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by Gloria Lavoie The weather could have been better, but a little mist in the air did not stop 500 locals from coming to Salem Fire Department’s Open House on October 12. This event was held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week Firefighter demonstrations, evacuation simulations, live music, car seat advice and information from trained firefighters, a bounce house, and plenty of food were just some of the offerings. Children enjoyed face painting and having an opportunity to dress up as their firefighter heroes, as an array of miniature firefighter gear was available to try on. “If there’s ever a fire, you don’t hide, you get outside,” explained a firefighter to a young boy as his Dad held him up high to view a car fire demonstration. The heat from continued to page 4- Fire Open House
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Ingram Honored for Contributions to Club
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan A community effort now honors a community centered man and his wife who among many other contributions have donated over a quarter million dollars to the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club. Russell Ingram has supported projects throughout town. He and his late wife Roberta (Bobbi) helped make a new senior center for Salem a reality, and when the Boys & girls Club sought cost saving measures, Ingram was there. In 2013 alone, Ingram donated $140,000 to the club, helping pay down the mortgage and also funding a heating conversion from oil to natural gas. “It’s wonderful to give,” said Ingram. Now, a bronze plaque mounted to a large rock sitting in front of the club is surrounded by flowers between the club’s flag poles. He’s one of the many rocks that this club is built upon, said Board Chairman Patrick Donovan. Director of Development Denise Dolloff said the garden was a community effort, citing businesses around the greater Salem area that contributed supplies for the project. Donovan said the dedication was well deserved. “Nobody individually compares to Russ Ingram,” he said. Senator Chuck Morse read a
The Hidden Jewels: Back row, left-right, Gretchen Meisner, Sue Desjardins, Sandra Dennehy, and Madeline Berni. Front row: Crystal Napoli, Elsie Talanian, Nicole Dill. by Gloria Lavoie The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Co-operative Bank recently hosted their sixth annual Hidden Jewel Awards luncheon and ceremony at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen, MA. The picturesque setting in its autumn splendor was the ideal backdrop for the recognition of distinguished women in the community. The Hidden Jewel Awards is a program developed to honor the area’s most priceless women; truly “precious gems” to the towns that they live in. Women have a long history of balancing family, career, community and service. These awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have excelled in their chosen field, defined their role through their initiative and dedication, and established a record of leadership and involvement. The ballroom was filled with past and present award winners, all convening on this sunny fall day to honor the women who may otherwise go overlooked. The ladies mingled and acquainted with fellow area businesswomen. They purchased raffle tickets for many fabulous baskets full of prizes ranging from restaurant gift certificates, to scratch tickets and free yoga classes. A delicious lunch was served and attendees enjoyed the guest speaker Tracy Caruso’s poignant and entertaining speech. Caruso, hails from Salem, and is currently an award winning radio broadcaster. She prides herself as being a multi-tasker; just like everyone else in the room. She said, “Even though we don’t know each other, we are very much the same.” She explained how as she is broadcasting the news to thousands of listeners every day, she is still thinking of all the Mom things that she must do. She can identify with common struggles; hardships in marriage, being a working Mom, and adjusting to a blended family in a new marriage. She gets up at 3:15 a.m. each day and juggles answering texts from her children at home while being part of a newscast at 95.7 WZID NH in the Morning. Her sense of humor is what she credits for being able to balance it all, as she is responsible for somehow making people laugh in her morning show after just telling them about a mass shooting in part of her newscast. Seven amazing ladies were then recognized for their selflessness and charitable acts and given a large ‘jewel’ award. Sandra Dennehy was awarded the Pink Diamond Award, representing inspiration, for her involvement with the Salem/Methuen Relay for Life and her involvement with the Salem Lion’s Club. She was instrumental in helping the Club raise money for fuel assistance for local churches, purchase a guide dog for a Salem area student and to supply aid for local food pantries. She was described as a person who will roll up her sleeves and work tirelessly to make someone’s life just a little happier and a person who never says ‘no’ to anyone in need. Dennehy joked that her son has a joke about how his Dad is doing such a great job raising him as a single parent. Gretchen Meisner was awarded the Sapphire Award, representing loyalty, for her “stick-to-itiveness;” she finishes what she starts with loyalty, poise and grace. With 15 years in various PTA positions and her efforts in renovating Lancaster School’s playground and many hours of volunteering at Woodbury Middle School, she has balanced volunteerism, family and business with great success. A soft-spoken Meisner said, “Normally, I prefer I like to be in the background and I am really touched by this. I encourage everyone to bring their loving and affectionate sides into everyday life.” Madeline Berni was awarded the Ruby Award, for continued to page 4- Hidden Jewel
Russell Ingram holds up his glass during a toast honoring him for his contributions to the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club. proclamation from the New Hampshire Senate thanking Ingram for his generosity over a lifetime of giving. “This recognition is well deserved,” Morse said. “I wish that Bobbi was here to see what’s going on,” he added. Donovan and club kids removed a black cloth covering the plaque, showing for the first time an etching of the Ingrams. “No words can really explain how I feel,” Ingram said. “This is the most
This plaque is part of a new garden dedicated to Russell and Roberta (Bobbi) Ingram for their generous contributions of over a quarter million dollars. wonderful thing that could happen.” The club now presents the annual Russell Ingram award to a member for their dedication to the club and community. In June, Nicholas Karatonis became the first recipient. After the unveiling, guests headed to the teen center for a champagne toast lead by Chief Professional Officer Michael Centor in honor of the Ingrams.
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by Marc Ayotte Over 20 Salem High contestants vied for the 2013-2014 Mr. SHS title at the 15th annual pageant held in the Seifert Auditorium on October 10. The senior class fundraiser proved to be a successful night filled with entertainment witnessed by hundreds of curious students, and when all segments of the pageant were complete, it was John Breen who emerged with the crown. Senior class advisor Deb Wilmarth emceed the event along with fellow hostess Christine Jefferson and according to Wilmarth; “this is a male beauty contest,” and then added, “the boys think it’s really serious and everyone else is laughing.” The contestants were judged in three different categories; casual wear, ‘Mr. Beautiful Legs,’ and the talent competition. Prior to the casual wear segment, the contestants engaged in an opening dance act and then were escorted onto the stage by their respective female sponsors who gave their ‘sales pitch’ as to why ‘their guy’ should be voted the next Mr. SHS. Jean-Luc Croteau, with Syrena Bemcivenga by his side, drew cheers from the crowd when he appeared on stage in traditional khakis with a purple continued to page 2- Mr. SHS
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Upgraded Facilities May Be In the Works for Popular Park
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Changes over recent years to Hedgehog Park have increased parking, built a skate park, and updated the grounds, but soon the restroom facilities could be replaced as part of Phase III of the master plan. Selectmen approved a request by Recreation Director Christopher Dillon Monday to use funds from Recreation Department impact fees to help fund the project. “We are moving forward with the Hedgehog Park master plan,” Dillon said about the plan to demolish the current structure and build updated facilities along with a patio area. The project would cost between $90,000 and $160,000 to complete. Dillon sought $44,148 from impact fees to help cover costs. He said fundraising would be conducted to raise the remaining money. Dillon said the impact fee moneys would fund initial costs of the project allowing a final price to be determined. Two bidders submitted proposals for the job with the lower being selected. Once a firm price for the project is established, Dillon said fundraising could begin. Initial conversations with potential donors sought a firm price prior to making a donation. Completing the Hedgehog Park master plan is the first priority for the department, Dillon said. A survey recently conducted showed residents felt better park facilities were needed. Increased walking trails and pathways were also desired. He felt there could be a future need for increased sporting fields. Selectman James Keller questioned whether the project would increase capacity at the park citing that to be the purpose of impact fees. Dillon responded saying it would. Updates to Hedgehog Park have drawn a crowd. “It’s heavily used,” Dillon said. Nearly 150 season passes were sold this past year for the park along with an increasing amount of day passes. The structure would be demolished and rebuilt next summer. Selectmen unanimously approved the proposal.
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All the Mr. SHS contestants participated in an opening act inside the Seifert Auditorium on October 10 polo shirt and brown ‘boat shoes.’ But it was Mike Johnston (sponsored by Alex Teuber), decked-out in black pants, grey and white long sleeve shirt with matching scarf and a pair of tan boots who walked away as the winner of the casual wear competition. In the Mr. Beautiful Legs portion of the pageant, each student paraded his legs past a custom-made peephole in the stage curtain; soliciting cat-calls from the audience while trying to impress the judges. After the display of some preHalloween, scary images including ‘guys in high heels,’ it was Alex Fredette than turned enough judge’s heads as he was awarded the title. The talent contest was diverse to say the least. Jordan Bowman performed an incredible dance act, exciting the crowd to Michael Jackson’s classic “Billy Jean;” John Breen sang a wonderfully upbeat rendition of The Temptations’ hit “I Can’t Help Myself,” and Austin O’Leary drew a laugh from the audience by announcing that the song he was about to sing was “for anyone who ever used my heart as a toy.” But it was Ryan Fredette who completed the brother daily double; engaging the audience as they joined him in his strong and victorious performance of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” In the end, the ultimate title of Mr. SHS went to John Breen whose cumulative score reflected strong showings in all three categories. The energetic Breen, along with sponsor Catherine Simari, accepted the award after the contestants ended the evening’s festivities in the formal wear presentation. Check out the Salem Community Patriot Facebook page for photos of the Mr. SHS pageant.
