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Hudson - Litchfield News | September 30, 2011 - 3

The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor


Te Hudson Senior Council on aging has openings for two new volunteer members on the Council. If you have a knowledge and passion for the senior community, have some experience with fund raising, would like to assist seniors in some of their future plans, have your own transportation and live in the town of Hudson, we need you! Please call Lucille at (603) 889- 1803 for more information.

Pat Nichols, Hudson Senior Council on Aging - Hudson Jobs Crisis has Deep Roots Responding to the September 23 “Tumbs Down” about nobody is going

to hire employees while Obama is president. Does anybody with real critical thinking abilities consider the possibility that major and mid-size employers are intentionally not hiring more employees, to create the “jobs issues” just to force a change in the presidency? Does anybody look seriously at how all of these issues appear on the radar, when election time is coming? Do you think these issues, that we see election after election, are created by both parties to continue the election rotation merry go-round? For the powerful people in politics, government, and big business they can create any issues they want and pull the strings to make them happen. Isn’t it time for a new way to govern our country?

Jerry Guteknst - Hudson Lower Tax Rates,

237 Pints of Blood Donated at HPD Sponsored Drive

Te Hudson Police Department sponsored its 46th Semi-Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 20. Te goal was set at 300 pints and the Red Cross collected 237 usable pints. Te staff of volunteers spent the day helping out and working as a team. Te volunteers were made up of members of the Hudson Police and other town departments and members of the Hudson-Litchfield Rotary Club. Te donors enjoyed a variety of food, donated by area stores and

restaurants. On behalf of the Hudson Police Department and the American Red Cross, we would like to thank the following businesses for donating their time and/or services: Food/Beverage: Bill Cahill’s Super Subs, Adamo’s Pizza, Sam’s Club,

T-Bones Great American Eatery, Uno’s Chicago Grill (Amherst Street, Nashua), Chick-fil-a, Rocco’s Pizza, Hudson House of Pizza, Kendall Pond Pizza (of Hudson), Nan King Restaurant, Valentino’s Restaurant. Raffles/Door Prizes: Dairy Queen of Hudson, Flowers on the Hill, GS

Audiowurks, Chick-fil-a, Tire Warehouse, Monroe Muffler. Additional Community Support: Alvirne High School, Barlo Signs, Continental Academie of Hair Design, First Baptist Church, Granite State Glass, Haffner’s Car Care, Hudson Animal Hospital, Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Hudson-Litchfield News, Hudson Memorial School, Hudson Fire Department, Hudson True Value, Jolt Electric, Nashua Telegraph, Teledyne, Tip Top Tree Service, and Walmart. Most of all, thank you to the 234 people who came out to give the gift of

life! Te next blood drive is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2012 at the

Hudson Community Center from 12 to 7 p.m. Jamie Iskra, Hudson Police Department - Hudson

‘It’s Power Outage Season’ Again

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Kudos to the Litchfield Board of Education for thoughtfully prioritizing, presenting and defending in a very positive way their recommendations for spending some of the dollars returned to Litchfield from the State, ... while designating the remaining healthy amount to lower our tax rate. I think many Boards of Education would not have been as accountable to their constituents. I was pleased to see that the citizens of Litchfield not only voted for

services which directly and indirectly but still importantly impact the education of our children and youth, but also voted to keep the Adult Learning night classes in the budget. Research shows that learning new things helps keep the brain healthy. Te night classes for our adult and senior populations did not become a sacrificial lamb and get eliminated. Tai Chi, woodworking, a new language anyone?

the winter; don’t do that, keep them handy for power outages with a lot of extra AA batteries you can stock up on at the Dollar Store.

Te solar lights, without the pole-stakes, are an

excellent emergency lighting option and much safer than candles or oil lamps. Most solar lights, without the pole- stakes, will fit into the top of many bottles, or in coffee cans, or in coffee mugs, etc., depending on the type of solar lights you have; as I have been doing for the past two years now. Replace the solar batteries with regular AA batteries that will last a long time over night. You can carry them easily and safely from room to room and put them in the windows to alert somebody that you are at home. I also use the same solar lights idea on a regular daily basis, all year long, as night lights or low-level lighting when just watching TV, or out on the porch, that I don’t have to use electricity for. Of course, then I can use the solar batteries in them to charge them up every day. It’s also makes for a peaceful and serene setting. If you think this is a good idea, you may want to buy extra solar lights quick before the stores put them away until next spring.

Jerry Gutekunst - Hudson

It is such a positive to see that even in this economy the citizens of Litchfield turned out to overwhelmingly support the Litchfield School District and voted to approve all Article proposals. As one voter so eloquently said, we have incredible schools and programs. Our sports teams are amazing. We are lucky to live in a truly caring, small town.

Gail Barringer - Litchfield Continued to page 5

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