Pittsfield Middle School Softball team recently took first place in
the Suncook Valley League tournament. Pictured are: back row: Coach
Plante, Brittany Cassel, Emily Buchanan, Chelsea Connor, Sage
Anthony, Katelynn McLennan, Cori Day, Bekah Adams, Nicole Scotti,
Christianna Thompson, Manager Sarah Buchanan; front row: Colleen
Corliss, Cassidy Day, Aunna Towle, Jodi Shea, Ashley Jury, Crystal
Marsh, Kelsey Wrye, Emily Tyler; and seated in front: Jen Tyrell.
Congratulations on a super season!
Sunday, June 8th Pittsfield Cub Scout Pack 84 had a year end
celebration picnic at the FB Argue Recreational Area. Awards were
given and books and kerchiefs were given out for the next scouting
year. Then the boys enjoyed a cookout, ice cream sundaes and
swimming on a very hot day. We had a great day. If you have a boy
who is interested in joining the Cub Scout team Pittsfield there
will be sign-ups held at the end of August. There will also be a Cub
Scout float in the Old Home Day parade. Look for us then if you have
Back row from left to right: Kellie Vien, Katrina Haynes, and Jacey
Darrah. Front row: from left to right: Katyln Gonzalez, Mike
Migliozzi, and Darren Brooks received Presidential Awards for 2008
Celebrating Birthdays are: June 26, Jamie Munn; June 27, Glenn
McLaughlin, Mark Portigue, Sydney Snell; June 28, Elaine Wallace,
Theresa Gadoury, Jenamarie Boston; June 29, Chris Young; June 30,
Francis H. Donovan; July 1, Jasmine Riel, Carole Richardson, Deborah
Collins. A Very Happy Birthday to one and all.
Best Wishes to Dave and Betty Sweet who will
celebrate their Wedding Anniversary on June 27.
Nominations For Citizen Of The Year
Do you know someone who has distinguished
him/herself through service to our community?
Nominations for the 2008 Pittsfield Citizen of
the Year are now being accepted. Please submit this person's name,
along with a brief explanation as to why he/she should have this
honor bestowed upon him/her.
Nominations may be sent to: Pittsfield Citizen of
the Year, P.O. Box 173, Pittsfield, NH, 03263, or via links on the
Pittsfield Area Senior Center Activities
June 26 - Service Link Representative available.
10 a.m. -
p.m. - Counted Cross Stitch.
June 27 - 10:00 a.m. - Bridge Practice
a.m. - Chair Dancing.
a.m. - Chair Exercise.
a.m. - Yoga
June 30 - 9:00 a.m. - VNA Clinic.
a.m. - Medication Evaluation Presentation By VNA.
July 1 - 10:00 a.m. - Crafts, Senior Swim Time.
a.m. - Easy Bridge Lessons!
July 2 - 10:00 a.m.- Chair Exercise.
a.m. - Chair Dancing.
Hot Dog and Beans
The PASC Lemonade Stand
Watch for the Seniors Lemonade Stand on July 19th
at the Pittsfield Old Home Days and again on August 2nd at the "Fire
Storm 2008 Tour," The Largest Fireworks Show in New England at the
Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally. We have fabulous raffle prizes,
fantastic homemade lemonade, and superb homemade jumbo cookies.
Proceeds go toward subsidizing trips and programs specifically for
our wisdomfull citizens. Monetary donations to defray the cost of
ingredients or to sponsor a senior would be hugely appreciated!
It Shows We Care
The hanging flower baskets are up! Yes, all forty
of them. Our squares, sidewalk pots, parks and poles are a thing of
beauty. Our thanks to a small number of people people who donated
toward the hanging baskets are: The Clothes Closet, Florence Freese,
Louise King, Sarah Laro, Leon and Corine Miller, Sr., Judith
MacLellon, Women of Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Trailer Toms, Ralph
and Maureen Van Horn, Cedric Dustin, and Ann Tilton.
It's not too late to send in your donation toward
these baskets to Babe Jenisch, 19 Loudon Road, Pittsfield.
If you have a truck and wish to help watering
throughout the summer, please call John Lenaerts. He and Don Morse
have been doing it for years. John's number is 942-8879. Won't you
offer your help in any small way to keep Pittsfield looking like we
care and by the looks of things now, it does. Keep it up.
Inspired Minds Want Others to Know
Celebrates the Power of Volunteerism
Many companies are after the best and most
capable employees, but Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH)
desires an additional quality: volunteerism. The company recently
revamped its long-running volunteer program - now called The
Inspiration Awards - to recognize the ways in which employees'
charitable actions inspire others to get involved in their own
"The Inspiration Awards are a reflection of our
changing workforce, and of our efforts to preserve the very best
aspects of PSNH's culture for future generations," said Gary Long,
PSNH president and chief operating officer. "I'm proud to work with
a group of people for whom community-involvement is second nature."
The recipients of PSNH's inaugural Inspiration
Donna Keeley of Pittsfield, for the Local
Leadership Award. In 2007, Keeley was part of a Rotary mission to
the town of Danli, Honduras to install water filters in a remote
village that has no electricity or water system. In the summer
months, she can be seen around Pittsfield watering the town flowers
from big water barrels in the back of her husband's truck.
Each of the award recipients and teams received a
$300 donation to the charity of their choice. Each year, hundreds of
PSNH employees lend their time and energy to organizations across
the state. The company hopes that the Inspiration Awards and its
recipients will continue to inspire others to become more involved
in the communities in which they work and live.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall
Recently a safety bulletin was issued by the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall of counterfeit
Square D circuit breakers. Square D manufactures electrical
components to include electrical panels and circuit breakers. This
recall may affect residences, and businesses of New Hampshire, and
property owners should check to see if their homes are affected. The
complete CPSC report can be found by going to the Pittsfield Fire
Departments home page and clicking on `CPSC Product Recall'. The
fire department's main page can be accessed at www.
Pittsfield Fire Dept.
Pittsfield Police Department Arrest Log
On June 2, 2008, Dale Hallquist, 48, of Bear Hill
Road, Chichester, NH, was charged with Simple Assault and Reckless
Conduct. Hallquist was given a court date to appear in Concord
District Court on July 25, 2008.
On June 2, 2008, Mark Randall, 23, of Loudon
Road, Pittsfield, was charged with Operating on Private Land Without
Permission and was given a court date to appear in Concord District
Court on June 6, 2008.
On June 10, 2008, Andrew Lake, 45, of Leavitt
Road, Pittsfield, was arrested on a Bench Warrant and charged with
Driving Under the Influence. Lake was given a court date to appear
in Concord District Court on June 20, 2008.
On June 13, 2008, Joel Morse, 20, of Catamount
Road, Pittsfield, was charged with three counts of Felonious Sexual
Assault and was given a court date to appear in Concord District
Court on July 18, 2008.
On June 13, 2008, Michelle Buja, 40, of River
Road, Pittsfield, was charged with Interference of Custody of a
Child, and was given a court date to appear in Concord District
Court July 18, 2008.
PASC Fundraising Raffle
The Pittsfield AREA Senior Center fundraising
raffle this year is $500.00 for Heating Help for this coming
winter. Tickets are $5.00 each or a book of 5 for $20.00. Tickets
are available now through December 19, 2008. Look for us at
Pittsfield Old Home Days and the Balloon Rally. The drawing and
announcement of winner will be held at PASC Holiday Party on
December 19th at 12 noon. It's a pretty good deal! Proceeds will go
toward Pittsfield AREA Senior Center programs, trips and event
planning. Stop by or call 435-8482 for tickets.
From The Pittsfield
Select Board's Desk
During the May 27, 2008, meeting of the
Pittsfield Selectmen a presentation was given by owners and agents
of the American Energy Independence Company (AMENICO), LLC. The firm
presented plans to acquire the Suncook Tannery property, improve the
appearance of the building and adjacent grounds while starting an
alternative energy production business.
AMENICO proposes to move its business office to
the Tannery building, provide space to convert diesel engines that
will be powered with recycled vegetable oil, install tanks for raw
and finished product storage and install filtering equipment to
convert the used vegetable oil into a clean fuel product.
AMENICO has partnered with a local site
construction firm, J. Parker and Daughters, to demonstrate that the
recycled oil can successfully and economically fuel common equipment
using diesel engines.
The Board of Selectmen was pleased to learn of
AMENICO's plans that will feature increased employment and
commercial investment in downtown Pittsfield. The Selectmen will
work closely with the firm to ensure that a smooth and rapid
start-up occurs. The Board is also pleased the firm chose Pittsfield
to begin the state of the art recycling business that is
environmentally friendly and that provides an affordable energy
The Selectmen are hopeful this good news will be
followed by more of the same as the regional business leaders
discover that Pittsfield is a "business friendly" community!
For further information please contact Board
Chairman Larry Konopka at 435-6129.
Raymond D. Corson
Raymond D. Corson, 77, formerly of the
Pittsfield/Barnstead, NH, area, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Maple
View Manor in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Raymond was born August 22, 1930, in Hooksett,
NH, to Jesse Samuel and Barbara I. (McKay) Corson.
He was raised in the Barnstead and Pittsfield
area before enlisting into the Army.
For the past 40 years he had lived and worked in
Connecticut as a herdsman and later as a landscaper in the Rocky
Hill, Connecticut area. He was well known and liked by his peers.
He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Corson;
brothers, Jesse Jr., Morse, Walter, and Ralph Corson; sisters, Zula
Riel, Evelyn Munsey, Barbara Ordway, and Gladys Ordway.
He is survived by one sister, Edith Larson, Her
husband, Fred Sr. of Cambridge, Maine; one brother, Robert Corson
Sr., his wife, Florence of Pittsfield, NH; a great many nieces and
nephews all over the U.S.
Calling hours will not be held.
Dorothy M. (Chase) Summers
Dorothy M. Summers, 89, of Dover, died June 21st
at the Epsom Health Care Center, Epsom, NH
She was born in Warner, the daughter of Francis
and Grace ( Foote) Chase. She had lived at Jensen's Farmwood Village
in Dover for over 30 years. She was employed by the Western Electric
Company in Andover, MA for over 20 years, retiring in 1975.
Her family includes a nephew, Wilbur Maxfield and
his wife Roberta of Pittsfield and a niece Paula Miller and a nephew
Craig Maxfield both of Loudon. She was predeceased by a sister Mary
Maxfield, 2 brothers, Edward and Archie Chase and a dear friend
There are no visiting hours. A Graveside Service
will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon.
The Rev. Roy Menefee, Pastor of the Park Street Baptist Church of
Pittsfield will officiate.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Epsom
Health Care Activities Fund, 901 Suncook Valley Highway, Epsom, NH
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield,
is assisting with arrangements.
Rose A. Aldrich
Rose Alma Alma Aldrich, 92, died June 8th
at her home in Virginia. She was a native of Pittsfield and was the
daughter of Louis and Laura Chagnon. She was the widow of Coy
Aldrich. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and
she was a member of the Red Hat Ladies while living in Florida.
She is survived by her daughter Shirley R.
Chappell and her husband Franklin of Hertford, NC. And her son
Joseph J. Reardon and his wife Tina of Virginia Beach. Six
Grandchildren , one deceased, seventeen Great Grandchildren and six
She also leaves a sister Theresa Green and
husband Charles of Moultonboro and was predeceased by 2 sisters,
Beatrice Stock and Helen Valtka. She was also predeceased by 4
brothers, Roland Shonyo, Edward Chagnon, Wilfred Chagnon, and Leon
A graveside Service will be held Friday June 27th,
in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Pittsfield. The Rev. John Leoghnane
Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church will officiate.
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield
is assisting with local arrangements.