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Volume 6 Number 38 April 19, 2013 16 Pages
Lancaster Students Show Off Their Talents
Some of the Lancaster School’s teachers who performed a very entertaining version of “Thriller” towards the end of the show.
Philip Breton is seen performing the Star Spangled Banner.
Summer Quatrieri performing her Baton Twirling act.
Kiana and Kalli Roy performing a dance routine to “Trans- Siberian Orchestra,” seen here is a close up view of one of the two sisters.
by AJ Dickinson Hundreds of excited guests gathered at the Salem High Auditorium Thursday, April 4, all eager to see the Lancaster School’s “Talent Show.” The nearly two hours of live entertainment included everything from a Karate demonstration and hip-hop dancing, to the school’s first ever stand-up comedy act. The students, who were informed of the event just before February vacation, independently perfected each of their acts at home, making for tough competition. The over 30 acts which were required to be no longer than three minutes and no less than 30 seconds allowed each student enough time to showcase their diverse talents, resulting in a dynamic collection of performances enjoyed by all who attended.
Ararat Armenian Congregational Church Celebrates 100 Years
by Jay Hobson Harry Garabedian welcomes his guest with a firm, warm handshake and is wearing a blue tie and blue suit coat for the occasion. He invites his impromptu guest to his living room and takes a seat on the sofa. Harry sits tall and straight fixing the creases of his trousers, his home is immaculate and he answers questions about his life with openness and makes his guest feel welcome. Harry is a lifelong member of the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., located a short distance up the street from his home. The church, his church, is celebrating 100 years, Harry is 101. To put it in perspective, Harry was here before the Titanic sank, before the Bread and Roses labor strike in Lawrence, MA, he has lived through World War I, World War II and when Harry was born, it is safe to say there were still some civil war veterans alive. His Church has been here through many of the same things Harry has seen and according to Harry it was source of strength during hard times. “When prices were low for what we sold on the farm, the church was there. We could go there and know that we should keep going,” Harry said. The vibrance of Harry’s grip and strength of his faith is evident even today as the church may be a century old; the youth of Ararat Armenian Congregational Church is strong and vibrant. On Saturday, April 6, the youth of the church held a dance in the basement of the church. It was a dance that featured traditional Armenian music, exotic to the nonArmenian ear and dances that are also traditional to the Armenian community. The church with its white façade and steeple is also traditional. continued to page 7- Ararat Armenian Church
Ararat Armenian Church 100 Years old: Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St.
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Salem part of E-ticket Pilot Program
by Kristen Hoffman A new electronic system for tickets will be tested out in Salem over the next few months. Officials announced that Salem, Windham, and Pelham will be in the pilot program for E-ticket software. The program will begin at a later date. The software will help streamline the judicial process relating to tickets. The electronic database can be shared between the courts and the Department of Safety, thus reducing paperwork and time needed to fulfill tasks. The state hopes this helps streamline the entire process. This is a step in the process of completely eliminating paperwork in in law enforcement. The three towns all fall under the umbrella of Salem District Court. Police Deputy Chief Shawn Patten is glad that Salem was one of the towns chosen to try out the program, “we’re happy to part of the test process,” he said. The technology, known as “E-Ticket” software is already used by New Hampshire State Police. The software used in Salem will be different from what is already in use, but it will share the same purpose- to keep vital records from going missing. Patten said this will help make alleviate stress and any new technology that comes around to help make the job easier and safer is always welcome. Under the new program, a motorist who is stopped and ticketed in Salem will have their ticket documented and sent to Salem District Court from the officer’s cruiser. This information will be instantly accessible and has minimal chance of being lost through the process. Salem was chosen due to their high number of traffic stops. According to Deputy Chief Patten, Salem Officers made over 13,000 stops last year. A little over 1,000 of these resulted in actual summonses, and about 10,000 resulted in warnings. 2012 marked a decrease in motor vehicle stops. The State Police have used this technology for over a year, and the Department of Safety wrote in a recent press release that this is a step in the direction of establishing one central database. The same press release states that this technology may be used in as many as 140 communities across the state within the next six months.
Could Prove to Bring Bright Future
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Driving an electric car in New Hampshire might prove to be a challenge, but new charging stations around the state could make it possible. Dolores Rebolledo of the Granite State Clean Cities Collation said Tuesday commercial and private charging stations around the state are making electric vehicle ownership feasible, but can still prove a challenge. (left) Dolores Rebolledo, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator, explains to Manufactures are focusing on two types of electric vehicles, Battery Electric Regina Andler of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Green Committee about Vehicles (BEV) and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), the Tesla Battery Electric Vehicle, which produces zero emissions. Rebolledo said, adding BEV vehicles don’t produce emissions and that PHEV are low emission vehicles. While fully electric vehicles are relatively new to consumers in the state, hybrid vehicles are popular among residents. “New Hampshire ranks seventh per capita in hybrid ownership,” she said. But Plugin hybrids such as the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius plugin are becoming popular. Rockingham Toyota of Salem operates a Prius plugin as a shuttle and show car. “Prius right now is the number one hybrid in the world,” said Emmett Horgan, owner of Rockingham Toyota. “It’s truly a hybrid. A plugin hybrid is much like a traditional hybrid, but typically features a larger battery and ability to charge from commercial Gift Certificates Available www.thecolosseumrestaurant.com power, explained Horgan. Piano Bar Tues. & Weds. Evenings Breckenridge Plaza 264 NO. Broadway, Salem, NH continued to page 7- Electric Cars
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Emily Schmitz has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach was presented April 11-14 by the Plymouth State University theatre program, a division of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, in the Hanaway Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts. The production promises to be a hilarious and relatable operetta. In Orpheus in the Underworld, the title character goes on the journey of a lifetime as he travels from Earth to Olympus and into the Hades, meeting various intriguing and unique mortals and gods along the way. Orpheus in the Underworld expands upon the mythological story of Orpheus, a mortal man who loses his wife Euridice in the Underworld and goes to retrieve her with the help of the good gods. Salem residents Laura Daigle, a junior music education and theatre arts major performed as Juno and Kayla Fernekees, sophomore theatre arts major as ensemble member. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has named Derek Schultz to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Keene State College will host a Graphic Design show that showcases extensive work produced by 43 Senior Graphic Design students. The show provides an opportunity for area employers to connect with students who will be entering the workforce this summer, and also offers the public a chance to view designs and talk with students. The show began more than 10 years ago. Among the presenting students are residents Megan Blanchette and Victoria White. Send your Accolades to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo
Dudes and Dudettes Dance the Night Away at North Salem Elementary School’s Daddy Daughter Dance
by Doug Robinson The gymnasium at Salem North’s Elementary School was festively decorated with school color balloons, raffles, and the sound of exciting music could be heard. The little princesses, complete with corsages and pretty dresses, accompanied their decked out Little Mia dances atop her dad’s, Bruce Wheeler’s shoes dads, grandfather, or friend as they enjoyed a date night dancing. The second annual Daddy Daughter Dance offers the Cinderellas the opportunity for a one-on-one relationship, hugging, laughing, and having fun with their dad. While some daughters grouped with their friends, others were wrapped in their dad’s arms either slow dancing, or performing the dance, “The Twist.” For the entire group of 141 elementary students who attended, the Daddy Daughter Dance was a date night of memories for to be shared and remembered by all. Scan this QR Code into your smart device to Daddy Daughter video
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by Doug Robinson Congresswoman Annie McLane Kuster continued her “Congress at Your Company” series with a visit to Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI) Salem. During her visit, she highlighted the importance of high-tech manufacturing and STEM education to job creation and economic growth in New Hampshire. According to Kuster, “Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment that is distributed worldwide. Their cutting-edge products are used in a variety of important markets, including archaeology, geology and environmental, utility detection, concrete inspection and bridge and road condition assessment.” Kuster’s “Congress at Your Company” series is part of her ongoing commitment to meeting with business leaders and employees throughout the district to discuss ways the federal government can better support job creation and economic growth in the Granite State. Geophysical Survey Systems (GSSI) has been instrumental with: o Survey of the west terrace of the White House for foundation durability, since all records were destroyed when the British burned the building in 1812. o NASA has used GSSI equipment to ensure that fissures do not exist under the shuttle landing pad, since they create extremely unsafe landing conditions. o GSSI equipment was used to help unearth the preserved Jarkov Mammoth in Siberia. o Patagonia Dino, one of the largest dinosaurs ever found, was located with the help of GSSI’s equipment. o 2004 - A time capsule was found with StructureScan in Brooklyn Public Library, which was placed there by Andrew Carnegie in 1903. And speaking of time capsules. o 2005 - the capsule of King Kamehameha was also found in a Honolulu landmark dating to 1872. Recently, the expertise from the professionals at GSSI determined the extent of damage done to the Washington Monument, in Washington, DC due to an earthquake. In addition, Salem based GSSI equipment is currently being used around the world for the purpose of search and rescue, life location, as well as the location of rebar, metal as well as plastic conduits.