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Jean-Luc Croteau and his sponsor, Syrena Bemcivenga during the formal wear segment of the Mr. SHS pageant
Salem band and drill team Danielle Beauleu, Jack Boudreau, Dana Hue, Jordan Cronin at Salem vs. Merrimack on October 18
Salem HS band members: drummers (L-R) Nick Santo, Dylan Smeltzer entertain the crowd at the Salem vs. Merrimack football game on October 18.
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Food Pantry Donates $2,500 to NH Food Bank
On behalf of the Salem Firefighters Relief Association, we would like to thank the participants and sponsors of our 27th Annual Dog Days Open Golf Tournament that was held on August 8, 2013 at Merrimack Golf Club in Methuen, MA. Due to the generosity of our players and sponsors, we were able to donate $2,500 to the New Hampshire Food Bank. As the only food bank in the state, the New Hampshire Food Bank is a vital distributor and supplier to the hunger relief agencies that serve meals and provide groceries to people experiencing the negative impacts of not having enough to eat. On average these agencies receive 40 percent of their food from the NH Food Bank. We would ask that people support and patronize the following sponsors that made our donation possible: Santo Insurance, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Salem Cooperative Bank, Canobie Lake Park, Atkinson Graphics, Two Guys Smoke Shop, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Eastern Bank, Gemini Electric, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, Bergeron Protective Clothing, Neoscope Technologies, Michael’s Market, All Sports Heros, Progressive Energy, Thanks for everyone’s support. Hope to see you next year! Lieutenant John C. Hall, Chairman, Dog Days 27 and Assistant Chief Paul J. Parisi, Vice-Chairman, Dog Days 27, Salem
Tea Party Republicans Doing Just What ey Promised
As the October 1 federal government shutdown continues into its third week, more and more services and employees are impacted and stocks sink lower and lower, it may be instructive for the right wing electorate to drop the blinders and take a look at what “your Republican party” has wrought. This is because nothing that has taken place in Washington, from the GOP battle over the Aﬀordable Care Act to their wiping out of essential services for many Americans (including a plethora of national security safeguards) should have surprised anyone. The 2010-elected 40-odd Tea Party faction that voters installed and many states reelected in 2012 had this “master plan” already in place going forward in their attempt to destroy the Barack Obama presidency, and they have carried out their stated intentions to the letter. Led by former Nixon attorney general Edwin Meese, the plans to bring about the current impasse was hatched last year after Obama’s November presidential victory over Mitt Romney. Their eﬀorts, secretly bankrolled to the tune of over $200 million by right-wing billionaires David and Charles Koch under the guise organization Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, ran lurid Internet ads and Web videos similar in tone to the scare tactics employed by Sarah Palin and friends in 2008 (remember “death panels” and “unplug Grandma?” Same idea, except now targeting larger arrays of people instead of just mainly the elderly). They have also used their cache to fund many antigovernment non-profit organizations, in the process getting hundreds of scripted disingenuous anti-ACA editorials and letters printed to confuse readers, as well as launching thousands of phone calls to congressional oﬃces to give a larger-than-life impression of their antiObamacare movement. Never mind that when the online healthcare marketplaces opened up in October that millions of applicants were unable to access the sites for both information and to apply for benefits, due to their overwhelming numbers. This is one of the many facts that hate-commentators from Rush Limbaugh to
Ann Coulter don’t want you to think about: the sad plight of millions of our working citizens currently without a healthcare plan, and desperate to acquire one. In reality, the only “scare tactics” that have any basis in fact are the scorecards that the Tea Party has been keeping on moderate Republicans to keep them in line as the Obamacare defunding eﬀort continues, making sure that they all vote in accordance with their hierarchy’s wishes (including the numerous antiAﬀordable Care Act repeal votes that the Republican House has symbolically and fruitlessly held over the past year). They have been warned that anti-Tea Party votes will result in the same level of press and television attacks that used to be reserved for their Democrat opposition. And so the voting direction of an initial total of around 40 ultra-ideologues has swelled to encompass all of Speaker John Boehner’s House minions, as the centrist Peter Kings, Ted Yohos and James Lankfords along with the rest of the 21 GOP members interested in voting on a “clean” budget bill continue to take their marching orders from this destructive clique of fools, falling in line on every vote taken. Republicans are responsible for the ongoing mess in Washington, and it’s nice to see the polls agreeing with this (mostly mid-60s to low-70s), despite the Boehnerled GOP lie-fest claiming that Obama’s “refusal to compromise” is really to blame. It is imperative that America’s voters take action next November and vote out as many House and Senate Tea Party adherents as we can. They have predictably turned out to be a blight on both state and national levels with this ongoing gamble on our future, to make their evil point against a man and an administration that has rescued our nation from the rudderless quagmire that we were all engulfed in five short years ago. New Hampshire voters did our jobs last November, and hopefully we’ll do it all over again in 2014. Now if only the rest of America can just follow suit. Current polls show that the GOP would lose over 30 seats and their House majority if the election were held today. Our national electorate has to have the same mindset next year and eradicate this regressive traitorship. William F. Klessens, Salem
down Main Street, crossing Broadway, and ending at Salem High School on Geremonty Drive. All local businesses, organizations, merchants, and groups of folks are welcome to join in the parade. Last year, a great group of folks from a Salem neighborhood who were in the holiday spirit decided to build a float and enter the parade. They had a great time - and so can you! This is also an incredible advertising opportunity for local businesses, as average attendance is 10,000 spectators. If you would like to participate in the parade please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the details. The Salem Holiday Parade Committee is made up of a small group of volunteers who plan, create, and coordinate the parade for the people of Salem and surrounding towns to enjoy. It costs upwards of $15,000 to make the parade happen every year. This is not a town funded event. It is funded strictly with donations from you, our friends, local merchants and area businesses. Contributions in any amount will help defray the cost of publicity, bands, musicians, police, and special entries. Donations in any amount are greatly welcomed to help defray the cost of this traditional holiday festivity. This is our gift to the community. Please help us make it one to be proud of. Tax-deductible contributions may be made out to Salem Holiday Parade, Inc., and can be mailed to Salem Holiday Parade, Inc., P.O. Box 2360, Salem, NH 03079. The parade also has a Facebook page, “Salem N.H. Holiday Parade” - like the page to keep up-to-date on parade happenings and info! Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the 2013 Holiday Parade! Dawn Twombly, on behalf of the 2013 Salem Holiday Parade Committee, Salem
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Planning for the 2013 Salem Holiday Parade is in full swing! This year the parade is being held on Sunday, December 1 at 1 p.m. The parade starts at the former Cisco parking lot on Northeastern Blvd. It will continue
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, October 26
submitted by NH Department of Environmental Services The State of New Hampshire is partnering with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), substance abuse industry and poison prevention organizations to promote proper storage and disposal of medicine in the home. The health of many New Hampshire’s citizens benefit from the appropriate use of over-thecounter and prescription drugs, however, when drugs are not stored safely, diverted to unauthorized users or disposed of in an improper manner, serious problems such as drug abuse, accidental drug poisoning and/or contamination of the State’s water resources can occur. The number of deaths caused by drug use has quadrupled over the last fifteen years in New Hampshire. Ongoing research has identified the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in water resources in some areas of the nation and are suspected to have caused adverse impacts to aquatic life in certain water bodies. 5687.8 pounds (2.8 tons) of unwanted or expired medication was turned in New Hampshire during the April 27 collection. The DEA and its state and local law-enforcement and community partners have removed 21,342 pounds (10.7 tons) of unwanted or expired medication in New Hampshire through six previous take back initiatives over the last three years. On October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., many of New Hampshire’s law enforcement agencies and the DEA will give the public another opportunity to prevent pollution or pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Collection sites will be posted on www.justice.gov/dea as they are established between now and October 26, 2013. Check their website frequently for updates on the location of collection sites. Already, over 70 collection sites have been established in New Hampshire. For more information on how to properly dispose of your unwanted medicine, please visit www.nh.gov/medsafety.
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Saints Hold Tag Day Fundraiser
submitted by Melissa M. Sorcinelli, Saints Hockey Salem Saints Youth Hockey held their annual Tag Day fundraiser this past weekend. The Saints organization would like to thank: the players and parents who took time out of already busy schedules to participate; the local businesses in Salem who allowed us stand at their storefronts; and, most especially, a huge thank you to all in this community who supported our fundraising efforts by generously donating!
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Chief Kevin Breen and his winning chili. the flames could be felt hundreds of yards away as onlookers watched with amazement as the firefighters donned their apparatus and extinguished the blaze. Assistant Chief Paul Parisi explained that a car fire burns at 1,300 degrees and today’s cars burn fast because they are composed of mainly plastic. A chili contest was held inside and Firefighter William Bagrowski presented his spicy concoction, while Chief Kevin Breen confidently served bowls of his entry. Guests were invited to place their vote by secret ballot. Chief Breen won the chili contest this year. “I wonder if he’s using our secret family recipe,” joked Breen’s sister Jennifer. Guests were invited to tour the station, climb up into fire trucks and ambulances, meet a dog that is trained to investigate suspicious fires, meet our firefighters, and listen to The George Williams Band. There were raffle baskets donated from area businesses and raffles for kids from each elementary school to win a ride to school in a fire truck in October and November. “We’re really excited for people to come out, have some food and learn about fire safety,” said Assistant Chief Parisi. Organizer and Salem Fire Department Records Clerk Debbie Scafidi said, “It was a good day. The weather could have been better but everyone had fun. So many people and local businesses helped and people told me they are already looking forward to coming back again next year.”
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passion and heart. She was described as a woman who shows true compassion for everyone she meets. “Everything she does is with a type of grace and style that is rarely seen these days,” said the presenter. For years, Bernie has worked with Friends of the Library of Windham, Windham PTA and she is involved with Windham’s Helping Hands. Berni thanked her friends and family who gave her a standing ovation. “Make every day a gift,” suggested a humble Berni. Sue Desjardins was awarded the Emerald Award for hope and prosperity. She was described as the most dedicated, hard-working and compassionate volunteer for the Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL). She fosters animals in need, opening her Guest speaker Tracy Caruso (center) with members of Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce home to the animals most in need. “We and Salem Co-operative Bank. moved here five years ago and our goal was to participate in the community,” the death of my father, my best friend moving away and cancer explained Desjardin who volunteers 15 hours per treatment,” she said. week at SARL. “We never anticipated how the Two young ladies were awarded the ‘Diamond in the Rough’ award Community would embrace us,” she continued. for showing promise as a young woman of good character and quality She suggested that guests try to find what speaks to that emulates leadership and community involvement. them and to get involved. “When you find what Nicole Dill has been the Number One academic student in her you love to do, it doesn’t feel like work and I can’t class for four years. In addition to challenging herself with demanding believe that I am being awarded for what I love to courses, she was described as a remarkable young woman of do,” she said. explained how her rescued dogs exemplary character and work ethic. She is a leader in the Timberlane have gotten her through some of life’s hardships. High School Peer Outreach Program, where she created two public “Who rescued who? My dogs got me through service announcements raising suicide awareness among students. She played a key role in developing the Fatal Reality Program, which depicts a mock car accident and serves to warn of the dangers of substance abuse. She was elected by her peers to be the liaison between students and administration and she is a member of ECHOS, an organization which addresses issues related to the environment. Crystal Napoli, Salem High School Senior Class Vice President, conducts the high school’s competitive marching band as drum major and she also plays tuba and the harp. She plays harp with the New Hampshire Philharmonic and the UMass-Lowell University Orchestra. She plays harp at elderly homes, hospitals and fundraisers and she won a concerto competition in 2012. In addition to her musical talents, she is involved with the Big Sisters organization, Senior Citizen breakfast and the School Improvement Committee, all while maintaining a 4.078 GPA. The highlight of the afternoon may have been when the Mother of Pearl Award recipient took the podium. At 93 years of age, Elsie Talanian’s award represents faith, charity and integrity. Talanian’s friends concur that “Everyone loves Elsie.” She worked at the Salem Observer for 44 years, in every aspect of the newspaper business including writing her column “A Chat WIth Elsie.” Talanian said, “When I got the call that I was being given this award I was overwhelmed and almost dropped the phone!” She thanked area advertisers for their patience over the years for her incessant pestering for their business and warned fellow drivers that she still drives. She told an entertaining tale of how she was recently pulled over for driving too slow. She stressed, “Age is only a number.” She continues to write her column each week and is a dedicated supporter of the Caregivers of Greater Salem. “Meeting my public in truth, and greeting them in faith, has been most rewarding,” she said. Ann Lally, President of Salem Co-operative Bank said in closing, “Thank you to all the hidden jewels in our Community. You’re all fabulous.”
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Autumn Rocks with Seasonal Beers
by Peter Rayno As I mentioned last month in this space, we’re in the best season there is when it comes to craft beers. Autumn rocks, in my opinion, as the seasonal beers that craft brewers are rolling out right now are as good as it gets; the perfect balance of flavor and body without being of the over-the-top heavy variety as we’ll start to see soon when the winter seasonals make their annual reappearance. However, in all deference to Alan Jackson, too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing. I speak of the absolute market saturation of pumpkin flavored craft beers that are flooding the market this year. And sadly, with so many wellintentioned craft brewers jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon, many of them are falling far short of putting forth a quality product. Brewing a pumpkin beer is no easy feat. The vast majority of the brews you’re seeing out there right now are ales. As opposed to a lager, an ale is usually loaded with flavorful hops, a powerful taste that is not very easy Harpoon’s seasonal powerhouse, to blend with the flavor of pumpkin. Imperial Pumpkin Many brewers apparently struggle with this balance resulting in some relatively lousy tasting beer. The most prevalent problems are those brewers who overdue the pumpkin flavoring and thus allow the sweetness of the pumpkin extract (which I’ll get to in a minute) overwhelm the hoppiness of the ale. And yes, too many craft brewers who’ve jumped into this pumpkin business are using extract or concentrate as opposed to actual pure pumpkin flavors. I actually blame Shipyard for this whole pumpkin beer mess. In marketing there’s a saying that if you can’t be the best, be the first and that’s what Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead did. Not necessarily the very first pumpkin craft beer, of course, but certainly the first in our local area to be widely distributed in kegs and bottles. Just my opinion, as all of this is, but I find Shipyard Pumpkinhead to be the poster child for a really poor pumpkin brew. A watery and thin excuse for an ale, the pumpkin taste is way too much, thus compounding the problem. No worries though, put a shot of vanilla flavored vodka in it, smother the rim with cinnamon sugar and there you have it. Of course, true beer lovers may figure out that if you need to put vodka and sugar in a beer, you probably have a lousy beer. Nothing could be more correct when it comes to Shipyard Pumpkinhead. It’s not all bad news on the pumpkin front, however, as some craft brewers have done it right. My personal favorite remains Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale. Loyal readers know that I have a soft spot for almost everything that Peter Egleston and the folks at Smuttynose put out and their Pumpkin Ale is no exception. There’s nothing remarkable or unique about this beer, it just simply pulls off the perfect blend of the hoppiness of ale with just the right amount of pumpkin flavoring. Factor in that it’s an incredibly smooth session beer, packing a well-hidden 5.9% ABV and it’s my personal favorite in the seasonal pumpkin genre. As I always try to mention, the best part of writing the “Craft Beer Chronicles” is the reader mail I receive offering opinions, suggestions, compliments and criticisms. Most importantly it validates you folks are out there reading the CBC and for that I thank you. This month my favorite e-mail was from reader Geoff Hammett who opined on his favorite pumpkin beers. One that he pointed out was Harpoon’s Imperial Pumpkin, a brew that Geoff writes has “all the pumpkin pie spices you’d expect” in a fine pumpkin brew. I love Harpoon but had never tried the Imperial Pumpkin and Geoff’s e-mail gave me a reason to take it out for a test ride. You’ll find this brew most often in your local super market in a 22 ounce big bottle as I did. I’ll start by saying that Harpoon’s Imperial Pumpkin will never be confused with Shipyard Pumpkinhead. It’s an alcohol powerhouse to start, nearly an 11% ABV. Most craft brewers who roll out a beer like this struggle to avoid having the alcohol taste swamp the flavor of the beer. No surprise that this isn’t a problem for Harpoon, one New England’s very best breweries. This is a double IPA meaning you’ll find twice as many hops in this type of brew and it’s in full evidence. Harpoon hits a homerun with this beer as they masterfully balance
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submitted by Salem Police Department On Monday, September 30, at approximately 3:54 p.m., the Salem Police responded to a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 111 and Ermer Road in Salem. A 2002 Pontiac mini-van, operated by David Beshara, 54, of Derry, was traveling north on Ermer Road when it struck a 2007 Harley Davidson traveling west on Route 111. The motorcycle was driven by Jay Treshinsky, 57, of Winchendon, MA. As a result of the crash, a passenger on the motorcycle sustained severe lower leg injuries and was transported by medical helicopter from Lawrence General Hospital to a Boston-area hospital. The passenger on the motorcycle was identified as Susan Dionne, 51, also of Winchendon. The Salem Police Department asks that any witnesses to the crash contact Officer John O’Donnell at 893-1911. Salem Police would also like to speak with the unidentified operator of a full-size Chevrolet or Dodge pickup truck, color black that made a U-Turn at the intersection of Ermer Road and Route 111 immediately before the crash. At this time it does not appear that excess speed was the cause of the crash and it is unknown if drugs and/or alcohol were contributing factors to the crash. The Salem Police Technical Accident Reconstruction Team (TAR) responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation.
