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Many 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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Educators at Hills Garrison Elementary School Start the School Year Right

submitted by Sam’s Club

As Hudson educators continue to dedicate their time and money in our youth’s future, Sam’s Club® is helping 10 teachers at Hills Garrison Elementary School to purchase much- needed classroom supplies this back-to-school season through its Teacher Rewards program. Collectively, teachers across the country spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on schools supplies, snacks and instructional materials during the 2009 to 2010 school year, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies. Through its Teacher Rewards program, Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide are investing $4.5 million in America’s teachers, providing 45,000 educators gift cards to help teachers offset the cost of classroom expenses. “Sam’s Club appreciates the impact teachers continue to make in our community,” said Steve Flaherty Club Manager. “We know our educators contribute not only their time, but also their money to ensure our students have a successful school year. The Teacher Rewards program is our way of saying thank you.” Through the Teacher Rewards program, local Walmart stores, Distribution Centers and Sam’s Club@ locations across the U.S. are eligible to select one local kindergarten through eighth grade public school and provide $100 reward cards to 10 teachers from

the selected school. Winning teachers are able to use the funds to purchase essential items for their classrooms such as paper, folders, binders, clipboards, pens, pencils, crayons and markers. In its third year, the Teacher Rewards program is an extension of

Sam’s Club@ ongoing support of education and local community involvement. In 2010, Walmart and its Foundation gave more than $89 million to fund educational, health and children’s programs to help students in communities across the country better prepare for their future.

Octoberfest at Countrybrook Farms This Saturday and Sunday Countrybrook

Farms, 175 Lowell Road in Hudson, celebrates their third annual Octoberfest Event on October 22 and 23. Clearance sales on all nursery stock; trees, shrubs, perennials, statuary, and pottery. A repeat event that is growing in popularity is the silent plant auction where you can find some outrageous deals on larger trees. Bring the whole family; the bouncy house is free! For your appetite, Jim Paquette with

the Divine Swine Smoking Crew will be grilling some delicious BBQ menu items including his award winning slow smoked ribs.

On Saturday, Jeff Moor with Jonathan Green will be holding a Q&A for lawns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let him customize a lawn care program for you and see why Jonathan Green has superior seed blends to all the rest. The Zach Tompkins Memorial Fund

will be at the Kid’s Zone area. Bring your kids down for a bouncy house, face and pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, make your own tie-dye t-shirts and be sure to enter the pumpkin carving contest. On Sunday, singer/songwriter Steve Blunt (AKA Mr. Steve) will be performing a free family concert at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. Sing along with his silly songs such as “Pumpkins, Beware!” and “Hang on, Henry!”

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NH Senate President Peter Bragdon Guest Speaker at HRC September Meeting

submitted by Hudson Republican Committee The Hudson Republican Committee (HRC) meeting on September 28 featured Sen. Peter Bragdon, NH Senate President. He discussed up-coming legislation, veto override status and senate district alignment.

Sen. Sharon Carson, Rep. Andy Renzullo, Senate President Peter Bragdon, Chairman Bryan Donovan at the September 28 meeting

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

Academy of Notre Dame High School Open House EDUCATING TOMORROW’S

LEADERS TODAY! 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.

AHS Performing Arts Center Donation

Representing the AHS Marching Band is Frank Cunniff on the far left and Alex Martell on the far right

Wendy Clark of the Alvirne High School Class Reunion 1984-1987 Committee presents a check for $725 to Alvirne High School Friends of Music President Bob Guessferd in support of a future Performing Arts Center.

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