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Hudson~Litchfield
Volume 28 Number 50 June 23, 2017 16 Pages

can Learn
n to Surf”
by Laurie Jasper the warrant article for the new track.
The Class of 2017 entered SNHU Arena in Manchester on In his principal’s message, Steven Beals said
Thursday, June 15 to cheers, smiles and waves from family and he sees himself as a teacher and a role model,
friends. Alvirne Concert and more importantly
Band played “Pomp and someone who has
Circumstance” as 319 shown mutual respect
young men and women, and genuine care for
robed in the maroon the students. “I hope
and gold school colors, that I have modeled
joined together one last cooperation, kindness
time as classmates at the and humility,” Beals
7 p.m. ceremony. said. Beals then
Dean of Academics proceeded to address
Susan Bureau introduced the class in their
the members of “language” with a
the Hudson School list of sage advice.
Board and Alvirne In a booming voice,
administrators who were Beals said, “1. Keep
seated on the stage. dumb stuff out of
Salutatorian Michael your bodies!” 2. You
Earl was the first speaker are not invincible to
of the evening. Earl risk-taking behaviors.
shared that he will be Drive with caution, We are ready: Jamie DeAngelo, Amanda Wetmore, Jessica DiCicco, Danny McCrystal, Rachel Perron,
attending the University seat belted and hands Sara Siteman and Dagny Wilkins.
of Oklahoma to study free!” As an aside
engineering, saying it to number 2, Beals jokingly warned
is over 1,700 miles and the students there will not always be
30 hours by car from a handsome guy in a green vest every
Hudson. morning in the parking lot to help them
“We are certain of The Bellomo twins Noah and Kathryn leave the dais together, but come (referring to himself). “3. Put down your
one thing – uncertainty,” September they head to different colleges --Noah to UMass Lowell to study damn cell phones and talk to each other!
said Earl. “Through hoping engineering and Katie to Robert Wesleyan to study chemistry. 4. Reduce your social media presence.
we make things happen. If you wouldn’t say it to Grandma, don’t
Be confident in the path post it! 5. Finally, don’t stop believing.
you choose even though you may not know where it leads ... Optimism is better than pessimism. Eeyore was a lonely donkey,”
Embrace the uncertainties and believe in yourself. God bless,” Earl Beals said to thunderous applause. “Next week I will miss you.
This week I can’t
wait to get rid of
you. Be well. Be
kind. Care about
people,” finished
Beals.
Hudson
School Board
Chairman Lee
Lavoie and Interim
Superintendent Dr.
Phyllis Schlichter
distributed the
diplomas at center
stage, from Aldana
to Zodda, as each
graduate’s name
was read. All
graduates received
a Bronco Nation
bracelet and
window decal Grace Carter, valedictorian, quoted Einstein, “The true sign of intelligence is
from Principal not knowledge but imagination.”
Beals before
exiting the stage.
Motar boards carry the names of the colleges they will be attending or inspirational messages. After the

concluded.
Next, District Director of School Counseling William Hughen
presented the Chester Steckevicz Award to Noah Bellomo. This
annual award was established in 1973 in memory of former Alvirne
Principal Steckevicz, principal from 1957 until 1972. He died
suddenly on June 10, 1972, at age 49, shortly before graduation.
Recipients must be dependable, ethical, strong of character,
ambitious and have a strong desire to help the Alvirne community.
Bellomo, a scholar, school and community volunteer and track
star who holds several indoor and outdoor records, will attend the
University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the fall.
Valedictorian Grace Carter began her speech by thanking her
family, “… probably the only people in here more nervous than
I am,” she said. Carter, who plans to major in marine biology,
likened her classmates’ futures to the ocean. “We can learn when
to float with the current, to go against the current and when to surf,”
Carter said. Quoting Albert Einstein, Carter said, “The true sign of
intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” She concluded by
stating you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. “Let us
choose to surf.”
Under the direction of choral teacher Michael Gallagan, the
B-Naturals performed Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.” The
B-Naturals was comprised of a mix of graduating seniors and
underclassmen, and the Class of 2017 joined in clapping along.
Class of 2017 President Shane Coughlin, who will be attending St.
Michael’s College in the fall, said June 15, 2017, is a crucial date.
Coughlin, who was also the student representative to the school Sara Siteman gets her diploma from School Board Chairman Lavoie.
board for the past two years, reflected on his class’s Bronco events
and accomplishments such as winning Video Night not once but
twice, a recent unforgettable prom experience and the passage of Class President Shane Coughlin speaks passionately of the journey.

Staff photos by Len Lathrop
presentation of diplomas, Beals called four
students to the stage to be recognized for perfect
attendance for all four years at Alvirne: David
Bitler, Samantha Brownrigg, Shawn Lavoie
and Shane Coughlin. Beals next asked parents
and relatives of all the graduates to stand and
be recognized, followed by faculty and staff.
Retiring District Music Director Gerry Bastien
received a standing ovation as he and the band
were also lauded.
Suddenly, beach balls were airborne among
the graduates as two songs – “Congratulations”
by Post Malone, and “Don’t Stop Believin’” by
Journey had the group up and dancing at their
seats.
“Seniors, seniors don’t be shy, let me hear your
battle cry,” shouted Coughlin before instructing
the Class of 2017 to move their mortarboard
tassels to the left. With that, the Class of 2017
followed the class marshals out of the arena and
onto the next chapters of their lives.
Look at the right corner, “UNH ’21.” It must mean Dagny Wilkins worked
Brandon Lacy, Justin Ferreira, Chris Murphy, Dan Malizia, Jake Bouchard and Eddy Sweeney. a little harder then her motar board states.
2 - June 23, 2017 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Elliot and SNHH Explore Possibility
of Regional Healthcare System
Elliot Health System (“Elliot”) and Southern New Hampshire enhancing the value of healthcare for our citizens in the years to
Health System (“SNHH”) announced that they have signed a letter come.”
of intent to explore combining to form a regional healthcare system. Elliot and SNHH have created a website to provide public

Accolades
The letter of intent contemplates the formation of a new non-profit information, documents, plans and details on the proposed
organization that would implement an integrated governance combination, including the Letter of Intent announced today. The
system, and also that Elliot and SNHH would each retain their website - www.nhregionalhealthcare.org - will continue to be
respective names, identities and local governance structures as updated as discussions proceed and will include schedules and
independently licensed organizations. information on meetings and open forums for the public to share
Curry College is proud to announce that Allison Murray of Hudson
The Letter of Intent requires the parties to work together on an comments and questions.
received the Education - Apple Award at the 48th Annual Awards
exclusive basis to complete due diligence and negotiate a final, While both organizations will now focus on continuing their
Recognition Ceremony. This special event honors Curry College
binding combination agreement. Any final agreement would be review of all aspects of the proposed combination and developing
students who have achieved excellence in academics, student life, the
subject to approval by both the Elliot and SNHH Boards of Trustees a definitive agreement, both Dean and Rose point to the public
arts and athletics, as well as recognizes Curry staff and faculty for their
and by various government agencies, including the New Hampshire aspects of this process as essential. “Today, we are starting an
efforts.
Department of Justice. important conversation with our 6,000 employees and providers,
Michael Gagnon of Hudson, a freshman majoring in biology,
In a joint statement, both Elliot President and CEO Doug Dean our communities, our civic and legislative leaders and the general
was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Clarkson
and SNHH President and CEO Mike Rose stated that this represents public,” said Rose.
University.
“an important first step to strengthen both SNHH and Elliot, so that “I’m proud of our boards and the efforts of the leadership teams
Ciara Speller of Litchfield graduated with a Master of Arts degree in
we may work together to serve our communities together for years on both sides,” said Dean. “This combination would allow us to
Journalism at Emerson College’s 137th commencement ceremony held
to come.” grow in the clinical setting while availing ourselves of efficiencies
on May 14.
“By signing this Letter of Intent, we affirm our shared commitment that would not be possible if we remained independent. The
Sabrina Noury of Litchfield excelled during the spring semester to
to strengthening and expanding our charitable missions to provide beneficiaries of our efforts will be the people who come to us
earn a spot on the Dean’s List.
the very best healthcare possible to the communities we serve, for care and I could not be more excited to announce a strategy
Andrew C. Cormier of Hudson was named to the Dean’s Honor
where and how it is needed most. This approach anticipates a for New Hampshire that is based on mutuality, respect, vision
Roll at Fort Hays State University for the spring semester. Cormier is
solution to address the increasingly complex health care challenges and courage to do what we know creates real solutions for the
majoring in sociology.
faced by hospitals in New Hampshire and around the country. In a healthcare challenges facing all of us.”
Southern Vermont College has announced that Kiley Bourque of
rapidly changing healthcare service environment, our commitment Concluded Rose, “Over the coming weeks, we look forward to
Litchfield has been named to the academic Commendation List for the
expressed in this Letter of Intent is to develop a highly-coordinated, reaching out to our communities, including state and local officials,
spring semester.
community-based regional health care network that would enhance to seek input regarding our vision for strengthening the health and
Benjamin Billings of Litchfield has achieved Dean’s List status at the
access to affordable care while ensuring quality of care delivered well-being of our communities to assure affordability and easy
University of Connecticut.
throughout southern New Hampshire.” access to comprehensive and high quality health care that has
Hudson residents Juliana Rose Antonucci and Dylan Elisha Clark
The Elliot and SNHH Boards of Trustees were each actively defined each of our organizations for more than 125 years.”
have graduated from the University of Connecticut. Antonucci
engaged in discussions that led to their approval of the Letter of Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving the
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences and
Intent. healthcare needs of the community since 1890. The largest provider
Clark received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
“Our boards unanimously supported and authorized the Letter of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire,
Hudson residents Hanna Bate, Alison Griego and Jeanetta Griffin
of Intent because we recognize that this proposed combination Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility and the first community
and Litchfield residents Brianna Hardy, Daniel Wallace and Thomas
could strengthen both organizations at a time when economic hospital in the state, serves as the cornerstone of the health system.
Wallace have been named to the Dean’s List at Roger Williams
pressures are challenging patients and their providers,” says Tim Elliot is home to Manchester’s designated Regional Trauma
University for the spring semester.
Sullivan, Chairman of the SNHH Board of Trustees. “In southern Center, Elliot Breast Health Center, Elliot Urgent Care, a Level 3
Send your Accolades to news@areanewsgroup.com with a photo New Hampshire, we are facing the fact that we simultaneously Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Elliot Behavioral Health Services,
have a rapidly growing population of baby-boomers who require Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Elliot Senior Health Center, Visiting
easy and affordable access to quality care and a concern that Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire,
one organization alone may not be able to provide all that is 1-Day Surgery Center, Elliot Memory & Mobility Center, Elliot Retail

Four Seasons Roofing necessary in the future. Our compatible missions and shared values
allow us to work together to meet these and other critical needs,
Pharmacy, Elliot Medical Centers in Londonderry and Hooksett,
and The Elliot at River’s Edge. Elliot has primary care providers and
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“By aligning our technology and care delivery systems to collect serving the healthcare needs of the community since 1892 and
A Leader in Ventilation and compile data that gives us insight into the needs of our patients is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and
(Prevents Ice back-Up & Mildew) and communities, we would be able to collaborate on models of Foundation Medical Partners. SNHH is Massachusetts General
coordinated care delivery and an expanded scope of services for Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188-bed
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“Although we serve separate communities, we are close enough
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Hood, chairman of the Elliot Health in 32 communities across southern New Hampshire and northern
System Board of Directors. “The Massachusetts. SNHH also offers urgent, walk-in care through 7
Elliot board is very enthusiastic about Immediate Care locations.
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Remember Hudson When ...
34-36 Old Derry Road
by Ruth Parker in October 1773. His widow accident. Ella and the family continued to live here until 1935 when
This farm at 34-36 Hannah and son William the farm was sold to neighbor Grant Jasper who retrofitted existing
Old Derry Road has continued to live there. William and built new structures for his expanding poultry business. By
been known by many (born 1754) occupied this 1940, Mrs. Ella Greeley and daughter Ella, sons George and Philip,
names. To many it is place for many years - certainly were living on Ferry Street.
Jasper Farms Annex until sometime after 1804. It Our earliest photo shows the barn at Annex No. 2 after expansion
No. 2; to others the was later owned by Stephen from three stories to four stories with the windmill over the well.
George N. Dooley D. Greeley (born 1811, a son This windmill was built by George N. Dooley and removed in 1958
Farm; and still of Moses Greeley) and then by the Jasper family. Our second photo shows the farmhouse c.
others the Stephen by George N. Greeley (born 1912. The first is courtesy of the Jasper family and the second from
D. Greeley place 1871). These two men, although the Town of Hudson records.
or even the Henry a generation
Hills Farm. This is apart, had similar
another of the farms backgrounds. Both
which originated from were farmers and
Nathaniel Hills’ 900 both were active
undeveloped acres. in town and state
It was first conveyed affairs. Each served
by Nathaniel to his as selectman
oldest son Enoch and in the state
(born March 1741 legislature. In 1881
in Newbury). It is Greeley served
not clear if Enoch on a committee
ever lived on the to examine the
farm or in this town wooden Taylor
once he reached Falls bridge and
his majority (age recommend repair
21). If he did it was or rebuilt. The
34 Old Derry Road with windmill
before 1746 when actions of this
the property was a committee resulted
part of Litchfield, Mass. Before 1762 it was occupied by members in replacing the wooden covered bridge with the
of the John Marsh family and Deacon Roger Chase. By 1762 it was iron bridge. Likewise, in 1909, Dooley served on a
occupied by Henry Hills, Jr. who remained on this farm until he committee that coordinated the replacement of the iron
passed in October 1773. His father, Henry Hills, Sr. was the middle bridge with the cement bridge.
of the three brothers (sons of Samuel and grandsons of Joseph, the George N. and Ella (Hadley) Dooley raised a family of
immigrant ancestor) who built and settled at the garrison. Henry four sons (Arthur, Walter, George H. and Phillip) and a 36 Old Derry Road, 2012
Sr. was the last member of the Hills family to own the garrison. He daughter Ella. Growing up they attended the nearby No.
sold it to Roger Chase. As it was common practice to dismantle a 9 School House then to Nashua for high school. From
building and use the materials to build another, there is speculation personal memoirs, we know that George H. rode his
that the dwelling at 36 Old Derry Road may contain pieces of the bicycle the four miles to attend high school in Nashua,
timbers used in the garrison. graduating in 1936. George N. passed in 1928 at the age
At any rate, Henry Hills, Jr. remained on this farm until he passed of 57, the result of complications resulting from a farm

Flying High on Flag Day at State House
submitted by Joan Franklin
Pictured at the Concord
State House for the Flag Day
ceremony in front of the
John Stark statue are New
Hampshire residents Sophia,
Nicholas and Luke Morrow,
Children of the American
Revolution members, and
Litchfield’s Eagle Scout Killian
Franklin and Rep. Timothy
Courtesy photo

Horrigan. The Flag Day
event was sponsored by the
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submitted by Hudson Lions Club Lions Club website: www.nhlions.org/ in demeanor and a man of few words, Send us your comments
The Hudson Lions Club is awarding hudson; Scholarship Chairman is Roger he went about volunteering behind the and let us know how we
the 10th annual Ron Boisvert $1,000 LaTulippe, 136 Lowell Road, Hudson; scenes. Ron received an International
scholarship to a Hudson resident who is e-mail: dgroger@comcast.net. The President’s appreciation award for his are doing!
currently continuing their education in deadline is Aug. 1. volunteerism.
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The Word Around Town...
Letters to our Editor
Open Letter to Gov. Sununu on Climate Change You know better.
What are you waiting for?
You pursued a science degree then devoted your life to being New Hampshire’s Please get us on board with the Climate Alliance!
governor.
NASA and 97 percent of all scientists writing on the subject agree that climate Richard Husband, Litchfield Contemplating
the End
change is real and substantially caused by human activities, and science tells us
that we will lock posterity into increasingly Apocalyptic conditions if we do not A Shout out to 7-Eleven
aggressively address it.
from an Aspiring Eagle Scout
A decade ago, more than two-thirds of New Hampshire’s cities and towns voted
to address it. I would like to thank the owner of the 7-Eleven on Central Street for hosting
of the World
Recent polls show that roughly 60 percent of Americans oppose withdrawing a carwash on the weekend of June 10-11. The time, space and water helped me This whole uproar about the Trump play
from the Paris climate agreement and nearly two-thirds of Americans support reach my goal. The funds raised will go towards the construction of three box that shows him getting assassinated I find
more state action on climate change in the absence of federal action. Obviously, bridges on the Deacon-Merrill Trail at Musquash Pond. As an aspiring Eagle interesting. On one hand people are saying
these Americans include New Hampshire citizens. Scout, I will be leading a group of scouts and adults in enhancing this trail, that it’s just a play and they have their right to
Studies show that climate change will cost our towns, state and businesses making it more accessible and safer for the general public by building bridges to freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
billions, wipeout farms, and may leave over 7,000 New Hampshire homes under cover three stream crossings. In addition, I would also like to thank my fellow They do. I just can’t help but feel those same
water by 2100, if we do not slow it down. scouts who assisted in washing cars, Mr. and Mrs. Brock for donating time people who created the play and those who
From erosion of our beaches, shorelines and roads, to the loss of snow and and food to the volunteers, Mr. Undercofler for his wisdom, and everyone who attended the performance would be enraged
quality of foliage, to droughts and the explosion in the tick population, climate supported this project through a donation or having their car cleaned. hank you if there were a play that had Obama getting
change is making it ever more difficult to make a living in New Hampshire - or again. assassinated in the same fashion.
just live. I feel bad for his poor son Baron. I mean
Your whole life, by your own design, has led you to lead at this moment. Owen Sullivan, Hudson he’s probably not going to watch the play of
Do not be Noah blocking the Ark, insisting “It’ll soon pass” as the waters rise. his dad getting assassinated. But he probably

what Pay attention, Hudson. Much is going on in our small town. Both leadership boards are not doing the
best they can. The Fox may be silent this week, but many things are bubbling just under the surface of

does
the pond. People have been calling with questions, things that aren’t being answered. When the answers
finally rise to the top, many won’t be happy. All About
Is apathy of both leaders and voters the root cause? Maybe we need a different form of government? In
talking with Speaker Jasper on Saturday, he doesn’t believe it will help. He was part of the counsel form ME
he Fox Say?
of government that Hudson was under. He did not have an answer. The conversation switched to our
t state delegation. Shawn mentioned the budget favors Hudson, and one of the elected representatives is
not going to support the budget. The Fox doesn’t know enough about Concord, but back in Hudson, are did see that Kathy Griffin photo of Trump’s
our town leaders too tired to be positive? Or should the word be ‘angry?’ Has it been too long without decapitated head. I mean, sure, hate the guy if
something positive happening or without some skeleton falling from the sky? you want, but he is still a father of a young boy.
Or is it that town government just isn’t clear? We have no long-term planning. How many different permeations of Don’t get me wrong, people were outraged
the Benson bathroom concerns do we need to see swirling around the drain? when those two things happened. I just can’t
Now consider that we will spend $39.6 thousand to put cameras in all the buses that transport our school children. help but wonder what the emotions would
The school board approved this Monday night if there are monies not spent at the end of the year (next week). have been if this had happened to Obama. I
Appears there will be $149,000 left over; that is after $400,000 is returned to lower the tax rate next year. That means also wonder about this level of hatred we now
that there is a surplus of over a half of a million not spent. Does that represent an overbudgeted amount? What take see for our president. Due to social media
the money in the first place with the intention of simply giving it back? “Just in case” is not the right answer. everyone has a voice and can basically amplify
Now a note to readers who haven’t heard this before, the town can save any money not spent at the end of the any situation. Is this how America is going to
fiscal year. As the school district balance sheet must be at zero, any excess is returned to the voters. behave for every new president. I’m not saying
In closing, consider the videotaping quality on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and then Tuesday of the next week at 7 p.m. if it’s good or bad or right or wrong. I am
First question, if you’re at home watching channel 21 and then 22, why is the video quality so different? Also, why simply wondering if this is going to be how it is
can’t a space be set up so that when the school board is recognizing special people, the public is able to see more during every presidency.
than just the backs of their heads? On to a different subject because all anyone
Now that the Fox has wasted the last 70-ish words with problems that any business worth its weight in salt would talks about is Trump: how to deal with stress
have fixed years ago, the space between the Fox’s pointy ears is hurting. from work. I thought I knew what stress was
until I got a real adult full-time job. I haven’t
learned how to not take the job home with me.
I wake up in the middle of the night freaking

Governor’s Statement
out if I forgot to do something or realizing that
I did something incorrectly.
I feel like I’m not the only one that this
on SB 234 happens too. So I have come up with ways to
help me not stress out at work at least while
submitted by the Office of NH Governor Chris Sununu I’m not there. As soon as I get in my car I blare
Friday, June 16, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after the music really loud and sing to it as loud as
signing SB 234, relative to needle exchanges, into law: possible so I can’t think.
“The drug crisis is the most serious public health and safety issue facing I usually go home and have a few drinks.
New Hampshire and it remains critical that we continue supporting For those of you who would like a healthier
investments and resources in law enforcement, but also in prevention, approach, try drinking liquor straight. Soda
treatment and recovery programs, which is why I am proud to sign SB 234 doesn’t contribute to the inebriation process
into law today, establishing a statewide needle exchange program. There is no and holds a lot of unnecessary calories.
doubt that this bill will save lives.” Courtesy photo
I watch a lot of reality TV. I always thought
those shows were dumb until I got a full-time
job. I then realize that I love watching these
people try to solve these very simple problems
in a very dramatic fashion.
SAU Conducts Exit Interview Surveys Stress eating is only occasional for me.
My go-to is anything with bread and cheese.

with Employees Leaving the District Again, if you want a healthier approach,
you can always binge eat carrot sticks. I do
exercise. I don’t find it helps. I always just end
At Monday night’s school board meeting, Karen Burnell, business administrator for the Hudson School District, presented results of an exit interview
up thinking about work while I’m running or
survey conducted by human resources with employees who are leaving the district at the end of this school year.
flailing around in Zumba.
Of the departing employees, 58 percent reported they were leaving due to relocation and low wages.
What helps me de-stress the most is thinking
Employees were asked to indicate why they were leaving and what conditions or reasons prompted them to leave. During the exit interviews, the
about things that could be even more stressful.
employees provided feedback about the Hudson School District:
The occurrence of some sort of apocalyptic
• Wages: excellent or good - 33 percent, fair to poor - 66 percent
event makes me realize that going to work isn’t
• Benefits: excellent, 42 percent; good - 58 percent
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• Opportunity for advancement: good - 50 percent
the world.
• Communication: good - 42 percent; fair - 33 percent
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• Working conditions: excellent or good - 58 percent
• Morale: excellent – 25 percent; good - 50 percent; and fair - 25 percent
• Job security: excellent - 42 percent; good to fair - 58 percent
According to the report by Burnell, all of the departing staff stated their passion for students and the colleagues were what they liked the best about
their jobs. While most of the employees interviewed couldn’t speak highly enough
about their colleagues and department heads, they did express there was room for Requested Correction
improvement concerning support and communication from the school administration.
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Good for the Community
Your Hometown Community Calendar
Ongoing Lego Batman Movie at 10 a.m., so you can enjoy Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will host Prevention Coordinator and others at St. Kathryn
Come play pickleball - the fastest-growing sport these treats while watching this hit family film. a morning of strawberry picking at McQuesten Parish Hall, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson. Learn the
in America. Recreational, Open and Competitive People of all ages are invited to bake a batch of Farm today. This free engagement opportunity is danger signs and how to protect your children from
play 7 days a week at Talent Hall mornings, some a dozen cupcakes for the Extravaganza and enter part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alz Meet Up drug abuse and misuse.
evenings and weekends. Play a sport that will them in our Cupcake Challenge baking contest. program. It is intended for individuals with mild
keep you active and healthy. Enjoyed by players There will be prizes for kids, teens and adults memory loss and their care partners. The event Monday, July 31 thru Friday, August 4
from 8 to 80. Seniors love it. Beginners welcome.
Instruction available. Program fee. Contact bob.
who bake our favorite cupcakes. You may also
bake cupcakes for us without entering the contest.
will begin at 10:30 a.m. at McQuesten Farm, 334
Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield. It is free of 3 1st Save the Dates! Looking for kids, ages
5 to 12, who want to have some fun!
hanek@verizon.net or visit litchfieldpickleball.org. Everyone baking cupcakes will receive a cupcake charge, but reservations are required. To reserve Where: Open Doors Christian Fellowship
box sculpture made on our new 3D printer. your spot today call 800-272-3900. Church, 359 Charles Bancroft Hwy,
First Baptist Church of Hudson Food Pantry for
Cupcakes should be dropped off on Friday, June Litchfield. When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities:
Hudson residents. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, Crochet Slam. Kids age 10 and up and adults,
23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a printed recipe Games, Bible stories, crafts and fun! Check out our
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. learn to crochet, brush up on your crocheting skills,
with your cupcakes and put your name, age (or website to see pictures and to sign up! www.odcf-
or just hang out and crochet. Monday nights at
Ongoing, Thursdays adult) and phone number on the back of the recipe. nh.com. See you then!
6:30 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library.
Geopolitics in Today’s World. The Rodgers Let us know if you plan to bake for us. Register at
Memorial Library is offering a weekly program
on Geopolitics in Today’s World. The purpose
rmlnh.org/cupcakes or call or stop by the library to
sign up, 886-6030.
Saturdays, July 1 thru August 26
The Aaron Cutler Memorial Library will be
Happenings Across
of this program is to bring awareness of how
Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food,
closed. the River
geography and economics have an influence on
politics and on the relations between nations.
games, vendors, live music and performances. Monday, July 3 thru Tuesday, July 4 and Through the Woods
Litchfield Community Church, 259 Charles
The sources of the information are obtained from
Bancroft Hwy. 3rd Litchfield Town Offices will be closed
in observance of the Independence Day Wednesday, June 28
world-wide think-tanks, and established world-
wide geopolitical websites. The presentations are New Life Christian Church of Hudson, 272
Holiday. Offices will reopen Wednesday, 28th Londonderry Concerts on the Common
July 5, for normal business hours. features the Bruce Marshall Group from
scheduled on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 Lowell Rd., will sponsor a free Community
7 to 8:30 p.m. We are very excited to
p.m. Presenter John Penasack has been facilitating Cookout today at 5 p.m. The menu will include Tuesday, July 4 welcome back Bruce Marshall. Every year
the popular “Geopolitics and Conflicts” program hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, veggie Hudson Town Hall, Rodgers Memorial
for the Rivier Institute for Senior Education and will tray, chips and ice cream sundaes. For more 4th Library and the Aaron Cutler Memorial
they perform they are, by all accounts, fantastic.
Last summer they once again treated us to a
now be bringing this related program to the library. information, call the church at 598-9000 or visit Library all closed in observance of the soaring ride as they ripped through a catalog of
Anyone interested in this topic is encouraged to the website at newlifechristianchurch.org. Independence Day Holiday. original material and covers that truly set the band
attend any session.
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Strawberry Festival
Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 24
Litchfield Community Church,
259 Charles Bancroft Hwy.
Events@Strawberry Festival

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10:00 a.m. Strawberry Festival opens
All Day Kids’ Games!
10:30 a.m. Sprinkler for kids (ongoing throughout the day)
11:00 a.m. Pin the Strawberry on the Ice Cream Sunday
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Rich Araldi with vibraphone

Safety Comes First 11:30 a.m. Jack Curtin reads aloud his children’s book
12:00 p.m. Tour of church with Pastor
12:30 p.m. Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest
This past week was hard on the soul ... As some of you 12:45 p.m. Jack Curtin, author, reads one of his children’s books
know the ocean claimed the life of a 44-year-old man 1:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest
fishing with one of his friends in a boat off of Salisbury. 1:30 p.m. Joseph Allen, author, reads his story, “Haunted House”
The wave conditions were treacherous that day and 2:00 p.m. Karate demonstration
most boats were in safe harbors tied to a dock. From 2:30 p.m. Ask Alice, age 98. Alice Dickinson grew up in Litchfield. Come ask her
my family to the family of the lost man you are in our questions at the Historical Society.
thoughts and prayers. 3:00 p.m. Strawberry festival closes
This reminds me, safety is far more important than
the trophy catch or filling freezers with fresh fish. Life
jackets, planning out your trip, checking weather
conditions, checking mechanical/electrical components

Harbor Homes Residents
of your vessel, and having the proper experience are the
number one priorities before leaving the dock.
The fishing report for the week out of the Merrimack
River: We saw some great fishing with stripers exceeding
32 inches! The river is loaded with bait coming in and
Treated to Breakfast by Parish
out on tide changes. The mackerel have tended to be
further offshore but just keep heading out to deeper water Veterans’ Community
and you will find them. Pogies (Menhaden) have been
submitted by St. Kathryn’s Parish Veterans’ Community
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seen outside the river and make excellent bait for striper
The Parish Veterans’ Community hosted a hot breakfast for residents of Harbor Homes at Dalianis
as well. Five- to seven-foot Atlantic sturgeon have been
House in Nashua on June 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. Seventeen veterans and two infants were served.
jumping in and around the mouth of the Merrimack
Peter Manzello from Pete’s Corner filmed the event for Hudson CTV.
giving some lucky anglers a lot more than they bargained
The breakfast was cooked and served by Deacon John Castelot, Kelly Fraser, William Incera,
for with their striper tackle. Don’t forget these are
Larry Pelland, Mike Mosher and Paul Davis. Dave Houde photographed the event. Once breakfast
protected and need to be released immediately without
was served, Veterans’ Community members enjoyed fellowship and trading war stories with some
taking them out of the water.
of the veterans.
I did venture out to Jeffreys Ledge on Saturday, June 10,
Steve, a very talented Army veteran from Dalianis House, asked to be allowed to have a station
and the haddock, cusk and pollock were still hitting the
to cook omelets. They obliged him and the result was a real crowd pleaser!
fresh clams very well. There were some porbeagle sharks
Ali MacDonald of Spencer, Mass. All participants seemed to enjoy the event.
that were cruising around on the surface but the big catch
was a nice halibut from a boat near me on the ledge. We
don’t have a huge population of halibut offshore but we do catch them occasionally.
For all you “Wicked Tuna” fanatics, the fleet has begun to start and
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are pretty tight lipped and tend to keep their fishing business within
their networks of other tuna fishermen. This makes it a bit hard to Visit us and feel the warm welcome.
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Braving 125 Years of Fires, Emergencies
and the Changing Needs of Hudson
by David S. Morin Rochester Railroad for $34 and installed it on its building. When a Buxton, Abbott, Shepherd, Robinson and many more.
On June 18, the Hudson Fire Department reached the milestone of fire was discovered in Hudson, someone would get word to what During the ensuing years the Hudson Fire Department responded
125 years of service to the citizens of Hudson. was then Bakers Store located near the current Limelight Salon at to some notable incidents. In 1926 a fire that began on Barretts
No one alive today really knows why the small group of men 3 Central St. Someone from the store would run next door to the Hill Road raced through the Musquash area into town. Over
formed the first organized fire protection group in Hudson. We fire station and ring the fire bell to summon the Hose Company 3,300 acres, covering eight square miles of land value estimated at
do know the how, the who and the when. Those aspects are fairly members. $60,000, was destroyed before the blaze was contained. Today that
definitive and recorded In 1892 and shortly cost would equal in the hundreds of millions of dollars. If that 1926
Courtesy photos
in the town’s history. But afterwards, the Hudson brush fire occurred today the cost would be $529,302,389 (half a
why those men chose to Volunteer Hose Company billion plus) in building costs.
subject themselves to a Number One was run like Fortunately only one farm was destroyed. The fire burned one-fourth
dangerous undertaking a private business, not a of the town. During the 1930 Crown Fire Conflagration in Nashua
is more of a mystery. It municipal department. the Hudson Fire Department responded to aid the city across the
is most certainly true The Town of Hudson river. Hudson firefighters are credited with stopping the massive
that many of those early assumed no responsibility blaze before it reached Main Street.
Hudson firefighters for the actions of the men By 1947, the town had grown so much that the department
possessed the same and provided no financial needed to expand to keep pace with the demands for fire protection.
motivation of today’s support. The company Harry Emerson became chief that year and was assisted by deputy
firefighters. members brought all their wardens Winthrop Hannaford, Oscar Campbell and George Fuller,
Perhaps they saw a own gear and paid their Sr. Chief Emerson acquired a used 1,250 gallon GMC tanker truck
burning building and own company expenses to provide supplemental water at fires in both the hydrant and rural
felt the need to be from monies they earned areas of town.
able to help others in or from fines accrued in By now it was apparent that a new and larger fire station was
some fashion. There their treasury. needed, and so, during the 1950 regular town meeting, it was
probably was and surely From their station on voted upon to build a fire station on land at the corner of School
still is the excitement Central Street near the and Library streets. The sum of $40,000 was allocated for the
involved in the Community Church this construction of the building. Most of the work was designed
challenge of combating proud group of men would by firefighters themselves and construction began in 1952. All
the enemy who is respond to fires with their construction, except the brickwork, was accomplished by firefighters
extremely difficult and prized piece of equipment, and some townspeople. Two years later, the building was completed
sometimes impossible to a hose cart acquired in enough to occupy, and the department moved its apparatus from
control. These intrinsic Purchased in 1913, the “Kelly” was the first motorized fire apparatus 1907. Because a horse Ferry Street into the new station.
motivations are difficult in the state of New Hampshire. was not always available In 1954, the Nashua Fire Department donated to the Hudson Fire
to put labels to but are to pull the cart, the men Department what would be Hudson’s first ladder truck. It carried a
a very real part of the would meet at the station full complement of 35- and 50-foot ladders, giving firefighters the
rationale why certain individuals get involved in one of the most and pull the car through the streets of Hudson to the scene of the capability of reaching third and fourth floors. Prior to obtaining the
dangerous professions in the world both then and now. blaze. ladder truck, only 24 ladders were carried on Hudson apparatus.
In 1892, a few citizens of Hudson banded together and founded By 1907 the town selectmen agreed that the town would support The department had three engines, two of which had 750-gallon
what was known as the Hudson Volunteer Hose Company Number the company and would thereafter furnish any new equipment water tanks, and the other had a 500-gallon tank, two tank trucks
One. They responded to fires from a small building on Central needed. In 1913, the 36-man volunteer hose company moved of 850- and 1,500- gallon capacity, both with frontend mounted
Street near the bridge over the Merrimack River. The first company to a garage on Chase Street, which is now the site of the parking pumps, a brushfire truck, and tools and equipment for the 50-man
members numbered about 40 and its organization was vastly lot for St. John Evangelist Church. A major advancement in fire department.
different from the modern-day Hudson Fire Department. In order to protection for the town as well as the state occurred in 1913 when In 1960, the Hudson Fire Department could boast of having 37
become a member of the Hudson Hose Company, members were the Volunteer Hose Company acquired a 1913 Kelly motorized fire well-trained regular call personnel who were paid $200 per year by
required to pay a $3 fee and were not monetarily compensated truck. The “Kelly” was the first motorized fire apparatus to be placed the town for their efforts and 20 auxiliary members who received
for their efforts. In fact, quite the opposite was true; members in service in the state of New no pay. These men
who missed a meeting or fire were fined by the company 50 cents Hampshire. This truck and were commanded
for missing a fire or a drill. The fines collected were added to the all the company’s equipment by Chief Oscar
company’s treasury to be used for operating expenses. was turned over to the town Campbell who
The Hudson Volunteer Hose Company purchased a bell from the with the promise that the fire was assisted by
station would be kept in the Deputy Chief
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28 now paid call men operated on a budget of $1,500. Central Fire Station was finally dedicated in 1967. In that year
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included Connell, Sanders, Campbell, Chase, was reduced to $423,895.
144 Charles Bancroft Hwy. Cummings, Baker, Leslie, Fuller, Reynolds, In February 1969, the department took ownership of a new
American LaFrance engine that boasted
Litchfield, NH 03052 all the newest equipment including a
603-882-5551 750-gallon water tank. The department
also grew to 42 men and now included
line officer ranks. George Cady and
Robert Campbell became captains (Robert
is the grandfather of today’s current Fire
Strawberry Sampling Chief Rob Buxton). George Rogers and
Elmer McLavey were lieutenants. The
This Saturday & Sunday! new engine and the increase in men
June 24th & June 25th were not enough to stem the rising fire
problem. Twenty-six buildings were
We Have Our Own Strawberries & Peas damaged of the total of 212 calls with
Also from our fields: Sweet Peas, Baby Spinach, damage estimated at $141,500.
The department continued to be busy in
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street sweepers in a suspicious fire while
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had 44 men with a private’s pay increased
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Graduation is Special for Everyone; Coming Back
to Finish is Extra Special
by Len Lathrop
Adult learners were honored on Thursday,
June 15, as they received their high school
diplomas, whether they were continuing
educational diplomas, HiSET completers
or an Alvirne diploma for meeting all the
standard requirements.
Special circumstances for each of these
learners were different, but every one of
them had worked hard, going in many
directions and completing their studies and
passing the test on a very different schedule
from the standard students.
The Hudson Continuing Education High
School Diploma program provides classes
and support for adults and students over
the age of 16 to complete their high school
diplomas. The program is catered to the
adult learner, so credits are earned through
a combination of night school courses at
Alvirne High School, transfer credits as well
as life and career experience credits.
HiSET is the high school equivalency
exam, which replaced the GED.
Emily Callahan earned an Alvirne diploma
because she had completed all of those
requirements before she turned 21, earning Seated from the left, Savanah Williams, Katrina Spillane, Emily Callahan and Nicole Faulling. Alvirne Principal Steve Beals congratulates Austin Sanchez.
her final credits through the Continuing Standing, Derek Grella, John Esburnett, Principal Steve Beals, Austin Sanchez and Eric Gabriel.
Education program. I don’t know how much
or if that needs to be explained in the article.
As these learners came together with their
families, Principal Steve Beals introduced
each student, talked about his or her journey
and how each person returned to get this
diploma.
Receiving their Continuing Ed diplomas:
Melissa Andrade, Nicole Faulling, Eric
Gabriel, Jordan Gora, Alexander Picard,
Staff photos by Len Lathrop

Austin Sanchez, Katrina Spillane and
Savanah Williams.
Completing the HiSET: Robert Caracoglia,
Ryan DeMarino, Megan Demers, John
Esburnett, Jared Giuffrida, Xavier Giuliani,
Derek Grella, Dyllin Higgins, and Jonathan
Kleiner.
Earning an Alvirne diploma: Emily
Callahan.

Flowers on the Hill
Especially:
Kelsey, Jessica, Lauren, Chris, Coreen, Corine, Savanah Williams displays a photo collage of her family. Nicole Faulling receives her diploma and a hug from Principal Beals.
Jackie, Katie, Alyssa, Jordan and Patricia
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Hudson - Litchfield News | June 23, 2017 - 9

Alvirne Seniors Earn Certificate
of Financial Studies
submitted by Judith King,
Alvirne High School
On June 13, Alvirne High School

Alvirne High
Academy of Finance seniors were
presented their Certificate of Financial
Studies. Academy of Finance seniors
completed courses in Personal
Financial Literacy, Accounting,
Class of 2017
Banking, International Business or Congratulations
College Accounting. As part of the
and Best of Luck
Courtesy photo

program, students gained valuable
hands-on experience in paid Class of 2017!
internships. Pictured here, from left,
are first row, Harrison Ford, Justin This is a very exciting time for all of
Ferreira, Tamryn Williams, Jessica the graduates. Your next step regarding
Renna and Kaleb Stinehelfer. Second your futures will have an amazing
row, Jack Regan, Joseph Perry, Patrick impact on our society both locally and
Rauseo and Daniel Malizia. nationally. Your class is made up of
caring and motivated individuals who
collectively have done so much and
who individually will do so much more.

Early Start Learning Academy Class of 2017 The world around us is a changing
landscape and your ability to adjust to
that will be what makes you successful.
Please continue to be kind to one
another and remember where it is you
came from. Go out, see the world and
strive to make a difference each and
every day. We are all proud of you and
await to see the great things that you
will do!
William Hughen, District Director of
School Counseling, Alvirne High School
Courtesy photo

Alvirne High School Class of 2017 Scholarship Recipients
Rebeka Alpert: DCU Scholarship, Christopher J. Denaro Memorial Scholarship, Ethel Chalifoux Brandon Richards: Pennichuck Corporation
Robert Angelli: Hudson Old Home Days Memorial Scholarship Holly Sanville: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship, Hudson Old
Scholarship Andrew Hotham: Alvirne High School Friends of Music Home Days Scholarship
Amber Bardsley: McKenzie Lowe Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Jillian Houle: Alvirne High School Booster Club Barbara Hamilton Award, Keanna Smigliani: Rotary Club of Hudson/Litchfield, Alvirne High School
Hudson Scholarship Kiwanis Club of Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship, Hudson Lions Club, Anthony Booster Club Scholarship, Nicholas Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Noah Bellomo: Rotary Club of Hudson/Litchfield, Hudson Memorial VFW Girginis Memorial Scholarship, St. Kathryn’s Parish Shaye Thyne: New Hampshire Rehabilitation Association
Post 5791 Scholarship, Clyde Meyerhoefer Memorial Scholarship, Hudson Joseph Infantino: Rev. Robert Faucher Knights of Columbus Council 5162 Katherine Towle: GFWC-Hudson Junior Women’s Club, DCU, National
Recreation Department, Alvirne High School Booster Club Scholarship Columbianite Scholarship, St. Kathryn’s Parish Grid Undergraduate Scholarship
Kathryn Bellomo: Alvirne High School Booster Club Scholarship, DCU, St. Emily Lalmond: Rev. Robert Faucher Knights of Columbus Council 5162 Celine Tse: Hudson Lions Club
Kathryn’s Parish Columbianite Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship Jacob Wesson: National Merit Finalist
Olivia Bertrand: Teamsters, Hudson Police Relief Scholarship Madison Lambert: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship, Hudson Amanda Wetmore: Hudson Youth Baseball Dave Weaver Memorial
David Bitler: DCU, Christopher J. Denaro Memorial Girls Softball League Scholarship, Alvirne High School Booster Club Scholarship
Trevor Bolduc: American Legion Post 48 Hudson Community Scholarship Mitchell Lavoie: Brian McCoy Memorial Scholarship, New Hampshire Jake Whiting: Hudson Youth Baseball Dave Weaver Memorial Scholarship
Blake Boulia: McKenzie Lowe Memorial Scholarship, Alvirne High School School Board Association Lauren Wilson: Rotary Club of Hudson/Litchfield, Hudson Federation of
Friends of Music, Robert G. Ahern Scholarship New England Toyota Dealers Shawn Lavoie: Hudson Old Home Days Scholarship Teachers Barbara Hamilton Award
Jenna Breault: Brian McCoy Memorial Scholarship, Wilbur Palmer Olivia Lyman: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship
Memorial Kylie Marcotte: Alvirne Trustees Hills Family Scholarship, Rotary Club
Jack Brown: Al Levesque Memorial Golf Scholarship of Hudson/Litchfield, Hills Garrison School Dedication to Education
Patrick Cabrera: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship
Angie Campos: Mary Hathaway Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship, Alvirne High School Friends of Music, Kiwanis Club of
Hudson Scholarship Congratulations
2017
Grace Carter: Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 Scholarship, McKenzie Angela Martell: Wilbur Palmer Memorial
Lowe Memorial Scholarship, Pennichuck Corporation Daniel McCrystal: Hudson Youth Baseball Dave Weaver Memorial
Madison Champagne: Alvirne Trustees Hills Family Scholarship, Scholarship
Pennichuck Corporation, Hudson Lions Club
Shane Coughlin: Rotary Club of Hudson/Litchfield, Jonathan P. Gove
Lauren Moore: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship
Haillie Mousseau: American Legion Post 48 Legion Family, Rev. Robert
Graduates
Memorial Scholarship, James Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Faucher Knights of Columbus Council 5162 Columbianite Scholarship,
Jamie DeAngelo: Alvirne Trustees Hills Family Scholarship, Jonathan P. Hudson Recreation Department, Hudson Grange No. 11, Mildred JOK'S AUTO SALES AND SERVICE INC.
Gove Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship Chalifoux Memorial
Benjamin Desrochers: Rotary Club of Hudson/Litchfield, Hudson Colleen Murphy: City of Lowell Women’s Golf Tournament Women’s City 150 Lowell Road Hudson, NH (606) 598-6430
Memorial VFW Post 5791 Scholarship, Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 Tournament Scholarship 3/4 mile north of Wal-Mart
Auxiliary, Jr. ROTC Scholarship, VFW Voice of Democracy, American Sarah O’Brien: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship, Hudson
Legion Post 48 Boys State, Jonathan P. Gove Memorial Scholarship, GFWC- Girls Softball League
Hudson Junior Women’s Club Gail Linck Memorial, Friends of the Library Rachel Perron: Hills Garrison School Dedication to
of Hudson, NH Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship, Hudson Lions
Club, Hudson Historical Society Scholarship, Cumberland Farms Believe
Education Scholarship, Alvirne High School Trustees
Barbara A. Fuller Scholarship, Manchester Education
Early Start Learning Academy & Child Care
and Achieve Scholarship, Elks Most Valuable Student, DCU Scholarship Association

Congratulations
Michael Earl: National Merit Finalist, Christopher J. Denaro Memorial Maria Pilon: Nashua Community College Honors
Lauren Ferentino: American Legion Post 48 Hudson Community Program Senior Scholarship

Class of 2017
Scholarship, Rev. Robert Faucher Knights of Columbus Council 5162 Dave Sarah Poole: Hills Garrison School Dedication to
Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, Red Sox Foundation New Hampshire Red Education Scholarship, Slattery and Dullea Memorial
Sox Scholarship Scholarship
Justin Ferreira: Rev. Robert Faucher Knights of Columbus Council 5162 Kevin Rancourt: American Legion Post 48 Boys State
Columbianite Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Hudson Scholarship Jessica Renna: Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791 the Building Blocks to social,
MacKenzie Fitzpatrick: Kiwanis Club of Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship, Scholarship, DCU, Nashua West Rotary Club Rotary emotional & acedemic acheivement
Wilbur Palmer Memorial Scholarship
Nathan Gosselin: Clyde Meyerhoefer Memorial Scholarship, Jonathan Gianna Ricco: Barkley Family Jeannie Barkley 603 880-3722 141 Kimball Hill Rd.
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Kylie Hancock: New England
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Congratulations Graduates!!!
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10 - June 23, 2017 | Hudson - Litchfield News

Campbell’s Hannah Cote Earns Hudson Memorial VFW Post
Fisher Cats Scholar-Athlete 5791 Awards Scholarships
Scholarship
submitted by Tyler Murray, NH Fisher Cats
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher
Cats Foundation have announced that Campbell
High School student Hannah Cote has earned
a 2017 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete
Scholarship. The senior is one of 12 scholarship
winners who will be recognized during an on-
field ceremony before the Fisher Cats game

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on Sunday, July 16. The Fisher Cats received
a record number of applications for this year’s
scholarship program.
Ten graduates from New Hampshire high
schools and two from northern Massachusetts
were named Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar- Principal Steve Beals, Auxiliary President Rob Everett, Jessica Renna, Ben Desrochers, Grace Carter,
Athletes, earning a $2,500 scholarship. The Noah Bellomo, and Post Chaplain Jack Cantara.
scholarship recipients were selected based
upon criteria of academic excellence, athletic submitted by Rob Everett
achievement and active citizenship in the Hudson Memorial Post 5791 recently awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from
community. Money for the scholarships was Alvirne High School. It started with an emotional thank you to the Alvirne and Hudson
Hannah Cote raised through several Foundation endeavors, communities, on behalf of the Cantara/Keller families, for the continued support of
most notably the Granite State Baseball Dinner grandson Army Spc. Josh Keller who experienced a tragic firearms accident a few months
held annually in November. ago on behalf of the Cantara/Keller families. This year’s winners for the Post scholarships
Cote is receiving the Easter Seals Veterans Count Award, given to a student who comes were Jessica Renna, Grace Carter, Noah Bellemo and Ben Desrochers. Ben also received
from a military family. She will be attending Quinnipiac University, with plans of entering the VFW Auxiliary 5791 Air Force JROTC Scholarship and was the post runner up for the
the physician assistant masters program. Cote served as a captain for the varsity softball Voice of Democracy Contest. We wish to congratulate the entire Class of 2017 and wish
team and participated in cross country. She has a great amount of pride in our country and them the best in the future.
is grateful for those risking their lives overseas, especially her father, grandfather and great-
grandfather.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats established the Fisher Cats Foundation to be a catalyst
for the betterment of communities statewide by supporting youth programs that encourage
education and promote healthy living. Through the generous support of players, employees,
sponsors and fans, the Fisher Cats Foundation continuously works to make a positive impact Campbell’s Anne Paquin Earns
American Legion Post 48
throughout New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. As the primary funding source
for the team’s philanthropy, the Fisher Cats Foundation supports a wide variety of non-profit
organizations and coordinates several fundraising programs and events. Since its inception
in 2006, the Foundation and the Fisher Cats have provided nearly $5 million in monetary
and in-kind donations to thousands of non-profit organizations. Scholarship
The Fisher Cats begin a six-game homestand at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on
Tuesday, June 20, featuring Atlas Fireworks and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. submitted by Robert Everett
New Hampshire will host the 2017 Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star Classic in The American Legion Hudson Post 48 family is honored to announce that Campbell High
July, featuring the Jordan’s Furniture Tempur-Pedic Home Run Derby on July 11 and the All- School senior Anne Paquin is the recipient of this year’s scholarship. The legion wishes the
Star Game on July 12. Visit NHFisherCats.com for tickets. entire Class of 2017 best wishes on its future endeavors.

Campbell High School Class of 2017
Awards and Scholarships
CHS Faculty Award: Maddie Taylor, Ella Hogan Maddie Fernandez, DJ Simoneau Gary Graf Memorial Scholarship: Bryce
Percy A. Campbell Leadership Award: Maddie CHS Student Council Scholarships: Tree Lighting, Desmarais
Fernandez Ella Hogan; Talent Show, Roberto Landrau Greater Manchester Black Scholarship: Roberto
Cougar Award: Carolyn Spaulding CHS Recycling Awards: Gillian Alward, Bryce Landrau
CHS Service Award: Hannah Cote Barrett, Jacob Bishop, Katie Dean, Ethan DeBaker, Litchfield Girls Softball League Scholarship:
P.R.I.D.E. Award: Ethan DeBaker, Renee Gallant Matt Gagne, Luis Galvez Soza, Roberto Landrau, Hannah Cote, Jessica Manning
CHS Visionary Award: DJ Simoneau Brandon Mason, Dillon Mason, Vanessa Pucillo, Litchfield Women’s Club: Hannah Cote, Jillian
R.I.S.E. Award: Sean French .Nathan Readyhough-Cailler, Cole Ryan Kohm
Dare to Dream: Award TJ Furlong CHS Booster Club: Roberto Landrau, Samantha Litchfield Women’s Club Pat Jewett Scholarship:
Principal’s Award: Roberto Landrau Molinari, Jakob Scopelites, Madison Taylor DJ Simoneau
Assistant Principal’s Award: Jakob Scopelites Hudson Kiwanis Scholarship: Carolyn Spaulding, Litchfield Youth Soccer League Annual
Class Essayist: Michael McSorley Madison Caron, Hannah Cote, Jillian Kohm, Scholarship: Michael Keane
Campbell High School Core Values: Maddison Reczko Litchfield Youth Soccer League Scott Innes, Sr.
Character: Matt Gagne, Kassidy Silva Mathew Thornton DAR Scholarship: Annie Memorial Scholarship: Ben LaBatt
Courage: Anthony Sturzo, Annie Paquin Paquin Litchfield Youth Soccer League Ryan E. Donaghey
Respect: JJ LaRose, Abbey Sigman Daughters of the American Revolution Good Memorial Scholarship: Jillian Kohm
Responsibility: Chris Woods, Sammy Molinari Citizen Award: Jillian Kohm Friends of Music Scholarship (Music Major):
Daniel “Coach K” Kiestlinger Sportsmanship VFW Scholarship: Ella Hogan, Jakob Scopelites Abbey Sigman
Award: Ella Hogan, TJ Furlong The Thunderbolt Social Club Scholarship: Friends of Music Scholarship (Non-Music Major):
Hudson/Litchfield Rotary Roberto Landrau Madison Taylor
Scholarship: Hannah Cote, The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship: U.S. Marine Corp Awards:
Jamie Jutras, Roberto Landrau, Maddison Reczko Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence -
Maddison Reczko UNICO Merrimack Valley Scholarship: Hannah Samantha Molinari, Christopher Woods
Knights of Columbus - Cote Scholastic Excellence - Hannah Cote, DJ
Dick Brockway Memorial Skills USA Scholarship: Dylan Coates Simoneau
Scholarship: Samantha Molinari AFL-CIO Scholarship: Christopher Woods Athletic Excellence - Jessica Manning, Matthew
Litchfield Lion’s Club St. Katherine Church Scholarship: Abbey Sigman Gagne
Scholarship: Teddie Douris, Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve American Legion Family Member Scholarship:
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Braving 125 Years - continued from page six
Sudoku
employees and personnel volunteered many hours working on after the parents drove into Central Station looking for help.
department projects including refurbishing an old Ahrens Fox ladder
truck into a new 1970 Ford chassis. The finished truck became
The Hudson firefighters experienced their busiest night of fire
in history Jan. 31, 1980, when crews would battle one second 7 1 6 8
Ladder 1 stationed at the Robinson Road until retired in 1988. alarm, one third alarm and a first alarm fire - all within a nine-hour
The department’s first aerial ladder was an American LaFrance
Tiller with an 85-foot powered ladder
period. The first fire took place at 109 Derry St. The arson fire was
set to cover a burglary and destroyed 6 9 1
acquired in 1971. It replaced the truck the two-and-a-half-story home. Two
for most purposes, which had been
acquired in 1954 from Nashua. This
alarms were needed to control the
fire. Just as crews finished cleaning
5 8 3
4 5 1
truck was converted to a 100-foot ladder up from the Derry Street fire, a call
1977 and was retired in 1996. was received reporting a house
During 1972 Assistant Chief George fire at 51 Central St. On arrival,

