of the Year
time to make nominations for Pittsfield’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.
Please let us know who you feel deserves this honor for their
actions and activities benefiting our town. A panel of former
Citizens of the Year will decide from the nominations submitted who
will get this honor. Please send your nomination as to who and why
your nominee should be honored to:
of the Year
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Nominations must be received by June 13, 2018. Thank
Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving Pittsfield and Barnstead) is
collecting gently used items for the Town Wide Yard Sale.
Spots are available (for $10) for other groups or individuals to set
up with the Lions Club at Northeast Earth Mechanics on Barnstead Rd.
If you have any items you’d like to donate or for more information,
please contact Laurie Vien at 435-5052.
BRING ALL DISCARDED NEEDLES TO THE BCEP OFFICE IN A HARD PLASTIC
CONTAINER - discarded needles do not belong in the mixed paper, the
plastic OR any of the recycle bins. This is very dangerous
for the staff to discover used needles "hidden" in the recyclables.
ALSO, soiled personal hygiene products should be disposed of in the
trash. Thank you for your cooperation. Questions gladly
answered by any staff member or call 435-6237.
Pittsfield Housing Standards has an opening for a member of their
board. This member needs to be a landlord owning a residential
rental property within the town of Pittsfield who is also a legal
resident and a registered voter in the town of Pittsfield. If you
have any questions, please call Kim at 435-6773 ext 21.
You and the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce
Our 21st Annual Yard Sale
Your address in Barnstead, Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon,
Northwood or Pittsfield or our community site at Dustin Park in
June 1st – 3rd, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., you choose 1, 2 or 3 days, same
Much: $5 for individual registration, $10 for multifamily, $0 for
Started in 1997 by the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce, the
Annual Yard Sale was created to bring people to town in a way that
showed off the entire town of Pittsfield. What better way to
explore the beauty and opportunities in Pittsfield than by exploring
the back roads and side streets and conversing with the residents.
In the past 20 years, people from all over New England have come to
our area to enjoy the Yard Sale. Many neighboring towns started to
hold town wide events at the same time. In 2013 it was changed to a
Multi-Town Yard Sale to include all member towns of the Chamber.
This was done in order to offer the benefit of this widely
advertised event to our entire membership area as well as to help
promote the yard sales of the weekend in all of our member towns.
The transition has brought changes to the event, spreading the
traffic over 7 towns instead of a concentration on downtown
Pittsfield. We are excited to celebrate 21 years of this wonderful
tradition! Being a three day event, it allows shoppers and
sellers a lot of time to buy and sell. It is a fun weekend for
those visiting our area and a gratifying weekend for those
participants cleaning out their attics and garages!
Participants register their home or business address in order to
advertise their personal Yard Sale. Multi family locations are
welcome and encouraged. Non profits find this to be an excellent
fundraising opportunity. The map of registered locations will be
available online at
www.PittsfieldChamber.org in the days prior to the event. There
will also be a printable list of addresses available on the
register? Registration forms will be available in the Suncook Valley
Sun and online at
Questions? Contact events@PittsfieldChamber.org
Pittsfield School District Workshop: The Nurtured Heart Approach®
Utilizing funds, the district receives through the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grant, a workshop will be offered
to interested parents, guardians, and staff. The workshop will
be conducted by Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., a licensed clinical
mental health counselor, on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 to 3:00 in
the PMHS Media Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
little bit about Nurtured Heart Approach:
Children get so much more – more relationship, more intense
relationship – when things go wrong. This fundamental error is found
in most ways of parenting and discipline in schools. The Nurtured
Heart Approach® will show you that your best efforts may actually
fuel the intensity of challenging behaviors. Nurtured Heart
Approach® will show you how making some simple shifts will bring
dramatic changes, within hours. The Nurtured Heart Approach®
provides a practical method to support parents and caregivers feel
more powerful and effective in making their children feel noticed
and appreciated when things go right. Children are more eager to
please when they believe they are recognized for the correct choices
they make throughout the day.
are interested in participating in a free six-hour workshop with Ms.
