Hudson - Litchfield News 8 - February 18, 2011
Scholarships Awarded to
Community College Students submitted by the Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation has
awarded $24,000 in PSNH/NASA Space Grant Scholarships for the spring semester. The scholarship program is made possible through a partnership between NASA, the National Aeronautic Space Agency, and Public Service of New Hampshire, the State’s largest electric utility. The $1,500 scholarships are available to students in New Hampshire’s community colleges who are pursuing a career of interest to PSNH and NASA. The following students received scholarships: From NHTI-Concord’s Community College:
• Michael Munoz-Ramirez (Hudson), Aviation Technology; • Daniel Rocheford (Pelham), Aviation Technology. NASA and PSNH have partnered with the Community College System for the past 10 years, enabling over 370 scholarships to be awarded to community college students state-wide.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011 - T Academy of Notre Dame to Open Pre-K This Fall
submitted by Academy of Notre Dame In the fall of 2011, the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsborough, MA, will welcome its first group of pre-kindergarteners. The Pre-K program is for children who will be three years old by September 1 of the school calendar year and is designed to ready students for the K1 curriculum. No exceptions will be made with regard to the age requirement.
Enrollment will be limited to 20 students. A small class size will enable the Academy to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on the social, emotional, and academic growth of each student. Prospective candidates must be successfully toilet-trained and must be able to complete a multi-faceted screening, which will be conducted this spring. The curriculum will focus upon
developing age-appropriate pre-reading, pre-math, and pre-writing skills, and a
spiritual foundation through religious instruction. In a self-contained classroom, daily activities will include morning prayer; calendar time; learning centers; structured and unstructured creative play; art; music; movement; and ongoing academic and developmental assessments. This five-day program will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and coincides with the general K-12 academic calendar. Parents may also choose to enroll their children in the Academy’s Extended Day Program. Available to students in grades Pre-K through 6, Extended Day assures parents that their children are safely cared for after school until 6 p.m.
Applications can be found online at
ntaryforms. A non-refundable application fee is required. Applications should be mailed to the Admissions Office, Academy of Notre Dame, 180 Middlesex Rd.,
Tyngsborough, MA 01879. Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the Principal and Director of Admissions. For more information, contact Mrs. Jocelyn Mendonsa, Director of Admissions, at email@example.com
, or call (978) 649-7611, ext. 327. This private, Catholic institution is comprised of a co-educational Pre- K through 8 elementary and middle school and a college-preparatory high school for young women, and welcomes students of all faiths. It has a culturally diverse population with students from approximately 40 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and is based on the educational philosophy of their foundress, St. Julie Billiart.
Alvirne FFA Attends Farm and Forest Expo
SIGNUP 7:30 - 10:00 A.M. Bait available from Licensed NH Bait Dealer
Prize Sponsors: Steve Rodimak, Pro Staff John Collishaw, Alex Rodd, Andrew Larkin, Glen Lima, and Brenden Rackliff TOURNAMENT ENDS AT 1:00 P.M.
TROPHIES FOR WINNERS UNDER AGE 15 1st - 6th Place Categories: Perch, Pickerel, & Most Unusual Catch
CASH PRIZES FOR ADULTS DOOR PRIZES - RAFFLE Win a Jiffy Ice Auger
Hot Food & Drinks Available!
ADULTS - $10.00 - UNDER 15 - $5.00 Contest sets 3- hole limit per entrant
New Hampshire Fish & Game regulations prohibit bass fishing (and bass tourneys) during ice-in month. (FIS 503.05).
submitted by Gilyan Barrett, Alvirne FFA Chapter Reporter The Alvirne Future Farmers of America (FFA) attended this year’s
Farm and Forest Expo in Manchester on Friday, February 4. Some of the members were stationed at the FFA booth, encouraging the public to try their “feely boxes.” Inside the boxes were five different
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items from the school farm: a cow brush, hay, wood shavings, grain, and a calf bottle nipple. During their break from the booth, members visited all the vendors and displays the expo had to offer. The woodsman team had a practice competition, where they did tree identification along with some practicing with the bow saw.
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submitted by the House Republican Office In January, House Republicans presented a five-point agenda that would serve as a guide for legislation during the coming session. On February 16 in Concord, they delivered on one of their major promises to repeal the so-called Evergreen bill (SB1) in a 282-70 roll call vote. The legislation, passed under Democrat leadership in 2008, allows pay plans for public employees to continue after contracts expire, effectively ensuring teachers and other public employees that they will receive salary step increases based on years of experience instead of having their wages frozen when negotiators cannot
agree to a new deal. House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) called the legislation a “key” piece to the House Republican Agenda. “This law clearly shifted the balance of power to unions during contract negotiations. This will help our municipalities in protecting their budgets from costs not within their control,” he said. In January, the legislation was passed by the Senate by an
overwhelming 19-5 vote. Following Wednesday’s vote in the House, the bill will next head to the governor’s desk for his signature. If the evergreen repeal is signed into law, only contracts with specific evergreen language negotiated by unions and employers would continue to be subject to evergreen provisions. For all other contracts, whether they were signed while the evergreen law was in place or after it was repealed, public employees would not see automatic salary step increases once the contracts expire. “We will continue to adhere to our Republican Agenda,” added Bettencourt. “The people of this state have given us a trust and today is just one example of how we intend to follow through with our promises. I urge Governor Lynch to do the right thing for our cities and towns and promptly sign this into law.”
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