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Windham High School Intern
On Saturday, May 17 the Danversport
Yacht Club hosted our 2014 Windham High
School Junior-Senior prom. After hours
of what was for some of us painstaking
preparation and hundreds of pictures taken
at friends’ houses, all the students attending
the event headed to the high school for the
first annual mandatory grand march.
Parents lined the walkway to the school,
cameras poised and ready, as the students,
decked out in floor-length gowns and
tuxedos, walked down the red carpet and
boarded the buses destined for Danvers,
Mass. “I was so impressed with the grand
march,” said WHS guidance counselor Julie
Lichtmann. “We had so many community
members that were here, the parents loved
seeing all the kids dressed up and it looked
like the kids had a ball at the prom.”
As the venue was approximately 45
minutes from the high school, taking the
bus was mandatory for all students in
attendance. Despite the fact that at first
many students were upset that they could
not drive themselves or rent a limo, the bus
ride was almost an added bonus, giving
students more time to chat with friends.
“I liked the bus ride because I got to talk
with my friends and just sit for a while
and have fun without the hassle of driving
somewhere,” says WHS junior Brynn
Roche. It was also a time to see a different
side of our favorite teachers, as Mrs. Mary
Anderson, dean of Mathematics at WHS,
squished onto the seats with us to take a
quick snapshot. She says “taking all the
selfies on the bus” was one of her favorite
parts of the night, second to the grand
march.
The venue, the Danversport Yacht Club,
was breathtaking. With an enormous
chandelier hanging from the ceiling over the
dance floor and a deck that overlooked the
harbor outside, students had two beautiful
options of where to spend the evening.
Despite the fact that it was so far away, the
venue was a hit with the students. Junior
Sophia Tausanovitch says that despite the
distance she liked that she “got to look over
the water and everything. It was pretty
cool.” The building was alive with activity
that night, a wedding even taking place just
below the deck. Students cheered as the
bride and groom kissed.
We had all been holding our breath, as
the weather forecast at first seemed bleak
with a 100 percent chance of rain. The hot
topic for the week at school had been “What
will the weather be like for the prom?”
Memories Made
at WHS Junior-Senior Prom
Memories Made
Pelham Prom Rocks
see more on page 10
by Len Lathrop
Unless you have a student in the elementary school
you most likely don’t know how the lunch program has
changed.
As part of the healthy eating program Chef Nicole
Barreira, the corporate chef for the Great New Hampshire
Restaurants Corporation, which includes T-Bones and
Cactus Jacks, was at Pelham Elementary for lunch and
to introduce a side dish with couscous as the primary
ingredient. Surprising? Not when you consider that this
is all part of healthy eating supervised by Kelly Rambeau
whose title in the Pelham school system is nutritional
services director, but whose role has many challenges.
Getting the students at all three schools to eat healthy,
control the cost of the meals and follow national
guidelines for school nutrition programs.
Couscous is a traditional North African and Middle
Eastern dish made from precooked coarsely ground
semolina, the rich endosperm extracted from durum
wheat. Think of it as tiny little pastas, which is how Chef
Chef Nicole
Offers Couscous
to PES Students
by Barbara O’Brien
It’s not uncommon for members of the same family to enter the field of
firefighting or law enforcement, but what is unusual is when two brothers
dedicate a combined total of more than eight decades. One of those
brothers, James Brown, was recognized earlier this month for his 40 years
of full-time service to the Windham Fire Department. These four decades
don’t even include the additional years of part-time service Jim has devoted
to the town he calls home.
See Jim Rice Story
on Page 19
Pelham Selects Patrol
Lieutenant as Town
Administrator
The Town of Pelham Board of Selectmen announces the hiring of
Brian McCarthy, 49, as the Town of Pelham’s new town administrator.
Brian McCarthy was raised in Burlington, Mass., and graduated from
Burlington High School in 1983. Upon graduation he attended North
Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass.
McCarthy will be leaving his position with the Pelham Police
Department to accept the town administrator’s job.
At the Pelham Police Department, McCarthy will be leaving his
position as a patrol lieutenant where he was in charge of the patrol
division of the department. Prior to becoming lieutenant in 2007,
he served as a sergeant and patrolman. He joined the Pelham Police
Department in 2005.
In addition to his patrol supervision responsibilities McCarthy was
the Pelham Police Department’s “senior services officer” in which he
served as a liaison person between the town’s senior population and
the police department. McCarthy also supervises the Police Explorer
Post, the AARP Driver Education program, the Accreditation Program,
the DARE program and the School Resource Officer program. He was
also instrumental in overhauling all of the police department’s standard
operating policies and procedures.
Prior to his appointment as patrol lieutenant, McCarthy previously
supervised the Pelham Police Department’s Detective and
Administrative divisions. He began his law enforcement career in
November of 1988 with the Brookline, NH Police Department where
he eventually rose through the ranks to achieve the rank of the Chief of
Brookline Police in 1996.
In 1997, he joined the New Hampshire State Police as a state trooper
and where he patrolled the highways of Rockingham and Hillsborough
counties until 2003 when he accepted transfer to the Commercial Truck
Enforcement Team out of Concord Headquarters.
McCarthy moved to Pelham in 2002 where he resides with his wife,
Pam. McCarthy is also a volunteer tour guide at the New Hampshire
Airport Museum in Manchester, and a member of the St. Patrick Church
Men’s Group. His interests include restoring vintage automobiles,
aviation, travel and fitness.
lf you have any questions regarding new Town Administrator Brian
McCarthy, call the Pelham Board of Selectmen Chairman, Edmund
Gleason, at 635-8233.
Jim Brown
Pythons hamming it up for the photographer during the Pelham High School prom held at Te Granite Rose;
a premier events venue located in Hampstead. Hundreds of students attended the formal event that featured a bufet style meal
and plenty of dancing to today’s hits played by DJ Paul Lepine. Te night’s festivities featured the naming
of the Prom Queen and King which went to Lauren Austin and Jared Labonte.
continued to page 16- Jim Brown
continued to page 16- Chef Nicole
Windham Firefghter
Adds Four Decades
to Family’s Legacy
of Service
Cashie Willis and Alex Harrington share food questions with Chef Nicole;
both 2nd graders were interested in the food and careers in food service.
Staff photo by Len Lathrop
Megan McNamara and Andrew Hume
Danversport Yacht Club from the deck
continued to page 16- WHS Prom
Courtesy photo
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Accolades Accolades
Keene State College has announced the names of 1,091 students who
are candidates for graduation this month with associate’s, bachelor’s or
master’s degrees. This year’s graduating class includes Pelham residents,
Molly Smith graduating with a Bachelor of Science (cum laude),
Samantha Ventolieri graduating with a Bachelor of Art, Alex Decarolis
graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Rachael Fournier graduating
with a Bachelor of Science, Justin Jolliffe graduating with a Bachelor
of Science. Windham residents include David Smart graduating with
a Bachelor of Science, Eric Nickerson graduating with a Bachelor
of Science, Shelby Flanagan graduating with a Bachelor of Art, Julia
Forgione graduating with a Bachelor of Art, Julia Gray graduating with a
Bachelor of Art, Molly Klaassens graduating with a Bachelor of Science,
Bachelor of Art.
Sean Kelly, 21, of Windham was one of 59 Hofstra University students
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 30. Sean, a senior, has a major in
Classics at Hofstra University.
Phi Beta Kappa is considered an emblem of high achievement and
strong potential. The society celebrates and advocates excellence in the
liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the
most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges
and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies
- the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences - in higher
education and in society at large.
According to the Phi Beta Kappa web site (www.pbk.org), five students
at the College of William and Mary founded Phi Beta Kappa in 1776,
during the American Revolution. For more than two and a quarter
centuries, the Society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry
and liberty of thought and expression. Laptops have replaced quill pens,
but these ideas, symbolized on Phi Beta Kappa’s distinctive gold key,
still lay the foundations of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of
conscience and creative endeavor.
Colby-Sawyer College has recognized Danielle Kostandin of
Windham and Taylor McCarthy of Pelham and for outstanding academic
achievement during the spring semester.
Windham resident Sean Kelly presented his original senior research
project during the annual Undergraduate Research Day at Hofstra
University. Sean is a member of the class of 2014.
Send your Accolades to news@areanewsgroup.com with a photo
Eagle Scout Project Approved at High School
by Barbara O’Brien
Windham School Board members are enthusiastic about
a proposed Eagle Scout project to be completed this coming
summer at the nearly five-year-old high school.
Eighth grader Hayden Wilson, a member of Windham Boy
Scout Troop 266, plans to construct a 12-by-12-foot wooden
deck between the press boxes at the high school’s athletic
field. The proposal was previously reviewed by Windham High
School Principal Ryan Kaplan and Athletic Director Bill Raycroft.
“This will be a wonderful contribution to the school district,”
Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said. “It’s a very beneficial
project.”
The estimated cost of the project is $1,100. Hayden is seeking
donations of cash or materials to offset the cost. Fundraisers are
also being planned.
The full school board agreed to allow the project to go forward.
“This is a very worthwhile undertaking,” School Board Chairman
Jerome Rekart said. Board member Rob Breton noted that the
new deck would help enhance safety in the area where it will be
constructed. “It’s a great project in terms of functionality,” Breton
said. ”Kudos to Hayden for coming up with the idea.”
An Eagle Scout is the highest rank available in Boy Scouts.
In addition to earning numerous merit badges, a scout must
also complete a community service project to attain this rank.
Nationwide, less than two percent of boys who initially enter the
Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. A boy must reach the
rank of Eagle Scout prior to celebrating his 18th birthday.
Sophie Ray Gets ‘Berry’
Creative and Wins Design Contest
submitted by the Friends of the Library of Windham
Sophie Ray, 9, of Windham is the proud winner of this year’s
Strawberry Festival and Book Fair Design Contest. Artists ages 12
and under were asked to create a design for the festival’s publicity
that reflected the themes of strawberries, books, and community.
Sophie created a wonderful design of the library as a giant
strawberry with smaller strawberries coming to visit! Her winning
design will be used on this year’s Strawberry Festival posters and
publicity.
There were many wonderful submissions this year and all
contest entries will be displayed at this year’s Strawberry Festival
and Book Fair on May 31 at Windham High School. The festival is
sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham.
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Update for Relay for Life in Pelham
submitted Cynthia Malara,
Relay for Life Pelham Planning Committee
I’m writing with an important update about the
Relay For Life of Pelham coming up on Saturday,
June 7. The planning committee is hard at work
firming up plans to ensure that this year’s relay
is a wonderful experience. During this time of
transition, we want to ensure that each of you, all of
our volunteers, supporters, and the community enjoy
a memorable event. To create the most exciting
and engaging experience this year, the planning
committee has decided to shorten the length of the
relay - with a 4 p.m. start time and an 11 p.m. finish
time on Saturday, June 7. All aspects of relay will
still be taking place - powerful ceremonies, honoring
of cancer survivors and caregivers, remembrance of
those we’ve lost to cancer, lots of walking, and great
entertainment, food, and family-friendly activities.
A basic schedule for the day of relay is below:
1 p.m. - Teams can begin setting up their sites
3 p.m. - Team and participant registration opens
4 p.m. - Opening Ceremony, survivor & caregiver
laps followed by survivor and caregiver reception
9 p.m. - Luminaria Ceremony
10:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
More Pelham relay details, including a detailed
schedule of events, will be sent via weekly emails
over the next few weeks, so please look for these
communications.
We’re looking forward to a fantastic Relay For Life
of Pelham on June 7! Thank you all for contributing
to the fight against cancer through your involvement
in Relay For Life. Together, we will finish the fight!
Help Needed to Complete
‘Faces Never Forgotten’ Project
submitted by New England Newspaper and Press Association
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is asking newspapers
throughout the country to help find pictures of soldiers from
their communities who were killed in action in Vietnam for the
new “Faces Never Forgotten” project. This project is an online
interactive display, and people will also be able to view it at
the new Education Center that’s being built near the Vietnam
Memorial Wall on the National Mall.
Out of the 58,000 soldiers killed, the VVMF still needs 24,000
pictures. In light of such a big challenge, they’d like local
newspapers to help locate a picture of any of the soldiers from
their circulation area that don’t already have a picture in the
display. Conceivably, your paper could run an article asking
if anyone has a picture of the soldier(s) - perhaps as part of an
upcoming Memorial Day feature, and you could also check your
own archives for a news, activity or sports photo. Some papers
may even be willing to contact the local high school to see if it has
a yearbook picture to honor an alum in the display who is missing
a photo.
Here is the request from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund:
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund “Faces Never Forgotten”
project needs help obtaining missing photos of Vietnam veterans
from New England. These photos will help complete an electronic
“Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam
Memorial Wall.
View the gallery in progress at http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-
Faces.
These are moving tributes to fallen soldiers. Would you please
help us locate a photo of each soldier from your area?
Check the display, and if there is a soldier from your area who
is missing a photo, perhaps you could check to see if you have
a photo in your newspaper archive and/or run a notice in your
paper. If you obtain the photos, just send them to NENPA and
they will forward them on to the VVMF.
Guide to determining which photos are needed
The following are instructions are on how to get the updated
status of the photos in the display.
1. Go to: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces
2. Click Advanced Search, to the right of the search box
3. Input the city, county, or state that coincides with your
circulation area
4. Scroll to the last box and check: Does Not Have a Default
Photo
5. Hit Submit
This will show any names of soldiers from your area that is
missing a photo.
Thank you for your help with this very worthwhile tribute.
Please send photos to: New England Newspaper & Press
Association, “Faces Never Forgotten,” 370 Common St., Dedham,
MA 02026. For more information contact Megan Sherman at
m.sherman@nenpa.com or (781) 320-8042.
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Windham Soccer Association
2014
WHS Students Chosen
as Elk Teenagers of the Month
by Jillian DiPersio, Windham High School Intern
Four seniors from Windham High School, Alexander
Fitzgerald, Olivia Bono, Emily Matsco, and Timothy
Raymond, have been chosen as Teenagers of the Month
through a program run by the Derry-Salem Elks, Lodge
2226. Each month area high schools nominate high-
achieving members of their senior class to be recognized
as Teenagers of the Month. Students are chosen based
on their accomplishments in academics, extracurricular
activities, and community service. At the end of the
year the Elk Lodge will choose the recipients of the Elk
Teenager of the Year scholarship from those students named
Teenagers of the Month.
Alexander Fitzgerald
is a math- and science-
oriented student who also
competes on Windham’s
Cross Country and
Swimming teams. He has
attended both the ACS
Hillingdon International
School in Uxbridge,
Greater London, United
Kingdom as well as
Windham High School.
He has been awarded the
Brandeis Book Award, the
American Mathematics
Competition Certificate
of Distinction, the Swim
Team Coach’s Award, was
Junior Runner-up and
Senior High Scorer in the
Tri-State Math League,
and is a member of Mu
Alpha Theta, the National
Honor Society, and the
Spanish Honor Society.
He is also an Eagle Scout as well as the captain of the
WHS Cross Country team. He volunteers at the Nesmith
Library, Shepherd’s Pantry, Inc., as well as at Windham
High School. In the fall, he will be attending Worcester
Polytechnic Institute.
Likewise, Olivia Bono is a high-achieving student,
though she specializes in activities that exercise the right
side of the brain. She is the co-president of Windham High
School’s Friends of Rachel club, a member of the National
Honor Society, and a part of the French Honor Society. She
is also a clarinetist, participating in the WHS Honors Wind
Ensemble, the Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony Orchestra
and New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble, and was in
the pit orchestra for the WHS productions of Cinderella
and Little Shop of Horrors. This year she also participated
in music festivals outside of WHS, including the All New
England Band Festival and the American High School
Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She received
the Dartmouth Book Award as well as a WHS Renaissance
Award. Olivia volunteers at the Salem Boys and Girls
Club and also runs sectionals with clarinetists at Windham
Middle School. Next year she will be attending Boston
College.
Emily Matsco is an active member of the Windham
community, using her talents in both math and swimming
to help others. She has participated on the WHS Varsity
Swim team and has also been on the RAYS swim team
since 2006. She helps with fundraisers and newsletters for
the team and also is a lifeguard at a local country club and
at the Granite State Kid’s Triathlon. She began using her
skills this past summer to teach swim lessons for beginners
and young children. Emily participates in the Women in
Science Club and the Student Athletic Leadership team,
along with the National Honor Society and Math Honor
Society. As a Math Honor Society member, she is an
online tutor through
the organization “Study
Buddy.” Beyond her
athletic and academic
achievements, Emily has
been a Girl Scout since
2002 and works with her
troop to mentor and plan
events for younger girls.
In the fall Emily will
be attending Worcester
Polytechnic Institute.
Timothy Raymond, a
musician, member of the
WHS Varsity Volleyball
and Gymnastics teams
among other groups,
will be attending the
University of Maryland
next year to study
mechanical engineering.
Timothy is a member of
National Honor Society,
National Society of High
School Scholars, New
Hampshire Scholars,
was awarded the Boston College Book Award, a WHS
Renaissance Award, and was nominated for the US
Youth Senate Committee. He served as class president
his freshman through junior years, is currently a student
council senior class officer, is president of the WHS Band
Council, and performed with the American High School
Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He works
at Gym-Ken Gymnastics, Inc. and is a referee for the
New Hampshire Flag Football League. He is captain
and co-founder of the WHS Student Athletic Leadership
Team (S.A.L.T.) and a member of the JagSAT II Physics
Club. He has been a WHS ambassador student to the New
Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association as well.
He has also been actively involved in community service
throughout his years in the Windham school district, acting
as an altar server at St. Matthew’s Parish, a member of the
Jaguar Community Alliance, as well as participating in the
S.T.Y.L.E.S & Smiles Fashion Show at WHS and the Special
Olympics Penguin Plunge.
Congratulations Alexander, Olivia, Emily, and Timothy!
Best of luck in your final weeks of senior year and your
future endeavors.
Scout Pack 610
Places 3rd in
Chuckwagon Derby
submitted by Lucy Wilkerson, Assistant Cubmaster
The Cub Scouts in Pelham’s Pack 610 have a lot to be proud of this spring. Their
wagonload of young Scouts placed third overall in the annual Chuckwagon Derby
Competition
The Chuckwagon Derby or race is the official spring program kickoff. District
wide scouts compete
in wagon teams where
they are scored on
scout spirit, teamwork,
cooperation and scout
knowledge. The route
takes the wagons
around Long Pond in
Manchester where they
stop at 12 checkpoint
stations. Each station
is staffed by the older
Boy Scouts who have
challenges for the teams
to complete. The boys
used wrist rockets, BB
guns and archery to
show off their skills. They displayed their team work in the practice of emergency
rescue and the obstacle course.
This annual event takes
place at Camp Carpenter in
Manchester. Don’t let the
location fool you. Once
you enter the gates at Camp
Carpenter you get the feeling
you are remote camping. With
so many beautiful camps
in New Hampshire, Camp
Carpenter has been rated the
number 2 Cub Scout Camp in
the USA.
For Cubmaster David
Wilkerson, the shining moment
came when the boys won first
place in the obstacle course
challenge. The reason you ask?
For more than half of the Scouts in 610, this was their very first Chuckwagon.
