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Renovations Flowing Smoothly
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Several months ago, people were starting to wonder when they could physically see progress on the beginning of renovations at three of Salem’s elementary schools. Well, the groundbreaking has begun and much is happening at Lancaster, North Salem, and Barron Elementary Schools. According to an update provided by Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty, all permission needed for the construction has been granted after a slight hold-up in the permit process. Officials from Gilbane Company and Trident Building Group discovered that several weeks ago, some of the paperwork for the project’s final approval to begin construction had not been taken care of, setting the beginning of groundbreaking behind by about a week. Also, some fencing for the construction site at the schools was installed improperly. However, those issues have since been corrected and all is ready to go now. The oil-fueled boilers the schools have had for more than 40 years have been dug up and removed. The new propane tanks have now been put into place, with the new propane fuel lines near completion. Each of the three schools has had the new boilers installed, and Delahanty says they have a remarkably better appearance than the old units. He also said these boilers will be much more efficient and operate much cleaner. During this part of the project, there has been no heat in the schools, but staff and students have not complained and have just beared through it, wearing extra layers of clothing if needed during the morning chill. The school district anticipates that by October 15, the new heating system will be fully operational. At Barron School, there is still a small concern about an
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Salem High School held its 28th Hall of Fame induction ceremony on October 8 at 6 p.m. at the Atkinson Country Club. Four athletes, one administrator, and one musician were inducted. Krista Michalczyk Atwell was inducted for her performances as a softball player. In her senior year, she recorded a 16-0 record with a 0.24 ERA, allowing only nine walks and 35 hits. She had four perfect games and six no-hitters, and more than 220 strikeouts. Michalczyk was also a volleyball player at Salem High School, where she was a cocaptain in her senior year. After graduation, she went on to have a successful softball career at the University of Connecticut. Chris White played basketball, and ran crosscountry and track. He was a four-year varsity athlete in all three sports. Chris averaged 18.1 points and 10.3 rebounds a game during his senior year, and helped lead the Blue Devils to the NH Class L finals in 2004 after upsetting nationally ranked Trinity High School in the semifinal round. He also served as team co-captain during his senior year. He earned a basketball scholarship to St. Michael’s College, where he received the Jerry Lanteri Award in 2007 for attaining an esteemed academic stature, closely resembling the ideals of the true student-athlete, and being highly regarded by fellow students for his leadership qualities, both on and off the court. Paul Lavoie competed in spring track, soccer, indoor track, and gymnastics. He graduated in 1989, the year he was named Outstanding Male
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odor at the school since the abatement of asbestos from the building, which included stripping tiles from the floors, leaving a concrete floor behind—a project done at all three of the schools being renovated. At Barron, the floors have not been painted, as the floors in the other two schools were after abatement, and it is unknown at this time if that is why an odor continues to linger at Barron School. Delahanty says additional air quality testing will be done to be sure the air is free of harmful particles, and to be sure there are no issues before anything is done, such as painting the floors at the Barron School. Barron school currently has the concrete foundation footings being put in place for classroom additions, with the concrete foundation now poured, causing changes in the schools current structure, blocking two exits. Two temporary emergency egress stairwells have been installed and will be covered in fabric soon for a better appearance. Over at North Salem Elementary School, the construction is also evident. At North Salem, trees have been cut and cleared in the space where the foundation will be poured for the new addition. They also had their playground equipment moved to make room for construction vehicles and equipment while the renovation project is ongoing. At Lancaster Elementary School, the gated area used as a parking area has had an access road built through it to connect the parking area to the excavation area, helping large equipment and vehicles up and down the very steep hill behind the Lancaster School. All three schools may see steel frames being put up by November 1, which was the original estimated date for continued to page 10Renovations
Chris White (right) accepts from his brother Brian White Thomas Gosslin (right) accepts from Coach Hugh Johnson Athlete and Outstanding Male Spring Athlete. Lavoie ran a school-record 40.2 in the 300 hurdles. Thomas Gosselin was a talented and versatile threeyear starter on the football team. During his career, he scored 13 touchdowns and rushed for 765 yards. Gosselin also contributed with strong performances on the defense. “As far as the coaches up here are concerned, he’s the finest all-around player in the state,” said Salem coach Hugh Johnson, who presented the award to Gosselin at the ceremony. Current Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty was honored for his long service to the Salem School
Paul Lavoie Jr. (right) accepts from Andy Khoury
Vallery Dudley accepts from Dave Rozumck for brother Kevin Courtemanche
Mike Delahanty (right) accepts from Dr. Henry LeBranche District. Delahanty served as principal at North Salem Elementary, Woodbury Middle School, and Salem High School before becoming Assistant Superintendent of Schools in 2002. He was then promoted to Superintendent of the Salem School District, a position that he currently holds. Kevin Courtemanche, who graduated in 1980, gave up one career goal when he left law school to pursue his dream of becoming a professional singer. With the help of professionals, he has become a professional operatic tenor. Along the way, he has studied with Will Crutchfield (private study), Stanley Cornett (Peabody Conservatory), and Gary Glaze (University of Southern Salem Blue Devils Marching Band and Color Guard by Robyn Hatch The Salem High School Blue Devil Marching Band and Color Guard welcomed everyone to their 15th Annual Invitational Band Show. This event was held at Grant Field at Salem High School. This event was dedicated to Rebecca Tenney, 16, who was a junior at Londonderry High School, where she played alto saxophone in the band. As a member of the Marching Lancers, she traveled and performed regularly with the program, including several trips to New York City for St. Patrick’s Day, and for the Presidential Inaugural Parade in 2009. Rebecca’s life came to an end on Sunday, September 12, at Children’s Hospital in Boston as a result of complications from viral meningitis. This was an unexpected loss. Becca was really looking forward to marching in the upcoming 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA, on New Year’s Day. Honoring her memory this evening was a fitting tribute to everything that Rebecca stood for. After the National Anthem, the Battle of the Bands got under way. Concord, Manchester, and Nashua started off the competition with “A Latin Celebration,” “The Sound of Simon,” and “Music of Chuck Mangione.” Alvirne’s High School Bronco Marching Band and Colorguard came next with beautiful arrangements by Santana and Ralph Ford. This night was called “A Latin/Jazz Show,” and not only did they perform well, but the music was outta-sight. Bishop Guertin and Dover High came next, and everyone got blown away with their uniforms and well-done music. Pinkerton’s band followed, performing the songs “Birdland,” “Bicycle,” and “Shake.” Even though Londonderry is always the biggest band in the show with well over 321 members, Salem showed them up this year with their
Krista (Michalczyk) Atwell accepts from Coach Harold Sachs California). Courtemanche obtained a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and sang in many scenes and outreach programs, culled from the works of Justin Boyer, Donizetti, Menotti, Humperdinck, and Mascagni. He also prepared the Duke in Rigoletto and the title role in Verdi’s Otello. On the main stage, he sang Arithmétique and the Tree Frog in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Bardolfo in Verdi’s Falstaff, and three roles in the World Premiere of Mark Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread, including, shockingly, the role of an opera singer. So he not only is an opera singer, he has played one on (well, slightly off, or, rather, back) stage.
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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. Disabled American Veterans, W.T. Barron Chapter 25, American Legion, second Saturday of the month, 10 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 Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September through May. Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Salem Boys & Girls Club, 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, 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 Community Emergency Response Team, Trustees room, ADP, 11 Northeast Blvd, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. New recruits are welcome to attend. Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 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 Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at the Kelley Library, contact 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, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, October 15 – 16 Greater Salem NH Rotary Club invites you to Salem’s Oktoberfest, October 15, 6-10 p.m., and October 16, noon-10 p.m., on the grounds of Rockingham Park. The event will feature traditional German food, along with beer, wine, soft drinks and desserts, hot air balloon rides on Saturday, a car show, live music, and face painting and balloons for the kids. Come and enjoy lots of great activities for the whole family. Saturday, October 16 It is that time of the year when the Field of Dreams organizes their Fall Clean-Up. They need volunteers from our community to help out with the clean-up effort, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Field of Dreams, Geremonty Drive, Salem. Volunteers will be preparing the park for the upcoming winter season by clearing leaves and fallen branches, picking up trash, and generally cleaning up from the summertime. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and work alongside your neighbors and friends. Please bring rakes, tarps, saws, gloves, and leaf blowers if you have them, but most importantly, bring friends and family. Any amount of time you can give would be greatly appreciated. We will have water available for our volunteers. Want to get involved or have any questions? Call Ross Trecartin at 233-4455. For more information, visit our Website at www.fieldofdreams-nh.org. The Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zion Hill, Salem, will hold a Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature genuine, hand-made crafts from local craftsmen, plus door prizes, a delicious food court, raffles, and baked goods. Parking and admittance is free. Proceeds from the craft fair help to provide the church’s community service. Wednesday, October 20 This is the last Wednesday for the Salem Farmers Market from 2-6 p.m. at Hedgehog Park! Come on down at 4 p.m. to carve a pumpkin selected from one of our local vendors. Volunteers will be on hand at both children’s events to assist participants with their creations. The market is located at Hedgehog Park on Route 38 in Salem. Stop by and support our local farms and vendors who bring the finest quality farm-grown or hand-made products to bring to your table. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Friday, October 22 The Granite State South Board of Realtors (GSSBR) and their affiliates will hold the second annual Charity Halloween Costume Party at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Road, Atkinson, starting at 6:45 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Dream Factory. Purchase your tickets at GSSBR, 87 Indian Rock Road, Windham, or register at www.gssbr.org. Must be 21 or over to attend. Contact Caron Renik for sponsorship opportunities at caron@gssbr. org. For more information about the charity, visit www.nhdreamfactory.com. Saturday, October 23 The Supervisors of the Checklist of Salem will be in session between 11 a.m. and noon on the lower level of the Municipal Office Building, for the purpose of registering new voters for the upcoming State General Election. This will be the last opportunity for a resident of Salem to register to vote if he/she wants their name to appear on the checklist that will be used on Tuesday, November 2. New Hampshire election law does, however, allow a person to register to vote at the polls if they present the required documentation. Voters must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day. A picture ID and proof of domicile is required. (A driver’s license is acceptable.) Naturalized citizens must show a passport or documented citizenship papers. Residents may also register to vote at the office of the Town Clerk during regular office hours through Friday, October 22.
