Salem Community Patriot June 18, 2010 - 13
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“Thumbs down to the president of the United States for not going to Arlington Cemetery for Memorial Day. Where will he be on the 4th of July?”
“Thumbs up to the sun, swimming, trips to the beach and freeze pops!!!”
“Thumbs down - to the many landscaping companies that think our local roads are their parking lot. We are not benefiting from your services your customers are. Park your trucks and trailers in their driveways and yards not on our busy streets. It causes a hazard to other traffic trying to squeeze around you.”
“Thumbs up, a big ‘thumbs up’ to the Salem
Public Works department. Everything on the Common was neat and clean for Friday’s Zip Trip and the Memorial Day celebration. They deserve a pat on the back.”
“Thumbs down to the child
who is supposedly allergic to everything and is absolutely wrecking a field trip. If she is that allergic have her mother and her father take her to the field trip themselves.”
“Thumbs down to the SHS English department in regards to their summer homework. These teachers require students to do a fairly extensive project over the summer, due on the first day of school. There are only a couple of weeks left of school and they
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have yet to be returned. If they mean this to be more important than just busy work than they should do more than just check it off, without any comments, grades or care, in the last weeks of school.”
“Thumbs down you’re so vain, you probably think these ‘thumbs’ are about you!”
“Thumbs down. To the Harley riders that use Sand Hill Road. Just asking politely, is it possible to NOT rev up the engine when passing a residential neighborhood? We all already know how cool and powerful those bikes are but they are so loud! Maybe just cruise by or something? Don’t we all deserve to sleep and enjoy peace with our windows open? Thanks!”
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This Father’s Day, Get Your Dad into Canobie Lake Park for Free and Meet Boston Celtics Player Brian Scalabrine
submitted by Canobie Lake Park Who says there’s no free lunch? Bring Dad to Canobie Lake Park on Father’s Day,
Sunday, June 20, and he’ll not only get free admission, but a free lunch served from noon to 3 p.m. as well. He can even say “hi” to Brian Scalabrine of the Boston Celtics, who will be making a
live appearance at the Park on Father’s Day from 1:45-3:15 p.m. The Celtics player will also demonstrate his skills at Canobie’s 3-Point Challenge basketball game—new for 2010. Details about a “Have Lunch With Scal” social media promotion will be available prior to the event on Canobie Lake Park’s Website. “Our Father’s Day special is quite a popular family
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g i s “Thumbs down, a big ‘thumbs
down’ to the inconsiderate jerk that thinks everyday is the 4th of July and feels the need to light off fireworks at 5:27 a.m. on Saturday morning near Carol Avenue.
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“Thumbs down to no ‘thumbs’ for the last two weeks!”
“Thumbs up to Heather Clark, Congratulations on your Graduation! We Love you and are so proud of you! Have a great time in collage, enjoy every minute. Follow your dreams, and dream big! Love Auntie Dawna.”
“Thumbs down. Thank you GRIZZLIES! What a horrible & poorly run organization. Coaches that take the decisions of parents out on their hard working, dedicated players. If the economy has you down....DON’T invest in this organization. Bookkeeping is a disaster, unmotivated coaches, poorly trained coaches....tr
uly an organization that is all about taking your MONEY. Shame on you for your lack of TEAM unity!!!!! They will take the spirit & love & dedication for baseball right out of your kid! Ask around town....Definitely not ‘ELITE’ baseball.”
“Thumbs down to Baseball Commissioner Bud
Selleck for his lack of empathy and common sense for not correcting a bad call against Armando Galarraga who pitched only the 21st perfect game since 1880. The replay should have ended this game but couldn’t be used so Selleck should have made an exception to whatever rules were involved and should have done the right thing.
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Oddly his lack of compassion contrasted that of the first base ref who made the wrong call. Shame on you Mr. Bud Selleck.”
“Thumbs down for not having the thumbs/up thumbs/down column in the paper for the last 2 weeks! That’s what I look forward to!”
“Thumbs up to democrat chair Ray Buckley and the recent large turnout in Nashua. Tea party huff and puff republican Sununu was told to get used to a historic fourth term for Governor John Lynch despite the yellow journalism of the over-the-hill Union Leader. Send Johnny back to Hampton falls with Joe the plumber, the cows are waiting.”
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Salem Track Competes at New Englands; Desrosiers Takes Discus Title
by Chris White Salem sent eight athletes to the New England Track
and Field Championships in New Britain, CT, last Saturday, June 12. Despite some wet and rainy weather conditions making it difficult on the meet’s participants, a number of Blue Devils still managed to place high in their events. Amy Desrosiers led the way for Salem by capturing
the New England Championship in the discus with a toss of 123 feet, 10 inches. Her performance at New Englands came only a week after winning the New Hampshire state title in the disc with a throw of 128 feet, four inches. She became the only Blue Devil in recent memory to earn a first-place finish at the New
England meet. Two more Salem girls earned top-10 finishes on the
day as well. Melissa Higgins took fifth in the 300- meter hurdles (45.10 seconds) and Victoria Rozumek finished eighth in the high jump (five feet, three inches). Meanwhile, Grace Cardarelli grabbed 11th in the javelin (108 feet, seven inches) as Taylor Buatti came in 20th in the pole vault (nine feet). Jerickson Fedrick, Ross Davies, and Max Jacques all represented the Blue Devil boys in the 100-meter dash. Fedrick grabbed 11th (11.52 seconds), Davies took 20th (11.89 seconds), and Jacques finished 21st (11.90 seconds).
U8 Team England Wins Tournament
submitted by Coach Shawn Patten, Salem Youth Soccer Salem Youth Soccer held their end-of-the-year Championship Tournament in the U8 Rec Division on Sunday, June
13. It was held behind Woodbury Junior High, and with concessions and entertainment from Bates Entertainment, it was a packed house all day. U8 Team England advanced to the final game undefeated against Madagascar. After a tough match, U8 Team England was victorious.
Back row: Assistant Coach Jay Ohanian, Coach Shawn Patten. Second row: Victor Lasorsa, Melanie Kurman, Troy DeMinico, Marc Chopelais, TJ Patten. First row: Adam Smith, Arianna Ohanian, Paul Manzi, Dylan Soundrarian
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