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by Susan Miner On the morning of October 6, at Queen Mary of Peace Church there was a Blessing of the Animals ceremony performed by Father John Michaelowski. This is the second time this ceremony was held and it was held in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. A large group of pets and owners from both St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s joined Father John on a beautiful October morning to have their animals blessed. The teen group at the church played a large part in this event. They organized, participated in, and helped promote the event throughout the community. This year the group of pets to be blessed was said to be about 50 percent larger than the group last year. The event started by God of Wonders being sung as the attendees gathered on the lawn. Father John read some passages, Katie Courtois read from Genesis and Samantha Riel, Morgan McPherson, Joshua Mele and Lauren Griskevich each took part with a reading and the crowd joined in the refrain. There were further readings from Katie Courtois followed by a prayer from Father John. Father John then invited the pet owners to process their animals through “the gateway” where Father John blessed each and every animal brought before him. The majority of pets were dogs, but there were some cats and even a guinea pig. After each pet was blessed by Father John the teens passed out medals and prayer cards for each animal. Jim Robertson, member of St. Joseph’s waiting with his A final prayer was said by Father Golden Retriever Cody for the Blessing ceremony to start. John then “All Creatures of Our God and King” was sung as the sending forth song. All the songs of the event were sung with a guitar accompaniment by Brenda Terry who is the Vocal Director at St. Joseph’s. It was a Ed Pratt brought his two St. Bernards for beautiful event and all the animals enjoyed each other’s company throughout the entire event. Father John Michaelowski to bless.
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Joe Faro – Owner of the Tuscan Market by Mary Reese When Joe Faro was growing up in an Italian family in “the Valley” in Methuen, MA, the cooking started on a typical Sunday at 7 a.m. and continued until everyone in the family sat down to eat around 3 p.m. and drifted into a food coma or fell asleep shortly thereafter. The experience of growing up in a family that farmed and cooked inspired his love of feeding people and helped create his vision of the Tuscan Market which will open to the public on November 3. Joe’s grandparents taught him an appreciation of fresh ingredients as he worked on their half-acre farm harvesting fresh produce including tomatoes, eggplant, fennel and herbs. Eventually Joe used the attic space of his family’s bakery to make homemade ravioli by hand using a tin can as a mold. He packaged and sold the ravioli, personally delivering it to Hotels and Restaurants in the Boston Area. What started as a three person homemade pasta business grew into Joseph’s Pasta Company founded in 1979 in Haverhill MA, a $50 million business that employed 450 people. Part of the success of his pasta business was a result of Joe traveling to Italy and working with the machinists that made pasta machines. Enhancements to the traditional pasta machines allowed for an entire lobster claw to be put inside of a piece of ravioli or a piece of whole roasted shrimp included in a shell of pasta. The modifications provided a different approach and what was traditionally only handmade could now be produced by Joseph’s Pasta Company efficiently in bulk. A variety of flavors, textures and unique offerings were well received by many Italian restaurants and Joseph’s Pasta Company became a supplier for restaurant chains such as the Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The business evolved as it grew and was not just a product manufacturer; Joe also had a team of eight chefs and provided culinary consultant services throughout the restaurant industry. The demands of running a large business and his attention to detail resulted in long days that kept him away from his young family more than he liked. In 2006 Nestle Prepared Foods purchased Joseph’s Pasta Company and Joe remained with the company for about a year to guide them through the transition. With far too much energy for an early retirement and a desire to reconnect with his original love of feeding people Joe started to focus on his next project. Joe was shown the property that is now the Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market on Main Street. To the average person the former home of the retail store “Craftmania” appeared to be an old, unattractive, graffiti clad building. Joe had a vision for the property as the future location of a Market Place that would allow him to share his love of Italian products and food and bring people together while creating the type of culinary experience he grew up with. He started by purchasing the homes surrounding the property that were not part of the real estate that was for sale. Once he knew he would have the room required for the entire project he bought the restaurant and “Craftmania” building and started by reworking and updating the restaurant. The menu was created as a result of his lifetime of experiences with home baked bread, handmade pasta and simple fresh ingredients that naturally highlight the flavor of food. The restaurant has been open for almost two years now and the biggest compliment he has received has been the consistent requests by his patrons to be able to purchase his food to bring home. A combination of the ambiance, the menu, and the well appointed staff has made the Tuscan Kitchen a destination restaurant that draws 50 percent of its patronage from Salem and 50 percent from the market that starts in Manchester and ends in Winchester, MA. The Tuscan Market will allow Joe’s customers to purchase the menu items that they enjoy in the restaurant already prepared or ready to cook at home. The beauty of the market concept is that it takes all of our favorite traditional Italian experiences that we love to enjoy and usually visit individually and combines them all under one roof. The experience begins and invokes all of the senses long before the first bite of food is tasted. If the cobblestone piazza, beautiful fountain and classic pergola columns don’t make you feel like you are in an Italian Village as you approach the Tuscan Market, the sights and smells that greet you when you step inside will. The aroma of fresh baked bread, slow cooked sauces, homemade pizza, Panini and Italian-espresso will greet guests that have come to shop or eat. The open concept provides visitors with the ability to watch all types of food being prepared from homemade pasta and cannoli shells to 25 flavors of gelato that have been refined to perfection. In addition to prepared foods a butcher shop, cheese selection, variety of produce, a wine cellar featuring over 3000 bottles of imported Italian wines, and an extensive selection of specialty products imported from various regions in Italy such as Tuscany, Sicily, Puglia and Emilia Romagna are available for purchase. If you would like to linger for a while the café includes seating for 65 where you can enjoy coffee, espresso and a bite to eat and the 50-seat patio will be open for lunch or a late afternoon snack. For those that require instruction on how to create an Artesian Italian experience in your own home, cooking demonstrations and classes will be available. “Allowing our customers the opportunity to see all of our products being prepared gives them the chance to “look under the hood” and see how we make the food that they enjoy.” Joe’s vision has taken him back to his culinary roots and his business experiences have led him to be people centric. “My goal is to provide people with a true Artisan Italian experience. There is no greater satisfaction for me than seeing the pleasure people experience when they enjoy our food.” Additionally Joe has enjoyed the leadership side of owning a business and working with a staff that he has been able to help develop and evolve into new roles. “I am so fortunate to have such a great staff and so many of the people that work for me have been with me since the beginning.” Joe has graciously shared his success through his involvement with local veterans, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem and Lawrence MA, the Lazarus house and numerous other causes. When you look at all of his overall accomplishments and what he is managing on a day-today basis you realize the drive and boundless energy that is required. “People ask me how I do it all” said Joe. “It doesn’t feel like work to me because I am doing what I love.” The Tuscan Market will be open seven days a week; Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Congressional Law Enforcement Awards
submitted by Stephanie DuBois, Congressman Bass’s Ofﬁce U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Kelly Ayotte, Congressmen Charles F. Bass and Frank Guinta honored members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community at a ceremony in Concord on Monday for exemplary service to law enforcement. “Every day we are reminded of the incredible risks and sacrifices made by law enforcement personnel to keep our communities safe. These heroes deserve our thanks and appreciation for their dedicated service to our state,” said Shaheen, Ayotte, Bass and Guinta. “We are truly honored to stand with the citizens of New Hampshire and recognize these officers today for their outstanding efforts.” The New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards were started in 1998 by Bass and former Congressman John E. Sununu. All New Hampshire law enforcements officers – whether they are serving full or part time – are eligible to be nominated. • Lieutenant Gary Fisher (Pelham), Lieutenant Brian McCarthy (Pelham), Officer Dennis Moriarty (Lowell, MA), Trooper Chad Lavoie (NH State Police), Officer Joseph DeFeudis (Salem) and Officer Eric Pappalardo (Salem) – Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award: On October 22, 2011, these officers placed their own personal safety in danger by confronting and engaging an armed and suicidal person who had threatened harm to himself as well as other police officers. The suspect had fled from the Lowell, MA, Police Department after committing a felonylevel domestic violence assault against a female. The Lowell Police and Dracut, MA, police pursued the suspect in his vehicle across state lines and into Pelham, where the pursuit was terminated by Pelham police officers who disabled the suspect’s vehicle by deploying spike strips to his tires. Upon stopping his vehicle, the suspect got out of his vehicle and began waving a handgun and threatening to take his own life as well as threatening to shoot it out with police. After a period of failed negotiation, the suspect entered his vehicle again, broke through a police car roadblock, and attempted to flee the scene again. Lieutenant McCarthy, recognizing the danger of the suspect to the public at large, took immediate and decisive action by placing his own safety in danger by ramming his police vehicle into the fleeing suspect’s vehicle thereby preventing him from escaping. With his vehicle disabled, the suspect exited the vehicle again and pointed his gun at responding officers. The other officers took
