by Lynne Ober

After dealing with an impatient and, at times, intolerant
audience at Hudson’s School deliberative session, Moderator Paul
Inderbitzen urged all in attendance to be respectful of others and
specifically said that even if you didn’t like the speaker’s opinion,
one should be respectful toward the speaker.
Deliberative sessions seem to be seen as an opportunity for
those running for town office to get their faces before the public
as the meetings are live televised for those at home. Some
candidates spoke to issues and others tried to slip in personal
political statements with each trip to the microphone. They
were also working the audience. One school board candidate
was overheard threatening to sue the publisher of your
Hudson~Litchfield News because she didn’t like a letter written
by another resident. Many questions asked showed preparation.
Selectman Roger Coutu said, “Overall, the crowd, though
not as many as I would have liked to have seen, was larger than
some of the previous sessions. I was impressed by some of the
questions as, it appeared, some had done their homework before
they came. I have always maintained that the more questions
that are posed the greater the opportunity for the average citizen
to have a more in-depth understanding about the recommended
budget before them.”
Per state law, no negotiated labor contract warrant article can
be changed by voters at a deliberative session.
When Coutu spoke to warrant article two, the contract for the
Hudson Police Employee Association, he urged people to think
about the people who work for the town and noted that no one in
the police department had received a raise in the last four years.
This warrant provides a 2.75 percent salary increases for police
for three coming years.
Warrant article three
proposes a three-year
contract for Hudson
highway staff, who have
been without a raise for one
year. Connie Owens asked
about the cost variation
shown in this warrant
article. The first year costs
$51,525 in the first year, but
drops significantly in the
next two years. Selectman
Ben Nadeau explained that
the first year included the
added step for employees
and the salary increase
associated with moving
employees to that step.
Warrant article four is the
contract for Hudson police,
fire and town supervisors.
Again, employees in this
group have worked three
years without a salary
increase. The contract calls
for a 1.5 percent salary
increase for one year. Coutu
explained that members
in this union can make a
lateral move to another
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Good News for Litchfeld Taxpayers
by Len Lathrop
Our front-page article titled Litchfield Proposes
$1,200 in Tax Hikes was wrong. Our writer
confused the total tax rate of $3.90 as an increase
to the current tax levy. We regret the error and we
apologize for the problems and confusion it caused.
Our readers demand a higher standard from their
community paper.
If Litchfield voters choose to approve all of the
articles presented on the town ballot on March 11,
their taxes will increase 37 cents. This equates to a
$111 increase on a home valued at $300,000. These
calculations are for the town side of the tax equation
and do not reflect a tax request by the school district.
While we have only regrets for this error slipping
through our writing and editing system, we hope
that all the voters in Litchfield understand the budget
request of their town and the impact it will have on
the tax levy as they go to the polls on March 11 at
the Campbell High School.
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This year’s version of GFWC Hudson Junior
Woman’s Club’s “Meet the Candidates” night
will be held at the Hudson Community Center,
12 Lions Avenue, on Monday, February 17, at 7
p.m. This event offers the opportunity to meet
the candidates in our local town and school
elections, hear them speak on their platforms and
beliefs and ask your questions. Our moderator
for the evening is Paul Inderbitzen. Refreshments
will be served to close the evening, when
members of the public will have the opportunity
to speak with the candidates informally. The
event will be televised live on the local cable
channel. To submit questions ahead of the event,
E-mail them to hudsonnhjuniors@gmail.com by
midnight on February 15. Remember to vote on
March 11.
The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club is a
volunteer organization serving our community
for over 40 years. For more information on the
club or candidates’ night, contact Linda at 881-
9128, lindakipnes@earthlink.net.
Tis photo is from the 1982 version of candidates’ night. Candidates Shawn Jasper and Paul
Madison are on the right, with Jane Pfarner presiding at the microphone.
Karen Wisnoski is on the left.
Candidates’ Night - Then and Now
Hudson
Deliberative Session
by Doug Robinson
Bellying up to bar to select a brand
of beer takes on a new meaning when
visiting Ralph’s (last name withheld at
Ralph’s request) man cave. Ralph’s man
cave hosts close to 545 beer taps.
In addition to his beer taps, multiple
display cases are filled with collectable
beer steins, cigarette lighters and decks
of cards. In the man cave, visitors and
friends could become easily overwhelmed
with all the man cave eye candy.
Even the two dozen, white, acoustic
ceiling tiles above are lined with hundreds
of coasters obtained from around the
world. In a second, adjoining room,
thousands of matchbox and vintage metal
trucks have been collected since the
1960s, each in their original packaging. “I
have an original Hess truck from the 60s,”
commented Ralph.
The top of the bar is lined with
approximately 4,000 pennies, aligned
perfectly, each facing an identical
direction. “It took 18 tubes of super glue
for me to complete that top of the bar,”
comments Ralph’s number one man cave
fan, his beautiful bride, Sandy.
Ralph started collecting beer taps close
to 30 years ago. “It started as a hobby,
and I just kept collecting. My first beer
tap was created by Miller Lite in the shape
of a cactus. That was 30 years ago. In
fact, when I drove a truck, I used that beer
tap as the shifter handle for my truck.”
From that first beer tap, Ralph has
searched the four corners of the earth to
not only create the ultimate man cave,
complete with his 545 beer taps, he has
also created a man cave complete with
other period pieces from the 50s, 60s and
70s. Bar mirrors, bar signs, signs that light
up and signs that are ornamented with
gold filigree encircle the man cave. Neon
“Open” signs are lit and illuminate the
rooms.
In order to reach the man cave, one
must walk through Sandy’s 50s and
60s decorated kitchen. Flooring, wall
covering and furniture all portray that
time in life when we bee bopped to the
jukebox, wore ankle socks and danced to
45 rpm records.
The stairway to the man cave is called
Penny Lane and a picture of Marilyn
Monroe has been hung on the wall.
Classic Budweiser advertising signs also
are represented on the wall. Antique
license plates from Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Florida and other states rest
above an antique Receiving and Shipping
metal sign. At the last descending step,
a bold red and black sign states Bad
Boys Blvd. And as in all bars, the neon
“Open” sign was lit and also red in color.
You have now entered “Man Town” as
described by the sign on the stairway.
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Lieutenant Chuck Dyak sang
the National Anthem.
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My frst beer tap was created by Miller Lite in
the shape of a cactus. Tat was 30 years ago. In
fact, when I drove a truck, I used that beer tap as
the shifter handle in my truck.”
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Nicole Jacques is an eighth grade student at Hudson Memorial
School. She is a cheerleader for her middle school as well as for
the Hudson Bears. She is great friend of many girls within her
town as well as surrounding communities.
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Nicole and her family
have just learned that she has liver cancer. Nicole had not been
feeling well for approximately a month and last week a mass in
her liver was detected. Within hours, it was also discovered that
the malignancies had metastasized to her lungs. Nicole has been
at Boston Children’s Hospital undergoing numerous tests and will
be starting treatment at Dana Farber and Children’s in the weeks
ahead.
Her parents, Nancy and Steve Jacques, are struggling to make
sense of this horrific news while trying to maintain some sort of
normalcy in their home and for Nicole’s siblings, Mackenzie (10
years old) and Logan (8 years old).
The cancer is advanced and
because it will need to be treated
aggressively, this wonderful young
woman and her family are in need
of our help.
We ask for all to join us in our
community to fight this battle with
the Jacques family.
Be the One to Believe! Believe
that we can and will fight this disease! Be the One to donate so
that Nancy, Steve, and Nicole can worry less about the financial
burdens and focus primarily on Nicole’s health and treatment! Be
the One to share your hope, faith, strength and love! The support
that is needed is both financial and spiritual - Be the One to join
us in this fight!
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The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that about
4,300 undergraduates have qualified for the Dean’s List for the fall
semester. The following residents were named to the Dean’s List:
Morgan Ratte, Ashley Iannaco, Senara Mata, Kayla Belange, all of
Hudson and Erica Sebastyan of Litchfield.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC)
has announced the 2013 Fall All-Academic Teams, and the list
includes 27 student-athletes from the Plymouth State University
football team. To qualify for the MASCAC All-Academic team,
a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.2 cumulative grade
point average or semester-based grade point average during the fall
semester. Among those named is offensive lineman Ryan Bellerose of
Hudson. Bellerose, a sophomore, is majoring in Physical Education.
He is a graduate of Alvirne High School.
Joshua Rand of Litchfield has received
a Golden Sneaker Award from the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
for excellence in fundraising. On Sunday,
February 9, he attended the JDRF Walk to
Cure Diabetes 2013 Awards Ceremony.
There, he was presented with the Golden
Sneaker by the JDRF New Hampshire
Development Coordinator, Joanne
Kinnear. Certificates are awarded to
participants who raised $500 to $999. The
coveted Golden Sneakers are awarded
to participants raising $1000 or more for
Diabetes research.
Patrick Nager, a resident of Hudson
majoring in Industrial Engineering, was
named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at North Carolina State
University. He was also elected President of North Carolina State’s
chapter of Order of Omega, a nationwide honor society for members
of fraternities and sororities and is currently serving in a leadership
position for his fraternity, Sigma Nu.
Taylor Studley, a resident of Hudson, was named to the Dean’s List
at Fairfield University for the fall semester.
Joshua Rand of Litchfield was named to the Dean’s List at Daniel
Webster College for the fall semester. Joshua is a freshman and is
majoring in Game Programming with a minor in Game Design and
Development.
Joseph W. Ryan of Hudson has been named to second honors on
the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding
academic achievement during the fall semester.
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Police Log
Wednesday, January 29: 3:23
p.m. Alarm activation, Watts
Landing. 3:25 p.m. Motor vehicle
complaint, Route 3A. 6:30 p.m.
Abandoned 911 call, Woodland
Drive.
Thursday, January 30: 6:22
a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Locke
Mill Drive. 7:31 a.m. Motor
vehicle repossession, Stark Lane.
6:59 p.m. Suspicious vehicle,
Colwell Circle. 7:35 p.m. Noise
complaint, Chase Brook Circle.
7:59 p.m. Criminal trespass,
Pinecrest Road.
Friday, January 31: 3:24 a.m.
Unsecured building, Route
3A. 10:43 a.m. Motor vehicle
repossession, McElwain Drive.
3:57 p.m. Suspicious activity,
Arcadian Lane. 9:47 p.m. Motor
vehicle complaint, Pinecrest Road.
Saturday, February 1: 12:14 a.m.
Suspicious vehicle, Route 3A.
6:09 a.m. Assist motorist, Page
Road. 8:14 a.m. Motor vehicle
complaint, Derry Road. 10:01
a.m. Alarm activation, Tanager
Way. 10:01 a.m. Loose cow,
Gibson Drive. 7:39 p.m. Noise
complaint, Woodland Drive.
8:06 p.m. Shots fired, Louise
Drive. 9:32 p.m. Road hazard,
Albuquerque Avenue.
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submitted by Matt Keller, Hudson Police Department
The Hudson Police Employee Association (HPEA) is hosting
a fundraiser for School Resource Officer James Stys. James
was recently diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. He
has recently undergone surgery to remove the cancer and is
now receiving chemotherapy. Jim has a long road to recovery
ahead of him and his medical bills are piling up. HPEA is
hosting a benefit fundraiser in honor of him and all proceeds
will be given to Jim to offset the cost of his treatments.
