Hudson - Litchfield News 6 - April 22, 2011
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Dr. Maurice Michaud Dr. Maurice Michaud, 78, of Warner,
died April 16, 2011, at Concord Hospital in Concord.
Born and educated in Nashua, he was the son of the late Cora (Fluet) and Edgar Michaud. He graduated from Nashua High School, the University of New Hampshire and from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Michaud served in the Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin during the Korean War. Dr. Michaud was a dentist in private
practice in Salem for many years. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the NH Dental Association and the Salem Dental Association. Dr. Michaud was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge in Nashua. He enjoyed going to the gym. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Yolande “Belle” (Belhumeur)
Michaud of Warner; sons, David Michaud and his wife Jodi of Warner, and James Michaud and his wife Jacquie of Dunbarton; adopted daughters, Maria and her husband Raymond Maynard of Litchfield, and Patricia and her husband Mike Bell of Dunstable, MA; brother, Robert Michaud and his wife Dawn of North Caroline; and granddaughter, Noelle Michaud of Warner. A Memorial Funeral Service was held April 21 at Douglas &
Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. Urn burial will be on Friday, April 22, in the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com
Earl W. Morrill
Earl W. Morrill, 86, a resident of Hudson since 1997, died April 15, 2011, at his home. He was born December 15, 1924, in Newburyport, MA, son of the late Frank and Lillian (Petersen) Morrill. He was the husband of the late Anne (Morton) Morrill. He was predeceased by a son, Barry Morrill; and two brothers, Charles and Willard. Earl was a 1942 graduate of Newburyport High School. Besides Newburyport and Hudson, Earl previously resided in Plymouth, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford, MA, and Warren, RI.
Prior to his retirement, Earl worked in non-profit accounting as a controller for the Massachusetts Audubon Society in Lincoln, MA, the Madonna Hall for Girls in Marlborough, MA, and the Stevens Children’s Home in Swansea, MA. He was also an active member of the Pilgrim Congregational
Church, UCC in Nashua. Survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Bradford and Christine Morrill of Londonderry; two grandchildren, Samantha Morrill and Benjamin Morrill, both of Londonderry; a sister, June Agranat of Newton, MA; as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in the Pilgrim Congregation Church, UCC, 4 Watson Street in Nashua. All may meet at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made in
Earl’s loving memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, Attention Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements. To send the family an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com
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Roger W. Milligan
Roger W. Milligan, 83, of Bedford, MA, died on March 30, 2011, following a sudden illness. Mr. Milligan was born December 12, 1927, in Waltham, MA, a beloved son of the late Culbert and Augusta (Buchanan) Milligan. He had been a resident of Bedford for over 45 years, moving there from Lexington, MA. He was the husband of Eloise C. (Martel) Milligan, whom he married on June 9, 1951. They shared over 59 years of marriage. They met at the Salvation Army. In the early years of their marriage they lived in Seattle, where they both worked for Boeing. After their return to Massachusetts, Mr. Milligan was an aeronautical engineer at the former Sanders Associates in Nashua. Following his career at Sanders, he worked at Kaman AviDyne in Burlington, MA. He and his wife, Eloise, have co-owned the Arlington Rest Home for many years, Mr. Milligan serving as president and Mrs. Milligan as administrator. He is remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and
grandfather. Among his interests, he enjoyed tennis and golf, and playing the trumpet. He also loved animals and had several pets over the years. While living in Bedford, he played trumpet in the Concord Band, as well as in many pit bands for the Arlington Players. He was a charter member of Wedgewood Swim and Tennis Club in Bedford. Mr. Milligan was a World War II veteran serving with the Army. He was a graduate of Waltham (MA) High School, class of 1945.
Following his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and finished his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1950 after his time in the service. Mr. Milligan also received his master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. While at MIT he played basketball and in the college’s symphony.
In addition to his beloved and devoted wife, survivors include his
children and their spouses, Janice and Wayne Hilson of Litchfield, Kimberley and John Baker of Gaithersburg, MD, and Brian and Alison Milligan of Grafton, MA; five grandchildren, Kyle and Alyssa Hilson, Grace Baker, and James and Aidan Milligan; a brother and sister-in-law, Sinclair and Barbara Milligan of Melrose, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service in his honor will be held at the Litchfield Community Church, 259 Charles Bancroft Highway, Route 3A, Litchfield, on April 30, at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to a local humane society. The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com
In Memoriam Tony Girginas
God knows how much we miss you and all the tears we’ve cried, Our broken hearts were with you the day you left our side.
We love and miss our Tony, forever and always … xoxoxoxo … ‘til we meet again … our Angel.
Thank you, Hudson, Hudson Police, Hudson Fire, and so many of you who were there for us.
