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Volume 3 Number 13 October 2, 2009 14 Pages
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Hall of Fame Inductees
by Chris White The Salem/Woodbury Hall of Fame held its 27th annual induction ceremony at Atkinson Country Club on Friday, September 25. Family and friends of the inductees gathered for the evening to have dinner and then watched the honoring of the ﬁve distinguished Salem High School alumni. The class of 2009 included Bernard H. Campbell ’74, Charles Samataro III ’82, Jonathan K. Barry ’94, Lt. Gary J. Khoury ’85, and Dr. Susan Habinowski Chow ’90.
Salem High School
Barbeque and Jamfest
at Field of Dreams
Bernard H. Campbell ’74
Mr. Bernard Campbell has served the Salem School District as a member of the Salem School Board since 1997. He has also served on the Salem Planning Board and is a member of The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. At Salem High School, he was a varsity track manager and a member of the 1974 All-State Orchestra. He also served as the senior class vice president. Campbell has been calling Salem High School football games for years on Salem’s local station. He has been a dedicated broadcaster and a detailed statistician for the Blue Devils. “The stats were a way to sound more knowledgeable and make the broadcast more interesting,” Campbell said in his induction speech.
Charles Samataro III ’82
Mr. Charles Samataro competed for four years in the soccer program during high school. In 1979, he was recognized as the Boy Scout of the Year and was later elected to “Order of the Arrow,” a National Camping Honor Society. After graduating from Salem, probably his most notable accomplishment is working as a senior videographer and producer at the ESPN Television Network. Samataro has won ﬁve Emmy Awards, the most prestigious honor in the television industry. His roots are deep within Salem High School as he was dedicated to the Salem High School Television Production Program and took advantage of career opportunities that were presented to him after gaining valuable experience there. “To think when I was a freshman that I would have the career that I have is ironic,” Samataro said. “I just latched on to a growing company and succeeded.”
Jonathan K. Barry ’94
Jonathan Barry was a tremendous two-sport athlete and captain as he participated on the football and basketball teams. He received the Coaches Award in football for the 1993 season and the Bowlby Award in 1993 and 1994. After graduating, he attended Colby College where he excelled academically and athletically as the football team captain. He graduated from Colby College in 1998 Magna Cum Laude with a major in English. He studied at the University of Oxford for graduate school and graduated with a Masters degree in Science Economic and Social History. Barry has also been recognized as the National Football Foundation and Colby Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete of the Year from Maine 1997-1998. Other awards of his also include the Wilkinson Fullman Prize for top History major in 1997, the Jack Foner Prize for Outstanding History thesis in 1998, and the winner of the UTA National Competition for Senior Thesis in History in 1998. He has two publications and established two research grants in his name. “It’s an honor to be in this class with people who have given so much back to their communities and come from a great place like Salem,” Barry said after the ceremony.
Clay Tiles performs at Jamfest: Kevin Elliott, Rick Poulin (on drums), Brian Elliott, Chris Burns by Jay Hobson “We were able to put this all together in about two Folks from all over town came to Field of Dreams last months, and the bands were great and donated their time. Saturday to share in good food and great music. The proceeds will go towards covering the expenses of The classic New England fall day saw bright sunshine Field of Dreams, like extending the brick walkway to the and seasonally comfortable temperatures while smoke parking lot, and other expenses,” Good said. from barbeque grills wafted through the trees, giving the Games were provided for younger residents, like place a look of being engulfed in an early morning mist. frisbee and golf, and of course the playground was a big The aroma of grilling burgers and hot dogs accentuated hit with the younger kids. The event, which ran from the pangs of hungry visitors, and great music ﬁlled the noon to 5 p.m., had its ﬁnale as members from all three air. The music was provided by three Salem bands that, bands joined together for a stage-ﬁlled jam session that according to Field of Dreams Board Vice President Pat closed the afternoon with a festive ﬂair. Good, all donated their time. “This is wonderful and very exciting,” said resident First on stage was an acoustic band called Three Play, MaryCarol Wieland. with vocalist Donna Fisher center stage ﬂanked by guitarists Chris Colella and Paul Iannazzo. Fisher’s vocals were effortlessly done from covers of Melissa Etheridge to Heart. Next up was Clay Tiles, a band comprised mainly of childhood friends and neighbors from Budron Avenue and Carol Avenue, with Rick Poulin on Drums, Chris Burns on lead guitar, Brian Elliott on bass guitar, and Kevin Elliott’s soulful voice that had the crowd swaying and heads bobbing. Then came the showmanship and guitar rifﬁng of George Williams of George and Company. Williams works his guitar with body language that reveals just how into the music this talented guitarist delves. Along with George was Mike Weston on drums, keyboardist Dave Peek, and George’s Field of Dreams Board Members: Nancy Prominsky Rooney (treasurer), brother, bassist Bob Williams. Chris Dillon (recreation director), Pat Good (vice president), The event was put together over a Ross Trecartin (president), and Wayne Pilla (secretary) relatively short time.
Healthy Environment Program
at Mary Fisk Elementary
The PTA, a parents & teacher group that supports enrichment programs and opportunities for our children, plans fundraising events for our school community, assists with classroom festivities and special events, began a effort to provide supplies and education to the students to understand the step everyone can take during the up coming ﬂu season. The Salem Police Benevolence Association made a donation to start the program, which will focus on methods of prevention such as hand washing, classroom supplies to air puriﬁers. To learn more about the program please visit the Fisk School web site www.salemﬁskpta.org and click on Healthy Environment.
Lt. Gary J. Khoury ’85
Lt. Gary Khoury was a senior class president and three-sport athlete who participated on the football and indoor/ outdoor track teams. In 1985, he broke the indoor high hurdle record and served as captain of both track teams. He graduated with honors from Tufts University in 1990. After graduating from Tufts, he was selected to serve as a representative from the United States in the Japanese Ministry of Education’s Program. He went on to running his own Karate academy which was recognized by the governor of Massachusetts and the White House for his ground-breaking character development programs for school-aged children. At age 40 in 2006, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to protect our homeland and will return to duty on October 9. “It’s an incredible honor, especially to be among such an accomplished group,” Khoury said about his induction.
staff photos by Len Lathrop
Dr. Susan Habinowski Chow ’90
In 1990, Susan Habinowski won Spring Student-Athlete, played on a championship softball team, and was named Eagle-Tribune Athlete of the Year. She was also recognized as a two-time Boston Globe All-Star, set a school record with a 0.00 E.R.A., and graduated second in her class. She moved on to Fairﬁeld University in Connecticut and earned another softball championship, while graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Pre-Med. She was then awarded a fellowship to attend Dartmouth University where she received her
doctorate in molecular biology, published her research thesis, and coauthored a number of other papers. At the induction ceremony, her former coach, Harold Sachs, recalled what Habinowski said in her speech at graduation in 1990: “If you have passion for whatever it is, you will be successful.” Information about the inductees was provided ������������������������������ by the Salem High School Athletic Department. Piano Bar Tues. & Weds. Evenings
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Saturday, October 3 The Salem Fire Department will hold an Open House for the public to come and visit the ﬁre station from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 890-2200. Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 25 A fundraiser for Breast Cancer will be held in honor of survivor, Lorraine Desharnais, at Ella Beauty Salon, 7 Redroof Lane, Unit 3, Salem. Come and have a pink extension put in your hair to show your support for Breast Cancer. All proceeds to go to Mass General Hospital. Event runs from Sunday, October 4 through Sunday October 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, October 9 The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive sponsored by the Plaistow Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council #6617 at the Atkinson Community Center located at 4 Main Street in Atkinson, between the hours of 1 and 6 p.m. Every day, in cities and towns throughout NH, there are patients among us who rely on us as part of their medical care. Blood is the one medicine that can only come from a healthy volunteer donor. The time you take to donate could help a premature baby, an accident victim, or a cancer patient on the road to recovery. To ﬁnd out more, call the Red Cross at 1-800-262-2660. For more information, visit our website at www.newenglandblood.org/nh. Saturday, October 17 The Masons Of Spicket Lodge in Salem will be holding an Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for anyone interested. Tours of the lodge building will be given and any questions you may have about the Free Masons will be answered. There is a lot of history of Free Masonry in Salem alone, that you might ﬁnd interesting as well. There is plenty of parking in the rear of the building. Refreshments will be available, so come on down! Spicket Masonic Lodge is located at 107 Main Street, (just before the corner of Main St. and Broadway, Route 28). For more information, call Jay McLaughlin at 603-898-9959. Open to the public. No charge. Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church is hosting its 6th annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will host 30 local artisans with home-made crafts that include home-made soaps, gingerbread houses, knit wear, ﬂeece, photography, wood turned items, stationary, Christmas ornaments and much more. Concessions are not to be missed along with a Bake Sale of homemade goodies and soups. Crafters’ Rafﬂe include items donated by the crafters and are rafﬂed off. A Queen sized quilt, which was made by the women of Triumphant Cross, will also be rafﬂed. Door prizes, free parking and free admission are all part of this wonderful fair that will help kick off your holiday season.
Tuesday, October 6 The Salem Women’s Club will hold its regular meeting from noon-2 p.m. in the Kelley Library’s Beshara Room. Luncheon will be followed by a brief business meeting. New members are always welcome.
Saturday, October 3 St Joseph’s Parish, 33 Main Street, Salem, will be holding an Indoor Craft Fair from 8 a.m-3 p.m. The fair will feature a quilt rafﬂe, other rafﬂes, a silent auction, concession stand, bakery table, craft materials, and much more. Sunday, October 4 Azim Jamal, a sought-after inspirational speaker, management consultant, executive coach, and international best-selling author, is coming to Triumphant Cross, 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem NH. Azim will begin our study of Grace, Gratitude and Giving. He and Harvey McKinnon have co-authored the book, The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us. Azim’s dynamic, inspiring, and thoughtprovoking message has been heard by over one million people worldwide. His work is recognized by leading thinkers in the ﬁeld of human potential. Following the service a “Meet and Greet” will take place in our fellowship hall. Azim will be available to sign copies of his books and speak to those in attendance. Wednesday, October 7 Long time Salem resident and community leader, Chuck Morris, is organizing a fundraiser for Joe Prestipino. Joe is a longtime nurseryman, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In an effort to assist with medical expenses and lessen the stress that accompanies such an illness, a ‘Gathering of Giving’ fundraiser has been planned. Community leaders, business owners, and co-workers, have joined together to host this fundraiser, which will take place on the grounds of Freshwater Farms in Atkinson from 4 p.m.– 6 p.m. Azim Jamal, international inspirational speaker and co-author of the bestseller The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us is the guest speaker for the gathering. There are three opportunities to give. There is a donation for the event ticket, there will be rafﬂe tickets for a chance to win a Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest Family Package, and there is also an event sponsorships opportunity. Personal donations in any amount are gratefully appreciated. Please make checks payable to Friends of Joe Prestipino c/o Salem Cooperative Bank, 3 South Broadway, Salem, NH 03079. Tickets for the event may be reserved by calling the ofﬁces of Chuck Morse at 642-6400.
