Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - April 22, 2011
Hudson Grange Honors Achievers
submitted by Claire Gagnon The Grange is a family fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of rural America
through community service, education, legislation, and fellowship. On April 12 the members of Hudson Grange #11 observed Community
MPO Rachelle Megowen
Recognition Night to honor outstanding citizens who have made a difference in someone’s life. Following the salute to the flag led by Claire Gagnon, the Reverend David Howe delivered an inspirational invocation. Jerry Leclerc, Master, welcomed and thanked all for joining in this valuable ceremony. Pat Bailey, Gatekeeper of Hudson Grange, served as master of ceremony and gave the Grange Mission and several tidbits before introducing each presenter. The Police Award went to Master Patrol Officer
Rachelle Megowen, a School Resource Officer at Hudson Memorial School. This award was presented to her by Treasurer Rick Bailey. Master Patrol Officer Megowen’s career began in 2000 and has been very effective and represents the department very well. Officer Megowen presents Internet safety programs for the children and has helped develop a new attendance policy due to a change in the law, as well as informative sessions on the new bullying law. The Firefighter Award went to Edward Shiebler, who is a Call Firefighter with the Hudson Fire
Call Firefighter Ed Shiebler
Department now, but has been a volunteer with the department since the early 1990s. This award was presented to him by Steward Patrick Bailey. Firefighter Shiebler has helped with the Fire Prevention Division on many levels. He primarily works with putting together public education information and conducting needed documentation to keep the Fire Prevention working effectively for the citizens of Hudson. The Teacher Award went to Kathy Golembeski,
who is a first grade teacher at the Library Street School. This award was presented to her by Secretary Pat Lawlor. Mrs. Golembeski served the Hudson School District for the past 26 years. She is the kind of teacher that students never forget. Kathy’s strengths of organization, communication, teamwork, and insightful instruction serve the school community in such a way that her reputation as an exceptional educator precedes her. The Veterans Award went to Dr. Griffin Dalianis,
who was unable to be present due to illness. The qualifications that earned him this award were
Reverend David Howe, Pastor of United Pentecostal Church
First-grade teacher Kathy Golembeski
read by Overseer Bob Haefner. Mr. Dalianis served in the Air Force in Southeast Asia after graduating from Northeastern University with a doctorate in psychology. He is a strong vocal advocate for veterans and their families. He is currently chairman of the Mayor’s Veterans Council; chairman of the VA Rehabilitation Committee in Washington, DC; commander and lifetime member of Chapter 7 of the DAV in Nashua; a member of the American Legion Post 3 in Nashua; assistant chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee in Nashua; and chairman emeritus of the State’s Veterans Advisory Committee. His crown of glory is being involved in the creation of The Dalianis House, a home for homeless veterans in Nashua. The Community Citizen Award went to
Reverend David L. Howe. This award was presented to him by Lecturer Rachel Scanzani. Reverend Howe is pastor of the United Pentecostal Church in Hudson, and has been ministering to his parishioners for the past 28
commendable. Dignitaries in attendance were the Reverend
David Howe, Chaplain for the Hudson Police and Fire Departments; Police Chief Jason Lavoie and Fire Chief Shawn Murray; Deputy Fire Chiefs Neal Carter and Bob Buxton; Scott Baker, principal at Library Street School; Chris Heath, Overseer of the NH State Grange; and Alice Tuck, the NH State Grange Director of Home and Family Services, who spoke briefly on the fact that the winners will be considered for a statewide award in the fall. The door prize went to Kathy Golembeski. Socializing followed with light refreshments. Hudson Grange is proud to honor all these deserving citizens that help to make our community a better one. Join us in congratulating them the next time you see them. We invite anyone interested in joining Hudson
Grange to contact our Master, Jerry Leclerc, at 882-8602, or Overseer Bob Haefner at 889-1553.
years and is a highly respected member of the community. He is recognized as the Chaplain of the Hudson Police Department for the past 25 years and the Chaplain of the Fire Department for only slightly less time. Whenever asked to give an invocation or benediction, he is quick to accept. His dedication to the community is
Early Start Children’s Center Honors School Librarian
submitted by Sarah Lacaillade Early Start Children’s Center acknowledged Ms. Mary, the school librarian, during National Library Week, April 11–15. Each classroom made Ms. Mary a special keepsake to show their appreciation. Ms. Mary has been the librarian for 10 years. She enjoys her time with the individual classrooms each week reading a story, playing a game, and having each child choose a book to take home for the week. We appreciate the knowledge and love of books she shares weekly with the children!
Fire Damages Basement of Condo- Style Structure, Cause Unknown
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Hudson Firefighter Corey Morin rescues a feline from a working fire on Barretts Hill Road
submitted by Hudson Fire Department Deputy Chief Robert Buxton was the first to arrive to a report of a fire in a four-unit, condo-style, two-story structure located on Barretts Hill Road on Saturday afternoon, April 16, where he discovered smoke emanating from the basement. Engine 2, with Captain Dave Morin, arrived next, and entered the building to find heavy fire in the basement. Hudson Fire responded with three engines, a ladder truck, and a tanker truck.
The Hudson Fire Department reported extensive fire damage to the basement of the middle
two units of the complex, with heat and smoke damage throughout the fire unit and a small amount of water damage in the basement. There is some slight smoke and heat damage to the other middle unit, with the outside units having some smoke damage. Litchfield Fire assisted at the scene with their tanker truck. The resident was not home at the time of the fire. The cause was not immediately determined. Fire Prevention Officer Steve Dube was called in to investigate the cause. Stations were covered by Nashua, Londonderry, and Litchfield.
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