Congratulations to Colleen Corliss of Pittsfield, N.H. who was
recently recognized for achieving academic distinction at the
University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Corliss, majoring in business administration, was named to the
dean’s list at UMass Lowell for the Fall 2014 semester.
To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have
completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and
earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than
C and without any incompletes.
Suncook Valley Snoriders Annual Poker Run, Saturday,
February 21st. Registration 10am-12pm at the ball field, 177 Tilton
Hill Rd Pittsfield. For more information visit our website at:
www.suncookvalleysnoriders.com or check us
out on Facebook.
Congratualtions to Jennifer Tyrell, of Pittsfield, who has been
named to the dean’s list at Frostburg State University, Frostburg,
Md., for outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2014
To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a
minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a cumulative semester grade
point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Pittsfield Food Pantry Dishes Up
The Pittsfield Food Pantry is holding a spaghetti and meatball
dinner and bake sale to benefit its outreach to the community. All
ages will enjoy the tasty meal of spaghetti and meatballs, salad,
dessert (including homemade pies), and beverages, which will be
served at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street,
Pittsfield, Saturday, February 21, 5-7 p.m.
A monetary donation is requested. Parking and wheelchair accessible
entry located at back of church. For more information, contact the
Food Pantry at 435-6773.
Dear Pittsfield Voters:
I am running for one of two open seats on the Pittsfield Planning
Board, and I ask for your vote on March 10.
12 years ago, I was an abutter to a major subdivision here in
Pittsfield. In those days, the planning board had seven members, and
all were selectively appointed by the board of selectmen. It was my
experience that the planning board often ignored abutters and gave
preferential treatment to developers. It was a bad time.
In 2009 and 2010, I was part of a group that petitioned for the
5-member elected planning board that we now have. An elected
planning board is important for isolating potential influence from
the select board by selective appointments. Under the leadership of
first Ted Mitchell and now Clayton Wood, this elected board has been
remarkably different from its predecessors. It is independent and
accountable. It has tried to obey and follow state planning laws,
listen and respond to abutters’ concerns, and protect property
values by supporting sensible development that benefits our town and
To me, fairness and protecting taxpayers are very important.
Furthermore, when abutters are concerned about a proposed
development or subdivision, it’s often because the development or
subdivision is in some way hurting their property values, and, as we
know, property values going down make the tax rate go up for
I am running for planning board quite simply to keep the board
moving forward. Please help me with your vote on March 10.
Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online
Access To Status
Recommendation Made by VA Employee, 2013 SAVE Award Winner
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan, Chaplain
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions
online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans
Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking
for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy.
The Prescription Tracker was recommended by VA employee Kenneth
Siehr, a winner of the President’s 2013 Securing Americans Value and
Efficiency (SAVE) Award. Siehr’s idea focused on the use of
technology as a way to save money and improve the services VA
provides to its patients.
“Our nation’s Veterans deserve a first-class pharmacy and quality
customer service as a part of the exceptional health care available
from VA,” said Siehr, the National Director for Consolidated Mail
Outpatient Pharmacies. “It is an honor to be part of serving
Veterans and to have been recognized for an idea that enhances our
services to them.”
More than 57,000 Veterans are currently using the service through My
HealtheVet, an online feature that allows Veterans to partner with
their health care team. The number is expected to grow as VA starts
to educate Veterans about the new feature. Later this month, the
tracking feature will include images of the medication that
dispensed. Over the next year, a secure messaging alert will be
added so that Veterans know when a medication was placed in the
“VA prescription refill online is an excellent example of how one
employee looked at the process of VA prescription tracking through
the eyes of our Veterans and came up with an idea that better serves
Veterans,” said Interim Under Secretary for Health, Carolyn M.
Clancy. “This idea is both innovative and transformative, and it is
certainly one, when put into action, improves customer service for
Guys And Dolls Jr. Arrives At The Scenic Theatre In The
Pittsfield Players’ Annual Kid’s Theater Workshop
The Pittsfield Players’ Kid’s Theater Workshop has recently been
hard at work rehearsing for their latest performance, Guys and Dolls
Jr. Thirty-one dedicated kids ranging from ages 8 to 18 have worked
tirelessly to prepare for their roles in this musical which includes
comedy, romance, and action.
Three days each week the entire cast and crew have been rehearsing
this hilarious comedy set amongst the hustle and bustle of New York
City in a world where gamblers run illegal crap games, and missions
struggle to bring in sinners to join them in the fight against the
sin of New York. Nathan Detroit, a relentless crap game runner,
Adelaide, Nathan’s fiancé, Sky Masterson, a hard-core gambler who is
willing to take any bet that comes to him, and Sarah Brown, a
mission doll who becomes the victim of one of the bets Sky Masterson
is put up to are the main characters in this story.
With action, romance, and spectacular music composed
by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls Jr. is an event you will definitely
want to put on your calendar. Guys and Dolls Jr. will run at the
Scenic Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 19, 20,
and 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids under
18. The show will also be performed for local schools on Tuesday and
Wednesday, February 17 and 18 in special matinee performances. For
more information about these afternoon performances, contact Maye
[email protected]. To reserve
tickets for the evening performances, call 435-8852.
The cast features Emma Molloy as Sarah Brown, Jacob Scruton as Sky
Masterson, Turner Jennings as Nathan Detroit, Caleb Molloy as
Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Joe Garcia as Benny Southstreet, Joe Molloy
as Rusty Charlie, AJ Robidas as Harry the Horse, Justin Greene as
Angie the Ox, Dylan O’Brien as Big Jule, and Ian Treadwell as
Officer Brannigan. Alex Keyes portrays Miss Adelaide along with
Lexie O’Brien as Mimi. The Hot Box Girls include Katie O’Brien,
Taylor and Sabrina Sargent, Lily Michaud, Jordan Atherton, and
Samantha Simpson. Sarah May Schultz plays Arvide Abernathy with
Abigail Cote, Kolby Ryan, and Kianna Vincelette, April and Molly
Keyes, and Cecily Schultz as the Mission Band Members. Tessa Keyes
plays General Cartwright. The lovely dolls are played by Kaylyn
Zensky, Madeline Decker, Jaden Beattie, and Faith Griffin. The guys
are played by Dalton Swenson, David Cote, and Spencer Griffin. And
the cops are played by Matthew Swenson and Joseph Cote.
The show is directed by Maye Hart and choreographed by Dee Dee
Pitcher. The lighting was designed by Jim Hart, with set design by
Jim Hart, Dylan O’ Brien, and Turner Jennings. The lighting booth is
run by Chris Garcia, with sound run by Essence Bourque and follow
spot by Lily Edmond. Costumes were graciously provided and made by
Margot Keyes, Cathy Pence, and Ashley Pence.
The Kid’s Theater Workshop is a program specifically designed to
introduce kids to being on the stage and acting for a live audience.
The finish production is presented to local schools in special
matinee performances along with three additional evening
performances. It is a program open to ages 8 to 18, where kids can
work wherever they feel most comfortable, whether it be in the
spotlight, or in technical positions such as lights, sound, and
$500 IN CASH and more than 100 pounds of food were donated to the
Pittsfield Food Pantry by employees of Kentek Corporation. Proceeds
were realized from straight donations and a pre-Super Bowl raffle.
Preparing to deliver the goods are employees (from left) Carol
Cummings, Lisa Dumond and Jim Davis. Kentek employees have been
donating to the Food Pantry for the past several years.
Pittsfield Holds 6th All Board/Committee Forum
On Saturday, January 31st, the Economic Development Committee
sponsored another All Board/Committee Forum. The topic of this
meeting was Route 28 - existing conditions, limitations, challenges
and economic development potential. Those in attendance included:
Senator John Reagan and business owners of Barry Podmore, Rustic
Crust, Elm Grove Companies, Noble Spirit and Maxfield’s Hardware.
Town officials present were: Town Administrator, Building Inspector,
members of the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Master Plan Committee,
Conservation Commission, Budget Committee and the Economic
Development Committee (including the Board of Selectmen
representative). The Suncook Valley Regional Development Corporation
was also represented. Also there were several residents sitting in
on the meeting. It was standing room only with well over 30
After the welcome and introductions, Mike Tardiff, Executive
Director, Central NH Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC), provided
opening remarks. We were reminded that what Pittsfield is doing by
holding these forums is unique to this region and important for
communications. He also talked about demographic changes and
challenges we face on a regional, state level, and beyond.
Following Mike’s remarks Matt Monahan, Chief Planner, CNHRPC,
brought newcomers up-to-date by providing background and history of
the All Board/Committee meetings. Matt then passed off to Mike
Williams, Town Administrator. Mike gave an update on downtown
revitalization efforts, including:
• Molly’s Tavern
• Finalizing Acquisition of 37 Main Street
• Removal of Building at 7 Depot Street
• Property at 42 Chestnut Street Probably will become parking for
After this update, Matt and Stuart Arnett, Arnett Development Group,
facilitated the meeting. It was a two part discussion of Route 28.
First the existing conditions were considered:
• No Natural Gas Line
• Very Limited Water & Sewer
• Inadequate Broadband and Cell Phone Services
• Wetland, Slopes and Other Terrain Features
• Limited Highway Access (6 Curb Cuts)
• Route 28 shares the same Commercial/Light Industrial Zone as the
• Traffic Counts (11,000 in 2013)
• Tax Incentive Zones Along Eastern Side of Route 28
Next the discussion centered around Route 28 Challenges and Economic
Potential. All existing conditions along the highway are considered
challenges but a strategy on how to approach them emerged:
• Pursue Route 28 and Downtown Revitalization/Development at the
• Focus Efforts on the East Side of Route 28 (on Side of Downtown)
• Explore phased expansion of sewer & water along eastern side of
• Phase I: From Concord Hill Road to Upper City Road
• Phase II: From Upper City Road to Shaw Road
• Phase III: Shaw Road to Barnstead Town Line
NOTE: There is the Potential of Grant Money for a Feasibility Study
and Evaluation of Water & Sewer Lines.
• Pursue Ways of Improving Town-Wide Broadband Connectivity
• Determine availability of natural gas and get it expanded along
Once the strategy was set, actual action steps were put in place:
• Will Identify All Parcel Owners
• Will provide maps/charts of Route 28
• Will gather broadband information
• Will research where natural gas and broadband lines are State-wide
• CNHRPC will update maps, as needed
There will continue to be monthly Communication Enhancement meetings
by boards and committees, keeping everyone informed of the progress
being made, and helping direct the research efforts.
The EDC would like to thank Senator Reagan and all the participants
for an extremely productive meeting. The next All Board/Committee
Forum is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 AM at the
Town Hall. The public is always invited to participate.
Remember: “To Predict The Future, Create The Future” Abraham
Letter To The Editor
Consider this my official notice of my intent to get elected to the
I went to talk to Mike Williams at the Town Hall and discovered my
competition. Pat Heffernan is also running, along with Paul Metcalf,
Jr., and another fella who is serving as an alternate on the zoning
Two seats open, four people running. Talk about some tough
competition. Politics is a losing game, but once in a while you win
one. This probably won’t be the one. But here goes.
I have never been a big fan of zoning. I did mistakenly vote for it
in 1988. I think. Error in judgement.
I’m still mad Randy Cutter was never able to open a truck repair
facility on Concord Hill Rd. Pat might say, “seems like a no brainer
Anyway, I’ve had some issues with our building inspector this past
summer. So, I’m really weary of using my position to set up
roadblocks to people. I’m a conservative when it comes down to a
landowner’s rights. I’m a liberal when it comes to legalizing pot.
But mostly I do it for entertainment. I’m a social type of guy. I
like being part of my community.
Martin Luther King said if you want things to go your way, you have
to be involved.
I just spotted an old glass shower door. I might take some white
paint and paint on it “Vote for Daniel Schroth Zoning Board, If You
I’m already having fun.
Daniel L. Schroth Piermarocchi
No cell. No computer. Just a stone man with all our rocks buried
beneath three feet of snow. No wonder I’m running for zoning board.
CHOCOLATE... Our Next Great ADVENTure
Who doesn’t love chocolate? As part of our “ taste and see that the
Lord is Good” event we will have a chocolate fountain and all
manner of sweet and chocolate goodies... cookies, fudge, brownies,
etc. at the Advent Christian Church on Sunday February the 15th.
Ever had biscuits with chocolate gravy before? Come and try this
Taste and See that the Lord is Good thru our worship at 9:30 and
then our fellowship time. No charge!
The Advent Christian Church, 68 Main St. in Pittsfield is located
next to the Community Center. Come and be filled in a variety of
sweet ways. For more information contact pastor Jay Hardy at
Letter To The Editor
A Call for a Convention of States
Citizens paying attention to the state of our union are feeling
desolate and increasingly aware of the fact that the Federal
Government is corrupt and quickly becoming authoritarian.
Our federal government has overreached its constitutional power.
The fundamental principles of Checks and Balances within the three
branches of our government have become ambiguous.
Article 5 of our constitution allows the right to call for a
Convention of States, which would rein in the power of the federal
government and return the citizen’s rightful power over the
governing elite. It states:
“…application of 2/3 of several states shall call a convention for
proposing amendments, which, in either case shall be valid to all
intents and purposes, as part of this constitution when ratified by
the legislatures of ¾ of the several states…”
This, in essence states, that by working together, citizens and
state legislators can restore the checks and balances over federal
power put in place by our founding fathers through Article 5 to
protect our liberty from the corruption and power of Washington
Thus far, 21 states have filed. 34 states are necessary. Let’s
make NH State #22!
The Convention of States Bill, HCR3, will have a hearing at 11AM in
rooms 210 and 211 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. I
will be there. I am hopeful you will be there.
Gloria G. (Drolet) Yeaton
G. (Drolet) Yeaton, 74, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Pleasant
View Center in Concord.
Born in Pittsfield on October 21, 1940, Gloria was the daughter of
Doria and Malena (Bishop) Drolet.
Gloria loved being with family and when she wasn’t working as a hair
stylist, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, and refinishing furniture.
She was the widow of Douglas Yeaton, who died in 1997 and is
survived by 3 children, Suzanne Bosiak and Diane Bishop, both of
Northwood, and James Yeaton of Watertown, TN; 5 grandchildren; 2
great grandchildren; a sister, Jacqueline Cutter of Epsom; a
brother, Michael Drolet of Rochester; and nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will gathered on Sunday, February 8 at the Still
Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the CRVNA
Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Roxanne McRae of Pittsfield, 59 born on October 24, 1955 in Stark,
Florida passed away Monday evening, January 26, 2015 at Concord
Hospital after a long term illness.
She is survived by two brothers, Thomas and Benjamin Starling and
her five children, William Morel, Christopher Morel, Richard
Marable, James McRae, and Cassandra Levesque. She is also survived
by sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces
Services will be held in the Spring and notification will be sent
out at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Patient Services
Fund, NH Kidney Center, 248 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Beverly E. Moore
Pittsfield – Beverly E. Moore, of Tilton Hill Road, died January
29th at the Portland Medical Center in Portland Maine of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident in Wolfeboro, NH.
She was born in Clinton, MA the daughter of the late Robert W. Moore
and Audrey S. (Lundstrom) Moore of Pittsfield. She has lived in
Pittsfield since 1979. She has been employed by H&R Block Co. as a
tax professional for several years. She worked for the US Census
Bureau twice. Prior to that she worked with her family for the
Robert W. Moore Textile Design Co. She was a fifty year member of
the Girl Scouts and had been a Girl Scout Leader. She attended the
First Congregational Church of Pittsfield and was a member of the
Dorcas Guild. She loved to travel and took a travel course at
Hesser College in Manchester graduating with honors, proving herself
in a college setting. She was active in Native American Events held
regularly in Sanbornton and was honored by them for consistent
contributions and wisdom.
She is survived by her mother, Audrey S. Moore of Pittsfield; a
brother Donald R. Moore and his wife Carol Washington of Weybridge,
VT. Three nieces and a nephew and 2 grandnephews and a grandniece.
A Memorial service will be scheduled in early March at the
Congregational Church with the rev. David Stasiak, Pastor
An urn burial will be at the family’s convenience in the Woodlawn
Cemetery, Clinton, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Congregational
Church of Pittsfield, Main Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
The Perkins and Pollard Funeral Home is assisting the family with