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Hudson’s American Legion Hosts Memorial Day Parade


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Remembers Those Who Served

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The Hudson Fire Department marches alongside the steel, which will be used to create a Memorial area in Benson Park to honor all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack by Doug Robinson Children sat in strollers, while mom and dad, friends, and relatives sat on the curbstones, beach chairs, portable chairs, or stools as they stood shoulder to shoulder on Derry Road, the path of Hudson’s American Legion Annual Memorial Day Parade. While some sat, others chose to stand, or sit on the shoulders of their dads, in an effort to get a better view of the floats, marching bands, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, veterans, and soldiers who marched for those who could not march. The Parade Marshal for this year’s parade was William (Buzz) Veal and his wife, Dell. The American Legion asked Buzz to be the Marshal as a result of his relationship with Lenny Nute, Hudson’s first soldier to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. Buzz was with Lenny on the battlefield, deep within the swamps and forests of Vietnam near the Cambodian border, when the fatal mortar shell dropped next to Lenny and killed him. Buzz not only had that personal relationship and special bond with Lenny as a fellow soldier in combat, but he also had a yearning in his heart to discover the town and the people who shaped the life of Lenny Nute. While Buzz has spent months fighting side by side with Lenny, he never knew the location of Lenny’s hometown. For four decades, Buzz has searched to locate the home of Lenny, and his investigations finally led him to Hudson. His letter to the Hudson~Litchfield News started with a very simple request: “My prayer is that a family member sees this.” The story began 43 years ago when a simple choice—who will carry the platoon radio—was to be made. And that choice forever changed the life of two individuals: one who lived, and one who died. “Who is Lenny Nute?” begins the letter. Buzz Veal lived, and Lenny Nute died. continued to page 6- Hudson Memorial Day

Litchfield’s Memorial Day ceremony was once again a standing room-only crowd by Lynne Ober Every year, the Litchfield Historical Society holds a Memorial Day celebration. The morning kicks off with a parade down Route 3A. As soon as the sirens on the fire engines sound, kids of all ages peer down the road, hoping to catch a glimpse of the parade. The entire program is dedicated to honoring those who have served our country and to remember those who are still serving. It seemed fitting that just as the parade was about to begin, a low-flying jet screamed over the grounds in what appeared to be a “flyover.” Margaret Parent commented that two years before, an Eagle circled overhead, and this year, a jet appeared. “We’ll take all help remembering our military men and women,” she smiled. Dr. Steven Calawa opened the program with a warm welcome and asked all veterans in the audience to stand. Every year, the audience seems to grow and once again, it was a standing room-only crowd. This year’s program honored those who served in the Civil War because it had been 150 years since the first shot that began American’s fouryear civil war. It seemed fitting to remember the Civil War as one of the earliest true industrial wars. Railroads, the telegraph, steamships, and mass-produced weapons were employed extensively—this year, the American military is again employing industrial technology as it continues the massive pullout from Iraq. The Campbell High School Chorus sang the Star-Spangled Banner before Parent talked about the beginning of the Civil War and the place it played in Litchfield’s history. According to Parent, members of the Historical Society had been tracking names of all Litchfield residents who served in all wars. As part of this effort, Parent talked to the curator at the NH State Library. She learned that although there was no draft during the Civil War, men tended to continued to page 9- Litchfield Memorial Day

Hudson’s American Legion Firing Squad honors veterans with their salute

staff photos by Lynne Ober

Litchfield’s Boy Scouts marched in honor of those who served

Campbell High’s Andrea Ange Receives Honor
by Doug Robinson The New Hampshire School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) recently recognized Campbell High School’s Andrea Ange as this year’s recipient of the NHSLMA Outstanding Library Media Specialist. “Her skills and creativity and service made her an excellent choice,” states Dee Whall, Chairman of the NHSLMA. Ange was nominated by Campbell High School Principal Robert Manseau. In his nominating letter, Manseau complimented Ange, stating, “She does so with a skill and passion unparalleled in my thirtyone years of experience in public education.” “Most admirable manner,” “I can count on her,” and “disciplined work Andrea Ange, full of spirit and always full of smiles, as she roots on the Red Sox during Sports Day at CHS habits” are only a few of the many qualities Ange brings to CHS. “During 2007, the New England Association of Schools and College’s Commission on Secondary Schools sent a Visiting Team to perform an evaluation on the level of Campbell’s compliance to their accreditation standards. Standard 6, School Resources for Learning, includes the area of library and media services. They commented the variety of library/media center resources designed to support student needs and attract student interest,” continued Manseau. “She believes in student-centered library and she enlists the support of the staff in helping to understand and support that belief.” Both students and faculty “feel welcome to enter a professionally run and responsible library eager to meet all needs,” stated Manseau. In addition to her duties as CHS’s Library Media Specialist, Andrea also serves as the school’s webmaster, an elected member of the school’s Leadership Team, and co-chair of CHS’s accreditation follow-up. She is the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee for the Litchfield School District, which, as a team, re-wrote and constructed a new Professional Development Master Plan praised by the New Hampshire Department of Education. On the State level, Andrea serves as the Advocacy and Government Relations Board member for the NHSLMA. “I keep educators and community members informed of legislative changes that could have a negative impact on school learning,” commented Ange. “Andrea shows me on a daily basis how committed to and passionate she is about this grand effort we call public education. She works from a strong core belief system, and possesses tremendous energy, a keen intellect, and a desire to make a difference,” stated Manseau.

Sobriety Checkpoint
Takes DUI Offenders Off the Road – Again
by Doug Robinson Orange cones dotted the three lanes of Lowell Road into which two Hudson police officers directed traffic to flow. Two of the lanes ended with Hudson Police officers “welcoming drivers to Hudson,” while the outside lane was set up like an EZ-Pass—enabling drivers to drive straight through. To the right of the road was a large neon sign stating, “Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead.” After the sign, six Hudson police cruises sat silently, ready to transport those impaired directly to jail, while other vehicles sat ready to pursue those who wished to evade the checkpoint. While most, if not all drivers heeded the sign, lights, police in the street, dozens of orange cones, flashing blue police lights, and remained responsive to the HPD officers, others who were impaired had weaved, spoke with slurred speech, and attempted to bluff their way out of their impending troubles with the law. And when the numbers were to be tallied for HPD’s two-day Sobriety Checkpoint, the numbers would reflect that one in 45 drivers during Memorial Day weekend on the road will be Driving Under the Influence, whether that be alcohol, drugs, prescription medications, and even over-the-counter drugs. “Look out, look out … he’s not going to stop. We got a runner,” yelled a

Even the wearing of a Bruins sweatshirt could not help this suspect when it comes to drinking under the influence. He was arrested posting a 1.30, or 50 percent above the legal limit Hudson police officer. As the white truck appeared to slow, once entering the checkpoint, he gunned his engine, causing police officers to quickly get out of harm’s way. As the truck continued to travel north on Lowell Road, two police cruisers pursued the individual who refused to participate in the sobriety checkpoint. Upon apprehending the driver, police arrested the driver as he refused a continued to page 8- Sobriety Checkpoint

Andrea’s plaque honoring her as Library Media Specialist of the year

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A Mother’s Nightmare: The Mock Accident
by Doug Robinson “Where is my precious Meghan?” screamed Mom. “Where is my baby?” As the policeman held her tight and firefighters wrapped their arms around her in support, all Mom could see was the white sheet draped over her baby girl as she lay in the middle of the street, covered in blood, dead. The entire junior and senior class of Campbell High School (CHS) sat in complete silence, tears coming down some of their faces, while others had their jaws agape. All sat on the edge of the bleachers, eyes wide in disbelief of the scene being carried out in front of them by Litchfield Fire, Litchfield Police, Hudson Rescue, a funeral director, a drunk driver, and Mom. Except for the pleading, screaming, and heart-wrenching wailing coming from Mom, the entire arena was full of hush, the audience motionless, and void of any sound, including an exhale, as the actors continued to play out their scenes in the Mock Traffic Accident. “What you are about to witness is an accident scene that plays out over 7,000 times a year in the United States. Every 90 minutes, a young driver or their passenger is killed in a motor vehicle accident, and is the numberone cause of deaths for teens. There are a number of reasons for accidents, such as speed, driver inattention (cell phone, texting), or driver inexperience. The most disturbing reason for a fatal and what I believe is the most preventive is Driving While Intoxicated. This is the cause for 25 percent of all young driver fatalities,” spoke Litchfield Police Chief Joe O’Brien. Campbell High School Principal Robert Manseau stated, “It was January 25—not too long ago—when the life of one of my students was taken by a drunk driver. That driver had made

