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Sunrise Worship on Robinson Pond by AJ Dickinson


Many Hudson locals gathered on the shore of Robinson Pond this past Easter Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifi xion. The sun was shining that beautiful spring morning as these good hearted Christians joined together in musical harmony singing such songs as “Up from The Grave He Arose” and “Glorious” to the acoustic stylings of Kathy Secrest’s guitar.


The short, but sweet event, which has become


somewhat of a tradition here in Hudson, was concluded with Pastor Secrest of the First Baptist Church of Hudson who read a passage from Luke Chapter 24 of the Old Testament. All were then invited back to the church, located at the intersection on Central and Greeley Streets, where a bountiful breakfast awaited. Churchgoers who could not make it to the early sunrise service were still encouraged to attend the usual 10:30 a.m. Worship.


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Sunrise Worship at Robinson Pond


Pastor Secrest reads a passage from the Old Testament. New Life Church Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast by Tom Tollefson


New Life Christian Church offered something for both children and adults in their Easter event held last Saturday. The Hudson based church offered a free community breakfast at 9 a.m. for everyone with an egg hunt following at 10 a.m. “We wanted to do it (put on this event) as a way to build a bridge to the community and let them know that we are here for them, care for them and serve the needs of their family,” New Life Pastor Ken Heath said. Several dozen children and adults alike sat down for a full breakfast of bacon, pancakes, fruit, and of course, eggs. “I like the bacon. It was a pleasant smell walking in,” said parishioner Adam Wallis.


About 400 plastic eggs were hidden through the church’s Sunday school classrooms and in the yard outside. “I like fi nding the Easter Eggs and seeing what was in inside was exciting,” Amanda Dalphond, 10, said. The eggs were fi lled with candy and paper with


Andy Willis poses with daughter Celia Wallis after their breakfast at New Life Church.


encouraging Bible verses written down about Jesus Christ. A total of 12 children ages 2-10 scampered through eagerly fi nding the eggs. As the children looked for the eggs, their parents took photos and spent time socializing with others along the way. “I thought it was a lot of fun. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning,” said Misty Dery, who was in attendance with her two children.


Mercury Systems,


Advanced Microelectronics Center, a Very Unique Asset for Hudson


by Len Lathrop Governor Maggie Hassan participated in the ribbon cutting at Mercury Systems’ new Advanced Microelectronics Center Ribbon Cutting, highlighting how innovative, job-creating businesses like Mercury Systems are moving New Hampshire’s economy forward. The opening of this new facility signifi es Mercury’s investment to the future of innovation throughout the state. The new AMC facility will expand the breadth of engineers working in a cutting-edge facility on world-class sensors and platforms. With the launch, Mercury will now be able to support the growth trajectory of military defense innovation by offering a streamlined supply-chain from design to production.


In his welcoming remarks, Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury Systems, explained why this new site on Lowell Road is so important. He stated very simply, “this facility is a very unique asset. It is where we will design, develop, manufacture and test – RF Microwave, and other advanced microelectronics products and sub systems. These advanced technologies go into key military platforms that our customers develop which, in turn, play a part in


key DoD missions.” Mercury Systems is actually headquartered just south of Hudson in Chelmsford, MA. The Hudson AMC represents one of the crown jewels of Mercury, there are 160 highly skilled technical, engineering, and support staff. Aslett pointed out that “Mercury could have located this facility anywhere, but choose Hudson because it makes good business sense and it represents our commitment to the local economy, with a skilled and committed workforce and a terrifi c quality of life.”


Prior to cutting the ribbon with President Aslett, NH


Governor Hassan spoke to those gathered, mentioning how exciting it was to see a facility such as this AMC division of Mercury System in New Hampshire and it was made possible by the tremendous work force that new Hampshire has. How the citizen and businesses of NH can grow and innovate how everyone can roll up their sleeves and solve problems. She mentioned the current 4.2 unemployment rate and looking at the workforce she could see. Following the Ribbon cutting and a brief media presentation, the new facility was toured.


Children pose after the New Life Church egg hunt. Back row: Caitlyn Machado, 6, Harmony Briggs, 8,


Celia Wallis, 9, Kaitlyn Birr, 9, Abby Wallis, 7, Logan Briggs, 8, Ian Birr, 7, and Amanda Dalphond, 10. Front row: Kaden Finn, 6, Lillian Birr, 2, and Kyla Fontaine, 2.


New Life Christian Church is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. They also hosted a Thanksgiving dinner, and are involved with Care Net Pregnancy Center in Manchester, Anne Marie House, and have sent out missionaries to Haiti in the Dominican Republic. For more information, log onto www.newlifechristianchurch.org.


Staff photos by Len Lathrop


Kathy Benger, Kenny Benger and Kathy Secrest


Governor Hassan and Mercury Systems President and CEO Mark Aslett cut the ribbon opening the Advanced Microelectronics Center


Hudson Selectman Pat Nichols check out a component being developed in the Hudson facility


T e Hudson leadership team of Selectmen Pat Nichols and Roger Coutu with Town Administrator Steve Malizia discuss the operation with Rich Russo of the Mercury Systems.


Governor Hassan and other dignitaries tour the new facility.


Staff photos by Tom Tollefson


Staff photos by AJ Dickinson


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