Pelham - Windham News May 27, 2011 - 13
Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs up to the clients
of Windham Animal Hospital. It has been my pleasure caring for your pets over the years. It’s always hard to say goodbye and I will truly miss everyone as I move on to new challenges. Dr Brian Dening.”
“Thumbs down to the
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Pelham brainiac equating routine home maintenance with what should happen at a school that’s been neglected for decades. The first scenario addresses problems and invests dollars in phases, prioritizing needs and addressing them as they develop. That approach was presented to the voters and rejected with ‘no’ votes year after year. Bravo, ‘no’ voters. You saved a few bucks over the years. Or did you? You ‘won’ ... in the short- term. But in the long term, we’ve all lost. The problems haven’t gone away. They’ve multiplied, as has the cost to address them. What remains is a disaster that repairs and improvements cannot address. Our property values have tanked. And our taxes have increased despite your vote no strategy. Oh, what’s that now? Now you’re cheering ‘repair and improve!?’ Too little too late. That window has closed. Repairing and improving the current high school is as feasible as repairing and improving the former Salem 66 building for a bare-bones Walgreens. Brilliant!”
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TD May 20th : ‘It is reported that we need 2 new fire trucks for the proposed new station.’ Wrong! During the round table discussion on the consequences of the round-about, the Fire Chief mentioned that in the normal cycle of replacing apparatus, there will be 2 needed in the not too distant future. They will not fit into the old bays, because they are now being build LARGER (not ‘brinks trucks’).”
“Thumbs down to the post last week
(May 20). Scheduling games on Mother’s day and Father’s day isn’t great, most people would agree. And yes, team photos could have been done a different day. And should have been. Some families enjoy visiting their grandmother(s) as well as doing something
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“Thumbs down to the lady on the bicycle
on Sunday morning going down Lowell Road! First of all, you are supposed to be riding with the traffic on the right side of the road! I was coming out of a side road and waiting for the traffic coming from the left to be clear. I never would have expected to see you coming at me on the wrong side of the road. You are lucky I didn’t kill you. I hope that after you had a near- death experience that common sense kicked in and you realized that you were in the wrong. Next time you may not be so lucky!”
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“Thumbs up to the Pelham Outlaws Lacrosse program. We have never been part of such a class organization. You are teaching both my son and daughter what it means to a winner on the field and off the field. The values you are helping instill in them both will serve them for many years to come. All this and you win too. I am not surprised, but I am not used to having the best of both worlds. You are the measuring stick for all youth sports programs in Pelham.”
“Thumbs down to a $12,000 irrigation system and a field that is worse off than it was before! Bad decisions by bad decision-making people. You should be ashamed to charge as much as you do and in return you give us this? Doug, Lou, and Ed, you should be ashamed!”
“Thumbs up to Erin Williams and April
Reidy for their singing of the Star Spangled Banner at the opening day ceremony for Pelham Little League recently.
It’s not easy to get up
in front of hundreds of people and sing a duet, but you made it look effortless. You were both amazing. Way to go girls!“
“Thumbs down to PMS for not notifying
parents of the recent drug incident... while you may have wanted to ‘protect’ the guilty...
parents have a right to know what is going on. Not all children run home and tell their parents everything. As parents we need to be given every opportunity to teach our children the consequences of their actions. Whether good or bad!!!”
“Thumbs down to all the drivers that follow too close to the vehicle in front. For some reason, this concept is NOT getting to many drivers. They have no idea they cannot stop
Bass I thought you represented me, not the oil companies. Your vote disappointed me, my vote in the next election will disappoint you.”
“Thumbs down. In reference to the
Car Wash Saturday ~ I do get it ~ it is a very dangerous intersection. Although, the frustration and anger about the complaints come from parents who are really proud of their children ~ who are 11-years-old and under working toward helping out a great cause! I
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in time. These drivers or passengers will be spending time in the hospital, body shop, or worse, and their insurance rate will be raised because someone never taught them safe braking distance or they never got stopping distance figured out. If you have kids ready to get their license, or young drivers in your family, or a family member, relative or someone you know....th
at follows too close at any speed ... tell them or show them this right now before it is too late!!”
“Thumbs down to watching the televised
school board meeting and watching them all chase their tails around in circles. One is worse than the other! It was like watching a very bad game of chess with our kids as their pawns. Add one addition to each school building and be done with it.”
“Thumbs down. Hey Ryan, by the looks
of things you better take it easy on the sub profits. And also lay off the Harris turkey dinners. The camera lens is only so wide.”
“Thumbs down - It’s
the American way to allow any corporation to make a profit. But when a company is making a high obscene profit subsidized with my tax dollars - that’s unfair and un- American. Congressman
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Laurence C. Blouin, 86, of Salem, died May 19, 2011, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA. Born and educated in Lawrence, MA,
Larry graduated from Lawrence High School. He retired from the composing
department of the Eagle Tribune where he worked for 45 years. Larry also operated Larry’s Taxi, the first taxi company in Salem where he lived for 64 years. He loved working and taking care of his yard. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Eberhardt)
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Water System Upgrade
The 27 Old Lawrence Road Community Water System in Pelham, NH is soliciting bids for the water system upgrade at the apartment complex. The project is being funded through the New Hampshire State Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF). The work entails the construction of a new pump house building, relocation of the existing Kinetico treatment system, installation of a pump station and force main for the backwash water to the existing subsurface disposal system, installation of new electrical conduit and wires, installation of a 5,000 gallon atmospheric storage tank and removal of the existing pump house building. Additive alternates include the installation of a new subsurface disposal system and re-activation of an abandoned well. Sealed bids for the project must be submitted to the law offices of Buchanan, Maynard & Parodi, PLLC, Attn: Alexander S. Buchanan at 40 East Pearl Street, Nashua, NH 03060 by 2:00 pm on June 6, 2011. Bidders on this work must demonstrate compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s MBE/WBE policy in order to be deemed a responsible bidder. The successful bidder for this work is subject to job reporting requirements, whistleblower protections, records access, and other requirements. The successful bidder for this work is subject to U.S. Department of Labor’s Davis Bacon wage rate provisions. The Contract Documents may be examined and/or purchased at Jones & Beach Engineers, Inc., 85 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH (603) 772-4746 for a fee of $75.00. For questions contact Christopher Albert at Jones & Beach Eng.
He is survived by one son, Thomas Blouin and his wife Aury of Hudson; two daughters, Laurie and her husband Keith Kennelly of Windham, and Lisa and her husband John Andrikowich of Deerfield; one brother, Robert Blouin of South Lawrence, MA; four grandchildren, Brian Blouin, Jeremy and Patrick Kennelly and Dorothy Salter; long-time friend, Phyllis Hutton of Methuen, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were private for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Larry’s memory
may be made to: Methuen Senior Center, 77 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements were by the Douglas & Johnson
Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com
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also understand you’re not knocking the cause or the kids ~ the point here is how it’s coming out. The complaints are turning a very positive act into a negative town debate. If having car washes at the fire station is an issue, or the noise level ~ it should be brought up with the Town of Pelham. It’s not the first car wash and I’ll bet it won’t be the last!”
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