seeking Community Service volunteers on Saturdays to assist patrons
with their recycling needs.
contact Lisa at 435-6237 if you would like to help out.
Letter To The Editor
letter in last week's SUN is a little misleading. My vote on the
select board's recommendation to support (4 yes, 1 abstention)
citizen's petitioned Article 31 to repeal the HSA and replace with
NH State Standards was based in part on the following;
letter states the HSA is there to protect "owners from harm and
litigation." It's NOT incumbent on the town to protect
"owners" from litigation. Rather it's the duty of the BOS to reduce
exposure to lawsuit AGAINST THE TOWN. HSA derives its authority from
the state, and I believe HSA has exceeded that authority. By trying
to enforce requirements they don't legally have, the town is placed
in a position that invites lawsuits that would be difficult if not
impossible to win.
also stated that complaints will go through the select board and
fire dept. and the fire dept. has "limited resources" and it would
be a "burden" on them. I checked with Chief Pszonowsky who assured
me he has the resources to deal with fire safety related issues and
this would NOT be a "burden."
231 cities and towns. Only two still have an HSA instead of adopting
State Standards- Manchester, population 110,000 and little old
Pittsfield, just over 4,000. The other 229 towns and cities do
ok. Beware of scare tactics suggesting we'll plunge into anarchy
without "big brother" looking over our shoulder.
and respect Kim Simonds, however, she implies she's speaking about
"her" town and that without HSA "we" are not "safe." The reality is
Kim doesn't live in Pittsfield- she lives in Concord, with no HSA,
so apparently an unsafe "place to live." She's employed by
Pittsfield HSA and if it's repealed she'll no longer have that job.
Leaders with Pittsfield Youth Voice in it Together (PYViiT) of
Pittsfield Listens presented to the Pittsfield School Board on
Thursday December 17. Their presentation included updates on their
work this past fall, with a focus on their School Build Campaign. As
part, they shared a draft proposal to have student representatives
from Pittsfield Middle High School on the School Board. Thank
you to the School Board members and Pittsfield School District for
the welcome, and for your continued collaboration with Pittsfield
Listens in making sure that Student and Parent/Family voice is part
of the school decision making process. 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
Players’ Kids’ Theater Workshop Hard At Work Rehearsing The Addams
Family [email protected]
Some of the Kids’ Theater Workshop Addams Family Ancestors
include (back row) Biagio Donini, Damonica Charles, Isabella
Cotrell, Michaela St. George, and Anna Vyce, (front row) Carly
Griffin and Addy Shonyo.
Pittsfield Players’ Kids’ Theater Workshop is currently in rehearsal
for this season’s presentation of The Addams Family [email protected] The
show will run at the Scenic Theatre on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, February 21, 22 and 23, at 7:30 pm each evening. In
addition, there will be two matinee performances on Tuesday and
Wednesday, February 19 and 20, at 12:30 pm for local schools and
home schoolers, so that kids might see their peers on stage and
develop an interest in theater. Participants in the Kids’ Theater
Workshop range in age from 8 to 18, and they learn all aspects of
theater both on stage and behind the scenes. Tickets for the evening
shows are $8 for kids under 12 and $12 for adults and may be
reserved by calling 435-8852. If you are interested in bringing a
class or group of kids to the matinees, at a reduced price, contact
director Maye Hart at [email protected].
Addams Family [email protected] features an original story, and it’s every
father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of
darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young
man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met.
And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her
father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must
do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved
wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the
fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend
and his parents. The whole Addams Family, based on the hit
television series, gets involved, including all the ancestors.
cast includes Peter Dudley as Gomez, Emma Molloy as Morticia, and
Trinity Morse as Wednesday. Benjamin Marcotte will play Uncle
Fester, with Christopher Tedcastle as Pugsley, Spencer Griffin as
Lurch, Julianna Hodson as Grandma, and Benjamin Tedcastle as Cousin
Itt. The Ancestors will include Isabella Cottrell, Damon Cottrell,
Ashleigh Hodson, Faith Griffin, Carly Griffin, Annelissa Marcotte,
Alivia Duffy, Kaylyn John-Zensky, Kayla Pardi, Jayson Pardi, Biagio
Donini, Riley Nagle, Anna Vyce, Abigail Hodgdon, Isabelle Holland,
Kameron Johnston, Gina Boudreau, Izzy Cote, Michaela St. George,
Addy Shonyo, Lily Syas, Olivia Charles, Damonica Charles, Raylyn
Pszonowsky, Chelsee Chagnon and Savannah Chagnon.
miss these incredibly talented kids on stage in this wonderful Kid’s
Letter To The Editor
writing to thank Pittsfield residents for sharing the true meaning
of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
of the generosity of donors in Pittsfield and across the United
States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse,
collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Combined with
those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is
now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children
suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine.
simple gifts bring smiles to the faces of children around the world.
Packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, these gifts
bring joy and are a tangible expression of God’s love. Since 1993,
Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157
million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries
not too late for people to make a difference. Though drop-off
locations serving Pittsfield shoebox packers are closed until
November 2019, anyone can still pack a personalized shoebox gift
samaritanspurse.org/buildonline. Information about year-round
volunteer opportunities can also be found at
you again to everyone who participated in this global project—many
who do so year after year. These simple gifts send a message to
children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten.
Operation Christmas Child
Cow Be Your Valentine
Submitted By Carole Soule
gets a hug from Olivia
Ten-Year-Old Olivia hugs Missy, a Scottish Highlander Cow
for winter to be over? Do early darkness and painfully cold weather
depress you, as they do me? Well, I've found the antidote: Cuddling
Mountain Horse Farm in upstate New York offers an hour of
cow-cuddling for $90. That sounds pricey, but then farming isn't
cheap. It costs more than $1,000 a day to run my little farm. In
therapeutic terms, that's about $125 an hour each eight-hour day.
Yikes! My cow-cuddling therapy is expensive.
first, it seemed curious that folks would pay good money for quality
time with a cow – but maybe not.
I'm not sure I can pay the mortgage, or the Bobcat (it's a machine)
won't start, I'll find Topper- my favorite therapist. Born on the
farm six years ago, Topper and his partner, Stash, are a team.
Topper will walk up to me and put his head on my shoulder while I
scratch his neck. He's just like a dog: a 1,500-pound dog.
is to connect to a time when it was common to raise a backyard cow
for meat or milk. Bonding with my cattle makes me feel better, and I
want to share. The rhythmic breathing of a cow, her sweet breath on
your face, and the warmth of her body can restore your soul. If you
want to cuddle a cow, you can; free of charge. We hold regular farm
events at which cattle hugging is an option.
Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, and I’ll introduce you to Curious Bleu
or Missy, two of our ambassador Scottish Highlanders. On Saturday,
Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can celebrate Valentine’s Day by
hugging or even sitting on one of our more placid bovines. For more
information and to see what else is on the agenda, visit
cuddling is free.
Celebrate Valentine's Day early this year. It's all about love, so
why not let the 101.5-degree body temperature of a cow warm your
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm. She can be reached at
To The Editor
SVRDC was established as a 501(c)(3) organization “to work in
conjunction with the Town of Pittsfield and its representatives in
promoting and developing the growth, prosperity, and general welfare
of the Town of Pittsfield and the surrounding region.” Given the
foundational work that had been completed in prior years by the
Economic Development Committee and the SVRDC, members eagerly
awaited a viable project.
in 2016 a Selectboard member approached the SVRDC to ask if we would
be interested in some tax deeded properties. After walking through
the properties with the building inspector, a verbal offer was
submitted to the Board for consideration. The SVRDC proposed
purchasing 1 Fayette Street for $53,000 (outstanding taxes, interest
and costs incurred; penalties excluded) and 11 Watson Street for
$26,000 (outstanding taxes, interest and costs incurred; penalties
excluded). The town would give the SVRDC a simple interest loan for
$93,000 (from the property redevelopment fund) to purchase and
renovate 1 Fayette Street. Loan proceeds as well as rental income
from 11 Watson Street would be used to maintain and renovate (in
phases) Fayette Street for business use. Units would be leased out
as they became available and the building would be sold when the
renovation work was complete.
the Fayette Street building was self-sustaining the SVRDC would
renovate 11 Watson Street, turn it back into a single-family home
and sell it, at which time the town would receive a balloon payment
for the purchase price plus accumulated interest. The SVRDC proposed
to keep taxes current on both properties during the renovation
Board accepted the offer(s) with the condition that memorandums of
understanding (MOUs) would be forthcoming from the SVRDC which were
submitted to the BOS on February 22, 2016. Unfortunately, the
incoming Board did not follow through on the commitment.
University Of New Hampshire's Dean's List For The Fall 2018 Semester
following local students have been named to the Dean's List at the
University of New Hampshire for the fall 2018 semester.
Brown of Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Angelique Georges of Center Barnstead, NH with Honors
Carazzo of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Lacourse of Center Barnstead, NH with Honors
Katherine Lesnyk of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Kelley of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
Crossman of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Gilbert of Center Barnstead, NH with High Honors
Hoyt of Center Barnstead, NH with Honors
Unzen of Center Barnstead, NH with Highest Honors
MacCallum of Epsom, NH with High Honors
St. Laurent of Epsom, NH with High Honors
Bean of Epsom, NH with Honors
Ferrera of Epsom, NH with High Honors
Christian Murchison of Epsom, NH with Highest Honors
Pagano of Epsom, NH with Highest Honors
Miner of Epsom, NH with Highest Honors
Samantha Knowles of Gilmanton, NH with Honors
Lachance of Gilmanton, NH with Highest Honors
Morrison of Gilmanton, NH with High Honors
Barker of Chichester, NH with High Honors
Skidmore of Chichester, NH with High Honors
Bates of Chichester, NH with Highest Honors
Bachelder of Chichester, NH with Highest Honors
Jameson of Chichester, NH with Highest Honors
Faiella of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Ohrenberger of Northwood, NH with High Honors
Thibeault of Northwood, NH with Honors
Fenerty of Northwood, NH with High Honors
Lentz of Northwood, NH with High Honors
Sommer of Northwood, NH with High Honors
Bettencourt of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Bettencourt of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Wadleigh of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
LeBlanc of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Salach of Northwood, NH with Highest Honors
Booth of Pittsfield, NH with High Honors
Hamel of Pittsfield, NH with Highest Honors
Lawrence of Pittsfield, NH with Honors
Skehan of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH with High Honors
McNamara of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH with Highest Honors
Dean of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH with Highest Honors
Suncook Valley Rotary Club will be hosting Thomas Vetras, COO Globe,
MSA to give a talk about MSA. Being the largest employer in
Pittsfield and much of the area ,we are interested in the goals of
the company, their sense of the area, and a broader picture of how
Globe fits into the corporate structure. The talk will be held at
Dominic’s Restaurant, Suncook Valley Highway, Chichester on February
20, 2019 at 7:00PM. No purchase is necessary however staff
will be available for those interested. Please join us!