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Volume 20 Number 36 March 19, 2010 20 Pages

From the Family of Zachary Tompkins:

A Tribute of Thanks to the Hudson Community

by Doug Robinson As seen through the young and innocent eyes of 11-year-old Zachary Tompkins, Zach’s view of the world was quite special. Zach believed that it was better to give than to receive. Zach learned this important lesson not only from his very caring parents, but also from the Hudson Community, or “village,” which actively participated in the raising of him. Zach lived his life as a positive reflection of his classmates, his community, his church, his sports buddies, his brothers, and his parents. Remembering the advice once given to her by Zach, fifth-grade Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) student, friend, and classmate Ashley Eppolito writes, “Be happy; you never know what tomorrow might bring. There’s no such thing as a bad day because you never know bad until it meets you.” Zach was a happy child. He never became angry, and he sometimes let his brothers win when playing a video game. Their feelings were more important to him than his winning the game. “We moved to Hudson because we knew that the ‘village’ would help raise our child,” comments Zach’s mother, Necole Tompkins. “We knew that the quality of life, the quality of people, the quality at the heart of this town is what we wanted for our children. Zach was a reflection of that quality of life and he radiated that love back to everyone. Everyone tells us that we are great parents and what a special kid Zach was. And yes, he was a special kid because he was a child raised by the ‘village’ or community of Hudson. It is the coaches, the football team, the baseball team, the staff of PMA, the fire department, the police department, the community of Hudson which helped raise this wonderful child. Zach was the mirror reflection of the Hudson community to all he met.” Like most parents, each night, the Tompkins tuck their three children into their beds with kisses on the foreheads, kisses on the cheeks, and kisses all over. Kisses of thanks and kisses of love are showered onto each child. Later, when the parents go to bed, parents again repeat the same process of checking, kissing, tucking, and offering words of praise to the child while the child sleeps. Life is good.

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that Monday morning, Zach was already sitting aside Jesus. And true to Zach’s temperament, he was probably asking Jesus more questions than Jesus could answer in one sitting. “Zach cried when he received his first and only B,” continued Necole. He was a perfectionist. Zach excelled in the classroom, the athletic field, and with relationships. “His teachers, coaches, classmates, friends, family, and loved ones need to know that they, too, share in the responsibility and recognition that Zach was a great kid and that as parents, we know that our community, our Hudson community, needs to share in those successes,” she continued. “Zach touched the lives of many through his school affiliation and his active participation in community sports,” wrote Mike Roberts, President, Hudson Youth Football. “He personified the ideal athlete as a HudsonLitchfield Bear. He went on to

And then, as Necole states, “Zach did not leave me. He is with me always. Jesus did not take Zach; Jesus received Zach. Jesus has bigger plans and a better purpose for Zach. Mike and I are lucky to have been Zach’s parents for just a short time.” While sleeping on his Tempurpedic bed, Zack Tompkins passed quietly away on March 8. When mom went to wake Zach for school on

become a dominant linebacker and made his mark as a top tackler. Zach touched the lives of so many with his continuous and infectious smile, and we will continue to admire him for his enduring, winning attitude.” Sister Maria Rosa, Principal at PMA, reflected that a Zach has “left a void at PMA that can never be filled.” Her reflections speak of “gentle

presence” and “innate sensitivity to the world around him and could turn any frown into an instant smile.” According to Necole, Zach’s “kindness, gratitude, sharing, and caring that he brought to others,” as stated by Sister Rosa, was the mirror reflection for which he had been blessed to receive by all those who supported and cared for Zach. Zach understood the meaning of love and Zach personified the gift of love, as he had received it by the community of Hudson. “We got a special gift from him. He did not suffer. Jesus was gentle. And we also know that our community, our Hudson community, has stood by us during his days of education, his days of on and off the field of sports, and at our church. Our Hudson community has continued to stand aside us and walk with us during these troubling times. Hudson is a very special community. Zach was special because of Hudson.” Time will dictate the true legacy of Zachary Tompkins. However, one has to believe that his legacy will involve that he was a mirror reflection of the Hudson community. The town of Hudson has its own legacy of grace, giving, gentleness, and community support. Zach’s lived and spirited that reflection of being a person of gentleness, grace, giving, sensitivity, and, most importantly, he represented a life that brought love and joy to so many people. “We are so very thankful to the Hudson community for helping us raise our child, Zach.” The family has established a scholarship account at Presentation of Mary (PMA) in Zach’s name and encourages those wishing to make a donation to do so by writing to The Zach Tompkins Scholarship Fund, C/O Presentation of Mary Academy, 182 Lowell Road, Hudson, NH 03051.

by Doug Robinson The 2010 Mr. AHS and Mr. AHS Seniors were recently crowned at the Alvirne Prom Fashion Show. AHS Senior contestants included Jerry Michaud, Tarek Rothe, and Scott Szuksta. Mr. AHS Contestants included John Adams, Jo Baldwin, Alex Berrigan, Alex Bryan, Brad Fernald, Matt Gaillardetz, Dan Fitzgerald, Stephen Huang, Nick Kraemer, Mike McLaughlin, Timmy Xaykosy, and Nick Goldsack. Outgoing 2009 Mr. AHS Senior John Conrad stated that his crowning year was filled with many memorable memories. He most enjoyed his Disney World vacation, especially his personal parade down Main Street USA, he said. Minnie Mouse told Conrad that “he was more entertaining than Mickey Mouse and he was welcome back to Disney World anytime.” Both AHS Senior contestants and Mr. AHS contestants competed in the categories of “talent” and the presentation of their fashions. According to Mr. AHS Senior Tarek Rothe, “My best talent is that I have no talent. Actually, my best talent is that I am a dad.” And with that, his little daughter walked onto the stage, and into his arms to the loud audience applause. Mr. AHS Senior Jerry Michaud sang

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Mr. AHS and Mr. AHS Senior Crowned

Jerry Michaud and Matt Gaillardetz celebrate their recent crowning of Mr. AHS Senior and Mr. AHS

“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” with his bevy of beauties supporting him, and Scott Szuksta danced up a storm, filling the stage with students dancing along. Mr. AHS Senior contestants provided entertainment, including dancing, singing, performing the drums, giving a monologue, singing in Chinese, tumbling, and even reading the mind-reading of a freshman mind in an effort to win over the judges as they demonstrated their talent. The crowning of Mr. AHS and Mr. AHS Senior was sponsored by the Alvirne Prom Committee, and the fashion show was made possible by the generous donations of David’s Bridal, Classic Tuxedo, and Anne’s Country Florals. The purpose

of the fundraiser was to help seniors defray the costs of their upcoming graduation prom. David’s Bridal and Classic Tuxedo provided the opportunity for the participants to “strut their stuff” as they walked the fashion plank-way. The ladies were dressed beautifully in brightly colored dresses offered by David’s Bridal. The men were dressed in tuxedos provided by Classic Tuxedo. From head to foot, all contestants looked sharp, crisp, and fully fashioncoordinated. Thanks to Anne’s Country Florals, the use of flowers as accessories completed the continued to page 7- Mr AHS

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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 Touchdown Club, Alvirne Library, 7 p.m., first Monday.

American Legion Post 48 & Auxiliary, Legion hall, 7 p.m., first Monday.

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. Beekeeping Association, Rec. Center, 7:30 p.m., first Saturday.

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Tuesday. Budget Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., third Thursday.

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, 7:30 p.m., third Monday. Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post, 7 p.m., third Thursday.

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

Friends of Alvirne Swim Team, Alvirne Library, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of the month.

Friends of the Library of Hudson, NH, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, 7 p.m., third Tuesday, every other month (except June – August) Friends of Hudson Natural Resources, Town Hall, 7 p.m., second Monday.

GFWC Hudson Community Club, Checkers Restaurant, 7 p.m., first Wednesday. GFWC Hudson Junior Club, 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 Area Moms Club, 10 a.m., Last Wednesday (except December)

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 20, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., Wednesdays. Hudson Boy Scout Troop 21, Wattannick Grange Hall, Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Hudson Cub Scout Pack 21 & 791, Hills Garrison Cafeteria, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hudson Democrats, Rodgers Memorial Library, last Thursday, 7 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 Senior Council on Aging activities, Community Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., every Wednesday and Thursday. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building, 7:30 a.m., every Thursday.

Hudson United Soccer Club Board Meetings, Hudson Police Community Room, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday. Kiwanis, Kiwanis Hall, 7 p.m., first and third Monday. (If Monday is a holiday, call 883-0374.) Knights of Columbus, St. Kathryn Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., first Wednesday.

Library Trustees, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 7 p.m., third Wednesday. Lions Club of Hudson Bingo, Kiwanis Hall, 4 p.m., second Saturday. Marine Corps League, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday.

Movie Night, Hudson Community Center, 7 p.m., first Friday of the month (October to May) Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters, Nashua Public Library, 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesday. Nottingham West Lions Club, Hudson Police Department Community Room, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesday. Open Space Subcommittee, Town Hall, 7 p.m., fourth Thursday.

Planning Board, Town Hall, 7 p.m., first, second, and fourth Wednesday. Recreation Committee, Rec. Center, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday.

School Board, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m., first and third Monday.

Sewer Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:30 p.m., second Thursday. Sons of the American Legion, Legion Hall, 8 p.m., first Monday.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), First Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 p.m. for weigh in, and 4:15-5:00 p.m. for the meeting. Tot Playgroup, Rec Center (Merrifield Park during summer months), 9:30 a.m., every Thursday. Trustees of the Trust Fund, Town hall, 3:00 p.m. fourth Thursday. VFW & Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., second Monday

VFW Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post, 7 p.m., first Monday

Water Utility Committee, Town Hall, BOS Meeting Room, 5:00 p.m., third Wednesday Wattannick Grange, Grange Hall, 7:30 p.m., first and third Monday (889-5575) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday


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Community Events

Saturday, March 20 The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club will hold a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Avenue, from 8-10:30 a.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come enjoy eggs, bacon, pancakes, baked goods, and more. Have fun with kid’s crafts, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds will be used for a joint project with the Hudson Community Club to plant a butterfly garden at Benson Park. For more information, contact Carol at 598-5274. The Litchfield Women’s Club will host their annual Bunny Breakfast at the Litchfield Middle School from 8-10:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast will feature all-you-caneat homemade pancakes, sausage, and beverages. There is a small cost for the breakfast, with a bargain rate for a family of four. Guest readers from Griffin Memorial School will tell seasonal tales from 8:30-9 a.m., just prior to the arrival of the Easter Bunny at 9 a.m. There will be basket raffles for all ages, a craft, and games for the youngsters. This is a community fundraiser, which benefits the club’s scholarship fund. Saturday, March 27 The Hudson, New Hampshire Special Olympics and the C.H.I.P.S. Committee will join hands to offer a Comedy/Auction/ Dinner/Dancing Fundraiser, an extremely entertaining night that will help raise money for a great cause. Your evening will be filled with a variety of events. An auction will take place, featuring many donated items from local businesses; comedians will entertain you; and a dinner and dance will follow. The event will be held at the VFW Hall, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund programs offered by both the New Hampshire Special Olympics and C.H.I.P.S. There is a cost for the tickets, with a discounted rate for groups of two or more individuals. Ticket prices include all entertainment and an Italian dinner. A cash bar will be available and a live and silent auction will be held. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Hudson Special Olympics at 881-8675 or the Hudson Police Department at 886-6011. The American Legion Hall, 3 Fulton Street, Hudson, will host a Meat Raffle to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at 3 p.m. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Come and take a chance at winning some delicious meats and area businesses’ gift cards while helping a great cause. For more information, call the American Legion at 889-9777. Tuesday, March 30 The Hudson Police Department will hold a community Blood Drive from noon-7 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center, 12 Lion Avenue. Saturday, April 3 The Hudson Kiwanis will be holding an Indoor Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kiwanis Hall, 14 Melendy Road. For more information, call Norm Cloutier at 889-4179, or e-mail


Starting Now Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson is now offering online Language Programs. The Rodgers Memorial Library has subscribed to the Mango Language Learning System, which is an online system that teaches foreign language and English as a second language conversational skills. Patrons can log on from home through the library’s Website—

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Monday, March 22 eBay education specialist, Glenn DellaMonica, will present an overview of buying and selling on eBay at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road (Route 102), Hudson.


Thursday, March 25 Members of the Hudson Democrats will gather for their biennial organizational meeting at the Rodgers Memorial Library at 7 p.m. They will elect committee officers for the next two years, as well as delegates to the Democratic State Convention in May. The Hudson Democrats have worked diligently to address the concerns of our state and nation during these difficult economic times, and we look forward to continuing our involvement in the coming years, both by presenting solutions to problems and by supporting the best candidates for public office. The Hudson Democrats meet the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. All interested residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 880-4908.

Religious Events

Saturday, March 20 Students from the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Litchfield are sponsoring a Spaghetti Supper from 4-7 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School. Funds will be used to help sponsor high school and junior high students seeking to attend Workcamp-NE this July. Workcamp-NE is a non-profit organization that provides home repairs, painting, and yard work services free of charge to residents who cannot afford these services commercially. Please come and support your work-campers! There is a small donation for the dinner. Many raffle items will also be available! For more information, contact Kelly Fraser at 424-8261. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Litchfield Presbyterian – A Community Church is hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner is free and open to any residents of Litchfield and Hudson. Litchfield Presbyterian is located at 259 Charles Bancroft Highway (Route 3A) in Litchfield. Call the church office at 424-6057 for more information.

School Activities

Friday, March 19 Alvirne’s National Technical Honors Society will be hosting a movie night for 3rd and 4th graders in the Hudson School District. We will be showing Area 51 and Where The Wild Things Are from 5-9 p.m. in the Alvirne Café, and will include movies, popcorn, a drink, and candy. Parents are welcome. Through the Month of March The celebration of “Youth Art Month” featuring student artworks, is now on exhibit in the vocational wing at Alvirne High School during the month of March. It will be open for the community to view during normal school hours and special events. Saturday, March 20 Come see the wackiest community event of the year at the Hudson Wacky Olympics – Kentucky Derby Style, which will be held at the Alvirne High School Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the derby begins at 6 p.m. Cheer on your favorite team of teachers, administrators, police officers, firefighters, or recreation staff, who will leave you chuckling for days! Enjoy dinner at the concession stand. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., Mondays; second and fourth Monday (June – August)

Boy Scout Troop 11, Litchfield Community Church, 7:00 p.m., every Monday during the school year. Campbell High Booster Club, Campbell High, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday. Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Thursday.

Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Library, 7:00 p.m., third Monday. (except January & July) Girl Scouts Adult Volunteers, Litchfield Service Unit, Litchfield Middle School, Art Room, 6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday. Anyone interested is welcome. Hudson/Litchfield Rotary, Hudson SAU Building,7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Library Events:

Library Trustees, Library, 7:00 pm., second Monday.

Litchfield Area Garden Club, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday, email for location.

Litchfield Lions Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Thursday.

Litchfield Republican Committee, Litchfield Tech Park, 480 Charles Bancroft Hwy, 7:00 p.m., third Thursday. For info, call 424-5487.

Litchfield Women’s Club, Litchfield Middle School, 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday. (July & August at member’s homes) Planning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday.

Recreation Commission, Talent Hall, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday.

Recreation Department activities: html The Club at LMS After-School Advisory Board, Litchfield Middle School, 6:00 p.m., last Monday, every other month during school year (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May) Zoning Board, Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., second Wednesday.

Campbell High School will hold the Winter Sports Athletic Awards Night. All winter athletes of Campbell High School and their parents are invited to attend Awards Night, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Campbell High School Auditorium. At this ceremony, each Varsity Team will present two special Athletic Achievement Awards. Additionally, each sport program will acknowledge its Student Athletes, and present Varsity Letters, Junior Varsity Letters, and Certificates of Participation. The Booster Club will make a presentation to Student-Athletes who have Lettered twice in Campbell High School sports as of this season. The Varsity Club is asking both students and parents to donate $1.00 upon entering the Auditorium to help support the “Hoops for Hunger” initiative sponsored by the NHIAA Basketball Committee. Refreshments will be served. Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28 The 13th Annual Alvirne High School Cabaret Weekend will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “When Radio Was King,” featuring performances by the Concert Band, Choral Groups, and Jazz Band with music from the ‘30s and ‘40s. There is a small cost for tickets, and they are available through Mrs. Debbie Ouellette at 880-4014. For more information, please visit

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Saturday, March 20, & Wednesday, March 24 The Hudson-Litchfield Youth Football and Cheer organization will hold open registration for the 2010 season on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-noon, and Wednesday, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hudson Recreation Center, 2 Oakwood Street. Football participation is grade-based and open to all Hudson and Litchfield children in grades 1-8, born between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2004. Spirit participation is open to all Hudson and Litchfield children ages 7-15, and must be age 7 by July 31, 2010. Completed registration forms should be brought with you (available for download at www.hlyfc. com), along with a copy of birth certificate (if you were not a 2009 participant), registration fee, and participation fee (go to www.hlyfc. com for a complete fee list). Saturday, March 20 Babe Ruth Baseball Tryouts for the upcoming spring season will be held at the Hudson Memorial School field at 9 a.m. for 13-yearolds and 11 a.m. for 14- and 15-year-olds. Participants should show up even if they were on a team last year. Please show up at least 15 minutes earlier to warm up! Players should have cleats, glove, hat, and a bat. The rain date will be Sunday, March 21, with the same time schedule. The Hudson Heat 14U Softball team will hold a Diamond Dreams Comedy Night Fundraiser to benefit the team’s participation in the Diamond Dreams National Invitational. The event will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Kings Court, 222 Central Street, Hudson, and will feature a comedy show, dinner, heads and tails, a raffle, and a silent auction. For information, or to purchase tickets, contact Mimi at 882-1618, or by e-mail at Wednesday, March 24 The Hudson Girls Softball League will hold a General Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Seabury Room at the Hudson Police Station. All coaches or team representatives are required to attend. Saturday, March 27 The Hudson Girls Softball League Junior/ Senior Division Tryouts and Clinics will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Gym, Route 102, Litchfield. The Junior tryouts will be from 8:15-10:15 a.m. and the Junior Clinic will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Senior Tryouts will be from 12:30-2 p.m., and the Clinic will be from 2:15-4 p.m. Sunday, March 28 Hudson Youth Baseball will host its annual Umpires Clinic at Nottingham West Elementary School from 4:30-6 p.m. Anyone 14 years and older interested in learning to be an umpire is invited to attend. All umpires are required to pursue certification in the National Umpires Association. Information and skills will be presented by experienced umpires. For more information, please contact Jeff Emanuelson, Umpire-inChief, at 889-0262 or

Fire Department meeting, Station House, 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday.

Litchfield Budget Committee, Campbell High, Media room, 7:00 p.m., fourth Thursday of the month.

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MooreMart’s Breakfast Event Honors Military Attendees

MooreMart co-founder Paul S. Moore, Captain Christine Chambers, General Stephen Burritt, and Sergeant First Class Brian D. Moore

submitted by Paul Moore On March 10, MooreMart hosted a breakfast event to honor our military troops and encourage support for the members of the armed services from the State of New Hampshire scheduled to be deployed to the Middle East in 2010-2011. The breakfast event was attended by dozens of veterans and active duty members of the

armed services, as well as Governor John Lynch and the entire New Hampshire State Senate. The focus of the MooreMart event was to honor our veterans and to mobilize community support for the upcoming 2010 deployment, which will be the largest deployment of the New Hampshire National Guard and Marines in the State of New Hampshire’s history. The featured speakers at the sold-out event spoke about the effect that community support can have on our troops serving overseas, and cited as an example the success of MooreMart’s five-year mission to supply our troops with requested supplies. To date, MooreMart has shipped over 25,000 care packages to members of the armed services serving overseas, as well as 2.7 tons of relief supplies to school and orphanages throughout the Middle East. MooreMart was started as a local effort by the Carole and Paul Moore in Litchfield as a way of supporting their brother, Brian, who was deployed with the New Hampshire National Guard in 2003. Five years and over 25,000 care packages later, the Moore Family is still standing behind members of the armed services from New Hampshire and encouraging local communities to do the same. Paul Moore, an event sponsor, encouraged the breakfast crowd consisting of retired veterans, active duty military, State Legislatures, and Senators to mobilize their respective communities to support our troops by writing cards and letters, adopting a military unit, and sponsoring and attending community events designed to support our troops during their deployment, such as MooreMart packing events. MooreMart’s next scheduled packing event will be held at the National Guard Armory in Nashua on June 17 and 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information about MooreMart, visit

To Benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Sat. Mar. 27th, 3pm

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• “You never know what you can do until you try.” 36 votes • “GMS leads to success.” 23 votes • “GMS brings out your best.” 36 votes • “Once a TIGER, always a TIGER.” 163 votes By a landslide, “Once a TIGER, always a TIGER” won the Kids’ Vote for 2010. So, let it be known throughout the Litchfield community that the new school motto for Griffin Memorial School is “Once a TIGER, always a TIGER.” Hooray!

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Katelyn Roy Wins Litchfield Lions Peace Poster Contest submitted by Litchfield Lions Club Katelyn Roy, a Litchfield Middle School student, won first place and a cash award from the Litchfield Lions Club for her artistic creation representing “The Power of Peace.” The presentation was made by the Litchfield Lions Club at a recent club meeting. On hand to celebrate the surprise announcement was her mother, Karen; aunts, Krissy and Collette; and her brother, Adam. Litchfield Lions Club President Matthew McQuesten said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Litchfield Middle School. “It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.” The poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme, “The Power of Peace.” The competition, open to students ages 11-13, was sponsored on the local level by the Litchfield Lions Club. Roy’s poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. Each year’s contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil, and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists’ life experiences and culture.


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Energize with Nuclear Power Oil is a diminishing and expensive source of energy, and coal is dirty. Alternative energy sources, including solar and wind power, can only provide 10 to 20 percent of our energy requirements. President Obama has increased government loan guaranties for new nuclear power plants from $18.5 billion to $54.5 billion, which should give impetus to the nuclear power industry. There are 20 nuclear plants undergoing decommissioning, and we could construct new 2,000 megawatt units at these sites for a reduced investment by using the existing infrastructure. Nuclear plants have provided clean, cheap, and safe power from 104 units. The only accident was at Three Mile Island, where almost all of the radiation was contained in the containment building. Subsequently, the NRC made changes in how it regulates nuclear power plants, and this has significantly reduced any risk to public safety. We have to address the problem of leaking radioactive wastewater from underground pipes. The solution might be using higher quality pipes, or moving the pipes above ground where they can be easily monitored. Another problem is the disposal of nuclear waste, which has been collecting on plant sites. The solution is to neutralize and recycle the waste. France has perfected a process to recycle nuclear waste, and it is able to generate 80 percent of its energy requirements from nuclear power. We need more nuclear power plants to counter the effects of global warming, eliminate foreign oil purchases, and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Donald A. Moskowitz - Londonderry

Get Ready to Give Blood Every year, many potential donors are unable to give blood for a variety of reasons, including low iron or lack of positive identification. Believe it or not, your diet on the days leading up to donation can greatly impact your donation experience. Remember these three principles for an optimum blood donation experience. Hydrate: Be sure to start hydrating at least three (3) days before your donation. By drinking enough water before donating, you can speed up the donation process. It also makes your veins more accessible and you will bounce back faster. Iron: Also be sure to consume foods with high iron content. Iron-rich foods include, raisins, beans, peas, dried fruits, red meat, peanut butter, and fish. Eating foods that are high in Vitamin C, along with iron-rich foods, can increase iron’s absorption. Iron is important for energy production. Positive ID: In order to donate blood, you must present valid identification. You may present one of these items: donor ID card, student ID, driver’s license, or passport, or two of the following items: social security card, birth certificate, library card, voter registration card, club or museum membership, insurance card, payroll stub, vehicle registration, or personal checkbook with name and address. Remember the basic requirements for donating blood. You must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health on the day of the donation. If you have medical questions about donating blood, call 1(800) 462-9400, ext. 2210. If you are have any questions about the actual blood drive, please call Jamie Iskra at 816-2236 or e-mail

Please attend the Hudson Police Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 30, noon to 7 p.m., at the Hudson Community Center. Information is provided by the American Red Cross; please visit Jamie Lee Iskra, Hudson Police Department Hudson

Benson Brush Burning The Benson Park Committee will be having a Brush Burning at the park to get ready for spring and clear a lot of debris from our snow, rain, and wind storms. The Committee is looking for volunteers to participate in this clean-up, to be held March 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., weather permitting. We could use trucks for hauling brush, saws, etc. if you have any. Please wear boots due to the ground possibly being muddy. Lunch will be served for volunteers. The committee will send e-mails to all volunteers by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 19, if the weather does not cooperate. If you are not on an e-mail list, please check HCTV for any cancellations. We look forward to seeing you there. Pat Nichols, Clerk, Benson Park Committee Hudson

Thank You for Supporting My Re-election I would like to thank those of you that supported my bid for re-election on March 9 by coming out and casting your vote for me. I do not take the responsibility you have entrusted to me lightly and I am very happy that I have the opportunity to continue serving as your Fire Chief. I will continue to put forth all of my efforts to keep and improve the safety of our community. For those of you that voted for my opponent, whether it was because you truly felt he had a better message, because you disagree with me personally, or simply because you wanted change, I do recognize that there are some members of this community who feel that I can do a better job. The safety of every citizen, guest, and employee of our Fire Department has always been, and will continue to be, my top priority, but know that I have taken what I’ve heard during this campaign to heart. While I will not compromise when it comes to the safety and well-being of those that I am responsible for protecting, I realize that there are changes that are within my power and I will be working to make those improvements. Thank you again for your support; I will not let you down. Be safe. Thomas B. Schofield, Chief of the Department, Litchfield Fire/Rescue - Litchfield

Thank You for Your Support! I would like to thank the voters in Litchfield who supported my election to the School Board. I appreciate all the candid questions and conversations about what you see as important issues in our town. It was a pleasure speaking with so many different people throughout the campaign. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our community for the next three years and am committed to doing my best for you. Mary M. Prindle - Litchfield

Thank You from Litchfield Police The members of the Litchfield Police Department would like to thank all of the residents of Litchfield for voting in two very important articles on March 9. The first article was the additional police officer. We understand how tight household budgets are, especially during these economical times. This vote reassures the officers that they have the public support in matters of safety. The second article was that of the police contract. This article was crafted to keep Litchfield competitive with the surrounding police agencies, also keeping in mind the taxpayer. I feel that this goal was met. The officers and staff at the police department are grateful for the support residents showed at the polls. We will continue to provide the best services we can to the residents of Litchfield.

Much Appreciated My name is Nancy Poulin and I am the President of the Hudson Federation of Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRPs). I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the taxpayers of Hudson, for your positive vote on our contract at last Tuesday’s polls. The part-time paraprofessionals and food service personnel greatly appreciate your support. Thank you. Nancy Poulin, Hudson Federation of PSRPs, Local 6245, AFT-NH, AFL-CIO - Hudson

Hoops of Hope My name is Laura Goudreau. I am a senior at Alvirne High School and I am hosting an event called Hoops of Hope. The Alvirne Ambassadors are putting it on. It is Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the event, participants will shoot 300 free-throw shots and get sponsors. All money raised will go to the Hoops of Hope foundation. This foundation was started by a 12-year-old boy, Austin Gutwein. It raises money for orphans and others in Africa affected by AIDS/HIV. This is an open invitation to the public to come and watch the event. There will be baked goods and lunch sold at tables, music playing, and a video presentation on the Hoops of Hope foundation. Support from local businesses is also greatly appreciated if any would like to sponsor this event by giving a donation. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Children and Schools are the Focus I am so grateful to the people of Hudson for electing me to the School Board and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me, especially some special people who went above and beyond. They include Kathy for her artistic advice, Courtney for her awesome t-shirts, and Elaine for moral support. Tom and Stephanie for standing by my side and wearing your t-shirts proudly. To my friend, Stacy—without her, I would have lost my mind. This experience has made me realize what I always knew to be true—that my friends will always have my back, and for that, I thank you. Children are the number-one priority in my professional and personal life and will continue to be the main focus in my position as a public official. I can promise you that I will listen to anybody in town who comes to me with a question

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More Letters to our Editor. . . . Thank You for Voting for School Warrant Article 2 On behalf of Hudson teachers, full-time paraprofessionals, nurses, and professional employees, I want to sincerely thank the citizens of Hudson who voted for School District Warrant Article 2, which provides the funding for our new collective bargaining agreement. Our members work hard each day to provide students in our public schools with a quality education. Your support is greatly appreciated. Virginia Lunt, President, Hudson Federation of Teachers - Hudson

Thank You to All Litchfield Voters Thank you to the over 1,700 Litchfield residents that took time out of their busy day to vote last Tuesday. And a heartfelt thankyou to all those that supported my effort to win a seat on the Budget Committee. I do appreciate that support. I would like to encourage more citizens to get involved with their local government. It is your town and your schools. Your opinion counts. Please either try to attend Board of Selectmen, School Board, and Budget Committee meetings, or watch them on cable channel 21 or 22 and provide your input and opinion. Engage your representatives in respectful discussion. We elect our representatives to cast their votes and make decisions for us. We owe it to these representatives and to ourselves to stay informed, watch, listen, and provide the necessary checks and balances in

order to keep our town and school running efficiently, while keeping within the financial ability of the taxpayers to pay for it all. Thanks again for your support! Chris Pascucci - Litchfield

Supporting SB 489 for Expanded Gambling The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, an organization that represents the concerns of business people on town, county, state, and national legislation and political affairs, is taking the lead and stepping up by stating its support of SB 489 relative to expanded gambling in New Hampshire, which, if passed with state approval, would then include a vote of consent by the local community. The Board of Directors met on Tuesday, March 16, at which time they discussed and reviewed the potential advantages and disadvantages of pending Senate Bill 489. After the discussion, they voted to take the initiative to speak up in support of this legislation. The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce views this pending gambling legislation as a way to increase economic development and expansion, create new permanent and contract jobs, increase both state and local tax revenues, and the potential for local business growth, as beneficial to our community and state. The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce encourages any organization, business, or person that is in favor of this legislation to support the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce by contacting the Chamber office at 889-4731 and, in

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Outstanding Service After Storm Damage A big thumbs-up to Northeast Exteriors of New Hampshire. A week ago last Thursday, we had devastating 70-80 mph winds. The next thing I knew, we had water pouring in the house. I quickly got on the computer and researched roofers; within three minutes, my phone call was returned by Ron from Northeast Exteriors of New Hampshire. Thirty minutes later, he was at our house to assess the damages. Mind you, this was all in the pouring rain. Forty-five minutes later, Ron had an emergency crew sent to our home to patch our roof. Upon leaving, Ron told us to contact our insurance company. The insurance adjuster came out and said that they would allow us only $500 for emergency patches. We called Ron, and once again, he came through; he dealt with the insurance company for us. The bottom line is that he was able to get us $5,200 towards a new roof from our insurance company. Thank God for Ron Comerford and Northeast Exteriors of New Hampshire! Andrew Cotter - Londonderry

Repeal of LLC Tax Defeated As we were going to press Wednesday afternoon, Representative Jordan Ulery (Hudson, Litchfield, and Pelham) called to advise us that the repeal of HB 1661, Limited Liability Corporations (LLC) tax, was defeated by the House by a vote of 190-150. More information will be provided in next week’s edition.

2010 Census Jobs: Your Help Isn’t Just Wanted – It’s Needed submitted by U. S. Census Bureau Preparations are underway at the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct the 2010 Census. Once every 10 years, an effort is made to count every person living in the United States and its territories. In order to complete this huge undertaking, the Census Bureau will be hiring hundreds of thousands of census takers in support of peak census operations. If that seems like a lot, consider that those census takers, also known as Enumerators, will be counting millions of people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. The Census Bureau is currently looking for friendly and outgoing people to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return their 2010 Census questionnaire. These temporary, part-time positions offer good pay and flexible hours, and you will mostly work in your own community. It’s probably the best temporary, part-time job to come along in 10 years! There’s also the satisfaction of contributing to this important task. The Census Bureau is mobilizing such a large force to ensure that every person is counted. The census data collected are used as vital information for community improvements, transportation planning, educational services, and even emergency preparedness. It’s also used to determine your community’s representation in government and to direct hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, allocated for local projects, such as highways and bridges, public health, and community-based programs. It’s important to make sure your community is accurately counted to ensure that it receives all it deserves. The Census Bureau is counting on people just like you to help get the job done. The 2010 Census questionnaire will be delivered to every household in the spring of 2010. It contains a few simple questions that allow every man, woman, and child in that household to be counted. Heads of households are then required by law to complete and return it for tabulation. However, some questionnaires are not returned. That’s where someone like you can help in contacting those in your community who did not return the questionnaire and interviewing them directly for this vital information. New Hampshire offices: Bruce Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau, 163 Loudon Road, 2nd Floor, Concord, NH 03301, 573-9470;



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CHS FIRST Team Enters First Regional Competition submitted by Cindy Hansberry He sets, he shoots, he scores! Meet Campbell High School’s newest soccer phenom, BIOS, an honest-to-goodness robot created by CHS’s inaugural For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) team and engineered to master a specific challenge at this year’s BAE Systems FIRST Robotics Competition called “Breakaway.” Led by their Physics Teacher and Coach, Patrick Kaplo, this enthusiastic group of potential engineers and technicians received their kit in early January and had six short weeks to build a robot that would be placed on a 27 by 54-foot field for three-on-three soccer matches held March 5 and 6 at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The group chose “Potential Energy” for their team name and organized into smaller groups to address Design, Electrical, Mechanical, Marketing, Strategy, Software, and

Digital Arts challenges. of our alliance partners mistakenly deleted all the operating codes “The 30 CHS students on our robotics team, ‘Potential Energy,’ for their robot, which resulted in it not moving at all for the final performed admirably in our first regional competition this match. Although we ultimately tied 1-1 while shorthanded in the weekend,” stated Coach Kaplo. “We finished 26 of 48 in the 3-on-2, it wasn’t enough.” standings and played a total of 10 matches on an alliance with two “Our students represented the school well and we had plenty other teams.” of fan support. Many thanks to all who could make it!” enthused “In the earlier rounds, we had some difficulty getting our new Coach Kaplo. kicker fully integrated and functioning during the autonomous period,” continued Coach Kaplo. “After the hectic start on Friday and plenty of frenzied adjustments, the team started performing better and ran a sevengame unbeaten streak, which brought us to our highwater mark of 11th place in the rankings. Going into our final match, the team was well positioned to have a shot at advancing into the final rounds and spirits were high. Campbell High School FIRST team members shown at their inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition with team robot BIOS. Back row: Jeremy Johnson, Tim Beauregaurd, Bobby Cautela, Evan Ordway, Matt Harden, Bobby Harte, Alex Efstratiou, Shannon Langtry, Lucas Dube, Steph Unfortunately, Loeb, Seth Miller, Evan Leith, Spencer Soulard, Chris Rhodes, Geoff Pomerleau, Nick Forrence, Mike Ortolano, Tim Basey, Joe Kang, Zach moments before Waggoner, Matt Rafferty, Jess Rau, Matt Roberge, Kevin Driscoll, John Battaglia, Coach Patrick Kaplo. Front row: Rebecca Howard, Valerie the start of the Plunkett, Hayden Leith, Ryan Coyne, Rita Wang final match, one

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Aubrey D’Entremont, Bryan Connolly, and Katie Haynes of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at New England College Adam Auclair of Hudson was named 7 4 9 2 to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at the University of Akron, Oh as Bio-chemistry major. Auclair 6 5 is a 2009 graduate of Alvirne High School. 9 5 1 2 Kimberly DeCosta of Hudson has been named to Curry College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester. 7 9 2 Congratulations to Allyson Smith of Litchfield for graduating cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies. 3 4 8 9 Kristina Wilson of Hudson has been named to the Deans List at Stevens Institute of Technology for the fall semester. She is majoring 8 1 6 in Chemical biology. Machinist Mate Petty Officer third Class Kyle Beliveau recently graduated from Naval Nuclear Power Training School in Charleston, 7 5 4 8 SC. Kyle was awarded the Personal Excellence Award for outstanding performance. He has been assigned to the USS Ronald Regan in San Diego, CA. He is a 2007 graduate of Alvirne High 9 2 School and is the son Michael and Marie Beliveau of Hudson. Alysha N. Lesieur of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at 6 8 3 5 Western New England College for the fall semester of 2009. Jessica Gagnon (Human Services) and Katie Hawkins (Business Puzzle 4 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.38) Management) of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Generated by Springfield College for the 2009 fall semester. Daniel Melville (Marketing), Jason Westover (Computer Answers on page 18 Information Technology), Kayla Johnson (Graphic Communications), Sponsored by: and Ashley Simone of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Franklin Pierce College for the 2009 fall semester. Derek M. Beaulieu of Hudson has been named to the President’s List at Western New England College for the fall 2009 semester. Beaulieu is a freshman majoring in Pre-Pharmacy. Richard McLaughlin (Business Administration) and Matthew Veves (Entrepreneurship) of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Bryant University for the fall 2009 semester. Kelly A Giaquinto, Crystal L. Landry and Nancy Merlino of 50 FERRY ST. 370 MAIN ST. Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester at HUDSON, NH NASHUA, NH Saint Anselm College. Evan LaRoche of Hudson has been accepted at Thomas College in Waterville, ME, starting in September 2010, where he plans to major in Accounting and Financial analysis. LaRoche is the son of Michael and Susan LaRoche. Austin Sullivan of Hudson and member of the graduating class of 2011 at Skidmore College has earned honors for the fall semester. Don’t miss all the happenings around town. He is the son of Barry and Sandra Sullivan. Kara Potter of Litchfield has recently graduated from NHTI - Concord’s Community College with a professional certificate in “Good for the Community” to get the scoop. Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Erica Demmons, Jennifer Gleason, Jacqueline Lattinville and Amber Nadeau of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Mount Ida College for the 2009 fall semester. Alyssa Mooney (Undecided Business) and Yiyi Xia (Economics – Finance) of Hudson have been named to the President’s List at Bentley University for the 2009 fall semester. Danielle Anctil (College of Arts and Sciences) of Litchfield and Chloe Ainley (School of Nursing) of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairfield University for the fall 2009 semester. Aaron Fellows of Hudson and member of the graduating class of 2013 at Connecticut College has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester. Shawn Q. Augustine of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University of New York for the 2009 fall semester. Lindsay Corkum, Jennifer Fahey, Dyan Lebourdais, William MacKay, Max Mahoney, Matthew Pelletier, Gina Pfingston, Alyssa Sullivan, Kathryn Yerry, and Ashley Draper have been named to the Dean’s List at Northeastern University for the 2009 fall semester. Justin Savoie and Zachary Sayward of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Nichols College for the fall 2009 semester. Robin Pappal of Hudson earned a perfect fall semester 4.0 grade point in Boston College’s grueling biology and chemistry program. Robin made the Boston College first honors Dean’s List for the Please join us at our second straight semester. Andrew Belliveau and Jessica Brun of Hudson as well as Patrick McInnis and Leia Sturtevant at the First of Litchfield were named to Congregational the Dean’s List at Quinnipiac


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University for the fall 2009 semester. Christopher Brennan of Litchfield and Nicholas Denaro of Hudson have been named to the Dean’s List at Providence College for the 2009 fall semester. Shannon Frenette of Hudson, a junior majoring in Nursing at Colby-Sawyer College, appears in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Frenette is one of 56 students from Colby-Sawyer College highlighted in Who’s Who as outstanding campus leaders. Air Force Airman Matthew J. Nenni graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Nenni is a 2004 graduate of Campbell High School and is the son of Christine Gannon of Litchfield and William Misek of Nashua. Timothy Whitney of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, for the 2009 fall semester. He is majoring in Engineering, and is an Alvirne High Matthew J. Nenni School graduate. Army National Guard Private First Class Bryan T. Wilcox graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. He is the son of Jan and Steve Wilcox of Hudson as well as a 2007 Alvirne High School graduate. Michael Mergenthaler of Hudson was recently honored as a member of the 2009 list of prestigious Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Kayla S. Johnson of Hudson has been to the Dean’s List at Franklin Pierce University for the fall semester. She is majoring in Graphic Communications and minoring in Advertising and Fine Arts. She has also been named captain of the Ravens softball team. William Eaton of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at Northeastern University for the fall 2009 semester. Eaton is majoring in Biology. Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that freshman, Ian Jutras, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry R. Jutras of Hudson was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2009 semester. Zachary Sayward of Hudson has been elected Vice President of the Student Government Association at Nicholas College in Dudley, MA. Sayward is a Sport Management major in the class of 2011. This year, he has increased his involvement on campus as an active member of the Sport Management Club and contributed heavily to the class of 2011’s fundraiser. In his role he will address student concerns directly to the Zachary Sayward appropriate department on campus. The following Hudson residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the 2009 fall semester: Margaret Allard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Allard, is majoring in Biology and Biotechnology; Stephen Mann, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mann, is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Adam Pastorello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Pastorello, is majoring in Interactive Media and Game Development. The following Litchfield residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the 2009 fall semester: Joshua Matte, son of Mr. and Mrs. David P. Matte, is majoring in Mechanical Engineering; and Brian Tate, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Tate, is majoring in Computer Science. Tyler R. Draper and Ashley M. Noel of Hudson and Caitlin E. Kelly of Litchfield have been named to the Dean’s List at Stonehill College for the 2009 fall semester. Caroline R. Brotzki of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at Binghamton University for the 2009 fall semester. Daniel Earl of Hudson has been named to the Dean’s List at Messiah College for the 2009 fall semester. Sarah Viafora, daughter of Susan Kamacho of Litchfield and Thomas Viafora of Manchester, has been named to the Dean’s List at Endicott College for the 2009 Talk to fall semester. She is majoring in Communication. Sabrina E. Wagner and Talk Lesley to J. Whitney of Hudson have been Send your stories and photos Send Send your stori stori named to the Dean’s List at your to to to news@arean news@arean Becker College for the 2009 fall semester. Kyle Endyke of Litchfield has been named to the Dean’s List Talk to for the 2009 fall semester at Talk to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Aimee Chase of Send Hudson hasstories Send your your stories and and 12 and older $6, 6-12 $5, under 6 free Send your stories and photos beenDoggie named to the Dean’s List to news@areanewsgr to news@areanewsgr Daycare & Training Center to at the University 70 Rangeof Rd, Maine Windham at 890.6239 Farmington for the 2009 fall semester.

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The IRS Tax Code allows for numerous tax advantages pertaining to education mostly for post-secondary expenses. The advantages include: the taxability of educational assistance received by taxpayers or their dependents in the form of scholarships, grants, fellowships, qualified education reductions and employer provided education assistance. Tax deductions such as the tuition and fees deduction and student loan interest deduction that are found in the adjustments section of the Form 1040 and lower the AGI on the income tax return. However they are subject to phase-out limitations for high income tax brackets. And last, the business deduction for work related expenses that are taken on SCH A as a miscellaneous deduction subject to 2% of the AGI. Tax credits that are allowed by the tax code for education include the Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Both are non-refundable credits that are subject to phase-out limitations. (Note: One of the provisions of the ARRA was “The American Opportunity Credit” available for tax years 2009 and 2010. It basically expanded and renamed the existing Hope Credit making it available to a broader range of taxpayers; including many with higher incomes and those who have no tax liability. [Up to 40% of the amount of the credit for which you are eligible is refundable]. It also adds required course materials to the list of qualifying expenses and allows the credit to be claimed for four post-secondary education years instead of two. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student.) The tax code provides for education savings programs in the form of Coverdell ESA plans and qualified tuition plans (also known as QTP’s or Section 529 plans). Neither of these saving programs allow for a present tax reduction in the form of deductions or pre-tax benefits. They do allow the taxpayer to invest funds with earnings growing tax free. Distributions remain tax free for qualified expenses. The Education Savings Bond program allows for qualified bonds to grow tax free and remain tax free when cashed in to pay for qualified education expenses. This program is subject to phase-out limits. Finally we have the exception from penalties for the early withdrawal of Traditional IRA funds when used for qualified education expenses. Remember, the penalty may be wavered, but the distribution will still be taxable. This transaction will raise the AGI, taxable income and possibly increase the tax bracket in the year of distribution which can affect other areas of the return. Needless to say, we can not do justice to explain all of these programs to their fullest potential in this short space; however we would like to mention a few pertinent details. The definition of the terms qualified expenses; eligible educational institution and eligible student, though used in most of the programs vary to some degree. The majority of these programs pertain to post-secondary education only. The Coverdell ESA and qualified tuition reductions provided by some eligible educational institutions are also geared for primary and secondary education. If you are already at an income level that would disallow your use of the credits, deductions or programs that are subject to phase-out limitations or feel that the possibility exists of being at that level in the future when your dependents are ready for this phase of their education, then you should consider partaking in the savings programs such as the Coverdell and QTP (529) plans. For further information on these various tax benefits/programs, please visit our website @ under Seminars - Tax Benefits for Education. Next Week: State of NH Tax Returns Have a tax question? E-mail


Annual NHIAA and NHADA Athletic Academic Awards Program on Monday, March 15. Class I was presented at 9:30 a.m. and Class M met at 11:30 a.m. Governor Lynch and the First Lady were present to welcome the assemblies, as well as read the “Proclamation,” declaring the day as “Athletic Academic Awards Day.” The Keynote Speaker was Jamie Staton, Sports Anchor for WMUR. The event was held at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. This is the 23rd year for females and the 12th year for males to receive this highly distinguished award. NHIAA high school student athletes from throughout New Hampshire will be recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence. Award recipients are nominated each year by their school principals based on criteria that requires high school seniors to have a B+ grade point average, actively letter in at least two varsity sports, participate in community service activities, and serve as role models to their peers. At the awards ceremony, each student athlete will receive an award certificate and a commemorative pin. The recipients from Campbell High School are Molly Delano, Stephanie Loeb, Alexandria Nicoll, Kara Reid, Ryan Donaghey, Jacob Lang, Evan Ordway, Patrick Queenan, and Spencer Soulard.

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submitted by Mike Cote The Litchfield Rec Basketball girls Grades 5/6 championship team, the No Names, compiled a 14-2 record throughout the season and won the Championship on March 7 at Litchfield Middle School to end a great season. Although they called themselves the “No Names,” local schools should remember their names for the future. Front row: Coach Don D., Maddie C., Hannah C., Jess M., Coach Mike C., Emily B. Back row: Sarah H., Abby Q., Caitlyn H., Danielle M., Talia H., and Meg D.

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The team is still in shock after battling bouts of various illnesses, and kudos go out to all the team members who all worked hard and stepped up. It was a real team effort from all the student athletes. The team consists of the following members: Seniors Jessica Pinault (co-captain) and Elyse Killgren; Juniors Samantha Baril (co-captain), Sera Stackpole (co-captain), and Samantha Soulard (cocaptain); Sophomores Jennifer McLaughlin, Ashlyn DanielNuboeur, Meghan Sweeney, and Dayna McQueen; Freshmen Alexandra Nolan, Ashley Briand, Kaitlin Kidder, Shannon Kerrigan, Kiley Bourque, Jamie Carty, Sierra Vaillancourt, and Nicole Gray. Thank you, ladies, for an amazing, fun season.

submitted by Renee Lubinski Congratulations to the Campbell Varsity Winter Spirit team, who placed second out of 16 teams this past weekend at the NHIAA Varsity Winter Spirit Competition and qualified for Regionals.

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HB1588 – To Repeal the $30 Surcharge on Motor Vehicle Registrations. Last year, the fee to register a car doubled due to a $30 surcharge. This bill would have repealed that surcharge. The Hillsborough, District 27 Boehm, Ralph (R) To Repeal Surcharge Christiansen, Lars (R) To Repeal Surcharge Doherty, Shaun (R) To Repeal Surcharge Haefner, Robert (R) To Repeal Surcharge Jasper, Shawn (R) To Repeal Surcharge Ober, Lynne (R) To Repeal Surcharge Ober, Russell (R) To Repeal Surcharge Renzullo, Andrew (R) To Repeal Surcharge Ulery, Jordan (R) To Repeal Surcharge Gandia, Laura (R) Not Voting/Excused Hardy, Valerie (D) Not To Repeal Surcharge Knowles, John (D) Not To Repeal Surcharge Knowles, Mary Ann (D) Not To Repeal Surcharge

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“Thumbs down to the telephone survey that seems to be aimed at pro-gambling for Hudson. It seems to me like a softening up effort by the gaming industry for Hudson’s future. Pressure is beginning applied by the big money sponsors headed by former state senator Clegg by getting the new Hampshire legislature to jam this proposal down our throats.” “Thumbs up to the Pink Panthers for winning the Girls Grade 3/4 Basketball Championship!!! You girls played awesome!!! Way to go!!!”

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“Thumbs up to the Litchfield girls Rec 5/6 basketball team who finished a great season Sunday with a come from behind victory. They played hard all season and proved that hard work is rewarded in the end. Dani, Talia, Meg, Sarah, Abby, Emily, Jess, Maddie, Hannah and Caitlyn you were a pleasure to coach and fun to watch. Hope to see you all on the court next season!”

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you vote for us we will vote for you in town, how tacky. Remember face-book is seen by all. How many other changes or building codes did you ignore, dumping unwanted goods somewhere.” “Thumbs up to the Litchfield voters for moving the community forward and in a new direction. Let’s hope the continual bickering and bashing will cease with a new town administrator governing the “pulse” and needs of the community fairly.” “Thumbs up and thank you to the public service employees; teachers, police and fire personnel throughout the state of NH who continue to serve their communities. Keeping their community members safe, educated and informed. You are appreciated! Norm Cloutier “ & Sons “Thumbs up to Sean S. Happy 40th Birthday! You are the best husband and father we could ask for! Sean you are our world! Enjoy your day! All our love, Tina and Parker XO.”

“Thumbs up to all our wonderful Litchfield teachers. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you do for our children. Please know how much you are appreciated!” “Thumbs down. The Hudson election results posted in HLN show two columns of numbers but sadly they are not labeled as to votes for/ votes against.” “Thumbs down to the Mistress of Mean! I still have a right to live in my house even though you don’t like it. My name is on the deed. BTW, the false charges you’re trying to bring against me are not legal. I’ll happily go with the police … and return with them when they come to take you

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“Thumbs up to Alvirne’s Class Act for their success at the NHETG Regional Drama “Thumbs up to Will and Pat Jewett. We Festival! They qualified to perform at the State will miss Will especially at the Memorial Day Festival in Gilford the weekend of March 26th. Celebrations.” Congratulations to the author of ‘How May I Help New Maintenance Customers You?’, Scott Bernstein, and to co-directors Scott “Thumbs down to the Green Meadows casino and Shawna Holt. The cast & crew worked really proposal and ‘thumbs down’ to Lynne Ober for hard to make this a wonderful show! Another supporting it. Did she even write the letter that ‘thumbs up’ to Jon Adams who did a great job as this paper published or did she let the lobbyists the lead and to the teachers & drama coaches who write it for her? She and other supporters are always give so much time & effort into putting on so fixated on spending the casino revenue that outstanding productions; Jen LaFrance, Suzanne they will not listen to any ‘scare tactics’ a.k.a. Callis & Lauren Denis.” facts from the opposition. Casinos will only give reason to increase spending New Maintenance Customers and then when they don’t generate the revenue they promise taxes will increase. How about we spot spending and keep Hudson a family friendly place?”



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“Thumbs up to my wonderful mother Linda who helps my family so much. She takes time out of her busy schedule to help watch our children and is always there when we need her. She is a true blessing and K&B love you so much. Love Heather”

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scamming them each and every day. The scam is on, and don’t let them fool you / you’re getting taken for a ride ( Yes, Gambling is gambling, but deliberate and out right cheating is wrong no matter who does it ). We the people say what’s OK!!! Wake them up America and shut them down / they are legally stealing more money from us than the banks, Shut them all down!!!” “Thumbs down to ‘BRVHRT’ for passing the bus with its lights flashing while children got on!”

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“Thumbs down. Way to go Litchfield voters! Approving the new town Administrator position with a starting cost of $116,200 per year (that won’t go up, right?). How long do you think it will be before the new Administrator needs an assistant? After all, he/she can’t do all of that new paperwork on their own. And the assistant will have vacation time and O I S sick days, so they’ll need a part L GA time staffer to fill in, right? And the position of Administrator is to “help the town departments SERVICE • REPAIR • INSTALLATION • 24 HOURS/7 DAYS reach their goals”. Let’s see, 26+ years of experience - FREE ESTIMATES - Fully Insured what are the goals of the Town Brands departments? Cutting budgets, High Efficiency Hot WaterBoilers , Furnaces & Water Heaters All Available reducing costs and saving 603-635-2012 Senior Discounts 603-204-8581 taxpayers money? Nope. How about new buildings, bigger staffs and bigger budgets – every year. Open your “Thumbs up to Carolyn, for her nice NEWA eyes and realize that bigger government is ruining test score, and for doing her homework every day this country at every level, starting in your own without needing to be reminded. What a great “Thumbs down for spending over $8,000 to open a storm shelter at CHS when the other 2 schools never lost power! About 10 people used the shelter for a couple of hours. We could have sent them all on a week’s vacation to Florida instead and still had money left over!!!“


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“Thumbs up to Jason P., John G. and all the rest of the young ladies and gentlemen that ref Litchfield youth REC basketball. You all do a great job and take a lot of abuse from over zealous coaches such as myself throughout the season. You are truly appreciated even though it might not seem it during the actual games.”



“Thumbs down to the Alvirne high school teachers influencing voting students on school issues on the ballot. What is this teaching them?”

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“Thumbs up to Scott Berstein for having the play that you wrote, ‘How May I Help You’ advance to NH State Theater Arts Festival and to Shawna Holt for co-directing the play, and to John Adams for his ‘Excellence in Acting’ award for his performance, and to the AHS theater arts students involved in producing, and to Jennifer LaFrance, Ms. Calais, Ms. Dennis, and Dave LaFrance.”

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“Thumbs up! To ABC Junction! The kids loved Olympic day and all the time they have been spending outside! Thank you for keeping their days so exciting!”

“Thumbs down to the Green Meadows casino proposal. There is no such thing as an upscale casino. Take it from somebody that has been personally affected by compulsive gambling. This is a disease that can destroy families faster than alcoholism or drug abuse. Casinos are designed to take as much money as possible from the people and families that can afford it least. We don’t need to bring compulsive gambling or the alcoholism, drugs, and prostitution that go along with 24 hour gambling into our town. A significant portion of Hudson’s casino revenue would be needed to double the size of the police and fire departments to deal with these issues. Besides, this is just going to raise the bar for spending and the state will be talking about the next quick fix a couple years from now. Lets end the casino talk and keep Hudson a nice place to raise a family.”


“Thumbs up to Bob G. and all your hard work you have put into the spring conditioning, my son is loving it! Not sure where our Litchfield soccer players would be without you!!! Thanks so much!”

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“Thumbs up to the heavens for the selfless organizers and volunteers at Litchfield Presbyterian Church for bringing the monthly Community Breakfast to life. You are doing a fantastic job!” “Thumbs down to Obama care...what part of ‘no’ don’t you understand. We don’t want your socialized medicine. Why do you think the Prime Minister of Canada came to the US for his heart surgery? Vote yes for that Hodes and get ready to clear out your office in DC.” “Thumbs down to all Gambling sponsored programs by all Government agencies State and Federal / It’s OK for the Government to run these betting houses, but illegal for the people to run the same program. Tell the people how you are

“Thumbs up to our neighbors on Burns Hill Rd. with the white fence. Let’s hope the selectmen do the right thing and drop the lawsuit!”

“Thumbs up to all the thoughtful well-informed Hudson residents who voted YES on articles 6 and 15 on March 9th. Your support is greatly appreciated . A very grateful Mom /Grandmother Thanks all of you. A strong message of fairness has been sent by way of the voting process. “

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by Sue LaRoche A NHIAA Class L playoff game takes 32 minutes of consistent play in order to move onto the next round. Unfortunately for Alvirne, they could not put together a full 32 minutes of solid basketball and lost a 66-54 first-round decision to the Cardinals of Bishop Guertin last Wednesday, March 10. Alvirne kept pace with BG in the first quarter, and with 1:43 remaining, they took a lead and opened the second quarter up, 15-10. The Broncos came out aggressively in the second quarter and built a 27-20 lead with 2:10 to go until the half. But BG went on a 9-1 run to take a one-point lead into the half, 29-28. Alvirne was hit by the turnover bug in the third quarter, but still managed to stay within three points, 47-44, going into the final quarter of play, but that is when BG turned on the offense. “We had some success against them playing in our zone,” explained Coach Kevin Bonney, but when Joe O’Hearn drops in a shot from outside they started hitting their in the first half at Bishop Guertin shots in the second half, they 's n “needed to match up man to a g o H e Mik man and we don’t match up well with them, as they are HUDSON KENPO KARATE STUDIO more athletic.” Located in the Hudson Village Shoppes The Broncos managed 290 Derry Rd., Hudson • Call 595-4507 for details only 10 points in the final quarter, while BG scored 19 points to snatch the victory from the Broncos. “Our poor with this offensive rebounding and HLN coupon lack of sharing the ball led to Includes official Uniform our second-half demise,” said Plus 2 Private Lessons Bonney.

