Distribution of Ashes
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for hot soup after you get your ashes.
Letter To The Editor
the past several weeks I’ve attempted to give you a closer look at
the economic development efforts put forth over a timespan of a
decade plus. I have highlighted numerous project proposals submitted
by the Suncook Valley Regional Development Corporation and rejected
by the Board of Selectmen, all of which were viable economic
development proposals. Each came with safeguards to the town; taxes
would be kept current; property value would be improved, and
maintenance upkept. In the event the SVRDC didn’t honor the terms of
the agreement(s), the ownership of the properties would return to
the town. Copies of these proposals should be available for review
at the town hall.
estimation, the (approximate) $100,000 available in the Property
Acquisition and Redevelopment Expendable Trust Fund can be more
fruitfully invested into the livelihood of you, the taxpayer, rather
than remain idle in town coffers. As unfortunate as it is that
endless volunteer hours have been labored in vain, I humbly
recommend you vote YES on Article 30 of the Town Ballot on March
12th. It is my fear that, over time, these funds may be misused in
the name of “economic development.”
other ballot items…
zoning recommendations are lengthy and confusing. My derived
conclusion from the deliberative session: there is much controversy
between the boards on these proposals. To be safe, I will be voting
yes only for those amendments recommended by BOTH the BOS and the
total proposed tax impact for town: operating budget $0.58; other
articles $1.51; total town proposed increase $2.09/1,000.
total proposed tax impact for the school: operating budget $0.83;
other articles $0.71; total school proposed increase $1.54/1,000.
everything passes, a citizen owning a house valued at $200,000 will
be paying an additional $726 in taxes.
Pittsfield Residents and Voters:
is Bea Douglas. I have been a lifelong resident of Pittsfield and
have served on the school board for the past 6 years. I have a
Masters Degree in Education and have taught preschool - elementary
grades for over 30 years.
very aware and concerned with our rising property taxes. I am also
gravely concerned that our state aid (stabilization grant) is being
reduced at a very rapid rate which has a devastating effect on our
school board, administration and staff have worked extremely hard
and will strive to keep our budget as reasonable as possible while
providing the children of Pittsfield with an excellent education.
Pittsfield School District has worked hard to become leaders in
Personalized, Competency-based education. Pittsfield schools have
been visited by educators and Principals from across the country. We
should all be very proud of the progress we have made with school
and community support. I would like to see us continue on our path
to excellence for our students, who rely on us to ensure their
children of today will be our leaders of tomorrow. There is not a
more important job than to prepare them for their future, the future
of our community, and of our country.
appreciate your vote in March for school board member.
Can Cows Save Us From Plastic?
Submitted By Carole Soule
Ryder, a yearling Highlander heifer at Miles Smith Farm,
munches on plastic webbing that she thinks is hay - the author
pulled the plastic away after taking this photo.
Throwaway plastic is everywhere – plastic forks, plastic straws,
plastic cups, and oh those plastic bags! Red River Theater in
Concord recently showed the 2010 film “Bag It” which taught me that
4 ounces of petroleum are required to create and transport one
8-ounce plastic bottle of water. You may have heard about the
Pacific Ocean gyre – a giant circular surface current that has
entrapped trillions of tons of plastic particles in an endless
Thinking it's food, ocean fish will eat microplastic – tiny
fragments created when larger chunks disintegrate. Some
plastic-eating sea life will die, like the sperm whale in Indonesia
that ate 13 pounds of plastic. Other ocean creatures that have
absorbed microplastic might end up on the dinner table, transferring
plastic to humans that eat them. Yuck!
is also a threat to livestock. The baleage, 1,000-pound bales of hay
we feed our herd of cattle at Miles Smith Farm, is sealed inside a
sheet of plastic. Inside this air-tight covering, hay ferments to
create a protein-rich forage that cattle love.
feeding each round bale, we remove the plastic so a cow won't eat
it. A small wad will safely pass through her intestines, but a more
substantial lump could cause blockage. This affliction is called
“plastic colic,” and it can kill.
depressing? It is, but there is a possible alternative. There is a
miracle substance that could be used to make spoons and straws that
are not only functional but edible. Even better, this is a product
farmers already produce in abundance – it's milk.