American Legion Post 63 Ladies Auxiliary of Salem invites you to enjoy a concert with Stan Jr.’s Super Legends, starring Stan Jr. and Liz Saunders. You can relive those good old days with these fantastic flashbacks of great times, great friends, and great music. From the sounds of Las Vegas to Country Music and Easy Listening to Oldtime Rock and Roll, add a touch of Gospel. No super legends show is complete without “The King”! Add a variety of instruments for specialty numbers on the guitar, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, and keyboards. The Stan Jr.’s Super Legends Show will be held at the Masonic Temple, 107 Main Street, Salem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show time will be at 7:30 p.m. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discount if purchased in advance. Tickets are also available at Salemhaven, 23 Geremonty Drive, Salem. For more information, call 893-5586. The performance will be to benefit Salemhaven’s new van fund. Saturday, October 30 A Psychic Fair will be held at the American Legion Post 63 of Salem, 38 Millville Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a variety of Psychic Readers, including Palmistry, Aura Photos, Tarot, Pet Psychic, Angel Guidance, and Sound Balance. There is a fee, and all readings are 15 minutes each. Come and join us for free coffee and snacks. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks will also be available. The Psychic Fair is being held to benefit American Legion Auxiliary veteran projects of NH. Starting Monday, November 1 Do you feel drawn to help people? Come and join a team of compassionate individuals who believe in helping people with terminal diagnosis find quality, dignity, and comfort in their remaining days. Amedisys Hospice of Londonderry will hold a Volunteer Training class for six sessions, beginning Monday, November 1, from 6-8 p.m. Contact Renee LaFountain, Volunteer Coordinator, at 421-0414 or email@example.com for more information or to sign up. Thursday, December 16 The next American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Resources Committee is to be held from 1-6 p.m. at Mosaic Technology Facility, located at 41 Northwestern Drive, Salem.
Tuesday, October 19 Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 will host a Parenting Workshop for parents of young children at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main Street, Salem. The workshop, “Ready, Here I Come,” was developed by the NH Parent Information and Resource Center, and will be presented by Nancy D’Agostino and Pam Miller-Sallett. Parents of children ages birth to five years old will gain information on building a strong foundation of learning during these early years for future success in school, including the most important factors for success, simple ideas for activities, and where to get additional help, if needed. There is no cost to attend; registration via e-mail is requested at info@salemfamilyreso urces.org. Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 provides programs and supports for families with young children in the greater Salem area. For more information about Salem Family Resources, contact Cindy Jury at 898-5493 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday, October 22, and Monday, December 6 Join Windham Recreation this fall for two great workshops for children ages 3-5 at the Windham Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. Mad Science of Southern NH is coming back to Windham to have some fun with pre-schoolers on Friday, October 22, and Monday, December 6! The October workshop will be ‘Mad Mixtures,’ and will be lots of fun! Then, in December, they will be coming back for a ‘Keep in Touch’ Workshop, which involves the five senses. There is a fee for the programs per child, per class, and pre-registration is a must. To register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208, or by e-mail at Recreation@Win dhamNewHampshire.com. Monday, November 1 – Thursday, December 23 The Salem Boys & Girls Club is now holding registration for the next session of swim lessons. Sessions are eight weeks long, and classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. The new session will begin November 1, and run until December 23. There is a cost per child. Children ages 6 and up need to hold a current Salem Boys & Girls Club membership. This can be obtained at the time of registration. For more information, check us out at www.salembgc.org/aquatics, or call 898-7709, ext. 10. Saturday, November 6 The Barron School PTA will be hosting the 9th annual Barron School Turkey Trot. This 3K race and fun walk will be held at the Barron School on Saturday November 6. The Walk starts at 9:45 a.m. and the Road Race starts at 10 a.m. This year, we have a new discounted Student road race fee, and a discounted fee if you register by October 30. All proceeds from these fun events will go towards the Brian Richardson Literacy Fund, and we hope to have a recordbreaking number of runners this year! Principal Tony DiNardo will be running the event along with the PTA. Monday, November 8 Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course, located at 79 Brady Avenue, Salem, invites you to golf for free, while supporting a local food pantry. Just bring a frozen turkey (minimum of 12 lbs.) to the Clubhouse Proshop on Monday, November 8 and receive a free day of golf. In lieu of a turkey, they will also accept a gift certificate of $20 or more valid at a local supermarket. All donations will go to the local food pantry. Scheduled tee times may be made up to 1 week in advance for this event by calling 603-894-4653, ext. 13. The rain/ snow date will be November 15. You must call to reschedule your tee time for this date. Give us a turkey, and you might get an eagle or a birdie!
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Saturday, October 16 The Kelley Library will hold a Dora the Explorer Story Time at 11 a.m. This special Saturday story time is for kids ages 3-6, and will feature a visit by Dora the Explorer! Thursday, October 21 The Kelley Library presents ‘Ice Scream, You Scream’ at 3 p.m. Teens will enjoy some ice cream while watching a fun, scary movie. This event is for children ages 12 and up. Call Cathy at 898-7064 for more details.
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Fridays, October 15, November 12, and December 10; and Saturday, October 16 Centerpoint Community Church, located at 101 School Street, Salem, invites you to Faithbooking. This is a monthly opportunity to work on scrapbooking and/or other craft projects as a one-time or ongoing adventure for groups and individuals of all ages. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Guidance is available for the beginners, and materials are available. A small donation is requested for Friday refreshments and for Saturday refreshment, which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. Dates and times for this event are: Fridays, October 15, November 12, and December 10 from 6 p.m.-midnight; and Saturday, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salem Church Services
Ararat Armenian Congregational Church 2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. Centerpoint Community Church 101 School Street • Sunday Service, 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 • Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sunday Services, 9 and 11 a.m. starting September 11 & 12, 2010 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. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 200 Lawrence Road • Masses: Sat., 4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary, 8:40 a.m., Mass, 9 a.m. Greater Salem Vineyard Fellowship Meets at Salem High School, Auditorium • 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.; Youth Group 5-7 p.m.; www.pleasantstreetumc.org Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. • www.rccsalem.com 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. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 33 Main Street • Masses: Sat., 4:15 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary 6:50 a.m., Mass, 7:15 a.m.; Wed., Rosary, 6:50 a.m., Eucharistic Service 7:15 a.m., Evening Mass, 6:30 p.m. Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church 171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m.
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Greater Salem Chamber Announces Distinguished Women Awards Winners
submitted by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce partnership, in partnership with Salem Co-operative Bank, is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 Hidden Jewel Awards. The Hidden Jewel Awards is a program developed to honor the area’s most priceless women—truly “precious gems.” These awards are presented to women who have not been publicly recognized or rewarded for their efforts. Hidden within the community, our winners have made a determined impact on their locale. Our intent is to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of these women who have excelled in their chosen field or vocation and defined their role through their initiative, dedication, and record of leadership and involvement. The nominations were outstanding in quantity and quality, making the decision very difficult. The 2010 Hidden Jewel Award Winners are: Sara Brown – Ruby Award Winner: The ruby is associated with “passion.” This is the one word that best describes Sara. Sara was one of the lead people to develop & organize “Play among the Stars.” With a special needs son, Sara was determined to give her son and other children who reside within the community an outlet to display their talents and get the support & appreciation for their hard work. Every year, she is one of the lead people who are responsible for planning, rehearsing, and designing costumes. She does this with pride & dedication. Sara has given “Special Needs” individuals an opportunity to express themselves. Sara resides in Scarborough, ME. Sheryl Parsons – Sapphire Award Winner: Sapphire is the stone of loyalty. Sheryl’s peers describe her as dynamic & dedicated. Sheryl has been “The Salem Lions Club” President from 20092011. Sheryl brings talent, experience, and dedication to her “Lions Club” initiatives. Sheryl has been a dedicated volunteer at Salem’s “Relay for Life.” Being a breast cancer survivor, she is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. She has been a significant supporter of the “Taste of Salem” and looks to help raise money for scholarships for our local students. Sheryl resides in Londonderry with her husband. Beverly Donovan – Topaz Award Winner: Beverly has certainly demonstrated success & strength with in her community. Beverly is passionate about the greater Windham community and its schools. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that the students of Windham had their own high school and made sure their transition was smooth. Beverly was the founding President of the Windham Endowment and takes a leadership role in gaining private donations to enhance the community. Beverly resides in Windham with her husband and two children. Camille Flaherty – Pink Diamond Award Winner: Inspirational is definitely a word that best describes Camille. When Camille was diagnosed with Breast cancer, she used some lessons from past yoga sessions. Special breathing techniques are always used in Yoga to calm and center the body. She was so anxious she would use these techniques while waiting to see a doctor and began to share them with other cancer patients who saw the calming effects. She decided to open her business “Yoga Balance of Life.” She offers free classes for cancer patients to relieve the anxiety & stress. Camille has been a key contributor to “Salem Relay for Life” volunteering her time and resources to find a cure. She has also been a prime contributor to the Salem Boys & Girls Club, Greater Salem Caregivers, and Greystone Assisted Living. Volunteering her talent and time, she has made her community a better place. Camille resides in Salem with her husband and their daughter. Anna Willis – Emerald Award Winner: The Emerald Award, which represents Hope & Faith, describes Anna perfectly. Anna is the founder of the “Upper Room” in Derry. Anna created and organized a family resource center for substance abuse children and families. The Upper Room also offers parental instruction and has become a haven for homeless teens. Anna is also the Director of the Music Ministry at her parish. Anna is known for her can-do attitude and her contagious smile. Anna resides in Salem with her husband. Anisha Kalyani – Diamond in the Rough Winner: This junior achievement award is presented to a high school or college student who emulates leadership and community participation. Her community service projects include: establishing a Salem Mentoring Program, co-chairing Night Without a Home, initiating The Colebrook Project, and raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Anisha’s leadership efforts are just as strong as her commitment to her community. She is State President for the NH Association of Student Councils, Vice President of Salem’s High Student Body, and a class rep. Additionally, Anisha is President of Friends of Rachel, President of Young Democrats, Secretary of Key Club, Historian of New Hampshire Society, and a member of Blue Ink. Anisha’s cultural activities include SAHELI, Boston Bhangra Juniors Dance Team, and Chinmaya Mission. Josie Simard – Mother of Pearl Winner: The “Life time Achievement Award” has been named for the gem that signifies Faith, Charity & Integrity. These are the qualities that Josie emulates. Josie is devoted to her Parish and helps in many different ways. She has been on their board and participates in organizing yard sales and fundraisers, and volunteers as needed. Josie and her husband have volunteered and organized many events for the Knights of Columbus. Josie has organized the installation at Salem Town Hall of a “Memory Plaque” to honor the services from our brave men and women serving our country. Josie resides in Salem with her husband. The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Co-operative Bank wish to congratulate the winners! It is determined individuals like you who make our community even better. These very motivated and determined women will be honored at a Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 27. Tickets are $25 per person, and tables of 10 are available. The event will take place at Brookstone Event Center in Derry. Those interested in attending the event should call the Chamber Office at 8933177, or e-mail to Michelle@gschamber.com. For more information on the Chamber of Commerce, visit the Website at www.gschamber.com.
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To the Voters of Salem and Windham:
As a member of the Finance Committee, my first responsibility is to provide the full House of Representatives with a balanced budget by July 1st, 2011. Second, it is our responsibility as State Representatives to produce more jobs for the 50,000 people currently unemployed in NH. We will do that by creating and supporting new business. Then, we must reduce the business profits and enterprise taxes, which are the highest business taxes paid in America; knowing that 35% of the general budget (3.5 billion dollars) is paid for by the small business people of NH. State Representatives must create new sources of income, which is why I favor gambling. Not only will it provide thousands of jobs; it will be the only new source of revenue available. We will be able to use the $200 million dollars that goes to Connecticut every year to help cut the deficit. I will oppose any sales or income tax. I will defend the 2nd Constitutional Amendment (the right to bear arms). I intend to vote to remove violent sex offenders from Senate Bill 500. I am a pro-life candidate. I believe in a strong separation of state and church. I believe in local control of education, knowing that 35% of our state budget is spent on providing the best education possible for our children, and I will continue to support that budget. I believe in strong parental control, and less government interference in family affairs. I love the natural beauty of our NH environment and I will continue to protect it. I support the Constitution of America and I will vote against any bill that takes away our individual liberties and freedoms guaranteed by that constitution.
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Getting to Know Your Candidate
Gary Azarian, running for State Representative, is qualified as the best candidate. He is the fourth generation of the Azarian family to reside in Salem, NH, the family settling in the 1890s, founding the Diamond Dairy Farms, Inc. in 1914. He worked alongside his father Harry and uncle Arthur until its closing in 1984. Schooled in Salem, Gary was a 1980 graduate of UNH with a degree in Business Management. He is the trustee of the Azarian Family Trust and is currently enjoying a business relationship with the Donabedian Bros. of Salem. He resides in Salem with his wife Lisa and sons Nicholas, a sophomore at UNH, and Zachary, a senior at Salem High School. A 14-year member of the Salem Zoning Board (currently the sitting Chairman), Gary continues a tradition of service to the community set by his father and uncle, both past members of the Kiwanis Club and one of the Original Incorporators of the Salem Boys Club. He is a fiscal conservative who will fight to lower taxes, stop spending, and balance the state budget. To know Gary is to grasp his capabilities: Honesty, Integrity, and Dedication. these are the things I believe in. I will face important issues head on as your representative. I am working for you and I will represent your concerns. Please check my Website, pickthebick2010.com, and see my stand on the issues affecting New Hampshire and millions of Americans. Let me know how you feel and pass my site on to your friends. She cares about the environment and protecting and preserving the waterways, forests, and the air that we breathe. She spends countless hours answering e-mails and speaking one-on-one to folks regarding their concerns, not to mention the hours of reading the bills (approx. 800 this year) so that she will have complete understanding on what she is voting on. She spends at minimum three days per week in Concord attending debate/voting sessions. She worked on the Local and Regulated Revenue Committee (attending two weekly meetings). Now, how do you think I know all of this—because she is my sister! Carolyn is always there for every member of her family, for her friends, and neighbors in the good times and in the bad. Always available to give a cheerful helping hand—it’s just the way she is and always will be. We all know that we can depend on her; it’s part of who she is. And citizens of Windham and Salem, you can depend on her, too. She will continue to work diligently behind the scenes at home and in Concord as well. She wants with all her heart to represent and care for you once again. I could go into a very long list of her accomplishments in community service, tell you more about her love for our beautiful state of New Hampshire, and talk to you about her leadership skills in both the corporate world as well as her community life, but I will leave that up to the many others you will be hearing from during this campaign on my sister’s behalf. I just want you to know that she cares very much for you and how you feel and what is on your mind regarding the best for our community and state and the people residing in them. Isn’t that what it’s all about—people? Please consider a vote for the highly dependable Carolyn Webber on November 2. You can rely and depend on her!
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marriage; permit the carrying of firearms in the State House and in all state and local government buildings except courts and jails; eliminate labor unions, and permit firearms to be carried within an automobile without a license. The list is too long to fully document in this letter, but this gives you a sense of the agenda. I cannot support this agenda and I encourage you to not vote for Republican candidates who are members of and who support this radical agenda. Moderates in both parties, as well as Independents, have asked if I would consider a write-in campaign as an Independent, and have encouraged the formation of a bi-partisan Political Action Committee for truth and responsibility by our elected representatives. At this time, I have not decided whether to conduct a write-in campaign. However, the Political Action Committee called “The Independent PAC” will be conducting a poll asking for your opinion on the following: 1. Would you be in favor of responsible expanded gaming at Rockingham Park? 2. What suggestions would you make to lower unemployment? 3. Do you think civil rights and marriage equality should be preserved? 4. Do you support a union’s right to organize and collective bargaining? 5. Should Salem and Windham continue to receive education funding? 6. Would you vote for an Independent candidate for State Representative with the above mentioned platform? You may respond to these questions at www. independentpac.com. Please join me in encouraging truth rather than fiction (for example, in truth, there is no financial deficit in New Hampshire), reasonableness over fear-mongering, and moderation over fanaticism. Let’s maintain the New Hampshire Advantage.
