Pittsfield Citizen of the Year
It is time to pick
Pittsfield’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. We need to know who you feel
should be honored this year. Please send the name of your nominee
and why you feel they should be honored to:
Citizen of the Year
P O Box 173
Pittsfield N H 03263
The deadline to receive
nominations will be June 19. A panel of former Citizens of the Year
will choose this year’s honoree from the nominations submitted.
Thank you for your nominations.
Old Home Community Fair
On July 22nd Pittsfield will celebrate
Old Home Day “Pittsfield Goes to the Circus!” The community fair
will be in Dustin Park from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Old Home Day
Committee is looking for crafters and community organizations to
join the fair. Community organizations can participate for
free, and the vendor fee is $10.00. If you would like to set
up a table or booth please contact Leslie Vogt at 435-7993 or
Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at
the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on June
20th beginning at 1 pm.
We invite all who are
interested in stamp collecting to attend, share their interest, buy,
sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about
their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests
in Philatelic resources and issues. Gain new insight and
knowledge, sharing news articles and stories abut stamp collecting.
Learn of the latest cutting edge information on stamp collecting.
For more information call Dan Day at 603-228-1154.
Drake Field Summer Recreation Program
Drake Field Summer Recreation Program is free to Pittsfield children
in grades 1-8. High school students are welcome to join in and help
for community service credit. We are located at Drake’s Field and
open Monday- Thursday beginning June 26th and ending August 3rd .
The only cost is for admission is to some field trips, many are
free. Breakfast and lunches will be provided free of charge. Good
behavior is mandatory.
Signup sheets will be sent home with
school children soon. For more information please contact Mrs.
Sawyer at 267-6733.
The Pittsfield Alumni Association Committee is
doing a 50/50 raffle. A 50/50 raffle means that the winner will
receive 50% of the cash raised from the sale of raffle tickets. The
raffle drawing will be at Drake Field tennis courts on August 1st
(National Night Out), at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are: 1 for $1.00, 3 for
$2.00 and 6 for $5.00.
Locations where tickets can be purchased
include: Pittsfield Youth Workshop, Town Hall (Clerk’s Office),
Dustin Park (Old Home Day - July 22nd) or you can purchase tickets
Tobi Chassie - 435-6701 ext. 4,
Andi Riel - 435-6346,
Ted Mitchell - 435-6573,
Carole Richardson - 435-8351, firstname.lastname@example.org
appreciate your support.
Pittsfield Alumni Association
Of Thanks Gala And Annual Meeting Kicks Off Players’ 50th
Get set for a great evening when the
Players gather for their Annual Meeting and a gala Shower of Thanks
celebration to honor our donors, our members and the vendors who
worked tirelessly to bring our new sprinkler system on line. Instead
of our normal pot luck dinner, on Saturday, June 10, we’ll gather at
The Scenic Theatre at 6 pm for hors d’oeurves and beverages,
followed by a brief Annual Meeting, and a Players’ performance at 7
pm with a watery theme because, after all, it’s all about the
sprinklers at the Scenic.
Shake out your glitziest dress and your
finest suit, and lots of bling, and join us for this fun evening.
We’ll be putting on the Ritz and honoring our big donors and our
small donors for their support of this project, with kudos to Globe
Manufacturing, Suncook (Pittsfield) Rotary Club, Beverly and Rene
Drolet, The Foss Foundation, and the E.P. Sanderson Trust. In
addition, we will be recognizing the small donors, our members, and
those who helped in other ways as well, with service donations or by
just being there when we needed you the most.
We will also be
inviting the public to help us thank all these great people and
organizations. The show will feature Players’ members Jean and
Angelo Gentile, Catherine Martinez, Gerri Casey, John Chinn, Coy
McCarty, Cindi Bell, Caleb Molloy, Emma Molloy, and Turner Jennings.
They’ll also be joined by members of the Kids’ Theater Workshop
onstage. Phil Breton will accompany the group, who will be singing
all about rain, rainbows, and water.
In addition, the evening
will mark the beginning of our 50th anniversary as The Pittsfield
Players. Founded by Roland and Helen Charron, the group first
performed in 1968 with the production of You Can’t Take It With You.
Since then, the Players have continued to bring the very finest
community theater entertainment to the residents of Pittsfield and
the surrounding communities. We will be celebrating our 50th
anniversary throughout the upcoming year, with special events and
commemorative shows, as well as a special dinner for members later
The 2017-2018 program will begin with this fall’s
production TBA, directed by Marty Williams, followed by the Kids’
Theater Workshop production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.,
directed by Maye Hart. The Players will present a revival of One
Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in March, which will once again be
directed by Meggin Dail, and that will be followed by the
revival of Come Blow Your Horn, directed by Carole Neveux, in May.
The fall 2018 musical will be a revival of Camelot, directed by Maye
We’d like to know if you’re planning on attending our
Shower of Thanks and Annual Meeting so we can plan for food and
beverages. If you are planning on attending, please call the theatre
at 435-8852 and leave a message telling us that you plan on joining
in the celebration. If you’d like to help by contributing a hors
d’oeurves or helping with serving, please contact Meggin Dail at
University of New Hampshire Announces May 2017 Graduates
following students participated in the University of New Hampshire
Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Durham, N.H.
Students who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a
GPA of 3.85-4.0; students who received the honor of magna cum laude
graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and students who received the
honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.64. Students are
only graduated after the Registrar’s Office has certified that all
degree requirements have been successfully completed. Participating
in the commencement ceremony is the act of honoring and celebrating
Aaron Russell of Barnstead, NH graduated
with a BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering
Austin Atkins of
Barnstead, NH graduated with a MS degree in Physics
Prescott of Center Barnstead, NH graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA
degree in Linguistics
Dagny Garcia-Brown of Center Barnstead, NH
graduated with a BS degree in BiomedSci:Med&VetSci
of Center Barnstead, NH graduated with a BA degree in Political
Heather Carter of Center Barnstead, NH graduated with a
MA degree in English:Literature
Matthew McGinnis of Center
Barnstead, NH graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSCIVE degree in
Jennifer McCall of Epsom, NH graduated with a
MAT degree in Secondary Education
Emily Langlais of Epsom, NH
graduated with a BA degree in English/Journalism
of Gilmanton, NH graduated with a BSIT degree in Information
Heather MacAllister of Chichester, NH graduated with a
AAS degree in Veterinary Technology
Alexandra Wantiez-Broehl of
Northwood, NH graduated with a BA degree in Communication
Cheyenne Brown of Northwood, NH graduated with a MFA degree in
John DeButts of Northwood, NH graduated Cum Laude with a
BA degree in Linguistics
Samantha Pollari of Northwood, NH
graduated Cum Laude with a BA degree in History
Amanda Perron of
Northwood, NH graduated with a MED degree in Elementary Education
Rebekah Adams of Pittsfield, NH graduated with a BSMATH degree in
Robert LeBel of Pittsfield, NH graduated with a BS
degree in Biochem,Molec&Cell Bio
Sage Anthony of Pittsfield, NH
graduated with a BA degree in Communication
Jeffrey Dade of
Gilmanton Ironworks, NH graduated with a MPA degree in Public
Pittsfield Historical Society Presents
“The Shakers” In New
The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second
Appearing, commonly called “Shakers” has been present in New
Hampshire since 1784. There have been close ties between this
celibate religious communal society and Pittsfield throughout our
Join us on Wednesday, June 14th at 7 PM at the
Society museum, 13 Elm Street, as we explore the ties that link us
to the Shaker Community and to the Shaker Museum that is in our back
yard. Please bring your experiences, stories, photographs, and
memorabilia of the “Shakers” to share with the group.
program will be moderated by Sabra Welch, who will give an overview
of the Shaker community of East Canterbury and share her experiences
in helping to preserve the legacy of the “Shakers in New Hampshire.”
Pictured are those in attendance: Pat Smith, Connie Quindley, Susie
Fife, Sandy Gilmore, Pearl Demyanovich, Holly Brown.
Members of the Pittsfield TOPS chapter recently attended the
TOPS State Recognition Day (SRD). Connie Quindley who lost 61.8
pounds won first place in Div. 2 not only in our chapter, but was
also first in the state in her division. Congratulations to
her! That is an honor.
Congratulations also to Pat Smith who
received an emerald pendant for being a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds
Sensibly) for 15 years. Pat also received a certificate for her work
in publicity for TOPS.
KOPS in the Black for not going over their
goal, were Pat Smith, Peggy Driscoll. Susie Fife was Angel of the
Year, which means within 5 pounds of her goal. Our chapter came in
second in Excellence in Weight Loss award with an average of 7.62
pounds lost per member. Congratulations to all recipients. We
are proud of you.
If you would like more information about our
chapter which meets on Tuesday 6:30 at Berakah on Fairview Rd., call
Pat 435-5333 or Beth 435-7397.
To Pittsfield Homeowners,
Soon after the March 2016 Pittsfield
Town Meeting, Clayton Wood, Chairman, and Jim Pritchard, Secretary,
of the Pittsfield Planning Board, took out “In-law Apartment” from
the zoning ordinance and replaced it with “Accessory Apartment”
under comprehensive revision - Article 2 on the ballot. On the
ballot in Article 2 they wrote. (To make them more clear, specific,
and lawful under State law). But their C-2 - the accessory apartment
shall not be rented. Is illegal. They were told that by me and legal
attorneys. 2017-C-5 (the accessory apartment shall not be rented)
still there. Void.
So, those people with permitted in-law
apartments now have accessory apartments and can be rented, as long
as you have sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation provisions in
the accessory apartment, and a door between the accessory dwelling
and principal dwelling. The accessory dwelling must be less
than half the principal dwelling and nor more than 750 square feet.
The new state law (RSA 674:71-72-73) Accessory Dwelling Units - is
now law as of June 1, 2017.
The owner of the principal dwelling
must live in the principal or accessory dwelling!
who would like to have an accessory apartment in their single family
homes in zones: urban, suburban, and rural only, may do so under the
same rules from the zoning board of adjustment and building permit.
RSA 674:73 - Detached Accessory Dwelling - not mandated by State,
not allowed in the Town of Pittsfield.
You may get the full text
on the Town web site or Town Office.
To the Patrons of the Pittsfield Food Pantry,
Please be advised
that we are now located at 55 Barnstead Rd. (Route 107), Bay 6 (next
to Rustic Crust). Our new mailing address is PO Box 3. Our new phone
number is 545-7998.
Our hours for being open have not changed.
They are still Monday 11 AM-2 PM and 4-6 PM, and Thursday from 11
AM-2 PM. You may pick up food once (1) a month.
Hope this is
WARNER- Mr. John James Bissland, 81, of Warner,
passed away on May 8, 2017 at the Pine Rock Manor after a lengthy
Born in Eastchester, NY, John was the son of the
late John J. and Gussie (Mueller) Bissland. He was raised and
educated in New York.
John enjoyed the simple things in life,
especially fishing and reading.
He was predeceased by his wife,
Agnes (Hoyt) Bissland.
He is survived by his two children,
Heather White of Pittsfield and John Bissland, Jr. of Concord.
his request, there will be no services. Assisting the family
with the arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in
Epsom. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit