10 - May 4, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
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“Thumbs down to Patrick McDougall. First, he should have done his research and knew that the motorcycles were being swapped not added to. Second, at the meeting he did say given the “police departments track recorded”. Why did he say he didn’t’ say that. This guy can’t remember what he said which is scary. Third, he shouldn’t be looking at policy but looking at financials.”
“Thumbs down: ‘You can fool some of the people all the time, but not all…..’ Speaker Boehner, and his republican conspirators are sabotaging anything to deliver better, more affordable health care to tens of millions of Americans. Worse, this week they hold student loans hostage with a knife to the throat of Americans needing health care in the future. These republicans insist on lower taxes on billionaires and big corporations and that a massive cut to affordable health care initiatives ‘pay’ for not increasing revenues from student loan payments. Republican motto: ‘impoverish the many for the opulence of the few’ who own the congress.”
“Thumbs up to Article II Section 1 clause 3 of the Constitution: ‘The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted.’ (This is for the President of the United States of America). The President of the Senate is of course the Vice President. So I guess he’s chosen prior to choosing the President. Try to explain that one away.”
“Thumbs down. What a disgrace to
have the wooden sign in front of the Salem Police Dept. in such disrepair with old evergreens from the holiday season - This site is seen by all who visit our Town and travel Veteran’s parkway- the town should be ashamed to publicize our town buildings as such.”
police force.” “Thumbs up to the previous President for stating
that The Constitution is nothing more than a GD piece of paper. And if it has no merit, than we no longer have public officials that we need to observe. If the Constitution has no worth, they took an oath that is worthless. Ladies and gentleman, what Bush told us is that we are no longer dealing with public officials! We are dealing with ‘administrators’ of the bankruptcy of the country going back to 1933. And they fear that we figure this out.”
“Thumbs up to the person who wrote thumbs down to the Salem Town Manager and Selectmen for holding an ax over Town Employees heads and Dave Wholley’s retaliation antics. I didn’t write is as some people have thought but I agree with it 100%.”
“Thumbs down. You know you can always tell
who’s running for what station. First of all, if we didn’t have the DPW that we have, and I have nothing to gain by this except watching these guys work their tails off, and then also watching a vote all Republicans out of office, strictly a union
out that you want special rights. Well, I don’t know what’s going to happen next but this town is sure going to be stuck if we ever get rid of this
portion of Patch subscribers who were under the mistaken impression that Patch’s purpose to give a voice to everyone here in Salem. Good luck.”
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“Thumbs up. Thank you for all the men, Police Officers, Firemen, EMT’s, who came to my house on February 3rd
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Salem Patriot Salem’s Peters No-Hits West
by Chris White The Salem High baseball team took two wins and two losses in four games last week. The Blue Devils earned wins against Manchester West and Belmont, Mass., and suffered losses to Trinity and Timberlane. On Wednesday, April 25, the Blue Devils earned a 13-0 mercy
victory at home over Manchester West, which included a five-inning no-hitter by senior pitcher Dan Peters. Peters struck out six Blue Knights in the no-no, while also not allowing a walk. He was only three Salem errors away from throwing a perfect game. Mike Downing led the Salem offense, going 3 for 3 with a home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored. Joe Lemenager also turned in a strong day at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a triple, three RBIs, and
a run scored. Dominick Gigante knocked in multiple runs for Salem as well, going 2 for 2 with three RBIs and one run scored. Other contributors to Salem’s offense included Ryan Decker (2 for 4, RBI, two runs scored), Matt Barbin (run scored), Corey Varga (run scored), Mitch Dufton (two runs scored), Clayton Landers (1 for 3, RBI, two runs scored), and Cody Soucy (1 for 3, run scored). The Devils followed their win over West with a 10-1 loss at Trinity on Friday, April 27. Trinity scored five runs in the second inning and five more in the third, while Salem managed to push only one run across the plate in the fourth inning. Lemenager (1 for 4) scored Salem’s lone run, as he was knocked
Salem pitcher Dan Peters tossed a five-inning no-hitter in a 13-0 victory over Manchester West on Wednesday, April 25
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in by Decker. Barbin was the only Blue Devil with two hits, while Downing, Gigante, Peters, and Dan Morin all had one hit apiece. Salem went on to take a 5-1 victory at Belmont, Mass. on
Saturday, April 28. Landers went the distance on the mound to earn the win for the Blue Devils, allowing only one run on three hits and registering six strikeouts. Decker led Salem’s offense by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs and
two runs scored. Other contributors to the Salem offense included Lemenager (two runs scored), Downing (2 for 2, RBI), Morin (1 for 3, two RBIs), and Jake White (run scored). The Blue Devils finished up the week with a 3-2 nine-inning loss at home to Timberlane on Monday, April 30. Decker led Salem at the plate, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Lemenager went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run scored, while Barbin went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Landers also added one hit for the Blue Devils. After losing to Timberlane, Salem’s overall record stands at 4-7 on the season.
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wonderful. They come when you call and don’t think twice about themselves. They rush in and they give you assistance in a time when you need it. My husband died that night and they all did a wonderful job and did all that they could have. And when I called 911, the first two men where here in two minutes. I could not have asked for more that night. Thank you to all the men on Salem’s force. I think until this happens to you, you would not bad-mouth them. Thank you again. All my love.”
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“Thumbs up. John Manning is asking candidates that are running for governor to pledge that there will be no sales tax and support video gaming in New Hampshire in two locations, Rockingham and one up north. The time is right. Don’t let Mass be number one. NH has always been number one. Let’s keep it number one. Live free or die. Let’s stay on top of it and push our representatives to work a little harder. We need a governor who is going to bring revenue into the state of NH and a good way to start is these slots.”
“Thumbs down. Mike Downing said in the paper, NH is one of the ‘safest’
places to live. Is he in touch with the news? Is he kidding? Every time on the news a shooting , either on a cop, by a cop, or murder/suicide or road rage (something with guns). Look what happened in Salem, Manchester, Somersworth, Chesterfield and now in Greenland, not even listing all the other places. Guns and liquor are what NH is all about! This is a ‘gun happy’ state!!”
the Patch Forum for allowing just one side of Salem to be heard. Several posters have been kicked off for their opinions, while other posters like Don Dustin and Steven Campbell are allowed to continue to use the site to publically barade and attack
the character of good people here in Salem. Not only are you leaving yourself open for law suits for slander, but you’ve managed to alienate a good
for the Devils versus Nashua South were Bacho (8-3), Hatfield (8-3), and Boutin (8-2). Meanwhile, the number two doubles team of Hatfield and Descoteaux earned Salem’s lone victory in doubles match play (9-8, 7-5). Salem’s loss to Nashua South
was its third in a row after dropping a 6-3 decision at Exeter on Friday, April 20 and falling to Bishop Guertin, 6-3, at home on Wednesday, April 18. Before the three losses, the Blue Devils took a 7-2 victory at Nashua North on Monday, April 16 and beat Pinkerton Academy, 5-4, at home on Friday, April 13. After visiting Concord High School on Wednesday, May 2, the Blue Devils will have their next contest at Manchester Central at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4. After that, Salem will play at Manchester Memorial on Wednesday, May 9.Th
e team’s next home match is scheduled for Friday, May 11. The Blue Devils will host Alvirne at 4 p.m.
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INVITATION TO BID-338 Roof Replacement (Cemetery Building)
Sealed Bids will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, until May 21st local time, 11:00am 2012. To request a copy of Sealed Bid-338, please contact the Salem, NH Purchasing Department @ 603-890-2090 Copies will not be faxed.
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This agenda is tentative and subject to change. Please contact the Planning Office at 890-2080 to check agenda items.
“Thumbs down. Our granddaughter and her husband went to look at an apartment for rent. The landlord wanted first, last and security. The apartment was in New Hampshire. Don’t the landlords know that in NH it is against the law to ask for all three? We told her husband to write to three places to report this landlord. He will be checked on to see if he has done this in the past or if he has other NH properties.”
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Boys’ Tennis - continued from page 10
Salem junior Mike Walsh in action versus the Derryfield School on April 26
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