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Train Station thanks to Quality Response Systems,” said the Chamber’s Executive Director, Donna Morris. Quality Response Systems, LLC provides AED and CPR solutions for schools, fitness centers, churches, corporations, police stations, and other organizations that accommodate or serve the public and have a need for providing public access defibrillation. Quality Response Systems, LLC has been awarded the New Hampshire State Contract for New Hampshire State Agencies for the next three years. For any questions or comments about Quality Response Systems’ products or services, call 458-2726. At right: Vince Celetano, Director of Sales and Marketing, Quality Response Systems LLC; Donna Morris, Executive Director, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce; Bill Wood, Preparedness Coordinator, NH Department of Safety. Courtesy photo submitted by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Quality Response Systems, LLC, a Salem based company that specializes in the distribution of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), recently donated an AED to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike at any time, and fewer than 10 percent of SCA victims typically survive. Studies have shown that the likelihood of survival increases if the victims receive Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or use an AED within five minutes of collapse. The clinically advanced AED is an easy-to-use product that helps lay rescuers respond quickly and effectively to a SCA event. “We are thrilled with the AED donation. Although we are certainly hopeful we will never have to use it, it is great to know we have this life saving tool available at the Depot
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Volume 6 Number 29 February 1, 2013 12 Pages
Casino Advisory Committee Approved
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Selectmen were flush with support for a Casino Advisory Committee Monday, but the make-up of that committee split the board. With the anticipation of an expanded gaming bill to face state lawmakers this session, local officials are betting Rockingham Park will obtain a license. Earlier this month, members of New Hampshire Casino Now, a local advocacy group supporting expanded gaming at Rockingham Park, requested the committee be established. The suggested make-up of the nine-person committee included the Town Manager, Community Development Director, and a budget committee member, all of which selectmen felt weren’t necessary. Chairman Patrick Hargreaves recommended a committee consisting of two Board of Selectmen members, one School Board Member, five Residents, and one State Representative or Senator. Selectman James Keller favored some of the changes. “I’m all for more citizens and less administration,” he said. Keller also suggested an equal distribution of officials, noting two selectmen would sit on the committee as proposed and only one school board member. Selectman Stephen Campbell felt the distribution was fair. “the casinos aren’t going to do much if anything to the school district,” he said. Campbell added the school district would benefit from an increase in property value, but said the three percent of gross revenues, a number proposed to go to the hosting town of a casino in previous bills, would help the town fund increased police, fire, and road continued to page 3 - Casino
Head Football Coach Adam Gagne Resigns After One Season
by Jacob Gagnon First year Salem High School Football Coach Adam Gagne will not return to the gridiron for the Blue Devils next season. Following a winless (0-11) 2012 campaign, Gagne has announced that he is stepping down from his Head Coach position at Salem in order accept the same position at Westford Academy in Massachusetts, where he also teaches. Gagne was an offensive coordinator at Westford Academy for three seasons prior to being named the Head Coach of Salem High School in February of 2012. With Gagne gone, the void that former Head Coach Jack Gati left after the 2011 season is evident once again. Gati served 18 years as Head Football Coach at Salem and recorded 121 career victories. From the start of his short stint at Salem High, Gagne vowed to take everything day by day. It was a simple philosophy that Gagne and his team stuck with, even as the season progressed and the losses piled up. “We don’t talk about or worry about anything down the line. We’re worried about next practice,” said Gagne last August, one week before the start of the regular season. “We don’t use any future games or any future rivals or anything like that to stay motivated. We’re worried about our day-to-day operations. We work on getting better day by day.” It was a way for both Gagne and the Blue Devils Football squad to not dwell on each defeat. By worrying about the next practice, the next day, Gagne helped his team maintain a level of focus for each activity without fear over the future. After every game, Gagne’s comments about anything further down the road than the next practice or the next game were not mentioned. The young team, he knew, would progress with time. In a season that, on the record book looked dismal, there were plenty of bright spots that shined like stars through a cloudy night sky. Junior Jason Martinez led the Blue Devils offense with a breakout year at running back. Martinez will return to the field for Salem motivated to not only match his multiple touchdown performances from last season, but to far exceed them. Even without Gagne at the helm, the Blue Devils future has not dimmed.
Keith Belair on ‘Flipping Boston’
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan National attention is coming to a local businessman after being contracted to design and install space-saving furniture in a small Lynn condominium. Flipping Boston, a national A&E Network show, follows CityLight Homes contractors Dave Seymour and Peter Souhleris as they purchase properties in the Greater Boston Area, renovate, and sell them for a profit. But when the duo took on a 330 square foot Lynn, MA, condo, they approached Keith Belair, owner of More Space Place in Salem, to make the most of the confined space. “This renovation is a perfect example of what we do,” Belair said. “More Space Place is all about helping people make the most of their space by utilizing built-in organization and customized storage to meet their individual needs.” Interior designers from the show met with Belair to determine the best configuration of his space-saving modular furniture, to maximize the condo’s use. A fold up murphy style New Yorker Panel Wall Bed was installed in the main room of the studio, featuring shelving, slideout nightstands, a queen bed, and cabinet space. The other side of the room received an entertainment center and custom built desk. Belair said Souhleris came to his store to pick out a bed, but quickly discovered the availability of a matching entertainment center and office desk. “The whole wall used the same panels,” Belair said. “The whole big room was done by me.” There wasn’t much Belair didn’t install in the small studio. “The only other things left in there were the kitchen and bathroom.” The space-saving furniture provided added function to the room. Without the fold up bed and compact entertainment center, Belair said it would only be a bedroom. “You’re not throwing away your one room on a bedroom,” he said. On the set, Belair said it was a typical job. CityLight Homes began prior to the A&E series, and Seymour and Souhleris continue doing what they do best, flipping homes. “They’ve been doing it for years,” Belair said and while they may argue with each other, he was treated well.
Peter Souhleris of the hit A&E show Flipping Boston stands with Salem business owner Keith Belair of More Space Place after he installed a New Yorker Style Panel Wall Bed in a 330 square foot Lynn, MA, condominium. The episode will premiere March second on A&E. After the bed was installed, Belair said Souhleris tried it out, giving directions and ordering food. Belair enjoyed working with the team, and hoped to work with them again in the future. After the renovation, the condominium was put up for sale and the results are unknown. “You’ll have to watch the show to find out,” Belair said. A tentative airdate on March 2 is planned for the episode on the A&E Network. More Space Place has 38 stores across the country offering modernized space-saving furniture to fit any room.
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Margaret Fitzgerald and Kathryn Scionti were named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the fall semester. Named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Roger Williams University were Elizabeth Collins, majoring in History/Secondary Education and Natasia DiMario, majoring in Undecided/Liberal Arts. Allison Moldoff was named to Dean’s List for fall semester at Simmons College. Allison is also a member of the Simmons College Emerging Leaders Program, a group that discusses different leadership tactics and learns about ways to lead. Allison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moldoff. Amy Burzak has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Marquette University. Burzak is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. Colby-Sawyer College has named the following residents to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the fall semester: Courtney Ariana DelGreco, class of 2016 a Nursing major; and Michael Wesley Sapochetti, class of 2013, Psychology major. The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester: Tony AbouJaoude (High Honors), Dallas Alicea (Honors), Kelsey Bagrowski (High Honors), Kathryn Beaulieu (High Honors), Matthew Blunt (Honors), Ruthann Breen (Honors), Darren Brown (Honors), Nicole Camuso (High Honors), Brianna Cole (Highest Honors), Amy Conte (Highest Honors), Janelle Costigan (High Honors), Shayla DeRosa (Honors), Amy Desrosiers (Highest Honors), Kerri Dodier (Honors), Emily Dwyer (Highest Honors), Kevin Dwyer (Highest Honors), Nicholas Frederico (High Honors), Jonathan Gallant (Highest Honors), Stephanie Gibbons (Honors), Max Gordon (Highest Honors), Stephanie Graffeo (High Honors), Tyler Gullbrand (Highest Honors), Brittany Haidaichuk (Highest Honors), David Harris (High Honors), Ellen Haynes (High Honors), Taylor Hughes (High Honors), Harrison Jutras (Honors), Amy Landry (Honors), Adriana Lonardo (High Honors), John Lyons (Honors), Todd MacPherson (Honors), Gabrielle Mele (Honors), Kristina Monteiro (Highest Honors), Erika Moretti (Highest Honors), Zachary Munroe (High Honors), Kelly Nolan (Honors), Julia O’Brien (High Honors), Sarah Oliveira (Honors), Kevin O’Neil (High Honors), Carlos Perez-Ruiz (Honors), Samantha Ring (Highest Honors), Kassia Russell (High Honors), Christopher Schwab (High Honors), Nicolette Schwab (High Honors), Elizabeth Shambarger (High Honors), Robert Sheikhabdou (High Honors), Trevor Sidney (Highest Honors), Connor Slein (Honors), Rebecca Smeltzer (Highest Honors), Alexander Stewart (Honors), Sean Stewart (High Honors), William Taveras (High Honors), Erica Tilton (Highest Honors), Michaela Tremblay (High Honors), Denys Tymchenko (Highest Honors), Leeann Vadala (Highest Honors), Shelby White (High Honors), Stephanie Whiteneck (High Honors), Samantha Wholley (Highest Honors), and Michaela Wojtas (Highest Honors), Maquela Barron has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Salve Regina University. Barron is a freshman majoring in Biology The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that the following residents have qualified for the fall semester Dean’s List: Alexandra B. Sliney, Anne E. Reynolds, Anthony T. Donofrio, Brenna Walsh, Catherine Patricia Fazioli, James Robert Ota, Madison Reilly Lavoie, Ryan O’Callahan Hatﬁeld, and Shaun Cayabyab. Send your Accolades to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo
submitted by Donna Morris, Executive Director, Greater Salem Chamber The Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Salem Chamber is sponsoring “Concord Connections” in partnership with the Greater Salem Rotary Club, on Friday, February 8, at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, beginning at 7:45 a.m. This event is open to the public, and will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with members of the New Hampshire Legislature. The event will take place in the lower level Tuscany Room, and will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the audience having the opportunity to
meet with legislators over coffee and pastry. At 8:15 a.m., a formal program will commence featuring New Hampshire State Senators James Rausch and Chuck Morse addressing three primary topics (i) state budget, (ii) gaming, and (iii) status of I-93 construction funding. There will be opportunities for audience questions, and to address these subjects, or others, as part of a moderated discussion. The program will end at 9 a.m., and the audience and guests are welcome to stay until 9:30 a.m. to engage in individual dialogue with elected officials. If you would like to attend, call the Chamber office at 893-3177, or e-mail
email@example.com. The event is sponsored by the local law firm, Beaumont and Campbell, Professional Association. The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is dedicated to scheduling and hosting events which provide membership and the residents of our constituent communities with the opportunity to be informed on matters of legislative concern. We also strive to foster dialogue between Chamber members and governmental leaders on issues of concern to the business community.
Police, Postal Inspectors Intercept Mail Delivery
submitted by Salem Police Department On Wednesday morning, January 23, Salem Detectives were notified by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that a suspicious package had arrived in Salem from California. The return address and sender did not exist. Salem Officer Dan Nelson and K-9 Trigger, who is certified in drug detection, “hit” on the package. Salem Detectives sought and received a search warrant for the residence it was being delivered to. At approximately 2:42 p.m., Salem Detectives and Inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service delivered the package to 29 Lowell Rd. Immediately following the delivery, Salem Detectives executed the search warrant. The female who signed for the package indicated she signed for it for her grandson. The package contained 5 pounds of marijuana and during the search warrant, Detectives found another pound of marijuana (for a total of 6 pounds), numerous drug paraphernalia, a ledger and a small amount of cash. Police were able to locate the grandson down the street and take him into custody without incident. He was identified as Christopher Walker, 22, of Salem. Walker was processed, charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute (felony), and later released after posting $2,500 cash bail. Police had asked for higher bail and wanted a source of funds hearing.
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Why Should We Invest $17M in Soule, Fisk and Haigh Schools?
It’s important to remember, as we approach the February deliberative session and the March vote, why we’re doing elementary school renovations and upgrades. We need to improve the safety and security of our schools and maintain our buildings. We need permanent space for state required kindergarten and appropriate permanent space for student special services. We need to stop teaching in portable classrooms, closets, stairwells, bus ports and hallways. Fisk and Soule schools do not have permanent kindergarten space. We have to spend $40,000 per year just to rent portables at Soule and Fisk to get that space. That cost doesn’t include lighting and heating and it’s easy to believe we’re spending too much money on heating energy-inefficient structures. Because there’s no dedicated space at Soule and Fisk for individualized reading instruction, physical therapy, occupational therapy or student special services, like there is at North Salem, Lancaster and Barron, we’re still trying to teach in portables, closets, hallways and stairwells. There are no dedicated multi-purpose rooms so we’re still using cafegymatoriums; no adequate nurse’s rooms; no fire sprinklers and no new improved security entrances. We need to address our real student educational and safety needs. Based on the current enrollment projections, Haigh School will continue to be an active school with students in attendance for the next few years. While a multi-million dollar renovation might not be appropriate at this time, the students and staff at Haigh deserve a sound, safe and secure building too. The building needs a sound roof, a fire sprinkler system and an upgraded fire alarm system. The students need good lighting, good heating and air circulation and better security. In fact, any future occupants, whether they are students and staff or rent-paying tenants, will need these upgrades. Most of these upgrades would be needed to keep even an unoccupied building in sound and safe condition. We can renovate the Fisk and Soule Schools and upgrade Haigh School using bonds totaling approximately $17 million. The maximum tax impact, on a $300,000 house, is just over $100 per year in the highest year. The amount decreases every year after that. Less than $10 per month is a reasonable price to pay to get permanent space for state required kindergarten, appropriate permanent space for student special services, new multi-purpose rooms, new entrances, new adequate nurse’s rooms, upgraded plumbing, electrical, heating/ventilating and safety systems. It’s true that just making buildings “nicer” won’t guarantee a better education. But we’re not just making these buildings “nicer”; we’re adding new educational spaces for kindergarten and student special services and we’re making them safer. These renovations can make a better education easier to achieve. We’ve heard from parents and staff at Lancaster, North Salem and Barron that renovations there improved educational outcomes, especially for students who require special services. These proposed renovations can help make a better education easier to achieve at our other three elementary schools. Shouldn’t we help make a successful outcome easier to achieve? The March school warrant will have two articles to vote on in order to provide the funding for these renovations and upgrades. Article 2 will be for just over $16.2 million and Article 3 will add just over another $805 thousand to give a total of just over $17 million worth of necessary improvements to our buildings. It is a testimony to the soundness of this plan that the Budget Committee recommended both articles. Join me in voting “Yes” on Article 2 and 3 because these renovations will make a successful outcome for our students easier to achieve. Peter Morgan, Salem
Shaheen, Ayotte Lead Bipartisan Effort to Improve Mental Health Care and Awareness
submitted by the Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced legislation aimed at expanding mental health first aid training and increasing the effectiveness of mental health care across the nation. The Mental Health First Aid Act of 2013 provides support for training programs to help the public identify, understand, and address crisis situations safely. The bill also calls for protocols for initiating timely referrals to mental health services available in local communities. “As a country we simply must do better when it comes to increasing access to mental health services, particularly for children and young adults,” said Senator Shaheen. “This bill represents an important step towards expanding access to mental health services and provides training for healthcare professionals and teachers who work with young people. We hope that programs like these will help diminish the stigma that sadly prevents too many from seeking the treatment they need. More importantly, this could play a role in preventing future tragedies like the one we saw in Newtown last month and that is a move that our entire country should be ready to rally around.” “Our bipartisan legislation takes an important first step toward strengthening our mental health system,” said Senator Ayotte. “Improving mental health training for those who work in our schools, communities and hospitals will give them the tools they need to identify warning signs and help individuals get treatment.” The bill will provide grants for mental health first aid training programs for groups of individuals such as teachers, first responders, police officers, school and college administrators, veterans, and nurses. The bill also outlines a particular focus on training in rural areas. The legislation is also being cosponsored by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Jack Reed (D-RI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Specifically, the legislation would: · Highlight available mental health resources in local communities, including Community Mental Health Centers, emergency psychiatric facilities, hospital emergency rooms and other programs offering psychiatric crisis beds; · Teach the warning signs and risk factors for schizophrenia, major clinical depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, trauma, and other common mental disorders; · Teach crisis de-escalation techniques; and · Provide trainees with a five-step action plan to help individuals in psychiatric crisis connect to professional mental health care. The bill is endorsed by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA.
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Community Events --------Saturday, February 2 and Tuesday March 12 The Salem Town Meeting – First nd Deliberative Session will be held at Salem High School at 9 a.m. The Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 12. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the four polling places.
Saturday, February 2 The public is invited to support Family Promise at the “Fund the Van” Casino Night, which will be held from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Brookstone Event Center, Route 111, Derry. The event will include Poker, Roulette and Blackjack Chips available in $25 increments. Winnings will be paid in raffle tickets to a huge assortment of prizes valued from $40 to $80 each. Raffle tickets may also be purchased, plus there will be a dozen Silent Auction items valued from $100-$350. Marvelous appetizers will be served. The target goal is to pay off the $8,000 owed on the 16-passenger van for Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County, the newest chapter in the national program that provides transitional housing for homeless families with children. What makes them special is that the housing comes with help and guidance to help them overcome the issues that led to their homelessness. Tax-deductible event tickets are for sale, and the deadline for reservations is Monday, January 21 at noon. Limited to the first 150, so hurry to email Robyn at: email@example.com with your name and the number in your party.
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Saturday, February 9 Back by popular demand, Trout Unlimited is offering a Fly Tying workshop at the Kelley Library at 9 a.m. Space is limited, so be sure to register. Contact Paul at 898-7064 to register and for more information, or register online at: www.kelleylibrary.org.
Senator’s Update; and 9-9:30 a.m. – Opportunity to speak individually with your State Representatives. For more information or to RSVP to this event, please contact Christine at 603-893-3177, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday February 11 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold the HYPE - Second Annual Really Big Speaker Event at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Road, Atkinson, starting at 4:30 p.m. The schedule will run as follows: 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking; 5:30-8 p.m. – Event; and 8-8:30 p.m. – Book Signing. Tickets are on sale now. Join us for a night of inspiration and secrets shared by successful business leaders that turned their passions into profitable careers.
Meetings -------------------------Tuesday, February 5 The Salem Woman’s Club will hold th their next meeting at the Kelley Library, beginning with lunch at noon. Women’s Club members will also hold a bake sale at the Deliberative Town Meeting on Saturday, February 2 at 9 a.m. at Salem High. On sale will be home baked cookies, brownies and other goodies along with coffee and bottled water. New members are always welcome. More information is available from Co-Presidents Dorothy Falco, 8984625 and Beverly Johnson, 893-0283.
Sundays, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 2 The Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, Salem, will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life – Salem. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausages and beans. Admission will be $5.00 per person, $3.00 for children and $12.00 for a family of 3 or more. This is an annual fundraising event. Please mark your calendar and come join us for a great breakfast.
School Activities ---------Sunday, February 10 – Saturday, February 16; and Friday, March 8 th The Salem Chapter of Dollars for Scholars has played a major role in helping high school seniors fund college expenses. Over the past 40 years, this remarkable organization has awarded scholarships to over 1000 recipients. Dollars for Scholars relies heavily on support from the community for its continued success, and therefore would like to inform residents of two important upcoming events. The first event is a Mail-A-Thon. During the week of February 10 – February 16, Dollars for Scholars will be conducting its first annual MailA-Thon to replace the Phone-A-Thon. Student volunteers will prepare envelopes with pledge sheets in them on Sunday and Monday. These will be mailed to Salem residents. Please be on the look-out for a pledge form that will be coming in your mail. The second event will be the annual Dinner Dance on Friday, March 8 at the Atkinson Country Club. The event provides an opportunity to honor various memorials that have been established while enjoying great food, dancing, and some very nice raffles. Good Time DJ’s will be providing the entertainment. Tickets may be obtained on the Dollars for Scholars Website at www.salemdollarsforscholars.org or by contacting Heidi Greenlaw, 893-7069, ext. 5306 or Christine Jefferson, 898-3631.
