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Finish It and They Did;
Pythons are New Hampshire Class I State Champs
by Len Lathrop
Coach Todd Kress stood on the court in front of his team’s empty bench about 30 minutes before game time. His statement was this: if it was close as the end of three quarters, “we can take them.” And it was - as the third quarter ended it was 47 Pythons 46 Falcons. Pelham kept running and shooting and when the buzzer ended the game at Lundholm Gym Saturday, it was 66 Pelham High School 53 Bow.
This trip to the championship started last summer according to Coach Kress. “Last summer we all sat down and decided we needed a slogan. The slogan of this team was ‘Finish it!’ You see it on the parents’ shirts; you see it on the back of our practice jerseys.”
Senior forward James Roman led the Pythons with 21 points and 11 rebounds, also in double figures were Jeff Maguire with 12 points and Frank Hojlo with 11. Freshman Justin Hojlo scored eight points. James Farris tossed in two major three pointers as Mark Catalano hit a big trey in the fourth that seemed to start the 19 – 7 Python run to the championship. Under the boards Aaron Lastoff battled the big men from Bow adding four points and pulled in four rebounds.
As the press all gathered around Coach Todd Kress, “There was never a thought that we wouldn’t make it back here again. We have the best player in the state in James Roman. We’re a deep team. We’re a senior-based team. The experience we gained the last few years helped. We knew what everything was about. We knew how to deal with everything and that definitely makes a difference.”
Kress‘ greatest compliment of Roman came with this closing quote: “James Roman has rejuvenated Pelham basketball. There are little kids all over Pelham that look at him and say ‘I want to be James Roman some day’.”
Destination ImagiNation Encourages Teamwork, Creative Skills
by Karen Plumley
Even the youngest of Pelham residents can shine in a wonderful program that demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills. The Destination ImagiNation Flagship program, formerly known as Odyssey of the Mind, is a program for young children that teaches creative problem solving and collaboration via a performance in front of a group of nonbiased judges.
Andrew Letendre uses the jigsaw.
Youngsters at Pelham Elementary School took place in a mock tournament on Monday evening to hone their abilities for Saturday’s regional competition at Nashua High School South. Elementary students formed teams of no more than seven members and performed various plays, some which were created on the spot in an impressive display of improvisation.
According to PES Principal Alicia LaFrance, Pelham Elementary School has participated in this program for the four years that the new school has been operational. “And I would like to thank the two co-coordinators, who have such passion and devotion to this program,” said LaFrance, who went on to give credit to both Lanita English and Caroline Letendre for their hard work and coordination of the event.
The rules for each team consisted of having at least one prop change, and inventing something out of newspaper and tape. The creativity started with their team names. With those such as “The Dolphin Challengers,” “The Wild Tigers,” and “The Pelham Creators,” the audience knew it was in for a treat.
Taylor Kudalis uses the power screwdriver.
The Dolphin Challengers performed a situation in which “snowgirls” hopped on board a plane that they thought was heading for Alaska, but instead landed in Florida. It was an amusing mix of fun and ingenuity that garnered a great deal of applause. Team managers Renee Tarpey and Karen Rutherford were very proud of their group of children who were in first and second grade. “The kids wanted to participate and that’s how we (herself and Tarpey) got involved,” described Rutherford, whose son Mark was a lifeguard in the performance. According to Tarpey, whose son Richie played the boy on the beach, and daughter Sophia played a snowgirl, the children worked for approximately one-and-a-half hours per week on the program since January.
LaFrance quoted Thomas Edison in an appropriate sentiment that summed up the remarkable program. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” The experience will surely stay with these children for the rest of their lives.
Taking on the "Kidz Rulz" challenge are (from left) Amelia English, Sarah Kyzer (behind Amelia), Taylor Kudalis, Rhiannon Snide, Andrew Letendre, Joshua Letendre and Michael Overy. They're standing in front of the town they live in called "Silly Ville."
Warm Weather Attracts Many to Pelham Skate Park
photo by Spencer Webb
The warm weather brought out bikers and boarders who enjoyed the ramps at Pelham's Skate Park.
Software Upgrade for the Pelham School District off to a Good Start
by Diane Chubb
“We are off to a good start,” said Brian Gallagher, the SAU business manager, as he gave an update on the accounting software upgrade at the March 8 Pelham School Board meeting.
He and others at the SAU office have been meeting with Unifund of Nashua regarding the installation of the new accounting software package called BudgetSense® for Windows®. The School Board recently approved the purchase of the software to replace the 18-year-old DOS-based system that is currently used.
The upgrade was required because the company announced that it would only provide very limited support for the DOS-based system after June 2006. The SAU office has already experienced situations where the current system failed, and Unifund was unable to resolve the problem because of the age of the system.
Gallagher stated that the installation timeline has been set, and they have been working on the guidelines and requirements for each school district. Although a lot of the data from the old system could be moved into the new system electronically, Gallagher admits that there is quite a bit of information that will need to be entered manually. In addition, staff from the SAU office have been traveling to sister school districts to observe the software in action.
Board member Linda Mahoney, who had voted against the purchase of the software upgrade at the February 22 board meeting, questioned Gallagher again on the source of the funds for the upgrade. She stated that she was concerned about all of the budget cuts that had to be made last year due to the fact that voters did not approve the school district budget. She also believed that there was no urgency to do the upgrade.
“Back in March 2005, after the default budget was voted in, you know we had to make some cuts and cuts in things that directly impacted students,” Mahoney said. She went on to list some of the cuts that had to be made in staff and school programs. Yet, she pointed out that there had been some money found in the budget for repairs and other things. She questioned whether those cuts were even necessary.
Chair Mike Conrad responded that the board cannot count on there being surplus money at the end of the year. “We can't go in and say okay, we're going to have $200,000 left at the end of the year, so let's just not plan any cuts,” he stated. He added that it is only now, three quarters of the way through the school year, that they could see that there would likely be a surplus in the budget.
At the prior board meeting, Gallagher had explained that the funding for the software upgrade would come from the surplus left in the budget to cover most, if not all, of the costs of the upgrade.
The surplus was due to savings in the medical insurance area. First, some new and current Pelham School District employees chose a health plan option that provided health care coverage to them at a lower cost to the employee and the district. Second, the final rates for all of the policies carried by HealthTrust came in lower than the figure originally budgeted. Both of these changes resulted in real dollar savings for the district. Pelham's share of the software upgrade is $64,400.
Gallagher also responded to Mahoney's comments regarding the required budget cuts. “In terms of cuts, those were real, it was a mandate by the voters, and you were obligated to adjust your budget to the default level,” he said. He went on to explain that the school district budget was a spending plan, similar to that of a household budget. “It changes as we go forward.”
Member Steven Tello added that it was unfair to compare the circumstances of making the cuts then and leveraging the funds now. “At that time, we were operating under a different set of circumstances. We had cuts that needed to be made because that is what the voters had said to us. These cuts were made unanimously at the time.”
Tello added that linking the cuts with the software upgrade “paints a portrait that this was a deceptive action, which I do not think this was.” He repeated his comments that the imminent failure of the present accounting system was no different than replacing a boiler or a septic tank. “I think that the board was taking a responsible action,” he stated.
Gallagher added that this expenditure was a chance for the district to move forward in terms of recordkeeping and moving their accounting system from a DOS-based system to a Windows system. Gallagher reminded the board that the upgrade would allow the SAU office to present more information and more reports to meet the constant inquiries and requests for information.
Mahoney agreed that the system required upgrading, but if the board had the money available, she would have liked to reinstate some of the programs cut previously.
Gallagher answered that board members received a report every month showing where the district stood with regard the budget. If there was something that a board member believed was important, he and Superintendent Elaine Cutler were there to help the board move forward while staying within the budget.
Mahoney was also concerned about the source of the funds. She believed that since the new software was for the SAU office, it should have come from the SAU operating budget.
However, Gallagher explained that since the system is for managing each district's separate budgets, and was the property of each school district, it was appropriate that each district pay for the upgrade. This was confirmed by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, who had been asked to review the transaction by a Pelham School Board member after the 4 - 1 vote in favor of the upgrade.
Recreation Department Works With Selectmen
by Tom Tollefson
The recent warm weather is a sure sign of spring. With that comes baseball, which means one thing for Windham citizens, the opening of Griffin Park.
Members of the town recreation committee and softball league attended the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, March 6 to discuss several key issues concerning the use of Griffin Park in the spring and summer seasons that draw ever closer as the snow begins to melt and the sun comes out.
