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.
for Pittsfield Old Home Day
Since our theme for Old Home Day is an Olympic one, “Pittsfield Goes
for the Gold”, we would like to organize a TORCH RUN. We need
runners! If anyone is interested in participating in this
event on Sat, July 23, we would like to hear from you. Details
are still being worked out. Please contact ANDI RIEL at
435-6346 or [email protected]
to sign up.
Legion Post 88 News
Submitted By Commander
Commander Jones stand with Governor Hassan before the parade
Historian Lt Colonel(Ret.) Mike Moffett stands with the
Parade Grand Marshal Lt Colonel(Ret.) Roger Maxfield stands
with State Rep George Saunderson, Cmdr Jones, Gov Hassan & State Rep
Howard Moffett after the parade.
The Loudon Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts gather around Gov
Hassan after the parade.
I would like thank all of our members who participated in this
year’s Memorial Day Parade. I heard a number of positive comments
about the parade and how it was great that we did not cancel the
parade due to some inclement weather. Others where glad to see
Governor Maggie Hassan walking in the parade with a couple of our
local State Representatives. It surely was a treat for the
townspeople who, despite some rain, still came out to watch.
We thank Governor Hassan for taking the time out from her busy
schedule that morning to help us pay tribute to our fallen comrades.
I also want to thank the Loudon Police Department, Fire Department,
MVHS Band, Cub Scout Pack 247, Boy Scout Troop 247, our local
spiritual leaders Rev. Henry Frost, Pastor Jeff Owen and Pastor Josh
Owens and Kathy Labonte and her team of musicians.
Our June meeting is now behind us of which
we had 16 members present. We welcome two new members to our post.
Joining us last month was Alfred Page of Pittsfield. He is a veteran
of the US Navy. This month Kenneth Ward of Loudon came in to the
post. Ken is also a veteran of Navy. We welcome these two comrades
and thank them for choosing to join our post as we strive to gain
new members and continue to look for new ways to serve our
We heard from our building committee
members Gary Tasker and Stan Prescott. The parking lot project is
completed, the kitchen renovations are ongoing and about 95%
completed. We will be able to bring down our storage container and
set it into place any day now. We’ll be looking for volunteers to
help us sort and unload the container and move stuff inside the new
Post. The committee is still getting bids on replacing the roof and
will bring more information to the next meeting. We still have some
exterior landscaping to be done by Tasker’s Landscaping. Some other
things on the committee’s list are; decide on a flag pole and have
it installed, exterior signage design, other equipment purchases
such as a gas range, dishwasher and office desk. Larry Elliot will
be working on having the storage container delivered and Gary will
be working with Shane Labonte and other members to clean and paint
the flat top griddle.
Joe Piroso let us know that we have been
given 10 days in October to run our charitable gaming at the Lakes
Region Casino. This has been our biggest fund raiser to date but we
cannot count on this alone with our Commander’s Fund raffle. We need
to come up with other ways to bring income and donations into the
post in order to keep the doors open.
Our Commander’s Fund Raffle winners for June were:$50-Dick V, $25-A.
Davidson., $10-S. Labonte, $10-D. Minton & $5-N. Olsen,
congratulations to our winners. I still have a limited number of
tickets for sale at $12 each and are good for the next year’s
raffles starting in July. Please contact me at 496-0204 or
[email protected] to make
arrangements to purchase one or two. Why not help your Post out with
our annual fund raiser while taking a chance on being one of five of
our monthly winners.
Have a great and safe summer and don’t forgot to support the Loudon
Old Home Day Association as they begin to do their annual fund
raising drive for this years Old Home Day celebration on August
13th. Our next meeting will be on July 20th at Charlie’s Barn.
The Friday Night Kayak Group paddled the Pleasant Lake in Deerfield
on friday June 17th, dodging a few rain showers. There were 12
boats in the group. 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 huffnpuff.info
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
Letter To The
The Pittsfield Beautification Committee would like to thank Nick
Penney from Creative Gardening for the beautiful design and
installation of our newest garden next door to Jack’s Pizza.
We can’t thank Nick enough for the generous donation of his
knowledge and his time. We would also like to thank Matt
Niolet, Katrina Keene, Kevin Basner, Kiera Niolet, Khloe Niolet,
Hugh Sanborn, Paul Richardson, Frank Wolfe and Joe Darrah
Enterprises for all of their help.
A big thank you to Jim Marsh and Eric Mooney of NH Building and
Property Maintenance for rebuilding the damaged garden bed at the
Rite Aid intersection. And last but not least we would also
like to thank our garden sponsors and all of those yard sale
shoppers who took the time to find us on Dowboro Rd at the Town Wide
yard sale. As always, we appreciate your support.
