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8 - March 30, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot

Salemhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center host of Chamber Networking

submitted by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce On Wednesday, March 21, Salemhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Geremonty Drive in Salem hosted the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking event, this month’s Business After Hours included extra flair as it included the third annual Mini Health Fair for the members of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. “For the Health of It! Mini Health Fair” spotlighted the Chamber businesses engaged in the health and wellness industry. The fair presented an excellent opportunity to learn more about different health care options that are available. The list of participating exhibitors included Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Center for Life Management, Advanced Allergy Treatment Centers of NE, EFX/Fitness Revolution, A Safe Place, Santo Insurance & Financial Services, Walgreens, Windham Health Center, Peltz Financial Services, Dance Connection, Act II Salon, Independence Therapy, CVS, Salem Athletic Club, Spindel Eye Associates, Salemhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Holy Family Hospital, Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, ServiceLink, SarahCare Adult Day Care, Silverthorne Adult Day Care As part of the Business After Hours networking event,

there was a special raffle prize from Act II Salon and Med Spa that included a Spa Day Gift Basket. The basket was filled with gift certificates for a day of treatments including a manicure, pedicure, massage, facial, haircut and blow dry, and many product samples.

Hampstead Academy Place Second in New Hampshire in Math League

submitted by Heather Wheeler, Hampstead Academy The Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to students. League specialties include math contests, books, and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from the fourth grade through high school. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest questions are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level. They’re fun too! Hampstead Academy Upper School students competed in the Math League 2012 Contest. Outstanding

individual scores were earned by Daniel Taylor in grade 6, who placed second in the state and by Noam Hantman in grade 8, who placed second in the state at his grade level. In the team competition, Grade 6 placed third in the state, Grade 7 placed third in the state, and Grade 8 placed fourth. Congratulations Math League competitors!

Right to left, front row, Diane MacPherson, Emily Nutter. Back row, Rev. David Yasenka, Noreen Rheaume, Stephanie Micklon, and Raymond Millard.

Electric Rates Going Down for National Grid Customers in New Hampshire

Te Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resource Committee, front row, left to right, Laurie Ota, Kay Barretto, Laurie Nazarian Knott, Karen Taube, Kelly Bryant and Ken Kondrat. Back row left to right, Claude Peltz, Cliff Korn. Missing from photo: Kerry Raymond, Monique Mazeuka, Kathy Hall, Bob King, Manny Sousa, John Skinner.

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submitted by National Grid For the second time in less than a week, National Grid is proposing to lower energy costs for its New Hampshire customers. The company is asking the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission for permission to lower residential electricity rates by a net 13.4 percent starting May 1. Last week the company filed a request for a net 17 percent reduction in natural gas rates, which also will take effect on May 1. The company is passing on the lower costs it pays for electricity purchased for its customers. Electric commodity rates will decline by 24 percent. Commodity rates make-up approximately 48 percent of a residential customer’s bill. The remainder covers the costs incurred to deliver the electricity to the customer.

“Most of the electricity used in New Hampshire is generated by natural gas and natural gas prices have continued to fall,” said Timothy F. Horan, president of National Grid in New Hampshire. “We’re very happy to be able to announce for the second time in a week that we can pass these savings along to our customers who are working so hard to control costs.” A typical National Grid residential customer using 500 kilowatt hours of electricity each month will see their monthly bill decline by approximately $9.31, from $69.84 to $60.33 based on the proposed rates that will run

through October of this year.

Last week National Grid asked the PUC to reduce natural gas rates by 17 percent for the off- peak season running from May 1 until November 1. That translates into a monthly savings of approximately $12 for the typical National Grid natural gas customer in New Hampshire. National Grid understands that even with these significant reductions in electricity and natural gas rates, some customers might need assistance making their energy payments or might be interested in finding ways to save on their energy bills. For information, New Hampshire customers can go to ciencyServices click on Select Region, select New Hampshire (Gas or Electricity), then click on “My bill and payments,” then “Billing and payment options” for information about payments, or “My energy efficiency services” to learn about ways to save on energy costs. National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up.’ In the northeast US, we connect more than

seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

Get Your Taxes Done for Free!

submitted by Shannon Sullivan, Granite United Way There is still time to get your taxes done by a trained tax preparer! As part of Granite

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, individuals can have their taxes done for free at their local site at the Salem Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive in Salem. Tax prep is available on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. The site, sponsored by Salem Co-operative Bank, is open through April 7. For more information, dial 2-1-1.

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Stolen Credit Card Used at Best Buy

by Ron Penczak A heavyset male subject used a business credit card that was stolen from a

vehicle parked at the Seacoast Tennis Club in North Hampton. On February 22, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the male subject in the photograph used this stolen credit card to purchase an EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera Kit for $2,399.99. As shown in the photo the suspect is a heavy set, dark skinned male wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and work boots. If you can provide information to assist in identifying this suspect please call the Crimeline of Southern New Hampshire at 893-6600 or (800) 498-4040. Callers remain anonymous and are issued a secret number known only to them and Crimeline. Callers are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crimeline of Southern, NH.


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