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      We are a diverse group of Hampton residents from all walks of life and political persuasions. We are advocates for the Hampton taxpayer.  Our objective is to assure that value is being obtained for the tax dollars that we are asked to pay. We closely scrutinize all financial issues associated with the town of Hampton and its schools as they affect taxes and advocate accordingly. We can do this very effectively since we are free of any special interest influences hence remain objective on all issues. We choose to remain anonymous so that special interests cannot focus on character assassinations but are forced to focus on the substance that we report or give recommendations on.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Board of Selectmen: Budget discussions not allowed
By Norm Silberdick @ 12:44 PM :: 389 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow, Letters to the Editor

For the past two weeks I have made remarks during the Public Comment Period at the Selectmen's meetings. With the exception of one response from a Selectman, the material presented has been ignored. We have asked for an explanation how the Default Budget was created. Instead we have been stonewalled, which is ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Default Budget Statement issued to Board of Selectmen
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:55 AM :: 368 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

We are trying to make a difference without being unnecessarily adversarial with the Selectmen, but we are concerned with the overall lack of attention to detail, responsiveness to the general public and lack of transparency.  We do pour over the numbers and again are very sensitive to the interests of the taxpayers many of whom are on fixed incomes...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Muns will not be an independent voice in the Senate
By Norm Silberdick @ 11:27 AM :: 339 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
As the second part of a letter written about Chris Muns’ tenure as School Board member and chairman, we looked into his record as a state repres...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Seabrook Station Settlement Agreement
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:41 PM :: 521 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

The public deserves clarification of the facts, the impact and an explanation of the rational for the settlement from the Selectmen that goes beyond “it could have been worse.” This appears to be a very unfavorable negotiated settlement.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Performance review of Chris Muns as School Board Chair
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:47 PM :: 512 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Mr. Muns supported the breaking of negotiated and approved contract language ..., such actions cost taxpayers $131,286 ...

Mr. Muns failed to represent voters and taxpayers when he and other elected officials disregarded citizen petition warrant articles....

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Muns: Nancy Stiles has the 'Right Stuff'
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:58 AM :: 485 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
Chris Muns recently wrote an op-ed discussing the characteristics the District 24 State Senator should possess. Well, RTOH reviewed that presentation ...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Hampton voters already spoke on Grist Mill Dam issue
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:56 AM :: 522 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Last year the voters overwhelmingly approved the decommissioning of the Grist Mill Dam, 2128 votes in favor to 808 opposed.

The vote wasn't even close nor was there any misunderstanding by the voters. We think there is a moral and fiscal obligation to carry out the will of the electorate and not change plans because a vocal minority wishes to play on the sympathies of the selectmen.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Deputy tax collector vote shows selectmen not doing due diligence
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:09 AM :: 1262 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
A couple of weeks ago the position of Deputy Tax Collector was expanded from a part time position to a full time position. We had a very hard time understanding why this took place so we did some research on the subject since a comment had been made about this position being a “revolving door.”
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Report card on the performance of the Selectmen
By Norm Silberdick @ 3:05 AM :: 1 Views :: 0 Comments :: Tax Increase, Letters to the Editor
There have been 10 Selectmen’s meetings since the elections and we have been watching with interest the actions taken or not taken by the Selectmen for these past two months. Thus we have decided to give a report card on the performance of the Selectmen.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Do Contracts really Matter?
By Norm Silberdick @ 7:03 PM :: 1752 Views :: 0 Comments :: Schools, SAU 21, with Video
Winnacunnet school board voted yet again to nullify the legally binding teacher contract voted and financially supported by taxpayers. They have again incurred unbudgeted expenses that will come at the cost of student programming if there is not enough money
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