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The dance floor was alive with the dancing of the elementary school students.
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13th Annual Make-A-Wish Dinner
by Kara Thomas, Salem High School Intern The Key Club at Salem High School held its 13th annual Make-A-Wish Dinner on Saturday, April 14. This event was open to the public and all the proceeds went to the Make-AWish Foundation. The main course of the dinner was made by China Buffet in Salem. For dessert the company Cuz It’s Good, donated all the cookies and whoopee pies. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Salem is the sponsor of Key Club and they donated the tables, chairs, and the stage for the dinner. Jennifer Lenfest and Sarah Trek are the advisors for the key club and they helped make this dinner possible. “For 13 years our biggest event has been the Make-A-Wish dinner. All the profits we make from this dinner, the raffles, everything associated with it is donated to Make-A-Wish foundation. Our goal is to make as much money as we can,” Lenfest said. The dinner had 300 to 400 guests, making it another successful year for the Key Club and their donations to the Make-A-Wish foundation. “It is a fun evening and we get a lot of support from the community as well as businesses. It is an event that involves a lot of different people from within the community,” Lenfest said. There was a variety of entertainment throughout the night. Samantha McCann started the night off with playing her harp. The JROTC at Salem High did a military performance. The Cunniffe Academy of Irish Dance performed, followed by Troy LaBranch and his guitar solo. The Actors Guild did a funny skit and AP Chemistry did a demonstration of reaction between chemicals. To close out the night Nicole Hayek and Heather Alfano sang while accompanied by Mark Alfano. To make this dinner successful, it took a lot of effort and dedication from all members of the Key Club. “We worked hard to prepare this event and it was great to see everything come together. Our hard work paid off because we know this is for a good cause,” Key Club member Corrie Sullivan said.
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Fundraiser for Daniel Reid Sponsored by SHS Class of 1977
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information about Salem residents who have recently died and is considered an “o cial notice” which we can use to remove deceased voters. We can also accept a burial permit as proof of death. Additionally, during the course of the year, we receive noti cations from other states when a voter registered in Salem has registered as a voter in their state. Upon receipt of such noti cation, we remove that voter from our checklist. is is evidence of another on-going way we are able to remove voters who are no longer residing in Salem. In New Hampshire, we are fortunate to have a database system called ElectioNet. ElectioNet contains information for every registered voter in the State. Before a new voter is added the database is searched to see if they may already be entered as a voter in the State. If they are, the town where the voter is now domiciled “pulls” or “takes” the voter record from the former town and adds it to their town. When the record is saved with the appropriate changes, the voter is automatically removed from the former town’s checklist. is is a tremendous asset to the State as it signi cantly reduces the potential of creating duplicate voters. Voter fraud is no di erent from any other crime; if caught there is a punishment. If someone wants to try, no amount of legislation will deter that person. Voting is a right provided to every citizen under the Constitution of the United States, not a privilege. erefore, comparing requirements of proof to get a driver’s license to the requirements of proof to vote is meritless, in our opinion. It is imperative that we do not cross a line that may have us denying a legitimate citizen their inalienable right to vote. At the end of the day, the job of any election o cial here in the Town of Salem, whether they be the Town Clerk, Moderator, Supervisor of the Checklist or ballot clerk, is to follow the law as prescribed by the legislature of the United States and the State of New Hampshire. And we believe that we do a stellar job. Melissa M. Sorcinelli, for Supervisors of the Checklist, Salem
Connecticut Responds to Sandy Hook
Congratulations to the state legislature of Connecticut, who responded to last December’s Newtown tragedy by voting in on Wednesday the nation’s toughest state gun laws to date. In a strong, bipartisan response to the nightmare at Sandy Hook Elementary school, governor Dan Malloy signed the bill into law on ursday morning. e new laws include an abundance of rearm checks and balances that nearly all recent polls show are now favored by most Americans, including many National Ri e Association members. Universal criminal background surveys will now be de rigueur for all rearm purchases, and anyone who carries a prior rearm conviction has to register with the state. A certi cate of eligibility will be required for ri e and shotgun purchases, and the state ban on certain assault weapons was broadened. And importantly, the nal package limits the legal limit of magazine capacity to 10 rounds, an obvious nod to the fact that the more often a James Holmes or Adam Lanza has to reload, the more time the potential victims and heroes have to either escape or subdue the shooter. And in answer to all the complaints about the work and expense these new common-sense laws will entail, maybe we should let any person drive automobiles anywhere, anytime with no regard of their driving history, felony records, at-fault accident commission, DUIs, etc. Americans have to understand, as most do now due to the many gun-related tragedies of the past few years (including all the ones that don’t attain the high pro les of Aurora or Virginia Tech), that the idea of anyone having the right to own an implement that’s sole purpose is to injure or kill is as irrational as allowing anyone to operate a potentially even moredangerous motor vehicle. e NRA didn’t do itself any favors over the last few weeks by amazingly allowing its ongoing series of stateby-state anti-gun control legislation robocalls to ring at Newtown residences (how would you like to be the grieving parent on the other end of that call?) ese automated messages, many of them repeat-calls to the same households, serve as just another in a long line of examples of the extreme callousness of this organization, which has left decades-behind its former roles of promoting safe, sportsmanlike conservation practices among our youthful woodsmen, as well as protecting adult hunters’ rights. Instead we get chairman Wayne LaPierre’s crazy proclamations for armed guards in every school, along with continuous frothing claims that America’s Second Amendment rights are under attack, as are all of our nations’ citizens from the federal government. e not-so-amusing irony of this charade is while LaPierre and his institution promote an unfettered,
unregulated path for virtually anyone to obtain rearms and assault ordnance to protect themselves from a federal totalitarian takeover of the country, on the other hand he advocates that same government, in the form of police o cers, patrolling our schools to protect us from those same armed citizens. And yes, we all know that Connecticut’s new statutes, along with all the similar laws being enacted by other states like New York and Colorado, aren’t going to totally stem the tide of violent bullet-headed evil that our nation sadly leads the industrialized world in commission. But they’ll undeniably do more good than Arkansas’s goofy legislation enacted in February allowing concealed weapons in churches and college campuses, which must have gladdened LaPierre’s heart. And in the so-far absence of more umbrella legislation from the federal government, it may turn out to be up to the individual states themselves to enact common sense laws that nally a majority of Americans favor, namely background checks and limits on assault weapons, which no self-respecting hunter needs anyway. William F. Klessens, Salem
Mr. Sweeney, I would rather have a “spend, then tax, liberal” than a xenophobe who votes for “stand your ground.” I’d rather a “spend, then tax, liberal” than a conservative who would vote against expanding Medicaid; saying “let the poor go without, then die quickly.” I’d rather have a “spend, then tax, liberal” than someone who would vote for small business owners’ pro ts from selling more cigarettes to poor folks who cannot a ord to get medical care. You may think government has no responsibility for funding “schools, health care, child aid, and many feel good programs.” You may not recognize the “general welfare” and “domestic tranquility” but many feel government has a role in making sure the blessings of this land are not hoarded and denied to those whom you call “nice people.” I would rather a “spend, then tax, liberal”, than representatives who measure the value of government by low taxes and how well a very few make out at the expense of “we the people”, including the “nice people” whom Mr. Sweeney says the “spend then tax liberal” take care of at the expense of rising taxes. Ed Herger, Salem
Identifying the Myths of Voter ID Laws
We write in response to a recent letter to the editor, regarding Voter ID in the state of New Hampshire, to correct a couple of inaccuracies. First, the statement “people can register to vote with absolutely no proof of U.S. citizenship or town residency” is very misleading. On the day of an election, the supervisors have a number of documents we will consider as proof before o ering the applicant an a davit. ings such as a bank or mortgage statement, utility bill or even a vehicle registration with the voter’s name and Salem address are acceptable. In the event that a potential voter is unable to provide some proof of either citizenship or residency, they have the option to sign an a davit. ese a davits are not o ered casually. Every e ort is made to collect some objective proof of domicile or citizenship. In the event those e orts are fruitless, then by law we are required to o er them the a davit. We would argue that a davits ARE a form of proof. Black’s law dictionary de nes an a davit as: “A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and con rmed by the oath or a rmation of the party making it, taken before an o cer having authority to administer such oath.” Secondly, the statement “in the absence of receipt of a death certi cate deceased voters are only removed every 10 years” is simply not true. Updating the checklist is an on-going, never stagnant process. roughout the year, the Town Clerk provides the Supervisors with a report generated by the New Hampshire Vital Records Information Network. is report contains