Patrick Bick - Salem
Special Interest Politicians
This election is about electing grass-root, honest people to political office (and throwing out the self-interest retread bums). Good candidates have come forward to offer an alternative to the crooked, long-time policy makers on the Federal and State level in MA and NH. In less than four weeks on November 2, the vested interests forces could have a stunning setback. This would bring about a peaceful revolution that we all need to see. Bringing back a balance in government on all levels we can all live with. The stranglehold by Democrats in power on the people could be a certain death for the country if they are elected to continue these progressive, left-wing, tax-and-spend, crazy ideas; real change is needed by conservative Constitutional individuals, as they can bring back freedom to America, not protracted, destructive, liberal, progressive socialism. This will affect all governments – Federal, State, and county – and local towns. These politicians, or should we say persons with with personal interests, vote either for the groups who gave them the most money to be elected (then they owe that group), such as a union, an electric company, a payoff with stimulus money for pet projects, or their own selfish interests to the highest bidder—goes on and on! Enough is enough! Check them out and find the real conservative candidates of either party willing to work for us, the People! Ask them questions before you honor them with your precious vote. Remember, they work for you; make them earn that right!
Harry Azarian - Salem
Patrick Bick for Second Congressional District Rep
My name is Patrick Bick, and I would consider it a privilege to serve New Hampshire as the Second Congressional District Representative in the U.S .Congress in Washington, DC. I am a 63-year-old retiree and a Vietnam-era Veteran. I have been married to my wife Donna for 39 years and have two married daughters and five grandchildren who reside in Salem. I am running as a “write in” candidate. I looked around at the state of our nation, and I thought long and hard about the issues facing our country. For years, I’ve had my own ideas and thoughts about what we can do to collectively change America. So I finally decided to stop thinking about what is wrong and actually do something about it. Politics is defined as “the art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.” How are we now being governed? Does the current Administration truly represent you and your family? Certainly, we are not being governed the way our founding fathers had planned. I am running for the House of Representatives to represent those whose voices are not being heard and who want to secure and maintain the freedoms which have made the USA a great nation. The very people we have put in office to represent us are not listening. They are enacting laws that tear the very fabric of our nation’s ideals, not regarding the consequences and, worse yet, ignoring their constituents. As one united voice, we can change America and let those in office hear us loud and clear. A better America, better education, excellence for our veterans, an economy that is strong, putting families first, and a strong military that represents our great nation—
Phyllis Churchill - Windham
Anthony R. DiFruscia - Windham
Ed Brooks - Salem
Maintaining the New Hampshire Advantage
Straightening Out the Facts
In a recent letter written by Jane Lang, I took offense to her comment about the only reason the tolls were stopped was because Beth Roth met with Governor Lynch. I wish she would get her facts straight. First of all, the sign holders were bi-partisan. We did not make it a political thing like Jane wants to. Maybe Jane feels she needs to slam those who really stopped the tolls because she is running for state rep. Second of all, I met with the Governor, thanks to Reps Ron Belanger and Anthony DiFruscia, at the state house. I also met with Methuen Mayor Manzi and Lawrence Mayor Lantigua. Also, Rep. Crisler stood with us in Windham. Oh, and State Rep Carolyn Webber stood with us at exit 2. Oh, I have a question for Jane. Are you still the treasurer of the Salem Farmers Market?
It has been an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to represent you these past 12 years in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. I appreciate the support of those of you who voted for me in the Primary. It was disappointing to me to be defeated in the Primary. The Republican party made it clear that there was no room For a moment, ask yourself, what does it mean to for moderate Republicans, and moderates were targeted depend on someone? Well, the American Heritage throughout the State. Dictionary says the following: “To rely, as for support In fact, there were seven false and misleading mailings or aid, to be assured; place trust, to be determined, sent the week before the Primary specifically targeting my conditioned or dependent.” voting record from Republican Political Action Committees, When we go to the polls to vote for our State including the House Republican Alliance, which espouses Representatives, I would hope that you would want a radical agenda; NH Citizens for Truth PAC in Derry, to vote for someone that you can depend and rely on, which was formed specifically to attack me; the National someone that you can trust, someone who will listen to Organization for Marriage in Washington, DC; the Antiyou, someone who is determined to do the very best for Labor Organization; Ted Maravelias of Windham, as well as you and for our state. That someone is Carolyn Webber. threats over an Internet Website. She has worked diligently hour after hour at her home Following the Primary, I received many telephone calls and in Concord, pouring her heart and soul into her and e-mails from constituents in Windham and Salem, as job acting as your State Representative in Salem and well as from both Republican and Democratic colleagues Windham. She certainly has not taken her job lightly in the House of Representatives expressing their concern over the past two years. She is in love with this fine over the loss of an independent-thinking moderate State of New Hampshire and the people who reside in it. Republican and the trend towards radicalism and fanaticism She cares about the well being of you and your families within the Republican party. Many of the incumbent and protecting your rights. She especially pays attention Republicans from Windham and Salem are members to our seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities. of the House Republican Alliance and support its ultrapsnh.com conservative agenda which proposes to, among other things: eliminate Dean Tibbetts spends every day the Commission on the Status manning operations at PSNH’s of Women; eliminate the Human Rights Schiller Station, helping power Commission; eliminate voting machines and the Miss Wakeﬁeld Diner. And same-day voting; reconstitute a militia; urge the after a hard day at work, he’s repeal of the 17th Amendment (election of been known to recharge with a Senators); repeal laws regarding cup of coffee and a slice of cherry financial limits on religious societies; insert pie in his favorite booth at – language in the State’s constitution where else – the Miss Wakeﬁeld regarding Christian heritage; reject Diner. So, perhaps it’s fair to ask… federal funds for healthcare; repeal the Shoreline Protection Act; repeal same-sex
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Michael Flathers - Salem
Tea Party Candidates – You Decide
Led by Senator DeMint, who, in the first days of Obama’s administration, declared that he would seek Obama’s Waterloo, an exuberant Tea Party has endorsed what could be the strangest assortment of candidates ever. (I use the word “strangest” kindly). DeMint has stated that single women should not be allowed to teach school, as well as gays, equal rights notwithstanding. Funny, but when I grew up, I had all single teachers for 12 years. Married-women teachers were not allowed to teach. Take Palladino, who wants to be governor of New York. He wants all welfare recipients to be imprisoned by making prisons into dorms, and is also noted for threatening a newsman with violence. But high on the silly scale are women nominees starting with Christine O’Donnell, whose ad starts off with, “I’m not a witch,” and also has said that masturbation should be illegal. Sharon Angle of Nevada, a real challenger to Sen. Reid, has lit up the looney tunes by suggesting a 2nd Amendment solution to Washington policies, would get rid of the Veterans’ Administration and ban abortions—even pregnancies that derive from rape and incest. Michelle Bachmann has made a cottage industry of outrageous statements. She has stated that Democrats are un-American and would start investigations to determine if Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim. Her most vicious comment outrightly suggests a revolution in America in order to take back the government. Bachmann seems to forget that America solves its problems with ballots—not bullets. Most believe that Soc. Sec. and Medicare should be privatized. How about candidate Glen Urquhart, who says that the separation of church and state idea comes from Hitler and we should ask anyone with that belief why he is a Nazi. Actually, Jefferson was around long before Hitler, so the guy is a few bananas short of a pound. Liberal Democrats have felt that the party has moved to the center and Republicans have moved to the asylum. It will be an interesting two years ahead.
