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The town could be on the hook to replace rifles
accidently sold by the police department when they
cleaned out their armory years ago. Ten M1 Garand
rifles, property of the American Legion Post 63, were
being stored at the department since the 1970s, but
were accidently sold recently along with other weapons
to pay for new guns.
Legion Commander Douglas Micklon appeared
before selectmen Monday, November 15 to notify the
board a federal investigation was underway and that the
town could be accountable to replace the rifles. The
combined value is close to $10,000.
An agreement was made with the police department
to store the weapons after the Legion was broken into
in the 1970s and other weapons stolen. “The door
was broken down and they were stolen,” Micklon said,
adding, “I figured the police department would be the
safest place to store them.” The agreement allowed
the police department to use the rifles at any time for
ceremonies in exchange for their storage.
Micklon said recently members of the American
Legion have expressed interest in starting an honor
guard. The group purchased a 1,000 pound gun safe to
protect the weapons. “We don’t have to worry about,
you know, the weapons being stolen again,” he said.
But the group was notified in 2011 by Police Chief Paul
Donovan they had been traded by the department. “The
police department actually sold them,” Micklon said.
The Legion has since requested new weapons from
the United States government, but an investigation has
been launched because of the sale. “They’ve never had
a police department sell weapons before,” he said.
Town manager Keith Hickey said it was unknown to
the department the rifles were not theirs. “The guns
were in that weapons room in the police department
over 20 years,” he said, adding, “They were not marked
property of the American Legion.” Hickey said storage
of the weapons might have been for different reasons
than Micklon described. He suggested working with
Donovan to resolve the problem.
Micklon said there was nothing to discuss. “I’m just
making you aware since it’s the budget season,” he said.
The Legion is waiting to hear back from the
government whether or not they will receive
replacement weapons. Micklon said the investigation
has been pending for three months.
Chairman Everett McBride directed Micklon to see
if new weapons will be granted and that discussions
would be continued, if they were denied.
submitted by Daisy Cleaners
Though a business can be small, through service and support, it
can make a large impact in the community. In New Hampshire,
small businesses are the backbone making up a successful economy
and state government.
Service is important to help the local community thrive according
to Jim Desjardins, owner of Daisy Cleaners in Salem. When not at
the shop, Desjardins devotes his time to serving the community. And
that service is not being ignored. Desjardins has been recognized
for his work and company’s service multiple times over the past year.
Daisy Cleaners is located in the heart of Salem’s Depot, and works
to serve the community surrounding it. “If the community is good to
you, it’s good to give back to the community,” he said. “It goes full
Desjardins is an avid supporter of the Greater Salem Boys & Girls
Club. “It’s important for the kids to have some place safe to go after
school,” he said.
By the time he was in third grade, Desjardins parents had divorced
and he spent most of his time after school home alone. He wants
children to have a place to go and people to interact with while their
parents are at work. When students arrive at the club after school,
there is a great energy that fills the building. “You need to be there
at 2:30 p.m. to watch the kids come off the bus,” Desjardins said,
and that energy is what makes his service worth it.
But, his volunteerism extends far deeper into the community. As
an active member of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Committee, Desjardins serves as a liaison
between small business owners and the Town of Salem Economic
Development Department. “Many times there’s a disconnect
between local businesses and the town,” he said. “I’m glad to help
bridge that gap.”
Daisy Cleaners has been in the depot over 50 years and has been
in the family since 1963. First purchased by his father, Desjardins
has been working in the shop over 30 years. Until recently,
Desjardins commuted from his hometown of Concord, but moved
to town about five years ago. “I dove in feet first,” Desjardins said
about his involvement.
His company is also able to support the community. Daisy
Cleaners offered free dry cleaning for Benchmark Office Systems’
recent coat drive. “We cleaned 125 coats which will help keep
people in need warm this winter,” he said. The company also cleans
coats collected at Ski Haus for their annual coat drive.
It’s not just Desjardins helping the community; his wife Sue is also
actively involved. Working with the Salem Animal Rescue League,
Daisy Cleaners is Serving the Community
Thanksgiving at Greater Salem Boys and Girls Club
Salem’s Holiday Parade
Miss New Hampshire’s Teen and Miss Salem, NH Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd
Soldiers from Colonel Bailey’s Second Massachusetts Regiment Shani Qualter, 5 1/2, and Molly Pudil, 8, entertained by the holiday clown
Salem High School Marching Band Shriners drive circles for the crowds
Genesis Lopez Bella Marsland (left) and Sabrina Nazarian (right) Kailynn Carr and Dillon Preziosi Pilgrim Jake Limnukul with cookie
Staff photos by Len Lathrop




Town Could Be
Out $10K for
Gun Sale
continued to page 13- Daisy
Sue and Jim Desjardins
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Christmas Fund Christmas Fund
Claire W. Simensen - $175
Beverly A. Gagnon - $100
Paul & Kate Marchand - $250
Lucien & Katherine Marsan - $50
George & Marguerite Snodgras - s
Harry & Marjorie Nelson - $100
Michael & Heidi Gervino - $325
Della Highfield - $25
George Perry - $75
Johanna Sabatini - $25
GFWC-NH Salem Women’s Club
- $100
Ararat Armenian Cong’l Church -
Ann-Marie & Ralph Glynn - $250
Eileen & Richard Ackles - $175
Laurie & David Braica - $325
Philip & Sybill Trachier - $30
Ken & Joyce Folsom - $175
Betty Moore & Bruce Wilson - $25
Sandra & Kevin Harris - $100
Salem Senior Singers - $50
John & Lois Mlocek - $325
Linda & Mitchell Poirier - $175
Barnhill Family - $50
Steve & Laurine Cote - $325
Erin Smith - $500
Francis Reynolds - $4,000
Your contribution can brighten a child’s Christmas and help parents
who are struggling to have something to give their children.
Contributions can be mailed to:
Salem Christmas Fund Inc., PO Box 1234, Salem, NH 03079
Please send your name, address, e-mail address, message to appear in the paper,
and a check payable to The Salem Christmas Fund
Won’t you consider helping a needy family or child with clothing food or toys
this year? For close to 40 years, the Salem Christmas Fund has been helping the
needy during the Holiday Season. The need this year is even greater than ever.
You can make a difference.
submitted by Dick O’Shaughnessy
The Kiwanis Club of Salem has donated $500 to the Salem Christmas
Fund. The money raised by the fund will go to assist needy families at
Christmas. Shown in the picture is Wil Bamford, representing the Salem
Kiwanis Club. The Salem Christmas Fund is deeply grateful to the Salem
Kiwanis for its generosity.
Erika and Dawn
Moretti Recreate this
Year’s St. Lucia Pageant
submitted by Betty Gay
Erika Moretti and her mom, Dawn, are teaching the children the
readings and songs for the St. Lucia Pageant, a Scandinavian tradition.
It will take place Sunday, December 8, at 5 p.m. at Triumphant Cross
Lutheran Church at 171 Zion Hill in Salem, and the public is invited;
refreshments follow the festival.
Erika has been commuting from college on weekends to teach the
children of the church to continue the Lucia tradition in which she
has participated for years, last as Lucia wearing her crown of candles.
It celebrates the story about a selfless young Italian woman who gave
her dowry to help feed people during a famine, which so angered the
man she was obligated to marry that she was martyred.
Erika and Dawn are carrying on Erika’s grandfather’s service to
the community. The Vince Swanson’s Walk-a-Thon is hosted by the
Salem Caregivers every year during Salemfest. The offering received
at the Lucia Festival will be donated to Isaiah 58 Ministries which
works to find affordable housing for homeless people.







Dawn Moretti and her college student daughter, Erika, work together
to carry on two family traditions.
submitted by Dick O’Shaughnessy
The Salem Cooperative Bank
has given a donation in the sum
of $1,000 to the Salem Christmas
Fund. The money raised by
the fund will go to assist needy
families at Christmas.
Shown in the picture, from left
are Branch Manager Karen Dill,
President Ann Lally and Irene
Martin representing the Christmas
Fund Committee.
The Salem Christmas Fund
is deeply grateful to the Salem
Cooperative Bank for its
Bank Donates to Salem Christmas Fund
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

Kiwanis Donates to
Christmas Fund
Elects New President
submitted by Community Crossroads
The Board of Directors of Community Crossroads in
Atkinson recently held their annual meeting and elected
new officers for 2013-2014. Chosen as President was Ken
Ferreira from Londonderry.
Ken is the Executive Director of Student Financial
Services at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, having
oversight of all financial aid, student account, and account
collection initiatives, university-wide. He has worked at the
professional level in the financial aid industry since 1998
and at Franklin Pierce since
Ken has served on the Board
of Directors of Community
Crossroads (formerly Region 10
Community Support Services)
since 2005. He previously
served as Vice President of the
Board from January 2006 to
October 2011.
Community Crossroads
(formerly Region 10) provides
support and services to people
with developmental disabilities
or acquired brain disorders. We
are proud of the fact that over
the past year, we have expanded
our services to include elders
and adults with chronic health
conditions. The Community
Crossroads’ Family Support
Council (FSC) is an advisory
board to Community Crossroads
agency to support, educate and
empower families. For more
information, please visit www. or
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SARL Tanks Participants of
Fifth Annual Amber Moonlight Night
On behalf of the Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL), I want to thank
everyone who made our Fifth Annual Amber Moonlight Night at the
Atkinson Country Club a tremendous success.
We enjoyed over 300 attendees this year, a record for the event. As you
can imagine, we are grateful and humbled by the generosity. Te funds
raised helps carry us through the tough winter months. All of the funds
raised will be used to help us fnd permanent and loving homes for the dogs
and cats in our care.
Te day would not have been possible without the generosity and
professionalism of the Atkinson Country Club and Dave Rattigan of Scamps
Comedy Productions. We also must thank the outstanding SARL volunteers
who assisted us with the event.
Finally, we must thank our generous sponsors from across southern New
Hampshire and northern Massachusetts for their tremendous support:
Harris’ Pelham Inn, Pentucket Bank, Lyn and Chuck Schwager, Bulger
Veterinary Hospital, Canobie Lake Park, Carmen and Steven Gereg, Granite
State Mortgage Co., Hampshire Road Self-Storage, Haverhill Bank, J.
Michael’s Sports Restaurant, Pet Stop Pet Fence Systems, Rockingham
Toyota, Romano’s Pizzeria of Salem, Salem Animal Hospital and the Salem
Community Patriot.
SARL would not be able to survive without your generosity. We can’t
wait until next year!
D.J. Bettencourt, Director of Development and Community Relations,
SARL, Salem
Gratitude and Appreciation for Making
Tanksgiving Meals Possible
I wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to those agencies who
helped us with food and with certifcates in order that more families will
enjoy a complete Tanksgiving meal on Tursday. Service Credit Union
and the staf and students of North Salem Elementary School provided us
with at least 30 or 35 bags of groceries, part of which was used to make up
Tanksgiving baskets for Salem families. Te Salem Boys and Girls Scouts
provided our pantry with 40 boxes of food several weeks ago which carried
us through the month. Other companies provided gift cards to local grocery
stores as well so that the baskets could include fresh foods for the meal.
It is indeed encouraging when so many organizations “pitch in” to make
sure that no one sufers from hunger when our Nation is giving thanks
to God for all we are and all we have. Have a Blessed Tanksgiving and
Christmas holiday that has Christ at the center.
Deacon David Costello, Saints Mary & Joseph Parish, Salem
Te First Dictator in America
I was born on July 20th, 1932. Our newly elected President faced the
worst depression America has ever known, with 25 percent of its people
unemployed; men sold apples on the street corner for a nickel a piece in
order to feed their families, Soup Kitchens were swamped with the hungry,
and bread lines were many blocks long . It was a terrible time to be born.
Millions were jobless. Millions more were hungry. 1932 was the height of
the depression; Pres. Hoover was overwhelmingly rejected by the voters, a
Mandate had been given to the new President, and a brand new way of life
for America was about to begin.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a tall, rugged, handsome man, charming, and
wealthy as King Midas, was to be my one and only President for the next
13 years, the longest serving President in history. Most Americans did not
realize he was crippled from the waist down by the scourge of his day, polio.
Te press gave a gentleman’s agreement never to photograph him from the
waist down in his steel braces. When he gave his frst speech to Americans,
the new media darling, radio, carried his eloquent messages to millions of
American homes with his famous “freside chats.” He confdently said to
millions of terrifed citizens that “we have nothing to fear, except fear itself ”
and put his Congress where his mouth was by passing radical bills that
turned Capitalistic America into a Semi-Socialistic nation almost overnight.
His rich friends were stunned by his behavior. He was called a “traitor to
his class” because Roosevelt’s new friends were the “common man,” the shop
workers, the former Abraham Lincoln Black Republicans, and the unions
... in short the average American voter. His wealthy friends called him a
“communist,” and unlike today’s Media’s love for Pres. Obama, the Times
Magazine owner, Henry Luce, one of his upper class friends wrote: “today,
with few exceptions, members of the so-called Upper Class frankly hate
Franklin Roosevelt.” (See the National Bestseller book: “Traitor to his Class”
by H. W. Brands 2009.)
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941, Roosevelt
calmly assured Americans that “this was a day of infamy” but we would
band together as the most powerful people in the world and conquer
all our enemies, including the German, Adolph Hitler, Japan’s Emperor
Hirohito, and Italy’s Mussolini. And he did. Roosevelt died in 1945, never
seeing Pres. Truman’s decision to drop two Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima,
and Nagasaki, August 6th, and 8th, 1945, each bomb killing over 80,000
civilians, man, woman, and children, which ended the war. He was my
boyhood hero, the most powerful man in the world, and he had almost
single handedly defeated our enemies, changed our Capitalistic, small
Federal Government, with a rugged individualist history “every man for
himself ” philosophy, into laying the foundations for a form of government
that would take care of its people from the cradle to the grave. Little did we
know then that Americans, like many European nations, could come to love
a dictator, and that Semi-Socialism would continue on its course to a full
blown Socialism, a new way of life where the Government runs everything.
Tat was 68 years ago.
All that America needed was another Roosevelt, and fnally he has come.
Representative Bob Elliott, Salem
Open Letter to Senator Chuck Morse
What are you going to say to the over 50,000 people, a percentage of
whom are probably your own constituents, when you and your Senate
Republicans have now denied them health care through the Medicaid
Expansion program starting January 1, 2014? Tese are the working poor
who are working two and three part-time jobs, making minimum wage to
support their families here in New Hampshire, but unable to aford the high
cost of health insurance. Feeling a lump, ill or hurt themselves, they will
turn to the emergency room, where we the citizens of New Hampshire end
up paying for these services through our tax dollars.
Not even our own New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner or Director
of the New Hampshire DHHS felt your compromise plan was a viable one
that would beneft our New Hampshire families in this situation of unable
to get health insurance through their employers working under 30 hours.
I only hope the over 50,000 remember this at the next election. Like our
great President John F Kennedy said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer
or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.”
Jane Lang, Salem
Scouts’ Food Drive a Huge Success
Tanks to Many Volunteers
Te community of Salem and the Scouts did it again this year! Te food
drive on November 9 was a huge success! Te Scouts, their leaders and
parents worked hard. Every year all of you go out on this mission of love for
your fellow man. One week you drop of all the information and the next
week, out you go to collect the food (many, many man hours). Yes! Te
Scouts asked and the Salem community responded.
Te Food for the Hungry Food Pantry, a Mission of the Pleasant Street
United Methodist Church, was a recipient of the food that was collected. It
helped us to fll our Tanksgiving bags (together with the turkeys from the
Scottish Highlands and their golfers). Tanksgiving will be a blessed day for
“our families.” We served 78 of these Salem families.
Another group that enables this pantry to function is the volunteers.
Without them, none of this would be possible. Tese “Angels” show up
week after week, work hard, and give love and compassion to all. We are
also blessed to have as our coordinators Sally Perkins and Phyllis Marchalitis,
with support by our Pastor, Susan Walker. We are constantly being blessed.
With the Grace of God, our, volunteers, and our Community, we hope to
continue serving our Salem families for as long as we are needed.
Kay Panciocco, Salem
AARP Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers
For 2013 Season
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation
and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help taxpayers
who are seeking assistance preparing and fling their 2013 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.
Tax-Aide is also in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish
to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on
a limited basis for qualifed program-related expenses. Tey help taxpayers
at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless
“In the last ten years, we’ve assisted hundreds of people in preparing and
fling their tax returns,” said Frank Rawa and Don Simmons. “We could
not do it without our volunteers, who make an indelible mark on the
communities they help.”
Last year, more than a dozen Salem AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped
over 650 taxpayers returning almost one million dollars in refunds. Tey
joined the more than 34,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers across the country,
helping millions of taxpayers each year.
For more information on how you can join the AARP Tax-Aide team in
Salem, email either Frank Rawa or Don Simmons at
AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, ofered in
conjunction with the IRS.
Frank Rawa, AARP Tax-Aide Local Coordinator, Salem
Delayed Openings and Early Release Days Are Necessary
by Michael W. Delahanty, Ed.D.,
Superintendent, SAU 57
These days, much is written about the
benefits of an extended student school
day. It may appear odd then, that we’re
cutting six different school days short this
year. Through delayed openings and early
dismissals we change students’ schedules
and we inconvenience parents. However,
we wouldn’t schedule these opportunities
if we did not believe wholeheartedly
that this necessary time will improve
opportunities for children.
The work of schools is much different
than it was a generation or even a decade ago. The complexities
associated with teaching and learning cannot be overstated. Further,
the strategies teachers use, the attention they pay to individual
learners, and the content they teach is significantly more formal
today. Meetings often take place at either the beginning or end of
many school days when teachers and administrators discuss district
initiatives. However, some of our improvement efforts require
all teachers and administrators to be available at the same time.
The delayed opening and early release times provide some of the
necessary opportunities.
We use this time for teachers to advance initiatives related to
curriculum, instruction and assessment. For example, some of
our work last year resulted in college and career ready curriculum
standards that elevate the complexity of course content. Also, the
time has been used to discuss teaching models that better ensure
individual student needs are met. The goal is to better address the
ranges of abilities that always have existed in classrooms.
This year’s efforts are focused on literacy and mathematics content
and instruction at the elementary school level, while the high school
and middle school teachers are focused on common assessments
that are aligned with the revised content of their courses.
Additionally, elementary teachers are developing units of study that
will further ensure consistency with revised standards and learning
For the past few years we have completed a great deal of
curriculum work during the summer weeks, but without the delayed
openings and early dismissals we could not have the consistency
we need across schools and throughout the grade levels. The time
has been invaluable toward elevating our content and student
The units of study and the correlated assessment work will provide
valuable understanding of student learning and allow us to adjust
teaching accordingly. Some students will need additional help and
more time to learn while others will have the curriculum content
extended for them. The work done in collaboration with colleagues
is the key to making all of this happen.
Our next steps include the use of data to find specific areas for
improvement. The key is to continue the search for strategies that
ensure our children’s success.
We are grateful for parent and community support of our efforts.
A Message from the Superintendent....
Holiday Weekend
submitted by Salem Police Department
During the holiday weekend, including “Black Friday,” Salem
Police responded to over 500 calls for service and made 29 arrests
on a variety of charges.
Generally, shoppers were very well behaved and there was only
one arrest specific to conduct. A female, Rena Samith, 27, of
Lowell, MA, was taken into custody on Wednesday, November 27,
at Target for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing. She
was later released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail.
In comparison to previous years, it was a busy weekend but with
less custodial arrests and less issues specifically related to “Black
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Salemhaven Breaks Ground for New Rehabilitation Center
by Len Lathrop
Working toward their goal statement of “We are
Above and Beyond Assisted Living, ” ground was
broken on a rainy Friday morning for an addition
that would provide a new rehabilitation gym
with treatment rooms and several new residential
This, just under a million-dollar project, was
designed by Lavallee Brensinger Architects and
will be constructed by Bonnette, Page & Stone.
Trident is the project manager and financing is
from Pentucket bank.
Ray Milliard, Salemhaven Administrator,
explained that there would not be any
interruption in rehabilitation services at the
facility. As the new addition is built, renovations
will be made to the area and rooms that the
addition will replace.
From left: Barry Baitier, Project Manager, Bonnette, Page &
Stone; Keith McBay, Vice President, Bonnette, Page & Stone;
Tim Brochu, RA, Lavallee Brensinger Architects; Mike Collins,
Chairman of Building Committee Board of Directors; John
DeBaum, SVP Commercial Loan Of cer, Pentucket Bank;
Raymond Milliard, Administrator, Salemhaven; Gino Baroni,
Owner and Managing Principal, Trident; Owen Williams,
President of Salemhaven Board of Directors; George Tylus,
Bonnette, Page & Stone, Vice President of Silverthorne Board of
Directors; and Paula Faust, Administrator, Silverthorne.




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Boston Post Cane Presented
to Ruth L. Henning
submitted by Patti Drelick,
Salem Senior Services
Ruth Henning was awarded Salem,
NH’s Boston Post Cane on Wednesday,
November 20, at 2 p.m. at Windham
Terrace, 3 Church Road,
Ruth L. Henning is Salem’s
most senior resident at 99
years old. She was born
January 16, 1914 in Methuen,
MA. Ruth was one of four
children born to William and
Wally Henning. She had two
brothers; William and Carl;
and one sister, Martha.
Ruth grew up in Lawrence,
MA. While at the John R.
Rollins Grammar School she
was awarded the Principal’s
Gold Medal for exemplifying
what a ‘Best Student’ should
be. She still speaks proudly
of that medal today. After
graduating from Lawrence
High School, she went on to
Cannon’s Commercial College
in Lawrence to become a
professional secretary. Her
career included working at the Homeowner’s
Loan Corp and Avco.
Her passion has always been her faith and
music. She studied under renowned Organist
and Choir Master, Fred Jones, of Grace
Episcopal Church in Lawrence. She went
on the play the organ at Central Methodist
Church in Lawrence for 15 years.
In 1948, upon the passing of her mother,
Ruth and her father moved to Salem,
NH to live with her sister, Martha Foley.
She became the organist for the First
Congregational Church in the 60s. When
the choir director retired she also became
Choir Master of the 15 member choir. In
2007, the church presented Ruth with a
plaque to honor her 55 years of service and
participation as Organist, Choir Master,
Church Council Secretary, Church Treasurer,
member of Philathea (the women’s group)
and outstanding stewardship. From 1986
to 2004, Ruth played a straight 18 years of
worship services without missing a week!
Ms. Henning’s other great pleasure is her family, which
includes five nieces Priscilla Cravino, Sandra Hebsch,
Carol Tordoff, Nancy Callahan and Wendy Lisbon; one
nephew who has pre-deceased her, Bruce Henning along
with seven grand- and numerous great-grand nieces and
Though Salem’s original Boston Post Cane was lost, it
is believed the town’s original cane recipient was lifelong
Salem citizen and former state representative Charles
Kimball, who was born in 1822 and held the post until
his death in 1911, at the age of 89. Frank “Pop” Bemis,
former stationmaster of the Salem Depot, was awarded
the cane in the late 1950s, and held the honors until
1970, upon passing at the age of 99. In 2005, Salem
Senior Services Director, Patti Drelick, resurrected
the program and obtained replica canes. Among the
more recent cane recipients were Frances Anderson,
103, August 2005-March 2008; Hilda Telfer, 104,
March 2008-April 2008; Herman Harrison, 102, May
2008-February 2011; and Harry Garabedian, 101, May
2011-September 2013.
From left: Selectman Pat Hargreaves, Salem Town Manager Keith Hickey, Director
Patti Drelick, Salem Senior Services and Ruth L. Henning (seated)

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Contractors Currently Wait Nearly a Month
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Third party review firms could be the key to alleviating delays in the
building inspection department, helping contractors stay on track.
Selectmen approved a proposal Monday from Assistant Town Manager
Leon Goodwin calling for private inspectors, approved by the town, to be
able to review building plans.
An average of 25-percent of the building inspector’s time is spent
reviewing plans. The new proposal would allow for more field inspections.
Town Manager Keith Hickey said plan reviews can take up to a month for
approval. Goodwin said state statute allows for a 60-day review, but it’s not
The proposal allows for contractors to hire a firm to review project plans.
The firm would have to be reviewed by the town before being accepted.
Goodwin said three companies were being recommended, but other
companies would be allowed if they meet the town’s criteria. “I don’t want
to be in the business of choosing whose going to succeed and whose going
to fail,” he said.
A firm which participated in the plan design would not be allowed to
review that project.
Goodwin estimates review of plans by a private contractor would cost the
developer about $650.
The new model would allow more time for inspections by the building
department. Hickey said building and electrical inspections are usually
done within 48 hours of the request. Plumbing inspections can take up
to two weeks. The building inspector would have more time to inspect
plumbing and reduce the wait.
Inspection quality will not be jeopardized.
Goodwin said projects would be inspected in the field by town staff.
“We’re still going to be out in the field inspecting.”
Selectmen raised concerns of allowing contractors to choose their own
firms for the inspection. Selectman Patrick Hargreaves feared contractors
could pay inspectors to approve substandard plans.
Selectman Stephen Campbell agreed. He said his experience with
outside auditors, as an accountant, showed another firm could be chosen
for future projects, if one proved to be too strict. “Somehow we have to be
included,” he said about town oversight. “If you get to pick who does the
review, there’s always that temptation.”
Goodwin said firms would be putting their name on the line and would
not compromise the quality of an inspection. He said the firms are
professional and wouldn’t want to be scrutinized at a public forum. If one
did fail to follow town guidelines, however, they could be removed from the
town’s listing of accepted firms.
Salem won’t be the first town to outsource plan reviews. Goodwin said
communities throughout the country outsource building plan reviews. The
fire department also partially outsources fire code reviews.
Selectmen voted to approve the proposal, with Campbell in opposition.
The plan will take effect January 1.
Salem Farmers Market Shares Locally
Founder Jane Lang and Phylis Marchulaitis from
Food for the Hungry at Pleasant Street Methodist Church.
by Gloria Lavoie
Shoppers braved the frigid temperatures and howling winds on the
Sunday before Thanksgiving to fill their shopping bags with fresh, locally-
grown produce, hearty breads, flavorful cheeses, homemade chocolates,
knitted items, hair accessories, local maple syrup, art, jams, jellies,
spreads, lamb and goat products, artisan jewelry and even freshly made
guacamole. Lake Street Garden Center’s new greenhouse, which is still
under construction, provided necessary shelter from the blustery winds as
farmers, craftsmen and women proudly displayed their offerings to
the public.
The Salem Farmers Market began three years ago and is growing
each week. Founder and President Jane Lang can be found easily,
as she is known for her wide-brimmed hat festooned with colorful
flowers. She has formed an 11 member Board to assist her. These
volunteers, like Lang herself, are passionate about supporting local
farms and businesses. The market changes seasonally according to
what items are in season.
On this particular Sunday, the Salem Farmers Market hosted a
food drive. Baskets were placed at each vendor’s site and shoppers
were invited to “Give Thanks” by donating some of their purchases
to those in need. “It’s our opportunity to not only buy local, but
share local,” the signs on the baskets read. At the end of the day, Phylis
Marchulaitis from the food pantry at Pleasant Street Methodist Church came
to collect the baskets that were filled with wholesome, local goods. “This is
wonderful,” said Marchulaitis.
For more information, visit
Salem Farmers Market Schedule: December 8, 15, and 22, January 5 and
19, February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, April 6 and 20, and May 4 and 18.




Christine and Nathan Stuart, volunteers from Arrowhead Farm in Newburyport with
fresh produce. Greens are grown year round in their greenhouse.
A Holly Jolly
submitted by Sonny Tylus
Come join Play Among The Stars Theatre Groupe for “A Holly,
Jolly Christmas” on Friday, December 13, at Salem High School,
at 7 p.m.
This show is guaranteed to fill your heads with holiday spirit
and cheer! The cast of 58 will sing favorite songs, dance and
march like soldiers. Don’t miss this one night only performance!
Admission is free … donations to support future shows are
Play Among The Stars Theatre Groupe, Inc. is a non-profit
organization for the physically and developmentally challenged.
Based in Salem we serve the Southern New Hampshire and
Merrimack Valley region.
McKinnon’s Market
Raises Over $700 for
the Salem
Boys & Girls Club
submitted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is pleased to announce
that this year’s Grocery Scan Program at McKinnon’s Market of
Salem was a success. By offering their customers the opportunity
to make a $1 or $5 donation to the club during checkout,
McKinnon’s cashiers raised $770.
“Working together, communities and clubs can make a
dramatic difference in the lives of our young people. We can
give them the tools and support they need to graduate from high
school and lead healthy lives. Our youth face risks in today’s
world, but the Boys & Girls Clubs offer solutions,” says Denise
Dolloff, Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of
Greater Salem.
McKinnon’s Market is a family owned and operated market,
boasting locations in Salem and Portsmouth, as well as Danvers
and Everett, Massachusetts. They are a full grocery store,
specializing in meats, yet complete with groceries, bakery,
prepared foods, produce, and wine & cheese. Recently, they
have expanded their selection of all natural and organic items.
Since 1946, McKinnon’s Market’s family strives to stay active in
their surrounding communities.
With the recent increase in the needs of families and youth
the club serves, please consider a donation to the club during
their Annual Giving Campaign, which is currently underway. For
more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
including how to donate, visit their website at
or call to arrange a tour of the facility at 898-7709.
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Food Pantry Donation Drop Off. People are struggling
to feed themselves and their families ... Economic hardships
are still being felt in your town. Now that the cooler
weather is upon us, we will be collecting non-perishable food
items at the Recreation Department to assist those in need. All items
collected will be given to the local food banks. Best drop off times:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon or call to arrange a time
Friday, December 6
Lessons and Carols will take place at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph
Church. In addition to the priests from Saints Mary and
Joseph Parish, the following clergy from Salem will be
participating: Carroll Moore from the North Salem United
Methodist Church, Susan Walker from Pleasant Street United
Methodist Church and Carolyn Stevenson, Rector of St. David’s
Episcopal Church.
Thru Saturday, December 7
The Greater Salem Artists Association will hold its Annual
Art Show and Sale on at the Kelley Library, 234 Main
St, Salem, NH. The show is free to the public and open
Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet the artist at the reception Friday night at 7
p.m. Painting, prints and note cards will be available to purchase.
Saturday, December 7
Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Salem United Methodist
Church, 389 North Main St., Salem. Handmade items by local
crafters - jewelry, crocheted items and more, homemade soups and
baked goods.
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
The Windham Lions will be selling Canadian Balsam Wreaths
and Kissing Balls at Center School parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Each wreath comes with a handmade bow! Each kissing ball comes
with a handmade bow and tails! You can also purchase one fully
decorated! Quantities are limited, so don’t delay! One hundred
percent of the profits from this sale will be used for Windham Lions
Thursday, December 12
Remembering Sandy Hook Candle Light Vigil beginning
at 6:30 p.m., St. David’s Church, 231 Main St., Salem,
across for Kelley Library. Remembering the victims of
Sandy Hook Elementary School on the first anniversary of
the shootings. The vigil will be held outside – if the weather is
inclement the observance will be inside the church. Bring a candle
or a battery operated candle.
Greystone Farm will host its 10th Annual Holiday Stroll Silent
Auction to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 from 5 to
8 p.m., located at 242 Main St., Salem.
Saturday, December 14
Cookies for a Cause Saturday. There is an opportunity
to purchase holiday treats at the Cookie Walk at the First
Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be
a wide variety of homemade cookies. The festive atmosphere
will surely put you in the holiday spirit.
“Selecting the cookies is such a fun family activity,” said Robin
Nottebart, Trustee. ”It will be worth the trip to stop - and there will
be young and ‘young at heart’ crafters to help you complete your
holiday shopping.”
The proceeds from this event will be used to help the missions and
ministry of our Church.
The First Congregational Church of Salem, United Church
of Christ, is located at 15 Lawrence Road. Call the church at
893-3421, or visit the website - for more
information about the church and its programs.
Monday, January 13, 2014
AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid: No one can predict
when cardiac arrest will occur so why not be prepared to
render the life saving skills necessary to save someone’s life?

This course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-only CPR,
child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and
relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. With more than 88
percent of sudden cardiac arrest occurring out of the hospital, it is
vital for the general public to become aware and trained in CPR,
First Aid and AED use. These simple skills will allow you to initiate
the necessary care to save someone’s life. Course is for high school
students and adults and will be held at the Senior Center (1 Sally
Sweet Way). 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fee: $55.
Save the dates:
• April 12: Field of Dreams Spring Clean Up (rain date of April 19)
• April 26: Annual Fishing Derby
• May 10: Greater Salem Earth Festival
Learning About the
First Thanksgiving
Students Help Kiwanis
Pack Food Baskets
Area students joined Kiwanis Club members to pack 25 baskets of food to be
distributed to Salem families. “Town services distribute baskets to families in
need,” said Kiwanis President, Tony Fabrizio.
Dancers Performing in ‘Nutcracker’ Ballet
submitted by Amy
Four New
England Civic
Ballet dancers
from Salem have
been hard at
work preparing
for upcoming
performances of
Tchaikovsky’s The
Nutcracker Ballet
to be performed at
the Rogers Center
for the Performing
Arts at Merrimack
College, North
From left are
Lindsay Jones, Lily
Chartrain, Jane
Hannon and Katie
Chartrain. The
magic begins on
Friday, December
13 at 7:30 p.m.
and continues
on Saturday,
December 14 at
2:00 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. The final performance is Sunday, December 15 at
2:00 p.m. Dancers will grace the stage to delight audiences
in this year’s performance that features new choreography
and costumes. Tickets may be purchased online at www. or by calling the studio at (978)
Students Anxiously Awaiting Spring
Courtesy photo
“Nutcracker” Dancers-Salem





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Children in
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Enrichment made
traditional Indian
head dresses
and learned all
about the first
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submitted by Tyler and Kaleb
Miss Raskow’s class of
North Salem Elementary
School recently did an
awesome science project.
They put soil in pumpkins and
plants sprouted. Finally, the
sprouts were planted outside
of our school. We are looking
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happens in the spring!

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Members and staff at the Greater Salem
Boys & Girls Club worked together to create
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Methuen (MA) Festival of Trees. “This is
what happens when the whole club comes
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Water Main Break on Route 28
by Bob Gibbs
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 27, passersby
on Route 28 in Salem notified police of water coming up
out of the road at Francis Street in front
of Sullivan Tire. When Department of
Public Works (DPW) crews arrived,
water could be seen coming up from
cracks on Route 28. DPW determined
the break was in a six inch pipe that fed
businesses and houses on and adjacent
to Francis Street. A full DPW crew was
required to locate the break that was
buried well below the surface of the
Salem police were needed to divert
traffic. Route 28 at the break location
was down to one lane. Police were
forced to allow traffic to pass at alternate
times. Traffic in both directions of Route
28 was backed up. Traffic often blocked
the depot intersection.
The incident couldn’t have
happened at a worse time. With the
pre-Thanksgiving traffic and the heavy rainfall, many
commuters were late to their destinations. The work was
completed and the road was reopened at 7:10 p.m.




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Cheyenne Barrett received an award from the Salem School
Board for her efforts in fundraising. She raised $300 to fix
playground equipment that was vandalized at Haigh Elementary
submitted by North Salem Elementary School
Thank you to Mandy and Craig Daigle for running the “Yoga
for Kids” program for our students. This is the final week for this
afterschool program and everyone had a great time!
Thank you to all of our North Salem families who supported
our fifth grade winter clothing drive and our VIPS food drive. Your
overwhelming generosity is greatly appreciated and will do much to
help those in need.
Our PTA Holiday Fair will take place on Friday, December 6 in
our school gym. Items will be available for students to purchase for
gifts as well as outside vendors who will have goodies for the adults
to purchase. The fair will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and all
are welcome to attend.
Friday, December 6 will be a school wide Spirit Day – Neon Day!
Wear your neon colored clothes to school and help your class earn
Panther Points.
Our Fifth Grade Winter Chorus Concert will be held on Tuesday
December 10. Friends and families are invited to join us at 7:00
p.m. in our school gym to enjoy songs of the season.
As we start on our new character trait of “Caring” these are
the final students caught showing our previous trait of “Respect”:
Evan O’Neill, Luke Bottomley, Joey Colecchia, Sophia Sousa, Ava
Doiron-Frankland, Maddie McDonough, Zachary Reina, Nick
Collins, Zach Burke, Mac McCarthy and Gwen Vincent.
We are now focusing on the trait of “Caring.” Students caught
showing their caring ways include: Hunter Glickel, Sean Roeger,
Alexa Currao, Robert Martiniello, Jillian St. Hilaire, Jamal
Labossiere, Blake Harvey, Tyler Bedrosian, Anthony Simard, Kaley
Kornacki, Drew Tremblay, Joey Williams, Caitlin Roeger, MacKenzie
DeStefano, Mitchell Raskow, Jamison Allen, Riley Slosek, Adriene
Newton, Zayna Hanna, Zach Burke, Olivia Petersen, Ava Donahue,
Ryan DelVecchio, Mac McCarthy, Patrick Harris, Renae Hewett,
James Lemieux, Shea Callahan, Camryn Mustapha, Andrew Maravelis,
Jaiden Perry and Tyler Gagne.
Last week our second grade students traveled to the Mt. Kearsarge
Indian Museum to learn interesting facts about Native Americans.
Everyone had a wonderful time!
Thank you to all of our North Salem families who took an ornament
off of our Giving Tree to help a family in need. Wrapped gifts are due
back at school no later than Wednesday, December 11.
Our PTA Holiday Fair is this Friday, December 6 in our school gym.
Everyone is welcome to join in the shopping fun! There will be lots
of items for children to purchase for gifts as well as vendors who will
offer items for adults. The fair runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
Our fifth grade chorus will perform for their family and friends on
Tuesday, December 10. The concert will be held in our school gym
starting at 7 p.m.
As a reminder, there will be an early release day for professional
development on Wednesday, December 11. Students will be
dismissed at 1:30 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten is canceled for that
North Salem School is currently focusing on the trait of “Caring”
as part of our Character Counts program. Students caught “Caring”
last week include: MacKenzie
Fitzgerald, Ralph Tashjian, Mia
Molino, Roxy Quinno, Aidan
McDonald, Andrew Morin,
Savannah Eaton, Ryan Poirier,
Jenny Olson, Angelina Hajjar,
Dominic Hamman, Allyson
Martiniello, Shannon Lamb,
Adrian Bari, Shea Callahan, Jack
Kaplan, Sam Scala, Delaney
York, Brayden Ryan, Robert
Martiniello, Blake Harvey, Jack
Maietta, Bella Carter, Sean
Roeger, Shayne Santo, Keagan
Ryan, Kayla Bernard, Cameron
Monahan, Patrick Poirier,
Madison Reina, Gabby Driggers,
Alli Olson, Caitlin Boyle, Jacob
Sarcione, Jackson Doughty,
Camden Morgano, Jackson
Case, Petra Illes, Liliana Burke,
Mia Wheeler, Laila Galvez,
Anna Lemieux, Ava Donahue,
Alana Williams, Zach Burke,
Conner Moore, Raianna Foley,
Hunter Glickel, Bridget Kelly,
Drew Tremblay, Brady York,
Holly Perrault, Ronnie Dow,
Aiden Federico-Dyer, Hailley
Caracoglia, Liliana Foti, Avagale
Karakaya, Madi Hannon, Sam
Maietta, Gavin Heitin, Mason
Emerson, Mikayla Morales,
Calvin Maynard, Brielle Kelly,
Damian Thornton, Isabella
Evangelidis, Jack Schoenrock,
Alex Karibian, Tanner Tessier and
Marcus Bellomo.
National Junior
Honor Society
Members of Woodbury’s National Junior Honor Society came
together to prepare baked goods for Woodbury’s annual Veterans
Day assembly held at the school on Friday, November 8.
Cooking a Turkey
Mrs. Scenna’s afternoon kindergarten class at North Salem
Elementary School is working with Mrs. Fitzsimons’s fifth grade
class on a writing activity. In this picture, fifth grader Ari and
kindergartner Caitlin are writing the steps to cook a Thanksgiving
North Salem
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SHS Crowns Rock-
submitted by Salem High School
SHS held their first ever Rock-Paper-Scissors competition on
November 21. The winner, Jacob Gallagher, will now compete
for state recognition at Derryfield High School in Manchester on
December 14 at 12 noon.
Courtesy photos
Author Gives Pointers
on Writing Poetry
North Salem students were visited by author Jeff Nathan. Mr.
Nathan taught the students how to write poetry. In this picture
fourth grader Caitlin is helping Mr. Nathan during his poem, Take
Me OUT of the Ballgame.
Courtesy photo
Salem Community Patriot | December 6, 2013 - 9
Santa Claus
1 North Pole

Subject: Homes for the Holidays
Dear Santa:
We know you're very busy this time of year getting ready for Christmas, but we want to ask a favor. We need help fnding
forever homes for some of our dogs and would love for you to work your magic.
These dogs have been with us a long time, but they're not misfts. They’re all wonderful in their own way, and all are
deserving of nice homes with families who will love and accept them as they are.
Please tell your elves and anyone else you come across that we're taking $100 of adoption rates to help sweeten the deal.
You'll fnd pictures and write-ups of the dogs below and on our website if this font it too small to read.
These dogs need a Christmas miracle, Santa. Please help them.
Salem Animal Rescue League
4 SARL Drive
Salem, NH 03079
December 2, 2013

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submitted by Haigh School
Students at Haigh recently completed a two
month Get Active Get Fit Challenge sponsored by
Blue Cross Blue Shield and Radio Disney. This
challenge highlighted the importance of daily
physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. All
students were encouraged to be active for at least
20 minutes each day, and as a school, we tracked
our activity. We’ll be submitting our results to
compete with other New Hampshire schools for a
Disney Dance Party and free P.E. equipment.
The holidays are upon us and you can really
hear the spirit in the halls of Haigh School. Our
third grade students have been getting ready
for the Lions Club Community Tree lighting on
December 5 and our fourth and fifth grade Chorus
has been practicing for their winter concert on
December 18. The annual Holiday Shopping and
Breakfast event will take place on December 7
and our next After School Club event is Holiday
Reindeers and Penguins crafts taking place
December 10. Check backpacks and make sure
you have signed your student up! The theme for
our next Haigh Hero is “Diversity and Courage”.
Students are being reminded and encouraged
to accept individual differences and beliefs with
understanding; judge others only on how they
treat people, not on the clothes they wear, the way
they look or the color of their skin; always tell the
truth, even if it is hard to do so; be fair-play by
the rules and be a good sport; and finally; do not
cheat or steal!
Finally, mark your calendars for the next early
dismissal on December 11 and our next PTA
meeting on December 12. Wishing happy and
healthy holidays to all!
submitted by the Barron School
Greetings from Grade One. November was a very busy and exciting month. First
grade students discovered a lot of information about the Pilgrims. They now have a
better understanding of how difficult the voyage on the Mayflower was and how hard
the Pilgrims had to work every day, even the Pilgrim children. First graders found that
some of their chores are similar to those of the Pilgrim children, such as keeping their
rooms picked up and helping with dishes, but they are so thankful that their daily lives
don’t involve carrying water from a stream or gathering firewood.
There’s a lot of reading going on in the first grade classrooms. Concentrating on sight
words and short vowels through activities and games helps them find word wall words,
read morning messages, and of course, read lots of “just right” books. Students have
also learned some important reading strategies when trying to solve a word, such as:
“Does it look right?, “Does it sound right?” and most importantly, “Does it make sense?”
During Reader’s Workshop, students have been making personal connections to stories
and informational books. Using their “schema” helps them gain a better understanding
of the story. If you peek into the first grade classrooms you’ll see a lot of noses in
books. Everyone is working very hard to earn those very special Barron B’s. Reading
awards will be presented very soon, so let’s hope Mr. DiNardo ordered a lot of those
big red B’s. The teachers and students would like to thank all the parent volunteers for
giving their time to listen to readers every week. The students look forward to their one-
on-one reading time.
The strategy above – “Does it make sense?” is heard frequently when students are
working on their math skills too. They have been focusing on comparing numbers,
finding number patterns and learning addition and subtraction facts. In the morning,
they add up lunch choices or compare the temperature from one day to the next.
They have discovered that numbers are used in many different ways as they do these
activities each day. They have been using all these skills to find a variety of ways to
illustrate, explain and solve problems. This might involve acting out a math problem
with their classmates, using manipulatives to show their solution or drawing it. There
are some very creative thinkers in Grade One.
As December quickly approaches, the children will be exploring and learning about
the many different ways people celebrate the holidays and share the spirit of the season.
First graders would like to wish Happy Holidays to all their families and friends.
Skills USA Club News
Salem High School
Staff Member of the Month
Diana Jeans, Health Science and Technology
instructor at Salem High School
submitted by Salem High School
Diana Jeans, a health science and technology
instructor, was selected as the Salem High School
Staff Member of the Month for November. Her
nomination by a parent states that “she is a huge
influence on her students’ desire to become
a nurse. Mrs. Jeans has a wonderful way of
conveying information to the students that they
desire to learn more. Her hands-on approach
is extremely effective and she presents all her
lessons clearly and in an organized manner. Her
sweet personality is very inspiring to her students
and she was very supportive and nurturing. Mrs.
Jeans helps her students gain so much confidence
in their aspirations and she is considered a role
model in every sense of the word. Mrs. Jeans is
always willing to help out if a student is struggling.
In our many college tours this past summer, we
have visited many nursing labs. The girls visiting
are in awe of all the different things that are
going on. My daughter has impressed them all
when she explains that she has been working
with the very same materials and course work at
SHS! Many parents have stopped us and asked
what program she was in. The program of Health
Science and Technology is such a wonderful
program taught by wonderfully prepared
individuals. I am so happy that my daughter has
had the pleasure of learning about the nursing
profession from such a dedicated woman and
professional. Mrs. Jeans deserves the recognition
as Staff Member of the Month. She needs to be
noticed by all!”

‘How to
Cook a
North Salem Elementary
School fifth grader Kenny and
kindergartner Harrison work
together to write the steps to cook
a turkey.
Courtesy photo
submitted by Allison Lewis, Skills USA,
Salem, NH Chapter
Salem New Hampshire’s Skills USA
is a club for career & technical students
at Salem High School. Our students
are wrapping up their annual food drive
and have collected 914 non-perishables
that have been delivered to local food
pantries including the Rockingham
Community Action Council. The
students collect, categorize and box the
food as part of their community service
The following Skills USA students
recently took part in the New Hampshire
State Fall Leadership Conference held at
The Alpine Grove in Hollis; Cody Stiner,
Garhett Albano, Sarah Picarillo, Sara
Mersereau, Cassandra Haley, Kassidy
Condo, Kara Beninati, Bobby Dortona,
Andrew Le, and Brennan Tremblay.
While there, students participated in
workshops such as “Opening Your Own
Business,” “Leadership Styles,” and
“Effective Social Media.” In honor of
Veterans Day, students wrote letters to
our U.S. Soldiers thanking them for their
Students are currently preparing for
their state competitions to be held in the
spring of 2014.
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Tips for Merry Holiday Season Travel
(BPT) - Traveling during the
holiday season can be fun, but it
also offers its fair share of anxious
moments, stress and expense.
This year, between Thanksgiv-
ing weekend and New Year’s
Day, an estimated 100 million
Americans will travel by car, train
or air to visit family or go on va-
cation, based on forecasts issued
in previous years by the American
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The key to avoiding stress and
potential legal issues during the
busy travel season is planning,
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Here are some additional tips
from to keep your
holiday travel plans safe and stress-free:
* Be sure you have all necessary travel documents. A valid ID,
such as a state-issued driver’s license, is necessary beyond the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at the
airport, and will certainly be essential if you want to rent a car at
your destination. If you plan to leave the United States, you must
have a passport. According to the State Department, “all minors
regardless of age, including newborns and infants, must have their
own passport when traveling internationally by air.” FindLaw advises
that you apply for your passport at least six weeks before your trip.
Also, make photocopies of all travel documents - the front and back
of your license, or the information pages of your passport - and store
them in a safe place in the event that your wallet or purse is stolen,
or your luggage is lost.
* Don’t advertise your trip on social media. Posting your travel
plans online such as on social media sites is an open invitation to
thieves. Contact your local law enforcement agency and notify them
of your travel arrangements - they can offer you tips, help assess
the risk of crimes in your neighborhood or add your property to a
“watch list” if you are gone for an extended period. Also, make sure
your neighbors are aware of your travel plans so they can watch for
suspicious activity. Save the social sharing for after your trip.
* Pack smart and carefully. Avoid packing items that cause delays
at airport security checkpoints. Ship gifts ahead of time and pack
electronics and liquids as di-
rected by the TSA (
For liquids, gels and aerosols, use
the 3-1-1 rule - 3.4 ounce -bottle
or less, by volume; placed in a 1
quart-sized clear, zip-top plastic
bag; 1 bag per passenger. Carry
all prescriptions in their original,
clearly labeled bottles. Carefully
follow all TSA rules pertaining to
metal objects, including un-
loaded firearms, which must be
declared at time of check-in.
* Check your insurance cover-
age. If you’re going to take an
extended trip overseas, consider
upgrading your insurance to
ensure you have proper cover-
age. If you rent a car, have copies
of your auto insurance card and
information on hand. Carefully check your personal policy for rental
coverage to make sure you are covered. Consider travel insurance
to reduce the financial blow if you are forced to cancel or interrupt
your trip. Read the insurance policy carefully before accepting and
only go through a respected insurance provider.
* Check your cell phone plan. Don’t assume your cell phone
will work in another part of the country or overseas. Check with
your provider to see what kind of coverage you will have at your
destination, and if you’ll need to upgrade to use your phone. If you
travel out of the country, research local calling procedures before
you leave home. Learn, for example, how payments are handled,
country calling code, etc. Avoid the helpless feeling of trying to
operate a payphone; operator assistance and automated instructions
may come in a language you can’t understand.
* Plan for an emergency while you are gone. Make sure your trip
is fun and carefree by planning ahead for the worst. Check weather
forecasts and set your travel schedule accordingly to avoid potential
setbacks. If you are traveling overseas, or in an area you are not
familiar with, check the State Department website for updated travel
warnings and current credible threats, and determine the location of
the U.S. embassy or consulate where you will be travelling. Always,
be knowledgeable of local laws and customs.
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wrapping gifts, while others do
not enjoy the task at all. Part of
the trouble with gift-wrapping
is the room and tools needed to
wrap all of those holiday trea-
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a corner of the home that is sel-
dom used can make wrapping
presents any time of the year
easier and more enjoyable.
* Find a place to store gift
wrap and the tools needed to
wrap gifts. Many people find
the back of a closet door works
* Install wire hanger racks
so the gift wrap tubes can be
stored vertically along the sur-
face of the door.
* Install a folding shelf on a
hinge, and use that shelf to do
your wrapping. Fold the shelf
up when it is not needed and
secure it with a latch at the top.
* Hang hooks to store tape
and scissors. Attach the scissors
to the hook with a string so
they won’t go missing.
* A basket tucked nearby can
house bows and ribbons so
that they are easily stored until
Having the wrapping station
so accessible also allows you to
take inventory of supplies and
restock when necessary.
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* When it comes to makeup this holiday season, you can be more
daring with your eyes and lips. A deep smoky eye in shades of gray,
bronze or plum is sure to turn up any look. If you are looking to
catch someone special under the mistletoe, nothing stands out more
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you to attend a variety of events
by changing just a few accessories.
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to introduce shine, texture or color.
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your personality and are sure to turn heads.
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Chanukah can bring in, consider
the following figures.
20: The percentage of annual
sales jewelry stores indicate are
made during the month of Decem-
150,205: The number of cloth-
ing and accessories stores open in
the United States as of 2009.
27.2: The amount, in billions of
dollars, spent during the Decem-
ber 2010 holiday retail season.
983: The amount, in millions, of
Christmas tree ornaments imported
from China between January and
September 2011.
34.87: The average cost of
real Christmas trees as of 2011,
Artificial trees sell for an average
of $70.55.
4.0: The percentage the National
Retail Federation expects retail
sales to increase this year.
2012: The year when holiday
retail sales were the weakest since
2008. According MasterCard
Advisors SpendingPulse, sales
in the last two months of 2012
increased by just 0.7 percent from
the previous year. Some financial
analysts blamed Hurricane Sandy,
an epic storm that caused billions
of dollars in damage along the
eastern coast of the United States,
for the small increase in consumer
24: The percentage of U.S. retail
sales made by only the Northeast
and mid-Atlantic states.
8.4: The percentage growth of
online sales from 2011 to 2012.
Online sales generally make up
about 10 percent of total holiday
70: The number, in millions, of
poinsettia plants sold in the United
States each year.
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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
“Thumbs up. Thank you, thank you to whoever
has given numerous notice both in print and
on the Area News Group website to the town
employees in costume who think they have
authority over men and women on the roadways.
We are not employees. They have no more
jurisdiction than the librarian. So now we can sue
them in their personal capacity for bothering us as
we go about our business. They think the piece of
plastic (State Property) we hand them gives them
jurisdiction. That license is not our property. We
need to stop claiming it’s ours.”
“Thumbs up to Mrs. McD for finally standing
up for herself and sending Mr. ‘I won’t call an
ambulance, I’m an elected official’ packing!
Good luck to you!”
“Thumbs up to the ‘nobody’ at Cumberland
Farms a few weeks ago. You were somebody
to me. Your gentle kindness
helping me with my coffee was
the highlight of a rotten week
and terrible weekend, and you
made my step a little lighter with
your outreach. God Bless.”
“Thumbs up to everyone that
only drives sober!”
“Thumbs up to SARL! They
did a fantastic job raising money
at the fundraiser comedy night
and an even better job saving
all of those dogs from the
Florida shelter that were about
to be euthanized! Christmas is
coming, get out there, and give
one of these dogs a loving home
for the holidays!”
“Thumbs down to State Rep
Waterhouse in his defending
of Rep Garcia’s voting against
a casino in Salem. You praise
Rep Garcia for sticking to her
principles, but that’s not what
we sent her to Concord for.
The title Representative means
you are there to represent
your constituents whom she
obviously is out of touch with.
Remember the last ‘up and
coming’ member of the GOP
from Salem ended up going to
the dogs. Rep Garcia will have
a similar fate for her principles
and voting no on a casino.”
“Thumbs down to Marilinda Garcia running for
a senate seat. She is for herself and not the people
of NH (remember Rockingham Park voting). Does
the state of NH want to send another useless
Republican to vote in the senate and mess with
your 401Ks and retirement savings? Marilinda
is a Sara Palin, you want to hide her. Come
on Republicans, is this the best you can do?
Marilinda is looking for a new job because she
messed up her state rep job. Be smart and vote
against her. Bye bye Marilinda.”
“Thumbs down to McBride and the rest of the
Board of Selectmen. Something should happen
this time but it won’t. We all know everyone of
you is afraid of Campbell and you’ll sweep this
one under the rug too!”
“Thumbs up to another fantastic Holiday
Parade! Thank you to all who help coordinate this
fun annual event!”
“Thumbs up to Town Manager Keith Hickey.
One doesn’t tell the truth and the other one has
no financial clue. Everett McBride never seems
to back him up. Good luck Keith! I don’t know
if in my job I could put up with the likes of Steve
Campbell and Pat Hargreaves.”
“Thumbs up to the Salem Water Department.
Often with such temperature changes this time of
year, you can find half a dozen or so of these men
giving up their time to fix a water main break.
Whether it’s an early Sunday morning or a cold,
dark evening they leave their families for us, on
the spot. This recently happened twice within a
couple of weeks in parts of our neighborhood. A
kind and trusted leader advises affected families
about to what to do and what to expect, then they
work until the job is done. We much appreciate
it. Thank you guys!”
“Thumbs down to Comcast. The bill keeps
getting higher for fewer channels. Your service is
always cutting out; I’m ready for an antenna!”
“Thumbs down to Verizon Wireless for not
having LTE service everywhere in town. We pay
the same price as people in
cities for crappy service.”
“Thumbs up to the Salem
Christmas Parade. I made it out
despite the rain and the floats
were wonderful.”
“Thumbs up to Assistant
Town Manager Goodwin. Your
proposal for private plan review
will encourage development in
town and increase the tax base
taking the burden off us tax
payers. You would think the self
proclaimed ‘accountant’ would
understand that.”
“Thumbs up to the Boys and
Girls Club for their wonderful
routine in the parade. Glad to
see so many local organizations
“Thumbs down to the
selectman who lied Monday
night when he said he didn’t
approach firefighters in the
supermarket. They were in their
uniforms. If you can’t remember
that, maybe you forget what us
tax payers tell you.
“Thumbs down to Patrick McDougall.”
“Thumbs up to Mike Lyons, three more years!”
“Thumbs up to the new intersections on Sand
Hill Road. They are great and really improve the
safety in the neighborhood.”
“Thumbs up to the High School renovation.
That building is deplorable. We need a better,
safer, and cleaner structure to educate our future.
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State Rep. Marilinda Garcia Files Run for Congress
New generation Republican committed to fscal responsibility and being an honest vote in Washington
submitted by Brad Stevens
Pledging to bring a new generation of fiscally responsible
leadership to Congress, State Representative Marilinda Garcia has
filed paperwork to run for the Republican nomination in New
Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. A four-term member of
the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Garcia has a strong
record of supporting economic development, the strengthening
of local control and choice in education and the full repeal of
“I look at Washington, DC and am tired of the dysfunction.
Elected officials are supposed to be public servants committed
to putting the needs of the country first, not self-aggrandizing
politicians making promises they don’t intend to keep,” said Garcia.
“I simply cannot stand by while our state continues to be hurt by
an overreaching federal government that is recklessly spending our
country into debt, punishing entrepreneurship and taking away our
“If we want to solve our country’s problems, we have to change
the kind of people we send to Washington and that’s why I’m
running for Congress,” said Garcia.
Marilinda is focused on removing obstacles to business
development and job creation in the Granite State, strengthening
education opportunities for children, and working towards patient-
centered reforms that actually drive down the cost of health care.
“The President’s top-down, government-knows-best health care
law is causing a great deal of pain for thousands of New Hampshire
families, with more to come as the mandates take effect.
“I will work to replace this expensive ObamaCare mess with real,
bottom-up reforms that take power out of the hands of politicians
and put power into the hands of consumers,” said Garcia.
Marilinda Garcia is a lifelong New Hampshire resident and a
four-term member of the state House of Representatives. A graduate
of Tufts University, the New England Conservatory of Music and
Harvard University, Marilinda works in education and cyber-security.
New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District is one of the
most politically competitive seats in the country, having changed
parties three times since 2006 (in 2006, 2010, and 2012).
Boys & Girls
Club of Greater
Salem Accepting
Donations for
Winter Sports
Equipment Swap
submitted by the Boys & Girls Club
of Greater Salem
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will
host its Winter Sports Swap. The swap will be
held on Friday, December 13 from 6:30 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the club on 3 Geremonty
Drive. The club is accepting donations now thru
December 13 of all “previously enjoyed” or new
sporting goods for all seasons. All donations
can be dropped off at the club, Monday through
Friday, between 1:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The idea of the swap is to get sports equipment
that isn’t being used into the hands of children
who will use the equipment. Children attending
the swap can come in and pick up any equipment
they may need and the cost is free. We usually
have cleats, skates, bats, basketballs, lacrosse
equipment, batting helmets, skateboards, shin
pads, shoulder pads and more! Ideally, people
will trade in equipment they no longer use or
outgrew and continue to donate it back. This
cycle will allow this event to continue.
Cash donations are also optional, with 100
percent coming back to the Boys & Girls Club of
Greater Salem.
Thank you for your continued support and for
giving children the equipment to follow their
dreams. Any questions, contact Jeff DiSalvo at
898-7709, Extension 11 or jdisalvo@salembgc.
of Southern NH
Shoplifter at Lowe’s
by Ron Penczak
The Salem Police Department is attempting
to identify the suspect in the accompanying
photographs. On November 17, at approximately
2:45 p.m., Salem police officers responded to a report
of a shoplifter running from Lowe’s loss prevention
personnel. Lowe’s employees described the suspect
as a middle aged white male, wearing a brown jacket
and jeans.
The store’s surveillance video shows the white
male suspect, described as having a medium build,
brown hair, and a bald spot on the back of his head.
The suspect is five feet eight inches to six feet tall
and approximately 35 to 45 years old. The video
shows him checking out saw blades and drill bits
in the tool department. The suspect was observed
concealing multiple items in his brown jacket. The
suspect exited through the garden center, walking
past the register, without paying for the items. The
male suspect did set off alarms that alerted Lowe’s
loss prevention personnel. They attempted to detain
the suspect. The suspect took off running towards
Methuen, Massachusetts/Route 28. It is believed the
male suspect stole approximately 10 to 12 saw blades
and drill bits valued from $18 to $30 each. The total of the amount of items stolen was estimated to be
valued around $250.
If you can identify this suspect, report it to Crimeline of Southern NH and you could qualify for a
reward of up to $1,000. All tips remain anonymous. Crimeline of Southern NH Telephone numbers are:
893-6600 or (800) 498-4040. Your call will be completely anonymous and you will be issued a secret
Crimeline number, known only to you and Crimeline. The Crimeline phone lines do not have caller
If your tip results in a conviction, you will be awarded a $1,000 cash reward at a location of your
choosing. You will not have to interface with the police or testify. However, if you choose to testify, the
reward increases to $2,000.

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Sue arrives at the shelter early in the morning to
prep dogs and clean the cages. “I felt that others
had volunteered and put themselves out there for
our dogs, and I would like to do the same,” she
said. “I absolutely love it - taking care of animals
on their way to their forever homes is sometimes
painful, but always hopeful.”
The couple’s service is being recognized.
Desjardins was named Man of the Year by the Boys
& Girls Club for his dedication to making the club
a better place for children. He was also awarded
the Small Business of the Year Pillar award by the
Chamber of Commerce. Sue took home an award
this year also, being honored as the Emerald award
winner for by the chamber for her work with the
rescue league.
For the couple, it’s not about winning awards
but rather helping out the community wherever
possible. Desjardins continues to increase his
involvement and recently joined the Boys & Girls
Club’s annual auction committee and donated
$2,500 worth of cleaning for to be auctioned off.
“The town has been so good to us and it’s only
natural to help out anyway possible,” he said. “We
wish we had an endless supply of funds, but being
a small business, we don’t. That doesn’t stop us
from donating our time.”
Serving the community has become an
important part of the couple’s lives. The two
encourage more people to get involved and seek
opportunities to serve. “This is our community
and we want to help make it the best it can be,”
Desjardins said.
Daisy- continued from front page
Dance Connection
submitted by Dance Connection
The Dance Connection of Windham recently
performed at the Monarchs Game on Saturday,
November 23. The Dance Connection had 55
performers ages 6-18 performing a five-minute
routine on a stage in the center of the ice at the
Verizon Center in Manchester.
The Dance Connection will also be
performing at a Celtics game on Friday, February
7, 2014, at the TD Bank Garden in Boston.
If you would like more information on our
performance, call the Dance Connection at

14 - December 6, 2013 | Salem Community Patriot
By Jonathan Lee
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Craig J. Waldron
Craig J. Waldron, 58, of Salem, died
November 23, 2013, at Merrimack Valley
Hospice House, Haverhill, MA.
Craig was born and educated in Cambridge,
MA, later moving to Salem where he graduated
from Salem High School. He was a Police
Officer with the Salem Police Department
for the past 21 years. Craig was a member
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of
Massachusetts. He enjoyed snorkeling and
scuba diving, traveling and shooting. He loved
spending time with his family and friends and vacationing in Aruba.
He was predeceased by his parents, Josephine (Bonitatibus) and
James Waldron.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry (Jean) Waldron of Salem;
children, Derek Waldron of Manchester, Shayla Mason of Salem,
and Martin Mason of Derry; his brothers, Gary Waldron of Salem,
and Donald Waldron of Windham; and his grandson, Jayden Mason.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 27 at St. Matthew’s
Parish in Windham, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery,
Contributions in Craig’s memory may be made to Merrimack
Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas & Johnson
Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. To send a message of
condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.
William H. Brooks
William H. Brooks, 50, of Derry, died November 23, 2013, at
Parkland Medical Center, Derry.
Bill was born and educated in Maine and graduated from Rockland
District High School. He built boats and he was a carpenter. He
was a certified SCUBA diver and held a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Bill was a member of the Taylor School of Self Defense and the Chai
Studio of Self Defense and he won the light-heavyweight division of
the Canadian-American Kickboxing Championship. Bill had his own
Tae Kwon Do studio, HK School of Self Defense in Rockland, ME. He
loved history, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Patriots and
the Cowboys.
Bill was predeceased by his brother, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas
He is survived by his parents, Shirley (Farrell) and Edwards Brooks
III of Salem; his sons, Zachariah of Florida and Treavor of Maine; his
brother, John and his wife Patty of Salem; several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and cousins.
A funeral service was held November 27 at the Douglas & Johnson
Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem followed by burial in Forest Hills
Cemetery, Derry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salem Christian
School, 101 School St., Salem, NH 03079.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the
obituary at
Jeffrey Bird
Jeffrey Bird, 78, of Salem, died November 24,
He was born in Ipswich, England on June 17,
1935. Jeffrey was an avid soccer player in his
youth and a champion dart player. He also served
in the R.A.F. in England. He was a member of the
Spicket Masonic Lodge F&AM 85 of Salem.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jessie Nee
(Lonie) and Walter Charles Bird; and his siblings,
Dorie Price, William Bird and Betty Hughes.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne “Kay” Bird; six sons, Alan,
Stephen and his wife Sally, Andrew and his wife Cheryl, Phillip,
Daniel and Gavin Bird; three daughters, Donna and her husband Amir
Doroudian, Kimberley Stitsel and Tracy and her husband Lewis Yarid;
his brother, Les Bird; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Bird would like to thank the staff of the Methuen Rehab Center
for their kind care and thank the Greater Salem Caregivers.
A memorial service was held November 29 at the Douglas &
Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the
obituary at

