You are on page 1of 12

There was an air of progress and achievement

inside Salem High School on Friday, June 13, as 350
graduating seniors received their diplomas in front
of family, faculty and cameras. Due to unfavorable
weather, the graduation ceremony was held inside
the school, between the gym and a remote viewing
via large screen projection in the auditorium.
Students and their families were informed that
the ceremony would be indoors while attending
graduation rehearsal earlier in the day. Students
excitedly congratulated one another in the large gym
while awaiting their final march through the hallways
that they have called home for the past four years.
Tracy Collyer, the current principal at Salem High,
noted in her opening remarks how honored she felt
to have ushered the class of 2014 into SHS in their
first year when she was the freshmen dean. She
warmly spoke about experiencing the students’
transformation since she welcomed them into the
by Sonny Tylus
Who knew 10 years ago that the Relay for Life in Salem would
turn into the institution that it has become in Salem? Nanci Carney
and Mary Reese, the first chair people, hoped that it would continue
and it has. This year’s event was a little different in there was
no sleeping over. The relay ran from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the
weather was ideal.
Terry Conroy, chairperson for the second year, started the event
off by saying how the committee had listened to the committee
and relayers by changing times and making it easier for teams. She
stated “our primary goal each and every year is to raise money
in an effort to support programs that will fund research and offer
relief to patients and their loved ones during their difficult journey
with cancer. But … let’s not forget the importance of having fun
while doing so!” She did mention that she was psyched because
she would be sleeping in her own bed tonight. She was pleased to
announce the Salem Policemen’s Association had donated $7,000.
Blaine Stevens, Miss Greater Plaistow Outstanding Teen, sang “The
Star Spangled Banner.” After that, as usual, the first lap was the
Survivors’ Walk.
Many teams sold food, had raffles or games to help raise money
for the relay. One team from Salemhaven has been selling cupcakes
for the last five years. The staff, friends and family participate in
the venture. Each person makes two dozen cupcakes to be sold
at the relay. The team members compete against each other. For
the last two years, the Salemhaven group, a Bronze team, has won
the award for serving the best food. On a lighter side, the DJ, Tyler
Querolf from Canobie Lake Park, was holding a contest similar
to the “Minute to Win It” game. Team members would compete
against each other on stage.
Larry Disenhof, who is the logistic coordinator, commented on
how this was the best closing ever because they had the largest
crowd. “All 42 teams were given flowers and balloons. As of last
night they had raised over $100,000 and the number will continue
to rise.” You could actually watch the relay live on SCTV thanks to
Tom Giarusso, Larry Seaman and the volunteers. Larry’s dedication
to this event is amazing.
This staff reporter is always amazed by the strength of the people
who attend. One of the women who I talked to before the event
started said she had stage-3 cancer. When asked if she would be
taking part in the Survivors’ Walk, she said “no.” Yet, she was seen
later walking with a smile. It is never too late to make a donation,
go to SalemNHRelay@cancer.org or call Bianka at 471-4112
Supported Through Advertisers An Independent Weekly Newspaper
Volume 7 Number 25
June 27, 2014 12 Pages
ECRWSS
PRESORTED
STANDARD
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
HUDSON, NH
03051
PERMIT NO. 33
Postal Customer
View past issues
and our other
papers online.
Salem Community
Salem Community Salem Community
P
a
tr
io
t
P
a
tr
io
t
P
a
tr
io
t
Salem Community Patriot
Salem Community Patriot Salem Community Patriot
Breckenridge Plaza 264 NO. Broadway, Salem, NH 603-898-1190
www.thecolosseumrestaurant.com
Piano Bar Tues. & Weds. Evenings
Winner Best of NH 2008, 2009, 2010!
Gift Certificates Available
From Napoli, Italy to Salem, NH
How Italian Food Should Be!!
From Napoli, Italy to Salem, NH
How Italian Food Should Be!!
• Go- Karts
• 2 Mini Golf Courses
• Batting Cages
• Birthday Party Packages
• Lazer Maze
• Laser Tag
• Arcade Games
• Driving Range
• Ice Cream/Snack Bar
• Naticook Fiosh & Grill
Restaurant
• Corporate/Private Events
www.melsfunwaypark.com
Only 5 minutes south of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Easy to reach on Route 3A • 454 Charles bancroft Hwy., Litchfield NH
603-424-2292
One FREE
Game of Laser Tag
or Laser Maze
With This ANG AD. Cannot Be Combined.
One Coupon per customer.
Higher price prevails.
Expires 7/31/2014
Zest, Grit, Self-Control Make a Successful Champion
as a champion, zest, grit, and self-control.
Zest is an enthusiasm for life, and the ability to share joy.
“Others want to be with you if you have zest for life,” he said.
Grit is the capacity to work on something even when it’s
hard. “Even if you fail, you get back up and continue.”
Self-control is being a light, being responsible, doing
what you are asked to do and helping out, Delahanty said.
“A person with self-control makes good choices, good
decisions,” he said.
Delahanty spoke to parents saying they can help children
develop these qualities.
“I encourage you to be interested in whatever it is you find
interesting,” he said, noting a person does not have to be
particularly interesting to share an interest in something. “All
of us can be interested,” he said.
Delahanty encouraged students to pursue the three
qualities to find success in life.
Director of Operations Chris Woodby, left, and Russell Ingram present
Edward Graziano with the Russell F. Ingram Award for
Excellence in Programming.
by Mike Vinci
school during their initial orientation. In her
opening statements for the ceremony, Tracy
spoke of how she valued the privilege
of being the first person to welcome
them to school and the last person to
congratulate them on their graduation.
She then spoke to the parents and
family who were in attendance: “This
represents an accomplishment for you,
as well as your child,” to which the
graduates turned to their audience and
gave a standing ovation.
Tracy’s opening remarks followed the
high school’s chorus singing the
“Star Spangled Banner” and the
Pledge of Allegiance, read by
student Crystal Napoli. After
the homage to America,
the chorus returned to the
stage to be led by the
high school’s beloved
chorus teacher, Ellen
Bosh, while singing
“When I grow Up” from
the musical, Matilda.
After the stirring rendition
of the chorus number
written by Tim Minchin, the
members of the SHS band
joined their fellow musicians
on the stage for a final
performance together.
The number was
“Tonight” from
West Side Story,
and thanks
was given by
both student
speakers, as
well as faculty
throughout
the night, to
the band’s
director, Marty
Claussen. The
conductors for
the band were
Anna Fallisi, Jacob
Gallagher, and Crystal
Napoli.
Valedictorian
Erika Smith
praised all
of those
who
pushed
and
propelled
her to
success at
SHS.
Valedictorian
Andria Auger
spoke with pride
about their class’s eforts
in getting the high school
renovation approved.
Valedictorian
Brenna
Blakslee
mentioned the
average events
that a typical SHS
student experiences.
Valedictorian Charles Peters stressed that the impending
graduates had all grown as people, not just as students.
continued to page 9- SHS Graduation
Relay for Life Marks
10 Years with Hope
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o

b
y

S
o
n
n
y

T
y
l
u
s
Cancer survivors Camille Flaherty and Dick O’Shaughnessy take part.
An Air of Progress and Achievement
350 SHS Graduates Embrace Next Step
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o

b
y

S
.

A
a
r
o
n

S
h
a
m
s
h
o
y
a
n
Staff photos by Bob Gibbs
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Nearly 75 members of the Boys & Girls Club were honored
recently for their dedication and excellence to club programs
with one member receiving a significant distinction.
The Russell F. Ingram Award for Excellence in Programming,
given the name of the club’s largest financial donor, was
presented to Edward Graziano.
“The award is given to a club member who staff wants
to acknowledge for embracing life-enhancing programs,
community service, and character development experiences,”
said Director of Development Denise Dolloff.
Superintendent of Salem Schools Michael Delahanty spoke on
what it means to be a champion and earn the awards presented.
“They try hard, they work very hard,” he said to recipients,
adding, “There’s still a lot of work that you need to do.”
Being a champion requires learning from parents, teachers,
and mentors, Delahanty said, and even adults strive to be their
best.
“We’re kids at heart, we all love a challenge, and we all find
success very motivating.”
Delahanty said three qualities were needed to achieve success
2 - June 27, 2014 | Salem Community Patriot
Accolades Accolades
www.goinpostalnh.com
Goin’ Postal will swap
out your old tattered
American Flag for a
new one for FREE!
236 N. Broadway, Salem • 890-1044 • www.goinpostalnh.com
Come on in!
$1.00 OFF Stamps
1book of 20 First Class
Stamps for $8.80
Limit one per customer/family.
Must present this ad. Exp. July 31,2014
FREE FLAG!

O
p
e
n

J
U
L
Y
1
s
t
• Domestic & International Shipping
• Print, Copy & Fax • Supplies
•Mailbox Rentals • Cards & Gifts
Secure Shredding
• Bill Pay • Notary
FLEA MARKET
Route 102, 5 miles west
of Int. 93, exit 4
603-883-4196
Sats & Suns 8am-3pm
(weather permitting)
thru last weekend in October
Have a fleatastic day!©
www.LondonderryFleaMarket.com
LONDONDERRY
Weekend yard sellers &
regular vendors on 30 acres!
Made in America Items-newarea!
Bargains & Treasures!
Pet Friendly!
Free space to 1st time sellers
& 501c(3) non-profit orgs!
1/2 price space to Made in America
Rehabilitation Services
Medicare and
Medicaid Certified
•Rehab services offered up to six days a week
•Inquire about our Restorative Program
Contact our office for a tour of our facility!
Our rehab team, together with our clinical team, will create a
treatment plan with attainable goals for the best recovery possible.
Conveniently located, just off Route 3 in Hudson NH. We are within easy reach
of shopping and banking. Family and friends are all close by.
Newly Expanded Gym
& Private Rooms
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
www.fairviewhealthcare.com
203 Lowell Rd,Hudson NH,
603-882-5261
•Brand New Rehab Gym
•New State-of-the-Art Rehab Equipment
•All new furnished private rooms with a 40" flat screen TV
•Private Bathroom & Shower in all the rooms
•On-Site Rehab Medical Director
•IV Administration
•Orthopedic Surgery Recovery
•Stroke & Cardiac Recovery
•Wound Care
•24 Hour Nursing Care, Meals, Laundry, & Beauty Shop Services
Fairview
Rehabilitation
Sandra J. Kiplagat has been named to first honors on the
Clark University Dean’s List.
Peter Waters graduated from Hofstra University in May,
earning a Bachelor of Science in Video/Television.
Jill M. Casazza is a sophomore in the psychology program at
the University of New England College of Arts and Sciences in
Biddeford, ME. Jill has been named to the Dean’s List for the
spring semester for her many academic achievements. She is
the daughter of William and Jean Casazza. Jill graduated from
Salem High School in 2012.
Patrick Rooney was among the 248 Stonehill College
student-athletes named to the Northeast-10 Conference
Commissioner’s Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of
3.0 or better during the spring semester. Rooney is a senior on
the school’s football team and a graduate of Central Catholic.
The following residents recently graduated from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute: Valerie Boutin was awarded a Master
of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering and Thomas
Lacroix was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil
Engineering.
Local residents who were awarded degrees from the
University of Massachusetts-Lowell are: Troy Beattie,
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Richard Belkus,
associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology;
Lauren Brouillard, bachelor’s degree in English; Sean Cairns,
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Julie Cawthron,
bachelor’s degree in Information Technology; Finn Evans,
bachelor’s degree in Biology; Bryan Golden, bachelor’s degree
in Business Administration; Daniel Kinney, associate’s degree
in Electronic Engineering Technology; Jessica Lemenager,
bachelor’s degree in Psychology; Meredith Lord, bachelor’s
degree in Psychology; Nathaniel Ortiz, bachelor’s degree
in Mathematics; Andriy Savchenko, associate’s degree in
Information Technology; and Laura Vecchi, bachelor’s degree in
Criminal Justice.
The College of Saint Rose announced that 1,687 students
earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates
of advanced study as members of the Class of 2014. Students
from our area who earned degrees and/or certificates of
advanced study are: Kenneth Mendonca, a Bachelor of
Science degree and Kimberly Benkert, a Certificate of
Advanced Study.
Taylor A Kuegel, the daughter of Edward and Lori Kuegel,
has been named to the Dean’s List at Endicott College for
the spring semester. Taylor is a sophomore majoring in Sport
Management.
Send your Accolades to news@areanewsgroup.com
with a photo
Worn and unserviceable fags
were burned at the American
Legion Post 63 in Salem last
week. Commander Douglas
Micklon explains the history
behind the fag disposal
process. Te group burned
hundreds of fags utilizing
the of cial ceremony for
destruction of service fags.

Te Salem Lions Club raised $11,000 for
area food pantries with a 1K Walk for Hunger
last month. From the left are Annette Cooke
of the Salem Lions Club, Robert Elliott of the
Lions Club and Triumphant Cross Lutheran
Church, Tom Fink of Triumphant Cross, Tom
Gerdts of Rockingham Christian Church, Phylis
Marchulaitis of Pleasant Street United Methodist
Church, and Manny Silva of the Lions Club and
Pleasant Street United Methodist Church. Te
money raised will be divided among four area
food pantries.
by Sonny Tylus
Salem Co-operative Bank recently donated $3,000 to American
Legion Post 63 to help cover some of the costs of the American
Veterans Traveling Tribute. The bank will be the sole Distinguished
Service Cross Sponsor. Ann Lally, president of the bank, said that
they are always looking to give back to the community and this
was a good way to do it.
The Traveling Wall includes a replica of the Vietnam Memorial
Wall as well as tributes to veterans of other wars. The wall will be
available for viewing from October 15-19.
If you wish to make a donation, contact Pat Hargreaves
at 893-9334.
Storm Water Drainage
Leaving Abutters Sunk
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Storm water drainage is leaving an abutter to a recently
renovated elementary school in a rut, claiming the new parking
lot is flooding her fields and could create a wetland.
Margaret Putnam owns and operates a four-generation farm
on Zion Hill Road, and told school board members the drainage
system installed in the North Salem Elementary School’s parking
lot is dumping excessive water onto her property, making it
impossible to hay the field.
“The pipe is totally pointed at my property,” Putnam said. “I
don’t want any of their water.”
Before the school was built, the property was part of the family’s
farm, Putnam said. “That field never drained on this field.”
Putnam feared a continued flow of water could turn part of her
property into a wetland. She said an existing woods road was
nearly impossible to pass because of the water drainage.
Additionally, Conservation Commission member Thomas
Campbell, a Zion Hill Road resident, said the school was violating
laws by allowing water to drain onto an abutter’s property.
“You cannot discharge water onto an abutter’s property,” he told
school board members, unless permission was granted.
Campbell said he had spent more than $500 researching and
mitigating problems the drainage is causing on his property.
“You’re doing something that’s impacted my property,” he said.
“You’ve got to do something.”
Campbell told the board changes to the drainage system
needed to be made and threatened to call the Department of
Environmental Services.
“If the board’s not so inclined to get DES involved, maybe I
will,” he said.
Brian Vincent, Senior Project Manager at Nobis Engineering, the
company that designed the drainage system, said the system was
working as planned.
“The grading was constructed very similar if not identical to
the design plans,” he said, adding that the storm water retention
gallery was working as planned.
Vincent said the same amount of water was being directed
from the parking lot to a drainage swale as before the renovation.
“Both designs discharge to the same location,” he told the board.
He laid out options to reduce or eliminate water runoff onto the
abutter’s property.
First, a reduction in the outlet pipe would mean water would
discharge slower onto the property. Vincent said currently the
outlet was eight inches, and that it could be reduced to four or six
inches. He cautioned the board it would take longer for standing
water to leave the parking lot.
Another option included building a diversion swale 150 feet
east of the discharge point, but said it would require earth work
and clearing of trees.
“There’s probably a need to approach DES about this option,”
he said noting the water could flow into a wetland.
Board member Michael Carney sought a solution which would
retain the storm water on the property. Vincent said a high water
table made a retention tank almost impossible.
Vincent suggested the board work to establish an easement with
the abutter to mitigate the problems on her property.
The board voted to first try to reduce the size of the discharge
pipe, allowing for water to drain less rapidly, and work with
abutters to alleviate the problem.
Carney said the water output needed to be monitored. If the
problem is not resolved, the board will seek a more involved
solution.
American Legion
Respectfully
Retires old Flags
Lions Club Raises $11K for Food Pantries
Salem Co-op Bank
Named Distinguished
Service Cross Sponsor
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

S
.

A
a
r
o
n

S
h
a
m
s
h
o
y
a
n
Staff photo by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
Stephanie Micklon, vice-president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63;
Ann Lally, president of Salem Co-operative Bank; and Doug Micklon,
president of the Salem Veterans Association
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
Generic Filler for Patroit • Seasonal Filler for HLN & PWN Generic Filler for Patroit • Seasonal Filler for HLN & PWN
Generic Filler for Patroit • Seasonal Filler for HLN & PWN
by Bob Gibbs
As a sign that the
political season has begun,
the Salem GOP Committee
along with the NH State
GOP, has opened an office
at 356 South Broadway. To
kick off the opening of the
office, the Salem GOP held
a grand opening to bring
together local politicians
who will be campaigning
for the primary being held
Tuesday, September 9, with
the general election on
Tuesday, November 4.
The guest speaker was
Senate President Chuck
Morse, who spoke of
uniting the party and
getting out the vote.
Following Senator Morse
was a candidate for Senate
Jim Rubens, the former two-
term Republican state senator.
Patricia Conway, candidate
for the office of Rockingham County attorney, spoke of her experience trying felony cases and dealing
with not just the accused but also the victim of crimes. Also running for county attorney and speaking at
the opening was Salem Police Attorney Jason Grosky.
Other candidates to speak were State Representative Marilinda Garcia, who is running for the U.S.
Congress, a seat currently held by Ann Kuster. Also running for congress is Jim Lawrence running on a
platform of winning back NH for NH, and Gary Lambert, the 35-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein spoke of improving private sector job growth and of the
importance of getting behind the group of quality Republicans candidates.
Many other candidates made appearances at the grand opening including all of the state representatives
from Salem and Rockingham County Registrar of Deeds Cathy Ann Stacey.
David Chesley, state director of the Republican National Committee, said that Salem is considered
an ideal location for a victory office. Due to the geographic location, many candidates find that getting
into Salem is a very convenient stop on the campaign trail. Salem is also considered the center of south
central NH and a great indicator of how the surrounding cities and towns will vote. In past elections,
the Salem victory office has ranked second best in the state with the number of volunteers, walkers and
phone calls made.
The Salem office will now be open seven days a week until Election Day. Volunteers are always
welcome, and voters are encouraged to come in and get literature on the candidates as well as signs.
Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 3
Pub: Sal em Pat r i ot
Si ze: 4 x 10. 5” ( 7. 7” x 10. 5” )
Sect i on: FF, RHP
I nser t i on: 6/ 27/ 2014
Pl ease di r ect al l quest i ons about ar t wor k/ f i l es t o:
Squar e Spot Desi gn- Li sa Lei dy- 603-625-6003
l i sa@squar espot st udi o. com
Sout her n NH Medi cal Cent er
Ti t l e: Jumpi ng
Foundation Foot &Ankle | Granite State Orthopaedics | Nashua Rheumatology
Neurosurgery of Southern New Hampshire | Rehabilitation Services | Victory Sports Medicine
www.CenterForBoneAndJointHealth.org
17 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH Dedicated, Compassionate Care.
Ankle
Back
Elbow
Foot
Hand
Hip
Knee
Muscle & Joint Pain
Neck
Shoulder
Spine
Wrist
Redefine Movement
Specialized care where you need it.
Our doctors at The Center for Bone and Joint Health are
dedicated experts, providing specialized bone and joint care
in Nashua and the surrounding areas.
Through the combined dedication of five individual specialty practices and physical therapy
services, the doctors and staff of The Center for Bone and Joint Health are the leading bone
and joint providers in the region, offering compassionate treatment for bone, joint, and muscle
injuries and conditions.
To make an appointment, call 603-577-2399. FOY
I NSURANCE
is Proud
to Announce Barbara Harris, AAI as the Agency Manager

Barbara comes from an Agency in Northern NH She achieved the Accredited Adviser
in Insurance designation in 2010 and has been a licensed property/casualty producer
for many years. Some of her areas of knowledge include Contractors, Workers Comp.,
Professional Liability and Business needs. Pictured above, L to R : Natasha Rufe,
Barbra Romano, Barbara Harris, Kelly Dow, Michelle Ackroyd & Tori Marsh
163 Main St, Salem • 898-6320 • ww.foyinsurance.com
For Competive Prices, More Coverage, or Simply to Gain Better Understanding
Meet Barbara and Her Team!
N
e
w
L
oca
tio
n
!
submitted by Salem Police Department
Salem Police and Salem School District administrators met after the Sandy
Hook Elementary School tragedy to discuss ways to make Salem schools
safer. Salem Police School Resource Officer Matthew Norcross had
an idea to place an older, unused police radio in each school for the
purpose of communicating a life-threatening emergency to police,
thereby, initiating an immediate response by police personnel.
Chief Paul Donovan was in full support of the idea and, with
the cooperative efforts of the Salem School District, quickly
implemented the program in Salem.
This past April, Officer Norcross met Michelle Gay, one of the
founders of “Safe and Sound Securing Our Schools: A Sandy Hook
Initiative” and mother of Josephine Grace, who was one of the
young victims at Sandy Hook Elementary. Officer Norcross shared
with Gay the safety procedures in Salem schools and she loved it,
asking if she could publish the idea on her website. Salem’s idea
can now be found on the “Safe and Sound Schools” website at www.
safeandsoundschools.org under the section, Education – Inspiring Ideas.
Officer Norcross has personally shared Salem’s procedure with other
police agencies from around New England and is very excited to have his
idea shared on a national level. Concord Police Department recently adopted
the safety procedure and will be implementing it for the next
school year.
by Michael W. Delahanty, Ed.D., Superintendent, SAU 57
With all the excitement of a successful high school renovation, it’s easy to forget that an elementary
facility project has been underway since August of last year. We had ledge challenges at the Fisk School
site, but otherwise we’ve had few problems at any schools. We remain on track to finish the projects on
time and well under budget.
The school communities have addressed transitions throughout the year. New additions were the first
phases to be finished. These included kindergarten spaces at both sites. Soule students were able to
move into their new spaces early in the year and have remained in the same spaces. The new library was
finished early at Soule and the students didn’t lose one day of access to books. Phase I at Fisk included
new public spaces such as the gymnasium, main office, and library. Soon after the start of 2014, students
began to occupy new space at both schools and Phase II of the work began in earnest.
Town inspectors were very helpful throughout the construction process and toward keeping the project
on track. Inspectors diligently reviewed plans and the finished work to be certain everything was done as
designed. We experienced no inspection interruptions or delays, and we’re most grateful for this.
Phases II and III included renovations of existing spaces and this required the students to move into
different temporary spaces. However, nobody missed a beat as workers tore apart floors, ceilings, and
mechanical systems in those locations. Care was taken to be as minimally disruptive as possible. The
project managers at both sites were strict about keeping staff and students separated from laborers and
craftsmen. Temporary walls were built where and when necessary and temporary access doors were
constructed for workers to have easy access into and out of the schools.
In April, the contractor began to install new lighting and fire suppression systems at Haigh School. As
community members may remember, the work at Haigh is limited
to life-safety systems and includes lighting, fire protection, improved
security, and a new front entrance. The balance of this work will be
completed during the summer weeks.
Phase IV is already underway. Community members can review
specific locations by navigating to the project site from the district’s
web site. The contractor will address all systems of the remaining
classrooms, and hardwood floors will be installed in the new
gymnasiums. Finishes will be installed and the schools will be
prepped for opening day. Finally, the schools’ exteriors will get a
facelift and the sites will be graded and paved. Landscaping will be
done in the fall.
We’re incredibly proud of the students and staff of the schools as
they kept wonderful attitudes throughout the year. Our successes
bode well for what’s upcoming at Salem High School.
Candidates Turn out for Opening of Salem GOP Office
County Attorney candidate Patricia Conway, left, and Congressional
candidate Marilinda Garcia both made appearances.
Te Salem congregation to the NH House of Representatives was on hand.
Safety Idea at Salem Schools
Gets National Attention
Renovations at Salem Schools
Move Forward
Michelle Gay, mother of a Sandy Hook Elementary victim,
meets with Salem Police School Resource Of cer Matthew Norcross.
Courtesy photo
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

B
o
b

G
i
b
b
s
0
4
0
4
! s r a e Y
g n i w o r G
n o
g n i w o r G
n o
37 Lake St., Salem, NH
603-893-5858
www.lakestreet.com
June 25 through July 9
L.S. Loot is redeemable
for face value up to 50%
of your total purchases. Loot cannot be used against sale items or other discounts
Roses
Largest selection
Variety, Fragrance & Color
Hybrid Tea • Climbing • David Austin
Hydrangeas
NEW! Bloom Struck
Twist & Shout
Dwarf PGTypes & more
Varieties
you love!
Fruit Trees • Perennials • Water Garden
Colorful Annuals for Pool & Patio
Hours: Mon. & Tues. 9-6, • Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 9-7:30 • Sat. & Sun. 8-5
The Word Around Town...
Letters to our Editor
4 - June 27, 2014 | Salem Community Patriot
EARTH PRODUCTS, INC. EARTH PRODUCTS, INC. EARTH PRODUCTS, INC.
“Committed to Quality Dedicated to Service”
See our products online
at AcresEdge.com
Open to the Public. Licensed & Fully Insured
76 Bridge St, (Rt. 38) Pelham, NH
603-635-2400
W
e Deliver
Anywhere!
W
e Deliver
Anywhere!
Ronald Therriault Jr. Ronald Therriault Jr.

Special Contractor Pricing on Spring Essentials!
Take advantage of our June SALES!!
$35.00 per yard on hemlock
Save 10% on our unilock
classic paver line
FULLY INSURED leo@allinonepainting.net
Interior - Exterior
Powerwashing
Decks
Jeanne Shaheen’s Priorities are
New Hampshire’s Priorities
While U.S. Senator Scott Brown was doing his anti-
job creation act in Massachusetts during his partial term
after defeating Martha Coakley four years ago in their
special election for Ted Kennedy’s seat, our own New
Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen had already
begun amassing an impressive body of work that has
carried over throughout her entire Senate career.
Her legislative achievements benefting our veterans
include the Hire Heroes Act, which gives tax credits
to businesses who employ veterans; opening VAMC
in Manchester (in tandem with Kelly Ayotte), a new
VA center that will serve NH veterans, as well as
launching two new North Country clinics in Berlin
and Colebrook. She has also increased federal funding
for homeless veterans, led the charge to repeal already-
passed cuts to their retirement benefts, and expanded
mental healthcare and suicide prevention for our
National Guard members. Coming from a family with
a strong military background has obviously informed
Shaheen in the importance of giving an assist to this
often-neglected segment of our society.
On the local business and schooling fronts, Jeanne
Shaheen has with her eforts prevented online businesses
from forcing New Hampshire to collect out-of-state
Internet taxes, crafted the Small Business Act which
among other attributes cuts their ordinary levies as well
as extends their write-ofs for energy savings, increased
the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,730 for our
college students, and introduced STEM legislation, a
bipartisan act that helps pave the way for our students
to enter various science and technology felds. And she
also has been instrumental in continuing the ongoing
funding of our Route 93 widening project, a long-
needed roads amelioration if there ever was one.
Along with the ludicrousness of Brown’s claims to
have Granite Staters’ interests at heart (when most of
us realize that his candidacy is simply an accident of
geography), his behind-the-scenes activities should
also give our voters pause. On the political end, earlier
this year he disgracefully lobbied Senate Republicans
to flibuster the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy
Ef ciency bill that had already passed in the House
and was set to clear the Senate. Tis was a baldly
cynical ploy to deny Shaheen a richly-deserved
legislative victory in an election year. And he received
enough GOP support to procedurally kill the bill, a
noncontroversial one that would’ve given tax incentives
to businesses and commercial houses, created nearly
200,000 new jobs nationally, as well as saved the United
States over $16 billion in energy costs over the next 15
years. Tanks, Scott.
And the unraveling of Brown’s association with shady
Florida company Global Digital Solutions and ridding
himself of 1.5 million stock shares earlier this month
speaks for itself. Global Digital was originally founded
as a beauty products supplier in New Jersey, selling hair
spray, conditioners, and shampoos, before reinventing
itself in California as a wireless data enterprise, and
then resurfacing in 2013 as a West Palm Beach-based
frearms maker. He served as their “senior advisor”
despite the publicly traded company having no revenue,
trademarks, products or patents, boasting only a virtual
of ce space as a “location.” Tis makes the shadow
group eerily similar to all those comparably- insolvent
NASDAQ tech corporations that started and failed
within days and weeks back in the late 80s-early 90s,
taking billions of American investor’s dollars with
them. No wonder Brown spent about 2 seconds before
disavowing his part in the enterprise once it became
public knowledge, and one can only hope that all the
negative publicity will prevent any more investors/
gamblers from losing their nest eggs with that canard.
New Hampshire can’t allow an interloper like Scott
Brown to replace a true performer like Jeanne Shaheen,
who has had the backs of every Granite Stater for over
two decades as state senator, three-term governor and
current U.S. senator. She’s a true New Hampshirite,
who cares about and works for New Hampshirites.
William F. Klessens, Salem
Obfuscation Once Again
Don’t you love the way Obama can seize control
of the media to defect attention from disaster? After
weeks of facts which cast Obama and his administration
in a bad light there is a defection in progress. Releasing
the Gitmo 5 Terrorists to fght again with the Taliban,
suddenly pertinent emails from the IRS scandal are
“erased,” the food of illegal alien children over the
“closed” border being distributed around the country
illegally; the Marine seized in Mexico, and the new
round of suddenly “discovered” 3,200 emails about
Benghazi are just some of the news items plaguing
Obama. Te Ukraine is lost, Iraq is being thrown to the
wolves, and America is retreating on all fronts leaving
a vacuum to be flled by our enemies. Add to that the
incredible amounts of food infation happening in our
supermarket and his popularity is sinking like a stone.
Suddenly, after two years of ignoring him, Obama
seizes the much interviewed and quite open leader of
the Benghazi attack. Do you think it is to change the
discussion to his “success”? Why couldn’t it have been
done earlier? Simply because Obama wanted to use this
card at a point in time like this. Anything to get his
negative images of the main news and replace it with
some crap which really makes no diference. In the
case of the current Government Media love fest – they
always willingly gasp and portray the “victory” and
defect attention from all the failures.
Obama is a master propagandist if nothing else.
What do you think this “leader” of the attack will
now say? After all, the leader is a terrorist and they
are schooled to lie prolifcally to ensure the attacks
“succeed.” What if he now helps Obama, who has been
assisting the terrorists with weapons and other support
during the past two years and tells us it really WAS the
video that caused the attack? It makes sense
Obama will signal he will grant leniency to the
terrorist if he plays ball. How would we know? How
do we trust Obama at this point in anything he
says? He and his administration have been lying to
us all the time except for one statement – his plan to
‘fundamentally transform America.” It appears, from
the illegal alien invasion, bankrupting our taxpayers,
and corrupting the bureaucracy, his desire is to turn the
U.S. into a third world.
Bill Weimar, Salem
Spinning Art with a Patriotic Twist
Courtesy photo
Children in Mrs. Halloran’s summer art class at the Salem Boys & Girls Club enjoyed a spin art project on
June 24. Tere patriotic designs in red, white and blue were created in a lettuce spinner. Te children are
always enjoying art with a twist of originality from Mrs. Halloran.
submitted by Louise Landry, Derry Salem Elks
This past weekend the Derry Salem Elks celebrated Flag Day.
The day began with a flag retirement ceremony, followed by the
history of the American flag present by Nevin Parker. During this
presentation, each flag was displayed by the color guard, which
were the Boy Scouts from Troop 263 of Windham, four candidates
for membership into the Elks, and the Color Guard from JROTC from
Salem High. Kristen Olsen followed this the presentation of “Teach
Children the Flag” by Edgar Guert.
When the Flag Day celebration was complete, the Past Exalted
Association presented the following scholarships. The Joseph
Wagenback PER Scholarship was presented to Ashley Hugh
and Jeffrey LaRosa. The Eugene Lessard PER Scholarship was
awarded to Kaitlyn Heffernan, Megan Haworth, and Nicole Jean
Olson.
The JROTC then raised a new flag in front of the building to
complete the celebration.

Te color guard displays the fags
Joanne Baillargeon PER, Nichole Jean Olson, Ashley Hugh,
Kaitlyn Hefernan, and Roger Fredericks PER;
the other scholarship winners were unable to attend.
Courtesy photos
Derry Salem Elks Observes Flag Day
Barron Fifth Graders Celebrate
submitted by
Danielle Salvetti
Courtesy photo
Barron Class of 2014
celebrates the end of
elementary school.
Te Barron School 5th grade class ended their elementary years with a party
at the Boys & Girls Club on June 10.
Best of luck to all the students as they enter middle school.


Call 880-1516 or visit us at
www.areanewsgroup.com
We want you
to send us
the story.
WE WANT
TO SEND US
THE STORY
Call 880-1516
or visit
www.areanewsgroup.com
YOU
!



Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 5
DOUGLAS & JOHNSON
FUNERAL HOME, INC.
214 Main Street, Salem, NH
(603)898-8848
Susan Douglas Hopkins Robert S. Carrier
J.Tyler Douglas James L. Johnson(1959 - 2008)
www.douglasandjohnson.com
& Cremation Services
Errors: Te liability of the publisher on account of
errors in or omissions from any advertisement will in no
way exceed the amount of the charge for the space
occupied by the item in error, and then only for the frst
incorrect insertion. Advertisers should notify
management within three (3) business days if any error
occurs.
Published by Michael Elizabeth & Moore, Limited
Area News
Group
Area News
Group
Area News
Group
17 Executive Drive, Suite One,
Hudson, NH, 03051
news@areanewsgroup.com
Salem Community Patriot is an Area News Group Publication
Deadline for all materials is due Tuesday at noon, prior
to Friday edition.
Te Area News Group prints “Letters to the Editor” on
a space available basis, with preference to non-frequent
writers. Requests to withhold a writer’s name will be
honored at the discretion of the editor. Letters more than
600 words will be returned to sender.
Any article, “Letter to the Editor,” “Tumbs,” or
advertisement appearing in Area News Group papers are the
sole opinion of the writer(s) and does not necessarily refect
the opinion of the staf or ownership of the newspaper. We
reserve the right to edit or refuse ads, articles, or letters
deemed to be in bad taste.
areanewsgroup.com
Editor in Chief:
Len Lathrop
Advertising
Sales Representatives:
Michael Falzone
Sandy Russo
Ela Ramsey
Information Coordinator: Pat St. Cyr
Classifeds Manager: Laurie Warren
Proofreader: Susan Krzeminski
Graphic Designers:
Joanne Bergeron - Lead Designer
Diane Stangroom
Laurie Warren
Devin Swett Tiffany Sousa
880-1516 • Fax: 879-9707
Staff
Good for the Community
Your Hometown Community Calendar
Monday, June 30
Brush up on your game and get a Hole
In One with HYPE (Helping Young People
Excel) at 5:30 p.m. at the Windham
Country Club. A great night to networking
with other local young professionals while also
competing for the longest drive and a chipping
contest. There will be small group lessons,
appetizers, and a cash bar! Spaces are limited so
sign up at gshypeevents.eventbrite.com as soon as
possible.
Tuesday, July 1
The first half 2014 property tax bills are
due. Just a reminder that the Town Offices
will be open until 7 p.m. on Monday, June
30.
Thursday, July 3
Family Garden Drop In. Drop in and
tend the summer vegetable garden at
the Kelley Library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Families are encouraged to ‘adopt’ parts
of the garden to tend. Great opportunity for an
activity for the whole family - and at the end of
the summer you share in the crops! For further
information call or stop by the library. Contact
Brittany Tuttle, 898-7064 or btuttle@kelleylibrary.
org.
Friday, July 4 - Independence Day
4th of July Celebration at Salem High
School:
5 to 10 p.m. - Food concession
6 p.m. to dusk - Fire Safety Tours by Salem
Fire Department
6 to 8 p.m. - Games
6 to 9:30 p.m. - Entertainment
9:30 p.m. - Fireworks display (Rain Date: July
at 9:30 p.m.)
Monday, July 7
The Salem Depot Transportation
Museum will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. at
81 Main Street, Salem. Videos of Canobie
Lake Park, Rockingham Park and the
beginning of transportation in the Town of Salem.
Artifacts from restoring the depot are on display as
well as videos and books for sale. Any stories or
memorabilia is welcomed and would be added to
the History of Salem. Please remember the Salem
Meetinghouse at 310 Main St., Salem with two
floors of history and artifacts is open on Mondays,
2 to 5 p.m. Also, the one room schoolhouse No.
5 is also open for viewing. This schoolhouse was
restored to its original condition and shows how a
one room schoolhouse looks. Any questions, call
Beverly at 893-8882 and also Marie Cammaratta
will be at the depot.
Tuesday, July 8
Learn all about Falcons with local
Falconer Nancy Cowan at the Kelley
Library from 10 to 11 a.m. For children
aged 6 and up. Registration is required.
Contact Corrie Chiknas at 898-7064 or email
cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org.
July 10 thru August 21
2014 Summer Concert Series at the Field
of Dreams
50/50 raffles are held at each concert
and the proceeds go towards
the maintenance of the park and
playground. Thursday evening
concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday
afternoon concerts begin at 2 p.m.:
Thursday, July 10: Brandy (Variety)
Saturday, July 12: Good Mem’ries Big
Band (Big Band)
Thursday, July 17: The Gentlemen
(Folk/Alternative Rock)
Thursday, July 24: 4EverFab (Beatles
Cover)
Thursday, July 31: George Williams
Band (Blues/Classic Rock)
Saturday, August 2: Claytiles (Classic
Acoustic Rock)
Thursday, August 7: The Rooftop Five
(JazzFunk/Instrumental)
Thursday, August 14: The Salem Boyz
(Epic Classic Rock)
Thursday, August 21: Mink Hills
Band (Acoustic Bluegrass/Folk/Swing
Country)
Friday, July 11
Rockingham VNA and Hospice
sponsors Foot Care Clinics for individuals
60 years and older who are unable to
perform their own foot care at the Salem
Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way. Clients will
receive a basic nail trimming and foot assessment,
but no treatment of corns or calluses. Foot clinics
are staffed by a Registered Nurse. Blood pressure
check and health education are also provided.
Appointments are necessary for the foot clinics.
$35/visit. For further information or to schedule
an appointment call 580-6668.
Tuesday, July 15
Rockingham VNA and Hospice
sponsors the Salem Senior Center
Diabetes Support Group meeting from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Senior Center,
1 Sally Sweet Way. The facilitator will be Brenda
DeMaria RN, CDE. Call (800) 540-2981 for
further information.
will be on vacation beginning
Thursday, June 26
Offices will re-open
on Monday, July 7 at 9 a.m.
There will NOT be a July
newspaper until the18th
will be on vacation beginning
Thursday, June 26
Offices will re-open
on Monday, July 7 at 9 a.m.
There will NOT be a July
newspaper until the 18th
7
th
8
th
1
0
th
1
1
th
1
5
th
3
0
th
1
st
3
rd
4
th
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Recreation Director Chris Dillon plans to
construct a new pavilion at Hedgehog Park, but
community support will be needed to complete
the project.
The current restroom and warming shelter
facility is about 900 square feet, and the new
pavilion will triple that.
Dillon said the new facility will feature an
enclosed area and open picnic table shelter. A
concession stand, restrooms, and storage would
be constructed in the building, and the open roof
would cover picnic table seating for 100 people.
“The new rooftop is 3,264 square feet,” Dillon
told selectmen. “All of these elements are larger
than what’s out there now.”
But various
expenses have
increased the
project from
the originally
anticipated
cost between
$90,000 and
$250,000
with current
estimates
coming in at
$450,000.
Dillon said
the current
building is
connected
to electricity
through a
directly buried
wire, and
operates on a
well. Plans for
the new facility
would connect it to municipal water and burry
new electrical cables in conduit.
Dillon said the larger facility would mean more
function to the property and be a better asset for
the community.
Hedgehog Park has been undergoing changes
since Dillon started in his position. Trees were
removed to allow more sunlight to the park,
a skate park was installed on the front of the
property, a new playground was put in, and
additional parking added.
“It’s a very exciting project,” Dillon said. “This
will be an exciting addition to it.”
Even with the new gravel parking lot, the park
is becoming more utilized and parking continues
to be an issue. Selectman Stephen Campbell
questioned if future expansions to the lot would
be possible.
Dillon said after phase three is complete, phase
four will be to add basketball and tennis courts
along with more parking.
The work being done to the park is being
funded by private donations from the community.
Different levels of contributions are being
accepted for the project, and Dillon said, if an
individual or business were able to donate a
fourth of the project’s cost, they were working to
create naming rights for the pavilion.
Selectman Everett McBride asked Dillon to
look into using low-maintenance materials, and
Selectman James Keller suggested looking into
security for the building.
Dillon said he hopes to soon begin fundraising
for the project and start construction in 2015.
Recreation Director Chris Dillon stands by the aging warming shelter and restroom facility
at Hedgehog Park with plans for a new facility in hand.
Tese plans would triple the existing space and provide a pavilion area.
Community Support Needed for
New Hedgehog Park Pavilion
Staff photo by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
submitted by the Salem Police Department
The Salem Police Department is pleased to announce the schedule
and opening of the application process for the fifth annual Citizen
Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy continues to be made
possible due to a generous donation from the Salem Exchange Club.
The academy is open to residents of Salem over the age of 18 as
well as any Salem business owners. Classes will run on Tuesday
nights from September 9 until November 18. Most classes will be
held at the Salem Police Department between the hours of 6 and 9
p.m., with one Saturday class.
If you are interested in learning about law enforcement and getting
an inside look at the Salem Police Department then this class is
for you. Contact Lieutenant Joel Dolan at 893-1911 or jdolan@
salempd.com for more information and an application packet.
Applications may also be printed from the Salem Police Department
website, www.townofsalem.org. Due to limited space and high
demand, completed application packets must be submitted no later
than July 31.
Applications Being Accepted
for the Citizen Police Academy
Little Explorers go on Field Trip
Salem Boys & Girls Club Little Explorers Summer Camp go on a feld trip to the Boston Children’s Museum.
Preschool enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year is now open. Call 897-7709, ext. 33.
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
Ticket sales fundraisers helped local charities
submitted by Kimberly Mueller, Manchester Monarchs
The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, donated over $50,000 to local
non-profits through ticket fundraisers during the 2013-2014 season, Monarchs President Darren Abbott recently
announced.
During the 2013-2014 season, local charities enjoyed a night at a Monarchs game while they were raising
money for their worthy causes. Each ticket purchased by friends and family of the non-profit for a group outing at
a particular game, the Monarchs donated a portion of the ticket sale back to the charity.
Charitable groups attending the games could also participated in several different in-game elements, such as the
high-five tunnel, where they greeted the players as they entered the ice at the beginning of the game; held the big
American flag at center ice during the National Anthem; and assisted in selling Chuck-A-Pucks, all in an effort to
get the word about their non-profit out to the community and raise funds.
The $50,000 raised during last season helped over 75 different non-profit organizations. The top beneficiaries
of the Monarchs ticket fundraiser program include High Hopes Foundation, MDA of New Hampshire, YMCA of
Greater Manchester, ConVal High School Equestrian Team, American Cancer Society, Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network, Best Buddies, NH Conservation Officers Relief Association, Teen Challenge New England, Second Wind
Foundation, Corey A. Boivin Memorial Scholarship Fund, Windham PTA, and March of Dimes.
“Giving back to the Manchester community is a major focus for our organization,” said Abbott. “It is
rewarding to see that our games are not only entertaining for our fans, but also helps those that are in need in our
community.”
The Monarchs have several different ticket fundraisers available and will be able to find the best option for each
charity. Local non-profits can become involved in the Monarchs ticket fundraiser program for the 2014-2015
season by contacting the team’s front office at 626-7825.
Monarchs Donate $50K to Non-Profits
6 - June 27, 2014 | Salem Community Patriot
75
f
i
n
a
l

w
e
e
k
f
i
n
a
l

w
e
e
k
Sale Ends Sat., June 28
th
BUSINESS CLOSES!
www.SmilesByStiles.com
Quality,
personalized care
in a comfortable
and friendly
environment!
Beautiful Smiles
for a
We accept major credit cards and most insurances. *Applies to new and existing patients with this ad.
Meet our Doctors:
Lifetime!
Dr. Nicholas T. Papapetros, DMD
Dr. Paul F. Masterson, DDS
Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD
Accepting patients of all ages!
32 Stiles Road, Suite 205 • Salem, NH • 893.4538 • www.SmilesByStiles.com
Senior Safe Night Provides Entertaining Option
by Mike Vinci
The graduates of the Salem High School Class of 2014
congregated into their school after hours on Wednesday, June 11,
to spend more hours among the concrete and bricks that they have
come to know over the past four years. The only difference between
their arrival at the school at 6 p.m. and their typical days spent in the
school is that they all wanted to be there. The seniors were taking
part in the annual Senior Safe Night, which has been hosted at the
high school for more than 20 years. A cast of parental volunteers,
educators and representatives from the Salem Police Department
supervised the seniors and provided food and drinks throughout the
night.
Heidi Greenlaw, who has been a volunteer and part of the Senior
Safe Night committee almost since it began, understands why the
night is so special for the graduating students. She hustled up and
down the hallways of SHS, keeping everything in line and everyone
happy. Students began the night with snacks while they arrived, and
were given their yearbooks, some of which had been ordered within
the first days of the school year. Many seniors brought cameras of
their own and snapped pictures of their friends while signing each
other’s yearbooks.
Students could also purchase the video yearbook, which is
produced by Marty McCue’s TV II class, which consists almost
exclusively of seniors. The video project, which was spearheaded
this year by two seniors, Brennan Tremblay and Drew Moro, was
screened in the auditorium for the grads to watch for the first time
all together. The two were elected to the positions and were in
charge of helping the class write, direct and produce sketches and
videos which accounted for most of the video yearbook’s contents.
Earnings from the sales of the video yearbook were put toward
scholarships that Marty McCue established to help grads who are
moving into higher education in the coming year.
Brennan will continue his education at Fitchburg State College,
where both of his parents attended. When asked about the video
yearbook, which many seniors make their first priority to purchase
when they first arrive at the school for their 12-hour stay, Brennan
and Drew made it clear that it was
a group effort. “Everyone votes
on which skits are used, so as
many seniors can be involved as
possible,” Brennan replied over a
slice of pizza, which was provided
by many donating businesses in
the area. The video yearbook
has a different theme each year.
This year’s theme was a parody of
Netflix, and it is the first year that
the product is available for both
Blu-ray as well as DVD.
Several entertaining events took
place throughout the night to
keep the graduating seniors awake
and smiling. There was a photo
booth, an obstacle course and a
scavenger hunt which lasted the
whole evening. The Salem Police,
who operated the security for the
night, also hosted an educational
and involved activity that reinforced
to students the dangers of drunk driving. One of the most popular
annual events is the hypnotist/magician Marko who first amazed
students with magic while roaming the halls of SHS, then took the
stage to dazzle them further with his incredible hypnotic abilities.
Students who signed waivers were hypnotized on the spot and
helped Marko put on a memorable performance.
The night ended with a raffle where gift bags and prizes were
handed out to seniors who completed the scavenger hunt or were
lucky enough to have their tickets pulled and read aloud. The grand
prize each year for one lucky senior is a car which is on display for
the students near the front door of the school as they first enter for
the night. This year’s car was a Toyota Corolla which was beautifully
refurbished by Rockingham Toyota. It was not just the car that the
grads were in attendance for, however. Senior safe night has always
provided graduating students the opportunity to spend the night with
their entire class one last time before heading off for the summer and
onto their next adventure.
Salem High School Graduates Get Colorful
by Bob Gibs
Perhaps showing individuality is a sign of the times. Just look over the sea of caps
donned by the soon-to-be Salem High School graduates.
Gone are the endless solid white and blue on the traditional caps worn by all of the
students graduating from high school. Scattered among the traditional mortarboards are
the colorful personalized creations of the young people on their last day of high school.
Some of the caps have colorful, simple themes. Seen in the crowd were names like
Krystal, Tyler, Devin, and Tats. Initials such a HKW and BMY. As Brianna Marie Yazbek
stated, “It’s just my initials. So Mom and Dad can find me.”
Drawings of turtles, boats, rock bands, the names of colleges that will be attended next
year. All of these brought a sense of individuality to the display of young graduates.
Words of wisdom such as “So let it be written, so let it be done,” “We Made it!”,
“Adventure is out there,” “Dream the impossible, Seek the Unknown, Achieve Greatness”
sent emotions and thoughts out to fellow students.
Among the many colors and artistic statements, one student sported a full bejeweled
American flag, bringing patriotism to this special ceremony and a coming of age for these
young people.
Te grand prize of the night’s raf es was a car
refurbished by Rockingham Toyota.
Seniors Brennan Tremblay and
Drew Moro were in charge of the video
yearbook.
Teacher and volunteer Mike Courtois poses with
students who asked him to sign their yearbooks.
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

