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School Board OKs $20K for Construction Manager
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Renovating Salem High School is no small task so to help with the project school board members agreed to enter into a $20,000 contract with a construction manager. Six proposals were submitted by companies competing for the contract but renovation committee members recommended Harvey Construction of Bedford, New Hampshire to lead the renovation charge. Out of the six proposals received, three were invited to give presentations to committee members. Harvey was thought to be the most comprehensive. Our belief is that Harvey did the best job, Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty said. “A construction manager oversees all the contract work.” But a construction manager has traditionally been chosen after voters approve the bond. Delahanty said because of the complexity of the project, it was recommended one be selected prior to the vote. “The high school project is an incredibly complex project,” he said. Working with Harvey, the committee hopes to bring firm costs for the project to voters in March. The current proposal of
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$75 million for the renovation project will be refined and a maximum cost will be established. Delahanty said Harvey will seek sub contractors before the bond proposal and be able to provide the district with a final maximum price. Harvey will review the project and provide the district with an estimated cost. Next, they will solicit bids from contractors and review final quoted. Once complete, Harvey will guarantee the district a final maximum cost and if exceeded, the district will not be accountable for the over expenditure. Construction costs are estimated at $57.9 million, which does not include soft costs such as furniture and some engineering. If a bond is passed, Harvey will stay on as the project manager at a cost of $847,000 Delahanty said, but if the bond fails, they will be compensated $20,000 for their work. “They’ll get paid for their work leading up to the bond.” Harvey has a track record of high school construction and renovation. Delahanty said they recently built Windham High School, Exeter High School, Sanborn Regional School, and the Laconia CTE continued to page 9- Manager
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Salem Exchange Club Car Show
The Salem Exchange Club held their first annual Car Show at Rockingham Park on September 28. Scan with your smartphone to see more photos or visit www.areanewsgroup.com.
‘Coffee, Commerce & Community’
by Len Lathrop The Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce has offered the first in a series of “Coffee, Commerce & Community” events at the Salem Town Offices on Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 a.m. The series is a schedule of meetings where member businesses and the general public will have a chance to meet, hear from, and interact with, community leaders. After a welcome by Donna Morris Executive Director of the Salem Chamber, Attorney Bernie Campbell moderated the brief speaking program where Salem Town Manager Keith Hickey introduced the town’s new Assistant town Manager Attorney Leon Goodwin. Goodwin comes to Salem after being where he was the Assistant Town attorney city of Keene, with his focus being working on the Land usage boards. He replaces Bill Scott with a broader range of responsibilities, which will include the Recreation Department and Human resources for the town. Hickey also spoke about next year’s budget which is currently before the Selectmen and Budget committee before being in front of the voters in March. Part of the budget is 139 new personal computers throughout the town, which will have even one on the same operating platform, replace some machine whose systems are not supported at this time. Hickey spoke of the Inspection continued to page 10- Coffee, Commerce, Community
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State Representative Bob Elliott welcomes the new assistant town manager Leon Goodwin to Salem.
Listening to Keith Hickey were, from left, Ralph Valentine, Trish and Nick D’Alleva, Rep. Bob Elliott, Mike Carney and Superintendent Mike Delahunty
Farmers Market Signs, Senior Center Enrollment on BOS Agendas
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Farmers Market Signs Forbidden from Right-Of-Way Signs for the farmers market cannot be posted on town land or commercial property per ruling of selectmen last week, September 30, citing its operation as an enterprise. Members of the Salem Farmers Market have been battling selectmen for permission to post directional signs every Sunday when the market is open. The organization was told over the summer to remove existing signs but was later permitted to post them while the market was open. The board has now decided they can’t be placed on town right-of-ways or commercial property indefinitely. Farmers Market Director Jane Lang said the signs were critical for business. She said during a period of time over the summer when the market wasn’t allowed to post signs, patronage suffered. “There was defiantly a decline in our attendance,” she said. “It’s really important we get these signs on the day of the market.” Salem resident Eunice Miller told selectmen she operates a small chocolate business and the farmers market is her only means of retail. She said when signs were taken down, sales suffered. “In the two weeks the signs weren’t up, sales dropped dramatically,” she said. Selectman Michael Lyons said the market was operating as an enterprise and allowing sign placement would provide an unfair advantage over competing local businesses. “You moved from being a community event to really an enterprise,” Lyons told Lang, saying when the event was held only twice a year on the grounds of Hedgehog Park, it was more of a community event. Selectman Stephen Campbell agreed. “The individuals selling there are businesses,” he said. Despite the board’s arguments, Selectman Patrick Hargreaves motioned to allow six sign locations on town right-of-ways. “It’s a benefit to the community,” he said. “To me, continued to page 10- Farmer’s Market
Temporary Southbound I-93 On Ramp Opening in Salem
submitted by the NH Department of Transportation The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the opening of the new temporary southbound on ramp located at the exit 2 interchange with Pelham Road and Interstate 93. Work crews anticipate opening the ramp on Friday, October 11, weather permitting. Construction operations will require motorists traveling on Pelham Road eastbound to be in the right lane while traveling towards the intersection in order to access I-93 southbound. Motorists traveling westbound will need to be in the left lane to access I-93 southbound. Both of these traffic movements are the opposite of what is currently in place. The new on ramp will merge with I-93 south of the new interchange instead of the current location north of the existing bridge. Message boards and new signing along Pelham Road will be in place to assist motorists with the new traffic configuration. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs. This work is part of the I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2. The general contractor for the $41 million project is George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire.
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Courtney Littleﬁeld played the role of Fairy May in Wilkes University Theatre’s recent production of “The Curious Savage” on September 26-28 and 29. Written by John Patrick and directed by Naomi Baker, associate professor of performing arts, this comedy about Ethel P. Savage, a woman recently widowed whose husband left her $10 million, questions conventional definitions of sanity while lampooning celebrity culture. In addition, Courtney was master electrician, light crew and set crew for the production. Littlefield is a sophomore musical theatre major and the daughter of Kellie Solt and Kevin Littlefield. This fall, Colby-Sawyer College welcomed approximately 430 first-year students to its 2017 graduating class, including Olivia MacDonald and Kyleigh Niziak. The following first year students are attending Plymouth State University this fall: Janelle Borges, Meghan Calabria, Zachary Fuller, Samuel Gagnon, Kayla Littleﬁeld, Rachel Morrissey, Katelyn Pascal, Rachel Ratay, and Brianna Wojtas. Send your Accolades to email@example.com with a photo
submitted by Jonathan McNeal Members of Salem Boy Scout Troop 267, at the request of the Salem Conservation Commission, spent a Saturday painting the bridge at the Salem Town Forest. Pictured from the left: Brady Griffin, Jason Choquette, Nick Dragonetti, Brett Griffin (center front) Stephen Hewitt, Nate McNeal, Michael Martland, T.J. Scanlon. For more information on Troop 267, visit www. eteamz.com/Troop267.
Chamber and Salem Co-Op Helping Food Pantry
by Sonny Tylus At the recent Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours, the host, Salem Co-operative Bank, held a food drive. Over 40 bags of food were collected. In addition to food attendees could donate cash. Salem Co-op converted this to $300 in Market Basket gift certificates. The food and gift certificates were presented to Deacon David Costello of the Saints Mary and Joseph Church’s food pantry. Front row : Karen Dill, VP Branch Manager; Deacon David Costello, Saints Mary and Joseph Food Pantry; Liz Greenleaf, Chamber Communications and Event Planner; Bonnie Breen, VP Commercial Lending and Sarah Rastello, VP Retail. Back row: Donna Elomonti, VP Retail Mortgages and Bob Murphy, VP Commercial Lending.
The “Ofﬁcial” Word...
Ofﬁcial quote from Pat Hargreaves
September 30, 2013 In reference to the sign ordinance being questioned by the Salem Farmers Market, Selectman Pat Hargreaves said the following about the U.S. Constitution.
“I don’t care what the constitution says.”
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Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Co-Operative Bank to Recognize Outstanding Women
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we must live under. As part of passing Obamacare, we were promised our current Healthcare plan and doctor could be retained – which was a bald faced lie – even at the time. The biggest reason for passing the act was that 46 Million would be insured – which was the “goal”- isn’t even fulfilled – over 30 Million will remain uninsured. Worse yet, 40 percent of doctors say they will retire in 2015, and with a shortage of over 100,000, where will the patients go? Like all socialist Europe and Canada, into 6-12 month waits! Combined with radical government hyper overspending it seems clear the true goal is bankruptcy of the USA and the elimination of our economic dominance in the world. What does that mean? What happens when the dollar – which is worth 2 cents compared to 1910 – is no longer the currency of record for the world? Look at Britain after World War 2 – 30 years of poverty. Shut the government down and save the money – shut Obummercare down and save the country! Bill Weimar, Salem
Donations Will Help the Food Pantries During the Busy Season
I would like to recognize and thank Salem Cooperative Bank and the Sodexo company for their recent food and gift card donations to our food pantry. The food came at a time when Saints Mary and Joseph Parish community has been struggling to keep the food pantry shelves stocked so that we can help struggling families in Salem. The Bank not only collected food but also cash donations which were then used to purchase Market Basket gift cards in the amount of $300. In this way, families are able to purchase fresh vegetables and other perishables to supplement the canned and boxed foods that we provide. It is good to live in a community that has a heart that cares for those who are struggling with their finances because of unemployment or underemployment. We will do our best to be good stewards of what has been entrusted to our Parish. God Bless You! Deacon David Costello, Saints Mary & Joseph Parish, Christian Service, Salem
flyers and the signs, and Linda Cornwell coordinates with the school Maintenance staﬀ. They kindly deliver the boxes of flyers to each school, as well as place the signs at each school, excellent places for public awareness. And then they return the signs after the event. Wonderful! We also appreciate the private schools, St. Joseph’s, First Christian, and the Birches, for distributing the flyers to all their students. This is also an apology to the Birches, because the volunteer who was going to deliver the flyers got delayed by other pressing matters and the flyers were discovered after
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Betty Gay, Salem
Good Reason to Stand Firm
Thank you, Mr. President, for creating the wonderful Aﬀordable Care Act - not. In rolling it out, the GAO and the CBO have both raised their cost estimates past $2 Trillion while Medicare patients and the private sector suﬀer. What have been the consequences so far? There are cascading layoﬀs at many companies, large and small. Millions of jobs are disappearing to yawns from Obama. The lowest paid workers, who need every dollar to survive, find a significant reduction of hours to part time status and part time workers have lost precious hours to remain under 30 hours a week. Other companies are forcing their workers families onto Government programs which are not even provisioned or ready for use. Worst, the provisions of the act make hiring illegal aliens better than hiring Americans for open jobs! Illegals are not counted towards the penalties suﬀered by un-insured workers under Obamacare! Obama has allowed for big corporation to delay the eﬀects of this nefarious law. Congress has exempted itself and others in the Government Union from the ill eﬀects which
Tea Party Winning Republican Civil War
The radical ultra-right wing Tea Party has experienced great success in destroying the Republican Party. They have successfully used the threat of primary challenges supported by large sums of outside money to intimidate moderate Republicans into supporting the right wing agenda. Moderate Republicans like Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana and Gov. Charles Crist of Florida have been thrown out of oﬃce from primary challenges along with many others. Recent examples of Tea Party influence include defeating modest attempts at background checks in the wake of the Newtown, CT massacre, defeating comprehensive immigration reform supported by both the Senate and the White House and most recently shutting down the Federal Government because they want Obamacare defunded. In addition to primary challenges the other tactic is the Hastert Rule which is currently being used to control House Speaker Boehner. This rule created by the Republican House Caucus instructs the Speaker to not call a floor vote on any issue that is not supported by a majority of the majority party. What this means is that a margin as small as 26 percent of the House can eﬀectively block any legislation from coming to a vote. The Speaker could ignore this tomorrow and re-open the Federal Government but in two days he will be thrown out by the Tea Party. This small minority of right wing zealots has taken over the House of Representatives and is manipulating the Speaker. They are waiting for the President to gut the Aﬀordable Care Act. The Tea Party and their deep pocket friends have been selling the idea that Americans do not want the A.C.A. They cite polls that only 36 percent support the law. What they fail to mention is that an additional 16 percent think the law does not go far enough. It is amazing that such an unpopular law was able to produce 4.7million web site visits from citizens in the first 24 hours seeking a competitive insurance rate or the ability to sign up for health insurance for the first time. Does the Tea Party think people want to go back to the previous healthcare system which featured runaway insurance rates, sick people being denied coverage in order
to maximize profits, emergency rooms being used by people without insurance as a primary care facility tying up personnel and expensive equipment and sending the bill to people with insurance by means of higher rates. The A.C.A. was passed by both the House and Senate signed into law by the President and was found Constitutional by a conservative Supreme Court. It was also re-argued during the 2012 election which the Republicans lost badly. They also lost Senate seats, House seats, and would have lost control of the House if not for nationwide gerrymandering of Congressional districts. A responsible course of action for the Republicans would be to support the law, collect data on what is working, what needs improvement and submit thoughtful legislation for Representatives to consider. This irresponsible exercise in brinkmanship by the Tea Party is hurting 800,000 federal employees, damaging the economy, and costing the government millions in lost productivity. The Democratic Party does not benefit from this mess. A moderate Republican Party ensures a vigorous policy debate with Democrats that is good for the nation. It is time for the moderates to stand up to the Tea Party and reclaim the Republican Party; if not we can all get use to Senator Cruz reading Dr. Seuss nursery rhymes on the U.S. Senate floor for many years to come. John Mosto, Salem
