Pelham - Windham News
March 26, 2010 - 5
McMahon Elected Chairman
by Barbara O’Brien
During the selectmen’s meeting on
March 15, following the annual town election, which took place on March 9, Charles McMahon was voted in as Chairman of the Windham Board of Selectmen. McMahon’s election as Board Chair was unanimous (5-0). McMahon also serves as one of Windham’s representatives to the State Legislature.
McMahon takes over the duties of
Gaming Commission to Hold Public Hearings
chairman from Selectman Galen Stearns, who continues to serve on the Board. Selectman Bruce Breton was nominated as chairman, but declined the nomination, saying that he preferred to remain as Vice Chairman for another year. Subsequently, Breton was unanimously (5-0) re-elected as Vice Chairman.
In addition to McMahon, Breton, and Stearns, the five-member Board of Selectmen also includes Ross McLeod and Roger Hohenberger.
Windham’s Helping Hands
submitted by Gaming Study Commission
The Gaming Study Commission will hold two public hearing sessions on April 6 to take public testimony on the issue of expanded gaming in New Hampshire. The sessions are intended to provide the public with the opportunity to testify on the issue of expanded gaming in New Hampshire and the Commission’s work to date examining the potential for gaming to generate state revenue and the social, economic, and public safety aspects of gaming in New Hampshire. The hearings will be held on Tuesday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the following locations: • Granite State College, Technology Village, Community Room 211-212, 53 Technology Lane, Conway
• University of New Hampshire, Manchester Campus, Auditorium, Third Floor, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester Since both facilities have capacity limits, people planning on
providing testimony should plan to arrive early, as these will be well-attended hearings. Those wishing to provide testimony should plan to keep their remarks to no more than three minutes. Parking information for UNH Manchester can be found at www.unhm. unh.edu. The Gaming Study Commission was created under Executive Order 2009-2 by Governor John H. Lynch. The Commission is due to issue its final report by the end of May.
Let’s Trade A Meal:
A Win-Win-Win Game for New Hampshire
submitted by Patti Letizio
Did You Know? The All About You Salon, located at 31 Lowell Road in Windham, recently donated their haircutting services to Windham’s Helping Hands. We thank them for their generosity to the community! For more information, call Kathy Davis at 432-7732, or write to Windham’s Helping Hands, Inc., P.O. Box 4073, Windham NH 03087.
House Backs Apple Cider as State Beverage
submitted by Cissy Taylor
Apple cider won out over milk as the official state beverage in a lopsided vote in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 18.
House Bill 1206, introduced at the urging of a fourth-grade class
from Jaffrey, passed on a vote of 230 to 74. After the bill was first introduced, a fourth-grade class from Gilford had called on the House Environment and Agriculture Committee to make milk the official beverage instead. Representative Bonnie Mitchell (D-Jaffrey), the bill’s sponsor, urged her colleagues to vote in favor of apple cider, reminding them that first-in-the-nation did not always apply to the presidential primary, but could apply to being the first state to have apple cider as its official drink.
Representative Laura Gandia (R-Litchfield), speaking in favor of
choosing apple cider over milk, reminded the House of the numerous apple orchards in the state and the number of cider mills, including White Mountain Cider Co. in Bartlett. She also pointed out that the apple peeler was invented by David Goodell, “a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1876 to 1879, a member of the state’s board of agriculture from 1876 to 1883, and the governor of the State of New Hampshire from 1889 to 1891.”
Windham Votes to Amend Customary Home Occupation Ordinance
submitted by Elizabeth Wood, Community Planner
On March 9, Windham voters elected to amend the Customary Home Occupation Ordinance.
A Customary Home Occupation is defined as an occupation for gain or support conducted primarily on the premises. It is clearly a secondary use of the property that does not adversely affect the residential character of the neighborhood. It is in compliance with the criteria established for a Customary Home Occupation. The purpose of the Customary Home Occupation ordinance is
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In 2008, when the owners of T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s (Great NH Restaurants, Inc.) learned that the NH Food Bank was in desperate need of help, they started brain-storming ways they could help. “We wanted to get everyone involved; our staff, our customers, and our New Hampshire business associates,” says Tom Boucher, Owner and CEO. “We decided to come up with some type of game ... everyone loves games!” That game evolved into Let’s Trade A Meal™ and ended up providing the NH Food Bank with 40,000 meals.
After the success of the first Let’s Trade A Meal game, the owners of Great NH Restaurants decided to lend a helping hand again this year. The promotion began on February 15 and has generated much interest from many loyal customers. Let’s Trade A Meal ends on April 15. Fifty semi-finalists will be randomly selected and invited to the Let’s Trade a Meal Grand Finale Game Event, where six finalists will win one of the major prizes. Over $75,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning participants. Let’s Trade A Meal Prize List:
• Northeast Bath Builders – $12,500 Bathroom Makeover • New England Sight and Sound – $10,000 Home Theater • New Hampshire Motor Speedway – $10,000 Sonoma NASCAR and Wine Country Trip
• Centrix Bank – $5,000 Certificate of Deposit • HK Powersports – $4,500 Polaris Ranger RZR ATV • The New England Pass – $4,000 Ski for Free Plus, six additional runner-up winners will each receive $1,000
in T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s Gift Certificates and all of the 50 semi-finalists will each receive a gift basket valued at over $500 at the grand finale Let’s Trade A Meal party on May 2 at the Cactus Jack’s in Laconia. “We have always been impressed with T-BONES and Cactus
Jack’s generosity. We are excited to be a partner in this year’s Let’s Trade A Meal and are happy to help them give back to our community,” states Dave Hamblett of Northeast Bath Builders. T- BONES and Cactus Jack’s will make a donation to the NH Food Bank with an overall goal of $50,000, enabling the NH Food Bank to deliver thousands of meals to those in need around New Hampshire.
An important goal of the Let’s Trade A Meal event is to raise
awareness of the support that the NH Food Bank needs to continue to provide food for needy New Hampshire families through their 386 agencies. For more information on the event, visit www. LetsTradeAMeal.com, or visit any of the seven restaurants: T- BONES – Bedford, Derry, Laconia, Hudson, and Salem; Cactus Jack’s – Laconia and Manchester, or online at www.T-Bones. com. For more information about the NH Food Bank, visit www. nhfoodbank.org.
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