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submitted by Michelle Bohondoney North Salem Elementary School Annual HarvestFest 2013 was held this past Saturday, October 19. The annual event raises money to support the elementary school, and Saturday’s festivities included games, hayrides, food, pumpkin decorating, a bounce house, and a variety of raffles and prizes. Among the raffle items were an iPod Touch and a TD Garden poster signed by the entire 2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup-winning team, in addition to gift cards from local restaurants and a variety of other items. Pictured is the Hayride and Ghostbuster’s Car and first grade student, Ryan Bohondoney.
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submitted by Lancaster PTA The Lancaster PTA sponsored a dazzling Halloween laser light show on Friday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the William E. Lancaster Elementary School. The laser show was held as part of the school’s Fall Family Fun Night event. The Halloween Laser Spooktacular, presented by Prismatic Magic (www.prismaticmagic.com) of Wayne, NJ is an exciting ensemble of mesmerizing laser drawn animations set to classic Halloween tunes and today’s current pop music. “We were excited to host a Prismatic Magic Laser show. Prismatic was at the school last year as part of an all school assembly, and the kids loved it” said Trina Kohrs-Carr, Lancaster PTA President. “We thought hosting a specifically themed show would be a fun and innovative way to celebrate the season.” Over 200 parents, students and staff were in attendance. Following the conclusion of the 40 minute show, laser light pens were offered for purchase, and light refreshments were served. Non-perishable food items and donations to the Lancaster Scholarship Fund were also collected at the event.
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Cubism is a form of art where the subject matter is broken up into shapes. The students selected an instrument of choice to draw in detail. Later, both the instrument drawing and background was broken up into sections/shapes and colored. Their instrument was given a bold black shadow to enhance the level of realism in their work. The end result is a colorful example of cubist art with a focus on the integrated arts (art, music and band). The fourth grade artists have been learning about the famous artist Georgia O’Keeffe. They studied her famous flower paintings and made similar works of their own, out of chalk. The flower drawings are large and zoomed in to show enlarged flowers. The students used chalk blending techniques to give their flowers movement and texture. The fourth graders selected either warm colors or cool colors to blend their flower petals. The end results are bold and colorful flowers that show care to details and a similar uniqueness to that of the individual artist. Our third grade artists dove into the first project of the school year with enthusiasm. They studied the art of Wassily Kandinsky, an abstract artist. Kandinsky made art with a variety of shapes and lines and even made art that was inspired by music. Like Kandinsky, we immersed ourselves in classical music as we created our own abstract art. The project incorporated the invention of shapes, detailed types of lines, meticulous coloring and the implementation of a three dimension wire to enhance the element of line in our abstract art. The end result is a colorful surprise of both lines and shapes using a plethora of materials. The second grade artists are learning about ‘A Community’ in their classroom. In the art room we have created our own city community called a cityscape. We made tall 3-D buildings that appear in front of behind other buildings like a real city. Our buildings are colored in oil pastels with cool colors and our background contains a concentric circle sun that was colored with warm oil pastels. The first grade artists have been learning about face proportions and drawing their faces by looking into a mirror. Our work was colored with crayons and our hair was painted with watercolors and blown in wild directions with the air from our mouth. The end result is a beautiful self portrait of the child with an abundance of creativity and personality. The Kindergarten students have been making paintings based around various types of lines, shapes and colors. The Kindergarten artists have been experimenting with mixing their own paint colors and learning how to get all of their white paper spots while painting. Great work Kindergarteners. All of the art students in grades k-5 have been working so hard to follow directions, be creative and explore the many materials of the art classroom.
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10 - October 25, 2013 | Salem Community Patriot
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Thursday, October 31 Salem Halloween Trick or Treat Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy! Saturday, November 2 Derry Salem Elks Annual Craft and Vendor Fair, 39 Shadow Lake Rd., Salem, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your Xmas shopping early! get an Eagle or Birdie! Golf carts are not required but are available at an additional fee. Greens fees will apply to all golfers who do not bring a turkey or gift certificate including CSHGC members. (Rain/ Snow date: Tuesday, November 12. You must call to reschedule your tee time for this day.) Friday, November 8 & Friday, November 15 Rockingham VNA and Hospice sponsors foot care clinics for individuals 60 years and older who are unable to perform their own foot care. Clients will receive a basic nail trimming and foot assessment, but no treatment of corns or calluses. Foot clinics are staffed by a Registered Nurse. Blood pressure check and health education are also provided. Appointments are necessary for the foot clinics at the Salem Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way. $35/visit. For further information or to schedule an appointment call 580-6668.
Saturday, October 26 A Blood Drive, co-sponsored by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of Great Salem, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boys and Girl Club, 3 Geremonty Dr. Coffee and donuts will be served! Register online at www.redcrossblood.org. Double Red Cell donation will be available.
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 and hot dogs with chips and drink. Free coffee and snacks throughout the day. Come join us, everyone welcome. Saturday, October 26 The 2014 Honduran 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. Tuesday, October 29 The Recreation Department 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!
Sunday, November 3 The Ararat Armenian Congregational rd Church, located at 2 Salem Street in Salem, opened its doors on November 12, 1913. One hundred years later, on November 3, 2013, church members, who include many descendants of the church’s founders, will gather at the Tuscan Kitchen Restaurant in Salem to celebrate the 100th birthday of their spiritual home. The centennial celebration will also present an opportunity for the church’s new pastor to meet the community. Sam Katchikian, a native of Montreal, is moving to Salem with his wife Jennifer and baby daughter. His first Sunday as pastor will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the church. The new pastor is eager to lead the church into its second century. Church moderator John Janigian invites you to join the Ararat Church community in welcoming Sam at the 100th anniversary celebration on November 3. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 4 Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course, 79 Brady Ave., in Salem, invites you to Golf for Free while supporting the local food pantry. Bring a frozen turkey (minimum 12 pounds) to the Clubhouse Proshop and golf for free that day. In lieu of a turkey, gift certificates of $20 or more, valid at a local supermarket, will be accepted. Turkeys and gift certificates will be donated to the local food pantry. Scheduled tee times may be made up to one week in advance for this event by calling 8944653, ext. 13. Give us a Turkey and you might
Saturday, November 9 Last Chance to Buy Tickets! Tickets are going fast for the First Annual Evening of Thanks and Giving: A Gala and Auction to benefit homeless children and families served by Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County. This year the Evening of Thanks and Giving will take place today at 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Country Club. Visit familypromisegrc. org, to learn more about our organization and to purchase tickets. Ticket sales end on October 28; no ticket sales at the door. Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County serves the area towns of Pelham, Salem, and Windham.
Tuesday, November 12 The Salem School District will be conducting a free screening for Salem children, age’s birth to six years old, who are suspected of having vision problems, hearing problems or developmental concerns. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may require special education. This Child Find screening will be held on at the Fisk School - SEED Program. Appointments are required; spaces are limited. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Linda Collier at 893-7040 or email@example.com.
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Mark Godfrey of Felton Inc. in Londonderry, chairman of the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership, said 600,000 manufacturing jobs nationwide are “left unfilled because of the gaps in job requirements and skills of those seeking jobs.” He told the gathering, “I want students to be inspired to see secure, well-paying jobs” that manufacturing offers. Beginning Monday, more than 50 manufacturers, community colleges and career and technical education centers throughout the state will host open houses for students to visit and learn about the industry. On Thursday, about 200 people are expected for the 11th annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, sponsored by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and the New Hampshire Environmental shot of Scott Electronics in Salem, a contract manufacturer High Technology Council. submitted by NH Division of Economic Development “This is an important week because A Salem company that has grown from five to 95 employees in manufacturing is the backbone of our economy and there are good 26 years earned its reputation as a leader in manufacturing from its career opportunities available,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Rose employees and on Manufacturing Day Friday, the operations director of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic urged students and their parents to consider manufacturing as a Development. career path. David Metzemaekers of Scott Electronics, a contract manufacturer serving clients around the world, hosted a group of state and local officials Friday, observed in 37 states as Manufacturing Day. The aim of the day is to educate a new generation about the benefits and opportunities in the industry, which is being challenged by a need for skilled workers. Next week has been proclaimed Manufacturing Week in the Granite State. “We hope Manufacturing Week will help educate students and their families that manufacturing is about having a diversified, welltrained, educated work force,” Metzemaekers said. “The days of dingy and dark (factories) have been replaced with high tech, clean facilities with motivated employees that encourage and welcome change.” There are about 2,000 manufacturers in the state, employing over 66,000 people and accounting for more than 15 percent of the GDP. “I believe this is the sector that is growing our economy, creating jobs and lifting wages and it is truly increasing our global competitiveness,” said State Sen. Molly Kelly, D-Keene, chairman State Senator Molly Kelly, D-Keene, talks about manufacturing and its imporof the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory tance to the New Hampshire economy Council. Mark Godfrey of Felton Inc. in Londonderry used Manufacturing Day on Friday to urge students to explore manufacturing as a career path.
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Salem Community Patriot | October 25, 2013 - 11
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(BPT) - With the cooler temperatures of autumn flowing in, many Americans will be hitting the road to discover the natural beauty that the season brings. Whether they crave adventure, want to see the fall foliage or are just getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, families need to be prepared to ensure they are getting the most out of this travel season. “When it comes to fall travel, there is no experience quite like the autumn day drive - it’s your last taste of crisp air and warm colors before the blanket of winter hibernation sets in,” says Editor in Chief of “Road & Travel Magazine,” Courtney Caldwell. “The keys to a successful road trip lay within the amount of preparation you do for your family and vehicle before you put either into motion.” Nothing puts a damper on a weekend getaway like car issues that could have easily been prevented by simple maintenance. The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program has been established to provide information to consumers on the importance of using high quality motor oils, and verifying the oils are properly identified on invoices and receipts. Oil-change locations and motor oil distributors that share MOM’s commitment - and submit to independent, third-party auditing - have the opportunity to be recognized by MOM through the Motor Oil Matters distributor and installer licensing programs. MOM and Caldwell recommend fall travelers arm themselves with a simple plan of action and preparation to help get to their destination: Don’t fall behind on your vehicle maintenance: * Change that oil: Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. One of the simplest steps you can take to ensure your vehicle is maintained is to change your motor oil with an API-licensed motor oil that meets your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. Be wary of deals that sound too good to be true, and make sure your value-priced oil change includes high quality motor oil. MOM has put together a checklist for consumers, to ensure they are confident when going into a shop. To download this checklist, please visit www.motoroilmatters.org. * Breathe free: Replacing a dirty air filter can increase a vehicle’s life expectancy and fuel efficiency by reducing the strain on the engine, especially during warmer months. * Check your tires: Pay attention to your tire pressure and tread depth, as they are essential for increased automotive safety and optimum driving performance. The lower the tread depth is on your tires, the less traction you will have on wet and dry roads, and the greater the distance you will need to stop. Enjoy more than the season: * Keeping everyone happy: Write out a packing list for each family member. Store these lists on your computer so you can adjust them for different seasons and trips. Kids can be easily entertained during long car rides in the backseat with trivia, coloring books, games, books, assorted toys and stuffed animals. * Stop and pop: Bathroom breaks are always a good thing. They force you to get out of the car and talk with locals. A 10-minute break every two hours also increases alertness and adds to the overall sight-seeing experience. * Expect the unexpected: Always have a car-safety kit packed for
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Bonnie Wright Teaches Salem Garden Club About GMOs
submitted by Betty Gay On October 1, Salem resident Bonnie Wright, center, between Salem Garden Club members Jan Mattleman on the left and Linda LeMay, brought handouts and a great deal of information to the Club’s “First Tuesday” meeting at Salemhaven. She explained the current effort by citizens in NH and the U.S. to require GMO labels on genetically engineered, or “modified,” foods. These foods now occupy 70 percent or more of all American processed foods. A concern is growing because splicing genes from different types of plants, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, animals and viruses produces plants with changes totally beyond cross pollination in nature. Negative changes can take years to cause failing health, long after the pollen with altered DNA has infiltrated to surrounding non-GMO fields, forever contaminating them. Critics point to rapidly rising incidents of illnesses like autism, Alzheimer’s, and gluten allergy. Besides positive-sounding targets like higher crop yields, a common goal of genetic engineering is to make plants tolerate stronger poisons to kill weeds and insects. These herbicide and insecticide poisons systematically build up in the food and the farmlands, killing off the essential living organisms necessary for ecologically healthy soil, not to mention building up in the people who eat the food. Americans have been subjected to increasing levels of poisons in their food as huge agri-businesses keep lobbying Congress to allow higher doses of these herbicides and insecticides. Like Connecticut and Maine, many concerned NH voters want all genetically modified GMO foods to be labeled, and are asking their representatives to vote for NH House Bill 660. When it passes, NH will join several other US states and 64 countries – including all of Europe and Japan and New Zealand. See www. NHRightToKnowGMO.org for more information.
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Local Folks to Be Honored at the Boys & Girls Club’s 47th Annual Award Dinner
submitted by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem The 47th Annual Award Dinner for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Tuscan Kitchen. The Annual Award Dinner recognizes contributions made by members of the community for their outstanding service, dedication and commitment on behalf of the Club. The main sponsor of the event is Gabriel Chiropractic Office with the social hour being sponsored by Salem Co-operative Bank. Local businesses and individuals will be honored for their support and dedication: o ReEnergy LL & S will receive the Richard P. McCoy Service Award for outstanding support, service and commitment to the Club; o The Knights of Columbus will receive the Stewardship Award for outstanding service and support of the Club; o Discovery Communications will receive the Marketing & Communications Award for their commitment to providing the Club with marketing materials that help make the community aware of the Club’s services and needs; o Susan Covey of Enterprise Bank will be honored as the Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding volunteer service throughout the years with the special events of the Club; o Beth Keane of the SBGC will be acknowledged by the Board President for making a lasting mark on the Club with her outstanding service and dedication. She will receive the President’s Award; o Christopher Nicoli of Canobie Lake Park will be the recipients of the Be Great Award. He will be honored for his dedication to the Club having logged in countless volunteer hours and has supported the Club’s many events and projects; o James Desjardins of Daisy Cleaners will be presented with the Man of the Year Award. His service, support and dedication have made the greatest impact on the success of the Boys & Girls Club of Salem. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will be followed by the award presentations. Tickets are $50 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the Club at 898-7709, ext. 16 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Salem Elementary School is ‘BOSOX STRONG’
submitted by Erin Richard, North Salem Elementary School North Salem Elementary School students participated in their first Spirit Day on Wednesday October 23. Students were excited to wear their Red Sox gear as we get ready to cheer on our team in the World Series. Go Red Sox!
