Salem Community Patriot 6 - April 29, 2011
Local CPA Joins Rotary
International’s Paul Harris Society submitted by Peter Rayno
Man Who Attempted to Take Officer’s Gun Arrested in Unrelated Drug Sales Sting
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Jacob Madden, 19, of Salem, was arrested
just two weeks ago after a family member called police in fear for her safety. Now, the same man, who had apparently been under police surveillance, is jailed again on drug charges. Detectives Lieutenant Jim Chase of Salem
Police Department has said the two arrests of Madden are not related. The first arrest occurred on April 9; police responded to Madden’s Lancaster Farm Road home after his sister called police for help because he was extremely violent and smashing everything in
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Recently announced at a meeting of the Greater Salem Rotary Club, Edward C. David, President of Salem-based CPA firm David & Company, has joined the prestigious Paul Harris Society. The Paul Harris Society is a special Rotary District recognition program for Rotarians who wish to support the Rotary Foundation and its humanitarian goals around the world. In joining the Paul Harris Society, David has generously pledged an annual donation of $1,000 per year for a period of 10 years. The Greater Salem Rotary Club is a community service organization dedicated to giving back to the Salem community by following the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self.” Meetings are held each Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Lou Smith Dining Room at Rockingham Park. Those wishing to obtain more information on the Greater Salem Rotary Club are welcome to contact Club President Maria Bertolone at TD Bank in Salem or Club Vice President Peter Rayno at Enterprise Bank in Salem.
the home. It was during that incident that Madden fought viciously with officers, attempting to take one officer’s gun and ripping the jacket of another, while they subdued him in the basement. He was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of alcohol, and taking of a firearm from a law enforcement officer. “That incident, where we were called to his home by his sister, had nothing to do with the ongoing drug investigation that was being conducted. It was coincidence that he became unruly in the home
and a family member called us,” Lt. Chase said last week. However, prior to his April 9 arrest, police had received numerous tips that Madden was selling drugs out of his parents’ Lancaster Farm Road home. Detectives responded to these complaints by conducting surveillance of Madden and confirmed what the tips had reported. “He had a lot of traffic coming in and out of that house,” Lt. Jim Chase said. “He was on the radar and he was very busy,” he added. Salem detectives, officer of the patrol division, and a K-9 unit went in and conducted a warranted search of Madden’s home on April 21 after a lengthy investigation into Madden’s activities with drugs. As a result of that warrant and search, Madden was taken into custody without incident, according to Salem Police Sergeant Joel Dolan and Detectives Lieutenant Jim Chase. Jacob Madden was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled drug, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, and felony possession of a controlled drug. Also seized from the home were a quantity of narcotic pills, baggies, scales, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia. Madden was originally held on $50,000 cash bail, but at his
arraignment at Salem District Court on Friday, April 22, his bail was lowered to $35,000 cash. He is currently held at the Rockingham County House of Corrections in Brentwood awaiting a probable cause hearing.
Salem High School Faculty Play Benefits Scholarships
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Improve was the theme of the night at the Salem High School Faculty & Staff
Scholarship Show last week. High school teachers and staff played various games, including Are You Smarter Than a 9th Grader, Minute to Win It, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. The show also contained a Fake Zumba dance by the group. The game show setting included commercial spoofs made with various
teachers. The executive producer of the event was Deb Wilmarth, along with associate producer George Strout and writers Sarah Trek and Chris Bujoud. The event was well attended and proceeds will benefit student scholarships.
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Salem Seniors recently had their voices heard loud and clear during the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) “Listening Session” held at the Salem Senior Center last week. Dozens of seniors gathered to challenge the decisions being made by State Legislators that have cut their services to $0.00. “The New Hampshire State Plan on Aging constitutes the
State’s application for federal funds appropriated under the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Administration on Aging. New Hampshire’s upcoming Plan will be effective for the period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2015.” BEAS is working with many organizations across the State to meet the growing and changing needs of New Hampshire’s aging population. “Together we share a common goal of increasing the capacity of community-based services and options to support the citizens of New Hampshire as they age in the community,” said
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Tracey Tarr, BEAS, and Salem Senior Director Patti Drelick speak about the needs and concerns of Salem Seniors during the DHHS “Listening Session”
DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. The U.S. Administration on Aging sets out strategic goals and
objectives for the states. BEAS administrators will give a brief presentation to launch a discussion related to these goals and objectives for the New Hampshire State Plan on Aging. Members of the New Hampshire State Committee on Aging have held multiple meetings across the state to hear seniors’ thoughts, ideas, and reactions.
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During the discussion, Salem Seniors learned that NH State Legislators had voted to remove all State funds from the much- needed ServiceLink Resource Centers program. Senior after senior stated their use, their need, and their belief that ServiceLink was a much-needed program for their survival. Salem Senior Center Director Patti Drelick also commented on the benefits and value of ServiceLink. “211 will not fill the gap and is nothing like ServiceLink. Towns are put in difficult situations. We are down to bare bones; we cannot shave another penny. Not one penny is in the State budget for Senior Centers. They are asking us to find ways to pick this up. As Senior Centers have grown and evolved, ServiceLink is an extended staff. The impact on Senior Centers will be huge. If we have to stop and help those with individual needs, we are going to need more training and be educated to the level of ServiceLink or Medicaid. ServiceLink was created so that a real person could talk with a person in need. The value of ServiceLink cannot be replaced by 211,” she said. ServiceLink Resource Centers hosts a statewide network of community- based resources for seniors, adults living with disabilities, and their families. The ServiceLink Resource Centers are available to anyone who needs assistance, advice, or help finding services or support with an issue relating to a senior member or disabled adult living in our community. ServiceLink partners promote the independence and well- being of the people they serve at 13 primary locations and many satellites throughout NH. In addition to the seniors’ concerns about the elimination of ServiceLink, seniors voiced their concerns with the elimination of Meals on Wheels as a result of the budget cuts. When asking the attending seniors about
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“what is working well,” seniors had little good to say. Seniors commented on the length of time it takes to receive promised services, as well as the difficulty to navigate whom to call for what. Overlapping services, phone calls going unreturned, and waiting over a year to receive home assistance were common concerns.
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Seniors also brought to the attention of DHHS their concerns for public transportation and their need for help. “These services are priceless and we need them. People are struggling in their homes,” commented the seniors.
While the DHHS attendees were present to “listen,” they also recommended that the seniors contact their State Legislators and State Senators to have their voices heard.
Salem Seniors Voice Concerns Regarding Shrinking State Services
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