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everything else it would take to have a money-making facility here in our little town. Money could come in from all types of shows; big bands; concerts of all types; the Circus; sporting events of all kinds, such as Arena Football; the possibility of a Hudson team in the American Hockey League; and last but not least, a place where Alvirne High School Hockey could call home, where they could practice locally every day during hockey season, have their own private dressing rooms, and would only have to travel to away games, and their practice ice time and game ice time would be free. Now that would be a benefit to the Town of Hudson. Manny Sousa would have to be the builder/contractor of record for the Civic Center, thereby guaranteeing and ensuring that Hudson construction workers get the work and the pay during construction. All income

realized from a Civic Center of the proportions stated would go to the youth of Hudson – all of the youth of Hudson – boys and girls, athletic or not, to upgrade all of the athletic fields, purchase new equipment, and uniforms every year as needed. A select group of Hudson citizens would be selected to operate the Civic Center and run it in the black at all times by the residents of the Town. Now this will never happen, but wouldn’t it be nice if our hockey team could practice and play in their own home town, and not have to pay for their uniforms, ice time practice costs, and game time ice cost itself? And wouldn’t it be nice if there were zero teachers getting pink slips because there were funds with which to pay them what they are worth? Where are the lottery funds for teachers’ pay and school programs when you need them?

Ron Peters - Hudson

Enterprise Bank Leads the Way with Their Second Celebration of Excellence Awards

Charlie

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Do you know a disabled shooter who thinks they cannot compete? “I am a disabled shooter starting to enjoy the challenge of the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association), and in doing so, I have created a holster mounting adapter for wheelchair use,” says Scott Shearer. “My goal is to show others who have been thrown a curve in life that you can still get out and enjoy shooting sports [with the help of some adaptive equipment.]”

It might not look like much, but this holster has the potential to mean plenty to anyone confined to a wheelchair. To that end, he’s developed an adaptive holster mount that seems more than capable of being used for everything from home defense to hunting and, yes, competition. For Shearer, it’s an answer to a common problem: safely controlling a firearm from a wheelchair. “This puts the firearm right where I need it,” he writes, “with me, If I have to investigate a commotion at night, I do not have to grab my firearm, set it in my lap and worry about it falling as I roll to the door, or go out to investigate. It is with me as soon as I transfer into the chair.” Shearer custom makes each mount, and charges $39.95 (plus $6.50 shipping). Learn more at www.scotworksllc.com/ holster.html.

Charlie Chalk can be reached at outdoorswithcharlie@areanewsgroup.com

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Gino J. Baroni, Trudent Building, LLC in Salem, member of the 2010 Judging Committee; Dr. Brian Holub, Countryside Veterinary Hospital; Rick Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer, Konarka; Nick Melehov of MedStar Ambulance; and Jack Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Bank

by Len Lathrop

In introducing the evening and welcoming those invited,

Jack Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Bank, defined the meaning of the event: “Welcome to Enterprise Bank’s 2010 Celebration of Excellence. This evening, we gather to celebrate the entrepreneurial and community spirit and the far-reaching effects this has on our communities and lives. Together, we will laud the passion, vision, commitment, people, and sound business strategy it demands to create success.” This is the second time that the bank has cheered those organizations, businesses, and individuals whose innovation and drive provided jobs and opportunities and impacted communities. Highlighting the event was New England Patriots former

linebacker Tedy Bruschi; however, almost stealing the evening was John Thibault, a 20-year member of the Greater Lowell community and Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, who was invited to introduce Bruschi. Thibault suffered the same type of stroke that had slowed down the Patriot superstar in 2005. Thibault spoke of his stroke and his reactions with Bruschi during rehabilitation in Boston and, in closing, when Thibault explained why he was speaking from his seat, fearing the stairs to the stage. “One day, you will be able to walk up those stairs,” Bruschi told

Thibault as he took the stage. Receiving Business of the Year honors were Konarka of Lowell, Countryside Veterinary Hospital, and MedStar Ambulance. Other

Hudson Fire Log

Tuesday, May 11: 4:45 p.m. Box alarm activation, Lions Avenue. 5:53 p.m. Hazardous condition, Lawrence Road. 6:42 p.m. Shoulder injury, Charles Bancroft Highway (L). 8:13 p.m. Stroke, Riverview Circle. 9:15 p.m. Unconscious person, Pelham Road. Wednesday, May 12: 6:03 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Sagamore Bridge Road. 10:41 a.m. Difficulty breathing, Hummingbird Lane. 1:27 p.m. Dizziness, Reflection Drive. 3:34 p.m. Attempted suicide. 4:33 p.m. Ingestion, Lowell Road. 5:12 p.m. Assault, Derry Road. 5:18 p.m. CO detector, Flying Rock Road. 5:38 p.m. Elevator malfunction, Lowell Road. 6:25 p.m. Water problem, Partridge Circle. 9:22 p.m. Psychological problem. Thursday, May 13: 9:40 a.m. Chest pain, Telolian Drive. 10:00 a.m. Stroke, Lowell Road. 10:05 a.m. Chest pain, Derry Road. 3:08 p.m. General illness, Lowell Road. 5:54 p.m. Attempted suicide. 6:18 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Bowes Circle. 6:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Ferry Street and Webster Street. 9:23 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Pinecrest Road (L). Friday, May 14: 5:01 a.m. Leg injury, Burns Hill Road. 6:46 a.m. Chest pain, Winter Circle (L). 7:16 a.m. Cardiac arrest, Woodcrest Drive. 8:43 a.m. Animal rescue, Robinson Road. 11:16 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Road. 3:49 p.m. Mutual aid Ambulance, Nashua. 3:52 p.m. Laceration, County Road. 4:22 p.m. Box alarm, Lowell Road. 4:53 p.m. Kidney stones, Webster Street. 5:51 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Farnum Court. 6:59 p.m. Wires down, Chalifoux Road. 7:53 p.m. Head injury, Old Derry Road. Saturday, May 15: 6:06 p.m. Back injury, Sunshine Drive. 6:09 p.m. Chest pain, Abbott Farm Lane. 8:06 p.m. Smoke investigation, Kimball Hill Road. 10:03 p.m. Stroke, Tracy Lane. 10:34 p.m. Difficulty breathing, Derry Road.

finalists included Canobie Lake Park, Cube 3, and Heritage Properties. Frank Descoteaux, owner of Mambro Grill of Lowell, and Susan

Leger Ferraro, founder and president of Little Sprouts, Inc. of Lawrence, were awarded of Entrepreneurs of the Year. Other finalists were David Garofalo of Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem and John Haley of Watermark Environmental of Lowell. Community Service awards were presented to Dr. Daniel Asquino, president of Mount Wachusett Community College, in the individual category, and Anton’s Cleaners in the business category. Other finalists included Deb Chausse of House of Hope and Renetta Johnson of Children’s Hospital-Boston in the individual category, and Trinity EMS and MSI Mechanical Systems in the business category.

Non-profit of the Year went to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Also included in this category were Community Health Connections, Inc., the Lowell Community Health Center, and D’Youville Senior Care. John Chemaly and Gary Sepe of Trinity EMS were honored with the George L. Duncan Award of Excellence.

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