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Friday, October 25 12:00 p.m. Around Town: Canobie Lake Park October (2012) 1:00 p.m. Salemfest - Part 1: Museum, 5K Race, Senior Center & Boys/Girls Club 2:00 p.m. Salemfest - Part 2: Clubs & Organizations, Salemhaven, Greystone Farm 3:00 p.m. Salemfest - Part 3: Craft Fair, International Dinner & SARL Car Show 4:00 p.m. Innovation & Discovery: Developing Sustainable Methods Part 1 5:00 p.m. Innovation & Discovery: Developing Sustainable Methods Part 2 (Dartmouth Hitchcock 2013 Series) 5:45 p.m. Salem Old Town Hall’s 275th Anniversary Ceremony & History 6:00 p.m. Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club Honors Russell & Roberta Ingram 6:15 p.m. Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club Honors Russell & Roberta Ingram 6:30 p.m. Positive Place (Oct. 4) 7:00 p.m. Greater Salem Chamber Today (Oct. 4) 7:30 p.m. An SCTV17 Flashback: Salem Today - Senior Health Fair (2012) 8:00 p.m. Around Town: Ghost Hunting with Essex County Ghost Project 9:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Awards: Business Person of the Year - Scott Cote 10:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year 10:45 p.m. Rome & Pompeii: Discovering & Preserving the Past Saturday, October 26 12:05 a.m. Around Town: Canobie Lake Park October (2012) 12:35 a.m. Cemetery Walk, Glenwood in Littleton, NH 1:20 a.m. Salem Today: Salem Rotary Club’s Oktoberfest 8:00 a.m. Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year 8:45 a.m. Rome & Pompeii: Discovering & Preserving the Past 10:05 a.m. Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club Honors Russell & Roberta Ingram 10:20 a.m. SCTV17 Flashback: Town of Salem’s Recreation Department Halloween Party 11:00 a.m. Salemfest - Part 1: Museum, 5K Race, Senior Center & Boys/Girls Club 12:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Awards: Business Person of the Year - Scott Cote 1:30 p.m. Around Town: Ghost Hunting with Essex County Ghost Project 2:30 p.m. Salemfest - Part 2: Clubs & Organizations, Salemhaven, Greystone Farm 3:30 p.m. Around Town Scrapbook No. 30: Highlights CLP’s Oktoberfest Events 4:00 p.m. SCTV17 Flashback: Town of Salem’s Recreation Department Halloween Party 5:00 p.m. An SCTV17 Flashback: Salem Today - Senior Health Fair (2012) 5:30 p.m. Positive Place (Oct. 4) 6:00 p.m. Greater Salem Chamber Today (Oct. 4) 6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year 7:15 p.m. Salemfest - Part 3: Craft Fair, International Dinner & SARL Car Show 8:15 p.m. Around Town Scrapbook No. 31: Highlights of Canobie Lake Parks in October - Part 2 9:00 p.m. Around Town: Canobie Lake Park October (2012) 9:30 p.m. Rome & Pompeii: Discovering & Preserving the Past 11:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Awards: Business Person of the Year - Scott Cote Sunday, October 27 12:00 a.m. Around Town: Ghost Hunting with Essex County Ghost Project 12:50 a.m. Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year 1:31 a.m. An SCTV17 Flashback: Salem Today - Senior Health Fair (2012) 6:55 a.m. Lifeway Church Morning Worship (Oct. 20) 8:00 a.m. Grace Assembly of God Sunday Worship (Oct. 20) 9:00 a.m. St. Joseph Church of Salem Sunday Mass (Oct. 27) 10:00 a.m. Granite United Church Morning Worship (Oct. 20) 11:00 a.m. Times Square Church Weekly Service for (Oct. 20) 12:00 p.m. Changing Lives Christian Church Weekly Worship (Oct. 20) 1:01 p.m. Grace Assembly of God Sunday Worship (Oct. 20) 2:00 p.m. Granite United Church Morning Worship (Oct. 20) 2:58 p.m. Lifeway Church Morning Worship (Oct. 20) 3:59 p.m. Changing Lives Christian Church Weekly Worship (Oct. 20) 5:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church of Salem Sunday Mass (Oct. 27) 6:30 p.m. Positive Place (Oct. 4) 7:00 p.m. Greater Salem Chamber Today (Oct. 4) 7:30 p.m. An SCTV17 Flashback: Salem Today - Senior Health Fair (2012) 8:00 p.m. Around Town: Ghost Hunting with Essex County Ghost Project 9:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year 10:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Awards: Business Person of the Year - Scott Cote 11:00 p.m. Rome & Pompeii: Discovering & Preserving the Past Weekday Program Schedule: Local Church Services 8:00 a.m. Monday - Friday www.wjsmallwood.com Growing In Faith Series 8:00 p.m. Mondays (603) 235-4851 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Wednesday Landscape Design and Installation Also: Custom-Tailored Landscape Maintenance Programs Ingram Senior Center Series, Spring Clean-ups Health, Education & Wellness Irrigation System Start-ups and Repairs Series, Massachusetts School of Law series, SCTV 17 Video Marathons & $100 off any landscape install of $1000 and more or Seasonal Programming
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SHS Cheerleaders Salem JV Football Plays Bedford
Salem High School JV Cheerleaders at the school’s football game against Goffstown on Monday afternoon. The Blue Devils take the win, 35-0. The Cheerleader in the air is Faith Duval.
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Salem senior Celeste Souza attempts to kick the ball past a Dover defender during Thursday’s loss. Above right: Freshman Meghan Mulvey battles for the ball with a Dover player. by Jacob Gagnon In the coming years, the Salem High School Girls Soccer team will look back on the 2013 season and realize that it was a necessary first step towards becoming a successful unit. This season has been filled with challenges and growing pains yet, through it all, the Blue Devils have managed to not only improve, but have fun doing so. On Thursday, October 17, the Blue Devils had an opportunity to act as spoilers for a playoff hopeful Dover High School squad. While there were plenty of bright spots throughout the closely contested match, Dover escaped with a 2-0 victory to keep their postseason hopes alive. “We have a young team. We’re playing five or six freshmen. We competed though and that’s all you can ask for,” said Head Coach Kendrick Whittle. Three minutes into the game, Salem junior Harley Chute went down with an injury. She would not return to the game. While Chute’s health was the primary concern, it was evident that her absence on the field hurt the Blue Devils. “She’s kind of the backbone of our team so for her to go down is kind of a blow,” said Whittle. “It definitely hurt us but (freshman) Meghan Mulvey and (sophomore) Ariana Sullivan both played great filling in for her.” Dover scored more than midway through the first half on a rebounded shot following a tremendous save from Salem goalkeeper sophomore Lissa Perry. Thanks to a solid defensive effort and a number of impressive saves between the pipes from Perry, Salem was able to hold Dover to single goal in the first half. “Up top, Kristen Korbani and Ashley Glynn played well,” said Whittle. “All the girls worked hard and did good things.” The Blue Devils, who lacked scoring opportunities in the first half, returned to the field in the second half ready to battle. “It’s a progression as the game goes on they become more comfortable. Typically, this year, we’ve played pretty decent in the second half. We saw that again today.” Salem tenaciously drove through Dover defenders to set up shots. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, they could not score. “We’re young so you saw a bunch of chances (to score) but we’re just not finding the net right now,” said Whittle. Dover scored again within the first two minutes of the second half but was held scoreless for the remainder of the defense-dominated contest. With the loss, Salem falls to 1-11 with a pair of ties on the year. Regardless of the numbers, Whittle is satisfied with the improvements he has seen. “We’re just doing a better job competing. We are not as timid, our decision making seems to be better and goal keeping has been better,” said Whittle. Win or lose, the goal for the remainder of the 2013 season has not changed. The Blue Devils will get better and have fun while they are at it.
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Comments expressed in this column are the sole views of those callers and do not reflect the views of the Salem Community Patriot or its advertisers. Town and school officials encourage readers to seek out assistance directly to resolve any problems or issues. The Salem Community Patriot editorial staff holds the right to refuse any comment deemed inappropriate. “Thumbs down. Elizabeth Warren wants to run for president? First of all, she’s not well known or qualified. But most of all, a woman for president? Are you kidding? Please, folks, wasn’t it bad enough some of you ‘idiots’ voted B. Obama ‘in’ ... now a woman? Please! P.S. By the way, I’m a woman who’d never vote a woman for president or even CEO! Men only!” “Thumbs down to Republican Extortionists. Republicans in the U.S. House demanding negotiations while the government is shut down is extortion. When the debt limit is raised and the US is running for all the people, not just the republicans’ sponsors, the US can negotiate with these treasonous extortionists. There is no use talking to extremist terrorists.” good work Rozumek.” “Thumbs down. A huge thumbs down to the Republican Party, a motley crew that has allowed itself and our nation to be hijacked by a pack of racist malcontents masquerading as ‘tax crusaders.’ The sight of hundreds of them last week marching on the White House waving their Confederate flags, screaming at president Obama to ‘put the Koran down and leave town.’ defined stupidity. Decent Americans want Obamacare to work for all of us, respect the right of every citizen to vote, and never wanted to have our government shut down to push their evil agenda. So why did these Tea Party fools get elected in the first place?” the school and the kids who go there. Did you catch the laser light show they put on last week? It was awesome and the kids loved it. Paid for by your PTA.” “Thumbs down to Salem Planners. How shameful it is that Joe Scott who bought the old Coca Cola plant has suffered financially because of you. His quote in the ET is what many potential developers say. ‘Salem is difficult to work with’ So my question is why is it ok to tear down an old barn near a dangerous intersection and build a drug store/retail plaza, but not an old factory building where there are 4 lanes of traffic?” THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL FROM THE SAME SUBMITTER! This is the last week more than one will be accepted. Thumbs comments are limited to 100 words. “Thumbs up to the illusion of voting. Higher taxes or less service? Tax increase or cancer-causing remote meters? Spinach or cauliflower? Poison or the electric chair? They have us trained to participate so we buy into their authority over us. ‘Did you vote for the meters or not?’ as if the act of voting evaporates Hours: your rights to say no. It’s called Open mind-control folks.” benefit. If you don’t like their decision, you’re just one voice in this town. One vote. So please knock it off and stop wasting our public servants time with petty topics. They don’t need this headache. They have a budget to reduce.” “Thumbs down to the Communist theory that the State owns and controls everything. Government only exists on paper. It’s a fictional concept created by Man to enforce and protect Man’s natural right to keep and use his private property. It lacks the authority to violate the natural rights of its creator. We are the public, and they are the public servants. But they convince a guy with a badge and a gun otherwise. And that’s exactly where we are today, even in the smallest municipalities.” “Thumbs down to our poor education system. Direct taxes are not possible in a truly free society.
“Thumbs down to the 7th grade Rams football coaching staff of 2013. How you can just play your own kids and favorites while all the other boys want to play, learn, grow, just watch on the side lines is so inappropriate. Tune-up your furnace or boiler NOW OIL You are sending negative GAS and SAVE on next winter’s fuel bills vibes to these kids. What role Oil Burner Tune-Up Special- $125 (includes fuel lter) model Dads, coaches, etc., are you – not. Team sports are supposed to be about (team) SERVICE • REPAIR • INSTALLATION • 24 HOURS/7 DAYS work and developing each child emotionally and physically to 27+ years of experience - Fully Insured get better and grow in a positive All Brands High E ciency Hot WaterBoilers , Furnaces & Water Heaters Available way. So coaches, you put in all 603-635-2012 Senior Discounts 603-204-8581 your stars this year – where has it gotten you compared to the “Thumbs down to the Salem Town Clerk’s past?” office. Isn’t there a more efficient way of making “Thumbs up/thumbs down. I’d like to know sure dog owners are licensing their dogs rather why on Columbus Day there was a Highway than sending out a letter days before a Holiday Department Truck No. 22 parked on Bluff Street weekend stating your putting a lien on us ? And with a trailer and transporting a Bobcat tractor that where do you get the legal authority to say I have was being used to clear private property.” 96 hours to respond to the letter or else? I have “Thumbs down to Comcast! Trying to watch friends who have already headed south for the the Bruins game in HD and I keep getting a winter who are pet owners. Personally my dog black screen and or little digital boxes. Calls to died last year and you just reminded me of a Comcast go nowhere!” very sad time we had in our home. You want to know why citizens don’t like dealing with you, “Thumbs down to the Birches Academy simple answer, ‘you bring it upon yourselves.’ Principal. Constantly asking for money and they get100K a year for running a show like volunteers, but doesn’t take the time to show up at this. There’s were the waste of taxpayer money a school event? Perfect opportunity to spend time is. What did it cost to write the letter, staff time with the children and the school community, but in researching dog owners and postage for a $25 that’s not what’s important to her; she just wants license? Just dumb.” families to volunteer their time and donate their
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“Thumbs up to those who lead a positive life, I applaud you. There is way too much negativity in the world it takes too much energy to be miserable. Make the best with what you are given that’s all you can do!” “Thumbs up. The Salem Fire Dept. hit a home run with their open house the other Saturday. There were so many events, demos, entertainment, food and drinks and contest for the kids and adults to do. The best part was seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces. Congratulations to Chief Breen and his staff as well as the vendors who donated their time and products. My only question was whether it was Chef Breen’s chili recipe or his wife, Martha’s who I hear is a better cook.”
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“Thumbs down to Mr. Rozumek. Why are we getting rid of a solid coach in Mr. K for boys lacrosse. I just found out that Mr. Rozumek with his infinite knowledge of Lacrosse has decided to get rid of a Coach who isn’t afraid to hold kids to a higher standard. Maybe you should stick to the sports you know like football. Oh that’s right; your great decision making has brought us a 1-21 record over the last two plus years. Keep up the
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state ‘there must be a better way.’ There is and it’s called volunteering your time and showing up to PTA meetings and events like all the other volunteers. The meetings are open to the public and you can voice your opinions and ideas to a forum of your peers. The schedule of meetings is posted on the PTA website at www.lancasterpta. org. Show up and participate instead of griping to a newspaper. There’s always time, there are plenty of volunteers who work full and part time all the while taking care of their families and helping out
“Thumbs up to solving the 11-5 moral problem at Town Hall in 2 minutes! ‘Dear personnel. From Like us on now on you are never to impose an order on any man or woman For A Chance To Win unless they are a town employee under your direct authority, and www.BlackMooseCountryStore.com A Gift Certi cate! they are on the clock. These people created us. And the Cobbetts Pond Plaza, 4 Cobbetts Pond Rd, Windham, NH creator is never subject to the created. If you order someone to pull over, to Congress controlled ‘The Territory Northwest of get their tail-light fixed, or to have a water-meter the River Ohio’ granted in the Treaty of Paris. installed, we will get hit with a whopping bill for Today, that proprietary power is somehow fulfilling that order.’ After all, all men are created believed to include all land within the union of equal.” 50 individual countries (states). The bankers have done it by conquest, but nobody has figured it out. “Thumbs up for the experience building a huge And our educators avoid the truth.” 60 million dollar three-story school from the ground-up in the City of Boston a few years ago. “Thumbs up. All federal administrations Orchard Garden. So I guess the extra 15 million were created under the New Deal contract of proposed for the new Salem High School is for the 1930s. Governmental authority stems from ... what, taking down the current building? That that contract. That contract supersedes the law. seems a bit high for a complete demolition to The only trouble is, a contract dies with the make way for a new three story structure!” parties. And I don’t think Franklin D. Roosevelt is still alive. Heirs are not liable for the terms “Thumbs up to our police. They are just and conditions of a contract. So they have no following orders. They know all about orders. jurisdiction over you and I unless you were of They get paid to follow orders. So when an working age at that time. That makes you over officer gives you an order, carry it out. Then send 103 today. But our elected officials want to keep the town a bill. Simple. No need to get into an this a secret. And an economic crisis may result argument on the side of the road. These guys are in a new contract.” high strung. A simple bill will suffice. Because everyone knows a man cannot order another “Thumbs up to the poster who pointed out man to do anything without just compensation. the town’s power. It only has power over town Slavery was abolished.” property. If I can’t tell my neighbor what he can or can’t put in his house, I sure can’t elect “Thumbs down to property taxes. They are someone to do it. What a wake-up call.” creating false obligations. The county records personal property as if it were commercial property. Then the municipalities apply a direct Thank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs tax on that commercial property. Same with up or down, are anonymous and not written by the Salem your car. But don’t expect an honest answer Community Patriot staff. Thumbs comments can be sent from an attorney; they are in on the fraud. We via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at thumbs@arcreated government to administer publicly held eanewsgroup.com. When submitting a Thumbs comment, property, and to regulate specific commercial please specify that you would like it printed in the Salem activity between the 50 countries that form this Community Patriot. During the election campaign, no great nation called the United States (countries) of comments will be allowed that are direct endorsements America.” or censure of candidates on the thumbs page. No names “Thumbs down to the ongoing signage are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. complaints. Our selectmen are elected to Comments should be kept to 100 words or less. administer public property held in trust for our
William D. Dryden, 34, passed away on October 16th at his home in Derry, NH after a brief illness. He was born on July 17, 1979 in Methuen, MA. He was a longtime resident of Windham, N.H. where he attended school and graduated from Salem High School in 1998. He worked as an apprentice electrician for several years before becoming disabled. Bill was a very compassionate, giving person who was quick to share with others. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was always there with a laugh and a smile. He was a big fan of Boston sports teams, and also enjoyed the outdoors while swimming, fishing, camping, and especially when having campfires with friends. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his parents William F. and Christine J. (Bourassa) Dryden of Windham, NH, Sister, Captain Michelle R. Dryden of Burlington, MA, paternal Grandmother, Geraldine E.
