com.

Kayla and Lynne Coffin (with Diesel and Gibson) were on hand at the grand opening of Hudson Dog Park. Their doggie day care/camp and grooming business is out of Tyngsboro. They were offering free doggie ice cream cones to canine visitors on Saturday afternoon.

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2 - September 14, 2012 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Did You Vote in Hudson...
New traffic pattern plus last minute campaigners serving roughly 1,300 voters at the Community Center on Tuesday September 11th

Hudson Residents, I would like to tak e some time to ex plain the issues su at the beginning rrounding school of our school year. bus transportation First, thank you fo some obvious prob r your patience, as lems for our stude we work through nts. We have adju overcrowding iss sted some routes ues on buses at Al to alleviate virne High School concern is to get and at Nottingha students to and fro m West. Our majo m school in a safe the problems and r and timely manne it is our intent to r. We are aware have all of these printed in the HL of issues resolved by N. the time this letter is I would like to ex plain why the prob lems have occurre a second run of six d. In previous ye buses from the m ars there has been iddle school that This resulted in ha left late, sometim ving up to 300 m es as late as 3:00 iddle school stude to 40 minutes. I . nts housed in the examined the rid cafeteria for up ership in the after resolve this by ru noon at the high nning four late bu school and hoped ses at the high sc 90 students. The to hool with afterno plan was for the bu on ridership of ab ses to arrive at Al no later than 3:10 out virne by 2:45 with . This did not happ a drop-off time of en and buses arriv unacceptable. In ed at Alvirne as lat turn, this caused e as 3:10. This is buses to get to th e elementary scho As solutions are cr ols much too late. eated, the morning bus runs will rem afternoon runs an ain the same. In d to get everyone order to fix the home in a timely There will be som manner, changes e adjustment in ro are going to occu utes. Students m the one they rode r. ay be taking a diffe in the morning. rent bus home th Some stops for m to be eliminated. an iddle and high sc While safety is im hool students will perative, this may students may have need mean that middle a longer walk. and high school I believe it is impo rtant to explain th e reasons for the Whatever concer recent delays with ns that may have the busing. been raised by stu warranted. As dr dents and parent ivers get used to s were most likely new routes, chan to settle down, I am ges are put into pl confident that all ace, and things be issues will be reso manner possible. gin lved in the best an d most timely Yours in Education , Bryan K. Lane Superintendent of Schools

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submitted by Kevin Grady Alvirne Junior ROTC students raised the flag to open the Hillsborough County Fair last Friday, accompanied by Samantha Migneault from the Alvirne B-Naturals who sang the National Anthem. The students are, from the left, John Giraldo, Brandon Dumais, Samantha Migneault, Jon Stinson, and Noah Cote.

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Hudson Firefighters Honor The Ultimate Sacrifice
Greg Rich and Eric Lambert Participate in Nationwide Stair Climb

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Nottingham West Principal Elected by State to Professional Standards Board
by Karen Plumley Nottingham West Principal Peter Durso was recently given the honor of a seat on the New Hampshire Professional Standards Board (PSB). Durso described the PSB as comprised of 21 members: nine classroom teachers and/ or educational specialists; nine representatives of administration and higher education; two qualified laypersons; and the Director of the Division of Program Support or designee. Durso stated in a recent e-mail that the New Hampshire State Board of Education annually appoints six people to the board based on nominations submitted by members of the educational profession and other interested persons. Durso’s recent appointment to the board will span three years - starting September 12, 2012 and ending June 30, 2015 - and going forward he will be eligible for one more three-year term. This appointment marks a professional honor and highlight for Principal Durso, who has been actively and enthusiastically involved in the educational field throughout his long career. Earning his bachelor’s degree in Elementary/ Special Education at Fitchburg State College, Durso went on to earn his master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision from Notre Dame in Manchester. He became an elementary and special education teacher in 1980, working steadily for 16 years, the last of which he spent at Hollis Elementary School before becoming the assistant principal in 1996 at Nottingham West in it his personal goal to continually improve the school so that it is academically excellent and responsive to the needs of all students. In Durso’s mission statement, he explained, “As a teacher I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students by helping them acquire a love of learning.” As principal, Durso said that he has the same goal, but is able to influence educators by encouraging them to maintain high expectations while establishing organizational structures and programs that will foster personalization for the individual needs of each student. While a member of the Professional Standards Board, Durso will be able to further the educational goals he has set forth in his own school while expanding them to other schools across the state. Durso described his efforts in promoting the No Child Left Behind Act. “Since the enactment of NCLB [No Child Left Behind] in 2001, and the implementation of its requirements that schools be held accountable for achievement through annual standardized tests, a sense of urgency has developed over the need to improve the educational outcomes of the under performing student. Despite its flaws, what NCLB did was to change our beliefs about the ability of under performing students to achieve at higher levels. We all have ‘bought into’ the bell curve, and many of us still accept the idea that high intelligence is possessed by a relatively small number of people, a greater number of people are in the average range, and a smaller number of people are in the lower levels of intelligence. Research on IQ supports these assumptions; however, NCLB is based on the assumption that ‘all students can learn at high levels.’ NCLB calls for a revision of the paradigm that has guided educational policy for 200 years. Rather than separating students by ability and sorting students, NCLB requires schools to cultivate talent and ability in all children.” Durso believes that this shift is not a fad. He believes that NCLB policy will remain a national priority for years to come. According to Durso, “Being on the State Board, our objective is to continually have a focus on learning and how the teaching profession can be strengthened to provide future educators the standards to prepare for the challenge of teaching in the 21st century.” Principal Durso has been involved with many such committees in the past. He was involved with the New Hampshire NCLB Waiver committee, he was co-chair of the Principal Evaluation Task Force, and Durso was also the President of the NHASP (New Hampshire Association of School Principals). Durso will bring his 31 years of professional expertise, his passion for learning, and his proven commitment to the education of New Hampshire’s elementary students to his new role as a member of the state’s Professional Standards Board.

Nottingham West Principle Peter Durso Hudson. He has been the principal at the school since 2001. As principal of Nottingham, Durso has made

Fewer Students in Hudson Hallways Every Year
by Lynne Ober Across the state, student enrollment in public school grades kindergarten through 12 grade is shrinking and Hudson is no exception. Enrollments released by the Hudson School District for the first Friday in September show fewer than 4,000 students enrolled, with a total of 3,989 students enrolled from kindergarten through twelfth grade . Hudson still has an active special education pre-school with 57 students enrolled. This year’s first grade class only has 262 students whereas the high school senior (12 grade) has the largest pupil enrollment with 368 students. Overall, the class enrollments at Alvirne are larger than the classes in the elementary or middle schools. Alvirne’s second largest class is the junior class with 368 pupils. There were 228 kindergarten pupils enrolled, but since kindergarten is only half a day, some parents still opt to send their kindergarten students to a full day kindergarten program that is coupled with an after school program. This allows parents to drop their students off prior to going to work and to pick them up after work. The middle school has a total of 931 pupils enrolled with 318 in the sixth grade, 291 in the seventh grade and 322 in the eighth grade. The impact of the smaller middle school classes will be felt at the high school in the next academic year when Alvirne High School may fall below 1,400 enrollment for the first time in years. The smallest classes are in the elementary schools. The fifth grade class had 301 students enrolled and that is the only elementary class that has more than 300 students. First grade has 262 students, second grade is bigger with 282 students, but third grade only has 279 students and the fourth grade class has 277 students. There are benefits to be found with smaller enrollments. For example, the average class size is smaller. In the first grade, the average class size is 17.5 students. Since this is a critical year for reading, smaller class sizes will help teachers ensure that all students are reading on or above grade level. The largest elementary class, the fifth grade, still has an average class size of 23.2 students and the overall average class size across the elementary schools is 20.4 pupils per class.

Driver Cited After Striking Pedestrian
submitted by Hudson Police Department On Saturday, September 8, at approximately 1:20 p.m., The Hudson Police and Fire Departments responded to the Hudson Mall for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, it was found that Karen Cardinal, 61, of Hudson, was operating her 2006 Honda in the parking lot of the Hudson Mall. Cardinal was making a left hand turn out of a row in front of CVS. It was at this point that she struck Charlene Morrissey, 54, also of Hudson. Morrissey had exited the CVS and was walking west in the parking lot travel lane towards her car. Morrissey sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. Cardinal was cited as a result of this crash with Failing to Use Due Care (RSA:265:37).



