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Nicole Jacques touched the
lives of many people during
her short 14 years. The
former Hudson Litchfield
Bears’ cheerleader
was remembered by
her family on August
26 during a memorial
service at Hudson
Memorial Middle School
where she attended
eighth grade last year.
Certainly dedicated to
the Bears, Nicole was
considered a cheerleader
off the field as well. Her
positive and enthusiastic attitude
was evident to all who knew her.
Nicole was 14 when she passed
away the morning of May 29 after a
difficult battle with a rare form of liver cancer.
As music played, a member from each of the teams was
asked to pour sand, colored blue and white, to symbolize the
Bears’ family uniting together in remembrance of Nicole.
“Nicole touched so many in her short time with us,” said Kelly Champagne,
president of the Hudson Litchfield Bears. “I so often hear people sharing memories
about Nicole and the one thing that stands out to me is how people talk about
her smile and her gentle personality. She was the girl that lit up a room when she
walked in.”
One of Nicole’s good friends, Kirsten Rourke, was a fellow Bears’ cheerleader and
currently a student demonstrator for the Division 12 team. During the memorial,
Kirsten read a poem and shared her thoughts about Nicole:
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in silence; we often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame, with which we we’ll
never part.
Angels, you in their keeping; we have you in our hearts.
Next, Kirsten told those in attendance that the
Hudson Litchfield Bears will start an academic
scholarship this season in Nicole’s memory. The
Bears will contribute $250 toward a $500 bond
each year to fund a scholarship in her name.
This annual scholarship will be awarded
by the state to any child in the NH Youth
Football & Spirit Conference organization,
not only Hudson or Litchfield.
Two symbols have been added to the
Bears’ uniforms: a number 27 and an NJ
embroidered on the cheer skirts, on the
football players’ helmets and on the board
members’/coaches’ shirts. The number 27
is in remembrance of Zachary Tompkins – a
player the Bears lost on March 8, 2010. The
NJ is in memory of Nicole Jacques.
“Both were young, athletic, and vibrant
members of our families before they were taken
too soon,” Kirsten said. “Please continue to remember
these two angels each and every time you see these symbols
– as they will always be our friends – always be Hudson
Litchfield Bears – always be our family.”
Remembering

Nicole
Jacques seen
in her Bears’
cheer uniform
Sand ceremony
Alvirne High School Fire:
by Tom Tollefson
Tragedies stick with you. Even years after the
damage has been cleaned up, the memories remain.
Anyone who was there for the Alvirne fire still
remembers it vividly even as its 40th anniversary
approaches. The glare of the flames, stench of smoke
hanging heavy in the air, and the reconstruction are
memories that will be forever locked in the minds of
residents who were in Hudson at the time. It’s not only
a story about the largest school fire in New Hampshire
history, it’s a tale of triumph as a community came
together to make the best of a tough situation and see
the reconstruction completed in only a year. These
moments and details both bad and good are best told
through the words of those who experienced them
firsthand.
Mostly everyone you ask about the fire will
describe it as “horrifying” and “overwhelming.” No
one ever expected to see the town’s largest school
building exploding in flames and searing smoke, but
it happened. In the early morning hours of Sunday,
September 8, 1974, just a few days into the new school
year, Hudson Selectman Stanley Alukonis happened to
be driving by when he saw the flames and made the
emergency call.
“The emergency call went to Nashua and they sent
a fire truck to Nashua High and found nothing. Then
they saw the sky was lit up by Hudson. They notified
Hudson to check their high school,” said Hudson
firefighter Lieutenant Harry Chesnulevich, who became
one of the first responders at the scene.
Chesnulevich was one of the first firefighters to
receive the call through Kelly Answering Service,
which helped the fire department receive emergency
calls at the time. He ran down the street from his
home on Library Street to the Leonard Smith Fire
Station and jumped into a fire truck and was on his
way to Alvirne. Only minutes after the emergency call
came in, his truck was the first one to arrive on the
scene. Dozens of other fire trucks were close behind
and tore into the parking lot of the high school with all
sirens blaring.
“When we got to around where True Value was we
saw the glow in the sky. Upon pulling up in front of
the school we saw the cupola (dome structure) had
collapsed onto the first floor,” he said about first seeing
the flames. “The school was pretty much engulfed.”
Another historic moment Chesnulevich and many
others recall is Fire Chief Frank Nutting, Jr.’s speedy
ride. Nutting was on vacation in Wells, Maine at
the time, but still made it to the fire scene in only 45
minutes from the time he received the call.
Many residents heard the sirens and noise and
gathered to see what was happening.
“I was impressed that morning when I got up there
at about 5 a.m. in the morning and there were town’s
people already up there,” said Peter Dolloff, Hudson
superintendent at that time. “It was stunning to look
up and see that building on fire. You would think it
would be somewhat fireproof with a brick building, but
it didn’t have fire stops and the fire just raced through
the attic from one end to the other.”
Not long after arriving, word went out to the
firefighters to stay out of the building.
“We had thoughts of going into the building and
stopping the spread of the fire to the north end, but
upon finding a crack on the roof edge, we were told
no one was going into the building because it could
collapse,” Chesnulevich said. “I looked and said
we aren’t going to save anything here so we’ll just
surround and drown. I had my crew more or less
protect the office area.”
Alvirne High School, September 8, 1974
continued to page 14- Alvirne Fire
A Tragedy Turned Triumph
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Local residents were named to the Dean’s List at
the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for the spring
semester. Among those recognized for achieving
academic distinction are Hudson residents Stephen
Bosjlie, majoring in exercise physiology; Taylor Boulia,
majoring in psychology; Erik Celani, majoring in electrical
engineering; Courtney Clark, majoring in psychology;
Anthony Condo, majoring in music business; Kathryn
Donovan, majoring in nursing; Jacob Drury, majoring
in mechanical engineering; Mary Femling, majoring
in criminal justice; Jacob Galloway, majoring in music
studies; Alyssa Higgins, majoring in history; Paul Karanja,
majoring in clinical lab sciences; Justine Kashulines,
majoring in fine arts; Connor Kennedy, majoring in
chemical engineering; Muhammed Khalid, majoring
in computer engineering; Cody Langlois, majoring in
plastics engineering; Yehya Merhi, majoring in mechanical
engineering; Adam Nardelli, majoring in exercise
physiology; Donald Needham, majoring in mechanical
engineering; Derek Nickerson, majoring in business
administration; Francis O’Hearn, majoring in criminal
justice; Marcialiced Pinzon, majoring in mathematics;
Jeremy Poulin, majoring in computer science; Nicole
Quadros, majoring in nursing; Joshua Rondeau, majoring
in fine arts; Michael Sirvydas, majoring in computer
engineering; Victoria Susi, majoring in business
administration; Ryan Teague, majoring in clinical
lab sciences; Talbot Westhoff, majoring in computer
engineering and Litchfield residents Amanda Ledoux,
majoring in exercise physiology and Ashley O’Keefe,
majoring in psychology.
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The Litchfield Women’s Club kicks off a new year of community
service, scholarship and friendship on Tuesday, September 9, with a
wine and cheese social at their annual membership meeting at Stage
Crossing Clubhouse at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to club members
and any Litchfield woman with an interest in service initiatives and
social events. The club provides an excellent opportunity to learn more
about what’s happening in Litchfield, get involved in service projects to
benefit the community and make some new friends.
Events throughout the year include the LWC annual blood drive,
roadside cleanup, Santa’s Workshop, the Easter Bunny breakfast,
Meet the Candidates and more. There are several Ladies Night Out
events throughout the year as well as club socials. LWC provides a
newcomer’s guide for new residents to Litchfield, which is available at
the Litchfield Town Hall and Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.
The Litchfield Women’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m., with meetings in October, November, February,
March, April and May at the Litchfield Middle School Library. In
September and December, the club hosts social events at Stage Crossing
Clubhouse and June brings the annual year-end dinner out at a local
restaurant.
Throughout the year, the Litchfield Women’s Club assists the
community through donations to families in need, donations to the
town’s food pantry and to Litchfield schools and Aaron Cutler Memorial
Library. Each spring, the club awards academic scholarships to
graduating Litchfield seniors going on to further their education. To
date, the club has awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships and
more than $30,000 in community donations throughout the years.
The LWC board for 2014-2015 includes Charlotte Williams and
Pamme Boutselis, co-presidents; Barb Gilbert, treasurer; Nancy
Huggins, secretary; Robin Deschene, membership; Jean White, social;
Terry Foerst, sunshine; and LeeAnn York, Newcomer’s Guide.
To learn more about the Litchfield Women’s Club, e-mail
litchfieldwomensclub@gmail.com or visit the club’s Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldWomensClub.
Litchfeld Women’s Club
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submitted by Benjamin Dibble
The Cub Scout Packs in Hudson are fishing for new recruits
Sunday, Sept. 14 at “Fishing for Fun” derby. The Hudson Fish &
Game has graciously let the Cubs fish in their pond from 7 a.m.
until 9:30 pm to have fun, learn to fish, and have fun! (Yes, I said
‘fun’ twice, because Cub Scouts is all about having fun!)
Bring your own pole, and a parent to the HF&G location at 53
Pine Road. The fishing will be strictly catch (quick photo!) and
release using barbless hooks. Barbless hooks don’t injure the fish,
and they get released very quickly. You can use a pair of pliers to
crimp the barb, and it quickly makes your hook safe for this event.
(A note for moms: barbless hooks are safer for those fishing too! You
don’t have to worry about your husband coming home with another
hook in him.) Come on time,7 a.m., because we must be done at
9:30 when the normal HF&G activities will start.
Cub Scouts is for boys ages 6-11, or grades first through fifth, and
provides a safe, family-friendly, fun program that teaches citizenship,
first aid, and many other life skills. The three “packs” are in the
South where Pack 252 is located. Pack 252 meets weekly, mostly on
Tuesdays, and once per month at St. Kathryn Church. Pack 20 is the
‘middle’ pack that meets on Mondays, with a monthly pack meeting
at Nottingham West. The third pack, Pack 21, meets
on Tuesdays in the northern part of town, with their
monthly meeting at Hills Garrison.
Joining is really easy, just pick the night that works
best for you, Monday (Pack 20), or Tuesday ( Pack
252 or 21), or location: North P21, Middle P20,
or South P252. Then e-mail the “Cubmaster” for
more info: Pack 20 cubmaster@pack20hudson.
org ; Pack 21 pack21cubmaster@yahoo.com;
Pack 252 pack252hudson.scoutlander.com for more information.
Or go to www.BeAScout.org or just join us for a great morning
fishing! (No rain date.)
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The Hudson Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle
break-ins. In the past week, dozens of cars were either gone through
or had items stolen from them in Hudson. This took place over several
nights. A victim had a surveillance camera set up pointing at the
driveway and caught an image of one of the suspects. There were
other suspects in the
background of the photo;
however, so suspect
could not be seen clearly
in the video. If anyone
can identify the person
in the photograph taken
from the video you are
asked to call the Hudson
Police Department at 886-
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A Port-a-Tank was set up in front of
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buckets of ice were added. Chief Buxton
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stating that the Relief Association and the
Professional Firefighter Association each
were donating $101 to the ALS cause. In
addition, the HFD challenged Litchfield,
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As he returned to the Port-a-Tank, Chief
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Is it our government’s
fault? If you have problems
with government, look in the
mirror - did you vote in the last
elections? Politicians need to
be held accountable and the only way to do that is to vote. Tell
the incumbents that you won’t return them to office and/or let the
newcomers know that you don’t agree with what they stand for.
Tuesday September 9, is the primary election where the ballots
for the general elections are established. Yes, you can’t vote for
everyone or should I say vote against anyone, if you’re not affiliated
with one of the major parties, the Democrat or Republican. You have
to choose a ballot, which you can do at the polls. And remember
that if you want to be an undeclared voter you have to be undeclared
after the election, or you become a party member, not a bad thing
because at least your voting.
Yes, you can look in the mirror and say “I voted. I am letting
government know what I want.” Can one vote change anything in
Washington? There is no way of knowing, but, in this primary, one of
the races you are deciding is for state representation. Both Hudson
and Pelham are in the same district; on the Republican ticket there
are 15 candidates for 11 seats, on the Democratic ballot there are
only eight for the 11 seats, so you could write in your own family
and friends. The biggest race across the state is for the U.S. Senate
seat as there are 10 names for one seat on the GOP ballet and the
incumbent Jeanne Shaheen on the Democratic ballot.
Now, if you’re now totally confused, go to SOS.NH.GOV and
find the “Sample Ballot” and then choose your town for the ballot
that you will be handed on primary day. Every ballot in every
town is different as New Hampshire senators and representatives
have different districts; only the candidates for governor and U.S.
senator are the same as even the U.S. Congress representative can
be different as there are two NH districts for that seat. And don’t ask
me to explain why the candidates are listed in different alphabetical
order in each town, for that explanation visit RSA 656:5-a. And you
still won’t really know.
Enough about voting. I get to push you to the polls three times in
some even numbered years like this year 2014. Did you miss the
local election last March (have you seen what the selectmen and
school board have done this year) and only once for the town ballot
in odd number years like 2015. Think ahead to 2016; that’s when
you get to elect a new president.
Remember I asked if you’re happy in the title of this editorial.
Don’t forget that the local government is always looking for people to
serve on local boards and committees. Someone once said, “Don’t
complain if you are not involved.” Stand up and do what you can.
Editorial Editorial
Are You Tired, Broken,
Unhappy and just
Scared of the Future?
A Pig in a Poke
Tis was a late middle age con trick, whereby someone would advertise
they were selling a piglet in a closed bag, but in reality a cat or dog. Tis
is also an idiom for voting for someone without a history. What are you
really going to get? Tere are people running in this primary that have no
record or history, no way that you can really know where the individual
stands on the issues other than their words. Has the candidate ever held any
other political ofce, such as selectman, budget committee, school board,
etc. Does the candidate even have any other record, for example a business
record, that can be looked it? For state rep has the candidate ever had any
local government or community involvement? So one needs to ask, are we
buying a pig in a poke? Another idiom comes to mind, talk is cheap. From
the governor’s race on down to your local state rep, who has the verifable
record? Who has just the words? Who has the better or longer record? Two
people running for Executive Council, one with an outstanding record,
and one with just words. In the important state rep races, check out the
candidates, who has a record, who has served the community, who has never
done anything, but want you to believe their words. Again, talk is cheap.
We’ve seen this in the past, people running for ofce, saying one thing, and
then doing the opposite. History is more important than words. Questions
you should ask yourself before voting.
Ralph G. Boehm, Litchfeld
Taking Action with Memorial
Softball Tournament
Cancer afects so many people in all of our lives. It leaves quite the wake
of emotions, fear, sadness, helplessness, and sometimes, if we are lucky,
triumph. I lost a fellow team mate to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on August 8,
2012. Many people in this community rallied around her (she was a 1999
Alvirne Graduate) and her son. We all fought for her, tried to keep hope in
the fght. Prayed that she would be able to fght like a girl and win. Tat was
not to be. Two years later, I still wonder what more could have been done.
Tis year, we decided to take action. On Saturday, September 13, I am
hosting the frst annual softball tournament in Amiee’s name. All registration
fees are being donated to LLS in Amiee’s memory (September 12 was her
birthday). So, what does this have to do with you? Come watch! We will
have Be the Match there for those interested in becoming a bone marrow
donor, a 50/50 rafe, and lots and lots of softball!
Interested in playing? E-mail Jessie at: jrdejackome@gmail.com for more
information (co-ed teams $150 entry fee brackets close Monday 9/8). Also
looking for volunteer umpires to help out! Please come and support our
fght to keep hope alive.
Jessie DeJackome, Hudson
Welcome Students to Civics
and Social Studies 101
Tis is your frst day of one of the most important classes you will take
this year, Civics and Social Studies 101. I have unexpectedly and suddenly
had to change today’s introduction class because of the recent developments
in the Market Basket settlement of the dispute between the powerful owners
group family members and the very popular Artie T. You are likely sitting
there wondering why is Mr. G. including the Market Basket protests and the
very positive outcome, as an example for a Civics and Social Studies class; so
let me save you a lot of time wracking your brains on what I’m trying to get
at.
Te entire Market Basket saga is a perfect example of, the Market Basket
protests being a model for all citizens of the power of protesting to our feral
(all defnitions apply) government to make the changes that the citizens
want and demand; “Changes We Can Believe In.” And if we don’t get those
changes, every one of them, then we get everyone responsible for failing
to carry out the demands of the people, they’ll be turned out of ofce; as
we citizens move ahead to have a government really “Of, By, and For Te
People.”
So remember that Civics and Social Studies 101 is really Market Basket
101.
Jerry Gutekunst, Hudson
Be Careful with your Republican Choice
Almost daily, there are news stories that fnd fault with the current
administration or Congress and with the approaching primaries, we get
hammered with stories about the more well known candidates. But if
you want to make a change in the administration, your vote must count.
Sometimes it may seem that a particular candidate is going to win all the
votes and be elected.
Tere is a problem coming up in the primaries. Perhaps the person
that you want to vote for, will not receive enough votes; because the list of
candidates is very long. Tere are currently eleven names for the position of
US Senate. Tere is only one candidate listed for the Democratic candidate
which probably will practically guarantee nearly 100% of all Democratic
votes cast will be for that one candidate. Tere are ten names on the
Republican list and even if there are more total votes cast for the Republican
candidates; your choice may not get enough votes to win
Please be careful as you vote Republican, that the one candidate who
stands out above all the others; is the person that you vote for above all
others. Weigh carefully; even if the candidate does not answer all of your
wishes, but is the one candidate that most closely matches your preferences,
and is the one most likely to win enough votes to challenge the Democratic
candidate.
C. W. “Bill” Nickerson, Litchfeld
Pants on Fire: NH Voters Deserve Honesty
Unfortunately, it’s become all too common for Washington politicians to
be dishonest and deceitful. But it’s particularly troubling when candidates
such as Gary Lambert, who aspire to be in Washington, use lies and negative
attacks to take down another member of their own party.
Last week, Gary Lambert attacked his GOP primary opponent, Marilinda
Garcia, through mailers and TV ads. Lambert’s claims that Garcia supports
new taxes were heavily criticized by a recent Union Leader editorial for their
lack of evidence, and were given a “Pants on Fire” rating by Politifact New
Hampshire for their absurdity. In reality, Marilinda is a proponent of lower
taxes across the board.
Lambert’s TV ads also attacked Garcia on the issue of immigration.
However, these criticisms were baseless as well, because Garcia has always
been an opponent of amnesty for illegal immigrants. She is known as an
advocate for stronger border security, continued enforcement of existing
immigration laws, and for making the immigration process more efcient for
those coming here legally.
It’s clear that Lambert is grasping at straws in a shameful attempt to spread
lies and fool the voters of his own party with misinformation. Granite-
Staters deserve honesty and principle in their leadership.
Leah Stagnone, Litchfeld


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While most don’t warrant enough for a full story
for our readers, some are great ideas, forward
thinking and others make you say “what?” Or just
shake your head. Our newspaper staff members
when out and about are often asked questions, as
if we should know more than the average citizen.
Sometimes we do, but many times we have to
make phone calls to find out.
Take a moment to ponder these thought-
provoking happenings around Hudson and
Litchfield:
A Sideways ‘Thumbs’
It was 8:40 of the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday
night. During selectmen’s remarks, Chairman
Coutu started with his usual rant about the weekly
paper and the ‘Thumbs’ column. He alluded that
it was all back and forth about politics, and he felt
like he should have worn his beige suit. Then he
proceeded to read a wonderful letter from the fire
chief of Barrington, NH Rick Walker who lauded
the action of HFD firefighter Dennis Haerinck
for being a first responder to an accident,
providing treatment to the victim and assisting
the Barrington Fire Department upon their arrival.
And if he represented the men of the HFD
what a wonderful department Hudson has. The
question is what did this have to do with the
Hudson~Litchfield News?
Safety First?
At the last meeting of the Hudson School
Board, when bus routes where being discussed,
the business manager mentioned that buses
could not travel on unaccepted roads
mentioning Barretts Hill and the new Sentor
Development off of Old Derry Road. With
the first day of school Tuesday, we ponder why
there are four bus stops in the Fox Hollow
condos. Seems much safer than major stops on
busy Lowell Road, but are rules just made to be
broken?
‘Well-come’ Evaluations
Selectmen renewed efforts to add to
Hudson’s supply of water.
With school district permission, wells in the
Alvirne Tree Farm and near the athletic field will
be evaluated. In addition, a well on the Nash
property that had been looked at before will be
evaluated.
Much Ado about Dress Codes
Clothing seemed to be an agenda item at
Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting. First Selectman
Coutu commented about his beige suit and then
made multiple references to Selectman Nadeau’s
lack of a suit. Nadeau had raced to the meeting
from his shop and had on his work clothes. One
comment was made that he would have to visit
Attorney Jasper about his wardrobe. This was a
reference to Selectman Jasper’s ability to always
wear a jacket and tie and how he set the dress
code for the meeting many years ago.
Funny ha-ha
Even Selectman Nancy Burner showed a sense
of humor, commenting that Joan Rivers could have
used Hudson Fire for her ride from the clinic to
the hospital; she would be very happy if the HFD
delivered her there.
More Dress Code Blues
In a phone conversation Wednesday morning,
Selectman Nadeau reported that a resident
watching the selectman’s meeting on TV had
alerted the Bass Pro Shop about his attire and,
according to Nadeau, wanted to know where the
selectman shopped and if he was a “rewards”
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Friday, September 5
Hudson Police Relief Association
Comedy Night: The Hudson Police Relief
Association wants to remind everyone
that received tickets during our fundraising
campaign. Our comedy night, featuring Paul
D’Angelo and the “Boston Comedy All Stars”
is coming up soon. The event will be on at the
Crowne Plaza Nashua, doors open at 7:30 p.m.
This will be a great night of entertainment for all
the residents in the Hudson area!
Admission is $15 and tickets will be available
at the door the night of the show. Tickets were
given away complimentary with a donation to
the Hudson Police Relief Association fundraising
campaign.
We would also like to take this time to thank the
members of our community who have generously
supported the Hudson Police Relief Association,
year in and year out. Without your support, we
could not support the many community projects
we participate in every year.
Saturday, September 6
Hudson Family Fun Day at Benson Park,
1 to 4 p.m. Bring the entire family for a
fun day of games. There will be a treasure
and scavenger hunt, fishing lessons, and
lots of games for kids! Sponsored by the Hudson
Scouts. (Rain date: Sept. 7)
Sign up for Scouts and Enjoy Family Fun Day
at Benson Park: The Hudson Scouts will bring
back some of the fun games this afternoon from
1 to 4 p.m. at Benson Park. Come and enjoy the
afternoon with a Scavenger hunt, boat races, and
lots of fun games for kids. There is no charge for
any of this fun! But they will accept smiles and a
thank you.
The Cub Scouts are holding two sign up events
this fall. The Fun Day, and later Fishing Fun on
the 14th. So if you cannot make the Fun Day at
Benson’s, then stop in for fishing! The Girl Scouts
will be at the Fun Day and will have information
on their program, so that’s the place to meet them,
and sign up! All the Hudson Cub Scout Packs
will be represented at Benson Park and will have
information on joining Cub Scouts. (Note: you
will not get any info from school on Scouting, so
come to these events!)
There will be a meeting of the Litchfield
Historical Society at 2 p.m. at the Historical
Society Building, 255 Charles Bancroft Hwy. New
members and guests are welcome to attend.
Sunday, September 7
New Life Christian Church would like
to invite the Hudson and Greater Nashua
community to their Open House. The
church kicks off their fall season today with
their worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a
Ministry fair to learn about the church’s ministries
at 11:30 a.m., and a luncheon on the grounds at
12:30 p.m.
There will be an International theme this year
with lots of great food served. A bounce house
for kids will be joined by a relaxing time for all.
It’s a great day to learn more about the church’s
services and opportunities for the community.
Tuesday, September 9
State Primary Election:
Hudson - Community Center, 7 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
Litchfield - Campbell High School,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9
Create Goals With Soul. Join Master Certified
Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for a program
exploring how you can set goals that feel good
and are within your control to achieve. In this
presentation, you’ll explore different ways to
set goals that feel good from start to finish. You
will be led in some exercises together and you’ll
leave with a path toward at least one major goal
that feels not only joyful but do-able! 7 p.m. at
the Rodgers Memorial Library. Pre-register at
rmlnh.org/events or call the library at 886-6030.
For more information on the program, go to
dianemackinnon.com.
Tuesday, September 9
It’s time to step out for the 2014 Nashua Area
CROP Hunger Walk! There is an exciting new
route! Be sure that your Hudson faith community
or service organization is represented in this year’s
walk by attending the recruiter’s event tonight at
6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in
Nashua. Your organization’s representatives will
receive everything that they need to organize your
group for a great CROP Hunger Walk. E-mail
nashuacropwalk@gmail.com and let us know
that you are coming so that your group will have
an information packet all prepared. In the past,
walkers from First Baptist Church of Hudson,
Hudson Community Church, St. Kathryn’s
Catholic Church, Alvirne High School Biology
Students, GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club
and GFWC Hudson Community Club and others
have participated in the CROP Hunger Walk.
In the earlier history of the walk, the Hudson
Community Church served as one of the rest stops
as walkers came over the bridge into Hudson
before heading back to Nashua.
The Greater Nashua Area CROP Hunger
Walk has raised over one million dollars in its
previous 29 years. This is our 30th CROP walk,
so you won’t want to miss it. More information is
available at http://nashuacropwalk.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, September 10
New Life Christian Church, 272
Lowell Rd., Hudson, will be running an
Awana Club Program on Wednesday
evenings beginning today. Awana Clubs is
a ministry for children ages 4 through grade five.
The goal of Awana is to reach boys and girls with
the good news and values of the Bible and to train
them to serve others. Our program takes place
on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For
more information contact Sandy Birr at 759-3746
or sandydbirr@comcast.net. You can also register
on our website at newlifechristianchurch.org.
Thursday, September 11
9/11 Memorial Service at Benson Park,
Hudson, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, September 11 & 25
Tech Deconstruction: Students in
grades 6-12 can take apart all kinds of
donated machines using screwdrivers,
hammers and other tools. On the 11th,
2:15 to 4:30 p.m., Rodgers Memorial
Library. Drop by after school, no
registration required. On the 25th you can
come back for Tech Reconstruction and
make art creations using the electronic parts
destroyed in this program.
