Hudson - Litchfield News | October 14, 2011 - 3
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
Inter Library Loans Vital to NH Libraries Te Inter Library Loan Program (ILL) is one of the most widely used
services in our libraries across the State of New Hampshire, with more than 800,000 items transferred among our state libraries a year. Last year (FY 2010-2011) the Rodgers Memorial Library patrons requested and received over 2,400 books, videos, DVDs or CDs from other libraries. Tis service allows all borrowers to access collections from around the state for pleasure, for research materials, for reference and to access special collections not available at each individual library. Te service is made possible by the use of special vans which transport the ILL materials at roughly 44 cents per “loan.” Te vans are funded by federal dollars which have been allocated specifically for that purpose. Recently the New Hampshire State Legislature passed an amendment to the state budget requiring the state library to review the federal program guidelines and amend its five year plan to divert the funding that supports the ILL van service. Reallocation of the federal funds would virtually cripple the Inter Library
Loan services in New Hampshire since the cost of mailing requested items would be prohibitive in postage, packaging and staff costs. Materials which might be located could easily take five or six weeks to reach their destination instead of four to five days - not very helpful if you have a deadline for completing your research. As patrons of the Rodgers Memorial Library and users of the resources of many New Hampshire libraries via ILLs, we ask your support in maintaining the use of these already allocated federal funds to continue to provide the Inter Library Loan service. We ask that you sign a petition at the Rodgers Memorial Library, and/or
provide us with a short statement related to why you think the ILL service is of extreme value; to write a letter in support of the continued service; and/or to contact your state legislators to ask their help to maintain this previously allocated funding. Please stop by the Library or contact the Director or one of the Trustees to get more information.
Connie Owen, Chairperson, Hudson Library Board of Trustees – Hudson
Knights of Columbus Needs Participants for Soccer Challenge
Te Hudson Knights of Columbus would like to invite you to our local
Soccer Challenge, co-sponsored by the HUSC and Hudson Recreation Department. Te event will be held on Saturday, October 22, at the Hills Garrison School in Hudson. Te Soccer Challenge is one in which the soccer goal is divided into a series of five scoring zones, with a point value given to each section. After the participant is given 10 penalty kicks, his or her total number of points will be awarded depending upon the scoring zones that were hit. Te Hills Garrison School (190 Derry Road) is located behind the
Rodgers Memorial Library on Route 102. Te competition is open to boys and girls ages 10-14 and will broken up
as follows: • Girls (ages 10-11): 1 p.m. • Girls (ages 12-14): 1:45 p.m. • Boys (ages 10-11): 2:30 p.m. • Boys (ages 12-14): 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each of the groups above. Pre-
registration is note required. For more information, please contact Dave Wilder (email@example.com
, (603) 566-5873.
Dave Wilder - Hudson Hudson’s Zombie Politics Since I moved across the river almost eight years ago to be in a small
town, just like Jimmy Stewart was in It’s a Wonderful Life, I’ve read many Letters to the Editor of the Hudson~Litchfield News and Tumbs Down about what’s wrong with Hudson town government. I’ve written direct to many of the letters’ writers but have had only two one-time responses to my urging them to do something to start the process of real change in Hudson town government. Now, it’s kind of spooky that in early October, I finally figured it out and now I understand why some folks tell me “I just don’t get it.” All of those Hudson residents’ letters I replied directly to and some good responses to some Tumbs Down treats about what’s wrong with Hudson town government maybe came from Zombies who will be content to moan and groan and rattle their chains. If there are some Political Zombies out there, who might never come out of the cemetery of dead
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Jerry Gutekunst - Hudson Ron Paul is the Right Choice
Republicans tend to oppose ObamaCare, and ought to oppose the candidacy of that guy from Taxachusetts who championed RomneyCare, a law under which people are being hauled into court, prosecuted and fined for not having enough health insurance. If you think the United States of America ought to be
a free country, with liberty and justice for all, vote for Ron Paul, who said, “Returning control over health care to the individual is the key to true health care reform.” (Congressional Record, March 12, 2009 page E653.) Ron Paul opposed the bailouts. He wants to audit the
Federal Reserve, remove obstacles to economic recovery, and pursue policies that will make our country stronger, freer, safer and more prosperous.
Tom Alciere - Hudson Guerrette’s Head Not in the Sand In last week’s Hudson~Litchfield News there was a response to my earlier
article speaking to how the State puts a positive spin on the NECAP. After all, they have to. If the State didn’t, parents would be up in arms about where we are in terms of actually providing rigorous education for our children. In last week’s response to my Letter to the Editor, the writer made an attempt to “shoot the messenger” and distract the readers. Te writer would prefer to take shots at me than to focus on what the real problem is by confusing readers with an argument that on it’s face may seem plausible. Well, it sounds plausible because she accurately described how the State grades the test. What she also did was completely ignore the most relevant point. Tat isn’t hard to do when one’s “Head is in the Sand.” Te most important take away and the point that parents need to be
extremely concerned with is the following that cannot be disputed. At Campbell High School: • 23 percent are not proficient in Reading. • 59 percent are not proficient in Math. • 61 percent are not proficient in Writing • 66 percent are not proficient in Science. While the district argues we are doing fine, which of your kids falls into the not proficient category? Are you okay with that? Are you okay with the prospect that at the rate we are addressing the issue your kids will be long gone from our schools? Please do not be distracted by the those that defend continued mediocrity while trying to publicly destroy those that are seeking to raise the expectations now, not in years and years to come. Considering the amount of tax dollars this little community spends on education and the demographics, we should be better than just State average. Please join me in asking for higher expectations and more accountability.
Jason Guerrette - Litchfield
Smoke Alarms for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. When
working properly, they can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. For most of us, hearing the “beep – beep – beep” of our home smoke alarm is a clear signal to get out and stay out. However, what if you couldn’t hear the sound of the smoke alarm? People who are deaf (those with profound hearing loss) or hard of hearing (those with mild to severe hearing loss) can’t rely on sound to alert them to smoke or fire. Because the majority of fatal fires occur when people are sleeping – and because smoke can put people into a deeper sleep – it is
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