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by Rhiannon Snide
With the Thanksgiving holiday over, the Hudson community was not slow to begin its annual Christmas
festivities. On Friday, Nov. 25, hundreds of families interrupted their Black Friday shopping and welcomed
Santa to the town common to watch as he took part in the annual tree lighting.
Prior to Santa being escorted there by the Hudson Fire Department, families enjoyed live music courtesy
of the Alvirne High School band and alumni. Hudson District Music Director Gerry Bastien has been
attending the tree lighting with the band for 19 years, calling it a tradition many band members and alumni
look forward to every year. He was warmed by the presence of so many volunteers as he explained, It
is just a great community event that goes with the core values of Hudson and Alvirne to see all of the
parents and volunteers giving back to the community its a great start to the holiday season.
After the tree lighting, families were welcomed to join Santa and his elves at the Hudson Community
Center to get their Christmas wish lists sorted out, and take part in an array of holiday crafts. Smiles filled
the space with a spirit that certainly got Hudson ready for the holiday season.

Hudson Fish and Game Delivers

More than Turkeys for Thanksgiving
Day- continue to page 6
Campbell High Teacher David
Harrigan Remembered as a Visionary
by Doug Robinson
Mr. Dave Harrigan passed
away November 21 could
be heard over the public
address system at Campbell
High School this past Tuesday
morning. Mr. Harrigan spent
the final eight years of his
amazingly diverse professional
career teaching at Campbell
High School before he retired
in 2009, said longtime friend
and colleague of Phil Martin,
music teacher. All of us who
knew him valued his insight and
loved his sense of humor. His
contributions to the Campbell
community are felt to this day.
Students, upon hearing the
announcement, stopped in their
steps, heads bowed in respect,
as they listened. They listened with the respect
of not someone they knew, but that which comes
from that tradition of character, courage, respect,
and responsibility so deeply engrained within the
Campbell community.
School Principal Laurie Rothhaus reflected
that Harrigan was one of the core teachers
who helped build the foundation of this school.

He was instrumental in the

development of Campbell as
a standards-based school with
Fellow teacher and friend,
Shawn Flynn, math teacher
curriculum facilitator, spoke
of his humor and ability to
reason with the best. His
humor would just stop a
conversation cold, and people
would laugh and then agree.
He was witty, intelligent,
and had a very dry sense of
humor, continued Martin. At
age 50, he became a social
studies teacher at Campbell
High School. He enjoyed
every day with his students
and fellow teachers until his
retirement in 2009. He was a
collector of information, experiences and hats.
A family member wrote of Dave Harrigan, He
lived a life of exploration and learning, no matter
how many challenges came his way.
When Campbell High School opened in 2000,
many referred to the school as Star Trek High,
commented Rothhaus. He was a true visionary
and our kids are reaping those rewards today.

Santa and his helpful elves

75th Anniversary of Attack

CHS Students to Visit Pearl Harbor

for International Musical Tribute
by Doug Robinson
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will allow Campbell High School music students to visit Pear
Harbor and be a part of a musical tribute.. Students of the CHS Music Department have been invited
to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor in December 2016. Together, with
thousands of students from around the world, they will
provide a commemorative performance for the 75th
anniversary, according to David Adkins, committee
chairman for the event.
December 7, 1941, is forever etched in the history
and culture of both countries. It is our ultimate goal to
pay tribute, and never forget the tragedies of World War
II. Our mission of this cultural exchange is to show the
world a truly remarkable manner how cultures once
opposed can now work together and learn from each
other through the gift of music.
This Once in a Lifetime Opportunity will afford the
Campbell High School students the opportunity to visit
Pearl Harbor, the Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS
Arizona Memorial as they participate in the National
Festival of the States. Their visit will also include a trip
to the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Washington
Place (Governors Mansions), the State Capital Building,
Staff photos by Doug Robinson
Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue,
educating the students on both American and Hawaiian history.
Tours of the Oahu, a climb up Diamond Head, leisure time on Waikiki, and barbecues will round
out their down time when not performing.
The National Festival of the States is an annual concert
series developed by Music Celebrations in various cities
throughout the United States writes Music Celebrations
International. CHS students will join other schools from
across America, as well as Japan, as they perform. Our
mission of this cultural exchange is to show the world in a
truly remarkable manner how cultures once opposed can
now work together and learn from each other through the gift
of music.
The band musical selections include the U.S. national
anthem; the Japans national anthem; Hawaii Pono the
Hawaiian State Song; the Armed Forces Salute; Furusato Traditional Japanese My Old Country Home; and Eternal
Father Strong to Save. The choral musical selections include
the U.S. national anthem; Hawaii Pono the Hawaiian
State Song; America the Beautiful; and One Voice,
composed by Barry Manilow and arranged by Robert W.
The 40 music students who have signed up for the trip
are responsible for the $2,900 expense. Band and choral
members have been encouraged to use their musical skills
and perform for the public in an effort to raise the funds.
Should you wish to contribute to or hire these students to
assist with their fundraising needs, call music teachers Jill Deleault or Phil Martin at 546-0300, ext.
3133, for more information.


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2 - December 4, 2015 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Litchfield Girl Scout Gives Back

to Animal Shelter

Hudson Memorial
Continues to Give
the St. John XXIII Food Pantry.
Not only did Bowen supply the popcorn, he
provided the kids with a movie as well.
Great job students!

submitted by Paul and Jennifer Biron

Alexandra Biron has aspirations of becoming
a veterinarian when she grows up, so it was no
surprise when she told her parents that she wanted
to ask friends and family members for donations
to the local animal shelter instead of gifts on her
birthday. Alexandra, 11, who is a fifth grade
student at Litchfield Middle School and part of

local Girl Scout Troop 10016, decided that giving

back to the community was more rewarding than
getting more toys and clothes on her birthday.
Her friends and family honored her request by
bringing many items for the shelter, along with
a few birthday gifts for her as well. Great job,
Alexandra; youre an inspiration to all of us in this
season of giving!

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

by Doug Robinson
Hudson Memorial School Principal Keith
Bowen promised the students that he would cook
and provide popcorn for the team who gathered
the most donations for their recent food drive for

Team 6 students: Jeffrey Nichols, Peter (Charlie) LaPorte, Tommy Tran, Isaiah Power, and Kyle Boucher eagerly await
popcorn delivery from Principal Bowen. Team 6 enjoyed a movie and popcorn for donating the most items to the food drive.

Litchfield Students Perform Well on New Standardized State Testing

by Doug Robinson
The educational testing results for grades 3-8
and 11, called Smarter Balanced, are in from
the New Hampshire Department of Education.
Smarter Balanced Assessment replaced the
traditional (New England Common Assessment
Program) NECAP this past year.
In reaching out to the Litchfield superintendent
for some clarification and understanding regarding
the testing, this reporters calls and visits went
As the NHDOE has moved away from
the standardized NECAP to the Smarter
Balanced testing system, school SAUs across
New Hampshire are wrestling with both the
interpretation and the actual significance of the
Commissioner of Education, Virginia M. Barry,
Ph.D., announced the statewide results of the
2014-15 Smarter Balanced Assessment. These
results set a new baseline for how students are
performing in the state and are the first to measure
New Hampshires students progress toward the

academic goals identified in the states collegeand career-ready standards for mathematics
and English language arts. This assessment
will provide a more accurate snapshot of how
students are performing
on a path to success after
high school writes the
The several day test
involved the subjects
of math and reading.
Scores from the new
assessments represent
a realistic baseline that
provides a more accurate
indicator for teachers,
students, and parents
as they work to meet
the rigorous demands
of college and career
readiness states the NEDOE
The results that the tests presented were in
percentages of achievement. In other words,
the test results showed how each
student fared relative to his or
her peers. If the students score
fell in the 45th percentile, that
meant that 55 percent of his
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achievement. In addition to giving you an overall
score in math and English, it also breaks down
each subject into categories to provide you
with a better
understanding of
how your child
performed in
different areas
of math and
What does
my childs
assessment score
The Smarter
measures how
well your child
is performing against the new learning standards
that guide instruction in English and math. Your
child received an overall score, which is reported
in one of four levels, with one being the lowest.
Students who score in level 3 or above have met
the standard of the grade level in that subject. If
your child scored at level 2, he or she may need
additional support or practice. Students scoring
at Level 1 will need substantial support to fully
comprehend the skills and concepts in that
subject this school year.
Why does my childs score look different than
scores on previous assessments?
This first years assessment scores set a new
baseline from which progress will be measured.
Your childs score, as well as the school and
district results, may look lower this year because

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the assessment measured more complex skills

including critical thinking, problem solving and
analyzing. A low score does not mean your
child did not improve or learned less. It simply
means that the expectations have been raised for
students. These scores cannot be compared to
previous test scores since they are focusing on
different skills.
The scoring of the test results ranged from a
level 1 to 4. A 4 rating meant that the student had
exceeded the achievement standard. At level 3,
the student has met the achievement standard.
In checking the results, this reporter compared
Litchfield with Hudson, as well as with the State
of New Hampshire, and the scores were as
follows for those achieving a level 3 or 4:
Third grade reading: Litchfield-68 percent,
Hudson-57 percent, and the state-55 percent.
Throughout all grades tested, Litchfield performed
better than Hudson and the state in the reading
Third grade math: Litchfield-63 percent,
Hudson-57 percent, and the state-53 percent.
Fifth grade math: Litchfield-32 percent,
Hudson-41 percent, and the state-44 percent.
Then, math scores jump in the sixth grade:
Litchfield-58 percent, Hudson-46 percent, and the
state-45 percent.
Seventh grade math was a home run for
Litchfield with a score of 61 percent; Hudson was
43; and the state score was 51 percent.
CHSs 11th grade reading level was off the
charts with a score of 73 percent, Hudson at 64
percent, and the state at 55 percent.
Students were sent home with their
performance tests, and parents are encouraged
to call their childs school for further information
if needed.

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Mice have been directing fairgoers
to the GFWC Hudson Junior Womans
Club Craft Fair for a long time - 39
years, in fact. The mice in this photo
arent identified, but they are GFWC
Hudson Juniors from 1981.
The fair is held the first Saturday
in December each year at Hudson
Memorial School from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. This year, that falls on Saturday,
Dec. 5. Crafters with a wide variety
of items return each year, and new
vendors always step in to add to
the diversity of arts, crafts, and
food. The fair is free, and lunch is
available, as well as a penny raffle
featuring donations from many of the
fair participants. Follow the mouse
signs to this special fair. You will be
supporting local artists as well as
a community service organization
that awards scholarships to Hudson
students, maintains a butterfly garden
at Bensons Park, and helps provide
summer meals to kids who need
them. See you at the fair!

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Remember Hudson When ...

