Salem Community Patriot August 6, 2010 - 9
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“Thumbs down to all who were involved in the decision to print your ‘editorial cartoon’ on July 23 (Salem). This was offensive on SO MANY LEVELS! The depiction of the woman washing dishes (in her apron) as the man sits and drinks his coffee while reading his newspaper is antiquated! Mr. Swank - it is not 1950! Your comments about Muslims send your very clear message of religious intolerance. Needless to say, your ‘local’ newspaper makes sure to publish weekly messages (about President Obama) which do not disguise your racial intolerance.”
“Thumbs down. Does Salem have a code
enforcement officer? We still have a guy on our street with four unlicensed cars and a truck and a yard full of junk. I’m thinking of selling my house and there’s no way I could get the value it is worth with all that junk in that yard. Can’t you do something about this, we pay such high taxes!”
“Thumbs down. I just went to register my dogs
I know I am late but I think it’s totally unfair that I have to pay $25 per dog and I only have one household and there are so many people in town that don’t even bother to register dogs. I’m trying
to do it legally and I’m getting screwed, I just think it’s unfair.”
“Thumbs down to the man in Salem who was
driving down School Street on Saturday night at about 12:15 a.m. (I have your plate number.) He was all over the road, weaving in and out. Next time I’ll call the police.”
“Thumbs up to Pat Hargreaves and Chris Dillon the new skate park at Hedge Hog Park! I took the kids there the other day and they had a blast. I hope the park users know how lucky they are and treat the park like they should. Pick up after yourselves and report any vandals!”
“Thumbs up question?? When is Salem going to release the ex-deputies little black book?? And who will get stung when the info is released??”
“Thumbs down to parents that host underage drinking parties at their homes! Next time I will call the police when your guests urinate on my fence. You know who you are!”
“Thumbs up to the new Farmer’s Market at Hedge Hog Park. What a great addition to this park. It’s so nice to see so many positive things
happening there. Now if we can get rid of those pesky geese!”
“Thumbs down to the Salem board of selectmen! How can you justify spending 100k on two deputy chiefs when the town could really use the money.”
“Thumbs down to dog Balduccispizza.com
owners who put their dogs out at 11pm and let them bark for an hour before letting them back in. Do you realize that your dogs wake up sleeping children and prevent working adults from getting to sleep at a reasonable hour? Just because you like to stay up half the night, doesn’t mean that your neighbors can-- be kind to your neighbors, let the dogs out to do their business and bring them back in as soon as they are done.”
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Over 100 NH Legislators Urge Senators Gregg and Shaheen to Ban ‘Crush Videos’
Today, over 100 New Hampshire legislators signed a letter urging New Hampshire Senators Judd Gregg and Jeanne Shaheen to co-sponsor and support legislation that would ban the manufacturing and distribution of videos depicting grotesque acts of animal cruelty, known as “crush videos.” “I’m very pleased that so many legislators, representing both political parties, have joined together and voiced their support for this important piece of legislation, encouraging our U.S. Senators to take action. This legislation ensures that law enforcement has the tools they need to crack down on this sickening cruelty, which includes the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, and impaling of small dogs, cats, and other animals for the deranged sexual titillation of viewers,” said State Representative D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem). This spring, the United States Supreme Court, in United States v. Stevens, overturned a previous 1999 law banning “crush videos,” citing the law was overly broad and ran afoul of the First Amendment. Last month, in reaction, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 5566 by a vote of 416-3, which follows the Supreme Court’s opening for a more narrowly defined law. In the United States Senate, Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Richard Burr (R-NC), plan to introduce a companion bill to HR 5566 soon. The New Hampshire legislators are urging Gregg and Shaheen to support HR 5566 and co-sponsor the companion Senate bill. Joining Bettencourt in the letter were local State Representatives David
Bates, Ronald Belanger, Margaret Crisler, Anthony DiFruscia, Bob Elliott, Marilinda Garcia, Mary Griffin, Walter Kolodziej, Charlie McMahon, and Carolyn Webber.
Dear Senators Gregg and Shaheen, As you know, this spring, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Stevens overturned a 1999 law banning the manufacturing and distribution of videos depicting grotesque acts of animal cruelty, holding that the law was overly broad and ran afoul of the First Amendment. At the heart of this case was an interstate and foreign commercial prohibition of “crush videos,” which show extreme acts of animal cruelty, including the intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, and impaling of small dogs, cats, and other animals for the sexual titillation of viewers.
