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Hudson~Litchfield NewsCongressman Bass Visits Polartec Volume 22 Number 36 March 23, 2012 16 Pages
by Doug Robinson The U.S. Congress established National Poison Prevention Week to occur the third week in March each yea. The purpose of National Poison Prevention Week “is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them” writes poisonprevention.org
. National Poison Prevention Week
was established on September 16, 1961. Shortly thereafter, the Poison Prevention Week Council was organized to coordinate this annual event and promote poison prevention.
More than two million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. Over 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home, with the majority of non-fatal poisonings occurring in children younger than six years old. Poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. The 2012 theme for National
Poison Prevention Week is, “Children Act Fast … So Do Poisons!” and “Poisoning Spans a Lifetime.” Parents must always be watchful when household chemicals or drugs are being used. Many incidents happen when adults are using a product but are distracted (for example, by the telephone or the doorbell) for a few moments. Children act fast, and adults must make sure that household chemical and medicines are stored away from children at all times. The National Prevention Organizations recommends the following “10 good housekeeping rules” to prevent poisonings: 1. Use child-resistant packaging properly by closing the container securely after use.
2. Keep all chemicals and medicines locked up and out of sight.
3. Call the poison center 1-800- 222-1222 immediately in case of poisoning.
4. When products are in use, never let young children out of your sight, even if you must take the child or product along when answering the phone or doorbell.
5. Keep items in original containers.
6. Leave the original labels on all products, and read the label before using.
7. Do not put decorative lamps and candles that contain lamp oil where children can reach them because lamp oil is very toxic.
8. Always leave the light on when giving or taking medicine. Check the dosage every time.
9. Avoid taking medicine in front of children. Refer to medicine as “medicine,” not “candy.”
10. Clean out the medicine cabinet periodically, and safely dispose of unneeded medicines when the illness for which they were prescribed is over. Pour contents down drain or toilet, and rinse the container before discarding.
If you think someone has been poisoned, call 1-800-222-1222 to reach your poison control center. This national toll-free number works from anyplace in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Calls are free and confidential and translation services are available in over 150 languages. Your call will be answered by a trained health care professional. Program the number into your phone or keep the number handy. There are currently 57 poison control centers in the United States. For more information regarding poisons, visit www. poisonprevention.org
Elvira Condomine, played by Beth Chaisson, relaxes Charles Condomine, played by Eric Mealey, to sleep after her sudden appearnce after the seance distressed him to no end
Madam Arcati, depicted by Emma O’Rourke, confronts Dr. George Bradman, as played by James Spinney, about his scepticism over her profession as a medium, his wife Violet, portrayed by Savannah Nyugen, looks on slightly bemused at the situation
because they do not have enough space to store the items, and whatever money they raise will go towards future shows. Overall, the actors did a phenomenal job with the play. After months of hard work and many long hours of rehearsals, the final product was a magnificent one. Once again, Alvirne’s Class Act Thespians have wowed us with their amazing talents.
Write-in Candidates Win Seats in Hudson Due to time constraints with last
week’s election, we were unable to report who won positions via write in campaigns in Hudson. Three positions in last week’s elections were awarded to
write-in candidates. Laura DeAngelis won Cemetery Trustee, Sue Ellen Seabury Quinlan won a position on the ethics committee, and Carl DuBois won a seat on the Budget Committee, yet rescinded his
nomination. There were three available seats for the Budget Committee. John Maltz and Robert Brownrigg both ran and won two of the available seats.
by Len Lathrop
In this nondescript building between Route111 and Industrial Drive is a very green manufacturing operation where the end product supports our military forces. Next time you drink water out of a plastic bottle be sure you recycle it. Why? Polartec kept 400 million bottles out of the landfill. These bottles make a clothing material call Repreve®. It takes about 40 water bottles to make enough fabric for one jacket. On Monday, March 19, Congressmen Charlie Bass toured the facilities with company officials. The officials explained that over 55 percent of their material is synthesized from plastic. Polartec has been in Hudson for over
25 yeas and was previously known as Malden Mills. The company is over a century old,. They changed their name after a fire in 1995 destroyed their Lawrence factory. After synthetic fleece was developed in 1980, it changed mills and became their number one product. The company named product became its name.
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Congressman Charlie Bass speaks to Polartec employees in front of a display of the end product for military use.
Hudson Police Department Award Ceremony
Master Patrol Officer Alan Marcotte gives his son, explains the event to his son, Noah.
Hudson Police Department held an Award Ceremony on Friday, March 16, in meritorious recognition of its officers. The ceremony was held in the Anne B. Seabury Community Room at the Hudson Police Department and was attended by family and friends and several Hudson Board of Selectmen members, Nancy Brucker, Rick Maddox and Roger Coutu. After the Invocation by Rev. David Howe, Hudson Police Chaplain, Police Chief Jason Lavoie presented the awards.
continued to page 8- HPD Awards Blithe Spirit a Success
By Katie Wagner, Alvirne Intern On March 16, 17, and 18, Alvirne’s Class Act Thespians presented Blithe
Spirit a play written by Noel Coward. The play took place in the 1930s and follows the experience of a husband and wife as they host a séance with the town’s medium in their living room. During the séance, Charles, the husband, somehow calls his first wife back to earth as a ghost. They then try everything in their power to send her back where she came from. During the play, there are many twists and turns, leaving the audience in suspense, waiting to find out what will happen next. Class Act presented this play very well and professionally. The set design, carefully created by the performers and tech crew, had many fantastic features, such as moving tables and picture frames. The lighting was magnificent, spotlighting different parts of the scenery, with different color lights, and strobe lights even came into play towards the end of the performance. After the performance, the actors were planning on auctioning off parts of the set to the viewers from all of the shows. Some of these were glasses, a chair, and many other items. They are doing this
Master Patrol Officer Alan Marcotte receives his award from Chief Jason Lavoie
Staff photos by Len Lathrop
Staff photos by Len Lathrop
Staff photos by Jeff Rodgers
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