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by Gina M. Votour Several appointments were made to Hudson boards and committees during the April 14 and April 28 Board of Selectmen meetings. Through a unanimous vote taken during the April 14 meeting, Stuart Schneiderman was selected to fill the single vacant alternate slot on the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC). An accountant who has resided in Hudson for over four years, Schneiderman is also a member of the Planning Board and part of the Hudson Democratic Town Committee. “I’d like to see Hudson, my neighbors, all of us, get our fair share of development,” stated Schneiderman, citing preferences such as the return of the rail to south Nashua. On April 28, Ron Routhier was appointed to the single vacant alternate seat on the Conservation Commission with a term to expire on 12/31/09. A Hudson resident since 1992, Routhier explained to the board that he became interested in the Conservation Commission after speaking with a commission member during a previous town event. Three applicants surfaced for the two vacant member seats on the Recycling Committee — Lisa Elliot, David Reidt, and Peter Beaupre. Elliot is a 15-year Hudson resident whose children are involved in baseball and other town activities. Describing herself as “an avid recycler,” Elliot mentioned better ways to communicate recycling messages, such as through banners at ball fields, newspaper advertising, and more Website visibility. Reidt is the evening manager at Hannaford in Hudson, who revealed his desire to “give back something of my time to the town.” Beaupre, who could not attend the selectmen meetings due to a scheduling conflict, was interviewed on a previous occasion by Selectmen Ben Nadeau and Shawn Jasper. Based upon a special suggestion stemming from Selectman Nadeau, all three applicants were appointed to the Recycling Committee. “This is the first continued to page 7 - New Appointments

New Appointments Made

Hudson VFW Post 5791

Loyalty Day

Matt, “Some kids submitted by showed up every Kathleen Christopher Sometimes a major weekend. That’s undertaking can some dedication.” Of course, there be derailed by the smallest things. In the were roadblocks. case of Matt Preston’s They had to redesign some things Eagle Project, it was mosquitoes. on the fly, change the hardware, adjust During the month the design of the of October, their buzz bench lids. Matt said vied with that of saws and punctuated with he felt like quitting “Slap! Got one!” in sometimes but did Assistant Scoutmaster not because, “ … Joe Undercofler’s my parents would workshop, but have killed me, Eagle Scout Matt Preston of Troop 20 nothing stopped Matt and because it’s at his Court of Honor or more than a dozen something I wanted Scouts who showed up to assist him in to achieve since starting Scouts, and completing his project. Working every having come that close I wasn’t about to weekend and several weeknights, the give up.” team constructed three storage benches “One of the most amazing things about the Eagle Project was that Matt learned for the Behavior Health Unit at Southern it is a process,” says Deb Preston. Paul New Hampshire Medical Center. The Hamilton adds, “It’s about leadership Unit wished to begin a gardening and a transition to adulthood. That’s the program for patients, and Matt’s boxes biggest thing an Eagle can take away from are an integral part of this program. The his project.” boxes are constructed of weather-resistant Everyone agreed that the best day was Hardi-Board, and their design allows the one when the benches were delivered gardening tools to be stored within, to Southern New Hampshire Medical while the closed lid is a comfortable seat. Center. Deb Preston said, “Hospital While the idea was simple, the process of workers came out to say thank you, and constructing them wasn’t. they made a sign with pictures of the “The road to Eagle is not a short Project saying ‘Thank you, Matt’.” Snacks trip,” says Assistant Scoutmaster Joe were offered by hospital staff, which the Undercofler. “This was essentially a boys happily devoured. Southern New management project and Matt was Hampshire Medical Center Behavior the contractor. The benches were a Health Director Donna Lee Elliot consequence.” McCabe personally thanked Matt for his According to Matt, paperwork was hard work. the hardest part. “I had to keep re-doing At his Eagle Court of Honor on it. Council wanted it detailed, and I’m Sunday, April 26, Matt honored Assistant not a detail guy.” But Matt persevered. Scoutmasters Paul Hamilton and Joe He completed paperwork and got his Undercofler in his speech, and offered a approval for the project, and then it bouquet to each of their wives “for giving was time to start. His dad, John, said, up all those weekends with your family.” “They expected him to be a contractor Hamilton said, “It’s rewarding to work and know how to do it. He didn’t.” But with the guys, and there’s a reason we all there was help. Assistant Scoutmasters do this. It’s about mentoring.” Paul Hamilton and Joe Undercofler had As an Eagle Scout, Matt plans to carpentry experience and tools, and were continue working with Troop 20 as an able to guide Matt into the leadership Assistant Scoutmaster and teach a couple role he needed to assume to complete the of merit badges. Ultimately, he hopes to project. And when work began, younger be an advisor for someone else’s Eagle Scouts from Troop 20 showed up, as Project. they always do, to help. According to

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And on the House Hudson VFW Post 5791 held its annual Committee, the Loyalty Day Dinner Ladies Auxiliary and Awards ceremony Service Award was presented to Marilyn on May 1. Miller, who has been The program began with the posting of doing “double duty” representing President colors by members of the post color Brenda Gora at many functions over the past guard, the invocation few months. by Ladies Auxiliary A special Chaplain Linda Avard, and the Pledge of Humanitarian Award Allegiance led by Post was also made Commander Mike during the ceremony. Dustin. We often hear or read about “acts of The Hudson Fire heroism.” A firefighter Department Award enters a burning was presented to Ed building to rescue Shiebler, who was a person overcome cited for his many by smoke and fumes years of service to the - a police officer steps department, first as a between a drunken firefighter and later as a knife-wielding assailant very active volunteer. and his intended victim Officer Patrick - a medic rushes onto a Broderick received battlefield to tend to a the Hudson Police wounded soldier. Department Award and All are acts of was recognized for his Dennis Levesque (Humanitarian Award recipient) heroism involving excellent police work in and Brenda Gora (wife of transplant recipient Russ Gora) continued to page 14a case that began with a Loyalty Day motor vehicle stop and culminated with the arrest of individuals responsible for a number of counterfeit bills that had been passed in New Hampshire. Jennifer Riel received the Town of Hudson Employee Award for her outstanding work in the Water Department, especially her ability to work with delinquent accounts and arrange payment plans. Athletic Director Karen Bonney received the Alvirne High School Award. Her resume included many examples of her dedication to her students and her enthusiasm for her chosen field. Dolores Barry from Hills Garrison School was named recipient of the Hudson Elementary School Award. Unfortunately, a family emergency prevented her from being present to accept the award. Also unable to attend was Linda Linscott, the Hudson Middle School awardee. Both will be presented their awards at a later date. Bob Rosentel received the VFW Service Award and was cited for his work Commander Mike Dustin and Karen Bonney (Alvirne High School Athletic Director) as Hospital Chairman.

Hudson Grange Honors
The Grange is a family fraternal organization, dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service, education, legislation and fellowship. On April 28 members of Hudson Grange No.11 observed Community Recognition Night to honor outstanding citizens Roger Coutu, Community Citizen of the Year; Beth Cardorette, Teacher of the Year; who have made Helen Cheyne, Firefighter of the Year; and Jana McMillan, Police Officer of the Year. a difference in someone’s life or in areas the department is involved in. elderly lady but knew something the community. The Teacher Award went to Beth was not right by the way the victim’s Following the salute to the Cadorette. Steward Rachel Bailey dog was acting. It appeared the flag led by Claire Gagnon, the presented this award to a deserving lady had suffered a stroke and Reverend David Howe delivered teacher at the Nottingham West ACO McMillan immediately an inspirational invocation. Master Elementary School. Beth is began first aid and cared for her Jerry Leclerc then welcomed teaching at the first grade level and until the Fire Department arrived. and thanked all those present includes a nurturing environment Her compassion shows how she who joined us in honoring our conducts her job. for the cognitive, emotional and community citizens who have gone social well being of her students. The Firefighter Award went to above and beyond the call of duty. She finds ways to make the Helen Cheyne. Treasurer Rick Pat Bailey, Flora of Hudson curriculum fun and interesting. She Bailey presented her this award Grange, served as master of is the kind of teacher that creates after reading the recommendations ceremony and gave a brief history a love of learning for the young that earned her this honor. of the Grange and our community minds. Beth is pursuing a degree in Helen’s primary responsibility as involvement. Educational Administration to attain Administrative Aide is working The Police Award went to Jana and remain at the top of her career. with the Fire Prevention Division McMcMillan, the Animal Control The Community Citizen Award and is always looking to find new Office (ACO) at the Hudson went to Roger Coutu. Overseer ways to make the Fire Department Police Department. Lady Assistant Bob Haefner presented him more successful and efficient. Steward, Sarah Leclerc presented this certificate and a gift. We Helen’s willingness to put her best her with this award and explained chose Roger for two efforts he effort forward was seen during the reason for her nomination. On accomplished during his first year the Ice Storm this last December. October 27, 2008 ACO McMillan in office as one of our selectmen. She assisted in staffing the Town distinguished herself by responding First, for completing the purchase sponsored shelter. She also helps to a Hudson residence to check on of the former Benson’s Animal Park with the Police Blood Drives, at Old the homeowner. She located the continued to page 14- Grange Home Days and several other civic

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Saturday, May 9 The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), in conjunction with the Rural Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, will conduct a Food Drive to help restock community food banks. This year’s event will be held as part of the NALC’s nationwide response to the ever-increasing need for food in the battle against hunger. Residents of Hudson and Litchfield are asked to leave non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 9, for pickup by their carriers. All food collected will stay in Hudson and Litchfield food banks. Saturdays, May 9, 23, 30 and Sundays, May 10, 24, 31 Dog Licenses will be available on the weekend for Hudson residents from 8-11 a.m. at the Animal Control Facility, 6 Constitution Drive, across the street from the police department. You are required to bring the following information in order to get a tag: the renewal letter from Town Hall (if the rabies is expired you must bring an updated certificate), a copy of current rabies certificate (not the tag) for new registrations, and a copy of a spay/neuter certificate if new registrations. Checks with I.D. and cash will be accepted. For more information, the phone number is 889-PETS. Saturday, May 16 The Hudson Kiwanis are joining the Hudson Historical Society to have a work day at the Alvirne Hills House called “Let’s Get Ready for Spring” from 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers are welcome to help open the House after a long winter. Join us if you’d like to help! Rakes and other hand tools are also welcome. The Litchfield School District SAU #27 is having a technology give-away of old outdated computers, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. These are low-end PC’s that have Pentium II processors, up to 384 MB memory, (MAX allowed), and 7.5GB hard drives. They will have Windows 98 operating system only installed. If you are interested, a list of the equipment is available to view on the Litchfield School District website: http://www.litchfieldsd.org/technology/ documents/ 2009%20Technology%20Dispo sition%20List.pdf. There is a no return to the school policy. The Alvirne High School Swim Team will hold a Car Wash Fundraiser at the 7-11 store parking lot, located on Route 111 and Greeley Street, and will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a fundraiser to help offset the high costs of swimming as a varsity sport. It is also an opportunity for the town’s people to meet the student athletes who represent their town throughout the state and region. We appreciate all the help and support from the community. You can also e-mail fastbroncos@comcast.net with any questions. Tuesday, May 19 Litchfield Lions Club is holding their ‘Almost summer BBQ’ at the Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield on Route 3A from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The BBQ is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Come and support your Litchfield Lions Club. Sunday, June 7 Mark your calendars! Hudson will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library. The opening will begin at noon with speeches and presentations, followed by tours of the Library and a good old-fashioned barbeque. Open to the public.

Community Events

Monday, May 18 The May meeting of the Hudson Republican Committee will be held at Robert and Lucille Robbins home at 43 Hazelwood Drive, Hudson, at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tim Boland at 881-4284 or e-mail: sboland170@aol.com or Lucille Robbins at wwpwr@hotmail.com. The meeting will be a wine and cheese social.

Meetings

Saturday, May 16 Presentation of Mary Academy will hold a giant Multi-family Yard and Barn Sale on the school grounds at 182 Lowell Road, Hudson, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The yard sale will be held rain or shine. Monday, May 18 The Club at Litchfield Middle School AfterSchool Parent & Advisory Board Meeting will be held in the Litchfield Middle School Library at 6 p.m. Parents and other interested community members are invited to attend. For information contact: Patricia Waggoner at prwaggoner@comcast.net; or the program director, Bill Roy at 660-6349 or wroy@bgcn.com; or visit the program’s web page at http://www.bgcn.com/locations/ litchfield-middle-school.aspx. Tuesday, May 26 The Litchfield School District Guidance Department is sponsoring a comprehensive Internet Safety Workshop at Campbell High School from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Three sessions will be offered: “Online Predators and Social Networking” - “Cyber Bullying” - and “Taking Control of Your Home Computer”. For more information, e-mail: fseiden@litchfieldsd.org.

