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PERMIT NO. 33
Volume 3 Number 30 February 5, 2010 12 Pages
Childhood Cancer Charity
by Robyn Hatch
nullrgaritas nullstaurant in Salem selected the Childhood
Cancer nullfeline charity to benefit their nullh nullarter
nullonlight nulldness. At this time, nullrgaritas created a
by Jay Hobson
wonderfully large check to present to the organinulltion,
The process that will eventually elect a selectman
and three families who have children with cancer were
and reach decisions on the town operating budget and
present to receive the check. Two of the children have lost
infrastructure improvements will begin on Saturday as
their battlenull nulltty Dubuc nullnullnull and nullan nullkle nullnullnull,
voters attend the first Deliberative Session.
while one, Dane nulliagnosed in nullnull, and currently age
The process and its perceived low turnout prompted
nullnull continues to win his battle.
a review of the town charter and the formation of
The Childhood Cancer nullfeline nullww.
a charter committee to possibly change the form of
childhoodcancerlifeline.orgnullwas founded in nullnull
government for Salem. That process, however, yielded
by a group of parents whose children had childhood
no new charter for resident review, as commissioners
cancer. They support practical and emotional needs of
couldn’t agree on a final document. That left the
nullw nullmpshire families dealing with pediatric cancer
system unchanged and due to begin on Saturday.
by providing financial and emotional support to these
According to Town Clerk Susan nullall, there are
families. nullterature and information on care and treatment
three components to the elective processnull the first
is also passed along, as well as grocery certificates, meal
Deliberative Session, the official ballot, and town
vouchers for medical stays, and prenullaid phone cards. This
is a volunteer organinulltion and continues to be made up
he first Delibernull ative Session decides what will be
mostly of families of children who have childhood cancer.
on the ballot as far as collective bargaining, the town
null the look on Dane’s face, this organinulltion and the
budget, and warrant articles, and the ballot will have
people involved are successful.
Dane’s family, Faith, Grace, Spencer, and Erick, waiting for their food
the list of candidates, as well as the warrant articles
and nullning issues. The town meeting will determine
things like citinulln’s petitions,null all said.
nullall further stated that to be allowed to enter the
deliberative session, a resident must be a registered
nullnlike the national elections, you can’t register
to vote and vote on the same daynullthere is a cutnullff
deadline for registering and that deadline was last
week,null all said.
The first Deliberative Session will be held at Salem
nullgh School on Saturday, nullebruary null beginning at
At that time, Articles null null, null, and null of the first
warrant will be deliberated.
nullre is a breakdown and brief summary of what
will be addressed at the first Deliberative Session on
Article nullrefers to the establishing of an enullmption
nulln the principal place of abode of a disabled person
in the amount of nullnullnullnullin accordance with nullA
nullnullnull.null The particulars of the proposed enullmption
Dane and his dad
Margaritas staff with Dane and his dad
are that if the disabled person is single, then the
staff photos by Robyn Hatch
income ceiling is nullnullnullnull if married, nullnullnullnull and
the total assets owned must be less than nullnullnullnull not
including the actual residence with a null residency
renullirement of five years.
Article null asks voters if they wish to nullaise and
Concord Update Raises Concerns
appropriate the sum of one million, three hundred
eightynullour dollars nullnullnullnullnullnull for the replacement of
bridges on nullrth nullin Street over nullidow nullrris nullook
and at nullerson nullay over nullidow nullrris nullook.null Also
included in the bond issue are the costs associated
with obtaining the bond issue, nulln accordance of the
nullnicipal nullinance Act nullA null.null null also authorinulls the
nullard of Selectmen to accept any and all state aid or
nullther revenue sourcenullthat becomes available in the
future. This article will renullire a nullnullballot vote.
The proposed pronullcts are eligible for nullnullercent
reimbursement from the null DnullT nullnicipally
nullnaged nullidge Aid nullogram.
The article carries the recommendation of both the
nullard of Selectmen and the nulldget Committee.
Article null asks voters if they want to nullaise and
appropriate the sum of two million, two hundred
ninetynullight thousand, five hundred and fifty dollars
From left, Representatives Norman Manullr, nullarolyn nullenuller, Rnullsell nullngram, David nullates, nullalter nullolodnullenull Margaret nullrisler,
nullnullnullnullnullnull for the replacing of all residential water
Mary Grinull, Ronullrt Elliott, Senator Michael Downing, Repnullnullarlie McMahon, David nullettenconullt, Roger nullells, and Moderator nulleter Raynonull
meters in the town and installing automated enullipment
on enullsting commercial water metersnullby authorinullng
by Len Lathrop nulldate, organinulld by the nulleater Salem two weeks ago, which has no plans for tolls
the issuance of notes of the stated amount from the
nullder a new format of only nullestions from Chamber of Commerce, began nullnday on the nullssachusettsnullew nullmpshire border.
state of null revolving funds under the provisions of the
those in attendance, the annual Concord morning. There was no dead air until the nullttencourt went on to speak about nullhe
nullnicipal nullinance Act nullA null, and also authorinullng
conversations stopped officially at nullnull a.m., nullw nullmpshire advantagenulland that a toll
the nullard of Selectmen to take any and all action to
but really, people were still talking as they left booth would eliminate the nullo sales tanull
carry out the process if passed.
the building. impact on the nullalem nulllden nullose,nullwhich
The proposed pronullct nullay be eligible for a nullnull
After brief introductions by nulleter nullyno provides a lot of revenue to the State of
percent forgiveness on the nullalified principal loan
of the elected officials participating, the firs nullw nullmpshirenullevenue that will be lost.
balance through the State of null Drinking nullater
nullestion came from Christopher nullodnow nullpresentative nullrman nullnullr from nullaistow,
nullvolving nullnds,nulland is contingent on its nullalification
asking about the proposed tolls that nullvernor the Chairman of nulluse nullays and nullans,
under that program.
nullynch wants in Salem on the border with opened the discussion as to the State budget
nullassage of this article raises the funds to replace
nullssachusetts. nullderator nullyno directed and what is being talked about as a method
every residential water meter in town and installs
the nullestion to District null Senator nullchael to raise revenue. The list is longnull sales tanull
automated enullipment on enullsting commercial
null. Downing, who enulllained that the revenue tanull gambling, increased fees null list
water meters so that the system will be completely
federal government controls tolls and there provided by nullpresentative nullssell nullgram
automated, reducing the need for housenullonullouse
were three pronullcts offered by the federal denoted null ways proposed for the nullnullnullnullnull
physical visits from a town employee by sending
government, with two pronullcts already being biennial budgetnull
electronic signals to a computer. nulloponents say that
awarded. null wasn’t sure if nullw nullmpshire nullpresentative nullalter nullolodnullenullopened the
such a system will save money due to accuracy of
could get the third pronullct, and pointed out door about the problem being State spending,
readings, lower manpower, and other costs.
that he agreed that the impact on Salem not revenue, and the differences between the
y Len Lathr
This article renullires a twonullhird ballot vote and
would be harmful. null pointed out that the nullrth Country and the southern tier relative
comes with nullard of Selectmen and nulldget Committee
State had removed the nullshua tolls many to providing revenue to the State.
years ago because of the negative impact Salem Selectman nullth nullth directed the
Article null is the town’s operating budget. null asks if
on that city. nullpresentative D.null nullttencourt nullestions and answers back to the proposed
the voters will nullote to raise thirtynullhree million, three
responded that he had spoken with the tolls, stating it is a nullone deal,nullaccording to
Representative Ronullrt Elliott
hundred seventynulline thousand, five hundred fortynullinull
nullssachusetts Department of Transportation her conversation with the State, with the
dollars nullnull,nullnullnullnull for the operational enullenses of
continued to page 8- Concord Update
the town for fiscal year nullnull.null
This article is selfnullnulllanatory and comes without
the recommendation of the nullard of Selectmen, but
with the recommendation of the nulldget Committee.
null articles null, null and null all pass, voters will have
voted to raise nullnullnullnullnullnullthat will replace two
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