An Open Letter To Senator Ayotte
reply to constituents who ask her to support a Constitutional
Amendment to declare that corporations are not people and do not
have the rights given to persons in the Constitution and its Bill of
Rights, Senator Ayotte says, “While I appreciate your writing to
express your concerns about the Citizens United decision, I believe
that First Amendment rights must be vigorously defended and not
Ayotte is a lawyer, and was appointed NH’s Attorney General by
Governor Benson. I would guess that she is not a constitutional
scholar, nor has she apparently read the writings of our founders,
or she would recognize and strongly support their concerns about the
power of corporations. Our founders did not intend that corporations
should have 1st amendment rights to free speech, nor the equal
protection of the law that those who made the 14th amendment
possible intended for people.
Corporations are not people. They are creations of the state, for
specific purposes, and we the people are supposed, through our
elected officials, to control them. We have allowed them to run
wild, to corrupt our government, and to put their profits before our
general welfare; the general welfare that is a purpose of our
also remind the Senator that individuals who are affiliated with
corporations are people and may individually express their freedom
of speech and that when money equals speech, freedom of speech for
the vast majority is being suppressed due to the inequity of wealth
Watershed Has A Deal For You!
year the Northwood Lake Watershed Association has a deal for you!
This creative fundraising is an Adrenaline Savings Ticket campaign.
Tickets cost just $20 and provide numerous discounts to area
merchants including restaurants, retail stores, recreational
activities and more. Our tickets will feature merchants located
throughout southern NH who have agreed to provide generous discounts
for their products and services. Tickets are perfect for busy,
on-the-go families who are looking for opportunities to save some
bucks. Discounts provided are good for one year.
addition to the discounts, our local families will benefit from the
knowledge that they have contributed to the health and well-being of
the Northwood Lake Watershed. Tickets are available from Watershed
board members and also on sale at several local businesses
throughout the summer. To take advantage of this opportunity please
Dolores (Colleto) Musso
(Colleto) Musso, of Ridge Road, passed away on July 24, 2013 at
home. Born on July 25, 1930 and raised in Haverhill, MA, daughter of
Antonio and Evangeline (Fisette) Colleto. She attended Haverhill
schools and earned her GED while raising five children.
worked as a winder at Western Electric, short order cook at Downy
Flake Donut Shop, cashier at Larry’s Clam Bar, head cashier at IGA,
caregiver, babysitter and second mom to many neighborhood kids. The
most important job, which she lovingly embraced, was being mom and
dad to her five children.
loved to play canasta, swim, garden, cook and care for her
grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, needlework,
canning, and bowling.
the widow of Corporal Mario Musso who died in 1963 and is
predeceased by a sister Stella Pews. Family members include five
children, Evangeline Musso-Ferrara of Newton, Cecelia Hart and
fiancé David LaFleche of Fremont, Joseph Musso and wife Rhonda of
Danville, Elizabeth Pontacoloni and husband Tulio of Northwood, and
Daniel Musso of Brentwood; thirteen grandchildren; eight great
grandchildren; brother Antonio Colleto and wife Roberta of Bradford,
MA; sister-in-law Janet Colleto and sister Theresa Zingale both of
Haverhill, MA; an uncle, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
celebration of life will be held at Sawyer’s Banquet Hall in
Plaistow on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse
Association, The Slusser Center, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH
03301 or online at
an online guest book, log on to
Eleanor M. Johnston
Mary (Law) Johnston, 90, passed peacefully into the Kingdom of
Heaven July 25th at Presidential Oaks, Concord after a period of
was born May 23, 1923 to Arthur and Clara Law. She grew up in Salem,
NH growing up and working at Law Dairy Farm on Pond Street. She is
predeceased by brothers Arthur, Milton and Warren and sisters
Mildred and Marilyn.
graduated from Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing in 1943
as an RN and proudly worked there for 40 years. She was a mentor to
many young nurses in her career. She wound down her career working
another 10 years at Berkeley Retirement Home, also serving on the
Board there for many years. She was a member of First Baptist
Church, Methuen and served as a Sunday School teacher, on the
Mission Committee, Scholarship Fund, Search Committee, Pastoral
Relations, President of the Women’s Federation, as a Deaconess and
ran the Church suppers with “her team” for 40+ years. Recently she
attended United Methodist in Pembroke.
married for 43 years to William John Johnston who passed in 1990.
She was secretary for his business Bill Johnston Scale Service. They
adopted and lovingly raised 4 children. She was predeceased by her
daughter Judith and is survived by daughter Rev. Cynthia Strosahl of
Biddeford, sons Peter Johnston of Allenstown and Paul Johnston of
Northwood. She has 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
resided most of her adult life in Methuen, spending the last 15
years in Allenstown and then Concord. She was an influence and
inspiration to many and will be sorely missed.
Funeral/burial will be August 3rd at First Baptist Church and Walnut
Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen.