Editor’s Note: In the 2/11/15 issue of The Suncook Valley Sun, Dan
Schroth Piermarocchi’s letter to the editor mis-identified Paul
Metcalf, Jr. as a candidate for Pittsfield’s zoning board. Paul
Metcalf, Sr. should have been referred to as the candidate who filed
for one of the open seats.
Pittsfield Youth Sports would like to announce softball and baseball
signups for girls and boys aged 4-18. Signups will be held in the
Pittsfield Community Center on Wednesday, March 4 (5:30 p.m. – 8:00
p.m.), Saturday, March 7 (9:00 am – 12:00 p.m.), and Tuesday, March
10 (5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.). If your child is new to the program,
please bring a copy of his/her birth certificate to signups. If you
have questions, please contact Jesse MacGlashing at 724-7528.
Concord Hospital Trust Accepting Scholarship Applications
Concord Hospital Trust, the philanthropic arm of Concord Hospital,
announces the Concord Hospital Trust Scholarship Fund for nursing
and allied health students.
The Fund, part of the Trust’s endowments, was made possible by the
generosity of Concord Hospital’s many benefactors, both past and
present. Their vision was to inspire and enable students to pursue
careers in the nursing and allied healthcare professions to enrich
their lives, while ensuring the continued availability of quality
health care to the Greater Concord community.
The Concord Hospital Trust Scholarship Committee, a volunteer
sub-committee of the Trust’s Stewardship Committee, has developed
scholarship eligibility guidelines and will make decisions on Fund
Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic
merit, personal character, and other criteria. Students who live
within Concord Hospital’s primary service area, have graduated from
a high school within the service area, or who have lived within the
service area for one year are eligible to apply.
The application is available on Concord Hospital
Trust’s Web site at
www.ch-trust.org. All applications must be
received or postmarked by April 30. Award decisions will be made by
For more information about the Scholarship Fund, the
eligibility requirements or to apply, visit www.ch-trust.org or contact Concord Hospital Trust at (603) 415-6624.
Dear Pittsfield Voters,
I am running for one of two open seats on the Pittsfield Planning
Board. Please help me with your vote on March 10.
In 2005, the planning board approved Bailey Park with 13 new vacant
house lots on a cul-de-sac town road. Shortly after the approval,
the developer went bankrupt after having sold only three lots.
Taxes from 13 Bailey Park homes were supposed to pay for
maintaining Bailey Road, but only three homes have been built. The
rest of the town must cover most of the maintenance costs because no
consideration was made to protect the town against an unviable
development. Contrast this against the 2013 board under Chair
Clayton Wood, who protected the town’s financial interests by
requiring the developer of Stagecoach Station to bond their proposed
improvements against possible developer insolvency.
The planning board under Chair Clayton Wood is considering a new
subdivision regulation to require that developers proposing a new
town road must first demonstrate that Pittsfield taxpayers will not
find themselves maintaining a new town road that almost no one uses.
Unfortunately, the adoption of this regulation and other taxpayer
protections are in jeopardy. Since November, the planning board has
rejected the forward progress that minority board members Clayton
Wood and Jim Pritchard are trying to make happen.
If elected, I will support adopting subdivision regulations to
protect taxpayers, such as a regulation to protect taxpayers from
having to maintain new town roads that almost no one uses. I will
always protect property rights, but protecting property rights
includes protecting abutters and others who may be adversely
impacted by proposed development.
I am running for planning board to keep the board moving forward.
Please help me with your vote on March 10.
Dear Pittsfield Citizens:
It’s voting time and I am asking you to vote for Pat Heffernan in
his bid for one of the open seats on the zoning board.
I believe he will bring some new ideas and experience to this
Please join me in voting for him. See you at the polls.
The February 10 meeting of the Dorcas Guild of the First
Congregational Church of Pittsfield began with a call to order and
welcome to the 15 attendees by President Nancy Fogg. She asked that
we observe a moment of silence in remembrance of Beverly Moore and
Steve Lank. Leslie Vogt and Nella Hobson led the devotions with all
joining in “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Various pieces of correspondence were read and a few cards were sent
around for signing. Nella read the minutes of the January 2015
meeting, which were accepted as read. Reny Boyd read the treasurer’s
report, also accepted. The food basket brought by Nancy went to Gail
Ann Newton and then will go to Paula Corriveau. The mystery package
brought by Paula was won by Gail Ann. Gloria Biron explained the
needs associated with the Easter Breakfast and solicited donations.