School Activities

60 and Over Coffe Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday.

Hudson Regular Meetings & Events

American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday. Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday. Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday. Business Networking International, Bell Tower Plaza, 43 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday. Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday. Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month. Friends of Hudson, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday. GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, Hudson Police Community Room, 7 p.m., Second Wednesday. Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August) Hudson Area Moms Club, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December) Hudsonareamomsclub@yahoo.com Hudson Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday. Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday. Hudson Republican Committee, Town Hall, second Monday, 7 p.m. Hudson Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday. Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.) Knights of Columbus, St. John’s Center, 8 p.m., first Wednesday. Library Events: www.hillsml.lib.nh.us for events calendar Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday. Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (October to May) Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday. Nottingham West Lions Club meeting, Valentino’s Restaurant, first and third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (September to June) Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday. Pioneer Clubs for grades 1 through 6, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (starting Sept. 26) Call to register: 598-9000. Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday. Rec. Department Activities: http://www.hudsonrec.com/ School Board, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m., first and third Monday.

Monday, May 11 Principal Bob Manseau and Assistant Laurie Rothhaus of Campbell High School, along with the School Resource Officer Mike Corl and Health Teacher Shannon Szepan, are pleased to offer a Parent Workshop on the current reality of drugs and alcohol in Litchfield. The Parent Forum will focus on educating parents on what the effects can be of alcohol and drug abuse on the teenage brain. We are asking parents of all Litchfield students (not just high school) to attend a presentation for one night from 6-8 p.m. in the library. Please contact Chris Ferraro at Campbell High School, cferraro@litchfield sd.org, to register. Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 Uniting to create a new legacy… The Alvirne Music Department and Class Act Drama Club are collaborating to present Fiddler on the Roof, coming to the Alvirne stage on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at 1 and 7 p.m. The show will feature students, faculty, and alumni. There will be raffles and concessions available. Come and enjoy the new “Tradition.” For more information, go to www.freewebs.com/ahsclassact.

School Activities

Friday, May 15 The Hudson Recreation Department will hold a Father/Daughter Dance from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue. Tickets are on sale at the Town Clerk’s office and the Recreation Center.

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Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday. TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m. Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merrifield Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday (889-5575) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday

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Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, 269 Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield: Check out www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com or call 424-4044 for information about library events, some of which require registration. Tuesday, May 19 The Friends of the Library of Hudson will meet from 7-9 p.m. in the meeting room at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Items on the agenda include: election of officers, membership, summer plans. New members welcome. For information, call Jane at 882-9169. Sunday, June 7 Mark your calendars! Hudson will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library. The opening will begin at noon with speeches and presentations, followed by tours of the Library and a good old-fashioned barbeque. Open to the public.

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Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August) Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year. Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday.

Litchfield Regular Meetings & Events

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Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday. Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except January & July) Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litchfield Service Unit, Litchfield Middle School, Art Room, 6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Library Events: www.cutlerlibrary.blogspot.com Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday. Litchfield Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email katharford@comcast.net for location. Litchfield Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of the month. Litchfield Lions Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday. Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes) Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday. Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday. Recreation Department activities: www.litchfield.mv.com/commision/recreation_ all.html The Club at LMS After-School Advisory Board, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m., last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.

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Michael Ferdinand, a first year graphic design and illustration student and lifetime resident of Litchfield, created a design for Breathe New Hampshire’s annual T-Shirt Graphic Design contest that landed in the top three. The design was vying to win the honor of being imprinted on event T-shirts, which will be distributed to each participant in the non-profit’s annual Seacoast Bike Tour scheduled on May 16 and 17. Ferdinand, a graduate of Campbell High School, is currently enrolled in Manchester Community College’s Commercial Design and Illustration Program. He professes to have a keen interest in drawing and computers. “So this field that combines both is perfect for me,” he explained. It seems he has found his niche, as his design was chosen as one of the top three designs to be used as this year’s design for Breathe New Hampshire’s annual Seacoast Bike Tour official T-shirt. Over 400 people voted online, with his design and another student’s designs splitting the vote for second place. “Each year we do this, the number of folks who vote increases,” said Beth D’Ovidio, spokesperson for Breathe New Hampshire. She added, “We are always blown away by the quality and individuality of the designs.” This year’s winning design was submitted by Shane McGonagle of Greenfield. “This is the third year we participated with Manchester Community College in this service-learning project,” said Beth. Students are assigned the project of creating the design for the T-shirt, as part of their course work. The project provides the students with authentic experience in working with a client and designing something that may have a real life application. Ferdinand explained that he conducted his own research on Breathe New Hampshire before he began his design. “I visited their Website to see what they were all about,” he said. When asked about his process for creating the design, he explained, “First I came up with a few small sketches (thumbnails), then I decided � ������ �� to develop ������� the idea of TM bikers riding around the organization’s logo, which is circular. It all had a moving dynamic to it.” Ferdinand was hoping the design would produce a good grade from his teacher. “I TM can’t tell you what grade he received,” said D’Ovidio,” but it was a winner Michael Ferdinand’s design to us.”

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Yet, Mr. Bell and the Board subsequently ignored the very obvious will of most voters by approving $180,000 of non-essential spending. How is that any different from an unfunded mandate (that they so strongly opposed)? The taxpayers of Hudson will have to keep vigilantly watching for the rest of the kindergarten implementation process to make sure our pockets aren’t being picked by the “know-betters” of the Hudson School District. Richard Patterson - Hudson spending. The latter means curb and reduce spending in line with available income. Why can’t our Democratic-led House and Senate understand this? With the current economic situation and joblessness in our state, why can’t they understand that we cannot afford any more increases in taxes of any type? Mr. Knowles wants us to believe that there are “400 different sets of ideas” of how to balance the state budget. That is another joke. There are two distinct sets of ideas. The Democrats idea is to spend more and raise taxes to cover any shortfalls. Mr. Knowles and our other two area Democrat state reps march goose-step in line with the majority party in Concord on this philosophy. The second idea is of the minority party to curb spending and cut taxes in these difficult economic times. Mr. Knowles last line states “spread the pain.” Did you or your majority party ever consider alleviating some of the pain by cutting many of the needless increases in spending that you passed in the last two years? I am sure this concept never crossed your mind. Mr. Knowles, you can write all the letters you desire to try and justify your votes on more spending, increased government autonomy, increased entitlement programs, higher taxes, etc., but I for one am not fooled by your rhetoric. I for one am not buying it. The bigger the lie, the more believable it is. And if you tell it enough, the people will fall for it. That was the general idea of the Nazi party of the 1930s and 40s, and unfortunately this ideology is thriving in our state. Hopefully, the majority of the taxpayers will see through this ruse. Tom Dichard - Hudson

This letter is tardy; but the topic is nonetheless still pertinent. At the outset, I’ll be clear that I do support public kindergarten. That being said ... I am puzzled by what part of “no new spending” Hudson school Superintendent Following the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) meeting on Bell and the School Board failed to April 23, I looked to write to Virginia asking if there was a Santa understand after residents voted in March. Claus in Hudson; however, not being able to find her, I wrote to During the February School Deliberative Marilyn instead. Session, Mr. Bell and the Board strongly advocated voting for Hudson’s lawsuit Dear Miss Marilyn, against the State and against the warrant On my way to work this morning, I saw a private nursery school articles supporting kindergarten; and voters that had spring flowers taped to the windows, which the children had did that by a wide margin in March. Their made. I believe the density was well over the amount that Zoning reasoning was that the State should not regulations allow on a business. Would you be so kind as to bring this ��������������������� impose any unfunded mandates. Shortly matter to the attention of the Zoning Code Enforcement Official, Mr. �������� after the March voting, the Court refused Oleksak, at the next meeting of the ZBA, similar to the issues that you ���������������������� to grant Hudson an injunction against spoke about at the last meeting? the State. Mr. Bell in the Board then In the March 23 meeting, you mentioned a problem with cookies met and decided to abandon the lawsuit and brownies getting sold with ice cream as we walk between the and implement kindergarten to begin in flowers. I am glad that Mr. Oleksak is again on the job taking care of September. At their next meeting, the very the important issues you have for him. first kindergarten business item taken up was Can you tell if the window signage at Market Basket on Lowell to approve allocating $180,000 for providing Road is too big? You mentioned a small store that, in your mind, was full, two-way busing for both the AM and over the top with signs. Is this big guy okay? PM kindergarten sessions. Apparently, Do you know that a gun store at your end of town has a pickup transportation was the top priority all truck for sale in the front of his store? Not as important as a wetland the factors needing to be considered for violation but bigger than the campaign sign from November still on kindergarten. the PSHN right-of-way. Kindergarten transportation is not ���������������������� When you come out of your driveway, what is the status of that required by the state. So, I asked Mr. Bell faded red fiberglass building with some paving, some trees, and an why it was being included in a last-minute HVAC unit in front of it? Is parking overnight okay there on the lawn, implementation of kindergarten when and can you find out what the large piece of equipment real close to no money had been provisioned for any the road is. and is it still for sale? It has been there since last fall. kindergarten by voters at his and the Board’s Don’t you just love Hudson, and good luck in next March’s urging. He replied that full transportation Selectmen elections. It appears the games have begun. would “make it a better program.” I then asked by e-mail what other towns he had surveyed regarding transportation; and received no reply. (Hmmm … whenever a warrant article for salary increases is presented, Mr. Bell always provides data from other towns to justify the need for salary increases.) So I did a survey. Here are the results: • Busing provided, two-way per session: Hudson (extra cost: $180,000), Salem (extra cost: yes - unsure of money), Londonderry (extra cost – yes - unsure of money). ���������������������� • No bussing provided: Nashua and Pelham ���������������������� • Busing provided, one way per session: Acc Windham (TBD: None, one-way, money g ept Reg tin istr ing TBD), Litchfield, Merrimack, Amherst, cep tions atio Ac tra Bedford, Milford (extra cost for all - $0 ns gis Re with elementary). Out of 10 nearby districts, only two provide two-way busing (two or three) provide no busing at all, and (five or six) ���������������������� ���������������������������������������������� provide one-way busing. 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Yard Sale at Anne Marie House on Saturday, May 16
The Greater Nashua Interfaith Hospitality Network (GNIHN) is a collaborative effort of religious congregations in the greater-Nashua area who operate the Anne Marie House on the grounds of Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson. This facility provides vital transitional housing and support services for homeless families – i.e., a mom plus dad with child(s) or a single parent with child(s). New Hampshire’s 2006-2010 Consolidated Plan by the Housing and Community Development Council estimates that 2,632 families (of 5,554 parents and children) were homeless in New Hampshire per 2005 data. In fact, children under 18 are the largest sub-category of homeless individuals! The problem is going to get worse in the future due to the present economic downturn and foreclosure crisis. Meanwhile, government, philanthropic, and individual funders who help non-profits like GNIHN meet their missions are reducing their giving due to budget and investment pressures. Thus, GNIHN and others must devise new fundraising avenues to fill the budget gaps. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday May 16, GNIHN will run a Yard Sale at Anne Marie House to raise money for its important mission to help house and serve area homeless parents with children. In addition to selling items of its own, GNIHN invites residents throughout the greater-Nashua area to also rent a stall at the Yard Sale to sell goods at. This event will be an excellent opportunity to “spring clean” your home by selling unused goods while helping Anne Marie House fund its work by renting a stall for just (8-feet by 5-feet or (16-feet by 5-feet). For more information or to reserve space call 883-7337 (ask for Tami, June, or Laurie) or e-mail TLChevalier@yahoo.com (note “Yard Sale” as the subject). We hope to see many sellers and buyers at this event. Thank-you for considering to be a part of its success.

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The seated Benson Committee of March 2009 would like to thank the people of Hudson for their support of cleanup days, along with finally getting the property for the town’s use. Two months ago, the committee was informed that their services would be terminated, and if they were interested in being on the new Benson Committee they could apply for the position. I realize that there is no volunteer committee that has lifetime appointments, but some people on this committee, such as Esther McGraw, Duane King, Rhona Charbonneau, Ray Parker, and Ken Dickerson, had been with the committee for a long time, planning for when the property would be turned over to the town. I suggested to Selectman Jasper, who is our liaison, that for those members Laurie Skibba, Executive Director, and that wanted to, they should be given twoRichard Patterson, Board Trustee, GNIHN, or three-year terms. There would still be Anne Marie House - Hudson vacancies for new people who would like the appointment. This suggestion was shot down by Selectman Jasper. We were also informed that the need for representatives Response from the Conservation, Recreation, and to John Knowles’ Letter Historical were not necessary. Some members felt this was a slap in the face and In response to Representative John they were no longer needed. I hope this was Knowles’ letter to the Hudson~Litchfield not the intent, but this was the interpretation. News of May 1, all I can say is … what a I was a little perturbed when listening to joke. the Planning Board meeting on television His first sentence states “balancing to hear Selectman Maddox state that he, income with expenditures.” Why can’t the through a Planning Board member, should be Democratic-led House and Senate “balance appointed to the committee. Does this mean expenditures with income?” There is a the Recreation Committee, Conservation distinct difference between the two. Mr. Committee, and Hudson Historical Society Knowles’ statement means find income (i.e. are not as important? raise taxes) to balance the extreme overI myself only volunteered because the previous secretary left a meeting and resigned. I agreed to help out and had no intention of taking a position that someone would like. To my colleagues on the “old” Benson Committee, thank you ���������������������������� ���������������������������� for making me feel welcome. You all worked so hard taking ����������������������������� ����������������������������� care of the property and ������������������ ������������������ tweaking the master plan. To the new Benson �������������������������������� ������������������������������� Committee, we all wish you well �������������������������� �������������������������� and can’t wait until the park is opened for all of us to enjoy. ����������������������������� �����������������������������

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Knowles are Good and Decent Citizens
I am writing this letter in response to the barrage of negative sentiments in the letters of your readers against John and Mary Ann Knowles. These personal attacks against their character are really deplorable. The Knowles have stated that they make political decisions based upon their personal values. They have said they vote their conscience while “respecting others’ right to disagree.” The negative comments are not good arguments for “the other side.” They are impugning the reputations of good and decent citizens (the Knowles). It would seem the ‘loyal opposition’ is not for anything but instead against people – gay people, transgendered people – against sharing their rights with all Americans. These “new republicans” have become the party of hate. Sorry folks, the Democrats won. Obama won. He is trying to clean up the mess of the last eight years. He is doing so without name-calling or blaming. He is a class act. Too bad so many of your readers are so filled with vitriol — afraid of losing something they alone felt entitled to. It doesn’t appear as though our illustrious politicians have missed a meal because a gay person has taken soup out of their mouths. In fact, they all look abundantly healthy and robust! The Knowles are good and honest honor people and are no threat to anyone’s “way of life” even when that “way of life” excludes other of God’s children and is based on fear, ignorance and selfishness. Keep it up, Republicans, and we will all be marching backward into the 16th century. Republicans are no longer the party of Goldwater and Eisenhower, both of whom were inclusive and big-hearted. You have become small-minded and hardhearted. Too bad. Jean Serino - Hudson approved budget increased by 17.5 percent – far above the cost of living. The democrats felt that they had received a mandate from the people to institute spending programs. With the recession hitting all of us in our wallets, this year’s Democratic majority, of which Knowles is a part, has passed a house budget that is again up beyond the inflation rate. Unfortunately with the recession holding the state firmly in its grip, all revenues are down. By reading the previous letter you might think that the new taxes would only touch a few residents. Again not true. Many of us will see a negative impact in our wallets if the budget passes the Senate as it passed the House. To begin with rooms and meals tax increase will affect you every time you purchase a meal at a restaurant. The gas tax will increase 15 cents over the next three years and you’ll pay every time you fill up your vehicle. If you are a smoker or if you live in a border town where small businesses rely on across out-of-state customers for tobacco sales, your town will see an impact. There are a number of four new taxes, which are: • Capital Gains Income Tax • Death Tax • Any gambling winnings • New tax on tobacco other than cigarettes (snuff and cigars under $2) at a rate of 48.59 percent The Insurance Premium Tax reduction frozen which may mean fewer insurance companies in our state. Less competition means higher prices. Then we need to look at higher fees and new fees. Some of these will impact all of us and some will not, but all are increases, which Knowles failed to mention. • Increased registration costs for vehicles • HHS fee for community facilities, $78 per bed • Certified copy of license/registration fee • Motor vehicle records fee • Department review of subsurface plans fee • Inspection sticker fee • Real estate electronic transaction fee • Fire safe cigarette certification fee • Boat registration fee • Salt water license fee • New penalty assessment for traffic fines ranging from an increase of 20 to 24 percent. • New $100 fee for annulment of records • Pilot/navigator/captains fee increase Don’t be misled. Government services require a great deal of money to sustain. In this recession wouldn’t it have made more sense to cut some functions rather than increase taxes and fees on residents? If you agree, contact the Senate Finance Committee and your democratic representative and tell them you are taxed enough already. Russ Ober, State Representative - Hudson holding their Blood Drive also on May 16 at Griffin Memorial in the gym. We hope to see you Saturday. Christie McQuesten - Litchfield

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Iran tested the launch of a Scud missile from a ship in the Caspian Sea, which was designed to provide the capability of launching intermediate range missiles from cargo ships sitting off coastlines. Also, within a few years, Iran will have long-range missiles capable of striking North America. Iran could have nuclear warheads available to mount on missiles in late 2009. The U.S. and other countries do not have missile defense systems to ward off an attack. Counter strikes could be launched against Iran, but this would not prevent Iran from launching an initial strike based on irrational thinking by Amadmanejad and his Iranian cohorts. The Obama administration is making conciliatory gestures towards Iran, but is not making any progress in curtailing Iran’s nuclear development program. According to Walid Phares, an expert on global terrorism and the Middle East, “the perception in Tehran is the Obama administration will not use everything at its disposal to apply pressure on Iran.” Furthermore, Obama’s apparent bow to Saudi King Abdullah is perceived as an act of submission and weakness by the international community. I fear Obama’s naive blunders will embolden Iran to pursue and possibly use its nuclear missile capabilities. Donald A. Moskowitz - Londonderry

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Letter Carriers to Conduct Food Drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), in conjunction with the Rural Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, will conduct a Food Drive to help restock community food banks. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 9, as part of the NALC’s nationwide response to the everincreasing need for food in the battle against hunger. Residents of Hudson and Litchfield are asked to leave non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 9, for pickup by their carriers. All food collected will stay in Hudson and Litchfield food banks. In 2008, 10,300 pounds of food was collected and distributed to families in need. Nationally, 73.1 million pounds of food was collected. Frank Maglio, Food Drive Coordinator - Hudson

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Marriage is more than a collection of legal rights; it tells the community that two people love each other and are a family. Since everyone understands and respects this, it makes being married something important, something we aspire to, and something that protects us in daily life as well as in times of crisis. Our constitution requires legal equality for all. Helen Smith - Nashua

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The Litchfield Lions Club is holding their ‘Almost Summer’ Barbeque on Saturday, May 16 at the Griffin Memorial School cafeteria. The main reason for this event is to get members of the community out together and see what the Lions Club does. It’s a great time and the food is very good. The Lions Club is always looking for new members, and there will be plenty of people there to answer your questions if you have some, along with photos of different things that the Lions have done within our community. Won’t you consider joining the Lions Club and making a difference in your community? The barbeque is free, but donations will be accepted. If you come to the barbeque, maybe you could consider helping someone out and giving blood as well. The Knights of Columbus will be

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On May 3 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Officer Broderick and Officer McStravick conducted a motor vehicle stop on Cross Street, Hudson. Two male subjects, identified as Justin Noviello, 24, of Hudson, and Matthew Bussolari, 23, of Litchfield, were taken into custody on the charges of Prohibited Sales as two female subjects under the age of 21 were found in the possession of alcoholic beverages. Noviello was charged with the offense of Open Container as well. Further investigation led to the discovery of an illegal controlled substance. Bussolari was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute as defined in RSA 318-B:2. Bail for Noviello was set at $2,500 cash and bail for Bussolari was set at $10,000 cash. Neither subject could post bail as of this writing and were scheduled to be arraigned in Nashua District Court on May 4. This incident is still under investigation at this time.

Unemployment Benefits Extended for NH Citizens
Governor John Lynch announced on May 6 that federal stimulus funds will allow for the extension of unemployment benefits for New Hampshire citizens. “New Hampshire families and businesses continue to be impacted by the ongoing national recession. I believe strongly we should do what we can to assist families through these difficult economic times, and extending unemployment benefits to hard-working men and women looking for jobs is one way we can do exactly that,” Governor Lynch said. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, New Hampshire qualifies for a 13week extension of emergency unemployment compensation benefits. The 13-week increase is in addition to the 20-week federal extension already in place. This does not include the first 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits. The federally-funded 13-week extension was triggered due to New Hampshire’s increased unemployment rate. Eligibility for the additional 13 weeks began this week. All individuals who wish to file for the extension will have to visit their nearest New Hampshire Employment Security office to complete the application form. If it is determined that regular unemployment insurance has been exhausted, then a claim for extended benefits can be established. For contact information and directions to New Hampshire Employment Security offices, go to www.nh.gov/nhes, or call 1-800-852-3400.

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New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy Accepting Applications
The NH Police Cadet Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2009 session. Sponsored for the past 36 years by the NH Police Association and the NH Association of Chiefs of Police, along with the Exploring Division of the Daniel Webster Council, the NH Police Cadet Training Academy offers young men and women ages 14 to 20 the opportunity to experience life as a police recruit. This year, the weeklong academy will take place at the Hesser College campus in Manchester, from June 20–26. There are three academy sessions held during the same week. The Academy start with the Basic Class designed for the first time Cadet and is limited to 100 applicants. The Cadet who returns for the second year attends the Advanced Academy. This is limited to 36 applicants. The third year Cadets are usually very serious about pursuing a career in law enforcement and attends the Leadership Academy. This is limited to 20 applicants. The Academy staff is all police officers from New Hampshire and Vermont, whose time is generously donated by the Chiefs and Selectmen. Training for all three class levels is conducted by the most prestigious law enforcement officials in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as professional from business, media and academia. The training has both physically and educational demands, the classroom topics are fascinating, and the discipline is motivating. Registration deadline is June 10, but applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Applications may be found on our Web page at www.nhchiefsofpolice.com then click on Cadet Training Academy. On the Website, you will also find a link to a segment from New Hampshire Chronicle from WMUR Channel 9, Manchester. Further information can be obtained from Chief Steven Marshall, Washington Police Department, 495-3294 or nhpcta@nhchiefsofpolice.com, or your local Chief of Police.

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A boat operator with blood alcohol content above 0.10 percent is estimated to be 10 times more likely to die in a boating accident than a sober operator. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, boating under the influence contributes to 34 percent of fatal boating accidents. Here are some tips from FindLaw.com on how to avoid a BUI and also stay safe on the water this summer. 1. Don’t drink while operating a boat. Save all drinking activities until you are safely on land. 2. Be overly cautious on major holiday weekends. The weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day are considered the deadliest weekends both on the water and on the road for accidents involving alcohol. 3. Know your local boating regulations. If you trailer your boat to another state, or to Canada, read and clearly understand what the local regulations say about open containers of alcohol in a boat, and BUI laws. 4. Beware of boater’s fatigue. Hours on the water with exposure to noise, the sun, wind, glare and the vibration of the boat can produce an effect called boater’s fatigue, which can affect a person almost as much as if they were legally drunk. Adding alcohol or drugs can multiply and intensify that effect. 5. Read the label on your prescription drugs. Common prescription medications, such as those to control blood pressure, could have side effects that could be multiplied by environmental factors such as too much sun. 6. Wear your life vest. Because alcohol, combined with the elements, can impair your balance, wearing a life vest is a good idea.
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St. Mary’s Bank (www.stmarysbank. com) was honored by the Web Marketing Association (WMA) for Best Credit Union Website for 2008. Selected from a field of credit unions, from throughout the United States and International, St. Mary’s micro-site, Celebrating 100 Years of the Nation’s First Credit Union, received the highest votes and accolades from an International panel of judges. “To be acknowledged by a distinguished panel of judges, representing 37 countries and numerous Fortune 500 Companies, is an honor and accomplishment,” said St. Mary’s Bank president and CEO, Ronald Covey. “St. Mary’s Bank was equally proud to share its’ history, heritage, culture – 100 Years in the making - via this award winning website,” added Covey. “Not only was the micro-site informative, yet it was also interactive for our members and visitors,” added Covey. “Members and visitors could enter monthly giveaway contests and were eligible for prizes ranging from iPhones to vacation stays. The $100,000 promotional giveaway we developed with WZID – Bags to Riches - resulted in a $10,000 prize for a contestant,” said Covey. The 700 Websites submitted for a WMA WebAward, which includes 96 business categories, were evaluated on: design; ease of use; copywriting; interactivity; use of technology; innovation; and content. Now in its 12th year, the WMA WebAward is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best Web sites on a global level. For more information, visit www.webaward.org.

Letter Carriers in Nashua and Hudson Aim to “Stamp Out Hunger”
On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers in Nashua and Hudson – and in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the country – will be doing much more than delivering mail along their postal routes. They will also be collecting the compassion of their postal customers who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 17th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food left by mailboxes and in post offices on May 9 and distribute the donations to area food pantries on May 10. The “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive, made possible by the efforts of members of the NALC, is the world’s largest one-day food drive. It has yielded more than half a billion pounds of food donations over the past 16 years. “This year, more than previous years, we need all residents in local communities across the country to be generous in their donations,” said Frank Maglio, coordinator of the food drive in Hudson. “All the food pantries are reporting a continuous increase of people coming to them for food and other necessary items,” he added. The food drive is held in late spring as food pantries run out of donations received during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. In 2008, the drive provided 73.1 million pounds of food nationally. The 10,300 pounds of food collected by Hudson letter carriers went to the First Baptist Church in Hudson, the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. John’s Parish in Hudson, and the Community Church in Litchfield. “With the financial crisis that is being felt in every neighborhood in this country, it could be your friend, neighbor, or family member you’re helping,” said Maglio. To donate, all Nashua and Hudson residents need to do is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 9. The carrier delivers the food to the post office, where it is sorted and then available for pickup by local food pantries the next day. The “Stamp Out Hunger” National Food Drive is conducted in conjunction with United Way, the United States Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, and Feeding America, and with support from Val-Pak and Campbell Soup Company.

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Law Allowing Communities to Utilize Federal Stimulus Funds Signed
Governor John Lynch signed into law a bill (SB 39) on April 17 that allows towns and school districts to quickly utilize federal stimulus funds. The new law gives local government bodies the ability to call special meetings for the purpose of appropriating stimulus money. Previously, towns and school districts had to petition the superior courts for permission to call a special meeting. The new law requires that there be a seven-day notice period on any special meeting. “The purpose of the federal stimulus funds is to put our people back to work quickly. By streamlining the process, while ensuring the public’s participation, we are helping to do just that,” Governor Lynch said. “I want to thank the bill’s sponsors and the House and Senate for working quickly to pass this law.” The bill was sponsored by Senators Deb Reynolds and Bob Odell and Representatives Mary Cooney and Suzanne Laliberte.

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The Hudson Memorial School is pleased to announce their students of the month for March. Students were selected for this month’s honor by the teachers in the following departments: Math and Physical Education. The students are being recognized for displaying outstanding academic effort as well as positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a strong sense of integrity. Marcie Garcia, grade 6; Andrea Peach, grade 7; Garrett Leaor, Matthew Gleason,, Alexander Munson, Nicholas Trowbrigde, grade 8.
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Litchfield Brownie Troop 10458 celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up the town tennis courts. Great job, scouts and volunteers! Matt Fortier (volunteer), Kamryn Ford, Emily Coughlin, Marissa Carignan, Emma Tierno, Hanna Keane (Daisy Troop), Taylor Rumrill, Madison Rossi, Emily Santom, Kayla Portillo, Sara Keane, and Meagan Fortier

Protective Clothing for Hudson Fire Department
The Hudson Fire Department recently took delivery of 59 sets of new firefighter protective clothing and boots, as part of a grant received from the 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant managed by the Department of Homeland Security. The grant award was a total of $76,860 in which the town was responsible to match ten percent or $7,686. The department chose the Janesville brand of protective clothing. Firefighter protective clothing — also known as ‘turn out gear’ — is specially designed to withstand the high temperatures and conditions firefighters face when fighting structure fires and working in other hazardous environments. The protective clothing meets National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 1971. The turn out gear is made of three primary layers; an outer shell, a moisture barrier, and a thermal liner. The outer garment is made from self-extinguishing fibers, known as Nomex, that provide against heat, flame, and abrasion. A set of turn out gear, which includes the coat and pants, ranges from Call Firefighter Peter O’Sullivan is shown with a set of $1,400 to $1,900. new protective clothing purchased with funds from the “Our previous protective clothing was 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. last replaced approximately ten years ago. previous grants from the Assistance to Due to the rigorous use and its age, many of the sets of turn out gear were showing Firefighters Program, and with these grants signs of deterioration in their protective purchased Plymovent systems for all abilities. The award of this grant and three fire stations (to reduce and remove purchase of the equipment puts us back in vehicle and apparatus exhaust from the fire stations) and two back-up generators for compliance with NFPA standards, but more importantly, provides our firefighters with Robinson Road and Burns Hill fire stations. the highest level of protection in order to In addition, the fire and police departments work in extremely hazardous conditions,” have received over $400,000 in grants from stated Chief Shawn Murray. the Department of Homeland Security for digital radio interoperability. The fire department has also received

Throwing the First Pitch
Marian Lacasse of Hudson threw the first ball at The New Hampshire Fisher Cats game on Sunday, April 26, thanks to The Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club. Marian, along with some of her family and friends, toured the park before the game, enjoyed great box seats, and had pictures taken with the mascots. Marian Lacasse

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Graduates Will Continue Competitive Shooting in College
by Lynne Ober the other he was 34 out of 130 competitors. Hudson’s Fish and Game Club sponsors a Junior Asked if he will try out again, he said, “Yes, if I Rifle Team that practices at the club and then qualify. First I have to get through the state level competes across the nation. This year two of their competition with a qualifying score.” members will be graduating from Alvirne High Adam and Brad laughed about their birthdays School and going onto college. and what it has meant to them. Adam’s birthday Brad Driscoll and Adam Auclair, longtime is in December and Brad’s in January. While friends and colleagues on the Junior Rifle Team, they started school together, the fact that Brad’s are looking forward to an exciting future. They birthday is in January means that he has one each made college decisions based on academics extra year to qualify for the Junior Olympic Team. but also looked for colleges with a rifle team. “But let’s be honest,” said Adam. “Competitive Both hope to compete in rifle shooting for a shooting is not like baseball – you don’t make college team. money at it. We will make our Adam and Brad are alike and money through different, but they our academic have loved the endeavors.” Brad discipline that comes agreed, and said from competitive that while he was shooting and they trying out for the have thrived in an Junior Olympic environment of Team he did not friendly competition. expect to have Both are members enough time to of the National hone his skills to Honor Society and make the team. both have plans for “Realistically, those college that already people do nothing except shoot and extend beyond the shoot and shoot. traditional four-year degree. They will I’m going to school.” And yet, both be going to he was still very graduate school. Brad will attend competitive on the national level when the University of Sciences in he competed last Philadelphia. This year. private university, The team founded in 1821, has practices twice a excellent academics week and competes with a track record about every other for their graduates of weekend. The securing prestigious outdoor season advanced placement was just starting as and jobs. Brad wants we talked. They Brad Driscoll and Adam Auclair to be a pharmacist and talked about their knows that he is embarking on a program that will shooting uniforms and how they were stiff and take him beyond the traditional 4-year degree. thick to ensure that participants have as little While there, he plans to be a member of the rifle “wiggle” as possible. The key to hitting the bull’s team. eye is holding very still and concentration. The Adam will go to the University of Akron in team shoots from three positions: kneeling, prone Ohio. He will study biochemistry and will make and standing. Each has its own challenges, and a decision whether to go to medical school or participants must learn to control their rifles as to pursue a PhD in biochemistry research. He well as themselves. “We hold the gun in every talks about wanting to find a better way to deliver position. We can’t put the gun on the ground medicines and to help people. Like Brad, he too when we are prone,” said Adam. They talked looks forward to shooting for the university’s rifle about developing skills to thing about the shot. team. Adam said he joined the Junior Rifle Team “That’s really important on a windy outdoor day,” about two and a half years ago after he saw an said Brad. And they talked about their rifles and article in the Hudson~Litchfield News, and he’s how they have them customized to give the best enjoyed it ever since. shot. Part of that depends on the weight — front, Both young men talked about the practices, back or balanced. On the same day that we gaining skills, and the need for concentration and spoke, they were shooting with small bore rifles focus in order to improve. that are single shot. Adam has worked at Chunky’s Cinema Pub in The skills they’ve learned from their sport and Nashua and plans to continue that for the summer. their academics provide the basis for a bright Brad, in addition to being a National Honor future for these exemplary young men. Society member, was elected to the National Spanish Honor Society. The friends took many science classes together at AHS. They laughed about being together much of the school day as well as during practices for the rifle team. Although they will separate for college, both are looking forward to the one meet a year when their colleges compete against each other. This summer both will again attend the Camp Perry national shooting completion. Adam will attend for two weeks and Brad will be there longer because he wants to Adam Auclair readies his rifle for practice participate in some additional competitions. Last year Brad tried out for the Junior Olympic Team. The competition was held in Colorado Spring. Competing in two events, he did very well. In one event he was 16 out of 75 competitors, and in ���������������������������������������������

Education Matters
Kindergarten Debate
million in state adequacy grants. submitted by Randy Bell, Superintendent of Schools While they disagree vehemently with the In the past few weeks there have been State’s arguments, and even more with the numerous negative comments regarding the judge’s reasoning, the School Board made the Hudson School Board’s decision to drop only rational decision available to them, and the its lawsuit against the state’s mandating of only responsible decision they could have made kindergarten, including one memorable as elected public officials. I invite any member comment that the School Board “folded like wet of the public to review court documents that crepes.” Actually, the School Board did fold, we have available, if you are interested in more after Judge Barry of the Hillsborough Superior information. Court denied our request for an injunction. I Having “folded,” the School Board then think it is important to provide additional proceeded to make plans for kindergarten, information to the public about the decisions the beginning in September 2009. The Board School Board has made over the past year or so. adopted the following guiding principles: (1) The questions I want to address are: (1) to be fully public and transparent with all its Why did the School Board make its decision decisions, (2) to provide a quality program for to withdraw the lawsuit; (2) What were the our students; (3) to squeeze every available consequences of defying the injunction and penny of state and federal money available; (4) continuing the lawsuit, and (3) What has the to make every effort to have a minimal impact School Board done since? But first, some on the district budget adopted last March; and background is necessary. (5) to plan not only for September, but also for The Hudson School Board believed that future years. a major violation of the New Hampshire In summary, the School Board first engaged Constitution had occurred when the Legislature in a principled challenge to the state legislation mandated a new program – kindergarten regarding kindergarten. When it became - without fully paying for that program. The abundantly clear that the Board’s challenge School Board initially filed a request with would not succeed, the Board withdrew from the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a the lawsuit, even though we disagreed with Declaratory Judgment, a relatively quick the conclusions of the judge, and because the and inexpensive way to resolve important consequences of continuing were overwhelming. constitutional questions. The State argued that Finally, the Board then decided to pursue a the matter should be sent to Superior Court course of action that would provide a quality for a full-blown trial on the facts of the case, program for Hudson students at the most and the Supreme Court agreed with the State’s economically efficient means possible. arguments. Some people believe that the School Board The School Board then asked the Superior should not have challenged the State at all. Court for a temporary injunction, which would Some believe that the School Board should have delay the implementation of Kindergarten in continued its challenge to the State no matter Hudson beyond the mandated September 1, what the consequences to the district or the 2009, date, while the trial progressed. At a taxpayers. 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Brush Fire at Deer Leap
Deer Leap conservation area kept firefighters busy on Friday, May 1, as 15 acres of brush burned, requiring fire crews to revisit the charred grounds on Saturday morning to continue clean-up efforts and flare-up checks. Windham firefighters were on the road to the Moeckel Pond area at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and remained on the scene until 9 p.m. when Windham Fire Chief Thomas McPherson left the site under a state forestry unit until fire crews could return the following morning. The area that burned is just off Marblehead Road, a place where people frequently go on nature walks. Dry, windy conditions and the steep terrain made this fire hard to contain, forcing assistance from departments that are part of the state emergency task force. Responding towns included Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, Derry, Londonderry, Atkinson, Auburn, Bedford, Merrimack, and Salem. Teams from Concord, NH and Massachusetts’ towns also helped fight the fire.

