Pelham - Windham News
4 - March 5, 2010
The Word Around Town...
Letters to our Editor
nullease Support a New
elderly family member, would you not want the peace of
mind knowing that a bus could pick them up at the door
nullelham nullire Station
and take them to the center, instead of being left home
alone all daynull
I have been told that there may be some residents of
nullhese are nullst a few of the many things which
the town of nullelham that feel the members of the nullire
seniors are known to have been involved with in the
Department don’t support a new station because we
community. null individuals, there are many other acts
haven’t really rallied for it. I would like to address that
of kindness and generosity that they do, which often go
issue by simply stating that the nullire nullief speaks on
behalf of the Department. nullou can be certain that the
nullniors have been actively involved with fundraisers.
null readers in nullelham and nullindham, you must be thinking, “nullat is thisnulln editorialnull
members of the Department support a new nulle station.
nullhrough their dedication and determination, they
nullile it is, there are two important messages for you.
nullhe nulle station, to us, is like a second home. It’s a place
worked tirelessly holding dances, yard sales, produced
nullirst, I am asking everyone to go vote. Nenull nulluesday is Election Day for your towns. nullou are where we spend our holidays, it’s a place where we
a seniorsnullnly stage play, had many rafnulls and are
being asked to choose people to oversee the operation of your town and you also are being
spend time with our family, it’s a place where we laugh,
currently selling name planullesnullbecause of these
asked to give those elected direction on nullning matters, approval of budgets, and answer
and it’s a place where we cry.
ongoing efforts, they were able to raise nullnullnullnullto offset
nullestions relative to school spending.
It’s also a place where we would like to feel secure.
and lighten the burden to tanullayers.
nullhe second issue relates to gaming in the nullate of New Hampshire. null news from nullncord
nullen they put the trafnull circles in, if the nulle station
In closing, we would like to add that we have sinull
isn’t moved, trafnull will come feet from the corner of the
continues to present a budget that is in trouble and new revenue sources all pointing to the
children who have attended all null years in the nullelham
station. nulle all saw what a car can do to the station this
hool nullstem and attended a prinull vate kindergarten.
tanullayer, the nullestion becomes, “nully is gambling so wrongnull
year. I can tell you that none of us want that to happen
Even though our children have been out of school now
In a state that was nullst in selling lottery tickets and that has been controlling and selling all
again. nullhere were three guys that saw that car careening
for nullnullnullplus years, it would be easy to say we have
linullor in its state since nullnull, can gamblingnullaming get at least fair revenue by the residentsnull toward them, and they had to run to a safe area so that
done our sharenullhowever, we continue to support our
nullrrently, the governor has appointed a nullming nullmmission to provide him with input.
they weren’t killed or innullred. nulle do support a new nulle
schools, as well as the nulle and police departments in
However, that group seems to be stacked to tell nullvernor nullynch what he wants to hearnullhat
station. nullhank you for taking the time to read this.
any way we can.
gambling presents problems and isn’t good for our state.
nullcause of the aforementioned, and to continue
egornull y nullnullod, Lieutenantnullaranulldic,
New Hampshire people have an opportunity to nullin a forum for input on the Internet. nullhis
providing essential services that benenull the whole
nullire Training Onullcer, nullelhanullnullire
forum spun out of a meeting held on nullturday, nullebruary null, in null locations across the state.
community, we ask for your support by voting yes on
nullticle null, the enullansion to the nullelham nullnior nullnter.
nullhis forum is hosted by enullemocracy, a nonnullronull organinulltion based in nullnnesota, which
hosts online citinulln dialogue on community and police issues nullttpnullnullnullemocracy.orgnull Don and Diane Brunelle, nullelhanull
nullhis online forum will be open until late nullrch, when a nullal report will be submitted to
nullelham Senior Center
nullouncil on nulling and nullnull
the nullvernor’s study commission on enullanded gaming. nullsit the home for New Hampshire
nullnenulls All Ages
Building nullonullittee Menullers nullnullelhanull
nullmmunity nullnversation at httpnullnullorums.enullemocracy.orgnullroupsnullh.
nullhis is importantnullhile the meetings were held at null locations, only roughly nullnullpeople
nulle would like to take this opportunity to address the
attended across the state. nulleck out the towns of nullrlin, nullncord, nullnway, nulleene, nullconia,
notion that the nullelham nullnior nullnter is solely for senior
nullhoughts and nullacts to
nullbanon, nullttleton, nullnchester, nullortsmouth, nullchester, and nulllem. I was at nulllemnullthere were
citinullns, and to inform you on the vital role the nullnter
Consider before nulloting
appronullmately null people there. nullhat leaves only nullnullat all the other sites.
has played throughout the communitynullhelping a widenull
spectrum of ages, from babies right on up to the elderly.
