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Volume 28 Number 26 January 6, 2017 12 Pages

Harbor Homes
Vital to the Safe
Station Program
by David S. Morin
As we enter into the New Year, the number
of people seeking assistance through the Safe
Station Program continues to rise. Since the
Hudson~Litchfield News began this series
on the program, many people have already
sought assistance for their addiction. Since
New Years Day, 14 individuals have made the
first step to recovery. On Jan. 3 alone, eight
people came to the safe stations seeking help.
Another four called the help hotline.
In late December the HLN had the
opportunity to meet with Harbor Homes
President and CEO Peter Kelleher. He
outlined the services provided by Harbor
Homes and provided a tour of the Nashua
facility. He explained that the citys first
responders have taken a great interest in the
program at that almost all of the firefighters
have taken a tour through the building giving
them a better understanding of what services
are available for Safe Station clients. He
mentioned that many of the program drivers
are from Hudson.
Harbor Homes is housed in a nondescript building located at 45 High St. in
Nashua. The nonprofit organization provides
low-income, homeless and disabled New
Hampshire community members with
affordable housing, primary and behavioral
care and appointment job training supportive
services. The nonprofit has 85 programs
through six agencies across the state. With a
staff of just over 400 employees, they assist
more than 10,000 clients each year.
When a patient comes to the Safe Station a
transport van from Harbor Homes picks them
up and brings them to the High Street facility.
Medical staff and on-call drug and alcohol
addiction counselors complete an evaluation
of the patient to determine the level of care
that will be needed.
The integrated service for substance abuse
found here is the primary treatment for the
Safe Station patients. Gilmore Hall has 11
beds for Respite Recuperative Care. Drug
addiction patients can be treated here and
continue to receive medical treatment as
long as needed. Patients are assigned a case
manager to see them through their recovery
and continue to provide assistance after the
initial treatment.
Once in the program clients live at the
Keystone Hall where they receive a treatment
program tailored to their particular needs.
This treatment encompasses mental health and
the substance use disorders, recovery support
and basic needs and housing.
The treatment programs include a 28-day
high-intensity program or a low-intensity 90day program. While in the program clients
work alongside a case manager and attend
Narcotics Anonymous meetings, managed
detoxification treatment, gender specific
treatment, individual and group counseling,
and access to interfaculty primary health care.
A clients progress is reviewed at three
months, six months and at one year with
changes made in their treatment plans as
needed. The journey to recovery is not a
straight line or does it come in a short time,
Kelleher explained. Some do well and never
become addicted to the drug again. Others
fall off the program and again start from the
beginning to rid themselves of the addiction.
The treatment is a lifetime commitment
from both the client and the health care
professionals.
This hard-fought battle from addiction
to a substance-free life has been one of the
most dramatic things Kelleher has ever seen.
Harbor Homes has taken a significant role
in working alongside city agencies and is
dedicated to the program. When speaking
about it, Kelleher had a tone of pride in his
voice while emphasizing the short time it
takes from a person arriving at the Safe Station
until the client is seen at Harbor Homes.
Once a treatment program is completed an
aftercare plan and continued recovery support
are provided to the client.
The Cynthia Day Family Center located
within Keystone Hall focuses on pregnant,
post-partum and parenting women during
their recoveries. The program is designed to
allow a mother to receive treatment for an
addiction while continuing to care for her
children. The mother and children live in a
safe and home-like environment at Keystone
Hall while the mother receives treatment.
After a client transitions through the
treatment process, Harbor Homes offers many
programs to ensure the quality of life of those
they assist remains high. Job training, dental
care, veterans services and housing are just a
few of the many services provided. The next
Harbor Homes program on the horizon is a
mobile medical van to reach the homeless.

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The Walk with a Purpose Instructor has Left,


but will Never be Forgotten

by Len Lathrop
conversations into lessons.
As the Alvirne JROTC
He had a way of helping
cadets lined up on
people realize not only who
Wednesday, Dec. 28,
they were but also who
outside of the Hudson
they could become. His
VFW Post 5791, their
genuine pursuit of excellence
eyes showed the sadness
in himself and others has
and confusion, and, of
inspired so many. It has
course, loss they were
been said that heroes are
feeling. As close to
those who give their lives to
500 family members,
something greater than self.
friends and students
His life embodies something
gathered together to offer
--some immeasurable,
a final goodbye, there
indescribable combination
was a numbness felt by
of humor, wisdom and
everyone.
passion-- that will be carried
Michael Joseph
on by the countless lives he
Dubeau, a former
touched. Sergeant, the cadets
first sergeant in the
of Alvirne High School salute
U.S. Air Force, was
you as we press on, walking
the Junior Reserve
with a purpose, stronger than
Officer Training Corps
ever.
instructor at Alvirne High
While there are many more
School. Dubeau died
tribunes written than can be
Derek Desrochers, an AHS cadets father who happened to go on one of the Washington D.C. trips, oered this
unexpectedly Dec. 22 at
mentioned, Colonial Kevin
photograph of SMSgt. in front of the Air Force wall. This picture says it all about Mike Dubeau
the age of 53.
Grady, who was the program
and the principles he honored and shared.
In just over a week
commander at Alvirne,
since a remembrance
offered the following: Mike
page was started, 384 members exist and the number continues to climb;
Dubeau was a gifted teacher and my closest friend. His lasting legacy is
the impact of SMSgt. Dubeau can be felt but never truly measured. More
visible in the way his students live their lives. Our thoughts and prayers
than 34,000 have
are with Mary-Ellen and his
Staff photo by Len Lathrop
been reached by the
family.
Facebook posting of this
On a personal note, it
respected and loved
has been an honor to know
man. Memories will
and work with the SMSgt.
be what most will hold
at many events at the high
close as they continue
school from the Change
in paths that SMSgt. had
of Command Ceremony,
instilled in them.
photographing the large
Principal Steven
group before the cadet ball,
Beals offered the
interviews and conversation
following: In my
following Washington trips
five years at Alvirne,
and before every home
Mike Dubeau was our
Bronco football game
program glue through
that Mike announced
the leadership changes
with always a little extra
of Colonel Kevin Grady,
excitement for the home
Colonel Bill Thomas
team. Many other brief
Alvirne JROTC cadets stand for inspection before entry to the memorial.
and, most recently,
passings involved just
Lieutenant Colonel
shaking hands with the
Chris Cheetham. Our
SMSgt., which in itself was
cadets, faculty and community will miss him. Best wishes to his wife and
a great feeling.
family.
Dubeau, the oldest of five children to Arthur and Gail (Laird) Dubeau,
Deputy Group Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin
grew up in Woonsocket, R.I. He joined the Air Force as an aircraft
Desrochers prepared on behalf of all cadets at Alvirne, the following
maintainer after graduating high school and soon found success as a
statement at the request of this paper.
military training instructor.
All words, no matter their eloquence, seem like understatements
He would go on to become a recruiter, a career in which he remained
when used to express the impact of SMSgt. Michael Dubeau. Known to
for 12 years before retiring as a first sergeant after 25 years of service.
his cadets simply as Sergeant, his values were present in every action
Dubeaus family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, those interested make
he took and every word he said. He made an indelible impression on
a donation to the Alvirne High School JROTC program.
each person he met, even if through one encounter. He had a way of
transforming challenges into opportunities, silence into laughter, and

The Students Handshakes were Better than the Pizza

Cori Serigny, left, and Jake Wettergreen spend time with


Sergeant Michael Nivens.

Alexis Collins eats alongside Ocer Tyler Toney.

by Len Lathrop
Before the holiday break, the
Nottingham West Elementary fifth
grade leadership group hosted a
Police Appreciation lunch, inviting
the Hudson department for pizza on
Thursday, Dec. 19.
The leadership group for this
project were students Elle Norse,
Morgan Gora, Ava Rhinville and
ViJay Raghavan. They were tasked
as the leaders to develop the
idea and take the steps to make it
happen. Since this is New England
the team was somewhat bitten by
the bad weather and the extra work
that caused the police officers to
arrive a little later than expected.
However, as each officer arrived,
they were greeted by students,
coming over and shaking their
hands and thanking them for their
service to the community. As the
event took place during the fifthgrade lunch period, there were
student-drawn posters from many
different grades on the windows
outside the cafetorium.

Staff photos by Len Lathrop

A Life-Saving Resolution

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Members of the leadership team, from left, are Vijay Raghavan, Morgan Gora, Elle Norse and Ava Rhinville.

One of many colorful posters adorning the cafetorium


windows at Nottingham West.

2 - January 6, 2017 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Whats Next
for Bob Haefner?

Enjoying a Trip
on The Polar Express

Courtesy photo

submitted by the Hudson Early Learning Center


Students and families enjoyed their trip on The Polar Express on Dec. 15. Interim Superintendent Dr. Schlichter and
members of the National Honor Society joined ELC staff and PTO volunteers to host a special reading of the holiday classic.
The evening event included cookies and cocoa, and a special visit with Santa!

Bob Haefner, Elsie and Tara Sad

Courtesy photos

submitted by Bob Haefner, Agriculture and Rural Affairs


In case you were wondering if Bob Haefner was going to be sitting at
home feeling sorry that he lost his primary election to the NH House of
Representatives, this will put your mind at ease.
In addition to continuing his involvement in both the NH State Grange,
Hudson Grange and with the Farm Bureau, Haefner has taken a new position
as agricultural policy adviser with the Council of State Governments Eastern
Regional Conference. In this position, he will be writing semi-monthly blogs for
the CSG-ERC website dealing with issues relating to agriculture in the region,
which includes the 11 northeastern states from Maryland to Maine, Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick,
Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Haefner is sharing this job with a fellow representative, Tara Sad from
Walpole, who also served on the House Environment and Agriculture
Committee with him for 10 years. For eight of those years, Sad and Haefner
would switch from chair to ranking member, depending on which party was in
the majority. Despite the fact that Sad is from the other party, they are great
friends and have worked together in a bipartisan manner for their entire term.
So the shared job will allow them to continue working together on agricultural
and rural issues, passing along their accumulated knowledge to legislators in the
eastern region.
The job also brings with it travel to the various statehouses, where the team
will meet with the agriculture committees to learn what policy issues they
are facing help them find the best solutions to the problems. Other travel
involves the annual conference, which this year will be held at Mohegan Sun
in Connecticut. Sad and Haefner will be responsible for the agricultural policy
sessions and site visits. They will also be providing data and policy advice for
state policy makers.
While I loved every minute of my ten years in the House and I often thought
of it as my favorite job, Haefner said, it was not to be a sixth term. I am
excited to start this new - and yet not so new - part of my life. I am just not
ready for a rocking chair.
He added, I want to thank all of the people who voted for me over the years.
I was honored to serve you in Concord.

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Bridges by EPOCH
at Nashua Hosts
January Events
submitted by Lily Duffy
Effective Communication Techniques
Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua will host the free educational
presentation Effective Communication Techniques on Monday,
Jan. 9 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Join us to discuss the communication
challenges people living with dementia face, and to learn tips for
improving the lines of communication between you and your loved
one during this informative presentation led by Alicia Seaver, a
certified memory impairment specialist and director of memory care
at Bridges by EPOCH.
The Challenges of Sundowning
Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua will host the free educational
presentation The Challenges of Sundowning on Monday, Jan. 23
at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundowning is a dementia-related symptom
that refers to increased agitation, confusion and hyperactivity that
begins in the late afternoon and builds throughout the evening.
Learn helpful tips on reducing the incidence of sundowning, as
well as how to best cope with it when it does occur, during this
informative presentation led by Alicia Seaver.
These presentations are free to the public but space is limited.
A delicious, light meal will be served at both sessions. For more
information or to RSVP, call 594-0581. Bridges by EPOCH at
Nashua, a memory care assisted living community, is located at 575
Amherst St.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS Beginning January 25, 2017


Stained Glass 101 - You will learn the copper foil method, using a soldering iron, glass cutter and glass
grinder to create a beautiful masterpiece of your own. 6 weeks 5:30-8:00 pm Tuition $70
(Materials cost of $45 paid to instructor on 1st night)

Ballroom Dancing - Learn the basics of a different dance each night, Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing,
Hustle and Cha Cha! Comfortable shoes (preferably leather souled) No partner required.
5 weeks
6:30-7:30 pm Tuition $50
Sampler Lap Blanket - Learn to knit and piece together a beautiful lap blanket. 5 weeks 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuition $40 All inclusive materials kit for purchase on the first night $25 to instructor.
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To register for classes, please fill out the for m below, cut along dotted line above and r etur n with payment
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Please sign me up for the following classes


Monday Class List
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Stained Glass 101

MAT Yoga

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Welding 1

Sampler Lap Blanket

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Hudson - Litchfield News | January 6, 2017 - 3

Remember Hudson When ...


Hudson Grange and Andres Restaurant c. 1975
by Ruth Parker
Today we have many favorite places in town to enjoy breakfast
or lunch: Cookies, Donnas Place, North Side Grille and Suzies to
name a few. In the 1970s one such favorite was Andres Restaurant
located in the Hudson Grange Building at 76 Central St., and shown
in this photo.
Hudson Grange No. 11 was organized in December 1873 in
the Number 6 Schoolhouse on Derry Road with Kimball Webster
as the first grange master. The grange, a ritualistic family fraternity
originally based on rural and farm life, was one of the leading social
organizations in town during the 1920s. Meetings were quite late,
beginning after chores to permit farmers to attend to the evening
milking and feeding before coming out for a meeting. A typical
evening would include a crisply run business meeting, recognition
of guests, a program, discussions for the good of the order and/or
town, and a lunch. A program might be educational, some relevant
agricultural topic, local events and/or politics, or entertaining. Often
featuring local musical and/or literary talent.
Hudson Grange rented the Odd Fellows Hall (now the American
Legion) for its meetings from 1903 to 1920. This arrangement
proved satisfactory until the winter of 1920 when differences of
opinion resulted between the tenants and landlord; as a result the
grange looked into a change in meeting location. A large number
of members were from the Hudson Center area and advocated
using the town hall (now Wattannick Hall) in Hudson Center. The
body agreed and meetings were moved to Hudson Center; an
increase in membership mostly from the center area resulted almost
immediately.

charter and Wattannick Grange No. 327 was organized. A smaller


Hudson Grange returned to The Bridge and the Odd Fellows
Building until 1935 when the building shown in this weeks photo,
the former Hudson Congregational Church Building, became
available due to a merger between the Congregational and the
Methodist congregations. Hudson Grange purchased the building
from the newly formed Hudson Community Church. Soon after
purchase, the steeple was removed, the carpet was removed, and
the grange held meetings and danced in what had been a church
sanctuary.
In 1963, the grange entered into a lease agreement with Andrew
Kinsville to establish a restaurant and a catering center; the grange
retained ownership and use of the hall as a meeting place. This
arrangement continued and Andres Restaurant and Antoinnes
Catering grew in popularity with many service organizations holding
their regular meetings here. Then, in the early morning hours of May
9, 1977, the building known as Hudson Grange (formerly the White
Church was destroyed by fire. A small group of young intruders
were held responsible for the fire as an act to cover up a robbery.
At the time of the fire the premises were used for regular meetings
by Hudson Rotary, Hudson Lions, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis
Club and United Commercial Travel. Each of these organizations
quickly had to make arrangements to meet elsewhere.
Hudson Grange also made arrangements to meet elsewhere in
town and the building was never replaced. By the mid-1980s the
property was sold. A private residence is now located at 76 Central
St. A few years ago in 2001 members of Hudson Grange and
Wattannick Grange merged back into the charter of Hudson Grange.
Meetings are now held in Wattannick Hall in Hudson Center.

Hudson Grange Hall and Andres Restaurant c. 1975


For the next 18 months meetings were held in the town hall with
mixed success, depending upon your proximity to the meeting place.
Members from The Bridge area did not want to travel to Hudson
Center for meetings and vice-versa. Meanwhile representatives from
the grange were working to settle differences with the proprietors of
the Odd Fellows Hall. Again, the matter again came to a vote and
the body voted to return to the bridge area for their meetings.
At about the same time many members from the Center area
requested withdrawal cards. This group soon obtained its own

A Tradition of Singing for the Sisters


submitted by Presentation of
Mary Academy, Hudson
Every month, the Sisters
at the Presentation of Mary
Academy are surprised
with a birthday celebration
from their preschool and
kindergarten students. For
several years, the young
children have carried on this
tradition. While the resident
Sisters enjoy their lunch, the
youngest scholars join them
and sing Happy Birthday
to all those celebrating that
month. Of course, the month
of December belongs to Jesus.
This December there were two
special visitors from Rome.
Sr. Claudette and Sr. Charrita,
who are members of the
leadership team for the Sister
of the Presentation of Mary,
were in town to join the party.
The Sisters sang along while
the students showed off their
vocal skills.

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The Word Around Town...


Letters to our Editor

In Response to Bruce Atwoods Opinion Piece


This letter is in response to Bruce Atwoods opinion in last weeks newspaper:
You sound a lot like the rest of your liberal friends who received participation trophies when you were young and never learned how to lose. Trump has not entered the
White House and youre condemning him based on a bunch of liberal fallacies that was used in crooked Hillarys attacks. I would suggest that try to help the country come
together not like Obamas divisive comments. Get over it.
Bob Wilkie, Hudson

Wow, 2017, the Fox has made it to another year. After the presents
that were handed out in the last paper, the Fox has treaded lightly
in the streets of Hudson. While there havent been any selectmens
meetings or important school board action in between editions, on
Jan. 9, the new superintendents will be interviewed at the school
board meeting and the
selectmen will be in
session on Tuesday the
10th. It will be interesting
to see what can fall from
the sky. But what shall
be, will be.
The Fox did hear from
Kevin Burns, the Hudson
Road Agent, who sent a
picture of a broken truck
frame, but last Thursdays
snow did start during the
daytime hours. But, no
joking, Kevin, you and
your crews make Hudson roads the best cleaned and sanded streets
in southern New Hampshire. Thank you.
While thinking about winter, look at this picture. It was taken at
Nottingham West Elementary, just a brush and some snow. I know
many mention how beautiful winter is, but the Fox is struggling to see how
trees and plants asleep for the winter covered with snow can be seen as
beautiful. But the consolation is already the days are getting longer, and,
before we know it, the Fox will be complaining about how hot it is.

what

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But, before we think about spring, we need to find citizens to fill the
seats that will be up for election in March on both the school board and
the board of selectmen. The time to sign up to be on the ballot runs from
Jan. 25 through Feb. 3.

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I am basically perfect. Lets be honest, no ones
New Years resolution lasts longer than a month
anyway, so its pretty much a waste of time. With
that being said, there are things that I want to
come out of this year. First and foremost, lets
hope 2017 is way better than 2016. I think
the majority of us can agree it was a rough
year. There was a ton of tragic events, celebrity
deaths, and,
of course,
the most
embarrassing
election this
country has
All About
ever seen.
My
unrealistic
desires for
2017 are
to pay off my student debt, move out of my
parents house and get my book published.
Unfortunately, if any of those three things did
happen in the year 2017 the migrant crisis just
might get solved as well.
My realistic desire for 2017 is for the media or
law enforcement to tell me who killed JonBenet
Ramsey. Its been like 20 years. I dont even
care if no ones convicted. This country has been
waiting 20 years for an answer as to who killed
that poor sweet child. I would also to see some
vast improvements with the migrant crisis. I
dont expect it be solved, but maybe open up a
school or two for the children. The situation is
really pathetic and, with all the great minds in
this world you, would think a few of them could
come up with a way to improve their quality of
life. Im personally not smart enough or get paid
enough to do that, but Im sure someone is.
It would also be really great if we discovered
aliens exist. I know that this may seem
unrealistic to some people, but I feel like certain
groups of people have been promising alien life
for some time now. I mean its unrealistic to
think we are the only planet that has intelligent
life on it. Thats a bit absurd. Of course, if we
were ever introduced to aliens, it would be the
end of humanity as we know it because humans
by the masses are dumb. We would probably
start a war and lose. We cant even get along
with people of different cultures and religions,
never mind those from a different planet.
I wish to see people posting fewer personal
details about their lives on social media. Nobody
cares if you think youre fat or that you and
your significant other broke up for the seventh
time this week. Instead of posting, try knitting.
Instead of contributing to your self-deprecation
you can make something positive, like a sweater.
If people could also be less sensitive this year
that would be great. I hate to break this to you
world but not all people are nice. Someone will
eventually insult and offend you in this world.
Instead of crying about it and taking it to the
news or social media, grow up and act like the
adult I know this population can be. Its like the
majority of the adult population still has a high
school mind set. If that offends any high school
students, good. The world can be a mean place
sometimes; it cant all be rainbows and unicorns.
If someone insults you, ignore it or insult them
back. In the end who cares. Everybody has
insulted or offended somebody else and vice
versa. Get over it.
Anyways, I hope everyone had a fun, safe New
Years. I did. Good luck trying to keep those
resolutions. As always, if you have any questions,
concerns, compliments or complaints, email me
at nicole@areanewsgroup.com.

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gas pumps. Based on the responding officers observations, the Nashua
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Good for the Community


Your Hometown Community Calendar

Saturday, January 7
Art Exhibit and Reception: Martha
Dublin, Paintings, from 2 to 4 p.m. join
Hudson artist Martha Dublin for a reception
celebrating the exhibit of her paintings in the
Community Room of the Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Road, Hudson. Meet the artist and
refreshments will be served. Her paintings will be
on display throughout the month of January.

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Saturdays, January 7 or 14
Once the holiday season comes to an end in
Hudson, residents need to figure out what they
are going to do with their leftover Christmas tree.
Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20 is excited to announce
its annual Christmas Tree Pick Up. For an $8
donation Scouts will pick your tree up at your
home and properly dispose of it. Your donation
will be used to help fund Troop activities such as
camping, merit badges and leadership programs.
To schedule your pick-up contact Lyn Brock at
(508) 560-0790 or Hudsontroop20@gmail.com
with your name, address, phone number and which
day you would like your tree picked up. Have
your tree out front with your donation taped to it
or your front door. Its that simple! Your donations
are a critical part of our ability to provide a quality
Scouting program for local youth. We thank you
for your support.
Saturdays, January 7 or January 14
Litchfield Boy Scout Troop 11 will pick up your
used Christmas tree and return it for recycling for
a $10 donation per tree. The trees will be mulched
and used for the next crop of trees at Noels Tree
Farm. Enjoy letting someone else take care of your
tree while supporting your local Boy Scout troop.
Note: This service by Troop 11 is only available
to Litchfield residents (or those with a connection
to Troop 11). To schedule a pick up for either Jan.

7 or Jan. 14th, call Janice Hood at 429-9821 or


e-mail at troop11nh@gmail.com. Thank you for
your support!
Monday, January 9
The Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild will
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meet at the Hudson Community Center on
Lyons Avenue between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Guests are welcome. Following the meeting
a workshop will be held to make quilts for Davids
House in Hanover. All told, the Guild has
contributed greater than 1,000 quilts for children
being treated at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.

Monday, January 9 & Saturday, January 28


Free Films at Rodgers Memorial Library. The
Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson hosts two
free film series. Monday Movies, on the second
Monday of the month at 2 and 6:30 p.m., catch
films you may have missed in the theaters. On Jan.
9 see the true story of pilot Chelsey Sullenbergers
miraculous landing of his plane in the Hudson
River. Fourth Saturdays is the Free Family Film
Festival, see family friendly films. On Jan. 28 at 1
p.m. See the animated film that shows what pets
are up to when their humans leave. See films on
our big screen, snacks will be served. Call the
library film line at 816-4535 or check our events
calendar rmlnh.org/events for details.
Tuesday, January 10
Create a Vision Board. Its a New Year!
What a great time to make a vision board.
Join Diane MacKinnon, M.D., Master Life
Coach, at a hands-on session to create a
Vision Board to help you manifest your best destiny
in 2017. Spend a couple of hours relaxing your
logical, thinking mind and playing with images
and colors. You will come away with a map to
your best life. All supplies will be provided. If

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you have a few favorite magazines you dont mind


cutting up, bring them along. Otherwise, just bring
yourself! Tonight at 6:30 p.m. (note earlier start
than usual life coaching program time). Rodgers
Memorial Library, 194 Derry Rd., Hudson. Preregistration requested, go to rmlnh.org/events or
call 886-6030.

Second Saturdays, January thru June


Thanks to a generous grant from Digital Credit
Union, the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson
will be hosting the DCU Free Concert Series on the
second Saturday of each month throughout 2017.
Concerts will begin at 2 p.m.
Jan. 14: Stagecoach Womens Choir, songs for
the season, with opening act Pick Four Quartet
from NE Voices in Harmony.
Feb. 11: Poor Howard Stitch & Mike Bullfrog
Rogers, traditional blues
March 11: Shannachie, Irish Tunes
April 8: Simona Minns, Lithuanian musician,
everything from jazz standards to traditional
Lithuanian folk songs played on the Lithuanian
kankles, (this months concert is sponsored by
the Charles Zylonis Trust)
May 13: Ragtime Jack Radcliffe, Old-time Music
Hall of Fame Inductee, Ragtime, Country Blues,
Jazz.
June 10: Ramblin Richard Kruppa: Traditional
American Folk Music
Check the library website, rodgerslibrary.org for
future concert information.

Thursday, January 12
A Guide to Handling Hormones for
Women. Dr. Ernest Caldwell, D.C.,
presents a simplified and well researched
method of balancing your endocrine
systems supply of behavior modifying hormones,
so that you are not at the mercy of your hormonal
system, but rather, in command of it. Rodgers
Memorial Library, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Saturday, January 14
Today, at 1:30 p.m., NH author Paul
Levy will be discussing his new book
Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence
at the January meeting of the Rodgers
Memorial Library Genealogy Club. Levy was a
year old when his Uncle Phil was killed in World
War II, and his family, like many, faced their grief
with silence. Upon retirement, and 70 years after
his uncles death, he set out to discover what might
still be found about Phil. At every step, research
led to unexpected turns, and ultimately revealed
a vivid portrait of Phils life and, astoundingly, of
his death. In the process, the author also gained
insights into war, anti-Semitism, family silences
and heroism, and encountered intriguing and
sometimes famous characters who had touched
Phils life. He will discuss the process he went
through in his research to be able to bring to
life the story of this forgotten family member.
Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation.
The Genealogy Club meets on the second Friday

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Alvirne High School
Alvirnes Future
Farmers of America
chapter hosted a holiday
celebration for more
than 100 FFA students
and their advisers from
across the state. Alvirne
FFA students collected
non-perishable items
for the food pantry and
much needed items
for the Greater Nashua
Humane Society. On
top of that, the vet
science, canine science
and pet care classes
made 30 fleece blankets
this year that will be
donated to the humane
society.

Wednesday, January 18
The Litchfield Senior Citizens Group
will meet at 12 p.m. at the Community
Church on Charles Bancroft Highway. The
speaker will be Michael Cross who will
discuss The Science of Chocolates: The Perfect
Indulgence. A luncheon of homemade soups will
be served. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

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Solution.
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opinion about this issue heard in Washington, D.C. Joining
Citizens Climate Lobby is an efficient, effective way to help
generate the political will for significant action, and to work with
Congress to make it happen.
Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots
organization working to get federal legislation passed for the
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the training workshop, please click on the Join CCL button in the
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Do you wish the U.S. and world was adequately addressing the
growing problems of global warming, climate change, sea level
rise, ocean acidification from the global use of fossil fuels? A
national nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots group called Citizens
Climate Lobby is doing something about it, and we are looking for
more volunteers. New Hampshire has two mature chapters and a
third is being created now. To get this local group running, we are
planning a group start workshop training, and you are invited on
Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hooksett Library, 31
Mount St Marys Way, Hooksett.
Anyone interested in helping enable Congress to address global
warming from fossil fuel use with a market-based, revenue neutral
solution that is supported by climate scientists (e.g. James Hansen,
Michael Mann, Katharine Hayhoe), economists and thought leaders
(e.g. George Shultz).
How to decide if this is for you:
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of each month. Check our website calendar for


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Obituaries

New England International


Auto Show

Everylifetimehasastory

2017 Models Incorporate Automated Vehicle

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Technologies to Drive Smarter and Cleaner
Michael Joseph Dubeau

Obituaries

Michael Joseph Dubeau, 53,


died on Dec. 22, 2016.
Michael is survived by
his loving wife, Mary Ellen
(Schofield); his son, Kevin;
daughter Stephani; son-in-law,
Patrick; and three beautiful
granddaughters. Michael grew
up in Woonsocket, R.I., and is
the oldest of five children to
Arthur and Gail (Liard) Dubeau.
As a child, he was an avid
Boy Scout and later played
football for Woonsocket High
School. After graduating, Michael entered and
served with unwavering distinction as an Airman
in the United States Air Force. Originally joining
as an aircraft maintainer, Michael soon thrived as
a Military Training Instructor, earning honors upon
graduation and leading flights for three years. He
then went on to become a Recruiter, spending the
next 12 years seeking out the best and brightest
young minds and guiding them to successful

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military careers. Ever the perpetual mentor,


Michael completed his military career as a First
Sergeant, providing help, guidance and discipline
to those in need. Revered by so many who served
with him, Michael was the epitome of excellence,
consistently leading by his own example.
A 25-year veteran, Michael retired and
continued to serve as a JROTC instructor
and mentor to the young men and women of
Alvirne High School in Hudson. Michael,
known to his cadets as Sergeant, was a strong
and magnanimous leader. The discipline and
patriotism he developed and emulated over
the years remains his pillar, and will continue
to positively influence all whom were blessed
enough to have known him.
A memorial service was held Dec. 28 at the
Hudson VFW, 15 Bockes Rd, Hudson.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers you
consider making a donation to the Alvirne High
School JROTC Program. Arrangements are in the
care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm
Street, Milford, NH.

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Inc.
The New
England
International
Auto Show will
again transform
the Boston
Convention
and Exhibition
Center into
the regions
largest new car
showroom.
Starting
on Thursday,
Jan 12 and
running through
Monday,
Jan. 16, the
New England
International
Auto Show will rev up gear-heads, carpoolers, and
everyone in between throughout the Martin Luther
King Day weekend.
One ticket equals 600 rides as 36 major brands
exhibit their newest compact cars, convertibles,
SUVs, trucks, vans, electrics and hybrids. The
approximate total value of all vehicles on display
is $25,000,000.
We anticipate large crowds at this years show,
now that The Age of Automated Automobiles is
upon us, said Barbara Pudney, vice president of
Paragon Group, producer of the New England
International Auto Show.
More than ever before, the 2017 models have
incorporated autonomous vehicle technologies
that enhance the driving experience while
simultaneously make driving smarter and cleaner.
Many attend the show to research a future
vehicle purchase, using the opportunity to
compare features, options and stylings or to
learn about the
latest innovations in
safety, comfort and
performance.
Product specialists
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Manufacturers
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Acura, Alfa Romeo,
Aston Martin, Audi,
Bentley, Buick,
Courtesy photos
Cadillac, Chevrolet,
Chrysler, Dodge,
Fiat, Ferrari, Ford,
GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia,
Lamborghini, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati,
Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan,
Porsche, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Toyota,
Volkswagen, Volvo.
Highlights:
Ride & Drive: Find love at first
gear! Chevrolet, Kia and Toyota offer
complimentary test drives all weekend.
Get behind the wheel and go for spin
around the Convention Center! (daylight
hours only)
The Boston Cup Classic Cars: Admire rare,
prestigious vehicles on display from The
Boston Cup, New Englands only concours,
such as classic Gullwings, Porsches, RollsRoyces and more.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Over 100
displayed alternative fuel vehicles across
the show room floor demonstrating their
use of electricity, diesel, fuel cells and
hybrid technologies.
Exotic Car Showcase: Marvel at the
supercars, all under one roof! Ogle

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Everylifetimehasastory

Raymond G. Hamelin, Jr.

5 column

Everylifetimehasastory

Raymond G. Hamelin, Jr., 73,


of Hudson, husband of Brenda
M. (Richardson) Hamelin, passed
away at his home on Dec. 22,
2016, after a period of declining
health.
A resident of Hudson for many
years, Mr. Hamelin was born in
Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 12, 1943,
son of the late Raymond G. and Olga (Bagdonas)
Hamelin. During his youth, Ray resided in Lowell
and Billerica, Mass., and was educated in Lowell
schools. He had been employed for many years
as a mechanic in the automotive business.
Ray was life member of Nashua Lodge 720
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a
communicant of St. John The Evangelist Church in
Hudson. In his leisure time, Ray loved spending
time with his grandchildren, boating and playing
solitaire on his computer. In his younger years, he
enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Members of his family include his wife Brenda,

with whom he would have celebrated their


50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4, 2017; his
daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer J. and Peter
Cebrero of Hudson; his granddaughters, Isabella
and Sofia Cebrero; his sister and brother-in-law,
Eva and Richard Bedard and their children, Elaine
and Stephen of Pelham, his brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Alan and Cheryl Richardson and
their children, Heather, Bethany and Ashley of
Rhode Island.
The family wishes to express their sincere
appreciation to the staff of Home Health &
Hospice Care for the excellent care of Ray.
Calling hours were held at the Farwell Funeral
Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua on Dec. 27. A Mass
of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John
XXIII Parish at St. John The Evangelist Church, 27
Library St. Dec. 28, followed by interment in St.
Patrick Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to
Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park
Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054.

Fredye (Shagner) Sherr


Fredye (Shagner) Sherr, of
Pelham, passed away peacefully
at home on Dec. 18, 2016.
She was born in Toms River,
N.J., on July 1, 1946, a daughter
of the late Fred and Ruth (Zapert)
Shagner.
Mrs. Sherr was the beloved and devoted wife of
Kenneth Sherr, whom he married on Aug. 7, 1969.
They have shared over 47 years of marriage.
Following her graduation from high school,
she earned her bachelors degree from Boston
University. Mrs. Sherr went on to receive her
masters degree from Boston College.
Fredye was an active member of the Episcopal
Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua and
a long-standing member of New Hampshire
Association of School Psychologists serving as an
officer and former President of the association.
Mrs. Sherr worked for numerous school systems
but a majority of her career was spent as a school
psychologist with the Nashua School District and

serving many of the schools within the district.


She is remembered as the best wife, who had a
generous spirit and giving heart.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by
her brother, John Shagner.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is
survived by her daughters and sons-in-law,
Heather Ochieng and Tristam Wallace and
Amanda and Michael Delaney; and her beloved
grandchildren, Eliana and Hadara Ochieng and
Ryanne and Seamus Delaney.
Visiting hours were held at the Davis Funeral
Home, One Lock St., Nashua on Dec. 27, 2016.
A Funeral Service was held at the Episcopal
Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main St.,
Nashua on Dec. 28. The Rev. Dr. Robert Odierna
officiated. Interment prayers and burial will be
private and held at the convenience of her family.
Those planning an expression of sympathy
are asked to consider a memorial donation
to the Church of the Good Shepherd Book of
Remembrance in memory of Fredye Sherr.

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open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
and opens for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Friday and Saturday, they stay open until 9:30 p.m.! Delivery is
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Return customers may be interested in the Loyalty Program,
which allows you to gain points on every dollar you spend. With
enough points, your loyalty card is credited with free money to
spend at Dynamite Sushi! And, to thank them for their tireless
services, police officers and firefighters are offered a 10 percent
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Dynamite Sushi is well-known for its clean, relaxed atmosphere
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Sustainability Matters
submitted by Cheryl Freed
Happy New Year! A new year typically has a resolution or two. I
would like to suggest that we all resolve to conserve water in 2017.
With the arrival of cooler weather, it can be easy to think
that drought conditions in the area are reduced or eliminated,
but according to the United States Drought Monitor (http://
droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?NH) over
1.2 million people in the state are currently being impacted by
drought. As you can see from the chart, one year ago 49.16 percent
of the state suffered from drought conditions, but as of December
27, 2016, that percentage has increased to 91.59 percent. Parts
of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties are in extreme drought
conditions. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate and we will
receive above-average snowfalls for the duration of the winter.

Given that we have no way of knowing how much rain or snow


will fall, water conservation efforts should be continued. A few
suggestions are:

Shower bucket. Instead of letting the water pour down


the drain, stick a bucket under the faucet while you wait for your
shower water to heat up. You can use the water for flushing the
toilet or watering your plants.

Fix your leaks. Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber,


fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings.

Re-use your pasta cooking liquid. Instead of dumping that


water down the drain, try draining your pasta water into a large
pot. Once it cools, you can use it to water your plants.

Dont run the dishwasher or washing machine until theyre


full. Those half-loads add up to gallons and gallons of wasted
water.

Use less electricity. Power


plants use thousands of gallons
of water to cool. Do your part to
conserve power, and youre indirectly
saving water, too!

And if you are starting to think


about spring and planning your garden:

Shrink your lawn. Even better:


lose the lawn completely. Instead,
opt for a landscape that incorporates
water wise ground cover, succulents
and other plants that thrive in drought
conditions.
We all need water to survive, so
every effort you make to conserve
water now will help sustain our
community in the future.
A new year always brings some
changes, but some things do stay the
same, so I wanted to remind everyone
that you will need to pick-up your
2017 passes for access to the West
Road Landfill (see the rules below).
We are fortunate to have this resource
available, and I encourage everyone to
pick up their passes and use them as
needed.
West Road Landfill Rules
Hudson residents wishing to dispose
of items at the West Road Landfill will
abide by the following rules (in effect
since Jan. 1, 2012):

Each residence serviced by


curbside collection will be entitled to

three clean-up day passes per calendar year.

Passes are valid for that calendar year for which they are
issued. All passes will expire on Dec. 31 of every year.

Passes may be obtained at the Highway Department, 2


Constitution Dr., during normal business hours or at the landfill
during clean up days.

Residents will be required to show a valid picture ID to be


issued passes for their address. The address will be prominently
displayed on the pass and is valid for that address only.

A valid picture ID will be required on the clean-up day to


match to the pass.

A pass will be required to dispose of any acceptable items


per visit, not per day.

Items that do not require a pass: leaf and yard waste, metal
that can be recycled and bulk card board. These items can be
dropped off as often as necessary during clean up days.
The Hudson landfill is located off West Road, on Old Landfill
Road.
Directions: Heading north on Route 102, take a left onto West
Road and then left onto Old Landfill Road. Go to the end to enter
the landfill during normal business hours.
Are you recycling? As a reminder, below is a list of items that go
into your recycle bin:
Newspaper/Magazines

Paperback books

Egg cartons

Cup travel trays

Mixed and/or shredded office paper

Junk mail (plastic window okay)

Corrugated cardboard

Boxboard/Paperboard (i.e., cereal boxes, free of plastic and


wax lining)

All plastic containers numbers 1-7 (i.e., beverage


containers, tubs, laundry detergent containers, etc.)

Glass containers used for foods and beverages only (any


color)

Aluminum, tin, and steel cans

Metal lids to jars or bottles

Aluminum foil, disposable pie tins, & aluminum baking


trays
Committee Information
The Recycling Committee meets on the fourth Monday of the
month at 7 p.m. in the Buxton C. D. Meeting Room. The public is
welcome to attend.
Send your questions/concerns to me at: hudsonrecycles@
gmail.com or Town of Hudson, Attn: Cheryl Freed, Sustainability
Committee, 12 School St., Hudson, NH 03051. Join us on Facebook
at Hudson Sustainability.

House Speaker Jasper Announces his Leadership Team


submitted by the Ofce of the NH Speaker of the House
In announcing his leadership team for the upcoming biennium, New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn
Jasper has called upon a number of veteran legislators as well as several lawmakers who will be serving
in a leadership role for the first time.
I am proud to be working with a team of leaders that represent a diverse and talented cross section of
the House. said the speaker. We were successful in driving our agenda last session by working together.
The people of New Hampshire responded by electing Republicans to once again to serve as the majority
party in the House. They have given us another opportunity to lead, and the team that I have put together
will develop an agenda from the ground up through an exchange of ideas from within our caucus. Over

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the next two years we will continue working together to deal with critical issues that are of importance to
the future of our state, added Speaker Jasper.
Former Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), entering his 18th term, will serve once again as deputy
speaker. Veteran legislator Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry), a former Republican leader, committee
chair and veteran of 13 terms, will serve as Speaker Pro Tempore under Jasper. Rep. Dick Hinch
(R-Merrimack), entering his fifth term, returns as the Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus. His
deputy majority leader will be Rep. John Graham (R-Bedford) who is returning for his eighth term.
Serving as assistant majority leaders will be Reps. Larry Gagne (R-Manchester), Mike McCarthy
(R-Nashua), David Danielson (R-Bedford), Michael Vose (R-Epping) and Fred Doucette (R-Salem).
Rep. Kathleen Hoelzel (R- Raymond) will return as the Majority Whip. Rep. Bill Ohm (R-Nashua)
will assist Rep. Hoelzel as her Deputy Whip. Serving as Assistant Majority Whips will be Reps. Claire
Rouillard (R-Goffstown), Debra DeSimone (R-Atkinson), Terry Wolf (R-Bedford) and Carolyn Matthews
(R-Raymond)
The finance committee, instrumental in forming the next biennial budget, will be chaired once again
by Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Weare), who is entering his 16th term as a member of the House. Each of the
three committee divisions will be chaired by members with a strong background in finance. Lynne Ober
(R-Hudson), entering her seventh term in the House, will serve as vice chair for the finance committee
and will also preside as the chair of Division I. Rep. J. Tracy Emerick (R-Hampton) will serve as vice chair
for Division I. The Division II chair will be Rep. Karen Umberger (R-Kearsarge). She will be assisted by
Vice-Chair Ken Weyler (R-Kingston). Heading up Division III of House Finance will be Rep. Frank Byron
(R-Litchfield). Serving as his vice chair will be Rep. Betsy McKinney, who is beginning her 17th term.
The ways and means committee, which considers and reports all bills and resolutions relating to raising
money, will be chaired once again by Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow), entering his 11th term in the
House. Rep. Patrick Abrami (R-Stratham) will return as the committee vice chair.
Chairmen and vice chairmen of the remaining standing committees include the following:

Commerce & Consumer Affairs - John Hunt (R-Rindge) Chair, Barbara Biggie (R-Milford) Vice
Chair

Criminal Justice - David Welch (R-Kingston) Chair, Frank Sapareto (R-Derry) Vice Chair

Education - Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) Chair, Terry Wolf (R-Bedford) Vice Chair

Election Law - Barbara Griffin (R-Goffstown) Chair, Yvonne Dean-Bailey (R-Northwood)

Environment & Agriculture - John T. OConnor (R-Derry) Chair, Stephen Darrow (R-Grafton) Vice
Chair

Executive Departments & Administration - Carol McGuire (R-Epsom) Chair, John Sytek (R-Salem)
Vice Chair

Fish & Game - Jim Webb (R-Derry) Chair, Bob LHeureux (R-Merrimack) Vice Chair

Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs - Frank Kotowski (R-Hooksett) Chair, Don LeBrun
(R-Nashua) Vice-Chair

Judiciary - Joe Hagan (R-Chester) Chair, Claire Rouillard (R-Goffstown) Vice Chair

Labor, Industrial & Rehabilitative Services - Stephen Schmidt (R-Wolfeboro) Chair, Anthony
Pellegrino (R-Merrimack) Vice Chair

Legislative Administration - Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) Chair, Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry)


Vice Chair

Municipal & County Government - Jim Belanger (R-Hollis) Chair, Frank Sterling (R-Jaffrey) Vice
Chair

Public Works & Highways - Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) Chair, Mark McConkey (R-Freedom) Vice
Chair

Resources, Recreation & Development - Chris Christensen (R-Merrimack) Chair, John Mullen
(R-Middleton) Vice Chair

Science, Technology & Energy - Dick Barry (R-Merrimack) Chair, Herb Richardson (R-Lancaster)
Vice Chair

State-Federal Relations & Veterans Affairs - Russ Ober (R-Hudson) Chair, Al Baldasaro
(R-Londonderry) Vice Chair

Transportation - Steve Smith (R-Charlestown) Chair, Tom Walsh (R-Hooksett) Vice Chair

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2 large rooms $795mo. 3 Rm
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Warehouses from $1295mo,
Derry Retail from $850 mo,
Derry Office from $250 mo.
Derry Apartments from $800
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RE Call Steve 603 512-0772.
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FIREWOOD

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A TO Z DANIELS Handd-Man: Specializing in jobs


too small for remodelers or
contractors. Husband to-do
list. Big + small, inside and
outside. Yardwork spring
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ELECTRICAL WIRING,
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SNOW PLOWING.
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TREE SERVICES
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Thursday, December 22: 7:27 a.m. Vehicle off the road,


Albuquerque Avenue. 8:03 a.m. 9-1-1 hang up, Bixby
Road. 12:00 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Albuquerque
Avenue. 12:10 p.m. Vehicle off the road, Albuquerque
Avenue. 12:26 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Albuquerque
Avenue. 1:03 p.m. Parking complaint, Greenwich Road.
1:06 p.m. Vehicle off the road, Greenwich Road. 3:15
p.m. Suspicious person, Chase Brook Circle. 3:55 p.m.
Road hazard, Hillcrest Road. 6:26 p.m. Motor vehicle
accident, Cutler Road. 7:01 p.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Derry Road. 9:49 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Page Road.
Friday, December 23: 12:32 p.m. Welfare check,
Jamesway Drive. 12:44 p.m. Animal involved incident,
Brickyard Drive. 1:44 p.m. Animal involved incident,
Albuquerque Avenue. 1:58 p.m. Complaint, Liberty Way.
6:35 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Charles Bancroft
Highway. 9:26 p.m. Courtesy ride, Charles Bancroft
Highway.
Saturday, December 24: 11:15 a.m. Found property,
Liberty Way. 12:40 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Recycling
Way. 1:23 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Cutler Road.
6:05 p.m. Vehicle off the road, Pinecrest Road. 10:30
p.m. Vehicle off the road, Woodhawk Way. 11:33 p.m.
Suspicious vehicle, Charles Bancroft Highway.
Sunday, December 25: 10:17 a.m. Animal involved
incident, Riverview Circle. 12:00 p.m. Suspicious person,
Lance Avenue. 7:32 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Sparrow
Court.
Monday, December 26: 7:00 a.m. Alarm, Highlander
Court. 9:05 a.m. Alarm, Colonial Drive.
Tuesday, December 27: 6:58 a.m. Motor vehicle accident,
Albuquerque Avenue. 12:09 p.m. Theft, April Drive.
3:07 p.m. Welfare check, Woodburn Drive. 6:14 p.m.
Paperwork service, Liberty Way. 11:05 p.m. Suspicious
activity, Highlander Way.

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Following the close of the hearings, the Budget Committee will
convene at the same location to take action on the proposed
budgets and warrant articles.
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Thumbs down to the people who
block the street leading to the Abbott Farm
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said anyone can re-take a test if they do
poorly. What work ethic are we teaching
our kids? I think I will ask my boss if we
can implement that policy at my work, so
when I screw up at work I can just call a
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these young girls. Practice seven days a
week and a 10 hour practice on a Sunday
in a gym that isnt heated on the weekends
when its single digit temperature outside.
Not to mention calling a practice on a
snow day when the school says no school
activities can be held. Not cool!

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Christmas magic. Regular pre-Christmas programs
had to be canceled due to personnel shortages,
but the kids were offered something fun on a
smaller scale. There was a daily Christmas craft
offered where parents and children could make
bookmarks, snowglobes, ornaments, etc. All the
items were imaginative, easy to do, and very cute.
Everyone seemed to be enjoying the experience,
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New not reporting how great it was for Campbell
High School in Litchfield students to go to Hawaii
for 75th anniversary for Pearl Harbor. You have
given them no attention either before, during or
after. However, I cant help but notice that if its
a sporting event, you guys are all over. Well,
guess what. Its not always all about sports. Those
sporting events will be on the internet for all
eternity but the students who went to Pearl Harbor
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Thumbs up/Thumbs down. So the PFOA


leeched from the air into the ground and then into
our water. Didnt count as air or water pollution.
Clever loophole that needs to be closed. Too bad
we just elected a governor who has promised to
slash regulations and a president who says hell
gut the EPA. Enjoy the lowered property values
and a new government that looks out for polluters
interests first.

to go to Pearl Harbor and they were very


touched by what they did. You just didnt
care and that is unacceptable.
Thumbs down to public water versus
wells. Pennichuck water supplying
Hudson with water drawn from wells in
Litchfield. For the past year we have been
having skin rashes and welts from taking
hot showers. We recently discovered
that a neighbor, at a separate home
and separate address near us, has been
experiencing the same symptoms from
their showers. The doctors are pretty
much baffled. But we know where its
coming from and why its happening. This
needs to change.

Thumbs up to the Hudson Road Crew for great


work during the snow storms.
Thumbs down to the Swingers Club on Rebel
Road.
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New Academy of Finance
Members Inducted

Campbell Wrestling Splits the Night

submitted by Coach Gannon


On Wednesday night, Dec.
21, the Campbell wrestling team
hosted both White Mountain and
John Stark. The Cougars split the
night, falling to White Mountain
in a very close match by a score
of 30-48. On the other end, they
defeated the Generals of Stark
by a score of 42-24. First-year
wrestlers Nick Anderson and Jake
Oberto wrestled strong, along
with captains Ben LaBatt and DJ
Simoneau.

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Staff photos by Len Lathrop

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decision in the 138 lb. class.

At left, D.J. Simoneau wins by a pin


over his competitor from John Stark.

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activation, Rolling Green. 7:39 a.m. Fire call/
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12:37 p.m. Medical aid, Oliver Drive. 2 p.m.
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Monday, December 19: 1:02 a.m. Medical aid,
Hurley Street. 3:06 a.m. Medical aid, Adelaide
Street. 6 a.m. Fire call, box alarm activation,
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Street. 10:34 a.m. Fire call, box alarm activation,
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detail, Wason Road. 3:05 p.m. Medical aid,
Derry Road. 3:09 p.m. Medical aid, Robinson
Road. 5:37 p.m. Medical aid, Derry Street. 7:34
p.m. Medical aid, Blackstone Street.
Tuesday, December 20: 9:04 a.m. Medical aid,
mutual aid ambulance to Londonderry. 11:49
a.m. Medical aid, Rena Avenue. 1:04 p.m.
Medical aid, Hurley Street. 2:22 p.m. Assist
citizen, faulty smoke detector activation, Chatham
Street. 2:57 p.m. Service call, alarm box detail,
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medical aid, motor vehicle accident. Boyd Road.
Thursday, December 22: 6:34 a.m. Medical aid,
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3:08 p.m. Medical aid, Cross Street. 7:26 p.m.
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shrubs, bulbs and perennial plants. Once her
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Bronco Hockey Gets Busy Fast in January

by Len Lathrop
Will stepping
down to NHIAA
Division 2 put a W
on the board for the
Alvirne skaters? Last
season Alvirne was a
combined team with
players from Pelham
High School. This
reduction in players
allows the Broncos to
now skate with smaller
schools in Division 2.
The HLN was on
hand as the Broncos
faced Nashua South in
the first round of the
Christmas tournament
at the Conway Arena.
Interesting to see
the Pelham students
#3 Damien Barahona skates to slow down a Nashua South charge toward the Alvirne net as goalie Jackson Dowd,
skating for South, who
with Justin Hudgins and Bobby Pace, forms a defense.
were with Alvirne last
year as Avalanchers
to Winnacunnet for an early afternoon game, the final, and came
last year. Alvirne skated hard and stayed in the game through
home with a win 6-5. Reports mentioned that it was a tough
two periods and held the lead in the second, but three goals
game; Winnacunnet is a very physical team and they kept Alvirne
by South in the last period led to the 9-6 final score. Alvirne
running all afternoon.
prevailed over Bedford 10-9 in a second game. Due to the
Standing at 1-2, with losses to Kingswood and Lebanonwinter storm on Thursday there were no consolation games this
Stevens, as we go to press, the team is skating at St. Thomas
year.
Aquinas. Then on Saturday, Bow High School will defend its 3-1
In NHIAA play, the L outnumbered the W, but only by one
record in the new season at Skate 3 at 8:10 p.m. On the ninth,
loss, as the puck chaser came off the break with a lot of games in
Winnacunnet and Alvirne will see their second meeting of the
the next month. On holiday Monday, Jan. 2, the Broncos went
year at Skate 3 at 5:55 p.m.

Staff photos by Len Lathrop

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Bronco Captain Justin Hudgins bring the puck into Nashua Souths end of the ice during
the first game of the Christmas tournament at Conway Arena.

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