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September 30, 2015

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Pittsfield Cub Scout

Pack #84 Round-Up

October 13th • 6-8 PM

Pittsfield Community Ctr.

New scouts welcome.

Join the fun!

Be a scout!

For more info:

[email protected]



PHS Class of 1980,

35 Year Reunion!


October 17, 2015

6-11:00 PM

Laconia Country Club

607 Elm Street

Laconia, NH 03246

Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing and Cash Bar! Contact: Harriet Topouzoglou- Degou. Email: [email protected]. Phone: 781-273-2669.



FREE to a Good Home

Two large desks and three small cubicle desks

Ask at the library or call us at 435-8406.



Pittsfield Area Senior Center invites you the program “Preventing Falls this Fall” by Paul Minnehan on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:30 am.


Paul is a physical therapist that works for the,  Professional Physical Therapy Services, located on 14 Leavitt Rd. in Pittsfield. This short session will present information, techniques, and exercises that should help each individual reduce their risk of falling as they go about their chosen daily activities.


Topics will include fitness, home risk factors, health, and medications.


Participants will be encouraged to participate in the active portions of the session. Join us for this interactive session and leave with tools for a safer tomorrow.



Snakes In Early Pittsfield

Submitted By Larry Berkson

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In my recent article on bounties paid by Pittsfield, I noted that none was paid on rattlesnakes. Since then I have been asked several questions about snakes in the area. Unfortunately, I have not much to tell. When I was young I was told that at one time there were rattlesnakes on the top of Catamount Mountain. (I was also told that they inhabited dens at Lamprey’s Ledges but that is in Epsom at the end of Barton Road.) However, in all my reading about Pittsfield’s early history, I have never come across a story about rattlesnakes in newspapers or town records. The only time I ever saw one in Pittsfield was when Frank Volpe hung one up in his variety store window on Depot Street in the late 1950s. It was killed in Allenstown.


But there were snakes in Pittsfield. In fact, the area abounded with them in the early days. One of the earliest discussions about snakes is found in Porter True’s Life on Tilton Hill. Mr. True was writing about events in his childhood and as he was born in 1824, it is likely that they occurred in late 1820s and early 1830s. 


The first event took place on Meadow Brook which enters into Wild Goose Pond. He and Elbridge True were spearing suckers when all of a sudden they saw a snake coming down the stream. According to Mr. True, its head was about two feet above the water. It was black and had a yellow ring around its neck. It had “horrid eyes,” and was about 12 feet long (probably a bit of an exaggeration). They thrashed at it as it went by but it was not captured.


The second event took place near the True I Cemetery located behind Paul and Carol Richardson’s house at the top of Tilton Hill. Mr. True and Lyman Muchmore were planting potatoes nearby and two young girls rushed to them claiming there were a lot of black snakes in Mr. Tilton’s field. They ran to the pasture and saw one coming straight toward them. Lyman held it down with a hoe while one of the girls killed it. A few yards away they encountered another and killed it, too. A little further on they came to a huge ball of them, as big as a “peck,” all apparently asleep. They struck the ball and killed two more with the others getting away.  


Another time a snake was found coiled around the pickets of the fence in front of Mr. True’s house. As his father approached, the snake stretched out and made straight for underneath the piazza. Another man headed it off and they killed it.


The final event took place near Oliver True’s pasture, in the area of the Richardson’s home today.  After completing his chores, Mr. True looked for a good place to rest. He came to a shady grove of pines with needles all around and laid down on his side. After about half an hour, “in a half unconscious state,” he turned over and was horrified to see a snake about a foot away. According to Mr. True he was much longer than he was and he was five feet 10 inches tall. He endeavored to get up and kill the snake but it instantly shot out of sight. 


The next reporting of snakes took place when newspapers began being published in 1869. Numerous stories were related in their pages about the length of snakes and their weight. Black snakes drew all of the attention.


The first was in May of 1869. The Suncook Valley Times reported that John True killed two black snakes down by the river, one measuring five feet, one inch long, and the other four feet, nine inches long. 


In May of 1874, the Weekly Star reported that Miss Ellen Watson, daughter of Daniel Watson who lived in the present-day home of Steve and Donna Keeley on Tilton Hill, killed two black snakes, one measuring five feet, two inches long, and the other six feet, six inches long.


The following year Lewis Lougee killed a five foot long black snake in William G. French’s field. Mr. French, a farmer, lived in the Jeffrey and Denise Dandurant home on 10 Lyford Hill. 


In 1880 young Benjamin T. Cram, son of William and Mary Cram, only about nine years old, killed a 6½ foot snake while burning brush in a pasture near his house. Neither William nor later Benjamin owned property in Pittsfield so the location is not known.


There were three reports of killing large snakes in 1881. In May it was reported that Edgar Allen, who was working for Lewis Page, killed a black snake which measured five feet, 10 inches. Unfortunately, nothing has been learned about Messieurs Allen or Page or where they lived. Neither owned property in Pittsfield.


In June, Lewis Barton, who lived in South Pittsfield, killed a black snake five feet long. Finally, in September Calvin Clark and Elmer Jenkins killed two black snakes, each five feet long, in John A. Walker’s pasture, presumably in that part of town. 


The following year, 1882, Mary J. Carson, age 16, daughter of Benjamin and Olive Carson, who lived in the current home of William Colman at 313 Webster Mills Road, killed a black snake four feet, seven inches long.


In 1883 Mrs. Hannah Snelling, wife of George Snelling, a shoe factory worker, killed a black snake nearly that long, four feet, four inches. 


In April 1885 Walter Pierce and Eddie Come killed two black snakes in John True’s pasture measuring four feet, eight inches and four feet long respectively. Mr. True lived on Main Street, but where his pasture was located has not been learned. 


In May of 1885 The Analecta published an extensive story of a snake round-up. Early one morning Captain Joseph A. Jacobs, a shoe maker, and his son-in-law, John M. Willey, a carpenter, began walking through the pasture of Abraham Tilton Prescott and Samuel Ring on Loudon Road. They soon came across a large black snake which Captain Jacobs captured and held while Mr. Willey ran back to the house for a box. Afterwards they caught seven more. They were then joined by Charles Ashton, Charles Drew, Walter Joy, and Eugene Sweatt, all shoe factory workers. Bare-handed, Captain Jacobs captured 20 alive. In all the men captured 32 snakes. Seven were killed which in total length measured 32 feet. Five escaped. 


Captain Jacobs took the snakes in a box to his house and opened it for exhibit at 10¢ a look. He noted that he would take them out of the box if someone so desired. The snakes weighed 33½ pounds. The combined length of all those caught and killed was 127 feet. 


A third story reported in 1885 was that Lewis Knowlton killed a black snake 5½ feet long. Unfortunately, nothing has been learned about Mr. Knowlton or where he lived.


Five years later, in 1890, The Analecta reported that Trueworthy Joy killed a black snake five feet, nine inches long near the Chichester Town line. Mr. Joy was a shoe factory worker who lived at 29 River Road in the house now occupied by Richard Clark, Jr. and his wife.


These, then, are the reports of snakes in early Pittsfield. Occasionally today large snakes are found, but the occurrence is much rarer than in the Nineteenth Century.



Tuckermans At 9, Live At The Scenic Theatre!


Packed with hot harmonies and funky fun, Tuckermans at 9 returns to the Scenic on October 10 at 7:30pm for a concert to benefit The Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund. Tickets will be $12 per person and will be available through Jitters starting Saturday, September 26th and at the door the night of the show. Tickets will be rush seating.


Tuckermans at 9 has been performing since 2004. The seven-voice “vocal band” performs contemporary a cappella versions of well-known pop, rock, blues, and light jazz favorites, mostly from the 1960s to today. “Our voices make all the music,” explains Mark Miller, founder of T9, as fans have dubbed the group. “No instruments or pre-recorded instrumental tracks are ever used. Everything you hear, including what sounds like brass, electric guitars, or drums, is just us.


Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, Tuckermans at 9 has entertained audiences from Boston and Massachusetts’ north and south shores to Lewiston, Maine, and in New Hampshire from Portsmouth to Nashua and into the Lakes Region. This concert is sponsored by Art Morse and all proceeds will go to the Players’ Sprinkler fund. Get set for a great night of musical entertainment, and join us on October 10. Tuckermans at 9, Live at the Scenic Theatre!



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The Suncook Valley Rotary Club presented a check for $1000 to the Pittsfield Players, a donation towards their fire sprinkler fund. The Pittsfield Players worked hard under the Rotary tent during Balloon Rally Weekend to earn this donation. The $1000 donation combined with a donation made by the club earlier this summer bring the grand total to $6,000!  The Rotary Club continues to be inspired by the many community organizations who do great things! Cheers to our very own Pittsfield Players!



Letter To The Editor


I know it’s a little early for many to start tuning in to the presidential race, but if you’ve lived in NH for any amount of time, you realize we’re always in some stage of the political process.


After hearing the news of the ongoing scrutiny (although now it’s finally over) of Tom Brady and his involvement with deflate-gate, I had to wonder if we hold our elected leaders to the same level of integrity.


After all this is just a game, the well being of our nation and safety of it’s citizens were not at stake. Now, I think we can all agree that there is a lack of integrity and backbone in Washington, a lot of self-serving  politicians both Democrat and Republican. How did they get there? We voted for them. Or maybe we checked out during election time and let the “ bad guys” vote them in. We have something in this country called an election, where every two or four or six years, depending on the office, we can flush every single politician out of office and replace them. Wouldn’t that be great? Your vote won’t make a difference? Yes it will. What if we all said that? If we believe that lie, our country will continue to erode.


All politicians are the same? No they aren’t. We just haven’t given the good ones a chance to serve. Get to know some of the candidates, there is always someone visiting NH. Check out their background and record and see what they’re made of.


Nobody will be perfect, but do they respect the constitution and uphold it the way it was originally intended? Have they stood for liberty? The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.



Willie Matras



Thank You


The Pittsfield Beautification Committee would like to thank all of you who purchased your mums from us this year and made generous donations toward our efforts of planting and maintaining beautiful gardens in Pittsfield.   If you drive through town you can see we have already begun the work on redesigning and replanting the Aranosian Lot next  to Jack’s pizza.  We will plant some of the shrubs and bushes this fall and hope to complete the project in the spring.


We would like to give a special thanks to Nick Penney of Creative Gardening for his garden design.  Frank Wolfe, for his horticultural expertise and support.   Hugh Sanborn for volunteering his time and excavator to clear the lot.  Jim Marsh, Eric Mooney and Justine Mooney of NH Builders and Maintenance for coming to our rescue and carting all of the debris to the dump.  


Stay tuned for more educational information concerning the gardens as well as additional recognition of all those who have made them possible.


Our thanks again for the many people who support us through donations and their time.



“Hello Everybody! Look Who’s Back!”

Maye Hart is Back on the Scenic Stage as The Pittsfield Players Present

“70, Girls, 70"

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Maye Hart, usually unseen behind the scenes, is looking like she’s up to no good as Ida Dodd in “70, Girls, 70”


It has been some time since we’ve seen Maye Hart on the Scenic stage. Maye is usually working behind the scenes, directing the Children’s Theatre Workshop or many a fall musical; presiding over board meetings as The Pittsfield Players’ president; hitting the phones and the streets to collect advertising for the Program Book; gathering bids for the Sprinkler Project; or the many other errands that befall the president of a community theatre group who owns its own theatre. But for five nights in November, she is none other than Ida Dodd, Sussex Arms graduate, retiree extraordinaire and head of a gang of fur stealing seniors.


While not every member of the cast of “70, Girls, 70” is actually seventy years old (actually we rustled up more 50 and 60 somethings), Ida certainly is the youngest at heart in the bunch of fuddy duddies, until she instills in them the “Boom Ditty Boom.” Have no idea what we’re talking about? Just ask Ida, she’ll explain it to you. See, she thought she was dying and goes to the drugstore for a thermometer. When the clerk tells “granny” Ida to wait a minute she gets so upset she finds herself on the street with a “hot” item. She stole the thermometer! It was by accident of course but her heart starts beating, “Boom, Ditty, Boom,” and she feels alive again. Pretty soon she’s rustling minks out of Bergdorfs and fencing them on the street. She brings the money to the Sussex Arms, a run down retirement home where she used to, and her friends still do, live and fixes up the place. Once she convinces MOST of the residents to join her gang of seniors, ‘cause “nobody arrests old people” the antics that ensue are ‘you may want to wear your Depends’ funny.


Come see Maye Hart return to the Scenic Stage as The Pittsfield Players present “70, Girls, 70” a hilarious musical comedy on November 13, 14, 15, 22 and 23. Tickets go on sale after we host Tuckermans at 9 on October 10.



Pittsfield Players Sprinkler Fund Update

Generous Donors Respond!

Submitted By Meggin Dail


It has been two weeks since I asked the Town of Pittsfield and surrounding area to step up their donations to the Pittsfield Players this year and match the Rotary Club’s donation of $5,000.00 and so far the response has been incredible!


The Pittsfield Players have received two matching donations toward their Sprinkler Fund and at this time are almost at goal for phase two of the Sprinkler Project.  With a deadline looming in Spring of 2016, it is essential for us to have money in the bank to be able to do the job from start to finish and with YOUR HELP we can accomplish this goal.


A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to The Foss Family Charitable Foundation for their matching donation and to Mr. and Mrs. Rene Drolet for their matching donation as well. We are blessed to have the support of such wonderful people.


While we are still hoping for a few more matching donations, we would also like to make you aware of our next fundraiser. The Goody Box sale will be happening again this year at Dominick’s Restaurant. This Fundraiser has proved profitable the past three years with funds of $1,000.00- $1,400.00 being raised through the sale of boxes stuffed with homemade cookies, breads, bars and candy just in time for your holiday gatherings. Look for more news on the Goody Box Sale coming soon.


Another way to support our fundraising goals is to attend this year’s fall musical, “70, Girls,70” (a favorite of my mom’s) and get your snack fix from the fundraising committee’s offerings or partake in the 50/50 and prop raffle. Believe it or not, the fundraising committee has raised close to $4,000.00 with their raffles and food sales, so even if you don’t snack but put a buck in the jar, you’re helping us out.


If you want to make a donation to the Sprinkler Fund, large or small or anywhere in between, please mail it to The Pittsfield Players, PO Box 177, Pittsfield, NH 03263 and write “Sprinkler” in the memo. Then look for YOUR thank you in The Suncook Sun!



Future Energy Needs Of Pittsfield’s Schools


Last March, the Pittsfield School Board presented a proposal for addressing the future energy needs of our schools during the Annual School District Meeting.  The voters at the Meeting did not accept the School Board’s proposal.


However, during the School Meeting, several citizens expressed opinions regarding options for addressing energy needs.  The Board is interested in considering the range of viable and cost-effective options.  You are invited to join this conversation, which will eventually conclude with a plan to be considered by voters at our next School Meeting on March 10, 2016.


The School District will be holding this initial open meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, in the PMHS library.  It is likely that this will be the first of a series of public meetings on this subject.


All Pittsfield citizens are respectfully requested to consider participating in this conversation and contributing to the process that will provide a long-term solution to the schools’ energy needs.


You are encouraged to share the notice of this meeting with Pittsfield friends and neighbors who may also be interested in joining this important process.



Dorcas Guild 


The September 2015 meeting of the Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield began with a call to order and welcome to the 13 attendees by President Nancy Fogg. To begin a time of devotions, Nella Hobson read “Sleep in Peace,” an original composition. Audrey Moore read a piece on the change of seasons. All joined in “The Lord’s Prayer.” 


Mary Jo Powelson read correspondence; Diane Vaughan passed around some cards for signing. Some joys and concerns were mentioned.       


Both May and June 2015 minutes were approved as written, as was the treasurer’s report.


The food basket brought by Nella went to Peggy Jacobs and will go next to Reny Boyd. The mystery package brought by Corine Miller was won by Reny.


The “Spirit of Giving Campaign,” this year’s project, ends next month. 


The topic of the new tablecloths for use at collations was raised by Corine, and it was decided to table the issue. Also brought up was the Fellowship Hour, which the Dorcas Guild will continue once a month. A copy of our name/address/program guide was circulated for any corrections. Nella will head this project, hoping to acquire the previous computer files.


Linda Towle brought up the possibility of resurrecting the nursery program. Discussion followed.


Refreshments provided by Audrey and Nella consisted of wonderful gingerbread with lemon sauce, cookies, fruit, candy, punch and coffee. The “Pound Auction” headed by Bev Murdough and Mary Jo went very well with many unique items weighing in at a pound.


Next month’s meeting, October 13 at 7 pm, will focus on the Christmas Fair. Wednesday work group continues each week 10 am to 2 pm.



St. Stephen’s Kicks Off Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayers And Knitters Welcome


St Stephen’s has begun a new Prayer Shawl Ministry and would like to welcome other knitters, crocheters or prayers to join us. We hope to meet every other week to pray, knit, crochet and enjoy some socializing over coffee cake and beverage.


Our second meeting will be Monday, October 5th at 10AM at the home of Mary Ellen Siudut, 28 Mullen Dr, off Sanderson Dr. and Rt. 107 in Pittsfield. Call her at 435-0260 or 508-308-7103 for questions or directions.


A generous benefactor from our Parish has offered to purchase supplies for these shawls and we have some lovely homespun yarn for you to use. If you have size 13 needles, please bring them along.


Prayer Shawls are blessed and given to area people in need of comfort and blessings during difficult times.  We hope to give shawls or scarfs to people experiencing loss, illness, loneliness or striving to recover from addiction.  Please come join us.


Even if you don’t knit but would like to join in the prayer and support, you are welcome.



Putting You In Control Of Your Disability Claim

Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan


Last month, VA reached a historic low in the disability claims backlog by dipping below 100,000 to 98,535 – and the number of these claims (pending more than 125 days) has come down even further since. This milestone means that VA is processing disability claims faster and more efficiently so that Veterans, their families, and Survivors get the benefits they deserve.     


By participating in the Fully Developed Claims program, Veterans and Survivors can take charge of their claims by submitting all relevant records with their claims at once. The fastest way to receive a decision on your disability claim is by filing an FDC electronically through


Visit VA’s website to learn more about filing an electronic Fully Developed Claim and what you can do to get started.



VA Announces $4 Million In Funding To Help The Homeless

Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan


WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs.


“These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to provide critical transitional housing services where they are needed,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “As a key component of the VA’s plan to significantly reduce homelessness among Veterans, the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need grants will provide funding to community agencies that provide services to homeless Veterans. 


The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.  Specifically, GPD Special Need grant funding will assist with additional operational costs that would not otherwise be incurred but for the fact that the recipient is providing transitional housing and services for the GPD “Special Need” populations, including women, chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, terminally ill, and individuals who have the care of minor dependents.  


As a result of these and other efforts, Veteran homelessness is down significantly since the launch of the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in 2010.  The state of Connecticut and cities of New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City have all recently announced the achievement of significant milestones related to ending Veteran homelessness. 


More information about VA’s homeless programs is available at  Community organizations seeking details and/or more information may visit VA’s National Grant and Per Diem Program website



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The Pittsfield High School Class of 1945 recently met at Dominick’s Restaurant in Pittsfield for their Annual Luncheon Reunion, this one being our 70th. There were seven classmates attending and one guest, Joseph Rogers’ daughter, Evelyn Richards. We enjoyed a delicious meal and did a lot of reminiscing of former times. Due to illness and traveling distance a few classmates were not able to attend. Pictured are classmates: Front row, L to R: Lucille Davis Rogers, Alma Heywood Herndon, John Herndon, Margaret Towle. Back row, L to R: William Wilson, Joseph Rogers and Jeanne Banks Eastman.