The scene has been set with the victim lying in the street while the driver walks in circles what turned out to be a destructive decision that took the life of a great young man and I personally continue to struggle with Joe’s senseless death. He shouldn’t have to have died like that—crushed in his car because of someone’s decision to drink and drive.” Surveys show that nearly 90 percent of teens say that they rarely or never drink and drive. “On the other hand, the same teens surveyed have witnessed other teens drinking and driving,” continued Chief O’Brien. “Hopefully, this demonstration will spark discussion and show the harsh reality of a poor decision. Bad things happen to good people and bad things happen in small towns.” The Mock Accident began with the 911 call from a passing motorist, stating that they had just witnessed an accident on Route 3A. As the two buses separated, CHS students witnessed the result of a bad crash. The LeBaron convertible had flipped over, crushing its top. Aside the car was the bloodied and motionless victim. The driver was just walking in circles. From the right, a Litchfield police cruiser appeared, lights flashing. The officer spoke with the driver and then attended the victim. Next, the Litchfield Fire Department arrived, followed by the ambulance. While the police officer began to question the driver, the paramedics covered the victim with a white sheet. During this scene, “Mom” had heard of the accident from friends and came to see her “baby.” Her gut-wrenching screams and twisted convulsions of terror, realizing that her “precious Meghan” was dead, sent a message straight through the hearts of all in attendance. The police officer proceeded to perform a field sobriety check on the driver, to which he admitted to having a “few” beers. Having flunked the field sobriety check, he was then arrested and subsequently found to have a blood alcohol score in excess of one percent. As the driver was being placed in the cruiser for transport back to the station,

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Mom, played by Kathleen Reilly, needs to be restrained and comforted by Litchfield Police and Hudson Fire Department personnel a hearse entered the crime scene and the victim was placed in a body bag, and then placed into the hearse. Students from CHS then positioned a cross and wreath at the scene to memorialize the scene of the accident. Following the mock accident, a trial was conducted with the assistance of a retired judge, local prosecutor, and defense attorney. After the trial, a question-and-answer session was conducted with the juniors and seniors. Senior Stephanie Couture reacts with tears as she comprehends the seriousness of the drama being unfolded before her

by Doug Robinson Every student, teacher, administrator, and member of staff exited Hudson’s Memorial School to participate in the annual Memorial Day observance. One behind one, the line of students and teachers stretched nearly 1,000 deep, snaking through the Memorial hallways as they took SEE Store for Details! exits and stood at their assigned Come buy your pool by place on the grounds of Memorial School. June 15, 2011. The annual event teaches the If it hits 100 degrees on 4th of students that we as a nation must July, 2011 your pool is FREE! never forget our veterans. “Our flag will be raised to its highest and (Not including installation) then lowered to half-mast in respect of Memorial Day. Our flag will Mon-Wed 9-5, remain at half-mast throughout the Veterans William (Buzz) Veal, Gene Nute, Mary Nute, and Jim Nute salute the memory of not only Thrs, Fri 9-6 weekend as a reminder to all who Hudson’s Lenny Nute, but to all those veterans who lost their lives serving in America’s armed services Sat 9-4, Over 65 Years or Quality Service! gave their lives for our country,” commented Memorial Middle 150 Middle St,. Lowell, MA 978-454-5517 The Middle School Band began the School Principal Susan Nadeau. ceremonies by performing “You’re a Grand 1-800-698-SWIM ‘Ole Flag” and ended the ceremonies with a sole trumpet player performing “Taps” at the base of the flag. An echo “Taps” was then performed in the far-away woods of Memorial School. The wooded and valley area of the Memorial School area in which the trumpeter performed “Taps” created the eerie echo throughout the entire school grounds. With heads bowed and soldier salutes still standing at attention, the entire grounds of Memorial School took on the deserving silence of solitude and respect for our Veterans. The gymnasium within Hudson Memorial School has been dedicated to Hudson’s Lenny Nute, the first Hudson resident to be killed in the Vietnam War. For years, his brother Gene has returned to Hudson to participate in the Memorial Day remembrance at Memorial School, Some restrictions apply as well as participate in the American Legion’s annual Memorial Day events. Includes: Weeping Cherry, Kwanzan This year, he was joined by his brother Jim Cherry, Thundercloud Plum & more! and Bill (Buzz) Veal, who was with Lenny Nute during actions in Vietnam that took his life. The American Legion invited Buzz and his wife Dell to be the Grand Marshals of the 2011 American Legion’s Memorial Day parade. Middle School students, staff, and administrators fill the parking lot One Coupon Per Person, While Supplies Last while the Boy Scouts complete their task of raising and HL514 lowering the American flag to half-mast in respect of our fallen soldiers at Hudson’s Memorial School


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Dr. Fredenburg Appreciation Day
We all want a chance to say good-bye and good luck to our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Fredenburg. He and his staff have been wonderful to our children over the years. To show our appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication, there will be a picnic at Benson Park under the A-frame on June 4 from 12-2 p.m. All are welcome. Bring a picnic lunch. Rain date will be June 5. Kathy McNamara - Hudson To the many “cheerful” givers who sensed the prompting of His hand in their spirit and gladly responded in obedience, I wish for you a full measure of God’s choicest blessings. Bertha Ashford, Food Pantry Ministry - Hudson Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan would not affect citizens who today are 55 years or older if it were passed. Ryan’s plan will not push granny over the cliff, nor will it kill Medicare as the biased media want you to believe. So, come on. Let’s see some Democrats produce a plan, or are they just waiting for the 2012 campaigns so they can attack with ridicule and vilification any plan the Republicans bring to the table. By doing nothing, Congress will destroy Medicare. Keep in mind Obamacare will take half a trillion dollars out of Medicare. (You won’t hear that from the mainstream media.) Merilyn Carnes - Hudson

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Killing Medicare
I am a senior citizen on Medicare. The Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Board of Trustees projects Medicare will run out of money by 2024. When Medicare was enacted in 1965, the life expectancy was 70.2 years. People are living much longer today. I know people in their 90s, and my uncle was 104 when he passed away this year. What am I supposed to do if I’m still alive in 13 years? If something isn’t done, Medicare will be bankrupt and I will be without any medical insurance. I heard that the Republicans have a plan. Do the Democrats have a plan? Does the President have a plan? If so, where is it? The status quo will no longer work. It’s time for our elected officials to stop posturing for re-election and come up with some ideas to reform Medicare. Many people are confused about Medicare. They think if changes are made, Medicare will be destroyed. The truth is the opposite. If something isn’t done, Medicare will be out of funds in 13 years. Despite the liberal rhetoric,

Food Drive Support Thank-You
I can tell you that “thank you” will never come close to expressing how much your support of the recent food drive has meant to our Helping Hand Food Pantry ministry. We at First Baptist Church of Hudson stand ready to assist in any extenuating circumstances that may arise, be it financial hardship, medical calamities, or legal challenges. This was a great success due also to the efforts of many volunteers who unloaded the baskets and helped sort the non-perishable items once inside. The Post Office did a fantastic job of organizing the drive. This project is a magnificent piece of community outreach.

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It’s hard to believe that another school year is quickly ending. If you are wondering what to do with your child’s used school supplies, I have a solution. Last summer, I collected many backpacks and supplies for students in local schools that cannot afford school supplies. This year, I am hoping to collect 100 backpacks and supplies to donate to children in need. As you are cleaning out your child’s backpack (or even your office), please consider donating their used supplies (pencil cases, pencils,

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Hudson Regular Meetings & Events
60 and Over Coffee Club, Rec. Center, 9 – 11 a.m., every Tuesday. Alvirne Booster Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. Alvirne Drama Club, Alvirne Drama Club, Class Act parents support meetings, AHS Rm. 314, 7 p.m., second Tuesday. Alvirne Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday. American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday. Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.

Awana Club, New Life Christian Church, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday. (from Sept. 23–May 26) Open to children age 3 to grade 5. For info or to register: 598-9000. Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday. Greater Hudson Business Network, Valentino’s, 142 Lowell Road, Friday mornings, 8 a.m. For information, contact Mike Falzone at 320-8020. Cable Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Tuesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.

Friday, June 3 The fourth annual Jeanie Barkley Memorial Blood Drive and Marrow Registry will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, Hudson. Donation is easy…if you are healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds, and haven’t given blood in the past eight weeks, you can donate. With the start of summer, there is an urgent need for blood. Blood supplies are low and donations are down. The American Red Cross needs our help. To schedule an appointment for blood donation, call 1-800RED-CROSS. We are hoping to collect 150 units of blood and add as many names to the National Marrow Donor Program registry. Just a little bit of time out of your hectic schedule can help give the gift of life. Saturday, June 4 The Alvirne High School Friends Of Music will sponsor the New Hampshire State Championship 9th Annual Chili Cookoff at 211 Derry Road, Hudson (across from Alvirne High School), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is an admission fee, which includes the chili tasting. Come on out and sample some great chili for a great cause. A special Appreciation Gathering will be held to honor Dr. David C. Fredenburg of Hudson at Benson Park (the former site of Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in Hudson) under the A-frame structure from noon to 2 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, June 5. Dr. Fredenburg is a pediatrician in Hudson who is closing his practice. This is a great opportunity for patients, friends, and acquaintances to visit with him and celebrate his years of service to our community. The gathering will be a bring-your-own lunch picnic. There is no charge for this event, and it’s open to anyone who wants to come for a few hours and spend some time with him before he leaves. Saturday, June 11 The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please give the gift of life by donating blood. Saturday, June 11 The Crazy Eights, a jazz quintet made up of members of the Alvirne High School Jazz Band, will give a concert at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, at 12:30 p.m. Come hear these talented musicians in a free concert. Sunday, June 12 The Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon is staying local in June! On Sunday, June 12, from 6-11 a.m., the group will be holding a free walk to search for flora and fauna at Benson Park in Hudson. If you haven’t visited Benson Park yet, this is your chance to do so. Formerly the site of Benson’s Wild Animal Farm, Benson Park is now officially open as a park for passive recreation. Join this free walk led by bird and plant experts. Plant and wildlife enthusiasts of all interests and abilities are welcome. Meet in the main parking lot off Kimball Hill Road. To register and for directions, contact Richard Bielawski at 429-2537 or For more information about Benson Park, go to Join Mal’s Pals at Benson Park at 2 p.m. for our Official Kick Off party! There will be entertainment, refreshments, and a chance to see the plans for the future amphitheater being built at Benson Park in memory of Mallory Gray. You can see and hear about upcoming “Fun-Raising” events and sign up to flock your friends! Imagine their faces when they wake up in the morning to a flock of pink flamingoes on their front lawn. So, come join in the fun of making a lasting memory to Mallory at Benson Park! You won’t want to miss this event! Visit our Website at

Community Events

Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will hold a Benefit Yard Sale on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Come check out antiques, furniture, home goods, DVDs, electronics, and more! The yard sale will be held at 1 Wall Street, off Route 111 in Hudson. For details, visit or call 889-BARK (2275). Thanks for your support! Early bird admission will be granted from 7-8 a.m. for a $20 fee per person.