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Sunday, April 26: 11:24 a.m. Gasoline spill, Dracut Road. 11:36 a.m. Chest pain, Webster Street. 12:42 p.m. Wellness check, Library Street. 1:58 p.m. Smoke odor investigation, Old Derry Road. 6:59 p.m. Back injury, Kokokehas Circle (L). Monday, April 27: 1:06 a.m. Overdose (L). 1:03 p.m. Mutual aid Engine and Forestry, Londonderry. 2:17 p.m. Head injury, Ferry Street. 6:04 p.m. Seizure, Linda Street. 6:10 p.m. General illness, Dana Drive. 7:51 p.m. Illegal burn, Old Derry Road. 8:18 p.m. Assault, Griffin Road. 9:30 p.m. Box alarm, Mountain ������������������� View Road. Tuesday, April 28: 2:49 a.m. Chest pain, Candleridge Circle (L). 1:07 p.m. Service call, Lowell Road. 2:36 p.m. Mutual aid Forestry and Tanker, Pelham. 4:06 p.m. Illegal burn, Kimball Hill Road. 5:21 p.m. Disabled vehicle, Derry Street. 8:49 p.m. Illegal burn, Rangers Drive. Wednesday, April 29: 8:50 a.m. Gas leak, Roosevelt Avenue. ������������ 9:21 a.m. Service call, ���������������������������� Friars Drive. 10:03 a.m. Arcing wires, ������������������ River Road. 10:28 a.m. ��������������������������������������� �������������� Gasoline spill, Abbott Farm Lane. 11:30 a.m. ������������������������������������������� Unconscious person, ���������������������������������������������� Easy Street. 11:49 a.m. Head injury, Wason Road. 1:19 p.m. Box alarm, Burns Hill Road. 4:27 p.m. Man down, Ferry Street. 6:22 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Old Derry Road. 10:14 p.m. Illegal burn, Lily Court. Thursday, April 30: 7:07 a.m. Service call, Lowell Road. 12:06 p.m. General illness, Lowell Road. 12:22 p.m. Service call, Derry Road. 1:40 p.m. Mutual aid Forestry, Windham. 2:51 p.m. Service call, Lowell Road. 3:20 p.m. Overdose. 4:44 p.m. Mutual aid Engine and Forestry, Windham. 5:50 p.m. Brush fire, Beechwood Road. 6:57 p.m. Propane check, Lenny Lane. 7:34 p.m. Punctures, April Drive (L). 9:21 p.m. Seizure, Elmwood Drive. 10:17 p.m. Seizure, Gowing Road. Friday, May 1: 2:49 a.m. Psychological problem. 4:11 a.m. CO detector, Old Coach Road. 6:58 a.m. Service call, Lowell Road. 9:02 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Street. 9:32 a.m. Mutual aid OHRV, Windham. 10:13 a.m. Gas odor investigation, Lions Avenue. 12:12 p.m. Illegal burn, Brook Drive. 12:54 p.m. Service call, Lowell Road. 3:21 p.m. Brush fire, Krystal Drive. 4:37 p.m. Unknown medical, Kimball Hill Road. 7:48 p.m. General illness, Lowell Road. 8:16 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Marc Lane (L). 10:27 p.m. Overdose. Saturday, May 2: 2:45 a.m. Blown transformer, Pelham Road. Unconscious person, Meadowlark Drive. 10:45 a.m. Chimney fire, Bockes Road. 11:21 a.m. Illegal burn, Beechwood Road. 12:04 p.m. Illegal burn, Falcon Drive. 2:16 p.m. Stroke, Charles Street. 5:46 p.m. Attempted suicide. 11:08 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Barbara Lane.

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‘Friends of Rachel’ Program Remembers Columbine
April 13 to April 19 marked the second annual ‘Friends of Rachel Violence Prevention Week’ at Hudson Memorial School. Teachers and students participated by providing violence prevention quotes, such as “An eye-for-an-eye makes the whole world blind” by Mahatma Gandhi. These quotes were read during morning and afternoon announcements. Homerooms decorated their doors in a competition for the best door per grade. Students submitted posters and poems to be posted in the halls. The competition ended on Friday — ‘Purple Day’ — when students and staff were asked to wear purple, the color for violence prevention. The winning homerooms were Mrs. Whitaker’s in 6th, Mr. Curtis and Ms. Schuch’s in 7th, and Mrs. Petersons in 8th, and they were treated to an ice cream party on April 20. The school recognized April 20 as the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, where the first student shot was Rachel Joy Scott, the inspiration for the Friends of Rachel program. The school honored this anniversary with a reading of the 13 victims’ names and a moment of silence in their memory. In the morning, the Friends of Rachel members placed their handprints on a mural dedicated to making a chain reaction of kindness. The mural was designed by 7th graders Kelsi Woodard and Victoria LaRoche and painted by Jan Walsh, Memorial’s art teacher. The wall painting stands as a reminder to “Start a Chain Reaction of Kindness”. For more information on the Friends of Rachel program, see ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ link on the HMS website.

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Hudson Local Wins Top Honors at NH Scholarship Pageant
Hudson resident Ashley Dumont took home top honors when she was crowned the 2009 Miss New Hampshire Junior Teenager on March 14, 2009 at the Daniel Webster College, in Nashua, NH. Pageant winners from all over the state came to compete in the New Hampshire Teenager Scholarship Pageant, to showcase their talents and achievements. Dumont received a $10,000 scholarship to Eckerd College. Dumont, 14, is a Hudson resident and a freshman at Alvirne High School, where she is actively involved in various clubs and organizations. She is an honor student and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America organization. Ashley is very involved in the community and service projects. She volunteers once a week at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club; she volunteered at the Harlem, NY and Burbank, CA Boys and Girls Clubs; she visited patients at the local hospital on Easter Sunday; she wrote love letters for ill children; she collected unused cell phones for our troops; and she organized and held an Easter Egg Hunt for local children. In her spare time, Dumont enjoys cheerleading and tumbling. She was on her school football and basketball varsity cheer team. She also enjoys shopping at the mall with her friends and babysitting. “I am fortunate to be part of this amazing scholarship pageant,” said Dumont. “As a state titleholder, I have the opportunity to serve as a role model to young women and make a difference in our community. In addition, I will be representing New Hampshire at the National Competition in Nashville, TN this July!”

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On Monday, April 20, 15 Hills Memorial Library staff members, dressed in work clothes, began working in earnest to pack their belongings in preparation for the move to the new George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library. Jane Bowles, president of the Friends of the Library, took the opportunity to celebrate National Library week with them. On behalf of the Friends, she thanked the staff for their service to the Town of Hudson during the past year and presented each staff member with a card, sun-catcher, and Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Recognition for ‘Years of Service’ was given to librarians Barbara Sanderson (12 years) and Amy Friedman (5 years). Library Director Toni Weller and her staff were commended for their tremendous efforts and time spent on planning and preparing for the transition to the new library while continuing to provide everyday library service to Hudson residents. The staff looks forward to welcoming everyone to the Rodgers Memorial Library at the dedication ceremony on June 7, 2009.

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Gravity Gym Transitions to Gold Gym
by Doug Robinson The word “competition” envisions the reader to think of battles to the finish, may the best man/woman win, or to drive the opponent into the ground for the sole purpose of claiming victory. In business, much of the same philosophy remains constant as Walmart takes on Kmart, and Rite Aid takes on CVS, and Hannaford takes on Stop & Shop and Market Basket. It comes down to market share, and the business with the largest market share, or sales volume, wins the competitive battle of market share. But two Hudson business entrepreneurs, who are also Hudson business competitors, entered into the competitive arena of business; together they sat down, side by side, and decided mutually how the Town of Hudson could benefit from a merger between their two companies. Gravity Gym, located in the Nottingham Plaza, Lowell Road, Hudson, opened their doors a little over a year ago as they filled the vacant space once occupied by the former Powerhouse Gym. When Powerhouse Gym went belly-up due to the owner failing to pay his rent, Gravity Gym opened their doors and welcomed the Powerhouse members into their new club. Gravity Gym owners Ralph Cipollone, of Windham, and his partner Frank Alexander turned the business around and they now provide the residents of Hudson and the local communities with a gym that is clean, friendly, and consistent – from hot water in the showers to equipment performance. The competitive nature of the gym business came into play when Chris Jordan, owner of Gold’s Gym, opened his gym at the 102 Plaza in Hudson. But, unknown to the residents of Hudson as well as the members of Gravity Gym, owners Chris Jordan and Frank Alexander have had a relationship of business competition dating back many years. In fact, their business sense of competition would not be compromised by of their friendship, which dates back to high school. Alexander of Gravity Gym and Jordan of Gold’s Gym have been best friends since high school. “It really came down to a flip of the coin,” commented Jordan. “We respect each other so much, we did not want to compete against each other, and we just want to remain friends as we have superior customer service as well as promote from within, Jordan promoted Gravity Gym employee Carola Mandeville to the position of Manager of the Lowell Road Gold’s Gym. Carola has the uncanny ability to know every customer, and she welcomes them by name as they enter the gym. When asked how she is able to know all the names, she simply replies, “My customers are important to me, and I wish to say hello to them by name, and that is important to me.” “We have never raised the contract fee of any member of our gym,” commented Jordan, in response to the changing of corporate structure to the gym. “The fees will not change for the lifetime for any member of Gravity Gym. We value their membership. We value their commitment. And we value them. We will not raise the price of any Gravity Gym member. Period.” As with most change, more change comes; however, the change for Gravity Gym will come in the tangibles of better equipment, more televisions, and more personal trainers. Cbyex Arc trainers and life fitness cross trainers will soon be added to the inventory of present equipment located at the gym. “We are very excited to be back in Hudson. We have established a specific pass for the Gravity Gym members to visit and use the other Gold’s Gym

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been for over 20 years. We each have several clubs, and what was most important to us is our friendship. When we win as friends, the community of Hudson wins, too. So I bought Gravity Gym and we will be converting the gym to the Gold Gym format.” “Gold’s is the original, the place where it all began. More than 40 years ago, Joe Gold opened a modest fitness center in Venice Beach, California and began a tradition of commitment, passion, and dedication that is now practiced at more than 600 locations across the globe,” writes Gold’s Gym. Today, many companies, such as Anheuser-Busch Inc., Bank of America, Coca Cola, Dell Inc., Department of Defense Education Activities, US Air Force, Home Depot, and the Department of Homeland Security have recognized Gold’s Gym as a leader in “knowing your strength”. “Gold’s gyms are built to help people realize their goals and find their inner strength. They combine the most diverse ����������������������� Better equipment, more televisions, and additional services are coming to the newly located Gold’s Gym. amenities in the industry with the best 225 Lowell Road personal training, to deliver the ultimate fitness experience,” writes Gold’s Gym. “At facilities in neighboring towns,” stated Jordan. “We are here to fit Area News Group Gold’s Gym you’ll find all of the latest cardio and strength training your needs as well as help you design an exercise program to help (in front of Hudson Cycle) equipment, along with a dynamic group exercise program that you realize������������������ your inner strength. We combine your goals and find includes classes like yoga, group the most diverse amenities in the industry with the best personal ��������������� cycling, mixed martial arts, training, to deliver the ultimate fitness experience.” muscle endurance training, and On May 1,������������������� in the Route 102 Plaza in ���� Gold’s Gym, located pilates. Most importantly, you’ll Hudson, will be relocating their entire business practices to the ��������������� find an energetic, supportive ���� newly-acquired Gravity Gym site, located at the Nottingham Plaza, ��� ��������������� environment full of all kinds of Landscaping Materials, LLC Lowell Road�� Hudson. in ������ ������ people who are committed to ������ ���������������������������������� For more information about Gold’s Gym, please call 882-0050. ������ 15 Colby Road Litchfield, NH 03052 achieving their goals.” “Known as the most Distributor for Tuckahoe Turf, Turf, And Yard Products recognized health chain in the Stone • Sand • Compost • Stonedust world, I feel that the Gold’s Area News Group Gym brand brings to this club • Turfgrass Sod • Brick Pavers and community stability in • 5 Types of Bark Mulches • Playground Mulch ������������������ name. We have been in this • Grass Seed - Fertilizers (Kids Cushion) ��������������� area for 14 years,” stated Gold’s • Screened Loam - Lime • Black Mulch �� Gym owner Chris Jordan, • 5 Step Fertilizer Program • Hydro Seeding Products ��������������������� continuing “This facility has �� weed+feed+crabgrass+grub control ������������� been well-prepped, wellHours: ��������������������������������� ����������������� managed, and staffed with the Deliveries Available 424-1210 ���������������������������������� best professionals.” In an effort to promote

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Levesque stepped the saving of a forward and began human life at the testing process. considerable risk It was determined to one’s own safety that he would be and comfort. There a good match and is another less Dennis agreed to dramatic act of go through the heroism involving risky and painful the same elements - the saving of a process of donating 60 percent of his human life at the liver to Russ. In the risk of one’s safety and comfort, and next year, if all goes that is the decision well, what remains to become a of his liver will live organ donor regenerate to 100 to a person in percent function desperate need. and the portion We here at Post transplanted in 5791 have recently Russ will do the same. Tonight witnessed this act of heroism. Our Jennifer Riel (Hudson Water Department) and Commander Mike Dustin we recognize this Post Quartermaster act of heroism on Russ Gora’s health Dennis’s part with a special humanitarian award and, along with the has been declining for some time due to a diseased liver. Although he was on the waiting list for a Gora family, thank him for all that he has done. transplant from a deceased person, none had The program concluded with remarks by Board of become available and time was running out. At Selectmen Chairman Roger Coutu and the singing of that point, our Men’s Auxiliary President Dennis God Bless America led by Linda Avard.

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The Common Man family of restaurants in NH has donated $22,000 to the NH Food Bank and dedicated hundreds more to assist the non-profit in ending hunger in New Hampshire. Common Man CEO Jason Lyon and more than 40 members of the restaurant family’s management team visited the New Hampshire Food Bank and made the donation during a presentation to the organization’s volunteers and staff. “We are thrilled to announce our continued partnership with the New Hampshire Food Bank and unveil two exciting ways we’re getting our guests involved in supporting the work you do each day to end hunger in the Granite State,” said Lyon. Lyon said proceeds from a charity coupon book sold during December 2008, filled with monthly offers for the family of restaurants, were dedicated to the New Hampshire Food Bank, resulting in the $22,000 donation. He also announced the family of restaurants will dedicate $1 of every sale of a bottle of regular or sparkling water filtered with their new AquaHealth® sustainable water system to the New Hampshire Food Bank, and that AquaHealth, Inc. is joining the Common Man family in supporting the organization. “Our partners at AquaHealth have committed $100 per Common Man location, per contract year, to be donated to the charity of our choice, and that charity will be the New Hampshire Food Bank,” said Lyon. “We hope other businesses join us, as AquaHealth did, in supporting your work, so we can help end hunger together.” Dominique Rust, Vice President and COO of NH Catholic Charities and the NH Food Bank, said the donation will go a long way in helping the agency feed more than 70,000 residents through its 384 member agencies consisting of soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters and elderly and child programs throughout the state. “We’ve registered 17 new agencies, confirming the increase in hungry people requesting food statewide,” said Rust. “By being here today, The Common Man is helping to answer our calls, and for that I am truly grateful.” Barclay Hansen, president of AquaHealth, Inc. said his company is proud to partner with the Common Man family, long known for its commitment to local communities. “We strive to partner with companies both private and non-profit on ways we can give back,” said Hansen. “The fact that the Common Man is a leader in giving back speaks for itself.” Lyon said The Common Man family has supported area agencies and the work of the New Hampshire Food Bank for decades, but increased its commitment to the Food Bank in 2007, when Lyon himself toured the facility after it faced a critical shortage and put out a plea for help. “I was astonished to see a warehouse full of bare shelves, yet the delivery trucks to take food to needy residents were still pulling in seeking food,” said Lyon. “It was at that time that we made a greater commitment to the New Hampshire Food Bank, donating $10,000 from our annual charity golf tournament that fall, and matching that with an additional $10,000 from our tournament in 2008.” Lyon said Common Man owner Alex Ray has always instilled in his teams that the Common Man family should serve as the cornerstone of the community, giving of their time and resources whenever they can. “Being in the food and hospitality industry, it makes sense that we work with the New Hampshire Food Bank to alleviate the critical food shortage and end hunger here at home,” said Lyon. The first Common Man restaurant opened in Ashland in 1971. Over the past 37 years, the family has grown to 14 restaurants, The Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth, and the Common Man Company Store in Ashland. Restaurants include Foster’s Boiler Room and The Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth; Common Man Express Deli in Ashland; the Common Man restaurants in Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Windham and Merrimack; Tilt’n Diner in Tilton; Airport Diner in Manchester; and Lago, Camp, Town Docks and Lakehouse Grille in Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith. A Common Man Inn and restaurant are under construction in Claremont, and a new location in Portsmouth was recently acquired. All are set to open in late spring. For more information, visit www.thecman.com.

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Places to Go … People to See
May 9-10: Annual NH Sheep & Wool Festival, Contoocook, NH. Enjoy a woolly weekend with sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats and bunnies. Festivalgoers can participate in workshops on topics like dying wool, sheep basics, spinning and knitting. There will be sheep-shearing and dog herding demonstrations throughout the weekend, plus over 150 vendors and lots of great festival food. Admission fee. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hopkinton State Fairgrounds. www.nhswga.org. May 11: From Honor to Integrity: What it Means to Adhere to the Common Good, Durham, NH. Scandals in business, governments, and schools have become commonplace, but has it always been so? Is the societal moral compass spinning out of control, or do we merely have a “different” value orientation? Aine Donovan, Dartmouth College, explores the notion of “honor” as an element of social cohesion and explores whether “honor” exists in the 21st century. 7 p.m. Oyster River High School. (603) 868-2375. May 11: Beekeeping Workshop, Alstead, NH. Topics of discussion will be early spring management, locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. Bring a veil if you have one. 18 MacLean Road. (603) 7569056; e-mail: lindena@sover. net. May 12: What NH Thought was Funny 200 Years Ago, Salem, NH. In early postRevolutionary NH, the various attempts at humor that survive in print seem to focus mainly on three “funny” topics: the learned professions, the Scots and the Irish, and sex. Using primarily the Farmer’s Museum, a Walpole-based newspaper published by a coterie of lawyers and “wits,” Charles E. Clark, UNH, will explore the jokes and anecdotes intended to tickle NH funny bones. He will also offer some explanation of the cultural circumstances that make them “funny” and show how and shy the regional sense of humor matured after these crude beginnings. 7 p.m. Salem Historical Society. (603) 893-4133. May 13: Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, Warner, NH. Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader, a revolutionary, and a champion to the powerless. Elena Dodd portrays Mrs. Roosevelt, First Lady to the World, in this living history program, which is co-hosted by the Pillsbury Free Library and the Mountain View Senior Center. 1 p.m. Town Hall. (603) 456-2289. May 13: That Reminds Me of a Story: Yankee Humor and the New England Storytelling Tradition, Dublin, NH. New England has a rich storytelling tradition from folklore to “Bert and I” to stories about your family, your life, or the town you live in. Humorist Rebecca Rule will prime the pump with stories she’s collected at small-town gatherings over the last 10 years, plus a classic or two. Our “discussion” will be the stories that listeners offer up – humorous, serious, thought-provoking, or just plain entertaining. We’ll practice and preserve our stories and tradition. And laugh, a lot. 7:30 p.m. Exeter Historical Society. (603) 778-2335. May 14: NH Cemeteries and Gravestones, Seabrook, NH. Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them. Glenn Knoblock explains how to read these stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of NH. 7 p.m. Seabrook Library. (603) 474-2044. May 15: Chainsaw Safety for Weekend Woodcutters,, Londonderry, NH. Learn about safety equipment, chainsaw maintenance, hazard evaluation, and safe felling techniques from experienced NH loggers and trainers for the NH Professional Logger Program. Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension. Admission fee. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Londonderry Town Hall. E-mail Karen.Bennett@unh.edu. May 16: Nashua Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, Nashua, NH. The Nashua Historical Society will host this annual fundraising event. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m.2p.m. Nashua historical Society. (603) 883-0015; www. NashuaGardenClub.org. May 16: Manhole Auction Day, Nashua, NH. An auction of Nashua Foundry triangular manhole covers to benefit the Nashua Historical Society. This cover shape is unique to Nashua and New Zealand. At 200 pounds an ore, and in a variety of conditions, these covers would make a wonderful addition to a garden path. Free and open to the public. 11 a.m. Nashua Historical Society. (603) 883-0015. May 26: Apple Country Craft Fair Spring Fling, Londonderry, NH. Features juried crafters from all over New England (including items such as wood crafts, photography, hand-made cards, jams & jellies, folk art decorations, sewn goods, handcrafted jewelry, etc.), baked goods, grilled food, children’s games and more. 9:30 a.m.4 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 Peabody Row. May 17: Sounds of Spring, Lowell, MA. Featuring in concert “Lowell’s Own” Spindle City Singers under the direction of Normand L. Ayotte. Free will offering will be appreciated. 3 p.m. St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, 37 Lee Street. May 17: Greek Music Ensemble, Concord, NH. A group of internationally renowned musicians will be performing. The program will include modern, folk and classical Greek music with origins in Greek mountain villages, island resorts as well as modern day Athens. Sponsored by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Admission fee. 3-5 p.m. Concord City Auditorium. (603) 225-6320; (603) 225-2961. May 17: Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize, Keene, NH. Roosevelt chose Portsmouth to be the site of the 1905 peace treaty negotiations between the Russian and Japanese delegations to end the Russo Japanese War (now known as “World War Zero”). Charles Doleac explores Roosevelt’s multi-track diplomacy that included other world powers, the Russian and Japanese delegations, the U.S. Navy and NH hosts in negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace prize in 1906. 3 p.m. Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue. (603) 355-1585. May 23: Herbal Healing Walk, Auburn, NH. Look for everyday plant that can aid us in not-soeveryday healing! You’ll learn to identify a variety of wild plants that can be used for a variety of medicinal purposes. Pre-registration required. Admission fee. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Massabesic Audubon Center. (603) 668-2045; www. nhaudubon.org.