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Fact Check on Ayotte vs. Hodes
As Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte continues to tarnish her own image in attempting to do the same to her Democratic opponent Paul Hodes, a fact check/issues comparison is in order. Between Ayotte’s TV commercials as well as her direct home mailings, she has fostered a deliberate campaign of misinformation that doesn’t reflect well on either her or Hodes. 1. Paul Hodes voted for president Barack Obama’s middle-class jobs programs, which passed after being whittled down by House/ Senate Republicans to a shadow of what they would’ve originally meant to both working and unemployed Americans. This is while Ayotte spent months earlier this year speaking out against them and all other economic policy changes proposed by Obama and the Washington Democrats. She is no friend to either our poor or middle-class voters, and staunchly supports continuing George W. Bush’s tax cuts for our top two percent of wage earners, along with the Iraq war—the biggest reason for our $1 trillion deficit and $13 trillion debt. If Ayotte and the rest of the GOP were really interested in bringing down these figures, which they had the biggest hand in creating, they would favor ending these breaks. And even as they argue for this lower-tax extension, they have NO PLAN to actually pay for the $1 trillion this will cost us over the next decade. All this while blaming the Democrats for the economic mess that they inherited last year and are steadily rectifying against fierce Republican opposition in Washington. 2. Hodes OPPOSED the recession-busting Wall Street bailout plan, an Obama initiative that passed, as did Bush’s earlier version. Most of the bailout money has been paid back by affected corporations with interest, while the stimulus funds provided a needed shot in the arm to American businesses large and small, both facts deliberately ignored by America’s right-wing adherents. Hodes’ vote rankled most Democrats, and should’ve made conservatives who are actually honest about being against the policy to give him grudging credit. But to hear Ayotte tell it, he’s still part of the problem. 3. Paul Hodes supports the Democrat tax break initiatives for small businesses and all proposed tax cuts for the middle class (individuals earning less than $200,000 annually and couples earning less than $250,000). And he backs proposed new laws preventing our corporations from outsourcing their jobs overseas, while Ayotte is staunchly in favor of allowing them to continue this unemployment-enhancing practice. All while complaining that Democrat measures to grow jobs, the most difficult task in ending any economic downturn, haven’t worked well enough. 4. Like virtually all Democrats and even some Republicans, Hodes champions allocating funds for green-friendly corporations, both nationally and here in New Hampshire. These initiatives will create thousands of new local jobs at all levels. Conversely, Ayotte is in favor of oil drilling off the Granite State coast (imagine the nightmare of the BP Deep Horizon Gulf spill happening a few miles from where we all live). She’s also an ardent supporter of the new restrictive Arizona immigration law (again, imagine having to continually worry about being stopped in your car or on the street and being forced to give multiple proofs of your citizenship). Finally, despite Ayotte’s oft-repeated claims, Paul Hodes is neither a “liberal” nor a “big-spending Democrat.” Indeed, over his short period in the House, many of his money-allocation stances have flown in the face of his own compatriots. This demonstrates the thinking of a representative who analyzes the issues instead of simply automatically rubber-stamping the party line. Whereas Kelly Ayotte has already proved that, if elected, she will be a willing partner with the rest of the anti-citizenry Republicans in aiding and abetting their regressive causes.
Supporting Rick Okerman for State Representative
On November 2, I will cast my vote and stand by Rick Okerman for State Representative. I have known Rick for over 10 years, and he has been a dear friend of my husband’s for over 20 years. Most of us are concerned with painting, unpacking boxes, and forwarding mail when we move—not Rick, though! Within a few months of moving to Windham, he rolled up his sleeves and got to know the town—and then selected public service areas where he could help the most. Rick “got to work” the minute he moved to Windham—first with the Trails Committee, Capital Improvements, and local Energy Committees, and now with over five years serving on the town’s Planning Board. Throughout the years, he’s built a reputation in the town of fairness, teamwork, and most of all, diligence. Rick, in a word, is tireless. He is a dedicated father to his three children on top of his public service. I know Rick Okerman is committed to understanding how government mandates will affect our local community and the lives of our children for years to come. Rick knows that with this year’s vote, we are all investing in not only the future of New Hampshire, but the collective futures of our children who will inherit the choices we make in today’s delicate economy. For us, Rick Okerman is one of those “count on one hand” friends—the kind you can call at three in the morning to help out in a pinch. At this moment, in this economy, New Hampshire is truly in a pinch. I believe Rick Okerman is the person to bring efficient governance and fiscal restraint to New Hampshire. I hope you will join me November 2 to vote for Rick Okerman for State Representative.
Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation announced the formation of a bipartisan caucus of governors that will work to protect the interest of America’s hunters and anglers, and advance sound wildlife management policy and will facilitate communication and information exchange between participating offices in support of policies and regulations that promote and protect hunting and fishing. Governors in the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus represent large outdoor constituencies that include many of America’s nearly 40 million hunters and anglers who contribute more than $70 billion annually to the U.S. economy. “It’s part of our culture, our tradition, our economy,” said Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont. Gov. John Lynch is a member, and all sportsmen should thank him for participating. Goals include protecting and promoting the traditional privileges enjoyed by American citizens to hunt, fish, trap, and pursue outdoor activities, and to safeguard the integrity of it call 880-1516 funds, to be part of user-pay trust license revenues, and other dedicated funds contributed by hunters and anglers. We hope that we see these goals met and make sure that our elected officials support the objectives.
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Rausch for State Senate
Please join me in voting for Jim Rausch as our next State Senator. As State Representatives, Jim and I have served together for the past two (2) years on the Public Works and Highway Committee. Jim’s in-depth knowledge of our infrastructure and highway needs was always apparent. He had done his homework. This allowed his keen intellect to analyze quickly the cost associated with the various proposals, and to ferret out any unnecessary waste. As the former owner of the Salem Animal Hospital, Jim understands the difficulties associated with owning and running a small business. He is dedicated to keeping State Government as small as possible and making it an ally of New Hampshire businessmen and women. He has supported policies that create jobs and opportunities for us, the taxpayers, and residents of this great state. Jim Rausch has the experience, integrity, principles, and commitment to make New Hampshire prosper and remain a great place to work and raise our families. It is an honor to endorse Jim knowing that he is the right candidate in these taxing and trying times. Jim has my strong support, and I ask that you give Jim your consideration and support on Election Day. Thank you.
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submitted by Soule School The Soule School PTA will be holding a fundraiser with Granite State Poker, located in Plaistow at 180 Plaistow Road near Sawyers Function Hall. The Soule PTA has been selected as the sponsored non-profit charity for the days of October 20-24. On these dates, the PTA will receive 35 percent of all gaming profits. This money will go directly toward the Soule School PTA non-profit organization and will be used for enrichment programs, publishing centers, field trips, family fun nights, playground maintenance, and classroom libraries at Soule Elementary School in Salem. The Granite State Poker schedule is as follows: Wednesday/Thursday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Gaming format, tournament times, and answers to other questions can be found at granitestatepoker.com or by calling 396-0389. All players must be 18 years of age or older. Please plan to support the Soule School PTA by participating in the Granite State Poker fundraiser. Eligible dates are October 20-24 (Wednesday-Sunday). For more information on the Soule School PTA, or for any questions on this fundraiser, contact Christine Cochran, Soule PTA President, at christinecochran @chasepaymentech.com, or Steve DeVito at sdevito@collegelendingsolutions. com.
With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with professional storyteller Angela Klinger, who will be delighting students at North Salem with her wise, funny, silly, and eerie stories. A Salem resident, Angela’s animated storytelling weaves traditional world folktales, mythology, regional legends, and history with humor. Angela has earned national recognition, telling at festivals, museums, schools, and libraries across the country. There will be two separate storytelling sessions: Session 1 – Tuesday, October 26, for Grades K, 1, and 2 with a focus on fun and silly Halloween stories. Session 2 – Wednesday, October 27, for Grades 3, 4, and 5 with a focus on eerie and spooky stories. We will need parent volunteers for both sessions, which will run from 3 to 4 p.m. in the North Salem All-Purpose Room. Please return the permission form you received last week if you would like your child(ren) to attend this fun event.
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submitted by Lancaster School The 2010-2011 school year promises to be an exciting one at Lancaster! Renovations are underway, and by this time next year, we will have a beautiful and spacious new school. September was a very busy month at Lancaster. The PTA kicked off the school year with the annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social. Thanks to all the parents who came out on a very soggy evening for the Fall Open House, and thanks to all the students and parents who participated in our Fall Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for Family Fun Night on October 22. Come enjoy pizza, games, and raffles. More information will be sent home with students soon. Also, please plan on attending the next PTA meeting, which will be held October 19 at 7 p.m. in the school library. There was a great turnout for September’s meeting with lots of new faces and great ideas for a successful year. Don’t forget to continue collecting Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+. Each classroom has a collection box, and each month, the classroom that collects the most labels will receive a prize! The money and points Lancaster earns from these programs pays for field trips, teachers’ supplies, and playground equipment. Please start clipping if you’re not already, and a big thank-you to those families who have been clipping. We have earned a total of $188.90 so far! The winners of the summer Box Tops contest were: Tyler Webster, Elaina Bourgoin, Madison Esmeal, Vanessa Rose, Gavin Bently, and Jonathan Taube. The highest earner was Mikenzie Merrow, and Mrs. Collins’ Team 7 was the highest earning class. Way to go! Don’t forget to visit the Lancaster Elementary School Website at www.sau57.org. There is a wealth of information there, including updates on the renovations. Also, you can sign up to follow Lancaster School on Twitter! Using this free service will allow you to receive text messages delivered to your cell phone regarding timely updates for the Lancaster community. This tool is already in use and you can find directions on how to subscribe below the Twitter box on the right side of the Lancaster home page.