4 - September 14, 2012 | Hudson - Litchfield News

The Word Around Town...
Letters to our Editor
Hudson Voters Approve the Tax Rate Every Year
I have noticed a number of comments in the “Thumbs” column concerning decreasing property valuations and the likely accompanying tax rate increase. People want to know why they have to pay a higher rate when their homes are worth less. The answer is this: The town has a budget which was approved by the voters. The expenses in this budget must be met. The property tax is what we use to meet these expenses. If the value of the real estate in Hudson decreases, the tax rate must increase to ensure we meet our budgeted obligations. Every voter has an opportunity to attend budget hearings, and the deliberative sessions for the town and the school district. Every voter can voice an opinion on the proposed expenditures in the budgets. Go to these sessions. Become informed before you go to vote in March. Elaine Brody, Hudson but the state legislators should have worked to prevent that. I understand, the education funds come on the backs of home owners in Manchester. There are many people in Manchester who cannot afford to buy a home and therefore can’t contribute to that system. It’s time to tax people who don’t own property. Whether it be a sales tax or an income tax it’s time to make that change. I don’t own a home but am lucky to live in a town where the median income is high and therefore the schools can remain a higher quality. I want to pay taxes, as that would make me feel like I have more of a say in what happens with education. Taxing only homeowners makes New Hampshire an uneven playing field. Homeowners feel burdened and also feel entitled to dictate what happens for everyone. If we have a sales tax or income tax that comes from everyone, then we all play a part, we all have a say. I know, I’m a commie, progressive, liberal, socialist. Well, we all have to be something and if that’s my lot in life then hey, I embrace it! Think about it people, the cost of everything keeps rising and rather than vilifying teachers who are only there to do good and teach your children, we could develop a stream of money that comes from everyone. My dream was to be a mom and to help others through social work. I am living that dream. I’ll never be rich and I’ll never own a home. I want to do my part and I want us to keep public education intact and strong. Join me in strengthening public schools by voting in November for people who will work together towards that goal. Betty Vaughan, Litchfield

Support Our Public Schools During Tough Times
Last night [September 6] in President Obama’s speech he said, ”education is the gateway to opportunity.” I believe that. My parents grew up during the depression and were poor but they went to public education. I went to a public school. Public school is where you not only learn reading, writing and arithmetic but you learn who you are in the world. You develop friendships that are often life long. You meet teachers and others who inspire you. You develop your character in public education. Public education is where you learn to dream about what you’d like to do, who you’d like to be. You learn to practice and persevere, skills you’ll need throughout your life. You learn to work hard. I see that belief in public education slipping away in New Hampshire. Recent bills that have been passed by the state legislature put public education in jeopardy. If people choose to home school their kids, great. If they want to send them to private school, good for them. But don’t take away the structure of the public school system in New Hampshire because you personally don’t believe in it, or your kids have grown and you don’t want to pay for it anymore. Manchester lost over 100 teachers due to layoffs and their school year is in jeopardy right now. Not only should the City of Manchester have prevented that,

Being ‘Nice’ Is Not Enough
When the country elected President Obama, he offered an appealing promise. He would heal the nation’s divisions and provide the leadership needed to focus on improving the lives of all Americans. His sincere, positive, idealistic approach struck the right note and his approval rating was 67 percent. However, when the country slid into the worst recession since World War II, he faced daunting challenges. As the economy crumbled and millions lost their jobs, the President unfortunately focused on bailouts, and stimulus. The enormous bailouts with taxpayers’ money have selectively helped some companies and but not others. He diverted further taxpayers’ money to the massive stimulus effort that temporarily blunted the impact of job loss and home foreclosures, but provided no lasting value. The “benefits” of these initiatives continue to be debated. While the President has expressed concern for workers, his policies have not supported his goal to meaningfully increase job creation. He has failed to establish the necessary foundations for businesses and industry to regain their economic footing and expand. Despite his empathy with people in this widespread hardship, his actions have only served to drag out the recovery period with years of anemic growth and shamefully high unemployment . His response that the situation could have been worse can never be proven. In any case, it is of no comfort to the millions of people who remain unemployed and the

millions more who have left the workforce in despair. Their suffering is compounded by the country’s loss of productive workers who could be helping to rebuild the nation today. The President’s misguided plans to increase taxes and continue with the suffocating spread of federal legislation has stifled the creation of new businesses and the expansion of existing business and industries. In contrast, when President Reagan confronted an unemployment rate of more than 10 percent, he chose to reduce taxes and lessen the regulatory burden. Contrary to expectations, federal tax receipts grew! This was because he created the climate for dramatic economic expansion and job creation. Success produces revenue and opportunity. Income redistribution does not. President Obama has also failed to actively pursue the timely implementation of trade agreements to spur exports. Further, his disproportionate focus on green energy today only serves to deprives the nation of much needed domestically available fuels to power homes and business and provide additional jobs in mining and construction when they are needed most. Also, he has emphasized the importance of the nation’s social safety net, an essential part of the country’s commitment to all citizens. Yet he has failed to take the lead to address the impending fiscal disaster. More benefits are being promised than there are funds available. Entitlement spending is not discretionary - it must be paid regardless of the state of the economy. It currently represents well over 50 percent of the national budget and the percentage is continuing to grow alarmingly. For example, there are now more than 46 million people receiving food stamps but there is no sign of a recovery. Also while entitlements increase, other national priorities - education, infrastructure, defense, etc. - are crowded out With the explosion of government spending, the national debt has increased to more than 15 trillion dollars (more than $50,000 for every person in the county, including children). The president is promising an “economy built to last”. But who wants this to last? The country needs a new leader with experience and

maturity - someone who understands the long-term issues, can articulate alternatives and can constructively develop and implement bipartisan solutions. The country’s future direction is at stake. It is not sufficient to be seen as empathetic, when competence and good judgement is what is needed. Today being perceived as “nice” is not enough to qualify to be chosen to lead a nation in transition. J.M. Sordillo, Litchfield

Thumbs Downing, Deserves a Thumbs Down
In the last few months, I have continuously been tempted to write a letter to the editor about something that irks me beyond belief. The most popular section of the Hudson~Litchfield News is the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down section, and I know that many people read it for both insight and entertainment. However, there is one aspect that I find ridiculous: when individuals feel the need to send a Thumbs Down about teachers, public workers, public officials, coaches, and anyone who is active in the community. My frustration revolves around the anonymity of the communication. Standing on the sidelines and being able to sling arrows at folks with almost no context of who is bringing the criticism accomplishes very little. Compounding the craziness is when a person will send a Thumbs Down and have their facts completely off. Some great examples are when people criticize playing time for the kids when a kid should be sitting, or questioning an athletic director’s credentials having never spoken to the man, or calling out an official while never being at a meeting. Just spewing anonymous venom in these types of cases can only be described as an illustration of pent-up anger. The person isn’t trying to fix an issue; they just want to cause hurt. The individual who wants to seriously address an issue will put their name on something because they really believe in what they are speaking. continued to page 5 - Letters to our Editor

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More Letters to our Editor
continued from page 4
I understand that anonymous communication is thoroughly protected by the First Amendment. The 1995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission details this. Just to be clear, I am not trying to argue that there is not a place for anonymous communication. There are plenty of places where anonymous communication is necessary (i.e., where the safety or security of an individual is needed). I am also not arguing that there shouldn’t be Thumbs Down (i.e., a person cuts you off on 3A and you want them to know his/her actions are ridiculous). But if you are going to call out people who are “in the arena” and are giving their time and energy, then you should not be a coward. Put your name on your thoughts, and I think you will be surprised at how much you really can accomplish. Tom Kuegler, Litchfield added over $5 trillion. He promised to cut the deficit in half by this year, but it’s still over a trillion dollars. Fifteen percent of Americans are now on food stamps. Over the past four years, food stamp spending doubled to over $75 billion. The only thing Obama can brag about is getting Osama bin Laden. But all he did was to authorize the mission that was carried out by some very brave men. With gas prices being higher and median incomes being lower, just imagine what Obama could do to this country if he has four more years! Denise Crompton, Litchfield Howard’s illness. Throughout his long hospital stay of the past five months, it was through your numerous prayers and caring that helped us get through this very difficult time. We are especially grateful for all the support from the Town of Hudson and the Fire Department in particular for the wonderful tribute and send off. We appreciate all that you have done - more than words can say. And again thank you so much. Howard Dilworth’s Family, Hudson leader. He had faith in the automotive industry and supported it through loans which have been repaid, the automotive business and its 1 million workers are profitable and GM is once again the top selling automaker in the world. His Affordable Care Act finally puts a floor under every American faced with serious medical issues they cannot pay for “out of pocket” and reduces business insurance costs helping to level the competition in the international marketplace. He has already cut taxes for American small business and workers payroll taxes. President Obama has made it clear that the 98 percent of Americans making less than $250,000 will not have taxes raised. There is a continuity to his actions and his plan. President Obama asked the country to rally around a set of concrete goals on manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit - a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and create an economy built for posterity. This election, New Hampshire voters face the clearest choice in a generation. On every issue - jobs, the economy, taxes, deficits, energy, education, war and peace - this isn’t just a choice between two candidates or two parties. It’s a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our country’s future. The President’s plan will help restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known - the promise that hard work will pay off, responsibility will be rewarded, and that everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. It’s a plan that I fully support. It is a plan to move America forward. Jim McGaffigan, Litchfield

Thanks for School Supplies
Many thanks for all 57 backpacks and school supplies for the students at all three schools. Last year, we received 30 backpacks and that was a pleasant surprise. I couldn’t believe the super response this year. We had a box of leftover supplies for each school also. They will come in handy when some supplies run out or new students come during the year. Thanks again to all and to Joan Taylor for assisting in the distribution. Pat Jewett, Litchfield

Dilworth Family Thanks the Community for Support
As many of you may know, during the past five months Howard Dilworth was a patient at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After his cancer surgery on April 9 he suffered a stroke the next day in his post-operative recovery room where irreparable brain damage occurred and he went into a coma for many weeks. He, at one point, seemed to rally and there was hope of getting him into a rehabilitation hospital. Through all his journeys at the different ICUs in the hospital, when his condition allowed, he would always smile and have his eyes open in happiness to see us. Unfortunately, he succumbed to numerous infections including pneumonia. We would like to respectfully thank all who have prayed for Howard, sent multiple get well cards, and numerous phone calls and unending concern during

USA drops to Seventh Place in Global Competitiveness
According to World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the USA ranked first place in 2008, slipped to second place in 2009, fourth place in 2010, and fifth place in 2011. We are now in seventh place in terms of Global Economic Competitiveness. Is this the change Obama had in mind when he said he would fundamentally transform this country? Obama promised that unemployment would go down to 6 percent, but it hasn’t gone below 8 percent the past three years. Obama called Bush “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the national debt, but he has

