is an open position on the Ethics Committee and one on the Budget
Committee. Anyone interested in either position, please contact the
Town Moderator at 435-8022 or
Celebrating Birthdays are: September 1, Paullette Chagnon; September
2, Faith Whittier; September 3, Norman Gagnon, Jacob Gray; September
4, Abigail Mousseau, Sylvia Wallace, Nathan Kennedy; September 5,
Tonia Snedeker, Angie Spradling; September 7, Arthur Harnden Jr.,
Very Happy Birthday To One And All.
Celebrating Anniversaries are: September 1, Gale and Jonathan Marden;
September 3, Tom and Ruth Huckins.
Winners in the August Drawing at the Peterson-Cram post #75 American
Legion were: #266, Scott Ward, $50; #131, Maddie and Joseph Rogers,
$25; #284, Heidi Parker, $10; #207, Matt Currier, #10; #23, Dean A.
Roger’s brother, William Rogers and Joe and Maddy’s niece, Cece
Rogers, have returned to their respective homes in Monrovia,
California, after spending a week here visiting Joe and Maddy.
Suncook Valley Soccer Club is looking for 5th & 6th grade boys for
our U12 Team. We are also looking for a U8 coach and training will
interested, please contact Rick Anthony by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rick directly at
Suncook Valley Sno-Riders First Meeting Of The Season
Suncook Valley Sno-Riders is holding its first meeting of the season
on Wednesday September 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield
Community Center. Election of officers will be held at this meeting.
Watch our website for details
Josiah Carpenter Library Story Time will begin on Thursday,
September 16th. The Story Times are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and are
open to all children from toddlers up to kindergarten.
School Lunch Menus
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Mac & cheese, veggie, fruit, milk.
Wednesday - Spaghetti with meatballs, veggie, milk.
Fish and cheese sandwich, salad, fruit, milk.
Friday - Pizza,
veggie, fruit, milk.
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Nachos and cheese, meatsauce,
lettuce, tomatoes, fruit and milk.
Wednesday - Shepherd’s pie,
bread, baked dessert, fruit and milk.
Thursday - Chicken nuggets,
fries, veggies, fruit and milk.
Friday - Cheeseburger, rolls,
chips, pickle, fruit, milk.
Pittsfield Soldier Receives Officer’s Commission
Lt. Thompson presenting the traditional silver dollar to
Sergeant First Class Neal Mitchell, the first soldier to formally
salute her as an officer. SFC Mitchell, a former U.S. Marine
accepted the silver dollar on behalf of Lt. Thompson’s son, Sgt.
David Mack of Pittsfield, currently serving with the Marines in
Afghanistan. Lt. Thompson serves full time with the National Guard
and is assigned to the Adjutant General in Manchester.
August 14, 2010, Cynthia Thompson of Pittsfield was commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Lt.
Thompson successfully completed the Army Officer Candidate School
course of instruction at the NH Army National Guard Regional
Training Installation in Strafford, NH.
15 member class began training in April 2009 with a two week
assignment in Niantic, CT, at Camp Rell, a National Guard Training
site for physical conditioning, leadership exercises, nighttime and
navigation and platoon/squad level infantry skills.
Training continued locally with emphasis on physical conditioning,
artillery “call for fire,” 7 and 10 mile forced marches, as well as
8 academic blocks of instruction.
training culminated with an intense 2 week period at Ft. McLellan,
Alabama, including squad and platoon tactics, water survival
training, a leadership reaction course, as well as an obstacle
course. Lt. Thompson was one of 8 soldiers who successfully
completed 18 months of training. She was the distinguished physical
fitness graduate for her class.
Loudon Hosts AARP Driver Safety Course
Richard Brown House, Loudon’s VOA Senior Housing will be hosting the
AARP Driver Safety course Monday and Tuesday, October 4 and 5 from 9
AM - 1 PM. The eight hour course will be held at 142 South Village
Road, Loudon, and is open to people of all ages from surrounding
towns. Cost is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non members.
course covers defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and
rules of the road, many of which have changed since seniors began
driving. Other topics include: how to deal with aggressive drivers,
how to handle problem situations and information on changes in
equipment over the years. Cars have changed, so have rules, road
conditions and US - eye sight, reflexes/reaction and hearing. This
course can help us deal with all of the above and be safer on the
further information or to register please call 491-2312.
VA Offers Faster Application Process For Veterans
part of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki’s effort to
streamline access to benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs
officials removed the signature requirement for veterans who
electronically submit an online 10-10EZ “Application for Health
“This singular action will reduce days, if not weeks, for veterans
who apply online to access their hard-earned medical benefits and
upholds the promise to reduce access barriers to needed care for
this nation’s veterans,” Secretary Shinseki said.