Beatrice E. (Proulx) Newton
Beatrice E. (Proulx) Newton, 76, of Salem, died November 24,
2013, at Golden Living of Lexington, MA.
She was born in Salem, where she grew up and was educated
and graduated from Woodbury High School and was a lifelong
Beatrice was a machine setter for AT&T in North Andover,
MA. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem, Salem
Lions Club, Salem Garden Club, the Women’s Club, and the Red
Hatters. She was an avid volunteer for several organizations.
She was predeceased by her son, Michael Danahy.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Newton of Salem;
sons, Robert Danahy of Maryland and Gary Danahy of Arizona;
brother, Arthur Proulx, Jr. of Salem; sister, Pauline Proulx of
Derry; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held December 2 at St. Joseph Church,
Salem, followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.
Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas & Johnson
Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. To send a message of
condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.
John W. McCarthy
John W. McCarthy, 83 of Salem, died
November 30, 2013, at the Nevins Nursing
Home, Methuen, MA.
He was born in Lawrence, MA, where he
grew up and attended schools. He was a
resident of Salem for the past 50 years.
Mr. McCarthy was a baker for Mivilles
Bakery in Lawrence. He also worked at
Shaws in Salem.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J.
(Cote) McCarthy of Salem; daughters, Carol
and her husband Brian Greenfield, Joann and her husband
Alan Proulx, Susan and her husband Frank Lowe, and Phyllis
McCarthy, all of Salem; son, John and his wife Cheryl McCarthy
of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held December 3 at the Douglas &
Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, followed by
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rockingham
Christian Church Building Fund, 5 Industrial Way, Salem, NH
To send a message of condolence to the family, please view
the obituary at
Gail L. Krzywicki
Gail L. Krzywicki, 62, of Salem, died November
30, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House,
Haverhill, MA.
She was born in Lawrence, MA, grew up, and
was educated in Salem. She later graduated from
St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and NHTI in
Gail was a registered nurse and MDS coordinator
for Courville Community in Nashua. She also
had worked for Parkland Medical Center in Derry
and Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill. She
enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting Afghans and going
to the casino. Most of all Gail loved being a nurse
and she loved being with her family.
She is survived by her husband, James Krzywicki
of Salem; daughters, Melissa and her husband
Stephen Fernald of Nottingham, and Jessica and
her husband Brian Karlberg of Chandler, AZ; sister,
Linda and her husband Pete Wirth of Hebron; and
grandchildren, PJ, Chase, Kailee, and Daxton.
Services are private for the family.
Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main
St., Salem, has care of the arrangements. To send a
message of condolence to the family, please view
the obituary at
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Ararat Church Celebrates 100 Years, Welcomes New Pastor
submitted by Victoria Gaudreau
The Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, located at 2 Salem
Street in Salem, has much to be thankful for this holiday season.
As the church celebrated its 100th anniversary, it welcomed a new
pastor and his family to the community.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, several Armenian families
purchased farms in Salem. Traveling the long distance to attend
church in Lawrence, MA, was a hardship for them. In October
1912, a meeting of all Armenians in the area took place, and a
building committee was formed. The Northeastern Street Railway
Company granted a parcel of land on Salem Street and the New
Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ provided
financial assistance. Construction was completed in July 1913 and
the church was dedicated on November 12, 1913.
Many of the Church’s present members are descendants of the
original nineteen founders; some of them still maintain family farms
in Salem.
Much has changed over the past 100 years. Farmland was
replaced by shopping malls; the Lawrence church merged with
the Salem church; and eventually services were conducted in
English instead of Armenian. But the vibrancy and strength of the
congregation’s faith continues. The church boasts an active youth
group. Some of its members are sixth generation Americans, who
proudly honor their Armenian faith and heritage.
On Sunday November 3, the church welcomed Pastor Sam
Katchikian. Sam, his wife Jen and their newborn daughter relocated
to Salem from Canada. Present for Pastor Sam’s first sermon were
representations of the New Hampshire Conference of the United
Church of Christ, the Armenian Evangelical Union of North
America and the Armenian Missionary Association of America.
Following the church service, a joyful celebration banquet was
held at the nearby Tuscan Kitchen restaurant. Guests enjoyed a
hearty buffet and danced to musical selections
by the Boston Kef Ensemble. Sarah Gilman, a
fifth generation member of the Ararat Church,
presented an overview of the church’s history.
Throughout the afternoon, guests enjoyed a
slideshow of over 500 photos from events in
the life of the church which played on the
restaurant’s many screens. The presentation
was prepared by Salem High School student
Jack Brunelle, who collected photos from
church members.
Pastor Sam thanked those gathered for the
warm welcome and the opportunity to lead the
church into its second century.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan
issued a Commendation, recognizing the Ararat
Church for its faithful service and dedication to
its community and state.
Attending the Ararat Church 100th Anniversary
Celebration, was new Pastor Sam Katchikian (middle),
previous Pastors, Rev. John Mokkosian (left) and Rev.
Dr. Ara Heghinian (right).

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SBGC Sealions Top Sailfsh
254-188 in NHSA Action
Local Gymnasts Start Off
with Strong Season
submitted by Cathy
submitted by the Boys & Girls Club of
Greater Salem
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
opened up their New Hampshire Swim
Association meet season with a 254-188
victory over the Concord YMCA Sailfish
in dual meet action. The meet saw the
Sealions take the meet’s first ten victories
and 30 of the meet’s 68 events.
Leading the way was a sweep of the
meet’s five 200 yard freestyle events with
12 and under Marren Donovan and Sergei
Kirilin taking a pair of first place victories.
Donovan checking in with a 3:22:22
victory and Kirilin winning in 3:07:74.
Fourteen and under action saw Marika
Bogdanovich with a 2:29:21 win, while
teammate Matt Fraser won in 2:47:18.
Senior Brendan Kerr rounded out the
action with a 2:28:75 win.
200 Medley Relay action also saw
the Sealions sweep the opening events
with the team of Haley Johnson, Heather
Johnson, Jayne Tracey and Sophia Militello
taking the girls 9-10 event in a time of
3:34:31. The girls 13-14 relay squad of
Aaliyah Watson, Bogdanovich, Carmela
Souza and Emily McIver checked in with
a 2:28:18 victory, while the senior girls
team of Abbie Isenberg, Hannah Carey,
Celeste Souza and Cecelia Souza took a
2:29:66 victory. Senior boys action found
the team of Brendan Kerr, Colby Adams,
Dylan Kerr and Matt Fraser with a 2:31:09
Individual action found 10 and under
Riley Militello sailing to a pair victories
taking the 50 free in 41:28 to accompany
a 50 back win in 46:19. Teammate Jayne
Tracey managed a 42:35 50 backstroke
win, while senior Celeste Souza took the
100 back in 1:15:15. Senior Brendan Kerr
came up with his second win of the meet
taking the boys 100 back in 1:22:62.
Action in the 200 yard individual
medley found the 14 and under pair of
Carmela Souza and Colby Adams with
a pair of wins. Souza took the win in
2:40:12, while Adams won in 2:48:75.
Dylan Kerr managed a 2:52:97 win in
the senior boys age group. Butterfly
action saw the 13-14 pair of Tayla Caplis
and Maddie Craig take a 1-2 finish, with
Caplis winning in 1:33:50, with Craig
second in 1:45:62. Dylan Kerr then
finished off the day with a 1:27:09 win for
the senior boys.
Eight and under Mary Olsen picked up
her first victory as a competitive swimmer
with a 1:07:07 win in the 50 free, while
10 and under Hailey Johansen managed
a 1:44:81 win in the 100 free. Teammate
Nathaniel Carter then took a 2:04:05 win
in the boys division. Another first time
swimmer 12 and under Delaney Stone
managed to come up with her first place
finish with a 1:26:28 win in the 100
free. Meanwhile senior Abbie Isenberg
soared to the top spot in the 100 free with
a 1:14:38 effort. 14 and under Colby
Adams helped to round out the individual
event action taking a 1:33:10 win in the
100 breast, while teammate Carmela
Souza took the 500 free in 6:46:91.
Freestyle relay action was exciting
right from the start. 100 Freestyle relay
action found the rookie eight and under
squad of Hazel Jean Tracey, Jocelynn Stys,
Mary Olsen and Sophia Militello take a
2:11:19 win. 200 freestyle relay action
found the boys team of Jacob Arcidiacono,
Nathaniel Carter, Julian Militello and
Riley Militello taking a 3:41:41 win,
while the 12 and under girls team of Zoe
Fraser, Kayla LaCasse, Erin Reilly and
Marren Donovan won in 3:01:56. 14
and under action saw the girls team of
Emily MacIver, Watson, Bogdanovich, and
Carmela Souza win in 2:16:18, while the
senior girls team of Maddie Craig, Cecelia
Souza, Abbie Isenberg, and Celeste Souza
winning in 2:21:91. Senior boys action
finished off the day with the team of Matt
Fraser, Colby Adams, Brendan Kerr and
Dylan Kerr winning in 2:22:56.
The meet found the team with 31
personal best times. Leading the way
was 12 and under Sergei Kirilin 12.91
seconds off the 200 free, 14 and under
Matt Fraser 6.53 seconds off the 200 free
and 4.66 seconds off the 50 free, Brendan
Kerr 5.66 seconds off the 200 free, 10 and
unders Alicia Beland 3.33 seconds off the
50 free, Nate Carter 6.79 seconds off the
50 free, Jacob Arcidiacono 9.69 seconds
off the 50 free and 7.48 seconds off the
50 back, Hailey Johansen 3.23 off the 50
back, Jayne Tracey 1.76 seconds off the
50 back, 2.51 seconds off the 50 breast
and 4.05 seconds off the 100 individual
medley, 12 and under Kayla LaCasse 3.02
seconds off the 50 breast, 14 and under
Emily Arcidiacono 1.32 seconds off the 50
free, Colby Adams 3.66 off the 200 IM,
and senior Dylan Kerr 2.46 seconds off
the 100 breast.
Winning many top
individual awards and
team awards, gymnasts
from Phantom Gymnastics
hit the ground running
in their first meet of the
2013-14 season over
Thanksgiving weekend.
Gymnasts from
Windham, Salem and
Pelham took the top of the
podium throughout the
Yellow Jackets Holiday
Invitational. They also
pulled together and won
seven first place team
awards and three second
Some of the highlights
for local girls include:
XCEL Teams:
Bronze: Alivia
Philippon, of Windham,
took second place on
vault, third on beam and
third in the all-around
for her age division with a
score of 35.825. Katrina
Souter, of Windham, won third on bars and 8th in the
all-around. Jessica Vaz, of Windham, scored a 9.175 on
vault and a 9.0 on floor.
Silver: Hannah Allgood, of Windham, won first on
bars and third in the all-around with a score of 36.4.
Delaney Stone, of Salem, took first on floor and second
on beam.
Gold: Emilee Reds haw, of Salem, won second on
vault and fourth in the all-around with a score of 36.3.
Emily Jones, of Salem, won first on vault and bars, third
on floor and second in the all-around with a score of
36.625. Brittney Waller, of Salem, placed fourth on the
Platinum: Erin Faber, of Salem, took first place on
bars, beam, and floor and second on vault. She took
first in the all-around for her age group with a score of
37.275. Nicole Faber, of Salem, was third on bars and
floor and second in the all-around for her age group
with a total score of 36.3. Julia Worden, of Windham,
was first on floor, second on bars and beam and third
on vault. She took second in the all-around for her age
group with a 36.125. Amber Chopelas, of Salem, scored
an 8.8 on floor.
Diamond: Leah Faber, of Salem, was first on bars,
second on vault, beam, and floor and took first place in
the all-around with a score of 36.85.
J.O. Teams:
Level 3: Kiera Tilly, of Windham, took first place on
beam, third on bars, and third in the all-around for her
age group with a score of 36.6. Hailey LeBlanc, of
Pelham, won fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around.
Chloe Stone, of Salem, won second place on vault,
bars, and floor, and third on beam. She was first in the
all-around in her age group with a 36.15. Christina
Pelekasis, of Salem, won first on beam and third in the
all-around with a score of 35.55.
Level 4: Camryn Rueda, of Windham, won first place
on vault and bars, third on floor and took third place
in the all-around with a score of 34.625. Erin Ross, of
Salem, was third on vault with an 8.45 and 7th in the all-
around. Jenny Gouthrou, of Salem, was fifth on floor and
8th in the all-around.
Level 5: Sofia Licausi, of Pelham, won third place on
bars and took 7th in the all-around.
Level 6: Jordan Wakim, of Salem, took first place on
beam and floor, second on bars, and third on vault. She
took first place for her age group in the all-around with
a score of 35.35. Elizabeth Aldrich, of Salem, was first
on vault, third on beam and floor and fourth on bars.
She took third in the all-around with a score of 35.125.
Sydney Chretien, of Salem, was second on vault and
floor with a score of 9.375. Ashley Costa, of Windham,
was fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around.
Level 7: Kasey Hartman, of Salem, took first place on
bars, second on vault and beam, and third on floor. She
was first in the all-around for her age group with a score
of 36.825. Scarlett Souter, of Windham, took first on
vault, second on floor and third on bars and beam. She
was third in the all-around with a score of 36.525. Katie
Blanchet, of Salem, won first place on bars and third on
vault. She was third in the all-around for her age group
with a total score of 34.55.