Porter, a dairy expert, and University of New Hampshire Extension
Professor Emeritus, recently wrote an article for Hoard's Dairyman
magazine advocating the use of milk in food wrap, packaging material
and even as covers for hay. According to Porter, “Milk has proteins
and a lot of other nutrients that might be able to be components of
manufacturing. Just think if all the covering put over a bunker silo
were made of a milk-based fabric. You could use up a lot of milk and
have a material that could be ground up with the feed for the
Milk-based wrapping would increase the demand for milk, help dairy
farmers make a living, and reduce plastic use. The U.S. Department
of Agriculture is working to develop a milk-based plastic that is so
biodegradable that it's edible; 500 times better than plastic at
locking out oxygen that makes food spoil; and could be available in
three years. (https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=53460011&refid=asa)
Cattle would help address our plastic overload by creating the raw
material for an alternative, and then eat that alternative to
generate more raw material. To look at them, you'd never know that
cows are so talented.
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm,. She can be reached at
Voters of Pittsfield,
served the past three years as a member of the Board of Selectmen
and am asking you to support me in my bid for re-election. Carl
Anderson is also running for re-election and I would respectfully
request you support him as well.
Although we do not always agree on various issues, the current Board
has worked very well as a team, and I would like to continue to be
part of that team. The current board is very transparent - we listen
to all sides of an issue before coming to a decision. I have heard
individuals encourage others to attend Select Board meetings because
they are “fun.”
lived here my entire life and believe Pittsfield is a very unique
town. During my time on the Board I have always given thought
to how each one of my votes would impact our most vulnerable
citizens on fixed incomes. I have strived to keep our taxpayers in
mind when developing budgets and will continue to ask how each
dollar is being spent. I will continue to weigh what is needed
by our department heads and what is wanted. We are indeed
fortunate to have wonderful caring department heads, and our
employees are our greatest asset.
serving on the current Board a few of our greatest accomplishments
are rebuilding our police department, getting many of our tax-deeded
properties back on the tax rolls, working with the Historical
Society, with the blessing of the Beautification Committee, to deed
the Washington House lot for a new historical society building which
will be a wonderful addition to our Main Street, and recognizing
town employees for their dedication and service. I have represented
the Board on the budget committee, planning board, and the Foss
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, (Ash Wednesday), St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church will be offering “Ashes to Go” on Main Street in front of the
Church building. People who wish to receive penitential ashes
on the first day of the Holy Season of Lent can come by the church
from 11 AM until 1 PM where Rev. Miriam Acevedo will be waiting for
you. She will offer a brief prayer and impose a cross of ashes on
your forehead; you don’t even really have to get out of the car.
ashes symbolize our willingness to receive God’s forgiveness for our
human failings. They mark the 40 day Lenten season of reflection and
repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter on April 21.
However, we have recognized that many, who wish to participate in
this ritual, have busy lives that sometimes conflict with taking
time away from work and family responsibilities. “Ashes to Go”
brings the church to the people outside the walls of our building.
Churches in more than 26 states participate in this effort;
however, it will be a first for Pittsfield and surrounding
Recognizing that the time is also a lunch break for people, we will
have homemade soup available in the undercroft to eat there with us
or to take with you. March in New Hampshire can be very cold,
we’ll have the church warm so you can be comfortable if you choose
to visit with us.
Re-elect Carole Richardson to the Board of Selectmen
Richardson has served as a member of the Pittsfield Board of
Selectmen (BOS) for three years. During that time, the BOS has
worked very hard each year to maintain or to lower departmental
budgets while continuing to preserve the health and safety of
Pittsfield residents and town employees.
Carole’s many years of budget experience in her former position in
State government makes her an excellent resource for the town.
Additionally, Carole has always been active in Pittsfield’s many
volunteer committees and most recently was the driving force behind
the beautiful fencing at the Floral Park Cemetery.
Carole’s no-nonsense approach to spending, whether it is State
government or as a Pittsfield Select Board member, has always been
consistent by ensuring that the taxpayers get a dollar’s worth of
value for every dollar spent. Carole’s depth of knowledge and
exceptional work ethic make her a valuable member of the Board. I
ask you to please re-elect Carole Richardson to the Board of
Selectmen. Thank you.
