Letter To The Editor
board meeting 10/10/17- We held a public hearing regarding an
application for real estate tax relief pursuant to incentive RSA
79-E for 1 Fayette St. This property was sold by the town last year
and the new owners are improving not only the looks but its function
as a business that once again benefits the town.
all agreed that the modest tax break would send the right message to
others that Pittsfield is “open for business.” Our town’s
uphill climb needs business as its foundation, and we’re
confident that the more receptive every part of dealing with
Pittsfield is, the more we’ll be considered for commercial
bids were accepted for town property such as unused vehicles and old
equipment, the ‘closed bid’ period having ended.
returning title of 365 Dowboro Rd. to the prior owners was signed,
the old tax bill having been fully satisfied.
required public hearings for the destiny of 37 Main St. were
scheduled for November 14 and 28. Anyone who wants input will get
their chance to speak at that time.
was accepted for the Lt. John J. Dunne Memorial Scholarship Trust.
from the county for this year’s tax apportionment of $716,410 was
received, and is slightly reduced from last year. It appears the
county and the state are tightening their belts as well as us.
Inside Once Upon A Mattress –
Minstrel, The Wizard, and The Jester
Pittsfield Players are now in rehearsal for their upcoming fall
musical Once Upon A Mattress, a hilarious comedy based on the story
of the Princess and the Pea. The show has a wonderful collection of
character roles, including these three fellows, the Minstrel, the
Wizard and the Jester. But who are the people behind the characters,
the ones who will be making each of these roles come alive on stage?
Evans is playing the role of the Minstrel, and it’s the Minstrel who
really spins the tale of Once Upon A Mattress, and even contributes
to the outcome of the plot. Gary has been doing community theatre in
southern N.H. for many years, performing as an actor, a singer, and
even sometimes a dancer. He likes both musicals and more
serious plays. The role of the Minstrel is one he is looking forward
to creating. His favorite roles so far have been in Lend Me a Tenor
with the Pittsfield Players, Brigadoon, Chicago, Moon Over Buffalo,
Cats, and Oliver. He was in the murder mystery And Then There
Were None in Franklin and starred as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha
in Pittsfield. Gary lives with his family on a small farm in
Weare and is retired from teaching and restoring old houses.
Chinn is playing the role of the Wizard, the Queen’s right hand man,
so to speak, and a whiz at conjuring up all sorts of mischief for
the royal lady. John is in his fourth season with the Pittsfield
Players, appearing before as Willy in Dearly Beloved, and as Judd
Fry in last year’s fall musical Oklahoma! He also has designed and
built many of the sets for Players’ shows, has acted as stage
manager for several shows, and is the set construction foreman for
Once Upon A Mattress, helping to create the fabulous castle set that
you will see on stage. By day John manages a fleet of construction
equipment for RHWhite Construction, and he lives in Epsom with his
wife Tracy, who incidentally has volunteered to be house manager for
the Players for the run of the musical.
then there’s the Jester, who, of course, is the comic relief for the
show. Caleb Molloy will be creating that role, and he certainly is
having fun doing just that. Caleb came to the Pittsfield Players
through the Kid’s Theater Workshop, which he joined in 2011. He has
played many lead roles in the workshop, including Pat Gilbert in
State Fair, Jr., Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Jr., and Sonny in
Xanadu, Jr. Caleb has also joined the Players on stage for their
productions of South Pacific and Oklahoma! and he has appeared in
the Cabaret for a Cure.
Upon A Mattress will run at The Scenic Theatre for five performances
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 10, 11 and 12, and again
the following Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18. Tickets,
which are now on sale, can be purchased by visiting the Players’
www.pittsfieldplayers.com, and clicking on the TicketLeap
button. To reserve seats, you can call 435-8852, leave your name,
phone number and the date you want to come to see the show and we’ll
call you back to confirm your reservation. Please remember to spell
your name when leaving your message. We’ll have your tickets waiting
for you at the door the night of the show, and remember that we
accept cash and checks only at the box office. Don’t miss this
absolutely great show!
Letter To The Editor
you, Ronald Freeman, for your letter 10/11/17 in The Sun.
understand your feeling about standing for our flag and National
Anthem. You gave yourself in war to protect the freedoms we enjoy
draft and the war had continued, I’m not sure if I would have gone.
About a year after the war ended, I graduated high school and
enlisted in the United States Navy. However, I am not a veteran. I
did not fulfill my contract.
respect for anyone who did. The reason I stand for the flag at Town
Meeting and the National Anthem at the Deerfield Fair is that I
truly feel united with my town and my country. But it’s getting
harder to do.