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SHS Hosts Fourth Annual Rhoades Race
by Robyn Hatch Salem High School (SHS) recently hosted their fourth annual Rhoades Race, which honors the memory of the late Bob Rhoades, a long-time teacher and coach for the cross-country, basketball, and tennis teams at SHS. This event offers participants the choice of a 3.1-mile run on the Salem High School cross-country course, or a one-mile walk around the Salem High School track. There was no fee to participate, but all donations were accepted for the Bob Rhoades Scholarship Fund. Race winners include: Alumni: Matt Ouellette/Derek Breen (tied) and Nicole Rozvmek. Open: Paul Mastrogiacomo and Stephanie Bickford. Student: John Cail/Nick Saulnier (tied) and Mikavia Ramsdell. Educator: Dick O’Shaughnessy and Rhonda McCune.
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Bob Elliott, Scott Brown, and Ms. Patricia Corey pose during the fundraiser submitted by State Representative Bob Elliott “Tall, dark, and handsome” United States Senator Scott Brown was a smash hit last Friday night at the Atkinson Country Club Resort Fundraiser for NH Gubernatorial candidate John Stephen. The Republican Party National celebrity wowed the audience with his down-to-earth humor and common-sense speaking style. His famous green campaign truck was also there in the parking lot. The sellout crowd was highly motivated by him to bring traditional Republican values back to the people of New Hampshire by voting on November 2 for the entire Republican Slate from State Reps, Senators, and the Governor’s office, but especially the candidates for the U.S. Congress. Included among the 300 lucky attendees were Rep. Bob Elliott, Salem/Windham, running for re-election, and Ms. Patricia Corey, mother of Sean William Corey, Poster Child for Rep. Elliott’s House Bill 1437, designed to help the parents of Medically Fragile Children. Both were delighted by his charismatic presence.
CEO Jack Clancy Announces Appointments at Enterprise Bank
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submitted by BJ’s Wholesale Club BJ’s Wholesale Club in Salem announces that through its Adopt-A-School (ADAS) Program, they will partner with Walter Haigh School to help enhance existing curriculum that best meet the educational needs of local children and families. “BJ’s Wholesale Club takes great pride in supporting educational programs, and we look forward to this year’s partnership with Walter Haigh School,” said Danielle Salvetti, community relations specialist for BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Throughout the school year, BJ’s will provide students with opportunities that help them grow into active citizens throughout their community.”
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BJ’s offers two versions of its ADAS Program: “Giving” and “GRADES.” Walter Haigh School will participate in the “GRADES” program, receiving donations to use toward discretionary programs such as field trips and special events, reading enhancement programs, or other educational needs. The program also provides a complimentary BJ’s Membership and invitations to BJ’s-sponsored events that promote good citizenship or build learning skills. Additionally, the school will work with the BJ’s Community Relations Specialist to develop customized partnership plans focused on curriculum enhancement, community involvement, and fundraising. Schools then work with their local BJ’s Clubs to implement these plans. On September 28, students from Walter Haigh School were invited to the BJ’s in Salem to kick off their academic partnership. Children took part in stimulating activities such as a scavenger hunt and coloring contest. The students also unveiled the Haigh School partnership banner, which was designed by the Haigh School art teacher. “Our goal is to develop a relationship with a community member that would benefit the students of the Haigh School and the community at large. In addition, we hope to educate the residents of Salem of the endless possibilities that can be achieved when members of the community work together,” said Christine HoneyNadeau, principal of the Walter Haigh School.
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by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Russ Ingram doesn’t blame anyone but himself for his loss by just 23 votes in the New Hampshire primary for a seat at the House of Representatives. “I didn’t campaign,” Ingram said. “I put out only four signs, so I have no one to blame but myself,” he added. After eight years at the State House, Ingram looks back and remembers vividly how frustrating it was at times. He says sometimes it was tough being on the “wrong side” when votes for legislatures didn’t go as he and fellow Republicans had hoped they would. Now, though, Ingram sees how at 85 years of age it may be time to settle in and really enjoy an actual retirement. Ingram, who lives in Salem, would like to spend more time enjoying hobbies, and now has that time on his hands. “I love antique cars and own two of them; it’ll be nice to just have that time to continue working on them on my time and to get back into my garden in the spring time,” Ingram said. Only losing a vote by 23 for not campaigning is absolutely amazing and shows how respected he is in the community of Salem. Having moved back here to his hometown of Salem with his wife, Bobbi (who unfortunately passed away this year), in 1992 from Colebrook, Ingram retired from banking, but was always interested in politics and what the people want to see happen in Concord. In 2002, he was elected as a state representative for the Republican party and remained there for four full terms. His term ended in 2010 when he lost the Republican vote to Donna Mauro by just 23 votes. “It’s just what it is,” Ingram said. “She is a very wonderful lady and the time has come for me. It is a lot to drive to Concord every day; it’s 80 miles a day, you know,” he added. Ingram’s son Dean called his dad the night of the election. Dean said, “Congratulations, Dad, on the election.” Russ said, “What are you congratulating me for?” to which Dean replied, “Well, you lost; you shouldn’t have signed up in the first place.” Russ recalls his time in Concord and the issues that came before the House of Representatives during the four terms he served. Ingram recalls it was difficult at times to see a bill he supported get voted down by the opposite party, as Democrats hold the majority. He says that there were so many issues that came before them during his time that it is hard to just highlight a few, but one that really sticks out to him was civil unions. “Governor Lynch originally said that he would not allow that bill to pass. I was a supporter of not passing that bill as well. When the time came to vote for it, it did pass, and though the Governor said he would not allow that, he signed it into law, anyway. That was frustrating,” he said. Another issue that really bothered Russ was the schools by bond issue. “This really sticks out in my mind. The funding for the schools and their buildings were used from general funds up until two years ago now; it helped towns for now, but this tactic left a mess for our children and grandchildren to deal with,” he said. While Ingram was serving as a state representative during his first term, he sat on the Ways and Means Committee, working in that committee along fellow state representatives from both parties to estimate the income for the state, which is used for budgetary purposes according to funds received by the State of New Hampshire. During Ingram’s second term, he was on the opposite side of that, sitting on the Finance Committee, which spends the money based on approval from legislature. The two committees work closely together and the monies in question are spent according to what is available. That information comes from the Ways and Means Committee. During his third term and fourth term, Ingram was on the Public Works Committee dealing with infrastructure. Ingram says he really enjoyed his time on that committee. “It’s a very nice committee; I really liked the work, as the committee oversees and is responsible for highways, infrastructure, buildings, etc.,” Ingram said. Now that the business and stress of typical politics begins to become a memory and something Russ is proud of, it’s time to just enjoy life, like a full-time retirement. “I will have all kinds of time to spend with my kids, Dean and Debbie, and my four grandkids. I can tinker around with my antique cars, take them to car shows, get into my garden,” he said. Russ laughed thinking about relaxing. “I don’t like to relax; I like to keep busy, so that is what I’ll be doing. I’ll always find something to do,” Russ chuckled. Besides Russ’ hobbies, he continues to be very active in the community. He is involved with the Salem Boys & Girls Club, as well as the Ingram Salem Senior Center, which was named for Bobbi and him.
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Representative Anthony R. DiFruscia has announced he will not be supporting any of the Republican nominees for State Representative in Salem and Windham who are members or supporters of the House Republican Alliance. This includes David Bates, Marilinda Garcia, D.J. Bettencourt, and Walter Kolodziej. DiFruscia is considering a write-in candidacy for the November 2 general election as an Independent. Many of Representative DiFruscia’s colleagues in the State House have encouraged him to run as an Independent write-in candidate. Among the representatives that have asked him to return to Concord are Rep. Dennis Abbott, Rep. Beth Arsenault, Rep. Delmar Burridge, Rep. Jackie CaliPitts, Rep. Frank Case, Rep. Rich DiPentima, Rep. Bill Hatch, Rep. Melanie Levesque, Rep. Steve Lindsey, Rep. Bonnie Mitchell, Rep. Gil Shattuck, and Rep. Jayne Spaulding. Rep. DiFruscia’s supporters also include former representatives and local officials Carol Yennaco, Richard Cooney, Ruth-Ellen Post, Ross McLeod, Pat Hargreaves, Ed Gallagher, and Bruce Anderson. After receiving the support of so many of his colleagues, Representative DiFruscia announced he will make his decision by the end of the week.
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Salem and Pelham Red Hatters Join for BBQ
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by Robyn Hatch The Rockingham Rubies of Salem and the Royal Red Hatters of Pelham hosted their First Annual Texas BBQ at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Methuen, MA, this week, with 180 Red Hat ladies in attendance representing 12 different Red Hat Groups from NH and MA. A great time was had by all with a delicious barbeque, dancing, and prizes. Even the mascot Armadillo was present for all the fun.
