The Pittsfield Area Senior Center on
Thursday, April 21, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM is having their annual
Meals on Wheels (MOW) bake sale fundraiser so no senior goes hungry.
There will be a number of baked goods, including cookies, brownies,
breads, and pies. So come on in and purchase the delicious locally
made products while at the same time supporting the senior meal
programs. The center is located on 74 Main St. Pittsfield, NH it is
in the same building as the Pittsfield Community Center. If you have
any questions please call at 435-8482. Donations for the fundraiser
The Future Of Turnout Gear And Supports Terry Farrell Firefighters
Fund At FDIC International 2016
Firefighters to “Stretch Your Capabilities” and Will Make Donation
Globe Manufacturing Company will reveal
the future of turnout gear ‒ ATHLETIX™ – at the Fire Department
Instructors Conference (FDIC) this month. Unlike any turnout gear
today, it is the product of blue-sky thinking and clean-slate design
and is enabled by breakthrough fabrics and materials.
At FDIC, Globe will demonstrate the
unprecedented firefighter range of motion that is possible with the
new ATHLETIX™ turnout gear during exciting live exhibitions in the
“At Globe, we are proud of our long
history of innovation. It’s in our DNA,” said Rob Freese, senior
vice president of marketing at Globe Manufacturing Company. “Our new
ATHLETIX™ turnout gear was inspired by interviews with hundreds of
firefighters plus collaboration with suppliers who take the same
‘voice of the customer’ approach to product development and have the
same passion for firefighter safety. I invite everyone to try the
new gear for themselves. I can promise you that it will change the
way you think about turnout gear forever.”
Globe will continue its partnership with
the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at the Globe booth. Firefighters
can try the new gear for themselves on the demonstration platform
and Globe will make a donation to the Terry Farrell Firefighters
Fund in their name.
Terry Farrell was a father, a husband, a
brother, and a dedicated firefighter who lost his life on September
11, 2001, during the World Trade Center attack. Among the 343 heroes
who died that day, he was in Tower Two when it collapsed. A
decorated member of Rescue 4/FDNY and chief of the Dix Hills
Volunteer Fire Department, Terry was a devoted firefighter who
embodied the spirit of courage and giving. The Terry Farrell
Firefighters Fund was established in his memory to assist
firefighters and families across the nation with financial,
educational and medical support, and to provide equipment donations
for fire departments in need.
Also at FDIC, Globe will sponsor the
International Networking Event and International Lounge and
encourages all of its partners who keep first responders safe all
over the world to take advantage of these resources.
The nation’s largest firefighter training
conference and exhibition is being held April 18-23 at the Indiana
Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Globe’s booth
(#2522) is located in Hall D at the Indiana Convention Center.
Submitted By Carl
Another full house! Monthly department head reports didn’t
contain anything I wouldn’t expect. We spoke briefly about ongoing
attempts to reach a police department sharing arrangment with
Barnstead, however, this is in the very early stages and there is a
lot to be ironed out. We hope a win-win situation might emerge.
Again this week, a lot of time was spent on town-owned real estate,
including purchase offers on a couple properties as well as
the first of two public hearings on raw land on Tan Rd.
As anxious as we are to get property back in private hands and
generating tax revenue, we have to make sure we go through any
required steps involved in selling town property. Some are as
simple as signing a P&S. Others require planning and/or conservation
board reviews, and sometimes public hearings. We’re moving as fast
as we can within the constraints of the law, but it can be
frustrating. Once again, we remind you, these town-owned properties
can be viewed by any interested resident. Call the town hall and one
of us will find a mutually agreeable time to get you in.
Last but not least, we still need to find
a home for the food pantry. It can no longer occupy the basement of
the town hall, but is an important part of the community, so every
effort needs to be made to come up with a solution.
A Series of Open and
Honest Dialogues with a Family Doctor!
Come to hear about current health topics
and discuss with fellow parents and Bobby Kelly, MD.
Dr. Kelly is a local family doctor who sees patients in Epsom,
Concord and at the PATCH clinic at Pittsfield Middle High School.
He is a former middle school teacher, and has an interest in
adolescent medicine and community partnerships. Dr. Kelly is a
part of several teams that are working to improve the health of New
Hampshire teens, with a focus on collaborating with members of the
community outside of the medical clinic. He is excited to be
working with Paula Martel and The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, as well
as meeting with parents and teens to discuss ways we can achieve
optimal health in our communities.
Tuesday, April 12th 5:30pm-7:30pm
• What is Human Papillomavirus Virus
• Why get vaccinated?
• Is this any more dangerous than other
Tuesday, May 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm
• Topic TBA – will be discussed at April
Tuesday, June 14th 5:30pm-7:30pm
• Topic TBA – will be discussed at May
10th meeting Food provided, NO cost to parents, Children are welcome
to be a part of the discussions.
Any questions or concerns please contact Paula Martel at 435-8272 or
To the People of Pittsfield,
It has come the attention of the
Pittsfield Food Pantry that the Selectmen and Town Administrator are
working on forcing the pantry to move. If we must move, we will have
to close down our service, because we would not have enough cash to
pay rent and electricity.
The pantry serves between 70 to 90
families a month, saving the Town between $7,000 to $9,000 a month.
Can the Town afford to take over these
responsibilities? We have been here for about 20 years. Why, all of
a sudden, are we a detriment to the town? Where will our people go
for the food they need to feed their families? They are not supposed
to go to another town. They have never once asked us for any input,
Also, let it be known that we work
strictly from donations and food from USDA, CAP, and NH Food Bank.
We get no money from the town!
Submitted By Terrie
This past week at TOPS we had Royalty and
Pat F. and Jon were recognized for there hard work. Linda and Pat
received their flowers for runners up. Kudos to you all!
Our Best TOPS best loser for the week was
Connie and our KOPS was Barbara and again I say great job.
Some tips that were given at the meeting
for how they lost were: eating the right foods, and eating enough
food to lose, walking, and keeping a chart of what you eat.
We talked about upcoming events we will be
having like inspirational workshop and SRD. If anyone is interested
in coming out on a Tuesday night to meet new people and join a
support weight loss group, we welcome everyone. To those couples
that want to lose weight together, come on out for a night out. We
meet at the Berakah on Fairview Rd. in Pittsfield on Tuesday at 5:30
for weigh-in and at 6:30 for the meeting. Any questions please call
Pat Smith @ 435-5333 or Clair Coll @ 435-7252. Hope everyone has a
good week and see you all lighter next week!
I would like to thank everyone for the
cards, prayers and visits during my stay at Brigham and Woman’s
Hospital and at home this past month.
Your brother in Christ
It’s so good to be home!
Submitted By Liz Hast
The Clothes Closet will be holding an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate Spring
on Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For
those of you who have never visited our shop, this will be the
perfect opportunity for you to come in and see what we have to offer
and meet our volunteers.
We have many nice items, such as clothing for men, women and
children as well as home goods, blankets, curtains, etc. We
also have shoes, books, toys, glassware and a fine selection of
jewelry. Currently we have a variety of formals and prom
dresses and soon to display - lovely wedding gowns.
Please stop in and see us. I think you will be surprised at
our inventory. Some items are slightly used but we often
have new items including name brands like L.L.Bean,
Alfred Dunner, Talbot, etc. We operate on donations which in
turn allows us to give to a number of town organizations and
committees as well as school scholarships.
Please give us a try...
Discussion On Candidates Night
Submitted By Mo
Baxley, Assistant Director Pittsfield Listens
Pittsfield Listens and the Greater
Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored Candidates Night and
would like to say thank you to everyone who attended and offer this
Candidates for the offices of Select
Board, School Board, Zoning Board, Planning Board, as well as
Library Trustee, participated in the event.
Community members gathered in small groups to discuss hopes and
concerns for the future of Pittsfield. There was a strong
sense of community as old friends and neighbors were quick to engage
The number one topic of discussion was bringing new business and
opportunity to Pittsfield. Community members discussed the
revitalization of the downtown as well as economic opportunities on
Rt. 28. There was a clear conscious that more shops downtown
would present a more inviting atmosphere and increase foot traffic
which would in turn lead to more economic growth. Bringing larger
business to Rt. 28 would also bring in more jobs, visitors and tax
revenue. The desire for elected officials to focus on how to
accomplish this was clearly something community members placed a
great deal of emphasis on and saw as a priority for elected
officials. The responsibility to balance services and taxes was a
stated requirement for all elected officials.
The other concerns that were raised in the
group discussions were a need for transparency in decision making
and an understanding of how local boards work. The suggestion that
board meetings could be broadcast on local cable access was brought
up. The feeling that boards should be helpful to citizens navigating
different processes was important. Elected officials are and should
always feel like advocates for the community and be accountable to
People touched on many other topics
ranging from the need for more affordable housing to the parking
ban, to potential scholarship programs. The candidates shared their
thoughts on the issues and their qualifications for office. There
was an overall sense that the night was a big success from both the
voter and candidate perspective.
