Volume XXXV No. 6 Brentwood, New Hampshire June 2011
The 4th of July in Brentwood All Businessmen, All Families,
All Civic Organizations, All Patriots . ..
The Brentwood 4th of July Committee is again
Come and be in the parade, or cheer from the calling on you to lend whatever financial support you can
sidelines! No need to register ahead. All welcome – to the fireworks display that is coordinated and funded
floats, cars, trucks, youth groups, adult groups, bikes, by the committee.
trikes, wagons, horses, farm animals, pets – all to
celebrate the birthday of the USA! This year, in addition to seeking donations from
the businesses and individuals who have so faithfully
Line up at Swasey School at 9:00 a.m. Monday, supported this cause over the years, we are raffling off
July 4. Step-off at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Questions? Call 4 Red Sox Baseball Tickets including parking. The
642-6400 Ext. 14. tickets are for the Cleveland Indians game on Wed-
nesday August 3, 2011 at 7:10 PM. The drawing will
Military Exhibit at the Museum be on the 4th of July at dusk just before the fireworks.
After the parade drop in at the Museum, 140 You are our only means of support. All dona-
Crawley Falls Road, to see the Military Exhibit that tions large and small are appreciated. There is a con-
honors all Brentwood members of the armed forces from tainer for donations at the Town Clerk’s office. Please
all eras. Loaned by residents of the town -- men’s and make checks payable to the 4th of July Committee.
women’s uniforms, maps, letters and diaries, photos, They may be mailed to the committee at 1 Dalton Road,
field phones and other daily gear, a German ceremonial Brentwood, NH 03833.
dagger, a Civil War bullet from the Gettysburg battlefield,
medals, ribbons, a Purple Heart, a WWII Army foot- The Brentwood 4th of July Committee
locker, a collection of "Stars and Stripes" newspapers, Wayne Robinson, Jane Byrne and Phyllis
ration books and War Bonds. Museum open until 1:00 Thompson, Treasurer
Picnic Supper on the County Home Lawns The Flags in the Town Center
Beginning about 6:00 PM, family oriented food,
The American flags along the Town Center por-
drinks, hayrides, music at reasonable prices. Proceeds
tions of Dalton and Middle Roads are provided by the
go to the County Home EFFORTS committee, which
family of William J. Vahey in his memory. They will be in
buys many important “extras” for the residents. Bring
place through July 4.
your own chairs and blankets.
The finale of what has become a traditional, old-
fashioned family night of celebration. Fireworks begin at
9:00 in the fields beyond the County Home. The next issue of the Newsletter will be a
combined July-August issue, covering information
from July 11 to September 6. The deadline for that
information will be Wednesday, June 29. Please call or
email if you have any questions.
June Recycling Pick-Up Dates
Linda Rousseau, Editor
June 7 & 8 772-4534 email@example.com
June 21 & 22
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TOWN OF BRENTWOOD On the Web: www.brentwoodnh.gov
TOWN CLERK and TAX COLLECTOR: MARY E. BARTLETT LIBRARY
Phone: 642-6400 X 14 Phone: 642-3355 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon., Wed.,Thurs. 9:00-4:30 On the Web: http://www.brentwoodlibrary.org
Tuesday 9:00-8:00 Monday 2-7 Thursday 9-5
Friday 8:30-4:00 Tuesday 9-5 Friday 9-1
Saturday Closed Wednesday 9-5 Saturday 9-1
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: SWASEY CENTRAL SCHOOL
Phone: 642-6400 X 10 Fax: 642-6310 Phone: 642-3487
Monday–Thursday 8:00-4:30 Swasey School on the Web: http://scs.sau16.org
Friday 9:00-1:00 SAU 16 on the Web: http://www.sau16.org
Notes from the Town Clerk To the Editor
● Fines for unlicensed dogs will start June 1. Civil For- A few weeks ago we took a drive from our home
feitures will also be started in June; the cost is $25.00 for in Woodstock, VT, to the Exeter area. Both of us are
each unlicensed dog plus late fees. Please license your starting new jobs in southern New Hampshire and we
dog! were searching for a perfect spot to move to with our two
children. We took a drive through Brentwood and fell in
● Two checks are needed to register both cars and
love with your wonderful town. We had a chance to visit
boats, one for the State and one for the Town.
the elementary school and were very impressed with the
● The office is closed on Saturdays in June, July and school and the staff there. The children are very excited
August. about the move and the prospect of a new school.
We are selling our house in Woodstock, and
have started to look for a home in Brentwood. Since our
house has not sold yet, we are looking to rent at this
Waste Tonnage Figures time. If there is someone who has a house to rent, or if
Mar Apr you are selling your house and would like someone liv-
Tons, mixed solid waste 133.10 93.03 ing there to take care of it, we would love to hear from
Tons, recycled goods 28.12 (24%) 11.63 (11%) you. We are neat and tidy, and will take great care of
your house. We need to move by mid July, so we are
ready to act quickly. If you can help us, please contact
us at 802-457-3503.
Newsletter Mailing Crew for May
With best regards and thanks,
Many thanks on behalf of the town to those in the Valerie & Andy Dean
Pickpocket/Rowell Road neighborhood who assembled
the May Newsletter for mailing: Patti Andrews, Ann “The Indian threat was not enough to keep Robert Seward and
Barker, Kris Keenan, Ann Melendy, Don Petterson, Juli- Thomas Crawley from building a sawmill in 1652 at what is
eta Petterson, Joanie Pratt, Jane Storm, Diane Wade now known as Crawley’s Falls in Brentwood, a millsite whose
and Diantha Wade. waterpower was in use well into the 19th century.” -- p. 16,
Linda Rousseau, Editor The Exeter-Squamscott, River of Many Uses by Olive Tardiff.
THE BRENTWOOD NEWSLETTER
Published 11 times a year by the Brentwood Newsletter Committee,
Brentwood, New Hampshire. Circulation 1,214
Linda Rousseau, Editor 772-4534
Marion Arkell, Treasurer, 772-6314 Ann Chamberlain, 642-8758
Jim Clark, 642-6211 Brad Stevens
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Business Article: $100 half page, $200 full page, available in any issue.
Deadline for July-August issue: Wed., June 29
Mail or bring your articles to Linda Rousseau, 90 Prescott Road, Brentwood, NH 03833,
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June 2011 The Brentwood Newsletter Page 3
Brentwood Fire Department Holds Its about health topics and took blood pressure readings.
Rescue equipment was on display in the apparatus
First Open House at the New Station bays. Photographs were displayed showing the
construction process and past fire incidents in the area.
A special thank you goes out to the Ladies
Auxiliary for the afternoon treats and snacks! For those
of you who may have missed the open house, Chief
Lemoine is considering another open house for later this
Fall. Special group tours can be arranged ahead of time
by contacting the station during the week from 7–5.
Fire Prevention displays and information were
available in the training room along with coloring books
and activity areas for children of all ages. We are
extending the entry for the free drawing until June 17.
Several smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors
and fire extinguishers are planned to be distributed in the
coming months. If interested in this free service, please
fill in the form below and drop it by the station by June
Killian Scott Wilson with Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog at the
Fire Station Open House on May 14. As always, we are looking for new members who
are interested in any segment of the fire / rescue service.
Whether it be for medical or fire fighting or maybe just as
Several hundred townsfolk and area neighbors
driver-operators, we can always utilize your talents, or
attended the open house for the new Brentwood Fire
train you for meeting those goals. Stop by during the
Station on Saturday, May 14. The entire facility was
day if you have any interest in joining the crew or call us
open to the public along with all the vehicles and some
displays. Many of the firefighters and EMTs were on
hand to explain the different areas and aspects of the Gary Raymond
facility as well as the profession.
Photo courtesy of Wayne J. Raymond, Newfields Fire Dept.
Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Prevention
Dog were also wandering the grounds meeting with the
kids. Several medical personnel spoke to residents
Entry Form for Free Drawing
for Fire Prevention Equipment
Please check or fill in all that apply to your primary residence:
Single family home______ Duplex______ Apartment______ Condo_________
How many adults reside here (including you)? ______ Children? _______ (under 18)
How many stories is your home? (Living space above grade) 1 1.5 2 2.5 3
How many bedrooms are in your home? 1 2 3 4 5 _______
How many working smoke detectors do you have in your home? _______________
Are your smoke detectors more than 10 years old? __________________________
How many Carbon Monoxide / Gas detectors are installed? ___________________
How many Fire Extinguishers do you have readily available? __________________
What do you need? Smoke____ CO detector____ Extinguisher ______ All set ________
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Brentwood Fire/Rescue Department
On the morning of May 14, 2011, before the first Open House of the new fire station, the Brentwood Fire Dept. took the
opportunity to assemble the personnel for a rare group photo. (EMT=Emergency Medical Technician; FF=Fire Fighter.)
1st row, kneeling from left to right: EMT Karen Myers, FF Brian West, FF Gary Lemoine, FF Jeff Mangarpan, Paramedic
Tim Lindeman, FF Seth Gillen.
2nd row, standing: FF Wayne Raymond, kneeling FF Don Tilbe Jr., EMT/FF Brenda Knight, Chief Kevin Lemoine, EMT
Carrie Mason, EMT George Kelloway, EMT/FF Mike Kilrain.
3rd row, standing: FF Bill Kenyon, Lt. John Isabel, Deputy Chief Gary Raymond, Deputy Chief Joe Bird, Lt. Donna
Vadeboncoeur, Paramedic Dennis Mechem. Photo by Wayne J. Raymond, Newfields Fire Dept.
Brentwood Graduates Jeffrey Gargaly graduated in May as a Presi-
Emily C. Porter graduated from Dartmouth last dential Scholar (summa cum laude) from the Whittemore
June with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Science School of Business and Economics at the University of
and Spanish. This month she will graduate from Dart- New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Business
mouth’s Thayer School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Administration. He will be working as the Director of
Engineering degree. Marketing for Brentwood Fence. He is the son of Charlie
and Jo Gargaly of Lyford Lane.
Ashley D. Porter graduated May 22 from Muhlen-
berg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an art major Brentwood Gardeners
and a teaching certification. The Gardeners’ activity in June will be the annual
The Porter sisters are the daughters of Walt and trip to Van Berkum’s Nursery, Deerfield, New Hampshire
Bonnie Porter of Pickpocket Road. on Saturday, June 11. It is an experience to see all the
plants, ask questions of the experts, and purchase the
Tiffany Gill obtained her Associate’s Degree in plants wholesale. The Gardeners do not meet in July or
Biotechnology from Great Bay Community College on August.
May 21, 2011. She is the daughter of Dan and Diane
Gill of Deer Hill Road. As you drive around town, take time to notice and
enjoy the community areas that have been cleaned and
Kyle VanderMale graduated with honors with a planted by the Gardeners: the Highway Department, the
degree in Finance from Plattsburgh State University, Town Office Building, and the traffic islands at Pick-
Plattsburgh, New York. He is the son of Jim and Dianne pocket Road and Rte.111A, Pickpocket Road at Rowell
VanderMale of Dudley Road. Rd., Dalton Road by the Town Office, Dalton Road at
Crawley Falls Rd., and Lake Road at South Road.
June 2011 The Brentwood Newsletter Page 5
The Memorial Day Ceremony
Brentwood veterans listen to Sen. Jack Barnes’ remarks.
Jon Worrall, CPO USN, begins the program.
Well over 100 participants and observers made
their way to the Flagpole Garden area of the Tonry
Cemetery early Monday morning, May 30 for one of the
town’s most significant events, the annual Memorial Day
Ceremony. Parking was well organized by the Police
Department as usual, and the brief walk along the mani-
cured paths offered a quieting prelude to the 30-minute
ceremony. Jon Worrall, CPO USN, organizer and master
of ceremonies, said how pleased he was to see the large
attendance. He stressed how important it was that no
one forget the long-standing purpose of Memorial Day,
which is to honor the memory of those who have died in
the service of their country, and also to honor those still
with us who have served in the Armed Forces to pre-
serve the freedoms we all enjoy.
Members of the Brentwood Police and Fire Depts. Alma Vahey received and placed the Air Force flag.
formed a double line through which the Cub Scouts from
Pack 192 and Boy Scouts from Troop 323 marched to ———————————
their places. Rev. Kimberly McKerley led the opening Jon Worrall, CPO USN; for the Marines by Stephen
prayer. The flag was raised and lowered by Boy Scouts Belanger; and in behalf of the Coast Guard, Craig
Tom Keenan and Andrew Stevens, assisted by Bob Poirier, 1st Sgt USA. All stood in silence while a hymn
Gilbert, Cemetery Superintendent. The Scouts led the was played by bagpiper Kerry Pratt of the Westford Fire
Pledge of Allegiance. Brief addresses were given by Fighters’ Pipes & Drums. After a closing prayer by Rev.
Andrew Artimovich, Chairman of the Selectmen; State McKerley, all were invited to go across to the Pilgrim
Representative Bruce MacMahon; and State Senator Church for a continental breakfast and fellowship, which
John Barnes. A wreath honoring the dead was present- was provided by the Amanda’s Way neighborhood.
ed by American Legion Post 51 of Epping, followed by a
gun salute and “Taps.” Cub Scouts who took part in the ceremony were
Derek Bond, Sam Cadwell, Ben Danielson, Connor
Approximately 25 Brentwood residents who are Floyd, Max Gauthier, Tim Hoyt, Charlie Labrecque,
veterans were invited to come forward and line the circle Jackson Lasewicz, Sawyer Lasewicz, Bogsley Myers,
behind the flag. Albert Belanger spoke of the enormous Jake Myers, and Joel Stevens. The Boy Scouts were
significance of the Civil War and recited Lincoln’s Connor Drury, Trevor Drury, Tom Keenan, Andrew
“Gettsyburg Address.” Mr. Belanger and Mr. Worrall Stevens, and Luke Stevens. Their leaders were Steve
then handed a flag representing each of the Armed Floyd, Kevin Keenan, Garrett Lasewicz, and Kelly
Services to a veteran to be placed in the Memorial Area. Myers.
The flag for the Air Force was placed by Alma Vahey; for Linda Rousseau
the Army by Randy Frotton, Sgt USA; for the Navy by
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Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library Once again, thanks go to our good friend, Sue
Sutch, who was a Friend of the Library for many years
Have you seen our new look? Once again, we and has now left us to return to England, our loss, their
ran out of shelf space and had to fill in another area. gain. Sue has once again paid for the program which
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, who are constantly allows us to show movies legally. You are one really
willing and able to bail us out, we were able to purchase good friend, Sue!
a number of shelves to keep us in business. The
Friends are such a valuable asset that we simply do not Marilyn Morehead, Library Director
know what we would do without them. What we do
know is that if the comfortable furniture, a good deal of
the shelving, the colorful book bins and rugs in the Friends of the Library
children’s room, our cataloguing system and much more We were happy to have a couple of new faces at
just happened to disappear, you would be totally aware our May meeting and would LOVE to make that a trend!
of all that has been added to enhance your library Join us at our next meeting on Monday, June 13 at 7:00
experience through the efforts of the Friends of the pm. We will be finalizing plans for an exciting contest
Library. They are always looking for new members, so we will hold this fall. Want to get the inside scoop?
think about joining this group of intrepid volunteers. Come along to the June 13th meeting and find out what
June is Audio Book Month. How many of you are it’s all about!
aware that we do purchase a good number of CDs and Speaking of coming along, I thought it might be a
also provide the capability for you to download up to good idea, to describe just a few of the ways you might
three books a week from the New Hampshire be able to add to the Friends:
Downloadable Book Program? E-Books are also
available now for you to download to your Over Drive Do you like to write and take notes? The Secre-
Media Console app for your i Pad, i Phone, i Pad Touch, tary’s position might be for you. It involves taking
Android and Blackberry devices. Just go on the library’s minutes and writing articles for the Brentwood News-
website and click on the icon on the left, go to the site letter. That’s only about 6 meetings and 11 articles over
and start enjoying all kinds of free audio and e-books. the course of a whole year.
Once again, thanks to Harriet Gove’s children and Our membership drive is the Friends’ major fund
their constant generosity in their mother’s memory, we raiser, which happens each fall. It involves creating the
have been able to buy a number of wonderful books for letter and coordinating others to help get those letters
everyone from the youngest readers up to the young folded, stuffed & stamped. It only happens once a year!
adults to keep them reading over their summer Are you graphically creative? Each month, a list
vacations. of upcoming events is included in the Swasey school
Of course, there is always the summer reading Wednesday folder. Maybe you’d enjoy this creative
program. The theme this year is “One World, Many challenge!
Stories” and Joyce Miller has done her usual outstanding Santa Visit. Well it can be difficult to coordinate
job of putting together a terrific program. Sign-ups will the jolly fellow’s schedule to get him here to Brentwood,
start on Saturday morning, June 18 at 8:00 am. In but it’s a stop he always enjoys and so do the families in
person, please … no phone calls or e-mails — just live town! A little advertising, a few crafts for the children
people present and committed to making sure that the and a whole lot of candy canes… this is a fun event to
kids can be here for the programs they choose. We are coordinate and would surely be missed if it didn’t
open an hour earlier to hopefully make sign-ups fairer for happen.
those who can’t get here during the week. Remember
that you can still come in the next week to join. Look for These are just a few things our Friends volunteers
the summer reading schedule in the Wednesday flier, take care of. There are lots more. They are all simple
online on Facebook and on our website, by themselves, but when they all fall on the shoulders of
www.brentwoodlibrary.org. just a few – well, let’s just say the burdens are easier
when shared! Times change, people change – and the
Gnomeo and Juliet, rated G for garden gnomes, is Friends can change too! Maybe you have a new idea to
the Friday Night Flick for June 10 at 6:30 pm. Bring offer or a better way to do something. Don’t be shy!
your kids to this amusing movie and find out exactly This group can be whatever the group makes it.
what does go on in your yard at night.
Our thanks to those who attended our annual
The Ladies’ Night Movie for Thursday, June 16 Books & Blooms Sale last month. If you bought a bag-
at 7:00 pm is Marley and Me, based on the humorous of-books, I know you got a great deal. And I hope you
books about his dog written by John Grogan. were also able to get beautiful locally-grown plants for
The Brentwood Bookers will meet Monday, your garden. The library basement looks great, doesn’t
June 27 at the usual place and time to discuss Banner it? A great big thanks to the Friends who worked hard to
of Heaven by John Krakauer. Continued on page 7
June 2011 The Brentwood Newsletter Page 7
Continued from page 6 Cub Scout Pack 192 Graduates Four to Boy
organize the books for this sale, as well as the bakers
who donated goodies and the Friends who acted as Scouts
With the good weather finally here, plan to enjoy
the passes the Library has to offer our residents. See
the Library display or visit the website (www.brentwood-
library.org) to learn what discounts are available in New
Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. To receive email
reminders about upcoming meetings and events please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rest
assured, we do not share this list with anyone.
Michelle Siudut, Publicity
Area Scouts Clean Up Pine Road
From left to right: Logan Sisk, Raymond Waring, Harry Burnham,
Rory Blonski, Tyler Silverwood, and Den Leader Mike Silverwood.
Four Brentwood Cub Scouts recently achieved
Cub Scouting’s highest rank, the Arrow of Light. In a
ceremony on Saturday, April 16 at the Brentwood Com-
munity Center, Rory Blonski, Logan Sisk, Tyler Silver-
wood, and Raymond Waring received the Arrow of Light
badge. This badge is earned by completing Activity
badges in areas such as Physical and Mental Skills,
Community Service, Technology, and Outdoorsmanship.
The Arrow of Light also signifies the Scouts’ graduation
to the Boy Scout program. It is the only Cub Scout
badge that they may wear on their Boy Scout uniform.
Special guest and long-time Scouting supporter
Harry Burnham of Windham played the part of a native
Indian Chief in performing the ceremony. With his par-
Pack 192 (Brentwood) and Troop 323 (Exeter) ents beside him, each Scout received an authentic
teamed up for a joint community service project to cele- Native American arrow, tipped with a bone point, and
brate Earth Day. The Scouts, their parents and siblings turkey feathers, mounted on an oak plaque in the shape
worked in the rain and cold, removing litter from the of the Arrow of Light badge as a keepsake.
roadside. In all they filled twenty-eight large garbage
bags and cleared the entire length of Pine Road, from Each Scout has participated in the Cub Scouting
Middle Road in Brentwood to Route 27 in Exeter. Rep- program in Brentwood for five years, since first grade,
resenting Troop 323: Macguire Beggin, Nick Brooks, participating in events such as the Brentwood 4 of July
Tom Keenan, Caleb Mahoney, Brice Maloney, David Parades, the annual Memorial Day, Flag Day, and
Minich, Josh Pittendreigh, Matt Pittendreigh, Nick Veterans Day, and many Scouting field trips and camp-
Pulliam, Joe Quintal, Mikey Sales, Cole Scott, Tom ing events. They advanced from the rank of Tiger Cub to
Steere and Will Steere. Representing Pack 192: Derek Wolf, Bear, and two years as a Webelos Scout. Each of
Bond, Garrek Cordier, Andrew Denman, Connor Floyd, the Scouts is continuing his career in Scouting, joining
Tim Hoyt, Jack Lasewicz, Sawyer Lasewicz and Micah Troop 322 or Troop 323, both in Exeter. Mike Silver-
Lopez. Siblings Taryn Cordier and Bekah Lopez also wood served as the Scouts’ Den Leader for all five
lent a hand. years, assisted by Ned Matson, Kathy Clements, and
We’d like to thank Wayne Robinson for providing most recently by Tracy Waring. Special and heartfelt
traffic control and keeping the Scouts safe while they thanks to the Scouts’ parents for their commitment and
were out on the road, Kevin Johnston for giving us a support to their young men and the Scouting program,
place to gather, and Diantha Wade for suggesting the and to all the other leaders over the years who make
project. We are grateful for the continuing support of our Brentwood’s Pack 192 go, especially Sarah David, Steve
sponsoring organizations, Grace Ministries International Floyd, Garrett Lasewicz, Tom Ryan, Pam McElroy, and
(Pack 192) and St. Michael Parish (Troop 323). Sean and Stacy Cordier.
Kim Denman for Pack 192, Kris Keenan for Troop 323
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Report from Your State Representative Not to make light of drunk driving and the very
real dangers associated therewith, but I don’t think
So, the day finally came. After months upon advertised drink specials are the cause of a would-be
months of listening to, at times, rather heated debate, drunk driver’s irresponsibility. It reminds me of the
reading editorials, conversing in the halls of the State arguments made in Massachusetts a few years back to
House, and pouring through well over 100 e-mails, we prevent beer and wine from being sold in supermarkets.
finally voted. The issue of the century in New Hamp- The voters were told, and expected to believe, that let-
shire politics has finally been settled. Yes, there will be ting people buy beer and wine at the same store where
no changes made to the boating speed limits on Lake they bought their groceries would lead to an increase in
Winnipesaukee. drunk driving incidents, which would not happen if peo-
The bill in question, SB27, sought to increase ple had to make that one extra stop on the way home to
the speed limit in the section of the lake knows as “The get the bottle of wine or six-pack of Sam Adams to go
Broads”, from 45 mph to 55 mph. This was one of those with their dinner. I’ve said many times that common
bills where I actually agreed with most of the arguments sense and responsible behavior cannot be brought
being made on both sides of the issue. about by the stroke of a pen with the passage of more
But, when it came time to push the button, I
sided with the minority (276-75*), and voted against the SB67 (passed 273*-100): A bill to establish a committee
motion to ITL (Inexpedient to Legislate) the bill. With to study school vouchers and school choice. Although I
laws against drunk boating and reckless operation voted for this bill, I wouldn’t mind seeing, as an alterna-
already on the books, I stood by the notion that people tive to more studies and committees, a resolution urging
for the most part will act responsibly, and that mechan- all members of the House and Senate to go down to
isms already exist to deal with those who don’t. their school district offices and apply to become a sub-
The other big topic, on which there have been
several related bills floating about, is state pension A lot of people like to talk about education
reform. In a nutshell, the goal is to take the plans being reform, but unless you’ve spent some time in a class-
hammered out between the Senate and the House and room environment in New Hampshire (down in the
produce a pension reform package that falls somewhere trenches), you really can’t get a feel for what things are
between “do nothing” and “tear it all down”. The latest like. Are there problems with our state and federal
word (Union Leader, 5/24/11) is that the House and education systems? Yes. Are they problems that can
Senate committees working on this have agreed to leave be fixed by shoveling more taxpayer dollars into the
in place most benefits for workers already vested in the bucket? It’s been my experience that more spending is
state’s public pension plan. definitely not the solution.
SB129, a bill to require a person to present a How is it that in some public schools in New
photo ID prior to voting was passed in the House on May Hampshire, high school students taking high school level
4th by a vote of 243*-111. I voted with the majority to geometry and second year algebra classes can’t do
ensure the integrity of our voting process, the foundation simple multiplication without a calculator? In a nearby
of our representative republic. In New Hampshire, you high school where 11th graders can’t divide 35 by 7 in
have to have documentation showing who you are and their heads, I saw a lot of notices concerning our recent
where you live, in order to register to vote and get your votes on the state budget, but not a lot of concern ex-
name on the checklist. Some tried to argue that some pressed over the fact that there are students a year
voters don’t have any form of identification to show. If away from graduating, who lack the basic math skills
that were, in fact, the case, then how did their name get that my daughters (Swasey School third-graders) have
on the voter checklist? mastered at the age of eight.
Proving your identity and residence to get Frankly, I don’t know what measures, if any, can
registered to vote won’t do you much good if anyone can be taken at the state (certainly not the federal) level to fix
walk in to a voting station, claim to be you, and then take a problem that needs to be honestly and openly ad-
your right to vote away from you. dressed at the local level on a town-by-town basis. The
solution to our educational shortcomings in New Hamp-
Other bills passed recently in the house include: shire must involve students, parents, and educators, not
SB120 (passed 358*-15): A bill loosening the restrictions lawmakers and bureaucrats.
on happy hour advertising by bars and restaurants. The
reasoning behind the original restrictions, I’m guessing, I’ll close by wishing everyone a safe Memorial
was to prevent people from seeing cheap beer specials Day weekend. Be sure to take some time out between
advertised in their local newspaper, thereby preventing hot dogs and horseshoe games to remember and honor
people from going out and drinking to excess and run- those who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives
ning over pedestrians on their way home from the bar. in the defense of our country and our sacred freedoms.
June 2011 The Brentwood Newsletter Page 9
Brentwood Recreation News Upcoming Summer Programs:
Soccer Camp with Challenger’s British Soccer
Have you lost any keys, a small video recorder, August 22- 26
hats, sweatshirts or other miscellaneous items recently This summer Brentwood Recreation will again partner
at the Recreation Center? Check with the concession with Challenger Sports for our soccer skills camp.
stand or call the recreation office for lost items. Our Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week
collection is growing! of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in skill
Seniors development, technical and tactical practices and daily
‘World Cup’ tournament style plays, participants will also
Join us for a bi-monthly Seniors’ Activity day at the receive a rich cultural experience and lessons on
Brentwood Community Center. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and
of each month, 10 am-1:00pm. June dates are Tues- sportsmanship.
day, June 7 and June 21. Blood Pressure screenings at
the June 7 gathering. Seniors are welcome to come and Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer
enjoy different activities, games, health screening, ball, soccer poster and an individual skills performance
walking (in the spring) and much more. You can even evaluation. Plus, any child who signs up online at least
come try your hand at our Wii video games! Come join 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British
us as we build this program for our Senior residents. Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39.
Refreshments will be served. Mini Soccer
9am–10:30am, Ages 3-5yrs $88
New Night for the Summer Classes! Half Day -- 9am–12pm Ages 6-10 yrs $118
Zumba Classes Half Day -- 4pm--7pm Ages 10-13yrs $118
Next Class begins Thursday, June 2 but drop-ins are If you’d like to know more about them or sign-up online
always welcome. visit: www.challengersports.com. Sign-up forms also
Thursday Evenings: 6:00-7:00m available in the Recreation office.