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submitted by Parkland Medical Center Parkland Medical Center and Maxim Healthcare Systems will host two community flu clinics from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 26, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center at 39 West Broadway in Derry. Anyone age four and up is eligible for the shot. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention are encouraging anyone who wants to reduce their risk of getting the flu to get a vaccine, including: young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, people ages 50 years and older, caregivers, and anyone who wants to stay healthy. This year’s virus also protects against H1N1 (or swine) flu strains. “Getting a flu shot is an important step in staying healthy during flu season,” said Randy Smith, Director of Infection Control at Parkland Medical Center. “Thousands of people die each year from complications from influenza, despite the availability of effective protection.” Influenza is a specific category of illness, caused by viruses that usually manifest as a respiratory illness. Traditional symptoms include the rapid onset of headache and fever; body aches; a dry, hacking cough; and sometimes nasal congestion. Influenza easily results in a respiratory disease— sometimes progressing to pneumonia. That’s where the flu’s danger is most prominent—most flu-related deaths result from complications of influenza, and not of influenza itself. Many other viruses can make you miserable – especially in winter – but they aren’t influenza, and they aren’t prevented by flu vaccines. Colds are caused by viruses that typically result in congestion and coughing, but not the fever, body aches, and secondary infections such as pneumonia. The same is true of the “stomach flu”— viruses that cause gastrointestinal problems. They may make you nauseous, but they don’t carry the risk of secondary complications. “A flu shot takes as long as two weeks to become effective,” Smith said. “If someone feels ill right after getting a flu shot, it’s most certainly coincidental—or it’s a virus that isn’t influenza.” Getting a flu shot cannot give you the flu. Flu shots consist of influenza strains identified by the World Health Organization as the most likely to cause major problems during flu season. The engineered vaccine uses dead virus to cause your body to produce antibodies to the flu. According to Smith, “The best way to deal with the flu this winter is to prevent it in the first place.” Parkland’s flu clinics are open to the public, and accept most insurance, including Medicare. Free health screenings will also be offered at the clinics. To learn more about Parkland Medical Center and its services, programs, and physicians, visit www. parklandmedicalcenter.com.
Salem Animal Rescue League Needs You
by Robyn Hatch The town of Salem is very fortunate to have the very hard-working volunteers of the Salem Animal Rescue League in our midst. The shelter is a haven for homeless and sick cats and dogs. Not only is compassion given to these animals, SARL also provides rescue, adoptions, and veterinary care for all the rescued animals. All is done by voluntary help and care. SARL has long ago outgrown its current shelter, and a campaign is now underway to build a new, state-of-theart shelter on Bradt Ave. in Salem. It will be known as the Kimball Family Farm Shelter and Adoption Center. Please stop by and make a donation. Your support is desperately needed. Salem Animal Rescue League has grown exponentially since 1992. There are more volunteers, more spaying and neutering, more rabies clinics, more foster homes, more supporters, more programs and services, and more importantly, a record number of animals being handled. It became obvious to the Board of Directors that if SARL were to continue to efficiently meet the increasing demands for their services, two things were needed—a of a new facility. A shelter manager was hired late in 2006, and slowly, the animal shelter changed from a volunteer-managed rescue league to a system-directed facility. A director of development was also hired, whose responsibilities would be to launch a capital campaign to finance the proposed new shelter. This is the first time in its history that SARL has not been staffed entirely by volunteers. Go into a parking lot of a restaurant and pass the dumpster, where half a dozen feral cats will be jumping in and out in search or a meal. Feral cats are behind eateries, in the lofts in the grain store, wandering around the racetrack in winter months, victims of winter storms, and have become nasty, aggressive, and territorial— distrustful of human touch and driven by wild instinct. Their kittens grow to adulthood, never experiencing human contact. The territory they are forced to share becomes smaller, and the fighting becomes more vicious and more dangerous. This is sad, and the people from SARL go out of their way to end this. Please take time to help.
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The following residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Northern Essex Community College for the spring semester: Jessica Banks, Edward Barroffio, Christine Beshara, Zachary Bibeau, Lauren Brouillard, Jennifer Cabral, Kim Catubig, Cory Chase, Lisa Consentino, Kerri-Anne Covey, Ellen DeRosa, Catherine DeVeau, Christina Dratner, Mark Finochiaro, Asron Foss, Sebastian Gaglione, Marrisa Grant-Boone, Charles Harris, Joshua Heil, Doris Hennessey, Brittney Hill, Ronald Hoegen, Justin Ingaharro, Darci Jeeves, Jennifer Johnson, Tara Kennedy, Andrea Kneeland, David Loguidice, Louise Loguidice, Howard Matchett, Matthew McCarron, Lyndsay McHale, Steven McPherson, Karen Miranowicz, Nicole Mulloy, Michelle Murray, Ann Nassiff, Gregory Nicholson, Steven Paduchowski, Nicholas Pappalardo, Jan Poirier, Eric Poulin, Alysha Puglise, Denise Puleo, Ashley Relf, Victoria Russell, Michael Salem, Nicole Scanlon, Thomas Shamma, Jennifer Smith, Michael Spires, Kevin Swansen, Dustin Teuber, Ashley Tinney, Gina Tripp, Anthony Tudisco, Charles Tudisco, and Jon Wakim. Kimberly Tighe, a member of the class of 2012 at Keene State College, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. She is an Education major. Kimberly is the daughter of Steven and Gina Tighe. Ashley Beth McCarty has graduated magna cum laude from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Ashley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustrations. She is the granddaughter of Bette Baskins. Caitlin English and Karissa Mahoney participated in Keene State College’s Academic Excellence Conference. Caitlin presented, Who Speaks the Best Spanish? Karissa presented on Introduction to Natural Stress Combatants. Jaime DeFelice-Notaris has received the Coaches Award for her exemplary talent and efforts on the JV hockey team this season at Austin Preparatory School’s Winter Athletics Award Ceremony. Austin Preparatory School has named to the Honor Roll Jason DeFelice-Notaris (Distinction) and Jaime DeFelice-Notaris (Honors) for the third quarter. Both students are in Grade 9. Thomas Gardner, son of Pat Gardner has graduated from Trinity Pawling School in New York and will be attending St. Anselm College in the fall. Kelly (senior) and Christine Lavallee (freshman) have been named to the honor roll with high honors at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA. Kelly and Christine both received high honors. Austin Preparatory School has named to the Honor Roll Jason DeFelice-Notaris (Distinction) and Jaime DeFelice-Notaris (Honors) for the third quarter. Both students are in Grade 9. Jaime DeFelice-Notaris (Grade 9) has been named to the honor roll at Austin Preparatory School for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 academic year. Jordan Bowman was selected to participate in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final held August 7 in Hershey, PA. The program was sponsored by the Hershey Company and features over 400 of the best young track and field athletes in North America. Brandy M. Fernandes has been named to the Dean’s List for the summer semester at Middlesex Community College. Navy Seaman Recruit John J. Morin, son of Donna M. Morin of Salem and John P. Morin of Derry, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL, with honors. He is a 2008 graduate of Salem High School. Help us brag! We love to brag about our citizens! Send your accolades to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 17 Executive Drive, Hudson, NH 03051. Photos are welcome. If you would like to have your photo returned, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will return it to you.
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Anne O. (Mathews) Drugan
Anne O. (Mathews) Drugan, 56, of Salem, died October 6, 2010, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. Anne was born in Lynn, MA, and grew up in Wilmington, MA, graduating from Wilmington High School. She was an assembler for Data ED in Salem. Anne was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Stowe, VT, the mountains, and the beach, and she loved cruising in their Corvette. Anne was a talented crafter and decorated her home beautifully. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert Drugan of Salem; parents, Helen (Harvey) and Robert Mathews of South Carolina; four brothers, Robert Mathews, Chuck Mathews and his wife April, William Mathews and his wife Stacy, and Mark Mathews and his wife Vicki, all of South Carolina; two sisters, Diane and her husband Robert Johnson of South Carolina and Joanne Paiva of Billerica, MA; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be private for the family. Arrangements are by the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center, ATTN: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Edward R. Dube
Edward R. Dube of Salem died suddenly on October 8, 2010. He was born in Lawrence, MA, where he grew up and attended schools. He was the son of the late Edward L. and Helen (Dorin) Dube. He later received his associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College in Manchester. He was a resident of Salem for the past 47 years. Ed was a retired Patrolman for the Salem Police Department, where he was also the firearm’s instructor. After his retirement, Ed worked for Phillip’s Academy in Andover, MA. Ed was a member of St. Matthew Church in Windham and the Salem Athletic Club, where he was blessed with many good and loyal friends. Ed enjoyed woodworking and learned how to make duck decoys from his good friend John Ruggerio. It gave him a lot of satisfaction working with his hands. Ed was also a Navy veteran. He served upon the USS Kirkpatrick, which was a radar picket ship during the cold war. He later transferred to the USS Boxer, which was a helicopter carrier. Ed loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Ed is survived by his wife Diane (Orroth) Dube of Salem, as well as three daughters, Nancy Maiden of Virginia Beach, VA, and her children Stephanie, Matthew, and Kevin and greatgranddaughter Chloe; Karen Baker and her husband Buddy of Sandown and their children Megan and Tommy; Cathy Campbell and her husband Gordon of Windham and their children Nathan and Callie; sister, Jacqueline Delaney and her husband Donald of Salem; sister-in-law Elaine Lee and her husband Joseph of Lawrence, MA; brother-in-law Stephen Orroth and his wife Margaret of Windham; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass was celebrated October 13 at St. Matthew Church in Windham. There will be a private burial for family members at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, has care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
Betty Cornwell, 79, of Salem, died on October 2, 2010, at Salemhaven Nursing Home, Salem. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem.