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“Thumbs up to Les at Morall Brake! Thanks for fixing my car when I brought it in on a Monday morning with no appointment and you were booked solid. You are the best mechanic in town!” “Thumbs up to the person or persons who planted the daffodils along Albuquerque in Litchfield. They look awesome.” “Thumbs down: Unions, the corner stone of this country? Are you kidding me? Big deal your man’s a beer guy, way to go! Don’t worry they will figure a way of getting rid of him somehow... I’ll bet your fridge is full of beer. Maybe he’s your hero (you must wear beer glasses). You apparently think it’s acceptable for the manner in which the union protects people. It’s okay to fail drug testing, steal from our town, drive recklessly, and so on without consequence. You should let the boys over at the Highway Department know where your man works so that when something is finally done about all of the offenders they can send over their resume (like they would even know what that is) and continue to be protected by a union.” “Thumbs up to our sons and their girls. Thanks so much for helping us out while Daddio recoups. You are the best.” Love, Mother Goose “Thumbs up to the awesome lawn on Stonewood Lane. It looks like Fenway Park. Nice job.” “Thumbs up to Litchfield’s Softball Coach Maynard for teaching Heather T. softball many years ago . She now plays on her company team as catcher and was MVP for , the first game way to go!” are blue collar communities we cannot afford the luxury of taking time off, we are just fortunate to have jobs in this recession.” “Thumbs down to the comment about the principal of Alvirne High School interfering with after-prom arrangements. He is just a very caring person and does not want to see one of his students hurt. You must be one of the parents planning on serving alcohol for your son and his friends. I hope you are not sorry the next day. At least he cares. Maybe you should.” “Thumbs down to the ‘thumbs down’ re: Alvirne School District comment. It looks like you didn’t even get the point of it’s ‘interfering’. I believe that the point was to not host after prom parties in which alcohol will be served or available. And even if it’s not served, kids sneak it in anyway. The point was to not host if you intend to serve alcohol, but, kids are kids and will sneak it in anyway. Too bad that you took it as interfering, and not caring, as I did.” �������������������������������������� ������������������ ������������������������������ ������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� ����������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������� ������������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ������������������

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Thank of the line education, and home, but after several phone calls they finally you guys so much!” combating the unusually high said it was not travel related, how do you think drop out rate of your school people are getting sick? Its all travel related in “Thumbs up to the Campbell High School should be your concerns. Oh, some way especially from Mexico duh!” Choir and Band Trip to Europe and the and being friendly to your ��� ���������� outstanding performances they gave! You have ������� students once and awhile “Thumbs down to the irresponsible and made both Litchfield and America very proud. Save 10%������������� wouldn’t hurt either.” cowardly parent who doesn’t have the good ������ Quick thanks to all the teachers, support staff, mention this ad sense to get her facts straight before slandering a and chaperone who went with the kids, great “Thumbs up to the beloved member of our child care team! 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Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale
By virtue of the statutory power of sale contained in a Mortgage given by Robert P. Lowe, III, dated August 17, 2007 to William S. MacLeod, Peter O. MacLeod and Bridget S. MacLeod and recorded in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds at Book 7892, Page 2249, the subscriber pursuant to and in execution of said power of sale and for breach of conditions of said Mortgage and Note which it secures, including but not limited to, non payment of principal and interest when due and for the purposes of foreclosing same will sell at public auction on May 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon, the Mortgage premises at 5 Kara’s Crossing Drive, Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Being the same premises described in the same Mortgage as follows: That certain parcel of land located at 5 Kara’s Crossing Drive, Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with the buildings thereon if any there be, being more particularly described as follows: Map 186/Lot 20-1 containing 161,590 s.f./3.710 ac of land, more or less, as shown on a plan of land entitled, “Subdivision Plan, Tax Map 186/Lot20, Kara’s Crossing, 75 Speare Road, Hudson, New Hampshire” Owner of Record: Marilyn M. Smith, Applicant: Matthew Trudel (Homes by Trudel), Scale: 1" = 200' (cover sheet) and 1" = 100’ (lotting sheet), Dated: December 1, 2006, revised through June 4, 2007, drawn by Maynard & Paquette Engineering Associates, LLC and recorded with the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 35553. All further restrictions, conditions, and reservations set forth in said mortgage may be examined by anyone wishing to do so by appointment at the Law Office of Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts. The above described premises shall be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior liens and other enforceable encumbrances which are by law preferred over this mortgage. The mortgagee makes no warranties as to title or priority of lien. The above described premises shall also be sold on an AS IS and WHERE is basis, without any warranties whatsoever as to the condition of the premises and shall be sold subject to and without limitation to any and all provisions of the municipal zoning ordinance, state and federal land use regulations and local taxes. Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 cash or certified check, per parcel, acceptable to the Mortgagee as down payment towards the purchase price to be paid at the time of sale; balance to be paid in forty days or on delivery of deed, at option of the mortgagee, down payment shall be forfeited to the Mortgagee in the event the highest bidder shall fail to consummate the sale. The mortgagee hereby reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to change the foregoing terms of sale by announcement, written or oral, made before the auction sale or at the commencement thereof, and such change or changes shall be binding upon any buyer as constructive notice by virtue of this clause. The mortgagee further reserves the right to adjourn the sale to another date and time, after notice thereof by announcement at the time of sale. The person conducting this sale shall have the right to qualify each bidder in advance of the sale by inspecting his certified check or cash. For further information regarding the subject property, please contact: Russell S. Channen, Esquire, Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830, Telephone number (978) 374-1131. G:\Julia\RUSS\MacLeod\Sale of 5 Kara's\Notice of Mortgagee's Sale2.wpd Notice to mortgagor and all interested parties: you are hereby notified that you have the right to petition the superior court for the county in which the mortgaged premises is situated with service upon the mortgagee, and upon such bond as the court may require, to enjoin the scheduled foreclosure sale.
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By virtue of the statutory power of sale contained in a Mortgage given by 9 Boyd Road Landholdings, LLC, a New Hampshire limited liability company, dated May 8, 2008 to William S. MacLeod and recorded in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds at Book 7980, Page 1282, the subscriber pursuant to and in execution of said power of sale and for breach of conditions of said Mortgage and Note which it secures, including but not limited to, non payment of principal and interest when due and for the purposes of foreclosing same will sell at public auction on June 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in the forenoon, the Mortgage premises at 9 Boyd Road, Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Being the same premises described in the same Mortgage as follows: That certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon, if any there be, situated on the south side of Boyd Road in Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, being more particularly described as follows: A certain parcel of land being shown as Lot 45 on a plan entitled "MAP 106 LOTS 44 & 45 CONSOLIDATION AND SUBDIVISION PLAN BOYD ROAD HUDSON, NH 03051" Prepared for Julia Grauslys, dated November l, 2005, with a last revision date of 2 09-06, prepared by Cuoco & Cormier, Engineering Associated, recorded in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds as plan #34670 (the "Plan"), being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the south side of Boyd Road, at the northeast corner of the herein described lot and the northwest corner of Lot 45-1 shown on the Plan, thence running 1. S 17° 45'47" E a distance of 308.00 feet to a point, thence turning and running 2. S 46° 00'21 " E a distance of 185.28 feet to a point, thence turning and running 3. S 48° 54'02" W a distance of 175.00 feet to a point in a stone wall, thence turning and running along the stone wall 4. N 410 05' 58" W a distance of 153.87 feet to a drill hole, thence turning and running along the stone wall 5. N 41° 24'26" W a distance of 311.79 feet to a drill hole, thence turning and running along the stone wall 6. N 40° 56'30" W a distance of 286.48 feet to a point on the south side of Boyd Road, then turning and running 7. S 82° 35' 22" E a distance of 200.56 feet along south side of Boyd Road, then turning and running 8. S 89° 04'00" E a distance of 203.52 feet along the south side of Boyd Road, to the place of beginning. Containing 131,361 square feet according to said Plan. All further restrictions, conditions, and reservations set forth in said mortgage may be examined by anyone wishing to do so by appointment at the Law Office of Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts. The above-described premises shall be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior liens and other enforceable encumbrances which are by law preferred over this mortgage. The mortgagee makes no warranties as to title or priority of lien. The above described premises shall also be sold on an AS IS and WHERE is basis, without any warranties whatsoever as to the condition of the premises and shall be sold subject to and without limitation to any and all provisions of the municipal zoning ordinance, state and federal land use regulations and local taxes. Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 cash or certified check, per parcel, acceptable to the Mortgagee as down payment towards the purchase price to be paid at the time of sale; balance to be paid in forty days or on delivery of deed, at option of the mortgagee, down payment shall be forfeited to the Mortgagee in the event the highest bidder shall fail to consummate the sale. The mortgagee hereby reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to change the foregoing terms of sale by announcement, written or oral, made before the auction sale or at the commencement thereof, and such change or changes shall be binding upon any buyer as constructive notice by virtue of this clause. The mortgagee further reserves the right to adjourn the sale to another date and time, after notice thereof by announcement at the time of sale. The person conducting this sale shall have the right to qualify each bidder in advance of the sale by inspecting his certified check or cash. For further information regarding the subject property, please contact: Russell S. Channen, Esquire, Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830, Telephone number (978) 374-1131. Notice to mortgagor and all interested parties: you are hereby notified that you have the right to petition the superior court for the county in which the mortgaged premises is situated with service upon the mortgagee, and upon such bond as the court may require, to enjoin the scheduled foreclosure sale.
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Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale
By virtue of the statutory power of sale contained in a Mortgage given by Speare Road Development, LLC, dated July 6, 2007 to William S. MacLeod and recorded in the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds at Book 7872, Page 969, the subscriber pursuant to and in execution of said power of sale and for breach of conditions of said Mortgage and Note which it secures, including but not limited to, non payment of principal and interest when due and for the purposes of foreclosing same will sell at public auction on June 3, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in the forenoon, the Mortgage premises known as Kara's Crossing Subdivision, Hudson, New Hampshire. (Said sale to be conducted at 8 Kara's Crossing Drive, Hudson, New Hampshire) Being the same premises described in the same Mortgage as follows: Those certain parcels of land with the buildings thereon and those to be constructed thereon located on Kara's Crossing Drive in Hudson, New Hampshire being shown as Map 186/Lot 20-3 and Map 186/Lot 20-7 as shown on a plan of land entitled "Subdivision Plan, Tax Map 1861Lot20, Kara's Crossing, 75 Speare Road, Hudson, New Hampshire" Owner of Record: Marilyn M. Smith, Applicant: Matthew Trudel (Homes by Trudel), Scale: 1" - 200' (cover sheet) and 1" = 100" (lotting sheet), Dated: December l, 2006, revised through June 4, 2007, drawn by Maynard & Paquette Engineering Associates, LLC and recorded with the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 35553. All further restrictions, conditions, and reservations set forth in said mortgage may be examined by anyone wishing to do so by appointment at the Law Office of Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts. The above-described premises shall be sold subject to unpaid taxes, prior liens and other enforceable encumbrances which are by law preferred over this mortgage. The mortgagee makes no warranties as to title or priority of lien. The above described premises shall also be sold on an AS IS and WHERE is basis, without any warranties whatsoever as to the condition of the premises and shall be sold subject to and without limitation to any and all provisions of the municipal zoning ordinance, state and federal land use regulations and local taxes. Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 cash or certified check, per parcel, acceptable to the Mortgagee as down payment towards the purchase price to be paid at the time of sale; balance to be paid in forty days or on delivery of deed, at option of the mortgagee, down payment shall be forfeited to the Mortgagee in the event the highest bidder shall fail to consummate the sale. The mortgagee hereby reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to change the foregoing terms of sale by announcement, written or oral, made before the auction sale or at the commencement thereof, and such change or changes shall be binding upon any buyer as constructive notice by virtue of this clause. The mortgagee further reserves the right to adjourn the sale to another date and time, after notice thereof by announcement at the time of sale. The person conducting this sale shall have the right to qualify each bidder in advance of the sale by inspecting his certified check or cash. For further information regarding the subject property, please contact: Russell S. Channen, Esquire, Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, 25 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830, Telephone number (978) 374-1131. Notice to mortgagor and all interested parties: you are hereby notified that you have the right to petition the superior court for the county in which the mortgaged premises is situated with service upon the mortgagee, and upon such bond as the court may require, to enjoin the scheduled foreclosure sale.
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POOL SERVICES
IS YOUR old in-ground pool an eyesore? You can have it filled in without spending a fortune. Call Pete at 765-5307. 4/24-5/15/09 POOLS- Sales, Liner Replacements, Installations, Renovations, Openings, Service, Solar Heating, Handicap Equipment, Removals, Free Estimates, Dependable. 20+ years experience. 603-204-3763
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A RK Pro Painting Interior/ exterior, quality, honest work, light carpentry, low prices, 15yrs experience, insured. Demand the best. 603-231-9240. 5/1-5/22/09 A to Z Hand-D-Man Specialist. Specializing in husband-to-do-list, big and small, inside/outdoors, yard work, patio block, replacement windows and door painting in and out. Hardwood to laminate floor, fully insured, 603-365-6470.
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KME PAINTING LLC. Why Remodel? Painting is quicker, cleaner and better bang for the buck. Interior, exterior, home improvement. Quality work at a fair price. Fully insured, call for a free estimate. 603-881-3834 5/85/29/09