Derapelian, which may dramatically change the way you interact with
your child(ren), please email Tobi Chassie at
before May 25th.
Phyllis from the
Clothes Closet, getting ready to donate a whole lot of sand toys,
noodles , play toys, etc., to the F.B. Argue Memorial Pool. She
thanks all the customers who shop at the Clothes Closet! Without
them, this wouldn’t be possible.
"Ray" Webber (77)
will be a celebration of life for Raymond "Ray" Webber (77) with a
mass at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, 20 River Road,
Pittsfield NH on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in
Floral Park Cemetery, High Street, Pittsfield, NH A reception will
be held immediately following at Jim Webber's at 826 South Barnstead
Road, Barnstead NH.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) strongly supports
H.R. 5674, the VA MISSION Act. This bipartisan, bicameral
legislation would advance one of Paralyzed Veterans' top priorities-
recognition of the sacrifice of veterans' caregivers. The expansion
of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Comprehensive Family
Caregiver Program to veterans injured before September 11, 2001, is
critical to our members and has been a main legislative focus for
Paralyzed Veterans for several years.
you to contact your representatives NOW to support this bill.
this spring, Congress came very close to including a similar
legislative package as part of the omnibus appropriations bill,
which Paralyzed Veterans and the VA strongly supported. Regrettably,
this effort did not succeed. However, Paralyzed Veterans, alongside
fellow veterans service organizations, continued to press on the
progress made, and urged Congress not to lose momentum in advancing
these critical, long sought after reforms in the waning days of the
5674 would also consolidate and reform VA's community care programs,
as well as provide for the realignment and modernization of VA's
health care infrastructure. Paralyzed Veterans greatly appreciates
the efforts of House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe
(R-TN) and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny
Isakson (R-GA) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT) for their hard
work in seeing this historic legislation be accomplished.
cannot find the office phone number for your representative, please
contact the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be
directed to the appropriate House office. Thank you for your
support. Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives
of all people with disabilities.
Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
To The Editor
Board Meeting 5/8/18
agreed to put a Warrant Article requested by the Conservation
Commission on the ballot next March which would increase their share
of Current Use change tax.
logging intents were approved, reflecting dryer ground and frost
residents were reappointed to the Old Home Day Committee. This
dedicated group is an example of townspeople stepping up every year
to quietly make sure tradition continues without much thanks.
discussed police coverage and the financial responsibility that
we're bound to uphold by law and directed by voters within the
approved budget. A fundamental rule of finances is that you don't
spend money you don't have. We don't get the choice of robbing Peter
to pay Paul.
several officers exercising their right to move onto other
opportunities and the shortage statewide of certified applicants for
replacements, we'll undoubtedly be paying double during the time new
hires are trained while concurrently keeping the town covered using
overtime for our regular staff and details from other towns.
budget has been scrutinized by everyone and found no transferable
funds. If we're going to keep the PD budget from being spent to zero
before the end of the year (thus forcing a COMPLETE shutdown), the
fiscally responsible thing to do is be proactive by reducing the
amount we spend weekly. Slightly reducing coverage during typically
low call volume hours, we can "keep the doors open" over 90% of the
time for the rest of the year. It's the prudent response, given
projections caused by this "perfect storm." "On-call" coverage is
being explored but we've got to come to terms with the union in
order to implement this partial solution. We voted unanimously to
address this issue with temporary, limited, random, off-peak
coverage reduction for another two weeks.
Time To Move Ministries
Tim and Bethany Groves, along with their four children, Mackenzie,
Mikayla, Megan, and Micah, travel full time advancing God’s Kingdom
through praise & worship, anointed singing and sign language, and
the preaching of the Word. Join them at the Lighthouse Church of God
(29 Watson Street, Pittsfield), Sunday, May 20th at 11am. All are
welcome to this free event.