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Taylor and Coach Lisa Robuccio submitted by Anne Boulia Alvirne junior Taylor Boulia traveled to the New England Interscholastic Girls’ Gymnastics Championships Saturday, March 12, to compete on the floor event. The Championships were held at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, CT. Taylor qualified to attend New Englands by scoring a sixth-place tie on floor out of 98 competitors at the NH State Tournament on February 20 in Salem. At New Englands, Taylor competed against 62 other gymnasts on floor from six states. She scored a 7.85 for a ranking of 27. Taylor has been on the Alvirne gymnastics team for the past two years. Last year, she was joined by senior Courtney Pestana, and this year, she is the only gymnast representing Alvirne. In order for a high school to have a team that competes for team scores, there must be five members. If under five members, the gymnasts compete as independents representing their high schools. Independents must provide their own coaching and training. Taylor trains at Nashua School of Gymnastics for 15 hours a week as a USAG Level 9 gymnast. Level 9 skills and requirements is what high school gymnastics is judged on. NSG is where she met her coach for Alvirne—Lisa (Brewer) Robuccio. Lisa was a gymnast for 18 years and also trained at NSG. In 1992 and 1993, she also represented Alvirne as an independent for gymnastics. The high school gymnastics season is over for this 2009-2010 school year. Taylor and Lisa are looking for other Hudson gymnasts who attend Alvirne or will be attending Alvirne this coming fall to be on the 2010-2011 team with her. If you are interested in joining the team or would like more information, contact Taylor Boulia at or Lisa Robuccio at

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Chiropractic Works – Multi-faceted Chiropractic Approach to Overall Health All chiropractic techniques Most people are very have something valuable to surprised to find out offer. The chiropractic profession that years of poor serves as an umbrella to a large posture (sitting at a number of alternative approaches computer, slouching, to healthcare. So it’s not hours in the car) surprising that there are so many progressively causes definitions of what chiropractic is a shift in the spine, and what it is not. which, in turn, may According to the Council lead to debilitating on Chiropractic Education, conditions such as discchiropractic care has been related problems and proven to reduce pain, increase migraine headaches. range of motion, and reduce Shifts in spinal Dr. Scott, wife Jennifer, and son Lucas. muscular spasm. That being said, alignment are also many techniques take the next the primary causes of step by offering additional benefits. muscular imbalance, muscular tension, early joint At Chiropractic Works, we focus on the degeneration, and disc degeneration. structural correction of the spine. While our In addition to working to correct the structure initial interest is the eliminations of your pain, of your spine, we also provide many other our fundamental goal is to restore your spine to services to help you achieve optimum health and as close to its normal alignment as is possible. not just temporarily relieve your symptoms. While this isn’t always possible, it’s important We offer classes on ergonomics to help you to understand that the closer the human body set up your desk or workstation, and ensure you is to its normal alignment, the better it will are sitting and lifting properly. We also provide perform. We are not claiming that this technique recommendations on choosing a pillow and is superior to other chiropractic procedures; it’s simply a different approach that is supported by an enormous amount of research. Because of our commitment to your health, we focus our sights on the true cause of your condition, not simply the symptoms. Symptoms are important, but alleviating a symptom usually doesn’t correct the condition. Does a pain down the left arm necessarily indicate a problem with the left arm? Could it also be a heartrelated problem? Unfortunately, many people have become accustomed to temporary fixes and medication (which simply mask the pain). It has been well established with peer-reviewed scientific research The Chiropractic Works annual trek to a local farm that the loss of the normal alignment for pumpkin hunting; one way we love to give back of the spine is the likely cause of many to our loyal clients! musculo-skeletal and nerve-related conditions. The loss of the normal spinal curvatures mattress; after all, you spend a third of your life creates the perfect recipe for a neck or low-back sleeping! condition. Additionally, the function of the spinal As you know, you are what you eat, so we hold nerves and their pathways to every cell in the nutrition lectures to make sure you are eating human body doesn’t always give us a warning properly. And since healing takes place from the signal until the damage is done. inside out, we may make recommendations on As doctors that focus on structural chiropractic appropriate supplements for your individual case. care, we naturally take a close look at posture. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a Posture is like a window into the spine. In fact, total health package and be a resource for you to it’s an excellent indicator as to what we’ll find answer any questions on your health that you may when we carefully examine your radiographs. have.

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Beaver Valley Farm: Your Pet, Farm, & Garden Store Beaver Valley Farm, 17 Main Street, Pelham, knows that they are off the beaten path, but customers can easily find them. Located down a long gravel drive right off Main St., diagonally across from St. Patrick School, the flowers and sounds of spring that can be heard are a welcome sight along Beaver Brook. Year after year, season after season, more customers continue to discover Beaver Valley Farm. Long time shoppers at Beaver Valley Farms agree, “They are convenient, courteous, and just great people.” Store Manager, Brenda Seniow, comments, “Customers come here because they know we can help them and give them personal service, as well as personal attention. We care about our customers and we know most of them by name. Our customers will not become lost in an open-space shopping experience with no idea of

how to get help.” Beaver Valley Farm is a familyowned business built on family values. Named after Beaver Brook, which runs alongside Beaver Valley Farm, owners Donn and Donna Clark purchased the business in 1983. At that time, the location also was used mainly as an Appaloosa Horse Farm. The store is stocked full of healthy pet foods, treats, everyday supplies, livestock feeds, and unique and unusual items as well. Products from K9 Caviar, Lick Your Chop, Innova, Evo, Karma, California Natural, and HealthWise line the shelves of Beaver Valley Farm, offering their customers a wide selection of both super, premium, and healthy, economical choices for pets. Further choices can be made from Blue Seal, Propac, Eukanuba, Iams, Merrick, Nutro Max, Poulin, Proplan, Wellness, Science Diet, as

well as other brands. Beaver Valley Farm also carries over “3,000 bird feeders, seeds, seed mixes, and accessories to suit all your backyard birding fun,” stated Seniow. “In the spring, we have thousands of blooming annuals, along with a wide variety of herbs and vegetables. You can browse our hardy plants … as well as a selection of flowering trees and shrubs, most locally grown and with a two-year warranty.” Beaver Valley Farm grows over 6,000 perennials for their customers and carries a full line of spring garden products. Now arriving are all the fertilizers and seeds to kick off spring growth, as well as a steady stream of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and decorative plants coming in over the next month or two. Beaver Valley Farm is now the only full-service garden center in Pelham.

Not to be left undone, fall landscaping products, including mums, corn stalks, scarecrows, pumpkins, gourds, and straw for customers’ fall decorating needs, will be lined up neatly when the crisp weather comes back. Involvement with the local community is very important to Beaver Valley Farm. Owner Donna Clark has long been involved with Animal Rescue Network of New England. Beaver Valley Farm donates food to local dog shelters, as well as other local organizations. Beaver Valley Farm also donates to local groups in and around Pelham. St. Patrick Church, the Senior Center, many animal rescue organizations, and Pelham Little League, Officer Phil’s program in the local schools, have all been the recipients of the goodwill of Beaver Valley Farm.

Coupon books and their Savings Program are two specific customerfocused benefits, which separate Beaver Valley Farm from their competitors. This yearly coupon book offers savings monthly for the entire year, with each month featuring a different themed discount. The Savings Program records customer purchases on a 16-block card. When all 16 blocks are filled, the total card is added and then the customer receives credit equal to their average purchase. Pride of service drives the dedicated staff at Beaver Valley Farm. They are professionals whose purpose, direction, and goal is to take care of and satisfy all of their valued customers. Stop in and discover this extraordinary business for convenient in-town shopping. Beaver Valley can be reached at 635-2597.

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Sewing Diva Quilt & Gift Shop My name is Christine Arlit and I am the owner of the Sewing Diva Quilt & Gift Shop located in downtown Derry. We opened in November 2009, and I was fortunate enough to fulfill my dream of owning my own quilt shop. I love what I do and enjoy the people I meet on a daily basis. I started sewing almost five years ago, taking a basic sewing class, and I was really excited each week to finish my project. Then, a few months later, I took my first quilting class and I have been quilting ever since. It is so rewarding, and it’s a great way to meet new people.

We offer kids’ classes, as well as beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. We have quite a few beginners that are just as excited as I was when I was completing my projects. It is such a great way to express yourself artistically and to give a homemade gift to a friend or family member. I enjoy what I do, and hope that you will come by and visit my store soon at 16 Manning Street in downtown Derry. Come by and find your creative side—you may just surprise yourself with what you can accomplish and complete.

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High & Dry Roofing High & Dry roofing was established in 1999. The owners have been in business for 30 years. Before moving to New Hampshire, we were located in the Boston area. Mike served in the Marines in the mid-’70s. After completing his stay, he worked as a roofer, learning the ins and outs of asphalt, hot tar, and copper work. In 1980, he opened his own company and has been working hard ever since, servicing New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. When Hurricane Andrew hit, Mike relocated the company to Florida and

helped rebuild many damaged homes. On his way back to New Hampshire, he stopped in South Carolina and worked to rebuild homes damaged by severe storms. Once back in New Hampshire, Mike has worked locally to service well over 1,000 people. We have a dedicated crew that has worked with us for over 10 years. The owners of High & Dry roofing take pride in servicing customers with 100-percent satisfaction. We are fully insured and all estimates are free. If you need a new roof or roof repairs, call Mike at 494-8761 or 429-0328.

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Donna Maglio Holmes, owner of Donna’s Place in Hudson at 38 Lowell Road in Brook Plaza, is always ready to serve her patrons! Donna’s Place is open six days a week—closed only on Tuesday. They serve breakfast and lunch with coffee always ready by 5:30 in the morning and lunch available as early as 10:30 in the morning. Donna’s Place will try to accommodate the customers, and is even known to have cooked handmade burgers at 7:30 in the morning! Specialties of the weekend breakfast that are sure to please include homemade sausage gravy, S.O.S. (chipped corn beef on toast), and pizza omelets. Daily lunch specials run the gamut of homemade soups, Turkey à la King, Salisbury Steak and Chicken, or Beef Pot Pies to Healthy Salads and Wraps.

Donna’s Place will be celebrating their fourthyear anniversary next October, thanks to most of her help who have been with Donna since Day One. Special recognition is given to her daughter, Samantha; her friend, Michael; and her best friend, Karen. Donna and her cook take great pride in their quality food with taste, portions, and appearance of prime importance. They adhere to the principle to make most of the food from “scratch—just like Mom used to!” Patrons are encouraged to look for the yearly raffle signups each October with $10 gift certificates awarded monthly that are renewable every month for a year. New summertime lunch menus will be introduced this coming May, and all are encouraged to visit soon and visit often. You can always find what you like at Donna’s Place!

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French Insurance Agency Provides Personal Touch The French Insurance Agency has been in business since 1928, although the location and methods of doing business have changed substantially since then. Seventy-five years ago, Hudson was a rural community and there were many farmers and people who earned their living from the land. In the “olden days,” Harold and Gordon maintained an office, but also spent Beth Beaudoin, Bobbie French, Carol Angell, Bette French (seated), many evenings visiting Rick French, Rhonda Phelps, Melissa Perrault customers at home. Maude French, Harold’s Travelers, Peerless, Commerce, Hingham wife and Gordon’s mother, worked in the Mutual, Providence Mutual, Casco business and was a very civic-minded lady. Indemnity, AIG, Progressive, and Bristol West She was also one of the first two teachers of in the property and casualty field. In the Alvirne High School, and was instrumental life and health insurance fields, insurance in securing the initial funds from the Hills is written through Mass Mutual Genworth Estate. Life, Assurant Health, Ohio National Life Today, with the universal availability Insurance, and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue of phones and computers, face-to-face Shield, among others. transactions are not always required, The French Insurance Agency believes although still most desirable. Presently, Rick, in service to the community. Gordon is an Bobbi, and staff do much of their business Alvirne Trustee, as is his mother, Maude. over the phone, although many of their Together, their trustee record with Alvirne has customers still like to come in and handle covered over 50 years. Rick has been in the their business in person. Their present Hudson-Litchfield Rotary for 25 years. He location is at 12 Derry Street, across from the has also coached recreation basketball and Hudson Common. baseball. Gordon coached for the Hudson The French Insurance Agency represents Community Church basketball team and many fine insurance companies, including the Biddy League for many years. Bobbi is presently a trustee for the Mary Sweeney Home in Nashua. Rick and Bobbi, along with Rhonda Phelps, Beth Beaudoin, Melissa Perrault, Bette French, and Carol Angell, try to provide the best insurance coverage and service for the most affordable price. If you want to be treated as a unique individual – not just a number – give the French Agency a call.

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Colorworks: Automotive Paint Repair and Body Shop Specialists by Doug Robinson “Our goal is to save our customers money,” states Mike Stringer, owner of Colorworks, an automotive paint repair and body shop located off Robinson Road at 5 Christine Drive, Hudson. “We have been saving our customers as much as 10 percent or as much as 100 percent of their insurance deductible for their collision or cosmetic repair,” he continued. Colorworks offers their customers a full palette of alternative solutions for their automotive paint and body shop needs. “I speak personally and directly with every customer as we determine the best solution for my customers. I learned early on that to provide the best customer service, then I had to listen to the customer. Our focus at Colorworks is to provide the best and most economical solutions for our customers without sacrificing on the superior quality and workmanship.” Colorworks will not only pick up your vehicle at your home, they will also pick up your vehicle at your place of employment. Colorworks will travel as far away as Manchester and Northern Massachusetts, including the Merrimack Valley area. Colorworks will also deliver your vehicle back to you within a specific timeframe that is conducive to your busy lifestyle. “We know most insurance companies do not provide a rental vehicle for our customer. However, that is an expense to our customers and we want to save them as much money as possible, and that includes getting them back into to their vehicle as soon as possible.” Colorworks completes most of the shop repairs in less than a week and the mobile repairs within hours. Colorworks specializes in both collision and cosmetic repairs. Since 1991, Colorworks has consistently delivered the most advanced on-site paint and dent repairs in the automotive industry. By using a unique blend of mobile service vehicles in combination with their state-of-the-art shop, Colorworks has the ability to satisfy their customers’ automotive painting and cosmetic needs concerning scuffs, scrapes, dings, touchups, and the fixing of general deteriorations of the vehicle’s shine. Having purchased a state-of-the-art plotter, Colorworks prides itself in the ability to not only provide truck lettering to their customers, but they will have the ability to customize and paint motorcycles, helmets, snowmobiles, and lettering. “We will have the ability to make anything resemble a chrome look,” stated Stringer. “In addition to metals, we will have the ability to apply a new process to wood, vinyl, and plastic. We have even provided customized work for computer cases, curtain rods, and hand rails.” Colorworks is the body shop of choice for many local dealerships. “While we offer our mobile service and come to you, dealerships also request our services to correct the body and

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Colorworks crew members Mike Stringer, Owner; Jose A. Rodriquez; and Chad Belhumeur paint blemishes on their vehicles. Dealerships recognize that we have continually improved our processes that now include high-quality materials, as well as high-quality personnel. Toyota of Nashua, 1400 Motors, Team Nissan, and PorscheAudi of Nashua list only a few of the many automotive dealerships that trust the integrity of Colorworks. Colorworks addresses all the finishes in the auto market today, from basecoat/clearcoat systems; single-stage applications; flat and glossy sheens; flexible substrates; and texture coat. They use only the finest in equipment and materials to generate the best auto-body and painting results. When conducting mobile repairs, the matched paint is then applied using a specialized spray gun to spray areas as small as the size of a small paint chip. When blending larger areas, the repair is virtually the quality of a body shop repair. “If you’ve owned your vehicle for more than a week, chances are it’s already had a run in with an errant shopping cart, the handle bar of your child’s bike, or you’ve come back to the parking lot only to discover that you’ve been the victim of a careless door opening. Until recently, the only way to repair this damage was through the inconvenience and expense of a body shop. Those days are over! Now you, the retail customer, can have access to the specialized services that dealerships have been enjoying for years with Colorworks. Some of our dealerships even have their own body shops and they still use us because we provide the same repair for less, at a better price, and quicker turnaround.” Colorworks will “do what we have to do to make our customers happy. We’ve been servicing customers as far north as Concord, to the Eastern Shores, as well as below the Massachusetts border. Our customers tell us we are trustworthy, honest, and have their best interests foremost. Our skilled professionals provide our customers with the highest quality of auto-body and paint repair at a fraction of the cost.” Colorworks offers free estimates to all of their customers, and customers are encouraged to visit their Website at For more information, call 424-2599.

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professionally steam-cleaned every two to three years will help keep the siding clean and vibrant. Cleaning the exterior also discourages the growth of mold and mildew, both of which can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and deterioration of the surfaces they inhabit. Of course, when painting is unavoidable, steam cleaning can help prepare the surface properly for repainting in order to avoid painting over unseen mold and mildew. It also helps minimize scraping prior to painting. Thinking of selling your home? A clean home will always be more appealing to a buyer than a dull home covered with dirt, dust, and mildew. Whether selling, buying, or simply enjoying the present home, it’s a good idea to keep it clean and discourage the growth of mold and mildew. This can be accomplished by having the

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Hudson Fire Log Sunday, March 7: 4:39 a.m. Seizure, Meadowlark Drive. 8:59 a.m. Difficulty breathing, 7 8 1 3 4 5 9 2 6 Heritage Circle. 11:16 a.m. Assault, Lowell Road. 11:23 a.m. Illegal burn, Rickey Drive. 4:13 p.m. Fainting, Sagamore Bridge Road. 4:32 p.m. Arm injury, Louise Drive (L). 4:57 2 4 6 8 9 7 3 5 1 p.m. Head injury, Derry Road. 5:45 p.m. Gas odor investigation, Derry Road. 5:56 p.m. 9 5 3 6 1 2 4 8 7 Check conditions, Highland Street. 7:11 p.m. Unresponsive person, Chase Street. 11:21 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Lowell Road. 6 7 9 1 8 4 5 3 2 Monday, March 8: 6:31 a.m. Untimely death. 8:43 a.m. Electrical problem, Kenyon Street. 3 1 4 5 2 6 8 7 9 9:12 p.m. Extinguished fire, Memorial Drive. 10:54 a.m. Stroke, Charles Bancroft Highway (L). 2:45 p.m. Burns, Lily Court. 3:32 p.m. Brush fire, Sullivan Road. 8:49 p.m. Seizure, 8 2 5 9 7 3 1 6 4 Greenfield Drive. 9:59 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Abbott Farm Lane. Tuesday, March 9: 1:48 a.m. General illness, Jeremy Lane. 7:43 a.m. General illness, Clement 1 3 2 7 5 9 6 4 8 Road. 7:55 a.m. Mutual aid Ambulance, Pelham. 9:02 a.m. Difficulty breathing, Woodcrest 5 9 7 4 6 8 2 1 3 Drive. 10:26 a.m. Gas odor investigation, Clifton Street. 12:26 p.m. Brush fire, Sullivan Road. 12:54 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Lowell Road. 4:07 p.m. Box alarm, Constitution Drive. 7:49 4 6 8 2 3 1 7 9 5 p.m. Laceration, Glenwood Drive (L). Puzzle 4 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.38) Wednesday, March 10: 7:25 a.m. Wires down, Ridge Avenue. 11:09 a.m. Untimely death. Generated by 11:19 a.m. Fainting, Charles Bancroft Highway (L). 12:18 p.m. Brush fire, Sullivan Road. 12:52 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Derry Road. 1:56 p.m. Chest pain, East Hill Drive. 3:25 p.m. Unconscious person, Derry Road. 5:57 p.m. Overdose (L). 8:34 p.m. Seizure, Horse Shoe Drive. Thursday, March 11: 6:57 a.m. Diabetic emergency, Dracut Road. 8:56 a.m. Overdose. 9:30 a.m. General illness, Sullivan Road. 12:04 p.m. Lift assist, Forest Circle. 2:02 p.m. Unconscious person, Rangers Drive. 5:42 p.m. CO detector, Barbara Lane. 8:23 p.m. Gas odor Request for Proposals investigation, Ferry Street. The Hudson School District is offering a 3 bedroom, 1 bath modular Friday, March 12: 12:05 a.m. Illegal burn, Bridle Bridge Road. 1:42 constructed ranch style house (25’x42’), which will be exterior framed p.m. Hemorrhaging, Adam Drive. 4:17 p.m. Difficulty breathing, including windows, doors, siding and roofing. Interior insulation, Bay Street. 4:49 p.m. Psychological problems. 6:07 p.m. Fall related sheetrock, electrical and plumbing will be the responsibility of the injury, April Court. 7:11 p.m. Psychological problems. 7:27 p.m. successful bidder. It will be the buyer’s responsibility to move the house Head injury, Willow Creek Drive. 7:30 p.m. Patient transfer, Kimball to the buyer’s lot. It is the intent of the district to explore an ongoing Hill Road. relationship with the bidder to purchase future houses. The house is Saturday, March 13: 10:29 a.m. Ankle injury, Constitution Drive. currently being constructed within the CTEC at Alvirne High School. Bidders may view the house by contacting Ann Merrill, CTEC Director at 4:39 p.m. Arcing wires, Easy Street. 8:19 p.m. Back injury, Second 603- 886-1237. Street. 9:35 p.m. Fainting, Farmington Drive. 11:28 p.m. Difficulty breathing, High Plain Avenue (L). Sealed bids are due by 1:00 P.M., March 26, 2010.

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Meeting Agenda – March 25, 2010 The Hudson Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a meeting on Thursday March 25, 2010, in the Community Development Conference Room in the basement of Hudson Town Hall (please enter by ramp entrance at right side). The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM for the purpose of reviewing minutes of past meetings; the public hearings for applications will begin at 7:30 PM, with the applications normally being heard in the order listed below. SUITABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE SENSORY IMPAIRED WILL BE PROVIDED UPON ADEQUATE ADVANCE NOTICE BY CALLING 8866005 OR TDD 886-6011. The following items before the Board will be considered: I. 7:00 PM APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES 1. December 10, 2009 2. January 28, 2010 II. DISCUSSION OF CORRESPONDENCE BEFORE THE BOARD 1. Case 173-056 (3/25/10): Geoffrey and Marilyn Freitas, 29 Webster Street, Hudson requests a Variance to allow parking of a vehicle in excess of 13, 000 lbs. [Map 173, Lot 056, Zoned TR, HZO Article III, Section 334-15 (B) (2), Parking.] 2. Case 216-001 and 002 (3/25/10): Merrimac Real Estate Inv., LLC., PO Box 4251, Cleveland, TN, requests a Variance to allow expansion of an existing nonconforming structure within the front-yard setback, 50 feet required, 45.02 feet proposed, for property located at 203 and 205 Lowell Road, Hudson. [Map 216, Lot 001 and 002, Zoned Business, HZO Article VII, Section 334-27, Table of Dimensional Requirements and Article VIII, Section 334-31, Alteration and expansion of nonconforming structures.] 3. Case 179-010 (3/25/10): Daniel and Christine Greenwood, 124 Kimball Hill Road, Hudson, requests a Home Occupation Special Exception to allow a vehicle service and repair business to be conducted out of the existing detached garage. [Map 179, Lot 010, Zoned G-1, HZO Article VI, Section 334-24, Home occupations.] 4. Case 222-039 (3/25/10): Wendy Willard, 3 Colson Road, Hudson, requests a Home Occupation Special Exception to allow a childcare for a maximum of 12 children within the existing dwelling. [Map 222, Lot 039, Zoned R-2, HZO Article VI, Section 334-24, Home occupations.] III. DISCUSSION OF CORRESPONDENCE BEFORE THE BOARD VI. OTHER BUSINESS 1. Case 170-038: 25 Constitution Drive; request for a rehearing of Use Variance and a Wetland Special Exception granted on January 28, 2010 (requested by HinckleyAllenSnyder, LLP, abutter) V. DISCUSSION OF ANY TOWN/STATE ACTIVITY OF INTEREST TO THE BOARD William A. Oleksak, Zoning Administrator

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Obituaries Constance M. ‘Connie’ Durwin McCallum Constance M. “Connie” Durwin McCallum, 82, died February 18, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. She was born on May 8, 1927, in Nashua, daughter of Arthur and Jennie Lynn (Stobel) Kitchener. She was the wife of the late Leonard F. McCallum. Connie was a graduate of Nashua High School, and also attended Nashua Business College. She was a resident of Hudson for most of her life and a long-time member of Hudson Community Church. She had worked as a Switchboard Operator at the former Nashua Memorial Hospital, and managed the Admissions Department there as well. At different periods in her life she also managed the former Kitchener Cabins and Mobile Park in Hudson, worked at Doehla’s, and Nashua Trust Company, and was owner and Vice President of Champion Motors in Hudson. Connie had many joys throughout her lifetime. She was a talented painter, painting on many different mediums and often selling her work at local craft fairs. She also enjoyed reading, watching birds, and spending time at the beach in Maine. Her greatest love was always spending time with her family. Two daughters, Sara Freeman and Cynthia Pelletier, and two brothers, Arthur Kitchener and George Kitchener predeceased her. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William F. Durwin and his wife Ann of Hudson, and James E. Durwin and his wife Donna of Manchester; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rose Lee Carter of Hudson, and Connie Card and her husband John F. of Hudson; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister-inlaw, Sarah Kitchener of New Bern, NC; one niece, one cousin, her two loving cats, Boots and Toots; as well as many friends and a few special friends. A funeral service was held February 21 at the David Funeral Home I Nashua. Private interment will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua at a later date. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Connie’s name to Sight Services for Independent Living, 21 S Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Tracey L. (Buck) Payne Tracey L. (Buck) Payne, 43, of Hudson, died March 12, 2010, after battling a lengthy illness at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by loving family. Tracey was born on September 17, 1966, in Manchester, daughter of Frank Buck and Annette LeBreux and was the loving wife of John Payne of Hudson. In her life, Tracey went above and beyond to please others. One of her greatest joys in life were her husband and her children. She had a smile that would light up any room. Besides her loving husband John, Tracy is survived by two sons, Christopher Payne and Nicholas Payne, both of Hudson; her father, Frank Buck of Gardnerville, NV; her mother Annette LeBreux of Springfield, MA; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Visiting hours were held on March 15 at the DumontSullivan Funeral Home in Hudson. The family has requested that donations be made to Home Health & Hospice Care, Attn: Community Hospice House, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.

