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Salem Community Press Conference Addresses Tax-Free Shopping Patriot
by Len Lathrop Mark Twain once said and
Gov. Lynch meets Baron’s employees
by Robyn Hatch On Thursday, August 12, Governor John Lynch joined the local retailers and business leaders at a press conference at Baron’s Major Brands Appliances in Salem to remind shoppers that New Hampshire offers tax-free shopping 365 days a year. The Massachusetts legislature recently passed a bill creating a “Sales Tax Holiday” just for these past two days on the weekend. During the conference, Governor Lynch took the time to talk to Baron employees, finding out how their business was doing and if they saw a change in the shopping trends. The news media from all over New England also asked questions, all of which the Governor answered politely and eloquently. Nancy Kyle, President of the Salem Retailers, and Brian Ellis, owner of Baron’s, also spoke on the issue. Governor Lynch seemed very pleased with how New Hampshire is sticking by its commitments.
Gov. Lynch greets the press Patriot Salem Community
Brian Ellis explains how tax-free affects Baron’s with Nancy Kyle and Gov. Lynch
Salem Historical Society Offers Battle of Gettysburg History Program
by Robyn Hatch The Salem Historical Society recently presented the Civilians of Gettysburg program, which was presented in the first person in period dress by Lew and Ginny Gage, and is based on original diaries and reminiscences of civilians living in the town of Gettysburg, PA, in the summer and fall of 1863, as stated by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Lew and Ginny Gage talked briefly about the demographics of
the town in 1863, and what it was like before, during, and after the famous Battle of Gettysburg. Ginny also talked about one of the well-known New Hampshire nurses who came down to Gettysburg to help take care of the wounded. Ginny portrayed Sarah Broadhead, a young woman at the time of the battle living with her husband and daughter, while Lew portrayed Charlie McCurdy, who presented a young boy’s perspective. Most students of the Battle of Gettysburg, and indeed, most of the books past and present dealing with this battle, address the military events leading up to and taking place on July 1-3, 1863. Lew and Ginny both did an incredible job at talking about and showing the deaths and destruction that actually occurred. Lew and Ginny live in Cornish, and have been studying and visiting the Gettysburg Battlefield for more than 30 years. They have been presenting their Civilians Of Gettysburg program to historical societies in New Hampshire, at Heritage Days in Vermont, at the Connecticut Civil War Round Table, and at other organizations and venues.
Ginny and Lew Gage tell their story Derry-Salem Elks Draws Kids and Adults Alike
by Robyn Hatch The Derry-
Salem Elks held their Kidfest at their facility on 39 Shadow Lake Road in Salem, where everyone who attended could enjoy inflatable rides, midway games, pony rides, face painting, clowns, food, a bicycle giveaway, and so much more all day.
Clowns and many smiles Keara Delaney takes her first pony ride Amy Neelan, dunked In My Own Words
It’s impossible, said pride It’s risky, said experience It’s pointless, said reason Give it a try, whispered the heart
Recently, I was contacted to comment on an issue, which happened seven years ago and is being used to ruin my creditability. Now, l will have to address something not even my family or friends know.
My husband and I moved to Salem in December 2004 after a very rough 18 months of serious financial troubles. My husband Ted, at 61, had developed many health issues making it impossible to work and was recommended that he file for disability. Little did I know how difficult the process of filing for disability would be and the length of time it would take to be approved. Living on my single paycheck for over a year, and paying for a mortgage of $1,200 and a $300 condo fee (an assessment of fees for improvements on the condo complex), it seemed as if our path was descending to the house poor. I had been treasurer of the condo association at that time and I borrowed (I say borrowed as I had every intention of paying back in full) funds for my mortgage and condo fee. As time went on I realized what I had done was wrong and I needed to make it right. We ended up selling our condo and we paid it all back plus some.
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Volume 4 Number 5 August 20, 2010 12 Pages
Salem Community Patriot
Has Jane Lang Mended Her Ways?
quoted: “The old saw says, ‘Let a sleeping dog lie.’ Still, when there is much at stake, it is better to get a newspaper to do it.” That is exactly what happened in mid-July when the Area News Group received a letter from the past and current residents of Grove Square Condominiums in Randolph, MA. They succinctly stated, “Jane Lang is a candidate for statewide office (State Rep – District 4). What Jane failed to mention in any of her public statements is that when she was living in Massachusetts, she embezzled thousands of dollars from the Grove Square Condominium Association, where she was living and serving as board treasurer at the time. In exchange for not pressing charges, the condo board made a good-faith offer to allow Jane to repay the money in full. Before she repaid the money, she sold the condo and moved to NH, where she currently lives. The residents of Grove Square suffered significant financial consequences, including a large increase in condo fees to cover the loss. All of this is well documented. We believe voters have the right to know this about the candidate before they cast their vote. Signed, the Past and Current residents of Grove Square, Randolph, MA, contact phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx.” When the Area News Group first contacted candidate Lang, she denied the accusation by the past and current residents. From documents the condo association sent to the Area News Group, as requested, in late July, it is apparent that approximately $85,000 was unaccounted for in the years 2003 and 2004. In a conversation and e-mail, Lang stated that she “borrowed the money.” And a promissory note signed in December 2004 remains in question as to it being part of a bankruptcy filing and being fulfilled or dismissed. Since moving to New Hampshire six years ago, and a bankruptcy filing, Lang has become involved with the Salem community and many civil organizations and activities. Questions are still unanswered as to how long someone’s past affects the present.
Lang had continually denied the story regarding an
investigation of embezzlement, until the 39-page packet was received by the Area News Group. Candidate Lang provided the Area News Group a signed statement Wednesday morning detailing her remembrance of the events.
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