16 - May 4, 2012 | Hudson - Litchfield News Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs down to the used car business on
Wason Road. Is this within the zoning of the neighborhood?”
“Thumbs up to the Musquash Lion! It is good to see you back, keeping an eye on the neighborhood. It seemed like you might need an EMT there for awhile, but things are looking much better.”
“Thumbs down to the person whom hit my cat last week. The very least you could have done was stop and take him to the shelter. He dragged himself home with a broken hip, muscle damage, a broken fang, and numerous cuts. I hope you think twice about how your actions affect other people. Sometimes what you hit isn’t a stupid animal but part of the family.”
“Thumbs down to the ignorant person trying to recruit broom pushers to sweep ‘tea partiers’ out of NH. Approximately 40,000 people are killed by automobiles each year, many from reckless drivers, yet we do not require a criminal background check to purchase and register a car. The myth is that ‘relaxed’ gun control laws are a direct cause to the shooting of multiple police officers and others in the state of NH. New Hampshire has some of the lowest
‘firearms murders’ in the nation (per the FBI). Criminals don’t worry about the law, hence the term criminal.”
“Thumbs up to the Selectmen for instituting the new spring leaf pickup service. Just put out your bagged leaves at curbside, call DPW and they will send over a dump truck and loader to haul them away. I love this Town!”
“Thumbs up and a big thank you to Mr. Bastien and Mrs. Beaton for helping our talented students
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shine in Quebec! Congratulations to all the Choral an Band Kids who earned a “Superior” for a score!! All 5 groups earned superior, that is one amazing program at Alvirne High School!! Thanks and thumbs up to all the parent volunteer/ chaperons and bus drivers who helped make sure
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Taking a Walk in the Shoes of the Homeless
submitted by Gloria R. Eno, Nottingham West Elementary School On Thursday, April 19, students at Nottingham West Elementary School walked to help families at the House of Hope Homeless Shelter. A group of fifth grade students organized and helped to run a walkathon held
during recess time. With support from the Nottingham West PTO, 295 students from first grade to fifth grade walked five times around the playground field during their recess. More than $1,400 was collected to help the families and children at the House of Hope Shelter.
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our children had a wonderful safe trip!!” “Thumbs up to LLB…Jesus loves you no matter
how you feel.”
“Thumbs down to the person who complained about the barking dog on Century Lane last week. If you have a problem with our dog, knock on the door and tell us to our face.”
“Thumbs up to barking dogs.”
“Thumbs up!! Thank you to all the Hudson Lions that helped pick up litter on Sunday April 22nd from the Sagamore bridge to Ayotte’s. Even in the Rain!!! Hudson is a little cleaner because of your dedication!!”
the Hudson Post Office for taking Madeleine off the window. She is one of the best they have and will be dearly missed.”
“Thumbs up to the Hudson
Cable Access Center! Their Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Video Greetings idea sounds so nice and cute for the little ones or anyone. It was postponed a few weeks ago and now we
called to find out that it is on again Saturday May 5th from 12-4p.m.”
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NH DRA Annual Low and Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief
submitted by NH Department of Revenue Administration New Hampshire Low and Moderate Income
Homeowners may receive State Education Property Tax relief by applying for such relief between May 1 and June 30. The Low and Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief law was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers. New Hampshire residents who own a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax, resided in the homestead as of April 1, 2011, and have a total household income of $20,000 or less if a single person, or $40,000 or less if married or head of household, may apply for property tax relief between May 1 and June 30, 2012. Application forms (Form DP- 8) are available on the Department of Revenue’s (DRA) Website at www.nh.gov/revenue
. Granite State residents can also find more information about the program and check the status of their application on this site. Due to budget constraints, the application form will not be mailed to previously qualifying residents. Residents who do not have access to the Internet
Walkathon Committee Chairperson Carolyn McCrystal cuts the ribbon to open the Wildcat Walkathon. Left to right: Vitoria Barbosa, Sydney Dubuque, Alexis Lessard, Carolyn McCrystal, Amanda Maucieri.
may request a form by calling DRA at 230-5001. Residents should make their request early so that
they do not miss the June 30 deadline. Many state libraries, including the 13 or more NH State Depository libraries, allow residents to utilize their computer Internet services to complete and print a Form DP-8 for submission by mail. Over 12,000 claims are submitted each year resulting in an average relief payment of $190 per household. Over $2.3 million of property tax relief was distributed to qualified claim applicants in 2011.
Note: one of the most common reasons an applicant may see a delay in the response is due to lack of proper attachments. Completed claim forms must be accompanied by a copy of the 2011 final tax bill from the municipality where the applicant resides, along with a copy of the applicant’s 2011 federal income tax return (1040-EZ, 1040A, etc.). Applicants are reminded that the DRA is a state taxing agency and cannot determine an individual’s federal tax liability. If you are unsure of whether you are required to file federally, you may contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. If you are not required to file with the IRS, you may check a box on the Form DP-8 indicating this. Homesteads held in trust must also be verified by submission of the trust document, but may still qualify for relief.
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GMS Appreciates Its Volunteers Principal Schlicter with the MacDonald and Moore brothers
submitted by Melina Prevel-Turmel, Griffin Memorial School The Griffin Memorial School (GMS) staff appreciates their volunteers. We have over 300 volunteers in the school, which is quite impressive considering that there are only a little over 500 students in our school. GMS has earned a Blue Ribbon Award for many years due to such participation. Volunteers support our staff in so many ways including photocopying, assisting in the library, helping students learn their math facts, planning enrichment programs, and helping with our recycling program. Many people volunteer their time on a weekly basis, which is an amazing commitment. In addition to the parent volunteers, GMS is fortunate to have some parents continue volunteering even though their children have moved on to other schools. We feel so lucky to have such incredible involvement as it
has a significant impact on our school’s programs. On Tuesday, April 17, GMS held an appreciation breakfast to honor our volunteers at which they could come with their children and be recognized for all of their talents, time and hard work.
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