Cost: Single class $40/six weeks
Drop-in welcome! ($8.00) MultiSport Camp with U.S. Sports Institute
Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness cardio based July 25-29
workout that with incorporated sculpting exercises tones 9am-4pm (ages 6-14yrs.) or
the entire body top to bottom. This class takes the ori- 9am-12:30pm (ages 5-14yrs.)
ginal Zumba dance fitness program to the next level $169/day $139/half day
utilizing an innovative muscle training protocol and the Give your child the unique opportunity to experience 15
addition of lightweight toning sticks or dumbbells. This different sports from around the world. Children can
combination of cardio and dynamic resistance exercises learn how to bowl a Cricket ball, score a try in Rugby,
is an effective use of progressive light weight training to shoot hoops and score plenty of goals in a variety of
improve overall performance. You’ll have so much fun sports from around the world. All activities and games
listening to the music, doing the steps and moving your take place in a positive low pressure educational
body you will forget you are exercising! environment under the guidance of our qualified coaches
who are chosen for their ability to inspire, motivate and
Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers (older
worn sneakers work best). Bring water! Toning sticks
provided by instructor or bring your own dumbbells Sports Squirts Camp with U.S. Sports Institute
(please no more than 3 lbs. each). July 25-29 – Ages 3-5 years
Yoga Class Cost: $69
Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 7:45 PM
This is a great way to introduce children ages 3 to 5 to a
Brentwood Recreation Center
variety of sports such as Soccer, T-Ball, Basketball,
Taught by Alicia Rossman, RYT (Yoga Alliance
Hockey and Lacrosse. Sessions take place in a safe,
structured environment and sports are played through a
For Men and Women-- all levels welcome! Modifications
series of games and activities designed to ensure
will be provided for those who are new and those who
learning and most importantly, fun, fun, fun. Signup
are experienced. Come to class to increase flexibility,
forms available in the Recreation or sign-up online at
strength, and balance, while reducing stress in your life.
Never tried yoga? You don’t need to be flexible, just
drop in and try it! Yoga, movement, food and nutrition Adventure Camp with Alicia Rossman
contribute to a powerful and fulfilling well-being while Ages 9-12
increasing quality of life! Session I June 27-29
Session II July 18 -20
Cost: $48/six weeks or drop-in always welcome, $10
Session III August 8-10
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Continued from page 9 Classes are taught by Retired Law Enforcement office
This camp offers a refreshing and unique experience Bob Meegan. He is currently a 3 degree Black Belt with
including Yoga, Singing, Nutrition, Cooking and Eating the World Tang Soo Do Association.
nutritious snacks, Wildlife and Nature walks, Creative Classes are available Monday and Friday at the Brent-
journaling and Art. More information available at the wood Community Center, 6:30-8:00pm. Enrollment is
Recreation office or on our website. continual, so you may begin at any point.
Cost: $120 per session (includes food and supplies). Cost: $50/single per month $90/family per month (2
Sign-up in the Recreation office. Space is limited! or more)
Baby Sitter Training Course Facilities Rental
Wednesday August 3 9am-3:30pm Consider having your meeting, birthday party, shower, or
Cost: $52 other events at our facility. Brentwood residents using
This fun interactive course teaches first aid and safety the building for private, non-business events receive a
skills so sitters can prevent and respond to emergencies. 50% discount off the rental rates! See our website for
They will learn to supervise infants to school age pictures of the Center and rental application or pick up
children, make good responsible decisions and perform an application at the Recreation office.
basic care routines. Sign-up in the Recreation office.
Space is limited. Check out the Recreation pages on the town website,
www.brentwoodnh.gov. Forms are there to be down-
Surf Camp with Summer Sessions, Rye Beach loaded for your convenience, as well as other important
July 1—22, ages 6-16 information about current programs and events.
Come learn to surf with the experienced coaches at Margaret Dullea, Recreation Director
Summer Sessions Surf Shop. Each camper is outfitted
with surfboard, rashguard and wetsuit. Participants will 642-6400 ext. 20 email@example.com Office hours:
Mon. Tues. & Thurs. 8:30am-3:30pm Commission meetings on
learn surfing fundamentals in a safe and fun
the fourth Tuesday night of the month at 6:30pm.
environment. By the end of the week campers will all be
riding waves on their own! No experience or equipment
necessary, just a desire to ride some waves! Space is Brentwood Seniors Cookout
limited. Cost: $195 (includes T-shirt, surf shirt, snacks The Brentwood Seniors meeting on Wednesday,
and equipment is provided). June 22 will take place at the Community Center’s picnic
pavilion starting at 11:30 am. Hamburgers and hot dogs
Baseball Camp with Bruce Joyce's Granite State will be provided. Members will bring a variety of salads
Baseball School and side dishes to accompany the cookout meal
August 1-5, 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $150 Members are reminded that the Senior Activity
“Extra Hitting Sessions” Days sponsored by the Recreation Department have
Mon-Thurs. 2-3:00pm $5/day. For more informa- been changed to the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the
tion and to sign up for this camp, go to month – still from 10 am – 1 pm. Therefore the dates
www.joycebaseball.com for June will be June 7 and 21.
New members are always welcome in the Seniors
Discount Water Country Tickets -- Tickets are avail- and do not have to be a town resident to join. For
able again this summer for $26 each. That’s a $12 information call Eugene Orcutt, president, at 642-4597.
savings on each ticket! Pick them up in the Recreation
Office (If office is closed, see Town Clerk’s office).
June Events at Grace Ministries Intern’l
Discount tickets to New England Revolution
(Professional Soccer team). Date TBA. Sunday, June 12: Blessing of the Bikes, 12 noon
Blessing of the Bikes is an annual tradition in which
Kayaks and Canoes available for residents to borrow riders and motorcycles are blessed for safety for the
at no charge. Call Recreation Office Fall Soccer sign- coming season. All are welcome!
ups will begin at the end of July.
Monday, June 27: Annual Golf Marathon
Korean Martial Arts Brentwood Christian Academy’s Annual Golf Marathon
Tang Soo Do Classes Fundraiser at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. We’ll have 100
Tang Soo Do is a true Martial Art comprised of both hard holes, great prizes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and
and soft techniques. It emphasizes whole body self refreshments. Entrance fee $135 (in addition to
defense and physical training. Tang Soo Do is beneficial sponsorships), call Allen Cook for more details and
for self discipline, self defense and health. forms 603-642-7848.
DIRECTORY June 2011
Brentwood, New Hampshire
Town Website: http://www.brentwoodnh.gov
Town Office Building
1 Dalton Road, Brentwood, N.H. 03833 Emergency Numbers
Selectmen -- 642-6400 ext 10 POLICE 911
Andrew Artimovitch, Chair AMBULANCE 911
David Menter Jeffrey Bryan
Jane Byrne Michael Hubbard
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, Town Office
Chief of Police – Emergency 911
June, July, August: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Wayne Robinson, 642-8817
Secretary: Christine Belanger, 642-8817
Moderator Animal Control Officer: Steve Arkell
Richard K. Chamberlain, 642-8758 Non-emergency, 642-8817
Town Clerk & Tax Collector -- 642-6400 ext 14 Fire Chief -- Fire/Ambulance 911
Phyllis Thompson Forest Fire Warden
Sharon Copeland, Deputy Jane Byrne, Clerk Kevin Lemoine, 642-8132
Office Hours, Town Office:
Monday-Wed.-Thurs. 9:00am - 4:30pm Brentwood Fire Station -- to obtain a fire permit, oil
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm burner permit, and for all normal business; not for
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00-12:00 (except June, July & Aug.) Director, Emergency Management
Town Administrator -- 642-6400 ext 10 Town Office, 642-6400 ext 10
Office Hours, Town Office Building Inspector
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm Gilbert Tuck, 642-3010
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm Office Hours: Town Office
Carolyn Thorsell, Clerk/Bookkeeper Call for appointment .
To obtain building permit: 642-6400 ext 18
Town Treasurer -- 642-6400 ext 19
Wayne Robinson, 775-7654
To obtain a driveway permit: Town Office,
Planning Board Admin. Assistant - 642-6400 ext. 16 642-6400 ext 10
Kathy St. Hilaire Paving inspection, other concerns, 775-7654
Office Hours, Town Office:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library
Marilyn Morehead, Library Director 642-3355
Rockingham Planning Commission Rep. 22 Dalton Road
Glenn Greenwood -- for assistance with Sept. 1 – June 30 July 1 – Aug. 31
application for site review: 2-7 Monday 2-7
Office Hours, Town Office, 642-6400 ext 16 9 - 5 Tues. - Wed. - Thurs. 9 - 4
First and third Wednesdays, 9:00-4:00 9-1 Friday - Saturday 9-1
Web site: http://www.brentwoodlibrary.org/
Recreation Department - 642-6400 ext 20
Margaret Dullea, Director Library Trustees
Office hours, Town Office: Tracy Waldron, chair, 778-0498
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Cemetery Trustees – to purchase a cemetery lot.
Recreation Commission: Kathy St. Hilaire, chair Phyllis Thompson, Clerk, 642-6400 Ext 14
Monthly meeting: 4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Supervisors of the Check List
L. Mark Reiner, M.D., 642-8482
Mary Clancey, 642-3280
Martha Clark, 772-0652 State Senator -- John Barnes, Jr., 895-9352
Charles “Skip” Williamson, 642-5655
State Representative Bruce MacMahon, 734-2993
Town Boards, Brentwood, New Hampshire
Planning Board School Board
Bruce Stevens, chair, 642-6400 ext 16 Dianne Vosgien, chair,772-0124; Charles Gargaly,
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 pm 679-1569; Liz Bryan, 778-6414; Linda Garey, 580-
5468; Amy Mitchell, 778-4713.
Board of Adjustment
Michael Hureau, chair, 642-6400 ext 10 Swasey School: 642-3487
Municipal Budget Committee Swasey web site: http://scs.sau16.org
Elyse Gallo Seeley, chair, 778-9411, firstname.lastname@example.org Coop. Middle School 775-8700
Conservation Commission Exeter Sr. High: 395-2400
Rob Wofchuck, chair, 347-5700 SAU 16 website: http://www.sau16.org
Trustees of the Trust Funds
Julie Avant, Bookkeeper, 772-5994
Brentwood Historical Society Brentwood Gardeners
Alma Vahey, president, 679-8635 Information: Ann Dillon, 778-1093
Albert Belanger, secretary, 772-5826 Friends of the Library
Brentwood Seniors Information: Michelle Siudut, 642-3585
Eugene Orcutt, president, 642-4597
Cub Scout Pack 192
Brentwood Firemen’s Association Steve Floyd, Cubmaster, 642-8873
Joe Bird, president, 642-8132 Julie Hoyt, committee chair
Brentwood Fire and Rescue Swasey School Parent-Faculty Group
Donna Vadeboncoeur, EMS Coordinator, 642-5034 Scott Dennehy, Pres., email@example.com
First Baptist Church of Brentwood, 201 North Road St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Front Street, Exeter.
Rev. John Hastings. Church phone 679-5259. Fr. Marc Montminy, 772-2494. Masses Sat. 4:00;
Worship & Sunday School, Sunday 10:00 am Sunday 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am. Monday-Saturday
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood/Kingston
197 Middle Road. Sunday Worship & Church School for children St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 208 Pleasant St.,
and youth 10:00 am, Sept.-June, 9:30 am June-Sept. Epping. 679-8805. Rev. Volney (Von) J. DeRosia.
Rev. Kimberly McKerley, pastor. Church phone 778-3189. Masses Sat. 4:00pm; Sunday 8:00,10:30am, 6:00pm.
Grace Ministries International , 263 Route 125, Brentwood
Christ Church Episcopal, 43 Pine Street, Exeter,
Sunday 9:30, pre-service prayer; 10:00, church service. Allen
772-3332. Rev. John E. Denson, Jr. Sunday:8:00am
W. Cook, Senior Pastor. Church office: 642-7848.
Holy Eucharist, spoken; 9:15am Christian Education;
Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth, 436-5301 10:30am Holy Eucharist with music. (May 30-Aug. 31,
Rabbi Barry Krieger. Shabat services, 7:30 pm Fri., 9:30 am Holy Eucharist 8:00 and 9:30am. Child care during
Saturday. 9:30 service.)
Copies of the Brentwood Town Directory are available at the Town Office or by calling 772-4534. Compiled by the
Brentwood Newsletter Committee: Linda Rousseau, editor; Marion Arkell, treasurer; Ann Chamberlain, Jim
Clark, and Brad Stevens.
June 2011 The Brentwood Newsletter Page 11
Cuts by Denise
Haircuts for men and boys $10
335 Route 125, Brentwood Telephone (603) 583-6210 Open Mon.-Fri. 9–5; Sat.9–12
Denise Parenteau Mahala
A few weeks ago Denise moved her business from Exeter to Brentwood 335 Park, just a short distance past Scrabble
Road going towards Epping on Route 125. For the last few years she has been associated with Bud Flanders in Exeter
from whom she bought the business.
Three things are important to consider when selecting a barber: quality, price and location. With over 15 years of
experience, Denise is highly qualified and can do just about any type of haircut you might want. Her specialty is listening
to her customers’ wishes and delivering a professional result. While the interview for this article was in progress, a loyal
customer arrived for a haircut, having come from Wolfboro. As to price, $10 is a bargain considering the quality delivered,
and for first-time customers who mention this article Denise will offer an introductory price of only $8!
If you live in Brentwood, her location is close to ideal. While almost all of her customers just walk in, Denise will gladly
arrange an appointment for you — just give her a call. Give a warm welcome to this new business in Brentwood.
A Newsletter Business Article
Brentwood Historical Society
Monday, July 4, 10 am-1 pm – Open House at the
All town residents and friends are invited and Museum. Come in after the parade to see the Military
welcome to come to the Museum at 140 Crawley Falls Exhibit.
Road for these events:
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 pm – A program on “Old
Letterpress Printing” presented by Jeff Hillier, well known Achievement
to many as a Guidance Counselor in the SAU 16 school
Nicholas Arthur Belanger, USMC, graduated
system. Jeff will bring a table model letterpress machine
from Parris Island, SC, as a Private First Class from 1st
and demonstrate this early method of printing for the
Recruit Training Battalion, Delta Co., Platoon 1018 on
April 1, 2011 where he qualified Expert on the firing
At 6:45 pm there will be an important business range.
meeting for all Historical Society members.
Following a brief "Boot Leave" in Brentwood,
Saturday, June 18, 10 am-1 pm – Open House at the spent with his father Stephen and wife Karrie Belanger
Museum featuring the Military Exhibit honoring all Brent- of Crawley Falls Road, he completed his Infantry
wood members of the Armed Forces in all eras. Loaned Training as a member of Kilo Co. 4th Platoon at Camp
by residents of the town -- men’s and women’s uniforms, Lejeune, NC. When he finishes his next phase of train-
maps, letters and diaries, photos, field phones and other ing at Twentynine Palms, CA he will be a tropospheric
daily gear, a German ceremonial dagger, a Civil War Multi-Channel Scatter Radio Equipment Operator.
bullet from the Gettysburg battlefield, medals, ribbons, a
Purple Heart, an Army footlocker, a collection of "Stars
and Stripes" newspapers, ration books and War Bonds.
Page 12 The Brentwood Newsletter June 2011
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
June 4 “ Best of the Wurst” Night Buffet – 5:00-6:30, Pilgrim Church, tickets at the door
June 6 Trails Committee – 7 pm, Town Office Building.
Firemen’s Association – 7:30 pm, Fire Station
June 7 Selectmen’s meeting – 6:30 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
June 8 Conservation Commission –7:00 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
June 9 Historical Society – 7:30 pm, Jeff Hillier speaker: “Old Letterpress Printing.” 6:45 Business mtg.
June 10 Friday Night Flick – 6:30 pm, Bartlett Library.
June 12 Blessing of the Bikes – 12 noon, Grace Ministries International, 263 Route 125
June 13 School Board meeting – 6:15, Swasey School
Friends of the Library – 7:00 pm, Bartlett Library
June 16 Ladies Night at the Movies – 7:00 pm, Bartlett Library
Planning Board – 7:00 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
June 18 Brentwood Museum open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 140 Crawley Falls Rd.
June 20 Library Trustees – 6:30 pm, Bartlett Library
June 21 Selectmen’s meeting – 7:00 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
June 22 Brentwood Seniors Cookout – 11:30 am, Castonguay Pavilion, Community Center
June 22 Recreation Commission – 6:30 pm, Town Office Building
June 23 Brentwood Seniors annual cookout – 11:30 am, Community Center pavilion
June 27 Golf Marathon, Breakfast Hill Golf Club – call Grace Ministries for information, see page 10
Brentwood Bookers – 7:00 pm, Bartlett Library
June 28 Recreation Commission – 6:30 pm, Sanborn Room, Town Office Building
July 4 10:00 am – Parade. Line up at 9:00. Begin and end at Swasey School.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Brentwood Historical Society Museum Open
6:00 pm – Hamburgers/hot dogs, hayrides, music at County Home picnic area, North Road
9:00 pm – Fireworks, Rockingham County Home fields
July 5 Selectmen’s meeting – 6:30 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
July 7 Cemetery Trustees – 7:00 pm, Town Office Building”
Planning Board – 7:00 pm, Cross Room, Town Office Building
The public is welcome at all above events
The Brentwood Newsletter
c/o Linda Rousseau, Editor
90 Prescott Road Permit No.150
Brentwood, NH 03833-6501 Exeter, NH
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