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Lt. Gary Fisher, Lt. Brain McCarthy, Oﬃcer Denis Moriarty, Trooper Chad Lavoie, Oﬃcer Joseph DeFeudis, and Oﬃcer Eric Pappalardo decisive and immediate action by shooting the suspect before he was able to fire his weapon. Although the suspect tragically died as a result of his own actions, the actions of these officers certainly prevented the suspect from harming any other members of the public at large. • Sergeant Robert Morin (Salem) – Dedication and Professionalism Award: Sgt. Robert Morin has been a supervisor for the Salem Police Department since 2008. In addition to his duties as a Patrol Sergeant, Sgt. Morin runs the Salem Police Department’s K-9 Unit and Cover Shift. He also is a member of the Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit (SOU) as a negotiator. Sergeant Morin is a member of the Salem Police Department’s Use of Force Program as well as the Department’s DRE Program. Sgt. Morin takes it upon himself to mentor his officers not only on workrelated issues but on personnel issues as well. Officers and staff constantly seek out Sergeant Morin for his input on issues. Sgt. Morin leads his officers by example. He will never assign a job that he would not do himself. Recently, the Salem Police Department experienced the loss of one of its officers to cancer. Sergeant Morin took on the roll as liaison for the family. Sergeant Morin coordinated visits, haircuts, finances, and then, after over a month of treatments, the funeral arrangements for our fallen comrade. While handling this care taking function, Sgt. Morin did not miss a day of work and handled the numerous duties that he is assigned at the department without missing a beat. He was, and remains, a source of
Sergeant Robert Morin is congratulated for his Dedication and Professionalism Award by Congressman Bass assistance not only for the family in this situation but for the agency as well. He has volunteered to help with the Toys for Tots Program, National Night Out and the Torch Run. In his off-duty time, Sgt. Morin’s commitment to the community is without question. He has organized teams for the Relay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness, conducted Toll Booths for these events, and has participated in the Penguin Plunge. He volunteers his time coaching the Salem High School Wrestling Team and leads these athletes by example. In addition to coaching the wrestling team, he volunteered his time to coaching Salem Youth Hockey as well as Salem Lacrosse. Sgt. Morin is a constant motivation to the youth of the community to refrain from drug and alcohol abuse. He constantly pushes the athletes that he coaches to be better citizens as well as athletes.
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Grant Field Comes Alive with 17th Annual Invitational Band Show
by Kristen Hoffman No cold, nor dark, nor spitting rain could keep the crowds away from Salem High School’s Grant Field for the 17th Annual Invitational Band Show on October 6. Sixteen high school and college marching bands from across New Hampshire and Massachusetts took part in the show. The show serves as a field exhibition for the schools attending. Bands large and small, from Lynn (MA) High School’s 32-member band, to Londonderry High School’s 305-member band took to the field for exhibition. Host school Salem was the last high school to take the field. This year’s show “On My Own,” showcases the music “Les Misérables.” The 125-piece band and color guard performed under the direction Marty Claussen, and the color guard, under the direction of Angela Culot and Rob Godin captivated the field for several minutes. The four hour long exhibition consisted of 16 bands, with a total edging near 1,000 students. Other schools in attendance included Concord High School, Nashua North and South High Schools, Marshwood High School, Burlington High School, Pinkerton Academy, Spaulding High School, Dover High School, Manchester West, Merrimack High School, Alvirne High School, the University of New Hampshire Marching Band, and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Marching Band.
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Letters to our Editor
Every violent felon sentenced to state prison is one less violent felon in our county jail. Second, the current Rockingham County Attorney does not support the alternative sentencing and pre-trial services programs that other County Attorneys in New Hampshire utilize for non-violent offenders. Merrimack County has a pre-trial services program that monitors nonviolent offenders in the community at a cost of $10.50 per day, which saves them over $2.8 million annually. Compare that to $80-$90 per day to house an offender in our county jail. Strafford County invests in similar programs, and last year they saved up to $8.5 million. It is the County Attorney’s duty to ensure we establish these programs in Rockingham County. The 14-year incumbent seems content to continue to spend your money in other counties. I want to address the many issues that signify complacency and resistance to innovation in the current County Attorney’s Office. The incumbent takes your vote for granted. I want to earn it. Candidate for Rockingham County Attorney. Joe Plaia, Portsmouth Communities Initiative view their greatest obstacle to be the obstinate people in New Hampshire who cling to their private property rights? The Old Man in the Mountain fell off the precipice hitting rock bottom as fast as we are headed off the fiscal cliff due this kind of profligate spending by federal governmental agencies and unwanted social engineering/ experimentation. Maybe the Old Man was trying to warn there’s no future for future generations with Granite State Futures. Please contact your State Representatives to repeal the unfair Workforce Housing Law! (I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to the BOS for allowing people to express their views during the BOS meeting. Hopefully, the Selectmen fully consider all the cost/benefits. The Community Development Director who signed the agreement with Granite State Futures without Selectmen’s approval seems unable to communicate potential unintended consequences of his actions or does not fully comprehend all the costs including the harm it may do to private property rights that secure our rights under the NH Constitution. Please, Salem Selectmen, do no more until we understand and know what we do.) Martha Titcomb Spalding, Salem
Socialism Makes People a Number
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: Socialism makes people a mere agent, a number … Democracy seeks equality through freedom, while socialism seeks equality through restraint and servitude.” Prison staff metal workers got the job done for the SS and built the metal slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” which translates “Work Makes You Free,” “Work is Liberty.” That was what the National Socialists (Nazi’s) believed. In America, we believe that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. New Hampshire guarantees property rights to secure liberty. Why then do we adopt the language of other socialists, the Soviets? Public Housing Projects/HUD are now called Workforce Housing, a term that originated in the ex-Soviet Union, and welfare has been renamed Work Opportunity. Soviet Workforce Housing was built near work centers so that the workers could walk or bike to work. Only the wealthy and well connected had the privilege of owning automobiles. What benefit do we get out of the Granite State Futures/Sustainable Communities Initiative? Special interests, wealthy well-connected developers have the special privilege of the builder’s remedy with direct access to the courts to override the people’s choice under the Workforce Housing Law. For this unfairness it should be repealed. In a democracy, the people need to have equal access to the courts. Bill Scott said he wanted to get new technology for mapping Salem’s topography. He didn’t tell the Selectmen or you what’s included in the Granite State Futures/Sustainable Communities Initiative: Grass Roots implementation (they have to manufacture grassroots): Action Media (September-November 2012) will conduct trainings in each of the nine regions, with citizen activists on the use of these materials for mobilizing identified populations to participate directly and on an on-going basis in regional planning. Regional-Equity Team Events: Regional planners will engage underserved and traditionally marginalized populations to serve on a Regional Equity Team … to maximize participation of underserved populations. Communities of Interest: Regional Planners with the Equity Team will identify and engage … underserved populations … including Minority Health Coalitions, the Latin America Center, Refugee Resettlement, NH Legal Assistance (representing welfare right organizations). They want to map more than the topography! They want to collect data on our homes and us. Salem residents become mere numbers. Otis Graham calls it “A Vast Social Experiment.” Community organizers rarely live in the communities they try to organize and send their kids to elite schools of the 1 percent. Why do supporters of the Granite State Futures/Sustainable
We Don’t Need Granite State Future’s Version of Regional Planning
Regional planning with surrounding towns is an idea I like. What I don’t like is “Granite State Future’s” “Regional Planning,” a statewide organization made up of unelected members with huge authority. Every town that signs on to get promised “free” town planning data is also agreeing to criteria required by 11 additional Federal documents. They address areas good for discussion, but there is a slim chance that towns that sign the MOU agreement will make decisions of their own. Their contract leaves them committed to absolute adherence to GSF’s directives if a court decides that they are a “grantee” or “subgrantee” of Federal money. “Granite State Future” is the NH arm of the Federal “Sustainable Community Initiative.” Their program is defined in a 25 page document which can be downloaded - just google “Abstract - NH Sustainable Communities Initiative - CFDA #: 14.703.” They list wide-reaching goals, their target consensus for members, and who can join. Theoretically their meetings are open, but people I know have not been permitted to attend. In some cases, they do not publish minutes, so there are few meeting records. None of the members of this policy-making group are elected. And all are required to come up with policy that agrees with the Sustainable Community Initiatives. So even the members cannot stray from the Federal “initiatives.” Their goals of providing “policy-making access,” transportation, and housing for low-income people sounds compassionate at first. But closer reading shows that this is not a democratic advisory committee. By signing continued to page 5 - Letters to our Editor
Anonymous Comments Don’t Serve a Purpose
I, like many of you, read Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down every week. I read the submissions seeking comments made about the Town that I need to address, and the occasional compliment to pass on to an employee. However, recently, some of the submissions have crossed the line and have become personal. These types of comments are hostile, divisive, and they cloud the underlying message. All Town employees, me included, acknowledge and accept that every action and decision made will be scrutinized publicly. We welcome public input about how to improve the services we provide. I personally assure all of the Salem Community Patriot’s readers that Salem’s Department Heads and Town staff are very dedicated to providing Salem services as efficiently and effectively as possible. Like all people, we sometimes make mistakes or take missteps at times and we take responsibility when that happens. Unlike most people, our mistakes become topics for public discussion. Unfortunately, that is not as often the case with the many good things we do for Salem’s citizens every single day. We all take great pride in our work and the services we each provide to the taxpayer. Because Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down submissions are anonymous, some writers say things I doubt they would if they had to identify themselves. I have expressed my concerns with the Patriot’s editor, who indicated he will try to take more care in reviewing submissions. I appreciate his anticipated efforts. I am reaching out to this forum to ask all of you to take care with your submissions, too. Anonymous personal attacks are unnecessary, unproductive and create dissension in the community. I welcome comments from citizens with questions or concerns about how Salem is doing and what we are doing. Keith Hickey, Town Manager, Salem
Don’t Let the Polls Influence Your Vote
Can we stop being so concerned about polls and just trust our own sound judgement? For months before an actual election we get pounded with phone calls asking us about how we’re going to vote. At the same time, the media is telling us that “such and such” is leading by three-hundreds of a percentage point and suggesting that we should just give up if we’re for the opposing candidate. I, for one, am sick of the polling agencies and the media trying to influence how the voters will vote come Election Day. Don’t fool yourself that this is just statistical analysis of the voting population and that they have no interest in influencing the voting public. I don’t trust anyone to be objective when they’re dealing with these kinds of figures. We’re seen so many cases of people “cooking the books” to their advantage. We’ve seen so many cases of the media publishing what they choose based on their own biases. Please, NH voters, trust your own judgment of these candidates; don’t follow the polls like a bunch of lemmings and vote for the candidate they think will win. You trust your heart, make the best choice you can, and let them be astounded by the results. David Costello, Salem
Wasteful Spending in Rockingham County
Rockingham County spends over $1,000,000 each year to house the overflow of inmates in other counties because our jail is at maximum capacity. Why? First, the Rockingham County needs to be tougher on violent felons.
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Library ------------------Thursday, October 18 The Kelley Library Adult Series is pleased to bring back the Pontine th Theater who will present The House of the Seven Gables at 7 p.m. Their theatrical interpretation of Hawthorne’s classic novel, set in Salem, Massachusetts, follows several generations of the ill-fated Pyncheon family, bowed under a curse dating from the famous witch trials, and trapped in the once magnificent, but now decrepit, House of the Seven Gables. The Kelley Library Book Group will be reading The House of the Seven Gables for this month’s book group selection. For more information about this presentation and other KLAS offerings, visit the library’s webpage at www.kelleylibrary.org.
Community Events --------- Community Events --------Saturday, October 20 th A Halloween Psychic Fair will be held at the American Legion, Post 63 of Salem, 38 Millville Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a variety of Psychic Readers: Tarot, Palmistry, Angel Guidance, Ancient Runes, Spiritual Intuitive, and Psychic Medium. These will be 20-minute readings at a fee. Come and join us for free coffee and snacks. Lunch available, hot off the grill: Hot dogs or hamburgers with chips and a drink. The Psychic Fair is being held to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary veteran projects of NH.
Thursday, November 15 th The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street, Salem, from 1-7 p.m. Blood donations are needed to meet the basic need for New Hampshire hospitals this November. The American Red Cross urges those who are eligible to help meet the need by donating blood.
Mondays, October 22 nd Come join high school students from Windham, Salem, Pelham and Hudson, and the Timberlane School District for high school night in the OFA-NH Salem Office, 202 Main St. Unit G1, Salem, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how you can help reelect President Obama, make new friends, eat some pizza, and play call time bingo with us! To RSVP for October 22, visit: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/ youngamericansforobamaevent/gsgf4l.
Monday, November 26 The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Salem Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Salem, from 1-6 p.m. Blood donations are needed to meet the basic need for New Hampshire hospitals this November. The American Red Cross urges those who are eligible to help meet the need by donating blood.
Library ----------------------------Tuesday, October 16 th Dixie, the READ therapy dog, will be visiting the Kelley Library for more reading sessions starting at 6 p.m. Dixie loves listening to children read. Readers, age 5–10, can practice their reading skills with Dixie. Bring your own book or select one at the library. Registration required. Sign-up for one 15-minute session by calling the library at 898-7064, or stop by the Kelley Library Children’s Room.
School Activities ---------Saturday, October 13 North Salem Elementary School is having th their annual PTA sponsored Harvestfest on Saturday, October 13 from 4-7 p.m. Some of the activities offered during this fun family event include a hayride, a bounce house, spin art, and of course our wonderful raffle table! Tickets will be sold the evening of the event and all are welcome to join the fun.
Sports & Recreation --Saturdays, October 13, 20, and 27 Salem Youth Lacrosse is offering a th lacrosse program for boys and girlsfree aged 7-15. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. Coaches will be on hand to help introduce the game to those who are new to the sport. Sessions are scheduled for Saturdays, October 13, 20, and 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Palmer School field, located at 109 East Broadway in Salem. Visit their website at www.salemlacrosse. org for further information.
Saturday, November 3 rd “Perfectly Frank” is a delightful evening of swing, jazz, and Sinatra featuring the 16-piece Boston Big Band and premier vocalist, Steve Marvin, to be presented on Saturday, November 3, at Windham High School auditorium. The concert is a benefit to raise funds for mental health services for veterans and their families. This swinging band consists of professional musicians from the greater Boston area whose musical styles and sounds echo the Count Basie and Nelson Riddle era. Steve Marvin’s incredible voice brings Frank Sinatra’s mellow crooning and finger-snapping rhythms to life for the delight of all. Sponsoring this spectacular musical event to raise funds for their unique outreach to provide mental health services to veterans and their families. This is a powerful and practical way to say, “Thank you,” to all past and present military personnel for their service and sacrifice for our freedom. There is a cost for the tickets, and they are free for veterans and military personnel in uniform. Tickets may be purchased online at www. nepastoral.org or at the door.
Seminars & Courses--Thursday, November 8 The Windham Community Development and the Greater Salem th Department Commerce will hold a free Chamber of Business Education Seminar entitled Social Media for Small Business: Facebook and Google+ Essentials, featuring guest speakers: Stacey Bruzesse from The Final Details Marketing and Design, and MaryAnn Pfeiffer from 108 Degrees LLC. This seminar will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Library at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Registration is required. Please RSVP by Monday, November 5. For information on this and other events, or to register, visit www.windham-nh.com or contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director at: email@example.com or by calling 432-3806. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, October 18 This month’s session of the Exploring Art Series for children in grades 2-5 will be “Leaf Peepers!” an exploration of artistic treatments of leaves, which will be held at 3:30 p.m. Children will look at several artists’ paintings of leaves. They will work on their watercolor techniques, drawing and detail skills as they create their own amazing Autumn picture. Registration required. Sign-up in the Reed Children’s Room of the Kelley Library, or call the library at 898-7064.
Wednesday, October 24 th The Boys and Girls Club of Salem has set the date for Trivia Challenge II. Join us on Wednesday, October 24 for a fun filled night of trivia, games and prizes. This event will be held at the Club in the Teen Center from 6:30-9 p.m. (check-in begins at 6 p.m.). Teams will consist of 4 to 6 members and can be made up of co-workers, friends or even family! Your team could win our grand prize of $600! There will be plenty of free food and refreshments. Chunky’s Cinema is supplying the popcorn, Balducci’s Wood Fired Pizza is supplying the pizza and the Boys and Girls Club staff will be supplying the hot dogs and drinks! Please register by October 17. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Dolloff at 898-7709 ex 16.
submitted by Sonny Tylus Last Thursday, September 27, over 400 state and local politicians, friends and supporters attended an event honoring Senator Chuck Morse in his bid to run for Senate. Larry Belair was the master of ceremonies and talked about how Chuck works for all his constituents and listens to them. “Chuck is the man he wants to represent him in the Senate, District 22.” Larry also talked about how he has always been there when people call. Kathy Stacey did the introductions of state, county and local officials. There were well over 40 in attendance. Next up was Senator Peter Bragdon who introduced Chuck Morse. Peter talked about how Chuck was instrumental in balancing the state’s budget and how a he has done a great job in the senate. There was a big applause when he was introduced. Morse thanked his biggest supporters, his wife Sue and his daughter Emma. Chuck mentioned the silly political season
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and the tough economic times. When he started his term, the state was facing a billion dollar shortfall and how they reduced it. It wasn’t easy but cuts had to be made and the state had to hold the line on spending. While many cuts were made, he advocated keeping as much money in the budget as possible to help those who are disabled and in need of assistance. As for I-93, we need to finish this project and the only way pay for it to raise money from gaming. He will work with the new governor no matter who the person is to get done. Gaming will provide 1,000 new jobs and keep money in New Hampshire and not let it go to Massachusetts. He said Rockingham Park is the place to have it. This comment drew a loud applause from the crowd. He concluded speech by saying that we need to keep the New Hampshire adventure and that he will fight for small business to reduce their payroll taxes and his constituents.
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submitted by NH Casino Now On Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road in Salem, NH Casino NOW will be hosting a community forum to discuss the impact casino gambling would have on Greater Salem and hear first-hand about the experience of how it is currently working in a similar community in Southwestern Pennsylvania. “We know that members of our community have questions about how a casino at Rockingham Park will impact things like our other local hospitality businesses, retail businesses, quality of life, and traffic,” said Dan Norris, NH Casino NOW’s chairman. “We are sponsoring this event to give our community a venue to ask these questions. This is an opportunity for members of the Salem area business community and other members of the public to ask these questions of knowledgeable panelists.” According to Larry Belair, the organization’s treasurer and steering committee member, “We look forward to hearing some different perspectives of how the Meadows Racetrack and Casino has impacted Washington County (Pennsylvania). That community went through a very similar process that Salem is undertaking with Rockingham Park.” Belair, who served for many years as both Salem’s school district and town moderator, will moderate the forum. “We expect to learn from the panelists a great deal about what Greater Salem might expect from a casino at Rockingham Park,” Belair said. About NH Casino Now: Salem-area residents formed NH Casino NOW to tell their elected leaders in Concord that time is fleeting and the time for a limited expansion of casino gambling is right now. We believe Salem-area residents needed to have their voice heard on why New Hampshire should allow casino gambling. We also believe that Rockingham Park is the best location in New Hampshire to compete successfully against the casinos in Connecticut and Maine and now Massachusetts. A casino at Rockingham Park will bring thousands of jobs, millions of visitors, and become a reliable economic engine for development in the area. Home or business owners interested in having a sign, donating, or getting involved in other ways can visit our website, www. nhcasinonow.com. Anyone interested in donating can mail it to NH Casino NOW, P.O. Box 293, Salem, NH 03079.
submitted Paula Patten, Birches Academy Birches Academy is offering Spotlight Tours to parents interested in learning more about our school on: October 30, November 27, January 19, 2013, February 19, March 26, April 30, May 28. Please call the school at458-6399 or e-mail at information@BirchesAcademy to reserve a date and time. We also have some wonderful fundraiser coming up. New Hampshire funds Charter schools at only half of what it funds traditional schools so we need to fundraise to make up that money. We have three large fundraisers coming up: A raffle for $10,000 first prize, $2,500 second prize and $500 third prize. Tickets are selling fast but we do have some tickets still available. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at BP on Main Street in Salem or by e-mailing Foundation@BirchesAcademy.org. You can find more info here: http:// birchesacademy.org/Birches_Academy/Donations_files/raffle%20poster.pdf. The grand prize will be drawn October 19 at our Night Out with Birches Academy, 7 to 12 p.m., at the Salem/Derry Elks. Our Night Out will have food from local restaurants, raffles, silent auctions, dancing and cash bar. Raffle ticket holders will be admitted free of charge or tickets are $10. This event is open to the public and all proceeds help the children of Birches Academy. We also are having a Pumpkinfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Sunday, October 14, outside of the school at 419 South Broadway, Salem.
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on, each participating town’s population adds to the required membership of 50 percent of the population in each region to become “empowered.” Once empowered, the program grants full rights to several Federal agencies to impose what sounds like social engineering directly into our Statewide Policy and into our state agency’s policies, ranging from specific criteria for designing shared yards for new housing to shrinking how many miles we drive. At best it is intensely bossy. At worst, it strips our towns of the right to make our own planning decisions and our lawmakers in Concord to control state policy. The Federal and State agencies can then impose their will through regulations. For example, if a non-profit organization files a complaint against the town for anything they don’t like about a low-income housing project, HUD can prosecute on behalf of the nonprofit. This is what happened in Westchester County in New York. The county was found “guilty” and a $51.6 million fine was levied. Years later, the county is still fighting in court. (For that story, google “Rob Astorino,” the executive of that huge county, who has refused to buckle under.) HUD has their own attorneys. But when towns are hauled into court, taxpayers have to pay for the towns’ legal defense. At the time of the settlement, then Deputy Secretary of HUD Ron Simms was thrilled with the punishment and looked forward to imposing their view across our country: “Today, we’ve taken an important step toward building what we call geography of opportunity.” He went on to say, “At HUD, we believe this approach to equitable development can serve as a model for building strong, inclusive sustainable communities across the entire United States.” Minus some superfluous word, here is one of the “problems” Granite State Future seeks to overcome (see page 6): “New Hampshire ... tradition is to place a great deal of autonomy at the town level. County level governance is extremely limited and regional planning commissions are advisory only. While this structure has many advantages, including facilitating citizen participation and maintaining direct access to governance (Town Meetings), promoting volunteerism and minimizing bureaucracy, it results in costly inefficiencies …” Personally, I’ll take NH tradition any day over Granite State Future’s heavy-handed directives. Betty Gay, Salem down” effect. But in his case of borrowing and spending his “trickle down” has translated to a shrinking economy, cuts, and continued decline for the middle class and jobs. Mr. Romney’s proven experience provides a plan for each sector to access opportunity, strength, and growth. This President continues to borrow from China. We can juggle figures but the end result is the same, plus interest. No prior president has ever escalated debt to such an unconscionable level. Unable to halt spending, each year in office, the trillions increased steadily. Unemployment remains at record high. Aside from holiday temporary work, many have given up on the job market. The policies of this administration have failed. It’s more than social security that will go broke. Without an intelligent plan we will eventually be unable to sustain government programs including Military, Medicare, Obamacare, and Unemployment. This President has not kept his promises made four years ago to cut the deficit in half, nor will he be able to keep future promises with a lack of funding. We are running on empty. Any honorable person who takes on a job is accountable not only to others but to one’s self! Blaming would not be tolerated in the workforce. He needs to be accountable. Romney’s kindness and integrity are revealed in his lifelong help for the poor, disabled, and sick. He is well known for creating jobs throughout his life, boosting small businesses that prospered under his watch. He did a great job in Mass and worked quite well with both parties in unison. This deep economic decline is not in for a quick fix by any candidate, but Romney has the ability to begin the process. He will work hard to get it right for as many sectors as possible and save the future of our children. It is Obama who has been the president these last four years, not anyone else. That’s the bottom line. Joan Hamel, Salem
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Voter ID Laws are Long Overdue
I recently read the letter from Dee Lewis with regards to the voter ID laws. It seems to be a boilerplate politically crafted response to an issue that needs to be addressed. Yes, in my eyes the issue is voter fraud. I’ve met numerous people from out of town who are in NH campaigning, fundraising and etc. for their chosen. Fine, you want to travel the USA trying to get your candidate elected - great - have at it. Often, these people have lists of independent voters whose votes they want to go their way. However, that is where it must stay. Extremism is an invitation for people to cheat the system. The writer says that only 13 cases of voter fraud have ever been reported. The truth is, no one really knows how many cases really exist or the true scope of the problem. The writer also likes to roll out the same tired argument of how it’s a burden on the elderly, the poor, etc. That is pure fiction. The reality is that in every part of your life you have to provide ID to prove who you are for one benefit or another. Want to cash your paycheck, show me some ID. Want to pay by check, show me some ID. Want to get married, show me some ID. The list goes on and on. We take action on all kinds of fraud from expelling a child from a school when they don’t reside in town to fines for registering a car in a neighborhood state to avoid excise tax. Voter ID laws are no different. They merely seek to prevent fraud. Joy Garon, Salem
I once thought a hefty mix of U.S. citizens were deep thinkers. I was incorrect. Many seem to take their own special interests into account rather than the good of the whole country, even when it means voting for a presidential candidate who works best in his own behalf. Obama boosts his image while producing lies about his opponent. He sprinkles confetti in the form of the entitlements he will be unable to sustain. Confetti looks pretty but goes right down the drain. This President is an exceptional speaker. His redundant but polished jargon seems to work well in producing the “halo effect.” He seems to pride himself in the successes of the Kennedy and Clinton years, and shamefully blames his opponent for prior leaders’ performances. The focus should be on these past four years, the success of the next four years, and on current candidates. As critical as balancing the budget is Obama has been unable to “get it done” and balance it in his four years. He has hidden facts such as the $716 billion he took from Medicare to fund Obamacare. This means a reduction in Medicare coverage. Providers already have been declining patients who need ongoing treatments due to Medicare non-payment. The President jokes about the “trickle
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submitted by Kendall Hague With summer behind us, it’s apparent that cold and flu season is fast approaching. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year due to flu complications. Though there are no sure-fire ways to avoid a cold or flu, getting your flu shot, washing your hands, avoiding others who are sick, exercising regularly, eating properly and getting enough sleep are important steps you can take to help protect yourself. As people swiftly transition into the fall season, Shaw’s Supermarkets now offers its customers flu vaccinations from specially trained immunizing pharmacists at all pharmacy locations. This level of access, coupled with an ample supply of flu vaccine, makes it easier than ever to get vaccinated. In addition to the traditional flu vaccine, pharmacists are also available to supply needle-free FluMist® nasal spray, Fluzone Intradermal and the Fluzone® high dose for patients 65 and older during regular pharmacy hours. Not only is the vaccine reasonably priced at $29.99 for the traditional shot or FluMist®, and $59.99 for Fluzone® HD, but the cost is also covered by Medicare Part B and various
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Are You Suffering from Chronic Pain and Feel Like You Have Tried Everything?
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With the changing of the season right around the corner, most Americans are beginning to clean up the exterior of their homes by raking leaves and cleaning out the gutters, but what about the interior? Fall can be the perfect time to revisit that spring cleaning list that you never completed and give the interior of your home a deep clean in preparation for the holiday season. While most people rely on their own cleaning know-how to tackle germs and dirt, they depend on their eyes to show what they think is a clean house. In fact, more than two out of three people believe that vision is the most important sense in determining the cleanliness of a home, according to a recent national consumer survey conducted by Stanley Steemer. But it’s often the dirt that you don’t see that requires help from the pros. Traditional at-home cleaning methods such as vacuuming and dusting only remove a relatively small portion of dirt, dust and particles that lurk in your floors and furniture. Without a deep cleaning, you’ll be trapping dirt inside your home for the entire winter, which can impact the visual appearance of your home, while also elevating the risk of allergens in the home. With more than 60 years as the dirt authority, the cleaning experts at Stanley Steemer are certified to remove more than 98 percent of dry soil from floors - a rate significantly higher than self-cleaning methods. In fact, in fall of 2011, Stanley Steemer technicians removed more than 56 tons of dirt from American Homes. To help you see through the dirt that lurks in your home, the experts in the field from Stanley Steemer offer these fall tips for maintaining a cleaner, healthier home: With fall comes the foliage Reduce the amount of dirt and leaves that may get tracked into your home by using indoor and outdoor entrance mats. A quick pickup Remember to act quickly to clean up any spills or stains; consider keeping a professional spot remover handy at all time or use items commonly found around the home such as white vinegar and baking soda. Dirt never quits ... it’s like tooth decay Keep up with the high traffic areas in the home by vacuuming them two to three times a week and the rest of your carpets at least once a week. Outside work effects inside comfort Keep your windows closed and turn on the air conditioner when raking leaves and doing other fall cleanup work outside. These activities kick unwanted dirt, dust and pollen up into the air, which can settle into upholstered furniture and carpet. Who should you call? Even the most diligent person can’t do alone. Get help from the pros. Schedule a professional deep cleaning every six months to help maintain the value and health of your home. - ARA Content
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“Thumbs down to Obama. What has he done for four years? How has he affected you and your family positively? Look at our nations debt, look at all the illegals that live here and come daily. Loss of jobs, homes, and businesses, price of oil/ gas prices, the sad state of affairs with Medicare and social security. Our troops remain over sees. His Obamacare sounds great. Who do you think will pay for this? He stole a lot of money from Medicare to pay for his plan. He is a slick liar. Don’t let him fool you. If you reelect it will be the end of the world as we know it. There will be no turning back, so your tears and regrets won’t help your children. Do the right thing for the sake of your kids. Vote for Mitt.” “Thumbs down to the Obama enthralled Marxist that sent intimidating letters to businesses that have a Romney sign on their property. Your intended intimidation cannot suppress the First Amendment nor remove signs, nor change votes. What it does prove is the deterioration of tolerance, which the liberal left heralds, but does not possess. It shows how this Chicago thug in the White House has incited and ignited the baseness of the human spirit instead of encouraging the best of America as past presidents. Divide and conquer is the call of the left.” want in Salem?” “Thumbs down to Rebecca Fee. Before she trashes Senator Morse and former Rep. Bettencourt in a ‘Letter to the Editor,’ she might consider brushing up on the facts and appreciating that those two individuals have sacrificed and worked hard for Salem. I don’t know who you think you are Mrs. Fee, but you have a lot to learn
are an embarrassment to this community.” “Thumbs down to billionaires’ super-sized road signs for Grover Norquist’s candidates. I am not voting for Romney, Bass, or Ovide. They will not serve or represent me or the US, they will serve Norquist.” “Thumbs down to Selectman Pat. The Granite State Future program isn’t a choice between getting help from the Feds or not, it is about empowering the Federal and State Government to subjugate your authority as a Salem Selectman. Please vote to end Salem’s participation to the program.” “Thumbs up to the Salem Strikers U12 Boy’s Travel Soccer Team. These boys played their hearts out each and every game last weekend… going undefeated in their bracket in the York, ME Harvest Cup. Although they lost in the semi-final, 1-0 in overtime, these boys showed heart, desire, pride, teamwork and most importantly, sportsmanship. You showed everyone what you’re made of and we are proud of you for it! Continue to stand up straight and hold your heads up high!” “Thumbs down to Becky Fee and Dee Lewis. Please spare us of your wacky liberal lectures. For you to attack Chuck More and D.J. Bettencourt, who have real legislative accomplishments, before sharing your own ideas shows that you can regurgitate liberal lies but have no ideas of your own. I was open to voting for the two of you, but not any longer.” “Thumbs down to a local politician who uses his friends until they are no longer needed and then tosses them like trash! Very sad how you bad-mouth a few certain individuals, then suddenly rub shoulders with them again! Sad!” “Thumbs up to local politicians who have high integrity and don’t use their friends. I know election time is here and it is a short period, but friends last a lifetime, so I thank those who value friendship over $100.00 a year!” “Thumbs up to Patrick M. You are a good guy and I wish the best for you this Election Day, unlike another we both know!” “Thumbs up to Steve Campbell for recognizing the Sustainable Communities Initiative is Federal Control into Salem matters and loss of local control. I think that Everett McBride gets it, too. I hope so! The Selectmen must step up and protect Salem’s right to decide for itself without federal intervention.” “Thumbs up to Alexis de Tocqueville who said more than a century ago: ‘Socialism makes people a mere agent, a number... Democracy seeks equality through freedom, while socialism seeks equality through restraint and servitude.’” “Thumbs down! When Keith Hickey signed Salem up to the Granite State Future, he enabled the program to begin the process of usurping our local elected leaders. It is the Selectmen that should be making decisions for Salem, and not special interest groups and unelected administrators. It is the responsibility of the Selectmen to right this wrong.” “Thumbs down to Salem BOS. Stand up, defend and protect the town’s interests. You must not let individuals make unilateral decisions that minimize your authority and take away our rights. The people that are behind the Sustainable Communities Program want to usurp our water and property rights. They say the water in my well is not mine. I disagree and I hope you do too. Stand up for what is right and end Salem’s participation now.” “Thumbs down to the people dumping piles of grass cuttings all summer long, and now they are leaving piles of dirt on MaryAnn Avenue. This is not the town dump. Please be notified.” “Thumbs down to those who continue to believe Obama’s lies. The presidential debate showed more clarity. In that setting, Obama didn’t have his teleprompter to help with his answers. Romney called him on every lie and explained exactly how to make it work. Romney has had the success to prove it’s true, both in business and in the state of Massachusetts as governor. Obama has hurt our families, is ruining our country with the trillions to pay back. Can we endure another four years?” “Thumbs up to Kay, a sweet lady, for being concerned about health care, however, you may not know that it is Obama who took 716 billion out of Medicare, and some of our testing and care has already been reduced, and more cuts on special programs. He has a secret plan for Medicare that will be worse than what he wants us to know. Our country has gone down hill more each year when he was in office. It is near failure. He lies, blames and denies the truth. He was the one in office these last four years, not Mitt Romney.” “Thumbs down. I hear from someone who works at Market Basket that all of the food that is out-dated, they throw it in the dumpster. It would be better served if they take it and use it for the poor. I really think it’s a shame that they take all this food and throw it in the dumpster. I think that is a terrible shame, because we all know that dates are just not true.” Thank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs up or down, are anonymous and not written by the Salem Community Patriot staff. Thumbs comments can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting a Thumbs comment, please specify that you would like it printed in the Salem Community Patriot. During the election campaign, no comments will be allowed that are direct endorsements or censure of candidates on the thumbs page. No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. Comments should be kept to 100 words or less.
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School Board to Hear Additional Input About Phase II Renovations
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Elementary school renovations were discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting following a recap of financial expenditures from phase one of the project. Superintendent of schools Michael Delahanty said the district took a $22 million bond to complete phase one, but also used money from the general fund for the project. He said the contractor Gilbane was paid $21,707,525 for the renovations, taking place at Barron, Lancaster, and North Salem Elementary schools. Delahanty said $14.5 million of the bond is interest free. “We saved close to seven million in overall interest costs,” noting about five to six million dollars was not needed to be raised by tax dollars. Phase two of the project would likely see renovations to Soule and Fisk Elementary schools, with the potential to stop holding classes in the Haigh. “The board is in a position right now to move forward with a two school plan,” Delahanty said. Delahanty said renovation plans for the schools were drafted when the phase one plans were completed. He said these plans would be used, but could be altered as the board discusses closing the Haigh School. Delahanty said the board would need to discuss what level of work would go into the Haigh if the board wanted to maintain its mechanical systems. President of Strengthen Our Schools (SOS) Sherry Kilgus-Kramer said a private survey showed support for the project. She said about 2,000 surveys were distributed throughout the community representing each district, and said 353 were returned. The first question asked if residents would support renovations to a three elementary school plan with 71 percent of participants supporting the movement. A second question asking about support to renovate two elementary schools saw 69 percent of participants support. Kramer said some participants voted against the renovation plans saying middle and high school renovations were priority, some felt an elementary school consolidation was necessary, and others feared an increase in taxes. “We do support the original sequencing of the master plan,” said Kramer about the group’s stance. The board plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the matter with a tentative date of Monday, October 29, at Salem High School.
Police Seek Information in Attempted Abduction and Burglary Incidents
submitted by Salem Police Department Salem Police received a call from a father on Wednesday morning, October 3, that his 14 year old daughter called him, stating that while she was waiting for the bus, a male subject tried to coax her into his vehicle. The female reported that a male subject, described as white, 30s, with orange hair, mousy facial features, and wearing a green button down shirt, stopped and asked if she wanted a ride to school. The subject also made reference to knowing her parents. The girl declined the ride and immediately called her father. The suspect vehicle is described as a white, newer model, four-door sedan, unknown make or model. The female believes the vehicle had a New Hampshire license plate, but was unable to get it while the vehicle was driving away. The incident remains under investigation. On Tuesday, October 10, Salem Police responded to a residence on Elizabeth Lane for a report of a burglary. The resident returned home to find a rear window of the house smashed out. A Salem K-9 responded to try and track the suspect(s). No suspects were located and Police believe the burglary happened earlier in the day. Several pieces of jewelry valued at $1,500 and a black Sig Sauer 9mm handgun were stolen. Detectives responded to process the scene and the investigation remains active. Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to contact Salem Police at 893-1911 or Southern NH Crimeline at 893-6600.
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Irene M. (Landry) Frazier, 81, of Salem, died October 4, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family. Irene was born and educated in Andover, MA, the daughter of the late Mary (Murphy) and Arthur Landry. She worked for many years at Lucent Technology in North Andover, MA, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Irene was an avid gardener and a talented musician who played several instruments. She loved baking and crafts. She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Laurence Frazier of Salem; her children, Laurence Frazier and Sandra and husband Frank Olmstead, all of Derry, Shirley and husband Mark Gosselin of Methuen, MA, and Rose Walsh of Winnisquam; her sisters, Dorothy Vitale and Doris Perillo, both of
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Thomas F. Hargreaves
Thomas F. Hargreaves, 73, of Salem died peacefully October 1, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Manchester. He was born in Methuen, MA, where he grew up and attended schools. He was the son of the late Harry and Mabel (Clark) Hargreaves. He was a 43 year resident of Salem. Mr. Hargreaves was a self-employed mechanic by trade, enjoying work and recreation in the many cars he had. He also worked for Digital in Salem prior to his retirement. He was a Navy veteran, having served on the USS Randolph. He was proud to serve his country. After his retirement, he focused on his many interests, including calligraphy, reading tarot cards, playing Santa at Christmas, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marie L. (Torosian) Hargreaves of Salem; sons, Michael and his wife Arlene Hargreaves of Derry, Patrick and his wife Lorrain Hargreaves and Shaun and his wife Lisa Ann Hargreaves, all of Salem; grandchildren, Mark, Christopher, Lisa Marie, Jessica, Jake, and Jasmine; greatgrandchildren, Aiden and Evan; brother, Robert Hargreaves of Berwick, ME; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on October 7 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit, 718 Smyth Rd., Manchester, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.
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Salem; seven grandchildren, Ronald, Tina, Clifton, Stephanie, Eric, Amanda and John III; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on October 9 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Irene’s name can be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1F Commons Dr., #33, Londonderry, NH 03053. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.
Barbara H. (Garrett) Silverman
Barbara H. (Garrett) Silverman, 81, of Salem died October 2, 2012, at her home. She was born in Newburyport, MA, where she grew up and attended schools. She was a resident of Salem for the past 53 years. Before her marriage, Barbara was a supervisor for CBS Hytron in Newburyport. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Ken’s TV, her husband’s business. She volunteered for many years in the Salem School District. Barbara was an extraordinarily talented interior decorator and crafter of quilts, appliqué, dolls, crossstitch, wedding dresses and much more. She was generous as well, creating many of her crafts for friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and reading, was an excellent cook and loved spending time with her loved ones. Her kindness to others will always be remembered. She was predeceased by her parents, Leon U. Garrett and Helen Daley. She was also predeceased by her cherished siblings, Leon Garrett, Theodore Garrett; and her best friend and sister, Alyce Penniman. She is survived by Kenneth Silverman of Salem, her devoted husband of 53 years; her beloved children, Lisa Morris and her husband Andre’ of Salem, and Cathy Silverman of Maui, HI; her brother, Edward and his wife Nancy Garrett of Salisbury, MA; her “oldest daughter,” Faith Johnson of Salem and husband Mark Johnson; her dearest friends, Elsie Ziehler, Betty Harris, and Flossie Pate; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Salem Caregivers, PO Box: 2316, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.