Appreciation for All the Volunteer Work that Goes into SalemFest
The Town of Salem and the School’s SAU 57 deserve a lot of credit for their support in creating Salemfest. Each year the DPW provides a lot of help putting up the long, high strings of colorful pennants. Rick Russell and Dave Wholley, Rich Houle, and Scott Menario and Kelly Demers make this an enjoyable task. We put them up so high this year that I had to ask for help getting some of them down, too! Salemfest also gets priceless help from our School Administrative Unit 57, as our school district is formally named. Dr. Delahanty gives his approval for distributing the
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During Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12), I join local water utilities throughout New Hampshire in reminding residents about the critical but often overlooked role that local water supplies – and the systems that deliver them – play in fighting fires and protecting public safety. A properly functioning, well-maintained water system delivers reliable supplies at a high pressure and volume that can mean the diﬀerence between a small, manageable fire and a destructive, raging inferno. But water infrastructure - the pipes, distribution mains, wells, pumping equipment, and other components invisible to the public eye - is aging and rapidly disintegrating. This condition is especially prevalent in New England where a number of public water systems are more than 100 years old. To safeguard communities from the ever-present threat of fire, local communities must invest in rehabilitating, improving, and replacing their water infrastructure so that life-saving water can flow uninterrupted from a source of supply, through a network of underground pipes, to the corner hydrant. I also encourage local communities to support the National Fire Protection Association’s campaign to prevent fires in the kitchen, the leading area of origin for home fires, by urging their residents to be more cautious and vigilant, especially when using the stove (visit www.nfpa. org for more information). During Fire Prevention Week, water works professionals throughout New England applaud our region’s firefighters for their courageous, dedicated, and selfless public service. For more information on the value of water, visit www. thevalueofwater.org. Raymond J. Raposa, Executive Director, New England Water Works Association
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submitted by Salem High School Salem High School is up for reaccreditation and will be formally evaluated March 9-12, 2014 by professionals from The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Under the leadership of Salem High School Principal Tracy Collyer, Associate Principal Jan Radowicz, and School Librarian Rachel Hopkins, the entire school staff is preparing for the school’s assessment. Mrs. Collyer reports the following staff members are serving on the school’s Steering Committee to direct the school’s efforts during its self-study: Co-Chairs Rachel Hopkins and Jan Radowicz, and members Matthew Barry, Tracy Collyer, Mike Courtois, Karen Desjadon, Curt Killion, Danielle MacDonald, Amy Ramaska, Craig Robinson, and Beth Talbott. The Steering Committee’s responsibilities include coordinating a schedule of events for the school’s self-study, collecting reports from various
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submitted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 and the Salem School District will host a “Ready ... Set ... Go!” workshop on Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 p.m., at the Barron Elementary School, 55 Butler St., Salem, for families of young children, birth to 5 years old. The topic is building early reading skills. There is no cost to attend. Teachers from the Salem School District and early childhood educators from Salem Family Resources will present information about what families can do while their children are young; birth to five-years-old, so their children will be ready for success when they enter kindergarten. The “Ready ... Set ... Go!” workshops are a series of information sessions offering fun and easy tips on early learning at home that will help children to be prepared for success when they enter school. Parents are their
children’s first teachers, and experiences during the early years from birth to 5-years-old, build a strong foundation for life-long learning. Children of all ages are welcome. Childcare with fun activities will be provided at no cost. A light dinner of pizza and salad will begin this session. To reserve your spot, help us plan for pizza, and to arrange for childcare, register on the website events page at: www.salemfamilyresources. org, or for more information, contact Salem Family Resources, info@ salemfamilyresources.org or 898-5493. Information about all of the programs of Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at www.salemfamilyresources.org or contact at info@ salemfamilyresources.org or 898-5493.
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submitted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 Families with young children in the greater Salem area are invited to a free Parenting and Play Group on Friday, October 18, from 9:30 to -11 a.m. at 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem. This session of the popular Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 program will introduce moms, dads, family care-givers and their children to the fun and educational activities enjoyed by families every week. “Our Parenting and Play Groups have been providing important early learning experiences for young children and a supportive, social network for families since 1995,” said Cindy Jury, Executive Director of Salem Family Resources. “We are fortunate to have had so many great families participate.” Limited space is available for this session. Families can secure a spot by registering at www.salemfamilyresources.org and by contact at info@ salemfamilyresources.org or 898-5493. Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is a non-profit organization that provides programs, services and supports for families with young children in the greater Salem area, including The Learning Cooperative Preschool and Enrichment programs, Parenting and Play Groups, and the Ready ... Set ... Go! Workshop series with the Salem School District. Information about all of the programs of Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at www.salemfamilyresources.org and by contact at info@ salemfamilyresources.org or 898-5493.
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submitted by North Salem Elementary School The 2013-2014 school year is well underway with students and staff looking forward to a wonderful year. Thank you to North Salem parent Mandy Daigle who is running our after school yoga program. Students in Kindergarten to second grade take part on Monday afternoons and students in grades three to five have class on Wednesdays. Students have taken part in their first week of yoga and everyone had lots of fun! Third, fourth and fifth grade students are currently taking part in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing. They have been putting forth their best effort to “Zap the NECAPS.” A very special “shout out” to our fifth grade students and their teachers who led our NECAP Rally on Monday, well done! A reminder that school will not be in session on Monday, October 14 in honor of Columbus Day. Enjoy your long weekend. Thank you to Mrs. Connal, our PE teacher, for organizing our “Get Fit, Get Active” program. Students are asked to do 20 minutes of any type of physical activity each day. Based on the percentage of students who take part we have the chance to win some great prizes! Our PTA sponsored Harvestfest takes place at the school on Saturday, October 19. Many fun activities are planned including such favorites as the Bounce House, Haunted Ring Toss and Basket Raffle just to name a few. Our Harvestfest runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Tickets for all activities will be sold at the door. Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 for staff professional development. Due to the early dismissal we will not have afternoon Kindergarten that day.