Support Local Markets
At the Salem Farmer’s Market one can buy really fresh produce and fresh eggs that are not from the factory farms. ere are meats that are not loaded with antibiotics and hormones. All are raised locally. One would think that everyone would rejoice in being able to buy food that is not poisoned by additives and pesticides. After attending a recent meeting of the selectmen in Salem, one wonders where their thinking lies. In this age where people are nally waking up to the fact that supermarkets are not as forthcoming as they might be, the selectmen have their heads in the sand. We are becoming more and more aware that the foods that are available to the vast majority are not good for them. ere are so many additives in prepared foods that are de nitely not the things to be ingesting and pesticides in the “fresh” produce that heaven knows how fresh it actually is one wonders why most of the selectmen have it in for the Farmer’s Market. Apparently the problem is that there are signs on “town” property. Now, isn’t town property the property of the people in town? ere was complaint that the signs didn’t come down as quickly as certain members thought they should. It seems to me that when it is time for these people to run for o ce, the signs go up several weeks before the election and never come down afterwards. Is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black? It was suggested that all signs be banned until a plan could be drawn up by the selectmen. At the suggestion of two of the selectmen, it was suggested that no signs be allowed from now on. ank heaven that one of the selectmen came to the rescue and made a motion that the signs will be allowed to be up until some sort of rule is drawn up. It passed by a 3 to 2 margin. e Salem Farmer’s Market is a non-pro t organization and is registered with the state. Yes, the farmers are selling the fruits of their labor. ey are probably not getting wealthy on all the work they put in to provide healthy food for the public. If there are no farms, there will be no food except from factory farms. e animals on local farms are treated humanely and not crowded into cages not big enough in which to turn around. ey are put out to pasture not stuck in some lthy cage. Remember, no farms, no food. Support your Farmer’s Market and call the selectmen to let them know you support it. Charlotte Goossens, Salem
ink of SARL During National Volunteer Week
One of the most precious contributions we can give to needy causes is the gift of our time. After all, in life our most valuable asset is time and once spent we can never get it back. April is national volunteer month. Since 1974, every president annually has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. Volunteerism is one way to make our time count for something larger than ourselves. At the Salem Animal Rescue League, we have been able to continue our mission of saving animals because of so many caring individuals who believe in us and our cause to nd a good home for every animal in our care. SARL has an ongoing need for volunteers and hope those in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts will consider getting involved. Volunteering your time and talents to SARL will make a real di erence in the lives of loving animals. We hope you will celebrate National Volunteer Month by lling out a Volunteer Application now on our website at www.sarl-nh.org. Additionally, we hold volunteer orientations the rst ursday at 6 p.m. and the third Saturday at 10 a.m. of every month at 4 SARL Drive, Salem. Regardless of where you volunteer this month, make your time count. D.J. Bettencourt, Salem
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Lester W. Hall II, 73, passed away on January 15, 2013, in Clearwater, FL, after a long illness. He was born in Boston, MA, to the late, Prescott W. and Marjorie T. (Price) Hall on June 7, 1939. He was raised in Melrose, MA and was a longtime Salem resident. Lester worked for many years at Canobie Lake Park and Flightline. He especially enjoyed fishing and boating on Canobie Lake. He loved to travel to Aruba and the Caribbean Islands. He belonged to the Salem Lions Club and at one time, the Salem Historical Society, which his father helped to form. Lester is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Cook Hall. He leaves his sons, Richard L. Hall and his wife Marion of Concord, Lester W. Hall III of Litchfield; and stepson, Stephen M. Melito of Swansboro, NC. He also leaves his brother, Richard C. Hall and his wife Dianna Hall of Warwick, RI. He was the beloved grandfather of Samantha Arcidiacono, Marissa Hall and David Hall; and step-grandfather of Heather Melito Dezan, Stephen M.
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Bertha D. Kostiew, 87, of Salem died March 29, 2013, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Bertha was born in Andover, MA, and was raised and educated in Salem. She has lived in Salem all of her life. Bertha’s job in life was raising her 11 children. She loved being with her many friends at the Salem VFW and especially enjoyed dancing. She loved trips to the beach and the mountains. The widow of Stanley Kostiew, her family members include her children, Stephen and his wife Lien Kostiew of Seattle, WA, Roland and his wife Tina Kostiew of Salem, Carol Rastaukas of Haverhill, MA, Claire Morel of Candia, Susan and her husband Edward Stokham of Haverhill, MA, Richard and his wife Hannah Kostiew of Nome, AK, Lawrence and his wife Kimberly Kostiew of Derry, Paul and his wife Lisa Kostiew of Salem, and James and his wife Lisa Kostiew of Derry. Bertha also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, George Kostiew. A Funeral Mass was held on April 12 in St Joseph Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are by The Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem. To send an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneralhome.com or www.facebook.com/goundreydewhirstfuneral.
Robin B. Mosnicka, 52, a lifelong resident of Litchfield, died unexpectedly Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. She was born November 15, 1961, in Kittery, ME, daughter of Richard Reilly of Lancaster and Phyllis (McQuesten) Reilly of Litchfield. Robin was the wife of Mark Mosnicka of Litchfield, with whom she shared 18 years of marriage. Robin was a teacher in Salem for 28 years and has touched thousand upon thousands of lives. She was most recently teaching at the Mary Fisk Elementary School in Salem. Robin was an avid quilter, she loved to sew, and she enjoyed filling up her yard with 100 plus pumpkins and lighting them up for all to see. She was also a trustee at the Litchfield Presbyterian Church and loved all things pink. She lived for her children and her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Besides her loving husband Mark, and dear parents Phyllis and Richard, she will be mourned by a son, Alec McQuesten Mosnicka; two daughters, Carly Robin Mosnicka and Amelia Grace Mosnicka, all of Litchfield; a brother, Mark Reilly; two sisters, Jennifer Marr and her husband Bob, and Heather Soucy, all of Litchfield; as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service took place April 12 in the Litchfield Presbyterian Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield. To share an online message of condolence, send flowers, or for directions, please visit www. dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
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Farmers Market Cultivates Sign Ordinance Discussion
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan It could be a challenge to find the farmers market this year as the coordinator was informed current sign locations were in violation of town policies. The town specifies temporary signs are allowed on town rightof-way land for special events and openings when approved, but permanent use of these locations is not permitted. Jane Lang, coordinator of the Salem Farmers Market, appeared before Selectmen hoping to be granted long-term permission to put up signs at specified locations throughout town every weekend from June through October. Lang said the practice was approved last year but was hoping to be granted permanent permission. Former Chairman Patrick Hargreaves said a previous variance allowed the market to place signs at four locations throughout town for a temporary period. Those locations included Geremonty Drive intersections with Veterans Memorial Parkway and Main Street, the intersection of Millville Street and School Street, along with a sign at the Hess gas station. But the board was apprehensive to grant the request saying signs were up for extended periods of time last year violating the approval. “Since this came up I thought about my vote last year,” Selectman Stephen Campbell said. “I’m not voting for expanding it.” Campbell said even though the market was a non-profit organization, the farmers selling products were for-profit businesses. “It was one thing to help them get started,” he said, adding a supermarket selling produce could also ask to place signs around town. Selectman Michael Lyons agreed. “I just don’t think we should do this,” he said. “If we do this then how do I say no to anyone else?” Lang said in addition to the four locations, signs were posted every day the market was in operation around town helping to guide traffic to the event. Lyons informed her this practice didn’t comply with local policies. “You need a permit on private property,” he said, adding there was no current authorization to place the signs on town right-of-ways. “We are within our authority to grant exceptions,” he said, but noted the group currently did not have authorization to post signs. A motion by Selectman James Keller to reauthorize the same four locations granted in 2012 for the posting of signs failed with only two members favoring the motion. Chairman Everett McBride suggested the town’s sign policies be reviewed prior to granting a request. Lyons suggested the policy for these signs be written and the market would then have to comply. Campbell said the frequency of sign postings and number of signs should be limited. But a last minute motion granted temporary approval for signs to go up. Hargreaves proposed allowing four signs to be posted in the previously granted locations until further review could be conducted. Keller clarified saying the motion would only allow for signs to be posted one day per week. The motion passed 3-2 with Campbell and Lyons in opposition. “We’re giving them competitive advantage over other people who sell food,” Campbell said. The temporary variance will allow signs to be posted through June 2013.
