Congratulations to Michael James Migliozzi of Pittsfield, a junior
majoring in electrical engineering, who was named to the Dean’s List
for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University. Michael is the
son of James and Kimberly Migliozzi of Catamount Rd. and is a 2014
graduate of the Academy for Science and Design Charter School in
List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and
also carry at least 14 credit hours.
Grief Support Group
of each month
Vicky for details (603) 312-0091.
Barn Good Ideas
talk to the Josiah Carpenter Library Trustees. Bring your ideas
about how the town can use the barn located at 41 Main Street,
Pittsfield. If you cannot attend the meeting, visit or phone the
library (435-8406) to share your ideas, or email
Congratulations to Jason Wynne of Pittsfield, enrolled in Southern
New Hampshire University’s BS Justice Studies with a concentration
in Law and Legal Process + Program. Jason was named to the
President’s List at SNHU for the Fall 2016 semester.
Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student
accumulate an academic grade point average of 3.7-4.0.
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However, the National Fire Protection Association’s Fourth Needs
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departments do not have enough personal protective clothing for all
of their emergency responders, and nearly three-quarters (72
percent) of departments reported that at least some of their
personal protective clothing was at least 10 years old. The need is
greatest in communities under 10,000, which are typically served by
all- or mostly-volunteer departments.
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application period for the 2017 Globe Gear Giveaway is now open. A
total of 52 sets of gear will be awarded to 13 departments in need.
The first 500 applicants will also receive a one-year NVFC
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To The Editor
Board meeting 2/7/17
agenda after two weeks off, with the lion’s share being tax
abatements for many reasons; several a result of appeals to the
state, some advised by our assessors, removed buildings, elderly and
veterans’ exemptions, and taxes assessed to the town for pro-rations
of sold properties. The only requests tabled were for Pittsfield
Community Development hardship requests, pending further
investigation. The rest all met abatement criteria and were
Abatements are not granted lightly as the rest of the tax base
suffers- however, fair is fair and if it’s a legitimate request we
try to do what’s right.
Town Meeting warrant was approved as written so far- not every
article unanimously. However, as always, whoever manages to show up
at Town Meeting will ultimately decide these issues for the whole
town, so if you want your say- show up!
Fire Wardens were appointed.
liquor license (sales only) was approved for Mike’s Meat Shop.
owners of 11 Watson St. came to us with concerns over HSA rental
licensing of their property. We will look into the matter further.
the report of the High School Tuition Study Committee. In a
nutshell; while we believe there would be a savings if the High
School was tuitioned out of district, in a split opinion of the
Committee, we do not recommend such a change. We found the savings
too small to risk the impact of certain other variables which could
eliminate those savings. The full report, in detail, will be posted
on the town’s website. I personally would like to thank the other
six members of the Committee who have put in a lot of work and
research since last summer to thoroughly investigate the feasibility
of such a change.
Submitted By Mike Mavity, Grace Capital Church
a question for all you Patriots fans. When the game was heading into
the fourth quarter, did you lose hope? Did you think the game was
over, there was not enough time? One of the Boston newspapers even
printed an edition with the headline “A Bitter End” that would
lament the sad defeat the Patriots endured (so they thought!).
maybe you were one of those fans who said, “wait, there is still
time on the clock; the Patriots aren’t dead yet.” You felt there was
still time for a comeback. The Falcons might have been on top, they
had run the score up to 28-3, but the game wasn’t over so there was
felt that way in life before. I’ve felt like I’ve messed up too
badly and it’s too late in the game for me to gain any victory.
Maybe we all feel that way sometime. Maybe we think we’ve made too
many mistakes, our lives are beyond help, we’re simply stuck where
we are and the clock is running out. Maybe we feel like our enemies
have run up the score and we are hopelessly behind in the game.
