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by Doug Robinson She has devoted her life to finding a cure. She walked, held fundraising events, participates actively with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and she is only 12 years old. On Saturday, July 24, Jessica Tate of Hudson, who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, will be serving lemonade to all who visit her lemonade stand, which will be located at Wesley Tate’s Seal-Coating (Jette Farm), 117 Lowell Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with the lemonade will be face painting by Hudson artist Kristen Jensen and food provided by Pearl Street Pizza of Nashua. All donations will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF), whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while they advance toward a cure, they claim. Throughout history, diabetes has affected writers, reporters, editors, business leaders, sports legends, some of our greatest science minds, entertainment and music icons, politicians, statesmen, artists, and those who work and live in every walk of life. continued to page 7- Lemonade Stand
staff photos by Doug Robinson
12-Year-Old to Host
Begin to Receive the Benefit of a ‘DASH’ Unit
Ottarnic and Robinson Ponds
The DASH unit rests above an area of Ottarnic Pond where AB Aquatics mitigates the Milfoil and the Fanwort concerns by Doug Robinson Hooked to a breathing apparatus, Cornell student and high jumping athlete Lindsey Patterson, employee of AB Aquatics, had been under water for over three hours. Tethered by air, she has been spending her summer vacation cleaning up the Milfoil and Fanwort that have been growing in Ottarnic Pond and Robinson Pond for years. According to her dad and master diver, Bob Patterson of AB Aquatics, she had another six hours of diving to do before the day would be completed. “This is our first day in Hudson,” commented Bob, “and we will be spending nine days in total sucking up the Milfoil and the Fanwort which has been growing in Ottarnic Pond, and then we will be spending an additional three days in Robinson Pond.” Thanks to a grant from the New Hampshire Lakes Association, their 2010 NH Lakes Association Innovative Exotic Weed Control Program grant to Hudson has afforded Hudson the ability to purchase a diver-assisted suction harvesting unit (DASH) in the amount of $5,000. The DASH unit will be used in both Ottarnic and Robinson Ponds “for the management of variable Milfoil and Fanwort,” states the grant. Both cooperatives from Ottarnic Pond and Robinson Pond agreed to hire AB Aquatics from southern NH to attack the weed problem. AB Aquatics, Inc. is a professional diver services company based out of southern New Hampshire that specializes in the management and mitigation of invasive exotic weeds. They offer education, management, instruction, sales, and services of specialized equipment, including DASH units, GPS mapping technology, customsupplied air units for weed harvesting, and PADI scuba instruction, according to AB Aquatics, who employs a core group of five professionally trained divers. All divers have multiple advanced scuba diver certifications, CPR certification, and a minimum of two years of exotic weed diving and DASH unit operation. continued top page 12- DASH
staff photo by Doug Robinson
Jessica Tate, 12, stands behind her custom-made sign, especially created for her by Hudson artist Kristen Jensen, which will be used to advertise her lemonade sale on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 Lowell Road
Professional diver Lindsey Patterson prepares for her six-hour dive into the waters below. While she knows where the big fish swim, she is not telling
Bob Guessferd Retires from Air Force
by Lynne Ober Hudson resident Robert (Bob) Guessferd is now a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel after 28 years of distinguished active duty service. Guessferd really began his career four years prior to entering active duty. He attended the Air Force Academy and from there went into the Air Force, which he loved. However, along the way, he had to balance family needs with his career. With a daughter facing several medical procedures that would occur over several years, Bob made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force and base himself and his family in the area so that his daughter would have consistent and quality medical care. He decided, however, to continue his career with the Air Force National Guard, which would allow him to continue serving his country and the service that he loved while providing the care for his family. It was a decision that just came to an end with his retirement after 28 years. With Senior Master Sergeant Mike Dubeau acting as Master of Ceremonies, friends and relatives gathered at the Hudson VFW first for the retirement ceremony, and then for an evening filled with food, fun, and laughter. Bob’s two daughters, Terin and Christiana, sang the National Anthem to open the retirement ceremonies. Dubeau said, “Today, we recognize true patriotism by honoring Lt. Col Robert Guessferd and his 28 years of loyal and dedicated service to the defense of our Nation.” He talked about the years that Bob spent on active duty, including his final years where he was the liaison officer between the Jr. ROTC programs in the state, as well as performing other official functions.
Colonel Kevin Brady, the presiding officer, presents Lt. Colonel Guessferd with his retirement certificate “Formal, ceremonial recognition upon military retirement is a long-standing tradition that honors a service member’s sacrifices, loyalty, and patriotism. Patriotism is a feeling of love, devotion, and sacrifice for one’s country. Personal patriotism is emotional and voluntary. Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion. It is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime,” said Dubeau, before turning the podium over to the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Colonel Kevin Grady, who leads the Jr. ROTC program at Alvirne High School. continued to page 12- Guessferd Retires
staff photos by Len Lathrop
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Hudson Regular Meetings & Events
60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday.
American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday. Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.
Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23–May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000. Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday. Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.
Saturday, July 24 The fourth annual Jeff Roome Charity Auction to benefit the Jeff Roome Sports Foundation will be held at the King’s Court (next to Nan King Restaurant), 222 Central Street, Hudson, at 7 p.m. The event will feature live music performed by the Souled Out Show Band. A small donation/ticket purchase required in advance or at the door. Saturday, August 7 A Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection will be held at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 6 Riverside Street, Nashua, from 8 a.m. to noon for residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham. There is a small user fee per vehicle, with additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, visit www.nashuarpc.org/hhw, or call 424-2240. Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15 Mark your calendars! Hudson’s Old Home Days, sponsored by the Hudson Historical Society, will be held at the Alvirne Hills House (across from Alvirne High School on Route 102) on Thursday, August 12 from 5-10 p.m.; Friday, August 13, from 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, August 14, from noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 15, from noon-5 p.m. The event will feature carnival rides, games, lots of great food, music, crafts and vendors, demonstrations, a fireworks display on Saturday evening, and much more. It’s also a chance to take a tour of the historical old Hills House. Come on down and enjoy lots of great fun for the whole family! Saturday, August 14 Community Update: The Griffin Memorial School is scheduled to hold the new playground installation with a tentative start time of 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15 The Hudson/Litchfield Rotary will be holding a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Alvirne High School Cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit their scholarship awards. There is a small cost per person, and children under 5 eat free. There will also be an Art Exhibit and sale. Saturday, August 14 The GFWC Hudson Community Club will hold its annual Library Lawn Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the former Hudson Library location: the Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library Street, Hudson. Those wishing to reserve a space to sell their goods should contact Cathy Morgan at 883-1644 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a fee for a six-foot space. (We do not provide tables.)
Saturday, September 25 The Alvirne High School Class of 1970 Reunion Committee is looking for classmates for their 40th class reunion. If you graduated with them or if you know someone who did, please e-mail any information you have to email@example.com. The reunion will be held on September 25 at the Alpine Grove Banquet Hall in Nashua.
Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday.
Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month. Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday.
Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday. Hudson Area Moms Club, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December) Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August) Hudson Boy Scout Troop 21, Wattannick Grange Hall, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, last Thursday, 7 p.m. Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday.
Now through Tuesday, August 10 The Rodgers Memorial Library will hold a Student-Made Film Contest for filmmakers in grades 6-12. Create a film to enter in our student film contest, and all accepted entries will be shown at a student film festival on Tuesday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes awarded for Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite films. Films must be 15 minutes or less. Please give us a disc in AVI or MPEG format and label it with your name, phone number, and grade. Film entry deadline is August 10. Films will be reviewed for library-appropriate content; no profanity or nudity allowed. Thursday, July 29 Award-winning teen magician Reuben Moreland will perform at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, at 6:30 p.m. Reuben was named National Teen Champion Stage Magician at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. After the show, play Bingo for fun prizes. The first Reader’s Raffle for the Summer Reading Program will take place, and winners present at the program will get first choice of prizes. You can call 886-6030 or register in person. There may be room for walk-ins, but call the library in advance to be sure.
Mondays, Now through August 30 Litchfield Baseball Pick-up Games/Practice will be held on Mondays in August (through August 30) at 6 p.m. at Corning (Minors) Field. Are you a Litchfield baseball minor league player and want to get some extra practice time during the summer? Visit www.hoodlinks.net/litchpub/summerfun. html for more information. Important Note: Litchfield Pick-Up Baseball (PUB) is not affiliated with Litchfield Baseball Association. Sunday, July 25 Come and take part in Nate’s Race, a 5K Run/Walk in honor of Nathan Hergenhahn, which will start at Alvirne High School at 9 a.m. Nathan was a remarkable young man who was admired and loved by many, and was well on his way to a great deal of success athletically (through football and basketball) and academically. In the summer between his sophomore and junior year, he died in a car accident on July 30, 2006, six days after his 16th birthday. Proceeds from the race will go to raise money for the Nathan Hergenhahn Memorial Scholarship Fund. An after-party will be catered by T-Bones in Hudson, and all participants will receive a T-shirt and other goodies. Monday – Thursday, July 26 – 29 The Campbell Cougars will hold its annual football camp from 5:30-8 p.m. at Campbell High School in Litchfield. The camp is open to all students, age 7 to grade 12. There is a cost for the camp, and checks should be made payable to CHS Cougar Football Camp. Tuesday and Thursday, July 27 and 29 The Hudson Girls’ Softball League will host tryouts for the U12 and U14 Recreation Fall Travel teams at Alvirne High School. Hudson players who were 12 or under on or before January 1, 2010, and Hudson players who were 14 or under on or before January 1, 2010, are eligible to try out for these competitive, fast-pitch teams. Teams will participate in games and possible tournament play. Visit the HGSL Website at www.hgsl.org for further details and contact information. Wednesday, July 28 The Hudson Recreation Department will be holding their final Fall Soccer Registrations from 6-7:30 p.m. Any registrations received after these dates will be required to pay a late fee and will not be guaranteed placement on a team. Registrations will be held at the Community Center. Any child who is five years old by August 31 through 8th grade is eligible. Proof of residence and birth certificate are required at registration. For more information, call 594-1155. Monday – Thursday, August 2 – 5 Campbell High School will hold a Wrestling Camp for kids in grades K-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a cost for the camp, payable to Friends of Litchfield Wrestling. Please print the registration forms from our Website at www.litchfieldwrestling.webs. com, and mail out as soon as possible to: Friends of Litchfield Wrestling, PO Box 352, Hudson, NH 03051, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go back to the K-12 programs for the upcoming season. Coach Brian Viglione will be attending on Wednesday and Thursday of the camp to work with the kids.
Sports & Recreation
Hudson Cub Scout Pack 21 & 791, Hills Garrison Cafeteria, third Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.
Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday. Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.) Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday. Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday.
Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (October to May) Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday. Nottingham West Lions Club, Hudson Police Department Community Room, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday. Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. School Board, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m., first and third Monday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday.
Monday, August 30 The Kiwanis of Hudson will host a Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce Networking Event at their Function Hall, 14 Melendy Road, Hudson, at 5:30 p.m. Come and enjoy some networking, refreshments, and, at the same time, learn more about the great contributions the Kiwanis of Hudson organization does locally. There is no cost to attend. RSVP is requested by calling 8894731.
Starting Now Pre-registration is being accepted for the 2010-2011 school year for the Griffin Memorial School Pre-school Program. This is for the pre-school 3-year-old class, and children need to be age 3 by September 30. For more information, call 424-5831.
Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting. Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merrifield Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday
Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday (889-5575) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday
In last week’s Hudson~Litchfield News in a photo regarding the new plants at the intersection of Central Street and Lowell Road, one of the Hudson Highway Department worker’s names was misidentified and should have been listed as “Bubba Daigle,” not “Bibba Daigle,” and certainly not to be confused with Big Baby Daigle or Botty Daigle. We regret the name change. You can always call him Bruce, which is his real name.
Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events
Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August) Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday. Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year.
Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.
Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except January & July) Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litchfield Service Unit, Litchfield Middle School, Art Room, 6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday. Litchfield Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email email@example.com for location.
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July 23, 2010 - 3
German Students Visit Hills House
Carl Orff Gymnasium German exchange students visited the Hills House as part of their stay with local families. Some of these exchange students are musicians that the Alvirne High School Stage Band stayed with when they were in Germany last December. As part of their two-week stay, they will visit various New Hampshire locations and Boston sites
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Stephen Burton Earns Rank of Eagle Scout
Nate’s Race July 25th 9am
All Runners & Walkers Welcome!
(or just come and cheer) (or just come and cheer)
Registration at 8am Alvirne High School
photos by Len Lathrop
After Party catered by T-Bones!