Special Luncheon for Special Athletes
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SARL Spring Update
by Gloria Lavoie “This place evokes a lot of emotion,” admits Patricia Mack. Mack is Salem Animal Rescue League’s (SARL) Manager of Development and Media Relations. After over 20 years at a mortgage banking job, Mack began her career in helping animals. After spending many years volunteering, she ended up as operations manager for SARL. “This place is small. You don’t get lost in the ‘bigness’ of it. It is cozy. You get a unique sense of what we can do for the animals. We go above and beyond sometimes. Often giving a second chance to dogs and cats that perhaps never would have received a second chance,” she explained. Mack sees a busy year ahead for This is “Trump.” He has been waiting a while to find SARL. Her team is currently filming for a forever home. Volunteers have spent much quality time an upcoming documentary featuring with him and he is enjoying the attention. the animals of SARL, the volunteers and the places they have been. She is busy animal shelter raise awareness, find suitable homes for writing the narrative for the 30 minute animals and raise much needed funds. Rockingham Toyota film that should be released in a couple on Route 97 is hosting a “Day of Family Fun” on June 22. months. SARL anticipates having a 10 Pet adoptions will happen on site while families enjoy many minute version ready for their May 18 activities. golf tournament. Patricia Mack takes “Gracie” This kitty had her eye recently removed and is feeling much better. “We are spending more money per animal these days,” In the meantime, Mack can be found in out for a little fresh air. All she needs now is a place to call home. Mack explains as she broke down the adoption fee schedule. her small but cozy office nestled in what Some animals require many visits to the veterinarian before feels like a private compound. Mobile On Saturday May 4, “Fido’s Fantastic Flea Market and Yard Sale” they can be available for adoption. “We could not operate on home trailers serve as offices and living quarters for SARL’s devoted will be held on the grounds of the old Circuit City. “People can see adoption fees alone,” she explained. These fundraisers are a fun way workers and rescued animals. Mack is excited for a busy fundraising our website for drop-off times or they can rent table space,” Mack for people to help animals and support a very important cause. season. She is excited about a fundraiser being sponsored in the stated. Tickets, coupons and information about SARL events are available local Sephora store at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem. SARL’s biggest fundraiser of the year is their ninth annual Fore by contacting Patricia Mack at SARL, 893-3210, ext. 202 or pmack@ Sephora employees chose SARL as their local charity to help through Paws Golf Tournament on May 18 followed by their “Whiskers and sarl-nh.org. You can also purchase tickets on SARL’s website www. their “Sephora Gives Back” program. The store is selling specially Tails” dinner and auction for golfers and non-golfers. Mack is still sarlnh.org. designed bags of assorted makeup and skincare goodies for $20 looking for sponsors for tee boxes, holes, social hour and for the golf and they will donate $13 to SARL for each bag they sell from June 1 range. Rockingham Toyota - Scion - Honda is offering a new car to until the end of the year. “We could receive $4,000 to $5,000 from anyone that can get a hole in one on hole #9. Sephora,” Mack explained gratefully. www.victorianpark.com Another exciting fundraiser is SARL’s “Fat Cat” Ca$h drawing Ruby Tuesday’s is donating 20 percent of guest checks for in which entrants can purchase a ticket to win $5,000. Only 300 customers who bring a SARL coupon in April 24, 25 and 26. tickets will be sold until May 17. “You have a one in 300 chance of Coupons are available at Sephora in the Rockingham Mall. The winning $5,000,” she explained. Weathervane restaurant is hosting a similar event on May 9. “The It seems that so many Salem businesses are happy to help the local restaurants have been great to us,” Mack said.
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Ararat Armenian Church - continued from front page
Tradition is what is important to the members, the roots and family stock that they hail from and the region of the world are all important to church members. Helen Vartanian produced a paper, translated from Armenian, saying that the church organized at 7 p.m. on October 25, 1912, at a meeting at the home of Mr. James Peters in parenthesis Hagop Bedrosian “where according to the laws of the state of New Hampshire, the church was incorporated under the title “Ararat Congregational Society of Salem Depot, N.H.” With those few words a community was established. A community that still thrives and a community that Harry Garabedian is proud to be an active member and a community where the youth will carry on.
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Haigh School Has Talent
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submitted by Barron School Music Notes ... Students have been very busy in music classes at the Barron School. The Chorus is eagerly anticipating their Spring Show, “Give Our Regards To Broadway,” a musical tribute to American Composer, Irving Berlin. The performance will be Thursday, May 9 at 1:45 and 7 p.m. Fifth graders have been enjoying a unit on the 1960s and the music by the Beatles. For the past 50 years the Beatles music has still been going strong, as their legacy lives on. Fourth graders are making progress playing their recorders. Like any instrument, practice makes perfect. Parents please continue to support your child’s playing of the recorder by reminding them to practice and by filling out their practicing charts. Third graders had a wonderful African Drumming and Dancing experience and are now studying Folk songs and dances. Folk songs are songs that represent our American history. Second graders have learned about dynamics in music, how loud and soft are used in music. They have had an instrument family review and will now be working on their singing skills. First graders enjoyed the Lollipop Singing Test, a unit on the instrument families of the orchestra, and are now enjoying playing rhythm sticks and singing the songs of Rick Charette. Kindergarten students have studied how music moves fast and slow and will be learning about how loud and soft and high and low are used in music. They have had a lot of fun playing rhythm sticks and singing the “Mud” song. The entire school will be participating in our Barron Memorial Day Observance on May 23.
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(BPT) - The best bathrooms are more than just functional areas - they’re sanctuaries where you can escape, reset and recharge. And as one of the smallest and most-used rooms in the home, that’s likely why they’ve become the most popular remodeling project (78 percent), according to the National Association of Home Builders. Luckily, simple updates can breathe new life into this small space. Transform your boring bath by incorporating these fast, fresh updates that don’t cost a fortune. Create a focal point with updated faucets It’s a focal point, one of the most frequently used items in the bath, so it’s important that your vanity incorporates a fabulous faucet. If you prefer more traditional styling, the Moen Wetherly bathroom faucet offers a refreshed, old-world design that’s guaranteed to add a touch of luxury. Or if you like a more industrial, yet elegant look, Gibson bathroom faucets feature an edgy, square-shaped high-arc spout and sleek lever handles. And to keep your new fixtures looking flawless, both are available at Lowe’s in Spot Resist Brushed Nickel finish, which resists fingerprints and water spots, maintaining the brilliance of the faucet. In addition to the beautiful styling, you’ll feel good about your update, since each bathroom faucet has been certified to meet WaterSense criteria, meaning the fixtures meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidelines as an environmentally responsible and efficient product. Add beauty with bath hardware Once you’ve upgraded your faucet, look to the other metallic accents in the room for a subtle, yet effective way to pull together the design. Coordinating bath hardware, such as towel bars, rings, robe hooks, shelves, knobs and pulls, will instantly add a functional and fashionable impact. Let there be light Assess your current lighting to ensure it offers the look and feel you want for your bath. Too dark? Add new decorative fixtures that complement your faucets and hardware. There are many styles that feature multiple lamps for added illumination. Too bright? Add a dimmer switch to your lighting to soften the mood when you’re looking to relax. Set the mood with color According to Freshome architecture and design blog, room color affects our moods and thoughts - so choose wisely. Add a splash of color to the walls with a fresh coat of high-gloss paint to give the space an instant facelift. Create a zen retreat by enhancing your bath with shades of yellow, which are energizing and uplifting; or soft blues, which are calming, relaxing and serene. Next, add coordinating textiles; a fabric shower curtain, plush bath towels, rugs and bath mat can add a finishing designer touch. Shower sanctuary A quality showerhead can dramatically improve your daily showering experience. Take your shower from lackluster to luxurious with the new Moen Halo rainshower. The pivoting, double-ring design offers up to 60 percent more coverage than standard rainshowers and features three consumer-preferred spray settings - all presented in a clean, modern design to make a style statement in any bath. Replacing a showerhead can be a quick and inexpensive project, simply unscrew the old showerhead and attach the new one to the shower arm. Add a finishing touch with furniture No matter the size of your bathroom, we all want more storage. Look around your home for unused accents, such as a small shelf, chest - or even a cupboard or armoire. The extra drawer space will come in handy to keep your clutter under control - while also adding a bit of style, warmth and pizzazz to your newly updated room. Don’t think that fix-ups have to be long, drawn-out projects. By following these fast updates, you’ll be surprised how quickly and easily you can take your bathroom from boring to a spa-like sanctuary.
