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Pelham - Windham News October 1, 2010 - 7

Commercial Scale Transactions Eliminated at Transfer Station

by Barbara O’Brien On the recommendation of Windham Transfer Station Manager

Dave Poulson, selectmen voted unanimously (5 to 0) to do away with using the scale at the facility for commercial transactions. “We’re spending more than we’re getting in return,” Poulson

told town officials during their September 20 Board meeting. Approximately $1,200 has recently been spent, per year, on maintaining the scale to allow for commercial usage, while the town made only $600 on these transactions. Poulson also explained that new State regulations regarding the re-calibration of commercial scales is set to go into effect next year; regulations which he said “could cause issues for the Town of

Windham.” Poulson said there are currently three local commercial

operations in Windham that make use of the scale at the Transfer Station, each of which does have an alternative location to use instead. The scale will still be used for tracking internal operations at

the Windham Transfer Station, Poulson said, a use that will not be affected by the new State regulations. By doing away with the commercial transactions, there will also be less need for the employees at the Transfer Station to handle cash, Poulson added.

Massachusetts Joins 30 States in Banning Texting by Doug Robinson

Massachusetts has joined into the battle to fight distracted driving; specifically, texting on your cell phone while driving. While Massachusetts is now the 30th state to join the nationwide ban on texting while driving, the state has taken their seriousness up a notch by “prohibiting drivers under age 18 from using any mobile electronic device while driving,” writes the Boston Globe. The new law goes into effect on September 30. Passed into law

by Governor Deval Patrick, the law also prohibits drivers 18 and older from not only reading messages on their cell phones, but also prohibits the writing of any text messages or e-mails. Searching on

the Internet via cell phone while driving a car is also prohibited. A total ban on the use of cell phones has been placed into law

by nine states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The District of Columbia and Utah has named the offense “careless driving.” In addition, Massachusetts, along with 19 States, has also passed

the law that prohibits the use of cell phones while driving a school bus. The fine for those who are caught violating the new law will be

charged $100.

Salem and Windham Residents Get Their Own Day at Canobie Lake Park

submitted by Canobie Lake Park

Fear, food, and fun come together every weekend during October at Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest, along with the Park’s new Oktoberfest celebration. And in appreciation of its hometown area, Canobie has designated Sunday, October 3, as Salem/Windham Day at the Park, weather permitting. On that day, residents of Salem and Windham can take advantage of a special, single-day, reduced Canobie Lake Park admission price of just $13. Proof of residency is required for all ages, such as driver’s licenses or report cards/library cards for school-age children, and the special cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, priced pass, or promotion.

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submitted by Canobie Lake Park It’s baa-aack! Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest opens its 2010 haunting season on October 1 and continues each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening through October 31. Canobie’s seven-week Oktoberfest celebration also continues through the end of October along with Screeemfest, providing visitors to the Park with quite a variety of entertainment – and food – options. According to Chris Nicoli, Canobie’s Marketing and Entertainment Manager, the “scare factor” of the Screeemfest haunts has been ratcheted up this year, and there are new walk-around monsters and characters. Live entertainment includes a new show featuring a tribute to the artists Prince and Ozzy, appearing on the Park’s Midway Stage. For the younger set, there is the Pumpkin Palace attraction especially for kids, along with several kiddie rides. Nicoli also said that the huge Oktoberfest area in the middle of the Park with traditional German food, seasonal beers, and even ‘oompah’ bands, has proven to be quite popular. “We have worked hard to offer our guests quite a unique


Halloween event,” said Nicoli. “Where else can you scream in the haunted houses, then catch your breath on a roller coaster or visit a German beer garden? We’re providing a complete amusement park

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well as all haunted houses, operating rides, and live entertainment. Canobie Lake Park will also donate a portion of the proceeds from Salem/Windham Day to the Salem Animal Rescue League. For hours and more information about Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest and Oktoberfest events, visit The Salem Animal Rescue League is a not-for-profit, primarily

volunteer, limited admission shelter funded by private donations. SARL is committed to providing safe-haven and assistance to cats and dogs in need through animal rescue, humane education, adoptions, and on-site vetting, and has a 100-percent spay/neuter policy. Visit on the Web for more information about SARL and how to support the organization.

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Plow - continued from front page McCartney said there are

presently 26 roads in Windham that have not yet been accepted as town-owned public roads. This constitutes a total of about seven to eight miles of roadway. The cost of annual winter maintenance for these roads runs about $3,500 per mile; totaling between $24,500 and $28,000 for annual winter maintenance. These roads do not receive any summer maintenance from the Town. McCartney said he didn’t have

any specific recommendations for dealing with the issue other than town officials coming up with new regulations, ones that would put a time limit on road approvals in the future. Vice Chairman Bruce Breton

said that the Town of Pelham has developers put money in an escrow account to pay for any plowing until a road is accepted by the Town. “This way, there

is no burden on the taxpayer,” Breton said. “The homeowners who live on these [unaccepted] roads are paying taxes,” Selectman Roger Hohenberger said. “We need to start billing the

developers and encourage the builders to finish these roads and get them approved,” Breton said. After further discussion, it

was decided that Scott, working with members of the Windham Planning Board, will develop a course of action for dealing with getting unaccepted roads completed and accepted in a more timely manner. Discussions will also focus on the possibility of setting up a winter maintenance escrow account to be used until any future roads are accepted by the Town. The goal is to have options on this issue brought back before the selectmen “hopefully before the snow flies again.”

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