Clover Farm Store c. 1935
submitted by Ruth Parker
By 1930, Alphonse and Eleanor
Steckevicz, with their family of three
boys (Edwin, Alfred and Chester) and
one girl (Emma), had moved into
their house on Riverside Avenue in
Hudson. Alphonse established the
Clover Farms Store, a neighborhood
grocery, attached to the family home
and facing Lowell Road.
This c. 1935 photo taken from
Lowell Road shows the Clover Farm
Store and the Shell gasoline pumps.
Members of the Steckevicz family
who were working at the store are
in front. The 1935 Pontiac sedan on
the left most likely belongs to one of
the customers; if it belonged to the
family it would not be parked so as
to block customer access to the gas
Alphonse owned and operated
this store for about 25 years at
which time he sold to his son,

Edwin. Edwin was a 1935 graduate

of Nashua High School, a World
War II veteran serving in the Army
Air Corps. The Clover Farm Store
remained under his management
until he sold to Ray Lefebvre about
1961. Edwin also served his town
as a selectman for many years. His
store on Lowell Road became a
community gathering place. He
knew his customers by name. Edwin
was often known to open his store at
all hours to help a customer in need.
Edwin married Josephine Wolen to
whom he was married for 60-plus
years before passing in 2007.
This store continued under the
ownership of Ray Lefebvre for many
years. This building at the corner
of Lowell and Riverside remains
to this day; it is currently not used.
Most recently it was Cheemas
Supermarket. Photo from the
Hudson Historical Society collection.

Hudson Relief Association

Boosts St. John XIII Food Pantry
by Doug Robinson
Hudson firefighters continue with their spirit of giving
as the Hudson Fire Departments Relief Association
donated to the St. John XIII Food Pantry $500 in gift cards
for the purchase of food-only related items.
The St. John XIII Food Pantry has just satisfied the needs
of 186 families as they distributed food to those Hudson

residents in need during their Thanksgiving distribution.

Many local schools and organizations have also
donated non-perishable items to the pantry so that they
may continue to help those in need.
The next food distribution will be conducted from the
food bank, located on Library Street, and 189 families
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4 - December 4, 2015 | Hudson - Litchfield News

The Word Around Town...

Letters to our Editor

Alciere Gives
his Take
On 12 September 2006, Syrian forces repelled
an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Damascus.
When White House spokesman Tony Snow
thanked them, the Syrian Embassy in Washington,
D.C., replied that U.S. actions in Iraq, Lebanon
and the Palestinian territories have fueled the rise
of radical Islam.
It actually dates back to 1953 when the Central
Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) toppled the Iranian
government just to prevent nationalization of
oil companies. Lets face it; the war in Iraq was
started just so Vice President Cheneys friends at
Halliburton could make money off the oil.
If you vote for a presidential candidate who will
not stop the malicious wrongdoings of the U.S.
Government, you fuel the blowback. Youre not
walking into a theater and pulling the trigger, but
you are pulling the lever. The boundaries of the
United States are the boundaries of the United
Authors of anti-Muslim rhetoric totally discredit
themselves by their utter failure to distinguish
between Shiites, who are targets of the Islamic
State, and Sunnis.
Tom Alciere, Hudson

Many Coaches do a Good Job

I am writing in response to the thumbs down
in the Nov. 27 edition of the Hudson~Litchfield
News. The person wrote thumbs down to the
group of fathers who coach every year so that
they can play their own kids. We have watched
this for too long in Litchfield. My husband
coaches travel soccer in Litchfield. He stepped
up two years ago to coach our sons team when,
for reasons unbeknownst to us, his coach left
in the middle of the year and the team was left
without a coach. My husband owns a business
that requires him to work long hours during the
week and on weekends. During soccer season
his time off from work is spent at the soccer field
coaching our sons team. He has arranged and
re-arranged his schedule at work so he could be
at all of the teams practices and games for the
last two years. He is invested in helping all of the
kids on the team develop their skills and become
better soccer players. He cares about the kids on
his team; he celebrates their successes with them
and feels their disappointments just as much as
they do. My husband is mindful of the amount
of playing time of his players. He does not show
favoritism to our son and our son does not get any
more playing time because he is the coachs son.
Many of the coaches in town have one of their
own children on their team. They do it to support
their son, their team, and their community. They

In My Opinion...

take time away from their jobs and their families

so our kids can play soccer. They are volunteers
who spend six-plus hours a week at the soccer
field so our kids can play soccer. They do it
because if they didnt coach, our kids wouldnt
have a team to play on. I realize your comments
were not specifically directed at my husband,
however, I resent that you group all of the fathers
together and generalize their motive for coaching.
If you have an issue with your childs coach I
1. You discuss your concerns directly
with the coach rather than hide behind an
anonymous thumbs down in the paper.
2. Consider volunteering as a coach or
assistant coach.
3. Consider joining the board or attending a
board meeting of your specific sport to voice
your concerns and suggestions and to give
the league an opportunity to respond.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to this
thumbs down comment.
Stephanie Brown, Litchfield

Curious About Solar?

Renewable Energy and Alternative Energy
sources are currently hot topics but how do you
know what questions to ask or how to find out if
it will work for your home? The idea of reducing
your energy bill is enticing but where can you find

the answers to your questions if you dont know

what questions to ask?
To that end, the Hudson Sustainability
Committee is sponsoring: Everything Youve
Always Wanted to Know About Solar but Were
Afraid to Ask.
If you are curious about solar energy, join us on
Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the George H.
and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry
Rd. in Hudson, (603-886-6030). Chris Milner, an
expert on solar energy for the homeowner, will be
the speaker. His presentation will provide insight
into the world of solar including:
How Solar Works
Roof Mount vs. Ground Mount
Lease vs. Buying a System
The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free and
open to all homeowners in the area. Q & A will
follow the presentation.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30;
presentation begins at 7.
Pre-registration is helpful but walk-ins are
welcome. For additional information, please
contact me at 603-882-8485, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m. or
Find us on Facebook at: Hudson Sustainability.
The Committee looks forward to seeing you at
this event.
Debbie Putnam, Hudson Sustainability

by Jordan Ulery

Syrian Refugee Settlements in Canada

I was traveling in northern, very
northern, Vermont last week in the area
of Richford, Newport, Enosburg Falls and
Derby. I was so far north that Verizon
kept texting me asking if I wanted to buy
international data services. The only radio
I could clearly receive was 730 AM or 800
AM. CJAD 800 was most understandable
so the dial stayed there.
This was the day that Ottawa (nickname
for the federal government in Canada)
announced the Liberals were breaking
their campaign promise of accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees
before Christmas. Only 10,000 were being admitted by that time
and 15,000 by March. They also explained what the process was
going to be for accepting these people. The contrast between the
historically out-going and friendly Canadian response was different
from the callous and what some call racist American response could
not have been more startling.
In Canada no unattached single males of military age were being
permitted in period. Military aged couples of any orientation
were being allowed to enter, with most favorable consideration
being given to traditional-family arrangements. Extended families
of the couples were also being allowed entry. And all would
undergo military database checks and registration. Yes, every
refugee from Syria was going to be databased and registered - by the
Liberal government of Canada, nonetheless! All persons medically
acceptable would then be further processed by the RCMP behavioral
analysis experts.
While it is impossible to do a complete background check in
a region of the world where family records are oral or have been
destroyed by bombing, fire or just plain lack of adherence to the
administrative policies instituted by the French and British over a

century ago, a check of some undescribed type would take place.

These refugees, unlike the ones being sought by the American
Administration, have been residents of internment or refugee camps
in Lebanon or Jordan for many years. In short these people have
been vetted for years, albeit by the UN Office of High Commissioner
for Refugees, but there is a history of sorts.
Once the refugees were vetted and biometric data entered into
the registry database the 10,000 individuals are going to be flown
in secure military aircraft to military bases for further processing,
medical re-examination, temporary housing for up to a year. All
would be subject to standard entry search, seizure and verification.
The restricted housing is to allow instruction in customs, traditions,
and language by Canadian officials. The purpose was, as described
by the Minister for Refugee Affairs, would be to welcome these
people with a smile and allow them to assimilate into Canadian
After the refugees were trained, re-vetted and cleared for
resettlement they would be disbursed in family units across Canada.
No clusters or ghettos of Syrian refugees would be permitted. The
majority of the first wave would be sponsored by private funds in
large part. After that the federal government would sponsor to the
Provinces the rest of the 25,000. The Trudeau government had
promised its supporters to sponsor all 25,000 before Christmas, but
that is not going to happen.
The cost to Canada is about $628,000,000 (Canadian). That is
around $25,120 (Canadian) per person. A Bank of Canada app
says that is about $18,800 (US). In the interim training of medical
personal, military security staff and military medical staff plus
utilization of underutilized military facilities will have occurred.
What stood out was the repeated references to with a typical
Canadian smile the federal government in Canada is going to create
exactly what Donald Trump was massively vilified for suggesting.
That is, Canada will create a biometric database of all newcomers

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(to use the science fiction term). A massively liberal (they even
call themselves the Liberal Party) political group is doing what a
Republican suggested as a common sense measure. Hum, that is
very interesting!
What is also trs intressant was that Canada, unlike the proposals
made in the U.S., demanded that the individuals be acclimatized,
assimilated into Canadian society by medical vetting, language
training and cultural exposure. If only the U.S. had such foresight
to actually invite and help create contributing citizens, rather than
essentially Wardorum Statu!
At any rate, sometimes it is interesting to listen to foreign radio,
even if it did cost a few dollars in data usage charges for being not in
In My Opinion is strictly an OP-ED column that stands on the opinion of one writer, Jordan Ulery, as opposed to a newspaper reporter
who does not provide an opinion but reports the facts. This column,
in many instances, is a counterpoint to published stories and does not
reflect the unbiased reporting policy of the Hudson-Litchfield News
or the opinion of the management, advertisers and ownership of Area
News Group.

Invest your Time

in your Town
Youre a Hudson taxpayer. Two of the three major town boards
were on cable television Tuesday night. Both the Hudson Selectmen
and the Hudson Budget Committee were in session. The third major
leaders, the school board, wont be in session until Monday the 7th
and, as an infomercial, you can see them on HCTV Channel 21 live.
Now back to Tuesday. Did you watch? They began at 7 p.m.,
right after the World News, which poses a giant question for America
... are we going to call this a war that we are fighting, or are we
sending ground troops? Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet;
that is just a question. But back to our little town and its operation,
something that we can have input in. Let me ask you, do you vote in
every election? Do you talk to our town leaders and both ask them
questions about your concerns and tell him what you would like to
see happen in our community? I believe that most of the 10 who
make up the school board and the selectmen will listen; there are a
couple - no names - that seem like they wont.
But do you know that there are many boards and committees of
volunteers who truly do the yeomens part of running this Hudson?
Some are land use boards, like Planning, Zoning and Conservation.
There are activity bases groups like Recreation and the Seniors, the
Municipal Utility Committee advises the selectmen on water and
sewer issues and operations. Benson Committee works in both
managing and maintaining the park and there are more. See a
complete list at the towns website. I mention this as there are 14
unfilled seats on these volunteer boards, and your voice and ideas
and energy could make a different and have a positive impact on
our town. I know you must have ideas and questions about things in
town. Get your answers and be a part of the solution. Talk to Susan
in the selectmens office to see where you could have a role in our
And just for those who question, I currently serve as a trustee of
Trust Funds for the town; have served on the Budget Committee,
Zoning Board and the Recreation Committee. Yes, I like to find fault
... I guess it is somewhat part of the job, but also know the great
feeling when you step up to make a difference. While this day I
am only mentioning opportunities with the town, there are many
community, civic and fraternal organization that make our society
better for everyone.
As the towns brain trust scheduled two important meeting at the
same time, Selectman Luszey, even with the magic of television,
had to choose which one to be at. He started at Budget but did
arrive at Selectmen as Town Engineer Elvis Dhima was presenting
that the Weinstein well, the towns water facility, has just finished
spending water utility funds to drill a new well on the site that cannot
produce what was expected. The original well was starting to fail.
The new one cannot produce the 700-gallons-a-minute supply that
was projected, which at one time was what the old well was able to
pump. It appears that the search for new sources for a water supply
will start in earnest again, and this time without the use of a divining
stick. Can you picture Roger Coutu walking around holding the end
of the branch waiting for water under the ground to pull it down?
Hopefully the branch doesnt take Roger with it.
HLNs Doug Robinson will be reporting over the next several
weeks on our water utility, its history and future

Hudson - Litchfield News | December 4, 2015 - 5

Celebrating Different
Holiday Traditions
submitted by Nottingham West
Guidance Department from the
West Wildcat Word newsletter
The holidays are a time for family
to come together to celebrate
tradition and to learn the reason for
the season. While Christmas is the
most important winter holiday for
most of our students, December is a
month with several other holidays,
too. Teaching your children about
how different cultures and religions
celebrate these holidays can help
them learn to respect others.
Children need to understand
that in our heart of hearts, we are
all the same, we are one. Were
simply born with different looks into
families with different beliefs, and
different traditions; yet we all have
the same capacity to love, says
Sharon Silver, founder of Proactive
Parenting (
Here are some of the traditional
winter celebrations that your kids
may be curious about: Christmas
(Christian), Hanukkah (Jewish),
Kwanzaa (African), Eid al-Adha
(Muslim), Bodhi Day (Buddhist),
Diwali (Hindu).
Many holidays are based on
traditional stories that have endured
for generations. The Jewish people,

for instance, celebrate Hanukkah

to commemorate the history of the
Maccabees, who reclaimed their
temple from people who wanted
them to worship other gods.
Bodhi Day is the day on which
Buddhists believe Buddha found
enlightenment. And Christians
celebrate Christmas as the birthday
of Jesus. All of these interesting
stories are part of the lives of many
people who your children will learn
with, play with, and work with as
they grow up.
Learning about and respecting
different cultures and traditions
doesnt have to be complicated.
Like many special occasions,
holidays have special symbols, such
as a Christmas tree, nativity scene,
or menorah. Special holiday food
is often part of these traditions, too.
Trying some of these special dishes
from a different tradition than your
own could be a simple way of
introducing your kids to another
culture. The holiday season is a
great time to begin a discussion
about respecting differences. As the
Christian tradition reminds us the
holidays are about Goodwill to

Funding Bill to Address Opioid Epidemic

submitted by the
Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, recently announced emergency
funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse
epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire
and across the country. Senator Shaheens legislation would
provide supplemental appropriations totaling $600 million to
programs at the Department of Justice and the Department of
Health and Human Services.
The opioid crisis is spiraling out of control, said Shaheen.
This should be an all-hands-on-deck moment, not just for
New Hampshire, but for our country. We are losing lives daily
and our first responders, healthcare providers and criminal
justice system are overwhelmed. To stem the tide, we urgently
need additional funding for prevention, treatment and recovery
efforts, and this legislation would provide resources to those on
the frontlines.
From 2002 to 2013, opioid-related deaths have quadrupled
nationally according to the latest data from the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention. In New Hampshire last year,
there was a 76 percent increase in opioid deaths. In most
states, more people are now dying of fatal overdoses than
vehicle-related deaths.
Senator Shaheens legislation would provide additional
emergency funding to the following federal programs:
Department of Justice
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
Program - $200 million increase to fund state and local
initiatives on drug treatment and enforcement programs,
law enforcement, and prevention and education programs.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) AntiHeroin Task Force Grant - $25 million to assist state drug
task forces deal with particularly high rates of heroin
abuse. Established by Senator Shaheen, this program
targets resources to support police operations on the

Department of Health
and Human Services
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant$250 million in additional funds to distribute to states
for programs related to prevention, treatment, recovery
support and other services. For many states, including
New Hampshire, this is the primary source of federal
programs to address the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States- $50
million to support the Center for Disease Control and
Preventions work on prescription drug monitoring
programs, community or insurer and health system
interventions, and rapid response projects.
National Institute on Drug Abuse- $35 million for targeted
research on drug addiction and efforts to disseminate the
results to improve prevention and treatment.
Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success$20 million to address underage drinking and prescription
drug misuse and abuse among 12 to 25 year olds.
Capacity Expansion for Medication Assisted Treatment
for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction - $10 million
to help improve access in high risk communities to
medication assisted treatment services for treating heroin
and prescription opioids.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students- $5 million to support
school and community partnerships in efforts to create
safe, drug-free and respectful environments for learning
and to promote the behavioral health of children and
Recovery Community Services Program- $5 million to
assist community organizations and develop organized
statewide network for peerto-peer recovery support
including activities such as peer coaching, peer support
groups, life skills workshops and peer-led housing and
employment connector programs.

Good for the Community

Your Hometown Community Calendar


Free Hot lunches Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 12 p.m., Community
Church of Hudson, 19 Central St. All are

Friday, December 4
People of all ages are encouraged
to enter the Rodgers Memorial Library
Gingerbread house Competition.
Individuals, families or other groups can
enter. Houses can be built out of any material
but exterior decoration must be entirely edible.
Houses must fit on a platform of 24 inches by 24
inches or less. Houses will be displayed in the
Childrens Room until the Gingerbread Party and
Prize Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 21. Today is
the last day to drop off houses.


Friday, December 4
One Stop Holiday Shop, Griffin Memorial
School, Litchfield, 6 to 9 p.m., $3 per person,
includes door prize ticket! To benefit GMS PTO.
Bath Spa, Gift Cards, Gift Wrapping Station,
Crafters Showcase, Holiday Items, wooden signs,
toys, candles, jewelry, blankets, home dcor, jams
and preserves, hair bows, winter accessories,
childrens books and games, Cozy Corner Coffee
Shop, raffle prizes and so much more! (Not a
District sponsored event.)



Saturday, December 5
Blood Drive, St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut
Rd., Hudson, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., hosted by
the Knights of Columbus Council 5162.

GFWC Hudson Juniors Womans Craft Fair, 9

a.m. to 3 p.m., Hudson Memorial School.
Sunday, December 6
Second Sunday of Advent celebrating
Peace. A Litany for Peace and receiving of
the Peace Light. Anyone is invited to bring
a miners lamp and receive a flame from
the Peace Light that comes from the Church of the
Nativity in Bethlehem and is brought through relays
by Boy Scouts around the world. Community
members are invited to take the light of peace and
burn it in their homes, at the same time repeating
a pledge. The worship service includes Lighting
the Second Advent Candle, the Candle of Peace,
and a Dedication of the Christmas Tree, in which
all participate. Litchfield Community Church, 259
Charles Bancroft Highway. 10 to 11 a.m. Worship

The White Birch in Hudson will be transformed

into Foxboro North to watch the Patriots-Eagles
game and participate in various fun activities for
a great cause - to support the 12 year old travel
baseball teams, the Hudson Hit Dawgs, trip to
Cooperstown. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the 4:25
p.m. kickoff. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $5
for each accompanied minor. Various prizes will
be raffled off, gift certificates from numerous local
restaurants, autographed memorabilia, Patriots
man cave items. Other event will include a
cornhole tournament, football squares, and
various silent auctions. So come on out and
watch the Pats destroy Philly on the big screen
and support a scrappy bunch of kids as they work
towards a memorable conclusion to their Hudson

Youth Baseball careers.

gourd art, books signed by the author, and lots

more! Information: Joyce 528-4014 or www.

Wednesday, December 9
Put yourself in the right frame of mind
for the holiday season. Drop-in for
coffee, tea, goodies and the lovely music
of Harpist DeLuna at the Aaron Cutler
Memorial Library in Litchfield, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Sunday, December 13 & Thursday,

December 17
A Used Book Sale with the Friends of
the Library of Hudson will be held on
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on
Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., in the lower level of the
Hills Memorial Library Building at 18 Library St. in


Curious About Solar? The Hudson Sustainability

Committee will sponsor a presentation Everything
Youve Always Wanted to Know About Solar
but Were Afraid to Ask. The speaker will be
Chris Milner, an expert on solar energy for the
homeowner. If you are curious about solar energy,
join us at 6:30 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial
Library in Hudson. The program begins at 7 p.m.
and is free and open to all homeowners in the area.
Q&A will follow the presentation. Refreshments
will be served. For registration and information,

Wednesday, December 16
The Litchfield Senior Citizens Group
will be meeting at 12 p.m. at the
Community Church, Charles Bancroft
Highway. There will be a pot luck luncheon
followed by entertainment by Judy Pancoast. There
will also be a Yankee Swap. All senior citizens are
invited to attend.


Saturday, December 12
Dont miss the Holly Jolly Craft Fair
at the Crowne Plaza Nashua Hotel from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with over 80 fabulous
exhibitors with free admission! Also, there
will be live holiday music plus the music of Tim
Janis! Some of the arts and crafts will include
exquisite holiday floral arrangements and decor,
teddy bears/angels/dolls, hand knit and hand
crocheted scarves/hats/mittens, fabulous quilts,
beautiful pottery, fine jewelry, wood turned
items, birch bark decor, candles, inlaid wooden
items (boards, bowls), mosaic items, birdhouses,
alpaca items, lace runners, hand poured soaps,

Tuesday, December 22
Second Annual Spectacular Christmas
Lights Tour! My family and I live in
Litchfield and we thoroughly enjoy driving
around town during this time of year to enjoy
all of the spectacular Christmas lights that are
displayed on the homes. We are going to drive
around town this evening of and vote on our
favorite Christmas light display. The winner will
receive a prize in their mailbox - a gift certificate
to T-Bones! It is our way of thanking our town
neighbors for sharing their beautiful lights with us!
So, check your mailbox on the 23rd to see if you



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David L. Harrigan

David L. Harrigan, 66,

of Atkinson, formerly
of Pembroke, died Nov.
21, 2015, at Brigham
& Womens Hospital in
Boston, Mass. He lived
a life of exploration and
learning, no matter how
many challenges came his way.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., on Feb.
12, 1949, son of Kathleen (Griffin) Harrigan of
Springfield and the late Edmund Harrigan. He
earned his bachelors degree from Boston College
and law degree from Boston College Law School.
He also earned a Master of Law degree from
New York University and a masters in Natural
Resource Management from the University of New
He prosecuted criminal cases for the Brooklyn,
N.Y., District Attorneys Office and the New
Hampshire Attorney Generals Office. Later he
practiced with two New Hampshire law firms and
was Vice President for Policy for the Society for the
Protection of New Hampshire Forests.



After 25 years as a lawyer, he announced, I

want to see more people who are happy. At age
50 he became a social studies teacher at Campbell
High School in Litchfield. He enjoyed every day
with his students and fellow teachers until his
retirement in 2009.
David served on the board of the Appalachian
Mountain Club and on the Pembroke Planning
Board, and served on two regional planning
commissions and the New Hampshire
Association of Regional Planning Commissions.
He was a board member of the Bryant Woods
Condo Association and served on the Atkinson
Elder Affairs Committee and on a study
committee about a planned expansion of MBTA
commuter rail. He taught law classes at several
colleges in New England, and taught English for
a year in Kobe, Japan.
A collector of information, experiences and
hats, Dave traveled the world with his wife
of 37 years, Jane (Tarricone) Harrigan, and
seemed to keep every countrys entire history
in clear chronological order in his mind. He
could speak a few words in many languages,

mimicking accents so well that speakers of those

languages often started chatting away as if he could
His favorite travel memories included close-up
wildlife viewing on a Tanzania safari, hiking in
Switzerland, cruising the worlds deepest lake in
Siberia, watching the sun rise at Angkor Wat in
Cambodia, visiting Chinese villagers in their homes
and cross-country skiing among the animals at
Yellowstone National Park.
A lifetime fan of Western movies and television
shows, he adopted Tucson, Ariz., as his second
home in recent winters and loved taking walks in
the desert.
Besides his mother and wife, survivors include
two brothers, Michael and wife Noreen Harrigan of
Springfield, and Dr. Edmund and wife Dr. Rachel
Harrigan of Branford, Conn.; as well as

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18 nieces and nephews and nine grandnieces and

grandnephews on his side and Janes.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
service celebrating Davids life on Saturday, Dec.
5, at 1 p.m. in the clubhouse of the Bryant Woods
condominiums, 27 Bryant Woods Rd, Atkinson,
Those wishing to honor Dave with a contribution
may donate to the David Harrigan Memorial
Fund at Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Ct.,
Litchfield, N.H. 03052. The fund will help students
pay for educational field trips, so that they may
travel and learn as Dave did.
Arrangements are by the H. L. Farmer & Sons
Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill
and Bradford, Mass. Condolences to his family
may be made at

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Key Clubs Participate

in Santas Visit

Hudson Fish and Game Delivers

More than Turkeys
for Thanksgiving Day

Courtesy photos

by Len Lathrop
Lets draw a picture of the Hudson
Fish and Game Club at 3:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 25.
First, have you ever seen the
Hudson Fish and Game? It is on Pine
Road behind the trees with a circle
driveway and two curb cuts into the
road. There is no second floor or
cellar and the building has five rooms
not counting bathrooms and closets.
Got the picture?
Now add 60 people at round
tables, adults and young adults, no
small children, cutting and peeling
and putting everything into pans
big enough to hold a medium-size
child and taking two grown men
to lift. These folks are in one end
of the firing range, and at the other
are another dozen cutting pies
and putting them into individual
containers. As you walk in there are
15 people cutting turkeys, removing
the meat from the bones; the white
meat wont be sliced until Thursday
morning, total birds cooked this
year was 175. In the corner Scouts
are bagging rolls to go with the
meals, and another group is making
individual containers of cranberry

submitted by Mike Hardy

As 200 children made their way into the
Community Center this past Friday they not

only met Santa but were given an array of crafts

and surprises. The key clubs from Alvirne and
Campbell high schools were there and they did
not disappoint.
Campbell distributed safety
kits to families that contained
rubber ducky thermometers for
the tub, outlet covers for the
home, and literature on how to
keep you home and children
safe. Alvirne had one table
with coloring supplies that
kept children happy coloring
snowmen, gingerbread men,
and many other Christmasthemed items to give to their
parents. Their second table was
the hit of the night, after Santa,
of course. Children picked out
pine cones and colored ribbons
to have pine cone reindeer
made right before their eyes.
It was a wonderful night for this
event and many thanks to the
key clubs for helping to make
it special.

This team takes on the turkey. The cooking process began a couple of days
earlier in order to ensure that all 175 pounds are cooked and ready to go.

What does 600 pounds of sweet potatoes look like?

The sweet potato gang made short work of this monumental task.

The work is hard, but these volunteers have made it their mission to make
sure that people in need are fed on Thanksgiving.
This is a job for power tools!

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This well organized assembly line of volunteers demonstrates
that these people of all ages work great as a team.


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In the kitchen to your right, Rudy

is getting everything ready for gravy
and Tom has just finished making
dressing, which is now in large buffet
pans going into the refrigerator and
ice cream freezer. The ingredients
are cooked but will be reheated
on Thursday. There are 10 more
people in the well cover, the pool
and television room, usually filled
with members. They are lining up
the propane cooker that will be used
There are pies as far as the eye can see.
in the morning around 3:30 a.m. to
After all, pie is a great way to finish a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
cook the sweet potatoes, squash, and
white potatoes.
The shopping list (lets call it a
shopping list) follows:
175 turkeys
2,500 pounds of turkey
600 pounds of mashed squash
600 pounds of mashed sweet
700 pounds of mashed potatoes
1,300 pounds of dressing
(including 600 pounds of turkey,
200 pounds of pork, 200 pounds
of beef, 50 onions and two cases
of celery)
This doesnt include the many
hundreds of pounds of fruit, pie and
gravy either.
Its time for the turkey to hit the road and this truck load
As you are saying wow,
of delicious dinners are ready for their destination.
remember that Fish and Game Club
members have been cooking the
took to document the process.
175 turkeys since Tuesday night
More than 1,000 meals were served to the
and, as the sun isnt even close to coming up on
who came to the club as well as the meals
Thanksgiving, 3:30 a.m. to be exact, the propane
that were delivered. The overwhelming message
cookers are going and the first round of squash
this Turkey Day really centers on the feelings, the
is being boiled. By 5:30 people are arriving to
camaraderie, and the passion that this community
slice the turkey breasts, and by 8 a.m. the serving
shows as they come together in what one might
line is being set up to fill the 100 containers.
call the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
Volunteer drivers will deliver the meals for
But believe this humble turkey cutter, there
noontime. Want to know more? Before the week
no words that can describe the feelings that
starts, lists of people served are compiled and
emanated from the little five-room building on
computer labels are made by Tammy for the bags.
Pine Road.
Now take a look at the pictures that Bill Dutton

Photos by Bill Dutton

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Hudson - Litchfield News | December 4, 2015 - 7

Staff photos by Laurie Jasper

Surprise Birthday Party Leaves Webb Palmer Speechless

Former students and co-workers gather to honor Webb. Front row, from left: Elizabeth (Nadeau) Houle,
Shirley Nadeau, Candy Friborg, Ron Jarvis, and Nancy Panageotes. Back row: Emery Nadeau,
Rich Houle, Gerry Bastien, Webb Palmer, Marge Palmer, Maria (Jasper) VanderWoude,
Shawn Jasper, Tim Buxton, and Lori (Nadeau) Boucher.

Webb addresses the crowd.

Webb and Marge Palmers daughter, Melissa,

surprised Webb by hosting an 80th birthday party
open house at First Parish Congregational Church in
Derry, the Palmers church. Family members from
Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts joined many
local friends, former co-workers and students to
celebrate Webb Palmer. Although overwhelmed by
the crowd at first, Webb soon regained his composure
and, speechless no more, shared stories and spoke
fondly about many in the room.
The buffet, cooked by Checkers Restaurant at
Alvirne, was artfully and deliciously arranged under
the watchful eyes of Chef Tim Buxton and Shirley
Nadeau. Former Alvirne Choral Music Director
Candy Friborg, who taught from 1986 until her
retirement in 2006, said Webb was like a brother to
her. For a dumb farmer (something a teacher once
called Webb when he was in high school) from Derry,
Webb has achieved what most people couldnt do in
five lifetimes, said Friborg.
Hudsons Director of Music and Alvirne Band
Director Gerry Bastien agreed. Webb was the first
person I met when I came to Alvirne in 1996; Candy
introduced me in his office. This man is a wealth of
knowledge and is always there to support you, said
We all got along; it had to do with the passion
that you put into your work. We all went to him for
advice, he made you feel better, shared Friborg.
Webb Palmer retired in 2001 after 38 years of
teaching and mentoring in the Hudson School
District. Alvirnes Wilbur Palmer Vocational Technical
Center, which opened in September, 1992, was
named after the vocational director who made the
center a reality and a source of pride for the town of
The Unorthodox Ag teacher from Alvirne, with
a twinkle still in his eye and a warm smile for all of
his kids, as he calls his former students, enjoyed
The tree is adorned with Webb Palmer memory ornaments from guests.
a wonderful afternoon. Guests were asked to write a
memory of Webb on paper ornaments, which were
by Laurie Jasper
hung on the Christmas tree in the church hall. Webb will
It isnt every day that Wilbur Webb Palmer is
surely enjoy reading all of those memories in the quiet
rendered speechless, but for several moments on Nov. 29,
of his home, perhaps on his actual birthday on Dec. 10.
that was the case.
Happy Birthday, Webb!

The Tradition Continues

Hudson Post Office Windows Painted

Reyina Feliciano

Kisha Marrero

Hope Cunniff

submitted by Maria Oakley,

Alvirne High School
The annual tradition of
painting the Hudson Post
Office windows is alive
and well. Seasonal spirit
was demonstrated through
several volunteered hours
and the commitment
and character of the
following Alvirne High
School students: Hope
Cunniff, who spearheaded
the project, Courtney
Langlais, Renee Dubuc,
Kisha Marrero and Reyina
Feliciano, all who drew and
painted to bring the project
to completion. Art teacher
Maria Oakley supervised the

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organize it and deliver it to the food pantry. By teaching

them to give in a way that is fun and exciting, they will
look for other ways to give on their own.
Since their new home is located in the Hudson Mall, it
seemed only natural that they would approach Hannaford
with their endeavor this year, and Hannaford delivered,
not only ensuring they would be able to purchase 20
meals from their fundraising, but also including five
additional baskets of their own. And when it came time
to donate the meals, going back to St. Vincent de Paul
was the logical choice. We are so happy to have (Sensei
Randy) back working with us, said Pauline Boisvert of
the St John XXIII Parish Food Pantry.
This year was made even more special by the large
mix of people that came out to help us, said Allen. We
had current students who have signed up over the last
few weeks, students from our Woburn location who
made the trip all the way up, and a large group of former
students that we havent seen in years, who wanted to
come and be a part of this tradition again. With everyone
playing and working together for a great cause the biggest
lesson we learned is that when a small group of people
get together, they can make a big difference.
Plans are already under way for next years event,
and with a charity motorcycle ride and even corporate
sponsorship on the horizon, there is no telling what kind
of an impact they can have.

Traffic Flow Proposed for

the February Primary Voting
The plan devised by the police chief, with the
help of Hudson Road Agent Kevin Burns and
Town Administrator Steve Malizia, controls the
flow from the lot to essentially one direction.
Traffic will
enter to the
right of the
Center, and
then exit to
the left of the
on the
results of
Snow Blowers-$140
this parking
initiative, the
jury is still
Riding Mowers-$140
out as to the
The green lines indicate the traffic flow into and out of the Community Center
Walk Mowers-$80
parking lot during the February 2016 Primary Elections.
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by Doug Robinson
Power Washers-$80
November 2016
Hudson Chief of Police Jason Lavoie presented to
Presidential Elections
the Hudson Board of Selectmen a proposed traffic
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at the Community
flow program to ensure the safety of voters during the
Free pickup and delivery
Center. During
upcoming February primary.
up to 15 miles
that election,
Approximately 9,000 residents are expected to vote
during the primary. With this large number of voters
12,000 voters are
comes the problem of parking and traffic flow into and
expected to turn out
out of the parking lot at the Hudson Community Center.
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submitted by
Mike Hardy
Alvirne and
Campbell High
Key Clubs are
furiously getting
ready for the
upcoming trip
to Kiwanis
Pediatric Trauma
Institute. For five
years Kiwanis
of Hudson has
brought students
from both key
clubs to the
Floating Hospital
in Boston to see
the open house
at the Kiwanis
Pediatric Trauma
Institute. It is the
first and most advanced of its kind in the
Every year key club members from both
high schools hold a drive to collect toys for
the trauma victims. This year, along with
the toys, each club is going to make 30 no
sew quilts for the children. The quilts will
be wrapped in shrink wrap to keep them
clean and free of dust.

submitted by
Randy Allen
The students
at Inner Dragon
Martial Arts
know that
what they do
in class is often
a lot more
than what it
seems. Learning
their karate
moves helps
build strength,
endurance and
and with success
in these areas
they build
confidence and a
sense of teamwork
and community.
And if you have
ever seen the
Karate Kid, you
know the spiritual
side of the marital
arts teaches about
life and balance.
However, this past
Thanksgiving, they
learned an even
more valuable
lesson, that of
giving back to
Sensei Randy
Allen kicked off
his new studio
in Hudson with his favorite community service project,
his Thanksgiving food drive. This tradition (now in its
eighth year) was started after attending a seminar, where
he decided he wanted to make a difference. For several
years he had been donating food to the Nashua Soup
Kitchen for the holidays. At that time, he was working for
a local karate studio and convinced the owner to let him
include the kids from the school to be able to reach even
more people. What happened from there was amazing.
The event grew at a speed and scale that no one
expected. The first year they were able to feed 50
families, and then the second year the parents got
involved, and it more than doubled again. When he
opened his own school in Woburn, Mass., he continued
the tradition and by the last year there, they were
supplying 10 percent of all of the food served by the
Woburn Food Pantry. So there was no doubt when he
opened his school back in Hudson, New Hampshire, that
this tradition would continue.
My favorite part of this event is not just that we are
helping families in need. My favorite part is the way
that we are doing it. The students drive the event. They
raise the money through their Kick-a-thon where they
get sponsors to challenge them on how many kicks they
can do in one minute and even pie throwing at their
instructors for donations, and then they pick up the food,

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Inner Dragon Martial Arts Students

Feed 150 People this Thanksgiving

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is also of great interest for those that are
going into the medical field. Kiwanis is
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and look forward to attending this event
with them in the years to come.

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Hudson firefighters have been actively recertifying their skills in
accordance with the National Fire Protection Association. One of
the required drills involves the advancement of a fire hose into a
building that may be on fire.
NFPA defines its mission as follows: We help save lives and
reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.
Since 1896, the NFPA has established codes and standards
designed to minimize the risks, educate, and establish fire safety
guidelines. Originally the NFPA was founded by insurance
companies, but today, its membership includes fire departments,
fire insurance companies, and trade associations as well as
engineering associations.
The NFPA is considered the Bible, stated Captain Dave
Morin, for how we do our job.
As a Hudson firefighter, each person is required to not only
know these standards, they are also required to demonstrate and
execute their knowledge of the standards during the drills.
One such drill involves the advancement of the line, or, simply
put, getting the fire hose into the hose or building correctly.
Each member of the firefighting crew has a specific job when
advancing the line. Depending on the length at which the hose
needs to be advanced determines the number of firefighters
required to advance the hose.
Todays drill required the firefighters to advance the line from
the fire (pumper) truck, though the front door and up to the fire
in the second-level bedroom. Once there, the firefighter had
to open the window and discharge the hose out the window to
The pressure gauges on the fire truck calculate precise measurements
ventilate the house from the smoke.
of pressure for which the water will travel through the attack line.
As in a real fire, the house had been filled with smoke to the
position themselves with the line as they enter the
degree that the firefighters could not see where they were going
and were required to use a special camera to lead them through the
For this size hose, every 50 inches of hose weighs
white maze.
approximately 51.96 pounds. This hose will become
But, before they advanced the line, the firefighters needed to
so heavy, that the hose is staged in various rooms as
select the correct size hose as well as set the correct pressure on the
the firefighters enter the house. Another firefighter
fire truck to send the correct amount of water through the1 3/4 -inch
stands at each corner inside the home to help move
hose line.
the hose forward and up the stairs as they assist the
On the fire truck, in addition to this 1 3/4-inch attack line, the
lead firefighter. It would not be unusual for a hose to
truck also carries a 2 1/2-inch line as well as the supply lines of 3-,
stretch 200-250 feet.
4-, 5- and 6-inch lines.
It is not unusual for the hose to weigh several
Depending on its specific purpose, these hoses are designed to
hundred pounds when charged or filled with water.
connect to another pumper truck, hydrant, tanker, or any body of
When charged, the hose will have a test pressure of
water such as a lake, stream, river, pond, and even a well.
275 psi (pounds per square inch) and will generate
As the 1 3/4-inch hose is stretched from the fire truck, firefighters
140-200 gallons per minute.

Staff photos by Doug Robinson

How does that Fire Hose Work?

Having reached the bedroom window, firefighters use the stream,

then the fog method to ventilate the house of the smoke.

Hudson Fire Log

Sunday, November 22: 2:55 a.m. Mutual aid
Engine, Pelham. 1:47 p.m. Medical aid, Belknap
Road. 2:35 p.m. Fire call, Hurley Street. 3:00
p.m. Medical aid, Glasgow Circle. 4:11 p.m.
Motor vehicle accident, Derry Street. 8:17 p.m.
Medical aid, Library Street.
Monday, November 23: 8:16 a.m. Medical aid,
Lowell Road. 8:59 a.m. Box testing, Constitution
Drive. 9:04 a.m. Mutual aid Ambulance,
Nashua. 10:27 a.m. Box testing, Kimball Hill
Road. 10:46 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Ferry
Street. 11:43 a.m. Service call, Lenny Lane.
12:59 p.m. Medical aid, Memorial Drive. 2:01
p.m. Service call, Henry Drive. 2:50 p.m. Box
testing, Bockes Road. 3:36 p.m. Fire call, Hurley
Street. 4:25 p.m. Medical aid, Chalifoux Drive.
5:15 p.m. Medical aid, Derry Road. 6:45 p.m.

Medical aid, Cottonwood Drive. 7:20 p.m.

Medical aid, Webster Street. 7:27 p.m. Medical
aid, Barretts Hill Road.
Tuesday, November 24: 1:22 a.m. Medical
aid, Overlook Circle. 8:04 a.m. Medical aid,
Riverside Drive. 8:56 a.m. Fire call, Greeley
Street. 11:22 a.m. Box testing, Robinson Road.
12:15 p.m. Gasoline spill, Lowell Road. 1:00
p.m. Blasting, Bockes Road. 7:37 p.m. Medical
aid, Shoreline Drive. 10:14 p.m. Medical aid,
Darlene Lane (L).
Wednesday, November 25: 4:16 a.m. Service
call, Shelley Drive. 6:39 a.m. Fire call, Pine
Road. 7:04 a.m. Medical aid, Glen Drive. 8:11
a.m. Medical aid, Johnston Circle (L). 9:20 a.m.
Medical aid, Lowell Road. 10:10 a.m. Medical
aid, Park Avenue. 10:25 a.m. Service call, Lowell

Road. 10:59 a.m. Medical aid, Robinson Road.

12:08 p.m. Box testing, Derry Road. 1:09 p.m.
Medical aid, Bradford Circle. 1:47 p.m. Box
testing, Pelham Road. 5:43 p.m. Medical aid,
Wason Road. 6:31 p.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Dracut Road. 6:52 p.m. Medical aid, Melendy
Road. 10:22 p.m. Medical aid, Burns Hill Road.
Thursday, November 26: 12:24 a.m. Service call,
Greeley Street. 3:38 a.m. Medical aid, Pilgrim
Drive (L). 1:43 p.m. Fire call, Woodridge Drive.
1:57 p.m. Service call, Federal Street. 3:53 p.m.
Medical aid, Reed Street. 9:06 p.m. Fire call,
Lowell Road. 9:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Gowing Road.
Friday, November 27: 7:10 a.m. Mutual
aid Tanker, Londonderry. 7:58 a.m. Service
call, Amanda Drive. 9:40 a.m. Medical aid,

Davenport Road. 1:36 p.m. Fire call, Old Derry

Road. 2:16 p.m. Fire call, Pinewood Road. 2:56
p.m. Mutual aid Tanker, Londonderry. 3:25
p.m. Mutual aid Ambulance, Nashua. 5:43
p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Old Derry Road.
6:37 p.m. Medical aid, Lowell Road. 9:17 p.m.
Motor vehicle accident, Dracut Road. 10:02 p.m.
Medical aid, Woodland Drive (L). 11:48 p.m.
Medical aid, Riverside Drive.
Saturday, November 28: 8:06 a.m. Fire call,
Thurstons Drive. 8:09 a.m. Medical aid, Derry
Road (L). 10:36 a.m. Medical aid, Lowell Road.
3:49 p.m. Medical aid, Lowell Road. 7:49 p.m.
Medical aid, Lions Avenue. 9:21 p.m. Medical
aid, Pinecrest Road (L).

10 - December 4, 2015 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Seasons Greetings
DIY Holiday Crafts

Seasons Greetings
(BPT) - Its time to deck the halls with tinsel, snowflakes and, of
course, a steaming cup of holiday cheer. Get in a festive mood and
gather the family to craft unique DIY holiday decorations - and make
some fun memories together, too.

Festive holiday garland

What better way to welcome the season than with holiday garland? Drape it over the fireplace or the Christmas
tree, or even in the front window for all to see. First, cut
small squares, stars or hearts out of red and green tissue
paper. Using construction paper, cut out letters from your
favorite holiday saying. Place one letter on each shape and
attach to twine with clothes pins. Feel free to glam it up
with sparkles or glitter, too. This craft is an easy classic and
will be a hit for holidays to come.
Waste not, want not
Make use of old wine bottles to create a joyful decoration that is so easy to make, youll wonder why youve
waited so long to get crafting. Simply remove the labels,
spray paint three similar bottles and decorate each with
one letter of the word joy. Keep letters similarly styled
with stencils from a local craft store. For extra flair, wrap
the neck of the bottles with twine and tie together with a
hot glue gun.
Mason jar snow globe
Mason jar snow globes are a quick craft, perfect for passing the
time on a billowy winter afternoon. The first step is collecting items
for the inside of your globe. If you dare, venture outside and find
pine cones. For those wishing to stay warm, a snowman or Christmas

tree figurine works just as well. Once youve decided what youd like
to include, glue the items to the inside of the mason jar lid. Next, fill
the jar with glitter, water and a few drops of glycerin to allow your
snow to fall more naturally. Finish it up by securing the lid shut
with a glue gun. Its as simple as that!
Candy sleighs
A craft fit to please your sweet tooth, candy sleighs are a holiday
treat the kids can help create. Have you ever noticed the curve of
candy canes mirrors that of Santas sleigh? For a sweet replica of the
big mans ride, hot glue six to eight candy canes together side-byside. When finished, add a piece of licorice rope for reins or stock
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Seasons Greetings
Focus on Whats Important This Holiday Season

Seasons Greetings

(BPT) - In the midst of the busyness and bustle of the holiday

season, its easy to lose sight of
the important things in life, like
spending time with those you
love and making a difference in
the lives of others. This year, take
a step back and consider these
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The holiday season begins with
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It may not always be easy to
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midst of holiday stress, but doing so has seemingly endless benefits
- from raising self-awareness to allowing people to truly feel fulfilled
in their lives. Additionally, gratitude can help you balance gift
demands by taking inventory on what youre thankful for - making
you less likely to give in to the temptation to overspend. Carry that
attitude of Thanksgiving through the rest of the holidays.
2. Be generous
As you shop for gifts for your loved ones, consider other ways you
can be generous this holiday season. That doesnt necessarily mean
just giving financial gifts; volunteering your time, either on your own
or together with family and friends, is a great way to help your faith
community, local nonprofits, or families in need. Believe it or not,
you may walk away from the event feeling like you received more
than you gave! Generosity is a simple way to maintain focus on

whats important.
3. Practice healthy money
During the holidays, youre
bombarded by messages telling
you that the latest and greatest
consumer goods will bring you
immense happiness. And while
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you make poor money choices
to buy it. Spending money you
dont have can create unnecessary stresses during a time
of year that should be joyful.
Thrivent suggests making gift
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things you dont need.

4. Give the gift of time
This holiday season, take notice of how you spend your time and
then reflect on it to help find out what truly makes you happy. If
you find yourself only showing your affection through material gifts,
consider giving the gift of quality time. You could even spend time
making a difference in the lives of others by volunteering your time
or talent. Living intentionally can repay in dividends in terms of
fulfillment and contentment with life.
Making wise decisions with money this holiday season will help
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of your list. Take the time to reflect on your values, carry your gratitude through the season, be generous and spend time with those you
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ebrate the New Year with a dish called the Hoppin John, a southern
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the completed year and hope for good fortune.
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represent 12 months of happiness in the coming year. In Greece,
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Thumbs up to the Litchfield Middle School
Drama Club on their performance last week!
What a challenging show with
comedic elements! Loved it!

simply spectacular and much appreciated by this

Hudson family during times of so much trouble in


Thumbs up to Isabelle, Noah

and the whole leaf raking crew
who showed up to rake my dads
yard. I am so grateful for your
kind effort and the yard looks
great. What a relief!
Thumbs up to one of
the music education majors
from Hudson who will start a
community band that rehearses
in the evenings at the senior
center. It would be nice to have
some community activities in
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Thumbs up to Erika at DQ for reaching her five

year bonus. Largest payoff of all time. Erika has
been a dedicated employee of our DQ system for
five years now and we only hope to have her with
our team for another five years. Thank you and
great job!

the world. It is so nice to see a traditional display

including a nativity scene, the real reason for the
season. Very nicely done! Thank you. The S.
Thumbs up to Litchfield Cable. I like the
Goffstown Christmas programming, and Nashua
Cable programming - keep sharing - let them
create - you borrow!

Thumbs up to Scott! Thanks for always reading

from the front to the back. M-I-L.

Thumbs up to Alexis for getting on the honor

roll. You go girl!

Thumbs down to Litchfield Cable. Why do we

see stuff from last year, flyers with year old dates,
etc.? - if youre not going to do the job correctly,
kill the committee, and lower my cable bill.

Thumbs down for the year 1968. I know this

is far-reaching but bear with me. Viet Nam was
hot and heavy. Protesters everywhere. Robert
Kennedy was assassinated. It was a Syrian who
kept Robert Kennedy from being president and
now they are everywhere.

Thumbs down to all the major retail and food

stores that were open on Thanksgiving Day and to
our lawmakers that through changes in the Blue
Laws have allowed this. Why do they let greed
take over instead of allowing workers a holiday off
to spend with families? Back in my day, all stores
were closed on all the holidays as well as each
Sunday. Now we hardly have a day for families to
just spend time together. Dont we already have
enough people that have to work the holidays,
starting with our military as well as our firefighters,
police and nurses?
Thumbs up, a big thumbs up, to the Hudson
public works department for their hard work on
the Christmas display on the town common. Its

Thumbs up. On Black Friday I left an envelope

with $500 in cash at the checkout counter at
Target in Nashua. I went back an hour later,
retracing my steps. The cashier that rang up my
order an hour earlier discovered the envelope
and turned it in to customer service. I was able to
safely retrieve my $500 in cash. I would like to
publicly recognize this young womans honesty
and integrity and let the world out there know that
there is good news involving good people, and on
such an especially crazy Black Friday shopping
Thumbs up in Hudson and in a divorce you

should remember Healing doesnt mean the

damage never existed, it means the damage
doesnt control your life any longer.

their crimes. The mental cases we have allowed

to serve make me sick as those painted the picture
the world saw, ugly isnt it. Just saying.

Thumbs up to Judy. You are a saint and you

are definitely going to Heaven.

Thumbs down to the drivers in front on

Country Brook Farms that do not know how to
merge every other car. You are so afraid someone
will get in front of you. Relax! Youll live longer.

Thumbs down to Verizon wireless - $700

for a new phone, $10 a month for insurance on
the overpriced piece of plastic. When you lose
the plastic piece, you have to pay $150 to get a
replacement, and then another $50 if you dont
have the old piece of plastic to return. After
paying many hundreds for useless insurance, and
then the hoops you have to jump through its time
to go off the grid, or at least get my Jitterbug!
Thumbs up to Grammie Dee for cooking a
very scrumptious Thanksgiving feast! I dont know

Thumbs up to the town of Hudson for the great

job on the Common it looks wonderful!
Thumbs up to the Friday Friends. You guys
never cease to amaze me. Thank you so much.
Thumbs down to the Christmas lights in the
town center! Why are my tax dollars funding
a display for everyone? Thats socialism, folks!
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December 10, 2015

The Hudson Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2015,
passionate, enthusiastic
in the Community Development Paul Buxton Meeting Room in the basement of Hudson Town
Apply online
and driven Shift Leader.
Hall (please enter by ramp entrance at right side). The public hearings for applications will begin
at 7:30 PM, with the applications normally being heard in the order listed below.
We are looking for a
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Capri Pizza Shift Leaders
The following items before the Board will be considered:
The Town of Litchfield, NH is seeking a full-time Bookkeeper to perform
support our management
highly responsible accounting work. Duties include, but are not limited to,
payroll and accounts payable processing, accounts receivable, reconciling
team. We would like for
bank accounts, preparing Federal and State reports, maintaining fund
1. Case 105-017 (12-10-15) (Deferred from 11/12/15): Noury Investments, LLC, 17 Elnathans
you to have at least 6
accounting records and adjusting journal entries. The successful applicant
Way, Hollis, NH, requests a Wetland Special Exception for the proposed self-storage expansion
months of previous
located at 22 Brady Drive, Hudson, NH, to impact approximately 640 square feet of permanent
must have a high school diploma and five years experience in bookkeeping
wetland impact, 6,232 square feet of permanent wetland buffer impact to construct a 24 wide
and payroll; previous municipal experience preferred or any equivalent
Joan McKibben, Litchfield Planning Board combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of
access driveway that will extend from the existing facility to the expansion, and 2,712 square feet
From: Laurie Warren
/ 424-3014required knowledge, skills and abilities. Position offers health
Leader or management
of temporary wetland buffer impact to restore the previously permitted buffer impact. [Map 105,
and dental
Tel# 880-1516Lot 017, Zoned G-1; HZO Article XIIIA 334-35, Uses within Wetland Conservation District.]
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role. Also, previous Pizza
Paper: Hudson~Litchfield News
$22.87 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
Making experience is a
2. Case 156-060-001 (12/10/15): Grey Fox Realty, LLC, 40 Temple Street, Nashua, NH,
ate(s): 12/4/15
Submit cover letter, resume and references by December
to: PO# if required requests the following for property located at Essex Street, Hudson:
must. The position can
e: (603) 424-2131 or Town of Litchfield,
a) An Appeal of a Zoning Administrative Decision issued by the Zoning Administrator dated
either be Full or Part Time.
Attn: Troy Brown, Town Administrator

10-27-15, which states that a Variance from the Zoning Board will be required to build a
single family dwelling in a Business (B) Zoning District, that the proposed lot does not meet
the minimum lot area of 30,000 square feet, and that the proposed lot does not meet the
minimum frontage requirement of 150 feet. [Map 156, Lot 060-001, Zoned B; HZO Article
VIII 334-32, Nonconforming lots.]

2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052.



A Variance to allow a single family dwelling to be built in a Business (B) Zoning District.
[Map 156, Lot 060-001, Zoned B; HZO Article V 334-20 & 334-21, Table of Permitted
Principal Uses.]

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with NH RSA 675:7, the Litchfield Planning Board will hold a
Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 2 Liberty
Way to consider the following changes to the Litchfield Zoning Ordinance.


A Variance to allow the lot area of the proposed lot to have 7,624 square feet, where a
minimum of 30,000 square feet is required. [Map 156, Lot 060-001, Zoned B; HZO Article
VII 334-27, Table of Dimensional Requirements.]

1. Amend the Definitions section 200.00

a. Section 200.17 Structure: remove retaining walls, fence, sign, flagpole
b. Section 200.30 Define Public Right of Way
2. Amend Residential District section 500.00
Section 502.03 Setbacks: create an exception for sheds less or equal to 192 square feet to have
reduced setback requirement to 10 for rear and side lot setbacks.
Amend the setback for building or structures along Albuquerque Ave from 75 to 50 setback.
3. Aquifer Protection District section 1250.00 Section 1252.00 District Boundaries correct
the source citation to the original map.


A Variance to allow the frontage of the proposed lot to have 73.95 feet, where a minimum
of 150 feet is required. [Map 156, Lot 060-001, Zoned B; HZO Article VII 334-27, Table of
Dimensional Requirements.]


Full copies of the proposed amendments are available for public inspection at the Selectmens Viewing
room in the Town Hall during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Public Hearing

Tuesday,December 15 2015

Tom Young
Planning Board Chair


10-22-15 Minutes
Review and approval of 2016 meeting dates.
Discussion of any Town/State Activity of Interest to the Board
Dave Hebert, Acting Zoning Administrator
POSTED: Town Hall, Library, Post Office 12-4-15

14 - December 4, 2015 | Hudson - Litchfield News




Heroin vs. the Law: Epically Frustrating




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by Doug Robinson
on parole, involved with drug court, or under any other lawful
The Hudson Fire and the Police departments continue to fight
authority, then that individual could be held accountable.
the fight against Heroin and the opioid epidemic; however, their
Many heroin users are arrested as a result of a vehicle stop
hands are tied as to how much they can really do to stop people
or result from a criminal investigation involving a burglary,
from dying.
explained Tessier. An individual may be arrested should he or
Day after day, the Hudson Fire Department receives calls to
she have heroin on their person. A person may be arrested should
repeat its emergency visits to users who continually overdose
they be found under the influence while driving a motor vehicle.
on heroin. It is not unusual for firefighters to administer several
However, when the police and the fire departments are dispatched
doses of the lifesaving drug, Narcan, to the same person over the
for an overdose, that individual may not be arrested.
course of several days.
The laws have also
First responders have
become tougher at
We cannot simply arrest our way out of this
privately admitted that
hospitals. Should a
this epidemic is very
loved one be admitted
problem. We need more treatment centers.
frustrating and more
Hudson Police Prosecutor Joseph Tessier to an emergency room
often infuriating. Offfor treatment of an
the-record comments have been told that heroin parties are being
overdose, the patient has the lawful authority to dismiss and refuse
held, and users know that if they overdose, they will receive the
any further treatment of their person. And, as HIPAA (Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws are written,
What we cannot forget is that the addict will shoot up as
all the medical attention administered to the patient remains
often as six to eight times a day (at an estimated $200 a day). This
addict has a user expectancy of about eight years and, during that
Thus, the frustration continues to grow. When I know that
time, this individual may overdose once or possibly twice. So,
I am dealing with a heroin user who has become a danger to
when the HFD and HPD are responding to the same individuals
themselves, continued Tessier, I know I can get them a bed at
repeatedly, one can easily understand the sentiment of: Just
the Valley Street Jail immediately. The wait list for a treatment
arrest them.
bed can be up to three months. Especially, when I know that the
In speaking with Hudson Police Prosecutor Joseph Tessier, the
individual is a danger to themselves, jail is oftentimes the the best
answer is quite simple. You cant arrest them.
place in an effort to keep them off and away from the needle. Not
He cites RSA 218:1 which states: It is the intent of the general
everybody has the finances to afford in-patient treatment care.
court to encourage a witness or victim of a drug overdose to
Tessier continued stating, However, we cannot simply arrest
request medical assistance in order to save the life of an overdose
our way out of this problem. We need alternatives. We need
victim by establishing a state policy of protecting the witness or
more treatment centers. And, as hard as it is to believe, we cannot
victim from arrest, prosecution, and conviction for the crime of
do anything unless we first arrest the person. Once we arrest the
possession of the controlled drug that is the agent of the overdose.
person, we have a starting point where we can begin the process
It is the intent of the general court to provide immunity from
of getting the person help. At that point in time, we are in a
arrest, prosecution, or conviction for possessing, or having under
position to reach out to the different agencies to offer the victims
us or her control, a controlled drug in violation of RSA 318help.
B2, where medical assistance has been requested for someone
Unless the laws are changed, or until the insurance and drug
experiencing an overdose.
companies become involved, we will not see much of a change.
While police officers many confiscate the drugs and the drug
Firefighters will continue to administer Narcan, policemen will
paraphernalia, no arrest may be made. That is the law. On
continue to walk away, and more people will die.
the other hand, should that drug overdose victim be a person

Hudson Fire Department

Promotes from Within

Winter Parking Ban

in Effect for Hudson
submitted by Hudson Police Department
The Hudson Police Department wants to remind all citizens that, as
of Dec. 1, a town-wide winter parking ban went into effect. This means
that vehicles are not allowed to be parked on public streets between
the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. The purpose for this parking ban is to
enable the Department of Public Works to remove snow properly from
the roadways in the event of an overnight snowstorm. Vehicles parked
overnight on the roadways make it very difficult for DPW workers to
remove the snow. This creates traffic issues and road hazards for those
who commute to work during the morning hours. The Hudson Police
Department will be issuing parking citations in the amount of $20 for
those parked on public roadways between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7
If the fine is not paid within 72 hours of the date issued, violators
may be summonsed to appear in the Nashua 9th Circuit Court, and may
be subject to pay the maximum fine allowed by law. Anyone cited for
this parking violation should make their check payable to the Town of
Hudson, N.H.
The Hudson Police Department would like to thank everyone in
advance for not parking on the streets beginning December 1. The
winter parking ban ends on March 31, 2016. All dates and fines
schedules are in accordance with TOV 317-17, All-Night Parking in
Winter as defined in the Town Code of Hudson, N.H.

Shaheen Denounces
Senate Bill to Repeal
Medicaid Expansion
submitted by the Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Tuesday, Dec. 1, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) strongly
denounced Republican legislation that would repeal key parts of the
Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. This morning, the
Senate began debating the legislation and is expected to vote on it before
the end of the week.
A vote for this bill is a vote to deny Granite Staters access to health
care, said Shaheen. In New Hampshire, this reckless proposal would
revoke healthcare coverage for over 44,000 low-income families now
covered under Medicaid, eliminate tax credits for 28,000 Granite Staters
who receive coverage through the federal marketplace, and deny health
services to the 12,000 women who depend on Planned Parenthood. The
Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but we should work to strengthen
the law, not eliminate coverage for tens of thousands of people in New

by Doug Robinson
With the recent retirement of Captain Todd Hansen, the Hudson
Fire Department has promoted Firefighter Jim Paquette to captain
and Firefighter Eric Lambert to lieutenant.
Captain Paquette began his firefighting career with the Hudson
Fire Department in 1988 as an Explorer and has never looked
back. Hudson-born and -educated, Paquette chose his profession
from a desire to serve his community.
I always knew
that I would be
either a firefighter or
a policeman in the
town of Hudson,
he commented. I
joined the Explorers
at an early age, and I
just stuck with it.
Paquette, after
graduating from
Bishop Guertin High
School, attended
New Hampshire
Technical College
(graduating in 1996)
in Laconia where he
earned an associates
degree in fire science
and a second
Capt. Jim Paquette
associates degree in
fire protection. He
graduated from medic school in 2002 and was promoted to
lieutenant in 2002.
His father also worked for the Hudson Fire Department and
retired in 1984, after working 12 years for the town.
During his career with the Hudson Fire Department, Captain
Paquette has spent 13 years on the local unions executive board,
including tenure as its president.
Every day is different, said Paquette. While the calls may be
the same, every day offers different opportunities to help and serve
different people within our communities. I look forward to this

Hudson Community Television

Saturday, December 5
7:00: a.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:30: a.m. Body Sculpt - Yoga Refresh
8:30: a.m. Fitness Foodie - Chicken Salad/Squats
9:00: a.m. Garden & Home in Hudson
9:30: a.m. Christmas Piano and Vocals
10:00: a.m. Santas Arrival & Tree Lighting
10:30: a.m. The Randy Mo Show
11:00: a.m. The Local Kids - Bensons Tour
11:30: a.m. Speaker Shawn Jasper at Windham
Town Center
12:00 p.m. Ben Carson at the University of New
1:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus
2:00 p.m. ACT Racing at Thompson Speedway
5 George Street, Hudson, NH
3:30 p.m. Benson Park Tree Day (2014)
Please join us in welcoming our new
4:00 p.m. The Steve Katsos Show
doctor Molly Harrison DMD.
4:30 p.m. The Polar Express reading at Hills
Memorial Library
Molly is a native of Windham, New
5:00 p.m. Recipe for Love - Sushi
Hampshire. She received her BS at St.
6:00 p.m. Cooking in the Merrimack Valley Michaels College in Vermont and her
Pumpkin Roll
6:30 p.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
DMD from the University of Pittsburgh
7:00 p.m. Proper Flag Care
School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Harrison
Sunday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 9
completed a General Practice Residency
7:00: a.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:30: a.m. Jazzercise
at Loyola University Medical Center in
8:30: a.m. iCandy Christmas
Chicago.Molly has been very well received
9:00: a.m. Hudson First Baptist Church
from both our staff and our patients. The
10:00: a.m. Trinity Assembly of God
11:00: a.m. Middlesex Concert Band - Carols and
addition of Dr. Harrison will allow us to
Molly Harrison, DMD
continue to offer our extended hours and
12:30 p.m. The Reading Lady - Christmas Spirit
treatment options to all our patients.
1:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus
2:00 p.m. Good News
William Gagnon, DMD
2:30 p.m. Christmas Piano and Vocals
3:00 p.m. Yoga To Go with Adam
Christine Lonegan, DMD
4:00 p.m. Hudson First Baptist Church
Brandon Beaudoin, DMD
5:00 p.m. Trinity Assembly of God
6:00 p.m. Christmas Cartoons
Molly Harrison, DMD
6:30 p.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:00 p.m. Judy Pancost - Christmas in July

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new opportunity as we take our fire department to the next level.

As a team we will face many challenges, and I am at a point in
my career where I can contribute to the solutions as we move
forward. I am not the type of person who sits on the sidelines and
Lt. Eric Lambert was chosen to replace Captain Paquette in his
former position as
lieutenant. Lambert
also attended
New Hampshire
Technical College,
after graduating from
Pembroke Academy,
and earned his
associates degree in
fire science and fire
At 16, he joined
the Allenstown Fire
Department as a
junior firefighter
before coming to
the Hudson Fire
Department. In
addition, he has
worked for the NH
Lt. Eric Lambert
9-1-1 emergency
call system and as a
firefighter for the Somersworth Fire Department. He has been a
Hudson firefighter for 15 years.
During his tenure with Hudson, he has received certifications
as an AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician), as well
as hazmat and incident management, and has assumed the
responsibility of maintaining all the electronic equipment at the
fire department.
Lambert was one of the first firefighters hired to staff the Burns
Fire Station when it opened.
When not working, Lambert enjoys spending time with his
family as well as hunting.

Monday, December 7 and Thursday, December 10

7:00: a.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:30: a.m. Hypnosis for Better Living
8:00: a.m. Expedition New England - Polar Vortex
8:30: a.m. Go Fishing with Dan Kenney - Ice Derby
9:00: a.m. No Excuses Outdoors
9:30: a.m. Hike Safe
10:00: a.m. Mountain Man Adventures
10:30: a.m. Old Man of the Mountain
11:00: a.m. Santas Arrival & Tree Lighting
11:30: a.m. Christmas Piano and Vocals
12:00 p.m. Fitness Foodie - Tostada/Abs
12:30 p.m. John Kasich - Balanced Budget for Us
2:00 p.m. Seniors Count - Electronic Communication
3:00 p.m. The Randy Mo Show - Christie Devine
3:30 p.m. The Local Kids - Bensons Tour
4:00 p.m. The Steve Katsos Show
4:30 p.m. Hudson Seniors Present A Place Called Pluto
6:00 p.m. Lucys Big Beautiful World of Painting
6:30 p.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:00 p.m. Allegro Dance Academy
Tuesday, December 8 and Friday, December 11
7:00: a.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:30: a.m. Santas Arrival & Tree Lighting
8:00: a.m. People Places and Things with Celine
8:30: a.m. On The Road - A Visit to Strawbery Banke
9:30: a.m. Autism Today - Holiday Special
10:00: a.m. The Local Kids - Bensons Tour
10:30: a.m. The Randy Mo Show - Christie Devine
11:00: a.m. Christmas Piano and Vocals
11:30: a.m. Fitness Foodie - Chicken Salad/Squats
12:00 p.m. John Kasich - Balanced Budget for Us
1:30 p.m. Seniors Count - When Disaster Strikes
2:00 p.m. Mountain Man Adventures
2:30 p.m. Community Bulletin Board
3:00 p.m. Lucys Big Beautiful World of Painting
3:30 p.m. Cooking in the Merrimack Valley - Pumpkin Roll
4:00 p.m. The Steve Katsos Show
4:30 p.m. Cosmic Cafe Show-What are Experiencers
5:00 p.m. Speaker Shawn Jasper at Windham Town Center
6:00 p.m. Heroin in Hudson - Police Presentation
6:30 p.m. Jazz Cardio Strength
7:00 p.m. ACT Racing - Beech Ridge 150

Hudson - Litchfield News | December 4, 2015 - 15

Congrats to U11 Soccer
for a Great Season

Alvirne XC Offers
Special Recognition


submitted by Elizabeth MacDonald

Congratulations to Mike Zimmerman and Mike Caliris Litchfield U11 soccer team for a 6-1-1 season
in Division I Youth Soccer.

in special recognition for 10 years of support

for Alvirne Cross Country. For the past 10 years
General Manager Tin Hogan has donated a
weekend stay at the hotel as part of the Alvirne
Boosters November Turkey Raffle.

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

submitted by Jeffrey DiPrizito

Alvirne Cross Country captain Noah Bellomo,
Coach Tom Daigle and captain Shaylyn Saunders
present an award to Angela Jackson, Reservations
Supervisor for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua

Mike Zimmerman, Trevor Gomes, Mike Caliri, Nathan Fechke, Liam Chapman, Sam Gomes,
Dom Silva, Tyler Britt, Brady Matthews, Austin Spurr, Sam Caliri, Tyler Coates, Nick Fay, Ryan Wark,
Michael MacDonald, Ethan Wallenmaier and Colton Martel

Hudson United U13 Takes First

Courtesy photo

First Baptist Church Comes Alive

with the Sounds of the Season

B Naturals

First Place Team - Hudson United U13: Coach Jen Kraus. Roster: Erin Baker (#1), Hailey Ayotte (#18), Alexis
Chadwick (#13), Olivia Coakley (#21), Chloe Costinos (#51), Julie Crane (#9), Madison Curran (#4), Megan Ethier
(#52), Emily Kraus (#77), Sadie LaMothe (#33), Colleen Peters (#7), Shayla Stevens (#2) and Taylor Sullivan (#44).

by Doug Robinson
The First Baptist Church of Hudsons sanctuary
resonated with the beautiful sounds of music
sung by Alvirne High Schools B-Naturals and
Nothin but Treble choral groups during their
annual holiday concert at the church.
These two choral groups performed with both
precision and personality with their renditions of
Still I Rise, Nearness of You, Have Yourself a


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Staff photos by Doug Robinson

Bradley Garcia performs his arrangement

of Christmas Time This Year.

Merry Little Christmas, Daniel Servant of the

Lord, as well as holiday selections performed as
student solos and duets.
Whether singing a capella or with the piano,
the students used their expression and phrasing
to define their singing style from gospel to
The concert concluded with an audience and
choral group sing-along of the most popular
Christmas songs.

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Samantha Ducharme sings Silent Night.

16 - December 4, 2015

HMS Lady Colts Begin Season with a Big Win over Rival Bedford

submitted by HMS Lady Colts

The HMS Lady Colts never thought its season would begin. With
a bye in the first week the Lady Colts had to sit and watch while
every other team in their division played. This, however, is a good
thing because this meant the girls had more time
to prepare for their first game. A game against
their biggest rivals and in some peoples eyes the
team to beat this season in Division 1: Bedford.
The energy was high and you could feel the
excitement in the HMS gym prior to the start
of the game. With the music blaring, the HMS
Cheer team bringing great spirit, and all the fans
packing the gym. The clash of two of the top

programs in middle school was about to

The Lady Colts jumped out early and
held a 10-4 lead early in the first quarter
and, at the end of
one, the score was
14-8. You could
tell right off the
bat with these two
teams it was going
to be a back-andforth type of game.
In the second half
the Lady Colts built
on their lead and
at halftime were
up 31-21. Bedford
came out strong
early in the third
quarter and cut the
Lady Colts lead
to 4 and, by the
end of the third
quarter, Bedford
was only down
Scoring another two in front of the rim is Addi Smith
Elli Ochieng #13 looks to set up a play in the Colts
40-37. In the fourth
proved just that
win over Bedford.
quarter both teams
as the Lady Colts
went back and forth with Bedford tying the
clamped down their
game at 43-43 with just over four minutes to
defense and ran away with the game going on an 11-0 run in the last
play. At that moment all the girls hard work
four minutes to close out the game 54-43.
at practice was about to pay off. Coming
It was a great team effort by all the girls especially the veteran
out of their timeout the girls knew they had
players. Co-captain
Co-captain Addi Smith #20 goes for
Addi Smith, co-captain Erin Carney, Sara Ruigrok, Brenna Paquette,
Bedfords surge because they have been in
a rebound in the paint.
and Elli Ochieng
this situation at practice. The girls always
led by example in this big early season win.
practice hard; to be ready for the tough
Co-captain Erin Carney #5 after a turnThe girls next home game will be Monday, Dec. 7, versus Hillside
situations they always need to make practice harder
over by Bedford, brings the ball into the
Manchester at 3:30 p.m.
than games. The final four minutes of the game
front court.


Courtesy photos

submitted by Pat Graham

Twelve-year-old Hudson resident Brendan
Graham was recently selected to play for
Team New Hampshire in the upcoming
National Championship football tournament
sponsored by Football University Camps. The
tournament consists of 64 teams from across
the country, playing regional games starting
on Dec. 5. Team New Hampshire will take
on Team Massachusetts this coming Saturday
at Westwood (Mass.) High School at 10 a.m.,
with the winner to play the following day versus
the winner of the Team Rhode Island and Team
Connecticut game. The national finals will take
place on Dec. 20 in Naples, Fla.
Brendan is a tight end and defensive end for
the Hudson-Litchfield Bears sixth grade team
coached by Tim Cronin. He was also selected
as a member of the New Hampshire in-state
all star team after this past season. Brendan
plays basketball for the Hudson sixth grade
travel team and AAU basketball for the New
Hampshire Flight, based out of Merrimack,
as well. He is the son of Patrick and Jennifer
Graham of Hudson.

Back row: Kyle Boucher, Shaky Mugariri, Brett McKinley, Paul Manzi, Cam Jones, Jack DeWitt. Kneeling: Nathan Day, Sam
Mullett, Devonte McKoy-Sophos, Adam Scharn, and Shamyr Roy.
submitted by Lee Mullett
After going undefeated in the Nashua Hearts to Hoops charity basketball tournament, the Hudson Heat
entered into the 2015 Bedford Basketball Tournament. The tournament is always a great start to the season and
gives the coaches an idea how the team will stack up to its competition during the season. The eighth grade
boys took on teams from Merrimack, Jaffrey, and Bedford, all of which prove to be good competition for the
team throughout the season. This year was no different.
The boys won both of their Saturday games against Bedford and Merrimack. However, they lost in pool play
Sunday to their arch nemesis Jaffrey, which put them as a 3-seed entering into the playoffs.
In the second weekend of play, the Heat had to play Jaffrey again only this time, they beat them by 20-plus
points to enter into the championship game against Bedford. Both teams fought hard in the championship
game, but the Heat edged out the Bedford team in the end to bring home their first trophy of the season.
Hudsons own Meshack (Shaky) Mugariri was named to the All Tournament Team.
Congratulations to Shaky and all of his teammates for their first tournament win of the 2015 season.

Courtesy photo

Hudson Athlete Makes

All-State Football Team

Hudson Heat Basketball

Starts Season with a Win

Litchfield Police Log

Wednesday, November 18: 3:27 p.m. Paperwork served, Woodland Drive. 5:49 p.m. Theft,
Route 3A. 8:31 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Route 3A.
Thursday, November 19: 1:08 a.m. Shots fired, Brenton Street. 6:00 a.m. Ryan Parrot, 22,
Merrimack, was arrested for Driving With a Suspended Registration. 9:36 a.m. Civil standby,
Route 3A. 10:15 a.m. Medical emergency, Route 3A. 1:51 p.m. Neighbor dispute, Birch Street.
3:51 p.m. Paperwork served, Woodland Drive. 3:57 p.m. Assist Nashua Police Department,
Route 3A. 5:13 p.m. Martin Schmidt, 26, Litchfield, was arrested for Theft. 6:11 p.m. Assist
Epson Police Department, Riverview Circle.
Friday, November 20: 10:16 a.m. Theft, Route 3A. 4:30 p.m. Welfare check, Page Road. 6:45
p.m. Vandalism, Highlander Court. 10:26 p.m. Shots fired, Stark Lane. 10:33 p.m. Noise
complaint, Lori Lane.
Saturday, November 21: 2:00 a.m. Suspicious activity, Midway Avenue. 9:49 a.m. Paperwork
served, Greenwich Road. 7:04 p.m. Alarm activation, Highlander Court. 6:00 p.m. Motor
vehicle complaint, Route 3A. 7:39 p.m. Alarm activation, Pinecrest Road.

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