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Hudson Fire Log
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Billy Collins, poet: “The Names,” for the victims of September 11th and their survivors.
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Hudson Election Results
Town of Hudson Democratic Governor Bill Pearce Kennedy 90 Jackie Cilley 206 Maggie Hassan 293 State Representative James Battis 536 Jim Caron 555 Ann Clark-Balcom 572 Ralph Fairbanks 517 John Knowles 639 Mary Ann Knowles 683 Harold Lynde 506 Vivian L. McGuire 573 Jeremy Muller 495 Stuart Schneiderman 530 J. Alejandro Urrutia 518 Republican Governor Robert M. Tarr 587 Ovide Lamontagne 972 Kevin H. Smith 563 State Representative Patrick Culbert 587 Bob Haefner 975 Shawn N. Jasper 900 Richard D. LeVasseur 750 Jonathan S. Maltz 572 Kevin T. McGuire 634 Lynne Ober 973 Russell T. Ober III 897 Andy Renzullo 830 Eric Rolfs 560 Charlene F. Tarkesian 511 Jordan Ulery 847 Randy Brownrigg 515 Lars T. Christiansen 658 Representative in Congress Gerard Beloin 57 Will Dean 67 Miroslaw Dzeiedzic 52 Dennis Lamare 132 Charles Bass 1156 Republican State Representatives – combined Hudson & Pelham Totals Patrick Culbert 973* Bob Haefner 1292* Shawn N. Jasper 1188* Richard D. LeVasseur 1018* Jonathan S. Maltz 799 Kevin T. McGuire 871* Lynne Ober 1358* Russell T. Ober III 1240* Andy Renzullo 1066* Eric Rolfs 858 Charlene F. Tarkesian 890* Jordan Ulery 1123* Randy Brownrigg 696 Lars T. Christiansen 1168*

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AHS Students Named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
submitted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program including Alvirne High School students Heather Hardy and Susan Z. Li. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Steps in the 2013 Competition About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and their

John Knowles Announces Candidacy for State Representative
John Knowles has announced that he is a candidate for election to the NH House of Representatives for Hillsborough County District 37 – Pelham and Hudson. Mr. Knowles was first elected to the NH House in 2006, following 15 years of public service in Hudson: 10 years on the Budget Committee, three years on the School Board, and six years as Library Trustee (five years as Chair). He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Hudson Seniors Council on Aging. During four years in the House, he served on the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee. During his term in the NH House, this committee had primary responsibility for a number of important bills, including: increasing the minimum wage for the first time in 10 years; clarifying circumstances when part-time employees (such as those caring for disabled family members) would be eligible for unemployment compensation; allowing unemployed workers to receive partial unemployment benefits while training for a new job; and guarantees for employees’ freedom of speech. Mr. Knowles strongly supported successful proposals to provide NH businesses with support for employee training and for research and development. He also supported important actions in other areas, including: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to fight air pollution and global warming; the Renewable Energy Act, which aims to get 25 percent of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2025; eliminating the waiting list for services for the developmentally disabled; addressing the rising cost of health insurance for small businesses with the NH Health First program. If elected, Representative Knowles will focus on education funding at all levels throughout the state, including education adequacy, local building aid, and support for the state technical schools and university. Mr. Knowles said, “A welleducated workforce is crucial to New Hampshire’s past business success, and for it to continue to be an attractive place to do business. The current Republican legislature has done serious harm to our educational system in a number of ways: (1) cut funding to the University by 50 percent; (2) cut funding to local school districts for educational adequacy; (3) allowed public taxes to be used for private institutions. This all increases the financial burden on the residents of the state by increasing college costs and by downshifting education costs to local property taxpayers. I will work hard to restore sanity to our educational system.” For more information, please contact Mr. Knowles at 880-4908 or by email at jkknowles@comcast.net.

high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn sat scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. National Merit Scholarships Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2013. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2013 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 291,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

American Legion Kicks Off Another Membership Year
submitted by Donald A. Moskowitz, Membership Chairman, Past Department Vice Commander The American Legion, Department of New Hampshire invites all veterans who served during the following time periods to join the American Legion: Word War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946; Korean War - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955; Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984; Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990; Gulf War/War on Terrorism - August 2, 1990 to present. Eligible veterans had to serve during the wars, but not necessarily in the wars. The American Legion lobbies Congress to provide VA funding for veterans medical needs, lobbies Congress to upgrade and improve Post9/11 GI Bill education benefits, provides cash grants to families of deployed service members with minor children, awards college scholarships to children of veterans and military personnel, supports the children impacted by deployments through Operation Military Kids, and through the Heroes to Hometowns program, helps severely injured service members return to home life, helps homeless veterans, offers Legionnaire Insurance Trust benefits, and sponsors community programs (Legion baseball, Boys State, Oratorical competition). Contact your local post for more information, including an application to join the American Legion. You may obtain information on the American Legion via the Internet at www.legion. org and www.nhlegion.org and/or you can call state headquarters at 800-778-3816. We need you to be a member of an organization that supports our fellow veterans, our military, patriotic values, and children and youth.

Ameriprise Financial Awards $5,000 Grant to Anne-Marie House
submitted by Jennifer Lorrain, Anne-Marie House Ameriprise Financial recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Anne-Marie House, a Hudson-based nonprofit organization. The grant will support Anne-Marie House’s transitional housing program for local homeless children and families. The organization was recommended for the grant by Bob Bonfiglio, a local Ameriprise financial advisor. “Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to supporting organizations, like AnneMarie House, that share our goal of improving lives and building strong communities,” said Bonfiglio. “I’m proud to play a role in supporting this worthwhile cause.” “Anne-Marie House is honored to receive a grant from Ameriprise Financial and sincerely thanks Ameriprise for its support of local charitable organizations,” said Laurie Skibba, director of Anne-Marie House. “Bob is a longtime dedicated friend and supporter of AnneMarie House and we are grateful for his efforts in achieving this critical funding for the children and families that call Anne-Marie House a ‘home for now.’” Ameriprise Financial awards grants three times annually under the company’s three funding platforms: Meeting Basic Needs, Supporting Community Vitality and Volunteer Driven Causes. The grant received by Anne-Marie House is one of 63 grants which were awarded to organizations across the country during the company’s recent funding cycle. About Anne-Marie House The mission of Anne-Marie House is to support the needs of families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable income, housing and transportation. The organization does this by providing safe and secure transitional housing, wholesome meals, transportation, continuing education and other support services, such as parenting and financial literacy programs. About Ameriprise Financial Community Relations Ameriprise Financial is dedicated to utilizing the firm’s resources and talents to improve the lives of individuals and build strong communities. Through grantmaking, volunteerism and employee and advisor gift matching programs, the company supports a diverse group of over 5,000 nonprofits across the country. About Ameriprise Financial Ameriprise Financial, Inc., is a diversified financial services company serving the comprehensive financial planning needs of the mass affluent and affluent. For more information, visit ameriprise.com.

Veterans Helping Veterans
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‘Building Dreams for Marines’ Benefits Hudson War Hero
by Marc Ayotte Benevolence is a characteristic of mankind that I think we all would like to believe touches each of us in some way, shape or form. In today’s struggling economy and in life in general, there seems to be more and more people that fall upon hard times, and for one reason or another, simply need help from others. Unfortunately, though there are many people who have the financial or physical means Korean War hero and Hudson resident Richard Byron (seated) is joined by (L-R): Organization volunteers Matt to help those in VanWagner, Jim Goss, Terrie Raposo along with Cheryl Zduniak (daughter) and Jeff Zduniak (son-in-law) greater need, we only seem to hear the family readiness program. Through her contacts and about the good deeds as a result of extreme circumstances, his contracting business, Hooper, who always wanted to such as natural disasters or mass human tragedy. give back to the troops, reflected on joining forces with About four years ago the concept for ‘Building Dreams Krailo; “it was a great way I could really get involved.” As for Marines’ was born by co-founders Brian Hooper and volunteer Matt VanWagner stated; “marines aren’t the kind Gwen Krailo. The mission statement for the 501(c)(3) nonof guys to raise their hands and say ‘please help me’.” He profit organization, according to Hooper, is to provide continued by adding that “there is a need out there and we no cost planning and designing with building services for need to discover it.” marines who have honorably served and have a physically As such, and after their first project helped a wounded limiting condition. Marine who resided in Merrimack, the organization Hooper, a Windham resident, had been taking time off found its way to Hudson. Through his relationship with from his Salem based contracting business; volunteering the Salem Contractors Association and Cyr Lumber for the Toys for Tots organization. On Thursday and Friday in Windham, project number two is currently taking afternoons, he would pick up toys at various locations place. Always looking to help Marines throughout and deliver them to a drop off center; the Harvey Road New Hampshire as well as add to his base of over 120 Barracks in Londonderry where Marines are stationed volunteers that assist in the process, Hooper invites those before deployment and where he first met other cowho would like to learn more about his organization to founder, Gwen Krailo. visit the website: buildingdreamsformarines.com After being invited to the Marine Corps Ball, Hooper Building Dreams for Marines is presently renovating the discovered the specific case of one marine who was not bathroom of Marine veteran Richard Byron. The Hudson
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Campbell Boys’ Soccer Suffering From Inconsistency
Staff photo by Marc Ayotte by Marc Ayotte a hat trick, but what would have Entering the second been his third goal of the game was full week of the 2012 taken back on an offside call. That soccer schedule it was was the second time this season that clear that the boys’ soccer the senior striker has had a hat trick team had yet to find stripped from the stat sheet on an their identity. Perhaps a offside call – “snake bitten” Levine little too confident over called Hutchinson’s misfortune. their opening day win After assisting on Hutchinson’s against Bishop Brady, second tally, Matt Latsha scored his the Cougars engaged second goal of the year to make it in a passive affair with 3-0, with an assist going to Captain Pelham in game two of Tyler Guarino. Two minutes later, the season that resulted Donaghey picked up his third in the Pythons taking goal of the season on what Coach a 3-2 decision. On Levine called a beautiful passing September 5, Campbell play involving a give and go with was scheduled to return Hutchinson at 59:32. The Campbell to familiar surroundings scoring concluded with about a where Hopkinton was dozen minutes left in the contest waiting to do battle. when exchange student Fredrik Only one thing went Osvold, from Norway, scored his wrong; Cougar Country first goal in a Cougar uniform and Matt Latsha (white) watches his shot sail past the Bishop Brady keeper for a goal during was minus the Cougars. on American soil. Keeper Jacob opening day action; Campbell is in the midst of four straight games on the road before After a ricochet Morgan turned back everything returning home to face Pelham on September 18 first goal at 24:36 Conant kicked at him in recording and a second goal his second shutout of the season as penalty kick. But that’s as close as the Cougars that entered the far corner over keeper Jacob well as evening Campbell’s mark at 2-2. would get as Hopkinton, starting at the 70:38 Morgan’s outstretched arms at 37:28, the Cougars Cougars Get Scalped mark, scored three goals in rapid-fire succession found themselves down 2-0 heading into the The Cougar’s seesaw season continued on to put the game away. As a result, Campbell intermission. With CHS unable to muster any September 11 when Campbell dropped a 3-1 suffered back-to-back losses and fell to 1-2 on the offense, Hopkinton struck again 59:28 into the road decision to Sanborn Regional. An evenly season. game to grab a 3-0 lead. In what was a physical played first half saw both teams enter the One For The Birds game as observed by Campbell Coach Steve intermission with the scoreboard reading the On September 7, Campbell players enjoyed a Levine, it was at that point he recalls that “mental same as when they first took the field. However, scenic drive in downtown Jaffrey on the team bus toughness disappeared from his team.” In noting the scoring drought ended just 1:45 into the before finding the soccer field where they took that Hopkinton was an excellent team, Levine second half when Sanborn jumped on top, 1-0. on the Orioles of Conant. As far as Conant was intimated that his team’s performance after falling Ten minutes later, the Indians doubled their lead concerned, the Cougars could have remained behind by three goals was less than awe-inspiring; and then in the 68th minute, Sanborn put the wondering the streets, extending their sightseeing “the effort level went down to minimal level” game out of reach with their third unanswered tour or not even have showed up at all. The assessed the Cougar coach. goal. Statistically, the Cougars softened the final Orioles proved to be no match; as Campbell For the game, the Cougars were out shot by score by finally getting on the board when JP rebounded nicely form their dismal showing two the Hawks, 30-12, with most of those coming in Galvez scored at the 70:30 mark days earlier, blanking their hosts by a 5-0 score. the second half as Campbell approached their on an assist from Tyler Guarino. Ian Hutchinson recorded the only goal of the U-PICK Apples opponent with what Levine called a “passive Jacob Morgan faced 11 shots first half, scoring at the 32:40 mark. He then resistance.” Campbell did eventually get on the in goal for Campbell while scored the first goal of the second half to make it scoreboard in the 60th minute when sophomore offensively the Cougars were 2-0; his team leading fifth of the season at 46:23 Jonathan Donaghey scored to make it 3-1 on a able to manage only 6 shots on (assist to Latsha). Hutchinson almost recorded