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Chamber Celebrates 25th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
2012 Bill Brown Award Winner Kenneth Gudek holds up a pen he received years ago from 2013 Bill Brown Award Winner Scott Cote when he was given his first business loan.
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Kenneth Gudek, left, presents Pentucket Bank President and CEO Scott Cote with the 2013 Bill Brown Business Person of the Year award. Lally, Salem Co-operative Bank, Treasurer; Leeann Brooks, Brooks Law Office, Secretary; Chris Nicoli, Canobie Lake Park, Immediate Past Chair; and Directors Keith Belair, More Space Place; Erin Daley, Pentucket Bank; Ed David, Edward C. David & Co. CPAs; Rick Dewhirst, Goundry & Dewhirst Funeral Home; Bev Donovan, Colliers International; Jamie Santo, Santo Insurance & Financial Services; Travis Terry, Travis Terry & Co.; George “Sonny” Tylus, APP Imprints; and John York, Allegra Marketing & Print. The Chamber also celebrated the winners of several of their prestigious annual awards. Scott D. Cote, Pentucket Bank, was this year’s winner of the William A. Brown Distinguished Businessperson of the Year Award. Sheryl Parsons, Enterprise Bank, received the 2013 Chairman’s Award. The 2013 Richard E. Landry Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Kelly Bryant, Santo Insurance and Susan Griebel, GOAL/QPC. Besides a delicious familystyle dinner, attendees enjoyed an evening of music by Get Down Tonight and received a photo memento donated by The Area News Group. Entertainment by Hypnotist Extraordinaire, Tommy Vee, was the perfect ending of a wonderful evening.
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Have You Met … Ofﬁcer Matthew Norcross
by Gloria Lavoie Salem’s School Resource Officer Matthew Norcross grew up in this town and now he is raising his family here. In fact, he bought a house in his old neighborhood and his children attend Fisk School and Woodbury Middle School, just like he did. In addition to his childhood zip code, he still maintains his red hair, his boyish looks and a few freckles. He is perpetually upbeat and charming and everyone happily greets this police officer with a smile. Surprisingly, a career in law enforcement was not this officer’s original plan. Norcross initially went to school to be a photographer. “I thought I would be taking pictures at weddings every weekend but then I didn’t want to give up my weekends,” he explained. He pursued a degree in Criminal Justice and in 1994, Norcross became a police officer. “I worked patrol up until 2005 and then I was hired as School Resource Officer and worked at Salem High School until 2010. I loved working at the high school. We made an impact with a lot of the kids and with parents who were looking for help and I enjoyed it,” he continued. In 2010, an opportunity to reach out to even more of the community, Norcross became the Safety Officer; working in elementary schools, working with senior citizens, community projects and a neighborhood watch program. “I was working on a project called ‘Operation Safe Return,’ which was for people with dementia and Norcross spends his weekdays going from school to school to talk to students about real life events. Norcross admits that times have changed, and so has the role of a School Resource Officer. Stranger Danger and bicycle safety may have been the focus 35 years ago when the Safety Officer came to his elementary school but now Norcross addresses things like bullying and how to dial 911 from your parents’ cell phone. Norcross has a key for each school in town and explained how some towns have poor working relationships between the police and the school districts. “We have a great relationship here,” he explained. In Resource Officer Matthew Norcross getting to know Soule School’s First Grade class. an emergency, having access to schools in a lockdown is Alzheimer’s. I was helping the elderly in avoiding imperative and Norcross is glad that the school scams in the community, but then there were district is so accommodating. budget cuts and they eliminated the two resource Norcross’ position as Resource Officer is perfect officers and the Safety Officer,” he explained. for raising a family, he explained. For many years, The Salem School District stepped up and said he has been asked why he chooses not to move they would pay for three resource officers. Now, up in rank, “I just really love my job and the hours are perfect for two working parents,” he happily admits. He and his wife Repairs: Heavy Trucks & Equipments Stephanie Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, have three children; Refrigerator/Freezer Trailers Patrick, 11, Hydraulics, Charlotte 9, and Preventative Maintenance Katherine 24 Hr Emergency Roadside Service 7. The family Welding & Metal Fabrication likes to go Collision Repairs, Electrical Solutions camping and visit 15 Tolles St., Hudson, NH Boston’s sites and O Webster Street enjoy shows and 4th of July on the Esplanade. “This job is so rewarding,” he explained. He recently was asked for help by a student with a bicycle chain that had fallen off. He enjoys the oppor-tunities like this to connect with the children that he spends his days visiting. “I love that the kids can talk to a police officer and that they can trust a police officer enough to talk to them and ask questions,” he stated. “I want to teach the importance of community to my kids and I’ve brought them around town to show them the Fire Department, Police Department and the Highway Department and how they all work. I have involved them in volunteering around town, recently having them
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Winter Home Safety: Quick Steps to Help Protect Your Family
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Autumn Edibles: Tips for Fall Gardening and Second Plantings
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“Thumbs down to the Lancaster PTA and the horrible fundraiser they are having our kids participate in. There is absolutely ‘nothing’ in that over priced catalog that I would buy or ask family or friends to buy. There must be a better way!” “Thumbs down to fraud. Congress has no jurisdiction outside federally owned property, which is very small. That’s called proprietary power. If you don’t own something, you cannot control it. Forts, stockyards, military installations, Puerto Rico, Guam, DC, and some parks. And I say no? Can a people really be free if any one of them is forced to obey a law simply because the majority of people around them ignorantly acquiesce to granting government the authority to enforce that law? Is that a free country?” “Thumbs down to the School Board and all the planners. All of a sudden Salem High School is need of all these expensive repairs. Maybe you should have joined together with Windham and made a regional school. The school board didn’t know the high school needed these repairs three and or four years ago. (You should all be fired.) This town will not happy until everyone is paying a twenty thousand or Tune-up your furnace or boiler NOW in tax bills. You get a raise O S I L better GA and SAVE on next winter’s fuel bills and you get raise and we need bridge here and there, it must Oil Burner Tune-Up Special- $125 (includes fuel lter) be nice to work for the town. We are still recovering from this economy, I am working for half SERVICE • REPAIR • INSTALLATION • 24 HOURS/7 DAYS of what I use to get. Tax and 27+ years of experience - Fully Insured spend tax and spend.”
cannot be given away. Can 51 men vote to molest 49 women? Of course not. Get educated!” “Thumbs down to the BOS for not allowing the Farmer’s Market to have signs posted. It’s not like they leave the signs up all week and it looks terrible. They put them up and take them down. It isn’t hurting anyone and the market is good for the people. Please make it right and allow the signs.” “Thumbs down to the very abrupt gentleman who answered the phone on Thursday, September 19th at 11 a.m. at the Salem Police Department for not knowing that the new law goes into effect January 1, 2014, for child restraints. According to the child passenger safety that’s at 877-783-0432, any child under 7-years old or under 57 RESIDENTIAL inches will be required to use an approved booster seat. The current law is under 6 and 55 inches.” “Thumbs down to Selectman Hargreaves. We all know you like to ‘grandstand’ and your comments regarding 20 people entering your shop to complain about the town I believe are false. Give us names and let’s hear their statements first hand because what you have to say is hearsay and I’m sure even though the TM said he’d address it, he forgot about it by the time he left the parking lot. You’ve meddled and interfered with every department in town, now there are some real problems due to cutbacks, morale is at an all time low and you have no idea on how to resolve any of them with your 8th grade education. Please don’t ever run again.” “Thumbs up to the Salem Rams 4th graders. They are having a great season. They are a great group of boys who know how to play as a team. They are learning from a fine group of coaches who have really done a great job.” “Thumbs down to whoever found a white envelope in Walgreen’s that had ‘Sarah’s Gift Cards’ written on it, and decided to keep it instead of turning it into the store. We know it was either dropped in Walgreen’s or was left on the counter. I hope you enjoy your shopping trips to Target, Wal-Mart and Toys ’R’ Us while my 6 year old daughter gets nothing. You knew those cards were not yours, you should have done the honest thing and told the store manager. You must have worked fast as well, as we knew within minutes of leaving Walgreen’s that the envelope was missing. You were probably behind us in line and noticed that we left it on the counter, or dropped it as we waited in the checkout line. Shame on you.” way out of that one! Who is lying to who here?” “Thumbs down to Salem’s BOS chairman. Do you really need to throw more salt on our wounds by reminding us at every meeting that you‘ve been around for 19 years? It’s shameful that you’ve been around for 19 mins! This board is just digging us into a deeper hole that will take years for us to get out of.” “Thumbs up/Thumbs down. At $75-plus Million for renovation of Salem High School. Can’t we build a brand new high school for less?
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“Thumbs down to expensive 603-635-2012 Senior Discounts 603-204-8581 High School renovations. Contrary to what is stated by some, a State of the Art high they have jurisdiction over United States Citizens school will not increase your property value. (those who ask to enter this country and, 13th Your property value increases depending upon Amendment freed slaves). Otherwise they have the Rating of the high school, not its appearance. no jurisdiction. But our police don’t read law and All that will increase is your property taxes! Like attorneys and government employees are in on putting a bow tie on a pig, it’s still a pig.” the scam. Time to wake up. All men are created equal.” “Thumbs up/thumbs down to the announcement of price cuts to the food stamp “Thumbs up to the upcoming SalemFest. I can’t program. On the one hand it is a major shock wait. It must be right around the corner, although to those people who utilize this program within I haven’t seen any signs out yet.” its guidelines. On the other hand, maybe these “Thumbs down to our selectmen. Notice! We reductions will deter those who misuse their didn’t elect you to be our prison guards. We food stamps to purchase things outside of the elected you to administer town property on a guidelines from abusing their funds any further. day to day basis so we don’t have to. Not to How many times have we heard and seen people administer our property. You have no jurisdiction abuse food stamps at supermarkets and never over our property. So please stop all this nonsense get penalized? My advice is not to blame the about required water meters and figure out your government for these price reductions, but instead job description. You are to administer town blame the irresponsible participants that waste the property. Period!” funds.” “Thumbs down to being arrested for lack of a commercial ‘driver’s license.’ See United States v. “Thumbs down once again to the republican party shutting down the government. Obama care isn’t the best but it’s something, it’s better than nothing. It just I want to vote democrat all the more, republicans look foolish once again, you big babies not getting your way. Boehner you’re a bone head.”
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Why isn’t the town looking at building a new police station? The current station is a safety hazard to all who work or visit it.” “Thumbs down. Digital electric meters, including but not limited to ‘Smart Meters’ are unlawful surveillance devices (Federal Title 18, Wiretapping) calling for prison terms for those who install those devices without consent. Digital electric meters also violate the U.S. Constitution, 4th amendment with non-consensual search of private property, again crimes punishable with prison terms. Also digital meters unlawfully emit radiation of a type known and shown to cause cancer. That radiation constitutes assault (18 U.S.C. § 113: US Code – Section 113) and public endangerment, again criminal violations calling for prison sentences and major fines. All of those violations also provide for essentially unlimited civil claims.” “Thumbs down to the woman that drives a light blue Honda CR-V on North Main Street just about every weekday morning at 7:15-7:20 a.m. with her dog on her lap (bouncing around) while driving her child to school. Is this any better than texting or chatting on a cell phone? How about some common sense! Get a clue!”
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ordinance allows for the board to grant special permission to an organization when there is a public benefit. “This is a benefit to the Town of Salem,” he said. Selectman James Keller said the constitution states, if the board allowed one sign to be erected, they could not stop other signs. Keller, a planning board member and chairman for many years, said he was well educated in the area. “If we allow placement of signs in town property, they we have to allow signs there as well,” he said. Chairman Everett McBride told Lang she could post signs on private residential property with the owner’s consent. The board voted 4-1 against Hargreaves proposal. Selectmen Cap Senior Center Enrollment - Non-Residents Limited to 400 As the popularity of the Ingram Senior Center increases programs fill quickly and the building runs out of space and parking. These challenges forced selectmen to limit out of town enrollment Monday, October 7. Currently about 20 percent of senior center enrollment comes from out of town members, 381 as of Monday. Director of Senior Services Patti Drelick asked selectmen to cap out-of-town enrollments at 400, limiting the center from exciding capacity. “This cap at 400 will accommodate all of those who are with us now,” she said. Once full, applying non-residents will be placed on a waiting list. But the cap doesn’t affect Salem residents. Drelick said the center would continue accepting new resident members indefinitely. Selectman Patrick Hargreaves raised concerns over a long-time Salem resident moving out of town and being forced to give up their membership. Selectman Stephen Campbell echoed Hargreaves concerns. He proposed allowing former residents of five or more years to receive priority on the wait list. “Their taxes went to help pay for the building,” he said. The board decided to split non-residents into two groups, past Salem residents and non-residents. They cited a resident may move to another town to live with family members. The board voted unanimously to place the limit on non-residents and sub-divide the group. Drelick said the limit will help prevent programs from filling and not allowing members to participate. Locals interested in joining the center must be 60 or older.
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Saturday, October 19 Field of Dreams Fall Clean-Up, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your gloves, rakes, tarps, friends and families to help beautify the park. Saturday, October 12 Come to the Annual Salem Fire th Department’s Open House at 152 Main St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and drinks available while supplies last. Some of the activities include the popular drawing for the Fire Truck ride to School, children’s bounce house, fire pod demos, Jaws of Life and Fire Extinguisher demos and tons of information. Come listen to the “George Williams Band.” The fire investigating dog will demonstrate how he sniffs out accelerants. Tickets will be sold for a drawing on October14 for a John Deere tractor and loader to help support Captain Steve McKenna.
Saturday, October 12 Tenney Methodist Church at 290 Main Street will be holding their Famous Ham & Beans Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. featuring Smithfield Ham, Home Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw and delicious desserts all for $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-10. Come and enjoy the friendship and good food.
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Monday, October 14 Columbus Day observed - No school for Salem School District, no mail delivery
Wednesday, October 16 Rockingham VNA and Hospice sponsors the Salem Senior Center Diabetes Support Group. Meeting held third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The facilitator will be Brenda DeMaria RN, CDE. 1 Sally Sweet Way in the Senior Center. Call 580-6668 for further information.
Wednesday, October 23 The Friends of MRT will host their ﬁ fth annual Merrimack Repertory d r Theatre Wine & Beer Tasting (an age 21-plus event) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Donahue Center Rehearsal Hall, 132 Warren St., Lowell, MA. Local wine and cheese cellar Tutto Bene will select their top wines from a collection of 700 Old World and New World favorites, as well as a selection of fine brews. Local beers from Lowell Beer Works will also be available. The fundraiser will be hosted at MRT’s rehearsal facilities, allowing guests to go “backstage” while increasing their knowledge of wine and beer in a casual, social environment. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Tickets can be purchased online at MRT.org or by calling (978) 654-7552. Parking is available on the street and in the Lower Locks Parking Garage for a small. Proceeds from the event and any purchases patrons make support MRT’s main stage productions and education programs.
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Saturday, October 26 The 2014 Honduran th Mission team will be sponsoring a Chicken Pot Pie supper on 5 p.m. in the Mary Queen of Peace Hall, 200 Lawrence Rd., Salem, to help raise money for the next trip in February. Here is the full menu: Chicken pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. We will be making homemade apple pies and cobbler to give our meal a sweet ending. Come and have a good meal, meet Padre Donahue and the team! Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the supper.
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Saturday, October 26 Fall Psychic Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Post 63, the American Legion Hall, 38 Millville St, Salem. Choose from a variety of Psychic Readers. There will be a variety of merchants. Lunch: fresh grilled hamburgers & hot dogs with chips & drink. Free coffee & snacks throughout the day. Come join us, everyone welcome.
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Tuesday, October 29 The Recreation Department th and the Salem Lions Club will hold the Townwide Halloween Party at Salem High School. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. The party will include fun activities and games. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria. Have your child arrive in their costume; each child will receive a costume judging number. After refreshments, the children will participate in a costume parade followed by the judge’s announcement of the winners. All Salem children up to 10 years old are invited. Each child will leave the party with a bag of goodies!
Thursday, October 31 Salem Halloween Trick or Treat Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy! Monday, November 11 Veterans Day observed Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 9 Thanksgiving Recess - No school for Salem School District
Gary Brian Ford
Gary Brian Ford, 63, of Methuen, MA and formerly of Salem died on September 30, 2013 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St. in Methuen on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. He was born on August, 22, 1950 at Clover Hill Hospital in Methuen, the son of Albert Ford and Harriet (Holman) Ford of Salem. Gary graduated from Salem High School in 1968 and married Merrilee (Kerr) Ford on August 15, 1998. He worked at Digital Computer Corp. and then Compaq for 23 years. He also worked at Ford Flowers in Salem for many years, a business owned by his brother, Bert. He is survived by his beloved wife, Merrilee (Kerr) Ford; his parents-in-law, Jim and Marion
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Nelson A. Hebert
Nelson A. Hebert, 82, of Salem, died October 3, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. Nelson was born and educated in New Bedford, MA, graduating from New Bedford Vocational High School. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Itek Co. in Lexington, MA. Nelson was a former member and past Sub-District Commander of the American Legion, a member of the Town of Chelmsford Celebrations Committee and a member of Marsh Corner Community Church in Methuen, MA where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He was also a lead counselor with the Christian Film Festivals of America. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Irene (Fournier) Hebert of Salem; son, Brandon and his wife Katie of Salem; daughters, Naomi Watkin of Danville, Cheryl and her husband Kenneth Greenwood of Londonderry, Donna McLean of Danville, and Lori and her husband Donald Jeffrey of Salem; 19 grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service was held October 9 at the Marsh Corner Community Church, Methuen, MA, followed by entombment in Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, Lawrence, MA. Contributions in Nelson’s memory may be made to the Christian Film Festivals of America, 25 Jackson St, Methuen, MA 01844 or to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem had care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
Kerr of Methuen; sisters-in-law, Susan Kerr and Elizabeth (Kerr) Guyott and her husband Scott; nephew, Greg Guyott; brother, Bert Ford and his wife Susan; sister, Bonnie Walsh and her husband Charlie; nieces, Kerri (Walsh) Grasso and her husband Robert and Erin Walsh; nephews, Timothy Walsh and Christopher Ford; and niece, Rebecca (Ford) Werner and her husband Ryan. Gary also experienced the joy of meeting his grandnieces, Madison Grasso, Kasey Grasso, and Avya Walsh and his grandnephew, Nolan Walsh. Contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the Memorial Fund at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen, MA 01844; Feline Friends Rescue/Adoption League, P.O. Box 2452, Salem, NH 03079; or the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Dr., Salem, NH 03079. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/ DewhirstFuneralHome.
Carol M. (Houde) O’Brien
Carol M. (Houde) O’Brien, 69, of Salem, died October 6, 2013, at Salemhaven. Carol was born and educated in Waltham, MA the daughter of the late Mary (Spellman) and Joseph Houde. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Carol retired from the Waltham Housing Authority, where she was a secretary. She enjoyed her home and spending time with her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her former husband Martin “Chris” O’Brien; and her siblings, Joseph Houde, Jr. and Elizabeth Cleary. She is survived by her daughters, Maureen and her husband Joseph Santo of Salem, and Ellen and her husband Daniel Guarini of Methuen, MA; sister, Cecilia and her husband George Carey of Brockton, MA; grandchildren, Nicholas, Elizabeth, and Isabella; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday, October 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. The Funeral Service will follow at 4:30 PM. Cremation will follow. Donations in Carol’s name may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
Mary L. (Murach) Cikacz
Mary L. (Murach) Cikacz, Kathryn Cikacz, and Jarod Cikacz; her great94, of Salem, died October 4, grandchildren, Samuel Tilton, Daniel Tilton, Amelia 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Cikacz, Ryan Cikacz, Christopher McCartney, Hospice House, Haverhill, MA. and Seann McCartney; and several nieces and She was born in Lawrence, nephews, including, Maryanne Murach, who MA, where she grew up and showed Mary great devotion. was educated. She was a A funeral Mass was held October 8 at St. resident of Salem for the past Matthew’s Parish, Windham followed by burial in 34 years. Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, MA. Mary was an assembler In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the for Western Electric in North Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave, Andover, MA. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Haverhill, MA 01830 or to St. Matthew’s Parish, 2 Parish in Windham, and was a very prayerful and Searles Rd, Windham, NH 03087. holy woman. Family was her life and she gave The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 unconditional love to her husband, children, Main St, Salem, had care of the arrangements. To grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all her send a message of condolence to the family, please friends. She had the most beautiful smile, even at view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. her worst. com. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Cikacz; her son, Fred J. Cikacz; her twin daughters who died at child birth; and her siblings, Edward and Matthew Murach and Nellie Janowski. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia and her husband Paul Healey of Salem; 214 Main Street, Salem, NH son, Joe and his wife Beverly Cikacz of Methuen, MA; www.douglasandjohnson.com grandchildren, Kathleen and her husband John Tilton, Paul T. Susan Douglas Hopkins Robert S. Carrier Healey, Lynne and her husband J.Tyler Douglas James L. Johnson(1959 - 2008) Samuel Tilton, Eric and his wife
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department using tablets to eliminate the need to rekey stroke the data they collect in the field. He highlighted other changes for the next year’s budget. Campbell welcomed Ross Moldoff, Salem planning director, who outlined the activities that planning board and town staff have or currently reviewing. Moldoff’s list of 2013 projects included 39 items. He spoke of several of the larger projects, like two new dialysis units coming to Salem medical center on Keewaydin Drive and North Broadway, an addition to Salemhaven. A new 100,000 square foot office building on Keewaydin and two new frozen yogurt stores are also planned. The high school renovation plans were presented by high school principal Tracy Collier who followed Superintendent Dr. Michael Delahunty, who had spoken about the first renovation project of the elementary school which were completed and the two school that are currently under construction. Collier pointed out the highlights of the plan on renderings displayed in the meeting room and how important these changes were to update the high school. Following the brief program participants networked with the presenters and other community members that were there.
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by Jacob Gagnon 3-0 loss to Central High School, came on the Every team has its slumps. It is how you respond defensive side of the ball for the Blue Devils. to those tough times that decide the rest of the Goalkeeper Connor Decker made excellent saves season. Head Coach Anthony Karibian knows between the pipes for Salem and withstood plenty of that. Despite falling in four of their last five contests strikes from the Little Green offense. to top-tier squads, the Salem High School Boys Since defensemen Brett Grady was injured, a lot Soccer team is ready to bounce back stronger than of the defensive responsibilities have fallen on the ever. The losses, however bitter, were learning shoulders of Jordan Bowman. “Jordan Bowman Public notice is hereby made in compliance with N.H. R.S.A 7:19-a, II(d) of the following pecuniary benefit transactions which exceed $5,000 and experiences. The Blue Devils are ready to move on. played excellent in defense. I’ve asked a lot from have occurred between the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Inc., a Salem met another top ranked team when they him,” said Karibian. Bowman had also been asked New Hampshire voluntary corporation, having a principal address of hosted Manchester Central High School on Saturday to help Zach Grady adjust to the position and the 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH and Windham Country Club of One evening, October 5. The Blue Devils struggled rigors of Division I soccer. Bowman has shown that Country Club Road Windham, NH for services provided in the amount against the Little Green, constantly battling out of he is not only a leader on the team, but the anchor of of Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Eight Dollars and ten cents their own half of the field. The game remained Salem’s defense. ($19,658.10). Joanne Flynn, an owner of Windham Country Club, is a scoreless until just past the midway mark in the first Central added one more goal midway through member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club. half when a Central shot took a bounce into the the second half and maintained the lead for the In compliance with N.H. R.S.A 7:19-a, II(d), written notice of these transactions has also been delivered to the New Hampshire Director of Salem net for the first goal of the game. “Letdowns remainder of the contest. With the loss, Salem falls Charitable Trusts. caused early goals but we reacted positively. Our Staff photos by Jacob Gagnon to 6-4 on the year, but with their toughest challenges heads didn’t drop,” said Karibian. “We continued Darren Righini fights for control of the behind them, to play.” the Blue Devils ball with a Central defender. With a few minutes remaining in the first half, the have a chance Little Green managed to score again to take a 2-0 to make one lead going into the second half of play. “They have to learn how to final push for a solid spot in BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED 9/23/13 - 10/4/13 react to adversity and we’ve faced some lately. 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Football Squad Clobbers West High for First Win of Season
by Jacob Gagnon The fog began to roll in across Grant Field in Salem just as the final seconds ticked off the clock to give the Blue Devils their first victory since 2011; a 50-6 drubbing of West High School. In Salem’s first offensive play of the game on Friday night, October 4 against West, senior running back Jason Martinez fired through the Blue Knights defense to gain a first down. From that point on, there was little West High could do to stop the Blue Devils. “The kids worked hard so I was happy with that,” said Head Coach Bob Pike. A Salem fumble in their first possession set up the Blue Knights to strike first with less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter. West held a 6-0 lead for a little over a minute, as the Blue Devils struck pack with a 38-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Cerretani to Jake Poore. It was a connection that would only grow stronger as the game progressed. “We stuck to it. We’re tough mentally. We had a tough start but we kept working and kept getting better all year long. This is the result.” Following a pair of costly West High penalties, Martinez pushed through from one yard out to score the two-point conversion and give Salem a lead they would maintain all night. Cerretani found Poore in the end zone again at the start of the second quarter on a 39-yard touchdown throw to go up 15-6 against West. Despite having an opportunity to add more points to the board due to a helmet-to-helmet hit call on the home team, the Blue Knights could do little more against an aggressive Salem defense. On Salem’s fourth possession of the game, Martinez ran nearly 60 yards for a score on the first play of the drive. The Blue Devils’ defense seemed to ignite as the game progressed,
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Senior running back Jason Martinez eyes the end zone during Salem’s 50-6 win over West High School. as if trying to match the dominance of their offensive teammates. Sean Nartiff sacked West’s quarterback to force a fourth down and 14 yards that the visiting team could not convert, giving Salem the ball in West territory. Cerretani took advantage of the opportunity and struck quick, for the third time in the game, connecting with Poore for another Salem touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff midway through the second quarter, Salem’s Matthew Ayotte forced, recovered and ran a West fumble into the end zone for another Blue Devil score. Despite a thirty yard penalty on Salem after the touchdown that pushed the extra point conversion back thirty yards, Martinez was able to find some space and, eventually, the end zone, to put his team ahead 37-6. In the final minutes of the penalty-ridden and Salem-dominated
first half, Martinez scored for the final time of the night on a run to put the Blue Devils on top, 44-6. Jonathan Bartose collected a sack for the Salem defense to close out the half. “We came off the ball hard like we always practice it. The kids blocked well, the running backs ran well and we threw the ball pretty well too. John Cerretani made some nice passes and there were some nice catches. Everything worked well. It was a nice night,” said Pike. Salem received the ball in the first half. After a pair of carries, Joshua Rodriguez scored a touchdown to give the Blue Devils their 50th point of the game. On West’s next possession, Salem’s Bryce Haynes intercepted a pass. The Blue Devils continued to run the ball and the clock down. West attempted to battle back for the remainder of the game but Salem, with most of their starters out of the game, was able to silence the Blue Knights for the remainder of the contest. “John Cerretani threw the ball great. He was on the money every time we tried him. Up front, I thought Pat Hiughes did a great job leading the way. Those guys really stood out,” said Pike. The Blue Devils will return to the gridiron on Saturday, October 12 as they travel to Goffstown High School to take on the Grizzlies. While Goffstown will present a bigger challenge than West High could mount, Friday’s victory will add some confidence to a hard working team. “It feels good to get a win. I don’t know if relief is the word, but it does feel good to get a win,” said Pike. While the victory will not push Salem into the playoff picture this season, it does reinforce the Blue Devils’ beliefs that their effort and attitude will be rewarded.
Field Hockey Slams Central on Senior Night
Erika Smith takes a shot at the Central goal. by Jacob Gagnon Head Coach John Gatsas was pleased with the win. He was proud of his team and their improvements. But most of all, on Monday, October 7, the leader of the Salem High School Field Hockey team was happy that his senior class could leave their home field sporting happy tears and triumphant smiles. The Blue Devils cruised to an 8-0 win over Central High School on senior night. It was a fitting finale for the veterans of the squad. “It was senior day and the kids came out fired up. I was just real happy with how everyone played,” said Gatsas. “It was a team effort.” That was evident as Salem’s eight goals were scored by seven different players. Prior to the match, the Salem Field Hockey squad honored the seniors on the team and their parents. Although he has had to deal with more than a few senior nights in his coaching career, each graduating class is special for Gatsas. “These seniors were here with me for four years so it’s just kind of emotional for them that they’re playing their last regular season home game here,” said Gatsas. “It’s just a great group of kids and great role models for the younger kids.” Salem’s focus returned to the field as soon as the first whistle blew. Just three minutes into the game, Rachel Denning scored an unassisted goal to put the home team on top. Forty seconds later, Ali Sirmaian added a score with an assist from Abby Raymond.
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Danielle Smith vies for the ball at midfield in the first half of Salem’s dominant win over Central. The Blue Devils waited six minutes before pulling ahead by three when Denning, once again, scored, this time with help from Lizzy Twomey. At the midway point of the first half, Salem struck again when Erika Smith scored from another Lizzy Twomey assist out of a corner opportunity. “Our corners have improved so much. We did a lot of positive things,” said Gatsas. A few minutes later, Mikayla Ramsdell scored Salem’s fifth goal of the half on an assist from Chantalle Dumont. While the Blue Devils offense shined brightly on senior night, they also excelled in other aspects of play. “Marissa Messina was great in the mid-field,” said Gatsas. “And, although she didn’t score, Kelsey Collins moved the ball really well for us and did a lot of positive things.” Salem, again, scored three minutes into the half. This time it was Amanda Travaglini who scored from an assist from Erika Smith. With 19 minutes remaining, Travaglini assisted on a score from Kiley Keenan. Finally, with seconds left in regulation, the Blue Devils struck one final time. This time, Lizzy Twomey was the unassisted scorer. With the win, Salem improved to 10-2 on the season while riding a five-game winning streak. It is a run they hope to continue when they travel to face a tough opponent in Keene on Friday, October 11.
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The Girls Varsity squad readies for their match against Londonderry High School on Friday, October 4. by Jacob Gagnon The best teams are the ones that stand back up after falling down. Following a two-game stumble, the Salem High School Girls Volleyball team, led by Head Coach John Roemer, returned to their home court on Friday evening, October 4, more eager than ever to return to their winning ways. On Friday, September 27, the Blue Devils fell to Timberlane High School in three straight sets (20-25, 20-25, 17-25) which snapped a four-match winning streak. Despite the loss, Salem played a strong match. Ashley Matthews recorded five kills, four aces and six digs. Rachel Towler had 14 assists while teammate Olivia Burke finished with two blocks. The Blue Devils could not overcome their slump on Wednesday, continued to page 11- Volleyball
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