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Entries for March 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mr. Welch is pulling a 'Bryan Williams act here'
By Norm Silberdick @ 8:23 AM :: 5729 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

At the March 2, Board of Selectmen’s meeting Town Manager Welch made numerous references to the millions that he slashed from the original budget proposals as well as the additional cuts made by the Selectmen. All this hyperbole to justify the outrageous overspending created by the Board of Selectmen. We have compiled these remarks in a Video which we encourage the voters to see.

Frankly it is all malarkey, Mr. Welch you are really pulling a

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yellowsheet Reversal
By Norm Silberdick @ 2:38 PM :: 4357 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The authors of the Yellow Sheet suggested voting no on article 23, requesting $126.8K for capital spending on the air system for the library. While we felt was too much money on the project and we have had little confidence in the administration and transparency of the library’s historical practices. We did receive further information about the project that resulted in our reversal of our position and a support for the article. The capital spending is needed to maintain both a good environment for the books and patron comfort and will result in a reduction of future maintenance costs.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Town Manager enjoys pure fantasy while violating the public trust
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:04 AM :: 4405 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

The Town Manager’s comments are so far from the truth that they can accurately be described as pure fantasy and a violation of the public trust.

The facts associated with the budget process, based on the attached document which I believe was distributed by the Finance Director to the Budget Committee, are as follows:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Vote NO on $250,000 to Rebuild the Grist Mill Dam - Article 38
By Norm Silberdick @ 10:04 AM :: 7344 Views :: 1 Comments :: Tax Increase, Letters to the Editor

While we have no issue with the submission and enthusiastic promotion of Article 38 by the “Friends of the Grist Mill Dam”, Rational Taxpayers of Hampton is recommending a NO vote on this citizen’s petitioned article, which requests $250,000 for the “rebuilding” the Grist Mill Dam. If approved, the $250,000 would be in addition to the $400,000 voters approved last year in a Selectmen’s sponsored article to “decommission”, or remove the dam, and does not include a $170,000 increase in long-term costs. Our reasoning is