2 - April 27, 2012 | Hudson - Litchfield News
Litchfield Firefighters Association Holds
First Ever Recognition Ceremony
Marine Corps Private First Class Colby J. Carter, son of Kerry Greenhalgh of Hudson and Neal and Kelly Carter of Hudson, recently graduated from 13 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. PFC Carter received a meritorious promotion from Private to Private First Class at the completion of his training. Keene State College student Elizabeth Demski
Colby J. Carter
of Litchfield received the Senior Service award for outstanding service to Keene State College and the Keene Community. Demski, who majors in Health Science, will graduate from Keene State College in
May. The Senior Service award recognizes seniors who stand out in the community for their contribution. Each senior has displayed leadership and contributed in an extraordinary way to help the community. Brian Blanchette of Hudson was one of 40 students to win a $250 gift card as part of Dean’s national business challenge competition. The online entrepreneurial business plan competition on Facebook was open to any incoming freshman or transfer student who had been accepted to the UNH College of Business by the contest deadline. Four top winners were awarded full tuition scholarships. Participants were asked to create a Facebook page for a business they wish to launch. As part of the project, they defined what the business is, what it does, why it is unique, why it is needed, and how it will be positioned to achieve and sustain long-term success. The entries were judged by a panel of business leaders and UNH faculty members. Hudson resident Ashley Noel, a member of Stonehill College’s class of 2013, was recently inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. To become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, candidates must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class. Courtney Gannon, daughter of Monika and Thomas Gannon of Litchfield,
was named to the fall Dean’s List at Saint Michael’s College. Gannon is a sophomore Biology major, who graduated from Campbell High School. The following residents have been awarded Saint Michael’s College Vice President for Academic Affairs Research Fellowships to support research during the upcoming summer: Alison Lajoie, daughter of Allen and Leisa Lajoie of Litchfield, and a
graduate of Campbell High School, with a proposal, “Neuron Physiology in the North American Hirudinea Heartbeat System,” advised by Biology Professor Adam Weaver. Sara Vaclavik, daughter of George and Joanne Vaclavik of Hudson, a graduate of Alvirne High School, with a proposal, “Theoretical and Practical Implications of Information Asymmetry on Product Marketing,” advised by Economics Professor Herb Kessel. These successful grant applicants will each receive a stipend of $3,700 to support the summer research. In addition, both Lajoie and Vaclavik were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Send your Accolades to email@example.com
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by Kristen Hoffman There’s a first time for everything, this holds true even for the Litchfield Fire Department. On Saturday, April 21, the Litchfield Firefighter’s Association held their first ever Recognition Ceremony, honoring long serving members of the department.
According to a press release sent out by Chief Frank
Fraitzl, the banquet drew 75 attendees, including members of the association, their families and friends. “During the evening, nine members of the Department were recognized for a collective 240 year of dedication and commitment to the fire department and the community. Additionally, the first Community Service Award was presented to a longtime resident and community volunteer,” Fraitzl wrote in the press release Warren Adams, a long-time resident and owner of Warren’s
Auto was presented with the Community Service Award. Adams has worked closely with both St. Francis Church and the Fire Department over the years. He was recognized for 51 years of dedicated service.
Commitment to the community runs in the Adams Family,
as Fraitzl said Adams’ father was one of the charter members of the Litchfield Fire Department.
Other members of the department were recognized for their hard work. Firefighter Pierre Garand was honored for 17 years of service, Deputy Chief Paul Allard for 15 years, Deputy Chief Jon Travis for 14 years and Firefighter Jeff Newell was recognized for 10 years of service in the Department. Four members of the department were recognized for over twenty years of service. Firefighters Tim Kearns and Norm Pinard were recognized for 28 years of service and Captains Doug Nicoll and Mike Croteay were both recognized for 25 years of service with the department.
Phyllis Schlicther Selected to be New Assistant Superintendent
by Kristen Hoffman The Hudson School District is one step closer to filling in
its vacancies. On April 19, the School Board announced they hired Dr. Phyllis Schlichter to be the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The position was open for several weeks. Mary Ellen Ormond, who currently has the position, announced earlier this month that she was resigning in order to take the Superintendent position at Interlakes School District in Meredith. “Dr. Schlichter brings several decades of instructional leadership to Hudson with extensive experience in the classroom and in district-level administration. Her broad knowledge of educational curricula is demonstrated by multiple certifications as Curriculum Administrator, Special Education Administrator, Reading Specialist, Speech Pathologist and Audiologist,” The Superintendent’s office wrote in a press release. Schlichter will be joining the Hudson School District from the Oyster River School District in Durham. According to the press release, Schlichter was one of the top candidates for the Director of Special Services position. That position opened after Dr. Irene Sousa announced her retirement earlier this winter. “Dr. Schlichter is a one in a million educator. Very few people have the skills and experience she brings to the table. We are lucky to have her on board,” Randy Bell was quoted as saying in the press release. Schlichter will start her new job with the Hudson School District on July 1, 2012, along with other new hires, Bryan Lane, who will be taking over for Bell upon retirement, and Jeanne Saunders, who will replace Sousa. The School District is still looking to fill several positions before the start of next year, including finding a new principal for Alvirne High School.
NH Teacher of the Year, Senator Shaheen Meet in Washington
Senator Shaheen and
NH Teacher of the Year Bethany Bernasconi, who teaches Biology at Windham High School. Bethany is in Washington with her husband, Jay, for a ceremony at the White House to honor all the National Teacher of the Year finalists.
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Nashua Men Charged with Felony Theft Through the investigation
submitted by Hudson Police Department On April 24, at about 4 p.m., Hudson Police Officers responded to the area of Walmart, 254 Lowell Road, for two male subjects believed to be involved in theft of merchandise from that store. They were last observed on foot heading north on Lowell Road. A short time
later, Officer Steven McElhinney located one male subject matching a description given from Walmart Loss Prevention, at
Market Basket, 212 Lowell Road. He was identified as Ralph Carey, Jr., 28, of Nashua.
it was determined thefts had occurred at both Walmart and Market Basket. A second subject was also located by Officer McElhinney minutes later as well. He was identified as Michael McCarty, 25, also of Nashua.
Both subjects were taken into custody. Each was charged with two counts of Felony Theft. Bail on both Carey and McCarty was set at $2,000 Cash or Surety. Both subjects were unable to post bail and were transported to Valley Street Jail. They were scheduled for arraignment for April 25 at the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua Division.
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