Community Events

Free Movies, basement of the New Beginnings Child Care Center, Hudson, 6 p.m. Call Reverand David Bailey 895-9534 for more information. Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, Alvirne High School, 7 p.m., every other Tuesday. Friends of Alvirne Music, Alvirne Band Room, 7 p.m., first Thursday.

Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month. Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday.

Friends of the Library of Hudson, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 7 p.m., second Wednesday. Hannah Dustin Quilter’s Guild, Hudson Community Center, 9 a.m., first Monday (except June through August) Hudson Boy Scout Troop 21, Wattannick Grange Hall, Thursdays, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, June 9 The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, will offer a presentation of Vignettes of Life at 7 p.m., a new musical revue presenting glimpses of life through the rose-colored glasses of the musical theatre. The show has been presented at several area performance spaces, with the proceeds from ticket sales going to local charities. The cast of young adults in their late teens and 20s weave together show tunes both classic and new. There is no admission fee, but audience members are asked to consider bringing donations for the Hudson St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry. For more information, go to Saturday, June 11 Join us as we celebrate the Second Anniversary of the George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. A brief ceremony and dedication of the newly donated bricks will begin at noon. Light refreshments will be served.


Monday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 8 The Litchfield Youth Soccer League (LYSL) will hold travel soccer tryouts for the 20112012 season at Campbell High School, One Highlander Court, Litchfield. For children with birthdays falling on August 1, 2001 through July 31, 2004, registration will be from 5-5:30 p.m. and tryouts will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For children with birthdays falling on August 1, 1996 through July 31, 2001, registration will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and tryouts will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All players should register online at before attending tryouts. Monday, June 13 Litchfield Lacrosse Association will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. at Romano’s Pizza in Litchfield. We will be holding elections for all Board of Director positions. For further details about a position, e-mail lacrosse.litchfield@gmail. com. Residents from Litchfield and surrounding towns without an existing lacrosse program are welcome to run for positions. The meeting is open to the public. Interested parties must state their intentions by contacting by June 1. Thursday, June 16 Registration for the upcoming Hudson Summer Tennis Program will be held on Thursday, June 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street. The lessons are in two-week sessions at a cost of $40 per session. No early registrations will be accepted. Friday, June 24 Registration for the Fall Soccer Program will be held on Friday, June 24, from 3-8 p.m. at the Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue, Hudson, and will continue through July. Anyone registering after that will be charged a late fee. Monday, July 11, through Thursday, July 14 The Campbell High School Spirit Team will once again be holding their Summer Cheer Camp! All ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. The camp will be held the week of July 11 through July 14 at Campbell High School. There is a cost per camper. For additional information and registration, feel free to call Renee Lubinski at 880-9937 or visit our Website at chscougarsspirit.

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Hudson Area Moms Club, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December) Hudson Cub Scout Pack 21 & 791, Hills Garrison Cafeteria, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, fourth Thursday, 7:15 p.m. Historical Society, Alvirne Hills House, 7 p.m., fourth Wedneday.

Hudson Lions Club, Valentino’s Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., second and last Monday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.

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June 3, 2011 - 5

The Placement of the Flag Signifies Silent Respect
by Doug Robinson to come read the gravestone they were tranquility and as the somberness of the The job seemed simple enough. Find witnessing. Sharing experiences and sharing moment hit home. an American Flag already placed on a their respect, the movement of the American Gravestones dating back to the late gravestone, and replace that year-old flag Legion volunteers began to slow as the 1700s silently tell the stories of brave men with a new red, white, and and women who have served blue. The yearly event, our country and protected sponsored by Hudson’s our freedoms, thus protecting American Legion, has been our next generations to come. a tradition dating back to Respect, honor, dignity, sense the origins of the American of duty, and love of country Legion’s Charter in the screamed from the headstones. 1930s. Each year, members And silently, without fanfare or of the American Legion applause on the Saturday before gather and travel to Hudson’s Memorial Day, our American cemeteries to place nearly Legion members, along with 400 new American flags on family and friends, honored those our veterans’ graves. who have gone before us and But what was not expected have protected our freedoms. was that this “simple They travel from cemetery to exercise,” as I call it, took on cemetery, then grave to grave, a time capsule of its own. each carrying a bundle of flags Moving from gravesite to and searching to make sure gravesite, the head stones they have honored every fallen began to speak to all of those soldier. who volunteered to place the So as you drive by one of flags at the grave of America’s Hudson cemeteries this coming soldiers. Gravestones, week, month, or year, look with leaning and ebbing, stretch pride within the lush, green their granite skin in an effort lawns of Hudson’s cemeteries, to allow the reader to read and say “thank you” to America’s the writings of two and three truest heroes. Those who gave Zach, 9, and Madison, 6, have been at their grandfather, Byron Zakos’, side for the centuries gone by. their lives for ours. The American last several years, honoring those soldiers who have come to their final resting place in The volunteers began soldier. Just look for a flag and Hudson by placing a flag at each gravesite calling to one another say, “thank you.”


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American Legion Hudson Post 48 Band As he and his wife Dell rode as Parade Marshals, Buzz commented, “I can see how and where Lenny got his strength and his strong sense of duty. He would not let me carry the radio that day. He was bigger than me. I offered to carry the radio because I was bigger, and he was 90 [days] and out. But he said ‘no’ and he kept the radio. In Vietnam, the Viet Cong targeted and killed the radio soldiers first, and then came after the rest of us. Hudson is a very patriotic town. The people just lined the streets to participate in the parade.” For 32 years, Lenny’s brother Gene has performed the duties as Master of Ceremonies at Library Park. “I will continue to do this until I cannot do this anymore,” commented Gene. This year’s parade offered Hudson residents to view, touch, and embrace a piece of steel from the Twin Towers of NYC. The expansive beam will be displayed at Benson Park, and 9/11 organizers have set September 11, 2011, as their target date to have the monument completed. First Baptist Church of Hudson Pastor Jim Harrington’s speech at the ceremonies stated, “So, here we are. We’re here most certainly to remember those fallen warriors and the cost they paid that we are able to enjoy the freedoms that we have. For the past 235 years, we have been the recipients of blessing and continuity of good government no other nation in recent history has experienced. This is largely because of the men and women who answered the call to duty to preserve our great republic. Today, we are here to honor their memory and remind ourselves that the call to duty still stands.”

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Five Grangers from NH Participate in the National Grange Legislative Fly-In
submitted by Bob Haefner, NH State Grange Legislative and Agriculture Director Bob Haefner, NH State Grange Legislative and Agriculture Director and Overseer of Hudson Grange, led a group of five to Washington, DC, for the National Grange’s Annual Legislative Fly-In on May 22-24. Participating in the event were Jim Tetreault from Winchester and the State Master, Chris Heath of Barrington and the State Overseer, Arthur Merrill of Antrim and the State Grange General Deputy, Gloria Davis of Antrim, as well as Director and State Executive Committee member Bob Haefner. Three members of the Delegation drove while the other two flew, all on Saturday. On Sunday, four of the five New Hampshire folks, accompanied by National Master Ed Luttrell, spent much of the day searching for and finding the graves of four of the eight founders of the Grange. These founders are buried in two different cemeteries in DC. The remaining founders are buried about the country, with two in Pennsylvania, one in Minnesota, and one we are not sure of. Sunday evening was the kickoff of the Legislative Fly-In, when we were given a wealth of information about the next two days’ schedules, ground rules, getting around town, etc. On Monday morning, we were treated to a special tour of George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon. There were Grangers from around the country. New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut had the largest delegations, and one from Oregon traveled the farthest. We did have folks from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, and a couple of other states. On Monday afternoon, the five New Hampshire folks met with the staffs of the both of our Senators. The State Master and I were pleased with the amount of cooperation that our Congressional Delegation displayed between its members, and the bipartisanship that takes place on non-partisan issues that are important to New Hampshire. On Tuesday morning, after hearing a member of the banking industry speak, we went our separate ways to meet with our NH Congressmen’s staffs before going to the AT&T Center for an update on broadband and other wireless technology. While we were with the Congressional Delegation staffs, we lobbied them on several issues, including changing the legislation connected with Obamacare that allows an appointed panel of 15 to decide what cuts will be made to Medicare that can only be changed by a super majority vote of the Senate. A Durbin amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act will eliminate Interchange fees on debit cards. There is a fear that this amendment, which has passed, under-estimates the cost of running the debit card system and will result in banks eliminating free checking and free bill payer services. The Tester Amendment is bi-partisan and will delay the onset of the Durbin Amendment for 15 months, giving Congress time to understand the consequences of this fee being eliminated on retailers. There is a court order that requires all farms within 250 feet of a wetland or stream to not only get an EPA and a state permit to use pesticides, but to now obtain a Clean Water permit. The Clean Water permit is a duplication of the requirements of the EPA and state agencies, a 60-page application, accompanied by a fee, of course. This will delay, cost money and time to our farmers, and possibly cost crop loss from not being able to spray for pests until the new permit is obtained. The Grange finds this regulation to be unneeded and costly to our small New Hampshire farms. This court order will also stop spraying for mosquitoes and ticks. Legislation to overturn the court order is supported by the Grange. The Grange also lobbied for the Delegation to be vigilant about one-size-fits-all agriculture legislation. Much of the Farm legislation is intended for the big farms out west and is bad for our very small farms in the northeast. We need exception for very small farms. We are also supporting implementation of the recommendations of the Dairy Advisory board to help our struggling dairy farms in New Hampshire. The National Grange is working with the NH State Grange to maybe have the Next Legislative Fly-In here is New Hampshire for the First in the Nation Primary.

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Your Child’s First Visit
First times, for any experience, are full of uncertainty. This is what a child faces when the first visit to a dentist lies ahead. As a parent, you can do a lot to ease your child's entry into the unknown land of the dentist's office. It's all a matter of preparation. Most of your efforts will be preventative. First, don't talk up the visit ahead of time; this only gives your child an opportunity to hear about the experiences of friends. Usually they will be exaggerated, alarming accounts that can only cause uncertainty and fear. You can avoid this by not mentioning the dental visit until the night before, that way there's no time for a lively imagination to go to work on a routine subject. Don't make a special event out of the visit. Don't promise rewards; they only tell your child that something unusual is going to happen. That's a sure way to trigger anxiety. Your best attitude is to have no attitude. You want to convey that the dentist is another friend, like those who come to your home and show they care about your child. You want to make the visit to the dentist seem like one more typical childhood experience. Be prepared for questions, children are full of them. Be factual in answering them. The dentist wants to know what's happening in your mouth. He'll shine lights and has a tiny mirror. He'll let you become acquainted with the instruments he uses in your mouth. Most difficult rule to follow: Stay out of the treatment room. In your child's eyes you're the protector, the guardian. Your presence signals danger. There is none. Your trust becomes a model for your child.

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join with their friends. The average of men who joined from each New Hampshire town was around 10 percent. Litchfield had approximately 400 residents at that time, but altogether 52 men served in the Civil War. Gail Barringer and Paul Allard read the names of Litchfield’s Civil War veterans. The Campbell High School chorus sang two songs, including “America the Beautiful,” before Peter Hendrick read excerpts from the Civil War Diary of Elizabeth A. Richardson. Jacob McQuesten made a tribute to Captain James F. McQuesten, U.S. Army, and Daniel Ferguson read the Gettysburg Address. The audience was thrilled when the CHS Band played a rousing rendition of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” When they played the “Armed Forces Salute,” veterans were asked to stand when their service song was played. After Reverend Stephen Quinlan gave the Benediction, Dr. Calawa had a few closing remarks as wreaths were played in memory of all who served. Echo Taps was played by Kyle Mun, Tyler Coughlin, and Nick Oberti. After the ceremony, residents were invited into the Historical Society Museum to view a display of Civil War artifacts.

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Homework in the Litchfield School District
by Elaine F. Cutler, Ed.D. The subject of homework and how it is assessed has recently been a topic of conversation for the Litchfield School Board. Principals have reported the practices of each of their schools, and School Board members have weighed in with their opinions and have researched the topic. Because it is a topic that is important to parents and affects the educational process, this article presents current practices at each school and strives to clarify any misconceptions that may exist in the community. At Griffin Memorial School, homework is recognized as an important practice for student review, make-up work, practice, and project work. All homework is corrected and checked by the teacher and the child is given credit for completing this work. The student’s homework completion is recognized on the quarterly report card sent home to parents. We also follow a 10-minute rule for the amount of homework that we assign. (10 minutes at grade one and an additional 10 minutes as the child progresses through each grade level.) The nature of homework at Litchfield Middle School varies by subject and nature. Homework is an extension of the learning that happens during instruction in class. It reinforces and extends the concepts that are being taught. If an assignment, project, or special activity is given for homework that will be assessed for accuracy, students will be made aware of the specific criteria they will be assessed on. On many occasions, homework is assigned for students to refine those skills and concepts they learned in class that day with teacher guidance. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to assist their children with homework. Homework is one category in a student’s weighted average for the class, which includes formative and summative assessments. Homework is always graded for completion and, at times, for accuracy. Regardless, feedback or follow-up is always provided by the teacher on homework assigned. The faculty and administration at Campbell High School use homework as a constructive tool in the teaching and learning process. Routine and timely feedback provides students with an accurate assessment of their progress in obtaining competency related to course objectives. This data also provides teachers with valuable information for planning future instruction. Homework assignments are varied according to the curriculum and students’ needs. Some forms of homework are summative in nature and receive a quantitative grade, while other homework is formative in scope and designed for practice. Formative assessments are often without a designated point value, and never account for more than 20 percent of a student’s overall grade. Formative instruction is an important tool that gives students opportunities to process, practice, refine, and extend their knowledge beyond the classroom in a clear, purposeful, and engaging manner. “Effective formative assessment should encourage students to improve,” Marzano, 2006. If parents have concerns or questions regarding homework, I would invite them to contact their child’s teacher. If further assistance is needed, the guidance counselors and administrators stand ready to partner with parents to help all We Accept Credit Cards! children have a positive learning 225 Lowell Road experience. The Litchfield School Board takes great pride in our schools (in front of Hudson Cycle) and welcomes your comments and suggestions. You may contact any Board member or professional staff member using the directory available at www. litchfieldsd. org.

by Doug Robinson “If you have children or grandchildren, you need to watch this,” stated the e-mail from Selectman Roger Coutu. Like most of those who own smartphones and Blackberries, and those who send pictures to the Internet, “I had no idea this could happen from taking pictures on the Blackberry or cell phone.” As reported by NBC News, new technology can track down the person, the child, and the location right down to the bedroom from where a picture was posted. Hackers can cherry-pick the Web and then find out where that person plays and shops, find their friends, and even find out the specific area of a park where a parent might take a child. NBC News tested the process by taking a picture of a child and then posting that picture on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media Websites. They then right-clicked on the photo and a box popped up. Within that box was a “data” bar. Once hitting that data bar, all the pertinent information regarding who sent that picture was available. Furthermore, GPS or other mapping software, which is now available on smartphones and Blackberries, has the capability to integrate with the data, thus producing a map to direct the hacker directly to the location of that picture. The report continued to state that owners of the phones do have the ability to shut off all settings, which would prohibit a hacker from attaining access to your personal information. The phone owner would need to set the online settings to private, turn off GPS pictures, and set the locations off. Or the owner could go to the camera functions and set picture controls to private. To be completely sure that you have done it correctly, consult your owner’s manual or visit

your specific phone carrier. “I want every one of you to watch this and then be sure to share with all your family and friends. It’s really important information about what your posting things on your cell phones can do to you! Too much technology out there these days, so beware,” wrote Selectman Coutu. The Website to visit is: com/watch?v=N2vARzvWxwY.

NH Scholar Renatta Landrau Chosen to Speak at NH State House
by Doug Robinson As a high school senior, Renatta Landrau’s life experiences, challenges, and opportunities have set this NH State Scholar above all other NH State Scholars. Bubbly, friendly, and cheerful, Renatta Landrau Renatta is full of life and hope, and realizes that the fundamentals of life begin with the service to others. Blending her schoolwork with her personal commitment to the giving to others has earned her the respect of her peers, the school administration, the School Board, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The academic requirements to earn the distinction of NH Scholar are rigorous and demanding. “The New Hampshire Scholars Initiative builds the capacity of school districts to enhance personalized learning, individualized progress and encourages students to take more rigorous course work. This happens through various strategies, but most specifically by strengthening

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placed fourth All Around with a score of 36.075. She received an 8.7 on vault (ninth), 9.075 on bars (seventh), 9.2 on beam (first), and 9.1 on floor (second, tie). Prep-Op Novice (10 Age Division): Marissa Carignan of Litchfield placed sixth All Around with a score of 35.425. She received a 9.1 on vault (sixth), 9.15 on bars (fifth), 8.875 on beam (sixth), and 8.3 on floor (13th). Amie Devito of Hudson placed 15th All Around with a score of 34.200. She received an 8.225 on vault (14th), 9.075 on bars (eighth), 8.4 on beam (11th), and 8.5 on floor (12th). Prep-Op Intermediate (Junior A Division): Melissa Pedersen of Litchfield placed first All Around with a score of 36.725. She received a 9.025 on vault (fourth), 9.65 on bars (first), 9.3 on beam (second), and 8.75 on floor (fifth, tie). Prep-Op Intermediate (13 Age Division): Kellianne Connolly of Hudson placed fifth All Around with a score of 34.500. She received an 8.5 on vault (fourth, tie), 9.1 on bars (second), 7.95 beam (seventh), and 8.95 on floor (second). Prep-Op Intermediate (Jr. 14 Age Division): Jessica Wambsganss of Hudson placed sixth All Around with a score of 35.575. She received an 8.775 on vault (eighth), 9.4 on bars (fourth), 8.725 on beam (fifth), and 8.675 on floor (seventh, tie). Prep-Op Advanced (6-13 Age Division): Dominique Gentile of Hudson placed second All Around with a score of 35.725. She received an 8.5 on vault (second), 9.15 on bars (first), 8.8 on beam (fourth), and 9.275 on floor (third). Prep-Op Advanced (Jr. 14 Age Division): Alex Teuber of Salem placed sixth All Around with a score of 33.900. She received a 8.2 on vault (ninth), 8.5 on bars (seventh), 8.8 on beam (fourth), and 8.4 on floor (eighth). The NEGTC Teams are coached by Tim Madore (owner), Melanie Streeter, Catie Javis, and Kim Benoit, while the Prep-Op coaches are Jessica Clark, Justine Turner, Kim Benoit, and Corinne Martin.

