Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - March 4, 2011
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OF MARY ACADEMY Pre-K - 8
PRESENTATION The Pre-K and Kindergarten Solution Consider Adding Composting to Your Routine
by Cheryl Freed As winter draws to a close, most people start to think about the arrival of spring and what they will do with the extra hours of daylight. It’s the time of year to look at the seed catalogs and decide what to plant in the garden. While I always try to rush the season, there is one thing I can do all year long that will be beneficial to the soil—I compost. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines compost as a mixture of decomposing vegetation for fertilizing soil, but I believe that a second definition may be in order as the perfect example of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (a phrase that has been around so long, I don’t remember when we started using it). When you compost, you reduce the amount of trash that is put into the waste stream and recycle the compostable material into a reusable product. On that note, as part of Recycling Awareness Programs in Hudson, the Recycling Committee is holding its second annual sale of backyard compost bins, rain barrels and kitchen pails. The response to last year’s sale was very positive and the level of interest remains high going in to 2011. The sale will take place during February and March, with an ordering deadline of April 1. Purchased items will be delivered in late April and can be picked up at the Hudson Highway Department Garage, 2 Constitution Drive, on April 25- 29, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It is estimated that approximately 25
percent of the average household waste consists of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, which can be easily composted. In an effort to make this a regular practice for Hudson residents and reduce the amount of trash being trucked to the landfill, the
EarthMachine backyard compost bins and how-to guides are available for $50 through this sale. According to the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, this is the number-one selling backyard compost bin! Some of the features are: • Converts grass, leaves, and table scraps into an abundant supply of rich garden soil
• Large, 80-gallon capacity • Easy, snap-together assembly • 10-year warranty • Made of recycled plastic • Assembled dimensions: 33 inches by 35 inches
Also available are Kitchen Pails at a cost of $10 to hold kitchen scraps for transport to the compost bin neatly and without odor. They are: • Attractive and easy to use • Hinged lid snaps securely to pail • White and beige color • Two-gallon capacity • Pail width easily accommodates the shape of plates for “mess-free” scraping Due to the extremely dry summer of 2010, several residents mentioned an interest in conserving water for lawn and garden irrigation with saved rain water. Thus, the Recycling Committee will provide access to Systern Rain Barrels at a cost of $65 through this campaign.
• Saves water and cuts household sewage treatment and water bills by up to 40 percent
• Excellent water source for lawns, indoor/ outdoor plants, and free from chlorine and other water treatment chemicals
• Large, 55-gallon capacity • Made from high-density polyethylene with up to 50-percent recycled plastic, and its tan color blends into the landscape
• Mosquito mesh keeps out bugs and leaves
• Easily attaches to your existing downspout system and has overflow capability to another Systern or to ground run-off. Order forms are available on the town Website: www. hudsonnh.gov/boards/
recycling. We will also have order forms available on Election Day. On the road with the Recycling Committee We will have a display set up and someone to answer your questions on Election Day, March 8, and at the
Favor small one!
Kiwanis Yard Sale on April 2. Please stop by to say hello. The Recycling Committee meets in the Board of Selectmen Meeting Room (lower level of Town Hall) on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Please send your questions/concerns to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Town of Hudson, Attention: Cheryl Freed, Recycling Committee, 12 School Street, Hudson, NH 03051. I look forward to your thoughts. And check the Recycling Committee page on the Town Website: www.hudsonnh.gov/boards/recycling
for more news.
Hudson Police Chief Recognized for 20 Years of Service
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by Doug Robinson Hudson’s Police Chief, Jason Lavoie, was recognized recently for his 20 years of service to Hudson. In a prepared speech by Hudson Board of Selectman Chairman
Ken Massey, he stated, “Police Chief Jason Lavoie began his career with the Hudson Police Department on February 19, 1991. Chief Lavoie is a life-long resident of Hudson and is a graduate of Alvirne High School. Chief Lavoie graduated from Plymouth State College, where he majored in business and psychology, with a minor in economics.” Chairman Massey continued to state, “He knew from an early age that he wanted a career in law enforcement, which was confirmed after a ride-along with a police officer.” Chief Lavoie commented that “ride-along” which confirmed his desire to become a police officer happened in 1988, when he rode the 3-9 p.m. shift with police officer Carl Accorto. “We had made a couple of routine stops and I watched police procedures as Carl arrested a DWI. Both the driver and the occupant were drunk, and after they were arrested, we came back to the station. We then went back on the road and received a call from a resident on Highland Street, from an elderly woman stating that her husband had not come home. To this day, I will never forget how he made the woman feel at ease. Carl made the
woman a cup of tea. While he cooked and served the tea, he talked to her and assured her that he would be found. As it happened, her husband has the early signs of dementia, and was discovered lost while driving his car in Nashua.”