9 5 7 3
Fuller, Sr. resigned from the department. crews found a large two-and-a-
A new engine was ordered from the half-story home with heavy smoke
manufacturer but not received until showing. Three alarms were needed

2 7 9
1975 when it went in service as Engine to control the fire with crews from
3. The then lime green engine boasted Nashua and Windham assisting at
a 750-gallon water tank with a large the scene. While crews were still
reel on the rear that carried 2,200 feet
of large diameter hose. The engine
working at the Central Street fire a
call was received for a house fire at 7 4 6
remained in service for many years 47 Adelaide St. Again, on arrival,
and was repainted the traditional red
and white fire apparatus colors. When
smoke was showing from a ranch-
style house. Pelham and Hudson
8 6 1
1 9 2 7
the truck was placed out of service in crews controlled this fire in one
Hudson, it began a second life after hour.
being donated to a country in South In 1981, the department boasted
America. a complement of apparatus Puzzle 26 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.51)
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30, 1973, saw several more personnel
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full- time and 38 call firefighters
and emergency medical technicians
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Buxton and Robert Campbell were budget of $336,000. This year was
promoted to deputy chief and Ray Carter truly a milestone for the Hudson
was promoted to call lieutenant. The Fire Department as the first female
chief was now a full-time employee firefighter, Mary Miller, joined the
of the town with an annual salary of department. On July 27, 1981, the
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training and firefighter duties. The men Hudson Combination 1 operating on Mason Street in Nashua on
May 4, 1930, during the Crown Hill Conflagration.
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Central Station that now houses the ladder and tanker trucks was Ranger helicopter owned by WCVB-TV crashed and exploded in In August 1987, under the direction of Lieutenant Todd Hansen,
constructed by many hours of donated time. the parking lot of the Brookside Village Apartment Complex on the Hudson Fire Department Dive Rescue Team was formed and
George Cady became deputy chief during the year ending June Roosevelt Avenue. The pilot heroically flew the malfunctioning began service. The team was originally staffed with six volunteer
30, 1974. The department now had 41 call men who answered helicopter away from Memorial School. divers who purchased and utilized their own SCUBA equipment.
268 alarms of which 72 were listed as building fires. New turnout In 1984, Frank Nutting retired and Ray Carter succeeded him as Over the years the dive team would encounter a multitude of water-
gear met federal standards and was purchased to upgrade personal fire chief. The town was caught up in a rapid building expansion related incidents ranging from submerged motor vehicles, water
protection for the men during the fires. The men also converted and the increase in population was affecting many southern New rescues, people that had fallen through the ice and many crime
an old Chevy van into a light rescue unit. Some of the specialized Hampshire towns. The Hudson Fire Department hired a full-time scene water searches. Each year the number of emergencies the dive
equipment fire prevention team responded to increased. Additional training was conducted in
carried on officer in 1985. areas of underwater vehicle extrication, ice diving, boat operations
the rescue The department and other related topics the team would face on a routine basis the
was acquired was comprised of teams expertise was recognized across the state and the team was
through a full-time chief, requested to provide mutual aid to several area towns for water
donations three captains, rescues and recoveries.
from the Junior three lieutenants, On March 23, 1990, firefighters saved two infants with CPR at two
Woman’s 14 firefighter/ unrelated calls. The first incident took place on Fox Hollow Drive.
Club who has emergency Fire Superintendent Paul Reichenbach arrived from his nearby
always been a medical home and began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation reviving the baby.
big supporter technicians, a clerk The second call took place on Library Street where a baby was not
of the fire dispatcher and 33 breathing. Lieutenant Tim Kearns began CPR reviving the baby.
department. call personnel. The recent history of the Hudson Fire Department has been
With The department in an almost constant state of change in every aspect of fire and
population responded to 804 emergency medical service. The number of incidents increases
and new fire calls and 960 yearly as the town continues to grow. The types of incidents now
construction medical calls handled by firefighters and officers mandates changes in personnel,
increasing and operated equipment, apparatus, policies and procedures.
within on a budget of Because of the complexity of today’s fire rescue incidents, the
the town, $580,000. need for highly specialized equipment is vital for their extrication
questions of Incidents continue to page 12 - Braving 125 Years
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Braving 125 Years - continued from page eleven
success of fire department operations. To meet today’s demands on the expansion and vast construction beneficial services for the town of Hudson. The department’s men
This specialized equipment would be put into use on Jan. 24, taking place within the community, the fire prevention, building and and woman are highly motivated, well trained and very dedicated
2002, when a small boy fell into an abandoned well on Sullivan electrical divisions of the town have been joined together into the professionals who perform their duties with the best interests of
Road. Firefighters Inspectional Services Division the town in mind. This dedicated group seeks little reward or
Eric Lambert under the direction of the fire acknowledgement for what they do. They know that whatever
was lowered department. they accomplish, be it good or not so good, will be recorded in the
into the 20-foot Today the department history of the town of Hudson just as it has been recorded over the
deep well using operates out of three fire last 125 years.
the department’s stations and an administration
A special note of appreciation to William “Tex” Pointer who,
rescue equipment building. With a force of one
through his writings in the Hudson~Litchfield News, provided much
and secured chief, two deputy chiefs, four
of the resource material for this history. In some cases, his words
the boy into a captains, 10 lieutenants, 26
were used verbatim as it could not have been better said.
rescue harness firefighters, five inspectional
to be pulled service
to the surface. personnel,
Lambert was the four fire alarm
first firefighter operators
presented with and two
the department’s administrative
Medal of Valor. personnel.
The latest Apparatus
national includes four
standards for a engines, one
fire apparatus ladder, one
New Central Station - photo taken in 1952 when the department moved into its new quarters.
mandate some tanker, one
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both of the ambulances and
efficiency of operation of protection of personnel who must run and numerous command and utility vehicles.
operate them. The department’s modern engines include features There is no doubt in the mind of any person who
as pre-pipe foam systems for flammable liquid fires, rescue tools, knows the fire service that the Hudson Fire Department
the latest in breathing apparatus and safety equipment to protect the will face many formidable challenges in the years
firefighters. One of the department’s newest vehicles, Squad One, ahead. Fire protection is a field that has become highly
was designed to handle a multitude of emergencies and to replace technical and extremely demanding on its people
the much larger engine companies at some incidents saving the physically and intellectually and emotionally. The fire
taxpayers money. service is in a constant mode of change always for the
The town’s ambulance service has gone from basic first aid better of those they serve. The Hudson Fire Department
providers, to today’s paramedics providing advanced life support has always been in the front line striving to provide the Alvirne High School burned in September of 1974 and remains the largest building fire in history
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Acceptance/Rejection of Bid: Wellman and her husband Gordon of Litchfield, Richard R. Stacey
predeceased by her sister, Inez M. Nelson.
The Town of Hudson reserves the right to accept or reject any Request of Barrington, N.H., Harold L. Stacey and his wife Sharon of Shirley,