Thursday, February 7 Michael Delahanty, Salem Superintendent of Schools, announced that the Salem School Board has set the Salem School District Deliberative Session for Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m., in the Seifert Auditorium at Salem High School. All registered Salem voters are invited to attend this first annual meeting. The School Board is proposing an operating budget for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition, attendees will hear about the proposed contract agreement with one collective bargaining unit. Finally, those in attendance will hear plans for the renovations and improvements to Fisk, Haigh, and Soule Schools as part of Phase II of the District’s Facilities Master Plan. There also is one citizen’s petition to be reviewed. Citizens with questions about this meeting or the process involved should call the Office of the Superintendent at 893-7040.
Thursday, February 14 th The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club will hold a Cruising through Windham, Discover Rotary Evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Searles School and Chapel, 35 Range Road, Windham. All proceeds benefit Greater Salem NH Rotary Club. Your $10.00 donation includes complimentary appetizers, and beer and wine. A cruise to Bermuda award winner will be drawn at the event! The event will feature live music by The Chris White Band. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Saturday, February 16 Crawlers, start your engines! The Mall at th Rockingham Park is hosting its second annual Diaper Derby on February 16, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Registration is going on now – February 16 (8:45 a.m.) Parents or guardians can visit Guest Services to enter their crawler to compete against other crawlers, participate in a variety of activities and see local vendors on display! Pre-registration is encouraged and participation is free!
Tuesday, February 5 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Before Hours Networking event at Salem Sports and Rehab, 13 Red Roof Lane, Suite 2, Salem, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. If you find that you have no time at night to make it to a networking event, then give Business Before Hours a try! Start your day right, with some “Coffee and Commerce.” Great business starts with strong relationships. Use this event to meet fellow business professionals, learn about their products and services, and spread the word about yours! Coffee and pastry provided. Call the chamber office at 603-893-3177 to RSVP.
Saturday, February 9 th Community Crossroads is excited to announce that the 16th Annual Kid’s Carnival will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodbury Middle School on Route 97 in Salem. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted at the door. The event’s main sponsors
Wednesday, February 6 Come to the Kelley Library to discuss The Ethos Effect, by L.E. Modesitt with the Salem Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club at 7:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members
Friday, February 8 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee and The Greater Salem Rotary Club will sponsor Concord Connections, an opportunity to be updated on local topics and meet your local officials! This event will be held at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club in the Lower Level Tuscany Room, 85 Country Club Road, Atkinson, from 7:45-9:30 a.m. Please join Senators Jim Rausch and Chuck Morse as they update members of the Chamber, Rotary, and the business community on the status of three primary topics: (1) State Budget; (2) Expanded Gaming; and (3) Status Of I-93 Construction Funding. The schedule will run as follows: 7:45-8:15 a.m. – Registration and coffee with State Representatives; 8:15-9 a.m. –
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School. The deliberative session is for the purpose of discussing the warrant articles including the budget. We hope you are able to join us. We have a Spirit Day on February 8 – Crazy Socks Day! Show your school spirit and help your class earn Panther Points by taking part in this fun school wide activity. The following students were caught showing the trait of “Caring” as part of our Character Counts Program. Kaley Kornacki, Andrew Morin, Joshua Waterhouse, Keagan Ryan, Alex Hanna, Connor West, Kaiya Gagne, Mitchell Raskow, Sara Watanabe, Lessie Morganelli, Ashley Bodenrader, Anthony Manetta, Mia Molino, Kyleigh Oliveri, Leah Moore, Katie Chartrain, Robert Martiniello, Brielle Paquette, Madison Ciarcia, Zoe Monkiewicz, Michael Hanna, Danielle DiPrima, Elizabeth Butterworth, Hailley Caracoglia, Team 20, Will Marggraf, Alex Karibian, Liam Shpak, Noah Gagnon, Jackson Case, Timothy Spampinato, Mia Molino, Audra Daniels, Marcus Bellomo, and Sahvannah Silva. This week we shift our trait to “Fairness.”
submitted by North Salem School Our annual Read-A-Thon started on January 25 and runs through April 12 with this year’s theme being “Driven to Read!” Our goal is to help students develop good, solid reading habits that will help them become lifelong readers and successful in other subject areas as well. Please refer to the information your child brought home last week for more information on this reading incentive program. Please mark on your calendars that Wednesday, February 13, will be a Delayed Opening Day for students. School will start 90 minutes later than the normal time of 9 a.m. Our PTA will be sponsoring a special evening on Friday, February 1 – Pasta Palooza! Families who signed up in advance are able to purchase a wonderful dinner with Italian food provided by the Tuscan Market. Our fifth grade students will serve as wait staff for this fun family evening. Proceeds will benefit our Fifth Grade Celebration in June. The Salem School District deliberative session will take place on February 7, at 7 p.m. in the Seifert Auditorium at Salem High
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submitted by Sonny Tylus Relay for Life of Salem recently held its kick off meeting at the Knights of Columbus. This year’s Event Chair, Terri Conroy, started the meeting off by reviewing last year’s event. In 2012, the Salem event raised $146,000, had 543 participants, 113 cancer survivors and 30 new teams. The top team was PB&J, which raised $14,000. The second place team was the Knights of Columbus and the third place team was Synthroid Sluggers. Terri than talked about this year’s goal which are 60 teams, 679 participants, 200 cancer survivors and to raise $165,000. She said, “this is everyone’s event not the committee.” Bill Sherry introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Julian Chmieleki from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA, and the Broad Institute where she works. The American Cancer Society funds her research. She started off by talking about how she lost her dad and this led to her becoming interested in cancer research. Her program matches treatment to a specific gene in the cancer and has made some progress. Her work is at the molecule level, specifically the makeup of the DNA in the cancer. She talked about how today’s cancer treatment is geared to the individual because not all people react to the same treatment. The American Cancer Society enables researchers like Julian to interact with patients,
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clinicians and caregivers. Nanci Carney than talked about how ACS has set up a networking group called Cancer Action Networking or ACSCAN. The purpose is to advocate political positions. They meet with politicians on issues like raising the cigarette tax as well as supplying information to them. Peter Ames form the ACS Health Institute than explained how ACS spends the money the raised. They have an 800 number that is a resource for people to get information about all aspects of cancer. One of the programs they offer is the Road to Recovery. This Program offers free transportation to patients with cancer. Last year they gave 5,000 rides. Another one is the supplying of free wigs to women undergoing treatment. A big portion of the money is spent on research. There biggest challenge is to let people know what ACS does. This year’s honorary Chair is Mike Carney who talked about past chairs and their contribution to Relay. Mike said, “he is honored to be this year’s chair.” His final remark was “this is a team game and if you don’t commit you don’t win” which is quote from Belichick. This is year’s event will be held June 22 and 23. If you which to get involved, make a donation or start or join a team visit their website, www.relayforlife.org/salemnh.
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submitted by Rachel Ratay On January 14, students from Salem High School’s Future Business Leaders of America visited the Microsoft store at the Mall at Rockingham Park. During their visit, students toured the store and learned about potential prospective jobs that Microsoft offers. Students learned how product placement and store design affect a business. Students also learned about various products. In addition, students teamed up and created a skit to sell a specific product. All of the students did a great job and had a wonderful time. Salem High School’s Future Business Leaders of America would like to thank Microsoft for the opportunity.
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Mike Morin submitted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, NH will host its 26th Annual Charity Auction on Saturday, March 23, at the Club. This year’s theme is “La Dolce Vita” which means “The Sweet Life.” The celebration begins with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. skillfully prepared by The Tuscan Kitchen. The real fun begins at 8 p.m. when the live auction kicks off. This year’s event is guaranteed to dazzle with an array of new and exciting live auction items including: VIP Experiences, Disney passes, Monster Seats for Red Sox games, vacations, exclusive dining packages, and fabulous sports memorabilia! This year there will be a celebrity auctioneer, Mike Morin of WZID. Mike has co-hosted New Hampshire in the Morning on WZID for 11 of his 42 years as a radio personality Since 1967, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem has provided a safe, nurturing environment for young people from Salem and its surrounding communities. Club kids have a safe place to go every day after school with a professional staff that care about them and provide programs that are fun and build good character along the way. “We are very thankful for our Platinum Sponsor for the auction, Citizens Bank and our Gold Sponsor, Salem Cooperative Bank. They provide significant support for the programs that we offer” says Denise Dolloff, Director of Development for the Club. Reservations for the auction are now being accepted. Tickets are $75 per person - tables of 10. Tickets may be purchased on line at http://www.salembgc.org/ portal/upcoming-events?EV=54 or by calling Denise Dolloff at 898-7709, ext. 16. With your support, the Club can continue to make a difference in the lives of Club members and their families.
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Live music, always integral to this dance form, will be played on the fiddle and melodeon. Willing audience members may be invited to dance the Virginia Reel. 2:30 p.m. Heritage Heights - Tad’s Place, 149 East Side Dr. (603) 229-1266. February 9: Syria: What’s Really Going On?, Nashua, NH. Dr. Deina Abdelkader will present this event. Abdelkader will talk not just about the day to day fighting but also the broader implications of the uprising, for the country and for the region. She’ll examine the historical background of the dispute and give an objective assessment of the current situation. Abdelkader, an assistant professor in the political science department of the University of Massachusetts/ Lowell, specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and the Middle East and Muslim world. She has a Ph.D. in international relations and international comparative politics from the University of Maryland. No registration is required. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. (603) 5894610; www.nashualibrary.org/directions.htm. February 10: Dinah Whipple: Freed Slave, Wife of Prince and Teacher of the African Children, Nottingham, NH. The name of Dinah’s husband, Prince Whipple, is well known as the African man who was emancipated after accompanying his owner, General William Whipple, to fight in the Revolutionary War. He was one of 20 enslaved men who petitioned the NH Legislature for their freedom in 1779. Dinah Chase also had been enslaved up until the day she married Prince in 1781. After Prince’s death in 1797, Dinah began a school for African children in her home. This program, presented by Valerie Cunningham, describes Dinah’s world, first in New Castle as a slave, then as a freed married woman in Portsmouth, who became a teacher and community leader. 2 p.m. Blaisdell Memorial Library, 129 Stage Rd. (603) 679-8484. and spy for the Union cause and she battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War, but Tubman is best known for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Though she is one of the most famous women in our nation’s history, we have come to know her life through fictionalized biographies written for school children. Quezaire-Presutti separates reality from myth to reconstruct a richer and far more accurate historical account of Tubman’s life. 7 p.m. Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Dr. (603) 746-3663. February 14: A Visit With Queen Victoria, Littleton, NH. In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion. She and her husband, Albert, set an example of high moral character and dedication, a novelty in the royal house after generations of scandal. Through her children she left a royal legacy; an era bears her name. Sally Mummey performs this living history in proper 19th Century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders. 1 p.m. Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane. (603) 444-6050. February 14: Crosscut: A Spoken Documentary, Rye, NH. Using oral histories, Rebecca Rule recreates the voices of North Country people and uses new and vintage photos to tell the story of logging, the Berlin Mills, and life in the Androscoggin Valley from the beginnings of the logging industry in the 1800s through the boom years and on to the demolition of the stacks in 2007, marking the end of an era. Through the stories of individuals, a picture of a rich culture emerges. Audience members will be invited to share their own stories and discuss the logging and paper industries and the special place north of the notches. 1 p.m. Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Rd. (603) 964-6281. February 15: Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow, Durham, NH. Join Mary Todd Lincoln as she reflects on her life. She shares the tumultuous years as First Lady during the Civil War and that tragic evening at Ford’s Theatre. The assassin’s bullet changed the course of her life and that of the nation as well. Reduced to obscurity, Mrs. Lincoln lives out her life alone and overshadowed by her husband’s legacy. Presented by Sally Mummey. 10 a.m. Community Church of Durham, 17 Main St., Durham Contact: Alison Sweatt 868-7364 February 17: Austrian Ambassadors, Nashua, NH. In an unique exchange between Graz, Austria and Nashua: join Symphony NH violinist, Katharina Radlberger, and her brother Rupert Bergmann in this family affair of fine chamber music, accompanied by William Merril. This free program is underwritten through the generosity of The Huber Family Trust, allowing First Music to present at least one program per season without admission charge. Spend a perfect winter afternoon with the sounds of fine music offered in one of Nashua’s historic architectural gems! First Music has received civic and state citations for its artistic endeavors. Most recently, as part of the Best of NH 2012 for Free Classical Music, awarded by NH Magazine to the First Church of Nashua. 3 p.m. The First Church, 1 Concord Street. www.first–music.org, e-mail info@first– music.org; or (603) 882-4861, ext. 15. February 19: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln, Suncook, NH. Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the “Gettysburg Address.” Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War. 10:30 a.m. Suncook Senior Center, 10 School St. (603) 485-4254. February 21: Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook, Lincoln, NH. This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Inquire whether the speaker’s dog will accompany him. 6:30 p.m. Lincoln Public Library, 22 Church St. (603) 745-8159.
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by S. Aaron Shamshoyan A wood fired oven is to blame for a fire that led to The Tuscan Kitchen being evacuated Sunday night. At about 6:15 p.m. fire crews traveling through the depot returning from a small fire at McKinnon’s saw the smoke and responded to the Main Street restaurant. The fire was contained to the oven and chimney, but caused damage to the ceiling and roof. Damage is estimated at $25,000. Fire crews spent about two hours on scene where they discovered the source of the fire to be a wood-fired oven in the restaurant. Derry, Pelham, Windham, and Methuen fire departments assisted Salem firefighters. No injuries were reported. The restaurant was open for normal operation by Monday.
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“Thumbs up/ down. The selectmen made the right decision on the make up of the Gaming Committee. The final vote was one Selectman, one School Board, one State Rep or Senator, and six citizens to make up the committee. This was Jim Keller’s recommendation and it was the right one. Steve Campbell’s idea to have two Selectmen as Reps on the committee and one School Board representative was in my mind, unfair. The School Board should have equal representation. The picking of Steve Campbell to be the rep for the committee was a bad decision. While Steve is a smart person, he will bring a lot of negativity to the committee especially if they don’t see things his way.”
“Thumbs down to the woman saying that a women should never become President or hold any position of power. Women all over the world have been struggling to get equality for over 90 years. Who is to say men are any different than women, anyway? If it wasn’t for the women of the past, think of where you would be today. The women of history are Call for details Valid until 2/28/2013 astounding because of the great measures they went to er for the women of today. When Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10–5 mb Me you get your next paycheck, Thur : 10-8, Sun: 12-4 of you should be thankful for those women for getting you that paycheck and allowing you to hold a job and be independent. In the century we live in, we are lucky to be able to do the things we do, “Thumbs up to the Salem Police Department. and all I ask is that you think about those types If I could change the damn lights, I’d change of things before looking down upon your own them, too, because I can’t stand sitting there for gender.” five minutes sometimes waiting for the lights to change. Thumbs up, Salem Police, you are doing a great job.” “Thumbs up. You have to hand it to the Democrats. I just finished watching the testimony of Hillary Clinton regarding Benghazi. Hillary “Thumbs up. Congratulations to the Blind has demonstrated quite well to follow in her Commissioner, this year’s winner of the Battle husband Bill’s footsteps and what the Democratic of the Bands competition at Salem High. Their Party is all about. Her distortion of the facts, name probably comes from Bob Dylan’s song, her avoidance of the questions, excuses, lies, Desolation Row, from his 1965 Highway 61 deception, false emotion and cover up were album. The line is, ‘Here comes the blind all quite remarkable and unbelievable. Those Commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance, one Democrats are certainly quite proficient and hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is unsurpassed at deceiving and lying to the in his pants.’ And thumbs up to these young boys American people. However, I was glad to see for even knowing about this song, however, you she has fully recovered from her alleged and would have to ask Dan Donovan, the lead singer, convenient head injury.” to be sure about the group’s name.”
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Katherine M. Messina, 90, of Salem died January 21, 2013, at Lawrence General Hospital, with her daughter, Natalie, by her side. Katherine was born in Haverhill, MA, and was educated in both Haverhill and Lawrence, MA. She was a resident of Salem for the past 25 years, formerly of North Andover, MA. Katherine was a stitcher for Lawrence Clothing many years ago. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family. She was predeceased by her first husband, Anthony Spampinato; her second husband, Carmelo Messin; and son, Victor Spampinato. She is survived by her loving daughter,
William (Bill) Sackett of Salem died at his home surrounded by his loving family on January 24, 2013. Born in Detroit, MI, on November 5, 1934, the youngest of five sons of Martin Sackett and Margaret Leidel, William was a 40-year resident of Hampstead. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley (Tautenhan) Sackett; daughters, Sharon Boutin of Salem and her husband Gary, Sandra Campisi of Salem, and Kathleen Stimson of Derry; grandchildren, Brian Campisi and wife Noal of Hockley, TX, Shayne Spindler
and wife Laura of Houston, TX, Mike Perry of Portsmouth, Kendra Carl and husband Keith of Wilmington, MA; brothers, David Sackett of Brighton, MI, Richard Sackett of Mesa, AZ; and nine great-grandchildren. Bill met the love of his life, Shirley, when she worked as a bank teller at the drive-up window, where he handed over the first of many paychecks, before even holding hands for the first time. He was a wonderful, loving husband and father, and when he married Shirley he lovingly assumed responsibility for her three young daughters. He was a volunteer fireman on the Hampstead Fire Department and one of the original members of the Hampstead Rescue Squad as its Squad Captain for 10 years. Bill was a veteran of the Army as a
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MP and was a member of the IBEW local 58 of Detroit, MI. William was predeceased by granddaughter, Jamie Perry; and his brothers, Milton and Martin Sackett. A Funeral Mass was held on January 28, at the Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, followed by burial at the Lakeview Cemetery in Hampstead. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in William’s name can be made to the VA Medical Center (135), 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104. The Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home had care of the arrangements. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www. goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or find us on Facebook.
Natalie Camire of Salem, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Nicole Camire Tamsett and Kristin Camire. The joys of her life were her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Katherine Tamsett, whom she cherished. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on January 25 at St. Joseph Church, Salem, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the charity of ones choice. Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, had care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
William H. Brennan
William H. Brennan, 72, of Salem, died January 24, 2013, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA. He was born in Lawrence, MA, where he grew up and attended schools and graduated from Lawrence High School. Mr. Brennan was a machine operator at AT&T in North Andover, MA. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and loved his dog Rusty. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Rita (Fredrickson) Brennan. He was predeceased by his siblings, Eileen Hurrell and Richard Brennan. He is survived by his son, Daniel Brennan and his fiancée Kimberly Patti of York, ME; grandchildren, Matthew and Kyle Brennan; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on January 31 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem had care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Public notice is hereby made in compliance with N.H. R.S.A 7:19-a, II(d) of the following pecuniary benefit transactions, which exceed $5,000 and have occurred between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem Inc., a New Hampshire voluntary corporation, having a principal address of 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH: 1) B&H Oil, Inc. of 321 Main Street, Salem, NH, for a contract to purchase fuel oil. Ralph Glynn, an owner of B&H Oil, is a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club. 2) Windham Country Club of One Country Club Road, Windham, NH, for services provided. Joanne Flynn, an owner of Windham Country Club, is a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club. In compliance with N.H. R.S.A 7:19-a, II(d), written notice of these transactions has also been delivered to the New Hampshire Director of Charitable Trusts.
Mary Louise (Gilman) Petralia
Mary Louise (Gilman) Petralia, 81, of Salem, died January 26, 2013, at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry. She was born in Andover, MA, where she grew up and attended schools. She was a resident of Salem for the past 10 years, formerly of Lawrence and Salisbury, MA. Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Methuen, MA. She enjoyed her family and going out to eat with her sister and niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Petralia; and her siblings, Albert, Ralph, William, Robert, Blanche, Florence, and Edith. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Petralia of Manchester, and Robert Petralia of Salem; brother, George Gilman of Salem; sister, Ruth Fontaine of Salem; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on January 30 at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, followed by burial in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, MA. 214 Main Street, Salem, NH To send a message of condolence to the family, please www.douglasandjohnson.com view the obituary at www. Susan Douglas Hopkins Robert S. Carrier douglasandjohnson.com.
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Cultural Adventures at Home in NH
by Gloria Lavoie “Open Your Doors, Open Your Hearts.” That is International Cultural Exchange Service’s (ICES) motto. ICES is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting a more peaceful world by increasing international awareness and understanding among people of the world through experiences in cultural sharing. The organization, together with their representatives, finds host families here in America for foreign exchange students from Asian, European and South American countries. Kati Kulesza, of Windham, is an ICES area representative. She is passionate about travel and even dreamed of being an exchange student when she was growing up in Finland. She now enjoys her role with ICES immensely. She explained, “I was looking for a part-time job and have always been interested in working with people. I love learning about new cultures and languages and I truly believe this is a wonderful opportunity not only for the students but also the American families! Since America is such a huge country many people never travel abroad and miss opportunities of meeting people of different background. It is such an amazing way of exposing your kids to new experience right at home and encouraging their cultural curiosity!” Felix from Germany, Philip from Sweden and Sindre from Norway are all attending Derry’s Pinkerton Academy this year as foreign exchange students. They all are enjoying the time they are spending in the United States with their host families. They are enjoying their classes as well, although their grades do not transfer to their home countries. “I get to retake the year when I get home,” explained Philip. He was willing to take on a summer’s worth of courses when he returns to his home in Sweden in order to experience life in America for a year. “I decided to take this trip to speak better English and to explore another culture,” he explained. Philip jokes that he hopes to sample every fast food restaurant in the area. He admits that fast food is not his favorite thing that he has discovered in America. “It’s not my thing really. I like shopping for clothes. Everything is so cheap compared to Sweden,” he said. Felix is mostly enjoying American schools. “The tests are much more relaxed than in Germany where we have strict time pressure,” he explained. Sindre explained that being away from his family is the hardest part but he enjoyed celebrating the holidays with his host family. “They started introducing me as another cousin. Everyone was really nice and open,” he explained. The boys seem the most impressed with how welcoming and friendly Americans are. “It’s very different compared to Sweden,” said Philip. “Everybody wants to be your friend here,” he added. The boys agree that it is very common in their countries for people to keep to themselves and avoid eye contact with no small talk on the subways and city streets. ICES places about 900 students per year. Kulesza interviews families and presents the families with multiple profiles of students that she feels would fit in best with their lifestyle. She speaks enthusiastically of her 6 exchange students that she has helped place locally. “One student was placed with a host family on a temporary basis because they already had a student but they liked him so much, they asked if he could stay,” she said. “They are all so ambitious. This is like a dream come true for them,” she added. Host Mom, Asteria, of Chester, enjoys having an exchange student residing with her family. “It’s really good. We really enjoy doing it. People don’t understand why we do it. It is an experience people should have. You’re not just doing the student a favor; you’re really enriching your life and extending your friendship base and your world beyond just your little town,” she explained. Host dad, John, enjoys talking politics and sharing views on world events with his exchange student. “Sindre commented how the President’s family is altogether up on stage and it is quite a family affair. It’s
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W.F.Boutin EA - Total Tax Solutions LLC Without a question of doubt, the present tax code is cumbersome, complex and confusing. A large majority of taxpayers may not understand the code but do pretty much know what to expect they need to pay under the current system. We must all realize that whenever there is a tax cut, it will always beneﬁt those with high incomes more so than lower incomes. Lower income earners should also realize that many of the beneﬁts that they receive under the present code in tax credits or deductions are not available to the higher income brackets because most of these beneﬁts have a phase-out income limit. To begin understanding the "ﬁscal cliff" and how it would have affected you, you must remember the tax laws as they existed in 2001. ( This may not be an easy task ). The biggest change that took place was the modiﬁcation of the tax brackets. The tax brackets are divided into four categories of ﬁling statuses, Single, Married Filing Joint or Qualifying Widower, Married Filing Separate and Head of Household. Then within each category , there were ﬁve percentage rates applied to a range of income. The tax rates that existed in this ancient time were 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6%. The range of income varied for each category and percentage rate. A Single person's 15% range was $0 to $26,250 whereas the Married Filing Joint couple's 15% range was $0 to $43,850. ( Please note at this point that another matter of contention was that married people, who could be considered as two singles ( individual taxpayers) were penalized for being married. You can see that their 15% range was not 2 times the single rate. Also back in those days, the standard deduction for a single person was $4,400 while a married couple only received $7,350, thus the term marriage penalty tax.) The tables for single and married taxpayers were as follows:
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Three exchange students and area representative Kati Kulesza from Windham enjoy a day of skiing at Bretton Woods. not quite like that where he is from,” he commented. “It’s really interesting to hear his take on world events and also events that happen in the US,” he added. Host families are hoped for in Pelham, Windham, Hudson, Derry, Chester and Hampstead. Profiles are already coming in and Kulesza is hoping to match them with host families for the next school year where the students can help enrich the High School culture. Only students who demonstrate exemplary character, emotional and intellectual maturity as well as English speaking ability are accepted into the ICES program. While living in the United States, students have the same responsibilities as American teenagers as they must help with family chores and observe all family rules. When asked what criteria a host family needs to meet, Kulesza replied, “All they need to provide is meals and a bed. Most host families do it to expand their own children’s worlds. The students become part of your own family.” For more information on ICES, contact Kati Kulesza at email@example.com or view ICES website www.icesusa.org
Philip from Sweden, Felix from Germany and Sindre from Norway take time out from studying for their finals to talk about life in America.
