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Hudson~Litchfield News Volume 21 Number 36 April 1, 2011 16 Pages Alvirne’s Donnelly
by Sue LaRoche On Wednesday, March 11, with 38 seconds remaining in the first half of the quarterfinal round of the NHIAA Division I boys’ basketball tournament game against Manchester Memorial, Caleb Donnelly reached a pinnacle of his own—he became only the third boy in Alvirne High School history to reach the 1,000-point mark in a career for the Broncos. Mike Konovelchick and Pat Manor were the first two to achieve this milestone. Coach Seth Garon,
knowing the pressure that the team and Caleb were under, intentionally misled Caleb into thinking that he needed 40 points to reach the 1,000 mark, when in actuality he only needed 14. Garon also knew that during tournament games, the game cannot be stopped in order to recognize these accomplishments, so together with Athletic Director Karen Bonney, they communicated with the Athletic Director from Manchester Memorial and provided Alvirne with the game ball for Caleb to have. Very few folks outside of Bonney and Garon knew that Caleb had reached his 1,000th point. It came as a surprise to all, including his parents, Mary and Frank. The Donnelly family – Mary, Frank, Kaitlyn, and Brennan – had no idea that Caleb was that close to hitting for this milestone. “At halftime, Karen Bonney came over to us and explained that Caleb had just hit his 1,000th point. We were very surprised but it was a fun way to find out,” explained Mary.
“Caleb deserved this,”
Reaches Coveted Pinnacle Ten...
Not Guilty: Former Hudson
Police Captain Donald Breault
2011 Acquitted of All Charges Friday
by Doug Robinson The criminal jury trial of former Hudson Police Captain Donald Breault has ended with a verdict of “not guilty” by the jury of 12. Breault, taking to the witness stand himself, testified in his own defense, stating “I have done nothing wrong,” and the jury agreed.
2011 Friday A very young Caleb at an Elks contest Now... Caleb Donnelly receiving a regional Elks Free Trow trophy in 2006
said Garon. “He took his team to the semifinals when he was a sophomore and his leadership and hard work carried us to the semifinals this year,” he said. “He did in three years what other 1,000-point scorers do in four years, which is very impressive; it is nice to see good things happen to good kids.” Hard work and self-motivation are two of the reasons Caleb has been so successful. “Caleb has made some sacrifices to be in the position he is in,” said his parents. “He sets goals and gives 100 percent to achieve those goals, and we are very proud of him and happy for him,” they continued. “I was very excited when
Coach Garon told me about my 1,000th point,” Caleb explained. “But in my mind, it was definitely overshadowed by the huge victory over Memorial.” Coach Garon told Caleb after the game when they were having their team meeting that he had just hit his 1,000th point. “He had the biggest grin on his face,” said Garon. “His teammates swarmed him once they heard the news.” “It was really cool,” said Donnelly. “I definitely couldn’t have done it without my teammates.” He also credited the great coaching he had received from both Bonney and
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Caleb sinks a 3-point shot on his way to 1,000 points
Breault, formerly Captain Breault of the Hudson Police Department and 20- year veteran of the same department, was formally indicted by the Hillsborough County Grand Jury on February 23, 2011 for “theft … [and] computer-related offenses.” The incitement states that his actions were done “recklessly, without authorization [where he] altered or tampered time keeping dates.” In addition, the incitement stated that Breault “scheme or conduct, generated and claimed fictitious work hours, which allowed him to obtain approximately $2,639.07 from the Town of Hudson for unused vacation time.” The indictment continued to state that “The Computer Related Offenses information alleges that Donald Breault, without authorization, altered or tampered with timekeeping data intended for use by the computer network of the Hudson Police Department.” The Theft by Unauthorized
Taking or Transfer charge is a Class A Felony, which carries a maximum penalty
of 7-15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison, a fine of $4,000, or both. The Computer Related Offenses information are Class A Misdemeanors, and each carries a maximum penalty of 12 months at the Hillsborough County House of Correction, a fine of $2,000 or double the amount of the gain from the commission of the offense, or both.
Breault was the second highest-ranking officer in the Hudson Police Department, and was placed on Administrative leave on September 8, 2009, and, while suspended with pay during the month of September, he was then suspended without pay in the month of October. During the spring of 2010, the Hudson Police Department reorganized their Captain’s positions and Breault’s employment with Hudson was terminated. Hudson Police Chief Jason
Lavoie and Breault were unavailable for comment regarding the incitement, trial, or verdict.
In a prepared statement released by Defense Attorney Eric Wilson, Wilson stated, “Don would like to thank the jury for their time and attention to his trial. After nearly 18 months, Don, his wife, Cassandra, and their two daughters will finally get a good night’s rest now that his name has been cleared.”
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Gary Hirshberg, with “first lady” Marie and Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Mayotte
by Lynne Ober The Hudson Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), with the help of a lot of friends, celebrated accomplishments by Hudson businesses and citizens at the Castleton on March 23. Marie Mayotte of Red Brick Clothing, who also
serves as a GHCC Ambassador, welcomed one and all to the chamber’s 42nd annual awards dinner. The Hudson Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors and Lieutenant Charles Dyac sang the “Star-Spangled Banner”
Guest Speaker Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Yogurt. Inspiring!
and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, and
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Small Business of the Year: Showtime Computers, Fred and Kelly Ramos; Large Business of the Year: St. Joseph Healthcare, CEO David Ross; Citizen of the Year: Pauline Boisvert; Junior Citizen of the Year: Jeremy Poulin. Absent: Junior Citizen Kirsten Lennox
and successes that have filled those years. Finally, it was time for the awards. Jerry
Mayotte, GHCC President and his wife, Marie, gave out the awards. Winning Citizen of the Year was Pauline Boisvert for her extensive and continued work with the Food Pantry at St. Vincent de Paul. Over the last year, the food pantry aided over 930 people with over 99,600 meals. Pauline spends a significant amount of time managing and coordinating the efforts of the food pantry—from ensuring all have food to also organizing holiday giving. The award for Small Business of the Year went
to Showtime Computer Wholesale Co., Inc. of Hudson. Owned and operated by Fred and Kelly Ramos, this thriving business began as a hardware and software distributor that sold to other retail outlets, but opened its own retail store on Derry Street. Fred and Kelly have made it a priority to provide excellent customer service and are active in the community. Showtime Computer actively supports a number of community activities from the GHCC Scholarship Fundraising Event to the food pantry. They can be seen throughout the community offering a helping hand. The Large Business of the Year award went to St.
Joseph Hospital, a regional, full-service healthcare system with new facilities in Hudson. St. Joseph supports a wide range of community events, from the Kiwanis PumpkinFest to the Christmas Basket Project, which helped over 80 families and 200
children during last year’s Christmas season. There were two Junior Citizen of the Year awards.
Jeremy Poulin and Kirsten Lennox shared that award. Poulin is a senior at Alvirne High School and
hopes to study in the field of computers in college. He is VP of the French National Honor Society, President of the Spanish National Honor Society, belongs to the National Honor Society, the Math Club, Model UN and Alvirne’s Book Club. Lennox also belongs to the book club and the Model UN club.
In addition, she belongs to the
Japanese Culture Club, the Multicultural Club, Class Act, Chess Club, and the Bronco Backers. She plans to study international relations in college.
Te Greater Hudson
Chamber of Commerce’s Outgoing President,
Dr. Scott Szela of Chiropractic Works, presents the “Member of the Year” award to
Mike Falzone of Area News Group
staff photo by Jeff Rodgers
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