Salem Community Patriot 2 - January 28, 2011
Mom Needs Some Help:
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! Let Gray’s Contracting clear your roof
every time it snows so you don’t have to!
submitted by Patti Drelick It was the day after a winter storm, with the weather still not the best. I was walking through the dining room when Genevieve Silver, 86, grabbed my arm and exclaimed, “This is such a happy place! It can be miserable outside, but once you come in here, you enter a whole new mindset of happiness. You know, a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t even entertain coming to the Center. I envisioned a dreary place filled with crabby, old people. Then, my friend Sadie asked me to go with her and help with the lunch program. After taking a deep sigh, I finally agreed and went. Boy, was I caught by surprise! I learned I was so wrong; everyone there is so happy and most are much younger than I. I wish I had more time to take advantage of all the great programs you offer.”
Call for SAFE, Professional Roof Shoveling
Roof Shoveling Roof Dam Removal
Ice Build-ups - Roof Leaks Get on the Roof Snow
And this is the initial story we hear from most of those brave enough to enter through our front doors … but once they check us out, they’re in… taking advantage of the best-kept secret to a long and happy life! And most of it’s free—just a few activities have a small fee. Salem Senior Services is a department of the Town of Salem. It’s your tax dollars at work providing a wholesome environment that fosters mental, physical, social, and nutritional well-being for our seasoned citizens. This is accomplished at the Russell & Roberta Ingram Senior Center, located at 1 Sally
Town of Salem Senior Services
Ingram Senior Center
Sweet’s Way (off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway). The Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for community residents 60 years of age or older.
Seniors can drop in any
time just for coffee and conversation or to partake in any of our more than 170 structured activities, programs, and services. The vast array of programs offers something for everyone in the way of wellness, socialization, exercise, education, enrichment, nutrition, transportation, and support services. General participation is free for Salem residents and $25 annually for non-residents. Our activities, programs, and services are too numerous to list, so drop in to pick up our newsletter or view our Website at www. townofsalemnh.org
(click on ‘Senior Services” from list of departments on left of the Town’s homepage).
Lyons Announces Candidacy for Re-election
Michael Lyons, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Salem, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Lyons believes that “as with the entire country, 2010 will be remembered as a time in which we navigated through the ‘Great Recession’. In order to get through these difficult times, I believe that first, we continue to control our operating costs through
significantly affecting town
services [Police, Fire, and Public Works],
and second, we take advantage of favorable construction costs and continue
to execute our infrastructure rebuilding plans. In doing so, we maintain and improve the roads and bridges you drive on and ensure a higher quality of life for all the citizens of Salem.”
Ice Dams Cause Leaks, Wall & Ceiling Stains
Selectman Lyons has worked diligently over the last three years to keep town operating expenditures in line. He also believes that there are other long-term expenditures that must be more closely scrutinized. “As with the rest of the state and country, healthcare and retirement costs are becoming more and more of a burden. Salem and the State of New Hampshire are in better shape than other parts of the country, but we have our fair share of work to do here,” Mr. Lyons stated.
Selectman Lyons has worked on the
infrastructure challenges facing the Town of Salem. During the last year alone, three bridges were constructed and opened. In addition, Selectman Lyons is a strong advocate for the retooled 10 Year Road Program. In this last construction season, more than 10 miles of road was newly paved. For the first time since the 1960s, there is now a plan in place that coordinates all of the utilities along with the roadwork for the entire town. “I am committed to executing and maintaining this plan so that the voters can now see where roads that interest them fit in the construction cycle,” Mr. Lyons stated. “I want to thank the voters of Salem for the trust they have put in me in the past, and so I respectfully ask for one of your two votes on March 8,” stated Mr. Lyons.
Woman Leaves Mother on Highway, Takes Off in Mom’s Vehicle
•Additions SNOWBANK REMOVAL
•Bathrooms Over 25 yrs Experience
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz A deeply disturbed young woman who had been riding as a passenger in her mother’s vehicle and making suicidal threats has been arrested and charged by Salem police after she took the wheel of the vehicle, leaving her mother on the side of the highway. Natasha St. Amand, 21, of Haverhill, MA, stole her mother’s vehicle after her mother had pulled over onto the side of I-93 to try to calm her daughter down. Instead, St. Amand jumped into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and took off, heading south on I-93. Police in Salem were made aware of the situation and immediately responded to Route 93 south looking for a red Chevy Blazer. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and stopped St. Amand before she could harm herself or anyone
else on the road. The incident occurred at 3:18 a.m. on Sunday.
According to police, St. Amand had attempted to jump out of the passenger side of the moving vehicle while her mother was driving. That was the reason for the mother pulling the vehicle over to try to calm her daughter in the first place. When St. Amand was taken into custody
by Salem police and brought to the police department for processing, her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. She now faces charges of driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless conduct, placing another in danger, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was released on a summons and will appear at Salem District Court at a later date.
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