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Hudson Teens Injured in Crash, Driver Issued Citation


submitted by Hudson Police Department On Monday, April 21, at approximately 9:15


Accolades


The National Honors Society for Psychology (Psi Chi) inducted 16 new members on Sunday, April 13. The honor society welcomes new inductee Nicole Rochon of Litchfi eld. The induction ceremony included an insightful and inspiring keynote address by Dr. Gerard Tobin entitled, “Success: achievable but not achievement.” The purpose of Psi Chi is to promote high standards among psychology students, to encourage professional growth and development, and to provide opportunities for members to associate with persons engaged in psychology and its related fi elds. Christina Phaneuf of Hudson has been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Mt. Washington College.


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p.m., Hudson police patrol personnel responded to Bush Hill Road (just east of Wason Road) for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival to the scene, a 2013 Toyota Corolla was observed upside down leaning against several trees on the westbound side of the road. Two 16-year-old subjects were in the vehicle at the time of the accident and were identifi ed on scene as Matthew Achorn the driver and Michael Guiffrida as the passenger; both are from Hudson. Investigation on scene showed Achorn lost


control of the vehicle while heading westbound on Bush Hill Road. Both subjects were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and were not injured. Achorn was issued a citation for unreasonable speed. The Hudson Police would like to remind the


public of the importance of wearing seatbelts as this accident is a perfect example of how they save lives.


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Hudson Selectmen Offer Unintended Consequences as Budget Alternative


by Len Lathrop In March, when voters turned down the


Operating Budget proposed by the Selectmen and negotiated with the Budget Committee, Hudson was faced, for a second year in a row, with a default budget. For dollar and cents people, that means that the town has to operate with $507,000 less than the Selectmen had planner for. For the constitutionalists among us, the NH RSA known as SB2 defi nes how a municipality can proceed after a budget is rejected. In simple terms, it is the last fi scal year’s operating budget, less one-time expenditures, plus any contractual obligations. There is one more twist. You should know that the budget that was rejected in March is only a bottom line amount; the Selectmen can move line items in the roughly $29 million budget to meet the needs of the town as they see them. What alternatives are there? These became


the focus at the beginning of the Selectmen’s meeting Tuesday. Since the 59 no votes stopped the budget, the Town Administrator and the Finance Director with consultation of all department heads have looked for options. Should the town hold a second election and ask the voters again to approve some aberration of the budget or should the town take the money in the default budget and move it around to make ends meet the best they can? Well, after some discussion, Chairman


Coutu asked the question, another election or do with what we have and make it work? The board agreed to balance the budget by making adjustments to expense lines and putting off some spending. Selectmen have set their meeting on June


3 to be the time they will decide what the July 1 budget will look like. Decisions to be made: How many days a week to keep open the brand new Senior Center? The new budget provided for fi ve days a week but under the default budget it could be zero days per week. No decision will be made until the June meeting. The Central Fire Station needs a new heating/air conditioning unit(s). The goal with this consequence is to try to fi nd the funds in the current budget, mostly from unfi lled positions. The police station needs a new security system. Can the money be found for that? How much can be spent on town- wide road paving. Is the loss of a weekend gate attendant at Robinson Pond important? The skate park being closed allows for those funds to be used elsewhere. Will the town be forced by EPA to treat stormwater before it is discharged? Unintended consequences will be a topic


for discussion for the next several months but as Selectman Maddox put it, just like your household, budget things will have to be juggled.


Hudson Seniors


by Lori A. Bowen, Hudson Senior Services Coordinator We have so much exciting news about


the Seniors this week! It amazes me how much can happen


in a couple weeks. The ground around the new building is fi nally thawed and progress has started on the grounds around the building! The sidewalks are in, and work has begun on the curbing. Soon the guard rails and fences will be installed and the parking lot will be paved. There are a lot of beautiful bushes and trees that are going to be planted around the site for all to enjoy. I hope everyone has had a chance to put


May 31 on your calendars as this is our big Grand Opening Day Celebration! The Senior Center and the Hudson Community Television Center will open their doors to the public at this event for everyone to wander through the building. Touring will start at 2 p.m. If you would like to join us for the ribbon cutting please come for 1 p.m. Parking will be limited so please plan on parking in the main lot at Benson Park and walking to the new building. Thank you so much to Charlie Matthews


and the Rodgers Library for including us in World Book Night. We are so glad you asked us to be a part of this special activity. I hope that you had a great turn out and we look forward to collaborating with you again very soon! The doors to the new Senior Center


will open on June 3, at 8:45 a.m. This will be our fi rst offi cial day open, and I hope everyone will join us. There will be activity calendars available at the Grand Opening and will have all the activities for the months of June and July listed on it.


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Please be sure to pick one up at the Center when you come. To register at the new building will


consist of fi lling out a registration form and going through orientation to hear about all the activities we are going to offer at the new center. There will be registration days later in the month of May so as many people that want to register early can. The dates are being set and will be announced in my next letter. There is no registration fee if you live in Hudson and a $10 registration fee if you live outside of Hudson. The Center is open to people that are 55 and older. There will be a lunch offered at the new Center and will be provided by St. Joe’s Senior Services. If you are 60 and older there is a $3 donation per meal and if you are under 55 there is a fee for the meal. We will have more information on this when you register with the center. The tables have been ordered for the


big room, but the choice of which chair is going to be left up to the Seniors! We will have samples of the chairs at the Community Center starting on Tuesday for people to try out and see which they like the best. Please stop by and vote on the chair that you prefer to sit on. We will be fi nalizing the chair selection by Thursday at the latest, so get in early to see what the choices are! Welcome to all out new friends at Coffee


Club! We are so glad you come down on Tuesdays to sip and chat! Mary and Dot as always the coffee is wonderful! A huge thank you goes out to the


Hudson Memorial School for inviting us to the play “Annie!” What a wonderful job by these talented students and we couldn’t have been more excited to have been included. The front row seats you saved for us were amazing, and what a great job by the cast and crew! Thank you again and we will be back next year!


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~ For the Kitchen ~ Since it is getting warm out and we have started cooking on the grill again I thought I would share my pasta salad with all of you. This dish only gets better when you add your favorite ingredients so please feel free to eliminate those you don’t like and add more that you do. It can also be cut in half to make a smaller portion and refrigerates very well so it can last all week.


Pasta Salad 1 box pasta (rotini, ziti, macaroni or use your favorite) Cherry tomatoes Yellow, green and red peppers Large Vidalia onion 1 can black olives halved Cubed cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella or Colby Jack) Pepperoni (cut in half or quarters) Ham cubes Baby carrots Celery stalks


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texture, drain and set aside. Chop all vegetables, peppers into small pieces, carrots into small bites, celery into small pieces and halve the cherry tomatoes. Mince the onion and cut up the meat if needed to make small bits. Place pasta and all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir ingredients together. For the fi nal touch, add your favorite mayonnaise or dressing. Italian salad dressing is nice and so is Ranch. For a larger group, use multiple large vegetables, for a smaller serving use only one or half of one for each. Feel free to add or subtract ingredients based on your favorites; it also tastes great with summer squash! Enjoy!


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