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Hudson~Litchfield News Litchfield’s Winterfest: Something for Everyone Pat Jewett:
“Be Firm, Fair and Fun”
by AJ Dickinson Litchfield held their second annual “winterfest” this past weekend, February 14-16, at Roy Memorial Park and Talent Hall. The fun winter event had something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Of the many activities available to the public were such events as the mini snowmobile races, dog sled rides and the chili cook-off, all of which were favorites from last year’s event. Some new attractions also grabbed the attention of kids and adults such as the competitive mechanical bull ride! continued to page 7Winterfest
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Pat Jewett by Laurie Jasper It is fair to state, if you live in Litchfield, New Hampshire, you know of Pat Jewett? More than likely, you have even met Pat Jewett. Pat hasn’t simply resided in Litchfield for 62 years; she has truly lived a life of service for her beloved Litchfield. It was with a heavy heart, after experiencing recent health concerns that Pat, 85, decided it was time to resign from the Board of Selectmen. “I resigned so that my position would be on the ballot. I did what I thought was the best for the people,” said Pat, with emotion. Her resignation will be official after the March 11 town elections. Pat was born in Raymond, NH but grew up in Derry, the youngest of three girls. “We were poor, but just because you’re poor you don’t have to be stupid,” said Pat in her own matter-of-fact style. Pat attended Lowell State, majoring in special education, and then went to Notre Dame in Manchester to be certified to teach in New Hampshire. Early on, Pat taught physical education in Nashua, traveling to seven schools. “I taught outdoors until it snowed. Then I taught in the classrooms. Imagine teaching 40 first graders to jump rope in their classroom,” recalled Pat with a laugh. Pat substitute taught and cleaned houses while obtaining her degree. In addition, she was involved in PTO. Pat and her first husband had two children before they divorced. Then, Pat met and married Will Jewett. They had two children together. Will and Pat were a true team, working together at various functions and projects in Litchfield until his death four years ago. “I never could imagine a better husband than Will. I miss him so much. He enjoyed doing everything with me and he never said no,” recalled Pat. Pat remembers when she first became involved in politics. “In 1952, I went to the Memorial Day supper, I made an apple pie, and the Hillsborough County Extension Services representative was there and asked me to join the conservation commission.” Pat would go on to hold just about every office in the town, including library trustee, town trustee, budget committee member, recreation committee member, school board member and selectman. “I’ve been on every committee except the planning board, because Will was on the planning board. He really enjoyed that, and that was his place,” said Pat. As part of the selectmen’s job as welfare agents, Pat directed the town welfare department for 22 years. Pat worked tirelessly to help those in need learn how to stretch a budget and eat healthy. “I would go to their houses and buy the stuff and show them how to make the dinners. I made mine and taught them how to cook and shop. I brought my pots and pans along. I met some very nice people. I like helping people, I always have,” said Pat. Litchfield Board of Selectman Vice Chairman Frank Byron knows firsthand how much Pat has done for the town over the years. “Pat has been a constant in Litchfield. To see her leaving (the BOS) is a loss to the community,” said Frank. In addition to her duties as selectman, Pat has put in countless hours on many projects that helped those in need. “Pat gives a lot of her own resources time and money - to help. She helps supply new backpacks for kids and collects mittens, scarves and boots for needy kids. She also has helped kids, who have gotten into trouble, with their probationary work, helping continued to page 9- Jewett

Three and a half year old Tyler McHugh is seen enjoying himself at the second annual winterfest held at Roy Memorial Park on February 14-16.

Right: Stephanie Pearl is seen riding a mini snowmobile at the second annual winterfest held at Roy Memorial Park on February 14-16.

Seen from the left are Katie, Liam and Shea Chapman enjoying a dog sled ride.

Twelve-year-old Mackenzie Wagner rides the mechanical bull.

Mal’s Pals Third Annual Cardboard Sled Race
submitted by Lori A. Bowen The Mal’s Pals have been hard at work over the last three years planning fun events and fundraisers to raise enough funds to build the amphitheater at Benson Park. The most exciting news is that it looks like this dream will become a reality this summer! One of the most fun activities is the cardboard sled race called the Hudson Cool Runnings. This is the third year and slated to be the best yet! The way this race works is each of the sleds starts at the top of the racing hill and the maker has to slide down the hill in their homemade sled. There are always spills and turns and lots of laughs watching these homemade sleds debut on the hill. Each year the sleds become more creative in looks and style. In past years, there has been a replica of the old woman in the shoe; a coffee cup and even flip-flops have made their way down to the finish line. Before the race in a sort of racing pregame, you can tour the sleds, look under the flaps and kick the duct tape. Check out the sweet pin striping and wish you had thought of that awesome detail of real working headlights! Not to mention that the colors of sleds come in the blackest of black to the brightest of reds and yellows. Now the biggest question, what is your sled this year going to look like? Maybe you are thinking a snowflake to slide down or an animal to sit inside of? Either way the Mal’s Pals hope you join in and make a sled, or come to watch all the creative minds that did race their beauties to the finish. Anyone interested in participating in this year’s Hudson Cool Runnings and showing off their cardboard building sled skills, should report to Benson Park in Hudson on Sunday, February 23. continued to page 7- Mal’s Race

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Selectman Ben Nadeau participating in last year’s Hudson Cool Runnings Cardboard sled race. Anyone for a cup of coffee?

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by AJ Dickinson The Alvirne Friends of Music hosted their eighth annual “Pasta Palooza” this past Saturday, February 15 at the AHS cafeteria. The Italian themed fundraiser gives 100 percent of the proceeds back to the school’s music program to help out with everything from purchasing instruments to deferring costs of trips that the bands will take. With over a quarter of the school’s population participating in the music program, this fundraiser directly affects over 300 students in a positive manner. Upon entering the cafeteria, the first thing one noticed was the elaborate Italian transformation that had taken place. The Alvirne High School jazz band serenaded the elegantly lit cafeteria as attendants were seen eating pasta donated by T-Bones. Any student that was interested in helping in the school event found himself or herself as a waiter or waitress serving the guests. The classy fundraiser, which has come to be known as a tradition at Alvirne High School, was both successful and fun for all who attended.

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2- February 21, 2014 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Senior Vice President Susan Covey Appointed as New Branch Administration Director

Kaitlynn Deck of Hudson was named to the fall Dean’s List at SUNYBuffalo State. Deck is majoring in criminal justice. The following students have been named to Plymouth State University’s President’s List. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the fall semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. From Hudson, Alicia MacInnis, Sabrina Searles, Heather Tabor and Samantha Weis. From Litchfield, Caitlin O’Brien. Christopher Fernandes has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the fall semester. Fernandes is from Hudson. Kyle King of Hudson, a student in the BSCT - Audio Engineering program at the New England School of Communications, has earned the distinction of being named to the Honors List for the fall semester. About 3,250 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Dean’s List recipients include Hudson residents Daniel LeBourdais, who studies Design, Innovation, and Society; Emily Mastropiero, who studies Architecture; Matthew Poegel, who studies Mathematics; Carla Toland, who studies Electrical Engineering; Daniel LeBourdais, who studies Design, Innovation, and Society; Emily Mastropiero, who studies Architecture; Matthew Poegel, who studies Mathematics; and Carla Toland, who studies Electrical Engineering; and Litchfield resident John Houston who studies Biomedical Engineering Matthew Fellows of Hudson, a member of the class of 2015 at Trinity College, has received Faculty Honors for the fall semester. Zackarey Miller of Litchfield, a student in the BSMS - Sports Journalism program at the New England School of Communications, has earned the distinction of being named to the High Honors List for the fall semester. Send your Accolades to with a photo

submitted by Enterprise Bank Susan Covey, a Salem resident, has been appointed to lead Enterprise Bank’s branch teams as the new branch administration director. Susan is a 25-year banking veteran, nine years of which were in progressively more responsible positions. She was most recently Enterprise Bank’s regional director in New Hampshire, overseeing five branches. CEO Clancy stated in announcing her appointment, “Under Susan’s leadership, her region continued to expand and thrive. Susan has an extremely special and rare knowledge of community banking and a deep commitment to the communities she serves, which is shown by her support for a multitude of local non-profits. She is a great coach, mentor and inspiration to all who work with her.” Susan said about her mission to continue branch development and growth, “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the hardworking and dedicated group of professionals that we have in our 22 branch network at Enterprise Bank. I am so proud to work with a team that exemplifies what it means to serve our communities and our customers.” Susan served on the Board of Directors of the Salem Boys and Girls Club for 11 years, the last two as chief volunteer officer. She still serves on fundraising committees for the annual spring auction and golf tournament. A former Salem selectman and budget committee member, she currently serves as a trustee of the trust funds for the Town of Salem. She serves as president for the Dollars for Scholars Board of Trustees, Friends of Servicelink and the Committee to Renovate the Hose House. She has volunteered for the United Way and Cor Unum. She is a former member of boards for Salem youth baseball, advisory board for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. Enterprise Bank has 22 full-service branch offices located in the Massachusetts cities and towns of Lowell, Acton, Andover, Chelmsford, Dracut, Fitchburg, Lawrence, Leominster, Methuen, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford and in the New Hampshire towns of Derry, Hudson, Nashua, Pelham and Salem. As of December 31, assets were $1.8 billion. Total assets under management and loans serviced totaled $2.6 billion. Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the stock symbol “EBTC.” For further information on Enterprise Bank, log onto our website at

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Hudson Candidate Night --- Voting is on March 11th

J. Bradford Seabury, candidate for School District Treasurer, is at the podium. From left seated are Joyce Cloutier for Supervisor of the Checklist, Harry Schibanoff, candidate for Trustee of the Trust Fund, Selectmen candidates Patricia Nichols, Ted Luszey, Richard Kahn and Randy Brownrigg. On the other side of the podium are Paul Inderbitzen for Moderator, then for School Board Normand Martin, Stacy Milbouer, Lynn Morin and Meagan Pollack. Rounding out the table are the Budget Committee candidates John Drabinowicz, Geoffrey Keegan and Ted Trost. See complete story in next week’s Hudson~Litchfield News.

Conservation Commission Seeks Public Input on Trail Projects
submitted by James Battis, Hudson Conservation Commission The Hudson Conservation Commission will be seeking public input on potential trail projects at a conservation land trails workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Ann Seabury conference room at the Hudson Police Station located at 1 Constitution Drive. The purpose of the workshop will be to collect, prioritize, and schedule possible trail maintenance and construction efforts for the upcoming work season. Over the past several years, volunteers have been conducting daylong trail clean up events at the Musquash conservation lands off Musquash Road. They have also completed several new hiking trails at Musquash and at the Hudson town forest off Kimball Hill Road. In addition, Boy Scout Eagle candidates have worked on other projects at Musquash, including: the creation of new trails, construction of a new kiosk at the parking area and creation of a system of trail signs. A newly developed map of trails in the Musquash conservation land, assembled by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission staff for the conservation commission, will be on display for public input before being published on the town website. A primary goal of the conservation commission is to build on these past efforts by developing ideas to enhance the public use of these properties. Among the topics that will be discussed are plans for new trails on Hudson’s conservation lands, possible locations of additional kiosks and historical markers and the contents for the kiosks and markers.

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Letters to our Editor
Respect Needs to Go Beyond Basketball
When you come to HMS to play as part of a team, when it is not your team’s time on the court, this does not mean it’s time to roam the halls of the school. Further, it does not mean pound on the doors of the multi-purpose room because it’s fun to bother the class in session there. Playing basketball for a team is more than just tossing a ball through a hoop. It’s about teamwork, it’s about skill, and it’s about integrity. It’s also about respect. These are traits that are as an integral part of the game as learning to dribble. They should also be traits you carry out into the World, beyond the lines of the court. What you boys did went beyond being disrespectful. Having led to not once but twice being chased down is embarrassing. We come to HMS for our class and would appreciate being left to our business. We deserve that respect and shouldn’t have to ask. Your parents would be shamed by your behavior and I wonder how long you’d be permitted to play if they knew. Oh, and by the way - the woman who chased you? She’s a black belt, as were three others in the room Saturday. And as for the rest of us - we are their students. So think on that before you pound on another door for “fun.” Keith Berson, Hudson payers as well and, as such, under our current form of government, have been elected by us to work out what they feel is best for our community. Most of the time, this comes down to the almighty dollar. While they do their best to be conservative, the idea that expenses would remain unchanged - let alone decrease - is just not realistic. They enter into every budget season with many challenges: taxpayer requests, building repair, government mandates, department requests and collective bargaining agreements. We, as tax payers, must hold ourselves responsible for the upkeep of our community. We have heard the terms “pay now or pay later” and “you get what you pay for.” Yes, the bill is going up, and not passing articles at the ballot will have a profoundly negative impact on the value of our community, our homes, and the quality of life to which Hudson residents have come accustom. Remember what we get for our tax dollar and, also, what the budgets encompass: great schools, Fire, EMS, Police, Highway, roads, street lights, trash pick-up, parks, library, recreation, place to register your vehicles, the beach at the pond, a beautiful new senior center and the list goes on … Some of these are emergency services that are available and active 24/7, providing citizens with priceless piece of mind. Be an educated voter. The information is available on the town and school websites, and, if you still have questions, contact the respective department, union, or Town Official. I am certain you will get answers. Hudson has, without question, the best value for your dollar! I urge you to support both your town and school on March 11, Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Ave., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Derek Desrochers, Hudson a popular work of fiction, a movie on DVD, something for your eReader, or an audio book, the library has access to it. Plus, there always are books for sale on the perpetual book sale shelf on the lower level of the library. Need to work on a project? The library has computers available to the public and also provides free Wi-Fi 24/7. Looking for a little something to do? Check out the museum passes that are available. If you haven’t been to the Aaron Cutler Memorial Library recently, you should stop by and check it out. I’m hoping you’ll fall in love with your library also. Michele Pesula-Kuegler, President, Friends of the Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Litchfield Secondly, I would like to address the issue of the proposed new teachers’ union contract. First of all, the teachers have not had a new contract for two years. One of the interesting ramifications of this is that the only way for a presently employed teacher to get a raise is to resign and get rehired. For example a teacher with seven years experience is now being paid at the level of five years experience. If that person resigned and was rehired at the seven years level he or she would realize an increase of $3,035. Pretty ridiculous situation I think. The only part of the proposed new teacher contract that is on the ballot is the salary increases. This only tells one part of the contract. It is proper that this is the only part of the contract on the ballot, but it does not tell the whole story. What you don’t see on the ballot are the concessions that the teachers have made in order to reduce cost in other areas. Everyone should be aware that health insurance costs are on the rise. The only uncertainty is just how much they will increase. The teachers have agreed to adjustments in their health benefits that will help to minimize these increases. Another very significant concession the teachers have made is in the area who will be kept on and who will be terminated in the event of any reductions in staffing. Current trends have been a reduction in student population thus reducing the number of teachers needed. Under the proposed new contract the teachers have agreed to changes that will give the School District the ability to retain a highly qualified, non-tenured teacher rather than being forced to retain a tenured teacher whose qualifications are not as good. In the history of union negotiations, this is a huge concession. The new contract will assure that Litchfield has a competitive compensation package – certainly not the highest – that will enable us to continue to attract quality teachers and retain the excellent ones we already are fortunate to have. It simply is not realistic to think that we can effectively and safely operate our town and schools without some degree of increase in overall costs. Vehicles and equipment wear out and incur maintenance costs. The prices of the necessities needed to operate keep going up. Just like in our own households. To my knowledge there is no one on the School Board, Budget Committee or Board of Selectmen that is not just as concerned as the rest of us with the amount of taxes they have to pay. They have put in a lot of their personal time to develop reasonable budgets. Please think carefully –not selfishly – about your vote on March 11. Philip M. Reed, Litchfield

Hudson Girls Softball League Needs Your Help
Have you or a loved one, played, coached, volunteered or assisted in the Hudson Girls Softball League (HGSL)? If so we want to know about it. We are asking all Hudson residents to assist us in celebrating our ??? season anniversary. Our problem is we are unsure what anniversary year we should celebrate. Maybe you have pictures? Memorabilia? Uniforms? Articles? Or you know a family member that may have originated our league? Please help us honor the founding members and volunteers that dedicated their time and effort to the success of our organization. Our records go back to 1983; however, evidence shows we might have been originated before the 1980s. Please help us give the HGSL a history to honor, and an Anniversary to Celebrate. Please Contact Stacey Plourde at staceyjacey@gmail. com or call 361-3929. Stacey Plourde, Hudson Girls Softball League, Hudson

A Prayer for Nicole
I read the story about Nicole Jacques’ illness in last week’s HLN. Here is a prayer for you, Nicole. If anyone wants to join me in believing, please join in. Dear Father God, bless you. In the Holy name of Jesus I (we) come to you Lord God for the healing of Nicole Jacques. By your power, Holy Spirit, I (we) ask you that you completely heal Nicole from liver cancer. That you, Lord Jesus, breathe new life into her lungs. I (we) pray that you stop the advancement of this cancer that our adversary has attempted to cause her harm. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your great love. In the name of Jesus we declare healing for Nicole. Please read Acts 10:34-38 what Apostle Peter wrote about Jesus. It’s still true today. Jerry Desmarais, Hudson

February is Love Your Library Month
Do you love your library? I know I do. When I returned to Litchfield 14 years ago, I was hesitant to see what this small library could offer my young children and me. Having moved from a bigger city with a much bigger library, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. What I learned on my first visit and continue to see every time I visit the ACML is that it is a library that is much bigger than it seems. Have some free time? The variety of programs that are offered astound me- starting with story time for babies and working through the ages to book discussion groups for adults. Plus, there are many other programs offered to patrons, including guest speakers, authors, crafting nights, and much more. Looking for something to read? It comes in all forms and formats at the ACML. Whether you’re looking for

Think Carefully About Your Vote
I would suggest that before you vote on March 11 at the Town and School District elections you make sure that you cast your ballot based on accurate and complete information. First of all, contrary to what was previously published in the HLN, the projected impact on taxes by proposed combined Town and School District budgets is not $1,200 on a house assed at $300,000. The actual impact is only about $295! Considering the inflationary trends in the costs of things that must be purchased such as fuel, health insurance, etc. this sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Invest in Your Town (Part 1)
I would first like to thank the various Boards and Town Officials, of which you could call “Volunteers” for the minor stipend some receive for their tireless effort, care and concern. These members are tax

Litchfield Police Log
Wednesday, January 8: 8:30 a.m. Suspicious activity, Watts Landing. 12:35 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Broadview Drive. 1:42 p.m. Fire, Louise Drive. 4:20 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Hildreth Drive. 6:57 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle, Albuquerque Avenue. Thursday, January 9: 4:50 a.m. Alarm activation, Deerwood Drive. 9:34 a.m. Suspicious person, Route 3A. 12:06 p.m. Theft, Landing Court. 12:10 p.m. Abandoned 911 call, Route 3A. 12:13 p.m. Fraud, Pilgrim Drive. 2:04 p.m. Neighbor dispute, Campbell Drive. 6:40 p.m. Medical emergency, Mayflower Drive. Friday, January 10: 10:54 a.m. Medical emergency, Dixon Drive. 10:05 p.m. Vehicle off the roadway, Albuquerque Avenue. Saturday, January 11: 12:46 a.m. Harassing phone calls, Locke Mill Drive. 8:12 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Page Road. Sunday, January 12: 8:52 p.m. Noise complaint, Woodland Drive. Monday, January 13: 12:11 a.m. Suspicious activity, Nakomo Drive. 4:07 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Route 3A. 5:58 p.m. Paperwork served, Kiln Drive. Tuesday, January 14: 3:47 a.m. Deer struck by motor vehicle, Route 3A. 3:53 a.m. Alarm activation, Colby Road. 10:41 a.m. Alarm activation, Woodhawk Way. 3:35 p.m. Medical emergency, Route 3A. 4:31 p.m. Assist motorist, Albuquerque Avenue. 4:50 p.m. Criminal threatening, Route 3A

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Cub Scouts Receive Arrow of Light Award; Cross Over to Boy Scouts

