Daily Archives: March 20, 2011

Denise Labrie of Manchester

Mother of Rev. Fr. Ray Labrie, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Denise S. Labrie, 68, of Manchester, died March 19th, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born on June 14, 1942 in Manchester, the daughter of Francois and Lucia (Boisvert) Boucher. She attended St. Jean the Baptist Grammar School, Villa Augustina and St. George High School.

Prior to retirement in 2008, she had been employed as a pre-press specialist with Moore Business Forms for over 30 years.

Denise enjoyed traveling with her husband, shopping, and playing games of chance. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished the time spent with her family.

She had previously been a longtime active communicant of St. Jean the Baptist Church prior to joining Ste. Marie Parish several years ago.

Family members include her husband of nearly 48 years, Luc L. Labrie of Manchester; her children, David Labrie and wife Mara of Manchester, Rev. Fr. Ray Labrie, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Litchfield, Christine Grady and husband Jim of Chester, Jay Labrie and wife Jess of Goffstown, Philip Labrie and wife Kristen of Colbert, WA; four grandchildren, Grayson, Halsey, and Grace Labrie and Anna Grady; two brothers, Francis Boucher and wife Rebecca of Georgetown, MA, Marc Boucher and wife Joanne of Austin, TX; one sister, Annette Kane and husband Michael of Auburn; several nephews, nieces, and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucy Gilbert and Rachel Dewitt.

Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Monday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am in Ste. Marie Church, Notre Dame Ave. Committal prayers will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield, NH 03052 or the family requests you may have a Mass said in her memory.

Visit the Lambert Funeral Home website for more information, to leave a note of condolence or read others.

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Londonderry Breaking News for March 13th – 20th 2011

