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Gov. Lynch Announces Any Legislation


any legislation allowing casinos or racinos in New Hampshire.


In a detailed letter to legislative leadership, the


Governor outlined a number of reasons for his decision to veto any casino legislation, including the lack of a regulatory structure, the potential impact to the state’s quality of life and economy, and the proliferation of gambling across the state. “As the next legislative session nears, it appears there once again will be multiple proposals to expand gambling in New Hampshire. As you know, I have long been concerned about the potential impacts of expanded gambling on New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life,” Gov. Lynch wrote in a letter to the Senate president and House speaker. “Over the years, I have listened carefully to all sides in the gambling debate, and even convened a bipartisan group of distinguished citizens to examine the issues around expanded gambling. After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have determined that the risks to New Hampshire from expanded gambling are simply too high, and for that reason I will veto any legislation allowing casinos or racinos in our state,” Gov. Lynch wrote.


Resource Officer Funding Still Undecided


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by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Despite a proposal by Superintendent of


Schools Michael Delahanty, funding for three School Resource Officers (SRO) still remains to be determined.


Presented to selectmen Monday night by Town Manager Keith Hickey, the proposal suggested the district pick up the bill to fund three new officers to the patrol division, leaving the two School Resource Officers and the Community Liaison in current positions. “They’re requesting the town fund the three existing officers,” said Hickey. Under the proposal, the district would spend $231,285 for the three new officers. Delahanty suggested the town pay the $388 per officer in disability.


Selectman Stephen Campbell was against the proposal saying the moneys would not be sufficient. “This doesn’t mean then picking up one-hundred percent of the cost,” said Campbell referring to the cost of the three officers that would serve the district. “They should pay for the service they’re getting.” Hickey responded saying some communities share costs between the schools and town with others bearing the entire cost on the school side. Citing times when school wouldn’t be in session, Selectman Michael Lyons felt the compromise would work. Lyons said the officers would work in the department in summer months. “It is the same pocket,” he added referencing money would ultimately be raised by taxes. Selectman Patrick Hargreaves wanted to see the


school fund the entire cost. “I want them to pay the full pop,” he said, “You just got to get all your numbers where they belong.” Questioning the feasibility of a black and white funding option, Selectwoman Susan Covey felt the officers would be doing other tasks throughout the year not related to schools, saying cost sharing may be effective. She mentioned the Community Liaison works not only with schools but with the Senior Center and elderly housing. Chairwoman Elizabeth Roth recalled during a joint meeting with School Board members, discussions were about funding two officers. She said she was surprised by the proposal, being not what she expected. Hickey will bring the boards feedback to Delahanty and work on an updated proposal.


Salem Community Patriot Patriot


Allowing Casinos or Racinos in NH


Gov. John Lynch has announced that he will veto Jim Rodgers, co-owner of Tuscan Kitchen, tends to the spit roasted sirlion


Dennis Binet, Army 2nd Div.- South Korea, and Tom Connell, US Army reserve, now of P&G concrete enjoy lunch


by Len Lathrop The third Enterprise Bank’s Celebration of Excellence honors went to 10 entities for their success in making the community a better place to live. Among the 10 were two well-known names from Salem. Michael Delahanty, Superintendent of Schools was honored as the Educator of the Year, an award that recognizes and honors an individual in the field of education who has made a significant impact over the course of his or her tenure and created a long-lasting and valuable legacy. The George L. Duncan Award of Excellence is a very special part of the


Celebration of Excellence. This award recognizes an individual, business or non-profit for outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship, business excellence, and community service – a recipient that excels in creating a positive difference every day. MSI Mechanical Systems, Inc., founded in 1995 in Salem is a second generation, family owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical trades, specializing in the installation and service of HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) equipment. MSI and their 25 employees are committed to quality service, as well as service to their community. In addition to generous financial donations to local food banks,


Tuscan Kitchen Serves Veterans


by Len Lathrop For the second year, the Tuscan


Kitchen saluted Salem’s veterans with a free lunch on Veterans Day. A free lunch is not the way to describe the event and the menu of the day. Over 850 veterans and guests were fed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The undertaking took 50 staff to cook and serve. The meal started with Salumi E


Formaggi and Assaggi and Wood Fire Roasted Bread, then Tagliatelle Alla Bolgnese and then thin noodles with a beef and veal sauce. The main course was Spit Roasted Sirloin with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans.


At noon the dining room was full and everyone was enjoying themselves. What a great salute to the veterans!


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Paul Nichols, Susan Lewis, Beatrice Giamo, and Paul Palardy stop in to dine. and Superintendent at Celebration of Excellence Enterprise Bank Honors Salem Businesses


Te Educator of the Year Salem NH Superintendent Michael Delahanty


Brian Hooper of MSA Mechanical System is surrounded by Dr. Desh Deshpande and George Duncan as he receives the George Duncan Award of Excellence.


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libraries, and youth programs, MSI’s contributions include the donation of new HVAC systems and installation service for new Habitat for Humanity homes. MSI uses a fleet of 17 service vehicles to make dozens of pick- up and drop-off trips to deliver toys for Toys for Tots and to support the Make-a-Wish foundation’s “Driving for Dreams” program. MSI started a “Building Dreams for Marines” program to assist Marines who have been injured while honorably servicing our country with life-enhancing modifications to their homes. The company is also committed to student mentoring and co-op programs to help promote high academic standards, career development, and workforce preparation for students. MSI may be a small company, but its commitment to community service has made a large impact. At the third celebration over 1,500 people watched as they were exemplified for what they do. Business of the Year Jackson Lumber & Millwork, Lawrence, MA; and Whittemore Company Inc., Lawrence Entrepreneur of the Year Richard F. Hadley, Jr., EnviroTek USA Inc., Tewksbury, MA; Frank H. Cann, Jr., F.H. Cann & Associates, North Andover, MA; and Coffee Cann Café, Lawrence. Nonprofit of the Year


Challenge Unlimited Ironstone Farm, Andover; D’Youville Life & Wellness Community, Lowell, MA. Community Service Award Lowell Sun charities, Lowell; and Bridget Shaheen, Executive Director, Lazarus House Ministries, Lawrence.


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He will Veto


Happy Thanksgiving!


Staff photos by Len Lathrop


Photos by Kevin Harkins Photography


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