For those of you who do not know, James has been a police
officer with the Town of Hudson for approximately 18 years.
Prior to working for us, Jim worked at the Hillsboro Police
Department for three years. He worked for the Hillsborough
County Sheriff’s Department for one year prior to that.
The “Cure For The Cause” fundraiser will be held at the
White Birch Hall located at 222 Central Street in Hudson.
The event includes a silent auction, raffle, cash bar and
entertainment (comedian and band). The benefit will take
place on February 21, from 7 to 11 p.m. and tickets are $25,
which includes food (BBQ).
Come joins us for a great night with friends to support a
great cause. For tickets (only 180 available) contact either
David Cayot (dcayot@hudsonnh.gov) or Tom Scotti (tscotti@
hudsonnh.gov) or call us at 886-6011.
Anyone interested in making a donation in lieu of attending
should make checks payable to the HPEA, 142 Lowell Road
Suite 17-122, Hudson, NH 03051.
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Nearly 50 percent of individuals with Angelman syndrome,
a severe neurogenetic disorder, were incorrectly diagnosed
with another disorder prior to obtaining a proper diagnosis.
Of those individuals, more than 70 percent waited one year
or longer before receiving a proper diagnosis of Angelman
syndrome, according to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.
During this time, these individuals lost opportunities to receive
essential treatments and therapies.
As the parent of an individual with Angelman syndrome,
I can tell you frsthand the agony behind these unacceptable
statistics.
Our son, Jason is a happy person with a positive demeanor,
and he is always smiling. Smiling is one of the traits of
Angelman syndrome, as are life-threatening seizures (if not
properly treated), signifcant developmental delays, and lack of
speech (or cooing or babbling as an infant). We did not stop
visiting doctor after doctor until fnally one day we came across
Angelman syndrome on the Internet and recognized his traits
as indicators of Angelman syndrome, leading to the proper
diagnosis at age 2 1/2. While we were relieved to fnally have
a diagnosis, this process took too long, and it is difcult to
fathom how many treatment opportunities have been missed
because of this delayed diagnosis. It is further unsettling to
know how many other families are facing these same obstacles.
By taking every opportunity available to educate parents
of children with a “general developmental delay” (as some
doctors diagnose), and to educate medical professionals who
are unaware of this disorder, we can hopefully reduce these
statistics. It will ensure that our loved ones with Angelman
syndrome get the crucial treatments they need, as early as
possible.
February 15 is International Angelman Syndrome
Awareness Day. Please help educate families and medical
professionals about Angelman syndrome by directing them
to Angelman.org/Diagnosis where they can fnd and share
information and connect to resources.
It may help save a life.
Christine Levesque, Hudson
Vote: Our World –
Hudson, New Hampshire
My name is Patricia A. Nichols and I am running for a seat
on the Board of Selectmen.
I live with my husband of 56 years at 214 Pheasant Run
Road. We moved to Hudson a little over 10 years ago. We
have two children and fve grandchildren.
I would like to give you a few reasons to vote for me on
March 11.
With our love for our new town, I became an active
participant on the Benson Park Committee and have been
their clerk for fve years along with working with the volunteers
to bring our park to its current best.
I am also an enthusiastic participant with the Hudson
Senior Council on Aging and participate in their meetings and
many fund raisers.
I am an energetic and enthusiastic worker and enjoy people
of all ages. I will bring these skills with me to the Board of
Selectmen.
I promise to listen to every voter, and will try to be visible
to all. You can call me with any concerns that you have and
I will cast my vote with you in mind. Please read the warrant
articles carefully and make informed decisions. If you are not
sure what any of them mean please feel free to call your Board
of Selectmen for answers. Tey are there for you.
Te only agenda I will have if elected is what you the voter
want in the future.
Tink of me when you are in the voting booth. Tank you
for reading this article.
Patricia A. Nichols, Hudson
Concerns For Our Nation’s Future
I read with great empathy Mr. Jason Shoemakers’s letter in
the February 7 edition. He touched on a matter that is very
much in my heart and thoughts.
I become more and more concerned with the future of our
beloved nation as a world leader as I see the continuing growth
of two very damaging trends. Te progressively rapid decline
of our moral standards and the continuing growth of our
national debt are dangerous! Without sacrifcing even more of
our constitutionally guaranteed rights there is not much that
our elected ofcials can do about the moral issue. Te growing
debt issue is of such a magnitude that it can only be corrected
by courageous action by our legislatures.
On the moral issue, I am constantly appalled by the
destructive garbage that is being fed to us by the entertainment
industries including movies, TV, and electronic games that
are poisoning the minds of our children. What has happened
to us when Te Wolf of Wall Street, which not too long ago
would have been X rated pornography, is being considered for
Academy Awards? Our children are constantly fed images of
brutal violence to the point that they don’t see what is wrong
with it and even mimic it. Where is the thinking developed
that leads to children going into schools and killing children?
TV auto advertising makes it look glamorous to drive cars in
a manner that should only be done by trained professional
drivers.
Without seriously damaging our free speech rights
government cannot do much to correct this situation.
Certainly the “Main Stream” press could take some leadership
by chastising the producers of this garbage. It’s hard to believe
that the producers of this trash who are making billions of
dollars from it are going to voluntarily change their ways unless
the dollars stop following to them.
As to the dangers of our growing national debt there is
much our elected ofcials in Washington can do if they only
had the courage to stand up for what they have to know is
right.
I have read authoritative writing lately that spells out the
fact that the U.S. Dollar is slowing losing its international
position as the major currency of international trade. Major
economic powers such as China and Australia to name but a
few are fnding ways of doing trade in other than American
dollars. Believe me, and others with a lot more knowledge
than I have, that when the U.S. Dollar becomes so defated
that it is no longer recognized as the best for international trade
we will see infation rates in this country that are devastating.
Tose in the know warn that at the present rate at which our
national debt is growing this catastrophe is not all that far
down the road.
One very simple thing those assembled in our nation’s
capital can do is stop enacting feel good programs without at
the same time providing for funding them without increasing
debt. Tey want to extend the unemployment benefts those
long-term unemployed who are truly trying to fnd appropriate
work which is a good idea, then reduce or eliminate some other
program that is no longer needed or justifable. Sounds easy if
only the politicians had the courage to do so. Our nation can
no longer aford to fund every feel good proposal that comes
along.
Remember, our constitution did not guarantee happiness.
It only guaranteed us the right to pursue happiness without
interference by the government.
Please, let’s begin to think about the long-term efects
of what we do and stop being content with the immediate
satisfaction of our desires and wishes.
Philip M. Reed, Litchfeld
Correction to the Tax Increase
in Litchfeld
Te following letter was written to Litchfeld Town
Administrator, Jason Hoch, February 6, 2014:
“Te purpose of this e-mail is to follow up on our phone
conversation in which I apologized to your for my inaccurate
reporting of the upcoming Litchfeld Budget.
Te error occurred while calculating the increases from the
warrant articles as published on your website.
I added in the 3.57 operating budget percent to the total
increase, and that is the source of my error. I should have
used the diference, as I have done in years past with other
communities.
In speaking with you, the actual number should be near
$111 per home valued at $300,000.
In no way was my reporting done intentionally and I will
be writing a retraction of that story which will be published in
next week’s HLN.
Feel free to share this e-mail with the Selectmen, Budget
Committee, as well as the community of Litchfeld. Please
publish this letter on the Litchfeld website as well.
I deeply apologize for my error and I am sorry for any grief
which may come your way as a result.”
Te correct tax impact per e-mail from Jason:
“Te total tax impact (not increase) for the budget article
is $3.58. If all appropriation articles pass, estimate tax rate is
$3.91, an increase of $0.37 on the tax rate - or an impact of
$111 on the proverbial $300,000 home.”
I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Doug Robinson, Area News Group
Harlem Wizards Play For a Packed Gym
by Tom Tollefson
The sight of overflow
parking pouring into the
Hills Garrison parking
lot was a sure sign of
success for the evening’s
game between the Harlem
Wizards and the Hudson
All-Stars, a team made up
of teachers from across
the district. With not a
spare space to be found, a
capacity crowd crammed
into the Steckevicz gym
to witness the highflying
dunks, dazzling moves
and classic comedy of
the Harlem Wizards. The
Alvirne Bronco boosters
club sponsored the event.
“It’s great. It’s way more
fun than I thought it would
be. It’s good being back
here. The gym is very
nostalgic,” said Hudson
resident Jackie Smith, who
graduated from Alvirne
in 1989. “We waited to
get in line to get here for
15 minutes. Someone had said there were no seats left and we were
leaving. Then someone else came down saying there were 100 seats
left so we came back.” Jackie Smith said.
The fans all believed it was well worth the wait for an enjoyable
evening.
“It’s a good positive environment for the kids and a good hometown
feel to see everybody come out for this event in the cold weather,”
Hudson resident Glenn Guimond said.
The children especially enjoyed the comedy and athletics of the
evening.
“I like all the dunks,” Hudson Memorial sixth grader Meshack
Mugariri said.
“I like all the fancy tricks and how they’re really funny,” said fellow
sixth grader Brett McKinley.
A Harlem Wizards game also wouldn’t be complete without giving
the children a chance to get involved. The show basketball players
invited the youngsters onto the court for a game of catch and some
dancing during a few of the breaks between quarters. They also
handed out autographs to a few fortunate young fans.
“The energy was contagious and that’s when we like to perform and
put on a great show,” said Harlem Wizard David Paul, nicknamed
“DP.”
The opposing Hudson team agreed it was a great show as well.
“It’s amazing playing against a bunch of guys who travel around
the world and send a great message to kids,” said Hills Garrison
special education teacher Matt Tanuma.
According to AHS booster club President Dave Melanson, a little
less than half of the proceeds from the game tickets went towards
the booster club’s general fund while the rest went to the Harlem
Wizards. He credited booster club Vice President Karen McAdam
for coordinating the event.
“The booster club’s mission is to support the athletics, and that’s
noble. They’re a dedicated group of volunteers and having a big
crowd here is one thing but the energy is another and the energy
was unbelievable. I think this exceeded everybody’s expectations,”
said Alvirne Principal Steven Beals, who also played alongside the
Hudson teachers.
Melanson said he hoped they would sell 500 tickets, but ended
up selling 1,000. Melanson credited the high ticket sales to the
Wizards’ visits to the Hudson schools to promote the event earlier
the day of the game.
“The kids saw them and were really hooked. That’s when my
cell phone started ringing off the hook,” Melanson said about the
increase in ticket sales.
Promoting the event was not the only purpose of the players’ visit.
The basketball stars also took time to talk to the school children
about being good citizens and good students.
“The predominant theme seemed to be dream big and work hard
to go after it,” Melanson said.
Te Harlem Wizards are shown playing against the Hudson All-Stars, a team
made up of teachers across the Hudson school district.
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Mat, Northside Grille cook extraordinaire (center), expertly applies just the
correct amount of his freshly cut dill to the sauce, while Roger and Lauren look
on. Te dill sauce will be used as that “special topping to bring home that
hometown favor,” comments Roger.
by Doug Robinson
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their hometown Hudson values for all to enjoy with the opening
of their new restaurant, Northside Grille, 323 Derry Road, Route
102, Hudson. Complete with a pictorial walkway of Hudson
history, those who visit Northside Grille feel the warmth, charm and
dedication to details needed to provide value and good memories.
“This restaurant is about Hudson. We focus on the family and for
that reason we have not jammed the dining room with excessive
seating. Sure, we could fit four more tables with 16 chairs in our
dining room, but, we value the family, we value their ability to sit
comfortably, and we value their need to share conversation within
the privacy of that dining table,” comments owner Roger Soulard.
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with your loved one or bring in the whole family of 25, Northside
Grill offers their customers that opportunity. Compete with handicap
accessible bathrooms and ample handicap parking; Northside
Grille has become the talk of the town in terms of performance and
perfection.
“This does not feel like a job,” states Front of the House Manager
Lauren Sullivan. Lauren believes that “this is our home, and we
are a family with our customers. Some come daily and some come
a couple times a day. We get to know them and we get to spend
time talking with them so that we may enjoy their lives too. That is
important to us.”
Both Roger and Lauren were raised in Hudson and both were
educated in the Hudson school system. “We understand our price
conscious customers, as well as their need for comfort food. Every
day we have daily specials. Customers have learned our weekly
specials board and have come to expect and love our specials.“
The weekly specials are: Buffalo shrimp (Monday), pepper burger
(Tuesday), Scallops Fra Diavolo (Wednesday), country fried steak
(Thursday) and salmon pie (Friday).
“Without question, our salmon pie is the hands down favorite.
We even offer takeout for our specials.”
All soups and specials are made with the freshest ingredients.
Roger challenges his chefs to continually better themselves with
their recipes. He has offered the chefs an iPad for them to research
and to look up different recipes for the same meal. Cooks and food
preparers peel onions and cut the dill to the precise portions so that
their dill sauce for their salmon pie tastes to perfection.
Northside Grille’s American fare easy read menu of appetizers,
sandwiches, wraps, burgers, seafood, and dinners not only details
the food selection; the menu also talks about those Hudson values.
Perfection, hand breaded, warmed bulkie roll, ‘a mix of vegetables
sautéed in a teriyaki glaze’, and a flavorful twist welcomes diners at
the Grille.
“It is all about pride,” continues Roger. “We have a pride of
presence, a pride of personality and a pride of performance. From
sidewalk to kitchen, we operate and expect ourselves to hold each
other to the highest standards of integrity for our customers. We
challenge each other from cook to waitress, from the back of the
house to the front of the house.”
“We do not want to known as a diner. You will not hear the
banging of dishes from our kitchen nor will you hear the clang
of dishes being bused from the tables. Our staff is professionally
dressed for our customer’s enjoyment and expectation.”
Roger and Lauren spent four years designing, planning and
preparing for their Northside Grille. “I spent months going from
restaurant to restaurant looking at floor plans, color schemes, menus,
silverware, glasses and the set up of other restaurants,” commented
Lauren. “I want our customers to feel warm and welcome as they sit
and enjoy our hand made fresh soups and chowder. We offer spice
chicken squash soup, steak and vegetable rice soup, fish and clam
chowder, as well as a huge variety of the freshest salads.”
Recently, with the growth of Northside Grille’s salad lunch
business, Roger and Lauren re-invented their salad selections. “We
have medical staff, in their scrubs, asking us to provide them with
a healthy lunch. We listen to our customers. With their help, we
upgraded not only our salad selection; we also upgraded our takeout
containers. We not only broadened our salad menu, we also
increased the quality of the food served.”
Roger and Lauren are not only thankful to their loyal customer
base, they are also thankful to those who have taken a chance on
them. “We are living our dream. We are so thankful to our partners
who not only helped us financially, but help us every day with their
business knowledge and their knowledge about life. They took a
chance on us. Their trust, networking and their confidence in us are
overwhelming. We have become extremely close friends, beyond
the business relationship, and for that I am extremely grateful.”
“We wanted to create a new neighborhood restaurant that offers
something new in the area. Our goal is to bring you all three
meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our menu is based on simple
American fare comfort food where the taste and quality stands
for what we believe in. Coming to the Grille, you will get a full
experience no matter the time of day, not only with our food but also
great service, and oh yeah, the atmosphere is great too. See you
soon.”
Northside Grille is open Monday-Wednesday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Thursday-Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You may visit the Northside Grille at https://www.facebook.
com/pages/North-Side-Grille/149780675220997 or call them
at 886-3663.
Northside Grille regulars, Scott and Rosie Brackett, enjoy their homemade cooked
breakfast of eggs, toast, home fries, and Rosie’s favorite: Belgian waf es with freshly
cut strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas and mile high real whipped cream.
Roger Soulard and Lauren Sullivan have teamed up to bring their hometown
Hudson values for all to enjoy at their new restaurant, Northside Grille,
Route 102 (323 Derry Rd.), Hudson.
Mmm - Mmm good ... See you real soon!
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Troop 21 Holds Winter Court of Honor
submitted by Ben Dibble
Thursday, February 6, Troop 21
held its awards banquet, known
in the scout world as a Court of
Honor.
Starting with a potluck dinner,
the boys helped set up the tables
and chairs. After a blessing, the
boys dug in and vanquished the
potluck dinner. Thank goodness
for pasta!
After dinner the troop started the
official meeting with presentation
of the United States, State of New
Hampshire, and troop flags. David
V. opened the Court and then
turned it over to Mike Gagnon
and Scoutmaster Chris Lopes
to present the ranks and merit
badges. Jacob N. did very well,
earning five merit badges on his
way to eagle, and Greg G. also
pulled in a couple. Then Mr.
Lopes presented the patches to
the scouts who did the “freeze out” at the yearly Klondike Derby on February 1. The boys camped out
in sub-freezing weather to help their patrols by earning “freeze-out” points for the Klondike. The effort
paid off, and the Camouflage Patrol tied for ninth at the Klondike. The boys got Klondike and freeze-out
patches for their uniforms and
“scout memory” boxes.
Mr. Dibble thanked the
adults who helped run the
troop 21 Klondike station with
patches as well. The troop
plans a trip to North Carolina
in late April, visiting Kitty
Hawk and spending some time
hiking and camping.
If you are interested in
real, sub-freezing, non-virtual
adventure, contact Chris Lopes
at 881-7317.
Courtesy photo
Troop 21 are shown looking pretty smart in their
scout uniforms at their Court of Honor on February 6.
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Philip Mantle Hibbert Susan E. Tate
Susan E. Tate, 63, of Hudson, passed away on February
10, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, surrounded by her
loving family. She was born December 22, 1950, in Nashua,
a daughter of Gordon P. Tate, Sr. and the late Dorothy L.
(Beaubien) Tate Madigan
Susan was always there for anybody and everybody in all
situations. She would help out anyone she could. She was a
great listener and all around great person. She was the family’s
lifeline and council that helped the family stay strong and
together.
We would say “I love you” and she would answer with a smile “I love you more.”
She is survived by her father, Gordon B. Tate, Sr. of Florida; her life-partner, Maritza
Clay of Hudson; a son, Curtis Clay of Manchester; five grandchildren, Tahriah,
Cynnaea, Cienna, Quinton and Desmond; four brothers, Steven W. Tate and his wife
Stacie, Gordon B. Tate, Jr., Roger A. Tate and Norman P. Tate, all of Hudson; a sister,
Linda Ann Kierstead and her husband Brian of Northfield, NH; and also by several
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Rodney B. Tate.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 12 to 3 p.m. with a
funeral service to begin at 3 p.m. in the St. Laurent Funeral Home, 116 Elm St.,
Nashua. Condolences may be offered at www.stlaurentfuneralhome.com.
Currently
Litchfield Girls Softball League
announces that sign-ups for the Spring
2014 Recreational Softball season are
ongoing at litchfieldgirlssoftball.com. The
league is open to girls ages 4 to 13 years old (as
of 12/31/13). Skills assessments will be held on
Sunday, March 16. For more information, see
www.litchfieldgirlssoftball.com or e-mail info@
litchfieldgirlssoftball.com.
Saturday, February 15
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and come
and enjoy some pasta, raffles and fun at
the Eighth Annual Pasta Palooza, hosted
by the Alvirne High School Friends of
Music. Alvirne music students will be your hosts
and wait staff in the Alvirne Cafeteria, which will
be transformed into a scene from Italy. The event
will run from 5 to 8 p.m. For tickets call (978)
627-4248, e-mail ahspastapalooza@gmail.com,
or purchase tickets from your favorite AHS music
student. All proceeds benefit the Alvirne Music
Program.
Saturday, February 15
Free Family Film: The Rodgers Memorial
Library in Hudson hosts family friendly films
for all ages on the third Saturday of each month
at 1 p.m. Come see popular films on our big
screen. Snacks will be served. For today’s film,
an inventor must save the world from mutant food
beasts created by a machine he invented. Call
the library film line at 816-4535 for film title and
details.
Monday, February 17
The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s
Club is hosting a “Meet the Candidates”
night at the Hudson Community Center,
12 Lions Avenue, at 7 p.m. This event
offers the opportunity to meet the candidates in
our local town and school elections, hear them
speak on their platforms and beliefs, and ask
your questions. Moderator for the evening is Paul
Inderbitzen. Refreshments will be served to close
the evening, when members of the public will
have the opportunity to speak with the candidates
informally. The event will be televised live on the
local cable channel. To submit questions ahead of
the event, e-mail them to hudsonnhjuniors@gmail.
com by midnight on February 15. Remember to
vote on March 11. For more information on the
club or candidate’s night, contact Linda at 881-
9128, lindakipnes@earthlink.net.
The Wordshop: New Teen Writers Group.
Come to the Wordshop to hone your creative
writing talent! All writing, all skill levels and all
genres are welcome: creative prose, poetry, fanfic,
or even school essays. If you like to write, this
group is for you. Every Monday, 2:30-4 p.m. at
the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson. Want
a text reminder? Text “@wordshop” to 508-318-
4269.
Tuesday, February 18
All Litchfield residents are invited to
join the Campbell High School Resource
Officer and Guidance Department at
6:30 p.m. in the CHS auditorium for a
presentation about ways to help keep your child
safe on the internet and social media sites.
Presented by detectives from the Hudson Police
Department, the presentation will address discuss
long-term and emerging online issues and advice
about how to avoid becoming a victim.
Issues to be addressed include: cyber bullying,
“sexting,” techniques used by online predators
and the dangers of disclosure of too much
personal information. In addition to basic safety
guidelines, information about social media
privacy settings and use of strong passwords is
also included. The program is about 40 minutes
in length.
RSVP to Campbell High School’s
Director of Guidance, Jodi Callinan, at
Jcallinan@litchfieldsd.org.
Wednesday, February 19
The Litchfield Seniors meeting
will be held at 12 p.m. at the
Litchfield Community Church on
Charles Bancroft Highway. There
will be a pizza lunch followed by speaker
Chuck Mower. All seniors are welcome to
attend.
Friday, February 21
Hudson Police Employee
Association (HPEA) is hosting a “Cure
for the Cause” fundraiser for School
Resource Officer James Stys who was
recently diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.
He has recently undergone surgery and is now
receiving chemotherapy. Jim has a long road to
recovery and his medical bills are piling up. All
proceeds will be given to Jim to offset the cost
of his treatments. The benefit will be held at the
White Birch Hall, 222 Central St., Hudson from
7 to 11 p.m. The event includes a silent auction,
raffle, cash bar and entertainment. Tickets are
$25; contact David Cayot at dcayot@hudsonnh.
gov, Tom Scotti at tscotti@hudsonnh.gov or call
886-6011.
Saturday, February 22
The Litchfield Community Church Men’s
Fellowship is putting on its Third Annual
Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets
are $5 per person and $2 for ages 10 and
under. There will be a 50/50 raffle. The proceeds
from this event will go towards the repairs needed
in the Fellowship Hall. Litchfield Community
Church is located at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway
in Litchfield (next to the Litchfield Fire Station).
Tuesday, March 11 - Get out and Vote!
Town of Hudson Elections. 7 a.m. to 8
p.m. at the Hudson Community Center.
Town of Litchfield Elections, Campbell
High School.
Saturday, March 15
Friends of Benson Park spaghetti
supper at the Hudson Community Center
from 4 to 6:30 p. Tickets in advance
are $8. For seniors at the door also $8,
otherwise, $10. What makes this event special is
the Dessert Buffet Table.
Tuesday, March 25
Hudson Police Department will hold
a Blood Drive from 12 to 7 p.m. at the
Hudson Community Center.
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Philip Mantle Hibbert passed
away on January 27, 2014, at
the age of 63 in the Brigham and
Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA,
with his wife and brother at his
side.
He was a person with great
expertise in structuring and
organizing, having a talent in
understanding and managing real
life as well as rather abstract things,
while being gentle and polite, an
example of service to others and great patience at the same
time. His great lifelong interest in science, literature and
music influenced our lives. He was a wonderful husband,
brother, uncle, friend, colleague and neighbor. He will be
greatly missed.
Following his LDS mission to Germany, he studied for
many years at the institute for Languages and Cultures of
the Near East at the University of Heidelberg in Germany
and has throughout the years done many translations
of Assyrian, Sumerian and Akkadian texts - taken from
cuneiform clay tablets.
As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), he served in many ward
leadership positions, supported and loved the members
of his ward. He enjoyed spending as much time as he
could in the Boston Temple. Phil had a firm testimony of
the reality of Jesus Christ and strived to get yet closer. Phil
married the love of his life Gabriele on June 13, 1972, and
again on September 14, 2012. Theirs is a truly great love
story.
Phil always expressed a happy greeting and thank you
and was an innately positive person despite his long
suffering. He leaves behind his wife, his brothers Kim and
Clint and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents Julian and Alice
Hibbert and his oldest brother Wynn.
Burial took place at the Holladay Memorial Park, 4900
Memory Grove Lane in Salt Lake City, UT on February 6.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
February 15, at 110 Concord Street in Nashua.
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Horticulture student Jovanna Plante explains how she works with
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submitted by Judy King,
Alvirne High School
The Career and Technical
Education (CTE) Open
House at Alvirne was
packed with prospective
students and parents from
Hudson and area schools
who got a firsthand look at
fifteen CTE program areas.
CTE students and teachers gave
demos, created visual displays
and responded to questions
about how the programs give
students academic, technical and
workplace skills.
“I am proud of Alvirne’s CTE
teachers who deliver high quality
career pathway programs that
help students make meaningful
connections to the world outside
the classroom,” commented
Karen Worthen, CTE Director.
The Wilbur H. Palmer
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There are 40 acres of farmland for crop and animal production and
80 acres of forest land. The farm is home to a dairy herd, sheep
flock and donkeys. Facilities include Checkers Restaurant, Blooming
Broncos Flower Shop and Greenhouse, Little Broncos Pre-School
and Bronco Barn retail store.
Kim Bouilard, Careers in Education
Paraprofessional, explains activities
that students do in the Little Broncos
Pre-School to Katelyn Herbert and
her daughter Hayley.
Veterinary science student Cody Gajnos displays X-ray flms
and explains how to identify diferent types of fractures.
Culinary arts students Eli Schloner (left) and Brett Watson
(right) prepare an oriental stir-fry and demonstrate cooking techniques.
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Another successful season concluded this past weekend for the
Hudson Recreation Basketball Program. Season ending play-offs
began January 27 and concluded with championship games on
February 8. The play-offs were very exciting and competitive with
all the players showing the skills they had developed throughout the
season. The results of the play-offs were as follows:
Senior Boys - Grades 7/8: first place, Lakers – Dave Murdza;
second place, Thunder – Jo McGovern
Senior Girls - Grades 7/8: first place, Starzz – Norm Hunt; second
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Junior Boys - Grades 5/6: first place, Grizzlies – Jo McGovern;
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Junior Girls - Grades 5/6: first place, Hoopstars – Norm Hunt;
second place, Liberty – Amy Michaud
Congratulations to all players and coaches for their efforts and a
fine season. Thank you to all the volunteer coaches and parents for
their support throughout the season!
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Weddings
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Kristina Wilson ~
Karl Grundhoff
Daniel and Kathleen Wilson of Hudson announce the
engagement of their daughter, Kristina Wilson, to Karl Grundhoff,
son of Lisa Fortin of Nashua and Alex Grundhoff of Dunbarton.
The future bride is a graduate of Alvirne High School. She
attended Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey
where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology
and her Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
Kristina is currently employed at Azzur Group LLC, as a
validation and compliance engineer.
The future groom is a graduate of Nashua High School. He
served in the United States Air Force for eight years. Karl
is currently employed at Poland Spring, as a route sales
representative.
An October 2015 wedding is planned.
submitted by Deedee LaTulippe, Hudson Lions Club
The teachers at Alvirne High School who facilitate the Scholastic
Read 180 Program were most appreciative when the Hudson Lions
Club donated money to replace microphones and earphones that are
no longer in working order for use in this program.
The program is designed to help students improve their reading
skills so they can be more successful in other classes. The program
has a specific curriculum, part of which requires students to access
a computer program that reinforces reading, spelling and fluency.
Once accessing the computer, the students need to listen and record
which is why it is crucial to have properly functioning equipment
that will contribute to the students’ success. There are 12 computers
used for this program. Through the
donation from the Hudson Lions
Club, seven stick microphones
and ten sets of earphones were
purchased to replace the broken
equipment.
Wednesday, February 5: 1:25 a.m. Unconscious person, Bush Hill
Road. 3:25 a.m. Unconscious person, River Road. 10:30 a.m.
Fainting, Wentworth Drive. 10:58 a.m. Unconscious person, Central
Street. 11:22 a.m. General illness, Ferry Street. 11:32 a.m. Chest pain,
Kenyon Street. 11:42 a.m. General illness, Reflection Drive. 2:30 p.m.
Diabetic problem, Constitution Drive. 5:16 p.m. Laceration, Nicolls
Circle. 6:36 p.m. Leg injury, River Road. 7:46 p.m. CO detector
activation, Copeland Drive. 8:57 p.m. Odor investigation, Ferry Street.
10:55 p.m. Odor of gas, Wason Road. 10:57 p.m. Unconscious
person, Bush Hill Road.
Thursday, February 6: 6:34 a.m. Stroke, Belknap Road. 8:42 a.m.
Fainting, Executive Drive. 1:20 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road.
2:38 p.m. Head injury, Fox Hollow Drive. 2:41 p.m. General illness,
Robinson Road. 2:49 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Riverside Drive. 3:25
p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Road. 7:12 p.m. Service call,
Derry Road. 7:48 p.m. Seizure, Webster Street. 7:52 p.m. Chest pain,
Albuquerque Avenue (L).
Friday, February 7: 8:13 a.m. Lift assist, Louise Drive (L). 1:41 p.m.
Chest pain, Robin Drive. 2:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry
Street. 2:22 p.m. Alarm box detail, Industrial Drive. 2:42 p.m. Drug
reaction, Lowell Road. 4:44 p.m. Alarm box detail, Clement Road.
5:41 p.m. CO detector activation, Kimball Hill Road. 5:57 p.m. Motor
vehicle accident, Derry Road. 6:33 p.m. Assist citizen, Library Street.
Saturday, February 8: 7:36 a.m. Stroke, Concord Coach Lane (L).
8:58 a.m. Alarm box detail, River Road. 12:19 p.m. Chest pain,
Loren Court. 12:54 p.m. Mutual aid Ladder, Litchfield. 1:27 p.m.
Arm injury, Walmart Boulevard. 2:35 p.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Musquash Road. 3:39 p.m. Ankle injury, Scottsdale Drive. 5:16 p.m.
General illness, Melendy Road. 7:30 Chest pain, Pilgrim Drive (L).
7:52 p.m. Fainting, Melendy Road.
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From left are Sara Conrad, English Department Head, Susan Jones, Hudson Lions Club and Beth Lavoie, English Teacher.
Hudson Lions Club Purchases
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Alvirne’s Family and Consumer Science Club Plans Busy Spring
by Laurie Jasper
Alvirne High School’s Family and Consumer
Science Club (FACS) has had a busy year so
far and is looking ahead to spring. Under the
guidance of Joan Blanchard, Alvirne’s FACS
teacher, the group of volunteers meets Thursdays
after school to plan and organize. “Most of the
things get done outside of meetings. We do what
we can during free periods, making posters and
putting them up,” said Joan.
Lee denim day at Alvirne is a popular event
the FACS Club sponsors each year in October.
“Teachers pay to wear jeans on that day, to raise
money for breast cancer research. We set up a
display case with in memory or in honor cards,
and that case is filled at the end,” said Joan.
This year, as in past years, the club made pans
of apple crisp for Hudson Fish and Game Club’s
annual Thanksgiving dinner, using apples donated
by the GFWC Hudson Community Club.
At Christmas, the club adopted a family through
St. Vincent DePaul Society, in conjunction with
Alvirne’s National Honor
Society. Club member Kayla
Gendreau, a senior, said, “We
helped a family of seven, we put
together a Christmas tree with
wishes on it (from the family),
and the teachers take the wishes.
There was enough money left
over to buy groceries and gifts
cards.”
The annual coat drive, from
Thanksgiving through Christmas,
collected over 120 coats this
year, as well as countless
sweatshirts and other cold
weather items. The FACS Club
washed and organized them,
then distributed them to Catie’s
Closet, local refugee families
and other places in need.
As many know, Catie’s Closet
is a non-profit organization that
collects clothing and accessories
through donations and distributes them to the
growing number of Catie’s Closet locations in
schools in the Merrimack Valley area. Students in
need are able to “shop” the closet for free.
Catie’s Closet was established in memory of
Catie Bisson of Lowell, MA, who died in 2010
at the age of 20 after a life-long battle with
Loeys Dietz Syndrome, a rare disease that affects
connective tissue. Alvirne is home to a branch of
Catie’s Closet.
FACS Club’s next big undertaking is for the
Cinderella Project. From now through April, the
group will collect, organize and deliver donated,
gently used prom dresses. Some of those dresses
will remain at Alvirne’s Catie’s Closet, while the
rest will be distributed to the New Hampshire
Cinderella Project. As you recall, Cinderella
couldn’t attend the ball because she had nothing
to wear, until her Fairy Godmother arrived and
transformed her into a beautiful princess for the
evening. Proms are expensive, and all young
ladies should have the opportunity to attend if
they wish, without concern. Prom dresses are
usually only worn once, and then relegated to the
back of the closet. FACS Club is asking for you to
be someone’s Fairy Godmother and donate prom
gowns to their cause. Last year, over 50 gowns
were collected. Gowns may be dropped off in
Alvirne’s main office during school hours.
During last week’s meeting, the five members
of FACS Club in attendance-sophomore Jenn
Thompson, freshman Sondra Casanera, senior
Kayla Gendreau, senior Deanna Hamilton, senior
Doreen Doucette - all spoke of other ways they
volunteer in their community and shared their
future plans. Their efforts go beyond the club. All
plan a lifelong commitment to service. “It’s great
to volunteer, it’s a part of our life,” shared Kayla.
Joan Blanchard and members of the FACS Club show some of the prom dresses donated to Catie’s Closet.
Alvirne’s display case for Lee denim day
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by Doug Robinson
You cannot miss it. Mr. Snowman stands at least 13 feet high and was the creation of Joe
Bradley, owner of Bradley Motors on Lowell Road in Hudson.
“I made the snowman from the snow after clearing our parking lot. I used my tractor to
keep stacking the snow and then I sculpted the snowman. I was just having fun and I am glad
that those driving by are having fun too,” commented Joe Bradley
Alexandra Maniotis, John Zubretsky and baby Ella (who
will be born in two weeks) give Mr. Snowman a hug as
they enjoy and celebrate their new beginnings.
“Tis is the biggest snowman I have ever seen.
You can see his face while driving from both directions.
Tis is really great,” commented John.
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Fitness Group
Delivers Food to
Local Church
January’s service project was chosen
by Pat (left) and Ilene (right).
submitted by Flock Together Women’s Fitness
Flock Together Women’s Fitness has completed
its January Service Project. Eighty-nine pounds
of food was collected and delivered to the First
Baptist Church of Hudson. A thank you goes
out to all the Flock Together members for their
donations.
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community and immediately earn more money so he felt it was
important to support this contract. Randy Brownrigg asked how it
is determined how much each employee gets when a contract is
passed. “Will everyone get a raise and how much?” Coutu said all
employees would get a raise based on a wage schedule within a
contract. Brownrigg asked about selectmen giving a raise this year
to a non-union employee without a vote of the people. Coutu said,
yes, selectmen did vote to give a raise.
Budget committee member John Drabinowicz spoke in favor of
the contract, noting that he is not in favor of union contracts. He
explained that he was voting in favor of these contracts because
there were significant cost benefits to the town because the
contracts allowed for changing health plans. Drabinowicz urged
everyone to vote in favor of all the contracts on the ballot.
Warrant article five is for the labor contract for Hudson support
staff, who have had no salary increases for four years. Selectman
Ted Luszey pointed out that these are the lowest paid employees in
town. The contract does add a step, but also has the insurance plan
changes that would benefit the town by offsetting costs for benefits.
Warrant article six is for the contract for the fire fighters, who
have been without a salary increase for five years. The contract
provides for a 2.75 percent salary increase and, as with the other
contracts, includes health insurance concessions which means that
the contract has a net zero impact on the tax rate.
As the morning moved along, motions to restrict reconsideration
later in the meeting passed and audience members slowly drifted
out the door.
Warrant article seven provides for a 2.75 percent increase for the
tax collector and warrant article eight provides for a 2.75 percent
increase for non-union town employees, which includes: the town
administrator, both police and fire chiefs, the finance director, road
agent, IT director, recreation director and executive assistant to the
board of selectmen.
Once again Drabinowicz stood to support the salary increase
warrant articles and got the biggest chuckle of the day when he
said, “Hearing my support for these contracts, people are probably
wondering who is wearing the Drabinowicz suit?”
Warrant article nine is for the operating budget in the amount of
$23,822,277 with a default budget amount of $23,329,646. Jon
Maltz, Chairman of the Budget Committee, spoke to this warrant
article.
Hudson Trustee Len Lathrop accompanied by Trustee Ed
Duchesne with Trustee Harry Schibanoff helping televise the
meeting moved to amend the operating budget by adding $15,000
for trustee investment agent and showed a chart to illustrate how
much could be earned by doing this. Lathrop explained that state
law had changed allowing for this, but budget development was
well underway. This motion had support from selectmen.
Board of Selectmen Chairman Rick Maddox said, “The trustees
saw a way for the town to make more money off of its investments.
Trustees came to the selectmen and explained we as a town should
not wait another year just because the budget was where it was
in the cycle. I applaud their thinking outside the budget box and
putting the money request on the floor of deliberative session. If we
can get $100,000 more for spending $15,000, I for one are there.”
Coutu agreed and said, “The trustees presented a plan which
would require them to spend an additional $15,000 for an
investment firm to better invest our monies held in trust. I have
always lived by the adage that you have to spend money to make
money. Though this may not be true of public sector general funds,
funds held in trust should be invested at the maximum rate of
interest available. Based on their research they believe, as I, that
the additional $15,000 will yield two to three times more than we
are presently receiving in interest. If we are presently receiving
approximately $30,000, and we could increase that to near
$90,000, the $15,000 will be well spent.”
After the audience agreed with the motion and it passed, Lathrop
said, “The trustees thank the people at the deliberative session for
supporting the budget increase. The trustees continue to work to
achieve the best return on investment for the capital reserve funds
and trust funds we oversee for the town. Adding, this small amount
to the budget at the deliberative allowed the return on investment to
be increased as soon as July 1, 2014.” The operating budget will be
$23,837,277.
Stuart Schneiderman moved to reduce public works streets’
overtime by $50,000. He had a lengthy argument with several
statements about lack of management.
Although Coutu seconded the amendment, he later said he did
so because he wanted to hear the debate. However, he objected to
the discussion which used three words, “misused, over used and not
managed.” “I resent this and those terms especially reflected upon
that department head.”
Nadeau pointed out that snow storms do not come between 8 and
5 and overtime is used to plow roads.
“I cannot tell you how strongly I oppose this amendment,” said
Drabinowicz. “This is a heavy handed attempt to put the cart before
the horse rather than this heavy handed approach.” He said he
knows streets get plowed and we work with a road agent. “If there
is a problem with the management of overtime, we should have a
warrant article to study the use of overtime.”
Maltz said, “The alternative to overtime is more employees so
we hope overtime is managed.” He said hiring enough people to
manage the department 24 hours a day seven days a week would
cost a lot more so he urged defeat of the warrant article.
Schneiderman said he was looking for transparency and not
accusing anyone of malfeasance. “All I wanted to do was open up
the books.”
The amendment failed.
There were questions about the senior center and about the skate
park, which has been closed by selectmen.
Altogether there are 17 warrant articles on the town ballot,
including a non-binding petitioned warrant article. For the first time,
both the sewer fund operating budget and the water fund operating
budget are being presented by themselves. Previously, these two
budgets had been rolled into the general operating budget.
Warrant articles 12 and 13 support revolving accounts for Hudson
seniors and Hudson Cable TV. The cable TV gets a franchise fee
from the cable provider and the franchise fee is used to support
community television. By using revolving funds, funds collected
can cross from one fiscal year into another.
Article 12 provides a way for Hudson seniors to pay for trips
and activities. Currently, no tax dollars are used to support senior
activities or trips; participants pay the money paid. This allows
seniors to make payments for more expensive trips and to ensure
that the money will remain available to them.
At the end of the meeting, Coutu said, “I was very pleased with
the reception we received for the warrant articles and have a great
faith that people will realize that we need to begin to invest in our
employees and stop the revolving door of having employees use our
town as a training ground for other communities.” Voting will be on
March 11 at the community center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The beer taps are attached to wooden
planks which are attacked to three walls. Each
beer tap has been secured by a bolt below the
tap. The taps are organized, mostly by brewer.
From ales to microbrews to the traditional and
popular, one would be challenged to find a
beer tap not on display.
Beer taps shaped from fly swatter to popular
sports teams, from sum mar wrestler to
duck, bull to pointing finger, or dolphin to a
senioritis, if you can think it, Ralph has a beer
tap for it.
Beer glasses hang upside down from the
ceiling from specially constructed glass
holders. These glasses, too, also have been
engraved and colored with period printing as a
sign of the times.
And, hungry for a hot dog, Ralph has got
that covered too with his hot dog cooker.
Ralph’s man cave is a place where friends
and neighbors come together to enjoy each
other’s company and where, at the end of the
day, “everyone knows your name.”
Man Cave- continued from front page
Deliberative- continued from front page
Tousands of matchbox and vintage metal trucks have been collected since the 1960s, each in their
original packaging. “I have an original Hess truck from the sixties,” commented Ralph.
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Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down? Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
As the town and school
board election approaches
on March 11, our past
practice is that candidate
endorsements will be
excluded from the Thumbs
arena, but will be accepted
as Letters to the Editor.
Readers have the right to
know who is supporting
or not supporting elected
officials. Those running
for office are given a
complimentary candidate
announcement of 400
words or less with a photo,
and one Letter to the
Editor, 600 words or less, to
address their platform for
election. There is no limit
on third party support for
issues and/or candidates,
but submissions are limited
to one submission per
contributor per week.
We realize that there are
some included this week as
our readers had not been
advised before this issue.
“Thumbs down to Hudson
school superintendent for
his funny and changing
numbers. We never get the
same story twice using your
facts and figures.”
“Thumbs up - way up
to LMS’ Cathy Schneider
for her tireless work in our
community. She spent all
of last wknd. making sure
that Super Bowl Subs ran
smoothly and was very
successful. I hope that the
Parents and Staff of LMS
realize what an asset she
is to the school and our
children. Go Cathy!”
“Thumbs up. Thumbs
way up to Hunter! I want to
know how much he weighs.
It’s nice to know you love
your grandchild!”
“Thumbs up. Thumbs way up to CVS Pharmacy
for announcing that by October 1st they will no
longer be selling tobacco products! Pharmacies
shouldn’t be selling these cancer sticks to begin
with.”
“Thumbs down to the Hudson plow team. You
do a great job plowing the streets, I appreciate
that. But this is the 4th storm in a row that you
have completely smashed our mailbox off the
post. Can you please stop hitting it? Please!”
“Thumbs down. Thumbs way down to the
snow plowing in Hudson this year. Another
snowstorm and my mailbox taken down yet again.
The 4th time this year. It is well off the road
and has reflectors ... really no excuse. Just drive
up and down Gowing Road and look at all the
smashed mailboxes. You guys are really doing a
poor job this year.”
“Thumbs down to those who blame others in
Hudson schools.”
“Thumbs up to voters for finally realizing that
the democratic/far left liberal system is worse
than any republican system in history. Good
people assume the best in people and assumed
that liberals had good intentions of helping. They
now realize that they are far more self serving,
destructive, uneducated, lazy people that want to
live off the backs of those that have a conscience
and have destroyed all the things that were ‘good’
about the USA.”
“Thumbs up/Thumbs down. Litchfield
conservatives are the people that support your
lazy, non-working, uneducated, non-tax paying,
way of life. Instead of taking and not earning, and
promoting the downward spiral of this country,
why not wake up and realize that the word
‘conservative’ means, a person that works and
pays taxes, and does not want to support the ones
that ‘do not want to work and pay taxes.’”
“Thumbs down to the boat captain in Hudson.
People thought the Titanic was wonderful too.
Saving money by cutting
corners is great, until you hit an
iceberg.”
“Thumbs up to Hunter.