So how do we calculate a tax from these tables. Take the amount that is on the taxable income line from the Form 1040 and interpolate the tax in this manner. A single person has taxable income of $35,600. The ﬁrst $26,250 is multiplied by 15% , the balance from 26251 through 35600 is multiplied by 28%. Add the two totals together to arrive at the tax for the income. The table to use to do the calculation is dependent upon the ﬁling status reported on the income tax return. ( The tax tables that exist in several IRS publications for any given tax year are derived from this method. However, the tables are only calculated to taxable income of $100,000. Therefore taxpayers who have taxable income over this amount must use the tax rate schedules.) With the bill passed in 2001, these 5 tax rates were increased to 6, with the range of income spread out over the new rates. These rates were ﬁrst put into effect on the 2002 tax return. The percentage rates were scheduled to gradually decrease to their present levels of today, however, in 2003 the timetable was accelerated to reﬂect today's rates. In 2002 the new rates were 10%, 15%, 27%, 30%, 35% and 38.6%. Next week we will take a look at the tax rate schedules of 2003 and compare the same taxable income as above Next week- The 2003 Tax Rate Schedule Have a tax question? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Memorial Stops Men’s Hockey Team with Last Minute Goal
by Jacob Gagnon The final minute of the game between the Salem High School Men’s Hockey team and Manchester Memorial High School unfolded as if in slow motion. The Blue Devils, down by a goal, pulled their goalkeeper in order to have an extra skater on the ice. The Salem fans, anxious and desperate, stomped their feet and clapped their hands in unison, shouting encouragement to their boys. The final buzzer sounded just as sophomore Cody Soucy made a diving stop in order to save an open-net goal, but the damage had already been done. The Crusaders, on Saturday evening, January 26 had halted the Blue Devils, 4-3, at the Salem Ice Center. “It lived up to the hype a little bit,” said Head Coach Mark McGinn of the battle between two of the top teams in the division. “First period we were kind of on it, the second they kind of came back. It was back and forth. Good effort, good game.” Just 1:18 into the first period, Salem High School, coming off of a dominating, 8-0 victory over Bishop Guertin High School on January 19th, struck first. Senior Shane Morin scored, while classmate Garnett Antkowiak and junior Dan Barbin assisted. Sophomore Cody Soucy celebrates his first goal of the night against Memorial. Soucy would record another score in Saturday’s loss. Soucy, doing more than saving a final Memorial goal, also led the Blue Devils on the by sophomore Paul Antkowiak and freshman Alex period to tie it up at two goals apiece. Soucy evening. He collected a power play goal less Ring. Antkowiak and Ring, along with senior Nick regained Salem’s lead with a score, his second of than five minutes into the second period with an Phair in goal, were able to keep the Crusaders at the night, at 6:25 of the third period. Classmate assist from classmate Kyle Svenson. Memorial bay through the first two periods. Jake Pappalardo collected the assist. “It felt good broke through with a goal at the nine minute mark Emotions ran high as penalties were given but I can’t do anything without my linemen Jake of the period. Salem led 2-1 heading into a wild and bodies crashed together all for control of (Pappalardo) and (Kyle) Svenson. They set me up third period. the Division. Memorial scored early in the third all night,” said Soucy, who scored his 14th and The Salem High School defense was anchored
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15th goals of the season on Saturday. Seconds later, the Crusaders put one past the Blue Devils to even it up again. With 1:11 remaining, Memorial took the lead for the first time all game with an unassisted goal. It was a lead they were destined to maintain. The Blue Devils, as any strong program is able to do, will make adjustments and use this loss as a lesson. Or, for Coach McGinn, three lessons. “One is stay out of the box. Two is you have to put a full game together. Three is you need to practice during the week, prepare better,” said McGinn. “Those are pretty much the three lessons that we got out of here today.” With the loss, the Blue Devils fall to 8-2-1 on the season. They will return to the ice in practice with a whole new motivation moving forward. They now know that, despite a strong game, they are just as vulnerable as any other team in the third period. “We’re going to pick practice up. We did a lot of good things too tonight, so we’re not going to change a whole bunch, but that fullgame effort has to get better. We’ll work on that in practice,” said McGinn. “We’re going to come back and play our hardest and do what we can do for the next games,” said Soucy. “We got to keep working. We let down a little and we can’t do that and that.” McGinn, Soucy, and the rest of the Salem High Hockey squad are aware, with the postseason looming in the near future, that it will take a whole new level of effort in order to hoist a New Hampshire State Championship. It is the final period of a hockey game, that the real victors are declared. The Blue Devils, through practice, preparation and production, plan to be that team.
Girl’s Gymnastics Team Remains Unbeaten
Staff photo by Jacob Gagnon
by Jacob Gagnon Salem High School Girl’s Gymnastics Head Coach Kyle Redmond can sum up her first season with the team simply and happily: “I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to top this season with the group of girls that we have.” It is that kind of year for the Blue Devils and Redmond in her inaugural campaign as Salem’s Coach. With their most recent victory, Salem improved to 6-0 on the season. On Wednesday, January 23, the Salem Girl’s Gymnastics team defeated Bedford, Keene, Milford, Merrimack Pelham, Souhegan, WiltonLyndborough and Windham High Schools in a multiple-team meet in Salem. The Blue Devils earned the victory with a team score of 135.3 points. As she has done all year, Nina Whittaker propelled her team into the top spot with leading performances in the Vault (9.3), Floor (9.4) and All-Around (35.8) categories. “Nina Whitaker has been a huge score for us all season,” said Redmond. Finishing just behind Whittaker in the All-Around scores was Kadie Tommasi (35.55 points), who has only recently returned from injury. It is yet another strong addition to a seemingly unstoppable Salem team. “Our seniors are stepping up. Every girl on the team has competed this year and they’ve all done exceptionally well for us. There isn’t one person who hasn’t put forth their best effort for the team,”
said Redmond. The Blue Devils plan to finish the season with an untarnished record as they will host Pinkerton Academy on Thursday, January 31, in the final meet of the season. Their pursuit of perfection will culminate on Saturday, February 16, in the State Championship meet hosted by Salem High School. Redmond, along with her athletes, are confident in their ability to score, to win, yet not satisfied with merely victory. It is the mark of true champions to want to constantly and continually improve. “The success can be attributed to the girls showing up for every workout and wanting to be there and wanting to work hard, change their routines and make them better , learn harder skills,” said Redmond. “Every girl wants to get better. They’re not just going to rest on the routines that they have. They still want to progress.” Whether Salem High School, led by Whittaker, will be able to complete the 2013 season unbeaten, Redmond and her team will maintain positive memories of their first season together. “Nothing will ever compare to your first year especially when you have such a great group of girls and such a talented team that’s doing so well,” said Redmond. “It will definitely be one to remember.” Redmond hopes that the State Championship meet will provide another memory they will never forget.
Nina Whittaker prepares for a vault. Whittaker has led the Blue Devils all season.
Pee Wee Basketball Wrap-up
submitted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem The third season of Pee Wee Basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem has wrapped up and with record numbers. There were over 120 registered athletes in the program and every player left with new friends, developed skills, medals, and an increased love for the game. All 12 of the teams developed together while running drills and scrimmaging with the other teams. They had a lot of fun while learning the basics of the game. The Club is excited to continue this program in the future and can’t wait to get the spring season of athletics started!
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