Pittsfield NH News



The 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!

On 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 any questions.

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 at PES.

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 Website.

Pittsfield Area Senior Center Activities

Thurs., June 26 - Service Link Representative available.

10 a.m. - Bingo

12:30 p.m. - Counted Cross Stitch.

Fri., June 27 - 10:00 a.m. - Bridge Practice

10:00 a.m. - Chair Dancing.

10:30 a.m. - Chair Exercise.

11:00 a.m. - Yoga

Mon., June 30 - 9:00 a.m. - VNA Clinic.

10:00 a.m. - Medication Evaluation Presentation By VNA.




Tues., July 1 - 10:00 a.m. - Crafts, Senior Swim Time.

10:00 a.m. - Easy Bridge Lessons!

* Stuffed Peppers

Wed., July 2 - 10:00 a.m.- Chair Exercise.

10:30 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

PSNH 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 communities.

"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 Awards include:

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-nh.com/departments/fire/index.htm.

Yours in Fire Safety

Lt. Nicholas Abell

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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Chief Robert E. Wharem


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

By Larry Konopka

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 alternative.

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 Mabel Lash.

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 03234

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 great-great grandchildren.

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 Chagnon.

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.











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