It is important that our towns in the southern tier be heard from. nullming can have a manullr
I would like to present a few thoughts and facts
nullhere is not anyone in town that has not benenulled, at
for you to consider as you vote on nullrch nullat nullhool
impact on your tanullrate, especially with a part of this legislation being a casino in Hudson and
one time or another, from their services.
a “racinonullin nulllem. nulle need the revenue and the new nullbs that will be seen if this legislation
nullheir involvement in the townnull
nullhe nullelham nullhool nullard voted to accept the
passes. • nullepped up to the plate when asked to nulll Easter
recommendation of the nullelham High nullhool nullacility
nullt involvednullvote and visit httpnullnullorums.enullemocracy.org
, and let’s start to take back our
eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt
nullmmitteenull“to build a new school on new landnullas the
• nullolunteered, wherever needed, at the nullirst
best solution for the high school.
nulluthern NH nullestival of nullrees
nullports circulated have indicated the poor nullality
• nullde bonnets for premature infants
of the physical building and how it renullcts limited
• nullolunteer in our schools
educational opportunities for our students.
• nullolunteer at the Domestic nullolence nullad nullce
nullhe NEnullnullvisited our school in nullnull for their
• Help at the Horribles nullarade at Halloween
normal nullnullear review. nullhe recommendation at that
• nulllong to the nullelham nullmmunity Emergency
time was to “correct insufnullient staff.null nullhis was due to
nullsponse nulleam and nulldical nullserve nullrps,
huge cuts in the budget, thereby increasing the teachernull
working closely with the nullire Department, ready to
pupil ratio. Even though improvement has been made
respond to any emergency or disaster
in this area, null years later, we nulld with the latest visit
nullor the militarynull
that we are now a school with a warning status. nullhe
• nullpport troops by supplying food and essentials,
hool nullard is wnull orking toward completion of the
collected at the center, and mailed to our brave
men and women serving in our military. nullhey knit
Having seen the reports of many tests of the property
hats, which are placed under a soldier’s helmet for
taken by enullerts leads me to agree with the nullacilities
nullmmittee’s report and recommendation. It will be a
• nullns support to the nullnulland nullerican nullgion by
facility with appropriate curriculum in the competitive
attending their functions
nullst century. nullhe proposed site has already had
nullhe nullnior nullnter hasnull
numerous site tests performed, and all are with positive
• nullfree nullalentine’s breakfast for all seniors, town
results. It is centrally located. nullhe towers are not a
employees and nulle and police personnel, in
hanullrd. nullhe land is buildable. It is the most costnull
appreciation for all their services
• nullnullenny nullncher nullrn with great bargains, for all
nullhe problem was there in nullnull. It is still here. nullhere
ages. Donated gowns and dresses, some worn
are two ways to approach a problemnullnullnullwhat it costs to
once, for anyone needing one for proms, weddings,
null it, and nullnullwhat it costs not to null it. nullease consider
etc. nullhis service is not for seniors alone, but a
your vote carefully.
service provided to the community and to those
less fortunatenullo nullestions asked. Eleanor Burton nullnullelhanull
• nullwide variety of hardback books and punullles sold
for null centsnulla paperback book, ten cents
• nullnual null clinics. nullots were recently given to all
Leanullng null nulltter
who renullested them, regardless of age.
• nullwide assortment of free medical supplies
nullhan We nullound null
available for all ages
nullhere is some wisdom to the old nullorld nullar II poster
• Income nullanullpreparation
that says “nulle It null, nullear It nullt, nullke It Donull nullor a
• nullmonthly foot clinic
long time, we nullelham voters have adhered very faithfully
���������������������� • nullunseling provided
to the spirit of that old poster. nulle’ve saved millions over
• Donated clothes to those whose homes were
the years, or so we thought.
destroyed by nulle
nullr community now faces several critical issues. nulle
Donate annually tonull
have a high school that is in shameful condition, so bad
����������������������� �������������������������������������������� • nullelham nullod Neighbor nullnd nullnullopted a family
that we’re facing loss of school accreditation. nulle have a
• nullelham High nullhool nullholarship nullnd
nulle station that has outlived its usefulness as a structure,
• nullood nullantry
and must soon be either relocated and built anew, or
clumsily reconnullured at great enullense. nullr nullnior
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