A Special Treat for Hudson Seniors
by Lori A. Bowen, Hudson Senior Services Coordinator With all this snow we have missed our friends who don’t get out much during the snow and cold. Don’t worry we are here and saving a space for you. Being careful and cautious of the weather and road conditions during the storm is certainly understandable. Just know we are thinking about you and can’t wait for you to come back and see us! I have exciting news about the new center! The kitchen is being installed; there is a beautiful stove and all the stainless steel gleams from the lights. The electricity is on and working. The lights are in the cupolas and send a beacon out over the town at night. Just drive down Route 111 and you can see them shining. There have been significant installations such as the ceiling tiles, lights and flooring. Not everything is done, but enough that the interior is really taking shape. We are planning on being up and running by May, so plan on the snow going away and a whole new world of activities to get involved in to open up! There will be more information to follow in a few weeks on how to register for the new center and all the activities that are going to be offered. As we get closer to the opening I want to take a moment to recognize all of the people who have given so selflessly of their time and energy over the past umpteen years to see this project built. We are almost there! Don’t forget you can watch the Senior Affairs Committee the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast channel 22. This will keep you up to date on all the happenings and progress of the senior center. A big thank you goes out to Tom Michaud who has been obtaining information for us about a billiard table for the new center. This will be a focal point of the center, so sharpen up on your skills! A group has started on Tuesday mornings to play Whist, the card game. If you are interested in playing Whist please join us around 9:30. On March 4, the Hudson Town Administrator and Hudson Finance Director are going to join us for coffee club. The hope is to have a roundtable discussion about the ballot and warrant articles being voted for on March 11. They are happy to answer any questions you have and talk candidly about the ballot. Please join us around 9 a.m. to join in the discussion. Stop by and see Lucille on Wednesday or Thursday at the community center, to sign up for the Friends of Hudson senior trips. For the Kitchen This recipe came from a friend of mine, Jenni Schneider. She said this makes a wonderful muffin. She also shared that she makes this with her children and it is super easy to prepare. Thank you, Jenni! Applesauce Muffins Ingredients 1 1/2cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup oil 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder

Arrow of Light submitted by Darlene Coyle On Sunday, February 9, Hudson Cub Scout Pack 20 held their annual Blue and Gold banquet at the VFW in Hudson. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the boys from Den 7 earning their Arrow of Light award which is the highest honor a Cub Scout can earn. This award also represents the conclusion of their journey through Cub Scouts and marks the beginning of their journey in Boy Scouts. Drew, Alex, Matt, Connor, Justin and Cooper collectively earned over 200 awards in their years as Cub Scouts. The boys and their parents decorated the Hudson VFW and cooked a pasta and meatball dinner for all to enjoy. After the meal, the boys received their Arrow of Light award and then crossed over a ceremonial bridge to join the Boy Scouts. Finally, everyone enjoyed dessert followed by an animal show.

Police Looking for Help Identifying Suspects
submitted by Hudson Police Department The Hudson Police Department is looking for help in identifying the two suspects in the photographs. They committed a theft of money from the Service Credit Union ATM located inside the Hudson Wal-Mart on February 7. If you recognize them, or have any information that would help solve this crime, call the Hudson Police department at 886-6011 or you may leave an anonymous message at the Hudson Police Crime line at 594-1150.

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reminder? Text “@animanga” to 508-318-4269. Minecraft Thursdays for Teens. Minecraft fans unite! Come play together at the Rodgers Memorial Library. We have several laptops available but feel free to bring your own laptop from home. All skill levels welcome! The projector will also be available to play and share your YouTube videos. Teens only! Want a text reminder? Text “@thenether” to 508-318-4269. 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@, Tom Scotti at or call 886-6011. Ongoing Children’s Programs at Rodgers Memorial Library. Many spaces are still available in the Children’s Room winter programs at the Rodgers Memorial Library. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for programs. Register online at under “children” using your library card. o Books & Babies: birth-18 months, Thursday 11 a.m., no registration. o Movers & Shakers: ages 13-23 months, Thursday 9:30 a.m., registration required. o Toddler Time: age 2, Wednesday 9:30 a.m., or 11 a.m., registration required. o Story Time: ages 3-5, Monday 10 a.m., Tuesday 10 a.m., or Thursday 1 p.m., registration required. o Pajama Story Time: ages 3-5, Tuesday 6 p.m., registration required. o Book Bunch: grades K-2, Thursday 4 p.m., registration required. o Books & Beads: grades 1-5, Monday 4 p.m., registration required. o Ink Buddies: grades 2-5, Tuesday 4 p.m., registration required. o Book Banter: grades 3-5, Wednesday 4 p.m., registration required. o Theater Club: ages 8-12, Monday 6 p.m., registration required. o Minecraft for Kids: ages 6-12, Thursday 6 p.m., no registration. o LEGO Brick Club: ages 5-12, Friday 4 p.m., no registration. o Tail Wagging Tutors: all ages, Saturday 1-4 p.m., register for a half hour slot online.


Saturday, March 1 Hudson Checklist Supervisors will hold a voter registration session on in the basement of the Town Hall next to the Selectmen’s meeting room. Registrations will be taken from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Changes to the checklist and approval of new voters will be done at that time. This is the last opportunity to register before the March 11 Town Election.

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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. Animanga Club for Teens. Come to Animanga Club to discuss and share your favorite Anime and Manga. We’ll be watching Anime and doing fun stuff every week at the Rodgers Memorial Library! Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Want a text

Saturday, February 22 The Litchfield Community Church Men’s Fellowship will hold 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 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, 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., Hudson Community Center. Town of Litchfield Elections, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Campbell High School.

Hampshire’s Commissioner of Agriculture and is a lifelong student of the states’ rural culture. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Wattanick Hall, 2 Windham Rd., Hudson. Steve will address the rise, the triumphs and the eventual decline of the Grange movement in New Hampshire. It is free and open to the public through a grant from the NH Humanities Council via the Hudson Grange. Join us for refreshments following the meeting. Wednesday, April 23 Trash or Treasure? Patty Ledoux, proprietor of Estate Sales by Patty, will join the Hudson Historical Society for a discussion of antiques, estate clean-outs, and local history. Tonight’s event will take place at the Hills House, 211 Derry Rd., Hudson, at 7 p.m. Patty ahs bee coordinating estate sales in the Nashua area for many years and will discuss some of the unusual finds, oddities and treasures that she has encountered. In addition, as a life-long Nashua resident and history buff, Patty will lead a discussion of local history from a “Nashua” perspective. Join us for refreshment following the meeting.

Tuesday, February 25 Aaron Cutler Memorial Library invites you to attend an author chat with New Hampshire Circuit Court Judge Robert Varney discussing his first novel “Do Unto Others.” Come and join us at Campbell High School auditorium, 7 p.m., for this free event open to the public. Copies of his novel are available to check out at the library circulation desk. Contact the circulation desk for any questions 424-4044.


Saturday, March 15 Friends of Benson Park spaghetti supper th 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.