  • Breaking News: LFD toned out for a fall at the rear of the football field at the high school. Time 10:40 AM. #
  • Fall at High School Update: LFD on scene reporting a 35 y/o male that fell about 8 feet; possible ankle injury. Time 10:44 AM #
  • Londonderry Fire is on the way to Megit for a person that had passed out but is now alert. Time out 1:23pm #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out to high school gym for dislocated knee. Time 1:48 PM #
  • High School Gym Injury Update: LFD on scene reporting 15 y/o male with dislocated left knee. Time 1:55 PM #
  • High School Gym Injury Update: LFD reports patient packaged and ready for transport. 15 y/o male with dislocated knee. Time 2:03 PM #
  • Londonderry Fire is headed to Workplace Systems, north of the village for a Fire Alarm activation, time out 6:30pm #
  • Londonderry Fire Alarm reporting the alarm sounding is indicating smoke in the building. Time now 6:32pm Engine 5 on scene nothing showing. #
  • LFD Engine 5 reports Food on the stove at a home next door to the plant. All LFD in service. #
  • NH TRAFFIC ALERT: I 93 Northbound North of Exit 22, the highway is closed due to an MVA, seek another route, expect delays, use caution. #
  • NH TRAFFIC ALERT: I 93 Northbound North of Exit 22, the highway is now open. 8:10pm #
  • NH DOT Traffic ALERT: I-93 northbound in the area of Exit 10 multiple lanes closed throughout the day for road construction. Use Caution #
  • Weather:Highs today in the low 40′s sunny too! Wednesday storm mid am mix, changing to showers. More Wx later in the week. 50′s St. Patty’s #
  • RT @KeithTharp: @LondonderryNH sounds like maple syrup conditions. :) ~warm days cold nights almost as good as maple pecans. Film at 11 #
  • Presidential Proclamation, FLAGS half staff today Death of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, Last Surviving American Veteran of World War I #
  • Londonderry Fire Medic 1 is headed to Litchfield for a paramedic intercept at Hillcrest and Albuquerque time out 9:16am Youth with Cardiac #
  • Londonderry Fire Advance Life Support has arrived in Litchfield, intercept paramedic to stabilize 16 yr old with Cardiac Problems 9:29am #
  • Londonderry Police are out at McDonald’s on Route 102 for reports of a MVA, Car into a building. LFD #
  • Londonderry Fire is headed to Elliot urgent care for a transport to the Elliot 16 year old. time out 9:33am #
  • Weather:Dawn broke w/ light snow showers in Ltown. The ponds skimmed over, overnight lows at freezing. Another band approaching, Snw~Rain? #
  • While the snow fell the Lancers fled, Marching Lancers are on the road again. NYC here we come! Watch the 250th NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out to check a fluid spill at Partridge Lane and Cardinal Circle. Time 9:54 AM #
  • Fluid Spill Update: LFD investigating in area of Partridge Ln & Cardinal Cir; reporting large “sheen” on road but no source. Time 10:11 AM #
  • NH traffic ALERT: I-93 from exit 20, north, a Winter Speed Advisory of 45MPH is posted. Reduce speeds drive carefully. Winter hangs on! #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out to Wedgewood Drive for 66 y/o female bleeding through varicose vein on ankle. Time 2:32 PM #
  • Traffic Alert: Mammoth Road northbound near Crossroads Mall will be blocked due to police activity. Time 4:13 PM #
  • The Inventioneers will be on Fox 25 Boston tonight at 10pm. They will also be on Live in the Fox Studios Thursday March 17th at 8:35am #
  • Driver WARNING:LPD is reporting that some roads in town “Are A Sheet of ICE” black ice drive with care. 7:50am #
  • All Ltown and Auburn Reps voted for Constitutional amendment ending court ordered funding except Rep Betsy McKinney. http://bit.ly/hXd86R #
  • Ponds skimmed over once again overnight. Lows South 29, Central 27.3, North 28.5deg Upper 40s fcst ~Sap is Flowing!!! http://bit.ly/h3jXuj #
  • Traffic Alert: LPD reporting 2 car accident on Rt 102 by Meadow Ln w/ 0 injuries. 1 car partially in rd. Both extensive damage. Time 9:11 AM #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out for fire alarm activation at 182 Rockingham Road, Tower Hill Professional Park. Time 11:08 #
  • NYC St Pattys Day Parade just stepped off! Be sure to watch, LHS is among the crowd. Here’s a history of the parade: http://bit.ly/gSjrT3 #
  • Tower Hill Park on Rockingham Rd Fire Alarm Update: LFD on scene reporting nothing showing, building evacuated, investigating. Time 11:13 AM #
  • Tower Hill Park on Rockingham Road Fire Alarm Update: LFD reporting accidental pull by child. All companies in service. Time 11:18 AM #
  • Breaking Lancer St. Patrick’s PARADE News;From the scene, Sup. Greenberg Reports, Waiting to march, All is well, Kids, LOOK AND SOUND GREAT #
  • Update Live from St. Patrick’s Parade in NYC. Lancer Marching Band and Color Guard getting ready to start at 12 noon. #
  • Breaking NYC PARADE News; Line up and tracking who is next on your Londonderry News Site as it happens! http://bit.ly/f5ljgm #
  • Lancer Band only Three units from presentation on Live NBC Stream! http://bit.ly/f5ljgm 12:30pm #
  • Breaking NYC PARADE News; Band is on the air at 12:33 on your Londonderry News Site as it happens! http://bit.ly/f5ljgm #
  • NH House News:Baldasaro, Tambreno, Tremblay voted to provide ability to grant abatement for private and hom… (cont) http://deck.ly/~3TlZT #
  • Breaking NYC Parade News:Jason Parent just called in, finished at 1:10pm lots of cheering from crowds as they went by, “a wonderful job!” #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out for a fall at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport; curbside at main entrance to airport. Time 1:39 PM #
  • Fall at Airport Update: LFD was canceled prior to arrival; airport reporting Status 4 (no transport needed) patient. 1:45 PM #
  • Traffic Alert: LPD responding to Rt 28 and Woodhenge for accident with no injuries. Time 2:38 PM #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out to South School for chest pains. Patient located in Nurse’s Office. Time 2:41 PM #
  • MVA at Rockingham and Woodhenge: LFD just toned out to accident to meet LPD; reporting minor injuries. Time 2:50 PM #
  • Lancer Band departed Danbury CN at about 4:30 returning w/ complements of @ParadeNC #StPatsParadeNYC What great weather what a great parade! #
  • NWS Wind Advisory in effect from 10am to 8pm Friday, Westerly Winds will increase to 20 – 30 mph morning, afternoon gusts 45 – 55mph DAMAGE #
  • STAR Alert:Tim Abruzese, North School Custodian, on @wmur9 Chronicle tonight 7:30 Painting New England Scenes on Foliage! @londonderry_nes #
  • WIND Advisory from NWS in effect from 10am – 8pm 20 – 30mph by late morning, GUSTS 40 – 50mph btwn Noon and 5pm. Pos. Trees down Pwr Outages #
  • Nice warm Temps today! Highs in the Low 60′s Colder for the weekend, highs in low 40′s Lows in the low 20′s The bad news… Oil is at $3.70! #
  • On this day in 2008 Ltown found out the band took first Place at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade . http://bit.ly… (cont) http://deck.ly/~m2Rq1 #
  • Breaking News: LFD toned out to 73 South Rd for 45 y/o female with difficulty breathing related to asthma. Time 11:02 #
  • Breaking News: LPD responding to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for an incoming plane with a cracked windshield. ETA 15 mins. Time 12:59 #
  • Blackhawk over macks Apples right now. Likely Kennedy on a apple run. #
  • Cracked Windshield on Landing Plane Update: LFD toned out as well for staging for incoming plane. Still unknown size of plane. Time 1:08 PM #
  • Cracked Windshield on Airplane Update: LFD reporting plane has landed safely. LFD canceled; emergency code terminated. 1:11 PM #
  • Maple Sugaring at Peterson’s Sugarhouse During New Hampshire Maple Weekend | The Thrifty New England Traveler http://t.co/9v5k6jm #
  • Weather in Ltown, winds now gusting to 29mph from the NNW in Central. 26mph south and 29 in the north. Cold Front follows 1:53pm #
  • State News:NHSP arrested 17 overnight on the interstate Roads, using “Drug Recognition Experts, & concentrated patrols DWI and Drug charges #
  • Car FIRE on I93 NH Traffic ALERT: I-93 NB 1 mile north of the weigh station both lanes closed. Due to car fire. Expect delays. #
  • The Left Lane on I93 is now open at the scene of a car fire just 1 mile north of the weigh station. 3:32pm Expect further delays. #
  • Traffic Alert: LFD and LPD en route to intersection of Lori Lane and Hall Road for tree on wires. Time 3:32 PM #
  • Tree on Wire Near Hall & Lori Update: LFD reports tree & pole across Hall Road. LFD will be blocking traffic; LPD to assist. Time 3:42 #
  • Tree on Wire at Hall and Lori Update: LFD reporting 60ft tree across wire; small active fire on line. @PSNH notified; unknown ETA. Time 3:55 #
  • Tree on Wire at Hall and Lori Update: LFD reporting @PSNH giving ETA of 45 mins to hour. Traffic is blocked in area, avoid if possible. 3:59 #
  • NH Traffic ALERT: I-93 North Bound in Windham, road reopened. There is residual traffic backed up. Use caution. Seek Alternate route. 4:24pm #
  • I93 CLOSED NH Traffic ALERT: I-93 SB in Sanbornton at exit 22, the highway is closed due to a serious accident. Seek alternate routes 5:21pm #
  • Update on the Hall Road Tree FIRE, the fire is out. the road is still closed, LPD and @PSNH on scene doing repairs. 5:30pm #
  • Hall Road is now Open both directions, 5:38pm This following a tree that fell on wires and burned for about 2 1/2 hours. #
  • Londonderry to Host First Annual Pot O’ Gold Race – Starting Gun at 2PM click for route MAP 5K race near Exit 4 on I93 http://bit.ly/hpz7sg #
  • It’s 2pm and the starting Gun for the Londonderry Rotary First Annual Pot O’ Gold Race 5K race start and and at the 99 http://bit.ly/hpz7sg #
  • Roadways around Home Depot and Hanaford are closed for race, will be till about 2:25pm please obey officers! Start and End at 99 resturant #
  • Londonderry Fire is headed to 22 Ross Drive time out 2:48pm Reports of a dryer FIRE. near Gilcreast http://bit.ly/LDscan #
  • Dryer was overheated, all units in service 3:06pm #
  • The #supermoon brought cold overnight temps and a great day out with family at Peterson’s Sugar House! http://www.londonderrynh.net/?p=34832 #

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The Secret Maple Product of Peterson’s Sugar House

Lucky enough to live nearby Londonderry, New Hampshire?  It’s just 45 minutes from the coast, 45 minutes from Boston and 45 minutes from the lakes region.  Heck it’s only 15 minutes from Nashua, Manchester and Salem.

Why not take a drive this clear Sunday afternoon, for the cost of the gas, ok we understand it’s not the same when Hank Peterson was young.  Back in the “Good Ole Days” you could go out to the country sugar shack for $1.00 in gas even if you lived far away, when gas was 32 cents a gallon.  Even so this tour is free, and this weekend you can sample maple walnut ice cream with warm pecans and maple syrup after the tour!

A short time ago, when we were Bringing a weekly offering of pine scraps to start the fire, once again Hank offered “When your done stak’in that I got something for ya.”

Out of the woodshed and through the hand made door the weight made its regular trip up the wall and pulled the door shut behind. “Get a spoon, and come on over here.” Not even seeing the containers of frothy cream on the counter I gazed down into a pan that still had a coating on the bottom. A run of the plastic sample spoon over the bottom brought up a creamy sticky glob with a long string trailing behind and folding over neatly onto the back of the spoon. As I popped it into my mouth this was a “Oh my God” moment.

The taste is that of maple candy popular to the children on the way home from skiing but not with the crunchy crystal texture. Hank explained how it is made however, with no notepad it was meant to remain a secret. Not that anyone reading this has hundreds of maple trees out in front of the house with a sugar shack to make it in anyways. This is a fun thing to do in

Photo by Hank Peterson at Peterson's Sugar House

Londonderry, when you go ask for a container of the Maple Cream, it is in his fridge in the house, not on the shelf with all the other products.

Some people call it Maple Butter. If you’re a tourist or a tourist in your own hometown enjoy some Maple Cream this weekend!  And who knows, if you keep a sharp eye out you may see one of Hank’s friends keeping an eye out for any moles, voles, and mice visiting the sugar shack in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

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Backpack Blowers Recalled in US and Canada

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has issued two recent recalls. Both products are backpack blowers, under different brand names, that pose a potential fire hazard. The USCPSC would like remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

Kawasaki Motor Recalls Backpack Blowers

Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA, of Irvine, California, has recalled about 3,400 gasoline powered backpack blowers in the United States, and another 100 in Canada. The recall because the gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product’s blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. This product was sold by authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490. Be sure to select “Read More” at the bottom of the story to see a full list of the model and serial numbers under this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For more information, contact Kawasaki Motor at (877) 364-6404 between 8 AM and 6 PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.

To see the press release on CPSC’s website, click here. To view the press release from Health Canada, click here.

Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas has recalled about 18,000 gas powered backpack blowers and mister dusters in the United States as well as 750 in Canada. The recall occurred because the gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. 25 incidents of leaking tanks have been reported, with no injuries.

This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers and mister dusters sold under the Maruyama brand name. Model numbers are printed on the product’s recoil starter. Backpack blowers and mister dusters included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. This product was sold at authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820. Be sure to select “Read More” at the bottom of the story to see a full list of the model and serial numbers under this recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For additional information, contact Maruyama at (866) 783-7400 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.

To see the press release on CPSC’s website, click here. To view the press release from Health Canada, click here.

Click Read More to see a complete list of recalled serial and model numbers.

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