Hudson - Litchfield News | January 6, 2012 - 15
Granite State American Kenpo Collects Over 100 Toys Pledged for Salvation Army Toy Drive
Granite State American Kenpo Karate students collected 349 toys for our annual toy drive.
submitted by Granite State American Kenpo Karate Granite State American Kenpo Karate, located at 273 Derry Rd. in the Lobster Boat Plaza in Litchfield held its annual holiday toy drive and donated over 349 toy items to the Local charities in Litchfield. Granite State American Kenpo Karate supports philanthropic activity especially during the current economic decline and is
excited to have selected the local charities in Litchfield as its annual holiday season’s charity. There were over 2,600 requests for toys this holiday and with the help of volunteer support with donations this organization helped to make the holidays all the merrier for families. Kevin Noviello, owner and head instructor at Granite State American Kenpo Karate, selected the local Litchfield charity toy drive because of their excellent work with children. “The children of today are our leaders of tomorrow and I want to help my students build leadership skills through Martial Arts training and philanthropic work within the Litchfield community, particularly with charities that cater to children,” explains Noviello. “We’ve collected hundreds of items during our seasonal charity events including
non-perishable food drives and raising money doing Kick- a-thons for breast cancer research. The local Litchfield Charity is an excellent charity and our goal was to collect 249 toys which we exceeded by collecting and donating 349 toys in December.”
Wood Heating Safety Tips
submitted by Steve Dube, Hudson Fire Department Are there hidden dangers in your home? Protect
your family and property and enjoy the warmth of New Hampshire’s renewable energy source follow these important wood heating safety tips. A fire in Connecticut caused three children and two adults to lose their lives on Christmas Day. This tragedy reminded us of how vulnerable we are in a fire. State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan and NH Association of Fire Chiefs President Corey Landry recommend taking the time to be alert to fire hazards in your home. Chief Landry encourages homeowners to make sure that combustible materials are kept at least 36 inches away from all heating devices and when cleaning out ashes from a fireplace or woodstove, place the ashes in a covered metal container. When the ashes are brought out, make sure the container is set outside on dirt or concrete and is at least 36 inches away from buildings or combustible materials. Never set a bucket of ashes on a deck!
Fire Marshal Degnan stated heating fires are often the result of the improper use or maintenance of supplemental home heating appliances, such as wood stoves, coal stoves, and kerosene space heaters and are the leading cause of fire in New Hampshire. The use of these supplemental heating devices also increases the risk of dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide in the home if not properly installed or maintained. Both Degnan and Landry advise that it is critical that
every home has at least one smoke detector on each floor and a carbon monoxide alarm. The best protection for your family is smoke detectors in combination with automatic residential fire sprinklers. You also need to know what to do when the alarm sounds which every family should develop and practice a home fire escape plan. For further information concerning home fire safety, contact your local fire department or the state fire marshal’s office.
Younger RAYS Score Big at UVAC Meet submitted by Rhonda Bleeker
On December 9 through 11, a small group of swimmers from the Rockingham Youth Swim team traveled to Vermont for the Upper Valley Aquatic Club (UVAC) Winter Classic meet. Litchfield swimmers Emi and Owen Caprioglio both attended this very competitive meet and set team records for their age groups in an event.
Emi placed ninth in the 10 & Under Girls 200-yard
individual medley, 15th in the 50-yard butterfly and 100- yard backstroke. She also competed in the Senior Girls 200-yard breaststroke and set a team record in the Girls
9-10 age group with a time of 3:50.09. Owen placed first in both the 25-yard backstroke and
25-yard free and competed and placed in several events for the 10 & Under Boys including 13th in the 50-yard backstroke, 14th in the 100-yard backstroke and 15th in the 50-yard freestyle. In the 100-yard backstroke Owen set a team record for the 8 & Under Boys with a time of 1:31.18. For more RAYS records and team information visit www.
. Lady Broncos Capture First Victory
by Sue LaRoche The Lady Broncos played in the Nashua North Christmas Tournament over the Christmas holiday break and lost to Windham 50-46 and Campbell 56-35, but the second time was the charm as they defeated Merrimack 43-30. In the first game on Tuesday, December 27, Alvirne kept pace with Windham but the clock ran out on a comeback attempt leaving the Broncos four points short. Alvirne was paced by Veronica Moceri with 15 points followed by Sandi Purcell with 12 points. Maya Desfosses chipped in with five points and four rebounds. Wednesday evening, the Broncos took on 6-0 Campbell HS and took
one on the chin with a 56- 35 loss. Sandi Purcell led the attack with 13 points followed by Jessica Underwood with eight points and Brittney Lambert had four points and four rebounds. Tori LaRoche added four points and five rebounds. On Thursday, December 28, The Broncos faced Merrimack for the second time this season. Alvirne took advantage of some Merrimack injuries and outpaced the
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Warriors 43-30. Alvirne scored first and never looked back as the closest that Merrimack was able to come was within three points in the third quarter. A swarming man to man defense, stymied Merrimack and allowed the Lady Broncos to increase their number of steals in the contest as they came up with 16 turnovers, capitalizing on most. Veronica Moceri led the way with 21 points and four rebounds followed by Sandi Purcell with nine points, two rebounds, six steals and three assists. Senior Maya Desfosses added six points and six rebounds in the victory, and Kaycee Carbone pulled down several key rebounds down the stretch to preserve the victory. The Broncos record stands at 1-2 for the Nashua North Christmas tournament, and 0-4 in NHIAA Division 1 basketball.
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Police Investigating Rollover Accident
submitted by Hudson Police Department On Monday, December 26, at approximately 6:38 p.m., Hudson Police patrol officers responded to the intersection of Highland Street and Route 102 for a roll-over-accident. Upon arrival to the scene, it was determined there was a two vehicle collision and a woman was still trapped inside one of the vehicles. The woman trapped inside a 2004 Lincoln Navigator was identified as Brenda Finnegan, 39, of Auburn. The driver of the other vehicle, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, was identified as Alfred Covino, 25, of Hudson. It was determined the driver of the
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