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5 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Replacing Windows
U-factor, or thermal transmission, measures how well a window prevents heat from escaping. SHGC, or “shading” factor, measures how well a window prevents sun glare and heat from entering the home. The lower the U-factor, the better the window prevents energy loss, and the lower the SHGC, the better shading properties it has. Look for windows that meet ENERGY STARrequirements in your climate region, available on www.energystar.gov. Replacement windows with double or triple glazing are another consideration. Double- or triple-glazed windows reduce the amount of energy escaping from the home, and help keep the home cool in summer months and warm in winter months. Can I match the design of my windows to my house style? There are numerous window style options that complement the design of any home. Key elements to consider are operating style and grille pattern. Single or double hung operating styles are ideal for most homes, but casement, awning or architectural shapes can provide visual interest, depending on the house style. Consider grille patterns to give plain glass character. I don’t want white or beige windows. What are some other color options? Today’s options have grown to include a range of light and dark hues for window exteriors, as well as a variety of solid colors and wood grains to match the interior design. Homeowners now can choose from a variety of options to enhance curb appeal and existing architecture. Windows such as Ply Gem Windows Mira Premium Series offer homeowners a range of color options beyond white and beige, including the new Radiance series, featuring hues such as black cherry, sunset and sapphire ice. What installation method will you be using? Poor installation techniques can reduce the advantages of window replacement and may result in air or water leakage. Ask your contractor if they will be doing a “pocket replacement” or a “fullframe” installation. Using pocket replacement, the contractor will remove the operating sash, but leave the outer frame intact. Full-frame installation removes the entire window down to the rough opening. For both techniques, proper flashing, sealing and insulation help ensure the best performance. To close any gap between the window and frame, low-expanding window and door foam should be used. For even more tips on window replacement, visit www.plygemwindows.com. Proactively developing a checklist of questions to ask your contractor before starting window replacement projects will help reduce stress and ensure you get the correct windows for your home that will last for seasons to come.
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Santo Insurance Helps with Salem Basketball
submitted by Jamie Santo Jamie Santo owner of Santo Insurance is pictured with two of the teams the insurance agency sponsored. It was a great experience being a sponsor for the organization the past couple years and this year I had the honor of coaching my daughter Dakota and the entire Wildcats Team on their third/ fourth grade team. “It takes efforts of all the coaches, leadership and parents to make these youth programs work. I would also like to thank all of the other sponsors for helping make it happen for the youth of Salem, it truly takes a collaborative effort to make it successful and Santo Insurance is glad to play a small part in it.”
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Susan Frierich-Irene Y. Watson Trustee, 33 E. Broadway, 4/2/13, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $161,000 Eladio Lantigua-Policy Lane Mobil Park, 75 S. Policy Street, 4/2/13, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $2,000 Olaf F. and Julia Braster, 8 Pawtucket Lane, 4/3/13, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 D&M Demers Real Estate-Federal Home Loan Mortgage, 55 School Street, 4/8/13, BL-Residential ADD/ ALT, $10,000 Ronald Belanger Trustee, Belanger Realty Trust, 220 N. Main St., 4/10/13, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 John Malbon, 4 Scollay Circle, 4/12/13, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $25,000 Patricia Paparian Trustee, 193 Main Realty Trust, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $19,309 Bemisters Inc.-Stephen C. Bemister Trustees, 26 Keewaydin Drive, 4/2/13, BL-Commercial, $1,500 Beach Pizza-Solloway Properties LLC, 5 Kelly Road, 4/4/13, BL-Commercial, $0 Remax-Breckenrige 1 Condo Assoc., 254 N. Broadway, 4/5/13, BL-Commercial, $0 National Apertureossobuco Inc., 9 Northwestern Drive, 4/9/13, BL-Commercial, $18,000 NE Rehab-Neuro Rehab Associates, 70 Butler Street, 4/11/13, BL-Commercial, $3,422,665 Kurt Helo Gustav Maureen McLaughlin, 8 Teague Drive, 4/2/13, BL-Deck, $6,000 Michael P. and Susan M. Greeley, 28 Green Haven Road, 4/10/13, BL-Deck, $7,200 Gabriel Vicente Sr. Trustee Rosalinda Vicente Trustee, 1 Cypress Street, 4/3/13, BL-Shed, $0 Jay and Kathleen A. and Kevin Ormsby Trustees, 38 Crestwood Circle, 4/5/13, BL-Shed, $0 Brian A. and Rhonda A. Flanagan, 31 Sherwood Circle, 4/5/13, BL-Shed, $0 Jason M. and Jennifer L. Regan, 480 N. Main Street, 4/8/13, BL-Pool, $3,000 Louis and Katia Assaf, 15 Bagnell Avenue, 4/9/13, BL-Pool, $0 Paul J. Pazzanese and Janice M. Arcidiacono, 4 Ballard Lane, 4/10/13, BL-Pool, $4,800 Jane M. LeBlanc, 54 Sylvan Drive Ext., 4/12/13, BL-Pool, $3,000 Steven W. and Jessica L. Mangeri, 21 Crestwood Circle, 4/12/13, BL-Pool, $0
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Fisk Student Followed; Police Increase Patrols of Schools
submitted by Salem Police Department On Wednesday, April 10, the Salem Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle that followed a 10 year-old student from the Fisk Elementary School home. The driver was described as a white male in his 30s. The suspicious vehicle was described as a blue vehicle with hood scoops and possibly a white and black New Hampshire temporary plate. The student was then approached by an unknown male subject in a green minivan. The driver asked him if knew the person in the blue vehicle. After the student said no, the driver of the mini told him to go home and tell his parents. He stated that this vehicle has been seen in the area before talking with children. The Salem Police will be increasing patrols at all of the elementary schools. This case has been assigned to the Detective Unit. If anyone has any information regarding his incident or observes a vehicle matching this description you are asked to contact the Salem Police at 893-1911.
Town of Salem
Sealed Bid #2013-006
Furnishing and Installation of Emergency Back-up Generator Nirvana Booster Station
Sealed Bids will be received at the office of Julie Adams, Purchasing Agent, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, until May 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST. To download a copy of Sealed Bid #2013-006, please visit our website at www.townofsalem.org.
Town of Salem
Sealed Bid #2013-004
Roof Replacement, Salem Water Treatment Plant
Sealed Bids will be received at the office of Julie Adams, Purchasing Agent, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, until May 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST. To download a copy of Sealed Bid #2013-004, please visit our website at www.townofsalem.org.
Town of Salem
Sealed Bid #2013-005
Sealed Bids will be received at the ofﬁce of Julie Adams, Purchasing Agent, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, until April 26th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST. To download a copy of Sealed Bid #2013-005, please visit our website at www.townofsalem.org.