Friday, September 12
Genealogy Club Archives Tour:
Are you interested in family research?
Whether you are a beginner or a long
time genealogist the Rodgers Memorial
Library Genealogy Club has something for you.
Trade tips and techniques with others interested
in family research and learn about genealogical
resources located in the library. Today, tour
Bernard Manor Archives Room downstairs and
take a walking tour of the library’s genealogy
resources. Check the website, rodgerslibrary.org,
for information about future guest speakers. The
club meets the second Friday of each month at
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 13
Come help us keep the Hope in the
Fight. First game at 8:30 a.m. at Roby
Park in Nashua. 50/50 raffle, Be the
Match will be there to help register those
interested in being a bone marrow donor, and lots
and lots of softball! Interested in playing softball?
Slow pitch, co-ed teams can enter for $150
registration fee that gets donated to Leukemia
and Lymphoma society. E-mail Jessie for more
information: jrdejackome@gmail.com.
Sunday, September 14
Kids “Fishing for Fun” Derby! Join the
Hudson Cub Scouts at the Hudson Fish &
Game, 53 Pine Rd., from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
for a fun morning of fishing! Kids 6-11 are
invited to come, with their pole and parent, to fish
at the HF&G pond. Non-barbed hooks only! Join
Cub Scouts and have fun for a lifetime!
First Baptist Church, Hudson Sunday School
Rally Day: it’s time to get in the game! (No more
sitting on the bench!) Join us for the start of the
2014-2015 Sunday School year with our kick off
day today. Classes will be held for all ages!
The First Baptist Church of Hudson is inviting
everyone to join us in our Rally Day Celebration.
Sunday School will start at 9:15 a.m., with a Rally
Day Potluck Lunch immediately following our
morning service. Everyone is asked to wear their
favorite “Sport Themed” attire!
No matter how old you are, you can learn more
about what it means to be on God’s team! If
you’d like to learn more visit our website (www.
firstbaptisthudson.com), or call 882-6116.
A Used Book Sale with The Friends of the
Library of Hudson will be held from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. in the lower level of the Hills Memorial
Library Building at 18 Library St. in Hudson.
Wednesday, September 17
The Town of Litchfield will be hosting
its annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at 12
p.m. at the Community Church on
Charles Bancroft Highway. All senior citizens
are welcome to attend.
Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Concert with Paul
Carroll, Irish Balladeer: Paul Carroll grew up in
Dublin and later emigrated to Australia where he
was a founding member of that nation’s premiere
Celtic band, Poteen. He has made his home in
NH for over a quarter century and is currently
bringing his music to local audiences with a
program he calls “Raised on Songs and Stories.”
Join us at the Rodgers Memorial Library at 7 p.m.,
for an evening of Celtic music with this talented
performer.
Thursday, September 18
A Used Book Sale with The Friends of
the Library of Hudson will be held from
5 to 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Hills
Memorial Library Building at 18 Library St.
in Hudson.
Friday, September 19
Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791
and its Auxiliaries will host a Meat Raffle
beginning at 7 p.m. The proceeds will
benefit National Military Service (Veteran
and Family Support). The post is located at 15
Bockes Rd. in Hudson. You must be at least 16
to attend. For more information contact the post
canteen at 598-4594.
Saturday, September 27
Second Annual Hudson Historical
Society Lumberjack Show is coming on
the grounds of the historic Alvirne Hills
House, 211 Derry Rd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
rain or shine! Free parking and admittance.
No pets, please.
Get ready to cheer on both collegiate and
professional lumberjacks and lumberjills as they
“chop” their way to glory and compete in old-time
lumberjack events! Events include cross-cutting,
underhand chopping, single buck, springboard,
and everybody’s favorite ... hot saw!
Food, beverages, and t-shirts will be on sale all
day, starting at 8 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your
chairs, blankets, and whatever else will make for a
spectacular day of lumberjacking, as this event is
rain or shine!
For questions, or if you’d like to be a sponsor,
e-mail hudsonlumberjackshow@yahoo.com.
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visited with the Area News Group staff August
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including repealing Obamacare, establishing
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the Common Core curriculum. The father of
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On Friday, August 29, Hudson Police received
a call from Sam’s Club reporting a $1,300 theft
of ink cartridges. The two suspects were women
who concealed the items in bags they brought
into the store and then left through the entrance to
avoid employees who check bags upon
exiting the store. They left in a yellow
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identifying these two suspects. Anyone
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service, selecting her favorite hymns and readings
prior to her passing. Presiding at the celebration
of Sue’s life was Reverend Moa Imchen, the
present pastor of the First Baptist Church. He
was joined by Reverend Scott Secrest, former
interim pastor, and long-time pastor Reverend
James Harrington, who served the church for 17
years before retiring in 2012. Throughout the
service, Sue’s deep faith and devotion to God
was evident. One of her favorite quotes from the
Book of Philippians seemed most appropriate: “I
have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith
to be content.”
Sue and her husband, Victor, moved to
Hudson in 1957. As her son, Will, recalled,
“Her commitments were to family, church and
community.” Sue was a long-time Boy Scout
leader and received recognition for her many
years of service. She also volunteered as a ballot
clerk at elections and at Benson Park and was
a longtime member of the Hudson Historical
Society.
“Both of us were collectors of hobbies; that
was our hobby,” shared Will, to laughter. She
taught jewelry making and design, was devoted
to her vegetable and flower gardens, and loved
to be outdoors. Many will recall that Sue was
seldom without a camera in her hand. Another
one of her interests was genealogy and family
history. She was the chairman of the Hudson
Historical Society’s Genealogy
Committee and loved to research
town subjects as well as her
own family. Pastor Jim Harrington said, “This is
a celebration of Sue’s life and a celebration of
her faith. She wanted this to be a joyful occasion
because she knew where she was going. Sue
described her life as a great and grand adventure,
and her passing as a continuation of that great
adventure.”
Sue died on August 3, 2014, at the age of 82, at
the Community Hospice House, and is survived
by Victor, her husband of 59 years, children,
Martha Frick, William Misek and Carl Misek, and
many relatives and friends. She was predeceased
by her son, Stevan Misek.
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Wednesday, August 20: 10:12 a.m. Paperwork served, Nesenkeag Drive. 10:23 a.m. Paperwork served,
Colwell Circle. 1:37 p.m. Paperwork served, Pinecrest Road. 6:54 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Route
3A. 9:28 p.m. Suspicious person, Talent Road.
Thursday, August 21: 9:30 a.m. Paperwork served, Talent Road. 9:50
p.m. Paperwork served, Darlene Lane. 1:38 p.m. Alarm activation,
Pinecrest Road. 5:30 p.m. Neighbor dispute, Lance Avenue. 11:00
p.m. Abandoned 9-1-1 call, Page Road.
Friday, August 22: 7:17 a.m. Alarm activation, Cutler Road. 7:37
a.m. Road hazard, Cutler Road. 9:43 a.m. Welfare check, Colwell
Circle. 4:45 p.m. Civil standby, Martin Lane.
Saturday, August 23: 2:13 a.m. Suspicious person, Albuquerque
Avenue. 10:00 a.m. Paperwork served, Jeff lane. 10:53 a.m.
Paperwork served, Snowdrop Lane.
Sunday, August 24: 6:10 p .m. Search warrant executed, Birch Street.
Monday, August 25: 4:12 p.m. Alarm activation, Carriage Road.
5:29 p.m. Welfare check, Kiln Drive. 6:11 p.m. Disorderly conduct,
Nakomo Drive. 6:51 p.m. Burglary, Lance Avenue. 10:09 p.m.
Medical emergency, Watts Landing.
Tuesday, August 26: 12:39 a.m.
Suspicious vehicle, Midway
Avenue. 3:53 a.m. Suspicious
activity, Derry Road. 9:30 a.m.
Suspicious vehicle, Laurel Street.
9:45 a.m. Medical emergency,
Jamesway Drive. 10:01 a.m.
Medical emergency, McElwain
Drive. 11:26 a.m. Theft, Route
3A. 11:53 a.m. Motor vehicle
complaint, Route 3A. 5:30 p.m.
Fraudulent use of a credit card,
Kokokehas Circle.
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Connecticut, where he attended Sacred
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from Johnson & Wales University in
Providence, Rhode Island.
The couple both work at Fort
Myers, Florida-area country
clubs: Megan as the Dining
Room Manager and Andrew as
the Executive Sous Chef.
A September wedding is being
planned in Florida where both of
their immediate families live.
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Wednesday, August 20: 10:12 a.m. Paperwork served, Nesenkeag Drive.
10:23 a.m. Paperwork served, Colwell Circle. 1:37 p.m. Paperwork served,
Pinecrest Road. 6:54 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Route 3A. 9:28 p.m.
Suspicious person, Talent Road.
Thursday, August 21: 9:30 a.m. Paperwork served, Talent Road. 9:50 p.m.
Paperwork served, Darlene Lane. 1:38 p.m. Alarm activation, Pinecrest Road.
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Monday, August 25: 4:12 p.m. Alarm activation,
Carriage Road. 5:29 p.m. Welfare check, Kiln
Drive. 6:11 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Nakomo
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Where does Scott Brown
Stand on Immigration?
Republican senatorial candidate Scott Brown is
attacking Senator Shaheen and President Obama for
being soft and supporting amnesty for illegals. How
can an administration that has already deported more
undocumented immigrants than the George W. Bush
administration did in its entire eight years be considered
“soft?”
What amnesty are you talking about, Mr. Brown?
Are you referring to Bill S. 744? Tis is the “Border
Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration
Modernization Act,” supported by Senator Kelly
Ayotte and Senator Jeanne Shaheen. It is a proposal
for reforming the U.S. immigration system, written by
a bipartisan group of Senators including Senators Jef
Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Charles Schumer
(D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Richard Durbin (D-IL),
Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and
Michael Bennet (D-CO).
Tis bill addresses all aspects of the immigration
process from border and enforcement issues to legal
immigration reforms. It makes changes to the family
and employment-based visa categories for immigrants,
provides critical due-process protections, increases the
availability of non immigrant workers to supplement
all sectors of the workforce, and provides legal status
to 11 million undocumented immigrants within the
United States. Tis bill also
increases resources needed to
secure the border and modernize
and streamline our current legal
immigration system.
Mr. Brown, recently you said
that “had they (Shaheen and
Obama) not provided those
incentives, almost a magnet,
we wouldn’t be in this situation
today.” Why did you, Mr. Brown,
as Massachusetts State Senator,
vote for a budget amendment
that permitted undocumented
immigrants to be eligible for in-
state tuition rates and fees at the
University of Massachusetts and
in community colleges of the
commonwealth?
Mr. Brown why are you
opposing comprehensive
immigration reform? It is a
commonsense solution that
expands visas for many talented
foreign graduates from U.S
universities in the sciences and
technology.
What do you have against
an immigration reform that
increases over time the number
of temporary high-skilled visas
based on demand and expands
opportunities for entrepreneurs
and investors to come to the US?
Why you are emphasizing
immigration as the key campaign
issue in New Hampshire? Is it because you care about
people or because you see this as a way to score political
points? Why haven’t you been talking about any of the
other issues impacting citizens of the Granite State, like
how to expand opportunities for the small business of
New Hampshire?
Alejandro Urrutia, Hudson
NH has been Ignored
by Senator Shaheen
NH used to have many health insurance providers
that promoted competition. After Senator Shaheen
stated on the foor of the Senate “everyone will be able
to keep their health plan if you like it.” When the rates
were changed based on a person’s health vs. Obamacare,
many of the insurers left the state leaving very little
competition.
She should have known better based on her being a
NH legislator.
She has voted with Obama 96 percent of the time.
Based on her actions, she is now afraid to face the NH
voters. She has not had a town meeting the whole year.
You have a better chance of seeing Shaheen, Carol Shea
Porter and Annie Kuster on a milk carton before they
face the NH voters. None have had town meetings.
During the August recess most members of congress
use that time for town meetings. We had to settle for
John McCain from Arizona to hold a town meeting in
NH.
PS: I got a kick out of Annie Kuster when someone
asked her a question on Benghazi. She said we are not
here to discuss Benghazi, we are here to discuss the
Middle East. Duh, doesn’t she know that Benghazi is
part of the Middle East?
Bob Wilkie, Hudson
Foreign Policy of Procrastination
When President Obama was questioned about
countering the Islamic terrorists (ISIS) in Syria, his
response was “We don’t have a strategy yet,” and this
exemplifes the status of our foreign policy. Te Obama
Administrations has deferred our foreign policy decisions
to other countries who defer back to the U.S. It is a
policy of procrastination based on hopes and dreams the
world problems will fade away or be solved by foreign
good guys in shining armor.
Te results of our diplomatic pullback, our military
cuts, and decreased readiness have allowed the Russians
to take the Crimea, North Korea to threaten South
Korea, China to fex its military might in the Western
Pacifc, Iran to develop nuclear weapons, and Islamic
terrorists to establish a territory in Iraq and Syria for
launching attacks in the Middle East and the world.
We cannot rely on other countries to take the lead in
a dangerous world. As an example, since 2008 European
governments have relinquished any leadership role by
paying $165 million in ransom to Islamic terrorists for
the release of European citizens. To deter and defeat
aggression in the world, the U.S. has to provide global
leadership in our foreign policy strategies and decisions.
Donald A. Moskowitz, Londonderry
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Plenty to ‘Screeem’ about
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You can’t complain about having nothing to do on a fall weekend, especially if
you visit Canobie Lake Park. Canobie is open each weekend during September and
October with a range of fall events that is unrivaled in New England.
You can enjoy your favorite Canobie thrill rides – including the park’s wild
roller coaster, Untamed – as well as a variety of family and kids’ rides, games
and attractions each day and evening during the park’s weekend operating hours.
Beginning September 13, you’ll want to check out the “Magic Seed” area that
features a petting zoo open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. through
November 1. Youngsters and their families can interact with a variety of gentle
animals and enjoy a hay
sculpture garden and activities
geared especially for kids.
Then on September 27,
Screeemfest adds a healthy
dose of fear to all the fun after
dark, haunting Canobie Lake
Park each weekend through
November 1. You’ll have
plenty to “screeem” about with
five terrifying haunted houses,
rides, roaming “monsters” and
a monster parade, Halloween-
themed games and much more.
Canobie Lake Park is also
known for delivering quality
live entertainment at no
additional charge, and fall
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Canobie’s new Rocktoberfest
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different rock tribute band
each weekend from September
27 through November 1 on
Canobie’s Midway Stage. On
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bands performing tributes to
the music of Bon Jovi, Led
Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Police,
Van Halen and Journey.
As if that wasn’t enough,
the live and freaky “Side Show
Variety Show,” also on the
Park’s Midway Stage, will make
audience members gasp at
strange feats of physical daring
that are truly not for the faint
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One low admission price for
the park’s fall events includes
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learning style all his or her own, child development experts tell us.
The same can be said of adults if a recent survey is any indication.
A majority of Americans say hands-on training is the hands-down
winner when they want to learn something new in an educational
environment, according a Harris Interactive poll conducted on
behalf of Everest College.
Surprising in the Internet age when most Americans spend hours
a day online, 52 percent of the 1,011 adults polled said active par-
ticipation through hands-on training was the best learning method,
while just 19 percent counted using the Internet as a preferred
learning tool. Watching a demonstration by an instructor came in a
distant second at 28 percent, and just 15 percent valued watching
videos.
“When it comes to what learning methods work best, everyone
is different,” says John Swartz, regional director of career services
at Everest College. “Clearly, most Americans feel hands-on train-
ing works best for them. For our education system to succeed in
preparing Americans for the working world, it’s critical for us to
understand what learning styles work best for all students, whether
they’re pre-K kids or older Americans returning to school for ad-
vanced training.”
There’s no arguing the value of higher education in professional
life. In 2012, workers with a professional degree earned $1,083
more per week than those with only a high school education, ac-
cording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment rates for
those with only a high school diploma were more than four times
that of workers with professional degrees.
With college costs continuing to increase and competition
remaining high for available jobs, both high school graduates
and working professionals seeking to further their careers through
advanced degrees recognize the importance of finding the right
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“Students who practice what they’re learning in a hands-on envi-
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Other variables play a role in determining an adult’s preferred
learning style, the survey indicates. While both sexes preferred
hands-on training overall, men were significantly more likely than
women to say hands-on training worked best for them. Women
were significantly more likely to say visual demonstrations worked
best for them.
Top earners also liked the Internet; 30 percent of those with
household incomes topping $100,000 said the Internet worked
best for them as a learning tool, while just 18 percent of workers
earning less than $35,000 agreed. Twenty-eight percent of Ameri-
cans ages 45 to 54 chose reading from a text book as their top
method.
“It’s no secret that students in the U.S. are falling in the rank-
ings on global achievement tests, so it’s imperative that we invest
in early education, retain the top educators, and identify the best
forms of training programs and learning methods to prepare future
generations,” Swartz says. “One of the major benefits of tactile
learning, or hands-on training, is that it develops critical thinking
skills that give students the ability to make on-the-spot decisions in
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Help Your Kids Make the Grade
with Healthy Back-to-School Snacks
(BPT) - School means big adjustments and big demands for
everyone involved: shopping for supplies, shuttling here and there,
studying - or overseeing the studying - special projects, and more.
It’s easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle.
Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on
the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks. In other words,
plan now to fuel those little bodies with something better than po-
tato chips and cookies and to nourish at regular intervals to avoid
big dips in energy and focus.
The first step is to start the day off right. Eating breakfast helps the
brain to function and has been shown to improve performance in
school. In fact, children who eat breakfast score higher on cogni-
tive tests than those who don’t. With a little forethought, you can
stock your pantry with breakfast staples, and orchestrate a fresh and
healthful breakfast that is also tasty and quick.