Tuesday, March 25 Small Farms, Real Food. The Hudson Historical Society is pleased to join with the Hudson Grange to present Steve Taylor, a New Hampshire Humanities Council scholar. Steve served as New

Arrest Made in Stabbing Incident, Suspect Charged with Assault and Armed Robbery
submitted by Hudson Police Department On Friday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m., the Hudson Police Department arrested Joshua J. McKinnon, 32, of Derry on an outstanding Hudson police warrant. McKinnon is being charged with two counts of first degree assault and one count of armed robbery. The charges are stemming from an investigation conducted by the Hudson Police Department’s criminal investigation division. The facts of the case are the following: On Tuesday, January 28, Hudson detectives were called out to investigate a stabbing which occurred off of Bockes Road, where a male subject and a female subject had been stabbed by an unknown assailant. The male victim had sustained injuries to his neck and hands, while the female victim had sustained injuries to her face. Both were transported to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center where they received treatment for their wounds. Through further investigation, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for McKinnon. McKinnon eventually turned himself into the Hudson Police Department, where he was processed in accordance with department policy and procedure. Bail was set at $50,000 cash.

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The weekend long event also had a variety of preregistered activities such as: “kids movie night” on Friday; the 5K adult run and 2K kid run, which accompanied the corn hole tournament on Saturday; and a pancake breakfast and hot air balloon ride on Sunday. The jam-packed schedule of winter festivities held this year at Roy Memorial Park made for a fun and exciting time for all.

Adam Cuvellier (right, in red) and Greg Caron (right, in black) sample some chili during the chili cook-off.

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Gabby Pearl is seen riding a mini snowmobile.

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Registration is from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 fee to register your sled. The race begins at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to watch. To make your sled, you need cardboard, duct tape and creativity. Check out the Mal’s Pals website for more info, or on Facebook. See you at the races!

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Origins of the Winter Olympics
Every four years, athletes and sporting enthusiasts gather to participate in the Winter Olympics, overseen by the International Olympic Committee. Although in recent years the winter games stagger with the Summer Olympics every two years, these two events were once combined into one Olympic games. Beforehand, the winter games ceased to exist. The first time winter sports were included in the Olympic games was in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Prior to that, individuals had presented the idea for winter games to be included, but the IOC wasn’t sure the inclusion would protect the integrity of the games in general. Also, there were concerns over a lack of facilities for winter sports. Eventually, the IOC decided that the host nation of the 1924 Summer Olympics would host a separate “International Winter Sports Week.” The competition proved to be a success, with 50 athletes from 16 nations competed in 16 events. The following year, in 1925, the IOC decided that winter events should be made in their own separate Olympic Winter Games. The last winter games to be held took place in 2010 in Vancouver. The next winter games will occur in Sochi, Russia --making this the first time a Russian city will host the Winter Olympics. To date there are seven categories of Winter Olympic sports. These include biathlon, skating, luge, skiing, ice hockey, curling, and bobsleigh. There are several subsets within sleighing and skiing. According to the IOC, for a sport to make it onto the Olympic roster, it must be administered by an International Federation, which ensures that the sport’s activities follow the Olympic Charter. If it is widely practiced around the world and meets a number of criteria established by the IOC session, a recognized sport may be added to the Olympic programme on the recommendation of the IOC’s Olympic Programme Commission. A sport’s popularity may or may not play a role in its inclusion on the Olympic program. Although the Olympics have been watched and celebrated for decades, the inclusion of winter games is a relatively recent phenomenon.

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Winter break can be the perfect respite for schoolaged children. Although not quite halfway through the school year, the timing of winter break does come when kids might be preoccupied with the holiday season and all that comes with it. Kids may be distracted about parties and presents, but parents maybe preoccupied with finding ways their kids can spend their time during winter break -- a typically two-week hiatus from school that begins shortly before Christmas and ends with kids’ return to school shortly after New Year’s Day. Parents facing the dilemma of finding something for kids to do during winter break should consider the following tips. * Take a vacation. Vacation is the easy way out. Winter break might mark the only time until summer that parents can spend quality time with their kids completely away from the distractions of everyday life. Vacation can mean a trip to warmer climates or simply packing up the car to go spend time with the grandparents. If there’s any vacation time to spare, consider hitting the road. * Teach kids some practical lessons. Kids likely won’t miss the classroom during winter break, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enjoyable ways for kids to learn while they’re away from school. Teach kids practical lessons, like how to cook a favorite meal or how to fix things around the house. This gives parents a chance to spend some quality time with their kids while encouraging kids to learn beyond the classroom. And who knows, such lessons at home may uncover a child’s hidden talent. * Encourage kids to read for pleasure. Reading improves vocabulary and can stimulate a child’s imagination. During the winter break, encourage kids to read a book or the daily newspaper for pleasure, assuring them there won’t be any quizzes or tests after each chapter. Get the ball rolling with a few books given as presents during Christmas or Chanukah. Or take a trip to the local library and let kids choose their own books. * Soak up some snow. Parents who work from home can liven up the day during winter break by heading outside with the kids to build a snowman or have a snowball fight. Moms and Dads will enjoy the break from work while kids get some fun in the snow. courtesy photo the crowd after receiving a standing ovation, encouraging people to get involved in their community and help people who need it. “Be firm, fair and fun,” encouraged Pat. Since announcing her intent to retire, Pat has received numerous notes, letters, flowers, phone calls and even food. “I don’t know what I’d do without my friends. Whatever you give comes back to you tenfold,” said Pat. Despite health concerns slowing her down a bit, Pat has assured people she will continue to do what she is able, which will include helping more at Community Church. “Age may be slowing her down, but I guarantee she’ll stay involved,” Frank said confidently. “It’s not how old you are, but what you have in your heart,” said Pat. “I’m planning to be at the polls March 11th, to do my job (as an election official), to greet people and say thank you. You don’t know how much I’ve enjoyed this,” Pat said. Thank you, Pat Jewett, for your service to Litchfield.

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them to turn things around. She has organized care packages for servicemen overseas, held Pear Harbor Days and got World War II veteran plaques. She focuses on the people, a little bit different than most selectmen. The town will be poorer for her leaving the board,” Frank said. Pat’s daughter Nancy Morey said, “My mother is a unique person. She gives so much of herself. She has done a remarkable job and is the most generous person. She truly loves Litchfield.” At Litchfield’s Town deliberative session on February 1, the gathering paused to recognize Pat Jewett. Chairman of the Board of Selectman John Brunelle gave Pat a plaque: “Presented to M. Patricia Jewett in recognition of the three decades of service to the Town of Litchfield, with gratitude, the Litchfield Board of Selectmen, February 1, 2014.” John pointed out that, although Pat is a frugal person, she has never been frugal about her time. “She’s given tirelessly to this town and deserves all the thanks we can give her,” said John. A humbled Pat addressed

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Thumbs up to LMS for the bullying education program with John Halligan. This had a huge impact on my kids and made for some great conversations. I appreciate the way LMS is deliberate about keeping our kids safe and informed! Keep up the great work!” “Thumbs down to the owners of the two white Huskies. I have seen them running loose on numerous occasions over the past few months. The other day I noticed both of them out when one almost got hit by a car. I am not sure who they belong to but please restrain your dogs before they get hurt or cause an accident. It would be a shame all the way around. Remember there is a leash law in Litchfield for a reason. leading by example, never giving up and showing that the underdog can come out on top!” “Thumbs down to the Hudson school system. When I went to school 10 years ago, teachers made $14 an hour and they went above and beyond to not only teach academics but to teach children the importance of staying in school and going to college. As a result most of the students had good careers after college. Our Hudson teachers need to understand as public servants, it is their duty to serve the public well and raise the bar on our poor education standards. Not ask for praise and raises when they do not deserve it.”

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wonderful husband, family and all of my fantastic friends that have been helping me the past few weeks since my fall. I can’t begin to thank you enough. From Laura going to the hospital with us right at the start, to the food, caring, flowers, ‘Suesitting,’ field trips and constant friendship! I am so blessed to have you all in my life.” “Thumbs down to the driver of the red Dodge pickup with a cap at Hills Garrison. We all waited in line to drop off our kid safely, and you pass everyone, to throw your kids out at the front door, into traffic. Please be more considerate and careful.” “Thumbs up to Hudson PPW. This has been a tough winter with storms, and Hudson roads are noticeably better than all our surrounding towns. Nice job guys.” “Thumbs down to Gold’s Gym in Hudson for constantly changing their membership rates. Shouldn’t the price remain the same each month?”

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pay step increase for all town employees. This needs to stop. A couple years ago our town had $400K in left over yearly taxes and they decided against giving it back to the redundants. Our school system has an almost $40M surplus/general fund. Last year town/school employees were given raises without voter consent and our property taxes went up to 0.61 against voters votes for no tax increases last year. This has to stop. Vote “no” on contract warrant articles and our budget articles.” “Thumbs up. My wife and I recently moved to Litchfield and find the Thumbs Column one of the most entertaining and informing parts of the paper. Much more relevant than a story about a man cave.” “Thumbs up the parents of HMS students. Thank you so much for submitting ‘Box Tops for Education’. We have already raised a good amount of money for the school. Please keep them coming!” “Thumbs up the teachers at HMS that are constantly supporting their students outside of ‘contract time’. It is awesome seeing you at the games and events.” “Thumbs up to the Highway Dept. for keeping the sidewalks very well plowed. I am a resident of MissionPointe on Lowell Road and I walk to the Market Basket quite frequently and the sidewalks are always very well cleared.” “Thumbs down to mailboxes getting plowed over! Make sure your reflector is visible so it doesn’t happen to you. “Thumbs down to the high price of cupcakes at the new bakery in Hudson. That better be the best darn cupcake I ever ate. Where are we, in New York City?”

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“Thumbs down to the Town of Hudson School Board. The boat being steered by Hudson residents has seen troubled waters before. Only difference is we’re headed in the right direction, determined to reach out destination. We have taken the path less traveled, even if it has Ice bergs. Hudson residents and voters will find their way around and to the truth. Do you think our 20 million surplus is fair and near 40 million for the HSD? Vote this March to keep Hudson headed in the right direction.” “Thumbs up to Hudson Highway for a great job plowing during that heavy wet mess. One of the few communities to have school on Friday thanks to you!” “Thumbs up to the huge snowman on Lowell Road! We love it!” “Thumbs up to snow days ... I love spending them with my great kids, Lily and Jack!” “Thumbs down to the town/ school board asking for a combined $800-$1,000 a year tax increase. No one is getting a pay increase. Residents are taking pay cuts, unemployed, or on a fixed income. Now the town is going to spend $15K of our $20M surplus in to trying to increase their profits. We still don’t know the percent or tax impact of the

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Sunday, February 9: 8:54 a.m. Heart problem, Dracut Road. 12:21 p.m. Service call, Lovewell Extension. 5:59 p.m. Chest pain, Hazelwood Road. 6:50 p.m. Cardiac arrest, Rita Avenue. Monday, February 10: 1:36 a.m. Stroke, Woodland Drive (L). 8:15 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Burnham Road. 5:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Central Street. 5:16 p.m. Respiratory arrest, Rangers Drive. 8:51 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Bush Hill Road. 11:04 p.m. Mutual aid Ambulance, Nashua. 11:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Bush Hill Road. Tuesday, February 11: 10:05 a.m. Service call, Hemlock Street. 9:51 p.m. Allergic reaction, Shadowbrook Drive. Wednesday, February 12: 6:50 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Ferry Street. 7:11 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Street. 9:33 a.m. Box alarm, Park Avenue. 10:40 a.m. Service call, Bockes Road. 1:08 p.m. Fall related injury, Crowell Court (L). 3:54 p.m. Fall related injury, Abbott Farm Lane. 6:52 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Derry Road. 7:06 p.m. Odor investigation, Derry Road. 7:18 p.m. Chest pain, Lowell Road. 7:20 p.m. General illness, Falcon Drive. Thursday, February 13: 8:16 a.m. Box alarm detail, Lowell Road. 9:14 a.m. Hemorrhaging, River Road. 9:45 a.m. Box alarm detail, Kimball Hill Road. 1:18 p.m. General illness, Elmwood Drive. 2:34 p.m. Alarm box detail, Lowell Road. 3:445 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Old Derry Road. Friday, February 14: 7:04 a.m. Stroke, Elaine Street. 7:58 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Charles Bancroft Highway (L). 11:32 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Ferry Street. 2:05 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 3:35 p.m. Unresponsive person, Dracut Road. 3:50 p.m. General illness, Derry Road. 5:05 p.m. General illness, Dracut Road. 7:10 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Central Street. Saturday, February 15: 8:19 a.m. Psychological problem, Lilac Street. 9:30 a.m. Unknown injury, Nathan Drive (L). 9:43 a.m. Seizure, Derry Street. 10:45 a.m. General illness, Walnut Street. 12:48 p.m. Alarms in building, Elmwood Drive. 8:13 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Nesenkeag Drive (L). 8:57 p.m. General illness, Tiger Road. 10:22 p.m. Fall related injury, Tiger Road.

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by Phillip Nichols Led by Zach Bergeon with 20 points, the Campbell Cougars controlled Mascenic Regional High School handily, with a 61-38 win on the road on February 4. The Cougars continue their defensive dominance over opponents and continue their winning ways offensively, while at the same time remaining disciplined.