The selectmen made a motion to ask Maintenance Supervisor Allen Barlow and Planning and Development Director Alfred Turner for a proposal about the cost of repairs for Griffin Park’s multi-purpose room and bathroom facilities before deciding on the issue of supplying the money for repairs from town funds.
“We need to get the plans in time to get them to the public to vote on,” Selectman Alan Carpenter said referring to the adequate posting of the issue and participation of the public.
Charles McMahon, New Hampshire State Representative, and President of the Windham Baseball League, led the discussion about Griffin Park’s repairs. He gave an in-depth presentation to the selectmen about the current state of Griffin Park, and the intention of the Recreation Committee and Windham Baseball league to open it by May 1 for the baseball and softball season.
“When we say it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen,” McMahon said about the opening of an operational Griffin Park.
One of the major problems with the facility is the water system, which is not operating properly. The well system also needs to be tested.
Current candidate for selectmen, Dennis Senibaldi, came forward to discuss his concern for the park. He believes that more than just basic ecologic testing should be done to the well at Griffin Park.
It will cost an estimated $1,200 for quality water testing from an outside company.
The selectmen, as well as members of the softball league, assured Senibaldi that the well system’s water would be sufficiently tested after repairs had been done.
“We don’t have something on paper that tells us what’s wrong with the well,” Ralph Valentine, member of the Recreation Committee, said about the frustration of not having enough information about the situation.
“I just want the bathrooms to work,” Senibaldi said to calm the growing tensions at the meeting which developed from the fraying patience of the selectmen and members of the Recreation Committee over the task of opening an operational Griffin Park for the spring baseball season.
“This building wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the people volunteering,” Vice Chairman Bruce Breton said about the members of the members of the Windham Baseball League, who have offered their service to ensure the park is operational by spring, even if it includes fundraising for the repairs instead of being covered by town funds.
Another pending issue concerning the Recreation Committee is the wording on the baseball applications.
Chairman Roger Hohenberger made a motion to change the wording from “support functions” to “use of fields” in reference to when the fields at Griffin Park are used.
“It shouldn’t be like quantum physics. Let’s make it easy,” McMahon said about the wording.
The final major issue of the night decided upon was the repairs of Windham’s skate park. Selectman Carpenter made a motion investigate into the cost of repairs for the skate park, which is an estimated $375 before approving the repair of the park through town funds.
The skate park was vandalized late in 2005, and has been closed since. Security has been a major issue for the park, which has been closely monitored by the Windham Police Department.
It was agreed upon by the selectmen that vandalism and altercations at the park are caused by out of town kids, not the residents.
Selectman candidate, Senibaldi, came forward from the public with the idea of enforcing the use of helmets at the park with a number on each one to identify the kids.
Carpenter disagreed with Senibaldi’s idea. “We can’t even get people to register with the transfer station, and you expect us to get kids to register,” he said.
Town and School Operating Budgets Pass Despite the Struggle
by Lynne Ober
Last year in the aftermath of a contentious vote on the co-op, both town and school district operating budgets were rejected by voters.
This year both operating budgets passed.
“That’s absolutely great news,” beamed Parks and Recreation Director Darren McCarthy, who was already planning fun programs that he had been unable to offer in the past year.
However, the vote on the bundled bond warrant article that would have built a number of needed town facilities, including a fire sub-station, failed by a large margin. Meanwhile, the petitioned warrant article that asked that all projects be listed in separate ballots passed by a large margin.
“That was a tough sell,” said Selectman Hal Lynde. “Even though we did our homework, it was still a tough sell.”
Some residents were concerned about their property tax bill once the revaluation is complete. With the reval on-going, none of the warrant articles could carry a projected tax impact because that wasn’t known.
“We’ll just have to keep working and look at future plans,” said current Board of Selectmen Chairman Victor Danevich, who won re-election for another term in an uncontested vote. “People liked the website that we did. I heard a lot of positive comments about the information that we mailed out. We’ll have to listen to the voters and move on.”
The petitioned warrant article to rescind the Budget Committee failed by a large margin. However, both Eric Estevez, who ran unopposed, and George Puddister, who ran a write-in campaign for an unopposed Budget Committee seat, said that the Budget Committee needed to listen better to the town and to be more responsive to their obligations.
Although the new bus for the seniors passed, the $3,500 needed to join a regional transit system that would provide rides for low-income, disabled and senior residents failed.
Money to repair both the Willow Street bridge and the Castle Hill bridge passed.
The proposed Cemetery Garage failed again.
Warrant articles that supported open space were once again supported by a large margin – even the petitioned warrant article.
The petitioned warrant article to elect the Planning Board passed by a narrow margin. “I’m concerned that developers, who have a lot of money, will take over the Planning Board,” said a female resident who declined to have her name used.
The hardest fought campaign was for school board with four candidates vying for two seats. Incumbent Mike Conrad was elected for a second term and Bruce Couture was elected for a first term.
School Superintendent Dr. Elaine Cutler said she was looking forward to working with both members in the coming months.
With Pelham and Windham sharing the SAU and with the petitioned warrant article brought forth by Linda Mahoney, attention to Pelham’s election was given by both towns.
"There was such negativity to that campaign, as an outsider I can see that the town is done with that and is ready to move forward,” said School Board member Beth Valentine. “I am very encouraged for Mike. He is a wonderful, devoted person and Pelham is lucky to have him. Not only does he have the right direction, but he has the abilities."
On the school ballot in both Windham and Pelham was a petitioned warrant article that would have allowed residents to vote on the SAU budget. It failed by a resounding vote in both towns.
"This sends a very clear message that the tactics [of Ms. Mahoney] were not appreciated, and philosophies not agreed upon by the towns. Common sense prevailed," said Valentine.
Windham School Board member and Selectman Galen Stearns said that he felt that common sense had prevailed and that the “people in Pelham were smart and made their voices heard.”
All of the proposed solutions to solving overcrowding at Pelham High School failed. The portable classrooms, which had not been supported by the Budget Committee, failed. Also failing were the petitioned warrant article for the addition and the warrant article put forth by the school district asking for money to do architectural and engineering studies.
Repairing the bleachers at Pelham High School also failed, but roof and general repairs to the middle school passed.
Voters did support the half-time business teacher and the math teacher at the high school and the new elementary school classroom teacher.
The technology plan passed much to the relief of School District Technology Coordinator Adam Steele who had a big grin when the vote was announced.
“All in all, I am pleased,” concluded Cutler. “Yes, we would have liked yes votes on everything, but it is good to see the voters supporting the budget and some of our initiatives this year.”
Election Day Produces Few Changes in Windham
by Lynne Ober
Windham voters voted for some changes in this year’s election, but most of the votes told the elected boards that they were doing a good job and to continue working.
Selectman Bruce Breton, who ran for re-election, narrowly lost his seat to Dennis Senibaldi and voters voted to re-elect Roger Hohenberger.
Dianna Fallon and Gail Webster won the two seats on the Board of Adjustment with Christopher Doyle being defeated.
The race for treasurer had gotten quite contentious, but long-term Treasurer Robert Skinner easily defeated opponent Daphne Kenyon.
“Many, many thanks to everyone who supported me," he said after the election. His daughter Pamela echoed the sentiment.
Voters overwhelmingly supported warrant articles submitted by selectmen. Only 365 residents voted against adopting the operating budget of $10.7 million dollars.
On the school side, there was also accord. The warrant article for the addition of a media generalist proposed by the School Board was narrowly defeated by 911 yes votes to 976 no votes.
“I was a bit surprised by that,” said School Superintendent Dr. Elaine Cutler.
The petitioned warrant article to allow the voters to vote on the SAU budget was resoundingly defeated by 397 yes votes to 1,440 no votes. “I hope this tells Pelham residents to keep their petitioned warrant articles at home,” said Joe Conklin. “We don’t want them telling us what to do.”
After that petitioned warrant article had been put on Windham’s ballot, there was quite a bit of conversation about Windham’s need to separate from Pelham, but after the election, School Board members were pleased that the article had been defeated and said that they looked forward to continuing to work with Pelham.
Pelham Candidates 2006
2,785 Citizens Voted
85 New Voters
Selectmen (1) 3-year Term
Victor Danevich 1916
Town Moderator (1) 2-year Term
Philip R. Currier 2135
Budget Committee (3) 3-year Terms
John C. LaVallee 1743
Martha A. Lowe 1597
Dennis E. Viger 1636
Budget Committee (2) 1-year Terms
Eric P. Estevez 1800
Cemetery Trustee (2) 3-year Terms
Jeannette McCoy 2039
Library Trustee (1) 3-year Term
Trustee of Trust Funds (1) 3-year Term
Laura Domenico 1886
Trustee of Trust Funds (1) 2-year Term
Trustee of Trust Funds (1) 1-year Term
Donovan Thomas Billings 1828
Supervisor of Checklist (1) 6-year Term
Carol Ann Fisher 1982
School Board (Vote 2 for 3-year Terms)
Michael Conrad 1303
Bruce Couture 1345
Angéle Diack 851
Lorraine Dube 1103
School District Moderator (Vote for 1 for 1 year)
Kenneth Dunne 1961
Treasurer (Vote for 1 for 1 year)
Patricia Murphy 2016
Clerk (Vote for 1 for 1 year)
Donna D’Arcangelo 2081
Warrant Article Results
Article 2: Adoption of Amendment No. 1 (add a definition to properly explain what impact fees are and how they are created).