While many of us were disappointed
by the Court’s ruling, we are encouraged by the actions of the United States House of Representatives, which passed H.R. 5566 by a vote of 416-3, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Elton Gallegly (R- CA), and Representative Gary Peters (D-MI), that would crack down on traffickers of these videos, and follow the pathway that the Supreme Court left open for Congress to construct a more narrowly crafted law. HR 5566 is finely tuned to do just that. This legislation is also critical from
a practical standpoint: there were at least 3,000 separately produced crush videos readily available in the marketplace selling for up to $300 apiece in the late 1990s, but after
the original law was enacted, they all but vanished. Since the law was invalidated, we have seen crush videos repopulate the Internet as the producers of these films now believe they have a free pass to torture animals for profit. We need to have a new law on the books soon to give law enforcement the tools they need to crack down on this sickening cruelty. Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Richard Burr (R-NC), plan to introduce a companion bill to HR 5566 soon in the Senate, and we ask that you, as our United States Senators, sign on as co-sponsors. We believe that there is perhaps no type of animal abuse so evident, indefensible, and uniformly condemned as crushing or lighting animals on fire for sick entertainment and profit. This is an issue that cries out for reform. We ask that you as United States Senators support the issue and continue to advocate for the safety and protection of the animals affected by these terrible acts. I am proud to be joined with over 100 legislators in support of this cause. Most Sincerely,
Senators: Sen. Peggy Gilmour, District 12; Sen. Bette Lasky, District 13; Sen. Sharon Carson, District 14; Sen. Amanda Merrill, District 21 Belknap County: Rep. Fran Wendelboe, District 1; Rep. John Veazey, District 4; Rep. Laurie Boyce, District 5; Rep. Jeff St. Cyr, District 5 Carroll County: Rep. Ed Butler, District 1; Rep. Dino Scala, District 5 Cheshire County: Rep. Dan Eaton, District 2; Rep. Suzanne Butcher, District 3; Rep. Barbara Richardson,
Salem Police Log
Friday, July 30: 9:57 a.m. Fraud, South Broadway, counterfeit money passed. 10:17 a.m. Suspicious activity, Redwood Road and Birch Hill Road, solicitors in the area from a paving company. 10:23 a.m. Warrant arrest, Hillsboro County Jail, arrested Jason Coelho, 30, Haverhill, MA, Warrants. 11:02 a.m. Theft, Lowell Road, Theft of GPS from a vehicle. 1:23 p.m. Hit and run, Bagnell Avenue. 2:41 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Shepard Avenue and Ivan Gile Road. 2:45 p.m. Unwanted subject, Henderson Circle, subject trespassed. 3:04 p.m. Criminal mischief, Barbara Avenue. 3:46 p.m. Hit and run, Rockingham
Park Boulevard. 3:57 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, South Broadway, unknown injury. 4:43 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, South Broadway, no injury. 6:18 p.m. Suspicious activity, Samoset Drive. 7:00 p.m. Theft, South Broadway, officer to seek warrants. 7:36 p.m. Pedestrian accident, Lawrence Road, man struck by vehicle while out on a walk. 8:27 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Veterans Memorial Parkway. 8:50 p.m. Hit and run, South Broadway. 9:15 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, North Broadway, vehicle all over the road. 9:55 p.m. Suspicious activity, North Policy Street, arrested Mackenzie Lamour,
18, Brookline, MA, Unlawful Possession of Alcohol; Joshua Eckstein, 18, Brookline, MA, Unlawful Possession of Alcohol, Transporting of Alcohol by a Minor; juvenile arrest. 10:33 p.m. Suspicious activity, South Broadway. 10:35 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, North Broadway, handled by Windham Police. 10:54 p.m. Noise complaint, Friendship Drive. 10:55 p.m. Noise complaint, Lake Street and Millville Street. Saturday, July 31: 12:10 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Cross Street and Kelly Road. 12:23 a.m. Noise complaint, Mulberry Road. 2:31 a.m. Suspicious persons, Lowell
Road, subject sent on his way. 3:02 a.m. Suspicious person, South Broadway, courtesy ride given to Fraser Drive. 4:02 a.m. Dispute, Main Street. 10:23 a.m. Fire, Hampshire Road, fire on construction site. 10:44 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lake Street. 11:16 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, South Broadway. 11:44 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Shadow Lake Road. 12:05 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, personal injury, Cluff Crossing Road, motorcycle involved in accident with a vehicle, subject taken to hospital. 3:08 p.m. Dispute, Lake Shore Road, civil matter. 3:10 p.m. Unwanted subjects, Wheeler
PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF SALEM
Town of Salem Community Development Department
PLANNING BOARD AGENDA FOR AUGUST 10, 2010 MEETING 7:00 PM, Knightly Meeting Room, Salem NH Town Hall
WORKSESSION Depot Zoning
OLD BUSINESS 1. Tuscan Kitchen – revised site plan – Main St.
This agenda is tentative and subject to change. Please contact the Planning Office at 890-2080 to check agenda items.
BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED WEEK OF 7-26-10
Michael R. Cambra and Estelle F. Ward, 19 Shadow Lake Tr Prk, 8-2-10, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 Daniel Piccolo, 12 Ruth Street, 8-2-10, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 James C. & Lois E. Goss, Trustees, 25 Bradford Drive, 8-2-10, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 William Marsden, 8-2-10, 8 Eagle’s Nest Ridge, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 Eugene N. and Gaye A. Thornhill, Jr., 18 Tammy Street, 8-2-10, BL-Residential ADD/ALT, $0 Entire-Rockingham 620, Inc., 92 Cluffing Crossing Road, 8-2-10, BL-Commercial, $0 Michael S. and Dorothy M. Meile, 3 Jill Road, 8-2-10, BL-Deck, $0 Madeline Angelis, 100 Shore Drive, 8-2-10, BL-Residential-Foundation, $0 Timothy K. and Beth A. Pitcher, 9 Surrey Lane, 8-2-10, BL-Pool, $0 Paul R. Rondeau and Karen M. Jacques Rondeau, 14 Robert Avenue, 8-2-10, BL-Pool, $0 Annmarie Ouellette and Russell Plourde, 18 School Street, 8-2-10, BL-Shed, $0 Alice Hutchins and Scott and Anita Woodhead, 1 Ermer Road, 8-2-10, BL-Shed, $0 Robert B. Gibbs and Cheryl Conway, 8 Joyce Heard Avenue, 8-2-10, BL-Shed, $0 Everett V. and Doro Plante, III, 16 Wheeler Avenue, 8-2-10, BL-Shed, $0
Dam Road. 5:31 p.m. Theft, Mall Road, juvenile arrests. 6:03 p.m. Drug offenses, South Broadway, arrested Christopher Regis-McGee, 29, Londonderry, Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs. 7:19 p.m. Theft, Cluff Crossing Road, juvenile arrests. 7:36 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, North Policy Street, Vehicle into Canobie Lake, arrested Virginia Richardson, 49, Salem, DWI. 9:32 p.m. Noise complaint, Glen Road. 10:08 p.m. Noise complaint, Coburn Street. 10:50 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, North Broadway, negative find. 10:56 p.m. Suspicious vehicles, Shadow Lake Road, subjects removed
from Town Forest. 11:27 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, South Broadway, negative find. 11:46 p.m. Noise complaint, Pelham Road. Sunday, August 1: 12:28 a.m. Noise complaint, Mulberry Road and Linwood Avenue. 2:31 a.m. Suspicious vehicle, Pleasant Street and South Policy Street, arrested Daniel McMahon, 20, Lowell, MA, DWI, Possession of Controlled/ Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle; Antonio Andrade, 20, Dracut, MA, Unlawful Possession of Alcohol. 8:19 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Main Street and North Main Street, negative find. 8:45 a.m. Dispute, Old Coach Road. 10:17 a.m. Noise complaint, Mary’s Lane. 10:46 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, North Broadway. 11:48 a.m. Theft, South Broadway. 2:47 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, South Broadway. 5:17 p.m. Fight, South Broadway. 5:17 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Spencer Avenue and Haigh Avenue. 5:38 p.m. Fraud, South Broadway, counterfeit money. 6:19 p.m. Hit and run, South Broadway. 6:56 p.m. Harassment, Henry Taylor Street. 7:05 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Cluff Street and Lake Street. 7:43 p.m. Suspicious persons, South Broadway, checking subject laying down on the ground at the Coca Cola plant again. 8:10 p.m. Warrant arrest, Veterans Memorial Parkway, arrested Patrick Hanna, 20, Simple Assault.
