Pelham - Windham News
May 14, 2010 - 13
Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs down to Tim the slumlord.
Leaving the low quality housing you rented me has given my child and I a much better life and I am better off now. How is the search for a new tenant going? I am the one who says HAHA when I realize the FOR RENT sign is still up...”
“Thumbs up to my new landlord who actually fixes things as quickly as he collects my rent---wow! Learn a new trick Tim!”
“Thumbs up to Barbara Coakley!! She is a fantastic and dedicated Brownie leader! Barbara has 4 girls, but does not even have a daughter in the troop!! Thanks for another great year Barbara! You are very appreciated! PS the Museum of Science Sleepover was a GREAT Field Trip!”
“Thumbs up to the 58.6% voters who
voted yes to a new High School in Pelham. The conversation continues, remember and know that we are in the majority of voters who voted yes for the New High School. A no, doesn’t mean Never. It does mean we need 37 more votes to be ‘yes.’ Let us refocus, remerge, a stronger voting voice with a clearer message. Let us make education first and foremost in Pelham. We will not settle for anything less. Together we can turn a No to Yes and win the vote in 2011. The work begins anew!”
“Thumbs up to Barbra Perry’s 10U riptides you lost to thunder but you still had a great game!!”
“Thumbs up to the Pelham/Windham News for planning to show how many times someone sends in a thumbs! That will clearly show how one or two people have nothing better to do then send in ‘thumbs down’! Let the counter begin!!”
“Thumbs up to my FINALLY realizing that reading this column in NOT worth it! It’s only the big, uneducated dummies (41% of the no voters) who OBVIOUSLY write in to this column. ‘Thumbs up’ to not wasting my time anymore reading this STUPID column and getting all worked up about it.”
“Thumbs down the big dummies who
voted no on the school, who still think their voice and vote was heard loud and clear. YOU LOST!!! 58.9% of the voters wanted the school. You only think you won because our town is so backwards that the super majority (60%) had to win. WE WON at 58.9, we just did not get the school. You are the minority in this town.”
“Thumbs down to Linda Mahoney and
Lorraine Dube for continuing with the idea of an addition on Pelham High. NO means NO.”
“Thumbs down to the person who thinks
the a school worker would question their 11 year old on how their parents voted. No student was ever questioned, the students VOLUNTEERED the information. If you have ever worked in a classroom, you would know that students discuss a variety of current issues that have a direct impact on them. Maybe, it’s because they HEAR what their parents are talking about.”
“Thumbs up to the school worker who cared enough to listen to what the students had to say about an issue that affected their future.”
“Thumbs up to John S. every morning at the Hillside country store. He is always a ray of sunshine no matter how dark the day is. Has a good word for everybody and never a negative comment. You will always be my #1 BB.”
“Thumbs up to Linda Mahoney finally
showing us her grand plan! Let’s hear it. You have single handedly destroyed every other chance our town has had of improving our school system, so let’s hear your great idea and get on with it.“
“Thumbs down to Pelham Memorial
School, I spent a lot of money on my daughters dress to find out she didn’t get to wear it because the buses didn’t stop at the hotel. Another ‘thumbs down’ for such a strict dress code. My child spent so much money shopping for the D.C trip and she got yelled at for having a skirt a half-inch above the appropriate dress code, and now she cannot attend the annual Water Country trip this year, when other children wore short- shorts and they did not get yelled at. And many other children wore the exact same skirt as my daughter did
and she did not get in trouble. Pelham Memorial School needs to get their act together.”
“Thumbs up to the nice people at the top
of Lucy Avenue for finding my cars’ belt and leaving out where I could find it. Thank you very much, you saved us a lot of searching.”
“Thumbs down to the guy who gave the
Pelham Police department a back-handed compliment. If you want to know why the PPD has 7 or 8 marked vehicles and 3 or 4 undercover cars, stop by the station and ASK! FYI....th
e undercover cars are from drug deal seizures, not tax payers’ money. Did you REALLY think the police department PAID for pimped-out, druggie cars? Please educate yourself and directly ask someone at the police department how your tax dollars are being paid, instead of hiding behind an anonymous thumbs comment. You look like a coward.“
“Thumbs down. I got home around 4:30 pm, we got dirt buggies going through the power lines, we got morons across my property stuck in the mud under the power lines and I got this neighbor who seems to have much more property than several years ago here on Dutton Road in Pelham. There’s a lot of heavy equipment there, is it just ignored? The inspector should be looking at this.”
“Thumbs up, way up, to Pelham’s ‘bang
for our buck’ senior building addition. Thank you Mr. Soucy for your comments and hard work. Ms. Mahoney and Ms. Dube you two could use another honest board member. Keep up the good work. ‘Good things come to those who wait.’”
“Thumbs down to Pelham’s school board
for wanting all taxpayers money for their 40 million+ school. Our tax money has to maintain all of Pelham not just their mission. This will deplete Pelham’s tax money.”
“Thumbs down to the no voters who think we wanted the revote to get our way. We did get our way at 58.9%. The majority of the voters do want a new school. We weren’t trying to convince you to change your mind, we were only hoping that the same 58.9% would come out and vote again, and perhaps a few more of the people who did not vote (shame on you) would realize that, yes, indeed, every vote does make a difference.“
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“Thumbs down to the ‘no means no’
crowd. The majority of people in Pelham wanted a new high school! And how about the brilliant idea of double sessions? This way only half of the kids can participate in sports and after school sessions and the rest can go without. Lastly if people really want to ‘buy food’ as they say, why don’t we have the kids hitchhike to school so we don’t have to waste money on gas for the school buses? Keep patting yourself on the back ‘no-no’ minority. I’m certain your disservice to the kids and the town of Pelham makes you so proud!”
“Thumbs up to this being my last thumbs comment. The dummies in town are not worth my time. Over and out. This is it Tim!”
“Thumbs up to Mr. Sarno and his speech that he presented to the Pelham school board during the April 21st meeting. Once again a citizen is trying to get the school board to listen.”
Tank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs up or down, are anonymous and not writ- ten by the Pelham~Windham News staff. Tumbs comments can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at thumbs@areanewsgroup. com. When submitting a Tumbs comment, please specify that you would like it printed in the Pelham~Windham News. No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. Com- ments should be kept to 100 words or less.
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Christine Frucca and Julie Rousselle of
Pelham, both junior fashion design majors, had their fashion design collections displayed at Mount Ida College’s annual student fashion show.
Corey Peters of Pelham has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Southern New Hampshire University.
Dustin Sciacca of Windham participated
in the Academic Excellence Conference at Keene State College. Dustin present on Diesel vs. Biodiesel Exposure: Evaluation of Size-Fractioned Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations at a Rural Recycling Center.
Lisa M. Johnson of Pelham has been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.
David Roman and Mia Berni
of Windham has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Alexander Abraham of
Windham has been named to the Dean’s List at Berklee College of Music for the fall 2009 semester.
Amy Decarolis of Pelham has been named to the Dean’s List at Keene State College for the fall 2009 semester.
Southern New Hampshire
University has welcomed Windham resident, Lori Demaine to Alpha Sigma Lambda at their Honors Induction Ceremony.
Connor P. Mulligan of Windham has
been named to honors list at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter of 2010.
Kristina Ploof, daughter of Steven Ploof
of Pelham and Lina Ploof of Salem; Andrew Cerretani, son of Lisa and Peter Cerretani of Pelham; and Joshua Fyffe, son of Melissa Cohn-Fyffe and Doug Fyffe of Pelham have been named to the honor roll at Lawrence Academy.
Samantha Marquis of Pelham has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall
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