Yes 2158 No 526 passed
Article 3: Adoption of Amendment No. 2 (to define permitted uses for windmills, watermills, solar, etc.)
Yes 2028 No 666 passed
Article 4: Adoption of Amendment No. 3 (Senior and Elderly House – to correct a conflict that currently directs applicants to provide plans based on two separate sets of regulations).
Yes 2071 No 597 passed
Article 5: Adoption of Amendment No. 4 (to define who “building official” is and require more details with sign application).
Yes 2030 No 643 passed
Article 6: Adoption of Amendment No. 5 (to allow a small sign for lawful home occupations).
Yes 1949 No 743 passed
Article 7: Adoption of Amendment No. 6 (amend the provisions of the Impact Fee Ordinance which will bring the ordinance into conformity with changes in the law).
Yes 1794 No 771 passed
Article 8: To raise and appropriate monies for: Fire Department substation, Municipal Building Expansion/Sherburne Hall Renovation, Highway Department garage, Veterans’ Park gym, lifeguard facility and restroom facility
Yes 799 No 1961 failed
Article 9: 2006 Operating Budget.
Yes 1516 No 1176 passed
Article 10: Petition Warrant – rescind adoption of the municipal Budget Act and eliminate the Budget Committee.
Yes 776 No 1850 failed
Article 11: To raise and appropriate $125,000 in the Compensated Absence Fund.
Yes 1606 No 1119 passed
Article 12: To raise and appropriate $136,118 for Social Security, Medicare, and New Hampshire Retirement.
Yes 1572 No 1131 passed
Article 13: Establish five new town forests.
Yes 2222 No 460 passed
Article 14: Acceptance of town roads.
Yes 2081 No 581 passed
Article 15: Establish a Special Detail Revolving Fund.
Yes 2091 No 579 passed
Article 16: Petition Warrant – establish a Park and Rec Revolving Account.
Yes 2156 No 532 passed
Article 17: Establish an Ambulance Replacement Revolving Fund.
Yes 1574 No 1086 passed
Article 18: Raise and appropriate $35,000 for year 3 of 3 of the Town Technology Plan.
Yes 1814 No 873 passed
Article 19: Supervisors Union contract.
Yes 1629 No 1056 passed
Article 20: Refurbish a 1985 Ford Tanker (Engine 3).
Yes 1822 No 883 passed
Article 21: Hire four new firefighters.
Yes 1177 No 1542 failed
Article 22: Matching grant money for police, fire, and emergency management grants.
Yes 1826 No 868 passed
Article 23: Purchase one police cruiser.
Yes 1218 No 1492 failed
Article 24: Hire and equip one new police officer.
Yes 1214 No 1502 failed
Article 25: Highway Department offset by the block grant.
Yes 2315 No 406 passed
Article 26: Tallant Road and Willow Street bridge capital reserve fund.
Yes 2147 No 473 passed
Article 27: Establish a PTV capital reserve fund.
Yes 634 No 2054 failed
Article 28: New Senior Center bus.
Yes 1664 No 1063 passed
Article 29: Regional Transit System.
Yes 1187 No 1509 failed
Article 30: Cemetery Building.
Yes 1113 No 1578 failed
Article 31: Cemetery Lot Repurchase Reserve fund.
Yes 1739 No 942 passed
Article 32: Upgrade Children’s Librarian from a part-time to full-time position.
Yes 851 No 1939 failed
Article 33: Clean up Raymond Park tire dump.
Yes 1395 No 1396 failed
Article 34: To hear the auditors reports.
Yes 2000 No 679 passed
Article 35: Petition Warrant – to elect the Planning Board.
Yes 1398 No 1253 passed
Article 36: Petition Warrant – establish a conservation area at the end of Stonepost Road.