Everyone will receive: • Nate’s Race T-shirt • Nate’s Race water bottle • Nate wristband • Goodie bag • Food and drink
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Stephen Burton receives a Senate Proclomation from Senator Sharon Carson
Stephen and his parents listen as the Scout Master presents the Eagle Badge
by Doug Robinson Stephen Burton has always dreamed about earning the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Since joining Scouting as a Webelo only eight years ago as a part of Scout Troop 252 of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson, Burton has focused his energies, his time, and his talents to become one of the less than one percent of all those who enter the ranks of Scouting by becoming an Eagle Scout, which he has achieved. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Those who attain this rank are called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.” Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout spirit, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Now a senior at Alvirne High School and member of the Key Club, Burton will continue with Scouting as an Assistant Scout Master. “I want to help kids grow up from Tenderfoot to First Class and then enjoy Scouting,” he stated. Burton fondly remembers the many Scouting outings in which he has participated, which include trips to Northfield, Mount Monadnock, and Norton, ME. Whitewater rafting, camping, and fellowship among other Scouts will always remain vivid memories to Burton. “When we joined Scouting as a family, it truly has been a family effort,” states his Eagle Court of Honor Brochure. “Stephen’s Memere and Pepere were very supportive of him. They were family faces at pancake breakfasts and Courts of Honors. Fellow Scouts Matt Emanuelson, Mike Buxton, and Tim Hebert were older Scouts to whom Stephen has looked up to. We are grateful to all,” writes his program. Since May 2004, Burton has earned the Merit Badges of art, leatherwork, citizenship in the nation, emergency preparedness, first aid, fishing, swimming, rifle shooting, camping, citizenship in the community, golf, small boat sailing, and personal management. Burton’s leadership history included Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Troop Guide, and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. To achieve his Eagle community service project, Burton teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul of Hudson. “I first thought of painting the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry at St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Center on Library Street when I participated in the Scouting for Food drive, which we held last year. It was then that I realized that this wonderful organization needed some help,” stated soon-to-be Eagle Scout Burton. As outlined in Burton’s Eagle Scout application, he would paint all walls, the ceiling, the exposed joists, and the floor. Before authority by the BSA was given, Burton underwent seven intensive reviews of his project by members of the BSA Review Board. Going before the Board of Review is the last major step for an Eagle Scout candidate. All his efforts peak at the Eagle board of review. It’s akin to a job interview, but it allows the panel to determine whether the candidate is worthy of the recognition. The interview focuses on the Eagle candidate’s attitude and his acceptance of Scouting’s ideals, according to the BSA. Burton, a Life Scout at the time, was required to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to his religious institution, school, or community. His project needed the support and approval of the organization benefiting from the effort, his unit leader, varsity Scout coach, crew advisor, unit committee, and the Council. “I remember how dark and dingy this pantry was when I first came here. I want to brighten up the pantry and make it really nice,” said Burton. In order to paint the room, Burton had to first empty the room of all the food, shelving, boxes, and materials currently being used to provide food for the many needy families in Hudson. A major concern for Burton was to find a way for St. Vincent de Paul to be able to continue to provide over 2,500 meals to those in need while he was painting the room. Light fixtures were taped, electrical sockets were covered, and refrigerators, chairs, and a desk needed to be removed from the room before the painting could begin. Shelves were dismantled and supplies were ordered. To paint the room professionally and properly, Burton consulted with professional painter Walter Buynowski. With his help, Burton purchased 25 gallons of wall paint, five gallons of light gray floor paint, and masking tape, rollers, paint brushes, plastic trays, masks, markers, towels, and trash bags—all necessary supplies.
Burton estimated that his project would require 23 hours of labor and would last one week. Burton’s plan listed the additional help of four Scouts and his parents to assist him with the painting of St. Vincent’s. During the first day of work, over a dozen friends, volunteers, and family members participated with the painting of the pantry. Burton states that he is “very appreciative for the generosity of True Value of Hudson and the Kiwanis Club of Hudson, as they helped me with the expenses of this project,” stated Burton. With his newly earned Eagle Scout ranking, Burton has joined those elite Eagle Scouts who have walked the same path before him: Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, Astronaut Neil Armstrong (the first man to set foot on the moon), President Gerald Ford, and film producer Stephen Spielberg.
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Supporting John Stephen for Governor
Before we know it, the fall elections will be upon us. We are pleased to support John Stephen for Governor of New Hampshire. He is a New Hampshire native with an impressive resume of experience, both in the private and public sectors. More importantly, he is an earnest, sincere candidate who has a deep understanding of what it will take to lead our great state of New Hampshire. We cordially invite members of our community to join us to support John Stephen’s candidacy at a reception at Harris’ Pelham Inn on Thursday, www.woofwoof.net July 29, from 6-8 p.m. Suggested contribution is $50 per person. Please contact us at 595-9621 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain tickets or for more information. Representative and Mrs. Shawn (Laurie) Jasper DoggieHudson Daycare for Nashua Children’s Home, and has set a goal of $30,000 for 2010. All administrative costs involved in staging the event are covered through sponsorships and donations – from the ice time donated by Bill and Joe Flanagan and Wes Dolloff from Cyclones Arena to each one of our 30 raffle items, including things like premium seats to a Red Sox Game, skate sharpening for a year, over $300 in gift certificates to local restaurants, and so much more – making it possible for 100 percent of the proceeds raised to go directly to Nashua Children’s Home. If you are in the area and want to take a chance on winning some great prizes or just want to hang out some place cool from the heat, take a stop by. To learn more about the event and see a list of prizes, visit www.alldaypowerplay.net. To learn more about Nashua Children’s Home, visit www. nashuachildrenshome.org. Dave Walsh - Litchfield
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Why am I supporting Karen Testerman to be our next governor? Karen’s beliefs are so much like my own that I can’t not try to help her campaign. Karen’s campaign of conservative values includes, but is not limited to, refusing unfunded federal mandates or even with federal dollars that will lead to a future fiscal crisis in New Hampshire. The federal government has violated its constitutional role and taken away many of the rights reserved to the states, making New Hampshire dependent at many levels. Karen Testerman will support reintroduction of firearms safety training for young adults, and she will ask the General Court to reintroduce a Parental Notification Bill and open hearings on the end-oflife laws that threaten our elderly. I agree with Karen Testerman that gambling should not be a source of revenue for the state and should only be considered on whether it benefits or detracts from our New Hampshire, quality way of life. I have not done a lengthy comparison of how my viewpoints are a mirror image of Karen’s Testerman’s, as her Website, www.karentesterman. net, will provide a wealth of insights and information to make an informed decision at the polls on Election Day for the primary and general elections. The time has arrived for a new way of looking at how the State of New Hampshire can recapture its heritage and reputation, and that new way is with voting for Karen Testerman. There’s only one way for the voters to understand what the new way meant to the State of New Hampshire, and that’s by looking back one year after she’s been elected at what a new way looks like. I’ve known Karen Testerman since the late 1990s and although we became disconnected as we both moved around the same time and lost track of each other, I knew that when I became aware of her campaign, I had to help her get elected. Jerry Gutekunst - Hudson food baskets, as well as Christmas gifts for over 90 children this past year. Numerous local families continue to use the food pantry all year long and throughout the summer months. As the local economy continues to struggle, many family budgets suffer and basic back-toschool supplies can be difficult or impossible to purchase. In an effort to help these families with school-age children, school supplies are being collected and will be distributed through the food pantry. Back-to-school sales in stores have already begun, so please consider picking up a few extra supplies and donating them to help local children. Items can be dropped off at the church office/food pantry at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway across from the fire station, or at a collection box located in Town Hall at 2 Liberty Way. Efforts are also being coordinated with the help of St. Francis, and donations can be dropped off there as well. Cash donations can also be made with checks payable to Litchfield Presbyterian Church, and please write “school supplies” on the memo line so they can be directed appropriately. Some suggested items for elementary-school students: backpacks, lunch boxes, crayons, markers, pencils, erasers, pencil boxes, glue sticks, pocket folders, non-spiral notebooks, hand sanitizer, and healthy snacks such as packaged crackers, fruit cups, granola bars, etc. Suggestions for middle- and high-school students, in addition to the items listed above, include: highlighters, pens, spiral notebooks – both single- and multiple-subject, three-ring binders, filler paper, graph paper, notebook dividers, calculators, and three-hole punches. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at 424-6057 or Cindy at 889-2148. Cindy Couture - Litchfield
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Attorneys, Millionaires, and Me
Are you fed up with the people who represent us in Washington? Are you fed up with the people who follow the party line and vote away our freedoms? Are you wondering who these people are that are leading this country down the wrong path? Do attorneys and millionaires come to mind? As of November 2009, there were 157 attorneys (36 percent) in the House and 54 in the Senate; there were 237 millionaires (54 percent) in the House and 40 in the Senate. Thomas Jefferson said, “If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?“ Are we going to be part of the solution or part of the problem? We complain all the time that: the people in Washington don’t listen to us, do what they want and forget about us, the ones who sent them there; that there’s never anyone in Washington that “really represents us,” that we always get the raw end of the deal! Ever wonder how they got there? We vote for them time and time again! Do we want more attorneys or millionaires in Washington leading us down the road to who knows where? I say no! Now is the time to stand up for ourselves, shake off the status quo, and bring common sense back to our country! There is one candidate who is neither an attorney nor a millionaire, and who considers you family, friend, and neighbor. One who knows the pain of losing a job, paying the bills, and just making ends meet. That one candidate is me, Dennis Lamare. I don’t have all the answers to the problems facing this world, but I do have life experiences and common sense to take on the issues. I never take for granted the things that matter most to us: freedom, life, and the American Dream! I will always look to the Constitution to make my decisions to do what is right for America, good for New Hampshire, and keep the trust that you put in me as your Senator. This election, let’s finally do the right thing for ourselves and for New Hampshire! The right thing is when you cast your vote, vote as if your future depends on it ... because it does! Vote “For Me,” not me, Dennis, per se, but say to yourself, “this vote is for me!” Then, your vote for me, Dennis, will be the solution in Washington against the attorneys and millionaires that are the problem. Dennis Lamare, Candidate for U.S. Senate - Lee
Support for Jennifer Horn for Congress
The people of New Hampshire’s 2nd district have a critical choice to make shortly. They can support Charlie Bass, if they want a Congressman who, based on his 12-year record in the House, sponsored a Cap & Trade bill; opposed oil and gas exploration in Alaska and the Gulf; opposed lobbyist transparency; opposed the right to appeal property seizure due to zoning laws; openly supports abortion; broke his term-limits promise; consistently supported deficit spending; promoted Global-Warming climate-change constraints for America (Kyoto Protocol); and supported a bill allowing minors to be transported across State lines for abortions without parental consent. Or they could choose a candidate who will honor the Constitution (to the letter), including States’ rights; fight for a balanced Federal Budget amendment; repeal National Healthcare; outlaw earmarks; enact sensible term-limits; promote lobbyist transparency; require sunset provisions for all spending; shrink the size of the bloated Federal Government (and reduce federal tax rates); secure our nation’s borders; fight illegal immigration, and promote a balanced energy independence plan. Unequivocally, that candidate is Jennifer Horn. As we speak, across our nation, dozens of new, fresh, passionate individuals are stepping up and running for Congress—because they have seen enough arrogance, corruption, and entitlement from career politicians, who are more concerned about party politics and the next election than the next generation. This new class of “citizen legislators,” along with Jennifer, can lead the change we truly need in Washington, re-routing our United States back to the path envisioned by the Founders. Tom Flaherty - Milford
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School Supplies Collection
The Litchfield Presbyterian Community Church is collecting school supplies to be given to needy Litchfield children through the Litchfield Community Food Pantry. The food pantry is a ministry of the Board of Deacons, and together with generous donations from the community, has provided Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter
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July 23, 2010 - 5
In My Opinion...
by Representative Jordan Ulery, District 27, Hillsborough County First, the so-called “austerity” budget failed and then had to be fixed in a oneday Special Session. What was discussed in that spectacle were increased taxes and fees previously rejected, and the breaking of promises made to grow business in New Hampshire. This socalled emergency fix was the direct result of a failure to lead and manage by the administration. Instead of making hard, but necessary decisions, the majority party opted for their tried-and-failed song of “increase a tax on (this term, quite literally) everything.” As the TV commercial goes, “but wait, there is more.” In their rush to tax and spend your dollars, the Administration of New Hampshire took an unprecedented
by Jordan Ulery
I do not subscribe to chew or snuff, nor do I even like cigarettes, I do know right from wrong. It was and is wrong for the Democrat-controlled legislature to pass a bill that immediately imposes as tax, upon signature of the governor. It is wrong for the Governor to sign such a bill. Not only was it wrong on the basis of the edict from St. Thomas, it is wrong from a sense of decency and fair play. It is wrong from an administrative point of view as well. How can a tax collector be fair and even handed when the Governor forces the tax collector to immediately collect a tax businesses do not even know exists, and have not been notified that they would be responsible for collecting from an unsuspecting public? Our Democrat-led legislature and the Governor’s office did a disservice to the people of New Hampshire when they rammed through an incomplete, un-vetted, and unreasonable tax law to fix yet another unreasonable and unsustainable budget bill. The people of New Hampshire deserve better than this type of mismanagement.
