Pelham - Windham News 4 - June 25, 2010
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Bob Haefner Announces His Candidacy for State Rep, Hillsborough District 27
I announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for the NH House of Representatives from District 27, Hudson, Litchfield, and Pelham. I am seeking re-election for a third term to the House. From a qualification standpoint, I have a Master of Science in Management from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, which I earned Magna Cum Laude. I am retired from Hewlett Packard, where I left as an Operations Manager in Services Procurement. I have experience, after 36 years with a combination of Digital Equipment Corp., Compact Computer, and HP, in People Management, Process Management, Project Management, and Engineering. I have been active in Hudson for some time. I served eight years on
the Hudson Municipal Budget Committee (three as Clerk), eight years on the Hudson Conservation Commission (two years as the Chair), and five years as a Cemetery Trustee (currently Chair). I am a member of the American Legion, Alvirne Vocational School Advisory Council, a Director of the Hudson Historical Society, Overseer of the Hudson Grange, Master of the Hillsborough County Pomona Grange, and a member of the State Executive Committee. I am also an associate member of the NH Farm Bureau. I have served two terms in the House and
served on the Committee on Environment and Agriculture. I was fortunate to have been asked to serve on a second committee for three of those years; an opportunity few Representatives get. As a result, I also was a member of Election Law for one year and Legislative Administration for two years. I am proud of my attendance. I never missed a session day in four years. I only missed one committee day in four years. I feel strongly that you are not represented if your
Representative is not there for both session and committee meetings. I am also proud of some of the work our committee did to help Agriculture in New Hampshire. For the past two years, I have also served on the Hillsborough County Executive Committee.
My priorities continue to be low taxes through prudent spending, our seniors, our veterans, law enforcement, your constitutional rights, parental rights, an environment that attracts and retains business in New Hampshire, and local control of education. I also support preservation of open space, and what better way to keep space open then by preserving the family farm? Although I am from Hudson, I represent the good folks of Pelham and Litchfield, and I take that responsibility seriously. I ask for your support in the Primary on Tuesday, September 14, by voting for Bob Haefner for State Representative on the Republican Ballot.
Rep. Bob Haefner, Hillsborough District 27 - Hudson
With the ‘Passing of the Torch,’ the Canobie Lake Protective Association Remains Focused on its Mission and Welcomes Members
submitted by Ginny Campiola For over 25 years, with dedication and passion,
they have committed their time, efforts, and leadership to protecting Canobie Lake. Now, Dick Hannon of Windham (president), Gail Souza of Windham (treasurer), and Bob MacKay of Salem (director) have passed on the torch of leadership of the Canobie Lake Protective Association to Bill Schroeder of Windham (president), Mary Warren of Windham (treasurer), Ginny Campiola of Windham (secretary), Dave Blake of Salem (director), Marie Maio of Windham (director), Betty Dunn of Windham (director), and Rev. Odie Odierna of Salem (director). Since its founding in 1981, the Canobie Lake
Protective Association (CLPA) has been dedicated to protecting the fragile resource of Canobie Lake and the wetlands and wildlife within its
watershed. The mission of the CLPA is “to help protect and improve the quality of Canobie Lake and the surrounding watershed, while maintaining and supporting the interests of lake users and watershed property owners.” This mission is as crucial today as ever, and the new Board of Directors remains focused on preserving and protecting this beautiful, fragile, and irreplaceable resource. Over the past 25+ years, the many accomplishments of the CLPA include: • Maintaining the 501C non-profit status, • Fostering a healthy membership, • Holding annual meetings and election of officers,
• Maintaining the www.canobielake.org
Website, • Publishing the Canobie Companion newsletter, available by mail and for all to view on our Website and on Facebook, • Coordinating with the Loon Preservation Committee in maintaining the nesting raft and monitoring and protecting the loon population, • Sponsoring the Fourth of July boat
parade and contest,
• Raising funds for legal challenges when necessary,
• Defending the ban on swimming and jet-skis, • Monitoring the water levels and water use by the town of Salem,
• Monitoring the water quality, • Monitoring the invasive weed population, • Defending the position to not allow water transfers from any other body of water into Canobie Lake,
• Attending DES meetings and conferences, and • Participating in the NH Lakes Association and the NH Voluntary Lakes Assessment Program. For many years, Canobie Lake Park has been
very supportive of the Canobie Lake Protective Association in giving complimentary passes for various membership-related activities. We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with such a fine and generous neighbor. Membership in the Canobie Lake Protective Association is open to all who share in our objectives: 1. To inform residents of the Canobie Lake Watershed and of the towns abutting it about
the lake’s importance, its problems, and possible alternatives.
2. To promote wise land use, water quality, water quantity, water level, annual usage, and property management within the watershed.
3. To develop the exchange of information with other organizations sharing similar objectives.
4. To organize Canobie Lake watershed residents in order to accomplish the objectives in our Mission Statement.
5. To take or encourage any other action necessary to ensure the protection of the waters, wildlife, and watershed of Canobie Lake. The CLPA welcomes new members. You do
not have to live on or around the lake to share and care about this fragile and precious resource. Membership is only $25 per year. So, please join us by going to the “Become a Member” page on our Website at www. canobielake.org
. You will find the membership form and complete instructions there. If you prefer, you may call Mary Warren at 898- 4471. The Canobie Lake Protective Association welcomes you and thanks you for your support!
WMS Second Annual Ride for the Future
On behalf of the “Ride For The Future,” Steven Bemister and Corey Alberico would like to thank the Windham Middle School students, staff, Windham Fire Department, and Windham Police Department, along with everyone else who contributed to the ride’s success this year. We were so pleased to see all the riders that morning and are proud to say that we raised over $1,500 to be donated to The Jimmy Fund. Our hope is that this ride can become an annual event that the Windham Middle School students look forward to and can be proud of. See you next year! We ride for our futures and for all those who are fighting for their futures!
Beth Lippold - Windham
Caution before Using Fertilizer or Pesticides in the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Overlay District
submitted by Elizabeth Wood, Community Planner, Windham If you live in the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Overlay District and plan to maintain your lawn or garden, be aware that the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizer is prohibited within 200 feet from the surface water of the pond and within 200 feet from any wetland, per Section 616.11 of the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Ordinance. The intent of the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Ordinance is to protect the water quality in Cobbetts Pond and the use of pesticides and fertilizer is considered to be detrimental to this goal. Those found to be in violation to this requirement will be subject to code
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enforcement. For those who desire to control pests and keep their lawns and gardens flourishing, there are acceptable alternatives to pesticides and chemical fertilizers. An alternative to pesticides is to initiate biological, cultural, or horticulture controls of pests. Examples of biological control could mean using natural enemies to control pest population, such as ladybugs, green lacewings, and decollate snails and toads. Pheromones could be also used to disturb reproduction patterns of pests. Cultural or horticulture control of pests involves methods of making conditions less favorable to pests, such as mowing your grass high to shade out weeds or using different turf seed mixes or “first- class” certified lawn seed to resist a variety of lawn pests. Also, consider reducing your lawn size or totally removing your lawn in favor of native plants. Keep pests out of your home by caulking and filling holes around skinks and light fixtures. Lime, agricultural composts, and organic fertilizers that are water- soluble and slow-release are acceptable alternatives to chemical fertilizers. Manure is prohibited. Other alternatives to chemical fertilizers include leaving grass clippings on your lawn and garden and planting clover and any legume plants that fix nitrogen into the soil from nodules on their roots. For more ideas on the control of pests without using pesticides and fertilizing your lawn and garden without the use of chemical fertilizers, visit www.agriculture.nh.gov
. To determine if your property is in the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Overlay District, and thus required to adhere to the provisions of the Ordinance, refer to the Cobbetts Pond Watershed Protection Map. The map can be found online at www.windhamnewhamphire.com
or at the Community Development Department. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Wood, Community Planner, at 432-3806, or stop in Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we would be happy to help you.
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