Saturday, October 10 Salem High School’s Blue Devils Marching Band and Color Guard will be hosting their Annual Invitational Band Show from 6-10 p.m. at Grant Field, Salem High School. It proves to be a great night of entertainment, attended by over 3,000 people who come to watch marching bands from the surrounding area. The scheduled bands include 39th Army National Guard Band, Dover High School Green Wave Marching Band, Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band & Color Guard, Nashua High School South Purple Panthers Marching Band & Color Guard, Pinkerton Academy Marching Band & Color Guard, Bow High School Marching Band, Marshwood High School Marching Hawks, Merrimack High School Marching Tomahawks, Alvirne High School Bronco Marching Band & Color Guard, Spaulding High School Red Raider Marching Band, Concord High School Marching Band, Nashua High School North Marching Band, Burlington High School Red Devil Marching Band, UMass Lowell Marching Band, and the Salem High School Blue Devil Marching Band & Color Guard. The public is welcome.
Salem Regular Meetings & Events
American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Artists Association of Greater Salem, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Thursday, 6:30 – 8:45 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. 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, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (conﬁdential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Jonathan’s (Park Plane Lanes), Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope, Kelley Library, Room B, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon Family Fun Night, Boys & Girls Club of Salem, ﬁrst Friday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m. Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. 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, Pentucket Bank, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, third Thursday, at 7 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, ﬁrst Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Mom’s Club of Salem, Kelley Library, fourth Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), ﬁrst Wednesday, 7 p.m. Refunder’s Group, Kelley Library, Lanc Room, third Saturday, 9am – noon. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Rockingham Park (Belmont Room 1), 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 Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Salem Crossing #3/Rockingham Commons, Kelley Library, Room B, third Monday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Meeting Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, second Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at the Kelley Library, conctact Jeff Hatch at email@example.com or 548-7418. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Teen Social Center, Kelley Library, Room B, ﬁrst Thursday, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Salem Youth Hockey, Kelley Library, Room B, second Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Pleasant Street Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:30 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 (Knightly Rm), ﬁrst Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6 Jack Agati, a speaker about parenting, will be at the Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main Street, Salem, at 7:30 p.m. talking about birth order and how it affects our parenting and our kids. This entertaining and informative program looks at the many characteristics associated with the various positions in the family. Admission is free. This event is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Montessori School, your local PTA’s, and Salem Family Resources. Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8 New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is sponsoring a free two-part First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar. The seminars will take place at the Bank of America, 220 North Broadway, Salem, from 6-9 p.m. The sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To make reservations, call 1-800-640-7239, extension 7393.
Seminars & Courses
The Kelley Library: 234 Main Street, Salem. Check www.salem.lib.nh.us or call 898-7064 for information on library events. There are many programs and events Talk to offered at the library. Some may require registration.
October 17 youth groups. This contest encourages The North Salem School will hold an young people worldwide to artistically Open House starting at 6:30 p.m. for grades express their visions of peace. The Salem 2 and 3, and 7:30 p.m. for grades 4 and 5 Lions Club is proud to bring this contest Please recycle on October 17. ThisPlease recycle way to is the perfect to Salem area youth. Students ranging this publication. this teacher get to know your child’spublication.along with in age from 11 through 13 are eligible Talk year. his/her expectations for the schoolto to participate. (Eligible birth dates are The Kindergarten and ﬁrst grade Open November 16, 1995 through November 15, House will be held on Thursday, October 1998) The theme of the contest is Send your stories and Power of Peace’. The use of lettering Send your stories and photos ‘The photos Monday, October 5your stories and photos 8. Becoming involved in your child’s Send to firstname.lastname@example.org to set your child education is a great way email@example.com the front of the poster, in or numbering on Saundra Maisey, a certiﬁed laughter to World Laughter Tour from firstname.lastname@example.org for success. any language, is not allowed. Interested leader with the youths can pick up Participant Packets Columbus, OH will be a guest speaker which contain ofﬁcial rules and important at the Salem Cancer Support Group, �������������������������������� dates in three Salem locations: Woodbury which meets at 6 p.m. Saundra provides School, 206 Main Street; St. Joseph’s workshops and seminars on the beneﬁts Regional Catholic School, 40 Main Street; of laughter for stress reduction, improved Talk to or the Salem Boy’s and Girls Club, health and wellness, and team building. 3 Geremonty Drive. Call Kay Barretto at The group is open to cancer patients, 603-327-4125 or email survivors, caregivers and family, and meets kaybarretto@Comcast.net for more at Granite State Baptist Church, information. 1 Sandhill Road, Salem. For information,
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The Salem Recreation Department offers many programs; registrations may be made at the department. Fees required for most programs, and some may require birth certiﬁcate and/or proof of residency. No registrations accepted by mail. For more information, visit our Website at: www.TownofSalemNH.org.
Sports & Recreation
Get well wishes to Pauline Ouellette, Gretarose Barnes and Joe Merchant. Hope you all feel better soon. Our condolences to family and friends of: John L Morash, Robert A. Hanlon, Harry A. Bowen, Frances L. Schwarzenberg who passed away recently. Happy Birthday wishes to: Dorothy Randall, Norman Kaufman, Salvatore Laudani, 10/4; Joe Dallon, Laura Tierney, Regina Galvin, Marilyn Lavery, 10/5; Clarence Trammell, Claire Reed, Louise Dechane, Anne Demarais, Mary Anne Hussey, Arthur Villemaire, 10/6; Shirley Brooks, 10/7; Richard Garrison, Bea Giaimo, Marilyn Risitano Stuart Onsrud, 10/8; Lewis Winﬁeld, Bill Heuser, 10/10 . Hope you all have a great day! For more information or detailed daily calendar see our website @ townofsalemnh.org, visit the Center or call 890-2190.
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Wednesday, October 28 Salem Youth Baseball will be holding its annual Election of Ofﬁcers for the 2010 season at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Interested candidates submit your info to: Secretary@salemyouthba seball.net. Executive Board positions with responsibilities are listed on the SYB website at: www.salemyouthbaseball.net.
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Salem Church Services
Ararat Armenian Congregational Church 2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. Centerpoint Community Church 101 School Street • Sunday Services, 10 a.m. Grace Assembly of God 199 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday night Bible Study, 7 p.m. Granite State Baptist Church 1 Sand Hill Road • Sunday Services, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church 290 Main Street• Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 11 a.m. Faith Bible Chapel Meets at American Legion Hall, 38 Milville Street • Worship Service, 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, UCC 15 Lawrence Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. New Wine Fellowship Church Meets at Salem High School, Media Center • Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. North Salem United Methodist Church 389 North Main Street • Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School, 9 a.m. Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 8 Pleasant Street • Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Services, 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11 a.m. Salem Bible Church 11 Ermer Road (off Rte. 111) • Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Eve. Worship, 6 p.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. • Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church Main Street (across from Kelley Library) • Sunday Services, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church 171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m.
Salem Community Patriot
October 2, 2009 - 3
Town Property Use Policies Questioned
by Jay Hobson Laurel Redden, chair of the Democratic Town Committee, appeared before the board of selectmen to voice her concerns regarding the denial by Kelley Library staff of an event sponsored by her committee to discuss the issue of healthcare reform last month. “The triggering event for bringing this to your attention is an event that we had scheduled at the library last month and we were told the day before the event took place that we could not have the event at the library because it was a topic deemed ‘political.’” Redden stated that “we were doing a forum on healthcare and had invited guests who were experts in the academic and healthcare ﬁelds that it was to be a non-partisan informational session.” The proposed healthcare forum at the library was scheduled at a time when politicians were holding similar events around the country that were drawing opposition and vocal demonstrations. Redden said that she wasn’t looking for the library staff to be “admonished” stating that if it was speciﬁcally related to the library they would have brought their concerns to the library’s trustees and “had it taken care of at that level.” Redden said that this had happened several times with various town department staff people over the past few years. Redden’s stated purpose in presenting the issue to the board was the cessation of staff interpreting the policy independently and she questioned whether the policy (regarding the use of town property) was written down or “made up on the spur of the moment.” She asked the board to review the situation to make sure that policy was written and uniformly applied. Selectmen Mike Lyons said that because the library had its own governing body in the library the board of trustees and the selectmen had no authority over the library. “I think we’re all in agreement that the library is off the table because we have no authority there so what speciﬁcally are we talking about?” Redden said that her presumption was that town properties would have a uniform town policy and that the selectmen would have oversight. “Town-wide, my presumption was that any property owned by the town and managed by the town with town funds should have some policy,” Redden said citing that “across the street” the school district has a six page policy regulating how different organizations can use school property. After some discussion the selectmen reiterated that the library board of trustees is the organization that Redden needed to address her concerns with and that the trustees have ﬁnal say on the matter.
Fire Department Recognition
Salem ﬁremen display a sheet cake in front of Engine 1, given to the Main Street department by BJ’s Wholesale Club, in recognition of Patriot’s Day on the anniversary of 9/11.
Holiday Parade Grand Marshall Announced
by Jay Hobson Mrs. Chris Honey-Nadeau, principal of Haigh School and a former art teacher, has been named Grand Marshall of the 2009 Holiday Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, November 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is ‘A Looney Tunes Holiday’ and parade organizers are asking for donations of art supplies as Mrs. Honey-Nadeau is a former art teacher. The supplies will be given to Honey-Nadeau and distributed to art teachers throughout the school district.
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submitted by Erin Robinson Usually the Merrimack Habitat for Humanity is in a position to help several families each year. But when a January 2008 ﬁre ravaged ﬁve homes under construction in Lawrence, MA, the organization was left looking to others for help. With almost an entire block destroyed, families in need lost their homes before they even had a chance to move in. Facing a grim situation, the staff of Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and community volunteers committed to rebuilding the homes as quickly as possible. MSI Mechanical Systems of Salem answered the call for help by volunteering to install HVAC systems for an entire duplex. The company’s donation totaled more than $22,000. “In these tough times, it’s hard for anyone to help,” said Brian Hooper, vice president of operations for MSI Mechanical Systems. “We wanted to do more than write a check. We’re a specialty trade, and we knew we could make our abilities useful. We all worked hand in hand to get it done.” After a 14-month delay, families are now settled into their new homes. “They held a blessing for the houses, and it was a fabulous event,” Hooper said. “It was very emotional for the families and also for those of us involved in the project.” Habitat for Humanity is just one of the organizations MSI Mechanical supports. Hooper was moved to help others in need after meeting a Make-A-Wish family while on vacation at Disney World. The experience touched Hooper’s entire family, and they decided they could use their business connections to make an impact in Salem. Hooper reached out to the Make-AWish Foundation of New Hampshire to help launch the Driving for Dreams campaign, which allows local corporations to sponsor a wish and emblazon their support for the foundation on their vehicles as a way to remind and encourage others to make a difference. In the past two years the company also has volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, as well as presented $1,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank in support of the organization’s ﬁrst annual golf tournament. “We’ve decided that giving back to our community is very important to us,” Hooper says. “Everyone in the community has been great to us by giving us their business, so it’s our turn to give back.” Hooper admits that ﬁnding the resources to donate has become harder during the last year, but he remains optimistic that other contractors can make a difference even with a smaller budget. “The biggest thing is to not get overwhelmed,” he says. “Pick something that means a lot to you and do what you can. Every little bit helps.”
