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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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Monday, August 15, 2016
LET THE EXPERTS DO THEIR JOB
By Jerry Znoj @ 8:26 AM :: 196 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow
We hear this so many times when it comes to capital acquisitions, budgeting, manpower requests and the like that we wonder if anybody is truly managin...
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Hampton taxpayers shot across bow
By Norm Silberdick @ 10:30 AM :: 296 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

there will be a significant shift in taxes to residential properties

At their last meeting the Selectmen granted raises of 2-3% for Department Heads and other non-union employees as compared with 1.5% last year and 1% the year before. Looks like a trend of increased spending. In addition, there was one notable exception, that being the Police Chief, who received a 10%, $10,000 increase. The accounting for the raises, which will have an annual impact of about $38,000, was done in a manner to obfuscate the amount ...

this is a warning shot across the bow of the taxpayers that they have to be more diligent in paying attention to local government officials.

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Monday, July 11, 2016
The Town of Hampton is Budgeting again!
By Jerry Znoj @ 7:01 PM :: 372 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

If the recommendations for change do not occur it will be business as usual and the cry of “we have always done it this way “will rise and true progress will not occur. Stagnation in this process will only lead to higher costs and taxpayer impact. We embrace change agents not a status quo philosophy.

The more that the Town analyzes its costs and uses techniques to incorporate forward thinking and strategic planning the better our community.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Taxpayer group questions town leadership over sewer replacement project
By Jerry Znoj @ 2:13 AM :: 463 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
The DPW in Hampton has engaged, or is in the process of engaging, Wright Pierce Engineering to do a cost study on re-locating new sewer discharge pipe...
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Monday, May 23, 2016
Town Attorney's presentation designed to put Town Officials in a positive light and mislead the public
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:30 PM :: 497 Views :: 0 Comments :: MoneyFlow

Before embarking on a course of making changes that would weaken and reduce the benefits to the taxpayers from the Purchasing Policy by increasing the dollar threshold and/or reducing the required number of bidders, wouldn’t it make more sense to conduct an investigation and analysis to get to the bottom of why Hampton is having so much trouble getting 3 qualified bidders on projects exceeding $15,000. Thus far all we’ve heard is “off the cuff” opinions from the Town Manager and some of the Selectmen.

It appeared to us that the Town Attorney’s intent last week was to defend the actions of the Town Manager, Finance Director and Board of Selectmen related to the $444,000 encumbered on December 21, 2015. While we understand and accept that the Town Attorney may receive direction from the Board of Selectmen, we believe his clients are ultimately the citizens of the Town of Hampton. In our opinion, the presentation by the Town Attorney last week was designed to put Town Officials in a positive light and mislead the public. An objective legal opinion looking out for the interest of the citizens of Hampton would have been more appropriate.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
To School boards: Say No to a special Meeting for Winnacunnet High School Teachers Contract
By Norm Silberdick @ 5:55 AM :: 818 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Unions that operate statewide in New Hampshire represent most school district employees, as well as most municipal employees. These employees play a major role and are generally successful in electing School board members and Selectmen sensitive to their interests.

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Chart representing actual Hampton property taxes
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:55 AM :: 960 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor
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Friday, March 4, 2016
RTOH opposes SAU 90School Bond Warrant 1 and Town Bond issue Warrant 10
By Norm Silberdick @ 9:50 AM :: 1067 Views :: 1 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Just approve the bond and we’ll figure out the details later. We are sure there are items contained in this proposal that need to be addressed, but not this way.

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Former School Board Member opposes SAU 90 School Bond Issue Warrant 1
By Art Gopalan @ 9:43 AM :: 1307 Views :: 1 Comments :: SAU 90

We need to change with the rapid infusion of technology in aiding learning on an individual needs basis and not invest extraordinary funds in brick and mortar based on yesterday’s method. We must make the Academy building safe but not plush.

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Monday, February 29, 2016
Charlie Preston on opposition to 38
By Charlie Preston @ 11:24 AM :: 970 Views :: 0 Comments :: Letters to the Editor

Please do not subscribe to what I believe is scare tactics of the town manager. Frankly I'm not sure who he is working for, but in my opinion it doesn't seem to be the taxpayers of Hampton.

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