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12 - December 16, 2011 | Hudson - Litchfield News


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“Thumbs up to the Hudson Police Department for doing their job and issuing winter parking ban citations for overnight parking on Town streets. If you have a problem with this, please contact your Board of Selectmen to voice your opinion, as the police department is only enforcing the town code.”


“Thumbs up to all the Alvirne High School students who drive, and who I cross, and to all the Hills Garrison students who I cross. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You do a great job. The Crossing Guard at Hills Garrison and Alvirne.”


“Thumbs up to my mother, Linda, for going


back to school in addition to working a full time job, taking care of her three kids and her husband. I am so proud of you! You are such a great mom and role model. Je T’aime Beaucoup!”


“Thumbs up to my wonderful sons, who realize that sometimes you need to wait for new basketball shoes until payday. Thanks for your patience. I love you, Mom”


“Thumbs up to the Nativity scene in the center of Hudson. Merry Christmas!”


“Thumbs up for Thanksgiving and Black Friday


never being a religious holiday and thumbs down to the foolish grump whom thinks they are. While we’re at it, thumbs up to this section for being a better part of a rather uneventful newspaper. Sorry ANG!”


“Thumbs up to the Hudson PD police officers and dispatchers. Your prompt response to the recent homicide resulted in the quick arrest of a suspect. This was reassuring to the neighbors in the area, and demonstrates your continued commitment to the Town of Hudson. Great job and thanks for all you do!”


“Thumbs up to the Hudson schools getting new administrators! Now all we need is a new school, selectmen, zoning, and recreation boards and new town administrators and a few more teachers who actually understand how to be proficient teachers and our future will look bright...the time for change has come. Oh and the old trash pick up service, before Pinard!”


“Thumbs up and good luck to Tommy and the gang. March 13th is coming quick. Soon you won’t have to worry about getting up in the middle of the night or having your meals interrupted. Doesn’t that sound like real piece of mind?”


“Thumbs up to the Art


Teacher at Hills Garrison School -- Ms. Van Fleet -- for making me see Art in a different way. It’s not just the picture that matters. It’s the shape, the color, and the detail that makes the picture itself. She’s inspired many children to be an Art Teacher when they grow up. I have had her for the last five years and I have loved her from the first day. Thank you and I’ll miss you next year.”


“Thumbs down to the people on Highland Street that leave their brown Lab outside all day


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“Thumbs up to the Campbell High School Chorus and Band Concert last week, you sounded wonderful. Keep up the hard work! Thank you Mrs. D and Mr. M for all of your hard work and passion!”


“Thumbs up to the Coaches, Athletic Director, Community PTO


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Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down? “We want to be your Mechanic”


every day, what’s wrong with you? Your dog is left tied outside no matter what the weather... snow, rain, extreme heat and cold, this breaks my heart every time I see the poor dog sitting alone in extreme weather. I am an experienced dog owner and would happily adopt your dog and give it a much better life. Write the paper if you would be willing to give your dog to a better home.”


“Thumbs up to the Alvirne


‘Holiday’ Show. The School has an amazing music department. Next year, I encourage the MC to say ‘Merry Christmas.’ Let’s have Hudson be free of this nonsense called political correctness. We all know what Happy Holiday we’re celebrating – please say it! To all in Hudson and Litchfield - Merry Christmas!”


“Thumbs up and thank


you to whoever placed our American flag in our mailbox when the top of our flagpole broke off after being hit from a car accident.”


“Thumbs down to the young


woman in Litchfield who chooses to house her two dogs in a cold garage in crates 22 hours a day. If you loved them like you claim, you would find homes for them. Stop being selfish and do the right thing! This is down right cruel!”


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Administrators, and parents for a great annual Campbell High School Football Banquet. The kids had an awesome time and the video was great! Well done Campbell, well done!”


“Thumbs down to Jason Guerrette of the LSB. Modern Turkish Cuisine with French Flair!


How many tantrums and childish rants do we have watch before individual gets voted out? He likes to talk of ‘tough times,’ but then brags about his 1 cup coffee maker. He tells half-truths about the education system in town.


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come-lately’ hates Litchfield so much he can take his coffee maker and leave.”


“Thumbs down to the parents of Alvirne students that hold up the entire line of traffic so that their child can be dropped off as close to the door as possible. Will a few extra car lengths kill them? You do realize that when they get their licenses they will have to walk all the way through the parking lot. All spoiling and pampering your kids does is leave them ill prepared for the real world where things aren’t always fair and rewards come with responsibility!”


“Thumbs up to Father Joe at St. Kathryns! I never thought anyone could replace Father Gary, but God was definitely looking out for us when he gave us you!”


“Thumbs down to the despicable little man on Parker Circle.”


“Thumbs up to everyone


who attended the AHS Band for Hire on Bear Path Lane it was a huge success we are grateful for the support you all showed for the band, Thank you!!!!”


“Thumbs up to the AHS


Holiday Concerts the band and choral members were amazing.”


“Thumbs up to all the


volunteers that helped make the AHS Concerts a success, the hard work shows in every aspect of the show. Special


thanks to the Scholarship Committee members you are simply the best.”


“Thumps up to the Hudson-Litchfield Bears! Hey Cheerleaders! You guys did great! You came in first out of your division and second out of all 127 teams in all of the divisions. I am so proud of Kirsten! Even though we had a few bumps in the road we over came them and came out National Champs! Great job girl fries! 2-2-1 whatever it takes! -Kirsten :-)”


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submitted by Hudson Police Department On Friday, December 11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Hudson Police patrol officers responded to Sam’s Club for the report of a shoplifting suspect who store personnel detained on scene. Upon arrival to the scene, officers located several Sam’s Club employees detaining a male subject in the middle of the parking lot. A subsequent investigation proved the subject removed over $1,000 worth of property from


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Suspect Detained by Store Personnel


the store and used force against at least three employees while attempting to flee the scene. There were no injuries reported at the scene. The subject, identified David Sequeira, 36, of Nashua, was placed into custody at the scene and charged with one count of Robbery, a Class B Felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison. Bail was set at $10,000 cash.


Lady Broncos Unlucky on the Road


by Sue LaRoche The 2011-2012 Lady Broncos opened the


season against neighboring nemesis Nashua North and lost a 54-38 decision on Friday, December 7. The Lady Broncos will play their first four games on the road along with the North Holiday tournament over the Christmas week. It was a tentative start for both teams in the season opener as the first points of the contest weren’t scored until four minutes into the game. North took a 10-5 lead at the end of the first quarter but the Broncos narrowed the gap to 21- 19 at the half. Alvirne never had a lead in the game but managed a 19-19 tie just before the halftime.


Coming out of the half, the Broncos “Let up


defensively in the third quarter and dug ourselves a hole,” explained Coach Steve Tracy. Alvirne was outscored 15-6 in the third quarter and 18- 13 in the final stanza. Coach Tracy explained that at the beginning of the season, his youthful squad would need to have the 3 “D’s” in order to be successful, Desire, Discipline and Details. “Of the 3 “D’s” desire was pretty good most of the night,” but he felt that the lack of attention to details and discipline, “reflected our youth and inexperience as a working unit.” “Overall we were impressed with how the girls


stuck together as a team, even when down, and never quit until the final buzzer,” Tracy continued, “If we can maintain that attitude, it will go a long way in the improvement process.” Six of the


Lady Broncos were in the scoring column with Veronica Moceri and Emily Barry leading the way with eight points each, followed by Sandi Purcell, Venessa Jacques and Tori LaRoche with six points each while Brittney Lambert chipped in with four points. The Junior Varsity Squad won their first contest


of the year with a 36-28 victory over Nashua North. Emily Barry had eight points, Cassidy Udice had seven points and Venessa Jacques tallied six points. Having to travel to multi-year state champion


Winnacunnet on Tuesday, December 13, was a difficult task at best and Winnacunnet showed why they will compete for the title again this year as they were raining down twos and threes to defeat the Broncos 81-44. Alvirne’s zone defense was no match for the sharp shooting Warriors as they outscored the Broncos 26-12 in the first quarter, took a 51-20 lead at the half and went on to the easy victory. Veronica Moceri and Sandi Purcell led the Lady Broncos with 14 points each followed by Brittney Lambert with nine points. The junior varsity squad lost 36-26. Leanne Winans and Courtney Heroux had five points while Cassidy Udice led the squad with 10 points. Alvirne will again be on the road for the next few contests as they travel to Merrimack on Friday, December 16 in a varsity boys/girls doubleheader.


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