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Campbell Cougars Win Against Mascenic Regional in Boys Varsity Basketball, 61-38 Campbell Cougars Wrestlers Win Twin River Tournament by Three Points

The Cougars come into their games with a plan and they stick to it. Campbell came out strong in the first quarter jumping out to an early 21-4 lead and by half time had extended that lead to 38-18. Campbell never looked back. Zach Bergeon led all scorers with 20 points, with Harrison Vedrani and Kyle Manning each contributing 12 points each. Campbell also dominated in rebounds (Campbell 42 to Mascenic’s 25).

by Phillip Nichols On Sunday, February 8, the Cougars wrestling team traveled to Franklin High School and competed in the Twin River wrestling tournament, hosted by the Franklin High School Tornadoes. The trip proved lucrative, as the Cougars finished in first place, ahead of the John Stark Generals by three points, 172 to 169. Earning medals for their efforts were: Dayton Chandonnet, in the 106 pounds division, first place; Kian Fuertes, 120 pounds

division, third place; Ben Billlings, 126 pounds division, second place; Tyler McCrady, 132 pounds division, first place; Connor Perry, 138 pounds division, first place; Connor Quigley, 145 pounds division, fourth place, Keegan Tanguay, 152 pounds division, second place; Sam Harvey, 182 pounds division, third place; Jacob Parzych, 195 pounds division, fourth place, and Michael Killoran, 220 pounds division, second place.

Hudson Recreation Basketball Celebrates Barbara Hamilton Day
submitted by Dave Yates, Recreation Director Week 5 Hudson- 2-21 On Sunday, February 9, the players, coaches and parents of Hudson Recreation Basketball celebrated Barbara Hamilton Day. This day is to remember past Recreation Director, Barbara, for her tireless efforts on behalf of the children of Hudson. She always stressed sportsmanship, playing hard and having fun. Memorial and Nottingham West School were busy with foul shooting contests and Recreational All-Star Games. There was a great display of fouling shooting throughout each division’s contests. The winners of the contests were: 3rd/4th Grade Girls: first, Julindy Emerson; second, Sophia Cutuli 3rd/4th Grade Boys: first, Cameron Cote; second, Tim Cronin 5th/6th Grade Girls: first, Hannah Ryner; second, Emma Ryner 5th/6th Grade Boys: first, Gregory Fallon; second, Matthew Fitzpatrick 7th/8th Grade Girls: first, Liz White; second, Vanessa Tran 7th/8th Grade Boys: first, Cody Fullmer; second, Oliver Thomas The Recreational All-Star Games consisted of players from each intramural team. These players were selected by their coaches to represent their team based on talent, dedication and sportsmanship. The games were very competitive and entertaining. The many family and friends in attendance were enthusiastic and appreciative of the effort shown by all the players. A special part of the day was the presentation of the “Hank Center Award.” Hank was another person who showed tireless effort in many capacities in youth sports and stressed sportsmanship to all. This award is given to an eighth grade girl and boy who show dedication to his or her team, consistently attends practices and games and has shown the highest level of sportsmanship toward teammates, other players, coaches and referees. Plaques were presented to the winners. The winners of this year’s award were Katherine Callery and Mason McGovern. Two special awards were also presented. Both awards were based on outstanding sportsmanship, dedication and showing a positive attitude. Parent of the Year was awarded to Mary Linnehan. Coach of the Year was awarded to Terry Watterson. I would like to thank John Brower, Frank Girginis and the many families, friends and coaches in attendance and everyone that helped during the day. Without everyone’s effort and support, our recreational programs could not be the success that they are.

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Broncos Drop Two against D-I Elite

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Alvirne’s Danny Brown takes the rock to the basket in action versus Trinity. by Marc Ayotte It was a rough week for the Alvirne boys basketball team as they played back-to-back games against the best that Division I has to offer. At home on February 11, the Broncos fell to number two ranked Trinity (13-1) by the score of 85-51. On the following Tuesday, Alvirne made the short trek to Londonderry where they stayed with their hosts for most of the first half but ended up succumbing to the third ranked Lancers (13-2) by a final score 5939. Against the visiting Pioneers, a Danny Brown “AND 1” gave the Broncos’ fans a lot to cheer about early on as they grabbed a 7-2 lead just 1:28 after the opening tap. After Trinity’s fast pace offense tied the score at eight apiece, a George Notini steal and hoop started a Broncos 5-0 run which culminated with a D. Brown triple that put AHS ahead 13-8 with 3:17 left in the first quarter. But, for the remainder of the quarter as well as first half, it was all Trinity. The Pioneers closed out the first on a 14-2 spurt to lead 22-15. They then outscored the Broncos by 11 in the second stanza and held a 40-22 lead heading into the intermission. Tyler Brown opened up the third quarter with a dunk to give the Broncos’ faithful a glimmer of hope. But Trinity’s Carmen Giampertuzzi answered quickly with a three pointer, staking his Andrew Wetmore scores a pair in the Broncos’ road loss at Londonderry. Tyler Janko gets fouled as he goes up strong to the hoop in a home game against the Pioneers. team to its biggest lead of the night. The Pioneers increased the cushion to 23 points, at 51-28 before Alvirne showed signs of life, outscoring Trinity 9-4 over the last two and a half minutes to trim its deficit to 55-37 going into the final eight minutes. In the fourth, the relentless and tenacious Trinity offense put things away early, coming out with a devastating 20-4 run, making it 7541 as they cruised in for the win. The Broncos did manage to get 10 players into the scoring column, but it was only Tyler Brown that recorded double digits, leading the way with 16. Danny Brown and Ryan Quinlan chipped in with six apiece; while Alex Wetmore and George Notini each added five. Unlike the breakneck speed of the Trinity offense, Londonderry used a mostly deliberate and patient half-court offense along with some timely long range shooting to pull away from the Broncos. With Alvirne trailing by just a conventional hoop, Tyler Brown knotted the score at 13-13 with 6:00 straight up remaining in the first half. However, in the late stages of the second quarter, a triple by Drew Coveny followed by back-to-back trifectas from Max Coleman led a Lancer 11-5 spurt that put them ahead at the half, 24-18. To start the second half, Londonderry controlled the offensive glass, as a total of four offensive rebounds yielding two hoops, along with a steal and lay-in from Max Coleman allowed the Lancers to build their first double digit lead at 30-20; forcing Alvirne Coach Seth Brown to call for a timeout with 6:04 remaining in the quarter. Out of the timeout, a Broncos turnover led to the Lancers going up by a dozen, and despite an ‘”AND 1” by Tyler Brown with 4:49 left that brought the deficit back under ten at 32-23, Londonderry slowly pulled away. An NBA range triple from Coveney with :03 left in the third gave the Lancers a 43-27 lead as they went on to outscore Alvirne by four in the fourth for the 20 point win. Once again, the Broncos were able to get 10 players into the scoring column; however no one recorded more than Danny Brown’s team leading nine points (seven on free throws). Tyler Brown followed with eight while eight other players scored between two and four points, inclusive. With the loss, Alvirne slipped to 5-9 on the year.