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Grace B. (Powell) Burroughs
Grace B. (Powell) Burroughs, 79, of Salem, died October 7, 2010, at her home. Grace grew up in Everett, MA. She enjoyed going to flea markets and collecting dolls. Grace loved her dog, Sandy. Grace was predeceased by her son David Womble. She is survived by her son, Charles Womble; daughters, Donna and her husband Larry Brunelle of Merrimack, Patricia Cyr, and Darlene Clayton of New Boston; sister, Jeannette Lord of Waltham, MA; Goddaughter, Alice Gould of Salem; three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be private for the family. Arrangements are in the care of Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH 03079 to assist with the funeral expenses. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
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forget where you came from? I have never seen a school bus 33 Indian Rock Road empty. Maybe you should check Windham NH out the time the bus comes by your home. Is it after school 432-3600 when children are all dropped off? Is it early in morning when a purchase the routes have just started? As of $6 for ‘resenting’ paying higher taxes Not to be combined with any other oﬀer. for my children, let me just say this. The new school projects a purchase our for children and the future of the children of this town and I of $12 Not to be combined with any other oﬀer. resent the fact you do not wanna support them. I have an idea for you. Wherever you go or a purchase live you have to pay taxes and of $18 it sounds to me like you need to Not to be combined with any other oﬀer. Not to be combined with any other oﬀer. leave the selfishness behind and Coupon must be presented at time of order or mentioned for phone orders. find another town to live in!! You do not know how lucky you are “Thumbs up to all those who choose to vote to live in a town like Salem, NH. And that is a for the Constitution, freedom and taking personal fact!!” responsibility for oneself.”
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Elementary Schools Monday – Chicken O’s/dipping sauce, Oven baked French fries, Seasoned carrots & peas, Chilled mixed fruit, fresh fruit. Tuesday – Grilled cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup, Seasoned vegetables, Pineapple tidbits, Fresh fruit. Wednesday – Chef Boyardee ravioli or Turkey sandwich, Tossed salad/dressing, Seasoned green beans, Cinnamon apple slices. Thursday – French toast sticks/ syrup or Tuna sandwich, Sausage links, Potato puffs, Applesauce, Fresh fruit. Friday – Uno’s pizza, Carrots & celery sticks/dip, Cherry shape-up juice pop, Fresh fruit. Woodbury School Monday – Main: Crispy chicken sandwich, Oven baked fries, Carrot sticks. Deli: Ham & cheese sub w/the works. Pasta: Mac & cheese. Tuesday – Main: Chicken finger sub, Veggies/dip, Fruit cup. Deli: Bologna & cheese/bulky roll. Pasta: Lasagna. Wednesday – Main: Chicken noodle soup, Grilled cheese, Veggies, Fruit. Deli: Hot dog. Pasta: Meatballs. Thursday – Main: Chicken rings, Rice, Seasoned vegetable, Fruit. Deli: Rib-a-Q. Pasta: American chop suey. Friday – Main: Pancakes/syrup, Ham sticks, Potato puffs, Fruit. Deli: Bacon burger. Pasta: Ravioli. Salem High School Monday – Chicken fritters/dipping sauce, Rice pilaf, Seasoned hot vegetables, Chilled pears. Tuesday – Chicken parmesan/bulky roll, Assorted baked chips, Tossed salad/dressing, Chilled peaches. Wednesday – Buffalo chicken tender sub, Pretzels, Veggies/dip, Chilled apricots. Thursday – Meatball parmesan sub, Assorted chips, Tossed salad, Chilled mixed fruit. Friday –BBQ pork riblets, Creamy mashed potato/gravy, Hot seasoned vegetables, Assorted chilled fruit cups. *All lunches served with fresh fruit.
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Field Hockey: Salem 1, Timberlane 0 Saturday’s field hockey match-up between Salem and Timberlane turned out to be a defensive battle, which favored Salem’s strong defense. Of Salem’s 11 games prior to facing Timberlane, the Blue Devils held their opponent to one goal or less in nine of those games. Not coincidentally, Salem also won all nine of those games and lost the other two in which they allowed more than one goal. Salem’s defense got the job done against the Owls, though, as it held the visitors scoreless for the entire contest. The Devils went on to take a 1-0 victory, thanks to a second-half goal off the stick of junior Sarah Frahm. Meanwhile, Salem goalie Bri Rastello provided a solid backstop as she kicked away nine Timberlane shots on goal for saves. Salem’s record improved to 10-2 with the win. Girls’ Volleyball: Salem 3, Timberlane 0 It took only three games for the Salem girls’ volleyball team to dispose of Timberlane. The game scores were 25-16, 25-13, and 25-22 – all in favor of Salem. Salem was led by Sarah Scott, who paced the Devils’ offense with 19 assists and seven service points. Scott also reached a milestone during the contest, as she recorded her 500th career service point in the third game. She became only the second member of the Salem girls’ volleyball team in recent memory to accomplish such a feat. Also turning in solid performances for the Devils were Melissa Ouellet (12 kills, three blocks), Jackie Cone (12 service points, 12 digs, eight kills), and Steph Long (12 service points). Salem’s record jumped to 11-3 with the win. Boys’ Cross Country: Salem 21, Timberlane 34 Because of the football game going on simultaneously, Salem had to restructure its five-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in order to run its meet during homecoming. The minor adjustments did not appear to bother Salem as the Blue Devils placed five of their runners in the meet’s top eight in order to take a victory over Timberlane. The Devils were led by their number-one runner Ben Dutton, who ran a 16:52 to finish first overall. Rounding out the top five and factoring in the scoring for Salem were Dan Schmidt (third, 17:40), John Rheaume (fourth, 17:42), Mitch Dutton (fifth, 17:43), and Eric Hutchins (eighth, 18:43). Girls’ Cross Country: Timberlane 26, Salem 29 The girls’ cross country team also ran its race on the restructured course, but just missed defeating Timberlane by four points. Despite the loss, Salem still managed to place five of its runners in the meet’s top 10. Returning from an injury, Salem’s number one runner, Stephanie Cabral, ran in her first race of the season and recorded a 20:10 for first overall. Also finishing in Salem’s top five were Samantha Hutchins (fifth, 21:06), Alyssa Lambert (sixth, 21:28), Amanda Buck (eighth, 22:32), and Ailish Barry (ninth, 22:33). Melissa Ouellet passes off to a teammate Sarah Frahm chases after a loose ball versus Timberlane Salem running back Jerickson Fedrick enters the end zone for his second touchdown of the day
Salem’s Melissa Higgins gets her shot disrupted by an Owl defender
Salem linebacker Joe Dipalma causes Timberlane’s quarterback to stumble
Erica Gallo serves for Salem
Salem’s Justin Mosher keeps the ball away from a Timberlane foe
Photos by Chris White
SHS Field Hockey Roundup
Matt Zani controls the ball against Timberlane Emily Hickey goes by a Timberlane defender Chelsea Curtis, Alli Breton, Co-Captain Meghan Bench, Co-Captain Melissa Higgins, Sara Bracken, and Jessica Curley Salem High School field hockey seniors from Windham celebrated victory over Concord on October 4. The teammates are entering the second half of their season highlighted with a Homecoming game on Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. against Timberlane. They also are preparing to celebrate their last regular season home game at Salem High on Friday, October 15, at 4 p.m. against Manchester Memorial. Senior Game festivities include a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m., followed by the varsity and JV games. All field hockey fans and alumni are invited to a postgame BBQ to celebrate the season. Currently, the team’s record is 8-2. Playoffs for Division 1 FH State Championships begin October 21. Midfielder Tayllar Righini keeps the ball moving up field for Salem Salem’s number-one runner, Steph Cabral, took first place overall in the girls’ cross-country race Salem’s Ben Dutton finishes up strong to come in first place
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