One thing that became very clear by
night’s end was that the new lights at the dam are a big hit and
everyone is appreciative of the Rotary club and private donor for
making it happen, a great example of how community coming together
makes Pittsfield a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
Earl M. Elliott, 91, of Tilton Hill Road, Pittsfield, died February
29th in Lake City, FL, following a long illness. He was born in
Groveton, NH, the son of Ora and Alice (McHarg) Elliott. He was a
Navy Veteran during WWII serving as a Coxswain on the attack
transport USS Hamblen. He was a self-employed dairy farmer in
Pittsfield for most of his adult life. He was employed by the
world’s largest artificial insemination company, ABS Global Inc.,
for 28 years. He was the widower of Marion “Molly” (Harper) Elliott
who died in 1996. He is survived by four sons, Richard Elliott and
wife Rhoda of Belgrade, ME; Charles Elliott and wife Anita of
Barnstead, NH; James Elliott and wife Joan of Mcaplin, FL; and Dana
Elliott and wife Lorie of Pittsfield, 14 Grandchildren and 4 Great
A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday,
April 16th at 11:00 AM in the First Congregational Church of
Pittsfield followed by a reception in the Church vestry. The Rev.
David Stasiak, Pastor will officiate. An urn burial will be at the
Floral Park Cemetery in the family lot at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The
American Cancer Society.
The Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard,
Director, is assisting with arrangements. To sign an online Guest
Book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com.
Kenneth E. Barton went to be with his
parents on April 5, 2016. He was born in Pittsfield January 8, 1947
and lived there all his 69 years. From the age of one to age twenty-
two he lived with his grandmother, Delvina Stockman.
Kenny was a farmer, a part time logger and
worked oxen most of his life. He worked for the Kimball farm in
Epsom, the Marston farm in Pittsfield and the Jones farm in
Chichester. In later years, he was employed at Sanborn Mills Farm in
He graduated from Pittsfield High School
in 1966. Kenny enjoyed his cats and, like his mother, loved to watch
the Red Sox baseball games. Always independent thinking , his theory
was “I’ll do it when I want to and when I feel like it”.
Surviving family members include brother
Allan L. Barton and wife Letty, Loudon; sisters Patricia A.
Clattenburg and husband Bruce, Pittsfield; Frances J. Newman and
husband John, Northwood; Mary G. Corliss and husband Dick, Barnstead
and Linda R. Martin and partner Rick Chatwin, Pittsfield. Also a
brother Lewis P. of Florida.
Never married, he still enjoyed being
around children especially his many nieces and nephews and numerous
great nieces and nephews. Kenny will be missed by all as well as by
cousins, neighbors and friends.
Kenny was predeceased by his parents Allan
and Pauline (Stockman) Barton, all of his aunts and uncles and three
A memorial service will be held May 7,
2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Higher Ground Ministeries Church, 595
South Barnstead Road, Barnstead, N.H.
Donations in Kenny’s memory may be made to
the Victory Workers 4-H Club, c/o Pamela Clattenburg, 20 White Birch
Rd., Barnstead, N.H. 03218 or South Pittsfield Community Club, c/o
Patty Houle, 42 Dowboro Road, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263
DOVER, NH – Sandra J.
Clough, 69, formerly of Rochester and Barrington, died Monday April
4, 2016 at Riverside Rest Home after a brave 9 year battle with
Born February 8, 1947 in Pittsfield NH she
is the daughter of the late Robert and Ourice (Langevin) Rothwell.
Sandra was a dedicated mother, caring for her children at home for
many years. She then had a lengthy career at Frisbie Memorial
Hospital, where she worked until she fell ill.
Members of her family include her son,
Stephen Clough and wife Lynda of Barrington, her daughters; Karen
Lindbom and her husband Wayne of Somersworth, Kristen Alphonse and
her husband David of Framingham MA, her grandchildren; Jordyne,
Joshua, Lauren and Gianna, her great-grandchildren; Aden and
Addison, her brothers; Robert E. Rothwell of Florida, Peter Rothwell
of Center Barnstead and her companion, Philip Guptill, with whom she
spent many happy years.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made
to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
A memorial service will be held on
Saturday, April 16th at 12pm with visitation hours to be held from
10am-12pm in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86
South Main St, Rochester, NH 03867.