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She is survived by two sisters, Alice M. Dickinson and Candace M.
for Proposal (RFP). The acceptance of an RFP will be based on the Mass., and Cynthia E. Gentry of Fort Worth, Texas; and by her nine
needs of the Town of Hudson Fire Department and not necessarily on Hale; three nieces, Carolyn J. Marshall and her husband Douglas,
the lowest bid received. Pamela L. Lane and her husband Lee, and Heidi E. Hale Miller and grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
her husband Gregory; two nephews, John E. Nelson and his wife Tae, She was predeceased by brothers, Carroll B. Sleeper, Robert I.
Bid Submission: and Jay Allen Hale; several grandnieces and grandnephews; a great-
grandnephew; and cousins.
Sleeper and Herbert F. Sleeper, Sr. all formerly of Carlisle, Mass.
A service of worship in memory and celebration of Edna’s life was
5
All Requests for Proposals (RFP) shall be submitted to the following conducted by Pastor Steven J. Weibley at Carlisle Congregational
no later than 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017: A calling hour was held at the Litchfield Community Church
Presbyterian, 259 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield, on June 22 Church on June 17. Pastor Michael R. Small of Tabernacle Baptist

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Hudson Town Clerk’s Office followed by a funeral service. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Church in Litchfield also participated in the service.
12 School Street in Litchfield. Edna’s life of service to others and the heritage of Christian faith

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Hudson, NH 03051 she leaves behind were reason for great rejoicing. As so lovingly
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Litchfield

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Community Church Presbyterian. expressed in remembrance remarks by her son Richard, Edna, who
Envelope containing the Request for Proposal must be clearly marked
“DESIGN / BUILD SERVICES FOR Please visit www.goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook. had radical cancer surgery at the age of 29, was proud to be a 60

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New Hudson Fire Station year breast cancer survivor. Donations in her honor may be made
204 Lowell Road to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA
HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE” 01701.
For online condolences visit chelmsfordfuneralhome.com.
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An Effort to Make Up for 40 Years
of Being Forgotten
by Len Lathrop
The Steckevicz gym looked different. First was the uniforms and
military garb and next was the average age of those filling the seats.
Everyone was there to honor and say thank you to the Vietnam veterans
whose homecoming is depicted as being a disgrace for our nation. As the
troops were withdrawn in 1974, many soldiers came home to a country
that disagreed with the conflict and regrettably turned their anger on the
troops.
Saturday, June 17, was a day to honor, to thank and to bless those who
returned and to remember those who did not. It was the fifth such event
in New Hampshire, marking 50 years since the war began.
Master of Ceremonies Peter St. James introduced the event, and, before
Staff photo by Len Lathrop the speeches, the video by “Red Skelton” about the Pledge of Allegiance
had everyone thinking. Then this petite young woman in an Air Force
uniform startled the audience with her a capella version of the national
anthem, while Cadet Lt. Colonel Catie Donahue can sing and she is the
cadet commander of the JROTC Corp at Alvirne.
After the invocation by NH National Guard Chaplin Maj. Steven
Veinotte, the video “A tribute to Vietnam Veterans” caused tears in
many eyes of those in attendance. The speakers included Governor
Chris Sununu, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan with
representatives of Carl Shea Porter and Annie Kuster read letters from
them. While the words were different, the messages were the same… Senator Maggie Hassan speaks with James Normand, an Army reserve ambassador.
what happened upon your return was not right and we are sorry it
happened
Pelham VFW 10722 Quartermaster/Adjutant Jorg Dreusicke and thank you for your service and God bless.
with State VFW Commander Joe Clark The guest speaker was 83-year-old Commander Max Quayle of VFW Post 8641 Merrimack;
he is a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, who served in Vietnam, the Dominican Republic,
Europe and Asia. Wearing the Army “Olive Green” uniform the first sergeant came home
from Vietnam, and his story brought many
laughs and nods from the veterans in
the gathering. He told about Jane Fonda
bringing t-bone steaks noting they were
used to water buffalo. Or when his son
was born stateside and how they could not
find him without computer and tracking.
Quayle recalled how the CO would ask
if anyone had a pregnant wife at home,
and about 90 percent would put up their
hands. It took three days before Max knew
he had a son.
The sergeant was followed by a video
called “Not Forgotten (A Moment of
Truth) and then “Taps” by CW2 Sean
Pinsonneault of the 39th Army Band, the
video “Welcome Home a Soldier Son.”
Everyone was touched by the celebration
and the respect shown for these warriors.
Keynote speaker First Sergeant Max Quayle spoke about SSgt Grant, left, who served from ‘63 to ‘66 and the Connecticut Litchfield resident Ralph Boehm rides
his time in Vietnam Guard from ‘71 to ‘81, staffs the wartime table as Patriot rider Iraq with the Patriot Guard
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Hudson Youth Baseball A’s Take Recognizing Graduating Athletes
Triple A Title

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submitted by Todd
Crawford
A big crowd came
out to Lions Field
on a hot and humid
night June 13 to see
the Hudson Youth
Baseball A’s take the
AAA league crown
over a great Cubs
team.
In the top of the
first, the Cubs could
do little with the off-
speed stuff of super-
rookie Luke Norse, as
the A’s pitcher struck
out the side. In the
bottom of the first,
a leadoff double by
all-world second baseman Brett McKinnon was followed by the first career home run, off the top of the Booster Scholarship winners: Booster Vice President Catherine DeRosa, Nate Gosselin, Jillian Houle, Katie Bellomo,
center field fence, by Charlie Crawford to give the A’s a quick 2-0 lead after the first inning. Norse then Amanda Wetmore, Keanna Smigliani, Noah Bellomo, Booster Secretary Robyn Descoteau and Booster President Jill Rosier.
breezed through the top of the second inning, allowing only one base runner. The A’s did little in the
bottom of the second, going down in order, leaving the score 2-0 after two innings.
submitted by Karen Bonney
In the top of the third, the bottom of the Cubs order sparked the team, with a single and walk bringing
On June 6, the Alvirne
the top of the order up with only one out. Then a grounder got through into left to score a run, and an
Athletic Department,
outfield error brought in a second run to tie the score. Lefty Logan MacEachern then came in to shut the
in conjunction with the
door, and got two quick groundouts to end the inning, but not before the go-ahead run scored for the
Alvirne Boosters Club,
Cubs, and the game headed to the bottom of the third with the Cubs leading 3-2.
held it varsity banquet
Brody Buja worked a key walk to lead off the bottom of the third for the A’s. Following two strikeouts,
at Alpine Grove. At the
McKinnon had another hit, then MacEachern walked to load the bases for Crawford. A hard infield
banquet, the varsity spring
grounder resulted in the tying run coming in. With the bases loaded, A’s catcher and clean-up hitter DJ
teams were recognized
“Moose” Thibeault lined a single up the middle scoring McKinnon with the go-ahead run, and when the
along with recognizing
ball skipped by the outfielder, MacEachern and Crawford both scored as well to stretch the A’s lead 6-3.
other seniors for their
McKinnon came in to preserve the lead in the top of the 4th, and cruised through the next two innings
accomplishments. Those
allowing only one baserunner in each inning while striking out three. A key catch by outfielder Kenny
accomplishments include
Chafe in the fifth inning kept the Cubs from getting any momentum. The A’s could do little with the Cubs
six seniors receiving the
pitching in the fourth and fifth innings either, and the A’s still had a 6-3 lead heading into the top of the
Booster Club scholarships.
last inning.
The recipients of the
McKinnon showed no signs of tiring in the heat in his third inning of relief, getting a ground ball back
scholarships include Nate
to the mound to lead off the inning. After a single, the next batter grounded into a fielder’s choice to
Gosselin, Jillian Houle,
Norse at second base. The Cubs powerful middle of the lineup was now up, but McKinnon got a final
Katie Bellomo, Amanda
groundball, this time to Crawford at shortstop, to end the game and bring the A’s the championship!
Wetmore, Keanna Smigliani
This ended an epic two-year rivalry between the A’s and the Cubs, and the A’s victory avenged the
and Noah Bellomo. Last
championship game from the previous year, when the Cubs stormed back from a 5-0 deficit after three
innings to win the big trophy.
Hudson Youth Baseball AAA A’s: Brett McKinnon, Logan MacEachern, Charlie Crawford, DJ “Moose”
Thibeault, Mikey McGowan, Luke Norse, Cam Kennedy, Kenny Chafe, Benny McGowan, Brody Buja,
Nick “Bones” Gagnon, Eddie Emerson.

Male and Female Athlete and James V. Regan Sportsmanship Award
winners: Sara Siteman, Mitchell Lavoie, Noah Bellomo
and Amanda Wetmore.
year’s recipient of the Barbara Hamilton Award, Julia
Balukonis, presented this year’s award to Jillian Houle.
Also recognized that night was Male Athlete of the Year
Noah Bellomo along with Female Athlete of the Year
Amanda Wetmore. The James V. Regan Sportsmanship
awards went to Mitchell Lavoie and Sara Siteman.

Barbara Hamilton Award winners: Last year’s recipient, Julia
Balukonis, left, with this year’s winner, Jillian Houle.

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