Vandals Caught at The Depot

From the Issue: 
October 2009
On Wednesday, August 12th at half past midnight, my telephone rang.  The voice on the line informed me that the security alarm had gone off at the depot.
    The first call sent from One Source Security and Automation, Inc. was to the Troy Police Department.  When I arrived to turn off the deafening siren and check the damage, Officer Clark was on the scene talking with an eyewitness who saw the five vandals ran off. 
    What these young delinquents hadn’t planned was, when the baseball bat smashed the large pane window, a shrill siren went off and their act caught on tape!  There has been some question as to whether the cameras are fakes.  Believe me, these kids found out that they’re very real.
    It’s a shame these pointless acts of vandalism occur. 
    Some of these foolish incidents might be avoided if parents knew where their children were, especially at this time of night, and with whom they keep company.  The four onlookers, females included, played a role in this vandalism even if they didn’t swing the bat.

TENDER SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL

From the Issue: 
October 2009
The school year began with  "Racing to Preschool."  The students learned the daily routine and know the names of their teachers and new friends. Shapes and colors have been introduced as well as experimenting with mixing colors at the science center.  More activities are: painting, gluing, making play dough, story time, learning about creation and their special friend Jesus, moving to rhythm, learning letter sounds, and enjoying sugar cookies.  The children are busy!

To encourage home reading time, a family reading tree was created in the classroom.  Family Bags hold projects to be completed at home, promoting working together.

Fire Prevention month will be observed with a field trip to the fire station and an ambulance visit at preschool.  The change in seasons will be discussed along with the topic of apples, culminating with an apple picking adventure.  The annual Fall Family Harvest Night is Friday, October 23.  Pumpkin carving, making a scarecrow, hot dogs, cider, donuts and more will be enjoyed.

HELPING HAND CENTER

From the Issue: 
October 2009
    News Alert! Food pantry shelves are almost bare! I'm sure you've been reading lately about the struggles of a lot of small food pantries. I wanted to reassure everyone that the Helping Hand Center is spending more money on food but, thanks to generous  donations of money and items, we are able to continue giving quality food to anyone in need.

    Our volunteers work hard to supply food and clothing to people in need in Troy and Fitzwilliam. People in our mission area get free clothing each month if they need it. All others pay $1 per item, which supports our food pantry. Without your quality clothing items and donations, we would be struggling right now. All our volunteers are under strict guidelines as to what they can accept.

    We need some help desperately. Could you spare a couple of hours a week at night stocking food shelves and learning to make up food boxes? You can turn the music up loud and work at your own pace. It's a very rewarding job.

SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

From the Issue: 
October 2009
Lisa Carpenter has joined me in representing the Town of Troy on the Monadnock Regional School Board. The Monadnock Regional School Board manages and maintains schools in six other towns in addition to ours. Several of the towns have had difficulty maintaining representation on the board. In the case of our town, Troy, I agreed to rejoin the boardd a few months ago  so that we would have at least one of our two seats on the board covered.

Lisa Carpenter came to my attention when she went to work in the Liberty Mutual Office next to my office in Keene. In the course of conversations between her and my staff I was pleased to find another successful member of the area business community that lived just down the street from me in Troy.  Lisa expressed a deep sense of commitment to Troy and its future which I found refreshing and I suggested she consider serving the Troy on the School Board. Lisa grew up in the area attended both Troy School as well as Monadnock Regional and I thought she would be a great fit.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

From the Issue: 
October 2009
The cool weather is coming, nights are getting colder so folks will start using different types of heat sources.  Have they been serviced and cleaned for another year of use?  Please check your smoke detectors and change the battery.
The fire station has been painted, the windows are being blocked in and a door installed on the south side of the station.  The old windows were large steel frames that allowed a large heat loss.  The TFD will hold its next breakfast on October 10th. from 7-10 AM and we will also be cooking food at the pumpkin festival on October 17th.
 
TFD has also added two new members, Nicholas Huntoon & Nathan Wielosinski, to the roster.  We also also congratulate Brett Murry & Nicholas Huntoon for successfully completing the state certification of firefighter level one.

BENEFIT FOR WILLIAM FARNUM

From the Issue: 
October 2009
October 11, 2009    12noon  – 6PM
Pelto’s Barn,  Bigelow Hill, Troy, NH

William “Pettie”Farnum, former police officer in Winchester and Troy, NH has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer which has had him in and out of hospitals for the last year.  The event will feature entertainment by  The Mike Stetson Band, EvenSpeak and The Weathered Roads Band. Advance tickets to this event are available $8/Single or $15/Couples. Children under 12 admitted free. Please call Kay Tacy @ 1-603-239-4482 or BJ Amidon @1-603-392-0076 for more information. 

Conservation Commission

From the Issue: 
October 2009
We are having lovely weather to enjoy Troy. This summer I was encouraged to find The Falls of Falls Brook off Richmond Rd. The first time I visited the Falls the chutes emanated a very Zen atmosphere, quiet and peaceful. Then I hiked them again after TS Danny and was treated to a roaring water concert of sight and sound. I encourage you to visit them this season. Remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints, but walk lightly.

Lynn Estep-Goodridge kindly took on the job of coordinating the Fall roadside pick up campaign. Please call her at 242-7776 for the blue bags. It would be nice if every neighborhood got together and took care of their street. The full bags can be left on the side of the road and should be picked up by the state road crews. If they don't get picked up, let Jim Dicey know, or bring them to the transfer station.

OLD HOME DAYS 2009

Things are coming together nicely for Troy's big event and it has really become a community affair.  This couldn't have happened without the participation of so many Town groups.  A kick-off event is planned for Thursday, July 23rd -- will it be an evening of Bingo on the Common followed by a family movie at Sand Dam ?  The Gap Mtn. Gardeners selling ice cream?  At this writing plans are in flux, so watch for posters around town for updates.  On Friday, July 24, the Gap Mtn. Lions Club will be holding their fabulous Chicken Barbecue on the Common from 5:30 to 7 PM.  After the barbecue there will be entertainment, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs and be prepared to enjoy the music of Category 4 from 7 to 9 PM. 
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