M
i
k
e

V
i
n
c
i
Staff photos by Bob Gibbs
Generic Filler for Patroit • Seasonal Filler for HLN & PWN
Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 7
Welcome to
our neighborhood.
Finance with Salem Co-operative Bank
and enjoy these great benefts:
• First Time Home Buyer Program
• Flexible down payment options
Stop by or call us
today and experience
what sets us apart!
Main ofce: 3 South Broadway | Salem, NH | (603) 893-3333
Methuen ofce: 284 Merrimack Street | Methuen, MA | (978) 682-1010
Visit us online at: www.salemcoop.com
Fixed Rate
No Points
30 Year
Interest
Rate
APR
Annual
Percentage
Rate
3.750%
3.782%
First Time
Home Buyer
$
1000
of* Closing
Costs!
Kim Kelley
Assistant Vice President
Mortgage Lending
NMLS License #689888
Sun He Gage
Mortgage Originator
Mortgage Lending
NMLS License #786166
SALEM CO-OPERATIVE BANK
NMLSR ID# 543601

*To qualify for $1000 of closing costs, you must be a frst-time home buyer.
Rates are subject to change without notice. APRs are based on a $100,000 loan
amount, 20%down for 30 years with 0 points, resulting in 360 monthly payments at
$4.631 per thousand borrowed. Does not include escrow. Payment amount will be
higher. $350.00 application fee and other closing costs apply. Some restrictions
apply. Subject to credit approval. Ofer subject to change without notice.
Botox Cosmetic
Juvederm XC
Laser Skin Treatments
Tattoo Removal
Pelleve Skin Tightening
HydraFacial MD
Aesthetic Skin Treatments
Jane Iredale Makeup
PCA Skin Care, Facials & Peels
Color Analysis

20% off to all
new clients who
present this ad
(not including injectibles)
David Bloom, DMD
New England Dental Arts
One Manor Parkway
Salem NH, 03079
Chat with Kristen today,
you’ll see we do things very diferently.
603-893-6120
www.newengland-dental arts.com
David Bloom DMD
Master Restorative Dentist and TMJ/Headache
Specialist -Top Dentist NH -5 years (2010-2014)
-We believe you should have access to world-class dental care.
Did you know Dr. Bloom photographs all of his work?
Let him show you through his own photography what he’s done
for others and what he can do for you.
Get Beautiful
Get Healthy
Get Beautiful
Get Healthy
It’s Senior Portrait Time
Seniors may be photographed
traditionally in our studio camera rooms
using portrait lighting and various studio
backgrounds or contemporarily outdoors
using natural light in our garden studio.
Book your session and be photographed
before August 15 to save 50% off your
portrait session fee, and receive a retouched
complimentary pose to be printed in your
yearbook. Sale ends July 15, 2014.
Haverhill
978-374-0371
Londonderry
603-434-9383
Nashua
603-882-0116
www.MarkLawrencePhotographers.com
EARLY BIRD
SPECIAL!
50% OFF
Young Salem Artists Displayed a Range of Styles and Perspectives
by AJ Dickinson
Step into a world of creativity. The Kelley
Library hosted its annual Salem School District art
show from May 28 through June 3. The art gallery
showing, which has been a tradition in Salem for
more than 20 years, featured work from every
school in the district.
Throughout the year teachers select pieces
ranging from photographs and graphite drawings
to paintings and collages. Many talented young
people represented the school district in style
with the variety of expressive perspectives in
their various and sometimes
personally unique media. A
lot of the younger artists who
presented work gave the high
school teachers a glance at the
wide array of talents their future
students possess. All of the
artists who had work on display
were encouraged to come and
talk about their work in this
professionally artistic setting.
Many of the young artists who
did attend the event could be
seen mingling among each
other talking to friends and
family about their inspiration
and creative process.
P
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

A
J

D
i
c
k
i
n
s
o
n
Sophia Tomasello, third
grade, Soule School.
Lauren Donahue, eighth grade
Brigette Gaughan, third grade, Lancaster School
A detail shot
of various work
Emily Marchand, Salem High School
Jetta Lima, Fisk School.
Kelsey Whipple, grade 10, Salem High School
“Thumbs down to Planning Board member
Ron Belanger and his complaint and request
for records about a local coffee shop on South
Broadway. What’s the matter your friends who
own all the Dunkin Donuts in town where
you’re camped out most days feeling a loss
because of this business. You are so unethical I
can’t believe you still get votes from people in
this town. Oh wait, favors. “
“Thumbs down to the Salem Putsch: Hitler
and Lenin would appreciate that Salem is
represented in the New Hampshire House by a
soviet, a committee of nine Tea Party groupies
elected by the entire town so that the putsch
is done and no one wonders what happened!
Why would anyone enter an election that would
have been designed by Hitler? “
“Thumbs down to the person who rambles
on about ‘Republican Chickenhawks.’ It seems
like tough talk but obviously this ‘person’
is not the sharpest knife in the drawer and
cannot formulate a coherent thought. Sgt.
Bergdahl is a ‘deserter’ and
labeling him correctly does
not cast dispersions on any
of our military. According to
his fellow soldiers, this idiot
walked away and for all we
know, the Taliban knew he
was coming. Fellow soldiers
gave up their lives looking for
this loser. Americans are not
cowards, as the ‘chickenhawk’
person contends. We
remember 9/11. Today, with
the five top terrorists released
so we could get Bergdahl
back coupled with Iraq going down the drain,
everyone should be afraid that the Taliban will
be coming after us once again. That’s common
sense - not cowardice.”
“Thumbs down to town selectmen. Removing
the ability of residents of Salem to dump a few
pieces of wood and debris at the transfer station
is a joke. I got my permit ($25) to dump up to
500 lbs. at the LL&s station this week. I had
two rotted fence posts, parts of a broken table
and some pieces of lumber cuts. I waited in
line 35 min. behind eight 16 wheelers loaded
with debris to weigh in. I dumped my small
load (about 30 lbs.) and thought this would be
deducted from the 500 lbs. I was told that the
permit was only good for one time. What a rip
off. Shame on Salem. Residents should be able
to dump small pieces at the transfer station as in
the past. Let Contractors who have large loads
and are being paid go to LL&s. Anyone else
out there fed up? Time to add it to the Town
Warrant to see how the residents feel. “
“Thumbs down to the
Landscaping company for
disrupting our peaceful Father’s
Day afternoon by showing
up at 1:30 in the afternoon to
mow my neighbor’s lawn.”
“Thumbs up to all those who
contributed to a successful
Senior Safe Night for Salem
High’s graduating students.
Thumbs up to the Salem
High custodians that went
above and beyond their
normal duties to help during
the Senior Safe Night event.
Thumbs up to the Senior Safe
Night Committee, SHS student
deans, Student council adviser,
Mr. Courtois, the student
council, and National Honor
Society students for all their
much appreciated help before,
during and after the Senior
Safe Night event. Thumbs up
to the portrait studio for their
generous donation for use of
the Photo Booth and film for
Senior Safe Night. Thumbs
up to the parents, friends,
neighbors, Salem Police Dept.
and Salem School District
Employees that volunteered
their time chaperoning,
donating food, drinks, gift
cards and prizes for Salem High’s Senior Safe
Night.”
“Thumbs Up for Salem High School Senior
Safe Night student volunteers; Jimmy Flynn,
Timmy, Logan Shore, Matthew Descoteaux,
Laura Perrault, Julie Appelstein, Amber
Chopelas, Olivia Mosto, Taylor Bramhall, Kat
Caron, Colleen Parisi, Mikey Parisi, Heather
Alfano, Michelle Rheaume, Daria Casazza,
Alehsandra Casazza and Alexa Loduca. Their
contribution helped make Senior Safe Night a
most memorable, successful event.”
“Thumbs up/Thumbs down. Thumbs up to
Canobie Lake for having a day where seniors
can go and enjoy the park on a beautiful spring
day, but thumbs way down to the ignorant
people that think it’s OK to have one person
stand in line for the boat ride and save a spot for
15 other people to come up at the last minute
and cut in front of everyone who was standing
in line. It’s not fair! If you want to ride on the
boat, or anything else. Stand in line and wait
your turn like the rest of us!”
“Thumbs down. Whose grand idea on the
planning board was it to put the new medical
building on Route 28 (North Broadway) so close
to the road without any green space in front -
looks awful and if you ever decide to widen the
road in future years - good luck. Even a small
grassed space with a tree or
two would have been better
than this - guess it’s another of
the triangle at South Broadway/
Lawrence Road intersection
which is also an eyesore!”
“Thumbs down to the
high school for charging the
underclassmen $5 to park
after the seniors were done
with school. This is a public
building and residents should
not have to pay to park there.
We gave you $70 million last
March and you still have to
nickel and dime us. Way to give back to the
people who have given you five renovations and
multi-year raises in the last few elections.”
“Thumbs up to Emily the manager at the
mall. When I did my walk she helped me set
it up. Also John and Roger. They are guards
but like my friends. Also Police Chief Donavan
and Officer Mike Geha for their great support.
Without all these great people I could not have
done my 26.2 mile walk.”
Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down? Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
Comments expressed in this column are the sole views of those callers and do not reflect the views of the Salem Community Patriot or its advertisers. Town and school officials encourage
readers to seek out assistance directly to resolve any problems or issues. The Salem Community Patriot editorial staff holds the right to refuse any comment deemed inappropriate.
Tank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs
up or down, are anonymous and not written by the
Salem Community Patriot staf. Tumbs comments
can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at
thumbs@areanewsgroup.com. When submitting a Tumbs
comment, please specify that you would like it printed
in the Salem Community Patriot. During the election
campaign, no comments will be allowed that are direct
endorsements or censure of candidates on the thumbs page.
No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to
the issue. Comments should be kept to 100 words or less.
Classifieds!
Classified Ad Rates: 1 week: $10.00 for 20 words or less. 4 weeks: $37.00 for 20 words or less. Additional words: .10 per word per week. (Maximum of 60 words). “Lost and Found” and
“Free Bee” ads run for one week at no charge. Deadline for placement is Tuesday at noon of the week you would like the ad to run. You may pay by cash, check (made out to Area News Group),
or credit card (Master Card or Visa, name, address, phone & card info. required) – no refunds. Ads paid by credit card can be faxed to 603-879-9707 or e-mailed to classifeds@areanewsgroup.com.
All other ads can be mailed or delivered to: Salem Community Patriot, 17 Executive Drive, Suite One, Hudson, NH 03051. Call 603-880-1516 for more information.
Buyer Be Aware: Te Area News Group supplies advertising space in good faith for our customers. However, occasionally an advertiser will require up front investment from the consumer.
We do not endorse or guarantee these or any advertisers’ claim. We encourage you to be a good consumer and do your homework before you invest/purchase any products or goods.
Scoop’s got your Scoop’s got your
AUTO/
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.
5/16, 5/30/14
2010 KAWASAKI NINJA
500 R. Brand new with only
8 miles on it! Call Michael at
603-893-0932. 6/27/14
CLEANING
C.P. CLEANING SERVICE.
“Where the owner is on
the job”. Carpet cleaning,
sanitizing, and deodorizing.
Of ce/janitorial. Floor
cleaning/recoating.
Experienced and insured.
Free estimates/no obligation.
Small jobs welcome.
800-221-4065,
603-893-8212. 5/30, 6/13/14
JN HOME CLEANING
SERVICES – Leave your
home smelling clean….
have good references .
Call Neide – 978-648-0542
or 603-321-3404. 5/2-7/18/14
MILENA’S QUALITY
Home Cleaning Service:
Personalized Home Cleaning,
Professional Of ce Cleaning,
Free Estimates & Excellent
References, Reliable &
Afordable Prices.
Don’t wait, make your
appointment today.
Call Andrea at 603-461-1137,
603-438-9533. 6/27, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15/14
HOUSE CLEANING
and Small Of ce Cleaning:
Experience, references, and
fully insured. Call Elias &
Elizabeth. 603-247-0152
6/13, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1/14
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.
6/27, 7/18/14
HEALTH
PHLEBOTOMY & SAFETY
TRAINING CENTER. Now
taking registrations for July
Phlebotomy classes.
Call 603-883-0306.
6/13-6/27/14
HELP WANTED
EXPERIENCED
LANDSCAPER WANTED.
Experience in mowing. Full
time, valid driver’s license
required. 603-883-1028
6/27/14
PART TIME FARM/
DRIVING HELP. Must be
over 18, have a clean driving
record and must have his
own car. Must be honest and
reliable. 3 written references
are required. Must be a non
smoker. Call Jean 889-4744.
6/27/14
HOME
IMPROVEMENT
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!


Chris Poole
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. 5/16, 5/30/14
1 COLLINS BROS.
PAINTING. Interior &
Exterior; Top quality work;
Afordable; Fully insured;
Free estimates; Excellent refs.
603-886-0668. 6/13, 6/27/14
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 613, 6/27/14
FULL SERVICE
REMODELING: Licensed,
insured, registered. Repairs/
additions. Roofng/Siding.
30 years experience. Formerly
with Tis Old House.
Competitive pricing. Walter,
603-661-6527. 6/27-7/25/14
JUNK REMOVAL
A’S UNWANTED scrap
metal, cars and trucks, lawn
tractors, washers and dryers,
hot-water tanks, etc. Free pick
up. Call Steve at 261-5452.
6/27-8/29/14
LANDSCAPING
ACCENT LAWN
Services - Spring Clean-ups,
Dethatching, Mow and
trim as low as $30.00. Free
Estimates. 603-890-1223.
4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30/14
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 Our Website at www.
JasonsAAALandscaping.com.
6/6-6/13/14
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. 4/4-10/24/14
EXPERIENCED
LANDSCAPER WANTED
Experience in mowing. Full
time, valid driver’s license
required. 603-883-1028
6/13/14
SERVICES
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.
6/13, 6/27/2014
THE FRUGAL
HANDYMAN. To Do Lists,
Decks Rebuilt, Regular Home
Maintenance, Any Home
Project, Small Jobs a Specialty,
Afordable Quality. Tanks for
Calling
John @ 603-275-9657
6/27-7/18/14
TREE SERVICES
BOUTIN TREE REMOVAL.
Specializing in hazardous tree
removal. Fully insured. Free
estimates and frewood for
sale. Call Daryl at
603-321-8768.
www.boutintreeremoval.com.
6/13, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1/14
HIGH VIEW TREE
SERVICE: Fully insured, free
estimates, 24-hour service.
Specializing in all aspects of
tree service.
Call Brownie, 603-546-3079
6/27,-7/18/14
WANTED
A’S UNWANTED scrap
metal, cars and trucks, lawn
tractors, washers and dryers,
hot-water tanks, etc. Free pick
up. Call Steve at 261-5452.
6/27-8/29/14
WASHING MACHINE
AND DRYER, refrigerators,
AC, lawn mower-tractors,
scrap metal, computers, hot
water tanks, dish washers,
VCR’s and most electronics.
Will pick up.
Call Sammy, 603-235-2648.
5/30-11/7/14
YARD/MOVING
SALES
HUGE 6 FAMILY SALE:
Saturday June 28 and Sunday
June 29 8am-2pm 61 Bear
Path Lane, Hudson (of Bush
Hill). No early birds, please.
6/27/14
Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 8

G
e
t

T
e S
c
o
o
p
!
Hudson Litchfield News-every Friday
Pelham Windham News-every other Friday
Salem Community Patriot-every other Friday
Call 603-880-1516
or Email Classifieds@AreaNewsGroup.com
Pick 1 Issue $10
Pick 2 Issues $15
Pick 3 Issues $20
ONLINE CLASSIFIED AD*
FREE!
*with Purchase of Print Classified $10.00
20 Words for
$
10
$AVE MONEY ON FUEL & HEAT
Dave Chadwick Home Heating Services
Tune-up your furnace or boiler NOW
and SAVE on next winter’s fuel bills
WE WORK ON ALL TYPES OF HEATING EQUIPMENT!
SERVICE • REPAIR • INSTALLATION • 24 HOURS/7 DAYS
27+ years of experience - Fully Insured
603-635-2012 603-204-8581
G
A
S O
IL
High Efciency Hot Water Boilers , Furnaces & Water Heaters
¬cn|cr l|-ccunl-
All Brands
Available
Some restrictions apply. Coupon must be
presented at purchase, one coupon per
person, vaild until 7/13/2014
Cobbetts Pond Plaza, 4 Cobbetts Pond Rd, Windham, NH
www.BlackMooseCountryStore.com
For A Chance To Win
A Gift Certifcate!
Like us on
30% off
Furniture & Shelves
Sat & Sun
10 - 5
Mon - Fri
11 - 5
20% off
Entire purchase of
regular priced items.
All American Self Storage All American Self Storage
255 Hampstead St., Methuen, Ma • 978-682-9800
Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border! Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border!
All American Self Storage
Customer Friendly Storage, Right at Salem’s Border!
Convenient location • All ground level units
Gated access • Well lit at night
Surveillance cameras on property
Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Help You
We are
Here to Help!
We are
Here to Help!
www.selfstoragemethuen.com
SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATIONS
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
40 Lowell Rd
Unit 7
Salem, NH
Thomas Buja
365-9927 ( c el l )
952-4876 (office)
www.tmbelectric.com
®
Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 9
Collins Dentistry
for Children
Great Job Grads!
100 Bridge Street, Pelham, NH
(603)635-1166

www.CollinsDentistry.com

Collins Dentistry
for Children
Great Job Grads!
100 Bridge Street, Pelham, NH
76 Allds St, Nashua, NH
(603)635-1166
www.CollinsDentistry.com

Collins Dentistry
for Children
Great Job Grads!
100 Bridge Street, Pelham, NH
(603)635-1166
www.CollinsDentistry.com
Congrats Grads!
James A. Santo, Agent
224 Main Street, Salem NH
603-890-6439
Fax: 603-890-6521
Jamie@Santoinsurance.com

www.santoinsurance.com
Your future starts today,
and we wish you all the best!
Congratulations, Graduates!
Home Center
&
898-5000
www.cyrlumber.com
An investment in
knowledge always pays
the best interest.
Congratulations
Class of 2014!
Main ofce: 3 South Broadway | Salem, NH | (603) 893-3333
Methuen ofce: 284 Merrimack Street | Methuen, MA | (978) 682-1010
Visit us online at: www.salemcoop.com
After the band played, the class valedictorians, four in all, were
given the floor to speak to their fellow graduates and all those
who attended. First was Brenna Blakslee, who spoke about all of
the major events that the average Salem High student experiences
throughout their time at the school. Next was Andria Auger, who
made reference to the fact that her graduating class got to attend
the school when the long-awaited renovation vote was finally
passed. She spoke with pride about how even though she and her
fellow 2014 classmates will not attend the school while it is being
worked on, she is none-the-less happy that she got to be part of the
movement that got the vote approved. Following Andria was Erika
Smith who gave a deeply personal speech about the people who
helped her and pushed her in her time in high school. She thanked
several people for helping her become the successful student she
is today. Finally, Charles Peters provided an insightful dialogue on
how the graduation ceremony represented not only an academic
achievement, but also signified the seniors’ growth as people. All
four valedictorian received booming applause from their peers and
audience members as they stepped off the stage and rejoined their
fellow grads.
As Tracy Collyer prepared to
bring Class President Kristen
Foster to the stage to give her
speech, she explained that well
over $6 million in grants and
scholarships had been awarded
to the class of 2014 as they
equipped themselves for their
years in higher education. The
impressive number was well
received by the audience, and
the students seemed genuinely
impressed with themselves.
Then Kristen took to the podium
with a speech she began working on
in February. She was welcomed by
gracious clapping from all around.
Before her speech, as she was with
the rest of her class in the larger gym
awaiting their guide marshals to bring
them to their seats, Kristen, who will attend Colby-Sawyer College
for childhood development, spoke about her role as class president.
“The president is like the voice of the class, so I’m just as much
delivering a message by the students as I am delivering a message
to them, in my speech.” When she began speaking, everyone was
paying close attention. She told personal
stories about how she made great
friends
in the
marching
band and
conveyed
words of
solidarity
with her
fellow
grads,
saying
that when
she first
arrived as
a freshman
at Salem
High, she
did not
expect to
be giving a
graduation
speech, but knew that she was “in it for the long haul.”
The ceremony, which began at 6 p.m., was over just past 8
p.m. and as everyone filed out of the high school, extra hugs and
congratulations were exchanged. For some of the attendees, this
would be the final time they were exiting the building that they had
been going to so regularly over the past four years. The seniors were
easy to pick out among the crowd as they had on either a blue or
white robe with the classic academic’s cap atop their heads, and as
they made their way outside, a chant was started, consisting of only
one word, “Seniors!” Congratulations to the graduating class of
2014.
SHS Graduation-continued from front page
Class President Kristen Foster joins Deb Wilmarsh,
class council adviser.
Hannah White, Tatiana Tisbert, Nicole Corriea, Krista DiLorenzo, Haley Kalil
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
The graduating class may have been smaller than that of
traditional students, but the excitement in the air was just as
powerful.
Hundreds of people packed the auditorium to cheer on family
and friends as they graduated from Salem High School’s School for
Continuing Education.
Nearly 60 graduates of all ages received their high school
diploma from Bryan Larson, dean of Continuing and Alternative
Education.
“I urge you to be courageous graduates, press on,” Larson said.
“The only thing stopping you is you.”
Graduate John Fitzgerald shared his
experience with high school, and the
reason he was graduating 32 years late.
“I was supposed to graduate in 1982,”
Fitzgerald said, adding he did not originally
graduate due to a lack of interest.
Fitzgerald went on to work at Market
Basket where he was promoted, but
started to become nervous about what
his managers would think about him not
having a high school diploma.
In 1990, Fitzgerald left the supermarket to
work for his family’s automotive business.
But it wasn’t until 2012 when his oldest
daughter was graduating from Salem High,
he realized he wanted his own diploma and
set a goal to earn it.
“Tonight I receive my diploma,” he said, emphasizing why he
went back to school. “It is something I wanted to do.”
Principal Tracy Collyer praised the graduates for choosing to
finish high school.
“The important thing is you’ve persevered and shown your
determination,” she said. “You never know what skills or
knowledge you are yet to acquire that will help you change the
world.”
Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty encouraged
graduates to make wise choices in life.
“Make sure you choose the right path,” he said. “The right path is
never broken for you.”
Delahanty said more than 30 percent of
adults don’t have a high school diploma,
which can be a challenge
in the workplace.
The superintendent told a story of Dick
Costolo who went to school for computer
science but after graduation went into
improvisational comedy. After a few years
in the field, Costolo went back to his major
and is now the CEO of Twitter.
He said it was important to work for
success. “Most of life is improvisation; we
make it up as we go along.”
Larson said Salem High School’s
Continuing Education program began to
help soldiers returning from Vietnam earn a
diploma.
Paul Montecalvo celebrates receiving his diploma from Salem High School.
SHS Continuing Education Graduates
Prove it’s Never too Late
2014 School of Continuing Education Graduate
John Fitzgerald speaks on his night school experience
and the reason he decided to receive his
high school diploma.
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

S
.