Nancy then presented several current proposed projects the church is
facing in the upcoming year. Nella made a motion that was approved
that the Guild select one of the projects. Nella reported on the
wood cabinet project which will replace the current metal cabinet in
the Vestry holding surplus music. This project was approved.
Next discussed was the Concord PJ Party project. This is part of the
Spirit of Giving Campaign at the Concord Hospital and involves
donating funds or items such as PJs, underwear, socks, etc. for
children of all ages as well as for adults. The Guild voted to
approve this project.
The report of the committee to research alternative ways of donating
to fuel assistance followed. It was noted that Paula Corriveau
conducted extensive research, which was appreciated by all
attendees. Much discussion followed with the decision to take the
matter up at the next meeting.
Paula presented her ideas concerning a Saturday Mission Group –
sewing, knitting, crocheting different items such as pillowcases for
the military, hats, scarves, hand warmers, etc. for different
causes. The group would meet Saturdays, possible every other
Saturday from 10-2. More information will be forthcoming. A Prayer
Shawl Ministry was suggested and warmly received by the Guild. The
group was reminded of the upcoming Food Pantry Spaghetti Dinner to
be held at the church February 21, from 5-7 pm.
The hostesses then presented banana splits with all enjoying their
favorite ice cream with bananas and a variety of toppings. Next
month’s meeting will be held March 10 with hostesses Bev Murdough
and Nancy Fogg. It is our “Scavenger Hunt” evening as well as our
time to select prayer partners. Please bring along a toiletry item
for the Pittsfield Food Pantry.
Citizens and voters of Pittsfield,
I am writing today to ask for you to vote with me for Dan Greene for
a position on this year’s planning board.
The board seems to be in a position to make a change, and I believe
that Dan Greene would be a positive change for Pittsfield.
He has the education and the experience for this position.
He served on the planning board in the past, when the planning board
was very active!
Community and Unity means a lot to both Dan and myself, and for this
reason I think he would be the best choice for one of the upcoming
seats on the planning board! So, please join me in
voting for Dan Greene for planning board. I also like
Roland Carter for the planning board!
Over on the Zoning board, Pat Heffernan, Jeffrey Swain, and Paul
Metcalf, Sr. all have knowledge and time and understanding of the
Zoning board, and would be our best choices!
See you at the polls!
To the voters of Pittsfield,
My name is Daniel J. Greene. I am running for Pittsfield
Planning board. I used to be on the planning board when it was
appointed as well as elected. Whether it is elected or appointed,
five or seven member board, people with integrity will do right by
The current board under the chairmanship of Clayton Wood has done
more harm than good. The other members on the board have been
belittled and brow-beaten to the point that Mr. Wood and Mr.
Pritchard dictate under the guise of RSA. There needs to be a
balance between intelligence and common sense, right now it is lop
People that make up the public at these meetings have been abused by
the leadership of this board. This current board is not independent
or accountable. As far as keeping up, this board has taken 4 years
to vote in the correct “rules of procedure.” Only this April will
the board be a legal five member board. All the years of
hard work are to no avail if the members cannot work together, and
vote to make a difference. All one has to do is look at
past meeting minutes to see what has been going on.
So, in order to represent all parties fairly, and to protect the
taxpayers, please vote for me, Daniel J. Greene on March 10th.
Daniel J. Greene
Cancellation Of Fellowship Suppers
Loudon Center Freewill Baptist will be cancelling our Fellowship
Dinners for Sat Feb. 21st and Mar. 21st. due to the probability of
inclement weather. We will meet once again on April 18th for
Fellowship Supper with good food and entertainment. Please join us
then. May our Lord keep us warm and safe during these frigid and
American Legion Post 88 News
Submitted By Commander Shawn Jones
Our January meeting was attended by eleven members. I gave a report
to the members that I had attended the Selectman’s meeting the night
before and asked if the town would be willing to assist us with
paying for the Memorial Day parade since our revenue is declining. I
explained to them our biggest expense was the $500.00 donation we
make to the Merrimack Valley High School Band for their
participation in the parade. They said they would take the matter
under consideration and get back to me. Approximately a week later I
received a phone call from Brenda at the Selectman’s office who
informed me that the Recreation Committee agreed to have $500.00
transferred out of their annual budget and have this money put into
the Patriotic Purposes line item expense in the town budget. I would
like to thank Alicia Grimaldi and the rest of the Rec committee for
I attended the Mid-Winter Conference in Rochester on January 31st.
