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Pittsfield NH News

June 15, 2016

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The internment of Matthew Scott Cram will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.

Family and friends are invited.





The Pittsfield High School Class Of 1966 50th Class Reunion  will be held in the Pittsfield Congregational Church vestry on July 23rd from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. If you can attend call Pete Riel at 603-269-8861.



Congratulations to Jennifer Tyrell of Pittsfield who was among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University’s Honors Convocation in May.


Tyrell, who received departmental honors in interpretive biology and natural history, has been extremely active and exemplifies FSU’s One University, A World of Experience motto. She completed a major in interpretive biology and natural history with minors in biology, psychology and animal behavior. As part of her World of Experience, Tyrell spent three weeks at the Martula Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in South Africa. Her internship included the care of animals, building enclosures and tracking released animals. In addition, she also completed a Special Topics course focusing on wildlife conservation policy in East Africa.



Congratulations to  Angela Perlupo of Pittsfield who was graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday, May 14.



The Friday Night Kayak Group began its 2016 Season on June 3 2016 with 13 canoes and kayaks paddling on Harvey Lake in Northwood. The group is open to everyone and meets at different local kayaking sites every Friday at 6 PM during June, July and August. The paddling trips last just over an hour and are always in the Northwood to Barnstead area. Simply show up at this week’s Friday night’s location. Visit our web site at for information and location of the next trip and put yourself on our email list. You can also call Paul Oman at 435 -7199 for more information.



Selectman’s Update

Submitted By Carl Anderson

Select Board Meeting 6/7/16


A one hr. public work session began prior to the regular meeting to modify the Building Inspector’s job description.  We made pretty good progress, but have a way to go yet.


Dan Schroth again requested that the Board get involved with Narcotics Anonymous.  Larry is looking into the proposal of a meeting room at the Community Center.


Nick Hayes, Bill Miskoe, Ray Ramsey, and Brandon Giuda were appointed to the High School Tuition Committee.


Dept. Head updates included George Batchelder who reported on work accomplished in May, as well as a request to make the purchase of equipment to build road shoulders.  Previously available for us to rent, that is no longer an option.  This expenditure was already budgeted in March, and approval to go ahead was granted.  George reported on the rapidly declining condition of the mower Don Fife uses at Floral Park.  At 25 yrs. old, it’s on its last legs and beyond our ability to repair.  Don is going to run it til it quits, and we will then be forced to replace it. Carole Richardson brought up the subject of the condition of sidewalks in town and is going to provide George with a list of the worst ones so they can be patched at least.


The Fire Chief requested permission to have a failed pump rebuilt on one of our tankers.  This truck is critical to providing water and it’s either fix ours or depend on Barnstead to make it over in time.  We voted to rebuild our own pump.


Police Chief Cain explained why employee evaluations had not been completed by the June 1 request date.  Then, following up on last week’s discussion regarding decals on police vehicles, the Chief was asked if his position on decaling his personal police vehicle had changed- which it had not.  The Board stated that we felt the only vehicle that should not be clearly marked as Pittsfield Police would be if, and when, we have a full-time, dedicated detective vehicle.  Our position is that the public should be able to readily identify every cruiser, including the Chief’s dedicated car.  Chief Cain disagreed, stating that he never had to have his car decaled in the past, and that as his personal vehicle, it was rarely used for patrol.  The Board is adamant that the reasons given for not decaling are outweighed by the need for transparency, however, despite our authority to write policy affecting the Police Dept., the law gives a Chief final control over Dept. equipment, so other than expressing our unanimous disapproval, that’s all we can directly do.


Two ordinances are being proposed by the Police Dept.  One is aimed at making landlords more financially responsible if the police are called excessively to a particular address.  The other is an Animal Control ordinance that, while including some worthwhile provisions, needs, in this Selectman’s opinion, serious modification with regards to livestock and expectations in the Rural Zone.  There will be 2 Public Hearings on these Ordinances and it is crucial that anyone who has an interest be heard!


Lastly, Larry has asked for another Public Forum with the subject “Share your ideas for lowering the tax burden” its theme on July 19.  If you have any ideas please be sure to attend!



Pittsfield Economic Development Joint Meeting Summary

Submitted By Helen Schiff, President Suncook Valley Regional Development Corporation


Below is a copy of the open letter sent to the Board of Selectmen as a follow up to the joint economic development meeting held on May 25th, 2016. If you would like to become part of this ongoing and worthwhile community revitalization effort, please contact Ted Mitchell of the Economic Development Committee (435-6573). Again, tax deductible contributions can be made to the Suncook Valley Regional Development Corporation, (payable to SVRDC) and mailed to PO Box 183, Pittsfield NH, 03263. We will do our best to keep you posted along the way!


Dear Board Members:

Thank you for taking the time to attend the joint meeting hosted by the Economic Development Committee on May 25th. We trust the presentation by Arnett Development Group was helpful in providing some useful ideas on how the Board of Selectmen (BOS) can successfully proceed forward in coming up with a long term plan to revitalize Pittsfield.


Thank you for taking the first step in establishing a committee to form some foundational goals and objectives to a long term economic development plan. The SVRDC is looking forward to participating in this effort. It is our hope that together we are able to, not only establish an acceptable long term plan, but also come up with an organized and defined understanding of how the individual groups will work together through the development.


While this planning process is underway, there are still numerous town owned properties available. Once the long term plan is defined by the BOS, the SVRDC is ready and available to discuss the details and/or assist the BOS in implementation. Until that time, the SVRDC will not be bidding on any of the Town owned properties that are on the open market as we do not believe we should be bidding against town citizens and businesses. We understand as part of a long term plan that goals may be met through sales to private individuals given the proper covenants adopted by the BOS, as outlined at the joint meeting. If we can be of assistance in any way, please let us know. Additionally, if the BOS has properties that it does not want to sell on the open market, the SVRDC is available to work with the BOS to assume those properties as part of and according to the long term plan set forth by the BOS and its representatives.


Hopefully this correspondence clarifies expectations from our perspective. The SVRDC is available as a resource for the BOS if you choose to utilize it. We have attached a copy of the presentation for your convenience.




John M. Freeman


Pittsfield – Mr. John M. Freeman, 69, a resident of Pittsfield for more than 36 years, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after a lengthy battle with Cancer and related illnesses.


Born in Exeter on August 22, 1946, John was the son of John “Jack” and Laurie (Keaton) Freeman.  He graduated from Dover High School and Franklin Pierce College.


He started his career selling real estate and was a licensed broker.  He moved into Code Enforcement and worked as a building inspector for several local communities, most recently coming out of retirement to become the part-time Code Enforcement Agent for the Town of Chichester.


He was extensively involved in building the Pittsfield Grammar School and was a member of the Pittsfield School Board for many years.  As Chairman, he was proud to present high school diplomas to both his son and daughter.


John coached multiple baseball and softball teams for Pittsfield youth, and was the head coach of his own Suncook Valley league softball team,   Freeman’s Demons.


He loved his family above all else and adored his grandkids.  He was a man of varied interests, enjoying many sports, especially golf, going as far as making golf clubs for family and friends.  He enjoyed vacations, ballooning, bird watching, and was an avid Trivial Pursuit player, fondly known as “The Head.” He was also a lover of music with his own rock band, Rockus, with his brother, his wife and his son, and his friends Bryan, Joe, Mark, Ed, and Stan.


Members of his family include his wife of 48 years, Patricia (Clark) Freeman of Pittsfield; his children and their spouses, Michael Freeman and Chris and Lori Tobin and Mark, all of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Temaira, Keaton, Jack, and Olivia; his brother, James Freeman of Nottingham; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Terry.


A celebration of John’s life was held Friday, June 10th at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.  A brief service followed where family and friends participated with stories and remembrances about John.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CRVNA Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord. NH 03301.


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