A
a
r
o
n

S
h
a
m
s
h
o
y
a
n
Graduate Austin Clark shakes hands with
Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty
before receiving his diploma.
Diana Martin hugs SHS Principal Tracy Collyer
before receiving her diploma from School Board
Chair Patricia Corbett.
Crystal Napoli leads the Pledge of Allegiance with Principal Tracy Collyer in foreground.
Graduation
Graduation Graduation
2014
2014 2014
10 - June 27, 2014 | Salem Community Patriot
By Jonathan Lee
603-890-9019
FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES
Residential & Commercial
Rubber (EPDM) Roofing
Fiberglass Shingles
Composite Shingles
Chimney Repair
603-235-5731
Interior & Exterior Painting
Interior Trim Work
Water Damage Repair
Wall & Ceiling Repair
Mortar Work
PREMIER ROOFING & PAINTING
www.premierroofingnh.com
51 Lake St, Nashua
www.joycecool.com
sales@joycecool.com
Sales:
603-882-4244
Service:
603-889-1991
LENNOX
TM

you had Air Conditioning
Stop wishing
you had Air Conditioning you had Air Conditioning
Stop wishing Stop wishing
www.CollinsDentistry.com
Collins
Dentistry
for
Children
Saturday Appointments • Emergency Appointments
Digital X-Rays • Nitrous Oxide Available • Hospital Dentistry
At Collins Dentistry for Children we
believe in prevention and early treatment
100 Bridge St. Pelham, NH • 635-1166
Comprehensive Preventive & Restorative Care 
in a Kid Friendly Environment
QR
Find
Us On
Facebook
SALEM, NH • 236 N. Broadway, Rte 28
See ALL our specials at:
www.shopmckinnons.com
603-894-6328
Anna's
IMPORTED PASTAS
99¢ 16oz.
Everyday Low!
Live & Kickin'
LOBSTERS
$5.79/lb.
Chix

24 Pack
POLAND SPRING
WATER
$2.99 limit 6


Hilldale - Presliced
WHITE AMERICAN
CHEESE
$2.99/lb.
HOME-STYLE POTATO,
MACARONI SALAD
or COLE SLAW
$1.99/lb.
Northwest
BING CHERRIES
$3.99/lb..
Fresh Cut
WATERMELON 1/4's
59¢/lb.
Family Pack - All Flavors
MARINATED BONELESS
CHICKEN BREAST
$3.99/lb.
USDA Choice - Not Skewered
MARINATED TOP
SIRLOIN KABOBS
$5.99/lb.
6 Pack - San Pellegrino
ITALIAN SODAS
$3.99
Sale Dates: Friday June 27, 2014 - Thursday July 10, 2014


F
R
I
,

S
A
T
,

S
U
N

O
N
L
Y
!



6
/
2
7
-
6
/
2
9

F
R
I
,

S
A
T
,

S
U
N

O
N
L
Y
!



6
/
2
7
-
6
/
2
9
W
e
r
e
s
e
r
v
e
t
h
e
r
ig
h
t
t
o
lim
it
q
u
a
n
t
it
ie
s
. E
B
T
, M
C
, V
IS
A
, A
M
E
X
, D
IS
C
O
V
E
R
a
c
c
e
p
t
e
d
. N
o
t
r
e
s
p
o
n
s
ib
le
fo
r
t
y
p
o
g
r
a
p
h
ic
a
l e
r
r
o
r
s
.
Utz
CLASSIC CHIPS
$1.88 10oz.
Save $2.41 - Excludes Kettle
Fresh Daily! - Family Pack
Hot, Sweet, Garlic & Cheese
ITALIAN SAUSAGES
$2.44/lb.
USDA Choice
BEEF TENDERLOIN
STEAK
$16.88/lb.
Southern
PEACHES
99¢/lb.



6/27 - 6/29. FRI, SAT & SUN ONLY!
6/27 - 6/29. FRI, SAT & SUN ONLY!
WOW!
Save
$1/lb.
Jumbo
WHITE EGGS
$1.49 doz.
limit 6

Wild
MAINE MUSSELS
$1.88/lb.

Market Offers Something for Everyone
submitted by Farmers Market
Chef Susan McLean
The summer season of
Salem NH Farmers Market
opened on Sunday, June 22,
coinciding with the first official
weekend of summer, naturally.
With more than 20 vendors,
there was something for
everyone and every appetite.
Live music by Cow Hampshire
Folk made you want to dust off
your boots and start tapping
your feet and the activity table
kept younger visitors busy
with planting carrot seeds.
Farmers’ offerings included
an array of greens, juicy
tomatoes, asparagus, crunchy
sugar snap peas, potatoes,
sweet strawberries, honey, raw
milks, yogurt, and cheeses galore.
New vendors included goat’s milk
and chevre, oyster mushrooms, and
whoopie pies. (Mine didn’t make it
home to share with the family…)
We served shoppers strawberry-
infused lemonade. Make your
favorite batch of lemonade in a large
glass serving container and simply
add fresh, hulled strawberries. The
gradation of color from red to yellow
gives the feeling of a gorgeous
summer sunrise. Hint: freeze the
strawberries first to act as ice cubes.
Grilling on summer weekends is
mandatory. There’s something about
seeing perfect grill marks or char just
makes my taste buds start dancing. I
love just about anything grilled. My
new grilled crushes include romaine,
asparagus and spring onions.
This week I decided to try grilled
farmers market wedge salad with homemade buttermilk blue cheese
dressing. If you’re not a fan of super smelly cheese, try Brookford Farm’s
version of blue cheese; you’ll be a convert. I use it for stuffed burgers, too.
Pick up grass-fed ground beef (and bacon) from the Market and grill up a
“wedge burger!” The thick dressing is a great substitute for ketchup. I’ve
been caught with a spoon in the jar.
Grilled romaine is trending big time. Any hearty green will
work too – try Savoy cabbage, bok choy, etc. Grilling boosts
the flavor. Be sure to brush a light amount of olive oil – you
want to keep the crunchy texture; too much oil will soften the
leaves.
Another new crush is grilled white or red spring onions,
which are onions that have not fully matured. They’ve have
been plentiful at the Market. They’re both savory and sweet
at the same time, and both the bulb and the stalks are edible.
Grilling intensifies the sweetness of their flavor profile. I
chop some of the greens to use as
garnish (scallions) but leave a few
inches intact for easy grilling. While
I added these to the wedge salad,
they’re great on their own.
Grilled asparagus spears aren’t
novel, but wrap them in bacon,
prosciutto or speck first, brush with
olive oil, season with salt and pepper
and you’ve got a smoky, salty treat
that your hubby’s golf buddies will
beg you to make for their next tee
time. The fresh asparagus bunch
from the Market didn’t last long
enough for Monday’s outing.
Play with your food. Mix up
ingredients. Try something new.
Talk to the farmers and vendors.
Stop by the information booth to say
hello. We’d love to see you.
Buy local. Eat local. Visit the
Salem NH Farmers Market on Sundays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted at
Lake Street Garden Center. Debit,
credit and EBT accepted. Visit us
online at SalemNHFarmersMarket.
org and like us on Facebook/
salemnhfarmersmarket.
Grilled Market Summer Wedge Salad
with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
What you need:
Dressing:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (substitute
with chevre, quark, sour cream or
crème fraiche)
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 lemon juiced
Freshly ground sea salt and black
pepper
Salad:
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
4 cooked ears of corn
2 romaine lettuce, cut in half
1 pint cherry tomatoes (red, yellow)
1 bunch spring (green) onion
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
What you do:
In medium bowl add buttermilk, blue cheese and extra virgin olive oil.
Mash together with fork to break up the cheese. Add lemon juice. Season
with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Trim greens of spring onions, leaving at least 3 inches of green, reserving
rest for future use.
Place tomatoes on skewers for easy grilling.
Brush corn, tomatoes and spring onion with extra virgin olive oil. Season
with salt and pepper. Grill until charring begins, rotating to get some char
on all sides.
Lightly brush romaine with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt
and pepper. Place cut side down and grill for about 3 minutes or until
leaves begin to char. Flip and repeat.
Remove vegetables from grill to assemble. Cut kernels from cob.
Slice spring onion into thin slices.
Place lettuce on plate, grilled
side up. Top with corn, onion,
tomatoes and bacon. Drizzle
with blue cheese dressing.
Recipes that prove
“local never tasted so good”.
Recipes that prove
“local never tasted so good”.
-supplied by Farmers Market Chef Susan McLean
-supplied by Farmers Market Chef Susan McLean
Try a grilled wedge this summer. Just add buttermilk blue cheese dressing.
Grilled spring onion is
another tasty option.
Courtesy photos
Salem Community Patriot | June 27, 2014 - 11
Genesse Auto Repair, Inc.
603-898-1899
Brakes - Tune ups  - Exhaust - Tires - Shocks - Batteries 
- Wheel Alignments - Air conditioning
NH State Inspections
40 Liberty St. - Salem, NH
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC All types of repairs
Our 30th Year!
FREE
Junk Car
Removal
FREE
Junk Car
Removal
FREE
Junk Car
Removal
425-2562
We Will Pay Up To $500
For Some Cars and Trucks!
Murray’s Auto
Recycling
55 Hall Rd. Londonderry, NH
Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
We Sell Parts
Please mention Area News Group Ad
One Industrial Drive
(Rt. 111, Hudson, NH
603-882-3400
www.3Dautoworks.com
One Industrial Drive
(Rt. 111, Hudson, NH
603-882-3400
www.3Dautoworks.com
Your BMW and MINI Service Alternative
603-553-9040
877-728-9593
www.insphereis.com/Karen.Archer
KA ARCHER

Personal Benefits Consultant
Karen A Archer
Independent Licensed Agent
Londonerry, NH
Life / Health / Dental / Long Term Care / Medicare / Disability
INSURANCE SOLUTIONS PROVIDED
LIFE - HEALTH - MEDICARE
Factory Trained Technicians
Factory Level Diagnostics
Bosch Authorized Automotive Service Center
We are Your Dealer Alternative
Loaner cars are available for every service
Conveniently located off Route 93 at Exit 2
Celebrating 30 Years
We don't just look different… We don't just look different…
We also serve as the Northeast Automotive Engineering Training Center
CARSinc.
www.carsincnh.com
INTERNATIONAL SALES & SERVICE
We are a Rare Breed in the Automotive Service Business
8 Raymond Ave, Salem • 603.893.3393
We are different.
“Kn w Y ur Car”
Monthly AUTO SECTION 
“Kn w Y ur Car”
Monthly AUTO SECTION 
“Kn w Y ur Car”
Monthly AUTO SECTION 
“Kn w Y ur Car”
Monthly AUTO SECTION 
Main ofce: 3 South Broadway | Salem, NH | (603) 893-3333
Methuen ofce: 284 Merrimack Street | Methuen, MA | (978) 682-1010
Visit us online at: www.salemcoop.com
We know that in today’s competitive business world, waiting
weeks on end for a commercial loan approval is not an option.
That’s why we are committed to making the lending process for
our customers, easy, straight forward and timely.
Stop by or call us today and let us put a
commercial loan in your hands.
*Subject to credit review.
Still waiting for your commercial loan approval?
If you banked with us, you’d
already have it.*
submitted by Nanci Carney
At the annual Rotary dinner,
Peter Rayno was recognized with
the Paul Harris fellowship. It is in
recognition of “exceptional service”
and is made when a club donates
$1,000 in the name of the individual
to the Rotary Foundation. The
Rotary Foundation supports the
efforts of Rotary International in the
achievement of world understanding
and peace through local, national and
international humanitarian, educational
and cultural programs. A portion of the
Rotary Foundation funds is returned to
the local clubs each year for service
projects. They have used the funds to
buy a freezer for a local food pantry,
donate AED devices to local schools,
and contribute to the Hedgehog park
redevelopment project.
submitted by St. Joseph Regional Catholic School
Noreen Marie McAloon will began as principal
of St. Joseph Regional Catholic School in Salem
on July 1. McAloon is a long-time elementary
and secondary school educator. She has taught
in Catholic schools in New Hampshire and New
York. She has experience as an assistant principal
and principal in the public sector. She also has
taught religious education classes for many
years in local parishes.
McAloon holds a Bachelor of Science
in elementary education, with a minor
in English, from St. John’s University
in New York. She earned a Master of
Science in reading from C.W. Post Center
of Long Island University. She also holds
a Certificate of Advanced Graduate
Study from Plymouth State University
and a Doctor of Education degree from
Argosy University, both in educational
leadership. She has received certification
as a superintendent, principal, reading
specialist, elementary school teacher, and
curriculum coordinator from
New Hampshire.
The first students for St. Joseph
Regional Catholic School were
welcomed in September of 1959
by two nuns belonging to the
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
The school building included
the auditorium, eight classrooms
on the main floor, and an
unfinished lower level. Only
two of the classrooms were used
initially for grades one and two,
but the plan was to open a new
grade each
year. This
happened
much
sooner than
expected,
and by 1963, one class for each of the eight
grades had been filled. The kindergarten and
preschool, which had been run by St. Joseph
Parish, became part of the school in 2011. For
more information about the mission, history and
programs at St. Joseph, go to the school’s website:
www.sjrcs.com.
submitted by Salem Animal Rescue League
My name is Simba and I’m here to add
color to your life! I’m a beautiful, three-year-
old Domestic Shorthair girl. I would prefer to
be an only cat but will happily co-exist with
another independent cat. So why not visit me
and see my beautiful markings as they are one
of a kind? Come meet Simba and the other
cats at the Salem Animal Rescue League during
our open hours: Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m.,
Thursday 2 to 7 p.m., and Friday, Saturday,
Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
submitted by the Boys & Girls
Club of Greater Salem
Once again, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Salem will partner with the Tuscan Kitchen and
offer an eight-week in-depth culinary instructional
program called the Junior Chef. Last year’s
program received the Boys & Girls Club’s Yankee
Chapter’s Program Award for Education and
Career Development.
Under the guidance of Chef Eddie Payne and
Owner Joe Faro, students will learn about kitchen
safety and cleanliness, food prep, bread baking,
pasta making, preparing the perfect entrée and
learning the art of creating a fabulous dessert.
Some classes will be taught at the club and some
will take place at the Tuscan Kitchen/Market.
Space is limited to 10 teens (ages 14-18) who
are motivated to learn every aspect of being a
successful chef.
Classes begin Wednesday, June 25 and may
vary on the time depending on the lesson plan.
To participate, contact Maria Camerlengo at
898-7709, ext. 20 or by email at mcamerlengo@
salembgc.org. All participants must be or become
club members. There is no cost for the program.
The club is located at 3 Geremonty Drive,
Salem. For additional information, visit their
website at www.salembgc.org. Great futures start
at the Boys & Girls Club.
Dwight Feeney, Nanci Carney and Peter Rayno,
recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship.
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
The Rotary Recognizes Peter Rayno
St. Joseph Regional Catholic
Welcomes New Principal
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
St. Joseph Regional Catholic School frst opened its doors in
September 1959 stafed by to two Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Simba & her Multi-colored Dreamcoat
C
o
u
r
t
e
s
y

p
h
o
t
o
Calling all Future Chefs
Max Wildfeuer, a participant of the Junior Chef Program
in 2013, now works at Tuscan Kitchen.
submitted by the Barron School
It has been a busy year in Kindergarten. The
students have worked hard in reading, writing,
math, phonics, and handwriting. They have
grown so much this year and have made many
new friends. Teachers and staff are proud of all
that they have accomplished this year.
This month Kindergarten celebrated the
end of the year with a special celebration and
performance for their families. Students learned
how to sing and sign five new songs. They were
very excited to perform these songs and be
recognized for all their hard work with a special
celebration. Thank you to all the family and
friends that attended this special day.
The students and staff are excited to participate
in our field day. They are looking forward to a day
of teamwork, challenge, and excitement.
The Barron staff wishes everyone a safe and fun
summer.
Heroes For June
First Grade: Aiden Hargreaves, Lucas
Lennerton, Carson Rocha, Camden Arbogast,
Jomar Berrios, Dylan Sullivan, Dominick Toscano,
Juan Crawford, Kayla Garcia, Jolie Traficante,
Enyor Valdez, Bernadette Rao and Riley O’Brien.
Second Grade: Gabby Fisher, Olivia Partridge,
Dylan Aliberti, Christian Karantonis, Madison
Doyle, Ava Perkins, Lily Ortiz, Olivia Marion,
Marissa Morales and Nolan Lumley.
Third Grade: Grace Kahn, Dominic Martino,
Keira Garcia, Isabella Sangermano, Emalyn
Jaime, Sophie LaBrecque, Arianna Merrill, Joshua
Mangion and Elisabeth Bamford
Fourth Grade: Daisy Cruz, Joah Debrocke,
Andrew Donovan, Ava Beshara, Emily Plante,
Anastasia Rao, Elias Saab and Andrea Sperl
Fifth Grade: Madison Burns, Emma Davis,
Brianna Fay, Michael Goncalves, Jessica Laliberte,
Luz Alvarez, Estheban Ceballo, Shanon Jahm, Josh
Morasse, John Nelson, Alex Roy, Holly Weiland,
Ceyara Mustapha, Gage Bjork-Welch, Alyssa
Cloutier and Angelina Fichera.
Wishing All a Safe and Fun Summer
Sports
Sports Sports
Salem Patriot
Salem Patriot Salem Patriot Salem Patriot
Sports
Sports Sports
Salem Patriot
Salem Patriot Salem Patriot Salem Patriot
12 - June 27, 2014
Main ofce: 3 South Broadway | Salem, NH | (603) 893-3333
Methuen ofce: 284 Merrimack Street | Methuen, MA | (978) 682-1010
Visit us online at: www.salemcoop.com
That’s why we ofer Totally Free Checking!
NO Debit Card Fees • NO fees for ATM usage*
NO minimum balance requirements • NO monthly service charges
NO Paper Statement Fees • And much more...
Stop by or call us today for more
information on how we may
compliment your existing
banking relationship.
Other banks
focus on adding fees.
We focus on adding customers...
*For transactions made within the SUM Program.
Call Mike 
429-0328 
or 
Cell: 494-8761 
"People Look Up To Us" 
Over
35 Years
Experience
HIGH + DRY ROOFING
Free Estimate
Fully Insured
Great Yards Start Here.
898-2236
Call

Screened Loam, Round Stone, Sand, Gravel, Bark Mulch
Pick up or Delivery
SALEM/WINDHAM APPRECIATION DAY
WED, JULY 9th - ADMISSION ONLY $15
With proof of residency for all ages in Windham or Salem, NH
(report cards/library cards recommended for school-age children).
Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, priced pass or promotion.
•FREE PARKING!•
P
ro
fe
ssio
n
a
l trib
u
te
a
rtists
LIVE Tribute
Shows Now
Appearing!
See canobie.com
for show hours
and info.
OPEN DAILY!
All live shows, plus Castaway
Island Water Play Complex,
included with admission!
(Castaway open weather permitting)
Discount coupons available
at participating McDonald’s
®
,
Market Basket
®
, Tedeschi
®
Food Shops and Rite Aid
®
locations while supplies last.
See canobie.com for details.
FIREWORKS!
July 3, 4, & 5! 9:30 pm (weather permitting)
Boys Volleyball Claims Tenth Straight Title
by Jacob Gagnon
It has been a decade of dominance for the
Salem High School boys’ Volleyball program.
The Blue Devils, who earned the first seed
in the NHIAA Division I Championship
Tournament with a 15-1 regular season, set out
to score their tenth straight state championship
this postseason.
The quest for the tenth began in the
quarterfinal round on Tuesday, June 10. After
a preliminary round bye, Salem hosted the
eighth-seeded John Stark Regional High
School. The Blue Devils cruised to a 3-0
victory (25-23, 25-22, 25-18) to advance to the
semi-final round of the tournament.
Pat Frydryck led with 10 kills in the contest.
Danny Nugent scored 13 service points and
had five blocks. Jacob Slepian collected 26
assists while teammate Darren Righini finished
with 25 digs.
In the semifinal round, Salem got the
opportunity to avenge their sole loss of the
regular season. On Tuesday, May 27, Pinkerton
Academy had upset Salem, defeating the Blue
Devils in three straight sets. The Blue Devils
were a different breed of beast in the postseason,
however, and the Astros were about to find that
out.
The fourth-seeded Pinkerton met Salem in the
semifinal round on Thursday, June 12 at Nashua
North High School. Salem dismantled the Astros
in three sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) to return, once
again, to the finals.
Frydryck scored 12 kills. Charles Peters had
seven kills with four blocks. Matthew Lavasseur
also recorded four blocks in the contest. Slepian
collected an amazing 30 assists while Righini
finished with an equally impressive 30 digs.
Colton Burnham scored nine service points in the
game.
In the championship match, the Blue Devils
faced Timberlane Regional High School. Like
nine consecutive squads before them, the third-
seeded Owls could not overcome Salem in the
finals. The Blue Devils won their tenth straight
title with a 3-1 victory (25-19, 28-26, 17-25, 25-
22).
Nugent led with 16 kills while
Frydryck had 14 kills. Slepian finished with 38
assists and 21 digs. Righini collected 27 digs,
while Burnham and Lavasseur earned four blocks
apiece.
The honors continued for Salem as five players
were named to the New Hampshire All-State
team. Righini was named First Team All-State.
Frydryck, Burnham, Peters, and Slepian were
named to the Second Team All-
State. Head Coach John Roemer
earned the 2014 Coach of the
Year Award.
The question arises following every
championship victory: Will the Blue Devils lose
their motivation to continue their dominance? The
answer, for the last decade, has been a resounding
no. Each new Blue Devils team seems to be
hungrier for success than the one before.
Lacrosse Squad’s Ouellet
Earns All-state Honors
Softball Players Collect
Postseason Awards
by Jacob Gagnon
While the Salem High School Softball team
fell short of their state championship aspirations,
the Blue Devils’ terrific season was recognized
with postseason honors for some of their most
outstanding players.
The Salem High School spring awards were
given to the Blue Devil seniors who have led the
squad over the last couple of seasons. Rachel
Denning received the Coaches Award. Brittany
Wallace and Amanda Bickford both claimed the
Most Valuable Player Award. Meaghan Williams
received the Sportsmanship Award.
Three Salem players were named to the New
Hampshire All-State teams. Rachel Towler was
named to Third Team All-State as a pitcher. Both
Wallace and Bickford received First Team All-State
Honors; Wallace as a catcher and Bickford in the
outfield. While the laurels do not make up for
their disappointing finish, the honors prove just
how special this Salem Softball squad has been.
by Jacob Gagnon
It was a season of peaks
and valleys for the Salem
High School boys’
Lacrosse team.
Head Coach Robert
“Ruppy” Hailey
took to the helm
of the Blue Devils
squad hoping to
change culture
of a perpetually
struggling program.
While Salem did not
make the postseason
tournament, their vast
improvements lend hope
to the future of the team.
The squad improved
to 5-13 this season
compared to 4-12 last
year. One of the team’s
biggest accomplishments of the 2014 season for the program was
the success of four-year varsity midfielder Oliver Ouellet. Ouellet,
who has served as a Blue Devils captain over the last two seasons,
had the strongest season of his career under Hailey’s guidance and
with the help of his teammates.
This season, Ouellet scored 21 goals with 19
assists for a total of 40 points in 18 games.
Following the close of the regular season,
Ouellet was selected to represent New
Hampshire in the 22nd annual Hanover
Lion’s “Byrne Cup” New Hampshire/
Vermont All-Star game on Saturday,
June 21 at Hanover High School.
Ouellet was also named Division
I Second Team All-State after his
terrific season.
Ouellet has been just as valuable
to the Blue Devils off the field as on.
“He has been a leader both on and off
the field and a person that everyone looks
up to,”
said Hailey.
Ouellet’s leadership
will have lasting effects
on future Salem squads. Ouellet
will don a new jersey next
season as he will compete in the
NCAA Division II Northeast 10
Conference as a member of the
St. Anselm Hawks in the college
ranks.
Te Blue Devils captured their tenth straight state title on Saturday.
Salem’s Darren Righini records a dig in the fnal match against Timberlane.
Righini collected 27 digs in the championship game.
S
t
a
f
f

p
h
o
t
o
s

b
y

M
a
r
c

A
y
o
t
t
e
courtesy
photo
Ouellet, in blue,
defends against an Exeter player.