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Accuses Two Selectmen of Harassment
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz A Salem Police Department sergeant has brought to light accusations that selectmen Patrick Hargreaves and Stephen Campbell have been harassing him and should the behavior continue he will consider legal action. The unnamed police sergeant is a Salem resident and has retained Attorney Heather Newell to represent him in this matter. A letter from Newell to town manager Keith Hickey outlines what types of behavior the sergeant has experienced from both Selectmen Campbell and Hargreaves. Newell states in her letter to Hickey that the selectmen both
drive within close proximity to the sergeant’s home in an attempt to observe him and “take a keen interest in monitoring her client and his whereabouts.” She also states that rather than following the police department’s general order in filing complaints against the officer that the two selectmen email town manager Keith Hickey instead. The sergeant never had the intention of going public and does not wish to be identified by name. According to Newell’s letter it is his intention to put the selectmen on notice to stop this behavior. As a result of Newell’s letter both selectmen have been issued cease-and-desist requests and trespass notices in two separate letters.
“My client wants to be free to conduct his career in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Salem Police Department and also to enjoy his personal space and residence free from harassment,” Newell said. Newell also advised both the selectmen to file complaints with the police department as is routine with citizen complaints, rather than to email the town manager. Town manager Keith Hickey had no comment, citing that the
issue involves town employees, a personnel issue. Newell’s letter serves as notice to both selectmen to stay away from the sergeant’s property and she stated in her letter “This includes trespass by any of your cohorts, associates, employees, or other designee who are acting at your direction.” Newell also stated in the letter that audio and video recording devices will be installed on the property for monitoring and safety purposes. Newell states in her letter the threat of legal action should the
behavior continue. Legal action could be based on the grounds of harassment, stalking, and criminal/civil defamation.
Salem Christian School Celebrates Grandparents
by Robyn Hatch Salem Christian School held their Grandparents Day on
Wednesday, September 21, to a full and excited crowd. This year’s Grandparent’s Day was put together by the school facility and donations by parents. First came a continental breakfast, then a beautiful chapel service with much singing by students, teachers grandparents and parents. After the service, Grandparents were treated to a trip to the classrooms for brief visits with teachers and friends. This was a fun day for all! This will be especially remembered for the adults who were present ... as well as the children who have a chance to feel really important.
Chris Caiazzo of Act II Salon in Salem gives Club member Ian Murphy a complimentary massage.
Salem Community Patriot Unnamed Patriot Police Sergeant at the Boys & Girls Club’s
submitted by Rachel Hill, Boys & Girls Club of Salem On Saturday, September 18, the Boys & Girls Club of Salem held their Annual Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids. The Day for Kids is a national event created by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the specific purpose of honoring and celebrating our children. According to Rose Halloran, Art Director at the Club, “It’s an enjoyable event where parents get to spend time with their children, and experience what the Boys & Girls Club of Salem is all about.” With over 400 parents and children in attendance, families were greeted at the door by staff and parent volunteers, who provided information about the Club, the different events, and activities offered on this special day, and tours of the Club. The event was open to all children and parents of Salem, whether members of the Club or not. All had the opportunity to participate in carnival games for prizes, jump around in the bounce house, and have their face painted. Refreshments for
Annual Day For Kids
the event included beverages, popcorn, pretzels, and cotton candy, all provided by the Club at no cost to parents. Parents relaxed by receiving a free five minute massage from Chris Caiazzo, representative of Act II Salon in Salem. An exciting new addition to the event
this year was John Salemi, professional race car driver for the K & N Pro Series. Along with Salemi came his car, number 63, which boasted on the hood and sides of the car, the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire logo. This logo symbolizes the NH Alliance that represents all Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire. “I grew up at the Club in my town so I know how important Boys & Girls Clubs are to children and families. My kids love coming to the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, and it’s an honor to represent them,” said Salemi. Parents and children of Salem received autographed photos, pictures and had the chance to sit in the race car itself. The staff of the club prepared for the
event with the intention of providing a day of fun, food, and festivities for all the families in the community. “We want this to be a fun day for the kids, one that they will remember and look forward to
Club member Victor Lasorsa gets to experience what it is like to sit in a race car
Kay Panciocco Honored for 20 Years of Service with Food for the Hungry Food Pantry
submitted by Pat Blodgett To borrow a phrase from Barry Manilow, “the joint was jumping,” as 65 people gathered in Call Hall on Saturday the 24th to celebrate 20 years of service that Catherine Panciocco has given to the Food for the Hungry food pantry, a mission of the Pleasant Street Methodist Church which feeds 65 Salem families. Tables were laden with volunteer-donated sandwiches and snacks, Manny Silva’s famous homebaked beans and tuna casserole, luscious desserts, beverages, and a large photo cake of the church. Kay was presented with a decorated basket filled with gift cards from attendees, and a journal in
which everyone had written their personal good wishes. Dan Yetta belted out a few bars on the saxophone of “When The Saints Go Marching In” as Kay was playfully decorated with white wings and a halo. The following is an excerpt from a heartfelt testimony to Kay’s life of service,
Nathan, first grade, and Nana Andrew Marin and Lori Belanger
written by Carol Yetta: “We are better people because she is in our lives. When you are with Kay, you know you are with someone special - it’s not just her smile, gentleness, and caring. You know that you are with someone who has deep principles and lives by them. Her core is centered around her faith in God and what she believes she is being called to do.” Spirited applause echoed this declaration. Volunteers Rita, Ellen, and Lynn then treated the group to special adaptation of the song “A (Kay) - You’re Adorable” with the audience chiming in at the end. Kay has served as Volunteer Coordinator, “beating the bushes” for willing hands to do the work that is required to keep the food pantry running smoothly. Now at 87, Kay has decided to “cut back” on the hours she volunteers, but says “because I miss the pantry workers and the clients so much, I plan to show up once in a while to stay in touch.” Pantry clients have looked forward to Kay’s morning prayer, and the volunteers are grateful for Kay’s special touch – she brings them coffee and something sweet just about the time their energy is lagging. Kay says, “Our clients struggle every day to make ends meet. The food we give is by far the least of our gifts to our Salem neighbors. We are there to listen to their pain, offer a shoulder to cry on, and hopefully, to comfort them.” Kay never misses an opportunity to thank the public for their donations, and to say “Please consider running a food drive for us. And God Bless!”
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Volume 5 Number 12 September 30, 2011 16 Pages Race Car Driver Makes Appearance
Club member Kayla Cianciulli gets a picture with driver John Salemi
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A special thanks goes out to all club members, parents, and staff who volunteered their time and supplies to help make this event successful.
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