This was a very good conference with a lot of information and
training being offered. The Auxiliary and Sons of the American
Legion where in attendance as well. Representatives from the NH
Liquor Enforcement Bureau and the State’s Pari Mutual Commission
where on hand to provide training and answer questions regarding
liquor laws and gaming rules and regulations. A Legionnaire who used
to work in the insurance industry spoke at great length regarding
the various types of insurance polices that individual posts may
want to have depending on there needs.
The Membership Chairman Mark Grimshaw talked about the need for
posts to turn in all their membership renewals and to actively
recruit eligible members to join. The NH Department of the AL is not
unique in its problem this year with its membership. The VFW is also
having its own problems with members renewing and joining. No one
has the answers why but we all need to a better job of renewing our
membership on time, asking a veteran to join and talking the Legion
up to people we encounter. Let them know why you joined and what we
are all about. We are a service oriented organization. If you have
questions about the Legion and why you should join please get in
contact with me. The Loudon Post would welcome the chance to talk
with you. Loudon Post 88 is still in third district wide, our
membership is at 84.21%. Our Adjutant Joe Piroso is asking that
those remaining members send in their 2015 dues renewals. He says we
are 12 members short of having 100% for this year.
Our Commander’s Fund Raffle winners for January were:
$50-J.Hopkins,$25-M.Dioune,$10-K.Bean,$10-F.Collins & $5-J.Supry.
Congratulations to our winners.
Upcoming Legion event for March is:
Junior Oratorical Contest
Location: NH Institute Of Politics @ St. Anselm College
Additional Information: Junior Oratorical Contest March 28th 6-8th
District contests should be complete no later than March 13th.
Contact Information: Gerard Leduc 470-6992 or
Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM
To the citizens of Pittsfield,
My name is Roland Carter and I would like to introduce myself and
announce my candidacy to run for the planning board.
I am currently an alternate on the board. I have been attending the
planning board meetings since August and have an increasing
excitement in our town and the changes that could be implemented to
increase the benefits to the businesses and the citizens of
As any newcomer to town, but a life long New Hampshire native and
resident, I believe that Pittsfield would benefit with change, and
in this case that may be new faces with fresh ideas on some of its
boards. Change to move forward into a growing, prosperous, and
exciting place to work, raise a family, and enjoy free time right in
our own town. Change is never easy, and change in the heart of the
political entities of the town is even more difficult and it takes
work and dedication to the appointment to make it successful. I’m
ready to take the next step to becoming a full time board member and
dedicate the time and energy it takes to make this position
successful. Bringing new fresh ideas about how we can become a more
cohesive team of educated individuals, understanding of the laws,
with a common path to achieve town goals, is a challenge I’m ready
I would like to see articles brought forth to the board voted on
with a secure understanding and knowledge that the laws and rules
have been researched thoroughly, efficiently, and fairly for a
positive end result.
Letter To The Editor
To the good citizens of Pittsfield,
I was talking to Rick Belanger from Epsom last night. We were
talking zoning. We both know this is where dreams and the
constitution meet the road. We talked about the scr----- Randy
Cutter got trying to open a truck repair facility on the 28 side of
Concord Hill Rd., and how come we haven’t fixed it?
If elected to the zoning board, I hope we get together with the
planning board and maybe propose a zoning change to commercial on
the last 1/2 mile or so on the 28 side of Concord Hill Rd. We have
lost commercial land to residential over the last 20 years.
Maybe we should replace some?
Thanks, Rick, for the call. Your granite piece around your sign
above the traffic circle will soon make another appearance.
Dan Schroth Piermarocchi
Gail A. Lennon
Gail A. Lennon, 59, died February 11th at her home in Pittsfield.
She was born in Concord, NH the daughter of Joseph and D. Grace
Willey. She is survived by a son, Roland Bowie of Franklin and a
daughter Tara Marcotte of Oriskany Falls, NY, seven grandchildren,
three brothers Glen, Greg and Gary Willey all of Loudon, three
sisters, Sue Bertollime of CT, Gloria O’Neil of FL, and Laurie
Coffey of HI.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the
Advent Christian Church, Main St. Pittsfield. The Rev. Gerard Hardy,
Pastor will officiate.
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield, is assisting with