William K. Norton William K. Norton, 43, of Salem, died March 10, 2010, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lowell, MA, grew up, and was educated in Pelham. He was a resident of Salem for the past 15 years, and was formerly of Hudson. Bill worked for Michael’s Arts and Craft in Salem. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem. He enjoyed computers and software, and enjoyed playing video games with his daughter Melissa. He loved the outdoors, the mountains, and camping. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Rapa) Norton of Salem; a daughter, Melissa Ann Norton of Salem; his parents, Mark and Theresa (Lamarre) Norton of Tyngsborough, MA; three brothers, Michael Norton, James Norton, and David Norton, all of Massachusetts; five sisters, Joanne Huppe of Vermont, Susan Morrissette, Jeanne Norton, Nancy Dube, and Betty Millette, all of Massachusetts; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral Mass was celebrated March 13 at St. Joseph Church, Salem. Cremation followed. A college fund has been set up for Bill’s daughter Melissa, contributions may be made to the Melissa A. Norton College Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 45 South Broadway, Salem, NH 03079. The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem had care of arrangements. For online condolences, please view the obituary at

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uninspected, vehicle info given to sector cars, subject was en route to this location to drop off the motorcycle and take a truck which also belongs to her, report taken. 11:36 a.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Parkhurst Drive. 4:32 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Adam T. Nagle, 29, Hudson, Reckless Conduct, Place Another in Danger, Woodland Fire Control, Permits, Damages, Penalties. 6:08 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Sullivan Road, caller requested an officer check on a vehicle that has been driving by her house slowly, stopping at the end of the driveway, caller was unable to provide a vehicle description, officer responded, vehicle was gone on arrival. 9:16 p.m. Theft/forgery/ fraud, Lowell Road, RP called advised her purse was stolen in Nashua and her credit card was used at this location, RP already filed a report in Nashua and would respond to the lobby on Saturday to file a report. Friday, March 12: 12:21 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Lowell Road. 1:11 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street and Lawrence Road, arrested John Gosselin, 48, Londonderry, Driving While Intoxicated, Yellow Line, Transportation of Liquor. 11:21 a.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Old Derry Road. 1:28 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Lowell Road. 2:54 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Derry Street. 6:51 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Jenifer Gonsalves, 26, Manchester, Receiving Stolen Property. 10:31 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Glenview Drive. 11:13 p.m. Liquor law violation, Central Street, manager requested an officer for a juvenile attempting to buy alcohol, manager stated subject left in a dark colored sedan, Windham PD advised they have the subjects, subject arrested subject for possession of drugs as well. Saturday, March 13: 12:58 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Sagamore Bridge and Lowell Road, arrested Theresa K. Treloar, 26, Hooksett, Yellow Line, Speed, Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated. 2:16 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Dracut Road and Sherburne Road, arrested Jacob Sharples, 29, Manchester, Driving While Intoxicated. 12:41 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Wal-Mart Boulevard. 6:43 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Ferry Street and Derry Street. 11:35 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Ferry Street. Sunday, March 14: 12:41 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Windham Road and Greeley Street, arrested Dana Biggs, Windham Road, 36, Hudson, Bench Warrant, Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs.

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Litchfield Police Log Wednesday, March 3: 2:35 p.m. Report of aggravated felonious sexual assault. 3:43 p.m. Paperwork service, Liberty Way. Thursday, March 4: 8:06 a.m. medical emergency, McElwain Drive. 8:33 a.m. Paperwork service, Nesenkeag Drive. 2:57 p.m. Neighbor dispute, Arbor Circle. 6:25 p.m. Phone harassment, Brenton Street. 8:23 p.m. Paperwork service, Burgess Drive. 8:26 pm. Paperwork service, Glenwood Drive. 8:41 p.m. Paperwork service, Nesenkeag Drive. Friday, March 5: 3:32 a.m. Unsecured building, Incinerator Road. 1:30 p.m. Police service, gave advice, Liberty Way. 2:15 pm. Police service, Liberty Way. 4:46 p.m. Criminal mischief, reckless conduct, Charles Bancroft Highway. 3:48 p.m. Conduct after an accident, Highlander Court. 6:45 p.m. Criminal mischief, reckless conduct, Pinecrest Road. 7:44 p.m. Department assist, Woodhawk Way. 9:00 p.m. Criminal mischief, reckless conduct, Charles Bancroft Highway. 9:02 p.m. Criminal mischief, reckless conduct, Charles Bancroft highway. Saturday, March 6: 2:30 a.m. Unsecured building, Incinerator Road. 9:00 a.m. Police information, Nesenkeag Drive. 11:40 a.m. Police service, gave advice, Jeff Lane. 1:08 p.m. Police service, civil standby, Brickyard Drive. 1:33 p.m. Police service, civil standby, April Drive. 5:51 p.m. Dog running at large, Page Road. 6:20 p.m. Suspicious person, Sybil Lane. 9:00 p.m. Police report of accident requirements, Charles Bancroft Highway. 10:02 p.m. Arrested Loreen Bauer, 54, Londonderry, Failure to Pay Court Order Judgments and Speed. 11:35 p.m. Police service, Arcadian Lane. Sunday, March 7: 2:00 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Locke Mill Drive. 9:37 p.m. Fire, Albuquerque Avenue. 12:23 p.m. Paperwork service, Chase Brook Circle. 1:46 p.m. OHRV complaint, Whittemore Drive. Monday, March 8: 9:46 a.m. Theft, Page Road. 4:20 p.m. Paperwork service, Stark Lane. 4:20 p.m. Paperwork service, Brickyard Drive. 4:41 p.m. Paperwork service, Cutler Road. 7:02 p.m. Paperwork service, Pagewood Oval. 7:23 p.m. Motor vehicle lockout, Birch Street. 10:07 p.m. Dog running at large, Albuquerque Avenue. Tuesday, March 9: 2:51 p.m. Abandoned 911 call, Cardinal Lane. 8:00 p.m. Simple assault, Oak Drive. 7:25 p.m. Police information, Charles Bancroft Highway. 7:45 p.m. Medical emergency, Glenwood Drive.

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Hudson~Litchfield News Big Red Wins It All

Penguins End Season with Second Place Win

Top row: Tyler Butler, Michael Killoran, Bobby Baril, Kyle Kopaczynski, Dylan Johnson, Coach Jamie Carrier. Bottom row: Alex Minichello, Trevor Roper, Shaun McLaughlin, Nick Covert, Ryan Glendye submitted by Eddie Kopaczynski The Litchfield boys’ seventh/eighth-grade Rec League Basketball champions are the Big Red. Led by coach Jamie Carrier, the Red played sensational basketball since their first tip-off last November. The team was well balanced both offensively and defensively, with every player improving as the season went on. Coach Carrier taught basketball fundamentals and instilled confidence in his players each and every week at practice. These efforts paid off in the championship game played on Sunday, March 7—the Big Red won by four points in a tight, hard-fought game.

First row: Halie Martineau, Amanda Torres. Second row: Sara Sherburne, Ashley Wilcox, Sara Chaput, Erin Ruigrok, Emma Stevens. Back row: Coach Paul Martineau, Emily Sullivan, Kayla Juliano, Coach Ed Peterson, Jess Baker, Hannah Cuthbertson, Coach Ken Baker submitted by Lynne Juliano The Hudson sixth grade girls’ Penguins travel team ended their season last weekend with a second-place win in the Jay Corey Tournament held in Falmouth, MA. The team participated in the Manchester Suburban League, along with playing in seven tournaments throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Pink Panthers Champs

submitted by Julie Rumrill The Litchfield Girls’ Basketball grade three/four team, the Pink Panthers, are champions. Front row: Jessica Grondine, Taylor Rumrill, Olivia Garand, Alicia Noury, Emily Santom, Meghan Gibbons, Abby Trevains. Back row: Coach Pierre Garand, Cleo Schultz, Lindsay Hobbs, Assistant Coach Lauren Garand, Cassidy Gibbons, Mary Kuczkowski, Coach Julie Rumrill.

Gymnasts Travel to PA for the Pink Invitational submitted by Sandie Gentile New England Gymnastics Training Center of Hudson Levels 5, 6, 7, and 8 Divisions competed in the 2010 Pink Invitational in West Chester, PA, February 26-28. Over 1,600 gymnasts from six states lent a helping hand to women with breast cancer and recent survivors. Gymnasts, coaches, and families traveled through horrific weather to compete in this event to raise money for breast cancer. Levels 5 and 7 each received fifth-place Team Awards. Our gymnasts also received individual top-place medals and individual top-place all-

around awards. Congratulations to all the gymnasts! NEGTC coaches, parents, family, and friends are very proud of all the gymnasts that competed at this meet. It was a great meet and a wonderful learning experience for everyone. NEGTC was also given a third-place recognition plaque for raising the third highest amount in the fundraising event that was held at NEGTC a few months ago—proceeds also went to benefit the Pink Invitational and Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Thank you to everyone that participated and donated to this event.

Local area girls’ scores are as follows: Level 5 – Age 8 Division: Kamryn Ford of Litchfield placed fifth all around with a score of 35.050. She received an 8.4 on vault (ninth), 8.75 on bars (eighth, tie), 9.125 on beam (seventh), and 8.775 on floor (sixth). Level 5 – Age 9 Division: Skyler Bomba of Hudson placed 15th all around with a score of 34.175. She received a 7.65 on vault (21st), 8.8 on bars (12th), 9.175 on beam (11th), and 8.55 on floor (19th). Jackie Smith of Hudson placed 16th all around with a score of 33.975. She

received an 8.6 on vault (ninth), 7.8 on bars (17th), 9.575 on beam (fourth), and 8.0 on floor (23rd). Level 5 – Age 10 Division: Jesse Carter of Litchfield placed sixth all around with a score of 35.725. She received an 8.75 on vault (12th), 9.225 on bars (second), 9.0 on beam (ninth, tie), and 8.75 on floor (13th, tie). Level 5 – Junior 11-12 Age Division: Abigail Thomas of Hudson placed eighth all around with a score of 34.925. She received an 8.75 on vault (fifth, tie), 8.5 on bars (sixth), 9.175 on beam (third, tie), and 8.5 on floor (22nd).

Level 7 – Age 11 and under: Hailey Reiff of Litchfield placed fifth all around with a score of 36.925. She received a 9.3 on vault (sixth, tie), 8.9 on bars (11th), 9.2 on beam (11th), 9.525 on floor (second), 8.95 on vault (18th), 8.2 on bars (18th), 9.35 on beam (sixth), and 8.55 on floor (24th). Level 8 – Age 12 Division: Carly Ramirez of Hudson placed 10th all around with a score of 34.425. She received an 8.2 on vault (ninth), 8.575 on bars (seventh, tie), 8.6 on beam (11th), and 9.050 on floor (ninth).

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