The Pittsfield Beautification Committee is a non-profit organization
staffed by volunteers. Our only funding comes from your generous
donations. If you would like to help support us please send a
check payable to The Pittsfield Beautification Committee, c/o Tine
Fife 1394 Upper City Rd, Pittsfield NH 03263. Collection boxes can
also be found at Town Hall, Bell Brothers, Jack’s Pizza, Town Pizza
and Danis Markets.
We are always looking for new members, so if you would like to join
our Committee, our next meeting will be on Monday July 11th at
6:30 pm at Town Hall. You can also directly contact any of our
members: Diana and Lucien Levesque, Tina Fife, Carol Lambert,
Gail Allard, Nancy Barto, Paula Belliveau, Jason Isabelle, Ted
Mitchell, Jane McIlvaine, Matt Niolet, Nick Penney, Carole
Richardson, Pat Smith, or Ryan Wood.
Thanks again for all of your support.
Pittsfield Beautification Committee
Suncook Valley Rotary 35th Balloon Rally 5K
We invite you to join us as we remember Frank H. Donovan and
celebrate fitness in NH! Frank was a long-time member of the
Rotary Club and a regular volunteer at the annual Balloon Rally.
He helped with planning the Rally’s 5K for many years and was
committed to supporting road races across NH through his involvement
with Northeast Delta Dental’s sponsorships. Though not a
runner himself, Frank was a dedicated “speed walker” and biker, an
avid tennis player, and loved skiing and hiking in the White
Mountains. He believed in encouraging everyone to enjoy
exercise, and we remember Frank with this race by uniting his love
for the Balloon Rally, the Rotary, and fitness!
All proceeds from the race will benefit
the Suncook Valley Rotary Scholarship Fund.
Pittsfield Elementary School is please to announce the
recipients of the 2016 Presidential Awards. From left to right
Johnathen Kelley, Matthew Swenson, Dalton Swenson and Cassandra
Cemetery Fence Fund Update
Submitted By Carole
Thanks for your patience! Many of you have inquired as to why
Phase 3 of the fence project has not begun (it was promised to begin
by Memorial Day) – I got an e-mail from Rick of Superior Fence
Company apologizing for not starting the project on time, first
because of other previously scheduled projects that had to be done
by a certain date or he would be fined, and second, he discovered
that the wrong fencing was delivered for Floral Park. He has
reordered and assured me that the fence will be installed within the
next two weeks. Maybe by the Fourth of July!!!!!
Thanks again for your inquiries, and
please continue to send your donations for Phase 4 to the “Floral
Park Cemetery Fence Fund” P.O. Box 98 or 595 Tilton Hill Road,
Pittsfield, NH 03263. If you should have questions, please
call me at 435-8351.
What’s Up At
Submitted by: Paula
On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Pittsfield
Youth Workshop (PYW) held the 14th Annual Pittsfield Fiddle Contest
and Silent Auction at the Pittsfield Middle High School Lecture
In the Youth Division, 1st place was won
by Elsie O’Neill of Rochester NH, 2nd place by Lily Morris of
Strafford NH and 3rd place by Ryan Wood of Pittsfield NH.
In the adult division, 1st place was won
by Brennish Thomson of Lee NH, 2nd place by Heather Morris of
Strafford NH, and 3rd place by Ryan Thomson of Lee NH.
PYW would like to thank all the
participants and volunteers for their support. A big thanks to our
volunteer judges Keith Fletcher, Burt Feintuch, and Kevin Cleary,
and to the Pittsfield School District for letting us use the Lecture
We would also like to thank, Nathan
Wechsler & Company, Epping Well & Pump, Rustic Crust, and Keeley
Painting for the prize money donations in addition to Salty Dog
Pottery, Maxfield’s, Sage Wellness, NH Fisher Cats, Boston Red Sox,
TC’s Service Center, Harris Furniture, Cheryl Brown, Sue Bleckmann,
Sanel Auto Parts, Corine Miller, Dawn & Joe Hamel, Terry Riel, Bill
Mitchell, Kentek, Globe Manufacturing, Corrections Creations/Hobby
Craft, Sap House Meadery, Millican Nursery, Circle of Home and
Family, Forager Upcycled, Laurie Vien, Pleasant View Garden, and
George Szelest for the donations toward PYW’s silent auction.
Thank you Jack’s Pizza, Village Pizza and
Town Pizza, Coca Cola of Belmont for the soda and water, and to
Autumn Carson, Lora Allison, Deb & John Nickerson and MaryEllen
Siudut for the delicious baked goods!
All proceeds from this events will benefit the Pittsfield Youth
Workshop’s programs and activities. Please check out our web page
for more information about the summer calendar and don’t forget to
LIKE us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/
Rockin’ Daddios Return July 9 To The
Scenic Theatre With The PolkaDots
Members of The PolkaDots Jean Gentile,
Maye Hart, Lena Luongo, and Cathy Williams.
Get set for great summer concert night at the Scenic Theatre as The
Pittsfield Players present The Rockin’ Daddios and The
PolkaDots on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at
The Main Street Grill and Bar or can be reserved by calling
435-8852. All tickets are $15 per person.
The Rockin Daddios’ music, sung by Angelo
Gentile, Bo Guyer, Jim Rogato and Drew Seneca will bring you back to
a simpler, happier time. They sing the songs of the 50’s and 60’s
bringing back memories of sock hops, drive-in theaters and malt
shops. You will smile, tap your feet, and sing along with the truly
American sound of DoWop. And the group has added many new numbers
for your enjoyment as well as adding a girl group to their mix.
In this concert, the Daddios will be
accompanied by a rockin’ girls group, The PolkaDots, who will
perform their own 50’s and 60’s medley. The girls are Jean Gentile,
Lena Luongo, Cathy Williams and Maye Hart.
Come on down to the Scenic Theatre and
relive the fun and good times of the 50’s and 60’s with The Rockin’
Daddios and The PolkaDots and have a rockin’ good time!
June 21, 2016 Select Board Meeting
Submitted By Carl Anderson
Police Chief Cain came before
the Board with comments and a handout regarding the vehicle decaling
issue. After some further discussion, I believe all involved agree
it’s time to put the issue behind us and move on.
The Chairman of the Epsom Select Board met
with us to get a feel for whether we’d support discussing sharing
some police coverage between our towns. We assured him that we are
happy to have their full Board over for more specifics in an effort
to benefit both towns’ budgets while providing the coverage
residents are expecting.
We signed the 2016 “Dog Warrant” for
approx. 150 of last year’s licensed canines. State law requires
certain wording for the paperwork that everyone who has not
re-registered their dog must receive. It is delivered by Animal
Control. At this Board’s request, the required paperwork will also
include a message, verbal or written, that expresses the town’s
understanding if you no longer have the dog. A call to the Town
Clerk’s office could avoid any confusion.
The Housing Standards Agency asked for an
increase in inspection fees. The request was tabled until a
spokesperson for HSA can attend a meeting.
The Police Chief discussed requests by
some local businesses for dedicated parking spots. He said the
existing 2 hour parking rule is difficult to enforce and that
signage restricting parking to only those businesses at certain
times might help. This is another subject that could use every bit
of the public’s opinion possible in order to be fair, if we address
it. If you want to be heard, please find a way to let at least one
of us know your feelings on this (or any) town matter, either by
attending a meeting, stopping us on the street, emailing (addresses
are on the website), calling- there are many ways to reach us and we
A dozen more abatement requests were
considered, some approved, others denied, based on the assessor’s
recommendation. I believe this is the end of the abatements that
were filed for.
A reminder that there will be a public
forum following a brief Select Board meeting on July 19. We are
soliciting public input with any new ideas that might lower our tax
burden. Forum hours 7-8:30 PM.
There will be no Select Board meeting
6/28/16. Regular meetings will resume July 5.
Letter To The Editor
On June 14, I asked the new Selectboard
what it had accomplished so far. In his letter to The Sun on June
22, new Selectman Carl Anderson stated this notable accomplishment:
“In response to credible concerns
regarding safety and security at the Town Hall, we will be
installing cameras both inside and out. Anyone entering the
Selectman’s Administration office will now be required to sign in
and out. ... Signing in and out of the Administration office should
allow us to track missing items.”
“Credible concerns regarding safety”? Just
across the hall from the Selectmen’s Office, the Building and
Planning Office has its door not only unlocked but wide open
whenever the Office is open for business. Members of the public can
just walk in, and they do without incident.
Carl’s unspecified “credible concerns”
seem more like fake concerns. So I encourage Carl to explain just
what is the basis of these supposedly credible concerns, why have
the Selectmen put the safety of the Building Inspector and the
Planning Administrator at risk by not telling them of the supposedly
known danger, and what items IN THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE have been
lost or stolen.
Carl said the security measures will
“provide optimum working conditions more free of distraction so
employees can concentrate on their tasks at hand.” But government in
America exists to serve the public, and helping members of the
public and providing them with access to governmental records. How
are these things “distractions”? They are a Town employee’s duties.
So the Selectboard’s main accomplishment
so far seems to me to be door locks that disrupt Town agency
cooperation and public service, and cameras and sign-in books that
spy on, track, and intimidate the public.
Pittsfield Girl Scout Troop 10300 consisting of Daisies, Brownies,
and Juniors, presented the First Congregational Churches with an
assortment of wipes and diapers for the Infant and Toddler Diaper
Pantry. The troop decided on a diaper drive to help local
families as part of their community action project, It’s My World…
Change It. They set up their diaper drive at the Pittsfield
Elementary School to raise awareness toward helping our community.
The girls made their presentation of their diaper drive at their
Bridging Ceremony, where five members of their troop Bridged from
Brownies to Juniors this year.