Yes 1851 No 858 passed
Article 37: Petition Warrant – to list each warrant separately on the ballot.
Yes 2143 No 583 passed
Article 2: 2006 Operating Budget.
Yes 1468 No 1045 passed
Article 3: Pelham Educational Support Personnel Association Contract.
Yes 1750 No 1027 passed
Article 4: Architectural and engineering fees for a four-school model.
Yes 1334 No 1446 failed
Article 5: Two relocatable classrooms at Pelham High School.
Yes 1007 No 1758 failed
Article 6: New Special Education teacher for students with disabilities at Pelham Elementary.
Yes 1408 No 1363 passed
Article 7: New Special Education teacher for students with disabilities at Pelham Memorial.
Yes 1341 No 1420 failed
Article 8: Fund salaries and benefits for new teaching, guidance, and athletic positions at Pelham High School
a. One half-time Business teacher
Yes 1529 No 1256 passed
b. One Art teacher
Yes 977 No 1797 failed
c. One Math/Science teacher
Yes 1793 No 993 passed
d. Upgrade Guidance position half-time to full time.
Yes 966 No 1809 failed
e. Upgrade on full-time Athletic Director
Yes 920 No 1849 failed
f. Increase contracted Athletic Trainer service to full-time
Yes 844 No 1926 failed
Article 9: Fund salaries and benefits for new teaching, Physical Education, and Instructional Assistant positions at Pelham Elementary School
a. One classroom teacher
Yes 1475 No 1266 passed
b. One Physical Education/Health position
Yes 1261 No 1446 failed
c. Two full-time Instructional Assistant aid positions
Yes 1355 No 1335 passed
Article 10: Fund a 3% salary increase for non-union employees.
Yes 1759 No 989 passed
Article 11: Approve a three-year technology plan.
Yes 1626 No 1131 passed
Article 12: Replace gymnasium bleachers at Pelham High School.
Yes 1285 No 1464 failed
Article 13: Roof repairs at Pelham Memorial School.
Yes 2134 No 625 passed
Article 14: Add to School District Maintenance Emergency Capital Reserve fund.
Yes 1570 No 1158 passed
Article 15: Add to the School District Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund.
Yes 735 No 1978 failed
Article 16: To purchase classroom desks, bookcases, chairs, and file cabinets for increasing enrollment and student desk replacement at Pelham High School.
Yes 1958 No 794 passed
Article 17: Child Benefit Services at St. Patrick’s School.
Yes 1529 No 1215 passed
Article 18: Petition Warrant – allow for insertion of the school administrative unit budget as a separate warrant article at annual school district meetings.
Yes 814 No 1840 failed
Article 19: Petition Warrant – authorize the school board to issue not more than $16 million to bond or notes in accordance with the Municipal Finance Act to be used for the construction, planning and engineering, furnishing and equipping of a not less than a 50,000 square foot classroom addition on the current site of Pelham High School.
Yes 910 No 1848 failed
Windham Candidates 2006
2019 Citizens Voted
75 New Voters
Selectman (2) 3-Year Terms
Bruce Breton 812
Roger Hohenberger 1088
Dennis Senibaldi 851
Carolyn Webber 749
Town Clerk (1) 3-Year Term
Joan C. Tuck 1606
Town Treasurer (1) 3-Year Term
Daphne A. Kenyon 695
Robert A. Skinner 919
Town Moderator (1) 2-Year Term
Peter Griffin 1630
Trustee – Trust Funds (1) 3-Year Term
Shirley Beaulieu 1549
Trustee of the Library (2) 3-Year Terms
Wendy Keller 1322
Lisa Thornton 1124
Trustee of the Library (1) 2-Year Term
Mark Branoff 1020
Sultan Chowdhry 462
Trustee of Cemetery (1) 3-Year Term
Laura Swenson 1481
Supervisor of the Check List (1) 6-Year Term
Gail Webster 1732
Planning Board (2) 3-Year Terms
Nancy Prendergast 1332
Pamela Skinner 1271
Board of Adjustment (2) 3-Year Terms
Christopher Doyle 410
Dianna Fallon 1499
Gail Webster 1262
School District Election
School Board (2) 3 year Terms
Barbara Coish 1481
Beverly Donovan 1419
School District Clerk (1) 1 Year Term
Mary Ann Horaj 1465
School District Treasurer (1) 1 Year Term
Maura Pennisi 1462
Moderator (1) 1 year
Elizabeth Dunn 1518
Warrant Article Results
Article 2: Zoning Ordinance and Zoning District Map Submitted by Petitions
Citizen Petition 1: Zoning Classification of Lot 17-J-70 at 90 Indian Rock Road
Yes 1491 No 383 Passed
Citizen Petition 2: Zoning Classification of Lot 11-C-80 at Intersection of Wall Street and Indian Rock Road
Yes 668 No 1273 Failed
Citizen Petition 3: Zoning Classification of Lot 3-B-601 at 179 Rockingham Road
Yes 1377 No 463 Passed
Citizen Petition 4: Zoning Classification of Lot 3-B-600 at 4 Northland Road
Yes 1389 No 439 Passed
Article 3: Zoning Ordinance and Zoning District Map Proposed by Planning Board
Planning Board Amendment 1:
Yes 1286 No 446 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 2:
Yes 1134 No 472 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 3:
Yes 1097 No 532 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 4:
Yes 1056 No 647 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 5:
Yes 1295 No 429 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 6:
Yes 1495 No 245 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 7:
Yes 1093 No 571 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 8:
Yes 933 No 731 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 9:
Yes 1137 No 526 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 10:
Yes 1187 No 551 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 11:
Yes 1299 No 376 Passed
Planning Board Amendment 12:
Yes 1461 No 308 Passed
Article 4: Earned Time Expendable Trust Fund.
Yes 908 No 587 Passed
Article 5: Property Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund.
Yes 1141 No 680 Passed
Article 6: Mosquito Control Program
Yes 1311 No 582 Passed
Article 7: Fire Union Contract
Yes 1295 No 801 Passed
Article 8: AFSCME Union Contract
Yes 1212 No 617 Passed
Article 9: Should a special meeting be called if Articles 7 or 8 is defeated?
Yes 1168 No 624 Passed
Article 10: Fire Hazardous Materials Response Contracted Details Special Revenue Fund.
Yes 1480 No 381 Passed
Article 11: Police Contracted Details Special Revenue Fund
Yes 1397 No 461 Passed
Article 12: Rescind Police Contracted Details Special Revenue Fund?
Yes 1463 No 358 Passed
Article 13: Temporary Contracted Assessing Technician
Yes 1383 No 499 Passed
Article 14: Speed Enforcement Trailer
Yes 945 No 917 Passed
Article 15: Town Recreational Fields
Yes 1297 No 576 Passed
Article 16: Bike Paths
Yes 1170 No 710 Passed
Article 17: New Ambulance
Yes 1266 No 647 Passed
Article 18: Salt Shed/Highway Facility Capital Reserve Fund
Yes 1182 No 690 Passed
Article 19: Withdraw funds from Searles Special Revenue Fund for marketing and maintenance related costs?
Yes 1381 No 500 Passed
Article 20: Withdraw funds from Searles Special Revenue Fund to pay principal and interest on outstanding renovations and repairs?
Yes 1499 No 390 Passed
Article 21: Raise funds for improvements to the Searles Building and grounds.
Yes 1426 No 467 Passed
Article 22: Conservation Commission Funds
Yes 1392 No 471 Passed
Article 23: Nesmith Library Expansion
Yes 1117 No 776 Passed
Article 24: Conservation Easement
Yes 1314 No 524 Passed
Article 25: Tokanel Softball Field
Yes 612 No 1274 Failed
Article 26: Reclassification of Hopkins Road
Yes 1223 No 505 Passed
Article 27: Emergency Connection of Harvest Road back onto Armstrong Road
Yes 1314 No 422 Passed
Article 28: Easement for Access from Armstrong Road to Lakeview Farm
Yes 1282 No 459 Passed
Article 29: Operating Budget
Yes 1421 No 365 Passed
Article 2: Repair and replacement of Golden Brook School Septic System.
Yes 1703 No 235 Passed
Article 3: Shared Media Generalist position.
Yes 911 No 976 Failed
Article 4: Establish Capital Reserve Fund.
Yes 1265 No 627 Passed
Article 5: For repair, upgrade, and maintenance of Golden Brook School Softball Field.
Yes 1175 No 719 Passed
Article 6: School Budget as Separate Warrant Article.
Yes 399 No 1440 Failed
Article 7: Operating Budget.
Yes 1183 No 609 Passed