DTC is Pleased to Welcome Brendan O’Donnell

Brendan became an associate at DTC in September of 2018.  Before joining the firm, Brendan worked as a judicial law clerk for two years for the Honorable Robert J. Lynn, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Currently, Brendan is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, and he volunteers with the Friends Program out of Concord.  He is excited to be a part of the DTC Team and hopes to continue its tradition of excellence, dedication, and public service. Click here for more information on Brendan O’Donnell.

DTC Attorney John Ratigan to Give Lectures on Solar Power & Land Use

DTC Attorney John Ratigan will be presenting a lecture on Solar Power & Land Use for the 2018 Municipal Law Lecture Series. These lectures are geared towards municipal officials who hold interest or responsibility in any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.

Attorney Ratigan’s lectures will focus on Model Solar Ordinance & Guidance and will be as followed: Wednesday, September 26th 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Stratham Municipal Center, Wednesday, October 3rd 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Derry Municipal Center, and Wednesday, October 10th 7:00pm –9:00 pm at Cheshire County Hall in Keene.

For more information on the New Hampshire Municipal Association, click here.

DTC is Proud to Sponsor TEDxPortsmouth “That Was Then”

DTC is proud to sponsor the 6th annual TEDx event, scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018 at Portsmouth’s historic Music Hall. TEDx focuses on spreading ideas and bringing people together through local, self-organized events. This year’s theme, “That Was Then,” will include fifteen exciting and inspiring speakers as well as several performing acts who will explore big ideas and challenges affecting our community. They will be reflecting on how things were, how things are now, and then begin an exploration of how things will be. Topics will include the environment and planet, community challenges, and ways to revolutionize our businesses and improve our towns.

People who are unable to attend can access a free, online live stream of the event. For more information, click here.

DTC Paralegal Judges Junior Oratorical Contest at the NH Institute for Politics on the Campus of St. Anselm College

On Saturday, April 7, Paralegal Stephanie Carty, volunteered as a judge for the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire, Junior Oratorical Contest at the NH Institute for Politics on the Campus of St. Anselm College. Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship. The Junior contest, children in 6th through 8th grade, is a pathway to the High School Oratorical Contest. The program is designed to create interest, foster appreciation and gain a better understanding of the United States. A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution is required with a length of 3 to 5 minutes, as well as an “Assigned Topic” that must consume 2 to 4 minutes of the presenter’s delivery. Stephanie is an active member of R.A. Mitchell Unit 51 American Legion Auxiliary. The American Legion family is the nation’s largest veterans service organization. For more information about the American Legion’s mission and programs please go to https://www.legion.org/

DTC Sponsors Portsmouth Historical Society’s “Gertude Fiske: American Master with companion exhibitions”

What began as the rediscovery of one woman’s incredible paintings has blossomed into five kindred exhibitions opening in Portsmouth. Perfectly timed, spring 2018 kicks off a year filled with vibrant artwork by talented women in the galleries of the Portsmouth Historical Society at Discover Portsmouth and the John Paul Jones House Museum.

Gertrude Fiske: American Master opens April 6 and runs through September 30 in the historic Academy Gallery at 10 Middle Street. A student of top American Impressionists, including Edmund C. Tarbell in Boston and Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine, Fiske developed a unique way of seeing the world. Curated by Lainey McCartney, this diverse collection of 66 works, some unseen by the public, reveals a mastery of the painter’s craft being fully recognized again for the first time since her zenith in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Gertrude Fiske (1879-1961) dedicated her entire life to her art. Critics in her era recognized Fiske as adventurous, technically superb, bold, and marked “with a power and depth that very few artists, male or female, had ever achieved.”

For more information about the Portsmouth Historical Society and to purchase tickets, click here.

Attorney Sharon Cuddy Somers Assists Riverwoods Durham in Obtaining Conditional Approval from the Town of Durham

Riverwoods Durham obtained conditional approval from the Durham Planning Board on January 10, 2018 to construct a continuing care retirement community on Stone Quarry Drive in Durham. The community campus is designed for people 62 and over and will consist of 150 independent living apartments and include a 72 bed health center providing assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. The campus will occupy approximately 11 acres and will contain many of the program elements and amenities found at the hugely successful campus at Riverwoods Exeter. Sharon Cuddy Somers serves as land use counsel for the project and, following a review process which began in May 2017, obtained approvals from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Other local members of the development team include Jeff Clifford of Altus Engineering and Robbi Woodburn of Woodburn & Company. Justine Vogel, CEO of Riverwoods Durham says the community is beginning to take deposits from prospective residents now and anticipates construction beginning in June 2018 with an estimated opening of early 2020.

Click here for more information from the article in the Portsmouth Herald.

For more information on Riverwoods Durham click here.

For more information on Woodburn & Company click here.

DTC is Pleased To Announce that Heidi J. Barrett-Kitchen has Become a Member of the Firm

Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Heidi J. Barrett-Kitchen has become a member of the firm. Heidi joined DTC as an Associate in 2016. Her experience and practice involves various aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, land development, condominium law, business formations, acquisitions and transactions, estate planning and probate administration. Heidi received her B.S. degree from Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice and her J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For more information on Heidi click here.

DTC Giving Back

Attorney Heidi Barrett-Kitchen along with other members of the Meredith Rotary Club served over 300 seniors at the Rotary’s 26th annual Senior Holiday Dinner on Sunday. This is a community effort with donations from Harts Turkey Farm and various youth organizations. Plated meals with all the fixings for over 300 seniors were served in less than 14 minutes; a true testament that many hands make light work. Below is a picture from the event. For more information on Meredith Rotary club click here.

Paralegal Karen Baillargeon along with the Exeter Lions Club, held a pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus and served over 200 people. The children loved Santa and Mrs. Claus and each child received a gift. Karen and the Exeter Lions will also be putting together Christmas bags of gifts to ten seniors through the Rockingham Nutrition Meals on Wheels Program and will be assembling and delivering 65 Christmas baskets to others in need. For more information on the Exeter Lions Club click here.

Chris and Carolyn Boldt Perform with Sandwich Singers

Attorney Chris Boldt and his wife Carolyn will again perform with the Sandwich Singers at three Christmas concerts this year: Wednesday December 13 at the Congregational Church in Melvin Village; Thursday December 14 at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth; and Sunday December 17 at the Methodist Meeting House in Center Sandwich. All concerts will be at 7:00 p.m. and are free, though contributions are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please go to www.artstamworth.org.

2017 Sandwich Singers Poster