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Rosita Lee Music Makers Fill Typically Silent Rodgers Library with Sound
by AJ Dickinson The Rosita Lee “Music Makers,” a young band consisting of some extremely talented 8-13 year olds, performed for the ﬁrst time at the Rodgers Memorial Library this past Saturday, March 15. The group of musicians, who has been practicing both individually and as a band since last September, took on the library performance as a way to prepare for their upcoming event at the New England Music Festival at the Hotel Marriott in Newton, Mass., on Saturday, April 5. The hour-long performance, consisting of a combination of band and solo works, was made complete with such instruments as the accordion, drums, and keyboard, all of which were accompanied by the vocal stylings of Alexandra Suppa. The singer conﬁdently controlled the large crowd’s attention with her unique voice and impressive use of eye contact. Since opening in 1960, the Rosita Lee Music Center has not only instructed thousands of young people, but has also directed the “Showstoppers Orchestra,” which, for the continued to page 14- Music Makers
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Juliana Calderon of the Rosita Lee Music Makers performs a keyboard solo at the Rodgers Library.
The audience applauds after the Music Makers’ entertaining performance.
Murray Reynolds of the Rosita Lee Music Makers does not hold back while playing his drum solo.
Candence Burrows concentrates on her accordion solo.
Alexandra Suppa sings strong lead vocals for the talented Music Makers.
Josh Duffy performs a drum solo, an unusual but welcome sight at the normally quiet library.
Melody Burrows performs an impressive accordion solo, one of several individual performances.
Webelos Earn Arrow and Cross Over to Boy Scouts
submitted by K. Sullivan After ﬁve years of hard work, ﬁve Litchﬁeld boys became Boys Scouts in a ceremony recently held at Litchﬁeld Middle School. To do this, they had to earn their Arrow of Light by studying and demonstrating their knowledge in many areas including citizenship, outdoorsmanship, sportsmanship, ﬁtness, and communication over many years. Den Leader Michelle Schmitt guided the boys through all of the steps and presented them their arrows in a beautiful display case created by Co-Den Leader Don Schmitt. Following the presentation, the boys crossed over to Boy Scouts by walking over a bridge where they were welcomed by Troop 11 Scouts. The older Scouts helped the boys into their new red neckerchiefs and greeted each individually. After the ceremony, the whole group had a celebration meal with their families. It was a special day celebrating hard work and a new step in each of these Scout’s lives.
Adam earns his Arrow of Light.
The five new Boy Scouts cut their special cake after crossing over.
Trip to D.C. Invaluable for Alvirne Cadets
submitted by Alvirne High School Senior JROTC Cadets The Alvirne Air Force Junior Reserve Ofﬁcer Training Corps. took an action-packed trip to Washington, D.C., over February school break. The group’s sixth trip ever to the nation’s capital, this was by far the most successful. A ﬁve-student team, headed by Deputy Group Commander Carolyn Deneault, planned the trip in detail, securing bus transportation and rooms, coordinating with the state congressional delegation, ﬁguring out where 44 people were going to eat, and determining all the places to be visited and people to be seen. They coordinated two years of fundraising events like cleaning up the New Hampshire Motor Speedway after the races and running the concessions at all of the drill competitions. Cadets also reached out to local civic and military support organizations including the American Legion, Kiwanis, the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW, all of whom made generous donations. The trip started the Sunday morning of winter break with an eight-hour bus ride to the hotel in College Park, Md., speciﬁcally chosen because of the indoor amenities like a pool, Jacuzzi, and indoor “Fundome.” During the next three days in Washington, the students traveled from location to location, touring museums, monuments, historical sites, memorials, and government buildings. While on the trip, each student was responsible for giving a short presentation about a site that would be visited. Day-one highlights were numerous: visiting the Udvar-Hazy Air Members of Alvirne AFJROTC meet with Congresswoman Kuster on the steps of the Capitol. and Space Museum to see the space shuttle Discovery, touring Arlington Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard, and viewing all of the monuments and memorials on the mall. On the second day, all of the cadets were in uniform to tour the Capitol and Pentagon and then made a trip to Andrews Air Force Base to see where the VIP airlift wing operates. On the last day, the group toured the White House, the Supreme Court building, and met with all three congressional delegates. The ﬁnal stop was the Air and Space Museum where, after the ﬁnal presentations were given, students had the opportunity to visit any museum in the Smithsonian complex. The cadets even dealt with a little bit of snow while there and still kept to their busy itinerary. This opportunity to visit the nation’s capital and meet with elected state ofﬁcials was an invaluable outside-the-classroom experience. Alvirne JROTC freshmen and sophomores can’t wait until February 2016 when the group will once again visit Washington, D.C.
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They Came, They Ate and They Supported Benson Park
Following the conclusion of the NCAA Championship, one Saint Michael’s College skier is garnering experience competing at national championships this month; Women’s alpine sophomore captain Nicole Cordingley of Litchﬁeld taking part in an upcoming event against Olympic medalists. Cordingley will have the opportunity to compete alongside members of the U.S. Ski Team next week at the U.S. Alpine Championships in California at Squaw Valley Resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. She is slated to ski in a pair of giant slalom races and one slalom competition. Thanks in part to the points she accrued during the winter, Cordingley is one of 10 college competitors to qualify from the East Region, and is among 40 from around the country who will compete at the resort, which is located in eastern California near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. The complete ﬁeld will include more than 100 skiers, including 2014 Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and 2006 gold medalist Julia Mancuso, who took a bronze last month in Sochi, Russia. Cordingley had the top placement among Purple Knights in eight of 12 events this past winter, breaking into the top 20 overall on a pair of occasions. She is a graduate of Campbell High School. Litchﬁeld’s Aubrianne LaDuke, a student at Emerson College, majoring in Writing for Film and TV has been chosen to represent the College in the inaugural membership induction to the 2013– 2014 Purple Key Leadership Society. Recipients of this honor have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service, solid academic achievement, and a commitment to civic engagement. Purple Key Leadership Society recipients will be recognized and honored during the College’s annual Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, April 13. At the University of Montana, 2,785 students made the autumn semester’s Dean’s List. Among those named was Hudson resident Matthew Haefner. Matthew is the grandson of Bob Haefner and a 2010 graduate of Alvirne High School. Send your Accolades to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo
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by Lynne Ober The Friends of Benson Park sponsored a spaghetti supper and dessert buffet last Saturday. Proceeds earned will support efforts in the park. The Friends of Benson Park have been working to rehab the elephant barn and recently were granted a building permit for the next phase of the work. While the homemade meatballs and extraordinary spaghetti
sauce received rave reviews, it is the dessert buffet that drew comments and envious glances. Dinner guests took dessert plates and then wandered up and down the table eying all the goodies before making their choices. “The spaghetti supper was awesome ... good food, good friends, good fun. Spectacular dessert table ... would have loved to try everything, but I am a super fan of the Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcake made by ‘The Cupcake Witch’” said Selectman-elect Pat Nichols. Roger Coutu echoed her sentiments and commented, “It was awesome.” At the end of the evening everyone had a full tummy; several people had won the rafﬂe prize of their choice and, believe it or not, there were still some desserts left. The Friends of Benson Park donated a large tray of cookies to Senior Coordinator Lori Bowden, who said the coffee club would enjoy them. “We have about 30 people coming for coffee every Tuesday morning and they will love these cookies. The Friends of Benson Park thanked all who bought tickets, came and ate. “We had a number of people donate desserts this year,” said Paul Lacasse, Treasurer of the Friends of Benson Park. “You don’t go away from this event hungry,” commented Russ Ober.
Pack 11 Scouts Celebrate at Blue and Gold Banquet
submitted by K. Sullivan Litchﬁeld’s Pack 11 Cub Scouts recently celebrated the birth of Scouting at their annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Each den stood in front of the pack with their personalized banners and was asked to perform their den cheer. The boys were very proud of their cheers and had a great time with their groups. Following their presentations, they watched as the Webelos II crossed over to Boy Scouts, a special ceremony that the younger Scouts will hopefully be a part of in a few years. Each den then shared a meal and had treats to celebrate with their families. Some of the Bear Scouts celebrate with their banner.
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Friends and families had a lot of fun at the GMS Bingo Night. Families help each other keep track of the numbers.
GMS Bingo Night offers pizza, Bingo and smiles all around. submitted by K. Sullivan The Grifﬁn Memorial School gym was packed full of fun last Friday night as students and their families got together to play Bingo. After paying their admission fee of a food donation for the Litchﬁeld Food Pantry, families were treated to door prizes and several games of bingo where kids could win their choice of prizes from the Tiger’s Den school store. Baked treats, popcorn donated by O’Neill Cinemas, and pizza were all available at a small cost, and kids were guaranteed to win a pop at the lollipop pull. Rafﬂe prizes were generously donated by places like Breathe NH, Pat’s Peak, and McIntyre Ski Area. Sponsored by the GMS PTO and organized by Jenn and Walter Cardinal, this was another great family event at GMS.
Salary Approvals for Alvirne Coaches Requested
by Lynne Ober The Hudson School Board has received a request to spend $31,974 to support coaches for spring sports at Alvirne High School. The request included the following individual items: • Varsity Baseball Coach Michael Lee: $3,185 • JV Baseball Coach Scott Szuksta: $2,579 • JV Assistant Coach position, currently vacant: $500 • Varsity Softball Coach Sarah Brisk: $3,685 • JV Softball Coach James Marr: $2,579 • Boys Tennis Coach Michael Coulter: $3,384 • Girls Tennis Coach Jennifer Ruigrok: $3,384 • Boys Spring Track Coach Tom Daigle: $3,479 • Boys Assistant Spring Track Coach Jeff DiPrizito: $2,360 • Girls Spring Track Coach Tarek Rothe: $3,479 • Girls Assistant Spring Track Coach Christine Cochrane: $2,360 • John Conrad as Assistant Coach for both boys and girls: $1,000 In addition, the board was asked to approve $6,800 for Tim Walsh as head varsity football coach. Since these salaries are negotiated as part of union contracts, the appointments are routinely approved by the school board. When a coaching position is vacant as the assistant JV baseball coach is, the board normally approves the salary with the understanding that the principal will hire and then notify the board.
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Secretaries Thank Voters
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came out to vote! The Hudson School Secretaries appreciate all who voted to approve our contract. Sue Wright, President, Hudson School Secretaries
Strong Winds Forecast for the Ukraine
Those strong winds for the Ukraine are coming directly from their west, as one after another politician from the United States lands in the Ukraine. Those strong winds are coming from wind-bags like John Kerry and John McCain to name just a few of them. And part of those strong winds will be from the United States dollars falling from the skies over the Ukraine, that Kerry and McCain like their ilk have dropped before they make their approach to the airport. And now hear this my fellow countrymen and women, that the above named, our polished president, and their assorted kith and kin; so easily forget the homeless, starving, unemployed, and who have lost their homes that they are responsible to and for to interfere where they do not belong. I’m ashamed of the above referred to political leaders of our country, and that includes all of New Hampshire’s senators and house members in that insane asylum in Washington, DC; for their wasting even one second of their time to concern themselves with events on the other side of the planet. When will we American citizens protest and riot for change, like we’ve seen in so many other countries? When will we grow a backbone and stand up like human beings instead of loping around like zoo animals? Never, is the answer. Jerry Gutekunst, Hudson
me, on him because he chose to hold a sign. That is the best lesson I could have passed onto my son. To stand up for what he believes in the face of those that cannot see past hate. I also would like to thank Janine Lepore for running a squeaky clean race. Although I have yet to discover any topic on which we may agree politically, I have no doubt she authentically cares about our children’s education as much as I do. I hope the position is all she thought it to be. I found being a school board member to be extremely rewarding, especially when those things I fought hard over have actually become the focus of the long-term solutions. May she listen openly to public input. The educational apple cart moves much easier when everyone pulls it. Thank you for keeping the race above board and not one of personal destruction. For that, you have my respect and well wishes. So again, thank you to my supporters. We obviously have a ways to go to be able to stop Common Core and the even more dangerous Smarter Balance Testing that comes with it. This is just the same Outcomes Based, failed program, repackaged and sold to us “the next big thing.” We should be emulating those that already have it right instead of reinventing something that has already failed under another name. I do hope, sincerely that Ms. Lepore takes a look at the Nashua School District’s results of its recent piloting of the standardized test so she can learn firsthand from their teachers how destructive it can be to our children. Keep an open mind and we can all work together to give our children what they need to succeed. Jason Guerrette, Litchfield
Thank You Litchfield Residents
Many thanks to all of you that supported me as your Selectman and in all the other offices I have held in town since 1952. I love helping people of all ages and assisting in many projects. I also would like to thank you for all the gifts, phone calls, cards, flowers, treats and words of appreciation. Taking charge of many projects, activities and programs was fun. I could never have done them alone had there not been so many volunteers. I hope to feel better so I can help with those activities. Those are some of the things that make Litchfield special. Working with mostly men on the Board of Selectmen was sometimes a challenge. But being the first elected woman in 1979 showed that we can do it, too. Congratulations to all the elected officers in town. It’s an honor to serve our residents. I’m really going to miss all of you. Thank you. M. Pat Jewett, Litchfield
The Hudson Town Support Staff Union extends a sincere thank you to you, the voters of Hudson. Your support for us by approving our contract is very much appreciated. I would also like to acknowledge along with giving special thanks to fellow union representatives and negotiators, Julie Kennedy and Diane Morrissette, for all of your hard work and dedication these last few years. Finally, thumbs up and a great big thank you to our group. You are the best! You made this process a whole lot easier with your continued willingness to compromise. Donna Staffier-Sommers, Chairperson, Hudson Town Support Staff
Grateful to Supporters
Thank you so very much everyone who supported my campaign for the School Board position. I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am to have so many friends and supporters behind me as I embark on this new adventure. It is my hope that everyone feels welcome to come to school board meetings to keep informed about school district issues and to share your opinions, your concerns and your hopes for the district. I promise to do the very best I can to insure our children have what they need to learn so that they can receive the best education we can provide to them. I also hope that our schools will become a central point in our town where we can all come together as a community. Thank you once again; I look forward to working for you, and with you! Janine M. Lepore, Litchfield School Board
A Big Nod of Appreciation from Friends of Benson Park
The Friends of Benson Park Inc would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Hannaford, Demoulas, Benson Cafe, T-Bones, Showtime Computer and Neveretts Sew & Vac for their contributions to our spaghetti dinner. We also need to thank all of you (too many to mention) that donated desserts and items for our raffles as well as those that stayed behind to clean up after. We cannot go on without saying a special thanks to all that attended. It is with the public support and help from our town businesses that we will continue to improve Benson Park and the creation of the museum. Thank you all. Paul Lacasse, Friends of Benson Park Inc., Hudson
Move the ‘Educational Apple Cart’ Together
I would like to thank citizens of Litchfield for the wonderful turn out at Tuesday’s election. Although out of town on business and not able to be at the polls, I heard it was quite something to see. I wish to also thank my 15 year old son, Nate, who proudly volunteered to stand in my place at the polls. To those of you that know him and of his challenges, the thought of him standing out there all day by himself is more than a man could ever ask for. It was a great experience for him to see firsthand those that can be politically civil and those that think it is ok to take out their hatred of
Thank You for Believing in Me
To all the voters of Hudson, NH, I want to extend a thank you for electing me a member of the Board of Selectmen. I consider this a great honor and there are not enough words to express my gratitude and thanks for believing in me. I will do my best to keep your faith in me and will always consider my votes with you in mind. You, the voters, made my day. Thank you again! Patricia A. (Pat) Nichols, Hudson
‘Dr. Seuss, We Love You’
submitted by Melina Prevel-Turmel During the week of March 3, Grifﬁn Memorial School had a weeklong celebration honoring Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. Students participated in daily themes related to Dr. Seuss books. The week kicked off the week with crazy hat day followed by Pajama Day, Wacky Wednesday, Tiger Day and Body Billboard/ Storybook Character Day. Activities included reading the NEA Reader’s Oath as a school, answering trivia questions based on passages from Dr. Seuss books, and partner reading with various classes of different grade levels. With the help of GMS music teacher, Barbara Labelle, a Dr. Seuss tribute song “Dr. Seuss We Love You” was sung school wide. Students also enjoyed tasty Dr. Seuss themed lunches thanks to the great kitchen staff under the direction of Hilda Lawrence, the director of food services. Overall, the students and staff had a fabulous time celebrating the famed author and a love of literacy.
Fourth Grade Boys Win League Championship by One Point
submitted by Hudson Recreation The Hudson 4th grade boys basketball team was crowned champions of the Manchester Suburban League this past weekend. After ﬁnishing the regular season with a 10-5 record they entered the playoffs as the fourth-seeded team. In game one against a very strong Hooksett team Hudson went on to win 31-25. Game two was against the number one-seeded team, the Derry Astros. This was a close game that resulted in the Astros pulling away at the end, 30-23. In the semi-ﬁnals the Hudson boys had revenge on their minds after losing two games in the regular season to the Derry Boys and Girls Club. They put together their best overall team effort going on to win big and scoring a season-high 41 points. In the championship game the underdog Hudson team was once again facing the number one-seeded Derry Astros. In a highly competitive and exciting game the Hudson 4th grade travel team became league champions by winning 25-24.
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training session conducted by trainers from In the Net Sports Academy and then a 30 minutes small sided game. For more information contact Christine Lizotte at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, March 26 & Sunday, April 6 Organic Lawns Presentation. Learn how you can grow and care for an organic, chemical free lawn. Presented by Chester Mandrik from Yardspice Organics in Hudson. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m. Join us again April 6 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on organic gardening. Thursday, March 27 Ronnie Wallace, General Manager, Nashua Silver Knights Baseball Team, is speaking at the Hudson Litchﬁeld Rotary Club breakfast meeting from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The meeting takes place at the Hudson School District ﬁrst ﬂoor conference room, 20 Library St. Hudson. For more information, contact Judy King, 886-1260, ext. 2568. Ronnie is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. While a student-athlete at UMass, he pitched for the Minuteman baseball team and captained the squad. He interned with the Lowell Spinners Baseball Team, Class A Afﬁliate of the Boston Red Sox, during the 2012 season as a Food & Beverage Manager. During the off season, he was hired as the Director of Concessions for the Nashua Silver Knights for the 2013 baseball season. After completing his ﬁrst year in Nashua, he was promoted as General Manager of the Silver Knights in October 2013. Monday, March 24 Internet Basics Workshop. Want to plan a trip, ﬁnd recipes, see movie reviews, or navigate your way through the vast pool of information available online? Learn some basics of internet searching in this introductory workshop. 1 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson. Space is limited, pre-registration is required, go to rmlnh.org/events or call 886-6030.
Russian Nested Doll Painting with Marina Forbes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Litchﬁeld Middle School cafeteria. Doll kits can be purchased on the day of the program (27 different styles to choose from), cash or check are accepted. Space is limited so please call the circulation desk to reserve a spot. 424-4044. Saturday, April 5 Join your friends and neighbors at the ﬁrst Beneﬁt Colossal Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hudson Kiwanis Hall, 14 Melendy Rd. It’s indoors so it’s Rain or Shine! Net proceeds will beneﬁt the team “Ladies for a Cure” American Cancer Society, Hudson/Nashua Relay for Life.
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Hudson Grange 11 and the Hudson Historical Society are pleased to announce that former New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture and local story teller Steve Taylor will be presenting his talk on the “History of the Grange Movement” to a joint meeting of the Historical Society and the Grange. The meeting and talk are open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall at 4 Windham Rd., Hudson. The Litchﬁeld Town Republican Committee will be meeting at 7 p.m. at New England Small Tube, 480 Charles Bancroft Highway. This is a great opportunity to become involved at whatever level you feel comfortable with in working towards a conservative outcome of the 2014 election cycle. You can choose to listen, provide input or take on any project that involves making our town, state or nation a better place. Stop by or contact us to become an associate member, member or just a volunteer for any event we may have. Citizen involvement at the local level is what is most important in our form of self government. Absent of our own efforts, government is surely to rule over us. Stop by and share your ideas. 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 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, March 26 Registration night for Hudson United Soccer Club’s spring recreation program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Department, located at 2 Oakwood St., near H. O. Smith School. This six week long program is intended for young players ages 5-9 and will include a 30-40 minute
Discount Electronics Recycling at Hudson Rec Center, 2 Oakwood St., near H. O. Smith School, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Recycle your electronics for less than Pinard charges at the Pack 21 Electronics Recycling Day. Bring your cast-off computers, TVs, laptops, printers, Xboxes, etc., and get them properly recycled. There is a charge depending on item and weight. This is a fund raiser for the Cub Scouts. Litchﬁeld Fireﬁghters Association, Inc. will hold its Annual Ham & Bean Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grifﬁn Memorial School Cafeteria. Tickets will be sold at the door. To order tickets in advance, send an e-mail to: litchﬁeldﬁreﬁghters@ gmail.com. Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12 Come join the students from Hudson th Memorial School as they perform the musical “Annie.” Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets can be pre-purchased by contacting Sue Weis at 566-5832, through e-mail at email@example.com, or bought at the door. Ticket order forms can also be picked up in the front ofﬁce of HMS!
their fairy magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleﬁcent! Peacock Players re-awakens this classic Disney fairytale. Songs from the beloved ﬁlm, including “Once Upon a Dream,” accompany fun new songs like “Maleﬁcent!” and “A Little Magic Now” to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families. Two Acts/Musical/Rated G. Performances are scheduled at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, located at 14 Court St., Nashua for Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Ofﬁce at 886-7000 or visit www. peacockplayers.org. Wednesday, April 9 The Alzheimer’s Association is offering th a workshop presented by elder law attorney, David Craig. The workshop is free and open to the public from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, 5 Bedford Farms Dr., Suite 201, in Bedford. The program, Legal & Financial Answers for Families Coping with Alzheimer’s is designed to acquaint families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with the legal and ﬁnancial issues associated with planning for the long-term care of their relative. An attorney specializing in Elder Law will discuss important topics such as power of attorney, protection of assets, and what Medicare and Medicaid do and do not cover. For more information on the program or to register call 606-6590. The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs. For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 1-800272-3900.
New Evening Book Discussion Group. The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson is starting an evening book discussion group on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. This evening’s book group will discuss “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen, the story of three very different sisters who reconnect at their family home with a garden believed to have magical properties. Books are available for borrowing at the library. Saturday, March 29 Join “Ladies for a Cure” at their Second Annual Birthday Bash celebrating cancer survivors, caregivers and those in the ﬁght! American Legion Hall, 2 Fulton St., Hudson, 6 to 10 p.m. Free food, dancing and DJ, cash bar and rafﬂes. $15 per person. Call Arlene at 521-2578 for more information.
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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 lifelong Nashua resident and history buff, Patty will lead a discussion of local history from a “Nashua” perspective. Join us for refreshment following the meeting.
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Wednesday, March 5: 7:53 a.m. Abandoned 911 call, Route 3A. Thursday, March 6: 12:08 p.m. Police assistance, Nesenkeag Drive. 12:34 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Route 3A. 5:05 p.m. Two car motor vehicle accident, Pinecrest Road. 8:43 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Route 3A. Friday, March 7: 9:34 a.m. Theft, Century Lane. 10:14 a.m. One car motor vehicle accident, Derry Road. 11:26 a.m. Unwanted person, McQuesten Circle. 11:35 a.m. Sex offender registration, Liberty Way. 3:47 p.m. Lucas Croteau, 24, Rochester, arrested for Theft of Services. Saturday, March 8: 6:07 a.m. Medical emergency, Robyn Avenue. 8:00 a.m. Medical emergency, Masquah Drive. 6:33 p.m. Police assistance, Liberty Way. Sunday, March 9: 12:37 a.m. Noise complaint, Page Road. 1:07 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Route 3A. 11:37 a.m. Theft, Shirley Way. 1:41 p.m. Suspicious activity, Talent Road. 9:00 p.m. Alarm activation, Derry Road. Monday, March 10: 3:09 p.m. Police assistance, Liberty Way. 5:29 p.m. Alarm activation, Johnston Circle. 7:21 p.m. Unruly juvenile, Moose Hollow Road. Tuesday, March 11: 9:36 a.m. Alarm activation, Crowell Court. 10:41 a.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Liberty Way. 3:56 p.m. Found property, Highlander Court. 5:30 p.m. Alan Murphy, 28, Hudson, arrested for Driving After Suspension and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle. 9:54 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Brenton Street.
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by AJ Dickinson The Scot Symphonic Band from The College of Wooster in Ohio performed at the Campbell High auditorium on March 12. Since more than 75 percent of the 70-member band are non-music majors it is readily apparent that these talented young people are simply brought together by the love of music. The Scottish-themed musical group is well known for traveling the country playing at various venues promoting not only their school but also traditional Scottish music. Although the band’s repertoire includes mostly standard band fare, it satisﬁes variety of tastes. The performance not only included serious selections but also music written in lighter styles as well. A crowd of more than 60 people gathered that evening to watch the prestigious college group perform a variety of dances accompanied by an orchestra of instruments with everything from ﬂutes to bag pipes. Every spring the Scot Band takes an extensive tour; this year, besides visiting Litchﬁeld, the band will perform in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.
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Sunday, March 9: 8:17 a.m. Seizure, Lions Avenue. 2:38 p.m. Arcing wires, Highland Street. 11:59 p.m. Back injury, Fox Hollow Drive. Monday, March 10: 7:26 a.m. Fall related injury, Memorial Drive. 8:23 a.m. Lift assist, Berkeley Drive. Alarm box detail, Library Street. 12:13 p.m. Unresponsive person, Highlander Court (L). 1:51 p.m. Lift assist, Reﬂection Drive. 2:40 p.m. Fall related injury, B Street. 3:14 p.m. Odor investigation, B Street. 3:30 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road. 4:56 p.m. CO detector activation, Central Street. 5:06 p.m. Assist citizen, Lowell Road. 5:18 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 5:20 p.m. Alarm box detail, Commercial Street. 5:21 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 7:30 p.m. Seizure, Glasgow Circle. Tuesday, March 11: 12:47 a.m. Unknown medical, Central Street. 9:11 a.m. Difﬁculty breathing, Lexington Court. 8:24 a.m. Unconscious person, Burns Hill Road. 8:29 a.m. Difﬁculty breathing, Riverside Drive. 9:38 p.m. Difﬁculty breathing, Century Lane (L). 11:40 a.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 1:41 p.m. Back injury, Highland Street. 2:06 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 3:53 p.m. Lift assist, Scottsdale Drive. Wednesday, March 12: 1:05 a.m. General illness, Ridgecrest Drive. 2:53 a.m. Chest pain, Power Street. 8:10 a.m. Chest pain, Derry Road. 1:19 p.m. Seizure, Memorial Drive. 1:57 p.m. Alarm box detail, Tracy Lane. 2:03 p.m. Alarm box detail, Tracy Lane. 2:06 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:09 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:10 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:12 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:14 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:17 p.m. Alarm box detail, Candy Lane. 2:19 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:20 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:22 p.m. Alarm box detail, Rebel Road. 2:27 p.m. Alarm box detail, Old Landﬁll Road. 2:30 p.m. Alarm box detail, West Road. 2:34 p.m. Alarm box detail, Robinson Road. 2:40 p.m. Alarm box detail, Brady Drive. 2:55 p.m. Chest pain, Derry Road. 4:27 p.m. Alarm box detail, Christine Drive. 4:29 p.m. Alarm box detail, Christine Drive. 4:33 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:35 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:38 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:43 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:45 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:47 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:50 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 4:54 p.m. Alarm box detail, Derry Road. 5:04 p.m. Alarm box detail, Old Derry Road. 5:06 p.m. Alarm box detail, Old Derry Road. 5:13 p.m. Alarm box detail, Greeley Street. Thursday, March 13: 8:47 a.m. General illness, Robinson Road. 11:17 a.m. Box alarm, Industrial Drive. 11:34 a.m. Box alarm, Rangers Drive. 12:24 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road. 12:38 p.m. Odor investigation, Heritage Circle. 2:53 p.m. Head injury, Lowell Road. 6:39 p.m. Unknown medical, Derry Street. 8:13 p.m. Unknown medical, Webster Street. 8:17 p.m. Fall related injury, Overlook Circle. Friday, March 14: 5:26 a.m. Lift assist, Barbara Lane. 8:08 a.m. Chest pain, Catalpa Drive. 8:32 a.m. Unconscious person, Grifﬁn Road. 9:04 a.m. Lift assist, Glasgow Circle. 9:18 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Belknap Road. 9:30 “Lice g ptin nsed p.m. Laceration, Old Stage Road (L). 9:41 a.m. Acce rations Plus st ” Odor investigation, Central Street. 11:24 a.m. Regi Seizure, Derry Road. 12:49 p.m. General illness, Derry Road. 6:35 p.m. Head injury, Nesenkeag Drive (L). 7:05 p.m. General illness, Glasgow "Educational child care with a personal touch" Circle. 8:00 p.m. Alarms in a building, Trigate Road. 10:42 p.m. Chest pain, Pondview Drive Ages 18 months to 6yrs - Open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (L). 10:47 p.m. Illegal burn, Dugout Road. Private Country Setting, Saturday, March 15: 3:51 a.m. Chest pain, Oban Innovative, age appropriate curriculum Drive. 7:59 a.m. Chest pain, Deblo Drive. 9:17 141 Kimball Hill Rd. Hudson, NH Joan White & Kathy Nolan a.m. Unconscious person, Lexington Court. 9:20 880-ESCC (3722) www.escc-hudson.com a.m. Back pain, Washington Street. 11:58 a.m. Mutual aid Ambulance, Londonderry. Full Electric & Generator 1:34 p.m. Mutual aid Service Company Ambulance, Nashua. 24-Hr Emergency Service 5:46 p.m. Service Upgrades We’d love to be your Difﬁculty Building Rewiring Electrician. breathing, Additions Oblate Drive. Swimming Pools Full Service 8:59 p.m. Hot Tubs/Spa Electrical Company Laceration, Recessed Lighting Steele Road. Under-cabinet Lighting 11:48 p.m. Exterior Lighting Difﬁculty Generator Systems breathing, All your Electrical Needs Oblate Drive.
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A Ski High Jump for COPS
submitted by MPO Allison Cummings, Hudson Police Department Hudson’s Master Police Ofﬁcer Allison Cummings recently participated in the Jump for COPS charity event in Lake Wales, Fla. The fundraising event beneﬁted the Concerns of Police Survivors organization. COPS offers support to the families of fallen police ofﬁcers. To raise money and awareness for the organization, a group of ofﬁcers, including Cummings and one other New Hampshire ofﬁcer, completed formation sky dives. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the organization, the group formed the number “30” in the air. A 79-year-old mother of a fallen MPO Allison Cummings is in the middle horizontal line of the “3” in the formation. ofﬁcer also made a tandem jump during the event. Allison was able to attend the event with the support of the Hudson Police Department and the ﬁnancial support of the Hudson Police Employee Association. Supporters are hoping the Jump for Cops event will raise $30,000 by May (National Police Week). Donations can be made at www.jumpforcops.com.
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submitted by Nashua Catholic alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, A young Litchﬁeld resident will star in Nashua Catholic’s played by eighth-grader Kersten Mercurio of Nashua, and a production of “Annie Jr.” in the school auditorium on Friday, lovable mutt named Sandy, played by seventh-grader Maeve Gifford of Manchester. April 4, and Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. both nights. St. Music Director Mrs. Carol Yetto said, Christopher sixth-grader Michaela Short will play an orphan as the popular comic “We have worked hard on pulling strip heroine Little Orphan Annie comes together Annie, and it’s been a lot of fun. to life center stage at the Wildcat Theatre Michaela and all the cast have done a terriﬁc job in bringing the story to life.” in an adaptation of one of the world’s The public is welcome and tickets will best-loved musicals. With pluck and positivity, Annie, be on sale at the door, $8 for adults and played by seventh-grader Katie Fox $5 for children. of New Boston, charms everyone she Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School affords an outstanding meets despite a “hard-knock life” start education based on a solid in Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to ﬁnd her curriculum that is rooted in Catholic parents, who abandoned her years ago tradition. Accredited by the New on the doorstep of an orphanage run by England Association of Schools and Colleges, Nashua Catholic follows the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, Litchfield resident Michaela Short (front diocesan guidelines and surpasses played by eighth grader Sara Piela of left) will play an orphan in Nashua the state curriculum standards. Nashua Nashua. Catholic Wildcat Theatre’s production of Catholic, a vibrant and exciting ChristWhen billionaire Oliver Warbucks, “Annie Jr.” on April 4 and 5. played by seventh-grader Angad Chugh centered school, exceeds expectations of Nashua, decides to invite an orphan every day. Nashua Catholic will hold its next Open House on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to p.m. For more information, please contact the Admission experience NYC anew outside the conﬁnes of the orphanage. Ofﬁce at 603.882.7011, or you can learn more by visiting Despite Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and ﬁnds a new home the school’s website at www.ncrjhs.org.
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Ribbon Cutting at North Side Grille
submitted by Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, March 4, at the North Side Grille at 323 Derry Road in Hudson. “We wanted to create a new neighborhood restaurant that offers something new in the area,” said Roger Soulard and Lauren Sullivan, owners of the North Side Grille. “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.”
North Side Grille owners Roger Soulard and Lauren Sullivan welcome everyone to the ribbon cutting event. Photo Left: Sylvie Cotnoir of Laurel Place Fariview Healthcare and Mike Falzone of Area News Group attend the North Side Grille ribbon cutting.
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submitted by Bethellen Ledoux On Saturday evening, March 8, 20 teams gathered at the First Baptist Church of Hudson for an evening full of food, laughter and challenging games. The evening was based on the hit TV show “Minute to Win It” where contestants are challenged to complete a seemingly impossible task in under one minute. The night kicked off with pizza for everyone and then rolled right into the ﬁrst challenge. Teams got creative with their names. There was “Team #1,” “Those Guys Over There,” “The Seraphim” and “Identity Crisis” to name a few. Members were from several area towns including Litchﬁeld, Hudson, Londonderry and Nashua. Each team consisted of a member over the age of 18 and one member under the age of 18. It was a great way for members of the church to intermingle and get to know each other better. Some of the challenges included Mad Dog, where contestants had to shake a ruler in their mouths to empty two boxes of mints, one attached to each end of the ruler. Another was A Bit Dicey, which involved balancing a stack of six dice on a Popsicle stick clenched between each participant’s teeth. And there was Face The Cookie, where a cookie starts on the forehead and must slide it down into a contestant’s mouth without the use of his hands. All in under a minute! After 10 challenges, teams began to be eliminated. The ﬁnal showdown was between “Casey and Melissa” and team “Bailey’s Rock.” “Bailey’s Rock” took home the trophy when Evan Bailey nailed the ﬂip cup challenge on his very ﬁrst try. Giggles and shouts could be heard throughout Memorial Hall as a wonderful time of fellowship was enjoyed. The winning team received their trophy but the other teams didn’t leave empty-handed; they all left with goodies. A big thank you to Bruce and Terry Mostrom for putting this evening together.
Catrina Ledoux of Litchfield and Michaela Earle of Hudson (Team Seraphim) huddle before a challenge. Photo Right: Brian and Mike Ledoux of Litchfield compete at Minute To Win It.
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Deﬁning statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Our values: The six permanent Objects of Kiwanis International were approved in 1924 and have remained unchanged for decades. • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life. • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards. • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship. • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities. • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill. No two Kiwanis clubs look exactly the same. Each member’s and community’s needs are different, and each club looks different. Some clubs are very traditional, with weekly meetings and a strong sense of history. Other clubs don’t meet at all, and instead hold meetings online and only come together for service projects. Newer clubs may follow the 3-2-1 concept: 3 hours of service, 2 hours of social activity and a 1 hour meeting each month. Clubs tend to reﬂect their communities and their members and work to meet their needs. Flexibility is key to a successful club. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Kiwanis
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Photography is deﬁned as the “process of recording images.” However, for Laura from Portrait Arts Photography, it is the art of preserving life’s cherished moments. In 2004, Laura’s passion for photography is what led her to make it her full-time career. In 2008, she reestablished the photography studio at 222 Central Street that her father-in-law created some 40 years earlier. As a Hudson resident and business owner, Laura enjoys being immersed in her community. As a member of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Greater Hudson Networkers she loves building relationships. Sharing in the special moments of so many of her clients has allowed her to create life-long relationships. Many of Laura’s original senior portrait clients are now calling her for their weddings. “I just love capturing the love story. Following the lives of so many of my clients through pregnancy and young children. It’s truly a joy!” Portrait Arts Photography continually strives to create unique images that encompass the emotion and excitement of the moment. You will ﬁnd a combination of traditional and contemporary photography styles. Whether capturing images on location or at their 1,200 square foot studio, they are thoughtful, emotion-ﬁlled images preserving the most important life moments. Images that will truly last a lifetime! On Saturday, April 5, she will be hosting the annual Easter Portraits with a live bunny. Also, on April 26 and 27 will be the semi-annual Enchanted Fairy Portraits. Laura can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.portraitartsphotography.com to browse their many galleries.
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“Thumbs down on the Ct electricity supplier that promised consumers a cheaper product than what was provided by PSNH. They now say that natural gas suppliers have forced up their rates higher than PSNH. I am changing my supplier and watching the rates more carefully.” “Thumbs up to the young voter who kept her cool and remained polite when questioned by the Hudson voter registration worker ‘Why are you registering Republican?’ and quickly followed up her rude question by asking the young voter ‘How the other half lives.’ Young lady, you were very kind to a rude old woman. Well done.” “Thumbs up to the Hudson teachers getting their raises. Maybe now they can leave the proper tip while spending hours at a table in our local restaurants. Wish I could go vote to give wait staff raises. I’m sure you would all beg and plead for them.” “Thumbs up to the Litchﬁeld voters for making their voices heard. You spoke loudly and clearly concerning whom we want representing us on our boards. Now that the will of the people has been shown with an overwhelming 2-1 mandate, let’s all work together to make our town and our schools an example for the rest of the state.” “Thumbs up to the candidates who did not win last Tuesday. Even though you were not successful, you provided us the voter with choices, and that’s what democracy is all about. You can always try again next year, but for now please respect the will of the voters and let’s all try to work together and support our elected representatives. Partisan bickering and sour grapes has no place in local governance.” “Thumbs down to the voters of Hudson for voting in $400,000 of budget increases! Do you realize how that is going to impact our property tax? Don’t you feel our property taxes are high enough?” that all surrounding towns were closed and our kids still had school, and that turned out to be a great decision. Because of his history of skilled management of delays, I am able to trust his decisions to be in the best interest of our kids, our residents, and all those that support us. Big thumbs up!”
“Thumbs up/Thumbs down to Hudson voters. The Budget didn’t pass, the New Senior Center budget was in that Operating Budget and now how will it be able to open the doors. Oh ya, they will cut back on services that all taxpayers use (Police, Fire, Highway, paving, EMTs, recreation, parks …) all for a handful of people. BOS remember ‘No means No’ right!” “Thumbs down. A big thumbs down to Campbell High School Administration for letting PE/Health teach and Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Steve Levine go ... giving him the heave-ho. This man was a true role model; he was there for the kids. He had such a positive inﬂuence on so many students. Maybe that’s why he was shown the door. Principal Rothhaus, AD Patteson and the Superintendent Cochrane should be ashamed of themselves for not re-hiring him. It is a shame to lose this man!” “Thumbs up to Joe at Grifﬁn Memorial School for all that he does for the after school programs every day. Good job, good work.” “Thumbs down. Scott Brown suffers from the same thing Romney suffered from. If the folks in Massachusetts don’t hire him, then the folks in New Hampshire probably won’t. New Hampshire already has two good Senators, a Democrat and a Republican, and they work well together. Shaheen and Ayotte complement New Hampshire and both are a good ﬁt. Ayotte could probably be President if she were more like Shaheen. A Republican with Democratic middle-class values could win. Either way, Scott Brown’s already is a winner because he has such a great family to go home to. Next, he should try Maine or Vermont.” “Thumbs up/Thumbs down. Here’s a suggestion: why don’t you have a Thumbs Up only day? Because I’m so tired of listening to people complain, there’s enough stuff going on in the world. Can we just have a Thumbs Up only week?” “Thumbs down. I am the gentleman who lost his job at Raytheon after 38 years. I am currently collecting unemployment, unable to ﬁnd a job due to my age, have two kids in college, a high mortgage, and now even $600-800 higher in taxes. This is for teachers who lobbied for this pay raise, who only work 9 mo/year and every couple of weeks have a couple of days off. Give me a break, what’s fair here? For those people who wrote in about me, being laid off and afraid to pay their taxes, I’ve paid taxes for 40 years. I’ve paid for those people complaining about me, I’ve paid for their educations. I’ve paid my fair share.”
Comments expressed in this column are the sole views of those callers and do not reﬂect the views of the Hudson~Litchﬁeld News or its advertisers. Town and school ofﬁcials encourage readers to seek out assistance directly to resolve any problems or issues. The Hudson~Litchﬁeld News editorial staff holds the right to refuse any comment deemed inappropriate.
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Sorry, but I’m the person that’s in the correct what makes you and/or your child so special, need the spots they are designed for will have lane and not going to let you in hands down “Thumbs up to the Hudson 4th grade travel hopefully HPD will take notice and reward you them? Very lazy! Two Thumbs down because as every time; if you hit me, I’m ﬁne with it because basketball team! Congrats on winning the with a big ticket before you hit a ﬁrst grader an employee you should know better.” I have insurance, do you? Have some respect for championship! You boys worked hard all season exiting from the driver’s side. All parents who others, because people like you are the ones that and it paid off! A big thanks to coaches Dave “Thumbs down . As part of the $831 billion drop off their children please be aware clearly this cause accidents and road rage; you’re not the only and Jim for all their dedication and support to our American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of person doesn’t respect the community’s safety.” person in the universe!” boys! You taught them not only 2009, $8 billion was allocated to passenger rail how to excel in the game but service. For a number of years now we have been “Thumbs up to the Hudson School District for also how to work hard and play waiting for passenger rail service for three of New dedicating this year’s Annual Report to Barbara as a team as well. Thank you!” Hampshire’s major cities: Concord, Manchester, Boyd.” and Nashua to Boston. I have an open question “Thumbs down to the person “Thumbs down to the two people who wrote to Maggie Hassan, Kelly Ayotte, Jeanne Shaheen criticizing the elderly for being in Jason Guerrette in as School Clerk. I read the and Ann Kuster: What happened? Concord, opposed to a tax increase. You deﬁnition concerning the duties. Do we trust him Manchester, and Nashua can use passenger rail mention the senior center as if even in this menial role? Are we exposing other service to Boston. Is none of the $8 billion for they should feel obligated to Sat & Sun private e-mail lists for his personal use?” passenger rail coming to New Hampshire? And give back for it. Most seniors why not? Thumbs down to anticipation and hope 10 - 5 live on ﬁxed incomes. Even the “Thumbs up to the voting results! All school only to be disappointed again and no passenger Mon - Fri modest of tax increases affect articles passed almost $80,000 in raises and the rail.” Some restrictions apply. Coupon must be 11 - 5 them greatly.” presented at purchase, one coupon per extra raises pay move raises of 2-10%. Town person, vaild until 3/31/2014 employees all emergency personnel warrant “Thumbs up to Laurie Jasper. Her article on “Thumbs up and thank you articles passed $400,000 or 2.75% raises and Lent was clear and profound. Lent is a time for Like us on to the electorate of Hudson for the extra raises between 2-10%. The verdict is reﬂection and time to forgive. A talented writer. placing a well educated and Hudson will have quite a tax increase. The great Looking forward to more articles.” intelligent vote based on fact, For A Chance To Win news is 2.75% additional increase 2014, 2015 and ignoring the rhetoric of “Thumbs down to the town of Hudson and www.BlackMooseCountryStore.com and 2016 for school and town employees! Great A Gift Certificate! false and erroneous information Hudson school employees, for telling 18-19 year job Hudson 200 more votes and Hudson would Cobbetts Pond Plaza, 4 Cobbetts Pond Rd, Windham, NH spewed by the town’s seniors.” old school children that by voting for all the town have not had a tax increase. Too bad. More emergency personnel and school employee raise residents should have voted! Now we all will “Thumbs up to Hudson Voters warrant articles. Our town/school employees told suffer.” for passing almost the whole ballot. I don’t feel students they were underpaid and the money was Thank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs the need to sell my house now. If things didn’t “Thumbs up. I just wanted to take a moment going to improve their services and the school up or down, are anonymous and not written by the start passing, the town’s value would have gone to say thank you to Bryan Lane for how well he education standards. This is not true. Almost all Hudson~Litchfield News staff. Thumbs comments down the toilet and dragged my home value with manages school delays and closings in Hudson. I of the passed warrant articles were for pay and can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at it. Thanks again!” am thankful that Thursday morning, with only half salary increases. Some employees are now getting firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting a Thumbs an inch that our schools our open even though 2 raises a year. While town residents struggle “Thumbs up to the Town of Hudson and the comment, please specify that you would like it printed the majority of surrounding towns, including to pay these increases and residents are taking Highway Department, as we were one of only a in the Hudson~Litchfield News. During the election Nashua, are closed. But my appreciation goes pay cuts or underemployed. Is this fair for these couple of towns in Southern, NH to have school campaign, no comments will be allowed that are direct beyond just Thursday because he has a history children to do this to their parents?” on Thursday, March 13! Our kids will get out endorsements or censure of candidates on the thumbs page. of effectively managing our delays and closings. before July! LOL” No names are necessary. 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THE BOARD 1. Case 131-030-000 (03-27-14): James & Sharon Gray, 6 Timothy Lane, Hudson, request a Home Occupation Special Exception for property located at 6 Timothy Lane to allow a Home Improvements Business to be conducted out of the existing dwelling. [Map 131/Lot 030, Zoned G; HZO Article VI, Section 334-24, Home occupations.] Request denied at the 11-14-13 Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – (Request for Re-Hearing – Approved 01-23-14 Meeting, to be heard 0327-14) Case 168-121-000 (03-27-14): H & B Berggren, LLC, 238 Central Street, Hudson, requests a Variance from the Hudson Zoning Ordinance, Article III of HTC Section 334.16.C.2.d in order to permit a conversion of existing space to two apartments with more than 750 sq. ft. per apartment and the continued business use on the second ﬂoor. [Map 168, Lot 121, Zoned R2, HZO Article 334-16C.2d Building Permits.] Case 179-036-000 (03-27-14): Kerri & Mathew Simpson, 8 Kestral Lane, Hudson request an Accessory Living Unit (ALU) to be built in an existing ﬁnished basement [Map 179, Lot 036, Zoned G1; HZO Article XIIIA, Section 334-73.3 Accessory Living Units.]
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A wel balanced diet is very important in maintaining a healthy body. Similarly, what we eat is critical to the development and maintenance of healthy teeth and supporting structures. Research has shown that damage to teeth is related not only to what you eat, but also to when you eat. How often you snack and how long the food remains in your mouth are critical factors that determine the damage caused by foods. Here is why. Bacteria present in plaque digest sugars and produce acids that attack tooth enamel. After repeated acid attacks, the enamel breaks down, forming cavities. It is important then to limit intake of sugars as well as the frequency and duration that sugars are in contact with teeth. To accomplish this it is recommended sugars be eaten as part of a full meal, rather than in-between meal snacks. Between meals it is best to choose non-sugary snacks. Fresh fruit, raw vegetables, cheese, and yogurt are excellent choices. Sticky foods or any food that remains in the mouth will prolong the acid attack by remaining in contact with the teeth longer. Good dental health depends on more than diet. Proper brushing and flossing techniques should be employed to ensure a healthy mouth, as well as regular professional dental care.
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submitted by Litchﬁeld Police Department Litchﬁeld Police responded to Woodhawk Way on Sunday afternoon, at approximately 4 p.m., for a report of a stabbing. Ofﬁcers located Jonathan Mandravelis, 24, of Litchﬁeld lying in the roadway suffering from multiple stab wounds. Mandravelis was transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. His condition is unknown at this time. The case is still under investigation and Litchﬁeld police believe this to be an isolated incident and the public is not in any danger. If anyone has any information or witnessed this incident, you are asked to contact Detective Sargent at 424-4047.
Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, tour Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company in Hudson last Monday with owner/operator Jack Gilchrist.
Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown arrives in Hudson last Monday with his wife, Gail Huff. Brown, now a Rye resident, is considering running for a U.S. Senate seat from New Hampshire and has formed an exploratory committee. The stop in Hudson was part of his “Listening Tour” as he travels around New Hampshire.
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Hudson Heat Clinches Bow Tournament
submitted by Lee Mullett Congratulations to the Hudson sixth grade boys basketball team. The boys took on some tough teams and had to beat ICB twice to win it all. They went undefeated to take home the big trophy in the Bow 29th Annual Basketball Tournament. Also congratulations to Meshack Mugariri for being selected to the All Tournament Team and Cameron Jones for being selected as MVP for the sixth grade tournament. Great job boys! Go Heat! Kneeling, from left: Adam Regan, Davonte McKoy-Sophos, Adam Scharn, Cameron Jones, Brian Arlin. Standing, from left: Coach Doug Mullett, Timmy Connors, Kyle Boucher, Sam Mullett, Brett McKinley, Jackson DeWitt, Meshack Mugariri, Kevin DeWitt, and Kevin Boucher.
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submitted by Hudson Hawks The Hudson Hawks went 7-0 with 50 goals and only six against them during the indoor season. They continued their success in the playoffs by going 3-0 with 14 goals for and only one against! The boys won the championship game 3-1 against Pepperell United. Way to go Hawks!
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Alvirne High School had the following representatives: front row (from left): RJ Younghusband, Peter Busnach, Victoria LaRoche, Hailey Boulia, Evelyn Susko and Connor Sakati. Back row (from left) are Jeremy Longchamp, Ethan Beals, Alexys Gilcreast, Amanda Pierpont, Kayla Gendreau, Danielle Lefebrve, Brittney Lambert, Sabrina Carter, Joshua Bellomo and Principal Steve Beals. (Absent from the photo: Marie Morrier).
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just 2:44 seconds left in the second period. For the remaining 2:44 both teams would trade baskets, with the half ending 23-19, Conant. In the third quarter, Campbell went cold, while Conant extended their lead. Campbell was held to just two points in the third quarter and had very few second-shot opportunities. The Orioles managed to score just seven points. Campbell’s leading scorer, Zach Bergeon, found himself being double and triple teamed at times. The Orioles appeared determined not to let Zach get hot. Conant was also able to hold freshman, Harrison Vedrani in check as well. They limited Vedrani’s ability to get good looks at the basket, whenever he received the ball
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Andrew Smarse (20 red) drives to the hoop against Conant’s Nathan Wheeler (20) in D-III championship play at SNHU. by Phillip Nichols During the regular season, Conant and Campbell split, each winning on their home courts. Entering the championship game, Campbell came in as the number-ﬁve seed, while Conant was ranked number two. Both teams were evenly matched and a great game was expected. Conant, the D-III champions of 2013, were looking to defend their title, while Campbell, with no seniors on the team, were out to show they had what it takes to be champions. Neither team disappointed. The Conant Orioles were big and played great defense. They opened the game in a 2-3 zone defense and were able to hold the Campbell Cougars scoreless for the ﬁrst 6:20 seconds of the game, but only managed to score seven points themselves. The Cougars appeared tight, but their defense was solid. Many of the Cougars’ shots, early in the game, were hitting the front of the rim, and they were limited to one-shot opportunities. By the end of the ﬁrst quarter, Campbell found themselves behind by a score of 10-2. In the second quarter, the Cougars turned up their defense and began to come alive on the offensive boards. With 3:58 seconds left in the second quarter, Zack Bergeon was fouled in the act of shooting and after hitting his two free throws, managed to cut the Orioles lead to 5 points. This gave Campbell a spark and their defense began to tighten. Despite the larger frames on the Orioles players, the Cougars showed they were not afraid and began attacking the paint. Cougars guard Andrew Smarse began driving the baseline and made a couple tough baskets, allowing Campbell to get within three points, with
Campbell’s Zach Bergeon (35) takes a charge from Conant’s Kyle Carland (10) as teammate Harrison Vedrani (14) rotates over to assist. defense of their own. With just 56 seconds left, Campbell was down by a score of 37-30 and was looking for a way to pull this out. The answer, if there was one, would be to attempt steals and then foul Conant players. With 40 seconds remaining, Bergeon hit a three pointer to cut the lead to just ﬁve points. Conant responded by hitting 1 of 2 foul shots, putting the Orioles up by six points, with just 38.7 seconds left on the clock. On a controversial call, Bergeon was fouled while shooting a jump shot, which the ofﬁcials deemed to be a two pointer, but the crowd thought was a three pointer, which would have allowed three foul shots and the potential to get the lead back within three points. Bergeon was able to cut the lead to ﬁve points, with 32.7 seconds left. In the end, Conant won their second championship in as many years, with a ﬁnal score of 40-36. Following the game, Coach Langlois said, “I thought we played hard, missed some tough shots, and they’re a great team … We didn’t turn the ball over that much; we just weren’t able to make shots.” Zach Bergeon ended the night with 18 points, 6 rebounds, in 30 minutes of play, while Harrison Vedrani ﬁnished with eight points, 12 rebounds, one block and two steals in 31 minutes of play. Andres Smarse, contributed four points, ﬁve defensive rebounds, while Kyle Shaw and Michael Gray each had three points. Understanding there are no seniors on the Cougars team, the future is bright for the Cougar pride.
Campbell’s Harrison Vedrani (14) blocks the shot of Conant’s Josh Degrenier (5). in the paint. By the end of the third quarter, Campbell found themselves behind by nine points. Before the start of the fourth quarter, Cougars head coach, John Langlois, told his team that they needed to keep playing hard adding, “Deny defensively and steal.” Campbell started the fourth quarter in a 2-3 zone defense and began pressuring the ball. With their great defense, Campbell began to mount a comeback. With 6:32 seconds left, Zach Bergeon hit a basket to cut Conant’s lead to six. Conant’s Eli Hodgson (6-4, senior forward), who had been guarding Zach Bergeon, picked up his fourth foul, with 4:56 seconds left in the game, after Bergeon stepped in and took a charge from Hodgson. At the time Campbell was still down by nine points, 3427. With 1:56 remaining, Conant knew they had to stiffen on defense and protect Hodgson with his four fouls, resorted to a 2-3 zone
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submitted by Robert Welch The Litchﬁeld Pickleball Association presented equipment worth $1,000 to Campbell High School to spread the awareness of pickleball to Litchﬁeld school students. The gift consists of six portable USAPA pickleball nets plus a supply of pickleballs for use by Campbell High School students. The Litchﬁeld Pickleball Association is a private organization dedicated to the sport of pickleball. Pickleball appeals to all age groups because it’s fast-paced but easy on the body. Pickleball is played on a 20 foot by 40 foot court, somewhat smaller than a tennis court, using solid paddles and a ball similar to a whifﬂeball. The group has a current membership of 60 individuals from Litchﬁeld and surrounding towns and plays seven days a week at Talent Hall in Litchﬁeld. New members are always welcome and there is equipment and coaching for new members. Their website is LitchﬁeldPickleball.org