HMS Wrestlers Place Fourth in Tournament
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submitted by Mark Barrett On Sunday, February 16, the Hudson Memorial wrestling team traveled to Timberlane High School for the New Hampshire Middle School Regional Wrestling Tournament. Eleven wrestlers from Hudson competed in the daylong tournament, vying for spots to qualify for the New Hampshire State Wrestling Meet of Champions to be held on Sunday, February 23. The Hudson boys competed individually in their respective weight classes but also earned points as a team for their wins and how they placed. Competing against over 18 other communities, the HMS boys team finished fourth overall in the competition. Nine of the 11 Hudson wrestlers qualified through this tournament to move on to the State Meet of Champions on Sunday. The young men who qualified and are moving on are (with their placement in their individual weight bracket): Cameron McClure (first), Allan Martin (first), Dylan Brennan (second), Steven Jussaume (third), Cameron Levesque (fourth), Michael Barrett (fifth), Timothy Barrett (fifth), Ayden Spencer (fifth) and Oscar DeLecruz (sixth).
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Alvirne’s Chad Cunningham pins the Falcons’ Justin Mooney in his three-win performance at the Cavalier Classic.

by Marc Ayotte The Alvirne High wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 regular season in less than stellar fashion, dropping its last meet of the season to Winnacunnet by a team score of 57-9. Additionally, the Broncos as a team lost four of its last five divisional matches as well as going 0-3 on the final weekend at the Cavalier Classic on Saturday, February 15. At the Hollis-Brookline hosted event, Alvirne fell to Bow (42-27), Winnisquam (42-29) and D-III powerhouse Windham by a score of 40-15, but did receive a pair of outstanding individual performances. Despite the disappointing overall team showing in the last regular season meet, Evan Manning and Chad Cunningham each had stellar days; recording three wins as they swept their Jaguar, Falcon and Bear opponents. The Broncos’ dynamic duo, by going a combined 6-0 for the day, accounted for all but three of the team’s wins on the mat. Registering a WBF over Jon Ferri (WHS), Max Johnson (Bow) and Dakota VanTassel (WNSQ) in succession, Manning (182) culminated a spectacular individual season which saw him finish with a jaw-dropping 30-3 record. Cunningham (138), for his part, finished off the regular season in style; posting a pair of pin wins over Will Carpenter (Windham) and Justin Mooney of Bow. He then followed those with a dismantling of Winnisquam’s Cooper Guilmain; racking up a convincing 17-2 tech fall win.

Frank Roark (120) scored a dramatic overtime win over Bow’s Chris Forrest. Coming through with the team’s remaining three wins (excluding forfeits) were: Ben Katsohis (132) with a 6-5 decision over the Jaguars’ Gui Gauthier; Frank Roark, who in the 120 division came up big with an impressive overtime decision over the Falcons’ Chris Forrest, and Ethan Laroche with a win by fall over Matt Haddock of Bow. On February 22, Coaches Tom Jackson and John Mirabella bring

Bronco Evan Manning dumps his Jaguar opponent to the mat on his way to finishing the season with a 30-3 record. their team back to Hollis-Brookline; this year’s site for the D-II States. In addition to the fine season – closing performances from Manning and Cunningham setting the tone, the Broncos hope to ride the yearlong strong efforts of Tyler Thyne and freshman Nick Milinazzo to a strong team showing.

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AHS Tori LaRoche #20 nine points and six rebounds. Veronica Moceri had seven points and four rebounds. Brittney Lambert chipped in with five points and two rebounds. On Monday, February 17, the Broncos took on a powerful Londonderry squad who only had one loss prior to this contest. This time, the buzzer beater belonged to the Broncos. Londonderry put a very tall team on the floor with three players around the six foot mark. The Broncos were considerably undersized in this match-up but they did a formidable job against Londonderry’s bigs. “I’ve got to give kudos to our forwards (Kaycee Carbone, Brittney Lambert, Nicole Teague, Amanda Wetmore and Marissa Sweeney) because they all played physical and did a good job keeping them out of the paint,” said Tracy. “This is one team we haven’t beaten since I have been coaching here, and tonight was a balanced attack.” Again, the Broncos got out to a quick start taking a 17-6 lead after the first quarter of play, but Londonderry stormed back to take the lead 27-23 at the half. However, Alvirne didn’t roll over and cut the lead to one, 31-30, after three quarters of play; giving them some added confidence needed for the final stanza. The final minutes of the game were a back and forth affair. With less than two minutes to play, the Broncos were up by one point. An inbound pass by the Broncos was stolen but in an attempt to steal the ball back, a foul was called. Londonderry was near perfect at the charity stripe, but on this occasion, only hit one of two free throws. With Londonderry holding a slim one-point lead and 18 seconds remaining in the game, the Broncos ran a sideline play. When Londonderry doubled on Sandi Purcell, she made a perfect bounce pass to Marissa Sweeney who hit the layup for a one point Bronco lead with three seconds remaining. Londonderry failed to call a time-out and inbounded the ball from under their basket as time expired, giving Alvirne the stunning victory. Kaycee Carbone led the scoring for the Broncos with eight points and four rebounds, followed by Amanda Wetmore and Marissa Sweeney with seven points apiece. Brittney Lambert added six

AHS Kaycee Carbone #3 LON Casey Evans #33 points, Veronica Moceri added five points, and Sandi Purcell had five points and nine assists. Tori LaRoche chipped in with three points and Jess Baker added two points. Alvirne will host Salem this Friday night, February 21, with senior night festivities taking place prior to the contest. The Broncos sport a 9-5 record in NHIAA Division I. After Friday’s game, they will play their two remaining contests on the road next week against Winnacunnet and their perennial foe, Nashua North. Alvirne, Winnacunnet We Will Pay Up To $500 and Salem all have identical records right now. Close For Some Cars and Trucks! contests can be anticipated Murray’s Auto in all three of the remaining Recycling games. All teams are jockeying 55 Hall Rd. Londonderry, NH for a top eight finish in order to host a playoff game. Come out We Sell Parts and support the Lady Broncos Hours: on Friday, February 21 for their Monday - Saturday 8 am - 5 pm final home contest. Please mention Area News Group Ad


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by Sue LaRoche Alvirne played two very difficult games, practically back-to-back with a Saturday game versus Manchester Memorial (9-4) and a Monday contest against number 2 seed Londonderry (13-2). Alvirne took one on the chin losing by three points, 43-40, to Manchester Memorial in a game that had to be made up from a cancellation earlier in the season. The Broncos faced another squad that played a majority of zone defense forcing the Broncos into outside shots, but Alvirne could not find the shooting range all night. Alvirne had a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter but Memorial came back and tied the game at 24 at the half. The Broncos went down by three points at the end of three quarters of play and despite many chances they could not recapture the lead. The Broncos allowed Memorial’s point guard to score 24 points on the night. “They were definitely hot from the outside, especially their point guard,” explained Coach Steve Tracy. Alvirne had a chance to tie the contest on a full court inbounds play but a three-point shot bounced harmlessly off the rim for the Broncos’ defeat. Sandi Purcell had 13 points and four assists on the night, followed by Tori LaRoche with

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