Is your son entering
the first grade in
September? You can
enroll him now in
scouting. There are
no pre-requisites for
scouting so boys in
Grades 1-5 can join
at any time. To learn
more, visit the website
at www.pack610nh.
com.
Courtesy photo
Elks Award recipients are, from left, Alexander Fitzgerald,
Timothy Raymond, Olivia Bono, and Emily Matsco.
Wrist rockets
Chuckwagon team
Emergency response
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Tanks to All for
Successful Food Drive
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the
residents of Hudson, Litchfeld and Pelham for their
generous response to our Annual Food Drive held
Saturday, May 10. Also, to postal management, rural
carriers, city carriers, church and family volunteers
as well as local schools and businesses for displaying
posters and billboard announcements for our drive.
With the resources provided and the time ofered by
all the volunteers we collected 10,800 pounds of food
from Hudson and Litchfeld residents. Pelham carriers
collected 1,235 pound of food for their food pantry.
People in need should contact food banks in their towns
which are Blessed John XXIII Church, First Baptist
Church of Hudson, Litchfeld Community Church and
the Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick Church.
Tank you for your donations.
Frank Maglio, Food Drive Coordinator, Hudson
Troop 12222 Spreads
Spring Cheer
Windham’s Helping Hands would like to thank
Windham Girl Scout Brownie Troop 12222. Te Troop
recently partnered with Windham’s Helping Hands to
bring good wishes to some of our community’s elderly
residents. Windham’s Helping Hands provided the
supplies, and the Girl Scouts created lovely centerpieces
for the dining room tables at Windham Terrace
Assisted Living Facility. Te girls planted violas in
teacup planters and decorated them with ladybug and
butterfy embellishments. Hand-decorated note cards
with cheery messages were added to each arrangement.
Tank you girls for this lovely kick-of Spring!
Patti Letizio, Windham
Sponsors Needed for Nesmith’s
Adult Summer Reading Program
2014 will be the inaugural year for summer reading
programs geared toward adult patrons. We are so
excited to introduce new events and programs all
summer long, such as crafts, presenters, music, a
summer barbecue, and reading contests to encourage
participation at your local library. If any individual or
business would like to contribute to the programming
budget, we would greatly appreciate it. All donations
will be recognized, and are tax deductible. Tank you
for your support! Please call 432-7154, or email Sarah
Williams at swilliams@nesmithlibrary.org with any
questions.
Sarah Williams, Nesmith Library, Windham
Wanting to Give Back as NH Rep
I believe in service and giving back. I have served
my community in diferent ways since moving to
New Hampshire in 2005, but it’s time for me to step
up and get in the game ofcially. For these reasons, I
intend to seek to serve Windham in the NH House of
Representatives.
Almost immediately upon moving to the Granite
State, I became involved in my new community.
I served on the board of the New Hampshire
Homeschooling Coalition, a statewide homeschool
support organization. I also coached and served
on the Board of Directors of the Pelham-Windham
Razorbacks, a local football and cheer team, for multiple
years.
I have served on the board of the non-partisan
New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA) and it
was in this capacity that I became involved in state
policy, particularly education issues. For years, I have
advocated for school choice, empowering parents
in their children’s education, and privacy rights. In
recent years, I began covering
Second Amendment legislation
for the NH Chapter of the Second
Amendment Sisters. Along the way, I have advocated
for greater transparency and accountability of our public
ofcials, smaller government, and individual rights.
And I’m honored to have contributed to organizations
that keep Concord accountable to her citizens.
Additionally I have served as a board ofcer
for Liberty Harbor Academy, a private school in
Manchester, and the Educational Choices Foundation
in Windham and continue to volunteer for the Network
for Educational Opportunity, a 501(c)(3) scholarship
organization that benefts underprivileged families
across the state.
My husband and I moved our family to New
Hampshire to improve our lives, our choices, and our
future. Now, with my children growing up and taking
their frst steps into young adulthood, I want to give
back to in a more tangible way, serving the town I love
in the NH House of Representatives.
I look forward to getting to speak with you in the
coming weeks and to earning your support in the
upcoming elections.
Michelle Levell, Windham
Make the ‘Last Night’ a
Safe One for Graduates
Since 2012, WHS parents and other members of our
community have produced Last Night, an all-night,
alcohol and drug-free party exclusively for graduating
seniors. Our goal is to provide an evening of fun and
safety on graduation night. In a short two or three
years, your sons and daughters will be treated to the
same send-of which features live entertainment, a DJ,
hypnotist, Henna tattoo artists, photo booth, bingo,
rafes and much more. In addition, food is served
and prizes are awarded. Common areas of the school
are decorated in a Hollywood theme complete with
a red carpet, strobe lights, and walk of fame stars for
graduates.
We invite you to participate in this year’s event. All
parents and guardians of undergraduates are being
invited to lend a hand. As you may already know, the
senior parents and guardians are not allowed to attend
Last Night as it is clearly their turn to enjoy all the
excitement and activities that graduation brings. Tat
means when your child is a senior you do not have to
help out during the event either.
Please support our fundraising eforts by donating
$20.14 in honor of the Class of 2014. Donate rafe
items to be given out to seniors during the night.
Towels, sheets, bathroom carriers, gas cards, movie
tickets, gift cards etc. add to the excitement of the
night. All donations are tax deductible and help make
this a very successful event. Last Night is completely
dependent on the generosity of WHS families and local
businesses/organizations.
Consider joining the Last Night committee this
year to help create a send-of for our seniors that they
will truly appreciate and remember forever. Our next
meeting is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the WHS
Media Room. Remember that others after you will be
doing the same for your son and daughter during their
senior year. Tank you for your support.
Donna Hume, WHS Senior Safe Night - Last Night
Chair, Windham
Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
Request for Financial Assistance
If you are a resident of Pelham and are looking for
assistance with heat, electricity, food, rent and other
household expenses, please call one of the following
telephone numbers: 635-1185, 401-4065, or 508-
2898. Your call will be held in strict confdence.
If you would like to make a credit card
donation on line, please visit our website at www.
pelhamgoodneighborfund.org or you can send us a
donation by making your check payable to: Pelham
Good Neighbor Fund, P.O. Box 953, Pelham, NH
03076. All donations are tax deductible since we are
a non-proft 501(c)(3) charitable organization tax ID
02-0484080.
Frank Sullivan, Pelham Good Neighbor Fund,
Pelham
submitted by Pelham Police Department
On May 11, at approximately 7:45 a.m., members of the Pelham
Police Department responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash on
Marsh Road in the area of Noella Avenue. Upon arrival officers
observed one vehicle in the middle of Marsh Road. The vehicle was
leaking fluids and had heavy
front-end damage.
The operator was identified as
Zachary Randlett, 21, of Dracut,
MA. Randlett had been traveling
northbound on Marsh Road in a
black 2005 Subaru Legacy when
he fell asleep behind the wheel
and crashed head on into a
telephone pole. Randlett suffered
a small amount of bruising to his
right arm. He was treated and
released on scene by the Pelham
Fire Department.
Randlett had attempted to discard a duffle bag with marijuana
prior to the police arriving. He was found to be in possession of
marijuana and was subsequently
placed under arrest. Randlett
was charged with transportation
of drugs, possession of
marijuana, and possession
of marijuana with intent to
distribute.
Randlett was later released on
$5,000 personal recognizance
bail and is scheduled to appear
for arraignment at the 10th
Circuit District Division in Salem
on June 16.
The impact of the crash
snapped the base of the
telephone pole. As a result, Marsh
Road was closed down for hours while the pole was being replaced.
Zachary Randlett
submitted by Elizabeth Wood, AICP,
Community Planner, Windham
The Town of Windham is currently seeking
candidates to fill a vacancy for a planning
commissioner to the Southern New Hampshire
Regional Planning Commission. The role of a
SNHPC planning commissioner is to govern the
SNHPC through decision-making and policy
setting, with the staff carrying out those decisions.
SNHPC planning commissioners also serve as
liaisons between the SNHPC and the Town of
Windham so that the town is aware of SNHPC
activities and the SNHPC is aware of local issues
and concerns in Windham. Alternate planning
commissioners are expected to attend regularly
scheduled SNHPC meetings, workshops, and
trainings and to serve as voting members.
For more information about the role and duties
of a RPC planning commissioner visit the SNHPC
website www.snhpc.org. Only permanent
residents of Windham will be considered.
Planning commissioners are nominated by the
Windham Planning Board and appointed by the
Board of Selectmen to a four-year term.
If anyone is interested, submit a letter of interest
to: Community Development Department, c/o
Community Planner by May 29. Candidates will
be interviewed by the planning board on June 4
and appointed by the Board of Selectmen on June
16. Anyone who has questions feel free to contact
Elizabeth Wood, community planner, at 432-3806
or ewood@windhamnewhampshire.com.
Driver in Marsh Road Crash
Charged with Drug Transport
Seeking Candidates for
SNHPC Representative
submitted by Pelham Police Department
On May 8, at approximately 12:22 a.m., the
Pelham Police and Fire departments responded to
a single-vehicle moped crash on Marsh Road by
Scotland Road.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a semi-
conscious man lying in the roadway next to a
Honda Ruckus. The man sustained a serious head
injury as a result of being thrown from the moped
and striking his head on the pavement. After
being evaluated by the Pelham Fire Department,
the man was flown to a Boston hospital via med
flight for treatment of his injuries.
The driver was identified as Corey Reilly, 22, of
Pelham.
There were no passengers on the moped nor
were there any other vehicles involved in the
crash.
The crash remains under investigation however
alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors.
Reilly was not wearing a helmet.
Man Injured in Moped Crash
submitted by Elizabeth Wood, AICP,
Community Planner, Windham
The Windham Planning Board is currently
seeking a candidate to fill a position for a three-
year term on the Capital Improvements Program
Committee.
The CIP is a budgetary document that forecasts
major town and school expenditures for a
projected eight-year period. This document
strives to ensure that the necessary community
services and facilities are provided in accordance
with the financial capabilities of Windham
taxpayers. Visit the CIP page on the town
website for more information: http://www.
windhamnewhampshire.com
The CIP committee will hold its first meeting
of the new budget season in June, and it is
anticipated that the committee’s work will be
concluded by mid-November.
If you are interested, submit a letter of interest
to: Community Development Department, c/o
Community Planner, P.O. Box 120, Windham,
NH 03087, by May 30. Candidates are
requested to attend the June 4 Planning Board
meeting to introduce themselves to the board
and to answer questions. Have questions?
Contact Elizabeth Wood, community planner, at
432-3806 or ewood@windhamnewhampshire.
com or stop in Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Capital Improvements Program
Committee has Vacancy
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Friday, May 23
Crossroads Church at 43 Atwood Rd.,
Pelham, is hosting the Hear Our Worship
Tour with Jaime Jamgochian, the Andy
Needham Band and Joe Frey at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased
online at: http://www.itickets.com/events/324032.
html. For more information contact the church
office at 635-1556.
Saturday, May 24
The Pelham Gardeners Annual Plant
Sale - Our sale of perennials, shrubs,
herbs will run from 9 to 11 a.m. - come
early for best selections. All of our plants
are from our members gardens. You can’t beat
our prices anywhere! You can renew your dues
on this date too. Donations are welcomed. The
plantings at the Historical Society, Christmas on
the Common and planters at the new library are
supported from our plant sale and dues. Stop
down and say hello.
The Town of Windham is proud to announce
the start of the new Community Garden
Program. The Program has been created to be
used by participants to plant flowers, fruits, and
vegetables within individual gardening plots
designated by the Town of Windham Community
Development Department. The Program provides
a sustainable, educational, recreational, and
nutritional resource within Windham and the
surrounding communities. Participation is free!
The Community Garden, located at 122 North
Lowell Rd. (former Bingo Hall) will be under
construction shortly. There are 20 garden spots
available – 10 in ground and 10 raised beds – for
people to sign-up for. Sign-up material available
at the Community Development Department, 3
North Lowell Rd., or on the Town website (www.
windham-nh.com). A Community Garden Kick-
Off event scheduled from 8-10 a.m. at the Garden
so do not wait to sign-up for your free Community
Garden Spot. For more information, call 432-
3806 or lscott@windhamnewhampshire.com.
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day observed
Tuesday, May 27
Hiking the Appalachian Trail: An
Evening with Roger “Hammer” Tetreault. Have
you ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail?
Or are you a casual hiking enthusiast who likes
the challenge of meeting nature on foot? Come to
the Pelham Public Library at 6 p.m. to hear of one
man’s experience doing just that!
Tetreault took the phrase “take a hike” literally
when he decided to walk the 2,176.4 miles of the
Appalachian Trail. A carpenter by trade, Roger
is a backpacking and hiking enthusiast. After 10
years of hiking the local terrain, he decided early
in 2008 to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Join us at the Library to view Roger’s adventure.
After the presentation, Roger will take questions
and lead a discussion. Free and open to the
public. For more information go to http://
pelhampubliclibrary.org or by call 635-7581.
Free Workshop: Extended School Year (ESY)
Who, What, Why, and What Else, Pelham
Elementary School, Media Center, 61 Marsh Rd.,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop provides an
overview of the ESY process for children with
disabilities. Some questions (and answers) that
will be discussed include: what is ESY, how does
a child qualify, and what are the options? This
workshop provides participants with an overview
of the transition requirements in the IEP, including
strategies they can use for effective transition
planning. Pre-registration is required. To register
call the Parent Information Center (PIC) 224-7005
or 800-947-7005 or e-mail frontdesk@picnh.org
with your name, phone no, e-mail address and
the date of the workshop. If you require special
accommodations please specify when registering.
This workshop is sponsored by the Pelham Parent
Outreach Group and the Pelham School District.
Join us for a Senior Safe Night - Last Night
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Windham High School
Media Room. We will be finalizing plans for the
Last Night event which will be on Friday, June 13,
from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. We are looking for help to
set up and chaperon this fun celebration as well as
clean up on Saturday mid-morning. Many hands
make for light work!
Travel Soccer Tryouts for Fall 2014/Spring
2015: WSA Travel teams comprise age-specific
teams and play teams in and around southern NH.
This competitive program is for players looking to
make a commitment to a higher level of play. The
program utilizes professional trainers locally and
from the UK.
Teams play (and fees cover) both the fall and
spring seasons; practice twice a week, games
on weekends; and participate in up to two
tournaments a year.
Tryouts are at Griffin Park. To participate in
tryouts, players must be registered with WSA, paid
the early registration fee of $99*, wear soccer
cleats and shin guards, and bring a ball and water.
May 27: 4:30-6 p.m., U7/U8 Boys & Girls
(birth date: 8/1/06-7/31/08)
May 27: 6-7:30 p.m., U12 Girls & Boys (birth
date: 8/1/02-7/31/03)
May 28: 4:30-6 p.m., U10 Boys & Girls
(8/1/04-7/31/05)
May 28: 6-7:30 p.m., U11 Boys & Girls (birth
date: 8/1/03-7/31/04)
May 29: 4:30-6 p.m., U9 Boys & Girls (birth
date: 8/1/05-7/31/06)
May 30: Potential rain date
U13 and U14 players will have South Central
Tryouts in early June (Salem, Pelham and
Windham combined teams).
*Players who are subsequently selected and
assigned to travel teams pay an additional Travel
program fee (plus uniform cost)
Wednesday, May 28
Windham High School will be holding
its fifth annual Hair for Hope event to
raise money and awareness for cancer
patients and research. During the event,
women will donate 8 inches of hair to the Pantene
Beautiful Lengths Organization. Pantene Beautiful
Lengths is an organization that donates hair to
be made into wigs for people who have lost their
hair due to cancer treatments. Inspired by the
Boston Bruins’ Cuts for a Cause event, the boys of
Windham High School wanted to be involved as
well. The Buzz for Bucks fundraiser is an event
where Windham students and staff shave their
head for cancer awareness, while raising money
for cancer research. This year we have many
students ready to get their heads shaved for cancer
awareness! Join us for Hair For Hope at 9 a.m., in
the Windham High School Gymnasium.
Thursday, May 29 & Saturday, June 7
Once again, by popular demand, the
Windham Garden Club will hold both
a weekday and weekend pot recycling
event at the Town Transfer Station.
Residents may take empty, unbroken flower
pots to the station on both days from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Club members will sort, clean and store
the donations for use in the 2015 Plant Sale, the
group’s 25th annual. This is a great way for our
gardening neighbors to clear out their sheds and
garages, while the effort saves us a lot of money
on containers. It’s a win-win project.
Friday, May 30 & Saturday May 31
Pelham Parks and Recreation is pleased
to announce its adult theatre group
productions at Sherburne Hall on Friday at
7 p.m., and Saturday, at 4 and 7 p.m. The
play they will perform is “You Can’t Get There
from Here” under the direction of Janet Daigle.
Admission is $10/adults, $7/children and seniors
at the door. Refreshments will be served. All
ticket sales collected will be donated to Animal
Rescue Network of New England in Pelham.
E-mail recreation@pelhamweb.com or call 635-
2721 with any questions.
Saturday, May 31
The 31st Annual Strawberry Festival
will take place at Windham High School
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will
feature games, entertainment, information
booths and some fantastic raffles! The Friends of
the Library of Windham have some exceptional
raffle prizes planned for this year. This year’s
raffles prizes include gift cards area businesses.
Some other great prizes include the American
Girl Doll Isabelle, a Cam Neely Autographed
Mini Helmet and Red Sox Tickets, to name a few!
Come to this wonderful community event and
participate in our raffles. Not only will you be
supporting the Friends of the Library of Windham,
but you may just win!
Beginning Sunday, June 1
The Pelham Public Library is
happy to announce a new digital
resource Transparent Language
Online (TLO) access will be available.
TLO is a complete language-learning
solution providing a wide variety of high-
quality learning material and seamless
integration of real-life language use. With
Transparent Language Online, patrons
will have unlimited access to more than
80 online language courses, packed with
pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing,
and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons
have the ability to write or speak their answers
and converse with native speakers though
interactive videos. Patrons can learn on their
own time, at their own pace in the library, in
the comfort of their own home, or on the go
with the Transparent Language mobile app for the
iPhone and Android.
Beginning today, visit PelhamPublicLibrary.org
to begin exploring this resource. This is available
to Pelham Public Library card holders only. For
more information, contact the Library, 635-7581
or go to PelhamPublicLibrary.org.
Sunday, June 1
Beach Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come
join us for food, activities, music fun at Pelham
Veterans Memorial Park, 11 Mammoth Rd. in
Pelham. Free giveaways, games, music, face
painting, inflatable’s for the kids, new playground,
volleyball game at the beach, BBQ and other
refreshments, Summer Camp Sign-Ups. (Rain
date: Sunday, June 8.)
Monday, June 2
The Nesmith Library is hosting
YogaPlay for Tots with Annika, at 10
a.m. YogaPlay is a supportive, fun-loving,
and active yoga practice for Tots on the
move. Continue bonding with your child as
you help them feel comfortable in their moving
body, develop self-confidence, and encourage
their creative spirit using music, storytelling and
simple games. Experience the shared joy and
delight when your little one shows you how
they can move into yoga poses on their own
and participate with you in some nurturing yoga
poses. No yoga experience is necessary. Wear
comfortable clothing, as adults will be active
participants. This program is geared for children
18 months to 3 years, but siblings are welcome.
There is no cost for the program, but registration is
required and space is limited. Stop by or call the
library at 432-7154 to register.
Thursday, June 5
Household Hazardous Waste &
Electronics Collection, 3 to 7 p.m.,
Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium
Dr. Open to residents of Pelham, and
Windham. $10 user fee per vehicle, additional
charges for quantities exceeding 10 gallons or
20 pounds, additional charges for electronics
recycling. For more information and a complete
list of accepted items, visit: http://www.nashuarpc.
org/hhw or call 424-2240.
Friday, June 6
Veteran Benefit Dinner! Public
welcome for a Hoedown Hootenanny.
All proceeds benefit veterans programs.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ham and Bean
dinner, ¬coffee, tea, ¬desserts, and more! 50/50
Raffle! Door Prize! Admission: $8 per adult; $5
per child under 12. VFW Post located at 6 Main
St., Pelham. For more information contact Dot
and Gene Carter at 635-7863 or visit our website
at www.pelhamweb.org/vfw. Sponsored by John
H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 VFW and
Ladies Auxiliary of Pelham.
Saturday, June 7
Adult Summer Reading Program Kick-
Off Party. Come to Nesmith Library at 2
p.m. to help us kick off summer, and our
first Adult Summer Reading Program! We’ll
be hosting a Book Exchange and Ice Cream Social
for the community. Bring a new or gently-used
book to swap with other participants, and stay
for games, music, raffles, prizes, and a sundae
buffet. Join in the fun, take home a book, learn
more about the Summer Reading Program event
line-up, and spend time with friends. For more
information, contact the library at 432-7154.
Sunday, June 8
The Windham Rail Trail Alliance is
pleased to announce that the seventh
annual Flat ‘n Fast 5K Road Race and
Walk on this picturesque paved rail
trail. On line registration is available on www.
coolrunning.com, and on the WRTA website
www.windhamrailtrail.org. This is a point-to-
point USATF (NH10032RF) certified race starting
from the Roulston Road entrance at 8:30 a.m.,
with a fun walk starting immediately after the last
runner. The race is organized in conjunction with
the Windham Recreation Department with chip
timing provided by Granite State Timing.
The Windham Rail Trail is renowned as the
benchmark for paved rail trails in the state. All
proceeds go towards trail maintenance and
development.
Tuesday, June 10
Common Core: Dangers and Threats
to American Liberty and Education.
Have you heard about Common Core?
The chilling truth behind these new
national educational “standards” will terrify you.
Common Core represents the latest and most
comprehensive step in the drive toward complete
government control of our children’s education.
Join us for a special presentation exposing the
truth about Common Core and the ongoing
struggle to roll back its implementation. Our
speaker will provide examples of how Common
Core threatens to further undermine, weaken, and
centralize public and private education in our
country.
Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Rd., at 7
p.m. Sponsored by: Greater Manchester Chapter
of The John Birch Society. For more info contact
Bill McNally at 434-9695. (Donations accepted
at the door.)
Tuesday, July 8 thru Thursday, August 14
Tots Summer Playground Camp at
Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park Lodge.
Boys/Girls, ages 3-5 (by July 1), Tuesday/
Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. Program
fee. Sign-ups begin May 1. For more information,
e-mail recreation@pelhamweb.com or call 635-
2721.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8 thru August 14
Summer Stock Theatre Program - Production
of Ozma of Oz, a Tale of Time, for ages 6 and
up (cast of 19), 9 to 11:30 a.m., Sherburne
Hall. No experience needed; everyone gets a
part. Musical will be directed by Janet Daigle
of Pelham Community Theater Penguin Players.
Learn respect for your fellow actors and crew,
stage presence, articulation, emoting, working as
a team, set design, costuming, make up, lighting,
sound and more! Program fee. Registration form
at 6 Village Green or online at www.pelhamweb.
com/recreation. Register online at https://webtrac.
pelhamweb.com.
Wednesday, July 9 thru Friday, August 15
Pelham Summer Camp at Pelham
Veterans Memorial Park, 9:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Monday through Friday.
No camp on full rain days; no makeup
dates. Extended care available 7:30 a.m.-5:30
p.m. Program fee. For more information, e-mail
recreation@pelhamweb.com or call 635-2721.
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On Friday, May 16, at about 2 p.m., detectives from the Pelham Police
Department arrested Richard Santoro, 22, of Andover, Mass., and Darrin
Perrault, 27, of Bradford, Mass., in regard to a sexual assault investigation.
Warrants had been issued for both men in this case. Santoro is charged
with Sexual Assault and Person Required to Report (Child Protection Act),
and Perrault is charged with Felonious Sexual Assault and Endangering the
Welfare of a Child. The assault took place in the town of Pelham and the
victim was under 16 years of age.
Both men were booked at the Pelham Police Station and are currently
being held pending a bail commissioner.
Arrests in Pelham Sexual Assault Case
Darrin Perrault
Richard Santoro
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WHS Students Take Flight; JagSat Sends Capsules into the Atmosphere
by Jillian DiPersio, Windham High School Intern
An astounding feat was inspiration for a Windham physics
teacher and a group of his students to go where few high school
students have gone before: space. In the words of Patrick Kaplo,
Windham High physics teacher: “Last year, November of 2012,
Felix Baumgartner, [who] was this Austrian daredevil, went up to
130,000 feet and jumped in a pressurized space suit, free fell from
this enormous height - I think he got close to 900 mph which is
faster than the speed of sound - and parachuted back through the
atmosphere.”
Baumgartner was able to reach such heights with the help of high-
altitude ballooning technology, something Kaplo had apparently
been mulling over for quite a while. He hoped to put together a
group of students to send a capsule up on a balloon to capture some
pictures, quite literally from space. “I sent out an email to some
students and was like, ‘What do you guys say we put something up
there?’”
Jessica Thibeault, now a senior at WHS, was one of the students
who responded to this call. “I remember him saying something like,
‘Which one of you nerds are in?’” she recalled a little of Kaplo’s
light-hearted joking. Senior Alessandro Fabiano, another founding
member of the team, says “I honestly thought he was out of his mind
when I first read the email! I decided to go to the first meeting, and
the rest is history.” The idea had officially been hatched - and the
group “JagSat” was born.
Last year the group launched its first edge-of-space vehicle and
although it was ultimately successful, the launch did not come
without its fair share of malfunctions. “It was great,” said Kaplo.
“We had problems with it and it didn’t work a hundred percent;
some things worked, some things didn’t.”
Though many members of the team had experience in other
design projects “designing something to go into the upper edges of
the atmosphere is completely different than designing something
that will be observable in a parking lot,” explained Fabiano. “We
knew nothing about the environment it would be in, how it would
react to that environment, how we would combat the problems that
we knew about, and the ones that we couldn’t even fathom... it was
overwhelming.”
Thibeault added, “We lost GPS data for a lot of it; it went over in
the ocean so we were like, ‘oh we’re never getting it back.’ It was
really sad, and then a lobsterman from Kittery, Maine, was like ‘Hey,
so I found your thing in one of my lobster traps.’”
Using a modified “point-and-shoot camera that we had pulled all
the innards out of and retrofitted so it could fit inside one of those
little window bays” the vehicle successfully took pictures during
its ascent, explained Kaplo. “If you see the pictures from there, it’s
breathtaking.”
The team achieved a second launch in the fall of 2013, this
time working to fix what had not worked the first time, mainly the
faulty connection between the GPS and the radio that made them
lose sight of the capsule’s position. In order to prevent this from
happening again they installed two GPS and radio systems “so, in
other words, if one system failed or we had another poor electrical
connection, there would be another completely independent system
that did the same thing.” Luckily, they did not have these issues
in the second attempt and were able to track it the entire time, the
device landing north of Fitchburg, Mass.
The team is currently working on two new projects. “We’re going
to try to send some live plant specimens up and also try to break an
altitude record,” says Kaplo. When they send the plant specimens
up into the atmosphere they will be looking at the effects of ozone
on a plant’s ability to photosynthesize. “We’re going to put it up
through the ozone and vent the capsule in the ozone layer … we’re
trying to thermally insulate the specimens because it gets to about -
40 degrees so we’ll have to have heaters on board.”
When the team attempts to break the altitude record they will be
using “a very small payload and an extra-large balloon so we can
go as high as possible, and possibly break 100,000 feet. We came a
couple thousand feet of that last time,” Kaplo clarified.
For a group of scientifically and mathematically-oriented students,
JagSat has been a fantastic opportunity for them to get more hands-
on field work than a regular classroom environment typically
renders. “You get to work hands on and I think the biggest thing is
working with a group because a lot of the time [in school] you’ve
got your math, you learn calc [and can determine] ‘Ok, I’m kind of
interested in this.’ But it’s different when you’re on a team of kids
and you have to fight out what you think the best thing is going to be
with the group,” said Thibeault.
The project is also mainly student driven with Kaplo acting as a
mentor. “There’s definitely a lot of aid
and help, but I think that the biggest
thing is that it’s student run. And we
can say, ‘Yeah, we went to space.’ It’s
just a cool thing,” said Thibeault.
Fabiano said that “working with Mr.
Kaplo outside of a classroom setting
exposed me to a whole new aspect
of the subjects we were studying
and how the concepts applied to a
real world situation.” He believes
the project has been even more meaningful because of Kaplo’s
enthusiasm. “[Kaplo is] personally is one of the most passionate and
motivating mentors I have ever worked with,” added Fabiano.
Since the group allows students to have real experience
programming and engineering, it has been for some an affirmation
of their future aspirations. Thibeault says that, due to the field
experience she now has, she was able to better make the decision to
enter a field in math and science, and next year will be heading to
the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Fabiano will be attending the
Rochester Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering
and is thinking about going to medical school after graduation.
Though the project has not directly influenced his career decision he
says that “working on these projects has reunited me with my love
of the unknown beyond our atmosphere. When I was a child, the
one thing I ever wanted to do was to be an astronaut. I was always
so fascinated by our final frontier. Working on this project reminded
me of the raw and true beauty of our galaxy, and those beyond.”
As a whole, WHS has been working to bridge the gap between
traditional classroom learning and project-based learning in the
sciences. “Education should be modeling real world experience
and a lot of what our students are doing are some very advanced
field work and it’s that field work that makes the classroom come
alive,” explains WHS principal, Ryan Kaplan. “We are also working,
as a school, to bring more alignment between the whole science
curriculum so every course builds on project-based learning that
supports work in physics and engineering. I feel that we will
continue to see an increase in popularity in these programs in the
coming years,” he continues.
Best of luck to the JagSat team in your coming launches. With
the combination of scientific ingenuity and community support, the
team is sure to reach new heights in the coming weeks.
Troop 610 Saluted Moms with Queen Bee Brunch
by Len Lathrop
The function room at the Pelham American
Legion was full with families enjoying an
overwhelming buffet on Mother’s Day. Offered
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., over 100 people ate their
full. The scouts of Troop 610 are fundraising for
a summer camping trip and were working very
hard at the Queen Bee. Some were cooking in
the downstairs kitchen under the direction of
professional Chef Alan Archer CEC, chairman
of the Board of Professional Chefs of New
Hampshire, where the scouts cooked eggs,
watched over the home fries and xxx the pots
and pan in the sink. Other scouts in the dining
room helped serve and bus the tables. Everyone
had a job under the watchful eye of a clipboard-
wielding Connor Cody. The scouts wanted to
mention and thank their sponsors: Oakhurst,
Starbucks, Cabot Cheese, The Common Man,
Bertucci’s, Coca-Cola, Lindt Chocolate, Nestle
Professional, Christmas Tree Store, Pure Perfection
Pelham, Lia Sophia, Hannaford, T-Bones,
McDonalds and the American Legion.
Cody Wilkerson tends to the drinks.
Tyler Cumming and Connor Cody, with
clipboard in hand, watch the bufet line to be
sure all the dishes were full. Teron Zajchowski buses tables.
Scrambling eggs under the watchful eye of Chef Archer
are Scouts Andrew Masson and Trisdent Archer.
Scouts
Micheal
Yeaton, back,
and Max
Beland scrub
the pots and
pans.
Members of the
JagSat team:
Alessandro
Fabiano, Jessica
Tibeault, Jake
Mathews, Max
Del Rio, and
Gregory Samsel
Shot taken from the JagSat capsule
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As Members of Special Operations Unit Windham Offcers Serve 24/7
by Barbara O’Brien
Windham is one of nine towns with police
officers participating in the Southern New
Hampshire Special Operations Unit; an entity
sometimes referred to as a “SWAT” team, an
acronym for “Special Weapons and Tactics.”
The goal of the Southern New Hampshire
Special Operations Unit is to ensure the safety
of the public, as well as other police officers, by
responding to incidents described as “special
threats,” including reports of snipers, barricaded
subjects, assisting with dignitary security, high-risk
arrests and the issuance of related search warrants,
robbery stakeouts, tactical searches and the
apprehension of armed/dangerous perpetrators.
The communities that comprise the Southern
New Hampshire Special Operations Unit
include: Derry, Salem, Londonderry, Windham,
Hudson, Pelham, Raymond, Hampstead and
Litchfield; towns with a total population of
approximately 150,000 residents. Each of these
town’s contributes $5,000 per year to help pay for
equipment, for a total of $45,000. Many of the
officers wind up buying some of their personal
equipment out of their own money.
By mutual agreement, each town participating
in the division dedicates 10 percent of its police
force to
the special
operations
unit. In
Windham’s
case, there
are two
officers (10
percent)
who are
members of
the Southern
New
Hampshire
Special
Operations
Unit:
Sergeant
Bryan Smith
and Officer
Gregory Iworsky. Both Smith and Iworsky have
been with the Windham Police Department for
approximately five years. Iworsky also serves as
the School Resource Officer at Windham High
School.
During a session of Windham Citizens Police
Academy, held earlier this month, Sergeant Smith
spoke about the Southern New Hampshire Special
Operations Unit. “This is my passion,” Smith
said. Smith serves as a “sniper” with the special
operations unit. “Training is everything,” he said.
“It’s all about accuracy.” A sniper working for
law enforcement is described as “an observer,
one who is gathering vital intelligence, and is
also capable of taking an accurate stopping shot,
if required to do so.” In the past 20 years, the
average distance of a shot taken by a police sniper
is about 70 yards.
Smith explained that, in order to be a member
of the special operations unit, an officer must
have a minimum of three years experience in
full-time law enforcement and possess above
average shooting ability. A person must also
volunteer for this duty. “If you don’t want to be
there, you shouldn’t be there,” Smith emphasized.
Qualification for the team includes a physical
exam, oral review board, stress shooting course,
psychological evaluation and a sit-down
interview. Handgun and rifle testing occurs every
six months. “We practice a lot,” Smith said. Any
failure on the firing range, during the twice yearly
testing, results in immediate disqualification.
Training includes scenario and range practice, as
well as night and low-light situations. “We train
in all kinds of weather,” Smith commented. Unit
training is ongoing and takes place twice a month.
No females participate on the special operations
unit at this time, Smith commented, but they are
eligible.
Recent incidents in which the Southern New
Hampshire Special Operations Unit participated
include a situation in Hudson in March of 2014
and another in Londonderry in April of this year,
both involving barricaded subjects. No hostages
were taken during these incidents, Smith noted.
In both cases, the suspects were taken into
custody after multiple hours of negotiations. No
injuries were reported in either situation.
Among the areas covered by the Southern
New Hampshire Special Operations Unit
are Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, the
Rockingham Mall in Salem, all regional schools,
Rockingham Park in Salem and the bus station
off Exit 5 in Londonderry, at the Park and Ride.
Providing protection for a visiting dignitary is
fascinating, Smith said. “It’s amazing to see all the
coordination that goes into these visits,” he said.
The special unit participates in these events by
request of the Secret Service.
Another incident recalled by Smith was a
barricaded subject in Pelham in January of 2011.
In this case, the man inside the residence was
threatening violence; a situation that lasted for 36
hours. “It’s the worst experience I have ever had
as a sniper,” Smith said. “And one of the happiest
moments was when he gave up and surrendered.”
Smith also spoke of the incident that took
place in Greenland, N.H., two years ago, in April
2012, when Police Chief Michael Maloney was
shot and killed by a barricaded subject and four
other police officers were wounded. The incident
ended when the shooter killed his girlfriend,
and then committed suicide. Members of the
Southern New Hampshire Special Operations
Unit were on site throughout the ordeal. “I never
saw so many police officers in one place,” Smith
said, recalling the tragedy.
In addition to the plethora of special equipment
used by the special operations unit, is a 2005
Bearcat; a vehicle that weighs about eight tons
and is capable of stopping a 50-caliber round of
ammunition. The vehicle, which can also be used
to break down barricades, was obtained through a
Homeland Security grant, at no cost to area towns.
The Bearcat also carries a robot with a camera
and microphones.
In order to assist police officers in the event of
an injury during one of these incidents, the special
operations unit includes two medical doctors,
a physician’s assistant and three tactical medics
from area fire departments. “These medical
personnel are there to treat us right away,” Smith
said.
Participating on the Southern New Hampshire
Special Operations Unit requires ceaseless
dedication. In addition to their innate abilities
and ongoing training, these officers are expected
to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
365 days per year.
Any failure on the fring range,
during twice yearly testing, results in
immediate disqualifcation from the
special operations unit.
A Bear Cat
vehicle used by
the Southern
New Hampshire
Special
Operations Unit
weighs about
eight tons.
It was obtained
through a
federal
Homeland
Security grant in
2005.
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Rigorous training for the Southern NH Special
Operations Unit includes a physical exam, oral review
board, gun testing and a psychological evaluation.
by Barbara O’Brien
In another late night meeting, the Windham School Board finally
agreed to task the School District Facility Committee with reviewing
and updating the existing facilities master plan in order to come up
with a recommendation on how to best deal with the worsening space
crunch. The decision to give guidance to the facilities committee was a
unanimous one.
The decision came about after facility committee members asked the
school board “to narrow down” the options that might be available,
as soon as possible. “They need direction from the school board,”
Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said. It was school board Vice-
chairman Dennis Senibaldi’s suggestion to have facility committee
members look at the long-range facilities master plan for guidance. The
master plan was formulated several years ago at a substantial cost to the
school district.
Although space constraints have been plaguing Windham for an
extended period of time, the situation was worsened when it was
discovered that the mold problem in the portable classrooms at Golden
Brook School had not be solved, as previously thought, and the majority
of board members ultimately chose not to spend any more time, money
or resources on fixing the 14-year-old structure. That decision resulted in
a loss of 10 classrooms and the relocation of four third-grade classes to
Windham High School.
The only school board member who appeared to have a problem
with committee members referencing the existing master plan was one
of the newest members, Ken Eyring. Eyring said he believes portions of
the master plan are erroneous and questioned some of the calculations.
Eyring said he didn’t have confidence in the district’s facilities master
plan.
Eyring also complained that he feels at a disadvantage because his
work schedule doesn’t align with the times that facility committee
meetings are being held. Eyring said he wants to have more input in
the process. “This is the most important decision we’ll make this year,”
Eyring said, noting that he wants all five school board members to attend
facility committee meetings. “Ultimately, we’re responsible,” Eyring said.