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CHS Christens New Track with Victory
by Marc Ayotte Under a beautiful blue sky on September 11, the long awaited new track at Campbell High School was officially opened when the Cougar’s cross country team hosted a five school meet. Prior to the race and ribbon cutting ceremony, several guest speakers addressed the spectators who came to watch the race and be part of the festivities. New CHS principal Laurie Rothhaus, Athletic Director John Patterson, and Chairman of the Litchfield School Board, John York were among the speakers. Rothhaus reflected upon 9-11-2001 as a day of bravery, courage and honor as she conveyed to the audience her hope for children to show courage, character and sportsmanship as it pertained to the day’s competition on the new track. Patterson addressed those on hand saying; “we have waited a long time with great anticipation for this state of the art facility.” He continued by welcoming
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students, athletes and residents of Litchfield to enjoy the new track as well as asking them to take responsibility in the enforcement of rules that will help maintain its present condition. John York echoed Patterson’s sentiments, saying that “we have great reason to be proud of our new track” and invited students and town residents to enjoy it. Once the ribbon was cut, the Campbell boys and girls teams were ready to host their home opener. And successful it was, as the Campbell boys captured first place

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by Sue LaRoche On Tuesday, September 3, the Lady Broncos hosted Trinity High School and handed them a 5-1 thrashing in their home opener. This brought the Broncos record to 1-1 on the season. Alvirne got on the board early as tri captain Daeghan Stone showed her team the way netting the first goal for the Broncos with a blast into the top right corner that beat the Trinity goalie at the 36:35 mark of the first half. Two minutes later, junior Tori LaRoche scored the first of her two goals for the game following an entry pass from Erin Craven (two assists in the game) to make it 2-0 and that was the way it would stay until halftime. The Broncos had seven shots on goal compared to Trinity’s three shots. In the second half the Broncos took advantage of several scoring opportunities as well. At the 34:30 mark of the half, Heather Barkley scored the first of her two goals on the day with a drive that went into the far left corner of the net. Tori LaRoche scored her second goal of the game at 33:16 on a nice through ball from midfielder Brittney Lambert (two assists in the game), making the score 4-0 in favor of the Broncos. Finally, Barkley, from almost the same spot she hit the first goal from, nailed a shot into the top left corner making it 5-0. Trinity scored with 4:02 remaining in the game on a high drive, but it was the only goal that goalkeeper Sami Giannelli would allow, as she had 10 saves in the contest. Also playing well for the Broncos were seniors Kelly Robinson and tri captain Alicia Gillis. Coach Lance McAdam was, “thrilled that we are in every game so far and that the hard work taking place at practices is paying off.

Alvirne’s Brittany Lambert leads a shot, just missing the top of the net, as Tori LaRoche heads towards the goal
We have come a long way this year and we will have our work cut out for us against defending State Champions Souhegan.” The Broncos took on the defending Division 2 state champion Souhegan Sabres on Tuesday, September 4, and took one on the chin with a 6-0 loss to a very talented, defending NHIAA Division 2 state champion Souhegan squad. The Broncos could only manage two shots on goal against a tough Souhegan defense. On the other side of the ball, the Bronco goalies had their hands full. Sammi Giannelli had 27 saves in net including stopping a penalty kick and Tori LaRoche had eight saves including a stop of a penalty kick. The Broncos kept it close in the first half trailing only 2-0 at the midway point. Souhegan exploded for four goals in the second half however, as they continued to penetrate the Bronco’s defense with their relentless offensive attack. Offensively, the Broncos were unable to move the ball effectively. Sara Rossetti played an excellent game on defense while Heather Barkley and Tori LaRoche hustled on the offensive side of the ball. “I thought we played a strong 50 minutes of the game,” commented Coach Lance McAdam. He continued, “We definitely have some things to build on and are looking forward to hosting Kennett on Friday night.” The Broncos tackled Kennett on Friday, September 7, and despite a slight delay due to lightening, handed the weary travelers a 6-1 defeat. Alvirne got the scoring going midway through the first half when Tori LaRoche scored the first of two goals at 18:31 as she caught the far corner of the net off a shot from the far sideline. Daeghan Stone took a feed from Brittney Lambert with under 2 minutes to play in the half and scored giving Alvirne a 2-0 lead. Lightening off in the distance caused a longer than usual halftime for the two teams but seemed to fuel the fire for the Broncos who scored four times in the second half. Kennett scored first in the second half on a high shot that was just out of the reach of goalkeeper Sammi Giannelli, cutting the lead in half. But that would not last long as Tori LaRoche took a pass from Brittney Lambert and beat the Kennett goalie at the 14:19 mark for her second goal of the night, putting the Broncos ahead 3-1. Less than one minute later, Heather Barkley scored the first of her two goals on the night for a 4-1 Bronco lead and Barkley scored again on a pass from Erin Craven with 9:19 remaining in the game putting the contest out of reach at 5-1. Tabitha Meyer completed the Broncos scoring with two minutes remaining in the contest as she pushed the ball past the Kennett goalie on a nice pass from Kendall Brigham. The defense of Alicia Gillis, Sabrina Carter, Sara Rossetti, Livia Gosselin and Katie Gillum held the Kennett offense in check. rianna Wiggins also had an assist on the night and forward Kelly Robinson nearly had her first score of the season as well. Alvirne took on perennial powerhouse Hollis-Brookline at home on Tuesday, September 11, and for nearly 69 minutes, they held their opponent scoreless. It appeared the game might be going into overtime as both teams had multiple scoring opportunities but could not convert; that is until with 11:30 to play in the game, the Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers had a 2 on 1 against goalkeeper Sammi Giannelli and they managed to put the ball in the net for a 1-0 lead. Giannelli played a great game in goal, making 19 saves including several one on one saves to keep the game within reach. About three minutes later, the Cavaliers scored again on a direct kick to complete the scoring for the night taking a 2-0 victory. The Broncos had several good shots on net including one that hit the crossbar but couldn’t find the inside of the goal. “This was a quality team that we played tonight, and we stayed right with them,” explained Coach Lance McAdam, who continued, “We are growing as a team, and we saw several good things happen tonight.” The Broncos are 2-3 on the season thus far and will play both games at home next week, hosting Hanover on Tuesday, September 18, and Sanborn on Friday, September 21. On a sad note, the Alvirne Broncos’ soccer family would like to extend their condolences to the family of Manfred Beyer and the Nashua South community. Beyer was a long-time soccer coach for South who passed away last week and will be missed by all.

by Marc Ayotte The Cougar’s golf team finished up the opening week of the season at even par, metaphorically speaking, as they picked up three wins to go along with three defeats. Before we continue, here is a little scoring recap for those of you not familiar with the procedure. In Division 3 golf, the competition format includes taking the top four individual scores from the team’s seven players, adding them together for an aggregate score, with the lowest team total being declared the winner of the match. On September 5, Campbell opened up their season with a quad match at Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton. The Cougars (179) defeated Laconia (198) and Winnisquam (198), but lost to Pelham who won the match with 166. Leading Campbell around the 2,796 yard, par 36 back nine was Vinny Pace with a 42. Austin Baker was one shot back with a 43 while Connor Sahlin and Captain Mike White rounded out the top four Campbell scorers with a 45 and 49,

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respectively. Campbell took its 2-1 record to Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield for a home-course quad match involving Bow, Conant and once again, nearby Pelham. Campbell (179), picked up one win against Conant (194), while dropping their other two matches to Bow (161) and match winner, Pelham (157). Austin Baker, after his fine performance on opening day as the number 6 player was rewarded and moved up to the number 2 slot. He responded by posting a team low round of 42 on the front nine, which measures 3,286 yards. In noting that Baker had tough starts to each of his matches, Head Coach Jeremy Cox commended his golfer for posting two solid scores; “he finished strong in both matches.” Connor Sahlin improved his first match score by a pair of strokes by carding a 43, to finish second. Mike White and number 1 seeded Vinny White completed the top four scorers, with each turning in a score of 47.

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Hudson Selectmen Authorize the Purchase of New Rifles for Police
by Michael Linehan The Hudson Board of Selectman voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of 14 Sig Sauer shot guns to replace the 10 Colt AR-15 shot guns currently in use. The AR-15s are ten years old. As explained by Captain Robert Tousignant, the 10 current Colt rifles would be traded in for 14 Sig Sauer rifles equipped with LED light attachments made by Insight Technology, Inc. Both Sig Sauer and Insight are companies based in New Hampshire. The rifles will be installed in each one of the department’s marked cruisers. Tousignant explained that a fund to was created several years ago, to hold money for the purpose of replacing police issued weapons when they got old. Tousignant said the department trading the old weapons in at competitive prices. “We’re getting top dollar for our trades,” Tousignant added that each weapon’s trade in value is between $650 and $675. Each new rifle costs about $1,100, with the trade in, each weapon will cost $707, Tousignant said. Tousignant said the new rifles will be easier to maintain, as they are piston driven. The AR-15 Bullets and shells are expelled through a gas explosion. The explosion simultaneously propels the bullet, pushes the shell and loads another bullet in the chamber to allow for rapid fire. Unfortunately, the gas builds up, requiring frequent cleaning to avoid possible misfires. The new rifles are piston driven, meaning the gas explosion still takes place, but it is a much cleaner process. The gas sets off a piston that then drives all the mechanical features. The piston driven rifles do not cause as much of a build up, and therefore, there is less of a risk for backfiring. Selectmen Ted Luszey asked if the department will have to perform any modifications to the rifle racks already on the cruisers to accommodate the firearms. Tousignant answered that they did not, and in fact, the new rifles will be easier to maneuver in and out of the cruisers. Selectman Richard Maddox asked if the LED lights were part of the package. Tousignant answered yes, and that they will be an invaluable asset to the officers if the rifles need to be used in any situation. The LED lights are standard of the weapons, and are activated when an officer applies pressure to a specific area on the weapon. The total cost for the rifles came in just under $12,00, at $11,916.62. Selectman Maddox made the motion to authorize the purchase, with Luszey seconding. The motion passed 4-0-0. Chairman Roger Coutu was not at Monday’s meeting.


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Donald O. Dumais, 51, of Hudson, died September 8, 2012, at Southern NH Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born May 30, 1961, in Nashua, son of the late Roger and Therese (Bernatchez) Dumais. Donald was an artist who loved classic cars, solving crossword puzzles, and operating radio controlled planes, cars, and boats. Following an accident at age 19 which left him paralyzed, Donald persevered through 32 years of life’s challenges and blessings. The family would like to thank all the many caregivers, especially Cindy St. Laurent, for all the wonderful care they provided throughout the years. His loving family includes his wife, Kathleen Dumais of Hudson, two sons, Donald Dumais and his wife Jessica of Manchester, Jason Dumais and his wife Rachel of Hudson; a granddaughter, Madison Dumais of Hudson; a sister, Annette Dubois and her husband Joel of Litchfield; five brothers, Gerry Dumais and his wife Cathy, Paul Dumais and his wife Angela, Denis Dumais and his wife Lucy, Richard Dumais and his wife Kellie all of Hudson, and Robert Dumais of Nashua; as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donald is now out of his wheel chair and on his feet dancing with his mother. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 15, at 11a.m. in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson. All may meet at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages donations be made in Donald’s loving memory to Care Ride, Attention: Rena, 609 Willard Street, Leominster, MA 01453. To send an online message of condolence or for directions to the church, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The DumontSullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of the arrangements.

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submitted by Michael Hood, Boy Scout, Star Rank, Troop Scribe for Troop 11 Litchfield’s Boy Scout Troop 11 from participated in the Flags on the 48 Memorial Hike for the seventh consecutive year. This year, the troop hosted Mount Pierce (4,311 feet). The group set out from Litchfield at 5:30 a.m. and met at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Crawford Notch of the White Mountains. The scouts carried a heavy metal flag pole and an American flag with them as they made their way to the peak up some steep and rocky terrain. A color guard raised both the American flag as well as an Airborne Division flag at the summit. Scouts participating in 2012 were Roberto Landrau, Harrison Hidalgo, Michael Hood, Cameron Schmitt, Killian Franklin, Lar Smith. They were joined by adult leaders Dale Wright, Dave Hill, David Franklin, Roberto Landrau and several troop parents. Flags on the 48 is a Memorial Hike for those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It started on September 15, 2001, four days after the attacks, when six hikers raised the American flag from the summit of Mt. Liberty. The second hike was organized as a grassroots effort on the Appalachian Mountain Club Internet message board. Since its inception, this memorial hike has gained popularity. Groups or individuals offer to host one of the 48 mountains in New Hampshire over 4000 feet in height, and all 48 are staffed. For more information, see http://flagsonthe48.org. Troop 11 participates in many outdoor activities, such as hiking, backpacking and camping in all seasons. The Troop meets at the Litchfield Community Church at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings. For more information, see http://troop11nh.info.

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by Lynne Ober Every day more people acquire electronic devices. The ubiquitous cell phone has found its way into many student backpacks as parents and students need a way to keep in touch, and now tablets are joining the common array of electronic devices. Some school districts are purchasing tablets for each student rather than purchasing 6 5 9 4 1 8 2 3 7 textbooks and while the Hudson school district is not 8 7 3 2 6 5 1 9 4 purchasing tablets instead 1 4 2 9 7 3 6 5 8 of textbooks, the district is 5 8 4 7 2 9 3 6 1 moving into a more digital environment. 2 9 6 3 4 1 7 8 5 As a result, changes need 3 1 7 5 8 6 9 4 2 to be made. Alvirne High 7 2 5 6 3 4 8 1 9 School Principal Steve Beals wants to find a way to 9 6 1 8 5 2 4 7 3 encourage appropriate usage 4 3 8 1 9 7 5 2 6
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Beals explained that there had been meetings with department heads and administrators. A full presentation was developed and given to the entire faculty. Faculty was also surveyed and Beals reported that over eighty percent of the faculty agreed to try the proposed expanded electronic device policy. “The major point of emphasis for me is that this protocol is simply a trial for the first quarter,” said Beals, who continued and noted that “several Alvirne teachers are well adept with technology integration to enhance student learning and 21st century problem solving.” With this new policy, students are encouraged to bring their electronic devices to assist in their learning process under the following guidelines: · “Electronic devices will include laptops, tablets, and e-readers used for educational purposes.” This change is being made to encourage the use of technology as part of the learning process and can now be accomplished because of Alvirne’s new wireless network environment. · “Cell phones may only be used in classrooms or classroom based study halls with the permission of the principal and should be only used for educational purposes. · “Cell phones may also be used in the cafeteria throughout the day. Cell phones may also be used in hallways during passing times. Staff will provide feedback through survey data following the first quarter to determine if student tardiness has increased or safe school passing has been altered through the use of cell phones in the hallways. · “To respect student privacy, cell phones may not be used in bathrooms and/or locker areas. · “Cell phones must be on silent mode at all times while in the school building. In order to prevent academic integrity issues (cheating), cell phones are not to be in sight in any capacity during exams or quizzes. · “Using cell phones in the school is considered a privilege, not a right. If a teacher or administrator requests a phone due to a student’s inappropriate use, the student must present the phone or face disciplinary consequences.” Beals explained that inappropriate usage could result in detentions as well as having phones confiscated. · “Students may use headphones in classrooms or classroom based study halls with the permission of the teacher. · “Students choosing to bring electronic devices to school also assume the risk of losing them due to theft or misplacement. · “Students will be educated on acceptable and responsible use of technology to become better digital citizens. · “The use of electronic devices to bully, harass, threaten, intimidate, or embarrass an individual or group of individuals is unacceptable and will result in the loss of the privilege to use electronic devices during school as well as further disciplinary action.” Beals explained that teachers will manage their classroom environments and that inappropriate electronic communication from an electronic device will be treated the same as any bullying incident. Everyone acknowledged that for this policy to work students must accept their responsibilities and partner with faculty and staff to move into a more digital educational world. Lane said, “As a district we need to explore how the use of technology can enhance instruction. This is an appropriate time to look at changing policies that will allow our instructional practices to make the best use of the technologies available through the Internet.