One of the easiest options is to simply mix yogurt with granola
and top with California grapes for a balanced and nourishing boost
to the morning. Pump up the good
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fresh grapes, walnuts, chia seeds
and flax seeds with a touch of
cinnamon. The yogurt serves as
a great source of protein, the
walnuts, flax and chia seeds offer
healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while
the fresh grapes offer a fresh flavor
boost and contribute beneficial
antioxidants and other polyphe-
nols that support a healthy heart.
Yogurt Power Bowl with Cali-
fornia Grapes Serves 4
Ingredients:
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups red, black or green seedless California grapes, halved
Directions:
Mix the yogurt, walnuts, chia, flax and cinnamon in a large
bowl. Toss the grapes into the mixture to coat. Serve chilled.
Next, keep your child’s brain-power on a roll at lunch time by
offering a balanced variety of foods. Grapes from California are an
easy component of packed lunches; they complement sandwiches,
salads and soups as well. Plump, juicy clusters of grapes help to
hydrate and refresh, and won’t likely be traded off for something
else. Grapes are easy to share, so you might just want to pack
extra.
After school, kids need to refuel and recharge to accomplish the
slate of afternoon activities, whether homework, sports, enrichment
classes or simply a playdate. They aren’t alone, actually: according
to a recent study by Technomic, 71 percent of people enjoy a snack
in the mid-afternoon, with some 50 percent stating that healthful-
ness is important to them in a snack.
Fresh grapes are the quintessential healthy, but oh-so-tasty snack.
They are the perfect finger food, easy to eat, convenient and porta-
ble. Grapes play well with other foods too, complementing cheese,
crackers, nuts, yogurts and granola bars. Grapes from California
are available May through January, with a wide selection of grape
varieties available throughout the fall.
Consider these super snack ideas:
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Exploring the History of ‘Old Busky Huldy,’
a Relic of the Revolution
“Old Busky Huldy” was the musket used by Sergeant John in the American Revolution and then given to his son John who, in turn, gave it to
his nephew, Benjamin Arnold. In 1926, the musket was presented to the trustees of the Hills Memorial Library by Otis Addison Merrill.
Tis
historic
plaque
identifes the musket as
belonging to Sergeant John and
presented to Hudson by Otis in
1926. Te relationship of Otis
to Sergeant John as stated on the
plaque is not correct.
submitted by Ruth Parker
Patrons and visitors to the Hills Memorial Library may
remember the musket from the American Revolution
displayed under the mantle of the large field stone
fireplace at the rear of the main room of the library.
This musket was carried by Sergeant John Merrill
of Nottingham West. John served in Captain Samuel
Greeley’s Company at the time of the Lexington Alarm; he
became a sergeant under James Ford in the Bennington
Campaign August 1777. In 1926, Otis Addison Merrill
presented this musket known as “Old Busky Huldy” to the
trustees of the Hills Memorial Library. This presentation
was made by Otis on behalf of the descendants of Sergeant
Merrill and Otis’ father, Benjamin.
I became curious about the relationship between
Sergeant John, the carrier of the musket, Otis Addison, the
donor, and Rev. Nathaniel Merrill, the first settled minister
of Nottingham West.
Rev. Nathaniel Merrill and his wife Elizabeth (Sargent)
had 12 children. Of interest to us here are their older
sons Nathaniel and John. Nathaniel was born Sept. 25,
1739 in Nottingham West; he was appointed an ensign
in the militia in 1764. He married Olive Lund in 1767.
In 1777 he volunteered for service in Stark’s expedition
to Bennington, Vt. Because of illness he was not able to
serve and sent a substitute. He died of consumption in
1779.
John, a younger brother to Ensign Nathaniel, was born
Oct. 26, 1745 in Nottingham West. He became a sergeant
in the Bennington Campaign. Sergeant John married Sarah
Fletcher in 1797. Their oldest son, John, was born in
1799. This John was a farmer in Tyngsboro, Mass., and did
not marry. Sergeant John died in 1821.
Otis Addison Merrill, a son of Mary Jane (Winn) and
Benjamin Arnold Merrill, was born in Hudson in 1844.
Benjamin Arnold, a son of Sarah (Plumer) (Caton) and
Benjamin Merrill, was born in Nottingham West in 1821.
This Benjamin was a son of Olive (Lund) and Ensign
Nathaniel, and was born in Nottingham West in 1768.
Thus, Otis was a great-great grandson of Rev. Nathaniel
Merrill through Ensign Nathaniel.
At the age of 17, Otis Addison enlisted in the 7th NH
Volunteers and served until the close of the Civil War. He
was an architect in Lowell for many years and in 1901
moved to a farm in East Pepperell, Mass.
The musket was kept in the possession of Sergeant John
as long as he lived and then it passed to the care of his
son John in 1821 who held it in great reverence. During
the last years of his life, John, the son, went to live with
a nephew, Benjamin Arnold Merrill of Hudson. Before
his death in 1886, John took the musket and gave it to
Benjamin Arnold and asked him
to pass it on to his eldest son.
Prior to Benjamin’s death in
1909, the musket was placed in
the possession of Otis Addison
with the understanding that it
should be given to the Town of
Hudson, NH, and properly cared
for in the Hills Memorial Library. This presentation was
made by Otis in 1926.
Both Otis Addison and his son Rev Boynton participated
in the Hudson bicentennial celebration in 1933. Otis was
one of the guest speakers. Rev Boynton Merrill gave the
bicentennial sermon at the Community Church as he was a
direct descendant of Rev. Nathaniel Merrill, the first settled
minister of this town.
Sergeant John, the carrier, and Otis, the donor, had a
common ancestor in Rev. Merrill. Sergeant John was the
great grand uncle of Otis.
The ownership of “Old Busky Huldy” goes as follows.
The musket was carried by Sergeant John Merrill in
the American Revolution who then passed it to his son
John. This John did not marry and spent the last few
years of his life living with a nephew, Benjamin Arnold
Merrill. Before his death in 1886, John gave the musket
to Benjamin Arnold and asked that it be passed to his
oldest son. Prior to his death in 1909, Benjamin Arnold
placed the musket in the possession of his oldest son
Otis with the understanding that it would be given to the
Town of Hudson. In 1926, Otis presented the musket to
the trustees of the Hills Memorial Library where it was
displayed for many years under the mantle of the field
stone fireplace. The musket is now in the possession of
Rodgers Memorial Library.
The above was researched and written to explain the
history of “Old Busky Huldy” and to establish the lineage
of Otis and Sergeant John back to Rev. Nathaniel. In so
doing, we have shown that Sergeant John was the great
grand uncle of Otis; not his great grandfather as previously
published in the Town Report for 1926 and in “Town in
Transition.”
References
1. Letter from Otis Addison Merrill to Trustees of
Hills Memorial Library. Presented May 26 and
27, 1926.
2. Hudson Annual Town Report year ending January
31, 1926. Page 91
3. “Town in Transition” Page 88.
4. Family of Rev. Nathaniel Merrill as documented
in “Merrill Memorial.” This is available on
Merrill.org.
Te Benjamin Arnold Merrill House was most likely built prior to
1800 by Benjamin Merrill, the father of Benjamin Arnold Merrill.
Tis is the home where John Merrill spent the last years of his life with a
nephew Benjamin Arnold. It was also the childhood home of
Otis Addison and later owned by the Harwood family.
It is now the home of the Gerald Q. Nash Family.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with NH RSA 675:7,
the Litchfield Planning Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday,
September 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference Room,
2 Liberty Way, Litchfield to consider the following:
1. An application by K & M Developers, LLC to subdivide
1 lot into 13 residential lots, Tax Map 10 Lot 9-2. One
conventional lot is fronting on Brickyard Dr. The remaining
twelve open space development lots are located at the
extension of Hamel Circle. In addition there will be an
amendment to the existing application to include a lot line
adjustment for map 10 lot 77-3, 8 Hamel Circle (applicants
K&M Developers, LLC & T. Grieco)
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Colby Road Tax Map 20 Lot 29. The applicant seeks site plan
approval for a 60’ x 80’ storage building to store building
supplies for Optimum Building Systems located on the
adjacent lot.
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Town Clerk’s Viewing Room at 2 Liberty Way, Monday 10:00 a.m. -
6:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If the aforementioned applications are accepted, notice is hereby
extended to application approval consideration and/or continuation(s)
to a date certain, as required.
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The walls didn’t collapse, but
the whole interior of the building
ended up burning. Several hundred
firefighters stayed outside the building
and pumped 23,000 gallons of water
onto the fire for a couple hours before
it went out.
In the end, 80 percent of the
building was destroyed with the only
undamaged parts being the main office
and the agricultural area in the north
wing. Chesnulevich and the rest of the
firefighters succeeded in preserving
those areas.
“It (the agricultural wing) was a
separate building. They weren’t
connected. There was a driveway
in between,” He said about the
separation between the main brick
building and the agricultural wing. “It
was a hard time keeping the fire from
spreading from the north end of the
building. We finally got enough water
on it to keep it from going all the way
to the end.”
Chesnulevich estimated that the fire
had been burning for about an hour before they arrived on scene.
It remains a mystery as to why no one else had noticed it sooner.
Chesnulevich went on to complete 44 years with the fire
department and achieved the rank of deputy chief before retiring
in 2000.
Hudson residents flocked to the scene to see what was left of the
high school later that morning. Students and adults alike could
be seen crying and standing in awe and disbelief at the sight of
destruction in their own town.
“We just couldn’t believe it. We
could see all the steel bent over
and melted and water was flowing
everywhere. It was a mess; I have
never seen anything like it in my life.
It was something you never forget,”
longtime resident Shirley Nadeau
remembers after stopping at the scene
while on her way home from church
with her family that morning.
Shawn Jasper, former Hudson
selectman and Hudson native, who
has sat on most of the
town boards, was a
sophomore at Alvirne
at the time, and also
remembers that day
vividly.
“He (his father Robert
Jasper) never woke me
up to tell me that my
high school was on fire.
He just got up and left
himself. My mother
woke me up a couple
hours later and I biked
down there. By the
time I got down there
the fire was out,” he
said.
Jasper described the
remains of the school
after the fire as a
“smoldering mess with
twisted metal where the
gym was.”
“Everyone was in
a state of disbelief.
School had just started
and the high school was
gone,” Jasper said.
In the days that
followed, teachers,
students, and residents
all came out to help comb through the rubble and
salvage as many items as possible.
“We actually salvaged a lot of equipment and
some furniture. The staff all pitched in and worked
with the construction people to salvage as much of
the equipment as possible,” Dolloff said.
Alvirne secretary Brenda Proulx remembered
rummaging through the remains.
“It was a smoky smell. The
bookcases, file cabinets, and a
lot of the furniture smelled quite
bad. We put charcoal bricks in
file cabinets to help get rid of the
smell. It was better, but you could
still smell it. It took many years to
get rid of that odor.”
The fire department concluded
that the fire was a result of arson.
They found accelerant sprayed
along the lockers.
“According to Frank (Hudson
fire chief at the time) they had
determined who had set it,
but they were already in jail
(serving a sentence of 10 years)
in Massachusetts so they didn’t
pursue it. The fire marshal advised
it wasn’t worth pursuing,” Dolloff
said.
The name of the individual
alleged to be responsible for the
fire was not available at the time
of press.
Despite the shock and tragedy,
the community of Hudson
was quick to respond with the
overwhelming question of what
to do with 1,200 high school
students from both Hudson and
Litchfield. An emergency meeting
was held the next day. The school
board, school administrators,
Newell Paire the New Hampshire
Commissioner of Education, and
his deputy Bob Brunelle all met to
start an action plan to find a place
for the students.
After looking into several
venues to use for a temporary
facility, the group chose St. Francis
Church’s school in Nashua.
“We had to get those kids
back in. The biggest part of the
project was finding another school
building we could use and we
were able to get St. Francis,”
Dolloff said.
The school had been closed for a while and was not being used
at the time. Parents and teachers from Hudson volunteered to
come in and clean the school up and get it ready for use again.
“They (St. Francis) were a little hesitant at first because they
weren’t sure what kind of problem they would have in the
neighborhood having all these kids there. We then showed them
that we would be able to bus the kids right in and out and they
wouldn’t be just hanging around there,” Dolloff said.
Acceding to Dolloff, Hudson’s fourth graders were then
relocated to St. Francis to create room at Memorial School for
double sessions, which were allowed by the state due to the
emergency situation. The first session lasted from 7 to 12 in the
morning for the middle school students. Then the high school
students came in during the afternoon from 12 to 5:30.
Overall, the high school students only missed a week out
of school before their transfer to Memorial. Jasper describes
the transition as “quick” and “effective.” He also admits the
conditions were not the same as before, but were as well as could
be expected considering the situation.
“We had classrooms in the gym. They used portable
chalkboards to create an open concept classroom. It was awful
being there because it was noisy. The acoustics weren’t designed
for it.”
The next step for the town was to rebuild the 80 percent of the
high school that had been destroyed with a price tag of $5 million
in damages.
A special school district meeting was then held to discuss going
before the town to request a $2 million bond for part of the cost.
The bond was then unanimously approved.
“We had a big turnout for the special school district meeting,”
Dolloff said. “In those days we held the special school district
meetings in the Memorial school gymnasium. I’d say it was
packed to capacity of around 1,000. There was a lot of emotion;
people really wanted to get the schools going normally.”
The $2 million was then combined with insurance money,
around $80,000 from the Alvirne Trustees, and state building aid
to pay for the reconstruction. The state building aid was normally
reserved to fund new school construction, however, an exception
was allowed due to the immediate need for reconstruction.
Many residents credit the speed of the reconstruction to those
who did the work on it. Irving Hersey, who designed the first
building in 1950, agreed to help design the reconstruction to
make it look like the same building. Davidson Construction did
the construction work, and Hudson resident Leonard Smith also
helped as an architect and contractor. Smith’s other projects in
town include the Leonard Smith Fire Station and the original town
hall.
“He not only knew the drawings and plans, but knew how to
implement them. He was the ideal person to make that project
come together. There is no doubt in my mind that the project
wouldn’t have been completed in a year if it wasn’t for Lenny
Smith,” Jasper said.
The finished product was ready for the opening day of school
in September of 1975, and was widely appreciated by the
community. Many said it was even better than the first one.
“It was a great feeling walking into it the first time because the
building was so new and clean. We went from that old building
that was nothing to write home about to this new state-of-the-art
building,” Jasper said.
The building still stands to this day as more than just an
award-winning high school in New Hampshire. Its design and
infrastructure is also a reminder of how 40 years ago a community
came full circle from tragedy to triumph through unity and
perseverance.
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by Marc Ayotte
It wasn’t the textbook execution of a game plan that first-year
Campbell Coach Gary Karibian wanted to see in his season opener,
however, a ‘hat-trick’ performance from scoring sensation Nikki
Golden helped subside those concerns for a while. Golden found
the back of the net three times in leading the Lady Cougars to a 4-3
win over Pelham in the home opener in Cougar Country.
Campbell got off to a shaky start when they coughed up the
sphere in their own end early in the contest. Fortunately, the
turnover which resulted in an excellent scoring bid for Pelham’s
Morgan Pinksten, just 20 seconds in, went wide. However, at the
37:41 mark, Golden scored the first of her three goals, beating PHS
keep Shyanne Skinner to the ball and finding an open net for a 1-0
Cougar lead.
Six minutes later, the Lady Snakes struck back. A Cougar
defensive breakdown prompted a shout from the Pelham sidelines.
“Pink, that’s a great run,” barked first-year Pelham Coach Jon Hall
of Morgan Pinksten’s entry into the attack zone that resulted in a
Lauren Anderson goal; with the assist going to midfielder Taylor
Burke, tying the score at one apiece. Anderson would later leave
the game after suffering an upper-body injury.
With 15:30 showing on the first-half clock, Golden, from Emily
Moreau, notched her second tally of the game to regain the lead.
With the Cougars dominating the flow of the game, Hannah Neild
just missed making it 3-1 when she drilled a shot from 25 yards out
that whistled by the left post. But 37 seconds later, Neild did make
her way onto the stat sheet when a routine grounder off her foot
towards the goal was misplayed by the PHS keep for a
3-1 CHS cushion going into the intermission.
Once again in the early moments of the second
half, Campbell was victimized for standing around
in the defensive end. Just 2:47 in, Pelham cut their
deficit in half when Kiera Garrett, while strategically
positioned in the box, drove a shot past Cougar keep
Jamie Jutras. In the ensuing dozen minutes, scoring
chances from Golden, Kali Trunca and Neild went
unanswered; setting the stage for a Python strike.
With 16:58 left in the contest, Brooke Paradis
made the Cougars pay. She unleashed a brutal shot
toward the Cougar net from 35 yards out, prompting a
Pelham supporter to bellow; “Oh, that’s a great shot.”
And right he was as Paradis’ shot, going from left to
right, found the back right corner past a diving Jutras;
knotting the score at 3-3.
The Cougars would respond. Just 1:11 later, Golden
capped-off her three-goal performance when she was
sent in alone, beating Skinner for what proved to be
the deciding goal while also prompting PHS Coach
Hall to instruct; “somebody’s got to account for six,”
referring to the lethal Lady Cougar.
After the game, Coach Karibian shared his thoughts:
“Overall, I’m very pleased. I think we can build off
this game and certainly there are things that we can
do better.” Regarding the offensive savior of the day,
Karibian said of Golden, “Nikki starting with a hat-
trick is not a bad way to start the season.” Karibian
went on to commend the play of Olivia Crema and
Kali Trunca. With respect to his competition for the
day, the coach offered a complimentary assessment,
saying: “They hustled; they’re a better Pelham team
than this state has seen in a long time.”
