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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HUDSON 236 Central St., Hudson, NH 882-6116

Joseph J. Field Joseph J. Field, 72, passed

away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with cancer on April 30, 2012. He was born on August 31, 1939, in Pawtucket, RI, son of the late Joseph J Field, Sr. and the late Rena (Bessette) Field. Joe grew up in Rhode Island, but spent most of his life residing in Hudson. He graduated in 1957 from Pawtucket West High School, and attended the University of Rhode Island, where he studied Electrical Engineering. He served in the Air Force Reserves.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Cynthia (Roy) Field; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Charles Kert, Rebecca and Philip Garside, and Elizabeth and Kevin Partridge. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, Jordan, Emily, Sarah, Morley, Amy, Rachael, Adam, Kess and Brooke; his sister, Michele of New York, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A brilliant and talented

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Joe worked for several technology firms before

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Barbara C. (Bernard) Burton

Barbara C. (Bernard) Burton, 89, of Hudson died April 27, 2012 at her home in Hudson surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on March 20, 1923 in Nashua,

becoming self-employed. He owned and operated Field Electronics, as an engineer and consultant. Joe was an active member of the Hudson Fish and Game, where he enjoyed friends and community service. Joe will be remembered by those who knew him as a big soft-spoken man, with a love of the outdoors, gardening and his family.


was a talented photographer, who captured his love of nature and family in his photographs. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to St Joseph Home and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford NH.

and was the daughter of the late Edwin and Evelyn (Sullivan) Bernard and was also predeceased by her loving husband, Robert Burton (1995). Barbara worked at Sprague Electric for many years and then went on to be the owner and operator of Barbara’s Beauty Salon. She was a volunteer at Southern NH Hospital and Nashua Senior Center. Barbara was a graduate of Nashua High, 1941. Barbara is survived by a son, Richard Burton and his wife Elaine of Hudson; a daughter, Patty Lamb and her husband William of Hudson; four grandchildren, Derek Burton of Hudson, Rhiannon Howes of Belmont, Heather Lamb of Nashua, and Tina Sue Lamb of Hudson; Wendy Alas of Nashua and children Drake and Abrarhim Alas; seven great- grandchildren, Gabrielle, Hunter and Noah Burton, Mikayla, Michael and Hayden Howes and Adrian Lamb and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A prayer service was held in the Dumont-Sullivan

Funeral Home on May 1, and burial will take place on Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Hudson. To leave a message of condolence, get directions or for 24-hour grief support please visit www. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara L. (Clear) Tharp, 75, of Hudson died April 28, 2012 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on

December 19, 1936 in Melrose, MA, and was the daughter of the late William and Hazel (Keans) Clear and was also predeceased by a brother, Robert Clear. Barbara was the loving wife of

Donald Tharp of Hudson, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Barbara was a simple woman that led a simple life. She enjoyed the little things. Her family, especially her

grandchildren, were what she considered her best accomplishments, and she took every opportunity that she could to spend time with them. Barbara will be greatly missed. Besides her loving husband Donald, Barbara is survived by a daughter, Kelly Horgan and her husband Jerry of Hudson; a brother, William Clear of Ft. Ann, NY; a sister, Phyllis Brady of

Duncan, OK; two grandchildren, William and Emily Horgan both of Hudson; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A Funeral Mass was held on

May 3 at Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hudson. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (never known to fail) Artists and Craftspeople Sought for Exhibit

submitted by Hudson Library Board of Trustees The Hudson Library Board of Trustees continues a series of monthly Open House events at the Hills Memorial Library Building on Library Street in Hudson with an Arts, Crafts, and Photography Exhibition on Thursday, May

17, from 6 to 8 p.m. They are looking for local artists and craftsmen interested in displaying their work at the open house. Those interested should fill out an application to exhibit their work at this program. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 4. Go to for an application form. The third Thursday of the month

has been set aside to offer different community events at the historic Hills Library. Second Hand Prose, the longstanding book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be open during the exhibit on the lower level for your convenience.

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy, Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. CB

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (never known to fail) 25 for 25: Getting Arsenic Out of Our Drinking Water

By Thomas S. Burack, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Commissioner In recognition of the New Hampshire Department of

Environmental Services’ 25th Anniversary, over the course of the year, I will highlight 25 agency activities, programs, projects and accomplishments of the past 25 years. This article, the sixth in the series, briefly describes advancements in protecting the public’s health by reducing their exposure to arsenic in drinking water. New Hampshire’s groundwater contains a number of contaminants that are not good for our health. Some of these contaminants are man-made, such as MtBE, which was used as an additive in gasoline and may take many decades to clean up. Others, such as arsenic, are naturally occurring, and have health effects that are every bit as concerning as those associated with exposure to man-made substances. In fact, arsenic is the number one naturally-occurring chemical of environmental health concern in the United States and worldwide according to the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program. Even at low levels, arsenic is associated with an increased risk of a variety of illnesses including cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other non- cancer related diseases. As DES celebrates its 25th Anniversary, we are confident that as a result of advances in toxicology, epidemiology, and oversight of public water systems, many New Hampshire residents are drinking water with much lower levels of arsenic as compared to 25 years ago. Arsenic occurs naturally in many parts of the world, including New Hampshire. In fact, arsenic was mined commercially in New Hampshire during the 1800s. Most arsenic in New Hampshire well water is naturally occurring. Arsenic contamination has also occurred as a result of human activities such as apple orchard spraying and coal ash disposal. Arsenic no doubt has been consumed at varying levels by a large portion of the state’s

population ever since Granite Staters have drilled wells into bedrock for their water supply. Arsenic has no smell, taste or color when dissolved in water, even at high concentrations. It is an example of an environmental contaminant that can easily go unnoticed because its presence can only be detected by laboratory analysis. From 1975 until 2001, the federal limit for arsenic in water supplied by public water systems was 50 parts per billion, because the health effects of exposure to lower concentrations was not recognized. Based on an exhaustive review of the new information about arsenic’s health effects, in January 2001 EPA established a goal of zero arsenic in drinking water. At the same time, EPA adopted an enforceable limit of 10 parts per billion (ppb) based on balancing treatment costs and public health benefits. DES, which oversees public water systems to ensure compliance with federal and state standards, performed extensive outreach to inform and assist public water systems in achieving the new 10 ppb standard. All “non-transient” public water systems were given five years to evaluate and implement compliance options. Neither private wells nor transient public water systems - such as restaurants and hotels that serve fewer than 25 of the same people each day - are required to comply with the arsenic standard. About 200 of New Hampshire’s 1200 non-transient public water systems have had at least one detection of 10 ppb or greater of arsenic. Of those, 95 percent have implemented treatment or drilled new wells to comply with the standard, and DES is pursuing enforcement actions against the remaining systems. One cost- effective option, especially for private wells and very small systems such as schools and businesses, is point-of-use treatment, because the main concern with the arsenic levels found in New Hampshire is from drinking and cooking, rather than from bathing or washing hands. Ongoing technical assistance provided by DES since the adoption of the new standard has been key to achieving and

House Leaders Statement on Nearly Three Quarters of Granite Staters Supporting Right to Work Law

submitted by the House Republican Office House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) and House Division II Finance Chair and right to work sponsor, Will Smith (R-New Castle) have commented on the WMUR Granite State survey put out by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. According to the survey, most New Hampshire adults, 71 percent favor such a law, 12 percent oppose it, and 17 percent are neutral or have no opinion. Majorities of all demographic groups, including Democrats (69%), liberals (66%), and even union households (60%), favor this law. House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt “The majority of Granite Staters know

that as long as we continue the practice of forced unionism in New Hampshire, we’re going to lose out on many of the job opportunities that could keep them here. Passing Right to Work will give a major boost to our state’s future income and private-sector job growth.” House Right to Work Sponsor, Will Smith “It is unfortunate that Governor Lynch continues to be out of touch with the Granite State residents through his continued diligence in standing with union bosses against worker freedom in New Hampshire. We hope this is a wake-up call to Democrat gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan as well and that she will

choose to stand with the 71 percent majority of Granite Staters - including members of her own party and even union households - who favor right to work and not the union bosses. We hope this rallies support in the Senate to take this important legislation off the table so we can continue to work toward making New Hampshire the first right to work state in New England. Watching opportunities for good, new jobs and economic growth pass us by is against our state’s traditions and weakens the New Hampshire Advantage. We need to get the Granite State back in the game of being competitive and helping our citizens.”

Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine of the splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. Oh holy Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. There are none who can withstand your powers. Oh show me herein you are my Mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (say three times). Oh, Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (say three times). Holy Spirit, you who solve all our problems, light all roads so that I can obtain my goals. You gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me, and that in the instances of my life, you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you.

maintaining water system compliance and protection against this contaminant. In fact, New Hampshire is recognized as a leader in drinking water arsenic compliance solutions by the EPA. Research into the health effects of arsenic in drinking water is ongoing and DES actively collaborates with Dartmouth’s toxic metals program, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other partners through the “Arsenic Consortium” to increase awareness and reduce arsenic exposure through untreated or inadequately treated drinking water from private wells. DES also provides outreach through other groups such as local health officers and the medical community to inform and encourage New Hampshire residents who rely on private wells to test their well water. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that one in five private wells in New Hampshire has water with 10 ppb or more of arsenic. Regardless of whether it was 25 years ago, today, or 25 years from now, due to our state’s geology, arsenic in drinking water has been and will always be a risk for New Hampshire’s residents, but proven, cost-effective solutions, combined with the vigilance of regular monitoring, can protect us from the health hazards of this contaminant. Note: For information about DES’s private well testing recommendations, contact us at, telephone 271-2513, or search the internet for “NHDES private well testing.”


Town of Hudson Request Bids

Solid Waste Collection, Recycling and Disposal

The Hudson School District is requesting proposals for Solid Waste Collection, Recycling and Disposal. Sealed bids must be submitted to the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 20 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051 by 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012.

For additional information and a bid specification packet, contact John Pratte, Facilities Director, 20 Library Street, (603) 883-7765 extension 1323.

The Hudson School District reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any or all bids.

Ms. Karen Burnell, Business Administrator, Hudson School District 20 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051 Tel: (603) 886-1258

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