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4 - October 2, 2009
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After watching the charter commission struggle and potentially go down the wrong path, I hope My mother is in a nursing home, suffering from the following ideas can spark the commission to Alzheimer’s disease. I thought I lost my mother. make the right decisions. But I was wrong; there are lessons that she still is To come up with a charter, the ﬁrst question to teaching her family. When I bring in her coffee ask is what is wrong with the current system and or donuts, she wants to share them with the why change? People have said: other residents. She is still showing me that it is 1. Too few people participate in the town meeting important to share with other people. She may format. not be able to say all the words, but it is by her 2. These people can change the decisions made action that I am able to learn. by the selectmen and budget committee and those What can you do? Go visit a nursing home and changes may not reﬂect the view of the remaining make a difference. 30,000 residents. We can give back so much, not just to our 3. The budget process takes too long. loved ones but also to the other residents. You 4. The town meeting is a waste of time since most can truly make a difference in a life of another people will not change their positions on issues. person. Simply stop and say hello, or just smile. With that said, the goals should be to ﬁx these Let them tell you about their life. Older people problems without creating others. I see the have so much experience and knowledge; we can charter commission attempting to solve these learn from them. They will feel good talking, and problems, but introduce the problem of no just think what we could learn. You will be giving major checks and balances. Our current form of yourself a gift. Also make sure you talk to the government does have checks and balances. Here folks who work at the facility. The residents who are some suggestions that may streamline the live in the nursing home could not survive without budget process and provide checks and balances. dedicated aides. They tend to their every need. The key for checks and balances is to have at least They make sure they eat and take their medicine. two separate, but accountable, entities involved in They help them take their baths and get dressed the decision-making process. for the day. I make it a point to thank the lady 1. Keep the current selectmen/budget committee who washes my mother’s ﬂoor. Just to see her format, but eliminate the town meeting, and smile back is worth it. include: My father-in-law for years has been dropping A. All single item purchases over $100,000 in a off magazines at various hospitals, nursing homes, given year must be placed on a voter ballot with a etc. That is one way of giving back. There are simple majority approval. many volunteer opportunities; give a nursing B. All bonds/debts longer than ten years must be home a call and see how you can help make a placed on a voter ballot with at least a 60-percent difference. Or even better, maybe you will decide approval. to surprise a couple of nursing home residents. C. Voters can take the citizen’s petition route to Go make their day, and yours, too. override the selectmen/budget committee, and to raise new issues, but must obtain 300 signatures Brian E. Stanton - Salem (one signature per household) to get an item on the ballot. A petition’s vote ���������������������������������������������� result is used if at least 400 �������������������������������� people vote yes/no for the item. If less than 400 people vote for ����������������������� the item (i.e. 300 votes 250 yes, 50 no), the petition fails. If 400 or more people vote yes/no, a 60-percent majority is required to override. 2. Go with a town council with Area News Group these modiﬁcations. A. The council consists of seven members. Studies have shown ������������ ��������������� that seven is the maximum
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decision-making ability when choosing one of his many Czars. Oh, I know a number of presidents had Czars, but President Obama picks a man (Van Jones) who is a self-professed Communist, an excon, and a racist. Perhaps this was an example of the type of change Obama wanted? Maybe some of you Obamaites out there can write letters explaining why President Obama needs approximately 30 Czars, paid by the taxpayers, to help him do a job that the people elected him to do, and why a self-professed communist and an ex-con was among them. President Obama’s brilliance and competence again radiated when he intervened in the Black Panther voting intimidation case when he ordered all charges dropped due to lack of evidence. In fact, there were mounds of evidence to prove the voting intimidation did exist, speciﬁcally the video footage. Then there was President Obama’s great apology tour to Europe and the Middle East. Imagine a president of the United States apologizing to the world for America — another prime example of his inadequacy to be president. Simply put, a president of the United States just doesn’t do that. Another action that brings more evidence of his inability to lead is his government healthcare bill. President Obama wants to rush this healthcare bill through the House and Senate with little or no research to impacts on taxpayers, the medical profession, and the huge deﬁcit. It appears President Obama missed the day they taught the basics of simple math. Any intelligent and competent person knows you don’t rush a bill of this magnitude through without realizing what the impacts are and will be in the short and long term. That exhaustive research alone would take many months and possibly years. The majority of polls are reﬂecting a lack of conﬁdence in President Obama, and for good reason. A competent leader is able to provide speciﬁc details of a plan that will convince people the plan will work. To date, President Obama has failed to supply any of the details and failed to convince lawmakers, some in his own Party, that his plan will work. But he still wants the lawmakers to hurry up and pass it. What is the rush? Is there a hidden agenda? To date, they are adding and subtracting from this bill with still no majority consensus. And we can’t blame the Republicans for this one. The Democrats have the majority in both the House and Senate and do not need the Republican vote to pass this bill and put it into law. If President Obama’s plan is so great, why hasn’t it passed? For President Obama to have created such a debacle exempliﬁes rash and incompetent decision-making by a president. Believe it or not, there are other issues more important in America that deserve the attention of our lawmakers. One more example of a man out of his element is the President Obama-requested and approved provision in the stimulus package, which grants billions of our tax dollars to the ACORN organization. Does President Obama really know what is going on? For President Obama to have a proven ongoing close association with the ACORN organization that has blatantly conducted and still is conducting illegal activities is very difﬁcult to understand. May I also say that all President Obama’s actions to date indicate that his Harvard education didn’t give him an advantage? A degree from Harvard doesn’t automatically guarantee common sense and competency. President Obama’s actions to date prove me correct. I do, however, give President Obama some credit in the ability to deceive some Americans into believing that his (in my opinion) destructive, radical, left-wing agenda will work. He is, after all, the master of rhetoric (with the teleprompter). You Obamaites may think he is very competent as president and you are certainly entitled to that opinion. So far, in my eyes, President Obama has exhibited an amazing level of intervention never before seen by a U.S. president, and his obvious goal of expanding the government poses a very serious risk to our Constitution. Ed Parlin - Salem
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number for groups to quickly make decisions. B. The town manager’s position becomes an elected one (like a mayor). C. There is no budget committee. The town manager comes up with a budget, and the council can deny/change it with at least a 60-percent majority. D. Items A-C in the selectmen option apply with this method as well. Obviously these ideas require more reﬁnement, but at least they are a starting point toward creating a streamlined, but accountable, town government. Richard Carlin - Salem
I Nominate Charlie Bass to Run for Governor
My Fellow Granite State Voters, The State of New Hampshire is on the move. The problem is, under the leadership of Gov. John Lynch, NH is moving in the wrong direction. According to the Government Performance Project conducted by The Pew Charitable Trust, NH ranks dead last in how well we manage employees, budgets, ﬁnances, and infrastructure. Last! Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island all ranked higher than we did. I’m mad as hell – 50th is not good enough for NH! I have seen and waited long enough. The past few election cycles we’ve all sat back and waited for someone to announce their candidacy for Governor of NH. This cycle, I decided that waiting isn’t for me. So I have searched for a viable candidate for NH’s corner ofﬁce. Over the past few months I’ve talked to many activists throughout NH and one name keeps coming up over and over again. He’s well-known throughout the state. He would appeal to both Republican and Independent voters. He has a tremendous amount of experience and is respected across the aisle. That man, my friends, is Charlie Bass. He is a Republican who can beat John Lynch and return NH to economic health! I ask you to please join me in a ‘Draft Charlie Bass for Governor of New Hampshire’ campaign. All you have to do is send Charlie Bass a note by e-mail or Facebook asking him to save NH by running for Governor of New Hampshire in 2010. Charlie Bass’s e-mail is scott@montagnecom munication.com. Or you can log onto Charlie’s Facebook page, become a sponsor, and leave a message. Please pass this on throughout your families, friends, and organizational e-mail lists. We can save NH, but we need to start today. Jeffrey S. Hatch - Salem
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of billions of our tax dollars to bail them out of their various predicaments. Here’s a partial list of where we stand now, and all of these facts are easily Google-able. First, the recession is over, per Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, and has been from anywhere from mid-July to early August. The bailout packages that so many of us held our noses over for AIG, et al, succeeded in staving off what could’ve been a worldwide ﬁnancial and insurance meltdown. The Cash for Clunkers program worked beyond even the planners’ wildest dreams, both for new car dealers as well as scrap metal junkyards. National home building numbers are up dramatically and have been for months, as the costs for both construction and renovating is way down. The NYSE is approaching 10,000 again, unthinkable just last January. Only our sorry unemployment numbers, 9.7 percent last month and about the same for September, remain a huge problem, but, historically, employment ﬁgures are always the last ones to rise after a recession. Three great speeches. Lots of veriﬁable information; certainly more than you’ll ever hear from Rush and friends. And more than we got in eight painful years of an administration that caused and sat on the problems that many of the people who voted for them back then are blaming President Barack Obama and the Democrats for now. William F. Klessens - Salem as the interrogation techniques the Bush administration used. If the terrorists are planning another attack that could kill my family, I will water-board them myself if it keeps them safe. Your twisted facts are amazing. Unlike President Obama, Mr. Bush has a lot of administrative experience. Bush was governor of Texas and was a successful businessman (including ownership of a baseball team). President Obama has no experience running anything (not a company, state, or local government), and his inexperience is destroying this country at record speed. When Mr. Bush was very young, like many young people, he drank too much and got caught. Are you telling me you never made a mistake when you were young and stupid? But Bush straightened his life out and became a successful businessman and politician. You spoke of Gore and Kerry in your letter. Again, twisted facts! Kerry was NOT a war hero, according to the men who served with him. And Gore lost the election because more Americans voted for Bush. Gore should have used Clinton to help him get elected, but distanced himself because of the lies and scandals. Even with all of Clinton’s faults, the majority of Democrats still liked him and punished Gore for not letting Clinton campaign for him. Your Republican friends told you they voted against Gore and Kerry? I voted for Bush because I believed then and now that he could keep us safe! Ask your Republican friends if they feel safe now? Lorraine Coyle - Salem
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Three Great Speeches
President Barack Obama, who, with his administration, has been ﬁghting an increasingly difﬁcult information battle against the GOP Congress as well as America’s media-led conservative populace, thrice oratorically delivered this month via our television airwaves. Seeking to drive a stake through Republican obstruction tactics re: the Democrat party’s solutions to many of the policy failures that the GOP caused over the past eight years, President Obama concentrated on three of the most important subjects facing our nation right now: America’s future, as engendered in our children, his universal healthcare package, and the current turnaround from the tortured economy his team inherited from the Bush administration. First, despite much criticism from Republican Party operatives nationwide, as well as many misguided anti-Obama citizens, the president delivered a beautifully nuanced, totally apolitical address on September 8 to America’s school children. Why any thinking person would have a problem with the nation’s leader imparting a message of hope and perseverance to our youth, a message absent of the partisanship and rancor inherent in so many “adult level” discussions in our increasingly intolerant society, shows just how anger and ignorance have taken over the GOP since the Bush years. President Obama dealt with anecdotal examples of his audience’s peers and how they succeeded due to their own hard work, as well as discussed their futures, dreams, and responsibilities in more general terms. And our conservative minority didn’t do themselves proud, as many of them in both print and airwaves succeeded in both insulting President Obama’s useful message even before he gave the address, as well as diminished his ofﬁce by preventing children from many school districts from viewing the oration live. President Obama’s September 9 nationally televised healthcare speech explained in simple terms the details of this economically-necessary plan, and stands as his administration’s attempt to cut through the Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, Hannityinspired lunacy that so many Americans incomprehensibly accept as facts. After giving several examples of American citizens caught in the crosshairs of a system that has grown far too expensive and impersonal, the president articulated the basics of “Obamacare”: NOBODY will be forced to leave their existing coverage if they don’t want to, pre-existing conditions WILL be covered, illegal immigrants ARE exempt from the coverage, large businesses WILL BE REQUIRED to cover their employees, along with many other beneﬁcial rules. The still-distrustful are urged to go online and read the speech, check out some credible websites to see how it dovetails with the bill that Washington is currently working on, and then compare all this to the puerile, viral junk being blathered out by media hate mongers, none of whom ever caring a whit about your lives or mine, while happily cheerleading America crumbling during the Bush years because their boys were doing the destruction. Finally, on September 14, President Obama addressed the press in New York to update the nation on the continuing ﬁnancial recovery. After delivering a snapshot of where the nation stood last January, with the stock market in the 7,000s, banks and other credit institutions failing, and America losing over half a million jobs every month, he explained the progress in many areas that have been made since then. Afterwards, he stated some of the new rules that our ﬁnancial organizations will have to abide by, certainly a reasonable request seeing that both the Bush administration, as well as his own, had just spent hundreds
It is a unique privilege to have a column read by hunters and non-hunters alike. You allow me to share my interests and passions in the outdoors, and I thank you. Occasionally, I ﬁnd a unique book that I would like for each of you to purchase. It answers the questions: Is hunting good for kids? Why do they do it? Is it sport or is it instinctive? Does hunting encourage violence or does it teach empathy and compassion? Would it be a more peaceful world if more men hunted? These are some of the questions addressed in a new book entitled From Boys to Men of Heart: Hunting as Rite of Passage. Award-winning author Randall L. Eaton, Ph.D. is a behavioral scientist with an international reputation in wildlife conservation who has been studying hunting for 35 years. “It’s a good thing for kids to spend more time outside, but I doubt that the connection they make with nature is deep enough to promote a conservation ethic.” In his opinion, “Not only are hunting and ﬁshing better for kids, kids who hunt and ﬁsh are better for the environment.” For more information, contact Dr. Randall Eaton at 513-2442826 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase at www.owlinkmedia. com.