Phantom Gymnastics Team
Prepare Your Car for Winter
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(BPT) - Getting ready for winter is no small feat. It
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car as ready as you are? If you haven’t thought about
preparations for your vehicle, these simple tips will
help you prepare for the colder months ahead.
* Check your tires. You depend on your tires more
during the winter than any other season. So before the
roads get slick, check your tires to be sure they aren’t
worn and that they are properly inflated. You should
be able to find the proper tire pressure on the inside of
your driver’s side door. Once you’re sure your tire pres-
sure is appropriate, make a note to check again later
in the winter. Cold air will cause the air in your tires to
compress and may cause your tires to lose pressure.
* Check your brakes. Your brakes will work harder
once the icy conditions of winter set in. Make sure they
are up to the task by bringing your vehicle in to your
mechanic for a thorough brake inspection.
* Wash and wax your car at a professional car wash.
Putting your car through the car wash during the slop-
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thorough wash can remove harmful compounds that
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Football Team Levels Lawrence, 50-21, on Eve of Thanksgiving
Girls Basketball Team Prepares
for Fresh Season with New Coach
by Jacob Gagnon
New Salem High School Girls Basketball
Coach, Michaela Galvin, is not just focused
on developing better basketball players,
but better human beings as well. Galvin
plans for her players to strive not just on
the court, but in the classroom as well. The
recipe to that success is no mystery. It is
hard work.
“I just want the girls to work hard every
single day, give 110 percent on the court
as well as in the classroom,” said Galvin.
“I try to lead by example and I think the
upperclassmen will help me with that by
just always keeping a positive attitude and
having fun at our practices.”
With tryouts starting this week, Galvin
has only been able to judge her players
from pre-season workouts and through
conversations with them. Thus far,
however, Galvin has been impressed. “I
think these girls have a lot of potential.
They seem like they all really want to work
hard and they have a lot of confidence for
this season so I’m excited,” said Galvin.
Senior leadership will be critical for
Galvin’s success in her first year at the helm
of the Blue Devils. “Our seniors, Brenna
Blakeslee, Emily Hickey, Amanda Bickford
and Alyssa Kolbert have been at the
workouts and just have this great leadership
hoping and expecting to continue to
see that from them on and off the court
throughout the season,” said Galvin.
“They are great leaders and they seem
to help the team have this really strong
camaraderie.” Bickford, Blakeslee, Hickey
and Kolbert were integral to Salem’s
postseason berth last year. “They’re really
nice girls and they do really well in the
classroom as well so they set a good
example to the underclassmen,” said
Last season, Salem High School earned
the eighth seed for the NHIAA Division
I Championship Tournament. The Blue
Devils were bounced from the tournament
in the quarterfinal round with a loss to
Bishop Guertin High School. It was a
disappointing finish for a team that had
battled all season long for the opportunity
to compete in the postseason. The
returning core of players is excited for
another shot at playoff competition.
Galvin earned experience last season
as she coached the junior varsity squad at
Pelham High School. Galvin also assisted
in the varsity program and learned a great
deal from Pelham’s Head Coach Bob
Shepard. She hopes to use her experience
to lead the Blue Devils this season.
A large part of being successful
is understanding the strengths and
weaknesses of your team. “We don’t really
have a big team, size-wise, so we’re going
to be a fast team,” said Galvin. “Defense is
going to be huge.”
Galvin hopes to run several different
defenses so that they are able to switch up
their formations against different teams.
The Blue Devils will also want to run the
court as much as they can on offense. “We
have girls who can score inside and on fast
breaks. I think we’ve got a lot going for us.
We’ll be a very versatile team and have a
lot of strengths,” said Galvin. Speed and
tenacity will be crucial this season.
For the new Salem High coach,
basketball is the ultimate stress reliever.
Some of the student athletes may struggle
with the rigors of high school. For the
upperclassmen, the realities of life after
high school may be lingering in their
minds like storm clouds about to erupt.
This is why Galvin believes practice is so
important not just to get better as a team,
but to take a break from everything else in
their lives. “Those are two hours where
we can work together as a team. You don’t
have to stress; you don’t have to think
about anything else. All you have to think
about is basketball and working hard,” said
Galvin. “I just want the girls to enjoy the
season. I just hope that they have fun and
learn a lot and bring their game to another
by Jacob Gagnon
It was a cold and rainy night at Salem High
School on the eve of Thanksgiving, November 27,
as the Blue Devils’ football team capped off their
rebounding 2013 season with a crushing victory
over Lawrence High School of Massachusetts.
Salem lashed the Lancers, 50-21, to win their
fourth game of the year.
“They did a great job. We started out 0-4 and
the kids just kept working hard and they never felt
down about themselves,” said Head Coach Bob
Pike. “It’s a credit to all of those kids.”
On the first play of their first drive, Lawrence
took the 7-0 lead with a rushing touchdown. It
was a disheartening start to a Blue Devils’ squad
that had surpassed early season expectations all
season long. But, just as they have done all year
long, Salem bounced back.
Their refusal to give up was evident all season.
This was especially clear as, minutes after falling
behind, Salem’s Josh Rodriguez punched a
touchdown into the end zone to tie the game. In
the next Lawrence possession, the Lancers drove
into Blue Devils’ territory only to be stopped on
4th and 5 to cause a turnover on downs.
After chances from both offenses to score,
Salem’s Zachary Luiapaka drove the ball towards
Lawrence’s goal line at the end of the first quarter.
Just three plays into the second quarter, Jason
Martinez scored to give the Blue Devils the lead.
Rodriguez earned the two-point conversion to
take the 15-7 lead.
Martinez, in his final game in a Salem uniform,
pushed through defenders with the same
determination that had made him one of the
state’s premiere running backs this season. “Jason
ran incredibly hard early on when the game was
still close,” said Pike.
Martinez was just one of the seniors that
has helped the Salem program rebound after a
disappointing 2012 campaign. For Coach Pike,
they have meant everything to the team. “I cannot
put it into words. They were so excellent. Their
attitude made the difference,” said Pike. “This is
the best senior group I’ve ever been around. They
mean the world to me.”
Lawrence was not giving up without a fight.
The Lancers threatened midway through the first
quarter but were stopped, on the Salem goal line,
to force another turnover on downs. Salem used
their solid core of running backs to drive down the
field. With 1:46 remaining in the half, Rodriguez
scored again to extend Salem’s lead to 21-7. The
Blue Devils were not done yet.
A few key drops from Lawrence receivers hurt
any momentum the Lancers attempted to mount.
Just twenty seconds after their last score, Salem’s
Bryce Haynes intercepted a Lawrence pass to give
his team another chance to score with time left
on the board. It was Martinez, once again, who
recorded the score. Martinez broke free and ran
nearly eighty yards into the end zone with fifty
ticks left in the half. Quarterback John Cerretani
passed to Austin Homsey to score the two-point
The Blue Devils continued to attack their reeling
opponents. The Blue Devils’ defense, 13 seconds
after Martinez’s score, earned their fourth turnover
of the game as Matthew Ayotte intercepted a
Lawrence pass attempt. After a big gain on a
screen pass, Cerretani once again found Homsey
in the end zone with just 4.3 seconds left, sending
Salem into halftime with the 35-7 lead.
“What I’m happy about is the attitude and the
work ethic of the kids to continue to improve,”
said Pike. “We blocked really well. Tim Dodier, a
sophomore lineman, played
great. It was his best game
of the year by far. A lot of
guys impressed me today.”
Salem received the ball to start the second half.
The Blue Devils wasted little time. After a huge
pickup of yards on a run from Jonathan Bartose,
Doug Maroun scored the touchdown for Salem.
Number 4 collected the two-point conversion
with a quarterback sneak.
The Lancers battled back all the way into
scoring position. Once again, when forced to
make something happen, the Salem defense
forced a turnover to disrupt Lawrence’s drive as
the Blue Devils recovered a fumble in the end
zone for a touchback and Salem’s ball.
The Blue Devils’ scored one final touchdown of
the game to take a 50-7 lead. Lawrence scored a
pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to close
the gap to 50-21 but the game had been over
long before that. Salem finished the season with
a 50-point bang and sent the seniors away with a
proud smile.
“They (the seniors) are the reason that we did
so well and, if we have success in the future, they
will be the reason for it,” said Pike.
As the 2013 season closes, Pike and the Blue
Devils will turn their attention to next year.
“Now it starts in the offseason. That’s where real
championships are won,” said Pike. “We need
great attendance in the weight room, kids playing
other sports and becoming better athletes and
keep working.”
With their eyes set on the future, Pike and his
team will not soon forget how a strong senior
leadership and a positive attitude put the Blue
Devils’ football team back on the road of success.
Gate City Striders Advance to Nationals
submitted by Monique Schmitt
Nashua PAL Gate City
Striders Midget Girls advance to
Nationals in San Antonio, Texas
on December 14 following a
second place finish at Region 1
Junior Olympic Cross Country
Championships in Wappinger
Falls, New York on November 24.
Back row, from left: Elizabeth
Knapp, Hannah Swain, Lauren
Robinson, Jessica Fontaine
(Hudson), and Coach Judy Boire.
Front row: Madeleine Keefe,
Haley Schmitt, Isabella Bruno
(Litchfield), Ari Braccio, and Tylee




Te Blue Devils squared of against Lawrence High School on Tanksgiving eve.
Salem Rams
submitted by Brenda Cloutier
The Salem Rams Division 12
Cheerleaders took home first place
at the New England Regionals
Competition in Hartford, CT on
Saturday, November 23. They will
be heading to Florida for the AYC
National Competition on December
14. Go Rams!



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