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YARD SALES
AWESOME YARD SALE: Sat., 5/9. Furniture, toys, books, clothes, knick-knacks and much, much more! 113 Talent Road, Litchfield. 5/8/09 CHARITY YARD SALE: Sat, 5/9, 9am-2pm, 5 Foxwood Lane, Litchfield. Toys, misc. items. Proceeds to benefit Marguerite’s Place, Nashua. 5/8/09 GARAGE SALE: Windham Bible Chapel, located at 14 Cobbetts Pond Rd in Windham. Saturday, 5/9 from 8am-2pm. 5/8-5/29/09 GIANT MULTI-FAMILY Yard & Barn Sale: Saturday, May 16, 8am-3pm, Rain or Shine. Presentation of Mary Academy, 182 Lowell Road, Hudson. 5/8-5/15/09 HUGE MULTI-Family Yard Sale: Sat, 5/9, 8am-3pm, 3 Stoney Lane, Hudson. Furniture/baby, household items, toys, electronics, books.
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CHILD CARE
PENNY’S Child Care: Well established, licensed, family child care has openings ages 18 mos. and up. Before & after school available. Fun activities, pre-school program daily, conveniently located between Routes 102 & 111, Hudson. 603-886-7970.
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ROOMATE WANTED: 1 bedroom for $600/mth. Utilities and cable included. 3 bedroom townhouse in Hudson. Call Dana, 603566-9249. 5/8-5/15/09

MASTER PAINTER: Interior/Exterior paint, stain. Home repairs & power washing. Woodwork and Kitchen cabinets refinished. References. Insured. Fair prices. Credit cards accepted. Garry DeMartino, 603-434-6071. 4/24-5/15/09

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$10 OFF 1st cleaning. We strive to do the little details. You’ll be pleased with our cleaning service and quality of work. Commercial or Residential. Great references, affordable prices. Call Patricia 603-548-1090. 4/17-5/8/09 A BEAUTIFUL job done by Luci’s Cleaning Service. Experienced, great rates, references, free estimates. 603-521-8614 or 603-521-4636. 5/8/09

BOUCHER Handyman and Remodeling LLC. Home repair and maintenance. Interior and exterior painting. Power Washing. Finished basement & bath, etc. No job too small! Let us take care of your “Honey Do” list. 603-882-7162. 4/24-5/15/09 COLLINS Bros PAINTING: Interior & Exterior; Deck restorations; Top quality work; Reasonably priced; Fully insured; Free estimates, 15 years experience. 603-886-0668 5/1-5/22/09 COMPLETE Home Repair & Handyman Services: Kitchens, Baths, Additions, Decks, Replacement Windows, Remodeling, Any Small or Large Projects. Fully Licensed & Insured, Free Estimates, call Tom Dean 603-886-0613, www. tdeancontracting.com 4/17-5/8/09 FIVE STAR Landscaping. Weekly mowing, mulching, and plantings. Hudson, Litchfield, Pelham, Windham and Londonderry area. Please call 603-647-6281. 4/24-5/15/09 *JACOBS CONSTRUCTION*. Interior finish work, oak stairways for contractors or homeowners, decks, screened porches, etc. Licensed and insured, 25 yrs. experience. Call Joe 603-635-9953. 5/85/29/09

RICHARD Dumais Home Improvements: New construction remodel or repair. Decks, Windows, Doors, Baths & Kitchens, Finish Work, Basements & More. Fully insured. BBB Call 603-321-6557. 5/1-5/22/09 AR START to Finish Home Repair: Home repairs, additions, remodels, preventative maintenance. Free estimates, insured. Call Ed at 603-305-3355. 5/1-5/22/09

KBD Landscaping: Spring Clean-ups, Mulch, Commercial/Residential Maintenance, Tree & Brush Removal, De-thatching, Bob-cat Services, Walls and Walkways. Free estimates. Call 603-305-6845, kbslandscaping@yahoo.com.
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AVON- Skin So Soft and Bug Guard in stock for black flies and mosquitoes! The AVON Store, 28 Lowell Road, Hudson. Call Brenda at 578-1920. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. 5/1-5/22/09 ELECTRICAL Wiring: Licensed, Master Electrician. Complete wiring services. Additions, basements, lighting/fans, upgrades, cable, phone, sound and data networks. All jobs considered. Fast response. Call Dana 603-880-3768 / mobile 603-759-9876. 5/1-5/22/09 AR

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LAWNS Mowed Cheap, but not Cheaply Done. I’ll mow once or all year, your call. Spring clean-ups, Bark Mulch, Edging, Shrubs trimmed or IN-TUNE Piano Services, replaced. Call Doug, Randy Monroe Certified 689-8141. 4/24-5/15/09 Piano Technician. Tuning, LEX LANDSCAPING- Now Repair, Regulation, Appraisals, Rebuilding. scheduling Spring Cleanups, Call 603-429-6368. Brush Removal, Thatching, randy@in-tunepiano.com, Shrub Plantings, Mowings $35.00 and up, Tree Removal, www.in-tunepiano.com. and now selling cow manure compost. We also do New Lawn Installations, Stone Walls, Walkways and Patios. Free Estimates, Fully Insured, 10% Senior and Veteran Discount. Also, offering free first mowing for all new customers. Call John: Office 603-889-7173, Cell 978-758-8371. 5/8/09 MY MAN Yard Care- Spring clean-ups, stone walls, patios and walkways, weekly/biweekly mowing. Let My Man take care of all your yard care needs. 860-3988 4/17-6/5/09
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MULTI-FAMILY Yard Sale: Sat., 5/9, 8am-3pm, 19 Bristol Way, Litchfield. Baby & child toys, clothes, essentials. Home decor, furniture, books, and movies too! Will cancel if raining.
5/8/09

SAT, 5/9, 8am-2pm. Gift shop items and more from a business 25+ yrs ago that have been stored. Knick-knacks, anniversary items, collectables, etc. 169 Central St., Hudson.
5/8/09

INSTRUCTION
BEGINNER To Advanced Voice & Music Lessons: 4lesson intro. $60 – PreSchool program, ages 3-5. Instrument sales and rentals. ROSITA LEE MUSIC, Hudson. 603-882-8940
5/1-5/22/09 AR

FREE BEES
FREE: Thule roof rack for the new VW Beetle. Call for details 880-7281. 5/8/09

MASTER ELECTRICIAN Commercial & Residential. Additions, Remodeling, Service up-grades, Data, Cable, Smoke/Carbon Detectors. Pools, hot tubs & AC units. Ron O’Connor 603-635-8722. 3/20-5/8/09 SWINE FLU? 99% Killed! Indoor Air Quality Services: Duct-Cleaning, Air-Quality Testing, Mold/Bacteria Cleanup. Green Cleaners and Purifiers. Call 603-898-4213.
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YARD SALE: 50 Lawrence Road, Hudson. Sat, 5/9, 10am-3pm. Women’s clothes, home furnishings, knickknacks, sporting goods. 5/8/09 YARD SALE: Sat, 5/9, 8:30am-3pm, 2 Lydston Lane & Brenton, Litchfield. Computers, toys, household items, Cal.-Twin mattress, queen mattress/box-spring and more. 5/8/09 YARD SALE: Sat, 5/9, 9am4pm, 7-11 Store on Central Street. Proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer. 5/1-5/8/09

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by Sue LaRoche The Alvirne Bronco boys tennis team is at 4-4 on the season after pulling out a key victory over Goffstown before running into defending state champions Salem. On Thursday, April 30, the Broncos faced an evenly matched Goffstown team and Bob Gaudet serves one up against Goffstown found themselves tied 3-3 after the round of singles. Jie Gu, Shane O’Brien, and Jim Reidy posted victories in singles, while Bob Gaudet, Will Livingston, and Tim Whitney weren’t as successful. This put the pressure on the doubles teams as two of the three matches were needed to pull out a victory. The doubles teams swept their matches, giving the Broncos the hard-earned victory. The first doubles team of Jie Gu and Bob Gaudet easily won 8-3 and the third doubles team of Dan White and Cory Brennick secured the team victory as they defeated their opponents 8-5. Will Livingston and Evan LaRoche completed the sweep of the doubles with an 8-4 victory, giving the Broncos a 6-3 win. “This was a great victory for the team as the doubles have had three opportunities to win matches for us so far this season and they came through,” explained coach Sue LaRoche. “I’m proud of the way we played today.” The Broncos will host Spaulding on May 15 as they finish the season with three home matches on May 15, 18 (against Concord), and 22 (against Nashua South).

Abreu, who all had one hit each. Although the Broncos took an early 1-0 lead on Friday, May 1, against the Nashua North Titans, they could not hold on to the lead, losing 4-1, despite another great pitching performance by Carbone who struck out nine batters and allowed only two earned runs. The Broncos scored when Kayla Duval tripled and was knocked in by a double by Katie Donovan, but that was the only run that Alvirne could push across the plate. Delaney Burns added another hit for the Broncos whose record was evened at 4-4. Monday, May 4, saw the Blue Devils come to town and Carbone again had another stellar performance striking out 10 while scattering three hits in the contest. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Carbone stepped to the plate and hammered a homerun over left field to plate the only run of the contest. The catching of Nicole Abreu along with the superb defense of Ashley Metivier, Katie Donovan, Diana Gustowski, and Jess Underwood gave Carbone the backing she needed to shut the Blue Devils down. Alvirne again climbed above the .500 mark with a record of 5-4. They will host Manchester Central on May 13. Katie Donovan leaps to make a catch off a hit as Salem steals second

by Sue LaRoche The Lady Bronco softball squad took two tough losses this past week but rallied behind the pitching and bat of freshman Taylor Carbone to defeat the first place Blue Devils 1-0 on Monday, May 4. On Wednesday, April 29, Londonderry scored an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning to spoil a 4 hit, 13 strikeout performance by Taylor Carbone, handing the Broncos a 1-0 loss. Providing the offense for the Broncos were Carbone, Kaela Craven, Delaney Burns, and Nicole

Campbell High School Sports Roundup

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Campbell beats the throw to second on a sliding steal the sixth to come away with a 6-2 victory. Gabe Williams had two hits and two RBIs, and John Coughlin had two hits. Jacob Lang tied the game with a single in the five-run sixth. Taschereau squeezed home the fourth Cougar run for insurance, before Williams’ two-run single, to put the game out-of-reach. Julia Nolan and Jackie Landry combined for a one-hit shutout as Campbell’s Varsity Softball team beat Mascenic 15-0. The Lady Cougars combined for 16 hits. JulieAnne Fernandez led the charge with four hits and two RBIs. May 1: The Varsity Cougars dropped their first game of the season when Prospect Mt. rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, defeating Campbell 5-4. Gabe Williams led the offense going 3 for 3, scoring two runs. Cullan Baker and John Coughlin each had two hits and one RBI. Tyler Coughlin made numerous fine plays at third base. The Lady Cougars lost a tough battle to Prospect Mt., 7-6. Julia Nolan, Julia Marra, and Amanda DiSciscio all had two hits for Campbell. Julia Nolan slides into third base on a wild pitch April 27: Cullan Baker struck out 11 Hillsboro batters enroute to a 3-1 victory in Varsity Baseball. Josh Sigman and Bobby Frappier had two hits each, leading the offense. Baker drove in the first run with a two-out single in the third inning, scoring Sigman. Tyler Bonin gave the Cougars the lead for good with a twoout single in the sixth, scoring Gabe Williams. The Girls Varsity Softball team also beat Hillsboro. Erin McLaughlin had two hits and two stolen bases to lead Campbell to the 3-1 victory. Julia Nolan pitched a complete game one-hitter with 13 strikeouts to bring the girls record to 4-1. April 22: In Girls Varsity Softball, Julia Nolan drove home Erin McLaughlin in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Lady Cougars ahead of Sanborn for a 1-0 win. Nolan was the winning pitcher with 11 strikeouts and allowing just three hits. McLaughlin and Julianne Fernandez had the other hits for Campbell. For Boys Varsity Baseball, Cullan Baker went 3 for 3, including his second homerun of the year, as the Cougars rallied from a 4-1 deficit, defeating Sanborn Livestock 5-4. Josh McGrath picked up Feeds & Needs his first varsity win with two Country Store scoreless innings of relief. Dan Taschereau allowed Garden Center four unearned runs in his Pelham: We are located diagonally across from St. Pat’s School five innings of work. John Windham: S. Lowell Rd into Pelham. At Yellow-blinking light, Coughlin crushed the ball take left on Main St. We are 300 yards on left. with his three hits, and Tyler Hudson: Rt 111E to 128S. Left on Nashua Rd. Stop-straight. 300 yds on left. Bonin knocked in two runs in the victory. submitted by Dale Arria May 4: In Boys Varsity Baseball, Dan Taschereau baffled the Mascenic Vikings for six innings, allowing the Cougars to rally for five runs in the bottom of

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