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Hudson - Litchfield News August 19, 2011 - 17

Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?

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“Thumbs down...for the total disrespect in

this town. We lost another 31+ soldiers this past weekend ... fighting for our freedoms. Allowing us the privilege of owning our own business and express our opinions! I am appalled at how many businesses did not even take the time to lower their business flags to half-mast to show their respect to these soldiers. Do you seriously take your freedoms for granted? You shouldn’t! You lower them when one of our government muckie-mucks passes away but not for these guys who allow us to live the life we love? Take a minute, say a prayer for those families and lower your flag!”

“Thumbs down to Selectman Maddox.

We all know that you were laid off, but the Selectmen’s meetings are not the format for you to air your opinion on obscure items that you spend your day researching. If you have something important to discuss, put it on the agenda and give your peers time to prepare. Remember, the man that speaks the most is not always the smartest.”

“Thumbs up to Selectmen Jasper. While

I may not always agree with your decisions, you are not afraid to admit when you have made a mistake. It is refreshing to see a Selectman who is brave enough to stand up for what he believes in, even if it is not a popular opinion.”

“Thumbs up to Hudson as a whole. Being a military family is not an easy task sometimes. Moving around can be very hard, and especially this time for us. We had the pleasure of spending the last 5 years in Hudson. We are going to sorely miss this wonderful town. It has served as a wonderful place to raise our children. We have never felt more welcomed anywhere in our lives. Thank you Hudson, so much for being so delightful. We wish the best for all of you!”

“Thumbs down to the people on Rena

Avenue who let their dogs bark all day, every day. Staring early in the morning and very late at night. This has always been a quiet neighborhood and we are tired of hearing your barking dogs! Some of us have to work early in the morning and some of us work second and third shift. Please be a responsible dog owner and bring your dogs in when they bark incessantly like that. Several neighbors have dogs and you never hear them barking. It is always the same two houses and it is extremely discourteous to your neighbors.”

“Thumbs up to Dave K, you and your crew did a great job on our garage and mudroom addition! You came when you said you would, your work ethic is awesome, and you made sure we were happy! We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you!”

“Thumbs up to the tennis instructors at the Hudson Recreation Program. My

children attended 2 sessions and had a great time. They could not wait to get there each morning. They can’t wait to come back next summer. Thanks Lisa and Catherine for a fun month of tennis!”

“Thumbs up to my husband Scott on our first wedding anniversary this Saturday. You are my best friend, the best husband, and soon-to-be best dad ever. I love you so much and can’t wait for all that life has in store for us this year and ever after.”

“Thumbs down to the REC for all their

obvious ‘thumbs down’ to the mother of three, who never threatened to sue the REC. The mother always talked to the REC staff nicely and always went to them first to voice her concerns. I know this parent well and she is an excellent, well-educated, individual who is well respected for her abilities working with children and provides pro Bono services for low-income families who have children with special needs. She is highly knowledgeable of rules, regulations, and health codes. If she reported it, it happened. I for one know my kid won’t go back to the REC next summer.”

“Thumbs down to the person complaining about having ‘poop patrol’ at Bensons Park. Just so you know not all of that is dog poop most of it is coming from the geese that are roaming around there, especially around the pond area. I went there a few weeks ago and I literally had to watch almost every step I made on the path that goes around the pond. I am sure there is some dog poop here and there no doubt cause YES some people don’t care, and YES some people are plain lazy but I am pretty sure they got a ‘poop patrol’ mainly for the geese. Am I saying get rid of the geese because they are pooping everywhere no, ‘cause it seems Bensons is their home and they seem to like it there.”


“Thumbs down to the REC for posting false information in regards to a parent’s conduct. I stood behind this parent every morning she always spoke factually and never threatened a lawsuit. The problem is the REC enrolled a family and the parent is an educator and evaluator with expertise in children’s environments. She didn’t just drop off and pick up her children she listened, looked, and reported. The REC should not expect parents to pull their children out due to poor conditions, they should fix the environment and receive educational training so their program meets state criteria and health codes.”

withdrawn. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your honesty! Good to know there are still good people out there.”