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He is survived by his daughters, Sharon and her husband Jeff Nolin of Derry, and Gail and her Husband James Gregg of Methuen, MA; sister, Lucille Drouin of Lawrence, MA; grandchildren, Aimee Desharnais, Sarah Nolin, Matthew, Shannon, Nicole, and Brendan Gregg; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Oliver Sicard of Newburyport, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace years. Church, Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Mr. Donne was a photographer for Harvard Cemetery, Salem. University in Cambridge, MA. He was a member of In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be Mary Queen of Peace Church. He was a third degree made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce member of the Salem Knights of Columbus #4442 and Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. the fourth degree Bishop Peterson Assembly. He was The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem an Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War. has care of the arrangements. To send a message of He was predeceased by his wife, Marion E. (Cianci)880-1516 condolence to the family, please view the obituary at Call 880-1516 Call 880-1516 Call Dionne. visit us at www.douglasandjohnson.com. visit us at or or Armand J. Dionne, 80, of Salem died October 8, 2012, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem. He was born in Lawrence, MA, where he grew up and attended St. Anne’s Grammar School. He later graduated from Stigmatine Fathers School in Wellesley, MA. He was a resident of Salem for the past 48
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Donald P. Cahalane, 77, loving husband and papa, passed away October 6, 2012, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA. Don was born in Dorchester, MA, on July 30, 1935. He was honorably discharged from the Army Artillery Division and served during the Korean War. Don was a resident of Salem for over 40 years. He was retired from Gillette after 30 years of service. A graduate of Southern NH University, he was an avid golfer and Boston Bruins fan. Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth (Skinner) Cahalane of Salem; his children, Tracey Sherman of Salem, Karen Reid and her husband Paul of Dracut, MA, and Steven Cahalane and his wife Frances of Pelham. He was Papa to Andrew Sherman and his fiancé Carina Zannini, Sara and Tom Cahalane, and Mackenzie, Sydney, Jessica, and Jennifer Reid. Calling hours were held on October 9 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, followed by cremation. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.
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Boys Soccer Stops Slide
by Jacob Gagnon
Powered by senior Michael Dunkley’s threegoal performance on Friday, October 5, the Salem High School Boys Soccer team defeated Spaulding High School, 4-0, breaking through their slump. The Blue Devils’ perseverance finally paid off as they overcame the struggles that had plagued them for the last month. The importance of Saturday’s victory is not lost on Head Coach Anthony Karibian. “Coupled with what we did this week, it’s really important,” said Karibian. “We were the only team in the league to hold Londonderry to one goal. I thought that was positive. Now, to come out here and score some goals against a team is obviously very uplifting.” Sophomore Todd Righini scored first with a goal midway through the first half. Dunkley put two goals away in the final seven minutes of the first half to give the Blue Devils a solid, 3-0 lead. Salem did not let up the pressure in the second half as the defense clamped down on the Red Raiders and shut down any scoring attempts. Senior Andrew Zani, the goalkeeper, put on another powerful performance between the pipes for the Blue Devils. The back five players, including Zani, have all been deserving of credit for the close losses and the decisive win. Senior Hermes Godoy, classmate Andrew Moreno, as well as juniors Jordan Bowman and Ryan Fredette, has all been crucial to the Blue Devils recent performances. “All five of them are really digging
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in and playing well,” said Karibian. “We’ve given up very few goals over the last three games and that’s a huge thing.” With 10 minutes remaining in the game, Dunkley fought through the Spaulding defense until he was close enough to record his third and final score of the game. ”That was excellent. I
was just really in the zone, I guess,” said Dunkley with as a wide grin covered his face, as if his team’s offensive outburst surprised even him. “It was fun working with everybody on my team.” Salem, on both sides of the ball, would not let up until the final whistle signaled the end of the match. The final jog across the field at the end
of the contest took longer than usual, as the team soaked up the praise for a job well done with a win to show for it. “Things are falling into place,” said Karibian. ”We’ve found a chemistry that’s working for us.” “We were coming off of two tough losses against the top two teams so we knew we had to do something about that,” said Dunkley. Dunkley, with help from his supporting cast, did do something about that on Saturday with his hat trick and hopes to continue this momentum as the season winds down. It was an effort that Dunkley also credits to how well the team is working together. The Blue Devils have become comfortable with one-touch passing, which means the players are able to know where everyone is going to be without having to look. This gives Salem an opportunity to move and control the ball as they work their way up the field. “We hope that a lot of this can carry over to our next game,” said Dunkley. The shower of relief that washed over the Blue Devils on Saturday was short-lived, at least for Coach Karibian. “Certainly, winning out would be awesome, but let’s see what happens on Wednesday against Alvirne,” said Karibian. The focus had already moved to the next team and the next chance to add to the positive side of their record. The season is not lost, but it will take more great efforts from this Salem High team to make the rest of this year count.
Senior Joshua Given prepares to kick the ball through Spaulding defenders during Friday’s win.
Despite Losing Effort, Football Team Moves Forward
by Jacob Gagnon The Blue Devils never gave up. Even when the opposing score of the October 5, Friday night game against Exeter High School began to mount, the Salem High School football team continued to fight. Exeter High continued their dominant season with a win over Salem, 35-6, but the Blue Devils maintained something more important in defeat: pride. “I’m not concerned with the scoreboard, I’m concerned with the effort and the toughness and I think they showed it tonight,” said Head Coach Adam Gagne. “They kept moving forward and they kept fighting. Football is a long game with things going in many directions and we always talk about just moving forward, having a next play mentality and keep swinging.” Salem High School kept the game within reach in the first half of play. Senior Ryan Nichols, making the start at quarterback, was able to drive down the field throughout the game. “Ryan Nichols played good at quarterback and the O-line played tough,” said Gagne. Senior Rasheed Adigun and junior Jason Martinez combined for an effective running game that helped the Blue Devils’ offense gain a rhythm in Friday’s contest. Although he has yet to secure his first win at the helm of the program, Gagne was proud of his team after Friday’s loss. “The effort, the toughness, the pride in playing football and they brought it tonight,” said Gagne. After falling behind in the first quarter, Salem
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struck with their first and only score of the game to start the second quarter. Adigun, on 4th and goal, pushed through Exeter defenders into the end zone for a touchdown. At the end of the half, Salem was only trailing 14-6. “The way we looked at it, is this is probably the best team in the state and we held with them in the first half. We just made stupid mistakes ourselves, so practice should take care of itself,” said Nichols. The Blue Hawks have been one of the strongest teams in the division, especially offensively. Salem played a solid game and, at times, was able to shut down Exeter’s powerful O. “I thought the defense played great, the linebackers played great,” said Gagne. A newer member of the Salem defensive squad, senior Jackson Peck, made a big impact in Friday’s game. Peck’s position had been switched from running back to safety the week prior and it was a move that paid off. “He (Peck) brought it. He really did. He made a big difference on defense,” said Gagne. Losses, even against the best teams in the state, can bring a team down emotionally. Even though each Blue Devil player felt the heaviness of the loss in their moods, their spirit had not been touched. “That’s what he (Gagne) preaches is day by day. Don’t give up. We’re not giving up,” said Nichols. The only thing left to do for the Blue Devils is what they have done and will continue to do all season. They will move on. “The goals don’t change. (We) take it one day at a time around here. We’re focused on getting the best and
the most out of that day, whether it be practice or a game,” said Gagne. Salem will head to Manchester to take on Memorial High School
on Friday October 12, where they hope to end their slide. Still, Coach Gagne and his team will continue to work hard and hope the wins follow.
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Volleyball Overcomes Central Challenge
The competitor inside each athlete came through as Salem cruised through the fourth set to not only snap Central’s momentum with a 23-7 victory, but to take the overall win, three sets to one. “I think we came out kind of flat. We had to pick it up a little. We had to figure it out and we did,” said senior Rachel Morrissey. “It was kind of like a wakeup call for us.” Morrissey finished the match with 16 digs. Senior Kelsey Card and junior Amanda Bickford each collected five aces. Card also assisted with 21 points. Senior Brianna Wojtas and junior Olivia Burke had ten kills apiece. “I think Olivia Burke showed a lot of character today, trying to keep the team together,” said Roemer. The Blue Devils scored another win two days later over Spaulding High School, 3-0, and have improved to 13-1 on the year. With only four matches left until the postseason, Coach Roemer is just as confident as his team is as to how far they can go. “I think we have a good shot. We’ll be up and ready. We play better against better teams. We get energy, we play lively,” said Roemer. “I think if we play our game and are on our game, we can do very well,” said Morrissey. Salem High Volleyball may have to respond to another set loss, or shaky start before the year is through. Their response, as proven against Central, has been just what they needed.
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by Jacob Gagnon Athletic competitors are defined by how they respond to defeat. It is a survival instinct that all great athletes seem to possess. It is that response that separates championship-caliber contenders from postseason failures. The Salem High School Volleyball team, led by Head Coach John Roemer, found themselves in unexpected and unfamiliar territory on Wednesday, October 3, as Central High School pushed the Blue Devils to their limit in the first three sets of the match. It was their response to that adversity that shows how special this postseason may be. Sporting pink jerseys for the “Dig Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Game,” Central High School came to their home court ready to play. Despite a slow start, Salem was able to put away the pinkclad Little Green in the first set, 25-16. Central would not roll over to Salem, who has become one of the top teams in the state this season. “We made too many errors in the beginning matches,” said Coach Roemer. Central High was able to capitalize on those errors in the second set. After falling 20-13, the Little Green came back to tie the game and eventually take the set, 28-26, to tie the match at one apiece. The third set was another close battle, much closer than Roemer or Salem had expected, but the Blue Devils narrowly won, 25-21. “We were able to struggle through our struggles
Brianna Wajtas #9; Rachel Morrissey #13; Kelsey Card #15 posing with Central captains Canielle McCrossin #31; Sarah Mealey #1; Sammi Desaulniers #23 as part of the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game. and come back to really show what we could do in the fourth game,” said Roemer. ”In the fourth game, they finally showed what they could do and they realized they had to play as a team.” It was like watching a flip being switched and the more dominant version of the Blue Devils take to the court. It was the first time all evening that the Little Green girls were overwhelmed by Salem.
Field Hockey Finds Their Aggression
by Jacob Gagnon The question haunting the Blue Devils following Saturday’s homecoming loss to Timberlane was where had their aggression gone when they needed it most? The Salem High School Field Hockey squad had played physical all game, but when an opportunity arose to strike, at least on Saturday, the team froze. The problem, however, was temporary. The Blue Devils team found that aggression this week. As long as it holds, Head Coach John Gatsas believes his team will go far as the postseason approaches. “We’ve got to play this way the rest of the year,” said Gatsas. Gatsas and the team communicated with a simple, straightforward talk to get back on the same page in the days following homecoming. The result was a realization of what the team’s goals were, and what each player needed to do to earn those goals. It was a chat that, evidently, worked wonders. Salem High School rebounded from their Timberlane loss with a win over Londonderry High School, 3-1, powered by two goals from junior Amanda Travaglini. The Blue Devils followed that brilliant performance with another, as they traveled to Central High School to take on the Little Green on Tuesday, October 2. Salem defeated Central High, 1-0, on a corner goal from junior Abbey Raymond midway through the second half. Although only winning by a point, the Blue Devils controlled the action all contest. “We’ll take the 1-0 win, but as long as we’re proving in the aggressive department,” said Gatsas. Salem outshot their opponents 9-0. “Everybody’s back, everybody’s healthy, we’re moving the ball well and playing a little more Junior Alex Breen moves the ball away from Salem’s side during Tuesday’s victory at Central. aggressive in corners,” said Gatsas. “Against “I think we all played really well. We’re starting Timberlane, we weren’t as aggressive as we were to really come as a team and work off of each tonight. The last two games we’ve played very other,” said Abbey Raymond. well, we’ve stepped up. Everybody’s contributed.” Senior Alexandra Twomey, junior Alex Breen
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and sophomore Liz Twomey all put forth great effort to contribute to Tuesday’s victory. The entire squad, from bench players to starters, has been responsible for what has been an impressive season. “The last two games have been a great team effort,” said Gatsas. The Blue Devils, who sit at 8-4-1 on the year, will wrap up their regular season with a home contest against Exeter High School on Friday, October 12th. Exeter is currently leading the division and will provide a crucial test for the Salem High girls. “That’ll set the tone for the tournament,” said Gatsas. “I think everyone kind of underestimated us because we’re a young team. After a shaky start, we’re really getting our groove on and starting to really figure out how to play together,” said Raymond. Raymond, much like her coach and teammates, is confident in the team that surrounds her. The Blue Devils will have a chance to showcase their reinvigorated aggression against Exeter. As for the postseason, the Salem girls are ready. “I think we’re going to do really well,” said Raymond.
RAYS Swim Team Kicks Off Fall Fundraising with $1,200 Lead Gift
submitted by Dianna Craven, Rockingham Area Youth Swim Team The RAYS, Rockingham Area Youth Swim Team, has kicked off its 11th season with a generous donation of $1,200 from the Kiwanis Club of Salem. This lead gift will enable the team to purchase one of six touchpads needed for the season’s meet schedule to be held at the Salem Workout Club and Wellness Center. “The Kiwanis Club of Salem is proud to support the 180 children on the RAYS team along with hundreds of children from visiting teams across NH that will utilize this much needed equipment. The Kiwanis Club of
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Left to right: Jack McCarthy, Elisabeth Bamford (Salem); Wil Bamford, President, Kiwanis Club of Salem; Jillian Bamford (Salem); and Jason Domogala (Windham). Salem is dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.” stated Wil Bamford, President, Kiwanis Club of Salem. The team has raised funds to purchase four new touchpads over the past two years through bake sales, car washes and hosting USA meets, but the remaining six touch pads are failing at a faster rate than the team can raise funds. We are seeking contributions from area businesses and charitable organizations in order to ensure that the equipment is functional for both home and USA meets this season. Phase 1 of this project will total approximately $7,200 to purchase six touchpads and cabling. Once this phase is complete, the team will begin phase 2 fundraising for a scoreboard and announcement board. The RAYS serves boys and girls aged 5 to 19 in Southern NH. Currently, the 180 members of the RAYS practice daily at the Workout Club and Wellness Centers in both Salem and Londonderry. The team is represented by its Parent Advisory Board, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the management of and fundraising for the RAYS team. For information about the RAYS, or to help support our team, contact Lori Muller at email@example.com or visit us at www. raysnh.org.
We Will Pay Up To $500 For Some Cars and Trucks!
Don't trust your boat to just anyone!
TAKE IT TO THE PROS!
*Factory Certified Techs* *Over 50 Years experience* *100% Fully Insured*
Murray’s Auto Recycling
55 Hall Rd. Londonderry, NH
WE ARE A FULL SERVICE DEALERSHIP!
We Sell Parts
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
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ONLY THE PROS CAN GUARANTEE
*The most thorough winterizing process
(Not just draining water)
Winterize + Shrinkwrap Season Has Arrived
Our 30th Year!
40 Liberty St. - Salem, NH
ALL AMERICAN SELF STORAGE
October 13, 9am to 2pm
Good Food available for purchase Face painting for the kids by Chamillion Colors
*Indoor Shrinkwrap Facility *Heated and out of the elements! *The most qualified and most professional service in the business CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! PICK UP, DELIVERY AND STORAGE AVAILABLE
Genesse Auto Repair, Inc.
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC All types of repairs Brakes - Tune ups - Exhaust - Tires - Shocks - Batteries - Wheel Alignments - Air conditioning NH State Inspections 603-898-1899
BARGAINS FROM A TO Z
(on the MA/NH line)
255 Hampstead St., Methuen, MA
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