NH to Receive $1.47 Million to Turn Around its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools
submitted by U.S. Department of Education U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced that New Hampshire will
receive $1.47 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the School Improvement Grant program. “When a school continues to perform in the bottom five percent of the state and isn’t
showing signs of progress or has graduation rates below 60 percent over a number of years, something dramatic needs to be done,” said Duncan. “Turning around our worst- performing schools is difficult for everyone, but it is critical that we show the courage to do the right thing by kids.” The $1.47 million made available to New Hampshire is being distributed by formula to the state and will then be competed out by the state to school districts. New Hampshire’s application, which includes its list of persistently lowest-achieving schools, as defined by the state, can be found here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/summary2010/index.html
. School districts will apply to the state for the funds this spring. When a school district applies, it must indicate that it will implement one of four school intervention models in each of its persistently lowest-achieving schools for which it receives SIG funds, based on school needs: • Turnaround Model: Replace the principal, screen existing school staff, and rehire no more than half the teachers; adopt a new governance structure; and improve the school through curriculum reform, professional development, extending learning time, and other strategies.
• Restart Model: Convert a school or close it and re-open it as a charter school or under an education management organization.
• School Closure: Close the school and send the students to higher-achieving schools in the district.
• Transformation Model: Replace the principal and improve the school through comprehensive curriculum reform, professional development, extending learning time, and other strategies.
Hudson Extends Town-Wide
by Doug Robinson
Paving Contract Hudson, at the recommendation of Road
Agent Kevin Burns, has extended the FY11 Town-Wide Paving contract from June 30 to August 15. To the taxpayer, this means that Hudson will not realize an increase in the cost of paving during this contract extension period, as the town will be paving at last year’s prices.
“Not only was Brox the lowest bidder
last year, but they were low bidder by a significant amount. They were $51,747 lower than the next bidder for a $340,000 project,” stated Burns.
In addition, “Brox Industries has a proven
track record providing quality work for the town. They have done our paving work for all but one of the years I have been Road Agent,” stated Burns. “They stand behind their work. They are also good neighbors helping us out in times of need like floods and ice storms. They also employ local people in their operations.”
Tird- and fourth-grade classes learn about Seder, the Jewish feast of Passover
Mrs. Jones’ third-grade class and Mrs. Isreal’s fourth-grade class were introduced to a Jewish feast known as Seder. Seder is a Jewish feast, which is the most important event in the Passover celebration. The students learned all about what takes place during the feast, and even got to try the food and drink that is present at this celebration. The students got to wear kippahs—also known as yarmulkes. The students enjoyed learning about this wonderful Jewish feast!
DEA to Hold Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
submitted by U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for New England, as well as community, public health, and law enforcement partners are reminding the public of the second nationwide Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous—no questions asked. To find the nearest location, go to www.dea.gov
. Last September, the New England Field Division collected 25,810 pounds of prescription medications during the DEA “Take-Back” initiative. In New England, there were 401 return sites and 340 participating agencies. Nationwide, over 242,000 pounds of unwanted or unneeded prescriptions were recovered. “Last September in New England, we recovered over 12 tons of unneeded and unwanted prescription medications. Removing these medications from our homes makes our families safer,” said Special Agent in Charge Derr. “Many teens’ first drug use experience is a no-longer-needed prescription that was left unused in a medicine cabinet. Take advantage of this program and rid your home of these potential poisons.”
Some staggering facts concerning prescription drug abuse:
• In 2009, there were 7 million Americans aged 12 years and older who abused prescription drugs for non-medical purposes within the past month—more than the number of people who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined.
• In 2008, on average, 5,965 persons per day abused prescription pain relievers for the first time. The total number of individuals that took any controlled substance pharmaceutical (pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives) for the first time exceeded the number of individuals that abused marijuana for the first time.
• Every day, on average, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get “high” for the first time.
• One in seven teens admits to abusing prescription drugs to get “high” in the past year. Sixty percent of teens who abused prescription pain relievers did so before the age of 15.
• Fifty-six percent of teens believe that prescription drugs are easier to get than illicit drugs.
• Two in five teens believe that prescription drugs are “much safer” than illegal drugs. Further, three out of 10 teens believe that prescription pain relievers are not addictive.
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• Sixty-three percent of teens believe that prescription drugs are easy to get from friends’ and/or family’s medicine cabinets. Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; the American Association of Poison Control Centers; the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America; D.A.R.E. America; the Federation of State Medical Boards; the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the National Association of Attorneys General; the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the National District Attorneys Association; the National Sheriffs Association; and the Partnership@ drugfree.org
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St. Francis of Assisi School Learns about Seder
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