Town of Hudson
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Pursuant to RSA 31-95-e, and in accordance with Article 12 of the March 1993 Town Meeting, the Hudson Board of Selectmen shall hold a public hearing in conjunction with their regularly scheduled meeting on September 25, 2012, which starts at 7:00 p.m. and is held in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at Town Hall, 12 School Street, Hudson, NH, relative to the acceptance of a donation to the Town of Hudson of an Eagle Scout project. This project consisted of rebuilding the two bridges at Benson Park near the Old Lady in the Shoe. These bridges are valued at $819.05. The remaining funds from the project, which amount to $25.95, will be donated to the Town to be used to further the restoration of Benson Park. Any New Hampshire resident who wishes to speak on this matter is invited to attend. Steve Malizia Town Administrator

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September 26, 2012
The Town of Hudson Planning Board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the “Community Development Conference Room” at Town Hall. The following items will be on the agenda: I. II. III. IV. V. CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIRPERSON AT 7:00 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL SEATING OF ALTERNATES MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S) A. 08-22-12 Minutes B. 09-05-12 Minutes VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. 09-26-12 Packet 09-26-12 Packet

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Please take notice, in accordance with NH RSA 675:7, the Town of Hudson, New Hampshire, Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Development Department Conference Room (lower level) of Hudson Town Hall at 12 School Street, Hudson to consider the following amendment to the Planning Board’s Site Plan Review Regulations: Amend § 275-8.B.(14), by adding and deleting the following language to this section (added language shown in bold print and deleted language shown in strikethrough print): § 275-8.B (14) The location, details and character of all exterior lighting. or a note stating: “There will be no exterior lighting.” (a) General Provisions In order to facilitate vehicular and pedestrian safety, promote property security, and enhance the overall use of properties, permanent exterior building and lot lighting shall be required for all permitted uses subject to site plan review. (b) Design of External Lighting All fixtures shall be positioned and/or installed in such a fashion as to prevent unwanted illumination of abutting properties and streets. {See Figure below: Photometric Distribution.} The full text of the above proposed amendment, including the photometric distribution figure can be reviewed/obtained at the Community Development Department & Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 12 School Street, Hudson, and Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library St., Hudson. John M. Cashell Town Planner


Purpose of plan: To establish a manufactured home park, consisting of 31 spaces, on a 39.5 acre parcel. (Originally approved on September 14, 2011). Request for one-year extension of original approval. Application Acceptance and Hearing. B. Proposed Amendment to §278-8.B.(14) Exterior Lighting – of the Planning Board’s Site Plan Review Regulation. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. OLD BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS DESIGN REVIEW PHASE CONCEPTUAL REVIEW ONLY OTHER BUSINESS ADJOURNMENT

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“Thumbs up to two of the most amazing people I know. Happy 50th Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. B! You have taught us how to live, love and laugh! Happy 50th and many more. We love you so much and are so grateful to have such amazing parents and grandparents.” “Thumbs up to David Jarry for surviving ‘Rook Week’ at Norwich University. Keep up the good work, Dave, we are all so very proud of you!” “Thumbs down, to Kennedy (Democrat candidate for governor of NH) who, if elected, will implement a income tax for all residents of NH who work in NH! If this is his idea of generating revenue for the state of NH it will not work only drive more NH residents out of NH! NH residents pay on average $1,000-$3,000 a year more in property taxes than Mass residents! Plus they come to NH to purchase everything from food-appliances at a lower price and tax free! A small sales tax should be implemented to all Mass residents who purchase goods in NH! Remember, we are the ‘Live Free or Die’ state! We won’t be free from high taxes, if Kennedy is elected! This November, remember to vote!” “Thumbs up to Officers Morgan and Manni, all of HPD and their dispatch staff for responding so quickly and professionally to my complaint of speeders on Boyd Road. Everyone I spoke with that evening demonstrated the utmost respect and reflected great credit upon the uniform and the HPD!” “Thumbs down to the comment about the St. Francis uniforms. I hope everyone reads this comment. Ranting about ‘forcing’ a child to go to a religious school. This is the new voter base of the leftist regime. They are growing these whack jobs in our public schools today. This typical vile, outcast, probably a loner, does need to find some spiritual help, before it is too late for them.”

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“Thumbs up to the four thumbs down to the Police Department. I just wanted to let the people out there know that I agree with all of them.” “Thumbs up to Michael Pilon, Marine Recruit at Paris Island, SC. We are very proud of you, Michael. Be strong, fight hard, and keep your chin up. We know you can do it. You are almost half way to earning the title of United States Marine. You are in our thoughts and prayers every minute of every day. We can’t wait to see you at graduation. Semper Fi! We love you! Go, Michael! Love, Dad, Mom, Andrew, Maria, and Sandy” “Thumbs down to the lady who buys her clothes for her child at the 102 Flea Market, if you choose to buy goods from China, I guess you could outfit your kid for $60. Buy American. And to the gentleman, who runs those flea markets, take your signs down! Your signs are on 3A and Derry Lane for four weeks now. Take them down or let the Selectman get a program there to fine you!”

“Thumbs down to Tim Wyatt’s letter in Sept. 7 edition. He starts off with an oxymoron followed by the claim his views are just like everyone else. Here is a clue. Tim, most people are capable of making a decision, one way, or the other. Then, to follow it up, Tim threw out a bunch of lies to totally discredit himself.” “Thumbs up to our precious daughter. We love you more than you think. Smile a little more. Show us those pearly whites. And we’re so, so proud of you.”

“Thumbs down to voting with blinders on. Please listen to both parties and make an informed decision. If you think that “Thumbs 76 Derry Road (Route 102 Plaza) Hudson, NH Hudsonpool@aol.com Medicare will down to Town Store Hours: Wed - Fri 10:00 - 6:00, Sat 10 - 3:00 go back to the of Hudson/ Closed: way it was Patriot Sunday, Monday, Tuesday if Romney Properties, wins and the for proposing Affordable to increase Care Act is repealed, then you are sadly mistaken. Hudson residents tax-rate per thousand, increasing Make sure you know what you are voting for/ property taxes! Homes were just re-assessed. against! No complaining when your Romney Residents are expecting to see a decline in their voucher runs out and you can’t afford any health tax bills! Assessing Dept. stated, ‘if the same care! If you are lucky it won’t affect you, but look amount of revenue is to be raised, after voters around you - do you care about anyone else?” actions, in the 2012 update year as in the previous

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“Thumbs down to ex-School Board member Jason Guerrette. Your act is old; week after week you continue to make a fool out of yourself. If you are so miserable here, you can always move. You like to talk about contempt. No one has more contempt for Litchfield or our schools and our teachers and administrators than you. I don’t know how they did things in Ohio, but maybe you should go back there.” “Thumbs up to the Hudson residents who realize that if they have more recycling than they can fit in one bin every two weeks that they can request another recycling bin from Pinard!” “Thumbs down to Jason Guerrett. Guess what? You lost. Get over it. Nobody wants to hear what you have to say. There is a reason you were voted out by over 2000 votes. Get the hint. “Thumbs down in Hudson for not wanting merit review for on-the-job teaching. It is the same points you make for a raise in the pay you get, why not for continued performance? If the newspaper does a poor job, you replace it, what is the difference?” “Thumbs down to the woman on Krystal Drive who called the police when she saw my son walking on the street. He walks every morning (1-2 miles for exercise). He did not realize the street was private (a modular home park). It would have sufficed if she politely told him that it was a private drive.” “Thumbs up to a high school principal that actually cares! Great job, Principal Beals!”

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year, and each assessment is lowered by 20%, all other factors being equal, the total tax rate would increase by 20%.’ Residents yearly taxes increased by $300-$450 this year! The increase went towards town-wide paving and the HSB! Contact Selectman Coutu! We don’t need our tax rate per thousand increased by 20% or more!!”

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“Thumbs down to Brenda, your editorial about the left side needs to be addressed to both sides. There are as many mean spirited conservatives as there are loony liberals. Common decency and respecting another point of view has become completely lost. I loathe talking politics because there are so few people you can have an actual respectful conversation.” “Thumbs down to the janitor at the Hudson Town Hall. I was there to do business and heard him laughing and joking about an employee that was not hired after their probation expired. He kicked back in a chair and sighed that it finally seemed like old times again. He then suggested that he controls who is hired at Town Hall. We have a Janitor running Hudson now?”

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Monday, September 17 Flu Shots will be given at the Community th Center on Lions Avenue in Hudson. The Flu Clinic hours are from 9 a.m.–noon, and the doors will not open until 9 a.m. Flu shots will be given by the Pharmacists from Rite Aid Pharmacy. Flu Shots are recommended for those over 65 and the chronically ill. Shots are free for those with Medicare B. When you come for your flu shot, you must have your Medicare B card with you. If you don’t, there will be a small fee. For more info call 889-1803. Tuesday, September 25 th The American Red Cross, Northern New England Blood Services Region will hold a blood drive at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, Hudson, from 1-7 p.m. Blood donations are needed to meet the basic need for New Hampshire hospitals this September. The American Red Cross urges those who are eligible to help meet the need and give the gift of life by donating blood.


Friday, October 12, Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14 th Mark your calendar! The Annual Kiwanis Hudson PumpkinFest will be held at the Hills House Grounds (across from Alvirne High School) Rt. 102, in Hudson. Currently there are over 60 vendors and crafters participating. There will be fireworks on Saturday night at 8 p.m. There will be a carnival, petting zoo, classic car show, craft fair, trick or treat for kids along with children’s concerts, and other entertainment and food! For more information visit www. hudsonpumpkinfest.com or call Mike Falzone at 603-320-8020.

Library ----------------------------Now through September 30 Nashua photographer Chris Bower has a Now new exhibit of photos of African wildlife and landscapes on exhibit at the Rogers Memorial Library in Hudson for the month of September. Three safaris in Tanzania and Kenya have provided Bower with the opportunities to observe and capture the interaction of wildlife in their natural environment. The exhibit includes color photographs, one of which is an international awards winning photo featured in the 2011 fall issue of Nature’s Best Photography Magazine. It is currently included in a photo show in The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Monday, September 17 th Calling all fans of anime, manga, manhwa! A new group is forming at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson to meet up and share your enthusiasm. Come and chat about your favorite series and hear about new titles you might enjoy. Meetings may also include craft projects or watching episodes/movies from series both new and old. Anyone from Grade 6 through adults are welcome to attend. The club will be meeting the third Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. starting September 17, in addition to the meeting on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 20 The Trustees of the Rodgers th Memorial Library resume their monthly third Thursday open house programs from 6-8 p.m. at the historic Hills Memorial Library beginning September 20 with “Meet the Principals/Back to School night with the SAU.” The Secondhand Prose Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be open from 6-8 p.m. in the lower level of the Hills Memorial Library Building at 18 Library St. Next month’s 3rd Thursday program will be on October 18: Local Town History Month - residents share their knowledge of Hudson history. Thursday, September 20 and 27 th The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road in Hudson, will hold a series of free workshops on Microsoft Excel on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. On September 20, the workshop will be “Intermediate MS Excel,” and on September 27, it will be “Advanced Microsoft Excel.” Pre-registration required. Go to rodgerslibrary.org or call 886-6030 to register..

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Saturday, September 29 The Hudson Police Department will be participating in the DEA sponsored fifth National Drug Take Back Initiative Prescription Drug Take Back program. The Program is designed for residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription drugs. It is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The designated drop off location in Hudson is WalMart, 254 Lowell Road.



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Thursday, September 20 The Litchfield Senior Citizens Group will th be meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Church on Charles Bancroft Highway. There will be a speaker and music from Your Hit Parade.

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Sports & Recreation --Sunday, September 16 Hudson’s 5th Annual Anne-Marie House th 5K Walk/Run and Kid’s Red Nose Run to benefit the Anne-Marie House, a transitional housing organization for NH children and families experiencing homelessness, will begin at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua. There is a registration fee, with a discount if you preregister. Day-of registration begins at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot. Walkers will get a head start at 2:15 p.m. and runners will depart at 3 p.m. Participants are encouraged to register at www.AMH5K.com and raise pledges to benefit Anne-Marie House. Thanks to a generous donor, all pledges will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000. In addition, children under the age of 9 may take part in the Red Nose Run for AMH, a children’s fun run. The entry fee for the Red Nose Run is $5 per child and includes a red clown nose, goodie bag, and free circus ticket to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Saturday, October 6 th If you enjoy boating, paddling, swimming or fishing in one of Hudson’s Ponds, then this meeting is for you! Since the 1990s, exotic aquatic plants have invaded both Ottarnic and Robinson Ponds in Hudson. Through programs like The Lake Host Program™ and Weed Watchers, local residents, volunteers and officials from state agencies have been fighting the battle to keep these plants from spreading and choking out the ponds. Exotic aquatic plants are problematic because they can clog water bodies, impede recreational activities like swimming, fishing and boating, and are economically and ecologically harmful. On Saturday, October 6 at 9 a.m., a public forum will be held to discuss the various methods used to try to eradicate these exotic aquatic plants, the present state of the ponds and what the future holds. If you are interested in learning more about how to preserve the ponds now and for future generations, come join NH Department of Environmental Services Exotic Species Program Coordinator, Amy Smagula, as well as other local and state officials in the Ann Seabury Meeting Room at the Hudson Police Station, 1 Constitution Drive. For more information about the NH Exotic Species Program, go to http:// des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/ exoticspecies/index.htm.




Monday, September 24 IM Wireless of Hudson, an authorized Verizon Wireless Retailer, will host the next Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce Networking Event at 5:30 p.m. with GHCC members and guests. Join us for refreshments, networking and prizes!



Thursday, September 20 The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson will hold a presentation of: “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a play by Nora and Delia Ephron. Join the award winning Actor-singers as they present a one hour cutting of this hit Off-Broadway play at 7 p.m. at the library. This play is a collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron, best known as the writers of films such as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The play uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.



Thursday, September 27 The September Hudson Historical Society Meeting will be held at the Hills House, 212 Derry Road, Hudson, at 7:00 p.m. The Society will hold its meeting with a presentation on The Route Taken by the Steam Railroad from the Merrimack River to West Windham (Anderson) Station. Presentation will be given by Sue Misek and Ruth Parker.



School Activities ---------Saturday, September 22 The Presentation of Mary Academy, nd 182 Lowell Road, Hudson, will hold the PMA Fall Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! This family fun event is open to the community. There will be inflatables, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, grilled foods and


Starting Monday, September 24 Hudson’s Co-Ed Volleyball starts September 24 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. every Monday in the Multi-Purpose room at Hudson Memorial School. They are looking for competitive players, and you must be a Hudson resident, over 18 years of age. There is no fee to play. They supply net and volleyball. Any questions, call Casey 603-305-3696.



Bass Announces Online Forum, Résumé Workshop in Nashua for Veterans
submitted by Stephanie DuBois Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) has announced that he will be hosting an online forum with experts from Google for veterans in the Second Congressional District. Expert instructors will walk individuals through navigating online resources available to veterans as well as conduct a résumé building workshop. The forum, which is offered to veterans free of charge, will take place on Saturday, September 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the computer lab at Rivier University, located at 420 South Main Street in Nashua. Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis, so constituents are urged to RSVP to Bass’ Nashua Office at 595-7701 without delay to reserve a seat. Bass said, “Providing for the men and women who have served our great nation will always be a top priority of mine, and I am honored to host this forum for New Hampshire veterans so they can learn more about the online resources available to them. Veterans looking for assistance with their job search, or those who just simply want to learn the best tips for online searching, will find this forum beneficial. I encourage individuals to RSVP to my Nashua Office as soon as possible as space will fill up quickly.”

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Hudson Regular Meetings & Events
60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday. American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23– May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday. Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday. Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday. Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday. Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday. Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month. Friends of the Library of Hudson, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday. GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday. Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August) Hudson Area Moms Club, Recreation Center, 10 a.m., Last Friday (except December) Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Boy Scout Troop 252, St. Kathryn Parish, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Hudson Dog Park Committee, Hudson Town Hall, 7 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday Hudson Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday Hudson Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday. Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday. Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Hudson Republican Committee, Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., fourth Wednesday Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 8830374.) Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday. Library Trustees, Hills Memorial Library, 6 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday. Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (Oct. to May) Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wed. Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. Recycling Committee, Board of Selectmen Meeting Room (lower level of Town Hall), 7 p.m., fourth Monday School Board, Hills Memorial Library, 6:00 p.m., first and third Monday. Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting. Tot Playgroup, Rec Center, 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

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Cougars Open Season with Straight Set Sweeps
Cougars will face only three of the top teams in D-3 during the regular season; Hillsboro-Deering, Mascenic and Portsmouth Christian. With a good showing against the Hillcats, Walker had a good look at what his team may accomplish this season; “I think we can go deep and be a pretty high seed.” A silver lining in the relatively soft schedule will be the opportunity for incoming freshmen to get plenty of playing time before the post season. Leading the frosh parade is Tallia Hardy who Walker has “high hopes” for and who, as he indicated; “doesn’t get rattled after making a mistake.” Martinage and Scafidi are two other freshmen that have entered the Cougar’s starting lineup and are already contributing to the Cougar cause as well as having growth potential. In the home opener, it was the battle of Cougar mascots with the red and white cats easily handling the visiting blue and white clad foes. Once again, it was Jayla Brennen who led Campbell to a three game sweep by scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-14. Brennen recorded double digits in kills and service points, recording 11 and 10, respectively, to go along with 4 assists. Brianna Hardy, who Coach Walker exclaimed “is a solid player who has stepped up her game to a new level” had another fine performance, registering seven kills, 10 service points and three assists. The freshman tandem of Tallia Hardy and Scafidi pitched in nicely with the former picking up nine services aces and three assists while the latter led the team in assists with 15. Many of ConVal’s points were scored, compliments of CHS errors; committing a total of 24 in the three games; “we’re making games closer than they need to be” assessed Walker, adding “we need to get cleaner against better teams.” Right: Brianna Hardy rises and shows good touch, tapping the ball over for a Cougar point in the first game of their three game sweep over ConVal by Marc Ayotte The Campbell girls’ volleyball team opened up its season with an impressive road win against Hillsboro-Deering and followed that up two days later with a resounding home win over ConVal. On September 5, the Lady Cougars posted a somewhat closely contested straight set win over their hosts, disposing of the Hillcats 25-23, 25-16, 26-24. Captain Jayla Brennen paved the way for Campbell’s win over last year’s number 4 seed in the state tournament, posting 15 kills, four assists and 17 digs. Brianna Hardy was right on her heels, registering 13 kills to go with 16 digs. Olivia Martinage racked up eight kills, while Sophie Scafidi and Captain Jenelle Psaledas led the team in assists with 17 apiece. According to head coach Colin Walker, the

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Hudson~Litchfield Sports
Lady Cougars Playing on Foreign Soil
by Marc Ayotte To say that the Campbell ladies’ soccer team is getting off to a comparatively slow start would be the understatement of this year’s D-3 girls’ soccer. After picking up their first loss of the season earlier in the week, the Cougars dropped their second straight game; a 2-0 home loss to rival Bow on September 7. The back to back losses became a dubious distinction for Coach Bob Gannon, as it was the first time in his ultra-successful, four year tenure at CHS that the Cougars have lost consecutive games. With the loss, Campbell stands at an uncharacteristic 3-2, and is tied for eighth spot in the standings. After a defense minded, scoreless first 40 minutes, Bow took a 1-0 lead with 34:11 remaining. Lindsey Vogt beat Campbell keeper Heather Baron, who came out of her crease and actually beyond the box. “We played good in the first half and didn’t capitalize” recalled Gannon. He added that they played well in the first two minutes of the second half but then let things get away; citing a lack of movement from his midfielders as the primary cause. “The midfielders disappeared” analyzed Gannon, saying the defense was ineffectively just kicking the ball all the way to the offense. Bow nearly took a two goal advantage with 23:00 left in the game. The Falcon’s Caitlyn Keenan made a nice play, fighting ® ® ® ® off Campbell’s Kali Trunca for possession of the ball in front of the Cougar’s bench. As ® 11 1 1 Keenan approached the CHS goal, back 1 Savannah Cavanaugh hustled back and broke ® up the scoring opportunity. Four minutes later, Baron made a nice save; smothering AND GET AAND GET A AND GET A 1 AND GET A a ground shot off the foot of Brooke Fortin. AND GET A With the Falcons in defensive mode for Prepaid Card Prepaid Card Prepaid Card the last third of the second half, a Cougar after rebate. after rebate. after AND GET A Prepaid rebate. defensive lapse deep in their end led to a Prepaid Card Card 2 after rebate. after rebate. Bow insurance goal. With 5:03 remaining, Madeleine Cheney found Taylor Morrison Prepaid Card with a crossing pass as she slid behind the after rebate. defense putting the ball into an open net for the 2-0 win. After the game, Bow head coach Jay Vogt Buy any set ofBuy any set of four new MICHELIN®® four new MICHELIN® Buy any set of four new MICHELIN complimented the Cougars, saying “Campbell brand passenger or light truck or light truck tires, brand passenger or light truck tires, brand four new MICHELIN® is a great team, every game is a battle.” The Buy any set ofpassenger tires, 2 2 $70 Prepaid Card after rebate. after rebate. 2 and get a set of get a $new MICHELINafter rebate. and four 70 Prepaid Card ® ninth year Falcon coach said that his team Buy any passenger or light truck tires, brand and get a $70 Prepaid Card “settled down in the second half “after the Buyand get $70 Prepaid Card after rebate. brandany setaof four light MICHELIN® passenger or new truck tires, 2 first half was spent trying to keep emotions Offer getpassenger or light truck9 rebate.2 valid $Offer valid Card after Offer valid August 9tires, August brand a August 9 and 70 Prepaid 2 in check in the biannual, spirited matchup. $70 Prepaid Card after rebate. and get athrough September 3, 2012. through September 3, 2012. through September 3, 2012. Offer valid August 9 With the win, Bow improved to 5-0 and has through September yet to allow a goal scored against them this Offer valid August 9 3, 2012. Offer valid August 9 season, as they are tied for first place in the through September 3, 2012. through September 3, 2012. standings with Belmont.
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by Marc Ayotte the first of Wade’s three scoring runs and rode that After taming a bunch of Tigers from Newport lead into the intermission. in their home opener, the Campbell football In the third quarter, Wade reached pay dirt team traveled to Farmington for game two of the for his second score of the afternoon which was regular season against, you guessed it, some more followed by a successful two point conversion; a Tigers. Although they did not thrash through the pass from QB Christian McKenna to Wade for a Farmington/Nute defense like they did against 14-0 lead. Before the third quarter would end, the Newport when they piled up 42 points, the Cougars Tigers dented the scoreboard with a long, sustained were still able to drive. But after the rush for a total point after failed, of 305 yards as Campbell took they defeated the a 14-6 lead into combined Tiger the final dozen squad by a score of minutes. Campbell 21-6. slammed the door Once again, it on any possible was Jesiah Wade Tiger comeback in that led the rushing the final quarter parade, carrying when Wade the ball 18 times completed his hat for an impressive trick of rushing 241 yards and three touchdowns touchdowns, as (which consisted of the passing game runs of 10, 60 and was non-existent. 45 yards) leading The Cougars were to the 15-point a troubling 1 for victory. 5 in the air for a Prindiville was miniscule 1-yard. very pleased with Nonetheless, the Campbell defensive end Trevor Duquette, #52 (shown in the home opener), his team’s balanced win improves had his second consecutive outstanding game on September 8 when the defensive effort Campbell’s record Cougars traveled to Farmington where they defeated the Tigers, 21-6; which saw six to 2-0 and ties them Duquette led the defense with seven tackles players post at least with Mascoma six tackles each. Valley and Having his second Newfound Regional for top honors in the Division standout performance in as many weeks was Trevor VI standings. Duquette who led the Cougar defense with seven It was the first time the two teams had met in the tackles as he spent most of the afternoon in the last three years and Campbell head coach Marc Tiger backfield. Jordan Lang, in addition to his six Prindiville knew the Cougars would have their tackles, also had a fumble recovery while defensive hands full. That feeling of concern came to fruition end Lee Nordyke picked up a pair of sacks on after the opening kickoff as the two teams battled to the day. Campbell will try to improve to 3-0 on a defensive, scoreless stalemate after one quarter. the year when they take on Raymond in Cougar Campbell took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on Country on Saturday, September 15 at 1:30.
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Alvirne’s Jack Mahoney (#5) tackles Londonderry’s Aaron Gaudet from behind but not before the Lancer made his way into the red zone during Londonderry’s 38-7 win over the Broncos by Marc Ayotte After spending a painful first two weeks of the season battling teams that are two divisions up, the Alvirne football team will finally open their divisional season at home on Friday, September 14, under the lights against Souhegan. But first, in another ‘schedule only’ affair, the Broncos were again forced to play the role of pawns against Division I Londonderry, as Dennis Bishop rushed for 172 yards in leading the Lancers to a 38-7 win. Fortunately for Alvirne, after having moved down to D-III this year, the losses against Nashua North and Londonderry are not reflected in their regular season record. Despite the lopsided score, Alvirne showed signs of being able to move the ball on offense as well as exposing a weakness in the Lancer’s special teams. Zach Ducey took the opening kickoff from deep in his own end and returned it all the way to Londonderry’s 33. But a quick three and out by the Broncos set the stage for the Lancers to excite their season opening crowd. After consecutive runs of 6, 8 and 10 yards by Londonderry’s punishing sophomore running back, ‘Bishop to end zone 1” struck. Bishop took the handoff from QB Dylan Cole, broke off right tackle and proceeded to run down the Alvirne sideline for a 49 yard TD run and a 7-0 lead, just 3:33 into the game. The Broncos moved the ball well in the first quarter picking up their first, first down on a six yard run by Jack Mahoney, before punting the ball away. On their first possession of the second quarter, Alvirne was moving the ball well as they picked up another first down on a 9 yard slant from QB Josh Cohen to wide out Andrew Stevens. They advanced into Lancer territory and picked up enough yardage for another first down on a fourth and one play but proceeded to get ‘rooked’ as a late fumble was ruled and Londonderry took over possession at their own 36. A 38 yard field goal by Thomas Beedham resulted, giving the home team a 10-0 lead. Once again, the Bronco’s Ducey on the ensuing kickoff had a nice return of 21 yards out to its own 28. Alvirne moved the ball well again, highlighted by a ‘Tebow-esque’ jump pass from Cohen to Ryan Martineau for a first down out at the 39. Alvirne moved the ball out to midfield before they turned the pigskin over on downs, with 3:16 left in the half. The Lancers’ Michael Ryan, on a third and two from the Alvirne 25, rushed through a hole on the left side all the way down inside the five, before Bishop pounded it in from 3 yards out for his second of three touchdowns on the evening as well as a 17-0 half time lead. In the third quarter, Londonderry added a pair of rushing touchdowns. Bishop entered the promise land for the third time with 6:41 left making the score 24-0. And at the risk of continuing the chess metaphors, spelled good ‘knight’ for the Bronco faithful. Anvar Bieler’s run of 13 yards finished off the Londonderry scoring for the game, giving them a 31-0 advantage with just six ticks left in the quarter. But Alvirne was still to be heard from, which brings me to the half time show that was high school band heaven for the hundreds in attendance. The intermission included an admirable performance from the AHS marching band – sounding every bit as good as their Rose Bowl Parade-renowned counterparts and hosts. Back to the game - adding to his impressive special team’s performance, Ducey received Beedham’s following kickoff on the six and returned it for 34 yards out to his own 40. After a nice drive that included a 16 yard hookup from Cohen to Lucas Notini for a first down at the Lancer 15, the Bronco quarterback culminated the drive a couple of plays later; lunging across the goal line for Alvirne’s lone score of the night. Offensively for the Broncos, Cohen completed 11 of 22 passes for 99 yards and rushed for a dozen, Jose Rodriguez rushed for 22 rush yards, Lucas Notini picked up 15 yards on the ground to go with 35 receiving yards, while wide receiver Andrew Stevens led the team in pass receiving yardage with 47. Zach Ducey had a monster game as he sliced through the Lancer’s special teams with over 100 yards in kickoff returns. Londonderry was led by the triumvirate of Dennis Bishop - 172 rushing yards and three TDs; Michael Ryan - 101 yards rushing and Anvar Beiler who rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Broncos Cross Country: Off and Running
submitted by Aaron Bellomo In the sport of cross country, training starts well before the gun of the first meet goes off. Some Broncos have been training since June, the rest since August, and when the gun sounded Saturday for the 11th annual Souhegan Relays the Broncos were ready to rock and roll. Senior Standout Aaron Bellomo and sophomore sensation Phil Demers led the way for the Broncos in the Varsity race running 4K times of 14:06 and 14:30 respectively. Junior Anthony Cestrone, freshman Colin Mulligan, and sophomore Ryan Doyle ended up running 3-4-5 for the squad crossing the line with times of 16:05, 16:06 and 16:10. Sophomore Frank Cunniff and junior Cam Murphy packed up as usual and lead the broncos in the JV race with times of 16:44 and 16:46. Freshman Brendan Lavalley also stepped up his game and was able to cross the line in 17:17. The highlight of the day was undeniably the performance of sophomore Kevin Rauseo however. Kevin shocked himself; shocked the team, shocked the meet, and frankly shocked the world finishing in the middle of the pack and running an inconceivable time of 18:50, an astonishing three minutes faster than his workout pace per mile! It was truly a “You-could-not-write-a-script-like-this” kind of moment. Coach Daigle is still baffled as is the team by Kevin’s gutsy performance. The Broncos Varsity team finished fifth and the JV team finished second in their respective races out of seven schools. The meet ended up being a bittersweet result for the team. The building blocks for a Meet of Champions team seem to be present but an abundance of hard work is surely needed for it all to come together. The Broncos will be in action next Saturday at Mines Falls Park in the Nashua Invitational.

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