District 5 Coos County
Rep. Larry Rappaport, District 1; Rep. Bill Remick, District 2
Grafton County: Rep. Kathleen Taylor, District 2; Rep. Susan Ford, District 3; Rep. Mary Cooney, District 7; Rep. Laurie Harding, District 11 Hillsborough County: Rep. Gil Shattuck, District 1; Rep. Linda Foster, District 4; Rep. Gary Daniels, District 6; Rep. Shannon Chandley, District 6; Rep. Dan Sullivan, District 8; Rep. Will Infantine, District 13; Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, District 15; Rep. Barbara Shaw, District 16; Rep. John Cebrowski, District 18; Rep. Moe Villeneuve, District 18; Rep. Chris Christensen, District 19; Rep. Dick Hinch, District 19; Rep. Suzanne Harvey, District 21; Rep. Brian Rhodes, District 22; Rep. John Knowles, District 27; Rep. Lynne Ober, District 27; Rep. Andy Renzullo, District 27; Rep. Bob Haefner, District 27; Rep. Shaun Doherty, District 27; Rep. Mary Ann Knowles, District 27; Rep. Russ Ober, District 27 Merrimack County: Rep. Randy Foose, District 1; Rep. Ricia McMahon, District 3; Rep. Joy K. Tilton, District 6; Rep. Deborah Wheeler, District 6; Rep. Dianne Schuett, District 7; Rep. Carole Brown, District 8; Rep. Steve Shurtleff, District 10; Rep. Mary Stuart Gile, District 10; Rep. Candice Bouchard, District 11; Rep. Stephen DeStefano, District 13; Rep. Mary Beth Walz, District 13 Rockingham County: Rep. Frank Case, District 1; Rep. John Reagan, District 1; Rep. Maureen Mann, District 1; Rep. Susi Nord, District 1; Rep.
Kathleen Hoelzel, District 2; Rep. Dan Dumaine, District 3; Rep. Al Baldasaro, District 3; Rep. Frank Emiro, District 3; Rep. Bob Elliott, District 4; Rep. Charles McMahon, District 4; Rep. Clinton Bailey, District 4; Rep. D.J. Bettencourt, District 4; Rep. Marilinda Garcia, District 4; Rep. Russ Ingram, District 4; Rep. Mary Griffin, District 4; Rep. Ronald Belanger, District 4; Rep. Walter Kolodziej, District 4; Rep. Anthony DiFruscia, District 4; Rep. Carolyn Webber, District 4; Rep. David Bates, District 4; Rep. Jim Rausch, District 5; Rep. Ken Gould, District 5; Rep. Frank Sapareto, District 5; Rep. John Gleason, District 5; Rep. Gene Charon, District 7; Rep. David Welch, District 8; Rep. Ken Weyler, District 8; Rep. Tim Comerford, District 9; Rep. Don Petterson, District 10; Rep. Mary Allen, District 11; Rep. Kim Casey, District 11; Rep. Dennis Abbott, District 12; Rep. Marcia Moody, District 12; Rep. Matt Quandt, District 13; Rep. Donna Schlachman, District 13; Rep. Lawrence Perkins, District 14; Rep. Amy Perkins, District 14; Rep. Chris Nevins, District 15; Rep. Nancy Stiles, District 15; Rep. Susan Kepner, District 15; Rep. Jim Splaine, District 16; Rep. Laura Pantelakos, District 16; Rep. Pam Tucker, District 17; Rep. David Borden, District 18 Strafford County: Rep. Julie Brown, District 1; Rep. Dale Sprague, District 2; Rep. Jennifer Brown, District 5; Rep. Tim Horrigan, District 7 Sullivan County: Rep. Carla Skinder, District 1; Rep. Steve Cunningham, District 2; Rep Tom Donovan, District 4; Rep. Raymond Gagnon, District 4
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