Currently, three board members are assigned to that committee:
Michael Joanis, Dennis Senibaldi and Rob Breton. Several administrators
are also committee members. In addition, a citizens’ sub-committee
has been formed. The committee and the sub-committee generally meet
separately, but also occasionally hold a joint meeting. “The school
board doesn’t want to interfere with the citizens’ sub-committee,” school
board Chairman Jerome Rekart said, adding that he wants there “to be
creativity” in the process of coming up with a viable recommendation.
Tom Murray, a member of the citizens’ sub-committee, said he would
prefer that any direction given to the sub-committee be broad in nature,
so as not to inhibit the sub-committee’s process. “We need to come
up with short- and long-term solutions,” Murray said. Murray also
commented that he would like to see a special school district meeting
held, so that a decision on any proposal to deal with the space issue can
be made by voters this year, rather than having to wait until next March.
Special school district or town meetings must be approved by superior
court and are granted only for very specific purposes.
Sub-committee member Rich Amari emphasized that a lot of work
needs to be done before any proposal can be brought forth for voter
consideration and that it’s important not to waste anyone’s time in the
process. Amari also said he was very glad that the school board is
reaching out to the public in soliciting opinions. “We’re definitely trying
to come together as a team,” school board member Rob Breton said.
Breton also noted how important it is to have numerous individuals
reviewing the existing master plan, not just school board members and
administrators. “We’ve got two solid groups of people ready to take this
on,” Breton said.
A second motion that was passed at the May 20 school board meeting
advised the administration to come up with an estimate on how much
it would cost for architectural and engineering fees for a possible
construction project and where that money would come from in the
2014-2015 school district operating budget, which goes into effect on
July 1. There is currently only $1,000 in that line item. The motion
passed by a vote of 4 to 1. Only Eyring voted in opposition.
Board members also instructed facilities committee members to
engage the community in eliciting input and garnering support for
potential solutions. This issue will be discussed further at the school
board’s next meeting on Tuesday, June 3, which will begin at 7 p.m. and
will be held in the community development building, nest to Windham
Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.
School Board Gives Direction to Facilities Committee
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Honoring Those who Serve Their Community
Pelham VFW Hosts Loyalty Day Awards
by Len Lathrop
The John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722
in Pelham hosted Loyalty Day with community
awards and a dinner prepared by the post’s Ladies
Auxiliary, recognizing and honoring outstanding
Pelham citizens who serve their community.
Loyalty Day is a day set aside for the
reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and
for the recognition of the heritage of American
freedom. It was made an official holiday by
the U.S. Congress on July 18, 1958. Following
the passage of this law, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959, the first
official observance of Loyalty Day. Local VFW
posts honor those who give of themselves within
our community and help to support the loyalty of
United States veterans during the first weeks of
May.
After a welcome from Post Commander Mark
McCabe, dinner, which had been prepared
by Post 10772 Ladies Auxiliary, was served.
McCabe, with the help of VFW Ladies Auxiliary
President Madeline Dreusicke, presented the
awards.
As the VFW believes strongly in good
citizenship and fostering patriotism, it offers the
Patriots Pen Essay Contest, which encourages
youthful minds to examine the nation’s history
and their own experiences in modern American
society. The national first-place winner
wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C.
This year Pelham had three local winners of the
2014 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest; this year’s theme
was “What Patriotism Means To Me.” The winners
were Cassandra Zaino, Theron Zajchowski, and
Keegan Walker. Zaino from Pelham Memorial
School, actually won first place in New
Hampshire and finished 33rd in the
nation. In her essay, Zaino wrote
of patriotism being love of country,
land, community, culture, people,
our flag, doing our civic duty of
voting and contributing to our society
as a whole. Zajchowski attends St.
Patrick School, and his essay was
about how he spearheaded the collection of
flags for proper retirement. Through his efforts,
St. Patrick’s collected more than 70 flags, which
really inspired his fellow classmates to gain a
better understanding of patriotism. Walker, a
home-schooled student, wrote about patriotism
being a coin of two sides – fervor and freedom
and an edge – honor. Keegan was honored for a
second time this year.
Knowing that a democratic society needs
nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of
Democracy program in 1947
to provide students in grades
9-12 the opportunity to
express themselves regarding
democratic ideas and
principles. The national first-
place winner wins $30,000
and an all-expense-paid trip
to Washington, D.C. The
theme in 2014 was “Why I’m
Optimistic About our Nation’s
Future.” The winner this year
was Pelham High School’s
Mattsen Bradbury-Koster. His
essay describes how “American
Soup” was created through
diversity and tolerance and
the hope that Americans will
continue to improve upon it.
Meanwhile, for the third
year, the Ladies Auxiliary has
sponsored a piece of art for the
Young American Patriotic Art
Contest. This year’s artist, Jenya
Becker of Pelham High School,
submitted a very beautiful piece
of art. She received first-place
honors in the state; the national
contest winner have not yet
been decided
Every year the post
recognizes a teacher from each
of the Pelham schools who
promotes patriotism in the
classroom. Charles Curfmanis,
a veteran social studies teacher
at St. Patrick School takes
teaching patriotism in the
classroom to heart. Lynne
Stader mentioned in her
nomination that “Mr. Curfman
uses many NH destinations as
opportunities for education. He takes students
to the NH Statehouse, and several classes have
met the governor. Through the NH Historical
Landmark project, students create a presentation
detailing the landmark’s importance.”
Every year, Patricia Lamontange spearheads the
Patriot’s Pen participation at Memorial School.
Through her work with the Drama Club, students
performed “Don’t Say No to the USO” for the
veterans, which brought patriotism home for the
students involved as well as the audience. This
year she also won the Middle School Teacher of
the Year for the State of NH. Donna Dube was
the award winner from the high school. Dube, an
educator for 31 years, realized that her generation
needed to pass the baton on to the generation
seated before her and that they will have to accept
the responsibility to lead this great nation forward.
A true patriot, she instills a love of country, the
values of citizenship, honor and patriotism, and
the importance of U.S. history in each of her
students. They earn “Patriot Points” for learning
about the various patriotic holidays.
The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary recognized
girls who earn the highest awards in Girl
Scouting. The Girl Scout Bronze award is the
third highest award a Girl Scout can achieve
and the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout
can achieve requiring a minimum of 20 hours of
work. Alicia Hamilton and Michaly Oxner have
earned the Bronze award, for their project they
worked with the Sarah at the Senior Center and
with the Pelham Police department to put on a
seminar about seniors and crime prevention. Also
recognized was Olivia Cargnel as a Bronze award
winner.
Kathryn Blais earned the Gold Award, the
highest award a Girl Scout can achieve with a
required minimum of 90 hours of work. Kate
helped the Pelham VFW celebrate its 30th
anniversary by creating a “marketing” DVD
and also a historical DVD which chronicled
the Post’s 30 years through veteran interviews,
creation of a Commander’s Wall and a display
case of memorabilia donated by members, all
culminating with a 30th anniversary party. She
also was chosen as the VFW Scout of the Year
Award for the New Hampshire. Also honored
this year was Mary Hammar from Pelham who is
currently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Eagle is the highest rank a Boy Scout can
achieve. Three young men from Troop 610 earned
their Eagle Scout awards and were honored by the
VFW this year: Connor Roche, Zachary Johnson
and Ryan Cummings.
The VFW honors an outstanding Firefighter/EMT
who not only works as a team but also shines
as an individual. This year Lt. Greg Atwood,
who has served Pelham since 1998 was selected
as Pelham’s VFW Firefighter of the year. The
lieutenant also was the honoree in 1998.
Police officers who go above and beyond in
their community are noted. Sgt. Anne Perriello
has been serving Pelham since 2001 and goes
out of her way to assist veterans and the youth.
Recently, she and a colleague visited the VFW
Ladies Auxiliary Jr. Girls Unit and spoke to them
about safety to help them earn their safety badge.
Honoring outstanding citizens and groups
who have made significant contributions to their
Pelham’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Kathryn Blais
thanks the VFW for the honor.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Madeline Dreusicke
recognizes Olivia Cargnel and Michaly Oxner
with their Bronze awards.
Jim Ehlinger becomes the new Post 10722 commander
replacing Mark McCabe, who looks on in the foreground.
Highlighted for their outstanding commitment
to the post are Leslie Kennedy who received the
Past Post President’s award with Lenny Pitts who received
the Past Post Commander award.
Teron Zajachowski receives his Patriot Pen Essay
award from Commander Mark McCabe during
VFW post 10722 Loyalty Day Awards
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Len Lathrop of the Pelham~Windham News accepts a
VFW Outstanding Volunteer award from Commander McCabe
and Auxiliary President Madeline Dreusicke
Pelham Police Department Sgt.
Anne Perriello is congratulated
by Auxiliary President Madeline
Dreusicke.
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by Barbara O’Brien
Windham resident Bob Coole, who rarely
misses either a school board or selectmen’s
meeting, has expressed concern over what he
terms the “insufficient posting” of public meeting
notices by school administrators.
Coole spoke about the issue at a school board
meeting earlier this month, after he missed
a public meeting he wanted to
attend. Coole said he searched for
a notice of the Long Range Planning
Facilities Committee meeting, but
couldn’t find it, even on the school
district’s website. Turns out that the
10 a.m. meeting had already been
held by the time Coole was able to
find the information he was seeking.
Apparently, the notice of the
meeting in question was posted
inside a school building, definitely
not in a location conducive to
public access. “The posting of
public meetings needs to be more public,” Coole
told school board members. “Notices should
be posted on an outside door, so people can
read them from outside,” Coole stated. School
administrators agreed with Coole’s comments
and said they would address the issue going
forward.
submitted by Ruth Coole
A beautiful sunny day at Searles School and Chapel was
the site of the Windham Endowment’s Fourth Annual Jazz
Brunch and Art Show Auction on Sunday, May 18. Guests
enjoyed delicious food from Gourmet Bites, wonderful jazz
by the Karen Sayward Quintet, and great conversation with
friends.
Guests had the opportunity to bid on many wonderful
silent auction items, which included original art in various
mediums donated by local artists. Many thanks to the artists,
performers, donors, and businesses for their contributions as
well as to all the attendees and many volunteers who shared
their time supporting the work of the Windham Endowment.
Artists: Gina Anderson, Hannah Jane Cole, Patricia
Crowley, Marie Epstein, Neil Fallon, Mike Mazalewski, Joan
Normington, Cathy Souter and WHS students.
Businesses and Donors: Berni Family, Chuck Crisler, Ford
Flowers, Gourmet Bites, Howard Family, Karen Sayward
Quintet, Karl Dubay/Dubay Group, Lake Street Garden
Center, Rebekah Kay Photography, Stonyfield Farms, Tuscan
Kitchen and Windham Pilates.
To see pictures of this special event, visit Windham
Endowment’s Facebook page. For more information about
the Windham Endowment visit windhamendowment.org.
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Michael Mazalewski, a Windham resident
and artist, displays his oil paintings.
Patricia Crowley, a Windham resident and artist, shows her paintings
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Peirce shows the students what Nate used to look like.
If You Want to be a Cartoonist and
Author Get Yourself a Dog
by Len Lathrop
Children’s book author Lincoln Peirce was the guest
of the “Junior Jaguars,” the third grade students currently
attending school on the first floor of Windham High
School. The Jaguars were easy to spot with their blue
T-shirts that denoted the class of 2023. Peirce is the
author of the very popular and best-selling Big Nate
series of books as well as the daily comic strip of the
same name.
The L-shaped end of the WHS cafeteria made
the perfect spot for them to meet with this talented
cartoonist and author, who used modern technology
to provide a multi-media display of how “Big Nate
was born.” Noting the number of copies of the seven
different Big Nate books in print that the Junior Jaguars
had in their hands, this author is very popular to the
third grade crowd. And they were spellbound as Peirce
showed them early drawings his mother had saved,
and he recalled that he started to learn how to draw by
copying. He explained it was ok to copy to practice
drawing
from different
comic books,
but not
something to
do in school.
When he was
in third grade
his favorite
was Charlie
Brown
comics,
which then
sold for 50
cents each.
Third grade
was also
when he met
Bob Dawson.
Dawson is
the assistant
principal of
Windham High School and the connection to Peirce.
What about the dog? After explaining how a cartoon
makes fun of things and people, Peirce told the kids
about Mr. Dawson’s dog. Well, it seems Bob Dawson
had a dog when the two grew growing up and, for a long
period of time, the dog had to wear one of those collars
so he wouldn’t chew. It was one of the first cartoons
Peirce drew, the dog in his collar pulling Bob Dawson
around. Peirce told the Junior Jaguars that having his
dog helps him when he has writer’s block. When the
ideas and drawings are not coming together, he takes his
dog for a walk and, by the time they get home, the story
usually comes together.
The Lincoln Peirce comic strip appears in more than
200 U.S. newspapers and online daily at comics.com.
He has just published his 13th book, Big Nate in the
Zone. Peirce explained that he could spend 10 hours on
one full page drawing for a book; he claims he is lucky to
work from home in Portland, Maine.
He showed the students how he starts every day by
warming up with a scribble drawing. Before their young
eyes, Peirce closed his eyes and drew on the white board
for about a minute until the scribble turned into a pirate.
Then, from a large circle and a small circle, he showed
the third graders how to tell a story with more circles
until you saw a cartoon person being hit on the head by
a baseball, how you showed the speed of the object and
the reaction of the character.
As he closed, he took questions from the children
and signed the books and comic strips they had brought
along.
Te Junior Jaguars’ eyes were glued to the paper as they watched Lincoln Pierce draw in front of them.
Several students brought in two of Lincoln
Peirce’s recent books.
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Pelham High School
Pelham High School sent its fastest team of four
students to participate in the annual statewide
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Standards and Training Academy in Concord.
The purpose of the challenge is two-fold. First, it
gives an opportunity to explain the importance of
using safety belts; and second, it
demonstrates, in a fun way, how
quick and easy it is to buckle up.
The Challenge consists of
timed relays in which teams
of four students race around
an automobile and buckle
themselves into each of the
outboard seating positions. Each
student is also required to orally
answer one highway safety
question. The team with the best
overall time wins.
Pelham High’s Justin Beecher,
Chris Benjamin, Jack Harrington
and Eric Guinasso answered
all their questions correctly
and placed third out of 28
high schools represented at the
challenge with a time of 33.84
seconds. They were only .30
seconds away from taking first
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Pelham High Buckles up
submitted by Nashua Catholic
Fish were being caught, photos were being
taken, pancakes were being grilled, bread was
being sliced, and guitars were being strum
during Nashua Catholic’s annual eighth grade
science fair - but not by the students, but rather
by the machines that they had invented. Over
110 different machines, inspired by cartoonist
Rube Goldberg, were on display in the school’s
auditorium that could complete various tasks
in a minimum of four steps using such simple
machines as a pulley, wedge, lever, screw, and
wheel from things that they found around their
house, in their garage, and even in their garbage.
“It was fun making my Rube Goldberg
machine,” said Madeline Seeley-Hacker, of
Windham, who made a levitating machine
inspired by Harry Potter that was called
Wingardium Leviosa. “I learned that you have to
have a lot of patience because it doesn’t always
work on the attempt. I used electrode magnets
that I learned a lot about.”
Goldberg, an American cartoonist was
educated as an engineer but is best known for
a series of popular cartoons depicting complex
gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect,
convoluted ways that usually include a chain
reaction. Most students remember playing the
popular 1963 board game, Mouse Trap, which
was based on Rube Goldberg’s machines.
Goldberg won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for his
creative and entertaining cartoons.
“A lot of work goes into making these
machines. The idea is to come up with a simple
task and make it extraordinarily complicated.”
Mrs. Susan Paoni, OFS, science teacher at
Nashua Catholic said. “It’s not as easy as it
looks and students discover after several failed
attempts which type of machine works best to
accomplish a particular task.”
When asked how often her machine worked
successfully. Madeline said, “It works about 90
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Paoni added. “This project challenges their
creativity and helps to develop their engineering
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Nashua Catholic’s Tribute to Rube Goldberg Science Fair
Eighth grader Madeline Seeley-Hacker of Windham demonstrates how her Rube Goldberg machine works to levitate a bar
during the Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School Science Fair.
Clean out Electronics for Good Cause at Scouts Fundraiser
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submitted by Lucy Wilkerson
On May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cub Scout
Pack 610 of Pelham is sponsoring a fundraiser
to help pay for their fall programs and planned
community service project at St. Patrick Church
parking lot.
Extending an invitation to the VFW’s Ladies
Auxiliary “Relay for Life” team and to the
Summer Youth Mission Camp Program at the First
Congregational Church, Pelham’s town center,
with your support, will be busy with patrons.
The Youth Summer Camp Mission Group will be
selling steamed hotdogs and buns while offering
patrons an opportunity to get their cars squeaky
clean with a car wash. The Ladies Auxiliary will
be offering treasures from vendors selling their
goods.
For Pack 610, It’s the perfect time to clean out
your electronics junk for a good cause. For a
list of items and pricing, please visit us at www.
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In additional Planet Aid will be depositing their
yellow bin on the ground of the First Congregation
Church for one week. This is the perfect
opportunity for you to recycle your old clothes
and shoes. Get a jump on spring cleaning and
go treasure hunting at the “Relay for Life” vendor
tables.
We look forward to your support and hope to
see you there!
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9 a.m. Wreath laying Ceremony at Pelham Veterans Memorial
Park (Mammoth Road)
9:45 a.m. Wreath laying Ceremony at the Gionet Bridge by St.
Patrick’s School parking lot
10:30 a.m. Marching groups will line up for parade starting
near the Village Green exit
10:45 a.m. Procession marches to Gibson Cemetery (Marsh
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The 31st Annual
Strawberry Festival will
take place at Windham
High School on May
31 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. This event
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entertainment, raffles,
information booths
and even a dodge ball
arena. There will also
be plenty of delicious
food for purchase
provided by many local
establishments, to include the Festival’s signature strawberry shortcake.
The Friends of the Library of Windham will host a book fair that will
be ongoing during the Strawberry Festival for you to pick up a few good
page turners. Presale hours are Wednesday, May 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at
the Nesmith Library. The presale is open to FLOW members, teachers
and seniors only. Teachers and seniors will receive a discount during the
presale. You may become a FLOW member at the book fair. The book sale
will re-open to the general public at the Nesmith Library on Thursday, May
29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The
book sale will be held at Windham High School on Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Visit the Book Fair during the last hour of the sale on Saturday
and fill a bag for just $5. Come out and support the Friends of the Library of
Windham and the Nesmith Library at this wonderful community event.
FLOW is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers that are
dedicated to encouraging greater use of the Nesmith Library and its many
services. Board members. FLOW also offers scholarships to young adults
in the community, as well as raises money to provide museum passes, visits
from authors, and other needs at our town’s library and schools.
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upcoming events.
by Barbara O’Brien
There is a strong possibility that re-funding the
existing construction bond on Windham High
School could save taxpayers an estimated $872,000,
based on current market conditions.
During the Windham School Board’s May
20 meeting, Business Administrator Adam Steel
discussed the possibility of selling the existing bond,
and re-funding the approximate $30 million still
owed on the nearly five-year-old high school. The
existing bond was taken out in 2005 and won’t
be paid off for another 15 years. Steel said that
re-funding the amount of money owed would not
extend the length of time until the high school is
paid off. The maturity date would not change.
The savings realized by re-funding the existing
bond would come about due to the lower interest
rates that are currently being offered. “Interest rates
are still at a historical low,” Steel said, but noted that
no one can predict what direction they will go in the
future. Re-funding would require no out-of-pocket
expenses for the school district, Steel explained.
Based on Steel’s recommendation, school board
members voted unanimously (5 to 0) to schedule
a public hearing on the possibility of re-funding
the existing bond. The issue will be discussed
further at the school board’s next meeting, which is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, beginning at 7 p.m.
in the community development building, next to the
Windham Town Hall.
submitted by Sue Rochford
… have an adventure?
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… be a Girl Scout.
Any girl can be a Girl Scout! Windham Junior Troop 10080 is
hosting an Information Night on Thursday, June 5 from 7-8 p.m.
at Golden Brook School. Girls grades K-12 (September 2014)
are welcome to join the event and find out about all the fun Girl
Scouts have. For more information e-mail: info@windhamgs.org.
Pelham Memorial Day
Schedule of Events
Monday, May 26
Be Adventuresome
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Strawberry Festival – May 31
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham
Te Friends of the Library of Windham have over $5,600 worth
of prizes to be raf ed at the Strawberry Festival on May 31.
Mark your calendars and attend this great community event.
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Public Hearing to be Held on
Re-Funding High School Bond
Monday, May 12: 10:10 a.m. Service call, Wellesley Drive. 4:08 p.m.
Request for medical aid, Newcomb Parkway, nothing found.
Tuesday, May 13: 5:58 a.m. Medical emergency, Simpson Mill Road. 4:21
p.m. Medical emergency, Atwood Road.
Wednesday, May 14: 12:13 p.m. Walk in medical at the fire station, Village
Green. 3:23 p.m. Fire Department dispatched for mutual aid to Dracut,
MA, for a structure fire. 10:19 p.m. Medical aid, Heather Lee Lane.
Thursday, May 15: 6:29 p.m. Investigate fire alarm activation, Bridge
Street. 7:35 p.m. Medical emergency, Windham Road.
Friday, May 16: 7:19 a.m. Medical aid, Beacon Hill Road. 9:34 a.m.
Medical emergency, Blueberry Circle. 9:42 a.m. Medical emergency,
Mammoth Road. 9:43 a.m. Medical emergency, Old Gage Hill Road.
3:06 p.m. Medical emergency, Balcom Road. 4:35 p.m. Walk in medical
at the fire station, Village Green. 9:15 p.m. Electrical issue, Lynnwood
Lane. 10:41 p.m. CO detector activation, Nashua Road.
Saturday, May 17: 10:55 p.m. CO detector activation, Mulberry Lane.
Sunday, May 18: 2:38 a.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Ledge Road. 10:17 a.m. Medical aid, Jericho
Road. 4:26 p.m. Fire Department responded to an
unpermitted burn, Crescent Circle. 5:08 p.m. Medical
emergency, Bridge Street. 8:30 p.m. Investigate
medical alarm activation, Sawmill Road. 8:33 p.m.
Investigate fire alarm activation, Garland Drive.
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Being a Detective is not Like ‘CSI’
by Barbara O’Brien
A police detective’s job is, specifically, to investigate crimes,
and, ultimately, to solve them. Two detectives are employed by the
Windham Police Department: Nick Eddy and Chris Van Hirtum.
Detective Van Hirtum spoke to the inaugural class of the Windham
Citizens Police Academy earlier this month. Van Hirtum has worked
in Windham for the past three years, including the past eight months
as a detective. He began his career in law enforcement with the
State Marine Patrol, and then moved on to become a corrections
officer at the Valle Street Jail in Manchester. “It was the worst job
I’ve ever had,” Van Hirtum quipped. In 2004, Van Hirtum moved on
to the Newton, N.H., Police Department, where he worked full time
for three years. He is also a special deputy with the Rockingham
County Sheriff’s Department.
“Being a detective is not like CSI on TV,” Van Hirtum said. “We
don’t solve crimes in 45 minutes.” In fact, it can take up to 12
months for some evidence to be analyzed at the State Lab in
Concord. “There’s quite a backlog up there,” he explained. “They’re
great people up there,” he continued, but every police department in
New Hampshire sends their evidence to the State Lab.
Detectives investigate robberies, burglaries, sexual assaults,
homicides, major drug cases, felony vandalism, arson, sudden
deaths under suspicious circumstances, child pornography, and
other computer crimes. Van Hirtum said that it is Detective Eddy’s
specialty to investigate child porn, as well as other computer crimes.
Should a homicide occur in the Town of Windham, local police
would seek the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police Major
Crimes Unit.
“The majority of problems aren’t with residents,” Van Hirtum
said. Many of the crimes occur because of Windham’s proximity to
Massachusetts; Lawrence, in particular. “Windham is a cut-through
community,” he said.
Detectives are not the first officers on the scene. Once a crime
occurs and is reported to dispatch, a patrol officer responds, speaks
with victims, witnesses and any suspects; the area is secured with
crime scene tape and then the detectives are called to the scene.
Detectives obtain search warrants, if needed, photograph the crime
scene, secure all evidence, conduct interviews, follow up on all
leads, and, finally, obtain arrest warrants. Van Hirtum said that many
of the search warrants being sought these days are for cell phones
and computers. The goal? “Another crime solved by the Windham
Police Department Detectives Division,” Van Hirtum said.
Van Hirtum noted the importance of good evidence collection.
Evidence can be used to identify previously unknown suspects, can
ensure that the proper suspect is charged, and is vital to prosecution
and conviction. As for interviewing or interrogating suspects,
the goal is to obtain a confession or admission of guilt. “A good
interview can seal the case,” Van Hirtum stated. “I strive to treat
people well. I try my best to rely on my words.”
According to Van Hirtum, “Bonding is the key to getting a suspect
to tell the truth about what they did. If the person you are talking to
did not commit a crime, all the bonding in the world will not make
them confess to it! Patience, persistence and perseverance are the
keys to a good interview.”
Why do people confess to the crimes they have committed?
According to Van Hirtum, there are several reasons for a confession,
including a guilty conscience, a need for others to understand why
someone did something, a crime has already been justified in the
suspect’s mind and he or she wants “acceptance,” or the suspect
doesn’t like what they have become and wants someone to put a
stop to the behavior.
Detective Eddy, who stopped by the firehouse during the class,
was asked about the level of child pornography in southern New
Hampshire. “It’s happening more and more all over this area,”
Eddy replied. Eddy is a member of the Task Force for Missing and
Exploited Children. “These cases get pushed to the top of the
priority list,” he said.
Recent investigations conducted by Van Hirtum and Eddy include
a Windham woman arrested for prostitution after propositioning one
of the detectives via text message and asking for $125 in exchange
for a sexual act. The arrest occurred after the money was exchanged.
Also among recent cases was the arrest of an individual for the theft
of copper pipes from a vacant residence. The suspect was identified
through the use of a surveillance camera. The suspect was,
subsequently, located and admitted to having committed the crime,
citing drug addiction as the reason.
Summing up the incidents that Windham Police handle, in
general, Eddy said, “Fortunately, in Windham, there are 10 times as
many comical stories as there are tragic ones.” Van Hirtum agreed,
saying that Windham is a great community in which to work.
Delahunty Nursery Makes Donation
to Enhance Searles
by Barbara O’Brien
Delahunty Nursery of Windham has donated more than
$16,000 worth of shrubbery to enhance the rear exterior of
Searles School and Chapel on Range Road. The century-
old building is owned by the Town of Windham and is
currently used for functions, such as weddings, receptions,
birthday parties and meetings.
A public hearing to accept the $16,305 donation was
held on May 5. The proprietor of Delahunty Nursery, Jay
Yennaco, was on hand for the hearing. The effort was
coordinated by Margaret Case, who volunteers in multiple
capacities throughout the town.
Yennaco explained that the shrubbery being donated
will be low maintenance. All the plants are native to New
England, he said. The purpose of the new landscaping is
to provide a buffer zone between the side parking lot, as
well as the adjacent sports field and chain link fence, and
the lawn area where functions, such as outdoor weddings,
are held. “After a year of growth, the area will look great,”
Yennaco told selectmen. Plans are to begin the project
mid-summer and to be finished by the end of August, at the
latest.
A discussion on possibly installing an irrigation system in
the area, at the same time the planting is to be done, was
also conducted. Case said she would investigate the cost of
installing such a system and get back to the selectmen at a
future meeting. “It should be done at the same time,” Case
said.
Selectmen unanimously accepted the donation by a vote
of 5 to 0. Voting in favor were Chairman Ross McLeod,
Vice-Chairman Al Letizio, Jr., and Selectmen Roger
Hohenberger, Bruce Breton and Joel Desilets. The donation
was accepted with great appreciation. “This is extremely
generous of you,” Letizio told Yennaco.
Windham High Students Attend
International DECA Conference
submitted by Christine Simmons
Twelve students from Windham High School
attended the International Career Development
Conference in Atlanta, Ga., from May 2-7.
The DECA International Career Development
Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA
year. Sixteen thousand high school students,
advisors, businesspeople and alumni gather
for several days of DECA
excitement. Most participants
at ICDC compete in one of
DECA’s competitive events.
The top competitors in each
event are recognized for their
outstanding achievements. In
addition to the competitive
events, many students and
advisors participate in a variety
of leadership and career
advancing academies.
Windham DECA 3
From left are Christine Simmons (DECA Advisor), Leyla
Desjardin, Sarah Chau (Vice-President) Haley Psareas, Jessica
Farr, Kelsey Kendzulak, Caroline Horrigan, and Megan
McNamara (President).
Pictured above, from left are Kelsey
Kendzulak, Jessica Farr, Leyla Desjardin,
Haley Psareas, Kellin Bail, Chris Murphy,
Ram Sheth and Jon Nguyen.
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Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down? Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
“Thumbs up to the few drivers that use their
turn signals!”
“Thumbs down to a certain Windham
School Board member who was playing
on Facebook during a recent School Board
meeting. This was especially irritating when it
was a meeting that all electronic device usage
was supposed to be banned by school board
members. Guessing this particular school
board member assumed this didn’t apply to
him since he was ‘calling in’ to the meeting.
Unacceptable!”
“Thumbs down to the Windham School
Board. I just learned that a particular board
member should have ‘recused’ himself from
all debate, and not voted on Windham’s recent
teachers contract. Why? Because his wife is
one of the teachers impacted, and his own
household finances benefited by his vote. By
not doing so, this was a serious breach of
ethics and public trust. But don’t take my
word for it ... New Hampshire Supreme Court
in Marsh v. Hanover: ‘Board members must
refrain from self-dealing and from making
decisions that will appear to produce direct,
or for that matter, indirect benefit, such as a
benefit to a spouse or other relative.’”
“Thumbs down to the entire town of Pelham.
Came back to visit the folks, and from the
rotary to the ridiculous fire station it is a
joke. Finally renovating a school that took
20 years to pass. Education
is the center of everything!
Place is disgusting and the
selectmen should be ashamed
of themselves. All I can say to
PHS graduates is get ready to
work hard in college because
you are not prepared! Get out
while you can!”
“Thumbs down to poor
leadership at Windham
Middle School. Letting the
best teachers go reveals a lack
of judgement for excellent
educators. I worry about the
future of our middle school.” [Concerned
Taxpayer]
“Thumbs up to those drivers who use their
directionals on the round-abouts!”
“Thumbs up to Tom Murray. Most people
grumble and whine, and never do anything.
Not Tom - he’s stepped up,
and is actually offering ideas
to make things better for our
children. At great cost to
himself, both financially and
otherwise, Mr. Murray has
proposed several creative
and fiscally responsible
solutions to our town’s
facilities issues. Thank you,
Tom!”
“Thumbs up to me for
being right about a certain
baseball coach and his picks.
How’s that team working for
you now Coach since your
players are being disqualified
because of poor academics
faster than you can say, ‘I’m
a lousy coach?’”
“Thumbs down. If driving an automobile
is a privilege, not a right. Common sense
tells me so are their license
plates. Vanity plates is a
privilege not a right. If you
label it under the law of
common sense there are still
people who want to live with
some sort of sanity in this
world. I don’t believe the
registry should be bullied by
free speech. Besides, vanity
license plates that offend
people risk auto bashing. The
insurance premiums go up
and the Registry still wins with
you and the price you pay for
stupidity in the first place.”
“Thumbs down to the Republican Party
and especially Scott Brown for sabotaging
the Shaheen-Portman energy bill. This bill
would have gained this country 200,000 jobs
and saved tons of money to us voters. Why
did they do it? To kill Shaheen’s bill so she
couldn’t use it in her campaign against Brown.
Senator Ayotte to her credit voted for the bill.
Shame on the GOP and Brown.”
“Thumbs down to the person who still
doesn’t get it about ACA. If your insurance
company canceled your policy and then
offered it back at twice the price, that has
nothing, nada, zip to do with ACA. Oh and
by the way, insurance companies have been
playing games like this for years, including
canceling your policy if you dared to use it or
denying coverage for preexisting conditions.
All issues that ACA deals with. Why oh why
would we ever want to go back to that?”
“Thumbs down to the drivers who ‘blow
through’ the yield signs on the round-abouts.
Came very close to being creamed by two
pickup trucks twice within 20 minutes on the
one by Town Hall last week. Eh, what am I
thinking ... those signs aren’t meant for them.”
“Thumbs down to the person regarding
speeding and speed limits. As you don’t have
to pay my speeding ticket or higher insurance
fees, you can whine about being stuck behind
someone driving the actual speed limit, sorry
my life doesn’t revolve around you. I have
taken great pains to make sure I leave my
house with extra time for things I need to be
at, try plan ahead a little. Also, what street
do you live one so I can come speed by your
house.”
“Thumbs down to the commercial truck with
the large commercial trailer on it that is always
parked on the street. It’s a neighborhood with
kids, bikes and people walking and does not
have sidewalks. It’s impossible to go down the
street with this vehicle blocking half the road.
It’s been there for a couple of weeks and is
dangerous if anyone is in the road.”
“Thumbs down to our town/school
employees lobbying for their pay raises, pay
step and pay move raises last election. Can
you imagine if I spent countless hours telling
my co workers I deserved a raise and that they
needed to speak to my boss so I could receive
a raise, how I would look? Every comment
I read in this paper about saying resident
should leave if they don’t vote for their pay
raises sickens me. There are people who are
in danger of losing their home over your raise
and people on fixed incomes who are trying to
make ends meet, and you want a raise, even
asked for 2 raises a year?”
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Toward Playoffs
by Jacob Gagnon
With only four matches remaining in the 2014 season,
the Windham High boys’ Volleyball team is making their
case as one of the top teams in the state. The Jaguars
are currently 10-2 with their only losses of the season
coming against the defending champion Salem High
Blue Devils.
Following Tucker Lippold’s 1,000-assist milestone
against Bishop Guertin High School and a dominant win
over Coe-Brown, the Jaguars continued their push for
the playoffs on Tuesday, May 12. Windham traveled to
Hollis-Brookline High School. The Jaguars clobbered
Hollis-Brookline, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-22).
Andrew Lowman, Evan Todd, and Lippold each scored
five kills in the contest. Lippold also collected 13 assists
and 12 service points against Hollis-Brookline. Lowman
had four blocks. Tim Erdlen earned 12 digs and 12
service points in the game.
On Wednesday, May 14, the Jaguars hosted Souhegan
High School. Once again, Windham disposed of their
opponents in three straight sets (25-15, 25-15, 25-14).
Evan Todd led with 11 kills while Kurtis Jolicouer had
five kills. Todd and Tim Raymond each had three blocks.
Lippold had 19 assists and 10 service points in the
contest. Jack Grubbs had 12 assists and seven service
points in the game. Erdlen collected nine digs against
Souhegan.
“Great team win,” commented Head Coach Chris
Baribeau, following his team’s victory over Souhegan
High School.
On Monday, May 19th, Bishop Guertin hosted
Windham. The Jaguars overcame the home team in three
straight sets (25-7, 25-18, 25-19) to collect their tenth
win of the season.
Lowman collected seven kills. Lippold and Grubbs
each had 10 assists in the contest. Raymond scored 15
service points while Erdlen had five digs. Jolicouer had
four blocks. “Jolicouer played a great two-way game,”
commented Baribeau.
With the season winding to a close, the Jaguars have
an opportunity to secure the second seed in the NHIAA
Championship Tournament. They will also have the
chance to return to the Championship Finals, which
they lost to Salem last year. This time around, however,
Windham is training for a different result.
Windham Boys Tennis Team Finds Stride on Court
by Jacob Gagnon
After losing eight of their first nine matches to start the 2014 season,
the Windham High School boys’ Tennis squad, led by Head Coach
Ken Bourassa, has seemed to turn a corner in their play. The Jaguars’
improvement is evident by their latest three-match winning streak which
extended their record to 4-8 on the year.
Windham traveled to Milford High School on Tuesday, May 6. In
singles’ play, Steven Brandt defeated his Milford opponent, 8-5.
Teammate James Baiguy also won his match, 8-5. Richard Tu earned a
singles’ victory, 8-2, while teammate Bryan Deranian won, 8-3.
In doubles’ action, Brandt and Baiguy scored an 8-6 victory, while Tu
and Deranian earned a close 9-8 decision. Windham’s Josh Allen and
Blake Allgood also won their doubles’ match, 8-6. Powered by these
stellar performances, Windham collected the victory over Milford High
School.
The Jaguars were only getting started. On Monday, May 12, Windham
played Hollis-Brookline High School. Brandt won 8-3 in singles action.
Joseph Forti also earned his singles’ victory, 8-3, while Baiguy won,
9-7. In doubles’ play, Forti teamed up with Brandt to defeat their Hollis-
Brookline opponents, 8-3. Tu and Baiguy won their doubles’ match, 9-5,
to net Windham’s second win of the season.
On Tuesday, May 13, the Jaguars peaked against Manchester West
High School. The number one player, Brandt, defeated his Blue Knight
opponent, 8-0. Forti, the number two player, followed suit with an 8-0
victory. At number three, Baiguy also won 8-0. Tu defeated his West
opponent, 8-2. Both Devin Marino and Josh Allen collected 8-1 singles
victories.
In doubles’ play against West, Windham dominated with three strong
wins. Brandt and Forti combined for an 8-1 win, while the pairs of
Baiguy and Marino, as well as Allen and Nick Lerchenfeldt, scored 8-0
victories.
The Jaguars continued to cruise as they hosted Milford High School on
Wednesday, May 14. Once again, Windham’s lead players were able to
execute on the court to score Windham’s fourth win of the year.
In singles’ matches, Brandt, 8-1, and Forti, 8-2, earned wins. Baiguy,
8-5, and Tu, 8-2, also collected victories. Marino, Windham’s number
five player, lost to his Milford opponent in a tie-breaker. Lerchenfeldt was
able to finish strong with an 8-5 advantage over his opponent.
In doubles’ play, all three Windham pairs triumphed. Brandt and Forti,
who have consistently been Windham’s top duo, defeated Milford’s pair,
8-2. Baiguy and Tu won, 8-3. Marino was able to redeem himself in his
doubles’ match. Marino, teaming with Allgood, defeated their Milford
opponents following a deciding tie-breaker.
Coach Bourassa, as he has done for Windham High School since its
inception, has created a strong, dedicated, and consistently improving
squad who are proud to be Jaguars.
Windham Softball Squad Earns Five Straight ‘W’s
by Jacob Gagnon
The Windham High School Softball team, led by Head Coach David
Hedge, has risen to the top of the Division II pack with one of their
strongest regular seasons ever. After winning five straight contests, the
Lady Jaguars are currently 11-3 on the season, with only two games
remaining.
On Saturday afternoon, May 10, Windham played a doubleheader
against Trinity High School of Manchester. The Lady Jaguars clobbered
the struggling Pioneers in the opening contest, 10-0. Windham pitcher
Rachel Rogers held Trinity to only four hits in the first game. Leading
at the plate was Haley Psareas who went one-for-three with four RBIs.
Teammate Olivia Estes also collected four RBIs with a one-for-four hit
performance. Michaela Hatem knocked in three runs, going two-for-two
at the plate in the first game.
In the second and final game of the doubleheader, the Pioneers were
able to knock in their first runs of the day. Trinity took an early 2-0
lead over Windham in the second inning. The Lady Jaguars, powered
by Hatem and Emily Comtois, responded with four runs to take an
advantage they would not relinquish. Rachel Vafides earned the victory
for her team on the mound. Windham took the second game, 7-2, to
sweep the Pioneers.
On Wednesday, May 14, the Lady Jaguars hosted a strong Goffstown
High School team. The Grizzlies, with a current record of 10-4, was set
to be a tough test for Windham. It appeared that Goffstown may even
end Windham’s winning streak as the Grizzlies’ Nicole Nanof hit a two-
run homerun in the first inning to take the lead. Following that score,
Windham hurler Vafides was able to silence the opposing squad’s bats
and would not allow another Goffstown runner past second base for the
rest of the contest.
The Lady Jaguars’ offense erupted for 15 runs on 14 hits. Leading the
attack was Rachel Rogers, who earned an amazing six RBIs in the contest
by going three-for-four at the plate. Also contributing on offense were
Psareas, with three RBIs; Hatem, with a two RBIs; and Hannah Klaassens
with a pair of RBIs.
Windham traveled to Portsmouth High School on Friday, May 16. The
Lady Jaguars wasted little time in grabbing a lead as they scored six runs
in the first three innings of play. The Clippers were able to battle back
and take advantage of five Windham errors in the fifth inning to take the
lead, 7-6. Rogers, who hurled a strong game but whose pitch count rose
amid the errors of the middle innings, was relieved by Vafides.
Olivia Estes knocked in three runs with a two-for-four hit performance
to lead Windham. Psareas continued her hot streak with three RBIs on
three hits. Cailyn Costa had four hits with a pair of RBIs while teammate
Alyssa Upton collected three hits and an RBI. Vafides, who struck out
four of the eleven batters she faced in relief, earned the win on the
mound as the Lady Jaguars defeated the Clippers, 11-7, to extend their
winning streak to five games.
With only three losses on the season, Windham has the opportunity to
earn a top seed in the NHIAA Division II Championship Tournament if
they continue to play strong.
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MOTORCYCLE
WE BUY junk cars and
trucks. Call Pat at Jean-Guy’s
in Pelham, a N.H. Certifed
Green Yard, at 603-635-7171.
5/9, 5/23/14
CLEANING
15 OFF YOUR FIRST
cleaning. We strive to do
the little details, so you’ll be
pleased with our cleaning
service and quality of work.
Honest, Reliable - we can
clean your hardwood foors
and will look great.
603-879-0515. 5/9, 5/23/14
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good references . Call Neide –
978-648-0542 or
603-321-3404. 5/2-7/25/14
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Personalized Home Cleaning,
Professional Ofce Cleaning,
Free Estimates & Excellent
References, Reliable &
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Don’t wait, make your
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Call Andrea at 603-461-1137,
603-438-9533. 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6/14
METICULOUS CLEANING
by Deborah: Home and ofce
cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly,
monthly. Honest, reliable,
excellent references, 17 years
experience.
Call 603-440-9665
5/23/14
FOR RENT
Canopy Tent Rentals
RCM RENTALS
978-771-2744
rcmtentrentals.com
Great for outdoor parties!
• Tables • Chairs
Free local delivery &set up
We’ll beat any competitor’s pricing.
5/23, 6/6/14
FOR SALE
BEDROOM SET, 7 piece.
Solid cherry sleigh, dresser/
mirror, chest and nightstand.
New in boxes. Sell $795.
603-235-1773. 5/23, 6/6/14
HOT TUB, 84 x 72.
Brand new, all options,
LED lights, roomy!
Cover and warranty.
Cost $6,000, sell $3,300.
Can deliver 603-235-5218.
5/23, 6/6/14
KITCHEN CABINETS.
Maple glazed! Never installed,
solid wood/dovetail.
Can adapt to your kitchen!
Cost $6,500. Sell $1,595.
603-235-1695. 5/23, 6/6/14
HELP WANTED
PLANT COMPANY
SEEKING part-time service
technician for care of interior
plantings in southern New
Hampshire. 5 - 8 hours per
week. Must be knowledgable
in plant watering and lighting
requirements. Car and
insurance necesssary.
Call 603-524-1516. 5/23/14
HOME
IMPROVEMENT
1 A11 IN ONE PAINTING.
25+ years experience, interior/
exterior painting, power
washing, all work guaranteed,
free estimates. Fully insured.
www.allinonepainting.net,
603-305-4974. 5/9, 5/23/14
1 COLLINS BROS.
PAINTING. Interior &
Exterior; Top quality work;
Afordable; Fully insured;
Free estimates; Excellent refs.
603-886-0668. 5/9, 5/23/14
ALL PHASES OF
REMODELING AND
HOME REPAIRS.
Carpentry/painting/
fooring. Bathrooms - from
faucet replacements to
full renovations. All work
performed by owner,
Tomas Jablonski. 27+ years
experience. Call today,
603-440-9530. Free estimates,
fully insured 5/9, 5/23/14
BOUCHER Handyman and
Remodeling LLC. Home
repair and maintenance.
Interior and exterior painting.
Power Washing. Finished
basement & bath, etc. No job
too small! Let us take care of
your “Honey Do” list.
BNI member. 603-882-7162.
5/9, 5/23/14
DAVE’S HANDYMAN
SERVICES. Interior painting,
windows, doors, decks,
basements, and general home
repairs. Licensed and insured.
Free estimates. References
available. 603-486-1310.
5/9, 5/23/14
DRYWALL SERVICES:
We fx and repair all damaged
drywall. Our services
including taping, smooth/
textured ceilings and interior
painting. We also try to assist
homeowners by ofering
same-day express repair
service. Dependable, on-time,
clean, and neat. No job is too
small. Contact us for a free
estimate at 603-521-0505.
5/9, 5/23/14
ELECTRICAL WIRING.
Insured Master Electrician.
Fair prices, Fast response and
Free estimates.
Call Dana at 603-880-3768/
603-759-9876. 5/9, 5/23/14
FULL SERVICE
REMODELING. Licensed,
insured, registered. Repairs/
Additions. Roofng/Siding.
30 years experience. Formerly
with Tis Old House.
Competitive pricing.
Walter, 603-661-6527.
5/9, 5/23/14
*JACOBS
CONSTRUCTION*
Additions, decks, screened
porches, basements, interior
trim work, etc. Licensed
and insured. Over 25 years
experience. We accept MC,
Visa, Discover.
Call Joe 603-635-9953.
www.jacobsconstructionllc.com.
5/9, 5/23/14
J.D. & SON EXCAVATION:
Excavator, backhoe & bobcat
services, stump removal,
drainage, foundation holes,
pools & additions. Fully
insured, free estimates. Locally
owned & operated in Pelham.
978-265-2923 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6/14
JOE’S Handyman Service/
CONSTRUCTION –
I do what he won’t. No job
too small. Fully insured.
All around home repair and
maintenance. Bathroom
remodeling, decks, doors,
windows, light plumbing,
electrical, indoor and
outdoor painting.
Call (cell) 603-670-8151,
603-893-8337. 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23/14
KME PAINTING LLC.
Why remodel? Painting is
quicker, cleaner and better
bang for the buck. Interior,
exterior, home improvement.
Quality work at a fair price.
Fully insured, call for a free
estimate. 603-759-5680.
5/23, 6/6/14
603-401-4021
Papa Poole’s
Painting
Exterior & Interior Painting
Walls & Ceilings Repaired,
Light Carpentry, Low Prices!
Making customers extremely
happy since the 1970’s!


Love
small jobs!


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5/23, 6/6/14
INSTRUCTION
SUCCESS TUTORING
Grades 2-6, all subjects.
Grades 7 & 8, Reading &
Math. 25 years experience.
$35 hour.
Call Maria 603-883-2774.
5/23, 6/6/14
For further information,
please call 603-635-8754
Monday - Friday,
10:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
The Piano Study
Sheila Reiss, Instructor
Pelham, NH
PIANO LESSONS
20 years teaching experience
4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20/14
LANDSCAPING
AAA LANDSCAPING:
Lawn Mowing Most Lawns
$30 - $45, Spring Cleanups
Starting at $175, Mulch
Installation, Patios, Walkways,
Walls, Fences, Fully Insured,
Reasonable Rates, Free
Estimates, Call 603-759-4591
or Schedule An Estimate On
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5/9, 5/23/14
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A Handy Company
Spring Clean-ups
Complete Landscape Maintanence
We will meet or beat any
competitors’ pricing by
10%!
Free fertilizing service with
mowing contract.
4/25, 5/9, 5/23/14
ALL ABOUT MOWINGS:
Now scheduling weekly and
bi-weekly mowings. Spring
cleanups: brush removal and
mulching. Free estimates, fully
insured.
Call John, Lex Landscaping.
603-889-7173, 978-758-8371.
5/9, 5/23/14
EMERALD GREEN:
Complete Landscape
Maintenance. Retaining
Walls, Patios, Walkways. Lawn
Mowing. Fertilization. Spring
cleanups, pruning, and lawn
renovations, etc.
www.emeraldgreenlandscapingnh.com,
603-860-4276.
5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20/14
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS.
Startups, repairs, and
installation. 603-765-4470.
www.gagnonsirrigation.com.
MasterCard/Visa, pre-pay
plans available. 5/23, 6/6/14
JOE’S LANDSCAPING &
LAWN SERVICE:
Mowings starting at $35.00.
Trees/bush/shrubs - trimming,
pruning, removal.
Spring/Fall cleanups.
Call for a free estimate.
603-401-3255. 4/11-10/31/14

IRRIGATION INSTALLATION
Lawn Maintenance • New Lawns,
Landscape Construction
Hardscaping
Bobcat & Excavation Services
Free Estimates • Insured
603-305-6845

4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20/14
LANDSCAPING
Property Maintenance
Call Gary
Office: 603-883-1028
Cell: 603-490-7757

Pelham, NH
FULLY INSURED
Spring Cleanup 10% OFF 
Thatching • Power Raking
Landscape Design
Walkways, Walls & Patios
Trees • Mulch • Shrubs
Loaming • Hydro Seeding
Irrigation • Tree Removal
Weekly Mowing
Complete
5/9, 5/23/14
STUMP GRINDING. If you
have 1 or 100, we can do it.
Fully insured, free estimates.
Call 603-966-7180. 4/11-5/23/14
POOL SERVICES
LINER REPLACEMENT,
liner repairs, and pool
removals. 15+ years
experience.
Call Dan, 603-765-1818.
5/23, 6/6/14
REAL ESTATE
THINKING OF SELLING
YOUR HOME? Te market
has never been hotter!
For a free home value analysis,
call Cheryl DiBiasio - Coco,
Early, & Associates. 978-835-
9859. 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23/14
SERVICES
IN-TUNE PIANO
SERVICES. Certifed Piano
Technician. Tuning, Repair,
Regulation, Appraisals,
Rebuilding.
603-429-6368.
randy@in-tunepiano.com,
www.in-tunepiano.com.
5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 6/20/14
REFLECTIONS HAIR
CARE. Complete perm,
$45.00; Colors, $40.00;
Cut and style, $15.00.
Over 30 years experience.
Call for appointment,
603-893-0377.
5/9, 5/23/14
TREE SERVICES
HIGH VIEW TREE
SERVICE: Fully insured, free
estimates, 24-hour service.
Specializing in all aspects of
tree service.
Call Brownie, 603-546-3079
5/23-6/6/14
WANTED
A’S UNWANTED scrap
metal, cars and trucks, lawn
tractors, washers and dryers,
hot-water tanks, etc.
Free pick up.
Call Steve at 603-261-5452.
5/23/14
YARD/MOVING
SALES
YARD SALE. Saturday, May
24th. 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
64 Webster Avenue, Pelham.
Tools, household items,
furniture, some collectibles,
brand new items/some old
items. 5/23/14
YARD SALE. Indoor -
HUGE! Saturday, May 31,
8-2. Marsh Corner Church,
317 Pelham St., Methuen,
MA. Bake sale and free car
wash included! June 7th is
rain date for free car wash
only. 5/23/14
MOVING SALE. Saturday,
May 24th and Sunday, May
25th. 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
3 Silverthorne Drive, Salem.
Furniture, household goods,
tools, etc. 5/23/14
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community is a goal of the VFW. This year the VFW honored
several organizations for their efforts on behalf of Pelham’s
veterans.
The Pelham~Windham News was honored for keeping the
VFW in the community eye with the coverage of the VFW
events. The newspaper was also recognized for transporting
veterans in the Memorial Day Parade, so that the older
veterans, who can no longer march, can participate and ride
in style. The Pelham~Windham News supports all aspects
of the community and is deserving of VFW Outstanding
Volunteer of the Year honors.
Also recognized was Sarah Landry from the Senior Center
who was unable to attend the recognition event. Thanks
to her efforts, the center is always a place where seniors,
including veterans and their spouses, can come and enjoy
friendship. In fact, the center goes above and beyond for
seniors and veterans, recently allowing the VFW to put on
cancer aid and research fundraisers. The Senior Center
always provides a free Veterans Day lunch and entertainment
as well.
Also honored was Jim Nagel of Chunky’s who can always
be counted on to make donations of ice for VFW dinners
and concerts. He and his staff are always involved in the
community whether it’s offering the facility for Relay for
Life kick off, after voting election results, helping to sponsor
the Police Relief Association kids movie night or allowing
the high school kids to take their standardized tests there.
Chunky’s stands out as a wonderful citizen within the Town
of Pelham.
The American Legion Firing Squad, led by Captain Paul
Pellerin, was saluted for the many years these gentlemen
have been involved with the various patriotic events in town,
most notably the Memorial Day Parades. This year they
participated in the Dan Gionet Bridge Naming Ceremony
and as always, they are there for comrades who pass away.
The VFW was pleased to name the American Legion Firing
Squad a noteworthy VFW Outstanding Volunteer this year.
Pati Forsaith, recent Department Manager of the Year, and
Amber Roche, produce manager of Hannaford’s, accepted
the award for its staff and its Manager Todd Grzywacz. They
can always be counted upon to provide donations to the
VFW monthly dinners; they allow the food pantry to collect
donations before Christmas each year where the VFW,
American Legion and other organizations assist. They often
allow non-profits from the community to be outside the store
to help them raise funds, and, since it’s the busiest place in
town, that’s the place to be.
Also recognized were Pelham Public Library Director
Corinne Chronopoulous and Adult Services Librarian
Annie Seiler and all of the library staff for their efforts in
promoting patriotism and veterans through events such as
Tim Kennedy’s book presentation outlining his service and
Richard Rubin’s “Last of the Doughboys” presentation. They
support the VFW’s Pursuit of Pelham’s past annual scavenger
hunt and are truly making an impact in the community.
Ken Conrad from Walgreens can always be counted on
to support the troops through his continuous support of
MooreMart. He donates Christmas stockings and other items
needed by our troops serving overseas. Ken and Walgreens
were named as VFW Outstanding Volunteers of the Year.
The highlight of the evening was the awarding of a
Past Post Commander and Past Post President’s award to
recognize Post and Auxiliary members who have really gone
above and beyond during the past year in their service to the
Post, veterans and the community. This year they recognized
a man who quietly gives his time to the VFW; he likes to
work behind the scenes and always has the Post’s best
interests at heart, Lenny Pitts.
On the Ladies Auxiliary side, this lady truly exemplifies
what it means to be an Auxiliary member. She’s willing to
come up with new ideas, bring ladies together and make
things happen. This year’s Past Post President’s award went
to Leslie Kennedy.
As they evening came to a close, Mark McCabe
recognized members of the Pelham VFW and Ladies
Auxiliary for their outstanding efforts supporting veterans.
Last year VFW and LA members really stepped up and
worked hard for veterans within Pelham, throughout the
State of NH and across the country. With those efforts the
John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post for the first time in 30
years was named “All American Post,” the highest award that
a post can earn within the VFW.
It was a bittersweet moment to see Mark McCabe’s four-
year term as commander come to an end and with a salute
as he turned the leadership of the Post 10722 over to Jim
Ehlinger. Jim served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the
Army and is a veteran of operation Desert Storm. Label pins
were passed forward as is the tradition.
Town of Pelham
Building Permits Issued May 5-16
Jennifer Betts-Parrot, 7 Bush Hill Road, 27/2-84, replace fire damage on wall and
floor system, replace windows, insulation, drywall.
Joseph & Joan Demarco, 42 Monticello Drive, 7/4-59, demolition of two sheds.
John & Charlene Rozzi, 8 Albert Street, 34/6-263, replace 24x52 above ground
pool.
Michael Gorman & Katelynn Hebert, 7-9 Nicholas Lane, 38/1-150-7, converting
existing garage into a 234 sq. ft. living room for existing accessory dwelling unit;
unit will be 731 sq. ft.
Geffrey & Nora Detellis, 9 Rocky Hill Road, 7/4-185-2, install three (6 inch by 12
inch port holes fin the existing monopole at 113.
Thomas Kosik & Jenna Vaiknoras, 5 Falcon Road, 31/11-7-, septic system repair.
Melanie Howes, 12 Thomas Avenue, 34/6-229, 15x44 in-ground pool.
James & Patricia Rowe, 6 Leonard Drive, 35/6-47, demolish pool house.
Richard & Laurie Vertuccio, 12 Golden Brook Drive, 9/9-9-2, renew permit for an
18x 29x35 in-ground vinyl liner pool.
Richard & Laurie Vertuccio, 12 Golden Brook Drive, 9/9-9-2, renew permit for a
pool shed.
Antonio & Jeanne Dirocco, 3 Mayflower Lane, 14/3-76-20, replacing existing 7x10
shed with 10x12 shed.
Monica Bedard, 20 Ledge Road, 17/12-187, remove and replace existing antennas,
add one fiber line to the existing antennas, remove and replace one existing
cabinet.
Randy Coutu & Chanda Leary, 23 Frontier Drive, 36/10-10-29, 16x32 in-ground
pool.
Henry & Charlotte Zawadzki, 4 Woekel Circle, 31/11-295, renew permit for a
40x30 single family log cabin, front and side deck, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths; variance
granted 7/9/12, Case #ZO2012-00012.
David & Susan Grondin, 25 Magnolia Drive, 21/3-102-24, new deck for existing
pool.
Jeremy & Sandra Kupcho, 1127 Mammoth Road, 3/5/1954, 21 foot round above
ground pool with stand alone pool deck/platform.
Louis Milano, 17 Scotland Road, 34/6-250-1, 21 foot above ground pool.
John Elie, 3 LeBlanc Road, 37/10-1-1, replacing existing deck with new deck.
Melanie Howes, 12 Thomas Avenue, 34/6-229, 26x28 addition to be a bedroom
and bathroom - house will be a total of 3 bedrooms; remodel existing kitchen and
bathrooms, remove wall in kitchen to open up space.
Michael & Kathleen Koch, 23 Monument Hill Road, 14/4-137-6, replace existing
12x12 deck with new 30x15 deck.
Stanley & Judith Gaudette, 3 Fletcher Drive, 29/7-27-7, 10x14 shed.
Joseph & Susan Sullivan, 7 Primrose Lane, 21/3-102-9, 28x10 screen porch.
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Nicole described it to the first and second graders who were having
lunch last Tuesday. The taste test recipe was Cinnamon Couscous
with raisins and craisins, and honey. It was a voluntary taste test, a
learning experiment for these 6, 7 and 8 year olds; a rough estimate
was that 80 percent came up to get the side salad and, when asked
if they like it, about 80 percent of the cafeteria put up their hands.
One student proclaimed it tasted like oatmeal, while another
mentioned that it would be good hot.
These students are familiar with trying new things as “Miss
Vegetable” comes to lunch once a month with something new and
healthy to try. Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables have been
the main stay of Tuesday menus, and a wall chart showed where the
items fit into the various food groups.
Chef Nicole has been with T-Bones and Cactus Jack for nine
years; she grew up in Hudson and was part of the culinary program
at Alvirne High School and then went on to the Southern New
Hampshire University culinary program. She has a undergraduate
degree and a masters in organizations and marketing.
The chef explained couscous is high in protein and can be a
delicious alternative to traditional pastas and white rice. Use it as
a bed for stew, meat or vegetables (the way Moroccans do), stir into
salads, or use as an entrée with your favorite pasta sauce. It will
absorb the flavors of whatever spices or sauce you are using, making
it versatile for most dishes you’d use rice or other pastas with. It can
also be combined with fruit, almonds, cinnamon and sugar for a
simple dessert.
Brown became a full-time
Windham firefighter back in
1974 and continues to serve
his community to this day. His
brother, Bill, now a Florida
“snowbird” for part of the year,
still serves as a call firefighter in
Windham on a seasonal basis.
Windham Fire Chief Tom
McPherson said that Jim Brown
has served the town with due
diligence and respect. “It’s
been a job well done,” Town
Administrator David Sullivan
added. “It’s people like this
who really make Windham a
very special town,” Selectmen’s
chairman Ross McLeod said,
adding that the Browns’
dedication speaks volumes
about the high caliber of
people who serve on both the
Windham Fire Department and
Police Department. A large
number of local firefighters and
police officers attended the
presentation being made to Jim
Brown.
Jim Brown, who was
described by Sullivan as a
man of very few words, was
very humble in his acceptance
of the show of gratitude. “I
love my job and I love the
people I work with,” he said.
When asked if he planned
to continue working with
the fire department, Brown
acknowledged he might add a
few more years to his tenure.
Jim Brown
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Chef Nicole
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When heavy rain came in the morning we thought for sure it
would be a washout, but no sooner did the clock strike 9 a.m.
than the rain stopped and the sun began peeking out little by
little. By the time we reached the venue there was not a cloud
in the sky.
The deck was therefore a favorite spot and refuge for many
students from the loud music and crowded dance floor as we
gathered over the harbor to watch the sunset after eating a
buffet-style dinner. “It was very nice to go out on the upper
deck. A nice breeze, the sunset, and later you could see the
stars,” said WHS senior Joey Zannoni. Students floated between
the dance floor and the deck intermittently throughout the night,
going back in to enjoy an ice cream sundae and hear the much-
awaited announcement of prom prince, princess, king, and
queen.
Anastasia Dulskiy and Anthony Gallo, two juniors at WHS,
were named prom prince and princess by majority vote.
Likewise, Tyler Masone and Alexandra Aleksa, WHS seniors,
were named prom king and queen. The king and queen set the
trend as a slow song started, and, within a matter of about 30
seconds, the dance floor was crowded with couples. The dance
floor was packed the rest of the night, and though senior Jackie
Hoenisch says that she “had the best time” dancing the night
away, she says the music left something to be desired because “I
miss the middle school classics: Cotton Eye Joe, YMCA, Thriller,
and all that.”
Eleven o’clock came around and it was time to start boarding
the buses and head back to the high school. With weather
beyond compare, a beautiful venue, and close friends coming
together to celebrate a year of hard work, the prom signaled
a fantastic beginning of the end of the school year. “I thought
it was great. I loved the place, I loved everything about it,”
said WHS junior Connor Garside. From the students, a huge
thank you to those students who helped plan the prom and the
staff who chaperoned and worked to make the prom possible.
Memories such as these are the ones we will look back upon in
fondness years from now when we remember our time at WHS.
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A Sobering Fact: Driving Impaired is a Matter of Life and Death
by Barbara O’Brien
If you’ve been drinking alcohol, using controlled substances
or even taking certain prescription drugs or over-the-counter
medications that might affect your ability to drive, take some good
advice; “Don’t get behind the wheel!”
This is the most important message delivered during the third
session of Windham’s Citizens Police Academy. “Do not attempt to
determine sobriety yourself,” said Sergeant Daniel Clark. While you
might feel capable of operating a motor vehicle, chances are that
you are somewhat impaired, if not legally intoxicated. As for the use
of marijuana, “Its use is not a good thing when it comes to driving a
motor vehicle,” Clark said.
Clark has been with the Windham Police Department for the
past 12 years. He served for 4 ½ years as a detective, before being
promoted to sergeant. “I’ve had a lot of run-ins with drunks during
this time,” Clark said. Sergeant Clark and Officer Shane Mirisola
presented the informative program on Driving under the Influence
on May 1. Approximately 20 citizens are participating in the nine-
week program created by Sergeant Bryan Smith. The Citizens Police
Academy is something Chief Gerald Lewis had wanted to do for a
long time.
Officer Mirisola has worked in Windham for just over four years.
Both he and Clark are certified as Drug Recognition Experts, having
attended an intensive training program conducted in Arizona.
“There’s a lot of dangerous stuff out there,” Mirisola said, referring
to the vast selection of controlled substances and illegal drugs.
Drug Recognition Experts are police officers trained to recognize
impairment in drivers who appear to be under the influence of drugs
other than or in addition to alcohol. “Any substance taken into the
body can impair the ability of a person to operate a vehicle safely,”
Mirisola noted.
According to a national survey, 22.6 million people (8 to 9%
of the population) have admitted to using illicit drugs within the
last month. Additionally, 32 million, more than 13.6 percent of
the population, have admitted to driving after drinking within the
last month. Males are twice as likely as females to drive under the
influence. How long does it take to reach the legal limit? According
to Clark, that depends largely on the individual. Factors include
weight, tolerance level, type of alcohol, when the person last slept
and how much he or she had eaten recently.
In New Hampshire, the legal limit for driving is .08 for those 21
years of age or older, but drops to .02 for anyone under the age of
21. As for those operating large commercial vehicles (over 26,000
pounds), the legal limit for intoxication is .04. Offenders can be
charged with aggravated driving under the influence if the vehicle’s
speed is in excess of 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
According to Officer Mirisola, “New Hampshire probably has the
best DWI language in the entire country.”
State Law (RSA 265:A2) considers DUI as driving or making an
attempt to drive while impaired. If someone is sitting in a vehicle,
behind the wheel, parked on the side of a road or in a parking lot,
with access to the keys, and is impaired, he or she can be charged
with DUI, or DWI as it was once more commonly known. The
vehicle does not have to be in motion at the time for an arrest to be
made. The determining factor is that the person behind the wheel
has the “capability” to drive, Clark stated. DUI laws also pertain to
Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles. The law covers anyone who
is driving “upon a way, from wood-line to wood-line,” not just the
paved lanes.
For those who do venture out on the roadways after drinking
alcohol or using other chemical substances, there is always the
chance of being pulled over by police and asked to take a field
sobriety test. “We run into impaired drivers around the clock,”
Mirisola said, “not just after midnight.” Often those who are
suspected of being impaired, because the vehicle is weaving down
the road, are actually texting while driving; behavior that can be just
as dangerous as being intoxicated. In New Hampshire, it is illegal to
text while driving.
There are three major elements that go into detecting an impaired
driver: observing the vehicle in motion, personal contact during a
motor vehicle stop and pre-arrest screening. “We need reasonable
suspicion to stop a vehicle,” Mirisola explained. Just cause for a
motor vehicle stop includes someone who is going too fast, too
slow, maintaining an inconsistent speed, weaving, crossing lines in
the road or equipment violations. Once a motorist is pulled over by
the side of the road, the police officer will take note of any odor of
alcohol on the driver’s breath, slurred speech, slow and deliberate
motions, confusion or a blank stare. “We take everything into
consideration,” Mirisola said.
When making a motor vehicle stop for a suspected DUI, Windham
Police always ask for a backup officer. “A lot of cooperative drunks
turn on you, just like that,” Clark said. “You just never know.”
“Females are the worst drunks ever,” Clark commented, in that they
are much more likely to put up a fight.
When administering the field sobriety test, usually done by the
side of the road, depending on weather conditions and terrain, the
first test is called “horizontal gaze nystagmus.” “The eyes never lie,”
when it comes to being impaired, Clark stated. When someone
exhibits nystagmus, the eyes are jittery, something that only occurs
naturally in a very tiny percent of the population. Second, is the
one-leg stand, which checks the driver’s balance, and third is the
divided attention test, in which the motor vehicle operator must
listen to a series of directions and then walk a straight line, heel to
toe, turn around and walk back again. Clark said he has had people
who wound up walking backward or started walking forward and
just kept going up the road. The field sobriety test generally takes 10
to 15 minutes to administer.
If the driver is suspected of being impaired, he or she is then put in
the cruiser and taken to the police station, where he or she is asked
to submit to a toxicology (blood) test. If the person refuses to take
the test, his or her driver’s license is automatically suspended for six
months. This is known as “administrative suspension” and is enacted
by the Department of Motor Vehicles. If the person does take the
toxicology test, he or she is allowed to keep his or her license until
court proceedings are held and a verdict is reached.
“Safety is first,” Clark said. “I have tested way more drivers than
I have arrested. In good conscience, I have to do the field sobriety
test if I smell alcohol,” he emphasized. “It’s a matter of life and
death.” “Whether or not to arrest someone for DUI is a matter of
discretion to some extent,” he continued, “And I’d rather err on the
side of caution.” If a driver doesn’t appear to be legally intoxicated,
but is still exhibiting some impairment, Clark said he would suggest
parking the vehicle some place safe and having another person
come pick up the driver who has been drinking. At other times, if
someone is not legally intoxicated, but has been drinking, police
will follow a vehicle home to make sure the trip is made safely.
Identifying a person who is impaired because of substance abuse
is more difficult than determining if someone is drunk. The 12-step
process takes approximately 45 minutes to make a valid evaluation.
There are seven categories of drugs that police are finding during
these evaluations: depressants, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens,
inhalants, narcotics and dissociative anesthetics. “A lot of people
are using poly-drugs,” Clark said, referring to the use of more than
one type at the same time; a habit that is very destructive to the
person using them.
As for drug use in this area of the country, “Heroin use around
here is out of control,” Clark stated, adding that a heroin addiction
often starts with someone being prescribed a narcotic for pain relief.
If these pain relievers are used for too long or at too high a level,
and the doctor suddenly cuts off the prescription, some people seek
heroin as an alternative. Heroin is much cheaper and more readily
available than controlled substances such as Oxycontin. “Drugs do
not discriminate,” Mirisola said, noting that usage is found among all
levels of society.
School Facilities
Committees Looking
for Solutions
to Space Crunch
by Barbara O’Brien
Just over a year ago, the majority of registered Windham voters
chose not to support the construction of a new seventh and eighth
grade school off London Bridge Road and, most recently, three out of
five school board members decided not to spend any more money
on the portable classrooms located at Golden Brook School, but the
space crunch continues. As a result, the Windham School District’s
Long-Term School Facilities Committee has ramped up its efforts to
come up with a viable solution.
School board member Michael Joanis said the committee began
meeting late last month and will continue to meet on a weekly basis
for the next few weeks, at least. In addition to the committee, itself,
a sub-committee of community members has also been formed.
According to Joanis, any Windham resident who expressed interest
in working with the sub-committee was accepted as a member. The
committee and the sub-committee have separate tasks and will be
meeting both individually and together as needed.
Members of the Long-Term Facilities Committee, itself, include
Superintendent Winfried Feneberg, Business Administrator Adam
Steel, school board members Michael Joanis, Rob Breton and Dennis
Senibaldi, as well as Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Director
Kori Becht and Windham Fire Chief Tom McPherson. Committee
members agreed, as a group, that they will not take any action on
behalf of the full school board.
Plans are to have a recommendation, on which direction to take, to
the full school board by June 17, with a projected date for the school
board’s final decision on how to proceed by October 7, 2014. It is
anticipated that a proposal will be put forth to voters next March.
School Board Gives Direction to Facilities Committee
by Barbara O’Brien
In another late night meeting, the Windham School Board finally
agreed to task the School District Facility Committee with reviewing
and updating the existing facilities master plan in order to come up
with a recommendation on how to best deal with the worsening
space crunch. The decision to give guidance to the facilities
committee was a unanimous one.
The decision came about after facility committee members
asked the school board “to narrow down” the options that might
be available, as soon as possible. “They need direction from the
school board,” Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said. It was school
board Vice-chairman Dennis Senibaldi’s suggestion to have facility
committee members look at the long-range facilities master plan for
guidance. The master plan was formulated several years ago at a
substantial cost to the school district.
Although space constraints have been plaguing Windham for an
extended period of time, the situation was worsened when it was
discovered that the mold problem in the portable classrooms at
Golden Brook School had not be solved, as previously thought, and
the majority of board members ultimately chose not to spend any
more time, money or resources on fixing the 14-year-old structure.
That decision resulted in a loss of 10 classrooms and the relocation
of four third-grade classes to Windham High School.
The only school board member who appeared to have a problem
with committee members referencing the existing master plan was
one of the newest members, Ken Eyring. Eyring said he believes
portions of the master plan are erroneous and questioned some
of the calculations. Eyring said he didn’t have confidence in the
district’s facilities master plan.
Eyring also complained that he feels at a disadvantage because his
work schedule doesn’t align with the times that facility committee
meetings are being held. Eyring said he wants to have more input
in the process. “This is the most important decision we’ll make
this year,” Eyring said, noting that he wants all five school board
members to attend facility committee meetings. “Ultimately, we’re
responsible,” Eyring said.
Currently, three board members are assigned to that committee:
Michael Joanis, Dennis Senibaldi and Rob Breton. Several
administrators are also committee members. In addition, a citizens’
sub-committee has been formed. The committee and the sub-
committee generally meet separately, but also occasionally hold a
joint meeting. “The school board doesn’t want to interfere with the
citizens’ sub-committee,” school board Chairman Jerome Rekart
said, adding that he wants there “to be creativity” in the process of
coming up with a viable recommendation.
Tom Murray, a member of the citizens’ sub-committee, said he
would prefer that any direction given to the sub-committee be broad
in nature, so as not to inhibit the sub-committee’s process. “We
need to come up with short- and long-term solutions,” Murray said.
Murray also commented that he would like to see a special school
district meeting held, so that a decision on any proposal to deal with
the space issue can be made by voters this year, rather than having
to wait until next March. Special school district or town meetings
must be approved by superior court and are granted only for very
specific purposes.
Sub-committee member Rich Amari emphasized that a lot of
work needs to be done before any proposal can be brought forth for
voter consideration and that it’s
important not to waste anyone’s
time in the process. Amari also
said he was very glad that the
school board is reaching out to
the public in soliciting opinions.
“We’re definitely trying to come
together as a team,” school board
member Rob Breton said. Breton
also noted how important it is
to have numerous individuals
reviewing the existing master plan, not just school board members
and administrators. “We’ve got two solid groups of people ready to
take this on,” Breton said.
A second motion that was passed at the May 20 school board
meeting advised the administration to come up with an estimate on
how much it would cost for architectural and engineering fees for
a possible construction project and where that money would come
from in the 2014-2015 school district operating budget, which goes
into effect on July 1. There is currently only $1,000 in that line
item. The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 1. Only Eyring voted in
opposition.
Board members also instructed facilities committee members to
engage the community in eliciting input and garnering support for
potential solutions. This issue
will be discussed further at the
school board’s next meeting
on Tuesday, June 3, which will
begin at 7 p.m. and will be held
in the community development
building, nest to Windham Town
Hall. The public is welcome to
attend.
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Pythons Stife Jaguars in Boys Lacrosse
by Marc Ayotte
Playoff hopes remain alive for the Pelham
boys’ Lacrosse team due in large part to a pair of
wins in an eight-day span over rival Windham.
The Pythons, while suffering losses to John
Stark Regional and Trinity on May 14 and 16,
respectively, posted bookend wins over the
Jaguars on the 12th and 19th of May; improving
to 3-7 on the year. The following day, Pelham
continued its late season drive for the playoffs
when they came away with a solid 8-4 win over
visiting Milford. With the win, the Snakes moved
into a tie for 13th place.
Looking forward, the Serpents finish off the
season with games against Manchester West,
Kearsarge and Monadnock, who combined,
possess a woeful 9-23 mark; boding well for
Pelham’s chances of becoming one of the 16
teams to qualify for post season play.
Against John Stark (8-2), the Python offense
was held in check; coming out on the light side
of an 8-6 verdict. Luke Tracy led Pelham with a
pair of goals while Kevin Sabine, Dustin Lubinger,
Nick Wolfrom and Eric Guinasso added one tally
apiece. Collin Duff-Marsh played well in goal,
posting a dozen saves.
Two days later, Pelham dropped its second
decision of the year to Trinity, this time at home.
The Snakes could not hold onto
a 6-3 half time lead as they fell
to the Pioneers by a 10-9 score.
The Pythons, after relinquishing
the lead, scored with 20 seconds
left to tie the score at 9 apiece,
with overtime almost a certainty.
But Trinity received some divine intervention via a
suspect penalty call on Pelham that resulted in the
visitors scoring some seven seconds later to eke
out the one-goal win. Three Pythons posted a pair
of goals on the day; Luke Tracy (also two assists),
Dustin Lubinger and Nick Wolfrum. Adding
single goals were Harley Kearney, Trevor Gagnon
and Conor Hallaran.