While I am sure he is an
adorable toddler, his weight is
of no interest to anyone but his
parents, and pediatrician.”
“Thumbs up to Mrs.
Johnstone. She is truly amazing!
We are so lucky to have her at
GMS!”
“Thumbs up. I just wanted
to say thanks to the crew who
plowed on Burns Hill Rd. in Hudson. This is
the first time that my pup and I could walk on
the road without the fear of getting picked off by
passing cars or trying to climb up a snow bank. It
was such a pleasure to walk more than my own
street which is a dead end. Again thanks!”
“Thumbs up to the Hudson Rec girls basketball,
and a special thumbs up to Sting for their
undefeated season. You did a great job girls!”
“Thumbs down to the Litchfield Liberal who
suggested that all conservatives move to another
town. Have things sunk to the depths where
liberals demand that people who advocate fiscal
responsibility; small, effective government;
lower tax burdens; and personal freedom and
responsibility be banished from
their presence? When NY Gov.
Cuomo said something similar
about conservatives in his state,
it sounded like the ravings of an
ideological extremist. To learn that
our neighbors think the same way is
staggering.”
“Thumbs up to Nancy Woods,
Alician Otis, Victoria Chamberlin,
the students and all other who
made CHS ski Club a great season!”
“Thumbs up to Coach Carl for
an awesome season coaching
the Hudson Junior Boys Celtics!
Great job and thanks for your
commitment to the kids of
Hudson.”
“Thumbs down to snowmobilers
in Litchfield for ignoring ‘no
snowmobiling’ signs and going
around fences to ride on our
beautiful fields. No one invited
you, so stay off! Parents, do you
know where your kids are riding? I
hope your machine breaks down,
and you have to walk home. We
will be happy to call the Police for
you.”
“Thumbs up to the LMS seventh
grader who has been helping with
the girls lacrosse clinics. Hope to
see you on the lacrosse field with
a CHS uniform on in a couple of
years!”
“Thumbs up to the Hudson
Rec Basketball Senior Boys
‘Undefeated’ Championship Lakers!
Great job by all of the players
this season! Effort, teamwork and
sportsmanship payoff.”
“Thumbs down to the LPD. They
want 2 new cruisers, maybe they
should think of actually responding
to calls, kinda like when my
window was shot out and I called
to make a report. They never sent
an officer. I’d rather pay for a
village idiot to stand on 3A and yell
at traffic.”
“Thumbs up to Bruce Atwood! It
was refreshing to read his thorough
and thoughtful response to another contributor’s
recent inaccurate reporting (deaths attributed
to climate change legislation in Britain). His
research demonstrated that the number was
taken out of context, resulting in a dramatic
overstatement of deaths. He did not minimize
the concern for climate change,
but instead put the information
in perspective. We should all
be more aware of how flawed,
emotional reporting on any topic
can distort the facts and adversely
affect our understanding of it.”
“Thumbs up to Talia for taking
it upon herself to get Girl’s
Lacrosse at CMS. Thumbs up
Emily, the LMS seventh grader,
for volunteering to help get the
high school girls who have never
played before, ready for the
season. You maturity, lacrosse
skills, and teaching ability are
greatly appreciated.”
“Thumbs down. It took Bush
eight years to increase the debt by
more than 4 trillion dollars. The
dear leader in the White House
only took five years to increase the debt more than
8 trillion dollars! What a country!”
“Thumbs down. Prediction for the uninformed:
When Sheehan comes out of hiding, guess who
will be by her side, none other than Hilary ‘What
difference does it make’ Clinton!’ You will be
lucky to even see the Senator. This Senator voted
99% of the time for Obama policies and now as a
net worth over three million, which includes the
income that her husband makes as a lobbyist in
Washington, DC.”
“Thumbs down. It looks like the unemployment
rate is going down! Could it be that so many
people have stopped looking and after a period of
time they are not counted? The Bureau of Labor
Statistics uses a term called U3 which does not
count the people that have completely dropped
out of the work force. If U6 is used, which counts
all unemployed, the true number for January 2014
using U6 is 12.7 percent.”
“Thumbs up to the guy in the plaid jacket for
stopping by at Saturday’s deliberative session. We
know he is keeping tabs on things from the other
side.”
“Thumbs up the guy in the plaid jacket. It
would have been really good if he had made a
motion to take the money out of the budget line
item for the selectmen’s pay and move it to the
sewer fund.”
“Thumbs up to the Red Riding Hood display
at Roger’s Library. It’s charming and delightful.
Thank you for sharing.”
“Thumbs down. I was thoroughly disappointed
with the turnout at the Deliberative Session. The
school teachers and everything, they got together
and they packed a whole hall, 95% of the people
there were for the school budgets. What a joke.
Taxpayers in Hudson do not be fooled by this.
They are fleecing your pockets. Please vote ‘no’
in March for these Warrant Articles. They’re just
gonna take ya to the cleaners. Keep that tax rate
down. And kudos to the Selectmen for a good
job.”
“Thumbs down. Double thumbs down to the
Hudson School Board and the Superintendent.
You have absolutely no authority to use Hudson
school vehicles, personnel, or fuel to bus students
to the Community Center on voting day. This is a
flagrant abuse that reeks of desperation to pass a
budget that will cause severe financial hardship
to people already suffering from the depression
and the fallout from Obamacare. The average
increase is $800/month to the median household.
That’s 66 dollars alone for the school taxes. Are
you gonna offer this bus service to the senior
citizens, or the people who have to work, or
deliver absentee ballots to them? Seniors, not the
students, just the senior citizens, you’ve already
had a ride. Call the HSB and Mr. Lane, they
haven’t heard us yet.”
“Thumbs down to the Litchfield Selectmen and
School Board. Are you out of your mind? In this
economy, isn’t your job to try to keep costs down
and lower taxes? We are mostly middle-class and
retired seniors living on fixed income. We are not
Hollis, and if you want to be like Hollis, move to
Hollis. You are not representing our interests.”
“Thumbs down. In response to last week,
being both a dunce and staring the part, would
be to follow in the Republican footprints. Tell
me if I’m wrong. The Bush administration ended
in hardships. Republicans haven’t given any
help to recover. The Republicans had a lot to do
with discontinuing extra security in places like
Benghazi. Republicans shut down government;
Republicans block extended unemployment
benefits, Republicans are connected with words
like terrorism, sabotage, treason, blackmail,
extortion, and stupidity at a cost of 24 billion
dollars. Now they are against John McCain, who
is really ill-informed by stopping programs that
help children to eat.”
Tank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs up or down,
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Campbell Out-Hustles Somersworth, 50-35
by Phillip Nichols
On February 7, the Campbell Cougars entered the
“Den” with a record of 12-1 and riding a four game
winning streak to play the Somersworth Hilltoppers,
who were looking to end this streak. At the end of
the day, Campbell would prevail, behind the leading
scorers Hannah Neild with 12 points and Kylee Julia
with 11 points.
At the start of the game, it was close. The Cougars
elected to play man-to-man defense, while the
Hilltoppers played zone. Campbell seemed to move
the ball around effectively and wait for the open
shots. Likewise, Somersworth played well against
the smothering man-to-man defense of Campbell.
Both teams basically played to a tie at the end
of the first quarter, with the score 8-10. The game
would stay tight and the Hilltoppers held the lead
until about midway through the second period.
Campbell took its first lead in the second quarter
at the 4:54 mark, 13-12. The lead changed hands
again with 3:41 seconds left in the second half
when Somersworth’s junior Maddie Osbon hit a
three pointer from the left side of the court, giving
Somersworth an 18-17 advantage.
The Cougars Hannah Neild would keep them in
the game by creating turnovers and making great
decisions with the basketball. As the pace picked up
late in the second quarter, turnovers began to take its
toll on the Hilltoppers.
Campbell’s defense began clamping down and
allowed the Cougars to go into the locker room with
a 23-18 lead.
In the third quarter, the Cougars began attacking
the painted area of the court offensively. Both teams
battled for the loose balls by diving on the floor.
Still, the turnovers by Somersworth began to cause
problems.
With 5:40 seconds left in the third quarter, the
Cougars put on their patented press and began
creating even more turnovers. Campbell managed
to increase its lead to eight points.
Somersworth eventually called a time-out to settle
the team. By the end of the third quarter, the score
was 38-25.
Prior to the fourth quarter, Somersworth’s Head
Coach Michael Francoeur told his team to keep their
feet and stressed that they were still within striking
distance. The Cougars’ Coach Robert Allen told his
team to keep pressing and grabbing rebounds.
Campbell kept up the pressure and created an
11-point lead with just over six minutes left in
the game. However, the Hilltoppers continued to
battle, and with 4:13 seconds left in the game, the
Hilltopers had cut the Cougar lead from 11 points to
two points.
The Hilltoppers called a time-out and the coach
told them to continue to be aggressive on defense.
Clinging to the lead, Campbell began to press
the Hilltoppers to force time off the clock and the
Hilltoppers were forced to foul the Cougars after the
Cougars got the lead back to 10 points. The Cougars
went on to win by a score of 50-35.
Campbell pushes their win streak to five in a row.
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Campbell’s Kylee Julia (23) and Kali Turnca
(15) put pressure on Somersworth’s
Meredith Poplawski (21).
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PUBLIC MEETING
TOWN OF HUDSON, NH
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The Town of Hudson Planning Board will hold a regularly scheduled
meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the “Buxton
Community Development Conference Room” at Town Hall. The following
items will be on the agenda:
I. CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIRPERSON AT 7:00 P.M.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. ROLL CALL
IV. SEATING OF ALTERNATES
V. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S)
A. 04-10-13 Minutes - 01-08 & 02-26-14 Packet
B. 04-24-13 Minutes - 01-08 & 02-26-14 Packet
C. 07-10-13 Minutes - 01-08 & 02-26-14 Packet
D. 10-23-13 Minutes - 01-08 & 02-26-14 Packet
E. 11-13-13 Minutes - 01-08 & 02-26-14 Packet
F. 01-08-14 Minutes - 02-26-14 Packet
G. 01-22-14 Minutes - 02-26-14 Packet
VI. CASES REQUESTED FOR DEFERRAL
VII. CORRESPONDENCE
VIII. PERFORMANCE SURETIES
A. Road Guarantee Estimate Form for Nellie Court.
Reference Memo dated 01-22-14 from Gary Webster, Civil
Engineer, to John Cashell, Town Planner.
IX. ZBA INPUT ONLY
A. Land of Matarazzo Hudson Associates, Inc. 4 Bockes Road
ZI# 01-14 Map 144/Lot 021
Purpose of plan: Wetland buffer impact for the placement of
the proposed drainage facilities and fill slopes for the proposed
subdivision of 4 Bockes Road. The temporary buffer impact is
2,850 sf, and the permanent buffer impact is 36,900 sf.
X. PUBLIC HEARINGS
XI. OLD BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS
B. Boyer Site Plan 156 Lowell Road
SP# 08-13 Map 204/Lot 073
Purpose of plan: is to depict the site improvements associated
with the new parking layout and paved display area. Hearing.
Deferred Date Specific from the 01-08-14 Planning Board
Meeting.
XII. DESIGN REVIEW PHASE
XIII. CONCEPTUAL REVIEW ONLY
XIV. NEW BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS
XV. OTHER BUSINESS
C. Discussion on the Cost Allocation Procedure (CAP) Fee
Assessment Update Report, prepared by VHB, Inc. Deferred
Date Specific from the 01-22-14 Planning Board Meeting.