To The Editor
running for reelection to the zoning board of adjustment (ZBA), and
I ask for your vote.
became acquainted with the ZBA in 2014 as an abutter. The ZBA was
run in a haphazard, shoot from the hip way. Procedures were not
followed, minutes of proceedings were sanitized and barely reflected
the hearings they were supposed to record, and the board’s whole
operation had a distinct “Good Ole Boy” feel.
March 8, 2016, I defeated the sitting ZBA chairman by a 2-1 margin,
but the next week, the ZBA met, accepted a member’s resignation, and
reappointed the defeated chairman back to the board. This was
Pittsfield’s ZBA: a “Good Ole Boy,” underhanded, and borderline
the following years, I worked tirelessly to reform things. I
repeatedly objected to improper procedures, I demanded proper
minutes taking, and I exposed the “Good Ole Boy” practices when they
occurred. The board changed, and things got better.
my election as chairman, I was able to correct the board’s
minutes-taking so that minutes are now a clear legal record that
enables anyone—applicant or abutter—to use them in court or other
government body without being hamstrung by poor or biased record
keeping. Decisions are now made strictly according to zoning
regulations, and reasoning is clearly stated, voted on, and
recorded, so that any resident of Pittsfield can clearly understand
why a decision was made and can challenge that reasoning if it is in
I am a
firm believer that “Iron sharpens Iron,” and I welcome discussion
and differing ideas. Unfortunately, there are still some who like
the “Good Ole Boy” way of doing things, but I will continue to work
to treat everyone the same and according to law.
at 5:30! This is our new time for our weekly chapter meeting
beginning March 5. We still meet at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Rd.
a group who supports each other as we endeavor to Take Off
Pounds Sensibly. To assist with that, contests to help us stay on
task and good information on healthy lifestyle are provided. Members
often share with the group something that has helped them lose
weight. We would love to have you join us. Please note
the new time. If you have questions, call Beth 435-7397.
First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, will
observe the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service, March
6, 7 p.m. As part of the service, there will be a time of prayer and
reflection, the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. The Rev.
David Stasiak will lead the service with the addition of special
music by the Chancel Choir and the JuBellation Handbell Choir.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
the beginning of the 40-day season of repentance and preparation for
the remembrance of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ. It culminates on Easter Sunday, April 21. Parking and
wheelchair accessible entry are available at the rear of the church
building at Chestnut Street. For more information, call the church
office at 435-7471.
thought since I’m running for the zoning board of adjustment that I
should explain about my resignation from the Board of Selectman in
April of 2017 due to health issues and also explain that it’s always
a good idea to get your well tested.
and I had always had our well tested every three years, in 2009 and
2012 everything came back great. In 2015 we had the same company
come out and they recommended a new system due to the age of our
water softener system and, of course, we said go ahead. We just
figured our water was tested again.
my health seemed to be going downhill; by 2017 my health had some
serious things happening with my legs, strength, headaches, and high
blood pressure. I was advised to step down from everything; I
started experiencing anxiety attacks and it was scary. I didn’t feel
I was serving to my best capacity on any board and thought it would
be best to step down.
nine months later I was even worse, to the point I had an aneurysm
and almost died on the table. Four months later, in the spring of
2018 we had our well tested again and found out we had extremely
high readings of arsenic.We put in a mitigation system and my health
has slowly regained itself back to normal.
had my one-year review and all kinds of blood work done and have
been to Dartmouth and have gotten all good news and the green light
to serve again.
poisoning was the problem! I really enjoy serving and love our great
community. I will explain more about my running for the zoning board
To The Editor
Richardson has put her name on the March ballot for re-election to
the Select Board. I’ve known Carole for nearly 60 years and
can testify that her actions and conduct have always been above
reproach. She’s spent her life being a devoted, hard-working
career woman, mother, wife and Pittsfield taxpayer. Carole’s
dedication to the betterment of Pittsfield has been demonstrated in
many, many ways.
I were elected to the Select Board three years ago and have learned
the job together. To no-one’s surprise, her performance on the
BoS has been nothing short of exemplary. Carole’s first and
always consideration is what’s best for the residents of Pittsfield.
On those occasions when a subject is controversial and sticking to
your convictions is extremely difficult in the face of criticism,
she never waivers. She’s smart and her input during
discussions is invaluable. Carole is a vital part of a board
that has tackled and succeeded in resolving a number of difficult
issues over the last three years.
do the town of Pittsfield a huge favor and vote for Carole on March
also announcing my candidacy for re-election to the Board of
Selectmen, and ask that you consider voting for me as well.
Our entire board is unafraid to take on issues that we identify as
areas of concern and that we are in a position to positively affect
for the betterment of Pittsfield. We consistently strive to do
what is right for the town and recognize there’s times that angers
people who disagree. Being an effective Selectman is different
from just filling the seat. It means opening yourself up to
criticism and requires the strength of your convictions.
and l both have that strength. With your aappreciated support, we’ll
keep doing it.
To The Editor
Vote Carl Anderson for Selectman
had the honor and privilege to serve Pittsfield as a member of the
Select Board with Carl Anderson. Carl and the Board have dealt with
some tremendous challenges over the last three years. During that
time, the Board has overseen a complete overhaul of the Pittsfield
Police Department. During a most challenging period, the Board
of Selectmen (BoS), along with our dedicated Sergeant and new Chief,
were able to keep the residents safe. However, one of the most
challenging issues facing the Board has been making sense of the
confusing, and in some cases, contradictory land use ordinances.
Anderson stepped up, with BoS approval, to become an unpaid Zoning
Administrator, which is the job of initial compliance determination
became apparent, during consultations with the entire BoS and legal
counsel, conflict with NH law exists within our ordinance.
Planning Board member Jim Pritchard, who had authored many wordy
legalese regulations that complicate the present zoning ordinances,
has been very vocal denouncing the BoS position.
the BoS’ top priorities is to keep the town and its numerous
entities out of court. At one point, Mr. Pritchard wanted the
BoS to sue the Zoning Board of Appeals and then deny them
town-funded legal representation. Needless to say, the BoS
feels it is critical that the average citizen be able to read and
understand our town zoning ordinance. Carl and the BoS are proposing
changes to the present ordinance, with legal input, in an attempt to
simplify our zoning to benefit all town residents. I urge you to
continue to help bring common sense back to our land use boards as
well as all aspects of town government by re-electing Carl Anderson
to the Select Board.
Citizens of Pittsfield,
Thursday at the Zoning Hearing for Teen Challenge, the meeting was
run totally out of order and should be voided. The Board met with
the applicant before the public meeting was opened. This is
confirmed by the chairman, when asked about the applicant’s right to
have a full board. He responded that they agreed to a partial board,
prior to the meeting.
means that the board met privately to discuss this application. The
second item is that a board member slept thru half the hearing.
item was a board member was observed passing notes with the
applicant during meeting.
board had two people in the crowd, so a full board was available.
There were 50 to 60 residents present. The board then approved this
as a school when their zoning ordinance calls a substance abuse as a
hospital, look at the definition of Hospital.
zoning administrator and chairman and one member have decided this
for the whole town. When most people present spoke against this
support the existing members who are running to keep their control.
The letters in last week's Sun were either written by board members
or their wives. Please don’t be swayed by their continued lies.
Prichard has not even done the minutes of theses two boards,
according to The Rules of Procedure which is the Town Ordinance for
how to run these meetings.
as they are ELECTED and don’t follow any direction and don’t answer
to anyone, please don’t swallow their lies and vote for anything
they are involved with.
Citizens should file notice to the Town Hall that this should be
reheard after the elections.
you for paying attention to this bull.
To The Editor
2019-2020 legislative session is underway and I am on the job
representing Merrimack County District #21. The things for a
freshman representative to learn, research, and understand are
myriad. I was briefly appointed to the Public Works and Highways
Committee, but the House leadership saw fit to move me to the
Education Committee, where we are working a large and complicated
slate of bills.
is a sense of energy and determination within the committee and I
believe we are going to make real change in the State’s education
funding models this session. We are working on bills to infuse
immediate grants into the system to help property-poor communities
cope with budgetary shortfalls. We are also working a funding model
to carry all of New Hampshire’s school districts through the next
couple of years. Perhaps most importantly, we are hoping to pass a
bill forming a commission to redesign how the state funds education
for decades to come. Done right, we will create a system that is
sustainable, equitable and without the need for court actions.
extremely pleased and proud that you sent me to Concord in the 200th
anniversary year of our state house, and that I got to cast my very
first vote that helped keep Bill Gardner as the Secretary of State,
and kept that office from becoming a partisan football.
closer to home, let’s remember that municipal elections are fast
approaching. The town warrants are long and complex this year. I
urge everyone to study the issues and the candidates ahead of time
so that you can go into the voting booth knowing what and whom you
want to support. Citizen-activists outside the polling place may or
may not be advocates for the outcomes you wish to see. Your vote is
Merrimack Dist. 21
To The Editor
it may concern,
voting time again, and we have several people running this year.
Matt St. George is running for the planning board and I think that
his knowledge of the town and the people who live here is priceless.
He should be our new member for planning!
Konopka, who has shown such amazing caring for this town and has
served on many boards, is running for the three year seat on ZBA. I
think it is important that we vote for Larry.
running for two and one year terms respectively are George
Batchaldar and Scott Aubertin. Both have a long history and love for
the town and what happens here.
also support both Carl Anderson and Carole Richardson for
Family Foundation Makes Huge Donation To Building Fund
and the late Richard Foss.
Pittsfield Historical Society is once again indebted to the Foss
Family Foundation for a major contribution to one of its projects,
the building of a new headquarters and museum at the top of Factory
Hill. Established in 1999 by Richard and Lois Foss, the Foundation’s
purpose is to improve the quality of life for citizens in Pittsfield
and Gilmanton and has supported many endeavors to make Pittsfield a
better place in which to live. In particular, it has given
generously to the schools, scholarships for students attending
post-secondary education, and the youth of the community.
you members of the Board and especially you, Lois, for all of your
support through the years.
Agency Donates To Building Fund
Brown of the Paige Agency.
again the Paige Insurance Agency has stepped forward to support a
huge community endeavor, the building of the Pittsfield Historical
Society’s new headquarters and museum.
Paige Agency, one of Pittsfield’s oldest businesses, is widely known
for its support of local projects. Through the years it has donated
to nearly every positive project making the town a better place in
which to live. It is with support from our local businesses that the
project is sure to be a rousing success. Thank you, Scott Brown, and
your colleagues for your very generous donation.
join me in voting to reelect James Hetu to the zoning board of
James was elected in 2016, the ZBA did as it pleased. It did
not vote on approval conditions or give reasons for decisions. The
minutes were useless. Decisions were unfair.
being elected, James encouraged the board to follow the zoning
requirement to state all reasons for all decisions. Stating
its reasons forced the board to do what the zoning ordinance
required instead of what individual board members might have wanted.
James faced substantial opposition in his first year, but he
persevered and succeeded.
elected James chair in his second year, and he has led the board
through its most difficult cases ever. He has studied the
board's cases carefully, learned the applicable law, and done his
ZBA's most difficult cases are those cases where passions run high
both for and against the proposed project. Discipline to set aside
personal feelings and to follow the zoning ordinance carefully is
crucial in these cases because erroneous decisions in such cases
invite appeals to state court and because the state court decision
is usually less fair than a carefully reasoned local decision would
have been. James has been to state court, and he learned by this
experience the importance of the ZBA's having the discipline to
listen to both sides, sort through evidence, and state careful
reasons in order to get decisions correct locally and avoid state
changes that James has brought to the ZBA have made him a great
asset to our town. Please reelect him to the ZBA.
To The Editor
ARTICLES 6, 7, 8, 9
intelligent reading of the Planning Board Amendments (Ballot
Articles 6-9) would prove that these amendments are indeed primarily
of a ‘housecleaning’ nature and are not at all a 'power grab' by the
6 simply renumbers certain zoning regs so they match up with the
state RSA’s, as there are occasions where the state does change
their RSA numbering during revisions. It also adds case law
when appropriate, a practice followed by some (but not all) towns.
This is of value to property owners when researching zoning
7 simply clarifies the definition of ‘principal use’ by adding one
word and deleting three words. It changes nothing about the
8 is probably the only amendment that contains revisions for the
voter to think about. When the ZBA allowed by right, accessory
apartments in business buildings, there were no stipulations
associated with this right. The Planning Board researched,
discussed, and voted on a set of stipulations to accompany this
decision and these can be found at
anning. Look for Amendment 4 (which is Ballot Article 8).
9 is simply about proper notification of an owner’s rights that
currently exist in the zoning ordinance. When an owner who
changes nonconforming uses is found to be in violation of the
ordinance, he/she may not be aware of a time schedule to correct the
violation. This amendment would properly notify the owner of
Planning Board minutes of the last year clearly indicate that your
elected members researched and discussed these four articles
throughout the year. I support Planning Board Articles 6-9 and
reject the notion of these four articles being a power grab.
Congratulations to Gwendolyn Clough- PMHS Junior and Youth Leader
with Pittsfield Listens- on being accepted to the Youth Planning
Team for the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)! YLI is a
convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across
New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a
model that places students at the center of their own learning.
As a member of the Youth Planning Team, Gwen will work with youth
leaders from across New England to lead, plan, and facilitate for
this year’s 6th annual conference, to take place in August. Youth
Leaders with Pittsfield Youth Voice in it Together (PYViiT) of
Pittsfield Listens have participated in the conference since its
inception. Pittsfield Listens encourages underrepresented youth,
parent, family, and community voice on issues and policies that
directly affect their educations and lives. For more information
about Pittsfield Listens, visit
To The Editor
been a dedicated advocate for the current select board, attending
almost every meeting. This last year, however, I’ve become extremely
concerned with their actions. If you carefully review the 2019
Warrant Article, as well as their minutes for the past year, it's
very difficult to find an area of government that they don't feel
that they are the authority or at least want to be.
inability to work with the other town boards is also disturbing.
Recently, the select board has assumed the power of the zoning
administrator and has shown that they cannot agree on much with the
current, elected ZBA. There doesn’t seem to be much room for
disagreement with the select board.
Concerning the zoning ordinance, they submitted Articles 2 – 5
without much discussion with the planning board or master plan
committee. They made it perfectly clear that they were going to
proceed with or without our support. Article 17 rescinds the
planning board's authority for the Capital Improvements Plan and
gives it to them. As chair of the planning board, I can say there
was no previous discussion. Article 31, is a citizen’s petition to
repeal the HSA's authority and give it to them. To be fair, they
didn't place this article on the ballot, but are supporting it like
they did. Their unanimous support is based on their opinion that the
HSA has exceeded its authority and will get the town in litigation.
As a required member of the HSA, I can find no proof of this.
RSA’s clearly empower the select board as the final arbitrator. In
our town, I'm concerned that they are becoming the only authority.
Please show the other boards the respect that they deserve and join
me to vote against articles 2,3,4,5,17 and 31.
Comedian David Shikes Coming To Pittsfield Area Senior Center
Pittsfield Senior Center would like to welcome comedian David Shikes
to the center, on Tuesday, March 12, at 1:00 PM. David is a long
time resident of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and has spent years
travelling through the New England states telling stories and jokes.
On Tuesdays, during our community meal, which we serve at 12:00 PM,
there is a salad and soup along with the main meal.
in for lunch at 12:00 PM, watch the show at 1:00 PM, and laugh a
little. If planning on coming, please RSVP by Tuesday, March 5, the
phone number is 603-435-8482.
To The Editor
good Citizens of Pittsfield,
you're able, please vote for the schools' proposed budget, and the
three year contract for our good teachers.
schools have had two straight years of reduced funding than what was
needed. The governor is not helping. In his budget speech he really
did not address how we can prepare our kids for the mess we're
handing them. Think environmental, financial, political, without
fighting among ourselves on how to raise the necessary funds.
things ain't right, I generally blame the person in charge. This
time it's the governor's fault, for not adequately dealing with this
as the town ballot, with the seletmen's proposed zoning amendments
and the repeal of zoning and the HSA for us to vote on, all I can
say is, the natives are restless.
Laconia---Dorothy A. Haskell, 99, of Court Street, died Wednesday,
February 20, 2019 at the St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation
was born on September 25, 1919 in Lynn, MA the daughter of the late
Theodore and Marion (Wiggin) Dinsmoor. She had been a resident of
Laconia for most of her life.
is survived by a son, Walter A. Haskell and his wife, Patricia and
her daughter, Carol A. Simes three grandchildren, Tina Gilbert,
Tracie Osborne, and Dan Dearborn; six great-grandchildren; and two
great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is
predeceased by her husband, Arthur Haskell; her infant son, Arthur
Haskell Jr.; her grandson, Brian Haskell; and her granddaughter,
will be no calling hours.
graveside service will be held in the spring in Union Cemetery,
those who wish memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made
to St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 406 Court Street
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services,
164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the
arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go