Rose A. (LeDuc) Keyes
Rose A. (LeDuc) Keyes, 91, of Salem, died October 15, 2013, at her residence. Rose was born in Fryeburg, ME, the daughter of the late Marion (Beaudoin) and Philias Christian. She graduated from Edward F. Searles High School in Methuen. MA. She was a member of Mary Queen of Peach Church. Rose was a homemaker and she was a fabulous cook, known for her black moons and strawberry cake. Her strawberry cake will be featured in a five star restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. Rose was devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband, Richard Keyes of Salem; her children, James McComish and his wife Carol of Peoria, AZ, Gary “Mac” McComish of Sarasota, FL, Linda Keyes and her husband James DeRivera of Ventura, CA, and Richard Keyes II and his wife Deborah of Salem; her grandchildren, Jennifar and Robert McComish, Hannah McComish, Robert and Tanya Lawrence, Cade, Shane and Nichole Keyes; five greatgrandchildren, Christian, Emilia, Hunter, Chloe and Jasper. A Funeral Mass was held October 19 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, followed by burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, MA. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem had care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
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(Bauchman) Dryden, of Tarpon Springs FL, Maternal Grandmother, Geraldine M. (Sheehan) Bourassa, of Methuen, MA, aunts and uncles Robert Grasso and his wife Patricia C. (Dryden) of Woodstock, GA, Kenneth F. Bourassa and his wife Gloria of Methuen, MA, Stephen C. Dryden and his wife Terry of Acworth, GA, Kathleen M. (Bourassa) Bartlett of Methuen, MA, Thomas C. Dryden, of Acworth, GA, John Connors and his wife Maureen D. (Bourassa), of Manorville, NY, great aunts and uncles Richard J. Morway and his wife Carol (Bauchman) of Windham, N.H., Jacqueline Crowell of Methuen, MA, Alfred Gardiner of North Andover, MA., and many cousins. Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 20th from 3 -7 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH. The Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Parish in Windham. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to: Center for Life Management, Attn: Accounting, 10 Tsienneto Rd., Derry, NH 03038 214 Main Street, Salem, NH To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com www.douglasandjohnson.com
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Gertrude E. (Chadwick) Wolfe
Gertrude E. (Chadwick) Wolfe, 92, of Salem, died October 18, 2013, at her home. Gertrude was born in Salem and was a lifelong Salem resident and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1939. She was the daughter of the late Harriet (Cross) and Walter Chadwick. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Salem Art League. She was active in the Salem Board of Trade and President of the Windites, a Windham Women’s Club. Gertrude was proprietor of Gertrude E. Wolfe Real Estate which she operated for many years. Gertrude and Harold were instrumental in the founding of Lake Street Garden Center. She enjoyed boating, especially on Cobbett’s Pond, dancing, painting and playing bridge. Gertrude traveled extensively and spoke fluent Spanish. Gertrude was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Harold Wolfe. She is survived by her twin sons, Frank Wolfe and his wife Mary and Charles Wolfe, all of Salem; her sister, Marion Winmill of Windham; her three grandchildren, Timothy and his wife Rebecca of Salem, Melanie and her husband Jeffrey Snyder of Belgium and Thomas and his wife Meghan of San Francisco, CA; her four greatgrandchildren, Ethan and Luke Wolfe and Zachary and Julia Snyder and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers for their devotion to Gertrude. Calling hours are on Friday, October 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions in Gertrude’s name may be made to First Congregation Church, 15 Lawrence Rd., Salem, NH 03079 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
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16 - October 25, 2013
Football Team Stuns Merrimack, 38-14
Staff photos by Jacob Gagnon
by Jacob Gagnon It was a game that, on paper, could have gone either way. Each team had something to prove and a goal in mind as they stepped onto the Grant Field gridiron on Friday night, October 18. Merrimack High School, a 3-3 team before the game against Salem, had started the season off hot, yet faltered in recent contests. Salem High School, on the flip side, had pushed past their earlyseason struggles to become a highly competitive football team. The Blue Devils had beaten West High School two weeks ago and lost to a good Goffstown squad by a mere six points the week prior. The Tomahawks wanted to stop their slide, while Salem hoped to hit their stride. When the paths of these two teams crossed it was the Blue Devils who prevailed in spectacular fashion, slamming the Tomahawks, 38-14. From the opening whistle, everything seemed to go Salem’s way. “The kids came out and played hard,” said Head Coach Bob Pike. “The kids gave a great effort. They deserved it.” After receiving to start the first half, Merrimack was able to drive down into Salem territory. On 4th and one yard to go, the Blue Devils defense cracked down on the Tomahawks to stop their opening offensive attempt to create a turnover on downs. After stopping Salem’s offense, Merrimack scored on their next drive with a touchdown pass midway through the first quarter to take the 6-0 lead. That lead lasted less than a minute. After a couple of carries, senior running back Jason Martinez broke through up the middle and ran nearly 70 yards to tie the game. After forcing Merrimack to punt on their next possession, the
Salem quarterback John Cerretani searches down the field for an open receiver against Merrimack.
The Blue Devils’ defense stops a Merrimack running back in the first half of Friday night’s victory. The Blue Devils did not stop pushing Merrimack in the second half as they received to begin the third quarter. After a pair of runs from Martinez to drive down the field, Cerretani completed a terrific pass to Homsey to set up first and goal. Martinez, for the third time of the night, pushed his way past the goal line for a touchdown for the 31-6 Salem lead. “We came off the ball well, I thought. We blocked well and executed. That’s what it all comes down to,” said Pike. The strangest play of the game occurred on Salem’s next possession. Cerretani completed a pass to Jake Poore. After making contact with a Merrimack defender, the ball popped loose from Poore’s grasp for a fumble. The Tomahawks scattered to pick up the ball but wound up booting it back Poore’s way. Poore recovered his own fumble in the end zone for a Salem touchdown. It was another example that nearly everything had gone right for the Blue Devils. “They’ve had a great attitude and they keep getting better each week,” said Pike. “The goal is to keep getting better.” Merrimack High School opened the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion to push the score to 38-14. In the final Tomahawk possession of the game, the Salem High defense continued their pressure. On 4th and 10, Merrimack’s quarterback took a hit just as the ball was released which led to an interception by defensive back Juan Pena. Salem ran down the clock for the final minutes of the game to clinch the Friday night victory and send a clear message across the Division that the Blue Devils are not to be taken lightly. “It’s their attitude. We had a tough start to the year but the kids just kept working hard and they believed in everything,” said Pike. “That makes all the difference.”
Blue Devils ran into the end zone again, this time with a sixty yard carry from running back Zachary Luiapaka, to take a lead that they would build on and hold for the rest of the game. “Jason (Martinez) and Zach Luiapaka ran hard,” said Pike. “I thought John Cerretani did a great job running the offense and Tim Dodier, a sophomore lineman, did a great job up front.” In the second quarter, the Tomahawks continued to fight back, converting a 4th and 11 for a first down with a pass following a fake punt attempt. Merrimack pushed down the field to threaten at the start of the second quarter. With 11 yards to go on 4th and goal, the Blue Devils defense stepped up again to hold the Tomahawks and give their offense another opportunity to put points on the board. It was an opportunity that the offense would take full advantage of. After a number of crushing carries from the Blue Devils’ running backs, quarterback John Cerretani connected with tight end Austin Homsey for a touchdown and a 19-6 Salem lead. All game, the Blue Devils had used a squib kick during their kickoffs. A squib kick is more of a short, line drive of a kick that is often difficult for the receiving team to control because of the bounces the ball may take. The Tomahawks had difficulty with the squib kick the entire contest. After Cerretani’s scoring pass to Homsey, the Blue Devils regained the ball when Merrimack bobbled the squib kickoff and Salem recovered, continuing their flow of momentum. “We like to squib kick a lot because it’s hard to handle. We’ve been doing that all year,” said Pike. With a minute remaining in the first half, it was Martinez, again, who drove through Merrimack defenders to score. Following another defensive stop, Salem missed a field goal attempt to close out the half while still leading 25-6.
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Girls Volleyball Digs Pink; Spikes Bedford, 3-0
by Jacob Gagnon It was a special night at Salem High School. On Friday evening, October 18, the Salem High School Girls Volleyball squad hosted Bedford High School as a part of their “Dig Pink” night where donations and concession proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Salem community, clad in pink, packed the gymnasium in support of not only their favorite volleyball team, but of loved ones battling or lost to cancer. The Blue Devils did not disappoint. Sporting pink headbands, Salem defeated the Bulldogs, three sets to none (25-21, 25-20, 2522) to record their 12th win of the year. Amanda Bickford, as she has done all year, led Salem. Bickford recorded 12 kills and 14 digs. Ashley Matthews had seven kills while Olivia Burke had nine kills, four aces and four blocks. Rachel Towler recorded 34 assists. The victory over Bedford continued a late-season winning streak that has fueled Salem as they ready for the postseason. On October 11, the Blue Devils beat Alvirne High School, three sets to one (2520, 25-20, 16-25, 25-21). Bickford led with 19 kills. Burke recorded 12 kills. Towler finished with 39 assists and four aces. Sam Riel had six digs while Shari Juranvotis had three blocks. Days later, on October 15, Salem played Exeter High School. Salem swept Exeter, three sets to none (25-10, 25-21, 25-15). Bickford finished with 13 kills while Burke earned eight kills. Towler once again led with assists (35) along with eight digs. Nicki Fallisi recorded four aces and Juranvotis had two blocks. With three matches remaining in the 2013 season, the Blue Devils will need to keep up their winning ways if they are to secure a high seed in the postseason tournament. It appears they are ready to defend their Division Title.
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The Salem girls embrace prior to the start of their match against Bedford.
Field Hockey Wraps Up With Win Over Exeter
by Jacob Gagnon It has been a season of high notes for the Salem High School Field Hockey squad so it was only fitting that they finish their season with a wellplayed victory over a tough Exeter High School team on Thursday, October 17. The Blue Devils won, 5-2, to secure third place in Division I. Salem wrapped up the 2013 season with a 12-2 record and on a seven game winning streak. Kiley Keenan led the Blue Devils against Exeter with a three goal performance. Abby Raymond and Chantalle Dumont each collected a goal in the contest. Amanda Travaglini had three assists, while Lizzy Twomey had one assist. Meaghan Williams turned in another terrific performance between the pipes for the Blue Devils as she made eight saves. Williams survived an early offensive onslaught from Exeter to give her team a chance to compete. Salem has drawn a bye in the first round of the NHIAA Division I Championship Tournament and will meet the winner of the sixth-seeded Bishop Guertin and 11th-seeded Concord High School matchup. The Blue Devils will host the winner of that contest on Friday, October 25.
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