D. Discuss Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for Fiscal Year
2016. Deferred Date Specific from the 01-22-14 Planning
Board Meeting.
XVI. ADJOURNMENT
All plans and applications are available for review in the Planning Office.
Comments may be submitted in writing until 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday
prior to the day of the meeting.
The public is invited to attend.
John M. Cashell - Town Planner
POSTED: Town Hall, Library, Post Office – 02-14-14
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed Amendment to Chapter 104 of the
Town Code of the Town of Hudson
Chapter 104 is entitled “Real Estate, Sale of”
Please take notice that in accordance with NH RSA 80:80 and NH RSA
41:14-b, the Town of Hudson Board of Selectmen shall hold a public
hearing on February 25, 2014, at 7:00 PM in the Selectmen’s Meeting
Room at Town Hall, 12 School Street, Hudson, New Hampshire to
consider an amendment to Chapter 104 of the Code of the Town of
Hudson. The existing Chapter 104 concerning the sale of tax deeded real
estate, allows the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town of Hudson,
to sell tax deeded property through the use of either sealed bids, public
auction or by charitable transfer. The proposed amendment to Chapter
104 will further authorize the Board of Selectmen to list and sell tax
deeded property through the use of licensed real estate professionals.
Copies of the full text of the proposed amendment to Chapter 104 can be
viewed/obtained at the Selectmen’s Office, 12 School Street, Hudson, NH
03051 or may be viewed online at www.hudsonnh.gov.
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Cougars Boys Basketball Team Wins Eight
Straight, Somersworth, 55-21
by Phillip Nichols
Campbell Cougars traveled to Somersworth on February 7,
boasting a seven game winning streak hoping to make it eight.
Cougars’ Head Coach Langlois showed why his team is now 9-2,
following this dominating win, 55-21.
Campbell’s defense was strong, holding the Somersworth
Toppers to just two points in both the first and fourth quarters.
Zach Bergeon, Harrison Vedrani and Kyle Shaw led the Cougars in
scoring. Bergeon had 17 points, while Vedrani had 14 points and
Shaw finished with nine points of his own.
With this victory, the Cougars handed the Toppers their eighth loss
in a row, while extending their win streak to eight. Campbell now
finds themselves in fifth place in the Division III, NHIAA standings
with a record of 9-2.
Campbell Cougars, boys basketball team move to 10-2 after
beating Raymond.
On February 10, 2014, the Cougars travelled to Raymond to face
the Rams, in Division III NHIAA action. The Cougars, currently
ranked number four with a record of 9-2, defeated the Rams who
were 3-8, 64-46.
Once again Campbell’s defense shined, holding the Rams to just
13 points in the first half, while scoring thirty of their own. Leading
the scoring for the Cougars were junior, Zach Bergeon and freshman
Harrison Vedrani, with 16 points each. Junior Andrew Smarse added
11 points to the cause, as the Cougars cruised to the 64-46 victory.
This win gives the Cougars a nine game winning streak and a 10-2
record going into their next matchup.
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
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This week we will look at the new tax for some individuals based
upon net investment income.
Net Investment Income consists of interest, dividends, capital gains,
rent and royalty income, non-qualified annuities and businesses that
are passive activities to a taxpayer. Once again, the threshold amounts
for this tax are similar to those for the Additional Tax on Wages that we
discussed in the last article. The threshold for filing statuses single and
head of household is $200,000, $250,000 for Married Filing Joint and
Qualified Widower with a dependent child and $125,000 for Married
Filing Separate.
This threshold level is compared to the AGI (adjusted gross income)
that is found on the income tax return and under certain circumstances
income that was excluded form gross income must be added back into
the AGI to arrive at the MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) .
MAGI's exist for most tax deductions and credits that have phase-out
limits. The types of income that is required to be added back to the AGI
on the return varies from the rules for each particular deduction/credit.
In many cases the MAGI and AGI are the same.
Once you have calculated your modified adjusted gross income, you
must calculate your net investment income. Net investment income is
gross investment income reduced by deductions that are allocable to
that income. Deductions may include investment interest expense,
investment advisory and brokerage fees, and other expenses related
directly to the income in question.
The new Form 8960 is used to calculate the net investment income
tax. First subtract the modified adjusted gross income from the
appropriate threshold amount for your filing status. If the threshold
amount is greater than your MAGI, no additional tax is due. If the
threshold amount is less than your MAGI, then compare the result of
that subtraction to your calculated net investment income. The smaller
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income is then multiplied by 3.8%. This will be your net investment tax
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Campbell Cougars Triumphant Over
Mascenic Vikings in Girls Basketball, 58-35
Lady Broncos Split on the Road
Junior guard Kylee Julia (23) starts the fast break for
Campbell as Mascenic’s Liz Martel gives chase.
by Phillip Nichols
The Campbell Cougars came onto their home court a heavy
favorite against the Mascenic Vikings on February 4; 11-1 versus
2-8.
Campbell opened the game with a zone press, while Mascenic
seemed content to play a basic zone defense. Campbell’s
swarming defense proved to be difficult for Mascenic to penetrate
in the first quarter.
Led by the Cougars’ senior Alexandra Trevains’ eight points, the
Cougars got out to a 16-8 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The second and third quarter, offensively, belonged to Campbell
as well. Freshman forward Hannah Fabiano scored 20 of her
game high 24 points in the second and third quarter.
Defensively, the Cougars played very well, only allowing a total
of 35 points to be scored against them in the game.
At times, it appeared that Mascenic had figured out the press
that was being applied and they were receiving instructions from
their coach. He could be heard telling his team to use “back cuts”
if the defender was overplaying them.
However, just as fast as he would adjust, Campbell would
re-adjust. This proved to be too much and Mascenic ended up
falling to Campbell by a final score of 58-35.
With this victory, Campbell moved to 12-1 and remains at the
top of the standings for NHIAA in Division III.
by Sue LaRoche
Alvirne continued their winning ways with good teamwork
when they travelled to Timberlane on Friday, February 7 and
walked away with a 69-31 victory. Everyone on the Broncos
bench contributed to the victory with Brittney Lambert leading
the way with 15 points followed by Veronica Moceri with eight.
Marissa Sweeney, Emily Barry and Nicole Teague tallied seven
points apiece, followed by Tori LaRoche with six and Katie
Bellomo and Amanda Wetmore with five each. Sandi Purcell
had four points. Sam Ratte and Jess Baker had two points each.
Venessa Jacques contributed one point. The only Bronco not
to score was sitting on the bench with an injury, junior Kaycee
Carbone.
Unfortunately for Alvirne, Trinity was not the same caliber of
team as Timberlane; they handed Alvirne a 66-55 defeat. Alvirne
found themselves down 19-12 at the end of the first quarter, and
cut the lead to 33-27 at the half. Even though the Broncos never
had a lead in this contest they certainly made it interesting when
they tied the score at 39 with four minutes to play in the third
quarter. Unfortunately, they could not sustain the comeback and
fell to 51-44 after three quarters of play. The Broncos had to resort
to fouling the Pioneers in the final quarter and they were up to the
task hitting 10 of 14 attempts to put this one away.
Veronica Moceri had the hot hand from behind the arc hitting
four three-point shots and leading the team with 16 points. Sandi
Purcell had 11 points followed by Kaycee Carbone, Brittney
Lambert and Tori LaRoche with six points each.
Kaycee Carbone also ripped down 14 boards
for Alvirne.
This loss brings the Broncos record to 8-4
in NHIAA Division I girls basketball and 10-5
overall. The Broncos will host Londonderry on
February 17. They will have their final home
game of the season at the traditional senior
night tribute on Friday, February 21.
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2013 Softball Championship Banner
Raised to the Rafters
by Phillip Nichols
On February 7, members of the 2013 Campbell High School
softball team were on hand to receive their team plaques and raise
their championship banner to the rafters of the field house.
Some members were not present during the ceremony due
to previous commitments and also attending their respective
colleges.
Congratulations to the members of the 2013 NHIAA Division
III softball champions: Lauren King, Olivia Martinage, Shelbie
Trompke, Emma Kuczkowski, Sarah Hobbs, Amanda Simoneau,
Hannah Neild, Amber Gibbons, Gianna Cataldo, Brittany
McNulla, Meaghan Coughlin, Carrie Fernandez, Emily Paquin,
Jordyn Rochon, Rachel Stanhope, Chelsea Caynon, Haleigh
Cardello and Mikaela Page.
Also congratulations to Head Coach Joe Raycraft and Assistant
Coach Michael Soby and Managers David Mailhiot and Katie
Keane.
Members of the softball team look on as one member raises
the championship banner during a ceremony at halftime.
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Cougars Defeat
Cavaliers
in Exciting
Wrestling
Finish, 42-36
by Phillip Nichols
On February 6, the Campbell Cougars faced
a tough Hollis-Brookline wrestling team, but
managed to pull out the victory in the final bout
of the day, when senior Connor Perry pinned
his opponent, giving the Cougars the victory.
Earlier in the meet, the Cougars trailed the
Cavaliers by a score of 24-6 until senior Keegan
Tanguay pinned his opponent, sparking a run
by Campbell, which culminated when senior
captain, Ben Billings and sophomore Tyler
McCrady both pinned their challengers to tie
the score 36-36, with just one bout left.
Campbell’s second senior captain, Connor
Perry, who earlier in the season proved his
dominance in the sport by capturing his 100th
win, stepped up in the 138 pounds division.
Perry defeated his opponent by pinning him
and giving Campbell the meet win, 42-36.
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Alvirne Boys Hoops Trounces Timberlane
Number One Ranked Campbell Cougars Do Battle with the Raymond Rams
Junior guard, Kylee Julia (23) drives baseline against a Raymond defender.
by Phillip Nichols
On February 10, the Raymond Rams came into the Cougars Den
6-6 on the season to test their skills against the 13-1, number one
ranked Campbell Cougars in girls basketball action.
With a well balanced offense and strong defense, the Lady
Cougars jumped out to an early 10-1 lead and did not take their foot
off the pedal until the end of the third quarter, enjoying a 46-23 lead.
Although they only scored two points in the fourth quarter, the
Campbell defense held the Rams to only 10 points to solidify the
win, 48-33.
All of the Cougars contributed with Alexandra Trevains and
Hannah Neild leading the scoring with nine points each. Kylee
Julia finished with seven points. Three other members had four
points each, four people had two points each and Rebecca Landrau
finished with three points.
The Lady Cougars, now 14-1 and ranked number one in Division
III basketball for the state has three games remaining. Their last
opponent of the season will be against Bishop Brady on February 20,
at Bishop Brady.
Te Broncos’ Danny Tucci (#23) applies defensive pressure
to Timberlane guard Tomas Johnston.
by Marc Ayotte
Behind a well-rounded offensive showing that saw ten different
players make their way into the scoring column, the Broncos levied
a 79-48 thumping over the visiting Owls on Friday, February 7.
Senior Tyler Brown continued his recent scoring frenzy, leading the
Broncos with 23 points before becoming a permanent fixture in the
cushioned chairs lining the AHS sideline. Also having a solid effort
was Jake Thyne who knocked down a pair of triples on his way to
pouring in all of his 15 points in the second half.