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“Thumbs down to still another arrogant, Salem policeman traveling on Shannon Road with lights flashing cut into the middle of the street to block us. The officer got out and walked away, leaving those of us waiting to proceed, wondering what was going on. We tried to go down the street and avoid the block but it was a dead end. When I returned, I opened the window to ask where to go because the cop had come back, but there was no chance as he just started gesturing wildly and yelling to turn back and go away. I called him an arrogant little (blank) and left. Just one more example of Salem’s finest, and I think this guy was an auxiliary to boot. Let’s continue to ask Paul Donovan to resign because the lack of leadership and accountability is what is leading to the unfriendly nature of the men.” “Thumbs down to the public works or whoever determines which roads need to be paved. Carriage Lane is the wealthiest street in Salem. The residents pay more in taxes than any other equivalent group of homes, yet the pavement is in such poor condition that a 4-wheel drive vehicle is virtually required to drive down the street. I live on Carriage and my yearly property tax is $16,000.00.” “Thumbs down to deceit and fraud in the town of Salem. That’s right, the town government. Not the land and its inhabitants. What they don’t want you to know is that all their town ordinances only apply to town property and employees. New Hampshire Statutes 31.1 states: ‘Every town is a body corporate and political, and by its corporate name may sue and be sued.’ It’s the corporate government, not the landmass. And ignorance of the law is no excuse for town employees. And Hours: their lawyers are leading the scam.” last year’s $131,000, that would have been quite an accomplishment. But, it made an additional $40,000 to come in at more than $175,000 at its 2013 charity auction. How about giving taxpayers their money back? Then, again, maybe the club should eliminate its ‘Director’ of this and ‘Director’ of that. I bet these are paid jobs. Is that the true meaning of ‘nonprofit’?”
who want to filibuster the vote on new gun control laws. What are they thinking? They should be ashamed of themselves.” “Thumbs up to the thumbs up for Mr. K. I went through the same program at Keene State and would agree on Mr. K’s class. Definitely prepared me for my minor. I had Mr. K for several history classes, and he always challenged us, and he made me a better student because of it. Thanks, Mr. K.” “Thumbs down to any gun legislation. Article 9, Section 3 of the NFL collective bargaining agreement doesn’t apply to most Americans, either. Federal law applies to federal employees. State law applies to state employees, not Americans who created Congress, unless by consent or force.” “Thumbs down. Salem NH Officials, can you prove to the people who elected you that your not part of the problem? A $40,000 construction project was recently completed at the Town Hall. The talk among local contractors is that this project was awarded without a bidding process. More troubling, is the talk of the awarding authority without a proper process having awarded this contract to a company that employs their spouse. Something else that raises questions is why the awarded company is not listed in the phone book, and cannot be reached. If true, this has the makings of a conflict of interest, possible collusion, and possible ethics violations. No policy can defend handing taxpayer money to a family member. Campbell, Everett, Keller, Hargreaves, how about you do your job and find out if my tax dollars are being spent wisely and lawfully.” “Thumbs down. Taking a left from a stop sign into free flowing traffic, like Lawrence Road onto Rte. 97 is the opposite of having the right of way, so be patient. Nosing your way into the middle of the intersection does not earn you the right of way. It actually eliminates any chance me being ‘nice’ and letting you through.” “Thumbs down. I’m sick and tired of the Garabedian Properties. At what point does Garabedian care about this town? When are town officials going to do something about his dilapidated properties. For over 15 years, that Rockingham Lumber building has been an eye sore and a danger to the community. Clean up your properties and have some pride in your town! You are like a corporate slum lord!” “Thumbs down. Please, Everett McBride, you are known as a fair and good person so whatever you do, do not let Mike Lyons con you as he has already brought down Jim Keller. We’ll all never vote for a weak man as Jim Keller again. Please, Everett McBride, keep us citizens respecting you always. Do not be afraid a Jim K. and Mike L. You’re a good man.” 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 email@example.com. When submitting a Thumbs comment, please specify that you would like it printed in the Salem Community Patriot. During the election campaign, no comments will be allowed that are direct endorsements or censure of candidates on the thumbs page. No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. Comments should be kept to 100 words or less.
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“Thumbs down to Salem’s State House republicans. In spite of more than 80% voter approval of the Casino, Salem Republican Representatives, as part of their attack on improving NH state finances, oppose the casino. Their opposition is consistent with a broader contempt for good government in NH. ‘Starving the beast’ is their strategy to destroy representative government in NH, as well as in the US. Who is coercing Mr. Azarian to shirk his duty to his constituents and stay away from the NH House?” “Thumbs down. Obama is taking a 5% salary cut to show solidarity with the government workers who are furloughed because of his sequester. Why doesn’t he just refuse his entire
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for your opposition to guns (personal property). Us gun owners would never dream of hiring men in costume (with guns) to kick in your door and take your property because of your opinion. Never dream of it. Yet you are advocating the use of force (at the barrel of a gun) against us for simply disagreeing. And who is the purely evil one here? Who is the crazy one?” “Thumbs up to Area News Group and the Thumbs Column. I wait all week to read the comments and I’m glad to see others feel the same way as I do. Keep up the good work!” “Thumbs down to Bob Elliot and Joe Sweeney. You are both representative of the following observation. ‘The poverty of our century is unlike any others. It is not as poverty was before the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied, but written off as trash.’ John Berger. Salem state representatives have ‘written off’ everyone they don’t care for.”
“Thumbs down to Conservation 7 Days Committee member Tom Campbell. 11-5 FYI, you are at a town board meeting not a rodeo. Can you please dress more appropriately and wear something other than a Rex Trailer Some restrictions apply. Coupon must be cowboy shirt? And to Joan, you’re a present at purchase, one coupon per person, vaild until 4/30/13 board member, don’t self-empower yourself with policing the gardens, www.BlackMooseCountryStore.com it’s really not your place. Also, state “Thumbs down to Salem State Cobbetts Pond Plaza, 4 Cobbetts Pond Rd, Windham, NH Rep Gary Azarian, who in 2013 has law forbids posting any sign to a piece of nature or utility pole. If we missed approximately 100 votes so had a code enforcement officer you far, while compiling an attendance salary? He doesn’t pay for a thing being President. wouldn’t see that. Funny, you’re worried about record that rivals Marilinda Garcia’s in total We do, and he and his wife have accumulated the ‘handy man’ signs, but the one’s directing disinterest in our local issues. And unlike Ron a fortune of almost $9 million in his first four people to the Atkinson Country Club on Shannon Belanger, with his well-documented medical years in office. This $20 thousand cut for him is Road are okay.” issues, Azarian has no claim to that excuse, as negligible. Obama is an unprecedented hypocrite he continues to show up for his Zoning Board and continues to deceive the American people.” “Thumbs down to the Salem Boys and Girls Chairman duties. It makes you wonder what the Club for making a bundle at it’s charity auction a “Thumbs down to the driver of the black attendance criterion is for Azarian and the rest of month after putting the bite on taxpayers to shell car with NH vanity plate for passing my car our representatives, and whether or not a special out money for it’s support. If it had just matched on Atkinson Road in Salem. While I found election is in order.” your choice of vanity plate “Thumbs up to Fantasy-Land. Where men appropriate, you set a poor Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! in costume presume to have authority over example for my teenage son other men. Where a two-dimensional award or who is learning to drive. I diploma on a wall somehow creates a change encourage him to obey speed • Numerous size units in reality. Those illusions manifest itself in the laws, because as a new driver he • Electronic gate access seven days space between one’s ears. But, please, don’t ask is subject to license suspension. • Individual door alarm protection me to share in your illusion. A town manager • Monitored fire alarms You should be ashamed of WHY PAY supposedly has authority simply because some yourself. But, thank you for the MORE? ink was scribbled on some paper somewhere. Not teaching moment.” my reality. But they need us to all share the same “Thumbs down to anti-gun reality between our ears for it to work.” zealots. You’re going to get a lot “Thumbs down to the Senators in the US Senate of people put in cages and killed
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Steve Walsh Joins Greater Boston Team as Regional Vice President for Comcast Business
submitted by Maria-Christina Kolodziej, Davies Murphy Group Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to business and residential customers, today announced that Steve Walsh has been appointed regional vice president for the company’s Greater Boston Region. In this role, Walsh will be responsible for spearheading the development of targeted sales and marketing operations that will further strengthen Comcast’s relationships with the local business community. Walsh most recently served as Comcast’s vice president of Enterprise Services in the Northeast Division, where he developed and led regional programs that increased awareness and sales for the company’s Ethernet, Business Trunks and hosted PBX solutions. His ability to ensure the successful completion of financial and operational company goals earned him a number of internal accolades, including the company’s prestigious “Presidents Club” distinction in 2012. “Steve truly understands the needs of businesses – both small organizations and large, multi-site enterprises – and his willingness to work with each of them to find the right combination of services to meet their bandwidth needs is a large reason why he has been so successful within our organization,” said Steve Hackley, senior vice president of Comcast’s Greater Boston region. “His commitment to his customers, as well as to maintaining a positive culture in the workplace for his colleagues, will ensure his continued success in this new role.” Prior to joining Comcast, Walsh spent eight years at Cox Communications, where he served the business markets in both Nevada and New England. “Comcast has an extensive network throughout the Greater Boston region that is perfectly suited for helping education, healthcare, government, financial and other customers equip themselves with the technology they need to make giant strides within their respective industries,” said Walsh. “We may be a big company, but part of what’s made Comcast’s Business division so successful is our dedicated focus on personalized service and local support teams – and our customers can expect to see that continue in the coming months.” About Comcast Business Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management. The Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers highperformance point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-asa-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets. For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit http:// business.comcast.com/enterprise. Follow us on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. About Comcast Cable Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to businesses and residential customers. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation. com for more information.
Assistant Program Coordinator at the Salem Boys & Girls Club Josh Perreault says goodbye on The Positive Place last week surrounded by club members, staff and board members. Perreault says he plans to stay involved with the club in a volunteer capacity.
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submitted by Salem Police Department Salem Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, April 4, involving two cars and a motorcycle at the intersection of Route 97 and Hampstead Road. Upon arrival, Officers observed a 2009 Honda Pilot being operated by Jason Naroian, 34, from Haverhill, MA, had collided with a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle being operated by Corey Bourque, 24 from Bristol, NH. A third vehicle, a 2010 Mazda 3 being operated by Stephanie Glazier of Sandown was struck by the motorcycle after the motorcycle struck the Honda Pilot. Based on the preliminary investigation, Officers believe the Honda Pilot was in the left turn lane traveling westbound on Route 97, while the Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound on Route 97. The Honda Pilot failed to yield and turned left on to Hampstead Rd toward Methuen, MA. In doing so, the Harley Davidson was unable to avoid a collision striking the Honda Pilot then the motorcycle veered into the Route 97 westbound lane of traffic and struck the Mazda 3, which was stopped at the traffic light. The operator of the motorcycle sustained non-life threatening injuries to his lower extremities. He was transported to Lawrence General Hospital by the Salem Fire Department. The operator of the Honda Pilot, Jason Naroian was issued a warning for failure to yield right of way.
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Tuesday, May 7 Join the extended Sherry family Relay for Life team for a fundraising all-you-caneat Chinese dinner buffet at Chief Wok from 6-8 p.m. Adults are a $20 donation and kids under 18 are $1/year of age. We’ll have about one a month, so hope you can join us! Our team, Synthroid Sluggers, hopes to raise $10,000 this year for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Salem. If you can’t make it but wish to donate to our team, please visit http://main. acsevents.org/goto/sluggers2013.
Saturday, April 20 The Greater Salem Artists Association (GSAA) will host its 27th Annual Spring Fling Art Show and Sale at the Woodbury School in Salem, 206 Main Street. All proceeds of the event will support the GSAA and fund a scholarship for a promising local art student. Each year, a scholarship is awarded at the January monthly meeting. The free one-day event runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. GSAA artists and their guests will share original paintings, prints and note cards for exhibit and purchase. Those in attendance can meet artists and check out the exhibit of paintings offered for competition. Adult and student artists will compete for ribbons and prizes. The “Cookie Walk” has become one of the most popular activities of the event. Attendees have the chance to buy a box of home-made cookies for $5 and enter a raffle for a chance to win art or other prizes. The event will also feature live music as well as refreshments and ample parking. Sunday, April 21 Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Family Fashion Show and Auction to benefit programs of Salem Family Resources. The event takes place April 21, from 1-3 p.m. at Searles Castle in Windham. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. The show this year will feature a live auction with bidding for items such as vacation homes and other prize packages. New to this year’s program is a “Dapper Dads” segment featuring prominent local dads and their children, in fashions from Jos A. Banks. In all, two-dozen local children ranging from toddler to teen will model the latest spring fashions. The organization, which offers a wide range of programs and resources for families with young children, will also present its 2013 Children’s Champion Award to a local child advocate. Music and light refreshments will round out a sweet and elegant afternoon. Sponsorships are still available. For more information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets or tables, see www.salemfamilyresources.org or contact Director, Cindy Jury at 898-5493 or infoatsalemfamilyresources.org.
Saturday, May 11 A Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held at The American Legion Post 63, 38 Millville Street, Salem. The Auxiliary will be hosting the breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit NH Veterans. A menu of scrambled eggs, juice, toast, home fries, pancakes, bacon, and sausages. Admission is $5 per person, $12 for a family of 3 or more. Each lady will be given a carnation. There will be a raffle. Please mark your calendar to treat mom and the whole family to a great breakfast.
Tuesday, May 7 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking evening at the Fisher Cats game. What’s better than baseball in May? That’s easy! It’s Networking with other Chambers before a Fisher Cats Game in May! Join the Greater Salem Chamber, Greater Haverhill Chamber, and Nashua Chamber for a night at the Ball Park! Each Chamber member will receive two complimentary tickets to the game. This is a great way to expand your business network beyond your normal contact sphere. Fisher Cat Stadium is located at 1 Line Drive, Manchester, and the event will start at 4 p.m.
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Monday, May 13, Thursday, May 16, Monday, June 10 Several planning and team meetings will be held in preparation for this year’s Salem Relay for Life 2013. On Monday, May 13, a Planning Meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m.; on Thursday, May 16, a Team Meeting will be held at 6 p.m.; and on Monday, June 10, a Planning Meeting will be held 6:15 p.m. All Team Meetings will be held at Salem High School in the Library. The Committee Meetings to be held at Santo Insurance, 224 Main Street in Salem. The actual Relay for Life event is scheduled for June 22 and 23 at the Salem High School Track. Come get involved in a great event to help fight cancer!
Thursday, May 9 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a Students Award Reception at the Black Water Grill, 43 Pelham Road, Salem, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Student Awards Reception is a very special night where the Chamber recognizes the winners of our Scholarship Competition and Interview Challenge. Our community is filled with talented students who will be our future leaders!
Religious Events ---------Sunday, May 5 Saints Mary and Joseph Parish will be celebrating a special Mass of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 2:30 p.m. at the Mary Queen of Peace location, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem. In the midst of a caring and prayerful community, Catholics who are sick, have a chronic illness, elderly or are going in for surgery are invited and encouraged to receive this Sacrament. A light reception will be held after Mass. If needing more information, call Sandy Lemay at 893-3110.
Wednesday, May 15 Come join Woodbury Middle School for a fantastico time as Tuscan Kitchen prepares delicious and award winning cuisine for you on site! Come join us for great food, music, atmosphere and several cash and prize raffles! Menu includes many dishes. Vegetarian options available. Event held at the Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main St, 6:30-8 p.m. If you wish to attend, please indicate the number of adults and children attending along with payment and bring/mail to Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main Street, Salem, NH, Attn: Christine Cochran. There is a cost for event. Space is limited! Reservations must be prepaid. Checks payable to Woodbury PTSA. For questions, e-mail Christine Cochran at ChristineCochran@Comcast.net or Call at 475-1218.
Library ----------------------------Wednesday, April 24 The Kelley Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai. Stop by the main desk of the Kelley Library for copy of the book to read before meeting night. New members are always welcome.
Sports & Recreation --Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 From April 22 to April 26 the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. All members from grades 1-5 can participate in activities including several field trips. Children have the opportunity to go swimming, play board games, create different arts and crafts, etc. Field trips will include Fun World & Chunky’s Cinema. To register fcall, visit the Club, or register online. Daily rate of $17 per child (rates for additional siblings) not including field trip fees. Field trip sign-ups are done at the Club only. Teen Center will be open for grades 6 and up. If your child is not a member, membership is only $30 a year (scholarships are available). For additional information, contact Mike Stevens at 898-7709, ex. 33, or visit the website at: www.salembgc.org.
School Activities ---------Sunday, April 21 Salem High School will hold an Earth Day Expo in the school cafeteria from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This event will feature environmentally friendly fun and information, from safe face painting to a local bio-diesel truck that runs on used cooking oil. Also, our Salem fourth-graders who made posters about “green transportation” can pick up their ice cream cone certificates all day. See www.gsnhed. org for more information.
Thursday, April 25 th The Weathervane on Route 28 in Salem is hosting a fundraising night to help the PB & J Relay for Life team raise money by donating a generous 20% of each diners check on Thursday, April 25. This is an opportunity to help the PB & J team raise money for the American Cancer Society without doing anything but go out to eat! Mention to your waiter that you are supporting the Relay for Life team. Please save the date and enjoy a night out with no cooking or clean up and help us to raise funds to find a cure for cancer.
Thursday, May 2 Members of Congresswoman Kuster’s staff will hold mobile office hours at Salem Town Hall, 3 Geremonty Drive, from 3-5 p.m. The staff members will be available to meet individually with local residents who need help with federal agencies on a range of issues. For questions or additional information on services offered through the office hours, constituents are encouraged to call 603-226-1002. Friday, May 3 rd The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold its 5th Annual Concert and Silent Auction to benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation. This event will be held in the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, from 6-10 p.m. This year’s concert will feature Hotel California, the original Eagles tribute band. The silent auction will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Sundays, May 5, and June 2 th 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.
Tuesday, April 30 The Salem School District will be conducting a free screening for Salem children, age’s birth to six years old, who are suspected of having vision problems, hearing problems or developmental concerns. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may require special education. This Child Find screening will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at the Fisk School–SEED Program. Appointments are required; spaces are limited. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Linda Collier at 603-893-7040 or lcollier@ sau57.org.
Wednesday, April 24 The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem now accepting registrations for their th is new karate program, which starts next week. Beginning April 24, the Club will be offering lessons for children from grades 1 to 8. Classes will run for 8 weeks, every week on Wednesday nights in the gym. Classes for grades 1-2 will be from 4-5 p.m., grades 3-5 from 5-6 p.m., grades 6-8 6-7 p.m. Classes will be limited to 15 members. There is a cost for this 8 week program. You must be a Club member to register. For more information, visit www. salembcg.org or contact Jeff DiSalvo at 898-7709, ext.11 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Regular Meetings & Events
American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Board of Selectmen meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room); first, second, and fourth Monday. 7 p.m. Budget Committee meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cancer Support meetings, Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sand Hill Road, first and third Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CareGiver Support Group, Silverthorne Adult Day Center, third Wednesday, 4 – 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Paula Faist at 603-893-4799. CHADD–Nashua-Windham Chapter, Windham Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conservation Commission meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Council on Aging meetings, Ingram Senior Center, fourth Tuesday of April, May, June, August, September and October, 11 a.m. (890-2190) Democratic Town Committee, Kelley Library, first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids, Rockingham Christian Church, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-DC-AT-RCC. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Blackwater Grill, 43 Pelham Road, Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope/NAMI, Kelley Library, 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – noon Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September through May. Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Black Water Grill, second and fourth Thursday, 6 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, first Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall, second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Atkinson Country Club, Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Grandparents as Parents Support Group Groups, third Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Greater Salem Caregivers. 287 Lawrence Road (Foss School Building). (898-5493) Cindy Jury, Executive Director, Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Salem Community Emergency Response Team, Trustees room, ADP, 11 Northeast Blvd, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. New recruits are welcome to attend. Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Kelley Library, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Winning Speakers Club, Senior Center, Lowell Road, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Women’s Club (GFWC) Salem Chapter, Kelley Library, Beshara Room, first Tuesday, noon – 2 p.m. (No July, August or December) Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Town Hall, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.
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Boys Lacrosse Blasts Past West High
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by Jacob Gagnon Powered by Jacob Lakos’ electrifying sevengoal performance, the Salem High School Boys Lacrosse team cruised to a 19-7 victory over Manchester West High School on Saturday morning, April 13. West continued to battle throughout the first half of the contest but the Blue Devils high-powered offense ran away with the game in the second half. Zach Guilmet added to the home team’s side of the scoreboard, recording four goals in the game. Matt Gibbons scored three goals for the Salem High squad to round out the top scorers for Salem High School. After posting a 16-5 loss to Souhegan High School to open the season on Thursday, April 11, the Blue Devils regained their momentum early on in Saturday’s game. Lakos broke through the scoring barriers for the first two goals of the game. Despite West’s comeback attempts, Salem’s offensive onslaught continued to stun the visiting squad throughout. “We moved the ball around multiple times before each shot and we did way better than we did last week,” said Lakos. “We all got involved.” The Blue Devils took the lead in the first quarter, 5-0, powered by Lakos’ first three scores. The game was still within West High’s reach, 7-3, at halftime. “Overall, as a team, we did great. We just got it into our heads that we have to pass it around and we need to score and we need to keep winning games,” said Lakos. Head Coach Chris Kelleher, while pleased with his team’s inaugural victory of the 2013 season, saw plenty of areas that need improvement.
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Gibbons charges through West defenders to score during Saturday’s victory. “It was a good win but we need to play better defense. We had a lot of dumb penalties today that should not have happened,” said Kelleher. “We have to move the ball. We have a lot of good athletes and a lot of speed. We need to make the ball movement more effective so we can get better shot opportunities.” While the home team struggled to contain West at times, Sam MacDonald, Jeff Larosa and Justin Juranovits performed well on the defensive side of the ball. “All three of them played really strong defense for us,” said Kelleher. Andrew Phillips, at midfield, was another stellar player for the Blue Devils, dominating face-offs all game. Phillips’ control on face-offs led to a handful of fast-break goals for Salem. “All of those guys had really strong games,” said Kelleher. “Overall, it was a pretty good game for us.” The Blue Devils hope their offense can continue to perform this strongly as the season progresses. With Coach Kelleher’s focus on perpetual improvement for every aspect of the team’s play, Salem’s win column will begin to bulge sooner rather than later. Staying healthy, maintaining focus and continuing to improve are all factors that the Blue Devils will try to juggle in hopes of landing in the postseason. “And we need to stay humble,” said Lakos. Even after a career-defining game, Lakos was able to illustrate the mindset that the Blue Devils will need for continued success.
Baseball Team Experiences Ups and Downs as Season Begins
by Jacob Gagnon The Salem High School Boys Baseball team blasted into the regular season on Wednesday, April 10, bashing Manchester Memorial High School, 12-2, at Gill Stadium in Manchester. The Blue Devils’ bats exploded for 12 hits and 10 RBIs while senior pitcher Dan Morin silenced the Crusader hitters and earned the win. Morin pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs, only one of which was an earned run. Morin helped his team’s cause at the plate, along with sophomore Cody Soucy, by batting in three RBIs apiece. The victory, as Head Coach Dan Keleher hoped, would set the tone for the rest of the season. The Blue Devils’ bats were blazing as they took to their home field on Saturday afternoon, April 13th to face off against Trinity High School. Despite several rallying attempts, however, Salem could not muster enough offense as one of the top pitchers in the state, Trinity’s Carmen Giampetruzzi, handed the Blue Devils their first loss of the season, 6-2, with a 14 strikeout performance. “We did a good job against Carmen,” said Keleher. “We put up some good at-bats.” The Pioneers struck first, scoring a pair of runs at the top of the second inning off Salem’s starting pitcher, senior Matt Survilas. The Blue Devils struck right back as junior C.J. Beaulieu was able to take advantage of two Trinity errors to cross the plate, cutting the lead in half. In the bottom half of the third inning, senior Joe Lemenager, after taking a walk, scored on a single by classmate Dan Morin. Trinity answered with a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning from Ryan Boldwin. The Pioneers collected four more runs in the ballgame, including three runs in the sixth inning, to earn the victory. Survilas, despite taking the loss, put forth a strong effort, giving up three earned runs in over five innings on the mound. “Our pitcher did a good job. He came in and did a decent job today,” said Keleher. Keleher also noted the kind of pitchers that the Blue Devils have competing on the mound this season do not rely on striking out the batter, but rather pitching for contact. To illustrate the point, in the Blue Devils’ opening game, Morin threw 85 pitches but did not record a single strikeout in his winning performance. Those kind of pitchers rely heavily on the team in the field to get outs. “We can’t afford mistakes in the field. We have pitchers that pitch to contact,” said Keleher. Salem’s early season record dipped a bit lower as the Blue
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Senior Matt Survilas pitches to Trinity hitters in the early innings of Saturday’s loss. Devils fell to Bedford High School, 6-5, on Monday, April 15. The Blue Devils stayed competitive throughout, despite only earning three hits in the contest, thanks to a solid start from junior C.J. Beaulieu. Beaulieu pitched over four innings, giving up a pair of runs before exiting the contest. The Blue Devils have enough talent to regain a winning record as the pace of the season quickens. They will need to overcome the offensive drought that has plagued them on their last two outings. It is a worry that the Salem Baseball squad hopes to extinguish early on. “We’re going to be OK offensively. That’s still a positive,” said Keleher. “We’ll improve from here.”
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