“Being a cop is about making
people’s lives better,” continued Chief Lavoie. “I learned that night that through this type of personal involvement, taught to me by Carl, that I could help people and be a resource to them.”
In addition to Chief Lavoie’s duties at the police department, he has been an active member of the community, coaching youth athletic teams and serving as a Director on the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
Hudson Police Chief Jason Lavoie
Hudson to Accept Credit Card Payments for Town Fees
Enterprise Bank helped make our dream come true...
by Doug Robinson The Hudson Board of Selectmen have authorized (with Selectman Jasper against) the “Treasurer, Tax Collector, and other appropriate municipal officials to accept payment of local taxes, utility services, or other fees by use of credit card, debit card, or such other means of electronic transaction. And further, to allow for the addition of a service charge for the acceptance of credit card, debit card, or other such means of electronic transaction. The Town of Hudson, at the time of billing, shall disclose the amount of the service charge.” “Residents have been expecting [this] for some
time,” stated Hudson Town Clerk Patti Barry. “It is time we make this available. Customers will be charged 3.25 percent. We will accept Master Charge, American Express, and Discover. Visa does not allow for a percentage fee.”
Building the Cyclones Arena in Hudson was a dream the three of us shared for some time. When a number of local banks approached us to provide the financing for a new facility, Enterprise Bank really stood out. Peter Rayno was with us every step of the way, sharing his expertise and providing the resources and connections to meet the immediate needs of our operation.
We’ve experienced firsthand the difference a community-focused bank like Enterprise Bank has made for our business. Our re sponsive, accessible team of bankers, like Matt Bryant and Alvin Oasan, has helped us make local, informed decisions that have had a positive impact on our success!
More importantly, it’s essential that we work with a local bank that offers all the products of the bigger banks, yet is as committed to our business and the Hudson community as we are.
Left to right – Alvin Oasan, Branch Relationship Manager, VP; Joe Flanagan, Owner & Partner, Cyclones Arena; Bill Flanagan, Owner & Partner, Cyclones Arena; Wes Doloff, Owner & Partner, Cyclones Arena and Matthew Bryant, Commercial Lending Officer
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45 Lowell Road, Hudson, New Hampshire • 603-546-0891 • EnterpriseBanking.com
The Town Clerk and Hudson IT Department
have spent the last two years researching credit card payments.
House Leaders Say State’s Expanding Deficit Needs Immediate Action
House Speaker William O’Brien and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt released the following statements in response to news that the state revenues ran $16.3 million short of the plan passed by Governor Lynch and Democrats in last year’s supplemental budget. Added to the existing $7 million hole from prior months, the state is currently facing a $23 million and growing deficit for the current fiscal year. “This is the same old problem we have seen
over and over again from Governor Lynch and the Democrats. They overinflate revenue figures to pay for more spending and then act surprised when reality hits them across the face. Sadly, that’s just what the Governor has done once again with his budget proposal by inflating revenues by $300 million to avoid making the tough decisions to rein in state spending. This is exactly why the voters elected a House Republican supermajority last November—so that we would have responsible leaders using trustworthy numbers who will restore accountability to the budget process. We have quite a mess to clean up, but
we are focused on solving this problem,” said Bettencourt. “This recurring problem of having revenue estimates set too high was exactly why it was so critical to have our House Ways and Means Committee craft responsible and realistic figures for the next budget. The citizens of New Hampshire deserve better than a never-ending series of budget deficits. That said, we simply must start taking steps now to ensure that the budget problems we inherited don’t become an even greater issue for our next budget. While there is little that the legislature can do this far into the budget to solve this shortfall, I will be bringing together the House members of the Fiscal Committee to review steps we can take immediately to stop the bleeding. Furthermore, I call on the Governor to move by Executive Order to limit state spending now to fill this gap, and on the Executive Council to look closely at any contract that spends state money in light of our fiscal situation. We all need to come together to fix this serious problem,” said O’Brien.
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