Shameless Mismanagement Abounds
step of immediately applying certain taxes. That is correct, immediately, with no notice to the Department of Revenue, no notice to retailers, no notice to wholesalers – just tomorrow, start paying a tax – and by the way, this tax is hidden in a bill thick enough to keep a home warm all winter if burned. In Ways and Means, a so-called equity tax on non-smoke tobacco was proposed and, over the objections of many, passed. That tax was to take place on July 1, meaning that those who collect the tax would have had a least a month to re-mark their product and re-program their checkout scanners; in short, there would have been notice, which is only right. A long time ago, St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Law Makers, stated that a law that is not published cannot be enforced. That is fair, equitable, and the reasonable process that should be expected of your legislators. This administration, with a seemingly lack of sense of fairness or of the rule of law, implemented, overnight, a tax in Section 45 of Special Session House Bill 1 (the fix-a-broken-budget bill). While
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Bomb Squad Called In for Suspicious Device
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Discovery Adds Urgency for Early Detection, Prevention
submitted by Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director, Division of Agricultural Development The recent discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an exotic pest native to China and Korea, on six trees in Boston, MA, adds to the urgency of efforts to prevent the spread of ALB, and to ensure early detection of any possible infestations in New Hampshire. ALB attacks a wide variety of hardwoods, including, but not limited to maple, birch, poplar, elm, and horse chestnut, and is a threat to forest resources and community trees. Infestations in the U.S. have occurred in New York, Illinois, and New Jersey, and more recently in the Worcester and Boston areas of Massachusetts. The area affected in and around Worcester encompasses 74 square miles, and has already required the removal of over 24,000 infested trees. ALB has not been found in New Hampshire. Public awareness is crucial for helping to increase the likelihood of early detection, and for preventing the spread or transport of ALB. All major ALB infestations have been found by members of the public. Unfortunately, in most cases, the beetles have become well established before being detected. The beetles are easiest to see when they are most active in July and August. This is one reason why Governor John Lynch is declaring August as New Hampshire ALB Awareness Month. New Hampshire residents are being asked to look for the beetles in their trees and even in their swimming pools this July and August. The Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food (DAMF), University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension, and Department of Resource and Economic Development (DRED) Division of Forests and Lands are cooperating with the USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the effort to prevent the spread of this pest, and detect any ALB infestation early so that it can be contained and controlled. Asian Longhorn Beetles do not fly long distances, probably less than a mile at a time. For this reason, Brad Simpkins, director of the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, and State Forester, says, “We can keep these infestations local only if we don’t transport the wood out of the infested Extension Service, and the NH areas.” It is important for Plant Growers Association. people to obtain firewood for Last season, trees were summer camping and for winter planted in city parks, near heating locally. town offices, on private State Entomologist Tom school grounds, urban forestry Durkis, who is also director centers, and in private and of DAMF Division of Plant state university experimental Industry, has introduced the nurseries. These plantings ALB sentinel tree project were highly publicized and in New Hampshire. This helped familiarize nurserymen, project is based on the work landscapers, arborists, and of Dr. Michael Smith, a USDA the general public about this Agricultural Research Service particular method of monitoring insect behaviorist whose for ALB. pioneering work on ALB This season, additional detection methods shows that sentinel trees the have been a maple tree known as the planted at the New Hampshire painted maple, Acer mono, is Maple Producers Museum at especially attractive to ALB— The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, hence the term sentinel, or trap where the trees will continue tree. The trees are even more to serve as a focal point for attractive to the beetle than outreach and education the Norway maple, thought sessions on ALB. With the help by many to be their most and assistance from the NH preferred host here in the U.S. Department of Transportation, This project aims educate 5 WEEKS tofor only trees were recently several local nurserymen, arborists, planted at highway rest $100 and maple syrup producers, areas in Canterbury and in the general public about CALL 880-1516Seabrook—just over the state specific ALB host trees and line from Massachusetts. New the application of sentinel tree informational signs are being surveying techniques. The posted near each sentinel tree susceptible host trees, in this planting, illustrating the biology case A. mono, help attract of the 5 WEEKS they can be for only ALB and ways to identify ALB beetles where and detect their presence in easily monitored. $100 host trees. The signs provide Tom Durkis information on Acer mono CALL theand the DAMF 880-1516 are leading project, in growth characteristics, their partnership with State Urban role as sentinel trees or early Forester Mary Reynolds from detection devices, and an ALB DRED, UNH Cooperative
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Changes in Eligibility for NH Veterans Home Opens Admission to More Veterans
submitted by Jackie Bonafide A new bill, which will take effect in August, was recently passed by the New Hampshire state legislature and will greatly expand eligibility for the New Hampshire Veterans Home. Under the new law, all veterans who have been have been honorably discharged, including Reserve and NH Air and Army National Guard members, will be eligible to apply. In the past, eligibility for admission to the New Hampshire Veterans Home required that a veteran serve a minimum of 90 days in the military on active duty during a “time of war.” The State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee felt it “was time to honor and recognize the above service members in our state and allow them access to the same services to which others who have served our country are currently entitled.” Additional admission criteria include the following: • The applicant must have been a resident of the State of New Hampshire for one (1) year preceding his or her application, or can prove New Hampshire as home of record upon discharge. • The applicant’s condition(s) must be within the Home’s resources and ability to treat, and the applicant may not present potential harm to self or other residents. • Financial Certification: The applicant must meet income guidelines. Information is available by contacting the Admissions Coordinators, Ellen Douville and Shirley Ray, at 527-4400. NHVH Commandant Barry Conway said, “The New Hampshire Veterans Home is very pleased with this change in the law. We can now encourage applications from many other veterans and look forward to serving them in the future.” Established in Tilton in 1890 as the Soldier’s Home for Civil War Veterans, the New Hampshire Veterans Home was one of just four New Hampshire nursing homes to win the first Quality of Life Award from the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in 2007. NHVH was recognized again in 2009 by DHHS for its continuing commitment to nursing home culture change and quality of life. The NHVH campus is home to 200 men and women who have served their country and fellow New Hampshire citizens. The mission of NHVH is to provide high-quality, professional long-term care services to the Granite State’s elderly and disabled veterans. Now celebrating its 120th anniversary, NHVH is the only long-term care facility in the Granite State that is dedicated exclusively to veterans.
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July 23, 2010 - 7
Ferry Street Reconstruction Begins
by Doug Robinson The announcement written in a yellow block and submitted by Kevin Burn, Hudson Road Agent, that was published in the July 16 edition of the Hudson~Litchfield News simply stated: “Extensive reconstruction of Ferry Street will begin next Tuesday, July 20. The work will include removal of the existing pavement and repaving. The affected areas will be from the bridges to Ridge Avenue. The work will run from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m. for four consecutive days. Weather permitting; the work will be completed by Friday afternoon. Major traffic delays and detours are to be expected, and motorists are asked to seek alternative routes.” The affected roadway will expand from the Twin Bridges separating Hudson from Nashua, and continue approximately one mile to Dairy Queen. Road signs that state “Uneven pavement,” “Caution,” “Raised Man Hole Covers,” and “Bump” line the affected roadway. While the repaving efforts have been scheduled for the overnight hours, traffic jams and traffic back-ups have been occurring on Routes 102 and 111. According to the Highway Department, “traffic was very good,
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by Doug Robinson The traffic signals at the corners of Derry Road, Ferry Street, and Chase Street were put offline as a result of the paving of Route 111. Hudson Highway workers worked for several hours directing traffic as they awaited maintenance personnel to correct the electrical concerns with the switch box controlling the lights at this busy corner. Unknown and unseen to the motorists, the traffic signals are controlled by “electrical pads” in the roadway. As vehicles approach and cross the pads, electronic signals are sent to the various traffic lights, and the control box, which is located on Library Park, electronically activates the lights to shine green, red, and yellow. The same control box also activates the various arrow lights. Hudson Highway workers, who had already been working in excess of 16 hours for the day as a result of the repaving efforts going on, controlled the traffic entering and exiting Hudson over the twin bridges. They directed the traffic in excess of three and a half hours until approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, providing for a smooth flow of traffic during one of the highest traffic times for Hudson at that intersection. In speaking with Police Chief Jason Lavoie, he stated that the highway workers are “trained to direct traffic” and that the police contract does not require a policeman to direct the traffic when the lights are out. A Hudson resident, who asked to remain anonymous, stated that maybe the “highway guys” should be there all the time, as “traffic has never flowed better through the intersection.” Hudson Highway employees work in teams to keep the traffic flowing across the Twin Bridges while they wait for service repairmen to arrive to fix the traffic control box
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When the warm summer months roll around, our dogs are just as eager as we are to get outside and enjoy the season. Whether he tells you by nudging his leash or staring at the door knob, one way or another, your pup knows it’s time for some fun in the sun. Before you head out, keep in mind that warm weather and sunny days are fun, but they can also mean you might need to take some extra precautions with your pet. The whole family can rest assured knowing their four-legged best friend is healthy, hydrated and happy by keeping the following tips in mind: 1. Schedule a checkup. Before you go anywhere that requires your dog to interact with other dogs, be sure to schedule a visit with your veterinarian. Get updates on shots for dangerous communicable diseases like bordetella. While you’re there, ask your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health. Your veterinarian’s office is also a great place to pick up two essential medications for the season—heartworm preventers and flea and tick control. 2. Run free. It’s easy for humans and canines alike to slide out of shape during the winter months, and now is the perfect time to work off what you’ve packed on. Taking your dog on regular walks will help, but even more fun for him is a trip to the dog park. Off-leash areas are a treasure for pets and their owners because dogs can run free and play to their heart’s content. They also get natural lessons in socialization. In fact, 44 percent of dog owners who take their dog to the dog park say their dog is more social with other people and dogs. Plus, it’s fun for you, too! Because pet owners value off-leash areas so much, dog parks across the country are expanding and improving now more than ever. To help support dog parks in local communities, The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products, is leading a movement called Room to Run this summer to enhance local dog parks in 30 communities around the country. Pet enthusiasts are invited to join the effort and lend a hand. Whether there’s a Room to Run event in your area or not, you can make a difference by going to your local dog park and making small changes to make it more enjoyable for everyone. To find out more about the initiative, go to www.thenutrocompany. com. 3. Be prepared. Dogs aren’t much for strolling around the mall. They love to be out running around and often don’t want to stop no matter how warm it is or tired they feel. Brush up on the signs and symptoms of health problems like dehydration and heat stroke, as well as basic first aid techniques. Keep a canine first aid kit in your car. At a minimum, it should include antiseptic spray, waterbased antibiotic ointment, bandaging (including sterile gauze and a binder like Vetrap or other elastic bandages), a thermometer, tweezers and single-use cold packs. You should also keep the number and address to your veterinarian and an emergency vet stored in your phone or on a slip of paper in your wallet. 4. Good on the inside. To keep your pet’s energy and health at optimal levels for increased summer activity, be sure you feed a high-quality dog food. It’s easier than ever to make sure your dog is getting complete, healthy nutrition without fillers. High quality foods can be found at your pet store and come in a variety of options that cater to your pet’s size or life stage. Whether you’re going on a weekend camping trip with your four-legged friend or just heading out for a romp at the dog park, a safe summer is the happiest kind of summer there is. - Courtesy of ARAcontent
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“Thumbs up to the Litchfield Blast U10 and U12 teams for not only winning the District 4 title but for sweeping the tournament. You girls rock and we are so proud of you! Good Luck at States. Go Blast!” “Thumbs up to all of the Litchfield Blast families for an awesome District weekend. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people.” “Thumbs down to the newly renovated Hannaford store in Hudson. Checking out has never been easy, but with the new system they have created a nightmare. The lines are ridiculous. Bring back the 14 items or less registers! My business is going to the south Hudson competitor.” “Thumbs down to Obama. So, does Obama really care about YOU and ME? Think about it. Take the moratorium on shutting down 33 oilrigs in the Gulf for ONE. This is the first accident in 50 years, a safety record of 99.98%, but yet, the loss of well over 30,000 jobs as a result of this moratorium which is MORE than the oil spill effect on the fishermen and related businesses, does not deter Obama from continuing to pursue this moratorium. ‘Why so?’ you ask. Could it be that Obama is looking ahead to the Nov. elections and seeking only to please his environmentalist base and to maintain the liberal vote? I think Obama cares more about getting his agenda through Congress than YOU and ME. Stay tuned.” “Thumbs up. Why not white pride they have black power, gay pride, etc. and now whites are the minority so its our turn now, we have rights too, and as far as all you people that are boasting about illegal aliens and how happy you are they are here well, please stop your college brain for a while and just think about all the soldiers that are fighting now as you read this and for those who have died. Now these illegal’s don’t have to ever worry about sacrifice for this country they are enjoying because they are invisible to our government, sure they clean toilets and water your lawns, but ask one to go fight for our country and they will speak no English all of a sudden, you people make me sick, why don’t you take your sparkling toilets and put them where the sun don’t shine, oh wait, all you illegal lovers think the sun shines everywhere on your prissy bodies. White power rules!!!” “Thumbs down: To the girl who works at the local fast food restaurant early in the morning. She is rude to co-workers rude to customers she swears and refuses to cook things when asked to. She needs to be FIRED ASAP. Have it your way? Well I don’t like waiting 10 min for my food a simple order. She has been there a while she should know how to do her job by now! I will not return until she is fired!” “Thumbs down, numerous thumbs-down to NH Grizzlies organization, the past couple years, I agree. They’re all about the money, not player development. Very arrogant coaches who’ll teach your kid for $2K a year, but additional help in hitting and pitching are EXTRA money, no exceptions. Is not part of registration fee. Nickel-and-dime you. Staff inadequate, at best. Philosophy is players learn, then on their own. No continued instructions in facility, though they advertise it. Coaches watch TV telling jokes during indoor practices instead of instructing. Choose another AAU team, if you’re wise. GRIZZLIES=JOKE. Bad for baseball! They should retire.” “Thumbs up. You don’t become the longest run AAU baseball organization in NH by allowing parents to manipulate circumstances for their own benefit and not for the good of the team. The NH Grizzlies have given more than I expected in the past two years and am glad there is such a top-notch program in our area. I am sure if you contact them they will give you the *other side* of the story.” “Thumbs down to those who use the Thumbs page to express their political messages. The HLN should restrict the Thumbs comments to 50 words or less. People who want to express political views should use the Letter to the Editor forum and sign their name.”
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by Doug Robinson They stood less than a yard stick tall, but their faces said it all. In the sweltering heat, dozens of Hudson youth participated in the annual Football Training camp, which is held on the athletic fields of Alvirne High School. Hosted by the coaching staff of Alvirne High School, youth ages six to 13 lined up in straight lines on the grassy fields to learn the lessons of football from Hudson’s football professionals. Each year, the Football Youth Camp offers a three-day seminar for Hudson youth, where they are offered hands-on experiences and lessons as they are taught the fundamentals of football. Offensive drills, defensive drills, running back skills, running as a wide receiver, and performing the skills of a quarterback are taught to the students, according to Coach Dave Williams. They also learn the lessons of blocking, tackling, throwing, kicking, and passing the football. “Keep your hand back, and keep two fingers off the laces of the ball,” teaches Coach Williams. “Remember to point your foot into the direction which you are throwing the ball, and make sure you completely bring your throwing arm across your body, and have it end up at the pocket of
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Coach Williams instructs Ryan, 7, the correct form and handling to correctly throw a football in an effort to acquire that “perfect spiral” your pants.” One by one, students attempted to handle and throw the ball to their counterparts standing only a few feet away. As parents watched from the sidelines, the soon-to-be Hudson Bronco Football athletes traveled from learning station to learning station as they practiced the various aspects of the game of football.
HYB 12-U Takes Second Place
Back row: Assistant Coach Pam Walker (Salem), Coach Eric Marino (Salem), Assistant Coach Erin Upton (Windham). Middle row: Abigail Latham (Salem), Jordan Hillyer (Windham), Brooke Murphy (Salem), Madison Rastello (Salem), Brianna Marino (Salem), Hailey Cockroft. Front row: Lindsey DuMond, Kellie Kennedy (Hudson), Alyssa Upton (Windham), Nicole Teague (Hudson), Victoria Andrade (Salem), Niamh Walker (Salem) submitted by Hurricanes 10U The summer season may be halfway over, but the 10U Hurricanes girls’ softball team has already had a summer for the ages, compiling a 32-7-1 record to date and winning the New Hampshire ASA State Tournament in Manchester on June 27. The 10U Hurricanes, a premier travel softball team based out of Play Ball in Salem, won five of the six tournaments that they entered, came in second place in the sixth tournament, and also came in 15th place in the Pony 10U National Softball Tournament in Wilmington, DE, the week of July 5; a very strong showing for a first-year team. In addition to winning the NH 10U State Championships, the Hurricanes won the ASA Boston Championship Tournament in North Reading, MA, on June 20; the Maine Diamond Challenge Tournament in Old Orchard Beach, ME, on June 13; the Robert Charpentier Tournament in Lowell, MA, on June 6; and the Mass Destruction Mayhem Tournament in Burlington, MA, on May 16. The team also came in second at the Eliminators Mother’s Day Tournament in Middletown, CT, on May 9. The girls relied on great pitching, solid hitting, and strong defensive play to beat teams from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York. Comprised of girls from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the 10U Hurricanes include Victoria Andrade (Salem), Hailey Cockroft, Lindsey DuMond, Jordan Hillyer (Windham), Kellie Kennedy (Hudson), Abigail Latham (Salem), Brianna Marino (Salem), Brooke Murphy (Salem), Madison Rastello (Salem), Nicole Teague (Hudson), Alyssa Upton (Windham), and Niamh Walker (Salem). The team is coached by Eric Marino and Pam Walker of Salem and Erin Upton of Windham. The Northeast Hurricane Girls Softball Program was established to develop young athletes as both players and responsible young people. Through a competitive playing schedule, exceptional coaching and instruction, and a rigorous training program, the team strives for excellence by valuing high standards of discipline, teamwork, and respect. Contact Dean Borrelli at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Hurricanes baseball and softball training programs and teams.
submitted by Mike Costantini The Hudson Youth Baseball 12-U All-Star team took second place in the state tournament last week in Claremont.
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Tuesday, July 13: 4:32 a.m. Burglary, Central Street. 10:58 a.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Loop Road, RP called regarding a theft of mail from her mailbox, approximate loss - $200, report taken. 5:30 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Library Street. 8:42 p.m. Vandalism, B Street. 11:02 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Central Street and Sullivan Road. 11:42 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Lowell Road. Wednesday, July 14: 2:10 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Derry Street. 9:01 a.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Lowell Road. 3:52 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Alis Bueso Santos, 31, Nashua, Conduct After an Accident, Operating Without A Valid License. 3:26 p.m. Vandalism, Musquash Road, RP advised his mailbox was vandalized, report taken. 4:36 p.m. Motor vehicle gone on arrival, Greeley Street. 5:06 p.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Melba Drive. 5:45 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road and County Road. 5:47 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Walter Michael Hudzik, 52, Pelham, Receiving Stolen Property. 7:42 p.m. Disturbance, Derry Street, arrested Robert A. Carter, 51, Hudson, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest or Detention, Simple Assault. 8:56 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Belknap Road. Thursday, July 15: 9:09 a.m. Assault, Constitution Drive. 12:04 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road and Wason Road, RP called and advised it appeared a vehicle struck a bicyclist, HFD notified. 12:34 p.m. Sex offenses. 3:47 p.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Lampron Road. 3:49 p.m. Harassment, George Street. 4:25 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road and Executive Drive, RP advised he had just witnessed what appeared to be a four-car accident, other calls advised there were three vehicles in front of tire warehouse, possible injuries to an older male, HFD notified. 5:11 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Webster Street and St. Laurent Drive. 5:41 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Atwood Avenue. 9:40 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, Dracut Road and Stuart Street, arrested Margaret Spencer, 38, Hudson, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Headlight Out, Yellow Line. Friday, July 16: 1:07 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street and Lowell Road, arrested Corey R. Levesque, 21, Hudson, Driving While Intoxicated. 9:30 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street, gone on arrival,. 9:47 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street. 10:27 a.m. Disturbance, School Street. 10:43 a.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Lowell Road. 12:12 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, WalMart Boulevard, RP requested an officer respond regarding counterfeit money, report taken. 1:00 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Lowell Road. 1:10 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Wal-Mart Boulevard. 4:00 p.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Wason Road. 4:09 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint gone on arrival, Veterans Bridge. 6:12 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Lowell Road, gone on arrival,. 7:45 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street and Memorial Drive, arrested Brian Wightman, 26, Gloucester, MA, Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Drivers License Prohibitions, Possession of Drugs in Motor Vehicle. 10:13 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, Lowell Road, Kathryn Tallman-Rumsey, 47, Northfield, MA, Driving After Revocation or Suspension (second). 11:55 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, George Street, arrested Jiro Koga, 32, Nashua, Speed-Basic Rule, Disobeying an Officer. Saturday, July 17: Motor vehicle accident, Webster Street and Plaza Drive. 11:01 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Robinson Road. 1:03 p.m. Disturbance, Lions Avenue. 7:22 p.m. Disturbance, Roy Drive, arrested John Frederick Burgess, 41, Hudson, Disorderly Conduct. 9:10 p.m. Burglary, Short Street. Sunday, July 18: 1:18 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Lowell Road, arrested Alex T. Payne, 20, Driving While Intoxicated (second offense), Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Unauthorized Use of Propelled Vehicle, Driving Without Given Proof. 1:54 a.m. Recovered stolen motor vehicle, Lowell Road. 10:29 a.m. Burglary, Winnhaven Drive. 5:40 p.m. Vandalism, Derry Street, RP advised after a verbal altercation with a subject in parking lot at location, when leaving the area operator of second vehicle keyed her car, approximate loss - $100, report taken. 9:51 p.m. Disturbance, Central Street, arrested Paul Demers, 48, Hudson, Resisting Arrest or Detention, Disorderly Conduct.
Hudson Fire Log
Sunday, July 11: 12:14 a.m. CO detector, Watts Circle. 5:48 a.m. Fall related injuries, Riverside Drive. 10:25 a.m. Fainting, Carriage Road (L). 11:40 a.m. Seizure, Atwood Avenue. 2:02 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Sagamore Bridge Road. 2:53 p.m. Mutual aid Engine, Londonderry. 3:45 p.m. Fainting, Martin Lane (L). 10:51 p.m. Diabetic emergency, Rocky Hill Drive (L). Monday, July 12: 9:29 a.m. Unknown medical, Lexington Court. 9:52 a.m. Service call, Library Street. 1:15 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Dracut Road. 2:59 p.m. Service call, Library Street. 4:58 p.m. Cardiac arrest, Hickory Street. 5:57 p.m. Box alarm, Riviera Road. Tuesday, July 13: 3:36 a.m. Chest pain, Robin Drive. 1:59 p.m. Chest pain, Wason Road. 3:30 p.m. Dizziness, Derry Street. 6:56 p.m. Abdominal pain, Pinecrest Road (L). 8:37 p.m. Box alarm, Wason Road. Wednesday, July 14: 2:45 a.m. Fainting, Jump Lane. 5:14 a.m. Difficulty breathing, Lowell Road. 6:27 a.m. Seizure, Molsom Circle (L). 7:48 a.m. Alarms, Oliver Drive. 8:06 a.m. Difficulty breathing, Bowes Circle. 8:45 a.m. Head injury, Derry Street. 9:57 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Charles Bancroft Highway (L). 12:04 p.m. Lift assist, Webster Street. 3:40 p.m. Seizure, Elmwood Drive. 6:29 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Burns Hill Road. 7:45 p.m. Laceration, Derry Road. Thursday, July 15: 11:17 a.m. Diabetic emergency, Village Lane. 11:58 a.m. Odor investigation, Wason Road. 12:03 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Wason Road and Lowell Road.
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by Len Lathrop The Hudson American Legion Junior team is made up of 18 student athletes from Hudson (13), Windham (2), Litchfield (2), and Pelham (1). They range in age from 14-17. Their home field has been the Alvirne High School varsity field. This season, they played 18 games against teams from across our state, posting a record of 15 wins and three losses with one final regular season game to be played. The team clinched first place in their District last week, and start the State Tournament on Friday, July 23, at Gill Stadium in Manchester at 7 p.m. Manager Matt Keller is very excited about this team. “This team is made up 18 great young men and ball players. They work as a team and never give up,” he says. “I can’t tell you how important that is. We’ve been down early in games and we’ve watched them pick each other up and win the games.” “I described them as great young men earlier and know this to be true because I’ve watched and listened to them compliment the other teams, even after a loss,” Keller enthuses. “They exhibit everything that is good in sports today without the huge salaries and egos.” “It’s been a pleasure being their coach, and look forward to working with them through the Regionals,” says Keller. For more information on this Hudson team, visit www.hudsonpost48baseball.com.
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