Pelham - Windham News | October 21, 2011 - 5 More Letters to our Editor
when it became evident that the defeat of Germany by the Allies would not lead to Poland’s freedom and independence, but rather would lead to incorporation into a bloc of Eastern European “Peoples’ Democracies” known in the West as “Captive Nations” ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Balkan Peninsula, all of whose communist governments were imposed by the Soviet Union and ruled harshly. As such, the Polish American Congress sought to protect Poland as best it
could by lobbying the President and Congress of the United States to stand firmly against the Soviet Union in defense of the human rights of Polish people under communist totalitarian rule. Today, the Polish American Congress, our nation’s oldest political voice for Americans of Polish descent and their friends in matters concerning Poland and Polish American voters, has state Divisions in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC Metro, and Wisconsin. As such, the Polish American Congress: 1. Informs and works with federal and state legislators on issues affecting Polish Americans and Poland
2. Stimulates unified action in defending the good name of Polish Americans and Poland
3. Promotes civic, social, cultural and educational activities that further the accurate knowledge of Polish history and culture
4. Fosters Polish American accomplishment in all aspects of American life 5. Encourages the full engagement of our American rights and responsibilities of citizenship, especially in the matter of registering and voting regularly in local, state,
6. and federal elections 7. Supports the election and appointment of Polish Americans and friends of Poland to high level positions in the federal and state government of the United States
8. Assists the people of Poland in maintaining their national independence as an integral democracy in the European Union free from interference from other nations
9. Strives to keep Polish Americans here together in ancestral spirit and
resolve in the 21st century as Polish parishes, schools, and affiliated groups disappear from the New Hampshire scene We hope to include you for making this happen in New Hampshire. If
you should have any further questions about PAC-NH, please send them to a.j.ba
or call (603) 718-1351.
Andrew M. Zuba – Windham
Senate Bill 474, ‘Right to Work’ Bill Must be Vetoed
Workers’ rights have existed since medieval times with the rise of
Freemasons and the Guild system. During the Industrial Revolution and following thereafter, the National Labor Relations Act came into existence recognizing workers’ rights of Freedom of Association for a good common purpose. Public employees’ right to organize began in the early 1970s. Public employees cannot, by law, strike. Te present law provides employees the right to organize by free election and the assessment of agency fees (costs for negotiations) for non-union employees covered by the agreement. It is only fair, since no one is required to belong to a Union organization as a condition of employment. Speaker O’Brien of the NH House has played enough politics by postponing the veto vote. Te Windham state reps have consistently voted in favor of party politics rather than the rights of the people. I hope that the people of Windham will support their police, fire and other public employees by asking the Windham state reps to sustain the Governor’s veto. It is clear that Rep. Bates and his Windham disciples would rather follow
the Republican Speaker than answer the needs of the people of Windham. Tere is always hope. Please contact your state reps and express your opinion. If the representatives say no, you know you will say no to them. Lest we forget the real estate tax increase because of the failure to receive educational funding.
Anthony R. DiFruscia – Windham
WEDC announces Results of 2010 Economic Development Opinion Survey
submitted by Laura Scott, Community Development Director, Windham Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC) Survey Results & Conclusion Report submitted to Windham Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Conservation Commission and Historic Commission August 17, 2011
WEDC Chairman, Bob Young, says
Survey responses indicate a preference for more business growth in Windham with the following factors most important to respondents when considering business development: Impact on Property Values, Where Located in the Community, Traffic Impact and Visual Aesthetic. The Survey also sought respondent’s preferences on
business growth location, allowance of a mix of business and residential uses within the same property, expansion of water and sewer services into specific areas of the town and what town respondents would like Windham to look most and least like. Young believes the responses to the
Survey reaffirmed the community vision guiding the Economic Development Section of the 2005 Windham Master Plan. The WEDC will use this Report, the 2005 Master Plan, and resident and business input as points of reference in providing responsible and informed input on economic development to Town Boards, Committees and Commissions. The complete Results & Conclusion Report may be viewed on the Town Website at www.WindhamNewHampshire.
Night Work on I-93 Between Exit 2 and State Line in Salem
submitted by NH Department of Transportation The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces lane closures on Interstate 93 between Exit 2 and Massachusetts state line in Salem are scheduled to take place the night of Friday, October 21. The lane closures for northbound traffic will be between 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday (October 22). The lane closures for southbound traffic will be between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. This work is weather dependant.
Motorists using I-93 northbound and southbound in the area of Exit 1 in Salem during these nighttime hours can expect minor traffic delays. Uniformed officers and traffic control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. This work is part of the $30.5 million I-93 mainline widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 1. The general contractor is Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts.
Superstitions Many different superstitions abound, some of which are tailor made for Halloween haunting.
* If a candle goes out on its
own on Halloween, it is thought a ghost has come to call. * A burning candle inside of
a Jack-o-lantern on Halloween keeps evil spirts at bay. * You invite bad luck into your home if you allow a fire to burn out on Halloween. * A person born on Halloween can both see and talk to spirits. * Seeing a spider on Halloween could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you. * If you hear footsteps behind
you on Halloween, don’t look back because it could be the dead following.
* Carry a lump of bread in your
pocket when walking in the dark to serve as an offering to ghosts. * Don’t look at your shadow in moonlight on Halloween night. Otherwise, you will die within a short period of time. * When a person lived a good life, flowers will grow on his grave. If he was evil, weeds will grow. * Never slam a door; otherwise,
you could hurt a ghost and risk haunting. * Holding your breath while
driving by a cemetery keeps evil spirits from entering your body. * If a bat flies around a house three times, it is a death omen. * Ringing a bell on Halloween will scare evil spirts away.
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com. Contact Laura Scott, Community Development Director, by e-mail at LScott @WindhamNewHampshire.com
or phone at 432-3806 if you have any questions. On behalf of the WEDC, Mr. Young
would like to thank the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board for authorizing this Survey and the respondents who took the time to share their preferences for Windham’s development. The WEDC is a Town Committee formed
by the Board of Selectmen in April of 2010. Its mission is to enhance the vitality of the local economy by supporting existing business and attracting new businesses to Windham, encouraging economic development consistent with the Windham Master Plan, and promoting the spirit of the Town Motto: Old Values, New Horizons.
Support the Right to Hunt
The scientific telephone survey of American adults 18 and older
was conducted in early September and commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Three- fourths of survey respondents (74 percent) said they approved of hunting. The new study went a step further than previous research,
however, revealing extraordinary support for the “right to hunt.” No matter what their opinion about hunting, Americans stand firmly behind a person’s right to hunt, with 94 percent agreeing it is “okay for other people to hunt if they do so legally and in accordance with hunting laws and regulations.” Only four percent of respondents wanted to strip citizens of the right to hunt. The survey also revealed the public was equally supportive of target shooting, with 93 percent agreeing that target shooting is acceptable. The billions of dollars generated through hunting license sales and excise taxes on firearms and ammunition, as well as fishing tackle, provide the foundation for wildlife conservation efforts in America. Excise taxes on firearms and ammunition sales alone have resulted in more than $6.8 billion benefiting conservation through the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act.
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