Bible tells us differently, though. The Bible tells us that God’s
mercies are new every day (Lamentations 3:22-24). It also tells us
that God has a plan for us, a plan to give us a future and a hope
(Jeremiah 29:11). Since I believe the Bible is truth, I can know
that as long as I’m living and breathing, the clock hasn’t run out
on me and I still have a chance. As long as I’m alive God’s mercies
for me are new every morning. As long as I have breath, He has a
plan to give me a future and a hope.
a truth for all of us. Our enemy might be running up the score but
we still have time, the clock hasn’t expired. We still have time to
go and renew that broken relationship with friends or family. The
clock hasn’t run out on us so we can spend more time with our kids.
We still have time to beat that addiction, to change those things
that have put us in the place where the enemy can run up the score.
Patriots won because they didn’t stop, they didn’t quit. They fought
as long as there was time on the clock. We can win as well, because
regardless of how high our enemies have run up the score, we are
still alive and the clock hasn’t run out on us. His mercies really
are new every morning!
To The Editor
Pittsfield resident whose life has been put on hold for over two
years because our beautiful property has failed to sell, I implore
every prudent taxpayer to take this step before the March 16 school
district meeting. I did this myself when my daughter entered the
Exeter Middle School. It was an eye-opener that led to a year of
homeschooling and a life-transforming experience for my child. Sit
in on a full day of classes in one of our schools and see for
yourself if you’re getting your time and money’s worth. Then and
only then will you be prepared to vote.
To The Editor
Honorable Mike Brewster, representing Pittsfield and Epsom, went to
file the Pumpkin Bill (treating marijuana almost like a pumpkin) and
was told by the Speaker of the House he did not want any duplicate
Rep. Aldrich, Rep. Aaricki, Re. Dyer, and Re. Phinney, seems to have
beast us to the punch. The biggest difference was we anted a kilo
for everyone. In this bill we all get an ounce. I know there’s a
bunch of old men in the legislature, so I guess we will be lucky to
have an ounce allowed.
really like the purpose and findings of this bill.
interest of allowing law enforcement (this includes Pittsfield’s
Police Dept.) to focus on violent and property crimes, generating
revenue for education and other public purposes, and individual
freedom. The people of the State of New Hampshire find and declare
that the use of marijuana should be legal for a person 21 years of
age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.
like 30 percent of such revenues going into the alcohol abuse
prevention and a treatment fund, to be used for drug abuse
prevention treatment, and recovery services.
Brewster like the 70 percent going for property tax relief. He is
well aware that Pittsfield’s tax rate is about to increase to the
point where we are all in trouble without adequate revenue from the
State to help fund their laws.
Carpenter Library February News And Events
Preschool story hour Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Join Ms.
Holly for a fun filled hour of stories, crafts and a snack. All ages
Closed on Monday, February 20th in Observance of President’s day
Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, February 22, 2017 at 7 pm at the
Town Hall – Public is welcome to attend a forum to discuss the
future of the property “a Barn Good Idea” that was generously
donated to the Library Board of Trustees by long time library
patron, Bill Miskoe.
February 15th Outreach program to Blueberry Express Daycare
Maker Club continues at the library starting Wednesdays February 1,
8, & 15 at 3:30 pm. Build and tell your stories- sign-up required
Meet & Talk Book discussion group -Join us for an exciting book
discussion on “Following Atticus” by Tom Ryan (http://tomandatticus.blogspot.com/)
at the Pittsfield Senior Community Center Tuesday February 28th at
for a leisurely & nutritious lunch afterward at a bargain price!
Teen Book Worms Discussing “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by
Douglas Adams Thursday March 2nd between 6-7:30 pm at the library
Pittsfield School Board
February 2, 2017
Submitted By Ralph Odell
request for public input at the recent meeting had a parent express
concern about communication between the School and families. The
Board appreciates parents bringing up concerns they may have and
will work to provide the best system for the School Community. A
second comment suggested that more time should be allocated within
the school for substance misuse prevention and training. Citizens
concerns are welcome in person, email, or call.
Brown, Director of College and Career Readiness, described a field
trip for 13 students to Advanced Corporate Manufacturing in
Rochester. Job opportunities within the industry exceed the labor
supply. A training program at Great Bay Community College exists
that, upon completion, leads to employment. Scholarships are
available. Two students are interested in pursuing the opportunity.
also described the New Hampshire Scholars Program for high school
students. The program consists of a series of courses for high
school students at a set grade level. This will allow them to apply
to series of post secondary institutions within the state, no
admission fee. Part of the goal of the program is to encourage more
students to pursue their education within the state.
meeting ended with discussion of the District budget.
Pittsfield Players’ Kids’ Theater Workshop Presents Singin’ In The
Jennings, Emma Molloy and Christopher Dudley in rehearsal for
Singin’ In The Rain, Jr. practicing their dance for the song Good
Pittsfield Players’ Kids’ Theater Workshop will present the classic
musical Singin’ In The Rain, Jr. at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St.,
Pittsfield, NH on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23, 24 and
25, at 7:30 pm. each evening. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for
kids under age 12 and can be reserved by calling 435-8852.
are also available for special matinee performances for local
schools and home on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22, at
12:30 pm. Seats are $3 per person for these performances and they
can be reserved by calling Maye Hart at 736-9563.
show tells the story of silent movie stars Don Lockwood and Lina
Lamont, the Hollywood couple of the century, who find themselves
caught up in a new technology called talkies. Don can handle the
transfer to the new genre, but what about Lina? And when new comer
Kathy Selden enters the scene with and she has all the talent to
make it big in the new film industry, how does that all work out?
The show has all the wonderful songs and dances from the classic
movie starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor and
you can’t miss these great kids in this classic musical.
show features Turner Jennings as Don Lockwood, Emma Molloy as Kathy
Selden and Sarah May Schultz as Lina Lamont. Newcomer Christopher
Dudley plays Cosmo Brown, Don Lockwood’s pal. Justin Greene takes on
the role of RF Simpson, the big Hollywood producer, and Joe Garcia
plays director Dexter. Cecily Schultz handles the role of gossip
columnist Dora Bailey; Molly Keyes plays Lina’s assistant Roz, and
Emily Dunagin takes on the role of Zelda, another of Lina’s
confidantes. Jacob Scruton plays two roles—a policeman and an
elocution teacher—and Essence Bourque is an elocution teacher as
well. Joe Molloy appears as a sound technician, Sam, and also as a
suave Broadway Host singer. Also included in the cast are Matthew
Swenton, Skye Paziale, Abby Cote, April Keyes, Wanda Anderson,
Spencer Griffin, Peter Dudley, Johnny Anderson, Kolbey Ryan, Dylan
Cunningham, Cecily Schultz, Courtney Butler, Kaylyn John-Zensky,
Jaden Beattie, Madeline Decker, Addy Shanyo, Alex Keyes, April
Keyes, Mabel Johnson, Michaela St. George, Damonica Charles, Olivia
Charles, Addison Clark, Olivia LaValley, Alyssa LaValley, Olivia
Cunningham, Jaylea Thomas Carly Griffin, and Faith Griffin.
In The Rain, Jr. is directed by Maye Hart, choreographed by Dee Dee
Pitcher, with set design by Turner Jennings. Jim Hart is lighting
designer. AJ Robidas will be handling lights from the booth, and
Lily Edmonds will be handling sound. Don’t miss this wonderful Kid’s
Theater Workshop and reserve your seats now!
“Ray” Muzzey, age 57, passed away, Saturday, February 4, 2017 in
Strafford after a lengthy battle with cancer.
born August 5, 1959 in Concord, NH and was a life-long resident of
predeceased by his parents Harold Lawson Muzzey Sr. and Gertrude
(Welch) Muzzey and his brother Kenneth Muzzey of Loudon.
survived by his loving sisters Evelyn Timmins and husband Carey,
Carolyn Stinson and husband Willard, devoted brother Pastor Harold
L. Muzzey Jr. and wife Diana; an Aunt, Ellen (Muzzey) Desmarais and
two nieces, five nephews, five great nieces, six great nephews,
cousins and many close friends.
loved listening to music and had a special love of dogs, especially
his beagle, Shiloh. Ray was an avid baseball and hockey fan, and
especially loved the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, and watching WWF Wrestling.
graveside service will be held in the Spring in the family lot of
the Soucook Cemetery in Concord, NH. Pastor Harold Muzzey will be