Previously, veterans filling out the online application were
required to print a copy, sign it and send to their local medical
center, or wait for a copy to be mailed to them for signature and
mailing before enrollment into the VA health care system could
additional information, go to
www.va.gov/healtheligibility or call VA’s toll-free number at
877-222-8387. The online form is available at
more retiree news and information, please visit
Dinner Theatre Comes To Plausawa Valley Country Club With
2010: A Musical Review”
For those wanting a musical, toe-tapping
night of fun and tunes from the past, the talented Pittsfield
Players are offering yet another night of entertainment. “Encore
2010: A Musical Review,” a hilariously funny night of dinner theater
music, is set to perform on Friday, September 10 at the Plausawa
Valley Country Club, 42 Whittemore Road in Pembroke.
Director/choreographer Dee Dee Pitcher leads a talented cast of
performers in this year’s 18th season of “Encore.” Dinner theater
patrons can dine and be entertained with numerous selections of
Broadway tunes and favorites from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s sung by
the “Encore” cast.
As a featured surprise, cast members select a
personal favorite song to perform, each in his/her own touching way.
The audience will be treated to songs from many genres, and hear
“The Undertaker Blues,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Running Bear,” “Crazy,”
“I Feel Good,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Johnny Angel,” “Never Never
Land,” “Aquarius,” “Soul Man,” and “Personality.” Keith Belanger
provides flawless piano accompaniment with just the right artistic
Tickets for “Encore 2010: A Musical Review” are $25 per
person, which includes an Italian buffet dinner starting at 7 p.m.
followed by the show. Reservations can be made by calling the club
Pro Shop at 928-7473. Don’t let this musical night slip away from
I’M FOR KELLY
I am not one of the powers in the Republican Party
– I am a N.H. State Senator, making $92 a year after taxes. I have
been representing my constituents for twenty years. As I see it, my
primary job has been to help my constituents whenever possible.
Over the years, many of the problems my constituents have had needed
help, guidance and direction from the Attorney General’s office.
Kelly and her great staff always got an A+ from me and the
constituents in need of help. Wouldn’t this be a breath of fresh air
Kelly was appointed Attorney General by a
Republican governor. Guess what! A Democrat governor – John Lynch –
thought so much of her and the great job she was doing, he
reappointed her to the position. Other Republican appointees were
not so lucky.
Kelly kept her word. I, along with I’m sure many
others, asked her to go for the death penalty for the murderer of
Officer Briggs. She did and she was successful. A former Attorney
General promised he would get the death penalty for the two who
killed Jeremy Charron, the young Epsom Police Officer. He could not
and did not have success.
Another reason to back Kelly is her
strong stand on our constitutional right to own and bear arms. This
is important today as it was back in the days of our founding
fathers. She and her veteran husband run a small business. They
don’t have millions, but they have a family and a desire to live the
American dream. Kelly wants to go to Washington and serve the people
of New Hampshire and all the citizens of this great country.
Please join me and on September 14th and November 2nd, cast not only
a vote for Kelly, but for all of us in New Hampshire and the rest of
our great country.
Thank you all.
Senator Jack Barnes Jr.
PO Box 362
Raymond, NH 03077
I’d like to talk about transparency for a minute. Occasionally when
I say that we need to look at the budget and get spending under
control, I’ll get the response “Well, exactly WHAT would you cut?
Mr. heartless Republican” (or something like that) followed by an
argument that all spending is necessary at current levels, and
probably should grow some more. That’s the problem with the lack of
fiscal transparency in Concord. A concerned citizen should be able
to log into a State website, or at least download a report, and see
exactly what’s being spent line by line in each department.
Currently, we have a system that will show you the grand totals, but
not the specifics. That’s a good start, but it’s like seeing $1,000
in your monthly household budget going to “automotive expenses”, but
not knowing if that amount included gas, repairs, or a lease on a
new Lexus. All you know is that you are told every dollar spent was
absolutely essential. We can’t get our financial house in order if
we can’t see exactly where the money is going.
Here’s what I
would propose if elected:
1) All departments will need to
itemize each expense, and make it publicly available for review on a
2) Every department head will be required to
justify the spending in their proposed budget, not just increase it
based on the last cycle.
3) Annual statewide audit to weed out
wasteful spending, and to find ways to improve processes,
consolidate efforts and run more efficiently.
election is on September 14th and I would appreciate your support.
You can go to my website at
www.votespaulding.com for more information, or give me a call at
Candidate For State
Maxfield Public Library Oil Painting Classes
ever thought - about doing some painting and not just the
living room walls? With the blazing colors of fall coming soon, you
may be inspired to try your hand at oil painting. Instructor Ken
Krzewick will begin eight weeks of classes for beginners on
Wednesday, October 13, from 2-4 p.m. Please contact the library to
enroll and get a list of materials you will need to bring to class.
The nonrefundable course fee is $80. Class size is limited, so
please sign up soon! Call 798-5153 for more information.
Show Art Show - Loudon Village Arts
Don’t miss a chance to
own beautiful artwork by local artists. Mark your calendar for
the Loudon Village Arts fall show on October 8 and 9. Original works
in oil, pastel, pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, and acrylic, as
well as a number of prints and photographs will be up for sale and
ready to take home. The show is invitational and juried. If you are
an artist and interested in showing your work, stop by the library
for a prospectus or visit
www.loudonvillagearts.com. Please plan to join us for the opening reception
on Friday, Oct., 8, at 4:00 p.m.
You don’t have to be artist
yourself to promote art in the community. The Loudon Village Arts
group meets in the library, at 7 p.m., on the first Wednesday of the
month. New members who are eager to celebrate, educate about, and
promote the arts are always welcome.
Exciting New Nonfiction For
Even the most reluctant young readers will find something to
grab their interest in the big batch of new
nonfiction books the library has just added. The
books range from hunting, fishing, and camping in
the “The Great Outdoors” series to a peek behind
closed doors at sports stadiums and hospitals in
“Hidden Worlds.” For children who like scary
stories, take a look at “The Unexplained” series
with ghosts, Bigfoot, haunted houses, and tales of
alien abduction. If that doesn’t do it, check out
“The World’s Deadliest” series for a vast assortment
hair-raising creatures and places.
As cooler temperatures breeze in, story time is an
especially cozy place for you and your child to come in from the
cold to listen to some great books and make a take-home craft item.
With three times to choose from, you can stop by on Tuesdays or
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 2 p. m. The first story
time of the fall season will be held on September 14. No
registration is required.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1
Nathan Riel, Peter Riel, Joan Riel and Abigail Elizabeth Riel.
and Candy Riel of Center Barnstead, Joan Riel of Pittsfield and
Victoria Riel Smith and son, Dakota of Beverly, Mass., spent the
weekend of August 21st in Somerset, Mass. On Sunday, they attended
the Baptism of Abigail Elizabeth Riel, daughter of Nathan and
Lindsay Riel of Fall River, Mass., held at St. Louis de France
Church in Swansea, Mass.
A reception followed at the home of
Abby’s grandparents, Dr. Robert and Sue Pavao in Swansea.
Submitted By John Lenaerts
driven through Pittsfield lately, you would agree that a little
bragging is in order. Our treasured downtown is ablaze with flowers
and we should be proud of the level of volunteerism that brought
There are a number of individuals and organizations
that contribute money and time and I will attempt to list them.
The hanging baskets are done by the Pittsfield Flower Fund, the
barrels (and flags) are done by the Beautification Committee (mainly
Carole and Paul Richardson) and the Lyman Park Flowers by the
The flowers on the Town Hall steps are done
by Ted Mitchell and he tells me he will enlarge the boxes next year.
I am involved with the hanging baskets, but now only as a collector
of funds. I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their
For the past several years most of the work
has been done by Don Morse and his family. They make up the baskets,
hang them and then, with the help of others, keep them watered. Don
even uses a ladder to weed them on occasion.
This year with the
hot, dry weather, the baskets have been watered almost daily and Don
and Trish Gordon have done most of this watering. This is year
fourteen now and the flowers have never looked better. Thank you to
all who help and donate, but especially to Don Morse.
Willard E. Bishop, 86, of Fairview Road, died August
23rd at the Concord Hospice House following a long illness.
was born in Pittsfield, the son of William and Josephine Bussiere
and had lived here all his life. He was a Pittsfield High School
graduate, class of 1942.He was a US Marine Corp Veteran during WW II
having served in the Pacific Theater, and having been on Iwo Jima
when the flag was raised.
He worked for the NH Electric Co-Op as
a line foreman and in 1958 he went to work for the Pittsfield Post
Office as a rural carrier retiring in 1986. He served on
Pittsfield’s Budget Committee, Administrative Study Committee,
Housing Standards Agency, Planning Board, the Master Plan Committee
and was Treasurer of the School District. He was a 50 year member of
the Peterson-Cram American Legion Post # 75, and a life member of
the Fourth Marine Division Association. He was a longtime member of
Our Lady of Lourdes Church. He also was a volunteer firefighter with
the Pittsfield Fire Department. He enjoyed having coffee with the
boys at Bell Brothers Store.
He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Evelyn (Conant) Bishop of Pittsfield; a daughter, Valerie
Parker of Concord; 4 grand daughters, Candace Stockman, Carrie
Parker, Courtine Booth and Casey Bolton; and 4 great-grandchildren,
Tyler and Kyle Stockman, Kaitlyn Turner, and Parker Bolton.
was predeceased by a 10 year old daughter, Vanessa in 1967.
A graveside service was held Saturday, August 28, 2010. The Rev.
John Loughnane Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Donations in his memory may be made to the CRVNA
Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301
The Perkins &
Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield, assisted the family with
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