Both wins against Windham were relatively
low-scoring affairs; the first of which occurred in
Windham by a final score of 8-6. Goalie Collin
Duff-Marsh stonewalled the Jags in the fourth
quarter by posting a goose egg en route to a 16-
save performance. The Pythons’ offense was led
by Dustin Lubinger and Harley Kearney who
each recorded a pair of goals. Luke Tracy, Eric
Guinasso, Justin Beecher and Mike Calistro each
added a single goal in the win.
Trailing 1-0 in the first quarter, Pelham’s Calistro
scored on a fast break goal to knot the score. The
Snakes would add four second-quarter goals from
Beecher, D-Lube and Kearney (2) to hold a 6-4
lead at the intermission. “I felt we did a great
job in transition,” recalled Coach Joe Young, who
enjoyed the win over the team he coached just a
season ago.
On May 19, the Snakes hosted Windham
(4-7) under the lights at the Harris Family Field
in Pelham. The Pythons, despite not scoring
in the final frame, more importantly, held their
opponents scoreless in the middle two
quarters. Combined with scoring three
goals in each of the first three quarters,
Pelham went on to dump the Jags by a 9-3
score. Instrumental in keeping Windham
at bay was Collin Duff-Marsh, recording 13
saves on the night; “He really made a lot of
big saves tonight,” recalled Coach Young.
Pelham jumped out to a quick, 2-nothing
lead on goals from Harley Kearney and
Nick Wolfrom, forcing Windham to call
a time out. The Jags returned to the field
and quickly scored to cut the lead in
half, but before the intermission arrived,
Wolfrom added his second of the night,
and Luke Tracy chimed in with three of his
own, giving the Snakes a comfortable 6-1
cushion.
To open up the third quarter, Dustin
Lubinger scored a fast break goal to make
it 7-1. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t
come out flat,” reflected Young on his team’s
sluggish second half start against Trinity.
Leading Pelham in scoring was Luke Tracy
with seven points (4G, 3A) followed by
Nick Wolfrom (2G) and D-Lube, Kearney and
Guinassso with one goal apiece.
At home against Milford (4-8), the Pythons
jumped out to a 5-1 lead by the intermission
and then hung on to record an important 8-4
win. “We’re still working to put four quarters of
lacrosse together,” observed Coach Young. The
Spartans were held in check by the continued
solid play of goalie Collin Duff-Marsh; “I’m
really impressed with the way he has played,”
said Young of his goalie’s ability to come up with
big saves. Continuing with praise for his man
defending the Snake’s cage, Young added: “he’s
great in transition as well.”
The Pythons got out to a 2-0 lead on first-
period goals from Wolfrom and Kevin Sabine
before Milford cut the lead in half by the quarter’s
end. But Pelham made a statement in what
proved to be the pivotal second stanza; scoring
three unanswered goals. Successive tallies by
Guinasso, Sabine and Luke Tracy gave the Pythons
a four-goal cushion before running the score to
7-1 mid-way through the third quarter.
Eric Guinasso, Sabine and Tracy each scored
two goals with Guinasso adding three helpers to
lead the team in scoring with a total of five points.
Rounding out the goal scoring for Pelham was
Harley Kearney and Wolfrom with one apiece.
Lady Pythons Avenge Loss to Raymond
by Marc Ayotte
They needed to come up with a big win and that’s exactly what
the Pelham girls’ Softball team accomplished when the Pythons
(8-4) defeated Raymond (8-5) by the score of 4-1 in a crucial, late
season match-up. Jordan Parece was solid in the home circle; going
seven complete, allowing just one run (0 earned) on three hits,
fanning six and not allowing a walk. The win came as retribution to
a 5-4 loss the Snakes suffered to the Rams earlier in the season on
their diamond. With the “W,” their third in a row, Pelham moved
into ninth place in the standings, just one spot out of being assured
at least one home game when the playoffs begin.
The Pythons took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning
when Kelsey Grimard (2-3, run, RBI) singled into the hole and
eventually scored on a Julia Barsalou (1-2, run, RBI) single to left
field; “that was huge,” recounted Coach Todd Lozeau of his first
baseman’s timely hit.
After the Rams tied the score at 1-all in the top of the fifth, Pelham
answered with two in the home half. With one out, Barsalou
reached on a fielder’s choice and then scored ahead of Hannah
Paitchel (1-3, run) who went yard, launching the fluorescent sphere
deep over the left field fence for a 3-1 lead. The Pythons added
an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Elissa Mogauro
reached on another fielder’s choice, advanced to second on an error
and then scored on Grimard’s double. Also picking up hits on the
day were Chantal Roussel, Parece and Sarah Ferreira.
Prior to Raymond coming to town, Pelham recorded back-to-back
road wins against Mascenic and Sanborn Regional. Those wins
were in response to suffering a tough 5-3 home loss to Campbell on
May 7. Although pitcher Jordan Parece did not allow an earned run,
and Sarah Ratcliffe went 3-for-4 at the plate (including a home run),
Pelham committed three costly errors that led to another frustrating
loss to the Cougars.
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Pelham’s Luke Tracy (white) fres this shot wide, but scored 4 goals and added 3 assists
in the Snakes’ 9-3 win over the Jags.
Nick Wolfrom (#22) celebrates with teammate Harley Kearney (#12) after
scoring to give Pelham an early 2-0 lead over Windham.
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Baseball Hall of Famer Speaks with Tigers and Pythons
by Marc Ayotte
For baseball fans such as myself whose age, shall we
say, indicates having rounded a few more bases than most,
many of our favorite players and events associated with
America’s past time have their origin back in the 1970s and
80s. Admittedly a Yankee fan since my single digit years, I
still cannot forget the 1975 Red Sox dynamic duo of Fred
Lynn and Jim Rice; with the former garnering Rookie of the
Year honors in ‘76 and the latter using that opportunity as
his personal launching pad for what eventually led to his
induction into the MLB Hall of Fame. And nearly 40 years
to the day after he made his debut with the Sox on August
19, 1974, Jim Ed Rice made his way to Pelham, N.H., to
speak with members of the Pelham Middle School baseball
team.
However, and interestingly enough as the events played
out, the aspiring major leaguers at the middle school were
not the first ones to hear the Hall of Famer speak. While
Tiger Coach Vic Brown, who was instrumental in getting
Mr. Rice to appear, awaited the arrival of #14 at the field
in back of the middle school, Jim Ed had inadvertently
stopped at the high school. And so, Coach Billy
Beauchesne and his Python squad were the
beneficiaries of an impromptu Q and A session with
the former Red Sox great.
Engaged in small talk after doing some plumbing
work at Jim Rice’s home, Brown told Rice that he
was a coach in Pelham and simply asked if he would
consider talking to the PMS team. “Normally I
don’t,” was what Rice initially said, but as things turned out
according to Brown; “He called me and confirmed it.”
After Rice’s interlude with the Pythons, he jumped in his
vehicle and followed Coach Brown to the middle school
diamond where he spent time speaking to the players as
well as engaged in a question-and-answer session – Tiger
style. “He told them what they need to work on,” conveyed
Coach Brown of Rice’s chat with the 6th through 8th
graders.
“I think the kids got a lot out of it,” reflected Coach
Brown, adding since the Hall of Famer’s visit; “they’re
starting to learn a lot about what he talked about.” Included
in that was giving up the concept of always trying to hit a
home run, and instead, “drive through the ball.” Despite
hitting 382 homers during his MLB career, Rice also finished
with a lofty .298 batting average. As such, Rice emphasized
to the players the philosophy of “3 for 10,” intimating that
if you can go 3 for 10 in the majors (.300 avg), it could turn
into a multi-million dollar contract.
Although all of the players were born after Rice’s final
year with the Sox (1989), a couple of Tigers were star-
struck regarding Rice’s trip to the local ball field. Two in
particular as pointed out by Brown were Austin Chausse
and Max Matazzaro. Of the former, Brown noted “his jaw
was about ready to drop,” and with respect to the 7th grader
Matazzaro; “he was in complete awe – he idolized the guy.”
Rice finished his visit with the team by autographing baseballs for
each of the team members as well as others who had stopped by
to see him, in addition to posing for several photos. And under the
notion of never being too old to act like a kid, I jumped on the other
side of the lens to pose with Jim Ed, as well – Sorry, Mr. October !
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School team photo
with former Boston
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Rice.
Jim Rice autographs baseballs after addressing the PMS team.
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Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice speaks to
the Pelham Memorial School baseball players.
Lady Pythons- continued from page 18
However, two days later, the Pythons rebounded nicely
by putting a 14-2 hurt on the Vikings, and followed that up
with another strong showing against Sanborn, beating the
Tribe 9-5. Sanborn is one of the premier teams in Division
II, currently tied for fourth place with a record of 10-4, with
half of their losses coming at the hands of the D-3 Lady
Pythons. In picking up five points for a win over a D-II
opponent versus receiving four points for an intra-division
win, the Pythons have improved their “rating” (points
divided by games played), which is used to determine the
standings and, therefore, playoff positioning.
At Mascenic, the game was over early as the
Pythons put up a 5-spot in the top of the first. Key
hits in the inning came from Elissa Mogauro, a two
RBI double-making it 3-0, followed by a two-run
inside-the-park homer off the bat of Erin Long (1-
3, run, 2 RBI) to make it 5-0. Pelham had a new
face in the circle as Shannon Morin made her first
varsity start. The freshman responded nicely to
getting the nod from Coach Todd Lozeau by going
all six innings, allowing two runs (0 earned) on
just two hits, while fanning five and walking only
one. “She pitched outstanding especially for her
first varsity start,” exclaimed Lozeau, adding “her
control was great.”
Morin received tremendous offensive support
as the Pythons’ hit parade totaled a baker’s
dozen. Leading Pelham with a multi-hit game
were Hannah Paitchel (3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B),
Mogauro (2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B) as well as Morin
who helped her own cause going 2-for-4 including
a double and a run scored. Rounding out the
Pelham attack were Sarah Ratcliffe (1-3, 2 runs
RBI, 2B), Sarah-Jane Spicer (run), Sarah Ferriera
(run) and Jordan Parece, who each recorded a
single and a run batted in.
Against Sanborn, Pelham scalped the Tribe for
the second time this season; adding to a thrilling
7-6 win at home on May 5. Jordan Parece was
back in the circle for the Pythons, going the
distance by allowing just three earned runs despite
giving up 14 hits in recording the win. The
offensive star once again for Pelham was freshman
phenom, Sarah Ratcliffe (2-3, 3 runs 3 RBI), who
went yard a pair of times; the first one being a solo
shot in the first that put her team out in front 1-0.
After the Indians tied the score in the bottom of
the second, Pelham regained the lead with a pair
of runs in the visitor’s half of the third. Chantal
Roussel singled to get on, bringing Ratcliffe to
the plate, leaving Coach Lozeau perplexed yet
pleased; “they decided to pitch to her again.”
Ratcliffe promptly responded with a two-run shot
to left for a 3-1 lead. However, Sanborn would
come back with one in the third, two more in the
fourth, and match Pelham’s run in the fifth to own
a 5-4 lead heading into the decisive sixth. “We
exploded,” recalled Lozeau as he cited key hits
leading to the five-run inning. Parece had a sac fly
to make it 7-5 and then Mogauro finished off the scoring
on the day with a two-RBI single.
Offensively, Pelham was able to match Sanborn’s 14-hit
attack. Collecting three hits apiece were Mogauro (3-4,
2 RBIs), Roussel (3-5, 2 runs, RBIs), and Sarah-Jane Spicer
who went 3-for-4 with a run batted in. Also picking up
singles on the day were Parece and Paitchel, and the latter,
according to Lozeau, “played phenomenal defense.”
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Pythons Compete Well at D-I Dominated Meet
by Marc Ayotte
The Pelham High boys’ and girls’ Track and Field teams traveled
to Merrimack on Thursday, May 15, to compete in a meet comprised
mostly of larger Division I schools such as Alvirne, Concord, Nashua
as well as the host Tomahawks. The Pythons continue to fine tune
their collective performances in preparation of competing in the
Division II state championships on Saturday, May 31. Once again
this year, Pelham High will be the host school as the event takes
place at the Harris Family Track & Field Complex.
The Lady Pythons placed seventh in the 14-school field, finishing
with 28 team points. Coe-Brown (137) ran away with the event,
more than doubling-up second-place Exeter which finished with 61
points. The boys’ squad finished with 18 team points, good for 11th
place behind meet champions Pinkerton (103).
The ‘Sky’-ler is the limit for Lady Pythons’ sophomore
sensation Skyler Goss, as she continues to rack up team points
with outstanding individual performances. At Merrimack, Goss
contributed 19 points toward the team score; with 10 of them
coming from an impressive showing in the triple jump. Goss
hopped-skipped-jumped her way to a distance of 35 feet, 2.5
inches to finish 1st in the event. Adding to her point totals in the
field events, she finished sixth in the pole vault; clearing the bar at
a height of 9 feet even. On the track, Goss took second place in
the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.02 (just .21 seconds
behind Concord’s Rebecca Massah).
Katelyn Surprenant had a strong showing for Pelham as well. She
placed third in the 300-meter IM hurdles with a time of :18.73,
finished 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 30 feet, 9 inches
and then was part of the sixth-place 4x400 relay team (4:21.52) also
comprised of Shannen Arseneault, Shaylyn Harrington and Brooke
Paradis. Rounding out Lady Python point finishers was Lauren
Austin who tied for 4th (4 feet 6 inches) in the high jump.
Not quite as prolific in scope as his female counterpart, was Joe
Halpin who nonetheless was impressive in leading the boys’ team;
contributing 10 points out of the team total of eighteen. Halpin
chipped in with six points resultant of his leap of 21 feet in the
long jump (third) along with four more points, coming from his
fourth-place finish in the triple jump (40 feet, 3 inches). Along
with teammates Sutton Bradbury-Koster, Jared Hannon and Kellan
Brouder, Halpin was also part of the 4x100 relay team which
finished fifth with a time of 45.81 seconds.
Individually, Bradbury-Koster continued to make a strong case for
being the favorite to take the state title in the 110 HH with a third-
place finish; finishing just .61 seconds behind rival Ben DeForest of
Souhegan. Other notable efforts came from Jared Hannon; who in
addition to his relay contribution also finished 7th in the competitive
long jump event, turning in a distance of 20 feet, 3.5 inches and,
Brouder who finished eighth with a mark of 37 feet, 6.25 inches in
the triple jump. Also earning Coach Don Mullen’s praises for near
qualifying efforts in their respective sports were Morgan Pinksten,
who finished seventh in the 100-meter high hurdles (missing the
finals by just one second) and Bryce Blanchard who also finished
seventh in the 1600-meter run.
Be sure to head out to Harris Family Field on May 31 to support
your Pelham High Track & Field athletes as they compete in the D-II
state championships.
Windham Wolverines Add Heads Up Football National Safety Training
submitted by Holly Breton
The Windham Wolverines Youth Football and Cheer
Association has become a registered member of USA Football’s
Heads Up Program, a national initiative to promote safe football
performance.
According to Kyle McInnis, Wolverines director of football
coaching and player development, Heads Up Football offers
the only nationally accredited courses with content created
by football experts and health professionals. “The Heads Up
program is a comprehensive collection of resources for coaches,
parents and players that help address the complex challenges
of player safety and performance in youth and high school
football.”
According to McInnis, key components of the program
include coaching education and certification; Heads Up
tackling training; concussion recognition and awareness; and
heat & hydration education. “The Wolverines are excited to add
Heads Up Football to our other comprehensive coaching and
player training programs to promote the best and safest possible
experiences for our players,” McInnis said.
Heads Up, which stresses tackling methods aimed at reducing
the risks of concussions and other head and neck injuries, is
operated by USA Football, which receives funding from the NFL.
USA football says that roughly 600,000 youth football players in
the U.S. have registered with Heads Up-affiliated leagues.
Established in 2011, the Windham Wolverines has over 180
football players in grades 2-8 and 150 cheerleaders in K-8
grades. The Wolverines participate in the New Hampshire
Youth Football Spirit Conference. In just its first three season,
the Wolverines have produced highly competitive football and
cheer teams, including two state champion football teams and a
national cheer team champion.
With an extremely high retention rate of players and
cheerleaders and a close collaboration with the Windham
High School Jaguars football program, the organization has
become a highly positive part of the Windham community.
For more information about the Wolverines, visit www.
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Pythons in Middle of Wide Open D-III Playoff Race
by Marc Ayotte
The final week of the season is going to dictate whether the
Pelham High Baseball team will enjoy any home field advantage
during the first round of the playoffs, or, for that matter, if they even
qualify for the tournament. As of May 21, the Pythons (7-4) seem to
be comfortably yet precariously positioned just inside the top ten, at
the number-nine spot in the fiercely competitive D-III standings.
Realistically, 23 teams continue to be in serious contention for the
available 20 playoff spots, and with the standings in constant, daily
flux, it’s certain the Pythons’ final playoff picture will not be painted
until their final three-game, season-ending home stand is complete
with a senior day game against Mascenic.
Meanwhile, the Snakes could have given themselves a little more
breathing room with a win against Raymond (7-6) on May 20, but
several stellar defensive plays by the Rams combined with three
costly Snake fielding miscues led to a disheartening 3-1 loss.
Pelham held a 1-0 lead through five complete but allowed two
unearned runs over the final two innings to spoil an otherwise
effective outing on the hill by Chris Gamble. The Python hurler
suffered the loss despite
allowing only one
earned run on six hits
in his seven innings of
work. He also helped
his own cause by
producing the only RBI
on the day for Pelham,
which came on a third-
inning double.
The Pythons went
2-1 in the three games
prior to Raymond;
including a 6-2 loss to
Campbell, an 8-4 win
over Mascenic and a
big 7-5 victory over
Sanborn (D-II) which
earned them an extra
point toward their
“rating” – a formula
used in determining
playoff positioning
(points divided by
games played).
At Mascenic, the
bats were hot as five
players, Gamble, Dan Spicer, Mike Pelletier, Cam DeLoreto and
Jake Vaiknoras (2-4, 3 runs), banged-out doubles. Joe Slattery also
recorded a pair of hits in leading the team with 3 ‘ribbies’. Chris
Gamble picked up the win in relief of Ryan Frank who went the first
five, but had given way to Gamble who was on the hill when Pelham
scored 5 late-inning runs to win it.
At Sanborn, Chris Benjamin went the distance, allowing five runs
on four hits, walking six but also fanning eight Indians in getting the
“W.” Gamble (2-3, run, 2 RBIs) and Vaiknoras (1-2, 2 RBIs, 3B) led
Pelham’s offense, as they improved to 7-3 at the time.
Lady Python junior Jesss Coakley (13:09.41) competes in the 3200-meter
distance run at the Tomahawk-hosted Invitational.
Jared Hannon (second leg) receives the baton from Joe Halpin
in the boys’ 4x100 relay.
Pelham’s Katelyn Surprenant leaps for a distance of 30 feet, 9 inches
in the triple jump at the Merrimack Invitational.
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Python catcher Dan Spicer hangs on to the ball to nail
a Ram base runner at the plate.
Chris Gamble was the hard-luck losing pitcher
against the Rams, dropping a 3-1 decision while
allowing just one earned run
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