Lady Cougar Nikki Golden (white) registered a ‘hat-trick’
in the 4-3 win over Pelham in the season opener.
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Emily Moreau (CHS) battles Pelham’s Emma Cousteau for a loose ball.
Campbell’s Kali Trunca uncorks a shot at the Pelham goal.
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Alvirne Set for Fall Sports Season
by Marc Ayotte
Headlining the return of another year of
athletic competition in Bronco Nation is the
boys’ soccer team, whose quest will be to try
and get back to the D-I championship contest.
Elsewhere, the football team has a new coach
patrolling the sidelines and the boys’ cross
country team hopes to improve upon a stellar
2013 season that saw them finish 6th in the
state. Additionally, the girls’ volleyball team
has its sights on improving upon last year’s
semi-finals appearance.
Football
Enthusiasm reigns supreme on the gridiron
this season as veteran Coach Tim Walsh brings
his 40 years of coaching expertise to the
maroon and gold. In a veritable who’s who in
the high school and college coaching ranks,
Walsh and his staff, which includes three AHS
alum, have brought a positive attitude into
camp. With two collegiate national titles (1977,
1979) on his resume while heading up the football program at the
University of Lowell, Walsh will undoubtedly have his Broncos
ready to compete in a tough Division I schedule.
“We’ve got a great attitude with tremendous leadership in the
seniors,” revealed Walsh on media day that was held on the Bronco
football field on Saturday, August 30. One of Walsh’s goals during
preseason is to develop more depth, something he says is crucial
in Division I. “We’re trying not to have too many kids going both
ways,” offered the former Bishop Guertin offensive coordinator.
Three offensive threats on the field this year will be Ethan
Rainville (FB), Brycen Yarmo (a 6 foot 5 inch, 240-pound TE) and
wide receiver Andrew Stevens, who at 6 feet 2 inches, 205 pounds,
has the talent to rack up his Y.A.C. (yards after catch) totals as well
as the size to inflict some serious hurt on defensive backs around
the league. In addition to an adept tailback in Jack Mahoney, the
Broncos will see the return under center of Dan Brown, who will
be at the QB position on opening day after missing all of last season
on the shelf. “He comes from an athletic family and he has real
good command of the offense. It’s like having another coach on the
field,” expressed Walsh. Alvirne opens up the season on the road at
Pinkerton on Friday, September 5.
Volleyball
Coach Joe Walz is back for his second season as head coach for
the Lady Broncos’ volleyball team. After a successful debut last year
that saw his team post a 14-4 regular season mark as well as make
it to the D-I final four, Walz will be welcoming back five returners
as well as some ‘new talent.’ Leading the talent pool will be Malory
Coronis, who as a junior, will be looking to fill the role of outside
hitter vacated by her sister Marissa, who graduated this past June.
“She’ll have a huge impact on the team,” offered Walz. “We’ll be
using her as a go-to person.”
Also earning praise from their coach are Steph Jones who as a
setter, will be taking over the team this year; co-captain Jess Baker
will play a huge part as a right side hitter; and Lauren Donahue,
another co-captain who will be playing the other setter. In looking
to run a 6-2 formation, Walz says of his squad:
“Offensively we are a strong team this year and
looking to utilize as many of the hitters as we can.
But there’s always room to improve.”
Boys’ Cross Country
The boys’ X-C team is returning a solid core of
runners that features five qualifiers to the Meet
of Champions in 2013. “The kids came in, in
great shape; we’re looking for a real competitive
season,” acknowledged Coach Tom Daigle.
Leading the depth charts for AHS will be the
talented trio of Noah Bellomo (sophomore), Phil
Demers (senior) and Kendall Westhoff (junior)
who won the Bronco-hosted cross country 5K
fundraiser back in August. Adding to Daigle’s
deep roster will be: Noah Cote, Frank Cunniff,
Mike Gagnon, Kyle Saunders, John Sojka, Brendan
Lavalley along with a quartet of new hopefuls
in freshmen Cameron Mooers, Matt Robert and
James Descoteaux and Uzair Khalid. The Broncos
get their season off and running when they host a
tri-meet on September 9 against Bishop Guertin
and Pinkerton.
Golf
This season could prove to be challenging for
the Bronco golf team. Without the services of
last year’s number one player, the top spot will
most likely be filled by sophomore Jack Brown
who battled for the position in 2013 but was
anchored-in at the number 2 slot. Brown will
be accompanied by Jeremy Dowd (junior) and
senior Co-Captain, Grant Nuttall. Also making
her presence felt is freshman, Jessica Lortie.
Rounding out the probable remaining eight
players who compete during each match (with
the top 5 scores contributing to the team score)
are Oliver Thomas, Curtis Richall (of Bronco
hockey goalie fame), Nick Boudreau and Brett
Pitre.
Girls’ Cross Country
The first meet of the season for the girls’ team
will be on September 6, when they compete
at the Souhegan Relays. In admitting that “this
summer, many of our girls logged a lot of miles,”
Head Coach Jeff DiPrizito sees staying healthy as
a team as the key to a successful season. “The
hard work should pay off and we should see
an improvement in our divisional standing,” noted DiPrizito of last
year’s 14th place finish in the D-I standings. The top-four returning
runners for the Lady Broncos will be (based on last year’s state
meet): Shaylyn Saunders, 10th grade (37th overall), Katie Bellomo,
10th grade (77th overall), Kendra Mulligan, 10th grade (101st
overall) and Lizzie Katsohis, 11th grade (107th overall). Katie Lipsky
joins those four as the only other returning letter winner. Promising
newcomers, according to DiPrizito, are Keanna Smigliani, 10th
grade; Jenna Bradish, ninth grade; and freshman Leah Nicholson.
Boys’ Soccer
“Although we graduated ten players from last year, we are
confident that if we work hard every day we will give ourselves
a chance come playoffs.” The impactful element of Coach Jeff
Blackwell’s assessment lies in the staggering loss of a host of players
that led AHS to Bill Ball Stadium last year to compete in the title
game against Hanover.
Returning from last year’s team which posted a 14-2 regular
season record and needing a stellar season if the Broncos are
to make it deep into the playoffs is Brett Richardson. Though
Richardson is the marquee senior coming back this year, he is
accompanied by some talented classmates in Matt Lubinski,
forward; Jake Schofield, goalkeeper; Nick Sweeney, defender; and
Andrew Teague, midfielder, in addition to sophomore midfielder
Nate Gosselin. Still, despite the mass exodus that Blackwell
and assistant coach Al Conti, each in their fourth season, have
experienced, they remain energetic and enthusiastic about the
upcoming season.
Girls’ Soccer
The Lady Broncos are facing a similar situation as their brethren
on the soccer field. “(We have a) young team returning to Division
one play,” acknowledged Head Coach Lance McAdam whose squad
finished with a respectable 12-5-1 mark in 2013. McAdam went on
to say, “(We) should get better with every game and look to peak just
in time for the playoffs.” Talent-wise, the AHS coach noted that his
team has plenty of skill to compete in Division I; it’s just in need of a
little more experience.
Providing the experience his team does enjoy are: Returning
starters: Jillian Houle, sophomore, defender; Kayla Juliano,
junior mid; Erin Rosier, JR Def; Danielle Ross, junior FWD; Sarah
McAdam, senior mid; Brianna Wiggans, senior mid; and Samantha
Gianelli, junior GK. Returning letter winners include Kristin DeCost,
sophomore fwd, and Hannah Croce, junior mid.
Griffth Looks to Rebound
as he Heads to Star Speedway
submitted by Eric LaFleche
Derek Griffith, the pro-stock
driver from Hudson, is looking
to rebound after a pair of
disappointing finishes as the GSPSS
returns to the quarter-mile Star
Speedway in Epping.
The 17-year-old driver of the
No. 12 Mom’s of Manchester/LCM
Racing Toyota recently finished in
the eighth position after a series
of misfortunes during the Hudson
Hugger at Hudson International
Speedway back on August 23.
Derek remarked, “We are not
very happy with the way things
turned out, we
needed to finish
strong at our home
track and we just
couldn’t find our rhythm. I know that Star
(Speedway) will be different.
“We’re tied with Barry (Gray) for fourth
in the points. We really don’t think about
the points all that much, but as the season
winds down, our focus is to get the best
finishes possible and to finish out the
season as best we can.”
The last time the GSPSS raced at Star was
August 16. Griffith finished in a season-
low 18th place as he and Larry Gelinas tangled early
on, however, Derek consistently runs in the top 5 at Star
Speedway and is looking for his first career Granite State
Pro Stock Series victory.
Derek will be in action on September 6 at Star
Speedway for 100 laps with the GSPSS. The post time is
6 p.m.
You can follow Derek on Facebook at www.facebook.
com/derekgriffith18 or Twitter at www.twitter.com/
derekgriffith12.
Players and coaches of the 2014 Alvirne High School Football team
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