“Thumbs down, a huge ‘thumbs down’ to the state of N.H. for allowing hybrid vehicles to have special parking that is closer to the front door than a handicap persons. I was shopping at a store in Nashua, and I am handicapped. I was appalled to see a Lexus hybrid in one of the two spots set aside for these rich and ‘special’ people. If I was not handicapped and owned a hybrid vehicle I most certainly would not park in that spot. That woman should be ashamed of herself, she looked perfectly healthy to me.”

“Thumbs down! to parents who let their teenagers drink and have loud parties until

and how you are supposed to live by their rules. Mean people turn others against you when you have done nothing wrong. They make noise on purpose to bother you (stomp- stomp) or shine lights in your window to bother you. Mean people harass and bother you. They take pictures of you and make things up to hurt you. They lie to you and about you. Jesus, please give me strength to endure them and continue to be better than they are for being honest, down to earth, and kind to others. Also pray for them that they find their hearts because they are not using them at all.”

“Thumbs up to Captain Tousignant and the Hudson police department for allowing me to use their table at Hudson Old Home days


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“Thumbs down to children that do not care for the older parents when they become sick and can not be trusted alone or in public.”

“Thumbs up to the person that turned in

my small purse left in the carriage at the Hannaford’s in Hudson. Everything was in it including the cash sticking out that I had just

4:00AM!! Shame on you, for letting your children have a loud party on a Friday night and having no consideration for families with children and have to work the next morning!! My children were woken up by your loud party on Wyeth Drive and my husband saw your teenagers drinking in the middle of the night in your driveway. I feel bad for residents of Wyeth Drive to have to deal with this behavior.”

“Thumbs down to the Litchfield fire chief … first the police officers then Hudson fire, now the selectmen and some of our own people??!! Come on … time for you to go … you’ve embarrassed us enough.”

“Thumbs up to Suzie’s diner’s wait staff.

They are the best. No matter how rushed they are you always get a cheerful greeting and great service.”


“Thumbs down to ‘not getting it’ Chairman of BOS Hudson. You have perks and benefits as a Representative in Concord NH assuring his re-election in March 2012. Giving raises to the people to ‘see it his way.’ He is certain of the apathy of Hudson voters!! Let’s make him reflect and help see it our way.”

“Thumbs up: Owners of nuisance barking

dogs. When animal control shows up. You better have documents of licensing by April 30th CRSA 466:1 vaccination CRSA 436:100 by a licensed veterinarian. Neighbors should report to police at non-emergency phone: 886-6011 location of the culprit. Your name will be kept private. Help animal control with their efforts!!”

“Thumbs down to mean people. Mean people are people that flip the bird to you while you are on your own property, call the police on you for no reason, gossip about you, have separate rules for how they can live

Hudson Police Log

Monday, August 8: 9:42 a.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Dean Girouard, 44, Hudson, Simple Assault. 6:13 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, River Road and Lowell Road. 9:42 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Lowell Road. 10:02 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Highland Street and Haverhill Road. Tuesday, August 9: 9:02 a.m. Theft/forgery/ fraud, Belknap Road. 3:09 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Street. 5:17 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road and County Road. Wednesday, August 10: 8:1 a.m. Trespass, Evergreen Drive. 3:22 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street, arrested Edward McGovern, 37, Hillsboro, Bench Warrant, Arrest on a Warrant, Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Drivers License Prohibitions. 11:06 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Bradford Circle and Clement Road. Thursday, August 11: 1:39 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, Bush Hill Road, arrested Elizabeth Harmon, 21, Londonderry, Reckless Operation. 8:34 a.m. Serve warrant, Panther Drive, arrested Norman O’Donnell, 48, Nashua, Theft,

All Other, Theft by Deception. 1:05 p.m. Theft/ forger/fraud, Derry Street. 3:41 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive. 7:25 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Corey Lake, 22, Litchfield, False Report on Accident. 7:51 p.m. Assist Hudson Fire Department, Melendy Road. 8:24 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street and Hamblett Avenue, arrested Trinnice Jones, 39, Nashua, Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Unregistered Vehicle. 9:15 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road and Pelham Road. 9:48 p.m. Assault, Derry Street. Friday, August 12: 12:04 a.m. Vandalism, Derry Street and Robinson Road. 1:14 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Central Street and Sullivan Road, arrested Andrea L. Wyka, 25, Hudson, Driving While Intoxicated. 2:16 a.m. Motor vehicle accident, County Road and Belknap Road. 10:47 a.m. Assist Hudson Fire Department, George Street and Ferry Street. 4:27 p.m. Serve warrant, Grace Drive… 4:33 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive, arrested Angelica Wujek, 18, Hudson, Criminal Trespass. 4:34 p.m. Serve warrant, Constitution Drive,

Shaun Michaud, 18, Hudson, Criminal Trespass. 6:01 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street. 6:42 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Griffin Road. 6:48 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Derry Street. 8:02 p.m. Serve warrant, Grace Drive. 10:01 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Wagner Way. 10:30 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Central Street and Greeley Street. Saturday, August 13: 12:42 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Veterans Bridge, arrested Beth C. Langlois, 34, Nashua, Driving While Intoxicated, Yellow Line. 1:39 a.m. Disturbance, Wyeth Drive. 8:54 a.m. Vandalism, Highland Street. 10:57 a.m. Vandalism, Lowell Road. 11:43 a.m. Vandalism, Highland Street. 2:10 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street and Marsh Road. 3:17 a.m. Vandalism, Wyeth Drive. 3:45 p.m. Assault, Lowell Road, arrested Nelson Slaughter, 47, Philadelphia, PA, Robbery; Devora Reene Walls, 49, Philadelphia, PA, Criminal Liability for Conduct of Another, Falsifying Physical Evidence, Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. 9:00 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Derry Street. 9:32 p.m. Motor vehicle complain, Derry Street.

9:49 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Elm Avenue and Derry Street. 10:29 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Wason Road. 11:28 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Boyd Road. Sunday, August 14: 1:48 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Ferry Street and George Street, arrested Meaghan Maynard, 24, Nashua, Driving While Intoxicated, Yellow Line, Traffic Control Devices, Transporting Alcoholic Beverages (Open Container). 2:16 a.m. Motor vehicle stop, Deerfield Avenue. 7:30 a.m. Theft/ forgery/fraud, Riverside Avenue. 9:41 a.m. Motor vehicle complaint, West into Nashua. 10:15 a.m. Harassment, Greeley Street. 1:38 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street. 1:39 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Forest Road. 3:53 p.m. Serve warrant, Fox Hollow Drive, arrested juvenile, 17, Warrant Arrest, Not in Possession. 4:06 p.m. Motor vehicle complaint, Derry Street and Old Derry Road. 4:08 p.m. Theft/forgery/fraud, Griffin Road. 4:45 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, Lowell Road. 9:44 p.m. Motor vehicle stop, Hurley Street and Central Street. 10:14 p.m. Assault, Edgar Court.

to give out the reflective vests (in memory of Matthew Axelrod). Happy to volunteer especially if it will save a life.”

“Thumbs down. You know who I am

and where I live, I will show you my documentation of inappropriate actions and health violations. If you come over you can play with sandy cigarette butts and animal feces, and sit unattended by a road for 90 minutes. Then get a twenty-minute time out for doing so. Then use the bathroom, the door won’t shut and we will watch then wrap you up in toilet paper and taunt you. Lunch is a spoiled salami and cheese sandwich from a dirty tote outside in 90-degree weather. Then to top it off, jam your leg in between two chairs listen to you scream and cry no one will help, even though we were told, then someone will steal your snack yum! After all of these fun activities, you can go to the office and be interrogated to see if you were the one who wrote a ‘thumbs down’ in the HLN.”

“Thumbs up. A new year for those happy

teachers coming back to school ready to tag your child as good or back but not ready to give the teaching they deserve. Remember parents, this is not summer school or daycare now, here they blame you for your child not getting it, we need to get our dollar’s worth for the job in Hudson.”

Tank you for your submissions. All comments, thumbs up or down, are anonymous and not written by the Hudson~Litchfield News staff. Tumbs comments can be sent via telephone, 880-1516 or emailed to us at When submitting a Tumbs comment, please specify that you would like it printed in the Hudson~Litchfield News. No names are necessary. Please keep negative comments to the issue. Comments should be kept to 100 words or less.

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