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Response on Health Care Letter
This is in response to the letter from Jane Lang Slavin about the public option on health care. At least she did not attribute the concern of people about a governmentrun option to racism, just that all who are opposed are just stupid. Perhaps she should take in account what happened with the Cash for Clunkers program that the government sponsored, which was totally under-funded. Maybe she should check to see if her bulb is out. John D. Zevitas - Salem
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This is President Obama’s economy, not former President Bush’s, and it’s long overdue that the Obama administration, the Democrats in Congress, and their liberal supporters stop blaming others for their own eye-popping mistakes. The liberal tunnelvision would be laughable if the damage they are creating wasn’t so dangerous. The American people are getting fed up with the constant excuses that this administration inherited the bad economy, and the near collapse of the banking industry to justify the binge spending, as well as the takeover of private businesses, banks, and our healthcare system. Let me remind you, Mr. Ippolito, who was in charge of the banking and ﬁnance committees in Congress for the last three years. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were, and still are, the committee chairmen. Both Frank and Dodd pressured Fannie and Freddie to lower mortgage requirements to allow low-income people to buy homes. Frank stated that “welfare and paroled felons should be able to buy a home just like anyone else.” And Frank is pressuring Fannie again to lower the loan requirements to more low-income home buyers. The liberals never learn from their mistakes! The Bush administration kept us safe for eight years since 9/11. People felt safe from another attack because of Bush’s hard stance against terrorism and our enemies. We can’t even call the killers of 3,000 Americans terrorists anymore and President Obama wants to transfer and try those killers in the U.S. If any of those killers are set free because of a technicality, will you invite them to live in your neighborhood? When Bush took ofﬁce, he had to rebuild a muchdepleted military because Clinton balanced his budget with a 35 percent cut to the military budget. And Clinton left ofﬁce with a budget surplus, thanks to the Republicancontrolled Congress headed by Newt Gingrich. Eric Holder has targeted the Bush administration and the CIA for the enhanced interrogation techniques. Why isn’t he also investigating the Clinton administration for their use of rendition? President Obama is considering the same treatment of detainees now. That is real torture (beatings, threats, sleep deprivation). Flying the terrorists to countries like Egypt with legalized torture should be just as criminal to you
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6 - October 2, 2009
Have You Met Anthony Drago?
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz the Spicket from trash left behind and building obstructions, like dams,” Drago said. There is a man on a mission in this town — have catch those responsible. So far, Vinny Apparently he was one of the few who noticed you met him? Many have, but many also have has picked up over 20 bags of trash that nothing was being done about it. When not. Well, let’s formally introduce you to Anthony from the river, including mattresses asked about FMAC (Flood Mitigation Action Drago, fondly known as Vinny. and tires, which DPW removed for Committee), Vinny’s response was simple, saying, him. Vinny has been “There is constant talk a member of the “All of this is done voluntarily. It in town about what to Salem Conservation keeps me out of the house, and it’s do, but no action. I say Commission for about proactive,” Drago said. He added, if the town would just one year now. Though “This town could look a lot better, and hand me a chainsaw he works a full-time job, it will, eventually.” and get outa my way…” But there is more to he also volunteers on a Sure, Anthony Drago spends more than his fair share of time with his it than that. He says full-time basis, devoting his spare time to Salem needs to talk to efforts to clean up the Spicket River, putting a stop to illegal Methuen. He feels when but there is more that he does. After Vinny - actively working to clear downed trees from the Spicket dumping and other the dam in Methuen his 2008 appointment to the Salem needs to open, the dams major conservation Conservation Commission, his goal conservation issues that arise in Salem. There are issues. in Salem need to follow was to be as active as possible. He’ll even tell people who hunt more than the legal amount of Vinny - up to his neck in the Spicket “Being a member suit. Communication you there are a lot of people in this town who game, people who hunt and ﬁsh without proper between the of the Conservation do not even know that Salem has a Conservation licenses, even illegal baiting at favorite hunting Commission, one of the tasks I have chosen to do communities will regulate the water ﬂow, simply Commission. He feels the word needs to get grounds. Vinny voluntarily looks into these issues is clean up trash in our town. This task takes up a by working together. He says that by opening one out. So when there is an opportunity for outreach and reports his ﬁndings to the New Hampshire dam and not the others, the levels of water in the great deal of my time, but I enjoy seeing the town or even an opportunity to educate just one Fish and Game Department. river are not regulated, which causes the water looking clean and looking good for residents and person, he’s the one who gets the job done — all “I would love to see Salem have a Conservation to rise and fall constantly, washing away the river visitors,” says Vinny. voluntarily. Ofﬁcer’s position,” says Drago. (Maybe that’s Just last month he did some cleanup work on the banks, ﬁlling the river with silt. Another conservation project he enjoys working because he could be the perfect person to ﬁll Spicket River in the area of Town Farm Road. He “When I was a kid, I could jump off of the on is the community garden. There are also a lot the position?) He says the state can issue a Hampshire Road Bridge into removed three bags full of trash from the river, as of people who do not know volunteer position, so why not in Salem? Just the river and not touch the well as cleared several trees that had fallen during about this little gem either. during this past ﬁshing season, Drago caught 15 bottom. Now when I am the 2008 ice storm. Vinny reﬂected on his project Basically, the conservation people ﬁshing in Salem without licenses. The out in that same spot, I can from last month, saying, “This project was months land near Hawkins Glen information he collected was turned over to the walk across the bottom. The in the works. First there were legal issues that had is now home to a large New Hampshire Fish and Game: Operation Game blooming garden full of silt made it shallow. The to be investigated, and then I had to get approval Thief in Concord. Vinny says a conservation goodies. Part of the land is a water release at the dams, from the state and direction on how it was to be ofﬁcer would be able to help the local police, without opening the others, corn ﬁeld owned by Peter’s done. After that was the task of getting help. I who simply do not have the time to look into causes an inﬂux of the water Farm. The rest are gardens, was able to get that from a friend who was more illegal dumping and conservation issues because levels, causing it to go up planted and tended to by than willing to assist. Within two hours we had they are needed to investigate crimes. and down, washing silt into residents of Salem who can four trees cut up and the logs ﬂoated to the shore. “It really is unfair for police to handle the river, washing away plant whatever they wish — Now someone has free ﬁrewood.” conservation issues while they are supposed to the banks, making the river as long as it is legal. Many Vinny grew up in Methuen, MA, but notes that handle crime issues,” he said. shallow and more prone to of the vegetables grown in Salem was always his second home. About a When Vinny isn’t working or handling the garden were donated to ﬂooding,” Vinny said. He year ago he made Salem his forever home. He conservation issues, he enjoys time with his Salem’s food pantries, Salem says that by Salem talking to remembers what many seem to have forgotten children: Michael, 18, and Katelyn, 15. Vinny Methuen about coordinated Fire Department, and even — that 30+ years ago Salem used to be primarily loves to go hunting and ﬁshing, with or without dam releases and fallen trees some homemade zucchini farm land, now it is industrial. When the town the kids. But volunteering is his love. He Manning the booth at Salemfest causing obstructions that bread for Salem Police was mostly farm land, the Spicket River did volunteers with children when he can, and he need removal, the water level Department (who does not not ﬂood as it does today. He feels the river is loves to work out at the gym. Vinny is a real gocan be regulated. He says it’s a tough project with have a kitchen). neglected these days. getter kind of guy, and the Salem Conservation no overnight ﬁx, but it can be done. Wildlife conservation is important to Vinny as “After the 2008 ice storm, there were so many Commission is very lucky to have such a special For now, his main goal is to free the banks of well. As hunting season begins, there are many trees down in the Spicket River that it began and active member.
Rotary Club Fundraiser at Victorian Park
by Jay Hobson The Rotary Club of Greater Salem held a fundraiser at Victorian Park where visitors could play “goofy golf” otherwise known as miniature golf to raise funds for the Rotary Club’s effort to eradicate polio. “Polio has been pretty much erased from the United States since the 70s, but it has re-surfaced in countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Our organization provides support to local governments in an effort to rid the planet of this disease,” Mark McGinn of the Salem Rotary Club said. The Rotary Club of Greater Salem was once known as the Salem-Methuen Rotary Club but branched out on its own in 2001 with 20 charter members. Rotary Club “goofy golfers” front row: Matthew Pappalardo, Ryan Pappalardo, Mitchell McGinn, Jake Pappalardo, Madison McGinn; back: Mark McGinn and John
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Longtime Salem Resident and Community Leader Organizes a Fundraiser
Joe Prestipino, a longtime resident of Kingston, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In an effort to assist with medical expenses and lessen the stress that accompanies such an illness, a ‘Gathering of Giving’ has been planned. Community leaders, business owners, and co-workers have joined together to host a fundraiser to be held on Wednesday, October 7. The gathering will take place on the grounds of Freshwater Farms in Atkinson from 4- 6 p.m. Azim Jamal, international inspirational speaker and co-author of the bestseller The Power of Giving - How Giving Back Enriches Us All is the guest speaker for the gathering. Joe and his wife Elaine owned Granite Creek Garden Center, a landscaping design and installation company located in Brentwood. Longtime friend and colleague Rhonda Locke describes Joe as a true nursery man with a broad product knowledge who always took the time to answer your questions. Locke recalls that Joe especially liked the holiday season, probably because he was able to share in the joy of selecting a Christmas tree with your family or spraying ‘wilt pruf’ on your tree to make it last longer and protect your family from ﬁre. “Joe has always been there, every step of the way, offering to lend a hand and share his knowledge,” says Locke. Now, as we look forward to another holiday season with families and friends, it is our turn to lend a hand and give back to Joe and his family. Former State Senator and businessman Chuck Morse says he was saddened to learn of Joe’s illness and considers it an honor that he is able to offer his support at this time. “I ask and encourage all who are able, according to their means, to join me at the ‘Gathering of Giving’ for Joe and his family,” said Morse. We have three opportunities to give. The event ticket is $100. The rafﬂe ticket for a chance to win a Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest family package is $10. Event sponsorships are available for $500. Personal donations in any amount are gratefully appreciated. Please make checks payable to Friends of Joe Prestipino c/o Salem Cooperative Bank, 3 South Broadway, Salem NH 03079. Tickets for the event may be reserved by calling the ofﬁces of Chuck Morse at 642-6400.
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Salem Community Patriot
October 2, 2009 - 7
Soule School Receives Grant
The Soule school has been fortunate to be selected to receive a ﬁnancial grant through the Early Childhood Reading Grant offered by Target Stores. This monetary grant will enable the school to set up a book room, purchase leveled texts, and other materials that will make strategic literacy teaching possible. This book room is available to all staff and contains sets of books that are leveled by difﬁculty. Teachers can borrow sets of books to bring into their classrooms for small group instruction. Second-, third-, or fourth-grade teachers can use some of these books. The school has been working to help students build a love of reading and writing; many of them have become enthusiastic about reading because of their teachers’ inﬂuence. The Soule School community would like to extend their warmest appreciation to Target for allowing them to improve and better the reading program to help many children develop a love for reading.
North Salem PTA Happenings
Get ready to “mangia” as they say in Italian! That means EAT, and that’s what you’ll do (and plenty of it) at North Salem’s “Pasta Palooza” on Friday evening, September 25. Our ﬁfth graders will be helping to host this family-style meal of salad, bread, pasta, and dessert. Families will need to bring their own soft drinks, juice, or water. Donations of peanut-free desserts are welcome and may be brought in that day or evening. Also, 50/50 rafﬂe tickets will be sold that evening with proceeds to beneﬁt our playground fund. Please ﬁll out the form that was sent home with your child if you are interested in attending. There will be two seatings; the ﬁrst starting at 5:30 p.m., and the second at 6:45 p.m. Due to ﬁre regulations, there is a limit to the number of people we can accommodate, so forms and money will be accepted on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrstserved basis. The fundraiser has begun! By now, you’ve probably received the catalogues for our annual fundraiser. Once again, students will be able to sell a variety of great items for a great cause – our school! This year, we are offering more of a variety than ever before. Returning once again is the popular line of “peanut-free” coffee cakes, as well as some delectable cookies, cake, bread, and pretzel mixes. Many of our best-selling items, like gift wrap, candles, house wares, candy, and photo plates will also be offered. This is the biggest fundraiser for North Salem, and we are hoping for your support. The fundraiser ends on Thursday, October 1, at which time all the money and order forms must be sent in to school. Fundraiser items cannot be picked up until all payments are made. Thank you in advance. The Fall Open House was well attended by North Salem parents. Teachers and staff were able to discuss overall school/classroom expectations, regulations and procedures. We hope everyone had a fun and informative evening. Thank you to all the North Salem teachers and staff, and to Principal Janice Wilkins for all their hard work preparing for the evening. In addition, the ﬁrst meeting of the North Salem PTA was a great success. We welcomed many new faces as well as existing members. The PTA discussed and approved several new and exciting programs for the upcoming year. One major goal for this year is to raise funds for a brand-new school playground. The playground committee is seeking new members in order to realize this goal. Anyone interested in becoming part of the playground committee can email Rebecca Daniels at email@example.com. If you are interested in becoming part of the PTA, please contact Jon Tripp at membership@northsalempta. org.
School Board Wants Your Input Proposed Facilities Master Plan
The Salem School Board will host two public forums concerning a proposed facilities master plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer recommendations for consideration. The architects, members of the school board, and the administration ofﬁcials will provide information and solicit thoughtful contributions from community members. It is the School Board’s intent to bring forward a master plan designed to meet the community’s long-term school facility needs, and your input will be most helpful. The current facilities require renovation to address infrastructure needs, such as plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. Further, several academic and support service programs are conducted in sub-standard spaces, such as converted storage closets, the tops of stairwells, and the end corners of hallways. Finally, some classes and programs are meeting in portable classrooms. A facilities master plan will offer solutions to such problems and guide decisions to address infrastructure needs for several years to come. Your help is essential as we look to members of the community to ensure we give consideration to available options. School district ofﬁcials hope everyone takes the time to attend one of the sessions to receive ﬁrst-hand plan information and offer thoughts and ideas. Both of these sessions are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Salem High School’s Seifert Auditorium on Tuesday, October 6, and again on Thursday, October 8. The public forum is being offered twice to provide individuals the option to attend one date or the other. Again, your input is invaluable to us so please take the time to attend. District ofﬁcials are most grateful for everyone’s support and valuable assistance.
Montessori School Celebrates Day of Peace
submitted by Roberta Wilson On September 21, children at the Merrimack Valley Montessori School of Salem recognized the United Nation’s International Day of Peace with a special celebration. Approximately 55 students and eight teachers at MVMS joined over 80,000 Montessori students from 35 countries all over the world in an event to sing peace around the world. The goal was to have a school in each time zone sing the children’s song Light a Candle for Peace, starting in New Zealand and ending in the Hawaiian Islands 24 hours later. The song, written by Shelley Murley of Vancouver British Columbia, was taught to children in participating schools all around the world, with most schools also incorporating sign language with the song. In Salem, the students, 3 to 6 years old, stood in a circle in the school’s peace garden, lit a candle, and all sang and signed together at 10:55 a.m. for 10 minutes. After, they logged their time on a special website with students and schools from around the globe. By the end of International Peace Day, 80,163 students in 35 countries around the globe had participated. More information and the lyrics for this special children’s song is available at http://singpeacearoundtheworld. blogspot.com/.
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Diane Harty (teacher) and students are in the peace garden
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We hope everyone had a successful fundraising effort! The fundraiser ofﬁcially ends this week, at which time all order forms and payments should be returned to the school. If you still have the order forms and/or outstanding payments, please return them to the school as soon as possible. Fundraiser items cannot be picked up until all payments have been made. Thank you in advance. All items can be picked up on distribution day, which will be held on October 29. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are still some volunteer positions available through the North Salem PTA. The After-School Program, which provides fun activities for Grades 1-5, is looking for a co-chair to help ﬁnd entertaining children’s programs and to help staff these programs. In addition, the Holiday Parade Float Committee is looking for a chair to lead the team to create a festive ﬂoat for Salem’s Annual Holiday Parade. General volunteers are needed throughout the school for many other activities such as baking at home, creating appealing bulletin boards, and other general assistance. Please take a minute to ﬁll out the PTA Volunteer Form that was sent home with your child. Volunteering is a great way to become an integral part of your child’s education. For more information, please contact Valerie Conneilly at email@example.com. Don’t forget to turn in those “Boxtops for Education”! Each box top can earn up to 10 cents for our school. If you multiply that by the 385 students here at North Salem, that means lots and lots of money for our school. These funds are used to buy replacement toys and new games for use by our students on the playground. Please read the “Boxtops for Education” form that was sent home with your child last week for more information on how you can support our school. The program “Character Counts at North Salem” is back at North Salem. The program, which teaches ethical behavior, was introduced into the school two years ago and is already having a positive impact on students. The program provides teachers with tools they need to help strengthen students’ moral compass. Character Counts is centered on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The school’s guidance counselor teaches students all about each trait in the classroom and ways that they can live by the program. Students will earn recognition when a staff member “catches” a student demonstrating one of these traits. Students receive special certiﬁcates and recognition during morning announcements, as well as their names in the newspaper. The current trait focus is “Respect.” Students caught being respectful last week include: Liam Tremblay, A.J. Conneilly, Ryan Allard, Cassandra Lira, Anthony Quintal, Katherine Hamlin, Mathieu Raymond, Kierstin Lock, Xiara Glickel, Taylor Vartanian, Casey Myer, Abigail Harris, James MacBride, Jillian St. Hilaire, Connor Silloway, Molly Porter, Kristen Carney, Sarah Rochdi, Paul St. Louis, Drew Leamy, Kaleb Brewstart, Tyler Bedrosian, and Raymond Giuffre.
Donation Given to Elementary School
Catholic High School Information Night
The Arlington Pond Protection Association (APPA) donated $2,000 to North Salem Elementary School for the purchase of computer equipment. The donation was from the proceeds of APPA’s participation at the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker games at the Rockingham Race Track. Pictured are: Ashley Glynn (student and APPA member), Phil Cammarata (APPA Board of Directors), Janice Wilkins (principal at North Salem Elementary), and Meghan Greeley (student)
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Second graders at the Barron School are back and ready to learn! The ﬁrst weeks of school involve a lot of listening as routines and rules are established in each classroom. Everyone is working hard to learn each other’s names as new friendships are made. It’s also time to wipe away the cobwebs and review our basic skills in Phonics, Reading, Writing, and Math. As classroom communities are established, we will begin learning about many different communities we are a part of. By the looks of all the happy, eager faces, the 2009-2010 school year will be an awesome one! As a new school year gets underway, third-grade students eagerly anticipate a year of learning, fun, and growing. Students look forward to reading chapter books, writing ﬁction and non-ﬁction stories, and learning to write in cursive. Students will be encouraged to use math skills for problem solving to practice math facts weekly. Map skills have already been introduced and will be an important on-going skill in the Social Studies area. Science will include study, making predictions, and constructing models. Third-grade classrooms will be alive with activities from now until June. Making new friends, learning to respect one another, and working as a team is already underway. Since learning is a life-long endeavor, it’s rewarding to hear students say, “Learning is fun.” Once again, third graders at the Barron school have the right attitude for a successful year.
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Salem Community Patriot
8 - October 2, 2009
Salem Teams Square Off Against Arch-Rival Pinkerton at Homecoming
by Chris White The Blue Devils split their Homecoming contests as they won three out of six possible games on a cool, crisp, and sunny autumn day last Saturday, September 26. The Homecoming was well-attended by Salem students, parents, teachers, alumni, and other fans. The Salem athletes and coaches did not disappoint as they collectively gave their best effort against the Astros and entertained fans throughout the day. Boys’ Football: Salem 24, Pinkerton 7 The Blue Devils delivered Coach Jack Gati’s 100th victory at Salem High School in grand fashion, winning convincingly over Pinkerton. The win gave Salem a commanding 4-0 record in Division I and provided Gati with his 200th career victory. The 16-year Blue Devil coach earned 100 wins as head coach of Trinity and Concord prior to his arrival in Salem in 1994. In a game where many of the area football experts picked the Astros to win handily over Salem, the Blue she tallied eight saves for the game. Christie Cannone, Shayla Derosa, and She led a solid all-around defensive Amanda Smigliani all played well on team effort. The entire defense locked down on the Astros and the Blue Devils controlled the play in the second half. “We came out with a lot of energy and had a good deal of intensity which gave us the opportunity for the win,” Coach Kendrick Whittle said. On Tuesday, Salem pulled out a 3-2 win over an undefeated Junior Joe Gallant spikes one past the Pinkerton defense. Londonderry team at home. Righini and Chase kicked home the Salem’s defense for Salem. ﬁrst two goals and Raye scored on Salem’s ﬁnal home game is Friday against Manchester Central. The game a penalty kicked for Salem’s third. The Blue Devils are now at the top starts at 5:30 p.m. and the team’s of Class L with an 8-1 record. seniors will be honored for Senior Day. Boys’ Volleyball: Salem 3, Boys’ Soccer: Pinkerton 3, Salem 1 Salem took on a tough Astro team Pinkerton 1 Salem faced its toughest that entered the game with only one opponent of the season so far, but loss on the season. The Blue Devils also stood with one loss as they came managed to keep its winning streak alive as it grew to 103 consecutive into the game with a 6-1 record. games. It took four games to win the Both teams battled hard early on as contest this time, but an exuberant the score was tied 1-1 at the end of the comeback by the Blue Devils from a ﬁrst 40 minutes. However, Pinkerton 9-1 deﬁcit in the third game almost pulled away with two goals in the ﬁnished off the Astros. The scores were second half to earn the win. Mike 25-17, 25-14, 25-22, and 25-11 with Abi-aad provided the lone Salem goal Salem winning the ﬁrst, second, and while Nick LaRochelle assisted him in fourth games. the act. “The fourth game showed a lot of Salem dominated the ﬁrst half, but dominance winning 25-11,” Head the team’s play in the second half was Coach E.J. Perry said a different story, Coach Tony Karibian said. Seniors Dan Tiner, Jared Scali, and Jason Kinney all had solid games up front. Kinney tallied 15 kills while Tiner had 11. Tiner also collected 12 service points and three aces for the Blue Devils. Scali and Kinney had 10 blocks each to lead Salem in controlling the net. Setter Chris Barnes played an outstanding game as he handed out 42 assists and Libero C.J. Demarco contributed 11 digs in the winning effort. Junior Joe Gallant had his best game of the year with 12 kills and six blocks. Salem won 3-0 at Coe-Brown of Northwood the following Tuesday to bring its record to 11-0 on the season. The team’s next home game will be its ﬁnal one against Londonderry High School on Monday, October Senior Nicole Boucher sends the ball back to Pinkerton 12. “We didn’t win balls in the second Girls’ Field Hockey, Pinkerton 1, half,” he explained. “They got to more balls than we did and we didn’t take Salem 0 care of the ball when we needed to.” Goalie Allison Breton led the Salem The Blue Devils face a challenging defense with ﬁve saves as the team schedule coming up. After hosting the held Pinkerton scoreless until the ﬁnal Astros, the team’s record now stands at minutes of the game. Pinkerton, a a solid 6-2 on the season. They play a team at the top of the Class L standings strong Manchester Memorial team in with Salem, came up with a goal just in time to secure the win. their next game on Friday at 4 p.m. “We deﬁnitely played very well,” Coach John Gatsas said. “We lost but we are happy with our performance because it shows we can play with them.” The difference was Pinkerton’s ability to wear down Salem on the corners which eventually led to the Astro goal, Gatsas said. The loss was sandwiched between two home victories for Salem in which the Blue Devils defeated Merrimack 2-1 and Bishop Guertin 3-0. Melissa Higgins Melissa Higgins tracks down the ball against and Chelsie Pinkerton. Muldowney produced the two Girls’ Volleyball Pinkerton 3, Salem 0 Salem scores against Girls’ volleyball opened the Salem Merrimack. Meghan Homecoming with the ﬁrst contest Bench assisted the of the day. Although Salem lost in a goal by Higgins, straight set, the games were very close while Higgins at 26-24, 25-19, and 25-20. In the ﬁrst provided the assist game, the score was tied 24-24 before for Muldowney’s goal. Pinkerton pulled away for the two-
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Salem’s Joao Vitor keeps the ball away from the Astros. Devils proved many of their doubters wrong. Running back Max Jacques led the rushing attack as usual with 152 yards on 27 carries. Meanwhile, his backﬁeld mates took care of the scoring. Jerickson Fedrick ran the ball for two touchdowns on 10 carries for 71 yards and Alex Sobrado punched in for six points from the goal line as he collected 67 yards on 11 carries. Once again, the hard work of the offensive line freed up the Salem backs and allowed quarterback Matt Cannone to complete ﬁve passes for 44 yards. He completed four of his passes to tight end Kyle Henrick for 40 yards and one pass to Jacques for a gain of four. Kicker Chris Saulnier connected on all three extra point attempts and booted home a 30-yard kick to add to the Salem offense. The Salem defense played a solid game not allowing a Pinkerton score until the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils forced the Astros to punt on three occasions and Joe DiPalma picked off an interception. “Beating a potential playoff team like Pinkerton is a big win coming four weeks into the season,” Gati said. “Hopefully it won’t be our biggest win this season, but it is a good win.” Girls’ Soccer: Salem 3, Pinkerton 0
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The Salem girls’ soccer team put together an impressive shutout win against the Astros in a game that was very important for positioning in the NHIAA standings. Salem came into the game with a 6-1 record while Pinkerton was 5-2. Salem jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the ﬁrst half and then added a goal in the second 40 minutes. Playing great defense on both sides of the ball, the Blue Devils silenced the Astros. Senior Sarah Raye and juniors Cassie Chase and Amanda Vaudreuil all connected for goals in the win. Junior midﬁelder Gina Righini provided two assists while Vaudreuil contributed one. Sarah Snyder had several gamechanging saves in the ﬁrst half as
Breton played very well in goal as she collected seven saves. Danielle Ferraro had a good game on the front line and Shayla Derosa played well Midﬁelder Sarah Frahm moves the ball toward the Salem goal. defensively. Sarah Frahm, Danica Blakslee, and Taylor Buatti also had solid games point win. The Blue Devils fought hard in the victory. in the second and third games but they All of the Salem scoring came in still could not top an accomplished the second half in the victory over Astro team. Bishop Guertin. Ferraro scored Courtney Wright and Nicole the game’s ﬁrst goal off a pass from Boucher each led the team with ﬁve Bench nine minutes into the second kills, while Melissa Oulett and Erica half. The second goal was scored by Begin both had four kills. Boucher also Higgins who was assisted by Frahm. led the team with seven service points. Muldowney scored the Blue Devil’s Setter Sarah Scott contributed 19 assists ﬁnal goal of the game on another in addition to having six service points. assist by Bench with 38 seconds left.
Salem Community Patriot
October 2, 2009 - 9
Hidden Jewel Award Winners for 2009 Recognizes Outstanding Women
The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Salem Co-operative Bank, is pleased to announce the 2009 Hidden Jewel Award winners. The Hidden Jewel Awards is a program developed to honor the area’s most valuable women, those women who are the heart and soul of their community, but often go unrecognized. The intent of these awards is to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of these women who excel in their chosen ﬁeld or vocation and deﬁne their role through their initiative, dedication, leadership, and involvement. The 2009 nominations were outstanding in quality, making the decision very difﬁcult. The winners are: Mother of Pearl Award Winner – Jeannette Frahm This lifetime achievement award has been named for the gem that signiﬁes Faith, Charity, and Integrity. These three integral components also describe this year’s winner Jeannette “Janet” Frahm. Janet’s charity is far reaching, and given without Jeannette Frahm hesitation. She has brought faith to many while working as a volunteer for Parkland Medical Center and SarahCare Adult Day Center. Her quiet, gentle way always allows those in her care to exist with integrity. In addition, Janet has volunteered her time preparing Mercy meals for St. Joseph’s Parish and special occasion meals for Salem Caregivers. Diamond in the Rough Winner – Christie Cannone This junior achievement award is presented to a high school or college aged student who emulates leadership and community involvement. Through her involvement in Christie Cannone fundraising for Salem High School and her community service projects including: Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence volunteer, Greater Salem Caregivers Walk-AThon participant, and the Salem Observer’s Santa Fund collecting money, Christie has shown a strong commitment to her community. Christie’s leadership efforts are just as strong as her community involvement. While at Salem High School, she has participated on the student council acting as the elected Class President all four years. In addition, Christie organized a freshman-sophomore semiformal dance, developed fundraisers in support of the Destination Senior Prom event to be held at Gillette Lee Alphen Stadium, and has served on numerous committees and projects. Ruby Award Winner – Lee Alphen The ruby is associated with passion and heart. Lee has certainly demonstrated a passion for her ministry and an equally big heart as she serves those in need. Acting as the volunteer chaplain at Rockingham Park since 1975, Lee has worked to bring churches together with those in the racing community. In her 30 years serving this community, Lee has started a food pantry, a clothes and furniture closet, and raised funds to start a daycare center for the children of the horsemen and women. Her passion did not end there! Lee continued to help the families of those working at the racetrack, and even traveled to many of their hometowns in Mexico. While in Mexico, she instigated the drilling of a community well, as the town lacked a water source. Funds for livestock and irrigation systems were also raised. In addition to her service as a Chaplain, Lee is an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish, creator of the Growing In Faith TV show, and a member of the Salem Clergy Group. Sapphire Award Winner – Martha Breen Sapphire is the stone of Martha Breen loyalty. Symbolizing unending devotion this gem accurately represents the commitment that Martha has shown to the schools and the community. Martha has worked tirelessly making a safe and positive environment for the children of Salem. In addition to the dramatic impact she has had on the community through the Boys & Girls Club, Martha has served on the Salem Youth Committee, the Salemfest Committee, and the School Board. Her active involvement with the Salem Democratic Town Committee and her position as Chairman of the Kelley Library Board of Trustees only rounds out her efforts to serve the children of this community. Pink Diamond Award Winner – Kay Barretto For the past decade, Kay has been focused on education and Kay Barretto support of the NH public school system. She served as a board member for the NH Partners in Education and moved into the program director position where she cultivated partnerships between the public schools and their communities. While working in this capacity, Kay developed a drive and spirit for serving others. Her volunteer efforts are many, but particularly important to Kay are her works with “healthy initiative for youth” in the public school systems and overall wellness of the community. In addition, she has taken on a Reaching beyond her community, she also uses leadership role in the American her charitable dollars as a micro-lender, providing Cancer Society’s Relay for a revolving fund for women entrepreneurs in Life acting as event co-chair third-world countries. Lastly, as if these many of cancer education in 2007, community support projects were not enough, 2008, and 2009. Neelima is currently developing reusable/ Topaz Award Winner – biodegradable shopping bags with environmental Diane Carpenter messages, which she will sell through her own business. Topaz is the gem symbolizing Diane Carpenter success. Success is the result of The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Co-operative Bank wish to congratulate each and every project and initiative that Diane the winners! It is spirited individuals like you has been involved with. Diane’s involvement in her community of Windham has been ongoing who make our communities even better. These for more than a decade, and she has been very motivated and determined women will be involved in many successes in that time. Diane honored at a Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 28. The event will take has served as a volunteer place at Atkinson Resort and Country Club in and PTA coordinator for the Windham schools including Atkinson, NH. Those interested in attending service to the Board of Directors the event, or purchasing a congratulatory of the Windham Cooperative advertisement in the program book should call Kindergarten. She has also the Chamber Ofﬁce at 893-3177, or e-mail been an active participant in Stacey@gschamber.com. For more information on the Windham Women’s Club, the Chamber of Commerce, visit the website at not only helping with special www.gschamber.com. Neelima Gogumalla projects, but also spending election days at the polling sites selling baked goods and rafﬂe tickets. 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10 - October 2, 2009
Arlene Stone Partridge
Arlene Stone Partridge, 90, of Salem, died on Monday, September 21, 2009. Arlene grew up in Saugus, MA, and graduated from Saugus High School. She worked at John Hancock in Boston until her marriage to Dr. Stuart Partridge. They raised their family in Melrose, MA, and in retirement they moved to their summer house on Arlington Pond in North Salem. She dedicated her life to her family and friends, and she will be missed dearly. She is survived by her loving children and their spouses: Nancy Lezer and Michael Sportum of Springﬁeld, VT; Janice and Jimmy Mitchell of Melrose, MA; Judy and Timmy Shanley of Keeseville, NY; and Marcia and Keith Kendall of North Salem. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and ﬁve great-granddaughters. Arrangements are under the direction of the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, Salem. Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 N. Main Street, Salem. In lieu of ﬂowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the North Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 206, N. Salem, NH 03073. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Donald S. LeBlanc
Donald S. LeBlanc, 74, of Salem, died Tuesday at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA. He was born in Somerville, MA, and grew up and was educated in Medford, MA. He was a resident of Salem for the past 46 years. Don was a retired Lieutenant and Detective for the Salem Police Department, where he served for 23 years. He was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Peterson Council in Salem, where he was a past Grand Knight, and a member of the 4th degree Bishop Peterson Assembly Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the DAV. Don enjoyed hunting, ﬁshing, camping, and his “Red” Trucks. Most of all, Don enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Mayo) LeBlanc of Salem; three sons: Joseph and his wife, Madelaine LeBlanc, of New Brunswick, Canada, Peter and his wife, Karen LeBlanc, of Nashua, NH, and Paul LeBlanc of Salem; daughter: Mary Anne and her husband, Paul Iannazzo, of Salem; sister: Alice Campbell of Salem; four brothers: Eugene LeBlanc of Medford, MA, Douglas Moran of Texas, George Moran of Maine, and Bruce Moran of NH; 10 grandchildren: Jennica, Justina, Amanda, Matthew, Alyssa, Evan, Nickolas, Justin, Shawn, and Kelsey; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 2, at 12 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Calling hours were held Thursday, October 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem. For online condolences, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
Mildred H. (Prior) Spartichino
Mildred H. (Prior) Spartichino, 90, a longtime resident of Salem, died on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Academy Manor, Andover, MA. Mrs. Spartichino was born and raised in St. Albans, VT and was a graduate of St. Albans Hospital School of Nursing. She lived in Cambridge, MA for many years before moving to Salem, and worked as a nurse in several nursing homes in the Cambridge area. She was a member of St. Josephs Church, Salem. The widow of John Spartichino, her family members include her daughter, Donna M. Taylor of Wakeﬁeld, MA, and her sons, Richard C. Spartichino of Salem, and Raymond and his wife, Maria Spartichino, of Saugus, MA. She was predeceased by her son, David Spartichino. Mildred leaves 11 grandchildren, many greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were on Monday, September 28, from 4-8 p.m. at The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 42 Main St., Salem. A Funeral Mass was on Tuesday, September 29 at 10 a.m. in St. Josephs Church, Salem. The burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Joseph L. Giordano
and her husband, Michael Conley of Goffstown; Joseph L. Giordano, 96, and his sister, Giselda (Giordano) of Italy. of Salem, died Wednesday, A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, September 23, 2009 at St. September 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Joseph Hospital, Nashua. Salem. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, He was born in Boston, and Malden, MA. grew up and was educated in Calling hours were held Sunday, September Italy and Boston’s North End. 27, from 2-5 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Joe was a resident of Salem for Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. the past 31 years, formerly of Medford, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the: Joe was a shoemaker for Sportscraft in Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Somerville, MA. He was a member of St. Joseph For online condolences, please view the Church in Salem. Joe was a U.S. Army veteran, obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. serving during World War II, and he was a member of the VFW Post in Medford, MA. He enjoyed playing cards, especially poker, and trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Joe was an avid Boston sports fan — especially the Red Sox. Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his daughter, and adored his granddaughter. He was predeceased by �������������������������� his wife, Alice (Terramagra) Giordano, and his son, Ralph ������������������������� Giordano. He is survived by his ���������������� ��������������� daughter, Linda Fielding of ��������������������� ����������������� Salem; granddaughter, Ashley,
Michael K. Ward
Michael K. Ward, 58, previously of Salem, died in White River Junction, VT on September 24, 2009. Michael was born and educated in Methuen, MA, the son of Bertha (McNamara) and Richard Ward. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Michael was a selfemployed handyman. Michael will be remembered as a kind, intelligent man who would give anyone in need his last dime. He would go without food so a friend could eat. Michael was a defender of the underdog. He had a keen sense of humor and a forgiving heart. Michael will be sadly missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his sister, Lucinda, and her husband, John Lonergan of Salem. There are no calling hours. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
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Q. It’s been several months since my dad passed away and the pain of his loss continues to affect our entire family. When do people start to feel better and what can we do to start healing sooner? A. First and foremost I’d like to express my sympathy for your loss. People grieve a loss in many different ways. I have assisted many families in the recovery process after they have experienced the loss of a loved one. Every journey in recovery is different. There are different lengths of time, different circumstances and different paths to travel. I have found several helpful strategies that aid in the process of becoming whole once again after someone you have cared about has died. First would be that of involving a spiritual leader to assist in recovery. For those folks who belong to a faith community, that community and its clergy person can be an invaluable resource in moving through the grieving process. Many clergy are especially skilled in post funeral care. Their knowledge, expertise and caring should be sought out early in the process. Secondly, the there are many capable counseling agencies and service bureaus that provide support and guidance in this area. Most funeral care providers, social service agencies and clergy have access to these resources. Thirdly, taking care of yourself should be a main priority. It is very easy in the wake of a loss or depression to neglect proper nutrition, exercise and proper rest often while turning to artiﬁcial means of coping such as alcohol or prescriptions. It is vitally important to realize
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that if you are letting yourself wear down, that will only exacerbate the grieving process. Forth, It is imperative to understand that when you are grieving, it is very easy to lose interest in being active and involved in life. Most folks initially tend to isolate which only compounds the grief and allows it to feed upon itself. While it is often difﬁcult to want to keep moving, it is vitally important to realize that if you don’t ﬁght forward, the isolation and feeling of despair and hopelessness will only continue to grow. Knowing this dynamic will not necessarily solve the problem but at least you will understand what is happening and why. Finally I would like to suggest that there are lots of great spiritual and devotional guides that help to put the whole life and death process into a perspective that folks can understand. I have personally found several dozen resources that I continually share with families that I counsel. While not all devotionals speak to every individual, over the years I have uncovered enough to at least start most people on the road to recovery and healing. I think in closing that it’s so important to realize that you don’t have to make this journey alone. I think the hardest thing for people to do is to be strong enough and willing enough to ask someone for help. Even if the entire family is hurting, there are people and resources out there to help you in moving forward. Those resources can be sought out with the help of your funeral care adviser. Remember, sorrow shared is sorrow divided in half.
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TCLC Hosts Best-Selling Author
Azim Jamal, a sought-after inspirational speaker, management consultant, executive coach, and international best-selling author, is coming to Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zion Hill Road in Salem, NH. Azim will begin the study of Grace, Gratitude and Giving. He and Harvey McKinnon have co-authored the book The Power of Giving - How Giving Back Enriches Us All. Azim’s dynamic, inspiring, and thought-provoking message has been heard by over one million people worldwide. His work is recognized by leading thinkers in the ﬁeld of human potential. You can hear his message and meet him this Sunday, October 4, when Azim will inspire us with his talk, his presence, and his spirit. Please invite your friends and family for this very special opportunity of inspiration. Following the service a ‘Meet and Greet’ will take place in our Fellowship Hall. Azim will be available to sign copies of his books and speak to those in attendance. His schedule, open to the public, is as follows: Sunday, October 4 9 a.m. - ‘Grace, Gratitude and Giving’ Azim to speak at worship service at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church. 10:15 a.m. - Author ‘Meet and Greet’ at fellowship time at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church. 12-3 p.m. – The Power of Giving book signing at Barnes and Noble.
Students Arrested at Freshmen Reception
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Salem police made nine arrests at Salem High School Saturday evening, after a dozen students were determined to be intoxicated while attending the high school function. Staff members and two Salem police ofﬁcers assigned to the event began to question students in attendance that appeared to be under the inﬂuence. Between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. a dozen students were taken into custody. Of the 12 taken into custody, nine are facing charges: Justin Shepley, 18, of Windham, unlawful possession of alcohol; Kina Wilbur-Kabien, 18, of Windham, unlawful possession of alcohol and transporting of alcohol; six seventeen-yearold juveniles from Salem; and one seventeenyear-old juvenile from Windham. All are charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, with two of the juveniles from Salem also charged with transporting of alcohol. Salem Police Captain Shawn Patten said the ofﬁcers also had three vehicles towed from the Salem High School parking lot. Those three vehicles contained alcohol inside of them. He also said all teens taken into custody were released to parents and will have to appear at Salem District Court at a later date.
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Very tasty and very fun to make! Serves 4. Ingredients: • • • • • 1 pound of Gemelli (curled twin macaroni); fresh is better 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1 cup grated Parmigiano and Romano cheese 2 cups marinara sauce or meat sauce Fresh parsley and fresh basil, chopped
Comments expressed in this column are the sole views of those callers and do not reﬂect the views of the Area News Group or its advertisers. The Area News Group Thumbs column should not be used to hurt or defame an individual or business. Town and school ofﬁcials encourage readers to seek out assistance directly to resolve any problems or issues. The Area News editorial staff holds the right to refuse any comment deemed inappropriate. “Thumbs up for a wonderful Salem Fest look forward to next year.” “Thumbs up to ‘keeping an open mind’ Letter to the Editor (9/18/09). We need more open minds in Salem. Thank you for having one.” “Thumbs up. I want to thank the young man called Vinnie. He is on the conservation committee. He has done so much for this town of Salem . I have seen him in the water ways cleaning it and at the community gardens. Yet I never hear the chairman say thank you to him. By the way where are the rest of the committee members? I see a man mowing the lawns and an older woman working the gardens. So a big Thank You to them. “ “Thumbs down to customers who tip a waitress then sit in there section for hours talking. Their tip is no longer a good tip because the poor waitress never got to ﬂip there table. At least tip for the time you sit in the table. This is the only way waitresses pay their bills.” “Thumbs down to Rep. Bob Elliot. Disagreeing with Jeanne Shaheen’s policies is ﬁne, but to end a letter saying “But fellas, don’t be upset; after all, isn’t it a woman’s prerogative to change her mind?” is way over the line. This comment is outrageously sexist. Before you point the ﬁnger at the rude Congressman who accused the President of lying, perhaps you’d better take a good long look at yourself.” “Thumbs up to the idea of using the old Coca-Cola building to house the Salem Police Station.” “Thumbs down to the Salem High School students who were drunk at the Freshman reception. What type of example are you trying to show? All you demonstrated is that you have not matured enough to enter the real world. Your careless behavior put innocent people in danger and you should all be expelled from SHS and made to serve community service. ‘Thumbs down’ to the Superintendent and other adults there for not properly monitoring the outside parking areas for these deviant students, that is your job and your responsibility to make sure everyone is safe.” “Thumbs up to the town of Salem for completing the Pelham Road Bridge, it’s perfect!” “Thumbs down way down to Stephen Campbell for his recap of the Board of Selectman’s review of next year’s budget. First of all the budget has been cut repeatedly in your path regardless of the economy being good or bad. So we’ve come to the point where we can not longer afford to make cuts. Second of all to put Pat Hargreaves on a pedestal just because he is the only one who doesn’t seem to get that concept is ludicrous. His credibility is questionable especially since the recent stunt of challenging the Salem police dept. with his position. Have faith in the gang of 4 that Stephen referred to. Pat Hargreaves should have been removed from ofﬁce.” “Thumbs down to Pat Hargreaves for expecting his fellow selectmen to back him up. If I remember it was not too long ago that he threw them under the bus, calling them bums.” “Thumbs down to ofﬁcer anonymous for backing into me in a middle school parking lot while I was on foot.” “Thumbs down to Comcast for raising rates by $2 in November instead of January 2010. (when they will no doubt raise rates again) They say it’s to cover programming costs and business expenses. But with heavy advertising from the competition they are losing customers. It didn’t help that they no longer provide basic service to new customers and have removed MSNBC and National Geographic from their expanded basic service. They shoot themselves in the foot and ask us to foot the bill. I too will be moving on as so many others have.” “Thumbs up to the Salem public library.. Last week I brought my daughter there to ﬁnd books for a school research project. The staff in the children’s room as well as upstairs in the adult section were extremely helpful. Not only did they walk us to the section we needed they also suggested books. Another ‘thumbs up’ for how well the building is maintained and kept up. I really found it a nice place to visit.” “Thumbs down to the person who didn’t want to give kudos to the school board for their efforts at kindergarten. Sounds like sour grapes to me. Just the fact that we have to wait for the state to mandate kindergarten says a lot. It says that ignorant people like yourself refuse to recognize that education should be given a high priority. School boards have to work tirelessly to get past this outdated mentality every day and for that alone they deserve credit.” “Thumbs up to Bill Sherry for being the Bill Brown Citizen of the Year, your deserve the award!
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Police Searching for Man Who Assaulted Woman
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submitted by Coach Scott Wright The Salem junior varsity is stepping out of the shadow of the varsity program and beginning an undefeated streak of their own. The current junior varsity program has had great successes with providing its continually dominating predecessors with strong, competitive athletes with the will to win and carry on the tradition. This time around, the student athletes don’t plan on waiting to reach the varsity level to keep the streak alive. Salem’s JV program has jumped to a quick start and is currently 9-0 with no intention to stop rolling. Salem’s strong competition at this level comes from the Londonderry Lancers with their great size and scrappy defense, but even with that, Salem only dropped one game to bounce back and take the match 2-1.
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Salem starts ﬁve sophomores and two freshmen every game; Salem’s offense is directed by freshman Andrew Ruffen, who averages just below 10 assists a match. The ﬁrst-year player also contributes one service ace per game. Salem’s sophomores do all the damage on offense with the attack power of running a tri-middle offense — something New Hampshire volleyball isn’t familiar with — giving the team an opportunity to put up bigger blocks and more points. Sophomores Jon Klecan, Ryan Foster, Drew O’Shaughnessy, and Joe Dube account for a total of 119 kills of the team’s 195 to date. Ryan Foster and Joe Dube aren’t only a threat at the net; they are just as dangerous at the serving line with 33 and 32 serving aces so far this year. Drew O’Shaughnessy leads his team in defense and offense at the net, totaling 37 kills and 15 blocks. Jon Klecan, captain, is an outside without boundaries, using all of his talent to be competitive in all aspects of the game with untold athleticism. The young sophomore
has even had his time ﬁghting on the varsity ﬂoor. These four are heading straight for starting positions next year with the intention of pushing all the current juniors to ﬁght for their spots on the team. Sophomore libero, Jon Buatti, leads the team’s defense with 25 digs, and freshman middle hitter, Eric Denning, continues to use his size as an advantage to take control in pressure situations. Eric has showed great leadership in stepping up against Londonderry, leading his team in both blocks and kills in a tight game three. Other ﬁrst-year players that are soon to make their impression on the program include Steve Nugent and Peter Coufos, sophomore outside hitters; Zach Arnold, a freshman right side hitter; and Josh Boutin, freshman setter. The team as a whole has put up impressive stats: a 9-0 record with 24 wins and 3 losses with 121 assists, 35 blocks, 97 digs, 195 kills, and 156 serving aces.
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The Salem Saints Mites ran into a very good Newburyport team on Sunday and were dealt their ﬁrst loss of the season – 4-2. Patrick Cohen and Mason Drouin scored the goals for the Saints. The Squirt 1 kids were 1-1 for the weekend, losing to Andover 5-0 and winning against Burlington 4-0. With a complete team effort, the Squirt 2s had a strong 5-1 win against Methuen with Shea Kingsley, Eric Defelice, Mason Healey, Thomas Defelice, and Patrick Hare getting the goals and assists by Jacob Heckman, Eric Defelice, and Thomas Defelice. Aleksei Lavrentyev and Brandon Paiva combined for the win in goal. The Peewee 1s won on Saturday against Medford, 2-1, and lost the next day against NH East 82. Danny Donovan scored the 2 goals vs. NH East with assists by Brad Brock and Chad Desautels. The PeeWee 2 team had a 1-1 weekend. The ﬁrst game against Medford was an early morning shutout of 6-0 with Nick Sturgess getting the win. Goals were scored by Abigail Lagos (2), Joseph Goudey, Dustin Kingsley, Seth Rebecca Healey and Abigail Lagos from PeeWee 2 against Lexington/Bedford. McCarthy, and Curtis Culcasi with assists by Brian Stanford, Ryan Vallon, George Nicolopoulos, and Rebecca Healey. They ﬁnished up the weekend with a loss against Lexington/Bedford 7-0. The Bantam 1 team had a stellar game against Methuen, winning 11-2. Goals were scored by Matt Bauchman (3), Dustin Lubinger (3), Jake Barnacle, Shane Morin, Zach Sylvester, Dylan Yameen, and Jason Parker, and assists by Shane Morin, Zack Fuller (2), Matt Bauchman (2), Connor Donahue, Nick Yameen, and Jake Barnacle. The Bantam 2 kids had a 1-0-1 weekend with a 5-5 tie against Andover and a win against Lexington/Bedford on Sunday. The Bantam 3s had one game this weekend, losing to Andover 6-0. The Midget 2 team opened their season with a win on Thursday evening against the River Rats 1 team 2-1. The two goals were scored by Cam Brock with assists by Ryan Corbett and Matt Merchel. Nick Phair stood strong between the pipes and turned away several River Rat opportunities.
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submitted by Dianne Wright The Salem High School varsity men’s soccer team split this week’s matches against two tough opponents. The team took their show on the road by playing a tough physical match against Nashua North. The match was exciting, if not at times painful. Tackles were fast and furious, but Builders, LLC the Salem team kept their poise throughout the game. The team showed its mental toughness and ability to focus under tough game conditions. Nashua scored ﬁrst on a long ball played behind Salem’s defense. Salem fought back and Captain Brett Miller was able to serve a ball into senior Mike Abiaad, who headed the ball into the back of the Titan net to tie the score. Throughout the second half, the play continued to be strong and physical; both teams tested each other. Nashua North took the lead on a penalty kick at the 60-minute mark, but Salem never gave up. With just four minutes
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remaining in regulation, Salem junior Peter Ventola pushed the ball to the left corner ﬂag and whipped a cross into Brian Smart, who headed the ball home past the Titan keeper to tie the game. That was all the momentum Salem would need. Just 40 seconds into overtime, Peter Ventola controlled the ball down the left ﬂank. He drew a defender and the keeper The Men’s and Women’s soccer teams gathered collections for before slotting the ball local food pantries at Homecoming weekend. across to Joao Vitor, and he ﬁnished the match with the infamous golden goal. Salem won 3-2. Coach Tony Karibian praised the resilience of his team and the ability to keep focused under pressure. In three overtime games this season, Salem has remarkably won two of them. A talented Pinkerton team would spoil Homecoming Day by defeating the Blue Devils 3-1 on Saturday. Salem came back to the tie the game on a goal by Mike Abi-aad after giving that could be learned from a loss like up an early Pinkerton this. It is clear that we can play with goal. Salem continued to play hard, Pinkerton, a perennial at the top of and despite giving up an early goal the tables in Class L soccer. We will in the second half, fought hard for reload, however, and be ready for the entire match looking for the Londonderry on Tuesday.” equalizer. In pushing forward trying It wasn’t to be on this day that saw to tie the game, Salem gave Pinkerton a very disappointed Salem team leave a third opportunity to score. Coach the ﬁeld after the match. Salem’s Karibian said, “apart from those three record stands at 6-2. chances, and our missed opportunities Upcoming game: Friday, October 2, in front of their net, it was an even at home against Memorial. match. There were many lessons
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by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Salem police detectives were notiﬁed by Derry detectives on Tuesday, September 15 that a burglary had occurred overnight at the Bagel Shop in Derry. Over 500 New Hampshire lottery scratch tickets were stolen in the break. Captain Shawn Patten of Salem police said, “The tickets were ﬂagged by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, who then notiﬁed Derry police that several of the winning tickets from that lot had been cashed at Tedeschi’s Store in Salem. Also, an attempt to cash more winning tickets was made at Dusty’s Citgo.” Salem detectives reviewed surveillance footage from both Salem locations, as well as interviewed several employees. Detectives were able to obtain an excellent Talk suspect and his vehicle. Patten said, “Due description of the to to information obtained during the investigation, our detectives began canvassing parking lots in nearby industrial parks, eventually locating the suspect’s vehicle at 33 Northwestern Drive. Detectives set up surveillance in the area of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect Send your stories and his vehicle and was taken into custody. your st was seen walking towards photos Send to his to“Basically, the information that led us to his vehicle led usSend your s email@example.com to news@ar to news@ar place of employment. Eventually he left work, walked out to his vehicle, and was arrested,” Patten said. According to Captain Patten, the suspect, Ryan Ambrose, 20, of Derry, was taken into custody without incident. He also said, “In plain view, the side door of his vehicle was stuffed with scratch Talk to tickets. The vehicle was seized at the time of his arrest.” Ambrose is charged with receiving stolen property. Ambrose was Talk to released on $1,000 personal recognizance pending arraignment at Salem District Court. Send your stories Send your stories The burglary remains photos police, with Send your stories and under investigation with Derryto news@areanew to news@areanew charges possible in their town.
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Erica Tilton also earned six digs in the loss. Three days earlier, Salem disposed of Nashua South on the road 3-1. Wright led the Salem offense with eight kills. Boucher and Kerry White were second on the team in kills with ﬁve apiece. Scott tallied 19 assists and 19 service points and received help from Tilton, who had 17 service points and collected 14 digs. After the Pinkerton game, Salem owns a 6-2 record in Division I and will host the Nashua North Titans on Friday at 6 p.m. Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country – 34th annual Manchester Invitational While the Salem Homecoming took place, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to Derryﬁeld Park in Manchester on Saturday to take part in the prestigious Manchester Invitational. The meet has a reputation of being one of the best cross country races in New England, if not the nation. With an elite division, teams come from all over New England to run the challenging ﬁve-kilometer (3.1 mile) course. The girls’ team ﬁnished eighth out of 22 teams in the large school race. Junior Stephanie Cabral had a great performance ﬁnishing ﬁrst for Salem and coming in at ninth overall at a time of 19:48. The Blue Devils’ second scorer was freshman Samantha Hutchins as she came in at 36th overall and achieved a time of 21:12. Colleen Gill (81st overall, 22:18), Kerrin Foley (82nd overall, 22:19), and Amy DeNuzzio (95th overall, 22:42) also placed in the team’s top ﬁve to score for the Blue Devils. Amanda Buck and Emily Anyon ran hard in the race as Salem’s sixth and seventh runners. The boys’ team came in 16th place out of 30 competitive teams at the large school division race. Ben Dutton led Salem as he came in 44th place overall, clocking in with a time of 17:41. Dan Schmidt’s run of 17:57 was good enough for second on Salem and 59th overall. Eric Teuber stopped the clock at 18:18 to come in 78th overall, while Eric Hutchins and Mitch Dutton both crossed the line at 18:55 for 129th and 130th place respectively. John Rheaume and Nick Gallo also ran for the Blue Devils in the large school race as the team’s sixth and seventh runners.
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