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AHS Baseball Season Concludes

by Sue LaRoche In the final game of the regular season, the Broncos hosted Keene on Wednesday, May 25, but came away with a 6-1 loss, ending their hopes of making the Division I playoffs. Dave Coleman, Ryan Teague, and Pat Emanuelson had one hit each for the Broncos, while Dave Webster drove in the Broncos’ lone run. Alvirne finished the season with a 5-14 record.

AHS Girls’ Track Runs Their Way to the Meet of Champions
by Sue LaRoche On Friday, May 27, the Alvirne girls’ track team battled their way through the NHIAA Division I Championships at Merrimack High School and successfully placed five of their athletes in the Meet of Champions, to be held on Saturday, June 4, at Merrimack High School. Amanda Roberts, who was selected for All States by the Division I coaching staff, toughed out a strained quadriceps to jump a career-best 34 feet, three inches in the triple jump, finishing fourth in the event. She was also a member of the fifth-place 4x100-meter relay team, with her teammates Michelle Filadoro, Krissy Rowe, and Kendall Brigham. Rounding out the qualifiers for the Meet of Champions was Kayla Duval, who finished sixth overall in the javelin with a throw of 108 feet, which also breaks the school record. In the Meet of Champions, the top six finishers in each division in the State of New Hampshire will compete against each other. Coach Tarek Rothe is “very proud of all the girls that competed and had a very successful season.”

Dominique Gentile, Kylie Muzerall, Katlyn Maloney, and Alex Teuber submitted by Sandie Gentile New England Gymnastics Training Center of Hudson Prep-Op teams competed in the Spring State Meet held in Dover on May 15. The Prep-Op Advanced team took second place, while the Intermediate and Novice teams placed fifth. NEGTC coaches, parents, family, and friends are all proud of the gymnasts’ hard work and dedication that is required to be safe and successful in this sport. Area girls’ scores are as follows by Levels and Age: Prep-Op Novice (9 Age Division): Taylor Jordan of Litchfield

AHS Girls’ Tennis Ousted in Semifinals
by Sue LaRoche The Alvirne girls’ tennis team defeated Salem in the Quarterfinal round of the NHIAA Division I tennis tournament held at Alvirne on May 25 by the score of 5-4. The Broncos, who were the number-four seed in the tournament, split the singles matches, with Deanna Trearchis, Kate Martin, and Yashaswani Moparthi all taking victories and the doubles teams of Deanna Trearchis/Nicole Wilcox and Kate Martin/Yashaswani Moparthi taking their first and second doubles matches for the victory. Nicole Wilcox, Lahari Venuthurupalli, and Cheyenne Tessier lost their singles matches in close bouts. This victory placed the Broncos in the semifinal match, facing a tough Bishop Guertin team. On Friday, May 27, the Broncos traveled to Bishop Guertin and lost a tough 8-1 decision to the Cardinals, knocking them out of the semifinals of the tournament with the best finish the Broncos have seen in many years. The third doubles team of Jamie Martineau and Lahari Venuthurupalli garnered the only victory for the Broncos. Alvirne finished with a 12-2 record on the season. Lahari Venuthurupali returns the ball with a backhand versus Salem


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by Sue LaRoche On senior day, Tuesday, May 24, Katie Donovan, the Lady Broncos’ only senior, showed her teammates what senior leadership is all about when she led the Broncos to a come-frombehind 3-2 victory over Manchester Memorial, giving the Lady Broncos their 15th victory of the season against only three losses. Jess Underwood pitched a strong seven innings for the Lady Broncos, striking out six and giving up only two unearned runs. In the sixth inning with Memorial leading 2-0, Alvirne tied up the score on an error and an RBI single by Donovan. Taylor Carbone came on in relief, pitching a scoreless top of the eighth inning. In the bottom of the frame Chelsey Drew led off with a single, followed by a Jenna Giannelli single. Giannelli took second on a steal and Delaney Burns drew an intentional walk to load the bases for Donovan, who promptly lined a single to right for her second RBI of the game, which pushed home the winning run for the exciting, extra-inning victory. On Wednesday, May 25, Alvirne spoiled Keene’s senior day with a 15-0 drubbing in five innings. This victory secured the second seed for the Broncos in NHIAA Division I. Jess Underwood pitched another stellar game, allowing just two hits and striking out five batters. Each Bronco starter had at least one hit on the day. Pacing the attack was Katie Donovan, who had four hits and four RBIs, with Chelsey Drew and Jess Underwood (three RBIs) adding three hits each. Jenna Giannelli had two hits, while Mikayla Powlowsky, Kaela Craven, Taylor Carbone had two RBIs each and Delaney Burns, Brooke Kennedy, and Erin Craven had one hit each. Alvirne completed their season with a 16-3 record and have garnered the number-two seed in the tournament, which began on Wednesday, June 1, with Alvirne hosting Timberlane in the preliminary round at home. With a victory on Wednesday, the Broncos will host the quarterfinal game on Saturday, June 4, at 4 p.m. The semifinals will be at Southern NH University at 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, with the finals taking place on Saturday, June 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Southern NH University.



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needed help. She knew that if she did not change, life as she knew it would be bleak, dark, lonely, and full of adversity. Amanda, drinking down a glass of courage for breakfast, went to CHS and searched out the Student Support Center at Campbell High School, and met her mentor and soon-to-be close friend, Bill Hicks. “At the support center, we mediate, advocate, and do whatever we [I] can do to help a kid stay in school,” comments Bill Hicks. “From the day that kid steps one foot into Campbell High School, we will fight, we will partner, and we will let that student know that they are the most important person to us.” Hicks has spent the past four years as a safe place for Amanda to go. When the stress of school, home, or community becomes unbearable for Amanda, she knew she always had Bill Hicks. When Amanda felt the urge to regress to her past life, she reached out to Hicks. Hicks has been her safety net and has developed a relationship with Amanda, which has led her to learn how to connect, care, and communicate with her school friends, at home, and in the community. Through Hicks, Amanda learned how to re-invent herself—from that “troubled” freshman to the graduating senior who was graduating with honors. Amanda vividly remembers her earlier years when the burdens of life were so overwhelming that they broke her spirit, her drive to succeed, and her will to win. She learned that to beat these life adversities, she needed to become a master at connecting, caring, and communicating. Today, she uses her past as a springboard to her future. She has taken those darkest days and learned how to make her present days full of light, hope, fun, and connecting, caring, and communicative relationships. “I am close to my brother, too,” admits Amanda, and “we talk every day. I love my mom and mom never gave up on me. And when I thought I was not going to make it, mom was always there to encourage me. She’s amazing.” Today, Amanda looks to the future with wide eyes and an open heart. “I don’t look back anymore. I look forward. I don’t look at the bad things in life anymore, and I have opened up my life to new things. My New Year’s resolution in 2010 was to have a positive attitude.” And she will always know that her The smiles, personal bond, connection, caring, and mentor, Bill Hicks, will communication are clearly seen between student always be reachable at Amanda Taschereau and her mentor, Bill Hicks. the tips of her fingers. Amanda knows that he will always be available “I surround myself at the tips of her fingers with people who are positive and I now focus on what I have to do.” “Mom is so proud of me. I am going to graduate; there were times when no one would have believed in me or that I would be receiving my diploma. Mom is always talking about how proud she is of me and how I am going to be giving her the best birthday present. Her birthday is on our high school graduation day. Happy Birthday, Mom. I did it.”

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by Doug Robinson The four-year road to a high school diploma has not been easy for Campbell High School (CHS) senior Amanda Taschereau. As she describes her “bumps in the road,” “timeouts,” and “internal conflicts,” Amanda readily admits that her behavior during her early years of high school nearly railroaded this young lady from earning her high school diploma. For Amanda, her story is not about what she did. It is a story of how she righted her personal ship, how she corrected her life, and how she remained true to herself, her friends, family, and community. For Amanda, her story of learning to connect, care, and communicate can be summed up in two words: Bill Hicks. During Amanda’s freshman year at CHS, she made the life-altering decision to ask for help. One day, looking into the mirror, she made the decision to change her life. She made the personal and drastic decision to change from where she was to where she wanted to go. This meant that she would be leaving her friends, values, and, most importantly, her behavior behind. But Amanda knew that she

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‘Graduating School is Just the First Step into the Journey of Life’
by Doug Robinson Her name comes from the from the Latin angelicus, or “angelic.” In turn, the ultimate meaning for the name Angelica descends from the Greek meaning “of the angels.” And thanks to the many angels, especially her mom, who have surrounded Angelica with love, courage, belief in herself, and the self-confidence that comes as a young woman, Angelica will be graduating with her senior class from Alvirne High School this spring. She, too, will be taking that “first step into the journey of life.” But the journey for Angelica Wujek, an AHS senior, has been a journey that taught and brought to her many personal sufferings, which came from years of taking the journey down that “other” fork in the road. The journeys that Angelica had been taking for her first two years of AHS years earned her grades averaging Ds to Fs. Her journey of poor behavior, poor grades, poor self-esteem, false love from the effects the poor choices she made with the choices of whom she considered her friend, and lack of self-respect had positioned Angelica to a life of failure. Positioned to fail, Angelica had to first embrace herself before others could embrace her fully. To be loved, she needed to love herself first. To be fully loved, she needed to take the journey, one that would teach her that true, long-lasting, caring friendships could not be found in friendships created from “smoking weed,” “skipping school,” “running away from home,” “destroying school property,” “partying,” “disobedience,” and making ‘stupid decisions” starts with oneself. Angelica remembers the time when AHS Dean of Students Susan Hanley suspended her as punishment for her behavior, and she stated, “Thanks, now I don’t have to go to school.” She continued, “I remember when I was a freshman that I was going to quit school and then get my GED. I could not wait to quit school.” As a result of Angelica’s behavior, the NH Department of Youth Services gave Angelica a one-way ticket to the Davenport School as she entered her senior year of high school. “The Davenport School, located in Jefferson, New Hampshire, is a residential special education school. The Program provides individualized clinical, residential, and educational services for youth. Youth are encouraged to develop adaptive coping skills, appropriate peer and family relations, and activities of daily living such as “Bi-weekly drug testing, unannounced visits from my parole office, school grade requirements, curfews, and counseling” became Angelica’s new journey. “’I don’t need counseling,’ I told the people. But I wanted to go home, so, I did counseling,” she said. Today, as she completes her senior year, Angelica’s journey of the last year (or so) has led her to becoming an honors student for all four quarters of her senior school year. “I hate school; I have always hated school. Even now, I just want school to be over,” comments the honor student. Yet, she next states, “I love to write. I love my English teacher, Mrs. Hedges. I can talk to her. She wraps me in the biggest hugs and keeps telling me I can do it. I am going to get my diploma.” And do it the right way has been the hard-fought story, or journey, of young Angelica. “My mom is my hero. She is my hero because she loves me, no matter what I did.” Angelica’s journey has led her to surround herself with people whom she respects and emulates. “Mrs. Hedges tells me I am a strong person. Mrs. Hedges is a strong person who tells me to stay positive and always gives me positive encouragement. I sometimes get angry with things at school, and she can see it in me. She just comes up, give me a giant bear hug, and all is OK again.” After AHS, Angelica intends to earn her degree as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LNA). “My mom is an LNA and she is always telling me stories how she has helped someone who needed help. She tells me how she has made somebody’s day at work just a little better. And I want to do that, too.” “Graduating school is just the first step into the journey of life,” commented Angelica, and with her diploma in hand, Angelica will begin her life’s new journey. Just as Angelica’s name has a meaning, so does the word journey. The dictionary defines the word journey as to ‘move from one place to another.’ Angelica holds her head high, full of pride and self-worth, and with a smile that simply beams because she knows that the journey she is now on is the correct journey. Positioned for success, Angelica continues to take online courses, work after school, and seek individual help from AHS teachers in order to complete the required work that was missed during her first two years at AHS. She also holds down a job to earn income for her future. Her commitment to complete the journey to graduate is undeniable. This little angel will graduate from Alvirne High School. She will walk the stage of the graduating platform to receive her degree in her left hand and shake Alvirne High School Principal Bryan Lane’s with her right. Angelica will continue with life’s other journeys. With her eyes full of hope, she is confident that she has the strength, knowledge, and understanding to the true meanings of long-lasting, caring friendships and relationships that not only build with time, but will last a lifetime as well. And at the center of her hope, strength, and love is her hero—her Mom.

As Angelica looks into the future, she sees hope, strength, and understanding for the meaning of true friendships that build and will last a lifetime. She sees the light as she begins her new journey community living and social skills,” writes Davenport. “They watched me all the time. When I ate, when I went to the bathroom, when I showered, when I did my homework—all the time—I was watched every minute of every day. If I did not do my homework, they sat me down and watched me until I did my homework. I hated it. I ran away from them, too. I remember running into the woods, and the snow was up to my knees. I just kept running. Do you know how many trees and woods are located up there? I didn’t care. I don’t know where I was running—I just wanted to get out. I had lost my independence. I was there for six months and I was labeled a ‘habitual runaway.’” And then Angelica commented, “I remember crying myself to sleep at Davenport and thinking of Mom—how I had hurt her. How I only thought of myself. How I wish I had not done the things I had done, and I really wanted to go home. I pleaded with the supervisors and begged them to let me go home. I did not care how many restrictions they game me—I wanted Mom.” “Everybody at home and school thought that my behavior was because of my family, and it was not. Like I said, Mom is my hero. Mom is very private and I respect that. I finally realized that I had really hurt my Mom and that made me feel really low and I became disgusted about myself. I finally learned that nobody can tell you who you are and that I needed to love myself so others could love me, too. I knew my Mom still loved me and I wanted to go home and be with Mom.”

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House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) has released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 162, which creates a committee consisting of elected legislators to oversee state implementation of Obamacare. House Speaker William O’Brien “This legislation provides an important check and balance. It establishes an oversight committee consisting of elected representatives of the people, and requires that the insurance commissioner or other state officials or agencies seeking to enforce provisions of ObamaCare do so in conjunction with this committee.” House Majority D.J. Bettencourt “The Democrats rammed Obamacare through despite the wishes of our citizens, but that’s no reason for us to saddle them with higher taxes. It is important that we maintain oversight over any proposed federal changes and ensure that federal health care reform can only be implemented in New Hampshire with legislative authority. The voters elected their representatives to fix this mess and it should be representatives of the people not unelected bureaucrats who make these policy decisions.”

Litchfield Police Log
Wednesday, May 18: 2:48 a.m. Medical emergency, Bradford Drive. 11:23 a.m. Motor vehicle lockout, McQuesten Circle. 1:12 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Century Lane. 3:15 p.m. Harassing phone calls, Laurel Street. 3:52 p.m. Erratic operation, Route 3A. 9:33 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Windsor Drive. Thursday, May 19: 12:12 a.m. Domestic disturbance. 11:36 a.m. Suspicious activity, Cutler Road. 6:26 p.m. Erratic operation, Pinecrest Road. 7:04 p.m. Welfare check, Louise Drive. Friday, May 20: 3:01 a.m. Noise complaint, Louise Drive. 12:37 p.m. VIN check, Lane Avenue. 1:21 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Campbell Drive. 5:35 p.m. Paperwork service, Louise Drive. 6:38 p.m. Alarm activation, Martin Lane. Saturday, May 21: 3:15 a.m. Deliver a message, Pinecrest Road. Sunday, May 22: 12:06 a.m. Suspicious activity, Highlander Court. 10:29 a.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Derry Road. 2:40 p.m. Domestic disturbance. 7:03 p.m. Coyote hit by a motor vehicle, Derry Road. 7:45 p.m. Julio Lopez, 25, Litchfield, arrested on a Warrant. 8:30 a.m. Paperwork served, Liberty Way. 10:26 p.m. Attempted burglary, Centre Street. Monday, May 23: 8:47 a.m. Alarm activation, Talent Road. 8:52 a.m. Suspicious activity, Derry Road. 11:18 a.m. Neighbor dispute, Dixon Drive. 1:25 p.m. Paperwork served, Circle Drive. 1:58 p.m. Suspicious Vehicle, Locke Mill Drive. 2:18 p.m. Medical emergency, Carriage Road. 2:33 p.m. Dog bite, April Street. 3:28 p.m. Noise complaint, Aldrich Street. 5:11 p.m. Hit and run motor vehicle accident, Route 3A. 6:33 p.m. Suspicious activity, Woodhawk Way. Tuesday, May 24: 2:26 a.m. Alarm activation, McElwain Drive. 6:39 p.m.

House Majority Leader statement on Voter ID Legislation
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) has offered the following statement in response to the House passing Senate Bill 129 by a vote of 259-116, legislation requiring that a voter present valid photo identification to vote in person. “Today we took another step toward guaranteeing fair and equitable elections and preventing voter fraud in New Hampshire. SB 129 merely ensures that the voters are who they say they are and it does so without disenfranchising any citizen of this state. Anyone who believes in maintaining the integrity of our elections system and who supports the theory of “one man, one vote” should be in support of this legislation. I call upon Governor Lynch to quickly sign this legislation into law once it reaches his desk.”

Town of Litchfield
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Litchfield Recreation Commission
A Request for Proposals is being issued by the Litchfield Recreation Commission for multiple items related to construction of athletic fields and park space. A complete copy of the RFP can be obtained at: The RFP and full-size site and engineering plans are also available at the Litchfield Town Hall, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH. Completed proposals shall be returned no later than 3:30 p.m. EST on Monday, June 13, 2011. See full RFP for specific submission instructions.

June 6-10, 2011 Elementary and Memorial Schools Monday - Hotdog/bun, Baked beans, Steamed Carrots, Peach cup. Tuesday - Juice cup, Italian grinder, Chips, Raisins. Wednesday - Juice cup, Chicken burger, Pasta salad, Diced pears. Thursday - Mile high ham sandwich, Tossed salad, Fruit, Cookie. Friday - Papa Gino’s pizza, Veggie sticks/dip, Fruit mix. *Lunch alternative: Assorted sandwiches *Choice of milk offered daily.

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“Thumbs up to Joy at Hair-a-holics for doing an amazing job on my daughter’s hair and makeup for the prom! Also a big ‘thumbs up’ to Rob for keeping his salon open after hours to accommodate the girls going to the prom. Thanks to all those who worked that day, staying after closing, to make for a beautiful evening for all. Thanks Again!” children were in the car with me and asked me what it meant. I bet you thought it was real funny when you put it up. It’s not so funny when you have to explain it to a seven year old!” “Thumbs down to House Speaker William O’Brien’s betrayal of all New Hampshire voters. With record attendance by 377 out of 400 “Thumbs down: Watch out kids for the mean state representatives, two weeks notice and all lady of ‘B’ street you will lose the balls that go interested parties able to be present to vote on into her yard she whether to watches very sustain or closely, runs out, override the grabs it, then stabs governor’s it, it’s gone forever. veto of HB Riding bicycles 474, O’Brien Retired Service manager with 12 years is a no-no, she’ll refused to experience at a Central NH Aerus/Electrolux call the police if let the issue location is now offering sales and service you play too long. come to a with free pickup & delivery Remember playvote. Why? acting, music and Because he Ask about our air purifier line ELECTROLUX running are also a did not have The Original Since 1924 Call Moe (603)340-3826 or no-no and if you the votes are caught yelling, to get the the police will be outcome called again. It’s going to be a long hot summer he preferred. He needs to remember that he was children.” elected to represent the voters of New Hampshire. Now he’s saying the override vote may come “Thumbs down to Hudson for allowing major up without any prior notice. All representatives road work during the rush hour on Rte 102. Didn’t should stand up against this stunt. It is a betrayal you learn anything from the fiasco last year during of your responsibilities to the voters who elected the repaving project?” you to participate in this kind of procedural game playing. Shame on any Representative who helps “Thumbs up to Dave the custodian at Alvirne the speaker pervert democracy in this way. Your who always brightens my day!” constituents are watching and we will remember.”

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“Thumbs up, way up to all the wonderful people who stopped and asked my husband if he needed help - this happened on Old Derry Road on Tuesday where his car broke down - thank you..... it’s nice to know there are still people who take care of each other.” “Thumbs down! to the B Street bully. Act your age! Popping the children’s balls because they rolled into your driveway. Yelling at them because they are singing, and playing. They are just being children. Leave them alone! By the way ... blocking off the side of the road with caution tape so the children have to walk in the street with the cars is wrong and I believe its illegal! You do not own the street or the area you blocked off. Please take notice of that Hudson PD! Now you are picking on the dogs too! Following the neighbors around to take pictures of the dogs urinating on public property and calling the police about it. Really? Get a life! You have a dog. Shall we do the same to you? I hope the Hudson PD stops taking your calls. You are wasting their time and ours! You are the problem in this neighborhood! Not the children or the animals!” “Thumbs up to the Rodgers Memorial Library

and the library staff. Last Saturday we gave our out of town guests a tour while picking up passes to use at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. It was easy to reserve the passes in advance, and the staff was very helpful and extolled the building and the many services able to be offered during our ‘tour’. We enjoyed the comfy chairs for a bit and headed to Boston where we saved $44 by using the passes. The parking lot was full to overflowing with those attending the Coupon Event in the community room. Our guests were very impressed and we were very proud to have such a wonderful asset in Hudson.” “Thumbs up to Coach Rich for letting a player who normally does not pitch visit the pitchers mound. The game isn’t always about winning. It’s about the game of life and making a kid feel great about himself. ‘Thumbs up’ to both teams for supporting and encouraging this lil’ guy!” “Thumbs down to the HLN for changing the words of the ‘thumbs up’ to Jocko. You changed it from fire service to Nashua Fire. John started with the Hudson Fire Department as a call firefighter prior to joining Nashua. It was meant to be allinclusive, Nashua, Hudson, State and Federal.”

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June 4: Walking Tour at Center Springs Park, Manchester, NH. Come for a walk on the loop trail and explore this 55-acre urban park with its hills, brook, and gorge right in the center of Manchester. Children and their parents are especially welcome to this approximately one-and-a-quarter-hour and one-mile hike, with commentary on the history of the park. The terrain is difficult and wet in spots, and participants should wear sturdy shoes. Adults without children are also welcome. This history walk is part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s Trail Day program. Free. 1 p.m. (Rain date: June 5, 1 p.m.) 39 Lodge Drive. June 4-12: Gigantic Week Long Tag Sale, Manchester, NH. Shop our 10,000 square-foot sale for thousands of books, children’s toys and games, furniture, household goods, china, sports items, gardening equipment, framed artwork, holiday décor, linens, and items both useful and decorative. Parking is available along Pleasant Street and off Forest Street on the south side (no on-street parking on Forest Street). Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The History Center, 175 Pine Street. (860) 643-1823. June 6: Walking Tour of Historic East Cemetery, Manchester, NH. Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, executive director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network, and Susan Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society will lead the walk, pointing out interesting and historic stones and their symbolism. No rain date, so bring an umbrella if the weather’s poor. (Extreme weather cancels.) Free. 5:30 p.m. East Cemetery Office, off Harrison Street, down the hill from East Center Street. June 6: Origins of the American Revolution in NH, Wolfeboro, NH. In 1760, New Hampshire had a table government. That government collapsed by 1776 and it took until the early 1790s to restore the stability of the pre-Revolutionary era. The story of these changes is both fascinating and complex. Jere Daniell, Dartmouth College, presents this program that is hosted by the Wolfeboro Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. Community Center, 22 Lehner Street. (603) 569-6491. June 7: A Soldier’s Mother Tells Her Story, New London, NH. Speaking as Betsey Phelps of Amherst, whose son died at Gettysburg, Sharon Wood blends his story with that of other men who left their New Hampshire homes to fight for the Union cause and their families who supported them on the home front in this living history program. 7 p.m. Meetinghouse, 179 Little Sunapee Road. (603) 526-7444. June 8: The 2012 Fraud: Misreading the Maya & Their Calendars, Meredith, NH. How many Ends of the World have you lived through so far? The hysteria surrounding 2012 turns out to be the usual fraud and misrepresentation aimed at separating you from your money, and based on falsehoods about the Maya Calendars. Explore the history of the Apocalypse—mankind’s second oldest story—along with what the Maya Calendars are and how they work. Then, take a look at what the frauds and fearmongers say and “debunk” them yourself. R. P. Hale, of Aztec heritage himself, presents a fully illustrated and participatory program with a surprising conclusion. 6:30 p.m. Meredith Library. (603) 279-4303. June 8: The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking, Moultonborough, NH. In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. The program by Richard Hesse, UNH School of Law, explores the cast of characters called “founders,” the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned. 7 p.m. Moultonborough Library. (603) 476-8895. June 9: Purely for Pleasure, Bow, NH. The NH (Flower Show) Judges Council, an affiliate of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., will present a floral design program with Penny Decker, a renowned creative floral designer, National Garden Club-accredited Master Flower Show Judge and NGC Design Instructor for Flower Show schools. During her program, she will both entertain and educate as she creates several outstanding creative floral displays and shares her expertise with attendees. Completed floral arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the program. Admission fee. Tickets may be purchased at the door or ahead of time. 10 a.m. White Rock Senior Living Community, 6 Bow Center Road. (603) 224-9808; June 13: Covered Bridges of New Hampshire, Washington, NH. Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the NH transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given NH’s myriad streams, brooks, and rivers, it’s unsurprising that 400 covered bridges have been documents. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of the day. It may be native ingenuity and NH’s woodworking tradition that account for the fact


that a number of nationally noted covered bridge truss designers were NH natives. We will discuss covered bridge design and technology and learn about their designers, builders, and associated folklore. Highlighted by images of NH bridges, past and present, we will witness their ultimate transition from commonly used structures to historic icons. Hosted by the Washington Historical Society. 7:30 p.m. Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Road. (603) 495-3066. June 14: Susan B. Anthony – The Invincible, Salisbury, NH. Anthony’s life (1820-1906) is revealed decade-by-decade, paralleling social developments and major movements in the U.S. We hear of the Panic of 1837, the Dred Scott case, the Anti-Slavery Society, the Civil War, and the 14th and 15th amendments. She recounts her journeys across the country as she establishes a network of lieutenants working for women’s suffrage in Wyoming, California, Oregon, and the Washington Territory. We witness her involvement in the fight of women’s rights in factories, schools, colleges, courtrooms, and voting booths. Miss Anthony was willing to be caricatured, criticized, even threatened because she believed in equal rights for all, and she was willing to devote her life to that cause. Sally Matson portrays Susan B. Anthony in this living history program hosted by the Salisbury Historical Society. 7 p.m. Old Baptist Meeting House, 655 Old Turnpike Road. (603) 648-2551. June 14: Lizzie Borden Took an Axe - Or Did She?, Wakefield, NH. In 1892 Lizzie Borden, a

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“Thumbs down to the tenant that stated ‘isn’t that the landlord’s responsibility.’ First: You are absolutely right, it is, if the ‘landlord’ is made aware of the issue. Second: By you the tenant maintaining the property is the number one reason why your rent has never been raised. Third: By maintaining the property the ‘landlord’ has approved upgrades and amenities that for other tenants are ‘unnecessary.’ Before you run your mouth again you should also take into consideration that property taxes go up every year about $200 or more, property insurance also increases and not once has your rent been raised to cover the increases. Please call me any time with any issue, I will gladly rectify the problem: the Landlord.”

Munson of Nashua, son of Jodie Shattuck of Nashua and son of Matthew Munson of Hudson. He is also the grandson of Ellie Cawley and the late Joe Cawley of Nashua, and Helen Munson of Hudson and the late Robert Munson of Pelham. We are all so very proud of you! Nana.” “Thumbs up a big ‘thumbs up’ to Public Service. Guy and Bob were at Rolling Green to repair the transformer outage within minutes of my phone call. Great job, thank you so much!” “Thumbs down to the Litchfield resident on Brenton Street. Why is it you have to post negative comments about the Litchfield fire chief and others? Stand up and be a man, do not hide

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32-year-old single woman, was officially charged with the murder of her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA. The events that followed the murder would stir the curiosity of people across the nation. After four official criminal proceedings, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder. The case is a mystery that has inspired documentaries, television movies, plays, musicals, poems, a scholarly journal, and law school case studies. This presentation by Annette Holba, Plymouth State University, is designed to review the facts and explore evidence that some suggest point to Lizzie’s guilt and others say exonerate her. 7:30 p.m. Wakefield Brookfield Historical Society. (603) 522-5332. June 16: Understanding the Movies: The Art of Film, Wolfeboro, NH. Film is a powerful medium, generating billions of dollars and untold hours of entertainment around the world. Understanding how film creates and delivers ideas and how it shapes and reflects popular attitudes adds to our appreciation of the cinematic experience. Increase your film vocabulary and have fun discussing movies together. 7 p.m. Wolfeboro Public Library. (603) 569-2632. June 17: Wild and Colorful: Victorian Architecture in NH, Effingham, NH. Visually explore the tremendous legacy that New Hampshire possesses architecturally from the Victorian period (18201914). This program looks at the exuberant architecture across the state in houses, hotels, mills, city halls, courthouses, and churches, along with references to gardens, furniture, and other elements of the built environment. Elements of visual literacy will be examined by looking at form and detail and at how architecture can reflect the cultural and civil values of its time and place. 7:30 p.m. Historical Society, 1014 Province Lake Road. (603) 539-4091. June 21: The New England Town, Alton, NH. Ever wondered how American novels come to depict New England Towns? What local myths or vivid images come to mind for you? Jere Daniell, Dartmouth College, will focus on the New England village and its founding, towns and their depictions in novels, the “hows” and “whys” of town meeting, and more. He will link the history of towns, in general, to the history of Alton. Hosted by the Alton Historical Society. 7 p.m. Gilman Library, 100 Main Street. (603) 875-2488. July 2: Blues on the Merrimack, Newburyport, MA. As New England’s original blues cruise, the Newburyport Bluescruise continues to present outstanding entertainment in a unique and relaxing setting on the Merrimack River. Admission fee. 7 p.m. www.NewburyportBluescruise. com. July 8: An Evening with Rockapella, Wolfeboro, NH. Rockapella is a high-energy concert performance troupe of innovative entertainers whose clever wit, shtick, and tunes cover a broad entertainment spectrum keenly focused on musical excellence. Rockapella is a moniker that describes the group’s artful meld of rock and a cappella. They’re best known in the U.S. as the innovative entertainers whose clever wit, shtick, and tunes were the jetthrusters for the PBS kid-TV smash Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego? Admission fee. 8 p.m. Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road. (603) 569-7710; e-mail:; July 15: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, How Big Can You Get – 100 Years of Cab Calloway, Wolfeboro, NH. Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo

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submitted by UNH Cooperative Extension Landowners interested in forestry and wildlife on their woodlots can enhance their knowledge and skills this spring through programs offered by UNH Cooperative Extension’s Forestry and Wildlife Program. The “Caring for Your Forest Workshop Series” features four workshops. Landowners may attend one, two, or all four of these workshops. The cost covers refreshments and materials. UNH Cooperative Extension county Extension foresters and specialists as well as private foresters will teach the classes. Participants will be “in the field” for at least part of the day and should come prepared for weather. All four workshops take place at the Schwaegler Family Tree Farm at Indian Pond in Orford. The Tree Farm has been recognized as a New Hampshire Outstanding Tree Farm. Each workshop runs from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants should eat lunch before the workshop or come early to enjoy their picnic lunch by Indian Pond. Individual chapters of the just-published, second-edition of Good Forestry in the Granite State: Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices in New Hampshire will be provided as handouts during relevant sessions. The book also will be for sale. Workshops include: • June 10 – Roads and Trails on Your Woodlot: Learn the basics of woods road and recreation trail design, construction, and maintenance from Mike Lynch with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Sources of financial assistance will be covered. (only 10¢/word over • June 17 – Your Woodlot and Wildlife: Learn techniques you can use to create and maintain foraging, nesting, denning and cover for native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. We will also introduce you to a variety of financial assistance programs (EQIP, WHIP, NH Small Grants) that can help pay for habitat projects. • June 24 – Chainsaw Safety for Weekend Woodcutters: Instructor Spencer Laramie, experienced logger and trainer for the NH Professional Logger Program, will demonstrate safety equipment, chainsaw maintenance, hazard evaluation, and safe felling techniques. Hard hats will be provided. For questions about the program, call UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist Karen Bennett at 862-4861 or For registration questions, call Debra Anderson at 862-1028 or Online registration is available for these workshops at Co-sponsors are NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Timberland Owners Association, and NH Tree Farm.

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AHS Jazz Band Seniors John Padellaro and Katelyn Egan submitted by Bob Guessferd On Thursday, May 26, the Alvirne High School Gym/Auditorium was the setting once again for the annual Elias J. Brody Memorial Spring Concert. This concert is the third time each year that all of the immensely talented students in the Alvirne music program get the opportunity to perform together in front of their families, friends, and the entire Hudson community, showing off their varied musical skills that they have practiced for months. This is also the final farewell concert for Alvirne’s Senior performers, and emotions filled the room as each one was recognized for their contributions and efforts over the past four years. District Music Coordinator Gerry Bastien and Choral Director Elizabeth Beaton once again presented an amazing mix of musical genres, from the Alvirne Concert Band playing a medley of Led Zeppelin Songs, to the Alvirne Singers soulfully singing Bill Withers’ classic “Lean on Me,” to the Woman’s Choir singing “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical West Side Story, to the eight-part harmony “That Ever I Saw” that won the B-Naturals first place at the recent “Music in the Parks” competition at Six Flags New England, to the perennial favorite, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” featuring competing drum soloists Nick Kraemer and Eric Dupont. Soloists Taylor Morin, Lauren King, and Nathaniel Morse led a version of “Where Your Road Leads” that was especially meaningful for the departing Seniors. The Senior students in each group were recognized and presented with roses and in kind, each group presented their director with gifts to remember them by. While there were a few tears, these were tears that signified strong bonds that were formed between student and their mentors over the course of four “short” years. As the concert came to an end, there was no doubt that the music department’s mantra of “Choose to, Want to, Love to” was in full bloom this spring as another school year approaches its end. Seniors Taylor Morin and Peter Dubois

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by Doug Robinson Campbell High School recently honored graduating seniors who had achieved a 3.75 percent or higher grade point average. Seventeen students enjoyed an evening of their teachers honoring them at Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield. High School Principal Robert Manseau personally handed out a “special invitation” to those qualifying students, requesting them to attend the second Annual Dinner. Students were also asked to invite that special staff member who has been a “coach,” “mentor,” or someone at CHS who has had an impact on them during their school years.

Teachers taking to the podium expressed a nervousness and uneasiness about speaking in public. However, all teachers agreed that the night was a special honor for them to be a part of the student’s life just one more time. Teachers spoke about “how lucky I am,” and “he is smarter than me,” and how the students were “role models,” “dedicated,” “focused,” and about winning for themselves, their school, their families, and the community. Litchfield School Superintendent Dr. Elaine Cutler commented that this is “just the highlight of your student career. I guarantee there will not be a dry eye at the end of it. This is your moment in the sun. We are very proud of them. This is the class that came when I had my first year. They are bright and I cannot tell you how proud I am.”

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