The lowly Owls limped into Bronco Nation, winless on the season
and in outright possession of last place in the D-I standings with a
record of 0-12. The Broncos burst out to a 6-0 in the game’s first
70 seconds on baskets from Tyler Brown, Alex Wetmore and Danny
Brown after his steal ended in an uncontested lay in. Timberlane
staved-off the early Bronco onslaught by scoring eight of the next
11 points to narrow the deficit to one, at 9-8, but that’s as close as
the Owls would come. A Tyler
Brown base line drive coupled
with his triple from the right wing
late in the quarter gave Alvirne a
19-13 lead after one.
The Broncos slowly inched
away from their guests and with
1:30 left in the half, a T. Brown
offensive rebound put back off
his own miss gave his team its
biggest lead of the game at 31-
20. Just over one minute later,
D. Brown tickled the twine from
beyond the top of the key leading
to the Bronco’s 34-22 lead at the
intermission.
After Timberlane scored the
first two points of the second
half, just 20 seconds in, Tommy
O’Hearn drained the first of
his two trifectas on the night to
bump the Broncos’ lead to 37-
24. The lead expanded to 17
when Ryan Quinlan’s jumper
with 5:49 on the clock made the
score 43-26, forcing Owl’s head
coach Jeffrey Baumann to call a
time-out. What followed was more of the same as a T. Brown pull-
up, a D. Brown fast break lay-in, O’Hearn’s second triple, and a T.
Brown lay-in of his own culminated a 9-0 spurt that left the Broncos
in complete control. As a result, Baumann was asking for another
time-out as Alvirne had doubled-up the Owls, 52-26 with 3:43
remaining in the third.
The fourth quarter yielded some valuable playing time to many
players. Jake Thyne took complete advantage of his opportunity as
the 6 foot 4 inch senior drained a pair of trifectas; the first of which
from in front of the student fan section brought his teammates out
of their chairs on the sideline in an eruption of approval. Also
contributing in the Broncos win that improved their season mark to
5-7 were: Danny Brown (7), Sam Bonney-Liles (7), Tommy O’Hearn
(6), Ryan Quinlan (6), along with Alex Wetmore and Tyler Janko with
five apiece.
On Tuesday, February 10, the Broncos faced a tough task when
they hosted third place (10-1) Trinity.
Hannah Neild shoots over Raymond defenders for two of her nine points.
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Rebecca Landrau and Kali Trunca trap and force a
bad pass by Raymond’s J. Norris (23).
Alvirne’s Tommy O’Hearn brings the ball up the right side of the court in the
Broncos’ big home court win over Timberlane.
Jake Tyne goes up for two of his 15 points on the night
as the Broncos dumped the Owls, 79-48.
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“Sunshine” Lifts Broncos over Tomahawks on Senior Night
Alvirne wrestling team seniors Ethan Laroche (middle left)
and Shawyn Hebert with their respective moms on senior night
by Marc Ayotte
For a high school athlete, it’s always an emotional day when as
a senior your season runs down to the final few games and you are
inevitably faced with participating in your last home contest. For
two Alvirne wrestlers, Shawyn Hebert and Ethan Laroche that day
came on Thursday, February 6, when the Broncos hosted Merrimack
in a dual meet.
Unfortunately for Hebert, he did not see any action on the mats,
but was active on the sidelines aiding in the Bronco cause. For
Laroche, it was especially exciting and rewarding as his electrifying
come from behind win proved to be a pivotal point in the Broncos’
37-34 team win over the visiting Tomahawks.
The Division II match began rather ominously as Merrimack
grabbed a 6-0 lead after a forfeit at the beginning 106-weight class.
However, Alvirne’s Taylor Thyne (113) made quick amends for that
scenario, taking a quick 2-0 lead as he proceeded to dominate the
action which culminated in a win by fall with just six ticks left in the
opening period, tying the score at six apiece.
Nick Milanazzo (120) added
to the Broncos season long
dominance in the lighter weight
classes, when he built upon a 4-0
lead midway through the second
period to post a 12-4 major
decision win, making the score
10-6 in favor of AHS. Getting the
start in the 126 division was Ben
Katsohis who responded nicely.
After falling behind 5-4 in the first
period, Katsohis rebounded to
finish the first two minutes with a
7-5 lead. He later jumped the lead
to 13-7 before recording a WBF at
3:39 of the match.
Chad Cunningham then made
it back to back pin wins for the
Broncos when he took his 4-3
lead after one period and worked
it into an 8-3 cushion before
registering a win by fall at 2:46 of
his 132 pound bout, giving Alvirne
a comfortable 22-6 advantage in the team scoring. After a decision
loss in the 138 division, John Plante put the Broncos back on
track; taking an early 2-0 lead and then pummeling his Tomahawk
opponent to the tune of a 12-4 lead before ultimately scoring a win
by fall with just 16 seconds left in the 145 match. After losing by
forfeit in the 160 division, the Broncos held a 28-16 lead; setting the
stage for the ‘sun to shine’.
In the 170 bout, senior Ethan Laroche trailed 2-0 before a late
second period take down of opponent Phoenyx Stopyra tied the
match at 2-all; prompting chants of “Sunshine, Sunshine” from the
adrenalized AHS student fan base. However, with just 43 seconds
remaining, Stopyra stopped Laroche’s momentum, recording a
takedown to grab a 4-2 lead.
But the Bronco senior had more left in the tank. With a pause in
the action with :24 showing on the clock, and Assistant Coach John
Mirabella imploring his wrestler to “make a move,” Sunshine rose
to the challenge. With a burst of energy, Laroche with 16 seconds
left, started his clutch reversal-near fall combination move worth
five points that earned him a thrilling 7-4 decision. After the match,
Laroche recalled the final seconds, saying; “he (Mirabella) told me to
try a move and I did it and it worked out for the best.” With a prior
loss to Stopyra at the Hollis-Brookline Nor’easter, Laroche was ready
for some retribution; “he beat me early in the season and I didn’t
want him to win again. It feels good, I’m excited to win on senior
day.”
With what proved to be an impactful win in the team scoring,
the Broncos held a 31-16 lead as opposed to what looked to be a
slimmer 28-19 advantage had Laroche not rebounded for the win.
After a subsequent loss in the 182 division, making it 31-22, and
looking ahead to the remaining three matches, the Broncos needed a
minimum of a decision win to at least force a tie.
Up stepped Mr. Consistent to the mat, donning his newly acquired
striped purple and pink socks. Seemingly not ready to set the
fashion world on fire, though proud of his garb, the Bronco who
‘owns’ his weight class in Division II wrestling came through with
an irrefutable performance; producing the decisive six team points
needed to cement the win. Evan Manning, after one of his patented,
thumping take downs, just 40 seconds into the match, needed only
18 more ticks of the clock to pin opponent Jason Theriault en route
to the 37-34 team win, evening Alvirne’s divisional record at 4-4 on
the year.
Alvirne senior Ethan Laroche receives two points from the of cial for the reversal,
which led to his crucial, senior night 7-4 decision over Phoenyx Stopyra of Merrimack.
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Broncos Hockey Makes Playoff Push
by Marc Ayotte
To say the Alvirne hockey team
is making a run to qualify for the
postseason might be a bit overly
optimistic. Nonetheless, they continue
to nudge their way into the playoff
picture, and given the dubious start
to the season which saw the Broncos
open up with a three-game skid while
losing five of its first six games, things
are looking much more promising.
Since their 1-5 beginning, the
Broncos have been playing well,
going .500 over the ensuing six games
and finding themselves at 4-8 on the
year; just one game out of the last
playoff spot with six games left on the
schedule.
Key in the Broncos move in the
standings has been the emergence of
an offense that appears to be firing
on all cylinders, paced by the goal
scoring prowess of Christian Gamst,
Trevor Perron and Cam Blake. After an
anemic start which reflected Alvirne
scoring a combined one goal in the
first three contests, the Broncos
have lit the lamp a total of 21 times
in its four wins.
Most recently, it was Cam
Blake’s hat trick performance that
led to the Broncos’ 7-5 shootout
win at Somersworth/Coe-Brown
on February 6. In a statistical
anomaly, and as Assistant Coach
Rich Nolan indicated: “We came
back from one goal down, five
separate times.” The first of their
game-filled, mini comebacks
was on Blake’s first goal of the
evening, scoring with 6:52 left
in the opening frame on an assist
from Dan Wholey to make it 1-1.
Blake then notched his second
of the period at the 11:08 mark,
again from Wholey, but this time
knotting the score at two apiece
as the teams made way for the
Zamboni’s first appearance.
In the middle period, the Broncos
trailed 3-2 and 4-3 before goals from
Trevor Perron (Cameron Richall,
DeVito) and Richall (Blake, Deving
Herling), respectively, ultimately tied
the score at 4-4, heading into the final
15 minutes of regulation.
One again, the home team Bearcats
took a one goal lead to start the period
but 4:18 in, Perron recorded his second
tally of the game on an assist from
Matt Lubinski, tying things up at 5-all.
After each team skated for the next 10
minutes without any more activity on
the scoreboard, the Broncos finally
broke through for its first lead of the
game. With 4:43 remaining, DeVito
(Perron, C. Gamst) scored the eventual
game winner just 13 seconds after
a Broncos power play had expired,
giving AHS its first lead of the game,
at 6-5. “We had been peppering
them almost the entire power play,”
recounted Nolan.
Then with :18 showing on the clock,
Blake finished-off his ‘bookend’ hat
trick by scoring the last goal of the
game, an empty netter with the assists
going to Cam Richall and Perron.
After the game, the team awarded
the ‘game hat’ to Dan Wholey which
is customarily worn to school on the
following day. “He played a very good
game,” observed Nolan, who noted a
short bench as the reason for Wholey
seeing more ice. “He was moved up
to a bigger position with more playing
time and he responded,” offered the
Broncos’ Assistant Coach. Curtis
Richall picked up his fourth win of the
year between the pipes, recording 31
saves.
The Broncos closed out the week
with a 5-2 loss against the Wolfpack
at the Salem Icenter. Trailing 1-0 after
one, the Pack started to pull away with
a pair of second period goals to make
it 3-0 heading into the final frame.
“We were still digging down,” recalled
Nolan, adding; “The team never gave
up.”
A pair of early period power play
opportunities on which they cashed
in aided their persistence. Just 38
seconds into a Dustin Lubinger penalty,
Cam Blake put the Broncos on the
board when his shot found the back of
the net over the shoulder of Pack goalie
Mike Donovan. Sixty-four seconds
later, with Lubinger back in the sin
bin, Alvirne capitalized on the man-up
situation when Trevor Perron brought
his team within a goal at 3-2, just 2:08
into the period.
The turning point in the game came
two minutes later when Christian
Gamst skated in alone from center
ice but an aggressive and spectacular
poke check from Donovan thwarted
the high scoring Broncos’ bid to tie
the score. In the ensuing four minutes
of play, Lubinger atoned for his costly
infractions by scoring twice; leading to
his hat trick and a Wolfpack 5-2 win.
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Shown here against the Wolfpack, Alvirne’s Trevor Perron (#27) has scored three
goals in his last two games for a resurging Broncos ofense.
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Patrick DeVito (#12) plays the role of the enforcer, keeping W-P’s Chad Desautels (#20)
from getting any closer to goalie Curtis Richall.

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