To Make The Best Better!

Submitted By Griffin Worster, Reporter


The 4-H Motto… What do the 4 H’s stand for you ask?

Head –  for clear thinking …   Heart – for greater loyalty    

Hands – for larger service… Health – for better living…


The Victory Workers 4-H Club serves the greater Pittsfield Area and is starting it’s 74th year. 


We meet the 1st Monday of each month at the Pittsfield Community Center.  6:45 – 8:15pm.


Cloverbuds are members that age from 5 to 7 as of January 1st 2016. Cloverbuds attend a short part of the general meeting to say the pledges and hear any important announcements then go upstairs with leader Melissa Babcock to attend their own age appropriate meeting.  Meetings will touch on community service, citizenship, crafts, foods, safety to name a few. 


General members ages 8 to 19 as of 1/1/16 will attend a short business meeting then participate in the evening’s program.  These programs are selected by the officers of the club and committee members.  This is a Youth program with no annual dues or membership fees.  To be a member you must participate in 2 Community Service projects, 1 Citizenship project, 2 County Events, 1 fundraiser and complete one project for the Hopkinton State Fair. 


Current Community service projects being lead by Jr. Leader Parker Clark is collecting Box Tops for Education which will go to the Pittsfield School District. Jr. Leader Austin Ladd is collecting empty ink cartridges to be recycled to the Epsom School. Jr. Leader Nathaniel Huse is collecting in October – November 10th for the Pittsfield Food Pantry to include fresh grown vegetables from 4-Her’s Gardens, Non perishables and toiletries.  Members are encouraged to become a Jr. Leader for any of our project areas.


County Events include: Round Up – a program for the younger members to meet other county members, have fun and  make new friends. Honors Evening: an evening to recognize winners from county projects for their outstanding achievements and honor leaders for their years of dedication to the program.  Resume’:  for members 14 and up to complete the process of writing a resume’ going on an interview and understanding the process. Records: for all members to keep a written record of their activities. Food Show: Were members present a homemade food or meal to judges and learn more about the MY PLATE. Public Speaking—You give a speech in front of an audience and get judged on it.  Presentations either in Action or Demo which means either showing everyone at once or letting everyone do it as a make it take it…. Photography: you take a picture of your choice and it is judged.  Poster: you make a poster and it is judged.  Fashion  you learn to sew articles and then it if judged and you get to be in a fashion show.  Fashion selection: you get to shop on a budget for an outfit, get interviewed on your shopping experience. Chefs Challenge:  you work with a partner and complete a food challenge with a secret ingredient.   County Fair:  You enter you creations in the Ruth Kimball Exhibit Hall at the Hopkinton Fair…. Fact Ruth Kimball was the founder of the Victory Workers 4-H Club.


Our new year starts Monday, October 5th, 2015.  You are welcome to come and join us, 4-H is a family program and we ask that a parent or adult stay for the meetings with members.  Victory Workers offers so much that members sometimes over extend themselves we ask that the adult which knows their own family schedule help with this process.  Leaders are at the Community Center by 6:30 for anyone that may have questions.   Organizational Leader Pamela Clattenburg- Barnstead she’s at the fair, Key Leaders: Mark Riel - Pittsfield 435-6346, Melissa Babcock- Pittsfield 496-3928, Corine Miller –Pittsfield 435-8497 and Carolyn Davis – Epsom 736-9003.    Note: Deerfield Fair is October 1-4 you can see many of our Animal Science members in action at the fair.



Pittsfield Secret Santa Program

Submitted By Kris Ahearn, Program Coordinator


The Pittsfield Fire Department and Ambulance Service will again be coordinating the Pittsfield Secret Santa Program. As Christmas is rapidly approaching, we would like to begin planning for thi s years’ program. Last year, due to the generosity of businesses and individuals within our community, this program was able to provide toys and clothing to 210 children in Pittsfield who might have otherwise had a difficult Christmas, and we are anticipating at least this many children again this year.


We are hoping that you might be able to help us provide gifts to these children. We are looking for donations of new, unwrapped toys or clothing for all ages. Monetary donations are appreciated as well. Your efforts will greatly benefit the children of Pittsfield.


We would like to have all donations received at the fire department by November l5th to help us determine what gifts still need to be purchased. If you will be donating toys or clothing, please contact Kris at the Fire Station at 435-6807 to coordinate a time to drop them off, or arrange for us to pick them up.


Checks may be made payable to:

Pittsfield Secret Santa

PO Box 392

Pittsfield NH 03263


Thank you for your support of this program. All donations are greatly appreciated.




Danielle Alexandria Jackson

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Danielle Alexandria Jackson, 18, of Pittsfield NH, went home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2015 after a car accident.


She was born in Concord, NH on May 26, 1997 to Scott and Teresa Jackson.


Danielle went to school in Pittsfield. She liked to make people happy, loved to babysit her nieces and nephew, and enjoyed spending time with friends, especially her boyfriend, Greg. She loved animals and enjoyed watching movies.


She is survived by her parents, Scott and Teresa, her sister Melissa Chagnon, her brothers Richie Miller, Nathaniel Jackson, grandparents, great-grandmother, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephew.


Her life was celebrated in a memorial service at Park Street Baptist Church in Pittsfield, NH, on Friday, September 25.


Danielle’s family would like to share the hope that she knew was true with this verse, “For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.” -1 Thessalonians 5:14


If you would like to give a gift in lieu of flowers, please send your donation to the SPCA in memory of Danielle Jackson.



Cindy M. Bousquet

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Cindy M. Bousquet (Grattage), of Pittsfield formally of Barnstead, died peacefully in her home on September 18th, 2015 after a brief and aggressive battle against gallbladder cancer.


Cindy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life selflessly, giving so much time and love to her family and friends. 


She was a cashier at Shaw’s in Concord where she made many friends with  associates as well as shoppers. She lived a simple life... she loved her family and sought to spend as much time with them as she could. She also enjoyed  sewing, reading, baking and the love for shopping!


Cindy is survived by her Husband Richard Bousquet of Pittsfield, brother Allan Grattage of Pittsfield, 4 children; Jesse Bousquet and fiance Joan Glancy of Barnstead, Tabitha Sammon and husband Mike of Pittsfield, Cassie West and husband Brian of Loudon, and Adam Bousquet and wife Kacey of Barnstead, 7 beautiful grandchildren; Makayla, Alexis, Isaac, Morgan, Jasmine, Trevor, and Jesse Jr., as well as, many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and extended family.


A Memorial service was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015  at The Pittsfield Community Center in Pittsfield.



Robert A Brown


Robert A Brown, 83, of Alton Woods Dr., Concord, died Sept. 24th at the Concord Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Gilmanton, the son of Richard and Pearl (Twombly) Brown. He was a graduate of Laconia High School in 1950. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict until 1955 and was discharged as a S/Sgt. He worked as a service manager at Grappone Industrial Division. He was a member of the Operating Engineering Local #98. Following retirement he was a letter carrier for the Pittsfield Post Office retiring in 1996. He raised show horses and mules and rode in many speed events at horse shows throughout the area. He and his wife also enjoyed his retirement traveling in their RV. He is survived by his wife Dawn Brown of Concord. His children Michelle Peek and husband Frank of Marengo, IN. Holly Catania of Weston, Fl.; Phyllis Farial  of Fl.  A stepson Scott DeCota of Chichester. 3 stepdaughters Karen Cole of Meredith, Sharon Dotson of Rochester, Debra Larson of Alaska and another step son Alfred Sanborn of GA. Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.


There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday Oct. 1st at 11:00 AM in the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield, followed by a collation in the Church Vestry. The Rev. David Stasiak, Pastor, will officiate. An urn interment will follow in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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