Pittsfield Parks and Recreation basketball sign ups for grades k-6th
grade will be at the Community Center, Saturday, October 30th from
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Don’t forget the American Red Cross Blood
Drive being held tomorrow, Thursday, October 28th at Pittsfield
Elementary School, 34 Bow Street, from 3:30 to 8:00 pm.
Sponsored by the Pittsfield PTO, child care is provided. Don’t
forget the incentives. Each presenting donor will receive a $5
Eastern Mountain Sports “Bucks” card and a coupon to Pizza Hut for a
free cheese/one topping personal pizza.
Committee of the Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be
holding their 30th Annual Fall Fair at the Church on the Parade
Grounds on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 9 am to 1 pm.
will be a craft table, including Christmas items, new items for the
bottom drawer, and a food table with home baked goodies. We will
have coffee and homemade donuts and hot cider to warm you up.
A luncheon of sandwiches, homemade chowder and dessert will be
This fair is to benefit our Mission Projects.
Celebrating Birthdays are: October 28, Jennifer Boisvert, Steve
Fife; October 29, Aimee Adams; October 30, Robin Derby; October 31,
Rich Plante, Fern Bond. November 1, Michael Argue; November 2,
Susan Paige-Morgan, John Genest, Sr., Gerry O’Brien.
A Very Happy
Birthday to One and All!
are: October 28, Diane and Ray Lammott.
Looking for volunteers and food donations for the 6th Annual
Thanksgiving Dinner in Epsom. Please call Karen Reese @
603-736-9954 to see what is needed.
SAVE THE DATE,
SATURDAY - DEC. 4
The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor the annual Children’s Store from 9-noon at PES GYM and the
Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration will be held at Dustin Park
We will be collecting “gently used” or new items for
the Store - donation boxes will be set up soon. We are also in need
of GIFT BAGS of all sizes and wrapping paper.
Watch The Sun for
more information. If you have questions, please call
Andi Riel at 435-6346.
Massage Therapist Shows Massage Is For Your Health
National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
Nathalie Snyder, a
licensed massage therapist will conduct a 4 hour long, free massage
demonstration event at 203, Leavitt Rd, on Thursday, October 28th
from 3 pm to 7 pm, in observance of National Massage Therapy
Awareness Week®, a national program sponsored by the American
Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®).
Nathalie will conduct free
10-minute chair massages and explain the benefits of therapeutic
massage for people of all ages. Research has shown that
therapeutic massage has a variety of health benefits and can be of
value for everyone from newborns to the elderly.
event and National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, I hope to better
educate people about the benefits of massage for a healthier life,”
said Nathalie. “My massage practice focuses primarily on neck
and upper back relief,” she said, “That means I massage everyone
from children and young adults to older workers and pregnant women.
Everybody who stops by to say hello and ask questions about the
benefits of Massage Therapy will be entered in a drawing for a free
gift certificate for a one hour massage. Hope to see you
To The Editor
John Richardson is running for the
position of NH State Representative. John is a Family man who
understand the needs of NH, and wants to maintain the integrity of
our fine State. John will help to create jobs for NH, lower
taxes and vote against wasteful spending.
John Richardson is a
candidate to be trusted and wants to help NH families feel proud of
their state and those who are placed in political offices.
John is committed to working with the NH education system and making
things better for the students, staff and workers.
vote this November, and remember the name JOHN RICHARDSON when you
cast your ballot. You will be glad you did!!!
Pittsfield Youth Athletic Park
individuals devoting a considerable amount of time are pictured
above: sitting Thomas Williams, Leslie Vogt, and Emily Williams;
standing, Larry Williams, Harry Vogt, Edward Vien, Scott Ward, and
Melody Williams. Among those helping but not pictured were Glenn
Amnott and Tony Scopa. Thank you for all of your help.
Work at the Pittsfield Youth Athletic Park went at breakneck speed
on Saturday October 16th. Lawn edging was installed, rocks
were hauled, lilies planted and a great deal of crab grass removed.
November 1-5, 2010
Wraps/Cheese, Peppers, Veggies, Fruit, Milk.
Shepherd’s Pie, Bread, Fruit, Milk.
Wednesday - Pizza, Veggies,
Baked Dessert or Fruit, Milk
Thursday - Make Your Own Grinders,
Ham or Turkey, Veggies, Fruit, Milk.
Friday - Grilled Cheese,
Tomato Soup, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, Milk.
Republican Giveaway Of American Jobs
If you value your job and
that of your neighbor, watch the following video:
In this video, the President and CEO of the US Chamber of
Commerce, Tom Donohue, said, “There are legitimate values in
outsourcing not only jobs, but work.” He said that while the US
Chamber of Commerce is concurrently spending $75 million in a
one-sided effort to defeat Democratic candidates for public office. To rub salt into American workers’ wounds, Donohue further “urged
American companies to send jobs overseas,” and that “people affected
by off-shoring should STOP WHINING, the benefits of off-shoring jobs
outweighs (SIC) the cost.” If you have recently lost
your job, thank the US Chamber and Republicans.
As if the above
was not bad enough to cause hardship among unemployed American
workers, the US Chamber has received, in the same bank account that
it uses to fund the $75 million dollar anti-Democratic attack ads,
$885,000 from 80 foreign companies. These are foreign
companies that benefit directly from American companies firing
When President Obama questioned where the
Chamber was getting this money, Rush Limbaugh said he wanted to make
this day the biggest fundraising day ever for the US Chamber of
Commerce by donating $10,000 to their anti-Democratic efforts.
So, if you are an unemployed American worker, or are concerned about
your unemployed neighbors, think very carefully about which
political party candidates you plan to vote for. It is
Republicans who support outsourcing your job. And it was
Republicans who fought the extension of badly needed unemployment
If you still have a job, Social Security, and medical
insurance, thank a Democrat.
How To Save Your Land!
Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 28, 7
– 8:30 PM, the Pittsfield Conservation Commission is sponsoring a
FREE workshop at the Pittsfield Town Hall. Tom Howe, Senior
Director of Land Conservation at the Society for the Protection of
New Hampshire Forests, will present “Conserving Your Land: Options
for Landowners.” Tom is a recognized state-wide expert in
conservation easements and other land protection strategies.
this interactive workshop you will learn how to:
land permanently for scenic enjoyment, wildlife, farming, forestry
•Set up a conservation easement.
financial as well as conservation objectives.
conservation group to work with, understand how the process works,
and know whom to contact for next steps.
Tom is making available
at cost ($4) a booklet entitled, “Conserving Your Land:
Options for NH Landowners,” which may be purchased at the end of the
workshop (no need to take notes).
Please join us!
Refreshments will be served.
Hampshire Charitable Foundation Supports Local Substance Abuse
For the past four years, the Pittsfield Drug
and Alcohol Coalition has been working to reduce substance abuse
among local youth. The group has sponsored speakers and
events, offered prevention education, promoted the Safe Homes
Network and more. Recent efforts have been aimed at one of the core
factors in substance abuse: the availability of drugs and alcohol.
The group began expanding activities after a 2009 grant from the
Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition. Now the
coalition will be able to continue this momentum thanks to generous
support from the Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard New Futures
Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Hampshire Charitable Foundation serves communities throughout New
Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont. The
Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created
by individuals, families and corporations. Outside the
government, the Foundation is the largest grant maker in the state,
making more than 3000 grants to nonprofits and nearly 1600 student
aid awards totaling approximately $30 million annually. The
Foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener
and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord,
the Foundation roots itself in the communities through regional
advisory boards. More information is available at
www.nhcf.org or by calling
To learn more about how you can get involved with
prevention efforts in Pittsfield, please contact Sarah Sadowski,
Coalition Coordinator at 988-9907.
brothers, Specialist Joseph White of Manchester and Specialist
Kenneth White from Pittsfield are both on active duty with the New
Hampshire National Guard. Joseph is with the 197th Headquarters
Battalion deployed to Kuwait on September 11, 2010. Kenneth has been
serving with the Charlie Company, 172nd Mountain Infantry Division
since early 2010 in Afghanistan. May God bless and keep them safe
while they are deployed.
It has been interesting to note the negativity and criticism his
opponent has given Charlie Bass’ voting record during his 12 years
of service in Congress, a simple task, of course, when one is
willing to depart from the truth. A reality check will show
that Charlie voted more than 70 times to cut taxes, eliminating the
death tax, the marriage penalty and taxes on small businesses.
voted for spending cuts even when he opposed Republican leadership
and was adamant in pursuing cuts for pork-barrel projects.
most blatant lie in Kuster’s assembly of ads concerns the veterans.
Charlie supported the bill she refers to, giving veterans $4 billion
more; the State VFW credits him with helping keep the ER room at
Manchester VA open in 2005. Charlie fought in 2005 to help
National Guardsmen and Reservists get Tricare, and has been a leader
in the Concurrent Receipt debate.
Annie invites everyone to come
under her big-spending tent to join her in supporting the Obama-care
bureaucracy, the failed stimulus, amnesty to illegal aliens, and
cap-and-trade legislation which would kill thousands of jobs in NH
and raise our electric and gas bills. Is this what we really
I sincerely urge all of you to go to the polls on Nov. 2
and vote for Charlie Bass for your 2nd District Congressman.
He is our ONLY option for a highly-respected, experienced,
common-sense conservative to accomplish the enormous task ahead.
Mary Lee Siel
Taking Life-Saving Campaign To Streets
This week, nearly 1,200
life-saving advertisements will go up on city buses, bus shelters,
rail and subway stations across the Nation displaying a message of
hope for those who have served their country and may be facing an
emotional crisis. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is
advertising its Suicide Prevention Hotline through Jan. 9, 2011.
“I know of one Veteran who saw these signs on a bus shelter, called
the hotline, and came to VA for help that same day,” said VA
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. “That Veteran had been walking out to
the desert to take his own life. There are thousands of other
Veterans like him who are still with us today as a direct result of
the hotline. It’s important that we get the word out to
everyone who put their lives on the line in defense of this Nation.”
Since its inception in July 2007, VA’s Suicide Prevention Hotline,
1-800-273-TALK (8255), has saved more than 10,000 Veterans and
provided counseling for more than 180,000 Veterans and their loved
ones at home and overseas. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day,
seven days a week by trained mental health professionals prepared to
deal with immediate crises.
The hotline also offers an anonymous
online chat feature available at
(Look for the chat feature in the upper right hand box.) While
implemented for Veterans, any person who calls the hotline and needs
help will receive it.
VA has marketed the hotline through mass
transit campaigns since summer of 2008, increasing the number of
calls and lives saved with each city the campaign has reached. VA is
partnering with Blue Line Media (www.BlueLineMedia.com)
for the campaign, a
transit advertising company that specializes in helping business and government tell
their stories through transit advertising media, such as buses, bus
shelters, benches, subways, trains, airports, billboards and more.
VA has also promoted awareness of the hotline through national
public service announcements featuring actor Gary Sinise and TV
personality Deborah Norville. The transit advertisements and both
PSAs are available for download via You Tube and at
To The Editor
I was brought up in Pittsfield, graduated from
Pittsfield High School and lived a large part of my life in
Merrimack County. I wish I could be there this year to vote to
re-elect Katherine Rogers as Merrimack County Attorney.
done everything I want to see a political leader do on my behalf.
She has cut spending and brought in a budget that was lower than
before and she did it by not cutting services but by adding
services. She figured out how to do things more efficiently and
looked at what wasn’t being done but needed to be. She also
reached out to the community and got everyone involved with trying
to find ways to reduce future crime by working with the kids.
may be biased, she is my little sister, but if I could I would
definitely vote to re-elect Katherine Rogers as the Merrimack County
Attorney on November 2.
You To Those Neighbors Who Assist
For anyone who puts Pittsfield
down for any reason, you have never lived here! You have never
experienced the warmth we exude and the caring we demonstrate.
Yesterday, October 20, 2010, a woman driving down Main Street and
Clark Street was hit head-on. Well, my neighbors (residents)
came to her aid, along with our finest Police, Fire, and Ambulance
We always lend a hand to help each other! That
woman is lucky to be alive today! Her angels wrapped their
wings around her for protection. She is not only by best
friend, she is my sister.
To The Editor
I am pleased to learn that Tony Soltani has offered
his services as State Representative for our state. We have
seen a deliberate shift to the left which has destroyed our state
budget, depleted school monies and furthered the goals of any
special interest group who could find an attentive ear. This
has occurred in both the Governor’s Office and the Legislature.
In my estimation we need intelligent, compassionate and competent
Legislators who are serving their constituents not special interest
groups or voting on party lines to incur favor with them. The
true legislator is concerned with what is right and just for the
State of New Hampshire and specifically the unmet needs of their
I can say without any equivocation that
Tony Soltani is such a man. I have known him for many years
and I trust him explicitly. If your current unfulfilled
obligations include repaired roads, bridges and a reliable
infrastructure, elect Tony Soltani. He has a logical and
persistent approach to resolve problems, more importantly, as an
attorney, he is familiar with New Hampshire laws. He is also a
small business owner who is thoroughly familiar with making a
I urge each eligible voter to elect Tony Soltani
at the polls if you want a return to the values which once made our
state the shining example in the Northeast.
Charles W. Welch
Pittsfield Parks And Recreation News
The Annual Harvest Fest held
on Saturday, October 16 at Dustin Park was a huge success again this
year. The Parks and Recreation Committee would like to thank the
following people and organizations for their support and
participation: Kydstop YMCA program, Laurie Houle for supplying the
cider, Nancy Kennedy for donating carving tools, Carol Grainger and
Andi Riel for setting up a table from the library, Duane Family Farm
for their help with supplying pumpkins, Dunkin Donuts for the
doughnuts and goodie bags, Tim Riel and his son for the hay ride.
Thanks also to the parents and adults who pitched in to help with
different activities. We look forward to Harvest Fest again next
There is still time to sign up for the ski program which
will start in January. Contact James Zensky at 435-7001 if you would
like to register or get more information.
Basketball will be held at the Pittsfield Community Center on
Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM.
To The Editor
Thank You Dispatchers!
Last night about 2 AM I
was having a hard time going to sleep. I lay there listening
to my scanners. I have two and they are on 24 hours a day.
I am a 24 year fire department volunteer. I said to myself, I
think it’s time someone said thank you to these dispatchers who work
12 - 14 hour shifts, taking calls from unfortunate people and
immediately transferring these calls to the proper town, Fire
Department, or Police Department, who within minutes are responding
to the home, business, car accident, fire, or medical emergency.
It is so remarkable how these people work together. Some of
these calls are hard to believe and some are remarkable. I
want to “take my hat off” to all of them. Also, “hats off” to
the Firemen, and Police who answer these calls and take care of
whatever problem it happens to be. The system works so very
well and we should all be thankful that we can go to sleep knowing
that if we need them they will be there for us.
Thank you all
again and God Bless you all!
Paul E. Riel
To the Good Citizens of Pittsfield:
On November 2nd I will be at
the Town Hall looking for signatures for a petition to repeal
the 1988 Zoning Ordinance. This is the closest thing to
signing the Declaration of Independence that I can come up with.
I know we are there to vote on the National Election. I just
can’t help throwing in some local politics.
Now for some
entertainment. A string walks into a bar. He sits on a
stool and asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender says
we don’t serve strings in here. The string went outside and
tied himself up, went back into the bar, sat on a stool, and asked
the bartender for a drink. The bartender said “Hey, aren’t you
the string that was just here?”The string gave him a
funny look and said “Frayed not!”
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi